Federation's $2,747,000 Allocations Provide for Local
Health, Welfare, Education, Community Relations Needs
The governors of the Jewish Welfare Federation last week approved 1974-75 allocations to local and national agencies which totaled
$3,186,914. About $2,747,000 of this sum was earmarked for programs in the local community to provide service from the health and welfare,
education and community relations agencies which constitute the beneficiary organization of Federation in Detroit.
The monies come from funds raised by Federation in its Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund. The 1974 Campaign, which
began earlier than usual this year due to the Yom Kuppur emergency, announced a total of $23,967,000.
The campaign proceeds are to be distributed to more than 50 beneficiaries, local, regional, national and overseas. The latter
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Terror ists Plan More Attacks,
Geneva C • nference Disruption
Israel Grateful for Nixon Decision
to Award $1.5 Billion Aid as Grant
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel on Sunday expressed its formal thanks to
President Nixon and the• U.S. government for the grant of another $500,000,000
out of the $2,200,000,000 approved by Congress as military aid for. Israel during
the October war. Mr. Nixon's decision to award the $500,000,000 as a grant was
made over the weekend in Yalta and announced by the White House Saturday.
The decision meant that the full $1,500,000,000 which Congress had enabled
has in fact been awarded as
the administration to award to Israel as grants
grants, leaving only the $700,000,000 as loans to be repaid.
Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Yigal Alton issued a statement
expressing "the government's appreciation of the U.S. President's decision."
"This is another part of U.S. aid to Israel in the field of military supply
and financing which is so vital for Israel's security in the face of ongoing Arab
military aggrandizement and for increasing the prospect of peace in the area,"
Allon's statement said.
Cabinet Secretary Gershon Avner told newsmen that almost all of the
cabinet's weekly session Sunday was devoted to defense matters, including a
report by Defense Minister Shimon Peres on his arms-buying mission- to the" U.S.
Peres said that he had found an attitude of sympathy and understanding
toward Israel's military and economic needs at his meetings with administration
and congressional leaders in Washington.
He insisted that the U.S. attached no conditions to future Israeli arms
purchases and demanded no further Israeli concessions or territorial withdrawals
in return for military assistance.
Peres said he did not believe the U.S. would sell arms to the Arab states.
He observed that U.S. arms to Egypt would only open up competition with the
Soviet Union with the result of increased
tension in the region.
The defense minister disclosed that
Israel would purchase American F-14,
15, 16 and 17 combat aircraft which he
described as the best answer to the new
Soviet MIG-23 that the Russians have
begun supplying to Syria.
Peres, who attended a closed meeting
e House Foreign Affairs Committee,
with acting Secretary of State Joseph
Ise° for almost three hours at the State
Department and before that with Secre-
tary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who
left later for Moscow with Prisident
-- Peres also met for almost three hours
w ith. Defense Secretary James Schles-
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The Palestinian terrorist leadership in Beirut said Tuesday it would
halt any attacks against Israel which might provoke Israeli retaliation against
Lebanon, but vowed to step up operations planned and carried out from inside
Israel, according to reports from the 'Lebanese capital. Diplomatic sources in
Beirut said Lebanon would ask other Arab states to boycott the Geneva Mideast
peace conference if Israel continues its attacks. According to the sources, the
request will be made at a meeting of Arab League foreign and defense ministers
in Cairo Wednesday. They said Lebanese Premier Takieddin , al-Solh would also
ask the Arab states to .put pressure on the U.S. to curb Israel.
Fratricidal conflicts which have resulted in many deaths of Arab terrorists
apparently have not reduced the murderous plans to conduct the terrorist activi-
ties within Israel. Campaigns have stepped up in Zionist ranks to inspire inter-
national action to curtail the invasion of Israel by terrorist gangs.
Meanwhile, Russia remains a threat to Israel, the latest reports being that
Syria's air force is being built up by the USSR. According to U.S. intelligence
reports, Russia has provided Syria with 112 combat jets, including 24 MIG23s.
LONDON (JTA)----Israel Premier Yitzhak Rabin declared here that 'Israel
does not want to occupy Lebanese territory or to change its borders with
Lebanon. "But we must protect our citizens and our property along our northern
borders," he told a press conference before leaving London. "We 'shall not hesi-
tate to continue to do so," he said.
Earlier, at a breakfast meeting with leaders of the Anglo-Jewish com-.
munity, Rabin stressed that the Israelis living along the northern border will
never abandon their settlements despite terrorist attacks.
Rabin, making his first appearance outside of Israel since becoming prime
minister, was in England for a meeting of Socialist Party leaders at the British
prime minister's country home, Chequers. He stressed to repOrters there that
Israel was trying to deal with the terrorists by sealing off its borders, tracking
down the murderers and trying to
induce Lebanon to control the ter-
rorists as other Arab states have
During the Sqcialist leaders'
meeting, the Middle East debate
took 90 minutes of -a seven-hour
session. Rabin outlined the Israeli
position and Austrian Chancellor
Bruno Kreisky reported on the
committee that he led on a tour of
the Middle East in May. Kreisky
urged cooperation between the
Socialist International and Socialist
parties in. Arab countries.
Dom Mintoff, prime minister of
ZOA Stimulates New Ali a, Tourism, Masada Programs;
Rejoins AZFederation; Elects Joseph Sternstein President
By Special Jewish News Correspondent at ZOA Convention
NEW YORK—Evidencing serious concern over the decline in ialiya the field of public relations is being undertaken to secure international
from Western countries, with a marked drop in the number of Amer- and American cooperation in tasks of checking the murderous acts
ican Jews who have settled in Israel in the past year, and confronted perpetrated against innocent Israeli citizens during which mostly women
and children were murdered.
with the serious effects on Israel in the reduction of tourism, the
A significant move taken by the convention was to re-enter the
Zionist Organization of America, at its 77th annual convention last
Zionist Feer ation, an agreement
of the having
weekend, at the New York Hilton Hotel, resolved to set up new ranks of the American fic
reached that the specs public redlat ions programs
machinery to stimulate action in both fields of Zionist activity.
to be interfered with. Dr. Israel Miller, AZFederation president, in an
The convention also provided for expanded youth activities, with
address at the opening session of the convention, June 27, hailed' the
emphasis on Masada, the youth department of the ZOA.
decision as a step toward reunification of Americanntin
Convention actions dealt with problems arising from the terrorist
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acts that have created many problems in Israel. An increased effort in
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