Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-06-18, page 01
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Downward Trend Oonf jnues NEW YORK (JTA)—Although the number of Jews leaving the Soviet Union increased slightly last month compared lo the previous month, the general trend is downward, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) reported recently. According to SSSJ spokesman Glenn Richter, 1141 Jews arrived in Vienna from the USSR in May while the figure for April was 1115. United States Haste veries The Phon-a-thon to benefit The New Jewish Center is set to begin -this Sunday, June 21 and continue through June 28. Calls will be made on Sunday mornings from 9:45 until 12 and on Monday through Thursday evenings, Jurie£2-25, from 7 until 9:30., Co-chairpersons Al Herstig , and Nancy Paul, captains- Mim ■ Chenfeld, Steve Goodman,. Jack Meiz- lish and Judy Mellman and a Nancy Paul ,> Al Herstig large group of volunteers are committed to the success of this outreach. "Our goal is to obtain the financial commitment of every Center member who has not yet made a contribution to the New Building campaign," says Nancy Paul. "In this w#y we can ensure the successful completion of the fundraising drive and build our beautiful New Jewish Center for which we have waited so long." Cohn Elected President Of National Association Gerald N. Cohn, Executive Vice President of Heritage Village, has been re-elected as President of the National Association of Jewish Homes and Housing for the Aging. The election was held during the recent 2lst Annual Meeting of the Association at the Concord Hotel on Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. The membership of N.A.J.H.A. is composed of 140 Jewish community sponsored Homes for the Aging and Independent Housing for the Elderly programs in the United States and Canada. Both Heritage House and Heritage Tower have been members of N.A.J.H.A. since their inception. Gerald N. Cohn N.A.J.H.A. provides its member homes and housing with a wide variety of educa- , , (CONTINUED ON PAGE U) JERUSALEM (JTA)-Is- rael said last week that it very much regretted the Reagan Administration's "unjust" decision to suspend delivery to Israel of four F-16 jet fighters pending a determination of whether Israel violated U.S. law by the use of American-made aircraft in its attack jon Iraq's nuclear reactor. The mildly-worded statement read by Foreign Ministry spokesman Naftali Lavi was mainly a reiteration of Israel's official explanation and justification for the raid. Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Mordechai Zipori - said the American move was the result of a misunderstanding and would not lead to a crisis in relations between the two countries. Zipori said Israel had a basic understanding of the significance of American aid and the limitations placed on it. But he stressed that ojily the Israeli government could define Israel's defense needs, not any other government, ho matter" how' friendly. He said Israel used the American planes in the raid because they were the weapons most suitable for the attack. Lavi repeated Israel's contention that it had acted in defense against threats to its existence by Iraq. He noted that Iraq has declared itself to be in a state of war with Israel since 1948, it was an active participant in all Arab wars against Israel and has . continued to refuse to sign an armistice agreement with Israel. The statement also noted that Iraqi leaders have time and again expressed their enmity toward Israel and their aggressive intentions and have notTestricted or disguised their plans to use any weapons, conven: tional or unconventional, against Israel. - - According to the statement, Israel exhausted every diplomatic means be-' fore it decided to,take military action against Iraq's nuclear facility. Lavi explained in that connection that for five years Israel had tried to persuade France not to provide Irao, with a nuclear weapons capability, but its representations were in vain. Asked by reporters why Israel took no action during the administration of French President Valery Giscard d' Estaing, who con-, eluded the nuclear deal with Iraq, but struck only weeks after the election of Presi? dent Francois Mitterrand, who is more sympathetic to Israel, Lavi replied that to wait any longer would have meant an attack on an active nuclear reactor with the danger of radioactive fall-out in the Baghdad area. The Reagan Administration maintained that special envoy Philip Habib is continuing his efforts to prevent a conflict between Israel and Syria over Lebanon. "We have not had any indication from any of the parties that they think it (the Habib mission) should be discontin- ued," David Passage, a State Department spokesman, said. Habib has been in Beirut since last week, apparently waiting for the furor over Israel's attack on the Iraqi nuclear facility to subside. Federation CRC RespondsTo Israel Crisis The recent Israeli attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor has unleashed waves of condemnation against the State of Israel. These remarks are not only uncalled for but are unjustified. The Community -Relations Committee of the Columbus Jewish Federation recently met to discuss and evaluate the situation. The result of that meeting was a clarification of the situation which we now bring to the attention of the Colum bus Jewish community. There is no doubt that the intention of the Iraqi government in constructing this nuclear reactor was to develop nuclear weapons to be used against the State of Israel. President Sadaam Hussein of Iraq stated last year, following an Iranian attack on the same nuclear reactor center, that the plant had one purpose, that it was to be used against Israel. The former Iraqi President, Abdel Rahman Aref echoes his country's intention when he said "the existence of the State of Israel is an error which must be rectified .., our goal is clear—to wipe Israel off the map." The Wail Street Journal summarizes the intentions of Iraq clearly when it stated in its editorial (June 10, 1981)' "Of course Iraq was building a bomb. Of course its intended target was Israel. Of (CONTINUED ON PAGE 16) 1 $ 1 Million In Is >nds Sold For the first time in Columbus, $1 million in Israel Bonds were sold. This event occurred at the Israel Bonds Tribute Dinner honoring Herbert Schiff. held on June 4. Jack Weiler presented the coveted "Heritage Award" to Schiff. Honorary chairman for the evening was Gordon B. Zacks. Co-chairmen Edwin Ellman and Melvin Schottenstein were gratified at the outpouring of support for Israel from the Columbus community. Pictured above at the event: (left top photo 1. to r.) Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ellman. Mrs. Mejvin Schottenstein and Melvin Schottenstein; (right photo 1. to r. seated) Mrs. Alvin Ruben, Mrs. Stanley Goldberg, Mrs. Frank,Nutis, (standing 1. to r.) Alvin Ruben. Stanley Goldberg and Frank Nutis; (middle left photo 1. to r.) Edwin Ellman, Gordon Zacks, Mrs. Herbert Schiff, Herbert Schiff and Melvin Schottenstein; (right photo 1. to r. seated) Mrs. Jerome Schottenstein, (standing 1. to r.) David Roth. Jerome Schottenstein and Howard Schoenbaum; (bottom left photo 1. to r.) Dr. Maurice Zox. Mrs. Maurice 2rOx, Samuel Melton, Mrs. Jack Resler; (right photo 1. to r. seated) Mrs. Alvin Schottenstein, Mrs. Mitchell Kohn, Mrs. David Paine, (standing 1. to r.) Alvin Schottenstein., Mitchell Kohn and David Paine.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-06-18|
|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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