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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-02-25

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Friday, February 25, 1977

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Jewish Groups Back Williams-Proxmire Anti-Boycott Bill

WASHINGTON (JTA)
— Major American
Jewish organizations
urged Monday "swift
enactment" by Congress
of the Williams-Proxmire
bill to combat the Arab
boycott of Israel where it

involves American com-
panies doing business
with that country.
In prepared testimony
to the Senate Subcom-
mittee on International
Finance which held the
first of its three hearings
on pending anti-boycott
legislation, the Jewish
groups said the measure
offered by Sens. William
Proxmire (D-Wis.) and
Harrison A. Williams Jr.
(D-NJ) is the one "most
capable of shielding the

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U.S. from devisive foreign treatment of certificates that "While we seek to
economic pressures, of origin.
protect American sover-
threats of intimidation
Greenberg said the eignty, we must recog-
and religious discrimina- Stevenson bill permits nize the sovereignty of
tion."
"negative" certificates of others." He urged the
The statement was pre- origin which require U.S. not to "signal ill will
sented by Maxwell E. American exporters, to friends or take any ac-
Greenberg, chairman of banks, freight forwarders tion to end the boycott
the national executive and others to certify that which will perpetuate it
committee of the Anti- goods being shipped to or retard the feeble
Defamation League of Arab countries are not of movement toward peace
Bnai Brith. Associated Israeli origin. The in the Middle East."
A number of business
with the ADL in the tes- Williams-Proxmire bill
timony are the American prohibits such certifi- executives appeared to
testify-against any anti-
Jewish Committee, cates,
Instead, it allows "posi- boycott legislation.
American Jewish Con-
gress and other con- tive" certificates of origin William_ R. Needham,
stituent agencies of the "a common foreign trade vice-president of Black
National Jewish Commu- practice" that calls for an and Veatch- Interna-
nity Relations Advisory affirmative statement tional, who represented
naming the country of the American Consulting
Council.
origin or manufacture.
Engineers Council, noted
In addition to the
Proxmire said at the that President Carter is
Williams-Proxmire bill,
"a major dip-
the subcommittee is con- opening of the hearings making effort
at this very
sidering anti-boycott that he did not "question lomatic
towards a Middle
legislation proposed by the authority of the Arab moment
Sen. Adlai Stevenson (D- nations to refuse to do East peace settlement"
Ill.). Stevenson is chair- business with Israel" but and that Secretary of
State Cyrus R. Vance,
man of the subcommittee that he -did "object to the who
will testify_beforethe
and Proxmire is chairman Arab nations using their subcommittee
Feb. 28,
of the Senate Banking power to dictate the terms
has
conveyed
invitations
of
trade
to
American
Committee of which the
from the President to
firms."
subcommittee is a part.
Middle East leaders to
Williams said "Ameri- visit
Greenberg described
Washington.
can
businessmen
must
both bills as "strong, yet
"It
would be unfortunate
reasoned responses to the - have freedom choice as 'indeed if the U.S. Con-
boycott's demonstrable to their commercial rela- gress were to pass legisla-
intrusion upon America's tionships any place in the tion directed specifically
commercial life." But he world, especially At against the Arab nations at
said the Williams- home."
a time when the executive
Proxmire measure was
Stevenson, advocating branch of the government
preferable because of its his proposal, cautioned is seeking to reconcile op-
posing views," Needham
said. -
Israeli Roses Have Thorns
*He warned that "the



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for German Flower Growers

BONN (JTA)—German flowers, blossom all- year
and Dutch flower growers round.
The German Flower
have expressed alarm at
massie• imports of cheap Growers Association has
told its members there is
Israeli roses.
it can do. It re-
Daily flights of Israeli nothing
that they
fruit and flower-laden commends
to growing more
jumbo jets started arriv- switch
exotic flowers which, un-
ing at Cologne Airport like
roses and carnations,
late last year. By the end cannot
be transported
647-6250
of this winter, Israel will long distances.
have sold about 50 million
roses to Europe, and this
and also. at
figure is expected to dou- Arabs Cheating
ble next winter. --
for PLO Funds
10 Mile & Lahser
The Europeans say
LOS ANGELES — In-
their roses cost about surance investigators be-
354 7 9340
eight cents apiece to lieve that as much as $5
grow, but Israeli roses, in million in fradulent in-
Mike Davis, his son-in-law will be operat-
spite of air freight costs, surance claims have been
are being sold to collected by Arab stu-
ing the 10 Mile and Lahser service station.
wholesalers at "a fraction dents in the U.S. since
of this." In fact, German 1971 and funneled to the
Both will offer the same guaranteed de-
flower sellers are not pas- Palestine Liberation Or-
sing on this 'cost advan- ganization.
pendable auto repairs that Zygie has
tage to their customers
The California High-
been known for over the past 23 years.
on Europe's biggest way Patrol disclosed re-
flower market.
cently that it had uncov-
New Diagnostic equipment is used
Roses, whatever their ered a group of Middle
origin, cost about 24 cents Eastern students who
by expert mechanics.
to 40 cents each, retail. An had put in false, claims
even bigger headache for with more than a dozen
So Come And Visit
flower growers is result- insurance companies.
ing from carnations from - According to one insur-
Either Location
Kenya and Colombia ance investigator who
which, unlike the Israeli has interrogated a
number of participants in
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the scheme, "There's no
question "about it that
this is political; these
people essentially are
Just a front for the PLO.
They told me their job is
to raise money to support
their soldiers in the Mid-
dle East."
More than 60 Arabs on
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Leopard's Spots

By PAUL ELDRIDGE

Let us love our
enemy-
He who slaughtered
millions
Destroyed cities
Enslaved nations
Pillaged
And tortured
And burned.

Let us love d6r
enemy-
Cancel his crim
Cancel his, guilt
Cancel his debt
Tre _ at him with
tenderness
Treat him with
caution
Smoothen his pillow
Balsam his wounds.

Let us love our
enemy-
Let not his heart
Be sore with
contrition
Let not his guts
Be bitter with gall
Let not his face
Be crimson with
shame
Let not his back
Be shrunken with
fear.

Let us love our
enemy-
Feed him and clothe
him
Fill his purse with
gold
Fill his arms with
guns
Fill his mouth with
lies
Make him a democrat
Flesh of our flesh
Soul of our soul!

anti-boycott legislation
which is before this com-
mittee would have a chil-
ling effect on American
business development in
the Middle East and have
the practical effect of di-
verting that business to
other nations."
George Helland, presi-
dent of the Petroleum
Equipment Suppliers As-
sociation, said Arab coun-
tries would turn to other
countries for goods if U.S.
industry were prohibited
from complying with the
boycott.
"No American will ben-
efit from such legislation,
nor will Israel benefit,"
said John Withers of the
Associated General Co
tractors. "The benefit
instead will accrue to the
Western Europeans, the
the
and
Koreans
Japanese who will absorb
the nearly 15 percent of
the Middle East market
now being handled by
American firms."
Earlier, the American
Jewish Congress hailed a
report -by the New York
Chamber of Commerce
and Industry that Iraq,
Kuwait, Libya and
Saudia Arabia no longer
required negative certifi-
cates of origin on goods
shipped from the United
States to their countries.
Noting that the re-
quirement for such a cer-
tificate was a "major
Weapon in the Arab boy.:
cott," Rabbi Arthur
Hertzberg, president of
the Congress, declared,
"The voluntary elimina-
tion of the negative cer-
tificate of origin by these
four major participants
in the Arab boycott is an
important and significant
development. "We call
upon those companies
and banks that are con-
tinuing to furnish such
certificates to cease at
once in light of this new
Arab policy.

Canadian Affirms
Support for Israel

TORONTO (JTA.) —
Premier William Davis of
Ontario affirmed that
Canada must commit it-
self to preserving Israel.
The head of the Progres-
sive Conservative gov-
ernment of Canada's
most populous province
told a meeting of the To-
ronto United Jewish Ap-
peal that Canada's
foreign policy must never
"to become ,so
be
weak or so soft or so
vague or so self-seekirig
that it no longer has room
for a stand of principle in
the Middle-East."
Davis, who was being
honored by the 850 UJA
guests, said his govern. •
ment would not tolerat
any submission to the
Arab boycott against Is-
rael - or any Canadians
who trade with Israel to
the extent that provincial
human rights laws could
prevent this. He recently
returned from a trip to Is-
rael.

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