THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
6 May 28, 1976
ADL Charges U.S. Shipping Firm With Bias; Settlement Is Paid
NEW YORK (JTA) — An training and experience . . .
Anti-Defamation League of at the prevailing rate of
-Bnai Brith complaint charg- pay," the ABS subsidiary
ing a division of the Ameri- also pledged that:
can Bureau of Shipping
"All recruitment proc-
with "discrimination esses, hiring, employment
against two American Jew- terms and conditions and
ish applicants for engineer- changes therein shall be
ing posts with ABS opera- maintained and conducted
tions in Arab countries" has in a manner which does not
been settled — with the discriminate nor have the
ABS agreeing to pay a total effect of discrimination on
of $10,500 and to "imme- the basis of race, creed,
diately seek out and offer color, national origin, sex,
positions" to the pair.
marital status, age or disa-
The settlement, believed bility."
to be the first of its kind,
• "In making selections
was signed by the complain- or referrals for over-seas
ants, Erika Wagner of Man- employment (ABS Tech)
hattan and Leonard Messer will not take into account
of Elmont, attorneys for any exclusionary policies of
ADL, for ABS Worldwide a host country . .. All indi-
Technical Services, Inc., and viduals will be considered
for the New York State Di- and selected solely on the
vision of Human Rights, basis of merit . . ."
which handled the case.
• "(ABS Tech) shall af-
In addition to paying Ms. firmatively recruit and seek
Wagner $6,500 and Messer out Jews and females as em-
$4,000 and agreeing to offer ployes particularly in those
them jobs "for which they occupations and those areas
are qualified by reason of of employment where Jews
and females are now under-
The first, reached in Jan-
ments with Arab countries The MICHIGAN SOCIETY
represented . . . respon- uary, settled ADL's com- or Israel, including boycott OF POETS is compiling a
dents shall advise its pre- plaint against International demands and company res- book of poems. If you have
sent recruitment sources, Schools Services, Inc., a ponses, company policy on written a poem and would
and its own personnel as- Princeton, N.J.-based compliance with the Export
signed to recruitment that worldwide teacher recruit- Administration Act, em- like our selection committee
applications from Jews and ing agency. The ADL had ployment policy and export to consider it for publica-
tion, send your poem and a
females are welcome. Res- charged ISS with issuing and foreign trade policy.
pondent shall also utilize job orders on behalf of the
At meetings of a number self-addressed stamped
sources for advertisement United Arab Emirate State of U.S. corporations, the envelope to:
which shall particularly of Dubai which barred em- resolutions received more
reach Jews and females ployment of any teacher than five per cent of all votes
such as newspapers and with "a Jewish surname, or cast, although the American
magazines aimed at such who is an American Jew or Jewish Congress did not so-
6345 West McNichols
who has Jewish ancestors." licit proxies because of the
Detroit, Michigan 48221
• "(ABS Tech) shall That conciliation agreement high cost involved.
cooperate with the State did not involve a monetary
Division of Human Rights consideration.
in any compliance review of
Reached by the New Jer-
this matter . . ."
sey Division on Civil Rights,
TRUSTEE OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Bernard A. Kuttner, it stipulated that ISS "will
chairman of ADL's discrim- not deny employment to
inations committee and at- Jewish Americans" and will
torney in the case, noted "place special emphasis"
that the settlement marks upon assigning Jews to loca-
the second successful con- tions where they are not
clusion this year of ADL presently employed.
actions instituted around
Meanwhile, an Ameri-
the country to stop Arab- can Jewish Congress-
inspired, anti-Jewish dis- sponsored stockholder res-
crimination in employment. olution requiring corpor-
ate disclosure of dealings
with the Arab boycott
were presented at the an-
nual shareholder meeting
of the Upjohn Company in
The Upjohn shareholder
N.Y. in general and especially to make drastic territorial in whose name the resolu-
(JTA) — Rabbi Fabian as they effect the Western concessions. "It is only tion was filed is James Erik
Schonfeld, president of the world's attitude to Israel. within the general frame- Hearon of Jackson, Miss.,
Rabbinical Council of "We are deeply frustrated work of direct negotiations who will make a special trip
America, the nation's larg- by the apparent inability between Israel and her to Kalamazoo to present the
est Orthodox rabbinic body, of Christian theologians.to Arab neighbors that the resolution.
The stockholder resolu-
today sharply criticized sec- grasp the unique relation- solution to the disposition
ular Jewish agencies who ship of the Jewish faith to of these lands can be tion, part of a nationwide
campaign by the American
had undertaken to be in the the Land of Israel," he found," he said.
forefront of Christian-Jew- said. "The centrality of
"Whether or not certain Jewish Congress, asks that
ish dialogue and who speak the land in the faith of Is- territories will be returned the company make public
in the name of religion rael is clearly apparent to is not the issue. The issue is all business or trade agree-
which they themselves fail anyone who reads the Bi- whether the world will un-
derstand that the West
In an address at the 40th
He called upon Christian Bank has historically been
annual convention of the leadership to "acknowledge part of the Jewish nation.
organization, Schonfeld de- this special link of the Jew-
"It is a serious mistake
clared: "Religious dialogue ish people to the Land of and an historic distortion to
can only be engaged by peo- Israel and to manifest their speak of the West Bank as
ple who are themselves spir- understanding through occupied territory. One can
itually committed to faith their support of Israel in her speak of it as disputed land
and practice and who are present plight of ioslation." which is also claimed by Ar-
competent in areas of theo-
The only way to build a solid business is
As an example of the abs. But Jews ought never to
logical scholarship. Jewish bankruptcy of the Chris- speak of Bethlehem, the
to build solid relationships with your cus-
secular agencies have arro- tian-Jewish dialogues, birthplace of King David;
tomers. That's just what we try to do at
gated to themselves the Schonfeld cited the failure Hebron, the burial place of
right to render pronounce- of the Vatican to establish the Patriarchs; and
ments on matters of reli- diplomatic relations with Shechem (Nablus), where
From the salesmen on the floor to the me-
gious import and have be- Israel while on the other much of the Torah was
in the Service Department, the peo-
come the self-appointed hand speaking sympatheti- given and where the grave of
ple at Glassman Oldsmobile put you first.
spokesmen of the Jewish cally of those Palestinian Joseph is found, as occupied
terrorists whose program is land."
Give us a chance to show you we mean
Schonfeld also called for to dismember the Jewish
exactly what we say. Stop in and see the
a re-evaluation of Chris- state.
people at Glassman Oldsmobile soon.
"Thousands of Christians Sephardi Groups
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"without evoking the protest
NEW YORK — The
of the Christian community. American Sephardi Federa-
This is shockingly inexplica- tion and the United Jewish
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