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January 08, 1982 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-01-08

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Synagogues Are Focus of This Allied Jewish Campaign Sabbath

Darwin, Einstein
and Ben-Gurion:
Their Belief
in Almighty
Unites Thinking
of Great Minds

Commentary, Page 2

Allied Jewish
Tasks to Enroll
Communal Support


A Weektv Review

of Jetuish Events

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright „e'. The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXX, No. 19

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January 8, 1982

t he Saudis Disavow. _Favoring
Recognition of State of Israel

U.S. Anti-Semitic Events
Are Doubled for 3rd Year

NEW YORK — The number of anti-Semitic incidents in 1981 was
more than double 1980, according to an annual national survey by the
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith. It was the third straight year
that the incidents more than doubled. Michigan recorded 29 incidents.
In making the survey findings public, the ADL also noted that
perpetrators are facing new and sterner measures from legislatures
and law enforcement authorities.
ADL recorded 974 incidents of anti-Jewish vandalism in 1981 in 31
states and the District of Columbia. This compares with 377 such
episodes in 28 states and the nation's
capital recorded during 1980. In addi-
tion to the 974, the audit also disclosed a
significant increase in the number of
bodily assaults and mail or telephone
threats against Jews as Jews — 350 as
compared with 112 in 1980.

In releasing the results, Nathan
Perlmutter, ADL's national direc-
tor, commented, "While on its face
the statistical increase is profoundly
disturbing, the real significance of
the phenomenon should not be re-
duced to a ratio. Cold statistics,
whether large or small, are not of
primary relevance to individual vic-
1 ..A
tims. There is no measure for the
shock of confronting a swastika smeared on one's home or house
of worship, nor for the fear and indignity suffered when anti-
Semitic threats are received over a telephone." He said that New
York City, demonstrating sensitivity to such trauma, requires
borough police commanders personally to visit all victims of
"bias crimes." 4.•

Perlmutter said new steps are being taken in response to the
increase in "bias crimes." Eight states — Arizona, California, Mary-
land, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington —
enacted laws during 1981 imposing stiffer penalties on persons con-
victed of religious or racial vandalism. ADL, he added, has drafted and
proposed its own "model" statute for introduction in state legislatures

(Continued on Page 7)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — "We told you so" was the reaction of Israeli officials to the news that
Saudi Arabia disavowed its Foreign Minister's reported readiness "to accept Israel" under
certain conditions. "What else can we say?" observed Foreign Ministry spokesman Avi Pazner.
"This shows that they are not sincere in their periodic hints of readiness for peace and recogni-
Prince Saud el-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, said in an interview published last
Sunday in the New York Times that his government was prepared to accept Israel on condition
that it recognized Palestinian rights and returned all the occupied territories.
State operated Riyadh Radio broadcast a statement Sunday by a spokesman for the Saudi
Foreign Ministry which said:
"There is absolutely no truth in what has been attributed to His Highness Prince
Saud about the kingdom's recognition of Israel. What His Highness Prince Saud said
with regard to recognition was in essence a reference to the requirement that Israel
recognize the rights of the Palestinian people to return to their land, to self-
determination and to the establishment of their independent state with Jerusalem as its
capital." This was in essence the plan promulgated by Crown Prince Fand last August
and which was promptly rejected by Israel as another ploy to dismantle the Jewish
Israeli officials Tuesday were pleased that Israel's reaction this time had not been a flat
rejection, but rather a challenge to the Saudis that if they want to talk peace, Israel is ready to

(Continued on Page 6)

Polish American Congress Condemns
Campaign of Anti-Semitic Propaganda


NEW YORK (JTA) — The anti-Jewish propaganda campaign launched by Poland's Communist
regime during its current state of martial law was deplored and condemned Tuesday by the Polish
American Congress (PAC).
Michael Preisler, president of the PAC's downstate New York division, characterized the introduction
of anti-Semitism by the military junta as "a calculated tactic of the 'state of war' declared by Soviet puppets
against Solidarity and the people of Poland.

"The primary purpose of their strategy is to deceive and divide those throughout the world
who support Solidarity and oppose the present reign of terror," he said. "Because Jews have
always valued the cause of human rights and civil liberties, they found the freedom movement in
Poland particularly attractive and have been in sympathy with it from its very inception."

Preisler believes that the Communists, by raising the specter of anti-Semitism in Poland, hope to
alienate and discourage those who stand ready to help the Polish people in the crisis the government has
created. "The Soviet influence is readily apparent," he said.
A Roman Catholic and a member of the Polish underground during the German occupation, Preisler
spent four years in the Auschwitz death camp.

(Continued on Page 12)

Allied Jewish Campaign Joins in National
Super Sunday Solicitation Set for Jan. 17

The Jewish Welfare Federation and more than 500 volunteers are gearing up for Super Sunday '82, Jan. 17 at the
United Hebrew Schools. Working from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., the volunteers will be making thousands of telephone calls
to Jewish households in the metropolitan area in an attempt to solicit contributions to this year's Allied Jewish
Campaign - Israel Emergency Fund.
Sol Cicurel and Janice Schwartz are local chairmen of Super Sunday, and Jay M. Kogan and Joel D. Tauber are the
general chairmen of the 1982 Campaign. Super Sunday is a nationwide telephone drive on behalf of the United Jewish
eal. Last January, more than 25,000 volunteers from approximately 100 communities raised $19.1 million in a
,le day to meet Jewish needs in Israel, around the world and in their own communities. That was a record for a mass
appeal in peacetime.
The goal for Super Sunday '82 is to involve about 150 communities and raise $25 million. Many communities will
participate in the drive for the first time this year.


As a prelude to next weekend's Super Sunday event in Detroit, Cicurel said most synagogues and
temples are planning special sermons in observance of the annual Campaign Federation Sabbath at
services tonight and tomorrow morning. Mailings about Super Sunday and the vital role played by Federa-
tion are being sent to congregants.

Mrs. Schwartz noted that the Campaign dollars raised lo6ally on Super Sunday will provide assistance to 60
Federation beneficiaries at home and overseas. In Detroit, the Campaign benefits the following agencies: Fresh Air
Society, Hebrew Free Loan Association, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Council, Jewish Family
Service, Jewish Federation Apartments, Jewish Home for Aged, Jewish House of Shelter, Jewish Vocational Service
and Community Workshop, Midrasha College of Jewish Studies, Resettlement Service, Sinai Hospital, Shiffman
Clinic and United Hebrew Schools.

Syria's 33-Year War
Forced Golan Move


Special to The Jewish News

(Editor's note: Dr. Franklin Littell, eminent
American theologian and Temple University profes-
sor, a frequent contributor to the columns of The De-
troit Jewish News, is pre-
sently in Israel par-
ticipating in Christian-
Jewish seminars.)

non lies in ruins, dragged
into a permanent civil war
by PLO terrorists from Jor-
dan and uniformed invaders
from Syria. The people of
Afghanistan struggle des-
perately to throw off the
Soviet invader's yoke, their
resistance voices still com-
ing through with regular if

(Continued on Page 5)



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