'PAWS -(Tfed4 Tire Syrian gov4
err:merit his officially -denied that
the former Beirut Jewish commun.
ity secretary general, Albert Elias,
is being held on Syrian territory.
The Syrians also claim that they
know "nothing at all" concerning
the• whereabouts, of Elias.
This' denial was made on behalf
of the Syrian government by its
ambassador in Paris, Kamal
sein, during a meeting with the
president of the French Senate,
Alain Poher, who-is-also chairman
of the International Conference
for Jews in the Arab Lands.
The meeting, which took place
two weeks ago, only became
known here Monday.
r it 1972,
INSIDE UJA: The United Jewish Appeal intendS4O go out now on
a campaign to secure a million new contributors. This has become
necessary .in view of the increased deiriandi for More funds needed to
cope with the mass inunigratlon of Soviet Jews to -Ursa, ,.•
Today there are approximately 1,000,000 Jews einitrinuting to the
USA, _while there are -about 6,000,000_Jews in this country. Deducting
the Children and youths, there should be it least_ another million Jews
who could contribute to UJA, but have not done so till now. USA leader-
ship feels that the time has -come to reach them. • - •
An example of the failing. by many Jews -in their duty to the USA
is the fact that In New York-where there are about 2,500,000 Jews—
i ributors to the New York WA. They include
there arc only 125,000.cont
the largest in- the country; The same situation prevails in Los Angeles,-
which, is the Second largest Jewish-pOpulated city in the United States.
- The- situation -is - not- much better an -other_ cities with large Jewish
populations-Only in the very small communities; where Jews know
each other more closely, are gifts to-USA given by-almost every Jewish
family.- However, the total sum raised in. these actual communities is
only - a very- small fraction of the USA- income.- - -
The national leadership of the-UJA, headed by _its-new, energetic
national Chairman -Paul Zuckerman, has therefore -decided to double
the number of its - contributors this year. It is determined to reach
"evaders*" Mader' all circumstances. 'This is no --oasir.task. -However,
' effective plans are being made to -carry it out .
The Jewish communities all over the country will be galvanized
soon under Zuckerman's leadership to show -better .understanding for
the needs of the agencies which receive their . funds from USA. Con-
centrated efforts will be made to bring into the ranks of contributors
all those who have hitherto been sympathetic to the causes for which
the UJA raises its funds, but have abstained from contributing to
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AS his* way ts the JeldeiLogig - . - -liale
floridly building in Behat said. 2Tbe Syrian;
is located in the center 4 the proof to supplit'bil*flime and,„41
t found to be "overly conviit -
According to highly reliable by pollen
formation, released here on Jan.
26 at the last meeting of the In-
ternational Conference for the Safe-
guarding of the Jews in the Mid-
dle- East Elias is being detained
in a Syrian military prison on the
-outskirts of Damascus.
Poher's meeting with the Syrian
ambassador was held at the re-
quest of the Arab diplomat, who
apparently wanted to defuse
For • the
Suits in Town
Slims and' Huskies
PLUS alt the latest
Fashions for men
6 to 60.
JERUSALEM, (SW-4 private
member's bill by Uri Avner'', the'
maverick MK of Haobun
calling for general - civil marriage
and divorce - was overwitelmidg
voted down by- the KnesseL. 1
with -four abstentions.
Avneri's only sup
Shalom Cohen of • Hao l
and one of the three '
of the prolfostow
ane.(the rest of the
against-the bill), and
PLANS AND ACTION: A start in the direction of doubling the faction' v
number of contributors was made by arranging a "telephone confer-
government's case in favor
ence" from New York with local USA activists in 130- conimunities.
The latest fashions fee son 6
retaining.halakhic marriage and
Some 13,000 persons most active in their- communities attended Mk(
unique conference in local halls in their cities. They Weionddresse
20072 W. 7 Mile Evergreen
Affairs Minister Dr. Zerach War
from New York by Israel's Minister of Finance Pinhas - Sapir;-
Agency Chairman Louis A. Pincus,. Paul Zuckerman and 5f
president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Well
Reports received at the USA national headquartersafter
'- phone =conference" was over indicated thiiHhi - local -
the 130 communities were deeply impressed with the f s 14-lated to
them on the telephone hook-up. They will novr'litarj,
* Nroaden the
base of the' number of givers and also seek pat
ard revision of
pledges already given to the USA for 1972.,"
- JDC PROBLEMS: While the peed--f
orjr<11.1A funds is pre-
cipitated mostly by the large influx of
Jews to Israel, ft-la. also
• caused by the decline in value
..American-dollar in. European
countries where the Joint Disffib oii Committee Li operating.
-The JDC budget for .191
roved- a few months ago—includes
the spending of aboat-ilil
in countries outside of Israel, where
•the JDC, spends ,Juere-,..tlia
9,000,000 on its. Malben aid to elderly
people tindon citlierfo ot aid, Fortunately, Israel has not revaluated
its currenci-to matcl e, value of the American dollar as did other
countries. But_th6 ecrekse in the value of the dollar in the other
countries his alrpi dy affected JDC relief and rehabilitation operations
there to the=6 nt of more than a half-million dollars.
This meask that within less than three months after the 1972 pro-
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gram of wol'it has been approved by the JDC leaders -in New York,
the orgaidtation finds itself in a position where it cannot meet the
three holidays this summer, especially
obllgaji6ns under its accepted program, unless it receives at least an
planned for, today's truth-seeking teens.
ad onal $500,000 from the UJA. A similar situation also confronts
which receives a large part of its budget in dollars from the JDC
/and the American Women's ORT.
•Best of the-West .
Great Western Holiday
Bolivian President Rejects Pompidou
Request for Extradition of Barbie
PARIS (JTA) — Bolivian Presi-
dent Col. Hugo Banzer, in a per-
sonal letter to President .Georges
Pompidou, has indirectly turned
down France's request for the ex-
tradition of Klaus Barbie.
Banzer, in a letter received here
Monday by the Elysee Palace, said
that "After an examination of the
juridical elements available, I con-
sider the problem as settled. •
Banzer was replying to a per-
sonal appeal from Pompidou to
try and have Barbie, believed to
be residing in Bolivia under the
identity of Klaus Altmann, extra-
dited immediately. Barbie was sen-
tenced to death in absentia by a
French court after the war for hav-
ing murdered French resistance
leader Jean Moulin, as well as
countless other resistance fighters
and local Jews. Barbie was at the
time serving as Gestapo command-
er in Lyons.
The letter from Bruner is in-
terpreted by French official cir-
cles as meaning that the Boliv-
ian government has no intention
of submitting the French extra-
dition request to Bolivia's su-
These circles interpret Ban-
zer's letter as a refusal by Bo-
livia's executive tb refrain in the
matter in favor of the judicial
It is also believed here that
France, after having tried to ob-
tain Barbie's extradition at "the
highest possible level," will not
continue to press matters with the
Since 1963, France has been pur-
suing a policy of rapprochement-
with South America.
U.S. Ohm to Revive
Ancient Galilee City
JERUSALEM—A group of Jew-
ish settlers from the U.S. plans
to revive the ancient Jewish com-
munity at Shafer Ann in the Gali-
lee. Now a Druze village, it was in
Biblical times the seat of the San-
The last Jews loft the village in
1917, moving to Haifa.
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