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December 12, 1975 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-12-12

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On Territories

The UN Vote:
Its Honorable
and Villainous

Gratitude to
for Timely
for Israel

UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — The following nations voted
against or abstained on the General Assembly resolution condemn-
ing Israel's occupation of Arab territories and calling for sanctions:
Against (17): Barbados, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Costa Rica,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, West Germany, Haiti, Iceland, Is-
rael, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway and the
United States.
Abstaining (27): Argintina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia,
Central African Republic, Chile, Columbia, El Salvador, Fiji, Fin-
land, France, Gabon, Grenada. Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malawi,

Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Swaziland, Sweden, Togo,
Uraguay and Venezuela.

Absent or not participating (16): Albania, Bahamas, Botswana,
Cape Verde, China, Democratic Yemen, Guatamala, Honduras, Iraq,
Libya, Maldives, Papua-New Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, South
Africa, Surinam and Zaire.

The 84 nations voting for the resolution included: Brazil, Cuba,
Ecuador, Greece, Jamaica, Pakistan, Peru, Phillippines, Portugal,
Romania, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey and Yugoslavia.


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VOL. LXVIII, No. 14 (°'-=E.,

A Weekly Review


of Jewish Events

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Is Israel
to Be Judged
by Murderers?

Page 4

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December 12, 1975

Terrorists' Gains Expand Israeli
Crises and Force Retreat in UN

Morton Gives Boycott
Materials to Congress

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Secretary of Commerce Rogers Mor-
ton, bowing to the demands of Congress after months of resistance,
moved Tuesday to send copies of documents relating to American
companies involved with the Arab boycott to the House subcommit-
tee . on oversight and investigations.
The subcommittee, headed by Rep. John Moss (D-Cal.) had sub-
poenaed the documents last July 28 and threatened to cite Morton
for contempt of Congress when he refused to deliver the documents.
He argued that the law required him to respect their confidentiality.
Morton agreed to comply with a formula under which he would
submit the documents in accord with rules of Congress on confiden-
tiality. The full Commerce committee agreed 12-0 to that formula.
The subcommittee is investigating charges of complicity by
American firms with Arab boycott demands that they do not do
business with Israel and also help the boycott by providing informa-
tion on other American firms that do trade with Israel or have Jew-
ish ownership or management.
Will Rhatican, assistant to Morton, estimated the reports filed
by companies in more than five years totaled between 12,000 and
15,000, each containing three or four pages.
Morton said he was "truly gratified" that Moss and he had been
able to agree on a course of action which will remove the threat of a
contempt citation "for upholding the law," while "honoring confiden-
tiality of business and proprietory information entrusted to me as
Secretary of Commerce." Moss had written Morton that the doc-
uments would be "received in executive session and the Committee's
handling will be fully responsible and will be in consonance with
their asserted confidentiality."

But an aide to Moss said that Moss had never agreed to any
cover-up of wrongdoing and if that was the case here, he would
(Continued on Page 8)

Israel Recalls
f-om Sweden

Minister Yigal Allon has recalled
Israel's Ambassador to Sweden, Av-
ner Idan, "for urgent consulta-
tions," following Sweden's vote in
the Security Council last week to
invite the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization to participate in the
Council's deliberations over Israel's
air raids on terrorist bases in Leba-

Sweden was the only Western
European country to vote to invite
the PLO. It provided the crucial
ninth vote needed for approvel.

(See Commentary, Page 2)

Gains by the PLO in all United Nations functions in spite of the lone U.S. opposition votes,
apparent compulsion for Israel to share the international forum with acknowledged terrorists
and the overwhelming anti-Israel votes on the several Arab-Communist inspired resolutions
have created new and very serious crises for the Jewish state. Israel's initial declaration, in a
statement by Ambassador Chaim Herzog, that the PLO's presence at the Security Council will
compel a boycott of the sessions by Israel, apparently will be undermined as a result of either
pressures or appeals from Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and perhaps also from Presi-
dent Ford, urging Israel to reconsider the earlier decision and to participate in the UN
Appeals to world Jewry to consolidate forces and to show solidarity in Israel's behalf were
sounded at an international meeting of 170 Jewish leaders held under the chairmanship of Max
M. Fisher in Jerusalem last weekend. (See story on Page 12).
Israel's difficulties multiplied last week when Arab students and school children number-
ing more than 1,000 demonstrated against the establishment of Israeli settlements on the West
Bank and in opposition to Israel's administration of occupied areas. The demonstrations
mainly were in Nablus (ancient Hebrew Sh'chem). Stone throwing at Israeli troops and other
violent acts were suppressed after a two-hour scuffle.
Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin hinted Tuesday that Israel may not boycott Security Council'
sessions indefinitely despite the Council's invitation to the Palestine Liberation Organization to
participate in them. Replying to questions on an army radio program, Rabin observed that the
cabinet decision to boycott the Security Council's deliberations on the Middle East because of the
PLO presence applied only to the meet-
ing scheduled for Jan. 12. Asked
whether that meant Israel would
change its mind with respect to subse-
quent council sessions, Rabin replied
that the cabinet has not yet reached a
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Yitzhak Rabin warned
He appeared to express under-
Tuesday that he might resign if the Labor Party fails to
though not approval, of the
support him on the compromise reached with the Gush
U.S. failure to veto the Soviet Syrian
Emunim settlers near Sebastia. He sounded this warning
motion in the Security Council Nov. 30
during a stormy meeting of the Knesset's Labor alignment
which linked the Palestinian issue to the
faction during which Foreign Minister Yigal Allon attacked
extension of the mandate of the United
Defense Minister Shimon Peres for having failed to order
Nations Observer Force (UNDOF) on
the army to stop the settlers from entering Samaria. There

Rabin Threatens to Quit
After Samaria Criticism

(Continued on Page 20)

(Continued on Page 53)

House Panel
Approves Aid
to Israel, M.E.

Israel Allocated $11,791,638
from Allied Campaign Funds

The board of governors of the Jewish Welfare Federation voted 1975-76 allocations totalling $5,-
150,610 to a group of 22 non-local Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund beneficiaries at its
December meeting.
The allocations were voted in accordance with recommendations from Federation's newly re-
structured Budget and Planning Divisions.

Topping the list of approved allocations was $4,559,000 voted to the United Jewish Appeal
from regular Campaign funds. This is in addition to the $7,232,638 granted UJA from the Israel
Emergency Fund according to Federation's formula for disbursements of its 1975 Campaign

Other overseas and Israel agencies granted money were HIAS Service, $67,000; Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency, $26,000; and the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, $23,000.
The allocations were recommended to the Federation governors by the National Agencies Divi-
sion chaired by Avern Cohn.
Also receiving allocations were the American Jewish Committee and Bnai Brith Anti-Defama-
tion League, $65,000 each; American Jewish Congress, $44,000; National Jewish Welfare Board,

(Continued on Page 12)


House International Relations
Committee, Tuesday, approved
$755 million in economic supporting
assistance for Israel, $15 million
more than the Administration's
recommended amount.

The committeee also approved
the Administration's $1.5 billion in
military assistance credits for Is-
rael, of which half is to be forgiven.
The committee approved the Ad-
ministration's request for $750 mil-
lion in economic assistance for
Egypt, $90 million for Syria and
$77.5 million for Jordan.

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