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July 08, 1983 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-07-08

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Acclaim for
Max Fisher's

Tribute to
Gus Newman

Commentary, Page 2


A Weekly Review

of Jewish Events

USSR's Failure
to Adhere to
for Human

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright © The Jewish News Publishing Co.


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$18 Per Year: This Issue 40c

July 8, 1983

Reagan Begin Meeting Vital
to Re-Deployment in Lebanon

Technion Instrument
Finds Vision Trouble


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Plans for a redeployment of the Israel Defense Forces in Lebanon were
reviewed by the Ministerial Defense Committee on Wednesday morning.
The meeting was held only hours before the arrival of Secretary of State George Shultz who was in
Damascus meeting with President Hafez Assad of Syria. There have been no indications that Syria will
budge from its refusal to-pull its own troops and the Palestine Liberation Organization out of Lebanon,
thereby allowing Israel and Lebanon to implement their own withdrawal agreement signed May 17.
The U.S. has reiterated its commitment to the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon. It is
therefore opposed to a unilateral pullback by Israeli troops to shorter lines on grounds that such a move
would establish the permanent partition of Lebanon: Shultz met with Israel Premier Menahem Begin,
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Defense Minister Moshe Arens on the matter.
If the government makes a firm decision to redeploy the IDF, the new line is expected to run
along the Awali River to the Lebanese coast just north of Sidon, about 40 kilometers north of the
Israeli border. But no redeployment orders will be issued before Begin's meeting with President
Reagan in Washington July 27. When Begin
Coalition Protest
leaves for the U.S. it probably will be with
"a decision in principle" by the Cabinet to
redeploy in Lebanon but with authority to
be flexible over the implementation of that
Lebanese officials warned Shultz, before he
There have been several days of continuing, bitter
left for Damascus, that Lebanon would not ac-
attacks on The Jewish News this week in angry resentment
cept a partial Israeli withdrawal unless it is
over publication in its July 1 issue of the statement by the
accompanied by a timetable for a full with-
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith and the Jewish

WXYZ Talk Shows
Will Be Scrutinized

Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technol-
ogy in Haifa have developed a new instrument which will
enable doctors to detect vision problems at an early, treata-
ble stage. The device, which can be wheeled to the patient's
bedside, measures the electrical activity in the brain asso-
ciated with vision. As an image on a television screen is
altered, the responsiveness of the patient's visual pathway
can be measured, enabling physicians to detect the
slightest degeneration of nerves, as well as the early onset
of multiple sclerosis. The vision diagnosis device is easier to
use and less expensive than models currently in use.

Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit charging
prejudicial treatment of Jewish and Israel-oriented issues
by some talk show moderators on WXYZ Radio.
A coalition of interested organizations joined forces
this week to make similar charges against WXYZ Radio
and secure a correction of the policies of the station.
Representatives of the Detroit Association of Black
Organizations, the National Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People, the Detroit Round Table of the
National Conference of Christians and Jews and the Wel-
fare Rights Organization expressed support for the charges
raised by the ADL and JCCouncil.
Richard Lobenthal, Michigan regional director of
ADL, said he received a telephone call this week from
Michael Packer, operations manager of WXYZ Radio,
requesting a meeting to discuss the issue. It was
Packer's refusal to respond to previous complaints
and a June 15 letter detailing the charges that led the
JCCouncil and ADL to publicize their complaint July
Anger over the two agencies' demand that WXYZ ex-
pl ain its policies in the conduct of talk shows predominated
Monday, and continued on Tuesday and Wednesday during
the programs conducted by Mark Scott.
While the cause for the anger was the statement issued
jointly by the Jewish Community Council and the Anti-
Defamation League, listing Mark Scott together with
Kevin Joyce as the moderators whose approaches caused
biased responses from their listeners, Scott turned his
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(Continued on Page 3)

Norman Allan Endows
Yale Young Israel House

Detroiter Norman Allan was honored in ab-
sentia recently for endowing the Young Israel
House at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
Allan has been invited to attend the facility's
25th anniversary dinner in the fall. Shown dur-
ing the plaque presentation marking the Allan
endowment are, from left, Alan Mond and
Gerald Weisberg of the National Council of
Young Israel, Yale students Barbara Horwitz
and Myron Tanin, Rabbi Jacob Mendelson, stu-
dent Jordan Lurie and Mrs. Ruth Saperstein of
the Women's League of the National Council of
Young Israel. •

Distortions in McCartney Article Are Documented

(Editor's note: A series of reports on Israel by the Knight-Ridder newspaper
chain's Jarhes McCartney have come under increasing criticism. The latest re-
port, on a General Accounting Office "audit" of U.S. aid to Israel, received
front page banner headlines in the Detroit Free Press and similar treatment in
Knight-Ridder newspapers around the country. The following criticism of the
McCartney article was prepared by media specialists.)
The article is tendentious, misleading and basically attempts to sensationalize and
distort well-known and unremarkable facts. The writer takes quotes and facts out of
context, attributes non-existent statements to the report and conveniently omits the
positive comments on aid to Israel which form the bulk of the report's findings.
McCartney's lead sentence is the best example of such misleading reporting. He
states that the GAO report revealed higher U.S. aid figures to Israel than had previously
been disclosed in public government reports. That is simply untrue. The GAO figure —
$24 billion — is consistent with that previously made public in numerous public docu-
ments, including the "Congressional Presentation Documents," published by the State

Department, and charts issued by the Library of Congress. They report a figure close to
$24 billion in overall U.S. aid to Israel from 1948 to the present, including Export/Import
Bank loans which the GAO study includes.
There is not, nor ever has been, anything secret, clandestine or surprising about
these figures.
Nor does there exist a contradiction between the report's estimate of U.S.
military aid to Israel and official government estimates. "Congressional Public
Documents" list a total of $16 billion in military aid through fiscal year 1982,
which is identical to the GAO's "findings." The military sales agreements which
McCartney cites would well be less than the $16 billion approved by the Congress
because actual sales agreements signed and delivered have long lead times. They
are thus naturally less than total military aid voted.
McCartney glaringly omits the fact that a large portion of the total U.S. aid package
is in the form of loans which Israel has been repaying regularly. Over $5 billion has been
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