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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-07

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Harman Strongest Candidate for Jewish Agency Chairmanship

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The election of a successor to the late Louis A.
Pincus as chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization
Executive may not be postponed until after Israel's general elections on Oct. 29.
Labor Party leaders appear anxious to advance the Jewish Agency and
WZO elections. and the strongest candidate is believed to be Avraham Harman,
president of the Hebrew University and a former Israeli ambassador to the

U.S., sources here said.
Harman was reportedly sounded out on the prospect and replied affirm-
atively. His supporters in the Labor Party cite his diplomatic achievements
and strong connections with American Jewish leaders. Other potential can-
didates mentioned include Deputy Premier Yigal Allon and former Ambassa-
dor Itzhak Rabin.


Inflated Fears
and the
in the
Middle East

A Weekly Review

Page 4

of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper

Vol. LXI I I. No. 26

Dr. Harman

Grave Problem
for Israel:
and the
Over the

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Terrorists Resume Threats; Launch
Alerts in Tel Aviv, Rome, Antwerp

Tragic Commentary

on Olympics' Fate

JT1-11 Sports Expert Predicts
lloscowWill Hold Olympics


(Copyright 1973, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)

The ink on the newsprint pertaining to the recent rough
treatment of Israel's athletes in Russia at the World Univer-
sity Games, had hardly dried when two well-intentionel mem-
bers of the American Jewish Congress asked for a meeting
with key members of the U.S. Committee Sports for Israel.
At the meeting, the AJCongress members asked the
U.S. committee people to help enlist the aid of athletes in
the crusade to have Moscow banned as the site of the 1980
Olympics. By this time the AJCongress had hit the media
with a story clamoring for the elimination of Russia as the
locale of the 1980 Games.
Sports for Israel spokesmen explained the U.S. commit-
tee wouldn't move until the Israeli government expressed
itself in the matter, since the committee was closely allied
to the Sports Authority, an arm of the ministry of education.
Perhaps what is more important, the AJCongress, who to-
gether with Bnai Brith quickly become involved when an in-
justice is levied against Israeli athletes, but rarely financial-
ly support Israel's sports programs, learned a lesson on how
the IOC operates. They learned how impotent the U.S.
Olympic Committee is in mounting protests and filing ob-
jections in these affairs.
The fact of the matter is that the U.S. Olympic Com-
mittee can't accomplish much more than state its regrets
and denounce the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Soviets.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has no vote, no power.
The U.S. has a total of two votes on the International
Olympic Committee. The - IOC dictates to the American
Committee rather than the other way around. Oh, it's true
that Doug Roby of Detroit and another American IOC mem-
ber yet to be selected can be prevailed upon to vote against
Moscow as the 1980 Games site. But, there are '72 other votes
involved and athletes protesting in front of the Soviet Em-
bassy in New York City aren't going to budge, these voters
too much. (Continued on Page 8)

PARIS (JTA)—Missile launchers and other weapons were found Wednesday by police when
they raided a house occupied by Arab terrorists in Ostia near the Rome Airport, it was learned
here. According to police reports, the missile launchers were ground-to-air types and of the very
latest design. They were said to have been made in the Soviet Union and that in Italy they were
still in the drawing board stage. Police arrested four Arabs but declined to provide any details
except to say that they came from different countries.
Ostia, a seaside resort, is about nine miles from Fumicino Airport which is used often by
travelers for an overnight stop. Several months ago, Italy released a number of Arab terrorists
and was severely criticized by Israel for doing so. In the past, terrorists have used conventional
arms to hijack planes and to murder passengers and bystanders as they did in Athens and Lod.
In Amsterdam the head of the security services at Ship-
Major E. G. Geripsen, said that reports of a
`Oil as Weapon.
planned attack by Palestinian terrorists somewhere in Eu-
rope had been received from a foreign government infor-
Exposed in Role
mation service. He specified that the source was not Israel.
Among the stepped-up security measures at Shiphol are a
Against Israel
stand-by order for three companies of specially trained
marines, and the constant patrolling by armored cars of
A slogan of "Oil as Weapon," ex-
all roads leading to the airport.
panded in an effort to undermine U.S.-
In Israel, security services have warned the public to
Israel friendship and as a threat to
be alert for booby-trapped wine bottles in the guise of holi-
this country in demands that Ameri-
can support for Israel be curtailed,
day gifts. Travelers going abroad were specifically warned
was widely condemned this week.
against accepting wine bottles from strangers ostensibly for
delivery to a probably fictitious address in a foreign country.
Warnings of impending dangers
from this renewed Arab propaganda
According to security sources, the latest lethal device
were sounded in many quarters, not-
concocted by terrorists is an innocent-looking wine bottle in
ably after a three-hour NBC program
a straw basket. The space between the bottle and basket is
on the energy crisis during which
filled with explosives and glass splinters. The activating
Saudi Arabian and Aramco alliances,
is a small pin which may be inadvertently pulled,
with Israel as a target, were in
sending deadly shrapnel in all directions.
Four Katyusha rockets mounted on improvised launchers
In an address in New York last
discovered by an Israeli army patrol near the Lebanese
week, W. Averell Harriman con-
border, directed toward the nearby settlement of Admith.
demned evidences of blackmail and
They were dismantled before any damage could take place.
buttering up Arabs "because we want
An investigation revealed that the border fence was cut
to drive our automobiles here."
through where the terrorists penetrated into Israel. This
Libyan nationalization tactics, how-
ever, were viewed in Israel as eco-
was the first serious incident of this kind along the Lebanese
nomic rather than political steps.
border in months. It occurred just 24 hours after Arab ter-
rorists acting along the Syrian border attacked an Israeli
President Nixon's Views and Detailed
patrol with bazooka shells.
Related Stories on Pages 6, 13, 26

lvidson and Grossman Named 1974 Allied Campaign Co-Chairmanship

Report of Detroiters' role in Israel Prime Minister's Mission on Page 56

Two Divisions Share Service Group Loving Cup;
Volunteer Campaigners Honored at Stag Day

William M. Davidson

William M. Davidson and Lewis S. Grossman will be co-chairmen of the 1974
Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund, Jewish Welfare Federation President
Mandell L. Berman announced to the 250 campaign workers at the stag day at Tam
O'Shanter Country Club Wednesday.
They will succeed Samuel Frankel and Paul Handleman, who were the 1973
At the stag day, it also was announced that the Detroit Service Group's loving cup
for 1973 is being shared by the two top divisions, mercantile and real estate and building
In his announcement of the selection of the co-chairmen for next year's campaign,
Berman predicted:
"Grossman and Davidson will lead Detroit to the most successful communal
campaign in our history. They are following a difficult act, but with support and hard
work from those here and our fellow workers in all the divisions, Detroit can't help
but top the best previous figures in the 1974 campaign."
Davidson has been active in the community for many years. In 1973 he was
one of three associate chairmen for the Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency
Fund. He has been associate chairman for the 1972 drive and a member of the cam-
paign leadership cabinet. He has just returned from an intensive briefing mission in
(Continued on Page 5)

Lewis S. Grossman

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