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May 01, 1981 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-05-01

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THE puROIT, 1EKSH NEWS

Parents Protest
YK War Film

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JERUSALEM (JNI) —
Deputy Defense Minister
Mordehai Zipori has asked
the Censorship Board to
hear complaints by repre-
sentatives of the Yad
Lebanim parents of war
dead organization on "The
Vulture," a film about the
aftermath of the Yom Kip-
pur War which opened two
weeks ago in Tel Aviv.
/ The controversial film
depicts the struggles of a
young war veteran who
drifts from compiling a
memorial album dedicated
to a friend into producing
such albums on order for be-
reaved parents. His success
in comforting the parents of
other dead soldiers turns
the hero into a "vulture" in
his own eyes — feeding on
the memory of corpses.
Described by Israeli cri-
tics as technically good, but
extremely controversial,
the film has been selected
for directors' showings at
the Cannes Festival. In Tel
Aviv; however, the theater
screening the film has re-
ceived bomb threats and its
entrance was vandalized.

Hebrew U. Friends to Hear
Dr. Prawer on Jerusalem

The Michigan Chapter of
American Friends of He-
brew University announces
that Dr. Joshua Prawer,
professor of medieval his-
tory at Hebrew University
of Jerusalem, will speak at
the main Jewish Commu-
nity Center Tuesday at 8
p.m.
Dr. Prawer, world
authority on the Crusades,
will speak on "Jerusalem —
The Fountainhead."
In January, Dr. Prawer's
latest volume on the
Crusades, "Crusader In-
stitutions," was published
by Oxford University's
Clarendon Press. Prawer
had been editor-in-chief of
the Encyclopaedia Hebraica
for the past 10 years.
His involvement in Is-
raeli education, particu-
larly the junior high inte-

he had not done so sooner.
Last week, Richardson ac-
knowledged having written
the Times' Op-Ed article,
but claimed that the anti-
Semitic paragraph had been
inserted before publication
by someone else at "Liberty
Lobby."

LONDON — Czechos-
lovakia has given the Pales-
tine Liberation Organiza-
tion office in Prague the
status of an embassy, ac-
cording to the International
Council of Jews from
Czechoslovakia.
A new five-year _agree-
ment was signed between
the Czechs and the PLO in
March.

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Bible Sold Out

LONDON — A new
"ecumenical" translation of
the Bible printed in Com-
munist Czechoslovakia at
the end of 1980 was im-
mediately sold out, accord-
ing to the International
Council of Jews from
Czechoslovakia.

gration reform, has been
significant. He has been
honored for his schol-
arship by the French, the
Israelis and the Ameri-
cans. In addition to his
long association with
Hebrew University, he
has taught at the Sor-
bonne and at Harvard.
The public is invited at no
charge. For information,
call the American Friends
of Hebrew University,
357-5266.

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Czechs Upgrade
PLO Offices ,

Richardson Nomination Is Withdrawn,
He Deplores 'Liberty Lobby' Prejudice

NEW YORK (JTA) — for a high government post. who would rather counte-
Warren Richardson's with- Did someone not care that nance another national dis-
drawal from consideration 'Liberty Lobby' was anti- aster than brave the
as a nominee for the office of Semitic? Why is Sen. screams of the pro-Zionist
Assistant. Secretary of Schweiker. still defending _'free press' in America."
Health and Human Serv- Richardson? There are just
After Gejdenson's disclo-
ices (HHS) because of his a few of the questions which sures and under fire from
associations with the anti- must be answered."
Jewish organizations and
Semitic Liberty Lobby leave The ADL and the Ameri- various civil rights groups,
many questions unan- can Jewish Committee Schweiker's office an-
swered and "I _ don't think charged that "Liberty nounced last week that
( – The matter is closed," Lobby" was an anti-Semitic, Richardson's nomination
iathan Perlmutter, na- anti-black organization and would be "reviewed." He
tional director of the Anti- that Richardson's associa- remained a special assis-
Defamation League of Bnai tion with it disqualified him tant to Schweiker, however.
Brith, said. for the sub-Cabinet post.
In his statement after
Richardson, a special Rep. Sam Gejdenson (D-
assistant to HHS Secretary Conn.) publicly disclosed withdrawing his name,
Richardson said: "I con-
Richard Schweiker and Richardson's activities for
Schweiker's choice for the the "Liberty Lobby" a week demn unequivocally the
post, withdrew his name ago and said that if anti-Jewish and racist ac-
tions of the 'Liberty Lobby'
last Friday, citing "political Schweiker did not withdraw
his nomination, he would and some of its employees
realism" as the reason.
oppose and officers. I find morally
He issued a statement at personally
the same time condemning Richardson before the Se- repugnant their state-
"unequivocally the anti- nate Finance Committee ments, publications and
views — expressed and un-
Jewish and racist actions of which must approve it.
expressed — which are
the Liberty Lobby" which Gejdenson noted that
he served as general counsel during the period of anti-Jewish, anti-black or
Richardson's association discriminatory in any way
from 1969-1973.
to any group by virtue of
Schweiker, a former with the Liberty Lobby,
race, color, creed or national
Republican Senator from the far rightwing
Pennsylvania, accepted Washington-based group origin.
"I never at any time
his withdrawal with re- was charging that Jewish
personally subscribed to
gret" and claimed that bankers financed world
those views; nor did I as-
"after careful review" communism and that
_nspi- sist in any way their
there was "no convincing Zionism was' a co
preparation or dissemi-
evidence" that racy to control the world.
nation."
Richardson was anti-
Gejdenson called atten-
Semitic or racist.
Richardson's statement
tion to an article that ap-
But Perlmutter observed: peared under Richardson's attributed his working for
"Something is wrong with a by-line on the Op-Ed page of Liberty Lobby to "a period of
system in which a person of „ the New York Times in May financially stressed family
Warren Richardson's back-. 1971 in which the author circumstances." He noted
ground can reach a point - said "Liberty Lobby will not that he had resigned eight
where he is recommended .tag along with the cowards years ago and regretted that

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