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April 13, 1979 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-04-13

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34 Friday, April 13, 1919


Soviet Official: 'Jewish Problem' Solution
Will Follow 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

Soviet official warned in
Moscow that there would be
a "solution of the Jewish
problem" after the end of
next year's Olympic Games







in Moscow.
Konstantin Zoltov, an of-
ficial of ovir, the organiza-
tion which processes exit
visas ; gave the warning to
Alla Smuliansky who, with
her husband Mark, has
been trying to leave for Is-
rael for the past nine years.
According to a British vis-
itor to. Moscow, who re-
turned to London, Alla went
to the ovir office on receipt
of an official invitation ad-
dressed-to her husband. Zol-
tov told her that despite a
threat by her husband to
kill himself outside the
Kremlin, the -couple would
never be allowed to leave
the country.

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is not GOOD YOMTOV! It's not SHALOM!
It's not even A ZIESSEN. PEISACH! It's


That's right! The way FARM MAID greets the Jewish
Community on Passover is by going out of its way to
make a host of foods KOSHER FOR PASSOVER UNDER
one single penny more than their normal price! Can you
think of a nicer way to say •


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of Rabbi Jack Goldman

A few of the other re-
fusniks would be allowed
to emigrate before the
Olympics but the others
would go on a long jour-
ney to a place they would
not like, and after the
Games "we will solve the
Jewish problem," Zoltov
Shortly after this inter-
view, the Smulianskys ar-
rived in a distraught state
at the hotel where some
British tourists were stay-
ing and described to them
what had happened.
Smuliansky lost his job as
a metallurgical engineer
nine years ago. He has since
had a series of progressively
lower paid jobs and is now a
night watchman on a build-
ing site earning 65 rubles a
month. His wife, a former
Intourist guide, now
coahces students in modern
Zoltov's statement is seen
as the latest sign that the
Soviet authorities plan to
clear as many dissidents as
possible from Moscow dur 7
ing the Olympics to prevent
embarrassment to the re-
gime while so many foreign
tourists are • present.
Smuliansky was among
Jewish activists imprisoned
during President Nixon's
visit to Moscow in 1972.
In Washington, the
Carter Administration,
noting the continuing in-
crease in Soviet Jewish
emigration, is consulting
with key members of
Congress'on lifting trade
barriers with the Soviet
Union but says it has not
reached a decision on
specific measures.
Whether and when the
U.S. should extend "most
favored nation" treatment
to the Soviet Union, now
barred by the Jackson-
Vanik Amendment to the
Trade Act, arose at the
State Department after the
National Conference- on
Soviet Jewry reported that
4,418 Jews reached Vienna
during March, a record
number for any month. The
previous high was 4,408 in
October 1973. That was the
record year in Soviet Jewish
emigration when 35,000
Jews were allowed to leave.
Meanwhile, a detailed
new report by Kiev re-
fuseniks was released by
the Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry and Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews as
"The Ghost of Babi Yar."
Using the Kiev situation as
an example, the Jews report
• "From now on, an exit
application form is not to be
filled out by the applicant
but must be completed by a
district lawyer, resulting in

Happy Passover




South of Maple



ft •

Mon. thru Sat., 8 to 6 p.m.
SUNDAY 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

long lines at their offices."
• Only five-ten exit ap-
plications are accepted per
week at the emigration
• "The most powerful
control. valve" is the
authorities' refusal to de-
liver invitations from Is-
rael, whose possession is the
requisite first step in the
application process.
• Applicants are refused
if their parents object to
their departure or if a fam-
ily member is not Jewish.
• Young Jews are re-
fused on the grounds that
leaving their parents .con-
stitutes' "separation of
families." Draft-age males
cannot even apply, and are
told they must first serve in
the Red Army.
• Families are refused on
the grounds their relatives
in Israel "are too distant in
• Other applicants are
denied exit on the grounds
their realtives in the USSR
have "state secrets."
• The KGB intimidates
and harasses Jewish ac-
tivists in Kiev-. Attempts
were made to recruit re-
fuseniks as KGB agents.
In New York, Reps.
Elizabeth Holtzman and
Stephen Solarz and New
York City Council
President Carol Bellamy
'marched with hundreds of
youths in the fifth annual
walk-a-thon sponsored by
the Student Struggle far
Soviet Jewry:
hi a related develop-
ment, Benjamin Levich, ,a
Jewish chemist who emi-
grated to Israel from the
Soviet Union last year,
lost his status as a corre-
sponding member of the
Soviet Academy of Sci-
ences, who adopted a
new rule to automatically
expel from its ranks any
scientist officially strip-
ped of Soviet citizenship
for political reasons.
Dissident leader Andrei
Sakharov, a Nobel Peace
Prize winner, who is a full
member of the academy
may become a victim of the
new rule.
Trapeznikov, a protege of
President Leonid Brezhnev,
was denied full member

An Uneasy Truce

Israeli President Yitzhak
Navon says that Israel and
the Diaspora have an un-
easy truce between them,
rather than a free and open
He said Israelis do not
come to grips with the two
problems Navon believes
are overriding: the number
of Jews in the Diaspora who
will remain 'Jews and will
Israel be the only Jewish
community left?

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York to Tel Aviv.

U.S. Visa Help Is Sought
for Iran Jewish Students

WASHINGTON (JTA) — cially concerned about the
Rep. Anthony Beilenson precarious situation facing
(D-Calif.) has urged Attor- Iranian Jews who believe
ney General Griffin Bell to they may be persecuted as a
enable Iranian Jews in the religious minority if they
U.S. to extend their stay return to Iran at this time."
and receive permission to
Meanwhile, Jews in
work "until the situation in
have enough
their country becomes more
wine for
Beilenson said that Passover. Rabbi Wolfe
"many Iranian citizens, Kelman, executive vice
president of the Rabbinical
especially Iranian. Jews,",
are in "a genuine dilemma Assembly, said he received ■ 166‘
about what - action to take this assurance when he
when their visitor or stu- spoke by telephone to Rabbi
dent visas expire. They are David Shofet, Teheran's
law-abiding people who do Chief Rabbi.
Kelman said that S
not wish to break U.S. law
by accepting employment, declared that life for I
but are unable to receive Jews is normal -arid that
money from home until they have an "'adequate"
events in Iran stabilize."
supply of local matza and
He said he was "espe- wine for Passover.

Israel Nixes UN Study Unit

UNITED NATIONS settlements in the occupied
(JTA) — Yehuda Blum, Is- Arab territories since 1967,
rael's UN ambassador, has including Jerusalem."
informed the president of
Blum told the council
the Security Council, Am- president that Israel op-
bassador Ole Algard of poses the commission be-
Norway, that Israel will not cause it was set up "with the
permit the entry and will aim of subverting the on-
not cooperate with a Secu- going peace process in the
rity Council commission set Mideast." Israel's position
up to investigate Israeli set- was also motivated, Blum
tlements. in the occupied declared, by the sobering
experience it had with prey-
Algard had announced ious 'Tact-finding" commis-
the appointment of Bolivia, sions in the Mideast.
Portugal and Zambia to the
three-member commission
More than 200 men and
which was established by a women serve as volunteers
Security Council resolution for the Jewish Family Serv-
on March 22 "to examine ice, a member agency of the
the situation relating to the Jewish Welfare Federation.


Bnai David Sisterhood Sets
43 r - d Annual Donor Lunch

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Preparing for the 43rd annual donor luncheon
sponsored by the Cong. Bnai David Sisterhood, are,
front row, from left: Irene Light, donor ticket chair-
man; and Pat Shanbom, reservation chairman; and
back row, from left: Barbara Traison, president; Jen-
nie Solomon, ad book chairman; and Violet \ Abram-
son, overall donor chairman and first vice president.

* * *

Cong. Bnai David Sister-
hood will hold its 43rd an-
nual donor luncheon April
25 at the synagogue.

president, announces that
Donor Day will start at 10
a.m. Boutiques featuring
jewelry, hand-made quilts,
books, make-up demonstra-
tions, home accessories and
gift items from the sister-
hood gift shop will be fea-
tured. Following the noon
luncheon, there will be a
fashion show.

Violet Abramson is over-
all donor chairman. Irene

Light is ticket chairman
and Pat Shanbom is reser-
vations chairman. B
Sherizen is publicity c
man. Jennie Solomon is ad
book chairman assisted by
the following: Betty Silver-
farb, Blanche Brant, Helen
Silverman, Bess Levin, Be-
rtha Levine, Madeline
Bocknek, Renee Rose,
Sarah Levine, Bertie Si-
mons, Sophie Berman, Eve
Herman and Laura Cole.
For tickets or information
contact: Ms. Shanbom,
626-8515; Ms. Light, 545-
0913; or the synagogue
office, 557-8210.


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