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December 12, 1980 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-12-12

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Anti-Zionist Preoccupation
Cause to Query UN Purpose

By NATHAN
PERLMUTTER

National Director,
Anti-Defamation League
of Bnai Brith

Observers have esti-
mated that some 60 percent
of the United Nations delib-
erations are preoccupied
with Israel. No matter our
hostages are rotting in Iran,
ho matter the Iraq-Iran war
endangers world oil
supplies, no matter contin-
ued Soviet depredations in
Afghanistan, the United
Nations — whether in New
York, in Copenhagen, or in
d.grade — is preoccupied
nth fulminations against
Zionism.
But it is more than the
UN's impotency and its
libeling of Jews that has
prompted the Anti-
Defamation League to ques-
tion our government's level
of fiscal support for the UN.
The UN, in scores of resolu-
tions smearing Zionism as
racist, has provided implicit
sanction to killers whose
words are bullets,
psychopaths whose
arguments are bombs. After
all, are they not avenging
"racism"?
And more. By playing ge-
nial host to Yasir Arafat, by
serving as an echo chamber
for the PLO and for its
patron, the Soviet Union,
the UN has in deed, as well
as words, broadcast the
message that terrorism is
acceptable in polite com-
pany.

The U.S. currently con-
tributes 25 percent of the
UN's budget. In contrast,
the nine Arab-nation oil
cartel, its cups running
over with extortionate
wealth, contributes a
grand total of 1 14 percent.
The thrust of the ADL
policy resolution ap-
proved at its recent na-
tional executive commit-
tee meeting asks, Are we
getting our money's
worth? Is the UN foster-
ing peace or has it be-
come a hothouse for the
seeds of terrorism?
To be sure, cuts in UN
funding can create unde-
sired results. No truly
civilized person would with
equanimity witness cur-
tailed funds for UNICEF or
for refugees or, indeed, for
any of the UN's humanita-
rian programs. But is this
not the responsibility of the
UN, no less than of those of
us champion
humanitarian ends?
For us to stifle our objec-
tions for fear that a refugee
program will suffer is tan-
tamount to blinking at the
deadly mischief of UN com-
plicity in terrorism. The UN
would then be holding san-
ity hostage.
Dollar cutbacks may
hopefully cause the UN to
consider more discriminat-
ingly its budgetary outlays.
Hopefully, it will then say
UNICEF, yes; UNESCO, as
is, no; the milk of peace, yes;
the poison of terrorism, no.

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Shamir, d'Estaing Discuss
French-Israeli Relations

PARIS (JTA) — Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir of
Israel and President Valery
Giscard d' Estaing of France
decided last week to try and
improve relations between
the two countries in spite of
basic differences in their
policies on the Middle East.
Giscard and Shamir met for
an hour at the Elysee
Palace. The Israeli foreign
minister was invited to
meet the president in spite
of the fact that his five-day
visit to France was "pri-
vate."
Shamir later said that his
visit to France and his meet-
ings with Giscard and
French Foreign Minister

Jean Francois-Poncet gave
him a better insight into the
French stand.
Shamir also met with
Egyptian Minister of State
for Foreign Affairs Butros
Ghali.

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WASHINGTON (JTA) —
The State Department said
that it was not aware or
"any mistreatment" of the
'ack Hebrews living in Is-
.el. Department spokes-
man John Trattner was re-
plying to questions about
the allegation by syndicated
columnist William
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Hebrews are being harassed
by the Israeli government.

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