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2Jl\\i7. Servin9 Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community far Over 50 Years yj(\$. 1'9SAJ&mHvBH,8T0'I,0AI- S0C,£™ <X>L.. o. 4321f EXCH VOL. 52 NO. 32 'AUGUST 8,1974-AB 20 ® JERUSALEM (WNS) — Israel ,has refused to | release convicted terrorists: in exchange for Egyptian jg permission to Continue Israel's search for missing g bodies in the Sinai, according to the newspaper g Maariv. The newspaper quoted Prof. David Meisler, the father of a missing soldier, who said this was ex¬ plained to him by the army officer in charge ofythe search activities. However, Maariv added that several dozen terrorists who were members of terrorist organizations put did not participate in terrorist acts and an Egyptian intelligence officer had been turned over to the Egyptians in return for the continued search for bodies in a secret deal. However, Israel has refused to exchange terrorists who actually committed terrorist acts. . ^ NEW YORK (WNS) i- Dr. Bernard E. Olsen, national director of Interreligious Affairs for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, believes that another holocaust is possible. "The Jews, in the Middle East are afraid:another holocaust will take place right there," he said in an interview over New York's WEVD radio. Dr. Olson said so far Israel has had to make all the concessions. Dr. Olson, considered this country's foremost Christian authority on Christian - Jewish relations, said that anti - Semitism is a continuing problem in the U.S. although anti - Semites now camouflage their prejudices by "criticism of Zionism or what they may call Zionist policies." He said that "you can tell that it's .anti - Semitic by examining their statements in detail." DETROIT (WNS) — Persons who say they won't vote for Sander Leyin'in his quest,for the pej^flcjf tic nomination for Governor of Michigan because he is a Jew have been supporting his opponent Jerry Cavanagh. Cavanagh has been publicly ignoring the § anti - Semitic remarks about Levin, a former State jjj Senator and former chairman of the Michigan | Democratic Committee. But he has been attacking g them in private comments to staff members and'? newsmen. I Inadequate Nursing Homes And Jewish Organizations For Lack Of Concern NEW YORK, (JTA) - There are an estimated 5,000 Jewish patients in proprietary nursing homes in the New York metropolitan area which were severely criticized last week by the American Jewish Congress as in¬ stitutions "where concern is absent, care is inadequate and dignity disregarded." The agency charged "negligence" by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and urged a broadly based citizens' campaign to demand higher ; standards and stricter enforcement procedures to overcome "the neglect and abuse that characterize nursing home care" in the private, profit - making homes. In a 40 - page report, the AJ Congress- said that despite federal expenditures of more than $3 billion an¬ nually on institutional and i$?r^jjajkJor.. the„j»ged, "tens of thousands of nur¬ sing home patients suffer from indifferent treatment and disregard of their human needs. The medical services, they receive are perfunctory, the nursing care minimal, the personal attention often non - existent." The study also found that citizens groups were "indifferent" and government agencies "almost lackadaisical in their supervision, despite their heavy financial in¬ volvement." Martin Hochbaum, staff urbanologist of the agency, prepared the study, based on information from govern¬ ment • reports, books, monographs, interviews with nursing home patients , and staff, and an analysis of reports on Medicare - cer¬ tified facilities prepared by government inspection teams. The report said the study was limited to proprietary homes listed as "skilled nursing facilities" for the elderly who need in *' &:*!&& Fears Of Hew Mideast War Intensified By Yitzhak Shargil TEL AVIV,; (JTA) - Fears of a new Middle East war were intensified in Israel on July 30, Former Foreign Minister Abba Eban added his voice to those here who have warned that another war could break out before the end of the year. Defense Minister Shimon Peres told the Knesset that the rate at which the Soviet advisors and technicians * were arriving in Syria had speeded up, but there was no proof that they were man¬ ning the sophisticated new weapons the Soviet Union has been giving Syria. Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Force began speeding up work on its fortifications along the Syrian, Egyptian and even Jordanian lines. Eban, speaking at a memorial for the late Health Minister Israel Barzilai, said in the next six months there will either be - a further im¬ provement in Israeli-Arab relations or another war. He said Israel cannot stand on the status quo following the disengagement agreements. Peres told the Knesset that the Soviet Union was also supplying the terrorist organizations with arms and equipment. He said other East European countries as well as Syria, Libya and Iraq were also providing the terrorists with weapons presumably with the knowlodge of the Soviet Union. The fear of an out¬ break of a new war centers on Israeli intelligence reports that Syria is plan¬ ning another attack coupled with the heavy Soviet military build-up of that country. At the same time, the Israelis have been pointing to Syria's failure to begin rebuilding and repopulabng the Kuneitra area on the Golan Heights and the slow-down of Egyptian efforts to return the Suez Canal area to normal civilian life. Israelis have stressed that a return to normalization of the two areas as provided in the disengagement agreements would be proof of Arab willingness to reach a Mideast settlement. Another cause of concern 'in Israel was the arrival of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in Cairo for a nine-day visit to Egypt. The main purpose of his visit was reportedly to discuss .with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat how Saudi oil wealth and diplomatic leverage can be combined with Egyptian military strength in support of the Arab cause against Israel. Sadat is expected to seek Faisal's support in his attempt to reconcile King Hussein of Jordan with the Palestinian terrorists. Meanwhile in Lebanon, terrorists and members of the right-wing and Christian Phalangist Party have been fighting with machine guns and rockets in a suburb of,. Beirut. Two terrorists and a civilian were reported killed and 10 people were injured July 29. Lebanese Premier Takiedditrftl-Solh postponed an official visit to Libya in an effort to calm the situation. The Phalarigists see Lebanon's future as being linked with Western Europe, > while the terrorists, who include Christians as well as Moslems, support Pan - Arabism and socialism. The warnings of a new war began picking up in intensity here on July 29 when Gen. (CONTINUED ON PAGE IS) Members Of Scout Troop 126 On Canoe Trek In Wilderness After careful planning and preparation, the mem¬ bers of Boy Scout Troop 126 set out on a 10 day holiday and survival experience. Matt Grober, their voyageur, preceded the group to Northern Wisconsin to assist in preparation. The trip included a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, HI., sightseeing in Mackinaw City, Mich., a stop at Hartwick Pines State Park, Mich., in addition to the six - day survival trek in the wilderness. The trop left on August 1 and will return on August ll. Members of the Troop shown above left to right are , Gary Lichtenstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Lichtenstein, Murry Marshal, scoutmaster, Scott Gordon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gordon, Ronald Grober, Committee Chairman and Barry Starr, son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Starr; Not pictured is Matt Grober, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grober. patient medical care on a daily basis. Such homes receive government funds through Medicare and Medicaid and are regulated by HEW and state agencies. Nursing homes with a heavy concentration of Jewish patients were the primary focus of the study, the AJ Congress reported. The number of Jewish patients in such homes was based on a report in the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, in¬ dicating that there were 14,183 beds in the proprietary homes and that 33 percent of the patients were Jewish. Data on the total number of New York Jewish patients in all types of nursing homes were not available. The report said that while one of nine American Jews is now over 65 and that in 20 years the ratio will be one out of 6, "the Jewish com¬ munity seems to share in the general lack of concern with the nursing home situation. Jewish organizations, except those directly involved in nursing home programs or In other services for the ill and aged, have paid little or no attention to the problem." Naomi Levine, AJ Congress executive director, urged civic and religious groups to join forces for reform by putting pressure on government agencies, "on the medical fraternity and on the operators of proprietary homes them¬ selves." She said conditions . in nursing homes both in New York "and throughout the country" needed reform. Adopt Amendment Opposing Foreign Aid To Any Country Denying Emigration Rights WASHINGTON, (JTA) — Rep. Jonathan Bingham (D.NY) announced Aug. 1 that the House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted his amendment to the Ad¬ ministration's proposed Foreign Assistance Act for the fiscal year of 1975 to put the Congress on record as opposing American aid to any country which denies its citizens the right to emigrate. In the first day of considering amendments to the act, the committee adopted the Bingham amendment, which, he said, was stimulated primarily by the tragic plight of 4800 Syrian Jews who have not been allowed to leave that country. "These Syrian Jews' have been subjected to ar¬ bitrary arrest and harassment and have' been denied the most basic human rights and liberties including the right to emigrate and escape oppression," Bingham said. /"My amendment expressed the sense of Congress that United States aid should not be provided to such nations which deny their citizens the right or opportunity to emigrate," Bingham, who has long supported the Jackson - Mills - Vanik legislation denying most favored nation status and trade credits to the Soviet Union until it permits free emigration, noted that his amendment was the first significant extension of this principle to other nations. The amendment was in¬ cluded in the section of the bill which authorizes $2.8 billion in foreign aid, in¬ cluding almost $1 billion for nations of the Middle East. Rabbi Joseph Harari, director of the Committee for Rescue of Syrian Jews, told the JTA in New York that two weeks ago, in preparation for the presentation of Bingham's amendment, his committee members sent telegrams to every Senator and Congressman urging the adoption of the policy ad¬ vanced by the Bingham amendment. "We urge vou (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) M* \
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1974-08-08|
|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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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1974-08-08, page 01|
2Jl\\i7. Servin9 Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community far Over 50 Years yj(\$.