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Voi. LXV. No. 3
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March 29, 1974
More Threats Confront. Israel;
Russia's Obstacles Go Unabated;
Syrian Att • cks Mar Dayan Visit
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Soviet obstructions; continued Syrian attacks on Israel's troops in the Golan Heights, with increasing
dangers to Jewish settlements in northern Israel and the charge that Egypt has violated the disengagement
agreement by adding artillery to its military in the limited forces zone, are among the multiplying evidences
of growing dangers to Israel's security.
Syrian attacks entered their third week, in spite of the agreed-upon cease fire, with Kat:usha rockets
from mobile launchers in salvos of 12 to 24 missiles.
While Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has repeatedly asserted that disengagement of Syrian-
Israel troops and continued amicable arrangements with Egypt cannot be achieved without the cooperation
of the Soviet Union, the reported obstacles he has met in his talks with Communist Party leader Leonid
Brezhnev have added to the concern that has arisen over an approaching peace. The new developments are
adding to the difficulties that may confront Israel Defense Minister Moshe Dayan when he comes to
Washington today for talks with Kissinger on disengagement on the Golan Heights. A Syrian representative
still is scheduled to come to the U.S. to continue the talks after Dayan will have returned to Israel.
legislation in the U.S. Congress
Congressmen Accuse State Dept.
remains a factor in the detente
discussions, and the insistence by
of Insensitivity to Iluina.n Rights
U.S. legislators that obstacles to
WASHINGTON (JTA)—United States foreign policy is insensitive to violations
emigration from the USSR be re-
of human rights in other countries, according to a report released here Wednesday
moved remains a source of irri-
by the subcommittee on international organizations and movements of the House
tation to the Russians.
Foreign Affairs Committee.
Meanwhile, new emphasis is
Specifically, the report accused the State Department of ignoring repression
being given to demands for rec-
in the Soviet Union for the sake of detente, sharply questioned the efficacy of the
Nixon administration's policy of "quiet diplomacy" as a means of rectifying
ognition by the "Palestinians"
human rights violations and chided the U.S. Senate for refusing to ratify the
with the aid of their leaders'
United Nations Convention Against Genocide.
recognition as spokesmen at the
The report, prepared by the subcommittee after a series of 15 hearings last
forthcoming Geneva conference.
year, recommended that the State Department "upgrade considerations 'given to
Reporting from Beirut to the
human rights in determining Soviet-American relations" and called on the
Christian Science Monitor, John
Senate to consent to ratification of the genocide pact.
K. Cooley stated that Jordan's
The report was supported by subcommittee chairman Rep. Donald M. Fraser
King Hussein is yielding on
(D. Minn.) and seven other members of the 11-member panel. Three other
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Reminder Before Passover:
Remember the Less Fortunate
lsrael's Mayan David Adorn Will Try Again
for Recognition, by International Red Cross
Ho lakhma—"Lo! this is the bread of affliction
whir.," our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. Let all
hungry come and eat. Let all who are in
wa— come and celebrate the Passover with us . . ."
This age-old admonition, beginning the reading
of the I-Iagada, reminds all Jews that they must
first care for the needs of their brethren in want
before they themselves can sit down to the seder
Detroit and its suburbs have many Jews living
on marginal incomes—possibly as many 'as 10,000,
say social workers. Although many are isolated from
the Jewish community, they still feel the need at
Passover to identify with their people. The traditional
Detroit Passover fund attempts to fill that need.
This year, Mo'os Hitim, Funds for Passover,
faces increased costs (the price of matzo and matzo
products has almost doubled since last year) and
many more needy families, some of them immi-
grants from Russia.
Contributions for the distribution of Passover
foods to needy families and to hospital and mental
institution patients are sorely needed. Donations
can be sent to Mo'os Hitim Organization of Detroit,
Inc., care of Cong. Beth Tefilo Emanuel, 24225
Greenfield, Southfield, Mich. 48075.
NEW YORK—Israeli government officials will request
at the_current meeting of the League of Red Cross Socie-
ties in Geneva that Magen David Adorn—Israel's lied Cross
service—be accepted for membership in the league.
Israel's first request for membership was rejected in
1949. It is feared that the request will be turned down
again because of opposition to the Star of David and be-
cause of political pressures by the Arab states, third-world
countries and European nations that are wooing Arab favor
because of the oil embargo.
Action on Magen David Adom's request is expected
within two weeks.
Although the league recognizes the Red Crescent as a
symbol for the Arab nations and the Red Lion and Sun for
Iran, there has been no such recognition of Israel's em-
blem, the Magen David.
Dr. Moshe Many, chairman of Magen David Adom's
executive committee, noted that refusal to recognize the
Star of David as a symbol "meant that our medical service,
bearing the emblem, whether on ground or in air, could
be fired on time of hostilities."
He added that if the international Red Cross were to
assume a universal symbol with no ethnic or religious
significance, it would be accepted by Magen David Adorn.
George M. Elsey, president of the American Red Cross,
has indicated his support of Magen David Adorn, and Dr.
Many appealed to the 'U.S. State Department to use its
influence at the Geneva conference.
(For a decade or more, The Jewish News editorially
questioned what it termed the injustice of lack of recogni-
tion and admission of Magen David Adorn. Out of The
Jewish News- protest developed a correspondence between
Detroiter Leonard Simons, a leader in the Red Cross, and
the Southeastern Michigan chapter of the American Na-
tional Red Cross.
(Robert G. Wick, executive director of the chapter,
recently wrote Simons reiterating American Red Cross
support of Israel's bid for membership in the league.
(The Geneva conference has been called to modernize,
extend and revise the 1949 conventions, to which Israel is a
party, along with 119 other governments. The International
Committee of the Red Cross acts as guardians of the con-
ventions, but the conventions do not 'provide a means to
enforce government compliance.
(Wick wrote Simons that "The question of Syria's fail-
ure to abide by the Geneva conventions is a matter for the
120 governments that have signed the agreements to deal