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April 11, 1980
Begin Asks.- World to Learn_
tesson of Misgav Am AttaCk
Dulzin Fears U.S. Law
Will Influence Emigres
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Menahem Begin has been
urged by Leon Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and Jewish Agency Executives, to discuss with President
Carter the negative effect on Soviet Jewish aliya of the recently-
enacted U.S. Refugee Act of 1980. Begin is scheduled to meet with
Carter in Washington next Tuesday and Wednesday.
In a meeting with Begin last week, Dulzin stressed while the
new U.S. law was "a positive and humanitarian bill," the premier
should explain to Carter that -
Soviet emigrants cannot be con-
sidered political refugees since
they all have exit visas to Israel.
Dulzin told the JTA that al-
though the law does not
imply any specific benefits to
Soviet Union to mean that
new bill may be mistaken by
Jews coming out of the
Uoviet Union to mean that
they will receive increased
benefits and thus encourage
the already very high drop-
• LEON DULZIN
Dulzin said he wanted to em-
phasize that Jews leaving the USSR are not political refugees
because they left it legally and are already citizens of Israel under
the Law of Return. He said the dropout rate is endangering Soviet
Jewish emigration. He noted . that recently Soviet authorities
have been refusing visas for Jews whose relatives left the USSR
with visas for Israel but then settled in the United States. "Every
dropout prevents aliya of another Jew," Dulzin said.
In an open letter to Haaretz, Dulzin again stressed the U.S. bill
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Menahem Begin drew a direct line Tuesday between the Misgav
Am attack and the Palestinian autonomy talks.
Accepting the Stephen Wise Award from an American Jewish Congress leadership mission,
Begin _referred to Monday's events in Misgav Am as "a sad Pesach day."
"Evil men who are bent on the destruction of Israel came to carry out a barbaric crime . . . It is
only a warning to us as far as our future security is concerned. We knew it all the time. Perhaps now
some others will understand it better."
Begin spoke of fresh prospects for the future, apparently indicating his attitude to next
"week's talks with President Carter. "Now we are negotiating the second part of the Camp
David agreement. We want them to be prosperous, and they can be so, if everybody is
truthful to that part of the Camp David agreement, as we have been to the first concerning
the treaty of peace between us and Egypt."
Carter sent Begin .a message of condolences following the terror attack in Misgav Am. Cart
wrote that he was deeply shocked by the Misgav Am tragedy. Our thoughts are with you and with the
bereaved families," he wrote. The message was delivered to Begin by U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis.
Following that, the two men discussed recent political developments.
Carter's complete message stated: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the tragedy at Misgav
Am. Please accept my heart-felt condolences, and those of all my fellow-Americans. Our thoughts are
with you and the friends and families of the victims of the brutal act. Sincerely — Jimmy Carter."
The U.S. State Department branded the incident-as a "senseless act of terrorism perpetrated by
Israel boycotted the
United Nations Security
Council Tuesday meeting to
discuss the issue of Palesti-
TEL AVIV (JTA) — An Arab country regarded as hostile to Israel
nian rights in-protest. Israel
has ordered 1,000 Israeli-made color television sets for which it paid in
Ambassador Yehuda Blum
advance in full knowledge of their place of origin. The Arab country
held a press - conference at
was unnamed at the request of the manufacturer in order not to jeopar-
which he condemned the Se-
dize similar transactions in the future. The deal is reportedly worth
curity Council for occupying
with "distortion of
Israel manufactures color television sets adaptable to the Ameri-
reality" and declared that
can, West European and East European systems. Israel does not have
the latest terrorist attack
color television and the sets are mainly for export. But many Israelis
purchase them in order to watch color broadcasts from neighboring
should come as a "revela-
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Israeli Television Sets
Break the Arab Boycott
Governor Proclaims 'Days of Remembrance'
to Mark Michigan Yom Hashoa Observance
Michigan Governor William G. Milliken has declared April 13-19 as "Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the
Holocaust." His executive declaration stated:
Persons of compassion and humanism throughout the world cannot forget the unprecedented atrocities committed
against Jewish people during World War II. The annihilation of six million Jews and other innocent people was an
incomprehensible and painful loss to all of humanity.
The concentration and extermination camps at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Majdanek, Buchenwald and Dachau remain as
grim reminders that prejudice, bigotry, oppression and hatred against any peoples is destructive and contrary to human
The epic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the courage and devotion of all righteous people who did not hesitate to risk and
sacrifice their lives to preserve the dignity and lives of others are stirring reminders of the brilliant and soul-stirring drama
of human greatness.
Therefore, I, William G. Milliken, governor of the state of Michigan, urge all citizens to join with Shaarit Haplaytah
-2 vivo rs of the Nazi Holocaust—the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit and the Greater Detroit Round
able of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in paying homage to the martyrs and heroes of the Nazi genocide,
in order that we might remember the tragic lessons of these crimes against humanity.
The annual Memorial Academy, jointly sponsored by Shaarit Haplaytah, the Detroit Round Table and the Jewish
Council, will be held 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Cong. Bnai David. It is one of the highlights of a day-long series of
ents at area synagogues and churches that will commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.
Sunday marks Yom Hashoa — Holocaust Remembrance Day — and the beginning of a week of remembrance
proclaimed by President Carter and the U.S. Congress at the suggestion of the President's Commission on the Holocaust.
The Memorial Academy at Bnai David will include a candlelighting ceremony by survivors, led by Mrs. Leon
Popowski. There will be memorial renditions sung by Cantors Louis Klein of Cong. Bnai Moshe and Chaim Najman of
Cong. Shaarey Zedek, accompanied by Dr. Sholom Kalib.
Brief remarks will be delivered by Leon Halpern, president of Shaarit Haplaytah; Marian Shiffman, president of the
JCCouncil; Charles Benham of the Round Table; Henry Dorfman of the Holocaust Memorial Center; and Martin Water of
Sr. Carol Rittner of Mercy College will accept a Tribute to the Righteous Gentiles award which will be presented by
Dr. John Mames. Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig, director of the Holocaust Memorial Center, will give the memorial
address which will be followed by a public recitation of Kadish.
The Detroit Round Table has been encouraging Christian groups to attend the Memorial Academy and to hold other
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