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33 29 ADAR II 5738 APRIL 7, 1978 LANDO, FLA. SINGLE COPY .35 members ef the Catholic and Jewish cemianittes In Orlando participated la the Second AnneaL Cathelic- Congr, Liberal Judaism, Father John Sheerin, general consulter to the National Conference Relations, and Rabbi Leon Klenicki, director of the department of Jewish-Catholic relations of the r program and joined discussion groups. Both speakers praised the progress being made in cress-religious Challenged listeners to "stop being nice" and increase inter-religious educatia, discussion, in persuit ef Egyptian Rejection an May Return to Cairo M, April 2 Cabinet regret today that rejected Israel's resume the work and mill- suspended and hoped that reconsider. inet Secretary briefing news- the session, that Defense Weizman's With President Thursday had that Weizman to Cairo this invitation, talks at the level. Accord- interview pub- the Egyptian weekly October today, Sadat said "Direct talks between us will always continue . . . Peace is difficult but it is not impossible." He told the magazine that Weizman's trip to Cairo "was not a picnic to come here for a cup of tea. He came to break the stale- mate." Sadat Appeals To Israeli People However, Sadat added the gap between the Israeli and the Egyptian views "must be narrowed to achieve peace. This will not lead to despair. We have achieved a lot and more will be achieved." In his interview, Sadat appeared to be appealing to the Israeli people to find what is better for them to achieve the peace desired by all of us." He said that Begin had not responded to his peace bid by removing the psychological barrier bet- ween Israel and the Arabs. The Cabinet met for three hours this morning as a ministerial security commit- tee which means that its deliberations were classified. Weizman briefed his col- leagues on his talks in Cairo. Naor told newsmen that the government continues to believe that the political and military committee talks agreed to by Sadat and Pre- mier Begin at their Christmas Day meeting in lsmailia are still the most effective way to achieve progress. li Journalists On Strike SHARGIL 'iV, April 2 neral strike by blacked out Newspapers no news on radio and Ly Radio con- feature specialized from the Pops, but there vs bulletins. news agency was also ut is the first 'nalists in 25 there have Work stop- strikes t, that would reedom of the is wages. !ave received six years, f-living wages of the jour- model, tn the last five llist's union news person to function independently and objectively, an incrase of 40-50 percent is required. The publishers are willing to grant a 12 percent raise. The journalist claim that their profession is one of the most underpaid in Israeli society. They say a 21-year- old bank clerk earns more than a journalist with 25 years' experience. According to Haaretz, a housemaid earns IL 35 per hour or 1L 7370 per month compared to IL 7030 per month for a journalist with 15 years' experience. Haaretz contrasted the monthly remuneration of a journalist with that of a waiter (IL 10,165); an El AI maintenance worker (1L 12,000); an enginerr (IL 17,000); and a bank branch manager (IL 25,000). It noted that physicians and aviation workers received increases of 80-85 percent in recent years. The journalists filed notice of their strike 30 days ago. Negotiations have been going on since then without results and are continuing. Board Sets Special Meet Orlando's Jewish Federation Board of Direc- tors will decide whether to reconsider its action to publish a booklet listing the names and amounts of money pledged to the Combined Jewish Appeal at a special meeting called for next Wednesday. A motion to reconsider the action was tabled at the regular monthly Board meeting on March 29. Although voicing approval of the publication, Julian Meitin, former Jewish Center president, moved for the reconsideration in deference to his wife, Women's Division leader Sheryl Meitin, who was unable to attend the meet- ing on March 1 when the Board voted to publish the controversial booklet. The meeting next Wed- nesday was called by Federation Pres. Sy Israel primarily to discuss long- range financial philoso- phies, budgeting and the distribution of CJA funds. It has been set for 7 p.m. As it stands now, the CJA would publish the booklet at the end of the campaign, but those giving would have the option of having the amount of their pledge withheld. TV's 'Holocaust' Ready, Begins Airing April 14 One week from Sunday, on April 14, NBC will begin airing their monumental 9V2 hours series, "HOLO- CAUST." In an unprece- dented attempt to foster intelligent viewing, NBC, National Council of Catholic Bishops, the National Coun- cil of Churches, and 15 Jewish agencies working with the National Jewish Welfare Board, have pre- pared comprehensive Saudis Raise Image, Hire U.S. Firm By JOSEPH POLAKOFF WASHINGTON, (JTA) - A massive surge of American support for Saudi Arabia, backed by the desert kingdom's huge surpluses of petro-dollars and involving powerful U.S. political and economic interest, have emerged in the open here. In Washington, Saudi Arabia was exposed as hav- ing retained the U.S. public relations company of a close friend and political associate of the American Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John C. West, to lobby in Congress for the 60 F-15 warplanes and also help improve the relationship of Saudi Arabia with Americans. Frederick G. Dutton, the Washington lawyer who was an associate of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert Kennedy, confirmed to the JTA that he is on an annual retainer of $200,000 from Saudi Arabia, plus four or five trips to the Middle East each year. The fee, he pointed out, includes his office expenses. "It's a lot of money though," he laughed. Dutton, who observed that he campaigned for Arthur J. Goldberg when Goldberg was running for Governor of New York, has been working for the Saudis since 1977 in a variety of jobs. Among his tasks will be to help get Congress not to object to the warplanes President Carter has put in a package for the Saudis along with planes for Egypt and Israel. Reminded that he is con- sidered a good friend of Israel, Dutton replied emphatically, "I still am." He added that he would like to see Israel with secure and recognized borders and that there should be "some adjustment" to Israel's bor- ders. He emphasized, however, that the lsraelis "must face realities" which, he sug- gested, were the 120 million Arabs against three million lsraelis and Arab resources in oil and finance. Individuals And Firms Involved The public relations firms that has received a contract from Saudi Arabia includes Crawford Cook, who was Ambassador West's cam- paign manager in 1970 when West was elected Governor of South Carolina. Cook's firm has received a contract for $65,000, the Washington Post said, to promote the sale of the F-15 planes to Saudi Arabia during the next two months and an addi- tional $100,000 as the "initial payment" for a plan for promoting Saudi- American relations. It is understood that the firm stands to have millions of dollars in funds to promote the Saudi effort. Besides Dutton, Cook and his associates, the Saudi campaign for the aircraft and image building will be assisted by Stephonen Con- ner, a former vice-president of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fen- ner and Smith, the giant brokerage firm, who is a (Continued on Page 5) viewer's guides providing historical data and insight. The series to be aired Sun- day through Thursday, Apr. 16-19 is based on actual records of the Nazi domi- nated decade between 1935- 45. Written by Gerald Green ("The Last Angry Man"), "Holocaust" was filmed entirely on location in Austria and Germany. It will be telecast Sun., Apr. 16 (8- 11 p.m.), Mon. and Tues. Apr. 17-18 (9-11 p.m.) and Wed., Apr. 19 (8:30-11 p.m.) Channel 8 will air the program at these times in the Tampa area, Channel 2 in Orlando. NBC-TV describes "Holocaust" as "the saga of a gentle and compassionate physician and his family, all of who are in different ways buffeted by the fury of the Nazi bestiality that was unleashed upon the Jews. Paralleling the tragedy of this family is the story of an ambitious young German lawyer who is prodded by his even more ambitious wife, joins the SS and becomes an aide and the chief planner of the annihilation of the Jews." The story unfolds, accord- ing to NBC, around "a curious, tenuous relation- ship between the two families. Years earlier, the lawyer and his parents were patients of the doctor. Now, (Continued on Page 4) THIS SCENE FROM "HOLOCAUST," which is to be televised beginning Apr. 16 shows Or. Josof Weiss Incter Fritz Weaved saying goodbye te his family before being deported from Berlin to Poland, This segment is OH of these filmed in Austria while all Warsaw Ghetto scenes were filmed near the Berlin wail.