Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-12-01, page 01
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I f ■ II I I (1 I' 2J[^y/ Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years yJA^K LIBRARY, OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 19E& velw;. aVei ■ cols, o, 43E11 v.:: .exch VOL.55 NO.49 DECEMBER 1,1977-KISLEV 21 U.S. Pleased But Cautious WASHINGTON,(WNS) - The United States has taken a pleased but cautious atti¬ tude following the talks in Jerusalem between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israel Premier Menachem Begin. President Carter did not comment publicly. But White House Deputy News Secretary Rex Granum said Nov. 21 that the meetings "clearly" set up a new approach towards peace in the Middle East. "We feel their actions broke down psychological barriers to peace in the Middle East," Granum said. He said both sides demonstrated they want peace. "We know from our private discussions with them that they genuinely wanted peace, but for the first time Israel and a major Arab leader have publicly called for peace and pledged themselves to no more war," he said. Granum made , it clear that the Sadat-Begin talks will lead to Geneva. The White House also an¬ nounced that Begin tele¬ phoned Carter to brief him on his talks with Sadat and., "again expressed his appre¬ ciation for the President's ef¬ forts, in the Middle East, which the Prime Minister said made the historic meet¬ ing possible. The President expressed ,his^ appreciation for , the ', call and characterized the conversa¬ tion as warm and encourag¬ ing." - •: Meanwhile, Deputy Secre¬ tary of State" Warren Christopher told the 54th' biennial Assembly of the Union,of American Hebrew Congregations in San Francisco Nov. 22 that Carter "does not" intend to, miss the moment" presented by ' the Sadat-Begin talks. "We see this initiative as a beginning," he said. "It fore¬ shadows, the face-to-face ne¬ gotiations which must come between all participants in the conflict if the vision and (CONTINUEtVON PAGE 5) No Decision Made On Policy Change 1st Hanukah Candle To Be Lit On Jewish Center Menorah The first Hanukah candle will be lit on The Jewish Center's symbolic menorah on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4:45 p.m. The above photo shows last year's lighting cere¬ mony. The first event of the evening will be the running of the Torch of Modiin. Rabbi Rubenstein will rekindle the torch at Agudas Achim Synagogue at 4:30p.m. and runners will then carry the torch from the synagogue to the Center. There, the menorah located on the front lawn will be traditionally lit. This year David Derrow, past president of the Center, will light the first candle, and blessings and songs will follow. Each succeeding night of Hanukah the menorah will be lit at sundown by • a representative of one of the Center's departments. - An invitation to join this memorable happening is ex-- ■ tended to everyone in the community. People can gather at Agudas Achim, on the route of the torch run from the synagogue to the Center and by the menorah at the Center. Just prior to Chronicle press time Egyptian President Anwar Sadat invited all nations of the Middle East, the United States and the Soviet Union to go to Cairo, probably this weekend, to prepare for talks in Geneva. Israel readily agreed to join in the talks provided there would be no direct talks with the PLO. Syria and the PLO plan to shun the Egyptian summit meeting. .Answers from the other in¬ vited countries were not de- ' finite at press time. JERUSALEM (WNS) - The Cabinet, meeting in a special session Nov. 24 fol¬ lowing Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel, made no decision on changing Israel's position toward a Middle East settle¬ ment. A Cabinet com¬ munique said the. im¬ portance of the Sadat visit was stressed and "negotia¬ tions over the establishment of peace and the signing of peace agreements between Israel and her neighbors will continue." The Cabinet meeting came a day after Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan went on Israel television and told Israelis they would have to make hard decisions on the ques-, tion of future borders, a solution to the Palestinian ' problem and the nature of the peace settlement. The Cabinet did discuss Israel's negotiating position, it was learned later, with the three Democratic Movement for Change (DMC) ministers pressing for an Israeli initia¬ tive. "There is no doubt that we have to stick to the momentum, and speed up the rate," Justice Minister Shmuel Tamir of the DMC declared. "There is consi¬ derable significance to the . timing and we shall have to cope with powerful chal¬ lenges and soon." Premier Menachem Begin, talking to newsmen after the Cabinet session, denied that a date for the Geneva conference has been set. Begin confirmed that preparatory talk for Geneva would deal with substanta- tive issues not just proce¬ dure. The Premier stressed that there was no change in Israel's position on the Palestinian issue. Dayan in his tv talks made it clear that there would be no Israeli "gestures" to- Gordon Zacks To Report First Hand On Israel's History Making Weekend Gordon Zacks, general vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, will be the featured speaker at a com¬ munity meeting" on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at Congrega¬ tion Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad St. Zacks was present in Jerusalem when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made his historic visit and Zacks subsequently met with Israel's leaders. The Columbus Jewish Fed- eration. as part of its on- ill 'wnwvj VPl rmv$ Vi ii?"i»7 *n **«* •* frounV iFTtn tf>tn "pro) _ . We thank Thee for the miracles, for the redemption, for the mighty deeds and, triumphs, and for the battles which Thou didst perform for our fathers in those days, at this seasonl -Hmnmkm Prmgtr going program of providing understanding of the Middle East conflict to the Colum-. bus Jewish community, is sponsoring this public meet¬ ing for the purpose of mak¬ ing available information on what is happening in Israel and what its effects will be on the Middle East, on peace prospects and on the Ameri¬ can Jewish community. Joining Zacks in the pro¬ gram will be Jeff Paine, Dennis Mellman and Don Garlikov, leaders of the Young Men's Division of the United Jewish Fund Cam¬ paign, who have just re¬ turned from a Young Lead¬ ership .Mission to Israel. They; and other members of their mission, were present in Jerusalem during the his¬ toric event and they will re¬ port on what they saw and heard. "We extend an invitation to the entire Jewish com¬ munity," said Ernest Stern, president of the Columbus Gordon Zacks Jewish Federation, "since we believe that a first-hand report of what is happening in Israel today is of signifi¬ cant interest to all of us. "Gordon Zacks is today one of the best informed people in the world to pre¬ sent to us the facts on what has been taking place. I urge that as many members of the community as can do so, along with their friends and their families, make, every effort to attend this historic meeting," Stern added. wards Sadat since this "would create more difficul¬ ties for Sadat." But he said , Israel now had to make a de¬ cision regarding what it . could offer and what it could not. Dayan stressed that Sadat agreed with Begin that there must be "continuity and ongoing dialogue." ? He did not mean as many Israelis thought that this would result in "creeping normalization." Sadat had clearly indicated he would not agree to normalization until a peace agreement had been signed and Israeli: forces had' been? removed .. from Egyptian territory. Dayan also noted that when Sadat said that the October 1973 war! would be 1 the last warhe was speaking . in the context of his demand for a complete Israeli with¬ drawal from Arab territory. If there were no settlement Sadat might return to the war option, Dayan said. "God forbid that we attach operative significance to the Sadat statement — positive (CONTINUEDON PAGE 3) Schweiker Hails Sadat Visit As Major Mideast Breakthrough COLUMBUS - November 22 — U.S. Senator Richard S. Schweiker (R-Pa.) today hailed Egyptian President Sadat's visit to Israel as a major breakthrough in the Middle East in a speech be¬ fore a United Jewish Appeal Luncheon at the Esther Mel¬ ton Building! "As a result of President Sadat's visit, the situation in the Middle East will never be the same, Egypt has now recognized the existence o( Israel. The psychological barriers of 30 years have been broken. The possibility of successful negotiations between Israel and Egypt is now very real." Schweiker continued, "I want to emphasize that peace won't come tomorrow. We can't allow our expecta¬ tions to become'top great. • But there can be no question that President Sadat's visit to Jerusalem was the most positive development in many years, And it is ironic that. Sadat's trip, in many ways, was the direct result of his belief that the Carter Administration's approach to the situation is just plain wrong." Schweiker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Operations Appro¬ priations Subcommittee, has been sharply critical of Pres¬ ident Carter for his decision to grant the Soviet Union an expanded role in the Middle East peace negotiations and for his earlier statements on the role of the Palestine Lib¬ eration Organization and the "legitimate rights" of the Palestinians.. "By making a Palestinian state the centerpiece of a Geneva settlement, the : Carter Administration has played into the hands of the radical Arab states and their benefactor, the Soviet Union," Schweiker said. "This is why President Sadat,' of Egypt, made his ■ historic visit to Israel. He re¬ cognized that a larger role for the Soviet Union could not lead to peace." Schweiker also reaffirmed his belief that "if a just and lasting peace is to be achieveel, the agreement must pass two critical tests: first, that Israel be guaranteed absolute recog¬ nition of her permanent right to exist in peace; and second, that Israel be as¬ sured secure and defensible borders." Senator Schweiker was the guest of the Columbus Jew¬ ish Federation and ad¬ dressed a number of meet¬ ings for the 1978 United Jew¬ ish Fund Campaign while in Columbus. Chanukah Greetings From The Staff Of The Ohio Jewish Chronicle ir?
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-12-01|
|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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