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36 Friday, July 27, 1984

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Democrats fail to pass resolution on bias

San Francisco (JTA) —
The Democratic National
Committee failed to adopt a
proposed resolution specifi-
cally repudiating anti-
Semitism, Rabbi Martin
Hier, dean of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in Los
Angeles reported.
The resolution, originally
drafted for the Democratic
convention, was prepared
by Hier and Commissioner
Timothy Hagan of Cleve-
land, co-chairman of the
Ohio Mondale campaign.
The proposed resolution
stated, "The Democratic
Party takes this opportu-
nity to reaffirm its adher-
ence to pluralistic princi-
ples and to repudaite and
completely disassociate it-
self from people who pro-
mote all forms of bigotry,
racism and anti-Semitism."

resolution was endorsed by cratic Party's Presidential
top officials of the Mondale nomination.
campaign at a meeting
George Kraft, president
which was also attended by of B'nai B'rith Interna-
Hyman Bookbinder, the tional, sent a telegram to
American Jewish Commit- Jackson offering a meeting
tee's Washington represen- with him "at the earliest
tative, and Morris Amitay, possible date" aimed at re-
the former director of the vitalizing the badly shaken
COLOR
American Israel Public Af- black-Jewish coalition.
fairs Committee.
PASSPORTS
• Rabbi Alexander Shapiro
Opposition to the resolu- of South Orange, N.J.,
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Jackson as an implicit at- bly, the international body
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tack against him. The Mon- of Conservative rabbis, said
dale forces apparently
that his organization was
sought to defuse the re-
ready to join with other
sentment by Jackson sup- Jewish organizations in any
porters by ignoring the pro-
meeting that was arranged
posed resolution, although
with Jackson and other
David Ifshin, general coun-
black leaders in the near fu-
sel to Mondale, assured
ture. He said such a meeting
Hagan earlier last week
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the end of the convention.
This agreement was reit- Jackson's speech, Jac-
erated following Jackson's queline Levine, chairman of
speech to the convention in the National Jewish Com-
which he appealed for re- munity Relations Advisory
conciliation with those he Council, said: "We welcome
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were very appreciative.

tive action. Mondale repor-
tedly did not want a floor
fight on affirmative action.
Meanwhile, Mondale did
not address any issues of
particular Jewish concern
in his acceptance speech
last week except to condemn
Soviet "repression of dissi-
dents and Jews." It was left
to Ferraro and Kennedy to
briefly make some remarks
aimed at Jews.

Many blacks feel Jackson
"went out of his way" to
apologize to the Jewish
community.
Jackson said after his
speech that he has asked
Massachusetts Sen. Edward
Kennedy and Percy Sutton,
a New York black leader, to
convene a meeting of lead-
ing blacks and Jews to dis-
cuss their differences.
Ferraro accused the Re-
Bookbinder noted that even agan Administration of
before Jackson's speech, turning frOm one to another
such a meeting was in the of "Israel's long time
works by the major national enemies" which she said
Jewish and black organiza- raised . the question "will
tions. Now Jackson will be America stand by its friends
included.
and sister deinocracy?
Mondale and his running
"We say America knows
mate, Rep. Geraldine Fer-
raro, like Reagan, are con- who her friends are in the
sidered to be friends of Is- Middle East and around the
rael. Democrats call for world. America will stand
moving the U.S. Embassy with Israel always."

from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Kennedy, who introduced
which Reagan opposes. Mondale, said that in a sec-
Mondale has pledged to ond term Reagan "would
take this action if elected.
stand even closer to right-
The one controversial wing dictatorships abroad
issue is the question of and the racist regime in
quotas which is also one of South Africa; he would sell
the major sources of black- even more sophisticated
jewish divisions in recent weapons to the enemies of
years. Mondale's suppor- Israel. President Mondale
ters, in a conciliatory ges- will stand for democracy —
ture to Jackson whose other and he will stand against
platform amendments were apartheid — and he will
defeated, allowed opposi- stand with Israel for a se-
tion to quotas to be removed cure peace in the Middle
from the section on affirma- East."

International El Al boycott
called for by AFL-CIO

New York (JTA) — David
Schneider, general man-
ager of El Al for North and
Central America, said this
week that a boycott by the
AFL-CIO would not affect
the Israeli Airline which
has been operating nor-
mally despite a four-month
strike against it by the In-
ternational Association of
Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM).
But the announcement by
the AFL-CIO in Washing-
ton last Friday that it has
endorsed a boycott and
called on other interna-
tional trade unions to do the
same was "entirely and
absolutely wrong for them
to do," Schneider said.
He suggested that the
boycott was a "gesture" by
the AFL-CIO to "indicate its
support" for the striking
union and charged it was an
attempt to apply "political
pressure" on El Al after the
airline had gone more than
half way to resolve the dis-
pute with its American em-
ployees.
According to a statement
released by the AFL-CIO
last Friday, "The Israel
State-owned airlines has re-
fused to bargain in good
faith and has demanded,

wholesale contract conces-
sions, including eliminaion
of major work rules, a
three-year wage freeze and
proposls destroying job se-
curity."
The strike by El Al's
American employees began
last March 16 when approx-
imately 300 employees
walked off the job. Of that
number, 210 have since re-
turned to work and are still
embers of their union.

IAM president William
Wimpisinger was quoted by
the AFL-CIO as saying,
"The AFL-CIO boycott is
the first step in the union's
plan to initiate a world-wide
boycott of El Al." The IAM
has asked the International
Metalworkers Federation
(IMF) and the International
Confederation of Free Trade
Unions (ICFTU) also to de-
clare official boycotts of the
Israeli Airline.
"From the beginning of
our negotiations we have
wanted a settlement of the
outlined issues," Schneider
has said. "We do not want a
break in our relationship
with the union and their
oppqration which, we have
maintained through the
years." '

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