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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-08-14

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

16 Friday, August 14, 1981

Israel Is Preparing for PLO Terror Wave in European Cities

(Continued from Page 1)
and bomb attack July 22 on
a Greek shipping and travel
agency office in Athens in
which two persons were kil-

led and 70 hurt. The popular
front claimed the Greek
agency was a front for Is-
raeli intelligence and had
been involved in the killing

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of a PFLP member.
The annual report of the
West German security serv-
ices released Monday, for
the first time officially con-
firms that there is coopera-
tion between neo-Nazis in
West Germany and the
Palestine Liberation
Organization. It is also the
most detailed annual sur-
vey of rightwing and leftw-
ing extremism in the Fed-
eral Republic.
The report states that for
the first time in many years
the National Democratic
Party (NPD), which partici-
pated unsuccessfully in the
recent nationwide par-
liamentary elections, is no
longer the largest single
neo-Nazi organization in
the country. Its member-
ship has dropped from 8,000
in 1979 to 7,200 in 1980 and
its affiliated youth organ-

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ization has failed to recruit
enough members to fill its
ranks.
But this development,
the survey shows, is not
indicative of a decline in
the number of neo-Nazis
since other, even more
extreme groups are
gainin new ground both
in terms of membership
and influence. As an
example, the report cites
the growing influence of
the "German People's
Union," an organization
headed by Munich pub-
lisher Gerhard Frey.
He is the publisher of the
weekly "National Zeitung,"
the most widely-circulated
neo-Nazi publication in the
country. Its weekly circula-
tion is 100,000 and the
union itself has a member-
ship of more than 10,000. Its
popularity, according to the
report, is based on its cam-
paign against foreigners
living in West Germany and
its campaign to grant a gen-
eral amnesty for Nazi war
criminals.
The overall membership
of extreme rightwing
groups is given officially as
19,800 in 1980, compared to'
17,300 in 1979. Among the
75 known neo-Nazi organ-
izations, 13 have more than
250 members. The number
of publishing houses spe-
cializing in neo-Nazi prop-
aganda was 65 in 1980, up
from 45 in 1979.
The number of violent in-
cidents committed by
rightwing extremists rose
from 97 in 1979 to 113 in
1980. It included the bomb
explosion at Munich's Ok-
toberfest and other ex-
tremist attacks, most
against liberal and leftwing
groups.
outlawed
The
Wehrsportsgruppe
Hoffmann, whose mem-
bers receive military
training in PLO camps in
Lebanon, is classified in
the report as having a
stronger organizational
structure than other
comparable organiza-
tions. The leader of the
Wehrsportsgruppe
Hoffmann, Karl-Heinz
Hoffmann, is now under
arrest in Germany along
with other neo-Nazis who
were trained by the PLO.

former
Meanwhile,
Chancellor Willy Brandt,
who is presently the chair-
man of the ruling Social
Democratic Party ( SPD),
has issued a sharp warning
against rightwing ex-
tremism and called for an
internationally coordinated
campaign to combat it.
In a statement several
days ago commemorating
the victims of the bomb exp-
losion in Bologna, Italy a
year ago, in which 85 people
died, Brandt said there are
clear indications that
rightwing extremists have
extended their interna-
tional contacts.
Brandt's warning is un-
derstood here as also refer-
ring to the group led by
Hoffmann. The former
Chancellor assailed the lack
of coordination between
police in various countries

in the struggle against
rightwing terrorism. While
stressing that legal action
alone will not be sufficient
to cope with the problem,
Brandt said it is necessary
to coordinate laws dealing
with terrorism and to in-
crease cooperation between
law enforcement agencies.
He also called for interna-
tional agreements banning
trade and export of Nazi
propaganda material.

Germany to Change
Propaganda Ban

At the same time, a West
German Federal Justice
Minister has reversed the
long-standing policy of the
ruling Social Democratic
Party (SPD), and will not
ban propaganda material
that was rife under the Nazi
regime, including Hitler's
book "Mein Kampf," Goeb-
bels' anti-Jewish speeches
and the notorious anti-
Semitic newspaper "Der
Stuermer."
Justice Minister Juergen
Schmude said his ministry
is also preparing to ban re-
cently published Nazi prop-
aganda material, including
propaganda imported from
abroad. He said he is also
preparing a bill that would
make it possible for state
prosecutors to charge per-
sons who either deny or jus-
tify the organized murder of
Jews and other groups
under the Nazi regime.
Schmude said his rea-
son for reversing the SDP
policy was threefold: the
amount of original Nazi
propaganda material
being circulated is rela-
tively limited; the trade in
this material is mainly
among collectors rather
than politically-oriented
groups; the ban would
create problems in the
area of scientific re-
search into the Nazi era.
His announcement in an
interview with the leftwing
daily Frankfurther

Rundschau surprised prom-
inent members of his own
party, especially since he,
himself, recently reaffirmed
his support of the ban on
original Nazi material. Ob-
servers said that Schmude
reversed the policy as a re-
sult of pressure by rightw-
ing elements.
*

Move Incidents
in West Berlin

Anti-Semitic incidents,
neo-Nazi activity and the
use of violence by rightwing
extremists has increased
considerably in West Be-
rlin, according to an official
report by the local
authorities. The report, I
leased this week, said that,
some 500 to 700 West Ber-
liners are members of or-
ganized neo-Nazi groups.
In the first six months of
this year, 71 incidents of
violence attributed to ex-
tremist elements were re-
ported. In only 29 instances
could police identify the
persdns involved.
The major neo-Nazi
organization in West Ger-
many, the National Demo-
cratic Party, conducts its ac-
tivities underground in
West Berlin despite a ban
against it imposed by the
four allied powers in the city
— the United States, Brit-
ain, France and the Soviet
Union.
The report also de.
scribed as "especially
unscrupulous" a rightw-
ing West Berlin group
called the Viking Youth
Organization. This group
joined with other ex-
tremist organizations in
staging protest meetings
against the screening in
Germany in 1979 of the
American TV series,
"Holocaust."
Another group in the city
has made an effort to revive
Hitler's Nazi Party and has
labelled the Federal Repub-
lic a "Jewish Republic."

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Biblical Phrases

By HERZL B. SHUR

"In the beginning" . . . Gen 1:1
Is a beautiful phrase.
Make it part of your speech,
Remember it all your days.

"Let there be light" . . . Gen 1:14
Is an expression so clear
Let its significance
In your hearts remain dear.

'Be fruitful and multiply" . . . Gen. 1:32
God thus did say,
Wishing happiness for all his creatures
From day to day.

"A in I my brother's keeper?" ... Gen. 4:9
This has great meaning.
Goodness and brotherhood
From the Bible you'll be gleaning.

"Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" . . . Gen. 6:8
To find grace in one's eyes.
Through kindness and good deed.
Is like finding a great prize.

"I will make thee a great nation
And bless them that bless thee" ... Gen. 12:2
As we study Jewish history
It has thus turned out to he.

"I will not take a thread
Nor a latchet, nor aught that is mine." . . . Gen. 14:23
There you have Abraham??
A character noble and divine.

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