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March 14, 1975 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-03-14

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Zuckerman Assumes Fund-Raising Chairmanship;
Named to Ben-Gurion University Governors - Board

Paul Zuckerman; who retired last December from the chairmanship of the United Jewish
Appeal, has just assumed the role of world chairman of the World Fund-Raising Committee of the
Jewish Agency and has already covered vast areas to expand the philanthropic efforts in support of
Israel.
Simultaneous with his new role, it has just been announced by Yosef - Tekoah, former Israel
Ambassador to the United Nations and now president of the Ben-Gurion University in the Negev,
that Zuckerman has been named a member of the board of governors of that university.
Zuckerman, under whose UJA general chairmanship philanthropic commitments doubled
during the three years of his leadership, was in a pivotal role for the settlement of tens of thou-
sands of Russian Jews in Israel with the aid of the UJA and, as the accompanying photo depicts, he
gained the affections of the newcomers as well as the esteem of Israeli leadership for dedicated
services to the major fund7 raising efforts in Israel's behalf.

The large-scale Russian Jewish migration to Israel developed during Zuckerman's UJA
chairmanship. He took a deep interest in the new settlers and he gained the affection of many
of them for his devotion to a serious task that taxed Jewish energies during critical years of
providing homes for some 100,000 from the USSR.

Iri his new capacity, Zuckerman, in the past three weeks, visited Jewish communities in Eu-

Zuckerman wipes tear from USSR immigrant child

Beasts Who
Perpetuate
Medievalism

Jews ARE News
Symbolic of
Jewish Status

Cornmentary
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VOL. LXVII-, No. 1

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New Honor
to Israel's
President

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March 14, 1975

Sadat-Assad Vacillation Forces
Middle East Into New Instability

Question of Capital Punishment
Raised After Tel Aviv Terror

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Police Minister Shlomo Hillel says the
question of capital punishment for terrorists may have to be reconsid-
ered. Appearing before the Knesset's interior committee, he disputed
the claim of its chairman, Likud leader Yosef Tamor, that the execution
of terrorists would make martyrs out of them.
"Those terrorists who are killed in action are considered martyrs
anyway," he said, and "capital punishment, therefore, may prove to be
a deterrent." He said the murder of hostages, as in last week's Savoy
Hotel tragedy, justified reconsideration.

Capital punishment is barred by Israeli law though it may be
imposed in extreme cases by a panel of civilian jurists. As terrorists
are normally tried by military tribunals, the maximum penalty is
life imprisonment.

Hillel told the Knesset committee that the government has ap-
pointed a special ministerial team, aided by experts, to map out contin-

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egypt determinedly upbeat, Israel slightly downbeat and stressing
the deep and wide gap that exists — that was the situation as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
flew from Israel to Egypt to begin the second round of his shuttle diplomacy to seek a lasting
Middle East peace.
In Egypt, officials were telling newsmen that Sadat still solidly refused to entertain Israel's
demand for a pact of "non-belligerency" until Arab lands were vacated. That could only be
contemplated as part of an overall settlement, they said. Nevertheless, they spoke of "elements"
which Egypt was prepared to offer as part of a second-stage accord which they believed would
prove its sincere intention not to launch a new war "so long as efforts to secure a final peace
continue."
Among these elements were free tourist traffic by foreign nationals from Israel to Egypt
and vice-versa. Egypt, the officials there said, would also agree to admit Israeli cargoes though
not Israeli ships — through the reopened Suez Canal and would go about rebuilding the canal
zone on both sides of the waterway — another indication of peace intentions.
The offers were seen in Jerusalem as an attempt to sell the same bill of goods twice over.
Israeli officials contended that it had been implicitly agreed in the disengagement accord of
- January last year.
Tire- tourism offer was new, however, and obviously calculated to impress the 'Israelis, the
Secretary and world public opinion. Israel, though, was in no mpod midweek to be satisified
merely by the tourism component when it hoped for a broader and politically significant accord.

s

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Orthodox Split"
on Synagogue
Council Unity

NEW YORK (JTA) — The
board of directors of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America
voted 68-56 to end its one-
year suspension from the
Synagogue Council of
America.
Harold
M.
Jacobs,
UOJCA president, said the
move was taken at this time
"to help unify Jewish people
in this hour of grave crisis
for Israel, Soviet Jewry and
the world Jewish commu-
nity."
At the same time, the
board was unanimous in

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Katzir Cited for Science, Statesmanship

PLO-Arafat backers invaded Rackham Auditorium in an attempt to disrupt the convocation. Report on Page 12.

ANN ARBOR — Presentation of an honorary doctorate to President•Ephraim Katzir of Israel, at a special convocation,
Wednesday, signified an unusual emphasis on international friend§hips. The many academicians who participated in the
ceremony for the head of a state receiving the honor, the community leaders who represented national Jewish movements,
the assembly of teachers, students and community residents who cheered the guest and the university that selected him for
the honor — all attested to an established American-Israel tradition of deep-rooted friendship.
This sentiment was evident in the citation presented to Dr. Katzir by Dr. Robben W. Fleming of the University of

Michigan who, after reading the official declaration, said: "I now confer upon you, Ephraim Katzir (Katchalski),
President of the state of Israel, the degree Doctor of Laws, and admit you to all its rights, and honors and privileges."
It was emphasized in the address of response and acceptance by Israel's President Katzir.

The Citation read by President Fleming follows:

"Many colleagues had mixed feelings upon your election as fourth. President of the State of Israel.. They feared your
inaugu•atUm would mean the loss of one of the 'world's foremost biophysicists from the ranks of .science. Your political
leadership has brought a far happier conclusion: the world has not lost a scientist; but rather has gained a statesman
uniquely capable of applying the scientific method to the wider domain of human welfare.
• "Born in Russia, reared in Israel, and teacher on many continents, you have become a true citizen of the world. Your
advancement of protein chemistry research provides one of our hopes for alleviating the world's food crisis. You have
encouraged engineers and scientists to trade the isolation, of their laboratories for the noisy matrix of decision, - to work with
- political leaders, industrialists and managers in solving the practical probleins of a nation. As head of state, you are the
symbol of that state, a source of reason and direction for a nation in its formative years.
"The University of Michigan salutes your ability to infuse intellect into politics, to weld science and social responsibility.
Delighted to find in a single mat the diverse qualities of scientist, teacher, humanist and statesman, the University -confers
upon you the degree Doctor of Laws."

House Would
Delay Israel,
Arms Support

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
A special subcommittee on
the Middle East of the
House of Representatives
has recommended to Con-
gress that mainly for eco-
nomic reasons it scrutinize
"any Israeli request" for
arms and suggested delay in
providing "some items."
The group also expressed
its belief that "at some time
in the near future the Egyp-
tians may ask to buy mili-
tary equipment from the
United States to test Ameri-
can evenhandedness in
dealing with both sides in
the Middle.East dispute."

These were among ob-
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