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February 28, 1975 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-02-28

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Tlif.. gETROLTI JEWISH , NEWS

Germans Protest
Golda's Presence

BERLIN — Hundreds of
demonstrators protested
the visit of former Israeli
Premier Golda Meir and
Foreign Minister Yigal Al-
lon Saturday.
The two were attending
an international socialist
conference.
The demonstrators said
that only the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization had
the right to speak for both
Jews and Arabs in Israel.

Israel Levies Sales, Payroll Taxes,
Basic Foods, Necessities Unaffected

Friday, February,28, 1975, 15,

Americans Oppose M.E. Arms Sales

.

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — According to the finance noted that Israel must con-
Israelis were staggered by ministry, some items will tinue to spend massive sums
the announcement of new go up in cost immediately on defense while struggling
taxes, the effects of which and others within a few to pay off the debts of the
Yom Kippur War which, he
will be higher prices, lower months.
The new sales tax does said would take a decade of
living standards and the
prospect of increased unem- not include basic food items, growth to pay for.
Rabinowitz stated that
, petroleum, electricity, wa-
ployment.
-
the
austerity economic mea-
ter,
public
transportation
The new tax package, au-
thorized by the Cabinet at a and industrial equipment. sures taken by the govern-
Israelis, who had ex- ment last fall were begin-
tense five-hour meeting and
formally presented to the pected a breathing spell ning to show positive
Knesset by Finance Minis- after the 43 percent devalua- results, mainly an increase
ter Yehoshua Rabinowitz, tion of the Israel pound last in the government's foreign
includes a new 7.5 percent October forced prices up by currency reserves.
Financial experts and
sales tax on top of the exist- 56 percent, were stunned by
ing ones and a 7.5 percent the new measures. The 7.5 economic theoreticians
payroll tax, payable by em- percent payroll tax brought tended to agree with the fi-
IS THE GUY
a furious reaction from His- nance minister, although
ployers.
they conceded that the new
The tax increases, com- tadrut and employers alike.
bined with a 20 percent hike
Peleg Tamir, director gen- measures will be a blow to
in the cost of postal services eral of the Israel Manufac- the average citizen who is
which include telephone and turers Association, de- still struggling to adjust to
last year's austerity mea-
telegraph, will help finance clared, "This is a very heavy
IS THE BUY
a record IL 56 billion (about burden on manufacturers sures.
You Get More Buick
$8.05 billion) budget for fis- who are in any case faced - The largest single portion
of Israel's new budget is
cal 1975. The new levies are with a serious liquidity cri-
For Less Money !
calculated to extract an ad- sis. The (payroll) tax will re- earmarked for defense—
IL 2 billion from the sult in higher prices for some IL 22 billion (about
AT MORRIS ditional
$3.5 billion). Israelis are
Israeli public, already bur- commodities, fewer buyers
used to this but the impact
dened by one of the highest and, consequently a de-
BUICK
of the new taxes only four
crease in employment."
tax rates in the world.
months after the devalua-
14500 W. 7 Mile
Yeruham Meshel, secre-
Economic experts esti-
AT LODGE X-WAY
tion of the pound created
mated that the new mea- tary-general of Histadrut,
stunned disbelief.
sures will lead to a general who just returned from a
342-7100
Smokers and buyers of
5-7 percent rise in prices. visit to Scandinavian
consumer durables will be
countries, said he was
the hardest hit following the
"surprised" by the gov-
new tax impositions, ac-
ernment's action.
cording to economic ana-
But other Histadrut lead-
lysts.
ers claimed they were
"misled by the government."
In the Knesset debate fol-
They noted that the govern-
lowing Finance Minister
ment and Histadrut had an
Yehoshua Rabinowitz's
agreement that there would
budget speech, opposition
be no new taxes until labor
spokesmen cast doubts on
One of Allied Van Lines Largest Haulers
contracts expire next July.
the government's income
estimates.
They said that
Rabinowitz
said
the
pub-
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despite
the
new taxes, in-
lic
had
to
realize
the
severity
Birmingham
Royal Oak
come would not meet ex-
of Israel's economic situa-
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penditure, forcing the Bank
tion and adjust itself to
LI 1-3313
of Israel to print more
lower living standards. He
money and thereby further
said "The past year was one
e•oc0-,r0-,4":t.x0x0-u-0-,e0,e0JKS-KON-ONOP(0-,K%
fueling the flames of Israel's
of the most difficult in our
45 percent-plus inflation. •
history" economically. He

NEW YORK — By almost
2 to 1, Americans in an opin-
ion poll conducted for Time
magazine oppose United
States arms sales to either
Israel or Arab states.
The survey of 1,046
adults, conducted by Yanke-
lovich, Skelly & White, Inc.,
showed that 63 per cent of
those polled were against
such sales, according to an
article in this week's issue
of Time.
On the single question of

American military support
for Israel, 41 per cent fa-
vored a cutback, 37 per cent
favored continued support
at present levels and 8 per
cent favored an increase.

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Kahane Gets 1-Year Term

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Barry Slotnick, Rabbi Meir
Kahane's lawyer, had until
Wednesday to file an appeal
on behalf of the former JDL
leader who was sentenced
last Friday by 'a federal
judge in Brooklyn to one
year in prison on charges of
violating the terms of a 1971
probation.
Judge Jack B. Weinstein,
who had sentenced Kahane
in July 1971 to five years
probation after he pleaded
guilty to a one-count indict-
ment of making a firebomb,
gave Slotnick the five-day
appeal arrangement.
At the 1971 probation
sentence Judge Weinstein
made it a special condition
of the sentence that Kahane
could have nothing to do
"directly or indirectly" with
guns, bombs, dynamite or
any other weapons.
Last Friday, the judge
said he was handing down
a one-year sentence be-
cause four years of the
original probation sen-
tence had expired. He said
Kahane had "willfully and
intentionally" violated the-
condition of his probation.
Kahane admitted the vio-
lation, saying, "I did what

the government says I did.
I violated probation."
Kahane also said that he
was being persecuted for his
political views, asserting
that "we know that if a de-
tente" with Russia "was
achieved," Soviet Jews were
doomed. "Our only leverage
was to prevent a detente."
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Thomas R. Pattison said
Rabbi Kahane had violated
the terms of his probation
twice while he was in Israel.
Pattison said the first viola- -
tion included a plan to
smuggle arms from Israel to
Europe for use for revenge
against Arab terrorists who
murdered 11 Israeli athletes
at the 1972 Munich Olym-
pics.
Pattison said the second
violation involved letters by
Rabbi Kahane in 1973 urg-
ing JDL members to bomb
the Iraqi Embassy in Wash-
ington and to kidnap or kill
some Soviet diplomats.

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