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January 18, 1991 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-01-18

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LETTERS

THE UNBEATABLE DEALER THE UNBEATABLE DEALER THE UNBEATABLE DEALER

JOE PANIAN'S

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BEDLINERS
OR SUNROOFS
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AT 12 MILE & I 696
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THE UNBEATABLE DEALER THE UNBEATABLE DEALER THE UNBEATABLE DEALER

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1991

Rabbi M. Robert Syme
Zionist Organization of America
Metro Detroit District

.

The U.S., U.N.
And Israel

MUST PRESENT COUPON
FOR VALIDATION.

Dealer

the "linkage" and gave Sad-
dam Hussein a propaganda
victory.
Israel will be fully justified
in rejecting and ignoring a
resolution that refers to
Israel's capital — Jerusalem
— as "occupied Palestinian
territory" and calls for an ar-
bitrary U.N. intervention in
Israel's internal affairs. No
self-respecting nation can ac-
quiesce in such an affront to
its sovereignty and
independence.
The U.S.-endorsed U.N.
resolution expressed "alarm"
over Israel's intention to
deport four Palestinians "in
contravention of its obliga-
tions under the Fourth
Geneva Convention." Yet,
reputable legal scholars, in-
cluding the Israeli Supreme
Court, dispute the U.S.
government's position that
the Fourth Geneva Conven-
tion is applicable in-the case
of deportations carried out in
Israel.
According to Professor
Julius Stone and other jurists
(see Cardozo Law Review,
Volume 8, February 1987),
Article 49 of the Geneva Con-
vention — dealing with depor-
tations — "was inspired by
the hideous Nazi practices of
the Second World War involv-
ing mass transfer for slave-
labor or extermination of
millions of persons . . . it is
not intended to apply to the
type of deportations carried
out in Israel?'

We are certainly concerned
about the need to assure na-
tional security. But we are
also concerned about the
FBI's recent announcement of
an apparently open-ended ef-
fort to focus on the Arab-
American community as a
source of information about
possible terroristic activities.
Such an approach can easily
lead to completely unwar-
ranted negative perceptions
of Arab-Americans by the
overall community.
We urge the FBI to fulfill its
legal responsibility to protect
domestic security against ter-
rorism. But we also strongly
urge that the FBI pursue its
necessary efforts with great
emphasis on protecting the
civil liberties as well as the
security of all Americans,
whether of Arabic or any
other background.
While the manner of this
FBI investigation has been
disturbing, it has been grati-
fying that Arabic and Jewish
organizations promptly
responded. On Jan. 8, the
American-Arab Anti Dis-
crimination Committee an-
nounced its objections. On the
same day the Jewish Com-
munity Council expressed its
concerns.
We hope other organiza-
tions representing a wide
variety of backgrounds will
issue similar statements. At
these difficult times we need
effective efforts to protect
America, but that certainly
must be done in a manner
that is reflective of our con-
stitutional tradition of civil
liberties.

Marcel G. Habe, Larry Horwitz
Sheldon Lutz, Tallal Turfe
Co-chairs, American Arabic and
Jewish Friends

With the purchase of any new car
or truck, out of stock units only.
EXPIRES January 31st, 1991.

G eo

Continued from Page 6

I take strong exception to
the draconian anti-Israel
resolution adopted by the
United Nations Security
Council on Dec. 20, and am
dismayed by the Bush ad-
ministration's support for
that resolution.
I can only conclude that the
government's preoccupation
with the Gulf crisis and its
craven desire to placate and
appease its Arab "partners"
in the Desert Shield coalition
has blinded it to the grave im-
plication of that resolution for
U.S.-Israel relations.
Although the administra-
tion has rebuffed and
repudiated Iraq's self-serving
propaganda-ploy to link the
invasion of Kuwait with
Israel's policies in the ad-
ministered territories, its sup-
port for the U.N. resolution of
censure has, in fact, validated

Resolution
Is Deplorable

I deplore the U.S. support
for the U.N. Resolution regar-
ding Israel. This will en-
courage P.L.O. terrorists to
continue their acts of violence
and will stimulate increasing
belligerence by the Arab
States against Israel.

Our government has set
back the peace process and
provided Saddam Hussein
with a propaganda victory by
creating the very linkage
which the administration has
sought to avoid.
By supporting the U.N.
resolution, the United States
has comprised the strength of
its support for Israel, the on-
ly democracy in the Middle
East, the enduring ally of this
country.
I am deeply concerned
about the consequences of
this resolution, and protest
this action so harmful to the
long-range interests of the
United States.

Rabbi Irwin Groner
RabbiniCal Assembly

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