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April 10, 1981 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-04-10

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AJCampaign Concluding Report Meeting on April 22


Allied Jewish Campaign division heads and their co-workers will hold a
concluding report meeting at the United Hebrew Schools on 12 Mile Road,
8:15 a.m. April 22 for an urgent effort to attain the goal to meet the current
needs for Israel and the scores of local and national agencies.
The meeting will feature a traditional breakfast during Hol Hamoed
While significant progress was reported at the annual Campaign dinner

Arms for
and Their

on March 24, contributions are still being sought from persons in the Jewish
community who have yet to make their Campaign pledge.
The $19,150,000 goal for 1981 was arrived at earlier this year in line
with nationwide findings by the 1981 Campaign Planning Task Force of the
Council of Jewish Federations and United Jewish Appeal. Additional funds
are needed to support Detroit's Project Renewal social reconstruction efforts
in the city of Ramla, Israel.


Bayard Rustin's
of Black Hebrews
Commentary, Page 2

A Week1N Review'

of Jetuish Events.

Without Limits


Vital Need for
Gun Control
Editorials, Page 4

. Copyright c The Jewish News Publishing Co.


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$15 Per Year: This Issue 35c

April 10, 1981

U-M . Students. and Faculty Hit
Neo 7 Nazi.• Revisionist Letters

WSU Jewish Students
Answer Arab Speaker


(Editor's note: Bigman is a student at Wayne State Uni-
versity and a member of WSU's Bnai Brith Hillel Founda-
On April 3, Uri Levi, Wayne State campus representa-
tive for the American Zionist Youth Foundation, and myself,
attended a meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Organization
of Arab Students.
While waiting for the guest speaker, Dr. Hatem Husseini of
the Palestine Information Center in Washington, D.C., the audi-
ence was addressed by a member of the OAS, who asked the
audience to write to ABC and complain about the recent "20/20"
program on PLO terrorism. He claimed that the program was
biased and unobjective.
The Jewish community should be aware of the pressure
beinc, put on ABC by the Arab community. Those who wish to
compliment ABC on the journalistic quality and level of interest
of the "20/20" program should write to: ABC, 20/20, 77 W. 66th
St., New York, N.Y. 10023.
The next speaker at the meeting was Russ Bellant,
president of the Student-Faculty Council at Wayne State
University. In his statement, Bellant noted how difficult it is
to obtain objective news reports because of the "monopoly
on media." Spoken to an audience composed almost
entirely of Arabs, the implication was obviously that the
media are controlled by Jews.
Dr. Husseini, realizing that he was speaking to an audience
(Continued on Page 33)

(Editor's note: The information in this article was provided by University of Michigan student Dan
Levy, a member of Students Concerned About a Recurrence.)

ANN ARBOR — University of Michigan students and faculty organized a campus protest last
week against solicitation letters sent to the community within the last two weeks by the "Legion for
the Survival of Freedom" and the "Institute for Historical Review" in California. The letters insist
that the Holocaust never took place and offered a book order form for such titles as "Six Million Lost
and Found," "The Kangaroo Court of Nuremburg" and "Anne Frank's Diary — a Hoax."
University of Michigan groups formed Students Concerned About a Recurrence (SCAR) in
response to the letters. Last week, SCAR published a full-page advertisement in the campus news-
paper, the Michigan Daily, held a forum on "Hate Groups in the 80s," and held an outdoor campus
memorial service for the victims of the Holocaust.
The advertisement published in the Michigan Daily on April 1 was signed by more than 300
Jewish and non-Jewish students and faculty, as well as 14 organizations. Entitled "An Open Letter to
the University Community," the advertisement was also posted at various campus locations. The
advertisement stated:
"Recently, many students here at the university have received an affront to their intelligence
and moral sensibilities in the form of a letter. The envelope of this letter displayed'the return address
of the Legion for the Survival of Freedom but the letter inside identified the sender as the Institute for
Historical Review, a West Coast-based organization devoted to rewriting the history of the Second
World War.
• We are outraged that they deny the existence of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany.
• We are outraged that they claim that Anne Frank's Diary is a forgery.
_ • We are outraged that they claim the Nazi furnaces are part of an ancient Jewish
• We are outraged that they claim that a "Zionist-controlled (read: Jewish-controlled)
media and academic establishment have created the 'myth' of the Holocaust in order to lead
Americans to war.
• We are outraged!
"We the undersigned, recognize that the university is a forum for conflicting ideas and interpre-

(Continued on Page 33)

Michigan Congressmen Lead Fight on Saudi Arms

WASHINGTON — Four Michigan Congressmen are taking an active role in the
bipartisan fight against the Reagan Administration proposal to supply Saudi Arabia
with enhanced offensive equipment for its U.S.-made F-15 jet fighter-bombers, as well as
sophisticated surveillance aircraft.
A bi-partisan group of about 80 Congressmen urged the Reagan Administration on
Tuesday to review its decision to sell Saudi Arabia additional fuel tanks and Sidewinder
air-to-air missiles for the 62 F-15 jets. Strong statements were made by Rep. William
oornfield and Senators Carl Levin and Donald Riegle.
Rep. James Blanchard (D-Mich.), who along with Rep. Jack Kemp (R-NY) led the
move on the House floor, called
the proposed sales "foolish and
ill-timed." Blanchard said they
would "constitute a serious new
escalation of arms" in the Mid-
dle East and would "ultimately
place a much greater security
burden on our oldest and
staunchest ally in the region,
the state of Israel."

Blanchard noted further
that the sale "represents yet
another attempt to court
friendship with other nations
through the sale of highly
sophisticated military
weapons." He pointed out


that "the presence of such sophisticated weapons" in Saudi Arabia, which has
internal security problems, "could jeopardize U.S. strategic interests and those
of our established allies if those weapons fell into the wrong hands."
Kemp said the AWACS surveillance planes should not be allowed out of American
hands in Saudi Arabia. However, he said he would not be opposed to the sale of other
equipment to enhance the capabilities of the Saudi F-15s if the U.S. would get something
in return, such as Saudi support of the Camp David agreement.
Blanchard pointed out when he had opposed the sale of the F-15 's when it was
proposed by the Carter Administration in 1978, "I was concerned that we were not
getting any assurances from the
Saudis of their willingness to
play a role in the peace process.
Unfortunately, in the past two
years we have received very lit-
tle in return for the F-15 s."
He noted that the Saudis
have not supported the Camp
David process, have called for a
holy war against Israel during
the recent Islamic summit con-
ference and "continue to provide
massive amounts of funding for
the Palestine Liberation Organ-
ization." Blanchard added that
by giving the Saudis advanced
(Continued on Page 5)

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