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V,.* r' """ . «,t.b''h4 m* imi-MW&mfc J -^a M g-J^Ja-pti Jjtw .fia-** _>k.jU3-«mfr'iafM| tl '- '. ONICLE ^fLa// ->ervin0 Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over SO Years* \m/\\K LIBRARY, OHIO HISTORICAL, SOCIETY 1982 VELMA AVE. , COLS. 0. ,43211 J EXCH '.! VOL. S4 NO. 33 AUGUST 12,1376-Av Hi -H i r **"&$;££» **•*«», Rhodes Urges Commitment To Israel v arty Pondering Election Platform "i \ h t cd i ■>» METULLA, Israel — Israeli soldiers search Lebanese civilians as they cross the border at Medulla,. in Northern Israel. In recent weeks thousands of villagers from war-torn Lebanonhave been crossing into Israel to receive medical treatment, to buy food and to sell their tobacco. RELIGIOUS NEWSSERVICE PHOTO sra@Ii-Mosleni Officers Meet. Lebanese Start Work In Israel TEL--AVIV- (WNS)",- Israeli officers, have .been meeting with officers of the Arab Lebanese /Army, the Moslem group that has been fighting together with the Palestine Liberatiqn Ar,my against Lebanese, Christians, it was revealed here. - Sources, in Jerusalem said the „ talks;, held at"' -Rosh Hanikra on the Israeli- Lebanese', border, were requested by the Arab Lebanese ' Army and arranged through the United Nations representatives in the area. - The two sides discussed problems- concerning the - border, including the crossing into Israel of villagers' from , southern Lebanon for. medical aid, trade and employment. They reportedly agreed that the villagers will not be inter¬ fered with and that Arab terrorists will not be allowed near the border Israeli officials stressed that the meetings are not political but are a continua¬ tion of the meetings Israeli officials have long had with the regular Lebanese" army. The Arab Lebanese Army is - made up of Moslem soldiers, led by Lt. Ahmed El Khatjb, who broke away from the regular Lebanese armed forces which is headed by a Christian general. Some Jerusalem sources say that the meetings .now going on are the result of a common desire by Israel and the Arab Lebanese Army to "keep Syria out of southern Lebanon; J lUeanwhn^.'woi^ei'slfrbm ^southern Lebartoh continue, ?td ■ work'. in Israel, .Shortly after'Labor Minister Moshe Baram had announced (he government will permit the entry of the Lebanese, the .first group of 17 arrived for a job at the Kubek Cigarette Co.'s tobacco sorting plant in Safad. The first group, which was rapidly, followed by more than 150, were met^at the security fence -by the military commander of the northern region, and a representative of the Labor- Exchange. . ,"" No pictures of the workers were allowed for fear of reprisals by Palestinian terrorists. The "Lebanese ^workers will be paid Israeli salaries and will be insured against work accidents on the same basis as workers from the West Bank." The other Lebanese workers are scheduled to be (CONTINUEDON PAGE9) WASHINGTON - The Republican national platform committee opened , its week-long sessions in Kansas City Aug. 8 in an atmosphere of uncertainty on the specific wording -of policies and philosophy it is ordained to offer the party's < quadrennial convention that - begins in the same city. Aug. 26 to choose its nominees for President and Vice- President. Unless the nomination for the Presidency appears assured for either President Ford or former California Governor Ronald" Reagan before it completes hearings and begins drafting, the ^committee may emerge with tenuous, positions on" some major issues,' including „ possibly even those so-called '. Jewish concerns, and leave it to the convention itself to draft the precise language in the planks. The committee.comprises -108 representatives — two of each from the so stafe^and the District of^JCoIumbia^; "tPuertoTttcoT Guam) and" the' Virgin , Islands. Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray is its temporary chairman. , , Gov. James A. Rhodes of Ohio has called for the 1976 Republican Platform' to express^strbngly the Ameri¬ can commitment to bringing other Mideast countries to full peace with Israel while preserving her secure and^ defensible borders. The Governor expressed his views in a letter to Gov. Ray. The. Governor's letter urged that the Republican ■-, Platform must "continue to provide Israel with the necessary military assistance to maintain her full defense capacity." Opposition to "a,ny efforts to discriminate against this -small nation in every inter-_ national forum where undue challenge.has been raised" and a policy of "not tolerating the crude threats that may be raised, by terrorist groups at other aggressive actions," were also called for by Gov. Rhodes, In his letter. Governor Rhodes supported Israel's right to exist, urged a just peace in the Mideast through direct negotiations between the, countries involved and suggested "that we .permit no discriminatory practices that would aid "economic boycotts or denial of oppor¬ tunity " for conducting business^ because of America's relationships with the State of Israel. - Judy Brachman, convention delegate from Columbus, "said- "Gov. Rhodes >is the only, major leader who has given the Platform Committee a;- complete statement for a policy fully protecting Israel and continuing America's commitment to put down terrorism -and any threats against the Stale of Israel." The Reagan forces, con¬ centrating "■ on,l" the1 nomination, have hot spelled out their: positions on matters of high' Jewish interest. A group led, by Peter Hannaford of Los, - Angeles is reported pre¬ paring them. However, expressions by Reagan and his running- mate, Pennsylvania Senator * Richard Schweiker, would indicate their firm backing, for Israel and emigration - "rights for Soviet Jews and-, others. _. *- > *..- Reagan, who four years- - ago, received-an Israeli - award from the then Foreign Minister Abba E&an. - ' (CONTINUEDON PAGE 101 Anti-Semitism In Arizona's GOP Primary 'Concerns' Goldwater By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON .(JTA)-- Sen. Barry Goldwater (R.Ariz.) declared Aug. 4 that.the opponent of candi- ^date Sam^Steiger -for "the , Republican nomination "for U.S., Senator in Arizona is engaged in anti-Semitism and. he is "very concerned" about it.- - . -Steiger, who is Jewish and, who has been in Congress 10 years, and John Conlan, a Congressman for two terms, are battling for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Paul Fannin. Both Congress-, men are staunch conserva¬ tives with almost identical , voting records. The primary date is Sept. 7, .Goldwater was asked by, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to comment on the campaign - after the Wall Street Journal reported that many Arizona Jews are "un¬ easy" over the "gutter-style . way a religious issue has enteredtherace." ■ ■ . Goldwater, an elder statesman in the GOP since his campaign' for the Presidency 12' years ago, told the JTA that "first of all, we .have heard Conlan is -using anti-Semitic remarks about Steiger" and that "Conlan is calling him a Jew in an uncomplimentary way. This is very unusual in Arizona. - ., "We^ace..very .concerned. about anti-Semitism creeping into any campaign and I don't "want to be- associated with anything like that," said Goldwater. "I am merely mentioning that 1 will disavow that in the Republican Party as long as. I am around." Referring , to what the Journal called the "very strong" support for Conlan by 4n evangelical Protestant movement, ^.Goldwater added that "my Episcopal. bishop is terribly critical of t this Christian' movement. Senator (Mark O.) Hatfield (R. Ore.*, who is. a very religious man, is opposed to (CONTINUEDON PAGE 101 B. Lee Skilken To Chair Acteanee Gifts Division The appointment of B. Lee Skilken as chairman of the Advance Gifts Division" of the 1977 United Jewish Fund Campaign was announced today by Sidney I. Blatt, president of the Columbus Jewish Federation, and Irving-/ Schottenstein," general chairman of the 1977 campaign. ' - , - *'l cannot ■ be more en- ■ thusiastic about a campaign appointment," said Mr. Blatt, '.'than I am about the willingness of Lee"Skilken*to serve as ^chairman of the. B.Lee Skilken Advance Gifts Division. Lee has been an active and devoted campaign' worker for many years, and his service last year, as an associate chairman-of the Advance Gifts Division.was outstanding." *. , Mr. Skilken, a.native of Columbus, is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is president of Skilken- Rpslovic, 'Inc. Designers- BuildersiErigineers, (CONTINUED QNPAGE 12) Tifereth Israel Announces New Spirituat Leader -Rabbi Switkin . Rabbi Sheldon W Switkin, newly elected spiritual leader of Congregation, Tifereth Israel and a native of Chicago, comes to Columbus from East Rock- away (N. Y.) Jewish Centre. Previous to that he officiated as Assistant Rabbi and later Co-Rabbi of Con¬ gregation B'nai Amoona in St. Louis. Rabbi Switkin also served as a Chaplain in the UnitedStates Air Force! He earned a BA from the University of Illinois; an MA from Columbia University, Social' Foundations of Education; was ordained a - Rabbi by the Jewish Theo¬ logical Seminary of Ameri- cain 1965; and received a Pastoral Counseling Course Certificate from the Institute of Religion "and Health in New York City, Rabbi Switkin has been a counselor-and specialist at Camp Ramah,in Wisconsin; v 'director of the B'nai Zion Day Camp in Chicago and, the USY Regional Encamp¬ ment in the Chicago Region; advisor for the Ramah Israel Programs and principal ,of r Temple B'nai Ziori in Bloom- " field, New Jersey. ,f , Articles written "by Rabbi Rabbi Sheldon W. Switkin Switkin have been published in various Jewish publica¬ tions. Rabbi Switkin was honored by the presentation of the Leadership Award of the" National Jewish Welfare Board and the Convention Scholarship Award of,tbe Jewish Federation of St. Louis. , Rabbi and Mrs. Switkin and their three daughters, Marni, Lisa and Abby, will make their home at 108 Nprth Stanwood Rd, Rabbi Switkin will be officially in¬ stalled as Rabbi of Congre*- gation .Tifereth' Israel at Shabbat Services on Satur-; day,September ll. il ■'* 'f . I! -4"* it u : .,< j 'N . •* . -*-i-^-i^»J^-WUW'*.a--r--<--^ Ai <tf •' IWSIiKTOiSOTBWSKHBftKiiv/'
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1976-08-12|
|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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