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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-08-28

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Palestinian Autonomy Talks to Resume Sept: 23

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TEL AVIV (JTA) — Prime Minister Menahem Begin of Israel
and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat announced in Alexandria on
Wednesday that. the Palestinian autonomy talks would resume on
Sept. 23. The place and level of the talks was not immediately
disclosed.
Both leaders made the announcement at a press conference
winding up their two days of talks, broadcast live by Israel Radio.
They said the fixing of the date was their most important achieve-

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Commentary, Page 2

ment of their 12th series of meetings. They hoped the talks could be
successfully concluded by the end of the year, but Begin said he
could not guarantee that.
Sadat said he thought normalization of relations was
proceeding well, adding that Begin had pointed out to him
some shortcomings which he had instructed the Egyptian
Foreign Minister to correct immediately.
(Continued on Page 10)

THE JEWISH NEWS

A Weektv Review

of Jewish

Events

SADAT

Middle East
as the World's
Battleground
and the Current
Obligations
Toward Israel

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright , c The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXIX, No. 26

17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833

$15 Per Year: This Issue 35`

August 28, 1981

Ford Motor Co. Re-Affirms
=repudiation of Arab Boycott

HIAS, Jewish Agency Fight
on Soviet Immigrant Policy

NEW YORK (JTA) — HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, said
this week it would continue to provide migration services to Jewish refugees
coming out of the Soviet Union who choose not to go to Israel.
The HIAS executive committee acted at an emergency meeting Monday
night following the announcement by Leon Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish
Agency Executive, that the Agency would refer to HIAS only those Soviet
Jews who had spouses, parents or children in the U.S., Canada and other
countries of resettlement. Brothers and sisters would not be included.
Edwin Shapiro, HIAS president, and Leonard Seidenman, executive vice
president, flew to Jerusalem Thursday to take
part in a special meeting of the Jewish Agency
Executive to discuss the issues.
Under a long-standing agreement between
the Jewish Agency and HIAS, Jewish refugees
arriving in Vienna from the Soviet Union have
been met by Agency workers and urged to con-
tinue on to Israel. If they decline, the Agency
refers them to HIAS, which provides assistance
to help them emigrate to lands other than Is-
rael.
Funds for Soviet refugee resettlement to the
U.S. are provided almost entirely by the U.S.
government. A State Department source said
the department would not agree to the Israeli
plan, according' to a report in the New York
Times.
EDWIN SHAPIRO
Last week, Dulzin announced that the
Agency would no longer give HIAS the names of those Soviet Jews
who on their arrival in Vienna from the USSR choose not to go to
Israel. Last month nearly 85 percent of the Jewish refugees permitted
to leave the Soviet Union did not go to Israel. Jewish Agency officials
say an overwhelming number of the "noshrim" (dropouts) would go to
Israel if they were not given assistance in reaching the U.S.
In a resolution adopted at its meeting Monday night, HIAS declared:
(Continued on Page 8)

Ford Motor Company's rejection (repudiation?) of boycott
threats by the Arab League remains the auto manufacturer's
firm policy and Israeli distributors of the Ford cars continue in
operation.
The adherence to this policy of resisting the Arab pressures
was restated to The Jewish News by spokesmen for Ford, in view
of the repetition of reports that the boycott threats were to be
resumed.
Speculation that the Arab League boycott again threatens
Ford appeared in an article in the Detroit News by Patrick J.
Fitzgerald, who wrote:
"An Arab boycott that has frozen Ford Motor Co. out
of one of the world's fastest growing auto markets has
begome an issue of concern in the Toyota-Ford joint ven-
ture negotiations.
"A Toyota spokesman said the company is concerned that a
HENRY FORD II
deal with Ford might complicate the Japanese firm's relations
with nations of the Arab League, especially Saudi Arabia, Toyota's second-largest export
nation last year.
"Toyota does not believe a U.S. production venture would necessarily cause its prod-
ucts to be banned with Ford's although that remains a possibility.
"Ford products have been boycotted since 1966 because the auto maker licensed one of
its dealers to assemble knocked-down vehicles in Israel. The Arab League was in the
`condition . of war' with Israel and has blacklisted certain companies with business interests
in the Jewish state since 1950."
Near East Report published a news item in July which stated, "Saudi Arabia
has warned Japan's largest car manufacturer, the Toyota Motor Co., to expect
retaliatory action from Arab nations if it forms a business tie with the Ford Motor
Co. and undertakes a joint venture to produce motor vehicles.
"Ford is one of many companies the Arab League has blacklisted for doing business
with Israel. Industry officials explained that such a boycott would have a serious effect on
the Japanese firm, as Saudi Arabia is, after the United States, the world's second largest
importer of Japanese cars."
In response to these assertions, K.D. Holloway, president of Ford Mid-East and Africa,
Inc., defined the Ford policy in the following statement to The Jewish News:
"Ford has been on the Arab boycott list for the past 15 years. Ford and other blacklisted

(Continued on Page 6)

National Appeal Mobilized to Reject Mormon Example Is Urged
for Jewish Communal Life
U.S. AWACS Sale to Saudi Arabia

o! ,.'mencernent by the Reagan Administration of intentions to include the sale of AWACS
p nes to Saudi Arabia as part of the $8.5 billion arms sale to that country triggered counter-action
by opponents of the immense arms deal.
Representative Jewish groups and leading members of Congress urged rejection of the proposals.
U.S. Senator Carl Levin was among the first, including the senior Michigan Senator Don Riegle, New
York Senator Daniel P. Moynihan and House of Representatives spokesmen in urging mobilization
of public opinion against the AWACS ( Advanced Warning and Control Systems) aircraft.
"The position of Israel is well known," a spokesman for the Israel Embassy said. "Israel
considers the sale of AWACS planes to Saudi Arabia a danger to its security and to the
military balance in the area."
Sen. Clailiorne Pell (D-R.I.), the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, said he would co-sponsor a resolution of disapproval of the sale when Congress recon-
vened next month. He said he continues to oppose the sale "because the principal effect of transfer-
ring this equipment will be to increase the threat to Israel. Inevitably, I fear, providing this
equipment to Saudi. Arabia will impel Israel to ask for more equipment from us and thus the already
dangerous arms race in the Middle East will escalate."
(Continued on Page 5)

By YEHUDA ROSENMAN

(See Editorial, Page 4)
NEW YORK — At the invitation of the Mor-
mon Church's Relief Society, I recently spent
two days meeting with active church leaders in
Salt Lake City and at Brigham Young Univer-
sity in Provo, Utah, researching the Mormon
Society and its approach to family life.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints is an energetic, proselytizing religious
institution which is particularly interested in
bringing Jews into its community. Mormons
believe they and the Jews are blood relatives
whose destiny is to unite and thus redeem the
world.
Le Grand Richards, a member of the Quorum
(Continued on Page 11)

YEHUDA ROSENMAN

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