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April 06, 1979 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-04-06

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Congress. Is Tightening Purse Strings
Against Arab Opponents of M.E. Peace

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The House Foreign Af-
The focus of U.S. attention fairs Committee, acting on
on the Middle East has economic aid for the coming
shifted to Congress,
fiscal year, chopped funding
America's costs and ote
for both Syria and Jordan. It
involvement in the reduced the requested $60
Israeli-Egyptian treaty be- million for Syria to $45 mil-
came subjects of scrutiny lion and allowed $5.5 mil-
and questioning. lion in food for peace. The
In both the House and_Se- House deleted $15 million
nate expressions of dismay for Syria's Akkara irriga-
arose over the hostility of tion project.
Jordan and Syria over the
On the Administration:
Egyptian-Israeli treaty and requested $60 million in
Secretary of State Cyrus
mice . seeking Congres-- Egyptian Jew
nal approval of the Ad- m
ay Be First
inistration's continued
support for them, ran into Emgire to Israel
trouble last Thursday.
The House, authorizing a JERUSALEM (JTA) — A
security assistance pro- 70-year-old Jewish Egyp-
grain, kept the Administra- tian woman will probably
tion's requested allocations be the first Egyptian im-
for Jordan but warned that migrant to Israel, owing to
funds authorized for Jordan efforts invested on her be-
can be used "only if" half by Leon Dulzin, chair-
President Carter "deter- • man of the World Zionist
mines and certifies to the Organization and Jewish
Congress that Jordan is act- Agency Executives, and
ing in good faith to achieve various governmental
further progress towards a aides.
The woman, Leah Man-
comprehensive peace set-
tlement in the Middle East delbaum, comes from a re-
and that the expenditure of nowned family in Alexan-
such funds will serve the dria. She remained in Egypt
process of the peace in the ,despite the fact that most of
Middle East," her family lives now in
The House sent a bill to Jerusalem beepiise of a
the Senate that provideS promise she made to her
for Israel to have $1 bil- brother before his death
lion in military assistance that she would rebury him
and Jordan to get $121.3 in the Holy Land. Once
million' made up of $90 Egyptian President Anwar
million in military sales Sadat's peace initiative be-
credits, $30 million in gan, Rabbi Simha Kook of
grant aid, and $1.3 mil- Rehovot wrote-to the elderly
woman, telling her she
lion in training funds*.
could leave her brother's
* * *
bones behind. She, however,
Riegle - on Peace refused.
The affair reached the
U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle
(D-Mich.) issued the follow- ears of Duliin, who prom-
ing. statement on the sign- - ised the woman's relative,
ing of a peace agreement be- Dr. Moshe Mandelbaum,
tweenIsrael and Egypt: member of the Jerusalem
"To the Israeli people, the Municipal Council, that he
Egyptian-Israeli peace would take up the issue
treaty is a step toward their' with the Egyptians during
long-cherished goal of peace his present visit to Cairo;
in the Middle East. We can - and that he would bring her
now realistically hope — to Jerusalem as the first
after five wars in 30 years — Egyptian immigrant to Is-
that the children of Israel_ rael.
will no longer have to pro- -
tect their homeland against
Passover Film,
Egyptian troops.
"Jimmy Carter, together Game, Cassette
with Prime Minister Begin
Are Available
and President Sadat, have
NEW YORK — A disap-
achieved the greatest dip-
lomatic breakthrough since pearing afikoman and the
the founding of the Jewish songs of Passover highlight
state, and they have my a wide variety of print and
support, gratitude and audiovisual materials for
Passover produced by the
"The final recognition Board of Jewish Education
by Egypt of Israel's sov- of Greater New York's BJE
liteignty the
establish- Press.
Among them are the film,
ent of diplomatic rela-
tions and the essential "Ha'Afikoman," the "Seder
security arrangements to Melodies" cassette and
protect Israel's boiders "Route to Freedom," a game
serves the strategic and of escape from the Soviet
moral. interests of Union.
Individuals interested in
America as it does those
a full listing of BJE
of Israel and Egypt.
"I feel confident that the Passover materials, or who
Congress will support the want additional informa-
President's legislative re- tion about any of the mate-
quest for military and eco- rials mentioned, should
nomic aid, to Israel which is contact Frada Harel,
vital to the success of this Passover Materials, Board
treaty, and to the continued of Jewish Education of
search for a comprehensive Greater New York, 426 W.
peace settlement in the 58th St., New York, N.Y.,
Middle East."

"Rightous among the na-
tions" refers to --
those gen-


Friday, April 6 1979 39

tiles who have shown com-
passion towards Jews.

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gress, including the "direct
economic aid for Jordan, the
and indirect costs" to the
House eliminated the
U.S. in aid to Egypt and Is-
Maqarin Dam fund because
of Jordan's slowness on the - rael; the roles of the Soviet
Union, Iran and Turkey
project and set aside the
against Israel; and whether
projected allocation of $38
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million for it.
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Rep. Clarence Long (D-
will be "tempted to draw the
Md.), the chairman of the
oil noose tightly around the
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House appropriations sub-
committee, said that "the U.S. and, more importantly,
gut feeling" of Congressmen
is "why should peace cost
more than war" and why is
the military cost increased
"because there is peace?"
Vance replied that "in the
long run we will save
money. In the short run, we
have to pay for the long run
Apprehension over the
Egyptian-Isreali treaty
has been voiced by Sen.
Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) in a
Senate speech and again
by Sen. William Proxmire
(D-Wis.). "As a Senator
who opposed the arms
sales package to Saudi
Arabia, Egypt and Is
rael"_ a year ago, Prox-
mire said, "I feel com-
pelled to oppose any new
round of weapons ac-
cumulation in the Middle
East — even if tied to and
tustified. by the peace
"Impressive as the treaty
is," major questions involv-
ing Syria and_the rest of the
Arab world are "already
eroding the stability of the
agreement," Helms added.
"The treaty may not be a
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