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September 14, 1984 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-14

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NEWS

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111 114,41

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Reagan will push for ratification
of U.N. Genocide Convention

Washington (JTA) — President
Reagan went before a large
Jewish audience last week to offi-
cially announce that his Adminis-
tration will now "vigorously sup-
port" U.S. ratification of the
United Nations Convention
against genocide.
"I want you to know that we
intend to use the Convention in
our efforts to expand human free-
dom and fight human rights
abuses around the world," Reagan
told the biennial convention of
B'nai B'rith International at the
Sheraton Washington Hotel.
"Like you, I say in a forthright
voice, 'never again.' "
B'nai B'righ has long called for
the adoption of the Genocide Con-
vention. But the President has re-
fused to call for its ratification by
the Senate up to now, apparently
because of opposition from some
conservatives. The State Depart-
ment announced the new position
last Thursday.
Reagan explained that the deci-
sion was made after a "long and
exhaustive study" because of con-
cern about the international con-
venant in part due to the human
rights abuses performed by some
nations that have already ratified
the document."
The General Assembly of the
United Nations approved unani-
mously on Dec. 9, 1948, a Conven-
tion on the Prevention and
Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide. The Convention
specifies that "genocide is a crime
under international law which
the civilized world condemns, and
for the commission of which prin-
cipals and accomplices are
punishable."
More than 90 countries, with
the notable exception of the
United States have approved the
Convention, which was prompted
by the Nazi mass wartime slaugh-
ter of six million Jews.
The Convention was passed by
the General Assembly partly be-
cause of the persistent efforts of
Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-born
Jewish attorney, who coined the
term "genocide" and worked vig-
orously for years to get U.N. ap-
proval of the proposal.
The United States participated
in drafting the Convention and
President Truman sent it to the
Senate in 1949. Every President
since then, except Eisenhower,
and, previously, Reagan, has

recommended approval but it h
been blocked repeatedly by co
servaties and isolationists in t
Senate who fear it would expo
Americans to dubious charges
genocide before a foreign co
lacking American constitution
guarantees.

rpOlReagan's speech, which w :
interrupted many times •
applause, included his declar
tion of support of Israel, a reje
tion of anti-Semitism and
quotas, and a denunciation of t
Sandinista regime in Nicara :
as anti-Semitic.
But he spoke only briefly abQ
the issue of separation of churc
and state and not at all about t
issue of religion in politics whic
was the theme of Walter Mondal
the Democratic Presidenti
nominee, in his speech to the sa 1111,
group about three hours earlie
Reagan praised the developm
that is occurring in which mi
lions of Americans, includin
Jews, are returning to faith.
President said that as Americ
welcomed this development, th e.
"must ever more fervidly attac
ugly intolerance. We have n
place for haters in America," -11
asserted. Reagan declared th .
the United States is and m
remain a nation of openness
people of all beliefs. Our ver
unity has been strengthened
this pluralism."
In introducing Reagan to t
1,500 persons in the audienc
Max Fisher, of Detroit, said th
Reagan resigned from a count
club in 1947 because it barre
Jews and that in 1948 he w
among the first in the movie i
dustry to support the establis
ment of the State of Israel.

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Lucky number

Jerusalem (JTA) — A resider
of Petah Tikva, who asked thatl.
not be identified, won a record 5
million shekels $170,000 in th l
national lotto game last week. Hi
was the only winner.
The man, a father of seven chi.
dren, was unemployed until twi
months ago, when he starte ,
working at a job paying $306
month. "I never had enoug,
money to cover the monthly er
penses," he said. "This came to m
from the skies."

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