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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, July 10, 1981

French Historian
Ordered to Pay
$4,400 in Fines

AL KLINE

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PARIS (JTA) — Robert
Faurisson, a French histo-
rian who write a book last
year in which he claimed
that reports about the
Holocaust are "grossly
exaggerated" and that
genocide was not a policy
fundamental to Nazism, has
been convicted by a French
court of inciting hatred and
racial discrimination.
The 52-year-old history
professor, who has been
suspended from his post at
Lyons University, was
given a 90-day suspended
sentence and fined $900 by
the Correctional Court of
Paris. He was also ordered
to pay a total of $3,500 to
three French Jewish organ-
izations that had filed suit
against him for spreading
"racist theories."

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Glory of King David Recalled
in Martin's 'King of Kings

A popular Israeli folksong
proclaims the glory of
"David, Melekh Israel,"
David, the King of Israel.
David's life is recon-
structed in a powerful novel
entitled "King of Kings"
(Simon and Schuster), the
effectiveness of which is
emphasized on its being so
thoroughly based on the bi-
blical background.
A universal interest in
the impressive personality
is recorded in this bril-
liantly catalogued record of
one of the world's most
noted leaders and creators
of national powers.
A shepherd boy who
conquered the Goliath
who threatened his
people, the lad who rose
to power, the warrior
who turned poet, whose
name also is perpetuated
in the Psalms of David, is
portrayed in scholarly
fashion, by an authority
highly qualified to tackle
the immense historic sub-
ject.
The portrayal by Malachi
Martin is of the great con-
querer, the precursor of
Caesar, Alexander and
Napoleon.
David's strength, beauty,
his genius as a battlefield
commander and lawmaker,
his passionate, restless sex-
uality, his cunning, ferocity
and courage have made him
a legendary figure for both
Christians and Jews.
The author is pre-
eminently fitted to create
an authentic picture of
David and his era, having
spent the first half of his
adult life on the actual loca-
tions where David had lived

WASHINGTON — Bnai
Brith International has
presented its "Presidential
and fought..
Martin has a doctorate Citation" to Joseph
in Semitic languages, Polakoff, Washington re-
archeology and Oriental porter and analyst of Jewish
history from the Univer- news developments, who re-
sity of Louvain, where he tired in April as chief of the
studied with Teilhard de Washington Bureau of the
Chardin. He did post- Jewish Telegraphic
graduate work at Oxford Agency, the world's only
and Hebrew University daily Jewish news service.
in Jerusalem and spe-
The citation is the second
cializes in the alphabets honor bestowed upon him
and writings of pre- recently. The American
Davidic and Davidic Jewish Press Association,
times. He has done ar- made up of publishers and
cheological work in the editors of Jewish newspap-
Sinai Peninsula, the ers in the United States and
Eastern desert, Judea, Canada, established in May
Samaria and the Phoeni- in his honor an award to be
cian Coast. He has also presented annually to a
done research in Cairo, member publication or in-
Jerusalem, Amman and dividual for journalistic in-
Beirut.
tegrity.
Formerly a professor of
In the general field of
biblical studies at the- Ponti- journalism for more than a
fical Institute in Rome, half century, Polakoff
Martin was a close associate started as a copy boy for the
of Pope John XXIII. He was Scranton (Pa.) Tribune in
instrumental in preventing 1925 while a high school
the suppression of the student. He became' a gen-
famous "Jewish Docu-
'ment," introduced by John
XXIII into the Second Vati-
cal Council:

U.S. 'Harpoon
Used in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The.
Israel navy has disclosed
that it has been employing
for some time the
American-made "Harpoon"
surface-to-surface missile
which is far superior to the
Israeli-made "Gabriel" mis-
sile.
It has extended greatly
the range of Israel's attack
capability at sea, the report
issued on the - occasion of
Navy Day said.

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eral news reporter, federal
court and labor reporter and
sports editor and city editor
before leaving in 1942 in
World War II to join the U.S.

JOSEPH POLAKOFF

Office of War Information in
Washington.
After the war, while in
London where he had been
assigned by OWI, he
entered the U.S. Foreign
Service as an information
specialist with diplomatic
rank. Following retirement
in 1970 with a superior
service award from USIA,
he was named JTA's Wash-
ington chief.

A Canadian Media Expert
Faults Jews for Arab Image


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TORONTO (JTA) — A
Canadian media expert
charged last week that the
negative image of Arabs on
Canadian television_ and
newspapers was largely due
to extensive Jewish control
of the media in the United
States on which Canadian
editors are heavily depen-
dent, and on the political
clout of the "New York-
Washington Jewish lob-
bies" which "make the pro-
life and anti-gun control
lobbies together look like
amateur night."
Marie Choquet, an Ot-
tawa communications con-
sultant, made her remarks
to some 60 academicians,
diplomats and businessmen
from Canada and a dozen
Arab countries attending a
three-day conference or-
ganized by the University of
Calgary in conjunction with
the International Associa-
tion of Middle East Studies
and the Union of Arab His-
torians. -
A spokesman for the
Canadian Jewish Congress
office in Montreal, asked by
the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency for- comment said,
"we know that such charges
form the basis for right-
wing anti-Semitic prop-
aganda," adding that it
coulb be seen as "a form of
incitement to hatred." The
spokesman said that, on the
whole, the Canadian media
attitude on Middle. East is-
sues was "balanced." The
spokesman said that it was
unfortunate that "credible
and respected individuals
made accusations of that
sort.

contribute to make him
remain an image of vio-
lence," she said.
Choquet said that in the
case of the Arabs, television
has created two "masks and
illusions." One, she said is
the "rather primitive and
almost illiterate terrorist"
and the other is "that of an
irresponsible and corrupt
billionaire."
She said the distortion
was aggravated by the fact
that only U.S. television
networks could afford to
maintain permanent crews
in many of the world's "hot
spots" including the Middle
East. The selection of film
clips is up to individual
news editors, many of whom
are Jewish, she said.
She added that the major
television production cen-
ters, New York and Los
Angeles, are "carefully and
consistently massaged" by
what Choquet called the
well-organized, well disci-
plined Jewish community of
the entertainment world
and, to some degree, the
business world. Canada, she
said relies heavily on U.S.
"visuals."
She observed that it was
the nature of the television
media to present simplified
images which overshadow
substance. But she also
faulted the Canadian media
for poor coverage of interna-
tional news events because
of the ignorance of reporters
and editors. As a result, sl- -
said, the Arab cause is k
ing the public relations war
with the pro-Israel ele-
ments.

Va. Merger

Ms. Choquet also
NORFOLK, Va. (JTA) —
warned that Arabs them-
selves bear part of the The United Jewish Federa-%
blame, particularly the tion of Norfolk and Virginia
appearance of Palestine Beach, Va., and the
Liberation Organization Portsmouth Area Jewish
chief Yasir Arafat who Federation, Va. have
was associated with ter- merged. The new federation
rorism that North Ameri- is identified as the United
cans abhor. "The beard,' Jewish Federation of Tide-
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