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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-10-29

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American-Style Jerusalem Results Center to Follow U.S. Election

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The 1976 U.S. Election Results Center in Jerusalem will
operate throughout election night at the Jerusalem Hilton Hotel. The center,
sponsored jointly by the U.S. Cultural Center and the Jerusalem Hilton, will be
open to the public and will provide full coverage of the American election returns.
The evening will begin with the screening of a variety of short films on the
elections and the candidates, followed by the Israeli premiere of the feature film
"The Candidate" starring Robert Redford.
Beginning at 2 a.m. and continuing until the outcome of the elections is de-

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cided, live and up-to-the-minute results will be reported by the Associated Press
wire service and the Voice of America.
The public will receive the results through a continuously-updated election re-
sults board to be on display. A panel of U.S. and Israeli experts will be on hand to
discuss, interpret, predict the results and answer the public's questions.
While waiting for the returns to accumulate, the Jerusalem Hilton will offer
entertainment and dancing. A selection of American foods and beverages will be
available throughout the night.

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Nov. 2—Crucial Day
of Judgement for America


Gerald R. Ford versus James Earl Carter Jr. — these are the chief
contenders for the coveted role of Chief Executive of this great nation on the
crucial Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Many months of wrangling, suffering, debating and competing for the
votes of the American people will come to an end on that day.
It is the day on which the power of the ballot will be the deciding factor in
a contest that has been marked by much bitterness. On that day the conflict
will end and will introduce another period of amity — the only decisive
American Way of welcoming differences and of ending them by assuring the
rule of the majority.
The American voter goes to the polls with only one thought in view: the
dignity of a great heritage of democratic action by a free people.
It is with this spirit that Americans will go to the polls on Judgment
Day for the contenders, on Tuesday, to choose a Chief Executive in the
manner of free people who are determined that the basic principles of free-
dom and justice shall be retained by the will of the majority, with confidence
that the unity of Americans will continue and will be perpetuated once the
voter renders his abiding decision on Election Day.


Israel-Austria Rift on Immigrants Denied

An Israel Foreign Ministry spokesman has denied
that there is a crisis-in relations with Austria because the latter country has
rejected Israeli proposals to reduce the drop-out rate among Soviet Jews arriving
in Vienna with Israeli visas. It was confirmed however that Zeev Shek, assistant
director general of the Foreign Ministry in charge of its Eastern European desk
and Uzi Narkiss, director of the Jewish Agency's Immigration Department, met
with high level Austrian officials in Vienna recently to discuss the problem.
According to sources in Jerusalem, the Israeli officials proposed certain
changes of procedure in handling Soviet Jewish emigrants in transit and
agreements were reached but have not been implemented yet. The nature of the
agreements was not disclosed. According to the Viennese newspaper Kurier,
Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky rejected an Israeli plan to fly Soviet Jews
directly to Israel within the shortest possible time of their arrival in Vienna in
order to cut down drop-outs.
The rate of drop-outs — Jews leaving the USSR with Israeli visas but opting
tTi" I? to the United States or other countries — has reached 50-62 percent of all
departing from Russia.
s raeli aliya officials say the drop-outs are using Soviet exit visas that otherwise
might have gone to Jews desiring to come to Israel. They note that the Soviet
propaganda machine is citing the high
drop-out rate as "proof" that Jews who
apply for visas in order to reunite with
their families in Israel were doing so
under false pretenses. NEW YORK (JTA) — "No major re-
The heads of two Soviet emigre or- sults" were reported from a meeting last
ganizations in Israel charged last week of the heads of 11 of the 31 denomi-
week that the KGB (secret police) was nations affiliated with the National
deliberately approving exit visas for Council of Churches on the issue of dis-
potential drop-outs while denying missing Archbishop Valerian Trifa of the
them to Jews committed to go to Is- Romanian Orthodox Episcopate in the
rael. U.S. who is accused of having_ partici-
The Israeli government and the pated in the murders of Jews and others
Jewish Agency have tended to blame while a commander in the Romanian
HIAS, the international Jewish im- fascist Iron Guard in 1941.
The NCC announced Thursday that an
migrant aid society and the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee for inadver-
emergency meeting has been called for
tently encouraging drop-outs by as-
Saturday for action on the move to oust
sisting them to immigrate to the U.S.
Jewish groups have demanded that
Some emigre groups demand an end of
the ecumenical body oust. Trifa from its
support for those organizations.

Others say the solution lies in improving absorption facilities and immigrant
housing in Israel.
Rumors that a crisis has developed in relations with the Austrian govern-
ment stemmed from reports that the Israeli officials who met with Austrian
Interior Minister Otto Roesch last month were rebuffed when -they offered
suggestions to ensure that Soviet Jews travel directly from Vienna to Israel.
Roesch has had no comments but sources in Vienna said that Austria was not
prepared to infringe on the right of emigrants to go to the country of their choice.
In the last 20 years, some 250,000 Jews from Eastern Europe immigrated to
Israel via Vienna. While only 0.4 percent of Jews permitted to leave the Soviet Union
went to the United States in earlier years, the number increased to 4.5 percent in
1973, 18.7 percent in 1974, 37 percent in 1975 and 46 percent during the first six
months of 1976.
Meanwhile, Jewish sources in New York reported that 22 of the 33 Soviet Jews
arrested during last week's protest sit-ins in a building of the Supreme Soviet
have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. Ten others were fined and released and one
is being held for trial. Several of the sit-in demonstrators were beaten when
The demonstrators were demanding an explanation of why their visa appli-
cations to emigrate to Israel have
been consistently rejected.
Another 33 Soviet Jews were ar-
rested Monday at their homes in a
roundup apparently timed to squash
board. Trifa has been charged by the
any demonstrations during this
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
week's three-day meeting of the Sup-
Service of having lied about his Iron
reme Soviet.
Guard connections when he applied for
Monday's arrests were the aftermath
U.S. citizenship after World War II.
of a march by 52 Jewish "refusniks"
The NCC so far has refrained from
through Moscow last Thursday from
taking action against Trifa on grounds
the Ministry of Interior to the Supreme
that it might prejudice his right of due
process. The Romanian Orthodox Epis-
The marchers, wearing large yellow
copate fully supports the Archbishop.
stars, said they had received "abso-
Thirty members of Concerned
lutely unsatisfactory answers" from
Jewish Youth disrupted a meeting of the
Interior Minister Nikolia Shcholokov
NCC governing board Oct. 8 to demand
and an official of the Central Commit-
removal of the ,Archbishop as a "mur-
tee of the Supreme Soviet as to why
,derer." Last week the protest group oc-
they are denied visas:
cupied the NCC's offices again.
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