Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-05-14, page 01
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"'. ' 4^,'iw' j£wS£^Sk!^.iS*.'".te ■-..- v- <^f^pS%^©5 OHIOJEwl r-1." •* >5 >iJ**"i"*" *' '' '"-'■' v- gRQMCLE SAW Irving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years ^]l%^_ -LI0RARY,. OHIO HISTORICAL SOCUWH 1QB2*\/ZLMj\ -AVE, COLS, 0, .43211 .. • EXCH' VOL.59 NO.20 MAY14.1981-IYAR10 TWO SECTIONS elmut Schmidt Reaffirms African Mions Hally Behind Israel GENEVA (JTA)—African nations attending the World Health Organization (WHO) annual conference which opened here last week have unexpectedly rallied behind Israel against a coordinated attempt by the Arab states and their allies to have Israel barred from the conference and eventually expelled from the WHO. Reagan Fully Supports Israel . BOSTON (JTA)—A high-ranking State Department official assured a group of Zionist leaders that the Reagan Administration clearly supports Israel and that there "never has been an American President instinctively sympathetic to Israel" as President Reagan. WiesentMH _ Extremists Are ieiorting To 'Level .of Bireet Mien8 - WASHINGTON, (JTA)—Left and right political extremists are resorting to the "level of direct action" in a resurgence of new-Nazism and anti-Semitism in Europe and much of their propaganda material comes from the United States, Simon Wjesenthal, declared here. The 72-yearrpld Nazi- hunter from Austria. urged that the U.S. adopt legislation against racial hatred as a means to help prevent the, spread of anti- Semitism. Wiesenthal received a standing' ovation from approximately 2500 persons, mainly of college age,, at George Washington University here where he", spoke last week under'the auspices of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation on the campus. The . extremists operating in France, Austria, Germany, the Scandinavian countries and other areas of Europe "cannot exist without the printed propaganda" from the U.S., he said. The material,is supplied in six languages and is sent to a mailing list of 50,000 addresses in Europe. Wiesenthal noted that West German police recently raided 2000 apartments late- one night and found weapons, munitions and propaganda in the German language printed in the U.S. and also in Canada. The consequences, he said, include the desecration of Jewish ceme- , teries, daubing swastikas on Jewish buildings and killings ' of foreigners, including in nocent 'Vietnamese in Hamburg. Wiesenthal said he found a 15-year-old German boy with a leaflet printed in Lincoln, Neb. He said the boy told him that U.S. policy, has changed and Americans now admire Hitler.-Speaking of the rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,- ■* Wiesenthal" said the publishers of hate material in the U.S. are "abusing the freedom they have." He. noted that while there is world-wide cooperation against the drug traffic ,''no, cooperation exists against the poison being supplied to young people, and in the schools" in the .form of anti-Semitic, propaganda. In response to a student's question; he. urged Americans to write to their Congressmen and to editors to help offset the wave of anti-Semitism now,; stirring the political climate. He said German authorities have received 3000 letters, most of them "not anonymous" providing information on Nazi activists during -World War II. Responding to a question, Wiesenthal said the American television docu- drama "Holocaust" was "very, very important." He lauded the Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg who saved 100,000 Jews from the Nazis in Hungary during World War II. He said that Soviet statements that Wallenberg died in prison in Budapest "up to now are not convincing evidence of his death." BONN (JTA)-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has made it clear that he is standing by his positions on the Middle East, including self-determination for the Palestinian people and association of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the Mideast peace process, notwithstanding an official protest from Israel and a bitter personal attack on him by Premier Menachem Begin. However, in a lengthy policy statement to the Bundestag last week, Schmidt seemed to take a conciliatory approach to Israel and to acknowledge the special relationship existing between Bonn and Jerusalem which Begin accused the Chancellor of forgetting. He said he would not respond directly to Begin's charges "precisely - because I am aware of the special moral and historical quality of Ger- Wa'n-rsraeli' relations:" "-'"■'"' Nevertheless, at meetings with the parliamentary factions of his Social Democratic (SPD) and Free Democratic (FDP) coalition .parties in the Bundestag and with his Cabinet,. Schmidt defended his view that the Palestinians deserve self- determination and the right to establish their own stateif they wish,., . He insisted that.the PLO should bea party to Western- initiated peace moves in the Middle East to keep it,from -falling into Russian hands. He deplored the fact that the Palestinians and Israelis have each refused to recognize the other. Schmidt also defended his remark that West Germany has a special commitment to the Palestinians driven from their homes on the West Bank, an assertion that infuriated Begin. According to observers here it is based on a theory gaining ground in Bonn circles that since the Third Reich was in a way responsible for the creation of the State of Israel, it also had a responsibility for the "Palestinian tragedy" which its successor had a duty to help mitigate. Referring to his recent visit to the Middle East in his Bundestag statement, Schmidt said that he and the Arab leaders he met agreed on the need for a comprehen- sive peace settlement from which "Israel was not ence and said he continued to excluded." He noted that hope for a comprehensive, Israel is celebrating the 33rd just peace and that in this he anniversary of its independ- (continoeo on page u) A photo from the information desk at HIAS will be part of the YIVO Institute's "Images of Polish Jewry: Arts and Culture" to be on display at the Conference on the Shtetl. Arts Display Andfilm ©n Polish Jewry Af Conference Or. Is IM#H litis Sunday Two visual entities—one a movie, the other, a photographic display—will be shown at the Conference on the Shtetl to be held by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University and The Jewish Center on Sunday, May 17, - from 1-6 p.m. at The Jewish Center) 1125 College Ave. The film, Image Before My Eyes," is a 90-minute documentary using photos, music, interviews, and home movies of the time to give viewers a feeling for the richnessand variety of life in Jewish Poland before it was destroyed in the Holocaust. After three years of research by Dr. Lucjan Dobroszycki and Dr. Barbara Kirshen- blatt-Gimblett of YIVO, a young filmmaker, Josh Waletzky, was able to put the film together in 1980 in order to recreate Jewish life of the over three million rich, poor, religious, secular, city and shtetl dwellers in Poland. The film recently played at the Manhattan II theatre in New York and received a glowing review in the New York Times. ^ The photographic celebration of the artistic.and in- (CONTINUEO ON PAGE 7) Center Invites Community Groundbreaking for The New Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave., will take place tomorrow morning, Friday, May 15, at.9:30 a.m. Center members and friends are invited to* participate in this milestone for the Columbus community. Bea Roth and Dr. James Tennenbaum, chairpersons of the Groundbreaking event, and their committee have planned a program which includes honoring those Center leaders who have played important roles in the campaign and building design .process. . Melvin Schottenstein will represent the Leo'Yassenoff Foundation, whose recent' $700,000 challenge gift has enabled the Center to begin construction and for whom the New Jewish Center will be named. Campaign Chairman David Roth and Campaign Associate Chairman Irving Schottenstein will represent the campaign leadership. Other honorees will be Michael Talis, Construction Committee Chairman; Dr. James Tennenbaum, Immediate Past President; William Goldman, Center President; and Barton Schachter, Executive Director. A highlight of the morning will be a performance by the Center's preschoolers. Other festive surprises are planned. ■ Community members are invited to participate in the Groundbreaking event, to sign an historical scroll to be placed in the cornerstone of the New Building and to attend a reception following the formal program. Construction is underway for our New Jewish Center. It's Time... We're Building It! llilllll^ I >i g—yjtTTmr'XFFsz-1. rt- "*?y»r£.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1981-05-14|
|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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