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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-01-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, January 12, 1919 25

Rep. Drinan's Letter for. Shcharansky Given to Pope

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WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Rep. Robert F. Drinan (D-
Mass.) said last week that
Pope John Paul II has re-
ceived his letter requesting
Papal intervention on be-
half of imprisoned Soviet
Jewish activist Anatoly
Shcharansky.

that act "very appropriate
because the promotion of
human rights is at the core
of my consultations with
His Holiness and the Vati-
can."

Drinan's letter to the
Pope characterized
Shcharansky's trial on
-Drinan, who is a Roman treason charges last year
Catholic priest, wrote to the as "a mockery of justice
Pope on Nov. 12. His letter and merely the most
was conveyed by Robert F. prominent event in a long
Wagner, President Carter's and continuing series of
personal envoy to the Vati-- attempts to harass and
can.
intimidate Mrs.
Drinan disclosed that he Shcharansky and other
ad received a letter from Soviet Jews and human
agner in which the envoy rights advocates" in the
stated "One of my first offi- USSR.
cial actions following pre-
Drinan .said last week
sentation of my letter of that "intervention by the
credence as the personal Pope on behalf of Anatoly
envoy of the President to the Shcharansky would be a
Vatican was to transmit convincing demonstration
your letter to His Holiness." of the Vatican's overriding
Wagner said he considered moral concern for the dig-

Audit Blasts WZO Departments

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The 21st annual report of
the comptroller of the World
_ –
Zionist Organization has
found glaring deficiencies
in the operations of the
WZO in Israel and overseas.
Hardly a department
emerged unscathed and
even the Jewish National
Fund was criticized for al-
leged irregularities in issu-
ing tenders. The JNF re-
sponded immediately that
the report failed to take note
of faults that have been cor-
o. rected. .
The report charged that
•. •
the Youth and Hehalutz
Department had vastly ex-
ceeded its approved budget
for accommodations and
tours. It spent about IL 23
million against a budget of
IL 9.4 million for fiscal
1976-77, the report said.
It also found that some
leaders of overseas youth
Pi*
groups visiting Israel
were unfit; several of
them,-in fact, were "yor
dim" -- Israelis who 'set-
tled permanently abroad
— who could hardly set
an example compatible
with the department's
aims. .
The report also cited dis-
crepancies between an ad-
vertised summer youth
project in Israel last year
and what was actually of-
fered to the disappointed
youngsters when they, ar-
rived.
The comptroller, Meir
Ben-Zion Meiry, called on
the Department for Educa-
tion and Culture in the
Diaspora to make sure that
overseas groups which in-
ii,-•.- vite Israeli educators bear
the greater part of the ex-
penses involved. The report
11 • criticized the method of
selecting teachers for over-
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seas missions. It said that
instead of implementing the
ta•
28th World Zionist Con-
gress decision to increase
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the number of teachers sent
abroad, the number has de-
. creased and general emis-
saries were sent instead.
►•
Returning emissaries
were taken to task for not
reporting on their experi-

ences. Two Jewish com
munities in Asian countries
had no education emissary
while the term of one emis-
sary was extended from two
to three years despite a
negative rating of the qual-
ity of his work.
The report accused the
Department on Jewish
Schools Abroad of lax
supervision. Only nine
qualified teachers sent by
the department now teach
in the U.S. The rest are yor-
dim, some of whom lack
formal professional train-
ing.
The report said there
was too little coordina-
tion between the WZO's
Department for Overseas
Relations and the
Foreign Ministry and be-
tween that department
and the WZO's Informa-
fion and Organization
Department. It cited lack

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nity and freedom of the in-
dividual."
Meanwhile, in Moscow,
four refusnik women,
Natalia Rosenstein, Galina
Tsirlin, Natasha Khassin
and Ludmilla Cherkassky,
demonstrated in front of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
according to the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
(SSSJ) and Union of Coun-
cils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ).
The women held signs read-
ing, "Let Us Go To Israel."
Their protest was broken up
by police in minutes, but
many foreign diplomats saw
them, the Soviet Jewry
groups said.
The SSSJ and UCSJ
also reported that Leonid
Slepak and his recent
bride have received exit
visas to Israel. Slepak's
parents, Vladimir and
Maria Slepak, have been
banished to Siberia for

of cooperation in some,
cases between WZO
emissaries and Israeli
diplomats abroad.
It charged that the direc-
tor of a project undertaken
by the Immigration and Ab-
sorption Department re-
ceived a salary and ex-
penses far above what he
was entitled to. The same
person traveled. overseas
more than 30 times without
submitting a written jus-
tification for the trips or any
report on their results.
One of the most serious
findings was an apparent
inflation of WZO member-
ship rolls. The report said
that of 1.2 million members
counted in the WZO
many were ineligible for
membership and more than
a few were deceased. The
WZO Executive will review
the report and its recom-
mendations.

five years for their immi-
gration efforts.
Former Prisoner of Con-
science Anatoly Malkin and
his wife, Luba, received exit
visas and left last Friday for
Israel. Former POC Lev
Roitburd, of Odessa, whose
emigration was promised by
Soviet officials to Sen. Ed-
ward Kennedy (D-Mass.),
was again refused last
week.
Moscow refusnik Igor
Goods has reported that he
has written over 1,000 let-
ters to the KGB in recent
months demanding an exit -
visa to rejoin his wife, Jan-
nella, who is about to, give
birth in Miami, the SSSJ
and UCSJ reported.
Members of the SSSJ
demonstrated recently at
the opening night of a
Romanian Festival of Arts
at Broadway's Beacon The-
ater. The SSSJ said
Romania has reduced
Jewish emigration to Israel
by 75 percent in the last four
years.
The SSSJ reported that
Russian immigrants now
in Israel witnessed a re-
vival of the medieval
canard alleging that
Jews are poisoning
Christians.
They said a woman
Jewish ice cream vendor in
Shaulai, Lithuania -was ac-
cused of poisoning the ice
cream and was saved from
an angry mob by police.
The woman and another

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tion of Georgians, said the
Libyan visit here is a recip-
rocal visit.
Criticism of the
President's brother by
the ADL was the second
time in recent weeks that
Billy Carter came under
fire from Lewengrub.
Last month he was slim.,
ply reprimanded by Lewen-
burg for using the term
"bastardized Jew" at a local
fund-raising dinner honor-
ing Phil Niekro, a sports
figure of Polish descent.
Carter reportedly said he
didn't know Niekro was a
"Pollack," but thought he
was a "bastardized Jew." In
both incidents, Billy Carter
declined to respond to
Lewengrub's statements.

There are 80,000 Jews in

Detroit.

dress warmly, eat the right
foods, pick good
company, work hard, be
fair with my customers,
always give them extra
value for their money .. .

"I always follow her
advice. That's why I'm the
country's top Cadillac
salesman.

'Thank you, Mother!' "

AL KLINE

Call me or write me at:

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CADILLAC

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& Tiffany

Re-Organized

BONN — The Jewish _
community of Giessen,
West Germany, has for-
mally organized again after
35 years. There are 80 Jews
in Giessen.

Jew who tried to help her
were beaten. A Communist
Party official reportedly ate
some of the ice cream in
front of the mob to demon-
strate that it was not
poisoned.
Police protected the ice
cream vendor's apartment,
but other Jewish apart-
ments in the town were
stoned.
Meanwhile, some 3,000
recent Soviet immigrants to
Israel received Hanuka
menoras and a total of
10,000 Soviet olim partici-
pated in Hanuka celebra-
tions throughout Israel
under the auspices of
CHAMAH, an organization-
of Soviet olim to help their
fellow immigrants.

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ADL Criticizes Billy Carter
for Friendly Libyan Exchange

ATLANTA (JTA) — The
Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith sharply
criticized President Carter's
brother Billy Carter, for
hosting a Libyan delegation
to Georgia and singing a
friendship agreement with
it.
Doesn't Billy Carter
know he is dealing with
representatives of a nation
which has expressed the
deepest hatred of all
America stands for, hatred
for Israel and an utter dis-
regard for human life?"
ADL's Regional Director
-Stuart Lewengrub asked,
charging that the
President's brother, by in-
viting the Libyan delega-
tion, is ignoring the
"terrorist-supporting na-
ture" of the Libyan govern-
ment.
•During a reception in At-
lanta for the Libyan delega-
tion the establishment of
the Libyan-Georgia Friend-
ship Society was an-
nounced. Billy Carter, who
visited Libya last Sep-
tember as part of a delega-

My Mother
always taught
me to . . .

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