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July 30, 1982 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-07-30

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Emergency Fundraising Starts

(Continued from Page 1)
erosion of support in Con-
gress, and blatant anti-
Semitism fostered by Is-
rael's enemies. We have a
battle on many fronts, and
we can win it only by
demonstrating our solidar-
The fact that Israel is
more alone today than in
1967 or 1973 lends a unique
urgency to this Campaign,
auber said. "And if Israel
s threatened, so are we."
Mobilization for this
Campaign has begun
with the first fact-finding
missions to southern
Lebanon and northern
Israel. There, mission
participants have seen
for themselves the effects
of PLO aggression on the
inhabitants and their re-
lief that the terrorism is
over at last.
Streams of Lebanese
people returning home after
years of suffering under the
PLO . . . fresh graves of 18-
and 19-year-olds in a war
for Israel's survival . . . a Tel
Aviv hospital carefully
tending the war wounded:
Israeli, Lebanese, PLO .. .

Detroiters who were in Israel and Lebanon last
week to assess the effect of the fighting in Lebanon
briefed several meetings this week on Israel's eco-
nomic and social needs. Shown are, from left, Jack
Robinson, Emery Klein, Michael Berke and I. William
Five Detroiters back from included Detroiters MarVin
a UJA fact-finding mission H. Goldman, Larry Jackier,
to Israel and Lebanon de- Emery I. Klein and Robert
scribed their whirlwind Naftaly, with Michael E.
four-day trip as proof that Berke, Detroit Campaign
Israel's action in Lebanon director.
was absolutely necessary
From the burn unit at
and that "the humanity of Tel Hashomer Hospital to
the Israeli people was the shattered village of
demonstrated over and over Damour in Lebanon
(mostly destroyed by
Participants in the Prime PLO forces prior to the
Minister's Special Mission war) to the Knesset,
— 130 fundraising leaders where Prime Minister
from across the country — Menahem Begin deliv-
* *
ered a deeply-moving
address, the Americans
were given a picture of
Israel's "longest war" —
its fifth for survival.
"No country has had to
fight a war like this," said
Naftaly. "The PLO used
children — 12-year-olds —
to fire grenades at Israeli
tanks. How could the Is-
raelis fight children?"
Klein was impressed by
Israel's efforts to help the
Lebanese wounded and
homeless. The Joint Distri-
bution Committee, working
together with the Catholic
relief agency Caritas, an-
nounced a $100,000 emer-
gency relief grant and ad-
ministered medical and
other assistance. This de-
spite the heavy costs of the
war to Israel's people — at
last count $2.5 billion and
the inestimable loss of
young lives.
Jackier said the group
was able to communicate
freely with the Lebanese. "If
it seems possible to describe
any war as humanitarian, it
was this one. Israeli soldiers
really tried to save as many
Detroiter Marvin Goldman, left, and other mem- lives as possible, even at the
bers of a special UJA mission visited with wounded risk of their own."
The Detroiters were
Israeli soldiers at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv.
especially saddened by
the mood of Israelis who
have suffered losses of
(Continued from Page 1) current events in Lebanon. loved ones. "The war has
The following organiza- touched everyone — rela-
Am6 Rabbi, Stanley Rosenbaum,
comprise the member- tives, neighbors,
resident of the Rabbinical
Commission of Detroit; and ship of the Leadership Task friends," said Berke.
Cantor Chaim Najman. Force: Jewish Community "Knowing how it has af-
Lebenbom and Avern Cohn, Council, Jewish Welfare fected her people, we
president of the Jewish Wel- Federation, American could see that this is not a
fare Federation, serve as Jewish Committee, Ameri- country looking for
co-chairmen of the Task cans for Progressive Israel, battle but one deter-
American Jewish Congress, mined to defend herself."
Anti-Defamation League,
The fact that Israel has
In addition to the rally Bnai Brith Metropolitan been maligned in the world
and sponsorship of a Dec- Detroit Council, Detroit press and abandoned by the
laration of Solidarity Zionist Federation, Israel nations of the free world
statement, the Leadership Histadrut Campaign, also has brought on a mood
Task Force is engaged in a Jewish War Veterans, of depression, the mission
variety of informational Jewish Labor Committee, participants reported. They
and educational projects Labor Zionist Alliance, urged everyone who can do
seeking wider understand- Rabbinical Commission and so to visit Israel now in an
ing within the Jewish and Zionist Organization of expression of solidarity
non-Jewish communities of America.
with the people of Israel.

Levin at Solidarity Rally

Friday, July 30, 1982 25

ZOA Applauds CBS Self-Regulatory Action

president of the Zionist
Organization of America
has lauded the announce-
ment by CBS that it has
taken action to ensure that
its staff is "fully conversant

with CBS News standards
and their importance to the
credibility of journalism."

"By creating a new posi-
tion, vice president for news
practices," Novick said,

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"CBS has, in effect, ac-
knowledged that the
American media must be
more cautious and correct
when transmitting news
reports that can influence
millions of viewers."









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