THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
52 Friday, July 4, 1980
Likud Lists Its Achievements, Claims Challenged by Peres
JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Premier Menahem Begin's
senior aide, Mattityahu
Shmuelevitz, has compiled
a 13-page memorandum
listing what the Likud gov-
ernment considers its major
achievements durin its
three years in office.
In a radio interview,
Shmuelevitz, who is direc-
tor general of the prime
minister's office, faulted the
media — especially the
state-owned radio and tele-
vision — for presenting a
biased and negative picture
of the government's policies
In his document of
cited the peace treaty with
Egypt at the head of the list,
followed immediately by
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the government's "standing poorest segments of society. exports and slashing im-
In 1976 some 3.6 percent ports, maintaining the real
firm for our national rights
Israeli families lived in value of wages and at the
and security interests."
of three or more same time keeping up full
Other points in the list
of achievements include: to a room — by 1979 the fig-
There was also an in-
Defense Force; a suc- the families; social legisla- crease in the number of
cessful war against ter- tion under Likud which in- tourists visiting Israel,
rorism, including con- cluded such measures as the the document noted.
stant assaults on ter- minimum wage law and the
Another section extols
rorists at their bases; a free high school education the government's "settle-
"significant improve- law.
ment momentum," which, it
Shimon Peres, chairman says, is unprecedented since
ment" in aliya.
In 1977 the aliya figure of the opposition Labor the state was founded. A
was 21,429, in 1979 it was Party, reacted scornfully to total of 116 new settlements
37,000; improved aliya ab- Shmuelevitz's catalogue.
have been established dur-
"He forgot to mention ing the past three years —
sorption services and
21 in Galilee, 10 in the
facilities; and significant
progress in solving the succeeded in putting Is- Negev and Arava, another
housing problems of the rael in first place 28 "mizpim" (outpost set-
worldwide in national in- tlements) in Galilee, ar
nation," Peres remarked. the rest on the West
Similarly, the Labor and the Gaza Strip.
leader said, the list did not
The number of Jews liv-
mention the foreign policy ing on the West Bank has
dead-end into which the risen since 1976 from 5,000
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) Begin government had led to 13,000, Shmuelevitz
— The national convention the nation, nor the "fact noted.
of the Zionist Organization that the social gap is now
The document coincided
of Brazil in Sao Paulo de- deeper than it ever was."
week with abundant
feated a motion by the
Likud delegates to acclaim Shmuelevitz's document is other signs of a heated-up
the government of Premier headlined "On the Way to political front. Labor and
Herut spokesmen clashed
It underscores the gov- sharply over the premier's
At the same time, it voted
to ban criticism of the Is- ernment's achievements in call to the nation — in the
raeli government and its cutting subsidies, cutting wake of a proposal by Chief
leaders in official Zionist down the civil service, in- of Staff Gen. Raphael Eitan
publications in Brazil. tensifying tax collection, _ to the defense establish-
The acclamation motion abolishing currency restric- ment — that everyone vol-
was defeated by the unani- tions, easing restrictions on unteer one day's pay a
mous vote of the 111 dele- personal imports, boosting month to the defense effort.
gates, including the Likud
contingent. The convention IJAIIC
adopted a resolution stres-
sing the "unlimited sup-
port" of Brazil's Zionist
NEW YORK (JTA) — Temple Judea of Tarzana,
movement for the state of
The creation of "survival" Calif.; and Temple Oheb
Israel, the people of Israel
course in English and pro- Shalom of Reading, Pa.
and the World Zionist
Temple Beth El was cited
viding practical skills for
hundreds of Iranian immig- for creating a free health
rants settling in the care program for thousands
Oaks, Calif. area, of elderly persons. In coop-
at Para-Olympics Thousand
won for Temple Adat eration with San Antonio
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Elohim of that city one of municipal agencies, the
four citations from the congregation transformed
The "Para-Olympics," a
Union of American Hebrew the city's convention center
series of sports events for
Congregations, the central into a huge health-care
agency for Reform screening facility.
opened in Arnhem last
Temple Judea was
week with the participation
Alex Ross, chairman of honored for creating a
of a 60-member team from
the UAHC commission on program that has reset-
Israel, one of the largest
social action, said the other tled more than a dozen,
among the 42 countries
three were Temple Beth El refugee families from
of San Antonio, Texas; Southeast Asia.
The events include bas-
ketball, volleyball, swim-
Temple Oheb Shalom
ming, table tennis, IRC to Study.
won its award for develop-
ing a social service program
lifting and gymnastics. One MDA Request
which trained volunteers to
of the scheduled volleyball for Recognition
aid convalescents, shut-ins
matches is between Israel
and others with similar spe-
The "Para-Olympics" spokesman for the Interna- cial problems.
were conceived by Sir Lud- tional Commission of the
wig Gutmann who arrived Red Cross said last week Seminary Group
in England in 1939 as a that "a committee will once Tours Australia,
German-Jewish refugee again try to find a solution
and in 1948 established the to the problem" created by South Africa
first sports events for its refusal to recognize Is-
NEW YORK — A team of
rael's Red Magen David as
handicapped persons there.
an official symbol.
educators and enthusiasts
sponding to Premier are traveling through Au-
Cites Physicians Menahem Begin's appeal to stralia
MONTREAL (J74.) — the IRC to extend formal ditional Jewish experience"
Two prominent Montreal recognition to the Red to 2,000 Australiana n d
physicians were honored for Magen David.
The IRC has, for years, re- South Africal high '
their work in cancer re-
and college-age stude
search by the Canadian
The group, members of
emergency aid organization
Society for the Weizmann
the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Institute of Science.
Theological Seminary, will
Chairs in perpetuity were eration of symbols causes visit campuses and homes
established at the institute
in Perth and Melbourne in
in Rehovot, Israel, in the recognized the Red Crescent Australia, and Johannes-
names of Dr. Samuel of the Arab countries and burg and Cape Town in
Freedman, dean of the fa- the Red Lion of Iran. Israel South Africa for a series of
culty of medicine at McGill maintains that its own seminars, shabbatonim and
University and Dr. Phil symbol deserves equal ac- informal gatherings.
Cites Four Temples
for Social Action Programs
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