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September 03, 1982 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-09-03

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Christian Responses to Lebanon

By RABBI MARC
TANENBAUM

Saven Arts Feature

been one-sided and biased
against Israel.

The most vehement
Lebanon has become a
fault-line in Jewish- statements of anti-Israel
Christian relations, reveal- hostility have come from
ing who are our Christian the United Presbyterian
Church, the United Church
friends and enemies.
That conclusion emerges of Christ, the Reformed
starkly from a study of Church in America, and
"Christian Responses to the predictably, the Antiochian
Lebanon Conflict" just com- Orthodox Church. All of
pleted by the Interreligious them have called in differ-
Affairs Department of the ent words for the unilateral
American Jewish Commit- withdrawal of Israel from
tee. With the exception of Lebanon, and urged the
Bishom James Armstrong U.S. government to with-
of Indianapolis, newly- hold economic and military
elected president of the Na- aid from Israel.
tional Council of Churches,
They totally ignored
and a few others like him, the massacre of nearly
the majority of the "ecu- 100,000 Lebanese and
menical elite" of major Pro- Palestinians since 1975 in
testant denominations have Lebanon, and their sys-

tematic destruction in
South Lebanon.
While Roman Catholics
and Evangelical Christians
have been critical of the loss
of civilian lives, they gener-
ally acknowledged the
PLO's murderous provoca-
tions to Israel, and Israel's
right to self-defense.
Apparently the liberal
Protestant elite think
nothing of continuously
violating the biblical com-
mandment, "Thou shalt not
bear false witness!"

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UNRWA Tents• to Relieve
Lebanon Housing Shortage

JERUSALEM (JTA) — attack Israeli forces, Israel
Some 8,000 tents were ship- has always been critical of
ped from Pakistan to Leba- UNRWA, which was set up
non this week by the United in 1949, accusing it of allow-
Nations Relief and Works ing terrorists to operate the
Agency (UNRWA) to help camps as training bases.
solve the immediate hous-
Meridor said Israel had
ing problems of Palestinian no choice but to ask for
refugees in southern Leba- UNRWA's help to solve
non, Yaacov Meridor, the immediate housing
minister in charge of the
refugee problem in Leba- problem before winter
sets in because the
non, told reporters here.
Lebanese government
Meridor, who is also had refused Israel's re-
Minister of Economics, said quest that it resettle the
there are nearly 30,000 ref- refugees in permanent
ugees without adequate housing, not in the old
housing in the area under refugee
camps. The
Israel control. They are Lebanese government
from refugee camps in Si- insisted instead, Meridor
don, Rashidiye and Tyre. said, that the refugees be
The refugee camps, which transferred outside of
Israel said contained armed Lebanon.
Palestinian terrorists as
well as refugee families, Meanwhile, the United
were heavily damaged in States Agency for Interna-
the fighting. tional Development (AID)
Most of the families left as airlifted 85,000 pounds of
the fighting continued and emergency medical supplies
the terrorists used the from JFK Airport in New
camps as sites from which to York to Lebanon last week.

UN to Hear Shamir Sept. 30

UNITED NATIONS Israeli offensive at the UN
(JTA) — Foreign Minister this fall will be even more
Yitzhak Shamir of Israel "ferocious" than in the past
will arrive in New York at because the Arab countries
the end of September to will want to cover up for
attend the 37th session of their failure to assist the
the UN General Assembly. PLO in its war with Israel in
Shamir is scheduled to ad- Lebanon.
dress the Assembly on Sept.
"It is not unlikely that
30•
even Iran and Iraq, which
During his visit in New are currently at war, would
York, Shamir is expected to join forces together to at-
meet with various delegates tack Israel at the UN," one
and foreign ministers who diplomat noted.
will be here for the Assem-
bly session, which officially
opens Sept. 21.
Synagogue Fund
Diplomats at the UN pre-
LOS ANGELES (JTA) —
dicted that Israel is going to
face a "very tough" cam- The Jewish Federation
paign against it, even Council has decided to
tougher than in previous again sponsor a pioneering
years in view of the war in program to fund synagogue
projects for single parents,
Lebanon by Israeli forces.
In that context, dip- senior citizens, handi-
lomats said, the Arabs capped and deaf Jews and
are probably going to related programs.
demand the suspension For such programs the
of Israel's credentials to first year, the Federation's
the Assembly and would Council on Jewish Life allo-
press for Security Coun- cated $75,000. The special
cil meetings to seek sanc- allocation for $72,000 this
tions against Israel. year was made through the
According to some dip- Jewish Community Found-
lomats, the Arab anti- ation.

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