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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-09-02

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THE JEWISH :NEW 'S

Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle commencing with the issue of.lnly ?o. 1951

Member American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, Michigan Press Association. National Editorial Associal:, n.
Published every Friday by The Jewish News Publishing Co., 1751r, \v. Nine Mile, Suite
Southliel.l. Mich. 1s075.
Second-Class Postage Paid at Southlield.•Nlichigan and Additional Mailing Offices. Suhscription SI

PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
Editor and Publisher

CARMI M. SLOMOVITZ

DREW LIEBERWITZ

Business Manager

Advertising Manager

ALAN HITSKY, News 1-2clitor...11EIDI PRESS. 1,4si,tant New, Editor

Sabbath Scriptural Selections

This Sabbath, the 20th day of Elul, 5737; the following scriptural selections will be read in our synagogues:

Pentateuchal portion, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8. Prophetical portion, Isaiah 60:1-22.

Candle lighting, Friday Sept. 2, 747 p.m.

VOL. LXXI, NO. 26

Page Four

Friday, September 2,1977

Echoes of the Munich Insanities

Riots stemming from supernationalists'
ranks in England have resulted in beatings on
the streets of London and confrontations be-
tween rightists and leftists.
Because much of it has been linked to the eco-
nomic erosions in Great Britain and the fact
that several of the victims of onslaughts are
Jews, the retainers of memories of the
Holocaust now warn that the symptoms of ra-
cialism and hatreds resemble those of the Hit-
ler days.
Perhaps the anti-Semitic trends on the cam-
puses of British universities cause sub-
stantiation of these concerns. The anti-Semitic
evidences on the campuses undoubtedly are the
making of Arab propaganda. Nevertheless,
these prejudices are too often akin to the more
expansive anti-Semitic discriminations.
A research study of the conditions existing on
British campuses conducted by a London
writer, Mark Segal, revealed the following:

Only 3,000 of an estimated 10,000 Jewish col-
lege students belong to the Union of Jewish Stu-
dents. The National Union of Students has
600,000 members. There are an estimated
15,000 Arab students on British campuses.
Since October, 1976 there have been 27 debates
on British campuses on the Arab-Israel issue.
Eight of these debates adopted pro-Israel reso-
lutions, seven adopted pro-Arab motions, while
the rest defeated anti-Israel resolutions.
The developing menace to decency and jus-
tice on the British campuses should create
watchfulness on campuses in other lands. The
unfortunate spread of Arab propaganda, in this
country as well as in Canada, makes the threat
from the Arab students a spreading danger to
the student comradeship that is so vital to nor-
malcy in educational institutions. Once again
there is a call for vigilance—against the new
development affecting the youth of many na-
tions.

Washington, Beirut : Inconsistencies

Only a few hours apart, President Jimmy
Carter and PLO spokesmen differed so drasti-
cally in their declarations on demands for Is-
raeli withdrawals from areas now administered
by Israel that the conclusions represented
serious inconsistencies.
Speaking at a press conference on Aug. 23,
President Carter reiterated what he termed as
policy that not only he but his predecessors in
the White House were pursuing in demanding
Israel's withdrawals from those areas. The
views often expressed by the President are
that the demands for Israel's abandonment of
the areas must be in accordance with UN reso-
lution 242 which recognizes Israel's right to se-
cure borders.
But in Damascus, only a day previous to the
Aug. 23 presidential press conference in Wash-
ington, Khaled al-Fahoum, head of the PLO
central committee, told New York Times corre-
spondent James M. Markham that his organiza-
tion would not endorse Resolution 242 under
any circumstances, even if it were amended to
include the term Palestinians in addition to the
references to the refugees.
Since President Carter had unquestionably
gone to greater extremes than any other mem-
ber of our government in emphasizing Israel's
duties to withdraw to 1967 lines — on Aug. 23,
responding to a reporter's question, he listed
every bit of area involved in the regrettably
created dispute — how can he justify his posi-
tion in view of the unending threats to Israel's
existence from PLO and other Arab quarters?
Let there be a confrontation of facts without
hiding behind false premises and hypocritical
promises.
Farouk al-Kaddoumi, who is introduced by
the PLO as its "foreign minister," made this
statement recently: "We accept at this stage
that we have this state on only part of our terri-
tory. But this doesn't mean that we are giving
up the rest of our rights . . . There are two
phases to our return. The first phase to the
1967 lines and the second to the 1948 lines .. .

The third stage is the democratic state of Pales-
tine."
Isn't this a clear declaration of the PLO in-
tention gradually to destroy what is the Israel
of today? Why, then, did President Carter ac-
tually draw a map of withdrawals in presenting
his views to the press of this nation? Wasn't
that treaty-writing and border-framing before
there is even a meeting of minds on the basic
issues affecting the Middle East?
There is something very contradictory in the
actions of the present Administration, and the
differences between Washington and Beirut,
whence comes the warning that PLO will not
endorse UN Resolution 242. This is most depl-
orable and it justifies the concern over the Car-
ter Administration's approaches to the Middle
East dilemmas.

Idle Talk About Peace

If ever there was cause for hopes that there
are prospects for peace in the Middle East,
they are being demolished by Arab declara-
tions of most recent days.
The PLO didn't parry with words when it to-
tally undermined UN Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim's expression of confidence in the ter-
rorists' aim to approve UN Resolution 242. The
PLO is again on record calling for Israel's de-
struction, in a resolution adopted in Damascus
last week.
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad. in a state-
ment to New York Times correspondent John
B. Oakes in Latakia, Syria, spoke many accusa-
tory words about Israel and the U.S., and in
substance gave new evidence that neither he
nor his partners in enmity towards Israel have
any intention to promote peace. He admitted in
fact that Arabs warring among themselves are
united by hatred for Israel.
What hope is there for peace under such cir-
cumstances?

1 •

`Jewish Holiday Book' Guides
Knowledge and Observance

"The Jewish Holiday Book" is a simplified title for a very impres-
sive book for children. It combines the text by Wendy Phillips Lazar
and the illustrations by Marion Behr.
Both are highly skilled and well-qualified as creators of this Doub-
leday-published book which could equally well serve as a guide for
parents in their task of giliding the youth.

Ms. Lazar has an excellent background in radio and television. hav-
ing written for the media and having directed important programs.
Ms. Behr has an equally good record asan artist who has illustrated
magazine articles in addition to her other qualifications.
"The Jewish Holiday Book" is noteworthy for its simplicity. It
reaches the young reader with the brevities that nevertheless are
marked by completeness in treating every aspect of Jewish obser-
vances.
The book st
with the Sabbath and includes all the important oc-
casions on the Jewish calendar. But it accomplishes much more. It
has recipes for every occasion and the parent will delight in the
knowledge that the child not only learns the facts about the tradition-
al Jewish observances but also is guided towards observance in the
home. in addition to the celebrations in school and synagogue. That
the child is able to apply the festival knowledge also in the home
kitchen. producing the food that relates to the occasion observed is
an addition to the ordinary marks of welcoming and observing the
festive events.
The illustrator steps in with the scores upon scores of crafts sugges-
tions. with the very many colorful pictures, with the ceremonial ob-
iects displayed to give emphasis to the notable dates in the Jewish
year of various observances.
For even, occasion there is a game. and the adherence to Jewish
traditions thus is riade delightful and impressive.
In this descriptive work the child also learns about Israel. about
the Jewish flag, about ceremonial objects that help to beautify the
home, the synagogue, the observances of festivals.
Israel's foods are not ignored and the reader learns about falafel.
Israeli salads and how to prepare them_
The author has a word to the parents. who are advised:
This book is for the child. age 8 through 12. though many projects
can be done in some \vay by children much younger_ As soon as a
child can hold a crayon or a paintbrush. he's ready to begin ! The
projects are not too difficult. not too messy. and with few exceptions.
require materials you may already have in your home. Some of the
activities will be a challenge for certain ages: some are quite
simple.
"Many crafts activities listed under one holiday can be adapted .
use on another holiday. For example. the woven place mats sugges-
ted for Yom Kippur would make lovely Hanuka gifts. a Star of David
is as suitable on Rosh Hashana as it is on Israel's Independence Day
and hanging mobiles and flower bouquets are ideal at any time.
"Youngsters love to cook! The recipes in this book are for holiday
specialties. but children can be of help in all phases of meal Prepara-
tion and table setting. Their abilities improve with age. but no mat-
ter how little they do, consider it a real contribution! And just watch
the older child beam as he shows you what he did—start to fini_sh!
They'll burst with pride when you tell aunts. uncles. and cousins by
the dozens of their part in the holiday preparations
"A child will need guidance and sometimes the help of an older
Berson. He will also want you standing by to provide attention. en-
couragement. and final hurrahs You'll all have a wonderful time! -
The book clearly adds valuably to the library of creativity for the
.Jewish child.

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