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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-08-06

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Purely
Commentary

(Continued from Page 2)

nians. This was an affront to Jordan. (Most Pales-
tinians are Jordanian citizens, and most Jorda-
nian citizens are Palestinians.)
Today U.S. diplomacy, which is ineffectual
without being innocuous, is resuscitating the PLO
and preserving Jordan's excuse for not playing
its indispensable role in any peace process
worthy of the name. The PLO sits in west Beirut,
holding perhaps 300,000 civilians hostage, issuing
mands from behind the screen of Habib's mis-

Meanwhile, back in Foggy Bottom, the State
Department may be short on realism, but has lots
of maps, none of which shows any land that can
conveniently lac given to a "Palestinian entity."
The map is even more full today than it was when
Israel was shoe-horned into one-tenth of one per-
cent of the land claimed by "the Arab world."
That world consists of 21 nations with 175 million
people and 7.5 million square miles.
In the UN the PLO often enjoys the fervent sup-
port of 42 Muslim nations with 80 million people.
But there is zero desire to make room for the PLO.
So Israel is left to deal with the PLO, that creation
of Arab hypocrisy and Western appeasement.
And • Israel still waits for Jordan and Saudi
Arabia, two crucial nations of recent and prob-
lematic origins, to acknowledge Israel's legiti-
macy.
Persons far from the theater of menace and vio-
lence, persons making fine moral calibrations
about Israel's conduct and fretting that Israel is
"losing its soul," must hear Golda Meier's words:
Jews are used to collective eulogies, but Israel
will not die so that the world will speak well of it.
Of course, the American legislators are the responsible
people to be concerned with — that they will take into
account all that has been said, what has happened in rela-
tion to the PLO. That talk about an erosion of American
attitudes toward Israel must be reduced to facts. Israel is
the most responsible ally of the United States in the Middle
East. No one should be permitted to undermine such roles
in both the Israeli and American areas.
Then there is the very important element called
American Jewry. Its respectability must not be besmirched
with divisiveness. This is a time for unity and it must not be
turned into ignorance or bigotry or both.
The call for action will surely, if experience teaches
properly, be adhered to. The response for a philanthropic
aid to Israel in this time of crisis will not be ignored. On the
political scene Jewry will surely retain dignity. No one dare
destroy it. No one dare undermine the unity that is so vital
in a period of stress — neither the enemy, nor the mis-
directed and uninformed media, and certainly not Jews
who remain respectful to their legacies.

Tauber and Robinson Will Lead Campaigns

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nity.
"As an indicator of the
fiber of our Campaign team,
they have responded to Is-
rael's emergency with the
greatest dedication. They
have worked very hard in a
time of economic distress,
and yet, without even a
break in stride, they have
gone on to mobilize for 1983.

W

which the way was
cleared legally when
Demjanjuk had his citi-
zenship revoked by Fed-
eral Judge Frank Battisti
on June 23, 1981 after a
five-month trial.
Demjanjuk denied
charges, some by surviving
eyewitnesses, that he had
tortured thousands of
Jewish prisoners, and
herded them into gas cham-
bers in concentration camps
in occupied Poland.
The INS officer said the
deportation proceeding will
be held before Immigration
Judge Adolph Angelilli and
will essentially be a pm-
sentation of the evidence
which led Judge Battisti to
strip Demjanjuk of his citi-
zenship for lying when he
applied for natralization in
1958.

A man in old age is like a
sword in a shop window.
Men that look upon the per-
fect blade do not imagine
the process by which it was
completed.

Perhaps it's because they
know they can count on the
understanding and devo-
tion of the Detroit Jewish
community."
Tauber, who served as
co-chairman of the Cam-
paign in 1981, is vice
president of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation, a past
president of the Jewish
Community Center and a

Leftwing Jews Take Blame
for Attack on Envoy's Car

PARIS (JTA) — Jewish
members of an extremist
leftwing terrorist organiza-
tion, "Direct Action,"
claimed responsibility for
the attack on an Israeli dip-
lomat's car.
Direct Action, a group
which has carried out
numerous attacks on west-
ern diplomats in Paris, said
that some of its "Jewish
members carried out the at-
tack to protest the Israeli
invasion of Lebanon and to
prevent the genocide of the
Palestinian people."
Three shots were fired
Sunday evening at the
parked car belonging to a
low ranking-official serving
with the Israel Embassy
here. The car was empty
and Embassy spokesmen
said the owner has been on
summer vacation for more
than a week.
The Direct Action
statement said that some
of its Jewish members
carried out the attack
under the name of "Spe-
cial Action Group Marcel
Rayman." The statement
also referred to Thomas
Elek and Mendel Langer.
All three were prominent

leaders of the anti-Nazi
Jewish Communist resis-
tance movement during
World War II. They were
captured by the Nazis
and executed in 1944.
Police believe Direct Ac-
tion is responsible for the
murder of an American
DEPUTY MILITARY AT-
TACHE IN Paris and for the
machine gunning of the Is-
raeli Defense Ministry's
purchasing mission here
last spring.
According to local intelli-
gence reports, many of the
terrorist organization's
members come from middle
class Jewish families.

member of the boards of
Sinai Hospital and United
Jewish Charities. He also is
on the board of United
Foundation.
He has given years of
service to the United
Jewish Appeal national
campaign and Young
Leadership Cabinet.
Robinson, who also co-
chaired the Campaign in
1981, will assume the gen-
eral chairmanship in 1984.
He is a past associate and
pre-Campaign chairman as
well, having "come up
through the ranks" of the
Professional Division.
He is past president of
Jewish Federation Apart-

. .

ments, a member of the
Federation Executive
Committee and on the board
of United Jewish Charities.
As Campaign chairman-
elect, Robinson will have
special duties relating to
the pre-Campaign levels of
fundraising.

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Legal Maneuvers Delaying
Deportation of Demjanjuk

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Deportation proceedings
against a 61-year-old
Ukrainian-born auto
worker stripped of his citi-
zenship for lying about his
wartime Nazi crimes are
being delayed by legal ma-
neuvers by his attorney, an
Immigration and
Naturalizatin Service (INS)
official said.
A.D. Moyer, INS district
director in Cleveland, said
the hunger strike John De-
mjanjuk started on July 19
was not very rigorous.
oyer said Demjanjuk
ailed July 19 for failing
to appear at a deportation
hearing there originally set
for July 12. He drinks
fruit juices and milk and
had actually gained weight
— from 207 pounds when he
was incarcerated to 209
now. Moyer said he had no
idea as to why Demjanjuk
had started his "hunger"
strike.
Moyer also said no new
date had been set for the
deportation hearing for

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