Howard Squadron Blasts Jewish Republican Group,
Labels White House Meeting a 'Break in Jewish Unity'
NEW YORK (JTA) — A White House meeting with President Reagan
intermediaries, no 'court Jews' to represent us in the halls of gov-
held by six Jewish leaders on Monday was criticized by Howard Squadron, eminent. We speak for ourselves."
chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish
Richard Krieger, director of Jewish community affairs of the Republi-
Organizations, as "a deeply disturbing break in Jewish unity."
can National Committee, said the White House had asked for the meeting
Squadron noted that for nearly 25 years the Presidents Conference and limited the number to six.
"has served as the acknowledged voice of American Jewry, recognized as
He said that Max Fisher of Detroit, chairman of the Republican
such by Jerusalem and Washington, never hesitating to speak out in National Jewish Coalition, and Albert Spiegel of Los Angeles, were asked
criticism of our government when criticism was warranted."
by the White House to select the other four. They selected three other
Continuing, Squadron said, "Of course, no President likes to Jewish Republicans — Gordan Zacks of Columbus, Ohio, Richard Fox of
hear criticism. That is why some self-appointed Jewish spokesmen, Philadelphia and George Klein of New York. The sixth person was Lawr-
political supporters of the President, have tried to create a new ence Weinberg of Beverly Hills, Calif., who is president of the American
group to serve as a buffer between the President and the organized Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Weinberg is not a Republican.
Jewish community. American Jews reject this concept. We have no (Continued on Page 10)
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April 16 1982
Crucial Peace Issues Await
Critical April 25th Deadline
Wi thdra NV a 1 Continues
Despite Seder Protest
This photograph shows the city of Yamit, with its tree-
lined beach and the Mediterranean Sea in the background.
* * *
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Only about 200 members of the move-
ment to stop the withdrawal from Sinai attended the Seder at
Yamit last week, a far cry from the turn-out of "more than 2,000"
predicted by leaders of the movement.
The Passover feast, held at a war memorial taken over two
weeks ago by militant yeshiva students, was intended as a
demonstration by squatters in the northern Sinai town that they
have no intention of leaving. Sinai is to be returned to Egypt on
Among those at the Seder were Knesset members Geula
Cohen, Yuval Neeman and Hanan Porat of the ultra-nationalist
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Menahem Begin says that Israel will honor its peace treaty
commitment to withdraw from Sinai by the April 25 deadline. But his remarks in interviews
published in Maariv and Yediot Ahronot on Tuesday, appeared to be less than an unqualified
assurance that the withdrawal would take place on schedule.
According to the interviews, Begin spoke of "certain problems" which have arisen with Egypt. He
said "there will be no problem" if they can be resolved satisfactorily by April 25. He added, however,
"If we do not achieve full satisfaction, we shall have to consider the situation."
Begin received a delegation of the "young guard" of his Herut faction on Tuesday who
presented him with a petition calling on the government to consider delaying the with-
drawal. The petition was signed by about 750 of the 900 delegates to the Herut "young
guard" convention on Monday at which Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon and Deputy Premier David Levy delivered hard-line speeches hinting at a
delay unless alleged Egyptian treaty violations are rectified.
A delegation spokesman said later that Begin had promised the group that he would raise the
withdrawal issue at next Sunday's Cabinet meeting. He reminded them, however, that there was a
binding Knesset decision approving the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt which requires Israel to be out
of Sinai by April 25. He also repor-
tedly told the Herut militants that
Israel's complaints against Egypt
while serious, should not be exagger-
The premier's newspaper inter-
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Violence erupted on the West Bank,
in East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of the
views were far more moderate than
shooting on the Temple Mount on Sunday morning. The Arab
the speeches by Shamir, Sharon and
population is observing a general strike to protest the killing of
Levy. Begin said he had not read the
two Arabs and the wounding of more than a dozen others by a
remarks by those ministers and that
man identified as Allan Harry Goodman, an American-Jewish
"no such decision" (to delay the with-
immigrant serving in the Israel army reserve.
drawal) has been taken by the
Marches and demonstrations in the occupied territories esca-
lated into clashes with Israeli security forces. At least a dozen
One ranking American diplo-
Arabs were injured as troops and border police fired weapons and
mat, Assistant Secretary of State
used tear gas to disperse rioters in villages, towns and refugee
for Near East and South Asian Af-
Temple Mount Attack
Triggers Violent Week
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-essure Sensitive 'Gripper' for Industrial
Robots Developed at Technion Robotics Lab
HAIFA — An innovative new "gripper" for industrial robots, that makes it possible to use robots to work with
extremely thin, cylindrical parts without causing damage, has been developed in the Robotics Laboratory of the Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
The research team, including Prof. Ehud Lenz, Techion vice president for research, and Joseph Tur- Kaspa noted that
the gripper is specially designed for small, delicate cylinders — a form which makes up a large percentage of the
components assembled in industry today. The robot gripper can perform assembly tasks that until now were carried out,
by hand, with difficulty.
The gripper exerts pressure on the entire cylinder and can be adjusted according to the diameter and width of the
The gripper works excellently with cylinders as thin as half the width of a huinan hair. It will be useful in
many industries in which delicate work is necessary — including the electronics and defense industries,
In addition, the researchers have devised a way to regulate and check the strength the gripper applies through
development of a "power sensor" that adjusts the pressure to the cylinder being held.
Technion's "gripper" for industrial robots.