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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-06-04

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of Children's
Minds Must
Be Averted by

Commentary, Page 2

Public Opinion
Vital to Prevent
Menacing Trends
Through Arms
for Jordan


A WeekIN Revieic

of Jeicish Events

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright t The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXXI, No. 14

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

$15 Per Year: This Issue 35c

June 4, 1982

60 Senators Form Opposition
to Weapons Sales for Jordan


Spokesmen Tackle M.E.
at ZOA Sessions Here

NEW YORK — Several hundred members of the National
Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization of America will
gather in Southfield June 11-13 to discuss the Middle East situa-
tion and to hear an address June 12 -by the president of the ZOA,
Ivan J. Novick of Pittsburgh. The meeting will be at the
Sheraton-Southfield Hotel.
Also addressing the gathering will be Harry Hurwitz,
minister of information at the Israel Embassy, Washington, D.C.,
at noon June 13. Addressing the
Friday evening oneg Shabat will be
Congressman Tom Corcoran,
member of the House Energy and
Commerce Committee.
COngressman Edward J. Der-
winsky,_ member of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee, will be
among the speakers at 8 p.m.
The presentation of the ZOA
Justice Louis D. Brandeis
Award will be made to Philip
Slomovitz, editor and publisher
of The Detroit Jewish News, and
his wife Anna, by Novick at
noon June 13. Slomovitz is con-
sidered the "dean" of American
Jewish editors and reporters by
his peers. He is an active' Zionist who has held various
positions in the ZOA and currently serves as an honorary
vice president of the organization.
Novick has said that Slomovitz epitomizes the ideals of
Brandeis who was committed to Zionism, Israel, America and the
rights and dignity of men and women of good will throughout the
Past recipients of the award include Abba Eban, George
Meany, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Bayard Rustin, Elizabeth
Taylor and New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams,
among others.
An expert on the- Middle East, Novick is frequently called
to high-level meetings in Washington by the Administration, at
the State Department, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill.
He is a vice president of the American Section of the
World Jewish Congress, honorary chairman of the Jewish
National Fund, a member of the Zionist Actions Committee,
Executive of the World Union of General Zionists, board of
(Continued on Page 6)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Half the U.S. Senate now supports ar-resolution opposed to the sale of
advanced U.S. weaponry to Jordan on grounds that it would threaten Israel's security and peace in
the Middle East.
The resolution, which has 50 co-sponsors e was introduced last Thursday by Sens. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.); John Heinz (R-Pa.); Gary/ Hart (D-Colo.); and Rudy Boschwitz (R-Minn.). It
expands and updates Senate Resolution 332, co-sponsored by Kennedy and Heinz in March. At that
time, 33 Senators signed a leetter to President Reagan taking issue with reported plans by the
Administration to sell F-16 jet fighter bombers and mobile Hawk anti-aircraft missile systems to
The strong opposition reportedly caused the Administration to scale down its offer of arms to
Jordan. The new resolution would apply to F-5G fighter aircraft, "Stinger" shoulder-launched
missiles and laser-guided missiles, items the Administration is now contemplating for sale to the
Jordanian kingdom. No date has been set for a Senate vote on the measure.
At a press conference before introducing the resolution, Kennedy said, "Our message to
the Administration in this resolution is clear beyond any doubt — the U.S. must not sell arms
in the Middle East that jeopardize the security of Israel. The Administration's scheme to sell
advanced weapons to Jordan violates that cardinal rule of responsible U.S. policy in the
Middle East.
"I reject the incredible notion that Jordanian warplanes, missiles and bombs — supplied by the
U.S. and stationed just minutes away from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the factories of Tel Aviv
and the kibutzim in Galilee — will not constitute a real danger to the people of Israel." -
Kennedy added, "Our resolution is designed to encourage the Administration to halt its escala-
tion of the arms race in the Middle East and to pursue a policy of peace."
Israeli Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon returned from his visit to
Washington and on Sunday claimed
that Israel could muster sufficient
support in the U.S. to block any plans
by the Reagan Administration to
BONN (JTA) — Two former SS officers found guilty of com-
supply sophisticated weapons to
plicity in the murders of 1,000 Jews in the Ukraine during World
Arab states in the Middle East. He
War II, received prison sentences from a Traunstein court last
briefed Premier Menahem Begin on
week. Franz Bauer,.64, from Altoetting was given 5% years and
his discussions and reported to the
his co-defendant, Hans Hertel, 65, of Hamburg was sentenced to
Cabinet on Tuesday.
3 1/2 years.

SS Officers Sentenced
for Holocaust Crimes

Their trial, which lasted nearly six months, heard eye-
witnesses testify about mass shootings ordered by Bauer and
Hertel. But there was no conclusive evidence that either man had
personally participated.
The accused claimed they were acting on orders of
their superiors and had no authority to stop the killings
The State Prosecutor charged that Bauer and Hertel were
responsible for the murder's of at least 11,000 Jews but the court
concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the charge.
Meanwhile, an East German Communist official has accused
West German authorities of failure to prosecute the judges who
served in the notorious Peoples Courts during the Nazi era,
pronouncing death sentences on thousands of political prisoners
(Continued on Page 6)

Local Soviet Jewish Immigrant
Critiques USSR's Propaganda


(Editor's note: Makor-Limanov was asked by The Jewish News to review two
press releases disseminated by the Novosti Press Agency from the Soviet Em-
bassy in Washington. Makor-Limanov and his family immigrated to Detroit from
Moscow last August. In December 1980, he was arrested and sentenced to 10 days
in jail for "hooliganism" for participating in an annual demonstration in Moscow
by Soviet Jews protesting the 1970 Leningrad hijacking trials. Two weeks after
his release from jail, Makor-Limanov was sent to prison for an additional 15 days
for the same incident. A native of Moscow and now age 36, he- is an assistant
professor of mathematics at Wayne State University and maintains contact with
Soviet Jews in Russia.)
NOVOSTI: "The important socioeconomic changes that have taken place in Soviet
times, the establishment of the Soviet way of life and the drawing together of nations
have, in many ways, determined the course of tlie cultural development of the country's
Jewish population. The Jews have been contributing substantially to the overall pro-
, gress of Soviet culture.
(Continued on Page 5)

Sharon contended that the U.S.
is fully aware that Israel cannot
live under the constant threat of
terrorism and recognized the
dangers that Palestinian ter-
rorism posed to the chances of
peace in the Middle East.
Before leaving Washington, Sha-
ron insisted, in an interview with the
Israel Radio correspondent there,
that the U.S. had full knowledge that

(Continued on Page 10)

Holy Land Archeology Reviewed
in 'Digging for God and Country'


(Editor's note: The reviewer teaches in the de-
partment of Greek and Latin at Wayne State Univer-
sity and has participated in the archeological dig at
Caesarea, Israel.)
A lively and informative book on archeology in the
Holy Land is Neil Asher Silverman's "Digging for God and
Country," just published by Alfred Knopf. Subtitled
"Exploration, Archeology and the Secret Struggle for the
Holy Land, 1799-1917," the book is devoted to the uses and
abuses of archeology by conquerors, explorers, traders, ad-
venturers, scholars of the Bible and scientific archeologists
from the time of Napoleon through the First World War.
What began as conquest and holy pilgrimage was
broadened into a frenzy to establish the exact location of
sacred sites and to recover artifacts. In a land sacred to
(Continued on Page 11)


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