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70 Friday, November 4, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS •

Israel Snubs Security Council
Meeting on Palestinian 'Rights'

UNITED NATIONS
(JTA)—Chaim Herzog,
Israel's Ambassador to the
United Nations, said last
week that Israel will not
participate in the meeting of
the Security Council which
opened Oct. 27 to discuss the
report of the "Committee on
the Exercise of the
Inalienable Rights of the
Palestinian People."
In a statement issued here
prior to the meeting, Herzog
stated: "Israel does not rec-
ognize this committee,
which merely echoes the
policy of the. PLO, an organ-
ization committed to the
destruction. _of Isrgel, and
will not cooperate with it in
any way, and will therefore
not participate in the meet-
ing of the Security Council
today."
The report of the com-
mittee and its recommenda-
tions were endorsed by the
General Assembly last
year. The recommendations
set a time-table for Israeli
withdrawal from the occu-
pied territories and called
for the return of the Palesti-
nians to their homes and the
establishment of a Palesti-
nian entity.
It was reported from
Bonn, that in a breach of the
government's policy of no
official contact with the
Palestine Liberation Organ-
ization, Undersecretary of
State Hans-Juergen Wisch-
newski, Chancellor Helmut
Schmidt's right-hand man
and the highest ranking offi-
cial in the Chancellery,
recently held a meeting in
West Germany with Ahmed
Sudki Ddjani, a PLO execu-
tive member.
The meeting took place
June 20 but only came to
light last week when Dajani
mentioned it in passing dur-
ing a Brussels press confer-
ence on the eve of the new
European-Arab dialogue.
A government spokesman
confirmed that the meeting
took place, but insisted the
two met in their capacities
as joint vice-chairmen of a
working committee of the
Euro-Arab talks.
Meanwhile, Prime 11/h.n-
ister James Callaghan's rei-
teration of Britain's position
in favor of a Palestinian
state, which drew a chilly
reception from the Board of
Deputies of British Jews
when he addressed its meet-
ing Oct. 23 marking the 60th
anniversary of the Balfour
Declaration, continued to
have unfavorable rever-
berations throughout the
Anglo-Jewish community
during the week. The
address was broadcast live
in London and was televised
for Israeli audiences.
Despite giving him a
warm personal reception,
the crowded meeting heard
his call for an Arab "home-

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from children are more pre-
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land" in silence. Later
to an interview which was
speakers ignored it com-
conducted in Washington by
pletely, while taking issue
the Beirut daily, Al-Anwar
with his implied call for
and released Sunday in the
almost total Israeli with-
Lebanese capital. He added,
drawal from occupied
however, according to the
territories.
interview, that for this, the
"We believe that the way
Palestinians should recog-
to solve the problem is by
nize Israel's right to exist.
setting up a homeland of
Meanwhile, the American
some kind for the Palesti-
Jewish Congress has pro-
nian Arabs," Callaghan
tested to Secretary of State
said. What form the home-
Vance the granting of a visa
land should take was a mat-
permitting an official of the
ter for the parties con-
Palestine Liberation Organ-
cerned, but it "obviously"
ization to "roam the country
could not just be in Jordan.
at will."
The one million Palestinians
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg,
in the West Bank and Gaza
president of the Congress,
Strip would neither be
said he was "deeply dis-
absorbed by Jordan nor
tressed" by what he called
would they wish to be
"a disturbing change in the
uprooted from their homes,
policy of our government."
the Prime Minister said
He asked Secretary Vance
Callaghan warned against
for "an explanation to the
the belief that Israel could
American people."
guarantee her security
indefinitely by the occupa-
Yeshiva Program
tion of territory. "That is a
Is Well Attended
standing invitation to con-
tinuing tension and the dan-
NEW YORK-Yeshiva Uni-
ger of renewed war." While
versity's new post-master's
borders must be geographi-
degree program in
cally relevant, possession of
advanced gerontological
territory was no longer the
practice, geared to the con-
only security factor, he
tinuing education needs of
said.
those who work with the
In a related development,
aged, has gotten under way
Sen. John Sparkman (D-
and has attracted a wide
Ala.), chairman of the Sen-' variety of professionals
ate Foreign Relations Com-
seeking to update their
mittee, says he supports an
knowledge of the field,
independent Palestinian
according to Dr. Celia B.
state that would provide a
-Weisman, director of pro-
homeland and self-rule for
gram planning and devel-
the Palestinians, according
opment for the University's
Gerontological Institute,
Bnai Brith Urges which is offering the
program.
Uganda Boycott
Dr. Weisman has found
that
this first class "is truly
WASHINGTON—Bnai
interdisciplinary." The
Brith has given its unquali-
group of 33 students
fied support for a proposed
includes 10 social workers,
trade embargo against
seven nurses—three of
Uganda, urging Congress to
whom are directors of nurs-
enact legislation submitted
ing programs, four of whom
by Rep. Don Pease of Ohio.
are faculty in nursing
David M. Blumberg, Bnai
departments at colleges and
Brith's president, said in a
universities—five
people
statement that although the
involved in guidance and
500,000-member organiza-
counseling; feur educators;
tion regards an embargo
a'rabbi; two psychologists;
"as a last-resort weapon to
two
therapeutic recreation
be employed in only the
most extreme cases," Idi . specialists; one nutritionist;
and one medical librarian.
Amin's Uganda qualifies as
Among the areas' covered
such a case "by any
by
the program are the bio-
yardstick."
logical, medical, and psy-
Rabbinical College chological aspects of aging,
major legislation affecting
Increases Faculty
older adults, and manage-
PHILADELPHIA — The
ment of programs for older
Reconstructionist Rabbi-
adults.
nical College has appointed
F,or applications and
two new faculty members
information write Dr. Weis-
at the start of its 10th aca-
man, Yeshiva University
demic year.
Gerontological Institute,
Rabbi Elias Charry, rabbi
Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth
emeritus of the German-
Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10003.
town (Pa.) Jewish Center,
Capital Sought
will teach practical
rabbinics.
NEW YORK—The boards
Dr. Henry L. Feingold,
of directors of IDB Bank-
professor of history at
holding Corp. and its subsid-
Baruch College and Gradu-
iary, Israel Discount Bank,
ate Center of CUNY, N.Y.,
will submit to their share-
will teach a course on the
holders Nov. 15 a recom-
American Jewish commu-
mendation to increase the
nity in the Contemporary
respective authorized share
Jewish Civilization
capital. of each company.
department.

• 14

Arabs Bank
Israeli Currency

NEW YORK (ZINS) —
Israeli banks have reported
sharp increases in deposits
in branches on the West
Bank, according to Barron's
Business and Financial
Weekly.
The magazine reports that
Arab businessmen for-
merly feared that in spite of
prosperity, Israeli rule in
the areas would come to an
end, so they dumped their
Israeli pounds at a discount.
Now, however, says the
magazine, the Arabs
seemed to have gained new
confidence that the Israelis
will remain, and have
decided to deposit their
Israeli currency in banks.

Begin Is Favorite

JERUSALEM (ZINS) —
A poll taken by the Public
Opinion Research Institute
shows that 32.4 percent of
Israelis named Menahem
Begin as "Man of the
Year." Other nominees
were Yitzhak Rabin, who
received 4.4 percent; Moshe
Dayan. 3.7 percent; Shimon
Peres, 2.9 percent; Eph-
raim Katzir, 1.6 percent;
Yigael Yadin, 1.4 percent;
Arik Sharon, 1.3 percent;
Golda Meir, 1.2 percent. A
total of 41.9 percent had no
preference.

WZO Names
Editor to Post

NEW YORK—Moshe
Ishon, co-editor-in-chief of
Hatzofe, Israel's national
religious newspaper, has
assumed his new post as
director of the Torah educa-
tion department of the
World Zionist Organization-
American Section in New
York.

Peres Blamed '

JERUSALEM (ZINS) —
Former Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin recently told
the Labor newspaper Davar
that he does not accept Shi-
mon Peres as the Labor
Party leader. In the same
article Yigal Allon blamed
Peres for the Labor election
defeat, because the Align-
ments platform was not suf-
ficiently different from
Likud's.

Turkey Likens
Position to Israel

ISTANBUL (ZINS) — A
recent article in the Turkish
paper Turkoman drew par-
allels between Israel and
Turkey with regard to
"occupied territories" in
Israel and Cyprus. Accord-
ing to the article, both coun-
tries regard their respective
areas as "liberated" rather
than occupied, and both
countries find themselves
under pressure from Wash-
ington and the UN.
The paper also chastised
Turkey's foreign minister
for criticizing Israel on the
question of territories, while
Turkey itself had troops in
Cyprus.

Dr. Jacob Robinson Dies,
Noted Legal, Holocaust Expert

NEW YORK (JTA)—Dr.
Jacob Robinson, a world
'renowned expert and
scholar on international law
and the Holocaust, died here
last week at age 88.
During the Nuremberg
war crimes trials in 1946 he
was a consultant to Justice
Robert H. Jackson who was
chief counsel at the trials.
He also was responsible for
developing recommenda-
tions for international
actions dealing with restitu-
tion, compensation to Nazi
victims and war crimes.
Dr. Robinson founded the
Institute of Jewish Affairs
of the World Jewish Con-
gress and directed its work
until 1947, when he was
invited by the Jewish
Agency for Palestine to
serve as an adviser on prob-
lems relating to inter-
national law and the United
Nations.

Following the admission
of Israel into the United
Nations in 1948, he was
appointed a member of and
legal adviser to the Israeli
delegation to the U.N.

In 1952, Robinson was
appointed by the govern-
ment of Israel to draft the
Reparations Agreement
between Israel and the Fed-
eral Republic of Germany,
under which Israel was to
receive from West Germany
goods and services valued
at more than $930 million.
In 1957, Robinson resigned
from the Israeli UN delega-
tion and became coordina-
tor of research and docu-
mentation on the Holocaust
for the Conference on Jew-
ish Material Claims Against
Germany, the Memorial
Foundation for Jewish Cul-
ture, and YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research. He also
coordinated and organized
much of the documentation
for Yad Vashem.
Born in Lithuania, Dr.
Robinson became an
attorney and served in the
Lithuanian Parliament from
1922 until its demise in 1926.
In 1932, he became legal
adviser to the Lithuanian

Rose Borenstein

Rose Borenstein, a mem-
ber of Jewish women's and
service organizations. died
Oct. 27.

Born in Russia, Mrs. Bor-
nenstein lived in Detroit for
several years, prior to mov-
ing to Las Vegas, Nev.,
three years ago. He was a
past president of Women's
American ORT, a life mem-
ber of Hadassah, an officer
of United Order True Sisters
and an officer of the Infant
Service Group.

He leaves four brothers,
Philip Stein. Sam Stein of
Las Vegas, Nathan Stein
and Alfred Stein of Egg-
ertsville, N.Y., and a sister,
Mrs. Bernard (Lucy) Lie-
bowitz of Las Vegas. Inter-
ment Detroit.

Foreign Office and repre-
sented Lithuania in inter-
national jurisdictions.
During the years immedi-
ately preceding World War
H, he was chairman of an
unofficial committee of
Jewish leaders in Lithuania.
In 1940, on the eve of the
country's annexation by the
Soviet Union, Dr. Robinson
settled with his family in
the United States.

Symphony Violi
Maurice Phillips

Maurice Phillips, former
first violinist with the
Detroit Symphony Orches-
tra, died Oct. 31 at age 77.
Born in Plotzk, Poland,
Mr. Phillips lived 54 years
in Detroit. He sold musical
instruments and taught
privately after his retire-
ment. He resided at 18467
Marlowe, Detroit.
He is survived by his wife,
Eva; a daughter, Mrs. How-
ard (Barbara) Lang of Buf-
falo Grove, Ill. ; two broth-
ers, Louis of Hallandale,
Fla., and Gus of New Jer-
sey; and two grandchildren.

Stanley R. Akers

Stanley R. Akers, chair-
man of the board of Meilink
Steel Safe Co., chairman of
the board of General Tele-
vision Network (closed cir-
cuit TV productions) and
owner of radio station
WQRS-FM, died Oct. 29 ats
age 71.
Born in Lorraine, Ohio,
Mr. Akers was a past presi-
dent of The Safe Manufac-
turers National Association,
a member of Temple Beth
El and the Franklin Hills
Country club. He resided at
27730 Fairway Hills Dr.,
Franklin.
He leaves his wife.
Phyllis; a son. James of
Toledo; a daughter, Mrs.
Joan Chester of Ann Arbor;
a brother, Victor of Oak-
land. Calif. ; a sister. Mrs.
Lala Lewy of Oakland; and
four grandchildren.

Toronto's Givens
on Police Board

TORONTO (JTA )—Philip
Givens, 55. former mayor of
Toronto and currently presi-
dent of the Canadian Zionist
Federation. has be
appointed chairman of _
Police Commission of Met-
ropolitan Toronto by Roy
McMurty, Ontario Attorney
General.
Shortly
after
the
announcement was made, a
group of Arab Canadians
protested the appointment
on the grounds of Givens'
Zionist connections.

The first 10 days of Tishri
are known as the Peniten-
tial Season. the Solemn
Days; they stir within the
soul of every person the
feeling of inadequacy, of
falling in the spiritual
scale. of slipping away
from the path of right-
eousness.

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