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Volume 8 Number 34
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, October 24,1986
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Price 35 Cents
Glenn's Amendment Would Have Prevented Role for Israel in SDI
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) An amend-
ment that could have prevented Israel's
participation in some research for the
Reagan Administration's Strategic
Defense Initiative (SDI) has been deleted
from the Defense Department's ap-
propriation bill for 1987.
The amendment proposed by Sen. John
Glenn (D., Ohio) was removed during the
Senate-House conference on the ap-
propriations bill, largely through the ef-
forts of Rep. Jim Courter (R., N.J.), accor-
ding to Howard Kohr, deputy director of
the National Jewish Coalition.
THE GLENN AMENDMENT was not
aimed specifically at Israel, but at all
Continued on Page 10
*** _
Shamir: No Int'l.
Talks, No Arab State

Kohanim pray with lulav at the Western Wall during the festival
o/Sukkoth in Jerusalem. It was near this spot that a grenade at-
tack on Israeli soldiers and their families carried out by a mili-
tant wing of the Palestine Liberation Organization killed one per-
son and wounded 69 last week (Oct. 15).
And
Other Faiths
Pope Invites Jews,
Christians to Prayer Day
By LISA BILLIG
ROME (JTA) Pope
John Paul II has issued in-
vitations to Jews, Christians
and representatives of other
faiths to convene at Assisi
Oct. 27 for an international
day of prayer for peace.
Through diplomatic channels,
all nations are being asked to lay
down their arms for the entire
day, reporters ware told at a
Vatican press conference. The ap-
peal has gone out not only to na-
tions in a state of war or formal
belligerence bat alto "to those
who seek to achieve their aims
through terrorism or other forms
of violence," Msgr. Achille
Silvestrini, the Vatican Secretary
of State, declared.
"Of course we realize that peace
Continued on Page 11
Shultz Says
There Was No Refusenik Understanding at Reykjavik
By HUGH ORGEL
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Premier Yitzhak Shamir's
25-member Cabinet won
Knesset approval Monday
by a vote of 82-17 with three
abstentions. In a 40-minute
address preceding the vote
of confidence, Shamir said
his government would focus
mainly on economic affairs
during the final two years of
its tenure but would also
vigorously pursue the peace
process.
He stressed the "unity of the
r^aaid-tAat U.S.-Israei rela-
tions were at an "unprecedented
peak" and expressed hope that
the Eastern European bloc, "first
and foremost" the Soviet Union,
would change their attitude
toward Israel.
SHAMIR EMPHASIZED that
"Like its predecessor, this
government will be a government
of national unity ... It will refrain
from divisiveness and extremism,
will strive for mutual respect and
consideration for others, and will
seek to augment the love of Israel
within us."
He said that both Likud and the
Labor Party shared the aim of a
strong and economically sound
Israel living at peace with its Arab
neighbors. He said the differences
between the main coalition part-
ners were not over aims but over
the tactics needed to achieve
those aims.
"National unity is not just a
matter of parliamentary conve-
nience," Shamir said. "Those who
conceived the idea of the unity
government hoped and desired
that by virtue of its very forma-
tion and existence, that govern-
ment would project a message of
unity, of drawing closer together,
of love of Israel, and of true
cooperation among the country's
political leadership and between
all the strata of the population in
the country.
"These goals have already been
achieved to a certain extent, and
the government I head will indeed
make the unity of the nation its
Continued on Page 3
i

PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK SHAMIR
New Conspiracy?
Is Veep Bush Behind
Arms Sales to Iran?
By MARGIE OLSTER
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Attorneys for some of 17
defendants, including four
Israelis charged here with
conspiracy to illegally sell
American weapons to Iran,
have made motions to
dismiss the charges on
grounds of entrapment, lack
or jurisdiction for the case in
New York and prejudicial
pretrial publicity.
A hearing on the motion before
a federal judge in the Manhattan
U.S. District Court was scheduled
to begin late Monday. After hear-
ing from the defense and prosecu-
tion, the court will decide whether
to dismiss the charges.
AN AFFIDAVIT filed late last
month in support of this motion by
Paul Grand, one of the attorneys
representing Sam Evans who is
the alleged middleman in the con-
spiracy, contends that high-
ranking Administration, State
Continued on Pace 2
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By DAVID FRIEDMAN week did not come about
WASHINGTON (JTA) because of any "precise
Secretary of State agreement" during the
George Shultz said Sunday meeting between President
that tiie exit visas given two Reagan and Soviet leader
Soviet Jewish families last Mikhail Gorbachev in Reyk-
Na'amat USA Biennial Conference off Southeast Area Opens.. .See Page 5
javik, Iceland Oct 11-12.
"We didn't have any precise
agreement, although many names
of individuals were talked about,"
Shultz said on the NBC-TV "Mt-et
the Press" program. He i ed
that Reagan and Gorbachev also
discussed the "hundreds of
thousands who would love to
emigrate. So all of that was
discussed, but there was no
precise agreement on either of
those cases."
Continued on Page 2


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New Conspiracy
Is Bush Behind Arms to Iran?
Continued from Page 1
Department and Pentagon of-
ficials considered and eventually
approved covert arms sales of
American military hardware to
Iran, using some of the defen-
dants as agents.
Grand also alleges that U.S.
Customs agents and a govern-
ment informant in the case
pressured the defendants to use il-
legal means to obtain the weapons
for Iran, while the defendants in-
sisted on using legal means.
Grand's affidavit, based on
some 200 tapes the government
recorded with the help of the in-
formant and numerous interviews
with defendants in the case,
claims that Vice President George
Bush, Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger, Marine
Corps commandant Gen. P.X.
Kelley and unnamed State
Department and Pentagon of-
ficials were in contact directly
with several of the defendants and
were involved in an active debate
over changing U.S. government
policy to begin covert arms sales
to Iran on a quiet level.
GRAND AND other defense at-
torneys received access to copies
of the government tapes as part of
the discovery process in criminal
cases. In his affidavit, Grand
quotes from taped conversations
between the defendants and the
government informant in which
the defendants say they met with
Bush's aides in West Germany to
discuss an arms deal with the Ira-
nians and that Bush had given
"the green light."
The affidavit also cites press
reports in which an unnamed
White House official acknowledg-
ed "a secret tilt toward Iran after
six years of mutual hostility"
within the Reagan
Administration.
This official reportedly stated
the U.S. hopes to solidify relations
with "reasonable" leaders in
Tehran and "regularize" the arms
flow from the U.S. directly to Iran
instead of going through mid-
dlemen, one of which was iden-
tified as Israel.
THE WEAPONS allegedly
under negotiation included F-4
and F-5 fighter jets, C-130
transport planes, thousands of
TOW missiles, Hawk missiles,
Sidwinders, Sparrow guided
missiles and Skyhawk aircraft.
According to the indictment,
the weapons were already in the
possession of Israel and three un-
named countries, and the defen-
dants were conspiring to resell the
arms without obtaining the proper
licenses for resale from the State
Department. The State Depart-
ment is the ultimate authority for
approving foreign military aid.
Under the U.S. ban imposed on
selling American arms to Iran,
No Refusenik Understanding
At Reykjavik, Says Shultz
Continued from Page 1
THE TWO CASES he referred
to were those of David Goldfarb, a
long-time refusenik, who was
flown to the U.S. by Armand
Hammer last Thursday with his
wife, Cecilia, and Viktor and In-
easa Flerov who were told Friday
they could leave for Israel. Inessa
Flerova has a brother in Israel,
Michael Shirman, who suffers
from acute leukemia. She will
donate bone marrow for a
transplant that may save his life.
In an address to the National
Press Club Friday, Shultr said
there was "sustained discussion"
on human rights issues in Iceland.
He said the National Conference
for Soviet Jewry and other human
Demjanjuk
Files Appeal
JERUSALEM (JTA) Nazi
war crime suspect John Demjan-
juk appealed to the High Court of
Justice last Friday against the
decision by a lower court to hold
him in custody until the end of
legal proceedings against him.
The Jerusalem District Court
ruled that Demjanjuk would re-,
main in detention after the state
charged him with murdering
thousands of Jews at the
Treblinka death camp in Poland
during World War II.
Demjanjuk, 66, was extradited
from the U.S. last February. He
has continuously argued that he
was not the Nazi criminal known
as "Ivan the Terrible," and that
he had never been to Treblinka.
In the petition filed at the High
Court, his lawyer, Mark O'Con-
nor, said he could not present the
full arguments against his client's
continued detention because he
was not presented with all the
evidence against Demjanjuk. The
appeal will probably be heard this
week.
rights groups "helped us to make
a powerful presentation."
Asked on "Meet the Press"
about criticism that the U.S. was
making concessions to the Soviets
in return for the release of in-
dividuals, Shultz replied, "trading
in human beings is inherently a
repulsive matter." He added,
however, that the Soviet "system
is as it is. When we can get people
out we're glad to have them out."
HE STRESSED that it was not
only important to gain the emigra-
tion of people whose names are
well known, but also the "great
mass of people" who want to
leave. The number of refuseniks in
the Soviet Union is estimated at
400,000.
Asked if Gorbachev knows that
if he were to come to the U.S. for
a summit meeting be would face
large demonstrations, Shultz said
the Soviet leader has been told
"he will be treated with the
respect and dignity that he
deserves. But there won't be the
kind of warmth out there in the
American public ... because of
the human rights problem."
On other matters, Shultz said
the situation along Israel's nor-
thern border was "tense," but he
did not expect a war to break out.
"We certainly don't want that to
happen," he said. He added, "We
do have a situation where Israel in
its northern border is concerned,
and understandably so, about at-
tacks that come from southern
Lebanon."
SHULTZ DENIED an Israeli
report that he sent a letter to in-
coming Premier Yitzhak Shamir
not to establish more Jewish set-
tlements in the West Bank.
However, he said be was opposed
to the expansion of such set-
tlements. Shultz said he had a
"long session" with Shamir when
he was here as Foreign Minister in
September to attend the United
Nations General Assembly, and
spoke as well with other Israelis.
those licenses titks
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legally. Both the
dants" and tht".r ittMrl
the Israeli govenUMOt M sware
of the alleged MfOtBl
Since 1979 a number of reports
of Israeli sales of American-made
spare parts and weapons hi'.
faced in the press Israel has
steadfastly denied the allegations
and press reports
American government officials
responded to the allegations in the
affidavit with consistently firm
denials of any involvement of U.S.
officials or government agencies
in approving the covert sale of
American weapons to Iran
THE INDICTMENT issued in
April charged 1? defendants with
51 counts of conspiracy to resell
some $2.5 billion of American
weapons earmarked for Israel and
three other unspecified countries
to Iran. Other charges included
mail and wire fraud.
Three Israelis and one
American resident of Israel are
among the 17 defendants charged
in the conspiracy. The four are out
on bond awaiting their trial
scheduled for late November in
U.S. District Court ir. Manhattan.
The case broke with the arrest
of Evans, an Amencar.. and the
four Israelis upon their a
Bermuda on Apr. 29. They believ-
ed they were going to sign the
contracts for the arms deal
But in cooperation with tbeCS.
government, the Bermudian
government had placed the five on
a Stop List, and upon their arr
they were arrested for iiiega. en-
try. One month later, the Bermu-
dian government extradited the
five to the U.S.
THE U.S. Customs Department
and the U.S. Attorney's Office of
the Justice Department built their
case on what Grand's affidavit
claims was an elaborate sting
operation conducted with the
cooperation of a former Iranian
arms procurement agent. Cyrus
Hashemi, who was indicted in the
U.S. in 1984 for selling American-
made weapons to Iran.
Hashemi, who posed as an arms
buyer for the Iranian government,
agreed to record various meetings
and phone conversations with the
defendants as part of a coopera-
tion agreement made with the
government in which he would not
stand trial immediately for 1984
indictment.
Hashemi, the government's key
witness, died of acute leukemia in
a London hospital in July. After
an official investigation into the
cause of death, the U.S. At-
torney's office in Manhattan con-
cluded that Hashemi died of "ap-
parently natural circumstances "
indicating that there were no
suspicious circumstances surroun-
ding his death between the indict-
ment and the trial.
THE GOVERNMENTS case
now relies almost entirely on some
200 tapes of phone conversations
and meetings between Hashemi
and the defendants.
Grand used excerpts from the
tapes in his affidavit to show that
Hashemi attempted at every step
of the negotiations to encourage
the defendants to obtain
American arms illegally. The ex-
cerpts show that the defendants
insisted on exhausting all the legal
channels for obtaining the arms
with legitimate American ap-
proval. The excerpts also show
that the defendants were convinc-
ed that U.S. officials were goine
to give that approval.
In the tapes, Hashemi also turn-
ed down several of the defen
dants' offers to sell Iran non-
Amencan weaponry, including
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Religious Directory
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
am. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 394-5732. President: Dr. Israel Bnik. Services Friday
evening 6:45 p.m. Shabbat morning 9:00 a.m. Mincha-Maariv 7:30
p.m. For additional information call above number or 393-6730.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:46 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
CONGREGATION BETH AMI
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Jewish Federation, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton;
r nday evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agier. Cantor
,ni^ Swerun- Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 8177 W. Glades Road. Suite 214,
Boca Raton. FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
CONGREGATIONI TORAH OHR
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
LJvid Wssenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
anaraer. For information on services and educational classes snd
Programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
122 WSf AU^tk Av tHbty Beach, Florida 88446. Conser-
vafaye. Phone 4954466 and 495-1800. Rabbi Morris SOberman.
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Shamir Vows There'll
Be No Int'l. Talks,
No New Arab State
Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Continued from Page 1
chief concern," Shamir said.
SHAMIR TERMED the
government's economic program
a "Zionist economy." Its goals, he
said, are "reducing inflation to ac-
ceptable levels in order to attract
immigration and ensure economic
growth with work available for all
newcomers, and the settlement of
the entire Eretz Israel the
Biblical land of Israel or
Palestine."
According to Shamir, "The uni-
ty government which has just con-
cluded the first half of its term of
office, has already registered
some not inconsiderable
achievements in the economy,
in labor relations, in foreign
policy, in the war against Arab
terrorism, and in fortifying
Israel's security."
He expressed his "thanks and
appreciation to the outgoing
Prime Minister, Mr. Shimon
Peres, for the understanding and
cooperation he accorded me dur-
ing the two years (of Peres'
tenure), and to wish him the best
in his next position" as Foreign
Minister.
SHAMIR presented an essen-
tially conservative economic pro-
gram. "We have to adopt the rule
of refraining as far as possible
from any government interven-
tion in the economic sector, unless
the need to do so has been pro-
ven," he said.
"In any other case, there is no
place for subsidies, for incentives,
for grants, or for providing free
services to everyone which con-
stitute the reason for heavy taxa-
tion." He said however that en-
couragement should be given
"any manifestation of initiative,
action, originality and the
assumption of personal
responsibility."
He pledged that "Every work-
ing citizen will be able to earn a
living with dignity and the State
will be able to look forward to
economic growth and augmented
aliya, the Zionist goal for whose
sake the State of Israel was
established and exists."
He conceded that reviving
economic growth will be difficult.
"Yet this is the true challenge.
Economic growth does not mean
only a growth in the national pro-
duct that enables a higher stan-
dard of living and reduced
dependence on foreign aid.
Economic growth signifies, first
of all, creating the conditions that
will allow us to fulfill the country's
Zionist goals and above all,
aliya.
"THIS MEANS that we must
concentrate on those changes that
will permit new immigrants to live
and earn a living in this country.
We will have to struggle to cut
back on every non-essential
government expenditure.
We must place the emphasis on
a concrete effort to reduce the
burden of taxation a taxation
which hinders the emergence of
new places of employment for our
young people, for demobilized
soldiers, and for new
immigrants."
Shamir added that it was no
"exaggeration to term the
economic system which the
government will seek to forge a
'Zionist economy' an economy
that will not be based only on solid
economic principles but also on
the Zionist values which must be
our guide, and among them the
supreme value of settlement
throughout Eretz Yisrael. We will
not discriminate between one part
of the country and the other ..."
HE SAID, "We want to assure
the Arab residents of Judaea,
Samaria (West Bank) and the
Gaza district a life of dignity and a
life of peaceful co-existence with
their Jewish neighbors. It is our
aspiration that these Arab
residents will be able to run their
affairs by themselves. But the
necessary condition for this is ab-
solute severance from the various
terrorist organizations. The PLO
with its various branches poses
the danger to their future and
well-being and it is the obstacle to
a settlement and to peace."
He invited the Arabs of the ad-
ministered territories who reject
terrorism to enter into dialogue
with Israelis. He also promised
"to ensure Israeli Arabs their
rights and the advancement of
their living conditions." He ap-
pealed to Arab "public figures and
educators" in Israel "to exert
their influence in order to deepen
the affinity and loyalty of Israeli
Arabs toward the State" and to
serve as "a bridge between Israel
and its Arab neighbors. (to) ex-
pedite understanding and peace in
the region."
Shamir pledged that "The
government will continue in-
defatigably to create conditions
that will enable Israel and Jordan
to live in peace alongside each
other. But we will not be able to
attain this without free, direct,
face-to-face discussion. No inter-
national forum can serve as a
substitute for direct negotiations.
"IT IS ALSO perfectly clear
that peace and the terrorist
organizations cannot coexist, and
therefore we are following with
interest Jordan's trend to free
itself of any relationship with the
PLO," Shamir said. He expressed
regret that "despite efforts of the
government, with the assistance
of representatives of the United
States government, Jordan has
not yet responded to our call to
come to the negotiation table."
"The State of Israel has more
than once proved its sincere
desire for peace through the dif-
ficult and painful sacrifices made,
both in life and property, within
the framework of the various
agreements with its neighbors, up
to and including the peace treaty
with Egypt," Shamir said.
He said that although there are
disputes within the government
over tactics, "not over essence
and goals," there is "no point or
purpose in fanning the dispute
amongst ourselves so long as the
Arab side has not presented a pro-
posal that is acceptable to even
part of the government."
BUT SHAMIR stressed that
"We shall not sit idly by. The
government will continue to in-
itiate and seek ways to peace and
we shall not let the initiative fall
from our hands."
He said the government will
continue to adhere to the basic
guidelines continuing the peace
process, as agreed to at Camp
David. But within those
guidelines, "Israel will oppose the
establishment of an additional
Palestinian state in the Gaza
district and between Israel and
Jordan and will not negotiate with
the PLO."
Shamir hailed Israel's relations
with the U.S. which, he said,
reached an "unprecedented peak"
after President Reagan's 1983 en-
dorsement of strategic coopera-
tion between the two countries.
"President Reagan thus laid the
foundation for a very close
framework of cooperation which
has increasingly developed since,"
Shamir said.
"In the past two years, we con-
tinued to consolidate and foster
these important relations. Today
we have reached a situation when
Israel and the U.S. are allies in
many spheres, and formal expres-
sion should be given to this net-
work of relations. The govern-
ment will persist in developing
special relations with the U.S.,
our great friend, and will give this
topic high priority."
SHAMIR EXPRESSED hope
that there will be "a change of
heart on the part of the Eastern
bloc countries" toward Israel,
"first and foremost the USSR."
"Nonetheless," he said, "it is
our duty as a Jewish State to de-
mand of the Soviet government to
change its attitude toward our
people living in its territory and to
allow them to live as Jews, to
unite with their people and to im-
migrate to their homeland."
In his peroration, Shamir
declared: "From Jerusalem must
go forth a call to our people in all
parts of the diaspora: Come back
home, for Eretz Yisrael is your
place. We will receive you with
open arms in order to continue
marching together toward the
great and glorious chapter in the
history of our people: The chapter
of perfect redemption of the
Jewish people in its land."
Left to right are Italian film director Franco
Zeferelli, Prime Minister Shimon Peres,
opera star Placido Domingo and Mayor Ted-
(JTA/WZN News Photo)
dy Kollek at the recent premiere of 'Otello' in
Jerusalem.
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4 cups (32 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 package (8 oz.) cream
cheese, softened
Vicupm*
Vi cup mtnced onion
1V* teaspoons dried beaM
1 teaspooon garlic
powder
v* teaspoon dried
oregano
2 cups broccok florets
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
4 cups (16 oz.) shredded low-
moisture mozzarella cheese
V. cup grated Parmesan cheese
Combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, milk, onion, basil, garlic powder and oregano and
blend untH smooth Add vegetables. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package; drain and
lay flat in single layer until needed. Spread V* cup vegetable mixture into 9x12x2-mch baking
dish to cover bottom. Add s layer of noodles, one-fourth remaining vegetable mixture and
sprinkle with some of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, ending with
cheese Bake at 375* for 50 minutes or until hot and bubbly Let stand 10 minutes before
serving. Makes 8 servings
Rortzoai Sono Bnoni.
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Israel and Sale
Of Arms to Iran
For years now, Israel has insisted it is not
selling arms to Iran in its war against Iraq.
Now it appears that Israel's determined
repudiation of reports to the contrary may
be wrong and even dishonest after all, and
that the powers that be both in Jerusalem
and in Tel Aviv are stonewalling a very com-
plex conspiracy.
To complicate matters worse, Vice Presi-
dent George Bush may be involved. Four
Israelis are included among 17 defendants
awaiting their trial scheduled for late
November in U.S. District Court in
Manhattan.
According to Paul Grand, who represents
middleman Sam Evans in the alleged con-
spiracy, Vice President Bush is mvolved
with some of the 17 defendants in active
debate over changing U.S. policy to begin
covert arms sales to Iran.
Grand says he has the taperecorded evidence to
show that Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger
and Marine Corps commandment Gen. P.X. Kelley,
among others, are also involved.
Wondering About Motives
It would be inconceivable that such highly-placed
government leaders, including as yet unnamed State
Department and Pentagon officials, would be able to
carry out this kind of an undercover operation
without the approval of President Reagan himself.
Nevertheless, it is charged by Grand that Vice
President Bush's aides met with the defendants in
West Germany to discuss an arms deal with the Ira-
nians. Grand further charges that Bush gave them
"the green light" there.
To complicate matters for Israel, it is Israel which is
mentioned as a major middleman whose role is to
"regularize" the arms flow from the U.S. to Iran.
We wonder why in the world either the United
States or Israel would each have it in its interest in-
dividually and in their mutual interest collectively to
favor Iran over Iraq. Of all of the Middle Eastern na-
tions, Iran is the most intractable, with its Islamic
fundamentalism turning that country back into a
medieval bastion of militant hatred for Western
civilization, including the religions and civilizations of
Judaism and Christianity as a whole.
U.S. Covering Tracks
This is not to be construed as a suggestion that
^modern" Irag makes that nation any more
"moderate" so far as the dominant value systems of
the Western world are concerned. After all, Iraq is a
Soviet client state.
So far as the United States is concerned, Grand in-
sists that his taped evidence names a thuafar uniden-
tified White House official who has declared that
there is "a secret tilt toward Iran after six years of
mutual hostility" within the Reagan Administration
about what this nation's policy toward the Iraq-Iran
war should be.
Who the White House official is, we have yet to
learn. What this explains about the reasons for our
nation's "tilt" is harder to imagine. But Israel's role
remains even more inexplicable. And possibly
therefore more damnable once the defense attorney's
evidence becomes part of the District Court's public
record. ;
Rotation on Road
Once again, Yitzhak Shamir is Prime
Minister of Israel. It happened almost as
easily as we suggested in these columns two
weeks ago it would happen. A virtually
predictable bitch a struggle over Cabinet
positions and outgoing Prime Minister
Shimon Peres' adamance about one of them
kept what was the certainty of rotation
for the Unity Government on tenter hooks
but a few days longer.
In his address to the Knesset on Monday,
Prime Minister Shamir insisted that there
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would be little change in his rule from what
had occurred during Mr. Peres' tenure.
After all, why should there be? Mr. Peres
made monumental strides toward economic
stability and even some more modest ones
toward peace in the Middle East. What is
more, Mr. Peres achieved a level of world
leadership respect and even friendship for
him personally that Mr. Shamir may find dif-
ficult to emulate.
Tough Act To Follow
Part of this difficulty may stem from the
fact that Mr. Peres will be a difficult act for
anyone to follow. For Mr. Shamir this will be
especially true. He may anticipate little
change, but how otherwise is one to judge
his statement to the Knesset that "No inter-
national forum can serve as a substitute for
direct negotiations" between Israel and its
adversary Arab nations?
After all, Mr. Peres had several times
reiterated his readiness to accept such a
forum under the right circumstances. These,
of course, would include the Soviet return of
normal diplomatic relations to both nations
as a prerequisite to its role as an arbiter in
the Middle East peace process.
Does this mean that Mr. Shamir would
refuse even if the Soviets were to comply?
Then how could he, in the same address, ex-
press the hope that there must be "a change
of heart on the part of the Eastern bloc
countries" toward Israel, "first and
foremost the USSR"? Given the "change of
heart," would Mr. Shamir still say no after
Mr. Peres had already said yes?
Shamir's Hard Job
We must concede that Mr. Peres' two-
year tenure and his successes rest partly on
the cooperative spirit of the Likud Party and
Mr. Shamir in avoiding confrontations with
French Rightist
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the outgoing Prime Minister's policies.
Without this forthcoming spirit, there would
have been a rupture in the Unity Govern-
ment, a Peres resignation and new national
elections, which Mr. Peres would most cer-
tainly have won hands down.
What there is now to hope for is that, once
again in the driver's seat, Mr. Shamir will
want the very same cooperation extended
toward him. In the end, this must mean a
Prime Minister's peace policy that the Labor
Party and Mr. Peres can accommodate
themselves to. In this sense, Mr. Shamir
surely meant in his address Monday that
there would be little change that his Unity
Government partners would find hard to ac-
cept without complaint.
But that would necessarily mean Likud ac-
ceptance of an international peace forum, in-
cluding the Soviet Union under the right
conditions. Otherwise, what we have once
again is a Likud Party and a Likud Prime
Minister whom other world leaders consider
intractable from the start.
LePen's Impressive Gains This Year
Friday, October 24,1986
Volume 8
21 TISHRI 6747
Number 34
By ALISON B. CARB
Jean-Marie Le Pen and his
National Front made im-
pressive gains in the French
elections earlier this year,
riding a wave of xenophobia
inspired by such slogans as
"France for the French"
and "Two million im-
migrants eauals two million
unemployed:."
For the first time since its foun-
ding in Paris in 1972, the National
Front, which used to fight its bat-
tles as a fringe group in the
streets, has become an important
political force in France. By winn-
ing 10 percent of the popular vote
in France's legislative elections in
March and a resulting 35 seats in
the 577 seat National Assembly,
over-all the party emerged with
more support in key cities than
polls had predicted.
WHY 18 the National Front
becoming popular? Mainly
because it has objected to the
presence in France of large
numbers of immigrants many
from Algeria, Morocco and other
parts of North Africa who, it
contends, cause unemployment,
taking away jobs from the French.
But there is another more wor-
risome side to the National Front
Its opponents, with good reason,
have called the party racist,
fascist and anti-Semitic. Party
publications have expressed racist
and anti-Semitic viewpoints and
some National Front leaders have
Nazi or neo-Nazi connections.
Since its establishment in 1981,
the National Front's daily
newspaper, Present, edited by
Francois Brigneau and Bernard
Antony (a.k.a. Romain Marie), has
become a major organ in France
Alison B. Carb is a member
of the Research and Evaluation
Department of the Anti-
Defamation League Civil
Rights Division.
for publishing anti-Semitic
attacks.
For example, Present contends
that too many Jews hold key posts
in 'government and administra-
tion, not only in France but in the
world. Romain Marie, Le Pen's
right-hand man and one of 10
members of the National Front
elected to the European Parlia-
ment, has claimed that the leader-
ship of the Russian Revolution
was an "international (sic) of
assassins that was composed
essentially of Jews."
HE ARGUES that there are
"powers in France" for which
"the interests of Judaism are
more important than those of
French society."
Present also criticized France's
Mitterrand government, singling
out Jewish ministers such as
Minister of Justice Robert
Badinter.
In 1983, Present editor Francois
Brigneau denounced Badinter's
alleged laxity toward criminals
and charged that he supported
"the nomad against the settler,
the cosmopolitan against the in-
digenous ... the outcast against a
society which has for so long done
without Badinter and his tribe
(emphasis added), the murderer
against the murdered."
He added: "The only thing
French about such men is where
they live. When we stop and con-
sider how far they have taken con-
trol of this country then it is in-
deed time for us to be afraid."
IN 1975, Simone Veil, a sur-
vivor of Auschwitz, who, as
Health Minister under the Giscard
administration introduced a law in
parliament legalizing abortion,
was attacked in the National
Front-connected publications, Le
National and Militant. Since
then, Le Pen has continued his at-
tacks on Veil.
It is noteworthy that Mark
Frederiksen, a National Front
candidate in the 1978 elections,
headed the French neo-Nazi group
which in 1980 claimed respon-
sibility for the Rue Copernic
synagogue bombing in Paris, in
which four persons were killed
and a dozen injured.
A number of those who profess
to deny the Holocaust have also
been linked to the National Front.
For example, Eric Delcroix, a Na-
tional Front candidate in the 1977
elections, who was the lawyer for
Robert Faurisson, the French pro-
fessor convicted of libel and pro-
moting racism because of his book
denying the facts of the
Holocaust. Delcroix has been
published in the Journal of
Historical Review, the publication
of the Institute of Historical
Review, the leading Holocuast
denial propaganda group in the
U.S. The pseudo-academic in-
stitute was founded by Willis Car-
to, who heads the extremist Liber-
ty Lobby.
ALTHOUGH Le Pen has at-
tempted to make himself look
respectable during the past few
years while campaigning for elec-
tion, he has continued to make
comments viewed at the very
least as insensitive by the Jewish
community.
During an appearance on
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Na'amat USA
Biennial Conference of Southeast Area Opens Wednesday
Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Israel Minister Plenipotentiary
Yehoshua Trigor will bring
greetings from new Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and from
new Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres Wednesday, to the opening
session of the biennial conference
of the Southeast Area of Na'amat
USA.
Delegates from councils and
chapters of the Women's Labor
Zionist Organization of America
will convene at the Konover Hotel
in Miami Beach, at 11:30 a.m. to
honor Trigor, who will conclude
more than four years of service as
Consul General of Israel in
Florida next month. More than
100 delegates from Palm Beach,
Broward and Dade Counties will
include presidents and Zionist Af-
fairs committee chairpersons
from every unit in South Florida.
Other delegates from the
Southeastern United States will
take part in all-day sessions
Wednesday and Thursday at the
Konover.
Mildred Weiss of Deerfield
Beach, a member of the national
board, will lead a group dynamic
session on "Now Is the Future"
following the brunch which kicks
off the two-day conference. A new
motion picture on Israel and
Na'amat. "The Future Is Now,"
Stroessner Orders
End To Outbursts
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Paraguay's strongman,
Gen. Alfredo Stroessner,
has ordered an end to a
wave of anti-Semitic out-
bursts which had swept his
country in recent weeks, the
World Jeiwsh Congress
reported.
"There is not, nor will there be
anti-Semitism in Paraguay," the
General stated in a letter to WJC
president Edgar Bronfman.
Stroessner's letter was in reply to
a cable from Bronfman on Sept.
12, which asked the General to in-
tervene and put a halt to the anti-
Semitic wave which had left the
Jewish community of Paraguay
"living in a state of alarm."
On Sept. 10, posters appeared
throughout Asuncion, capital of
Paraguay, calling on the popula-
tion not to patronize shops owned
by Jews because "they rob the
country and send the money to Tel
Aviv and Moscow." The posters
listed 20 shops with the names of
their Jewish owners.
ANOTHER POSTER said,
"Wanted: Jews. Dead or alive for
killing Christ, for establishing the
Communist Party, for causing
two world wars, for bombing Li-
byan and killing children, for plan-
ning three world wan."
In his cable, Bronfman asked
that Stroessner act to "ensure the
Jewish community of Paraguay of
that safety they so direly need in
view of "the general manifesta-
tion of terrorism" against Jews
and particularly "in the aftermath
of the anti-Jewish terrorist attack
in Turkey."
Stroessner, in his reply to
Bronfman, stated he was the
"first to condemn" the ap-
pearance of anti-Jewish posters.
"Before receiving your message I
had already given instructions to
the competent national
authorities to intervene with
every energy in defense to the
Jewish community, as a means of
avoiding any misconduct on the
part of people interested in harm-
ing the prestige of our country.
"In my fatherland, all persons
are respected, whatever their na-
tionalities. This is why we will not
allow irresponsible people to
throw a shadow over the well-
deserved prestige of my country."
Lillian Elkin
will share the spotlight with
Minister Trigor at the brunch.
Vocalist Nina Diamond will lead
the singing of the national an-
thems of Israel and the United
States.
Highlight of Wednesday's pro-
gram will be a 6:30 p.m. dinner
saluting the late David Ben-
Gurion, Israel's first prime
minister and the founder of
Israel's Labor Party with which
Na'amat USA is affiliated. The
dinner will be chaired by Lillian
Hoffman of Sunny Isles, program
and education chairman for the
Southeast Area. Scott Evans and
his troupe head the entertain-
ment. The centennial of Ben-
Gurion's birth will be marked at
the dinner. Lillian Elkin of New
York City, national vice president
of Na'amat USA for program and
education, and "scholar-in-
residence" for the conference, will
be the keynote speaker.
Thursday will be highlighted by
an 8:30 a.m. breakfast chaired by
Shulamith Saltzman of Margate,
Southeast chairman for American
and Zionist Affairs. Principal
speaker will be Harriet Green of
Miami Beach and Coral Gables,
national vice president for capital
funds and development.
A noon luncheon, chaired by
Sylvia Snyder of Del ray Beach,
Southeast Area fund raising
chairperson, will feature a panel
discussion on "Israel Today."
Participants will include Lillian
Elkin and Gerald Schwartz of
Miami Beach, national vice presi-
dent of the American Zionist
Federation.
Scholar-in-residence Lillian
Elkin of New York City is a well-
known author, poet and professor
and currently serves as national
vice president of program and
education of Na'amat USA and is
on the editorial board of the
organization's magazine,
"Na'amat Woman." She is also
literary editor of the Jewish Fron-
tier magazine.
Pickering Says U.S.-Israel
Relations Better Than Ever
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Thomas Pickering, the
United States Ambassador
to Israel declared last
Wednesday night (Oct. 15)
that Israeli-American rela-
tionships have "never been
better/'
Addressing more than 500 peo-
ple attending the annual dinner of
the American Friends of Haifa
University at the Pierre Hotel
here, the American envoy said
that "despite some tough tests
over the past year, it's (American-
Israeli relations) as good as it has
ever been. We have a thriving
security relationship, and we are
partners in strategic cooperation.
We are working together on a
peace process. Israel's economy is
recovering."
PICKERING NOTED,
however, that there are also
"challenges" in American-Israeli
relations and "we need to con-
tinue to work together to deal
with problems that arise between
us."
One of the challenges, the Am-
bassador said, is the need for
Israel to become independent
economically and to reduce its
dependence on U.S. economic
assistance.
"Obviously, I am not suggesting
that Israel's future security needs
in the absence of peace can be met
without U.S. help. But on the
economic side, there should be
ways to reduce the dependence
and thus increase the harmony
and mutual respect which both na-
tions feel for each other," he said.
Pickering praised the
"remarkable economic perfor-
mance of Israel over the last 15
months." But now, he observed,
Israel should take the next step
"which is no less crucial. This is
the challenge of economic
growth."
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Rabbi Arthur Schneier (center), president of
the Appeal of Conscience Foundation,
presents a crystal star to the U.S. Ambassador
to the United Nations Vernon Walters (second
from left) for 'strengthening international
understanding among many nations' at the
Foundation's annual dinner in New York.
Carroll and Milton Petrie (right), noted
philanthropists, were honored for 'strengthen-
ing human dignity, social justice and the
quality of life.' Left is Archbishop lakovos.
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of
North and South America, who pronounced
the benediction concluding the dinner.
Soviet Religious Leader
On Twelve-Day U.S. Visit
NEW YORK (JTA) -
For the first time in the
history of the Soviet Union,
the chairman of the Council
of Religious Affairs of the
USSR a post equivalent
to that of Minister of
Religion is visiting the
United States, it was an-
nounced here.
The announcement was made
by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, presi-
dent of the Appeal of Conscience
Foundation, at a dinner in the
Pierre Hotel honoring Milton and
Carroll Petrie and Vernon
Walters. Ambassador of the
United States to the United
Nations.
SCHNEIER SAID the Soviet
official Constantine Karchev
was to arrive in the United States
on Sunday for a 12-day stay as the
guest of the Appeal of Conscience
Foundation, an ecumenical coali-
tion of laymen and religious
leaders concerned with religious
freedom around the world.
At the dinner, Schneier
presented awards in the form of
Steuben crystal stars to Milton
and Carroll Petrie he is a noted
philanthropist and chairman of
the Petrie Stores Corporation
"for strengthening human digni-
House Passes Anti-Vandalism Bill
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) A
bill that would impose criminal
penalties on anyone who damages
religious property or injures per-
sons in their free exercise of
religious belief was adopted by the
House by a voice vote. The bill, in-
troduced by Rep. Dan Glickman
(D., Kans.), set? penalties up to
life imprisonment in cases where
death results, and fines up to
$500,000.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) has
introduced a similar bill in the
Senate. But because of Reagan
Administration opposition, there
is little chance it will be adopted
before Congress adjourns for the
election campaigns, according to a
spokesperson for the Senate.
The spokesperon said the Ad-
ministration believes these crimes
should be dealt with by state and
local governments and not the
federal government.
Glickman said the bill is aimed
at deterring a small minority in
this country "who see fit to van-
dalize and destroy religious pro-
perty and in turn to jeopardize the
freedoms of others to safely prac-
tice their religious beliefs.
He said while the majority of
these acts have been motivated by
anti-Semitism, "this problem is by
no means limited to the Jewish
faith. The entire range of faiths,
including Baptists, Catholics and
Episcopal, have been the targets
of such attacks." Glickman added
that an effort must be made to
"eliminate both the root of the
problem and the symptoms."
Panel Probing War Criminals
Given Six-Week Extension
TORONTO (JTA) The
Deschenes commission in-
vestigating Nazi war criminals liv-
ing in Canada has received a six-
week extension. Commission co-
counsel Yves Fortier said its
"report is 95 percent finished."
The extension was granted to
allow suspected war criminals
named in the report time to ex-
amine the evidence against them.
This is required by the Inquiries
Act under which the one-man
commission, headed by Quebec i
Superior Court Judge Jules
Deschenes was created in
February, 1985.
The commission was mandated
to determine whether Nazi war
criminal8 are in Canada, how they
got here, how many of them are
there and what can be done to br-
ing them to justice. The deadline
for its report, originally
December, 31, 1985, has been
periodically extended during the
past year.
ty, social justice and the quality of
life." Walters was cited as a
military officer and diplomat
"who has served his country with
distinction and strengthened in-
ternational understanding among
many nations."
In announcing the visit of Kar-
chev, Schneier stated that the
Soviet official will meet with
representatives of Catholic, Greek
Orthodox, Jewish and Protestant
lay and religious leaders. "He will
observe at first-hand the diversity
of American religious life."
SCHNEIER SAID Karchev's
itinerary in the United States will
include visits to Atlanta,
Washington and New York.
Schneier, who is also the spiritual
leader of the Park East
Synagogue, told the 600 guests,
"We are hopeful that Mr. Kar-
chev's visit to our country will
lead to an expansion of contacts
between religious communities in
the United States and the Soviet
Union."
Schneier reported that the Ap-
peal of Conscience Foundation
had established "close and friend-
ly relations" with the Academy of
Social Sciences of the People's
Republic of China and that a
series of exchanges had already
taken place, with additional visits
expected. In 1985 two Chinese
scholars spent a year at American
universities and theological
seminaries under the Founda-
tion's auspices to study American
religious life and thought.
"So positive were these ex-
periences that further religious
exchange agreements were reach-
ed/' Schneier said, noting: "The
Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences has accepted our invita-
tion to Prof. Gao Wangzhi,
China's leading authority on
Christianity and Judaism, to study
in the United States beginning
early next year."
IN ADDITION, Chinese
authorities have agreed to par-
ticipate in a conference of Chinese
and American scholars on religion
and society to be convened by the
Appeal of Conscience in New
York next year. Books and
periodicals will be exchanged by
the Foundation and the Academy
as well."
Survey: The Placement
Of Women Rabbis
By BEN GALLOB
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Five of the 20 women or-
dained as Conservative,
Reform and Reconstruc-
tionist rabbis last May and
June have been placed as
assistant rabbis, and four
have been named as solo
rabbis, according to the an-
nual Jewish Telegraphic
Agency survey of such
placements.
Solo rabbis is a term indicating
that a synagogue is too small to
either need or be able to afford
more than one rabbi.
The 20 brings to 130 the number
of women ordained as rabbis since
the practice of ordination of
women began in 1972.
The JTA was also informed that
two of the new women rabbis have
returned to study to earn advanc-
ed degrees and that several have
taken administrative posts in both
Jewish and general agencies.
THE ONLY woman to have
received ordination as a Conser-
vative rabbi last June, Nina Feins-
tein, has returned to her native ci-
ty, Dallas, apparently without
seeking placement. A spokesper-
son told the JTA that the plans of
Feinstein were not known. Feins-
tein is the second woman to be or-
dained as a Conservative rabbi.
Seven women were graduated
as Reconstructionist rabbis.
Among them is Avis Miller of
Pawtucket, R.I., named assistant
rabbi of Adath Israel Congrega-
tion, a Conservative congregation
in Washington. She was described
as the first woman to serve in that
post.
Sheila Weinberg of New York
has been named rabbi of Beth Am
Shalom, a Conservative congrega-
tion in Penn Valley, Pa. She is the
first woman to serve that con-
gregation. She is a solo rabbi.
Sue Levy of Abington, Pa. has
been named rabbi of Beth Shalom,
a Conservative synagogue in
Dover, Del. This also is a solo
pulpit. Judy Gary of Richmond,
Va. is engaged in full-time study
for a doctorate in Jewish
philosophy at Temple University.
LAUREN LEVY of Plainsboro,
N.J. has been named program
director at the Hillel of Rutgers
University. Joan Sacks has
returned to Philadelphia to be
with her husband while she plans
her next steps as a rabbi. Gail
Glicksman of Yaedon, Pa. has
been appointed to a position in the
health professions division of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Five of the Reform women rab-
bis were named to posts as assis-
tant rabbis. They are Shira
Milgrom of Berkeley, Cal., at the
Jewish Community Center in
White Plains, N.Y.; Judith Cohen-
Rosenberg of Brooklyn, at B'rith
Kodesh Temple in Rochester,
N.Y.; Ellen Greenspann of
Scarsdale, N.Y., at Congregation
Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia;
Paula Winnig of Milwaukee, at
Temple Sinai of Roslyn in Roslyn
Heights, N.Y.; and Sue Levi
Elwell of Buffalo, N.Y., at Leo
Baeck Temple in Los Angeles.
Margaret Holub of Tustin, Cal.
has been named an advocate in
the Legal Aid Foundation of Los
Angeles.
MARGARET MEYER of Cin-
cinnati has been named rabbi of
Temple Beth Sholom of Mid
dletown, Ohio. Linda Motzkin of
Los Angeles has been named co-
rabbi with her husband, Jonathan
Rubenstein, at Temple Sinai in
Saratoga, N.Y.
Julie Schwartz of Cincinnati has
received an appointment as a U.S.
Navy chaplain, with the rank of
lieutenant, junior grade, in San
Francisco. Eve Ben-Ora, of Min-
neapolis, has been named director
of education and programming at
Temple Emanuel in Denver.
Ruth Langer of Pittsburgh did
not accept a pulpit appointment
because she married Dr. Jonathan
Sarna, a member of the faculty of
the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR),
where she had been ordained a
Reform rabbi. Sarna is on a sab-
batical in Israel. Langer is study-
ing for a doctorate in rabbinic
literature at the Jerusalem cam-
pus of the HUC-JIR.
Nina Mizrachi has been named
assistant director of the Depart-
ment of Outreach of the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
the central national agency of
Reform congregations.
Ephraim Katzir Elected
President Of ORT Union
JERUSALEM Prof.
Ephraim Katzir, former President
of the State of Israel and chair-
man of Israel's Region 2000 hi-
tech development project, was
elected president of the World
ORT Union Sept 22 at the World
ORT Union Congress in
Jerusalem.
Delegates from ORT organiza-
tions in 27 countries attended the
Congress, held once every six
years to determine future direc-
tions for the high technology
training and Jewish education at
ORT schools and training centers
throughout the ORT global
network.
In his acceptance speech, Katzir
noted: "Brainpower is, and
always has been, the most plen-
tiful natural resource of the
Jewish people. The aim of ORT,
throughout its 106-year history,
has been to nurture this resource,
and train people to meet the
challenge of the working world.
"By providing Jews with the
means to learn technical skills and
upgrade their own lives, ORT en-
sures the continuity and viability
of the Jewish people. As presi-
dent, I will work to continue this
fine tradition which was begun
over a century ago."
Katzir'8 first official visit to the
United States on behalf of ORT
will be as guest speaker at the
American ORT Federation Na-
tional Conference banquet ses-
sion, Jan. 24 in New York CKy.
In addition to Katzir, other
speakers at the Congress include
Chaim Herzog, President of Israel
and immediate past president of
the World ORT Union; Israel
Prime Minister Shimon Peres;
Yitzhak Navon, Deputy Prime
Minister of Israel and Minister of
Education and Culture; and Ted-
dy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem.


Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Is Bonn Making Royalties on Nazi Films?
By ROD LURIE
It all boils down to this:
The West German govern-
ment is making royalties
off of Nazi films and some
American film makers are
mad as hell. Josh Waletzky
and Aviva Kempner, the
director and producer of
"Partisans of Vilna," the
first American film soley
devoted to documenting
Jewish heroism during the
Holocaust, want to put
their ire on record.
"The Germans made us pay
them money," Kempner ex-
plains, "and it simply disgusted
me. Imagine, I actually had to
pay a fee to use footage of the
Nazis to the same country
responsible for these
murderers."
INITIALLY, the claim seems
almost unbelievable. Several
critics would question the
morality of the German govern-
ment making any sort of profit
off the darkest period in their
history. In any case, documen-
tary film producers have rarely
had to pay any fees for footage
they obtain from archives. The
National Archives in
Washington, D.C., for example,
has a no-charge policy. Ap-
parently, though, Miss Kemp-
ner's assertion is correct.
Correspondence between
Kempner and Transit Films, a
German-based company that
describes itself as "acting in the
name of the German state," con-
firms a licence fee of DM 20
($10) was charged for every
meter of film incorporated into
the documentary.
"Partisans of Vilna," which
was created with a $600,000
budget, has only two minutes
and seven seconds of crucial
Third Reich documentary
footage. Kempner and Waletzky
were financially unable to in-
clude more than that
WHAT MAKES all this even
more interesting is that the
Scene from 'Partisans of Vilna' was created
with a $600,000 budget and has only two
minutes and seven seconds of crucial Third
Reich documentary footage. That is all the
producers were able to afford.
German-based firm says 'we naturally'
will charge fees for footage.
Rod Lurie is senior film critic
and analyst for Editors Press
Service in New York City.
footage used did not actually
come from Germany. The film
makers found their material in
the National Archives the
same institution with a no
charge policy.
Here is why Nazi films are an
exception to the rule: During the
Second World War, the United
States army confiscated several
reels of Nazi films and stored
them in the Archives. In the
1960s, when the United States
allied with West Germany, the
American government was
divested by law of retaining the
films. Because of the historical
significance of what had been
captured on film, a request was
made to the West German
Government that copies of the
film be kept in the National
Archives.
Transit Films, which attained
copyrigth authority over all
documentaries and newsreels of
the Nazi era until May 8, 1945,
agreed. Their condition,
however, was that all film
makers using the Archive
footage would pay a royalty or
"licence fee" to Transit Films.
The funds, according to a Tran-
sit spokeman, would go to
"promoting films in Germany."
The office of the German Con-
sulate General flatly denies that
Transit Films is a "government
institution" or a "branch of the
government." Bemd Moranz,
press secretary for the Con-
sulate General, would not go as
far as denying that Transit Film
was a "representative" of the
German government. That, he
claims, is open to interpretation.
IN RESPONDING to Kemp-
ner's written protest over the
German Government's using
Nazi films as a money
generating device "for the
state," a Transit spokesperson
wrote, "I cannot say that I
disagree, but I hope you will
understand that it is the order of
the company to control the pur-
pose and do the exploitation
herefore. We do not like it that
anybody can use the material,
perhaps in order to create pro-
paganda. Besides, we have the
possibility to charge fees with it,
which we naturally will do."
Despite it all, Kempner and
Waletzky seemed satisfied with
their final product, which took
them five years to piece
together. If the international
critics have any credibility, than
they ought to well be proud.
They drew absolute raves from
Europe, even in Berlin where
the film was screened at that
city's annual film festival. So, if
the film "makes" it in the United
States, will the two be ready to
put their troubles behind them?
"Well," Waletzky says, "there
was that situation with the
Russians."
"What situation is that?" I
asked.
KEMPNER BEGAN to ex-
plain, "We went to the Soviet
embassy so that we could film
within Vilna, where this entire
history takes place. We told
them that we wanted to make a
film about the Jewish partisans
who battled the Germans. They
looked at us and said, "It is only
about Jews?" When we confirm-
ed that, they told us that our film
was too narrow-minded and
refused us permission to film
within Vilna."
How then, did they get
modern footage of Vilna?
Kempner answers very matter
of factly, "Oh, we had some of
the old Partisans visit Vilna, and
they sneaked 8-millimeter
cameras into their jackets and
photographed the town for us."
But that is another story.
Decision To Bring War Criminals
To Trial Was Not Unanimous
To some extent, the trials were
a spectacle.' Telford Taylor
The Nuremberg trials were
part of a larger effort to
assure a lasting peace
following World War II, ac-
cording to Telford Taylor,
Herman George and Kate
Kaiser Professor of Con-
stitutional Law at Yeshiva
University's Benjamin N.
Cardozo School or Law.
Forty years later, Prof. Taylor,
who was chief U.S. prosecutor at
Nuremberg, feels that "the in-
fluence of Nuremberg as a peace-
keeping effort has been good
rather than bad."
TAYLOR POINTED out that
the same San Francisco con-
ference which established the
United Nations also established
the International Tribune for the
Trial of War Criminals.
"It was hoped," said Taylor,
"that (the Nuremberg trials),
along with the United Nations,
would be engines for keeping of
peace in the future."
Indeed, the charges leveled at
the trials included not only
. atrocities against civilian popula-
tions, but also the newly-defined
international crime of "waging
aggressive war."
THE DECISION to bring Ger-
man war criminals to trial was by
no means unanimous among the
Allies, Taylor said. The British,
according to Prof. Taylor, favored
drawign up a list of Germans to be
summarily executed without trial.
The problems with such an ap-
proach, he said, was not only its
repugnance to Western legal
tradition but the difficulty of
deciding whom to name.
The decision to conduct trials
"was the only rational choice," ac-
cording to Taylor. Such an ap-
proach allowed for investigation
of the facts and examination of
the evidence. Decisions concern-
ing which individuals to prosecute
could be left to the prosecutors,
who enjoyed the same pro-
secutorial discretion as "any U.S.
Attorney," he explained.
WITH THE total military
defeat of Germany, and the
disintegration of the German
government, s great many
records and documents were cap-
It was hoped that
Nuremberg would
help keep the
peace.
tured. The trials, said Taylor,
"brought home to the public the
content of those documents in a
way that could never have been
done with history books."
Taylor stressed that the use of
this documentary evidence at the
trials afforded the defendants the
opportunity for explanation and
rebuttal. And the very existence
of this documentation belies the
arguments of those who deny the
reality or the magnitude of the
Holocaust.
"To some extent," he noted,
"the trials were a spectacle." But
they were a spectacle needed to
make the public aware of the
crimes that had taken palce and
they "got the message across."
JTA Service


Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 24, 1986
Grenade Attack
Bloodiest in Jerusalem Since '84
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
A grenade attack on Israeli
soldiers and their families in
the Old City Wednesday
evening (Oct. 15) killed one
person and wounded 69 in
the bloodiest terrorist foray
in Jerusalem in more than
two years.
The fatality, Dov Porat, 46, was
buried in Holon Thursday (Oct.
16). He was one of hundreds of
parents and relatives who had just
attended the swearing-in of 300
Israel Defense Force recruits of
the elite Givati Brigade at the
Western Wall, a short distance
from the scene of the carnage.
As of last Thursday noon, 34 of
the wounded were still hospitaliz-
ed. One was described in serious
condition, and seven others were
reported to have suffered
"medium" wounds.
POLICE AND border police de-
tained 18 Arab suspects for ques-
tioning and a curfew was clamped
on the Old City. But the search for
the terrorists spread to the West
Bank where the Jordan River
bridges were closed to block a
possible escape route for the
killers. Chief of Staff Gen. Moshe
Levy ordered an immediate in-
quiry into the circumstances of
the attack.
It occurred at 8:20 p.m. local
time, as the young IDF soldiers,
having just taken their oath and
been presented with rifles and
Bibles, were strolling with their
families to a parking lot at the
Dung Gate to board buses and
private cars for home.
According to police, three
Soviet-made F-l grenades were
hurles at them from ambush by
two men who escaped in a car
driven by a third. Within moments
the place was "a bloody hell," one
eyewitness said. Dozens of wound-
ed lay on the pavement crying for
help.
WITHIN HOURS? the
Palestine Liberation Organization
claimed responsibility for the
assault in an announcement from
its office in Cairo. But two other
terrorist gangs also boasted of
responsibility for attacking armed
IDF soldiers. They are the Marx-
ist Democratic Front for the
Liberation of Palestine headed by
Naif Hawatmeh and a hitherto
unknown group calling itself the
Islamic Jihad Legion.
ADL Condemns Malaysia
For New Anti-Semitism
NEW YORK-The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has condemned
Malaysia for the latest inci-
dent of its "state sponsored
anti-Semitism" tne expul-
sion of two reporters for the
Asian Wall Street Journal
and the banning of the
newspaper.
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir Mohamad, who is cur-
rently in New York for the United
Nations General Assembly
meeting, charged the newspaper
is "controlled by Jews" and is in-
volved in a "Zionist plot" to top-
ple his government.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL's
associate national director and
head of its international Affairs
Division, called on the interna-
tional community, "particularly
those nations with close political
or economic ties with Malaysia, to
speak out against this outrage."
IN A STATEMENT issued1
here, Foxman cited a pattern of
Malaysian anti-Semitism. He
pointed out that last spring Malay-
sian authorities responded to
press criticism of corruption in the
country by blaming "international
Jewish media."
In late 1984, he went on, the
New York Philharmonic Or-
chestra canceled a visit after
Malaysian officials banned the
performance of a work by the
composer Ernest Bloch.
In addition, Foxman said,
Malaysia's voting record in the
United Nations has been con-
sistently anti-American as well as
anti-Israel and in 1984 Malaysia
enthusiastically welcomed
Palestine Liberation Organization
chief Yasir Arafat. He pointed out
that the nation's caital, Kuala
Lumpur, is host to officials of Iran
and Libya, as well as the PLO.
These factors, he said, "mark
Malaysia as one of the most
hostile nations to Jews and
Israel."
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Such claims from different
quarters are commonplace after
terrorist and are seen as attempts
to enhance the status of com-
peting terrorist organizations and
to confuse the authorities. In this
case there is some confusion over
the nature of the attack.
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, who was on the scene last
Wednesday night, said he doubted
the attackers were aiming
specifically at the soldiers "PLO
terrorists try to hit us anywhere,
at any time, and any target will
do," he said.
GEN. (RES.) Rehavam Zeevi, a
former adviser on terrorism to the
Prime Minister, said on a radio in-
terview last Thursday that if
Rabin's assessment is based on in-
formation, he had nothing to add.
But if the Defense Minister was
merely speculating, "one should
take into account the worst
possibility, that is that the ter-
rorists deliberately selected a
military target. If so, they showed
a greater degree of chutzpah (ef-
frontery) and courage" than in the
past, Zeevi said.
The inquiry ordered by the
Chief of Staff will try to deter-
mine whether the swearing-in
ceremony for the recruits, con-
ducted under brilliant spotlights
at the Western Wall, had been
adequately protected and if pro-
per security measures were taken,
inasmuch as many civilians were
at the ceremonies.
Zeevi called for a more intensive
war on terrorists. He said it
should be continuous, employing
whatever measures are necessary
and should not ebb and flow along
with the incidence of terrorist
acts. He urged capital punishment
for convicted terrorists.
The grenade attack also had
repercussions on Israel's relations
with Egypt, which have warmed
considerably of late since Egypt
returned its Ambassador to Tel
Aviv. The fact that the PLO an-
nouncement claiming responsibili-
ty emanated from Cairo triggered
angry reactions among Israelis.
THE EGYPTIAN envoy,
Mohammad Bassiouny, was sum-
moned to the Foreign Ministry
last Thursday and handed a for-
mal letter of protest to his govern-
ment. It said the Cairo announce-
ment was contrary to "the new
spirit" in relations between the
two countries. One Knesset
member, Haim Druckman of the
National Religious Party, urged
Israel to demand that the Egyp-
tians close down the PLO office in
their capital.
The tragedy was personalized in
the exprerience of one recruit,
Omer Porat, 18, whose father was
fatally wounded. His mother,
Naomi, 48, and his sister, Liat, 21,
were also among the casualties.
Hit by grenade fragments, they
fell bleeding at his feet.
The young soldier, also wound-
ed, administered first aid to his
mother and sister and then went
in search of his father, who had
disappeared in the confusion. He
found him at the entrace of the
parking lot, bleeding profusely
while an officer attempted to
revive him.
"HE (his father) was losing a lot
of blood from his chest," Omer
told reporters at his hospital bed.
"He was breathing heavily."
After bandaging his father's
wound he accompanied him in an
ambulance to the hospital. There
doctors tried to save his life, but in
vain. "He died in my arms," Omer
said.
The previous worst terrorist at-
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YES: Iceland Boosted
Hopes for Jewish
Emigration from USSR
A short play enacted by recent immigrants
from the USSR to Israel of the summit
meeting between President Reagan and Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev takes place opposite
the American Embassy in Jerusalem. In the
play 'Reagan' hands 'Gorbachev' a petition
(JTA/WZN Newi Photo)
regarding Soviet Prisoners of Zion, which
'Gorbachev' proceeds to burn. The 'prisoner'
was played by Zvi Patios, a professional mime
and brother of Prisoner of Zion Igor
Guberman.
No:
Iceland Weakens Rights Hopes
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA)
The failure of President
Reagan and Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev to reach
an agreement on arms con-
trol during their meetings in
Iceland may also diminish
possibilities for im-
provements in Soviet
human rights practices, in-
cluding Jewish emigration
from the USSR.
Both Reagan and Secretary of
State George Shultz in their
reports on the Iceland talks
stressed that human rights were
discussed, and Shultz hinted that
a statement in the issue was in the
French Rightist LePen Made
Impressive Gains This Year
,
Continued from Page 4-A
French television in February,
1984, Le Pen stated: "I am accus-
ed of fascism, of anti-Semitism.
This is a disinformation maneuver
by the Communist press." Le Pen
alleged that charges of his anti-
Semitism stemmed from "intellec-
tual terrorism." To prove that he
was not an anti-Semite, he
asserted, did not mean he had "to
love the Veil law, the paintings of
Chagall and the politics of
Mendes-France." (The late Pierre
Mendes-France, a Jew, was a
French Prime Minister.)
Le Pen said that Mendes-
France inspired in him a
"patriotic and almost physical
repulsion." Perhaps realizing the
racist ring to this, he quickly ex-
plained that his objections to the
noted French politician were
"aesthetic."
Le Pen has waged war against
his accusers. During his recent
campaign, he successfully sued
more than 20 journalists and
political opponents for asserting
without sufficient legal proof that
he was racist, fascist or anti-
Semitic.
LE PEN'S views have been
published in anti-Semitic publica-
tions in the U.S. He was inter-
viewed late in 1984, in The
Spotlight, Liberty Lobby's weekly
newspaper. A profile of him ap-
peared in a September, 1984 issue
Supplies from Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel has rushed medical and
other supplies to help the
estimated 100,000 people affected
by the earthquake in San
Salvador, capita] of El Salvador.
The supplies went to the Central
American country by a special El
Al flight via New York. President
Jose Napoleon Duarte of El
Salvador reported 876 dead, 8,176
injured and 80,988 families
homeless as a result of the quake.
of the anti-Semitic publication, In-
stauration, alluding to Le Pen as
"a new, younger Petain ... who
will again seek to hold France
together in a time of troubles ..."
Ironically, the National Front's
official line seems to be one of un-
conditional support for Israel,
which is viewed as a bulwark of
the West against the Soviet-
supported Arab countries who
promote terrorism and economic
crisis.
Still, Le Pen's behavior has the
French Jewish community wor-
ried, and almost all official Jewish
organizations and community
leaders in France and Belgium
have taken forthright positions
against him and the National
Front Some have raised ques-
tions as to the wisdom of granting
large-scale publicity to him in the
Jewish press. All agree that
priority must be given to monitor-
ing National Front activities
without exaggerating the
dangers.
A STUDY released in October,
1984, published by the Institute of
Jewish Affairs, in association with
the World Jewish Congress, and
prepared by the Paris-based
Center for Study and Research in-
to Contemporary Anti-Semitism
states that the'National Front
poses a threat because of its
"potential political acceptability
and its penetration of democratic
ranks in a seemingly inoffensive
way."
Recent articles in the press in-
dicate that dissent has developed
within the National Front. Two
candidates elected on Le Pen's
ticket have quit the party, follow-
ing reports of acrimonious inter-
nal disputes. This reduces the Na-
tional Front number in the Na-
tional Assembly to S3, bringing it
close to the limit of SO deputies
necessary to maintain a separate
parliamentary group. Whatever
the outcome, the actions of the
National Front and its leader bear
close watching.
offing.
BUT REAGAN emphasised in
his nationally-televised speech
from his White House office Mon-
day night (Oct. 13) that he had
told Gorbachev, as he had when
the two first met in Geneva last
year, that the United States will
judge Soviet action on human
rights not just words.
"I made it plain that the United
States would not seek to exploit
improvement in these matters for
purposes of propaganda," Reagan
said in his Oval Office television
address.
"But I also made it plain, once
again, that an improvement of the
human condition within the Soviet
Union is indispensable for an im-
provement in bilateral relations
with the United States."
Reagan said he told Gorbachev,
"again in Reykjavik as I had in
Geneva, we Americans place far
less weight upon the words that
are spoken at meetings such as
these than upon the deeds that
follow. When it comes to human
rights and judging Soviet inten-
tions, we are all from Missouri:
you have got to show us."
WHILE REAGAN did not
specifically mention Soviet Jewry,
Shultz did in response to a ques-
tion on human rights at his brief-
ing in Reykjavik after the Reagan-
Gorbachev talks ended.
"The issue of human rights was
brought up on a number of occa-
sions and some very significant
material was passed to the Soviet
Union, which they accepted,"
Shultz said. He said this material
"stated not only our views, but in
detail things about Jewish emigra-
tion, the number of people who
have signified their desire to
leave, lists of people and things of
that land."
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry had provided Shultz
with charts on Jewish emigration,
which totaled only 126 in
September and 667 for the first
nine months of 1986, as well as a
list of Jewish Prisners of Cons-
cience and the names of 11,000 of
the estimated 400,000 refuseniks.
SHULTZ SUGGESTED there
might have been a statement on
human rights if the arms agree-
ment had not collapsed at the last
minute. "And in what might have
been a statement coming out of
the meeting dealing with this
issue, the subject is explicitly
referred to," he said.
"Perhaps at some point there is
a prospect of setting up some kind
of systematic basis for discussing
it. But of course that remains to
be seen."
By EDWIN EYTAN
REYKJAVIK (JTA) -
Jewish activists and families
of refuseniks from a half
dozen countries pleaded the
cause of Soviet Jewry at the
summit meeting here bet-
ween President Reagan and
Soviet Leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev, Oct. 11-12.
They prayerd in public and
demonstrated peacefully, joined
by Icelandic sympathizers and
others. Some activists erected a
symbolic cage outside the Hofti
House where the two leaders held
their final meeting Sunday (Oct.
12).
THE SOVIETS, for their part,
seemed to offer a slight ray of
hope that restrictions on Jewish
emigration from the USSR might
possibly be eased in the future.
One Soviet spokesman told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
"things are changing" and hinted
that the authorities may be more
accommodating in the future.
A member of the Soviet delega-
tion, Samuel Zivs, who came here
to deal with "the Jewish issue,"
met several refusenik families
whom he asked for details of their
relatives' cases and promised to
facilitate their departure.
The line taken by official Soviet
spokesmen was that while the
USSR refuses to let "foreign
countries meddle in its internal af-
fairs," it is now prepared to study
some of the issues raised by Soviet
Jews on a case-by-caee basis "out
of humanitarian considerations."
THE SOVIETS said that
message was also relayed to the
American delegation with which
they met in an ad hoc commission
dealing with humanitarian issues,
regional conflicts and bilateral
affairs.
But these hints were vague and
hopes for any substantive change
for the better for Soviet Jews
diminished after the summit end-
ed Sunday night without agree-
ment on the major issue of arms
control, and the U.S. and USSR
each blamed the other for the
failure.
In private conversations before
leaving Reykjavik, Soviet officials
claimed that had the talks suc-
ceeded, a compromise solution on
humanitarian issues would have
been reached. "All this is a pity,"
one Soviet spokesman said of the
summit's failure.
BUT THE Jewish leaders and
others who had converged on the
Icelandic capital days before the
start of the summit meetings,
achieved their objective of bring-
ing the plight of Soviet Jewry to
the attention of the super power
leaders while international atten-
tion was focused on them.
American Jews were
represented here by delegations
from the National Conference on
Soviet Jewry (NCSJ), headed by
its chairman, Morris Abram, and
the Union of Councils for Soviet
Jewry. David Wakesberg of San
Francisco, a UCSJ vice president,
summarized their purpose when
he said, "We will be presenting
cases to the media and delegations
and try to insist that Soviet Jews
are not forgotten."
Two Knesset members, Nava
Arad of Labor and Uzi Landau of
Likud, were part of an Israeli
delegation that included relatives
of prominent refuseniks. They
met with the President of the
Icelandic Parliament, Thorvakdur
Gardar Kristjansson, who ex-
pressed support for the cause of
Soviet Jewry.
ARAD ALSO met with women
members of Parliament whom she
asked to take up the cause of "the
mothers of the prisoners" in the
USSR and to intercede on their
behalf.
Especially poignant was the
case of Michael Shirraan, an im-
migrant to Israel from the Soviet
Union who is suffering from bone
cancer and needs a marrow
transplant which only bis sister,
Inessa Flerova, can supply.
Flerova has been unable to leave
for Israel because an exit visa has
been denied her husband, Victor
Flerov, to accompany her.
Shirman camped outside the
summit meeting hall for two days,
sometimes in heavy rain, carrying
a poster "to remind President
Reagan that he is meeting the
man (Gorbachev) who is murder-
ing me."
(The Flerovs have since been
granted a visa to go to Israel so
that she may give her brother
bone marrow cells for transplant.
The operation is scheduled for
Hadassah Hebrew University
Hospital in Jerusalem. See story,
Page 14-A.-Ed.)
ON FRIDAY night (Oct. 10),
two Jewish students from Britain
spent the entire night outside the
Saga Hotel which housed the
Soviet delegation, intoning
prayers and reciting the names of
11,000 refuseniks. Other
demonstrators held up
photographs of long-time
refuseniks. They attended Soviet
press briefings with posters urg-
ing the Kremlin leadershp to
"prove it has changed by allowing
Jews to emigrate."
Jewish prayer servies were led
by Yoeef Mendelevich who im-
migrated to Israel from the Soviet
Union in 1981. He wae joined by
an Israeli rabbi, Benjamin
Lehman, who noted that custom
dictated that in times of crisis,
Jews pray in public.
Police refused to permit the ser-
vice outside the hotel. The group
gathered outside the press center,
about 160 yards away. Icelandic
sympathizers sang with them,
"Pray for the peace of
Jerusalem." The Jews sang
Hatikva, Israel's national anthem.
AN ICELANDIC Foreign
Ministry spokesman told the JTA,
"Everybody is free to
demonstrate in our country. The
only thing we demand is that the
summit meeting should be able to
go along undisturbed m planned."
Jews weren't {% only
demonstrators. Two fMg men
unfurled a banner ejppde the
Saga Hotel accusing **, Soviets
of oppressing the
sect. The Greenpeace,||tvement
brought its ship, Siriua.ii anchor
at the Reykjavik flp^or ap-
proaches.
Vti
Nazi Pei
Exhibit in mbnn
BONN (WNS) -M exhibit
on the expulsion of JMM from
Germany during the MsS period
opened here Oct. 7. "* Jewish
Emigration from Germany,
1938-1941" documents the
persecution of the Jews from the
first discriminatory measures to
the "final solution" in the death
camps.
The exhibit's photographs,
books, documents, newspaper ar-
ticles and letters, collected by the
German Library in Frankfurt
with additional contributions from
the Leo Baeck Institute in New
York, will be on display until
April.


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Glenn's Amendment Would Have Prevented Role for Israel in SDI
Continued from Page 1
foreign countries that would compete
with American firms in bids for SDI
research.
This was noted by Lt. Gen. James
Abrahamson, director of the Department
of Defense's SDI Office, during a recent
address to a group of Jewish leaders. He
said it would not have affected research
on tactical weapons but could have
firevented other research such as on
asers that Israel is now doing under the
SDI program.
Israel and several West European allies
have accepted the Reagan Administra-
tion's invitation to participate in the SDI
program, popularly known as "Star
Wars."
Israel is particularly interested in
defending itself against short-range tac-
tical ballistic missiles such as the SS-21
which the Soviet Union has supplied
Syria. But Israel is also interested m the
jobs SDI research and development will
bring to Israel as as well as other benefits
to the Israeli economy. Initial contracts
now total about $10 million, but are ex-
pected to expand greatly.
Soviets Let 2 Jewish
Families Leave Country
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
In two surprise moves last
week, Soviet authorities
allowed a prominent Jewish
scientist and his wife and
the family of a cancer victim
who is now living in Israel to
leave the Soviet Union.
David Goldfarb and his wife,
Cecilia, were given permission to
leave last Wednesday (Oct. 15).
Two days later, the entire family
of Viktor and Inessa Flerov were
notifed that they could leave. For
the Flerov family, permission to
emigrate ended an eight-month
ordeal.
INESSA FLEROVA'S brother,
Michael Shirman, 31, is a
leukemia patient living in Israel
whose sole chance of survival
rests on a possible bone-marrow
transplant from his sister, his only
sibling, who lives in Moscow. The
information about the Flerov
family was confirmed by the U.S.
State Department.
Inessa Flerova and her two
daughters, Dariya, 7, and
Mariana, 5, were granted exit
visas at the end of August, but
Soviet officials would not allow
them to leave with Viktor, citing
his father's refusal to grant him a
waiver of financial obligation.
Shirman had told Flerova not to
leave without her husband,
thereby separating the family on
his account. Viktor Flerov and his
father had had little contact, if
any, in years.
Flerova first applied for a tem-
porary visa last February, and
was repeatedly given conflicting
advice about emigration visas by
Soviet officials. Both Inessa and
Viktor went on hunger strikes to
protest against the official
stonewalling.
SHIRMAN CAME to the
United States last week for two
days following a visit to Iceland
during the summit meeting bet-
ween President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev,
where he pleaded his case with
American and Soviet officials.
Last Thursday, he told a press
conference on Capitol Hill that he
has been given about a month to
live unless he receives the
transplant.
In a dramatic development im-
mediately preceding a press con-
ference in the Lincoln Square
Synagogue in New York, Shirman
received a phone call from the
wife of Dr. Kenneth Prager, a
Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital
cardiopulmonary physician, who
is attending to both Shirman and
Goldfarb, telling Shirman that his
wife, Anka, had called from Israel
with news that Flerova had called
her from Moscow.
Shirman immediately called
Anka, and she said she understood
that the entire Flerov family had
received permission to emigrate
to Israel.
SHIRMAN SAID his wife was
hesitant to confirm the conversa-
tion because she doesn't speak
Russian and that the language
problem may have created a
misunderstanding. But after
answering a series of questions
from the press, Shirman called his
sister in Moscow and confirmed
the news.
If all went well, the Flerovs
would be airborne some time this
week, he said. But some news
reports from Moscow noted that it
might take up to two weeks for
them to leave. Lynn Singer, direc-
tor of the Long Island Committee
for Soviet Jewry and former
president of the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews (UCSJ), sponsors
of Shirman'8 trip to the U.S., said
Shirman would receive
chemotherapy while he is staying
in New York for the Sukkoth holi-
day and would then be placed
aboard the first plane possible for
Israel.
Hospiial in Zaire Funded
By Israelis, Christians
NEW YORK (JTA) A uni-
que partnership of Jews and
Christians continents apart and
the governments of three nations
is building a modem 180-bed
hospital in Kinshasa, Zaire, it was
announced jointly last week by the
United States Agency for Interna-
tional Development and
Hadassah.
AID administrator M. Peter
McPherson and Hadassah presi-
dent Ruth Popkin announced that
the hospital will serve 160,000
residents. The facility is under
construction on the site of a small
hospital run by the KimbanguiBt
Church, a Christian sect The
original hospital was founded in
1973 and was the first to be built
in Zaire since the nation achieved
independence in 1960.
THE NEW hospital is a joint
project of AID, the Hadassah
Medical Organization, the Kim-
banguist Church and the govern-
ments of Israel and Zaire. A |1.5
million AID grant signed last
week will complete construction
and the equipping of the hospital.
The International Cooperation
Department of the Israel Foreign
Ministry will pay expenses of
volunteer Hadassah Medical
Organization personnel from
Israel who will work with the
hospital's Zairian staff.
Popkin noted that Hadassah has
conducted cooperative medical
programs in Africa for almost
three decades and said, "Our
work in Zaire is part of the
Hadassah tradition of concern for
the quality of life of every human
being on this planet"
The Hadassah Medical Center
has conducted medical programs
primarily in eye care in
several African nations since
1959. The Center also trains
public health doctors, nurses and
paramedical personnel from a
number of countries on the
African continent.
UJA National Chairman Martin Stein (left)
accompanied by UJA National Vice Chair-
man Alan Ades (center) and his wife, Ruth
(right), a member of the UJA Women's Divi-
sion National Board, recently visited
Prisoners ofZion in the Soviet Union who are
denied the right to emigrate. They are shown
here with Anya Lifshitz (second from left) and
her daughter, Masha (second from right), in
Leningrad. When Ades presented some col-
ored markers to the young girl, she drew a
map of Israel and wrote in Hebrew, 'Next
Year in Jerusalem with mother, father and
brother.'
Shirman told reporters that if
the Flerovs do meet him in Israel,
the next step is to "start my own
'normal' problem." He was referr-
ing to the bone-marrow
transplant, which first must be
okayed by testing his sister's
blood compatibility.
SHIRMAN STRESSED the
seriousness of the operation and
the possibility of failure and the
long period of time he would be
watched for signs of rejection.
Shirman said the operation would
take place at Hadassah Hospital in
Jerusalem.
Shirman has been able to main-
tain a level and sometimes cheer-
ful mood during his medical crisis.
But he underlined that his
leukemia is in the final stage and
told reporters that he might have
had a better chance of recovery if
the Soviets had not procrastinated
about allowing the entire Flerov
family to leave last February. He
is given only a 30 percent chance
of survival now even with the
bone-marrow transplant. He has
been receiving daily Mood tests,
and chemotherapy administered
by Dr. Prager, during his stay
here. Prager has taken a personal
interest in this case as well as that
of Goldfarb.
ARMAND HAMMER, the
American industrialist who played
a role in the release of Goldfarb,
was asked if he was also involved
in the Flerov case. He told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency: "This
is part of the- same goodwill
gesture shown by the Soviets with
the Goldfarb release. I brought it
to the attention of the Soviets
when I heard from Dr. Prager
some time ago." Prager wrote to
Hammer in August, detailing
Shirman's condition and the
plight of die Flerov family.
In that letter, Prager asked that
Hammer, during his trip to the
USSR last month, intervene "as
forcefully as possible" and "as
soon as possible" to convince the
Soviets that allowing the Flerovs
to leave would be the "humane
thing to do."
UCSJ President Pam Cohen, in
a statement, said: "While we are
grateful by the decision (to let the
Flerov family emigrate), the
members and Board of the UCSJ
remain profoundly disturbed by
the Soviet Union's continued
refusal to allow emigration for the
estimated 400,000 Soviet Jews
who wish to do so. We see no
reason why the Soviet govern-
ment continues to delay in these
matters, and we urge Soviet
authorities to expedite emigration
procedures for all Soviet Jewish
citizens who wish to go."
Organizations
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
B'nai B nth Women, Boca
Raton Chapter will hold its first
brunch and card party on Tues-
day, Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. the
location is at Patch Reef Recrea-
tion Center on Yamato Rd., west
of Military Trail in Boca Raton.
Donation is $6.50.
For reservations, call Rita
482-8136 or Sylvia 482-6841.
"Lunch with the Author" is be-
ing offered by B'nai B'rith
Women, Boca Raton Chapter, on
Friday, Nov. 7 at noon at Airport
Hilton Hotel, West Palm Beach.
The program is being sponsored
by the Palm Beach Jewish World,
with a fee of $12.60 required for
attendance.
Wolf Blitzer, author, Palm
Beach Jewish World correspon-
dent and Washington Bureau
Chief of the Jerusalem Post will
be the honored guest.
He will discuss the just-released
book "Anatoly Sharansky: The
Journey Home."
One of Wolf Blitzer's latest
books is titled "Between
Washington And Jerusalem."
For additional information call
Pearl 482-6198.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
Boca Ceatwy Village Chapter
of Womb's American ORT will
be celebrating ORT Sabbath on
Friday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at the
Center for Group Counseling at
22445 Boca Rio Road.
Women's American ORT Boca
Century Village Chapter will be
3tending Thanksgiving at the
ewport, Nov. 27. Luncheon and
transportation, price $30. Call
Florence at 487-3920.
HADASSAH
Shalom Delray Chapter of
Hadassah invites you to their
general meeting Tuesday, Nov. 11
at 10 a.m. at Temple Anshei
Shalom, West Atlantic Avenue.
For more information, call
498-9424.
Shalom Delray Chapter will
have a rummage sale Sunday,
Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the
Fidelity Federal, corner West
Atlantic Avenue and Military
Trail.
For further information, call
499-9252.
FAU Gallery
"Judy Chicago and the Feminist
Perspective" will be featured at
the Florida Atlantic University
Ritter Art Gallery Nov. 4 through
Dec. 13. The exhibition of video
art by feminist artists presents a
critique of art from the woman's
point of view.
FAU Music
Scholarship
Dave Shafran of Miami Beach is
among 39 Florida Atlantic
University students who have
received scholarships from the
Department of Music to study
vocal and instrumental music for
the 1986-87 academic year.
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Friday, October 24, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
In Stable Condition, His N.Y. Doctors Report
By YITZHAK RABI
And SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
A spokesperson for the
Columbia-Presbyterian
Hospital in Manhattan said
that ailing former Soviet
refusenik David Goldfarb is
in stable condition and is
undergoing tests to evaluate
his health.
Goldfarb and his wife Cecilia,
who were unexpectedly given per-
mission to leave the USSR
Wednesday (Oct. 15), arrived in
New York last Thursday night
with American industrialist, Ar-
mand Hammer, aboard his private
jet. He was met at Newark Air-
port by his son, Alexander
Goldfarb, and his friend, jour-
nalist Nicholas Daniloff.
THE HOSPITAL'S spokesper-
son told die Jewish Telegraphic
Agency last Friday that Goldfarb
is being evaluated for diabetes,
cardiac status and peripheral
Pope Invites
Jews, Others
To Pray
Continued from Page 1
cannot be achieved by prayer
alone, however essential it be.
Prayer must go together with a
conversion of the heart and an ac-
tive commitment to justice,"
Silvestrini said.
THE PAPAL invitations were
divided between "Christians" and
"non-Christians," but Jews were
included on the Christians list
because, Silvestrini explained, of
the "special bond" Christians feel
they have with Jews and because
of historical reasons dating back
to the 1965 Second Ecumenical
Council (Vatican II) when the Of-
fice for Religious Relations with
Jews was incorporated into the
Secretariat for Promoting Chris-
tian Unity.
The non-Christian faiths invited
include Hindu, Buddhist, Islam,
Shinto, Zoroastriani8m and the
"traditional religions" of
American Indians and Africans.
But Islam is to be represented
solely by nations not at war, such
as Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt,
Morocco, Bangladesh and Ivory
Coast.
Moslem nations such as Iran
and Iraq, which are at war with
each other, Libya, Syria and Saudi
Arabia, technically in a state of
war with Israel, were not invited
because "their simultaneous
presence would create divisions at
Assisi and not serve the cause of
peace," Silvestrini said.
PAPAL INVITATIONS were
extended to the Rome Jewish
Community, the Union of Italian
Jewish Communities and the In-
ternational Jewish Committee for
Interreligious Consultation
(IJCIC) which is the Holy See's of-
ficial Jewish partner in dialogue.
The IJCIC comprises the
American Jewish Committee,
Synagogue Council of America,
Israel Interfaith Committee,
World Jewish Congress and B'nai
B'rith International.
To date, the only definite Jewish
participant is the delegation to be
Jed by Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio
Toaff. He has assured his
presence with nine other Jewish
males to constitute a minyan for
prayer.
PR Prizes Due
NEW YORK (JTA) The
Council of Jewish Federations will
present 71 public relations prizes
to Jewish federations at its annual
General Assembly next month.
vascular disease. There has been
no update on his condition since
Friday because the family has re-
quested that no further informa-
tion be made available, the
spokesperson told the JTA
Sunday.
The 67-year-old molecular
biologist and geneticist has been
suffering from severe diabetes,
whose complications include a
heart ailment, ulcers, some blind-
ness and loss of part of his foot.
He lost a leg during World War II,
in the battle of Stalingrad.
The fitting of a prosthesis is
possible, according to Dr. Ken-
neth Prager of Bergen County,
NJ who is a cardiopulmonary
physician at Columbia-
Presbyterian Hospital.
PRAGER BOARDED the
plane to check David Goldfarb
after the family had been
reunited. Prager explained that
the elder Goldfarb had never
received a prosthesis because the
Soviets are not advanced in the
field.
Awaiting the arrival of Ham-
mer's plane Thursday evening,
Alexander Goldfarb told reporters
he was grateful to Hammer.
At the airport, Daniloff greeted
the elder Goldfarb, calling him one
of the most "splendid" people he
has ever known. As a U.S. News
and World Report journalist in
Moscow, Daniloff had befriended
the elder Goldfarb after meeting
his son, Alexander Goldfarb,
earlier in New York. On that occa-
sion, Alexander Goldfarb asked
Daniloff to "look up my father"
when he got to Moscow.
That is when the Daniloff-elder
Goldfarb friendship began. Short-
ly thereafter, the KGB approach-
ed David Goldfarb and urged him
to help frame Daniloff as a U.S.
spy. Goldfarb refused, whereupon
official consideration of
Goldfarb's request for a visa to
leave the Soviet Union was
withdrawn and his emigration dif-
ficulties began.
Soutfi County Synagogue Jlfews
TEMPLE SINAI
News of Temple Sinai
Simchat Torah Services will
take place Friday Oct. 24, at 8
p.m. Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance. Sermon by Rabbi
Samuel Silver will be "We
Rejoice."
Succoth/Yiskor Service will
take place Saturday Oct. 25, at 10
a.m.
Information regarding Member-
ship is available at the Temple of-
fice 276-616.
On Friday evening, Oct. 31, at
8:15 p.m., Temple Sinai is holding
its annual "New Member Shab-
bat." On this evening the entire
congregation will have an oppor-
tunity to welcome you to our
family.
Theodore Bikel, star per-
former/social activist will be
presented at Temple Sinai in the
second annual guest lecture series
on Sunday evening Feb. 1,1987 at
8 p.m. His program will be
"Jewish Music; A Borrowed Gar-
ment Made Our Own." Ticket
donations are $7.50-$10 and $25
patron, which includes post cham-
pagne reception with Bikel. Call
temple office 276-616 for reserva-
tions and information.
'Amadeus' To
Be Performed
AtFAU
"Amadeus" the brilliant Broad-
way hit by Peter Shaffer, will
open the Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity Theatre Department's
1986-87 season when it is
presented Nov. 7-16 at the FAU
Theatre.
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Del ray Beach, announces its se-
cond annual series of musical
revues for the 1986-87 season. Up-
coming productions include Razz
Ma Jazz, musical variety show, on
Nov. 23; The Great American
Musical on Parade, performance
by the Gold Coast Opera, on Jan.
25; the music and dancing of the
Mora Arriaga on Feb. 15; and
Light in Heart, illusion combined
with music, on March 29. All per-
formances will be on Sunday even-
ings at 8 p.m. and seats are
reserved. Tickets are $5 a show.
For more information or reserva-
tions call 276-6161.
Son "Sponsor" Father
Something of a first is being
claimed by Rabbi Samuel Silver,
of Temple Sinai, Delray Beach
and his son, Barry, a Boca Raton
attorney.
For years the Rabbi has been
host of a weekly radio program on
Station WDBF, Delray Beach.
From time to time the program,
called Interdenominational, has
had commercial sponsors.
The new sponsor is the Rabbi's
son, Barry.
"We think this is un-
precedented," said Vic Knight,
station manager. Currently the
broadcasts, heard Sundays at
10:06 a.m. on the station, which is
1420 on the AM dial, features con-
versations between the Rabbi and
Rev. Salvatore Miraglia, formerly
with Ascension Catholic Church in
Boca, and now with San Isidro
Church, Pompano Beach. Father
Miraglia is on the staff on Anon
Anew, a therapy center for drug
and alcohol addicts.
On another radio program
hosted by Rabbi Silver, Parson to
Parson, heard Sundays a 6:45
a.m. on Station WEAT, West
Palm Beach, 850 on the AM dial,
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there's a three-way colloquy with
Dr. John Mangrum, of St. David's
Episcopal Church, Wellington,
and Rev. Edward S. French,
Pastor of the New Life Ministries,
in Lake Worth. Rev. French
describes on the broadcasts, the
services provided for "hurt peo-
ple" at his agency.
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
Simchat Torah
Sunday Evening, October 26
The joyous festival of the Torah
will be observed in Congregation
B'nai Israel in Boca Raton on Sun-
day, Oct. 26, beginning at 7:30
p.m. The concluding verses of
Deuteronomy immediately follow-
ed by the verses of Genesis will be
accompanied with traditional
singing, dancing and celebration.
In addition, all of the congrega-
tion's newest members, children
born since last Simchat Torah will
be called to the Torah for a special
honor. Services will take place at
the Center for Group Counseling
on Boca Rio Road, in Boca Raton.
All who come in the spirit of peace
are welcome.
New Member Sabbath Service
On Friday evening, Oct. 24,
Congregation B'nai Israel will
become the new members of the
congregation who have become
members in the last several
weeks. This very special Torah
Service is designed to allow an op-
portunity for new members to get
to know current members and for
current members to greet the new
members. A reserved place in the
Torah processional for each
member of each new family has
been allotted.
As always, child care is
available.
Bat Mitzvah
Lauren Brower
LAUREN BROWER
On Saturday, Lauren Michelle
Brower, daughter of Sheila and
Kenneth Brower, will be called to
the Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as s Bat Mitzvah.
Lauren is an 8th Grade student
at Boca Raton Middle School and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family
members sharing in the Simcha
are her brother, Craig, and grand-
parents, Rotalyn and Sam
Shaposs of North Miami Beach
and Gertrude and Max Bauman of
Lake Worth. Mr. and Mrs.
Brower will host a Kidduah in
Lauren's honor following Shabbat
morning services.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, October 24, 1986
Israel Says
No Info Available on Downed Pilot in Lebanon
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA)
Sources here said that
Isarel has no definite infor-
mation that one of the
airmen who bailed out when
their Israel Air Force Phan-
tom iet was shot down over
South Lebanon Thursday
(Oct. 16) is in the hands of
Amal, the Shiite Moslem
Militia.
Amal claimed Friday to be
holding the flyer. They said he
sustained a broken arm but was
otherwise unharmed. The sources
here said Lebanon media reports
were studied over the weekend
but offered no confirmation of
Amal's claim. Amal failed to pro-
duce the pilot for foreign
reporters.
THE PILOT was literally
scooped off the ground in a daring
helicopter rescue Thursday, 90
minutes after he parachuted safe-
ly in an area east of the port city
of Sidon controlled by terrorist
groups. Outgoing Premier
Shimon Peres said at Sunday's
Cabinet meeting that the rescue
was the most brilliant and
courageous act possible in the cir-
cumstances. He said it proved the
resourcefulness of the Israel
Defense Force and the Air Force.
Jews Safe In
El Salvador
Earthquake
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Members of the small Jewish com-
munity of El Salvador escaped in-
jury in the massive earthquake
and even managed to hold Yom
Kippur services, according to in-
formation received by Rabbi Mor-
ton Roaenthal, Latin American
Affairs director of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith.
He said, however, that ADL
was advised by Jean-Claude Kahn,
president of the Jewish communi-
ty of El Salvador, that many of
them suffered damages to their
homes and businesses. Roaenthal
said Kahn urged that the
American Jewish community
assist in the general earthquake
relief effort.
The American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee announed
that it was opening its mailbox for
receipt of contribution* to aid the
earthquake victims.
Kahn, who owns a textile fac-
tory in San Salvador, is working
with other local hiinsnsn to
manage the flow of international
aid into the country. The program
is being coordinated by the
private sector, working with the
United States Agency for Interna-
tional Development.
Librarian's
Chair Funded
NEW YORK (WNS) A
Chair for the Chief Librarian of
the Jewish Division of The New
York Public Library has been
created through a $1 million en-
dowment gift from the Dorot
Foundation. The endowed chair
represents the largest gift ever
made to the Jewish Division, one
of the greatest collections of
Judaica in the world and the moat
accessible. It will help secure the
continued growth of the Division
under the leadership of its chief,
Leonard Gold.
The American-built jet fighter
was the first Israel Air Force
plane shot down over Lebanon
since 1983. It was taking part in a
bombing raid on an El Fatah base
near the Lebanese coast south of
Tyre. It is believed to have been
hit by a Soviet-made SA-7 rocket.
Details of the pilot rescue were
released after nearly 10 hours of
official silence. According to the
account, the pilot managed for 90
minutes to evade terrorists in the
area. He was detected by a radio
transmitter device activated when
he bailed out of his plane.
A SEARCH helicopter braving
gunfire at treetop level swooped
to the ground long enough to
allow the pilot to grab the skids
and whisked him to safety. The
pilot, not immediately identified,
was released from Rambam
Hospital in Haifa after a physical
checkup.
The search for the second down-
ed fyler proved fruitless.
Although Israel remains skeptical
of Amal's claim that he is their
captive, the government's coor-
dinator for policy in Lebanon, Uri
Lubrani, warned the Shiite militia
Sunday that it would be held
responsible for the safety and
welfare of the missing man.
Amal leader Nabih Berri spoke
over the weekend of a possible
major prisoner exchange. But
observers here doubt that Israel
would agree to anything on the
scale of the 1985 swap in which
1,150 convicted Lebanese and
Palestinian terrorists were releas-
ed in exchange for three Israeli
soldiers held in Lebanon by Ahm-
ed Jibril's Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine-General
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