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July 31, 1987 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-07-31

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SPECIAL THANKS
To all my wonderful friends and relatives for
all your gifts and cards durng my recent
hospitalization.
A special thank you to my wonderful hus-
band Howard, my parents, in-laws and all
my neighbors in Woodland Trails Sub.
YOU ARE ALL THE GREATEST!
LOVE,

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Journalism

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viewer how he once sup-
pressed a story on the escape
of some Jews from the Soviet
Union because disclosure
would have closed the escape
route. He killed the story, the
only time, he said, that his
Jewishness interfered with
his journalistic instincts. But
I am sure he would have done
the same thing if it had been
Ukrainians, not Jews. The
Pollard spy case troubled
Dan, as it did so many of us,
but he finally came to terms
with it, he told the inter-
viewer, by concluding that
you don't have to make the
choice between being a Jew
and being an American.

Since Civil War days, Jews
have been prominent in
American journalism. Some
of them were proudly Jewish.
Herbert Bayard Swope, the
great editor, was intimately
associated with the JTA.
Louis Lipsky, drama critic of
a New York daily, was presi-
dent of the Zionist Organiza-
tion of America. Ben Hecht,
the brilliant columnist of The
Chicago Daily News in its
heyday, raised funds for the
underground Irgun Zvai
Leumi.
Some of the nation's
leading journalists were
Jewish by accident of birth
only. Some, like the great
Walter Lippmann and Arthur
Krock of The New York
Times, tried to dissociate
themselves completely from
all things Jewish. Not a few
of today's Jewish media stars
have never been able to come
to terms with their Jewish-
ness; they are so anxious not
to be identified as Jews that
they ignore all things Jewish
and tend to prove their "ob-
jectivity" by being hyper-
critical of Israel.
In the era when Dan Schorr
and I were breaking into the
craft, news of Jewish concern
rarely appeared in the general
press or, if it did, in brief,
garbled form. Pogroms in
Poland, discriminatory anti-
Jewish legislation, even the
birth of the Nazi movement,
did not rate high as news.
Those were parochial "Jewish
news" items which belonged
in the Jewish press.
Hymie Schoenstein, the
legendary Hearst editor, once
told me he wanted to carry
more Jewish news and asked
whether JTA couldn't supply
stories from Poland "like
those in the Yiddish papers."
He gave me a clip, a tear-
jerking story about a bride
abandoned at the chupah, to
show what he wanted. That
was about par for Jewish
news in the general press.
Today, what we used to call
"Jewish news" is, by and
large, general news and news

from and about Israel com-
petes for the front page of all
our major newspapers and
time on the six o'clock news.
And the Jews have learned
that as part of the world, they
are not exempt from the ef-
fects of the developments
that make up the world news
budget.
In this shrinking world,
there is hardly a development
anywhere of any nature that
does not impinge on the Jew
as it does on his neighbors.
The nuclear bomb has erased
distinctions of race, religion
and class; we are all equally
threatened. The "Jewish jour-
nalist" — the one who mans
the Jewish press — therefore,
in addition to being schooled
in the special problems and
concerns of the Jewish com-
munity, must be as well-
informed and understanding
of world trends as "the Jew in
journalism" working in the
general media. ❑

immmil NEWS I"""••••

Israeli Tests
Upset USSR

Jerusalem (JTA) — Israeli
officials reacted calmly to
Soviet threats last week
regarding Israel's reported
testing of intermediate-range
ballistic missiles that could
be fitted with nuclear
warheads.
A report in the Geneva-
based International Defense
Review, which claimed Israel
had successfully tested the
Jericho 2 missile in a
500-mile range, prompted the
Soviet threats. Radio Moscow,
in a Hebrew-language broad-
cast, said development of the
Jericho 2 amounted to a pro-
vocation against the Soviet
Union.
"Israel has thus turned
itself into part of the nuclear
confrontation between the
powers," the broadcast said.
The Soviets also warned that
Israel would not enjoy a
monopoly on deploying
nuclear weapons in the area
and would eventually pay the
price for the development.
The missiles could potential-
ly reach Soviet targets in the
Black Sea.
Israeli leaders puzzled over
the apparent duality of Soviet
policy towards Israel, noting
that the threats came at a
time when Soviet-Israeli rela-
tions seemed to be thawing
out. An increase in Soviet
Jewish emigration, the
release of Jewish political
prisoners and the visit of a
Soviet consular delegation to
Israel this month all pointed
to a warming of relations.

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