Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1976-02-12, page 01
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.1* *7.u'^-*!^rf,»^rt?i«' rs^.**? ^vx* \: *r.s*; f. :* ■s^ -U.J .V*. **»*.», «1j/K k ■ n i \ '; ■ 5"! i\ Ii f i 'L III *- p > ? i i*it n I; '"111'" LIBRARY, OHIO H|8TORIOAL SOCIETY 198E VELMa AVE. COLS. 0» 43211 E*OH ZJ(\Uy Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years yJAiL VOL. 54 NO. 7 FEBRUARY 12, 1976 - ADAR I 11 iongress Urged To Curb Sales Of Arms By i.S. Manufacturers To Mideast, Other Areas *-% ***-. M 1 1 / r 1 u" r ■ * r • J i1 I I I 1. \\ - i i ■ X Towards laciai Harmony In aNew York wall painting, black and white hands hold a dove, symbolic of the racial harmony which is one of' the aims of Brotherhood Week. The annual observance, to be held this year from February 15 to 22, is sponsored by the National Conference, of Christians and Jews. . - , ■ * •' •* ■■ '— RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO by Vernon Slgl By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON (JTA) - Sen. Clifford P. Case (R. NJ) opened Senate debate Feb. 4 on the new Foreign Aid Authorization Bill for the countries of the Middle East and other areas by requesting Congress to "put some shackles" on sales of conventional arms by U.S. manufacturers. Amendments in the bill approved last week by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are designed, he said, to give Congress as well as the Executive Branch the opportunity to veto or alter proposed military assistance and commercial sales projects which could adversely affect local balances of power. At least 15 transactions worth more than $25 million each, Case said, were handled by commercial, arms manufacturers and. dealers in J975. These, included a complete "Hawk", anti¬ aircraft , missile system for Saudi Arabia for $266 million; C-130 transport planes to Saudi Arabia for $68 million; and helicopters to Israel.for $63 million. A proposed, $300 million "Hawk" missile system for Jordan is a government, ,not a commercial transaction. Under the amendments, any Economic Aid To Syria Reduced By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee cut the Ford Administration's recommendation in economic supporting assistance for Syria almost in half because the government in Damascus has not shown serious intention to negotiate on issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This came to light Feb. 4 in the Committee's report to the full Senate on its authorization measure for the fiscal year 1976 of an aid program totalling $4,397 billion plus an additional 25 percent for the transitional, budget quarter of three months that precedes the new fiscal year 1977 beginning Oct, 1. "The Committee'. Has generously funded the programs for Middle Eastern countries because it strongly supports the Sinai agreement and' efforts to achieve further disengagement of forces and movement toward peace among all parties in the Middle East conflict," the Committee's report said. "The Committee has reduced the proposed program for Egypt by only $50 million despite budget stringencies because "Egypt has responded positively toward U.S. efforts to secure peace in the Middle East and is beset with serious economic problems," the report continued. "The request for Syria was cut more severely, however, because Syria has not yet demonstrated that it seriously intends to (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11) WASHINGTON (WNS) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has charged that Congressional action in adopting legislation in the Trade Act of 1974 and the U.S. Export-Import Bank Law that linked U.S. trade benefits to the Soviet Union to Soviet emigration policy has caused a .drop in emigration. Speaking in San Francisco at a meeting,of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco and the World Affairs Council of Northern California, Kissinger- said: "The human rights issue is a matter of deep and legitimate concern to all Americans. But the Congressional attempt to link it openly with economic relations, without subtlety or understanding of Soviet politics, both deprived us of economic levers and sharply reduced Soviet emigration. Other industrial countries have stepped in to provide credit and technology with less concern for the objective of inducing political restraint which we had envisioned." But in New York, Sen Henry M. Jackson (D. Wash.), in an address to the Queens County Council on Soviet Jewry, said he will "never retreat" from his efforts to promote free emigration from the USSR and other East European countries. "If' we back down on the Jackson Amendment now, we lose all right to call ourselves the leaders of the free world," he said. Jackson declared that "tens of thousands" of Jews and non:Jews "escaped frorn captivity because of the Jackson Amendment." He said it was only after Kissinger "pledged that the" Administration would destroy the amendment that the Kremlin tightened the screws once again." transaction worth more than $25 million would be channeled through the U.S. government's Foreign Military Sales Program where, under amendments to the Nelson-Bingham legislation passed in 1974, such sales would be subject to Congressional review and possible veto if Congress Resolution Urges Express Support WASHINGTON ( WNS) - Sens. Clifford Case (R. NJ) and Henry M. Jackson (D. Wash.) and Rep. James Scheuer (D. NY) have introduced concurrent resolutions in the Senate and House urging Congress to "express the solidarity of the American people with the efforts to enlarge human freedom in the Second Brussels Conference", on . iSoviet Jewry. The .three sponsors sent a letter to all members of Congress saying that the Brussels Conference is a signal to the Kremlin "that the civilized world expects the Soviet Union to abide by all the international resolutions and declarations of human rights to which it has subscribed" including the Helsinki Declaration and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. : The resolution notes that the struggle for Soviet Jewish emigration has continued in the face of severe repression .and on .the, eve of the Brussels.Conference there is marked, increase in. the "intimidation and persecution of,Soviet Jews who seek to emigrate" and a "new .and widespread campaign ol anti-Semitism" within the Soviet- Union. In. another development it was, reported that 13 .prominent U.S;-. Christians will attend the conference and issue a "Call to ■ Conscience" demanding that Soviet authorities provide .full human rights to Soviet Jews including the right to emigrate. The delegation will represent the National Interreligious Task Force on Soviet Jewry, a group founded in 1972 and made up of Roman ■ Catholics, .Protestants, Evangelicals, Eastern Orthodox and Jews. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem), Moshe Rivlin, director general of' the Jewish Agency, reported that the Arab states were pressuring the Belgian government to cancel the conference. Belgium has rejected the Congress To To Conference pressure which was applied by Iraq which claimed it was acting for all the Arab states, according to Rivlin. In Brussels, the Belgian Foreign Ministry said that country has traditionally permitted "all conferences as.long as they do not create a public disturbance or are contrary to public morals." disapproved within 30 days. Another amendment sponsored by Sens. Case, Hubert H. Humphrey (D. Minn.) and Jacob K. Javits (R. NY) — all members of the foreign relations subcommittee on' foreign assistance — would terminate " military equipment transactions or training if American citizens are barred from participating in the projects because of their race, religion, sex or national origin. "The American government cannot acquiesce in discrimination against its own citizens. We cannot sell out our own people" because of the prejudices of kings and sheikhs," Case said. The proposed supervision of weapons sales will not damage the American (CONTINUED ON PAGE W) Elected JFS officers left to right seated, Stanley G. Krupman, V.P.; Mrs. Martin Godofsky, V.P.; Victor Krupman, Pres. Standing left to right, Alan Weiler, Treas.; James Feibel, Secy, and Jeffrey Paine, Assoc. Treas. Jewish Family Service Elects Victor S, Krupman was elected to his third term as President of Jewish Family ■ Service at the agency's Annual Meeting held February 1,1976. Previously serving, as the agency's , Associate .Treasurer and then Treasurer, he was first , elected JFS President, for the 1973-74 term and re¬ elected,for the. 1974-75 term. Serving with Mr.,Krupman are Mrs. Martin Godofsky, Vice-President; Stanley G. Yenkin, Vice-President; James Feibe.1, Secretary; Alan Weiler, Treasurer; and Jeffrey Paine, Associate Treasurer.. An overflow gathering of 125 people convened at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kauffman for the meeting. New Trustees elected to the JFS Board of Trustees are: Ronald .Blank. Gary Cheses, David Derrow, Martin Goldman, Jeffrey Grossman, Heinz' Hoffman, Mrs. Henry Kogan, Mark Rosen, Lee Schulman, Mrs. Neil Schultz and Mrs. Bruce Siegel. In addition to the election of Officers and new Trustees, volunteers assisting in the agency's New Americans resettlement program were honored. They are: Mrs. Michael Albrecht, Abraham Kirkel, Mrs. Henry Kogan, Mrs. Fred PogUs, .Mrs. Samuel Portman, Mrs. Henry Rogosin, and Mrs. Neil Schultz. Additionally, families participating in the Adopt-A- Family program in which a community family is (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) K-v.tvsvi-c^m^^^?^-*-'"' v-'" - " 1 ./-.y 'gO."i \^ \-,'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1976-02-12|
|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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