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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-02-27

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Phono-Gift Drive
Spurs Campaign

The President's
Religious Fervor
and Principle of
Separation

The USSR Whip
Over the Panicked
and PLO Barbarians

paign-Israel Emergency Fund include a Pacesetters Eve-
ning for the Food Division and Pharmaceutical Section
leadership Wednesday evening, and the Metropolitan Divi-
sion "Kick-off" at the new Jewish Community Center
March 7.
Both the Pacesetters Evening and Phonogift rally will
be addressed by Paula Borenstein, Paris representative of
the Joint Distribution Committee. Details on Page 12.

THE JEWISH NEWS

A Weekly Review

Commentary
Page 2

VOL. LXVIII, No. 25

Major on the calendar of communal obligations is the
annual Phono-Gift telephone solicitation of the Women's
Division of the Allied Jewish Campaign — Israel Emer-
gency Fund.
The week-long effort of the Women's Division begins
March 7, and will be preceded by a Thursday morning rally
at United Hebrew Schools.
Other major activities of Detroit's Allied Jewish Cam-

of Jewish Events

17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833

$10.00 Per Year ; This Issue 30c

Fair Play
on American
Agenda for Israel

Aim of Total
Communal Enrollment
for Allied
Jewish Campaign

Editorials
Page 4

February 27, 1976

House Appropriations Slash Hits
Israel; Aid Reductions Menacing

Center, Fresh Air
Honored by JWB

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Government Operations has decided
against special funding for the transitional quarter in the Foreign Military Assistance Appropriation Bill and this
action is expected to be adopted by the full House committee at its meeting Monday.
Unless the Ford Administration submits a budget proposal for the three months this summer between fiscal year
1976 which ends June 30 and fiscal year 1977 that begins Oct. 1, the likelihood is the measure to be given to the House
for debate will not include close to $1 billion for the transitional quarter, affecting some 50 countries. More than half of
NEW YORK — The Jewish Community
Center of Metropolitan Detroit will be cited for
this sum — about $556 million — was ticketed for Israel in authorization measures approved by other Congressional
50 years of service at the 1976 biennial conven-
committees.
tion of the Jewish Welfare Board which will be
The White House did not earmark any funds for the transitional quarter in budgeting for the current fiscal
held at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans
year. The House appropriations subcommittee majority accordingly decided not to take that responsibility, a
March 24-28.
Congressional source said.
The Fresh Air Society of Detroit will also
be honored on the occasion of its 75th anni-
The full House is expected to follow the lead of its appropriations committees. However, the source said, should
versary at the JWB convention.
the Senate vote additional funds for the transitional quarter or should the White House submit a supplemental
The JWB said the Jewish Community Cen-
budgetary request, then the subcommittee will give that additional appropriation sympathetic consideration in the
ter of Detroit has become a force for unity in
Senate-House conference to iron out the differences.
the Jewish community, serving not only those
At present, the Senate has voted an authorization bill that provides $2.24 billion for Israel, plus 25 percent more
who belong to it but also others who want to
for the transitional quarter. Other authorizations include $750 million for Egypt, $50 million for Syria and $2.2 million
participate in its activities and take advantage
for Jordan. In each case, an extra 25 percent is to be added, as in Israel's allocation.
of its facilities. The Center performs many ma-
The House International Relations Committee also had voted an authorization measure with slightly larger sums
jor functions on behalf of the entire Jewish
community, with the support of the Jewish
for the individual countries and including a 25 percent increase for the transitional quarter. However, the language
Welfare Federation. JWB estimates that its af-
for the quarter differs from the Senate version and should the House not alter it in its debate, that measure will
filiates, including Jewish centers and camps,
require Senate-House conference discussion.
serve more than one million American Jews.
The House committee's authorization bill goes before the House Rules Committee Tuesday and considera-
tion by the House as a whole is probable next
week. Meanwhile, the Senate appropriations
subcommittee dealing with the aid bill is
Thirty-Second Annual
marking time, the source said, on its legisla-
tion pending action in the House where money
bills traditionally are generated.
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — William Scranton,
While the Administration appeared to have
who was named Wednesday as U.S. Ambassador to
given its blessing for a transitional quarter
the United Nations to succeed Daniel Moynihan, said
funding when the House International Relations
that he agreed completely with Moynihan's sharp
Committee adopted the measure at the instance
criticism of the UN General Assembly for its Nov. 10 of Rep. William Broomfield (R-Mich), the com-
vote approving a resolu-
mittee's ranking Republican, it now appears
tion which equated
that the White House did not signify the same
Zionism with racism.
approval for appropriations.
Speaking last
The Senate's version of the Foreign Military
Thursday at a chapter
Assistance Bill includes provisions for tightened
meeting of the Ameri-
Congressional control over skyrocketing U.S.
can Jewish Committee,
Scranton said he be-
arms sales abroad and clamped down on coun-
lieved Moynihan's posi-
tries that seek American governmental assist-
Ruch 16—April 14,1176 • Purim to Erie Pesach
tion at the UN was a
ance while violating human rights, including
good one and called
such
tactics as the Arab boycott.
himself a "fan" of Moy-
The
60-30 vote of approval climaxed a day-
nihan. He said the U.S.
long
debate
last week that saw the Senate's bi-
was correct in con-
saieasseaB
partisan
majorities
sweep away attempts to re-
demning
Third
World
Ee Eth 6 0 fa BEI lin w o qo Ito m
strict Israel's freedom of action and weaken the
nations
that
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provisions on human rights.
"scapegoat" Israel or
hm,
It left intact provisions allowing Con-
see Israel as a menace.
B tics
He said Israel deserves
gress
to veto by concurrent resolution within
11.13 BB
WILLIAM SCRANTON
peace and security.
1111111 ~
30 days any U.S. government or American
He defended the statement he made as President
commercial weapons sale that exceeds $25
Nixon's special envoy after a tour of the Middle East million or involves a major weapons system
in 1968 that the United States should adopt a more
that may be even less than $25 million, dis-
"even-handed" policy toward Middle East countries.
criminates against U.S. citizens and business
Scranton said that "that was then and this is now."

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Scranton Backing
Moynihan Stance

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JEWISH MUSIC COUNCIL

of the NATIONAL JEWISH WELFARE BOARD

(Continued on Page 8)
Metropolitan Detroit congregations, the Jewish Community Center and other community groups
are planning observances of the annual Jewish Music Month, which will be conducted nationally from
March 16 through April 14 — from Purim to Erev Pesah. Major events are being planned by Cong.
Shaarey Zedek and Cong. Bnai Moshe, as well as special functions by congregations in all three religious
categories. A story about Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood's "Of Thee We Sing" program appears on Page 32.

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