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VOL. 23 NO. 39
Capital Spotlight
(Copyright, 1947, JTA, Inc.) J
On two certain days the atmos
phere around Conference Room II
resembled a maternity ward rath
er than the meeting place of the
Palestine Committee.
The first of these occasions was
the anticipation until the United
States spoke out for partition of
Palestine. The second came wherr
the U. S. S. R. did likewise. This
rare meeting of minds caused the
New York Herald Tribune, in its
editorial next day, to sound one
of the few notes of optimism in
recent months—that one such
common area of agreement, on
even so comparatively a small
scale, might be the seed of a re
approachment of the two powers.
Former Under-Secretary of State
Sumner Welles expressed the same
thought, and so did delegates and
correspondents at the United Na
Up until the United States and
Russia took their stand, most of
the other countries held off their
statements, with the exception of
the Arab states. The American
support for a Jewish and an Arab
state, as proposed by the United
Nations Special Committee on
Palestine (UNSCOP), and particu
larly the American suggestion of
a volunteer police force under
U. N. supervision to maintain
order during the transition period,
caused repeated violent outbreaks
from Syria, Egypt and their Arab
"If Johnson (Herschel V. John
son,) U. S. representative on the
Palestine Committee, who made
the historic statement, marshalls
his volunteers,” shouted the Syr
ian representative to the Commit
tee, ‘‘the first action of the U. N.
will lead to war.”
The leading correspondent of an
important American newspaper,
listening to the Arab talk, brushed
it aside, remarking that he was
not even filing it for his paper.
The Americans and Russians, he
said, and this was a general view,
"pulled the rug out from under
the Arabs.”
Enforcement of partition, when
and if adopted—because an "if”
always remains until the final
vote—is the keynote of the pro
posed new structure.
Besides that, there are the im
portant questions of territorial
changes and of administration of
Palestine during the suggested
transition period. Discussion on
these subjects can easily become
involved in a mass of detail. Ilr
is quite possible that with par
tition adopted, the General Assem
bly might refer territorial and
transitional matters to a number
°f committees to work out the de
tails, or that the present Palestine
Committe may appoint sub-com
•hittees to deal with them before
taking final recommendations to
the Assembly.
With this picture in mind, the
Jewish State and the Arab State
are not likely to spring up full-
like Minerva in the Greek
In addition to a Balfour Day
Program to be presented on
Sunday morning, November
2nd, the Jacksonville Jewish
Center Sunday School is join
ing in with all of Jacksonville’s
Zionist organizations in sup
porting the local Z. O. A.’s big
celebration during the same
day, when at 8 P. M. Dr. Paul
L. Hanna, of the Department
of History and Political Science
at the University of Florida,
will be the guest speaker.
Dr. Hanna is an expert on
Zionist affairs and a large audi
ence is expected to hear his
talk. A noted lecturer, Dr.
Hanna is expected to reveal
new light on Jewish hopes for
Palestine. Special credit will
be given Sunday School stud
ents who attend the Sunday
evening celebration.
Savannah Delegates
To Hadassah Convention
Oct. 24—28, Announced
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Delegates from Senior Hadassah
to the national convention in At
lantic City October 24-28 will in
clude Mrs. Raymond Rosen, first
vice president, Mrs. Louise Rudof
sky and Mrs. Julius T. Galin. Mrs.
Joseph Wilensky, vice president of
the Southern Region of Hadassah
and political affairs chairman, is
also planning to attend the meet
ing at which more than four
thousand Hadassah delegates are
World famous Zionist leaders,
including Dr. Charles Weigmann
and Moshe Shertok, both of Pales
tine, will be speakers. His Excel
lency Jorge Garcia Grandanos,
Guatemalan ambassador to the
United States, will be a featured
speaker and Dr. Halm Yauky, di
rector of Hadassah medical organ
ization in Palestine, will fly from
Jerusalem to attend.
Fight For a Jewish State Not Yet Won,
Ben Gurion Warns
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Correspondent)
JERUSALEM (JTA)—“The road toward a Jewish state is still
strewn with mines,” David Ben Gurion told a meeting of the editors
of the Hebrew press in Tel Aviv.
Asserting that the “goal has not
yet been reached” and "many
dangers face us”, the Jewish
Agency chairman declared that
“We still have to fight for the
borders of the future state in the
United Nations and stand guard
over them here.” He called on all
Jews to put forth their greatest
efforts to avert the “chaos” pre
dicted by High Commissioner Sir
Alan G. Cunningham when the
British evacuate the country.
Ben Gurion insisted that the
Jews must depend upon their own
resources to guard their state. He
pointed to the fact that the gov
ernment’s attitude toward evacu
ation and the projected Jewish
Union of American Hebrew Congregations to
Hold Southeast Convention in Birmingham
Arab Troop Movement
War Os Nerves
of nerves concerning Arab troop
movements on Palestine’s borders
virtually came to an end this week
when several thousand Syrian
troops encamped on the frontier
were drawn inland on another
phase of their “maneuvers.” How
ever, crack Jewish scouts of the
Haganah are still keeping close
watch on the border regions.
In Amman, capital of Trans
jordan, Prime Minister Samir
Pasha Rivai said that rumors of
Arab troops massing for an at
tack were unfounded and “only
damaged Arab interests.” The
premier said any action on Pales
tine decided upon by the Arab
League would not be carried out
while the British remained in the
Reports from Damascus disclose
that the government has promul
gated new restrictive anti-Jewish
laws. Jews are forbidden to leave
the cities In which they reside and
Syrian consuls have been instruct
ed not to issue visas to Jews under
any circumstances.
Florida Floods and
Noah’s Ark
By Elie Kauffman
An unusually large audience of
townspeople turned out for the
first of a Friday night series of
services in the college town of
Gainesville, Florida. Both stud
ents and townspeople were in
trigued by the sermon title, deal
ing with the topic of the week,
“Florida Floods —and Noah’s Ark”.
Rabbi George Engel, Director of
the Hillel Foundation at the Uni
versity of Florida, and spiritual
leader of the local community, de
livered the sermon. The recent
destruction caused by hurricanes
was a “natural” for his subject.
state was still unsettled. “What
inheritance will they (the govern
ment) leave the country and its
inhabitants, and hoW will evacua
tion be carried out?” he asked.
He also reported that it was
planned to continue the employ
ment of all persons, Jews and
Arabs alike, in government posts
if they chose to remain. Finally,
he declared that the Jews favored
the UNSCOP proposal of economic
unity between the two states. Ben
Gurion said that the Zionists were
gratified that the Palestine issue
had provided a common meeting
ground for the United States and
the Soviet Union.
Delegates From 39 Congregations In Georgia,
Florida and Alabama Will Attend
More than 150 delegates from 39 liberal congregations in Geor
gia, Florida and Alabama will gather in Birmingham, Sunday, No
vember 9th for a three-day Southeast Council Regional Convention
of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations to be held at the
Tutwiler Hotel.
Representatives of Sisterhoods
and Brotherhoods throughout this
area will also attend the meeting
which will consider its general
theme “Achieving Aims of Liberal
Other highlights of the Conven
tion will be the Convention Ban
quet address by Mr. Mortimer May
of Nashville. Mr. May is a Phi
Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia
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Mortimer May, national vice
president of the Zionist Organiza
tion of America and a well known
leader among Southern Jewry in
furthering the ideals of. a Jewish
Homeland in Palestine, will deliver
the convention banquet address.
University in 1914 and has served
as a member of the Board of Gov
ernors of the Hebrew Union Col
lege for many years.
Rabbis David Marx of Atlanta,
Israel Kaplan of Jacksonville, Ja
cob Kaplan of Miami and Isaac
Marcusoit of Macon will serve as
honorary chairmen. Mr. Mervin
A. Blach of Birmingham 'is the
General Chairman for the Con
On Tuesday, November 11th, the
sessions will be confined solely to
Sisterhood business. Mrs. S. K.
Simon of Albany, Georgia, will
preside and the guest speakt * will
be Miss Helen L. Strauss, Cam
paign Chairman for “The House of
Living Judaism”.
Delegates for the Southeast
Council Convention and the South
east Federation of Timple Sister
hoods are urged to send their res
ervations to Mr. and Mrs. Hyman
S. Miller, 4140 Montevallo Road,
Birmingham, Alabama, as soon as
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Rabbi Alvin I. Fine, Assistant to
the President of the Hebrew Union
College will officially open the
convention with the first address
at the service to be held at Temple
Emanuel, 8 P. M. on Sunday, No
vember 9th.
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Rabbi Martin I. Hinchin is the
Director of the Southeast Council
which had its inception two years
ago under Rabbi Alfred Wolf, who
is now West Coast Regional Direc
tor for the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations. Rabbi
Hinchin served as replacement
rabbi in Sioux City, lowa and
Hamilton, Ohio before coming to
Dothan, Alabama.
The entire family of Morris
J. Moscovitz is grateful to
friends and relatives for their
many kind expressions of sym
pathy in their recent bereave
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