Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-07-12, page 01
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--J1 xx&% 9jvif>. '^wnircp *9AV WttOA-'tJOfit ' 3?j •8TH oftio '-kioaqvi 'A' 3I& Serving Columbus, "Central" and Southwestern OhhHffiS VOL. 51 NO. 28 JULY 12, 1973 • TAMMUZ 12 •mtrl !• Anmri* ' m»i Itmxlt I4nlt Allon Murder Motive Still Unknown BUFFALO, N.Y. (WNS) - Jewish community leaders here have dismissed as exaggerated a newspaper report that Buffalo faces "a serious Nazi problem" They said there were only two or three cases of recent Nazi activity and they involved a tiny number of people. The Buffalo Jewish Press, an English-Weekly published here, said a reliable federal source stated that Nazi activity in the area was more serious man the Jewish community had been led to believe. ' JERUSALEM (WNS)-The fact that the film "Jesus Christ Superstar" was made in Israel does not absolve it of charges that its contents are anti-Semitic, ac¬ cording to Arnold Foster, general counsel to the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League. Foster said he has been told by Israeli government authorities that they gave neither explicit nor implicit approval but did not bar the film because there is no censorship of movie production in Israel. The AOL and other American Jewish groups have charged that the film is anti- Semitic and will have adverse effect on Christian- Jewish relations. TEL AVIV (WNS) - The World Jewish Congress at its world executive meeting here expressed deep concern about the conditions of Jews in Iraq and Syria. The WJC called on the Iraqi government to "cease its barbaric policies and permit those'Jews who wish to leave to do so without hindrance." It also expressed concern over the "barbaric treatment" of Syrian Jews which it said was "reminiscent of the worst excesses of medieval anti-Semitism." Meanwhile in Jerusalem, 1500 high school students signed a petition denouncing the "alow extermination'' of Syrian and Iraqi Jewry. AJC Takes Issue With Charge That Jews Are Swinging "Right" WASHINGTON, (JTA) - The American Jewish Committee has taken strong issue with a recent charge by Joseph Rauh Jr., a prominent civU libertarian, that American Jews, are swinging to the right and that Jews and Jewish organizations "are largely on the wrong side of the great civil rights issues of ihe day." That contention and others by Rauh that . Jews are retreating from their traditional liberal stance, were challenged by Human Bookbinder, the AJCommittee's Washington representative who is himself a long-time civil rights advocate. "Even the most cursory review of the civil rights scene would reassure any objective observer that the Jewish community is, propor¬ tionately, significantly better represented than others in legislative, financial, personal, legal and political support of civil rights struggles," Book¬ binder said in a "Dear Joe" letter to Rauh, a copy of which was made available to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The letter was in response to a speech Rauh made to the Jewish Com¬ munity Council of Milwaukee, Wise. June 26. Rauh, who is Jewish and is general counsel ofi.;the' Leadership touncUvOijiGiyli^ Rights with v: whichfC^many Jewish organizations are affiliated, was the recipient of the AJCommittee's Isaiah Award last year "for a lifetime of service to civil righte." Bookbinder described as "particularly intemperate language" Rauh's charge That a "brigade of wealthy Jews"- foresook "their long allegiance to the Democratic Party last fall" and gave "vast sums''* to defeat a candidate "whose crime was to propose some modium of redistribution of wealth." Bookbinder claimed that "for every ."wealthy Jew' who made a substantial contribution to the Nixon campaign there must have been three or four who gave perhaps even larger sums to the McGovern campaign." Discussing "your general indictment of Jewish with- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) WASHINGTON, (JTA)- Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department continue to consider as unkown the motive for the slaying by ' five revolver bullets on July 1 of Israeli diplomat Yosef Alon. Special agent Thomas Farrow of the FBI office in Baltimore who is leading the investigation told tbe Jewish Telegraphic Agency on July 3 that "we are not ruling out any potential motive" and added that "we are pursuing every idea on this." In this connection he mentioned the "political aspect'' and also the possibility of vendetta involving a personal grudge or ordinary street crime. At the State Department, spokesman John Hare when asked about motive said, "I prefer to leave the in¬ vestigation to the FBI and local police." However, Hare confirmed mat the Department has received "messages of concern" regarding security measures from diplomatic missions in Wastogton,.but he would not identify them. Other sources here em¬ phasized that FBI in¬ vestigators are stressing that the slaying might nave been an ordinary street crime because Alon's wife was not shot although she was only a few feet away from the scene of the killing at the Alon home in nearby Bethesda, Md. Another aspect of the lolling sup¬ porting the street crime motive and also attributed to unidentified FBI sources held mat terrorists normally enter a borne and attack a whole family. However, these reports did not square with agent Farrow's report to the JTA in which he contended that "all ideas" were being run down. The steadfast position at the State Department and the FBI to avoid emphasis on a political aspect contrasted Issue Critique Of Nixon's Social, Economic Policies new york; anvu-The Jewish Labor Committee has issued a far-reaching critique of the Nixon. Ad¬ ministration's social and economic policies which it charged, "threaten to bring to a sudden halt the slow but steady progress that (ens of millions of Americans made in recent years toward full participation in American life." A statement released here on July 3 by Judge Jacob T. Zuckerman, president of the JLC, decried the recent cutbacks in social spending, particularly the moratorium on housing construction,, the cuts in Medlcaid-Medicare and education and the dismantling of anti-poverty programs. Tbe statement expressed strong opposition to "any economic strategy of 'same plan' which puts the burden of the fight against inflation on the shoulders of the poor and working people." Judge Zuckerman stressed that the JLC, long active in the field of human rights, has "always been non-political and ... will remain nonpolitical." However, he said, his organization felt "compelled to speak out now because these issues define the fight for human rights today no less than the fight was defined a few years ago by the struggle against discrimination and segregation." sharply with Israeli official and press views which in¬ dicated certainty that the killing, was political. Meanwhile, a military funeral was held on July 3 for Col. Alon. Six Army colonels served as pall bearers in the funeral procession which began at Tel Hashomer Hospital, and ended'.,. a.t,. theM■; Tel Aviv inflitery cemetery. 'Defense Minister Moshe Dayan eulogized the slain diplomat and Air Force pilot and,, are. "Israel" '.is/. country to' jwarning that to strike back herever • they /- - r _ yyt "Gallery Capers" To Highlight Jewish Center Annual Meeting "Gallery Capers" a musical salute to the 25th Anniversary season of Gallery Players will be presented at the annual meeting of The Jewish Center, Sunday evening, July 15 in the Center auditorium. In announcing the program, David Derrow, Center president noted the remarkable achievements of Gallery Players in con¬ tributing to the cultural advancement of the com¬ munity and in enhancing the quality of Jewish life. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pjn. with a short business session which wfll include the president's report, election of board members and officers for the coming year, and service citations to the outgoing officers. David Roth is chairman of the nominating committee and Leon Friedman will serve as installing officer. "Gallery. Capers" will feature memorable scenes from musical productions that have highlighted Gallery's 25 years of out¬ standing community theatre work. The event will bring David Derrow together Gallery performers of recent years and some1 old friends Who are returning to take part in the festivities. Included will be scenes from such favorites as "Milk and Honey," "Pajama Game," (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) too small a assume upon itself the task which the world at large, should do in combatting terrorism. . Nevertheless, we do not ; claim we are unable to act. Action should be taken against the terrorists and against those countries that are but schools for the terrorists or which finance the murders," Gen. Dayan said. Col. Alon's funeral was attended by Chief of Staff1 Gen:' David EJazar and Air Force Commander Gen. Benjamin Peled. The Chief Army Chaplain officiated. Premier Golda Meir praised President Nixon's "firm stand" against terrorism in a cable she sent him on July 3 expressing thanks for his message of condolence for the murder of Col. Alon. "My government (CONTINUED ON PAGE ») Criticizes Idea That Israel Is Center Of Diaspora Existence TEL AVIV (WNS)-Dr. Joachim Prinz, of Newark, N.J., told the World Jewish Congress' world executive meeting here that "to continue to speak of Israel as the very center of Jewish existence in the diaspora is sheer nonsense." Dr. Prinz, who is chairman of the WJC governing council, criticized Israelis who regard Jews in other countries as "trem¬ bling in the face of certain extinction .through anti- Semitism" and who for that reason consider the diaspora as "a waiting hall for Aliya." He also denounced the Israeli leadership for maintaining contact mainly with organized pro-Israel groups ahd ignoring the majority of Jews who are not members of Jewish organizations. Architects view of new Columbus Torah Academy Construction To Begin On Torah Academy Construction of the new Columbus Torah Academy facility will begin soon by building contracter Don Hussey, announced Frank Nutis, Chairman of the Board of Torah Academy. The new building will incorporate a host of innovative features — aselfcontained primary school wing, a Beth Hanffdfosh for advanced Torah study, a fully equipped language laboratory center, a completely furnished science laboratory, music and art centers, a regulation sized gymnasuim and locker room, facilities for closed circuit TV, and a center for computer instruction. Melvin Schottenstein, chairman of the building fund drive, stated "This endeavor will mark the coming of age of Jewish education in Columbus."
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-07-12|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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