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August 25, 1978 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-08-25

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

40—BUSINESS CARDS

HOME REPAIRS

Will fix anything.
Clemen Maroge

544-7486

FURNITURE REPAIR

& REFINISHING

- Complete bedroom
dining room sets
Chair re-glueing
Caning d Rushing

RESIDENTIAL WINDOW
CLEANING
Quality Service
Free Estimates

JULIUS ROSS

TAXES & ACCOUNTING

MOVING CO., INC.

K. KENT

ances. Local and State of Michigan.

357-2674

474-8953

WRITER'S AIDE SERVICE

The Word Specialists
Advertising brochures
Company reports
Personalized resumes
557-4770
855-1259

CARPENTRY

• Rec. "Rooms
• Basement Floors Tiled
• Suspended ceilings
installed
• Stucco
• Misc. Repairs.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

eves.

865.3857

988-3871

OSBORNE
LOCAL MOVING

REUBEN
CUSTOM
PAINTING

Licensed & Insured
Very reasonable rates.

Free Estimates

Call 421-7774

542-1631

ARON SHIER - PETER FRIEDMAN

PAINTING SPECIAL:

price.

FRANK'S WATERPROOFING

559-7398

Ranches
$125 & up
Colonials ... $200 & up
5 rooms
$150 & up

836-1984

C.C. KIRBY CONST,

MOVING?
YOUNG MEN

Brick, block, stone.

With furniture van will move
you expertly at economy rates.

Free Estimates
Licensed

288-4055

TELEVISION
SERVICE

All work guaranteed
Licensed
Very Reasonable
Call HAROLD COHEN
968-7482

MAJOR APPLIANCE REPAIR

Refrigeration

Bob Mendelson

541-2239

PAINTING

Interior, exterior window wash-
ing, wall papering. Free esti-
mates. References. Work
guaranteed. Call anytime.

METRO WINDOW
CLEANING AND
HOME CARE

388-7825 or 386-5310

No job too small, no price too
big.

Experts on aluminum storms,
carpet, floor, furniture clean-
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painting, interior-exterior.
541-0278

David's Plastering
& Dry Wall

Texturing of Walls. Repairs.

557-1338

PAINTING
Interior - Exterior
Patching cracks & holes
Dry wall & plaster repairs
Wall washing
Reasonable

This Space
Reserved for
Your Ad

Call 424-8833

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when you need to think of patient care






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LL THE
FUMMOIE DOCTOR

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• Reupholstering
• Refinishing
• ChairCaning
'Our Specialty
is repairing. reglueing & reu-
pholstering dining room chairs.

CALL MARV KAY

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53—ENTERTAINMENT

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Painting service

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Insured

352-0432

Free Estimates

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Wet, damp, leaky basements
made dry. Guaranteed 18
years. Experienced -- lowest

Business or personal
Sanford Mandell, CPA

Kitchen cabinets, finishing
basements. No job too big or too
small

Specializing in Modernization -
Sewer cleaning.

CALL RON
968-4576

366-0393

A & M PAINTING &
DECORATING

CHAUFFEURING
SERVICE

PLUMBING ASSOC.
(Oak Park Plumbing)

References
Very 'Reasonable

40—BUSINESS CARDS

CHUCK'S
PAINTING SERVICE
Patch Plastering
10 years experience.
Reasonable
Work guaranteed
292-3885

Custom work, household moving,
offices, pocking, piano and appli-

Free Estimates

549-5116

40—BUSINESS CARDS



i

CALL 424-8377


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BAND

Excellent Music
For All Social
Occasions

731-6081

NY Cage Stars

TEL AVIV — Twelve

black shoolboy basketball
stars from New York City
have just concluded • a
lengthy tour of Israel dur-
ing which they met Prime
Minister Menahem Begin,
visited the Golan Heights
and West Bank areas,
prayed at the Western Wall,
drove across the Negev De-
sert in 132-degree heat,
floated in the Dead Sea,
lived on a kibutz. -
The Gauchos, most of
whom hail from Harlem and
the South Bronx, also found
time to post a 3 - 1 record
against four of the top
amateur basketball teams
in Israel.
The "cultural exchange"
trip was financed by the
Samuel Bronfman Founda-
tion under the aegis of the
United Jewish Appeal and
the New York Urban
League. The 12-day tour
was the idea of Mrs. Edgar
M. Bronfman, head of the
Gaucho Basketball Fund
and wife of the chairman of
the Seagram Co.

Friday, August 25, 1918 53

French Attitude Toward Israel

By EDWIN EYTAN

(Copyright 1978, JTA, Inc.)

PARIS — Something has

changed in France. The
government's former anti-
Israeli and pro-Arab policy
has given way to a new and
more balanced approach
while popular support for
Israel, eroded throughout
the rest of Western Europe,
is on the rise in France.
Gone are the old anti-Israeli
declarations, the "moral"
sermons and the diplomatic
initiatives which invariably
turned to Israel's disadvan-
tage.
French diplomats now try
to keep a discreet silence
when the Middle East
comes up for discussion at
the United Nations or when
the foreign ministers of the
nine European Economic
Community (EEC) member
countries meet to map out
their joint policies.
President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing and his administ-
ration no longer mention a
"Palestinian state" and
government spokesmen use
"ifs" and "buts" nowadays
when talking about an Is-
raeli withdrawal from oc-
cupied territories.
During Saudi Arabian
King Khalid's state visit to
France last May, France in
spite of its dependence on
Saudi money and oil, re-
fused to issue a joint com-
munique on the Middle
East.
The French declaration,
released just as the king
was about to leave France,
was silent on the points
which the Saudis had been
pressing, such as Israel's
withdrawal and the crea-
tion of a Palestinian state,
and reiterated France's
support of UN Resolutions
242 and 338 which Saudi
Arabia has always opposed.
Giscard himself, in a
television interview at
the time of the meeting
between Israeli Premier
Menahem Begin and
Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat in Ismailia
last December, stressed
that France's position is
fundamentally different
from that of the Arab
states. Two weeks later,
on Jan. 5, Giscard for the
first time backed the
basic Israeli stand that a
Middle East settlement
can be reached only by
the area's belligerent
countries without out-
side interventions or
pressures.
It was a far cry from
former French attempts,
mainly in the days of the
late President Georges
Pompidou, to advocate "Big
Four powers" consultations
on the Middle East.
French news media are
now openly supporting Is-
rael's case. The major na-
tional dailies as well as
radio and television sta-
tions report on Israel's
stand with sympathy and
understanding. The press
almost daily recalls that Is-
rael is the only country in
the world to help Lebanon's
Christians in their time of
.need.
More and more Fren-

chmen tend to view Israel as
"reasonable" in its demands
for security and guarantees
and Israeli Premier Begin
enjoys an unique popularity
in this formerly anti-Israeli
state. Public opinion polls
have regularly revealed a
strong, latent anti-Arab
sentiment in the French
public. While this animos-
ity has existed since the
days of the Franci-Algerian
War in the late 1950s and
early 1960s as a well-
repressed feeling, it is cur-
rently emerging more
openly.
The Arab terrorist ac-
tivities in Paris, the
shoot-outs with the
police, the French dead
and wounded, have pro-
voked a wave of anti-
Arab antagonism all over
the country. The one mill-
ion French unemployed,
over five percent of the
French total labor force,
while some two million
North African Arabs
w,ork in France, has con-
tributed to further fan
this sentiment. The popu-
lar press, often to the in-
dignation of liberal ele-
ments, including many
Jews, gives daily reports
of violence committed by
some of these Arab
"guest workers." The
Arab cause has never
been so unpopular in Fr-
ance as these days. -
France's official policy
would not have changed,
however, without the ap-
proval of Giscard d'Estaing.
It is part of his global world
conception and the role he
has set for France to play in
world affairs. Circles close
to Elysee Palace told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
that Giscard informed them
soon after his election of his
conception of the role Fr-
ance should play. The
souree3 say that it took him,
however, some two years to
crystalize his views and
start applying them con-
cretely.
This new concept became
evident earlier this year
when France intervened in
Africa, in Chad, Djibuti and
more recently when it flew
paratroopers to Zaire, the
former Belgian Congo.
French planes and com-
mando units are still
operating in Mauritania,
threatened by an
Algerian-backed "Libera-
tion Front," and French
units are serving with the
United Nations forces in
Lebanon. It all seems part of
a new concept which sees
France as the Western
country with the main polit-
ical and military responsi-
bility for the Mediterranean
world, including part of Af-
rica and the Christian Mid-
dle East.
Giscard d'Estaing be-
lieves that a medium power
like France is best adapted
to stop Soviet infiltration in
these areas. This new ap-
proach has pitched French
interests against those of
some of the more extremist
Arab states. French troops
in Chad and Mauritania are
fighting guerrilla forces
armed and trained, by

Algeria and Libya and
French troops in Djibouti
might soon have to face a
similar threat.
This situation has
shown the French that
the Arab world is actu-
ally a universe of conflict-
ing and often warring
parties. The shoot-outs in
Paris between Palesti-
nians of different organi-
zations as well as the
Palestinian attack on the
Iraqi Embassy have
helped to prove what had
been till this summer a
semi-political intellectual
speculation. Current
French policy is to try
and work out pragmatic
bilateral relations with
each of the Arab coun-
tries separately.
Israeli diplomats in Paris
are nearly unanimous in
their estimation that Fr-
ance's current Middle East
policy has drastically
changed. They are, how-
ever, divided in their
analysis of its motivation.
Some believe the change
to be strictly "tactical" and
motivated by Giscard's de-•
sire to avoid all friction with
Israel and with pro-Jewish
public opinion in America
so as to have a free hand in
Africa and possibly at a
later date in the Middle
East.
These diplomats stress
that France is going ahead
in participating in the crea-
tion of an Arab arms indus-
try in Egypt and Saudi
Arabia and increasingly re-
lies on Saudi Arabia's fi-
nancial help and promises
of increased economic assis-
tance.
French technicians are
ah eady at work in both
Cairo and Riyadh, par-
ticipating in the creation
of the industrial infras-
tructure which will turn
out in two or three years
time French-designed
Mirage 2000 combat
planes and a large vari-
ety of deadly missiles.
These diplomats believe
that the current change
in Franco-Israeli rela-
tions is only a lull.
Others, including Israeli
Ambassador Mordechai
Gazit, believe that what-
ever France's ulterior mo-
tives, the current change
can be and should be
strengthened. These dip-
lomats believe that France
is now pursuing for the first
time in 20 years a new pol-
icy in the Middle East and
that Israel should seize this
occasion to strengthen its -
relations with Paris in all
available fields.
The first available oppor-
tunity for such a reconsid-
eration of Franco-Israeli
ties will be during Begin's
expected official visit to
Paris towards the end of the
year. Israeli Foreign Minis-
ter Moshe Dayan is also ex-
pected here possibly in Sep-
tember. For both men it will
be a chance to- re-examine
the entire context of Israel's
relations with Western
Europe and France at a time
when the ties between
Jerusalem and Washington
are severely strained.

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