Austrian Jewry Imperiled
The Nahum Sokolow Saga
by Oscar Straus,
The Shock of
The Covenant of
Moses and U.S.
Commentary, Page 2
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July 25, 1975
Sadat Belligerence Resented,
Direct Negotiations Demanded
Israel Pursues Firmness
Shimon Peres, Israel de-
fense minister, in expressing
concern over the pending sale
of an American air defense
system to Jordan: "Jordan is
prepared for at least a
joint war effort with Syria
Yigal Allon, Israel foreign
minister speaking to the
Knesset: "The concessions we
are willing to make as our
contribution in the peace ef-
forts we shall make without
threats, without pressures
and maneuvers to create
them. Whatever we can not
give up we shall not give up
. . .
Congress Forcing Change
on Weapons Sale to Jordan
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Ford Administration informed the
7,4,*,?nate Tuesday that it would offer a compromise late this week to save
least part of the proposed $350 million sale of air defense systems to
JOrdan. The Administration compromise was understood to ask for
three to six Hawk anti-aircraft missile batteries instead of the original
14, approximately 50 Vulcan guns, and "some" Redeye shoulder-fired
Two Administration officials disputed the contentions of Congres-
sional opponents of the sale.
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and Southeast Asian
Affairs Alfred L. Atherton, Jr., and Maj. Gen. Howard M. Fish, USAF,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for security assistance at the Defense De-
partment, claimed that the projected sales to Jordan were "modest com-
pared with the defense systems of other countries in the area" and
"would not alter the balance of power in the Middle East."
More than 45 members of Congress were co-sponsoring a concur-
rent resolution introduced by Rep. Benjamin Rosenthal (D-NY) object-
ing to the sale and calling for hearings. A similar resolution was intro-
duced in the Senate by Sen. Clifford Case (R-NJ).
Michigan Congressmen James G. O'Hara and William Brod-
head joined in the resolution to block the sale to Jordan. Rep. Mor-
ris K. Udall (D-Ariz.) called the proposed sale "a definite threat to
the balance of power in the Middle East."
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Yitzhak Rabin said Wednesday he was "more than disap-
pointed" with President Sadat's anti-Israel rhetoric in the Egyptian leader's major policy speech
of Tuesday. Rabin ,said if there was to be an interim agreement a change of attitude, of policies
and of rhetoric would have to take place in the relations between the two countries.
The Premier said there must be face-to-face talks between teams from the two sides before
the negotiations are finally concluded and the signing held. Informed sources said the timetable
envisaged by Israel projected a face-to-face session — similar to those held before the disengage-
ment signings — some time in September, assuming a Kissinger shuttle is held in August.
Rabin did not refer to Egypt's agreement to renew the UNEF mandate, an omission in
keeping with Israel's policy of reacting coolly to Egypt's obvious pressure tactic in connection
with the mandate renewal. The Premier spoke at the convention of American Mizrachi Women,
at the Jerusalem Theatre. Among the guests was U.S. Ambassador Malcolm Toon.
Rabin said Sadat's speech has shown the Egyptian leader did not understand the deep
roots of the Jewish state. He did "not realize" the real meaning of Judaism or Zionism — as
was so clearly shown by his reference to Israel as an imperialist creation. This was "not a
good sign for the president or for the future," Rabin said somberly.
He had been "more than disappointed" to hear Sadat speak of Israel as "a dagger" in the
Arab midst. Without a change in this type of attitude and rhetoric it was "more than doubtful"
whether an interim agreement would be achieved.
The essence of the projected agreement was the parties' undertaking to renounce force in the
solution of their conflict and to undertake that negotiations were the sole method that they
This hardly accorded with the Egyptian leader's sentiments, Rabin stressed. However,
Israel would "continue to try our best" to negotiate the agreement, and he hoped the nego-
tiations would yet produce the desired change of attitude in the Egyptian approach. "It
must be perfectly clear," he declared, "that the interim agreement is a meaningful step
towards peace. If it were not, then there would be no point for Israel in concluding it."
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OTTAWA (JTA) — Canadian
Jewish Organizations and Israeli
spokesmen hailed the announce-
ment in the House of Commons
Monday by Allan MacEachen,
Canada's secretary of state for
external affairs, that he had ad-
vised the United Nations "that
Canada does not wish to proceed
with the fifth United Nations
Congress for the Prevention of
Crime" scheduled for Toronto
Sept. 1-12. The UN had invited
the Palestine Liberation Organi-
zation to the meetings.
MacEachen told the house
that he had sought Secretary
General Kurt Waldheim's
"cooperation" and that Wal-
dheim "has undertaken to
study the situation in order to
clarify his position." Mac-
Eachen added that the Cana-
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Local Agencies Allocated
Record Sum of $3,442,398
The governors of the Jewish Welfare Federation have approved
1975-76 allocations to local agencies totalling $3,442,398. The money,
voted in a June board meeting chaired by Federation Pi-esident Mandell
L. Berman, will be used for Detroit-area programs in education, com-
munity relations, and the health and welfare fields.
The sum is about $350,000 more than allocated last year as supple-
mental funding for local operations, but is only part of the agencies'
funding, said Berman. Other monies come from memberships, tuition
fees, charges for services and programs, and financial support fur-
nished to five Federation agencies through United Community Services-
Torch Drive allocations.
The Federation allocation is part of the proceeds of the 1975 Allied
Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund, which so far has raised a
total of $17,546,000.
Allocations made to agencies superviseny the Health and Welfare
Division totalled $1,920,447 and make up the major share of money des-
ignated for local use.
Leading the list was the Jewish Community Center's grant of
$700,916. The Jewish Family and Children's Service will receive
$389,908 and the Resettlement Service was granted $316,415.
The Jewish Home for Aged will receive $199,641; the Jewish Voca-
tional Service and Community Workshop, $158,377; and the Fresh Air
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