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December 02, 1977 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-12-02

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26 Friday, December 2, 1977 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

A HAPPY AND HEALTHY

Hanuka

From,

THE Z IVOV FAMILY

- And Staff at

Greg

SHOES



BEL-AIRE CENTER
FARMINGTON, MICH.
477-2343

ORCHARD MALL
WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICH.
851-5566

Israel Impresses Black Leader

By WILLIAM SCHNEIDER
and GUNTHER LAWRENCE

(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)

"Israel to me represents a
place where a black person
can walk down any street
with an easy stride and feel
free, and where African
nations can benefit from the
lessons of the kibutz."
These words come from Ms.
Lillian Roberts, a black
woman, who as associate
director of District Council
37 of the American Feder-
ation of State, County and
Municipal Employes, is one
of the highest ranking
female national labor
leaders.
The solft-spoken, attrac-
tive Ms. Roberts' love affair
with Israel began • during



her first visit there seven
years ago as part of a Hista-
drut tour. She recently
returned from her third trip
to the Jewish state.
Only two days after her
return, friends and associ-
ates in all walks of life paid
tribute to Ms. Roberts at a
testimonial dinner tendered
by the Trade Union Division
of the Greater New York
Committee for State of
Israel Bonds which was held
at New York's Essex House.
Close to 500 prominent fig-
ures in labor, industry and
government purchased
more than $550,000 in Israel
Bonds to attend the event,
at which she received the
Israel Menora Award.
In accepting the award,
Ms. Roberts said that she
enjoys being in Israel and
that she was "impressed
with the economic progress
I witnessed at first hand,
much of it accomplished
with the aid of Israel Bond
funds. I came back home
with a particular feeling of
_accomplishment in that tiny
country," she stated, "and
with the hope that we in this
country and, especially the
black people, can win our
struggle and reach our des-
tiny, too."
Ms. Roberts told- the
audience that during her
latest travels in Israel as a
'delegate of the Black Amer-
icans to Support Israel Com-
mittee (BASIC), which was
headed by Bayard Rustin,
she visited the African-
Asian Institute and met with
Third World students study-
ing there. She also talked
with a group of trade union-
ists from Sierra Leone
whom she had met while
conducting a seminar in
Israel last spring during her
second visit.
"It is not only technology
that these black students
learn in Israel," she stated.
"Most of them for the first
time in their lives are
seeing a living democracy
at work. They see it, feel it
and they go back home with
a new set of ideals to offer
their own countries."
Ms. Roberts said that she
and the BASIC delegates

also conferred with Golda
Meir. They discussed the
group of Black Jews who
have been permitted by the
government to settle in
Israel. "I was also
impressed with the work
being carried out in the ,
Hadassah Hospital, where
doctors speak in the lan-
guage of every patient, par-
ticularly to Arab children
and their parents," she
asserted. - "The feeling of
care and concern of every
doctor there is quite appar-
ent. It is amazing how few
doctors in America have
taken the trouble to learn
Spanish for their Mexican-
American and Puerto Rican
patients."

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Sincere
best wishes
for a joyous
and festive
Hanuka

28111 TELEGRAPH ROAD

apposite Tel-12 Mai

355-1000

Palestinians Bomb
Paris Bank Leumi



PARIS (JTA)—Palesti-
nian extremists claimed re-
sponsibility Sunday night
for a bomb explosion which
wrecked the Paris branch of
the Israeli Bank Leumi ear-
lier in the day.
French news agencies re-
ceived phone messages
from callers who said they
placed the bomb on behalf
of the self-styled Tel al Zaa-
ter organization. The group
takes its name from a Pa-
lestinian refugee camp in
Lebanon which was cap-
tured by the Christian
forces during last year's
civil war.
The bank's glass facade
was smashed and cars
parked in the area were
damaged by the blast. No-
body was hurt.

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