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March 15, 1974
USSR's Role Seen Endangering
M. E. Amity, Status of Embargo
Russia's role in the Middle East was seen this week as contributing toward a worsen-
ing situation affecting relations with Israel. Delay in deliberations for disengagement of
troops on the Golan Heights, renewal of Syrian' attacks on. Israel troops in the Golan,
tensions created by the lengthy visits of Soviet Foreign Secretary Andrei Gromyko in
Arab capitals—these are seen as evidence of new incitements to delays in amity with
Arabs stemming from USSR quarters.
The Russian position advocating retention of the oil. embargo upon the United States
by the Arab countries served as additional proof of renewal of Soviet anti-Israel and anti-
Both Prime Minister Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan expressed views
in statements in Israel that Russia is fomenting the continuing troubles on Israel's border
with Syria. The reported murder
of four Jewish women in Damas-
Kissinger, 16 Jewish Spokesmen
cus added to the tension.
(Story on Page 6)
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
Viewing the impending reopen-
Chief of JTA Washington Bureau
ing of the Suez Canal as provid-
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sixteen leaders of American
ing a danger to the U.S. status in
Jewish organizations met with Secretary of State Henry A.
the Middle East, Senator Henry
Kissinger in his office late Monday for 90 minutes in what
M. Jackson, addressing the U.S.
was officially described later by the participants as "an off-
Senate on March 7, called for
the-record" discussion. A short statement, drafted imme-
demilitarization of the canal as
diately after the meeting by three of the participants and
a way of preventing the USSR
made available to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency said:
naval buildup and an accompany-
"The meeting dealt with the status of Syrian negotia-
ing menace to the role of the U.S.
tions, continued economic and military support to Israel and
in the area.
other matters of importance to the Jewish community."
, (Continued on Page 20)
(Related Stories on Pages 5, 11)
Completion of Meir Cabinet
Marked by Parties" Acrimony
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset approved Premier Golda
Meir's new cabinet Sunday night by a vote of 62-46. Two prominent
Labor Party members were among the nine MKs who abstained when -
the vote of confidence was taken after 10 hours of acrimonious debate.
Both of them, Yitzhak Ben Aharon and Lyova Eliav, are outspoken
doves. They had informed Party Secretary General Aharon Yadlin
and Labor Alignment chairman Moshe Baram by mail earlier that
they could not support the new government because it represented to
them no change from the outgoing one.
Yehuda Ben Meir and Zevulun Hammer, members of the National
Religious Party, also abstained, as did five members of the Aguda
The Likud opposition which voted en masse against the government
was joined in its assertion of no confidence by the Rakah Communists,
Meir Payil's Moked and Shulamit Aloni's Civil Rights List. Three
Labor-affiliated Arab members who were embittered over not receiv-
ing a cabinet post nevertheless voted for the new government.
Premier Meir presented the Knesset with the names of 22 ministers-
designate, one short of the full cabinet. The final designee will be from
the NRP, which will be given a ministry without portfolio in addition
to the three it held in the old government.
Mrs. Meir presented to President Ephraim Katzir a new cabinet
that will closely resemble the outgoing one though it will be slightly
larger. and will contain at least five new faces.
The newcomers are Hahn. Zadok, who was named minister of
Continued on Page 10)
Allied Drive Reaches New High Mark in Generosity
Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund
,-- -- .4 AM M. DAVIDSON
N S. GROSSMAN
DIVISIONS & CHAIRMEN
Sol Cicurel and Robert E. Schwartz
As of March 10
REAL ESTATE & BUILDING TRADES
Milton Barnett and Myron Milgrorn
Bruce E. Thal
SERVICES—ARTS & CRAFTS
INDUSTRIAL & AUTOMOTIVE
Marvin H. Goldman
Burton D. Farbmon
Morris Asher and Morris Friedman
Mrs._ Merle Harris
$22,420,479 Subscribed, With 5,000
Potential Contributors to Be Contacted
Before Final Dinner Meeting Monday
Receiving a hearty Todah from Israel's distinguished emissary, Yael Dayan (Mrs.
Dov Sion) Sunday morning, the 220 volunteer workers who gathered at the United He-
brew Schools Sunday morning for the final report meeting in the 1974 Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund proceeded toward the final effort in the most impres-
sive philanthropic drive in Detroit Jewry's history: to reach the 5,000 contributors who
are yet to be enrolled in the supreme effort for Israel and for the needs of many agencies
at home and abroad.
Lewis Grossman and William Davidson emphasized the duty to contact the thou-
sands remaining to be reached; Grossman made the "Don't Stop" plea to the workers,
and Miss Dayan gave the Todah-Thank You in Israel's behalf for the continuing family
relationship between Israel and the Diaspora.
At Sunday morning's report meeting, the total reported was $22,420,479 from 18,-
The 5,000 to be enrolled account for $1,500,000 in pledges made in 1973, and the
campaign leadership looks for a total exceeding $24,000,000 when the drive concludes
Monday evening with the dinner meeting at the new Temple Beth El, at which Israel
Ambassador to the U. S. Simha Dinitz will be the guest speaker.
Paul Zuckerman, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, major • bene-
ficiary of the Detroit campaign, took occasion, as Miss Dayan's introducer, to speak of
the importance of the Dayan family in Israel, and of the guest speaker's major role
in her country, as an army officer, in social welfare spheres and as an author.
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