Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1978-04-27, page 01
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?=? IHRONICLE X_> •V. ii, ! B i« i • 1 :4 2J|J\^Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 50 Years \J/y_y UIBRARY, OH 10 HISTOR|CAL SOC4^rY 1 982 -VEUl/a AVE . 'yT COUS. 0, 43211 . ' EXCH VOL. 56 NO. 17 APRIL 27,1978-NISAN 2a Navon Elected New President Of Israel m 'JERUSALEM' (WNS)- - Labor MK Yitzhak Navon was elected Israel's fifth President by the, Knesset Apr. 19, receiving the votes or 86 of the 109 JVlKs present. Navon, the first Sephardi to become President, will succeed Ephraim Katzir, who decided not to seek a second four-year term. Navon, a long-time Knesset member and chairman of its powerful Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, was unopposed for election. However, 20 blank ballots were cast, presumably by disgruntled members of Likud's Liberal Party wing and a few others who favored Liberal Party leader Elimelech Rimalt. Rimalt withdrew his candi- sdacy as did Dr. Yitzhak Shavet, an obscure nuclear , physicist who had been the hand-picked choice 'of Premier Menachem Begin. The election of Navon, 57, a onetime school teacher and former political secretary to ,, the late Premier David Ben Gurion,, _was the largest majority ever given a Presidential • candidate." ' Navon will resign his seat as a Labor Alignment MK and will be replaced by Avraham Katz, ajnember of Kibbutz Nahal Oz. Navon waited for the results at his brother's' home. He heard the" news from Labor Alignment chairman Shimon Peres who came to the house with a delegation of Labor MKs. "We~have something to tell you," said the smiling Peres." Navon was bom in Jerusalem a member of the old Sephardi community which was the inspiration later for his successful Hebrew play, "A Spanish Garden." He studied Hebrew 'literature and Moslem culture at Hebrew 'University and for' a few years taugljfc elementary . andhigh school; During Is" rael's War. of Independence, - he was'director of Hagana's 'Arabic Department. He joined Israel's Foreign Service, after the war and was sent to South America in 1949, serving as second sec- ■ retary of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina. He be- ' came political'secretary to < Israel's first Foreign Minister, Moshe Sharett and in 1952 he Joined Ben Gurion's staff and served as his polit-' ical secretary and advisor until 1963. He was director of the Education. Ministry,., cultural .division-until his" election in the .Knesset, in 1965 as part of Ben Gurioo'.s' Rafi faction. He served as Knesset Deputy Speaker. Navon sought the Pres-" (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3AV Support For Peace Now Movement Growing In Israel And States In the upper'photograph, "President Zell (center) points out the,first floor areas to' (-1. to-r.) David Roth, Edward Schiezinger, Ben Mandelkorn, Executive- Director Edward W. Vinocur, Sylvia-SChecter and San-' fordGoldston. - , •• In the lower photograph, Board President Sol D. Zell signs the final piece of flexicore. Topping Out Held At Heritage Towers "Today, we have reached another milestone in the Construction of Heritage Tower," ■ stated Board of Trustees President, Sol D. Zell. Zell made his remarks at a "mini" Topping Out Ceremony held last week. The Ceremony marked the completion of the Building's exterior structure, "We should be able to oc- .cupy Heritage Tower by late summer,'.' according to Jack L. Wallick, Vice President and—Building Committee Chairman. "Now that the . exterior has been completed,1 we are hoping that the contractor can expeditiously complete the interior work." . Sponsored by Heritage House and the Columbus Jewish Federation, Heritage Tower is located on the Col- (CONTINUED ON PAGE5A) JERUSALEM (WNS) - Support for the Peace Now movement founded by 350 reserve officers is growing in Israel. The movement" has also received the support of 37 leading American Jews. Premier Menachem Begin met with three representatives of the movement but there was no -meeting of minds. The Premier told them he had no intention ever of returning the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to foreign rule. Begin insisted ■ that his policies were endorsed by the electorate last May. A spokesman for the Peace Now delegation told reporters, "We came out of the meeting feeling that the Premier confirmed our fears, that he prefers a Greater Israel to peace and that he is motivated by ideological motives which prevent him from making any territorial concession on the West Bank for the sake of peace." When the delegates .told the Premier that a largg'number .of Israelisshjr^ jjheir views that the government was not doing the confidence of enough to achieve peace, Begin, declared: This government has won the confidence ofthe people. Would you expect it to act contrary to the platform with which it went to the election. Meanwhile, the Peace Now movement received the support of 10 Knesset members including two former Foreign Minister, Abba Eban and Yigal Alton. They issued a declaration calling on the Begin government to adopt a more reasonable policy in the current peace process so that Israel does not miss an opportunity. The declaration which was also signed by two members of the Democratic Movement for Change (D)MC), a partner of Likud in the government coalition, praises the intiative of the peace movement, its genuine concern for peace, ior Israel's security and for the improvement of Israel's society. It urges the security and for the improvement of Israel's society. It urges the government to agree to self- determination for the Palestinians, free from Israeli rule, although it opposes recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The declaration is also critical of the Begin Policy of establishing Jewish settlements without security ,. justification in ^occupied 'areas"whe_ e there is a dense Arab population. In addition, some 350 professors at Israel's universities have signed a petition supporting the Peace Now movement. The professors warned that the government's present policy will not lead to peace bur-rather a loss of friends, Carter To Meet With Begin JERUSALEM (WNS)- President Carter has invited Israeli Premier Begin - .to meet with hjm in Washington when Begin comes to the United States to participate in the American celebrations of Israel's 30th anniversary. Before that Foreign Minister' Moshe Dayan was scheduled to meet in Washington with .Secretary of. State Cyrus Vance Apr- 26-27. All indications are that neither Israeli leader will be presenting anything new.' The official view here, is that Israel 1s awaiting Egypt's response to its latest proposals which were presented to President Anwar Sadat by Defense Minister' Ezer Weizman on his visit to Cairo in March. There was speculation that Egypt's response will bepre- ented to U.S. Ambassador- at-Large Alfred Atherton who met with Sadat in Cairo Apr. 23. Meanwhile. Dayan in a television debate with former Foreign Minister Abba Eban, claimed that the Israeli arid American, viewpoints on United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 were alike in principle; and that the difference between the two countries are not "unbridgeable." Eban said'the government's interpretation that Resolution 242 did not apply to the West Bank-caused Israel unnecessary harm in.the court of world opinion. Dayan retorted that since previous governments had expressed willingness to make withdrawals and had received no response from the Arabs, it was time to try an alternative plan. He said such a plan was the'government's offer of self-rule for' West Bank and Gaza Arabs. However,- •he said Israel was willing to consider alternative proposals. In another-develop- ment, Agriculture Minister . Ariel Sharon, attacked Egypt for not responding to Israel's suspension of settlement activity for the last three months. He said this indicates that Egypt is not- genuinely concerned oyer the settlements. ■ intensification of Israel's isolation, division of the Jewish people and increase the danger of war. They urged the government not to lose the present opportunity for peace. Meanwhile, in New York ' 37 prominent American Jews sent a message of support to the leaders of the Peace Now movement. The message printed in the New York Times, was sent to Bezalel ..Reshaef, a Jerusalem law student who led in the Tel Aviv rally attended by some 25,000 persons urging the Begin government to show "greater flexibility." Among the .singers wer,e hbv'elist Saul Bellow; Seymour Lipset, the Stanford sociologist; Kenneth Bell, Nobel Prize economists; Leonard Fein, editor of Moment; Rabbi Robert Gordis, editor of Judaism; Irving Howe, author and editor; Walter Laquer, author of a History of Zionism; Jesse Lurie, editor (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 A) JFS Reviews Accomplishments Of The Last Year At Meeting i By Lauri Zofan Chronicle Special Reporter Residents of Heritage House joined with supporters and workers of the Jewish Family Service (JFS) on Sunday afternoon, Apr. 16, when the JFS held their annual meeting in the Occupational Lounge of Heritage House. Approximately 100 people were present to hear about JFS's. accomplishments in the past "year, to recognize volunteers for their, dedication and service and to witness a Gallery Players production of "We The Family," a playlet professional written by the Family Service Association of America. Lee Schulman, chairman of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee* welcomed those in attendance and introduced Leah Godofsky, JFS president. In her address, President Godofsky noted that the "Jewish Family Service has seen' considerable growth" during the past year, particularly- in U\ree distinct areas. Under the, direction of Peter M. Click, executive director, the JFS has recently doubled the size of its Refugee Resettlement Program. The agency increased it§ quqta of refugees spon sored per year by 100%, from 35 to 70 persons. This life saving task has been made possible through the financial assistance of the Columbus Jewish Federation, Mrs. Godofsky explained. Along with the Federation, the JFS is also funded by the United Way and various private donations and grants.- Federal monies from the Comprehensive Employment Training Aid (CETA) program have'enabled the JFS to open a sheltered workshop for the aged, "The Workplace," at 3852 E. Main St. President Godofsky pointed out in her speech that "The Workplace" is the only sheltered workshop operating in Franklin County • specifically for the elderly, "The Workplace," which also receives funds from the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging and the- Columbus Foundation, was helped in attaining federal funds by the Columbus Jewish Federation staff. Clinical counseling service, both family and vocational, is the third area in which JFS continued to grow . in the past year, Mrs.-Godof- sky, said. This core service remains the main area of professional concern within (CONTINUED OM PAGE5AJ 4.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1978-04-27|
|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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