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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, January 13, 1950, Image 6

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ISRAEL'S POLICE FORCE
(Continued from Page Three)
These efforts are concentrated
mainly among school children
and teachers and in areas inhab
ited by new immigrants of back
ward origin, where personal rela
tions and the instilling of local
pride in a good record are very
important on account of these
people’s inclination to clannish
ness. In this respect the Jerusa
lem and Southern Plain districts
have been most enterprising and
successful, and both made judi
cious of the Jerusalem police
units.
In order to improve relations
the Ministry of Justice has also
conducted a public inquiry into
charges of murderous beating by
the police in mandatory days, and
rare new complaints of rough
handling are not disregarded,
while policemen are lately being
instructed in civil behavior. Now,
there is also a woman public rela
tions officer at police headquar
ters, but the press still finds much
to complain of regarding insuffi
cient access to information.
In matters of equipment and
experts the local police level was
always rather low, although it
was sufficient to cope with the
generally primitive methods of
local criminals. Expert crime in
vestigators were generally im
ported for short periods from
Britain, and during the last years
political preoccupations brought
about a further deterioration of
civilian police services.
Moreover, police stations were
■built as fortresses and according
to strategic considerations, and
remain in use for lack of alterna
tives. As a result the few police
men available are sometimes con
centrated at uninhabited cross
roads and out of reach of thickly
population slum suburbs, who
often have few or no telephones
and other means of speedy com
munication. The little equipment
then existing also did not survive
the war in good condition.
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Now great efforts are being
made to remedy the situation by
sending officers abroad for train
ing and for the acquisition of
equipment as far as the budget
permits. Guest instructors are
also being invited here —for fin
ancial reasons often from among
tourists —and all of them greatly
laud the spirit of the Israel police.
Everything possible is also being
done to utilize to the full all
available equipment.
The police budget is at present
sufficient for financing the most
urgent recruiting scheme foresee
i ing a minimum increase of 20
percent of personnel, and the re
organized police training school
is inducting hundreds of picked
new men; but unfortunately pay
for beginners is such that too few
new policemen stay long in the
service, and the personnel turn
over is excessive. With the re
cent reduction of salaries along
with the fall in the cost of living
index, which hits the lower ranks
hardest, the situation has become
dangerous, and it has been found
necessary to defer all resignations
for three months at least. The
government has now set up a
special ministerial committee to
work out a remedy for this situa
tion in face of the treasury's ar
gument that it can do nothing of
importance before the beginning
of the new budgetary year next
April.
This problem is in fact a heri
tage from mandatory days, when
“native” policemen were paid less
than Britons and often resorted to
bribes ip order to live. To fore
stall the wholesale resignation of
honest Jewish personnel from the
mandatory police the Jewish
Agency at that time paid them
subsidies. This system has natur
ally come to an end, while the
first wage reform approved last
year was not far-reaching enough.
Recruits are now chosen care
fully for a clean record, prefer
ably army service, age, physique
and height (formerly a must only
in British constables, while the
natives could be as unimpressive
as they liked), and must have a
good basic education and knowl
edge of Hebrew. It naturally was
not possible to observe all these
conditions as long as the fighting
lasted and the draft took all able
bodied men, and as a result not
all policemen serving at present
are first-class material, but the
situation is improving.
There are also occasional courses
for policewomen, and even mar
ried women are not discriminated
against in positions requiring
mainly administrative ability and
brainwork.
All in all the Israel police now
has difficulty in holding the 3,000
men or so its budget provides for,
and yearns for at least 5.000.
THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
HATIONAL CAMPAIGN CABINET NAMED FOR UJA
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Formation of a National Campaign Cabinet to plan and
direct the 1950 United Jewish Appeal campaign sets a new
and unprecedented pattern in American Jewish life for
the raising of funds on behalf of Israel’s settlement, up
building and development, aid to distressed Jews overseas,
and assistance to refugees reaching the United States.
Members of the Cabinet who will serve under UJA
General Chairman Henry Morgenthau, Jr., (top row, left)
are (upper row, left to right) Herbert R. Abeles, President,
Essex County, N. J., Jewish Community Council; Morris
W. Berinstein, Syracuse, N. Y., former National Chairman
for UJA Caravans; Louis Berry, 1949 Chairman of the
Allied Jewish Campaign of Detroit; Charles Brown former
President of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council;
and Eddie Cantor, former chairman of the UJA’s National
Campaign Council, (second row, left to right) Joseph
Cherner, 1949 General Chairman of the Washington, D. C.,
Political Timidity
(Continued from Page 3)
Jews cast their doubts to the
winds and fling their hats in the
ring—if they are fit for the job—
they can be elected. I know the
anti-Semites would get busy, so
what? I remember Sol Levitan,
the perennial state treasurer of
Wisconsin, used to go out and
hurl defiance at them and would
win. “They tell you,” he would
say, “that I am a Jew and very
stingy. Sure, you need a stingy
man in the office to keep from
squandering your money.”
If Jews were more active in
this direct fprm of politics—they
are active enough indirectly—it
would help reduce anti-Semitism,
instead of increasing it. As I say,
some would resent it, but many a
prejudice would find itself chal
lenged. A man who is sufficiently
influenced to vote for a Jew has
taken the first step toward losing
his prejudice.
Look at what happened in Is
rael. We thought there we only
had a few Zionist officials. But
all of a sudden, they have emerg
ed as Presidents, Prime Ministers,
Ambassadors, diplomats, and they
are respected as such throughout
the world. The caterpillars have
turned into beautiful butterflies.
Some years ago Mark Twain
wrote a little essay "Concerning
the Jews" in which he advised
that Jews imitate the Irish and
band themselves together politi
cally. I would supplement this
advice by saying that Jews
should offer themselves more for
public office through the election
route for their own sake and also
for the sake of American democ
racy. It would be a direct chal
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United Jewish Appeal; Samuel H. Daroff, President ot
Philadelphia's Allied Jewish Appeal; Melvin Dubin>ky,
leader of the St. Louis Jewish Welfare Fund; Abraham
Feinberg, New York, who is also serving as 1950 Chairman
of the UJA’s Trade and Industry Division; E. N. Grueskin,
Sioux City, la., 1950 UJA Chairman for Regions; and Sol
Luckman, Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati Jewish
Welfare Fund, (third row, left to right) Joseph Mazer, a
leading officer of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater
New York; Charles J. Rosenbloom, Pittsburgh, former
UJA National Chairman; Joseph Shulman, Paterson,N. J.,
1950 Chairman of UJA Metropolitan Division; Rudolf
G. Sonneborn, New York, former Chairman of the UJA’s
National Council; Samuel Rothberg, Peoria, 111., 1950
UJA Chairman for Initial Gifts; and Julian B. Venezky,
Peoria, 111., former UJA National Chairman for Regions.
V
| lenge to anti-Semitism and would
further implement democracy—
for democracy means that all ele
ments of the population are ade
quately represented.
Jewish Music Council Moves
To Further Good Relations
Between American and
Israeli Musicians
NEW YORK The National
Jewish Music Council, sponsored
by the National Jewish Welfare
Board, this week initiated steps
toward creating a permanent in
strument for furthering good re
lations, mutual protection and ex
change of material and informa
tion between American musicians
dedicated to Jewish music and Is
raeli musicians. The National
Jewish Music Council is the coor
dinator of National Jewish Music
REAL ESTATE WANTED
For Sale or Rent—Best Results
List With Us.
Fred L. Mullikin
Phone 6-3054 and 6-3055
140 East Forsyth St.
Belter Than Ever . . . Again
THE ORIGINAL
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GEO. WASHINGTON HOTEL AUDITORIUM
MONDAY EVENING, JAN. 16, 1950 at 8:30
TICKETS: Reserved Seats $3.00 and $2.00 (Tax Inc.)
General Admission $1.20 (Tax Inc.)
ADVANCE SALE—SERGE BOROWSKY’S
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