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Traditional Greater Detroit Philanthropic Leadership Assured
4,938,000 Gifts Start '77 Drive
Allied Jewish Campaign Workers Heartened by Initial Gifts
Less than 100 participants in this initial meeting which formally
marks the opening of the Allied Jewish Campaign announced gifts total-
This sum proved additionally heartening because of the increases
over last year's gifts made by most of the attendees.
An address by the guest speaker, Gen. Shaul Rosolio, who formerly
headed Israel's police forces, helped to give impetus to the introductory
Campaign meeting, was supplemented by urgent appeals by local leaders
aimed at the mobilization of community-wide efforts to provide the vitally
needed funds for Israel's immigrant integration and welfare and for the
support of the Jewish state's educational, aid-to-the-elderly and other social
needs which depend for their support upon the United Jewish Appeal, the
major beneficiary of the Detroit Allied Jewish Campaign.
A welcoming talk and an appeal to the workers by the host, 1977
Campaign chairman Honigman and by other leaders at the meeting
served to inspire the important community-wide solicitations inaugu-
By Jewish News Special Correspondents
rated at Wednesday's meeting.
PHILADELPHIA — Crises affecting the status of Russian Jewry and the
Honigman, announcing the $4,938,000 total from the approximately
thousands of applicants for emigration visas seriously influenced the sessions of
donors, stated that their gifts last year were in the amount of
the 45th General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds, held here at the Marriott and adjoining hotels for five days commencing
Emphasizing the urgency of the current Campaign, describing the
Nov. 10. The more than 2,000 delegates joined in making the problem of Russian
opening Campaign meeting as "the single gathering of its kind in any
Jewry a major item on an agenda that included every phase of interest-in the
drive," Honigman called for total mobilization of forces to achieve the
social and educational services. '
Statements by Max M. Fisher and associates in 10 organizations engaged in
goals that are so vital in behalf of the more than 60 causes included in the
efforts to assist those desiring to leave Russia indicated two major decisions: to
mobilize activities in support of the task described as an aim to mobilize increased
Honigman announced a followup meeting similar to Wednesday's,
emigration from the USSR and the agreement that emigres have freedom of
also at his home, on Sunday morning, Dec. 12, with Gen. Benjamin Peled
choice of destination after being permitted to leave the Soviet Union.
of Israel as guest speaker.
Fisher declared on behalf of the Interorganizational Committee on Soviet
Martin Citrin, president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, sponsor of
Jewish Emigration, which originally functioned in behalf of eight organizations
engaged in tasks in behalf of Russian Jews and which has been expanded to 'the Allied Jewish Campaign, declaring that the needs emphasized in the
Campaign "are axiomatic," thoroughly analyzed the objectives of the
include two additional national organizations, that there is unanimous agree-
drive, which aims to care for Israel's needs while fulfilling the -obliga-
ment to grant freedom of choice of residence to those leaving the USSR. This
tions to scores of services on the home front. He placed emphasis on the
decision was necessitated by the large number of dropouts, some 60 percent of
those who have recently left Russia with visas for Israel having defected with
probturns emerging on the national front and called for action when
Allied Jewish Campaign workers were heartened Wednesday eve-
ning with a confidence that the traditional Greater Detroit philanthropic
leadership will be renewed and strengthened in the months ahead. The
confidence in uninterrupted generosity was generated by the response
from a relatively small group of contributors at the advanced gifts meet-
ing held at the home of the new Campaign chairman, Daniel M. Honig-
Maximizing Emigration of Soviet
Jews Launched at CJF Assembly
Freedom of Destination Affirmed
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Purely Commentary: An Historic Message
Dunant's Pioneering Role as Christian
Zionist Inspires Anticipated Red Cross
Welcome to Israel's Magen David Adorn
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ant was the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, in
recognition of his great humanitarian ideal.
At the same time, Dunant was nourishing in his
Historic justice is anticipated at the next meeting
of the International Red Cross, in Geneva, next April heart another dream: the rehabilitation of the dis-
persed, sorely tried and persecuted Jews.
In an im_pressive biography, "Dunant — The Story
Israel's formal application for membership of
the Red Cross," (Oxford University Press), Martin
- --Tgen David Adorn, her. Red Cross counterpart, into of
the world organization did not reach the agenda of the Gumpert wrote about Dunant:
"His prophetic glance did not yet see into the dis-
world body, in Geneva, last April. Action is awaited at
tance not even as far as the misery that was waiting
the next meeting.
Unity in the ranks of the related mercy movement just around the corner. Dunant had a new idea. In
would mean only a formality in action, since Magen March, 1866, he divulged his plan for a 'Universal and
David Adorn and the Red Cross already cooperate fully International Society for the Revival of the Orient.'
in all matters involving their services in the Middle
"Did he see so clearly in advance the evil that was
East. Formulation of the unity, however, also would brewing in aged and fanatic Europe and which could
add pragmatism to a basic factor in Red Cross history: regenerate at last into an inconceivable race hatred?
the founder of the Red Cross was one of the earliest Once more it was a touching mixture of the apostolic
Christian Zionists and Magen David's entry into Red spirit, the humanitarianism of the century and a sense
Cross ranks would glorify another of the ideals of Red for business speculation that made him a legitimate
Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant.
forerunner of Theodor Herzl and Zionism and finally led
Dunant not only has earned a place in history as the his plan astray.
founder of the Red Cross; he also has gained an im-
"In the Bibliotheque Nationale is a single copy of
perishable place in Jewish history as an advocate of his extraordinary eight-page memorandum on this
reconstituted Jewish statehood in the Holy Land and as subject. Palestine was to be neutralized in the inter-
one of the great forerunners of Dr. Theodor Herzl ests of a great colonial society. And in the following
among the Christian supporters of the Zionist idea.
year the International Palestine Co. was actually
The idea of a Red Cross was born at Solferino in founded, with Dunant as president; it proceeded to
1859. The International Red Cross came into being as a
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result of the Geneva Conference in 1863. In 1901 -, Dun-
By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
(Copyright 1976, JTA, Inc.)
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Jean Henri Dunant, Founder of the Interna-
tional Red Cross and Pioneer Christian Zionist.