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Of South County
Sewing Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach
Volume 4 Number 35
Boca Raton, Florida Friday.,October22, 1982
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Edith Abramson
Mildred Levine
Betty Stone
Abramson, Levine, and Stone
Co-Chair The Lion of Judah Division
Margie Baer, Women's Divi-
sion Chairman for the 1983
Federation-UJA Campaign an-
nounces the appointment of
Edith Abramson, Mildred Levine
and Betty Stone as co-chairmen
of the Lion of Judah Division.
A $5,000 minimum contribu-
tion is required for this category.
Mrs Baer said, "The symbol of
the Lion of Judah represents
strength and integrity. The
strength of the commitment of
these women will help the cam-
paign to fulfill its goal. I am tre-
mendously excited with the
quality of leadership. Betty and
Mildred led the way last year
when the Lion of Judah Division
was established. Now with Edith
as a co-chairman, I am sure that
this year will surpass last year's
percent of increase." i
Prior to the establishment of
this division, there were eight
women giving in this category.
At the close of last year's cam-
paign there were 22 women at
this level of giving. With the 1983
campaign now beginning, four
new women have already been
added to the Lion of Judah
Division.
Mrs. Stone was a resident of
Great Neck, New York where she
headed the Women's Division
UJA Campaign. She was also the
head of the Speakers Bureau for
the New York Federation for the
suburbs of New York.
She represented South County
on the Board of the Palm Beach
Federation from 1972-1978, and
is a past member of the Board of
the South County Jewish
Federation. Mrs. Stone is on the
Women's Division Campaign
Board and is a member of the
South County Jewish Federa-
tion's Speakers Bureau. She was
a participant in the Prime Minis-
ters Mission to Israel this past
summer, which included visiting
Lebanon
Mrs. Stone has been a member
of the Board of Temple Beth El.
She heads the Reach for
Recovery volunteer program at
Boca Raton Community Hospi-
tal. She was Associate Chairman
for the inaugural two years of the
Distinguished Artists Series at
Temple Beth El. She was last
year's Lion of Judah co-chairman
as well as one of its founding
member*. .....
**rs. Levine divides her time
Continued on Page 6
Shamir Foresees Tough Negotiations
By YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Israeli Foreign Minister
Yitzhak Shamir said that
he expected to have
"tough" negotiations on
"many important issues"
when he met last week in
I Washington with Adminis-
tration officials.
He said the main topic of dis-
cussion in his meetings with Ad-
ministration officials will be the
situation in Lebanon and the ar-
rangements and time-table con-
cerning the withdrawal of Israeli
and other foreign forces from
Lebanon.
Asked by the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency if he plans to
meet with President Reagan, the
Israeli minister replied, "I did
not request a meeting with the
President."
SUMMING up his 10-day dip-
lomatic visit in New York, where
he addressed the UN General As
sembly on Sept. 30, Shamir said
he met here with about 30 For-
eign Ministers. "Some of the
Continued on Page 3
Foreign Minister Shamir
Presidents' Conference
Leader Denies Split
In Jewish Community
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA)
Julius Berman, chair-
man of the Conference of
Presidents of Major Ameri-
can Jewish Organizations,
has denied that there was
any split within the Ameri-
can Jewish community as a
result of recent Israeli
policy.
He also attacked Presi-
dent Reagan's Middle East
plan for Israeli-Arab peace
as a violation of the spirit of
Camp David and accused
the President of going back
on his election campaign
promise to American Jews
that he would always sup-
port a unified Jerusalem
under Israeli rule.
BERMAN addressed a press
conference here following a meet-
ing with Premier Menachem Be-
gin which he described as an "ex-
cellent conversation." He would
not disclose the contents of their
talk, however, and refrained from
making any comments on the in-
ternal political situation in Israel,
particularly the many calls for
the resignation of Defense Minis-
ter Ariel Sharon.
Timerman's Son in Jail
TEL AVIV (JTA) Daniel Tinerman, son of
Jacobo Timerrnan, the former Argentinian journalist
imprisoned for several years by the Argentine authorities,
has been sentenced to 28 days in an army prison for refus-
ing to serve inside Lebanon, on grounds of conscience.
Daniel Timerman, 31, who said he had served in Leb-
anon for one week but had been "shocked by what he had
seen," stated that he was fully prepared to serve any-
where within I srael.
HIS FATHER said that is was strange that in a coun-
try where a young man or woman could get out of army
service on grounds of religion, his son could not refuse to
serve on grounds of conscience. He said he had left Argen-
tina to avoid such practices.
Julius Berman
Berman insisted that Ameri-
can Jews were, as always, deeply
committed to the security of Is-
rael and took pride in Israel's
democracy. The commitment to
Israel's security went beyond
personal and political divisions,
he said. "There is no split, no rift,
no division of the love for Israel,"
Berman declared.
He said he had told Begin that
the Jewish people in particular
were deeply distressed by events
in Lebanon, specifically the mas-
sacre of Palestinians in two west
Continued on Page 3
6 Withdrawal Points-lf War m Lebanon Is Not To Be in Vain
By GIL SEDAN
And HUGH ORGEL
JERUSALEM (JTA)
The Cabinet last week
spelled out the conditions
for the withdrawal of Is-
rael's forces from Lebanon.
In a six-point resolution it
adopted after a four-hour
meeting, the Cabinet de-
clared:
'' I srael continues to strive for a
peace treaty with Lebanon. The
government of Israel proposes to
open negotiations immediately
for the evacuation of all foreign
forces from all Lebanese terri-
tory. The first to leave Lebanon
will be the terrorists, who, even
after the evacuation of their or-
ganizations and headquarters
from Beirut, are still concen-
trated in the Bekaa and in the
northern part of the country.
"The Syrian army and the IDF
will leave Lebanon simultaneous-
ly. All Israeli prisoners, the miss-
ing, and the bodies of the fallen
will be handed over to the IDF
before the evacuation. Prior to
the evacuation, security arrange-
ments will be established which
will guarantee that Lebanon will
not again revert to becoming a
base and launching ground for
aggressive acts of hostile forces
against Israel."
CABINET secretary Dan
Meridor told reporters after the
Cabinet meeting that a peace
agreement with Lebanon was not
a precondition for the withdrawal
of all foreign forces from Leba-
non. However, during the Cabi-
net meeting Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon insisted that a peace
agreement should not be viewed
as a gift given by Lebanon to Is-
rael but as a mutual defense pact
needed by both countries to as-
sure their security.
He charged that the United
States was hampering Israel's ef-
fort to achieve a peace treaty by
trying to prevent direct contacts
between the governments of Is-
rael and Lebanon. Sharon had
made a similar charge three days
earlier when he told a meeting of
former members of the Irgun: "If
there is an element which today is
hindering the move towards an
I srael-Lebanon peace agreement,
it is the United States."
He charged that the U.S. was
thus acting in its own interests,
adding: "I do not want to elabor-
ate at the moment." Sharon's at-
tack on the U.S. was seen as the
sharpest yet by a government of-
ficial.
HOWEVER, Sharon's view of
the U.S. and the need to reach a
peace accord with Lebanon was
not unanimously accepted by the
Cabinet. Deputy Premier David
Levy and Communications
Minister Mordechai Zipori said
arrangements with Lebanon
Continued on Page 8


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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, October 22, 1982 -
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Stunned and Angry
Italians Shun Condolences
By LISA PALMIERI BILLIG (Rome)
( And DAVID LANDAU (Jeruaalem)
Italy's stunned and angered Jewish community
mourned the victims of last week terrorist attack on
worshippers outside of Rome's main synagogue as a police
dragnet sought the perpetrators who killed a two-year-old
child and wounded 37 other persons, many of them
critically.
The synagogue, where
thousands of Jews gathered
for a prayer vigil
remained under heavy
guard and security was
tightened around synago-
gues and other Jewish
institutions in Italy. Mes-
sages of condolence and
condemnation poured in
from all over the world, in-
cluding statements from
the Vatican and the top
Italian leadership.
BUT ITALY'S Jews would not
be mollified. They blamed the
outrage directly on the audience
granted by Pope John Paul II
last month to Palestine Libera-
tion Organization chief Yasir
Arafat.
They also denounced President
Sandro Pertini and Foreign
Minister Emilio Colombo who re-
ceived Arafat and the harsh criti-
cism of Israel by the Italian
media following the massacre of
Palestinians in west Beirut.
Many Jews saw this as an ill-dis-
guised campaign of anti-Semi-
tism which created a climate for
violence against Jews. State-
ments by Israel's two chief rabbis
and by the Cabinet in Jerusalem
seemed to confirm that view.
The terrorists struck at noon,
Rome time, Saturday, hurling
hand grenades and firing
machineguns into a crowd of
some 500 people attending Sab-
bath and Simchat Torah services
at the main synagogue, an histo-
rical landmark in the old Roman
ghetto.
AMONG THE 50 children in
the crowd, two-year-old Stefano
Tache was killed instantly and
his sister was seriously wounded,
Eyewitnesses described the ter-
rorists as five to seven men of
"Mediterranean" type. Descrip-
tions such as "dark skinned" and
"swarthy" were given.
Police set up road-blocks
throughout the city. According
to unconfirmed reports Saturday,
three suspects two men and a
woman were arrested for ques-
tioning. But the search con-
tinued.
Italy's Premier Biovanni
Spadolini and several ministers
rushed to the scene of the attack.
By then, most of the victims had
been taken to nearby hospitals.
But blood still spotted the side-
, walk outside the synagogue
which was littered with prayer
books, prayer shawls, eye glasses
and other personal belongings of
the victims.
PERTINI AND Spadolini ex-
presset shock and anger over the
attack and sent messages of
sympathy to the Jewish commu-
nity and Chief Rabbi Elk) Toaff.
They pt raised the police would
do all in their power to track
down and arrest the killers.
The Pope sent a telegram to
the Papal Vicar of Rome asking
him to relay to the Chief Rabbi,
the leaders of the Jewish commu-
nity, the victims and their fami-
lies his "firm condemnation for
his criminal act, all the more
serious because it took place in
the house o worship of the Jew-
ish community."
But the nv-ssages of sympathy
were met with stoney anger by
the 15,000 J.:w8 of Rome who
have pulled invisible shutters
around them and preferred to re-
main isolated in their grief.
"Words serve little purpose, and
the facts of the utmost gravity
are unfortunately what they are,"
Ravvi Toaff declared.
HE ACCUSED the Interior
Ministry of ignoring his pleas for
more police protection for Jewish
institutions, especially after the
Sept. 30 attack on the Jewish
community center in Milan. Both
Pertini and Spadolini had warned
after that incident against allow-
ing anger over the Beirut massa-
cre to lead to acts of anti-
Semitism. But Toaff said his re-
quests for more protections were
treated as "inopportune" by the
Italian authorities. i
TJ*e Jewish community polite-
ly but firmly turned down a visit
by Pertini after the tragedy and a
government offer to hold an offi-
cial funeral for the dead child. No
Italian authorities were repre-
sented at the burial rites.
The self-imposed isolation of
Rome's Jews from the rest of the
city was a form of bitter reproach
for what they perceived to be the
use of actions by the Israeli gov-
ernment in Lebanon which
most Jews fully supported as
an excuse for anti-Semitic on-
slaughts. Posters with messages
of sympathy and solidarity from
Rome's City Hall were ripped

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down almost as soon as they were
put up near the synagogue.
THIS WAS a response to
Rome's Communist Mayor, Ugo
Vetere, who led several pro-PLO,
anti-Israel marches through
Rome in recent weeks. Those
demonstrations were seen as
incitement not only against the
government of Premier Menach-
em Begin and Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon but against Jews in
general.
Similarly, Jews rejected mes-
sages of sympathy from Italian
trade unions, several branches of
which had demonstratively re-
fused to service El Al planes at
Rome's airport and Israeli ships
at Italian ports after the Beirut
massacre.
They treated with contempt
messages of sympathy from the
PLO representative in Rome,
Nemmer Mam mad; a message
from Arafat to Pertini expressing
condolences to the Italian people
and the families of the victims in
the name of the PLO; and a mes-
sage from the Rev. Hilarion
Capucci, the Melchite archbishop
who served a prison term in Is-
rael for smuggling arms to Pales-
tinian terrorists while he was
serving as head of his church in
Jerusalem a decade ago.
BUT THE most serious reper-
cussions of the latest tragedy
may be in the realm of relations
between Jews and the Vatican.
The audience the Pope granted
Arafat Sept. 14 was viewed as a
legitimization of an international
terrorist and arch-enemy of Israel
by the leader of the Roman
Catholic Church. The Israeli gov-
ernment and Jews the world over
had tried strenuously to prevent
it, but to no avail.
The Israeli Cabinet made
oblique references to it in a state-
ment issued Sunday condemning
the Rome synagogue attack. The
statement deplored "encou-
ragement (given terrorism) in
words and deeds by (Italian gov-
ernmental and other circles."
Asked to identify those "circles."
Cabinet secretary Dan Meridor
told reporters, "Take a look at
Arafat's itinerary these past few
weeks." He was clearly hinting at
the PLO leader's meetings with
the Pope, President Pertini and
other Italian statesmen.
Israel's two Chief Rabbis,
Shlomo Goren and Ovadia Yosef,
were more direct. Ashkenazi
Chief Rabbi Goren, in a state-
ment Saturday night, called the
Rome synagogue attack "the re-
sult of incitement by the media,
begun by the Pope's granting an
audience to the master-butcher,
the head of the PLO ... He (the
Pope) welcomed him with a right
royal arm." According to Goren,
the Papal audience was "intend-
ed to influence public opinion
against the Jews."
YOSEF, the Sephardic Chief,
Rabbi, charged that "The
(Italian) leaders are responsible.
The Pope gave a reception for the
chief assassin and so did the
President of the country.''
The Israeli Foreign Ministry
issued a statement Saturday say-
ing all Israelis shared the grief of
the bereaved families. The
"criminal act perpetrated by ter-
rorists demonstrates once
again the base nature of those
who plot against Jewish worship-
pers on their festivals. It is time
for the enlightened world to unite
against terror and no longer sur-
render to it," the Foreign Minis-
try said.
There was a reaction to the
Chief Rabbis' condemnations
from Terrence Cardinal Cooke,
head of the Archdiocese of New
York, who termed the attack on
the Pope "absurd" and "slander-
ous." Expressing "outVage" over
the Rome attack, Cooke declared:
\
"We call upon religious leaders
in our own community not to be
engulfed by vengeful and absurd
words of slanderous recrimina-
tion. Now is the time for words
and works of peace, not vio-
lence." He exalted the Pope as "a
solitary symbol of peace."
IN ROME, the recently form-
ed Christian-Jewish Friendship
Association sent telegrams to the
Jewish community and the fami-
lies of the victims offering coop-
eration for any eventuality.
"With profound sadness and
anger we participate in your in-
describable pain for this massa
ere," the message said.
"We wish to solicit the
churches, the- politicians, the
press, the Interior Ministry,
Town Hall and unions to give
forth less rhetoric and instead
examine their consciences: All of
the aforementioned are re-
sponsible for having created a cli-
mate of resentment among citi-
zens, permissiveness toward ter-
rorism."
The European branch of the
World Jewish Congress made a
similar declaration to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency in Rome
Sunday. "In solidarity with the
Jewish community of Rome and
with the families of the victims to*
whom it extends its heartfelt
sympathies, the World Jewish
Congress European Branch ex-
presses its determination,
together with the Union of
Italian Jewish Communities to
press instantly for immediate and
effective measures by govern-
ments to combat international
terrorism whose racist and clear-
ly anti-Semitic nature threatens
democratic society itself.
"It solemnly warns all general
and religious authorities of the
clanger of appeasing terrorist
action and of the risks inherent in
giving any form of political
recognition to those whose lan-
guage is that of hatred and
violence against Jews and other
minority groups," the WJC
statement said.
IN NEW YORK, United Na-
tions Secretary General Javier
Perez de Cuellar expressed
"shock and revulsion at the at-
tack in Rome." In the statement,
issued by his spokesman, the
Secretary General extended his
sympathy to the families of the
victims.
In New York, Maynard Wish
ner. president of the American
Jewish Committee, sent a cable
to the president of the Union of
Jewish Communities of Italy,
Otto Lenghi, expressing grief for
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Friday. October 22,1962
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 3
presidents' Conference Chief Betman
Denies U.S. Jewish Community
Split Over Israeli Policies
Continued from Page *'
Beirut refugee camps last month.
Whereas we protest that world
public opinion applies a double
standard toward us, we as Jews
apply double standard toward
ourselves," Berman said. "We as
jews were shocked and repelled
by what occurred (in Beirut).
Ironically, it's the reaction of the
world that almost gives us a dif-
ferent feeling a stand, a united
approach."
HE WENT on to denounce
what he called the shocking
hypocrisy of world opinion which
rushed to blame Israel for the
Beirut massacre whereas it kept
silent about those directly
responsible for the act and
ignored for years similar inci-
dents in Beirut and in Syria. He
said American Jewry was deeply
gratified by the decision of the
Israeli government to set up a
commission of inquiry into the
events in Beirut.
He said the decision to hold the
investigation would improve Is-
rael's deteriorating image in
American public opinion and the
situation would improve with
Ben Bella Says Arabs
Will Never Accept Israel
By ARNOLD AGES
' TORONTO (JTA) -
Ahmed Ben Bella, the for-
mer president ot Algeria
who was imprisoned for
many years under the
regime of Houari
Boumedienne, said in a re-
cent interview with the
French periodical "Politi-
que Internationale" that
the Arabs will never accept
the Zionist fact.
"I am an Arab, and Palestine
does not only concern Palestin-
ians; it concerns all Arabs. Even
if the Palestinians are forced to
accept some kind of solution, the
Arabs in general will never accept
the State of Israel," he said.
ASKED IF some territorial
compromise was possible, Ben
Bella replied that acceptance of
the Zionist being would imply a
legitimacy to a non-Arab entity
in the Mideast.
"The Zionist State by its inter-
nal logic," said Ben Bella, "pre-
supposes economic, political and
cultural control over the entire
region. For us this is synony-
Shamir Sees
Tough Talks
Continued from Page 1-
meetings were not publicized," he
disclosed, "at the requests of the
4Foreign Ministers."
He said that in his meetings he
was surprised to find "a better
atmosphere" from the one he had
expected. "It has become evident
to me that a lot of the criticism
toward Israel (because of the
Lebanese crisis) has subsided,"
Shamir said.
He asserted that a great deal of
the anti-Israeli criticism was
based on "unreliable media
'reports.'' He said that when he
confronted the diplomats with
the facts, many of them were
"somewhat defensive" and said
part of their information was
based on reports in the Israeli
press or Israelis writing abroad.
"THERE ARE elements in Is-
rael who do not consider the in-
terests of Israel when the criticize
Israel abroad," Shamir said in his
bnefing, contending that no
other nation is criticized abroad
by its own citizens as is Israel.
Asked about a report by col-
umnist Jack Anderson that he is
the major advocate in the Israeli
- government to favor renewed ties
with the Soviet Union, Shamir
said Israel is interested in having
t>es with all countries, including
the Soviet Union. He pointed out,
towever, that the Soviets broke
these relations with Israel during
the Six-Day War, and since they
initiated the break they are the
0n8 to restore the ties between
the two countries.
mous with sterilization and a loss
of identity that no self-respecting
Arab could accept."
Ben Bella, released from an
Algerian form of house arrest
only a year-and-a-half ago, said
that while individual Arab
leaders might go to Jerusalem to
conclude some form of peace with
Israel there would always be a
Moslem who would arise "to
liquidate traitors."
USING THE terms
"stranger" and "cancer" to de-
scribe Israel, Ben Bella predicted
that the Israel problem would be
solved in about 20 years.
Quoting Israeli statistics re-
garding immigration and emigra-
tion, Ben Bella noted that i*>
1981, 22,000 Jews had left Israel
while only 11,000 had entered the
country. The Arab population
was already 750,000 and growing
faster than the Jewish one.
The former Algerian President
pointed also to the technological
gap which once separated Jews
and Arabs. "The Arabs are be-
ginning to have their own tech-
nicians, scholars, their own
brians," said Ben Bella.
Asked whether this line of
thinking did not justify an Israeli
pre-emptive strike against the
Arabs, Ben Bella said: "That's
the classical threat. We are con-
stantly told: Watch out the
Israelis have nuclear weapons,
they will blow up everything.
They have a Massada complex
. Well, I'll tell you what I
really think; if there is not other
solution, let the nuclear war take
place and let us be finished with
it once and for all."
time and the wounds would heal.
"What is critical is to tone down
the heat of the debate. The worst
is over," he said, adding "It is
very important not to repeatedly
have confrontations with the
U.S. government over every little
incident."
However, Berman insisted that
Reagan's Mideast plan was not
constructive and weakened the
American position as an honest
mediator in the Middle East. He
contended that as a result of Rea-
gan's proposals, the Arabs were
now negotiating with the Ameri-
can position rather than with Is-
rael.
HE SAID that Reagan had
promised American Jewish
leaders before the 1980 elections
that he would always support a
unified Jerusalem under Israel's
rule. His new plan is a deviation
from that promise, Berman con-
tended. Reagan, announcing his
proposals Sept. 1, said the future
status of Jerusalem was to be de-
termined by negotiations.
Berman claimed there was an
American Jewish consensus on
five major points: "Israel cannot
return to its pre-1967 borders and
we will strongly oppose any effort
that will require it to go back to
those indefensible frontiers; We
will oppose any change in the
long-standing American policy of
refusing to deal with the PLO; A
unified Jerusalem is the capital of
Israel; An independent Palestin-
ian state on the West Bank and
Gaza will be a dagger pointed at
.the heart of Israel; American
Jews will continue their efforts to
ensure continued American sup-
port for Israel."
Begin also had a meeting with
GrevUle Janner, MP, president of
the Board of Deputies of British
Jews. Janner told reporters later
that his delegation wanted it
understood that all Israeli ac-
tions had a direct effect on Jew-
ish communities abroad. "At this
noment it is very difficult to say
a good word for Israel without
being shouted down," he said.
JANNER SAID he told Begin
that "although Israelis tended to
regard events here as matters
totally of their concern, when
there is massive concern in the
world over Israel's action, this
has an almost immediate reflec-
tive impact on the Jewish com-
munities of the world and on peo-
ples' attitudes towards the com-
munities and toward the Jewish
people."
Stunned and Angry
Continued from Page 2
the synagogue tragedy. "Let us
hope, pray and work that the
world draw from this tragedy to
seek an end at last to terrorism
and to the anti-Semitism that
feeds it," Wishner said.
Hyman Bookbinder, the
AJCommittee's Washington rep-
resentative, and Rabbi Joshua
Haberman, president of the
Washington, D.C. Board of
Rabbis, signed a message hand
delivered to the Italian Ambas-
sador, Rinaldo Petrignani It
said, in part:
"WITH DUE regard for the
precious principle of withholding
judgment about who is guilty of
this heinous crime until the
criminals are identified and
apprehended, we feel compelled
to express our conviction that
contributing to this crime has
been the hostile, intemperate
reporting by the Italian media of
recent Middle East developments
and the extraordinarily friend-
ly hospitality extended recently
to the acknowledged leader of
anti-Jewish terrorism, PLO
chairman Yasir Arafat."
IDF Soldiers
In Good Shape
TEL AVIV (JTA) Repre-
sentatives of the International
Red Cross who were allowed by
the Syrians to visit three Israeli
soldiers who were captured by
Syria during the war in Lebanon
report that the men are in good
physical condition. They said the
soldiers confirmed they had re-
ceived letters and parcels from
their families in Israel, and they
have written home.
But Israel army spokesmen
have expressed concern at the
lack of information about other
iIsraelis believed held in Syrian
prisons, about whom no details
have been provided by the
Syrians and who have so far not
been visited by Red Cross repre-
sentatives. This refers to another
six soldiers listed as missing in
action in the fighting with Syrian
forces in eastern Lebanon.
Nathan Perlmutter, national
director of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, also con-
demned the Rome attack aa "an
explosion of hate without a trace
of humanity. But spare us ex-
pressions of sympathy from gov-
ernments and religious leaders
who only a few weeks ago ap-
plauded and comforted in this
very same city (Rome) terror-
ism's personification, Yasir Ara-
fat. He would appreciate such
hypocrisy: for Jews it is sore
solace."
Ivan Novick, president of the
Zionist Organization of America,
also denounced the Pope for
receiving Arafat. "Those who
capitulate to terrorism, be they
spiritual leaders, officials of Italy
or world powers, must assume
their share of guilt for giving
acceptability to terrorism in con-
tradiction of all that is holy and
humane," Novick said.
Emanuel Muravchik, director
of the Jewish Committee, in a
telegram to President Pertini,
said Saturday's act of terrorism
came "on the heels of your own
embrace of terrorism's arch
architect (Arafat), in addition to
the anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli
actions of the Communist-domi-
nated trade unions (that) helped
create the climate, the climate
which has brought Italy to this
moment of deep sorrow."
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Following Italian Jewry's Lead
Let no political or religious leader utter now
hypocritical words of sadness for the victims of
last week I machinegunning on the steps of Rome's
beautiful and historic synagogue in the heart of that
city's ancient ghetto.
Let their messages be heaped with scorn upon the
ashes of the condolences offered the Jewish com-
I munity there by the Palestine Liberation Organ-
ization's Yasir Arafat. From the very Vatican to the
sweaty halls of Italy's labor unions, from the
mechanical grinders of public opinion in Bonn and
London to their mendacious counterparts in the
White House in Washington, let the words of
sympathy die unborn as spittle from the viper.
For everywhere, the object is the same: to separate
the people of Israel from the government of Israel; to
separate the Jews of the world from the people of
Israel. Then, it is the hope of the hypocrites, Israel
will Ue back in lassitude and pass away.
No Gentile can feel separated from what happened
in Rome last week. All bear the burden of their
responsibility back to the beginning of Jew-hatred.
For what their ancestors said of Jews yesterday, they
say again today. And what they say today, their
children will repeat tomorrow.
Neither is this, simply. a perspective of history we
offer as backdrop for the agony of the death and the
suffering experienced by Jews outside of the
synagogue in Rome last week as they emerged
from prayer. It is a'jo an explanation rooted in the
events of the past months involving the war in
Lebanon.
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preachers in the media and in government. no less
than the at least frank preachers in the ranks of the
terrorists themselves did not enter into debate
against the war on its own terms. No, they took up
the ancient gauntlet of their ancient anti-Semitism
with a deft and practiced hand instead, a hand honed
in the lessons of their religious belief.
They created an international climate of opinion so
callous and indifferent to reason and truth, that they
encouraged the worst among their ranks to be
beastly. It is they who encouraged the acts of
murder. It is they who pulled the triggers on the
steps of the ghetto synagogue in Rome.
Those critics who today seek to separate the people
of Israel from the government of Israel, where it is
said that rank anti-Semitism lies behind much of the
world's view of the war in Lebanon, criticize this
charge as the angry and even senile belief of an old
and embittered man: Menachem Begin.
If nothing else occurred on the steps of the syn-
agogue in Rome nothing other than the
tradgedy itself it is that the critics are once and for
all themselves shown to be the hypocrites, if not the
most virulent of the hate-mongers, that we have long
declared them to be. And that Menachem Begin is
right.
The little child will have died in vain on those
synagogue steps if finally the critics and all the
hypocrites are permitted to separate the people of
Israel from the government of Israel. And to
separate the Jews of the world from the Jews of Is-
rael.
Let the torrent of words flow unabated. And
unheeded. The Italian Jewish community, by its cou-
ageous silence and its contempt for the words of con-
dolence, points the way. Let us follow.
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The gala Oct. 18 Weizmann Institute dinner
at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York which
features a tribute to Maestro Rubinstein
(right) for his support of scientific research
at Weizmann and artistic creativity in Is-
rael's cultural life, is expected to draw a
capacity attendance. The dinner will provide
the opportunity for a reunion between
Maestro Rubinstein and Conductor Zubin
Mehta (left), both of whom will fly in special-
ly for the occasion. The two musical lumi-
naries last made music together in 1976,
when they recorded a Brahms concerto with
the Israel Philharmonic in the pianist's final
year of public performances. Most recently,
Rubinstein has been living in retirement in
Geneva. Mehta is musical director of both
the Israel and the New York Philharmonic
Orchestras.
Headlines
Yeshiva Board Names N.Y. Lawyer
Charles Ballon, senior partner with the law firm
of Phillips, Nizer. Benjamin. Krim and Ballon,
has been elected chairman of the Board of Direc-
tors of Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Car-
dozo School of Law. it is announced by Dr.
Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva University.
Bailor, has been involved closely in the de-
velopment of the Law School since its doors
opened in 1976. He received the School's Distin-
guished Service Award at its Law Day Dinner in
1979 "for his dedicated efforts toward advancing
the goals of the institution."
A New York City resident. Ballon has been en-
gaged in the general practice of law since 1932
The numbers of Norm Americans emigrating
io Israel increased by 42 percent in the month of
August, as compared with a year ago. the Israel
.ih Center of North America reports.
The Center -. director, Moshc Shechter says
i hat 65 percent of t he 536 new emigrants were an-
D years old. He also noted that 1 10 former
residents of Israel returned home with the
Lance ol the Aliyafa Center
i in Anvah (enter provides persona! counsel
iii. information, and assistance lo American and
t anadian Jews who are considering Living, work-
ing, and studying in Israel.
Establishment of the Stroock Institute for
Rabbinic Studies at the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America is announced by Dr. Gerson
D. Cohen. Seminary chancellor. The institute will
continue many Seminary activities which have
long had the support of the Stroock family. It will
also initiate the Louis Finkelstein Fellowships,
two of which will be awarded each vear to promis-
ing scholars in the field of rabbinics.
The objective of the Institute will be to en-
courage the study of classical Judaism in its Near
Eastern setting. It will sponsor advanced study
and research in all aspects of rabbinic law, litera-
ture and thought, with emphasis on understand-
ing and elucidating the relationship between rab-
binic culture and the contemporary societies of
the Mediterranean basin. The period covered will
extend from before the time of Alexander the
Great to the dawn of modern time roughly fif-
teen centuries-
N.Y. Felicia Rose, of Brooklyn. N.Y.. a freshman
at Brandeis University YYaltham. MA., received
the Charlotte Guyer Scholarship.
The National Ladies Auxiliary. Jewish War
Veterans of the United Slates, organized in 1928.
annually provides scholarships in the United
States and land
Light on-the-scene. l.Vminute programs giving
the human side of the complex Lebanon -In
political and military .situation are available U
radio stations as part ol the Anti-Defamat I
Leagueoi B'naiB'rith Dateline Israel"seria
The programs, taped in Lebanon and Israel b>
Arnold Forstei ADL'sgenaraJ counsel, are aimed
at helping audiences understand what lies behind
the da) i" day new- coming out of the Middle
East. They are available free fi >-.. \DI. televi-
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Two Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Scholarships
have been awarded by the National Ladies
Auxiliary, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S. The
recipients are Rose J. Kivens. of Northfield, MN,
who has entered the freshman class at Western
Illinois University, in Macomb, IL, and Pamela
Ann Charney, of Oak Park. MI. who is a fresh-
man at Touro College in New York City.
The Harry C. Gelfand Memorial Scholarship
was awarded to Sherry Wenowsky, of Medford,
N.Y., who is attending Briarcliffe, in Patchogue,
The American Jewish Congress will presen: it -
annual Horace M Kallen Ui~-i.nqui.shed Com
munity Service Awards to Martin S. Begun, vice-
president ol the New \ ork I diversity Medical
Center, and Maureen Cogan, child psychothera
pLst. at a luncheon Friday at the Halmsley Palace
Hotel in Manhattan.
Principal speaker will be U.S. Senator Edward
M. Kennedy (D.. Mass.I who will present the Kal
len Awards. Howard M. Squadron, president of
AJCongress. will also speak.
Begun, who hold the title of vice-president and
associate dean of the NYU Medical Center, is a
former vice-president of AJCongress, a member
of the board of governors of Tel Aviv University
and trustee of its Sackler School of Medicine.
Cogan is a child psychotherapist on the staff of
the Child Development Center at teh Goddard
Riverside Day Care Center in New York.
"When the fate of Israeli-American relations
hangs in the balance, it is doubly important that
each and every eligible American Jew express his
or her support for Israel at the ballot box this
November." declared Harold M. Jacobs, presi-
dent of the National Council of Young Israel, in
urging all American Jews to register for the up-
coming elections.
Noting that every Congressman and one-third
of the Senators who voted on the AWACs sale
proposal last year is now standing for reelection,
the Young Israel leader said that "political pro-
fessional will be watching this November to see if
the Jewish community will put its votes where its
friends are. It is vitally important for the Jewish
community to reward our friends in Washington
with meaningful political support at the polls, and
to withhold support from those who voted against
our interests."


Friday. October 22, 1982
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 5
Pankin, Rosenthal to Co-Chair Boca Logo Campaign
Milton Kretaky', Chairman of
Mens & Family Division of the
1983 UJA-Federation Campaign
announces the appointment of
Jerome Pankin and Arnold
Rosenthal as co-chairmen of the
Boca Lago Campaign.
In making the appointment
Kretsky emphasized the impor-
tance of the Boca Lago Campaign
to the success of the 1983 Drive.
"This year, with the needs be-
ing even greater, I have full con-
fidence that with these experi-
enced gentlemen at the helm of
the Boca Lago Campaign, we will
be able to run as effective a Drive
as possible," commented
Kretsky.
Rosenthal moved to South
County from Pittsburgh, Pa.
where he was treasurer of the
American Fields Service and was
treasurer and president of Pitts-
burgh's Golden Triangle Asso-
ciation. He was also active in
civic affairs with Major David
Lawrence.
In South County, Rosenthal
was chairman of the Israel Bonds
Lago Campaign in 1979 and was
chairman of the Federation-UJA
Boca Lago Drive in the 1982
drive. He is also a Board member
of the South County Jewish
Federation.
Jerry Pankin moved to South
County from New York City after
having lived in Roslyn, Long Is-
land for 20 years where he was a
member of the Presidents Council
of the American Institute of
Management. He lived in Spain
from 1969 to 1977 where he was a
Director of the Spain-US
Chamber of Commerce, heading
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Arnold Rosenthal
its Footwear Division. He was
also active in the UJA, Histadrut
and the American Jewish Com-
mittee in New York City within
the shoe industry.
In South County, Pankin is a
member of the Board of the Jew-
Tunisian Jews Attacked, Injured
PARIS (JTA) Several Jews
were injured on the Tunisian
Island of Djerba earlier this week
when pro-Palestinian demonstra-
tors attacked people going to the
synagogue to attend special
Sukkoth services.
According to unconfirmed
reports, one man had his ear cut
off in a scuffle while on his way to
the Urn Suk Synagogue on the is-
land. Two cars belonging to Jew-
ish businessmen were stoned and
slightly damaged, the reports
say.
In the city of Zarzis, in the
south of Tunisia, a woman suffer-
ed face cuts during last month's
anti-Semitic incidents, according
to Jewish travelers returning
from Tunis. Earlier reports said
that there had been no Jewish
victims and that the damage to
Jewish-owned property had only
been slight.
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ish Federation and was active in
the past Campaigns.
Ed Bobick, Chairman of the
South County Jewish Federation
Speakers Bureau is pleased to
announce that this new addition
to the services of the Federation
is now in full swing.
The Speakers Bureau is com-
prised of several knowledgeable
individuals who are well-versed
on issues relevant to the Jewish
community. They are available to
speak at meetings of Jewish and
fraternal organizations in the
South County area. Films are
also available for presentation at
these meetings.
The purpose of the "Bureau" is
to enlighten people on interna-
tional and domestic Jewish af-
fairs, as well as on the availa-
bility of services to the local Jew-
ish community through Federa-
tion.
"The extensive services offered
through the South County Jew-
ish Federation may not be of
general knowledge. This aware-
ness can only serve to benefit the
young and elderly alike. At these
gatherings, the speakers will be
of such interest and quality as to
insure success. However, I wish
to stress that there will be no
solicitation of funds by any of our
speakers," said Ed Bobick.
In the short time that the
Speakers Bureau has been in
existence, there have been 20 or-
ganizations requesting speakers.
It is hoped that this number
steadily increases.
To arrange for a speaker for a
meeting, please call the Federa-
tion office at 368-2737.
Depart inn for a special gathering in Jerusalem of Jewish Federation
leaders from around the world are: (left to right), James B. Boer,
Gladys Weinshanh and Berenice Schankerman, representing the
South County Jewish Federation. James Nobil will also represent the
Federation at the gathering.
Aliza Begin Reported 'Stable'
JERUSALEM (JTA) Premier Menachem Begin
was at the bedside of his wife, Aliza, after she was hospi-
talized for respiratory and circulatory difficulties. Hospi-
tal authorities described her condition as serious but
stable. Begin went to the hospital immediately after a
meeting with U.S. special envoy Morris Draper on the
withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon.
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Tfce Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, October 28,1982
Inquiry Board Cross-Section of Israel
Organization in the News
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA)
The three members of
the commission of inquiry
that is beginning its inves-
tigation of Israel's role, if
any, in the west Beirut
massacre, represent in
many ways, a cross-section
of Israeli society.
Chief Justice Yitzhak Kahan,
President of the Supreme Court,
who chairs the panel, is devoutly
Orthodox and an old-time settler,
having come to Palestine before
World War II. Of the two men he
appointed to the commission. Su-
preme Court Justice Aharon
Barak is of secular background
and a post-war immigrant; and
Gen. (res.) Yonah Efrat is a
native-born Israeli and career
army officer.
KAHAN, born in Brody.
Galicia, was graduated from the
Jewish gymnasium (high school)
and from the law school in Lwow,
Poland. At the age of 22, he was
qualified as a "magister of law"
and also held an economics
degree. He settled in Palestine in
1935 and was licensed to practice
law there in 1940.
In 1950. he became a magis-
trate in Haifa and three years
later a district court judge in that
city. He was appointed to the Su-
preme Court in 1970 and was ele-
vated to its presidency early this
year.
Kahan is described by his in-
timates as "very taciturn and
very wise." He is considered a
Lion of Judah
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between the Village of Lawrence
in Long Island and Del Aire in
Delray Beach. She has spent a
lifetime of activity in Jewish
communal affairs on Long Is-
land. She is past vice-president of
Hewlett Hadassah and is
presently a member of the Board
of Directors. She is a former
member of the Board of Special
Events and Special Service Divi-
sion (SESD) of the five towns
Community Chest and also served
as Dinner Dance Chairman at the
Chest Red Feather Ball. Mrs.
Levine was a founder and co-
chairman for the Lion of Judah
Division. Mrs. Levine at present
is a vice-president of Fund Rais-
ing at Peninsula Hospital Center
in Far Rocakaway. She is a life
member of Hadassah, B'nai
B'rith Women and Brandeis
University Women.
In South County. Mrs. Levine
is a member of B'nai Torah Con-
gregation. She is on the Women's
Division Campaign Cabinet
Board.
Mrs. Abramson, a part time
resident in New Jersey and in Del
Aire, Delray Beach is active in
many organizations. She was
past president of Parent's Asso-
ciation, The Montclair Kimberly
Academy in Montclair. New Jer-
sey; trustee at Clifton Mental
Health Clinic, member of the
Board of Governors of the Mental
Health Clinic of Passaic and
Cliffton; Delegate at Large. Jew-
ish Federation of Passaic and
Clifton; trustee of- American
Friends of Hebrew University,
Boca Chapter. She is on the
Board of Directors of South
County Jewish Federation, Tem-
ple Beth El in Boca Raton and
Clifton Jewish Center, Clifton.
New Jersey. She is an active
member of the Lautenberg Cen-
ter for Genera] and Tumor Im-
munology at Hebrew University
of Jerusalem.
A committee meeting will be
held Nov. 4 and the Lion of
Jndah event will be held Jan. 14.
jurist of the highest stature and
integrity. At the age of 69, his
tenure in the Supreme Court will
soon end. When he reaches the
mandatory retirement age of 70
he will step down.
BARAK, 46, was born in
Kovno, Lithuania. He escaped
death in the Holocaust when, at
the age of 8, he was smuggled out
of the Kovno ghetto in a sack. He
settled in Palestine in 1947, com-
bining law studies with military
service. He was graduated from
the Hebrew University Law
School at 22. He also studied eco-
monics and international rela-
tions.
Bara< received a doctorate in
law in 1363 and was elected Dean
of the *.aw School in 1974. He
rose to national prominence a
year lattt when the then Minister
of Justice, Haim Zadok, asked
him to serve as Attorney Gen-
eral. During his three years in
that post he earned the reputa-
tion of a tough prosecutor, hand-
ling cases involving such promi-
nent personalities as Asher
Yadlin, MK Shmuel Rechtman
and former Premier Yitzhak
Rabin and his wife, Leah.
In 1978, shortly after his ele-
vation to the Supreme Court,
Premier Menachem Begin ap-
pointed Barak to the Israeli dele-
gation to the Camp David nego-
tiations. He played a key role
there drafting the accords with
President Carter and Egyptian
lawyer-diplomat Osama el-Baz.
EFRAT, 56, began his military
career in 1948. He retired from
the army in 1977 after serving as
commander of the central com-
mand and enrolled in a univer-
sity. At present he is manager of
a government-owned -oil trans-
port company.
Efrat always shied away from
publicity and was little known
outside of army ranks. His repu-
tation among soldiers was one of
great professional skills and im-
peccable integrity.
Hadassah-Boca Maariv will
have their next meeting on
Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m.
in the Administration Building,
Second Floor, Century Village
West. A film narrated by Elie
Wiesel entitled "Jerusalem" will
be presented along with refresh-
ments.
Hadassah -Sabra is having a
meeting on Thursday, Oct. 28 at
8 p.m. Their guest speaker will
discuss her Mideast Fact-Finding
Mission. Refreshments will be
served. For more information,
please call 993-3336, 994-6423 or
368-7977.
Hadaasah-Aviva will hold their
opening meeting on Oct. 27 at
12:30 p.m., at B'nai Torah Con-
gregation, 1401 NW 4th Ave.,
Boca Raton. Mrs. Lee Newman
will present a report on the Had-
assah National Convention held
in Israel. Refreshments will be
served. All are welcome.
B'NAI ZION
B'nai Zion-Simcfaa Chapter No.
204 invites you to attend its First
Monthly Dance to be held on
Sunday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at
Luigi's Dance World. 4860 W.
Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland
Park Shopping Center. Music by
Luigi, coffee and cake will be
served. Donation of S3.50 will go
towards the B'nai Zion Homes
for Retarded Children in Israel.
For more information, please call
Henry 483-5442 or Bobbi 482-
3106 or Artie 495-0554.
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Women'a American ORT-
Delray will have their next meet-
ing on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at
12:30 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank, W. Atlantic Ave..
Delray Beach. Their guest
speaker will be Dorothy Wilkins.
whose topic will be County Gov-
ernment. Guests are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Women's American ORT-
Delray is also having an Israel
Bond Drive on Sunday, Oct. 31 at
2 p.m. at Temple Emeth, 5780 W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
Honorees are Betty Siegel and
Sylvia Breitman.
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, October 22,1982
Angry Confrontation
Begin Coalition May Feel Severe Jolt
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA)
The two leaders of the
National Religious Party's
"young guard" Educa-
tion Minister Zevulun
Hammer and Deputy For-
eign Minister Yehuda Ben-
Meir have become
embroiled in an angry con-
frontation with the Gush
Emunim movement which
could have serious political
consequences for the NRP
and eventually for Premier
Menachem Begin's coali-
tion government.
The Gush Emunim, the hard
core of the government-backed
settlers on the West Bank,
launched a bitter attack on Edu-
cation Minister Hammer follow-
ing a television interview last
week in which Hammer acknowl-
edged that his political views
were moderating as a result of the
war in Lebanon. He said he had
come to realize that kedushat
ha'am (the holiness of the nation)
was as important as kedushat
ha'aretz (the holiness of the
land). He also spoke of the need
to respect Palestinian rights.
HAMMER, a staunch sup-
porter of West Bank settlements
in the past, stressed that he still
wholeheartedly upheld the right
of Jews''to settle in all parts of
"Eretz Israel" but seemed to
equivocate on the ultimate politi-
cal status of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip. In a subsequent TV
interview, he backtracked but re-
fused to mouth the Gush
Emunim formula that "Judaea
and Samaria" must remain per-
manently under Israeli sov-
ereignty.
There was a furious reaction
from the Gush Emunim. Rabbi
Moshe '.evinger, leader of the
Kiryat Arba-Hebron settlers,
charged that Hammer had "be-
trayed" the cause for which he
was elected and demanded that
he resign from the Knesset.
Hammer was also attacked by
NRP rightwinger Rabbi Haim
Druckman, a Knesset member
and Gush Emunim leader.
Several Gush Emunim settle-
ments on the West Bank inform-
ed Hammer that he was now
persona non grata in their midst.
BUT THE Education Minister
was strongly defended by his col-
league, Deputy Foreign Minister
Ben-Meir. Although Ben-Meir
has often supported the Gush
Emunim position, he publicly
blasted them this week for advo-
cating "endless war" for Israel
and a policy which would mean
that "we would police the world
with the blood of our children."
He said it was the Gush Emunim
rather than himself and Hammer
who had deviated from the
principles of religious Zionism.
Both Hammer and Ben-Meir
have long been considerably more
hardline on foreign policy mat-
ters than the NRP's elder states-
man, Interior Minister Yosef
Burg. Burg, for his part, was
sharply critical of Begin when the
Premier initially resisted the
creation of a formal commission
of inquiry to investigate Israel's
role if any in the massacre of
Palestinians in west Beirut last
month.
6 Point Withdrawal
Continued from Page 1
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with the U.S.
Levy said that he, too, would
like to reach an immediate peace
feasible. Other ministers also ex-
was seeking to hamper Israks
effort to obtain a peace acco^hRjt
with Lebanon "or desist from
further attacks on our closest
friend and ally, the U.S." Zipori
accused Sharon of making "reck-
less charges and further en-
pressed doubt about reaching an
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at this time when the government
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still trying to consolidate its
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& iFrJ(iay, October 22, 1982
The Jewish Floridian of South County
v
Project Renewal is Making the Difference for Zvia
k By WENDY ELLIMAN
RAMAT HASHIKMA,
ISRAEL. June 22 A year ago
RJone had told Zv,a Haddad
shTwould one day graduate with
'professional qualifications from a
university, she would have sun-
plv smiled.
The eldest of five children of an
\fehanistani mother and a
Yemenite father, she had grown
un in one of Israel's distressed
urban areas, where everyday
problems are all-consuming and
university education a luxury be-
yond thinking about seriously.
But for Zvia. it is going to be
different.
r'Her own determination, her
Other's self-sacrifice and fore-
Wht. and a special effort by The
Federation of Jewish Agencies of
iGreatvr Philadelphia through
Pro;jct Renewal, are opening the
wo id of professional social work
C her. At 21. Zvia has made a
kap that most people will not
Eain in a lifetime. The odds she
iias overcome are tremendous.
Her parents. Yosef and Hedva
'frddad arrived in Israel within a
few months of one another in
1956. They were placed in the
same immigrant absorption cen-
I and moved to Ramat HaShik-
later that year. They were to
ome one of the 1,600 families
.. that rapidly built, overcrowded
ind soon deteriorating neighbor-
ed, living at the lowest socio-
onomic level of Israeli life.
Yosef Haddad had not held a
teady job for as far back as Zvia
:an remember. For the past six
fears he has been treated for al-
iholism It is Hedva Haddad
rho held the family together.
.tlhout formal education, she
rorked as a cleaner, managed to
teep her five children off the
Hurts, and sent them to schools
lutside the neighborhood. She
ias determined that her children
equipped with the toos to
Ivercome their disadvantages
id build better lives.
Zvia's mother ensured that her
fdeM daughter had the best edu-
m she could get for her. This
ni sending ther to school out-
do Ramat HaShikma. where the
pndard of teaching would be
etter and her ;>wr group aca-
lemicalh oriented, unlike most
If her contemporaries in the
teighborhood Zvia did very well
i high school.
"1 never dreamed of going to
says Zvia Until 1
nilitarj servio I never
.new anyone who had studied. In
g army trained as a medical
rlv, and my CO was a doctor.
c told me that I had potential.
" encouraged me nagged at
h>' actually until I applied."
The Hebrew University's Paul
aerwald School of Social Work
ad a place for her. She has just
.arted a four-year course there.
id for 26 hours each week. Zvia
udies psychology, sociology.
Jfcd statistics Her goal is tobe-
^S M a hospital social worker.
It's a profession where you
rk with the young and old, the
k and the lonely, all the people
o need help," she says.
ledva Haddad is delighted
Zvia is studying, not
Paging for a moment that
is not contributing to the
rily income.
But the Haddads could not
ve Zvia more than moral sup-
rt for her studies. To pay her
>y. she works for six to eight
prs a day in the coffee shop of
(KingDavid Hotel.
t s busy there," she says,
I you're always on your feet,
People are very nice. The
*T girls are great, and the
1 guests are usually pleasant.
of all, the hotel is really
about helping fit working
around my study
Zvia's studies are fitted in between 26 hours of classes and 24 hours of
work at the King David each week.
schedule."
She goes home to Ramat Ha-
Shikma only once every two
weeks "With studying and
working, I can't manage it more
often than that," she says.
Meanwhile, things are chang-
ing in Ramat HaShikma. The
Haddads have at last been moved
to a larger apartment. "It was
done by Project Renewal." says
Zvia. The Federation of Jewish
Agencies of Greater Philadelphia
is linked with Ramat HaShikma
under the joint project between
the people of Israel and world
Jewry to rehabilitate Israel's dis-
advantaged neighborhoods. "The
apartment I grew up in was one
of a hundred in Ramat HaShikma
which was condemned. When
Project Renewal began, my
family was given a new home,"
says Zvia.
After learning about Zvia's re-
markable achievements,
Philadelphia's Federation de-
cided to help by awarding her a
university scholarship on condi-
tion that she practice as a social
worker when she graduates.
Zvia was given news of her
scholarship by the Jewish
Agency's Renewal Department.
At first there was a long silence.
"I don't know what to say,"
she said at last. "I'm so excited,
so pleased, so happy. It'll help so
much."
The scholarship will be easing
the next four years for Zvia. "The
best thing is that I know there
are people who really care, who
linked their future to mine," she
says.
In Jerusalem. Zvia lives in the
university's dormitory, sharing a
room with another girl, a second
year law student from Kiryat
Ekron. also a distressed Israeli
neighborhood.
To some, the room could seem
crowded with two girls sleeping
and studying there, but by com-
parison with the damp single
room which Zvia once shared
with three brothers and a sister,
it is spacious and comfortable.
Exceptionally determined and
exceptionally bright. Zvia is one
of the few who have managed on
their own to get over the obsta-
cles facing the people in Israel's
Project Renewal neighborhoods.
"It's wonderful that my parents
are out of that damp dark apart-
ment I'm studying ... By
the time my sister starts univer-
sity she's 16 now and she
wants to be a doctor 111 be
working and be able to help her."
That is what Project Renewal
is all about: giving people what
they need to permanently over-
come socio-economic disadvan-
tage, join the mainstream of Is-
raeli life and then be able to help
others from the same background
do the same.
On November 2
Vote for
*DOROTHY
WILKEN
Palm Beach County
District 4 Commissioner
During her years as mayor and council member in Boca Raton. Dorothy Wilken built
a solid reputation as a no-nonsense, concerned representative of the people .
a careful listener ... a frank spokesman ... a strong advocate for environmental
safeguards who can get things done. As a working mother of four daughters.
Dorothy knows how to meet critical needs within a limited'budget Her Master
of Public Administration degree, experience and leadership ability combine to give
Dorothy the unique qualifications we need in our County Commission today!
Mayor of Boca Raton
Council member. Boca Raton
Chairman. Ethical Conduct Board. Boca Raton
President. Citizens Crime Watch of Boca Raton
Palm Beach County Area Planning Board
Chairman. Joint City/County Reserve Area Planning Committee
County's Charter Advisory Board. Subcommittee on Finance & Taxation
Boca Raton Charter Revision Boards
Dorothy has served as a member or in various offices of the following groups:
Academy of Political Science
American Association of University Women
American Society for Public Administration
Boca Raton Center for the Arts
Common Cause
League of Women Voters
Royal Palm Audubon Society
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, October 22,1982
JDC Nears $1 Million
Mark in Assistance
To War-Torn Lebanon
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Donations of over $325,000 in
cash and an estimated $700,000
in gifts-in-kind have brought the
total committed to Lebanon relief
by the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee to an es-
timated $1 million, according to
Henry Taub, JDC president.
The executive vice president of
the overseas relief agency, Ralph
Goldman, who recently visited
JDC programs in Lebanon, re-
ported that the JDC had the
"cooperation of Lebanese and
Israeli authorities," and that
"the major concern now is the
provision of suitable winter
shelter and clothing for the
homeless." He described the
problem as being "of such pro-
portions as to require an interna-
tional response by governmental
and voluntary agencies."
Goldman noted that in recent
weeks JDC had delivered 20 tons
of winter clothing collected in
Jerusalem, had "helped inoculate
60.000 children under age three
against polio and distributed
5.000 packets of Oral Rehydra-
tion Solution, as treatment for
dysentery."
PREVIOUSLY, he observed,
JDC had distributed 3,000 foam
rubber mattresses and 900
cartons of cooking and eating
utensils, 6,000 woolen blankets,
6,000 sets of underwear, 17 tons
of powdered milk for babies, baby
bottles, baby clothes and anti-
biotic syrup for children.
Goldman said JDC purchased
medical supplies, including five
kidney dialysis units, to resupply
and help reopen hospitals and
medical c'inics in southern Leb-
anon. He said JDC was also
funding the construction of a pre-
fabricated building on the
grounds c i' the Sidon Govern-
ment Hospital to serve as a treat-
ment center for malnourished
Lebanese and Palestinian chil-
dren.
"JDC Lebanon programs," he
added, "are being operated in
cooperation with the Lebanese
Ministry of Social Welfare, the
Lebanese Ministry of Health, the
Israel Ministrv of Social Welfare,
UNRWA, Ciritas (Catholic).
Tyre and Sidon municipal offi-
cials, the Lebanese Red Cross,
and other local agencies.
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Community Calendar
October 24
B'noi Torch Men's Club, 9:30 o.m. Board meeting Israel Bonds
First Annual Bond Campaign, 10 a.m. Temple Beth El-Solos,
10:30 a.m. Brunch Temple Emeth-Brotherhood. 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast Temple Emeth-Sisterhood, 930 a.m. meeting
Temple Emeth-Singles, 9:30o.m. meeting.
October 25
Temple Sinai-Sisterhood, 12 p.m. meeting Pioneer Women-
Kmnerel, 12:30 p.m. meeting Diamond Club, 9 a.m. meeting
Temple Sinai-Sisterhood, 12 noon B'nai B'nth Shomer Lodge
No. 3122, 2 p.m. meeting Temple Beth Shalom-Sisterhood,
10:30a.m. meeting.
October 26
Pioneer Women-Zipporah, 12 p.m. meeting Brandeis Women-
Century Village Boca, 10 a.m. Board meeting Women's
American ORT-Regional District Executive Meeting two
days.
October 27
Women's American ORT-Delray, 12:30 p.m. meeting fl
Hodossah-Aviva, 12:30 p.m. meeting. 8
October 28
Congregation Anshei Emuna-Sisterhood, 10a.m. Board meeting;;:
Jewish War Veterans-Post 266, 7 p.m. meeting Temple Beth:|;i
El, 8 p.m. Board meeting B'nai B'nth Women-Boca meeting :
Jewish War Veterans-Snyder-Tokson Post 459, 10 a.m. Board|
meeting Hadassah-Sabra, 8 p.m. meeting Temple Emeth-:|:
Brotherhood, 10 a.m. Board meeting Temple Emeth-*
Sisterhood, 10 a.m. Board meeting.
October 29
Hadassah-Boca Maanv, 12:30 p.m. meeting.
October 30
Israel Bonds Evening Porlor, meeting 7:30 p.m.
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$350,000 In Israel
Bonds Purchased
At Holiday Appeals in Palm
Beach County
$50 Million in Israel Bonds
Bought Nstkmaiy
More than $350,000 in Israel
Bonds have been purchased as a
result of High Holy Day Appeals
on Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur in Palm Beach county
synagogues; according to Jerry
Lesher. Chairman of the Palm
Beach county Bond campaign.
Lesher also reported that more
than $50 million in Israel Bond
were purchased nationally, an
increase of 40 percent over last
year's appeals.
Rabbi Leon Kronish of Miami,
Chairman of the Israel Bond Or-
ganization's Rabbinic Cabinet,
said about the appeal: "Our
theme this year, was 'Voting for a
Strong Israel Economy and a
United Jerusalem.' Jewish con-
gregants throughout North
America expressed their over-
whelming support for the
economic development of Israel
and the united capital of Israel
through a record amount of holi-
day Bond purchases."
Rabbi Kronish expressed "the
deep gratitude of the Israel Bond
Organization and the National
Rabbinic Cabinet to our many
colleagues throughout North
America whose inspiring sermons
and wholehearted cooperation
helped make this year's High
Holy Day Appeals one of the
most successful in the 32-year
history of Israel Bonds.
Bond Event
Blanche Herzlich, Chairman of
the South Palm Beach County
Hadassah Israel Bond Commit-
tee, has announced her groups
will hold an Israel Bond function
on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Temple
Emeth in Delray Beech.
There -are four Hadassah
groups involved in the Bond
drive. The Ben-Gurion chapter,
the Menachem Begin chapter, the
Rainberry chapter, and the
Shalom chapter. All are located
in Delray.
Bat Mitzvah
On Saturday. Oct. 23, Gregg
Russell Landes, son of Beverly
and Steve Landes, will be called
to the To rah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bar Mitzvah.
Gregg is a student of Boca
Raton Middle and attends the
Temple Beth El religious school.
He enjoys fishing, and baseball,
and.honors and awards include
honor society, band awards and
gifted award.
Family members sharing in the
Simcha are grandparents, Evelyn
Coplan. Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Landes, sisters Shari, Madeline
and Hallie. Out of town guests
include aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. Stan Rivelea and Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Landes, and uncle,
Mark Coplan.
Richard E. Kowalsky, M.D., P.A.
Takes Pleasure In Announcing
The Association Of
Gary K. Schneider, M.D.
For The Practice Of
Obstetrics, Gynecology
Infertility
299 W. Camino Gardens Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
(305)392-4477
With Offices At
5258 Linton Boulevard
Delray Beach, Florida 33445
(305)495-0558
The South Palm Beach County Women's American ORT Israel flbn&
Committee has announced it will hold an Israel Bond Testimonial on
Sunday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. at Temple Emeth in Delray Beach. The af-
ternoon is in honor of Sylvia Breitman, President of the Delray
Chapter; and Betty Siegel, South Palm Beach County Region
President.
Religious Directory
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Sabbath Services:
Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 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.
Kahrt, 499-4182, Cantor David Wechsler, 499-8992.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Richard Agler, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at 8
p.m. Family Shabbath Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of Each
Month. TEMPLE BETH SHALOM
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 134, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432.
Conservative, Located in Century Village, Boca. Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. Reuben Saltzman,
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: Fridav at 8 p.m., Saturday at
8:45 a.m., Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave.m (Corner
Lake Ida Rd.). Delray Beach, Fl. Reform. Mailing Address: P.O.
Box 1901, Delray Beach, Fla. 33444. Friday at 8:15 p.m. Rabbi
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Our Death Wish Revived?
The Jewish Floridian of South County
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By WILLIAM MEHLMAN
The painted faces, pros-
ate bodies and expres-
ons of ecstatic self-
ghteousness are disturb-
^ly familiar. They are, of
ourse, the registered
rademark of America's
,'ietnam protest genera-
ion, transported in toto
rom State Street, Chicago
o Kikar Malchai Yisrael,
el Aviv.
The main trouble with all this
overworked deja uu, however, is
not that it's second hand and
third rate. Lack of originality
isn't a punishable offense. What
cannot be excused is the shocking
cost of these borrowed rags so
demonstrably beyond the means
of the borrower.
SABRA and Shatila are not
Mylai, and Tel Aviv is not
Thicago. And after the mea cul-
paniks have finished flagellating
themselves to the ultimate lather.
William Mehlman is former
editor of The Times of Israel
and the World Jewish Re-
view. Currently, he edits
The Insiders' Chronicle, a
financial weekly. He has
contributed other articles to
The Jewish Floridian on the
subject of Jews and Israel
certain immutable facts will still
be staring them in the face. To
wit:
Israel is still surrounded by
100 million Arabs largely bent on
its eradication. Sabra-Shatila has
no more altered that design than
Ronald Reagan's "peace" plan.
Israel Defense Forces are all
that stand between the design
and its facilitation the very
same IDF that certain of its offi-
cers have opted to abandon in the
name of some presumably higher
moral imperative.
Israel, with all its well-
publicized deficiencies, is still a
government of and by people,
and embodied within its common
law is the universal democratic
concept of due process. It means
that guilt, moral turpitude and
degrees thereof are determined
only after a meticulous, dispas-
sionate examination of all the
facts, not in some precipitous
rush to judgment on the part of
impassioned street demonstra-
tors.
I Israel, whatever the short-
comings of its leaders and the
final judgement of its electorate,
remains the single beacon of
civilized decency in a region still
struggling to emerge from
medieval darkness. Any attempt
to equate the two is a slander too
contemptible to discuss.
Israel, where the blood of the
few has purchased the right of so
many to plant their flag, reincar-
nate their language, reclaim their
buried past and ancient faith and
rest their heads after 1,900 years
of wandering, is the last stop for
the Jews as a people. After which
there is nothing zero. obli-
vion. It transcends Begin,
Sharon, Peres, Rabin, right-
Major Differences
'Protracted' Negotiations on the Fire
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA)
Israeli officials predicted
"tough and probably pro-
tracted" negotiations for
me withdrawal of all for-
eign forces from Lebanon
after U.S. special envoy
Philip Habib returned to
Washington to report to
President Reagan and spe-
cial envoy Morris"'Draper1
returned to Beirut after a
lengthy meeting with Pre-
mier Menachem Begin and
fense Minister Ariel
Sharon in Jerusalem.
An official statement issued by
Begins office after the meeting
with Draper said Israel and the
U.S. agreed in principle that Is-
raeli and Syrian forces should
pull out of Lebanon simultan-
eously, either in stages or all at
once. But American sources here
would not confirm this and re
fused to take a public position on
any of the substantive issues.
IN FACT, there appeared to be
substantial differences between
the Israelis and Americans on
such key matters as the tuning of
the Palestine Liberation Organ-
ization pull-out from Lebanon
and arrangements for a security
zone north ot Israel's border to
ensure that the PLO would not
return. Those differences and re-
ported Syrian resistance to the
principle of simultaneous with-
drawal apparently gave rise to
the feeling here that the talks will
be hard and long.
Israeli sources reported that
Draper told Begin that President
Hafez Assad of Syria rejected the
idea of simultaneity on grounds
that the Syrian army had entered
Lebanon in 1976 at that coun-
try's request with the backing of
the Arab League as a peace-keep-
big-Joree, .whereas Israel's army
invaded the country. Assad
would not agree, therefore, that
the two armies be "equated" with
respect to their withdrawals.
The Israeli sources also listed
two other problem areas. Begin
demands that the PLO be
removed as the first step in ad-
vance of the Israeli and Syrian
pull-outs. There are an estimated
5,000 PLO combatants deployed
behind Syrian lines in the Bekaa
Valley in eastern Lebanon and
between 1,000-1,500 others in the
northern coastal city of Tripoli.
BEGIN CITED the ambush
attack that killed six Israeli sol-
diers and wounded 22 near Aleh
village east of Beirut as further
proof of the urgency of getting all
PLO forces out of Lebanon.
But Israeli sources have in-
dicated privately that the U.S.
does not seem to support Begin's
demand for a prior withdrawal by
the PLO. There are signs that
Israel might soften its stand if
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concrete arrangements can be
made to ensure that the PLO and
the Syrians leave Lebanon at the
same time.
Begin does not subscribe to the
view expressed by Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir in New
York earlier that the PLO would
automatically withdraw from
Lebanon if it is deprived of
Syrian protection against the
superior forces of the rightwing
Lebanese Phalangists.
Begin suspects that the Sy-
rians and pro-Syrian forces in
Lebanon, notably the Christians,
belonging to the clan of former
Lebanese President Suleiman
Franjieh, might try to set up
PLO enclaves in northern Leb-
anon after the Syrian and Israeli
armies departed. The PLO and
its backers would then be in a
position to influence Lebanon's
internal politics, the Israelis fear.
THE SECOND major problem
is Israel's demand for a security
zone of some 40 kilometers depth
north of the Israeli border to
make sure the PLO never returns
to that region. Shamir has al-
ready informed United Nations
Secretary General Javier Perez
deCuellar that Israel opposes ex-
tension of the UNIFIL (United
Nations Interim Force in Leb-
anon) mandate when it expires.
Israel also opposes the replace-
ment of UNIFIL by a multina-
tional force.
Israel would clearly like to see
the Lebanese army take respon-
sibility for the security zone, pre-
ferably through Israel's closest
Lebanese ally, Maj. Saad Had-
dad, who heads the Christian
militia in south Lebanon.
Israeli officials are also speak-
ing of an open border between
Israel and Lebanon, even in the
absence of a formal peace treaty
between the two countries. Al-
though a peace treaty was one of
the stated objectives of Israel's
campaign in Lebanon, it is not
now a realistic prospect in view of
recent developments. But Israeli
authorities want to continue to
have free access to Lebanon to
monitor conditions at first hand.
THE ISSUE of south Lebanon
has not yet been thrashed out be-
tween Begin and Sharon and the
two American special envoys.
But there are signs that the U.S.
does not go along with Israel's
wishes there. According to re-
ports from Washington, Habib
will not return to the Middle East
for the time being unless a new
crisis erupts.
wingers, lett-wingers, pietists,
free thinkers and all reflections of
their political egos and moral
postures. Any individual or
group who would dare gamble
with that irreplaceable jewel,
whether in the interest of some
illusory political gain or the
momentary titilation of the
flagellation post, had better hope
he never has to face his maker.
TO SAY all this is in no way to
belittle the dimensions of the
tragedy that took place in Beirut,
or the incredible manner in which
the government initially con-
fronted it. Let the totally inde-
pendent commission of inquiry
Begin so unwisely opposed pro-
ceed to its appointed business.
Let all errors of judgment, omis-
sion and commission if any
be exposed along with their per-
petrators.
If the government is thereby
discredited, then let it resign. Be-
gin and Sharon are not Israel
anymore than Golda and Dayan
were, though it bears pointing
out that neither of the latter two
did resign, even as their adminis-
tration presided over the most
traumatic episode in the history
of the state, the loss of 2,600 of
Israel's brightest and best in the
Yom Kippur War.
A nation deep in mourning but
still wary of the passions of the
moment waited for the Agranat
Commission to speak its peace
before delivering its own verdict.
NOTHING WOULD so be-
come the present situation as a
sense of proportion. To concede
that Lebanon is a place where
massacre has been a way of life
for at least seven years is not to
excuse Israel's involvement,
however substantial or tenuous,
that might prove, in the events of
Sept. 16-18 in Beirut. But it is
also not to declare the end of the
world at hand. What the murder
of three million Cambodians and
the "yellow rain" poisonings of
tens of thousands of Afghanis
and Laotians have not yet
wrought, will surely not be
wrought by Israel's proximity to
a scene in which one group of
Arabs killed another group of
Arabs in settlement of some old
and new scores.
Nor does it suffice to say that
those in the West who ignored
terror and massacre in Lebanon
for so long and recently couldn't
wait to extricate their forces from
the country for fear of one of
them contracting a fatal hangnail
are hardly in a position to sit in
judgment on Israel. That wfll not
mitigate any failings in carrying
out the responsibility Israel as-
sumed when it undertook to fill
the vacuum created in Beirut by
the departure of the multina-
tional forces.
AGAIN, however, there is a
need to be mindful of the hisr
torical context of the Lebanese
tragedy and to be especially
vigilant against that most dan-
gerous of all syndromes emo-
tional self-indulgence. If there is
one thing Israel with its crushing
economic, military and security
burden and large, unfinished
social tasks can least afford, it is
an open-ended emotional binge.
As a function of pure remorse,
it might be understandable
within limits but there is de-
veloping around it the menacing
vacuity that personified the ex-
cesses of the American "pro-
testors" of the late 60s and early
70s which did so much to under-
mine that nation's will and values
and to prepare the ground for the
catastrophic events that followed
in Southeast Asia.
The enemy may well be smell-
ing blood in Israel for the first
time. What he has failed to win
through wars, terror, the oil wea-
pon, boycott and a billion dollar
propaganda siege Israel's ex-
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