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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Off Tampa
,2 Number 45
Tampa. Florida Friday, December 26,1980
price 35 Cents
Apparent Victor
Peres Beats Out Rabin
To fake Begin On
on Peres won a resounding
over Yitzhak Rabin at the
or Party convention here,
ling him as party leader
its candidate for Prime
tcr in next year's elections.
2.123 delegates who cast
bts for Peres gave him a
tion under 70 percent of the
i votes cast against about 28
ent for former Premier
n, his only challenger.
us victory speech, Peres
the party to forget about
[contest just ended and unite
mobilize for the "real
Denge beating Likud. I ask
i a>l to forget 70 percent and
ercent. We are 100 percent,"
is declared to thunderous
jdause. He placed great em-
sis on unity within Labor
ks, calling for a "massive
rity" in support of its
greater the majority, the
nailer the danger of faction-
ism in the party, he said. "If
are to ask the nation for a
majority (in the Knesset
ctinns) let us not smash the
jortty in our own camp." If a
Labor government ho^es to
of dependence on other
ties, it must be free of depend-
on internal factions within
wn party, Peres said.
[This was seen as a pointed
ning to Rabin supporters to
ranks and not attempt to
a separate "camp" within
Labor Party's institutions.
bin. in a terse statement to the
vention, said he "accepts and
lets" the decision of the
He reiterated his
ge "that the party will
Continued on Page 11
Haig Favors Strong
Support of Israel
Chairman i
WASHINGTON (JTA) Retired Gen. Alexander
Haig Jr., named by President-Elect Reagan to be his Sec-
retary of State has expressed himself in favor of strong
U.S. support for Israel both as a strategic ally and as a
friend on moral grounds.
He also has endorsed the U.S. Commitment by
Presidents Ford and Carter in 1975 and 1979, respec-
tively, opposing U.S. recognition of or negotiations with
the Palestine Liberation Organization until it accepts UN
Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and Israel's
right to exist.
Haig, who retired last year as
Supreme Allied Commander in
Europe for the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization, is certain to
face prolonged scrutiny by the
Senate which must confirm hia
THREE prominent Demo-
cratic Senators outgoing
Majority Leader Robert Byrd of
West Virginia, Alan Cranston of
California and Edward Kennedy
of Massachusetts have ex-
pressed strong opposition to him
Continued on Page 11
Plans are progressing, under
the leadership of Ann Rudolph,
for "Women's Wednesday,' a
workshop scheduled Jan. 7, at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek,
and sponsored by the Women's
Division of Tampa Jewish
Federation. The planning
committee (left to right): Marsha
Sherman, President of Women's
Division, Ellen Crystal, Ann
Rudolph, Chairman; Joan
Altshuler, Donna Cutler, and
Rhoda Davis, Administrative
Manager for Tampa Jewish
Federation, surround the date on
the blackboard.
Six workshops are scheduled
for both the morning and evening
sessions. Each participant will
have the opportunity to choose
two workshops. Morning and
evening sessions are identical.
Registration includes lunch for
the morning participants and
dinner for those who attend in the
evening. Arrangements can be
made for a babysitter for the
morning session.
The workshops topics
are:" Identifying Skills You Have
Developed Marketability,"
"Developing Personal Poten-
tial," "Time Management," "Job
and Volunteer Opportunities for
Women," "Financial Planning-
Investments-Credit" and "Stress
Management." Panelists have
been selected for their expertise
from throughout the community
including the Women's Survival
Center, Hillsborough Community
College, Volunteer Action Center,
Dean, Witter, Reynolds, Inc. and
the Credit Bureau of Greater
Tampa, Inc.
Registration forms were sent in
the mail. Anyone wishing to
register may send in that form
with $7.50. or call the office of the
Tampa Jewish Federation, 872-
4451. Everyone is welcome.
'Proclaim Liberty9
Sunday Jan. 18
1 Herschel Bernardi and Lou
pacobi are among the actors and
(era who will be in Tampa to
ticipate in a special show 7:30
Ijm. Sunday,Jan. 18. at the
ITimpa Theatre. Only one per-
|brmance will be given.
Proclaim Liberty" based on
like Biblical injunction inscribed
lathe Liberty Bell is sponsored
Jky the Tampa Jewish Federation
lad all of the Jewish community
[tgani/ations and synagogues in
According to Lois Older,
Chairman. "The show comes
J[n the Hebrew songs of the
Mbras of Israel, from the poetry
Yiddish immigrants to
American shores, from the
Universally beloved musicals like.
Fiddler On the Roof',and the
wres of Sam Levinson, from
chps of events of long ago,
[ M of the not-so long ago."
Joining Bernardi and Jacobi
[** Misha Raitzin. Elaine
r*r>coff, Bel Kaufman, Kenny
wren, and Geula Gill.
r-Elton Marcus, Ticket
""nan has reported that,
Helms Amendment is Dead
Religion in Schools Lives On
"Ticket sales are moving very
fast and I urge everyone not to
wait to purchase their tickets as
they may be dissappointed."
Tickets are available by mail
through the Tampa Jewish
Federation, 2808 Horatio Street,
Tampa, 33609. Please enclose a
self-addressed, stamped en-
velope. Ticket prices are $18,114,
18, and $5.00. The patron ticket
$18 includes a cast party
following the performance.
The Helms "amend-
ment," which would with-
draw the jurisdiction of the
federal courts from cases
involving "voluntary
prayers in public schools,"
is dead at least this ses-
sion of Congress. After
passing the Senate, the
"amendment," which is a
statutory revision of the
jurisdiction of the federal
courts and not an amend-
ment to the Constitution,
was the subject of a dis-
charge petition, circulated
by Rep. Philip Crane (R.,
111.), designed to pry the bill
out of the House Judiciary
The discharge petition, which
at one time had over 170 sig-
natures, fell short of the 218
necessary for discharge, at least
partially because the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Civil
Liberties and the Administration
of Justice, chaired by Robert
Kastenmeier ID., Wis.), promised
and held several weeks of hear-
ings on the Bill (Sees. 11 and 12
of S.450) in late July and August.
AT THOSE hearings, a broad
coalition of Protestant and
Jewish groups, of which ADL
was a leading constituent, testi-
fied in opposition to the bill. The
opposition received strong
support from John Harmon of
the Justice Department, who
condemned the bill as uncon-
stitutional and as bad policy.
Strong opposition came from,
among others. Rev. William
Howard, president of the
National Council of Churches,
representing 32 Protestant
denominations, and Robert
Campbell of the Baptist Joint
Committee on Public Affairs,
representing the eight national
'Baptist conventions in the
United States.
Advocates of the "amend-
ment" from evangelical Christian
groups, such as the Campus
Crusade for Christ, the National
Association of Evangelicals and
Rev. Jerry Falwells Moral
Majority, told the committee
that a vote against the Helms
"amendment" could "well ac-
celerate the disintegration and
destruction of America ."; a
vote for it "could help restore our
beloved America" (statement of
William Bright of the Campus
IN ITS story on the
Congressional hearings, the
Washington Post (July 31) sum
marized the presentations of the
evangelicals at the previous day's
"Congress was told yesterday
that crime, drug abuse, racial
conflict, sexual promiscuity and
the Vietnam war all intensified as
a result of a 1963 Supreme Court
limitation on prayer in public
Continued on Page 9,

The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December
UJA Young Leadership Mission 'Hashiveynu' Records!
72% Increase in 1981 Regular Campaign Pledges
NEW YORK Three hun-
dred and eighty young men and
women, leaders in Jewish
communities throughout the
United States, participated in the
first-ever "Hashiveynu" Mission
to Israel, sponsored by the
United Jewish Appeal's National
Young Leadership Cabinet.
According to final results
reported here today, the mission
participants pledged a total of
$1,055,758 to support programs
and services funded by UJA
beneficiary agencies in Israel and
around the world in 1981. This
figure represents a 72 percent
increase over 1980 pledges by the
same contributors, and included
: gifts from a significant number of
first-time contributors.
Led by Dr. Richard Krugel of
Detroit, and co-chaired by
Edward Robin of Los Angeles
and Marshall Hrachman of Fort
Worth, the Oct. 31 Nov. 9 mis-
sion was one of the largest ever
brought to Israel by the UJA
National Young Leadership
The program, especially
designed for the large number of
first-time visitors to Israel on the
mission, took participants from
the Golan Heights and the Good
Fence, to the Sinai settlements
and Masada.
During their ten-day journey,
the mission members took part in
a special tree planting ceremony
that inaugurated the Young
Leadership Cabinet Forest at the
Jewish National Fund's
bicentennial Park on the out-
skirts of Jerusalem. More than
700 trees were planted in the new
A special program provided
hospitality and Shabbat dinner
for mission participants in the
homes of more than 300 Israeli
families. On the following
evenvng, the Israeli hosts
became the guests of the mission
at a banquet and party held in
Tel Aviv.
While in Jerusalem, the entire
mission pledged support for a
united capital of Jewish people
during an emotional candlelit
ceremony at the Western Wall
that followed a march through
the Jewish quarter of the Old
The heroes of Jewish resistance
and the martyrs of the Holocaust
were honored by the mission
during a special Yizkor service at
Yad Vashem.
The program also included
tours of civilian settlements in
the Golan: a visit to the new
settlement area of the Negev; a
tour of an Israel Defense Force
air base:
local Jewish services through
community federations and to
meet the needs of the Jewish
people in Israel and around the
world through UJA constituent
agencies, including the United
Israel Appeal, the Jewisi
Agency, the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committed
the Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society and the New YorM
Association for New Americans
a torch lighting
on Masada, and
Shabbat at the
Western Wall. Participants took
part in extensive dialogues with
Israeli leaders including Yoseph
Lapid, Director General of
Israel's Radio and Television:
Leon Dulzin, Chairman of the
Jewish Agency; Moshe Rivlin,
Director of Information for the
Jewish Agency; Professor
Kenneth Preiss of Ben Gurion
University; Abba Eban, former
Foreign Minister for Israel;
Professor Yehuda Bauer of
Hebrew University and Dr.
Eliezer Jaffe, Professor of
Sociology at Hebrew University.
The pledges made by mission
participants will be allocated
from funds raised by Federation
campaigns in communities
throughout the United States.
The funds are used to support
Now PercyDoesn *t
Sen. Charles Percy (R., III.)
told a group of Chicago
Jewish leaders that he did
not support the creation of
a Palestinian state headed
by Yasir Arafat but en-
visioned some sort of
"Palestinian entity" that
would be "something less
than a state" as being
essential to further
progress toward peace in
the Middle East.
tThe QAM
'Jkbaut ^bu/n
(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470.)
Please accept my wishes for a happy, healthy, and peaceful
new year. May 1981 be a year of contentment, personal growth,
and renewed commitment for all of our friends and readers.

Ed Maley has been named to the Hall of Fame as the Judo
Instructor of the Year for a career of dedicated concern for the
slate of his art. and for displaying a profound interest in making
judo an accessible and practical form of self-defense. Michael
James, publisher of "Rainbow Publications, Inc." says (in a
recent letter to Mr. Maley). "It is a matter oLgreat pride and
pleasure to welcome you to the membership of the Black Belt
Hall ol Fame. This is the highest honor the readers of Rainbow
Publications can bestow fewer than 70 individuals have been
accorded tins distinction since the Hall of Fame was founded in
Judo has been a big part of Maley's life. Born in Brooklyn, he
red I he \ir Force and taught judo to the airmen at Walker
\ir Foro Baa in 1961 While in the service, he had the op-
irtunity to stud) .it the Kodokan in Japan where he earned his
thodan Hit philosoph) about competition is that if a student
reall) wants it, he'll do anything in his power to help him get it
n il it mean'- financing the student's travel fare to an
important tournament Tom Masterson, Tom Rigg. Shawn
Gibbons, and Dewey Mitchell are all Maley students who have
ii least one national championship.
Male] i- heavily involved in community work and he teaches at
wveral ol the county recreation centers, where he often holds
Maley says he would like to be remembered as one who was
able "to make this a better life by passing through." I think
i hen is little doubt that he has already done just that!
Rhoda Davis. Administrative Manager for the Tampa Jewish
Federation has two busy sons. Chris, who is in Hawaii with the
("past Guard and is stationed on the "Mallow," will be traveling
to the Philippines for a long tour with his ship; while stationed
irl Harbour, he has been busy skin-diving and is on his
ship's softball and basketball teams. Todd. age 13, who is
taking karate classes at the JCC. traveled to Gainesville with
>l fits class and came in First Place in kumite
sparring), and Second Place in kata (formsi. and passed the
nfticult test i o the orange belt level
Belly Shaleit. president of the Sisterhood of Congregation
Kodeph Shoiom sends- out a big "thank you' to all those hard
working ladies who made their recent Torah Fund luncheon such
a rousing success. Tnanks go to: Reiva Bob anc. Sandy Turkel
for table decorations; Doris Verkauf and Booiaie Osier for menu
planning, setting up and cleaning up: Gladys Leitman for
coordinating table hostesses; Melva Case and Ruth Rosner for
capturing 70 simcha cake listings; Ann Margolin and Becky
Margolin for opening the Gift Shop; Pearl Bogdanoff who took
luncheon payments: Pauline Chaitow for reading the simcha
cake listings; and Elaine Go tier for arranging the entire program
for the day.
Is there a nicer way to celebrate New Year's Eve> than with
good friends in the warm and happy setting of one's synagogue
social hall? We have heard about two such bashes being planned
this year at Congregation Rodeph Shoiom and at Congregation
Schaarai Zedek. A New Year's Eve "Masqued Ball" is the
theme for Congregation Rodeph Shoiom s party. Beginning at 9
p.m. those who attend will be transported into a glittering world
of winter wonder and mystique. A gourmet dinner, dance band,
champagne and breakfast complete the bill. Doesn't that sound
terrific? Congregation Schaarai Zedek promises "One Burst of
Fun in '81" with loads of balloons ready to carry that theme out.
Hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, live music, and a champagne
breakfast will certainly insure that the evening will be a real
smash, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Both of these parties certainly do
sound well planned and fun after all. what a nice way to bring
in the new year with good friends.
Mark Saturday evening, Jan. 17 on your calendar and keep
that date open you'll want to attend the fabulous ORT Art
Auction held annually at the Jewish Community Center. The
proceeds from this evening will lienefit the ORT School of
Engineering in Jerusalem This school opened its first classes
September 14, 197(i. Members of Women's American ORT
worked together to contribute $4,000,000 towards that first
phase which houses its electronics complex ORT is now
working towards raising funds for phase two which will feature a
mechanics complex
We will tell you more about this terrific art auction as the time
draws near but for those of you w it h empty walls who like great
buys, or jusi lor those ol you who enjoy delicious food and
socializing, don't miss the ORT Art Auction on Jan 17.
Many happy and healthy birthday wishes to our friends at the
Jewish Towers who celebrate their special day during the month
nl December Rose Shapiro. Fa> Wexler. Stella Sanchez. Millie
Parnes. John Lulla. Maria Guito. Jacob Rubenstein. Murray
Ellman. Eslrellii Alicia. Wilficlminu (lurk. Rebecca Stanfield,
Marion Pullara, and Fanny Qlasser.
Celebrating anmvei saries this month are Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Pullara and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Meabe. Our most sincere
Meet Saul and Greta Schiffman who moved to Carrollwood
Village in August from Park Ridge, New Jersey Greta is
originally from I'oughkcepsi. New Nork and Saul is originally
from New York (it \ They have three children 12 year old
Erica who i.s in the seventh grade at Nathan Young. 9 and a half
year old Hilary who is in the fourth grade at Citrus Park
i:iementar\ School, and 4 and a half year old Rachel who at-
tends the JCC Pre-School.
Saul is a programmer with IBM specializing in a new area of
communications Greta is an Elementary School teacher by
pn.lcssion and is currently teaching second grade Sunday-
School at Congregation Kol Ami where our new family are
Saul's hobby is collecting rare books especially those in math
and science Greta loves to cook and bake and someday hop-"- to
have u profession in that area She is a member of Congregation
tmi Sisterhood, Ameet Hadassah. anc: Jewish Women tor
Jewish Survival. Saul is a member ol Lh< Men's Club of
( ongregahon Kol Ami. They love to camp and travel and enjo\
all types of music, especially classical
We are so glad ya'll are here Saul, Greta, Erica, Hilary, and
Until next week.
Percy, who will assume thel
chairmanship of the Senate I
Foreign Relations Committee in I
the next Congress, met privately
for one and a half hours with 11 [
leaders of the Public Affairs
Committee of the Jewish United!
Fund of Metropolitan Chicago!
The delegation was headed by I
Joel Sprayregen, PAC chairman,
and Robert Schrayer, president
quested by Percy who has come |
under fire from American Jewish
leaders for reportedly having I
advocated the establishment of a
Palestinian state headed by
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion chief Yasir Arafat during his
conversations with Soviet leaders I
in Moscow last month.
His remarks there were con-
tained in classified cables, sent
by U.S. Ambassador Thomas
Watson in Moscow to the State
Department, which was subse
quently leaked to the media.
At a press conference after the
meeting. Percy said he would
never approve of any "Pales
tinian entity if it were a threat to
Israel." He said Arab leaders
must openly endorse Israel's s\-
ereignty and right to exist with
defensible borders as a "con-
dition precedent" to becoming
part of the ongoing peace nego-
tiations. Percy also said that
Arafat was "absolutely un-
acceptable" as a leader under
current circumstances.
HE SAID that while he
supports the Camp David ac-
cords, he considered the for-
mation of a Palestinian entity to
necessarily involve Jordan in the
peace process. He spoke of such
an entity as a demilitarized prov-
ince federated with Jordan but
one that would have its own
police lorce and militia
Percy acknowledged that the
storm over the remarks at
tributed to him in the leaked
V\ atson cables arose because the
report implied that he was speak-
ing for President-Fleet Reagan
He said that his discussions with
Soviet President Leonid Brezh-
nev were about arm-- control and
the Polish situation and that he
spoke on those matters with
Reagan 8 a| >pi o\ al
His r-marks on the- Middle
I asl Here made u> Soviet
foreign Minister Andrei Gro
myko on a different day He said
that "He iGromykoi was aware
that I made them as I S
lit i/en and a Senator but did not
reflect the views of the Reagan
PERCY ALSO said that he
preferred to meet with his Jewish
constituents in Illinois bet ore
meeting with national Jewish
k'aders in Washington On
Monday, he met with a group ol
statewide Jewish leaders in
The Senator's attempt
clarify his positions on the
Middle Bast did n<
placate the Chicago gt
Sprayregen said ut the pros
ferenct that 'U.S interests an
served very poorly by any at-
tempt to create a Palestinian
state of any sort or to attempt to
bring the USSR into the negotia
______Gontinuedon Pag* 10

Tht Jewish i-u riau of Tampa
Federation Leadership At
Florida Regional Conference
\ group of 15 Tampa Jewish
toleration leaders attended the
I iiuL.ti Jewish Appeal Con-
l^nu- l.eld in Orlando Dec. 12
[drough 14- The Conference was
L.c[)onsored by the Council of
(jrnish Federation and the
Iflorida Association of
[ [(derations.
The Conference opened Friday
lining with Friday evening
Ljrvices. followed by a traditional
[SJiabbat Service. Dr. Michael
Igerenbaum, Associated
Iftnfessor of Religion at George
HjshJngton University spoke on
Jibe subject of "Jewish Family-
(jpwish Values and Jewish
[Responsibility." A reception.
[lasted by the Orlando Federation
I followed
Saturday morning services
were highlighted with a sermon
delivered by Leon Dulzin.
Chairman of the Jewish Agency
in Israel. Norman Lipoff. UJA
National Vice Chairman, spoke
about "Florida's Opportunities
To Respond."
Concurrent seminars were held
during the day addressing
various campaign programs. A
major gifts solicitation clinic was
conducted by Dr. Aryeh Nesher
and Stephen Schiffman con-
ducted a session on "Preparing
The Campaigner With New
Tools." Other sessions included
Missions: Reaching the Unin-
volved, How to Conduct a Fund
Raising Meeting; and Business
and Career Women.
Herschel Blumberg, National
Chairman for UJA keynoted the
luncheon session.
A special session in the af-
ternoon provided the delegates
an opportunity to meet and hear
Senator-elect Paula Hawkins.
Her message was most en-
thusiastically received by the
conference delegates who gave
her a standing ovation.
General Avrahan Orly of the
Israel Defense forces was the
major speaker at the Saturday
evening banquet followed by a
multi-media presentation from
the Israel Aliyah Department.
Concurrent seminars continued
on Sunday morning discussing
issues such as community
relations, youth services, the
Jewish family, and the challenge
to the Sunbelt.
The conference concluded with
a presentation by Thomas Dine.
Executive Director of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee on "What Will We
Face in the Next Four Years."
Attending from Tampa were:
Hope and Les Harriett, Marsha
Sherman. Michael Levine, Ben
Greenbauin, Joel and Rhoda
Karpay, Carl and Paula Zielonka.
Norman and Jane Rosen thai.
Maril and Kay Jacobs, Abe
Davis-Wasserberger, and Gary
and Barbara Alter.
Women's American ORT in cooperation with Tampa Jewish Federation presented guest speaker Dr.
Mitchell Shapiro, an Orlando Ophthalmologist active in Soviet Jewry affairs, at Women's Plea for Soviet
Jewry program (left to right): Dr. Carl Zielonka, TJF Community Relations Committee Chairman; Dr.
Mitchell Shapiro, Tom Schultz, ORT President: Gail Reiss, ORT Community Chairman, and Susan
Brimmer, ORT Region President. (Photo by Audrey Haubenstock)
-i'^- "^^" Russia.
| gJly*^rmJerusaler
f>vitsky, former Soi lei Jew, and Dr. Shapiro share a few minutes after each presented a part
rum at the lorn Annual Women's Plea for Soviet Jewry held ut the Jewish Community (.'enter
ludrey Hnubensiock)
After th
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Dies at 73
Shirley Epstein
Shirley Epstein, 73, named the 1980 Outstanding Senior
Volunteer of the Jewish Community Center's Senior Citizen
Project, died Nov. 25.
One of the first residents to move into the Jewish Towers, she
served as self-appointed hostess for the later arriving residents
She was an active volunteer at the JCC and started the
telephone reassurance program. Several macrame wallhangings
decorating the JCC were made and donated by Shirley Epstein.
A resident of New York until moving to Florida in 1973. she
was the widow of Jack Epstein who died in 1960. She is survived
by four children: Beverly March. Joan Epstein. Judy Epstein
and Daniel Epstein, five grandchildren and two great-grand-
The absence of Shirley Epstein from the Jewish Towers and
from the Kosher Lunch Program at the JCC will be most deeply
felt by her many friends among the Seniors, among the children
of the pre-school program and among the staff.
USFPlanning Center
For Jewish Studies
1'Pogrom, petitions were signed to be sent to Leonid Brezhnev on behalf of the Jews in the Soviet
lit,- inx *'". petitions were stgneo
nion ,Photo by Audrey Haubenstock)
Dr. James Strange, professor
and acting chairman of the
Religious Studies department of
the University of South Florida,
reports there is progress being
made in the development of a
Center of Jewish Studies at that
The brain-child of Dr. David
Weinstein. past president and
Chancellor of Sperltus College of
.Judaica in Chicago, the project is
now working its way through
faculty committees and is ex-
pected to become a reality in 12
"to 15 months. The concept has
passed the initial review neces-
sary by the faculty and ad-
Dr. Weinstein visited the USF
campus in November and lee
lured on "Jewish Studies, A
Historical Perspective." This
lecture apparently served as the
final step to sell the faculty both
on Dr. Weinstein and on the
merits of the proposal.
The goals and objectives of the
proposed center are stated as
To expose students to the
widest possible spectrum of the
global Jewish experience during
the past three millenia.
To serve to unite various
ulemic disciplines and deepen
the appreciation of many aspects
of historical and humanistic
study for nonspecialists and
specialists alike.
To enable students of
variegated backgrounds to
specialize in degree programs of
ludaica integrating their studies
at USF with study abroad
(Oxford. Jerusalem).
To educate and certify
teachers of Judaic and Hebraica
for all types of schools, public
and private, through approved
state teacher certification
To establish a community of
scholars which combine promi-
nent scholarships with inspired
teaching, etc.
It is expected that the center
will be funded externally, that is
not by the state university
system, but through foundations,
corporations, and private in-
dividuals and would have Dr.
Weinstein as the director. The
USF Foundation would ad-
! minister the funds and it is hoped
that endowments will be for-
thcoming. It is expected that a
librarian of Judaica would be
hired and that the Judaic
holdings of the I'SF library
would be greatly increased.
Faculty of very high caliber are
expected to be attracted to the
campus through endowed chairs.
Classes are anticipated being
offerred in Medieval and modern
Hebrew. Jewish Philosophy.
Literature and Jewish History It
is anticipated that students
would receive substantial
scholarship support and that
these students would come from
all over the country. Research
and publication are two areas of
prime concern lor t his center
Dr. Strange, acting chairman
of the Task Force in Jewish
Studies, said,"I'm sure that the
center will be a reality." He went
on to explain that while at the
present time a major in Jewish
Studies is offerred. there are only
two students majoring in mat
area. He expects substantial
changes in this regard with the
establishment of a Center for
Jewish Studies on the campus in
Seniors in tha iraaa ^ordering
on Tampa oiten
programs and ser\ lest I nan i hose
in town say star; of tha Senior
Citizens Proiect
Hillsborough Count? Parks and
Recreation Department
That s why the two
organizations have pooled their
resources with Hillsborough
Co.'s Adult Education Dept. to
provide a pottery class for
anyone aged BO or better who
wants to come to the Sterling
Heights Community Center, on
Williams Road near Highway 301
north of Fowler.
The class meets every Monday
(except Dec. 29. G a spar ilia Day
and National Holidays) from 9
a.m. to noon. There is no charge
for attending or for materials,
thanks to a grant from the Older
Americans Act and the Jewish
Community Center Senior
Citizens Project. Donations are
always welcome.
For more details call 872-4451.

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 26
Proclaim Liberty!
Proclaim Liberty!!
We have the opportunity this year in Tampa to
begin the New Year with an exciting evening, a
joyful evening, a proud evening.
"Proclaim Liberty," a musical show combining
our Biblical heritage, freedom heritage and social
justice heritage will be presented at Tampa Theatre
with Jewish stars of world renown. Herschel Ber-
nardi, Lou Jacobi, Misha Raitzin, Kenny Karen,
Belle Kaufmann (granddaughter of Sholom
Aleichem), and Elaine Petricoff and ... the list
This is the type of show we've often heard about
being held in other cities but never had the oppor-
tunity to enjoy in our own town. Now we do! This is a
night which will be long remembered after the final
curtain. For the young and not so young, this
evening can be enjoyed by all.
Do yourself a favor. Be at Tampa Theatre, Jan.
18. And ask a friend to join you for an evening you'll
not soon forget.
A New Misguided Missile
The American Jewish community has had the
misfortune of having to deal with diplomatic mis-
guided missiles in almost every Administration since
1948. President Eisenhower had John Foster Dulles.
President Nixon had Williarri Rogers. President
Carter had Andrew Young. And now, even before the
Reagan Administration has been sworn into office,
along comes Sen. Charles Percy soaring off into
space from his own launching pad.
The Republican solon of Illinois, who is slated to
head the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, decided, in his conversation with Soviet
leaders, to preempt President-Elect Reagan and his
entire new Cabinet to formulate foreign policy for the
United States. In remarks reeking of political hali-
tosis, Percy reportedly advocated a Palestinian state
headed by the machinegun-toting chief of the
Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasir Arafat.
To be sure, Percy told his Russian hosts that
Arafat "is a terrorist, he has done some dastardly
things." But, the legislator noted, the darling of the
international jet-setting bomb squad "has a com-
pelling desire to be a chief of state, no matter how
small it is." How considerate of Percy to think of
this. How compassionate. How noble. That's like re-
ing the local mugger with his own territory and
lady supply of victims just so long as he
in't stray into the next neighborhood. Of course,
Arafat would like to be a chief of state, "no matter
how small it is." For Arafat, that small state is
Possibly the best evaluation of Percy's contri-
bution to non-peace in the Mideast was made by
1'abbi Joseph Sternstein, president of the American
Zionist Federation. He pointed out effectively, if
perhaps undiplomatically, that Percy's suggestion
has reduced "morality to the dungheap of civili-
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You don't have to be Jewish to *
be apprehensive and annoyed by
efforts of the New Christian
Right to spread a canopy of rigid
theological directives over the
White House and Congressional
Vice President-Elect George
Bush isn't Jewish. In Houston on
Nov. 10, he said of those who
seem determined to substitute
the New Testament for the
Constitution: "Hell with them. I
am not intimidated."
Sen. John C. Culver of Iowa is
not Jewish. He has said: "I have
searched the Scriptures but I
can't find anything saying Jeeus
opposed the Panama Canal
Treaty or favored the Kemp-Roth
tax cuts. Yet I get a zero in
Christian morality from Moral
Majority because I didn't."
RESIGNING from Christian
Voice, Sen. Gordon J. Humphrey
of New Hampshire declared the
enemies of that new religio-politi-
dfeirvish Floridian
of Tampa
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cal machine are immorality and
liberalism. In his view, the
clergymen and their followers are
"embarked on a Holy War."
(Shades of the Ayatullah
Khomeini. Will American
hostages be taken somewhere
along the Potomac?)
Christianity Today, not a
Jewish journal, states: "There is
no biblical text to tell us which
candidate should be President, no
chapter that contains an
economic blueprint for the inter-
national economic order nf iu
Daniel Maguire. MarquetJ
University theologian, wan
there must be an alternati
mobilization, one against
religious strain which, in
view, amounts to "religiou
The condemnations of sue!
groups as Moral Majority an)
Christian Voice have piled higl
since Election Day. People begai
to realize some of the religioul
zealots controlling a share of th]
1,400 radio and 35 televisiorj
stations comprising the Prates
tant media network had skidderj
off the track of responsibility..
(lott Mit Uns kind of super,
righteousness arose from thtj
camp of those claiming
monopoly on morality and b>
perverse logic assigning the rest
of us to the narrow enclave of the
Immoral Minority.
FOR THE modern political
crusaders to assert that, in recent
years, national policy has been
shaped by a "godless minority of
treacherous individuals" is insult
and slander raised to a scandal-
ous degree. For Christian Voice
to give zero vote performance
ratings to courageous and con-
structive senators and a 100 per-
cent rating to Congressman
Richard Kelly, one of the Abscam
bribery case defendants, presses
on raw nerves.
Along the election trail, as
Christian Voice abused the very
name, Christian, by using if for
narrow, partisan' political pur-
poses, it was reported that
"Christians for Reagan" stickers
with the "t" in "Christian'" im-
printed in the form of a cross
were handed out in the Washing-
ton offices of one of the New
Right Religious groups. This is a
strange way for Americans to go.
Rev. Robert Grant, founder of
Christian Voice, has written: "If
Christians unite, we can do any-
thing: we can pass any law or any
amendments. And that is exactly
what we intend to do." For-
tunately, this boast has been
Continued on Page 9
'Dirty War' Against Subversion
At 8:10 p.m., on May 27, 1976.
a bottle of gasoline smashed
through the plate glass window
of a store on Avenida Diaz Velez
in Buenos Aires Moments later,
the perpetrators scattered
political leaflets as they fled the
scene Nearby Horacio Oscar
Saragovi, then 17 years of age,
was waiting in the dark, cold
night for the bus that was to take
him to a club meeting at the
Jewish Center.
The bottle, which shattered the
display .window, also shattered
young Saragovi"s life. It began a
bizarre sequence of events which
started with his arrest on false
charges of committing the crime.
A military court found him guilty
of "alteration of the public order,
incitement to group violence, and
violence against the police force,"
and sentenced him to six years in
hundreds of innocent victims of
what the Argentine military refer
to as "the dirty war" against
subversion. The Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights
has declared that Saragovi is
genuinely innocent of the charges
filed against him The Saragovi
case was described at length in
the 1ACHR Report on Human
Rights in Argentina, based upor.
visit which this agency of the
Organization ol American States
Saragovi plans to continue
studies, begun at age 16.
leading to a career in medi
cine, hut he is also thinking
about training for the rab-
binate Btcaust his religious
upbringing is so important
to him, he teas particularly
pained and perplei.-l b\ the
fact that the r jM-rmitted to risit some other
Jeies in prison
made to Argentina in September
The Saragovi case is unusual
because Saragovi is now a free
man. The four-year nightmare
ended on July 22, 1980. when
Argentine President Videla, in an
unprecedented action, commuted
his sentence. No other individual
convicted of a political crime has
had his sentence commuted since
the Argentine military seized
power in March, 1976.
The fact that the military
government recognized that an
injustice had been done and
moved to remedy the situation
holds out hope for others who
may have similarly been illegally
convicted and sentenced for
crimes that they did not commit.
It is also significant becan
demonstrates that protest frorr.
the United States against human
right- violations u Argentina
can. in some instances j ie,d
positive results.
bert Braier of Pittsburgh, Pa
sought the help of the Anti
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith which in turn, recruited
the assistance of the U.S Stai-
Department and the U.S Em
bassy in Buenos Aires. The
Jewish Community Relation--
Committees ol Pittsburgh ami
Miami joined with ADL in
having many members of the
Senate and the House write,
letters to the Argentine President
urging commutation of Horacio s
ADL has observed that Jews,
as such, have not been targeted
by security forces, but once
picked up on subversion or other
charges, they are at serious dis-
advantage. If Jews and non-Jews
are arrested at the same time, the
Jews are less likely to be released.
Jews are generally subjected to
more severe treatment.
motivated by anti-Semitism.
The two other men arrested at
the time of the incident were sub-
sequently released, but Saragovi
remained in detention. His inter
rogators hurled anti-Semitic
epithets at him as they inquired
about Jewish community ac-
tivities and asked if synagogues
were being used to manufacture
bombs. Three memDers of thf
tribunal which tried him "mad-
Semitic statements ah.
' I twill ji Pli. It

L,y. December 26.1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Letter to the Editor
JDITOR. The Jewish Floridian:
would greatly appreciate
-o.ication of my letter ex-
iting personal observations. I
Erne responsibility for all
dements made in the following
\s a resident of Tampa for 25
rs and having served the com-
.-jnity as Rabbi of Beth Israel
Igd Temple David. I would like
|, submit my letter to Floridian
^On Sunday. Dec. 7 sixth
jht of Chanukah "Nes Gadol
liyoh Poh", a great miracle
|lCcurred here in Tampa. Not of
I ffv cataclysmic nature whose
luverberations had been felt all
liver the world. Yet. it was an
livent which brought unto me and
I p my congregational members
'sent. an abundance of great
\ stisfaction, much joy, and in-
Ijurmountable spiritual gratui-
| ties, beyond description.
For. it marked a unique mile-
tone in the brief span of history
h "Chabad" in our city. This,
spearheaded by the young
laergetic "Chabad" local Rabbis
Ilazar Rivkin and Yakov Werde
liuccessfully held a public gala
IChanukah entertainment
[program. Its uniqueness being, in
that the celebration took place
lut in the Chabad House, but in
Itbe City Hall Plaza. East
Idennedy Blvd. This marked the
Initial attempt by any local
I Jewish group, or congregation, to
[dart' ponder, contemplate and
Linowitz Says;
sponsor any public Jewish
religious event within the realms-
spheres of Tampa government.
As I observed the kindling of
the grand size Menorah (20 ft.)
being lit, I was filled with a
mixture of jubilation and trepi-
dation. For let us not forget,
although we are living in an
Americanized society, it is a
Christian country. We dwell
within an assimilated integrated
Jewish community in a period of
Jewish apathy, religious
ignorance, with little observance
in our homes. Jewish nationalism
is in limitation, but religious
observance little.
We have erected beautiful,
multi-million dollar synagogues
with expensive rabbis, cantors,
educational directors and huge
budgets; yet, alas many of our
anointed spiritual leaders have
succumbed to the demands and
whims from their officers.
Results, even many of our con-
servative congregations have
drifted into a spiritual abyss,
from our sacred Torah moorings.
On the other hand, we find to-
day the "Chabad-Lu Bavitcher"
movement all over the world
seeking valiantly to return our
people in particular our youth,
to God, to Torah and to the
Jewish way of life. Furthermore.
I state uneqivocally, that no
religious American Jewish Con-
gregation has worked as dili-
gently, fought with tenacity-
fervor in behalf of God and Torah
and Yiddishkeit as Chabad. No
other group (in my opinion) has
labored as zealously to enlighten
our college youth (confused),
farblondget, involved in drugs,
pagan cults, etc.. seeking to
return our Jewish college
students to God, Shabbat.
Kashrut, Prayer, etc. than this
Once again, let me reiterate,
that no Jewish element (in my
opinion) has been working with
an enthusiasm and religious piety
in order to discourage the
American Jewish Youth from
intermarriage and from, God
fordid, "Shmaad" Apostacy
than Chabad. It has not been
the American Orthodoxy, Con-
servative or Reform elements.
Alas, we have merely produced a
weekly computerized, system-
atized, mechanized, atuomation
of Bar-Bat Mitzvah whose
Hebrew schools are predicated on
the aforementioned pillars.
I therefore salute the "Chabad
House" in its initial successful
gigantic public religious en-
deavor in our city, and say to my
colleagues. Rabbis Lazar Rivkin
and Yakov Werde, "Ashraichem
Chaverim, Yhee Birkas Hashem
Aleichem, Viyal Milachtichem."
May Gods* Divinely ordained
blessings prevail. May all of your
contemplations, pursuits and
endeavors be spiritually crowned
with fruition and success.
Samuel M. Mallinger
Rabbi of Temple David
Israel Did Not Get Full
Credit For Concessions
- U.S. special Ambassa-
dor Sol Linowitz admitted
here that Israel did not re-
ceive the credit due it for
the concessions it made to
achieve its peace treaty
with Egypt. He attributed
that oversight to the fact
that the western media was
preoccupied with the issue
of Israel's settlements on
the West Bank.
Linowitz made his remarks at a
meeting with Israel's autonomy
negotiating team. He said he felt
sorry that Israel's concessions for
peace were not fully recognized
because he saw in Israeli policy a
genuine desire to reach an agree-
ment on autonomy for the West
Bank and Gaza. He suggested
that Israel should have made
clear from the start that it did not
, intend to build many more settle-
ments on the West Bank.
LINOWITZ was here on what
v >s widely regarded as his final
diplomatic mission for the out-
going Carter Administration. He
arrived from Cairo where he met
with President Anwar Sadat and
other Egyptian officials. He paid
a brief courtesy call on Prime
Minister Menachem Begin and to
meet with him again for a work-
ing session.
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The envoy brought with him
messages from President Carter
and from President-Elect
Keagan. Carter urged the parties
to renew the momentum of the
autonomy talks. Reagan gave his
ussurances that he is determined
to continue the negotiations on
the basis of the Camp David
accords and that any changes to
the Camp David formula would
be introduced only with the prior
consent of both parties. The mes-
sages were essentially the same
that Linowitz brought to Sadat
in Cairo.
We have at last become
barrier free to deaf and hearing-
impaired people interested in our
activities, services and pro-
grams," says Ed Finkelstein.
executive director of Tampa's
Jewish Community Center.
Our Senior Citizens Project
has several deaf participants who
take classes here; now they can
call us about details, problems,
questions whenever they want,''
adds Donna Davis the JCC
Senior Project Coordinator.
The JCC had a teletypewriter
for the deaf installed recently,
thanks to a grant from the
Administration on Aging
through Florida's HRS and
Tampa Bay Regional Planning
The TTY number at the JCC is
870-2156. An automatic an-
swering and message-taking
device makes the JCC accessing
around the clock to deaf people.
Hoffmans to Present Two Concerts
The family of Irwin Hoffman.
Music Director of the Florida
Gulf Coast Symphony will
present a free concert in the
University of Tampa Ballroom.
On Jan. 2, the Hoffman String
Quartet will present Haydn's
"String Quartet in C Major,"
Mozart's "String Quartet in F
Major," and Gabriel Daure's
"Piano Quartet ininor."
The Hoffman family includes
Ester Glazer."violinist and artist -
in-residence at the University of
Tampa. Irwin Hoffman, violinist
and conductor of the Florida Gulf
Coast Symphony and their
children. Joel, pianist. Toby, vio-
linist, and Deborah, harpist.
Another free concert by the
Hoffman Family String Quartet
will be given April 2nd.
Both concerts are scheduled for
8:15 p.m.
Toddler Course
The Children's Resource;
Center is offering the Toddler
Stimulation Course for children,
ages one year to three years and
their parents beginning Wed'
nesday. Jan. 14.
The course meets weekly on-
Tuesdays for six weeks from 1 to
3 p.m. The cost is $25.
Parents learn how to enrich
their child's development
through hands on experiences
and discussions.
| The class meets at Hills-
borough Community Mental
Health Center, 5707 N. 22 St.,
Tampa. For more information,
call 237-3914, ext. 255.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 26,
Jewish Chaplain
On Assignment In Naples
Helps Earthquake Victims
A Jewish chaplain in the U.S.
Army Reserve helped in efforts to
provide a "First Aid" type of
relief to the victims of the earth-
quake in July, according to a
report received by the Com-
mission on Jewish Chaplaincy of
JWB. '
"I was assigned to the U.S.
Naval base in Naples to provide
Manukkah coverage on a two-
week assignment," Chaplain
(LTC) Donald Nahum Cohen
wrote Rabbi Joseph B. Messing,
Director of JWB's Armed Forces
and Veterans Services and Com-
mission on Jewish Chaplaincy. "I
arrived at the base exactly one
hour and ten minutes prior to the
"First reports were that
Naples was the main area hit and
that damage and casualties were
not too heavy. The Italians
wanted to handle everything by
themselves and the military here
just stood by.
Within 48 hours the
magnitude of the disaster became
known and an all-out rescue and
relief operation began. Choppers
flew in from the Southern
European Task Force at Vicenza
and tents and blankets came
from Kamstein, Germany, and
the States.
"One hundred and fifty GIs
moved in to teach the natives
how to set up the tents. But the
massive aid was slow in getting
to the mountains where 265,000
people were left without a roof.
The Navy base was asked to pro-
vide "first aid type of relief
used clothes, blankets, food, etc.
Responsibility for the drive was
turned over to Chaplain (Cptl
Frnest Reagan, Fleet Chaplain. I
helped Chaplain Reagan on the
first day and by Thanksgiving he
turned the drive over to me to
"The people on the mountains
are really desperate. In one place
we didn't even have a chance to
distribute the goods. They
devoured everything as it was
unloaded even to the point of
gulping down bottles of medicine
!a problem which required a
-hange in the items we shipped).
"I've been working around the
clock," Chaplain Cohen wrote
JWB, "the military is doing a
Circuit-Riding Rabbi Beldreb
I his photo was sent to the JWB Commission on Jewish Chaplain,*
from \aples by U.S. Army Reserve Jewish Chaplain (LTC) Dunahlt
Nahum Cohen (right). who with Chaplain (Capt.)E. M. Keagun helns]
to load food on a school bus sent from an earthquake-striihn toL\
near Naples. The earthquake victims asked particularly for breadandl
crackers. "We didnt have enough to meet their needs," Chanlainl
Cohen wrote JWB, "So I dug into the emergency Peach supplies that i
had been left over and sent them 100 pounds of Mat;,, with the rest o(\
of the goods."
Rabbi Edmond Beldreb is a
circuit-riding rabbi. St. Lo is one
of the towns he covers as he
drives through scenic Normandy
on roads flanked by high hedge
rows which sometimes form a
leafy canopy.
Among other things, St. Lo
was one of the towns Gen. George
I'at ton made famous. It was from
here in June, 1944, that his forces
broke out of German encircle-
ment, and the enemy front to the
West collapsed. Behind the roads
traveled on by the rabbi are the
D-Day beaches, names that will
forever ring in American history:
Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and
TRUE, there probably were no
Jews here when Patton's Third
Army moved out against the
Germans. But a few have now
settled in this historic town.
Today there are eight Jewish
families living, in St. Lo which
has the distinction of being a
kosher meat-packing center
serving Paris.
Like the countryside around it
JCC Presents
The JCC presents "Winter "80
Vacation Camp." Many
exciting, interesting, and fun
days will be awaiting this win-
ter's camper. Programs are
planned for the Pre-schooler on
up to eighth graders. For the
K'Ton Ton camper (pre-school)
snow, movie and music days are
just three of the special theme
days planned. The first through
eighth grade campers will be
treated to assorted educational
and recreational trips. These
include a day at Busch Gardens,
a day in St. Pete, and, of course,
roller and ice skating. For full
information on the programs
remaining, contact Danny, Pate,
or Barbara at the JCC. And
welcome to Winter Wonderland.
its brilliant past, its important
historic monuments, its culinary
specialties Normandy contains
small Jewish communities tied
together by joint activities and
by visiting rabbis such as
The rabbi's base is Caen,
located in the department of
Calvados in northern France, and
from here Jewish communities
receive their spiritual leader.
THERE ARE eight Jewish
families in Kvreux, eight families
in Lisieux, 15 families in Cher-
bourg, 200 families in LeHavre,
and 400 families in Rouen. And in
Caen, almost entirely rebuilt
after the war, there are about 100
Jewish families. After World War
II, the Jews of Caen built their
own synagogue on 16 Avenue de
la Liberation.
The Jews of Normandy are a
close-knit group. New superhigh-
ways and high-speed trains offer
them the opportunity to go from
Caen to Paris in two hours; from
Rouen to Paris in a little over an
hour. All roads lead to Paris.
Nearly half of 700,000 Jews in
France live in and around the
French capital.
But there are also inter-city
activities. The Jews of I>eHavre
and Caen hold joint activities:
seminars, lectures, films.
Caen itself has a small but
active Jewish community. They
are proud. They are not afraid,
and the young people are ac-
tivists. Many arrived here from
North Africa in the 1960s; others
came here from that center of
Jewish life, Strasbourg.
IN THE summer time,
thousands of Jews also come to
Deauville, the world-renowned
resort of casinos, polo matches
and horse racing. In the summer
months, I was told, there is even
a minyan in Deauville which in
the summer jumps in population
from 10,000 to over 100,000
The Jews of Normandy are also
involved in the tourism industry.
Thank You
The Hill* School Prent AMoclttlon thanks Mm following DuatnauM lor tnatr eooinoution )
to our succaaa'ui lundralaar.
Action Printing Tickets
Admiral Bendow Inn Rooms
Air Animal, Inc.
Bartke's Dinner Theatre
Hillel Bingo Astociaton
Hough Exterminating
Island Food Service.lnc.
Louisa's Health Spa
Mr. and Mrs. Ban Lynn
Asolo Theatre
Sal's Place Restaurant
I Swiss House Restaurant
The Cheese Shop
I Tha Colony Shops
i We urge me community to support mew fine people who nave supported us
In the department of Calvados,
new hotels are going up in
Honfleur, Lisieux, Bayeux and
Throughout Normandy, one
finds American Jews, even
former GI's who settled here
after World War II. Having
landed and survived on the
beaches on D-Day, they said they
fell in love with this beautiful
area which provides visitors with
an astonishing variety of scenery,
from indented cliffs and covers,
to wide sandy beaches and
seaside resorts.
WHEREVER 1 traveled in
Normandy, whether it was in
Deauville, the elegant seaside
resort; or in Rouen, which has old
streets set with buildings in the
ageless half-timbered Norman
style; or in Caen which, besides
being a cultural and- artistic
center, is also a large industrial
and commerical plant, I learned
about Jewish communities.
Some are small; some large.
They exist. They thrive. They
recall a rich historical past of
which there is even now new,
exciting proof, a proud discovery
of a proud people: the yeshiva in
Rouen, the capital of Normandy.
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December
26, ig
New Christian Right
Political Profile Anathema to American Democracy
Last in a Three-Part Series
There are additional concerns
that require careful analysis and
scrutiny by political leaders and
the American people.
The campaign by some mem-
bers of the New Christian Right
to elect born-again Christians
only to public office is anathema
to everything American democ-
racy stands for. It violates
Article 6 of the United States
Constitution, which forbids the
exercise of "a religious test" for
any citizen running for public
The American people must re-
pudiate that anti democractic
practice. Candidates must con-
tinue to be judged on the basis of
their competence, their integrity,
and their commitment to the
I Egyptian Official Meets I
With Carter in B.C. |
Vice President Hosni Mubarak of
Egypt met with President Carter
for a half hour at the White
House and with Vice President-
Elect George Bush and
President-elect Ronald Reagan's
foreign policy advisers. Mubarak
came to Washington as a per-
sonal emissary of President
Anwar Sadat.
According to Egyptian sources
here, one purpose of his mission
is to speed up the deliveries to
U.S. military equipment to
Egypt. Mubarak met with
Secretary of State Edmund
Muskie and Defense Secretary
Harold Brown after leaving the
White House.
Mubarak was sent here by Sadat
to make it clear to the Reagan
people that any tilt in U.S. policy
toward Israel, as indicated in
some of Reagan's election
campaign statements, would
place Egypt in an untenable
position and be harmful to the
Middle East peace process.
President Carter told reporters
after his meeting with Mubarak
that he had been given a very
important message from Sadat.
He declined to disclose its
contents. He had high praise for
the Egyptian President whose
initiative in visiting Jerusalem in
November, 1977 opened the way
for the Camp David talks and the
peace treaty between Israel and
Carter called his personal
relationship with Sadat one of the
most satisfying of his tenure in
the White House. He also
stressed that ties between Egypt
and the U.S. were indisoluble in
this time of trouble in the Middle
East," an apparent reference to
the Iraqi-Iranian war.
Mubarak extended Sadat's
invitation to President and Mrs.
Carter to visit Egypt. White
House sources said Carter would
not embark on such a visit before
leaving office Jan. 20.
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Coffee or Tea.
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Community Calendar
Fridoy, Dec. 26
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Jewish Towers Monthly Birthday Porty 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 29
Jewish Women for Jewish Survival Board Meeting 8 p. m.
Tuesday, Dec. 30
Congregation Rodeph Sholom "lunch and Learn" noon
Wednesday, Dec. 31
JCC Food Co-Op lodoyl
New Year's Eve Parties at Congregations Schaarai Zedek,
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Thursday, Jan. 1
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common welfare. That is the
American way.
THE MOST effective critique
of "single polities'" campaigns
and candidates is provided by the
leading Evangelical journal.
Christianity Today (Sept. 19,
"Moral Majority and Christian
Voice appear to emphasize the
first three principles of Evan-
gelicals for social action more
than the others (that is, the
family; every human life is
sacred, meaning abortion; reli-
gious and political freedom are
God-given inalienable rights.
The Bible deals with all of them.
In fact, probably more space in
the Bible is devoted to calls for
justice and the care for the poor
than to the fact that human life is
sacred, though none can deny
that both are Biblical mandates.
"The concerns of the religious
lobbies will appeal to a broader
range of Christians to the extent
that they emphasize these other
equally biblical principles of
justice, peace, stewardship of our
resources, and care for the poor,
as well as profamily and prolife
issues. It is a case of these ye
ought to do but not to leave the
others undone.' Too narrow a
front in battling for a moral
crusade, or for a truly biblical in-
volvement in politics, can be
disastrous. It could lead to the
election of a moron who holds the
right view on abortion.''
MANY of us are concerned
about the militant apocalyptic
style of some New Christian
Right spokesmen. This mentality
dates back to antiquity when in
every century where there was
vast social disarray and disorien-
talion, there emerged a wide-
spread yearning among the
masses, especially the poor and
disinherited, for a Messianic
savior joined by an Emperor of
the I^st Days who would relieve
society of its oppression and
moral decay and usher in the
Millenium "in which the world
would be inhabited by a
humanity at once perfectly good
and perfectly happy" (Norman
Cohn, The Pursuit of the
This revolutionary apocalypse
was dominated by eschatological
phantasies of a new Paradise on
earth, a world purged of suffering
and sin, a Kingdom of Saints. A
rpodigious final struggle would
take place between the hosts of
Christ and the hosts of the
Antichrist through which history
would attain its fulfillment and
Before the Millenium could
dawn, however, misbelief had to
be eliminated as a prelude to ,
realizing the ideal of a wholly
Christian world. In the eyes of
the crusading Messianic hordes
(which began to form in the
Middle Ages), the smiting of the
Moslems and the Jews was to be
the first act in that final drama
which was to culminate in the
smiting of the Prince of Evil
(Satan, the Devil).
MUCH OF the present New
Right public discussion of issues
seems to be characterized by that
traditional scenario of political
conflict between "the children of
light" and the "children of dark-
ness." There is too much demon-
ology in the current discussion
which appears to consign politi-
cal candidates to being
demolished as "satanic" the
moral hit lists with "zero
ratings," "secular humanists
standing at the side of satan."
Reasoned, civil debate in an open
democracy requires another,
higher order of discourse.
One has a sense that New
Right advocates perceive
America as if it were a vast camp
revival meeting whose character-
istic method was to plunge imj
anguish the sinner over the stai
of his soul, then bring about I
confession of faith by oversimnj
fying the decision as a choice U
tween a clear good and an ol
vious evil. The Civil War wd
rendered all the more intrans
gent and destructive by each sid
claiming that God was on tht
side, and by portraying the othi
side as "infidel" and "atheist."
A mature America deserves
far more balanced and though
ful method to analyze its pro|,
lems and to formulate it
responses; anything less thai
that is an insult to the intelll
gence of the American people.
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
SHEMOT The children of Israel increased and multiplied and
the land of Goshen was filled with them. But a new king arose in
Egypt; one who had not known Joseph. He said to his people:
"The children of Israel are too many and too mighty for us;
come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it
came to pass that, when there befalleth us any war, they also
.join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get
them up out of the land*' (Exodus 1.9-101. The new Pharaoh
made slaves of the Hebrews. He also commanded that every
new-born male infant was to be cast into the river Nile. How-
ever, Moses was saved from this infanticide by the king's
daughter and grew up in Pharaoh's court. He was forced to flee
Egypt after slaying an Egyptian whom he found mistreating a
Hebrew slave. Moses went to Midian, where he tended sheep for
his father-in-law Jethro in the desert near Mount Horeb. God
nppt'ured to Moses in a burning bush and told him to return to
Egypt, for it was his mission to liberate the children of Israel
and lead them lo the land of Canaan. With the help of his
brother Aaron. Moses united the Hebrew slaves into a people.
Then he came before Pharaoh with God's demand that he "let
My people go. "
(The recounting ol the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and based
upon "The Graphic History ol the Jewish Heritage," edited by P. Wollman
Tsamir, si5, published by Shengold. The volume is available at 75 Maiden
Lane, New York, N.Y. 10031 Joseph Schlang is president ol the society
distributing the volume.)
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,v December 26.1980
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 9
felms Amendment Death
Still Leaves Religion in Schools
Continued from Page 1
And an acceleration of these
ues is certain to occur unless
ress sends out the word that
must be allowed in the
^.jom.' William R. Bright of
(Campus Crusade for Christ
Members of a House
diciarv subcommittee listened
j somber attention as Bright
I other witnesses recited their
v of doom, but showed no
lof quick conversion."
IE FAILURE of the Helms
nendment" to emerge from
pmittee is an important
ory for the forces of church-
separation. This is an
jn year, and the pressures
the newly-organized and
tically-active evangelical-con-
vatives are now carefully
ded in Congress. The "pro-
f" platform of the evan-
Nical-conservatives, which
dudes prayer in the public
Is as a major objective, has
nod even greater sig-
cance because of the support
to these positions by the
publican Party platform and
Gov. Reagan in the Presi-
Dtial campaign.
I On the other hand, the failure
Congress to pass the Helms
lendment'* this election year
dicates that, despite all these
Bs.sures, the Congress was not
out to undercut the landmark
lflrt< mpp and Engtl decisions of
lie early 1960 s which declared
"prayer in the public schools to be
iolative of the Establishment
use of the First Amendment.
The Helms effort failed for two
liwsons. First, the Helms bill was
li blatant effort to circumvent
like Constitutional amendment
process. By proposing a bill
lihich would withdraw federal
[court jurisdiction from prayer
kases. Sen. Jesse Helms (R.,
INC.I was attempting to amend
like ('(institutional guarantees of
Ichurch-state separation by
\aati.ic which requires only a
lujority vote of Congress and a
I Presidential signature, instead of
lipproval by two-thirds of both
I Houses of Congress and three-
|.'ourt hs of the states.
THIS "backdoor maneuver"
lias a dangerous precedent, since
liny dedicated pressure group
[could attack any part of the
IConstitution by a statute with-
drawing federal court jurisdic-
tion Senators Edward Kennedy
ID Mass.) and Charles Mathias
|IR.. Md.| pointed out in the
Senate debates on the bill that
I such a precedent would leave
F*her Bill of Rights guarantees
[pen to similar attack Even con-
rvative Congressmen, who
ere doubtful about the prayer
"sue could not support such an
What type of strict construc-
bnists." ADL asked, would
want to open the most basic
[ rights under our Constitution to
Wch a collateral attack? Thecon-
I'Wquences of such an approach
e extremely troublesome. Once
r, by
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962 1906
this route was taken to avoid this
Constitutional guarantee, every
other basic Constitutional safe-
guard was also fair game for any
group of the moment, which was
riding a crest of popular opinion
interested in sweeping away
opinions it opposed or sup-
pressing ideas the majority
might find objectionable.
These Constitutional
guarantees are not determined by
popularity contests or even
elections. They protect the
minorities which include Jews
the Equal Employment Oppor-
tunity Commission notwith-
standing and the unpopular, the
mainstream opinion as well as the
AS WE testified before the
Judiciary Subcommittee:
"The Helms amendment
permits rights guaranteed in the
Constitution, including the Bill
of Rights, to be changed by
statute. That cannot be accept-
able under our system of Consti-
tutuional government. The
Helms amendment is a shortcut
through the Constitution. It does
not honor it. It denigrates it.
"It is a dangerous precedent
which, if successful, would chart
the route and. indeed, invite new
infringements on our basic rights
by special interest groups and
champions of transient causes,
who are convinced that they have
heard or know the "Word of
God" and that the law must
make all Americans comply with
their version of what is right or
what conduct is proper.
"The preemption of the First
Amendment by statute was itself
unconstitutional and sub-
stantively bad policy."
Second, the Helms bill was
defeated on the basis of sub-
stantive considerations. Prayer
in the public schools, even if
"voluntary" (and there is much
doubt as to whether such exer-
cises can in fact ever be truly
voluntary), even if silent, is still
unconstitutional and should
remain that same way.
IN ITS testimony, ADL stated
its position clearly:
"We believe that the place
for prayer, as President Kennedy
said, is in the home and in the
church or synagogue not in the
public schools. It is not the
business of the government, state
or federal, to prescribe prayers or
encourage prayer in the public
schools. The essentials of church-
state separation require that
government not be permitted to
play such a role under our Con-
stitutional system. And it is not
only the prohibition on estab-
lishing a church, but the broader
application of the separation
doctrine which keeps the govern
ment from prescribing religious
doctrines or prayers preferring
one religion over another or any
form of religion over another or
any form of religion over non-
"The government in our
system, state or federal, is and
must remain neutral in matters
DADC 13041944*644
BOW0'JOS *?->(XV
involving religion. And those
who seek to change that relation-
ship are neither "strict construc-
tion ists" nor faithful to the Con-
stitutional heritage handed down
to us by the founding fathers,
who specifically enshrined this
neutrality in the First Amend-
Justice Black'8 classic statement
of the separation doctrine on
behalf of the Court in Everaon
(330 U.S.I, 15-16):
"Neither a state nor the federal
government can set up a church.
Neither can pass laws which aid
one religion, aid all religions, or
prefer one religion over another.
Neither can force nor influence a
person to go to or remain away
from church against his will or
force him to profess a belief or
disbelief in any religion. No
person can be punished for enter-
taining or professing religious
beliefs or disbeliefs, for church
attendance or non-attendance.
No tax in any amount, large or
small, can be levied to support
any religious activities or insti-
tutions, whatever they may be
called, or whatever form they
may adopt to teach or practice
religion. Neither a state nor the
federal government can. openly
or secretly, participate in the
affairs of any religious organiza-
tions or groups and vice versa. In
the words of Jefferson, the clause
against establishment of religion
by law was intended to erect "a
wall of separation between
church and state."
It is this aspect of the issue
that President Carter overlooked
in his Sept. 2. 1980 statement (at
Independence, Mo.) that he
believes "... that there ought to
be a place and time in school for
voluntary prayer." The violation
lies not only in the prescription of
prayer by school authorities, but
the inherently involuntary aspect
of what is so loosely termed
"voluntary prayer."
THUS, school prayer is again
an issue and we have passed the
first test. The Helms forces lost
support because in their rectitude
they attacked the very basis of
the Constitution they as "strict
constructionists" were bound to
uphold. In their arrogant right-
eousness they took a path which
was itself, unconstitutional and
justified it by assertions
regarding the consequences of
the restoration of prayer in public
schools that were just not
In endorsing the position of the
Supreme Court in Engel, James
J. Kilpatrick, the noted con-
servative columnist in the
Washington Star, made the
following comment on the Helms
"Let us cling fiercely to our
First Amendment right freely to
exercise our religion but let us
not confuse the repetitious
mouthing of innocuous public
prayers, or a moment of purpose-
less silence, as an honest exercise
of religion. If we are to teach our
children to walk humbly in the
sight of God, we had better seek a
more effective means than token-
ism in the classroom."
No Excuse
Simone Veil. President of the
Parliament of Europe, stressed
here that there were many differ-
ing views about the status of
Jerusalem among the members of
the European community.
She remarked, in the presence
of Prime Minister Menacnem
Begin, the fact that the group of
European parliamentarians she
headed on her visit here were in
Jerusalem, should not be taken
as an endorsement of Israel's
concept of united Jerusalem as
its capital.
New Christian Right
Can be Very Annoying
Continued from Page 4
countered by the National Coun-
cil of Churches.
"THERE CAN be discerned no
exclusively 'Christian vote," nor
can single issue political
pressures serve the interests of
our total society." that represen-
tative body of American Protest-
antism has declared.
As for those of us in the Jewish
community who continue
disturbed and disquieted by the
political acrobatics of those who
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WE ARE faced with a wave of
religious evangelism, bound up
with conservative politics, which
threatens to undermine the First
Amendment's basic guarantees
on such issues as school prayer.
It was to protect the people
against just such attacks that the
First Amendment was made a
part of the Constitution.
Moreover, as the Supreme
Court pointed out in Schempp, an
excusal procedure does not
render a prayer period "'volun-
tary." The societal pressures to
conform are substantial, and it is
unrealistic to expect that
children, who are the ultimate
conformists of our society, will
stand up and ask to be excused
from an officially sanctioned
period of prayer, however brief,,
however non-denominational,
however it is to be performed.
We are on notice. Although a
short "voluntary" prayer may
not seem to be an intolerable
breach, the warning of the
Supreme Court in Schempp is as
applicable today as it was in
Mr. Eisenberg, an attorf^ey
in Washington and
chairman of the Anti-
Defamation League's
National Law Commit-
tee, testified against the
Helms amendment last
seem convinced they have a pipe-
line to the Almighty, we can take
comfort from the strong reaction
that soon set in against the new
zealots. We can even be chari-
table and pray for their
The text of that prayer stems
from Article VI. Section 3, of the
Constitution: "No religious test
shall ever be required as a qualifi-
cation to any office or public
trust under the United States."
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Joella Saada, a student at Ben Hurion University in Israel, receives a $500 scholarship check from
Edwin Shapiro, president of HI AS. at a recent ceremony m Jerusalem. She is one of nine students at
Ben Gurion University and Tel Aviv University to receive such stipends, which are given annually
through HIAS to needy students who have demonstrated academic achievement and community
Arabs Politicize International Banking
The rise of new Arab banks threatens to
politicize the international banking system in the
next decade, according to the latest issue of
Petro-Impaci. bi-monthly publication of the
American Jewish Committee s Institute of
Human Relations that reports on petrodollar
influence in American affairs.''
According to the publication, the Arab banking
system readily combines both political and
financial goals because Arab-owned banks either
are partly owned or sponsored by their gover-
Thus, when banks such as the Kuwaiti
Investment Office purchase real estate industry,
or an interest in our industry, they function both
as "traditional merchant banks and as arms of
the national treasury." Petro-Impact editors
noted that such companies may be able to break
the Western banks virtual moroply over the
recycling of OPEC surpluses."
The Y. u > nrh Times is attempting t mine' i lie State of Israel by its overt anti-Israe
bias, which extends even into ts TV listings,
accused National Council of 'loung Israe
Chairman and Firt Viet President Harold M
The Sunday Timts T\ Program Guide, in
listing the Perry Como s Christmas in the Holy
Land offering, an ABC special, reterred to the
program as <:lmed on location in Palestine
- Tinut* cannot denv the tact that
ihe Si raei has been m existence for o\er
:i- -ant .facoos. 'There is no lusufication
lor thi- ouirntreous. olatant oias It would unthinKu: ..e rimmt Co rater to Sri Lanka,
for e tt former name of I V\ ion. or to
reler to an) <,i tne inueDenueni Asian anu .African
nation- by neir coioniai names.
H : International has demanded that
the M enact comDrenensive gun
control .egisiuiion.
ident hi B'nai B ran. said
in a statement :nat the right to bear firearms is
no lonirer a realistic deterrent against an invading
army or a tvrannical government
That ngnt, he declared, "has been overtaken by
a far greater right the right to one's own life.
Asserting that the killings of former Beatle
member John Lennon and Washington car-
diologist Michael Halberstam in the last several
days compel this country to examine itself and
the reasons it has failed to enact" national gun
control laws. Spitzer said the argument that
"guns don't kill people, people kill people" is
A noted leader of the Conservative movement
believes that because American Jews live in an
open, democratic society, many of them are not
persuaded of the worthwhileness of their
Jewishness, primarily because the religious
dimension is missing from their lives.
In an address to the national Board of
Directors of the United Synagogue of America
last weekend, the congregational arm of the
Conservative movement. Rabbi Benjamin Z.
Kreitman, executive vice president of the United
Synagogue, asserted:
"The choice is no longer to be a Jew or to
embrace another faith, or to join another com-
munity. The choice today is between being a Jew
or merging with the great mass of indifferent
Americans, indifferent to religion and indifferent
to ethnic identity or commitment."
William Schwartz, noted estate planning at-
torney and professor of law at Boston University
for the past 25 years has been appointed dean of
the Law School by University President John R.
Silber and the Board of Trustees. Schwartz had
been serving as dean ad interim since June 1.
Schwartz, who graduated first in his class from
Boston University Law School, joined the faculty
in 1955 and was promoted to the rank of professor
in 1960. For several years, he held the Roscoe
Pound Professorship of Law. In addition to his
career as a teacher and scholar and his active
practice ol law, Schwartz has served as general
director of the Association of Trial lawyers of
America, the world's largest trial bar association.
A leading American business figure has called
on tellow corporate executives to emphasize the
development of talent in their organizations
through non-discriminatory hiring ann
William i ilmgnaus. president oi the American
Telephone ana l'eleerapn Co -peaking recently
at (he worldwide neauuuarters in .New York ol the
American Jewiah < ommittee. -aid that ihe most
important job corporate executives have .
develop alent. uuaoie taient has bean
overlooked because ol Pars wronglv imposed or
the basis ol race, religion, national origin ana
The AT&T executive urged other nusine--
leauers to utilize the important pool of talent"
that exists in the Jewish community and in the
ranks of other minonty groups in this country.
"Business." he said, "has to move away from the
notion that one must be white Anglo-Saxon
Protestant male to succeed in business.
Discrimination is wrong, as well as being foolish."
Dr. Eugene Nagel, chairman of the Medical
Committee of American Red Magen David for
Israel, appeared last week before the faculty of
the Ben Gurion University of the Negev School of
Medicine in Beer Sheba. where he was invited to
speak on "New Standards for Cardiopulmonary
Dr. Nagel, an internationally-known expert on
resuscitation and ambulance services, has been
visiting Israel to assist Magen David Adorn in
the modernization of its ambulance services.
Having established the first telemetry -controlled,
mobile intensive care service in the world, in
Miami in 1966. Dr. Nagel is widely regarded as,
the "father of the paramedics."
Now Percy Doesn 't Support PLO
Continued from Page 2
ting process.
He said that such a state would
introduce Soviet influence into
the area and stressed that the
PLO terrorists are armed and
trained by the USSR.
HOWEVER, Sprayregen
emphasized that the PAC. the
coordinating bodv for Chicago's
34 major Jewish organizations,
was in "broad agreement" with
"Percy's goals for peace and "on
the whole, this issue in no way
undermines our confidence in his
ability to serve as Chairman of
the Senate Foreign Relations
Schrayer also expressed reser-
vations over Percy's views. H_
noted that the Senator had I _
to include references to the Aral
need to recognize Israel and
reiterate his support for Uniti
Nations Security Council
lutions 242 and 338 in a letter i
clarification sent to all of his con
stituents this week.
Schrayer characterized
amended version of that letter, t
be sent to the JUF for dissert
tion, which contained th
references as "too little and
late." He said he was unable
get an acceptable answer fron
Percy on either the propriety i
necessity for "carving out ol
Israel the state that would
become part of Jordan.'
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University of South Florida
campus are USF professors. Dr.
Hans Juergensen and Dr. Gordon
Brunhild. Hillel Student Board
President Jeffrey Minches. Hillel
Director. Jeremy Brochin and
Hillel Area Board President Marc
Perkins Wiesel's appearance is
under the direction of the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation at USF
Thursday. Jan. 22, is the date
ol W lesel lecture which is open
to the public. Kntitled "The
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Hesponsibilities, it will be held
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Room 1100 at M p.m Tickets are#
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Haig Favors Strong Support
Continued from Page 1
the basis that he was
jdent Nixon'8 last Chief of
jf at the White House during
-Watergate scandals and for
Erole in the Vietnam war. Some
tors dislike the idea of a
ary officer in charge at the
however, since Republicans
L control the Senate when
rig's nomination is considered
ler Reagan's inauguration Jan.
j it is expected that he will be
[On Israeli-American affairs,
r made his views known in a
Jrh in Miami on Oct. 27,1979,
fore a conference of the Zionist
ganization of America. At that
ajie, he was considered a
lassible Republican Presidential
Itfdidate. It is understood here
Ifet he has not deviated from the
Ijositions he expressed on that
gas ion.
HE POSED several questions
stive to American policy
irard the Middle East. The
owing are the questions and
I responses:
Question: "Is Israel a strategic
'bility to American national
erests, being worthy of
pport only on moral grounds?"
Answer: "No. It is moral to
npport the right of the Jewish
ople to their own State. It is
ratifying and important that
jrael is a lively democracy,
taring our basic political values
Is a world hostile to democracy.
As the strongest military power
In the Middle East, Israel's very
Existence serves to deter Soviet
liggression. As in the past, a
Ittmnn. viable Israel will continue
llo offer assistance to American
pteresta and activities which
[bolster our friends in the region
land elsewhere."

Question: "Does Israel have an
[unfair veto over U.S. com-
nunicutions with the PLO that
npers the peace process?"
[Answer: "No. As the U.S.
hedged in 1975 and reiterated in
llJTii. so long as the PLO advo-
latcs views incompatible with the
hare process, the U.S. will not
lurogni/e or negotiate with the
lrl.() It is simply wrong to
Believe, as some of our diplomats
hem to suggest, that official
recognition is necessary to com-
munication. Communication is
not the issue between the U.S.
and the PLO. Attempts to draw
the PLO into the negotiations
without agreement on the goals
of the (Camp David) process
undermines President (Anwar)
Sadat (of Egypt) as well as Prime
Minister (Menachem) Begin (of
Israel). We should not com-
promise what we have accom-
plished already through con-
cessions to the outspoken op-
ponents of Sadat's courageous
Question: "Is the Egyptian-
Israeli peace treaty contrary to
U.S. interests because it leaves
out other parties to the conflict?"
Answer: "No. The Egyptian-
Israeli treaty does not bar other
states from joining the peace
process. The treaty of peace be-
tween the leading Arab state and
Israel is a deterrent to war. With-
out the treaty, neither U.S. in-
terests nor those of other can be
Question: "WuTthe price of oil
be stabilized by a settlement of
the Arab-Israeli conflict?"
Answer: "No. The 'link' be-
tween an Arab-Israeli settlement
and oil prices is tenuous. First,
not all members of OPEC (Or-
ganization of Petroleum Ex-
porting Countries) are Arab.
Second, oil prices are determined
more by supply and demand and
the value of the dollar than the
issue of who rules Jerusalem.'
Third, to speak of such a link is
dangerous, not only to the U.S.
but also to the leading Arab oil
producers. Fourth, it is illusory
to be considered a superpower if
foreign policies are distorted by
domestic needs. Linking oil needs
and prices to foreign policy only
invites more dictation by radical
or anti-American states. This is
not in our interests nor is it in the
interests of such states afc Saudi
Question: "Is recognition of
the PLO necessary to strengthen
U.S.-Saudi ties'" '
Answer. "No. Our apparent
differences with Saudi Arabia do
not 'rest solely with the Arab-
Israeli conflict. Several dif-
ferences are rooted in these
developments: 1. Our failure to
contest Soviet activity in Africa
and Asia; 2. the Soviet-Cuban
build-up in South Yemen; 3. our
inability to prevent the fall of the
Shah; 4. our mismanagement of
the dollar. Recognizing the PLO
would not deal with these
HAIG. 56. is a graduate of the
U.S. Military Academy at West
Point and holds a Masters degree
in international relations from
Georgetown University. He
worked at the Pentagon during
the Kennedy Administration and
was a specialist on European.
Middle East and Latin American
Regarded as a protege of
former Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger, Haig is reported to
have played major roles in the
Vietnam peace talks and in
policies involving the Middle
East, China and other areas.
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Saragovi" according to the report
of the IACHR. which also said
that "the records show clearly
that the policeman lied, as did his
SARAGOVI WAS denied the
opportunity of having all of his
defense witnesses testify,
although the lone eyewitness to
the event did testify that he did
not recognize Saragovi as having
been at the scene of the crime.
After a one-day trial, the
tribunal imposed a sentence of
six years. The unsuccessful
appeal, made before the same
tribunal, resulted in the exten-
sion of his sentence by nine
months. Argentine law provides
that each day of the appeal
Peres Beats Out Rabin
To Take Begin On
Continued from Page 1
emerge from this convention
whole and united."
But the former Premier was
widely criticized by convention
delegates for his failure to shake
hands with Peres or to mention
him much less congratulate
him in his speech. Peres, in
contrast, walked over to Rabin
and demonstratively shook his
hand before he began his speech.
While Peres' margin of victory
exceeded the expectations of his
supporters they would have
considered 65 percent a sub-
stantial success political
observers said his 70 percent
majority did not constitute a
landslide but was solid enough to
enable him to exclude Rabin from
his future leadership team and
from his Cabinet should Labor
triumph in the next elections.
According to the experts. Peres
should refuse point blank to
negotiate for power positions
with the "Rabin camp" as a
The first test of his ability and
determination to consolidate his
victory begins when the con-
vention commences the complex
and arduous procedure of electing
the party's new 701-member
Central Committee, its key
policy-making body between con-
ventions. Peres supporters were
insisting that the Rabin group
cannot claim representation in
precise proportion to the 28.8
percent of the vote garnered by
their man.
Rabin's speech was also well
received. It was mainly a
programatic review' of national
policy and national needs. He
dwelt on the merits of the Allon
plan, advanced by the late
Foreign Minister Yigal Allon as a
compromise settlement on the
West Bank.
1 process adds one-half day to the
On July 23, 1980. Saragovi
emerged from La Plata prison.
Although he was free, he knew
that he was a man with a record
which would dog hi* steps
through life. Reluctantly, he left
his native Argentina for a new
life in the United States, where he
will resume his university studies
after completing an intensive
course in English.
He came to my office, and we
talked about some of the rigors of
life in the three prisons in which
he had been. One of the most
difficult problems was long
periods of social isolation which
resulted from solitary confine-
ment and his having rebuffed
efforts by prisoners who were
urban guerrillas to involve him
in their organization.
months, he kept his sanity fey a
careful mental discipline which,
among other things, gave him
deeper spiritual insights. His
spiritual qualities, particularly
his tranquility and absence of
rancor, are impressive.
Saragovi plans to continue
studies, begun at age 16, leading
to a career in medicine, but he is
also thinking about training for
the rabbinate. Because his
religious upbringing is so im-
portant to him. he was par-
ticularly pained and perplexed by
the fact that the rabbi was not
permitted to visit him. although
he was permitted to visit some
other Jews in prison. Saragovi
also recalls that he was able to
get a Bible only after months of
repeated requests, and he now
wears glasses because of the eye-
strain from reading it in his cell,
devoid of a window or electric
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