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Indianapolis Indiana Jewish Post (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Indianapolis, IndianaFriday january 7, 1972 fhe jewish Post and opinion students seem apathetic campaigners at Ohio u. Scratch hard ground and not expected in 72middle East news War did t erupt by Les a Somogyi Athens 0. P-0 a film of a now a pleasant landscape of barbed wired Fields where once millions of jews were massacred a body shrivelled up beyond friends recognition a Hook nosed jewish head carried by a nazi guard and a pile of dead jews shoved by an earthmover shocked a handful of jews Here All students at Ohio University. The film entitled a night and fog was shown at the University a by Nai by Rith Hillel foundation to kick off an extensive organization of volunteers for the 1972 United jewish Appeal Campaign. But the initial meeting Wasny to an Ordinary one. The Hillel foundation ran ads in the University a newspaper the Post for this event and an a a unrepresentative 25 students did show up. Hillel officials estimated the number of jewish students at the school at about 1,800. Total enrolment of the University is about 16,000. The shocking film was followed by a few moments of silence. Then a two hour a a hot debate broke out within the Small group. The students apparently split into two factions those who were committed to the jewish cause and those who were also committed but wanted campaigning for Money. There were those who said that a on a College Campus you can task for a $25 and there were those including an official of the United jewish Appeal head quarters in new York who said �?o$2 or $3 is a spit in the face a or a a Brush Robert Kohn chairman of this years Campaign Here on this Campus called for a forming a commitment in hard stronger stand on apartheid Johannesburg a a stiffening of the jewish position on apartheid was seen Here Asra by Arthur super announced his support for the plan to help people who have been banned imprisoned or restricted for acting out of moral or religious principles. Questioned by a the Rand daily mail a the rabbi said he could not a understand Why the adoption of this attitude by any religious denomination should in any sense be interpreted As a confrontation with the rabbi Abner Weiss the chief minister of the Durban United hebrew congregation joined mgr. Denis Harley the roman Catholic archbishop of Durban and Bishop . Hallowes the anglican Suffragan Bishop of Natal in a series of vigils in the City protesting against the detention of people without trial the South african Board of deputies has consistently refrained from taking a stand on apartheid declaring that the Issue was political not religious though no goal in dollars was set Kohn said he expected about $7,000 collected Between the first of january and the Spring. Last years total was Only $305. A we must get together the youth Power a Kohn said. The United jewish Appeal is a humanitarian program dealing with hard reality Cash he added. But apparently some of the students a did not feel rights soliciting Cash by going door to door in dormitories and outside housing units. However they said they would be willing to transmit their commitment to other jews. Judging from the attendance some student apathy was detected among the relatively High number of jewish students who mainly come from the Cleveland Cincinnati and Dayton areas and from out of state areas. Athens is in Southern Ohio. A what can we do to arouse their jewish awareness a someone asked. Another meeting was scheduled. The news about the Middle East this week was that nothing happened by dec. 31. Observers Are already quoting unofficial sources to the effect that hostilities on any Large scale will probably not erupt in 1972 either. A report from John k. Cooley staff correspondent of the Christian science Monitor in Beirut Lebanon related that Egypt advised Israel through the in that year end army Maneu vers it was holding were not the opening stages of a War buildup. The a Jerusalem Post reported that Sadat offered h i s resignation but was prevailed upon not to step Down. A stir was caused this week by announcement that sales of phantom jets to Israel would be resumed. Terence Smith of the a new York times a writing from Washington stated that administration sources reported that the decision had been made at the time of mrs. Meir a recent visit to the United states and discussions would get under Way this month on details. Continued on next Page people in Israel need our help now the daily immigration flow is rapidly rising. Existing finances Are being strained to the limit. Thousands of new immigrants from lands of oppression Are coming Home to begin a new life. We Are bringing them to Israel. Now we must care for their needs. We can. The people of Israel cannot help. Their very existence is threatened every Day. The defense expenditures Are staggering and Drain great amounts of tax Revenue. In this hour of need we have a Promise to keep. We must keep that Promise by helping these immigrants find a new life of Freedom and dignity. Done to keep them waiting. Pay your pledge now. Ill dil the future depends on it. 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