Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-01-30, page 01
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I - ■'■*--. LIBRARY, OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1982 VELMn AVE, '. COLS-, 0. 43211 ' ' EXCH , S(\\^ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years *\Jl\\ VOL. 53 NO. 5 JANUARY 30, 1975 - .SHEVAT 18 The World's Week NEW YORK (WNS) - The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry has reported that an anti-Semitic book is, being widely circulated in the Soviet Union in which the author, Vladimir Begun, intimates that the Jews must be destroyed to save humanity. Six Minsk Jewish ' activists have appealed to Soviet intellectuals of all nationalities to condemn the book, titled "The Creeping Counter-Revolution," which they say is nothing more than "a new version of the 'Protocols of Zion.'" The activists said that Begun's tract contains "epithets against Israel that would make even' the Nazis envious." JERUSALEM (WNS) - Sen. Charles Percy (R. 111.) has warned Israel that it could not count on American support if Israel launched .a pre-emtive attack. Percy, who was described by the Foreign Ministry as "a true. friend of Israel" told newsmen that American public opinion has changed and "it is no longer Israel right or wrong, but only when Israel is right." He said that virtually all of the Arab leaders he has met on his tour of the Mideast accepted "Israel's sovereignty and right to peace and security." LONDON (WNS) —. Dr. tfahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, believes that, Israel's existence is not in danger, that there is no new, holocaust around the corner and the world which had a bad conscience over the -Holocaust no longer exists, This is what he told, the Board of Deputies of British Jews in stressing that "We are now entering a new era iri Jewish life." He said world Jewry must be alive to these changes and to the way they affect Israel and the- diaspora. ' SAN ANTONIO, Texas, (JTA) — The Alamo may be a shrine and a monument to Texans; but to a sheikh from Saudi Arabia it might) just be a nice present for his son.. According to the San Antonio News, Sheikh Masoud Al-Sharif Al Hamdan wrote to a lawyer in Texas explaining that his son learned how to fly in San Antonio and while there used to visit the Alamo and became enchanted with it. "Please contact the proper people," the Sheikh wrote, "and see if we can buy it. I want to present it as a gift to my son." The lawyer said he would write the Sheikh to explain the problem in¬ volved. "I'll suggest to him to think of something else, maybe a Texas ranch, to present to his son/' the lawyer said. Someone suggested that it might be nice if the ranch-had a little oil well on its property. The' sheikh's son was in Texas under a program for foreign 1 officers training at American military bases. Four Air Force bases and Fort Sam Houston are located in the area. President Ford Will Seek Removal 01 "Restrictive" Measures In Trade With U.S.S.R. By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON, (JTA) - ' President Ford said Jan. 21 that he would seek removal of "restrictive" measures in the new trade law and the Export-Import bank's, lending powers in discussing the Soviet government's cancellation of its 1972 trade agreement with the United States. He did not specify, at his news conference, the measures he was' planning' nor the reasons for the Soviet rejection of the agreement. The President also said that the United States feels that the danger of war in the Middle East is "very serious" and that to avoid ' war the United States was "maximizing!' its diplomatic efforts with Israel and the various Arab states. Ford also said, with regard to the Middle East, that the U.S. is supplying arms to various Mideast states for. their internal security as well as to j maintain an "equilbrium" in ' the area. The'issues raised by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's comment, in a | recent magazine interview, that the United States did riot rule out use of force in the Middle East if it was threatened by strangulation by Arab oil policies, came up at the news conference. Ford said "we will go to Congress" before any measure of commitment of military force was made in the Middle East. When he was asked whether he or American industry. He said at the same time that the U.S. would not consider force as a means of bringing down the price of oil. President Ford, after several days of hedging, publicly supported Kissinger's statement but insisted that the Secretary had made it In reply to "a very hypothetical question." During his press con¬ ference last week, Ford again defended Kissinger's (CONTINUED ON PACE 13) Simon Memorandum May Give Credence To Kissinger's View On Use Of Force WASHINGTON, (JTA) - Treasury Secretary William Simon may have supplied the specific circumstances that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger omitted when he said in a Business Week interview earlier this month that the U.S. would not rule out the use of force to secure Middle East oil sources. In a secret Jan, 14 memorandum to Congress, made public Jan. 23, Simon said that any- sudden cur-' tailment of American oil supplies by more than one4 million barrels a day would "clearly threaten to impair our national security", and "decisive aqtion is essen¬ tial." Kissinger had said in his '.interview that military force;would not be ruled out in exireme circumstances such ass a cut-off of oil that threatened the "strangulation'.' of Goldman Under Heavy Attack By Yitzhak Shargil TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Only three weeks before the opening in Jerusalem of the sixth plenary assembly of the World Jewish Congres, Dr. Nahiim Goldmann, WJC president, found himself embroiled Jan. 14 in one of the most bitter controversies of his long career in Jewish affairs. The storm centered around recent interviews with Dr. Goldmann published in. the Paris newspaper Le Monde and other media in which the 80 - year - old one - time president of the World Zionist Organization in¬ dicated that he believed Israel should, and indeed eventually will have to, negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Dr. Goldmann also disclosed several attempts by third parties to arrange a meeting between himself and PDO chief Yasir Arafat which he (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) , Kissinger considered the United Nations charter prohibition of the use of force against the- territorial in' tegrity of another state, in mentioning military in¬ tervention in the Middle East, the President replied he did not know whether Kissinger had considered that point. He added that the question of such intervention posed to Kissinger was a hypothetical one and that Kissinger had given .the proper answer. "If a country is being strangled," the President said, "That country has the right to protect itself against death." Whin he was asked whether another Arab oil embargo would be "strangulation," the President said "not of the kind in 1973." Discussing Soviet-U.S. detente, Ford said that "in my judgment detente will be continued, broadened and expanded" because it is in the interest of the Soviet Union and ' the United States." The President said he was "disappointed" by the Soviet cancellation of the trade agreement. He said he hoped to work with the Congress to .eliminate the problems in the trade law which "may have precipitated the Soviet Union action." When he was asked whether his comment on restrictions referred to Sen. Henry M. Jackson's amendment regarding the emigration of Soviet Jews, Ford said he did not want to get into a dispute with members.of Congress but that the restrictive measures in the trade law and on the Export-Import bank, and the limitation of aid to Turkey by the Congress had been "harm¬ ful" to him in the execution of foreign policy. Sadat Repeats Ultimatum To Israel PARIS, (JTA) -, President Anwar Sadat ol Egypt, in an interview published Jan. 21 in Le Monde, , repeated his ultimatum to Israel to come up with major concessions on all Arab fronts — i in¬ cluding recognition of and negotiations with the PLO —• within the next three months or face a new war; denounced the Soviet Union for failure to deliver military and economic aid to Egypt and for opposing even limited military action against Israel; predicted that' the U.S. will soon recognize the .PLO; and praised Henry A. Kissinger as the shrewdest^ most moderate and most honest U.S, Secretary of State in 20 years. In his far-reaching interview, the Egyptian leader was especially harsh toward the Soviet Union and said the alleged reneging by Moscow or arms deliveries may lead Egypt to break off the Soviet-Egyptian friend¬ ship pact. His hard line toward Israel was similar to his remarks published in the Beirut newspaper,. An Nahar, a week ago but was even more explicit as to what Israel must do to avoid war and what it could and could not expect in return. Sadat declared that Egypt will make no concessions whatever for Israel's return/ of the" strategic Mitla and Gidi passes in Sinai and the Abu Rodeis oil fields because "I have nothing to offer.for the restitution of a territory which belongs to us right¬ fully." He said Israel must return the Golan Heights "which Have always belonged to Syria"1 and the i West Bank. Israel must recognize' the Palestine Liberation Organization and negotiate with it, Sadat said. "No peace is possible in the Near East as long as the Palestinian problem is resolved. It is ridiculous to use the argument of terrorism to refuse all/ negotiations with PLO...SO saying, I assure you that Washington will not wait much before recognizing the PLO." Then, should Israel refuse to comerw the con¬ ference table'with the PLO "only the path of war will remain," Sadat said. He also said that "IF they (the Israelis) stubbornly con¬ tinue ; wanting the Golan Heights, we are going in escapably towards a new war." Sadat asserted that if Israel failed to meet his deadline "I would demand an immediate meeting of the Geneva Conference. ...If I Israel refuses to negotiate a global settlement (at Geneva) we would have no other recourse but war." He stressed, however, that he preferred a peaceful solution. Asked if far- reaching concessions from Israel in return for total peace would bring about normal diplomatic relations with the Arab countries, Sadat replied, "I am ready to conclude a peace agreement with Israel and to respect commitments stemming from such an agreement. However, I think (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) Panovs Practice For Debut PHILADELPHIA — Galina and Valery Panov, the ballet stars who were (allowed to emigrate from the Soviet Union last year, practice for their upcoming American dancing debut in Philadelphia. Their per¬ formance had to be postponed to Feb. 4 due to a muscle pull suffered by Valery. • RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO. .
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-01-30|
|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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