Ohio Jewish Chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1975-03-06, page 01
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These statements emerged at the hearing conducted by the Senate Foreign Relations Sub¬ committee on Multi-national Corporations concerning the boycott and Saudi Arabia's visas to American Jews. Sen. FYank Church (D. Ida.)", panel chairman, issued at the start of the hearing a list of 1500 names on the Arab boycott list and urged that it be given | the widest publicity. Church said the list should foe given full publicity so that everyone in. this country would know of. ADL Charges Major U.S. Firms With Discimination Resulting From Arab Pressure WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Frank Church CD- Idaho), 'chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations, holds a Saudi Arabian edition of an Arab League list of United States companies being boycotted for doing business with Israel. The list, obtained from the State Depart¬ ment and made public at a subcommittee hearing, has 1,500 names on it, including such large corporations as the Ford Motor Company, Xerox and Sears, Roebuck &Co. In a press conference, President, Ford spoke out against Arab attempts to discriminate against financial "institutions or individuals on) religious or ethnic grounds.',' He said that discrimination "has no place in the free practice of commerce as it has flourished in this country." RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO By Yitzhak Rabi NEW YORK, (JTA) -The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith on Feb. 26 charged that a score of major American companies and two federal agencies are discriminating against Jews and refusing to do business with Israel as a result of Arab pressure and economic warfare against Israel and Jews. At a press conference at the . ADL- offices here, "Seymour Graubard, ADL chairman, charged those companies with "sub- vergence of the American Constitution" and with violating American policy as set forth in Federal export control regulations which discourage boycotts against friendly nations, and the anti-discrimination pro¬ visions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Graubard called for "an immediate government probe, a clear statement-of federal policy, im¬ plementation of U.S.' . regulations, and the adop¬ tion of new legislation, if necessary, to halt dishonorable and illegal business practices." Ac¬ cording to Graubard, a nationwide, on-going in¬ vestigation conducted by the ADL revealed that while there are American com-, panics resisting Arab demands, others are yielding to Arab coercion and discriminate against Jewish employes and refuse to do business with Israel.. Graubard charged further that some American c6m-V panies are voluntarily ex¬ cluding Israel and American Jewish management and . professional staff in the U.S. and abroad "as they make a wild scramble for a piece of the Arabs' new wealth." The principles of Hitler "are being approached by the Arab nations," Graubard said, adding that; "Jews are once again being singled out as the scapegoat for economic imperialsim.", Arnold Forster, ADL associate director and general counsel, who directed the nationwide investigation through the agency's fact-finding (CONTINUED ON PAGE 13) CJF Chairman Cites Progress Of United Jewish Fund Campaign "As we approach the midway point in our cam¬ paign, we are confident that we will be able to achieve the goals which we have set," said Millard Cummins, General Campaign Chair- man- of the United Jewish Fund Campaign, "if the response of oiir worker^ and our prospects continues and expands.*V Mr. Cummins' noted (hat the campaign has now raised more' than -$1,625,000 from about 1100 prospects. The c amp a lg n achievement, according to Mr. Cummins, "cannot be allowed to remain static, but must grow as the campaign progresses. Last ' weeks Advance Gifts Dinner, and the special Women's Division meeting, both of which featured addresses by Robert St. John, spurred many workers to increase giving and «xtra work in soliciting prospects. The imputance given to these two divisions must continue. In the same way, the forth¬ coming Trades and Professions Dinner, featuring Haifa University President, Eliezer Rafaeli, must serve to spur that division on." Jeffrey Paine, Chairman of the Young Men's Division, pointed out that the achievement of the Young Men's Division this year has grown, and that the Hubert Humphrey "Night For Life" program was a particular inspiration to his division. "There, are still many hundreds of cards that have not yet been covered, and these people have not been given the opportunity of participating in the major needs of this years cam¬ paign," said Mr. Cummins. 'The needs of Israel today, of local agencies and in¬ stitutions in Columbus, and of organizations throughout the United States which depend on the United Jewish Fund Campaign for support, are such that we must ex¬ pand our campaign. Only through the efforts of all of us can we hope to achieve the minimum goals; which . we have set for ourselves." COPY DEAOlJNB IS FRIDAY NOON Soviet Church Repression Of By Bill Cohen Chronicle Special Reporter Three top Soviet church leaders said last week that there is no persecution against Soviet Jews simply because of their religion, but that there are political problems when Soviet Jews try to emigrate, according to the head of the local Soviet Jewry Committee who met with the Soviets in Colum¬ bus. Gerald Swedlow, Chair¬ man of the Soviet Jewry Committee of the Com¬ munity Relations Committee of the"-Columbus Jewish Federation, was one of several Jewish leaders who . talked about the problem of Soviet Jewry with the three churchmen. ; .■•'.-..;," The Soviet delegation included Archamandrite Guhdyaev: CyriW( jRector of •the Leningrad 'iSjeoIci^cal Academy ahdfeSeimhary; Archpriest Mathew Stad- niuk, Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia; and Bishop Arseny Berberian, President of the Department of Interchurch 'Relations of the Armenian .Apostolic Church. ,v". The Soviet church leaders met with representatives of several,' Protestant Leaders Deny Soviet Jews denominations at services and meetings > that were covered by the news media. But news reporters were barred from the meeting on the Soviet Jewry question by. officials of the Metropolitan Area Church Board, which served as host for the three clergymen. A spokesman for the Community Relations Committee had said earlier he had no objection to the meeting being open to the media. Following the 50-minute discussion at the O.S.U. Hillel .Foundation, Swedlow gave his impression of the Soviets to reporters. "They emphasized' that the official government policy is anti-religious, not anti-Jewish," he said, Swedlow said the three stayed away from any political matters, such as the issue of Jewish emigration, saying it was not a religious question. . At a press conference "Friday morning, Bishop Berberian stressed - that Soviet church leaders do not speak of political or social issues from the pulpit. He maintained that Russian churchgoers expect their leaders' to speak about (CONTINUED ON'PAGE 13) Saudi Arabia imposing a pattern of anti-Semitism "on our country." U.S. agencies ("with our money" are acquiescing in. discrim natory practices, he said, adding "we had better get this out into the open." The list includes such firms as the Ford Motor Co., RCA, CoCa-Cola and Xerox which Church said are absolutely prohibited from sales in Arab countries. He said "Ford, for example, has been prohibited from selling a car or truck since 1966 in any Arab country." Church also pointed out that "this' very day," a private in¬ vestment company is signing an agreement with Saudi Arabia in which the United States government is providing insurance against loss. Church said the sub¬ committee would draft legislation to provide equal treatment for "all our citizens" by government agencies. He. saidr after the hearing, that the sub¬ committee was not prepared to say what the next step in the subcommittee's procedures on either legislation or hearings would be. (President Ford ex¬ pressed concern, at a press conference in Hollywood, Fla. Feb. 26, over earlier reports that Arab oil producing nations were boycotting international banks in Which Jews had interests. He said! "such discrimination is totally contrary to the American (CONTINUED ON PAGE 30) Center Camp Registration Now Open Registrations are novr being taken for all six ^'Summer Adventures For '75" Camps sponsored by the Columbus Jewish Center, Camps begin June 30 and run through August 8. ( The six camps available for youngsters 3 years thru grade 8 are as follows: Camp Yelodim, 3 year olds; Camp' O'ra, pre-school age; Camp . Nitzanim, first grade; Camp rCojacee, grades 2 . & 3; Pioneer Camp, grades 4 & 5; Twpen Camp, grades 6-8. Registrations by May 1 will receive a $10,00 discount. Complete information on these camps, registration, transportation, fees, and a registration blank are to be found on page 16 and 17 of this Week's Chronicle.
|Title||Ohio Jewish chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1975-03-06|
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Franklin County (Ohio)
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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle. (Columbus, Ohio), 1975-03-06, page 01|
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