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May 1, 1981
,Israel Asserts Determination
Set for _1 p.m. Sunday
A special Kadish containing references to many of the
- Nazi concentration camps will be part of the program of the
annual Shaarit Haplaytah Holocaust Memorial Academy
which will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cong. Bnai David.
The program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Commu-
nity Council of Metropolitan Detroit, the Greater Detroit
Round Table of the National Conference of Christians and
Jews (NCCJ), the Holocaust Memorial Center Committee
and Children of Holocaust Survivors in Michigan
Guest speaker at the program will be Rep. James Blan-
chard (D-18th District), who is a member of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council.
Survivors of concentration camps and children of
survivors will join in lighting six candles in memory of
the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis.
Mrs. Sonia Popowski will introduce the
candlelighters with ghetto and concentration camp
Cantors Hyman Adler of Bnai David and Chaim Naj-
man of Cong. Shaarey Zedek will sing memorial songs and
songs of the Jewish partisans who escaped the ghettos and
concentration camps and joined the partisans and the un-
derground against the Nazis. The cantors will be accom-
panied by pianist Carol Lasser.
Christian congregations participating in the memorial
academy have been asked to wear the yellow Star of David
that the Nazis forced Jews to wear.
The Detroit Round Table of the NCCJ has been
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JERUSALEM (JTA).— Israel air force jets pounded Palestine Liberation Organization targets in
south Lebanon on Wednesday for the fourth time this week. A military spokesman said the pilots reported
accurate hits on missile and rocket launching pads in Shahe village from where rockets have been fired into
Israel. He said all planes returned safely to their bases.
Premier Menahem Begin made it clear, meanwhile, that the downing of two Syrian helicopters over
central Lebanon by Israeli iet fishers was not a random encounter but the outcome of an Israeli government
decision to warn the Syrians that the use of helicopter gunships against Lebanese Christians will not be
tolerated by Israel.
Begin met for an hour on Wednesday with U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis amid strong hints from
government sources that the escalation of Israeli attacks in Lebanon had at least tacit U.S. approval. The
State Department denied this late Wednesday.
Although the U.S. has been calling on all parties for "restraint" in Lebanon, Lewis reportedly
conveyed no signs of pressure on Israel from Washington, nor did he make any requests of Israel
with respect to the situation in Lebanon. It is understood in Israel that the U.S. no longer regards
Syria as a "stabilizing force" in Lebanon and, in view of the stepped-up Syrian attacks on the
Christians, Israel felt free to take the action it saw fit.
Begin reportedly told Lewis that Israel wanted a cooling-off period in Lebanon, provided there were no
further attacks on the Christians. He asked the American envoy to relay a message to Secretary of State
Alexander Haig that Israel would not acquiesce to a situation in which Lebanese Christians would be
placed in circumstances similar
to those that afflicted Jews in
Europe in 1940.
In that connection Begin
reportedly told Lewis that Is
rael would do its best to avoid an
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel made it clear that it will continue to
all-out confrontation with Syria
object to the U.S. sale to Saudi Arabia of five AWACS surveillance aircraft
and enhancement equipment for the 62 F-15s the Saudis have purchased
but if Syria continued to employ
from the U.S. even if the terms of the proposed weapons package are modified
helicopters against the Chris-
to continue American control of the AWACS after the Saudis take possession
tians, Israel would continue to
shoot them down.
Israeli Ambassador Ephraim Evron, leaving the State Department
In an interview with Israel
Monday morning, said Israel opposes the sale even if technical modifications
Radio, Begin said Israelis, as
are made. He said that "advice given us" by the State Department that Israeli
Jews, had a moral commitment
pilots would be able to shoot down the AWACS — carrying American air
to prevent the slaughter of a
crews — should they pose a threat "is not something that I think will appeal
to most people."
people or religion by another
Evron expressed his government's strong objections to a speech
nation, and it was also in Is-
by the Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources,
rael's "clear nat,Aial -interest"
Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, in New York last week that Israel con-
to prevent Syrian control of the
sidered "offensive and abusive" and "close to" anti-Semitism.
central Lebanon mountains,
Yamani, addressing a Foreign Policy Association luncheon, claimed
from which they could shell the
Israel was a greater menace to the security of the Middle East than the Soviet
port of Junia , the only port open
Union and that Israeli policies opened the way for Soviet influence in the
to the Christians.
Israel to Continue Fight
Against Arms for Saudis
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U. of Warsaw and UAHC Sign Agreement
to Study Artifacts of Jewish Life in Poland
NEW YORK (JTA) — Long-lost documents and artifacts illuminating 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland, the
cradle of Judaism in Europe, will be available to scholars and researchers for the first time under the terms of an
agreement signed Monday by the University of Warsaw and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC).
Polish diplomatic officials, Jewish scholars and the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities,
Joseph Duffey, were among 75 persons who watched as Prof. Henryk Samsonowicz, rector of the University of Warsaw,
and Rabbi Alexander Schindler, president of the UAHC, signed the two-page agreement at the House of Living
Judaism, headquarters of the Reform Jewish congregational group.
Nathan Rappaport's Scroll of Fire Monument in
the Bnai Brith Martyr's Forest near Jerusalem.
Believed to be the first between a university in Eastern Europe and a Jewish religious body, the
agreement will for the first time provide American scholars with access to and the right to copy materials
currently in possession of the Polish government, the Catholic Church in Poland and various Polish
These materials include works of art, literature, history, law, music and philosophy, along with official Jewish
community archives, such as the records of the Judenrat of Lublin during the Nazi occupation.
The agreement also calls for "joint research" by the University'of Warsaw and the UAHC in specified areas of
Jewish scholarship, including `historical problems of Judaism."
The agreement was worked out during negotiations in the United States and Poland among Rabbi Philip Hiat,
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