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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-12-28

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48 Friday, December 3, 1919

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Special Report: The Anti-Semitism of the U.S. Labor Party -

By ROCHELLE WOLK

(Part 1 of 3 Parts)

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Anti-Semitism is an integ-
ral component of the United
States Labor Party (USLP)
headed by Lyndon
LaRouche, Jr., a candidate
for President of the United
States in 1980, according to
reports published by Our
Town, a weekly Manhattan
newspaper, the New York
Times, and the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith.
The ADL has charged the
USLP, the political arm of
the National Caucus of
Labor Committees (NCLC),
with conducting an anti-
Jewish hate propaganda
campaign that adds "an in-
sidious dimension to its
bizarre conspiracy theories
and political hallucina-
tions."
ADL recently issued an
18-page report linking the
USLP with Liberty Lobby,
the far right group headed
by "long-time anti-Semite"
Willis Carto, and with Iraq
and the Soviet Union, from
which it reportedly received

laundered funds. The report
compares USLP leader
LaRouche to "the father
figure so characteristic of
religious and other cults
that have surfaced in the
U.S. and elsewhere."
The report also says
that LaRouche has
created a "conspiracy
fantasia" in which Jews
supposedly instigate
anti-Semitism as part of a
conspiracy involving the
British monarchy, the
British nobility and
upper classes, the British
Secret Intelligence Serv-
- ice and cults and secret
societies such as the
"Cult of Isis" and the
"Black Guelph nobility."
The three basic anti-
Semitic themes of USLP
cited by ADL are: the Nazis
did not kill six million Jews
during the Holocaust; the
Jews were responsible for
the crucifixion of Christ;
and Zionism is racism.
LaRouche, 57, is a vete-
ran of the far left and is a
former Marxist teacher and
theoretician, and a former
member of the (Trotskyist)

Socialist Workers Party. He
also founded various ex-
treme left groups, including
one allied with Students for
a Democratic Society in the
late 1960s. He ran for
President in 1976, and pol-
led 40,043 votes.

The USLP has approx-
imately 3,000 members ac-
cording to ADL. Both the
Times and Our Town report
that, despite their anti-
Semitism, NCLC-USLP
have a significant number
of Jewish members, but
ADL does not discuss this
phenomenon.
Both NCLC and USLP
are part of an "interna-
tional complex of affil-
iated, parallel and front
organizations, plus var-
ious publications con-
trolled by LaRouche, and
active in the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico, Latin
America and Europe.
The apparatus repor-
tedly spends $3 million a
year for its activities," the
ADL report says.
Publications include a
twice-weekly newspaper

Kfar Silver Students Create
Project to Encourage Aliya

By RUTH SELIGMAN

From World Zionist
Press Service

As Israeli officials
grapple with the ever-
present problem of
encouraging aliya, 10
12th-year students at the
Kfar Silver Agricultural
and Technical High Schools
recently completed their
own project, small in size
but large in significance, for
promoting aliya.
The project, a 15-minute
color film, written and pro-
duced by the students them-
selves, all newcomers from
Argentina, is a "youth to
youth" message from those
in Israel to their peers in
South America.
Called 'Kilts Tova ;Good
Absorption)," the film, as
well as the commentary ac-
companying the slides, has
been translated into three
languages — Hebrew,
English and Spanish. It is
distributed by aliya emis-
saries to Latin America and
by a Kfar Silver graduate
who will show it in secon-
dary schools there.
The 10 yot,ng film pro-
ducers are part of a
group of 50 youngsters
from South Anierica who
each year study and live
at War Silver •.7tder the
auspices of Aliya.
Of the first g!ntip, who
came in 1976, frn:y one re-
turned to his 'euntry of
origin. About 4.,) percent
are in the army while the

Students take a break between classes on the
campus of the Zionist Organization of America's ag-
ricultural and technical high schools at Kfar Silver.

rest are studying or com-
bining study with service
in a special program.
Initially, Youth Aliya
was conceived as a program
for saving Jewish
youngsters from physical
annhilation, as was the
situation in the '30s and
'40s. Today, it is actively in-
volved in saving them from
another danger: to prevent
cultural annihilation and
the disappearance of Jewish
identity.
Unfortunately, however,
many types of threats to
Jewish existence have not
yet been eliminated, as
Youth Aliya well knows.
The 45 Iranian students at
Kfar Silver this year bear
witness to this.
The "other students" also
include a small group of
Americans studying at the

Mollie Goodman Academic
High School which is part of
the Kfar Silver complex.
American youngsters live
in dormitories with the
other students and share in
all the social activities, in-
cluding eight hours of ag-
ricultural work each week
in citrus groves and vegeta-
ble fields. The extra-
curricular program at Kfar
Silver includes circles in
theater, photography,
ceramics, drama, music,
aviation, karate and other
sports of all kinds.
Both the Mollie Goodman
Academic High School and
the Kfar Silver Agricul-
tural and Technical High
Schools were founded by the
Zionist Organization of
America which continues to
provide financial support
for the complex.

called "New Solidarity," report entitled "Carter
with a circulation of about and the Party of Interna-
25,000, a magazine called tional Terrorism."
ADL says that "the
"The Campaigner," a
technological monthly shared perception of a per-
called "Fusion," and vasive conspiracy
"Executive Intelligence Re- spearheaded by a so-called
view," a weekly political- Rockefeller-CIA-Carter
economic analysis for busi- axis and seeking to control
ness and industry that sells the U.S. and the world, was
for $10 per issue and $400 the tie that made possible
per year. Affiliated and cooperation between USLP
front organizations con- on the far left and Liberty
trolled by LaRouche in the Lobby on the far right."
In its favorable review,
U.S. include the tax-exempt
Fusion Energy Foundation, however, "Spotlight" com-
plained that the USLP re-
according to ADL.
The report traces USLP's port failed to mention any of
anti-Semitic campaign to the "major Zionist groups
March 1978, about the same such as the notorious
time that Liberty Lobby's Anti-Defamation League"
weekly newspaper "Spot- in the list of organizations
light" was giving front-page and institutions which were
coverage to a lawsuit allegedly controlled and
brought against the ADL by coordinated by the
Liberty Lobby. A similar ar- Rockefeller-CIA-Carter
ticle appeared in USLP's forces. LaRouchite attacks
"New Solidarity," and in the on Jewish organizations
following months, the soon followed.
Other USLP activities in-
USLP paper carried a bar-
rage of articles attacking clude their attempt to cap-
ADL, Bnai Brith, the ture control of the AFL-
Jewish community and Is- CIO, with the ultimate goal
of taking power in the U.S.,
raeli officials.
In April 1979, the USLP ADL says. In December
and NCLC filed suit against 1978 a "Michigan Anti-
the ADL in Supreme Court Drug Coalition" was an-
of New York County, charg- nounced, in Detroit, involv-
ing ADL with slander, libel, ing cooperation between the
invasion of privacy, assault USLP, the Black Muslims
and harassment, and seek- and others. LaRouchites
ing $26 million in damages. have also organized the
ADL has filed a motion for "Humanist Academy of
America," which is "appar-
dismissal of the suit.
Explaining the link be- ently geared to attract
potential
members of aca-
tween NCLC-USLP and
Liberty Lobby, the ADL demic bent."
By running political
report says it began dur-
ing LaRouche's 1976 candidates at the local
presidential campaign. and Presidential levels,
On Oct. 11, 1976, Liberty the USLP achieves ac-
Lobby's "Spotlight" pub- cess to the media and a
lished a generally favor- certain degree of respec-
able review of a USLP tability.

Although LaRouche, to
date, has not created a "sub-
stantial political move-
ment," the American ex-
perience indicates that "any
group, however small, that
attracts political zealots,
that disseminates anti-
Semitism and that cooper-
ates with other anti-
Semites and extremists, can
insert an impact far out of
proportion to its members
and is a cause for concern to
all decent Americans," the
ADL report concludes.
USLP claims to have
units in 36 cities in 19 states
and the District of Colum-
bia, with headquarters at
304 W. 58th St. in New
York, ADL says. The New
York regional office is listed
as 26 Court St., Brooklyn, in
"New Solidarity."
The Jewish Telegraphic
Agency has made several
attempts to reach USLP of-
ficials and discuss the ADL
report with them. An Al-
bany, New York phone
number listed in a recent
issue of "New Solidarity"
had been disconnected.
There was no answer at the
New York regional office.
The JTA then called
Campaigner Publications
in Manhattan, publishers of
"New Solidarity," asking
for information about
USLP. "We only print their
paper" was the reply, but
the person answering the
telephone provided another
Manhattan phone number
for USLP. However, there
was no answer at this
number. According to tele-
phone company informa-
tion, neither USLP nor
NCLC is listed anywhere in
Manhattan.

Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park
Named for Freedom Symbol

By SIMON GRIVER

World Zionist
Press Service

In the years following
Jerusalem's reunification
in 1967, there was a wide-
spread demand for the
building of a major park. An
open-air community center
was envisaged, which would
be the focal point of cultural
and leisure activities for the
city's inhabitants.
The city of Philadel-
phia, Pa., contributed a
copy of the famous
Philadelphia Liberty Bell
to Jerusalem and it is to
be found in the center of
the park.
The park covers an area of
seven acres and when all
the projects are completed,
will have cost $2 million.
Most of the park has already
been opened. All the money
for the garden has been
raised in America by the
Jerusalem Foundation,
much of it from non-Jewish
sources.
The park's amphitheater
and basketball courts have
already been opened, as
have most of the gardens.
Next year a recreation area
will be finished which will
include playing fields, a rol-
ler skating rink and mini

golf course as well as bad-
minton and bowls courts.
Those taking a stroll in
the park will have access
to an outside cafe which
will be part of the adjoin-
ing Jerusalem Laromme
Hotel. Also planned is a
'speakers corner', mod-
eled on the world famous
original outside of Lon-
don's Hyde Park and fol-

lowing Tel Aviv's exam-
ple.

During the past year
there have been evenings of
Arab, Kurdish, Yemenite
and Jewish folklore at the
park's amphitheater. A
Hasidic rock band, a British
brass band and a black
Jewish jazz band have per-
formed there.

A couple strolls in Jerusalem's new Liberty Bell
Garden, the focus of which is a replica of the Liberty
Bell of Philadelphia, sent by that city to the city of
Jerusalem.

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