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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Dlume'l Number 7
Tampa, Florida Friday, May 18,1979
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"H
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'We are All PLO Here/
West Bank Women Declare
By FREEMA GOTTLIEB
MAI.I.AH, West Bank -
[\ ou must realize there can be no
feminist groups on a large scale
our society,*' Hannan
eli, an attractive, intense
[oung woman professor of
nglish literature told me during
i> visit to Bir/.eit University in
In West Hank, a campus known
Is a center of Palestinian na-
lonalism
"Evi laty needed a cer-
ium degree of development, of
ducation," Michaeli explained,
before ita women could begin to
I re feminist consciousness. "
that process is now taking place
li Birzeit, according to Michaeli.
THE CAFETERIA, which
have
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located on any
cainpUK in the world, was hnrn
ming with conversation.
Both men and women wore the
international student uniform
jeans and T-shirts the only
concession to traditional costume
being the kefiyah (traditional
Arab head gear) many of the men
had draped around their necks.
Both students and faculty
members especially the women
walked about with the air of
self-conscious heroes pricked to a
double defiance both by Israeli
"Occupation" and by the heavy
yoke of the traditions of their
own people. The artificial link be-
tween feminism and political
liberation was something of a
two-edged sword, Michaeli ad-
mitted.
SOMETIMES the effect of
Managua-Florida Shuttle
Nicaragua Jews in Trouble
If Somoza Regime Falls
Iran in Blood
Did Khomeini
OK Execution
Of Elkanian?
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) The
death warrant and execu-
tion of Iranian Jewish com-
munity leader Habib
Elkanian in Teheran last
week was personally ap-
proved by the Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini "as a
warning to American and
Zionist agents in Iran,"
Iranian sources in Teheran
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency.
The execution, the first
of a prominent Iranian Jew,
was seen by many as a
turning point in Iranian
policy toward the 55,000
Jews remaining in that
country.
UNTIL NOW, both the
Ayatollah and the government of
Premier Mehdi Bazargan had
claimed that the policy of their
Islamic regime was directed
against Israel and Zionism, not
the Jewish community whose
rights they promised "will be
strictly respected."
The execution indicates an
openly anti-Jewish policy, ac-
cording to reliable sources, and is
perceived as such by Iran's Jews.
The State-controlled radio and
television used the occasion of
Elkanian's execution to launch
violent attacks against Israel and
vowed that the campaign to root
out "Zionism" in Iran would
continue.
Continued on Page 3
concentrating all hostility
against the "Enemy" was to
paralyze any attempt at internal
social change. Equals in their
"resistance" against Israel,
women were discriminated
against on every other issue
within their own society from the
day that they were bom, Michaeli
said. While the birth of a male
was greeted with joy, the birth of
a girl was not so welcomed since,
with her, the parent's line would
end by her passing over into an-
other family. Even girls who were
encouraged to have an education
were still trammeled by home'
conventions.
They don't mind us studying
near home." one girl volunteered,!
"but to travel abroad, that's |
Continued on Page 8
Neo-Nazi Reemergence Protested
STRASBOURG (JTA) -
Delegations from over 20 coun-
tries, including some from East
Europe, demonstrated here
against the emergence of neo-
Nazi activities in Europe. The
10,000 demonstrators also called
upon West Germany to reject
any law liable to restrict the
prosecution of World War
II crimes against humanity.
Police sources suid it was the
largest demonstration held in the
Alsatian capital since May, 1968. '
The demonstrators, represent-
ing over 110 organizations of for-
mer resistance fighters and
deportees, arrived in Strasbourg
by special buses and special
trains flying national flags.
PROMINENT AMONG the
foreign delegations were several
hundred representatives from
Poland, Czechoslovakia,
Rumania and East Germany.
Many wore the old concentration
camp striped pajamas.
The demonstrators cabled the
Ministers of Interior and Justice
in Bonn and the President of the
Hesse province to call for the
continued prosecution of Nazi
crimes.
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By BEN OALLOB
NEW YORK (JTA) A
Mmer secretary of the Jewish
pmmunity in Managua, the
.pita] of Nicaragua, reported
at the 60 Jewish men, women
Dd children remaining in that
psieged Latin American country
ail no immediate plans to
migrate but admitted that if
resident Anastasio Somoza
ebayle was defeated, problems
for the remaining Jews might be
severe.
But Leonardo Hellenberg told
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
in an interview that the Somoza
regime was friendly to the
remaining Nicaraguan Jews and
pro-United States and that
conditions for the Jews were
stable under Somoza's rule.
HELLENBERG gave the
interview during a brief visit to
this city, where he has relatives.
He plans to return to Granada,
Nicaragua, by the end of this
month. He is now a store
manager in Granada, the
country's third largest city. He
said there were some 10 Jews left
in Granada and 50 in Managua.
Helenberg said that more than
100 Jewish families had lived in
Nicaragua in the 1950s, most of
them having migrated from
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 18,197J
Israeli Wheelchair Team
Defends World Cup Title
What has 48 wheels, 16.5 chil-
dren and goes from A to Z?
The Israeli Wheelchair Basket-
ball team!

In Tampa to defend their
World Cup Title won in Belgium
in 1977. they arrived in time to
participate in the Israel Inde-
pendent r Day celebration. They
attended the Peace Party at the
JCC Saturday night and put on
an exhibition game Sunday after-
noon at the JCC before approxi-
mately 500 fans against an all-
star team from around the state
of Florida.
THEN THE WORK began.
Two days of practice at the Hills-
borough Community College
gym (where the World Cup
Tournament was held) and then
the tournament itself beginning
Wednesday with a morning game
against Belgium which Israel
won, and a late afternoon game
against France. Israel won by one
point with one second to go.
Thursday there would be one
game against Canada. Friday
night they would play Great
Britain. Sunday's championship
game was set for 3 p.m.
Their closest competition? The
United States was the unanimous
choice of the foursome inter-
viewed. "And the Netherlands,"
chimed in the captain Danny
Schachar, an accountant who
works with computers.
It was during Thursday's 11
inch rain that we met. The team
had practiced that morning at
HCC and was to spend the after-
noon as most visiting athletic
teams spend rainy days, in the
motel watching TV and playing
cards.
Danny, Baruch Hagai, Arie
Ganz and Arie Baizim inter-
rupted their game long enough to
talk about the team and their
current trip.
ALL BUT three of the team
are Sabras. Baruch is a native of
Libya (and, incidentally, is the
world champion handicapped
table tennis player.) He is an
engineer. The other two non-
Sabras were the two Aries. Arie
Ganz (the champion father with
four children) was born in Rou-
mania. He is a meat salesman.
Arie Bazim, in the trucking busi-
ness, is a native of Austria and
has one child with another on the
way. (That accounts for the .5
children.)
The rest of the team, the inter-
viewed group said, have careers
ranging from postal worker to
kibbutznik, The team ranges in
age from 21 to 35. There are three
bachelors.
Most of the team excels in
more than one sport. That is
excels to the point of interna-
tional competition. Their other
sports include swimming, fen-
cing, table tennis, and field
events such as javelin, shot put
and discus.
The team consists of 12 mem-

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bers, and their entourage in-
cludes a coach, assistant coach
and medical attendant. Nine of
the twelve who are on this cur-
rent trip played in the 1976
Olympiad team in Toronto, where
Israel finished third. The Olym-
piad for the Disabled is held in
conjunction with the Olympics.)
In 1980 the Olympiad will be held
in the Netherlands instead of
Moscow because the Russians
have made no provisions for the
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Photo by Audrey Haubenstock
handicapped sports program.
Moshe Rashkes, who handles the
team's public relations, assumes
this is because the Russians do
not have much of a program
within their country for sports
participation for the disabled.
THEIR CURRENT trip will
take them to Miami and New
York before returning to Israel.
They will be traveling for three
and a half weeks. Before leaving
Russians Declare
No Soviet-Israel Ties
Seen on Horizon
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
"There are no signs at this point
for the resumption of Israeli-
Russian relations. Even the
release of Jews from Russian jails
does not indicate an improve-
ment of relations." So said
Alexander Bobin, head of a four-
man Soviet delegation invited to
Israel by the Communist-spon-
sored Israel-Russian Friendship
League, on their arrival here over
the weekend.
He said that if relations are to
be renewed there must first be a
comprehensive settlement in the
Middle East that guarantees
Israel's right to exist but also
satisfies the rights of the Pales-
tinians. Asked if the Soviet
authorities sent any message to
the Israeli government through
the delegation, Bobin replied,
Nyet.
THE OTHER members of the
group were Leonid Bernstein, a
former partisan fighter, and Yuri
Gershonov, dean of the foreign
language faculty at Moscow
University, both Jewish; and
Genadi Abdayev, of the Soviet
Institute for Cultural Relations
with Foreign Countries.
Bobin said no change in the
official attitude toward Soviet
Jewry should be deduced "from
the release of those you call
the Tampa area they hobed to
take in Disney World and pos-
sibly Busch Gardens. "That's the
advantage of being on Israeli
team." one member said and the
other agreed. "We have the Jew-
ish community looking out for
U8." Their Tampa arrangements
were handled by Gary Alter,
executive director of the Tampa
Jewish Federation.
The overall sponsoring or-
ganization is the Israel Aasocia
tion for Sports for the Disabled.
Under this umbrella there are two
distinct programs, one for civi-
lians and-on. for veterans. This
team is a civilian team from the
[Ian Sports Center for the Physi-
cally Disabled in Ramat Gan.
Rashkes explained, "I was
wounded in the War of Inde-
pendence and was the first presi-
dent of the Disabled Veterans of
the War of Independence. The
sports for the handicapped pro-
gram began with a program for
paraplegics but today includes all
type of disabilities including
blindness. The idea is to think of
your wheelchair as your horse.
On your horse you are ready to
play a variety of sports."
He went on to explain that Sir
Ludwig Guttman of England had
done pioneer work in this field,
and Israel based its program on
his work and then expanded the
field even further. "In Israel
sports for the disabled is very
well developed. One reason is
that Israel started the program
early. Another reason is philo-
sophically it blends with the con-
cept of Jewish solidarity. The
handicapped are not abandoned
but supported and helped to
return to life's circle.
"REMEMBER." Rashkes
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said, "the quality of life is very
important in Israel." He went on
to explain that rehabilitate
means to restore, to return.
"That's what we are doing
returning these people to lifej
full circle." ^
Asked about the Arab disabled
participating in these programs.
Rashkes responded that while
their participation is limited be-
. Arabs still think of the
handicapped at something to be
ashamed "t and many families
'till keep their .disabled at home
hidden awaj. there was an Arab
on the Israeli team which played
in the Holland International
games last year.
There are three degrees of dis
ability: confined, semi-confined
and able to walk. The team must
have a combination of these cate
gories, according to the world
rules. Points are assigned to each
category, and at no time may you
have a team which totals more
than 11 points. Confined rates
one point, semi-confined rates
two and able to walk rates three.
points. Therefore a team coulcr
not have more than three mem-
bers in the last grouping or it
would be over the limit. The
rating system was instituted to
help speed up the game which the
players themselves prefer. Too
slow a pattern of play is of little {
interest to them either.
Teams participating in the
tournament besides Israel, the
United States and the Nether-
lands are Great Britain. France,
Spain, Belgium, Canada and
Sweden. Argentina was entered
but withdrew at the last minute.
And the A to Z? That's their
names alphabetically. From Avie
toZvi!
Prisoners of Zion.' Referring to
seven of the 1970 Leningrad
hijack trial defendants who
arrived in Israel this month,
Bobin said: "Those people are
criminals. If people would have
tried to hijack an airplane in
Israel they would have been
treated as criminals. But the
Soviet government was humane
and released them." Meanwhile,
Leonid Slepak, 20, son of
Prisoner of Zion Vladimir Slepak,
arrived Sunday night in Israel
with his wife Olga, 19, and their
three-month-old daughter.
Young Slepak carried a
message from his father, who is
imprisoned in a work camp in
Siberia, calling on all aliya ac-
tivists in Israel to do their ut-
most to release him and bring
him to Israel.
YOUNG SLEPAK was due for
military service in the USSR two
years ago, but at the request of
his father he refused to enlist. His
father told him not to serve in an
army that was hostile to Israel.
Leonid left his Moscow home
and went underground. For two
years he lived in a village, where
he met Olga, and married her.
Thanks to the wonders of
Soviet bureaucracy, Leonid was
granted a visa to Israel, despite
his desertion from military
service. He explained Sunday
that in the USSR one govern-
ment agency did not interfere in
the affairs of another, and thus he
was able to get out. Shortly
before he left, he was given
permission to visit his im-
prisoned father.
Vladimir Slepak has been
waiting for a visa to Israel for 10
years. He was imprisoned for five
years half a year go, after he
demonstrated for immigration to
Israel.
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Friday, May 18,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
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Evidence Mounting
Khomeini Approved Execution of Elkanian
Continued from Page 1-A
Elkanian, a millionaire indus-
trialist, was one of seven
"enemies" of the regime executed
by firing squad in Teheran.
Rahim Ali Khorram, another
businessman described as a mil-
lionaire, was also shot. They
were, respectively, the only non-
Moslem or non-political persons
among the estimated 200 people
executed by the Khomeini regime
since it took power last February.
ELKANIAN'S trial by an
Islamic court began a week ago
Tuesday morning and ended late
Tuesday night. He was not per-
mitted assistance by an attorney.
He and the other six men sen-
tenced to death were executed in
the prison courtyard an hour
after the trial ended. Teheran
radio, broadcasting the news,
played up Elkanian's alleged
"Zionist and Israeli con-
nections."
IN ISRAEL, an Iranian-born
member of the Knesset, Moshe
Katzav, said that the execution
of Elkanian, whom he knew per-
sonally, could signal new dangers
for Iran's Jews. He said "it is not
too late" for Israel "to take both
orthodox and unorthodox ac-
tions" to get Jews out of that
country.
However, two other former
Iranian Jews now in Israel said
on a television news interview in
Jerusalm that Elkanian was
executed as a symbol of the old
regime and a former confidant of
the Shah, rather than as a Jew.
They did not believe his death
necessarily presaged anti-Jewish
persecutions by the Khomeini
regime.
NEVERTHELESS, the Israeli
government and the World
Zionist Organization expressed
deep concern that the execution
was tantamount to killing a Jew
because he is a Jew. Leon Dulzin,
chairman of the WZO Executive,
said, "We call on world public
opinion to alert Khomeini's men
to the serious consequences of
their deterioration into a path of
anti-Semitism. History proves
that all regimes which followed
that path were eventually
destroyed," he said.
He added, "To the Jews of Iran
we say: be strong, the Jewish
people stand behind you and will
not abandon you."
Meanwhile, American Jewish
leaders have expressed outrage
and shock at the execution of
Elkanian and said this wanton
act raises deep concern about the
fate of other Jews in Iran The
Jewish leaders, who condemned
the execution and the star-
chamber proceedings which led to
it, called upon President Carter,
Congress, and religious
organizations and human rights
groups in this country and
abroad to use every possible
resource to persuade Iranian
authorities to abandon their
ruthless practices.
AMONG THESE leaders were
Albert Chernin, executive vice
chairman, National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council; Jack Spitzer, B'nai
B'rith president; Richard Maass,
American Jewish Committee
president; Nathan Perlmutter,
national director, Anti-Def-
amation League of B'nai B'rith;
Howard Squadron, American
Jewish Congress president; Ivan
Novick, president, Zionist
Organization of America; Jacob
Sheinkman, president, Jewish
Labor Committee; Sarah Shane,
president, American Mizrachi
Women; and Richard Ravitch,
president, Jewish Community
Relations Council of New York.
In other actions, the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry and
some 200 high school and college
students in New York City held a
demonstration in front of the
Iranian Mission to the United
Nations. The Jewish Community
Relations Council of New York
conducted a citywide memorial
service to mourn the death of
Elka
Hadassah Groups Plan Joint Installation
The joint installation of Tampa
Chapter of Hadassah and the
A meet group, on Wednesday,
May 23 at 7 p.m. will feature
Terry H. Rapaport as the guest
speaker.
Terry (Mrs. Myron S.) Rapa-
port, of North Palm Beach, a
Florida Region Hadassah vice
president and 1978 conference;
chairman, has held many posi-i
tions in the Florida Region and|
virtually every position on the
local level in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
and Palm Beach. During her
three-year term of office as presi-
dent, the Palm Beach County
Chapter was reorganized from a
single chapter with a membership
of 700 to a chapter with six
groups with a membership of
2,400. For two years, she was
chairman of the chapter's "Big
Gifts Luncheon" "Angel of
Mercy Luncheon".
Terry was born and raised in
Wilmington, Del. She received a
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
from Beaver College. Upon her
marriage to Myron, a Naval
architect, she moved to Mamaro-
neck, N.Y. Florida has been their
home for the past 10 years. They
have three children Marc, 15;
Mason, 12; and Peggy, 10. Terry
and her daughter are three
generation life members of
Hadassah.
In addition to her Hadassah
positions, since coming to Flor-
ida, Terry has served on the
School Board of the Jewish Com-
munity Day School, local Cystic
Fibrosis Committee, and hasbeen
active in the League of Women
Voters, local Girl Scout troop,
and in her local schools. Cur-
rently she holds memberships in
Hadassah, Temple Israel, B'nai
B'rith Women, National Council
of Jewish Women, League of
Women Voters, Ballet Arts
Foundation, Allied Board of
Trade for Interior Design,
Women's Auxiliary of U.S.
Power Squadron, Science
Museum of Palm Beach.
The dinner to be held at Con-
gregation Rodeph Sholom will
feature Mark Anton entertaining
as his mother, Diane Anton, be-
comes president of Tampa Chap-
ter and Barbara Karpay becomes
president of Ameet Group.
Synagogue Directory,
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
2111 Swann Avenue 255-4371 or 251-4275 Rabbi Nathan Bryn
.Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyan
TEMPLE DAVID
2001 Swann Avenue*251-4215 Rabbi Samuel Mollinger Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Doily: morning and evening
minyan
CONGREGATION KOL AMI
885-3356 Allan Fox, President Services: first and third Friday of
each month at the Community Lodge, Waters and Ola, 8 p.m.
CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM (Conservative)
2713 Boyshore Boulevard 837-1911 Hazzan William Hauben
Services: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15
a.m.; Sunday, 9a.m.
CONGREGATION SCHAARAI ZEDEK (Reform)
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Frank Sundheim Services:
Fridoy, 8 p.m.
CHABAD HOUSE
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue 971-6768 or
985-7926 Rabbi Lazar Rivkin Rabbi Yakov Werde Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday morning services, 10 a.m., followed by a
kiddush. Shabbos meal follows services
HILLEL
Jewish Student Center, University of South Florida, 13422 Village
Circle, Apt. 121 988-7076 or 988-1234 Rabbi Mark Kram Ser-
vices: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
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Page 4
The Jewish Floridian ofTampa
Friday, May 18,19
Murder Isn't Parochial
The execution of Habib Elkanian, a dis-
tinguished leader of the Jewish community in Iran, is
shocking on its own terms. What makes it worse is
that the Ayatollah Khomeini's vow of friendship to
the Jewish community is now exposed for the lie it
was in the first place.
The tenuous distinction Khomeini makes be-
tween Jews and Zionism has conveniently opened the
door for him and his henchmen to wage war on any-
one they please to, for whatever reason and in
whatever manner.
The irony in Elkanian's case is that he is
reported by some of his intimate friends abroad to
have been a multi-million dollar contributor to the
Khomeini revolution which overthrew the Shah.
In the end, as we say, the execution is shocking
on its own terms. But more unfortunate is that the
unsophisticated may begin to swallow the Khomeini
propaganda about Iran's Jews and Zionism. They
may come to think of what is occurring in that un-
fortunate country today as a "Jewish issue," and
thus remain indifferent to the tragedy of Iran in the
same way that the gullible thought of Hitler Ger-
many as a "Jewish issue" exclusively, not as a moral
issue confronting mankind.
The tragedy of Iran is a human rights issue
central to the concern of all men and women of good-
will. The Khomeini regime is a blatantly oppressive
one. It has slaughtered men of all creeds and is
endeavoring to return all women to the shroud of the
Arabic veil.
What is occurring in Iran should not be in-
terpreted in parochial terms. That would make the
tragedy even more profound than it already iB.
New Mideast Sharpshooter
President Carter's appointment of Robert
Strauss to replace Alfred Atherton as Ambassador -
at-Large for Middle East negotiations surprised
everyone, including Strauss himself.
Observers were quick to offer several reasons for
the appointment. One is that Strauss would not
dispute White House policy as might someone from
the State Department, such as Atherton. Another is
that Strauss will seek to minimize confrontations be-
tween the Israelis and the President.
Finally some argue that Strauss, who is Jewish,
would be able to help Carter's standing in the Jewish
community during the 1980 presidential elections.
One or all of these reasons may be true. But the
President's bold move does make sense on the
grounds alone that the upcoming negotiations on
autonomy for the residents of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip will be even harder than the Egyptian-
Israeli peace treaty. Strauss, who is noted for his
freewheeling style, has demonstrated that he can
bring widely divergent sides together on tough
issues.
A Vatican Vow
At a time when there is so much talk of im-
proving relations between Jews and the Vatican and
Israel and the Vatican, it is most disturbing to
-observe the surreptitious manner in which the
Catholic Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, formerly of
Jerusalem, is attempting to insinuate his undesired
presence back into that city.
Capucci was arrested, tried and imprisoned by
Israel for running guns to Arab terrorists. It was
only as a consequence of the intercession of the
Vatican that Capucci was let out of prison. But that
was on the Vatican's vow that he would never be
assigned to churchly endeavor anywhere in the
Middle East.
History of a Diplomatic Blunder
THE RUSSIANS are now
using a multi-billion dollar base
in Vietnam built at the expense of
the American taxpayer and
abandoned intact by our "peace
agreement" with the Vietnamese
when the U.S. abandoned South-
east Asia to the Communists.
Highly-sophisticated Soviet
submarines are moving in and
out of the base daily in support of
Vietnames expansionism in Cam-
bodia and elsewhere.
It is this kind of activity that
the Chinese have taken to calling
Russian "hegemony" Russian
aspirations of influence and
dominion in the area.
DESPITE Chinese fearfulness
of these tactics, they have not
remained entirely deaf to recent
Soviet bids of renewed friendship
with Peking.
All of this hectic and seemingly
paradoxical activity is taking
place against a backdrop of the



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new Sino-American accord and a
Chinese bid for supersophis-
ticated American technology
wrapped in the chocolate Ex-Lax
liberalism of cultural exchange.
Despite these many
maneuvers, the Chinese maintain
a steadfast eye on Middle
Eastern affairs. They are. for
example, as concerned as we are
about an impending revolution in
Saudi Arabia styled along the
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For example, Israel million^
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economic and technical team to
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event reported by no less ,
reliable observer than Zeev
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Haantz.
The trip underscores China's
awareness that only Israel a
responsible for the slow-down of
Soviet ambitions in the Middle
East today. But if there is to be i
warming up between Israel and
China, it will have to be an uphill
struggle to achieve it.
For example, on January 9,
1950, three months after ttj
establishment of a Communist
regime in China, Israel formally
recognized the People's Republic,
thus becoming the first Middle
East nation and only the seventh
non-Communist nation to do so.
Almost immediately, Premie-
Chou En-lai sent a cable*
acknowledging Israel's action.
The cable, in addition, expressed
the hope that friendly relations
would shortly be established be-
tween the two countries.
BUT THE Israelis made a
tactical blunder. They did not
follow up on Chou's seeming
receptivity. Instead, they lay
back, choosing to avoid incurring
the American diplomatic dis.
pleasure that would surely result
from such an act.
Israel had a second chance at
the end of the Korean War. On
September 23, 1954, in an ad-
dress- before the National
People's Congress, Premier Chou
announced that negotiations
were being conducted to establish
"normal relations" with Israel.
In February, 1955, David
HaCohen, Israel's Ambassador
to Burma, took the initiative ano
led a trade mission to China,
during which the Chines agreed
Continued on Page 9-
Jewish Trips to Pyramids Are Shameful
Friday, May 18,1979
Volume 1
21
IYAR5739,
Number 7.
To paraphrase the poet,
American Jews rush in where
angels fear to tread. How else
explain what seems to be the un-
quenchable desire of American
Jews to rush off to Egypt and the
venality of those American Jew-
ish organizations which set up
tours for profit in encouraging
our Jews to rush to the banks of
the Nile to savor "intriguing local
dishes graciously served by
waiters dressed in colorful
turbans and galibiyat 7"
It is true, President Sadat's
Egypt has shattered the pattern
of decades and has formally
recognized the right of Jews to
live in Palestine and the right of
the State of Israel to exist.
He is as he has properly
been applauded for finally
coming to recognize those rights
and for acting on that recogni-
tion. So we have today a legal
state of peace between Egypt and
Israel for the first time since the
State of Israel was proclaimed.
BUT MAKE no mistake about
it: that legal declaration of a
state of peace does not auto-
matically mean that generations
of Arab anti-Jewish feeling, if not
hatred, has been removed with
the stroke of a pen or that we can
bask in the reflected atmosphere
of warm Egyptian-Israeli friend-
ship. With care, and delicate
regard for the sensitivities of
people, that friendship may
bloom in time, but that time is
not yet.
It may be that I am too long
remembering and too slow in for-
By
Victor M.
Bienstoek
giving. Just as I have never been
able to forget the Germany of
decades ago and the Holocaust
and to forgive the Germans of my
generation who were responsible
for Hitler and all his evils, so I
cannot forget the savage efforts
of the Egyptian Army to destroy
the Jews of Palestine in 1948.
Nor can I forget the treach-
erous Yom Kippur attack of 1973
an action that, morally, dif-
fered in no way from the Jap-
anese attack on Pearl Harbor
which President Roosevelt de-
nounced as "a day of infamy."
I HAVE NO animosity toward
the Egyptian people; I lived
among them for two years and
obtained some insight into their
difficult lives. I remember, too,
the hundreds of Jewish families I
encountered there whose fore-
bears had dwelled in the land for
generations in peace and har-
mony with their neighbors.
But. sadly, too, I remember
meeting many of them years
later, homeless, rootless, de-
spoiled exiles unable to adjust to
another world. I hope for the
Egyptian people that peace with
Israel will mean the beginning of
the end of the state of grinding,
degrading poverty which is the
reality for so many of them.
I hope that, in time, a genuine
friendship will develop between
the people of Israel and their
Arab neighbors, a peace in which
we as Jews in America will share
But that time is not yet, and cer-
tainly not in Egypt. There is an
Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, J
legalistic document over which
the legal experts toiled, which
carefully and precisely spells out
specific conditions to which the
governments of Egypt and Iaraa
must adhere.
THESE ARE legal condition!
not the relationahipa of friends. It
is a peace by the book and U*
Egyptians, so far, have insist*
on adherence to the text Tne
agreement provides for the return
of the entire Sinai Peninsula to
Egypt. In a gesture, I"*1"
turning over the town of El Anin
ahead of schedule. There aret
few Israeli families there f*
Egyptians insist they canwx
remain, even temporarily, once
Egypt takes over the town
There is even question whether
the Arabs of El Arish. whohr-
jobs with the Israelis, will be P*
milled to cross over the new m
to continue working at too*
jobs. The first Arab state to vow
condemnation of Israeli measur*
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is Egypt. The call for disc-*"*
of Jerusalem's future by the ai
summit conference was issued bj
the Egyptian Government
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Friday, May 18,1979
The.Jewish Floridian ofTafnpa
Page 5
I New Window Is Dedicated at Services
During services May 11 at
Temple Schaarai Zedek, a new
window in the foyer was formally
dedicated to the memory of
Rabbi David L. Zielonka.
The windows are based on the
verse Micah 6:8 "to do justly, to
love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God." These words were
Rabbi Zielonka's favorite Biblical
quotation. The middle window,
Mercy, was specifically dedicated
in memory of Rabbi Zielonka and
donated by his friends.
The three windows are in the
form of arches. The bottom sec-
tion, made mostly in blues,
greens and grays, represents the
Gates of Righteousness, the
translation of the name of Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek.
Above it is another arch made
mostly in yellows, oranges and
reds. This symbol represents the
rainbow, the symbol of compas-
sion and permeates the three
windows.
In the left upper corner of the
windows are the scales of justice
and in the right corner the
Hebrew word Hineni, which
means "Here I am." These words
represent Abraham's response to
God in connection with the storv
of the sacrifice of Isaac. It sym-
bolizes the historic willingness of
the Jew to serve God.
In the upper part of the middle
frame there is a suggestion of
flames moving toward heaven,
which represents the burning
bush. This symbolizes the Jewish
people, who despite all the burn-
ings have refused to be con-
sumed. Thus the eternity of
Judaism, the Jewish people, and
the basic ideals of Jewish religion
are combined in these three
windows.
The windows were designed by
Joe Tests-Secca, proTessor of art
at the University of Tampa.
Bat Mitzvah
Mia Rosenberg
Mia Eden Rosenberg, daughter of Madelyn and
Stanley Rosenberg, will be called to the Torah as
a Bat Mitzvah on May 18 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at
10 a.m. at Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Mia is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marvin
Rosenberg, Miami Beach, and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Berg, Toronto. This will be a festive week-
end for the family as Mia's brother, Jordan, will
be 21 on May 19, the day of his sister's Bat
Mitzvah.
A seventh grader at Blake Junior High, Mia is
active in Kadimah as well as Tampa Community
Theater. She also plays the piano. This summer
Mia will be a CIT at the Jewish Community Cen-
ter's Camp Yo-Tam.
Among the out-of-town guests attending will
be Mrs. Norman Shapiro. Hollywood, uncles
Richard Berg. Toronto, and Burton Rosenberg,
Miramar, and aunts Mrs. Benjamin Zoback. Long
Island and Mrs. Al Scheer, North Miami.
A brunch for the family and out-of-town guests
is being given in Mia's honor on Sunday by Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Troner at their home.
!
These new windows were installed in Temple Schaarai Zedek in
memory of Rabbi David L. Zielonka. ,Ph0, bV Audrey Haubenstock
Evacuation Move
El Arish Going Back to Egypt May 25
By DAVID LANDAU
And GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
High level Israeli and Egyptian
delegations met at. El Arish to
continue discussions on the
transfer of that northern Sinai
town to Egyptian sovereignty to
take place later this month. The
Egyptian delegation was headed
by Dr. Hassan Kama!, chief of
President Anwar Sadat's office.
He was received by Eliahu
Ben-Elissar, director general of
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin's office, who headed the
Israeli delegation. After con-
ferring briefly, the two men
boarded an Israel Air Force
helicopter for the short flight to
Military Government head-
quarters.
THE ISRAELI army will
evacuate El Arish on May 25.
Begin and Sadat will meet there
on Sunday, May 27, to formally
conclude the transfer. The talks
here concerned details of that
summit meeting. Technical
aspects of the transfer of
authority were discussed at the
same time by the joint Egyptian-
Israeli military committee. The
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committee is engaged in plotting
the transition border and is
continuing the search for- the
remains of Yom Kippur War dead
on both sides.
A civilian delegation from
Egypt arrived in El Arish
Monday to discuss fishing rights
in the off-shore waters after the
town reverts to Egyptian ad-
ministration. Fishing is the main
source of income in El Arish
which has a population of 45,000.
Many of the fishermen have
business ties with Israeli firms
and the discussions are aimed at
avoiding drastic changes that
may result from the transfer of
authority.
The El Arish fishermen want
to continue to sell their catch in
the Israeli market, and the Israeli
government concurs. But Cairo
may insist that the fish go to the
Egyptian market. An agreement
has been reached to allow some
5,000 El Arish workers to retain
their jobs in Israel.
MEANWHILE, El Arish is a
beehive of activity. An Egyptian
truck convoy arrived carrying
communications equipment and
equipment for the transfer
ceremonies. One of the first
projects will be to lay direct
telephone lines to Cairo.
Residents are painting their
houses for the ceremonies and
building 10-foot-high "Victory
Gates" superimposed with
photographs of Sadat.
Egyptian flags are flying
everywhere and decorate cars,
trucks and even bicycles.
Residents lined the streets today
to cheer the arriving Egyptian
delegates.
Begin and Sadat will fly from
El Arish to Beersheba and then
to Ben Gurion Airport where
they will board Sadat's plane for
a flight to Cairo. From there they
will fly back to El Arish. The
flight will be symbolic of the
inauguration of the first "air
corridor" between Israel and
Sgypt. But Israel authorities
stressed that the corridor would
not be opened immediately to
regular tourist traffic. It will be
used only by official planes
carrying government parties and
invited special groups. Normal
commercial flights are not ex-
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, May 18,1979
Confirmation Presents. .And Past
\
By ELAINE FANTLE SHIMBERG
I planned to be cool. supercool. After all, I have been to
hundreds of confirmations, or so it seems. They always are long,
held on the "hottest day I remember," and I always find a seat
directly in front of either a crying baby or a toddler who wants to
rub his her jelly-covered fingers on my shoulders.
On the scale of "Things to do on a Sunday afternoon" 1
rank confirmations far ahead of dance recitals, piano recitals
swim meets and track meets and somewhat behind plays
soccer games or sailing.
I have been content, at most
confirmations, to doze with my
eyes open until my friend's child or
that of a relative, stands to give
his / her original speech. I *m alert
for that, stir slightly in my seat
and then relax again as best I can
with the moppet behind me kicking
my chair.
This year was different. My
child was being confirmed. It was
nothing unexpected, of course. We
always had assumed that even-
tually it would happen unless the
\ rabbi really did do away with the
entire class, as I had heard him
mumbling under his breath he
might do. But although it was
expected, it caught me unaware.
Elaine Shimberg
I had heard the speech over and over. I knew it by heart and
could recite it myself in case of emergency. I made the usual
mother duckings about "writing thank-you notes before you
forget."
"C" day arrived almost before we knew it. We took our
seats (first row behind the upholstered ones). The crying baby
took her place directly in back of me. In that respect, this year
would be like all years. Her six-year-old brother sat on one side,
chomping his gum, and her teen-age brother (why wasn't he
being confirmed?) sat on the other side, cracking his knuckles.
The music started. We turned in unison to see the young-
sters marching in, wearing white robes. Suddenly my throat felt
tight. They looked so young ... so sweet. They marched down
the aisle in perfect rhythm to the music, the girls holding tightly
to their flowers and wobbling slightly on their spike heels .
and the boys, looking so freshly scrubbed and strangely serious.
Everyone, even one boy I almost didn't recognize without his
torn football jersey and cutoffs, looked relaxed and confident.
My child walked by. I felt a wave of time pass over me. Had
16 years flown by so quickly? Was it possible that this almost-
adult was the same under-six-pound package I had been handed
that April day in 1963?
I felt myself falling further backwards in time ... to my
own confirmation. There were just three of us, all girls. We were
10, 13 and 16. We had no regular rabbi in Fort Dodge, Iowa, so
the 37 Jewish families there waited until they has "a group" to
confirm. Our trio was that group.
My memories of that occasion are blurred. All I remember
is the night before, staring into the mirror andI wishing I was
prettier and "more mature" looking. My straight hair, curiea
nightly with bobbi-pins. now hung limply on e.ther side of my
head, draming my face like two goal posts.
"Maybe if it were a littler shorter, "I thought chmg for
some scis'sors. I snipped a little off the bangs. Then I runmed
tho Ipft side then the right. By the time my parents returned
home. I was sobbing on my bed. My hair looked as though my
head had been caught in an early model of the Cuisinart. I lifted
my puffy eyes up towards my mother.
"What will we do?" I cried. (Note the use of the editorial
"we I had learned to place guilt even at that tender age.)
Mother kept a calm exterior. Years later (I think it was last
year) she admitted that she had wanted tejangle me, but
realized that really would't have helped. She looked at what was
left of my hair.
Its short." she said at last. (If nothing else, she always
had a good eye.) And she was a realist. "Well have to do
something about it."
The years have erased whether or not my relief came from
the fact that I could, indeed, be confirmed, that Mother will do
something" ... or if I just didn't want to have to return the
presents.
She stood there, staring at my head with its little bits of
hair sticking out all over. I looked back at her, tears running
down my cheeks. Finally she turned and left the room. Shecame
back with a box. "Sit in that chair," she commanded. I did .
and she proceeded to make little pin curls all over my cropped
head. It was well past midnight when she finished.
"Will it work?" I asked tearfully.
"It will have to." she answered firmly. And with the con-
fidence that children have in their parents in times of need, I
believed her.
The next morning, she brushed my hair out. It was soft and
full, a poodle cut. "If it's good enough for Mary Martin in South
Pacific, it's good enough for you on your confirmation, she
said.
And it was. I remember feeling pretty, adult and "okay."
also remember, with insight that comes only at this writing, that
I never thanked her for "saving the day." I just took it for
granted she would.
Now I see my child, confident and feeling good. The speech
I've heard dozens of times in our kitchen sounds different
coming from the pulpit. It's the end of formal religious training
. .but, God willing, it's the continuation of living Judaism in a
day-to-day way.
Another generation of our family has been confirmed. A
continuation another link in between the past and the
present, giving hope for the future. God bless our children.
Elaine Fantle Shimberg is a Tampa free-lance writer. Her
book, "Babies and By-Lines: How to Be a Housewife Author,"
will be published by Writers Digest Books this fall. Her work
has appeared in Glamour, Seventeen, Lady's Circle, Screen
Stars and many other magazines. She is co-host of "Women's
Point of View," a local monthly television show. She is married
and has five children.
NOW Drop-off
Box Discontinued
Tampa Section, National
Council of Jewish Women an-
nounces the discontinuing of the >
drop-off box in the parking lot of
the Jewish Community Center as
of June 1.
Donations of clothing, linens,
glassware, appliances and furni-
ture are still urgently needed.
Call Lois Tannen (833-6131) or
Fran Bernstein (833-2102), and
they will arrange to have your
articles picked up. If you have
furniture to donate, call the
Thrift Shop directly (223-2895).
The hours of operation are
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday
through Friday. Donations will
be picked up at your convenience.
All donations to the Thrift Shop
are income tax deductible.
Leaders Plan
Dinner
The Young Leadership Cabinet
of Tampa Jewish Federation will
conclude its year with a covered
dish dinner at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, May 26 at 7 p.m.
Also included in the evening's
agenda will be Israeli music and
dancing led by Merri Robinson
and a slide presentation on a
Young Leadership Mission to
Israel.
Planning the evening are Jane
Rosenthal and Lili Kaufman.
JCC Swim Team
The first workout for the Jew-
ish Community Center swim
team will be Sunday, May 27,
from 1-2:30 p.m. Children five
years and older are eligible. Par-
ents are requested to attend be-
cause meets, practices, and other
information will be discussed.
For further information call
Dennis Thro at the center, 872
4451.
Swim Lessons
Through June 15 cost for
private swim lessons at the Jew-
ish Community Center will be
reduced from $6 to $5 for mem-
bers and $7.50 to $6.50 for non-
members.
\n
Terrorism Rampant
Lag B'Omer Bomb Blast in Tiberias
TEL AVIV (JTA) -
A bomb blast in the
crowded main street of
Tiberias killed two people
and injured 37 Monday
afternoon. Five of the
injured, reported in serious
condition, were rushed by-
helicopter to the Rambam
Hospital in Haifa after the
facilities at nearby Poriya
Hospital proved inadequate
for the emergency surgery
required. Most of the other
injured were treated at
Poriya.
According to police, the bomb
exploded at 3 p.m. local time in a
trash can chained to a telephone
pole just as a local bus passed by.
Several passengers were among
the casualties.
EIGHT ambulances from the
Red Magan David first aid
station were on the scene in
minutes to evacuate the
wounded. Police cordoned off the
area, and after a search for ad-
ditional bombs, the road was
reopened to traffic.
The latest terrorist outrage
was apparently timed to coincide
with, the beginning of the Lag
B'Omer festival when thousands
of Orthodox Jews come to
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Tiberias to pay homage to Rabbi
Meir Baal Hanes whose tomb is
located there or pass through the
town on the way to Miron, near
Safad where another sage. Rabbi
Shimon Bar Yochai, is buried.
II agalil Street, the main
thoroughfare in Tiberias on the
shores of the Sea of Galilee, is
also on the highway leading to
Miron. The street was jammed
with vehicles and pedestrians as
were the municipal gardens
directly opposite the site of the
explosion.
LAG B'OMER began officially
at 1 p.m., and by then tens of
thousands of pilgrims had estab-
lished themselves in a tent city
on the slopes of Mt. Miron,
protected by police and army
first aid stations. Thousands
more continued to pour into
Tiberias despite the tragedy.
Meanwhile, funeral services
were held in Netanya Monday for
Pinhas Papiashvilli, 27, who was
killed last Thursday in an ex-
plosion at a military industries
&lant near Ramot Hasharon. His
ody was found buried in the
rubble. Papiashvilli, a resident of
Netanya, is believed to be the
only fatality in the blast which
injured nine workers and six
children at a nearby school. The
explosion, described officially as
an accident, has aroused fear and
anger among people living near
the plant.
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Schaarai Zedek Confirmation Set Sunday
Augusta; Michael A. Barkin, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Barkin;
Terri Brodsky, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Sidney Brodsky;
Caroline Lee Falk, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Falk;
Stacy Fernandez, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Tony Fernandez.
Also Elise Sharon Gruman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Gruman; Bradley N. Haas,
son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Haas;
Alyssa Jaye Horn, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sid Horn; Mitch L.
Jacobson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bennett Jacobson; Anne Alison
Krawitz, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sherman Krawitz; Julie
Ann Lasky, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Lasky; Karen S.
LeBov, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald LeBov; and Carmela M.
Lilienfeld, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Lilienfeld.
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
will hold confirmation services
Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. Im-
mediately following the services a
(reception will be held in honor of
the confirmands.
Confirmation is the ceremony
symbolizing the completion of
the students' formal religious
training. It is held at the end of
the tenth grade near Shavuot
which this year is June 1.
Rabbi Frank Sundheim of
Congregation Schaarai Zedek
said he viewed confirmation as
confirming a reservation. "It is
as though a reservation were
made on behalf of the child by the
parents. Now, the child stands
before the Torah on Shavuot and
confirms that reservation."
Members of the 1979 5739
Confirmation Class are: Steven
B. Aronow, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Aronow; David R.
Augusta, son of David A.
Ivory Coast Envoy Hopes
For Africa-Israel Ties
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Addressing a World Jewish Con-
gress group here, the Ivory Coast
Ambassador to the United
Nations, Amoa-kon -Kdjampan
Thiemele, expressed the hope
that the peace treaty between
Israel and Egypt and all sub-
sequent decisions would be
followed by the eventual
restoration of diplomatic
relations between African
countries and Israel.
"Israel has maintained good
commercial relations with many
African countries, including the
Ivory Coast, even without dip-
lomatic relations," he said.
THIMELE DOUBTED that
the radical Arab members of the
Organization of African Unity
(OAU), notably Algeria and
Libya, would succeed in carry-
ing out the Baghdad resolution to
expel Egypt from the OAU.
Egypt was above all an African
country, he said, and African
countries were therefore likely to
show solidarity with it in its
peace efforts.
Libya's incursions into
Uganda and Chad, which have
violated the principle of
territorial integrity, would
probably affect the views of
many African countries south of
the Sahara in relation to the
Middle East conflict, he said.
And, Lawrence M. Linick, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Linick;
Bruce Messerman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jerome Messerman; Lisa
Ellen Meyer, daughter of Mrs.
Carole Wolfe; and Arnold
Meyer; Karen Leslie Shimberg,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Man-
dell Shimberg; Richard E. Shim-
berg, son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Shimberg; Lynette Robin Solo-
mon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mandel Solomon; Andrew Louis
Taub, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Taub; Adam Waltzer, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Arthur Waltzer; and
David Wolf, son of Fred Wolf.
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{Call me about your social news at 872-4470.)
We just had to tell you about 18-year-old Linda Latter,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Latter. Linda is the first teenager
ever employed by Rodeph Sholom Sunday School to teach
Hebrew, which she does four days,a week.
Linda began learning Hebrew!
when she attended the Hillell
School, where she had the dis-
tinction of being in the school's
first graduating class. In addition,
Linda spent last summer in Israel
as part of the Camp Raman!
program. As a graduating senior
from Plant High School this year,
Linda has made plans to attend j
Emory's Oxford College in Oxford,
Ga., in the fall. Our con-
gratulations on all of your achieve-
ments, Linda! v Linda Latter
Congratulations to Steven Buchman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bookie Buchman, who was awarded the game ball in his Little
League team playoffs for hitting 3-for-3. Steven is a member of
the Tampa Bay Yankee Little League team (Minor League
Division). The playoffs were for the championship of the first
half of the season. The rest of Steven's time is occupied with
attending St. Mary's School where he is in the third grade.
Hooray to Nancy Glickman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrie
Glickman, who was recently installed into Phi Beta Kappa at
the University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill). Nancy, a
graduating senior with a major in child psychology, plans to
train at a Montessori school in Atlanta this fail, following her
graduation.
Three cheers to Jules Knabei who was unopposed as a can-
didate in House District 70 for the "silver-haired" Legislative
Delegation. Jules will be going to Tallahassee for a week in July.
With the Chaitowa, involvement is a family affair. Pauline
Chaitow is beginning the second year in her two-year term as
president of Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood, and husband Leo
Chaitow was recently re-elected to serve a second year as
president of Rodeph Sholom Men's Club.
Serving with Pauline on her Sisterhood board are Lizzie
Berger, honorary president; Lilian Barron, Elaine Gotler,
Gladys LeHman and Elaine Vkkrs, vice presidents; Bernice
Starr, corresponding secretary; Sandy Tnrkel, financial
secretary; Nina Bernstein, recording secretary; Ruth Buchman,
treasurer; and Lynn Greenberg, auditor.
Serving with Leo on his Men's Club board are Gerald Taylor,
president-elect; Ron Reed, program vice president; Neil
Fabricant, membership vice president; Arthur Viders, financial
secretary and treasurer; and Art Skop, corresponding secretary.
At the Annual Congregational meeting at 7:30 p.m. on June
3, the nominating committee of Congregation Schaarai Zedek
will present the following slate of officers and trustees: Lilly an
Osiason, president; Stanley Rosenkranz, vice president; Dr.
Martin Adelman. secretary; Millie Woolf, treasurer; and Buddy
Cutler, financial secretary.
Trustees to be nominated are James Shimberg, Richard Levi,
Dr. Carl Zielonka, Carolyn Heller, Dr. Ann Dolgin, Barry Elkin
and Dr. Michael Mendelsohn.
Following the annual meeting, the Temple's Hospitality Com-
mittee (headed by Richard Levi) will give a cordial and dessert
party to honor the outgoing and incoming officers and trustees.
Co-chairmen for this party are Terrell Hameroff and Leslie
Aidman.
Don't miss Rodeph Sholom's Annual Art Auction on
Saturday, May 26, at the synagogue. A preview will begin at 7
p.m. while wine and cheese is being served, and the auction will
commence promptly at 8 p.m. Jay Weisman, who at one time
was a professional auctioneer, will be at the helm. For the first
time, Rodeph Sholom is using a local gallery. Wallers, for the
paintings and sculpture to be auctioned off. Roul Lopez and
Henry Parrish of Waller's Art Gallery are assisting co-chairmen
Rieva Bobo and Sandy Turkel in arranging for this event.
Just a comment: Saturday night. May 5, Alice Rosenthal and
her committee put on an absolutely terrific "party for peace," at
the Jewish Community Center, to kick off the Israel Indepen-
dence Day celebration. The homemade Cuban sandwiches and
mouth-watering array of desserts were delicious, and the
auditorium was literally transformed into a lush, tropical garden
(complete with a chirping bird) through the efforts of Sue
Greenberger and her decorations committee. Yet too few of the
Tampa Jewish community showed up to enjoy and support this
eyat. Those who did not come missed a truly warm and fun-
filled evening. A particularly special moment came when the
band played their '50's medley and everyone started dancing the
"twist", including members of the Israeli and Spanish Handi-
capped Basketball Teams (who surprised us all by being
marvelous dancers wheelchairs and all!) So if we're fortunate
enough to have another such affair next year don't deny
yourself the privilege of being a part of it.
Meet Jackie and Alien Junaa and their four-year-old daughter,
Nicole, who moved to Tampa from Miami six months ago. Al is
a buyer and supply manager for the Marriott Corporation (in-
flight division). Jackie and Al, who were both raised in Grand
Rapids, Mich., have also lived in Maryland and Chicago. Jackie
is very active in the Jewish Community Center pre-school ac-
tivities where her daughter is in the Red Room. Al enjoys tennis
and swimming in his spare time. The Junases, who live in
Country Place, said that they have found Tampa to be a very
warm and friendly community.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday,'May 18, 1979
Arab Women Know Their Place
But They Are All PLO on W. Bank, No Mistake
Continued from Page 1
much harder. "Parents do not
foresee the difference that educa-
tion will make in their daughters'
whole outlook, the gulf that will
inevitably be created."
"We have our minds freed by
education, and then we are forced
to marry the one whom our par-
ents select for us," one young
woman said. "My parents blame
my education when I refuse to
fetch water for my brother, to
cook and clean for him. But it's
toolate." ,
IN SPITE of their verbal
rebelliousness, the majority of
women students were not pre-
pared to make the sacrifices it
takes to gain their freedom.
Susan, with a red gold chignon
and blue eyes that changed from
sad to laughing and back again,
had just broken up with her boy-
friend.
THERE WAS attractive,
black haired Flora Lahham, lec-
turer in English language, who
only began to develop her own
personality after graduation.
Expected to marry on completing
her studies, she had decided to
put that off for a while in order to
do all the things she wanted to do
and would not be able if she were
married. Not surprisingly, how-
ever, she found that there were
very few men in her society with
whom she was now willing to
share her life. In her late twen-
ties, she has recently returned
from nine years study abroad to a
society that prizes early marriage
and in which she feels completely
at odds. Yet it is with this
society, too, that she feels an
emotional link.
"No, I don't regret the way of
life I have chosen," said Lahham
thoughtfully. "For me life has
been so rich; I have done so many
things compared with other Arab
women participated in a thea-
ter group, edited a newspaper."
Lahham has been unconventional
in many ways, and yet has re-
tained the respect of her society.
Unlike her women students,
she is not afraid to talk to men in
public, to invite them home, but
the friendship always is platonic.
"FREE SEX would be
unhealthy in my society. Women
are not respected who do that,"
Lahham explained. "I may have
my own personal reservations
about this, but if I want the
respect of the community, and to
be given their daughters to edu-
Chinese Student Wins Contest
For Jewish Heritage Poster
NEW YORK (JTA) A lG-year-old Chinese-
American student at the High School of Art and Design,
Steven Chang, submitted the design that was selected for
this year's Jewish Heritage Week poster. He portrayed a
Star of David through which black and white hands are
clasped, surrounded by an olive branch.
The other entries submitted by students of various
ethnic backgrounds Dominican, Haitian, Puerto Rican,
and Black were of exceptional quality, according to
Attorney General Robert Abrams, chairman of the Jewish
Heritage Week Advisory Council, "making the choice
from among the excellent entries most difficult."
All of the final entries will be put on display at City
Hall and Hall of the Board of Education during Jewish
Heritage Week, Apr. 30 to May 4, and will later tour the
city.
"I just do not have the force to
break with my family in order to
marry whom I choose," she said.
"We Arabs are too close to our
family for that." In a student t
situation, these girls feel them-
selves tantalized by the breath of
freedom, options, ideas that most
of them will not pursue.
Among the faculty, however,
there were women who had made
their own decisions, even at the
risk of cutting themselves off
from their society. There was
Michaeli, from an upper-middle-
class background, who had mar-
ried a villager much younger than
herself who took equal share in
the cooking and housework.
Community Calendar
May 18
Congregation Kol Ami Special Children's Service 8 p.m. Com-
munity Lodge, corner of Waters and Ola Congregation Schaarai
Zedek Confirmation Consecreation Service 8 p.m.
May 20
Jewish Community Center Family Fun Day 11 a.m. to4p.m. 'Con-
gregation Schaarai Zedek Confirmation 2 p.m. Congregation
Kol Ami Family Picnic Phillipe Pork Chabad House Jewish
Student Center USF Bagel and Lox Brunch 11 a.m., 252E
University Center Program: Ronald Reed, "Marriage, The
Challenge of Today"
May 23
Hadassah Installation Dinner 7 p.m. Rodeph Sholom Synagogue
May 25
Intercongretational Sabbath Sponsored by Congregations Beth
Israel, Kol Ami, Rodeph Sholom, Schaarai Zedek, ond the Tampa
Rabbinical Association at Rodeph Sholom Synagogue 815 p m
NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THESE INDIVIDUAL SYNAGOGUES
EXCEPT FOR THE JOINT SERVICE AT RODEPH SHOLOM
May 26
Rodeph Sholom Art Auction preview 7 p.m., auction 8 p.m. at
Rodeph Sholom Synagogue Young Leadership Cabinet Cookout -
Jewish Community Center 7 p.m.
cate, I go strictly by the rules. Of
course I could always go away
... I think about that some-
times But it's here I feel
productive; here I get results.
"In the West, just because
there are so many civil rights for
women, everything is so easy
the individual herself has not had
to fight, and is not so liberated
really. But the worst thing is the
loneliness, because I am dif-
ferent, although these are still my
people."
Michaeli also insisted that
feminist activity was going on
.under cover. "Everything must
take place nowadays within the
conventional framework of
women's philanthropic societies
groups for embroidery, basket-
weaving, and such nonsense, she
said. "But at least, through these
means, the way is left wide open
to give these women new skills
and an exposure to feminist
issues."
VISITING THE Society of
In'ash El-Usra, a women's wel-
fare organization near Ramallah,
was like stepping back into a pre-
vious century. Mrs. Khalil and
Rima Tarazzi, the voluntary
organizers of the Society, were
dressed in long sensible tweed
skirts and sweaters of Scottish
wool. Both women were in their
late forties; their children had left
home and, having no need to
work for a living, they devoted
more unpaid labor to running the
Society than most women do to
any career.
Tarazze came from a cultured
family. Her brother, the presi-
dent of Birzeit University, had
been deported by the Israeli mili-
tary authorities for "political
activity."
Her aunt, Nabia Nasir, had
opened Birzeit originally as a
high school which, as part of the
family tradition, Tarazze herself
had attended. She had then taken
a degree in psychology at the
American College of Beirut and
had studied music in France for
two years under teachers from
the Paris Conservatoire. In time
left over from the domestic duties
involved in being married to a
neurosurgeon, Tarazze played the
piano and occasionally she com-
posed.
It was difficult to associate
bombs or terrorism either with
her, or with the motherly gentle-
looking Khalil, who claimed to
have been in prison six times "for
speaking as honestly as I am to
you now.
"We are all PLO here." this
matronly woman said simply
"Our institution may be
as a weltare center in the bro-
chure, but we could not publish
our real aims."
A DICHOTOMY exists be
tween these women's life-styles
and their avowed opinions, and
the movement of progress they
are seeking to foster. Themselves
without a career, they are
training their students for econ-
omic independence, while not
being sufficiently conscious of
the larger implications of what
they are doing.
In'Ash El-Usra boasts five
vocational and four productive
centers, as well as a Center for
Day Care so that mothers can
work while their children are
looked after on the premises. I
visited classes for machine-
knitting, rug-knotting,
Arabic English typing, and
toured the home-economic center
where women prepared cakes,
cheese, and preserves which are
then sold to help make the Socie-
ty self-supporting. I met up with
Tarazze in the Beauty Parlor.
"Better that I go here than to
some glamorous salon in Jeru-
salem," she said "I know where
my money ought to go."
During a recent trip to the
United States. Tarazze had been
dumbfounded at the havoc she
claimed Women's Liberation had
wrought upon the structure of
society.
"In Europe, in America, the
family is torn apart. And you call
that an enviable state of affairs?
Here there is a place for everyone.
The man supports his grand-
mother, his mother-in-law, his
aunt, as much as he does his own
wife and children. There it's
everyone for himself."
In her society. Tarazze
claimed, women were happier
precisely because they did not
look out for personal happiness. ^
"A mother, she is the foundation
of her family, therefore of her so-
ciety." If a woman happened not
to love her husband that was
not the end of the world. She
would not break up with him on
that account, because the other
links her married status made
available to her within her society
were too important to her.
(Among the Arabs only the hus-
band can initiate divorce, and he
has automatic custody over the
children.)
"I'VE GOT a friend in the
States a woman of 4*. unmar-
ried, an interior decorator, top in
her field. Her mother died during
my stay. She told me she would ^?
have to go and see a psychiatrist.
Imagine ... in our society that
couldn't exist. All of us have
relatives, friends; she was cut off
from everything."
Khalil and Tarazze were grad-
ualist in their approach to the
creation of a new society: "If we
throw out everything, if we de-
stroy everything, what will we
start from after doing away with
our humanity? No. we must de-
velop gradually, meanwhile
maintaining the social structure
and keeping the good tradition
alive."
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
Leo MindlJM
History of a Diplomatic Blunder
Continued from Page 4
to follow up with a trade mission
of their own to Israel shortly
thereafter.
IT NEVER occurred. Two
months later, in April, 1955,
Israel proposed that relations be-
tween the two countries be
[formally established. But the
| previous hesitancy had taken its
I toll. Peking never even
acknowledged the proposal.
Furthermore, in that
very
month came the disastrous All-
Asian Bandung Conference,
where China apparently decided
that it would be more in her
interest to strengthen her con-
tacts with the Arabs; and in a
short period of time Peking
accords with Egypt, Syria and
Yemen were announced.
When Britain and France
joined Israel in the luckless Sinai-
Suez War of 1956, the Chinese
promptly branded Israel as a
"lackey" of U.S. imperialism
and, except for such propa-
gandists catchwords as
"lackey," it would be hard to
argue that the Chinese were
entirely wrong. Wasn't the
Israeli failure to strike in the
cause of friendship while the dip-
lomatic iron was hot largely
governed by Israeli fears of
antagonizing the U.S.?
IT IS, of course, a matter of
memory if not history that China
was absolute in its support of the
Arab cause in the Six-Day War of
Jewish Trips to Pyramids Are Shameful
Continued from Page 4
medieval markets and
wars (BARGAINS!)".
What makes them believe that
rgains are the balm my Jewish
jl needs or that my haggling
bargains in the Souk will
t-ance the cause of Arab-Jew-
i amity?
The circular offers me, further,
chance to help the "small,
Cimated and newly hopeful"
nish community form a
tyan in the Cairo Great Syna-
ae probably the only valid
(son offered for an American
to visit Egypt today. The
rs offered do not include one
the properties expropriated
Egyptian Jews when they
te driven into exile after the
rs of 1948,1956 and 1967. That
would take longer than the
|ire period allowed for the
net.
fEACE WILL come some day
veen Arab and Jews. It will
elop gradually, and it will
c about through face-to-face
ftings of Israeli and Egyptian
i and women who, despite all,
so much in common, parti -
rly the suffering and hard-
)s of the last three decades. It
not be advanced by camera-
rying American Jews
ending in droves on the
|ifc, looking for bargains.
lerican Jews have a role to
Iform; it is to be as supportive
possible of Israel and the
peks at this special, crucial
nent in history when they
\e put their security if not
}r very existence on the line.
do not help them by aban-
ling our dignity and our self-
:t by dashing off to a coun-
which, for 31 years, con-
red the term "Jew" ana-
la and would not let us in
ss we denied our Jewish
jn.
don't believe that an Ameri-
I Jew must bestride a camel or
j up the Nile to attain eternal
as the Moslem must make
naj to Mecca. If any of us feel
npelling urge to cruise the
f, there will be enough time
Wi there is a genuine re-
tiliation between Egypt and
el. Meanwhile, why rush the
8?
th was not permitted to
rid.
[can understand why Egypt,
pite the peace treaty, must
a public anti-Israeli stance
show the world that it is
patriotically Arab than
Arabs. Signing of the
py has made Egypt a pariah
J moat of its neighbors, and
pt must prove itself. I can
stand that, but I cannot
i it an indication of a will for
MY desk is a circular from
Itional Jewish organization
fh screams out: "We waited
rs. Now, don't wait another
It tells me that "the
ric moment is now!" and
[I must not delay a moment
king my reservations for an
Israeli-Egyptian tour which is
now "without a doubt, the
newest, hottest, the most excit-
ing 'in' trip." It offers me sight-
seeing which includes "an ancient
miracle-a-minute (the inscrutable
Sphinx, the majestic pyramids,
the towering temples of Luxor
and Karnak, the eternal Nile, the
Moorish architecture of Cairo and
Massive Memorial
Recalls Jewish Victims
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
And BARBIE ZELIZER
TEL AVIV (JTA) A
massive memorial assembly for
the six million Jewish victims
and the survivors who fought
against the Nazis was held at
Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot
the Ghetto Fighters Kibbutz as
part of Martyrs and Heroes Re-
membrance Day.
It was attended by thousands
of Holocaust survivors, students
and school children. President
Yitzhak Navon, who addressed
the rally, stressed the need for
total unification of the nation and
the elemination of specific lands-
manschaften organizations of
Jews from the same cities, towns
or countries abroad.
THE ENEMY, he said, does
not differentiate between Jews
who speak Ladino or those who
speak Yiddish. The Jews from
Salonika were driven to the gas
chambers together with Jews
from Poland, Russia or Hungary.
The enemy makes no distinctions
between Jew and Jew. "Let us
not differentiate between our-
selves. The call of the hour is to
unite," Navon said.
The assembly was preceded by
a day of solemn mourning, during
which all places of entertainment
were closed, and flags were flown
at half-mast. A memorial siren
was sounded in the morning,
bringing traffic to a halt and
signaling people throughout the
country to bow their heads in
respect:
Earlier in the day, a memorial
sculpture by Nandor Galid, one
of Yugoslavia's most renowned
sculptors, was dedicated at Yad
Vashem in Jerusalem in the pres-
ence of Education Minister
Zevulun Hammer. "The Holo-
caust stands before us as a note
of warning," he said. "It points
out that we must always remain
aware of and be sensitive to any
attempt anywhere to denigrate
human lives. We, of all people,
may sharpen our awareness to
such atrocities."
A central memorial service at
Jerusalem's Yad Vashem, con-
ducted last night in the presence
of Navon and Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, marked the
beginning of Remembrance Day.
"The destruction of millions of
Jews was parallelled by no other
in the history of mankind," Begin
told the hundreds present at the
public assembly. "But it has
showed us that our history is a
circle. We rise and fall. We are
freed and oppressed ... a circle
of construction, destruction,
renewal, enslavement, uprisings
and victory."
THE PRIME Minister called
on the nation to look to Masada
as an example which should no
longer be followed. "We must
now ensure that there will be no
more destruction. No more
Madada. Let us look instead to
Modiin. No more destruction
with honor. Rather honor with
victory," he said.
Begin's address was followed
by the chanting of kaddish and
El Moleh Rahamim. The cere-
mony closed with the kindling of
six beacons in memory of the six
million Jews who perished during
the Holocaust. Nearly a thousand
Holocaust survivors, new immi-
grants, tourists, and others
attended the service.
June, 1967. Still, a break seemed
in the cards. China's Cultural
Revolution had led to Peking's
realization that if it was to make
technological and industrial
progress of a significant order, it
could only come from the
capitalist nations of the West,
not from Moscow, including, of
course, countries like Japan and
Israel.
In addition, Peking used this
perception to emphasize its
growing displeasure at an equally
growing Soviet thrust for
dominion in Southeast Asia. A
consequence was the first break
in China's anti-Israel policy'
dating from 1950-1954.
For example, beginning in mid-
1971, there were renewed reports
of low-level contacts between
Chinese and Israeli officials.
Lados Lederer documented the
contacts in the London Observer
of July 24, 1971, in an article
entitled "Now Mao Woos Mrs.
Meir." Three days later, in the
Daily Telegraph appeared a com-
mentary on "Israeli Leader in
First Talks with Chinese."
THE LEADER referred to was
Eli Ben Gal, a member of the left-
wing Mapam Party, who it was
alleged had met with Chinese
diplomats at the Chinese
Embassy in Paris on July 24.
Furthermore, the gist of these
articles, and of others like
it, was that it was the Chinese
who had approached Israel
through Rumanian Deputy
Foreign Minister G. Macovescu.
The Daily Telegraph report
stressed the Chinese Achilles heel
in its initiative which was
irreconcilable with its pro-Arab
policies the Soviet Union's
"expansionist tendencies" and
Peking's awareness of Israel's
unique role in containing the
Soviets in the Middle East.
But the Peking People's Daily
promptly branded the reports as
"lies and deliberately fabricated
to confuse public opinion." At
the time, the Chinese were ap-
parently more worried about
being branded an enemy of the
expansionist than they were
determined to oppose the expan-
sionism itself.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph
on August 14, 1971, David Floyd
reported that Peking took
anxious notice of the fact that the
Soviets had been angered by the
stories published in Jury about
the meetings with the Israelis in
Paris and had reported their dis-
PLO in Mexico Disturbs Jews
MEXICO CITY (JTA) -
The Jewish community here is
deeply disturbed by the visit to
Mexico several days ago of a
delegation of the Palestine
Liberation Organization which
became the occasion for an
upsurge of anti-Israel, anti-
American and anti-Egyptian
propaganda.
The PLO group was the guest
of the Mexican Communist Party
(PCM) which sponsored their
public appearances including a
press conference.
THE DELEGATION included
the Palestinian poet M ah mud
Darwish and Abdel Rahman,
editor of the magazine "Pales-
tine," who charged that "Ameri-
can imperialism is developing a
conspiracy against the Palestin-
ian people to liquidate freedom of
movement and promote the
Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty in
order to surround Syria and help
(President Anwar) Sadat against
isolation in the Arab world."
Sergio Nudelstejer, secretary
general of the Central Jewish
ommittee of Mexico and repre-
sentative of the American Jewish
Committee in Mexico and Central
America, reported on the activi-
ties of the PLO visitors and then-
leftist supporters.
He noted that the PCM and
other left-wing political move-
ments have been legalized and
may participate in the next
parliamentary elections to be
held July 1.
IN THEIR propaganda they
always stress the struggle of the
"Palestinian people against Zion-
ist imperialism," Nudelstejer
said.
pleasure in Tass.
AS IP TO emphasize that no
change in its anti-Israel policy
had occurred at all, Peking
remained indifferent when the
United Nations voted to admit
Red China, and Israel cast an
unreserved "yes" vote.
Deputy Chinese Foreign
Minister Chiao Kuan-hua replied
in the General Assembly: "We
have never recognized Israel, nor
have had any contact with it
since the founding of the People's
Republic of China.''
This did not mollify the
Soviets, who continued to make
allegations about Chinese-Israeli
"collusion" in the Middle East
and coupling Zionism with
"Maoism. Somehow, Ukrainian
"bourgeois nationalism" also got
into the act.
With the outbreak of the Yom
Kippur War of October, 1973, the
Chinese reiterated their anti-
Israel attitudes even further.
This time, however, the Chinese
statements included frank at-
tacks upon the Soviet Union a
show of strength intended to
demonstrate that their fear of the
Soviet expansionist enemy had
come to an end.
The Times of London noted
that the cause of the war, so far
as the Chinese were concerned,
was the result of the two super-
powers' "aiding and abetting
Israel in launching a war of
adventure."
THE U.S. role, according to
the Peking view, was clear it
supported Israel with ar-
maments. But Peking's attack on
Russia seemed less so: the USSR
was responsible because it had
permitted large numbers of Jews
to emigrate to Israel, a charge it
failed to document statistically.
The Russian counterclaim was
more to the point: If the Chinese
were so anti-Israel, why had they
refused to vote for a ceasefire?
The answer could only be that
they were secretly in alliance with
Israel and Israeli aims in the war.
In effect, it was that old
"hegemony" bogeyman at the
bottom of Chinese policy, the
fearful code word for Soviet
expansionism, which the Soviets
clearly recognized and clearly
failed to appreciate.
Out of this second beginning,
how did the rumors develop of a
China-Israel thaw, and why do
they still persist? For a final look,
next time .
Strauss Defends His
New Liaison Job
By J06EPH POLAKOFF
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Ambassador Robert S. Strauss,
refusing to answer substantive
questions on Middle East dip-
lomacy, declared here that too
many are talking about matters
about which they are ignorant,
and he was not going to be
among them.
President Carter's new
negotiator in the Arab-Israeli
conflict, who will be meeting with
Israelis and Egyptians at the end
of this month to extend the
political process baaed on their
peace, treaty, refused to comment
on a series of questions asked
during his appearance on NBC's
Meet the Press television
program.
HE WAS asked how his new
job would be affected if the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion keeps on engaging in acts of
terrorism and Israel continues to
establish settlements on the
West Bank.
"I am not going- to answer
questions like that at this stage,"
he said. "It would be foolish, it
would be unwise, and on top of
that, it would be misleading and
unfair to the American public.
The trouble is in this government
and in the world too many people
try to talk about things they
don't know anything about. I am
going to try not to do that, at this
stage of the game anyway."
Questioned about his standing
with the State Department in his
new role, Strauss said President
Carter and Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance "wanted someone
who could be a presidential
presence in these talks, and I am
going to try to fulfill that role"
STRAUSS, who said he was
told he was "the only person
asked" to take the poet, took
issue with the remark by the
Syrian ambassador to the U.S.,
Dr. Sabah Kabbani, that his
appointment indicated the Carter
administration is not serious
about the Israeli-Egyptian
negotiations.
iis a)
Strauss said his ap had been well re< ved by
Egyptian Presiden Anwar
Sadat, and Israeli Prin Minister
Menachem Begin, "the
people" of the U.S. an "by the
leaders around the world with
whom we have had some con-
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Europe after the Nazi regime waa
smashed, because Nicaragua waa
one of the few nations which had
no quotas against Jewish
refugees.
He said one of the few
grievances Sandaniata rebels had
against Nicaraguan Jews waa the
fact that Israel sold weapons to
the Somoza regime. He said there
is one synagogue in Nicaragua,
Beth El, in Managua, which has a
guard during its use for Friday
evening and High Holy Day
services.
HELLENBERG said that a
couple of months ago, two of the
Sandanista rebels came to the
synagogue and placed a bomb
there. The guard said they told
him they had no grievance
against him, only against the
Jews and only because Israel sold
weapons to the Somoza regime.
He said local police defused the
bomb.
He said that after the aborted
bomb attack on the synagogue,
the Torah Scroll and Ark were
removed to the home of one of the
congregants and an kept there
because they are not needed for
Friday night services and there
are no Saturday morning ser-
vices. He said he expected the
Scroll and Ark would be brought
to the synagogue for the High
Holy Days next fall but indicated
that Nicaragua Jews were not
certain of the future but remained
hopeful.
Heuenberg said that most of
the 50 remaining Jews in
Managua had sent their wives
and children to the United States
and that many had purchased
condominiums in south Florida.
HE SAID most of the children
are now enrolled in American
colleges and universities. Hellen-
berg stated that the wives
regularly shuttled between
Florida and Nicaragua and the
husbands left their businesses in
the hands of trusted non-Jews to
visit their families in Florida.
He noted that the Palestine
Liberation Organization and the
Sandanistas had signed a mutual
aid pact in Mexico City last
September but that such in-
cidents against Jews as have
occurred came from the San-
danistas. In another incident, he
said a textile factory belonging to
a Jew was partly burned about
two months ago in Managua.
Heuenberg said the arson was
committed by a dozen men who
identified themselves as San-
danistas. He reported that the
factory had not been repaired but
that enough of the structure
remained to allow the Jewish
owner to continue to produce
textiles.
HE SAID those rebels also
said they had set fire to the
factory because of Israeli sales of
weapons to the Somoza regime.
Government Rapped
Prisoner Exchange Rocks Coalition
By DAVID LANDAU
And YITZHAK SHARGIL
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin's government is in for a
severe buffeting because of its
release of 76 Palestinian
terrorists for one Israeli prisoner
last March and the revelation
that at least 33 of the Pales-
tinians had been serving
maximum sentences for outrages
that resulted in loss of life or
injuries to Israeli soldiers and
civilians.
Two no-confidence motions
filed in the Knesset by the op-
position Labor Party and the
Shai faction are expected to be
defeated but only because
coalition discipline requires all
members to rally in support of
the government against such
motions.
MANY COALITION MKs
are, in fact, seething with anger.
Yehuda Ben-Meir of the National
Religious Party said that he
sympathized fully with the
opposition motions and while he
will have to back the govern-
ment, he will do so with a "heavy
heart."
Ben-Meir seemed to echo the
majority sentiment in the
Knesset when he observed that
the release of the terrorists was
"one of the most serious mistakes
ever committed by any Israeli
government."
He revealed what had been
shrouded in secrecy until now
that the decision to make the lop-
sided prisoner exchange was
taken by the Ministerial Defense
Committee by a narrow 4-3
majority. Neither the full Cabinet
nor the Knesset's Foreign Affairs
and Security Committee was
consulted.
IT WAS learned that Begin,
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman,
Agriculture Minister Ariel
Sharon and Health Minister
Eliezer Shostak voted in favor of
the exchange. It was opposed by
three non-Likud Cabinet
members Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan, Interior Minister
Yosef Burg and Justice Minister
Shmuel Tamir.
The government is also being
taken to task for lack of candor in
the affair. Labor Party Chairman
Shimon Peres accused it of
deliberate misrepresentation
when it claimed, at the time of
the exchange, that two-thirds of
the released prisoners were
common criminals serving time
for non-terrorist related offenses
Prime Minister Begin
and that none of the rest were
"well-known" terrorists. Until
the list was published in Yediot
Achronot after it appeared in
terrorist propaganda pamphlets
the government had refused to
divulge the names of the released
prisoners.
Most serious, according to the
opposition, is the effect the
exchange will have on Israel's
war against the terrorists. It is
bound to serve as a precedent to
encourage the Palestinians to
capture more Israeli hostages
and bargain for the release of
other imprisoned terrorists,
many MKs said.
PERES OBSERVED that the
government's recent decision to
apply the death penalty to ter-
rorists convicted of brutal crimes
will only make matters worse.
That was tantamount to saying
"either capture hostages and
bargain for the release of your
men, or we will hang them,"
Peres said.
Meir Amit, leader of the Shai
faction, and other critics, have
asked publicly whether Israel will
now have the moral right to
refuse to negotiate with the
terrorists or to risk lives by
sending soldiers in to rescue
future hostages who might be
released in a prisoner exchange.
Begin, defending the govern-
ment's action, denied that he had
ordered the prisoner exchange
that was effected in Geneva last
Mar. 14 as a "gesture" toward
Egypt.
HE SAID he acted out of
purely humanitarian reasons on
behalf of captured Reserves Pvt.
Avraham Amram who had been
tortured by the terrorists and
might have been executed.
Previously, government sources
said the humanitarian approach
had been warranted by the con-
dition of Amram's wife and
children.
Meanwhile, the exchange has
proven to be a propaganda
bonanza for Ahmed Jabril's
Popular Front for the Liberation
of Palestine-General Command
which captured Amram and
killed four of his companions in
south Lebanon a year ago. They
are boasting that they are the
first Palestinians ever to succeed
in freeing their comrades and did
so without risk to themselves.
The matter has raised new
security concerns. There is no
guarantee that the freed killers
will not murder again. At least 11
are reported to have returned to
Israel or Israeli-occupied
territory. According to one
report, they are being used to
train terrorist recruits and teach
them how to conduct themselves
under the pressure of inter-
rogation by Israeli security
officers if caught.
About half of all textile factories
in Nicaragua are owned by Jews
and many of the" textile stores in
Granada are owned by Jews,
Hellenberg said. In recent years,
Chinese and Arab settlers had
opened textile stores.
Hellenberg said that
Nicaragua had not only opened
its doors to Jews fleeing from
Europe in the 1960s but that
Somoza's father, AnasUsio
Somoza Garcia, had arranged to
make it possible for arms bought
quietly in the United States to be
transshipped to Palestine to
enable the pre-State Jews to arm
themselves for the War of
Independence. He said this was a
Friday, May 18,1979
factor in Israeli weapon sales
currently to Somoza. He added
that it was widely known in Latin
America that Brazil and
Argentina also were selling
weapons to the Somoza regime.
The 33-year-old Heuenbeift
said he was single and suggested
this might be one of the reasons
he found time to serve as a lay i
reader at the Beth El Synagogue
and to organize a non-Jewish
boys' baseball team which is
affiliated with a league in
Granada. He said enough Jews
drove the 25 miles from Granada
to make up a minyan for the
Friday evening services. He said
Nicaragua had never had a rabbi.
Radio Free Europe
Starred Trifa
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Tha Cape Times
By ROCHELLE WOLK
NEW YORK (JTA) -
Archbishop Valerian Trifa,
accused by eyewitnesses of
instigating the Bucharest
pogrom in January, 1941, was
interviewed for 45 minutes on
May 1 by Radio Free Europe, an
organization funded by the U.S.
Congress which broadcasts to
Communist countries in Eastern
Europe.
As president of the National
Union of Christian Rumanian
Students, the youth arm of the
Rumanian fascist Iron Guard,
Trifa is charged with atrocities in
1941 that resulted in the mass
murders of between 1,200- 12,000
Jews.
NOW ARCHBISHOP of the
Rumanian Orthodox Church in
the U.S., formerly known as the
Rumanian Orthodox Episcopate
of America, Trifa faces
denaturalization hearings
beginning July 30 for his alleged
war crimes.
Dr. Charles Kremer, of New
York City, who has been tracing
Trifa s career since 1947, told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
he believes the Radio Free
Europe interview will create a
more favorable image for the
former Iron Guard leader.
"How can we allow Radio Free
Europe, a government-funded
broadcasting organization, to use
American money to give a
platform to an accused Nazi war
criminal?" Kremer asked.
HE SAID he believes "that the
government does not want to try
this case and this is their way of
saying it."
Kremer said even more in-
credible was his discovery that
the man who interviewed Trifa,
identified in the broadcast as
"Brancusi," is Livia Floda, a
Rumanian Jew who has worked
for Radio Free Europe for many
years.
"I couldn't believe it. I've
known this man Floda for 20
years and taken him into my
confidence," Kremer said. "When
I asked him how he could grant
an interview to a murderer of his
own people, he said that he had
been ordered to by his boss, Noel
Bernard, in Munich and this
Bernard, too, is a Jew."
KREMER SAID Floda told
him that "the program was
broadcast only because it was the
50th anniversary of the founding
of the Rumanian Church in
America," But, Kremer said,
"why use Trifa with all the
legitimately ordained Rumanian
priests and bishops here, why
choose this murderer?"
Contacted by the JTA, Floda
confirmed that he acted under
orders from Bernard to conduct
the interview which he said was a
"very difficult assignment." But
he denied that Bernard, too, may
have been acting under orders.
He said Bernard, who is in
Munich, makes policy and felt it
7 couldn't believe it. Tve
known this man Floda for 20
years and taken him into my
confidence,' Kremer said.
'When I asked him how he
could grant an interview to a
murderer of his own people,
he said that he had been
ordered to by his boss, Noel
Bernard, in Munich and this
Bernard, too, is a Jew.'
was imperative that listeners of
Radio Free Europe in Rumania
be informed of the church's 50th
anniversary.
Floda stressed that the in-
terview was devoted exclusively -
to the history of the Rumanian
Orthodox Episcopate of America
since its founding in 1929 and
that no other subject was
touched on. He said the interview
was broadcast only (o Rumania.
FLODA SAID that Trifa, as
head of the church, was the only
logical person to be interviewed.
He told the JTA that Radio Free
Europe had assigned one of its
Washington-based journalists to |l
interview Archbishop Victorin
Ursache of the Rumanian
Missionary Orthodox Episcopate
in Detroit, also marking its 50th
anniversary, but the man was
"thrown out" of Ursache's office
on grounds that Radio Free
Europe spreads "lies." According
to Floda, Ursache's church is a
"splinter" controlled by the
Communist authorities in
Rumania.
Bill Kratch, director of the
New York office of Radio Free
Europe, told the JTA that it was
a privately instituted non-profit
organization funded by Congress
through the Board for Inter-
national Broadcasting, a federal
agency, and by private
donations. Asked about
allegations that Radio Free
Europe was funded by the CIA,
Kratch said it may have been a
long time ago.
Kremer told the JTA that "It.
really doesn't matter what Trifa
said" in the interview. "What
matters is that our government
gave 45. minutes of its broad-
casting time to this butcher of
Jews."
1
bituariea
COM IN
David Cohen, 76, of 1710 N
Club Court died Tuesday May 8
A naUve of Poland, he lived In
the Tampa Bay area for 16 years
and was a member of the Rodeph
Sholom Synagogue Survivors In-
clude his wife, Vonnye Cohen.
Tampa: sons, Fred Cohen, Or-
lando and Leonard Cohen. Bel-
more. Lone Island: a daughter,
Phyllis Eplsteln, Belmont, Long
Island: brother, Hank Cohen.
Queens: sister, Freda 8warts, St.
Petersburg: eight grandchildren
and one great-grandchild; and
several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were
held at the B. Marlon Reed Hyde
Park Chapel, with Rabbi Nathan
Bry n of Congregation Beth Israel
offIclaUng. Interment followed In
Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
Preparation by Cheesed Shel
Ernes.
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years of imprisonment, Soviet Jews F.duard S. Kuznetsov and Mark Dymshits are now at home
eir new homeland, Israel. Leaders of the American Jewish community joined other joy ful well-
ers at John F. Kennedy International Airport Apr. 2. to see Kuznetsov and Dymshits off to
n. After several days in the United States, the two Prisoners of Conscience left for Israel where
I will reside. At the El Al terminal before their departure were (left to right) Ralph I. Goldman,
itive vice president, Joint Distribution Committee; Jack D. Weiler, chairman of the Board ofJDC
honorary national vice chairman of the United Jewish Appeal; Dymshits; Stanley L. Sloane,
tnal vice chairman, UJA; and Harriet Sloane, national vice chairman, UJA Women's Division.
leadlines
Service Academies Graduate 27 Jews
venty-seven Jewish men will be graduated
five service academies this spring and com-
lioned as officers. Rabbi Judah Nadich, chair-
of the JWB Commission on Jewish Chap-
py, has announced.
le 27 men to be commissioned include six at
U.S. Naval Academy, nine at the U.S. Air
pe Academy, seven at the U.S. Military
lemy, three at the U.S. Merchant Marine
[demy, and two at the U.S. Coast Guard
kdemy.
leneral George Keegan, former intelligence
jd of the American Air Force, who is in Israel
[a private visit, warned that the next decade
be the most difficult one for Israel. He
iicted that Egyptian President Sadat will be
of the picture within the next year or two.
pause the Soviets have decided to get rid of
1. Keegan said there have already been three
>rtive attempts on Sadat's life. The General
to declared there will be a revolution in Saudi
ibia in the very near future, engineered with
aid of Soviet agents. Following that, the
tremist rejectionist Arab states will launch a
war against Israel.
The General's pessimistic assessment of the
tuation was given at a talk at the Institute for
Lrategic Science connected with Tel Aviv
fciversity.
Dr. David Hyatt, president of the National
inference of Christians and Jews, has endorsed
proposal by the American Friends of Anne
frank Center to have the governors of all 50
tates proclaim June 12 as Anne Frank Day.
The date commemorates the birthday of the
foung Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust and
vho has become an international heroine through
^er book, The Diary of Anne Frank, which has
.n translated into 53 languages. She would
^ave been 50 this year.
History textbooks now in use in West Germany
lecondary schools contain a substantially full
account of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, but
they fall short of providing an adequate historical
aackground of the European anti-Semitism that
I lei I to the Nazi era.
These are among the conclusions reached in a
[study of leading standard texts just completed by
[a leading West German educator and com-
missioned by the American Jewish Committee.
The study was made public at a session of the
| Committee's 73rd annual meeting in New York
last weekend.
The study, entitled Jews in West German
History Textbooks, was prepared by Dr.
Wolfgang Bobke. In it, he reports the results of
his analysis of nine texts, embracing 34 volumes,
which constitute a representative selection of
textbooks in history classes in West Germany.
A Chair in Mathematical Logic, named for the
Mate Hebrew University Professor Abraham
Robinson, a world-renowned scholar who helped
ilve the problem of the delta-shaped wing
fthereby contributing vitally to the development
of supersonic flight, has been dedicated at the
University in the presence of his widow, Mrs.
Renee Robinson, of Camden, Conn., and many of
his colleagues and former students from all over
Israel.
Can an employer fire a worker because he
refuses to raise and lower the flag? Yes, says the
People's Natural Gas Company of Monongahela,
Pa., which dismissed Charles R. Gavin when he
said his religious beliefs as a member of Jehovah's
Witnesses forbade him to raise and lower the
company's American flag.
No, say 12 national Jewish groups and 102 local
Jewish community councils in a friend-of-the-
court brief, filed with the Third Circuit Court of
Appeals here, which upholds the law that an
employer must "reasonably" accommodate the
religious beliefs of its employees unless there is
"undue hardship on the conduct of the employer's
business."
At issue in the case of Gavin vs. People's
Natural Gas. Co. is the constitutionality of the
section on religious discrimination in Title VII of
the 1964 Civil Rights Act. People's Natural Gas
has challenged the Title VII section as uncon-
stitutional, and was upheld by the Federal District
Court in Pittsburgh.
A senior American official declared that
President Carter's visit to Jerusalem would have
ended in a fiasco were it not for the intervention of
Moshe Dayan, according to Edan Diesenstock,
Washington correspondent of the Israeli after-
noon daily, Ma'ariv. The journalist was one of a
group of correspondents accompanying the U.S.
President on his trip to Cairo and Tel Aviv.
The American official is quoted as saying that
it was Moshe Dayan who influenced Menachem
Begin and subsequently the members of his
cabinet to accept the compromises which made it
possible for Carter, at the eleventh hour, to crown
his mission with success. The Israeli press, which
has confirmed this information, notes that while
Ezer Weizman may have been the hero at Camp
David, it was Moshe Dayan who was the hero at
Jerusalem.
A total of 2,483 HIAS-assisted Soviet Jews
arrived in the United States during the month of
April, it was reported by Edwin Shapiro, the
organization's president. He stated this was the
largest volume since the beginning of the current
Russian movement___________________
The Joint Distribution Committee has made
grants totalling IL 1,047,600 ($47,600) to Haifa
University for training graduate students to work
with the aged, the handicapped, the dis-
advantaged and other groups requiring
rehabilitation, it was announced this week by
Ralph I. Goldman, JDC executive vice president.
One grant in the sum of IL 663,600 ($30,160)
was given to the University's School of Social
Work to continue the program begun last year to
provide a Master's degree course of studies in
advanced practice in rehabilitation. Ten students
are enrolled in the course, Goldman said. The
Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare is co-
operating with JDC in the program and is helping
to finance it.
Vatican Vow
Will Capucci Cause
Pope to Welsh
On Paul's Promise
By LISA PALMIERI
ROME (JTA) Those who
nourished hopes that Msgr.
Hilarion Capucci would become
more discreet after his Papal
audience and the letter of
"obedience and submission" he
reportedly presented to Pope
John Paul II two days ago, were
in for a sharp disappointment.
In an interview published in
the Rome daily // Tempo Capucci
declared that the Greek Melchite
Patriarch Maximos V assured
him that as soon as political
problems were solved, he would
be able to return to Jerusalem as
Patriarchal Vicar.
CAPUCCI'S release from a
Jerusalem jail in 1977, where he
served 39 months of a 12-year
sentence for gun-running for the
PLO when he was still
Patriarchal Vicar, was achieved
through the personal inter-
vention of Pope Paul VI. The
Vatican agreed at the time to
Israel's request that Capucci stay
out of politics and never return to
the Middle East.
Capucci continues to turn a
deaf ear to these promises, at
least in his public statements if
not in his vows of repentance to
the Vatican.
In the interview, he drew a
comparison between the Pope's
struggle against the N.i. is, for
the Polish people and his own
struggles for the Palestinians.
Saying he found the Pope to be a
"man" with a capital "M," he
asserted, "it seemed to me that
no one better than he who had
fought against the Nazis and for
the good of his country, Poland,
could understand my having
fought for the Palestinian people
and their dignity."
CAPUCCI showed little in-
terest in his new job with the
Melchite. communities of France,
Switzerland, Belgium and The
Netherlands, where he is to serve
as Apostolic Visitor to Western
Europe. He said he had not yet
thought about where he was
going to live, or which or how
many Melchite communities
there are.
He pointed out that it was
Maximos V who had requested
this position for him which the
Pope accepted. "Note that I am a
visitor," he said, "which means,
canonically, that my duties are
temporary."
He added: "My ties to
Jerusalem have not been cut .
What counts is that I, a Bishop
in exile, have not been cut off
from Jerusalem. My Patriarch
assured me that once political
problems are solved, I will return
to work as his Vicar in
Jerusalem."
Physicist Deplores
Drive Against Jews
Who Snub Israel
By London Chronicle Syndicate
Academician Andrei Sakharov .
Russia's most prominent dis-
sident and human rights
champion, has deplored the
campaign against Soviet Jewish
emigrants who refuse to settle in
Israel.
"Reports of a campaign in
Israel to deny help to people who
intend to emigrate from the
USSR but do not wish to go to
Israel" were causing him con-
cern, the Nobel Peace prize-
winner stated.
"TAKING INTO account the
obstacles to emigration from the
USSR, the history of the fight for
the right to emigrate and the fact
that the emigration problem falls
within the human rights issue as
a whole, I view this campaign
with serious misgivings," he
added.
Academician Sakharov who
played a major part in developing
the Soviet hydrogen bomb
also came out against the use of
violent methods in the campaign
on behalf of Soviet Jewry, of
which he himself is a staunch
protagonist.
His condemnation of terrorism
is universal, including "the
Palestinian extremists" (of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion) and "Jewish extremists" (of
the American Jewish Defense
League).
"A MAJORITY of countries
have witnessed the expansion of
international terrorism, the most
dangerous breach of international
stability and of the fundamental
laws of human morality," he said.
He added: "But in speaking
about terrorism, I must not pass
over my own condemnation of
those Jewish extremists who
committed terrorist actions
against Soviet organizations in
the United States and in other
countries (although I completely
Andre Sakharov
share their indignation at certain
aspects of Soviet policy).
"In choosing the path of
terrorism, these people in fact do
great damage both to Soviet
Jews and to all struggles for
human rights which have con-
sistently adhered to non-violent
methods."
THESE REMARKS appear in
"Alarm and Hope," a collection
of Dr. Sakharov's writings,
statements and interviews over
the past two years, published by
Collins and Harvill Press.
The book is edited by his
Jewish son-in-law, Efrem
Yankelevich (who now lives in
the United States), and Alfred
Friendly, a former U.S. Moscow
correspondent.
Of direct Jewish interest is Dr.
Sakharov's condemnation of
Soviet policy in the Middle East
"against compromise, against
realistic alternatives for peaceful
settlement" and of the United
Nations resolution which equated
Zionism with racism. "Zionism,"
he declares, "is the idology of a
national rebirth of the Jewish
people after two thousand years
of diaspora, and it is not directed
against any other people."


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