of Social Pledges
THE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
Commentary, Page 2
VOL. LXXVII, No. 23 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075
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August 8, 1980
Stalemated ME. Negotiations
paced With Bleak Prospects
Yeshiva Is Given OK
for Move Into Roosevelt
Yeshivath Beth Yehudah will move into Oak Park's former
Roosevelt Elementary School on Sept. 5 and begin using the
buildingfor its high school and college classes and as a dormitory
The yeshiva, which is changing its name to Yeshiva Gedolah
of Greater Detroit to reflect its expanding operations, was given
permission by the city of Oak Park to move into the building after
Ford Motor Co. gave the city a letter of intent. Ford Motor Co. has
to finalize with the city its use of two acres of the nine-acre site.
Ford is paying 50 percent of the lease price to the Oak
Park Schools, and will pay 40 percent of the purchase price
when the yeshiva buys the building in six years.
Rabbi Leib Bakst, rosh yeshiva, and Rabbi Norman Kahn,
yeshiva administrator, said the yeshiva's expansion into
Roosevelt Will be a great gain for the community. For years our
young scholars have had to leave Detroit to continue their Jewish
education," the rabbis said.
"Many have married while away from Detroit and have been
lost to ouncommunity. The building is also in the right neighbor-
Rabbi Kahn said that the yeshiva now has students from
New York, California, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington
enrolled in its classes, and has been receiving requests from
The yeshiva'will use Roosevelt for classroom and dor-
mitory space. Classes for the high school, college, kollel and
adult education will be held in the building. The present
yeshiva facility on Lincoln in Southfield will be used for
elementary school courses.
Rabbi Kahn explained that the yeshiva had been trying to
acquire the Roosevelt building for six years. Oak Park stopped
using the building as an elementary school 10 y, ears ago.
The rabbi said Roosevelt will be inexpensiVe to convert for
the yeshiva's purposes. The school has been used in recent years
for Oakland County programs for the handicapped and the physi-
cal plant is ideal for the yeshiva, he said. Rabbi Kahn said the
yeshiva's share of the lease will be underwritten by a group of
supporters so that additional funds will not have to come from the
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Menahem Begin's response to the letter of President Anwar Sadat
regarding the state of negotiations on Arab autonomy was sent Wednesday to Egypt by a special
emissary.- Copies of the Israeli response were handed to the White House in Washington and to Saad
Mortada, Egypt's ambassador to Israel.
In the response, Begin represented Israel's views as following the Camp David accords and
rejected the allegation that it is Israel which places obstacles in the negotiations. "He who writes as
Sadat does that the legislation of the Knesset on Jerusalem is null and_void,his own words have no
value," Begin wrote.
The Begin response to Sadat's 18-page letter reportedly told the Egyptians that all
issues, including Jerusalem, were negotiable. Begin completed his response to Sadat on
Monday and it was approved by his Cabinet on Tuesday.
Sadat's letter was written in a "courteous and friendly style" but it presented an Egyptian stand
on the controversial issues. The letter included his old demands of imposing autonomy on East
Jerusalem as well as the West Bank, Israeli withdrawal from all territories, dismantling of the
Jewish settlements in the territories, as well as establishing Arab judicial and legislative bodies in
the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Sadat also blamed Israel for the difficulties in the autonomy negotiations. Egypt said last
weekend that the resumption of the au-
tonomy talks depended on Israel's re-
sponse to Sadat's letter.
Sadat was in seclusion this week at
Mt. Sinai for the last week of the Moslem
holy month of Ramadan. But Sadat was
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Avraham Boruchim, a member of
scheduled to make-a-speech while at Sinai,
a prominent Iranian Jewish family which owns two of
and may respond t.) Begin's letter.
Teheran's luxury hotels, was executed by an Iranian firing
Dr. Yosef Burg, head of the Israeli
squad in Evin last Thursday on charges of "spying for
team, told newsmen fol-
lowing Tuesday's Cabinet session that-
The 27-year-old hotelier went on trial last May before
the resumption of the autonomy talks
an Islamic Revolutionary Court in Teheran on charges of
depended on Egypt. In a clear refer-
embezzling public funds to build a hotel chain and of "creat-
ing an espionage center for American and Israeli agents
ence to Israel's reservations over
and their servants." Iran's official Pars news agency re-
Sadat's repeated delays of the talks,
ported at that time that hotel employees had claimed that
Burg said one needed to negotiate now
the Boruchims hosted "continual meetings of Iranian
the proper "time and place" for the re-
Jews in the hotels and organized meetings of Zionists."
newed negotiations, which should suit
Avraham Boruchim was executed despite efforts of his
all three parties.
80-year-old father, Izaak, to save him. The father, who was
At a meeting with reporters in Cairo,
in the United States visiting his sons, rushed back to Iran
Egyptian Foreign Minister Kamal Hassan
when he learned of his son's sentence and managed to have
Ali said that the Knesset legislation on
Avraham released only to see him re-arrested. The father is
Iranian Jew Executed
for 'S pying for Israel'
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The Challenge to the Democratic Convention
Jewish Concern for Israel to Confront Delegates
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
however, are in the forefront of the effort for the Democratic Party to support strong
measures to increase employment, help the poor and needy and provide more aid to the
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Democratic.National Convention which opens in Madison
Square Garden on Monday promises to be as raucous and exciting an event as the sports
At the same time, many of those seeking an open convention, particularly some of
contests and circuses that are usually on display at that arena.
President Carter, pummeled by his low standings in the public opinion polls, will be
the New York delegates, have argued that among Carter's handicaps is his unpopularity
in the Jewish community. Although the Carter Administration considers the Camp
ving to hold on to the huge majority of delegates he has to ensure his renomination for a
David agreement its major foreign policy achievement, many Jews believe the Adminis-
c,ond term; Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts will be making a strong, last-ditch
tration, particularly National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and some officials of
effort to wrest the nomination away from the President; and some Democrats, particu-
the State Department, have tilted toward the Arabs, particularly on the issue of the
larly members of Congress who fear Carter's unpopularity will hurt their own re-election
chances, are hoping for a third alternative.
A fear has been expressed among some Jews that if Carter is re-elected, he would no
The unpopularity issue has included concern by the Jewish community toward
longer have to worry about the Jewish vote in his second term and feel
.rter over fear that the Administration has been pressuring Israel as
free to exert undUe pressure on Israel. At the same time, this fear has
demonstrated by the United States vote for the United Nations Secu-
been tempered by a belief that Congress would prevent any one-sided
rity Council resolution of March 1 condemning Israel. It was disavowed
pressure on Israel.
by the Prdsident and by subsequent abstentions by the U.S. in the UN
Nothing has angered the Jewish community so much as the
on issues dealing with Israel.
U.S. vote for the March 1 UN resolution, which was repudiated
Some who would like to deny Carter the nomination do not
41( by the President a few days later. Republican speakers at their
believe Kennedy should be the Democratic Party's choice either.
convention continuously referred to it and it was the only
They have mentioned,such alternatives as Vice President Walter
specific reference to the Mideast made by Reagan in his ac-
Mondale,' Secretary of State Edmund Muskie and Sen. Henry
ceptance speech in Detroit.
Jackson of Washington. All are considered popular in the
Because of this there is a fear that some of the traditionally Demo-
cratic Jewish vote could go to the Republicans. Some of this erosion can
Jewish Democrats can be found on all sides of the controversy and
already be seen. New York State Assemblyman Samuel Hirsch, a
as partisans of all the candidates. No issue of particular Jewish con-
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cern, such as Israel, divides the candidates at this point. Many Jews,