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W^ The Jewish ^^ y
FloridiaN
of South County
i7 Number 25
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, Florida Friday, July 26, 1985
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Inside
rish lines at stake
page 6
[agan urged to
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inforce Jewish
intity.. .page 10
'Palestinians' List Goes To Reagan
WASHINGTON (JTA)
The State Department
stresses that if the United
States meets with a joint
Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation it will be to bring
about direct negotiations
between Israel and the
Jordanian-Palestinian
representatives.
"We are prepared to meet with
a group of Jordanians and Palesti-
nians if such a meeting would
clearly point toward that goal,"
Robert Smalley, a State Depart-
ment spokesman, said. "The
ultimate objective is to bring two
delegations together, an Israeli
one on the one hand and a joint
Palestinian-Jordanian delegation
on the other."
SMALLEY'S comments came
as he confirmed that Jordan has
sent the U.S. a list of Palestinians
from which the State Department
will decide whether any are accep-
table as the Palestinian members
of the joint delegation.
The Jordanian action was
revealed over the weekend by
King Hussein in Amman.
Secretary of State George Shultz
said in Australia that the U.S. has
received the names, "and we are
in the process of evaluating
them." Neither Shultz or Smalley
would reveal any of the names.
Smalley said he did not know
whether the Palestine Liberation
Organization had played a part in
selecting the list. But according to
reports, Hussein had received a
list from PLO leader Yasir
Arafat.
Smalley reiterated that the U.S.
would not accept members of the
PLO on the delegation. He quoted
Shultz who, at a press conference
last May during Hussein's visit to
Washington, said, "We are look-
ing for people of good will who are
truly dedicated to non-violent
negotiated solutions and truly
ready to strive for peace with
Israel."
THE U.S. will keep Israel fully
Continued on Page 11
Filling in Background: 15 Verdicts Go to Jewish Defendants
IBv GIL SEDAN
[/SALEM (JTA) -
verdicts were handed
by a Jerusalem
court last week on
ish defendants from
let Bank charged with
les of violent acts
Arab civilians and
grship in a Jewish
[ground terrorist
ition.
nree-judge panel found
lem Livni, alleged
|er. Shaul Nir and Uzi
quilty of murder and at-
murder in connecton
with the 1983 machinegun and
grenade attack on the Islamic Col-
lege in Hebron in which three
Palestinian students were killed.
Two other defendants, Yitzhak
Ganiram and Barak Nir, were con-
victed of attempted murder and
manslaughter for their part in the
attack.
THE VERDICTS, rendered 13
months after the trial began, end-
ed one of the most controversial
legal proceedings in Israel's
history. The defendants, all Or-
thodox Jews, including Gush
Emunim militants, had strong
support from religious and
rightwing nationalist elements in
Israel and among Jews abroad.
They claimed that whatever ac-
tions they engaged in were in
defense of Jewish lives and pro-
perty because the government
allegedly failed to protect Jewish
settlers from Arab terrorists.
But the judges, Yaacov Bazak,
president of the court, Zvi Cohen
and Shmuel Finkelstein, refused
to buy that argument. They re-
jected a defense motion to admit
as evidence examples of what the
accused said was a deterioration
of security for Jewish settlers in
the territory.
The terrorist gang was rounded
up after a foiled attempt to bomb
four Arab buses in East
Jerusalem in March, 1984 and ex-
Israel Oil Search Gets Big Push
n MARTY ERANN
getting down to some
exploration, and the
ear good.
indicative than the
results from test drills,
I*. are the investors who
ined in the new exploration
A group of 10 American
rs, headed by the well-
Armand Hammer (chair-
l Occidental Petroleum),
MO million. The Israel
ent will supply an addi-
M.9 million in the form of
? I grants as incentive,
everal million dollars'
M < ismic data at a nominal
ome $4 million is coming
partnership headed by
a U.S.-based company,
which has been exploring lor oil in
Israel in a joint venture with
Delek (the Israel Fuel Co.), and
Jerusalem Oil Explorations Ltd.
(JOEL) and East Mediterranean
Oil and Gas (EMOG).
This partnership has been drill-
ing for oil on a 425,000 acre
license area in the Northern
Negev for the past two years,
with three of its four wells turning
out to be productive. The Gurim-4
well in 1984 (near Arad) was the
first commercial oil discovery in
Israel in 20 years. More recently,
the Gurim-5 well was completed in
March, testing at 100 barrels per
day.
Israel has a total of 15 produc-
ing wells, which provide some
365,000 barrels a year less than
one per cent of the country's con-
let Involved!
tewish Lives At Stake
During June, only 36 Soviet Jews received exit
visas. Meanwhile, three additional Hebrew
language activists were arrested.
Analysts believe the Soviet authorities are
testing the reactions of world Jewry, while at the
same time using the issue of Soviet Jews as an ad-
ditional "card" to be used in the process of negotia-
tions with the U.S. (Since U.S. negotiators, respon-
ding to humanitarian and Jewish pressures, are
bound to bring up this human rights issue at one
point or another, the Soviets can then "relent" and
Permit a somewhat larger number of Jews to leave
- thus showing supposed flexibility and
generosity .)
The National Jewish Community Relations Ad-
Continued on Page 6-A
sumption. Most of Israel's oil
comes from Egypt, Mexico and
Norway. During the years that
Israel held the Sinai peninsula, it
developed substantial oil fields at
Abu Rodeis and Alma (Ras
Kanissa), but it gave up these oil
fields along with the Sinai when
Egypt agreed to a peace accord.
Currently, Israel spends some
$1.5 billion annually for imported
oil, which is one of the major fac-
tors in her economic woes.
The new three-year venture
with the American investor
group, according to Isramco of-
ficials, will be the first thorough
and systematic search in Israel,
covering the entire northern por-
tion of the Negev region, and will
cover a license area of some two
million acres. In addition to
seismic data provided by the
government, the group will con-
duct its own seismic tests.
Oil exploration in Israel has
been scant only some 300 dry
wells have been drilled in the
country's history, compared to
more than 5,000 in the U.S. last
year alone. Israel has also been
limited to drilling shallow wells,
since the cost of drilling to deep
levels is much higher a deep
well could cost as much as $20
million. Yet, Israeli geologists
have been convinced that chances
for finding oil were better at deep
levels. The large outfits, those
who could have invested in exten-
sive drilling, have been reluctant
to do so in Israel for fear of an-
tagonizing the Arab states with
whom they deal.
Oil and financial mavins see Ar-
mand Hammer's involvement
followed by nine more investors to
the tune of $1 million each as a
signal that this may no longer be
the case.
posure of a plot to blow up Islamic
shrines on the Temple Mount in
East Jerusalem. Originally, 27
defendants were put on trial.
TEN OF THEM were convicted
earlier on the basis of plea-
bargained confessions and are
either serving sentences or have
completed their time. Two others,
Israel Defense Force officers, are
to be tried separately and are
presently free on bail.
Plea bargaining played a part on
the convictions of some of the re-
maining 15 defendants. A charge
of attempted murder was reduced
to causing grave bodily harm in
the June, 1980 car bombings
which maimed two West Bank
Arab mayors and blinded an
Israeli Druze border policeman
when he tried to defuse a bomb in
the car of a third Arab mayor.
One of the accused in that case,
Yitzhak Novik, said in court that
the verdict was unjust because "I
did what 1 did in order to protect
my family and neighbors." He
claimed that "it's been proven"
that the car bombings resulted in
a diminution of Arab terrorism in
the West Bank for two years.
FOUR DEFENDANTS were
convicted of attempted murder
for planting time bombs in the
chassis of four Arab-owned buses
on March 4, 1984. The bombs
were timed to explode while the
buses were making their rounds
through the crowded streets of an
Arab neighborhood in East
Jerusalem
The judges were divided over
whether the plan to blow up the
Dome of the Rock mosque on the
Temple Mount was a conspiracy.
Bazak held it was not because no
date was set for the attack. But
Cohen and Finkelstein ruled there
was a conspiracy because the
defendants acquired wired ex-
plosives, prepared bombs and
Continued on Page 11
Temple Emeth Names
New Cantor
Cantor Zvi Adler, who has led
services in South Florida con-
gregations for more than 25 years
and whose name has grown to na-
tional prominence, has been nam-
ed cantor of Temple Emeth in
Delray.
Cantor Adler was born in
Jerusalem, and was educated at
the Hebron Yeshiva and at the
Jerusalem Conservatory of Music.
He studied under Cantor Zalman
Rivlin for many years.
He began to sing with choirs at
age five, and by age 12 became the
director and soloist of one of
Jerusalem's synagogue choirs.
After serving in the Israel Air
Force he was engaged as the can-
tor of the Hadera Central
Synagogue, and appeared fre-
quently on the cantorial programs
of Israel Radio.
Cantor Adler came to this coun-
try to serve in Savannah, Ga., and
later became cantor of Temple
Emanu-El of Miami Beach, where
he served for 24 years. For the
past two years he has been cantor
of the Hallandale Jewish Center.
He was founder and former presi-
dent of the Cantors' Association
of Florida.
Considered among the most
Cantor Zvi Adler
knowledgeable, nationally, in the
field of liturgy, Cantor Adler has
also reaped positive reviews as a
concert artist with an extensive
repertoire of Hebrew and Yiddish
works.
\


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County /Friday, July 26, 1985
Press Digest
(Compiled from Israeli dailies
and the English-language Jewish
Press, by MARTY ERANN.
Director of Communications,
South County Jewish
Federation)
During the past few weeks, we
have noticed, numerous Jewish
publications around the country
carried Rabbi Irving Greenberg's
latest work, entitled "Will There
Be One Jewish People By the
Year 2000?" It consists of four
segments: the first deals with the
"Demographics of Separation";
the second goes into "The
Denominational Politics of
Separation"; the third offers "A
Critique of Separation"; and the
fourth suggests "What Is To Be
Done?"
It would not do justice to Rabbi
Greenberg and his excellent
treatise either to try abridging
segments from it, or to offer
criticisms when the original has
not been offered to the reader.
But we ask for your patience
we feel that come September, this
publication, along with the
Federation in South County and
the community as a whole, will
suggest, through action, an
answer that might have as much
impact as Rabbi Greenberg's ex-
position of the problem .
The hostage crisis of last month
overshadowed and slowed
down what was building up as
an accelerating "peace process"
campaign, starring King Hussein
of Jordan (who would still like an
arms sale concluded in addition to
$250 million in aid from the U.S.)
Undoubtedly, both partners in
the Israel government coalition
agree that an opportunity to talk
with Hussein should not be miss-
ed; the disagreement is on what
role "the Palestinians" should
play. This means, any way one
looks at it, under what formula
will Yasser Arafat (of late, once
more, a buddy of the king) and his
PLO will come into the picture.
There is every reason to believe
that the PLO, even more than Jor-
dan, is more interested in getting
de facto recognition from the U.S.
than in making some compromises
with Israel.
Understandably, however, the
very mention of peace is like
dangling the most tempting bait
in front of the noses for
Americans in general, and for
U.S. officials (and the State
Department more than anyone) in
particular.
The JEWISH WEEK of New
York points out, rightly, that a
"formula" suggesting the
"Palestinians" to be included con-
sist of members of the Palestine
National Council is nothing but a
red herring. The argument that
the PLN is not the same as the
Palestine Liberation Organization
is totally fallacious, and is a feeble
and transparent attempt to get
around Israel's insistence that it
will not talk with the PLO. The
PLN is dominated by Yasser
Arafat's factions within the PLO.
with other PLO factions con-
stituting the rest of the
425-member council.
Can the experts bt- wrong?
Following the hostage crisis, most
analysts either warned of
deterioration or said it already <
curred in relation! between the
U.S. and Israel. They also
reported a loss in public support
here for Israel.
Yet the Washington Jtwish
Week, on July 11, reported that
lM)th State Department officials
and those in the Israeli Embassy
asserted that "strange as it might
sound" relations were even better
than before (the hostage crisis).
One of the possible explanations
offered for this: the polls taken
during the crisis reflected merely
I temporary attitude or reaction,
which then shifts back to the
previous position.
The latest economic measures
instituted in Israel are too com-
plicated to explain here (though
you may have seen some valiant
efforts to do so in the JTA
releases by Gil Sedan or Hugh
Orgel). Even the Israeli dailies, in
the past two weeks or so, have
been devoting some 80 percent of
their space to explaining them to
their Israeli reading public and
vet many Israelis say they cannot
understand them. (which
might explain why the Histadrut
gets such a good response when it
calls for a general strike, while at
the same time the polls show as
many as 52 percent support the
government measures .)
However, a couple of vignettes,
in the modern style of the Chelm
stories, certainly are in order:
First, Israel definitely
discriminates against its Jewish
citizens in many ways and the
latest instance is in the $300
travel "ransom" charge. Any
Israeli Arab who wishes to avoid
paying this charge simply travels
to Jordan, and takes his flight to
Europe or the U.S. from there .
For some reason, travel to Jordan
is not considered by Israeli as go-
ing abroad?!
Second, reports MA'ARIV,
while thousands in Israel were
gritting their teeth and cursing as
electric power supply was more
off than on, and traffic lights were
not operational, elevators were
stuck and meat was spoiling in the
refrigerators while all this was
occurring due to "job action" by
the workers of the Israel Electric
Corporation (government-owned),
dozens of I EC employees (respon-
sible for shift operations) were
sunning themselves at a dominoes
game in a fancy hotel on the beach
in Netanya, as part of what is call-
ed, under the benefit package,
professional in-training. Some 200
such employees were scheduled to
take part in these "in-training
courses" last week in two fancy
hotels (at company expense, of
course), on a program which in-
cludes three hours of lectures per
day .
Suicide Car Bomb Attacks
Kill 12 Lebanese, Wound 2
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Two
Israeli soldiers were slightly
wounded in the first of two suicide
car-bomb attacks in the south
Lebanon security zone last week
which killed 10 Lebanese civilians
and two soldiers of the Israel
backed south Lebanon Army
(SLA). The drivers of both cars
were killed instantly.
The Israeli soldiers were wound-
ed when a Peugot ij04 car, ap-
parently driven by a woman, ex-
ploded at the border check post at
Ras Bayda on the coastal road.
The post is staffed by the SLA.
According to Israel Defense Force
sources, the Israeli soldiers were
there as instructors. Ten minutes
later, a car driven by a man was
stopped by SLA guards on the
road to Hasbiya in the eastern sec-
tor of the security zone. The
driver left the car to have his
papers examined.
Suddenly, he raced back to his
vehicle and triggered an explosion
which killed the soldiers and
civilians:
Names in News
Fascell Urges Reagan To
Support Special Investigation^
Congressman Dante Faacell
(I).. Fla.) has 00 signed a letter to
President Reagan urging his con-
tinued support for the Justice
Department's Office of Special
Investigations.
The OSI was created in 1979 at
the urging of Congress to look in-
to the cases of suspected Nazi war
criminals living in the United
States. Where evidence warrants,
deportation proceedings are
initiated.
Noting that the OSI has come
under attack recently in some
quarters, the letter seeks to reaf-
firm congressional intent that its
work should continue. Currently,
there are 351 investigations in
progress, 29 of which are pending
in court.
"We are confident that you
would agree that those who
perpetrated crimes against the
Jews and other victims of Nazism
should not be afforded the
privilege of residence in our coun-
try," the letter to the President
states.
Fascell is chairman of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee and
former chairman of the Commis-
sion on Security and Cooperation
in Europe, which monitors com-
pliance with the Helsinki Accords.
"The Governments of the
United States and Western
Europe have insisted that the UN
Nairobi conference avoid divisive
political issues more appropriately
addressed in the UN's political
bodies; unfortunately, Arab and
Soviet bloc governments seem in-
tent on injecting into Nairobi the
issue of Palestinian Women, singl-
ing it out for special attention
despite the many truly pro-
blematic situations women face in
many parts of the world," accor-
ding to Richard Maaas, chairman
of the Jacob Blaustein Institute
for the Advancement of Human
Rights.
In anticipation of this possible
manipulation of July's Nairobi
meeting, Maass has announced
the publication of a book-length
study on Palestinian women in the
West Bank and Gaza, written by
Dr. Mala Tabory, a legal scholar
and social scientist.
The study, according to Sidney
Liakofsky, program director of
the Institute, challenges asser-
tions made in the UN
Secretariat's Report on Palesti-
nian Women, the background
document for discussion of this
issue at Nairobi.
"The UN Report," Liskofsky
said, "unfairly criticizes Israel,
and assumes Israel is always to
blame for unsatisfactory condi-
tions, real or imagined."
NAACP president Benjamin
Hooks has paised Rabbi David
Saperatein's address on black-
Jewish relations at the organiza-
tion's convention in Dallas June
27, saying it "added im-
measurably to our community's
understanding of American
Jewry."
In a statement hailing Rabbi
Saperstein's speech, Hooks
declared that the NAACP
delegates returned to their com-
munities "strengthened in their
resolve to reach out to Jews as
friends and to re-forge our
historic alliance of decency."
In his address to the NAACP,
Ral>bi Saperstein, director of
Reform Judaism's Religious Ac-
tion Center in Washington,
declared that almost all major
American Jewish organizations
supported goals and timetables in
affirmative action programs. He
Rep. Dante Fascell
said that failure to recognize this
fact was creating needless tension
between blacks and Jews.
A team of researchers at Tel
Aviv University, including the
first woman ever to head a faculty
at Israel's largest institution of
higher education, have succeeded
in producing an antibody that
would lead to more effective
diagnosis and treatment of breast
cancer.
The team consists of Prof. Iafa
Keydar, who earlier this year was
named dean of the University's
George S. Wise Faculty of Life
Sciences; Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld,
professor of medicine at the
Sackler Faculty of Medicine; and
Dr. Amnon Hizi, of the depart-
ment of histology and cell biology
at Sackler.
Expanding on earlier research
with patients suffering. .fjqm.
tuberculosis, the team succeeded
in using cells from a ,
breast cancer to prod**,
called a hyhridoma.
Hybridomas were d
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Friday .-July 26, 1985/The, Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
DAVID FRIEDMAN
[SHINGTON (JTA)
(tureen Reagan of the
_ States delegation to
nrld conference ending
fnited Nations Decade
/omen, pledges that
[delegation will do
|thing possible to pre-
joption of anti-Zionist
litions at the con-
which opened in
Li. Kenya, Monday,
lIi resolutions are adopted,
said it will be up to her
President Reagan, to
what action the U.S.
ion takes. But she in-
, that the delegation would
ctant to walk out as some
groups and members of
ss have been urging.
EXPLAINED that at
H<>ry meetings for the con-
" radical delegations"
| to find what the "bottom
fur the U.S. that would
to leave so that these
lions could try to have such
Ions adopted. "We are not
to leave." she said. "We
portant business to carry
an said that unlike the
w.unen's conferences in
City in 1975 which con-
Ithe "Zionism is racism"
Ion, and in Copenhagen in
Hiich accepted a "radical"
ion of the Palestinians, the
k! Nairobi document con-
I catch-all proposed by the
|bloc which includes anti-
i among other "obstacles"
development of women.
iragraph, which calls the
the main obstacle, adds:
najor obstacles to the im-
ition of goals and objec-
by the United Nations in
) include imperialism, col-
I, neo-colonialism, expan-
apartheid, racism,
i. exploitation, policies of
rid all forms of occupation,
^tion and hegemony, and
:>wing gap between the
? economic development of
tped and developing
es.
WILL work to get it out,
argue against it, we will
[ainst it," Reagan said.
'I>i whatever it is we can
Dnot guarantee you it will
come up. I cannot
I "ii it will not pass. I
[you that we will do our
)rt to see that its does
h said that when the U.S.
fi-r countries were unable
r the Mexico City and
Igen declarations it meant
tremendous number of
in the world" were not
those documents even
|"we had sweat blood" to
t issues important to
ft'ere in them.
^id to prevent this from
g in Nairobi the U.S. is
: that the resolution deal-
the "forward looking
for women" be adopted
ttnsensus vote and that
issues be dealt with in
parate manner.
has to be a place for
views to be heard,"
Isaid. "There has to be a
F political debates to take
put there also has to be a
looking strategy for the
lyears which deals with the
st agreement of women
over the world with the
pe have in common and we
wig for and that doesn't
any group of nations or
fcle nation simply because
"P has more votes."
AT THE SAME time. Reagan
said that unlike Mexico City and
Copenhagen, she sought in the
political debate to "exorcise those
extreme views and come up with
something positive in the middle."
She refused to take any position
on a long section in the proposed
document dealing with Palesti-
nian women which criticizes
Israeli policy. She said it was
something to be discussed at
Nairobi.
Asked about proposals to cut off
U.S. funds if the conference
becomes politicized, Reagan said
this is impossible since the money
the U.S. appropriated for the con-
ference has already been spent.
The delegation headed by
Reagan is the official U.S. delega-
tion to the conference which will
be run like all UN meetings with
each country having one vote. She
said that because it is an offcial
delegation, all policy decisions are
made by the Reagan Administra-
tion similar to U.S. participation
in other. UN bodies.
AT THE SAME time, last
Wednesday, members of Non-
Covernmental Organizations
(NGOs), which include many
Jewish organizations, met in
Nairobi and discussed at some
1,000 open informal workshops on
issues affecting women.
The 10-day NGO meeting
overlaps the official 12-day UN
conference which began July 15
and ends July 26 at the Kenyatta
International Conference Center.
Although NGO conference
delegates cannot vote at the UN
conference, they obviously hope to
influence some of the issues.
Reagan said her delegation will
probably have daily meetings with
the American NGO delegates.
Peres Says Israel Wants
To Better Soviet Ties
JERUSALEM (JTA) Premier Shimon Peres said
Monday that "Israel is seriously interested in reopening
diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union" and indicated
that the new Soviet leadership under Mikhail Gorbachev
could open the way for "a dialogue on all subjects with the
Russians."
PERES MADE his remarks to Edgar Bronfman,
president of the World Jewish Congress, during a meeting
here with members of the WJC Executive. "The Russians
were never our enemies," he said. Moscow broke
diplomatic relations with Israel during the 1967 Six-Day
War.
"With Gorbachev coming to power, there could be a
new opportunity we shouldn't overlook. We should attempt
to reach a dialogue on all subjects with the Russians,"
Peres said.
He praised the "most important job" the WJC is at-
tempting on behalf of Soviet Jewry and for Jewish life
behind the Iron Curtain.
BRONFMAN SUGGESTED that "The Prime
Minister's words are certain to have a salutory effect in
moderating East-West tensions. Such a reduction in ten-
sion and renewed dialogue between the superpowers would
be good for both East as well as Israel and the Jews," he
added.
Peres announced after the meeting an agreement to set
up a monthly satellite television hood-up to provide live ex-
changes between himself and diaspora Jewish leaders at
Bronfman's office in New York.
I.L. "Si" Kenen, founder of the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), plants a tree at the dedication of a Jewish
National Fund forest established in his honor in American In-
dependence Park, near Jerusalem. Watching him at the
ceremony, which also marked his 80th birthday, are some of his
many Israeli and American friends who contributed to the
10,000-tree project. Speaking emotionally about the historically-
important work of the JNF, he recalled what the land of Israel
was like when he visited there in 19U6. "It really looked like the
Sahara," Kenen said, "and so I came to fully understand why we
need the Jewish National Fund."
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 26, 1985
S. Africa Worried
Editorial
By MARTY ERANN
Director of Communications,
South County
Jewish Federation
Several months ago, inspired by reports that an incredi-
ble feat was being performed to save Jews from Ethiopia,
this community responded in an almost incredible unison to
a call by its leaders (and by this newspaper) and opened
their hearts and checkbooks.
The danger which confronts Jews in another area in
the Soviet Union is in some ways even more serious.
True, only a relative few are in imminent danger of being
beaten or tortured to death, although even that is happen-
ing; but the danger of a slower extinction, and the absence
of a "quick and easy" remedy to be found through raising
money, make this problem the toughest Jews are facing
today.
It is difficult to fathom why there is not a much greater
hue and cry among our people for they have already
demonstrated that they are caring people. In any case, here
is an opportunity. We are providing our readers with more
than 100 names of refuseniks, and asking you to act. Your
Jewish commitment is on the line, just as is the fate of
Soviet Jews. Will you respond?
EDITORIAL N.Y. Times July 14, 1985
Even as its air force again claimed an eye for an eye in
Lebanon last week, Israel's judicial arm declared private
vengeance by Jews against Arabs to be terrorism and
murder. At considerable political cost, this hard-pressed
democracy will jail some of its most dedicated pioneers and
decorated soldiers to proclaim the sanctity of life and law.
Such an assertoin of legal limits even in the midst of a
terror war deserves wide admiration. But for the right
reason: Israel's concern for justice for the Arabs under its
administration is no mere magnanimity. It is a vital act of
self-definition, an effort to add moral armor to Israel's
military strength.
Afer a trial of 13 months, an Israeli court convicted three
Jewish settlers of murder and 12 others of crimes ranging
from manslaughter to belonging to a terrorist organiza-
tion. The defendants were not from some militant fringe.
They included revered army officers and West Bank
pioneers who justified their plots against Arab students,
politicians and a Moslem holy shrine as self-defense.
Many Israelis think of them not as terrorists but as an
underground, necessary to avenge or deter Arab assaults
on Jewish settlers. And now that the trial is ended, the
clamor for clemency will become a potent political issue,
dividing an already tense coalition cabinet. The Govern-
ment will be asked now it dares to jail its sons so soon after
releasing 1.150 convicted Palestinian terrorists in ex-
change for three Israeli prisoners.
Even a light punishment, however, would not obliterate
the symbolic value of last week's verdict. All too often
Israelis complain that they are judged by a double stan-
dard, held to higher norms than are their enemies. To their
everlasting credit, that is also how they judge themselves.
(Copyright (c) 1985 by the N.Y. Times Co., reprinted by
permission.)
World News Briefs
BONN (VYNS) The town of
Pforzheim in south Germany and
the government of the federal
state of Baden-Wuertemberg
have made available some $30,000
for the restoration of an old local
Jewish cemetery which had been
erected in 184f>. The authorities
here hope to finish the restoration
work before next month, when a
group of former Pforzheim Jews
is expected to visit the town at the
invitation of the local
government.
NEW YORK (WNS) Julius
Herman, American Jewish leader
and immediate past chairman of
the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Organiza-
tions, has joined the Board of
Directors of the Jewish National
Fund. Berman is a trustee of the
Federation of Jewish Philan
thropies of New York, a member
of the executive committee of tin-
Synagogue Council of America,
and honorary president of the
Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations.
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Volume 7
U.S. Opposition Puzzles Then
8 AB 5745
Number 25
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON The
South African Jewish community
is becoming increasingly concern-
ed about the strong vocal opposi-
tion to the South African govern-
ment by American Jewish groups,
which it fears could endanger that
community, a leader of South
African Jewry warned here.
"We appeal to them (American
Jewish organizations) to exercise
restraint and to realize that their
actions and expressions must in
no way jeopardize the integrity or
safety of our community," Dr.
Israel Abramowitz, former chair-
man of the South African Jewish
Board of Deputies, said in an ad-
dress to the B'nai B'rith public af-
fairs forum Friday. "Our local
community interests must be
taken into account."
ABRAMOWITZ, president of
B'nai B'rith in South Africa,
stressed he neither supported nor
spoke for the South African
government. But he said he was
reflecting the views of the South
African Jewish community.
He charged that South African
Jewi believed there was an
"obsessional preoccupation" with
South Africa in the U.S. and much
of the anti-South African
manifestations here were made
for purely American political
reasons
While no one denied the
"inalienable right" of American
Jewish organizations to speak out
on any issues, Abramowitz said.
South African Jews questioned
"why are they literally falling and
stumbling over themselves in
their zeal and enthusiasm to get
on the bandwagon of condemna-
tion and protestation."
HE ALSO questioned why
American Jewish organizations
believed it was speaking for world
Jewry and why Jewish groups felt
that they had to lobby Congress
on this issue. He implied that
many of the groups
demonstrating against South
Africa wanted a violent change
rather than the peaceful change
supfiorted by the South African
Jewish community.
While Abramowitz had no
prescribed course for American
Jewish groups to follow, he
strongly urged them to maintain
contact and consultations with
South African Jewish organiza-
tions, which, he stressed, valued
their ties to world Jewry. He said
he was very pleased that K nai
B'rith president Gerald Kraft
would be visiting South Africa
this week.
As for the position of South
African Jewry, "we are obliged to
maintain a cautious stance,"
Abramowitz said. He said there
was always the danger of an anti-
Semitic backlash.
AT THE same time, he pointed
out many individual Jews have
been in the forefront of the human
rights struggle in South Africa.
The South African Jewish Board
of Deputies has also increasingly
spoken out on these issues, most
recently adopting a resolution op-
posing apartheid.
The resolution was adopted not
"in search of any accolades, nor to
please certain quarters of the
community, nor to meet the re-
quirement and pressures of
overseas and international Jewish
bodies," Abramowitz said. "We
have done so because we believe it
is the correct thing for a Jewish
community to do in line with
Jewish ethical and moral
principles."
Abramowitz added that the
resolution will also help meet the
charge that "Zionism is racism."
He said that the black community
in South Africa has been influene
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ed by Arab propaganda and fre-
quently criticizes the Jewish com-
munity for its strong ties to Israel.
Abramowitz said that while
there is a "tremendous amount of
concern and anxiety" in the
Jewish community about the
future, most are optimistic that
change will come peacefully. He
complained that he has seen little
from the critics in the U.S. about
the reforms being made by the
South African government.
However, Abramowitz stressed
that the Jewish community's
future is tied to that of the white
community in South Africa and
what is happening in Zimbabwe
leaves it uneasy. There, a Jewish
community of 7,500 has shrunk to
a few hundred, he said.
The 119.220 Jews in South
Africa make up 2.6 percent of the
white population and .04 percent
of the overall population,
Abramowitz said. He said the
Jewish community is a "declining
community" and the population
would have decreased sinttj
because of emigration to I
the I'.s Canada, Brita]
Australia, if it were not farsT
flux of Jews from ZimbabtjJ
Israel.
THERK ARE an e
16,000 Israelis in South
the end of the century the
population is expected to
64,000 Abramowitz said.
At the conclusion
Abramowitz's talk, '
Eizenbertf. director of the
B'rith International Coiad,!
peared to be responds!
Abramowitz's charge
American Jewish o:
may be "naive," when he
that Americana haw
spoken out for what they
were moral issues.
He noted the Soviet Jewry
was primarily a moral issue
is one of many that
Jews have supported ot
ground and not mainly
political reasons,
Ethiopian Jews In Israel Protest]
Against Having To Undergo
Formal Conversion Ceremony
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Ethiopian Jews in absorption
centers all over the country pro-
tested angrily Sunday against the
insistence by the Chief Rabbinate
that they undergo a formal con-
version ceremony immersion
but not symbolic circumcision.
The protestors declared this de-
mand constituted a grave insult
and questioned their authenticity
as Jews. They noted they endured
severe hardship and suffering to
get out of Ethiopia and find their
way to Israel. They are being
singled out as no other Jewish
emigre group and it is demeaning
to have their Judaism doubted,
they said.
MANY OF the immigrants
refused to attend their Hebrew
classes Sunday and others refused
to report for work. Activists said
the protests would continue for
three days. The Rabbinate claims
ir is only marginal, artificially fan-
ned by "certain" activists.
It is not clear how widespread
the protest is among the Ethio-
pian Jews, most of whom arrived
here through "Operation Moses"
between November. 1984 and
January, 1985 when the airlift
from Sudan was suspended
because of premature disclosure.
Last week, Sephardic Chief
Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu declared
that he and his colleague,
Ashkenazic I met Kabbi Affl
Shapiro, do indeed consj
Ethiopians to l* Jews. In 1
said, the Rabbinate formal
mitted the d.-aeration of W
bath by Israel...fficials
Operation Moses.
Eliahu claimed that the k
conversion requirement
tended to correct any
violations that may have i
the newcomer.- ortneir'
the past with respect to mm
divorce, conversion and
sonal matters.
In practice, the Chiefl
will not permit the perto
marriages involving an w
spouse who has not uw
formal reconversion.
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Friday, Jfuly &; l^S/^e'^v^^KFloiYdiari of South County Page'5
tesp^e Rosy Predictions About
UB.-Israel Ties, Tough Tests
"ace Both Parties' Allegiances
)SEPH FINKELSTONE
m Chronicle Syndicate
one said how close
Relationship between
id the United States
Jewish leaders in
l^ork, Washington and
vest Coast, pundits in
iress, officials at the
I Department, the Pen-
I and the White House.
almost a marriage,
Merely of convenience,
mutual warmth and
lation.
linly, never since the
lment of Israel has the
State found such
inding, such deep elo-
iendship, from the Presi-
n taet. At the impressive,
built Israeli Embassy on
skirts of Washington, Am-
)r Meir Rosenne and his
expressed joy at the vir-
liance between Israel and
kgan Administration, back-
pongress to an unparalleled
despite this, two Senators
imed Israel not to become
fcuphoric about the relation-
Id to recognize that some
not tally precisely with
essions of eternal friend-
nanating from the White
I Subsequent events appear
[ve borne out their
Ions.
[iMATIC though the
kse war was, with its
pr aftermath of the hijack-
! TWA aircraft and the
in hostages, it has left no
lent scar in Israel's rela-
[ith the American people.
ookbinder, the American
i nmmittee's represen-
hington, argues per-
that the criticism of
es voiced by Rabbi
Hertzberg, of the
in Jewish Congress, have
ting impact.
r is a pugnacious
and I like him his
if Israel emanates from
Secretary Shultz
love but he does it a bit too
much," says Bookbinder. While
occasional criticism had also come
from such figures as Philip Klutz-
nick, former world president of
the WJC, and his successor,
Edgar Bronfman, these, too, had
not swayed American Jews.
Americans in general, and
American Jews in particular,
were less critical of Israel's incur-
sion into Lebanon than were
Europeans, though this might not
have been obvious from the
American press.
NOW, HOWEVER, such
leading papers as the New York
Times, the Washington Post and
the Los Angeles Times have
begun to reflect the general disen-
chantment with most of the Arab
world and the increasing admira-
tion felt for a stable, democratic
Israel. While still, and traditional-
ly, critical of Israeli policies, the
New York Times has referred to
Israel as an "ally."
There is a strange reluctance in
Government circles to discuss the
differences with Israel which per-
sist the status of Jerusalem, the
building of new settlements on the
West Bank. Ironically, it is
Israel's economic plight that pro-
vokes the greatest expressions of
concern and criticism.
Though the Israelis find this
highly irritating, and there are
brave words from Jerusalem that
Israel will not succumb to political
or economic pressure from
Washington, the truth is that
America's concern arises from a
genuine fear for Israel's survival
as a democratic state, able to aid
the free world.
From Secretary of State George
Shultz to his most junior official
there comes the same message:
"Israel is in grave danger of immi-
nent collapse as a viable power if
she does not rectify her
catastrophic economic position."
ONE LEADING official told
me: "Shultz is an economist, and
he takes a personal interest in
Israel's economic plight: nothing
appears to concern him more at
the moment. Every day, when he
arrives in the office, he asks for an
updating of the situation in
Jerusalem. He is not altogether
happy with what he hears. He
feels that the Israelis could do
more to become solvent. He really
worries about them."
Shultz has surprised the pundits
by becoming one of Israel's closest
friends, despite his former close
connection with major Arab
business interests. One Pentagon
official explained: "We fear that if
Israel fails to win the battle
against raging inflation, she will
have to make cuts in her ar-
maments. This in turn would af-
fect her fighting capabilities and
thus weaken us as well."
Before visiting the State
Department for talks with top of-
Joseph Sisco
ficials, I met two of the depart-
ment's most senior, and most
shrewd, former figures: Joseph
Sisco, who was Undersecretary of
State, and William Quandt, now
with the prestigious Booker In-
stitute, whose reports once great-
ly influenced President Carter.
Both spoke of the changes that
had taken place in the depart-
ment's perception of Israel's role
in the Middle East.
SISCO, in particular, was
delighted that the State Depart
ment was no longer the home of
Arabists eager to please the
Arabs.
Neither man, however,
prepared me for the profound
change in State Department at-
titudes that had occurred since my
last visit. Listening to one influen-
tial official, I had to remind myself
that he was not a spokesman for
the Israeli Embassy Israel was
"the only real democracy in the
Middle East," the only "reliable
and stable ally." The same views
were repeated so often and by so
many different officials that it
became abundantly clear that a
dramatic, almost revolutionary,
perception of Israei had crystalliz-
ed in the State Department.
There were other signs of the
relationship's intimacy. One of-
ficial spoke frankly though,
alas, not for publication of the
precise role the United States had
played in rescuing Ethiopian
Jews. Another described how
closely America was monitoring
the harassment of Jewish
refuseniks in the Soviet Union and
the attempts to alleviate their
plight.
Everywhere, I persisted in pro-
bing the reasons why America
!
Ambassador Rosenne
should have become increasingly
appreciative of the Israelis while
the rest of the world, including
European democracies, continued
to display coolness, if not
callousness.
INVARIABLY, the answer was
the same: the Jewish State had
proven its democratic spirit and
reliability, while the Arabs, even
the most moderate and well-
meaning among them, had caused
considerable disappointment.
Saudi Arabia had not backed the
peace process sufficiently; Egypt
had not fulfilled its promise to
return her Ambassador to Tel
Aviv; Syria had persistently
torpedoed any peace move and
was collaborating with the Rus-
sians; Lebanon was indulging in
barbarous and unpredictable
behavior; and even that favorite
of the Western world, especially
the British, King Hussein of Jor-
dan, had not (up to then) emerged
with a definitive peace initiative
encompassing the Palestinians, in-
cluding the PLO leader, Yasir
Arafat.
In Congress and in the Ad-
ministration, the readiness to aid
Israel in every conceivable man-
ner is manifest. Even at a time
when Reagan and Congress are
competing in attempts to cut
government expenditure, a multi-
billion dollar aid bill for Israel was
passed with barely an opposing
voice. More significantly, and of
greater benefit, the Administra-
tion made every possible conces-
sion to provide Israel with the uni-
que advantages of a free-trade
area.
OBSERVERS animated either
by anti-Israeli (or anti-Jewish)
Continued on Page 7
ievision A Handmaiden of Terrorism?
Nabi Berri Milked the Hijack Drama in Beirut for All It Was Worth
[CHAIM BERMANT
' 'hronicle Syndicate
iietimes feel that it
t be a bad thing if
e hijacked a televi-
Icrew, dropped the
jack pack of them
a black hole
M'tre, and forgot
hem.
been the apology of jour-
fcnd journalists throughout
N that they only mirror
phis is not completely true
[us humble vendors in the
ide, but it is largely un-
I the electronics boys, for
cameras begin to whirr,
vittingly or unwittingly
(often suspect, wittingly)
the events they set out to
fmber arriving with a film
years ago at a Glasgow
which had been caught
* sort of sit-in or strike,
re a few pickets by the
**. but otherwise the
s empty.
ON as the first tripod
was set up, however, the scene
changed. People appeared from
nowhere; the streets filled and
purposeful-looking young men
bobbed up in front of the cameras
to offer instant opinions on the ini-
quities of capitalism. We were
not, in fact, a news-crew, but had
we wanted a news story, we would
have brought one into being by
our very presence.
I suspect that the football
violence on the scale we have
witnessed in recent years is large-
ly a product of the television age,
and there would be fewer urchins
around to throw stones at troops
and police in the streets of Belfast
if there were no cameras around.
Britain has more video
recorders per head of population
than any other country in Europe
(which tells us something about
the state of Britain), and the
hooligan can not only attain a
passing sense of achievement by
seeing himself in action on a news
program, but can replay it on the
video for eternity. Violence can
make a man in his own eyes, at
least a celebrity: I am on
screen, therefore I am.
WHEN IT comes to interna-
tional hijacking, the scale is dif-
ferent, and the risks are greater,
but the principle is the same. A
successful hijack, or even a semi-
successful one. assures one prime
television time beamed out by
satellite over five continents.
CBS, NBC. ABC. BBC. ITN and
the rest may protest that they
were only reporting an event of
immediate public interest, but one
can be absolutely certain that the
hijacking of TWA flight 847 would
not have taken place if they had
not been around to report it.
As it was, from the time the air-
craft was seized, the world was
treated to a daily airing of real or
imagined Arab grievances; and
from June 16 one could hardly
switch on the television news
without receiving a party political
broadcast on behalf of Nabi Berri
and the ShiS Amal.
Berri may not have actually in-
stigated the hijacking (he is, after
all Lebanon's Minister of Justice),
but he was clearly in collusion
ith those who had and,
w
Continued on Page 7-


Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, July 26, 1986
Get Involved!
Jewish Lives At Stake
Continued from Page 1A
visory Council (NJCRAC) has issued a list of
refuseniks who have been denied exit permits for
the past 10 years or more, complete with their ad-
dresses; it has also outlined guidelines for writing
letters to them as a key means of supporting their
morale. As a public service. The Jewish Floridian
of South County is reproducing the entire list and
the guidelines, below.
In addition, the Federation's Community Rela-
tions Council has called on every organization and
individual in the community to mobilize efforts on
behalf of the three most recently arrested, by sending
telegrams to the Soviet authorities asking for their
release and permission to join their families in
Israel.
The three arrested in June are: LEONID
VOLVOVSKY of Gorky; YEVGENY KOIFMAN
of Dnepropetrovsk; and RONALD ZELICHONOK
of Leningrad.
Cables should be addressed to:
Procurator General, USSR
Aleksander Rekinkov
Ulitzsa Pushkinskaya 16-A
Moscow 103009
RSFSR, USSR
and:
Minister of the Interior, USSR
Vitaly Federchuk
Ulitzsa Ogareva 6
Moscow 103009
RSFSR, USSR
Cables should read something like these ex-
amples: "PLease drop all charges against Leonid
Vovosky and let him leave for Israel" or:
"Teaching Hebrew, the language of the Jewish
People and of the State of Israel, is not a crime.
Please release Yevgeny Koifman."
ROSH HASH AN A GREETINGS
With the High Holy Days approaching, in mid-
September, it is now time to start sending holiday
greetings to the refuseniks. Ideally, concerned per-
sons would start a letter-writing campaign that
would be ongoing but at the very least everyone
should make a serious effort to send Rosh Hashana
greetings to the refuseniks.
Your Rosh Hashana greeting may be in English,
Hebrew or Russian but remember that many
refuseniks have not yet learned any Hebrew (and
may know little or no English). A sample Russian
greeting (boxed) with its English translation is
reproduced below. You might also wish to send the
refuseniks a copy of the calendar of Jewy,
holidays reproduced below.
iiorotiBy
f
GUIDELINES
FOR WRITING
SOVIET JEWS
1. Write regularly Writing to
Soviet Jews is meant to be an
ongoing, morale-boosting under-
taking, as well as a means of sen-
sitizing Soviet authorities to the
concern we have for an in-
dividual's treatment. Don't be
discouraged by the lack of response
or infrequent response from a
Soviet Jew; they want your mail,
and there may be good reasons for
sporadic replies or no reply.
2. Letters should be personal,
warm and sympathetic, providing
solidarity and kinship. Indicate
that the family has come to the at-
tention of the writer who would
like to correspond with them
regularly. You may wish to
discuss topics of mutual interest
i.e., family, birthday greetings,
etc. In general, letters should not
be "anti-Soviet," and political
polemics should be avoided. Let-
ters should not mention names of
special organizations working for
Soviet Jewry.
3. Initially, avoid using overt
Jewish symbols in cards, such as
the Star of David, or overt men-
tion of Israel in letters. This will
increase chances that your letter
will be delivered. The response you
receive unit set the tone for further
correspondence. Some Jews will
write openly about their condition
while others prefer to deal in
generalities.
4. The writer should inquire
about health, birthdays, anniver-
saries, etc. Send cards to
celebrate these events with the
Soviet family. Cards should also
be exchanged for the Jewish
holidays, i.e., Rosh Hashanah
"Shana Tova" greeting cards.
Snapshots of family gatherings
and home observances, such as
lighting Chanukah candles, etc.,
should also be exchanged with
Soviet Jews.
5. Letters may be written in
English, Russian, Yiddish or
Hebrew. Many people read and
write at least one or two of these
languages. In your first letters,
ask which languages would be
most convenient in future
correspondence.
6. Postage can be varied, i.e.,
letters, postcards, registered
mail, etc. You never know what
gets through. Most letters,
however, should be sent
registered, air mail, return-receipt
requested. If you have not receiv-
ed a signed receipt after two mon-
ths, contact your post office to file
an official complaint. To better
keep track of undelivered mail,
letters should be numbered and
records kept. You might want to
xerox copies of letters important
to you, and sent twice.
7. Remember, feedback is im-
portant; writers should keep the
mail they receive and inform the
CRC as to the progress of the cor-
respondence. (In coordinating
community involvement across
the nation, NJCRAC is in cons-
tant contact with the National
Conference on Soviet Jewry and
other sources of information in
the United States and elsewhere.)
8. Copies of letters of more than
routine interest, i.e., news about
visa refusal, ah illness, harass-
ment, etc., should be forwarded to
Geri Gellert, CRC Director, 336
Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton,
FL 33431.
9. If, in the course of exchang-
ing letters, requests are received
for material or financial
assistance, please check before
answering to help evaluate the
situation at the time. If you would
like to telephone your Russian
"penpal," call for suggestions and
procedures Mrs. Gellert will
refer you to the appropriate peo-
ple at NJCRAC
10. Be sure to answer all letters
received from Jews promptly. Con-
tinue to write even if no response
is forthcoming since your first let-
ter might not be delivered.
11. At some point, you might
consider traveling to the Soviet
Union to visit the Refusenik that
you correspond with. Many have
done so. In thinking about such
travel, please consult with Mrs.
Gellert before making definite
plans.
12. Although mail is usually
delivered when addressed the
American way. the standard Rus-
sian way to address a letter to the
Soviet Union is:
USSR
NAME OF REPUBLIC
NAME OF CITY
(Zip Code)
STREET ADDRESS
NAME OF PERSON -
LAST NAME. FIRST
18. POSTAGE RATES:
Postage rates for mail going to
the Soviet Union are as follows:
Postcard $ .33
Airgram .36
Airmail Letter .44
Registered Mail 3.60
Return Receipt .70
(registered mail only)
14. Should the family seek and
be granted permission to leave,
contact should be maintained
when the members arrive in
Israel. Moral support, even
through the mail, can ease the
transition for new UUm.
LONG-TERM REFUSENIK
WAITING FOR EXIT VISAS
MORE THAN 10 YEARS
First Application: 1970
NASHPITZ. Mark
(Dentist (former POC)
Born 1948; Married plus 1)
Osipenko St. 17. Strunino
Vladimirskaya obi. 601601
RSFSR. USSR
PRESTIN, Vladimir
(Electronics Engineer
Bom 1934; Married plus 1)
Uralskaya 6-4-11
B207
Moscow 107207
RSFSR, USSR
SLEPAK, Vladimir
(Radio Engineer (former POC)
Bom 1927; Married)
ul. Gorgoko 15-77
Moscow
RSFSR. USSR
SMELIANSKY. Emmanuel
(Engineer
Bom 1932; Married plus 1)
TaahkenUkaya 17-2-42
Moscow 109444
RSFSR. USSR
ZITSERMAN. Boris
(Worker
Bom 1947)
Engelsa 18-21
Riga
Latvian SSR. USSR
First Application: 1971
ABRAMOVICH. Pavel
(Electronics Engineer
Bom 1939; Married plus 1)
Baikalskaya 30-2-87
Moscow 107207
RSFSR. USSR
BEGUN. Iosif. POC
(Engineer and Hebrew Teacher
Bom 1932; Married)
Uch.UE-148/ST4
Chistopol
Tatarskava 422860
ASSR. USSR
FAIERMARK, Viktor
(Physical Chemist
Bom 1941)
Sredne KaliUnkovskaya 24-30
Moscow 109029
RSFSR. USSR
FRIDMAN. Kim
(Radio Technician
Bom 1934)
Kosmicheakaya 12-12
Kiev 140
Ukrainian SSR. USSR
GENDIN. Lev
(Electronics Engineer
Bom 1941)
Malysheva 19-19
Moscow 109263
RSFSR. USSR
GOLDBERG. Stella
(Pianist
Bom 1931; Married plus 1)
2-aya Pugachovskaya 8-5-72
Moscow
RSFSR. USSR
GOLDSHTEIN. Grigory
(Physicist (former POC)
Bom 1981; Family of 2)
OcUabraakaya 2-oi Mikroraion 2-63
Tbilisi 380080
Georgian SSR. USSR
GOLDSHTEIN. Iaai
(Physicist ^^^^fci
Bom 1938; Married plus 1)
C HoBbiM ronoivi!
ot enpeeB CIIIA
eepeuM CCCP
MM BtC IK 3a6bUIH
M HE 3AEWM!
L'Shana Tova Tikatevu!
Happy New Year!
From the Jews of the U.S.A.
To the Jews of the USSR
We have not forgotten you.
And we will not forget you!

a*, t
tot.
Am. -IS
Out fern

OcUabraskay* 2-oi Mikroraion 2-124
Tbilisi 380080
Georgian SSR. USSR
KOSHAROVSKY. Yuli
(Radio Engineer
Bom 1941; Married plus 2(
Gerasima Kurina 4-3-52
Moscow 121108
RSFSR. USSR
LERNER. Aleksmndr
(CybemeUcist
Bom 1913; plus 1)
Dimitry Ulyanova 4-2-322
Moscow 117333
RSFSR, USSR
MAKSIMENKO. Viktor
(Bom 1952; Married)
11-aya Parkovaya 42-2-56
Moscow 105215
RSFSR. USSR
N0V1K0V. Mark
(Electrical Engineer
Bom 1919; Married plus 3)
3-aya Pnadilnaya 514
Moscow 105483
RSFSR. USSR
NOVIKOVA. Isabella
(Electrical Engineer
Bom 1943; Divorced plus 1)
Freierskaia 32-2 77
Moscow 111396
RSFSR. USSR
NUDEL. Ida
(Economist (former POC)
Bom 1931)
ul Sovietskaya 69-2
Bendery 278100
Moldavian SSR. USSR
First Application: 1972
BOGOMOLNY. Benjamin
(Mathematician
Bom 1946; Married)
Sherbahovskaya 16-18-134
Moscow 105318
RSFSR. USSR
BRAILOVSKY. Viktor
(Computer Scientist (former POC)
Bom 1935; Married plus 2)
Vernadsky Prospekt 99-1-128
Moscow 117526
RSFSR, USSR
ELISTRATOV. Viktor
(Electronics Engineer
Bom 1939; Married)
Cherkuovskaya 1-2-50
Moscow 107061
R8FSRTUSSR
FINKELSTEIN. Salomon -
(Technraan/Mechanic
Bom 1949; Married plus 1)
Pervomaiskaya 2a-16
Chernovtsy
Ukrainian SSR. USSR
FRADKIN. Daniel
(Mathematics Teacher
Bom 1939; Married plus 2)
Shosse Revoiyutaii 45-140
Leningrad K 248
RSFSR, USSR
GABERMAN. Edits
(Housewife
Bom 1909; Widow plus 3)
Pervomaiskaya Naberezhnaya 3-56
Mukachevo
Ukrainian SSR. USSR
GOIKHMAN. Yakov
(Building Technician
Bom 1946; Married plus 1)
Kolarova6-3
Chernovtsy
Ukrainian SSR. USSR
, GRAUER, Mark
(Electrics* Engineer
Bom 1947; Married plus 1)
Perevaslavskaya 6-16
Chernovtsy
Ukrainian SSR. USSR
INDITSKY. Solomon
(Pensioner
Bom 1912; Married plus 1)
5-aya Parkovaya 54-3-31
Moscow
RSFSR, USSR
KATS. Tsilia
(Economist
Bom 1954; Married plus 1)
Zehnskovo 32-1-37
Kishinev
Moldavian SSR. USSR 277038
KERZHNER. Evgeniys
(Bom 1951; Divorced plus 1)
Geroev Panfilovtoev 12-1-180
Moscow
RSFSR. USSR
LEKHTMAN. Sol-mon
(Electrician
Bom 1944; Married plus 1)
Bulvar Lenina 12-16
Beltsy
Moldavian SSR. IS-K
LEMBERG. Grigorj
(Automobile Mech
Bom 1945)
Merkela 9-4
Riga
Latvian SSK. USSR
LIVSHITS, Veniamin
(Pensioner
Bom 1908; Married plus II
LeikJos7-3
Vilnius 232000
Latvian SSR. USSR
LVOVSKY. Mark
(Chemical Engineer
Bom 1939; Married plus 2)
Kondratuka 12 11
Moscow 129151
RSFSR, USSR
OSNIS. Marat
Born 1947; Married plui 2)
Ordshonikidze 11 5
Chernovtsy
Ukrainian SSR, USSR
OV8ISHCHER. Lev
(Economist (former colons;
Bom 1919; Marnsd)
ul. Khersonskays 29-39
Moscow 117246
RSFSR. USSR
RAIZ, Vladimir
(Molecular Biologist
Born 1941; Marned plus 2)
Charno 18-4
Lithuanian SSR. USSR
|UM M eMM m iwl *">


U.S.-Israel Tie Is Facing Tests
Continued from Page 5
jr by unshakable ignorance
ute Israel's unequalled stan-
the American Administra-
Congress and in the White
, to the mysterious "all-
irful" American Israel Public
[ions Committee (AIPAC).
I society where pressure
,s are an intrinsic part of
|cal life, AIPAC of course
i a vital role in winning sup-
for Israel; but to claim, as
I European commentators do,
it virtually controls the White
and Congress through its
lion of funds is as insulting
American people as it is
lious.
Lgan and his team warmly
[ire the courage and
ircefulness of the Israelis, a
supported by the vast majori-
| the American people. They
a continue to do so even if
[C did not exist, although un-
btedly this admirable
pization, does play a highly
l! role in marshalling support
I levels.
ITHER evidence of the uni-
[ close relationship between
two countries is readily
We in the Pentagon. A
er of visits to this enormous
lex, with its 30,000
lyees, revealed that the rela-
pi| between the U.S. and
had become a military as
a political alliance. One
colonel told me that he
to Israel every week
use our forces and those of
are so closely intertwined
Iwe must keep in constant
suggestions that Defense
ary Caspar Weinberger is
irael were strenuously re-
I by one of the department's
officials, Dqv Zakheim,.
Itant Undersecretary of
)se. Dr. Zakheim, who
at the London School of
pmics and at St. Antony's
Oxford, is married to a
Marshall Bregner
London girl and is a strictly Or-
thodox Jew.
Fears that President Reagan's
visit to the German war cemetery
at Bitburg, with its SS graves,
would permanently damage his
relations with the American
Jewish community and with Israel
have also proved erroneous. Prof.
Marshall Breger, the President's
adviser on Jewish affairs, said
that the controversy was being
allowed to subside and that
Reagan remained one of the
warmest friends Israel had ever
had.
The feeling persists, however,
that the present warmth between
the two countries is due largely to
the emergency of the moderate
Shimon Peres as Prime Minister.
Should Yitzhak Shamir take over
the premiership in accordance
with the coalition agreement,
"there may be problems," one
State Department official
remarked.
SENATORS Arlen Specter and
Howard Metzenbaum, moreover,
believe that it is "highly
dangerous" to speak of a perma-
nent, undisturbed American-
|Trudeau Gov't Rejected Move
.gainst Nazis Living in Canada
By BEN KAYFETZ
)RONTO (JTA) -
i Liberal-led government
former Prime Minister
N Elliott Trudeau con-
pd and rejected a
number of measures
osed to help bring Nazi
criminals living in
ada to justice, it was
losed this week.
udeau's Cabinet in 1981 ruled
"ny action after studying a
1 by a special task force that
[examined all the options
F'e lo the government. Most
I dismissed as unworkable for
Pety of reasons.
IE ONLY viable option, one
* for by the Law Reform
pission and Jewish organiza-
I m Canada was amendment
of the Criminal Code by new
legislation which would allow
Canada to try ex-Nazis and Nazi
collaborators for crimes they com-
mitted on foreign soil.
But the then Justice Minister,
Jean Chretien, was unhappy with
the concept of retroactive legisla-
tion and told the Canadian Bar
Association in 1982 that it made
him "nervous."
A source who sat in on the
Cabinet deliberations said such a
concept was counter to the rule of
law and might create a dangerous
precedent which "less than
democratic countries" might use,
for example, to pass laws against
minority groups, including Jews.
The issue was raised anew by
the Progressive Conservative
government of Prime Minister
Brian Mulroney
licago's Mayor Washington Faces
Tough Schedule on Israel Visit
f-AVIV-(JTA)-Howard
T,nBtn, the first Black
f Chicago, arrived in
on a six-day visit as the
[. of the Foreign Ministry.
PKton, who has long been a
Plend of Israel, was to meet
jnt Chaim Herzog and
(Minister Shimon Peres dur-
1 stay here.
He was also to tour the holy
places in Jerusalem, Bethlehem
and Galilee and attend the open-
ing of the Maccabiah on Monday,
before going on to Rome on
Wednesday for an interview with
the Pope. While in Israel,
Washington was to meet with
former Chicagoans now resident
in Israel.
Friday, July 26, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Is Television .Willing Handmaiden
To Acts of Arab Terrorism?
Hyam Bookbinder
Israeli alliance. Sen. Metzenbaum
said that he had perceived a
resurgence of anti-Semitism
following the Bitburg incident,
and he alleged that the Pentagon
had refused to allow Israel to test
a new tank while giving permis-
sion to the Saudis to do so.
Concern has also been voiced at
the White House's insistence on
selling sophisticated arms to the
Jordanians and on providing them
with more financial aid. This anx-
iety was reinforced when Hussein
brought off a diplomatic coup by
apparently persuading Reagan
and Shultz that he could present a
credible peace plan together with
Arafat.
Despite these negative factors,
however, the U.S. continues to
treat Israel as a worthy and
dependable ally. Unfortunately,
not all of Israel's leaders are
aware of the priceless and unique
asset they have in America's
friendship.
Continued from Page 5
therefore, an accessory after the
fact (if not before it). But because
he is clean-shaven, looks plausible,
speaks English after a fashion and
was not directly involved in ac-
tually killing anyone, he assumed
the role not only of a "moderate,"
but of an arbiter and savior.
And, in order to keep his face
before the cameras, Berri milked
the drama for all it was worth,
releasing this hostage one day,
and that hostage the next. Most
bizarre of all was his parading of
AllynConwell as "spokesman" on
behalf of the hostages.
NO ONE who has not been sub-
jected to the sort of torments suf-
fered by the hostages has a right
to comment on their conduct, but
I think I may be forgiven for sug-
gesting that Conwell's behavior
was less than heroic. He may, on
his first appearance, have been ac-
ting under duress, but he must
have been aware that a fellow
passenger had been bludgeoned
into sensitivity and shot dead for
the crime of being an American,
and if no one expected him to de-
nounce his captors for the
murderous thugs they are, he
could have used the opportunity to
keep his mouth shut and not in-
dulge in an instant appraisal of
Middle Eastern problems.
Again it might be argued that
he had no such option and that he
was being manipulated by Berri,
who was exploiting the fears and
miseries of innocent men to ad-
vance his political aims. But
weren't the media doing the same
to enlarge their viewing figures?
The newsmen on the spot have
their every instinct trained to
catch every moment of drama as it
takes place, and to get their
stories out whatever happens; and
they work under such pressure
and, not infrequently, such
hazards that they have no time
to reflect on the consequences of
their work.
BUT WHAT of the men who
take their editorial decisions in
the calmer atmosphere of New
York or London, or their
overseers in the boardrooms? Can
they still be unaware that televi-
sion has become the handmaid of
terror?
COL Goes
Up Again
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
cost-of-living index rose by 14.9
percent in June, according to
figures released by the Central
Bureau of Statistics. It is the
highest rise ever for the month of
June but about five percent lower
than the Finance Ministry, the
Bank of Israel and most
economists had predicted.
This is expected to take some of
the steam out of Histadrut
demands in its current negotia-
tions with the government over
the emergency economic pro-
gram. Had the June price index
topped 20 percent, the trade union
federation would have had a
strong bargaining point for addi-
tional compensation for wage-
earners.
WHY GO TO ISRAEL OH
A UNITED JEWISH APPEAL STUDY MISSION?
Tor more than you can imagine...
to touch the golden stones of Jerusalem
to see the green fields that border
the desert's wilderness
to share the joy of building a country
to walk the paths of the patriarchs and prophets
to explore our heritage and history
to welcome Shabbat at the Western Wall
to meet soldiers and students, historians
and heroes, professionals and pioneers,
to travel from Sodom to Safad, Jericho to Jaffa,
Tel Aviv to Tiberias, Ashkelon to Afula,
and Rosh HaNikra to Rishon-le Zion.
to feel the pulse of Tel Aviv
to know Israel... your Israel
DATE: October 12-22,1985
COST: $950 Mr parson, all Inclusive
from Florlda/laresl/Florids
Minimum Gift: $1500 per person,
payable In full by December 31,1986
For additional information call
Oerl Gellert, 368-2737
SOUTH COUNTY JEWISH FEDERATION
336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.* Boca Raton. Florida 33431
Telephone: (306) 366-2737
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v JCC Expands Toddler
Program This Fall
The Levis Jewish Community
Center will be offering the follow-
ing classes in September:
THRIVING THREES: Mon
day. Wednesday and Friday, 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. includes lunch
provided by parent. Maximum
Enrollment: 15
TERRIFIC TWO'S I: Tues
day and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12
noon includes lunch provided by
parent. Maximum Enrollment: 12
(Older Two's)
TERRIFIC TWO'S II: Mon
day and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m.-12
noon, includes lunch provided by
parent. Maximum Enrollment: 12
(Younger Two's)
SHABBAT FUNSHOP:
Fridays. 9:30 a.m.-12 noon, in
eludes lunch provided by parent.
Maximum Enrollment: 15
("Toddlers")
TOT LOT: Tuesdays (18-23
months) 9:30-11 a.m., includes
snack for children and coffee and
doughnuts for parent. Maximum
Enrollment: 11
ONE's are FUN: Thursdays
(12-17 months) 9:30-10:30 a.m.. in
eludes snack for children and cof-
fee and doughnuts for parent.
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Registration will begin Aug. 1.
Priority will be given to JCC
members. Any child that has been
enrolled in our previous Toddler
Programs and is a JCC member
will be guaranteed placement.
Maccabiah
Games Open To
Ceremony
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
Some 50,000 persons pack-
ed Ramat Gan Stadium to
witness the colorful opening
i-eremonies of the 12th Mac-
cabiah Games scheduled to
run through July 25. Some
4.000 Athletes from 39
countries will participate in
the Jewish Olympic contests.
The central theme of the two
hour program was the ingathering
of the 12 tribes of Israel. The [>r<>
gram included a 30-minute show
featuring 1,000 performers danc-
ing, singing and wearing
costumes from Yemen. Morocco,
Ethiopia, the I'nited States,
Israel and other cultures which
has gone into the Israeli melting
pot.
A GYMNASTIC display
staged by 2.000 youths from the
Young Maccabia Youth Move-
ment, and parachutists jumped in-
to the center of the stadium
before the final fireworks display.
President fhaim Herzog. who in
his youth was a Maccabiah boxing
champion in his native Ireland,
declared the games officially
open.
The Maccabi torch wss carried
into the stadium by the 1972
Olympic Games seven gold
medallist Mark Spitz, accom-
panied by the 13-year-old
daughters of Amitzur Shapira,
Yosef Romano and Andrie
Spitzer, three of the 11 Israeli
athletes and coaches on the 1972
Israeli Olympic team who were
killed by Black September ter-
rorists in Munich.
Spitz, whose participation in
this year's Maccabiah was kept a
close secret until last week, made
his, international swimming debut
at the seventh Maccabiah in 1965
and went on from there to the
United States Olympic Team and
his world shattering Munich
Games victories.
William Frost Elected
JTA President
Eric Alpert and Mike Gellert (standing), getting ready for some
carnival action.
Tal Dorot and Jordan Weiner waiting in line at the carnival in
Camp Maccabee.
NEW YORK (JTA) Martin
Fox, outgoing president and
chairman of the nominating com-
mittee of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, announces that William
Frost of New York City has been
elected president of JTA. Frost
succeeds Fox who has been presi-
dent since 1979. The announce-
ment by Fox came at the annual
meeting of the JTA Board of
Directors.
Frost, a graduate of Harvard
College, Yale Law School and the
Harvard Graduate School of
Public Administration, is an at-
torney and is president of the
Lucius Littauer Foundation.
Born in Larchmont, New York.
Frost is currently Honorary
( urator of Judaica of the Harvard
University Library, chairman of
the Board of Directors of the New
York Heart Association, trustee
of Radcliffe College, and a
member of the Public Health
Council of the State of New York.
FROST, formerly a Foreign
Service Officer of the U.S. State
Department in Yugoslavia,
Austria and Germany, is a direc-
tor of both P.E.F. Israel Endow-
ment Funds and the Istel Fund,
and is a trustee of the Society for
the Advancement of Judaism.
Frost's father, the late Charles
Frost, was a long-time director of
JTA.
Fox also announced the election
of three new directors. They are
Marshall Brachman, Fort Worth;
Norman Lipoff. Miami; and Alan
Marcuvitz, Milwaukee. Mark Seal,
a native of Montreal, was ap-
pointed executive vice president.
Fred K. Shochet, publisher of
The Jewish Floridian
Newspapers, is among those
returned to a new three-year term
on the JTA Board.
Brachman is president and
founder of Computerized Business
Systems. Inc.. president of
Brachman Oil. vice president of
Marco Chemical Company, all of
Fort Worth. He received an MBA
from the University of Texas at
Austin. He is ;i regional chairman
and vice president of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAQ, vice presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation of
Fort Worth, and is a member of
the Board of Directors of both the
SSSSSSSSSSSS
Lana Sprung hams it up with her group as il get* ready tor a
talent show.
a*. -uiSKF -
2
Camp Maccabee defeated Fort Lauderdale 's JCC day camp 3-1 in
a recent intercamp soccer match.
FROM CAMP MACCABEE ... If the first session was any in-
Camp has just begun its second dication, this summer promises to
session, on July 22. make the camp's best season ever!
JWB and the American
Joint Distribution Committ*
is also active in numerous
charities and civic groups
LIPOFF, an attorney, is,
ner in the Miami law ftm
Greenburg, Traurig, Hoffn
Lipoff, Rosen and ^uentel Ht
graduate of the University
Florida and New York Univert
He is a national vice chairmu
the United Jewish Appeal
member of the executive com
tee and Board of Directors of
Council of Jewish Feder
chairman of the ( .IF Endo
Development Division and!
member of the Board of Gn
nors of the Jewish Agency and
Aviv University
Lipoff is a past president of
Greater Miami Jewish Feden
and a former chairman of
Combined Jewish Appeal
Miami.
Marcuvitz, an attorney, i|
partner in the Milwaukee la'tl
of Peregrine. Marcuviti
Peltin. He is a graduate of L
University and Marquettel'i
sity Law School. He is a nil
vice president of the GIF i
chairs the CJF Communi
Committee. He is a vice pru.
of the Milwaukee Jewish Fa
tion and an officer of the
Community Foundation
Milwaukee.
U.S. Names
Pickering
WASHINGTON (JTA)
Thomas Pickering, a can
diplomat, was confirmed by I
Senate last week as the new L'i
Ambassador to Israel.
Pickering, 55, whose
assignment was Ambassador I
El Salvador, was among a [
of envoys whose confirmationi
held up by a small group of
vative Senators led bv Sen.
Helms (R. N.C I.
He joined th< fi reign semeej
i rved as U.8.
bassador to J< rdan from 1974-1
Pickering will succeed
Lewis who ended an eight-ji
term as Ami; to Isnaj
Mav.
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT
THE KOSHER KONNECTI0N?
WHAT: Daily stimulating programs along with
delicious, nutritious kosher lunches.
JCC of Palm Beach and the Jewish
Family & Children's Service work on
various programming components to
make this a fantastic activity!!
WHERE: CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA,
16189 Carter Road, Delray Beach
WHEN: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.to
1:00 p.m.
There is no set fee for the Hot Kosher
Lunch Konnection, but participants are
encouraged to make a contribution at each
meal. For further information, please
call 495-0806.
Kosher meals are also available, on a
limited basis, for those persons who are
homebound. For more information about m
program, please call 395-3649.
Thu program is funded in part By TulaIII ol In*Old* *"*",i'i'|,'sii,i. **
Baacn ina South County Jawian Fadaration and tna Ja*'n fm"
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Friday, July 26, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Ethiopian Jews Said To Have Antibodies to Certain Cancer Virus
group of Ethiopian
n known as the Falashas
ly provide some impor-
it clues about a virus that
been linked to certain
s of cancer.
in International scientific team
I shown that 37 percent of the
lOOO Falashas living in Israel
\e antibodies to the human T-
lymphotropic virus type I
rLV-I), a rate 200-300 percent
her than reported in any other
filiation group.
IE PRESENCE of antibodies
Kcat's that the individual has
(n infected by the virus and has
oniled by developing an-
dies, which can be detected in
blood.
|We know very little about this
iis, and population studies have
|n almost impossible because it
cts such a small number of

people," said Martin Haas, Doctor
of Philosophy, associate adjunct
professor of biology at the Univer-
sity of California, San Diego and a
UCSD Cancer Center researcher.
He is co-author of a paper describ-
ing these findings which appears
in the June 20 issue of Nature.
HTLV-I is of interest to resear-
chers because of its strong
association to adult T-cell lym-
phoma (ATL), a rare form of
cancer which occurs at a higher
rate in certain communities in
Japan and the Caribbean. More
than 90 percent of the Japanese
Collaborators in this study are ATL patients are infected by the
Zvi Ben-Ishai (PhD), of the Ram-
bam Medical Center in Haifa,
Israel; and Fred Jensen (DVM), of
Cytotech, Inc. in San Diego, Calif.
"WE NOW have a population of
12,000 individuals who can be
monitored," said Haas. "We hope
to learn more about where this
virus comes from, how it is spread
and what the repercussions of in-
fection are. We also hope to clone
the Falasha HTLV gene to con-
duct laboratory studies."
As immigrants to Israel, the
Falashas are under close medical
supervision by the Israeli public
health system, so data could be
collected over the years to come,
Haas explained.
The HTLV virus was first
isolated in 1980. Three distinct
subtypes of the virus are known:
HTLV-I, linked with adult T-cell
lymphoma; HTLV-II, about which
little is known; and HTLV-III,
associated with Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
HTLV-I virus, and a similar
percentage of the Caribbean pa-
tients carry the virus.
Haas stresses that no proof ex-
ists that HTLV-I virus causes
cancer or any other disease. It is
not associated with AIDS. It ap-
pears to require prolonged, in-
timate contact or contact with an
infected individual's blood for
transmission. Antibodies to
HTLV-I have also been found in
healthy individuals.
The possible link between some
viruses and certain types of
cancer, including ATL, has been
an area of increasing interest to
scientists in recent years. By
following the Falashas, scientists
may answer some important ques-
tions about how a virus invades
healthy cells and causes them to
become cancerous; and why some
infected individuals are not af-
fected by the virus.
THE FALASHAS are an an-
cient Ethiopian tribe which is
believed to have migrated from
Israel to East Africa after the
destruction of the First Temple in
Jerusalem in the Sixth Century
BCE. They have been persecuted
for hundreds of years by the
Moslem and Christian Ethiopians
and led an impoverished existence
in primitive, disease-ridden moun-
tain communities where the life
expectancy, is 39 years for
women, 43 years for men.
In recent years, their persecu-
tion intensified and thousands
died. Thousands more fled to
Israel. They are not allowed to
leave Ethiopia and must under-
take a strenuous, clandestine
journey to escape to Israel, so
most of the relocated Falashas are
young and healthy, according to
Haas.
Since they are now receiving
medical attention in Israel and
their standard of living has been
improved, they should provide
valuable information about the
progress and transmission of the
HTLV-I virus, he said.
THE FALLS COUNTRY CLUB
Announcing the formation of a
prestigious, private Country Club
in Palm Beach County
Hypoluxo and Jog Roads
Featuring superb golf course;
tennis complex; multi-million-dollar
clubhouse and spa facility.
For information and membership:
2875 S. Ocean Blvd., (Suite 200),
Palm Beach, Fl. 33480.
Call: (305) 586-7126
Membership Limited
fhe Rirlin, world chairman
he Jewish National Fund,
elected to the Board of
rs of the Jewish Agen-
at its recent annual
ftnbly. In this position, he
represent the World
list Organization. Rivlin
ictor-general of the
\ish Agency from 1966 until
/e Urges
eedom For
toviet Jews
ISHINGTON- Kansas Sen.
jDolc. (Rep.) citing possible
ptunitics for improved rela-
with the new Soviet Union
jrship, sees this as a ripe time
[resident Reagan to work for
freedom of imprisoned Jews
Pther dissidents in the USSR.
a result. Majority Leader
this week introduced a new
Resolution in the Senate
g I'nited States efforts
ping the release of Anatoly
ransky and "all other
>ners of conscience" and
?-term refuseniks."
I" I"le, introducing the
ration, said, "With the
nption of arms control talks
jtw planned meeting between
pdent Reagan and General
etary (Mikhail) Gorbachev
f this year, it is my hope that
N see an improvement in the
P of Soviet Jews. Their treat-
t has historically been upgrad-
"ien relations between the
owers are less hostile."
continued, "I offer this
Kion as a plea to the Soviet
Tent and as a reminder that
leans are a people who have
"compassion for the op-
J. undying love for freedom
i unwavering intolerance of
*pnvation of basic God-given
n Hole noted that the issue of
F [Jewry is "inextricably link-
L ,. ^solution of other issues
>tu'K our two nations. Itre-
JJp.on our agenda ... and
(optimistic the time is ripe for
tjewed dialogue on the
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Foundation Launches Project To
Reinforce Jewish Identity
RYE, N.Y. (JTA) A
pilot project designed to
reinforce Jewish identity in
dispersed Jewish com-
munities of Scandinavia and
France was announced here
by the Memorial Foundation
for Jewish Culture.
According to Philip Klutznick,
Foundation president, the pro-
gram will be targeted for persons
25 to 45 years of age since they
are the "least involved in Jewish
communal life in Scandinavia and
France, yet they possess con-
siderable potential for the future
of Jewish life there."
The project was announced at
the beginning of the meeting of
the Foundation's Executive Com-
mittee here by Fritz Hollander of
Stockholm, co-chairmen of the
Commission of Dispersed Jewish
Communities.
THE GOAL of the project.
Klutznick said, "is to create a con-
tinuing group dynamic and inter-
change that will help the par-
ticipants deepen their knowledge,
understanding and commitment
to the Jewish community so that,
ultimately, they can be integrated
into the existing Jewish communi-
ty and assume leadership roles."
The project will take the form of
a series of video films that will
focus on "The Jew and His
World" from the perspective of
Jewish life in dispersed
communities.
The Memorial Foundation will
initiate the project with a pilot
Philip Klutznick
video film on "The Jew and the
Family."
Dr. Jerry Hochbaum, executive
director of the Memorial Founda-
tion, said, "to sustain these
dispersed Jewish communities,
the vital need is for adequately
trained and deeply motivated per-
sonnel. Here the Foundation has
already achieved notable success.
"IN OSLO and Helsinki, rabbis.
trained in Israel with Foundation
help, have in a short time revived
and transformed both the
religious and general Jewish life.
Oslo had not had a full-time rabbi
in almost 20 years. Israel-trained
Rabbi Michael Melchior came and
opened the first Jewish
kindergarten in Oslo since the
Holocaust, revitalized the after-
noon Hebrew school and reac-
tivated the Jewish youth groups.
In Helsinki. Rabbi Ove
Schwartz has reorganized the all-
day elementary Jewish school, in
which close to 85 percent of all
Jewish youth in the community
are enrolled. Rabbi Schwarz serv-
ed not only as Helsinki's Jewish
spiritual leader but also as its
shohet, mohel, Jewish educator
and youth worker."
Service to dispersed Jewish
communities is one of the three
new directions the Foundation is
taking, Klutznick announced. The
other two new directions are in
the area of informal Jewish educa-
tion and the stabilization of the
Jewish family.
IN THE AREA of informal
Jewish education, the Nahum
Goldmann Fellowship will provide
an intensive experience in Jewish
learning and living at a three-
week summer institute in Europe
for the cultural advancement and
leadership development of a
carefully selected group of
outstanding young Jewish men
and women in Europe. Goldmann
was a founder and president of the
Foundation.
In its third new direction, the
Foundation announced that it will
develop a pilot program to reach
"unaffiliated American Jewish
families" through Jewish family
life education. The Foundation
will seek to implement a set of
programmatic recommendations
developed by Professor Samuel
Heilman of Queens College, utiliz-
ing appropriate "marketing"
techniques to penetrate these
types of Jewish homes.
Colpa Launches Attack To Reverse
Rulings On Wearing Yarmulkes
By BEN GALLOB
NEW YORK (JTA) -
The National Jewish Com-
mission on Law and Public
Affairs reports that it is ac-
ting on both the legal and
Textile Workers
Are Dismissed
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
bankrupt Ata textile mill's nearly
2,000 employees have been in-
formed that their jobs were of-
ficially terminated as of June 28.
The giant industrial complex on
Haifa Bay, once the largest
employer in the Haifa area, was
officially closed by court order. A
last minute effort to sell it to a
foreign syndicate was rejected by
the Ministerial Economic Commit-
tee on grounds that the govern-
ment's investment under the deal
was too high.
legislative fronts to win
reversals of rulings by the
Defense Department and
the federal Court of Appeals
barring the wearing 01 yar-
mulkas by members of the
Armed Forces while on
duty.
The issue remains valid despite
the fact that Rabbi Simcha
Goldman who, with the help of
COLPA, fought for years to re-
tain the right, as an Air Force
chaplain, to wear a yarmulke
while on chaplaincy duty, has left
the service. He is now a practicing
psychologist at Chabad House in
Los Angeles but did not resign his
Air Force Commission and is cur
rently in the Air Force Reserve.
HE HAD been permitted to
wear his yarmulke while on duty
since 1977, when a new comman-
ding officer at the March Air
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Force Base in Riverside, Calif.,
ordered Chaplain Goldman not to
wear his yarmulke while perform-
ing his duty as a clinical
psychologist at the base regional
hospital.
Threatened with disciplinary ac-
tion, Chaplain Goldman filed suit
in federal district court in
Washington on July 2, 1981,
which upheld his right to wear his
yarmulke on duty. In May, 1982.
the Air Force filed an appeal with
the federal Court of Appeals,
which upheld the Air Force ban.
COLPA then filed an appeal
from the circuit court ruling with
the Supreme Court, which is now
considering whether to accept the
case, Dennis Rapps. COLPA ex-
ecutive director said.
He also reported that a Defense
Department Study on Religious
Practices in the Armed Forces
recommended that uniformed per-
sonnel not be allowed to wear yar-
mulkes on duty.
THE STUDY was required by
legislation passed last year by
Congress under sponsorship of
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.. I'tah) and
Rep. Stephen Solarz (D.. N.Y).
Allen Rothenberg, COLPA presi-
dent, said the COLPA officials
would meet at a date yet to be
determined with Hatch and
Solarz. Rothenberg said the pur-
pose of such a meeting would be to
determine a possible legislative
solution to the problem.
Rothenbeg said that Nathan
Lewin, COLPA vice president,
and David Butler, COLPA board
member, are representing
Goldman in his appeal to the
United States Supreme Court.
Rapps said the legal issue is
whether or, not in the absence of a
specific statute providing for
wearing of a yarmulke on duty,
the First Amendment's guarantee
of the free exercise of religion re-
quires the Defense Department to
permit the wearing of yarmulkes
on duty by observant Jews.
In The Synagog
And Temples .
TEMPLE SINAI
Registration for the Religious
School of Temple Sinai is taking
place every weekday from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at the Congregational
Office at 2475 West Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach. Phone: 276-6161.
Rabbi Stuart Berman, formerly
of West Broward's Reform
Jewish Congregation, has been
serving as guest Preacher in July,
substituting for Rabbi Samuel
Silver, who is himself the guest
Preacher at his former congrega-
tion, Temple Sinai, Stamford,
Conn.
Bernard Zeldin, newly elected
President, has designated the
Vice Presidents to be in charge of
the various departments of the
Synagogue. Mrs. Marjory Aaron
will be in charge of operations;
Mrs. Sally Glascom, Religious Ac-
tivities; Mrs. Leona Kay, Adult
Education; Col. David Klarer,
Finance; and Sidney Pearce,
Membership._____
Temple Sinai Sisterhood will
be having a luncheon and card
party, Monday, Aug. 5 at the
synagogue, 2475 W. Atlantic
Ave.. Delray at 12 noon. The cost
is $6 per person. Door prizes will
be given. For reservations and
tickets, please call Ida Wahl
499-7781 or Rae Saslaw 499-7666.
BETH SHALOM
Temple Beth Sk,U
Sisterhood. Century XS
West will hold their riJ&L
cheon and card partv vi"
Aug. 5, 12 noon. PleL "
Ann 483-49fi4. or 483-l3u|
reservations and informatioil
BETH EL PROMfm.
ISRAEL STUDY TRIP j
Temple Beth El of Boafci
s co-sponsoring participaS
its members and rf
everyone else to join- in fl
13-30 session of the Israel W
IsnSUte'8 AdUlt ^
The ISI sponsors aduh
grams similar to the High SM
in Israel, which has met wijj
sounding success in south Cm
(In the past year alone, morel
25 high sessions of the pn
and the number is coo
growing.)
The adult program, i
recommended by Rabbis
Singer and Gregory Marx,bl
ed in a five-star hotel in Tell
with classes held throi
Israel in conjunction with oil
various sites, linked to
curriculum.
Further information maybti
tained by calling Gloria Fne
at ISI, 576-32X6 in Miami.
Shabbat, 9 AB, 5745
Weekly Sidrah: Devarim (Nazon)
Candle Lighting 7:50 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 9:03 p.m.
Religious
B'NAI TORAH CONGREGATION
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Consemtm.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at Ml
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101, Boca Raton, Florida
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary School,
Cafeteria, 6590 Verde Trail, Boca, Saturday morning 9:30 an.!
For information regarding Friday, Sundown services Mincha-
Maariv. call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI EMUNA
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delraj
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. IW
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. b
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 pa
Phone 499-9229.
CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road-
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. sac-
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Mailing*
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214. Boca Raton. PL 4.
Phone 392-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
TEMPLE ANSHEI SHALOM
ORIOLE JEWISH CENTER
7099 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Florida 33446.Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Rabbi Jordan H. M*pw.
Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday at P
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF BOCA RATON
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton. Florida 33432. ReW*
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer. Assistamwr
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat |v?/erTJi
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd rnday
month.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM ^
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015. Boca Raton. FLjjj2fi,*
servative. Located in Century Village. Boca. Daily ^"JJ, ^
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., s^g.J" i-gl
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5i.
M. Pollack. Cantor.
TEMPLE EMETH
5780 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach, Florida 33445.
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd- *
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday av
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
TEMPLE SINAI
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2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. w ^
Road). Delray Beach. Florida 33445. Reform SaMw ^
vices. Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Rsbbi ***""
phone 276-6161.


Friday, July 26, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Local Club&
Organization News
?
ed left to right: Norma Heit, Alice Werner, Linda Jedwab.
iing left to right: Ellen Katz, Bobbi Mendelson, Anita
r, Minday Lieber.
ing left to right: Vice Presidents Candice Sakolove, Bonnie
bra ml, Pamela Goldberg and Sheryl Eisenberg being in-
WJ&.&rpaJtefa,
BOCA-DELftAY
EVENING ORT
if Boca-Delray Evening
Ittr of Women's American
recently held its annual In-
^tion Dinner at L'Hexagone
aurant. Women's American
((Organization for Rehabilita-
through Training) is
ted to educating Jewish
throughout the world in
Uiral and vocational skills.
evening began with the in-
lion delivered by Pepi Dunay,
ident of the eight
^eastern states of District VI
(omen's American ORT. Nor-
leit. immediate past presi-
of the South Palm Beach
Ity Region of ORT, installed
1 following elected officers:
Werner, President; Sheryl
Inberg, Vice President;
pla (ioldberg, Vice President;
lie Hildebrand, Vice Presi-
Candice Sakolove, Vice
[ident; Rhona Kirsner,
Murer; Regina Brodsky,
ticial Secretary; Joanne
pheim, Recording Secretary;
D Foster, Corresponding
pry; and Cindy Levinson,
amentarian.
I Kind, immediate past presi-
|of the Boca-Delray Evening
er, was surprised by a gift
[Id earrings from the Board
ers who served during Jill's
Jill has accepted the posi-
M re-enrollment chairperson
le 1985/86 term.
'50 members and guests who
tied the installation agreed
pne evening was a tremen-
[success. The new Board has
dy met to plan an exciting '85
In.
B'NAI B'RITH
IORTH PINES LODGE
pONATES POSTERS
part of its involvement in
punity affairs, The North
Lodge of B'nai B'rith
ply donated a set of ADL
N to the Atlantic High
and the Carver Middle
School in Delray Beach. The 10
posters in each set were produced
by the Anti-Defamation League to
attack prejudice and racism by us-
ing popular sports figures to con-
vey the message: "If you believe
in America, Prejudice is Foul
Play."
Both Mr. Richard Perleman,
Assistant Principal of Atlantic
High School and Mrs. Mary Camp-
bell of the Carver Middle School,
in accepting the posters indicated
that they would be of great value
in combatting racial prejudice at-
titudes and that they would be
displayed in prominent areas of
the schools to achieve maximum
exposure to the students."
B'nai B'rith Women Naomi
Chapter will spend Rosh Hashana
at the Marco Polo Hotel Sept.
15-18. The cost is $149 per person
plus $10 extra for bus. Make your
reservations now by calling
499-2225 or 499-9011.
HADASSAH
Hadassah Menachem Begin
announced the 71st National Con-
vention of Hadassah will meet at
the New York Hilton Hotel Aug.
18-21. All members are welcome
to attend. For further informa-
tion, call Helen Goldstein
482-4883.
PIONEER
Pioneer Women Beeraheeba
Chapter will hold their annual
Luncheon and Card Party,
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m.
at the Adult Community Center,
802 NE 1st St., Delray. Donation:
$5.50. For further information,
please call 499-8667 or 499-1576.
ARMDI
American Red Magen David
for Israel Ramat Gan Chapter,
Boca, Delray will hold their next
meeting Friday, July 26. 12:30
p.m. at the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point, Delray.
Refreshments will be served and
all are invited to attend.
For information, call Mark,
Silverton, 499-4706 or M. Lut-
zker, 499-2471.
BBYO GETS
NEW AREA DIRECTOR
Jerome Kiewe, formerly of
Baltimore, Md. has been ap-
pointed assistant regional director
for B'nai B'rith Youth Organiza-
tion, to head activities in the Gold
Coast Council Palm Beach,
Broward and North Miami Beach.
A former BBYO chapter presi-
dent, Kiewe has served as staff
member of BBYO for the past six
years. He was graduated from U.
of Maryland with degrees in
Social Work and from the
Baltimore Hebrew Collee with an
MA in Judaic Studies.
Kiewe will assume his duties in
August, after coming back from a
trip to Israel, Europe and the
USSR. The Gold Coast Council
has 21 chapters of AZA (boys) and
BBG (girls) throughout the area.
Jewish
Defendants
Continued from Page 1
maintained surveillance of the
mosque.
Yehuda Etzion, described as the
No. 2 man of terrorist
underground, was said to have
been obsessed with the need to
"cleanse" the Temple Mount, an-
cient site of the Second Temple.
He considered the presence of
Islamic houses of worship there an
"abomination." He told the court
history would vindicate him
because the Dome of the Rock and
the Al Aksa mosque would, even-
tually, be removed.
THE COURT heard character
witnesses testify on behalf of the
accused. These included Gen.
Rehavim Ze'evi, former comman-
ding officer of the Central Com-
mand; Yahad Party Knesset
member Binyamim Ben-Eliezer;
and former Finance Minister
Yigal Cohen-Orgad of Likud. All
accused the present and past
governments of laxity toward
Arab terrorists in the West Bank
and failure to protect Jewish
settlers.
The trial, which began in the
spring of 1984, was suspended un-
til after the July Knesset elections
and resumed last September,
opened the court to charges of
favoritism toward the defendants.
Although bail was denied, the ac-
cused were allowed to mingle
freely with family and friends.
They were allowed to talk to
reporters during recess and had
access to telephones.
A minor scandal occurred last
month when the defendants, be-
ing transported from the cour-
thouse to jail, were permitted to
take a swim in the Mediterranean
enroute. The police officer in
charge was severely reprimanded
and demoted.
THE SENTENCES were being
awaited with keen anticipation.
Life sentences are mandatory for
the men convicted of murder and
tough sentences seem likely for
the others. But most Israelis
doubt any of the convicts will
serve more than token time.
Israel's release last May of
1,150 Palestinian and other ter-
rorists serving sentences for
murder and other serious crimes
- in exchange for three Israeli
soldiers held by Palestinian ter-
rorists in Damascus touched off
demands for the immediate
release of the accused Jewish ter-
rorists. The issue became hotly
, political.
Mideast Not Prominent
Agenda Item During
Reagan-Gorbachev Talks
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir does not believe the
Middle East will figure pro-
minently on the agenda of
President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev when they hold their
summit meeting in Geneva
in November.
Shamir noted, in an interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, that the Reagan Ad-
ministration has run into serious
difficulties in its efforts to revive
the peace process on the basis of a
joint Jordanian-Palestinian
negotiating team.
HE DID NOT appear to agree
with some non-governmental
observers who believe
Washington must make progress
in the Middle East before the
Geneva summit in order to resist
Soviet pressures to involve
Moscow in the diplomatic process
there.
But according to Shamir, there
are too many obstacles to pro-
gress. "There are differences bet-
ween the PLO and Jordan, within
the PLO itself and between the
Arabs and the Americans," he
said.
The basic Arab aim is to pro-
mote direct dialogue between the
U.S. and the Palestine Liberation
Organization, whereas the Ad-
ministration's goal is to pave the
way for direct talks between the
Arabs and Israel, Shamir pointed
out.
'Palestinians'
List in D.C.
Continued from Page 1
consulted on all steps of the peace
process, Smalley said. But he
refused to say whether Israel
would have any say in selecting or
rejecting names on the Jordanian
list.
The U.S. has said it will accept
members of the Palestine Na-
tional Council, who are not
members of the PLO, on the
delegation. But Israel considers
all members of the PNC as
members of the PLO.
Smalley could not give any time
limit for the U.S. decision to be
made. He said the U.S. hoped the
negotiations between Israel and a
Jordanian-Palestinian delegation
could begin this year.
If the U.S. approves members of
the Palestian delegation, Richard
Murphy, Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern and South
Asian Affairs, would head the
U.S. delegation for talks with a
joint Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation. Murphy is not ex-
pected to go to the Mideast until a
decision is made on the list of
Palestinians.
The Arabs, including Jordan,
balk at this. They insist on an in-
ternational peace conference on
the Middle East which would in-
clude not only the so-called
moderate Arab states but the
regional hardliners and the Soviet
Union as one of the five par-
ticipating permanent members of
the United Nations Security
Council, Shamir said.
HE SAID he has no idea
whether Richard Murphy, the
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
for Near Eastern and South Asian
Affairs wiuld be coming to the
region this month as planned.
Murphy's trip reportedly has
been postponed because the U.S.
has not been given a list of Palesti-
nians who would form part of the
joint delegation with Jordan. To
be acceptable to the U.S. and to
Israel they must have no known
connection with the PLO.
Shekel on Block
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
government is planning to circum-
cize the Shekel by lopping off
zeroes. Government sources in-
dicated unofficially that this will
be done at the end of the first
three-month phase of the
economic emergency program.
Obituaries
DAVIS
Philip. 72. of Coco Woods Lakes. Delray
Hearh. was originally from Connecticut. He
is survived by his wife Jessie, daughters
Brenda and Sharon, brothers Joe, Jack and
i ilnr. sister Elsie Botwick and four grand
children. (Beth Israel-Rubin Chapel)
GILBERT .
Paul. 71, of Boca Lago, was originally from
Freehold. N.J. He is survived by his wife
Florence, sisters Sadie Metz and Evelyn
Blumenthal (Gutterman Warheit Chapel)
KAPLAN
David. 73. of Kings Point, Delray Beach.
was originally from New York. He is surviv-
ed by his wife Dorothy, son Alan, daughter
Frances DeNunzio, sister Beatrice Litkof-
sky, brothers Frank and Stanley and two
grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin)
KLEIN
William, 72, of Kings Point. Delray Beach.
was originally from Germany. He is surviv-
ed by his wife Annette and brother Oscar.
(Beth Israel-Rubin Chapel)
LAPIDUS
Samuel. 78, of Kings Point, Delray Beach,
was originally from New York. He is surviv-
ed by his wife Dora, son William, daughter
Elaine Lapidus, sister Ann Lapidus and
three grandchildren. (Beth Israel-Rubin
Chapel)
LOWY
Oscar, 81. of Kings Point, Delray Beach,
was originally from Czechoslovakia. He is
survived by his wife Mary, brothers Carl
and Ernie, daughters Doris Miner. Frances
Dulman and Jean Warren, 20 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren (Beth
Israel Rubin Chapel)
SELBY
Emma. 78, of Highland Beach, was original-
ly from Sharon, Mass. She is survived by her
son Robert. (Gutterman-Warheit Chapel)
SMELSON
Samuel. 68, of Lakes of Delray, was
originally from New Jersey He is survived
by his wife Kate, mother Clara, son Frederic
and brothers Arnold and George. (Beth
Israel-Rubin Chapel)
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Reagan Urged To Stand By Pledge
To Oppose Attacks On Zionism
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Five Jewish women, four of
them heads of major
American Jewish organiza-
tions, sent a telegram to
President Reagan stating
that they "have just learned
that a resolution may be
proposed" at the United Na-
tions Women's End of the
Decade Conference in
Nairobi, Kenya, "defining
Zionism as an obstacle to
development, like racism
and apartheifl."
Bernice Tannenbaum, chair-
man of the World Zionist
Organization-American Section
and its delegate to the conference,
said the telegram, which had been
sent by the five Jewish women
leaders who had met with Reagan
at the White House last August,
urged the President to reaffirm a
commitment personally made to
the five leaders that the U.S.
delegation to the conference
would walk out in the event that
an anti-Zionist resolution is
adopted.
IN THEIR telegram, the
Jewish women urged Reagan "to
instruct the U.S. delegation to
walk out of any session if such a
resolution should be presented
and to state that under the cir-
cumstances the U.S. will not
finance this UN program.'" The
U.S. delegation to the conference
in Nairobi will be led by Maureen
Reagan, the President's daughter.
The statement released by the
White House on August 16, 1984
said: "The President made clear
today that the United States will
actively oppose any conference
agenda item which deviates from
important women's issues and
calls for the discussion of non-
germane, political issues, in-
cluding any agenda item that
could be used as a vehicle to
defame Israel .
"In particular, the President
noted that the United States will
oppose any agenda item at the
Nazi Ideology
Disputed
VIENNA (JTA) A promi-
nent young historian has sharply
criticized a went study which
claimed that Nazi ideology is on
the wane in Austria
According to Ur. (Jerhard Botz,
head of the Botzmann Institute
for Historical Social Science in
Salzburg, the findings are
"paliative" and based on "out
dated" material. He noted that ac-
cording to the latest scientific in-
vestigations, it is not yet time. 4<
yean after the end of World War
II. to sit back and consider de-
Nazification an accomplished fact.
The study, presented here
recently, maintained the Nazi
ideology as a set of values and
political ideas, is virtually non-
existent in Austria today,
although Austrians admittedly
still score high when polled on
their attitudes toward specific
characteristics of
authoritarianism. The latter in-
clude anti-Semitism, xenophobia
and anti-parliamentananism. But
the study insisted, these attitudes
too are declining, although only
gradually.
But Botz, one of the younger
generation of historians, cited
figures showing that significant
numbers of Austrians hold views
which were part of Nazi ideology.
He noted that 40 percent of the
population believes there are bet-
ter and worse nations; 15 percent
still contend that Austria needs
more territory for "lebensraum";
and 21 percent would prefer
political decisions to be made by a
single, competent politician rather
than the long, complicated
democratic process.
Nairobi conference which
associates Zionism with racism
If, despite our efforts, such an
agenda item is adopted, the
United States will have no choice
but to consider seriously cancell-
ing its participation in the
conference."
The telegram to Reagan was
signed by Tannenbaum; Frieda
Lewis, chairman, WJC-American
Section; Charlotte Jacobson,
president, Jewish National Fund;
Barbara Mandel, president. Na-
tional Council of Jewish Women;
and Midge Decter, executive
director. Committee for the Free
World.
Bernice Tannenbaum
Two SLA Soldiers Are Killed
TEL AVIV (JTA) Two soldiers of tW
backed South Lebanon Army (SLA) and eight I
civilians were killed Monday in a new suicide car-li
tack at the perimeter of the south Lebanon
near Marjayoun.
The inspection point where the attack occ
been closed for the past week because of two
bombings which caused fatalities to SLA sold
Lebanese civilians. Two Israeli soldiers were wo
the earlier attacks.
Eye-witnesses to the bombing said the vehicle!
a Peugot-504, a make and model frequently used I
bombers. It bore the emblem of the InternatkJi
Cross. The driver was killed instantly in the blast.
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