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August 26, 1988 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-08-26

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
JEWISH WELFARE FEDERATION
OF DETROIT

Nominees to the Board of Governors

Pursuant to the bylaws of the JEWISH WELFARE FEDERATION OF DETROIT the following list of nomi-
nees, selected from the membership of the Federation, eligible for the election to the Board of Governors of
the Federation has been presented to the Executive Vice-President not less than thirty days prior to the
Annual Meeting which will take place on Thursday, September 29, at the Mat Shalom Synagogue
at 7:30 p.m.

FOR RE-ELECTION
3-Year Term Ending in 1991

Maurice S. Binkow
Harvey A. Gordon

Hugh W. Greenberg
Sharon Hart

Mark R. Hauser
David S. Mondry

FOR ELECTION
3-Year Term Ending in 1991

Michael W. Maddin

Robert H. Naftaly

Dulcie Rosenfeld

Other persons may be nominated by petition or petitions signed by not fewer than 25 members of the
Federation and filed with the Executive Vice-President of the Federation not less than ten days prior to the
date of the Annual Meeting. Only one person may be nominated in each petition and no nomination shall be
valid unless the nominees have consented to be a candidate.

1988 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
George M. Zeltzer
Chairman
Paul D. Borman
Avern L. Cohn

David Handleman
Linda Z.Klein

THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF
THE JEWISH WELFARE FEDERATION OF DETROIT
ARE PROPOSED TO BE AMENDED
BY THE ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING NEW ARTICLE

ARTICLE (XI). No volunteer member of the Board of Governors of the Corporation shall be personally liable
to the Corporation or its members for monetary damages for breach of the volunteer member of the Board of
Governors' fiduciary duty; provided, however, that nothing in this Article (XI) shall be construed to eliminate
or limit the personal liability of a volunteer member of the Board of Governors of the Corporation for: (i) a
breach of the volunteer member of the Board of Governors' duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its members;
(ii) acts or omissions either not in good faith or that involve intentional misconduct or knowing violation of law;
(iii) a violation of Section 551(1) of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act; (iv) a transaction from which the
volunteer member of the Board of Governors derived an improper (under law) personal benefit; (v) an act or
omission occurring prior to the effective date of the adoption of this provision (upon filing with the Michigan
Department of Commerce - Corporation and Securities Bureau); and/or (vi) an act or omission which is
grossly negligent. Any repeal or modification of this Article (XI) shall not adversely affect any right or protec-
tion of any volunteer member of the Board of Governors of the Corporation pursuant to this Article (XI)
existing at the time of, or for or with respect to, any acts or omissions occurring before the effective date of
such repeal or modification.
The Corporation hereby assumes any and all personal liability of any volunteer member of the Board of
Governors of the Corporation to any person other than the Corporation or its members for monetary
damages for all acts or omissions of the volunteer member of the Board of Governors occurring on or after
the effective date of the adoption of this provision (upon filing with the Michigan Department of Commerce -
Corporation and Securities Bureau).

JEWISH WELFARE FEDERATION
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I

FRIDAY,

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balked at shipping America's
newest state-of-the-art battle
tank, the M1A1 Abrams, to
certain Arab countries. Some
time ago, then Secretary of
Defense Weinberger entered
into secret negotiations with
Egypt to create a turn-key
tank factory in Egypt to build
the M1A1 Abrams. In spite of
written contracts to the con-
trary, it would be difficult to
restrain Egypt from shipping
this state-of-the-art tank or
subsequent versions to Saudi
Arabia, Jordan, or other Arab
countries.
It also can be assumed that
component technology,
missiles, optics and lasers
would eventually find their
way into Arab armories. This
U.S. technology open to the
scrutiny of Arab states, some
of whom are close to the
Soviets, could lead to the com-
promise of our main battle
tank.
In conjunction with this
technical transfer agreement,
Secretary of Defense Frank
Carlucci and Egyptian
Defense Minister Lt. Gen.
Abdel Halim Abu Ghazala
recently signed an agreement
allowing Egyptian companies
to bid and furnish arms to the
United States. Although this
agreement was said to be on-
ly symbolic in nature, one can
assume that there are plans
for greater reciprocity in
technology transfer than
there now appears to be. This
means that Egypt becomes a
surrogate manufacturer and
transfer agent for a broad
range of technology and
finished weapons systems to
any Arab country, again effec-
tively by-passing congres-
sional overview.
During the Pollards' closed
hearings, Weinberger stated
that "a stronger Israel would
upset the balance of power in
the region." This flies in the
face of evidence that Syria
alone is almost at strategic
parity with Israel. Syria's
large standing army has 10
divisions on the Golan alone,
ready to move at an hour's
notice. Adding any other Arab
army to the Syrian forces
would tip the scales against
Israel. The Arabs, perceiving
their superiority against an
Israel being made vulnerable,
would certainly precipitate a
full-dress attack.
There are many in the U.S.
industrial-military complex
who would like to see the
relationship with Israel
severed or at least weakened.
A recent article in Jane's
Defense Weekly spoke of
money being lost because of
congressional reviewing of
military shipments to Arab
countries and frequent rejec-
tion of them on the basis that

the weapons would un-
doubtedly be used against
Israel. The deals with Iran for
arms, the Iraqi pipeline deal,
and the contra supply coverup
may be merely the tip of the
iceberg of secret government
operations. Consider the
billions in Arab oil dollars
flowing into the hands of cer-
tain Americans, government
officials, U.S. and multi-
national corporations whose
special vested interests may
have spawned dozens of secret
and illegal "rogue" opera-
tions. Obviously, the
philosophy that a stronger
Israel is an impediment to
Arab aspirations and
demands is true.
Where do small cogs like
Pollard and his wife fit into
the worldwide, geo-political,
inteligence/military/in-
dustrial tangle? Was their
capture and sentencing mere-
ly one of a series of events
planned to -weaken or even
sever the ties of strategic
cooperation between Israel
and America?
Pollard may have unwit-
tingly stepped into this
quagmire. He grasped that a
cut-off in certain intelligence
to Israel could spell the dif-
ference between existence or
obliteration in nuclear or
chemical warfare.
Pollard's nine months of
polygraphing by the FBI
must assuredly have been
shared and cross-checked by
the CIA, the Justice Depart-
ment, Naval Intelligence and
the Defense Department.
Why then would diGenova
have been instructed to pur-
sue a line of investigation
that already had been ex-
hausted to find a so-called
"Mr. X"or supposed co-
conspirators among promi-
nent American Jewish
leaders? If there was a will-
ingness to pursue a line of in-
terrogation that was already
known to have been un-
productive — in fact, false —
what motives lay behind the
entire pursuit of Pollard to
begin with?
If, indeed, there was a plot
to use Pollard to weaken U.S.
links to Israel, it should be ex-
posed and the Pollards should
have a new, public trial with
a new judge. Keeping Pollard
in solitary confinement and
allowing Anne to sicken un-
to death is the kind of cruel
and inhuman punishment
that will come back to haunt
the conscience of America.

There is the appearance of
dirty work afoot. We cannot
allow our judiciary and
political system to be tainted
by gross impropriety and
suspicion of abandoning the
rule of law.

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