for Quake Victims
Israel Magen David
Red Cross Support
)L. LXIX, No, 23
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The People's Republic of China
has returned to Israel a cable sent by Premier Yitzhak
Rabin in which he expressed the government's sorrow at
the loss of life in last week's earthquakes.
The cable was returned to Israel at the beginning of this
week with a note that since Peking does not have diplomatic
relations with Israel it cannot accept the message.
The cable included an Israeli offer for medical and other
assistance to the Chinese people.
Political observers in Jerusalem noted that the Chinese
continue -to systematically ignore Israeli diplomats, even
under informal circumstances.
It was noted, however, that Chinese anti-Israel prop-
aganda has been moderated slightly recently. The Chinese
have even stressed that they recognize the existence of the
state — a reference not mentioned often in the past.
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August 13, 1976
Billy Graham Financed Candidate Nurtures Bigotry
Goldwater Hits Arizona Political Anti-Semitism
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) declared last week
the opponent of candidate Sam Steiger for the Republican nomination for
U.S. Senator in Arizona is engaged in anti-Semitism and he is "very concerned"
Steiger, who is Jewish and who has been in Congress 10 years, and John
Conlan, a Congressman for two terms, are battling for the seat of retiring Repub-
lican Senator Paul Fannin. Both Congressmen are staunch
conservatives with almost identical voting records. The
primary date is Sept. 7.
Goldwater was asked by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
to comment on the campaign after the Wall Street Journal
reported that many Arizona Jews are "uneasy" over the
"gutter-style way a religious issue has entered the race."
Goldwater, an elder statesman in the GOP since his
campaign for the Presidency 12 years ago, said that "first of
all, we have heard Conlan is using anti-Semitic remarks
about Steiger" and that "Conlan is calling him a Jew in an
uncomplimentary way. This is very unusual in Arizona.
"We are very concerned about anti-Semitism creeping
into any campaign and I don't want to be associated with
anything like that," said Goldwater. "I am merely mention-
ing that I will disavow that in the Republican Party as long
as I am around."
Referring to what the Journal called the "very strong" support for Conlan by
an evangelical Protestant movement, Goldwater added that "my Episcopal
bishop is terribly critical of this Christian movement. Senator (Mark 0.) Hatfield
(R-Ore.), who is a very religious man, is opposed to the concept of trying to mix the
word Christian into elective politics."
Goldwater said that the movement backing Conlan "has vast sums of money —
over $100 million, they tell me." Conlan has been endorsed by Billy Graham and the
head of the Arizona Billy Graham Crusade is his chief fund raiser, the Journal
According to the Journal article by James P. Gannon, Conlan denies that
there is anti-Semitism in his campaign. "Nevertheless," the article added, "many
Arizona Jews apparently are uneasy about Mr. Conlan's strong pitch for greater
political involvement by Christians so that more "God fearing people" will be
elected to office."
The Journal quoted Donald Hall, a University of Arizona professor who quit
as Pima County (Tucson) Republican chairman recently over the religious con-
troversy that "the Jewish community is frightened out of its wits by Conlan."
Conlan said he is an "independent Protestant" who denies any bigotry, the
It added, "He freely acknowledges that his frequent speeches to church
groups and evangelical rallies are meant to encourage a 'rising awakening'
among Christians, that they must become more politically active."
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Expect Strong GOP Israel Plank
U.S. Hospital Ship Funds
for Lebanon Voted Down
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. James Abourezk intro-
duced a second legislative measure in the Senate Tuesday
in his effort to have $10 million appropriated for the refit-
ting and operating for a year of a U.S. naval hospital ship in
Lebanese waters to care for the sick and wounded victims of
Lebanon's civil war. But the Senate defeated his proposal to
amend the Defense Appropriations Act to enable the fund-
ing, by - a 46-42 vote. Abourezk had sent his proposal for a
"floating hospital" to President Ford.
Sen. John McClellan (D-Ark.), chairman of the Appro-
priations Committee, opposed the amendment, observing
that the Defense Department is not the proper agency for
such funding. Abourezk's bill called for providing the State
Department with the funds by which the USS Sanctuary, in
mothballs in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, would be refitted
at a cost of about $6 million and operated for about $4
million for a period of 12 months. Abourezk said that the
ship, which has 100 hospital beds, would serve as "a symbol
of the great traditions of the United States in providing
The proposal cut across liberal and conservative lines
in both parties. Opponents included Sens. Frank Church
(D-Idaho), William Pr-oxmire (D-Wis.), Richard Schweiker
(R-Pa.) and minority leader Hugh Schott (R-Pa.). Among those
favoring Abourezk's proposal were Sens. Clifford Case (R-
N.J.), Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.), Henry Jackson (D-Wash.),
George McGovern (D-SD), Charles Percy (R-I11.), Adlai
venson (D-Ill.) and Richard Stone (D-Fla.). Senators Jacob
vits (R-NY), Abraham Ribicoff (D-Conn.) and Walter
mondale (D-Minn.) were absent and recorded as not voting.
Factors understood to have received major attention
include the price the Palestine Liberation Organization
would extract for the presence of an American ship in Be-
irut harbor. PLO gunfire can prevent successful operation
(Continued on Page 8)
Strong planks reaffirming support for efforts in Israel's defense and in the striving for a
viable Middle East peace that would assure security for the Jewish state are anticipated from
decisions of the Republican Party platform committee.
The personality struggles on the eve of the opening of the GOP convention in Kansas City
Monday evening and the differences over school busing and abortion have delayed action on
the Middle East and other foreign policy decisions and the platform committee may not reach
such decisions until the week-end. Meanwhile the appeals for a firm stand in Israel's deferise
by Christian as well'as Jewish groups is expected to inspire positive action on proposals to
strengthen Israel's defensive position.
Ronald Reagan has proposed that the Republican Party platform should declare that
compromises are required for a settlement of the Arab-Israel conflict, Reagan also expressed
comments on Soviet Jewry, Lebanon and the school prayer issue in a message to the Republi-
c can platform committee in Kansas City which is working on the party's policy statement for
adoption at the Republican Nation,al Convention next week.
Reagan's proposals on the Middle East were contained in three sentences: "In the Middle
East, the United States should stand ready to contribute to a just and durable peace. Such a
peace must absolutely assure the continued security and survival of the state of Israel with
recognized boundaries accepted by all parties. At the same time, it must respect the legitimate
needs and rights of the Palestinian Arabs."
Peter Hanneford, of Los Angeles, research director for the Reagan campaign, provided a
statement expanding on Reagan's views. Reagan said that "A reasonable and just solution
can only be reached by the parties themselves, negotiating in good faith" and that "com-
promises will be required on both sides to properly protect the rights and position of the
Jewish people while at the same time respecting the legitimate needs of the Palestinian
Reagan said the United Nations can help promote a peaceful solution to the Middle East
conflict, "provided it accords fair treatment to both sides and does not allow its sessions to be
used as a forum for one-sided propaganda attacks."
On the Lebanese conflict, Reagan said that U.S. "leadership" is "absent" and "Syrian
enforcement of a ceasefire could prove helpful provided it does not mask designs on the southern
portion of Lebanon which borders on Israel."
Hanneford said, "On the matter of emigration of Soviet Jewry, Gov. Reagan believes that
it is a basic human right that individuals should be able to emigrate to other countries. As
President, he would favor policies designed to encourage all nations to recognize this right."
Reagan, who four years ago received an Israeli award from the then Foreign Minister
Abba Eban, challenged the Administration's position on Israel on March 31, saying it was
insufficient for "our ally Israel."
(Continued on Page 10)
Harold Wallace Rosenthal, aide to Sen. Jacob Javits
of New York, was a victim of an Arab terrorist attack
Wednesday evening on El Al passengers at Istanbul
Airport. Detailed story on Page 35.
Sen. Javits' Aide Murdered in Istanbul Airport Attack