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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-08-20

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Pace Set for Unimpaired Solidarity

Community Embarks With All-Time Record-Setting
Generosity on Unified Effort to Meet Israel's Needs

Israel's Envoy Arens
Defines Critical Issues,
Inspires Kick-Off Rally

‘ - etting an all time high for philanthropic generosity in this
unity, with leadership in time of crisis for Israel on a na-
ti ,al scale, while demonstrating solidarity with the embattled
Jewish state, the 1983 Allied Jewish Campaign and its
supplemeu Lary Israel Emergency Fund had a dramatic begin-
ning at the kick-off rally, Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Max M. Fisher.
Moved into action by the host of the meeting, the campaign
co-chairmen and their associates, David Mondry, Marvin
Goldman, Jack Robinson, William Davidson and other co-
workers, the 80 people in top community leadership pledged
$4,705,000 to the 1983 campaign — an increase of $400,000 over
the gifts by the same people over their only recently completed
1982 drive, and $2,529,000 to the one-time Israel Emergency
Fund. The total by the 80 contributors of $7,234,000 thus set the
record in generosity in the all time experience of Metropolitan
Detroit Jewry.
Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Moshe Arens, the guest of the
evening, sparked the dramatic nature of the gathering, which
became an historic experience for the meeting's participants,
gave a complete review of the events that marked Israel's deter-
mined action to end the menace that existed on its northern
border, and placed emphasis on the basic result of a new strategic
link between the U.S. and Israel, ending the concern lest the
USSR exceed this country's military potentialties.
After a welcome by Marjorie Fisher, Max Fisher gave a
brief account of the horrors that were at Israel's doorstep
before the military ended the PLO presence at Northern
Galilee. He made an inspired appeal for action by Ameri-
can Jews, pointing out that the $3 billion cost of the war to
Israel needed assistance.
He reported on a worldwide Jewish decision -to raise 10 percent
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Presiding at the kick-off rally for the 1983 Allied Jewish
Campaign, were, from left: Marvin Goldman, David Mon-
dry, guest speaker Israel Ambassador Moshe Arens and
host Max Fisher.


A Weekly Review


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August 20, 1982

Success Accredited to Habib
Mission; Beirut Conflict End
Pleases U.S., Israel, Lebanon

Apparent agreements on hitherto conflicting issues involving cessation of hostilities in Beirut,
concessions to the return of a captured Israeli pilot and the bodies of dead Israeli soldiers, the methods
of removing the PLO from _Lebanon, last Wednesday created an atmosphere of confidence that the
major issues have been resolved.
Approval of the major issues by the Lebanese
cabinet, on the eve of the Lebanese election that was
scheduled for Thursday, and the anticipation of ap-
proval of these agreements by the Israel cabinet, also
scheduled for Thursday, provided heartening wel-
The Synagogue Council of Greater Detroit, re-
come of the results of Philip Habib's mission in Wash-
presenting clergy and laity of Detroit area Or-
thodox, Conservative and Reform congregations,
ington as well as in Israel and Lebanon.
affirmed its full support and commitment to the
These positive results also are interpreted as
Israeli liberation of southern Lebanon and Beirut
leading to continuation of the desired Israel - Egyp-
from the "murderous control of the PLO."
tian accord, preliminary to approaching negotiations
The Synagogue Council statement continued:
for the resolution of the Arab - Israel problems in
"As involved Jews, we recognize and praise the
accordance with the Camp David peace pact.
concern of the government of Israel to limit
The election by the Lebanese parliament of a
casualties on both sides in this war on behalf of the
president, scheduled yesterday as the first major
Free World. As devoted Americans, we strongly
step in the restoration of Lebanese political stability
Urge President Reagan and the government of the
after the expected withdrawal of PLO terrorists,
U.S. to continue the traditional warm friendship
and aid which this country has ever displayed
faced major domestic differences, including a Chris-
towards its one democratic ally in the Middle East.
tian - Moslem dispute as to whether the election
"As compassionate human beings, we extend
should, be held as scheduled. (The elections were
our profound sympathy to the families of the fallen
postponed until Monday.)
Israeli soldiers and of the civilian casualties in
On Wednesday, there was only one candidate,
northern Israel and Lebanon. We pray for the
Bashir Gemayel, son of Pierre Gemayel,
speedy removal of all foreign armed forces from
leader of the right-wing Phalangist Maronites, but,
Lebanon with the guarantee of a stable, indig-
reflecting the upheavals of Lebanon's long occupa-
enous Lebanese government contributing to last-
tion by Syrian forces and PLO terrorists, Bashir
ing peace in the region.
Gemayel had only 15 firm commitments and he
"We ask our constituency and all people of good
will to extend themselves in deed and means by
needed the majority of a minimum quorum of 62 of
fulfilling pledges to the Allied Jewish Campaign,.
the parliament's present 92 members.
by purchasing Israel Bonds, and by con_tributing to
Bashir Gemayel, known to be favored by Is-

S ynagogue Council

in Support of Israel_
Action in Lebanon

the relief of the Lebanese people." -

Mitterrand Pledges Continued Friendship
for Israel; Acts to Punish Terrorists

PARIS (JTA) — President Francois Mitterrand Tuesday night rejected charges by
Premier Menahem Begin of Israel that France was an anti-Semitic country and blamed
the outbreak of terrorism in the country on the fact that France was playing a leading
role in efforts to bring Israeli - Arab peace.
The president also announced a series of measures to root out terrorism in a
television appearance designed to explain France's role in the Middle East conflict and
to calm the fears of the nations, especially the Jews, over the wave of terrorism. (On
aesday, the French Cabinet approved Mitten-and's proposal to combat terraism.)
the last five months, 21 terrorist attacks have killed 15 people and injured more
tnan 100. Although most of the attacks have been against Jewish targets, other groups,
including Armenians and. Basques, have also been victims of terrorism. The most
serious of these incidents took place last week when a terrorist hit squad attacked Jo
Goldenberg's restaurant in the Jewish quarter of Paris and killed six people and
wounded 22.
Mitterrand contended Tuesday that the terrorism in Paris "is part of an act
of war by certain Middle East countries" that are seeking "to punish France for
its pacifist role" and to prevent France "from the very great role it has to play in
the world."
Defending his Middle East policy, Mitterrand said France will - continue to seek
security for Israel and a state for the Palestinians, but he refrained frOm saying that the FRANCOIS M111'ERRAND
PLO is the "sole representative" of the Palestinian people. In his meeting earlier in the day with the leader of Israel's
Labor Party, the president called for the "participation" of the PLO in the Mideast peace process as "one element,
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Senate Resolution Upholds
Magen David Recognition

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Senate Foreign Rela-
tions Committee adopted a resolution expressing the sense
of the committee that Israel's Red Cross, the Magen David
Adorn, should be formally recognized by the International
League of Red Cross Societies.
The resolution was first introduced last April. by Sen.
Paula Hawkins (R-Fla.) but the committee adopted a simi-
lar substitute resolution proposed by committee chairman
Charles Percy (R-Ill.). The new resolution, which differs
Only in minor technical details from that introduced by
Hawkins, has 15 co-sponsors.
A spokesman for Percy's office explained that in times
of conflict, parties to the Geneva Convention are obliged
not to interfere with the work of Red Cross Societies that
are formally recognized. Percy said he felt that the Israeli
Red Cross should be afforded this international legal pro-
tection, which it does not have at present.
American Jewish organizations have been seek-
ing this recognition for a long time, and the American
Red Cross and the State Department strongly support
the resolution, the spokesman said.
In the past, the International League of Red Cross
Societies has said it does not want a proliferation of symbols
(Continued on Page 12)

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