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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY SERVING AMERICAN CITIZENS OF JEWISH FAUH
THE OLDEST AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED JEWISH PUBLIC ATION IN THIS TERRITORY
VOL. 18 NO. 34
BETWEEN YOU
AND ME
BY PAUL A. PETERS
PALESTINE ECHOES: Presi
dent Roosevelt and Winston
Churchill may personally look
into the question of Arab-Jewish
relations ... - It is understood
that they consider the Palestine
situation part and parcel of the
international problems which must
be solved before the post-war
world achieves stabilization . . . -
It seems that Churchill does not
agree with the views of his for
eign secretary, Anthony Eden, on
Palestine ... - And Eden’s views
are not encouraging for Jews.. .-
Dr. Weizmann is contemplating
leaving for London at the end of
this month, even if this necessi
tates his returning to the United
States a few weeks later . . . -
There was a good deal of commo
tion this week in Palestine caus
ed by cables which the Mizrachi
of America sent to their adher
ents in Jerusalem charging Dr.
Weizmann with being cool to
wards the Biltmore Declaration.
... - These cables played into
the hands of some groups in the
Yishuv which were interested in
spreading a rumor that Dr. Weiz
mann is “reluctant” to come to
Palestine ... - The result was
that somebody in Jerusalem got
the “brilliant” idea of having
four members of the executive
of the Jewish Agency proceed
to the United States in
order “to compel Dr. Weizmann
to submit to the majority” . . . -
It seems that this idea w r as born
in the minds of people who ap
parently do not realize that the
Jewish Agency would never get a
priority on four plane seats . . .-
And this at a time when Rabbi
Meyer Berlin, president of the
World Mizrachi, has been stuck in
New York for months waiting for
a priority to' return to Palestine.
... - By the way, what; has hap
pened to the two American Zion
ist leaders who were chosen some
months ago to fly to Palestine as
a delegation representing Ameri
can Jews? ... - Are they still
waiting for priorities? . . . -
WATCHING DEVELOPMENTS:
Jewish groups in America are
watching the investigation of the
race riots in Detroit with close
interest ... - And the Central
Conference of American Rabbis
was not the only Jewish organi
zation to deplore the develop
ments in Detroit ... - National
Director of the Friends of Democ
racy, L. M. Birkhead, has just
returned from a trip through the
Middle West, and reports that
anti-Semitism there is gaining
ground among all kinds of people.
• • . - Vicious anti-Semitic senti
ments, he says, are expressed not
only among the crackpot organi
zations—Silver Shirt, followers
of Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, Ger
ald B. Winrod, Mrs. Elizabeth
Dilling —but in the so-called best
circles . . . - In the best clubs,
the talk actually reflects the Hit
ter political line, so that there is
an indication that anti-Semitism
*nay become a powerful political
weapon against the traditionally
liberal American methods . . . -
People who never before had an
opinion one way or the other a
, bout Jews as a group, now parrot
the anti-Semitic “line” ... - For
example, a major complaint is
that the Jews are buying control
Conference To
Save Jews To Be
Held July 6th
New York (JPS)—An “Emerg
ency Conference To Save The
Jews of Europe” will be held here
from July 6th through July 11th,
with the participation of Max
Lerner, Bishop Henry St. George
Tucker. Claire Booth Luce, Her
bert Hoover, Louis Broomfield,
Frank Porter Graham, President
of the University of North Caro
lina, Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr.,
U. S. Senator Edwin C. Johnson
of Colorado, Representative Will
Rogers, Jr., and others, it was
announced here by Gabriel A.
Wechsler, Executive Secretary of
the Conference.
Although originally the Com
mittee for a Jewish Army of
Stateless and Palestinian Jews
had identified itself as the spon
sor of the Conference, subsequent
releases to the press have elimin
ated mention of that organiza
tion.
ANTI-SEMITISM IN
ARGENTINE SEEN
I STRENGTHENED
Santiago, Chile (JPS) —Anti-
Semitism, strongly fostered by
Nazi forces in Argentina, has
been strengthened by the acces
sion to power of President Pedro
Ramirez, it is believed. he?e
While El Pampero, the Nazi
sheet, enjoys unrestricted publica
tion, other organs of democratic
opinion are severely limited in
what they may say. El Pampero
is notorious for its campaigns a
gainst “international bankers.”
The published program of the
nationalist, cooperative group
with which Ramirez is associated
contains an anti-Semitic plank.
NAME OF “KING OF
LAMPEDUSA” TO BE
HONORED IN JNF
GOLDEN BOOK IN
JERUSALEM
LONDON (JTA)—The name of
Sgt. Sidney Cohen, the young
Jewish RAF pilot who secured
the surrender of the Italian island
of Lampedusa when he was forc
ed to land there because his fuel
supply had run out, will be in
scribed in the Jewish National
Fund’s “Golden Book” in Jerusa
lem, it was announced here. At
the same time, it was suggested
that the JNF set aside a special
page in the book for men and
women who have distinguished
themselves in military service.
of properties ... - Ask them
what properties—name a few of
the leading industrial or financial
organizations, and they seem
puzzled to explain their beliefs.
... - They end up by naming
some piece of real estate recently
acquired by a Jew ... - Another
complaint is based upon the
identifiable Hitler propaganda
that “the Jews got us into the
war .. .... Would citizens of
the Middle West stoop to join any
anti-Semitic violence? . • • -; The
answer is that this is not likely
but in their present frame of
mind they would fail to oppose
Tuch depravity ... - They would
Lke the attitude: “It serves
them right,” Mr. Birkhead thinks.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1943
2,000 Polish Jews Starving In Italian
Camps; Appeal For Aid From Abroad
SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE
(JTA)—More than 2,000 Polish!
Jews interned in Italy as enemy
aliens are faced with starvation
unless relief from Jewish com
munities in neutral countries
reaches them shortly.
The internees are held in vari-'
ous camps, the largest of which J
is situated at Ferramonti. They
have no funds of their own and
depend for subsistence on what- j
ever they can get from the Italian 1
authorities. * This support is lim- 1
ited to eight liras a day for the
head of a family and four liras for ,
each additional member of the in
terned family.
In view of the fact that these j
grants from the Italian authori- j
ties are not sufficient to cover
the cost of minimum food rations,
the interned Jews are all under
nourished and many of them are
ill. Tuberculosis is especially pre
valent. Up until recently Jewish
communities in Italy supplied the
internees with whatever food could
be spared. At present, however,
Italian Jews are themselves in a
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One hundred and forty-two Jewish chaplains are in active service in the
United States Army and Navy. Forty-nine more have been endorsed and are
awaiting commissioning. Recruiting and selecting them is one of the im
portant jobs of the Committee on Army and Navy Religious Activities of the
National Jewish Welfare Board. Jewish chaplains are serving in this country
and throughout the world, wherever our fighting men have gone.
The group above, readying for service at the Chaplains School at Harvard
University, are shown at a dinner given them by the Jewish Welfare Board.
They are, seated, left to right: Chaplain Jacob J. Honig, Rabbi Philip _S.
Bernstein, Chaplain Max A, Braude, Rabbi Max D. Davidson, Chaplains
Aryeh Lev and Albert A. Goldman. Standing, left to right: Chaplains Jacob
Hochman, Harold Goldfarb, Albert S. Goldstein, Sidney M. Lefkowitz, Albert
M. Lewis, Hairy Z, Schechtman, David Alpert (Massachusetts State Guard)
and Harold H. Gordon.
MIAMI NAMES TWO
DELEGATES TO
AMERICAN JEWISH
CONFERENCE
Rabbi Max Shapiro and
Harry Simonhoff were the
two delegates named by the
Miami Jewish Community
to represent them at the
American Jewish Conference
which will be held in New
York City August 29-Sep
tehmber 2.
Hyman Rubin of Colum
bia, S. C., was named to
represent the South Carolina
State Election Region.
RABBIS PREPARE FOR ACTIVE SERVICE
AT HARVARD CHAPLAINS SCHOOL
Jewish Concern Over Racial
Outbreaks In Detroit Are
Expressed In Washington
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Grave
concern over racial outbreaks in
Detroit was expressed this week
in a statement issued by the Co
ordinating Committee of Jewish
Organizations Dealing with Em
ployment Discrimination in War
Industries.
“When one minority is threat
ened, all minorities are threaten
ed,” Claude A. Benjamin, chair
man of the committee, said. He
issued his statement after a 40-
| difficult position, since many of
; them were deported from their
permanent residences after the
Axis defeat in North Africa, as
a “precaution” against Allied
landings on Italian shores. Their
j situation has been aggravated by
■ the order issued this week placing
j all Italian Jews under “total
mobilization” for compulsory la
bor.
PALESTINE COMPANY
WILL PAY DIVIDENDS
TO AMERICAN
SHAREHOLDERS
TEL AVIV (JTA)—The Nach
’ shon deep-sea fishing company of
Palestine, which has a large num
ber of shareholders in the United
States, this week announced that
a three percent dividend will be
paid to all shareholders for the
years 1941 and 1942 and that ef
forts are being made to have
these dividends paid to American
shareholders after the war.
minute interview with Mgr. Fran
cis J. Haas, newly appointed
chairman of President Roosevelt’s
Committee on Fair Employment
Practice. The full text of the
statement follows:
“The Coordinating Committee
of Jewish Organizations Dealing
with Employment Discrimination
in War Industries, representing
70 national and local Jewish or
ganizations, is gravely concerned
over the violent disturbances in
race relationships which have re
cently occurred in Detroit and
elsewhere. These outbreaks vio
late the democratic way of life
and hamper the successful prose
cution of the war effort.
“Full use of available labor
supply for maximum war produc
tion requires that all groups of
employees must be able to work
together harmoniously and effec
tively. The strengthening influ
ence and calm judgment of the
President’s Committee on Fair
Employment Practice is needed
more than ever before to assure
the full and equitable participa
tion of all workers in war indus
try without discrimination because
of race, creed, color or national
origin. Therefore, the current
reorganization of the Fair Em
ployment Practice Committee
should provide that agency with
ample budget and authority. The
Committee should be encouraged
to complete its reorganization
promptly and, effectively. We are
certain that resolute action on its
part will contribute immeasurably
towards solving existing difficult
ies and preventing future out
breaks.”
RABBIS ASK FOR INQUIRY
INTO CAUSES OF
DETROIT RIOTS
NEW YORK (JTA)—A resolu
tion condemning the anti-Negro
riots in Detroit and calling upon
the government “to ferret out
those organized groups or indi
viduals who have been responsible
for inciting these race riots” was
adopted unanimously this week
by the Central Conference of
American Rabbis at its annual
convention being held at the Hotel
New Yorker here.
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