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February 04, 1977 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-02-04

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Northwestern Will Not Act Against Anti-Semitic Author

NEW YORK (JTA) — A
spokesman for North-
western University at
Evanston, Illinois, said
last Friday that "no ac-
tion is contemplated at
this point," against Ar-
thur R. Butz, a professor
at the university who is
the author of a book as-
serting that the Nazi
slaughter of Jews is a
hoax and a Zionist myth.
Asked if action against
Butz will be taken in the
future, the spokesman,
Jack O'Dowd, said that no
such move in likely unless
Butz violated the rules of
the American Associa-
+'-‘n of University Profes-
,s under which the
iiiversity operates.
O'Dowd said the book,
titled "The Fabrication of
a Hoax," did not consti-
tute a violation of these
rules.
O'Dowd noted, however,
that a statement condemn-
ing the book was issued
Thursday by Provost
Raymond W. Mack on be-
half of the university.
"It is a right available
to any citizen of the Un-
ited States under the
First Amendment," Mack
stated, to have his writ-
ing published, but, he said
"it is a shame when that
right is used to insult
survivors of concentra-
tion camps."

Butz, an associate pro-
fessor or electrical en-
gineering, published his
book last May in Great
Britain. The book is not
on sale in the United
States.
The uproar concerning
the book started two
weeks ago when the uni-
versity's student news-
paper reported on the
book after learning about
it from an article in the
Jerusalem Post.
Butz claimed in his
book that Zionist leaders
invented the Holocaust to
obtain support for a
Jewish homeland in
Palestine.
Butz also contended in
his book that there was no
German policy of Jewish
extermination and that
millions of Jews were not
deliberately slain in Nazi
concentration camps.
Following publication
of the report in the stu-
dent paper, the Daily
Northwestern, petitions
denouncing the book and
its author were signed by
many faculty members
and students.
Meanwhile, Bernard
Backer, president of the
Workmen's Circle, urged
HEW Secretary Joseph
Califano and Defense
Secretary Harold Brown
to investigate whether
any federal funds chan-
neled to Northwestern

University for research
purposes were utilized by
Butz.
If any federal funds
were used by Butz "while
writing or researching
his scurillous manus-
cript, it would be a viola-
tion of the Civil Rights
Law of 1964 which clearly
forbids the use of federal
funds to hold up any
minority to ridicule or de-
preceiation," Baker said.
Backer told a luncheon
honoring him at a Work-
man's Circle division of

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U.S. Will Fulfill Arms Deal
With Israel Proposed by Ford

WASHINGTON — The strategic nuclear weapons
Carter Administration before the current pact
will go ahead with a expires in October.
Brown said the October
weapons deal with Israel
that was controversial expiration date is far
when President Ford enough away to permit "a
determined attempt to
proposed it.
The deal involves let- get an agreement which
ting Israel buy CBU72 would be equitable."
Meanwhile, King Hus-
antipersonnel concussion
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Hussein said he finds
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Some officials said they the Carter Administra-
feel that the arms pac- tion will undertake an
kage could damage the early initiative to bring
military balance in the an overall Middle East
Middle East. settlement.
In a related develop-
ment, Defense Secretary EEC Rebuffs
Harold Brown said "there
are reasonable prospects" -Pro-PLO Drive
for a new U.S.-Soviet
LONDON (JTA) — A
agreement on limiting French attempt to gain
West European support
for the Palestine Libera-
Eternal Flower
tion Organization was
rebuffed in London by
By PAUL ELDRIDGE
other members of the
They plucked the roots of our European Economic
Community (EEC).
feet
The EEC foreign minis-
id drove us from Land to
ters, under the chair-
Land,
manship of Britain's An-
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to endorse a French prop-
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the presence there of the
roots of our hearts
Nor wither them with fire and PLO. Instead, the For-
eign Ministers issued
gall,
For our blood is the rain that only a brief and general
statement referring to
feeds them
the high priority to be
And our faith the sun that given to the Middle East
warms them,
conflict and the need to
And the flower that springs in take advantage of the
Israel
present "favorable at-
Blooms unfaded forever.
mosphere" there.

Histadrut at the Hotel
Plaza today that Butz "has
laid a literary wreath on
the memories of the
butchers of Dachau, Au-
schwitz, Buchenwald, and
Treblinka.
"For an electrical en-
gineering professor to
engage in perpetrating
such a myth under the
guise of historical fact is
to tea'r up his own
academic credentials in
an attempt to ease and
forgive the tragedy of the
Holocaust."

Friday, February 4, 1977 19

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