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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-12-13

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Logo Symbolizes Federation, 'ELM Anniversaries

This symbol is the logo for the celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Jewish Welfare Federation

of Detroit and the 75th year of the United Jewish Charities. The symbol will be used extensively by the joint anniversary

committee throughout the year-long celebration.
Plans for anniversaries detailed in story on Page 8.

HE JEWISH NEWS

,Slurs on Jewry
in Distortions,
Exaggerations
Regarding
Press and [kinking
Commentary
Page 2

VOL. LXVI, No. 14

A Weekly Review

of Jewish Events_

Hanuka
Greefings
to Jewish
Communities
Everywhere

° Michigan's Only English-Jewish -Newspaper

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$10.00 Per Year; This Issue 30c December - 13, 1974

71 Senators Unite Behind Israel,
Ask Allies to Back UN Charter

Indictment by Robert St. John:

"We Live in ...the Most
Iniri-wral Era in -History

By ROBERT ST. JOHN
Special to The Jewish News
It is beyond argument that we live in the most militaristic
age in the history of mankind. The U.S. stockpile of - nuclear ex-
plosives contains the equivalent of 615,300 bombs such as the
one we dropped on Hiroshima, killing 70,000 Japanese and
burning and injuring 70,000 more.

Seventy thousand times 615,300
equals 43 billion, plus. The popu-
lation of the world, as of December,
1974, is somewhat less than 4 billion.
Yet the __manufacture of additional
lethal devices goes on!

Also, we live in the most ma-
terialistic age in the history of man-
kind. In our greed for ever greater
profit from the export of the Ameri-
can way, which, of course, enables
us to keep on increasing our own
per capita voltage, wattage, amper-
age, horsepower and -other quanti-
ROBERT ST. JOHN
titative measures of happiness, we
failed to anticipate what would happen when the non-American
94 percent of the world began using and wasting natural re-
(Continued on Page 54)

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Seventy-one senators urged President Ford Tuesday to reaffirm
the U.S. commitment to the survival and integrity of Israel and . to mobilize the allies of the
United States towards returning the United Nations to the principles of its charter.
In a letter to the President, the biparisan bloc declared that the Senators were "deeply
disturbed by the United Nations vote to give recognition to the Palestine Liberation Organization
and by the spectacle of Western apathy and disunity."
They also said that the UNESCO decision to withhold assistance to Israel is a "shame-
ful example of the transformation of the international humanitarian organization into a political
weapon." The letter said, "These recent events dramatized the need for the United States to
take the lead in organizing our friends and allies to resist political and economic blackmail in the
future."
Michigan Senators Philip Hart and Robert Griffin were among the letter's signers.
At a news conference of nine -of the senators, Sen. Jacob K. Javits (R-N.Y.), a leader
in the movement for the senate action, disclosed that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger
had told the Senate Foreign Relations committee on Dec. 4
that "we have never suggested to Israel that it negotiate with
the PLO as long as the PLO has not accepted the legitimacy
of the existence of Israel."
Sen. Javits disclosed this statement when he was asked
what the Administration's position was thus far towards the
PLO and the UN's recognition of it. Sen. Hubert H.-Humph-
rey (D-Minn.), another prime mover of the letter, told the
news conference that he and his colleagues were not recom-
mending that the United States withdraw from the UN but
that they did not want the UN-to go the way of the League
of Nations in the 1930s—powerless and useless.
Humphrey said he United States should speak out to its
allies and friends that the UN must relate to member sov-
ereign states and not to political movements such as the PLO.
Humphrey pointed out, as did Sen. Henry M. Jackson

(Continued oll'Page 5)

An Open Letter to Dr. Waldheim

Cites Israeli Respect, Arab Abuse of Holy. Places

By
THE REV. CLAUDE DUVERNOY, D.D.
JERUSALEM—
Sir, may I ask you to spare a few
moments to read this letter from an
Israeli Christian theologian who has been
living in Jerusalem since 1962 and for
whom the recent happenings at the UN
General Assembly have been even more
appalling than the contemptible Munich
diplomacy of 1938.
It is quite clear that Arafat and Co.
would not haVe enjoyed such a monstrous
success had they not murdered women
and children, hijacked and destroyed civi-
lian aircraft, had they not practiced that
most despicable of crimes: the murder of
hostages.
In short, crime does pay at the so-
called United Nations.

Anti-Semitism, too. For it is sheer
anti-Semitism to proclaim, for instance,
that the Jews are desecrating the beauty
and character of Jerusalem, their biblical
capital. It is sheer anti-Semitism to assert
that they are harming Christian and Mos-
lem institutions and interests. It is only
since June 1967 that the three Abrahamic
religions are for the first time enjoying
equality of respect and rights, with free
access to all the Holy Places.
Look around this ancient city while
you are here, sir and see for yourself.
uty? The reconstruc-
What mars her bea
tion of the Jewish Quarter fully respects
the character and beauty of the Old City.

But when the Jewish Quarter was
destroyed by the Arab Legion, after the
1948 fighting, not a single voice of pro-

test was raised by diplomats, Church
leaders or - UN personnel. All the syna-
gogues of the quarter were razed and
turned into stables for donkeys. No one
protested.
Who is•lesecrating the Old City today?
I would ask you to go and look at the
marvelous Golden Gate, which means so
much to Jews and Christi, n.4 ;Ake, a-.3
see how the Moslem authorities have
turned it into the junkyard of the Mosque.
To suggest that archeological excava-
tions along the Wall are being carried
out in order to destroy the places holy to
Islam is. lunacy. But that is what
UNESCO has decided.
There is in Jerusalem a beautiful gar-
den, with a unique tomb—the Hill of
Golgotha venerated by the entire Protes-

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tant world. Under the Hashemite regime,
this hallowed ground was desecrated by
the construction of a bus station. Who
cared? Who protested?
A few days ago, some 40 nations had
the elementary courage and dignity to
refrain from supporting the murderous
claims of the Arafat - Faisal - Qaddafi -
Amin gang. May I humbly suggest that
these same democracies quit the "Man-
hattan Circus," establish themselves in
less polluted surroundings and leave the
murderers and their backers to them-
selves.
You could take the initiative in this,
Dr. Waldheim, or at least resign. As an
Austrian, you cannot possibly wish to
remain with an institution which bows to
-the orders and desires of the heirs of
the Nazis.

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