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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-02-03

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

64 1

Arab League Gifts to Jackson Groups Raises Jewish Ire

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Representatives of leading
American Jewish organiza-
tions indicated that the dis-
closure that two organiza-
tions the Rev. Jesse Jackson
is affiliated with had re-
ceived contributions total-
ing $200,000 from the Arab
League may further
alienate Jewish voters from
Jackson's Democratic
Presidential campaign.
"A man is known by the
company he keeps," said
Julius Berman, the chair-
man of the Conference of
Presidents of Major Ameri-
can Jewish Organizations.
"And a candidate is known
by those who are numbered
among his major suppor-
ters."
Rabbi Alexander Schin-
dler, president of the Union
of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, said "I believe
that many American Jews,
already worried about Jesse
Jackson's links with the
Arab world, will not feel in-
creased concern over his
Presidential candidacy.!'
Alleck Resnick,
president of the Zionist
Organization of America,
described as "double
speak" Jackson's re-
ported statement regard-
ing the "double
standard" which he
claimed existed in
evaluating contributions
to his group from the
Arab League and contri-
butions from American
Jews to a political candi-
date.
Questions co- ncerning
contributions to PUSH, the

umbrella organization con-
taining five civil rights
groups, were raised on Sun-
day. Monday, an attorney
representing PUSH, an ac-
ronym for People United to
Serve Humanity, confirmed
that the Arab League had
contributed $100,000 each
to PUSH for Excellence,
Inc., an educational arm of
PUSH, and the PUSH
Foundation, a fund-raising
group for PUSH affiliates.
The contributions to the
two organizations were
made in 1981-1982 when
Jackson was head of PUSH
for Excellence, Inc. Clovis
Maksoud, the permanent
observer for the Arab
League at the United Na-
tions, said that the two
checks for $100,000 each
were sent as a "humanita-
rian contribution."
The PUSH Foundation,
with which Jackson has no
formal connection, is a
non-profit tax exempt
organization which makes
grants to worthy causes, in-
cluding PUSH for Excel-
lence.
Jackson contended
that it is legal for a char-
ity to accept foreign con-
tributions. The Internal
Revenue Service sup-
ports that position. Mak-
soud said the Arab
League had checked with
the Justice Department
to make certain that such
a contribution did not
violate U.S. law.
Jackson's attorney, John
Bustamante of Cleveland,
who represents PUSH

Israel Softens Stand on U.S.
Plan to Arm Jordan Force

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Israel appears to be treating
with circumspection the
Reagan Administration's
revival of its plan to supply
Jordan with $220 million in
military equipment for a
projected 8,000-man Jorda-
nian force to be used in
emergencies in the Persian
Gulf states — ostensibly in
coordination with the
American Rapid Deploy-
ment Force.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
told Sunday's Cabinet ses-
sion that Israel is in contact
with the U.S. on this mat-
ter. It had vigorously op-
posed any U.S. arms to Jor-
dan for any purpose when
the plan was initiated in
Washington last year, only
to be blocked by Congress.
But Israel apparently is
aware that the U.S. is de-
termined to go through with
the project and now seeks
only a Jordanian commit-
ment that the force will not
be used against Israel.
Reports Friday said the
Administration would
submit the $220 million re-
quest to Congress this week.
It would be part of a Defense
Department supplemental
request for the 1984 budget.
The project is known as
Joint Logistical Planning
between Jordan and the
United States.
In Amman on Saturday,
Jordan's King Hussein said
that his country would wel-

come U.S. military aid to
bolster its army's ability to
counter threats to the sta-
bility and security of the
region. However, the King
insisted that Jordanian
forces would be used only in
self-defense or at the re-
quest of Arab allies, and not
at the behest of the United
States.

Israel Arms
Sales to Latins
Hit by Nobelist

NEW YORK — Israel's
arms sales to El Salvador
and Guatemala were con-
demned by Nobel Prize
winner George Wald at the
annual Human Rights
Luncheon in New York this
week.
Wald, a human rights ac-
tivist and professor
emeritus of biology at Har-
vard University, criticized
Israel for acting in collusion
with the United States in
Central America.
"President Reagan uses Is-
rael to circumvent any limi-
tations placed by Congress
on the export of weapons to
these countries," he said.
The luncheon was co-
sponsored by Americans for
Progressive Israel and the
Givat Haviva Educational
Foundation.

organizations, told a news
conference Monday that the
contributions were solicited
as part of a broad fund-
raising effort from "all am-
bassadors" listed in the
"diplomatic blue book."
Jackson has maintained
he had no knowledge of the
contributions to the PUSH
Foundation or PUSH for
Excellence. He was quoted
as saying he would again
accept a similar donation "if
it's legal and there's no bind
and there's no understand-
ing or obligation and it's
given for stated purposes."
Bustamante criticized
medical reports about the
contribution, saying that
they were part of "an ongo-
ing attempt to influence the
public to view gifts from
Arab sources as somehow
more different and more
questionable from other
sources."
Jackson took a leave of
absence from his position as
head of PUSH for Excel-
lence while he seeks the
Democratic Presidential
nomination.
In 1979, Jackson ac-
cepted a donation from
PUSH from the Libyan
government for $10,000.
Bustamante acknowl-
edged that the PUSH
Foundation had also re-
ceived an anonymous
donation of $350,000
which he said originated
through a wire transfer
to the foundation. Bus-

tamante said he did not
know the date of the
anonymous donation.
Jackson has come under
fire from Jewish groups in
the past, most notably for
his public embrace of PLO
chief Yasir Arafat during a
trip by Jackson to the Mid-
dle East several years ago,
and for a series of state-
ments attributed to him
critical of Zionism and a
statement that he was sick
and tired of hearing about
the Holocaust.

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