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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Purely Commentary

PLO Crime Against Humanity:
`Why Americans Must Oppose It'

In the weekly magazine, The Review of the News,
published in Belmont, Mass., its contributing editor, John
Rees, exposes the role of the PLO under the title "Why
Americans Must Oppose the PLO."
Enough material already has been published to brand
the PLO as a crime against humanity. There are, however,
special aspects which command special interest here and
strongest opposition from all Americans.
The article covers the issue especially thoroughly and
there are added aspects in the following excerpt to assure
organized efforts to prevent legitimatizing this terrorist
gang:
In the United States the principal support for
the Palestine Liberation Organization comes
from the Marxist Left, particularly the groups and
individuals that follow the dictates of the
Moscow/Havana/Hanoi axis. Joining with these
now are aging extremists of the old "civil rights
movement" who helped whip up racial confronta-
tions in the 1960s with the "Reverend" Martin
Luther King Jr. and his Southern Christian Lead-
ership Conference.
Of these, among the first to stampede to Beirut
to hug and kiss Yasir Arafat were SCLC chief
Joseph Lowrey; District of Columbia Delegate to
Congress Walter Fauntroy; and, Jesse Jackson,
who inherited from King his chief adviser on in-
ternational affairs for Operation PUSH, one
"Jack H.O'Dell," the alias for Hunter Pitts O'Dell,
identified over 20 years ago as a top Communist
Party organizer and Central Committee member.
The operations of this PLO coalition of Com-
munist and Leftists were seen most recently at a
Washington, D.C. conference in late September
held by a PLO front group called the Palestine
Human Rights Campaign. It is sponsored by the
pro-Communist former SCLC boss Ralph David
Abernathy; identified Communist Jack O'Dell of
Operation PUSH; Hanoi lobbyist Don Luce (of
Clergy and Laity Concerned) and radical profes-
sors Richard Falk and Noam Chomsky; former
member of the militant Deacons for Defense,
Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick; Jimmy Durham
of the terrorist American Indian Movement's In-
ternational Indian Treaty Council at the UN;
Communist folksinger Pete Seeger; and, similar
personalities.

The co-chairmen of this organization are James
Zogby, a dentist who is a former leader of a PLO
support group called the Association of Arab-
American University Graduates, and that group's
founder, Abdeen Jabara, a Detroit lawyer long
active in the National Lawyers Guild, a Com-
munist front that is the principal U.S. support
group for terrorists.
The purpose of the conference, according to
self-styled "small c" communist David Dellinger,
was to build a coalition of the 1960s and 1970s.
Dellinger said the PLO support coalition will in-
clude blacks from the civil rights movements,
feminists, American Indians, Puerto Ricans and
the anti-nuclear movement." One of Dellinger's
more prominent comrades in calling for work in
support of the PLO at the conference was former
U.S. Attorney Generaly Ramsey Clark. He
recommended a U.S. arms embargo against Israel
while the USSR pumps tanks and MiG-23s into
Communist-dominated Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Americans should recognize this gang for what
it is. The PLO has clawed its way to infamy by
systematic assassinations of Palestinian Arabs
who dared oppose Arafat's megalomanic ambi-
tions, and by murdering civilians in many coun-
tries. It trains at its camps terrorists from Western
Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Even the
United States Black Panthers and Weathermen
had terrorist assistance from the PLO, as did
Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Senator Robert
Kennedy.
In March of this year, Arafat called President
Carter a "criminal," and threatened that the

"Arabs will explode their volcano soon." In July,

Carter said Arafat's PLO was merely a "civil
rights movement." And Billy Carter, the First
Brother, is reportedly in the process of registering
as an agent of a Soviet Union client state that is
one of Arafat's mainstays.
Given the openly declared nature of the PLO
and its threat to such American friends in the
Middle East as Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia,
Oman, Morocco, Jordan, etc., there is no excuse
for Conservatives or anyone else to be fooled by
this gang. These people are Communist-led thugs.
Pressure from the White House and State De-

Additional Admonition to All Americans, Alerting
Them . to the Urgency of Opposing the PLO Tactics

partment on behalf of the Palestine Liberation
Organization should be resisted with the con-
tempt that civilized men should hold for all Com-
munist murderers of women and children.
Perhaps the latest occurrences in Iran will add to an
understanding of the horror that has become a threat not
only to Israel but to the free world.

Philip Klutznick's Interesting
Background in Bnai Brith Ranks

There is much more to the background of Philip M.
Klutznick, among the most dedicated Bnai Brith leaders.
Klutznick was just nominated by President Carter for the
secretary of commerce post.
When his brother-in-law, the late Sam Beber; founded
the AZA, Klutznick became the Bnai Brith youth move-
ment's first professional director while studying law.
He was the youngest man to attain the presidential
rank in international Bnai Brith.
In this connection it is interesting to note that another
member of the Jimmy Carter Cabinet is a prominent Bnai
Brith leader. He is Secretary of Transportation Neil
Goldschmidt.

The Redgrave Insult Is
Challenge to the Media

In a recent column by Liz Smith in the New York Daily
News appeared this item:
Producer Violla Rubber, who is one of the pre-
mier dwellers in the theater's very special Man-
hattan Plaza, points out that a recent item here on
Vanessa Redgrave dining with Jane Alexander in
the new Curtain Up didn't tell the whole story.
Violla says four patrons walked out of the cafe
when they recognized the controversial British
actress.
The reaction to the legitimization of a PLO supporter
continues to shock the protesters against the CBS insis-
tence on permitting an enemy of Israel to interpret the role
of a survivor from Nazism. Vanessa Redgrave had ap-
peared in public not only as a PLO backer but also in
demonstrations advocating violence against Israel and by
implications also against Jews as a people concerned with
Israel's security. It's understandable that such a role can-
not be tolerated and the support the actress has received
from Jews including the author of the TV movie in which
she will be featured remains a major issue justifying con-
demnation.

By Philip
Slomovitz

Julien Priver's Contributions
to Health Services Deserve Honors

Honors accorded Dr. Julien Priver have assumed many
aspects. He was acclaimed at an Israel Bonds event. Sinai
Hospital's staff and his associates have expressed their
gratitude for his cooperation. His 65th birthday was an
occasion for felicitations. They are the deserved ex-
pressions of an appreciative community.
A person need not be constantly in the limelight to be a
creative force in his profession and in the community. The
accomplishments in service speak loudly when the results
are tabulated.
Julien Priver rose far above the functional a,
routine in his years of leadership in Sinai Hospital Je-
troit He became a symbol for inspirational leadership and
creativity.
His geniality and friendly attitude towards all, regard-
less of color or faith, made him so likable by associates and
patrons, those co-directing the hospital and those benefit-
ing from its services.
It is when a man refrains from being intemperate that
he can best be judged and his character tested. Dr. Priver
was approachable by medical staff, communityites,
patients.
There is much to be said in all directions. When the
highest and the lowliest can feel that the man they deal
with can be conversed with as an equal, then he becomes
the symbol of the important agency he represents.
It won't be stepping out of bounds to judge him from the
standpoint of the media. It is no secret that a great institu-
tion like Sinai Hospital can be — and is — subjected to
criticism. It is heard more often in the newspaper office
than anywhere else. That's when it becomes necessary for
the editor to approach a spokesman for the hospital about
the complaints and criticisms. In every instance, Julien
Priver was responsive. He never ducked an issue. He faced
up to challenges and tackled the needs. It was never apolo-
getics but always the fairminded facing up to the needs and
the objections.
Another factor in the commendable career of Julien
Priver is the respect he had for the community, the sense of
equality he established in his association with the
balebetim, the communal leadership. The frankness of his
approaches, the realism in his treatment of hospital needs,
the cooperative spirit that makes a board member equal
with the staff, all these contributed to making Julien
Priver a worthy symbol of creative achievement in the
Metropolitan Detroit Jewish community.

Landsmanshaften Disbanding Poses More
Problems to Fill Social Needs for Elderly

An historic symbol in
American Jewish life is
vanishing. The Landsman-
shaft is disappearing. Is
there a substitute to replace
it in importance, in interest
and influence?
Abraham Dishell, for
nearly six decades an ac-
tivist in the Landsmanshaf-
ten movements, as
president of the Mezricher,
is deeply concerned. Yet, he
has a viewpoint for reten-
tion of a semblance of inter-
est among the elderly to re-
tain and strengthen a com-
munal link while providing
for the needs of the senior
citizens.

Dishell, who last week
was elevated to the
presidency of the Senior
Adult Council that func-
tions as an active force in
encouraging activities of
the senior citizens at the 10
Mile Branch of the Jewish
Community Center, be-
lieves that if the surviving
Landsmanshaft units were
to combine they would form
a great force for themselves
and for the community.
There is a "but" at-
tached to such an idea.
This would have many
handicaps for lack of
facilities, Dishell states,
and on this score he of-
fers severe criticism of

the communal leader-
ship.
Dishell believes the 10
Mile Center should become
"the second home" for the
elderly. He points to the
memberships of the four
surviving Landsmanshaf-
ten memberships now being
increased numerically by
the 100 additional families
acquiring residences in the
new Federation Apart-
ments building.
"We need facilities for
them," Dishell said. "But
the pledges for such im-
provements have yet to be
fulfilled. Six months ago,
$90,000 was allocated for
improvements in the
branch Center's structure.
Nothing has been done
about it. This is a disservice
and we protest the delays."
The issue came to the fore
a month ago with the dis-
banding of the Rovner
Lachovitcher. Its leaders,
Abe Saginaw, president of
the group, and Jacob
Gubow, announced and as-
sisted in the distribution of
nearly $11,000 from the
Landsmanshaft among
Jewish causes. With the
demise of this group the
known remaining Detroit
Landsmanshaften are the
Mezricher chaired by Dis-
hell, the Pinsker of which
Harry Laker is the 1paripr

towards the diminished use
of Yiddish.
The youth failed to follow
the elders into Landsman-
shaft memberships. The
Young Mezricher group
may be the only group of its
kind, of children of the Mez-
richer retaining the name.
It is the fact that Mez-
richer's cemetery con-
tributes to its continuing
life, and this, Dishell says,
is true of the other Land-
smanshaften.
ABRAHAM DISHELL
"In other words, the
the Radomer and the cemetery keeps us alive,"
Turover.
is the ironic Dishell ex-
Age and the lack of planation.
transportation to meet-
So, from perhaps 90 to 100
ing places are attributed Landsmanshaften &Dials
by Dishell to the plight of ago, only four are ktv.,..
the movement that was so be functioning. If the 10
powerful and so fascinat- Mile Center branch had the
ingly intriguing in facilities, if the pledged re"-
American Jewish his- modeling were to be
tort'.
adhered to, if the remaining
From nearly every shtetel Landsmanshaften were to
in the Old World there arose be merged, there could be a
a Landsmanshaft in the great movement of the elder
New World. Each was citizens, Dishell, the new
created to help and encour- chairman of the Senior Citi-
age the people abroad. Their zens Council, believes. It is
language was Yiddish and a need, he maintains, also
their meetings were con- for the large number of resi-
ducted in Yiddish. Dishell dents in the Federation
does not believe the decline Apartments. Therefore, the
in the use of Yiddish ac- urgent plea to the Jewish
counts for the vanishing Community Center
Landsmanshaften. Perhaps authorities to give more and
the end of the Landsman- due attention to the branch

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