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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-09-21

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111111.1111.111.111.11 Ground breaking for the new Jewish Community t,,enLei, on we IGU - cILL C ziLc at,
Sunday. An invitation has been extended for the entire community's participation.
Township, will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Max M. Fisher will be the featured speaker at Sunday's ceremonies.
When completed in the summer of 1975, the new Jewish Center, designed by the architectural firm of Louis Red-
stone Associates, will serve all of Metropolitan Detroit as well as Flint, Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities.
Samuel Linden is chairman of the building committee.
A departure from the existing Center building will be the large area of surrounding land at the new site to be
developed for a wide variety of outdoor activities, with provisions in the master plan for future additions to buildings.

Ground Breaking
for New Jewish
Center Sunday

Facts About
Abuses of
Aerial Freedom

and Apathy
in the Ranks


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Vol. LX1V. No. 2


A Weekly Review

of Jewish Events

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Spokesmen of

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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper

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Delay MFN Action for Russia;
Nixon Official Charged With
Attempt to Coerce USSR Jews

East Germany's Failure
to Atone for Nazi Crimes
Assailed by Israeli at UN

UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — UN Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim said his visit to the Middle East had given him "a
new insight" into the problems of that region and that he consid-
ered the personal contacts he made with the leaders of four Arab
countries and Israel "very important."
Waldheim read a statement and answered questions at a
press conference Monday morning. He was no more optimistic
over an early break in the Middle East deadlock than when he
began his visit to the region. He reiterated that he did not go to
the Mideast with the intention of solving the problem and did not
bring any specific proposals. Nor, apparently, did he receive any
on the trip that took him to Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and
Israel withdrew its request for a separate vote on the admis-
sion of the two Germanys to the United Nations Tuesday in
order to avoid possible serious embarrassment to the West, the
Israeli delegation stated. They explained that Ambassador Yosef
Tekoah told the General Assembly his country was "not press-
ing" for a separate vote because of objections by the 72 sponsors
of a draft resolution for the simultaneous admission of the two
German states by acclamation.
In his speech to the General Assembly Tuesday, Ambas-
sador Tekoah said that the wounds of the Nazi Holocaust "have
not yet all healed." He said that "by history, by law and by
morality, Germany as a whole bears responsibility for the Holo-
caust. The Federal Republic of Germany has consistently recog-
nized this heavy responsibility . . . throughout the years, the
Federal Republic of Germany has tried to steer a course toward
and in its relations
a new epoch in its international conduct
(Continued on Page 5)
with the Jewish people."

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The House Ways and Means Committee postponed its crucial
vote Tuesday on most-favored-nation treatment for the Soviet Union as congressional sentiment
mounted in favor of the Mills-Vanik Free Emigration Act and its companion measure in the
Senate, the Jackson Amendment.
Secretary of State-designate Dr. Henry Kissinger, who was scheduled to testify on the
Mills-Vanik measure before the committee Tuesday, canceled his appearance.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
that he "understood" that the committee had asked Dr. Kissinger to delay his testimony.
He had been expected to oppose the Mills-Vanik bill linking MFN status to a relaxation
of Soviet emigration policies.
Dr. Kissinger, meanwhile, was confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
for the office of secretary of state.
g he did so "on
t e, sayin
Sen. George S. McGovern (D.-S.D.) cast the sole dissenting vo
grounds of consc ience."
The House committee's post-
Non-Interference on Jackson
ponement of its vote on the Mills-
Vanik measure, at a closed door
Amendment Voted by Knesset
meeting Tuesday morning, was
apparently based on the report-
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Knesset, meeting in special session
Wednesday, rejected a motion by the Likhud faction to go on record
ed view of its acting -chairman,
in favor of the Jackson/Mills-Vanik legislation in the U. S. Congress.
Rep. Al Ullman (D., Ore.), that
The 30-21 vote in effect upheld the government's position of non-
more time was needed to cool
interference in what it regards as an internal U. S. matter. There
"the emotions" in Congress tow-
were three abstentions.
ard the Soviet Union.
Foreign Minister Abba Eban said the government had no cause
Earlier. a Nixon administra-
to adopt a position on the bills which are supported by a majority
tion official was accused by Sen.
of Congress but opposed by the Nixon administration. He recalled
Henry M. Jackson of trying to
that Premier Golda Meir has praised both Congress and the ad-
ministration for their efforts on behalf of Soviet Jews' emigration
coerce Soviet Jews to oppose the
rights. He said the opposition parties are not giving enough credit
Jackson Amendment to the East-
to the U. S. and other friends of Israel for what has been achieved
West Trade Act.
up to now in that area.
The Washington Democrat re-
Menahem Begin, speaking for the Gahal wing of Likhud, claimed
ferred to Stephen Lazarus, depu-
that a Knesset stand on the Jackson amendment would not consti-
ty assistant secretary of com-
tute undue interference in American internal affairs. He claimed
merce for East-West trade who,
that the concept of interference "perished in Auschwitz." He said

no Jewish parliament or Jewish government could remain neutral
on an issue, such as the Jackson Amendment.

(Continued on Page 15)

Unharmed but Anti-Semitism Alert Issued
Chi le

BUENOS AIRES (JTA)—Mark Turkow, secretary of the Latin American Jewish
dress, reported that he was able to reach Dr. Gil Sinay, president of the Representa-
Committee of Chilean Jews, who reported that Jewish community institutions were
not harmed during the military coup which ousted the government of Dr. Salvador


Allende Gossens.
The American Jewish Committee called upon the new government of Chile to "be
alert to any signs or acts of anti-Semitism" in the wake of the overthrow and "to b e
prepared to uphold Chile's proud record as a democratic nation by taking approp
action against those who would attempt to promote anti-Semitism within its borders."
In a statemept by Elmer L. Winter, AJCommittee national president, the organi-
zation pointed to the fact that "disturbing evidence of growing anti-Semitism appeared
in the press and among certain elements in Chilean society" in the period preceding
the coup Sept. 11.
There has been a disturbing tendency, Winter continued, "to make Jews in public
office—and, by extension, the Chilean Jewish community—the scapegoats for Chile's
economic and political ills."
There were approximately 150 Jews, most of them technicians and professionals,
in various positions in the Allende government.
Winter also attributed this relatively new phenomenon of an emerging anti-
Semitism in Chile to the fact that the Arab League, which was permitted to open a
regional office for Latin America in Santiago in 1972, had launched a "vigorous and
widespread anti-Israel and anti-Jewish campaign, which is believed to have included
acts of violence against major Jewish institutions."

A number of Jewish youths, fewer than 100, are among the 13,000 political refugees
from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay who sought asylum in Chile but are now regarded
as "extremists" by the Chilean military junta.
A well-informed source here said the refugees' families fear they will be expelled
from Chile. According to a statement issued by the Chilean Embassy in Brazil, the
situation of the 13,000 refugees is "unclear."
The Israeli Labor Party expressed sorrow and shock over the coup and the death,
apparently by suicide, of Allende. The message was cabled by Labor Party Secretary
General Aharon Yadlin to the chairman of the Socialist International in Vienna, and to
the representative of the Chilean Radical Party at the international.
The Chilean ambassador, Carlos
Diemer, informed Israel's foreign
ministry that he has appointed the
Chilean consul, Julio Barrenechea,
as interim charge d'affaires. Die-
mer had been ordered earlier by
the military junta in Santiago to
hand over his duties to Barrenechea
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but had declined to do so at first.
The new Israeli left-wing faction,
Glassman Oldsmobile
Moked, urged the government not
Section included in
to recognize the military regime in
Santiago. (Status of Chilean Jewish
inside pages.
leaders in related story on Page 6)

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