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July 31, 1981 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-07-31

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Israeli Air Patrol Destroys Syrian MiG

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Is-
raeli aircraft on a routine
reconnaisance mission over
Lebanon on Wednesday
shot down a Syrian MiG-25
fighter which tried to inter-
cept them. The Israel De-
fense Forces reported all Is-
raeli aircraft returned
safely to base.
According to reports from
Beirut, the brief dogfight
took place some 30 miles
north-east of Beirut. The Is-
raeli planes were under-
stood to have been watching
for possible hostile moves by
the Palestinians and their
rganization duringthe
sefire.
Syria and the Palesti-
nians said Tuesday they
would attack any Israeli
planes flying over Lebanon

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as this, they claim, would be
a breach of the ceasefire.
But both Israel and the U.S.
say that reconnaisance
flights are allowed under
the ceasefire arranged by
U.S. special envoy Philip
Habib.
Israel says the flights
are essential to monitor
shipments of arms being
sent to the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization by
Syria and the Soviet
Union. The PLO is repor-
tedly receiving . large
amounts of weapons
through northern
Lebanese ports.
There are at present
about 15,000 Palestinians
in Lebanon, gradually
being incorporated into
army units following years

Reps. Ask Waldheim Ouster

of terrorist formations.
They are now equipped with
heavier weapons, including
tanks, artillery pieces and
rocket launchers.
Some 500 of the Palesti-
nians are reported to be in
the southern area between
the Zaharani River and the
Israeli border, with another
3,000 to 5,000 in Beirut,
about 1,500 in the Sidon
area, about 300 in the
region controlled by UN-
IFIL and about 500 in the
Tripoli area of northern
Lebanon.
On Tuesday, Israeli
Prime Minister Menahem
Begin told a Knesset com-
mittee that Israel had re-
served the right to continue
the reconnaissance flights
and the U.S. was fully
aware of the Israeli posi-
tion.
Begin said Israel's
armed forces had in-
flicted severe damage
and losses on the Palesti-
nians during the 11 days
of fighting. (Israel
claimed the destruction
of a terrorist ammunition
dump at E1-Fakhani;
Palestinian bases re-
cently set up in the El-

He noted that Waldheim
WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Three members of the "chose to remain silent"
House Foreign Affairs when the General Assembly
Committee have written to passed the resolution equat-
President Reagan urging ing Zionism with racism in
the United States to initiate 1975 and that he has called
a move to find a "suitable for Palestinian statehood
replacement" for United and asked that Israel with-
Nations Secretary General draw from occupied terri-
Kurt Waldheim when his tory, including East
term expires at the end of Jerusalem.
this year.
"Serious questions have
been raised about Mr. Wal-
dheim's performance of his
duties both as an adminis-
NEW YORK (JTA)
A Force of terrorist installa-
trator and, more impor-
tantly, as the diplomat number of Jewish leaders tions in Beirut and other
charged by the interna- issued statements last parts of Lebanon was part
tional community with re- weekend hailing the cease- of the Israeli government's
sponsibility for mediating fire on Israel's northern pre-emptive defense meas-
difficult and dangerous dis- border with Lebanon, urg- ures as a result of so many
putes across the globe," the ing the Reagan Administra- atrocities committed by the
letter said. It was signed by tion to resume the delivery terrorists."
He said the Israelis "have
Reps. Stephen Solarz (D- of F-16s to Israel, and em-
NY), David Bowen (D- phasizing that Israel's air always pleaded with the
Miss.) and John LeBoutil- raid on Beirut July 17 was a terrorists to divorce them-
defensive strike against the selves from continuing to
lier (R-NY).
Solarz, in a separate atrocities committed by the "hide behind the skirts of
statement Monday, charged Palestine Liberation innocent people"
Toby Willig, Emunah
that Waldheim "has per- Organization in their rocket
petually pandered to the attacks on villages in Women of America's vice
president of public affairs,
Arabs, communists and northern Israel.
Frieda Lewis, president of stated that the bombing of
other Third World countries
at the world organization Hadassah, said, "It was Beirut "was a tragic but
necessary defensive move
through his consistent and generous of Israel, whose
totally gratuitous criticism civilian population has been instigated by PLO at-
relentlessly subjected to rocities" against Israel's
of the State of Israel."
northern border towns.
Solarz also accused shelling, to support (special
In a message to Leon
Waldheim of being U.S. envoy Philip) Habib's
"notoriously one-sided in efforts for peace by accept- Dulzin, chairman of the
his approach to the Mid- ing the cease-fire even Jewish Agency Execu-
dle East, engaging in though it is risky. Each time tive in Jerusalem, Max
gratuitous criticism of Is- the PLO has exploited the Fisher of Detroit, chair-
rael and encouraging the occasions to restore and ex- man of the Agency's
participation of the ter- pand its arms and to rein- Board of Governors,
rorist Palestine Libera- force and to advance its stated: "The American
Jewish community is
tion Organization in the positions."
The Synagogue Council of grieved by the losses sus-
Middle East negotia-
America, commenting on tained in the continuing
tions."
the ceage-fire, called for reign of terror against the
prayers for peace as well as villages and towns and
California Man
putting the critical events neighbors of those who
meaningful perspective.
have died in their homes
An SS Captain? in -Rabbi
Bernard Mandel- as a result of PLO ter-
LOS ANGELES — The baum, executive vice rorist action."
U.S. is preparing to start a president of the Council,

revocation of citizenship said: "Anguish at the death
se against a 71-year-old of innocent victims of war —
\,###/acramento man who is in Beirut or anywhere — is
charged with being a Nazi felt more deeply by Israel
JERUSALEM — An Is-
SS captain during World and the Jewish people than raeli bus in the hills just
War II.
by all the Arab states. For outside Jerusalem was shot
Otto Albrecht von the tragedy in Lebanon is at by, two terrorists on Wed-
Bolschwing has been ac- consistent with Arab abuse nesday. Four persons on the
cused of hiding his member- of its own people as helpless bus were wounded.
ship in the Nazis and the SS pawns in a ruthless political
The Palestine Liberation
when he obtained U.S. citi- war to destroy Israel."
Organization announced in
zenship 22 years ago.
Paul Zuckerman of De- Beirut that it would con-
Von Bolschwing claims troit, former national tinue attacks inside Israel
he served in the U.S. Office chairman of the United while observing the cease-
of Str a tegic Services and Jewish Appeal, said the fire along the Israel-
parachuted into Austria.
bombing by Israel's Air Lebanon border.
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Leaders Hail Cease-Fire,
Urge Delivery of F-16s

Bus Attacked

Friday, July 31, 1981

Tennis Complex for Jerusalem

Jenah area in Beirut; six
130 mm and 155mm field
artillery batteries; eight
mobile Katyusha rocket
launchers used by El
Fatah; an anti-aircraft
missile battery near the
Shtila and Sabra camps;
80 military vehicles on
the outskirts of the Sabra
camp; an Arab Libera-
tion Front position; and a
Democratic Front for the
Liberation of Palestine
position.
Listed as damaged were
El Fatah command head-
quarters; two houses be-
longing to "Abu Jihad," the
senior El Fatah comman-
der; buildings in El Fakhani
housing the Democratic
Front and Arab Liberation
Front headquarters; and El
Fatah's main operational
room.
The army said PLO men
killed included Abu El-
Kefah, the,E1 Fatah officer
in charge of weapons • and
ammunition, and about 20
officers and men of the
Democratic Front.
Nevertheless, former
Premier Yitzhak Rabin of
the Labor Alignment told
the Knesset that Israel
could not annihilate the ter-
rorists or achieve its politi-
cal objectives by means of
its air force. He stressed
that he favored the cease-
fire as long as the Palesti-
nians observed it but if they
struck against Israel, Israel
would strike back.

JERUSALEM (JNI) —
The Jerusalem Tennis Cen-
ter opened this week with
1,000 children starting
their summer training pro-
gram at the 11 courts in the
Katamon-Tet Quarter.
The complex, funded by
th e q eti ti-,

United Appeal, is the sixth
of seven facilities being
built by the Israel Tennis
Centers (ITC). The ITC
opened the largest complex
earlier this month in Ash-
kelon, financed by British
Jewry.

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