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June 24, 1977 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-06-24

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20 Friday, June 27, 1977




Court Decision Allows Nazi Demonstration in Illinois

NEW YORK (JTA)—A committee of the Jewish
Chicago Jewish community United Fund of Metropol-.
leader denounced a planned itan Chicago, said that "We
July 4 march by the Nation-
respect the Supreme Court
al Socialist Party in a heavi-
decision and have always
ly Jewish-populated Chi- supported the constitutional
cago suburb for which the
rights of free speech and as-
way was cleared by a U.S.
sembly," but that "we regr-
Supreme Court ruling last
et" the 5-4 ruling.
The ruling reversed a
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Raymond Epstein, chair-
May 25 order of the Illinois
man of the public affairs
Supreme Court refusing to
• • oe.•failee*ei lift, pending appeal, a
• lower court injunction for-

bidding the National Social-

ist Party, which has head-

quarters in: Skokie, a sub-







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• •

Channel 2, quit her $80,000
per year job last week in
protest after watching Joe
Glover allow the president
of the American Nazi Party
• to
announce a "de-Negro-fi-
cation" program of Ameri-
• • can cities.

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• Glover interviewed Frank

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0 410• 000000 • ••• • ••• • • • • •• • • • • ••ii e • • • 00* Collin by telephone on the
11 p.m. newscast June 15,
following the U.S. Supreme
Court decision overturning
Illinois rulings which effec-
tively banned Nazi demon-
strations .in the pre-
dominantly Jewish city of
Mrs. -Payne, watching at
home, said she waited for
Glover to rebutt or chal-

• •

. • •


said. "I couldn't believe
what I saw."
WJBK announced the
next day that it did not
have enough time to sched-
ule an opposing expert be-
fore the newscast and said
it was sorry if the interview
had been offensive. Mrs.
Payne said she did not ac-
cept the station's apology
because it refused to admit
an error had been made.
Among the many com-
plaints made to the station
were letters from Leonard
Green, the new commander
of the Department of Mich-
igan, Jewish War Veterans,
and John Shepherd, presi-
dent of the Jewish Commu-
nity Council.

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by the U.S. government
whether to allow Israel to
buy two Boeing 747 jumbo
jet passenger planes for its
El Al Airline from U.S. aid
funds brought the spectre of
political pressure again into _
Israeli-American relations.
The State Department
however denied the delay is
politically motivated.

Israeli newspapers and
the Israeli State Radio said
officials who visited Wash-
ington before the May 17
Knesset elections were led
to believe their request
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nessee, national chairman
of the Republican Party,
sharply attacked the Carter .
Administration's Middle
East policies which, he
claimed, tended to weaken
support for Israel and to
make "Arab leaders totally
intransigent against negotia-
tions with Israel for a fair
and just peace."
Brock made his remarks

MemOrial Center
Ceremony Marks

Ground was broken Sun-
day for the Detroit area's
$1 million Memorial Center
in memory of the Six Mil-
lion Jews who perished in
the Holocaust.
A large audience heard a
number of speakers reite-
rate the theme "Lest we for-
get..." at the dedication cer-
emonies at the Memorial
Center site at 13 Mile and
few days but
the elec-
Farmington Rds. in Farm-
tion brou_ght the Liktid
ington Hills.
Party and Menahem Begin
Speakers included Eli Zbo-.
into power the decision has
rowski, president of the Or-
been postponed.
ganization of Jewish Fight-
ers, Camp Inmates and
Israelis claim the State
Nazi Victims; Gustav Ber-
Department and American
enholz, president of Cong.
Airlines oppose the pur-
Bnai David; Henry Dor-
chase. •
fman; and Rabbi Charles
At the State Department.
Rosenzveig of the Shaarit
spokesman John Trattner
Haplaytah organization.
said that senior Israeli Offi-
Zborowski called the Me-
morial Center a "pioneer-
cials on a visit to Washing-
ing and historic under-
ton in April did ask to use
taking" while Berenholz
$90 million of its allocation
cited the importance of
of $735 million in the U.S.
making sure that "the Nazi
fiscal 1977 economic sup-
crimes and the lessons of
porting assistance program
those crimes are not forgot-
to buy the two aircraft.
While the "sale is still
Dorfman said, "We are
being considered" Trattner
determined to see the proj-
said. use of aid money for
ect through because to do
acquiring commercial air-
otherwise we would be ful-
craft "is not part of the tra-
filling the wishes of those
ditional aid program." The
who perpetrated, condoned
or tolerated these despi-
aid officials. he claimed,
cable crimes against our
had told the Israelis that it
was "unlikely" the request
"Our murderers would
would be approved.
- like nothing more than for
Trattner also said that an-
the world to forget the inde-
other reason for the contin-
scribable sufferings of our
uing consideration is that. people and our commu-
the "question involves the
nities during the Nazi
possible contravention of in-
Holocaust," he said.
formal international agree-
Other participants in the
ments on export credit com-
groundbreaking ceremonies
petition in commercial air-
included Jack Waksberg,
honorary president of Shaa-
rit Haplaytah, and Nathan
He did not name the par-
P. Rossen, honorary chair-
ties to this agreement. The
man of the project.
spokesman said the way for
Plans for a tribute dinner
foreign governments to buy
honoring Rosen's work on
U.S. commercial aircraft
behalf of the Memorial Cen-
was through the U.S. Ex-
ter were announced during
port-Import Bank.
the ceremonies.

U.S. Denies Political Pressure
Is Delaying Jet Sale to Israel
Continuing "consideration"

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and confrontation.
"We and all people of
good will are opposed to
having them carry on this
activity in Skokie or any-
where else, and we regret
the decision, the very close
decision of the Supreme
Court, to permit it."
The lower court imposed
the injunction in late April
at the request of Skokie offi-
cials. The party asked the
State Supreme Court to
issue a stay to block en-
forcement of the injunction
while the party appealed

the issue through higher
The party also asked the
state high court to allow
the appeal to be expedited
but the state high court did
The U.S. Supreme Court,
declaring that the Illinois
high court should have done
one or the other.
On Monday, the Jewish
Defense League staged a
sit-in at the American Civil
'Liberties Union offices in
New York to protest the
ACLU aiding the NSP.

• •
.“) •

• • Ch. 2 Newswoman Quits Job
Republican Head Brock Says
After Station Airs Nazi's Views Carter's Policy Weakens Israel
• •
lenge Collin's remarks.
Beverly Payne, news an-
WASHINGTON (JTA )— at a reception given for
• • chorman
"My mouth flew open," she
for WJBK-TV,
William Brock of Ten- him in New York last week



urb of Chicago, from stag-
ing demonstrations.
The NSP scheduled its
July 4 march in front of the
Skokie village hall after the
U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
In his statement, Epstein
said, "The fact that these
self-acknowledged Nazis
have chosen a pre-
dominantly Jewish area in
which to demonstrate and
promote their vicious and
un-American program of
group and racial hatred is
clear evidence of their de-
sire to provike dissension

at the Manhattan apart-
ment of George Klein, a
New York industrialist who
was, with Detroit industrial-
ist Max Fisher, a coordina-
tor of the Ford election
campaign last fall.
Brock, a former U.S. Sen-
ator, was in New York for
dinner with ex-President
Ford and former Vice Presi-
dent Nelson A. Rockefeller.
He met for about two hours
at Klein's apartment with
about 75 Jewish community
leaders at what was de-
scribed as a get-acquainted
gathering. The guests in-
cluded New York State Re-
publican Chairman Richard
Another Republican, Sen.
Robert Packwood of Ore-
gon, said in a speech on the
Senate floor last week that
"suggestions" that Men-
ahem - Begin's election
"may 'stall' the peace proc-
ess (in the Middle East)
are made with ignorance or
Begin's leadership "does
not significantly change the
chances for an Arab-Israeli
peace" and Begin's policy
on the future of the West
Bank "has been shown to
be flexible."

Booklet of Jewish
Humor Printed

A new booklet has been
printed for persons who
enjoy modern Jewish
Entitled "Call Me 'Men-
del, — the booklet was corn-
' piled and published by Ema-
nuel (Bud) "Mendel" Blum-
berg. Subtitled, "It Ain't
Heavy. . . It's My Torah,"
the book contains "a collec-
tion of Yiddishkeit and
Berks County (Pa.) Record
column goodies."
A sample of Blumberg's .
humor follows:


"When a former Record
colleague was called to
serve in. . . the 'Great Ko-
rean War,' his mama
joined the farewell party at
the station. One by one fam-
ily and friends said their
goodbyes. . . as mama kis-
sed her son fondly she whis-
pered: 'Be a good boy,
Jerry — don't fight!"
The book, in English, is
read from back cover to
front cover. Persons wish-
ing to open the booklet as if
it were a regular English-
language text will be faced
with a "do not enter" sign.

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