Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-02-20, page 01
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rfw ~W> ■>*•■*•*-■■>U.; ' ' m . . ■ ■ J I . * .■ - * - ■ J.' ' „- ttt ' ' ' , ' . '■-■,-.-> ..•'•' ■- I OfflOJE HROMCLE LIBRARY, OHIO HISTOR1CAL SOCIETY 1982 VELNU AVE. COL. .• 0. '43211 .■■'■ EX. H 2i\\yy s«rvlng Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 50 Years S\]A\K VOL. 53 NO. 8 FEBRUARY 20, 1075 ■ ADAR 9 NEW YORK (WNS)—The last weekend in February will be set aside by Reform synagogues in the United States and Canada for religious and community-wide campaigns calling attention to the plight, of the 4000 Jews in Syria. The national Save Syrian Jewry Sab¬ bath Will be held Feb. 21-23 under the auspices of the Commission on Social Action of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. It will be supported by the Synagogue Council of America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The activities include a petition campaign to gather one million signatures urging President Ford to in¬ tervene personally on humanitarian grounds to save the Jews remaining in Syria. '-..'• VIENNA (WNS) — Gen. Emil Spannoccni, chief of the Austrian army, said Austria will not allow American military aircraft to fly over its territory with equipment for Israel in case of a new Middle East War. He said if such a request was made "we would demand to inspect transports taking off from West Germany before permitting them to fly over Austrian territory." He denied reports that Austria secretly tolerated such transport during the Yom Kippur War. TORRONTO (WNS) — An arbitrator ruled that a Jewish employer was within his rights when he fired a worker who displayed a picture of Hitler at his work¬ place. Henry Zett, owner of the Nu-Mode Dress Company, who had been interned in a Nazi con¬ centration camp, fired the employee whose placing of Hitler's picture offended many of his co-workers as well as Zett. VIENNA (WNS) -T-Simon!Wiesenthal, director of the : Jewish Documentation Center here, has charged that the showing of the film, "The Odessa FUe,'.!. which was ^ to have opened in January, has been delayed because • of Arab pressure. The film, a version of Frederick Forsythe's novel, shows the attempt of a post-war Nazi criminal organization to annihilate Israel with the help of Arab governments. Wiesenthal is involved in the film and is played by Shmual Rpdensky. ' ' Evidence Mounts That Arab Boycott, Blackmail Affecting American's Rights And Economy NEW YORK (WNS) - There is mounting evidence that when Arabs deal with American firms this results in the firing of Jewish em¬ ployes, Rabbi Alexander M.. Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, ■ told the UAHC's Executive Com¬ mittee. He warned that "the weapons of boycott and blackmail'' which Arab nations are using against Jewish banking houses in Europe "may also be operating to jeopardize the civil rights of Jewish in¬ dividuals in the. United States who are employed by firms doing business with Arab countries." 'Rabbi Schindler called for the convening of a high level Jewish conference of experts in finance, industry and economics to privately explore the problems and develop action guidelines for the Jewish community. He asked the UAHC's. 715 member congregat'ibn' to serve as "^stoning posts" and provide such. a study group with information. Meanwhile it was learned that a Kuwait investment firm withdrew from two international lending syn¬ dicates led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., of New York because one of the participants in the syndicate was the European investment banking firm of Lazard Freres & Co., which is on the Arab boycott list. The company was one of two in France and three in Britain who were black¬ listed because they are either Jewish-owned or controlled.. In another development Roger Azaq, director of the Arab and International Investment Bank in,Paris, said "Arab banks will continue to ask that the banks on the blacklist be excluded" but will "not withdraw if the lead manager insists on keeping Jewish banks in the syndicate." This happened in London when two of the blacklisted banks, S.G. Warburg ' and N.M. Rothschild were invited to join the underwriting of a $25 million bond issue co- managed by the Kuwait International Investment Co. A Warburg spokesman said this reinforced their feeling that resistance to discriminatory pressures would prove effective. But, Gerald Thompson, chairman of Kleinwort Benson, said his firm had not been able to resist Arab pressure adding that - London banks had to bear in mind their respon¬ sibility to . maintain a position in the Middle East. Urge Inquiry On Contract By American Company To Train Saudi Arabian Troops "Sholem Aleichem Yidn" Touring Company To Appear At Agudas Achim Feb. 26 Outstanding reviews have been gathered by the nationwide touring company of "Sholem Aleichem Yidn;? Reports reaching here in¬ dicate that it is a sparkling, entertaining and lively production. Columbus and Central Ohio will .have an opportunity to enjoy this hew musical review on Wed¬ nesday February 26, at 8 p.m. in the Agudas Achim Synagogue. A cast of five actors and singers is directed and led by Ben Bonus. Young and old alike will be able to relateto Sholem Aleichem Yidn. Tickets are still available from the Agudas Achim Brotherhood members, and at the shule office, or call Bill Goldsmith at 237-1983 or 235-3661. Tickets will also be available at the box office on the night of the per¬ formance. Margarita Polunukaja By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON, (JTA) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has been asked by Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D. Wash.) to. scrutinize the $77 million contract let by the Defense Department to a private California company . to train Saudi Arabian troops. At the same time the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed at the Capitol that "a real problem" would arise if the contract did not contain the standard clauses in all. . government agreements regarding equal rights and opportunity or employment ; .for all Americans. This element is considered of paramount importance now that American universities and business concerns are seeking con¬ tracts with Arab govern¬ ments and may be restrained from employing American Jews, because of discrimination being en¬ forced by Arabs. The Defense Department has given the Vinnell Corp. of Los Angeles the contract to train the Saudi National Guard. It is believed to be the first such agreement ever made with a private American company to train a foreign army. In a letter delivered, last week to Sen. John C. Stennis (D. Miss.), the committee chairman, Jackson asked for a "thorough, inquiry into the arrangements concluded by the Department of Defense, (CONTINUED ON PAGE 15) Kissinger Opens Talks JERUSALEM — Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is flanked by Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin (left) and Defense Minister Shimon Peres before a working dinner in Jerusalem. Mr. Kissinger is in the Middle East to attempt to reconcile Egyptian and Israeli' views on achieving a new interim agreement in the Sinai Peninsula. RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO Goldman: "We Should Talk About It » By David Landau JERUSALEM, (JTA) — "We should have the courage to talk about it — despite the danger, that our public statements 'might be seized upon by anti-, Semites ... , They seize upon and pervert our public statements anyway." Dr. Nahum Goldmann, firm and forceful as ever, was referring to his demand, voiced in his. opening ad¬ dress at the World Jewish Congress Sixth Plenary Assembly that Jewry face up to the problem of "dual loyalties" which, he believes, will affect and harass diaspora com¬ munities with increasing intensity in the coming years. He is unperturbed, he said in a special interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, by the headlines mat this statement made in the' world press. It has always been his principle to take the risk of short-term harmful effect that might arise from the public grappling with delicate issues. In the'long-term, he believes, such grappling is healthy' and necessary in order to find a solution. His own experience, he con¬ tinued, is that rational and well-disposed Gentiles ap¬ preciate the unique peculiarity of the Jewish '•.dual loyalty" predicament,, and do not suspect or resent it if it is explained to them frankly and openly. Dr. Goldmann linked his proposal that the "dual loyalties" issue be aired by Jewish forums to his broader assessment of the. world outlook — and the Jewish situation within it ■— over the coming years. His .warning —in his opening address last Monday — that the post-war 1 "honeymoon" between the Western world and world Jewry was drawing to an end has already become an aphorism, and has triggered debate and controversy in the press here. „ Theend of the honeymoon, Dr. Goldmann explained, will be a function of the general-weakening of the Western democracies, which indeed has already become perceptible. As they grow weaker, the democracies will inevitably, become "more egoistic,"' Dr. Goldmann reasoned. Their "bad conscience" toward the Jews, which was an aftermath of the holocaust, is "fizzling out" — even in Germany itself. , This is the backdrop, against which the fact that Israel's current policies are not supported by many of the Western states wiil be an added contributory cause of "the end of the honeymoon." (CONTINUED ON PAGE Ml HwK|4wa* U Speak Al "WcgW Fw »' SuKday eucMwa.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1975-02-20|
|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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