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December 21, 1979 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-12-21

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UJA's Message
to World Jewry
and the Lessons
Taught by the
Timerman Experiences


A Weekly Review

Commentary, Page 2
Editorial, Page 4

VOL. LXXVI, No. 16

of Jewish Events

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to Jewish

Dec. 21, 1979

Israel's Foes Escalate Roles
in Iran's Danger for Hostages

Israelis Aiding Asians

JERUSALEM —"In an unprecedented outpouring of iden-
tification and sympathy, more than $1.25 million has been do-
nated by Israelis to help alleviate the suffering in Cambodia. The
bulk of the money collected followed a TV charity extravaganza.
In Thailand, the Israeli money has been used to set up a camp
for 700 orphans on the Cambodian border. Seven convoys of food
and medical supplies have been transported to the border zone
and an X-ray machine has been purchased. Every week a team of
five Israeli doctors flies out to the area to relieve the team already
"So far we have spent 30 percent of our money," says Moshe
Amirav of Israel TV. "We are now cooperating closely with the
government-sponsored Israel Voluntary Services. They provide
the expertise and we provide the money."
• • •

The second most powerful Iranian religious leader charged last week that the
new Islamic constitution that grants absolute power to the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini would lead
to the dissolution of political parties in Iran on the pretext that they were "Zionist" or pro-American
and imperialist. Ayatollah Kazem Shariat-Madari publicly challenged Khomeini for the first time at
a press conference with Iranian and Western journalists in Tabriz.
His statement was in reply to demands from pro-Khomeini clerical groups that he disband his
independent Moslem People's Party. "The point I must make to you respectable gentlemen is with the
present government's methods there is no need for the founders to dissolve the party. The government
will gradually dissolve all the parties by labeling them as American, Zionist and anti-Islamic,"

he added, "do not worry about this ... attributing to anybody or any group

imperialism or Zionism can be easily done by controlling the mass media, but testifying to
righteousness and justice is a very difficult thing to do."

Madari refused to denounce the anti-Khomeini uprising by Turkish-speaking Iranians in Azer-
baijan province of which Tabriz is the capital. He announced that he did not take part in the
referendum that approved Khomeini's constitution despite Khomeini's exhortation that it was the
also warned that Khomeini is courting a civil war in Iran.
religious duty of every Moslem. He
In Teheran, the official Pars News Agency issued a statement accusing Western news agencies of
being "at the service of Zionism, imperialism and international trusts and, above all, America." The
statement headlined "May The Windpipe of Imperialism and Zionism Be Cut," charged that Western
journalists "believe it is to be their main duty to act as the mouthpiece of international Zionism in
(Continued on Page 8)

State Dept. Hosts Anti-Israel Speakers

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Twice within recent weeks Carter Administration foreign affairs officials have
listened at the State Department to guest speakers denouncing Zionism, berating Israel and advocating a

Palestinian state.
"The Secretary's Open Forum," an organization comprising about 1,000 government employees, mostly in
the State Department, and supported by government funds, sponsored appearances of James Logby, head of the
Palestinian Human Rights Committee, whose credentials are now being scrutinized by the U.S. Department of
Justice. and Edmund Hanauer, a foe of Israel and Zionism who supports a Palestinian state.
Their appearances, like others, were preceded by announcements on State Department stationery "to all
employees" of the State Department, the Agency for International Development, the International Communica-
tions Agency, and the Arms Control Disarmament Agency.

Zogby's activities for Palestinian Arabs, including conferences in Washington with speakers
attacking the presence of Israelis on the West Bank and in Jerusalem, has led Rep. William Broomfield
(R-Mich.), the ranking minority member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to ask the Depart-
ment of Justice to determine whether he should register as a foreign agent.

An Israeli doctor helps a Cambodian child at a refugee
camp in Thailand.

Dr. Hareil to Lead
Re-Organized MDA

Magen David Adorn, Israel's counterpart
of the Red Cross, was reorganized this week,
Joseph Handleman, president of the Ameri-
can Red Magen David for Israel, and Benja-
min Saxe, the ARMDI executive vice
president, reported here Wednesday. The
meeting was held at the home of Dr. John
Mames, Michigan region chairman of
Dr. Arie Harell was named by President
Yitzhak Navon of Israel as president of
Magen David Adorn, they reported to lead-
ers of the Michigan chapter of ARMDI.
Born in Kiev, Russia, Prof. Harell immig-
rated to Israel in 1937 after completing med-
ical studies at Berlin University.
Since 1962, Prof. Harell has been head of
the municipal governmental medical center,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, and since 1977 has served as
chairman of the Association of Hospital Di-
rectors in Israel.
From 1956 to 1958, Prof. Harell was the
Israeli minister to Romania and from 1958
to 1962, ambassador to the USSR.

The Forum's notice emphasized Hanauer's topic would be "Is Zionism a Form of Racism?" and that he would
"speak in defense of this proposition." Hanauer was identified as executive director of "Search for Justice and
Equality in Palestine" and its Washington office as "The Middle East Resource Center." It also said he is a
member of "American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism and various organizations concerned with human rights."

(Continued on Page 10)

Menora Lit at the White House

Shown at Monday's Hanuka menora-lighting ceremony at the White
House are, from left, Mrs. Stuart Eizenstat, Lubavitch Rabbi Abraham

Shemtov, Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick (partially hidden),
Presidential adviser Stuart Eizenstat with his children, singer Jan Peerce
and President Carter. See story on Page 5.

Mother Teresa Lauds
Israel's Aid to Gaza

CALCUTTA (ZINS) — Nobel Peace Prize
winner Mother Teresa of India told the
correspondent of the Israeli newspaper
Haaretz that the condition of the Palesti-
nian refugees in the Gaza Strip has under-
gone considerable improvement under Is-
raeli administration. Mother Teresa lauded
the Israeli army for its aid to the charity
organization she established in Gaza 29
years ago.
"The military administration," she said.
"is doing everything it can to facilitate our
efforts among the refugees and I am grateful
to the administration for the understanding
it manifests for our efforts." Mother Teresa
added that during the several visits she
made to the Gaza Strip she felt convinced
that the conditions of the inhabitants are
constantly improving.
Mother Teresa won the 1979 Nobel Prize
for Peace for aiding the poor in many lands.
She plans to use the prize funds to finance
medical clinics for the poor.

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