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Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, July 3,1987
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Bishops Join Anti-Waldheim Stance
POPE AND WALDHEIM: Photo above was taken on October 5,
1985 when Pope John Paul II met with a former UN Secretary
General Kurt Waldheim at the Vatican. The announced official
visit of Waldheim, now President of Austria, to the Vatican on
Thursday thus week has stirred up indignation among Jewish
communities around the world.
WASHINGTON Ar-
chbishop John May of St.
Louis, president of the Na-
tional Conference of Catholic
Bishops, said in a statement
issued here Monday that "the
motivations of (Pope John Paul
II) need to be clarified" regar-
ding his audience with
Austria's President Kurt
Waldheim in the Vatican
The Pope's decision has rais-
ed a storm of controversy
among Jewish leaders and
organizations across America
and internationally, who con-
sider Waldheim to be "an
unrepentant Nazi."
IN HIS statement, Ar-
chbishop May appeared to be
giving these Jewish
spokesmen support in their de-
mand last Friday that the
Pope meet with them for a
"substantive" discussion
before his Sept. 11 meeting in
Miami as part of a papal cross-
country American tour.
"I am aware of the sensitivi-
ty of this (the papal audience
with President Waldheim) and
related issues for the Jewish
community in the United
States and throughout the
world," May said in his state-
ment, thus throwing the sup-
port of U.S. Catholic bishops
behind American Jews.
Despite protests from Israel
and Jews around the world,
the Vatican insisted Tuesday
that the papal audience with
. Waldheim would take place as
scheduled.
WALDHEIM WAS ex
pected to meet with Pope John
Paul in the Vatican for approx-
imately one-half hour and l>e
given full honors.
Following his statement in
Washington, Archbishop May
emohasized that the U.S.
Continued on Page 2
'Higher Authority9
Says Hebrew National IS Kosher
By HAVIVA KRASNER
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Hebrew National Kosher
Foods Inc. of New York is de-
nying a charge by the New
York State Department of
Agriculture and Markets, ac-
companied by a $39,800 fine,
that the company sold non-
kosher meat under a kosher
label in June 1985.
Isidor Pines, president of the
81-year-old company, said in a
press conference last week
that the company has filed suit
in New York State Supreme
Court here against the Depart-
ment for "altering an official
document and seeking to pro-
secute an alleged violation on
such an alteration. We further
charge that the Department
has acted irresponsibly by
releasing false information,
creating misleading innuendo
and attempting to convict
Hebrew National in the
press."
THE DISPUTE began with
a routine, unannounced inspec-
tion of the Hebrew National
plant in New York City on
June 19, 1985. One of the in-
spectors wrote in a report that
he found "boneless meat soak-
ing in hot water," which the
Department now says
rendered the meat non-kosher.
But while at Hebrew Na-
tional, the inspector wrote
that he and the plant's night-
time kashrut supervisor ques-
tioned an employee about the
hot water, and were told "so-
meone fooled with the water."
The Department allowed the
meat to be processed and sold,
and the plant was found to be
in compliance with state
kashrut regulations.
BUT ALMOST two years
later, on May 8, 1987, the
Department of Agriculture
sent a letter to Hebrew Na-
tional stating that two years
previously the company "had,
in a stainless steel tank, ap-
proximately 100 pieces of
boneless meat soaking in hot
water, thereby rendering the
meat non-kosher."
Hebrew National was fined
$39,800 to be paid within 10
days or else "evidence of the
alleged violation would be for-
warded to the Attorney
General of the State of New
York for the recovery "f the
maximum penalty all< i by
law, or for such other action as
he may conclude the facts war-
rant." Hebrew National refus-
ed to pay, and the letter is now
in the hands of the Attorney
General.
Hebrew National's attorney,
David Ellenhorn, plans to
argue in Court that the
Department altered the report
of its inspectors by crossing
out a check mark in the "In
Compliance" column and
writing in a new check in the
"Out of Compliance" column.
Rabbi Schulem Rubin, director
of the Kosher Law Enforce-
ment Division of the Depart-
ment, said the document is
"inconsequential to the case."
IN ITS SUIT, Hebrew Na-
tional is also claiming that the
charge is "designed to
retaliate against Hebrew Na-
tional" for relocating its
operations from its plant in
New York to one in In-
Rabbi Tibor Stern
dianapolis, causing Kubin a
"loss of jurisdiction."
However, Rubin asserts that
the Department has control
over all products sold in New
York.
Pines said that Hebrew Na-
tional "received no indication
from the Department as to
why the report was changed,
Continued on Page 6-


Page 2 The Jewish Floridianof South County/Friday, July 3, 1987
Still Indifferent
Barbie Listens to Horror Tales
With Amused Smile on Face

By EDWIN EYTAN
LYON (JTA) In or out
of court here, where he is on
trial for crimes against
humanity, Klaus Barbie con-
tinues to show indifference to
his alleged victims' sufferings
and to the trial itself.
In court, where "the But-
cher of Lyon" last appeared on
June 6, he listens to the horror
stories of his interrogations
and ensuing deportations with
a half-amused smile. In his cell
at St. Joseph Prison here, he
sat throughout last week glued
to his television set watching
the French Open tennis
tournament.
AT ONE POINT, his prison
wardens became so upset with
his indifference that, contrary
to prison regulations, they con-
fiscated his TV. The practice in
France is to allow non-
sentenced prisoners, or those
still awaiting sentences, to
watch TV and read
newspapers at will. Prison
authorities refused to com-
ment on this incident, but
some wardens have privately
told newsmen that "now that
the tennis tournament is over"
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Barbie's cell.
Barbie's absence has
frustrated most of the victims
and the plaintiffs lawyers and
it has somewhat taken the trial
off course. Former victims,
witnesses and lawyers address
an empty dock and the defense
lawyer, Jacques Verges, who
occasionally barely manages to
hide his glee at this paradox.
Prosecutor Andre Truche
has not requested that Barbie
be present for the entire trial,
but has on several occasions
tried to make him reveal some
of his hidden personality and
explain how he became a con-
vinced Nazi in the 1930's. He
also prodded Barbie to explain
some of the tenets of National
Socialism and his own attitude
to its racist theories.
LAST FRIDAY, when Bar-
bie made one of his brief ap-
pearances in court, Truche
told him: "In years from now
people will see a film of this
trial (the proceedings will be
released in 20 years).
"They will hear the
testimonies, and they will pro-
bably ask themselves, 'Didn't
he have anything to say? No
explanation to offer?' Maybe
even your own grandchildren
or great grandchildren might
research into the past of their
families and try to understand
what had happened. Don't you
think that you should
respond?"
Barbie, true to the stance he
had adopted since May 13,
when he claimed that he was
"a hostage illegally brought to
France," remained silent. He
only repeated his by now stan-
dard retort, "Nichts zu sagen,
Herr President" (I have
nothing to say, Mr. President).
The trial has entered a se-
cond phase. For the first four
weeks, the court, nine jurors
and three judges heard
testimony from former victims
mainly Jews who often hob-
bled to the stand and poured
out more than 40 years of
pent-up frustrations. Now the
court is hearing witnesses
described as "of general in-
terest," mainly historians,
researchers and former
leaders of France's wartime
anti-German resistance forces.
THE trial began on May 11
Bishops
Support Jews
Continued from Page 1
Catholic Church has little in-
fluence on the Vatican's
diplomatic decisions. "Ob-
viously, I have no competence
to speak" for it, he declared.
But he added: "I do want to
express my hope that plans for
the meeting in Miami between
Jewish leaders and the Holy
Father will continue despite
the serious concerns raised by
some that the intention of the
Holy Father to receive Presi-
dent Waldheim will impact
negatively on the Miami
meeting."
May emphasized that Thurs-
day's papal audience "did not
initiate" with the Pope and
that the meeting is "in keeping
with the standard practice of
the Holy See to receive duly
elected political leaders."
WITNESS: Marie Claire Vaillant Couturier
arrives at the Lyon Pa'ais de Justice to testify
before the court in the trial of former Gestapo
Chief in Lyon Klaus Barbie. She was deported
and is expected to end July 3
or 4. Among the latter
witnesses was the late French
President Charles De Gaulle's
niece, Genevieve DeGaulle-
Anthonioz, 66, herself a
former deportee to
Ravensbruck, a notorious
women's concentration camp.
Testifying Tuesday, she said
that babies were often drown-
ed in buckets of water shortly
after birth at the camp and
that conditions were so horri-
ble that most women preferred
to see their children dead
rather than survive for
another few weeks, or months
at the most.
Verges privately says that
his client still hopes that the
Bolivian Supreme Court will
decide that his extradition was
illegal and ask France to
return him.
Truche last week told Bar-
bie, "One thing is certain, you
will never see Bolivia again."
Even then, Barbie did not
flinch.
AP/Wide World Photo
to Auschwitz and Ravensbruck and was a
French witness in 1945-46 during the trial in
Nurenberg.
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Strong As The Weakest Link
Friday, July 3, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
By WENDY ELLIMAN
Shlomo was a celebrity when
he arrived in Israel nine years
ago. He was eight years old
and had escaped from Syria by
walking across the mountains
to Turkey. Everyone first at
the Netanya absorption
center, and then in Jerusalem
where he settled with his
parents seven brothers and
sisters wanted to hear his
stories.
But when the stories were
told, Shlomo no longer drew
audiences. Not even his
parents, struggling to build a
new life, had time to listen to
him. He fell behind at school,
skipped class and fell fur-
ther behind. His anger against
home and school mounted. By
the time he was 14, he was
rarely anywhere but on the
street, at the fringe of a gang
of older boys.
It's at this point that
Shlomo's story takes a dif-
ferent turn from that of an
estimated 15,000 to 20,000
Israeli teenagers, currently
heading down the road to
delinquency. He was befriend-
ed by a streetworker, who
brought him to the
Preparatory Center for Youth
Studies usually called the
Interim Station in
downtown Jerusalem.
"The Station's aim is to help
Shlomo and youngsters like
him to cope, both educationally
and socially to reach a level
where they can fit into socie-
ty," says Lisa Kaufman, coor-
dinator of Youth and
Technology Projects for the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee-
Israel.
"It doesn't teach him a trade
or award him a diploma. There
are other places to do that.
What the Station does do is
make him believe in himself
and fit in: arrive on time, dress
tidily, and be part of a group,
without disrupting activities or
wrecking the surroundings."
"Shlomo was 16 when he
came to us," says Rami
Sulimani, the Station's direc-
tor. "He was big, tough and
angry. But protected inside a
very surly exterior was a hurt
child, whose main life-
experience had been failure
and rejection. We told him he
was welcome at the Station
one day a week, and could
choose what he wanted to do
here."
That first day, Shlomo joined
the ceramics group. He molded
damp clay into an ashtray,
baked it hard, and took it home
a deliberately simple project
designed to give him a sense of
achievement.
"He remained tense and
jumpy all through that first
year,' says Sulimani. "He
never once arrived on time,
and he drifted from group to
group. He bored of ceramics,
and tried cookery. He tired of
that and moved to our hair-
dressing class. He shied away
from arithmetic and language
classes, but agreed to try the
computer. That gave him con-
fidence: he quickly abandoned
computer games, and threw
himself into technical
drawing."
By the second year, Shlomo
was turning up on time,
reading and writing fluently
and giving slide-lectures to his
peers on the traditions of
Syrian Jewry and the story of
his escape. Last month, the
Israel Defense Forces recruit-
ment board accepted him for
its Border Guard unit. He is to
be inducted later this year.
The Interim Station has
been helping an annual 140
teenage drop-outs since 1978.
Two years ago it joined with
the JDC who were seeking to
create a model outreach
system for Israel's marginal
youngsters.
"We'd make a very complete
study of the existing rescue
frameworks in Israel," says
Kaufman. "There are a
number of them, run by dif-
ferent bodies. But we found
that they're uncoordinated,
and each gives only fragments
of help. Nothing provided a full
answer. We wanted to create a
new environment for these
troubled kids, not just fill in
the blanks."
Many of the ideas developed
by JDC's research teams were
shared by the Interim Station
staff and so the partnership
began. "We'd been learning as
we went along," says
Sulimani, "but we were always
under pressure. We work with
very troubled, difficult
youngsters, and we lacked
back-up financial and
academic. Now that the joint is
with us, we not only have their
close support, but thev've also
brought in prestigious institu-
tions. So in addition to their
very great practical contribu-
tion, they've helped us look at
ourselves differently. We've
become a national laboratory
on how to help delinquent
youngsters and potential
criminals back in to the
mainstream."
Coordination with a range of
institutions is a cornerstone of
the JDC approach in building a
national youth rehabilitation
model. The Ministries of
Education and Social Welfare,
the Jerusalem municipality,
ORT's pedagogical center, the
Amal vocational network and
a Tel Aviv university team are
all helping develop the
prototype.
While much of the Station's
original system will be retain-
ed, one of JDC's stresses is
modern technology. "It was
once assumed that all this kind
of population was fit for was
basic workman skills," says
Kaufman. "But the future for
which we're preparing these
kids is technological, and we
want to introduce this into the
Station."
The installation of five com-
puter terminals, on which
everyone spends 45 minutes
during his day at the Station,
has proven a successful begin-
ning. "We thought the kids
would vandalize the computers
in days," says Sandra Gruber,
one of the Interim Station's 26
part-time teachers. "But in the
six months they've been here,
nothing has been damaged
not even the fragile floppy
disks."
The computers have been
very effective, as tools for both
teaching and for boosting self-
image. They are to be followed
by courses in electricity and
mechanisms, now being
developed for the Station,
specially designed for
iroungsters with a record of
earning failure and limited
cognitive skills.
As of September 1, with the
new courses introduced, the
Interim Station begins a for-
mal 12 experimental months.
When the year is evaluated,
the system will be taken to two
more centers in two other
towns.
Rami Sulimani has no doubt
that the trial year will succeed.
"If you relate to these kids as
valuable human beings, that's
how they respond. We already
know that.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 3, 1987
Papal Audience
Shouldn't Be Debated
From all indications, Pope John Paul II
was at the beginning of the week absolutely
unrepentant about his audience with
Austria's President Kurt Waldheim in the
Vatican on Thursday. Certainly, by now,
there is no point in debating the issue of the
audience any further.
From our point of view, there was little
purpose in debating the issue at the very
outset. American Jews, Jews elsewhere
throughout the world, and Jews in Israel
have their own agenda. But so does the
Vatican.
As a political entity, the Vatican pursues
that agenda with the same vigor and, often,
the same greed as does any other duly-
constituted country, whether the country be
the United States, the Soviet Union or even
Israel.
But the still-scheduled meeting between
American Jewish leaders and Pope John
Paul in Miami on Sept. 11 has for the past
week raised the question of whether Jews
committed to the meeting should in fact par-
ticipate, especially now that the audience
with Kurt Waldheim is a seeming fait
accompli.
Conserving Jewish Energy
As we see it, the question should not be
raised at all. A special assistant to Sen. Carl
Levin (D., Mich.), former editor of the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee's
publication, "Near East Report," last week
told a symposium at B'nai B'rith's Interna-
tional headquarters in Washington that
American Jews ought to quit feeling the
"obligation" to get into so many of the inter-
nal political debates that are a part of
Israel's realpolitik.
In effect, spiritual, historic, religious and
economic identification with Israel are one
thing. Political participation is quite another
unless those so motivated make aliya
there, and earn that right.
However infuriating to us the Vatican's
decision about President Waldheim may be,
that decision is after all an internal political
matter about which, as Jews, we ought to
learn to be more pragmatic.
Understood in these terms, equating Pope
John Paul's audience with Waldheim with
President Reagan's visit to Bitburg last year
is an absurdity. In the former, we violate the
principle of conservation of Jewish minority
energy applied to an issue over which we
have little control and less right to speak. In
the latter, as American citizens, we were en-
titled, and did, give the President hell.
What all of this means is that the conser-
vation of Jewish minority energy ought now
to focus that energy with an even greater
sharpness than before on the Sept. 11
meeting with the Pope in Miami.
The Greater Truths
If as Jews in that forum we would to raise
the question of the Pope's failure to
recognize the State of Israel's national
sovereignty or even Israel's capital as
Jerusalem, then we can do that as an inter-
nal American political matter within the
context of our relationship to the legislative
and executive branches of our federal
government in Washington. To raise these
questions directly with the Pope in Miami is
wasted time. And worse, wasted
opportunity.
Then what ought we to focus on? Since the
Council of Nicea in 325 CE, the Roman
Catholic Church has built an international
institution which, by its theological nature,
held Jews in contempt, tortured and
massacred them for what its prelates called
"their great refusal," and isolated Jews into
the ghettoes of the living world experience.
Much has happened between then and
now. Especially so in America. The National
Conference of Catholic Bishops' statement
?JTA
in Washington this week is a case in point in
which U.S. Catholics take a stand, albeit and
understandably a careful one, against the
Pope's decision to meet with President
Waldheim and in support "of the sensitivity
of this and related issues for the Jewish com-
munity in the United States and throughout
the world." They do this as Catholics but
even more so as Americans.
It is uniquely American that Archbishop
John May's statement spoke these and other
words in sympathetic defense of American
Jewish outrage. It is uniquely the quality of
America, in fact, which manifests itself in
the highest offices of the American Catholic
Church these days, that motivated Pope
John Paul's visit to the United States in
September in the first place. His brief visit
with Jews in Miami will be but a bump on a
far larger log.
In reality, the Papal visit will be an at-
tempt to begin a reconciliation of
democratized, middle class and higher
American Catholics with the realities of a
far more conservative Catholicism practiced
elsewhere in the world. Whether the
American Catholic Church moves forward
or backward will be its own choice. We are
betting that it will continue to move
forward.
But as long as this American Catholic
spirit prevails, as long as American
Catholics are uniquely and increasingly con-
cerned about what their Jewish fellow-
Americans think and feel, and as long as
they seek dialogue with them on so many
matters, both secular and spiritual, it would
be absurd to turn our backs on that spirit
on that genuine desire for friendship which
has been such a long time in coming. And
which is still hundreds of years ahead of that
spirit in other Catholic Church institutions
elsewhere in the world.
It would be absurd to turn our backs on
that potent arena where, as Winston Chur-
chill taught us, "it is better to jaw-jaw than
war-war." For it is in that arena where our
greatest hope lies for friendly ties with the
Christian world's most powerful church.
We have no right to make the choice of
turning our backs, especially when our
"justification" is rooted in political con-
siderations which must play no role here.
Besides, politics are transitory. The heat of
their moment dissipates into history. And it
is there, in history, in the tale of the spirit of
man, that man's destiny is most often
decided.
Biederman's Travels
He Has A Nose For What's Happening
By JIM SHIPLEY
Biederman gets around. 1
mean, yes, he travels a lot. But
beyond that, he moves around
pretty good and seems to have
a real nose for what is
happening.
This particular evening he
waved me over to his table
which has great access to the
free Italian hors d'oeuvres and
comes up with his usual warm
greeting.
"Life is good?"
"Life is always good," I rep-
ly. "If not to me, then to
somebody."
"GOOD POINT," says
Biederman, expertly spearing
little meatballs with a
toothpick. He looks like a
native spear fisherman on the
hunt. "You gotta know
yourself, right?"
"If not me, then who?" I
reach for the lasagna. Small
bites, but succulent.
"Well," Biederman shakes
his head, "if you look around
you, there are people sear-
ching for themselves like a lost
sock in the dryer. And there
are people making a living
from this."
"From lost socks?"
"No, oh sauce on the chin
from telling us that we don't
know ourselves and helping us
find the 'real us.' "
"SELF-IMPROVE-
MENT." I state with-self-
satisfaction. "Biederman,
there has always been self-
improvement. Books and
workshops and all that stuff
so what's new?"
"Competition!" Biederman
makes a flourish with a red
napkin. "Was a time that Dale
Carnegie and Norman Vincent
Peale had it to themselves.
Then along comes EST and TA
and all those other initials.
Now you gotta have a hook
a gimmick."
"And what makes a gim-
mick?" I query reaching for
the last chicken wing.
Biederman stares into space.
"Well, like putting people in a
room with complete strangers
for 18 hours. No food, no
water no bathroom breaks.
Under the Helsinki Accords, it
is a clear violation of human
rights, but people pay three-
hundred bucks to do it to
themselves."
"Biederman," I lean for-
ward to be heard in the happy
hour cacophony. "Plenty of
folks get plenty of good from
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Under 'Cause Celebre' Because He Was A Jew
By GORDON ZACKS
The case of Benjamin
Linder, the first American kill-
ed in the fighting of
Nicaragua's civil war, has
become something of a cause
celebre for the media and,
because he was a Jew. for the
Jewish community. In Jewish
and secular news reports,
Linder has been eulogized as a
near-saint.
He was, we are told, a young
man so idealistic, so commit-
ted to peace and justice, that
he gave up a lucrative career
as an engineer to help the
Nicaraguan people.
IN THEIR rush to judg-
ment, the media and the
Jewish community, prompted
by American friends of
Nicaragua's Sandinista
government, have overlooked
some important facts relating
to the nature of Linder's ser-
vice in Nicaragua.
And, perhaps more impor-
tant, they have overlooked the
nature of the Sandinista
regime itself, a regime that is
not only brutal and repressive,
but is also anti-Semitic and
closely allied with the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion (PLO) and other terrorist
groups.
First, let us clarify the situa-
tion surrounding Linder's
presence in northern
Nicaragua. Linder has been
widely described as a bright-
eyed, idealistic civilian whose
misfortune it was to be work-
ing in an area where the anti-
Sandinista resistance, the con-
tras, were active.
NO MENTION is made,
however, of the fact that the
Sandinistas frequently forcibly
relocate civilians away from
combat areas. Indeed, on the
very day that Linder was kill-
ed, they removed thousands of
campesinos, or peasants, away
from areas in the south where
the contras are active.
Why did they not also
remove Linder? The answer is
that the forced-resettlement
program has little to do with
the safety of those whom the
Sandinistas force from their
homes. Rather, it seeks to
deny the contras the support
that the campesinos often
provide.
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Daniel Ortega
attended Linder's
funeral but
conveniendy forgot
an article about Jews
and how they
crucify with prices.'
John and Miriam Linder. brother
and sister of American engineer
Benjamin Linder slain in Nicaragua
April 28, were in Miami last week
calling for help for Benjamin's cause
which, they said, was deeply commit-
ted to the Sandinista revolution. In
this article, Gordon Zacks suggests
that Linder was anything but the
idealistic man so committed to peace
and justice.' a description which
AP/Wide World Photo
characterizes him in some of the
media. Mr. Zacks is a national co-
chairman of the National Jewish
Coalition, vice chairman of the
American Jewish Committee, and a
past national chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal. In photo above. Ben-
jamin Linder. of Portland. Ore., is
shown wearing a sidearm as he was
taking measurements on a
hydroelectric p. Dject in Nicaragua.
His funeral was ironic for Nicaragua's
Jews who know the enmity toward Israel.
Since Linder was apparently
considered "loyal" to the San-
dinista cause, the government
felt free to place his life at risk
by allowing him to continue
working in a war zone.
This action should come as
no surprise. Like many of the
internacionalistas or "San-
dalistas" as these foreign
workers in Nicaragua are call-
ed, Linder was considered an
active participant in the San-
dinista revolution.
AS SUCH, Linder received
a Sandinista army uniform.
Although not wearing it at the
time he was killed, he was in
the company of others who
were. But, more important, he
was carrying a Sandinista-
issue AK-47 sub-machine gun
hardly the kind of equip-
ment likely to convince contra
attackers that Linder's sole
function was that of a civilian
engineer.
It would seem, then, that
Linder was not quite the inno-
cent by-stander to the civil war
that his American friends
claim him to be.
But then, these same friends
have often demonstrated that
their view of Nicaragua is in-
tended to show the Sandinistas
in the best possible light,
whatever the facts may
suggest.
IN FACT, Linder's ad-
mirers in the United States
such as the innocuously-named
New Jewish Agenda, with
which Linder himself was in-
volved have been active in
support of the Sandinistas and
of other pro-Soviet forces in
Central America and beyond.
These same people also turn a
blind eye to the increasing
repression in Nicaragua, even
though the Sandinistas have
turned ten percent of the coun-
try's population into refugees.
They also ignore the San-
dinistas' support for terrorist
Linder's U.S.
admirers are mostly
supporters of the
Sandinistas and
other pro-Soviet
causes.
groups as varied as Spain's
ETA Basque separatists, the
Irish Republican Army, and
the PLO.
Linder's funeral in
Nicaragua provided a scene of
bitter irony to Jews who are
aware of the Sandinistas' en-
mity towards Israel and the
Jewish people. The Sandinista
president, Daniel Ortega, who
attended the funeral, heard
the participants sing oseh
shalom a Hebrew song call-
ing for peace on Earth.
BOTH ORTEGA and the
mourners found it convenient
to forget that, just days earlier
- on April 21, 1987 the
Sandinista-con trolled
newspaper, El Nuevo Diario,
had published an article about
the black-market entitled:
"Like Jews, They Crucify
With Prices."
Such blatant anti-Semitism
is only the latest example of
the hostility that the San-
dinistas harbor against Jews.
So deep was this hostility, and
so systematic the intimidation,
that the entire Nicaraguan
Jewish community was forced
to flee the country after the
Sandinistas seized power.
Yet it is not surprising that
such persecution should be ig-
nored by Linder's supporters:
for they, particularly the New
Jewish Agenda, sought to
apologize for the harassment
and attacks that Nicaragua's
Jews endured at the hands of
the Sandinista government.
THE FUNERAL'S par-
ticipants and their American
sympathizers also chose to ig-
nore renewed reports that
PLO pilots have flown mis-
sions for the Sandinistas.
These reports, raised during
the I ran -contra hearings by
Rep. Jim Courter (R., N.J.),
are only the latest albeit the
most alarming examples of
the 20-year-old "fraternal"
relationship between the San-
dinistas and the PLO.
Linder's death was. indeed,
tragic. But another, less-
publicized tragedy, is the will-
ingness of Americans, Jew and
non-Jew alike, to ignore the
truth about his death, and to
allow themselves to be used to
deflect attention from the
cruelty and ruthlessness of I
brutally repressive regime.
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Mystery Deepens Over Fate
Of Jew Kidnapped in Beirut
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) The
mystery deepened over the
fate of Elie Srour, one of six
Lebanese Jews kidnapped in
West Beirut on March 30,
1985. A terrorist group, call-
ing itself "The Organization of
the Oppressed of the Earth,"
claimed last Friday that it had
"executed" Srour in
"reprisal" for recent Israeli
air strikes at terrorist targets
in south Lebanon.
But the same organization
announced Srour's "execu-
tion" last December 30, alleg-
ing he was an Israeli "spy"
who "belonged to the Mossad
while claiming to act as presi-
dent of the Lebanese Jewish
community."
THE LATEST "execution"
was announced in a handwrit-
ten note discovered by police
along with a photograph of the
victim. The photograph was
identified as Srour but police
could not say when it was
taken.
Srour was seized more than
two years ago outside his elec-
trical appliance shop in west
Beirut. He had headed the
Hevrat Kadisha, the Jewish
burial society in Beirut.
Ten Lebanese Jews have
been kidnapped during the
Dast two-and-a-half years.
Their captors claimed that
seven were "executed." Only
three bodies were found. No
traces have been found of
Srour or the others.
The Jewish community here
and groups in Israel have been
trying to learn the fate of the
missing men, so far without
success. The announcement of
Srour's "execution" twice in
six months, each time for dif-
ferent reasons, has added to
the puzzle.
IN NEW YORK Sunday,
Morris Abram, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations, said "The con-
tempt for human life by Shiite
terrorists is underscored once
more by the murder of Elie
Srour.
Coupled with the kidnapping
of the American journalist,
Charles Glass, this latest
atrocity reveals again the
cruelty of the terrorists and
their mindless nihilism."
He added that the war
against terrorism will be won
"when the West exhibits the
will and the strength to crush
those who challenge the rule of
law and the moral values of
civilized society."
Galactic Mezuzah Now Earth-
Bound At Jewish Museum
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) A
mezuzah that has orbited the
earth 109 times came to rest
last month at the Jewish
Museum here. Astronaut Dr.
Jeffrey Hoffman, who took the
mezuzah into space two years
ago on the shuttle Discovery,
made the presentation of the
unearthly mezuzah to the
Jewish Museum.
Hoffman, an identifying Jew
and active member of a
synagogue in Houston, Texas,
said he "wanted to make this
special," referring to the tradi-
tion of taking personal posses-
sions into space to be brought
back as unusual mementos.
Other astronauts have
brought with them flags,
school banners and rings, all
manner of souvenirs that
become touched with a sense
Hebrew National
IS Kosher
Continued from Page 1
and it is beyond comprehen-
sion." He added that during
the course of the two years
between the inspection and the
current accusation, the com-
pany was never informed of
any doubts as to its reliability.
In a press release issued Fri-
day, Donald Butcher, Commis-
sioner of the Department,
stated that despite these
issues about "check marks and
the time to process the allega-
tions, the central fact remains
we believe a violation of
kosher laws occurred."
The Department's Kosher
Advisory Board comprising
members of the Jewish com-
munity including six rabbis, all
of whom are experts in
kashrut decided unanimous-
ly last Thursday (June 18) that
meat found soaking in hot
water before it is deveined and
salted is not kosher.
RABBI TIBOR STERN, of
Miami Beach, national rabbinic
chairman of Hebrew National,
argues that even if the water
was too hot, the meat would
still be kosher because the
meat was soaking in a secon-
dary vessel, not the one in
which the water was heated in.
Stern stated at the press
conference that "kosher law
should be decided by Torah
law, not state law." In fact.
Stern subsequently had Rubin
summoned before a rabbinical
tribunal of the Orthodox Rab-
bis of the United States and
Canada to challenge the
kashrut laws of the State of
New York.
Hebrew National is still con-
sidering filing a libel suit
against the Department. "Any
time a company is accused of
doing something wrong it will
hurt business," Pines said.
"Thank God we have loyal
customers."
Officials of the Department
of Agriculture and Markets
refused to speak about the
case, even about the two-year
lapse between the inspection
and the accusation, because its
report is in the hands of the
Attorney General.
Failing Dollar Means JDC Cutbacks
NEW YORK (JTA) The
falling value of the dollar limits
the service that the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC) can provide
to Jews in Israel, Eastern
Europe, France and Moslem
countries, according to JDC
president Heinz Eppler.
Speaking to the JDC semi-
annual board meeting here last
month, Eppler noted that the
1987 budget of $57 million was
based on currency exchange
rates of Dec. 1, 1986.
"Since then, the further
deterioration of the dollar has
resulted in an additional $1
million deficit," he told the
board.
Outgoing executive vice
president Ralph Goldman
reported that the JDC Interna-
tional Development Program,
which would help place Israeli
technical assistance into the
Third World, has begun discus-
sions about support with the
Jewish communities in Canada
and Great Britain.
of infinity as they pass through
the earth's stratosphere and
circle the heavens.
"I did something else," said
Hoffman, as he presented the
handsome mezuzah to the
museum. "Being a Jew and
making my first trip into
space," Hoffman said he was
aware of the Jewish history of
traveling, of moving from
place to place, he even joked
about one day establishing a
synagogue in space.
"As we go into space, we
carry our civilization and
culture with us. Being a Jew is
part of that," Hoffman said as
he handed over the mezuzah,
mounted on a framed collage
of his voyage, which includes a
drawing of the Discovery circl-
ing the earth, the American
flag trailing the craft, its red
and white stripes coming
around the globe nearly full
circle. The names of the crew
are embossed onto a NASA in-
signia with the name
"Discovery" running vertical-
ly down the board, the flight
number, 51-D, H-19 and date,
April 1985, at the top.
The cobalt navy blue ceramic
mezuzah, looking somewhat
like a model car, is mounted on
the left side of the tableau.
Around the mezuzah runs a
Hebrew phrase painted in
23-karat gold: "when I con-
sider the heavens, the work of
thy fingers, the moon and the
stars which thou has ordain-
ed." The verse is from the
Book of Prophets, 8:4.
"This is one of the most
unusual objects we've ever
received," said Joan Rosen-
baum, museum director, as she
accepted the gift.
Organizations
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
UNIVERSITY
Eminent Scholar at FAU
Receives Distinguished
Educator Award
Dr. William Lazer, eminent
scholar in business administra-
tion at Florida Atlantic
University, has been selected
by the American Marketing
Association to receive its
Distinguished Educator
Award.
According to Dr. Lazer, the
award, which he considers the
highest honor one can receive
in the profession, is given to
recognize living marketing
educators for their distinguish-
ed service and outstanding
contributions to the discipline.
He will be presented with the
award of the AMA Educators
Conference in Toronto,
Canada, on August 3.
Dr. Lazer is a past president
of the AMA, and is currently
director of the AMA's
research project on Marketing
in the Year 2000.
He holds the Eugene and
Christine Lynn Eminent
Scholar Chair in Business Ad-
ministration at FAU, where he
is a professor of marketing
systems and future
environments.
Dr. Lazer's latest book, "A
Handbook of Demographics of
Marketing and Advertising,"
will be released shortly. He is
the author of 10 books and
over 150 articles dealing with
various aspects of marketing.
He and his wife, Joyce,
recently attended the Spring
Convocation at the University
of Manitoba, in Winnipeg,
Canada, where he received an
honorary Doctor of Laws
degree. Both are graduates of
that University.
HEBREW UNION
COLLEGE-JEWISH
INSTITUTE
OF RELIGION
Honors Rabbi Morton
Applebaum
and Fellow Members of
the YEDIDIM
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, Presi-
dent of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, recently honored
Rabbi Morton Applebaum and
fellow members of the
YEDIDIM during the Rabbinic-
Alumni Luncheon of the
College-Institute.
The YEDIDIM are compos-
ed of Rabbis who have shown
extraordinary support, of the
College-Institute's Year-in-
Israel Program. This special
program, begun 17 years ago,
requires all rabbinic students
to spend their first year of
seminary training studying
Hebrew at the Jerusalem
School.
The continuation of this in-
valuable program requires
tremendous support. The
members of the YEDIDIM
have committed themselves to
be the leaders in the continu-
ing effort to strengthen this
important aspect of rabbinic
training.
MAE VOLEN
SENIOR CENTER
Roger Hostein, director of
the Drama Club of the Mae
Volen Senior Center announc-
ed the appointment of Mrs.
Louise Kahn to the position of
President of the group a.s of
June 10.
Louise is a resident of Kings
Point in Delray Beach and has
demonstrated a total commit-
ment to the fund raising effort
under way for the purchase of
copyrights and music rental
fee of December '87 produc-
tion of Meredith Willson's
Music Man.
"Sunday is for Singles"
Dance
"Sunday is for Singles"
Dance will be sponsored by the
Mae Volen Senior Center. An
afternoon to meet new friends
for fun and sociability, to be
held at the Center, 1515 W.
Palmetto Park Rd, Boca
Raton, July 19 from 2 to 4:30
p.m. Live music and
refreshments. Admission, $2
for members and $2.50 for
non-members. For details con-
tact Joanne at 395-8920.
Auditions
for Meredith Willson's
Music Man
Auditions for anyone in-
terested in performance,
backstage work, or musicians
will be held on July 12. at 1
p.m. at the Mae Volen Senior
Center.
Singers are urged .o bring
their own music and an acconi
panist. Actors, dancers should
come prepared. People of all
ages will be needed.
For further information call
Artistic Director, Roger Hols-
tein at 781-6902.
Flea Market
The Drama Club of the Mae
Volen Senior Center will pre-
sent a fully air-conditioned
Flea Market, including a Bake
and Gourmet sale on Sunday,
July 12. We have merchandise
from over 50 people.
This event is being held to
raise money for the purchase
of the copyrights and music-
rentals of Meredith Willson's
Music Man, planned for
December '87.
Twenty-one hundred dollars
is needed and $995.50 has been
raised.
Time for the event is from 1
to 4 p.m.
For additional information
or donations call the President
of the Drama Club, Mrs.
Louise Kahn, 499-8590.
Rabbi Silver
On Radio
The recent statement by the
Presbyterian Church of
America about attitudes which
Christians should have
towards Jews and Arabs is the
subject to be discussed on
radio by Rabbi Samuel Silver
of Temple Sinai, Delray Beach,
and Dr. John Mangrum, rector
of St. David's Episcopal
Church in the Pines on a series
of programs on Radio Station
WEAT, West Palm Beach, 850
on the AM dial. The program is
aired Sundays at 6:46 a.m.
On Sundays, at 10:06 a.m. in
July, Rabbi Silver can be heard
a long with Father John Fin-
negan, a member of the faculty
of St. Vincent de Paul
Seminary, Boynton Beach, on
Station WDBF, Delray Beach,
1420 on AM radio. The
clergymen will be talking
about the meeting in
September in Miami between
Pope John Paul II and Jewish
leaders.


Friday, July 3, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Rosenbaum was flanked not
only by museum staff
members but by several
members of the family of
mezuzah craftswoman Marsha
Penzer, who was asked to
create several mezuzahs for
Hoffman by the J. Levine
Company, the well-known
purveyor of Judaica located on
New York's Lower East Side.
"It was wild," Penzer told
JTA when asked how she felt
two years ago when she stood
at Cape Canaveral with her
family and watched her han-
Germany Probes
Nazi Crimes
BONN (JTA) -
Preliminary investigations are
pending in the cases of 81 in-
dividuals suspected of Nazi
atrocities during World War
II, and more than 1,000 cases
have come to court this year or
were turned over to state pro-
secutors, the Federal Office
for the prosecution of Nazi
Criminals in Ludwigsburg
reported.
But according to legal ex-
perts, only a small percentage
of the suspects will be tried
and even fewer are likely to be
sentenced. That is because as
time passes it has become
more difficult to prove an in-
dividual's involvement in Nazi
atrocities, the experts said.
dicraft launched into space.
Penzer spoke about Hoffman's
extreme thoughtfulness in in-
viting her, her children and
parents to the lift-off. Since
then, he sent her a tape of a
radio interview he gave afer
the voyage which included a
tape he made aboard the
Discovery in which he describ-
ed his personal feelings and
experiences.
Hoffman was also kind
enough, said Penzer, to per-
sonally call to invite her to the
museum for the presentation
of her mezuzah.
Penzer was contacted by J.
Levine in June 1984, after
Hoffman's rabbi in Houston,
Arnold Stiebel, met people
from the Judaica house while
in New York. Stiebel said that
Hoffman had insisted that the
parchment containing the
"shma" be kosher. He was
also asked by Hoffman to write
a prayer for him to say when
he circled the earth, as no
prayer yet existed to be
recited by an astronaut.
Stiebel, a Reform rabbi at
the Conservative congrega-
tion, Shaar Hashalom, fashion-
ed a short prayer for Hoffman
with the words "Blessed art
thou ..." preceding the last
verses of the "Aleinu" prayer:
"Praised art thou, Lord our
God, ruler of the universe, who
stretches forth the heaven and
lays the foundation of the
Newswire/lsrael
JERUSALEM The Cabinet confirmed the nomination
of career diplomat Moshe Arad to be Israel's next Am-
bassador to the United States. Arad, 52, who is presently
Ambassador to Mexico, will suceed Ambassador Meir
Rosenne whose four-year tour of duty in Washington is
over.
TEL AVIV An unidentified Israeli 'senior source' urg-
ed Israel to reach a understanding with moderate Shiite
elements in Lebanon while waging unrelenting war against
the extremists. The source drew a distinction between
Amal, the mainstream Shiite militia, and Hezbullah, the
pro-Iranian militants inspired by the Ayatollah Khomeini.
JERUSALEM Meir Kahane, the ultra-rightist Kach
Knesset member, said he would again refuse to make his
pledge of allegiance to the Knesset, as required by the At-
torney General. A spokesman for Kahane said the Kach
movement would fight Attorney General Yosef Harish's re-
quirement in the high court ofjustice.
TEL AVIV A prototype of the Lavi, Israel's second-
generation jet fighter plane, broke the sound barrier for
the first time during its 49th test flight. But the question
remains whether the Lavi would be able to break the
economic-political barrier that has put its future in
jeopardy.
.
WITH THE OPENING of a new office in Palm Beach,
Fla., the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute
of Science has expanded its network of U.S. regional of-
fices to 14. The Palm Beach operation is headed by Sylvia
Lewis, former director of the first ADL office in Palm
Beach, Federation executive and Florida State President
of the B'nai B'rith women's chapter.
ON FATHER'S DAY, June 21, Aviva Manor Nursing
and Rehabilitation Cener honored Benjamin Janover as
Jewish Father of the Year. Two days prior to the date,
Janover celebrated his 92nd birthday, making him the
oldest male resident of the Lauderdale Lakes facility.
ROBERT S. BROWN of Ft. Lauderdale, an agent of the
American Income Life Insurance Co., received a Cer-
tificate of Honor from Tel Aviv University in Israel,
recognizing outstanding participation in helping to
establish a Chair in the History of the American Labor
Movement.
earth, whose glory is revealed
in the heavens above and
whose might is manifest in
the loftiest part." The prayer
was recited in Hebrew and
followed by the traditional
"Shehecheyanu," said when
experiencing something for
the first time.
Hoffman told JTA he recited
the prayer when awake at
night afer the other four
astronauts and Sen. Jake Gam
(R., Utah) who accompanied
them had gone to sleep.
Although it was his time to
sleep, as well, he said he just
wanted to silently watch the
magnificent celestial display
taking place all around him.
He was inspired to say the
prayer as he watched the beau-
ty of the earth below him and
thunderstorms swirling
around the skies.
The 42-year-old astro-
physicist, originally from
Scarsdale, in Westchester
County just north of New York
City, is an active member of
his synagogue in Houston, ser-
ving on the education commit-
tee and the men's club. He has
already presented another of
the four mezuzahs he took with
him to the synagogue, where it
is displayed in a case in the
sanctuary
Hoffman is married to an
Englishwoman, Barbara,
whom he met while working in
England. They are the parents
of two sons, Samuel, 12, and
Orin, 8. Barbara has been
president of the synagogue
sisterhood, and the boys at-
tend religious school.
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Shamir Says He Raised Ethiopian
Jewish Question on Africa Tour
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Premier Yitzhak Shamir said
on his return from West Africa
Sunday that he had raised the
plight of Ethiopian Jews with
the African leaders he met and
urged them "to try to exert
their influence on Ethiopia so
that this problem will be
resolved." There are between
7,000-15,000 Jews remaining
in Ethiopia in dire cir-
cumstances but unable to
leave.
Shamir said Israel is ready
to solve the problem "in any
possible way to put an end to
this tragedy." He said of his
hosts, "I found considerable
response among all of
them. ... I spoke with heads
of state, I asked them to in-
tervene with the Ethiopian
authorities. Whether and how
far this will help, no one yet
knows. We are trying."
SHAMIR, who visited Togo,
Cameroon and Liberia, said his
trip "generated tremendous
reverberations on the African
continent" and "a number of
African states which had not
yet renewed relations with us
are showing an interest and
are acting in the most suitable
manner to renew relations."
The countries Shamir visited
have restored diplomatic rela-
Bonn Pressed
For Compensation
BONN (JTA) The
Bundestag has come under
pressure to adopt legislation to
force the government to ex-
tend reparations payments to
groups of Nazi victims who
have received little or no
compensation.
They include former slave
laborers including many Jews,
Gypsies, members of German
groups opposed to Hitler and
the families of euthanasia
victims.
tions with Israel which they
broke during the 1973 Yom
Kippur War. So have Zaire
and Ivory Coast. But 24 other
Black African states still have
no ties with Israel.
Maariv reported Sunday
that Israel's eagerness to
make progress in negotiations
with African countries to
renew diplomatic ties, possibly
during Shamir's trip, pro-
mpted some of them to "raise
their price." Maariv quoted an
expert on Africa who accom-
panied Shamir as saying that
negotiations with certain
African states "became a mat-
ter of bargaining and, in some
cases, even extortion."
According to Maariv
reporters Tamar Golan and
Rafael Mann, the expert was
referring to Equatorial
Guinea, Gabon and the Central
African Republic. The Presi-
dent of Gabon was particularly
blatant, demanding hefty
monetary credit either directly
from Israel or from
Washington via Israel, in addi-
tion to the standard request
for economic aid from Israel,
they reported.
SHAMIR TOLD reporters
tn his return that he has "no
doubt that we will see further
renewals of diplomatic rela-
tions in the wake of the visit."
He said, "In general, the heads
of the African states are
satisfied with their relations
with Israel. They are grateful
.or everything we are doing
for them. Naturally, they
would like to see more aid, but
they are well aware of Israel's
limitations and I also stressed
these limitations: Israel is not
an economic power."
Shamir said he made clear
that what Israel has to offer is
"experience and proficiency
and expertise in various
areas..." which "we are
ready to share with our friends
in all sincerity and in all
seriousness and with concern
for their interests."
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Destroyed by Nazis, To Be Rebuilt
BONN (JTA) The Adass Israel cemetery in East
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rebuilt at the direct orders of East German leader, Eric
Honecker.
MORE THAN 100 persons, including survivors of the
original Adass Israel congregation, attended ceremonies
this week rededicating the burial ground. They were told
by Klaus Gist, the minister in charge of religious affairs,
that his government is committed to perpetuating the
memory of Jewish life in Germany.
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Update .. Opinion
By TOBY F. WILK
Should any American Jew
or non-Jew be concerned
about the freedom of other
people in the world? The
answer is not that he should. It
is that he must. And that man
or that woman is you and me.
"If it doesn't affect me, it's
none of my business." Wrong.
When anyone is denied basic
human rights, we are all
threatened. The future of
Soviet refuseniks is at a
critical crossroad. Our energiz-
ed commitment is imperative
in support of their struggle to
emigrate and allowed basic
human rights. The way to
grow morally is to awaken our
conscience towards others.
Orthodox congregations in
Southern California plan to
boycott an inter-faith meeting
with Pope John Paul II during
his Sept. tour of the U.S. in
Los Angeles, unless he agrees
to discuss diplomatic recogni-
tion of Israel and the Vatican's
record during the Holocaust.
Rabbi Kalinsky, Regional
Director of the Union of Or-
thodox Jewish Congregations
of America stated that his
meeting with the Pope would
be "meaningless and demean-
ing" unless "substantive
issues" were put on the agen-
da. Conservative and Reform
spokesmen have distanced
themselves from Rabbi Kalin-
sky"* boycott threat. The Pope
is expected to take part in a
dialogue with 200 national
Jewish leaders on Sept. 11 in
Miami, Florida, the first of his
nine city American tour.
Henrietta Szold's legacy in-
cludes starting the first
nurses' training school in
Palestine in 1918. Its curricula
were used thereafter by the
Red Cross all over the world.
This is the same Red Cross
that denies Israel's Magen
David membership in the In-
ternational Red Cross.
El Al has been rated one of
the world's five most-
preferred airlines, according
to a British survey. Nearly
15,000 passengers were asked
to rate their most favored
airline with regard to catering,
comfort and service. El Al
placed fifth behind Wardair
(Canada), Cathay Pacific,
Swissair and Sim
Airlines.
igapore
Ornithologists in Israel are
delighted every spring when
storks and pelicans stop over
in thousands during their
migration. Fish breeders and
airmen are less pleased with
these tourists. Pelicans pick up
an amazing amount of fish
hred in ponds, and storks are
also great fish gourmets.
Airmen are piqued by these
peripatetic pelicans. In-
credibly, birds have downed
more Israeli aircraft than all
the enemy planes put
together. The Director of the
Israel Raptor Information
Center discovered a way of
spying on the migrants: he
takes to the sky in a glider, and
mingles among the flocks.
They accept him as one of their
own, while he relays informa-
tion about their routes to the
pilots.
An Israeli Holocaust sur-
vivor is responsible for the
"best new toy of 1987" the
Jumping Israel Cube. Polish-
born Avraham Schnapp's in-
vention was awarded the gold
prize at the giant international
toy fair in Nuremberg, West
Germany. Now age 65, Mr.
Schnapp has received offers
from manufacturers in
England and West Germany
for production rights of his
winning new toy. With
thousands of orders, he faces
the problem of lack of space in
his cellar to hold such
quantities.
Jerusalem residents and
visitors who have the misfor-
tune to fall ill in the middle of
the night, need no longer
worry about where to find
medical attention. They can
simply call a new service, SOS
Doctors, which provides
medical treatment 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. SOS
Doctors, the first service of its
kind in Israel, is based on
similar schemes in London,
Paris and New York. Ex-
perienced doctors will visit pa-
tients in their homes or hotels
to provide immediate treat-
ment at reasonable rates. The
service has a switchboard man-
ned around the clock by multi-
lingual operators who pass a
patient's call to Doctors by
radio.
In Biblical times, the pro-
phets thought nothing of set-
ting out on foot from Dan until
they reached Beersheba. This
achievement may be surpassed
by modern walkers. The Socie-
ty for the Protection of Nature
is building a giant footpath
which will make it possible to
stroll from Metulla to Elat, a
distance of 560 miles. The aim
will be to take in places of
beauty or historical value, or
both. _____
Israel serves as our main
source of information about
battlefield performance of our
modern weaponry and those of
the Soviet Union. Because of
Israeli experience, we have
modified our aircraft, changed
our tank tactics and gained in-
valuable information about
Soviet military technology.
The lessons we have learned
from Israel may some day save
American lives. Israel is a
loyal, democratic ally of the
U.S. with whom we share basic
values. And Israel today is the
single strongest barrier to
Soviet adventurism in the Mid-
dle East. Close strategic
cooperation between Israel
and our country is self evident.
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek (left,) joins Burton 6. Greenblatt,
president, American Friends of Jerusalem Mental Health
Center, who presents the groups New Frontier* Award for
humanitarian achievements to Charlotte Jacobson, treasurer,
Jewish National Fund. The presentation took place at a recent
luncheon in New York organized to raise funds for the establish-
ment of a geriatric wing at the Ezrath Nashim Hospital in
Jerusalem. The Jewish National Fund is the agency responsible
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ANSHEI EMUNA
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the
theme "Balak The Weekly
Torah Biblical Portion" at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
Saturday, July 11 commencing
at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow Service.
The Rabbi's course in the
Talmudic Tractate "Ethics of
our Fathers" will be pursued
in conjunction with Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily Classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) led by Rabbi
Sacks begin at 7:30 a.m.
preceeding the Daily Morning
Minyon Services and 6:30 p.m.
in conjunction with the "Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Mr. Harry Cope, Mrs.
Lucille Cohen, Dr. Nathan
Jacob and Mrs. Nora Kalish
are the chairpersons of the
Membership Committee.
For further information call
499-9229.
CONGREGATION
B'NAI ISRAEL
"The Constitution 200: Is
There a Crisis?" will be the
subject of Rabbi Richard
Agler's sermon on Friday
evening, July 3, at Congrega-
tion B'nai Israel in Boca
Raton.
"With all of the headlines
that have come from
Washington in recent weeks
and months over the constitu-
tionality of so many critical
issues, the 4th of July weekend
seems to be an appropriate
time to examine this
issue,"said Rabbi Agler.
Agler, who holds a degree in
political science, will examine
the issue from both a civic and
spiritual perspective.
Services are at the Center
for Group Counseling, 22455
Boca Rio Road. Boca Raton at
8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH AHM
Shabbat Services begin Fri-
day, June 26 at 8 p.m. with
Rabbi Avraham Kapnek of-
ficiating and Cantor Stuart
Kanas chanting the Liturgy.
Services begin Saturday,
June 27 at 8:45 a.m.
Registrations are being
taken for our Religious School
and Early Childhood Program
and Mom's and Tot's. For
more information call
431-5100.
Daily minyan meets at 8 a.m.
There will be no Camp and
the Temple office will be closed
on Friday, July 3 in obser-
vance of July 4th Weekend.
TEMPLE BETH EL
SOLOS
(singles 49 and over)
Temple Beth El Solos are
planning a beach party and
dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday,
July 11. For reservations and
information, please call Sylvia
at 395-2226 or Ruth at
482-4340.
Temple Beth El Solos will
hold a regular meeting on Sun-
day, June 28 at 11 a.m. in the
Social Hall. Lunch will be serv-
ed to all paid-up members. If
interested in joining the group,
you are welcome to attend.
Reservations are a must. For
information call Sylvia or
Ruth.
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Sisterhood of Temple Beth
Shalom of Century Village
West will have their next
regular meeting on Monday,
July 27 at 10 a.m. Special
boutique reduction.
Monthly card/luncheon will
be held on first Monday. Con-
tact Ruth at 482-3016 or Rose
at 482-6816 to get tickets in
advance for Monday, Aug. 3.
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Temple Beth Emeth Rabbi
Elliot J. Winograd will give
sermons on the Independence
Day weekend on the topic,
"No Questions Asked," on Fri-
day at 8 p.m. and
"Dependence Day" on Satur-
day at 8 p.m
TEMPLE SINAI
Shabbat service will take
place at Temple Sinai, 2475
West Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach at 8:15 p.m. on Friday,
July 3. Rabbi Samuel Silver
and Cantor Shapiro will be in
attendance.
Shabbat service on Satur-
day, July 4 will be at 10 a.m.
Shabbat services will take
place on Friday, July 10 at
8:15 p.m.
Saturday service will begin
at 10 a.m.
For the Hard of hearing
Temple Sinai has available for
services a "Pockettalker"
amplifier. When you arrive for
services please request same
of the usher.
If you are not affiliated with
another Temple consider Tem-
ple Sinai. Tickets are now
available for the High Holy
Days. For further information
call 276-6161.
Duplicate Bridge at Temple
Sinai Thursday evenings at
7:30 p.m. These games are
ACBL sanctioned and master
points are awarded. Fee is $2
per person, refreshments are
served and is open to the
public. For information call
Jack Alter. 496-0946
Join other Jewish families,
singles and couples July 17 at
Temple Sinai for a family ser-
vice sponsored by Kulanu.
Following services there will
be Israeli Folk Singing and
Israeli Folk Dancing. Services
will begin at 8:15 p.m.
Kulanu, of Temple Sinai an-
nounces the beginning of their
Jewish Film series starting in
September with the Israeli
musical "Kazablan." Advance
ticket are available at $4 per
person and includes
refreshments. This is open to
the public. For information,
call 276-6161.
Kulanu invites all new
Jewish Families, singles, and
couples to become part of our
family. Join us at our monthly
meeting on Monday, July 6 at
7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Best Book
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The Catholic Press Association
has declared "Life in a Jewish
Family" by Edith Stein, the
beatified Jewish convert to
Catholicism, the best
spirituality book of 1986.
Scholar: Media
Spur Terrorists
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Media coverage increases the
number of terrorist acts, their
escalation and their spread, ac-
cording to Dr. Gabriel Weiman
of Haifa University.
Turkey or chicken salads
make great summer meals.
When it's too hot to cook you
can save time and calories with
these quick recipe ideas. Cook-
ed turkey breast is perfect for
easy summer "cooking," with
a lot of protein per serving.
You may substitute diced
chicken (boiled and deboned) in
equal measures for the turkey
breast. Serve the salads with
greens as salad platters or on
your favorite bread for
wholesome summer
sandwiches.
Simple Turkey Salad
2 cups Empire Cooked Turkey
Breast (diced or slivered)
2 stalks celery
2 eggs
1 small onion
1 carrot
1 cup light mayonnaise
dash white pepper
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
Cook eggs until hard-boiled.
Under cold running water,
remove eggshells. Dice boiled
eggs and place in medium
bowl. Add diced turkey breast.
Finely dice celery and onion.
Grate carrot, or chop finely.
Mix ingredients together
thoroughly and add pepper
and mustard. Then add mayon-
naise and mix until all ingre-
dients are blended evenly.
Serve on lettuce leaves or
sandwiches. Seedless grapes,
green peppers, pimientos, or
ripe olives can be added for
variety.
Makes 6-8 4-ounce servings,
210 calories per serving.
Curried Turkey Salad
4 cups Empire Cooked Turkey
Breast (cubed)
1 can water chestnuts (8 oz.)
sliced and drained
IV2 cups seedless grapes,
halved
1 can unsweetened pineapple
(8 oz.) drained and diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup almonds, slivered
IV2 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Dash curry powder, to taste
In large bowl, combine
turkey breast, water
chestnuts, grapes, pineapple,
celery, and almonds. In
separate bowl, mix remaining
ingredients until thoroughly
blended. Slowly add mayon-
naise mixture and blend until
even. Chill several hours
this recipe improves with chill-
ing, so it is advised to prepare
a few hours in advance of serv-
ing. Serve on lettuce leaves
with a light garnish of paprika.
Makes 10-12 6-ounce serv-
ings, 300 calories per serving.
Colorful Turkey Salad
1 cups Empire Cooked Turkey
Breast (diced)
V2 head Romaine lettuce
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
1 grapefruit, peeled, seeded
and sectioned
3 Tbsps. lemon juice (or fresh
lemon pulp)
2 navel oranges, peeled, seed-
ed and sectioned (set juice and
rind aside for dressing)
1 red onion, thinly sliced
Dressing:
1 cup light mayonnaise
2 Tbsps. olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsps. Dijon mustard
4 Tbsps. orange juice
3 Tbsps. orange peel, finely
chopped
Dash cayenne pepper (to taste)
On large platter, arrange
leaves of washed lettuce, with
stalks toward inside of platter.
Arrange slices of avocado and
grapefruit in large ring on out-
side of platter. Arrange
orange and onion slices in
smaller ring inside the first
ring. Sprinkle lemon juice over
rings. Add diced turkey breast
to center of rings. In a small
bowl, combine mayonnaise, oil
and lemon juice. Stir until well
blended. Add mustard,
orange, juice, peel, and pepper
to taste. Mix until dressing is
well blended and flows easily.
Drizzle half of dressing mix-
ture over chicken platter and
serve remainder in separate
bowl.
Makes 8 6-ounce servings,
315 calories per serving.
Egg and Turkey Salad
2 cups Empire Cooked Turkey
Breast
4 ripe tomatoes, seeded and
diced
3 green peppers, seeded and
diced
4 scallions, diced (including
greens)
2 stalks celery, diced
6 eggs
1 cup black olives, drained,
seeded, and coarsely chopped
V2 cup chopped parsley
Dressing:
3 Tbsps. lemon juice
V2 cup olive oil
Dash pepper to taste
Dash chili powder to taste
(optional)
1 Tsp. garlic powder
Cook eggs until hard-boiled.
Under cold running water,
remove eggshells. Chop eggs
coarsely and place in large
bowl. Add turkey breast,
tomatoes, peppers, scallions.
celery and olives, and toss in-
gredients well. Chill until
ready to serve. Before serv-
ings, mix lemon juice, olive oil,
and spices thoroughly in small
bowl. Four dressing over salad
mixture and toss lightly. Place
on serving platter (or bed of
lettuce leaves) and sprinkle
parsley over mixture to gar-
nish. Additional olive oil may
be served with salad, depen-
ding on individual taste.
Makes 8 6-ounce servings,
340 calories per serving.
Bronfman At 90
MONTREAL (JTA) -
Saydie Bronfman, matriarch
of a family of Jewish philan-
thropists, was honored May 24
on her 90th birthday with the
Golda Meir Award
Reporters Cited
TUCSON, Ariz. (JTA) -
The Arizona Press Women's
Annual Communication Con-
test has awarded first-place to
three members of the Arizona
Post Jewish weekly newspaper
here. Editor Sandra Heiman
won for a fashion section, col-
umnist Vicki Friedman won
for travel articles, and Chris
Medvescek won for a series on
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Friday, July 3, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Women Found More Likely
To Convert Than Men
Mayor of Stuttgart Manfred Rommel, son of
German war leader Field Marshal Erwin
Rommel, being awarded a 'Guardian of
Jerusalem' medal by Mayor Teddy Kollek in
JTA/WZN News Photo
a ceremony at City Hall, June 11,. Manfred
Rommel is one of the few European -politicians
to publicly support Israel sovereignty
united Jerusalem.
over
Emotions Strained
After Soviet Sister City Conference
By KENT SWIGARD
SEATTLE (JTA) Emo-
tions remain strained and the
debate continues three weeks
after about 300 people rallied
in support of Soviet Jewry at a
U.S.-Soviet Sister Cities con-
ference here.
At issue was whether human
rights should have been placed
on the agenda of a forum about
Soviet business and trade rela-
tions that attracted the
mayors of five Soviet cities
among its 100 participants.
The Soviets flatly said "no,"
maintaining there is "no
Jewish problem in the Soviet
Union."
CONFERENCE chair
Rosanne Royer, wife of Seattle
Mayor Charles Royer, admit-
ted that human rights for Jews
and others is a problem in the
Soviet Union, but maintained
it was a mistake to forcefully
confront the Soviets on the
issue at the conference.
She argued the best way to
promote human rights in the
Soviet Union is low key,
behind-the-scenes efforts.
"Nonsense," retorted Judy
Balint, president of Seattle Ac-
tion for Soviet Jewry. "The
Soviets respond to one thing
only public pressure.
Without it, 350,000 Jews
would never have gotten out of
the Soviet Union over the past
20 years. What's more,
without further pressure, the
more than 400,000 Soviet
Jews who have expressed a
desire to leave the Soviet
Union are going to remain
trapped."
THE MAY 21 rally drew
more than 300 participants to
the site of the three-day con-
ference at the downtown
Sheraton Hotel, including
members of the Seattle Peace
and Freedom Coalition, a
group representing Poles, Lat-
vians, Afghans, Estonians,
Cambodians, Lithuanians and
other oppressed groups.
The Seattle news media
gave as much coverage to the
human rights concerns of the
demonstrators and their sup-
porters as to the conference
itself. That angered con-
ference chair Royer.
"I've been to the Soviet
Union, and I support the
human rights issue,' she said.
"But when non-Jews like me
come along to help, it's not a
good idea to slap them in the
face. It discourages other non-
Jews from working on the
cause.
"SPECIFICALLY, I don't
appreciate being labeled as the
one who kept human rights off
the agenda. I didn't have the
authority. The agenda was in
the hands of the sponsoring
Sister Cities International
organization." Nevertheless,
Royer acknowledged that she
agreed with the agenda deci-
sion on grounds that human
rights "is a political issue."
"Frankly, I had no problems
with the demonstration itself,"
she said. "But I don't think the
best way to get results from
the Soviets is to make condi-
tions intended to force the
issue onto the agenda. Better
to support the Sister Cities
program, get in the door, start
exchanges between our cities
and then, through low-key
channels, attempt to make in-
Balint disagreed. "We've
been trying for 13 years to
make low-ley progress on
human rights with our sister
city (of Tashkent) and you
want to know what we've
achieved? Absolutely
nothing," she said. "Out of the
goodness of their hearts, the
Soviets are never going to give
us a thing."
"HUMAN RIGHTS may
not have made it onto the
agenda at this conference,"
she continued, "but you can
bet the Soviets got the
message."
Balint scoffed at the notion
that human rights should not
have been discussed. "If
you're going to deal with the
Soviets, you had better come
to the realization that
everything the Soviets do, in-
cluding their participation in
this conference, is political,"
she said.
"You're fooling yourself if
you think the Soviets are in-
terested in people-to-people
exchanges and grassroots
understanding. They came
here with one idea in mind
to forward their political
objectives."
RABBI Anson Laytner,
director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Seattle's Com-
munity Relations Council,
described the rally as a "bitter-
sweet event... In the end, it's
not enough to have a well-
attended rally and lots of news
coverage. What we want is
some movement by the Soviets
on the issue of human rights."
In an attempt to lure the
Soviets into a discussion on the
issue during the conference,
Rep. John Miller (R., Wash.)
asserted that improved trade
relations between the United
States and the Soviet Union
depend on how much the
Soviets improve their record
on religious liberty and the
right to emigrate.
The Soviets, however,
responded with indignation.
"Such an approach is tanta-
mount to interfering into the
affairs of the Soviet Union,"
said Soviet delegate Vladimir
Chibirev. "And that is unac-
ceptable to us."
Valentine Simonenko,
mayor of Odessa, described
rally participants as "annoying
as a mosquito."
Kahn Given
Bicentennial
Medallion
ST. LOUIS (JTA) -
William Kahn, executive vice
president of the Jewish
Federation of St. Louis, has
received the Bicentennial
Medallion of Distinction from
the University of Pittsburgh,
his alma mater, for his record
of community service. He
formerly was executive vice
president of the United Jewish
Federation of Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK (JTA) A
detailed study of non-Jewish-
bom spouses in mixed mar-
riages has confirmed that
Jewish men are much more
likely to marry non-Jewish
women than the reverse and
that women are more likely to
convert than men.
The study, sponsored by the
American Jewish Committee,
was released at a press con-
ference here. It also found that
most non-Jewish-born part-
ners found it easy to integrate
into the Jewish community,
though few had been exposed
to community "outreach" ef-
forts. But they felt that born
Jews lacked understanding for
the converts' particular
situation.
THE STUDY was conducted
by Dr. Egon Mayer, professor
of sociology at Brooklyn Col-
lege, and Dr. Amy Avgar,
assistant director of the
AJCommittee's William
Petschek National Jewish
Family Center.
They based their findings on
responses to questionnaires
mailed in 1985 to a nationwide
sample of born non-Jews mar-
ried to Jews. Of the 309
respondents, 109 had con-
verted to Judaism and 200 had
not. Mayer reported that while
74 percent of the respondents
were women, a higher propor-
tion, 86 percent of the women,
were converts.
The study found that con-
verts tended to have
somewhat more education and
higher income than non-
converts and appeared to have
been more favorably disposed
toward Judaism than non-
converts. Women were more
likely to convert if they con-
sidered religious affiliation im-
portant to begin with and felt
conversion to Judaism would
be important to her husband.
ABOUT two-thirds of the
converts and approximately
one-third of the non-converts
viewed the Jewish family into
which they married as being
"very" or "moderately"
religious. According to Mayer,
"This might imply that many
of them were actively en-
couraged to convert to
Judaism by their Jewish
families."
Conversely, converts were
more likely than non-converts
to perceive their own parents
as being "not at all" religious
or "anti-religious."
More than 70 percent of the
marriages involving a convert
were performed by a rabbi
compared to 21 percent of
those involving a non-convert.
But nearly 84 percent of the
converts and 45 percent of
non-converts said they had ap-
proached a rabbi to officiate at
their marriage.
More than 68 perecent of the
converts, compared to 34.8
percent of non-converts,
described themselves as
"very" or "moderately"
religious. Simlarly, 84 percent
of converts and 44.8 percent of
non-converts thought it was
"important to have a religious
identity"; 73.8 percent of the
converts and 59.5 percent of
non-converts felt a "personal
need to pray"; and 78.7 per-
cent of converts and 62.2 per-
cent of non-converts expressed
belief in supernatural forces.
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Biederman, the Traveler,
Has A Good Nose for News
Continued from Page 4
those things. You never read a
success book?"
"One thing I learned, kid-
do," Biederman leans back,
putting the chair on two legs.
"No success book I ever read
did the guy who wrote it
become a success from reading
a success book!"
"PEOPLE travel a long way
to go to these workshops on
relationships and theory of
life, all that good stuff."
"1 know," Biederman sighs.
"Maybe I'm just jealous. You
know there's a guy makes a
good living from having people
lock themselves in a room and
breathe on each other for two
days?"
"From this he makes a liv-
ing?" I am incredulous.
"A good living! And how
about the guy sells the tapes
with waves?"
Waves?"
"WAVES." Biederman
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signals for the check. Any joint
that serves a decent free buf-
fet will not turn a profit from
Biederman. "Under the waves
are subliminal messages. You
listen to the waves when you
sleep, the other messages get
through and tell you how to be
a better person."
"You tried?"
"Yeah. But I spent two
nights waking up to go to the
bathroom. Waves drove me
crazy." The check arrived.
Biederman paid with a smile.
"Oh and the program where
the husband and wife go
together to learn how to com-
municate with each other."
"Biederman," we stood to
leave, "What on earth is
wrong with that?"
"Well, the guys who run it
got a great track record. Like
a 60 percent divorce rate
among their so called
graduates."
We stood on the sidewalk.
"How do they stay in
business?"
"No problem their real
business is as divorce
lawyers."
"BIEDERMAN, you are a
cynic." I turn to go to my car.
"No, just jealous. Why don't
we do one where we submerge
everyone in chicken fat for a
day and let them relax and
dream of their youth."
"Biederman, you are indeed
off the deep end. Go home!"
He did.
Dina Yehuda beams at the youngest of her four
sons, Elchanan, the newest arrival at Mitzpe
Netufa in Israel's Galilee. Netufa is a small
but growing community with a multi-cultural
mix of sabras and immigrants from France,
Belgium, Switzerland, the U.S. and Canada.
U.S. Radical Left
Campaigns Against Israel, Zionism
Together, they have formed a close-knit village
in the three years since Netufa was founded on
land reclaimed by the Jewish National Fund
of South Africa. Residents are religious
Zionists who believe in Jewish settlement of the
Galilee.
SPEND A VACATION
NOT A FORTUNE!
NEW YORK Radical left
groups in the United States,
are engaged in a wide ranging
propaganda campaign against
Israel and Zionism, according
to an Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai K'rith report made
public here.
The report, entitled "Still a
Scapegoat: Israel and Zionism
in the Mind of the Radical
Left," documents the ac-
tivities of ten such organiza-
tions and publications ami was
presented at a session of
ADL's National Commission
meeting at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel here June 10-13.
ACCORDING to Justin J.
Finger, director of ADL's Civil
Rights Division, the strategy
of the radical groups
sometimes involves the use of
"fronts" which draw well-
meaning people.
Some use deceptively in-
nocuous names, Finger said,
citing the U.S. Peace Council,
which is an affiliate of the
Soviet-created World Peace
Council, and the All-People's
Congress, a front of the Marx-
ist Workers World Party.
"While claiming to advocate
brotherhood, equality and
human rights," he warned,
"they are actually promoting
anti-democratic agendas."
THE RADICAL left today,
he went on. "fervently sup-
ports the Palestine Liberation
Organization and what it
defines as anti-Zionism is
sometimes in reality anti-
Semitism." The report cites
several examples of far left
literature containing anti-
Semitic stereotypes, denial of
the Holocaust and allegations
that "Zionists" are engaged in
conspiracies and control the
media.
The far left's hostility
toward Zionism, the report
adds, "is noticeably similar to
that of the Soviet I 'nion*' with
Israel seen as a crucial ally of
the United States and the
Western world and the
primary obstacle to the
triumph of Marxism in the
Middle Fast. AIM. cites the
Soviet Union, Libya, Vietnam,
Nicaragua and Cuba as the
regimes regarded by the
radical left as worthy of
emulation.
Pinpointed in the report as
key groups and publications of
the radical left that target
Israel are the following:
The U.S. Peace Council,
which supports Soviet foreign
policies and opposes the Camp
David Accords.
The Guardian, self-defined
as an "independent radical
news weekly," with a circula-
tion of over 40,000 is the single
most influential publication on
the far left today, functioning
as a communications umbrella
for numerous political group-
ings, parties and movements.
Jewish Affairs, a publica-
tion of the U.S. Communist
Party since 1972.
Mobilization for Survival, a
New York-based leftist um-
brella organization seeking to
build a coalition of protest
groups, claims to have 200 af-
filiates aroaund the country
and issues a publication called
The Mobilizer.
November 29th Commit-
tee for Palestine plays a major
role in the campaign against
Israel, working closely with
the Worker's World Party.
Headquartered in San Fran-
cisco, it is active on college
campuses and claims to have
.'{() chapters.
The Socialist Workers Par-
ty, which has a membership of
a little over 2,000, advocates
"a revolutionary dictatorship
of the exploited classes" and
runs candidates on local and
national levels. Along with its
youth group, the Young
Socialist Alliance, it is bitterly
hostile to Israel and is an en-
thusiastic supporter of Cuba,
Nicaragua, Libya and the
PLO. The party claims to have
45 chapters in 29 states.
The U.S. Farmers Associa-
tion, based in Des Moines, IA,
is a virulent critic of Israel. It
publishes the I'.S. Farm
News, which carries frequent
reports hostile to Israel and to
those it calls "Zionists."
The All African People's
Revolutionary Party, which
describes itself as a "perma-
nent, revolutionary, Pan-
African political party"
fighting for "the destruction
of capitalism, imperialism .
racism, Zionism and apar-
theid." "
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