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May 07, 1976 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-05-07

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Jews From Arab Lands Expose Arab Persecutions

(Commentarry, Page 2)


Newest Novels
by Weidman
and Bermant

Book Reviews
on Pages 2 and 56


VOL. LXIX, No. 9

A Weekly Review

Moral in Voss

Planned Israeli

of Jewish Events

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May 7, 1976

.S. to Stop Aiding Arab - •Boycott,
Will Disclose Nathes_of Offenders

Udall Firm on Church-State
Separation Principle, Asks

Direct Mideast Negotiatjons

Morris K. Udall, Arizona Congressman, viewed by his supporters
as the "last rampart" for liberalism in the current Presidential cam-
paign, views Michigan as the challenge to the progressive forces.
Hoping to win this state's support in the May 18 primary, Udall
this week commenced a serious effort to enroll the Henry Jackson-Hu-
bert Humphrey supporters, following the virtual withdrawl of those
two Democrats from the race.
Advancing his views, which his supporters hail as the dominant
appeal to the nation's progressives, Udall, in an in-
terview at The Jewish News Tuesday, re-affirmed
his continuous efforts in defense and support of Is-
rael, advocated direct negotiations between Israel
and the Arabs as the only way of assuring that con-
tending forces will meet fact to face, and took a
strong stand in defense of the traditional American
principle of Separation of Church and State.
Accompanying Udall to The Jewish News
was a member of his staff, Jessica Tuchman.
Miss Tuchman is the daughter of the eminent
American prize-winning author, Barbara Tuchman, a member of
one of America's most distinguished Jewish families. Jessica's
grandfather was the late Maurice Werthem, who served as presi-
dent of the American Jewish Committee and was a leading Ameri-
can art connoisseur.
With the candidacies for President reduced to a minimum Michi-
gan is emerging as a crucial test for the Democratic Party. The liberal
forces are pushing for Udall. President Gerald Ford's aides•believe the
George Wallace voters may shift to the Republican ballot to vote for
Ronald Reagan.
Withdrawal from the race of Sen. Jackson was emphasized with
the cancellation of fund-raising functions set for early this week. One
of them was a scheduled meeting Monday at the home of Paul Zucker-
man. Udall emphasized that he has been in touch with Jackson, and is
actively wooing Jackson supporters in Michigan and throughout the
He said that the problem of 1976 has been too many candidates.
"Jimmy Carter has been brilliant in winning the multi-candidate races,
but he has never won a 51 percent majority anywhere," Udall said. He
added that all the races have had several liberal candidates, and the
Michigan primary will be the first opportunity for a face-to-face Udall-
Carter confrontation.
(Continued on Page 18)

sthor of Message

NEW YORK (JTA) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it will reverse
its former policy and make public the names of American firms charged with Arab boycott-
related offenses, according to notification received by the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith.
At the same time, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, president of the American Jewish Congress,
announced that the Department of Commerce will prohibit American companies doing business
with Arab states from responding to questions about whether they are involved in pro-Israel
activities, such as the United Jewish Appeal.
Hertzberg made public a letter of April 5 from Rauer H. Mayer, director of the Com-
merce Department's Office on Export -Administration, declaring that "exporters and re-
lated service organizations would be prohibited from responding to such inquiries." Hertz-
berg said, "We are gratified that our government has responded positively to our request
and prohibited American exporters from reply-
ing to questions about Jewish meetings they at -
tend or Jewish organizations they support."
The ADL disclosure issue was a major point in
(See Stories, Page 30)
a still-pending lawsuit against the Commerce De-
partment filed by ADL last September, and was the subject of a meeting of ADL officials and
Secretary Elliot L. Richardson held last month in Washington. Richardson, in a letter to the
ADL, said he had reviewed the Department's use of charging letters as a result of the meeting
and has concluded "that public disclosure is appropriate."
"Therefore," he added, "I have directed the 'Assistant Secretary of Commerce for DOmestic
and International Business to make such amendment to the Export Administration's regulation
as may be required to implement this decision, and to make publicly available all future charging
letters issued for Arab boycott-related
Seymour Graubard, ADL national
chairman, said that the Richardson de-
cision marked the second major govern-
ment accession to demands made by
— Former Secretary of
ADL in its federal lawsuit against the
Defense James Schlesin-
Department of Commerce. The suit's
ger said Tuesday that a
principal demand — that the Depart-
military balance in the
ment stop disseminating Arab business
Middle East interlocked
offers containing anti-Israel boycott
with a global military bal-
provisions — became moot Nov. 28,
-ance and the support of
when the then-Secretary Rogers Mor-
Israel by the United States
ton, agreed to discontinue the practice.
is "a barometer of Ameri-
can intentions."
The remaining demand in thelaw-
"The strategic signifi-
suit involves the right, under the Free-
cance of Israel is of grow-
dom of Information Act, to inspect
ing - importance in the
Commerce Department boycott reports.
worldwide military bal-
ance," because it is "an
Hertzberg observed that Arab
discrimination against Jews and their

Bombs Celebrations
• on Israel Birthday

U.S. Military Balance
Barometers Intentions

(Continued on Page 5)

(Continued on Page 6)

Special to The Jewish News: A Parable About Self- Protection

Israel Deals Humorously With Threat of Destruction


(Editor's note: Dr. Voss, a scholar-in-residence at the Ecumeni-
cal Institute for Advanced Theological Studies at Tantur, Jerusalem,
is on leave for the academic year 1976 from his post at Edward Waters
College in Jacksonville, Florida, where he is professor of philosophy
and religion and chairman of the humanities division.)
JERUSALEM — A saving grace among the Israelis in dire times like
these is their sense of humor. True, it may have a wry turn at times, and
on occasion it may be on the sardonic side; but there is something whole-
some and healing about it, especially when there is saber-rattling in
Syria and Libya, and, yes, even in less hostile Jordan and Egypt.
To offset the threats of an Assad or a Qadaffi, heed the complaints of
a Hussein or a Sadat, parry the discontent in East Jerusalem, contend
with violence and rebellion on the West Bank, see in some perspective the
backtracking of a Ford and a Kissinger, remain calm amid the bickering
and carping of both doves and hawks in Rabin's cabinet, and cope with

devalued pounds and soaring inflation, the Israelis have had to resort to
the device of composing their own version of an Aesop's fable. The Aeso-
pian fable; with its charming twist, enables them to assess their plight
with equanimity and even a chuckle.
This little tale, now being bandied about in Israel, is entitled "The
Fox and the Porcupine" and tells of a wolf who had tried on a number of
occasions to eat the porcupine but had been foiled by the quills. Angered
by his failure, the wolf raged through the forest by day and by night; he
allowed no rest to the other animals and insisted he would continue his
loud raging and roaring. He would cease only when he could eat the
The animals, troubled by the lack of peace, then sensibly con-
vened a conference. Finally they arrived at a unanimous decision: the
fox should persuade the porcupine to permit himself to be eaten.
(Continued on Page 14)

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