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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-01-10

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Allon Meetings With Kissinger Postponed Until Next Week

Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon's scheduled Washington conferences with U. S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger have been postponed
until Wednesday. Sources in Jerusalem and Washington speculate that Kissinger is still discussing with Egyptian representatives their Mideast
positions. The cancellation of Russian leader. Leonid I. Brezhnev's visit to Egypt may have changed or unsettled Egypt's positions on Middle East
peace diplomacy, sources speculated.

They said Kissinger may need more time to clarify positions before meeting with Allon. In the interim, the Israeli foreign minister was sched-
uled to make appearances in Florida and California on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal. Allan's Washington visit is his second in five weeks, and
wds preceeded last weekend by several meetings between Kissinger and the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Simha Dinitz.

Meanwhile, in a Paris newspaper interview, Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin is reported to be ready to give up most of the Sinai, including the
Al-" Rodies oil fields, in exchange for a "true" peace treaty with Egypt.
(Detailed stories on Page 6)



A Weekly Review

of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper

VOL. LXVI, No. 18 41E0' 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833

$10.00 Per Year; This Issue 30c

January 10, 1975

Israel Blasts Vatican Guidelines
But U.S. Jews See Some Gains

Goldmann's WJC Presidency
Threatened by Herut Faction

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, in a strongly worded statement Wednes-
day, criticized Israeli government positions on the Palestinians,
and said the major powers are the major factors in the Middle
East negotiations. (See story, Page 10)
TEL AVIV (JTA)—The Herut World Movement is waging a bitter
campaign to prevent the re-election of Dr. Nahum Goldmann as president
of the World Jewish Congress. Their efforts are doomed to failure, most
observers agree, but they are expected to enliven the WJC plenary
assembly which opens in Jerusalem Feb. 3.
They are also tackling such issues on the plenary agenda as assimila-
tion; safeguarding Jewish rights; the
right to emigrate; growing anti-Semi-
tism; and aid for needy Jewish com-
munities, especially in countries where
regimes have changed.
Nevertheless, Herut seems resolved
to puSh the anti-Gold•ann movement
as far as it will go. Joseph Klarman, a
Herut member of the World 'Zionist
Organization executive raised the issue
at an executive meeting in Jerusalem
earlier this week.
"I have nothing personal against
Goldmann. We are good friends. But I
do not see how he can continue in his
office after all of those statements he
made," Klarman said. He was reflect-
ing Herut's distaste for Goldmann's
moderate, frequently doveish views on
the Middle East situation, his past criti-
icisms of Israeli policies he believed to be rigid and his suggestion that
I will one day have to deal with the Palestinians, even with the
(Continued on Page 10)

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Vatican guidelines "on the relationship of the Church
to non-Christian religions" issued last Friday came under withering attack here from
Religious Affairs Minister Yitzhak Rafael. He declared Monday that he could not see
the document as "an outstretched hand towards the Jewish people" as, he noted, had
been described in some quarters. The minister was joined Tuesday by Chief Rabbi
Shlomo Goren who stated that he was less than enthusiastic about the Vatican document.
Rafael blasted the document for failing to mention the existence of Israel and for
endorsing the ancient Christian version of the crucifixion: that the Jewish leaders of
that time were responsible for deicide. This teaching had caused "rivers of innocent and
holy Jewish blood" to flow through the centuries," Rafael said, and the Vatican showed
in its statement that the church leaders of today remained faithful to it.
Rafael conceded, .however, that the statement's freeing from the guilt of deicide
of Jews in generations after Christ was a positive step and commended the paragraph
that condemned anti-Semitism, adding though that it "remains without any practical con-
The statement was "an expressly Catholic document," Rafael declared. It was
written "out of deep identification with the historic approach of the Catholic Church
towards Judaism, and it is therefore difficult for me to find in it any message of signifi-
cant change . . . " The minister said' he could "not seek in the statement's four paragraphs
paths of understanding between Christians and Jews."
The Vatican statement revealed the fact, he added, that the Church had still not
forsworn the hope that some day the Jews will accept Christianity, though it did disas-
sociate itself from 'aggressive forms of missionary activity, preferring methods of per-
suasion. Judaism never sought to convert others—and it had the right to expect the
same treatment from other faiths, the minister said. •
The Vatican's condemnation of anti-Semitism "might indicate the first signs of
regret for a misguided historic process . . . here and there in the document there are
symptoms of a conciliatory spirit towards the Jews, in the blessed pattern of .Pope
John XXIII."
Christian wrongdoing to the Jews would be atoned for when the Christian world
comes to the aid of the Jewish people in rebuilding its homeland and gathering its exiles,
Rafael continued. The non-mention of the existence of the state of Israel, the ignoring
of the greatest divine event of our generation, prove how far the Church still is from rec-
ognizing the religious and historic link between the people of Israel and the land of

Appeal Issued for Sub-Contract Work

Economy Hits Workshop for Handicapped

r '

The current economic downturn has had an effect on operations at the Arnold E. Frank Community Work-
shop, according to Julian H. Scott, treasurer of the Jewish Vocational Service and Community Workshop and chair-
man of the workshop committee.
A reduction in working hours has become necessary due to a decreasing amount of subcontracting work for
the 125 clients of the workshop. The possibility of extended layoffs for many clients is a real possibility, Scott said,
unless additional work is forthcoming soon. Among the most seriously affected are the aged and severely physic-
ally and emotionally disabled clients. Without their daily work routines, many such individuals will lose touch with
their only link to the real world, he said.
The workshop, through mailings and ads, is appealing to community businessmen to consider sub-contracting
work. Not only do the clients of the workshop benefit from regular work and the opportunity to be productive mem-
bers of society, according to Scott, but many businessmen often find it advantageous to sub-contract certain jobs to
the workshop. The workshop is a modern facility with adequate equipment, loading and storage facilities and trained
supervisory staff, able to handle a variety of jobs including assembly, packaging, collating, mechanical assembly,
salvaging and other operations with a guarantee of competitive prices, quality control and efficient production.
Scott added that the disabled clients employed in the workshop are dependent upon their regular salaries,
and depend upon the workshop as an integral part of their daily living. The program at the JVS workshop provides
clients with meaningful rewarding work plus the opportunity to interact socially during the day. "The psychological
and therapeutic benefits of meaningful work are often more important than the monetary rewards," he said.
The Arnold E. Frank Community Workshop is located at 4250 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. A free estimate and
analysis of jobs will be provided. Businessmen interested insub-contracting jobs should contact Ray Calcaterra, opera-
ations manager, 833-8100.

(Continued on Page 5)

El. Al Flights Resume;
Ground Crews Return

TEL AVIV (JTA)—An El Al Boeing 707 took off for
Paris Sunday restoring Israel-flag air service after a nine-
day suspension due to a slow-down by El Al maintenance
crews. The maintenance workers agreed Saturday night to
resume normal work schedules, but the nature of the
agreement they reached with the El Al management
through Histadrut's mediation was not disclosed.

Four of the company's jets were serviced for flights
Sunday and a full schedule was resumed Tuesday.

The impasse, which caused the El Al management to
ground its jet fleet Dec. 27, was broken after a day of
hectic negotiations which involved Premier Yitzhak Rabin
and Transport Minister Gad Yaacobi.

They participated in meetings between the airline
management and various employe committees. The main-
tenance workers met separately and contacts between the
two groups were maintained by go-betweens.

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