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February 17, 1978 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-02-17

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WJC Leader
Denies Backing
U.S. Pressure
Against Israel

Sadat's Demands
and the Israeli
Role of
Sovereignty
and Absolute
Right to Exist

Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan told the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that U.S.
Jewish leaders must refrain from any attempts to act as go,
between or mediator between Israel and Egypt. He said Is-
rael's future and security can only be handled by Israel.
Dayan also told an Israel Bond audience last week that the U.S.
will pressure Jsrael to make concessions to the Arabs.

At the same time, Israel's United Nations ambassador, Chaim
Herzog, urged U.S. Jewry to remain united with Israel to strengthen
Israel's chances of achieving a Middle East peace settlement.

HE JEWISH. NEWS

LA Weekly Revietu

ommentary, Page 2

VOL. LXXII, No. 24

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Philip Klutznick, president of the World
Jewish Congress, strongly rejected a report on Israel Radio that he
' had advised the Garter Administration to persuade Israel to be more
flexible in the Middle East negotiating process.
Klutznick, a former U.S( Ambassador to the United Nations who
has served several national Jewish organizations in leadership
capacities, was responding to a broadcast last week which claimed
that he had suggested that Carter "show Sadat that the U.S. could
influence Israel in order to preserve U.S. credibility." The original
report and a firm denial by Klutznick were carried by Israel Radio
and television over the weekend.

of Jewish Events

A Salute to the
29th World
Zionist Congress,
the International
Jewish Parliament

Editorial, Page 4

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Israel Remains Conciliatory
Despite U.S. Arms Sale Plan

Red Cross Official Lashes
Nazis' Victim Distortion

GENEVA (JTA) — The president of the International Committee for
the Red Cross (ICRC), Alexander Hay, charged that neo-Nazi elements
are misusing and misqUoting the ICRC in an attempt to show that the
figure of six million Jews killed in concentration camps during World
War II was a gross exaggeration by the victorious Allied powers.
He said neo-Nazi elements active in West Germany and Britain are
trying to discredit the charges of genocide against the Nazi regime.
Their object "is to whitewash the National Socialist system in wartime
Germany," he said, and their "machination initiated years ago has
gone so far that the ICRC is now entangled in its mesh."
According to Hay, these propagandists utilize "statistics
wrongly attributed to the 'International Red Cross' and quota-
tigns, distorted or truncated, from the report of the ICRC ac-
tivities during the Second World War."
Hay cited several "specious pamphlets" in circulation today with
such titles as "The Myth of the Six Million" and "Did Six Million Really
Die?" He said "this propaganda is having some effect. More and more
readers of these pamphlets write the ICRC, most of them in the hope
that they will receive confirmation of their opinion that after the war
Germany was the victim of a smear campaign."
Hay said the ICRC wanted to make it clear that it has never pub-
lished or compiled statistics of the kind falsely attributed to it. He
explained that ICRC delegates were given access to only a few concent-
ration camps and then only in the final days of the war and therefore
could not have obtained data for such statistics. "The work of the.ICRC
is to help war victims, not to count them," he said.
The Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam warned of a resurgence
of neo-Nazi organizations in Britain, and France, as well as West
Germany
Meanwhile, an official of the Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council in St. Louis said that the JCRAC has voted to
quarantine a proposed Nazi march on the city's south side, plan-
ned in conjunction with a Nazi convention in St. Louis March 11.
Norman Stack said there are no Jews living in the area or 'along the
(Continued on Page 14i

9th Zionist Congress
ill Re-Enact Histor

.

While being re-enacted, history will continue in the
process of prophetic fulfillment when the 29th World
Zionist Congress opens in Jerusalem on Monday.
Dr. Theodor Herzl, the creator of the political Zionist
movement, is shown in the accompanying photo as he
opened the Second World Zionist Congress in Bdsle, Swit-
zerland in 1898.
To the right of Dr. Herzl is Dr. Max Nordau, the
world famous author, physician and psychiatrist,
who was among the most consistent and most promi-
nent of Herzl's supporters. -
Local delegates to the 29th Congress will include Herut's
Steven Goldin, Detroit president of the United Zionists-
Revisionists; Labor delegate Frieda Leemon, na-
tional president of Pioneer Women; Association of Reform
Zionists of America delegate Lillian Maltzer, who is presi-
dent of the National Federation of Reform Sisterhoods;
(Continued on Page 7)

JERUSALEM (JTA) Premiei. Menahem Begin told the Knesset Tuesday that he has
accepted an invitation to meet President Carter in Washington next month. Begin made the
announcement as the U.S. declared its intention of selling combat aircraft to the Arabs.
• Begin, replying to motions in a Knesset debate on the state of the U.S.-Israeli relations, urged
Carter to reconsider his plans to sell 60 F-16 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia and 50 _ F-5 fighters to
Egypt. He said that the proposed sales were a threat to the "security of Israel and the process of
negotiations."
He described the American response to Israel's request for more warplanes as "partial" and
expressed hope that additional aircraft would be forthcoming after Defense Minister Ezer
Weizman visits Washington to negotiate Israeli military purchases. The U.S. announced that it
would provide Israel with 15 F-15 fighters in addition to the 25 it already has and 75 F-16s.
The American decision to sell combat aircraft to Egypt and Saudi Arabia while
providing Israel with roughly half the planes it has requested would have serious
ramifications for the balance of airpower in the,Middle East, Israeli military sources
say. The sources said that if Israel ever entertained any ideas of abandoning the three
military air bases it established in Sinai, it would have to reconsider such a move if the
Saudi and Egyptian air forces are strengthened.
According to the sources, it is clear that the American planes would extend the air strike

(Continued on Page 16)


BULLETIN

Bomb Rips Egged Bus

On the eve of the opening of
the World, Zionist Congress the
Zionist Organization of America
has charged that ballots were
not mailed to 3,100 of its mem-
bers during the Zionist elections
in the U.S. in December.
At press time The Jewish
News learned that ZOA officials
would demand the seating of an
additional ZOA voting delegate
at the Congress because of the
discrepancy.
No further details were avail-
able.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A bomb explosion that wrecked an
Egged bus Tuesday night, killing two passengers and injuring 46,
was described by police as the worst incident of terrorist sabotage
in Jerusalem in almost two years. The dead were identified as
Katriel Blumenfeld, 42, the father of six children, and Yossi
Weismann, a student at the Hebron Yeshiva.
The Palestine Liberation Organization in Beirut claimed cre-
dit for the outrage. Police issued a warning of poskible new at-
tempts at sabotage aimed at buses. No arrests related to Tues-
day's incident were reported.
According to police, the bus left its departure point in the
northern district of Ramot at 9 p.m. more crowded than usual for
that hour. It was passing through the Gepla Quarter when the
bomb exploded, ripping through the rear . of the bus.

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