THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
13 Detroit Clergy in Washington
for Community Council Briefing
The Jewish Community Orr, United Presbyterian
Council arranged for 14 Church, Grosse Ile; Dr.
Christian leaders to attend William K. Quick, Met-
a one-day briefing on Israel ropolitan United Methodist
in Washington, D.C. on Church; Sister Carol Ritt-
ner, Mercy College; and
Working in cooperation Charles H. Benham, Execu-
with the Council of Jewish tive Director, Detroit Round
Federations' Washington Table of the National Con-
office, the American Israel ference of Christians and
lublic Affairs Committee Jews.
- ,AIPAC) and Senator Carl
Leading the Israel mis-
Levin's office, a full day of sion to Washington, D.C.
programming was arr-
were Marian Shifman,
president, Jewish Commu-
Participating were Rev. nity Council of Metropoli-
Charles Beynon, First tan Detroit; Rabbi Ernst
United Methodist Church, Conrad, president, Rabbinic
Farmington; Rev. Terry Commission of Metropoli-
Butters, String-ham Mis- tan Detroit; and Alvin L.
sionary Church, Pontiac; Kushner, Council executive
Mrs. William Chaffee, director.
Executive Board, Michigan
The mission started
Council of Churches; Rev.
Rudolf Gelsey, First Unita- with a briefing at the Is-
rian Universalist Church, rael Embassy which in-
Detroit; Rev. George F. Gil- cluded a discussion of the
lette, First United AWACS, F-15 equipment
Presbyterian Church, War- and the necessity for Is-
ren; Rev. Nicholas Hood, rael to destroy the Iraqi
Plymouth Congregational nuclear potential.
Church, Detroit; Rev. Mark
Following this ,session
Jenson, North Congrega- was a briefing by AIPAC
tions Church, Southfield; covering much the same
Rev. James Lyons, Pine Hill areas but with greater em-
Congregational Church, phasis on Congressional
West Bloomfield; Mrs. and White House positions.
Nancy Manser, Lutheran
The day continued with a
Social Services, Detroit; lunch at the Capitol Build-
Bishop H. Irving Mayson, ing to which all of the
Archdecon, Episcopal Dis- Michigan congressional
cese, Detroit; Rev. Robert C. delegation had been in-
vited. Speakers included
Sen. Carl Levin, Sen.
Donald Riegle and Con-
gressman Howard Wolpe.
At the luncheon were Con-
gressmen John Conyers,
Jr., Mark Siljander, James
Dunn, Donald Albosta, Bob
Traxler, Dennis Hertel,
William Brodhead and
Many of the clergy
stressed to the congressmen
their interest in having the
legislators sign the Lent-
Long petition which opposes
the AWACS sale to Saudi
Arabia. There are now 187
congressmen who have
signed this petition.
Following lunch, the
group went to the White
House Executive Office
Building to meet Jacob
Stein, special adviser to
the White House. He in-
troduced a Dr.
Shoemacher of the Na-
tional Security Council
who attempted to justify
the Saudi Arabian sales
and also to explain the
cern with Israel's role in
The clergy were not re-
ceptive and were harsh in
their responses to the pre-
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