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March 25, 1977 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-03-25

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28 Friday, March 25, 1977


Hungarian Jews
Elect President

Parley Slated in Jerusalem

first international con-
ference of scientific
editors will convene in
Jerusalem April 24-29, at

the time of the J erusalem
International Book Fair,
and will feature a joint
session with representa-
tives attending the fair.

Yitzhak Raphael Fails to Win
Place on Religious Party List

Budapest Jewish commu-
nity Monday unanimously
elected Imre Heber, 61, as
its new president. Heber,
an industrial worker and an
Orthodox Jew, pledged in
his inaugural speech to
draw closer to the rabbi-
nate and the various syna-

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* LONDON (JTA)—The supplanting or subjecting
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* sociated itself in part from the NoveMber 1975 UN res-
* the United Nations General olution obscured this dis-

Abu Hatzira.
Raphael's defeat was es-
pecially bitter for him be-
cause two of his former pro-
teges made the list.
One of them, Pinhas
Schoenmann, the only Knes-
set incumbent of the Raph-
ael faction, placed 11th
which means he may not be
re-elected unless the NRP
does better in the May 17401
elections than it did in th
last Knesset elections. The
NRP has 10 seats in the pre-
sent Knesset.

Mizrachi Split?

Assembly resolution equa- tinction.
ting Zionism with racism.
"To .be effective, critic
The Council for Arab- • cism of Zionism must be
British Understanding specific, not generalized. It
(CABU), in its latest annual should specifically exclude
report, conceded that Zion- those manifestations of Zion-
ism in Europe and Russia ism which are benign or at
"may indeed have had the
least innocuous and should
character of a national lib- concentrate on those which
eration movement, its aim unquestionably are imperia-
being to free Jews in the Di- listic and reprehensible."
aspora from Western and
C hristian persecu tion
to promote a Jewish
al renaissance."

NEW YORK (ZINS)—Eliezer Bern-
stein, president of the Mizrachi Zion-
ist Organization, says that any split in
the Israeli party of the religious Zion-
ists will result in a-split of the Ameri-
can group from the Israelis.
Dr. Yosef Burg is attempting to
oust Yitzhak Rafael from a leadership
position in the Israeli party.

Eastern European Immigrants
However, in Palestine, Zi- W
onism had a different char- W orking on Israel's Railways
acter, "that of a colonizing,

All made under Strict Orthodox
Rabbinical Supervision

settler movement which
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Yitzhak Raphael, the for-
mer Minister of Religious
Affairs, failed to win a
place in the National Reli-
gious Party's election list in
Sunday's balloting by the
NRP's 201-member, General
Council. He conceded that
this might mean the end of
his political career..
Dr. Yosef Burg, former
Minister of Interior, heads
the list, followed by former
Welfare Minister Zevulun
Hammer and MK Aaron


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The Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

new immigrants from - the
Soviet Union and
Romania have become
employees of the Israeli
State Railways. In their
original countries they
did not work on the rail-
•oad because it was not
suitable for Jews. Now
they work as ticket
agents, engine drivers,
engineers and experts in
special duties.
One can find a lot of
these experts in the con-
struction of a new railway
line from the phosphate
pits in Oran near Dimona,
to Nahad Zim. They are
considered a very valu-
able asset to the field.
Only 5 percent of the can-
didates were not accepted
after- careful examina-
tions..They work hard
and owing to their help it
seems that the railway
line to Eilat is being com-
pleted quicker than ex-
We had a talk with two
railway-workers: Sacher
Rachmiev from the north
Caucasus, a former
locksmith, and Abraham
Erlich, a ticket agent.
Rachmiev came to Israel
six months ago. Both are
very satisfied with their
work. -
Erlich-, an immigrant
from Romania, told us, he
had earned in Russia 360
rubles a month. Ile came
by accident to his job with
the railways. lie wanted to
leave his village Benders,
but in order to get permis-
sion to leave, he had to
p_rove that he has got a.joh

People in Russia don't
look for work with the
railways..The salary is
poor and one has to work
on Spndays, holidays and
nights. Erlich appealed to
the management of the
railways - and was ac-
cepted. He was the only
Jewish railway worker
and the 1,8 0 0 gentile
workers harassed him
In Israel he worked for
three years as assistant
ticket collector. He took
courses, advanced and
became ticket collector
and- controller. He started
to like his work. Two of his
sons are in the Israeli
Navy school in Acco. His
wife works in a carpet fac-
tory, and is the only
woman in Israel who is
thus employed.
Among the other rail-
way employees,'we met
were Shaul Mendelewics
from Romania and Alfred
Ashton from India. Men-
delewics is a specialist in
building' railway lines. In
Romania he had layed
over 10_years 350 miles of
track. Ile was the vice
controller of five major

Red Cross Won't Accept Israel

Andre Chiefly. head of the
permanent delegation of the
Red Cross in Israel. de-
clare'd at a press confer-
ence that the International
Red Cross would not accept
Israel's Red Magen_David
as a member of that organi-
He stated that all mem-
ber countries in the Inter-
national Red Cross are ob-
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railway lines stretching
2,500 miles. He told us he
got the idea of coming to
Israel, when a Romanian
railway employee asked
him, whether he was con-
sidering moving to Israel.
He thus felt that his col-
leagues did not trust him
any more. It took one year
until he got the permit to
leave Romania. When he
arrived in Israel, a
specialist was needed for
building the Ashkelon-
Har line. He is now a
happy man. He earns
more than 6,000 Pounds a
Alfred Ashton is an elec-
trical engineer. He studies
in India and England. He
worked for 26 years for the
Indian Railways and re-
ceived a special medal
from the Indian President
for his work. Ile was very
satisfied with his•job but
felt a desire to come to Is-
Engineer Ezra E•e•,
manager of the southern
department of the Israeli .
Railways, came from Iraq`
to Israel. He is supervis-
ing the work on the new
Oran-Hai• Zim line.

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blems of the organization:
"Red Cross. - "Red Cres-
cent: - "Red Lion. - and
"Red Sun.' Since Is-rael
has refused to accept one of
these emblems. she will not
be admitted to, the inter-
national body.
He agreed that this refus-
al is primarily based on po-
litical. considerations of
some of the 125 members in
the organization.
At the conclusion of the
press conference. Chiefly
said that it is possible that
not all the fallen Israelis in
the Yom Kippur War were
buried in Jewish cemeter-
ies .. Some of the soldiers
probably are still buried
along the fronts of 'that
Sonic 413 Israelis were
not buried in Jewish ceme-
teries in the wars with the
Arabs. -

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