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February 13, 1981 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-02-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

PLO Denunciation of Israel Draws Sharp U.S. Rebuke

here attacks upon
Zionism in accents of a
murderous hatred not
heard since the days of
the Nazis. It is though this
chamber has retrogres-
sed by 40 years, as though
this is not 1981 but 1941
and not Geneva but along
the Hitler-Stalin axis."

(Continued from Page 1)
Carter, will revel in isolat-
ing the Egyptian regime
from the rest of the Arab na-
tions," a reference to the
Egyptian-Israeli peace
treaty.

Novak, in response, de-
clared: "I have heard

Novak, a theologian and
journalist, was founding
member of the Coalition for
a Democratic Majority and
supported Reagan's elec-
tion. He is of Czech origin
and non-Jewish. He opened
his speech by remarking:

"I was touched when the
* * *

Pope (John Paul II) went to
Auschwitz. In an address to
the UN he called attention
to the Human Rights Dec-
laration. That declaration,
he said, rose above every
other factor from the mil-
lions of victims of the
Holocaust.
"I cannot forget that we

sit in this room because of
the suffering of millions of
people, many of whom
might have lived as long as
we but were not permitted
to live. Our work here flows
from their interrupted lives.
The Declaration of Human
Rights is a. memorial to
their sacrifice."

Israel Criticizes U.S. Human Rights Report

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Israel Foreign Ministry
spokesman Naftali Lavi on
Wednesday
sharply
criticized the U.S. State De-
partment's latest report on
human rights. He said, "We
are amazed to what extent
they devote-to Israel, while
other Mideast 'democracies'
are hardly mentioned."
tioned."
For example, he said, the
State Department over-
looked Iraq's mass deporta-
tion of Shiite Moslems or
the mass executions in
Syria. Lavi also criticized
the superficial review of
Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
Because of this dispropor-
tion the report lost all its
credibility, he said. Criti-
cisms of Israeli misbehavior
in the territories were very
unjust and not convincing,
he said. He expressed Is-
rael's annoyance that the
State Department did not
first make inquiries about
the allegations.
"We could have expected
that if someone had any
charges, they would have at
least asked for Israel's re-
ply." He said Israel has
taken care of instances that
did arise without taking
any advice. Israel was pre-
paring a reply which would
be submitted "at the right
place."
In the general pattern
of its findings in previous
years, the report, pre-
pared under the Carter
Administration, declares
Israel is a "parliamen-
tary democracy with
high standards of justice
and human rights" that
are 'applied fully inside
Israel" but that "sharply
different politico-social
environments" prevail in
the "Arab territories Is-
rael has occupied since
the 1967 war."
The 1,140-page report on
153 nations for 1980 in-
cludes sections on anti-
Semitism in Argentina and
the Soviet Union. A corn-
parison of the findings on
Israel's goverance in the
administrative areas and
government policy in
neighboring countries
toward their own people
indicates that the inhabi-
tants under Israel's mili-
tary authority apparently
have much greater indi-
vidual freedom and rights
normally associated with
democratic political philos-
ophy than people in the
Arab countries.
Such comparisons, how-
ever, are not attempted in
the State Department re-
port. Israel has been fre-
quently and strongly de-
nounced by the State De-
partment over the past se‘,:-
)

eral years on its adminis-
trative practices in the
occupied areas while seldom
making severe criticism of
its neighbors on the treat-
ment of their own nationals.
In its 19-page report on
Israel and the territories,
which is longer than for any
other country — the Soviet
Union is allocated 15 pages,
including the Afghanistan
situation — the department
observed that "the absence
of peace treaties between Is-
rael and its neighbors, with
the exception of Egypt,
makes security a dominant
concern and affects many
facets of Israel's national
life."
As of Oct. 1, 1980, the
report said, about 2,190
"non-Israeli-citizen
Arabs" were in prison for
security offenses in Israel
or the territories.
While noting that under
the Fourth Geneva Conven-
tion, administrative deten-
tion is not permissible be-
yond one year "from the
general close of a military
operation," the report said
Israel maintains that "ad-
ministrative detention is
occasionally necessary to
prevent terrorist operations
when a court proceeding
would jeopardize sensitive
security information." The
report also said "residents of
the occupied territories ac-
cused of non-security of-
fenses receive fair public
trials by local civilian
courts."
Without referring to the
Palestine Liberation
Organization, the report
said responsibility for ter-
rorist acts "is usually
claimed by Palestinian
organizations located out-
side Israel and the ter-
ritories." It noted "at least"
32 bombs were placed in
Jerusalem, the West Bank
and the Gaza Strip in the
first 10 months of 1980.
"Israeli settlement ac-
tivity in the occupied ter-
ritories has adversely af-
fected the livelihood of some
Arab residents, particularly
as the result of taking land
for settlements," the report

said. It said that "in contra-
vention of the generally ac-
cepted interpretation of the
Fourth Geneva Convention
Article '49, I lrael has estab-
lished more than 120 non-
military settlements in the

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occupied territories with a
total population of about
22,000 people, excluding
East Jerusalem."
The report noted "com-
pensation for expropriated
land is sometimes offered

Youth age 16-18 will be
able to live in camps run by
the army's Gadna Youth
Corps. The program will
cost each participant $1,200
for transporation and lodg-
ing.

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11

Floridians Install
New Officers

The Detroit Floridians
installed Grace Kaufman as
president at their recent
election meeting.
Other officers are: Harry
Morse and Jules Steinberg,
vice presidents; Evelyn
Ross and Ceil Morse,
secretaries; and Jack
Lippson, treasurer.
The group will meet 7:30
p.m. Wednesday in the Hol-
lywood Federal Building,
4600 Sheridan, Hollywood,
Fla. There will be
entertainment and re-
freshments.
For information, call in
Florida, Ms. Kaufman,
972-2097; or Edith Weiss,
940-3531.

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Friday, February 13, 1981

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