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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-06-20

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Day of Anguish for Jewish Media

Friday the 13th

Credibility for PLO Multiplies Challenges to Presidential Aspirants and U.S. Public Opinion

By PHILIP SLOMOVITZ
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday the
Thirteenth was a gloomy day for the
Jewish media, and it emerged as a chal-
lenging time for world Jewry in its concern
for Israel's very existence. It was a day
when the representatives of the English-
Jewish press had met with government of-
ficials, with the President himself, and
while issues affecting every aspect of
Jewish life and of the needs of the Ameri-

Judging Israel's
Many Crises -
and the Political
Complications
Realistically

Editorial, Page 4

VOL. LXXVII, No. -16

can people were under discussion, the em-
phasis in the exchange of talks by dele-
gates attending the 38th annual conven-
tion of the American Jewish Press Associa-
tion was on Israel. There were anxieties of
the utmost seriousness, as the participants
in the discussions were anticipating what
was already developing into an interna-
tional sellout of Israel's interests in the
credibility accorded the PLO by the Euro-
pean powers. While the European Eco-

nomic Community was shockingly em-
bracing the PLO, there was evidence of
similar betrayals of previous condemna-
tions of the terrorist moiiement that aims
at Israel's destruction in other lands, in-
cluding some in Latin America. At the
same time, there was a retention of concern
lest support for PLO emerges on the
American continent, unless the vigilant in
support of justice for Israel remain adam-
ant in their defense of the Jewish state.

The Jewish editors-publishers conven-
tion was marked by reviews of many of the
problems confronting the Jewish people.
Israel being a major item on the agenda,
the result was a normal adherence to the
subject in the meeting with President
JiMmy Carter at the White House. It was
out of the transcript of that meeting, held
on Friday morning, distributed to the press
the next day, that sensational headlines
(Continued on Page 20)

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U.S. , Israeli Jews Condemn
EEC's Giving PLO Credibility

Senate Vote Overwhelming
to Reject Aid Cut for Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Senate Tuesday night overwhelmingly
rejected an attempt to punish Israel financially for its settlement policy
and approved foreign aid legislation authorizing $2.1 billion for Israel and
$1.3 billion dollars for Egypt in military and economic assistance for the
fiscal year beginning next Oct. 1.
While making levels of aid to Egypt and Israel equal to ; that
authorized by the llouse last week, the Senate's total authorization for
foreign aid is $5.8 billion, about $400 million less that the House measure.
A Senate-House committee will seek to iron out the differences in the two
measures which provide about 70 percent of the total foreign aid for Egypt
and 'Israel.
In the two measures, Israel is authorized $1.4 billion in military aid
and $785 million in economic assistance. Egypt will receive $551 million
in military aid and $750 million in economic assistance.
The Senate voted 85-7 to reject an amendment by Sen. Adlai Steven-
son (D-Ill. ) to cut $150 million from Israel's economic aid total as a penalty
for its settlement on the West Bank, but many of the.Senators who voted
against the amendment made it clear that they opposed the settlement
policies of Premier Menahem Begin's government and opposed the
Stevenson measure because it smacked of coercion.
The six Senators who voted with Stevenson to punish Israel
- were majority leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.); and five Republi-
cans: Henry Bellmon (Okla.); Mark Hatfield (Ore.); Jesse Helms
(N.C.); James McClure (Idaho) and Milton Young (N.D.). Stevenson
and Bellmon have announced that they will not seek re-election in
November.
Stevenson, in a major speech, attacked the Israergovernment's settle-
ment policy. He said "the Begin governgnent blithely, sometimes insult-
ingly, ignores" U.S. policy opposed to the settlements in occupied ter-
(Continued on Page 6)

.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Cabinet Sunday angrily rejected the declaration on the
Middle East by the prime ministers of the nine European Economic Community (EEC)
nations at the close of their teo-day summit meeting in Venice last Friday. Premier Menahem
Begin denounced the 11-point declaration as a "second Munich surrender."
The nine ministers upheld the right of Palestinian Arabs to self-determination, stated
thatthe Palestine Liberation Organization and other Palestinian groups must be "associated
-with" the Middle East peace talks and stressed "the need for Israel to put an end to the
territorial occupation which it -has maintained since the conflict of 1967."
In a statement read to the media after Sunday's Cabinet meeting, Begin said, "Every
man of goodwill and every free man in Europe that studies this document will see in it a
Munich surrender, the second of our generation. This surrender to blackmail will encourage
all those who want to 'frustrate the peace process."
Referring to Article 8 of the declaFation which states that The nine (nations)
stress that they will not accept any unilateral initiative designed to change the status
of Jerusalem," Begin charged that "The initiators of the Venice document'have tried
to interfere with the status of Jerusalem, our eternal capital which is not open to any
division, and our right to settle in the Land of Israel, a right which is an inseparable
part of our security."
The Venice declaration stated that Israeli settlements in
the occupied territories "constitute a serious obstacle to the
peace process in the Middle East" and that "the nine consider
that these settlements, as well as modification in population
WASHINGTON (JTA) —
and property in the occupied territories, are illegal under
President Carter and Jor-
international law."
dan's King Hussein con-
cluded their two days of talks
Begin reiterated that Israel would never negotiate with
Wednesday without tangible
the PLO which he called "This Arab SS." (According to re-
indication of either of the two •
ports from Beirut Sunday, the PLO is not satisfied with the
leaders altering views on the
Venice declaration on grounds that it did not specifically
route for settling the
recognize a Palestinian state.) The declaration called on all
Israeli-Arab conflict.
countries to recognize Israel's right to existence and security.
As the President was say-

Hussein View
Stalemated

(Continued on Page 5)

(Continued on Page 10)

„....„1-Tniversity Computer Aids Negev Kids
l ot
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BEERSHEBA — A quiet place and a patient teacher all to himself are two reasons why 11-year-old Yossi
alvenisti looks forward to lessons in Hebrew and arithmetic several times a week.
Yossi is one of more than 600 elementary school students who are sharpening their verbal and math-
ematical skills at 12 computer terminals located in two schools in culturally disadvantaged areas of
Beersheba.
Originating in the Computer Center of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the special instruction
program includes writing, reading comprehension, Judaism, grammar and mathematics. Secondary school
students-also benefit from computer-aided instruction in genetics and biology. Over 1,000 students each yedr
are presently spending a total of 32,000 sessions with the "teacher,.'' the CDC-73.
The university's Computer Center provides a vital life-line of information to the academic,
scientific and industrial communities of the Negev. "We see no reason why computer power
shouldn't be like electric power," says the center's director, Naftali Elkin. "We want to disperse it
throughout the Negev to bring its advantages to ever greater numbers of researchers and business
people."
He views BGU's Computer Center as a regional nerve center of information serving the complex needs of
the -rapidly developing desert area. Elementary and secondary schools, the Israel Defense Forces in the area, a
growing cadre of high-technology industrial concerns and even kibutzim wishing to computerize their
irrigation systems have made use of the university's computer facility.
The network, with 120 terminals scattered over the southern district and with connections to Tel Aviv
and Jerusalem, is the largest of any Israeli university.

Yossi Benveriisti at the computer terminal.

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