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June 13, 1980 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-06-13

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Friday, June 13, 1980 11

Likud Gains
in May Poll

The opinion poll pendulum
has swung back, slightly
improving the Likud's posi-
tion, while denying Labor's
majority. Labor support has
sagged by eight percent and
the Likud improved by four
percent in a poll conducted
in early May by the Modiin
Ezrachi (27 seats in Parlia-
ment); Labor 46.4 percent
_ (56 seats); National Reli-
gious Party 9.9 percent (12
seats); Aguda Bloc 5.2 per-
cent (six seats); Democratic
Movement 0.4 percent (0
i s); Shai 0.9 percent (one
); Techia 1.6 percent
(tiio seats); Others 13.3 per-
cent (16 seats).
Who is the best suited to
be prime minister? The poll
said Menahem Begin 25.3
percent; Yitzhak Rabin 18.7
percent; Shimon Peres 14.3
percent; Ezer Weizman 8.8
percent; Moshe Dayan 1.7
percent; Yitzhak Navon 1.5
percent; Others 3.5 percent;
Undecided 26.2 percent.

The Affordable
Private Club
...It's Nice
To Belong

Warning Given
in Book Removal

NEW YORK — A civil
rights attorney has urged
liberals to vigorously main-
tain their vigilance against
censorship of books in
school libraries, while at the
same time being sensitive
to the deeply-felt convic-
tions of some conservatives.
Samuel Rabinove, direc-
tor of the American Jewish
Committee's Discrimina-
tion Division, expressed
this view in a recent address
to the Unitarian Univer-
salist Fellowship of North-
ern Westchester, in Mt.
Kisco, N.Y.
Rabinove cited the recent
Island Trees school board
lawsuit, in which nine
books were arbitrarily re-
moved from the high school
library by the school board,
as a particularly flagrant
example of book censorship.
In that case, both the
American Jewish Commit-
tee and the Unitarian Uni-
versalist Association joined
in an amicus brief, along
with other groups, seeking
to overturn the board's ac-
He also listed similar ac-
tions of school boards in
West Virginia, Missouri,
Idaho and Massachusetts,
and pointed out that much
community anger was
aroused in these cases on
both sides of the issue.

Swedish Woman
Receives Einstein
71ze in NY

'NEW YORK — Mrs. Alva
-7rdal, who has written ex-
sively on population, old
age, and the Swedish wel-
fare system, was the reci-
pient of the $50,000 Albert
Einstein Peace Prize at a re-
cent luncheon at the Pierre
The award was given in
recognition of Mrs. Myrdal's
service as Sweden's Minis-
ter for Disarmament and
chief delegate to the Geneva
disarmament talks. Her
husband is Gunnar Myrdal,
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