Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-12-27, page 01
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\ ^ HKOMCLE .. | v m _y Y\NJ/ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community \VMK o CD— r cam cs roaj • > < 5C O Pl-< • r«» o»>-- l\><o. •.•in —*«> i to i, ,li: ,') VOL. 51 NO. 53 DECEMBER 27, 1973 • TEVETH 2 Devoted to AmsrSJn and Jewish Idem* -©- JERUSALEM (WNS) — The University of the Negev in Beersheba is to be named the "Ben Gurion University of the Negev. The proposal came from Education Minister Yigal Allon who said the university symbolized three of David Ben-Gurion's aims: education for all, developing the Negev and the ad¬ vancement of science and research. Earlier, the City of Tel Aviv announced it will name Keren Kayemeth Street where Ben Gurion lived, Ben Gurion Avenue. In a later development, the Cabinet announced it will rename Lod Airport for Ben Gurion. WASHINGTON (WNS) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is not expected to act on the Administration's request for $2.2 billion emergency aid legislation for Israel until after the opening of the Mideast .peace conference in Geneva. The House has approved both the authorization and appropriation measures essential for the legislation and the Senate is scheduled to vote on the appropriation measure adopted by its appropriation committee. " TEL AVIV (WNS) — Deputy Finance Minister Tzvi Dienstein told a seminar on oil sponsored by the Israel Oil Institute that Israel has adequate supplies of oil, but the price of energy will become more expensive. "Wehave the means to transport the crude oil, refine it and supply the customers," Dienstein said. But he said Israel will make an all-out effort to increase oil prospecting and to find alternative energy sources. He said Israel's satisfactory oil situation is due to the increasing of Israel's tanker fleet, the building of a network of pipelines and construction of more refineries and storage facilities. Urges U.S. Consider "Selective Control" Of Exports To Defend Against Arab Oil Embargo V) t'» WASHINGTON - B'nai B'rith's board of governors has proposed this week that the Administration consider "selective control" of ex¬ ports to nations that engage in or cooperate with the Arab oil embargo. The board, concluding its annual meeting here, said an American policy of "economic self - defense" against the oil boycott might properly deny "goods, materials, tourism and technology" needed by the boycotting nations. In another action, the board, which had earlier cancelled London as the site of its 1974 triennial con¬ vention, voted to shift the mass assembly to Israel "as an expression of confidence in and solidarity with the people of Israel." The B'nai B'rith board rejected London because of resentment in the Jewish community over Great Britain's pro-Arab stand during the latest Middle East conflict. Prospective delegates to the convention, expected to draw 2,000 persons, "have indicated a strong reluctance to convene in a country whose govern¬ ment has shown such little regard for Israel's right to live," said B'nai B'rith president David M. Blum- berg of Knoxville, Term. - The board also adopted a $21.2 million-budget for the organization's national and international programs in (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) Vice Consul Says Americans Visits To Israel Helpful by Bill Cohen Chronicle Special Reporter Americans must continue to visit Israel to offset an Arab strategy that seeks to destroy Israel economically, according to Israel's Vice Consul for Cultural Affairs, Ariel Kerem, who was in Columbus last week. "Part of the Egyptian strategy is to try and wear Israel down economically by forcing her to keep such a high percentage of her manpower mobilized," Kerem told The Chronicle. "This is done by these constant incidents on the ceasefire lines, so there is a need for people to come to Israel, to visit, to spend dollars, and so on." Kerem called tourism "a major invisible export," and added that it ranks either second or third in the total list ofjexports. End Of Year Payments Urged By Columbus Jewish Federation As the end of what was probably one of the most fateful years in Jewish history approaches, the Columbus Jewish Federation stops to take stock and plan for the months ahead. However, according to the Federation, there is still one piece of unfinished business which must be completed by December 31st. Briefly, this is where the Federation stands at this point with reference to its financial demands. When the Yom Kippur War was unleashed upon Israel, the .UJFC was asked to make available $1,500,000 during the month of October to provide for Israel's social welfare and human needs. Columbus Jewry responded magnificently as people paid Charges Egypt, Syria With Murder And Brutality Against POWs UNITED NATIONS (WNS) — Israeli Am¬ bassador Yosef Tekoah has submitted to Secretary General Kurt Waldheim copies of complaints the Israeli government has lodged with the International Red Cross charging crimes of murder, torture, brutality and degradation committee on Israeli soldiers taken prisoner by Egypt and Syria. -Trie document dealing with Egypt states that the in¬ vestigation now being conducted by Israeli authorities into the treat¬ ment of the Israeli POWs "has already revealed a shocking chronicle of inhuman acts of cruelty perpetrated on the Israeli soldiers who were taken captive by units of the Egyptian army — deeds unimaginable in relations between civilized nations" and the investigation is continuing. The Israeli government said in the complaint that it "is in the possession of proven evidence indicating that beyond any doubt that a large number of officers and men of the Israel Defense Force taken prisoner by Egyptian troops were deliberately murdered, many of them while lying (CONTINUED ON PAGE Ul up past due balances, current pledges and made cash payments toward the Israel Emergency Appeal of the UJA. This is a record in which the Columbus Jewish Community should take pride. Late in October, in response to a cable from Leon Dultzin, Acting Chairman of the Jewish Agency, it was recognized that the Israeli situation was grave indeed and much more was needed to relieve at least the most critical of the situations arising from the increased Russian im¬ migration and the vast human needs caused by the war. Nationally the UJA set a goal of $150,000,000 for the months of November and December towards which the Columbus Jewish Community was asked to secure another $1,000,000. As of November 30th an ad¬ ditional $500,000 was sent to the UNITED JEWISH APPEAL - a total of $2,000,000 paid during the months of October and November. It is hoped that the balance of $500,000 will be forthcoming before the end of the year. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) Israel's Minister of Housing, Ze'ev Sharef, met with the members of the Israel Bond Emergency Delegation in Jerusalem. Left to right: Howard R. Schoenbaum of Columbus, Ohio, Minister Sharef, and Frank R. Nutis of Columbus. The U.S. Bond leaders were in Israel at the invitation of the Israeli Govern¬ ment, to discuss the current campaign to sell $642 million in Israel Bonds to aid the Israeli economy in war reconstruction and development. Kerem admitted that tourism "dropped a lot" during the Yom Kippur War, but he said that tours are now again on the increase. "A lot of Christians have been quicker to respond after the war than Jews have perhaps because, I'm just guessing, a lot of Jews have given their immediate resources tb the Emergency Fund," Kerem explained. Kerem said several work and study tours are popular with young Americans visiting Israel. One new one, he said, will have Americans helping in the farm harvests. "Visiting is a symbol of solidarity for the middle- aged, and visiting to work is a symbol of solidarity for the young," he said. Kerem warned that because the tourism in¬ dustry in Israel employs many workers, "there's bound to be some unem¬ ployment or dislocation in the coming months if there (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Local Men In Israel For Economic Survey JERUSALEM — Frank R. Nutis, Ohio Chairman for Communities and Howard R. Schoenbaum, Columbus - Dayton Region Chairman, participated in a three day emergency survey of Israel's economic problems in the wake of the October War. Mr. Nutis and Mr. Schoenbaum were among a group of 39 U.S. communal and business leaders active in the Israel Bond Drive, who were invited to Jerusalem by the Israeli. Government for discussions ' on current needs and plans for achieving 642' million dollars in sales of Israel Bonds In the U.S. and Canada to finance the country's Development Budget. During their brief stay in the country, the Bond Leaders were received by the president of the State of Israel, Professor Ephraim Katzir, -at his Official residence in Jerusalem. President Katzir referred to the "magnificent, almost incredible support for Israel" displayed by the friends of Israel abroad in a world so full of hostility and cold neutrality." In a meeting in Jerusalem, (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) Vienna Airport Beefs Up Guard In Response To Rome Terrorism VIENNA (JTA) - Austrian authorities an¬ nounced last week that they would beef up police protection at Vienna's Sch- wechat Airport in an¬ ticipation of new Arab terrorist attacks because Austria is still admitting Jewish emigres ■ from the Soviet Union enroute to Israel. Ttie announcement coincided with a new terrorist outrage at Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome where at least 42 persons were killed last week when four Palestinian terrorists hurled incendiary bombs into a Pan American jet, sprayed the terminal with machinegun bullets and hijacked a Lufthansa jet which eventually landed at Athens. The hijackers were (CONTINUED ON'PAGE 7)- •i ii!
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-12-27|
|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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