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May 28, 1976 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-05-28

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16 May 28, 1976

Jewish Leaders JoinExclusive Top-Level Pentagon Briefing

WASHINGTON (JTA) — raeli-American military re-
More than a dozen national lations.
and local Jewish communal
The approximately two-
leaders attended an unprec- hour briefing, said to have
edented top-level briefing at originated with Defense
the Pentagon on the U.S. de- Secretary Donald Rums-
fense establishment and Is- feld, included remarks from

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staff of the Air Force; Ad-
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tion's overall strategic
situation, comparisons of
Soviet-American military
strength and technology,
and on U.S. military sup-
port for Israel. The Penta-
gon authorities were said to
have reflected the general
view that Israel cannot be
miltarily strong without a
comparably strong U.S. de-

Stern College
Strike Ends

agreement by Yeshiva Uni-
versity to withdraw letter's
of non-reappointment to six
members of the faculty of
Stern College for Women
has brought an end to the
week-long strike by the
school's 600 students.
• A university spokesman
said that the cancellation of
the letters was made in re-
turn for a commitment by
the Stern College faculty to
contribute to the university
portions of anticipated sal-
ary increases for the 1976-77
school year, if no other
means could be found to
provide the funds to keep
the six members on the
Stern College faculty.

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Jones was reported to gathering at the Pentagon
have indicated that the Air was the one arranged by
Force has developed radar former Defense Secretary
equipment that can from James Schlesinger after
present U.S. facilities in Brown's remarks about
the Mediterranean area Jews and Israel in a Duke
identify planes flying any- University speech 19
where in the Middle East, months ago. Brown later
and that the U.S. is devel- apologized. That issue did
oping air refueling facili- not arise at the recent brief-
ties that can enable air- ing.
craft to carry out supply
Those attending the brief-
missions over vast areas.
ing included Frank Lauten-
While Jewish leaders did berg, Lawrence Peirez and
not previously have an ex- Rose Matzkin of Nevi York;
elusive meeting of this kind Judge Paul Ribner, Leonard
with Pentagon authorities, Goldfine and Ronald Rubin
individual Jewish organiza- of Philadelphia; Melvin Du-
tional representatives have binsky of St. Louis; Marvin
been included in the past in Stone and Don Lowitz of
general briefings. Chicago; and Marilyn
It was noted that perhaps Branfman and Hyman
the only previous all-Jewish Bookbinder of Washington.


Labor, Mapam Talks on Future -

of Alignment End Inconclusively

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Mapam's convention early
talks between Labor Party next month. A group repre-
and Mapam leaders to seek senting the younger genera-
a common basis for contin- tion adopted a resolution
uation of the Labor Align- stating that there would be
ment ended inconclusively grounds for Mapam's con-
last weekend. .tinned cooperation with
As a result,the Mapam Labor only if the latter
leadership has come under agreed to a policy of far-
mounting pressure from the reaching territorial compro-
faction's younger elements mises in the Judaea-Sa-
to break off from the Align- maria regions, halted settle-
ment and stand alone in ment there and embarked
next year's national elec- on a program of economic
and social equality at home.
A decision is expected at
Another faction of Ma-
pam, Dor HaHemshech,
Tekoa h , Palestinian agreed that the party
should prepare to submit a
Hold M.E. Debate
separate list to the electo-
NEW YORK (JTA) — rate. There were differ-
Yosef Tekoah, Israel's for- ences of opinion, however,
mer Ambassador to the as to whether Mapam
United Nations, said that he should announce the break
was optimistiC about peace forthwith or wait until
prospects in the Middle after the Labor Party con-
East. He noted that Israel vention in December.
Veteran Mapam leaders,
and its neighbors have al-
ready concluded agreements headed by Yaacov Hazan,
and that "there is no rea- are opposed to any precipi-
son" not to continue in that tate action. They are urging
direction. He was referring continuation of the Mapam-
to the second interim Sinai Labor partnership if only to
accord with Egypt and the resist a possible onslaught
UNDOF agreement with and take-over of the govern-
ment by the right-wing op-
Tekoah, who is president position.
of Ben Gurion University in
Bnai Brith Holds
Beersheba, made his re-
marks in the course of a
Bicentennial Fete
90-minute television debate
with Prof. Ibrahim Abu- PHILADELPHIA (JTA)
Lughod, a Palestinian who — A Bnai Brith-sponsored
teaches at Northwestern Bicentennial commemora-
University. The debate was tion of religious liberty was
broadcast on the David Sus- celebrated May 16 with a re-
skind Show on Metromedia minder that American free-
TV. Lughod claimed that no doms "remain forever frag-
peace would be achieved ile, easily splintered ani
until the Palestinians were
lost" by community indif-: --
given their rights and the ference.
"Zionist racist state" is dis-
"The Jew who fails to ex-
ercise his freedom to be af-
Tekoah declared that Is- firmatively Jewish — who
rael "refuses to become a
treats it passively — is de-
second Lebanon" and will
vying, not defending, reli-
not negotiate with the Pa- gious freedom," Bnai Britt_
lestine Liberation Organiza-
President David M. Blum-
berg told the audience dur-
Lughod kept insisting
ing the outdoor exercises in
that Zionism was and is a
this city's Fairmount Park.
colonial movement and that
The occasion was a rede-
it, with the aid of British
dication of the statue of reli-
imperialism, displaced the
gious liberty, a public mon-
"Palestinian people" from
ument by the celebrated
Palestine. Tekoah demo-
Jewish sculptor Moses
lished this statement and
Ezekiel, which Bnai Brith
explained that Zionism is
had commissioned and pre-
not only the national libera-
sented 100 years ago as a
tion movement of the Jew-
gift to the nation during
America's Centennial cele-
ish people but the oldest lib-
eration movement.





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