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November 17, 1978 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-11-17

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II M. I LI MON I Mii

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U.S. Pressure on Israel Increasing, AZF's Rabbi Miller Says

GROSSINGER, N.Y. ment to accept peace terms
(JTA) — Rabbi Israel Mil- with Egypt that would be
ler, retiring chairman of the detrimental to the long-
American Zionist Federa- range security and growth
tion, said he has "no doubt of the Jewish homeland."
that a peace treaty will be
signed" between Israel and `U.S. Jews Will
Egypt. But, he added, "Is-
rael is rightfully apprehen- Try to Avoid a
sive that it must not corn- Carter' Clash
promise Israel's future de-
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)
velopment."
Miller, in the opening ad- — Theodore Mann, chair-
dress to the AZF's fifth bi- man of the Conference of
ennial convention, told the Presidents of Major Ameri-
500 delegates that there can Jewish Organization,
* ms to be "a growing pres- said the Jewish community
e on Israel from both the "will avoid confrontation if
-- . and the State Depart- possible but not at all costs"
with the Carter Adminis-
tration over the Adminis-
tration's Middle East inten-
tions.
"My purpose," he said
here, "is to help guide the
American Jewish commu-
WASHINGTON (JTA) — nity in a way that will
A new Israeli-American in- facilitate peace in the Mid-
come tax treaty was ini- dle East with as little fric-
tialed during the fourth an- tion possible with the Ad-
nual meeting of the U.S.- ministration" and "with lit-
. Israel Joint Committee for tle or no friction with our
brothers and sisters in Is-
Investment and Trade.
Treasury Secretary W. rael" but with "as much fric-
Michael Blumenthal and tion as may be necessary to
Israeli Finance Minister achieve that goal."
Mann addressed the
Simha Ehrlich initialed the
agreement which revises American Jewish Press
the 1975 agreement. A joint Association's mid-year con-
statement issued by the two ference at the San Francisco
leaders said the new treaty Press Club.
Responding to a ques-
takes into account tax law
changes in both countries tion on the Jewish com-
since 1975 and "to encour- munity's "leverage," on
age mutually beneficial the U.S. policy, Mann re-
plied "we have much
trade and investment."
The treaty must now be more leverage than our
approved by both govern- meager population im-
plies" but "much less
ments.
Erlich delivered to Blu- than some" in the United
menthal a special States and in Israel
memorandum on economic "think.we have." He as-
assistance proposals that serted that it would be
were understood to deal "dangerous to overesti-
with U.S. aid related to Is- mate our leverage and
rael's withdrawal from stupid to underestimate
Sinai. Israel reportedly is it."
But, he added, "We are
seeking a U.S. loan of more
than $3 billion to help. cover very far from being all-
the costs of new airfields in powerful. We shouldn't kid
the Negev and related proj- ourselves, or Wahington, or
ects, and the resettlement of Israel. We can't always de-
liver." He cited as an exam-
Jewish settlers in Sinai.
The statement said the ple of the limitation of
two governments also "in- Jewish influence the Ad-
tend to negotiate an agree- ministration's victory in
ment providing for the ex- getting Congress to approve
change of information and its war planes deal with
future collaboration in the Saudi Arabia and Egypt
energy field" and will estab- last spring.
Speaking of President
lish a joint energy council to
advise the government of Carter, Mann said he is "a
friend of Israel who prob-
Israel on energy matters.
The joint statement noted ably more than anything
"accelerated examination of else wants to bring peace to
possible solutions" will be the Middle East and wanted
undertaken at the technical to do that from the moment
level regarding "difficul- he became President."
ties" that have arisen in
connection with possible Teachers Strike
u chases of Israeli items for Higher Wages
the U.S. Department of
TEL AVIV (JTA) —
fense and its suppliers.
There were no classes Sun-
day for nearly 400,000 high
school students as teachers
Memphis Aids
went on strike to support
Jewish Elderly
demands for a wage in-
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (JTA) crease.
— Officials of the Memphis
The high school teachers
Jewish Federation have re- rejected -an appeal by Edu-
ported that the Memphis cation Minister Zevulun
city council has given ap- Hammer to postpone their
proval to the Memphis action for ten days. But
Jewish Housing Develop- elementary and kindergar-
ment corporation to proceed ten teachers complied,
with an 11-story apartment' creating a split in teacher
project for the elderly. It ranks.
will be located next to the
Memphis Jewish Commu-
The tears of repentance
nity Center.
are not shed in vain.

According to Miller,
"there is a real challenge
ahead for American Jewry
and particularly the AZF, to
rally to the support of Is-
rael." This should include
"rallying gentiles as well as
Jews to the support of a
peace treaty that will be
more than mere words, im-
portant as they may be."
He expressed hope that
peace will enable the

Zionist movement to de-
vote a larger part of its
efforts to such activities
as Jewish education and
youth work, aliya and the
organization of academic
and inter-religious pro-
grams.
Also addressing the con-
vention were: Leon Dulzin,
chairman of the World
Zionist Organization; Mrs.
Charlotte Jacobson, chair-

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