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June 26, 1981 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-06-26

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31 Parties in Tuesday Election as Begin Fightg Peres Challenge



The Crucial
Day for Israel
and Global
Concern in

June=30 Election

• JERUSALEM — The Central Elections. Committee has announced that 31 of the 36 lists submitted to contest the
national election on Tuesday will actually run.
According to Asher Wallfish, writing in the Jerusalem Post, 11 of the lists ran in 1977; six more were formed during the
lifetime of the outgoing Knesset; and 14 are brand new lists.
Three lists announced they were pulling out of the race: Kidum, Zedek and Shorashim. The other two, Derekh Eretz and
the Israeli Arab list, were disqualified because some of their 1,500 signatures were forged.
The election committee chairman, Justice Moshe Etzioni, objects to the parties' practice of publishing the
results of the army vote in percentages. He pointed out that the law strictly forbids all election progaganda
directed specifically to soldiers. No party liad the right to claim that it won the largest slice of soldiers' votes,
Etzioni said.
Etzioni also said he forbade all attempts by the lists to make deals between each other to donate or trade air time for
election propaganda. Several such attempts have been made.
Shorashim chairman Dr. Michael Corinaldi issued a statement charging that the three big veteran parties — Likud,
Labor and National Religious Party — milk the public purse for their election financing in such a cynical way, that a new list
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A Weekly Review

Editorial, Page 4
Commentary, Page 2

of Jewish Events


Historic Role
of JDC:
Story of
a Great Cause
in Tragic Era

Review of Bauer's
WSU Press Book,
Page 64 -

Copyright (c) The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXIX,- No. 17

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June 26, 1981.

The Pledge:

We take this oath. We take it in the shadow of flames
whose tongues scar the soul of our people. We vow in the
names of dead parents and children. We vow, with our sad- •

ness hidden; with our faith renewed. We vow, we shall never
let the sacred memory of our perished Six Million be scorned
or erased . . ."

The Reply:

"We accept the obligation of this legacy. We are the first generation born after the darkness .

World Gathering of Survivors of the Holocaust, closing ceremonies at the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, June 18, 1981.

Senator Cranston Shows Documents
Legacy of the Holocaust
Passed to Next Generation Supporting Israeli Position on Raid

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A massive four-day gathering of 7,000
Holocaust survivors from all over the world ended last Thursday in front of
the Western Wall with a testament that they would never forget the Nazi
The testament was read in six languages — Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino,
English, French and Russian — and it included the following vow: "In the
name of dead parents and children . . . never to let the memory of the Six
Million be erased . . . We take this oath to be handed down from father to
son, from mother to daughter, from generation to generation . . . Re-
member what the German killers and their accomplices did to the Jewish
people . . . Remember what an indifferent world did to us. Remember the
kindnesses of the Righteous Gentiles. We shall also remember the miracle
of the rebirth in the land of our ancestors of the state of Israel."
The testament was signed by all participants on 36 long sheets of
parchment. It was deposited in the Yad Vashem.
Five children of survivors responded in five of the six lan-
guages. As a symbol of the plight.of Soviet Jewry, no second gener-
ation Russian Jew responded.
"We are the first generation born after the Darkness," they said,
pledging to repeat and hand down the story of their parents, to support
Israel, and to further Jewish culture and education. Each of the six
survivors lit a memorial torch and a candelabrum.
Premier Menahem Begin told the throng that "Israel will never allow
an enemy to develop weapons of mass destruction to be.nsed against the
Jewish people — never again." He urged the guests from abroad to come on
aliya, noting the fate of Europe's Jews who had remained in their native
lands until it was too late.
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, who spoke in Hebrew, Yiddish and
English, said he had not remembered any event since the reunification of
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) re-
vealed last week that he has received internal documents from
American sources at the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) that estimate that the Iraqi nuclear reactor d_estroyed by
Israel June 7 could have produced enough plutonium each year to
build up to three nuclear bombs.
"Furthermore, these IAEA documents indicate that there is a
significant possibility, indeed- probability, that this plutonium
production could not have been detected by IAEA inspectors,"
Cranston told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. -
Roger Richter, a 33-year-old American who has been working
as an IAEA inspector in the Middle East and South Asia sections,
testified befOre the committee on Friday. He recently accepted a
five-year extension of his contract but resigned so that he could
testify before the committee.
Sen. Cranston read portions of an analysis Richter pro-
vided the U.S. Mission to the IAEA in 1980. "The available information points to an
aggressive, coordinate program by Iraq to develop a nuclear weapons capability
during the next five years," Cranston said.
As a nuclear safeguards inspector at the IAEA, my concern and complaint is that Iraq
will be able to conduct this program under the auspices of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and
while violating the provision of NPT," Richter wrote.
"The IAEA safeguards are totally incapable of detecting the production of plutonium in-
large-size material test reactors under the presently constituted safeguards arrangements.
Perhaps the most disturbing implication of the Iraqi nuclear program is that the NPT
agreement has had the effect of assisting Iraq in acquiring the nuclear technology and

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Chapel Fund Enrolls Congressional Support

NEW YORK — Shown in the photograph at left at the Washington meeting of Congressional supporters of the West
Point Jewish Chapel Fund are, from left, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), fund president Herbert Ames and Rep. Benjamin
Gilman (R-N.Y.).
Gilman chaired the meeting attended by 40 Senators and Representatives. More than $2.8 million has been raised
toward the fund's goal of $5.5 million for a Jewish chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During the past six
months, more than 4,000 new donors have contributed to the fund.
The headquarters of the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund are located at 342 Madison Ave., Suite 625, New
York, N.Y. 10017.
When completed, the Jewish chapel at West Point will serve the religious needs of Jewish cadets and also serve as a
museum and gallery in tribute to the sacrifices made by the American Jewish community in behalf of the defense of the

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