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February 25, 1977 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-02-25

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Yadirt Democratic PartyMember Sees Strong Showing in Knesset

Mordehai Abir, a found-
ing member of Yigael
Yadin's Democratic
Movement for Change
party recently discussed-
his party's policies and
objectives with Jerusa-
lem Post reporter, Yosef
Goell. Abir, an authority
on East Africa and on
Middle East oil politics, is
considered one of the
DMC's foreign policy ex-
" With regard to the
DMC's public image, Abir
says that one thing al-
ready seems to be clear.
"We will most probably
be big enough in the next
Knesset to make it nearly
impossible to form a coali-
ion without. us. We in-
end sticking to our origi-
nal promise: we are pre-


pared to enter a coalition
with either the Labor
Alignment or the Likud
on the basis of minimum
but imperative condi-
"These are: first, the
adoption of electoral re-
form, dissolution of the
Ninth Knesset after the 12
to 18 months needed for
the requisite legislation,
and the holding of new
elections; and second, the
beginning of administra-
tive reform of the govern-
ment through the creation
of a small inner cabinet,
which should put an end to
the present _paralysis at
the top."
He is confident that a
decision to form a coali:
tion with either the Likud
or the Alignment on the
basis of the acceptance of

Lebanese Fight Terrorists



Heavy fighting erupted
over the weekend be-
tween Christians and ter-
rorists in southern Leba-
non. Seven Lebanese
Christians, including
Phalangist militiamen
and civilians, were adinit-
ted to the government
hospital at Safad.
One Phalangist died
and his body was re-
turned to Lebanon.
The battle raged
around the Christian vil-
lage of Klea which came
under terrorist artillery
and mortar fire from two
sides: Several shells
scored direct hits on the
The terrorists were en-
trenched on the bend of
the Litani River north of
Klea and in Fatahland to
the east where they are
said to have massed
Russian-made artillery.
Chri§tians who - passed
through the open fence
Saturday said that many
Moslems in Klea had
joined in the fight against
the terrorists.
Defense Minister Shi-
mon Peres said at Sun-
day's Cabinet meeting that
there was no truth to re-
ports that Syrian forces
have returned to southern
Labanon after evaucating
Nabatiyeh village a week

Argentina Bans
Hate Literature

— The Argentine gov-
ernment issued a series of
decrees last week ban-
ning a book by an anti-
Semitic author and all
publications of the clan-
destine "Odal" publish-
ing house, a distributor of
Nazi and pro-Nazi books
and literature.
(n Editorial Milicia whose
were suspended by the
government last year.
The prohibited book is
an anti-Zionist, anti-
Jewish tract titled "From
the Zionist Yoke to a Pos-
sible Argentina" by Prof.
Walter Beveraggi Al-
lende, a well-known
anti-Semitic agitator.
The decrees bar the dis-
tribution, sale and circu-
lation. of the offending

Meanwhile, the first di-
rect bus line linking
Isreal with southern
Lebanon started service
yesterday. It will carry
Meronite Christians be-
tween Haifa and Klea and
will also be available for
Lebanese workers em-
ployed in Israel.

* *•*

Red Sea Patrols

raeli artily circles have
denied reports in the
American press that Is-
rael has stationed units
on the Tiran and Sanapir
Islands opposite Sharm
el-Sheikh, the outlet of
the Gulf of Eilat into the
Red Sea.

Israel, however, is
maintaining .regular pa-
trols at the islands which
are populated by special
sea birds and under the
supervision of the
Natural Reservations

these minimum condi-
tions will not lead to a
split in the DMC.
"We are united around
the concept of the two-
stage strategy. We know
that we cannot bring
about all the changes we
want, and the country
needs, in one try. But we
have a chance of enough
success in the first stage
to set the scene for great-
er success under differ-
ent rules of the game in a
second election."
Abir, however, is _
enough of a realist to
admit that in the present
state of political despera-
tion, anything is possible.
A weakened Alignment
might even go along with
the Likud rather than
with the DMC, although
this is considered un-
In case f the Likud's
proving hungrier for a
taste of power than the
Alignment is for retaining
it, the DMC might even
demand the premiership
in a DMC-Likud coalition.
Abir says that the
DMC's most promising
achievement has been to
add to the strata from
which it has been getting
new members.
"We have over 60
branches in kibutzim,

-Israel Yields to Pay Demands
of Engineers, Academicians

With Israel embroiled in
the toughest election
campaign of its history,
the government bought
peace on the the labor
front Tuesday but at a
very high price.
Agreements ended a
five-day strike by some
35,000 publicly employed
engineers and academi-
cians by giving in to most
of their demands. These
and anticipated demands
from other groups of pub-
lic servants are expected
to cost the treasury at
least IL 1 billion this
warned in Jerusalem that
the wage agreements
could lead to a 50 percent
inflation rate this year
rather than the esti-
mated 30-35 percent on
which the new budget
was based.
According to the offi-
cials, the proposed budget
will probably be about IL
4.5 million higher than
originally planned. Be-
cause the Knesset refused
to act on the draft budget
last month, Finance Minis-
ter Yehoshua Rabinowitz

is expected to submit a
four month interim budget
next week to tide the coun-
try over the elections.
The agreenients signed
Tuesday allow engineers
special compensation of
between IL 200 800 per
month depending upon
the level of their
academic degrees. Simi-
lar compensation was
awarded the academi-
cians, adding a total of IL
300 million to the annual
budget. The government
took this action fully
aware that it will precipi-
tate demands from other
sectors with which it will
now have to comply if
strikes are to be avoided
before the elections.
In another move to mol-
lify the voters, the reve-
nue section of the finance
ministry has revoked an
earlier regulation requir-
ing all shops and vendors
to have cash registers.
The rule affected some
20,000 shopowners but
very few have complied.
It caused strikes and dis-
content among market
vendors, grocers and
other small shop owners.

many in moshavim, and
over 800 dues-paying
members- from the Druze
community. Our weakest
point so far has been
breaking out of the image
of an affluent Rehavia-
Savyon-North Tel Aviv
party and penetrating
the Katamons, Hatikva
Quarter and other areas
of non-establishment Is-
rael. This will be our next
target. When I spoke to a
parlor meeting of 10
people in Katamon, I was
impressed both by their
critical questions and by
their. enthusiasm for the
same political aims which
move us."
So far, Goell writes, the
new party's phenomenal
development has been a
piece of cake. But it is ob--
vious that this cannot
continue for long. The
first real test will come

Scientist Claims
Skull Is Bormann

SAN DIEGO — A scien-
tist says his research
shows that a skull un-
earthed at a construction
site in West Berlin in 1973
is .definitely that of Mar-
tin Bormann, Adolf Hi-
tler's top aide.
Dr. Reidar F. Sognnaes
reported to the American
Academy of Forensic Sci-
ences last week that he
has matched the .skUll
"tooth by tooth and crown
by crown" to Bormann's
dental charts.

following the DMC's in-
ternal elections. Some
will win and some — by
definition — will lose in
the first internal contest
for power. How will "the
losers" contend with a
first defeat? There is no
ready-made answer. One
will simply have to wait
and see.
The party's founders
have agreed to stress the
centrality of domestic is-
sues and the basic need fOr
change, while developing a
formula for reledating the
potentially divisive "ter-
ritories for peae" issue to
the background.

This is all well and good
in theory; but how will
the DMC, with its very
different . constituent
elements, handle this
issue if, as a result of ex-
ternal developments and
pressures, an . urgent,
non-formula-position is
called for? Again, no one
can yet give' a definite


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