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Volume 16 Number 31
Hollywood, Florid* Friday, November 21, 1986
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Price 35 Cents
Religious Tiffs Need 'Civility'-Peres
Wm star and producer Goldie Hawn jokes with Prime Minister (JTA/wzn New. Photo)
'itzhak Shamir during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office Mayor Shlomo Lahat and the Tel Aviv Foundation to help raise
\in Jerusalem last week. Hawn was in Israel as a guest of Tel Aviv funds for the cinematheque complex now being built in Tel Aviv.
rot For Most Israelis
Toyota or Datsun from Japan in Your Future?
On November 20, 1985,
lew York Mayor Edward I.
toch spoke in Tokyo to the
Japanese Economic
lusiness Council, the
vren. He spoke blunt-
as is his way, about the
lance in U.S.-Japanese
le and how Americans
i\ about it. He noted the
growing protectionist senti-
ment in Congress and the
Japanese argument that
free trade is essential for
the economic health of the
But he would not let pass the
Japanese claim to be free traders:
"We say that the argument of the
Japanese is flawed because- they
don't engage in free trade. Look
at the boycott they have of Israel.
They don't buy Israeli products in
More Likely, A Ford
Chief Warns Against
Eventual War in Mideast
TA) UN Secretary
jral Javier Perez de
lellar warned here that
ithout a breakthrough for
in the Middle East
including the Palestine
iberation Organization"
can engulf the region
|"Tbe situation in the region con-
tinues to be highly volatile," de
Cuellar said in his annual report to
the General Assembly, issued last
Thursday (Nov. 13), on the situa-
tion in the Mideast. "There is a
grave danger that if the present
deadlock in the peace process is
allowed to persist, major
hostilities will break out again in
the area as has happened several
times in the past, the Secretary
General stated.
Continued on Page 3
any large amount, nor do they sell
the top-line technology to Israel
because of the Arab boycott.
That's unacceptable to
Americans who believe that you
may not, if you believe in free
trade, engage in anti-free trade
with a friendly country like Israel
with which you have diplomatic
NEW YORK'S mayor was rais-
ing a matter not well known to
Americans. Most of what we hear
on the subject of Japanese trade
focuses on the U.S.-Japan trade
imbalance, high-level trade talks
to find solutions, and the growing
Eossibility of Congressional
gislation to protect American
Japan, proclaiming its commit-
ment to free trade, also maintains
that it should not have to pay a
price for higher productivity and
efficiency. In order to get that
message across to the American
public and policymakers,
Japanese government agencies
and firms spent over $14 million
in 1984 on lobbying activities in
the United States.
Unfortunately, as Mayor Koch
noted, the Japanese do not come
to the matter with clean hands.
They have violated the principle of
free trade in one area, their sup-
port of the Arab boycott of Israel
more openly than any other major
industrial nation.
In doing so, they subvert the
system of international trade that
benefits all nations and they put at
a disadvantage those nations, like
the United States, who, by law,
refuse in any way to abet the Arab
THE IMPACT of the Arab
boycott on Japanese-Israeli
business relations is very strong.
Trade between Israel and Japan
(less than $200 million per year in
each direction) is negligible in pro-
portion to the foreign trade of
each country.
Japan's attittude towards the
boycott substantially differs from
that of other Western industrializ-
ed states. Japanese business not
only gives in openly to Arab
pressures to refrain from main-
Contianed oa Page 9-
Speaks To
In Chicago
appeal to the Jewish people
to avoid a split within its
ranks over religious and
secular issues was issued
here by Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres. He
urged that "a civilized way
be found to deal with
religious differences" that
have become exacerbated in
Israel and the United
Addressing more than 3,000
Jewish leaders from North
America and abroad at the 55th
General Assembly of the Council
of Jewish Federations here, Peres
said that Jewish life is marked by
variations, with different strains
and different beliefs between and
among the religious and secular
elements in Israel and the U.S.
do not worry him. But, he added,
"I am worried about our unity.
Let's be careful not to split. We
are too small a people to become
two or three people instead of
Peres declared: "I call upon
everybody, let's argue without
Continued on Page 4

Page 2 The Jewish Tloridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, November 21, 1986
Bush Tells CJF
U.S., Israel in 'Long Alliance'
Vice President George Bush
declared here Saturday
night that the U.S. and
Israel "are united in a long
alliance dedicated to insur-
ing not a beginning but a
continuation, not the crea-
tion of the State, but its sur-
vival." The "sheer bottom
line consideration," he said,
is that the U.S. needs Israel
and Israel needs the U.S.
"This mutual dependence is
good, not bad," Bush stated.
Addressing the closing plenary
session of the 55th General
Assembly of the Council of Jewish
Federations, Bush told 3,000
Jewish communal leaders from
North America and abroad that
this reaffirmation of the mutual
bond needs to be repeated "as
long as Israel is surrounded by
those who could do her in."
moral responsibility to declare to
the world unambiguously and une-
quivocally: Israel is our friend and
ally," Bush said.
The Vice President was fre-
quently interrupted by applause
as he talked about U.S.-Israel
relations, the need "to be tough in
the continued war on terrorism"
and the ongoing effort of the U.S.
to press the Soviet Union about
the rights of Soviet Jews. He em-
phasized that American support
for Israel is unswerving.
As an example, he noted the
unremitting hostility against
Israel in the UN by those he term-
ed "racists and bullies." "You
would think that being the target
of such obvious hostility, Israel
would have been ejected from the
UN by now," Bush said. "But of
course, she hasn't, and the reason
reminds us of how important it is
for friends to make their friend-
ship and their intentions
"Israel is still in the U.S.," he
said in a slip of the tongue, which
was greeted by laughter, in-
cluding his own. "I mean the
UN," he said, "because America
has made it clear this Ad-
ministration has made it repeated-
ly, abundantly clear that if
Israel is thrown out of the UN,
America leaves too. If they're out,
we're out; if they get the boot, our
boots are made for walkin'."
and candor, he said that "over the
past quarter century or so,
America's passion to defend
Israel has sometimes seemed to
manifest itself in a kind of col-
dness or rejection of all things
Arab. And they have sensed this,
and this has not been helpful, and
it has not been kind."
Bush affirmed that the U.S. is
no enemy, to the moderate states.
"We are a friend of Egypt, where
President (Hosni) Mubarak and
his people, with great courage and
sense, made it clear that they
need to preserve the peace with
Israel. King Hussein of Jordan
continues his tough and lonely
search for a way to start negotia-
tions and this is helpful, and
deserving of our praise. And the
courage Shimon Peres showed
when he met with King Hassan of
Morocco is another cause for"
In discussing terrorism, Bush
said that one element in the fight
against "this viciousness and
bloodlust" is to step up in-
telligence and analysis. He said
that America's intelligence
system "is the best ever. In the
past year alone, we were able to
stop 90 planned attacks against
U.S. citizens before they happen-
ed. But we can do better."
Vice President Bush
He did not give specific informa-
tion about the planned attacks,
and, unlike Israeli Foreign
Minister ... Peres, who address-
ed the G A Thursday night, did not
call for international cooperation
in confronting terrorism on a
global scale.
ON ANOTHER issue, the
separation of church and state,
which Bush referred to as "a
source of anxiety" to the Jewish
community and to others, he said:
"I would fiercely oppose the ob-
vious or subtle establishment of
any state religion. I would oppose
any merging of church and state. I
embrace, respect and support the
wall that separates them, and I
would never tear it down nor
allow it to erode."
But, he added, "the separation
of church and state does not, and
cannot, be allowed to apply a
hostility of the state toward
religion The church and the
state are neighbors." Bush said
that Americans must remember
not to judge each other "or to
speak disparagingly of each
other's belief. In a pluralistic
democracy, you've got to
remember to give each other a lit-
tle spiritual breathing room.
Religion isn't a problem in
America, but intolerance
sometimes is. And this is
something we all have to watch
out for."
On the issue of human rights,
Bush assured the assembled
Jewish leaders "that the U.S. has
been bringing up the problem of
Soviet Jewry with the Soviets in
Geneva" during the ongoing
talks. He also stressed that Presi-
dent Reagan "pressed the Soviets
on this cause" when he met with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
in Iceland last month.
BUSH ADDED, "We will con-
tinue to press. The human rights
issue is now a permanent part of
the U.S.-Soviet agenda. They
don't like that a lot, but that's the
way it's going to be until they do
what's right?
The most dramatic portion of
the closing GA session was the ap-
pearance of Natan Sharansky on
satellite television from
Jerusalem. This first satellite
telecast from Israel was brought
through the auspices and services
of the World Zionist Organization
Education Department.
Sharansky, smiling and at ease,
issued an impassioned plea for
continuing efforts to pressure the
Soviet Union to allow Jews to im-
migrate to Israel. He warned the
audience not to be beguiled by the
release of a few prominent
refusenik8 as signifying a more
liberal emigration policy. It was
tokenism, he explained.
HE POINTED out that Gor-
bachev was engaging in clever
public relations in dealing with the
West and this, therefore, made
Gorbachev even more dangerous
than his predecessors. Sharansky
said the change in the outward ap-
pearance of responsiveness by the
USSR to human rights pressure
by the U.S. was due to the Soviet
Union's need for more trade and
credits from the U.S.
"Realistically, the situation of
Soviet Jews in worse than ever,"
he said. "The number of Jews
allowed to emigrate today is the
lowest in 20 years. The number of
Prisoners of Zion in the camps and
the refuseniks in the cities is big-
ger than before. There are
400,000 Jews waiting to come to
Israel. That's why we must not be
deceived by the new image Gor-
bachev is presenting to the
The former refusenik also urged
that more American Jews visit the
Soviet Union to establish contacts
with Jews there to obtain informa-
tion about the situation and let
them know that they are not alone
in their efforts to achieve
Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky (left) greets godson
Ronnen Nashpitz whose name means 'Jubilation' in Hebrew -
and Ronnen'8 father, Dr. Mark Nashpitz (right), who spent nine
years in exile for refusing to testify against his friend, at the in-
fant's Brit Mila in the Chagall Synagogue at Hadassah-Hebrew
University Medical Center. Sharansky's wife, Avital, gave birth
to a daughter the same day.
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Burg Believes
Unity Gov't. Will Survive Tenure
Friday, November 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 3
Without Breakthrough for Peace,
UN Chief Warns of Mideast War
Yosef Burg, the former
Israeli Minister of Religious
Affairs who retired last
month after serving in vir-
tually every government
since the State was founded,
believes the present Labor-
Likud unity coalition will
survive the final two years
of its tenure, despite
ideological differences bet-
ween the partners.
"I don't see any serious political
problems which will break up the
unity government," Burg said at a
press conference here. But the
77-year-old Burg, who can be
described as leader emeritus of
the National Religious Party, did
not come to New York to make
political prognostications.
HE IS HERE to rally support
for the religious Zionist move-
ment in the upcoming elections to
the next World Zionist Congress.
According to Burg, religious
Zionists are under siege by the
Reform movement, which is "try-
ing to muscle in on the Zionist
movement" through its consti-
tuent bodies such as the Jewish
Agency and the World Zionist
Burg expressed fear that the
Reform movement, which is
vigorously seeking equal status in
Israel, may align itself with the
Labor camp to try to oust the
religious factions from Zionist
He warned of dangers, such as a
recent resolution adopted by the
Zionist Actions Committee, the
supreme body of the movement
between Congresses, which would
bar funding for non-Zionist or
anti-Zionist yeshivas in Israel.
Burg urged the religious Zionist
movement to organize itself for
the Congress elections to counter
encroachments by Reform
elements. He said the religious
camp in Israel is under-
represented in the Zionist move-
ment and is apathetic about its
role in the movement.
HE CALLED on Reform Jews
to come to Israel on aliyah before
trying to gain influence in Zionist
bodies in proportion to their
strength in the United States. The
Zionist Congress is not for
everyone, just for Zionists, Burg
Burg was questioned about
freedom of religion and worship in
Israel. "There is freedom of wor-
ship in Israel, every human being
can worship God in the way he
sees fit," the Orthodox leader
With respect to the recent con-
frontation in the Baka suburb of
Jerusalem when ultra-Orthodox
Jews attempted by force to inter-
rupt Simchat Torah services at a
Reform congregation, Burg said
the incident was "unhappy." He
called it a "clash between per-
sonalities" who have since made
peace with each other.
THE REFORM congregation
dropped criminal charges against
the local Orthodox chief rabbi,
Eliahu Agergil, who gave a writ-
ten promise never again to in-
terfere with Reform services.
According to Burg, "The bone
of contention is not in the form of
worshipping, but the absolute
necessity of having the (religious)
law of Israel as one and only one
in order to preserve the character
of Israel."
Continued from Page 1-
DE CUELLAR recalled that
the Yom Kippur War between
Egypt and Israel in 1973 almost
led to direct confrontation bet-
ween the United States and the
Soviet Union. He warned that a
new war in the Mideast, "with the
development of ever more
sophisticated and destructive
weapons," may be more difficult
to control and may indeed bring a
nuclear confrontation between
the superpowers.
"A just and lasting peace (in the
Mideast) can best be achieved
through a comprehensive settle-
ment covering all aspects of the
conflict and involving all the par-
ties concerned, including the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion," de Cuellar said.
A comprehensive Mideast set-
tlement, he continued, must be
based on "withdrawal of Israeli
forces from Arab territories oc-
cupied since June, 1967;
acknowledgement and respect for
the sovereignty, territorial in-
tegrity and political independence
of all the states in the region and
their right to live in peace within
secure and recognized boundaries;
and finally a satisfactory solution
of the Palestinian problem based
on the recognition of the
legitimate rights of the Palesti-
nian people, including self-
was critical of Israel's settlements
in the West Bank. "I am par-
ticularly concerned about the con-
sequences that would flow from
the establishment by Israel of ad-
ditional settlements in the oc-
cupied territories," de Cuellar
said, adding:
"This is a matter of deep con-
cern and, more than any other
single factor, contributes to
doubts in the minds of many about
Israel's readiness to negotiate a
peace settlement that would re-
quire its withdrawal from the
But the Secretary General also
was critical of violent incidents in
the region as a major obstacle to
peace. "Peace efforts would be
enhanced if there was a lessening
of violent incidents, which all too
frequently involve innocent lives
and of which there have been
some particularly terrible ex-
amples" in the last year, he
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Annual Hebrew Univ,
Academy Conference
The Hollywood-Hallandale
Chapter of the American Friends
of the Hebrew University, an-
nounced that the Annual Hebrew
University Academic Conference
will be held at the Hillcrest Coun-
try Club, 4600 Hillcrest Drive,
Hollywood, on Monday, Dec. 15,
at 9:30 a.m., followed by lun-
cheon. The cost for the Con-
ference and luncheon is $15 and
advance reservations are
necessary and can be made by call-
ing 963-5811.
This year's Conference presents
two outstanding Hebrew Univer-
sity lecturers; Professor Eliezer
D. Jaffe and Associate Professor
Shlomo Aronson.
Professor Jaffe was trained in
the United States, with degrees in
sociology, psychology,
criminology, and holds a Doc-
torate in social work. Since
emigrating to Israel in 1960, he
has taught at the Hebrew Univer-
sity School of Social Work, was a
consultant to the Israel Ministry
of Social Welfare and has served
on several ministerial committees.
Dr. Jaffe's research has focused
primarily on welfare services to
children and their families. He
publishes frequently in profes-
sional journals, and in the Israel
and American Jewish Press. In
1976, Professor Jaffe received the
Revel Memorial Award. His topic
will be "Ethnic Divisions in Israel:
Facts and Forecast."
Associate Professor Shlomo
Aronson was born in Tel Awi,
studied at the Hebrew University,
and continued his education at the
Free University, Berlin, where he
received his PhD, Magna Cum
Laude. In 1969 he was appointed
Lecturer in the Department of
Political Science at the University
and in 1973, Dr. Aronson became
Director of European Studies,
while serving as a War Correspon-
dent during the Yom Kippur War.
In 1976, he was" guest Scholar at
the Brookings Institution in
Washington D.C., and the follow-
ing year he was a visiting Pro-
fessor at UCLA. Currently, Pro-
fessor Aronson is a Fellow at the
Lehrman Institute and a regular
columnist for the Israel Press and
Media BBC, London, and PBS,
Washington, D.C. His topic will be
"Limited Wars in the Nuclear
Age: The Case of the Middle East
One of the questions I'm always
asked is: "Why do you choose to
play Kle/mcr music?" The answer
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touches deep and profound feelings
relating to my heritage.
Other Jewish people who hear it
experience the same feelings It
touches them in ways no other music
docs Which is why I play Klezmer
music -lo serve the community by
playing music that brings together
Jews from different backgrounds.
Playing Klezmer music is stren-
uous. Thai's one reason why I lake
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, November 21, 1986
Vigilant Parents
What ought to be remembered at this time
of the year is that the Public Schools must be
religiously neutral, a principle long
established in an equally long line of judicial
decisions. The Supreme Court has defined
"religiously neutral" as meaning that the
government may not promote any or all
religions, express opposition or hostility to
any or all religion or to no religion, or show
preference for one religion over another.
This hardly means that schools may not
teach about religion. Public Schools should
indeed take cognizance of religion and its
role in our society. Programs which teach
about religion and its role in the historical
development of civilization, as well as its
current role in society, ought to be
developed in the school curricula, providing
they do not violate the religious neutrality of
the school system.
Especially for the Jewish community it
must be emphasized that joint celebrations
of Christmas and Chanukah are no more ac-
ceptable than individual observances. Such
observances only introduce more improper
religious participatory activity into the
Public Schools. They also tend to place
holidays in competition with one another
and typically distort each holiday as a
distinct religious experience in the minds of
Parents who may be assuaged in their
more sensible rejection of any religious
observance in the Public School classroom or
auditorium by the observance of any type of
Chanukah ceremony as well, are con-
tributing to a double assault one to the
separation of church and state principle and
also one upon the understanding of children,
both Jewish and Christian, who come to con-
fuse these separate and distinct holidays as
essentially the same thing.
In the end, because Public Schools are
responsible for teaching our children the
principles of American democracy, it is par-
ticularly important that they observe the
principle of separation of church and state in
the First Amendment as an essential ele-
ment of our religious liberty.
Kahane's Divisiveness
In an address before the National Press
Club in Washington the other Wednesday,
Rabbi Meir Kahane, head of the extremist
Kach Party in Israel, predicted that the Uni-
ty Government there would not survive
another year because the Labor Party would
ultimately call in its chips and demand new
In this, Kahane expressed no regret, saw
no contradiction in the survival of the Unity
Government with Shimon Peres at the helm
for its two alloted years, and predicted that
his own Kach Party would be there on the
sidelines to pick up the pieces as Likud and
Labor ultimately went to war.
In the end, surely Rabbi Kahane had
heated visions at the National Press Club of
his own elevation to Prime Minister.
At just about the same time, former Prime
Minister Shimon Peres was speaking to
American Jewish Congress officials in New
York and, on Thursday (Nov. 13), before a
session in Chicago of the Conference of
Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
On both those occasions, Peres spoke not
about war but of peace. Dominantly on his
mind was the growing hostility between
American and Orthodox Israeli Jews over
Questions of religion notably, Orthodoxy's
etermined struggle to keep the U.S.
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Reform Jewish movement from establishing
itself on a broad basis in Israel without
violent confrontation.
Mr. Peres' note was one that accented
"civilization" the need for mutual respect
and, above all, unity among Jewish
brethren. In this call for unity, the former
Prime Minister has an enviable record of ex-
perience in the Unity Government's first
It is our hope that, in its second phase
under Yitzhak Shamir and Likud, the record
will be one of equal "civilization." Much has
already been written about the remarkable
achievement of a coalition agreement which,
in 1984 when it was forged, gave little
reason for hope of success.
Much, all of us trust, will be written again
in 1988, when the Unity Government fulfills
its original mandate.
This is what needs to be emphasized. Mr.
Peres did just that in New York and
Chicago. In Washington, Rabbi Kahane
spouted only divisiveness and threats of war
among brothers.
Peres Tells CJF
'Civility' Needed in Religious Tiffs
M*in_OHic t PlAnl IJONEtthSI M.Am, Fl 33IM PtMX* I 3K
Friday, November 21,1986
Volume 16
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Number 31
Continued from Page 1
hate; let's decide our positions and
listen to one another, among your
synagogues and between the
religious and secular."
remarks were in keeping with the
General Assembly theme of Klal
Yisrael, the pursuit of unity in the
midst of diversity and the coex-
istence of diversity for the sake of
His remarks were also made
against a backdrop of discord and
disharmony between the Or-
thodox on the one side and the
Reform and Conservative
movements on the other over
numerous issues of halacha
(Jewish law), and the restriction
imposed on the Conservative and
Reform movements in Israel by
the Orthodox establishment.
Peres, whose remarks on the
imperative need for Jewish unity
were greeted by prolonged ap-
plause, said, "I think it is for you
and for us to mobilize goodwill, to
call upon the heads of each strain
to see the need for Klal, Yisrael,
not just the conviction of each
synagogue, important as it may
be, and to find the necessary
wisdom and patience and talent to
have our arguments in a way that
won't split us to pieces."
SPEAKING OF another kind of
unity, Peres focused on the rela-
tions between the United States
and Israel. He said the two coun-
tries are in "an era of cooperation
like never before and with nobody
else. We are not afraid of the
greatness of the United States
and the United States is not wor-
ried about the smallness of
Israel." He did not specify the
areas of cooperation nor did he
allude to reports about Israel's
cooperation with the U.S. in sen-
ding arms to Iran.
He said Israel was very proud of
the fact that the U.S. recently
recognized Israel "by a very
special name, and I shall pro-
nounce it very clearly a non-
NATO ally." But Peres explained
that Israel is esentially different
than America's European allies in
a number of ways.
"We do not ask the American
army to protect our land or our
skies," he asserted. "We shall do
that ourselves. We are allies
because we are not reluctant, we
are not shy or apologetic in our
relations with the U.S. American
equipment, up to a point. Israeli
risk, when necessary. Definitely, a
non-NATO situation."
stressed by Peres was interna-
tional cooperation to fight ter-
rorism on a global scale. "The real
danger which innocent people and
nations of goodwill are facing is
not so much full-fledged wars run
by armies but the terrible criminal
violence of terror," he said. "I
think in many ways Israel was
forced to be the first to confront it
and the U.S. the second."
Terrorism, Peres said, must be
curbed if the peace process in the
Middle East is to continue. He
said that Israel and the U.S. can
help bring peace to the Mideast
for all the people. "Our enemies
are not Arabs, Moslems or
Our enemies are hostility,
belligerency and war," Peres
He said that "an international
involvement is also necessary in
order to stop terrorism. The cost
of terror from the point of view of
its victims is high. But terror also
affects the Arab world itself.
Leaders are frightened to death
because of the continuous threat
to their lives, from the level of
mayors to the heads of state. They
cannot make the right choice.
"They cannot select the
necessary policies in order to save
themselves from the terrible ex-
pense of military preparedness
and the ongoing danger of a new
war. Unless terrorism is fought,
peace will not happen at all."
PERES URGED the nations of
Europe, especially West Germany
as well as Japan, whose gross na-
tional products have increased
steeply over the past few years
and whose economies are well
organized and viable, to help the
Arabs economically.
"The economic situation of
some of the Arab countries
became so dramatic that their
own governments, their own
systems are in real danger, and
unless real help is offered the
danger will be augmented and the
road to peace will be impeded," he
But, Peres emphasized, while
international cooperation is
necessary to combat terrorism
and to help stabilize the economies
of Arab countries, the interna-
tional community cannot impose
solutions on the Arabs and Israel.
No imposed solution will be a
success. The road to peace is
through free negotiations bet-
ween Israel and her Arab
neighbors," he said.
ISRAEL IS intent on pursuing
Peace. Peres said, and has proved
this in relation to Egypt and its
ongoing efforts with Jordan.
Israel is strong enough to defend
itself and is strong enough to go
and negotiate peace with our
neighbors," he stated. "We have
wonall the wars that have been
forced upon us. We have decided
mis time to win a peace."
The world, Peres observed, "is
convinced that Israel is sincere in
trying to halt the dispute between
the Arabs and ourselves, peaceful-
ly, diplomatically." One of the
consequences of this, he noted, is
that it "helps create a climate of
support for the peace process in
the United States among the peo-
ple and in Congress."
Israel, Peres continued, has
moved in the direction of bringing
peace to the Mideast without the
help of the United Nations. The
war with Lebanon has come to an
end, the dispute with Egypt over
Taba has been settled, Arab
mayors have been given increas-
ing authority to run their own
municipalities in the West Bank,
and a Jordanian bank has been
allowed to open in the West Bank.
"Terror has subsided in the West
Bank," Peres observed. "There is
50 percent less terror this year
than the preceding year."
MEANWHILE Israel internal-
ly still faces some problems. Peres
said there is "no sense in covering
up the divisiveness in Israel bet-
ween Sephardim and
Ashkenazim, between religious
and secular groups and between
religious groups themselves as
well and between the secular
groups as well, and the Arabs in
Israel who do not get a feeling of
But, he added, "I have a feeling
that the ethnic divisiveness is
diminishing. A great thing has
happened. Both the Ashkenazim
and Sephardim have begun to feel
Jewish. They have a greater feel-
ing of equality. We are correcting
some mistakes regarding the
Arab minority. We are implemen-
ting the things we demanded
when we were minorities."
Peres also listed some other
achievements in Israel, including
a balanced budget, a halt to infla-
tion, increased foreign trade and a
decreased trade deficit, the ab-
sorption of 16,000 Ethiopian Jews
who came to Israel under Opera-
tion Moses, and the ongoing
rehabilitation of impoverished
neighborhoods under Project
The next task for Israel inter-
nally is to settle the Negev, "the
last frontier of Israel," as Peres
put it, and to make the desert
bloom in line with the vision of
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first
Prime Minister. The centennial of
his birth is being celebrated this
EARLIER IN the day Thurs-
day (Nov. 13), Peres addressed
some 5,000 people at a noontime
rally for Soviet Jewry. The
Foreign Ministry told the par-
Continued on Page 12

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May Have Prevented Sour Relations
Israel's unexpected an-
nouncement that it is indeed
holding atom-suspect
Mordechai Vanunu in
custody and that he is to
face trial may have come
just in time to prevent a
dangerous deterioration in
relations between London
and Jerusalem.
There can be little doubt that the
timing of the Cabinet Secretary's
statement Israel's first official
word on this seven-week-old saga
was linked to the growing wave
of media speculation in Britain
that Vanunu, the former Dimona
nuclear reactor technician, was
kidnapped from British soil by
Israeli agents.
WORSE STILL, the British
press early last week was sug-
gesting that Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher had actually
been apprised ahead of time, by
then-Premier Shimon Peres of
Israel's intention to abduct
Vanunu, an extreme left-winger
who left Israel for Australia last
year, sold what purported to be
detailed plans of a nuclear-bomb-
manufacturing facility at Dimona
to the Sunday Times of London.
He presumably will be charged
with treason in what is likely to be
a closed-door trial.
The Israeli statement took pains
to insist that Vanunu had not been
snatched from British soil and
therefore no conversation about
such an abduction had taken place
between Thatcher and Peres.
According to reports from Lon-
don last week, the government
there is making a determined ef-
fort to make do with this terse
Israeli position and to have the
British media make do with it, too.
PLAINLY, had Israel con-
tinued to stay silent, the credibili-
ty of one of its major friends on
the world stage, Thatcher, would
have been seriously jeopardized as
the story continued to burgeon on
Fleet Street. The British Premier
could, have been damagingly
In addition, Israel's top
policymakers and their legal ad-
visers may have been prompted to
act now and release a public state-
ment for fear of being forced to by
the High Court of Justice.
But beyond these tactical and
legal considerations, Premier Yit-
zhak Shamir, Foreign Minister
Peres and Defense Minister Yit-
zhak Rabin may well have been
moved by a more fundamental ex-
amination of Israel's condition at
this most extremely delicate junc-
ture in its various foreign relation-
ships and especially relation-
ships connected with covert
THEY MAY have decided to
clean up, as best they could, the
messy aftermath of the Vanunu
affair before bracing themselves
to face possibly heavy fallout from
the arms-to-Iran affair.
The Israeli policymakers are keen-
ly aware of the still ominous build-
up of questioning and criticism
within the American political com-
munity over insistent reports that
the U.S. and Iran are engaged in
longtime negotiations and
tradeoffs involving arms for
hostages and that Israel is play-
ing the role of secret middleman,
and supplier of the arms to the
Khomeini regime.
At the moment, criticism and
opposition from at home and
abroad are focused at the Reagan
Administration. Critics charge
that dealing with Iran over
hostages' lives undermines the
very essence of America's pur-
ported policies on terrorism.
But Israel, which according to
some U.S. media reports initiated
the negotiation, is bound to take a
great deal of flak itself if this af-
fair continues to gather
Politicians and pundits are
bound to point out that Israel is
always stridently advocating an
arms boycott of any state abetting
terror and yet here is evidence
that the same Israel is actively
participating in an ongoing arms-
supply relationship with the
quintessential terrorist state.
INDEED, Israel has called
forcefully on France to abandon
plans to sell arms to Syria,
because of Syria's close involve-
ment in terrorism as unmasked in
the Hindawi trial in London.
European Community Foreign
Ministers were due to discuss
their relationships with Syria at a
meeting in London last week
and Israel's position is one they
would naturally hear out, if not
necessarily adopt.
But that position must in-
evitably be weakened by the
steady stream of reports that
Israel is itself, on behalf of the
U.S., selling weapons to Iran.
Compounding Israel's discom-
fort is a string of other damaging
intelligence-related episodes:
The Pollard affair, involving
U.S. Naval analyst Jonathan Jay
Pollard, who allegedly passed on
American secret assessments to
the Israelis, hit the headlines just
one year ago and the scars it
left are still unhealed.
The Shin Bet affair, involving
the cover-up of an illegal killing of
two Palestinian terrorists, is not
Powerful Bomb Explodes Outside
Main Synagogue in Antwerp
PARIS (JTA) A powerful bomb exploded outside
the main synagogue in Antwerp late Monday night (Nov.
10) causing extensive damage but no casualties. The
building was unoccupied at the time.
A POLICE SPOKESMAN said the explosive was plac-
ed outside the main entrance. No messages were found and
as of late afternoon last Tuesday no group claimed respon-
sibility. Two caretakers who live behind the synagogue said
they heard no suspicious noises during the night.
The bomb destroyed the synagogue gate and shattered
its windows and those of neighboring buildngs. Antwerp
has a large Jewish community. Six years ago, terrorists at-
tacked a group of Jewish children waiting to board a bus for
a summer camp.
yet concluded. Police in.
vestagators are wrestling with the
conflict accounts of prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
then-Shin Bet head Avraham
Shalom regarding who authorized
the killings and the cover-up.
The security aspects of the
Vanunu affair must surely disturb
the Israeli intelligence community
and its political masters. Accor-
ding to foreign reports, one senior
Shin Bet official already has been
fired in the wake of what appears
to have been a major security
Golda Meir Award
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its Golda Meir Leadership Award
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the Nov. 9 dinner here that laun-
ched the 1987 international bonds
campaign, Richard Dinner, Dee
and Melvin Swig, Roselyne
"Cissie" Swig and Richard Swig
were honored for their service to
Israel, Jewry and the community
at large.
Erez Appointed
Erez has been appointed national
executive director of the Canadian
Friends of Tel Aviv University
succeeding Moshe Zarmi, who will
work in private industry in Israel.
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'I Didn't Know They Were PLO
Friday, November 21,1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 7
By DAVID LANDAU Sharansky's statement, a fierce
JERUSALEM (JTA) attack on the PLO and avowal of
Natan Sharansky issued a ^nfrjence m the government's
public apology last Thurs- J^ offihting't, was issued
Hay fNov lit for mePtina Soviet Jewrv activist
day (ssov. io) ror meeting came ^^^ ^ fron/ortj,^
with pro-PLO Palestinians and rightwing circles lbn2SK
in East Jerusalem early last the Palestinians,
week. "I learned that the TOp
delegation that met with me J?L G*.he "\et ^th
was identified with the PLO Z^^^Z
only after OUT meeting. Had editor Akhram Haniye, whom the
known this fact in ad- authorities accuse of PLO activity
vance, the meeting never
would have taken place,"
Sharansky said.
Soviet Jewry activist, Natan
Sharansky came under at-
tack from Orthodox political
circles last Wednesday
(Nov. 12) for a meeting he
had early in the week with
Palestinian leaders in East
Jerusalem. Laborites and
leftists in the Knesset im-
mediately sprang to his
Sharansky, who came to Israel
last February after nine years in
Soviet prisons and labor camps,
was angrily denounced by Na-
tional Religious Party MK Haim
Druckman for "succoring Israel's
enemies." Labor MK Micha
Harish said Druckman's attack
was reminiscent of the Soviet
SHARANSKY met discreetly
with Feisal Husseini, a prominent
pro-PLO Palestinian intellectual,
and reportedly with other Palesti-
nian activists in connection with
the deportation order against
Akhram Haniye, editor of the
East Jerusalem Arabic daily A-
Shaab. The meeting became
known generally only after
Druckman attacked Sharansky
for it.
Husseini, who heads the Palesti-
nian Research Center in East
Jerusalem, is a leading figure in a
public movement to block the
deportation. The movement con-
sists mainly of Palestinian
academicians and journalists, but
they have been joined by a grow-
ing number of Israeli liberals.
Many of the latter attended a pro-
test rally for Haniye at an East
Jerusalem theater.
Haniye's case will be considered
by the Supreme Court. His at-
torney, Felicia Langer, lodged an
appeal after a military review
board in Nablus upheld the depor-
tation order at a hearing.
THE ISRAEL Defense Force
Central Command ordered the
editor expelled to Jordan on
grounds that he has been involved
in PLO activity in the ad-
ministered territories. But the
IDF acknowledged that Haniye is
not linked directly to any terrorist
MK Ram Cohen of the leftist
Citizens Rights Movement (CRM)
said at the East Jerusalem rally
that the expulsion of Haniye
would hinder the peace process.
He said Israel should be ashamed
to resort to "colonialist laws
under which our own people
previously suffered." He was
referring to the British Mandate
regulations under which Haniye
was ordered deported.
in the administered territories",
though not of direct involvement
in terrorist acts.
The most prominent among
them is Feisal Husseini, a leading
East Jerusalem intellectual sym-
pathetic to the PLO. Husseini said
last Thursday that Sharansky
made his statement under heavy
pressure from right-wing Israelis.
Sharansky said: "The people of
Israel are waging a war of self-
defense against the PLO, a
Natan Sharansky
criminal terror organization
whose goal is the denial of the
legitimate rights of the Jewish
people to their homeland, and
ultimately the destruction of the
State of Israel. Both the aims and
the barbarous methods of this
organization of cut-throats violate
every human standard.
"THE PLO and those who sup-
port it place themselves beyond
the pale of civilized society. I
learned that the delegation that
met with me was identified with
the PLO only after our meeting.
Had I known this fact in advance,
the meeting would never have
taken place.
"... The blood of my brothers is
on their hands ... I have full con-
fidence that the government and
security forces of Israel are wag-
ing an unrelenting battle for our
protection The pursuit of this
goal in accordance with the laws
of the State of Israel and subject
to the judicial scrutiny of the
Israeli Supreme Court is in no
way a violation of human
rights. .."
Haniye has appealed to the
Supreme Court against his depor-
tation. The order will not be im-
plemented until the high court
rules on the appeal.
Soviet Mission
Protesters Freed
From Charges
Charges have been dropped by
New York City Criminal Court
Justice Roger Hayes against all 55
rabbis and laypersons who were
arrested Oct. 12 at the Soviet UN
Mission here. Their demonstra-
tion coincided with the Reagan-
Gorbachev Iceland summit
meeting and Yom Kippur eve.
The protesters, who had been
charged with disorderly conduct,
were organized by the Student
Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the
Long Island Committee for Soviet
Jewry as part of "Operation
Redemption," a series of peaceful
arrests at Soviet offices in the
New York area in which 415 per-
sons have been arrested since
January 1985, including 173 rab-
bis and 12 legislators.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, November 21,1986
Israel Bonds Appoints Rabbi Klein and Rabbi Jaffe
National Vice-Chairmen On National Rabbinic Cabinet
For their significant contribu-
tions and effort in behalf of the
welfare of Israel, Rabbi Carl
Klein, PhD, D.D. of Hallandale
Jewish Center, and Rabbi Samuel
Z. Jaffe, PhD, T.D. of Temple
Beth El of Hollywood have been
appointed as National Vice-
Chairmen on the National Rab-
binic Cabinet of State of Israel
They will be directly involved in
one of the most dynamic and ef-
fective intra denominational rab-
binic organizations in North
America. They will buy Bonds,
reach out into the community and
their congregations, and thus
share in the strengthening of
Israel's economy, as the State
moves ever closer to economic
Rabbi Carl Klein, spiritual
leader of Hallandale Jewish
Center for nine years, is also
President of the South Broward
Rabbinical Council, and a member
of the National Rabbinci Cabinet
of Israel Bonds. He has served in
other congregations in the United
States, Canada and Mexico,
Rabbi Carl Klein
Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe
Israel Bonds
Because he has earned the
widespread esteem and admira-
tion in his community for his
generous and caring qualities,
Dan Levenson will be honord at a
State of Israel Bonds Salute to
Israel Breakfast Sunday morning,
Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Cascade
Room, at Aquarius, 2751 S. Ocean
Drive, Hollywood. He will be
presented with the prestigious
Heritage Award. Mickey
Freeman, popular humorist will
spark the morning's festivities.
The event is sponsored by the
David Ben-Gurion B'nai B'rith
Lodge and Golda Meir Chapter of
Hadassah of Aquarius. Dr. Harry
Breslaw and Mrs. Eleanor
Shuman are co-chairpersons.
RSVP is requested to 923-9414 or
where he has been a forceful
spokesman for the needs of the
Jewish community, and the State
of Israel.
While serving as Assistant to
the President of Bar-Han Univer-
sity in Israel, Rabbi Klein helped
organize the first student body
and faculty there.
He has a distinguished
background as a professor of
Dan Levenson
Hebrew, philosophy and Jewish
history. He is the author of
numerous published essays in both
English and Spanish.
Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe has serv-
ed as spiritual leader in Temple
Beth El in Hollywood, since 1958.
He served as director of Hillel
Foundation at the University of
Florida, and as a U.S. Army
He is past President of the
Southeast Association of the Cen-
tral Conference of American Rab-
bis; past President of the Rab-
binical Association of Greater
Miami, and Broward County
American Jewish Committee;
founder and past President of the
Hollywood Clergyman's
Fellowship. He served four terms
as President of the South
Broward Board of Rabbis. Dr.
Jaffe is on the board of the Com-
mittee on Soviet Jewry, and on
the National Rabbinic Board of
ORT. Additionally, he is on the
Executive Board of the Central
Conference of American Rabbis,
serving two terms, and is a
member of the Synagogue Council
of America. At present, Rabbi
Jaffe is a member of the Ex-
ecutive Board of the Southeast
Florida Holocaust Memorial
Center and the South Broward
Federation Planning Committee.
Dr. Jaffe is the author of many
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Friday, November 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 9
is part of the Los Angeles-based Simon
?iesenthal Center's new research and
iminals, Center Dean Rabbi Marvin Hier
Second from left) recently met in Miami with
Venezuelan Consul General Benjamin Ortega
condfrom right) to present hts government
a list of suspected Nazi war criminals
g in Venezuela. Accompanying Rabbi
er was Robert L. Novak (left), recently-
appointed director of development for the
Center's new Southern regional office based in
Miami; and (right), Congressman William
Lehman, (D., Flo.) one of the House of
Representatives' leading experts on South
America. Included on the Center's list were
the names, emigration data and alleged
crimes of the suspects and, in one case, a
current address.
Probably A Ford
Toyota, Datsun in Your Future?
Continued from Page 1
.ining economic contacts with
Brael, but frequently boycotts
^rael voluntarily.
The government of Japan not
^nly persists in refraining from
ondemning the boycott, but is un-
illing to do anything to prevent
application in Japan or to
fiscourage Japanese business
am cooperating with it. One can-
fr. William Zenvener
Israel Bonds
>day morning, Dec. 7, at 10
Colony Point B'nai B'rith
lit No. 5291 and State of Israel
>nds honor Dr. William
pnvener at a Salute to Israel
reakfast in the Colony Point
|ubhouse, 11500 Colony Point
ive, Pembroke Pines. He will be
ented with the coveted Scroll
Honor for his significant con-
fbutions to improve the quality
life in the community. Emil
phen, well-known humorist, will
Jtertain. Co-chairpersons are
|rry Bocian, Irving Goldstein
d Jack Pitchman. All residents
Kenneth Jacobson is assis-
tant director of the Anti-
Defamation League's Interna-
tional Affairs Division and is
director of the Middle Eastern
Affairs Department. Jess
Hordes is associate director of
the Washington, D.C. office of
not avoid the impression that
some Japanese companies decide
to boycott Israel after consulting
official Japanese authorities.
MOREOVER, no Japanese
economic mission has ever visited
Israel, nor indeed has any govern-
ment minister in all the years of
Israel's existence.
The boycott is exercised mainly
by the large Japanese con-
glomerates, most of which either
refuse to deal with Israel or are
willing to do so only indirectly,
through trading companies set up
for this purpose, dummy com-
panies or third countries. Smaller
companies, which do little
business with the Arab states, are
frequently more amenable to
trading with Israel.
There is a reluctance among
Japanese importers to purchase
Israeli-made consumer goods
which would receive wide public
On the other hand, there is
greater willingness to buy Israeli
cut diamonds, chemicals, and elec-
tronic equipment, which are less
exposed to the public eye. But
even here, Israeli exporters fre-
quently come across difficulties.
For example, the Japanese
agricultural cooperatives associa-
tion, Zennoh, which for 26 years
imported potash from the Dead
Sea Works, suddenly stopped.
While there is no proof that Zen-
noh acted because of boycott
pressures, there is no apparent
commercial reason to explain the
THE BOYCOTT is even more
evident in Japan's exports to
Israel. Take the case of Toyota.
Despite several offers by Israeli
firms to act as Toyota
distributors, Toyota has declined.
While Toyota has claimed that it
was not participating in the
boycott of Israel, that its decisions
were purely economic, it has
never substantiated that claim.
And, in 1981, Toyota aborted a
joint venture with Ford Motors
after Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and
Iraq warned of retaliation if
Toyota conducted business with
Ford, which does business with
Israel and was on the Arab
boycott list until recently.
Another example is Nissan,
which has also never done
business with Israel. In a July 9,
1969, letter to Arditi, Ltd. of Tel
Aviv, a Nissan Motors official
"We are now exporting around
20,000 units a year to the Arabic
countries, and have already
penetrated the market. According
to the boycott resolution by the
Israel Boycott Committee, the
transaction with your country
(Israel) will surely create the total
ban of our export to the Arab
"Judging from the above-
mentioned, we would unfor-
tunately decline your proposal at
this moment."
IN MARCH, 1970, the
Jerusalem Post reported that
Nissan attempted to "allay Arab
fears" after it was announced that
Nissan and Ford would engage in
a co-production deal. The Post ar-
ticle noted that a Nissan
spokesman hoped that the com-
pany's assurances to the Arabs
would be "sufficient to dispel the
misunderstanding that Japanese
car makers were siding with
Soon thereafter, when Nissan
denied that it had been par-
ticipating in the boycott, ADL
characterized its claim as being
"totally false and part of Nissan's
continuing pattern of double
talk." There have been no new
Other major Japanese com-
panies dealing in durables, such as
Sanyo, Sharp and National, trade
with Israel only indirectly. It is
not uncommon for Japanese firms
approached by potential Israeli
customers to inform them openly
that, due to the Arab boycott,
they are unable to supply the
desired items. For example, the
Japanese company Mochida refus-
ed to sell medical supplies to an
Israeli hospital and stated in
writing that the boycott was the
finance services are affected as
well. A notable example is Japan
Airlines (JAL). Talks between El
Al and JAL about possible air
agreements began in 1967 but
went nowhere. In 1970, ADL in-
formed JAL that it considered the
airline to be taking part in the
Arab boycott.
And in February, 1973, ADL
stated publicly that JAL had "con-
sistently refused to establish
mutual landing rights with the
Israeli airline, El Al," and had
adopted a public relations pro-
gram "to mask its continuing par-
ticipation in the Arab economic
boycott of Israel." To this day,
JAL refrains from landing in
Ships bearing the Israeli flag do
call on Japanese ports, but no
Japanese ships drop anchor in
Israel. Japanese banks generally
refuse to grant commercial credit
lines for over 180 days or long-
term financing for exports of
capital goods to Israel.
Japan's heavy dependence on
Arab oil and markets for invest-
ment is seen as the chief reason
for its submission to the boycott.
With the decline of OPEC in re-
cent years, hope grows that
Japanese policy will change. The
visits during the past two years by
Yitzhak Shamir as Israel's
Foreign Minister, Finance
Edward Koch
Minister Yitzhak Modai and
Cabinet members Moshe Arens
and Amnon Rubinstein, the
highest Israeli officials to visit
Japan since the oil revolution of
1973, gave rise to further
JAPANESE companies have
begun to show interest in Israeli
achievements in the field of
research and development and
high-tech industries. Seminars on
the Israeli economy have been
held in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya,
with some 200 top executives of
Japanese industry participating.
And in November, 1985, Israel's
Minister of Economy and Plann-
ing, Gad Yaacobi, said that a
number of Japanese industrialists
had expressed interest in setting
up joint enterprises with Israel to
take advantage of Israel's
favorable trade terms with the
U.S. and the Common Market.
Still, barriers remain. Mayor
Koch, upon his return to the U.S.,
reported that in a private meeting
Prime Minister Nakasone had
reiterated Japan's intention to
continue to support the boycott.
Disturbingly, the Japanese
language press gave not even a
word of coverage to Mayor Koch's
public comments critical of
Japanese policy in this area.
And, when the Ford Motor
Company, which continues to do
business with Israel, was recently
removed from the Arab boycott
list, the chairman of Mazda Cor-
poration was reported to declare
his company would now deepen
ties to Ford. Although Mazda's
chairman denied to ADL any
boycott compliance motivation,
his company has consistently
turned down requests from
businessmen wishing to distribute
cars in Israel.

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Only Slight Chance
For Leukemia Victim To Make It
Doctors treating leukemia
victim Michael Snirman said
last Thursday that he has
only a 10-15 percent chance
of survival, even with a bone
marrow transplant from his
sister, Inessa Flerova,
because his condition has
deteriorated seriously in the
past 11 months.
They said that if Flerova had
been given permission to leave the
USSR last February, when she
first requested it, his chances
would have been as high as 50 per-
cent. Flerova arrived in Israel
with her family two weeks ago.
WITH SHIRMAN'S disease in
an advanced stage, the doctors
are uncertain whether to go ahead
with the transplant because of the
patient's weakened condition and
the poor outlook for success.
The prognosis was all the more
painful because testa showed that
Flerova's tissues are entirely com-
patible with her brother's. The
Rabin Confirms Israel
Supplied Arms to Iran
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin seemed to confirm
last Thursday (Nov. 13) that
Israel supplied arms to Iran
to help the U.S. obtain the
release of American
hostages held by pro-Iranian
groups in Lebanon.
Rabin told a luncheon meeting
of insurance agents here that "If a
country very friendly to Israel ap-
peals to us with certain requests
in order to help it free hostages,
we will help it, in one way or
another." He added, "I don't
think it is my duty to go into fur-
ther details as long as another
country the country concerned
has not done so."
RABIN MOST probably was
alluding to U.S. President
Reagan, who went on national
television last Thursday night to
explain his reasons for supplying
arms to Iran, which has been at
war with Iraq for six years. (The
New York Times and Washington
Post reported last Thursday that
Reagan personally acknowledged
selling weapons to Iran at a
meeting with Congressional
leaders last Wednesday, after two
weeks of denials by the
According to media reports in
the U.S. and other countries,
Israel played the role of "mid-
dleman" in the clandestine opera-
tion by the White House's Na-
tional Security Council. When
questioned by reporters last week,
Premier Yitzhak Shamir stated
flatly that "Israel does not deal
with supplying weapons to Iran."
Rabin stressed at the luncheon
that "Israel has never sold
American arms, or arms which in-
clude American-made com-
ponents, without previously ob-
taining U.S. approval." He said
international media reports to the
contrary "are completely false."
HE SAID Israel's policy was to
do everything possible to effect
the release of hostages by any
means, including deals if military
intervention was impossible. He
cited as an exmample the freeing
as part of an East-West exchange
of Soviet Jewry activist Natan
(Anatoly) Sharansky last
February after nine years' im-
prisonment in the Soviet Union.
test results were announced by
Dr. Haim Brautbar of Hadassah
Medical Center here, where the
tests were made. Snirman was
hospitalized several days ago at
Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot.
Flerova's initial request for exit
visas was denied by the Soviet
authorities. Later she was told she
could leave, but without her hus-
band and children.
AS AN international campaign
on behalf of Shirman was
mounted in the West, the
authorities relented to the extent
that she could take her young
children to Israel, however, her
husband, Viktor Flerov, would
have to remain behind on a legal
Shirman urged his sister not to
divide her family. As the months
dragged on, the campaign inten-
sified. Shirman, attended by a
physician, flew to Reykjavik,
Iceland, to appeal personally to
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev,
who was there for the Oct. 11-12
summit meeting with President
Later he flew to Washington,
where he told a press conference
on Capitol Hill that doctors gave
him only three months to live
unless he had a bone marrow
transplant. His sister was the only
possible donor. The Soviet
authorities agreed three weeks
ago to allow Flerov to accompany
his wife.
Medal for Miron
Issachar Miron received a gold
medal for multi-image motiva-
tional production for his film
"Festival of Freedom" at the 28th
Annual Competition of the Inter-
national Film and TV Festival
held Nov. 10 at Town Hall here.
Miron may be best known for his
song, "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena."
Kramer is Chancellor Distinguished Professor Of Hebraic
Kramer of Montreal has been
elected supreme chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias. He is the first
Jewish Canadian to hold the
highest office of the international
fraternal organization.
Studies To Speak At Barry
MIAMI The graduate pro-
gram of Jewish Studies, Barry
University, will present a guest
Religious directory
CMcregstion Leri Yitxchok Lubtvitch, 1295 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.. Hallan-
dale; 458-1877. Rabbi Rafael Tennenhaua. Daily services 7:56 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday morning, 9 a.m., Saturday evening, 7:30 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Religious school: Grades 1-8. Nursery school Monday
through Friday.
Yoaag Israel of Hollywood 3291 Stirling Road; 966-7877, Rabbi Edward Davis.
Daily services, 7:30 a.m., sundown; Sabbath services, one hour before sundown; Sab-
bath morning, 9 o'clock; Sunday, 8 a.m.
Hallandale Jewish Center 416 NE 8th Ave.; 454-9100. Rabbi Carl Klein. Daily
services, 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:46 a.m.
Teaaple Beth Shale* 1400 N. 46th Ave., Hollywood; 981-6111. Rabbi Morton
Malavsky. Daily services, 7:46 a.m., sundown; Sabbath evening, 8:15 p.m.; Sabbath
morning, 9 o'clock. Religious school: Kindergarten-8.
Temple Beth Ahss 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood; 431-5100. Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek. Services daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning 8:46 a.m. Religious
School: Nursery, Bar Mitzvah, Judaica High School.
Temple Israel of Mirasaar 6920 SW 36th St.; 961-1700. Rabbi Raphael Adler.
Daily services, 8:30 a.m.; Sabbath, 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:46 a.m. Religious
School: pre-kindergarten-8.
Temple Sinai 1201 Johnson St., Hollywood: 920-1577. Rabbi Richard J. Margolis,
8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 9 a.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten-Judaica High
Temple Beth El 1351 S. 14th Ave., Hollywood, 920-8226. Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe.
Sabbath evening 8 p.m. Sabbath morning 11 a.m. Religious school: Grades K-10.
Temple Beth Emet 10801 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines: 431-3638. Rabbi
Bennett Greenspon. Sabbath services, 8:16 p.m. First Friday of the month we meet
at 7:30 p.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten-10.
Temple Solel 5100 Sheridan St., Hollywood: 989-0205. Rabbi Robert P. Fraiin.
Sabbath services, 8:15 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 10:30 a.m. Religiour school: Pre-
school -12
Ramat Shalom 11301 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation: 472-3600. Rabbi Elliot
Skidell. Sabbath services. 8:16 p.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten-8.
lecture by Prof. Leon Feldman,
Monday evening, Dec. 1, in
Wiegand Lecutre Hall, 7:30 p.m.
The distinguished professor of
Hebraic Studies at Rutgers
University will speak on "Diversi-
ty in Unity: Sefardim and
Aahkenazim The Lessons of
Prof. Feldman received Or-
thodox rabbinic ordination from
the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary of Yeshiva
Unviersity. He is the possessor of
three doctorates: a doctorate of
Hebrew letters from Yeshiva
University, a doctorate of
theology from the University of
Amsterdam, and a doctorate of
philosophy from Columbia
Prof. Feldman has been
honored with numerous awards
for his contributions to Jewish
scholarship, including the
prestigious Jerusalem prize for
literature and Jewish thought. His
eight books and many learned ar-
ticles have established him as one
of the premier Jewish historians
in the United States.
The lecture is open and free to
the public. For more information,
call Dr. Jeremiah Unterman,
Barry University, 758-3392, ex-
tension 524.
Larry Smirh to Be Honored
Congressman Larry Smith will
be honored with the Women's
League for Israel's Humanitarian
award at the annual "Chain of
Life" luncheon on Dec. 8 at the
Sheraton Bal Harbour Hotel in
Miami at 11:30 a.m.
Featured on the program will be
Rachel Marom, Directress,
Jerusalem Women's League for
Israel home with a brief up-date
on recent accomplishments at all
the facilities.
Barbara Katz of Florida will
present a fashion show.
For further information call
Golden Isles Lodge B'nai B'rith
Max Margolies, program chair-
man of Golden Isles Lodge, B'nai
B'rith, announces that Ms. Bar-
bara Goldberg, Development
Chairman of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, will be the
guest speaker at the next meeting
on Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Ms.
Goldberg's topic will be an in-
depth study of "Anti-Semitism
and Terrorism."
Meetings are held in the recrea-
tion building of Lake Point Tower
Condominium, 100 Golden Isles
Drive, Hallandale. Members and
their guests are urged to attend.
Refreshmens will be served at
the conclusion of the mxHna
Red Army Vet Dead At 68
Elbert, a 68-year-old Red Army
veteran who with his family had
been denied exit visas since they
first applied in 1976, died in Kiev
Nov. 8, the National Conference
on Soviet Jewry reported here.
His death came two days after
he learned that the latest visa ap-
plication for himself, his wife,
their sons and their families had
been rejected, the NCSJ reported.
Elbert suffered heart attacks and
a stroke in recent years.
Acording to the NCSJ, his son,
Lev Elbert, a former Prisoner of
Conscience, was summoned to
OVTR, the visa office, last week
expecting the application to be
granted. Instead, he was told it
was denied on grounds that he had
failed to disclose "a former mar-
riage" in a previous application.
The charge was false, the NCSJ
Haim Elbert was a graduate of
the Stalingrad Military Academy
and served as a company com-
mander in the Caucusus during
World War II. He was captured in
1942 and escaped from a German
prisoner of war camp after two
unsuccessful attempts. He surviv-
ed in the POW camp by concealing
his identity as a Jew.
Helicopters Protected By Jets
Attack Terror Targets in Sidon
TEL AVTV (JTA) Israeli helicopter gunships pro-
tected by jet fighters attacked terrorist targets near Sidon
in south Lebanon Monday and returned safely to their
A military spokesman said the attack was a follow-up of
Sunday's air raid on the same area. The target was
reportedly a naval base where terrorists trained and em-
barked on sea-borne missions against Israel.
REPORTS FROM Sidon Monday said two aircraft and
an unspecified number of helicopters attacked a stone two-
story building in the Ein Hilwe refugee camp on the out-
skirts of Sidon. There were no immediate reports of
casualties but ambulances were rushed to the scene.
Other reports said helicopters attacked Palestine
Liberation Organization bases in the Mir Mia and Ein
Hilwe camps. They encountered anti-aircraft fire but sus-
tained no hits, according to the reports.
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Reagan on Run
Reveals Economic Sanctions Against Syria
Friday, November 21, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 11
The Reagan Administra-
tion ended a week in which
its commitment to its of-
ficial anti-terrorism policy
was questioned by announc-
ing economic sanctions
against Syria.
The announcement by the
White House on Friday came
after President Reagan's
nationally-televised speech Thurs-
day night on the Administration's
secret 18-month dealings with
Iran, which like Syria is on the
State Department's list of states
that sponsor terrorism.
REAGAN SAID one of the four
aims of the talks with Iranian of-
ficials was to end Iran's sponsor-
ship of terrorism and subversion
of other countries.
"Since U.S. government con-
tact began with Iran, there's been
no evidence of Iranian govern-
ment complicity in acts of ter-
rorism against the United
States," the President said.
"Hostages have come home and
we welcome the efforts that the
government of Iran has taken in
the past and is currently
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said the sanctions were
being taken because "the convic-
tion of Nezar Hindawi in a British
court directly implicated the
Syrian government in the attemp-
ted bombing of the El Al plane.
More than 230 Americans and
almost 200 passengers of other
nationalities were on board the
flight and would have died had the
terrorist operation been
spokesman Charles Redman
noted that Syria has been on the
Department's terrorism list since
1979, but until the El Al attempt
it had "plausible denials" for most
terrorist acts linked to Damascus.
The sanctions announced by
Speakes followed the U.S. recall
of its Ambassador from Damascus
and Britain's break in relations
with Syria as well as some sanc-
tions by the European Economic
Community on Monday.
The U.S. sanctions include: ex-
panding the current restrictions
on exports to Syria to include na-
tional security items such as com-
puters, technical data, airplanes
and parts for planes; a ban on sell-
ing of tickets in the U.S. for the
Syrian national ariline; and the
reduction in the already small
number of staff at the U.S. Em-
bassy in Damascus and the Syrian
Embassy in Washington.
In addition, the Administration
is asking U.S. oil companies to
discontinue operating in Syria.
There also will be no high-level
visits between the U.S. and Syria.
REDMAN SAID the U.S. does
not expect the steps taken by the
U.S. to have an immediate effect,
but was sending a "signal" to
"These measures are intended
to convince the Syrian govern-
ment that state support of ter-
rorism will not be tolerated by the
civilized world," Speakes said.
"We will continue to closely
monitor the situation and take ad-
ditional steps as necessary."
Redman said that steps for
Syria to take are closing the Abu
Nidal group's office in Damascus
and shutting down the terrorist
groups operating from Syrian-
controlled territory in Lebanon.
Both Speakes and Redman
stressed that Syria cannot be ac-
cepted as a "responsible power"
and play the key role it has in the
Middle East as long as it con-
tinues to sponsor terrorism.
On Sunday, Syrian President
Hafez Al-Assad accused the U.S.
and Great Britain of supporting
terorist activities and called for
the formation of an international
committee to determine the
definition of terrorism.
REAGAN, in his speech last
Thursday night, said the U.S.
undertook the "secret diplomatic
initiative" with Iran not only to
convince it to end state-sponsored
terrorism, but to renew its rela-
tions with Iran to try to end the
Iran-Iraq war and to bring about
the safe return of American
hostages held in Lebanon.
He denied that the U.S. sent
arms to Iran to get the release of
hostages. He said he authorized
"small amounts of defensive
weapons and spare parts" as "a
signal that the United States was
prepared to replace the animosity
between us with a new relation-
ship." He said the several
deliveries could all fit in a single
cargo plane.
Ragan said it was made clear to
the Iranians that they must op-
pose terrorism. "The most signifi-
cant step which Iran would take,
we indicated, would be to use its
influence on Lebanon to secure
the release of all hostages held
there," the President said.
REAGAN DID not mention any
Israeli role in the dealings with
Iran. A senior Administration of-
ficial, briefing foreign reporters
Friday, said there was "no Israeli
role." But he said there were
many intermediaries during the
18 months both from within the
Middle East and without.
However, there have been
reports that David Kimche was
one of the intermediaries when he
was director general of the Israel
Foreign Ministry.
Medal to Kweller
Jewish Theological Seminary of
America has presented its
Solomon Schechter Medal to
Goldie Kweller of Queens, N.Y.
Beth Shalom Youth and Adult Activities
Dr. Morton Malavsky,
Spiritual Leader; Mr. Allan
Coplin, Chairman, Youth Ac-
tivities; and Mr. Aley Sheer,
Youth Director have announced a
full gamut of Youth Activities for
the youth of Beth Shalom and the
A number of Youth Headings
are available, among them the
Beth Shalom Temple Youth, to
be known as BESHTY, several
Young Judaea Clubs, B'nai B'rith
Youth and others. On Sunday,
Nov. 2, ;*Funday" was held at
which time several hundred
children enjoyed and registered
for various classes, courses, clubs
and activities. For the balance of
1986, the following are scheduled
dates and activities with others
yet to be decided.
Sunday, Nov. 9 Was a Young
Judaea Disney Day with much fun
had by all attendees. Grades 7
through 12.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 Young
Judaea meetings. Grades 4-6,
from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16 Yung
Judaea Day Trip. Grades 7 and 8,
1-6 p.m. (To Gran-Prix for go-
carting, video arcade and ice
Tuesday, Nov. 18 Beth
Shalom Temple Youth. Grades
4-6, 6:30-9 p.m. (To Ice Skating
... $2 per person, incl. skates,
food extra.)
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Young
Judaea Meetings. Grades 7 and 8,
7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23 Young
Judaea Day Trip. Grades 4-6, 1-6
p.m. (Details the same as Sunday,
Nov. 16 See above.)
Tuesday, Nov. 15 Beth
Shalom Temple Youth
(BESHTY). Grades 7 and 8,6:30-9
Wednesday, Nov. 26 Young
Judaea Meetings. Grades 4-6,
7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26 B'nai
B'rith Youth Dance. Grades 9-12,
8 p.m. on ... (Details to be
Tuesday, Dec. 2 BESHTY
Meetings (Beth Shalom Temple
Youth). Grades 4-6, 7-8:30 p.m.
(Game Night and Make-Your-Own
Wednesday, Dec. 3 Young
Judaea Meetings. Grades 7 and 8,
7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7 BESHTY
Day Trip. Grades 4-6 1-6 p.m.
(Details to be announced.)
Tuesday, Dec. 9 BESHTY
Meetings (Beth Shalom Temple
Youth). Grades 7-8, 7-8:30 p.m.
(Game Night and Make-Your-Own
Wednesday, Dec. 10 Young
Judaea Meetings. Grades 4-6,
7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday. Dec. 14 BESHTY
Day Trip. Grades 7 and 8,1-6 p.m.
(Details to be announced.)
Sunday. Dec. 21 through
Wednesday, Dec. 24 Young
Judaea Regional Convention,
Monday, Dee. 22 through Fri-
day, Dec. 26 BBYO Regional
Convention, Orlando
For more information, call the
Youth Office at 966-2200.
Temple Beth Shalom announces
the formation of the "Adult
Academy. An eight week series of
Adult Education classes will be of-
fered at Beth Shalom beginning
on Tuesday evening, Jan. 6 for
eight successive Tuesdays. An ar-
ray of subjects will be available.
The instructors are all profes-
sionals who are presently part of
the Rabbinic and/or Educational
staff of Temple Beth Shalom.
The classes will be divided into
two sessions. Session I will meet
from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The second
session 8:30-9:30 p.m. Subjects,
topics and instructors will be as
Session I:
Parenting The course will be
known as "Parent Talk." These
sessions will revolve around
parent and children relationship,
rearing, understanding as well as
handling of problems. The In-
structor, Mrs. Shirley Cohen, who
has been with Temple Beth
Shalom for two decades. She is a
parents effectiveness trained cer-
tified instructor and has been ex-
tremely successful in the past with
these classes.
Hebrew Class to be known as
"Conversational Hebrew for
Israel." This will prepare the stu-
dent to converse in Hebrew,
hopefully during the forthcoming
trip to Israel. The Instructor is
Mr. Bruce Richman, Principal of
Temple Beth Shalom Religious
School, Sunday School and
Judaica High School. Mr.
Richman has been in the field of
education for three decades. An
Israeli by birth, he was a Law Stu-
dent at Tel Aviv University, is cer-
tified by the Bureau of Jewish
Education of Greater Miami in
Religious Education, served as
Principal of Beth Shalom in the
early and mid 1960's and recently
has returned to that position after
20 years of other successful
Bible This course will have
Biblical narratives and happen-
ings that most people are not
totally familiar with. The instruc-
tor will be Rabbi Nahum Simon,
Auxiliary Rabbi at Temple Beth
Shalom. He is a Bible Instructor
at Beth Shalom Academy, Head
Supervisor of Broward Kosher
Supervision and has been with
Beth Shalom for the past seven
Prayer Book The subject of
Prayer Book will be handled by
Cantor Irving Gold, to be known
as "Pathways through the Sid-
dur." This course will familiarize
the student with handling the
Prayer Book and Synagogue Ser-
vices. Instructor Cantor Irving
Gold has been with Beth Shalom
for 18 years and will share his ex-
pertise with the students.
Talmud This course entitled
"Talkin" Talmud." This is intend-
ed for beginners who will study
and discuss the Talmud under the
instruction of Dr. Samuel Lasko.
Dr. Lasko, a Graduate of Yeshiva
University, earned a Doctorate in
Education, is the Headmaster of
Beth Shalom Academy into his se-
cond year.
Music Values In a course en-
titled "Jewish Values through
Music." Most contemporary
musical arrangements will be
handled. The instructor will be
Mr. Aley Sheer, the Youth Direc-
tor at Temple Beth Shalom. One
of the areas of expertise for Mr.
Sheer is contemporary music. He
is a recording personality and
musical person.
Sephardic History A course
entitled "Sephardic Contributions
to Jewish Civilization" will be of-
fered as an enrichment course and
discussion to be taught by Rabbi
Avraham Cohen, Ritual Director
at Temple Beth Shalom. Rabbi
Cohen is from Istanbul and was
ordained in Israel and served as
Rabbi in Columbia, South
The second session will be "In-
troduction to Judaism."
Covering all areas of Jewish life.
This will be taught by Rabbi Mor-
ton Malavsky, Rabbi and Spiritual
Leader of Temple Beth Shalom,
who is now in his 24th year of its
leadership. He will be assisted by
Rabbi Nahum Simon, the Aux-
iliary Rabbi. This session:
8:30-9:30 p.m.
Registration is $20 per course.
For further information or to
register, call the Temple Office
981-6111 or Academy Office
FIELDS. Sidney A., of Pembroke Pines,
November 1. The Riverside.
SALTIEL, Anna, 90. of Pembroke Pines.
November 8. Levitt-Weinstein.
GOLDSTONE. Hilda M., 89, of Hallandale,
November 3. The Riverside
WEPNER, Evelyn, 71, of Hallandale,
November 6. Levitt-Weinstein.
YAFFE. Mrs. Uur Ruskin. of Hollywood.
November 7. Services were held.
COHEN. Seymour of Tamarac, November
6. Services were held.
ROSEN. William, 64. of Hallandale,
November 10. Levitt-Weinstein.
KROITORO. Daniel. 17, of Hallandale,
November 14. Menorah Chapels.
BROWN, Dr. Daniel D., of Hollywood,
November 16. The Riverside.
Irene. 77. of North Miami, passed away
November 16. Survived by her sons, Jerome
and Marty (Elena); brother, Jack Baum;
mndchikiren. Michael. Stacy and Pennie.
She was a long time employee of the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Services
were held at Levitt-Weinjttin, North Miami
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Still No Leads
Police Continue To Probe Yeshiva Student's Murder
are continuing their investigation
into the murder of yeshiva student
Chaim Weiss, but a week after he
was found stabbed in his dor-
mitory room at the Torah High
School of Long Beach, L.I., local
law enforcement officials say they
still have no lead. Meanwhile,
Rabbi Shlomo Lesin, the school
administrator, said the yeshiva
has posted a $25,000 reward for
leads in the slaying.
Weiss, who would have been 16
years old in two weeks, was stabb-
ed while he slept by a reportedly
"heavy sort of knife" sometime
during Halloween eve. There
were no signs of forced entry or
theft in the victim's third-floor
dormitory room, which opened on-
to a fire escape. Weiss' body was
found by a dormitory leader when
he went to rouse the student for
Shabbat morning prayers.
THE FACTOR of anti-
Semitism has been largely dis-
counted by detectives assigned to
the case, although the murder
took place during Halloween
following some heckling and taun-
ting of the yeshiva students, and
some egg-throwing. Lesin told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency that
he has been there 17 years and has
felt no anti-Semitism during that
Stanley and Carol Gold of
Miami announce the engagement
of their daughter, Harriet of Fort
Lauderdale to David Fisher, son
of Albert and Liela Fisher of Fort
Harriet is the granddaughter of
the late Maurice and Lena Gold
and the late Fred and Tillie
Sandier, long-time residents of
She is a graduate of the Univer-
sity of South Florida and is cur-
rently employed as a sales
representative for Sylvania
Lighting Services.
David is a graduate of the State
University of New York at Buf-
falo, and is the owner of Sun
Fabrics of Fort Lauderdale.
A June wedding is planned at
Temple Samuel-Or Oiom in
Continued from Page 4-
ticipants who braved freezing
weather, that the fight for Soviet
Jews is "not a fight with Russia,
not out of hatred. We are a
peaceful people. The struggle is
for the right to be a people with
our own tradition who want to be
able to pray to the Lord, educate
our children in our culture and live
a Jewish life." He called the effort
"the moral struggle of our time,"
a struggle "that we shall win."
Chicago Mayor Harold
Washington echoed that view in
his remarks at the rally. He said
"this is a moral struggle in which
there are no neutrals. We choose
to stand for the right of Soviet
Jews to practice their own
religion without fear of repression
or reprisal and for those who
chose to leave to be allowed to do
Eloquent appeals on behalf on
Soviet Jewry were also made by
Raymond Epstein, chairman and
former president of the CJF; Mor-
ris Abram, president of the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Jewry; Alexander Kuahnir, a
refuaenik recently allowed to
emigrate after a 10-year battle;
and Pamela Cohen, president of
the Union of Councils for Soviet
He said that police are escorting
the students the two-and-a-half
blocks between the dorms and the
building that houses the
classrooms, synagogue and dining
hall, "no matter the hour. We
have received very good protec-
tion from the police. They are ex-
tremely cooperative." Lesin add-
ed that Jewish militants who
showed up as self-appointed
patrols sent away by local police
authorities. A police command
truck is stationed at the yeshiva
while investigations continue.
Lesin said some changes have
been made in the students'
lifestyles. The dorm in which the
murder took place has been clos-
ed, Lesin said, and the students
are living in the three remaining
dorms. Their daily routines "are
more flexible, less rigid," he said.
The students, he said, are dealing
with the murder by having
therapy and discussion.
"WE'RE TRYING different
approaches. We are having them
immerse themselves in study or
other types or discussion to
distract them, such as guest lec-
turers. And then there is the
therapy. We have a team of
psychologists who are familiar
with religious people and know
how to deal with trauma," Lesin
said. "Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak,
the rabbi of Young Israel in Long
Beach, has been extremely
helpful, above and beyond the call
of duty. Dr. Joseph Marmelstein,
a former student's parent who
lives in Far Rockaway, N.Y. has
also been coming in to talk to the
students," Lesin said.
He said all the school's students
and rabbis paid a shiva call to the
victim's parents at their Staten
Island, N.Y. home. According to
Lesin, only one student has not
returned to the yeshiva high
school since the murder, and two
new students have applied for en-
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On 'Christian Nation' Worries Jews
prominent jurist, Alan Der-
showitz, said that the latest
instance of what he called
"the Christianization of
America" should be
"There ought to be something
done," he said, about the view ex-
pressed by a judge in Chicago that
"America's origins are Christian"
and that the "founding fathers in-
tended and achieved full religious
freedom for all within the context
of a Christian nation in the First
Amendment as it was adopted,
rather than as we have rewritten
Law School professor and a
spokesperson for civil liberties
and human rights, was referring
to the ruling on Nov. 6 by U.S.
District Court Judge Frank
McGarr that a creche should stand
on the grounds of Chicago's City
Addressing the annual Ben-
jamin Epstein Memorial Lecture
of the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith Sunday, Dershowitz
urged resistance to those "who
are trying, by a two-step process,
to turn this country, in which all
citizens are supposed to be equal,
into a Christian nation where
Jews are tolerated."
He said that "being tolerated
was something very good for us in
most countries of the world. We
spent so much of our history in
Poland because Poland was one of
the first countries to tolerate us as
merely second-class citizens."
Jews, he said, were also so
tolerated "in the golden age of
Jewish exile in the Arab
Dershowitz cautioned those who
would say "What's so wrong with
tolerance?" and those who claim
that "second-class citizenship is
much better than something
HE SCORED the oft-used term
"Judaeo-Christian tradition" as
"one of the most seductive myths
ever fostered on the American
people. This is not a Judaeo-
Christian country. This is multi-
ethnic, multi-racial, multi-
religious country. Judaism has no
claim to being the second religion
both because it has claim not to be
second and because it has no right
to claim to be second over
must fight efforts to try to get us
to take money from government
to help our institutions. We must
continue to fight for the survival
of our Jewish institutions, but we
have to pay the way, because he
who pays the piper calls the tune.
And we don't want the tunes call-
ed" either by Christian fundamen-
talists or by Jewish Orthodoxy.
He warned against prayer in the
public schools "because there is no
prayer without price. There is no
prayer without inevitably asking
the question, "Who is it we are
praying to'?"
HE SAID that either the
Chicago judge or those who say
that America is a religious coun-
try will have to answer, because
"There's no such thing as a
religious country which doesn't
eventually pick its favorite
religion," like a favorite state
flower, song or bird. "Inevitably,
there will be a state religion if we
allow this two-step process to go
Rabbi Calls Ruling 'Outrageous'
Rabbi David Saperstein,
co-director of Reform
Judaism's Religious Action
Center here, has called
"shocking" the justification
by a federal judge of a
creche on Chicago's City
Hall grounds on the basis
that the United States is a
Christian country.
"The language of the decision"
on Nov. 5 by U.S. District Court
Judge Frank McGarr in Chicago
"is even more outrageous than
the decision itself," Saperstein
said. McGair rejected a challenge
by five national Jewish organiza-
tions and a group of individuals to
the presence of a creche, and a
menorah sponsored by the
Lubavitch movement on public
grounds. McGarr's decision is ex-
pected to be appealed before a
higher court.
said: "The truth is that America's
origins are Christian with the
result that some of our fondest
traditions are Christian, and that
our founding fathers intended and
achieved full religious freedom for
all within the context of a Chris-
tian nation in the First Amend-
ment as it was adopted, rather
than as we have rewritten it."
Saperstein charged that the
McGarr decision violates 200
years of Constitutional doctrine.
He said McGarr used his "ra-
tionale not only to justify the
creche, "but to call as well for the
state to participate freely in
religiosu celebration of
But, he noted, "in order to pro-
tect himself under the current
constitutional standard set out by
the Supreme Court in the Lynch
v. Donnelly (Pawtucket Creche)
case, the judge also determined
that the creche has become a sym-
bol of secular national holiday
devoid of its religious context."
SAPERSTEIN stressed that
"the uniqueness of the American
vision was that freedom of
religion would be protected by
separating church and state and
that all religions would be treated
equally. It was in this context that
religious life in America has
flourished with unprecedented
freedom throughout our history."
The Jewish organizations that
participated in the suit were the
American Jewish Congress,
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, Central Conference of
American Rabbis, United
Synagogue of America, and the
Rabbinical Assembly.
U.S. Lawyer:
Soviets Can Be Stopped in Court
PARIS (JTA) Samuel
Pisar, an international
lawyer from the U.S. who
recently pleaded successful-
ly in Soviet courts on behalf
of five Jews arrested during
a Simchat Torah celebration
in Moscow, believes that ar-
bitrary acts by the Soviet
authorities can now be
challenged effectively in
Soviet courts.
Foreign lawyers, refuseniks
and other Jews can make use of
the provisions of Soviet law, Pisar
said. "What is needed is a certain
amount of discretion, a low profile
and a thorough knowledge of
Soviet legal and criminal pro-
cedure," he said.
"CASES SHOULD be fought
n an individual basis. I don't
chink that all can be won, but
given the right men and a certain
amount of determination some
could be successful. By using this
method, the refuseniks could start
a new chapter in their relations
with the Soviet Administration,"
Pisar told the JTA.
The 58-year-old Polish-born
Holocaust survivor and Harvard-
educated jurist believes the less
authoritarian policies instituted
by Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev makes it possible for
others to achieve the same
breakthrough he did.
On Simchat Torah, Oct. 25, the
Moscow synagogue was packed
and thousands of Jews thronged
the adjacent streets. The crowd
was larger than usual because
Elie Wiesel, the 1986 Nobel Peace
Prize winner, had come to
celebrate the day with Soviet
while the crowds were still singing
traditional Hebrew songs and
dancing in the streets, two police
cars drove up and the police
ordered the celebrants to
disperse. Most did. But several
resisted. Five were arrested and
booked on charges of
"hooliganism" and disturbing the
peace, both relatively serious
charges in the USSR.
The next day, a small delegation
of Jews who had been at the Sim-
chat Torah celebration, called on
Pisar at his hotel and asked him to
represent the five arrested men
who were their relatives or
friends. On Monday, Oct. 27,
Pisar appeared before the district
judge in charge of the case.
He enjoyed certain advantages
in that he speaks Russian fluently,
is an expert on Soviet law and has
close links to Armand Hammer,
the American industrialist known
for his traditional ties with the
Soviet leadership. Only a few
months earlier, Pisar had attend-
ed a Soviet-American business
conference where he met
judge's chambers was a feat in
itself for a foreigner. Pisar said
that by using a combination of
legal arguments and moral per-
suasion, he managed to convince
the judge that the crime for which
the five Jews were arrested was a
mere peccadillo which normally
would be dismissed.
Peres At CJF Assembly in Chicago
Israel Foreign Minister Shimon Peres was the special guest of the
Council of Jewish Federations at its Overseas Plenary, Nov. IS
during the 55th General Assembly in Chicago. With Peres at the
session are CJF President Shoshana S. Cardin and CJF Ex-
ecutive Vice President Carmi Schwartz.
Amit Women
Prominent American Zionist
Leader Passes
Nathalie Resnikoff of New York
City, honorary national president
of AMIT Women, the major na-
tional women's religious Zionist
organization, died on Nov. 8. She
had been a vigorous participant in
the women's religious-Zionist
movement at the local, regional
and national levels for more than
a quarter of a century.
She was elected national presi-
dent in September 1962, and was
re-elected by acclamation at the
national conventions of AMIT
Women in 1963, 1964 and 1965.
Her fourth term was un-
precedented at that time.
For years she served as co-
chairwoman of her organization's
Israeli Committee, which coor-
dinates on the American scene the
administration of AMIT Women's
extensive child-care, social service
and educational activities in
Mrs. Resnikoff served as a
delegate to the World Zionist Con-
gress and as an official member of
the Actions Committee of the
Congress. She also represented
AMIT Women at inter-
organizational conferences both
here and abroad.
State of
Israel Bonds
$54.5 Million in Israel Bond
Holiday Subscriptions
Sets New Record
A new record of $54.5 million in
Israel Bond subscriptions during
the annual High Holy Day Bond
Appeals, which represents an in-
crease of more than $6 million
over last year's holiday results,
was announced this week by Brig.
Gen. (Res.) Yehudah Halevy,
President of Israel Bonds, and
Rabbi Stanley M. Davids of New
York, National Chairman of its
Rabbinic Cabinet.
This year's Bond appeals were
conducted in more than 1,100
synagogues in the United States
and Canada.
The new record in Bond
subscriptions during Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur was
attributed by the two Israel Bond
leaders to the "extraordinary sup-
port" of the Rabbis of these con-
gregations, and particularly those
Rabbis who hosted more than 300
pre-holiday meetings for leading
members of their congregations.
At these small group meetings,
the new Israel Individual Variable
Rate (IVRI) Bonds ($10,000
minimum) were featured.
In their announcement, General
Halevy and Rabbi Davids added:
"This year's outstanding holiday
Bond results continued the rising
curve in Israel Bond subscriptions
during the High Holy Days which
we have experienced in the last
four years. This outstanding
response demonstrated once
again the confidence of the mass
of the North American Jewish
community in Israel's economy
and its prospects for continued
They pointed out that "Israel
Bond proceeds will help Israel to
expand investment in new in-
dustry and create more jobs in
development towns, as the
Government and the people of
Israel continue their joint efforts
to stabilize the economy and to
move forward to an era of
economic growth."
The Hemispheres
The Hemispheres Singles Dance
Night returns for the season
beginning Nov. 26 in the
Hemispheres Ballroom from 8-11
p.m. Charge for the dance is $3,
free parking, refreshments will be
served, jackets preferred. Live
music. Dances will be held the se-
cond and fourth Wednesday of
every month.
Gerald L. WarteU Award
Presented To Temple Beth El
Men's Club
The Gerald L. WarteU Award
was presented to Temple Beth El
Men's Club in Hollywood, from
the National Federation of Tem-
ple Brotherhoods (NFTB) at its
31st Biennial Convention at the
Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in
The award is given annually by
the NFTB in recognition of
outstanding service to the temple,
youth, the community, Reform
Judaism, and the Brotherhood
Brotherhood President was
Bernard Bernhardt and Jewish
Chautauqua Society (JCS), Chair-
man was Maurice Chorney.
Presenting the award was Max-
well Marks, Chairman of NFTB's
Achievement Awards Committee.
NFTB is comprised of 400 Tem-
ple Brotherhoods with over
60,000 members in the United
States, Canada, and abroad. It is
affiliated with the Union of
American Hebrew Congregations,
parent body of Reform Judaism.
JCS, NFTB's educational arm, en-
dows Judaism courses at univer-
sities throughout the United
States and Canada, assigns rab-
binic lecturers to campuses and
secondary schools, donates books
of Judaica to libraries, distributes
a large film collection, and spon-
sors Interfaith Institutes for
Clergy in its goal of improved in-
terfaith relations.

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Rabbi Kahane
Beats Arabs in Kansas City Audience
Booby-Trapped Car Blows Up
Continued from Page 1
Overland Park Police
ABOUT 20 minutes into
Kahane's 75-minute address at
the Doubletree Hotel in Overland
Park, he berated the Arab
presence in Israel. Mousa
Shukair, 41, a member of the
Palestinian Human Rights Coali-
tion, and a group of supporters
began shouting from the back of
the hotel's meeting room.
"You took their land from
them," yelled one. Kahane yelled
for the protestors to be quiet
while he spoke. When they did
not, Kahane demanded that the
police eject Shukair.
Then, numerous police and hotel
security officers and about 140
stunned onlookers went hush as
the rabbi charged at Shukair.
Arms flailed, punches reportedly
were thrown, and Gary Lockhart,
a Kach International member
from Lawton, Okla., helped police
separate the rabbi and Shukair.
Shukair and one of his sup-
porters, Rezek Muslet, 26, were
led away in handcuffs by police,
charged with disorderly conduct.
Another half dozen of their sup-
porters also left the ballroom.
DESPITE THE interruption,
Kahane, founder of the militant
Jewish Defense League and the
Kach Party's lone member of
Knesset, continued his speech at
the Kach fund-raiser. Overland
Park police arrested him
Preceding the speech, Shukair
and Muslet were seen outside the
No Plan For
New Envoy
TEL AVIV (JTA) Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres said last
Wednesday that Israel does not
plan to upgrade its diplomatic
representation in Austria. This
apparently means that Israel will
not name a replacement for
Michael Elizur, the former Am-
bassador in Vienna, who retired
several months ago.
The Vienna Embassy is present-
ly headed by a Charge d'Affaires.
A new Ambassador would have to
present his credentials to Presi-
dent Kurt Waldheim whose Nazi
past was exposed during the
Austrian election campaign last
Peres, replying to questions in
the Knesset, said Israel's position
toward Austria would depend in
the long run on world reaction to
Waldheim. He noted that U.S.
Secretary of State George Shultz
has refrained from meeting with
Waldheim. But Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevardnadze
has called on him.
According to Peres, Israel's
diplomatic stance will not have
any effect on Vienna's continued
role as a transit point for Jews
leaving the Soviet Union for
Court Will
Hear Appeal
Supreme Court has agreed to hear
the appeal of Lithuanian-born
Juozas Kungys, a war crimes
suspect, against a Federal ap-
pellate decision to strip him of his
U.S. citizenship. Kungys, 70, a
resident of Clifton, N.J., is accus-
ed of lying about his Nazi past
when he immigrated to the U.S. in
1948 and obtained citizenship in
1954. He is alleged to have par-
ticipated in the massacre of more
than 2,000 Jews in Lithuania in
hotel protesting Kahane's ap-
pearance. The picketed alongside
about 35 protestors representing
the American Jewish Committee
here, two congregations, the
Jewish Community Relations
Bureau of Greater Kansas City,
the Rabbinical Association of
Greater Kansas City and
Ruah/New Jewish Agenda.
Rabbinical Association
spokesman Rabbi Philip Field
issued a statement condemning
Kahane and his views on Arab-
Israeli relations.
Earlier, Kahane attemtped to
meet with leaders of the Jewish
Federation or JCRB, despite their
consistent opposition to him and
his policies. As in other cities, he
was denied access to Federation
booby-trapped car blew up near
the south Lebanon security zone
last Thursday afternoon (Nov. 20),
killing three soldiers of the United
Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
(UNIFIL) and three Lebanese.
Three UNIFIL soldiers, two
Lebanese civilians and a soldier of
the Israel-backed South Lebanon
Army (SLA) were injured. The
UNIFIL soldiers were members
of the Fijian contingent.
The car, a Mercedes, ran
through a UNIFIL roadblock
about 10 kilometers north of the
Rosh Hanikra border checkpoint
in an apparent attempt to reach
the Israel border. It came under
fire as it approached an SLA
roadblock, turned around and
returned to the UNIFIL
roadblock where it was stopped by
Fijian soldiers. As Fijian and SLA
soldiers approached, the two oc-
cupants of the car blew it up with
themselves inside.
Gertler Gets Award
Gertler of Dallas, president of
B'nai B'rith Women, has received
the Anti-Defamation League
Woman of Achievement Award.
Temple Update
Temple Beth Am
Sabbath Services will be held on
Friday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. con-
ducted by Rabbi Paul Plotkin and
Hazzan Irving Grossman, accom-
panied by the Temple Beth Am
Choir. Saturday, Nov. 29 Sabbath
Services are at 9 a.m. conducted
by Rabbi Paul Plotkin and Hazzan
Irving Grossman.
Temple Beth Am welcomes
membership inquiries from all in-
terested parties. As Broward's
leading Conservative Synagogue,
affiliated with United Synagogue,
we offer a full range of program-
ming for the entire family, in-
cluding Religious School grades
one to seven, Adult Education, an
award-winning Youth Program
for children grades 4-12, morning
and evening Men's Club, after-
noon and evening Sisterhood and
much more. For further informa-
tion, please call the Temple office
at 974-8650.
Temple Beth El
Shabbat Service will be held on
Friday evening, Nov. 28, at 8
p.m., at which time Temple Beth
El will have as their guest
speaker, Rabbi Bradd Boxman,
Assistant Rabbi at the Hebrew
Congregation in Indianapolis, In-
diana. His topic will be: "Reform
Integrity in Israel." Rabbi Box-
man is the son of Edward Box-
man, Vice President of the
The flowers on the Bima will be
sponsored by Mrs. Helen Jacoby
in honor of her granddaughter,
Nicole. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Box-
man are sponsoring the Oneg
Shabbat in honor of Mr. Boxman's
"special birthday."
Saturday, Nov. 29, Rabbi Jaffe
will conduct the Torah Study in
the Chapel at 10:15 a.m., followed
by Shabbat Service at 11 a.m.
On Monday, Dec. 1, Rabbi Jaffe
will conduct his Bible Class at 10
a.m. in the Chapel.
Temple Beth Emet
Art Auction
On Saturday evening, Dec. 6,
Temple Beth Emet will sponsor
an art auction to be held at the
Temple Building (10801 Pem-
broke Road, Pembroke Pines).
The works of Agam, Hibel, Dali,
Oalder, Vasarely, Miro,
Boulanger, Neiman, Delacroix,
bimban, and many other fine ar-
tists will be featured in the collec-
tion. In addition, there will be uni-
que collectors corner.
A gala champagne preview will
begin at 8 p.m. The auction will
begin at 9 p.m.
Admission is a $5 per person
donation and the public is invited.
There will be a door prize and raf-
fle prizes. Sakal Galleries Ltd. of
New Rochelle, N.Y. and Fort
Lauderdale, is the exclusive coor-
dinator of this event.
For additional information,
please call the temple office at
Temple Beth Shalom
Services will be held at Temple
Beth Shalom, Jack Shapiro
Chapel, 1400 North 46 Avenue,
Hollywood, at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov.
28, conducted by Rabbi Nahum
Simon, Rabbi Alberto Cohen and
Cantor Irving Gold. At 9 a.m.,
Saturday, Nov. 29, service will
begin, in the main sanctuary, con-
ducted by Rabbi Simon and Can-
tor Gold. Weekday services are
held in the Chapel: 7:30 a.m. and
mincha-maariv at 5 p.m. All wor-
shippers are cordially invited to all
Jae Ruderman, chair lady of
Beth Shalom's adult library, an-
nounces that Sisterhood, Men's
Club and Couples Club will pre-
sent "The World According To
Sholom Aleichem," in honor of
Jewish Book Month. Program will
be held Monday, Dec. 15, 7:30
p.m., at Temple Beth Shalom and
will include a book fair and
refreshments. The panel will con-
sist of Lynda Levin, Jae Ruder-
man and Hy Siegel with
moderator, Rabbi Morton Malav-
sky. Tickets may be obtained at
Temple office or by phoning Jae
Ruderman, 961-1478. Minimum
donation is $5. Mrs. Ruderman in-
vites all Temple members to bor-
row outstanding books from the
Joseph Meyerhoff Adult Library,
located in school building, Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sisterhood Gift Shop has receiv-
ed new shipments of gift items for
Chanukah including decorations
for the home, children's toys, per-
sonal and home items. Shop hours
are Sunday through Friday, 10
a.m. to noon. Excellent buys
Call Temple office, 981-6111,
and speak with Sylvia S. Senick,
executive director, regarding
membership for singles and
Tops Aged List
BOSTON (JTA) The family
of Samuel Corwin of Winthrop,
Mass., has been officially inform-
ed that at age 109 he is the oldest
resident of the state. His longevi-
ty was celebrated Nov. 9 at Tem-
ple Tifereth Israel, Winthrop.
Maxwell of Hallandale; beloved husband of
Alicia; devoted father of Joel (Harriet)
Feltman and Minda (M. Richard) Roaeman;
dear brother of Eva Petroruo, Yetta
Engleberg, Sam (Mary) Feltman and Hymie
(Sophie) Feltman; loving grandfather of
Margot and Riaa Roaeman and Julie and
Scon Feltman. Servicee were held at
Menorah Chapels.
Martha of Hallandale, died Sunday,
November 16. Wife of Joseph Friedman.
mother of Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Gordon of
Lowell, Mam., Mrs. Ann Levin, of Pitt-
sburgh, Pa.; sister of Elsie Cohen and Sarah
Cohen and grandmother of seven grand-
children. Services were held in Pittsburgh.
families. Year now beginning in-
cludes tickets to High Holy Day
Temple Sinai
The Sabbath service begins at 8
p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 in the
temple sanctuary, with Rabbi
Richard J. Margolis and Cantor
Misha Alexandrovich officiating.
During the Oneg Shabbat follow-
ing services, the Mitzvah of the
month program will take place.
This is a popular new feature of
Temple Sinai's Adult Education
program. The discussion which
will take the place of Rabbi's ser-
mon that evening, will explore
"Values of the Jewish Family."
During the Saturday morning
Sabbath service on Nov. 29, Gail
Schachter, daughter of Dr. Steven
Schachter and Reesa Schachter,
will become a Bat Mitzvah. The
Oneg Shabbat Friday evening will
be sponsored by Gail's paternal
grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Jack
Schachter of San Diego, CA. The
Kiddush Saturday morning is
sponsored by her maternal grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon
Brotkin of Piqua, Ohio. Her
parents are sponsoring the pulpit
flowers for the Shabbat in her
Gail is an 8th Grade student at
Attucks Middle School where she
has been elected president of the
student body. She is a member of
Temple Sinai United Synagogue
Youth and enjoys singing and
On Monday, Dec. 1, Temple
Sinai Sisterhood will hold their
monthly general meeting at 7:30
p.m. in the Lipman Youth Wing.
A book review of "Leah's
Children" by Gloria Goldreich,
will be dramatized by Beverly
Berlin, director of Book Reviews
for Dade County Libraries. This
unusual presentation will be a
very interesting and thought-
provoking meeting.
Temple Solel
The Sisterhood of Temple Solel
presents The Kol Golan Duo,
Israel and Edna Rosen, singing
and dancing Israeli and interna-
tional songs, on Wednesday, Dec.
3 at 8:30 p.m. at Temple Solel,
5100 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL
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Police Chief Says
Illegal Arms in Jerusalem
David Kraus, Chief of
Israel's national police, told
the Cabinet Sunday that
caches of illegal arms have
been found in the possession
of Jews in the Old City. He
said they included grenades
and light weapons. But he
did not believe they
signified the existence of an
anti-Arab Jewish
underground such as was
exposed in the West Bank
two years ago.
Kraus provided the intelligence
information to the Ministers after
a week of anti-Arab violence and
harassment by Jews that followed
the fatal stabbing on Nov. 15 of
Eliahu Amdi. a 22-year-old stu-
dent at the Shuvu Bamm yeshiva
in the Moslem quarter of the Old
City. Amdi was murdered near
the yeshiva. Three Arab youths
suspected of the crime are in
KRAUS SAID that unless calm
is restored to Jerusalem, massive
military reinforcements would
have to be called in to keep the
peace. He said the police prefer-
red not to ask the army for help,
but it could not allow itself to be
overwhelmed by rioters.
Kraus told the Cabinet that
searches for illegal arms would
continue. He said he understood
that people felt a need to protect
themselves but insisted that the
police could not allow them to act
in an illegal manner.
He shocked the ministers with
his description of the persistent
provocations by Shuvu Banim
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director Lynn Singer. He was
sentenced to 15 days in jail for
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According to the SSSJ, Burs-
tein, 21, is one of Leningrad's
most daring refuseniks and has
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flying to Vilnius in Lithuania to
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next day KGB agents beat him
again and threatened to kill him,
the SSSJ reported.
Labor Party
Making Up
With Jews
British Labor Party is mending
fences with Britain's
350,000-strong Jewish community
and is seeking to renew its tradi-
tional friendship with Israel's
Labor Party, strained in recent
years because of the emergence of
anti-Zionism in some Labor circles
here. Labor Party leader Neil Kin-
nock spoke at a Labor Zionist din-
ner marking the 80th anniversary
of the establishment of Poale Zion
in Eastern Europe and the 65th
anniversary of its British branch
affiliation with the British Labor
Party. He shared the platform
with the Israeli Minister of
Economic Coordination Gad
Yaacobi said the growing rap-
prochement between the labor
movements in both countries was
symbolized by their common
views on terrorism. He praised
the British government for its
tough action against Syria, which
was involved in an attempt to
blow up an El Al airliner last
Kinnock stressed the continued
need to deal with the causes of ter-
rorism, but he spelled out a six-
point plan to deal with its effects.
They are: more effective coordina-
tion between national security
agencies; tighter extradition laws;
better cooperation between police
forces; an international conven-
tion to protect travellers from hi-
jacking and murder; exposure of
the support systems and state fun-
dings on which terrorists rely.
students against their Arab
neighbors. He said one of their
practices was to hurl bags of feces
and urine from the yeshiva
building at Arab homes nearby.
The yeshiva is described as a
school for penitents and reported-
ly has a large number of former
criminals in its student body.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir called
on "all sectors of the Jerusalem
populace" Sunday to preserve
order and peace in Jerusalem and
avoid public disturbances.
JUST HOURS after Kraus ap-
peared before the Cabinet, a
Molotov cocktail was thrown in an
Old City street. A memorial ser-
vice for Amdi, marking the end of
the seven-day mourning period,
took the form of a procession from
the Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood
in West Jerusalem, where the
murder victim had lived, to the
site in the Old City Moslem
quarter where he was killed.
Cries of "death to the Arabs"
were heard as the mass of Jews
moved slowly through the narrow
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being marked in a worldwide, year-long celebration.
streets. Men kicked at the barred
fronts of Arab owned shops as
they passed, the shopkeepers hav-
ing prudently closed early and
At the murder site, Rabbi
Moshe Levinger, leader of the
Gush Emunim in Hebron and
other rabbis, harangued the
crowd. They blamed the govern-
ment and the Jerusalem
municipality for Amdi's death.
But the police were out in force,
and no serious violence developed.
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Friday, November 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 9
The disclosures of the
Reagan Administration
recently that it approved
covert shipments of
American weapons to Iran
"have no bearing what-
soever" on the prosecution
of 17 defendants, including
four Israelis, charged with
conspiracy to sell American
weapons to Iran, an Assis-
tant U.S. Attorney told a
court here last week.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lorna
Schofield made the statement in
her opening remarks at a pretrial
motion hearing in Manhattan's
District Court The defendants in
the case face charges of con-
spiracy to resell $2.5 billion of
American arms to Iran and of
falsifying the documents needed
to gain U.S. approval for the
Judge Leonard Sand that she had
discussed the case with Justice
Department officials and people in
the National Security Council who
informed her that this case is not
N. Miami Beach
Man Elected
North Miami Beach resident
Peter Gelbwaks has been elected
to the Executive Board of the Na-
tional Federation of Temple
Brotherhoods Jewish Chautauqua
Society for a two-year term.
Gelbwaks was elected during
the 31st Biennial Convention at
the Franklin Wyndham Plaza
Hotel in Philadelphia, whose
theme was "Remembering the
Past Anticipating the Future."
A member of Temple Sinai of
Noth Dade, Gelbwaks is vice
president of the Ways and Means
Committee there. He was a Board
of Directors member and presi-
dent and vice president of the
Brotherhood, as well as being in-
volved with fundraising, scholar-
ship, the Youth Committee, usher-
ing, Purim Hagigah, endowment,
and the Finance and Control Com-
mittee. Under his presidency, the
Brotherhood was named the
Outstanding Brotherhood in Pro-
gramming for 1984-85.
An insurance agency owner,
Gelbwaks is immediate past vice
president of the National Associa-
tion of Health Insurance
He and his wife, Sharon, have
two children.
related to any of the covert arms
shipments approved or or-
chestrated by the Reagan
Defense attorneys challenged
the prosecution's statement,
noting a remarkable convergence
of the accounts of defendants in
the case and the events confirmed
by the Reagan Administration
and other sources in the past
Attorney Paul Grand, represen-
ting the alleged middleman in the
conspiracy, Sam Evans, told the
court there was a "startling
overlap, coincidence and identi-
ty," between what the defendants
had said on tape and what was ac-
tually happening in government.
ON THE tapes recorded secret-
ly from December, 1985 to April,
1986 with the help of an Iranian
informant, Cyrus Hashemi, who
posed as an Iranian arms buyer,
the defendants said they believed
the policy toward selling weapons
to Iran was under evaluation
within the government.
The defendants said they believ-
ed the Administration would ap-
prove the arms shipments. In a
later tope, the defendants said the
arms deal had been approved and
that Vice President George Bush
favored it, Secretary of State
George Shultz was against but
nevertheless it would go forward.
These positions on the Iran policy
within the Admiministration have
also been confirmed, Grand said.
The defendants also said arms
sales would be allowed only for
the purpose of furthering contacts
with Iran.
SAND DID NOT rule on the at-
torneys' motions which would re-
quire the U.S. Attorney's office to
produce evidence of what the Ad-
ministration's policy on shipping
arms to Iran has been in fact for
the past two years and not what
the Administration purported it to
Sand told the defense attorneys
that he was not certain that such
material would be relevant to or
would help the dedendants' case.
He did not rule on the motion last
Tuesday, but is expected to do so
within the month.
William Kunstler, attorney for
defendant Nicos Minardos, asked
the court to produce the autopsy
and toxicology reports on the
government's key witness Cyrus
Hashemi, who died in London ap-
parently of leukemia in July. The
U.S. Attorney's office has said
that its investigation indicated
that Hashemi died of "apparently
natural" causes. Kunstler in-
dicated that it is possible that
Hashemi was killed.
He noted that Hashemi's death
could only help the prosecution
and hurt the defense because the
defense would not have the oppor-
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KUNSTLER ALSO made a mo-
tion to exhume Hashemi's body to
investigate the possibility of a
murder. It was denied.
Hashemi, an Iranian expatriate,
has emerged as one of the intrigu-
ing puzzle pieces in the case. Re-
cent press reports indicated that
former U.S. Attorney General
Elliot Richardson had arranged a
contact between American of-
ficials and Hashemi last year in ef-
forts to free American hostages in
According to defense attorneys
in the case, Hashemi played a
similar role in 1980 when the
Carter Administration contacted
him to expedite the release of the
American hostages in the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran. Hashemi was
indicted in 1984 for selling
American weapons to Iran, after
an FBI surveillance of his room in
1980-81 revealed his activities.
Attorneys have said Hashemi
made a deal with the U.S. At-
torney's office to act as an infor-
mant in this case in exchange for
leniency on the 1984 charges.
an unconfirmed rumor during the
hearing. He suggested that a
defendant named in the indict-
ment, John de la Roque, who is
still a fugitive, is really Lt. Col.
Oliver North of the Marine Corps,
a highly placed official of the Na-
tional Security Council. North is
reportedly one of the chief ar-
chitects of the Iranian-U.S. arms
exchange and often disguises
himself and uses false names to
conceal his identity.
On the tapes, the defendants
discuss de la Roque's role in the
negotiations. He is said to be, on
the tapes, a former member of the
Delta Force who is very friendly
with Marine Corps Commandant
Gen. P.X. Kelley and with other
top Administration officials. On
one of the tapes, Evans told
Hashemi that de la Roque met
with Bush's aides in West Ger-
many to discuss the covert ship-
ment of arms to Iran.
The defense attorneys also
made motions to subpoena North,
National Security Adviser John
Poindexter, Bush and other
government officials. Sand did not
rule on this motion.
Gold Coast
. Council
The Gold Coast Coancil of the
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
(BBYO) reports that 23 youth
from Broward and Palm Beach
counties participated in the recent
Florida Region Leadership Train-
ing Conference (RLTC), held Nov.
7-9 at Camp Owassa Bauer in
Homestead. The RLTC is an an-
nual program designed to teach
basic leadership skills to current
and emerging leaders in the
BBYO program. It consists of
various workshops and discussion
groups led by top professional
staff from throughout the United
Local participants in this year's
RLTC included Barry Mark, Dana
Silverstein and Erika Thomas of
Plam Beach Gardens: David
Feller, Erin Forster, Elyse
Resnkk, Todd Stein, David Stein-
man and Lisa Steinman of Boca
Raton: Lauren Horowitz and
Stuart Wolfer of Coral Springs:
Mark Friedman, Lawrence
Jackowitz, Lawrence Lambert,
Davida Rubin, Stacy Steiner and
Scott Thaler of Plantation: Esther
Frank!, Melissa Rashbaum, Jill
Robinson, Suzanne Schneider,
and Tammy Wolpowitz of
Hollywood and Beth Goodman of
Pembroke Pines.
AD currently serve as leaders at
the Chapter, Council and/or
Regional (statewide) levels of
In BBYO leaders are not merely
born; they are made. Through par-
ticipation in the RLTC and similar
leadership programs at other
levels, Jewish youth learn
decision-making, interpersonal
and motivational skills which they
find useful both during their time
in BBYO and later on the life as
The Gold Coast Council includes
20 chapters throughout the North
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties. If you are a Jewish teen
aged 14-18 and would like to find
out more about the many oppor-
tunities available to you in our
organization w invite you to call
either Jerome Kiewe or William
Rubin at 581-0218 or 925-4135.
Golda Meir Award
Goes to Family
State of Israel Bonds presented
its Golda Meir Leadership Award
to a family for the first time. At
the Nov. 9 dinner here that laun-
ched the 1987 international bonds
campaign, Richard Dinner, Dee
and Melvin Swig, Roselyne
"Cissie" Swig and Richard Swig
were honored for their service to
Israel, Jewry and the community
at large.
Holocaust Memorial Architect
Announced by Museum Director
James Ingo Freed, of I.M. Pei and
Partner, has been selected as the
design architect for the United
States Holocaust Memorial
Museum, it was announced here
by Arthur Rosenblatt, the
museum's director.
Freed, 56, was the principal
design architect for the newly
completed Jacob Javits Exposi-
tion and Convention Center in
New York City. Born in Essen,
Germany, he and his family came
to the U.S. in 1940.
"The Holocaust in its enormity
defies language and art, yet both
must be used to tell the tale, the
tale that must be told," Elie
Wiesel, chairman of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council, said.
"In James Freed we have found
an architect who can master this
unique challenge."
The Memorial Council is conduc-
ting a $100 million fundraising
campaign for the museum which
wiD be located on government
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In Austria
Liberals, Rightists Join
In Coalition That Tops
Parliamentary Elections
Freedom Party, a coalition of
rightwingers and liberals, emerg-
ed the clear winner in Sunday's
Parliamentary elections, under
the leadership of a charismatic
young nationalist, Joerg Haider.
Haider, who took over the reins
of the party from Norbert Steger
only three months ago, raised con-
cern in Jewish and liberal circles
for the unabashed chauvinism of
his campaign. While he carefully
avoided overt neo-Nazi or anti-
Semitic statements, he drew the
loudest cheers when he said he op-
posed the "downgrading" of the
wartime generation.
Observers believe it was not by
chance that he chose Braunau, the
birthplace of Adolf Hitler, for one
of his final campaign rallies before
election day.
HAIDER WAS in fact endorsed
by the radical rightwing National
Democratic Party (NPD) which is
considered by many to be anti-
Semitic. It urged its constituents
to vote for the Freedom Party.
Haider did not unequivocally re-
ject the overture.
El Salvador Fund
To Aid Victims
American Jewish World Service
has announced the creation of an
"El Salvador Recovery Fund" to
aid victims of the earthquake that
devastated parts of San Salvador,
capital of the Central American
country, Oct. 10.
Noting that 31,000 families
were left homeless by the quake,
according to recent United Na-
tions figures, the AJWS said
funds raised would be channeled
through non-governmental
organizations and used for
recovery programs that address
the housing and health needs of
the poorest citizens of San
The AJWS has responded to
two natural disasters in the 18
months since its founding the
Mexico City earthquake last year
and the volcanic eruption that
destroyed the town of Armero in
Hebrew U. Opens
Eight Days Late
The Hebrew University began
its 1986-87 academic year on
Nov. 10, eight days late
because of financial difficulties
and a related dispute with the
Housing Ministry. Facing a
court order, the university
opened its dormitories. It had
earlier kept them closed
because the Housing Ministry
refused to allow the university
to raise dormitory fees. About
5,000 of the 17,000 enrolled
students live in the dorms. The
university sought to raise the
fees because of a financial
shortfall due to reduced
government funding over the
past several years. The freeze
of fees at the current level will
increase the deficit by $1
With 99 percent of the vote
counted, the Freedom Party stood
to gain at least seven seats, giving
it a bloc of 19 in the 183-member
Nationalrat (Parliament). Its win-
nings were at the expense of the
Socialist Party, headed by
Chancellor Franz Vranitzky,
which is expected to have 80 seats
in the new legislature, down from
90; and the conservative People's
Party of President Kurt
Waldheim which is headed by
Alois Mock, down to 76 seats from
The ecology-oriented Green
Party won eight seats. It will be
the first fourth party in Parlia-
ment since the Communist Party
was ousted by the voters in 1959.
been part of the Socialists' ruling
coalition. Three months ago its
standing in opinion polls was at an
all-time low of three percent. On
Sunday it won 10 percent of the
It was Haider's ascension to
power that caused Vranitzky to
break the coalition and call for
early elections. Normally, the
elections would have been held
next spring. Vranitzky maintain-
ed that by elevating Haider to
leadership, the Freedom Party
shifted too far to the right to con-
tinue as a partner of the
The People's Party would have
surpassed the Socialists had it not
been for the votes siphoned off by
Haider. It saw the danger early on
and waged a campaign in which
resentment against Israel and
against Jewish organizations that
exposed Waldheim's Nazi past
during last summer's Presidential
campaign were a strong element.
Austrians are rankled by
Israel's refusal to appoint a new
Ambassador to Vienna to replace
Michael Elizur who retired several
months ago. The Israel Embassy
is now headed by a Charge d'Af-
faires. A new Ambassador would
have had to present his creden-
tials to Waldheim.
made much of this. It also seized
upon an article in the Israeli daily
Yediot Achronot which criticized
Mock for statements he had made
during Waldheim's bid for the
This was cited to the electorate
as Israeli meddling in Austria's af-
fairs. Party aides pressured public
television stations to air the com-
plaint while criticism of the Peo-
ple's Party in the West German
media was ignored.
The tone of the People's Party
campaign only increased its ten-
sion with the Austrian Jewish
community. Spokesmen for the
latter noted there has always been
anti-Semitism in Austria, the
novelty being that it is now used
for political purposes.
But the People's Party failed to
gain the victory it had hoped for
largely because Mock is a colorless
figure. He was no match for
Haider, who comes from Carin-
thia, Austria's southernmost pro-
vince, and presented himself as
champion of the common man.
HIS APPEAL was to disgruntl-
ed Socialists as well as Conser-
vatives and to the unemployed in
depressed industrial towns.
The most likely result of the
election will be a coalition bet-
ween the Socialists and the Peo-
. pie's Party, led by Vranitzky.
Waldheim is expected to ask the
Chancellor to form a new govern-
ment. On Sunday, Socialist Party
chairman and former Chancellor
Fried Sinowatz ruled out any coali-
tion with the Freedem Party. The
People's Party did not.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Attjn** i n
Shimon Peres delivered the major address, (Nov. 2-9) Left xsDr Alfred GottschaUc.prm-
Tolerance and Co-Existence in Israel,' at an dent of the Hebrew Unwn College-Jewish In-
academic convocation when more than S00 strtute of Religion, which sponsored the event
leaders of the American Jewish community at- that marked the owning of two new Hebrew
tended a Week of Dedication in Jerusalem Union College buildings in Jerusalem.
Shamir Mum
Says He Won't Contradict Reagan
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
refused last Thursday (Nov.
20) to confirm or deny
widespread reports that
Israel served as a "conduit"
for the shipment of
American arms to Iran. It
"has never been, and is still
not, Israel's policy to
disclose anything about
arms sales to other coun-
tries," he said in reply to
questions at a Foreign Press
Association luncheon at the
King David Hotel in
He said President Reagan, in a
nationally televised press con-
ference last week had not men-
tioned Israel as the "conduit,"
and he did not want to "contradict
anything that President Reagan
BUT REAGAN contradicted
himself after the press con-
ference. Asked by a reporter to
"explain" a reported "Israeli
role" in a 1985 arms shipment to
Iran and reports that Israel had
suggested his Administration
make contact with the Tehran
regime, the President replied,
"(We), as I say, have nothing to do
with other countries or their
Shortly after the press con-
ference, White House aides issued
an amending statement in the
President's name that, in fact
"there was a third country involv-
ed in our secret project with
Iran." The country was not
But both John Poindexter, the
President's National Security Ad-
viser, and Donald Regan, White
House Chief of Staff, conceded
that the U.S. had approved at
least one secret shipment of arms
from Israel to facilitate the
release of American hostages held
by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
QUERIED ABOUT reports of a
worsening situation for Jews in
Iran. Shamir said Israel was con-
cerned and would do everything
to help. At the same time, he said,
Israel radio was "correct" in play-
ing down alarmist reports, and
foreign' press reports' 6f the plight
of Iranian Jews were
Shamir may have been referring
to, among others, a New York
Times report from Vienna recent-
ly that "persecution of Jews in
Iran has reached such intensity
that hundreds of them have joined
a much larger exodus of Moslem
Iranians fleeing the country." The
Times attributed its information
to refugees from Iran arriving in
Vienna and officials of organiza-
tions there assisting them.
According to Shamir, the situa-
tion of Jews in Iran is no worse
than that of other religious
minorities, and it has not
deteriorated. Asked who he would
like to see win the Iran-Iraq war,
he said he had no sympathy for
either side.
SHAMIR ALSO stood firm on
his insistence that Israel violated
no British laws in the case of
Mordechai Vanunu, the former
nuclear technician now in custody
in Israel who was allegedly kid-
napped in London by Israeli
agents last month. "Vanunu left
(Britain) on his own accord,"
Shamir said.
"We are not obliged to give any
promises to any country. I cannot
say we have promised something
to Britain, but we have only stated
the fact that we have not violated
any British law. And this person
(Vanunu) left Britain of his own
free will. That's all."
But reports from London said
the British government is not
satisfied with Israel's explanation
of Vanunu's disappearance from
London Oct. 1.
David Waddington, Minister of
State in the Home Office, said in
the House of Commons that while
there is no evidence Vanunu was
kidnapped, "I certainly regard it
as unsatisfactory that the Israeli
authorities have declined to give
any explanation, or even the date
of his arrival in Israel."
VANUNU IS awaiting formal
charges here for either espionage
or treason for giving a British
newspaper information about
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National UJA Hatikvah Mission Offers
Opportunity to Explore Israel
Hope Voiced for Calm
NEW YORK, N.Y. Masada,
the Old City of Jerusalem, the red
deserts of the Negev, and the
mountainous Galilee will be
among the highlights of the
Seventh National United Jewish
Appeal Hatikvah Mission to Israel
this February.
Open to single men and women
between the ages of 24 and 40, the
mission will provide its par-
ticipants with the opportunity to
experience firsthand the special
qualities of Israeli life, said Victor
Gelb of Cleveland, Ohio, Chair-
man of the UJA Overseas Pro-
grams Department, who announc-
ed this mission.
Co-chaired by Esther Fink of
Chicago and Ronald Kramer of
Tidewater, Virginia, the mission
is scheduled for February 8-18,
"The UJA Hatikvah Singles
Mission is a special opportunity
for single men and women to meet
each other and Israelis in an ex-
citing, purposeful series of
events," Ms. Fink said. "Hatikvah
is known for the breadth of ex-
perience it offers to Jewish
singles," Kramer added. "Over
3,000 persons have participated in
UJA Singles Missions in the past
eight years," Kramer said, "and
this promises to have the best pro-
gramming ever."
Participants will be briefed by
representatives of UJA's
beneficiary agencies the Jewish
Agency for Israel and the
American-Jewish Joint Distribu-
tion Committee and will visit
absorption centers, settlements
within Israel's pre-1967 borders,
Youth Aliyah centers for troubled
teenagers and Project Renewal
neighborhoods where UJA
funds are applied.
The Hatikvah travelers
"hatikvah" means "the hope"
will visit the Old City
Jerusalem, the Knesset, and the
Western Wall, and will explore
the artists' colony of Sfad, Old
Jaffa and the Dead Sea. They will
meet with soldiers, students and
homemakers, as well as politi-
cians, businessmen and educators,
and will see history as uncovered
at archaeological excavations.
Mission participants may ex-
tend their stay or stop off in
Europe, or both, before their
return to the United States. Total
cost of the basic mission package
is $1,550 from New York, in-
cluding air fare, land costs, and
first-class hotels. For further in-
formation, contact your local
Jewish Federation office or the
Overseas Programs Department
of the National United Jewish Ap-
peal, (212) 818-9100.
U.S. Jews
Condemn Identity Card Proposal
NEW YORK The pro-
posal to mark the identity
cards of converted Jews in
Israel with a special stamp
indicating they were not
born Jews was condemned
this week by Ernest Michel,
executive vice president of
UJA-Federation in New
In an address at the annual lun-
cheon of American Women for
Bar-Ilan University of Israel, at
which a veteran New York UJA
leader, Mrs. Myrtle Hirsch, was
honored, Michel said:
"I remember growing up in Ger-
many before World War II, being
forced to carry an identity card in
which the Nazis identified me as a
Jew and gave me and every
other Jewish male the middle
name of Israel," Michel told some
180 luncheon guests in the Plaza
Hotel. "Ev*ery Jewish woman and
girl was given the middle name of
Sarah for her identity card, which
was also stamped with the epithet
"THIS IS NO policy for Israel
to adopt," Michel said. "I deplore
it as I'm sure every one of you
does. At the same time," he add-
ed, "I think it would be wrong of
us to exaggerate the failings of
Israeli society.
"Israel was created out of hun-
dreds of different civilizations. It
would be folly to expect that, after
a brief 38 years, Israel should turn
out to be an ideal society. Yet it is
a nation that every one of us can
take pride in and rejoice in as we
share in its achievements.
"Many of you were shocked, as I
was, by the reckless act of an
Orhodox rabbi in seeking to break
up Reform services in a
synagogue in Jerusalem during
Simchat Torah," Michel said.
"That event made headlines.
What did not receive so much at-
tention was the apology and the
Jurist Urges:
Drop Trial of Demjanjuk;
Witnesses No Longer Reliable
acceptance of that apology that
followed, and the embrace of the
Orthodox rabbi and the Reform
rabbi that sealed the peaceful
resolution of this incident.
"ISRAEL IS a country of
diversity, and will remain so,"
Michel told the Bar-Ilan women.
"Let us take pricje in that diversi-
ty. Let us remember what Israel
means to us and to the millions for
whom it has offered a haven of
rescue and the opportunity to
build lives of dignity, of faith and
of security."
Mrs. Hirsch, chairman of Pro-
ject Renewal for the UJA-
Federation women's campaign
since 1980, was honored as "a
dedicated Zionist, outstanding
humanitarian and devoted com-
munal leader in the United States
and Israel."
She received the award from
Mrs. Jane Stern, president of Bar-
Ilan's American Board of
Overseers. Mrs. Henrietta
Shapiro, president of American
Women for Bar-Ilan, said pro-
ceeds of the luncheon would be us-
ed for scholarships to outstanding
students at the University. Mrs.
Doris Freeman served as lun-
cheon chairman.
Continued from Page 1
According to police sources,
much of the violence was whipped
up by members of Rabbi Meir
Kahane's Kach Party, and by now
it may have exhausted itself. The
roughnecks were verbally chastiz-
ed Monday by Sephardic Chief
Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu who urg-
ed the public not to be "drawn in-
to acts that violate the spirit of the
Torah." He suggested that
whoever wanted to honor Amdi's
memory should study the Torah
and those who shouted "death to
the Arabs" should repent.
of the Likud Knesset faction
issued a condemnation Monday of
all elements, Jews and Arabs
alike, who have "caused unrest in
the city."
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
said the anti-Arab violence caused
"grave damage" to Israel's image
President Chaim Herzog, in a
statement to Israel Radio, de-
nounced the outrages by both
Jews and Arabs and said that the
violence should be put down "with
an iron fist." He said that the
violent actions by Jews "can only
bring tremendous danger to the
standing and image of Jerusalem,
and plays directly into the hands
of our enemies." He also denounc-
ed the murder of Amdi and sent
his condolences to the victim's
family, promising that everything
possible would be done to stamp
out such racist and terrorist
cil, meeting in special session
Monday, joined with Mayor Teddy
Kollek in warning that anti-Arab
violence played into the hands of
terrorists who want nothing more
than to create strife between Jews
and Arabs in Jerusalem.
Interior Minister Yitzhak
Peretz, of the Orthodox Shas Par-
ty, condemned Rabbi Moshe Lev-
inger. the Gush Emunim leader
from Hebron, and others who
blamed the government for
Amdi's death. Three Arab youths
from the West Bank town of Jen in
suspected of the crime are in
custody. They have been linked to
George Habash's Damascus-based
Popular Front for the Liberation
of Palestine.
Nusseibeh's funeral was
relatively modest. Although the
former Jordanian Defense
Minister had maintained personal
ties with Israeli leaders, no Israeli
personalities attended the
funeral. Apparently they wanted
to avoid provoking Jewish ex-
tremists. Kollek stayed away
because he did not attend the
memorial march for Amdi.
Atty. Gen. Fights Legislation
To Avoid French Extradition
Attorney General Yosef
Harish is fighting proposed
legislation to avoid the ex-
tradition of William Nakash,
a Jew wanted for robbery
and murder in France.
Nakash is supported by a coali-
tion of rightwing and religious
elements who say they fear he will
be a target of revenge on ethnic
grounds if he is imprisoned in
France. The murder victim was an
Nakash allegedly killed him in
the course of a robbery in the
French town of Besancon in 1983.
France has asked for extradition.
But Justice Minister Avraham
Sharir has proposed a special law
that would give him the authority
to impose a prison sentence on
Nakash in Israel equivalent to
whatever sentence is pronounced
in France.
The case is being argued before
the Ministerial Legislation Com-
mittee where Harish maintained
that the Justice Minister's pro-
posal runs counter to Israel's legal
system as well as its international
legal commitments. He also de-
nounced Nakash as "trash" who
"came to Israel in order to
destroy it."
The Attorney General's harsh
words were in response to a
remark by Interior Minister Yit-
zhak Peretz of the Shash Party
that the "Jewish aspects'* of the
case should be considered.
Nakash's attorney, Ronald Rot,
filed a complaint against Harish
with the Justice Minister. "The
Attorney General has no moral or
functional right to call my client
trash," Rot said.
Continued from Page 1
ago he was convinced that a gap of
even 10 years between crime and
trial could result in unreliable
identification. Cohen, who is
noted for his outspoken defense of
unpopular causes, observed also
that there is a danger that convic-
tions in Nazi war crime cases in
Israel might be based on popular
emotion without sufficient legal
THAT AROUSED the wrath of
Mapam MK Chaika Grossman.
She said on a radio interview that
Cohen's remark about emo-
tionalism cast doubt on Israel's
capacity to bring any former Nazi
to justice. "If we cannot do it, who
else can?" she asked. "It's not a
matter of revenge but of justice
and justice is not baaed on
The Association of Children of
Nazi Victims charged that
Cohen's remarks lent legitimacy
to those who want to forgive the
Nazis for their crimes. Associa-
tion president Edna Steinberg
suggested that they would only
encourage neo-Nazis throughout
the world.
Meanwhile, Tel Aviv attorney
Gershon Orion made dear that he
agreed to assist in Demjanjuk's
defense only at the request of the
Israel Bar Association to assist
the defendant's American lawyer,
Mark O'Connor, with respect to
Israel's legal system. Orion stress-
ed that even so", he would join the
defense only on the basis of a
court order.
HE EXPLAINED that he need
ed a court order to deflect possible
accusations by his family and
friends and others that he was
helping a Nazi.
Demjanjuk, the first Nazi war
criminal suspect ever extradited
to Israel, will go on trial in
Jerusalem on Jan. 19. About 67
survivors of Nazi death camps are
expected to testify. The case will
be heard by a panel of three
judges Supreme Court Justice
Dov Levin and District Court
Judges Dalia Lerner and Zvi Tal.
The hearings will be conducted
in Hebrew with simultaneous
English translation. The site of
the trial has not been announced.
A section of the Binyanei Hauma
concert hall is considered a
possibility because the trial is ex-
pected to attract great public
Michael Sela and Kirk Douglas
Speakers At Weizmann Dinner
Continued from Page 1
Prof. Sela has championed the
view that "chemistry is the
language of biology." His brilliant
experimental work helped to in-
itiate the use of synthetic polypep-
tides to study the complex pro-
blem of antigenicity/im-
munogenicity. His current in-
terest is in synthetic vaccines as
an approach to prevention of
autoimmune diseases.
Prof. Sela presently serves on
the World Health Organization's
Advisory Committee on medical
research and the Vatican's Pon-
tifical Academy of Science. He has
served as president of the Council
of the European Molecular
Biology Organization and of the
International Union of Im-
munological Societies.
Kirk Douglas is the only son of
seven children born to his parents
who immigrated from Russia to
the United States. Douglas is a
native of Amsterdam, N.Y.,
where he celebrated his Bar
Mr. Douglas' interest in the
Weizmann Institute's scientic
research activities goes back to
1964 when he first visited the In-
stitute as the guest of Prof. Sela.
Douglas has been awarded the
"Weizmann Medallion" for his
service as a "Goodwill Am-
bassador" to Israel and the world.
Long indentified with charitable
causes on behalf of the State of
Israel, Mr. Douglas has appeared
in several films depicting Israeli
people and their struggle for na-
tionhood and independence.
Three memorable films with
Israeli themes in which Douglas
starred are "The Juggler" (1963),
which told the story of a
Holocaust survivor in Israel;
"Cast a Giant Shadow" (1962),
with Douglas portraying Col.
Mickey Marcus, an American of-
ficer who fought and died in
Israel's 1948 War of Liberation;
and the made-for-TV movie,
"Remembrance of Love" (1982),
the story of Joseph Rabin, who
searched for his childhood
sweetheart, from whom he was
separated when the Nazis invaded
Poland in World War II.
Mr. Douglas' film and stage
career span more than four
decades. He appeared on Broad-
way in nine productions before
making his film debut in 1946 in
"The Strange Love of Martha
Ivers" opposite Barbara Stan-
wyck. His hit films include "Lust
for Life," "Spartacus," "The Bad
and the Beautiful," "Champion,"
"The Man from Snowy River,"
"Paths of Glory," and two recent
productions, "Amos" and "Tough
Guys," the latter was Douglas'
71st film, in which he co-stars
with Burt Lancaster.
Tree for Peace'
In Geneva
GENEVA (JTA) Jewish,
Christian and Moslem represen-
tatives planted a "tree for peace"
at ceremonies here under the
auspices of the UN Environmen-
tal Protection Service. Bjoern
Ekblom, European regional direc-
tor of UNEPS, observed that on
fundamental issues suoh. as en-
vironment and peace "we are all
more united than divided."

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Knesset Member Cohen
Beaten by Zealots
Knesset member Ran Cohen
of the Civil Rights Move-
ment (CRM) was severely
beaten and stoned by
religious zealots last Thurs-
day (Nov. 20), on his way to
pay a condolence call on the
family of Eliahu Amdi, the
yeshiva student fatally stab-
bed by Arabs in the Moslem
quarter of the Old City.
The attack on Cohen and conti-
nuing anti-Arab violence by Jews
were denounced by Mayor Teddy
Kollek, Knesset speaker Shlomo
Hillel and others.
COHEN, a colonel in the
reserves, was treated at Hadas&ah
Hospital for head injuries caused
by a rock. "I fought through all of
Israel's wars and was never in-
jured. Now I was hit by a Jew,"
Cohen said.
He stressed that his attackers
came from outside the Shmuel
Hanavi neighborhood in West
Jerusalem where Amdi's family is
observing shiva, the seven-day
mourning period.
This was confirmed by local
residents. Rage in the
neighborhood was directed mainly
at the press and toward leftists,
such as Cohen. It was or-
chestrated by religious extremists
who were identified as
A memorial service for Amdi
was held last Thursday under the
watchful eyes of some 400
policemen sent to keep order. But
the police have been unable to
curb violence against Arabs in
Shmuel Hanavi or in the Moslem
quarter where Amdi was a stu-
dent at the Shuvu Banim yeshiva,
run by the Breslav Hasidim.
yeshiva have left their homes for
fear of reprisals by students. They
have been subjected to harass-
ment nightly since the murder of
Amdi. Several homes were burn-
ed, and Arabs have been stoned in
the streets. Arabs have also
engaged in stoning. A pregnant
woman resident of the Old City's
Jewish quarter was grazed by a
rock last Thursday afternoon.
The leader of the Shmuel
Hanavi neighborhood committee
said that the violence was likely to
continue until the end of the shiva
period. Kollek said that after the
mourning period, "one should
deal with the phenomenon of the
yeshiva which consistently pro-
vokes the Arab population."
Kollek spoke to reporters dur-
ing a visit to the scene of the
murder on Khaldiye Street. He
said the hotheads who have been
harassing Arabs all week are serv-
ing the ends of the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
Knesset Speaker Hillel said on a
radio interview that the police
must do their utmost to prevent
further hooliganism because that
is exactly what the terrorist
organizations want to provoke.
MEANWHILE. Baruch Mazel,
secretary of the Knesset faction of
the extremist Kach Party, was
released on bail last Thursday. He
had been jailed for 24 hours on
suspicion of organizing riots in the
Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood.
Leading Palestinian Moderate
Dead After Long Illness
Zaki Nusseibeh, a leading Palesti-
nian moderate who maintained
close ties with both Jordan and
top Israeli figures, died in
Jerusalem Saturday after a long
illness. He was 73 years old. A
former Jordanian Defense
Minister, Nusseibeh came from a
prominent Jerusalem family. He
was born and educated in
Jerusalem and studied law at
Cambridge University.
Nusseibeh had served in many
posts in Arab organizations,
beginning in the Arab Office in
London in 1945, and two years
later as secretary of the Arab Na-
tional Committee, set up in 1947
to succeed the Mandatory govern-
ment in Palestine. He helped
organize the Arab defense of
Jerusalem in 1948 and lost a leg in
the fighting.
HE SERVED as the Jordanian
Governor of East Jerusalem from
1961 to 1962, and as Jordan's Am-
bassador to London from 1965 to
After the Six-Day War,
Nusseibeh conducted secret talks
between Israel and Jordan on the
future of the West Bank and
maintained contacts with a wide
range of Israeli leaders, including
Moshe Dayan and Jerusalem
Mayor Teddy Kollek.
Late in the 1970's, Nusseibeh
appeared disillusioned with Jor-
dan, feeling that King Hussein
was indifferent to the West Bank
Palestinians. From being a
staunch supporter of Hussein he
came to sympathize with the PLO
which lost him the Jordanian
monarch's support. Nusseibeh's
last official position was as board
chairman of the Arab East
Jerusalem Electric Co.
Nusseibeh is on record as saying
he felt the biggest Arab failure
was missing the opportunity to
establish a Palestinian state in
1948, proposed in the United Na-
tions partition resolution,
alongside the Jewish State of
Israel Votes Against UN Resolve
Condemning U.S. Libya Raid
The General Assembly condemn-
ed last week the United States for
its aerial raid on Libya last April.
Israel joined the U.S. and other
Western countries in voting
against the anti-American resolu-
tion. The vote was 79-28 with 32
Ambassador Yohanan Bein of
the Israel UN Mission, justified
the American attack on Libya as a
war against international ter-
rorism. "The free world will not
surrender to intimidation and ter-
rorism," Ben told the General
He vowed that Israel will con-
tinue to fight international ter-
rorism and will respond mainly
against the "planners and
organizers" of world terror, such
as Libya.
The Israeli diplomat disclosed
that in February, 1986, about a
dozen terrorist groups from
around the world met in Tripoli,
Libya, for a special "congress on
international terrorism.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is escorted
on a five-hour tour of Jerusalem by the city's
Mayor Teddy Kollek. This was Shamir's first
(JTA/WZN News Photo)
tour as official guest of the municipality since
becoming Prime Minister last month.
Strauss in Mideast
Will Try To Sell Arms To Saudis
BONN (JTA) West Germany is ex-
panding its military cooperation with
Saudi Arabia by appointing a Military At-
tache at its Embassy in Riyadh where no
such post previously existed.
It is also sending a counter-terrorist ex-
pert to the Saudi capital; and the schedul-
ed departure for Riyadh Sunday of Franz-
Josef Strauss, leader of Bavaria's conser-
vative Christian Social Union (CSU) is
widely interpreted here as a new West
German bid to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.
SOURCES HERE said government
policy with respect to arms sales to the
Saudis has not changed since Bonn of-
fered them highly sophisticated weapons
several years ago. Excluded "for the time
being" was the advanced Leopard-2 tank,
which is manufactured in Bavaria.
The Saudi took offense and refused to
buy any arms from West Germany unless
restrictions on certain weapons were
Strauss has strongly supported arms
sales to Saudi Arabia. He is a member of
Franz-Josef Strauss
the boards of several Bavarian-based
companies which have offered weapons
systems to that country. His party is
closely linked with the ruling Christian
Democratic Union (CDU) of Chancellor
Helmut Kohl.
November Memories
The Night of the Shattered Crystal
What do you think about in
Thanksgiving; arrival of winter;
and Kristallnacht, the Night of
Broken Glass...
What Jew who lives in our post-
Holocaust era can fail to be
reminded that this month in-
augurated, more than half a cen-
tury ago, the start of the Nazi ter-
ror? On a cold night in November
in Germany, bands of Nazis
destroyed synagogues and
created the opening which would
eventually allow them to destroy
human beings.
YET FOR JEWS, time is
seamless. The past always has its
reverberations in the present.
Thus, this month which com-
memorates the start of a period of
untold anti-Semitism, also
reminds us that hatred of the Jew
is not a fact of past history. Sadly,
anti-Semitism and bigotry are
found in our contemporary world,
as well.
To be sure, there is less institu-
tional anti-Semitism than there
once was. We don't hear about
medical schools and colleges
which maintain anti-Jewish
quotas. We don't hear about
hotels or clubs which advertise
that "Jews need not apply." But
these encouraging trends do not
mask the reality that anti-
Semitism, long after
Kristallnacht, and a generation
after Auschwitz, is still in our
Nowadays, anti-Semitism has
begun to wear a mask of anti-
Zionism. The terror of the old
anti-Semite, is now seen in the
terror of the new anti-Semite, the
modern terrorist.
THUS, a synagogue in Istanbul
is attacked and burned and its
worshippers murdered; or a street
in Jerusalem or some Jewish
quarter in Europe becomes the
new target. Or what about Lyn-
don LaRouche or the Aryan Na-
tion or a host of other groups,
which though small, nevertheless
spew forth their hatred of Jews,
much in the same manner that the
"small" followers of an Austrian
painter named Adolf Hitler did in
German beer gardens?
But anti-Semitism is not only
found in violence. It's found in the
raised eyebrow, in the snicker, in
the comment which masquerades
as detached intellectual inter-
change. Most recently, we read
how a renowned magazine, The
Nation, published an article in
which the author, Gore Vidal, at-
tacked two prominent Jews, Nor-
man Podhoretz and Midge Decter,
in classically anti-Semitic tones,
accusing them of dual loyalty (and
disloyalty, actually) to the United
States, because of their support
for Israel.
Similarly, a columnist in a pro-
minent conservative journal,
engaged in writing which also was
most negative to Jews. Clearly,
anti-Semitism is not confined to
the right or the left; its cancer can
attack any brand of ideology or
school of thought.
FOR US, what is important to
remember is that all anti-
Semitism begins with words, con-
tinues with action against proper-
ty, and ends in destruction of
human beings. November then
means Kristallnacht, and
Kristallnacht and Holocaust
always mean the same: Be Alert,
and don't forget.
WNSSeven Arts
Burkons Elected
The National Federation of Tem-
ple Brotherhoods-Jewish
Chautauqua Society has elected
Carl Burkons of Cleveland as its
president, succeeding Marshall
Blair of Northridge, Calif.

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Waiting for the Third Shoe To Drop
In a "who's on first, what's on second?"
press conference Tuesday reminiscent of
that old, fabled Abbott and Costello routine,
Admiral John Poindexter, National Security
Adviser to President Reagan, declared that
he has asked "permission to be returned to
his naval duties.
This certainly means the end of his role in
the secret arming of Iran. Does it also spell
finis to his masterminding of President
Reagan's covert war in Nicaragua?
One can, we suppose, urge readers to stay
tuned for the second (and even third?) shoe
to fall in the guise of Secretary of State
Shultz or even Chief of Staff Donald Regan
(or both) to put a merciful end to the Presi-
dent's latest passion.
Peres Mum for Record
Our hunch is that Mr. Reagan's agony will
not be permitted to be stilled until Congress
hears his confession of complicity first, and
this is interesting because of the high
visibility Israel had in Tuesday's conference.
But no higher, of course, than in Israel
There, Prime Minister Shamir last week
and Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres
on Sunday and Monday of this week clung
steadfastly to a "no comment" about
Israel's role in the shipment of arms to Iran.
On Monday, Mr. Peres relented but merely
to submit that he would have something to
say about the role later, but only behind clos-
ed doors and only before a Knesset In-
telligence Committee.
This may well have been before Mr.
Reagan's California group of advisers and
friends put the screws on him to make his
chatasee ("I have sinned") to the appropriate
congressional committees currently seeking
his scalp and to the nation at large. Certain-
ly, the Israelis weren't going to attempt to
clear themselves with their government's
watchdogs at the expense of turning tail
(and tale) on the President of the United
But with Admiral Poindexter's "sudden"
desire to return to his naval duties, which
may suggest the decline and fall of Mr.
Shultz and/or Mr. Regan as well, that grim
Israeli determination for secrecy is also like-
ly to turn into a more confessional mood.
Lots of Explaining
In the case of Israel, it seems to us, the
issue runs deeper than in the U.S. President
Reagan's rationale for involvement may ap-
pear to be more complicated geopolitical
considerations, for example, overlaid by his
genuine concern for the late of the hostages
in Lebanon. But in fact it is not, since Mr.
Reagan's rationale is made complex, not so
much by detail or even goals to be achieved,
but by internal policy contradictions within
his administration itself.
In Israel, the motive seems to be the wide-
spread power structure's longheld belief
that an Iran victory in the war against Iraq
would be less damaging to Israel than an
Iraq victory, at the same time that
numerous Israeli authorities agree that
whoever wins the war, the end can only en-
courage newer Arab adventures against
Israel itself.
If this is more reasonable than Mr.
Reagan's alleged justification, we are not
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quite sure how. Since both governments
wind up with pie-in-the-sky explanations for
the actions that place their rationale on a
similarly untenable basis, one thing is cer-
tain: both will be having a lot of explaining
to do in the near future.
Diversity in Unity
At the 55th General Assembly of the
Council of Jewish Federation in Chicago, a
dominant theme was the affirmation of
diversity in unity and the unity of diverse
views and elements in the process of effec-
tive community building.
This theme is a major one these days, with
meaning not alone for Jews in the United
States, but in Israel as well.
There, increasingly the social and political
fabric of the nation is being torn apart by
growing numbers of confrontations between
ultra-Orthodox elements and Jews from
elsewhere of more moderate religious per-
suasions. Furthermore, these ultra-
Orthodox elements are taking their
violence-prone solutions to other problems
they see as insoluble as well: principally, as
has been evident during the past two weeks,
to relations between Arabs and Jews in
In this sense, Israel's ultra-Orthodox seem
to be prepared to destroy their country
before they will see what Deputy Prime
Minister Shimon Peres last week called
more "civilized" solutions to Israel's
Herzog in Tour
No wonder, then, that diversity and unity
were a dominant theme at the 55th General
Assembly. At the GA, Mr. Peres focused on
the denominational dissention in American
Jewish life, as well as in Israel, by declaring
that he saw it as threatening to tear apart a
people "which is too small to become two or
three people instead of one."
Peres called on the Assembly to "mobilize
good-will" and "to find the necessary
wisdom and patience and talent to have our
arguments in a way that won't split us to
We agree. May he have the courage and
the power to bring the same message to his
own country's ultra-Orthodox, who these
days appear to have lost their reason.
Poor Planning Brought Embarrassments
Friday, November 28,1986
Volume 16
Number 32
President Chaim Herzog's official
tour to Australia, New Zealand
and Southeast Asia, now nearing
its end, has been fraught with em-
barrassments which some
Knesset members are attributing
to poor planning and inadequate
briefings of the President by his
aides and government officials.
But observers here stress it is
premature to say whether or not
Herzog's primary purpose, to
enhance Israel's political image
I and expand its export markets in
a prospering region of the world
was achieved.
MOREOVER, it seems likely
that the noisy anti-Israel
demonstrations that greeted Her-
zog when he arrived in Singapore
last Tuesday (Nov. 18) to begin a
scheduled three-day visit does not
reflect important sentiment in
that booming island nation but
was orchestrated by Singapores
powerful Moslem neighbors,
Malaysia and Indonesia.
Herzog was warmly greeted by
Singapore's veteran Prime
Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who fac-
ed down heavy Moslem and Arab
pressure to cancel the visit. Israel
has a long-standing relationship
with Singapore which includes
civilian and military aid and trade
ties. Lee made a point of extolling
that relationship, though he also
urged Herzog that Israel must
vacate the Arab territories it oc-
cupied in 1967.
Nevertheless, Israelis were
disturbed by reports that Herzog
was politely asked to shorten his
visit to Singapore the last stop
in his tour so as to leave before
Pope John Paul II arrives on his
official visit.
HERZOG'S VISIT to Australia
unfortunately coincided with in-
tense interest there in the affair of
Mordechai Vanunu, the former
technician at the Dimona nuclear
facility who disappeared in Lon-
don Oct. 1 and has turned up in
jail in Israel. He faces charges of
either espionage or treason for
giving a British newspaper infor-
mation about Israel's alleged
nuclear weapons capabilities.
Vanunu lived in Australia for a
time and it was there that he con-
verted to the Christian faith. Rev.
John McKnight, the Anglican
vicar who converted him, went to
Israel last month in an unsuc-
cessful attempt to discover
Vanunu's whereabouts. He charg-
ed that Vanunu was kidnapped
from British soil by Israeli agents
and brought to Israel against his
Israel vociferously denied this
though it hasn't said how or when
Vanunu came to Israel. Herzog's
embarrassment was compounded
because the Jerusalem govern-
ment failed to inform him when it
decided, after weeks of silence, to
acknowledge publicly that
Vanunu was in Israel.
AS A RESULT, Herzog was in-
nocently denying knowledge of his
whereabouts after the Cabinet in
Jerusalem confirmed he was being
held under lawful detention."
J11,?8* Zealand, ne stop
the President found the focus of
media attention not on his visit or
on bilateral relations with Israel
but on the issue of nucS
weapons m light of Vanunu's
revelations. There is a fierce na-
fconal debate going on in New
Zealand about nuclear defense.
r P j1 ^Ain lent credence to
Likud Liberal Pinhas Goldstein"
Jarge in the Knesset that 5>e
Herzog tour was "replete with
glitches and snafus" and "not well
Planned." Goldstein, who 3
the events m Singapore "the la*
straw, introduced a motion for
Knesset debate on Herzog's trip
indisputable successes for the
Israeli chief of state, such as his
tour of toe South Pacific island na-
tions. The King of Tonga and
other local leaders displayed ge-
nuine warmth toward Herzog and
Israel and expressed interest in
improving relations with the
Jewish State.
In large measure, their attitude
stems from the favorable impres-
sions made by the small number of
Israeli experts, mainly
agronomists, who have served in
the region. The local population is
interested in more aid and know-
how from the Israelis.
One expected high point of the
tour, a visit to the Philippines,
was cancelled at the last minute
because of the troubled political
climate in that nation. Herzog,
after a telephone conversation
with Premier Yitzhak Shamir,
decided to avoid Manila.
When informed by the Israeli
Ambassador of the cancellation,
Philippines President Corazon
Aquino reportedly "shed a tear,"
as if Herzog's decision somehow
symbolized her own precarious
BUT THERE were suggestions
in the Israeli media that her disap-
pointment may have been tinged
with relief because she, too, has
been under pressure from the
Moslem states not to welcome the
Israeli President The Philippines
itself has a large and powerful
Moslem minority which has been
in on-and-off rebellion against the
Manila regime.
On the other hand, Herzog was
warmly received in Hong Kong
where he made a hastily arranged
visit as guest of the local Jewish
community to fill the time before
his scheduled arrival in Singapore,
Israel recently re-opened its Con-
sulate in the British Crown colony
which had been dosed for several
years for budgetary reasons.
Israel hopes his visit will result
in important commercial relations
with Hong Kong which is also a
political conduit to the People's
Republic of China.

Friday, November 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Brdward-Hollywood Page 7
Did Nazi Alliance Use Children of the Holocaust Survivors Host
Reception For Cast of the Golden Land
NEW YORK The Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has called for a
federal investigation to
determine whether the new-
Nazi National Alliance has
used a tax-exempt church as
a vehicle for acquiring land
to build a racist compound.
The League urged the Internal
Revenue Service to revoke the
tax-exempt status of the
Cosmotheist Community Church
if an investigation confirms it was
used for that purpose. The Church
is the purchaser of record for the
land in question, 346 acres in
Pocahontas County, West
IN A LETTER to IRS Commis-
sioner Lawrence Gibbs, ADL said
it has a tape recording of a speech
by William L. Pierce, longtime
leader of National Alliance, in
which he indicated that the ac-
quisition of the property in 1984
at a cost of $95,000 was an activi-
ty of the National Alliance.
The letter, signed by Justin J.
Finger, director of ADL's Civil
Rights Division, noted that
Pierce, a longtime activist in ex-
tremist organizations, has been
publicly identified as a trustee of
the Church and that the'Church's
secretary is Don Trainor, a
recruiter for National Alliance.
Pierce, 51, was one of the prin-
cipal leaders of the American Nazi
Party later renamed the Na-
tional Socialist White People's
Party. He has headed National
Alliance, based in Arlington, Va.,
for more than a decade, during
which time it has been active in
disseminating anti-Semitic pro-
paganda and extremist materials
through the informal neo-Nazi
network in the United States. The
IRS denied National Alliance's
tax-exempt status in 1978 and
again in 1983.
PIERCE, editor of National
Alliance's bi-monthly magazine,
"National Vanguard," wrote
under the pseudonym Andrew
MacDonald, "The Turner
Diaries," a fantasy novel that
depicts the "overthrow" of the
American government by white
supremacists who loll Jews and
non-whites, destroy Israel and
establish an "Aryan" nation and
"The Turner Diaries," accor-
ding to an ADL background
report on Pierce, served as a
blueprint for The Order, a violent
underground terrorist group
founded by former members of
National Alliance and the anti-
Semitic, racist Aryan Nations
group. The Order was responsible
for a string of criminal and ter-
rorist activities in 1983-1985.
In his letter to Commissioner
Gibbs, Finger said, "If in fact the
Cosmotheist Church permitted
Six Jewish Writers
itself to be used as a conduit for
the National Alliance, then we
submit that the Church is no
longer entitled to enjoy the advan-
tages of 501(cX3) tax-exempt
status and its exemption should be
DM ITS 1983 decision upholding
the 1978 denial of tax exemption
for the National Alliance, the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the District
of Columbia Circuit ruled that the
National Alliance "repetitively
appeals for action, including
violence, to put to disadvantage or
to injure persons who are
members of named racial,
religious or ethnic groups."
The court added that the Na-
tional Alliance material "cannot
reasonably be considered intellec-
tual exposition," and "is far out-
side the range Congress could
have intended to subsidize in the
public interest by granting tax
ADL has also requested West
Virginia's Attorney General
Charlie Brown to launch an in-
vestigation to determine if the
Cosmotheist Church has violated
state law.
On Monday, Dec. 8, at 8
"Thep.m., The Children of the
Holocaust Survivors of the
Southeastern Florida Holocaust
Memorial Center will host a recep-
tion at the Fontaine Room of the
Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami
Beach for the company of "The
Golden Land." Members of the
cast will preview a segment of the
show for the guests at 9 p.m.
"The Golden Land" will open at
Sunrise Musical Theatre in Fort
Lauderdale on Dec. 10 for a
special limited engagement. Win-
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created by Zalmen Mlotek and
Moishe Rosenfeld. It is a selection
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labor movement, the First World
War, the Yiddish Theater, the
Great Depression and the arrival
in 9merica of the next wave of
Jewish survivors after the
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Rosenfeld, both children of
Holocaust survivors themselves,
will be present at the reception.
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, November 28, 1986
Ex-Intelligence Chiefs See
Advantages, Problems in Iran Arms
Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler (second from
left), president of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, announces a nation-
wide drive by Jewish organizations to
alleviate problems of economic hardship, fami-
ly breakdown anA anti-Semitism associated
with the nation's deepening farm crisis. Other
participants in the news conference were (left
to right) Cy Carpenter, president of the Na-
tional Farmers Union; David Senter, ex-
ecutive director of the American Agricultural
Movement; aid David Goldstein, executive
director of the Jewish Community Relations
Bureau of Kansas City, Mo. Also par-
ticipating in the news conference was Ger-
trude White (not shown), national president of
Women's American ORT, which is taking
part in the nationwide campaign.
Italian Congress
Focuses on Religion in Schools
Quadrennial Congress of
the Union of Italian Jewish
Communities (UIJC) is
focusing on what is perhaps
the most disturbing issue
for Italian Jewry since the
last Congress four years ago
the teaching of the
Catholic religion in the
Italian school system.
Classes on Catholicism at all
grade levels were introduced as a
result of the 1985 accord between
the Education Ministry and the
Catholic Episcopal Conference.
While they are voluntary, there is
no feasible alternative for the
very small minority of Jewish and
other children who do not want to
THE PBOBLEM is high on the
agenda of the three-day con-
ference attended by delegates
from the Jewish communities of
Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence,
Naples, Venice and many smaller
cities all over Italy. Youngsters
from the Italian Jewish Youth
Federation handed out pamphlets
at the entrance to the Palazzo
Barberini, where the conference is
taking place, calling for repeal of
the 1985 accords.
The UIJC has compiled
numerous case histories testifying
to the ill-effects of the new law on
non-Catholic children, particularly
in nursery and kindergarten. It is
especially alienating for Jewish
children who cannot, at their age,
understand why they must be
separated from their friends while
Catholic ideology is taught, the
Community Art Alliance
Presents Chicago
Community Art Alliance is
sponsoring workshops and lec-
tures by two well known artists in
conjunction with their sixth an-
nual art competition and exhibi-
tion "Expressions!" opening
Dec. 4, at the Art and Culture
Center of Hollywood.
The renowned Judy Chicago will
lecture on her latest works Fri-
day, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Art and Culture Center of
Hollywood, 1301 South Ocean
Drive. The fee is $7.50 for
members of the Community Art
Alliance or the Art and Culture
Center of Hollywood and $10 for
non members. Chicago is well
known for her famous "The Birth
Project" and "The Dinner Party"
and is a recipient of numerous
, awards and accolades. She has ex-
hibited in many outstanding
galleries and museums around the
world including Miami's
Metropolitan Museum of Art, San
Francisco Museum of Modern
Art, the Brooklyn Muslim, and
Boston Center for the A--.*.
Cynthia Bringle, one of
America's most celebrated pot-
ters, will demonstrate wheel-
throwing, trimming and
decorating techniques at an all
day workshop to be held Satur-
day, Dec. 13, beginning at 9 a.m.,
at the Miami Dade Community
College, North Campus. Bringle
has been filling classes at Penland
School in North Carolina for two
decades. Her workshop, spon-
sored in part by Miami Clay Com-
pany, will include a slide lecture
and discussion of studio operation
and concerns of a single person
studio. The workshop is $30 for
members of Community Art
Alliance and $35 for non-
Teachers of Kindergarten'
through 12th grade in the Dade
and Broward County School
Systems will be given credits
toward their contiattend. Parking
will be available in the doctors' lot
facing the front of the Medical
The American Physicians
Fellowship for Medicine in Israel
is an allied organization to the
American Medical Association
and the South Florida Chapter is a
component of the Greater Miami
Jewish Federation.
UIJC points out.
Vittorio Ottolenghi, one of the
four Jewish representatives on
the eight-member "Mixed Com-
mission" (government and UIJC)
which is charged with revising
and updating the 1930 treaty bet-
ween the UIJC and the Italian
state, told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that there is hope the pre-'
sent law may be suspended im-
mediately and revised within 2-3
years, at least as it applies to
nursery and kindergarten.
ITALIAN JEWS have been
joined in protest by the Walden-
sian Protestants. Concerned
Moslem parents in Italy also
reportedly intend to make
themselves heard through the
channels of Arab Embassies in
The Congress is the gathering
where every four years Italian
Jews elect their official represen-
tatives, plan their future and try
to gain perspective on their past
The opening ceremonies were
honored by the presence of Presi-
dent Francesco Cossiga, the first
Italian chief of state ever to at-
tend such an event. It was ad-
dressed by Foreign Minister
Giulio Andreotti who spoke for
the human rights of Soviet Jews,
and by the 1986 Nobel Laureate in
Medicine, Dr. Rita Levi-
Montalcini, who traced the in-
tellectual and moral contributions
of Italian Jewry through the cen-
turies, symbolized by the history
of her own family.
AT THE LAST Congress, in
1982, the UIJC was in a
budgetary crisis which threatened
such communal services as the
Jewish schools in Rome where
nearly half of the country's 40,000
Jews live. The community was
then also divided over Israel's in-
vasion of Lebanon.
But a better atmosphere
prevailed at Mobday's opening.
The financial situation has im-
proved and Israel is once again
the focus of Italian Jewish unity.
A matter up for discussion is a
revision of the statutes of the self-
governing UIJC which, since the
last Congress, has been
transformed from a public institu-
tion with obligatory registration
and Jewish community taxation
for all Jews, into a private, volun-
tary association.
Two former chiefs of
Israel's military intelligence
see advantages for Israel in
the supply of arms to Iran
but differ over whether
Israel would benefit if Iran
won its six-year-old war
with Iraq.
Res. Gen. Aharon Yariv, direc-
tor of the Yaffee Institute for
Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv
University, believes Israel's in-
terests would be served if the war
continues, or at least ends in a
stalemate because there can be no
Eastern front against Israel as
long as the war continues.
But Res. Maj. Gen. Yehoshua
Saguy, a member of Yaffee In-
stitute staff, said President
Reagan was right to supply arms
to Iran, even though he failed in
trying to explain it to the
American people. Yariv and
Saguy participated in a seminar
on the Gulf war last week.
ACCORDING TO Saguy, Israel
has an interest in an Iranian vic-
tory in the Persian Gulf war
because there is at least a chance
it would then remain in the
Western orbit. Yariv, however,
said a victory for the regime of the
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
would be "a disaster" for Israel.
Yariv said a good case could be
made for Israel to supply enough
arms to Iran to prevent an Iraqi
victory, but not enough to ensure
a victory for Iran. He admitted he
did not know what had happened
with respect to arms for Iran.
Reagan got into deep trouble
with his supporters and adver-
saries alike last week when he
conceded that the White House
had been secretly sending arms to
Iran in hope of gaining ground
with "moderate" elements who
might succeed Khomeini.
HE ALSO admitted, after deny-
ing it in a nationally televised
press conference last Wednesday
night, that a "third country" had
been involved in the clandestine
operation. Reagan did not name
the country but White House
aides had said earlier in the week
that it was Israel.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir refus-
ed to confirm or deny this. He said
last Thursday that it "has never
been, and is still not, Israel's
policy to disclose anything about
arms sales to other countries." He
also said he had no sympathy for
either side in the Gulf war.
Reagan insisted the supply of
arms to Iran was not a quid pro
quo for the release of American
hostages held by pro-Iranian
groups in Lebanon, but admitted
that White House emissaries has
mentioned the hostages to their
Iranian contacts.
YARIV NOTED, "Whether the
President did or did not say
something, the point is hostages
were freed. And from our point of
view, if the U.S. approaches us for
help and if and I don't say it
happened this way someone, an
Israeli or a Jew, has an idea how
to get them freed, all this I can
understand. I can also see the
other element ... casting your
bread upon the waters."
He explained that even if Iran
does not win the Gulf war, and
whether or not it continues to
have differences with its
neighbors, "we have an interest,
in the long term, in relations with
Yariv said he understood "that
we sell arms to Iran when she is in
a difficult situation, and since we
have no interest in an Iraqi vic-
tory. What I do not understand
and I hope this did not happen
would be the sale of arms to Iran
in quantity and kind which could
result in victory for the Khomeini
regime, because this could be a
disaster for us. We are not talking
about monetary gain but about
helping a great friend and prepar-
ing the ground for relations (with
Iran) without, giving Khomeini
HE SAID Israel had lessons to
learn from the Gulf war, par-
ticularly Iraq's use of chemical
weapons, which have not been us-
ed since World War I, except by
the late Egyptian President,
Gamal Abdel Nasser in his
military adventure in Yemen in
the 1%0's.
The peril, Yariv pointed out, is
that other Arab countries also
have chemical weapons and this
must serve as a warning to Israel.
FJeligious directory
Congregatiea Uri YKaehak Lubavitch, MM E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallan-
dale; 468-1877. Rabbi Rafael Tennenhaus. Daily eervices 7:66 a.m., 6:80 p.m.; Friday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday morning. 9 a.m., Saturday evening, 7:80 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 6:80 p.m. Religious achool: Grades 1-8. Nursery school Monday
through Friday.
Yeaag Israel of Hollywood 8291 Stirling Road; 966-7877, Rabbi Edward Davit.
Daily services, 7:80 a.m., sundown; Sabbath services, one hour before sundown; Sab-
bath morning, 9 o'clock; Sunday, 8 a.m.
Hallsedala Jewish Cewter 416 NE 8th Are.; 464-9100. Rabbi Carl Klein. Daily
services, 8:80 a.m., 6:80 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:46 ajn.
Tessple Bath Shaloat 1400 N. 46th Ave Hollywood; 981-6111. Rabbi Morton
Makveky. Daily services, 7:46 a.m., sundown; Sabbath evening. 8:16 p.m.; Sabbath
morning, 9 o'clock. Religious school: Kindergarten-8.
Taaaate Beth Abas 9780 Stirling Road. Hollywood; 431-6100. Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek. Services daily 8 Mk| Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning 8:46 a.m. Religious
School: Nursery, Bar Mitsvah, Judaic* High School.
Tseanta Israel af Miraaaar 6920 SW 36th St; 9611700. Rabbi Raphael Adler.
Dairy services, 8:80 a.m ; Sabbath, 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:45 a.m Religious
School: pre-kindergarterr8.
Taaaala Sinai 1201 Johnson St, Hollywood: 920-1677. Rabbi Richard J. Margous,
8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 9 a.m. Religious achool: Pre-kindergarten-Judaica High
Teasels Beth El 1861 S. 14th Ave Hollywood; 920-8226. Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe.
Sabbath evening 8 p.m. Sabbath morning 11 a.m. Religious achool: Grades K-10.
Teasels Beth Easel 10801 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines: 481-8688. Rabbi
Bennett Greenepon. Sabbath services, 8:16 p.m. First Friday of the month we meet
at 7-JO p.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten-10.
Teasels SeM 6100 Sheridan St. Hollywood: 98O206. Rabbi Robert P. Fraain.
Sabbath services, 8:16 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 10:80 a.m. Retigiouc school: Pre-
school-12. ^
Raaaat Shalesa 11801 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation: 472-8600. Rabbi Elliot
Skidell. Sabbath services, 8:16 p.m. Religious achool: Pre-kindergarteo-8.

Friday, November 28, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywopd Page 3
London Paper
Says Libya Has Given Syria Deadly Nerve Gas Weapons
LONDON (JTA) The Sunday Telegraph reported
Sunday that Libya has given Syria deadly nerve gas
weapons, traceable to the Soviet Union, which could be us-
ed with devastating effect on Israel's main cities.
The report, by the newspaper's defense correspondent,
cited Western intelligence sources for the information. Ac-
cording to the writer, the Syrians can use the nerve gas
warheads on their Soviet-made SCUD missiles.
THE CHEMICAL WARHEADS could kill everyone
within a 25-mile radius and render a city uninhabitable for
about 24 hours after the attack, the Telegraph report said.
The SCUD is a vehicle-launched surface-to-surface missile
with a range of more than 160 miles.
High Court Declines
Lets Ruling Stand on Lighted Cross On Fire Department Roof
Until now, SCUDs in the arsenals of Libya, Syria and
Iran were thought to be armed with conventional warheads
in contrast to the Soviet weapons which are nuclear-armed.
According to the Telegraph, possession of a long-rangt
chemical warfare capability will give Syria "a huge advan-
tage" over Israel in any future conflict.
FIRED FROM the Golan Heights, a SCUD armed with
a chemical warhead could devastate the population of any
Israeli city... There will be immense pressure on Israel for
a preemptive strike," the Telegraph said.
Israel is said to be "fully aware" of the Syrian weapon
and has carried out military exercises in nuclear-chemical-
biological protective clothing.
The Supreme Court has
declined to review a federal
appellate court decision bar-
ring the city of St. Charles,
111., from displaying a large,
lighted Christian cross on
the roof of its fire depart-
ment as part of an annual
Christmas display.
The Supreme Court last week
also ruled that the Ansonia,
Conn., school system need not ac-
cept a teacher's proposed alter-
native to unpaid leave for
religious purposes as long as it
makes a reasonable proposal of its
own to accommodate his religious
needs. The suit, brought by Ronal
Philbrook, a member of the
Worldwise Church of God, was
sent back to lower federal courts
for further proceedings.
IN THE St. Charles case, the
court let stand the decision by
Federal Appellate Judge Richard
Posner that a prominent display
by the city of such an "un-
mistakeable symbol of Christiani-
ty" violated the First Amendment
ban against the establishment of
religion because it "dramatically
conveys a message of governmen-
tal support for Christianity."
Posner drew a distinction bet-
ween the cross and the less con-
spicuous nativity scene in
Shofar Starts
group of about 20 Jews sought to
provide a specific Jewish presence
in the demonstration at the
United States Department of
Energy last week urging an end to
nuclear testing.
David Shneyer, of the
Fabrangen Fiddlers, a local
Jewish band, sounded the shofar
as a signal for some of the
demonstrators to block the doors
of the government building. Ar-
thur Waskow, of the Shalom
Center, a Jewish peace group
founded three years ago, was one
of 137 demonstrators arrested in
the peaceful protest. All charges
were later dropped.
The U.S. government's rejec-
tion of the Soviet Union's offer of
a stop to nuclear testing was call-
ed by Waskow "a perverse rejec-
tion of all that the Jewish people
and all peoples have come to
value, the values of freedom as
well as life. If our government
were in fact pursuing the values of
peace and life, we would already
have agreed to end all nuclear
Pawtucket, R.I., that the
Supreme Court upheld in a 1984
case. In that decision, the court
noted that the holiday display in-
cluded a Christmas tree and other
more secular symbols of
The case in Ansonia turned on
the Court's interpretation of Title
VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
which specifically requires an
employer to "reasonably accom-
modate" an employee's "religious
observance or practice without
undue hardship on the conduct of
the employer's business."
he was docked for some of the six
days a year he took off for
religious observance. He had pro-
posed that he be allowed to sup-
plement the three days of
religious leave to which he was en-
titled in his union contract with
three additional days under the
contract provision for "necessary
personal business." But the con-
tract barred use of "personal
business" leave for religious
Chief Justice William Rehn-
quist, joined by six other Justices,
held that there is "no basis in
either the statute (of the Civil
Rights Act) or its legislative
history for requiring an employer
to choose any particular
reasonable-accommodation" or to
accept any of the employee's
alternative .proposals even if they
do not involve "undue hardship."
Justice Thurgood Marshall
dissented in part, arguing that the
employer should be required to ac-
cept any reasonable proposal of
the employee that does not cause
the employer "undue hardship."
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Volume 16 Number 32
Hollywood, Florida Friday, November 28, 1986
Price 35 Cents
Hope Seen for Calm After Violence
Too Late
To Try
Former Supreme Court
Justice Haim Cohen's
remark that if he were At-
torney General he would
recommend that suspected
Nazi war criminal John
Demjanjuk should not be
brought to trial raised a
storm of protest in Israel
last Wedesday (Nov. 19),
especially from concentra-
tion camp survivors and
children of Nazi victims.
Cohen, who is retired from the
bench and a former Attorney
General, also said on a television
interview that if he were still a
practicing lawyer, he would be
prepared to assist in Demjanjuk's
COHEN SAID that while he
upholds in principle the right and
duty to bring Nazi war criminals
to trial for their acts, he believes
that after more than 40 years it is
difficult to provide accurate eye-
itness identification of a suspect.
Demjanjuk's defense is ex-
ected to hinge on mistaken iden-
aty. The 66-year-old Ukrainian-
)orn former, resident of
veland, Ohio, insists he is not
notorious Treblinka death
np guard known by the inmates
"Ivan the Terrible" because of
> unmitigated brutality.
Cohen said that when he was a
lecutor more than 30 years
Continued on Page 11

Medics try unsuccessfully to revive yeshiva
student Eliahu Amedi, who tuns stabbed in
Jerusalem's Old City while on his way to the
Bratslav Yeshiva on Nov. 15. Amedi was at-
Rabbi Kahane
(JTA/WZN News Photo)
tacked from behind by three Arabs and stabbed
numerous times above the waist. The murder
has since caused an outburst of violence bet-
ween Jews and Arabs in the area.
Beats Arabs in Kansas City Audience
Controversial Knesset
member Rabbi Meir Kahane
was arrested last week in
Overland Park, Kans., a
suburb of Kansas City, on a
charge of disorderly conduct
following a brief clash with
Palestinian protestors dur-
ing his speech.
He was released on his own
recognizance and was scheduled
to be arraigned in Overland Park
Municipal Court on Thursday. He
could send a lawyer in his place,
according to a spokesman for the
Continued oa Page 10-
Michael Sela snd Kirk Douglas
Speakers At Weizmann Dinner
| John Demjanjuk
Prof. Michael Sela, Deputy
Chairman and Past President of
the Weizmann Institute of
Science, and Kirk Douglas, the
distinguished film actor, will be
the guest speakers at the In-
stitute's annual Dinner Dance on
Thursday evening, Dec. 11 at the
Omni International Hotel in
More than 600 guests will at-
tend the Dinner Dance honoring
Jay and Renee Weiss. Mr. Weiss
18 Senior Vice President of
Southern Wine and Spirits. Mel
Dick, Cye Mandel and David L.
Paul are Chairmen of the Dinner
Dance, sponsored by the Florida
Region of the American Commit-
tee for the Weizmann Institute of
Prof. Michael Sela has been a
member of the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science family for more
than 35 years. He served ni the
Institute's president for ten vears
(1976-85) and is currently Deputy
Chairman of the Institute's Board
of Governors. He holds the W.
Garfield Weston Chair of Im-
munology at the Institute.
An internationally-known
authority on immunology, Prof.
Sela has had many awards and
honors bestowed upon him by
leading scientific institutions on
four continents. He has been
awarded France's prestigious
Prix de 1'Institute de la Vie for his
work on synthetic vaccines.
Throughout his research career.
Continued on Page 11
Sources at the Jerusalem
municipality expressed hope
Monday that calm will be
restored to the city after
nine days of anti-Arab
violence that followed the
fatal stabbing of a yeshiva
student in the Old City's
Moslem quarter Nov. 15.
Their optimism may have been
inspired by the funeral of Palesti-
nian leader Anwar Nusseibeh
which took place in the Old City
Monday without disturbances. He
was buried on the Temple Mount.
The funeral procession followed
almost the same route as the
memorial march by Jews for the
slain yeshiva student, Eliahu Am-
di, Nusseibeh, a leading Palesti-
nian moderate, died last Saturday
at the age of 73.
HEAVY POLICE cordons kept
Jewish extremists away, even
when Arab youths joined the
funeral procession chanting pro-
PLO slogans. Sunday's memorial
march for Amdi was fraught with
violence, and police said later it
was a mistake to have issued a
The marchers Sunday shouted
"death to the Arabs" as they mov-
ed through the narrow streets of
the Old City to Khaladiye Street
near the Shuvu Banim yeshiva
where Amdi was slain. Windows
and doors of Arab-owned shops
were kicked in, and Arab-owned
cars were smashed. Two Arab
passers-by were beaten and re-
quired first aid treatment after
they were rescued by police.
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