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^Jewish Meridian
Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Defray Beach and Highland Beach
Volume 4 Number 27
BocaRaton, Florida Friday, August 20. 1982
FndShochit
Price 35 Cents
Abner Levine Named Gereral Campaign Chairman For 1983
Travels to Middle East
Baer Appoints Levine
James B. Baer, President of the South County Jewish Federation
announces the appointment of Abner Levine as the Federation-UJA
1983 Campaign Chairman. The Campaign Chairman is in charge of the
entire fund raising drive which is conducted by Men's and Women's and
Family Divisions.
In accepting the appointment, Levine commented, "I am honored
to accept this position, especially in light of the present situation in Isra-
el. We, the Jewish community, are needed now more than ever. In
mutual responsibility we will act together in support of our brothers and
sisters in Israel. The 1983 campaign will be one in which we will proudly
hold our heads high as we demonstrate our solidarity."
Mr. Levine, who last year served as Associate Campaign Chairman,
is a part-time resident of Lawrence, Long Island. He resides at the Del-
Aire Country Club of Delray Beach. Levine has proven to be a highly
dedicated, committed Jewish communal leader. He is a veteran leader of
the South Shore U J A Federation campaign and is presently a member of
its executive committee. He is past chairman of Temple Beth El of
Cedarhurst, New York UJA campaign. Together with Howard Samuels
with whom he served as co-chairman, he helped to found the highly
successful Greater New York Mobilization campaign, an effort which
yearly accounts for several million dollars.
Locally he was a Vice-President of the South County Jewish Feder-
ation, and is currently on their Board of Directors. He is a member of
B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, and has been very active in
the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League.
Levine is active politically and is a member of the National Council
of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and was the
National Chairman of Finance and the New York State Chairman of
George McGovern's Presidential Campaign. He was the chairman of fi-
nance during Howard Samuel's candidacy for Governor of New York
State. -- -
In making the appointment, Baer stressed the enormous responsi-
bility and importance of the position. "With Abby Levine at the helm of
this campaign, I have no doubts that the 1983 campaign will be an as-
tounding success. His competency and dedication is unrivaled." Cool i Pag
:y>:v:v:vx-wxw^
Abner Levine
Levine Diary From Mission
Last week I was in a war zone with the Israel Defense Force (IDF). Over 150 leaders
of American Communities were invited to participate in a fact finding mission by Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin. In three days we saw more of the Operation Peace for
Galilee than we could have seen in 500 telecasts or newspapers in America.
Evacuation helicopters carried civilian casualties, wounded soldiers and wounded
PLO and Syrian soldiers to hospitals in Israel.
Battle surgeons took time from front-line surgery to deliver babies. More seriously in-
jured or ill civilians were helicoptered out with military casualties to Israel hospitals. At
the height of hostilities, close to 300 of these civilians were being cared for in hospitals
throughout the Jewish state.
Evacuation helicopters carried civilian casualties, wounded soldiers and wounded
PLO and Syrian soldiers to hospitals in Israel.
Jewish Community Day School
Exciting New Concept
In Education
Murder Squad Kills 6
A Terrorist Atrocity in Paris
An exciting new concept in
education is about to unfold, as
ihe South County Jewish
Community Day School opens its
doors on August 23.
Burt Lowlicht, Principal of the
Day School, is implementing a
multitude of innovative ideas
which will make the 1982-1983
school year one that will establish
a firm base for the future.
Plans for installing a
playground in the back of the
building have now become a
reality. It is a specially designed
recreational enviornment, similar
to those one sees in parks around
Boca Raton.
In addition, the Day School
has taken over a large section of
the building and turned it into a
kindergarten. It, too, has been
specially designed and stocked
w.'th all types of play and lear-
ning equipment. As this is the
first year that the Day School
will offer a kindergarten class, a
new secular and Judaic curric-
ulum has been developed.
Texts, materials and equip-
ment have been purchased for the
4th and newly instituted 5th
grades. To stimulate the minds
and personalities of these young-
sters, an exciting secular and
Judaic curriculum will be offered.
An entirely new 'state of the
art" Judaic curriculum has been
devised for the entire school
"sing the newest texts and meth-
odologies available. "Much
Progress has been made in the
field of Jewish education over the
past few years. Our school will
now join in on these exciting de-
velopments. I think all will be
both pleased and surprised at the
creativity and professional qual-
ity of the Judaic program," com-
mented Lowlicht.
To meet the needs of our
modern, ever-changing com-
munity, Mr. Lowlicht is imple-
menting an after school, super-
vised program for a nominal fee
to parents. This program, from
3:305:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday, will provide a
service to single-parent families,
families in which both parents
work, and others. The activities
will include arts and crafts,
music, movement and quiet
study, and is appropriate for
children of all ages.
The exterior of the facility will
experience as many changes as
the interior. The grounds are
being irrigated and fully land-
scaped, and a general facelift and
clean-up is planned.
As opening day approaches,!
Mr. Lowlicht is pleased to see a
notable increase in registration
for the new year. There are ap-
proximately 60 children already
enrolled. "Because of our smau-
class size, low pupil-teacher ratio
and empusis on parent-school-
child communication, ours is
very special school comumnity."
For those interested in giving
their child a unique and enriching
educational experience, please
call the Day School at 395-3212.
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) A terrorist squad hit at the heart of
Paris' traditional Jewish quarter, the Mara is section, killing six
people and wounding 15 more, some of them seriously. Four
terrorist opened fire on customers eating lunch in the city's best
- known Jewish restaurants and then fired on fleeing shopkeep-
ers and passers by. Monday's attack was the deadliest carried
out in recent years against a Western Jewish community.
Eyewitnesses told the Jewish """V of us possible. They
Telegraphic Agency that the shot everyone and at every-
commando hit-team, described as thing. A kosher butcher who
"Arab-looking," were "out to kill was about to ODen nu hoP for
lunch said, "I hid behind a car,
and even then they shot at me.
They wanted Jewish blood."
Police say the attack "is ob-
viously connected with the Leba-
nese crisis," but investigators do
not know as yet whether the ter-
rorists were Palestinians or
whether they belong to the ex-
treme leftwing Direct Action or-
ganization which carried out a
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday. August 20, 1982
A Terrorist Atrocity in Paris
Continued from Page 1
number of anti-Israeli and anti
Jewish attacks.
These included the bombings
of a Jewish shop which imports
goods from Israel, a bank former
ly owned by Israeli shareholders
and the Roth child family, and a
car owned by an Israeli diplomat
There were no casualties in these
incidents. Direct Action is be-
lieved to have ties to the PLO,
the Red Army Faction of West
Germanyand the Red Brigade of
Italy.
Eyewitness Accounts
According to some eyewit-
nesses, the attack started after 1
p.m. Four men, waiting in the
Goldenberg restaurant, known
for its traditional Jewish cooking,
suddenly drew out from under
their coats submachineguns and
sprayed the large restaurant and
delicatessen store. The res-
taurant is in the heart of the Rue
de Rosiers, Par' old Jewish quar-
ter in which poor Jews have lived
for more than 100 years.
Other eyewitnesses said that
two other men, stationed outside
the restaurant, opened fire as
soon as they heard the initial
shooting. Police believe, however,
that only four terrorists were ac-
tually involved in the attack.
The terrorists continued shoot-
ing while running through the
maze of narrow alleys, leaving
behind a trail of wounded and
dead. There are three women
among the six killed.
Police stationed in front of a
nearby synagogue, La Syna-
gogue de la rue des Pavees, went
into action as soon as they heard
the first shots. Policemen started
chasing the terrorists but lost
track of them in the old quarter.
One policeman, a plainclothes de-
tective, was seriously wounded
by one of the quarter's residents.
Police say the detective, sta-
tioned near the synagogue, drew
his gun to trade fire with the at-
tackers when one of the residents
apparently taking him for a ter-
rorist, shot from a window with ai
hunting rifle. The officer was
wounded in the face and the uni-t
formed police who were on the*
spot first tried to give him first
aid. The window sniper has not
yet been identified and police are
conducting a house-to-hnusej
search to find the gun.
Within minutes after the at-
tack, the street, in which the
wounded and the dead were still
lying, filled with people. As am-
bulances started to reach the
spot, hundreds of Jews took to
the street shouting "revenge"
and accusing the French govern-
ment of "encouraging the terror-
ists" by supporting the Palestine
Liberation Organization in
Beirut.
"(President Francois) Mitter-
rand and (Foreign Minister
Claude) Cheysson are quilty."
people shouted outside Golden-
berg's. Others wept. Doctoic and
police had to disperse the crowd
to evacuate the wounded.
The Israel Embassy issued a
communique blaming the PLO
for the attack and stressed that
Israel's action in Lebanon was
undertaken to try and erase
world terrorism from its base in
Beirut. Jewish and non-Jewish
organizations and political
parties also condemned the st-
uck.
A special representative of
Mitterrand, Ely see Palace chief
of staff Jean-Louis Bianco, and
an aide to Premier Pierre Mauroy
came to the site to express the
government's sympathy. Interior
Minister Gaston Defferre flew to
Paris from Marseilles as soon as
he was informed of the attack to
personally supervise the investi-
gation.
President Mitterrand and Staff
attend memorial services.
Calls for Inquiry
That U.S. Had Harbored
Nazi Collaborators
U.& Shocked By Incident in Paris
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The United States expressed its
shock (at what it called an
anti-Semitic "act of violence" in
Paris. "We are shocked and
deeply saddened by this tragic
and despicable act of violance,"
State Department deputy
spokesman Alan Romber said.
"Our hearts go out to victims
The United States deplores this
cowardly act and understands it
is by far the worst anti-Semitic
incident in Paris in recent days."
Romberg added that "we hope
that the perpetrators of this
crime and brought to justice
swiftly."
Israeli Planes Bomb PLO Batteries
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
Israel Air Force today bombed
PLO artillery batteries deployed
within a Syrian-controlled area
east of Beirut. The army spokes-
man said the batteries are located
in the Tarshish hilltop area
nearly 20 miles east of Beirut and
are the source of intensive
shelling on Israeli army positions
near the Druze town of Aleh. just
south of the Beirut-Damascus
highway.
The spokesman said that with-
in west Beirut, fierce artillery and
tank fire exchanges had been in
progress since dawn, when the
terrorists opened fire on Israeli
positions near the National Mu-
seum. The Israelis returned shell
for shell.
Lebanese radio broadcasts as-
serted that Israeli units pressed
forward from the area they hold
at the Hippodrome race track,
extending their penetration into
West Beirut, where they have
clamped a steel ring around 6,000
to 8.000 PLO terrorists and Syr-
ian troops.
In the afternoon. Air Force
planes shifted their targets to the
terrorist-occupied Zabra quarter
and to the Bourj-Al-Barajneh ref-
ugee camp area, a center of PLO
troops and weapons, from which
the terrorists had been firing ar-
tillery shells, mortar bombs and
Katyusha rockets at Israeli
troops. The refugee camp was re-
ported to be empty of all of its
former civilian users, leaving
only the terrorist fighters there.,
The Air Force attacks on the
west Beirut areas reinforced Is-
raeli ground shelling during the
morning made in response to ter-
rorist shelling during the night
and this morning.
By MARK JOFFE.
Jewish Exponent Staff
Reporter
PHILADELPHIA (JTA)
The former Justice Depart-
ment investigator who recently
revealed on national television
that the government has har-
bored hundreds of Nazi col-
laborators urged a crowd of 250
here to ask their Congressmen to
open an inquiry into his findings.
Speaking to members of Brith
Sholom and the Coordinating
Committee on Vital Jewish is-
sues, John Loftus said, "It's time
that the American people have
the truth put before them."
While working for the Justice
Department's Office of Special
Investigations, Loftus uncovered
a covert operation, conducted by
the State Department's Office of
Policy Coordination, in which
hundreds of Byelorussian Nazi
collaborators had been recruited
for counterintelligence work in
the Soviet Union after World
War II.
Many of the Byelorussians
were later smuggled into the
United States and given
clearance to obtain U.S. citizen-
ship. Loftus believes that there
are currently more than 300 Bye-
lorussian Nazi collaborators liv-
ing in this country, a figure he
considers "a very conservative
estimate."
The Tip Of The Iceberg
And that may be only the tip of
the iceberg. "I personally believe
that the problem is not limited to
Byelorussians, that there are
other ethnic groups recruited in a
similar fashion," said Loftus. He
is also concerned that such
operations continue to this day.
"I was given permission by the
CIA to say this much: that the
leader of a modern group of war
criminals was recently given
sanctuary in the U.S.," he said.
Loftus believes that war
criminals living in the United
States today should be prose-
cuted and stripped of their
citizenship. "It's absurb to think
that somehow the horrors of the
Holocaust could ever be atoned
for by punishing one or two
Nazis." he told reporters in a
I press conference prior to his talk.
But he added, "We have to set an
example for all time, that men
who kill children shall never go
free."
According to Loftus, there are
currently 27 cases against 3x-
Nazis pending in federal court as
a result of the Justice Depart-
ment's investigators. But he cau-
tioned that such litigation is
"enormously complex," and
would not necessarily produce
convictions.
That process first involves su-
ing in federal court to strip a Nazi
collaborator of bis American
citizenship, a process Loftus des-
cribed as tantamount to conduct-
ing a murder trial 30 years after
the crime. The problem is that
many of the witnesses are either
dead or living in the Soviet
Union. And the Soviets have
furnished eyewitness testimony
for the atrocities in every country
except Byelorussia, Loftus noted.
One war criminals have been
exposed and stripped of their
citizenship, deportation proceed-
ings can begin. But the process
rarely get that far. Loftus had
worked over a year on a case
against Stanislau Stankevitch, a
Nazi collaborator who directed
the brutal massacre of 6,500 Jews
in a Byelorussian town in Octo-
ber, 1941, and had later been
smuggled into the United States
by military intelligence.
"We had prepared a case
against Stankevitch containing
his confessions, his admissions of
Nazi background, and were ready
to prosecute," then discovered
"that Stanislau Stankevitch had
just died," Loftus told CBS-TV's
Mike Wallace on the May 16 edi
tionof "60 Minutes."
It was that setback, and a de-
sire to return to his law practice,
that prompted Loftus to leave
the Special Investigations last
summer. But his interest in ikrt
project continues: he will be dis-
cussing the investigation with
members of Congress.
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ERA Wounded But Not Dead
By ROBERT E. SEGAL
lA Seven Arts Feature)
Pollsters tell us that two of
every three Americans, when
asked how they regard the Equal
Rights Amendent, would like to
see it approved. Indeed, one of
the most recent soundings indi-
cates a slightly higher proportion
of men favor it than do women.
Hut now that proponents have
lost the battle because only 36 in-
stead of the required 38 state leg-
islatures voted for the proposal,
fighters for women's rights must
regroup.
Advice is coming in from all di-
rections. Phyllis Schlafly, who
personifies feminine opposition to
ERA, is tickled pink. She and her
STOP ERA key workers in 41
states figure the battle for the
proposed Amendmend XXVI is
over. Heralding her personal
victory at a press conference in
the federal building named for
Everett Dirksen, a long time sen-
atorial foe of civil rights legisla-
tion, she hoisted a victory flag,
proclaimed ERA dead, and re-
ferred to the defeat as a great
plus for the nation.
It may come as a surprise than
to foes of ERA that Senator Bob
Packwood (R. Oregon) and Paul
E. Tsongas (D. Mass.) have
already jumped ahead with plans
to revive the issue. In the Senate
Judiciary Committee and in other
key Congressional bastions, the
renewal movement is stirring.
Statesman who follow trends
carefully realize that when
Eleanor Smeal, president of
NOW (National Organization For
Women) says the 200,000 enroll-
ed in that unit are seeing a
million dollars a month rolling in,
they are impelled to listen.
Besides, they know a promis-
ing issue when it takes shape.
They wont forget that the drive
to achieve not only political
equality but also economic equal-
ity for women is now nearly 60
years old.
Nor are they unmindful of the
fact that the amendment
probably would have been at-
tached to the Constitution by
now had it not been for the recent
rise of the New Right, paced by
the Moral Majority, and other
forces determined to put their
stamp of approval or disapproval
on socio-political concerns of the
day. Many contend that the Con-
stitution should not be cluttered
up with a special blessing for
Congressmen Told About
The Plight of the Falashas
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.),
testifying before the House Sub-
committee on Human Rights,
urged Congress and the Admin-
istration to focus attention on the
human rights violations com-
mitted against Ethiopian Jews.
As a result of the hearing, the
first time ever any
body of Congress has met to dis-
cuss the plight of the Falashas,
Explosions Damage
Bank, Offices
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) An Israeli
bank and the offices of a French
company which imports Israeli
made electronic equipment were
slightly damaged by two ex-
plosive devices. No one was hurt,
and the police said they have not
determined whether bombs or
hand grenades were used by the
attackers who left behind leaflets
saying, Palestine will win."
the subcommittee will press the
State Department and U.S.
Embassy officials in Ethiopia to
give greater priority to the
Falashas, Frank said.
"The victims of historic dis-
crimination, including enslave-
ment, forced conversions and
land confiscation, the Ethiopian
Jewish community has faced a
constant struggle to sustain its
indentity and has steadfastly
overcome the obstacles which
they have endured over the cent-
uries." Frank told the subcom-
mittee.
Frank said reports coming out
of Ethiopia say the Falasha pop-
ulation in the country is less than
25,000. Evidence of religious per-
secution and cases of torture, im-
prisonment and the closing of
schools were passed on to the
subcommittee by Frank.
"It is an important step for-
ward that a subcommittee of the
Congress has granted recognition
to this unforturnate and ex-
tremely disturbing situation,"
Frank testified.
women's rights while, paradoxi-
cally, they are determined to end
abortions and get prayers in
public schools by the same a-
mendment route.
What to do then?
One Harvard sage, Professor
Paul A. Freund. who started his
climb to legal wisdom as a clerk
to Mr. Justice Brandeis, recom-
mends that efforts should be fo-
cused on legislation against sex
discrimination under the 14th
Amendment's equal protection
clause. His advice is valued by
many who regard him as a giant
in the unending battle for
minority rights.
In this time of recovery from
defeat, ERA leaders seem inclin-
ed first of all to follow Jack
Kennedy's prescription for pro-
gress after a setback: "don't get
mad; get even." Thanks to the
strength of their campaign to
politicize their movement at
many levels, they are bent on
electing more women to office at
city, state, and national levels.
They are encouraged by the fact
that Chicago, Houston, and San
Francisco now have mayors of
the their preferred gender in
oiiice.
They also have made a hit list
of more than 200 male officehold-
ers who opposed their cause; and
they have interesting news for
them.
President Reagan is clearly
targeted should he decide to seek
re-election. ERA leaders will not
forget that the 1980 platform on
which he campaigned turned
abruptly away from 40 years of
supporting their proposal. They
hold sharply in focus the protest
of Republican Committee Co-
Chairman Mary D. Crisp, who,
when her party leaders abandon-
ed the amendment, warned "We
are about to bury the rights of
over 100,000,000 American
women under a heap of plati-
tudes." This was right before she
left the dais.
"Equality of rights under the
law shall not be abridged or
denied by the United States or
any state on account of sex," is
the proposed amendment. It's
not adjoined to the Constitution
yet. But there are stirring days
ahead.
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Volume 4
1 ELUL5742
Number 27
Slanted News
While Israel has fought a war against the PLO in
Lebanon, it has simultaneously fought an ongoing
struggle with the American media. Since the Israeli
incursion on June 6, columnists throughout the
country have become instantaneous experts on the
Middle East, psychologists examining the changing
psyche of the Jewish State, responsive to the whims
of the PLO and instantly aware of the'destruction
that has been inflicted upon Lebanon .which actually
began long before Israel walked across the border.
At the same time, correspondents covering the war
have been provided information from official news
agencies for the Palestinians, the Syrians, and
spokesmen for the Israel governments. The informa-
tion disseminated from the PLO's official news
agency and that of the Syrian government have been
flooded with erroneous reports and even outright lies.
For example, the Syrian news agency reported at
the earlier stage of fighting that it had shot down
some 19 Israeli aircraft in a dogfight.over the Bekka
Valley. In fact, Israel did not lose a single aircraft
but inflicted numerous losses on the Syrian air force.
The news nevertheless made front pages of interna-
tionally recognized newspapers.
Another source of controversy has been the official
figures on those killed and rendered homeless issued
by the International Red Cross. The IRC claimed
10,000 dead and 600,000 persons rendered homeless
by the Israeli action. While these figures have been
hotly contested by the Israeli government, which
claim the figures to be exaggerated tenfold,
the figures have nevertheless been used as a propa-
ganda tool for the PLO to sway public opinion in
their favor and reported extensively.
While this type of journalism is being practiced,
the other newspapers have noted in dispatches from
Jerusalem that articles have been subjected to mili-
tary censorship. Although the news from Israel is
censored, the news from the Syrian government and
the Palestinian news agency is laced with fallacies.
But the Americans reading, viewing and listening to
the news, the portrayal of Israel is tainted and other
parties appear innocent, and worse, appear credible.
Lebanese Diary
By JOSEPH FINKLESTONE
London Chronicle Syndicate
He stood like a schoolboy
in the street, tall. slim,
lonely, with a puzzled look
on his face. It was the face
almost of a child, and I
wondered whether he yet
had any need of a razor.
But this was no ordinary
street and Yossi was no
child, not even a schoolboy,
but a member of Zahal, the
proud, tough Israel Defense
Forces.
He and a few other Israeli
soldiers, some of them looking as
young as he, had joined a group
of Christian militiamen of Bashir
(iemayel. in blockading a street
leading to West Beirut and the
PLO and Syrian strongholds. He
had been given orders to ensure
that while anyone who wanted to,
even Palestinians, could leave, no
one could enter, neither men. nor
foodstuffs.
OUR EYES met. and Yossi
clearly felt a strong need to ex-
press his views on the war. his
hopes, his frustrations. His
Hebrew was voluble and expres-
sive, pouring out of him in one
long outburst, without pause, in
a flat voice, yet so strangely
moving that I found myself try-
ing to hold back tears.
"Why is the world so much
against us? Can't you do more to
explain to them what really has
happened in Lebanon? Don't you
see how we are received by the
population? Look what the Arab
terrorists did to an Israeli am-
bassador walking in London. Is it
right that a Jew, any Jew, would
not be able to walk freely in any
city in the world?
"We had some very tough bat-
tles to get here. It had to be done
but now we are getting a bit
bored. We want to go back home.
We are sorry for our parents. My
mother and father did not get my
letters because our post office is
so bad. No. you need not take a
message for them. Other people
have already done so. But please
do a bit ofhasbara (education) for
us. Believe me we need it."
TWO HOURS before our
arrival at the hillside near
Ik'hamdon there had been heavy
shelling by the Syrians Two
vehicles had been hit. but nobody
had been injured. The Israeli
troops were resting near their
tanks, relaxed and chatting
amiably with each other.
On a small table near the hill-
side I noted several siddurim.
"Some of the boys here are from
yeshivot," my military escort
told me. 1 noted that some of the
boys were wearing kippot. One of
them was looking through bino-
culars at the Syrian positions a
short distance away.
The tanks looked heavy and
forbidding. During the long cam-
paign, which had started near
Tyre, they had smashed all PLO
and Syrian resistance. Syrian
crews had left their Russian
tanks, the pride of the Soviet
armed forces, and run for their
lives, in some cases even leaving
the engines running.
UNEXPLODED shells were
still around us and we were told
to walk gingerly. We needed no
further persuasion but the'boys
lying in their sleeping bags on the
ground looked as if they were on
weekend picnic. One of them
picked up a twisted piece of metal
which was lying near him. "Look
at this, "he said in mock alarm,
did somebody put this here de-
liberately?" He knew very well
where it had come from and how
closely he had excaped injury.
The young soldiers crowded
around me. We talked about
football, and they immediately
f*1"** me why I was not at the
World Cup games in Spain and
did I think that England had a
chance to win. They appeared
doubtful.
An amiable, low-key discussion
on the war developed. One soldier
wondered whether Israel should
devote so much effort to making
Lebanon a viable country again.
"This is not a country, this is a
chaotic assembly where everyone
fights everyone else. And if we
get them to make peace they will
soon start fighting again.'
AS IF TO emphasize this
point, there was a loud explosion
near by. "No, they are not shoot-
ing at us. The Christians and the
Druzes have been shouting at
each other down below," said a
young officer. Nobody knew why
the shooting had started and
nobody really cared. In West
Beirut they are reliably said to be
over 190 different armed groups
and it is doubtful whether anyone
could fully explain whom or what
they are doing, or how they relate
to one another..
Another young soldier disa-
greed with this view but there
was not really any argument- The
other soldiers did not even par-
ticipate but went on chatting
about personal matters. One was
reading a book. There was an at-
mosphere of calm, the boys knew
precisely what their task was and
the Syrians were a "nuisance"
which they would take care of.
There was vigilance but no
dramatization of any kind.
It was difficult to associate the
boys with their kippot and sid-
durim with the heavy tanks.
1'hey clearly would be so much
more at home studying at yeshi-
vot. Yet they had fought with a
skill which overwhelmed the PLO
with their Jordanian and Syrian
allies, full of threats and boasts
and loud-mouthed vituperation.
HEAVY CLOUDS enveloped
the hillside, and the light began
to fall as we left the quiet peace-
ful scene which could soon give
way to a fierce encounter. The
boys were still chatting amiably
together in small groups while a
lew were trying to snatch a short
nap. 1 felt a strength and self-
confidence among these boys
which nothing could shatter.
Major Avner Talmon is tall,
lean, boyish looking and likes to
smile. Unlike other soldiers
whom 1 met that day. he spoke
excellent Knglish. As a major of
one ol the crack units of the para-
troopers he was very proud of his
men's achievements and he was
keen to tell me about them.
Though only 28 and looking
even younger he was the first op-
erational officer of his unit com-
manded by Colonel Ya-Ya, a
nickname for an officer whom he
clearly admired.
"Our brigade landed north of
Sidon. the only one to do so bv
sea. We were the ones who con-
quered Damur. the formerly
Christian town which the PLO
transformed into their base. Af-
terwards we walked to Beirut
through three very difficult bat-
tles with the Palestinians. Jor-
danians, Libyans and Syrians.
including their commandos. Our
most difficult battle was against
a force which was composed of
Libyans and Syrians. There was
a hell of a battle as we moved in-
side to cut the Beirut-Damascus
road and cut the enemy off from
their supplies.
ONE CROSSROADS at Kabar
Shamun near Beirut had six
roads leading from it- The
Syrians sent in their so-called
Suicide Battalion' together with
Libyan armor. The Syrians were
ordered to fight to the death.
When an army is given such an
order it is the quickest way to
make sure they will lose- Why tell
your troops to die? They want to
live.
"We beat them, and we did not
lose many people. The 'suicide'
men did not all die, believe me.
We took many of them. In all the
battles we lost only five men and
yet it was our job to go before the
armour and open the road to
them. Ours is the most profes-
sional unit in the IDF and that
means (he looked at me with a
broad smile) the most profession-
al outfit in the world. All the men
are volunteers and we choose
only one in ten of the applicants.
Every one of our commandos is a
little general.
"The PLO put up a fight, but it
did not last long. After one or two
hours they began to run. In some
places the fight lasted only ten
minutes. In Damur we actually-
had a very easy fight they just
ran away. The Syrians fought
hard only at the crossroads at the
Damascus-Beirut road but finally
they too ran, leaving their tanks
in running order.
"BEFORE every battle, we
checked if they were civilians in
the area and tried to avoid hitting
them by giving them a chance lo
Continued on Page 9-
Letter to the Editor
Editor: The Jewish Floridian,
It should be gratifying to you
to receive specific evidence that
some readers of the Floridian
read the paper carefully.
May I introduce myself as an
American Jew deeply devoted to
Israel. Not being able to go on
Aliyah my wife and I do the next
best thing. We visit Israel every
year for six weeks to two months
staying in Natanya. We have just
returned from our 15 visit to
Israel.
In Europe we found the media
almost universally hostile to-
wards Israel; here in the states,
we find the same sad situation.
We depend on the Jewish press to
give us the true picture.
I regret to tell you that we
don't find The Jewish Floridian
presenting an accurate portrait of
the facts. The Floridian owes it to
its readers to refrain from partis-
anship and to be as objective as
possible. But, you depend too
heavily on the Jewish Telegra-
phic Agency whicn is definitely
pro-labor and anti the present
coalition. Thus the Floridian has
become too critical of the Begin
government.
I enclose a clipping from the
Floridian of May 28. This is a
back issue, but I have been work-
ing my way thru a mass of cor-
respondence and periodicals since
my return.
The article by David Landau
and Hugh Orgel is captioned
Begin Says PLO Violated
Ceasefire. "
Why the "Begin Says"? The
I LO, a collection of thugs and
murderers, did violate. Have you
been reading what the PLO has
done in Lebanon? Your very
heading suggests some doubt as
to whether the PLO really did
break its word. The article then
continues to criticize the govern
ment for "war talk." for planning
a massive strike against the
PLO. for "actually wanting war."
Labor MK a level these accusa-
tions, but they are given most of
the apace.
If a reader did not know the
situation, he might believe that
most Israeli's opposed a powerful
strike into PLO territory that
such a strike would be misguided
Just the opposite is the case. All
public opinion polls show that
about 70 percent of Israeli's favor
what has been done to make
Israel more secure. I fear that
articles like the enclosed condi-
tion some Jews against support-
ing Israel as they should.
Your. Truly,
ISA DOR RUBIN


Friday, August 20. 1982
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 5
Betty Stone Reports
On Israel Mission
A large gathering of Jewish
communal leaders took place at
the office of the South County
Jewish Federation recently to
listen as Mrs. Betty Stone shared
with her captive audience the
findings from the Prime Minis-
ter's Mission to Israel and South
1-ebanon.
Mrs. Stone, upon invitation of
Prime Minister Begin, was ac-
companied by Abner Levine, Ge-
neral Campaign Chairman and
Lenore Israel, Campaign Director
for South County Jewish Federa-
tion.
These representatives from
South County were three out of
180 Americans participating in
this fact-finding mission, orga-
nized on short notice in response
to "Operation Peace for Galilee."
Among the many points made
by Mrs. Stone, one of emphasis
Temple Emeth Starts School
Betty Stone addresses standing room-only gathering at Federation office.
Temple Emeth of Delray Beach
founded a religious school for its
children last January. This was
an event of some significance be-
cause before then, Temple Emeth
had no children in its congrega-
tion. Located near Kings Point
and many other adult commun-
ities in Delray, the Temple's evo-
lution into a congregation with
young families indicates a social
change in the area as well as a re-
ligious one.
"Most of us have grown child-
ren now, and it's so refreshing
and rejuvenating to have children
around," said Marcia Mittleman,
a member of the congregation.
Mrs. Mittleman attributes the
founding of the school to one
man's "dream" and persistence.
According to her, Joseph Klein,
"had a dream, God willed it and
it came to pass."
Last January, parents and in-
terested members formed a
School Committee, hired an
Israeli teacher Rivka Regev, and
then 'the school started to grow."
Fifteen children participated in
classes in Bible, Jewish tradi-
tions, Hebrew songs and dances.
"Through the teaching and
learning, the children will be pre-
serving their Jewish identity,"
said Mrs. Mittleman. "It's so
important for them to be proud of
their heritage."
Last Shavuoth, Rabbi Bernard
Silver conducted "the first Con-
secration of the first religious
school at the first temple in
Delray Beach," and "the congre-
gation was overwhelmed with
tears of joy by the beauty of the
service," Mrs. Mittleman said.
Plans for this year are already
being made and classes will begin
Sept. 12. A new teacher, Mrs.
Estelle Rosen of Delray, has been
hired, and the school will have
two class groups. For enrollment,
registration or information,
please call Joseph Klein at 499-
8250, Marcia Mittleman at 499-
0752 or Hyam Packer at 499-
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was the urgency for the Jewish
community to acknowledge sup-
port of Israel to our representa-
tives in the administration. Mail
is still pouring into Congress and
the White House in proportions
of 10 to 1 against Israel. She
stressed the importance of each
individual writing a brief letter,
and said, "It is crucial that our
representatives in the Congress
do not make the political mistake
of equating the PLO with the
Palestinians. The PLO are terror-
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Palestinian people."
Please address your letters to
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White House; Washington, D.C.
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Senator Paula Hawkins; New
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The Jewish Floridian of South Qounty
Friday, August 20, 1982
1
How Far Will the Iranians Go? Temple Sinai Acquires li
Acre Site in Defray Beach
<
.By TONY LERMAN
London Chronicle Syndicate
How far Iran will go in
its counter attack into
Iraq's oil-producing region,
is a question that must be
causing great concern in
the Gulf states, the Arab
world as a whole and the
U.S.A.
Throughout the Gulf war, the
ability of the Iranians to resist
the Iraqi invasion has been con-
sistently underestimated. Now
that the Khomeini-inspired
soldiers of the Islamic Republic
have finally crossed the border
into Iraq, it would be foolish to
look for an imminent Iranian
pullback.
INDEED, faced with unpre-
dictable Iranian-style religious
fanaticism, there is a fear and un-
certainty about the possible con-
sequences and final destination of
the Iranian forces' advance.
In the weeks before its attack
r on July 13, Iran made no secret of
e its intention to push into Iraq,
t The war in Lebanon was an op-
, portunity to make preparations
* while the eyes of the world were
I turned elsewhere.
President Saddam Hussein's
attempts to bring the war to an
t end by announcing the with-
( drawal of all Iraqi troops from
', Iranian territory on June 20 and
offering passage across Iraqi ter-
ritory for Iranian troops to go to
the aid of the Palestinians in
Lebanon were contemptuously
dismissed. For the Iranian au-
thorities, this was merely a trap
sprung from "continuous cooper-
ation between the Iraqi regime
and international Zionism .
aimed at the liquidation of the Is-
lamic forces."
AYATOLLAH Khomeini con-
tinues to insist on the collapse of
President Hussein's Ba'athist re-
gime. Islamic officials stress the
need to "liberate the Muslim
Iraqi people" most are Shi'ites
like the Iranians "and save
them from the tyranny of the
Iraqi regime."
There is no doubting Kho-
meini's aim, expressed when the
war started in 1980, to topple the
Iraqi president. But the decision
to enter Iraqi territory in order to
achieve this may date only from
last May when the Iranian port
city of Khorramshar was recap-
tured.
Hussein's knack of holding on
to power, and undercutting oppo-
sition, was an incitement to the
more militant mullahs in Iran
who favor exporting the Islamic
revolution on the tips of Iranian
bayonets. Shi'ite holy places in
Iraq at Najaf and Karbal.
some '2-300 miles north-west of
Basra make a convenient focus
for Iranian ambitions in Iraq.
The Iraqi will to resist an Irar.
ian advance is weakened after so
many months of war and the re-
verses earlier this year. President
Hussein's own position will be-
come more and more insecure
while Iranian pressure is main-
tained a serious blow to his
prestige would be the cancella-
tion or postponement of the non-
aligned summit planned for Sep-
tember.
Other circumstances must also
be making things look black for
the Iraqis: reports of Shi'ite
unrest inside the country, claims
in some quarters that the Soviet
Union is supplying Iran with
arms through Syria, nd the Leb-
anese crisis which makes the
prospect of concerted Arab help
more doubtful than ever.
HOWEVER, Iran's difficulties
do not guarantee Iranian success.
If Iranian intentions depend on
the complicated internal machi-
nations of conflicting religious
leaders, their realisation turns on
factors which would prevent the
Iranians from seriously contem-
plating advancing any further
than Basra.
The Iraqis are now, after all,
fighting on their own territory,
and although morale may be low,
Iraqi soldiers will probably fight
with greater effectiveness in
defense of their homeland.
The Iranians will have to ex-
tend their lines of communication
and surjply. Whilst they have
partly succeeded in replenishing
their military hardware, their
present complement of arms is
better suited to defensive warfare
and mass infantry attack, than
the more swift-mbvinR operation
required to capture large tracts of
territory.
THE WESTERN Gulf states
have formed a defensive alliance
within the Gulf Cooperation
Council and this body, which en-
couraged Egyptian arms sales to
Iraq, has little alternative but to
bolster President Hussein while
the Iranian threat to the stability
Tony Lerman is a research
officer of the Institute of
Jewish Affairs in London.
of their regimes remains. It is in
this framework that the U.S.
could exert some influence its
relationship with Saudi Arabia
has become even more significant
with the appointment of George
Shultz as Secretary of State.
While Saddam Hussein sur-
vives, serious military opposition
to the Iranians will continue. If
he falls, the Gulf states could,
perhaps, sue for a compromise,
with promises of a huge repara-
tions package (the Iranians have
demanded $150 billion). Alterna-
tively, the Iranians might reject
any such blandishments and
simply press ahead with the re-
gional expansion of the Islamic
revolution.
Organizations in the News
ORT
All Points Chapter Women's
American ORT is having a lunch-
eon and card party on Aug. 25 at
12 noon. It will be held at the Ho
Ho Chinese Restaurant, Kings
Point Shopping Center, on At-
lantic Avenue, Delray Beach.
Tickets are $5.50. For reserva-
tion, please contact Jean Sklar
499-3969.
TEMPLE SINAI
The Sisterhood of Temple Sinai
is planning an evening at
Musicana, West Palm Beach on
| Sunday Sept. 12. The dinner and
show is at 6 p.m. at a cost of $16
per person, tip and taxes in-
cluded. Please call Helen Packer
or Ceil Winderman for details.
The Sisterhood of Temple Sinai
will have their opening meeting
of the season, Sept. 29 at the
American Savings and Loan
Bank, Atlantic Avenue at Kings
Point at 12 noon. The program
will be performed by Sisterhood
members and refreshments will
be served. All are welcome. For
information, please call Clara
Hilt or Ann Gottlieb in Delray.
ANSHEI EMUNA
Congregation Anshei Emuna's
Sermon by Rabbi Dr. Louis L.
Sacks will be "Making the Most
of Our Best" on Aug. 21 at 8:45
a.m.
HADASSAH
The Boca-Lighthouse Sabra
Chapter of Hadassah invites all
old, new and prospective
members to its first social func-
tion of the season. A re-
enrollment Couple's Barbecue
will be held on Saturday, Aug.
28. Please call for more informa-
tion, 943-3336 or 482-6583.
TEMPLE EMETH
Sisterhood of Temple Emeth
will hold its opening general
meeting, Thursday. Sept. 2, at 12
noon. "How To Get Fulfillment
Out of Retirement Years" by
June Green psychologist is the
program and refreshments will be
served.
Singles of Temple Emeth will
hold its first meeting, Monday,
Sept. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Oscar
Goldstein, humorist, will enter-
tain. Refreshments will be ser-
ved. All single men and women
are welcome.
PIONEER WOMEN
The newly formed Kinneret
Club of Palm Greens, Delray
Beach will hold its meeting on
Monday, Aug. 23. Rabbi Bernard
Silver will speak on "Women in
Jewish History." For reserva-
tions please call, Mildred Kahn,
President at 498-7491 or 498-
1969.
B'NAI ZION
The Simcha Chapter No. 204
will hold it's general meeting
Monday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at
Boca Raton High School
Cafeteria. 1501 NW 15th Court,
Boca Raton. The guest speaker
will be Betty Stone, authority on
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday. August 20, 1982
A Holocaust Hero
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
It is almost incredible how in-
terest has grown in the United
States during the last few years
in the case of Raoul Wallenberg,
the Swedish businessman who
saved thousands of Hungarian
Jews from the Nazis near the end
of World War II, only to end up
in a Soviet prison after the Red
Army marched into Budapest in
January 1945. American Jews,
but not only Jews, have been ab-
sorbed by the case ever since it
was discovered several years ago
that Wallenberg might still be
alive and still a prisoner of the
Soviets.
Most American Jews had
probably never heard of Wallen-
berg before Annette Lantos. her-
self a Hungarian Jew who owes
her life to Wallenberg, organized
an American committee in his
support in 1978. Yet there are al-
most unanimous approval when
last year her husband, Tom, who
was also rescued by Wallenberg
and is now a Democratic Con-
gressman from California, intro-
duced a resolution making the
Swede an honorary citizen of the
United States. In a White House
ceremony last October, President
Reagan signed the legislation
giving Wallenberg an honor that
had only been extended previous-
ly to Winston Churchill.
I believe that the explanation
for this phenomenon is very sim-
ple. The history of the Holocaust
is replete with the record of
governments, statesmen and
others who failed to act when
.hey could have done something
co save Europe's doomed Jews.
So when we hear the story of a
man, who risked his life for Jews
for no other reason than they
were fellow human beings, it cap-
tures our immigination and re-
stores our faith in humanity.
The Wallenberg case has
sparked the publication this year
of a plethora of books. The three
which I read are: "Wallenberg,
The Man in the Iron Web,'" by
Elenore Lester (Prentice-Hall);
"Wallenberg," by Kati Marton
(Random House); and "Raoul
Wallenberg: Angel of Rescue,"
by Harvey Rosenbelf (Prome-
theus Books).
All three can be recommended
to a reader who wants to know
more about this interesting story.
All had access to the basic
material, particularly the Wal-
lenberg family correspondence,
and all. but particularly Lester
and Rosenfeld, provide the back-
ground to the Holocaust needed
to understand the Wallenberg
mission.
But all bring something dif-
ferent to the story because of
their own background. Lester, a
journalist who writes for The
Jewish Week, has probably the
most compact book. Her article
in The New York Times Maga-
zine cu Wallenberg is credited
with bringing the case, which was
by then becoming familiar in the
Jewish community and to some
public officials, to a wider audi-
ence.
Marton does the best job of
bringing alive the personality of
Wallenberg. A journalist and
naturalized U.S. citizen, she was
born in Hungary, and her
parents, both journalist, were im-
prisoned by the Communist
government there. She devotes a
great deal of space to the inner
workings of Soviet East Euro-
pean prisons and labor camps.
Rosenfeld, editor of Martyr-
dom and Resistence, a periodical
devoted to the Holocaust, makes
a major contribution by detailing
how the Papal Nuncio, Mon-
signor Angela Rotta, as well at
the Swiss envoy, also helped res-
cue thousands of Jews in Buda-
pest. Rosenfeld provides newly-
released Vatican documents that
show that Rotta acted on behalf
of Pope Pius XII. While the evi-
dence does not exonerate the
Pope from the charges that he
could have done more to save
Jews, it certainly adds a new ele-
ment to the debate over the
Pope's behavior.
Wallenberg, who, if he is still
alive, would have been 70 on
August 4, was a young Swedish
businessman when he was
selected by the U.S. War Refugee
Board to go to Budapest.
Armed with funds from the
War Refugee Board and the
American Joint Distribution
Committee and listed as a
Swedish diplomat, he went to
Hungary in July, 1944, at a time
when thousands of Hungarian
Jews, the last major European
Jewish group still out of the
death camps, had already been
sent to Aushwitz.
Working outside the Swedish
Embassy, Wallenberg provided
both real and false passports to
thousands of Jews. He dealt with
Eichmann and with the Hun-
garian Iron Cross and personally
showed up when Jews were in
danger of being deported, to res-
cue them by using sheer bravado
and personal courage alone.
Wallenberg must have thought
his mission was nearing a suc-
cessful end when the Soviet army
entered Budapest and he went
out to meet them. He was ar-
rested and has never been seen
again. Since 1957, the Soviets
have continued to maintain he
died in 1947. But in recent years
there have been reports by re-
leased Soviet prisoners that they
have seen him.
Yet the most shocking aspect
of the Wallenberg story is the
failure of the Swedish govern-
ment and other countries, includ-
ing the U.S. to press the Soviet
Union for his release. His mother
and stepfather carried out a con-
tinuous campaign to seek help
and after their deaths the task
has been taken over by his half-
brother and half-sister.
But until recently they had lit-
tle help from their own govern-
ment or even the Wallenberg
family, the most prestigious in
Sweden. Efforts to enlist aid from
such persons as Dag Hammers-
jkold, a fellow Swede, when he
was United Nations Secretary
General, and Henry Kissinger,
when he was Secretary of State,
proved fruitless. Even Israel and
the Jewish community was little
interested until recently.
Simon Wiesenthal, the Vienna-
based Nazi-hunter, has taken up
Wallenberg's cause in recent
years and has declared he con-
siders "it even more important to
try to find out what happened" to
Wallenberg than to find Nazi war
criminals. There is hope with the
granting of U.S. citizenship, even
though it has no legal interna-
tional bearing, that there will be a
greater effort by the U.S. govern-
ment to press Moscow for in-
formation.
After all, all of us, and not just
Jews, owe this man much. Kati
Marton notes that after Wallen-
berg arrived he found that the
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 9
ternational Force to Help Move PLO
Ariel Sharon, fear a trap.
JSALEM (JTA) Premier Menachem
accepted a proposal that a projected in-
jnal force would move into west Beirut, as
[a plan to get the PLO forces out of the city
pn out of Lebanon altogether, after most
necessarily all of the terrorists withdraw,
?ported by Israel Radio. The proposal had
ji forward several days ago by U.S. special
>hilip Habib.
s action came shortly after he told the
meeting that he had received "an im-
letter" from U.S. Secretary of State
[ Shultz on developments in Lebanon. The
t>f Shultz's letter were not made available.
rilmj: to Israel Radio, Begin left the
session while it was still in progress to
i reply to Shultz, apparently with Cabinet
1, to ensure its dispatch and arrival in
ton before Habib had time to make any
^suggestions in his meetings this afternoon
ench. American and Lebanese officials in
to discuss details of the proposed in-
|nal force and the timing of its
Bent.
| Italy Ready With Troops
ts from Paris said two regiments of crack
>pers were on stand-by orders to go to
supervise the evacuation of PLO forces.
from Rome said the Italian government
to send a mechanized battalion to join
pnch regiments. Both governments said
juld give the go-ahead signal for their
enter Beirut only if all the parties agree
|itest proposal by Habib.
had originally insisted that the in
anal force enter Beirut only after all the
ts had left. But PLO leaders had
Jed that the force move in before any PLO
left to ensure their safety from Israeli
|during the evacuation. Begin reportedly
in his reply to Shultz that Israel could
ept any unilateral moves, especially by the
whose stance at the United Nations
' Council has left Israeli officials aghast.
lse Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign
Director General David Kimche left for
after the Cabinet meeting to confer with
:>n the latest developments.
ft Not Unanimous
it Situation
Cabinet, at its meeting, was reportedly
in its assessment of the present situation
Irut. According to reports, some minister8
['cautiously optimistic" that the PLO w^ii
Beirut, others, led by Defense Minister
The feelings were prompted by reports from
Beirut that the PLO may begin leaving the
besieged city "by the middle" of this week.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saeb Salam. a
key negotiator in the effort to evacuate the PLO
from Beirut, told reporters that Syrian President
Hafez Assad finally agreed to accept the PLO
forces after the PLO formally asked him to do so
in writing. This removed a major obstacle
blocking the evacuation of the PLO.
Another mediator. Lebanese Prime Minister
Shafig Wazzan. said after meeting with Habib
that he was "cautiously optimistic" that the PLO
would begin to withdraw. He also said that Habib
was "completely satisfied with the positive res-
ponses" from the PLO to calrifications the envoy
has sought on the issue of withdrawal.
The PLO's proposal was relayed to Israeli
officials in Jerusalem. Responding to the
proposal, one senior official was quoted as saying,
"For the first time we could say that there may be
something here after all." But Israeli officials
emphasized that Israel remains skeptical of PLO
intentions because the proposal did not contain a
specific time-table for withdrawal, which Israel
has demanded.
Sharon's supporters in the Cabinet, who decline
to be identified by name or affiliation but hide
behind the description as "authoritative sour-
ces." claim that Habib has misled Israel, and
possibly the U.S. State Department as well, by
over-optimistic appreciations of the situation.
Some of Sharon's critics claim he does not want
the PLO to leave Beirut, preferring an all-out
assault on them in west Beirut to wipe them out
and prevent a rebirth of the PLO movement
outside Beirut or outside Lebanon.
Cabinet Rejected UN Observers
The Cabinet held a five-hour emergency night
session and rejected a demand by the United
Nations Security Council that UN observers be
stationed in and around West Beirut to monitor
the ceasefire situation. The Cabinet also rejected
calls, including one by President Reagan, for
Israel to withdraw its troops to the lines before
the Israel Defense Force advanced in West
Beirut. The U.S. repeated its demand for a pull-
back.
Thus, despite mounting American pressure on
Israel, the Cabinet stuck to its previous policy of
tightening the encirclement of Beirut while
allowing Habib "another opportunity" to pursue
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Lebanese Diary
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escape. Afterwards even in
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(.iirls were raped, and life gener-
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determination to remain human
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situation. Israel is blessed with a
golden youth, uncomplaining, ef-
ficient, humane, wonderful
soldiers, modest conquerors. As I
left them, 1 found it difficult to
avoid expressing my admiration
for them. One wanted fervently
to pray that all the sacrifices of
these youngsters would indeed
lead to a permament peace.
Yet one knew well that the
chances of this happening were
indeed slim. The world 1 felt had
probably never seen the equal of
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, August 20, 1982
Samuel Gaber Passes
Samuel Gaber. Regional Direc-
tor of the Anti- Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, Palm
Beach County, passed away on
July 30.
Prior to his current position,
Mr. Gaber headed the Penn-
sylvania, West Virginia, and Del-
aware office of the Anti-Defama-
tion Leaque from 1964 to 1981.
Mr. Gaber served overseas
with the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee as
Cultural Consultant for German}
and Austria, and as its Adminis
trative Director of the Board fo
Education and Culture. H
worked with the Displaced Pe
sons Branch of the United StaU
Army of Occupation, the Unite I
Nations Relief and Rehabilitatio i
Administration (UNRRA), an-'
the International Relief Organ>
zation (successor to UNRRA)
where he was a member of tht
U.S. Zone Child Care Committee.
A native Philadelphia!!, Mr.
Gaber graduated from the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania School of
Education with highest honors
and was named a Fels Scholar at
the Institute of Local and State
Government. He was awarded a
Fulbright Scholarship for Adult
Education in the Netherlands.
Mr. Gaber did graduate work in
the New York School of Social
Work and the University of'
Maine, and the University of
Pennsylvania Greenfield Center
for Human Relations, where he
was awarded a Master's degree in
human relations.
He served on the faculty of the
University of Pennsylvania
Greenfield Center for Human Re-
lations as an instructor in Human
Relations.
In 1973 Mr. Gaber was the first
recipient of ADL's annual Milton
Senn Award for Professional Ex-
cellence, given to an Anti-Defa-
mation League professional staff
person for distinquished service
during the year of the award.
In 1975, Mr. Gaber was named
a member of the Legion of Honor
of the Chapel of Four Chaplains
in Philadelphia, solely on the re-
commendation of The Chapel
Committee in recognition for his
accomplishments in the common
good.
He is a charter member of the
National Association of Social
Workers, the Academy of Certi-
fied Social Workers and the
NASW Florida chapter, among
his numerous professional affilia-
tions.
The funeral took place in Phi-
ladelphia on Aug. 3.
Mr. Gaber is survived by his
wife, Lisa, and his brother, Ray
Community Calendar
August 23
Diamond Club 9:30 a.m. meeting. Temple Beth Sholom-
Sisterhood 10 30 a.m. meeting Zionist Organization of
America 7 p.m. meeting
Agvst25
Women's Americon ORT-AII Points 12 noon luncheon.
August 30
Diamond Club 9:30 a.m. meeting B'nai Torah Congregation
Sisterhood 7:30 p. m. meeting.
September 1
Women's American ORT-Regional 9:30a.m. Executive meeting.
September 2
Temple Beth El Sisterhood 12 noon meeting.
September7
Anshei Emuna Sisterhood 12 noon meeting Hadassah-Ben
Gunon 1 p.m. Board meeting Brandeis Women-Boca 10 am
meeting.
September 8
American Mi/rachi Women 12 noon meeting
Religious Directory
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Cantor Benjamin B.
Adler. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:15
a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
551 Brittany L., Kings Point, Delray Beach. Fla. 33446.
Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Services daily 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. Saturday and holidays 8:45 a.m. Phone 499-9229.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM OF WEST DELRAY
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
Conservative Services at First Federal Savings & Loan Associa-
tion Offices. West Atlantic, Corner Carter Road, Delray Beach,
Fridays, 8 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat, Saturdays, 9 a.m. and
Kiddush. Edward Dorfman, President. 6707 Moonlit Drive.
Delray Beach. Fla. 33446. Phone: 499-6687. Rabbi Jonah J.
Kahn. 499-4182. Cantor David Wechsler. 499-8992.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
388 S.W. Fourth Avenue. Boca Raton. Fla. 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer. Cantor martin Rosen.
Shabbat Eve Services at 8 p.m. Family Shabbath Service at 81
p.m. 2nd Friday of Each Month. Assistant Rabbi Richard Agler..
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM |
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 134, Boca Raton. Fla. 33432.,
Conservative. I,ocated in Century Village, Boca. Services 8 a.m.i
and 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Reuben Saltzman.j
President. Joseph M. Pollack, Cantor, 483-5557.
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 33446. Conserva-
tive. Phone: 498-3536. Bernard A. Silver, Rabbi: Seymour
Zisook, Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at
9a.m., Daily Minyansat8:45a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
At St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray.
Reform. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1901. Delray Beach. Fla.
33444. Friday at 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver, President
Bernard Etish. 276-6161.
Pro-Israel and Pro-PLO
Students Clash on Campus
By ADELE ASHER
JOHANNESBURG, (JTA)
Student meetings at the Uni-
versity of the Witwatersand were
banned last week after clashes on
campus between Israeli and pro-
PLO members of the Black Stu-
dents Societ (BBS). The ban was
announced by the university's
academic and administrative re-
gistrar who would not say for
how long the ban would remain in
effect.
A meeting of the South African
Union of Jewish Students
(SAUJS) to have taken Dlace
as part of the focus on Israel
Week was also cancelled.
ASAUJS spokesmen told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
in an effort to defuse the tense
situation they had a week earlier
challenged the Moslem Students
Association (MSA) to a formal
debate to tackle the issue in a
non-violent, intellectual debate.
The MSA refused the challenge,
stating they would debate only
when Israel recognized the PLO
as the legitimate representative
of the Palestinians, would give
the Palestinians a homeland, and
withdrew from Lebanon.
Thunderous
Racial Slur
The ultimate racial slur
"What a pity Hitler only killed
six million of them" evoked
thunderous applause. This led to
the fracas at the conclusion of the
meeting when the clench-fisted
Moslems and Blacks, chanting
"viva the PLO," clashed with
thousand Jewish students who
had attended a pro-Israel rally
nearby.
Twelve university students
were suspended in connection
with the clashes when security
men had to separate the BSS and
the Jewish students, reasons
given for the suspension included
using insulting language, punch-
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disobeying an order of Vice
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Christian, who adopted a viru-
lently anti-Jewish stance. The
slogans, "Unholy Alliance of
South Africa, United States of
America and Israel," and
"Zionism is racism equals
apartheid" stirred the feelings of
his audience.
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le surgeons took time
Hi-line surgery to deliver'
if ore seriously injured oe
jis were helicoptered out
Clary casualties to Israel
At the height of hos-
| close to 300 of these
were being cared for in
throughout the Jewish
|the very beginning of
Peace for Galilee, Is-
tizens began gathering
, canned food, clothing
ays for children door-
land at collection points
kpment to Lebanese
itals and the Israel
of Health dug deep into
ical supplies to rush
ithout concern for the
June 18, a convoy of 20
ces, loaded with supplies
nnel, crossed the north-
]er with a mobile blood
iiedical supplies, physi-
aramedics and nurses.
Joint Distribution Com-
^located a $250,000 grant
rgency relief operations
L'banese civilians.
first stop immediately af-
| plane landed early Mon-
ernoon was the Chaim
ledical Center at Tel Ha
[, Israels' largest civilian-
complex. I spent several
speaking to Israeli and
se wounded and burned
the Operation. When I
i a double amputee soldier
badly burned Lebanese boy
(wounded doctor I wanted
I asked them "Why was
on Peace for Galilee
fV The doctor said that
had come to eliminate
bat of a build up by PLO
is of a formidable army
lly one intent to elimin-
[the people of Israel. He
lo give his children and
ildren a dianee-toTO-Tin
i chance he was denied his
|fe. When I asked Ronnie,
tier who lost both his legs,
Ishould I tell the people in
1?" he replied, "Tell them
|ng is great. We had to do
did maybe soon we
Iin peace."
Is what Operation Peace
[lee is about. Its avowed
is lo end the terrorist
in Lebanon. It's not a
Ui:;imst the Lebanese
i or Christians or against
^simian refugees. It is a
destroy the Russian
kid artillery and the other
of destruction that the
rmrisis have been ac-
ng since they invaded
in 1974.
by night, still without
pe met with Simcha
formerly Israel's Ambas-
|the U.S. who pointed out
ceasefire of 1961 was
jior Israel and "fire" for
I They continued to leave
buses and conduct
attacks on Jews
lut the world. (Since
last year, Israelis have
129 people killed by the
have shared the agony
er 271 wounded. The
k, inw the ceasefire took
ve followed the pattern
ding 17 years years
H Israel 1,392 lives and
jired, inside and outside
Jntry.)
into Lebanon on Tues-
Jerculea warplanes. the
nes that conducted the
Entebbe. The "Work-
[the Israeli army is used
troops, material, and
opera. The noise of the
?as frightening. What
T>sed to be a 22 minute
close to 60 minutes
fircled the airport wait-
I another plane with
| soldiers to takeoff to
for our three planes.
I airstrip was created in
Nabatiya of the top of
a hill that could be easily de-
fended. Our convoy consisted of
six soldiers in an armed personnel
carrier followed by our six buses
each with several armed
guards. Our airplane crew did
double duty as guards on the
buses. Our first impression on
Lebanon was a lasting one-dust.
Brown dust. Dust that rose into
giant tornados as the aircraft
landed and departed. There was
dust everywhere in Lebanon. It
penetrates your clothing, your
eyes, your pores.
The first stop was Sidon,
Lebanon's third largest city,
about 35 miles from Israel's
northern border. Through the
South Lebanese villages, en route
to Sidon, there was not a single
sign of war no damage. Rural
life went on undisturbed. Since
Sidon was a PLO stronghold the
damage to property was more ex-
tensive. Before the IDF came
into Sidon the residents were told
to go to the beaches before the
bombing started and the civilian
casualties were minimized. Until
recently it was the location of the
main school for training terror-
ists.
Israeli army captured vast
arms caches at PLO sites in
southern Lebanon. As of July 21,
arms removed were: 169 tanks,
63 catapult launchers, 23 anti-
tank cannons, 48 launchers, 61
43mm cannons, a "large amount"
of missiles, 20,000 rifles and sub-
machine guns, 2,000 machine
guns, 865 bazookas, 4,000 tons of
ammunition, 144 military vehi-
cles. Israelis are still removing
arms 150 truckloads per day.
At that rate, it will take another
two months to remove it all.
Many of the smaller arms were
taken from the basements of hos-
pitals, schools, and churches.
"East of Sidon, I visited a deep
tunnel in the side of a mountain,
two football fields long. It was
crammed so tightly with
grwiades, rocksU, artillery shells,
missiles, explosives and small
arms ammunition that only a
narrow corridor was left for peo-
ple to walk in."
The Operation Peace for Gali-
lee is surely not an occupation.
The Lebanese were able to fly
their own flags for the first time
since the terrorists had taken
over their town in 1974. The Is-
raeli flags only were flown at IDF
camps and military centers.
We met with Brigadier General
Maimon, the Israeli who is in
charge of civilian assistance in
Lebanon. He said that when he
arrived almost two months be-
fore, there was complete anarchy
in most of South Lebanon. Al-
though he could not say that to-
day all is in order, things are
moving in the right direction. Is-
rael's aim is for the local popula-
tion to do as much for itself as
possible. He also spoke of the re-
markable transformation that
had occurred during the past two
months. The local population
were being assisted, not govern-
ed, and the emphasis in social
programming was in letting the
Lebanese help themselves.
Maimon reported that the Leba-
nese were a nation of merchants
and last month they imported $4
million worth of goods form Is-
rael.
I spoke to Dr. Abou Zahir,
director of a Sidon hospital, and
Hamid Ali Jahari, a local at-
torney. They described the state
of anarchy which existed under
the PLO before the arrival of the
Israelis and objected to the re-
building of Arab refugee camps
as "possible hotbeds of terror-
ism."
As we traveled north on the
beach road outside of Sidon, we
saw hundreds of bathers on the
beautiful beaches. It was*hard to
believe we were headed for an ac-
tive war.
We stopped for an outdoor box
lunch along the road with the
men of the famed Golani Brigade.
1 talked to several soldiers who
had been on active duty in Beirut
and were due to go back that eve-
ning. Subsequently we heard that
three of the boys in the Golani
Brigade were killed on Wednes-
day night.
We passed Damour a de-
pressing sight. It was a totally
Maronite Christian town until
1975-76, when the Palestinians,
vith their Syrian supporters,
fought a bitter battle with the in-
habitants and destroyed the town
completely.
Now the Christians are slowly
returning to their ruined homes
after being away for several
years.
Further up the road, toward
Beirut, things changed. We were
no longer in a war zone; we were
in the midst of a shooting war. As
we climbed up an observation
post, we could hear the explosion
of the propelling charge of the
188 millimeter mortar shells the
Israelis were firing over our
heads, we heard the "whoosh" of
their trajectory, and we could see
the smoke where they landed.
On the side of the mountain, in
the middle of a small road that
was well worn by machines of
war. Col. Tzvika, commander of
the Beirut region, met us.
He cautioned us not to take too
long, because we Were in the line
of artillery fire from the PLO. He
pointed out the Israeli artillery
blasts below. The white smoke,
he said, indicated artillery shells,
and the brown smoke tank shells.
While he talked, puffs of smoke
appeared on the runways of the
Beirut Airport, which Israeli
forces had taken only the day be-
fore. This, an officer told us, was
retaliatory fire by the PLO.
Col. Tzvika said, "Don't take
too seriously what the world says
about us. Because we are fighting
for our land, for our children, for
the survival of the Jewish na-
tion."
"The morale of the soldiers,"
he said, "is very good; but they
want to finish the job and go
home. I hope we will finish it as
soon as possible, preferably
through a political solution."
"We have them surrounded,"
he said, "We allowed the civilians
to leave, but the PLO stopped
them from leaving to put pres-
sure on us."
"I can say," he continued,
"that our media abroad is very
bad. We are good fighters; we are
not good in the media. If we
operated the media like we
operate the forces in the field,
we'd be much better off."
He reiterated that "we have to
finish the job and leave Leba-
non."
We headed back to the airport
and boarded the Hercules trans-
port for our trip back to Ben
Gurion Airport without incident.
I had a chance on the plane to
talk to another IDF soldier who
assured me that he was willing to
make any sacrifice if only the
PLO terrorists would be removed
from Lebanon.
After getting to bed Tuesday
at midnight, we awoke for an
early breakfast with Eliahu Ben
Elissar MD, former Ambassador
to Egypt and head of the Knesset
Committee on Foreign Affairs
and Security. The highlights of
his briefing were:
"During the last few days we
have accentuated the pressure on
the PLO to come to a political
solution. We want to give the ter-
rorists the feeling that winning
time will not help them, but we
have not yet taken the decision to
penetrate West Beirut."
"We have no ambitions for one
inch of Lebanese territory, but
both the PLO and Syria must
withdraw from Lebanon if we are
to leave there."
"This Operation will bring
security not only to the citizens
of the Galilee, not only to the
people of Israel, but to Jews all
around the world."
"This is not a war against the
Palestinians, but against the
PLO. The Palestinian solution
will come through pursuing the
Camp David peace accords and
the autonomy talks."
"We don't wish to be arrogant,
but in this cruel region, it is only
our army that keeps us from dis-
appearing. We don't keep a
strong army to occupy or invade
foreign lands, but to ensure our
security."
"There is much to be achieved
diplomatically, but we have come
a long way. We have peace with
Egypt; a virtual peace with Jor-
dan: tomorrow we will have
peace with Lebanon, leaving
Syria isolated and the PLO al-
most destroyed."
At lunch we met with Yoram
Aridor. While he is Israel's
Finance Minister, his briefing
talked as much about the human
cost of the Operation as the
financial cost. Highlights were:
"The real cost of the war was
the human cost. Those soldiers
who were killed in Operation
Peace for Galilee. This is a cost
that we can never recover."
"We are not asking anyone else
to pay for the war. We in Israel
will pay ourselves. But we are
asking Jews abroad to help
financially so that we can con-
tinue with our normal lives and
the economic development of Is-
rael."
"We are the same people with
the same purpose, and our hearts
beat at the same pace."
Aridor reported that he had
presented two bills to the Knes-
set levying well over a billion dol-
lars in additional taxation from
Israelis especially to pay for
Operation Peace for Galilee. He
informed the Mission that it was
too early to assess the final cost
of the Operation in Lebanon.
1 also found out that there was
a Telethon Tuesday that raised
six million dollars in Israel to go
to the government towards the
cost of the war. Where but in Is-
rael would money be raised to
give the government?
The climax of the trip was
Wednesday evening when we met
with Prime Minister Menachem
Begin in the great hall of the
Knesset. The Prime Minister as-
sured us that they are not looking
to keep one inch of territory in
Lebanon. He said:
"Inside Lebanon the PLO built
up a state within a state, bought
sophisticated weapons from the
Soviet Union, and America
through Saudi Arabia."
"One day the terrorists took
over a bus and massacred 38 peo-
ple. Another time they lined chil-
dren up on the floor of a school in
Ma'alot slaughtering 22 of them.
In Miagav Am they killed babies
in a kindergarten. They also
turned their weapons against
Jews abroad, attacking and kill-
ing our brethren. We held back
hoping to avoid bloodshed, but
eventually we had to act."
"In the three days before
Operation Peace for Galilee they
attacked 26 towns and villages.
Families suffocated, squashed
together in the heat in cramped
shelters. It was then that we took
the decision to move the PLO
from the firing range of our
borders.
"We didn't intend, plan or
want to go to Beirut. But the
PLO continued attacking us, so
we had no other option but to
push them back."
"Yesterday, the PLO broke the
10th ceasefire. Of course we had
to hit back, and when we hit back
we hit hard. Anyone in the
generation of the holocaust who
had the audacity to say that they
will wipe the Jewish State off the
earth will be hit with all our
might."
"Yesterday, I read that
Senator Percy said that Israel
should be brought to its knees.
Nobody will bring Israel to its
knees. Doesn't he know that
Jews only kneel to G-d."
"We have to be more than
proud of being Jews. We have to
fight, sacrifice and die for our
State, because nobody has ever
given us any gifts in this world.
We have needed to struggle with
blood and sweat. Let the Jewish
people stand together in the sup-
port of their State."
In 1973 we lost 80 planes due
to Soviet missiles and said we
must find a way to destory the
missiles before they destroyed us.
When the PLO put Russian SAM
six missiles in Southern Lebanon
we knocked them out without
losing one plane. When the
Syrians sent their airforce to at-
tack us we were able to destroy
86 of thier latest MIGS losing
only one of ours. When they
moved Sam 8 the most ad-
vanced Russian missile into the
Itakaar Valley we were able to
destroy them. The whole world,
living in fear of these missiles,
want to find out how we did it.
Only we know and will share our
information with our good
friends. The United States
Government."
At the conclusion of Prime
Minister Begin's speech, the 180
American Jews caucused the
Great Hall of the Kneeset. Led by
Herschel Blumberg President of
UJA. we each stood at the micro-
phone, share our feelings and
pledged our support. Emotions
ran deep, some tears were shed,
some voices cracked. We felt,
more than ever before, the truth
of "We Are One." This years
UJA slogan is "To Life." It was
indeed to life, to a safe life for all
Jews, that we, 180 Americans
raised our pledges from 3.3 mil-
lion last year to 5.3 million this
year.
I stayed over an entire day to
visit Kfar Sava, South County's
Project Renewal Sister City. A
young orchestra played for us-
children who previously had no
direction were now being cul-
turally enhanced in a cohesive
group. Children from three
months to five years were cared
for with great love and tender-
ness at a Day Care Center. They
were there because their mothers
worked or were otherwise unable
to care for them. Be assured t hat
the money raised for Project Re-
newal are needed and well spent.
I also visited a friend of my son
Larry. Paul had graduated the
University of Pennsylvania with
him and in 1973 decided to move
to Israel and establish himself on
a Moshav. In Israel the govern-
ment gives new settlers 25
Dunim of land with a house. Paul
farms the land with his wife and
plants different crops each year.
He also served in the Israeli army
and was recalled two days after
Operation Preace for Galilee
started. He also told me how glad
the Lebanese were when the 1DF
tanks and soldiers pulled into the
cities of Southern Lebanon. One
man whose house was destroyed
said to Paul "Thanks now we
are finally free of the terrorists
who have plundered our land,
driven us from our homes and in
many cases violated our families.
Maybe now we can rebuild and
live in peace."


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