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HE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
VOL. LXXVI No. 10 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833 $15.00 Per Year: This Issue 35c
Editorials, Page 4
Nov. 9, 1979
Democrat and GOP Chairmen
Reject the PLO, Back Israel
NEW YORK (JTA)
William Brock and John White, charimen of
the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively, reiterated their
parties' commitment to a "secure and peaceful" Israel, rejected any
dealings with the Palestine Liberation Organization, and urged the
Jewish community in America to stand behind their respective parties in
the 1980 Presidential elections.
Brock and White spoke Monday night at the Jewish Community
Relations Council General Assembly at the Summit Hotel here and
answered questions from the audience.,
In another political move, it was learned that President Carter has
selected diplomatic trouble-shooter Sol. M. Linowitz, who was instru-
mental in negotiating the Panama Canal treaty, to replace Robert
Strauss as special ambassador to the Middle East.
A White House official said, however that there would be a
"transition period," the length of which still has to be worked out.
White House officials said that the President will name Strauss
chairman of his re-election campaign committee. The 61-year-old
Texan has been special envoy to the Middle East for only six
months but was unable to devote full time to that job as he was
serving simultaneously as the President's chief trade negotiator.
Democratic chairman White told the New York audience that when
the Democrats convene in NevG York next year "there will be a renewed
commitment" to Israel's security and economic prosperity. Brock, ex-
pressing the same commitment to Israel on the part of the Republicans,
said that "Israel- is essential" to America's security because Israel is
strategically important to the United States.
According to Brock, the security of Israel cannot be separated from
the global balance of power, the same way that you cannot separate the
U.S. security from the balance of power." Therefore, Brock warned, if the
U.S. is not militarily stronger it will be an "uncertain ally" to Isriel.
While White reiterated the Administration position that there will
be no U.S. dealings with the PLO until it recognizes Israel's right to exist
and United Nations Resolution 242, Brock said that the "increasing strength" of the PLO in the
international arena is due, in part, to the fact that this nation (the U.S.) did not speak clearly on the
issue" of not dealing with the "terrorist" PLO. He added that it seems to him that "there has been
enough contacts" with the PLO already on the part of Carter Administration officials.
White retorted to that by referring to a report published by a private panel, the Atlantic
Council, suggesting informal U.S. contacts with the PLO. White said members of the panel
were mostly Republicans from former administrations.
Asked about the issue of Jerusalem, White said he believed the Democratic Party will include in
its platform of 1980 a commitment to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as
it did in the party's platform of 1976.
Brock rebutted by pointing out that the Carter Administration has pressured Canada not to
move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He said his feeling is that if the Israelis want
Jerusalem as their capital they should be the ones to decide it.
Meanwhile, political analysts in Washington speculated that the, replacement of Strauss by
Linowitz indicated that President Carter will not attempt to take the "hard decisions" in the Middle
The Detroit Jewish Book Fair opens at 8 p.m. Saturday
at the main Jewish Community Center. For a complete list
of the week-long Book Fair events, see Page 7.
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The New Left Flirts With Israel's Enemies
Teachers, UHS Settle
By ROBERT ST. JOHN
Special to The Jewish News
WASHINGTON — It was a nice wedding, except that the bride didn't show up.
For three days last week hundreds of Israelis and American Jews, plus a scattering of other
people, listened to speeches about peace in a large hotel ballroom a mile or,two from the White
House, sponsored by an Israeli magazine with an iconoclastic political slant. Most of those
present were dedicated to the proposition that the PLO should be recognized, or at least made a
part of the peace negotiations, or at least talked to.
However, the PLO spokesmen who had been invited to the ballroom never appeared. And if
there were any Arabs among the 700 people at the opening session they were lost in the crowd.
And of the 31 speakers at the various sessions, only five were Arabs.
Nahum Goldmann, former president of the World Jewish Congress, was not pre-
sent because, the chairman announced, he had broken a leg. Mendes France, former
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Negotiations between United Hebrew Schools and its
teachers, which began in the spring of 1978, were suc-
cessfully concluded Oct. 19. The new contract covers the
1978-1979, 1979-1980 and 1980-1981 school years, with the
teachers receiving basic salary increases of seven percent,
six percent and seven percent, respectively, for those years.
In addition, the teachers will receive a one percent
bonus during this school year. The contract also defined
sick leave benefits and tenure policies and the UHS agreed
to pay the entire cost of health insurance premiums.
According to Rose Kay, president of the United He-
brew Schools board, "The negotiating process does work,
even though it sometimes take a little longer.",
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