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Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, February 24, 1989
Price: 35 Cents
Moscow Jewish Center Opens
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
The Jewish Cultural Center
that opened in Moscow,
though certainly welcome, has
not garnered rave reviews
among Soviet Jews or their
supporters in the West.
But those who want some-
thing Jewish of substance
in the Soviet Union, are quick
to acknowledge this center as
a first step.
"At the moment, it's all
they've got," said Glenn Rich-
ter, national coordinator of the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry.
But Richter and others
pointed out one ominous note,
that the much-reviled Anti-
Zionist Committee of the
Soviet Public has not been
disbanded, despite promises
that it was.
This fact tempered the opti-
mism over the center and of
the recent articles in the
Soviet press supporting Jew-
ish life and aspirations.
Last week, the Soviet Com-
munist Party weekly, Argu-
ments and Facts, published a
long article by the co-chairman
of the Anti-Zionist Committee,
Gen. David Dragunsky, attack-
ing the cultural center.
Richter said last week that
"although Jewish activists in
Russia have a very small say in
this cultural center, it's far
from adequate."
But hoping that it one day
will, leaders of Soviet Jewry
groups in the United States
flocked to the opening, to rub
shoulders with foreign ambas-
sadors and refuseniks.
Yuli Edelshtein became the
first former prisoner of Zion to
return to the Soviet Union,
returning from his home in
Israel to participate in the his-
tory-making event.
Isi Leibler, vice president of
the World Jewish Congress, is
the main person responsible
for the Solomon Mikhoels Jew-
ish Cultural Center.
Both Micah Naftalin, the
executive director of the Union
of Councils for Soviet Jews,
and the group's president,
Pamela Cohen, were there, as
were Shoshana Cardin, chair-
woman of the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jewry,
and Myrna Shinbaum, the
National Conference's out-
going director.
Shinbaum, in a telephone
conversation from Vienna,
characterized Sunday night's
event as a mixture of joy and
caution.
Shinbaum described a tumul-
tuous scene at Taganskaya
Square, in which hundreds of
people packed the inadequate
theater that was most recently
the Moscow Jewish Musical
Theater and which accommo-
dates only 300.
Outside, teeming crowds
gathered to witness history,
dancing horas and singing in
Hebrew.
The five-hour program,
MEZUZAH IN MOSCOW. The recent opening of Moscow's first Jewish community center
was celebrated with the hanging of mezuzot on all the doors of the facility. World Jewish
Congress Vice President Isi Leibler is joined by others as he affixes a mezuzah to one of the
entranceways. (AP/Wide World Photo)
which began at 5 p.m. with the
affixing of a mezuzah by Lei-
bler, was heralded by a group
recitation of the Shehechey-
anu" thanking God "for
giving us life, and sustaining
us and bringing us to this
day."
The ceremonies took place in
four languages: Russian, Eng-
lish, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Elie Wiesel, who dedicated the
NO TO NEO-NAZIS. West German Federal Interior
Minister Friedrich Zimmerman recently banned the
"National Sammlung" (National Rallying), a neo-Nazi
group, which had been running candidates in the city of
Langen 's forthcoming municipal elections. Party leaders
Heinz Reisz, left, who was a candidate, and Michael
Kuehnen, right, election campaign leader, were photo-
graphed in Riesz's apartment posing with swastikas and a
picture ofHUter. (AP/Wide World Photo)
center, in memory of slain Yid-
dish actor Solomon Mikhoels,
admitted that 25 years ago,
when he described Soviet Jews
as "The Jews of Silence,"
he did not believe they would
become a major Jewish
presence.
Neo-Nazis to Field
Candidate Against
Richard von Weizsacker
By DAVID KANTOR
BONN (JTA) The neo-
Nazi Republican Party claims
it can block the re-election of
President Richard von Weiz-
sacker of the Federal Republic
of Germany by fielding a candi-
date of its own.
Franz Schoenhuber, chair-
man of the Republicans, said in
Munich that his party would
nominate candidates, but he
offered no names.
According to Schoenhuber,
many of the ruling Christian
Democratic Union would vote
for an alternative to von Weiz-
sacker.
The CDU lost ground in the
West Berlin elections while
the Republicans won nearly
eight percent of the popular
vote, for 11 seats in the 128-
member municipal parliament.
They will also get two seats
in Bundestag, the federal par-
liament, as of the autumn of
1990. West Berlin is repre-
sented in the Bundestag on the
basis of party strength in its
own legislature.
The Republicans, the first
neo-Nazi party ever to sit the
Bundestag, will be entitled to
participate in the vote for the
president who is chosen by the
Federal Assembly.
The Assembly is composed
of all members of the Bundes-
tag plus several members from
the various state parliaments.
Von Weizsacker has been a
popular president at home and
abroad. He has frequently
remarked on the failure of
many Germans to acknow-
ledge their guilt for the Holo-
caust or admit what they knew
.as being done to the Jews
iuring the Nazi era.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
CHERYL HARMELIN
Cheryl Joy Harmelin, daugh-
ter of Karen and Robert Har-
melin, was called to the Torah
of Temple Beth El of Boca
Raton as a Bat Mitzvah Satur-
day, Jan. 28.
A seventh grade student at
Pine Crest School, Cheryl
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were Cheryl's
grandparents, Jeane Stessin of
Delray Beach and Helen and
David Harmelin of Pompano
Beach.
Cheryl Harmelin
JASON MARGOLIES
Jason Margolies, son of Mrs.
Meryl Margolies, was called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., at
Temple Sinai of Delray Beach.
Jason is also the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Fried-
man.
Jason joined Rabbi Samuel
Silver and Cantor Elaine
Shapiro in conducting the ser-
vices.
Costume Making
The Sisterhood of Boca
Raton Synagogue is offering a
class on Purim costume-mak-
ing from simple materials
Tuesday, March 7, 9 a.m., at
the synagogue, 7900 Montoya
Circle.
Bonds Office
Yvette Raweblum, a former
arts and crafts instructor, will
lead the class. Participants
must bring their own scissors.
The cost is $5 and refresh-
ments will be served.
ABC Affiliate Bought
Temple Anshei Shalom has Alan Potamkin, Robert Pot-
been selected to be the Delray amkin and the John H. Phipps
Satellite Office for Israel Trust have acquired WPBF,
Bonds. the ABC affiliate.
Representatives will hold
consultations on the second
Monday of every month at
10 a.m.
The television station serves
Boca Raton, Delray, the Palm
Beachs, Stuart and Mel-
bourne, Florida.
History Lecture
The Monday Morning Lec-
ture Series at Temple Emeth,
5780 W. Atlantic Ave. in Del-
ray Beach, continues Monday,
March 6, 10:30 a.m., with Dr.
John O'Sullivan speaking on
"The Evolution of the Ameri-
can Presidency since World
War II."
Dr. O'Sullivan is professor of
history at Florida Atlantic
University.
SHHH Meeting
The Delray chapter of
SHHH, Self Help For Hard Of
Hearing People, will host
guest speaker Cindi Creigh-
ton-Reis, R.D., at its meeting,
Friday, march 10,9:15 a.m., at
the American Savings Bank,
W. Atlantic Ave. and Carter
Road, W. Delray. A mini
breakfast will be served prior
to the meeting.
Creighton-Reis, the com-
munity dietician at Boca Raton
Community Hospital, will
speak on "Food Facts and
Fallacies."
A "loop" section seating
area is provided for the severe-
ly hearing inpaired.
For information: 499-3984 or
498-1564.
Guest Lecture
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig,
Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudic
University of Florida, will be
guest lecturer at the Boca
Raton Synagogue Wednesday,
March 1,8 p.m. He will talk on
"The Torah Perspective on
Criminal Justice."
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Organizations
HADASSAH
The Menachem Begin chap-
ter will meet Wednesday,
March 1, noon, at Temple
Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach. Louise Shure,
regional director of Palm
Beach County Anti-Defama-
tion League of B'nai B'rith,
will be the guest speaker.
The chapter's Double Chai
Luncheon will be held at the
Polo Club in Boca Raton on
Thursday, March 2. The event
will benefit the youth of Israel
and the U.S. for information:
272-2655 or 276-8009.
AMIT WOMEN
The Dimona chapter and the
Boca Raton Synagogue will
hold a Chinese Auction Sun-
day, March 5, 7 p.m., at the
Deerfield Beach Hilton. Prizes
will include a computer, vaca-
tion, and Judaica items.
Admission is $25 per couple.
For information: 368-1713 or
338-4006.
WORKMEN'S CIRCLE
Branch 1051, Delray Beach,
meets the second Wednesday
of every month, from October
to May, 1 p.m., at Temple
Sinai, 2475 Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach. For informa-
tion: 499-3433 or 499-7155.
NA'AMAT USA
The Zipporah chapter
is holding a bus trip to the
Fort Lauderdale library and
Flamingo Park Gardens on
Wednesday, March 1. Lunch
at the Kapok Tree Restaurant
is also included in the $23
per person cost.
On Sunday, April 9, a rum-
mage and flea market sale will
take place at the Fidelity Sav-
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Former Klansman Elected To Legislature
By
ANDREW SILOW CARROLL
NEW YORK (JTA) Jew-
ish leaders in New Orleans are
deploring the election of a for-
mer neo-Nazi and Ku Klux
Klan leader to the Louisiana
state legislature. But they say
his election is less a symptom
of widespread anti-Semitism
or racism than simple political
opportunism.
David Duke, a former Ku
Klux Klan imperial wizard,
won a narrow victory over
fellow Republican John Treen
in a runoff for a seat in the
state House of Representa-
tives.
Duke's victory came despite
the intervention of the na-
tional Republican Party appa-
ratus, including President
Bush and former President
Ronald Reagan.
I The margin of victory was
? less than 250 votes in a district
tof 21,000 voters, and Treen
" has demanded a recount.
Black leaders in the legisla-
ture have said they may chal-
lenge Duke's election on the
.grounds that he has not fulfil-
| led the residency requirements
"for an elected official.
According to local leaders,
Duke has traded in his past as
a white supremacist for a
squeaky-clean image as an
arch conservative. He was
careful to steer clear of racial
and anti-Semitic statements in
his campaign and to appeal to
the virtually all-white 81st Dis-
trict of suburban Metairie, La.,
with calculated stands on affir-
mative action, taxes and wel-
fare reform.
The majority of voters in the
district chose "to disregard his
longtime record as an extrem-
ist and promoter of racial and
religious prejudice," A.I. Bot-
nick, director of the South
Central regional office of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith, said in a state-
ment.
Botnick called Duke's elec-
tion "a gain for the forces of
racism and bigotry," but said
it must be put in proper per-
spective.
"The outcome is disturb-
ing," he said. "Yet ADL has
seen no evidence that the
result in Jefferson Parish is
indicative of a broad turn to-
ward racism among the Ameri-
can people."
In a telephone interview,
Botnick called Duke's election
"a combination of flukes. But
if you believe he has changed
and that now he loves every-
body, then you believe in the
tooth fairy," he said.
During the campaign, Jews
in Metairie preferred to keep a
low profile to their opposition
to Duke. Local Jewish leaders
resented the intervention by
the leader of a tiny, New York-
based group, the militant Jew-
ish Defense Organization.
Mordechai Levy, leader of
the JDO, was in Metaire vow-
ing to do "everything we can
to destroy the David Duke
campaign." His threat led
Duke to call for police protec-
tion and to complain to federal
officials that Levy was threat-
ening to take away his civil
rights by disrupting the elec-
tion.
Levy left Metairie before the
election. There were no re-
ports of violence.
Rabbi Robert Loewy of Con-
gregation Gates of Prayer, a
reform synagogue in Metairie,
said Levy's presence, and the
resentment he created among
voters, may have swayed the
election in Duke's favor.
Loewy said local Jewish
leaders will come together to
plan a coherent strategy to
monitor Duke's actions and to
work with Protestant and
Catholic leaders on an inter-
faith response.
I'm not saying this is an
isolated incident, but it is
somewhat unique," said
Loewy.
"There is not a wave of
anti-Semitism in New Orleans,
or racism in New Orleans.
There is anti-Semitism and
racism," he said, "but I don't
think any more than where I
grew up in Long Island or
experienced as a rabbi in
Texas."
Response to Duke's election
will be the subject of consulta-
tions between leaders of a
number of national Jewish
organizations that are meeting
this week in Washington as
members of the National Jew-
ish Community Relations
Advisory Council.
The organizations will try to
determine whether Duke's
election is an isolated phenom-
enon or part of a broader
trend, and what educational or
legal actions, if any, should be
taken, said Jerome Chanes,
NJCRAC's associate director
of domestic concerns.
Duke, 38, is a longtime activ-
ist for "white power" who still
leads the New Orleans-based
National Association for the
Advancement of White Peo-
ple.
Pictures of Duke as a youth
show him wearing a Nazi uni-
form with a swastika armband,
and carrying a sign that
equates the Star of David with
a hammer and sickle.
Duke has said he now repudi-
ates the Ku Klux Klan, from
which he resigned as imperial
grand wizard 10 years ago to
form his NAAWP.
But in a letter by Duke sent
to members of his NAAWP
ings Bank, corner of Atlantic
Avenue and Military Trail.
A Jewish Heritage trip to
Miami will be held Tuesday,
April 11. Bus transportation is
included.
For information: 499-0844 or
499-8946.
The Beersheeba club will hold
its annual luncheon and card
party Wednesday, March 15,
at the Kingsburg Chinese Res-
taurant, Military Trail in
Boynton Beach. For reserva-
tions: 499-8667.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN
ORT
The Lakeside chapter is
planning a trip to the Marco
Polo Hotel to see Miami Ice
Follies on Saturday, March 4.
The $35 per person price
includes dinner, round-trip
bus, tax and tips. For informa-
tion: 278-9930 or 498-9696.
A three day, two night trip
to St. Augustine is being
planned by Lakeside chapter
for March 14-16.
The package includes delux
motor-coach, double occu-
pancy accommodations at the
Holiday Inn, breakfasts, din-
ners, a show admission to all
attractions, tips, taxes and
portage. For information:
276-4093 or 276-5360.
B'NAI B'RITH WOMEN
The Boca Raton chapter is
holding a theatre party at the
West Palm Beach Auditorium
to see "We Are Here" on
Tuesday evening, Feb. 28. The
$30 price includes the theater
ticket, and bus transportation.
For information: 482-3487.
and obtained by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency, Duke
admits "it was not without
regret that I resigned" and
that his resignation was part
of an effort to get his white
power message across without
the "Hollywood stereotypes
and misconceptions about the
Klan."
Duke became a Republican
shortly before the legislative
race began last December. He
has lashed out at Republican
officials, including Republican
Party Chairman Lee Atwater,
who have condemned his cam-
paign and election.
Duke told reporters that his
election was not a "Jewish-
Christian issue" and that nei-
ther Jews nor blacks have any-
thing to fear from his victory.
There are three synagogues
listed in Metairie, although
none in the 81st District repre-
sented by Duke: Gates of
Prayer; the Tikvat Shalom
Conservative Congregation;
and Young Israel of Metairie,
an Orthodox congregation.
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Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
K Of P Membership Breakfast
The Knights of Pythias,
Atlantic Lodge No. 217 will
hold a membership breakfast
Sunday, March 5, 9-11 a.m.,
Charlie's Place in the Kings
Point condo complex, Delray
Beach.
The breakfast will be
combined with the Delray
lodge's first membership drive
of 1989, the goal of which is
to recruit 77 new members
and go over the 300 mark by
Dec. 31.
Atlantic Lodge meets on the
first and third Tuesday of each
month, 7:30 p.m., at Temple
Emeth, Delray Beach. For
information: 499-1487, 498-
3349 or 499-8361.
Speaker On Israel
The Brotherhood of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton will
meet Tuesday, Feb. 28,
7:30 p.m., at the Temple,
333 S.W. 4 Ave.
Ambassador Rahamin
Timor, counsel general of
Israel will report on the cur-
rent issues facing Israel. An
open discussion will follow and
refreshments will be served.
Memorial Sculpture
A memorial sculpture by
Hungarian artist Ferenc
Varga will be unveiled Sunday,
March 5, 10:30 a.m., on the
grounds of Temple Anshei
Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic
Ave., Delray Beach. The sculp-
tor is a resident of Delray
Beach.
The sculpture, "Eternal
Light," is dedicated to the six
million men, women and chil-
dren who perished during the
Holocaust.
Temple Anshei Shalom is the
first temple in South County to
dedicate a memorial of this
nature on its grounds.
KVBTCH!
TM
"I love visiting Israel no matter where you go,
you're surrounded by history."
1988 David S. Boxerman and Mark Saunders. All rights reserved.
Losing The Propaganda War
By SUSAN BIRNBIRM
AN Israeli media analyst
says he fears Israel may be
losing the war against Pales-
tinian nationalists, by suc-
cumbing to the battle of the
television screen.
Eliyahu Tal, a veteran
Israeli "mass communicator"
who has conducted Knesset
election campaigns and a sur-
vey of Israeli and Arab propa-
ganda in the United States,
has compiled "Israel in Media-
land," a documentation of the
international media's coverage
of the Palestinian uprising.
He says his work is the "first
attempt to do a professional,
in-depth anatomy of press cov-
erage" of the intifada.
Tal, recently in New York to
discuss his book, describes
himself as "a long crusader for
Israeli hasbara" or "explana-
tion," generally meaning pub-
licity or propaganda.
He says it is a mistake to
shun the word "propaganda"
as though it were negative.
"The Arabs use it. Why
shouldn't Israel?"
Tal said it is a war that Israel
must fight. "Having won six
wars since its inception, the
State of Israel seems to be
losing its seventh war waged
on a 26-inch front the width
of a television screen."
He explained why the Arabs
are winning the TV war. "The
Arabs use it (the television) in
a very cowardly and ingenious
manner: In every war, the
officers go ahead of the troops
in every revolution, the
leaders go atop the barricades.
"But in this strange war, the
instigators hiding in the sanc-
tity of the mosques deliber-
ately send kids and women to
confront armed soldiers. This
is the whole essence of the
intifada. The media is not just
reporter of news, but the
shaper of news."
HE compiled his survey,
printed in a large paperback
book, "because I saw how a
relatively second-grade local
conflict received an unparallel-
ed coverage."
Tal was aided by research
results provided him by the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith, the Britain/Israel
Public Affairs Centre and the
Israel Defense Force spokes-
man's office, among others.
Tal's 70-page analysis is a
telescope on the international
news scene, starting with the
beginnings of the intifada on
Dec. 9, 1987, and continuing
through October 1988.
His summary judgement:
"In the news, it's not so
important what you say, but
how often you say it."
Tal used journalistic meth-
ods of measuring coverage:
page, page placement, length
of article and headline. He also
pointed out incongruous
match-ups of photo and article,
and use of months-old photos
of the intifada, adjacent to
unrelated stories.
In comparing intifada cover-
age with other world events,
for example, he cites a survey
by Richard Harwood, the om-
budsman of The Washington
Post, who surveyed the paper's
coverage of the Palestinian
uprising.
On May 23, Harwood wrote
that from January to May,
"We published 300,000 words
on the hostilities and their
social and political ramifica-
tions. Even for The Post, that
is quite a quantity of verbiage.
"On the scale by which we
ordinarily evaluate wars, revo-
lutions and domestic fraticide,
what was happening in Israel
was a relatively low-grade civil
conflict. (After nearly six
months), the death toll was
fewer than 200.
"... when 65 Shiites were
killed on a single day in one of
the brotherly battles in Beirut,
the 600-word story in the Post
appeared on page 15."
SUCH coverage is not at
atypical. Tal says he complain-
ed to The New York Times in
1982 that its coverage of the
Sabra and Shatila massacres
in the Beirut refugee camps
was given more space than its
World War II coverage of the
landing at Normandy.
Tal also included in his book
objectionable cartoons. In an
example of portrayal of
Israelis as Nazis, a cartoon by
Doug Marlette in the Atlanta
Constitution shows Israeli sol-
diers wearing Star of David
armbands, bursting in to
arrest Anne Frank as she
writes in her diary.
But not all portrayals
included in Tal's book are
detrimental to Israel, and one
in particular is a specific depic-
tion of Tal's entire thesis that
the intifada is a staged per-
formance for the cameras:
A Toronto Star cartoon by
Donato shows Palestinians
swathed in face-covering kaf-
fiyehs ready to throw stones, a
troop of Israeli soldiers coming
around the corner, while one
of their leaders stands in front
of a TV camera holding a
walkie-talkie and a movie-
maker's clapboard saying "5
seconds .. Stand by ...'
Tal also has included com-
ments by world government
figures favorable to Israel.
Under the boldface question
"Does the camera provoke
riots?" Tal relates the story of
a delegation of 150 members of
the former Danish under-
ground who visited Israel in
May.
"In the course of their trip,
as they pointed out, an at-
tempt was made in Bethlehem
NJCRAC Hears Arab Arms Pitch
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The chairman of the House
subcommittee that deals with
the Middle East told a Jewish
audience that the United
States must continue to sell
arms to Jordan and Saudi
Arabia.
"I do not think it is in our
national interest, I do not
think it is in Israel's interest,
for the United States to be
replaced as the key military
partner to these two Arab
countries," said Rep. Lee
Hamilton (D-Ind.), chairman of
the House Foreign Affiars sub-
committee on Europe and the
Middle East.
On the other hand, he added,
"it is not in our interest to sell
these countries everything
they ask for."
Speaking to the more than
500 delegates attending the
annual meeting of the National
Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council at the Wash-
ington Hilton, Hamilton said
that "the brushing battles over
arms sales in the last several
years has served none of us
well."
He said they have made "the
president and the Congress
look bad and our relationship
with Israel and the Arab world
suffers."
Hamilton suggested instead
an arms sale policy of "some-
thing between selling every-
thing and selling nothing."
Saudi Arabia is expected to
ask the United States this year
for another major arms pack-
age, including tanks, multiple-
launch rocket systems and
fighter planes.
Earlier in the day, NJCRAC
marked the upcoming 10th
anniversary of the Egyptian-
Israeli peace treaty which
was signed on March 26, 1979
with a special session that
turned into a friendly debate
between Moshe Arad, the
Israeli ambassador to the
United States, and his Egyp-
tian counterpart, El-Sayed
Abdel Raouf el-Reedy.
The two envoys agreed that
the peace treaty has worked
despite disagreements that
have developed. "And both
countries are determined to
keep it that way," Reedy said.
to involve them in a staged
demonstration for the benefit
of the media. They stated quite
unequivocally that the filmed
report as screened abroad was
distorted, unfair and bore no
relation to reality."
He said he is not bashing the
American media. "According
to my studies, in mostly social-
istic countries like Denmark,
Greece, Italy, the coverage
was much more biased."
But he also said he was
"criticizing my own country
for its shortcomings. This is
the weakest link in our whole
foreign affairs information,
propaganda.
"Do you know that the fore-
ign office of the World Zionist
Organization's annual opera-
tional budget was $1.5 million
to cover 80 countries?" he
asked.
"I blame the Israeli leader-
ship for neglecting this issue
. Israel must devote its
resources and enlist Jewish
expertise and genius from the
United States, where Jews
have excelled," Tal said.
"With so many Jews in media,
why is Israel losing the media
war?"
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Viewpoint
Human Rights Report
It is an example of bitter irony that Israel's
restraint in dealing with the intifada in
the administered territories has resulted in
American recriminations.
Had the Jewish state adopted truly brutish
practices against the civil disturbance as in
the case elsewhere in the Arab world then
the 14-month-old uprising might well have
been contained and resolved by now.
Instead of crushing the rebellion, Israel has
attempted to deal with it. Granted, an armed
force is not necessarily trained to respond
appropriately to civilians throwing firebombs
and natural rock missiles.
But what needs to be stressed is that
the force meted out to IDF foot soldiers
can be deadly force, no matter the age of the
agitator.
It is curious that of all the nations measured
in the newly released "Country Reports on
Human Rights Practices," Israel received the
lengthiest coverage despite the caveats of its
otherwise sterling record as the lone demo-
cratic state in that region of the world.
It should be noted that it is the very fact of
Israel's open society that leaves it vulnerable
to indictment.
Hungarian Thaw
The continuing news of a diplomatic thaw
emanating from Hungary seems to be on track
with the Soviet Union's recent posture.
In a series of announcements, the Eastern
European nation has intimated that diplo-
matic ties with Israel will be restored by late
spring or early summer. Hungary has relaxed
its exclusion of Hebrew from the school
system and now allows it to be offered in some
of Budapest's high schools on par with English
and Russian.
Additionally, the first institute for Judaic
studies in that part of the world is located at
the University of Budapest. At the only
rabbinical seminary located in the Eastern
bloc, training will be offered to potential
teachers of Judaica as well as to clergy.
Given the pariah status attached to Israel
for its refusal to negotiate with the Palestine
Liberation Organization following Yasir
Arafat's declaration which recognized Israel
and renounced terrorism, these warming
trends can only work toward Israel's benefit.
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The Symbol Sanctified
By RABBI
MARC H. TANENBAUM
The announcement last
week by European Catholic
authorities that the Carmelite
convent is being moved away
from the grounds of Auschwitz
to a nearby new center is a
constructive move in the right
direction.
In 1984, 10 Carmelite nuns
took over a former Nazi ware-
house in Auschwitz in which
Zyklon-B gas was stored for
use in gas chambers.
They converted the ware-
house into a convent to pray
for "martyrs and the uncon-
verted."
Nowhere in their fund-
raising literature did they
refer to the Nazi's massacre of
more than a million Jews in
that death camp.
Jews clearly are not opposed
to the Carmelite's prayers.
And most Jews understood the
appropriateness of their hon-
oring Polish Catholic victims
of Nazism.
But Auschwitz was built by
the Nazis for the primary pur-
pose of exterminating Euro-
pean Jews. Rather than an act
of reconciliation, the convent
became a gesture of appropria-
tion.
Significantly, five leading
European cardinals, the Vati-
can, and Pope John Paul II
himself have understood the
central symbolic meaning of
Auschwitz to the Jewish peo-
ple.
Contrary to earlier misin-
formed reports, they have
finally persuaded the Carmel-
ite nuns to move their convent
to a new center of prayer and
study, but off the blood-soaked
grounds of Auschwitz.
As the Pope declared to sur-
viving Polish Jews last year,
Auschwitz is a monument to
barbarism and anti-Semitism
and it must remain intact as a
sign and witness to all man-
kind.
LBttB_rS_m_m m m from our readers:
EDITOR:
The life imprisonment sen-
tence with no chance of parole
that was imposed on Jonathan
Pollard, and the five year sen-
tence of his wife, Anne, is
unjust and without conscience.
The stench of anti-Semitism in
this case is reminiscent of the
infamous Dreyfus case.
After sentencing, Jonathan
Pollard was incarcerated in a
mental ward; then, for the past
few years, in solitary confine-
ment in a windowless cell, with
prison conditions drastically
different than other prisoners
convicted of similar crimes. He
is held incommunicado the
only American prisoner so
held. His outgoing mail is not
posted, including mail to his
parents. Harvard Law school
Professor Alan Dershowitz has
been prevented by the govern-
ment from representing Pol-
lard by requesting that the
ttorney sign a document har-
Justice for Pollards
ring him from disclosing any
information he obtains as Pol-
lard's attorney.
Anne's five year sentence
could turn out to be a death
sentence. She has been denied
necessary medical care, and
been chained hands and feet to
her bed.
In contrast: John Walker, a
naval officer, and members of
his family, spied for the Soviet
Union for 17 years. Walker
will be eligible for parole in 10
years. Sgt. Clayton Lonetree
was convicted of passing onto
the KGB the names and photo-
graphs of U.S. Intelligence
operatives working in the S.U.
Lonetree is eligible for parole
in 10 years.
There are others who have
seriously compromised our na-
tional security. All will be eligi-
ble for parole after a few
years. All except Jonathan
Pollard who has never been
charged with damaging U.S.
security.
What is Pollard's 'crime'?
He gave to Israel information
which helped to save countless
lives, while Walker's crime
took lives. The information
Pollard divulged was not about
the United States. It was
information vital to Israel's
security and which, as an ally,
Israel was entitled to under
agreements with our country.
There is a vast difference
between spying for an ally and
saving lives, and spying for an
iron-door country and taking
lives.
The Pollard case cries out
for equal justice. The facts
must be re-evaluated. Both of
these tortured humans have
already more than paid for
their "crime."
The pursuit of justice is the
foundation of Judaism.
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NEW YORK (JTA) A
New York state court has
upheld the right of the Jewish
community to fight missionary
activities as an exercise of free
speech.
Judge David Edwards of the
Supreme Court in Manhattan
dismissed a three-year-old law-
suit brought by Jews for Jesus
against the Jewish Community
Relations Council of New
York.
The group which prosely-
tizes around New York, con-
tended it was a victim of dis-
crimination. The suit, filed in
1985, cited pamphlets distri-
buted by JCRC's Task Force
on Missionaries and Cults to
some Long Island rabbis. The
task force is chaired by Julius
Herman.
The pamphlets urged the
rabbis to call on their Christian
colleagues of the clergy not to
permit Jews for Jesus to use
their facilities for Hebrew;
Christian "Passover services.
Edwards ruled that distribu-
tion of the pamphlets "consti-
tutes free speech and is not
actionable" and not illegal.
The JCRC was represented
by the National Jewish Com-
mission on Law and Public
Affairs, known as COLPA; the
American Jewish Congress;
and a private New York law
firm.


m
No Break With PLO
Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
NEW YORK (JTA) The
United States is not prepared
to break off its dialogue with
the Palestine Liberation
Organization, despite urging
by Israel to do so.
Secretary of State James
Baker indicated, however, that
attacks on Israeli military or
civilian targets, inside or out-
side of Israel, would deeply
trouble the Bush administra
tion.
The State Department
apparently has decided that z
clash between Israeli troops
and Palestinian infiltrators a
week ago did not fit that cate-
gory-
The Israel Embassy in
Washington appealed to the
United States to break off con-
tacts established with the PLO
on Dec. 15 by former Secret-
ary of State George Shultz.
The State Department
remained non-committal over
whether the incident breached
the agreement reached with
the PLO last year.
Baker, speaking to reporters
aboard his Air Force jet, was
making his first public com-
ment on the issue. He said the
department was still in the
process of gathering informa-
tion about the episode.
"And we are not prepared to
say at this time that this con-
stitutes an action by the PLO
which would cause us to break
off the dialogue."
He added, "We made the
point that actions such as this,
directed against civilian or mil-
(tary targets inside or outside
of Israel, was something that
gave us trouble."
The Israelis claimed the PLO
violated its commitment to
Shultz to renounce terrorism.
They cited what they said
was an attempted terrorist
infiltration of Israel last week-
end by members of George
Habash's Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine.
Israeli forces killed five of
them in the southern Lebanon
security zone. Equipment and
locuments found with the bod-
ies showed their mission was
to attack targets in Israel, the
Israelis said.
Although Habash broke with
PLO chief Yasir Arafat in
1974, he is still a member of
the PLO's executive commit-
tee.
No Roadblock to Entry
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The Bush administration
affirmed its commitment to
"freedom of choice" for Jews
leaving the Soviet Union.
State Department spokes-
man Charles Redman also said
there is no review underway of
the U.S. position that Soviet
Jews who emigrate on Israeli
visas should be free to go
somewhere else than Israel.
While noting that large num-
bers of Soviet Jews in Rome
are waiting to enter the United
States, Redman said that "no
one is being stranded" there
because U.S. immigration laws
will not grant entry.
He explained that they can
enter the United States in one
of three ways: as refugees, as
parolees or as regular immi-
grants. Since the beginning of
the fiscal year in October, the
United States has issued refu-
gee status to 4,600 Soviet
emigres and parole status to
198 others in Rome, he said.
Redman admitted that
"there are delays of process-
ing due to the unexpectedly
large numbers of Soviets per-
mitted to depart f-om the
USSR."
But he also attributed the
backlog in Rome to the deci-
sion by some immigrants de-
nied refugee status to appeal
those decisions. Instead, they
could come to the United
States without delay if they
accepted the attorney gen-
eral's parole status, he added.
HIAS, the Hebrew Immi-
frant Aid Society, has urged
oviet emigrants not to come
to the United States under
parole status, because it is
difficult to obtain permanent
U.S. citizenship via that route.
In addition, those who come
under parole status are not
entitled to the U.S. financial
assistance for transportation
and resettlement given to re-
fugees.
HIAS believes that all Soviet
Jews meet the U.S. govern-
ment's test that refugees must
have a "well-founded fear of
persecution."
Redman did not comment
directly on the denial of refu-
gee status to some Soviet
Jews. He said the Justice
Department's Immigration
and Naturalization Service,
not the State Department, is
responsible for applying U.S.
law.
Jews OfKaifeng*
The Sino-Judaic Institute in Palo Alto, Cal. Has prepared
a 30-minute video cassette on the history of the Chinese
Jews of Kaifeng. It is also available as a set of 48 slides
containing a narrative by Prof. Albert Dien of Stanford
University.
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Morris Abram as the U.S.
ambassador to the European
headquarters of the United
Nations in Geneva. The 70-
year-old Abram, who recently
stepped down as chairman of
both the Conference of Presi-
dents of Major American Jew-
ish Organizations and the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry, said that among the
issues he will be dealing with
are two that he has long been
interested in, human rights
and health. In the Johnson
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, February 24, 1989
Young Israelis To Play Exhibition Tennis Matches
During the last 11 years,
'.hi.imio Israeli youngsters -
representing a cross-section ol
i heir country's diverse popula-
tion have been learning to
play tennis and. in the process,
to live together.
Built and funded by volun-
tary contributions from
the I.S.. France. England,
Canada and South Africa, the
Israel Tennis Center is a pro-
ject that has linked Jewry all
over the world with Israel, and
Israeli with Israeli.
Hungarian-Israeli Diplomacy
In sneakers and with rackets
in hand. Orthodox Jews and
Moslems meet across the nets;
newly settled Ethiopians are
matched with Roman Cathol-
ics, and Protestants play with
Reform Jews.
Virtually non-existent in
Israel more than ten years
ago, tennis is rapidly becoming
the most popular public pas-
time among the young. More
than KM) public tennis courts
have been built at eight tennis
centers throughout the coun-
try, since the idea began with
Ian Froman, a South African
dentist, who had .nice l>een a
non-playing member of his
nation's Davis (up team.
While Froman and his Ameri-
can and English co-founders
raised the needed funds, the
teaching end was supplied by
former Wimbledon champion
Dick Savitt. who taught poten-
tial coaches, who would be
working at the centers.
The first Israel Tennis Cen-
ter opened in 1976 at Ramat
Hasharon. In the first three
months, 3000 children came
and were each given eight free
lessons. Then the ones with
the best eye-ball coordination
were selected. One of those
first-chosen youngsters was
Amos Mansdorf, now at age 23
Israel's top-ranked player and
number 23 in the world.
Froman believes that the
current political unrest in
Israel has made tennis even
more crucial for its young peo-
ple. He explains that for any
possibility of peace youngsters
have got to learn to under-
stand each other's way of life.
He calls the tennis courts a
"common ground" on which to
mix people.
The Israeli youngsters tra-
veling throughout the U.S. this
year, as in past years, conduct
exhibitions and attend fund
raisers to keep the Israel Ten-
nis Centers going. Lessons at
the Centers are free; funding
is by voluntary private contri-
butions.
Locally, the exhibitions will
be held at Bonaventure, Satur-
day, Feb. 25, noon; Wood-
mont, Sun., Feb. 26, 11:15
a.m.; Broken Sound, Feb. 26, 3
&m.; Boca Grove, Thursday,
arch 2, 5 p.m.; Palm Aire,
Saturday, March 4, 11:45 a.m.;
Boca West Island, March 4.
5:30 p.m.; and Jerry Rich, Sun-
day, March 5, 4 p.m.
Also at Round Robin, Tues-
day, March 7, 5:30 p.m.; Glen-
eagles, Wednesday, March 8, 4
p.m.; Boca Pointe and Boca
Lago, Thursday, March 9, 4
p.m.; Delaire, Friday, March
TEL AVIV (JTA) Prime
Minister Miklos Nemeth of
Hungary said that his govern-
ment intends to restore diplo-
matic relations with Israel
within the next five months.
His remarks, in an Austrian
television interview, were wel-
comed by Foreign Ministry
officials here, who are waiting
for an announcement of the
date.
Nemeth said that Hungary
was "of course, in touch with
Moscow, but does not need
prior Soviet Authorization for
domestic and foreign policy
decisions."
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Israel, Poland can be expected
to follow and other Eastern
bloc nations then will gra-
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diplomatic representation with
Israel.
The entire Soviet bloc,
except Romania, severed dip-
lomatic relations with Israel
during the 1967 Six-Day War.
But in recent years, a thaw
has set in. The Soviet Union
sent a consular delegation to
Israel in the spring of 1987.
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American Jews Urged To Help
JNF's Replanting Campaign
Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
JNF To Replace Burnt Trees Three To One
Rabbi Isaac L. Swift, author,
lecturer and scholar,
addressed a recent gathering
of Jewish organizational lead-
ers at a Tu B'Shevat celebra-
tion at Jewish National Fund
(JNF) headquarters in New
York City.
The rabbi, a past vice presi-
dent of JNF and the Zionist
Federation of Australia and
New Zealand, emphasized the
historic, religious and cultural
significance of the holiday
which marks the Jewish new
year for trees.
In response to the large
number of forest fires which
plagued Israel this past year,
JNF proclaimed Tu B'Shevat
1989 as Shabbat Ha'aretz.
During the summer of 1988,
arson claimed 1.25 million
trees planted by the Jewish
people through JNF. JNF
emergency crews were called
upon to extinguish more than
1,200 fires, which consumed
over 40,000 acres, totalling
financial damage of more than
$40 million.
JNF, which has made tree
planting one of its endeavors
Bond Rate Rises
The interest rate on State of
Israel Variable Rate Issue
iVRI) Bonds has risen to 9
percent as of Feb. 1. This rate
will be paid to July 31, 1989.
and will apply to bonds pur-
i-hased through June 30, 1989.
minimum initial invest-
ment must be $25,000.
In making the announce-
ment, David Sklar, South
Broward chairman of Israel
Bonds, noted that from the
first issue in Nov., 1980 until
Ian. 31, 1989, a total of
sm~>2,703,500 has been in-
vested in VRI Bonds.
Variable Rate Bonds are
available to and are owned by
individuals; banks; insurance
companies; profit-sharing
plans; IRAs; jointly-admini-
stered pension plans; union
health and welfare funds; pri-
vate, corporate and public
foundations; corporations;
endowment funds; and cul-
tural, educational and religious
institutions.
The bonds mature in 12
years. However, they may be
redeemed by an employee ben-
efit fund after three years
from date of issue and by any
other original registered
owner after five years.
Like all State of Israel
Bonds, the VRI Bonds is a
direct and unconditional obli-
gation of the State of Israel for
payment of principal and inter-
est. Proceeds from Israel
Bonds sales are invested in the
nation's economic develop-
ment.
Opposition
To Settlements
TEL AVIV (JTA) A sub-
stantial majority of Israelis
oppose the establishment of
new settlements in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, accord-
ing to a new poll conducted by
the Pori organization.
Among the 1,200 ques-
tioned, 49.9 percent opposed
new settlements and 32.7 per-
cent approved of them.
While 9.9 percent had no
opinion, 7.5 percent of the
respondents said their opin-
ions were influenced by the
current situation.
The Jewish National Fund
(JNF) will plant three million
trees in Israel this year to
replace the one million dest-
royed by arson last summer.
The afforestation activities
will also expand established
forest reserves, according to
JNF World Chairman Moshe
Rivlin, who has announced
that a total of 6,250 acres will
be planted at 119 forest sites
across Israel.
During summer 1988, JNF
emergency crews were called
upon to extinguish more than
1,200 fires, which consumed
over 40,000 acres, nearly four
times more than in 1987. Sixty
percent of the fires occurred
during May and June, after
which the number progres-
sively declined, due to im-
proved coordination between
the Israel Defense Forces, the
Fire Department, the Police
Department, the Society for
the Protection of Nature and
other agencies.
Financial damage for 1988
totaled more than $40 million.
To help restore the forests, a
worldwide "A Tree for a
Tree" campaign has been
organized. Some 500,000
Israelis have already partici-
pated in the planting activities.
For information: 572-2593
(Broward). Or 391-1806 (Boca
Raton).
Rabbi Isaac L. Swift
for the last nine decades has
established a National Fire
Emergency Campaign to re-
forest the devastated areas
and purchase the lates fire-
fighting equipment. In his
speech, Rabbi Swift called for
American Jewry to unite "to
replant, irrigate and enrich the
land of Israel through the
work of JNF."
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Brunch To Memorialize
Six From Beth Israel
Temple Beth Israel of Sun-
rise and the Jewish National
Fund (JNF) of Broward and
I'alm Beach counties will
memorialize six members of
the congregation at a brunch
Sunday, Feb. 2*>. 10:80 a.m., at
the temple.
George Appiebaum, Morris
Axelrod, Hyman Bassman,
Ken Bergman. William
Brooks, and Bernard Osh-
hinsky will be honored for
their dedication and commit-
ment to Temple Beth Israel,
the community and the State
if Israel.
'"These men touched the
lives of countless individuals
through their extraordinary
support of the Jewish com-
munity and they leave behind a
legacy of devotion and dedica-
tion to Jewish causes through
their family members," said
Col. Milton Garber, who is
co-chairing the event, along
with Chairman Jacob Brodzki.
The money raised at the
brunch, will be used for a
woodland of trees in Israel in
memory of the six men.
The JNF' has planted over
185 million trees throughout
the land of Israel. During the
summer of 1988, arsonists set
over 1,200 fires which des-
troyed over 40,000 acres, at a
cost of $40 million.
For further information and
brunch reservations: 742-4040
or 572-259H.
Yiddish Seminars
Seminars in Yiddish and
Knglish will be held Monday,
March H, 9:.'{0 a.m.-4 p.m. at
David's 6501 Commercial
Blvd., Port Lauderdale; and
Tuesday, March 7. 9:30 a.m.-3
p.m., at Tropics, 2300 Federal
Highway, Boynton Beach.
Highlighting the seminars,
the theme of which is Tkm
Xirit/M Un Tsu ZiMftt. To Sing
and'To Tell, will be talks by Dr.
Chana Lapin-Reich, who will
discuss the influence of tradi-
tion on Yiddish and the social
conscience of Yiddish poets.
Dr. Lapin-Keich is a visiting
professor at Columbia Univer-
sity, Stern College for Women
of Yeshiva University and the
Weinreich-YIVO Institute, all
of N.Y.C.
Also appearing at both
seminars will l>e Cantor Elaine
Shapiro of Temple Sinai, Del-
ray Beach, who will sing Yid-
dish songs; Nat Zumoff of
Temple University, who will
conduct sing-a-longs of Yid-
dish songs; Ruth Barlas of the
Yiddish National Theatre;
Alfred Weinstein, chairman of
the Delray Branch of Arbeitrr
Ring (the Jewish Workmen's
Circle) and David Meirowitz of
the Delray Kings Point Yid-
dish Club.
A $10 registration fee for
each seminar includes lunch.
For information: (407) 499-
2735, (407) 498-1564. or (305)
974-3429.
Tin- January 15)3!) ftradtMlin|{ class ol Oliuy Hitfh School.
Philadelphia. PA is seeking contact with class members for a iHhh
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Program For
Returning Visitors
To Israel
Kesher 89, a new program
sponsored by the World Zion-
ist Organization, is being
offered by the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation's Aliyah
and Israel Activities Depart-
ment June 1-8 in Jerusalem.
Specifically geared toward
individuals who have pre-
viously been to Israel, the pro-
gram will be designed to meet
the participant's specific inter-
ests such as medicine and law.
The total cost of the pro-
gram includes round-trip air-
fare, meals and the stay at the
Hyatt Hotel in Jerusalem. Sub-
sidies are available and space
is limited.
Participants can remain in
Israel for up to three months,
either independently or in one
of the variety of Israel summer
programs, at no additional air-
fare charge.
For information: Alex Levy,
467-7490, ext. 372 or (toll-free,
N.Y.) 1-800-888-KESHER.
Mondale, Lewis,
Smith At Symposium
Former Vice President Wal-
ter Mondale, former U.S.
Ambassador to Israel Samuel
W. Lewis and Congressman
Lawrence J. Smith will be
among the participants in
Hebrew University's Palm
Beach Symposium Feb. 27,
10 a.m. 4 p.m., at the Palm
Hotel, W. Palm Beach.
Attorney Herbert D. Katz,
president of American Friends
of the Hebrew University, will
chair the symposium, the
theme of which is "Israel and
the U.S.: New Directions in a
Time of Decision."
Israeli Students to Visit
TEL AVIV (JTA) About 3,000 Israeli high-school students
will visit Poland this year to tour the sites of the Nazi
extermination camps and meet with some of the few Jews
remaining in that country.
The trips are part of the first educational agreement ever
concluded between Israel and Poland. It was signed in the office
of Minister of Education and Culture Yitzhak Navon in Jerusa-
lem.
The first tour will leave for Poland early in May.
ElAl Offers New Family Plan
El Al is offering families
wishing to tour Israel together
specially priced packages.
Grandparents and their
grandchildren can celebrate
Passover in Jerusalem with a
"Generation to Generation"
19 day/17 night tour to Israel
which includes 11 nights in
Jerusalem, two in the Galilee
and four in Tel Aviv, as well as
visits to Massada, the Dead
Sea, Haifa and Jaffa. The spe-
cially priced packages include
daily breakfasts, dinners in the
Galilee, transfers to hotels and
tours by English-speaking
guides.
Optional tours available at
the participants' own pace
include museum visits, stops at
the Biblical Zoo, Ramparts
Walk and tours of the Stalag-
mite Caves.
El Al's new family plan,
offering savings of up to 50
percent per child for those
under the age of 12, has been
extended through Dec. 14,
excluding June 23 July 9.
Large families traveling
together for a vacation or to
celebrate a joyous occasion
such as a wedding or a bar/bat
mitzvah, can also take advan-
tage of special rates in effect
through March 31, 1990, also
excluding June 23 July 9.
Treasury Director General Quits
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) Vic-
tor Medina resigned as direc-
tor general of the Treasury.
He gave no reason for quit-
ting, but apparently was
angered over being left out of
the decision-making process by
Finance Minister Shimon
Peres.
The first signs of friction
developed shortly after Peres
took office when he ordered a
five percent devaluation of the
shekel without consulting
Medina.
The director general was not
consulted when the govern-
ment adopted the new national
budget.
More recently, he was left
out of the Treasury's negotia-
tions with Histadrut for cost-
of-living allowances and the
decision to raise income tax
rates in the upper brackets
from 48 to 51 percent.
Medina is a highly respected
civil servant. Prior to his
appointment to the Treasury,
he headed the monetary
department at the Bank of
Israel, Israel's central bank.
He left that post over differ-
ences with Bank of Israel
Governor Michael Bruno.
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Friday, February 24, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
By GARY E. RUBIN
THE release of the U.S.
State Department's "Country
Reports on Human Rights
Practices for 1988" has caused
a furor because of its frank
criticism of Israeli actions in
responding to the Palestinian
uprising.
Yet a full reading of the
report gives a much fuller and
more balanced impression of
Israeli practices than has been
generally described in media
accounts.
It is true that the report
details several categories of
Israeli violations of inter-
national standards in dealing
with the intifada.
What was largely missed in
public comment, however, is
that these criticisms are pre-
ceded by an equally long sec-
tion which carefully describes
Israel's democratic character
and commitment to human
rights.
The picture that emerges is
not of a nation which routinely
violates human rights, but of a
free and open country which
has committed violations in
response to a crises:
The political and judicial
mechanisms of the state itself
are the most effective means
of correcting these problems.
From the first sentence of
the report, Israel's democratic
character is stressed. It reads,
"Israel is a parliamentary
democracy with a multiparty
political system and free elec-
tions."
In its next 10 pages, the
report fills out this picture.
On respect for the integrity
of the person: "Israeli author-
ities do not sanction or prac-
tice political killing."
On the judicial system: "The
right to a hearing by an impar-
tial tribunal with representa-
tion by counsel is guaranteed
by law. The judiciary is inde-
pendent and effectively insu-
lated from political interfer-
ence."
On civil liberties: "Freedom
of speech and press" are "pro-
tected rights in Israel," lim-
ited only by security concerns;
"Israelis representing almost
any point oi view are free to
assemble and associate"; "All
citizens are assured freedom of
religion by law."
On freedom of movement:
"Israeli citizens can move
freely within Israel except in
military or security zones";
"Palestinian residents of the
occupied territories are gener-
ally free to travel within
Israel."
On sexual equality:
"Women's rights in Israel are
protected by the Equal Oppor-
tunity Law, which forbids sex
discrimination."
On workers' rights: "Israeli
workers and employers have
freely established organiza-
tions of their own choosing."
The human rights report
makes some judgments on the
effects of these freedoms on
Cost of Living Jumps in January
TEL AVIV (JTA) The cost-of-living index soared by a hefty
4.7 percent in January, one of the highest monthly increases in
the past three years.
While not unexpected, the figures released by the Central
Bureau of Statistics touched off partisan recriminations.
The February price index is expected to increase by the same
amount because of the spin-off effects of devaluation and
delayed rises in the cost of electricity and public transportation.
Analysing The U. S. Human Rights Report
Israel's minority populations.
It states, for example, that
"Israeli Arabs have made sub-
stantial education and mater-
ial progress since the founding
of Israel."
It notes that 55 percent of
adult Israeli Arabs are mem-
bers of Histadrut, Israel's
labor federation, which is
within five percent of the
membership rate for the gen-
eral population.
MOREOVER, "The Minis-
try of Religious Affairs co-
operates with and gives finan-
cial support to various inter-
faith groups."
The report also commends
Israel for its cooperation with
governmental and private
investigations of its human
rights practices.
It acknowledges that "the
Government investigates and
responds to most inquiries by
such organizations as Amnesty
International."
It also stresses that Israel
has "accommodated a vastly
increased number of visits" in
1988 from people and groups
investigating "human rights
issued associated with the
uprising."
It is only after this detailed
portrait oi Israel committed to
democracy and human rights
that the State Department
report cites several violations
of these standards in Israel's
response to the intifada in
1988.
These charges, which have
been widely reported, are seri-
ous. They claim that soldiers
fired unnecessarily into
crowds contrary to regula-
tions causing "avoidable
deaths and injuries"; that
rules of military engagement
are not enforced strictly and
that punishment for their
violations is sporadic and
lenient; that houses have been
demolished contrary to inter-
national law (Israel challenges
the applicability of this law to
demolitions).
FURTHERMORE, that
unwarranted deportations
have taken place in 36 cases;
that detention is arbitrary and
unnecessarily harsh; that
restrictions have been placed
on freedom of movement and
the press; and that courts,
schools and private charitable
organizations have been pre-
vented from operating effec-
tively.
Yet even in this section on
responses to the intifada, sev-
eral Israeli actions taken to
improve human rights are
cited.
In response to reports of
abuse of prisoners at Dahar-
iya, Israeli authorities made
sure that "personnel changes
were affected and disciplinary
measures were taken that
resulted in improved condi-
tions.
The policy of severe beatings
in the early period of the inti-
fada brought a vigorous
response from the attorney
general of Israel who "criti-
cized this policy and declared it
illegal."
There has been no political
killing and no interference
with freedom of religion.
The right of association is
observed to the degree that
strikes often takes place not
for economic reasons, but "in
the wider political context of
the uprising."
Even the evidence on Israeli
human rights violations, the
report notes, could be
gathered only because of
"Israel's open and democratic
society."
The report acknowledges
that Israel's reaction to the
intifada is governed by its
evaluation that the uprising is
"a new phase of the 40-year
war against Israel and ... a
threat to the security of the
State."
ALL military actions, no
matter how justified, must
observe human rights stan-
dards. The report makes clear
that to the degree that there
have been violations, they can
best be addressed within the
context of Israeli democracy
itself.
Many of the problems are
breaches of Army regulations,
not challenges to overall pol-
icy, and require stricter adher-
ence to regulations already in
place.
Actual policy has been criti-
cized nowhere more severly
than in Israel itself by leading
newspapers, civil rights lead-
ers and army officers.
As the first section to the
report demonstrates, viola-
tions are contrary to the
nature of Israel's basic politi-
cal system and society. Correc-
tive measures must build on
these strengths which the
State Department has acknow-
ledged as fully as it has the
intifada's problems.
Gary E. Rubin is program director
of the American Jewish Committee.
UN Rights Panel Condemns Israel
U.S. Lone Dissenter To All 3 Resolutions
By TAMAR LEVY
GENEVA (JTA) The UN
Human Rights Commission
has harshly condemned Israel
for violating the human rights
of Palestinians in the territor-
ies it administers and demand-
ed it end its occupation of them
forthwith.
That was the content of
three resolutions overwhelm-
ingly adopted by the 43-nation
panel at the midpoint of its
annual six-week conference
here.
The United States was the
only country to vote against all
three. Britain, Canada, the
West European countries and
Japan either voted against or
abstained.
The American delegate,
Craig Kuehl, said afterward
that his government has often
Elect Labor
Secretary-General
TEL AVIV (JTA) Knesset
member Micha Harish was
elected secretary-general of
the Labor Party.
There was no opposition
since his only serious challen-
ger, Ora Namir, had dropped
out.
Harish, 53, succeeds Uzi
Baram, who resigned in pro-
test against Labor's decision
last December to form a new
coalition government with
Likud.
The new secretary-general
began his political career as
secretary of the Mapai section
of the Hebrew University's
student body. Mapai was the
forerunner of today's Labor
Party.
Harish describes himself as
politically "left to middle
road."
Although he agreed with
Baram that Labor should have
remained in the opposition
instead of joining, forces with
Likud after the Nov. 1 elec-
tions, he accepted the majority
verdict of his party's leader-
ship.
Harish sees his task as pre-
paring the party for the next
elections and stemming the
"drift to the right" by blue-
collar workers, who are a large
part of Labor's constituency.
Namir, who is identified with
Labor's right wing, bowed out
of the race for party secretary-
general charging her rivals
with applying undue pressure.
made clear that it opposes
excessive Israeli measures in
non-life-threatening situations
in the territories.
But he regretted that the
resolutions appeared to him to
be more concerned with one-
sided criticism of Israel than
with finding a solution to the
problems they cited.
Kuehl said that neverthe-
less, the United States contin-
ues to support the legitimate
rights of the Palestinians and
would work for just a solution
to the unrest in the region.
The American diplomat
added that his country's dia-
logue with the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization through its
embassy in Tunis proves the
sincerity of its commitment to
direct negotiations.
Henry Steel, representing
the United Kingdom, said the
language of the resolutions
was wholly disproportionate
and inappropriate and there-
fore his delegation could not
vote in their support.
Similarly, Ross Hynes of
Canada said his delegation
voted against the resolutions
critical of Israel because of the
harshness of their language
and references to concentra-
tion camps and war crimes.
The resolutions were notably
redundant inasmuch as they
called both for Israel's with-
drawal from "Palestine" and
an end to its "occupation" of
the West Bank, Gaza Strip and
the "Syrian Arab Golan
Heights."
The litany of charges against
Israel also was almost identical
in each of the resolutions.
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Friday, February 24,1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Synagogue uWeu/s
ANSHEI EMUNA
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach a sermon on "The Art
Of Counting" at the Sabbath
morning service Saturday,
Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m. Kiddush will
follow.
On Saturday, March 4, 8:30
a.m. Rabbi Sacks will preach
on the theme of "The Golden
Calf." Kiddush will follow the
Sabbath morning service.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch), led by
Rabbi Sacks, begin at 7:30
a.m. preceeding the daily min-
yon services, and at 5:30 p.m.
in conjunction with the daily
twilight minyon services.
A D'var Torah in Yiddish is
presented by Rabbi Sacks in
conjunction with the Seu'dat
Shli'sheet celebrated each Sab-
bath between the twilight ser-
vices.
Anshei Emuna is located at
16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach.
For information: 499-9229.
CONGREGATION
BETH AMI
Religious Services are held
at the Mae Volen Senior Cen-
ter, 1515 W. Palmetto Park
Road, Boca Raton.
On Friday evening, Feb. 24,
8:15 p.m., Rabbi Nathan Zel-
izer will conduct services. The
services will conclude with an
"Open Forum," at which
Rabbi Zelizer will accept and
answer questions from the
audience.
The Oneg Shabbat following
services will be sponsored by
Joost Boumans, president of
Beth Ami Congregation, and
his wife Elsje, in honor of their
25th wedding anniversary.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30
a.m., morning services will
begin and Rabbi Zelizer will
speak on "Do It Yourself." He
will teach the Sedra, "Kee
Tissa." Mr. and Mrs. Boumans
will sponsor the Kiddush fol-
lowing services.
The Beth Ami Women's
Club will meet Tuesday, Feb.
28, 1 p.m., at Lincolnwood
Village Clubhouse.
TEMPLE BETH EL
On Friday, Feb. 24, at 8
p.m., members of over 21
Havurot will participate in the
Shabbat evening services.
Temple Beth El is located at
333 S.W. 4 Ave., Boca Raton.
For information: (407) 391-
8900.
Rumored Ransom
for Belgians
By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ
BRUSSELS (JTA) The
Belgian government has
offered a large, unspecified
sum to the Abu Nidal terrorist
group to release five Belgian
hostages presumably held by
them for over a year, a Belgian
newspaper reported.
But the gang, known as the
Fatah Revolutionary Council,
rejected the offer and
demanded "political recogni-
tion" by Belgium instead,
according to De Morgen, a
Flemish Socialist newspaper.
The Foreign Ministry had no
comment on the report.
But Foreign Minister Leo
Tindemans, responding to crit-
icism said his government had
sent an emissary to the Middle
East and to Libya to seek
information about the kid-
napped Houtekins family.
Tindemans acknowledged
that Belgium has still not
received any specific demand
from the Nidal group.
The local press speculated
last month that the terrorists
are bargaining for the release
of Nasser Ali Sayed, who is
serving a life sentence for his
fatal attack on Jewish school-
children in Antwerp in July
1979.
The Justice Ministry denied
rumors that Sayed would be
freed in the next few months
in a hostage exchange.
Eight persons were kid-
napped wnen terrorists seized
their chartered yacht in the
Area Deaths
Eastern Mediterranean in
November 1987. They were
taken to Beirut aud accused of
being spies for Israel. None is
Jewish.
The hostages included a
French woman, Jacqueline
Valente, and her two young
children, Marie-Laure and
Virginie.
The Belgians are Fernand
Houtekins; his brother,
Emmanuel; Emmanuel's wife,
Godelieve and their teen-aged
children, Laurent and Valarie.
The two Valente youngsters
were freed in Libya last
December, reportedly at the
intervention of Col. Moammar
Gadhafi.
Their mother and the
Belgians remain captives.
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Theodore, of Boca Raton, died at the
age of 76. Services were held Feb. 12.
at Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chap-
els.
The first Kosher for Passover,
ready-to-eat cold cereal has
been introduced by the B.
Manischewitz Co. Crispy-0's,
a no-cholesterol, no-salt break-
fast food or snack, is a pareve,
crunchy, O-shaped cereal.
Rabbi Named
Rabbi Randall Konigsburg of
Temple Beth David is a mem-
ber of the Rabbinical Assem-
bly's program committee for
the convention Mar. 26-30, at
the Grand Hyatt Hotel in
Washington, D.C.
The Rabbinical Assembly
represents 1,200 Conservative
rabbis internationally.
Temple Meeting
Temple Anshei Shalom of
Delray Beach will hold a gen-
eral membership meeting
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
President Dave Wilansky
will deliver a "state of the
union" address and prospec-
tive members are invitea to
attend. For membership, call
498-4475, 499-1546 or 495-
1553.
Sisterhoods Meet
The Anshei Emuna Sister-
hood will hold its regular meet-
ing Tuesday, March 7, at noon.
Rabbi and Mrs. Sacks will
report on their Federation
mission to Israel.
Sisterhood of Temple
Emeth, 5780 West Atlantic
Avenue, Delray Beach, will
meet Thursday, March 2,
noon. Anne Katz and her choir
will entertain. Cantor Zvi
Adler will participate.
A Torah Fund Luncheon will
be held Wednesday, March 8.
Evelyn Auerbach, national
president of Women's League,
will speak.
For tickets: 498-5870 or
498-3536.
Opposing Views On Intermarriage
Two reform rabbis are pre-
senting a symposium in which
they take diverse positions on
the question of officiating at
intermarriages.
Rabbi Maurice Davis, Rabbi
Emeritus of the Jewish Com-
munity Center of White Plains
(N.Y.) and a part-time resident
of Florida, takes the position
that he will not solemnize a
wedding of a couple, one of
whom is not Jewish.
Rabbi Samuel Silver of
Temple Sinai, Delray Beach,
explains why he will. He con-
tends that he does not actually
"do" an intermarriage, but
provides a Jewish ceremony
for a couple of mixed back-
ground.
The two rabbis are friendly
opponents. They both served
years ago on the rabbinical
staff of an Ohio synagogue as
assistants to the late Rabbi
Barnett Brickner.
Silver and Davis both write
weekly columns for the
National Jewish Post and
Opinion, of Indianapolis,
Indiana.
Temple Bazaar
Temple Emeth will hold its
annual bazaar and auction
Sunday, March 5, starting at 8
a.m., on the Temple grounds,
5780 W. Atlantic Avenue, Del-
ray Beach.
Among the items offered for
sale will be clothing, jewelry
and accessories, housewares,
boutique items, handcrafted
gifts, and plants.
Refreshments will be avail-
able all day.
Merchandise will be auc-
tioned during the day.
For information: 498-3536.
On The Air
Dr. Murray Rothman, a lec-
turer at a Roman Catholic col-
lege and a Protestant divinity
school, can be heard on radio
station WDBF, 1420 AM, Sun-
days, Feb. 26 and March 5,
10:06 a.m.
Rabbi Emeritus of Temple
Shalom, Newton, Mass., Rabbi
Rothman lectures at Boston
College and also at Andover-
Newton Theological School in
Boston.
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