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May 28, 1982
Israel Set to Challenge U.S.
Sales of Weapons to Jordan
Shavuot 5742 Marked
Throughout the World
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir told the Knesset on Wednesday that
Israel could not sit by idly while Jordan increased its capacity to harm Israel's populated centers.
He was speaking in a Knesset debate on American plans to supply Jordan with sophisticated military
equipment. Both Labor and government spokesmen joined in opposing the arms supply of sophisticated
equipment to Jordan, saying it represented an even greater threat to Israel than the supply of AWACS
planes to Saudi Arabia because of the proximity of Jordanian bases to Israel's populated centers and
military bases in the Negev.
Such arms to Jordan would only be an incentive to Jordan to join in any new Arab war
against Israel, Shamir said. He said that America was wrong in describing Jordan as a peacelov-
ing state, as it had already fought several wars against Israel. There has been no basic change in
Jordanian policy and Jordan has still not accepted the Camp David accords, the foreign minister
On Sunday, the Israeli Cabinet accused U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger of paying "lip
service" to Israel's security while advocating the sale of advanced American weaponry "to the enemies of
Israel — Jordan and Iraq-."
The charge was contained in a statement released after the weekly Cabinet session during which
Premier Menahem Begin assailed Weinberger for saying that the sale of sophisticated air defense systems
to Jordan was in the strategic interest of the U.S. Weinberger spoke at a luncheon of the Foreign Policy
Association in New York last Friday. He reportedly said that Jordan needed the American weaponry
because it was squeezed between hostile Syria and Iran.
Israel, meanwhile, is launching
an information campaign in the
U.S. against the sale of improved
Hawk anti-aircraft missile sys-
tems to Jordan. According to
political circles, the Reagan Ad-
American and Israeli leaders are planning to attend the National
ministration is about to ask Con-
Executive Committee meetings of the Zionist Organization of America
gress for approval of the sale.
at the Sheraton-Southfield Hotel June 11-13. Major speeches will be
More than 45 U.S. Senators, in--
delivered by ZOA President Ivan Novick of Pittsburgh and Harry
eluding Michigan's Donald Riegle
Hurwitz, minister of information at the Israel Embassy in Washington.
and Carl Levin, have signed a pro-
At the June 13 sessions, Philip and Anna Slomovitz will be hon-
posed resolution opposing arms sales
ored with the ZOA's Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award for "contribu-
tions to the cause of Zionism and Israel." Slomovitz, editor and pub-
lisher of The Jewish News, - and his wife have been active in the Zionist
In Detroit last week and in Kansas
movement for more than 60 years.
City this week, Sen. Alan Cranston
Past Brandeis Award recipients have included Winston
(D-Calif.) urged the U.S. to sell
- y and Arthur Goldberg.
Churchill, Abba Eban, George Mean
weapons to Jordan only if it-"ends its
Hurwitz will speak at the awards ceremony.
state of war with Israel and joins the
Novick will give the plenary address 8 p.m. June 12, to which the
Camp David process." He said
public is invited.
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Leaders at ZOA Sessions,
Award Set for Slomovitzes
Israeli children mark Shavuot.
* * *
By DR. DAVID GEFFEN
World Zionist Press Service
JERUSALEM — This city is perfectly suited for the
Shavuot tikun (study session). No matter where you live
within the city you can find a tikun in your neighborhood
at anytime between 10 at night and 3 in the morning on
Shavuot. Then, if the spirit moves you, as it does thousands
of other Jerusalemites, you can make your way through the
streets of Jerusalem down to the Kotel, the Western Wall.
As the dawn breaks and the birds begin to fly, the
prayers reverberate throughout the, totality of the open
area. Turn your head from the Kotel for a moment and you
can see waves of people pouring down the steps, coming
through the gateway's as they enter the Wall compound to
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Maas Assures Michigan Dorm at Technion
Construction and early completion of the $600,000 Michigan Dormitory pledged by local leaders to the-Technion —
Israel Institute of Technology — to be erected on the Technion campus at Haifa, was assured with the announcement of a
$250,000 contribution toward this project from Benard L. Maas.
The announcement was made at the annual meeting of Detroit Friends of the Technion, held at the United. Hebrew
Schools May 19, by Joseph Epel, who was elected president of Detroit Technion that night.
New dormitories are a major priority of the Technion. The university policy is to attract the most-qualified students
from throughout Israel.
Maas has been an innovator and supplier for the automobile industry since 1918, when he opened his first
plant in Detroit at the age of 22. In 1969, at age 73, he started a plastic firm which supplies the automotive
A- generous philanthropist, last November Maas announced that he was increasing his long-term commitment to the
r Society to $1.5 million. In appreciation, Camp Tamarack at Ortonville was re-named Camp Maas. Maas funded
tiea::h clinic at the camp, and is a major contributor to the American Society for Crippled Children in Israel,
Children;. s Hospital of Michigan, Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, the Temple Beth El youth study program in
Israel, Diskin Orphans Home in Jerusalem and scholarships for students in the U.S. and Israel.
The Michigan Dormitory will be part of Technion's $14 million student housing construction program. The Michigan
facility will house 36 students in a four-story module. Each student will have an individual room, and share kitchen,
living room and bathroom facilities with four other students.
The Technion currently has dormitory space for only 1,900 of its 8,000 students.
Benard Maas, left, and Joseph Epel.