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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-11-14

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62 November 14, 1975


Morton Refusal to Submit Boycott Documents
May Result in Contempt of Congress Charge

House subcommittee voted
9-5 to recommend that Com-
merce Secretary Rogers
Morton be cited for con-
tempt of Congress for refus-
ing to supply subpoenaed
documents on the U.S.
firms honoring an Arab
boycott against Israel.
The matter now will be
heard by the full House
Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce.
Morton said he would not
deliver the papers because
such a move would be a
breach of confidence with
the companies involved and
would not be in the national

The subpena seeks all
reports of boycott requests
which have been filed with
the department under the
Export Administration
Act. Morton refused to
comply, saying Attorney
General Edward Levi and
others advised him he did
not have to respond.

Meanwhile, the Senate
Banking and Currency Sub-
committee on International
Finance has approved legis-
lation that would bring into
immediate public knowl-
edge attempts by Arab gov-
ernments to cause Ameri-
can firms to comply with
the Arab boycott.
The measure was sent by
the 10-member subcommit-
tee headed by Sen. Adlai
Stevenson (D-I11.) to its par-
ent committee for approval
and to forward it to the Sen-
ate for passage. The House
has not yet drafted similar
Under the legislation in-
troduced in the sub-commit-
tee by Stevenson and Sen.
Harrison Williams (D-NJ),
penalties that may be im-
posed on American compa-
nies that violate the anti-
_boycott regulations are in-
creased from $1,000 to

The new Senate legisla-
tion would require the
Commerce Department to
make the company reports
public and American firms
would have to indicate if
they intend to comply with
the Arab boycotting na-
tion's demands.

It also would make it ille-
gal for an American com-
pany to disclose to a boycot-
ting state any information
regarding the race, religion
or origin of an employe, di-
rector, shareholder or offi-
cer and, in addition, would
make it illegal for a com-
pany to provide such infor-
mation to any other Ameri-
can firm. Another section of
the proposed laws would
make it illegal for an Ameri-
can company to do business
with another American
firm pursuant to require-
ments of the boycotting
In New York, the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith revealed a $45-million-
a-year Arab "master plan"
for an "anti-Israel and anti-
Jewish propaganda and lob-
bying offensive" in the
United States. Basing the
statement on a -Comprehen-
sive, two-year ADL study,

the ADL said that $30 mil-
lion is coming from the
Arab states and an addi-
tional $15 million annually
is slated to come from the
Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries.
The study, which was doc-
umented at the news confer-
ence by a display of more
than 30 Arab and pro-Arab
governments and American
pro-Arab groups, was con-
ducted under the direction
of Arnold Forster, ADL's
associate director and gen-
eral counsel, and Lawrence
Peirez, chairman of the civil
rights committee.

According to the study,
the current Arab propa-
ganda drive is the culmi-
nation of a continuing es-
calation that began after
the Six-Day War in 1967.
Now fueled by the vast
sums coming from ,- the
"drastic increase in the
price of crude oil that has
quintupled the per-barrel
cost," the Arab strategy is
to overwhelm the public
with words, pictures, pol-
itical action and economic

The ADL reported that
the Arab propaganda "ap-
paratus" in the U.S. "has
three basic arms":
• The Arab League and
the individual Arab govern-
ments functioning through
their embassies;
• Large sections of the
Arab-American commu-
nity, which numbers about
1 million, and Arab organi-
zations; and
• Pro-Arab organiza-
tions, publications, propa-
gandists, including major
oil companies, "Arabist" ex-
diplomats, clergy and
church lay leaders, univer-
sity faculty and students,
the old and new extreme
left, segments of the far
right and the traditional
anti-Jewish hate fringe.
The ADL document also
indicates that Arab sup-
porters are striving to influ-
ence the content of curricula
and textbooks in American
schools, colleges and univ-
ersities in order to change
the Arab image to a more
favorable one.
The ADL study found
that since 1967, there have
been 33 new Arab and pro-
Arab publications circu-
lated in this country. Five
originated overseas and 28
here, 15 of the latter after
the Yom Kippur War and 13
The ADL study described
as a major Arab opinion-
molding project a series of
full-page ads placed in top
newspapers across the coun-
try by the Arab League, Ku-
wait and Saudi Arabia. The
series sought to justify the
oil embargo and convince
Americans that the oil
would flow plentifully if the
U.S. would alter its Mideast
policy by stopping its sup-
port of Israel.

An assortment of other
organizations, publica-
tions and anti-Zionists
that the ADL study calls
"auxiliaries," back up the
American pro-Arab estab-
lishment. Among those

named are Alfred Lilien-
thal, a pro-Arab propa-
gandist, Norman Dacey of
the American Palestine
Committee, Southbury,
Connecticut, Elmer Ber-
ger of American Jewish
Alternatives to Zionism,
Norton Mezvinsky, co-edi-
tor of SWASIA, a news
digest published by the
National Council of
Churches, and Moshe Me-
nuhim, author of a book-
let, "Jewish Critics of
Zionism," distributed by
the Arab League.

In related developments,
the American Jewish Corn-
mittee urged the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity
Commission to issue guide-
lines that would prohibit
employers from sponsoring
employe membership in dis-
criminatory private clubs.
The AJCommittee's re-
quest, contained in a formal
legal petition to the EEOC,
was made public here by
Howard L. Greenberger,
professor of law at New
York University and chair-
man, AJC National legal
committee. The petition was
prepared by Joseph Z. Flem-
ing, of Miami, of the AJC
National Legal Committee,
and Samuel Rabinove, Di-

Jacob Moss, 77

Jacob Moss, founder and
co-owner of Central Waste
Materials Co. and All-City
Scrap Co., died Nov. 10 at
age 77.
Born in Poland, Mr. Moss
lived 52 years in Detroit. He
was active in the scrap
metal business for more
than 40 years. He was a
member of Adat Shalom
Synagogue. He resided at
25132 Southwood Dr.,
He leaves his wife,
Brenda; four sons, Dr. Max
Moss of Pacific Palisades,
Calif., Dr. Leslie Moss, Dr.
Robert Moss and Dr. Gerald
Pearlman of Culver City,
Calif.; a daughter, Mrs.
Frank (Suellen) Trionfi; a
brother, Rabbi Nissan
Moses of New York; a sister,
Mrs. Dov (Miriam) Matesky
of Tel Aviv; and 10 grand-

Sarah Kanter, 76

Sarah Kanter, a member
of Jewish women's and com-
munal organizations, died
Nov. 10 at age 76.
Born in Russia, Mrs. Kan-
ter lived 64 years in Detroit.
She was a life member of
Kinneret Chapter of Pioneer
Women and a past presi-
dent, fund-raising chairman
and Israel Bond chairman of
that group. She was a board
member of the Sholem Alei-
chem Institute and a mem-
ber of Brandeis Chapter of
Bnai Brith. She resided at
16300 W. Nine Mile, South-
She leaves her husband,
Herman; a son, Paul; a
daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Leah)
Yura; a sister, Mrs. Ben
(Minnette) Sidlow; four
grandchildren and two

Sadat Denied
Radio Because
`He Was a Nazi'

rector of AJC's Legal Divi-
The petition pointed out
that "minority group per-
sons are being precluded
from obtaining executive
positions by virtue of their
inability to obtain entry
into discriminatory private
The AJC legal request
went on to explain that the
EEOC had consistently
ruled that hiring and pro-
motion policies could not be
based on discriminatory
grounds. It quoted from the
1968 Report of the National
Advisory Commission on
Civil Disorders, which con-
cluded that "all artificial
barriers to employment and
promotion opportunities
must be eliminated when
such barriers are based pri-
marily upon discriminatory

Jewish merchant who re-
fused to sell Sadat a radio
did so because Sadat was a
Nazi, Egyptian-born former
Knesset member Shlomo
Kohen-Sidon told The Jeru-
salem Post.
Kohen-Sidon was react-
ing to Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat's remarks to
the United States National
Press Club recently that he
was denied a radio because
he was an officer in the
army which fought Israel,
and "Egypt's economy was
in the hands of the Jews."
Kohen-Sidon, a lawyer,
said that up to the early
years of World War II Sadat
was a leader of the Egyptian
Nazi Party. Thus, when
Sadat tried to -buy a radio
from a Jewish merchant,
the latter refused because
he did not want to deal with
a man who cooperated with
the Nazis.

`Arabs Loan U.S.
Arms to Others'

Jewish Reporters
Excluded From Trip

Reports that Saudi Arabia
has "loaned" Syria some of
the combat planes sold to it
by the United States have
been raised by Israel with
the U.S. "through diplo-
matic channels," officials
here disclosed. Although no
formal complaint has been
submitted, the Israeli Em-
bassy in Washington ex-
pressed the government's
concern over the matter, the
officials said.
Israel has consistently
contended that the sale of
warplanes and other weap-
ons by the U.S. and other
Western powers to Arab
states such as Saudi Arabia
that were not direct partici-
pants in the Middle East
wars, can and do affect the
Arab-Israeli arms balance
because those weapons find
their way, to the "confron-
tation states" despite re-
strictive clauses in the sales

King Baudouin and Foreign
Minister Renaat Van Els-
lande left on an official visit
to Saudi Arabia last
Wednesday amid angry
protests by Belgian journal-
ists and the Jewish commu-
nity against the govern-
ment's cooperation with the
Saudian authorities in ex-
cluding reporters who are
Jews from the press party
accompanying the King.
The Belgian Press Asso-
ciation and the Journalists
Union made their protests
public last week. A similar
protest was registered by
the Coordinating Council of
Belgian Jewish Organiza-
King Baudouin and his
advisors are expected to dis-
cuss the Middle East situa-
tion with the Saudians dur-
ing their stay in Riyadh.
Israeli Foreign Minister
Yigal Allon is due to pay an
official visit to Belgium a
few days after the King's re-
turn from Saudi Arabia.

Sharon's Position
Interests Arabs

ing informal talks between
Israeli and Egyptian repre-
sentatives dealing with the
new interim agreement be-
tween their countries,
Egyptians officers ex-
pressed a great deal of inter-
est in the possibility that
General Ariel Sharon will
be named Chief of Staff of
the Israeli armed forces.

It is reported that Egyp-
tian General Mahgab put
the question to Israeli Gen-
eral Herzl Shafir, asking
whether there was any
truth to the report that
`Arik' Sharon will be named
Chief of Staff.

U.S. to Quit ILO

The U.S. has notified the In-
ternational Labor Organiza-
tion of its intention to with-
draw from it in two years,
the advance notice required
by the ILO's constitution.


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Nursing Homes
Show Deficits

Deficits at the three Jewish-
sponsored extended care in-
stitutions in Cleveland could
total $200,000 because of
inadequate compensation
payments by the State of
Ohio to nursing homes for
Medicaid patients.
According to Howard S.
Bram, president of the As-
sociation of Ohio Philan-
thropic Homes for the Ag-
ing, members of the
association had largely
ceased accepting applicants
seeking entry as Medicaid
Bram said Ohio had for
many years been a "poor
performer" in supporting
services for the ill and aged
in nursing homes and that
this year the level of state
aid has been decreased de-
spite spiraling costs which
have added 25 percent to the
expense of operating a qual-
ity nursing home.
He said the situation was
"a terrible crushing blow to
all people in the long-term
care field" and would result
in a lowering of standards
of care for residents of nurs-
ing homes.

Women's Peace
Tour Scheduled

contribution that women
might make to the search
for peace in the Middle East
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. will be the focus of a 17-day
(JTA) — "Thousands of women's study tour of
American Jews, groping for Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Leba-
identity, are quietly shifting non and Syria, to take place
gears away from spiritual Jan. 5-22.
assimilation and are return-
The "Women's Interreli-
ing to Jewish tradition," gious Study Tour of the
Rabbi Shaul Shenker, direc- Middle East" will be co-
tor of the Jewish Education sponsored by the Leader-
Program of Agudath Israel, ship Conference of Women
told the 3,000 delegates at ,Religious (Roman Catholic),
the Agudath Israel of Amer- United Presbyterian
ica's 53rd national conven- Women, and the American
Jewish Committee, in coop-
"While the problems of eration with the Division of
assimilation and inter-mar- Overseas Ministries of the
riage have by no means di- National
Council of
minished, we are now wit- Churches.
ness to a new trend in the
opposite direction" Rabbi
Zionist Union
Shenker said.
"Thousands of American Parley Slated
Jews are now sending their
children to day schools,
which in 30 years have There will be a plenary ses-
grown from only seven sion of the executive of the
schools outside the New World Union of General
York area to a total of 422 Zionists in Jerusalem in
throughout the land, and January 1976 as the World
thousands more are adopt- Zionist Actions Committee
meets in Israel.
ing kashrut."

`Jews Returning
to Tradition'

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