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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-11-14

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Outraged Community Acts to Uphold Hands of Zion's
Builders and Defenders; Set New Generosity Record

Dayan Inspires Initial
AJCampaign Meeting;
• $5,616,000 Starts Drive

Outraged by the revival of Hitlerism at the United Nations
ir and the transformation of the world organization into a nest for
anti-Semitism by the anti-Zionist resolution adopted by the Gen-
eral Assembly Monday night, 91 participants in the initial meet-
ing of the 1976 Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund
pledged $5,616,000 to unhold the hands of the builders and de-
fenders of Israel.
An address by General Moshe Dayan, Israel's former minis-
ter of defense, to the gathered group of community leaders and
workers, Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Honigman, the inaugurators of the coming year's philanthropic
effort registered their protest against the inhumanities enacted
at the UN with marked increases in previous giving to the major
fund-raising cause in the Metropolitan Detroit Jewish commu-

Campaign leaders who were among those who welcomed
General Moshe Dayan on his visit to Detroit were, from left,
Mandell L. Berman, Paul Zuckerman, Merle Harris, Gen.
Dayan, Max Fisher, Dr. Leon Fill and Daniel Honigman.

Unemotional about the outrage at the UN and the anti-
Zionist resolution, Dayan gave a definition and explanation of
Zionism. He said it is a private, a Jewish matter, "it is the
heart of the Jewish people," a demand by the Jewish people
for the same right to a homeland that is possessed by all other

Expressing opposition to the ''step-by-step" approach to the
Middle East situation by Secretary of State Kissinger, Dayan as-
serted that Kissinger should have demanded of Egypt and the
other Arab states to end the state of war. He deplored American
pressures on Israel and charged that Egypt, having accumulated
vast military supplies from Russia, is playing both ends against
Israel, by failing to end the state of war and at the same time
getting assurances of military supplies from the United States,
something that is additionally menacing to Israel.
On the question of the Palestinians, Dayan asserted that
they have their state in Jordan, that half the Jordanian cabinet is
composed of Palestinians and the solution lies in a Jordanian ar-
rangement for the citizenship of refugees in Jordan. He did not
accede to the view that the PLO has a strong following and he
pointed out that the so-called Palestinians were asked to give up
Jordanian citizenship, which they still enjoy under Israel's ad-
ministration in the West Bank, and the PLO appeal was rejected.
He emphasized in comments on the Kissinger role in negotia-
tions that the U.S. should have demanded an end to a state of war
not only from Egypt but also Syria, with accompanying demands
for Russian cooperation in such a peace effort.

Commenting on the other UN resolutions which were
adopted Monday, Dayan said "there is no room for another
;tate in the area, the West Bank is a narrow strip, no Arab
leader ever thought of such an idea in view of Jordan's accept-
ance and integration of the Palestinians."

He rejected any thought of Israel leaving the UN. "We have
to fight for our rights and our position within the UN," he
General Dayan spoke on Zionist aspects of the crisis created by
the anti-Israel blocs in the UN, the relationships between the

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To Your Ramparts,

Israel: No Sanctions

to the Barbarians

E 74

A Weekly Review


of Jewish Events

17515 W. 9 Mile Rd., Southfield, Mich. 48075

November 14, 1975

Detroit's Protest Linked
With Civilized Rejection
Of UN-Revived Hitlerism

Civilized mankind, outvoted by a majority of hate-fostering Third World, Arab and Communist
countries who ruled Monday night to restore Nazism at the United Nations and to turn the Wtrld
organization into a festering jungle of anti-Semitism, mobilized forces to reject the barbarism that put
a pall on human values at the UN General Assembly.
Detroit joined in the protest against the inhumanities of the hate-mongering majority, and a
strong resolution unanimously adopted by the Detroit City Council condemned the new UN role. That
resolution was read for public dissemination at a press conference Tuesday morning, held at the
Detroit Press Club and organized by the Detroit Zionist Federation, at which a cross-section of De-
troit's citizens, Catholics, Protestants and Jews, blacks and whites, expressed horror at the insanities
emanating from the UN.
At that time, a mass rally was being conducted at 40th St. and Seventh Ave,in New York,
with an attendance of some 100,000, at which spokesmen for the representative bodies of Ameri-
cans expressed their outrage at the occurrence in which, by a vote of 72 to 35, Zionism was
equated with racism. The glories of the Zionist cause, its universal libertarian ideals, were out-
lined by speakers at all rallies in defense of Israel which became the chief target at the UN and
whose destruction was the true aim of the latest adopted UN resolutions.
Shocking positions taken by several governments, including Mexico and Brazil, stimulated a cam-
paign for the cancellation of tours to countries discriminating against Jews and Israel in the vote.
Many have cancelled trips to Mexico which had been arranged for the coming weeks.
Both houses of Congress unanimously adopted resolutions Tuesday condemning the UN action,
and the Senate voted to reassess U.S. relations with the UN. Senators, including Hugh Scott and Mike
Mansfield, and Congressmen spoke angrily about the UN abomination. President Ford and Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger joined in assailing the disreputable act.
The UN also adopted resolutions calling for Palestine Liberation Organization participation
in Middle East peace conferences, and asked a special committee to work on implementing Pales-
tinian "inalienable rights."
Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin and World Zionist Organization acting chief Leon Dulzin Wednes-
day announced the convening of an emergency meeting of Jewish leaders in Jerusalem at the end of
November. The heads of Jewish organizations around the world and the leaders of the major Diaspora
communities will be invited to attend, to plan ways of combatting the anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist
In Detroit, The Detroit Zionist Federation's press conference was attended by City Council Presi-
dent Carl Levin and Councilman Nicholas Hood, Mrs. Meta Reisman representing UNICEF, Horace
Sheffield of the UAW and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Charles Benham of the Detroit Round
Table of Christians and Jews, Lewis Grossman of the Jewish Community Council, Rabbi Irwin Groner
of Cong. Shaarey Zedek, Prof. Harold Norris of the American Jewish Congress, Mrs. Ruth Miller of
Pioneer Women, Mrs. Betty Bienstock of Hadassah, Louis Panush of the Zionist Organization_ of
Detroit, and Henry Faigin, Thelma Goode and Gordon Silverman representing Labor Zionism.
Rev. Hood read the unanimous resolution of the City Council addressed to UN Secretary General
Kurt Waldheim:
"We, the undersigned members of the Detroit City Council, abhor the adoption of a United
Nations resolution declaring that Zionism is a form of racism and discrimination.
"For centuries, the much battered Jewish people sought a home. Under the aegis of the
newly-born United Nations, they acheived one.
"For the United Nations to now condemn that home, Israel, as the product of racism or
discrimination is to substitute demagoguery for the originally stated ideals of the United Na-
tions, which ideals had meant so much to all people everywhere."
G. Vernon Leopold, president of the Detroit Zionist Federation, read a lengthy statement
condmning "the obscene" UN resolutions. Rev. Hood said the resolution equating Zionism with racism
diverted the main thrust of the anti-racist resolution. "As a black man, I feel that this action is against
all black people in the U.S. who fought against racism," he said.

(See related stories, Pages 10, 22)

Adolf Hitler's ghost arose on Monday in the General Assembly
of the United Nations and the voices of 72 barbaric nations recom-
mended a new genocide for the people and state of Israel and for
their Jewish kinsmen throughout the world whose great ideal in the
era of redemption has been the glory of Zionist libertarianism. It
was another passing phase in the history of a people long martyred
but irrevocably self-liberated with a warning to the those who are
fanning the fires of crematoria that it is the Jewish-Zionist who vows
that Nazi crime shall never recur.

With a "Never Again" warning to the barbarians who have taken
charge of the United Nations, the Jewish voice in a wilderness that is
beginning to gather new strength in humanitarian ranks, the Jewish
people now rallies to the ramparts, to the defense lines for Israel, to

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an unfurling of a new banner for Zion and Zionism.
There were 72 voices for bigotry and for a new genocide. The 35
humanitarian rejections of genocide give emphasis to the Jewish
role, to the solidarity of the People Israel in behalf of Eretz Israel,
affirming: Unlimited genrosity to the causes that strive to protect
life and give strength to the Maccabean valor of Israel, unity with
the builders of Zion, indentification with the Zionist movement, defi-
ance of threats to Jewish existence. The will to live reminds the in-
saned majority in the world organization that Am Yisrael Hai — the
People Israel lives indestructibly. Out of the jungle into which the
United Nations has been dragged must, in the spirit of the unfurling
of the Jewish banner for life, emerge a new spirit for mankind. Re-
deemed Zion signalizes hope for a redeemed mankind freed from the
yokes of new barbarism.

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