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El Al Board Recommends Dissolution of Israel's National Airline
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The board of directors of El Al voted Tusday to recommend that
the government put the state-owned national air carrier-into voluntary liquidation. The
decision, disclosed by Treasury Director General Ezra Sedan, was reached shortly before
the El Al workers committees agreed to negotiate far-reaching concessions with man-
agement to keep the planes flying.
This was a reversal of an earlier refusal to negotiate over terms set by
management. But according to Sedan, it came too late. He said he did not know if
the board's decision could still be changed but he presumed that the government
could amend the recommendations if it wished.
El Al has been grounded for the past month, following a wildcat strike by flight
attendants. If the government accepts the recommendations to liquidate El Al it has the
option of organizing a new airline under different conditions or selling El Al to private
interests. Several groups of private Jewish investors in Israel and abroad have indicated
readiness to purchase the airline if it is put up for sale.
The tortuous negotiations involving the El Al board and management and Histadrut
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October 22, 1982
Israelis Respond Negatively
to Gemayel's Attitudes at UN
Federation Will Cite Three
With Young Leader Awards
DR. MARTIN HART
Dr. Martin Hart, Linda Lee and James Deutchman will receive the
1982 Young Leadership Awards of the Jewish Welfare Federation at its
board of governors meeting Tuesday.
The young leaders will be cited for distinguished communal serv-
ice by Federation President Avern Cohn. The three awards are pre-
sented annually in recognition of those leaders who show unusual
Dr. Hart, recipient of the Frank A. Wetsman Memorial Lead-
ership Award, is a member of Federation's Culture and Educa-
tion budgeting and planning division. He is an associate chair-
man of the Professional Health Division of the Allied Jewish
Campaign and has served as chairman of the Medical Physicians
Section and as a member of the upgrade committee.
Dr. Hart was Detroit chairman of the United Jewish Appeal's Na-
tional Young Leadership Cabinet and currently is a member of UJA's
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Government officials are frankly dismayed by the speeches
delivered by Lebanese President Amin Gemayel at the United Nations on Monday.
The Israelis appeared taken aback by Gemayel's assertion that the withdrawal of Israeli
forces from Lebanon was the first prerequisite of peace in his country, his endorsement of
Palestinian self-determination "in their land, Palestine," and his warning that "the Israeli-
Palestinian war" was threatening the 1949 armistice between Israel and Lebanon.
Israeli officials expressed the hope that Gemayel's remarks were intended for home
consumption and for the Arab world. Some saw the speeches as a means of cajoling
Syria into respecting Lebanon's independence. But it was noted that while in the past
Gemayel went out of his way to recognize Israel's security needs in Lebanon, he offered
no such recognition in his UN speeches.
Israel was also wrankled by Gemayel's appeal that the United Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL) remain there for the time being. The Security Council subsequently voted to
extend the UNIFIL mandate for another three months.
Israel has made it clear that it does not regard UNIFIL as capable of preventing terrorist
infiltration of south Lebanon and wants the Lebanese army to take over security responsibility
in that region on terms to be worked
out in negotiations with Israel. _
Gemayel also said that "Leba-
non similarly awaits the simultane-
ous withdrawal of all non-Lebanese
forces existing within its territory."
PARIS (JTA) — The PLO has agreed to withdraw from
But he referred by name only to Is-
the Arab League delegation which is scheduled to meet
raeli forces, implying- that their-
with U.S. officials at the White House in Washington to-
presence was the chief obstacle to the
day. Foreign Minister Mohammed Boucetta of Morocco
restoration of peace in Lebanon.
said in Rabat that "the PLO knows when it is not wanted
and has no intention to impose its presence under such
Gemayel observed that the Se-
conditions." The Reagan Administration had made it clear
curity Council's resolutions, adopted
that it would not receive a PLO official.
with "such wonderful unanimity,"
The Arab League delegation was appointed at the
had not resulted in "the liberation of
Fez summit to work out concrete Mideast peace pro-
Lebanon, and they did not put an end
posals and submit them to the permanent members of
the continuing and recurrent inva-
the United Nations Security Council.
sions." The latter appeared to be a
Boucetta said the delegation will visit London, Paris,
veiled reference to Israel's occupa-
Moscow and Peking at a later date, with the participation of
U.S. Forces PLO
to Quit Delegation
a PLO representative.
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Massive Solicitation for Campaign This Sunday
A time to demonstrate Jewish unity . . . A time to show the world once again that
Jews help their own when the going gets rough . . . That's the meaning of Solidarity
Sunday, the special telethon being held on behalf of the 1983 Allied Jewish Campaign
and Israel Emergency Fund, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the United Hebrew Schools.
"Many thousands of dollars must be raised on Solidarity Sunday to help keep a wide
range of social service programs intact in Detroit and overseas," said chairman Janice
Her co-chairman of
the event, Dr. Paul
Feinberg, added, "Hun-
dreds of dedicated volun-
teers are going to be ask-
ing people to give gener-
ously as never before. Un-
employment and the eco-
nomic recession are all
creating new demands on
our local agencies. We
can't let down our fellow
Jews in need."
There have been additional burdens on Israel as well. Dollars raised for the
Israel Emergency Fund, being conducted together with the AJC, will ensure the
continuation of Israel's social service programs. Immigrant absorption, and
youth care and training are a few of the areas that have been cut back because of
the priority of Israel's defense. needs.
Dr. Feinberg pointed out that gifts to the Campaign and the Emergency Fund
"directly benefit life-sustaining programs. Perhaps you will want to make a pledge on
Solidarity Sunday because your sister got job counseling at a reduced rate through the
Jewish Vocational Service, or because your aunt lives a life of dignity at the Jewish Home
for Aged. Perhaps your neighbor's son would have missed camp this summer without a
Fresh Air Society campership."
Mrs. Schwartz added, "Giving generously on Solidarity Sunday helps ensure that
these services are there for you and your family, whenever needed."
The Allied Jewish Campaign and Israel Emergency Fund are chaired by Joel D.
Tauber. Jack A. Robinson is chairman-elect. -
(Additional reports on the Allied Jewish Campaign Women's Division
Phonogift, conducted last Sunday, the annual Jewish Welfare Federation meet-
ing and the Butzel Award ceremony, and supplementary Campaign stories are
on Page 72).