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Volume 19 Number 7
Hollywood. Florida Friday, April 7, 1989
Price. 35 Cents
AN ARAB SUMMIT MEETING. A trio of Arab leaders, from the left Palestine Liberation
Organization Chairman Yattir Arafat, Egyptian President Hotmi Mubarak anil King
Hussein of Jordan, joins hands in Ismail ya, Egypt, where they met for talks almnl Middle
East peace efforts. King Hussein said later that his country. Iraq ami North Yemen inmld
boycott any future Arab summits unless Egypt regains its Arab League Summit seal.
(APIWide World Photo)
Mitterand to Meet Arafat
Promise of Peace Proposals
Jewish FUrridiatt Staff Writer
Promise of proposals for
Middle East peace have been
forthcoming from the new
administrations in the United
States and Israel, with the
expectation of a key direction
coming from the upcoming
U.S. visit of Israeli Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Shamir.
A major study commissioned
by the American Jewish Con-
gress and prepared by the Jaf-
fee Center for Strategic Stud-
ies based at Tel Aviv Univer-
sity reviewed six of the most
prominent options for peace
presently on the agenda.
AJCongress associate execu-
tive director Phil Baum was in
Miami last week and spoke
with The Jewish Floridian
about the so-called "Options
"Peace is a good idea
no matter with whom
you make it."
Of the six options for Middle
East peace, ranging from the
status quo to annexing terri-
tories in the West Bank and
Gaza, Baum said none of the
options was feasible; each
posed a dilemma.
"I think it's a matter that
should be looked at judiciously
and intensively, said Baum, an
attorney who has authored
many articles and books on the
Middle East. "Now, (the
study) is before the Jewish
community and before deci-
sion-makers and opinion-
molders around the world."
BUT the basic document
demonstrates "the complexity
and extreme difficulty of arriv-
ing at any satisfactory" solu-
tion, Baum noted. "Quick
fixes, that everybody has in
mind, won't work."
Greater patience is required
on the part of the United
States, Baum said, adding
that, "American Jews are not
a very patient people."
The lack of a solution as
demonstrated in the Jaffee
report is the reason there is
"agony" in the Middle East,
Baum said. But he concedes,
"I represent an organization
that doesn't have an easy solu-
In an independent report,
the Jaffee Center proposed a
solution that in part requires
the Palestinians to prove
themselves to Israel, which in
turn would offer a proposal for
The U.S. State Department
has "leaked a suggestion" that
it feels certain things should be
done in confidence building,
Baum said, agreeing that most
likely "nothing will happen
until there is some certainty on
the part of the Israelis that
what is being done by the
Palestinians is deep-seated
and real."
Then again, there is what
might be considered the dou-
ble-edged sword as Baum
acknowledged: "There is a
concern that the fight with
Palestinians is intercommunal.
and that the other is inter-
state, (so that) when you make
peace with the Palestinians
you still don't make peace with
Jordan, Iraq ..."
But Baum said he doesn't
see peace as that double-edged
sword. "Peace is a good idea
no matter with whom you
make it," he said.
"(Israel) did make peae-
with Egypt and they ma;
make peace with the Palestini
ans and they could make peac
with Jordan. But that won'
solve their problem hecaus-
they're still confronted with .
hostile and aggressive Syriai
government and by the hatrei
of a good part of the Moslen
world, including Iran. Iraq am
Libya. So, their problems an
"American Jews are
not a very patient
ON the other hand, there is;
popular perception that PL(
Chairman Yasir Arafat am
the PLO have done whatevei
is required to give adequate
assurance to the American
and Israelis that now it's beei
transformed into a force tha
really wants peace. Baum said
"But if you look careful I \
and seriously at what was sail
and done in Algiers and Stock
holm, and subsequently wha'
was said by a whole host
PLO spokesmen, it's prelts
clear that there are some ambi
guities which have yet to In
"The ambiguities are theii
willingness to accept Israel -d>
a permanent sovereign Jewisl
state in the Middle East. And.
their readiness to flesh out
their proclamation with deeds
and their ability to win acqui
escence to what they are sup
posedly doing from among
their constituent organiza-
tions. Some ef the more promi
nent leaders of the factions of
the PLO have construed what
Continued on Page 2
PARIS (JTA) President
Francois Mitterrand has
decided to meet in France with
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion leader Yasir Arafat,
according to an official
announcement made by the
Elysee Palace.
Palace chief spokesman
Hubert Vedrine said the presi-
dent has not yet fixed a date,
but that the meeting "will take
place in France" and not in
Tunisia or Egypt, as previ-
ously reported.
Diplomatic sources said the
meeting will "most probably"
take place in Paris or its imme-
diate vicinity a few days after
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir's April 6 meeting with
President Bush in Washing-
ton. The sources said that
before meeting with Arafat,
Mitterand will want to hear
from Bush on whether Shamir
has made new suggestions to
break the stalemate in the Mid-
dle East peace process.
The French Embassy in
Washington reportedly has
been instructed to report all
available details of any Shamir
peace plan at the earliest possi-
ble date.
The announcement comes as
a blow to Israeli diplomacy
following recent trips to
France by Shamir and Israeli
Foreign Minister Moshe
Arens. Both Shamir and Arens
pleaded against a meeting
with Arafat, saying this would
be counterproductive to the
peace process.
Mitterrand reportedly
decided to make his decision
known before Shamir's visit to
America, in order to clearly
indicate that, in his eyes, Ara-
fat and the PLO are the most
suitable negotiators in any
peace process. That appears to
be the growing sentiment in
the 12-nation European Com-
munity, which Mitterrand will
preside over, beginning July 1.
We Cannot Afford
Disunity _,
recent mobilization of Jewish
leaders for expressing solidar-
ity with Israel was met with
ambivalence in some Jewish
Clearly, there are some seri-
ous differences in geopolitical
views both within Israel and in
the Diaspora for how to cope
constructively with the peace
process. But increasingly, I
believe with others that re-
building the Jewish family into
a caring community is an over-
riding issue.
In recent weeks, I have been
reading several biographies of
Theodor Herzl (in preparation
for a book I am writing on
"The Vatican, the Jews and
Israel.") Herzl is a heroic leg-
end today among all Jews, and
for obvious historic reasons.
But it is heartbreaking to
read accounts of how Jewish
disunity, hostility, egocentric
politics impeded the rise of the
Jewish state and virtually
destroyed Herat's health.
Everybody had "good" rea-
sons: the assimilationists
feared that a Jewish state
would create dual loyalties;
they wanted only colonies in
Palestine. The cultural Zion-
ists wanted to concentrate on
Palestine as a "spiritual cen-
ter" and not on its political
The triumph was that Herzl
succeeded finally with his dip-
lomatic genius, despite much
opposition from Jewish leader-
ship. To the imperiled masses
of Jews in Eastern Europe,
Herzl was "the king of the
When will Jews learn that
we are the last people on earth
who can afford such internal
hostility and alienation from
one another; that only our
worst enemies profit from
Jewish disunity? Somewhere
in Jewish life today the cen-
tral affirmation must become
again "love of Jews for one
another" and learning to dis-
agree in non-destructive ways.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 7, 1989
friends of 74-year-old Dr. Kurt Moshe Schallinger watch as
he is laid to rest in a Tel Aviv cemetery. Dr. Schallinger
died of knife wounds received on a Tel Aviv street, the victim
of a Palestinian Gaza man who also injured two other
Israeli Jews. (AP/Wide World Photo)
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"On Wings of Freedom," a
Passover Haggadah conceived
and developed for the celebra-
tion of community seders, has
been published by the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundations and
The Haggadah includes
extensive transliteration, as
well as poetic translations and
interpretations of virtually the
complete traditional Passover
This new Haggadah also fea-
tures alternative readings,
enabling the leader to conduct
a shorter or a "third night"
seder; non-sexist language in
all English passages and the
inclusion of the matriarchs in
Hebrew and Aramaic pas-
sages; the addition of contem-
porary songs, protest and
peace ballads; and treatments
of such current issues as the
Holocaust, Soviet Jewry, Ethi-
opian Jewry, the homeless,
Israel-Diaspora concerns and
Jewish morality, activism and
Continued from Page 1
happened in Algiers and
Stockholm in a radically differ-
ent fashion from the interpret-
ation given by Arafat. Even
Arafat has given contradictory
versions of what he purported
to be doing in Algiers and
LOOKING at the study's
text, Baum concluded, "you
see there are some reasons to
remain concerned about what
in fact has been done."
Baum does agree with the
.laffee Center's conclusion that
there would have to be a "very
long transition period ... 10 to
15 years during which confi-
dence building measures are
But that is problematic,
Baum explained: "No Palestin-
ian is willing to wait ten
The Camp David Accords
ontemplated waiting a maxi-
mum of five years and the
Arabs were unwilling to accept
that, Baum said. And the Mid-
dle East peace proposal made
by former Secretary of State
George Shultz called for an
even shorter transition period.
On a more optimistic note,
Baum said the AJCongress is
testing the waters of other
Jewish organizations to see if
there is support for a one year
waiver which is allowed by
law of the Jackson-Vanik
amendment which linked the
"most favored nation" trade
status between the Soviet
Union and the U.S. to the
Soviet emigration policies.
AJCongress has been trying
to persuade other organiza-
tions such as the National Con-
ference on Soviet Jews and the
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council
(NJCRAC) to support the
waiver of the amendment.
"It's a radical change from
the prior position of the Jewish
community," Baum conceded,
terming the changes in Soviet
emigration policy "substantial
and real." ,
THE waiver of the trade
restrictions could be ,
announced at any time by
President George Bush and
there would be a mandatory
review after one year. The
latter measures which would
serve as leverage in case the
Soviet again shifted its pol-
"It's value is primarily sym-
bolic," Baum said. "It would
give the Soviet Union the same
trade relationship as many
nations have."
Baum said he wants the
effort to remove the trade
restriction to be a particularly
Jewish initiative.
"The Jackson-Vanik amend-
ment is conceived as having a
carrot and a stick. We've used
the stick but never held out a
carrot. The carrot will be
removing the restrictions."

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Conference Endorses
Israeli Efforts
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Prime Minister's Confer-
ence on Jewish Solidarity With Israel closed here with the
adoption of a broad final statement backing the unity
government "in its efforts to achieve peace and security
with its neighbors."
The 144-word document, titled "The Jerusalem Declara-
tion on Jewish Solidarity With Israel," was read by
Mordechai Gur of Labor, a Cabinet minister without
portfolio, at closing ceremonies at the Western Wall.
The declaration had been approved earlier in the day by a
voice vote, after it was read to the morning plenary session
by Shoshana Cardin, chairwoman of the National Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry.
There was little surprise in the document, as most of the
words in the text were articulated by speakers during the
course of the two-and-a-half-day conference.
"I think it is written well enough to satisfy all those who
came here, who have divergent points of view," said
Ernest Michel, executive director of the UJA-Federation of
New York. "I think it speaks for what we came here for.
And I must say it is something that I can come back to the
States and live with, and agree with, and talk about."
Michel said the statement of support for the government
does not give it a carte blanche.
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The proceeds will help buv medicine and medical
supplies for Sally and other residents of the Miami
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Bar Mitzvah
On Saturday, April 15, Seth
Merrill Berger, son of Ferne
and William Berger, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Seth is a 7th grade student
at Boca Raton Middle School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his sister,
Aimee and grandparents; Saul
Cohen of Miami and Pauline
Berger of Hollywood.
Mr. and Mrs. Berger will
host a kiddush in Seth s honor
following Shabbat Morning
On Saturday, April 15, Todd
Devon Smolar, son of Sharon
and Dr. Edward Smolar, will
be called to the Torah of Tem-
ple Beth El of Boca Raton as a
Bar Mitzvah.
Todd is a 7th grade student
at Boca Raton Academy and
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha are his brother,
Gregory; and grandparents,
Frances and Alexander Wech-
sler of Lauderhill and Diane
Smolar of Plantation.
Dr. and Mrs. Smolar will
host a kiddush in Todd's honor
following Mincha Service.
Rabbi Samuel Silver of Tem-
ple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic
Ave. Delray Beach will hold his
"Great Jewish Personalities"
program in April, the date is
April 13, instead of April 20.
Singles of Temple Emeth
will meet Mon., April 10
Regular meeting noon
Rabbi Bernard Pressler of
Sunrise Jewish Center will
speak on "Why Bad Things
Happen to Good People."
Refreshments. Ann Brown-
ing, Program chairman.
Bingo every Thursday night
at Temple Anshei Shalom of
Delray Beach at 7099 West
Atlantic Avenue.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Many
large jackpots. Free cash door
prizes, refreshments, 12 game
For further information:
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the sermon on the
theme "Reforging the Tab-
lets" at the Sabbath Morning
Service on Saturday April 22,
at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Orach) led by Rabbi
Sacks begins at 7:30 a.m. pre-
ceding the Daily Minyon Ser-
vices and at 5: 3
junction with the Daily Twi-
light Minyon Services.
A D'var Torah in Yiddish is
presented by Rabbi Sacks in
conjunction with the Seu'dat
Shli'sheet celebrated each Sab-
bath between the Twilight Ser-
For further information:
As part of Temple Beth El's
Shabbat evening service on
April 7, at 8 p.m. we celebrate
Reform Jewish Music Month.
The Sisterhood is sponsoring
a Y.E.S. Fund and World
Union Card and Game Dessert
Party on April 6, 1 p.m. Bring
your friends and have an
entertaining afternoon. Dona-
tion $5.
Reservations: Esther Stoler
496-4559 or Marge Kremer
IDF Running at Deficit
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Israel Defense Force has accumu-
lated a deficit of 580 million shekels (nearly $330 million) as a
result of expenses related to controlling the Palestinian uprising
in the administered territories, according to the Israeli daily
newspaper Ha'aretz.
Quoting senior military sources, the paper reports that a
considerable percentage of the funds earmarked for developing
alternatives to the costly Lavi fighter plane are being used to
cover day-to-day expenses.
The IDF will discuss the budgetary problems in a long-range
plan to be presented to Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin in early
April, the paper said.
Contrary to the IDF's expectations, the Finance Ministry has
not reimbursed the IDF for expenditures related to the uprising.
Some 80 million shekels ($45 million) appropriated for the IDF
this year will not be transferred until next year.
RABBI Prestigious Traditional Conserva-
tive Adult Congregation in South Palm
Beach County, Fla., is seeking a Rabbi to
serve a 2200-individual-member congrega-
tion. Full program of activities. Immediate
opening. Please send resume to: Chairman
Rabbinic Search Committee, Temple Emeth,
5780 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach,
Fla. 33484. No phone calls please.________
Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Purim at Cong. B'nai Israel School
Members of the Faculty of The School for Living Judaism at
Purum Celebration, left to right: Sandy Goldstein Director of
Education, Karen Coles, Margot Henschel, Lori Garlin, Mary
Beskin, Norma Ascher, Myrna Gimberg.
Marilyn Racow
applying clown make-up
to "Mordecai"
Knights of
Three non-profit fraternal
chapters of the Knights of
Pytnias donated a total of
$1,300 to the Association of
Retarded Citizens of Palm
Beach County.
Two term 11th District
Association president, Abe
Masanoff, presented a $1,000
check to Joyce Lair, executive
director of ARC of Palm Beach
County. Jack Rosenberg, of
DOKK Temple No. 66, of West
Palm Beach, gave Joyce a $250
check and Joe Schnapp, of
Boca Raton Lodge No. 214,
followed with a $50 donation.
The $1,000, a first ever don-
ation by the 11th District
Association, was the result of a
recent successful one-day
Red Magen
For Israel
The Coconut Creek Chapter
of American Red Magen David
for Israel will hold its coming
meeting at the Ted Thomas
Activity Center, located at
1055 N.W. 45th Avenue,
Coconut Creek on Monday,
April 17, at 1 p.m. The guest
speaker will be Sol
Farber, and the topic will be
"Myths and Truths in Israel."
Mr. Farber is a graduate of
the Herzliah Hebrew teachers
Academy, and a volunteer
Hebrew teacher at several
schools. He was a president of
his synagogue in Bayside, New
In addition, an election will
be held for the vacant post of
vice-president. Refreshments
will be served.
If a ride is needed, call Joe at
975-9073; Dan at 973-0110;
Harry at 975-9493; or Mannie
at 974-2327.
SHHH, Self Help For Hard
Of Hearing People, Delray
Chapter, at its 9 a.m., Friday,
April 14th membership meet-
ting, will have as guest
speaker, Joan Gindlesperger,
Executive Director of DSC of
Palm Beach County. In accord-
program, she will provide
demonstrations and informa-
tion for the hearing impaired.
A mini breakfast will be
served prior to the meeting at
the American Savings Bank,
adjacent to the West Delray,
Kings Point Shopping Center,
West Atlantic Avenue and
Carter Road.
The pubilc is invited to the
April 14th meeting.
Lakeside Chapter, meets at
Patch Reef Park, Yamoto Rd.
on the fourth Monday of the
month. The afternoon starts
with refreshments of bagels,
cream cheese, coffee and tea
and a social hour, followed by a
short business meeting. This is
followed by a different pro-
gram each month.
All are welcome.
Oriole Chapter, will hold
their next meeting at: Temple
Anshei Shalom, 7099 West
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
on April 13, 1989. All are
Workmen's Circle, Branch
1051, Delray Beach, meets the
second Wednesday of every
month, from October May,
at 1 p.m. in Temple Sinai, 2475
West Atlantic Avenue, Delray
Beach. Next meeting Wednes-
day, April 12. For information,
please call 499-3433 or 499-
Nathanya South Chapter
will hold its regular monthly
meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tues-
day, April 11, 1989 at Patch
Reef Park Community Center,
2000 Yamato Road, Boca
Raton, just west of Military
Mrs. Eleanor Goldman, the
chapter's Education/Israeli
Affairs Chair, will give the
program, a report on and dis-
cussion of Chaim Grade's
book, "My Mother's Sabbath
Day." Refreshments (mini-
breakfast) will be served.
Members, husbands and
friends are invited and wel-
For further information, call
Harriet 499-7181.
The Boca Raton Chapter
will hold their installation of
officers at Deer Creek Country
Club Monday, April 10 at
noon. The cost is $11, reserva-
The Ruth Chapter is spon-
soring a card party and lunch-
eon on Thursday, April 13 at
Patch Reef Park. Also planned
is a trip to key West. Cost of
$145 and includes deluxe
motor coach transportation,
hotel, breakfast and two din-
ners, plus a sunset cruise,
sightseeing tour of the lower
keys and Key West, admission
to Hemingway House and Mel
Fisher Museum. For reserva-
tions call Sophie 499-8191 or
Ann 499-6634.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 7, 1989
n r, .-, Reconstructionist Movement Accepts
Camp David
Plus Ten
First Gay-Lesbian Congregation
Almost to the day ten years
after the historic agreement
reached at Camp David be-
tween Egypt and Israel, Fore-
ign Minister Moshe Arens
arrived in the U.S. still
engaged in the pursuit of
peace in the Middle East which
seems to be getting more elu-
sive despite the feverish
attempt by some private enter-
prise Jews and the meddling of
foreign governments who pre-
tend that it is just around the
corner the corner which
Israel must turn in order to
find it.
It was timely therefore for
Arens, during his brief but
highly publicized visit to the
United States to make clear to
President Bush and Secretary
of State Baker, as well as to
the UN Secretary General,
where Israel stood on the issue
of the West Bank and Gaza
and in its relations with the
rioting Palestinians. He reiter-
ated once more his firm oppo-
sition to any dealings with the
Although the meetings wen
what is diplomatically called
"friendly," it may be assumed
that neither the UN Secretary
General whose spokesman
described the 25-minute con-
fab as a "normal discussion"
but not a "cool" one nor
Bush and Baker were too
happy with what they heard.
In all his meetings, Arens
explained the present policy of
the coalition government: to
try and reach an understand-
ing for a settlement with the
Palestinians, but to insist on
no dealings with the PLO. An
international conference
would be counter-productive;
only direct negotiations
between the parties involved,
including the Palestinians who
must end their intifada before
any talks can begin and lead to
an agreement on the territor-
ies. The problems connected
with UNIFIL UN Interim
Force In Lebanon were
raised by the UN chief, includ-
ing alleged interference with
the operation of the Norwe-
gian contingent by Israeli sol-
Moshe Arens stood his
ground in his "confrontations"
with the president and his
secretary of state. Having
ordered the U.S. talks with the
PLO to continue, Baker failed
to state his main purpose for
the resumption of the talks
with the world's leading ter-
rorist organization. However,
later when a Senate Appropri-
ations Committee asked him to
clarify his views, he stated:
"You are not going to have
peace without direct negotia-
tions. If that can be accom-
plished through a dialogue
between the Israelis and the
Palestinians in the occupied
territories, that should be, of
course, a preferred approach.
But we ought not to rule out
categorically, absolutely and
unequivocably consideration of
going beyond that if its neces-
sary to move toward peace in
the Middle East" meaning
that the Israel government
will have to talk to the PLO.
Baker's statement, no doubt
pleased the pro-Arab clique in
the State Department.
Bet Haverim, a 75-member
gay-lesbian congregation, has
become the first Reconstruc-
tionist congregation in Atlan-
ta, and the first gay-lesbian
congregation in the Recon-
structionist movement.
Founded four years ago, Bet
Haverim had its membership
application approved at the
January board meeting of the
Reconstructionist Federation.
Rabbi Mordecai Liebling,
executive director of the Fed-
eration of Reconstructionist
Congregations and Havurot,
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that the Atlanta con-
gregation was one of 64 Re-
constructionist congregations
in North America.
Liebling said that after the
Bet Haverim application was
received, he met with a num-
ber of members in Atlanta to
explore the possible relation-
ship, as he does for all applying
While Bet Haverim applied
only to the Reconstructionist
movement for membership, it
invited a Reform representa-
tive to address the congrega-
The reason for inviting spo-
kesmen for both groups was
based on conflictingfmotives,
Bet Haverim officials said.
Gary Piccola, an Atlanta
psychologist who is immediate
past president and a founder
of Bet Haverim, said that in
regard to affiliation, "we like
to do our own thing." He
added that affiliation would
"have to be with a group that
encourages autonomy."
Sherry Emory, Bet Haverim
president, invited Rabbi Frank
Sundheim, regional director of
the Union of American He-
brew Congregations, to ad-
dress the congregation. The
UAHC is the national repre-
sentative agency of North
American Reform congrega-
Sundheim said that UAHC
was a "pioneer in pushing for
acceptance of gays and lesbi-
ans in the Jewish community."
He said that "we probably
have a dozen gay and lesbian
congregations already" in the
Sundheim and Leibling met
separately with the congrega-
tion. Liebling told a group of
Bet Haverim members at a
member's home last July that
the Reconstructionist move-
ment "welcomes gays and les-
Liebling told the Bet
haverim members that only
the Reconstructionist Rabbini-
cal College accepts and trains
gays and lesbians for the rab-
Sundheim was quoted as
saying that the question of
ordaining gays and lesbians for.
the Reform rabbinate remain-
ed under discussion within the
Central Conference of Ameri-
can Rabbis, the Reform rab-
binical group.
The other reason for consid-
ering affiliation, Piccola said,
was a need to organize the
congregation before it became
too large to manage effec-
He said "it would probably
have been helpful years ago if
we had somebody to tell us
how to set up a budget. We're
discovering these things on
our own. It would have been
easier if we had help."
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Specter's Shuttle Diplomacy
As a member of the Foreign
Operations Subcommittee of
the Appropriations Commit-
tee, I spent 15 days in meet-
ings with President Assad of
Syria, President Mubarak of
Egypt, King Hussein of Jor-
dan, and high government offi-
cials in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
I also met with Israeli leaders,
including Prime Minister Sha-
mir and former Prime Minis-
ters Peres and Rabin.
In Israel, the economic situa-
tion is worsening, as are the
difficulties associated with the
uprising known as the inti-
fada. The new foreign minister
and former ambassador to the
U.S., Moshe Arens, told me
that Israelis feel a very great
sense of isolation these days.
While I think that U.S. diplo-
matic assistance may be cru-
cial to turning this situation
around, I have grave doubts
about our recent decision to
open a dialogue with the PLO,
and I have written to Secret-
ary of State James Baker urg-
ing him to move with extreme
caution. Central to my doubts
is my distrust of Yasir Arafat,
whose history of involvement
in terrorist activities includes
the murder of the American
ambassador to the Sudan and
the hijacking of the Achille
Lauro, resulting in Leon
Klinghoffer's murder.
Can we believe that Arafat
has abandoned such tactics?
Recently, when Bethlehem
Mayor Freij offered to help
negotiate a cessation of vio-
lence, Arafat issued a state-
ment warning that any such
negotiators might be mur-
On a brighter note, I think
that there is an emerging will-
ingness among the Arab na-
tions to negotiate with Israel.
The climate in this respect has
changed dramatically in five
years. Although Egypt has not
fully cooperated with Israel to
normalize commercial and cul-
tural relations, my conversa-
tion with President Mubarak
would suggest that this re-
flects less upon Egypt's atti-
tude toward Israel than upon
Egypt's eagerness to get back
in the good graces of the other
Arab nations. But Egypt will, I
believe, continue to press for
My visit to Iraq was not
without surprises. I had a ser-
ies of meetings scheduled
there, including one with Saa-
doun Hammadi, who currently
is speaker of the parliament
and minister of state for fore-
ign affairs. Hammadi voiced
some very strong anti-Israel
sentiments. But rather sur-
prisingly, among younger
Iraqi officials, I noted a keen
interest in seeing the peace
process move forward and in
considering UN Resolutions
242 and 338, recognizing
Israel's right to exist.
In Syria in 1984, I found
great hostility towards Israel.
When I met with President As-
sad last year, he was cordial
although we found little to
agree on over a broad range
of issues. This year, I met
again with President Assad for
over four hours. President
Assad said that he believes
Israel wishes to control the
Mideast from the Nile to the
Euphrates. I assured him this
was not true.
Later, meeting with Prime
Minister Shamir, I repeated
that conversation. Shamir, of
course, confirmed my denial
and I have communicated this
to President Assad by letter. I
would like to see Prime Minis-
ter Shamir and President
Assad discuss their differ-
ences. Shamir told me that he
was willing to meet, but I think
that we are a fair distance
from this.
It is difficult to analyze
Saudi Arabia's role and inten-
tions in the Middle East. My
meetings there suggest that
the Saudi attitude is becoming
less recalcitrant than it once
was. Although Saudi Arabia
continues to provide substan-
tial financial aid to many Arab
countries hostile to Israel and
to the PLO, they now concede
Israel's right to exist, and
insist that they are trying to
act as a moderating influence
upon the PLO.
Traveling across the Allenby
Bridge from Israel to Jordan, I
met with King Hussein, who
spoke optimistically about
moving ahead with the peace
process. He is working very
hard to bring Egypt back in-
to the Arab League, and of
course he has had, and still has
his own difficulties with the
Other issues figuring promi-
nently in my meetings includ-
ed the use of chemical weapons
in the Iran-Iraq war, arms
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Mideast Certainty:
Deadlock and Disagreement
If there was ever a
time for American Jews to
stand up in support of Israel, it
is now. Here in Washington,
we are beginning to see a
dangerous drift in policy set in .
motion by the opening of U.S.
talks with the PLO, and accel-
erated to some extent by wish-
ful thinking. No matter how it
is obfuscated or explained
away, U.S. policy now appears
to be aimed at getting the
Israeli Government to negoti-
ate with the PLO as if this
were an end in itself. In doing
so, the new Administration
may be making a very basic
This was recently pointed
out by no less than Henry
Kissinger, who has been
around the Middle East track
more than a few times. Kissin-
ger who, when in positions of
power was sometimes at odds
with pro-Israel activists,
seems to have gained a clearer
perspective on the Middle East
as his distance from the actual
action has increased. Kissin-
ger's two propositions for a
"serious diplomatic effort" are
"conditions for a final set-
tlement simply do not now
exist; Israel cannot be asked
simultaneously to give up ter-
ritories and to establish a PLO
There is not enough
land to trade and
insufficient assurance
there will be peace.
If Kissinger is right what
can the outcome of U.S. pres-
sure for a Shamir-Arafat dia-
logue be other than the cer-
tainty of deadlock and dis-
agreement? For Israel to com-
mence negotiations without a
pretty good idea of where they
will end up. and without U.S.
support along the way, poses
unacceptable risks.
When Sadai traveled to Jer-
usalem, he had strong reason
The depth ofemnity,
intolerance and
hatred toward Israel
that is still so
prevalent in much of
the Arab world and
which is amply
demonstrated by
violence against
Israelis and Jews will
simply not disappear
upon the signing of a
paper agreement.
to believe that in the end he
would get back every inch of
the Sinai and he was right.
But there was also enough in
the Peace Treaty arrange-
ments for Israel that a deal
could be struck. This kind of
trade-off of land for "peace" is
impossible in the Israeli-
Palestinian context. There is \
not enough land to trade and
insufficient assurance there
will be peace. As Israeli
spokesmen often point out,
they are living in the Middle
East, not the Middle West. The
depth of emnity, intolerance
and hatred toward Israel that
is still so prevalent in much of
the Arab world and which is
amply demonstrated by vio-
lence against Israelis and Jews
will simply not disappear upon
the signing of a paper agree-
ment. The fragility of such an
agreement is underscored by
the fact that the Palestinian
leader who would sign it can-
not control significant ele-
ments of the PLO and that he
himself may be assassinated at
any time.
The much publicized,
and widely misinterpreted Jaf-
fee Center recommendation in
which Israel "does not negate
the possibility of the eventual
emergence of a Palestinian
state," specifically calls for
"an extended transition stage
(10-15 years)" of confidence
building. While this period is
longer than Camp David's five
year transition period, it is not
longer than the frequent Arab
declarations that they are will-
ing to wait one hundred years
for the ultimate destruction of
What is definitely not
needed at this time are prema-
ture U.S. Middle East policies
emanating from an Adminis-
tration which has yet to digest
the realities of the Middle
East, and which has so many
other issues on its foreign pol-
icy plate. The Israeli-Palestin-
ian conflict after all is not one
involving potential super
power confrontation, so the
powder keg argument is weak-
ened. We are also in a period
when the Arab oil weapon has
been blunted by the continuing
oil glut and depressed prices.
A go-slow approach is the only
one which could have positive
If President Bush and
Secretary of State Baker de-
part from what until now
seemed to be this kind of meas-
ured approach and yield to the
temptation of going for a
quick-fix it will turn out to
be neither quick nor fixed.
By concentrating on
finding a solution to the Pales-
tinian dimension as opposed to
addressing the broader Arab-
Israel conflict, and the even
broader regional problems
Israel's value as an ally can be
too conveniently overlooked.
Appreciation of Israel's strate-
gic role in protecting U.S.
interests in the Middle East
can be discarded only to our
potential peril. While one can
hope less expansionist Soviet
foreign policies may emerge
down the road, the chronic
instability and radicalism
which characterizes the region
remain. With Spain forcing us
to move bases elsewhere, and
with the anti-U.S. Papandreou
government still in power in
Greece, NATO's southern
flank still needs the backstop-
ping of Israel's proven capabil-
These geopolitical realities
must be seen as a backdrop to
the Arab rioting on the West
Bank and to PLO demands.
This is especially so since those
who are instigating the vio-
lence and seeking to weaken
Israel don't exactly represent
the values or ideals of Western
A medieval philosopher
wrote "the height of folly fy
not to be able to distinguish
between friends and foes."
This sage advice should be
heeded as U.S. Middle East
diplomacy unfolds in the
months ahead.
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Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 7
Serving God And Country
by howard rosenberg
Jewish men and women
serving overseas in the armed
services won't be missing out
on Passover this year even
if they're stationed as far away
as Greece or Okinawa in the
Some 3,000 "solo seder kits"
are being airlifted for those
who want to serve God and
country simultaneously.
The kits, which will be used
by those who cannot attend
formal seders, contain a box of
matzah, two cans of gefilte
fish, two cans of matzah ball
mix, eight ounces of mixed
nuts, literature on how to
observe the holiday, as well as
an Haggadah.
Jewish soldiers who wish to
observe the holiday can also be
assured of receiving enough
kosher-for-Passover food to
last the entire eight-day
Most Jews in the military
will be able to attend seders
with their families on Pass-
over, although for those in
basic training, "the comman-
der finds it very difficult to
give the men free time," said
Rabbi David Lapp, director of
the JWB Chaplains Council.
Twenty-nine Jewish chap-
lains will be conducting seders
this year, Lapp said, in addi-
tion to those offered by local
Jewish communities or run by
lay military personnel.
The largest of the 29 seders
will be at the Norfolk, Va.
naval station, Fort Belvoir,
Va., and Lackland Air Force
Base in Texas. Those bases
have the largest number of
Jewish military personnel and
family members living nearby,
Lapp said.
Jews in the military are
traditionally exempt from
work on the first two and the
last two days of Passover..
They also can be excused
on Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur. Leave on Sukkot and
Shavuot is at the discretion of
the local commander.
Year-round dining facilities
can be stocked with kosher
food, which soldiers can obtain
from the kitchen, without hav-
ing to wait in the serving line,
Lapp said.
JWB recruits and endorses
Jewish chaplains for the mili-
tary and supplies military per-
sonnel with religious items,
including Torahs.
since October 1917, six months
after the United States
entered World War I. The
agreement, approved by what
was then called the Depart-
ment of War, has the govern-
ment paying the chaplains and
according them military rank.
No one knows for sure how
many of the 2.5 million men
and women in the U.S. mili-
tary are Jewish, since privacy
regulations preclude a count
from being taken. JWB esti-
mates that 25,000 American
Jews service their country,
mainly on U.S. soil.
The military has 49 full-time
Jewish military chaplains:
20 in the Army, 18 in the Navy
and 11 in the Air Force.
Twelve are Orthodox, 15 are
Conservative and 22 are
In addition, 12 rabbis are
employed by veteran hospitals,
and 200 are contracted part-
time throughout the armed
Two of the Conservative
rabbis are really Reconstruc-
tionists, Lapp said. "There
was some agreement that they
would come in through the
Rabbinical Assembly and that
they would be counted as part
of die R.A. contingent."
That's because they "feel
closer to the Conservative
movement," he said. The
assembly is the professional
group of Conservative rabbis.
There is an overall peace-
time ceiling for military
chaplains of roughly 3,400,
with each religious group
apportioned slots equal to its
percentage of the civilian
Jews could have as many
as 102 military chaplains, but
Lapp said "there would be an
overabundance" if there were
more than 60. "God forbid if
we have a war, that's some-
thing else," he added.
JWB is looking to place five
more chaplains for the Army,
and four each in the Navy and
Air Force. "That would give
us a little more flexibility
concerning bases to cover, '
Lapp said.
Other activities chaplains
provide year-round include
religious services, counseling,
adult education classes for
military personnel and their
spouses, as well as Hebrew
schooling for children.
Most Jewish personnel not
living in "hardship areas"
have their spouses and child-
ren living nearby. Although
South Korea is one of the
hardship areas with few fami-
lies, there is a Jewish chaplain
there, Maj. Kenneth Zisook, an
Orthodox rabbi whose wife
and three children live in
Silver Spring, Md.
Zisook ran High Holy Day
services in Seoul during the
Olympic Games last year for
about 350 people, said Lapp,
an army chaplain from 1957 to
Other countries that have
many Jewish military chap-
lains are France and South
Africa, Lapp said. By contrast,
Britain and Canada have only
one each.
"Jewish members of the
armed forces are generally
served extremely well by the
chaplaincy," said Marvin Pert-
zik, a JWB vice president who
has chaired its Armed Services
and Veterans Committee since
Where there are no Jewish
chaplains, Jewish lay leaders
sometimes run activities, Lapp
said. In addition, all Jewish
community centers near mili-
tary posts have agreed
through JWB to invite person-
nel to their activities, he said.
In turn, the JCCs are kept
informed of special events at
the bases.
The major branches of
Judaism ignored their differ-
ences in 1984 when they ap-
proved a prayer book appropri-
ate for all Jews in the military.
"When it comes to the mili-
tary, we work in a setting of
klal Yisrael you serve every
Jew no matter what his affilia-
tion," Lapp said.
Since 1984, there has been a
standard Jewish service, with
no variations allowed, Lapp
said. "We want everyone to
feel that he is part of that
service," he said.
The earlier prayer book,
written in 1943 and revised in
1956, contained two services,
Reform, and Conservative-
Orthodox. "We used to call it a
Reconservadox service," he
Catholics and Protestants
also have a standard service,
although Protestant denomin-
ations are allowed to offer
special services.
Jewish services are mixed
with English, Hebrew and
explanations, Lapp said. The
Hebrew comes from the Philip
Birnbaum siddur, used by
many Orthodox congregations,
with the English coming from
the Reform movement's
"Gates of Prayer."
The Pentagon printed
30,000 copies of the prayer-
book in 1984 and may print an-
other 30,000 this year, Lapp
said. By contrast, local
commanders use their own
budgets to meet the needs of
Jewish personnel on Passover.
There are thousands of
chapels for U.S. forces. For
Jewish services held at the
chapels, the Pentagon pro-
vides an ark and menorah,
along with facilities used by all
About 110 Torahs have been
distributed by JWB around the
country where there are full-
time and part-time Jewish
chaplains. "Right now many of
them are in need of repair,"
said Pertzik, pointing out that
some were used in World War
II and Korea.
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No Progress
In PLO Talks
The State Department had no
immediate comment on the
four-hour meeting the U.S.
ambassador to Tunisia had
with Palestine Liberation
Organization representatives.
The meeting in the ancient
Tunisian city of Carthage was
the second formal session
since the United States agreed
to open a dialogue with the
PLO last December and the
first since the Bush adminis-
tration came into office.
There was no indication in
reports from Tunisia that the
Bush administration had made
any headway in its stated goal
for the dialogue, the advance-
ment of the peace process.
"The immediate objective is*
to create a political environ-
ment in which productive
negotiations between Palestin-
ians and Israelis can be sus-
tained," U.S. Ambassador
Robert Pelletreau Jr. was
quoted as saying after the
Secretary of State James
Baker told the House Foreign
Affairs subcommittee on inter-
national operations that one
way the PLO could held bring
this environment about
"would be not to stand in the
way of Palestinians in the
occupied territories engaging
in a dialogue with Israel."
But Yasir Abed Rabbo, a
member of the Palestine
National Council executive
committee who headed the
three-member PLO delegation
at the talks, said the only way
to reach a settlement of the
issues is through an inter-
national conference.
Rabbo, who is an official of
the Marxist Democratic Front
for the Liberation of Palestine,
said the PLO would be willing
to talk to Israel directly on
arrangements for a confer-
ence, but stressed that this
would not be negotiations.
Israel rejects any participa-
tion by the PLO in the peace
process and has criticized the
U.S. dialogue with the organi-
Israeli Premier Yitzhak Sha-
mir is expected to propose,
when he meets President Bush
on April 6, some sort of self-
rule for the Palestinians. The
residents of the West Bank
and Gaza Strip would be able
to elect their own leaders.
But Rabbo said that holding
election while in the territories
are under Israeli "occupation"
are "out of the question."
POLICE INTERVENTION. An Israeli border police
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group at the Western WaU, a practice frowned upon by
Orthodox tradition. (APIWide World Photo)
Violence Demonstrates
Need for Pluralism
Peres to Propose
Palestinian Entity?
Premier Shimon Peres denied
a newspaper report that he
intends to present a peace plan
calling for the establishment of
a demilitarized Palestinian
state in the administered terri-
Pressed during a television
interview, however, Peres
hinted that he may have plans
that refer to a "Palestinian
entity," pointing out there was
little difference between such
a body and the autonomy ideas
agreed to by both Likud and
Attache Beit-Or
To Address
Drora Beit-Or, attache for
women's affairs of the Israeli
Embassy in Washington, D.C.,
will be guest speaker at the
South Florida Council
of Na'amat USA's annual
donor luncheon Sunday, April
9, noon, at the Fontainebleu
Hilton Hotel.
Beit-Or, top-ranking official
of the State of Israel assigned
to the U.S. embassy, has
served in her present position
since December. An attorney,
she also trained at the Adler
Institute for Human Relation-
ships in Israel.
From 1985-87, Beit-Or was
legal advisor to the Lavon
Institute for Labor Research
and headed its Golda Meir
Memorial Department. Prior
to that, she directed the Tel
Aviv University Research Pro-
ject on Peace, organizing
activities for joint research on
Egypt and other Arab nations.
She has served for several
years as legal advisor on
women's affairs issues
to Na'amat in Israel and is an
active member of the Kol
Koreh Association, a volun-
tary organization dealing with
the defense of human rights in
Luncheon chairman is Har-
riet Green, president of the
South Florida Council and
national vice president
of Na'amat USA.,
He also indicated a new will-
ingness to consider negotia-
tions with members of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
"Who does the PLO repre-
sent?" Peres asked. "The
majority of the Palestinians
live in Jordan. The PLO cer-
tainly doesn't talk for them.
And if it claims to talk for the
Palestinians on the West Bank
and Gaza, why should we not
talk to them directly?"
The Labor Party leader said
he would discuss his ideas pri-
vately with Yitzhak Shamir
before the prime minister tra-
vels to Washington in early
April. But he said he would not
discuss them openly or even
present them to the Cabinet
until Shamir returns home.
"I want Shamir to go to
Washington under the best
possible circumstances,"
Peres said. "If he can per-
suade the Americans to accept
the plan, well and good. If he
can persuade the Palestinians
to accept it, well and good."
Shamir refused to comment
on the rumored Peres plan,
Continued on Page 10
attack by ultra-Orthodox men
on a women's prayer group at
the Western Wall in Jerusalem
has angered some American
Jewish groups and convinced
them of the need to promote
religious pluralism in Israel.
The incident occurred when
ultra-Orthodox men tried to
prevent some 60 women from
holding a prayer service at the
Western Wall, Judaism's holi-
est site. Police lobbed tear gas
to disperse the protesters, who
had begun to hurl metal chairs
at the women, injuring one of
Although accounts of the
incident vary, the women were
said to have eschewed the car-
rying of a Torah or the don-
ning of prayer shawls, at the
request of Rabbi Meir Yehuda
Getz, the Religious Affairs
Ministry official in charge of
the Wall. The ultra-Orthodox
consider both acts to be defile-
ment when performed by
Among those groups pro-
testing the violence were the
American Jewish Committee,
American Jewish Congress,
Americans for Progressive
Israel and the Orthodox Rab-
binical Council of America.
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Big Bang Theory
Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 9
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
" ... In these matters
take no notice of the
words of any man, for it
is the foundation of our
faith that God created the
universe from nothing,
that time did not exist
before, because it depends
on the motion of the
sphere and that too was
"The Guide to the Perplexed"
ARNO Penzias knows that
quote by Maimonides (The
Rambam) as well as he knows
the source of radio waves from
outer space. Penzias is a Jew-
ish Nobel Prize-winning scien-
tist who has climbed the pres-
tigious ladder to become vice
president for research at
AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Penzias discussed his first
book, "Ideas and Information:
Managing in a High Tech
World (Norton) with The Jew-
ish Floridian, and also shared
some of his religious beliefs.
As a scientist examining the
cosmological picture, Penzias
and another colleague at Bell
discovered radiation from
outer space, a source which
was identified as leftover heat
from the explosive origin of
the universe, the so-called
"Big Bang."
"Did you expect 5,000
years," Penzias says in answer
to biblical scholar views that
the earth was created just over
five milleniums ago.
Penzias talks more in terms
of 18 billion years.
"IF you look at the universe,
and almost everyone agrees,
the big issue is that whenever
you look in space you find all
the galaxies were next to each
other 18 billion years ago, and
in that instant they were given
enough energy to fly apart,
and that's called the 'Big
"That theory was called the
Big Bang as a perjorative
name, because for scientists
who did not want to believe in
a created universe the notion
that it was created in one
instant was abhorrent. So the
universe created out of noth-
ing fits Maimonides very well.
(Maimonides) says matter,
time, space were created out
of nothing."
But Penzias' religious beliefs
aside, the scientist is focusing
on the here and now, and
certainly the future. He sees
beyond telephone communica-
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on screen and be able to trans-
mit messages through the
phone. That is only a few years
Penzias was born in Munich
56 years ago and his family
fled in 1939 at the outset of the
Holocaust. He has been at Bell
Labs for 28 years, working on
the cutting edge of some of the
world's most sophisticated
"Don't worship
machines. Worship
what the human being
can do."
"When I look at the future, I
simply don't see intelligent
machinery," Penzias says, de-
scribing one of the themes of
his book. "I don't see it today
and I don't see it in the future.
I see enormous opportunities
for help from computers but I
don't confuse that with intelli-
HIS book traces technology
from the Babylonian period, to
the future, with an eye on how
the job market will adapt.
"I see jobs that are now
secretarial and clerical being
upgraded, just as the person
who used to dig ditches (now)
operates a backhoe. I see com-
puters doing for our minds
what electric motors did for
reaching power of our mus-
cles. Computers extend reach-
ing powers of our minds. I see
computers very much like
automobiles. They're wonder-
ful to help you with your
speed, but they're no good at
helping you with directions."
The whole idea of the book,
Penzias says, in author-friend-
ly terms, is "Don't worship
LUX. 3 Bed/2 bath house,
deck, skylights. All new
beaut, turn. Presidential
Estates, Swan Lake, sea-
sonal. Option to buy.
machines. Worship what the
human being can do."
He looks to the bright side of
technology and his own com-
pany and notes that people
probably have more copper
pennies in their pockets
because of the development of
fiber optic equipment that
allows phone calls to be
beamed throughout the world
on a thread of glass the diame-
ter of a human hair.
These developments have
further ecological value. "In
the U.S. right now every year,
there are one trillion pieces of
paper in filing cabinets, which
no one will ever take out again.
For every newborn baby, five
empty file cabinets are pro-
"AT&T is aiming at trying
to produce more efficient
movement and management of
information. Look at retired
people. Every year we have
more and more retired people
and fewer workers and work-
ers have to produce more. You
will have to make work more
efficient, and more productive,
so there will be a bigger pie."
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, April 7, 1989
JNF Honors Dantzkers
Honorable Ben and Ruth
Dantzker will receive the Com-
munity Leadership Awar(
from the Jewish Nationa
Fund of Broward and Palm
Beach counties at a luncheon
in their honor, on Sunday,
April 9, 10:30 a.m. at the
Inverrary A Club Resort.
Members of the community
are invited to participate in a
"Scroll of Honor" which will
be presented to the Dantzkers
at the luncheon. Levels of par-
ticipation are as follows:
Parkland, $25,000 (5,000
trees); Woodland, $10,000
(2,000 trees); Grove, $5,000
(1,000 trees); Orchard, $1,500
(300 trees); and Garden, $500
(100 trees).
Chairman for the luncheon is
Libo Fineberg, Esq. Honorary
Chairpersons are Samuel and
Helene Soref. The Host Com-
The five-star Ramada
Renaissance Hotel in Jeru-i
salem, Israel's largest hotel
complex, is in the final
stages of a major expansion
project, the Grand Ballroom
Center. When completed in
late autumn of this year, the
Center will accommodate
up to 1,000 people in a
single room in five-star ban-
quet comfort, creating the
largest such facility in the
Middle East.
Recently, the Renaissance!
Hotel's 250-room addition,
the Royal, opened. The com-
plex now consists of 650
rooms, including luxurious
suites. The temporary con-
nection between the two
towers is soon to be replac-
ed by a lobby expansion.
The spacious lobbies feature
a variety of restaurants and
dining rooms, shopping
facilities and a beauty par-
lor. The hotel also boasts an
outdoor swimming pool and
tennis courts, and an indoor
health club featuring a
heated pool, fully equipped
Nautilus room, gym, sauna,
steam room and jaccuzi.
Area Deaths (
Lenore Toni, a resident of Sunrise, was
the mother of Kim Cheli and the sister of
Martin and Burt Lippman. Services were
held March 22.
Anna, a resident of Sunrise, died at the
age of 93. Services were in New York,
with arrangements handled by Levitt-
Melvin, past president of Ner Talmud
Congregation, died March 24, at the age
of 89. A resident of Fort Lauderdale, he
was also a past president of the Men's
Club of Ner Talmud and a member of the
Covenant Club. Twin Orchards Country
Club, Zionist Organization and the Inter-
State Commerce Groups. He is survived
by his wife, Lillian; daughters, Shirlee
(Harry) Abraham and Barbara (Paul)
Smithson; sister, Florence Hattis; grand-
children, Jacquelyn Stone, Jeffrey Har-
ris, Gary Smithson. Shelley Heavenrich,
A nan Singh Khalsa and David Smithson;
and great-grandchildren of Bradley,
Andrew, Jason, Peggy, Daniel, Karen
and Hargobkind Khalsa. Graveside ser-
vices were in Chicago, Illinois; local
arrangements were by Levitt-Weinstein.
Mack, of Coral Springs, died at the age of
81. Services were held in New York, with
arrangements handled by Levitt-Wein-
mittee is comprised of many
leaders and political figures in
the community.
Ben, who served as Presi-
dent of the JNF of Broward
and Palm beach Counties from
1985-1987, and Ruth have
shown great support and dedi-
cation to the State of Israel
throughout their lives. Funds
raised at the luncheon in their
honor will be used to create a
forest of 20,000 trees in Israel
to help replant and the devas-
tated areas destroyed by
arsonists again enhancing the
quality of life and contributing
to the security of Eretz Yis-
Information and reserva-
tions, contact the JNF of
Broward and Palm Beach
counties at: Broward, 305/572-
2593; Boca Raton, 407/7391-
1806; and Palm Beach 407/
Proposed Entity?
Continued from Page 8 |
which was disclosed by the
respected Hebrew daily
Ha'aretz. But he said that the
national unity government
must not be allowed to col-
According to the Ha'aretz
story, the peace plan was
drawn up by Peres and a
"think tank" led by reserve
Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh, for-
mer head of the civil adminis-
tration in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip. The story said it
would be made public next
month, after Shamir returns
from his talks with President
Bush in Washington.
Sneh, speaking from Geneva
in an interview with Israeli
army radio, denied that there
was a detailed alternative plan
to the one Shamir will bring to
the United States. But he
spoke of some new "ideas."
The basis of those ideas, he
said, is the assumption that
Shamir's visit will be a failure.
The story came amid a bar-
rage of advice being leveled at
Shamir by politicians from all
shades of the political spec-
trum, as the premier prepared
for the U.S. trip.
Unemployment at Peak
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's unemployment rate rose
sharply over the first two months of this year, reaching a
two-and-a-half year high of around eight percent of the
work force.
The last time unemployment peaked at this level was in
June 1986.
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits,
seasonally adjusted, reached 33,000 on average for the first
two months of 1989, up from the 32,400 monthly average
for the last quarter of 1988.
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WJC: Reassess
time for the United States to
re-evaluate its restrictions on
trade with the Soviet Union, in
light of profound changes
instituted by Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev, the presi-
dent of the World Jewish Con-
gress said.
Speaking in Philadelphia to
the World Affairs Council,
L'dgar Bronfman said the U.S.
government should consider
waiving such restrictions
under the Jackson-Vanik
Amendment, which links the
granting of most-favored-
nation trade status to freedom
of emigration for Jews and
other minorities.
His remarks, which were
reported by the WJC office
here, are the latest indication
that the American Jewish com-
muniij will soon drop its oppo-
sition to waiving the 1975
amendment's restrictions.
Sources in the community
believe such a policy change
will occur by June.
Bronfman said his recom-
mendations were based on
analyses undertaken with
members of the East-West
Forum, an international
organization of policy-makers
and scholars he convened
three years ago to arrive at the
best management possible of
Hast West relations.
The Soviets have gone far
toward answering the prob-
lems that led the U.S. to put
the Jackson-Vanik Amend-
ment into law," said Bronf-
man. "This sea change calls
for an energetic and imagina-
tive Western response."
"Should the Soviets con-
tinue on their current path,"
Bronfman reasoned, "the
I nited States administration
should review Jackson-Vanik
restrictions, which prohibit
most-favored-nation status on
tariff issues to any non-market
economy country that restricts
Sources now say they believe
the National Jewish Commun-
ity Relations Advisory Coun-
cil, as well as the WJC, will
probably ask for the waiver in
or around June.
NJCRAC is believed to have
decided on an 18-month waiver
in a closed-door vote at its
annual plenum last month in
NJCRAC officials refused to
verify this at the time, but
there were reports to that
effect in the Long Island Jew-
ish World and Congressional
Dr. Lawrence Rubin, associ-
ate executive vice chairman of
NJCRAC, confirmed that the
umbrella group had held a full
discussion on Jackson-Vanik
during the February conclave.
"A consensus did emerge
which will be articulated
within the process of the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry at its executive commit-
tee meeting in June," Rubin
The National Conference
released a statement affirming
that the organization is contin-
uing to reassess its policy on
the Jackson-Vanik Amend-
The statement was released
by Shoshana Cardin, confer-
ence chairwoman, who was
attending an executive com-
mittee meeting of the World
Conference on Soviet Jewry in
At the NJCRAC plenum in
February, Cardin had argued
against waiving the amend-
ment, cautioning against
"unjustified euphoria" over
Soviet changes.
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Friday, April 7, 1989/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Haig Negative on PLO Talks
Former Secretary of State
Alexander Haig Jr. said that
the U.S. decision to open a
dialogue with the Palestine
Liberation Organizations "was
a mistake" that diverts atten-
tions from the real effort to
achieve peace in the Middle
"It reiterated the PLO's
claim to be the only Palestin-
ian address and suggested to
Israel that the United States
ultimately favors a Palestinian
state," Haig said at a luncheon
of the International Presi-
dent's club of the State of
Israel Bonds Organization.
Some 400 Israel Bonds lead-
ers from the United States,
Canada, Europe, Latin Amer-
ica and Israel were in Wash-
ington for a two-day celebra-
tion of the 10th anniversary of
the signing of the Israeli-
Egyptian peace treaty.
The event included recep-
tions on Capitol Hill and at the
Israeli Embassy, as well as a
closed-door briefing by Secret-
ary of State James Baker.
Haig said that President
Bush has repeatedly asserted
U.S. opposition to a Palestin-
ian state. "Washington should
make sure that its pronounce-
ments reflect its policies and
do not build up misconceptions
MERCAZ Council Meeting
MERCAZ, the United States Zionist organization for Conser-
vative/Masorti Judaism, will hold its all-day, annual general
council meeting Sunday, April 9, at the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America (JTS).
Dr. Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of JTS, will highlight the
program with a speech expected to impact the thrust of current
thinking on the issue of "Who is a Jew."
on either side of the dialogue,"
he said.
He said that having PLO
leader Yasir Arafat in the
peace process is like the man
who comes to a dinner dressed
in a tuxedo and carrying a
brown paper bag. "He wants a
seat at the peace table, but
somehow you suspect he is
bringing something that isn't
quite kosher," Haig said.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HollywoodFriday, April 7, 1989
Shin Bet Uncovers
Terrorist Ring
Palestinians Deny Shamir Meetings
Security forces scored one of
their most impressive achieve-
ments in recent years when
they uncovered a large terror-
ist ring that has been active for
at least five years in the Jeru-
salem area.
In a metkulous investiga-
tion, police and agents of the
Shin Bet internal security ser-
vice uncovered the ring, which
reportedly was operated by
the Popular Front of the Lib-
eration of Palestine, a Marxist
group led by Dr. George
More than 40 suspects have
been detained, suspected of
throwing Molotov cocktails,
setting cars on fire and attack-
ing Arabs who allegedly collab-
orated with Israeli authorities.
The terrorists, all residents of
East Jerusalem, are believed
to be linked to a number of yet
unresolved terrorist attacks.
Some of the groups' mem-
bers were among those
released from Israeli jails in
the controversial 1985 pris-
oner exchange, in which 1,150
terrorists were released from
Israeli prisons in exchange for
three Israeli soldiers being
held captive by terrorist
groups in Lebanon.
Altogether, the cell is linked
to 50 terrorists attacks in the
past five years, among them
firebomb attacks on the Brit-
ish and American consulates in
East Jerusalem.
Police described the cell as
"professional, way beyond
other terrorists who operated
in the area in the last few
Many of its members were
trained in Arab countries.
They operated on a near-
perfect system of individual
cells, in which members of one
cell were not aware of the
identities or activities of those
in other cells.
Members of the cells report-
edly received their instruc-
tions in radio broadcasts and
written messages from
abroad. The cell members
were described as educated
and young between the ages
of 16 and 25.
Their arrest has had an
immediate effect on the level
of violence in the Jerusalem
area, which has since dropped
by two-thirds, according to
Yosef Yehudai, Jerusalem
police commander.
TEL AVIV (JTA) Several
major Palestinian leaders in
the administered territories
have denied reports that they
had met recently with Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, the
daily newspaper Ha'aretz dis-
Aides to the Likud leader
have reported that Shamir has
been meeting recently with
several prominent Palestini-
ans in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. But almost all of the
Palestinians mentioned in
those reports have denied that
any meetings took place.
Bethlehem Mayor Elias
Freij said that he had last met
with Shamir in December
1986. Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, a
philosopher who lives in East
Jerusalem, also vehemently
denied reports that he had
participated in such meetings.
Nusseibeh said he had spo-
ken by phone with Faisal al-
Husseini, who said that neither
he nor colleague Hanna Sin-
iora had met with Shamir.
Husseini heads the Arab Stud-
ies Institute in East Jerusa-
lem, and Siniora is editor of
the East Jerusalem Arabic
newspaper Al-Fajr. Both are
abroad at present.
JNF to Recruit Ex-Soldiers
Israeli soldiers who have just
completed their military ser-
vice will soon have a novel way
of earning money to finance a
trip abroad, while still engag-
ing in active Zionism.
The Jewish National Fund
plans to employ demobilized
Jewish youth in temporary for-
estry work starting this sum-
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, above,
president of Hebrew Union Cot
lege-Jewish Institute of Reli-
gion, is the author of the
recently updated "To Learn
and to Teach: Your Life as a
rabbi," which has been distri-
buted to synagogues, Hillel
Foundations, libraries, profes-
sors of religious studies and
alumni of HUC-JIR. The book
provides an in-depth analysis
for young people of the areas of
service open to today's rabbis.
Natan Sas, head of the
JNF's Central Region Fores-
try Department, told the Jew-
ish Telegraphic Agency re-
cently that the young ex-
soldiers will work mainly in
fire prevention clearing fire
breaks and spraying the edges
of wooded areas to deter the
growth of wild grasses that
help spread fires as well as
pruning trees
and planting
According to Sas, "More and
more Jews are showing an
interest in forestry," whereas,
until recently, the JNF work
force was almost solidly Arab.

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