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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-02-09

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New Mideast Peace Talks Expected Soon But U.S. Favors Egypt

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The State Department confirmed Tuesday that the U.S.
has invited Israel and Egypt to a new round of high-level talks in an effort to resume the
peace treaty negotiations that have been deadlocked since November. The State De-
partment's chief spokesman, Hodding Carter, said the invitation was for a meeting "in
the near future." Presumably it was extended by President Carter to Premier Menahem
Begin of Israel and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt to send their top-level negotiators to
Reports from Jerusalem quoted authoritative sources as saying that the principals

West German
Statute of
Must Be Extended!
Criminals Must
t Go Unpunished

in the new round of talks will be Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan, Prime Minister
Mustapha Khalil of Egypt and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. This was confirmed by .
The ministerial level talks, which some sources said could begin as early as
next week, seemed to rule out any chance of a second Middle East summit
conference between Begin, Sadat and Carter. President Carter said last month
that he would "not hesitate" to call a new summit meeting under the right

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rnmentary, Page 2

A Weekly Review

f Jewish Events

Reject Prejudice

Community Cannot
Condone Slumbering

Editorials, Page 4

VOL. LXXIV, No. 23 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833 $12.00 Per Yea .r: This Issue 30c

Feb. 9, 1979

Heavy Pressure on Germany
To Continue War Crime Trials

Far East to Mideast

The 102 Vietnamese "boat people" who recently
arrived in Israel are shown coming off the El Al jet
which brought them to Israel from Manila. The Viet-
namese refugees were greeted by Israeli dignitaries
and the 68 Vietnamese who were admitted to Israel
last year.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nineteen representatives of the Catholic
Church, the National Council of Churches and the American Jewish com-
munity on Tuesday asked West German Ambassador Berndt Von Staden to
urge his government to continue prosecution of Nazi war criminals as "a
moral obligation and a warning to neo-Nazis all over the world." The German
parliament is scheduled to debate the issue in April.
The appeal was part of a world-wide campaign in which Nazi-hunter
Simon Wiesenthal has, figured prominently. German officials have been
deluged for five months with post cards quoting Wiesenthal's pleas for an
extension of the statute of limitations on Nazi war crimes, due to expire on
Dec. 31.
Followi rig the airing of the four-part NBC-TV series "Holocaust" in Germany in January, Wiesent-
hal's Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna, Austria has been swamped with tips on Nazi war criminals.
The Washington delegation was led by Theodore R. Mann, chairman of the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory Council and the Conference of Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations. He declared that "the mere passage of time is not enough to wipe the slate
clean for those war criminals still not brought to justice."
The delegation asked the West German government to be permitted, under law, to Continue prosecu-
tion "in memory of the 11 million innocent people murdered including six million Jews, but also in the
name of current and future generations of Germans who will at least be able to say that their country did all
it could to atone for the tragic years of the Hitler regime."
The delegation also requested that the West German Ministry of Justice accelerate its efforts of
investigation, apprehension and trial of war criminals. Many of the cases, it said, have dragged on for
Mann told the ambassador that the manifestations of neo-Nazism in West Germany and elsewhere
"make it all the more imperative" to extend the time limit "lest these forces be encouraged to try again."
Staden pointed out that the statute of limitations, in the West German criminal code since
1851, places a limit of 20 years for murder and other capital crimes. This time limit was extended
for another 10 years in 1969.

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ADL Documents 10 Years of PLO Terror;
Repudiates Andrew Young's Statement

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Making public a 10-year chronology of terror by the Palestine Liberation Organization,
the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith last week called upon President Jimmy Carter to repudiate the attempt by
United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young to lay the groundwork for American recognition of the PLO and support of
kik implication for regular UN membership.
E. Greenberg, national chairman of the ADL, said the exhaustive investigative report of worldwide PLO
under and hijacking compiled by ADL called for "United States action to outlaw the terrorist organization instead of
euphemisms describing the Arab killers as 'moderate.' "
Recalling that the President on Sept. 23, in Pittsburgh, compared the PLO to the Ku Klux Klan, the American
Nazis and the Communist Party, Greenberg queried whether Ambassador Young's statements in a magazine inter-
view on Jan. 16 were a trial baloon foreshadowing a change in policy by the Administration.
Greenberg went on to say that the bloody record of PLO crimes not only against Israel but against the
peoples of many nations should persuade the Carter Administration to evict their representatives from
these shores, close down PLO offices in Washington and New York City and move forthwith for the
organization's 'ouster from the United Nations.
According to the study, Arab terrorists from Sept. 1, 1967, to Dec. 31, 1977, were responsible for 865 incidents that
left a trail of deatk, bloodshed and mayhem across six continents.
Statistical tables compiled by the ADI, investigators disclose that during this period, the terrorist group killed a
total of 1,1:i1 men, women and children — an average ofone person every three days — wounded and maimed another
2,471 people and detained 2,755 as hostages.
• Seven terrorist incidents occurred per month, about one every four days;
• One vict . ri was killed every- three days, about nine a month;
• Two people were injured every 2'4 days, approximately 20 per month;
• Two hostages were kidnapped every two or three days, approximately 22 per month:
Greenberg stressed that the report makes clear that "absolutely no one anywhere is safe from PLO murder and
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Irving Shapiro Appointed
Sinai Executive Vice Pres.

Sinai Hospital's board of trustees have named vice
president-administration Irving A. Shapiro to the position
of executive vice president of the hospital, effective April 1.
Dr. Julien Priver, whom he succeeds, and who has held this
position for nearly 28 years, will rennin in an advisory
capacity until Nov. 30, when he will retire.
Shapiro joined Sinai's
staff in January 1970, as an
assistant administrator and
two years later was ap-
pointed associate adminis-
trator. In May 1976, Shap-
iro was named adminis-
trator and was responsible
for the overall operational
administration of the hospi-
tal until he became vice
slightly more than one year
A native of Grand Rapids,
Shapiro is a graduate of
Michigan State University
and earned his master's de-
gree in business administ-
ration from George
Washington University.

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