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VoL XXIV No. 42 NORFOLK VIRGINIA BEACH PORTSMOUTH WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF THE UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INC., 7300 NEWPORT AVENUE, NORFOLK VIRGINIA 23505 3 ELUL 5740 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE ] PAID / Norfolk, Virginia I  Permit No 625 .I ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Aug. 15,1980 Subject Cash: An Urgent Message: Being Even is Not Enough For the first seven months of 1980, cash collection were even with 1979 totals. We struggled together to reach this point after being down more than $6 million in the last three months. On the face of it, this would seem to be good news. However... inflation in the United States is running at an alarming 11 percent. Inflation in Israel, a staggering 111.4 Percent in 1979, is 125 percent for the first six months in 1980, caluclated on an annual basis, the Israeli inflation rate was 95 percent; for the months of April, May and June, inflation Israel rose to 150 percenL We realize that it is easy to become bogged down in the numbers and to forget what the numbers actually mean. The reality is this: in Israel, around the world, and at home, in your own community, the dollars that bought a given level of services for our fellow Jews in 1979 will provide substantially diminished services in 1980. Therefore... being even is not enougl This year, more is tess. We are all aware of the issues, We work hard at our campaigns, We amass pledges. And we feel a sense of satisfactiorr There is one thought we must sell to our communities: A pledge will not help one single Jew anywhere in the world Cash payments equal to last year's will help less than they did last year. MORE CASH IS NEEDED. NOW. We must speed our cash collections. We must provide at least the same level of services that we did last year.., at this time of increasing need. Please forward all outstanding monies as quickly as possible. We cannot:be satisfied with the status quo. Now-more than ever before--cash counta " - Please Pay your pledge. Edgar L. Cadden, UJA National Cash Chairman Henry Zetlin, Treasurer, United Jewish Federation Henry Zetli lef treasurer of the United Jewish Federation of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, presents a $200,000 check from the Beth-Sholom Federation Endowment Fund to Morton Goldrneier, president of Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. The check is the first installment of $670,000 from the Beth Sholom- Federation Endowment Fund The balance must be paid by the end of AugusL , Individuals who have madepledges to the Fund are dsked to sendpaymentprior to the end of the month in order to help the Beth Sholom Federation Endowment Fund meets its obligations. Dialogue on Public Criticism Jerusalem (JTA)-The 16th annual American-lsrael Dialogue ended here recently with general agreement that American Jews and Israelis had not only the right but the responsibility to par- ticipate in each other's affairs as "partners in the Jewish enterprise." But the 40 Israeli and American Jewish Scholars and community activists gath- ered by the American Jewish Congress for four days of discussions and debate dif- fered sharply on whether criticism and COunsel should be aired in public, par- "ticularly when it came to domestic poll- tics and military security. Howard Squadron, president of the American Jewish Congress and chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said that Public attacks by American Jews against Israel's West Bank policies, for example, Were "unhelpful" because "they divert attention from the genuine consensus , that exists with American Jewry on the essentail issues." he said these were "Is- rael's right to recognition by its Arab neighbors, Israel's right to secure and recognized boundaries and Israel's right to Jerusalem as an undivided city and its capital." Zalman Abramov, a Tel Aviv lawyer, thought Americans should be "prudent" in their public criticism of Israel but added that, in turn, "Israelis have a duty to be mindful of the opinions of diaspora Jewry for our own se-interest. Israel should avoid whenever possible adopting policies that American Jews cannot sup- port," Abramov said, adding: "Obviously, we cannot subordinate our own judg- ments to the desires of American Jews, but we should be mindful of their views in formulating our policiies." Edward Sanders of Los Angeles. a former senior advisor on Jewish affairs to President Carter, agreed that U.S. Jews {Continued on page 2) A Child Without a Home There's not too much to distinguish the unable to care for him properly. slight, dark six-year old from his peers. He He is now a ward of Jewish Family is friendly, smiles a lot and likes to play with Service of Tidewater and in a foster home, But there is a difference. He was de- care for him, according to Nell Newstein, In Copenhagen Notes On the Women's Conference By Sharyn Perlman (Editors note: This is one of several in- tervqews the Jewlsb T,rsp Agevy conducted with leaders of .American Jewish Women's Organization who at- tended the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women in Copenhagen last month.) NEW YORK (JTA) -- The day after Arab terrorist grenades killed one Jewish fifteen year old boy and injured twenty other persons in Antwerp, Belgium, 0vadiah Sosser, a member of the Israeli delegation to the UN Decade for Women Conference, requested the floor at one of the plenary sessions. Complying with the rule that such requests be seconded by another Nation, the United States eagerly volunteered its support. Instead of giving the floor to the Israeli delegate, the session chairman promptly .adjourned the meeting. That was July 28. Two days later an overwhelming majority adopted a "Plan of Action" which included a denunciation of Zionism as one of the world's worst evils. Esther LaMa, a member of the official U.S. delegation to the conference and a past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a phone interview from her home in Salt Lake City that "the really evil thing is that this is the second time a women's conference has been used for (anti-Zionist) purposes" and has been followed by an anti-Zionist vote from the UN General Assembly. The first time a tiN women's conference suffered such politization was at the beginning of the UN Decade for Women in 1975, in Mexico City. That conference was followed by a UN General Assembly vote equating Zionism with racism. The second such vote was on July 29 when a resolution tremendously well organized and well financed" and will "use every UN con- Landa said. Not only Israel, but all democratic countries were subjected to bias in Copenhagen, Landa said. "The democracies did not have much hand in running things, "she said, adding that the PL0 and anti-Israel countries at the conference "read history completely differently than we read history, and if,it weren't for off, I think the world would not pay so much attention to their reading of history." Within the parameters of U.S. foreign policy, the official delegation members tried to thwart the virulent anti-Israel attacks. "The stance of the U.S. is not to answer point by point on either attacks an the U.S. or its allies, not to engage in shouting matches with opponents, and not to descend to their (enemies') level," explained Landa. She added that despite U.S. efforts on behalf of a "strong defense of Israel" it was "rather difficult to get the floor because chairs of the sessions were not too receptive to interruptions from the U.S. or, other democratic countries." Official contacts between U.S, and Arab or Third World delegates was non-existent because "as state officials we were not permitted to converse with diplomats from countries with whom we do not have diplomatic relations," Landa said. If they did happen to meet, perhaps en route to a session, they exchanged only brief and general comments, she said. There was some contact between the U.S. and Egyptian delegates and Landa did speak briefly with an Egyptian delegate. She said a meeting was even being planned between an Egyptian and an - ........ or at JFS was passed calling for Israel to withdraw Israeli delegate but time ran oat before ,J serted by his mother when he was three- exeU:ln:e::Cvlace to go and fast or he will from all occupied territory, including this could become a reaiRy. 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