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February 20, 1981 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-02-20

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Friday, February 20, 1981


Arab Intelligentsia Impact Debated



NCCJ Chief
Issues Warning
on Hate Groups

NEW YORK — Dr. David
Hyatt, president of the Na-
tional Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, told the
organization's national
board of trustees of the re-
' surgence and the potential
danger of hate groups in
America and called upon
them to help "awaken the
conscience of America to its
crying human relations
Dr. Hyatt addressed the
trustees at the group's an-
nual meeting at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and
noted the rise in anti-
Semitic and anti-black inci-
dents during 1980.
Hyatt cited 1980 inci-
dents such as the shooting of
National Urban League
President Vernon Jordan;
the vandalism of
synagogues and Jewish
cemeteries; the bombing of
a Paris synagogue that kil-
led four persons; the offhand
anti-Semitic remarks by the
president of the Southern
Baptist Convention which
drew heated controversy;
the murder of six black
males in upstate New York;
the bizarre case of the dead
and missing black children
in the South; and the plight
of the Hispanic community
in America, as issues of
paramount concern for


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TEL AVIV (JNI) — Seven
members of the Knesset
Arab Education sub-
committee expressed pes-
simism concerning the
mood and absorption of the
Middle East's burgeoning
Arab intelligentsia during a
seminar at Tel Aviv Uni-
versity's Shiloah Institute
for Middle East Studies.
According to the insti-
tute, the number of univer-
sity students in Arab coun-
tries increased by 250 per-
cent since 1972, to total over
one million. Of the 70,000
Palestinians studying
throughout the world, two-
thirds are being educated in
the Middle East.
The institute estimates



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NEW YORK — The Na-
tional Council of New
Jewish Agenda met in
January in New York and
reaffirmed the organiza-
tion's commitment to "the
validity and vitality of pro-
gressive Jewish values at a
time when many have lost
faith that the goals of justice
and peace are attainable."
The council announced
that Agenda expects to
enlist several thousand
members during its first
year and to form at least 25
chapters nationwide. Af-
filiates will be linked
through a newsletter and
the national council.
At the founding confer-
ence in December, the 700
participants proposed some
40 task forces on issues such
as the environment, anti-
Semitism, Israel, the arts
and world hunger.

that five percent of the
world Arab population, or 2
million, will receive aca-
demic certification by the
year 2000. In 1975, 0.5 per-
cent had obtained degrees.
"But the Arab coun-
tries can't absorb all
these academicians,"
stated Dr. Chagay
Ehrlich. Its premature
to say they could turn the
tables, but they could
contribute to regional
number of Israeli Arabs
learn professions where
they won't be dependent on
the establishment for a job,
creating few job openings,"
stated Shiloah director Eli
Reches. Israeli Arab
graduates (25,000 currently
enrolled in secondary
schools and 4,000 in higher
education) also have diffi-
culty finding employment
"due to prejudice which is
usually unjustified," he con-
Jews tend to blur the line
between civil rights and na-
tional aspirations of Israeli
Arabs, added MK Shmuel
Toledano. He disagreed
with Reches' demographic
conclusion that 23 percent
of Israel's population will be
Arab within 20 years say-
ing, "When their cultural
level increases, Arab family
growth will decline."

SBA Policy Hit

Small Business Adminis-
tration (SBA) has been
urged to adopt regulations
ending the presumption
that racial minorities are
automatically eligible for
assistance and requiring in-
stead that all small
businesses which seek SBA
assistance prove they are
"socially disadvantaged."
The proposal was contained
in a formal comment on the
SBA's proposed new regula-
tions submitted by the
American Jewish Congress
in behalf of itself and the
American Jewish Commit-
tee, Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith and
Jewish Community Rela-
tions Council of New York.

Dispute Over
`Moonies' Hits
Catskill Town

ACCORD, N.Y. — The
purchase of a summer camp
site by the Unification
Church of Rev. Sun Myung
Moon has angered residents
and incited violence in this
town at the base of the
Catskill Mountains.
Opponents of the camp
say that church members
disturb the peace and
harass their neighbors and
that people have turned up
at homes in the area asking
for help after having been
"recruited" to the camp
under false pretenses.
Church officials deny the
charges and note that the
U.S. Justice Department
plans to investigate a long
list of alleged instances of
arson, vandalism and
harassment by members of
the community.

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