Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-09-01, page 01
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HROMCLE ZjJjLy Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years \Jf\s. £•&&.< L J BRARY , OH 10 H 1STOR i CAL SOC L£/ry 1982 VELMA AVE, COLS. 0. 43211 , EXCH VOL. 55 NO. 35 SEPTEMBER 1,1977- ELUL 18 Washington: Is ATrade Off In The Making The Nesher Puppets, which have been delighting Israeli audiences for more than 10 years, will be apr pearing in Columbus at The Jewish Center on Oct. 9. Nesher Puppets Scheduled for October 9 Performance At Ctr. Mrs. Mel Schottenstein, chairperson of the Jewish Center Cultural Arts Com¬ mittee, announces that the Nesher Puppets from Israel will be appearing in Colum¬ bus at The Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave., on Sun¬ day, Oct. 9, at7:30p.m. According to Mrs. Schot¬ tenstein, the Nesher ^Pyp: pets* as they are known In Israel, were originally scheduled for a Columbus appearance last January, \ However they were snow¬ bound by a winter blizzard which prevented their ap¬ pearance. "A grant from the Gordon Cultural Fund," says Mrs. Schottenstein, "has made it ■ possible for The Jewish Cen¬ ter to.bring this Bialik pup¬ pet theatre from Haifa. The presentation will feature a production of 'The Daughter of the King' which is based on H. N. Bialik's well known story, 'The Legend of Three and Four.' It is performed in the unique medium of rod puppetry." For more than 10 years, the Nesher Puppets have beeri performing throughout Israel to audiences of adults and children. The puppet¬ eers, Sylvle and Yaie Nesher and Steward Olesher have developed a program in Eng¬ lish with 'musical back¬ ground. .':..■':': Reservations are now being accepted and further information on this attrac¬ tion for adults as well as chil¬ dren may be secured by call¬ ing the Cultural. Arts Depart¬ ment of The Jewish Center, 231-1731. (Copyright, 1977 JTA, Inc.) By Murray Zuckoff and Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON, (JTA) - The Carter Administration's apparent effort to create a climate of "world opinion" in favor of its Middle East policy continues to center on legitimizing the Palestine Liberation Organization and paving the way to have it participate in reconvened Geneva talks. At the same time, there seems to be an easing off of any harsh criti¬ cism of Israel regarding its announced policy of estab¬ lishing more settlements on the West Bank and aiding militarily the Christians in southern Lebanon. There are some analysts here who feel that "toned down" statements on Isra¬ el's West Bank policy indi¬ cate a policy of trade-off. The thinking among these analysts is that President Carter realizes there is noth¬ ing he can do under current circumstances, short of strong statements of con¬ cern, rebukes and admonish¬ ments, .about Israel's West Bank policy^ He is in the same position in that regard as he was ' when he was admonishing and. rebuking the. Soviet Union on the issue of human rights.; After a series of strongly-worded statements he had to concede, during a press conference, that he cannot, after all, use physi¬ cal force to persuade the Russians to change their pol¬ icy- ': : But, if Carter cannot use PLO Can Operate Information Office Without First Getting U.S. Permission By Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON (JTA) - Two U.S. government de¬ partments said Aug. 25 that the Palestine Liberation Or¬ ganization can open and operate "an information of¬ fice" in Washirigtbn"without first obtaining U.S. permis¬ sion. Their statements came amid reports that the PLO, which has observer status at the United Nations and has been operating a propa¬ ganda office in New York and which was unsuccessful in attempting tb operate in Washington last year, is again prepared to function here within a short time. "U.S, government permis¬ sion to opeu an. information office is not required, pro¬ vided the organization is duly registered with the De¬ partment of Justice under the Foreign Agents Regis¬ tration Act and the office is staffed by persons legally admitted to or resident in the United States and is engaged in lawful activities,", the State Department said in a written- response to repor¬ ters' questions. /'The PLO last year registered with the Justice Department its in¬ tention to open an informa¬ tion office in Washington." - At the Department of Justice, officials confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that U.S. govern¬ ment permission is not necessary but noted that , Justice has no control over whether the PLO could func¬ tion in Washington. "That's up to the State Department,'' an official said. "That deci¬ sion is | based on foreign policy considerations." ., After, the PLO had re¬ gistered last November to maintain contacts with members of Congress arid U.S. officials, the State Department found that Sabri E. Jiryis, who has registered as the PLO agent, had pro¬ vided false information on his visa application and the; State Department then or¬ dered him to leave the coun¬ try when his visa period has expired. It is understood that while, the State Department under present U.S. policy would probably, riot grant visas for PLO members to operate the office here, it would not bar Americans or citizens of another country to operate it in the PLO's name. With the office registered and reports on its functions required by the Justice De¬ partment every six months, , (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) physical force to persuade the Israeli government to change its West Bank settle¬ ment policy — and ri strong statements of concern and rebukes do not seem jto have any affect — he can find a way of dealing with the PLO and thereby place Israel on the diplomatic griddle. In fact, Carter said earlier . this month while Secretary of State Cyrus Vance was in Saudi Arabia during his Mid¬ east trip, that the U.S. has in¬ direct contact with the PLO. The President added: "We have a means to contact them and to exchange ideas with them." This is a step away from direct U.S.-PLO contacts. Events of the past few days tend to bear out the trade-off theory. .7 The centrality of the PLO in the Administration's Mid¬ east policy was indicated by U.S. Ambassador Richard .Parker's comments in Beirut last week and the State Department's studied Community Institute Announced The Jewish Education Committee of the Columbus Jewish . Federation an¬ nounces their first cooper¬ ative venture jn education. The Board of Rabbis, The Jewish Center, and . the Jewish schools of the com¬ munity invite all people, to make preparations for courses which will be offered during October, November and December. A lecture series and courses in He¬ brew will be integral parts of the evening curriculum. Participants will have a choice in the lectures pre¬ sented. Included in the cur¬ riculum are the following courses: "What Does Con-; temporary. Jewish Thought Have to Offer?" presented by Rabbi Edward Kiner, Temple Israel; "Halacha: The Development of Jewish Law," taught jointly by Rabbi Samuel Rubenstein, Agudas Achim Congrega¬ tion, and Rabbi David Stav- sky, Beth Jacob Congrega¬ tion; "The Contemporary Jewish Family: Can It Bejf' Saved?" by Dr. Jerome Folkman, Rabbi emeritus, Temple Israel; and "A Bib¬ lical Tour of Modern Israeli" by Rabbi Sheldon Switkin, Congregation Tifereth Israel. Courses in basic, Hebrew and Ulpan will also be of¬ fered. The fees and registration procedure will be, shared with the community during the next several weeks. '.'■■ refusals to name the PLO as, the perpetrators of the re- cenfrash of bombing in Isra¬ el even though the terrorist organization has itself boasted publicly of the deeds and promised more of them. Most Beirut newspapers and some unidentified "leg¬ islators" quoted Parker as saying that Carter had sent a letter to Premier Menachem Begin of Israel to stop Israeli support of Christians resist¬ ing the PLO's onslaught in southern Lebanon and strongly opposing Israel's West Bank settlement pol¬ icy. Parker was also re¬ ported as saying that Carter, in a letter to President Hafez Assad of Syria, asked him, for "self-restraint" in view (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) ADL Files Discrimination Suits Against 'Christian' Publications Angeles, San Mateo County and San Diego Superior Courts is on behalf of ADL and for individuals who. are"": seeking redress from reli¬ gious discrimination, in Los Angeles, ADL is., plaintiff along with George Aronek and David Pines; Jewish proprietors of Grecian Art Tile who' were prohibited from advertising in Chris¬ tian Yellow Pages, Inc. since a condition of being accepted as an advertiser was a ver¬ bal and written acceptance of Jesus Christ, In the San MateO action, plaintiff is Sam Lanero, pro¬ prietor of Lanero Realty. Lanero, a Catholic, could not advertise in the Sacramento Christian Yellow Pages Un¬ less he signed an oath af¬ firming that he was a "born again Christian." The third action is being /brought against. "Christian Business Directory" pub¬ lished by Production House in San Diego. The directory (CONTINUEDON PAGE 10) Columbus, Ohio ..■'. .Mar¬ tin Wiener, Chairman of the Ohio-Kentucky Regional Board of the Anti-Defama^ tion League (ADD of B'riai B'rith, announced on Aug. 25 that the ADL and Bet Tzedek' legal services have filed three anti-discrimination suits on behalf of Jews and Catholics against two Cali¬ fornia-based national busi¬ nesses .:. "Christian Yel¬ low Pages," which has re¬ gional headquarters in Can¬ ton, Ohio and "Christian Business Directory." Both accept only "born again" advertisers and urge patron¬ age of Christian owned stores. Region Four of Christian Yellow Pages, based in Can¬ ton, covers the, states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illii nois and Wisconsin and has plans to publish Christian Yellow Pages directories in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo. The simultaneous filing of the three civil suits in Los WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Carter reiterated Aug-. 23 that he considered the establishment by Israel of settlements on the West Bank as "illegal" and an' "obstacle to peace" but declared he will not "pres¬ sure" the Jewish State to reverse its settlement policy. Carter's comments were hiade at his press conference in response to a question as to whether the U.S. plans to do more than1 express "concern" about the recent moves by the government of Premier Menachem Begin in the West Bank. ' AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Netherlands govern¬ ment will not support a change in the wording Of UN Security Council Resolution 242 to modify the clause dealing with the "just settlement of the refugee prob¬ lem," as has been demanded by the Arabs. This was stated by Foreign Minister Max Van der Stoel to the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. He added, however, that Holland,will support Security Council members stating orally that the Palestinian problem is more than a refugee issue. / .JERUSALEM (WNS) -^ A joint beit din, religious court, made up of Othodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis has been proposed as a means of solving the conversion controversy in the United States and other diaspora countries. Rabbi Richard G, Hirsch, head of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, who lives in Jerusalem, told a press conference here Aug. 22 that Premier Menachem Begin was among those who sug¬ gested the beii din during a meeting with four Ameri¬ can Reform and Conservative rabbis.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1977-09-01|
|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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