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June 23, 1978
U.S. Not Satisfied by Israel's
Response, Hints at M.E. Role
Honorary Doctorate Citations
for Frieda and Max Stollman
Described as 'Academic Huppa'
Special to The Jewish News
RAMAT GAN, Israel — A first in academic history, presenta-
tion of honorary doctorates to a husband-wife couple, was de-
scribed here as an "Academic Huppa."
This is how the first in university affairs was described when
Frieda and Max Stollman, who are prominent in Greater Detroit
Jewish and civic affairs, each became the recipients of the degree
of Doctor of Humane Letters at the annual commencement of
Bar-flan UniVersity here on Tuesday afternoon.
The presentation was made by Dr. Joseph Lookstein, Bar-flan
University chancellor, who read this citation for the Stollmans:
"We are about to witness a unique experience. For the
first time in academic history a husband and wife will re-
ceive an honorary degree — together.
"This is a supreme symbol of genuine equality. For equality is a
form of spiritual symmetry; it is the mystical unity of two per-
sonalities fused in an ineffable bond.
"A French philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre, defined marriage as
a mathematical equation — one plus one equals one.
"The Jewish tradition, millenia earlier, saw man and wife as
two creatures divinely blended into a cohesive unity —"And they
shall be as one flesh." This is what you, Max and Frieda, repre-
"Your life together has been a beautiful lyric, a romance
of nigh 50 years. Your sons and daughter cluster about you.
Reverence and affection fill the atmosphere of your
lakeside home. Tocho resat ahava — 'The interior of it is
paved with love.'
"Every important communal activity, every institution of
learning and welfare is drawn to your house by the lake. LJJA,
Israel Bonds, JNF, every yeshiva and day school, the Allied
Jewish Campaign, all have made your home their headquarters,
the philanthropic capital of Detroit Jewry.
"You, Frieda, were the first president of the American Bar-Ilan
Women's Organization. Your charm, sagacity and inspiration
drew the women of America to our cause.
"You, Max,.gentle, kind, humble and wise, gave generously of
your counsel and substance. When a family gift was under con-
sideration it-was you who tipped the scale in the direction of more.
You and Frieda helped to make the Stollmans the First Family of
"By virtue of the authority vested in me as chancellor of
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States said Wednesday that Israel "did not fully respond" to
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The United
its questions on the future of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and it will undertake "active consulta-
tions" with both Egypt and Israel to "help the parties resume negotiations."
In an unusual written statement issued by the State Department following two days of questioning
with little substance in U.S. replies, the Carter Administration said the U.S. has "now had time to
reflect on the Israeli replies. We have also received a full explanation on the Cabinet decision from
(Foreign Minister Moshe) Dayan (in talks with Ambassador Samuel Lewis). We regret that the
Israeli replies did not fully respond to our questions. We also have been holding discussions with the
Egyptian government about its ideas on West Bank and Gaza issues," the statement added. "In light
of Israeli responses and these Egyptian views, we will now be undertaking active consultations with
both the Egyptian and Israel governments as to next steps which might be taken to help the parties,
State Department spokesman Hodding Carter, who released the statement, said he thought the
"outcome" of the new consultations should be known in the "near future." He did not rule out
possibility that either Secretary of State Cyrus Vance or special Middle East ambassador
the area soon but he again indicated that the first high-level American-Israeli
Atherton will go to
contact will come when Vice President Walter Mondale is in Israel June 29-July 2 to mark Israel's
that Mondale will be accompanied by the chief Middle East
It was -reliably reported
specialists in the White House and the State Department. This lent credence to the specula-
tion that Mondale will put forth theAmerican position to the Israelis in specific terms. The
specialists are Harold H. Saunders, the assistant secretary of state for Middle Eastern
affairs, David Aron, deputy chief of the National Security Council, and the council's Middle
East expert, William Quandt.
Monday night's 59-37 vote in the Knesset to
approve the Cabinet's replies to the American
questions represented a substantial victory for
Premier Menahem Begin and his Likud col-
NEW YORK (JTA) — Moscow Jewish activists
leagues. But the 10 abstainers and the absen-
Vladimir Slepak and Ida Nudel were both sentenced
tees seemed to reflect serious doubts on the part
to internal exile, presumably Siberia, for
of some non-opposition MKs over the course the
"malicious hooliganism" the Student Struggle for
government has chosen to follow.
Soviet Jewry and Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, who, with
reported. Slepak was given a five-year sentence and
the four Democratic Movement for Change
Miss Nudel four years.
Neither of the two had lawyers, a spokesman for
(DMC) ministers voted against the Cabinet's
the SSSJ and the Union said. He said Nudel had
formulation at its session Sunday, was the only
to enter the courtroom until her friends were
Likud member to walk out of the Knesset
allowed to witness the trial. When they were admit-
chamber before the vote. Likud MK Geulah
ted she was dragged in, according to the spokesman.
Cohen abstained in defiance of party discipline.
Slepak and his wife, Maria, were arrested June 1
She is the leader of an extremist Herut faction
by Soviet plainclothesmen who broke into their
in Likud that wants Begin to scrap his peace
apartment after the couple had displayed a banner
plan and annex outright the West Bank and the
from their balcony demanding reunion with their son
Gaza Strip. The other nine abstainers were all
in Israel. Although Mrs. Slepak was also charged
itith "malicious hooliganism" she was released after
members of the DMC.
becoming ill and no date has been set for her trial.
Weizman has come under heavy criticism
Nudel, who is known as the "guardian angel"
from Likud for his outspoken remarks during
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2 Jewish Activists
Convicted by USSR
Jewish Demonstrators Await Nazis Move in Skokie on Sunday
A spokesman for the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) of the
proceeding with its plans for a
Jewish United Fund of Chicago said the PAC was
counter-demonstration to the much-publicized Nazi march in Skokie on Sunday unless
the tiny Chicago Nazi party returns to Skokie officials its permit for the June 25 march.
Late Tuesday Federal Judge George Leighton dismissed a requirement of the Chicago
for a permit to march in Marquette
Park District for the posting of a bond by the Nazis
Park, in a southwestern section of Chicago considered racially volatile.
Frank Collin, head of the Chicago Nazis, said after Judge Leighton's decision, that the
Nazis had "gotten what we wanted" in the Leighton decision and would march in
Marquette Park July 9, cancelling plans for the Sunday march in Skokie, home of 7,000
Smerling, president of the Jewish United Fund, andsl Goldstein, a
Holocaust survivor and chairman of a PAC committee helping oordinate th a
counter-demonstration, said, "We are still proceeding with our plans for
counter-demonstration Sunday, starting at noon at Niles East High School in
Skokie. Upto this time, we have received no information from the Skokie Village
authorities that the permit for the Nazi march on June 25 has been canceled or
The PAC spokesman, asked at what point the counter-demonstration could be canceled
if the Nazis dropped their Skokie march Sunday, said the PAC was uncertain. It
noted that individuals and groups from points as distant as California reportedly were
planning to send protesters to Skokie and confusion was widespread as to whether the
momentum already was so great that it would be difficult if not impossible to stop
did cancel their Sunday
protesters from outside Illinois from going to Skokie if the Nazis
Congressmen from both major parties will participate in the counter-demonstration.
A letter circulated to the 435 members of the House by Reps. Hamilton Fish (R-N.Y.),
Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Abner Mikva (D-111.) proposed that Congressmen par-
ticipate to show "abhorrence for what Nazism represents." The congressmen will meet at
Chicago's O'Hare Airport Sunday morning and drive to Skokie, about 30 minutes away.
Rep. Fish conceived the idea for Congressional participation.
"We feel as part of the counter-rally," the three said, "Congress should be represented.
Our plan is for members to march as a group, identifiable as Congressmen. While we
recognize the scope of the exercise of First Amendment rights, we feel equally obliged to
protest this despicable undertaking and to show our abhorrence for what Nazism repre-
sents. Therefore, we propose that members wear armbands with the Star of David."