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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-05

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12 Friday, September 5, 1980

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Falsification of Truth by Fatah Exposed by German Paper

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paper Al-Liwa. This Israel but did not ex-
paper had reported a pressly call for the "liq-
(Editor's note: The fol-
congress of El Fatah in uidation," that is the
lowing editorial ap-
Damascus, the Syrian physical destruction of
peared in the West Ger-
capital, at which the fol- the "Zionist structure"
man newspaper Die Welt
lowing resolutions were (this is Fatah jargon for
Israel).
on Aug. 15 under the
passed:
Now Die Welt is in pos-
headlines, "El Fatah
"El Fatah is an indepen- session of an eight-page
Unmasked" and "Gist of
dent national revolutionary document whose title page
a Document: Liquidate
movement, whose aim is to carries, under the El Fatah
Israel But Don't Talk
liberate Palestine com- emblem, this description:
About It.")
pletely and to liquidate the "Political Program for the
El Fatah, the guerrilla
Zionist structure politi- National Palestinian Lib-
group led by Yasir Arafat
The PLO's Yasir Arafat is shown courting the
cally, economically, militar- eration Organization — is-
within the Palestine Liber-
ily, culturally and ideologi- sued following the fourth European Economic Community (EG) in this Die Welt
ation Organization (PLO) is
cally."
conference of the movement cartoon.
no longer sworn to destroy
* * *
Further: "The armed held in May." The contents
the Jewish state. Arafat
revolution of the are almost identical with mation of a Palestinian
demand from him this proof:
tells this to everyone who
Palestinian-Arab people is the text broadcast by Radio
If all these facts secured
state from which the
wants to hear it — recently
a decisive factor in the fight Falastin.
about the intentions of El
"Zionist structure" could
both the new EEC
for liberation and in liq-
Fatah and the PLO are
But on the second and be attacked with greater
President, Gaston Thorn,
uidating the Zionist third page, in the middle of prospect of success.
falsehoods — what, then,
and the Romanian head of
structure is liquidated and the text, there are two sen-
are the true intentions? Has
When the true intentions
state, Nicolae Ceausescu.
Palestine is liberated."
El Fatah, has the PLO ever
tences which Radio Falastin are laid bare the cry is sim-
Arafgt specially em-
Arafat against this de- did not broadcast. They are ply "falsification!" The bindingly declared that
phasized this alleged
clares that these statements word for word the two sen- method has a tradition; it is they accept Israel's right to
change of attitude in an
had
not been raised to the tences which — embarras- known to stem from the na- exist? If not, what is their
Arafat
accused'
the
Is-
interview with the Ameri-
status of congressional reso- singly, it must be said — tional socialist and also the attitude to Israel's right to
can correspondent Joseph raeli government of rely-
lutions. They had been pre- Al-Liwa published.
exist?
communist arsenals. And
Fitchett in Beirut on July ing on the Beirut news-
sented by an "extremist fac-
There are today wise
those boxes of tricks also in-
Accordingly
Arafat
has
tion" of El-Fatah, but the
people
who say that Hit-
clude
the
well-tried
tactic
of
congress had passed them to lied to the public. El Fatah soothing assurances froth ler's intentions could
has
in
fact
again
resolved
to
In a recent letter to the interests of the West in a a so-called "Revolutionary
subordinates: the Fuhrer have been perceived if
Command" for subsequent destroy Israel. For tactical (Secretary General) doesn't "Mein Kampf' had been
New York Times, former fair and even-handed peace
action. Members of Arafat's reasons only they want to mean it that way, we are read in time. As to El
- Undersecretary of State between Israel and its
staff assured Fitchett that keep it a secret.
Eugene Rostow chastised neighbors, Security Council
With useful helpers a la really much more moderate. Fatah: its "KampP'
the newspaper for an edito- Resolutions 242 and 338 the "Revolutionary Corn- Kreisky and Brandt, and
Arafat and his secretaries (struggle). has become,
rial stance on Israel. Rostow prescribe that Israel is not mand" would not give these recently Thorn, they try also followed this well-tried known since May 1980 at
statements the status of
wrote, inter alia: required to withdraw from
latest.
to signal to the world a line in his talk with Fitch- the
You excoriate Israel for one square centimeter of the resolutions.
Any responsible Euro-
ett. Yet something is mis-
readiness
to
compromise,
Arafat's statements
pean statesman who fails to
what you call a "gratuitous" areas it occupied in 1967
all appearances with sing, which Fitchett failed take note of it, who con-
and "provocative" act in af- and 1973 until the states of seemed to be confirmed to
to
elicit.
Nor
did
Kreisky,
insofar as the PLO the aim of securing Brandt or Thorn ask about sciously avoids even enquir-
firming that Jerusalem is the region make peace.
through political tricks
Furthermore, the resolu- broadcasting station 'strategic successes it. This documentary evi- ing into it, should at least
its capital, although you
Radio
Falastin
in
Beirut
not try to dictate to Israel
also say that the new law tions recognize that the new
which cannot be dence at the latest shows
changes nothing, and does "secure and recognized" broadcast long extracts achieved through force that it is high time for how to protect the lives of its
not prevent a peace settle- boundaries to which Israel from the Fatah program of arms: The isolation of European politicians to put inhabitants from liquida-
ment that might involve "a should withdraw need not at the beginning of June. Israel, possibly the for= these questions to Arafat, to tion.
symbolic sharing of sover- be the armistice lines estab- These violently attacked
eignties" in an undivided lished in 1949.
Jerusalem.
Of course General As-
You note that the Israelis sembly resolutions are
"are not without griev- only "recom-
ance," but you do not exam- mendations," while Reso-
tlement. Revocation of
ine Israel's grievarices in re- lution 338 is a legally
same results. There were no sought from a rabbi or other these licenses in the late
By MARCIA SPIEGEL
lation to the basic interests binding "decision" of the
problems in locating re- Jewish professional, and 19th Century threw hun-
of the United States. In- Security Council.
Two studies of recovered covered alcoholics who were the subject was assured that dreds of thousands out of
stead, you _suggest that Is-
Jewish
alcoholics have willing to share their they couldn't be alcoholic work and led to increased
Nonetheless, General As-
rael should turn the other
because "There are no
focussed
new attention on
cheek and rise above its de- sembly resolutions are not the problem of alcoholism in stories. .
Jewish alcoholics. Alco- urban unrest as well as to
without
influence.
Egypt's
research
Previous
tractors, ignoring the Arab
holism is not a Jewish dis- emigration to the United
the Jewish community.
States and other countries.
and Soviet campaign vote for the General Assem- "The Jewish Alcoholic: A suggested that Jews who ease."
bly resolution therefore
New York City and Los
drank excessively were not
against it as frivolous.
Alcoholism is apparently
Descriptive Study" by Dr.
But the campaign raises a question of the ut- Sheila Blume, Dr. Dee a part of the mainstream of more widespread within the Angeles are both beginning
against Israel is not fri- most gravity about the sin- Dropkin and Dr. Lloyd Jewish religious life, nor did Jewish community than has to respond to the need. A
volous. It is part of a seri- cerity of its commitment to Sokolow has just appeared they have a strong Jewish been recognized. Because of Task Force on Alcoholism
ous program whose goal the Camp David peace proc- in "Alcohol Health and Re- identification. This obser- the belief that this is not a was established in New
is the destruction of Is- ess, which rests explicitly search World." "The Heri- vation was not supported by Jewish problem, those who York which led to retreats
on Resolutions 242 and 338.
for alcoholics and their
the new information.
rael ...
suffer from the disease are
Under the circumstances, tage of Noah: Alcoholism in
Many of the partici- not identified and thus are families, an increase in the
The most ominous aspect the Israeli response seems the Jewish Community To-
number of synagogues
of this Arab-Soviet cam- mild and ritualistic.
day" by Marcia Cohn pants were actively in- kept from getting help.
opening their doors to Alco-
paign is that Egypt sup-
Spiegel is currently avail- ,. volved in Jewish com-
The earliest recorded holics Anonymous and Ala-
The Times should be able from University Mic- munal life at the time of
ported the resolution which
their addictive drinking. religious writings stress non groups and the inclu-
emerged from the recent thundering not against Is- rofilm in Ann Arbor.
Among those inter- the importance of a sober sion of a Jewish component
special session of the Gen- rael but against the impli-
One hundred recovered
in the treatment of ver-ver-
eral Assembly on the Pales- cations of Egypt's vote, and alcoholics were interviewed viewed in Los Angeles demeanor, and call atten-
tion
to
the
bad
effects
of
ing alcoholics.
pressing-
President
Carter
were
a
temple
president,
tine question. That resolu-
Hebrew Union College
by Blume and Dropkin for
tion defied Security Council to take the political and their study at Central Islip a president of a major too much alcohol, intlud- in Los Angeles presented
ing
loss
of
judgment
and
military
steps
necessary
to
Jewish
philanthropy,
Resolutions 242 and 338 by
a forum on recognition
Psychiatric Center, Long Is-
calling on Israel to with- protect our vital security land. Ms. Spiegel conducted presidents of several possible addiction.
Biblical history estab- and treatment of the dis-
draw from the West Bank interests in the Middle 16 in-depth interviews at large membership organ-
ease for rabbis, social
and the Gaza Strip by a East, including our interest Hebrew Union College izations, founder of a lishes the economic impor- workers and educators.
in
persuading
Jordan,
large synagogue and a tance of growing grapes as a
given date, without peace.
Jewish Family Service
School of Jewish Communal
For reasons obvious in the Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Service in Los Angeles. Al- youth group adviser. The crop, and the manufacture has held hi-service train-
Saudi
Arabia
to
join
Egypt
and
sale
of
wine
and
other
east
coast
study
included
history of Arab resistance to
though conducted sepa-
fermented drinks. This eco- ing sessions for their so-
the formation of Israel, and in making peace with Is- rately, both studies had the two Orthodox rabbis.
cial workers and para-
rael.
the fundamental security
Although alcoholism is nomic involvement contin- professionals to help
ued
throughout
Jewish
his-
considered a new phenom-
them recognize problems
enon in the Jewish commu- tory.
related to alcohol abuse
In
the
14th
Century
the
nity, a significant number
and to be aware of agen-
Jews
of
Eastern
Europe
of those interviewed related
cies to which such clients
were
given
a
virtual
a history of alcoholism in
can be referred.
their family for several gen- monopoly on manufacture,
The research reveals that
sale
and
distribution
of
erations.
many of the alcoholics or
alcoholic
beverages.
This
Another striking similar-
their families did seek pro-
ity in the studies was the was a major source of in- fessional help for symptoms
repeated description of an come for Jews in the rural of the disease.
incident where help was villages of the Pale of Set-

By ERNST CRAMER

30. He accused the Israeli
government of spreading
forged documents to foment
world-wide antipathy to the
PLO. This was "the latest
part in a long series of at-
tempt by Begin to falsify
and denigrate the Palesti-
nian political position," he
said.
Arafat seemed to place
great value on this account,
for after statements as-
cribed to the PLO became
known even the Austrian
Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
had said he could no longer
support further contacts be-
tween the Europeans and
the PLO. Kreisky was the
first European politician of
rank to receive Arafat;
Willy Brandt too supported
Kreisky in his backing for
the PLO.

Editorial on Israel Rebutted

Jewish Alcoholism Is Played Down,
But Affects Non-Religious, Observant

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