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March 10, 1978 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-03-10

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THE jEsiiii 3ii NEWS

Women's Phonogift Will Spur Allied Jewish Campaign

The World
Zionist Congress:
and Vignettes

Commentary, Page 2

A ‘Veekly Review

of it-wish Events

The Community's
Dedication to
Israel's Needs
Through the
Allied Jewish

Editorials, Page 4

VOL. LXXIII, No. 1 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833 $12.00 Per Year: This Issue 30' March 10, 1978

Community. Groups Planning
Holocaust Studies, Nazi Rally

Begin Defiant Over U.S.
Interpretations of 242

Detroit's Nazi bookstore, under fire from religious, labor and community groups, as well as its
.landlord, has spurred an inter-faith group and the Detroit Federation of Teachers to call for increased

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Menahem Begin re-affirmed
in the Knesset Wednesday that Israel remains committed to
United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 and continued
to state that there is no contradiction between the resolution and
his peace plan. But Tuesday night, in an emotional appearanfe
before the Likud Knesset faction, Begin insisted that Isrd'el
would stick to its own interpretation of 242 even if it is not shared
by the rest of the world.
The Begin government's contention that the resolution does
not oblige Israel to make. territorial withdrawals from the West
Bank looms as a possible subject of confrontation between Begin
and President Carter when they meet at the White House next
An American official, traveling with Assistant Secretary of
State Alfred Atherton, said in Israel Tuesday that Washington
"feels the positions of governments on international documents
should, if possible, be consistent" and therefore Israel should
abide by the interpretation of 242 applied "universally" in the
past by the nations that sponsored it and by those states that
accepted it, which includes Israel. The official said that Israel's
current position denying the applicability of 242 to the West
Bank was one of the "underlying problems" in the way of a joint
declaration of principles acceptable to Egypt and Israel.
He added, however, that Egypt's demand for an Israeli
commitment to total withdrawal from the occupied ter-
ritories also constituted a key obstacle since Israel would
not accept it and the U.S. would not support such a demand.
The official indicated however that 242 would be the focus
of attention in the Carter-Begin talks tv.hich, he said, would
be "frank and thorough."
Although Begin reportedly reached an understanding with the
(Continued on Page 8)

The rally has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of Local 600 of the United
Automobile Workers, 10550 Dix Ave., Dearborn. Speakers will include Tom Turner, presi-
dent, Metropolitan Detroit AFL - CIO Council; Mary ann Mahaffey of the Detroit City Council,
John Shepherd, president, Jewish Community Council; Mary Ellen Riordan of the Detroit
Federation of Teachers; Fr. Clement Kern, Catholic Archidiocese of Detroit; Alice Jennings,
Black Legal Alliance; and Bard Young, UAW international executive board.

education about the Nazis.
In addition, a community-labor coalition is sponsoring a mass, public rally on Sunday in Dearborn,
to be followed by a police-escorted motorcade down Vernor Hwy. past the Nazi headquarters.

The sponsoring group represents 10 union locals and more than 20 neighborhood and community.

Ch. 56, Jewish Units
Try to Clear the Air

As The Jewish News went to press, a meeting was being
held by representatives of the Jewish Community Council,
the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith, Michigan Reg-
ion — Women's American ORT and James Christianson,
station manager of Channel 56.
The meeting was called at the request of executive com-
mittee of the Jewish Community Council, according to
president John Shepherd, "to try to resolve the differences-
of opinion and move on from there."
In January, Ch. 56 broadcast an interview with Nazi
representatives on a black news program after announcing
a similar program would not be aired. The station has been
accused of deceiving the public, some workers for its fund-
raising auction have quit and some merchants have refused
to donate goods to the auction following the incident.
The matter had been scheduled to be discussed at the
quarterly Ch. 56 board meeting next Wednesday.

The Nazis will be in court Wednesday
morning to fight an eviction threat by
their landlord, Edward. Bullock. In his
complaint in Common Pleas Court, Bul-
lock said the Nazis rented the store as a
printing business.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Federation of
Teachers has asked the Detroit Board of
EdUcation to add a special resource unit on
"The Holocaust: The Jewish Ordeal in
Nazi-Occupied Europe" to the social
studies curriculum for high school stu-

According to Mrs. Riordan, the re-
quest was made "in view of the current
heightened interest in Nazism, the re-
surgence of Nazi-type activities locally
and across the United States, the fact
that many present day high school
(Continued on Page 6)

All-Time Record $5,320,000 in Israel Bonds Ideology, Politics
Invested at Parlor Inaugurating 1978 Drive at Zionist Congress

Nationwide interest was attracted this week at a record-setting Israel Bond function Tuesday evening at which
$5,320,000 was invested by some 65 attendees in behalf of Israel's economic development.
David and Doreen Hermelin, whose home has become a symbol of communal activity and religious movements,
hosted the event that is becoming unforgettable in local fund-raising events.
The $5;320,000 investments were sparked when Harry Zekelmann of Windsor, president of Windsor Tube
and Metal, announced a $1,000,000 investment in Israel's economic tasks through Israel Bonds. He was
followed with similar investments by Paul Zuckerman and Irwin Green.
Eliahu Ben-Elissar, director general of the Israel Prime Minister's Office, as guest speaker, gave the major
presentation of facts regarding Israel's present status. He was joined in appeals to the gathering for continued
investments in Israel by Zuckerman, who introduced him, and David Hermelin and David (Dan) Kahn.
In his call for action, Kahn, who has been among the leaders in the Detroit Technion Society, reviewed the many
industrial accomplishments in
Israel with the aid of Israel
Bonds. He announced that the
current effort, inaugurating the
1978 Israel Bond drive in De-
troit, commences in addition to
the three $1,000,000 invest-
ments, with five centurions,
Century Club enrollees, a
number of $50,000 buyers and
65 members of the Prime Minis-
ter's Club, Bond purchasers in
amounts of $30,000 and more in
honor of Israel's 30th anniver-
Shown'at the Israel Bond parlor meeting are, from left, Paul Zuckerman,
(Continued of Page 10)
Eliahu Ben-Elissar, Irwin Green and Harry Zekelmann.

JERUSALEM — An ideological war raged here, at the

29th World Zionist Congress. For some it is Eretz Yisrael,

Medinat Israel, some the Golah, the Diaspora -. For many it
is a combination of both. For a few it is a vision of fright lest
Golah vanish and with it a major portion of the Jewish

people. Admittedly, that would be as bad for Diaspora as it

would for Israel.
Amidst these varying views there was a political strug-
gle, with a battle for seats on the World Zionist executive

and a war for power. (See Commentary, Page 2.)

Being a political movement, such Zionist manipulations
are not surprising. The most exciting session of the Con-
gress witnessed the assumption of top Zionist leadership by
Aryeh Dulzin. The chairman of the afternoon was Dr.
Joseph Sternstein,,president of the Zionist Organization of
America. What an appropriate choice! ZOA had embraced
Dulzin long ago, when he conducted a losing battle for the
Jewish Agency and World Zionist Organization chairman-
ship. It was in the years when Hadassah and the Labor
alliance controlled the movement.
Then came the revolt of last May. Menahem Begin was
given the mandate to administeD the affairs of the state of
Israel as her Prime Minister. That traditionally also means
that the conqueror of power politically in Israel also be-
comes the Zionist Taller.
(Continued on Page 5)

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