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April 02, 1976 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-04-02

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Bnai Mitzva Service
for Three Detroiters
at the Western Wall

Christian-Jewish Ties Advanced
at Jerusalem Inter-Faith Meeting

Report by Dr. Carl H. Voss, Page 69

Commentary, Page 2

Story on Page 72

to the Fore in
Allied Campaign

275th Year


Approach to
Dialogues and a Local

Page 2

VOL. LXIX, No. 4

Page from Story of
Detroit Christians'
Support for Zionism

A Weekly Review


Page 4

of Jewish Events

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

$10.00 Per Year; This Issue 30c

April 2, 1976

Communist Rakah Inspired Riots Condemned

Israel's Arabs, Jews are United
In Reject' n of e Conspirators


Extremists Merge Forces
in Threats to U.S., Israel
in New Lebanese Crisis

Extremists in the Arab terrorist ranks this week merged their
forces against the Christian community of Lebanon and in the process
reacted again with threats to Israel and to the United States.
Yasir Arafat, jointly with the Communist George Habash and the
Moslem army rebel Ahmed Khatib reiterated their threats to Israel and
combined it with a warning that if the U.S. intercedes they would sink
the 6th Fleet.
At the same time, United Nations Secretary General Kurt Wal-
dheim for the first time made a direct appeal to the Security Council
on the situation. He sent a letter Tuesday to Council President
Thomas S. Boya of Benin calling the Council's attention to the con-
flict in Lebanon.
Waldheim did not directly ask for a Council meeting but it was
understood that he hoped the Council would act on behalf of the Chris-
tians in Lebanon.
Waldheim said that he is convinced that a ceasefire in Lebanon has
now become even more urgent, given the magnitude of the tragedy and
the implication it carries for endangering the wider peace in the Middle
A UN spokesman said • that Waldheim's letter was in accordance
with Article 99 of the UN Charter by which the Secretary General may
bring to the attention of the Council any matter which may threaten
international peace and security.

TEL AVIV and JERUSALEM (JTA) — Life returned to normal in Israel's Arab towns and
villages Wednesday. But in the aftermath of Tuesday's violence, druing the first Arab general
strike in the history of the state, many Israelis — Jewish and Arab — were seriously questioning
the long cherished values of democracy and unlimited freedom of speech.
The wisdom of extending the protections of democracy to agitators and inciters to violence
was challenged in many newspaper commentaries on Tuesday's events, which claimed the lives of
six Arabs and caused injuries to 31 Arabs and 38 Israeli soldiers and policemen. Some editorial
writers wondered why no action was taken against the pro-Moscow Rakah Communists and
other radical elements who were known for weeks to be agitating for a general strike.
An Arab leader, Tarek Abdul Hai, chairman of the Kalansuwa town council, charged
bluntly Wednesday that Israel's democracy was at fault for protecting inciters and other
negative elements. He contended that the "silent majority" of Israeli Arabs opposed the
strike and demonstrations but were compelled to cooperate with the strike organizers be-
cause Israel failed to protect the loyal majority. The lack of protection undermined those
Arab elements who wanted to
maintain law and order and
strengthened the radicals who are
hostile to the state, Hai said. -
Police Minister Shlomo Hillel
said much the same thing at a press
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — Palestine Libertion Or-
conference in Jerusalem. He ex-
ganization deputy observer at the UN, Zehdi Labib Terzi,
pressed regret over the loss of lives
said that a letter was sent to the president of the Security
and injuries, which he said was the
Council urging him to "assume its responsibility" to resume
of a campaign of incitement by
discussion on Arab demonstrations in Israel and the West
minority. Many local
Bank. If a veto is cast in the Council the PLO said it will
leaders seemed to agree that if pro-
seek an emergency session of the General Assembly.
Communist elements had not incited
Although the PLO itself cannot call for a Council meet-
ing, Terzi said the PLO's call will be backed by other Arab
Arab youths to attack soldiers and
states. He described the riots of the Arabs in Israel as
police, the incidents of violence could

PLO Seeking New Riot

Debate in UN Council

"unarmed uprisings against the appropriation of land by
the Israel government."

(Continued on Page 56)

Watergate Reporters Cite Nixon's Obsession With 'Jewish Cabal'

and told the President that the bureau's methods of weighing statistics were normal
procedure that had been used for years. Later, there was another suspected 'Jewish cabal'
in another department."
Woodward and Bernstein wrote that Nixon also expressed obsessive hatred toward
"academics" and "goddam Ivy Leaguers," though he "did, in fact, continue to approve
appointments of academics, even Ivy Leaguers and Jews." They said that Federal Reserve
Board Chairman Arthur Burns, "himself a Jew, was convinced that Nixon was not truly
"There were, however, ugly strands of prejudice in the man, Burns had con-
cluded. The President really didn't have
much love for humanity, Burns believed.
Why should Nixon love Jews any more
than Japanese or Italians or Catholics?
Nixon regularly employed epithets for
whole sections of mankind, he knew."
But Woodward and Bernstein said
Burns was disturbed that "if the President
perceived that Jews or Israel or anyone else,
for that matter, got in his way, he was pre-
pared to stomp on them."
According to the authors, Burnsmvividly
recalled" a Nixon "tantrum" in 1973 over the
Jackson Amendment. "Burns watched Nixon
very closely on that occasion and he was im-
pressed by the President's fury. Burns felt
that Nixon was saying that Jews might suf-
fer for thwarting his will."

NEW YORK (JTA) — Former President Nixon's obsession that there was a "Jewish
cabal" out to "get" him distressed Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger who "was con-
vinced that the President was anti-Semitic,-" according to "The Final Days," the new book
by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein excerpted in the current issue of Newsweek
According to the authors, the young Washington Post reporters who cracked the
'Vetergate scandal, "As the son of German Jews who had fled the Nazis, he (Kis-
inger) was particularly sensitive to what he regarded in Nixon as a dangerous
brand of anti-Jewish prejudice born of ignorance. He saw in the President an anta-
gonistic, gut reaction which stereotyped
Jews and convinced Nixon that they were
his enemies. The remark by Nixon which
most often unsettled Kissinger was well-
known to the President's close associates:
`The Jewish cabal is out to get me,' "
Woodward and Bernstein wrote.

The authors stated that- "Late in 1971
Nixon had summoned the White House per-
sonnel chief, Fred Malek, to his office to dis-
cuss a 'Jewish cabal' in the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. The 'cabal,' Nixon said, was tilting
economic figures to make his Administra-
tion look bad. How many Jews were in the
bureau? he wanted to know.

"Malek reported back on the number


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