Detroit to Celebrate 28th Anniversary of Israel
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A Salute to Israel's
For Zion's sake, (-
I shalt not keep
silent. For Jeru-
I shall not rest.
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April 30, 1976
Jewish Communities and World
Statement Greet Israel Birthday
Jewish communities throughout the world are joining with Israel to mark
the state's 28th anniversary, on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, next
Impressive programs have been announced in Israel, where a somber spirit
predominates, with echoes of the will to live defying the mounting obstacles from
antagonistic neighboring states and in the international arena; and with the
emphasis on the solidarity with Israel in Jewish ranks everywhere, not excluding
some areas in the Arab-Soviet bloc nations.
Jewish organizations in the United States, the democratic nations of the
world, and their leaders, re-asserted their determination to
strive for Israel's security and future progress. The messages
to Israel and Israelis from everywhere are marked by pledges
to uphold Israel's hands in the current struggle to continue
the labors for a continuing role as a haven of refuge for Jews
from lands of oppression as well as for those seeking to ele-
vate the spiritual and cultural aims and values of the Jewish
Independence Day will focus on the theme of "Israel
and the Diaspora" according to the Premier's Office. "We
have decided on this because we have learned that in the
final analysis our fellow Jews abroad are our most loyal
friends," explained Yehuda Ilan, head of planning for In-
Ilan said that ,for the first time since the Yom Kippur
War, the government will provide fireworks to brighten up
the atmosphere in towns and villages throughout the country
NEW YORK (JTA) —
The head of the Republi-
can Party's national com-
mittee of state chairmen
pledged to introduce a
strong pro-Israel plank in
the Republican Party plat-
form at its national con-
vention in August. Former
Judge Richard Rosenbaum
of New York, a close friend
of Vice President Nelson
A. Rockefeller, also said he
would sponsor a plank
calling for the freedom of-
emigration of Soviet Je-
The Republicans will
consider a resolution
drafted by Rosenbaum
which "guarantees the in-
tegrity, the existence, the
strength, and the security
of the state of Israel."
The activities are combined with Israel's 1;:emorial Day tributes to the mar-
tyrs who have fallen in defense of Israel.
The Diaspora theme will be expressed in part by the dispatch of 35 young
Israeli volunteers to Jewish communities around the world to take part in festive
entertainment programs. The 35 were selected out of 400 applicants, Ilan said.
Other annual events scheduled for Independence Day include: the Interna-
tional Childrens Bible Quiz, the award ceremony of the Israel Prizes and Presi-
dent Ephraim Katzir's reception for the diplomatic corps.
In his independence Day remarks issued last week, Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Rabin stated that the supreme priority among the five major
challenges facing Israel is the search for peace.
His other priorities included the strengthening of Israel's
defensive capacity; the further consolidation of Israel's eco-
nomic infrastructure; the closing of the social gap in Israel
and to further strengthen the bonds between Israel and the
Rabin said that these Jewish priorities "relate to the wel-
fare of all of us and not least to our brethren in countries
where freedom is denied them — the remnants of communi-
ties in Arab countries where they are held hostages and the
great Jewish community of the Soviet Union."
The premier's message also paid tribute to Israel's "sons
and daughters who sacrificed all that we might celebrate this
day — those who fell in the struggle for our freedom and in
the subsequent battles to protect it. Their legacy is precious
and it imposes upon us the common obligation to build a bet-
ter, more beautiful and a stronger Israel."
The '76 Allied Jewish Campaign Continues
This Community's Traditional Generosity;
$16,630,000 Total Marks Another Triumph
Hurdling many obstacles, tackling serious difficulties that arose due to economic conditions, the Allied Jewish
Campaign and the Israel Emergency Fund nevertheless attained another philantropic triumph in the current Campaign
which concluded with a volunteer workers' meeting Wednesday night at Adat Shalom Synagogue.
Dr. Leon Fill and Merle Harris, chairmen of the Campaign, asserted in their summaries of the efforts of the several
thousand volunteer workers that their anticipation of a successful matching of last year's achievement was vindicated in
the results attained.
In an address summarizing the achievements, William Avrunin, who is retiring as executive vice president of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, announced that the Campaign total as of Wednesday evening was $15,289,000 with an
additional $1.3 million projected to be collected.
Arthur Howard, 1975 Campaign co-chairman, introduced the following leaders who announced the totals for
their respective divisions: Richard Kahn, Mercantile Division; Irving Laker, Services-Arts and Crafts; Philip
Minkin, Industrial and Automotive; Charles Snider, Real Estate and Building Trades; Tom Klein, Food Divi-
sion; Dr. Paul C. Feinberg, Professional; Richard Maddin, Junior Division; Rabbi James I. Gordon and Isadore
Shrodeck, Metropolitan; and •Ruth Broder, Women's Division.
Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom of Adat Shalom opened the meeting with the invocation. Dr. Fill called the 1976
Campaign closing meeting a great "victory celebration . . . for our accomplishments this year are truly a victory for
our people and a great cause for celebration."
Dr. Fill directed his thanks and praise to the thousands of volunteers and the Campaign's professional staff for
their contributions and Harris introduced the Campaign officers to the audience, including co-chairman Daniel Honig-
man and associate chairmen Irving Seligman, Phillip Stollman and Phillip Warren.
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Born in Israel
• Died Tuesday
JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Siamese twins born to a
woman Saturday evening at
Hadassah Hospital died
Tuesday at the hospital.
A group of consulting sur-
geons and pediatricians
from throughout Israel had
already concluded that the
twins could not be sepa-
rated, nor could one be
saved at the expense of the
other's life. The twins
shared a heart and liver, and
were joined at the breast
The infants, weighing
seven pounds together, were
reported in good health at:
birth, and were the first
Siamese twins born in Israel
that survived birth.