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October 21 Q Deadline October 14 ulated by L the e form , of Templ bbl Levine&apos;s i ati, Ohio. Ld spent OCTOBER 7, 1957 -- TISHRI 12, 5718 i ,l Report UJA Cash Drive Getting Strong Start :0000::00::00iiii000000i00ii+00iiii!!i!i+iiiiiiii+ii: urgent call to 5ewish communities throughout the y to make aailable $30,000,000 in cash for the United Appeal by December 13, to help stem the mounting ': crisis overseas, went out this week from Philip W. of Boston, and. Samuel" R0thberg of Peoria, II1., UJA dual Cash Chairmen. the same time, the Cash Chairmen stressed the need the first $15,000,000 in this UJA Cash Collection Drive raised by October 18, when the.UJA's 100-man Over- Ludy. Mission leaves for a surVeYsO:nUJA-supported on in Europe and Israe'l. The z "s " 1 ;hWiA turn over Lia: cash to representatives of the Jew's gency, the hr organization which adhinisters immigrant aid ms in Israel financed in greatest part by American through the UJA. Trget date for raising the entire $30,000,000 is December W -n the UJA opens its Annual National Conference in , York. ing Mr. Lawn and Mr. Rothberg in pressing the special 'fo't ae the UJA National Cash,Co-Chairmen, Max of Seattle, Barne Medintz of Atlanta, Martin lman of Houston, Bernard J. Sampson of Milweukee J seph D. Shane of Los Angeles. $: . )0,000 goal for the three-month special Cash e< ion Drive is part of the UJA's two-fold campaign this More than $45,000,000 in cash already has been realized campaigns in local communities throughout the country 11  support the nation-wide UJA. '. Joshua Bloch, Head of Jewish ]i 00Vlslon Of New York Library, Dies :JJ :%V w YORK (JTA)--Funeral chaplain of tim New York State ]':__1: i' ehuW:rhecva. , l:trneekf  Department of Mental Hygiene lan of th for 35 years, was 67 Llhrary,s e New York Public cl-" Jewish Division and an Dr. Bloch was born in Lithu- :] ti_ned rabbi, who died here ania and came to the United '[:| VhlaY of a heart attack suffered States in 1907 He studied at He- . e d , [| p^. ehvering a sermon at brew Union College where he w 2-(i - /i ]() . 'aOor State IIospital Dr. was ordained, and at Dropsie Col- ]| liheJL Who laad been head of the legs Columbia Universit Jew- " ' *tip , ' Y, ,, earY s Jewish Division for.33 ish Theological Seminary, Union V ttntil his retirement last -, -.t' a-- Theologmal Seminary and New who was senior visiting York University .... News Briefs YORK (JTA) -- Charles PHILADELPHIA: The 43rd ua]t, noted industrialist, annual national convention of active in the rescue of from Nazi Ger- in Mount Sinai Has- age of 80. of the board of the Distribution Committee to 1946, he was a for- of the Refugee Corporation, formed in resettle refugees from was a former member executive committee of Stint Economic Corpora- Emergency Commit- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia from October 24 through October 28, Dr. Miriam Freund, national president an- nounced this week. TEL AVIV (JTA) -- Fourteen Arab children were killed and a number of vthers wounded this week' in an Arab village in the Jenin area of Central Israel when an' abandoned shell which SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Russia Blamed for Mid-East Tension WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The United States charged that Rus- sia is aggravating Middle East tensions by shipping "large quan- tities of arms and ammunition" into the area, in a note delivered to the Soviet Government. The French and British Governments presented similar notes to Russia. Israel-Arab tensions continue to face the world as the most im- portant problem in the Middle East, Selvyn Lloyd, BrfLain's for- eign Minister, told the General Assembly of the United Nations last week. He .backed John Fos- ter Dulles, U. S. Secretary of State in Mr. Dullcs' prolosal to the Assembly that it should use a 1949 resolution dealing with the "Essentials for Peace" in an effort to halt the Soviet Union's "indirect aggression" in the Near East and Middle East. The British Foreign Minister attacked the Soviet Union with a charge that Moscow's entire purpose in the Middle East seemed to be "to perpetuate and not to reduce tension." He re- turned m to Israel's early history at the United Nations to point out that "it was the votes of the Soviet bloc that gave the neces- sary majority for the State of Israel to be created." He also re- minded the Assembly that "it was the Soviet bloc which first sent arms to Israel. He said that now the situation in Syria must be viewed with grave concern. In Tcl-Aviv, Premier Ben-Gur- ton in a message to the Israel Army, declared that the contin- wed supply of arms to Syria and Jordan was a grave danger to Israel, which must maintain its armed forces in a position of high preparedness and utmost effi- ciency. The Premier added that l Israel must strive to win the friendship of nations participat- ing in the European Common Market plan. Summing up Israel's achieve- ment during the past Jewish year, the Premier said it would be impossible to exaggerate the value of French aid to Israel which he called of "paramount importance." He urged' finding means to help Afro:Asian nations to help themselves Director of National Affairs AJ Committee To Speak Wednesday Mr. Edwin J. Lukas, Director of the National Affairs Depart- ment of the American Jewish Committee, attorney and author- ity in the field of civil liberties, will address the membership of the Seattle Chapter of the Ameri- can Jewish Committee on Wed- nesday evening, October 9, at 8:15 p.n. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myer Lurie, it has .been an- nounced by Mr. Edwhrd Stern, Chairman of the Seattle Chapter Mr. Lukas will also meet with the Washington State Board Against Discrimination tt Luncheon on! Thursday, October 10, where he will discuss discrimination in the housing field, and interpret anti- discrimination laws and their im- plementation, to members of the ,,,.. VOLUME XXVI, NUMBER 9. Israel Seeks Clues For Soviet Detention of Israel Diplomat ........... JERUSALEM (JTA)--Israel officials were long on theories but short on facts this week in,their hunt for clues as to the precise motivation of the Russian bear in his latest savage slap at the Jewish State--the extraordinary detention and third degree abuse of an Israel diplomat by Soviet secret agents. Brushing aside all questions with a terse "I have arrived safely, that's all I can say," Eliahu Chaza attache of the Israel Embassy Foreign Ministry refused to report the details of his ordeal The Israel Government promptly filed a protest with the Krem- lin and recalled members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs Committee from summer vacations to consider the implications of the un. precedented violation of Chazan's diplomatic immunity. Guard Soviet Embassy Israel police guards around the Soviet embassy in Ramat Gan, the Tel .Aviv suburb, were doubled and mobile po]ice units patrolled the streets leading to the embassy, while Chazan pre- pared a full report for the for- eign ministry on his experiences. He told reporters it would con- tain even "more shocking de- tails" than had been published. Foreign ministry officials care- fully refrained from speculations as to when the Soviets would reply to the protest and what the Israel Government might do :if the reply, was unsatisfactory or unduly delayed. Alexander Abramov, the Rus- sian ambassador to Israel, was understood to have expressed disbelief in the report of the kid- napping of Chazan. The Russian embassy announced, on the day of Chazan's return to Israel, that Abramov was taking a "short leave." Israel newspaper prompt- ly asserted that he was doing so to avoid expressing the good wishes Of" the ii3lomatic 'corps .to President Ben. Zvi, a traditional ceremony on the occasion of the Jewish New Year. Because of the absence of French Ambassador Pierre Gilbert, now home on leave, Abramov as next senior .diplomat would be acting as dean of the corps and its spokesman for the New Year greetings. A number of suggested impli- cations of the Soviet breach o:f diplomatic courtesies were po n - dered in govermnent circles, the principal one being the possibil- ity that the Russians intended to frighten Soviet Jewry which, in a mass demonstration, expressed its undiminished interest in Is- rael during the ,recent World Youth Festival in Moscow. The flaw in this guess was that there was no indication immedi- ately of a press campaign in the Soviet Union against Israel in connection with the Chazan inci- dent. A theory Voiced in London diplomatic circles .was that the Russians had hoped to get from Chazan the names of the Russian Jews whom the Soviets believed had organized the large demon- stration of Moscow Jews to wel- come the Israel delegation to the Youth Festival. ........... DATE ,5[:T The Jewish National Fund Council has set the date for their annual Chanukah Festival for the evening of Sunday, December 22, it has been announced by Sam Prottas, president. 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