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rag_e_4. HERITAGE:_ F!or!da Jewish News. Jun e 27. !980 tEditor's Desk By Gene Starn, Editor & Publisher I We hear both Carter, Reagan; More insight, no decision There was little question in our minds after talking to both President Jimmy Carter and his probable Republican opponent next November, former Gov. Ronald Reagan, at the annual American Jewish Press Association meetings, that the President knows more about what's going on in the world. That is the advantage of the incumbancy. We received the full campaign treatment from both Carter and Reagan, but the aura of the presidency -- including briefings and a private news conference -- had to be more impressive than even the intimacy of a conversation with GOP National Chairman Bill Brock, Reagan's chief foreign policy advisor, Richard Allen, and the phone interview with Reagan himself from his Califomia headquarters. The White House briefing was geared to the Jewish press. It included Alfred H. Moses, the Baltimore attorney turned advisor on Jewish maers to Carter; Robert E. Hunter, the National Security Council's director of Middle East affairs; Ambassador Sol M. Linowitz, the president's negotiator in the Middle East peace talks; and Robert W. Farrand, from the State Department's office of Soviet Union affairs. Moses has been active in Jewish issues before becoming the third advisor in three years at the White House. But he said his advice had been sought "maybe three or four times." When asked if the President followed his suggestions, Moses replied, "You'd have to ask him that." Linowitz stressed the urgency of finding a solution to the West Bank autonomy question. "I am deeply disturbed that time may elapse," he said, when the parties may seek to take it over by force, so we must use our influence and time well now." ' The five critical issues toward a solution that he described were (I) security of the area, both external and internal, (2) the problem of settlements, which he declared was not the Jews right to settle, but the taking of public lands, (3) water rights, for both Israel and the West Bank, AMB. LIHOWITZ (4) east Jerusalem, which he described as "the trickiest of all," and (5) the nature of the authority for the region. Pres. Carter answered the question of settlements by saying, "1 do endorse the concept that Jews should have a right to live where they choose and Jews should have a right to leave a place of their choosing." But he sees the settlements as "an obstacle to peace" because "it indi- cates to the Palestinian Arabs, PRES. CARTER at AJPA con[erence to the Egyptians and to others that Israel will not carry out the principles of the Camp David accords in withdrawing their government, military government, and establishing a security outpost." Reagan, on the other hand, had a different, albeit innacurate, interpretation, saying, "I correct understanding of (UN Resolution) was that the West Bank could be open who wanted to live there for a period of then after those years were up, Israel and would work out an arrangement with regard to the West Bank." Reagan reiterated that "Israel is a strategic asset for the United States. I believe we must have policies which give concrete expression to that position." Regarding a united Jerusalem being Israel's capital, he replied, "If Israel Rotff_O declares Jerusalem its capital, then I think the United States would recognize that." He that he believes Israel "would be and that "an area could be made similar Vatican, open to all the people of the religions" who have holy places treasured them in Jerusalem. Just returned from a visit to Israel met Israeli leaders was Richard Allen, senior foreign policy advisor, who sat with during the Reagan telephone conference. "So who do you like for president now l have talked to both major candidates?" asked. Wipe away the impressiveness of the House and of sitting with the President face, reviewing his policies and actions pronouncements of a former governor desperately wants to live at 1600 Avenue in Washington, and the answer "1 re'ally don't know yet." What the Future Holds for the-United Jewish Appeal by Boris Smolar beginning of a movement 20,000 energetic and deeply advancement of all vital (Editor-in-chief emeritus) toward higher levels, tt is dedicated young men under communal services -- local, (Copyright 1980, JTA, Inc.) expected that this year's 40 who are organized into a national and overseas. U.J.A. Perspectives: You campaign will bring $520 Young Leadership body, with *** may be one of the Jews who million, which is 25 percent their own Cabinet and their The Women in U.J.A.: follow the Biblical command more than the previous year. own supportiVe programs. of "maaser'" -- of giving 10 And for 1981, a three-day The Cabinet is composed of Thosespeakingofadeclinein national conference of Jewish more than 200 members who Jewish giving in the future are percent of your income to leaders held last month set a are themselves givers and also forgetting the growing charity -- or you may be a non-religious Jew. Whatever goal of $635 million which is stimulate other young Jews involvement of women in the UJA campaigns. This kind of a Jew you are, you ,about 22 percent higher than throughout the country to involvel.'nent is now becoming definitely contribute to the the sum of 1980. contribute time and money to United Jewish Appeal if you Eachyear bringsnewgivers UJA. In their internal solicita- a major factor in the believe in giving for to U,JA in every community, tions, the average Cabinet campaigns. humanitarian causes. This despite the prevailing campaign gift is today more Women are beginning to Thetraditionofgivingtothe inflation and other economic than $] 1,000 per man. take major leadership UJA has become rooted in complications. The newgivers Having come into being positions in the communities American Jewish life. For are first and second some 20 years ago, the UJA and to exert influence. They many, it represents their generation Americans. Gone Young Leadership has, during express themselves apart Jewish identity. To the non- are the years when the UJA the years, elevated many of its from their husbands. Last religious it represents his leadership estimated that the Cabinet members to national year, the president of the Los Jewish conscience. There are "normal" maximum range of leadership. The outgoing Angeles Federation was a about 1,000,000 contributors American Jewish giving was national chairman of the UJA woman. This year, the to the UJA today, mostly somewhere between $100 is Irwin Field, of Los Angeles. president of the New York heads of families. Their million and $130 million a Herschel W. Blumberg of Federation is a woman. The number continues to grow year. Washington is the incoming chairperson of the San with every year. They are to be The $200 million achieved UJA national chairman, who Francisco campaign is a found among all elements of in 1948 -- the year when the also came from the ranks of woman. In Boston, Houston American Jewry. State of Israel was proclaimed the UJA Young Leadership. and othercities women arethe Some American Jewish -- was considered an ManyoftheYoungLeadership chairpersons of the commun. unmatchable peak. The 1980 ity campaigns. This is a new sociologists are pessimistic vanguard are presidents of about the future of Jewish campaign carrying American community Federations; development which spells Jewry past the half-billion giving. They predict an general chairmen of increased strength fortheUJA inevitable decline i dollar mark is considered by community campaigns; and the Federations. contributions to Jewish UJA leadership a break- chairmen of key divisions in The National Women's philanthropic causes, through to a new maturity of those campaigns: and Division of the UJA, whichhas However, these prophets of commitment in the American members of executive firmly established the principle gloom build their predictions Jewish community -- a view committees of the Jewish of individual giving by women merely on assumptions. The that dispels the gloomy Federations in their cities, independent of their facts tell a different story -- a predictions of the pessimistic story of steady growth and Jewish sociologists. The preparedness of the husbands' gifts, has close to young leaders to "'graduate" 400 branches throughout the expansion of the United *** into the high echelons of country. Last year itraised 17 Jewish Appeal and of the The U.J.A. "Army": What national leadership is one of percent of the national Jewish Federations which are the pessimistic sociologists the most heartening campaign. In addition, it the financial backbone of the seem to underestimate in their developments in the undertooktheresponsibilityof LUA and of Jewish communal predictions is the zeal of the American Jewish community raising $50 million nationally life in this country, young leadership" in the today. To the UJA it assures for the UJA's "Project r_,,Jring the last 10 years the UJA. They consider the the continuity of a dedicated t%newaF program in Israel. UJA campaigns realized more you n g e r ele m e n t s o f and energetic leadership. To Emulating the (JJA Young thanthetotalofall31 previous American Jewry apathetic to the communities it similarly Leadership, which is campaigns. The 1980 . Jewish giving, assures the continuity of cornpned of men, a campaign . is now moving This assumption is rejected leadership imbued with Womens Young Leadership forcefully to surpass the $500 by the fact that the UJA has positive attitudes toward Cabinet was established three million plateau, and is only the today an "army" of about Jewish needs and toward years aq by (IJA. It now successfully concentrates on the economic expanding the role of business country, but and career women -- as well come into all as professional volunteers -- giving and their in campaign activity on local grows. and national levels. A The question University Department of the Jewish philanthr UJA conducts fund-raising discussed at a campaigns on approximately s t u d e n t s a t 200 campuses and is University. witl engaged in leadership Bernstein, development programs chairman of th, among the students. It is a Appeal as guest. highly effective instrument for told the students bringing Jewish conscious- are taking place in ness and the UJA/Federation Jewish life, but way of lifeto growing numbers positive, and of Jewish students on been saying, American college campuses, terms of impact No ... contrary to the gloomy fund-raising. He predictions of pessimistic the key to Jewish sociologists. UJA r a i s i n g a n d t o leadership does not anticipate communal life any decline in giving. The leadership. Tt-{is share of large contributions in concentrates on the total campaign is and training of lessening slightly as a result of said. Influencing 21,000 Jewish readers each week in the Orlando, Daytona Beach and Space Coast cities of  Florida. Published by Heritage Inc., 207 O'Brien Rd., Fern Park, Fla. 2nd class at Fern Park and other mailing offices. Subscriptions: $ I 1.00 per calendar year to Flork ($I .00 more to the rest of the U.S.) and thereafter. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 742, Fern Park. FL GENE STARbl, Editor & Publisher EDITORIAL: Barbara Coenson-Roth, Associate Editor Yousha PRODUCTION: Elaine Starn, Rachel Scott ADVERTISING: Jim Colton, Marsha Hyman, Fran Kahll