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December 19, 1975 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-12-19

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World Isolation

Israel Now
Stands Alone

How Arabs Benefit From
Israeli Rule;
The KKK and Related
Bigotries; Menacing Trends
in Middle East

Little Israel on Monday evening was the only nation to vote in
opposition to a United Nations General Assembly resolution endors-
ing the report of the International Womens Year conference in Mex-
ico City which equated Zionism with racism.
The offending.paragraphs were opposed in a preliminary vote by
24 countries, but after that section was adopted by an 83 to 24 mar-
gin, with 26 abstentions, only Israel voted against passage of the
entire report.

THE JEWISH NEWS

Commentary
Page 2

LXVIII, No. 15

Coupled with the erosion of the support for Israel within the
United States government, the Jewish state increasingly appears to
stand alone for principles of honesty and decency in international
relations.
_Complete stories on the deteriorating diplomatic relations be-
tween Israel and the United States, and the latest travesty in the
central diplomatic arena of the world, the United Nations, appear on
this page.

A Weekly Review

Editorial
Page 4

of Jewish Events

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The Season
of Good Will
and the Numerous
Challenges
to Human Dignity

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Erosion in U.S. - Israel Relations
Confirmed, Multiplying Tensions

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Rabin disclosed at Sunday's Cabinet meeting that he
had received. a message from President Ford calling
for consultations and a deepening of mutual trust be-
tween Israel and the U.S. The message reportedly
spoke of consultations "before actions" which was in-
terpreted here as a polite but firm request by the U.S.
that Israel consult with it before taking actions such
as the bombing of terrorist strongholds in Lebanon
Dec. 2.

• Arms Shipments Down
In Washington, Israeli Defense Minister Shimon

Peres said Tuesday that Israel is "not receiving 100
percent of" the military "aid promised" by,the U.S.
although the "better part" of the supplies are being
delivered. He made that remark at a press,conference
with military and diplomatic correspondents follow-
ing a three hour meeting with Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon.
Asked whether he thought the delay in some
arms deliveries was due to bureaucratic red tape or to
Rabin also reportedly informed the Cabinet that a U.S. policy decision, Peres replied, "I will mention
former Premier Golda Meir, currently on a fund-rais- the fact but not select the reasons."
ing tour of the U.S., would meet with President Ford.
The Israeli defense chief spoke at length of the
Arab superiority to his country in terms of military
Security Council Boycott
equipment and observed that U.S. arms supplies to
The U.S. Administration was also reportedly Israel is "in a very measured way just to protect itself
upset about Israel's announced intention to boycott (Israel) against the arms coming from Russia" to the
the Jan. 12 _Security Council debate to which the Pa- neighboring Arab countries.
lestine Liberation Organization has been invited.
U.S. Names Arabist to M.E. State Dept. Post
Sources said the U.S. was upset about not being
consulted before the decision was made, and is trying
The Jerusalem Post reported that former U.S.
to convince the Rabin government to attend the de- Consul-General in Jerusalem Arthur "Pete" Day, an
bate.
outspoken Arabist and known in Israel for his close

U.S. Surprised at Israel Concern

TEL AVIV (JTA) — U.S. Ambassador Malcolm Toon chided Israelis last week for
demonstrating too little confidence in the friendship and support of the United States.
Specifically, he warned Israelis who have criticized American actions at the United Na-
tions recently that they ran the risk of doing permanent damage to the special relation-
ship that exists between the U.S. and Israel.

The Ambassador was referring to the bitter reaction in Israel over the U.S. fail-
ure to veto a resolution in the Security Council last month that linked the Palestinian
issue to renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer
Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights.

The U.S. envoy, who was posted to the Moscow Embassy for four years, made his
remarks in Russian in an address to the members of three Bnai Brith lodges composed
of recent immigrants from the Soviet Union.
He said it pained him to note some questioning of American reliability as a friend
and partner of Israel._ It has been suggested that America violated its undertakings to-
ward Israel at the UN but none of these charges and allegations has any legitimate or
reasonable content, Toon said.

110
At

New Puzzle
Feature Begins
in Today's Paper

The Jewish News introduces a new fea-
ture, "Judaica Cross Word Puzzle," the first
which appears on Page 12 in this issue.

Prepared by Iry Bechner, "Judaica Cross
Word Puzzle" will deal with all aspects of
Jewish life and with Jewish historical exper-
iences.

• The Jewish News hopes to make the
"Judaica Cross Word Puzzle" a regular fea-
ture for its readers' enjoyment.

ties with West Bank and East Jerusalem Arab nota-
bles, has been appointed by Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for Near East Affairs, succeeding Harold Saun-
ders.
Day, who was most recently involved in North
African affairs at the State Department, will be re-
sponsible to Assistant Secretary Alfred Atherton and
Deputy Secretary Joseph Sisco. Saunders was re-
cently named head of the Department's Bureau of In-
telligence and Research, and attained the rank of As-
sistant Secretary.

Although Saunders has been moved to another
section of the Department, Kissinger and Sigco are
expected to continue calling upon him for advice on
Middle East policy.

France to Construct Egyptian Arms Plant

In Paris, Fi-ench President Valery Giscard d'Es-
taing said that France's decision to help the Arabs
build an arm s industry of their own should not be
considered an unfriendly gesture towards Israel.

'

(Continued on Page 6)

Atherton Visits Jerusalem Last

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Alfred Atherton has postponed his visit to Israel for a week. Atherton was,due in Jerusa-
lem on the first leg of a Middle East junket that includes visits to Syria, Jordan, Saudi
Arabia and Egypt.
His departure from London was delayed by fog and he subsequently revised his iti-
nery making Jerusalem his last instead of his first stop. The change was called purely
technical.

Israeli circles described Atherton's trip as a "pulse feeling" exercise in advance
of the UN Security Council's Middle East debate scheduled to open Jan. 12.

They said Washington wants an up-to-date reading of the mood in the various Mid-
east capitals before the debate begins and that Atherton was expected to urge the Arabs
— particularly Syria — to moderate their demands at the Council debate and to shift the
peace-making effort back to the Geneva Conference or some other forum at which the
parties will be represented.
Some Israelis speculated Atherton would press for a second Syria-Israel interim
peace agreement.

UN Endorses Women's Year Condemning Zionism

UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — The General Assembly voted 107-1 with 26 abstentions to adopt the blanket resolution of last
summer's International Womens Year Conference in Mexico City containing two paragraphs condemning Zionism along with racism,
colonialism and apartheid as movements to be eliminated. Israel was the only country to cast a vote against the overall resolution.
In a separate vote taken on the anti-Zionist clauses, Israel and 23 other countries cast negative ballots, 26 abstained and 83 voted in
favor. Eleven countries were absent.

The Mexican delegation voted in favor of both the blanket resolution and the operative paragraphs against Zionism. Its
votes surprised observers in view of Mexican President Luis Echeverria's remarks to American and Canadian Jewish leaders in
Mexico City last Friday that his country's foreign minister, Emilio Rabasa "is now at the United Nations to ensure that future
votes by Mexico cannot be misunderstood as equating Zionism with racism or opposing the national aspirations of the Jewish
people."

In a statement before the voting, the head of the. Mexican delegation, Aida Gonzalez Martinez, observed that the International
Womens Conference had to take into account certain principles which were controversial to certain countries, among them the refer-
ences to Zionism. She said her delegation supports the Mexico City declaration as a whole as being of considerable value and noted
that because the term Zionism had not been clearly defined, the Mexican delegation to the international conference had abstained on
the paragraphs relating to Zionism.
(Continued on Page 20)

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