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Volume 20 Number 1
Hollywood, Florida Friday, January 5, 1990
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DEMANDS TO STOP THE KILLING TEL AVIV- An
unidentified demonstrator who immigrated from Romania
to Israel covers her face to^disguise her identity as she took
part in an anti-Ceausescu protest outside the Romanian
embassy in Tel Aviv. Demonstration was organized prior to
the execution of the former Romanian leader and his wife.
B'nai B'rith Regrets Separation
Decision of the leadership of
B'nai B'rith Women to separ-
ate from B'nai B'rith is regret-
table but comes as no surprise,
Seymour D. Reich, interna-
tional president of
B'nai B'rith, said.
In a statement, Reich said:
"The goal of the B'nai B'rith
Women's leadership is char;
they want B'nai B'rith Women
to become a separate and
autonomous organization
while making it appear that it
has been expelled from B'nai
B'rith. That is not the case.
"A separation proposal by
B'nai B'rith Women was
tested in a sampling of its
'' membership in 1985 and was
turned down. This time, the
women's leadership decided to
bypass the general member-
ship and to initiate the action
to separate without consulting
its membership.
"During the past 11 years,
the B'nai B'rith Women lead-
ership has rejected every
effort to bring their organiza-
tion closer to B'nai B'rith on a
full-equality basis all the
while maintaining the ability
to address women's advocacy
issues within a unified B'nai
B'rith. They turned down such
proposals as equal representa-
tion on the Board of Gover-
nors, the commissions and pro-
grams committees, and a rot-
ating presidency of
B'nai B'rith, alternating
between men and women.
"B'nai B'rith Women was
established as a part of B'nai
B'rith, an organization
founded almost 150 years ago
as a fraternal organization.
The B'nai B'rith constitution
defines the relationship
between the two groups, a
relationship designed to assure
that all groupings within B'nai
B'rith which carry the same
family name, walk parallel
paths.
"No weighty issues are
involved, political or other-
wise, instead, we have a small
group of individuals the
B'nai B'rith Women's Execu-
tive Board engaged in an
effort to form their own organ-
ization apart from
B'nai B'rith.
"Now they have made that
decision to go their own way.
What particularly saddens us
all is that we believe that the
women's leadership's decision
to leave B'nai B'rith does not
reflect the views of the grass-
roots membership of
B'nai B'rith Women. To the
best of our knowledge, the
general membership has never
been told, in any objective
fashion, of the issues involved
and polled on whether they
wished to remain in the B'nai
B'rith family or leave to follow
an independent course."
"We regret the course cho-
sen by the B'nai B'rith Women
leadership. We wish them well
in their new organization,"
Reich said.
$700,000 For Technion Raised By Broward
By ELLEN ANN STEIN
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
More than $700,000 was
raised in pledges by supporters
of Technion, Israel's Institute
of Technology, at the Broward
County chapter's annual din-
ner.
Dr. Saul Singer, a surgeon
and president of the Broward
chapter of American Society
for Technion, made an emo-
tional speech citing the partic-
ular need to bring new Soviet
olim through Israel's only
technological institute.
One couple, who had already
given Technion their pledge
for the year, handed executive
director Howard Klein two
additional checks for $50,000
each after hearing Singer's
appeal.
"Technion and other univer-
sities in Israel are in tough
shape," Singer said.
Traditionally, the Israeli
government has supplemented
the universities to a greater
extent because of their belief
that education is the future of
the country, Singer said.
But the government has had
to cut back on its educational
budget because of other priori-
ties such as defense costs and
absorption of Soviet Jews.
Although Technion's tuition
- roughly $3,500 to $4,000
annually is significantly
lower than American counter-
parts, it is still too high for
many Israeli youths to afford,
he said.
Yet the needs are even
"more exquisite today than in
the past," he said. "With the
arrival of what we hope will be
hundreds of thousands of Rus-
sians, quality olim, already sci-
entists and engineers, they
need upgrading so they can fit
into the highly sophisticated
and technical society of
Israel."
Today, 25 percent of the
physicians and 30 percent of
the scientists and engineers
working in Israel are Russians,
Singer said.
Miamian Sam Topf, regional
president of American Society
for Technion, told the dinner
guests at the Diplomat that
shipping $200 to $300 million
of manufactured goods to Rus-
sia within the years ahead is
not an unrealistic goal.
He credited Technion's con-
tributions with improving dip-
lomatic relations between
Israel and other nations such
as Russia and Poland.
"Two Polish scientists are
on sabbatical at Technion.
Three Chinese students are
being trained in wastewater
management. For the first
time in the United Nations, the
Soviet Union did not automati-
cally vote with the Arabs to
get Israel out," Topf said.
Guest speaker, Prof. Itzhak
Yaakov, a Technion graduate,
compared the school s poten-
tial to the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology (MIT),
Romanian Jews Safe
TEL AVIV (JTA) Roma-
nia's Jewish community
appears to be unscathed by the
popular uprising that ousted
and then executed dictator
Nicolae Ceausescu.
The National Salvation
Front claimed that 60,000
Romanians had been killed in
the violence in that country.
As street fighting continued in
the major cities, local commun-
ity leaders said no Jews were
harmed, as far as they knew.
Israelis in Romania are also
safe, according to reports from
the Israeli Embassy in Buchar-
est. They include diplomatic
and Jewish Agency personnel,
people on business, students.
and radio and television tech-
nicians covering events for
Israeli and foreign news
organizations.
However, a group oi oov.o
Jewish emigres en route to
Israel was stranded in Buchar-
est and put up at a hotel by the
Israeli Embassy.
where he also studied.
Yaakov, a retired brigadier
general who served as chief
scientist of the Ministry of
Industry and Commerce,
noted a study of 99 MIT
alumni whose skills led to the
creation of 250,000 American
jobs and $25 billion in exports.
"We can probably do the
same thing in Israel; 250,000
new jobs and $25 billion in
exports would solve Israel's
economic problems," he said.
Giant Histadrut
Firm Collapsing
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
mammoth Histadrut-owned
Koor Industries has sent an
S.O.S. to the government.
It is foundering in a sea of
debt, and unless it gets imme-
diate help in the form of a
government bailout, it is likely
to go down, taking 11,000 jobs
with it.
That was the message deliv-
ered to Finance Minister Shi-
mon Peres and the Knesset's
Economic Committee this
week by Benny Gaon, Koor's
chief executive officer, and by
other officials of the conglom-
erate.
Although the precise figures
were not made available, Koor
is seeking new loan write-offs
and deferrals in the amount of
$120 million to $160 million.
They would be on top of the
$120 million of loans deferred
earlier this year.
Auib. Moshc Liba, Israel's
Consul Genera] in Miami, gave
the Technion supporters a spe-
cial "todah rabba," thanks.
Liba said his son, Ofer, spent
two years in Technion, and
other family members have
been graduates of Technion.
Liba also cited improved
relations with other countries,
attributed in part to Technion.
"Next month we will start to
send 90,000 tons of fruits and
vegetables to Moscow," he
said.
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Viewpoint
Decade of Change, Challenges
The decade of the 1980s brought pro-
found changes to Israel, world Jewry and
the Jewish community of South Florida.
Equally dramatic developments appear
certain for the final 10 years of the 20th
century, but there is little solid evidence on
which to base predictions.
During the 80's, Israel lost its almost
universal status of underdog in its ongoing
political, economic and military struggle
with its Arab neighbors.
World Jewry, with considerable assis-
tance from the United States, helped open
the doors to the nearly forgotten Jews of
Ethiopia. And, after years when the exodus
dwindled to a trickle, the gates of the
Soviet Union opened enough to permit a
major emigration once more.
But Russian Jews opted for America as a
destination, and only the imposition of new
immigration quotas by Uncle Sam moti-
vated the flow to Israel now under way.
Israel policy, first in the ill-fated "Opera-
tion Peace in the Galilee," and later in the
initial handling of the Intifada, resulted in
major improvements in the Arab position in
global politics.
Upheavals and anti-semitism
Jews were affected more than most by
the continuing upheavals in Latin America,
South Africa and Eastern Europe. Anti-
semitism itself remained virtually level. A
rise in neo-nazi parties, and other far right
groups, bears careful watching.
A virtual population explosion in neigh-
boring Broward and Palm Beach counties
made them the fastest growing Jewish
communities in the nation.
Synagogues and Jewish centers and reli-
gious schools were built fast enough to
virtually match the growth in the Hollyw-
ood, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and
West Palm Beach areas. In addition, the
still-growing communities in Kendall-South
Dade and in North Dade developed institu-
tions at a dramatic pace.
Jewish voting strength in South Florida
kept pace with the exploding increases in
total population in the tri-county area, and
Jewish representatives in the elective pro-
cess generally fared well.
Vandalism against synagogues and scat-
tered anti-semitic incidents punctuated the
decade, showing a statistical increase
which was equalled by the righteous indig-
nation of the public at large.
Tensions between the growing Hispanic
and Black populations and ethnic differ-
ences became all-too-obvious in the Con-
gressional race to succeed the legendary
Claude Pepper.
On balance, the 80s were an exciting era,
and the 90s give every promise of being
just as difficult, challenging and rewarding.
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Presidents' Chairman, Critic Debate
'Who Speaks For
American Jews?'
By ALLISON KAPLAN
NEW YORK (JTA) One of
the most prominent figures in
the American Jewish institu-
tional world sat elbow-to-
elbow with one of organized
Jewry's harshest critics
recently for a panel discussion
entitled, "Who Speaks For
American Jews?"
It was the first time that
Seymour Reich, chairman of
the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish
Organizations, had shared a
podium with Michael Lerner,
editor of Tikkun magazine,
who has frequently condemned
the structure and operation of
the organized American Jew-
ish community.
Visual contrast between the
two could not have been more
striking as the tall, impeccably
groomed Reich rose to make
his opening statement and
Lerner, wearing his yarmulke
and scruffy post-'60s beard,
listened intently.
In his speech, Reich said that
neither he nor the Conference
of Presidents claims to speak
for all American Jews.
"We are not a monolithic
community," Reich said, and
the Presidents Conference
does not "seek to muzzle
expressions of viewpoint dif-
ferent from ours."
"But if we do not represent
all American Jews, we do
speak in the name of the
broadest coalition of the
world's largest Jewish com-
munity," he added.
But Lerner charged in his
presentation that the Confer-
ence of Presidents, like the
present leadership of many
Jewish organizations, does not
use its prominent positions to
accurately represent the full
spectrum of views of American
Jewry when it comes to Israeli
policies.
"What is correctly reported
as support of all of us for the
State of Israel is incorrectly
reported to be support for the
policies of the contemporary
government of the State of
Israel," Lerner said.
He cited a recent study by
sociologist Steven Cohen,
which showed that nearly half
of American Jews are deeply
troubled by Israeli policies.
Overall, Lerner said, a cli-
mate exists in the organized
Jewish world in which Jews do
not feel they can tell Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir in
"loud and clear voices" that
his policies are "destructive
politically or morally abhor-
rent."
The danger in these voices
not being heard, he said, is
that Israelis do not realize that
their continued administration
of the West Bank and Gaza
Strip is costing Israel support
among American Jews.
Reich warned that since
American Jewish support is
vital to the continuation of the
massive aid that Israel
receives from Washington,
"any perception of American
Jewish disaffection with Israel
would be extremely serious."
Carmi Schwartz, another
panelist who just retired as
executive vice president of the
Council of Jewish Federations,
said the unaffiliated "were
never involved to begin with,"
and had not dropped out
because of political disaffec-
tion.
Reform Group Seeks Ways
To Cope With Teen Suicides
Friday, January 5,1990
Volume 20
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Number 1
By BEN GALLOB
NEW YORK (JTA) A
brochure on "Youth Suicide
Prevention," one of 11
resource materials available
through the Reform move
ment's Task Force on Youth
Suicide, reports that suicide
has become the leading cause
of death among adolescents in
North America.
Rabbi Sanford Seltzer, direc-
tor of the Task Force, spon-
sored by the Union of Ameri-
can Hebrew Congregations,
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that in 1984, 5,000
suicides took place among
young Americans 15 to 24
years of age, and that 2,000
suicides occurred among teen-
agers under 15.
Recent studies indicate that
more than half a million high-
school students try to kill
themselves each year.
Seltzer said his Task Force
lacked information on how
many of the teen-agers and
young adults were Jews.
The Task Force is one of a
number of Reform groups
organized under the rubric of
Yad Tikvah, which means
Hand of Hope.
Rabbi Daniel Syme, now a
vice president of the UAHC,
helped found Yad Tikvah after
his brother committed suicide.
Other components are a
Committee on the Jewish
Family, a Committee on AIDS,
a new Task Force on Drug and
Substance Abuse and research
programs for the four units.
Yad Tikvah was organized in
1984 and the Task Force on
Suicide in 1985. Much of its
work depends on lay and rab-
binic volunteers, he added.
Seltzer agreed that given the
nature of the problem, it is
almost impossible to cite
unquestionable evidence that
the Task Force program
works. But the rabbi is con-
vinced that it has made a dif-
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Friday, January 5, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 3
Bj JAMES RUDIN
NEW YORK (JTA) As we
begin the 1990s, what can we
expect in the area of interrelig-
ious relations? Here are seven
predictions:
1. Sometime in the '90s,
Evangelical Protestants will
outnumber non-Evangelical
Protestants in the United
States. By Evangelicals, I
mean those Christians who
have had a personal "born
again" religious experience,
who believe in the full author-
ity of the Bible and who
actively seek, either individu-
ally or collectively, to convert
people to Christianity.
George Gallup Jr. has discov-
ered in his polling that "Youn-
ger people ... tend to be more
Evangelical, while the main-
line churches (read: non-
Evangelical) have a higher
proportion of older people,
which points to a higher drop-
off rate in the years ahead."
The increasing number of
Evangelicals means a growing
body of Christian support for
Israel, but that support will
often be combined with more
aggressive conversion cam-
paigns aimed at Jews.
2. In addition to the ongoing
concerns of the Christian- Jew-
ish encounter, such as eradi-
cating the theological roots of
anti-Semitism, developing Hol-
ocaust educational material for
churches and maintaining
Christian support for Israel,
several other issues will
become important in interrel-
igious relations.
Sex-related concerns like
abortion currently the most
Interreligious Relations In The 1990's
Teen Suicide
Continued from Page 2
"Youth Self-Esteem and
Suicide Prevention" is a 94-
page joint project of the Task
Force and the UAHC Religion
Department. It is made up of
curricula for school grades 7 to
10.
"Youth Suicide Prevention:
Programs and Resources for
Congregations" is a pamphlet
presenting the essentials of
the two themes of all 11 publi-
cations: how to recognize
symptoms of suicidal intent
and how to cope with the
threat.
"Suicide and How To Pre-
vent It" is a pamphlet pre-
pared by the American Associ-
ation of Suicidology, described
as suitable for professionals.
"Keeping Posted Teen-
age Suicide" is available in
editions for both students and
leaders.
"Inside I Ache" is a 25-
minute 15-mm color film pre-
pared by the Mass Media Mini-
stries of Baltimore, providing
"a sensitive story of a teen-age
suicide."
A poster, "Suicide Break
The Silence," is a 15 inch by 20
inch two-color glossy photo-
graph suitable for framing or
posting.
Also available is a fact bro-
chure which asks the question
on page one: "How Would You
Know If Your child Was Con-
templating Suicide?"
fevered issue in our nation
homosexuality, AIDS and the
changing size and definition of
the family will enter the Chris-
tian-Jewish dialogue in the
next 10 years.
Alcohol, drug and child
abuse as well as highly com-
plex bio- ethical questions will
also become an integral part of
the interreligious agenda.
3. Religious pluralism will be
severely tested but greatly
enlarged in the 1990s, as Mos-
lems (America's fastest grow-
ing religious group), Hindus,
Buddhists, Sikhs, Confucian-
ists and Shintoists rapidly
increase in number due to high
birth rates and large scale
immigration to the United
States.
Such cities as Los Angeles
already reflect the growing
number of new participants
demanding seats at the Ameri-
can interreligious table.
Many people who define the
United States as either a
"Christian" or a "Judeo-
Christian" nation will have to
confront the new demographic
reality that is dramatically
changing the religious makeup
of America.
In addition, the black
churches, already the training
ground for many of America's
black political leaders, will
increase in both size and
importance in the 1990s. They
will press their concerns with a
vigor and strength not seen in
the past.
For Jews, it will mean an
even more crowded "public
dais." The traditional tri-
partite arrangement of Jew-
Catholic- Protestant (usually
all white) will be sharply chal-
lenged by other religious
groups in the 1990s.
4. The growing shortage of
priests and nuns in the Roman
Catholic Church will bring
about a series of significant
changes including "priestless"
worship services. Married men
will be permitted to carry out
an increasing number of ritual
duties just short of celebrating
Mass and hearing confessions.
To meet the shortage, many
of the new Catholic priests
serving in the United States
during the 1990s will come
from Central and South Amer-
ica, as well as Asia. These new
and younger priests will no
longer be the Irish and Italian
"padres" so familiar to the
American Jewish community.
The new priests will come
from those areas of the world
Business Note
Sandra Singer has been
named vice president and man-
ager of Barnett's Miramar
office located at 7950 Miramar
Parkway. Previously assistant
vice president, Singer is
responsible for day-to-day
branch operations.
Singer is actively involved
with the Kiwanis Club and was
instrumental in forming the
Southwest Broward chapter.
She has served as vice presi-
dent and director.
A native of Miami Beach,
Singer currently resides in
Hollywood.
with either small or non-
existent Jewish communities.
For these Catholic clergy, the
Holocaust is an event that took
place on another continent,
Europe, and in another time, a
half-century ago.
5. Much of the new vitality of
the Roman Catholic Church in
the next decade will emerge
from a part of the world that
has bitter memories for Jews:
Eastern Europe. Catholics in
Poland, Hungary, Lithuania
and the Ukraine will rapidly
break free from their Com-
munist imposed isolation and
they will eagerly "reconnect"
with their Western brothers
and sisters.
A big question of the 1990s
will be what kind of attitude
towards Jews and Judaism will
these newly "liberated"
Catholics bring with them.
Will it be the traditional anti-
Semitic pre-Vatican Council II
Catholicism, or will it reflect
the enormous positive changes
that have taken place within
the Catholic Church during the
past 25 years? No one knows
for sure, but the answer will
surely come in the next
decade.
6. Destructive religious
cults, including the oldest cult
of all, Satanism, will continue
to be active and virulent in the
1990s. Eastern Europe, which
has been almost hermetically
sealed off from the West for so
long, will, sadly, prove to be a
fertile recruiting ground for
the cults.
Many young and not so
young people will be caught up
in the deception, mind control
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Poles And Jews: Problems And Opportunities
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By GEORGE SZABAD
NEW YORK (JTA) Lech
Walesa, leader of the Solidar-
ity movement in Poland,
recently completed a highly
successful visit to the United
States. In each community he
visited, there was an impres-
sive outpouring of admiration
for the man, not only from
Polish-Americans but from all
Americans who cherish liberty
and democracy.
Walesa made a point of
meeting with several Jewish
groups. In these discussions
in a cordial and admiring
atmosphere some of the
Jewish spokesmen urged him
to recognize a troubled history
of relationships between Pol-
ish Catholics and Jews, and he
subsequently responded posi-
tively to that request.
According to press reports,
a Solidarity spokesman said
Walesa was moved by the mes-
'- sages he received: "We have
to deal with the past in order
to better deal with the future.''
It was the painful contro-
versy over the Carmelite Con-
vent at Auschwitz that
brought to the fore the hurt
and resentment of Jews and
Poles toward each other. The
majority in both groups tend to
approach the relationship in a
simplistic way:
To many Jews, unfortun-
ately, all Poles are anti-
semites (to quote Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir,
Poles drink anti- Semitism
with their mothers' milk), and
to many Poles, the Jewish
complaint that there was
intense anti-semitism in
Poland, particularly during the
period between the two World
Wars, is unjustified and repre-
sents anti-Polish attitudes.
Anti-semitism
Experienced
As a Polish Jew who came to
the United States in the mid-
dle 1930s at the age of 18, I
admit to having experienced
anti- Semitism in Poland,
which indeed led me at the
time to embrace militant Zion-
ism-Revisionism, the present
Herut party of Shamir.
But I also experienced the
richness and complexity of
Polish society, both Jewish and
Christian. I was to realize later
that blanketing all members of
a group under a label or a
stereotype is wrong and
should especially be recognized
as such by Jews who have
suffered for centuries from
allegations of group guilt.
Jews had been in Poland for
almost a thousand years. The
growth of the Jewish commun-
ity dates back, however, to the
14th century, when Jews were
invited to Poland by Casimir
the Great at a time when they
were being expelled all over
Europe.
While living under severe
restrictions, common in many
countries, they developed a
rich, thriving and diverse
society with a complex love-
hate relationship with their
Christian neighbors, a society
which grew to 3.5 million peo-
ple by the time the Nazis
invaded Poland 50 years ago.
While many Poles were
indifferent or even welcomed
the "Final Solution," the mon-
strous factory like extermina-
tion of Jews was executed by
the German Nazis.
There were many black-
mailers among Christian Poles
and survival "on the Aryan
side" was extremely difficult.
Yet there were Polish Chris-
tians in the best sense of
that term who risked their
lives to save Jews, or there
would not have been even the
relatively few survivors in
occupied Poland.
Hundreds of these rescuers
have trees planted in their
honor at the Yad Vashem
Memorial in Jerusalem, and
many are being assisted in
their old age by the Jewish
Foundation for Christian
Rescuers, established to carry
the message that, besides
"man's inhumanity to man,"
there was also, in this tragic
period, human courage and
compassion which persisted
despite all odds.
Which People,
Which Poles
When I heard my fellow
Jews say with glee after the
declaration of martial law and
the suppression of Solidarity in
Poland in 1981 that "it could
Stereotyping, and even
more, heaping guilt
indiscriminately on a
whole group or a whole
people, is dead wrong,
whether we Jews do it to
the Poles or whether the
Poles accuse all Jews of
being Communists who
helped impose
Communism on Poland.
Certainly we Jews should
know better.
not happen to nicer people," I
could not help but ask, which
people, which Poles?
Were my brethren talking
about the rightist students at
the University of Warsaw who
beat my best friend unmerci-
fully and left him for dead, or
the Socialist students who
fticked him up and saved his
ife?
Were they talking about my
aunt Lola's maid's sister in the
country, who took my aunt and
Foreign Affairs Chairman Fascell:
U.S. Israel Relations
'More Important Than Ever'
We do not know where the
changes sweeping Eastern
Europe or the improvement in
superpower relations will lead;
therefore, "it is more import-
ant than ever to enhance U.S.-
Israel strategic relations in
this transition period," Rep.
Dante Fascell (Dem.-FL) told
Near East Report.
Fascell, Chairman of the
House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee, also expressed his
concern about Iraq's reported
development of a long-range
missile, anarchy in Lebanon,
and the continuing threat
posed by Iran.
Because of these sources of
instability, he said, "Israel's
value as an American ally has
not declined."
Fascell reported that fru-
stration is growing in Con-
gress because of the inability
to end the Arab-Israeli con-
flict. "People want a quick,
easy solution, but there isn't
one," he stated.
Despite the discomfort, Fas-
cell declared "there is no lack
of strong, deep, bipartisan sup-
port for Israel." He cited the
latest votes on "direct and
indirect" aid as evidence of
Congress' overwhelming sup-
port for Israel.
Financial constraints are
growing, he noted, and
warned this could lead to cuts
in foreign aid. He said little
sentiment exists for cutting
Israel's assistance for policy
reasons, but suggested that
Israel would face greater com-
petition from other aid recip-
ients as funds grow scarcer.
"Foreign aid remains a vital
foreign policy necessity," Fas-
cell emphasized. He disagreed
with the premise that there is
a lack of public support for aid.
"Americans know the world
needs money to trade with us.
Whatever we provide comes
back to us manyfold," he
added. "People are just conc-
erned the aid is used wisely
and enhances the recipients'
quality of life." Aid to Israel is
important, Fascell said,
because the Jewish State is the
"only democracy in the region
and a strong ally."
On the peace process, he said
it is important that "Israel's
policy does not favor maintain-
ing the status quo." Fascell
acknowledged Israel has taken
steps to improve relations with
its Arab neighbors. He cited
Israeli Foreign Minister
Moshe Arens' agreement to
meet with his counterparts
from Egypt and the United
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proceeded to blackmail them
and ultimately turn them over
to the Nazis, or about Marja
Fedecka in Vilna, who saved
my aunt Susanna and her
daughter at a considerable risk
to her own life?
Stereotyping, and even
more, heaping guilt indiscrim-
inately on a whole group or a
whole people, is dead wrong,
whether we Jews do it to the
Poles or whether the Poles
accuse all Jews of being Com-
munists who helped impose
Communism on Poland. Cer-
tainly we Jews should know
better.
What transpired during
World War II, and before and
after in this incredible century,
is history which might well be
better left to objective histori-
ans and not used to perpetuate
bitterness and group conflict.
Also, let us remember the
common heritage, for there is
no Polish history without Jews
or Jewish history without
Poland, the origin of the
majority of Jews in the world
today.
Our task, especially for those
of us who live in and profit
from the American pluralist
miracle in which diversity of
heritage enriches the society
far more than divides it, is to
try to understand, if not feel,
each other's pain and resent-
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Certainly, we should modu-
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establish closer relationships
as we reach out and expand
the scope of our understanding
of other perceptions, even if
we don't necessarily agree
with them. We may discover
that whatever real wounds
may still haunt us, they are not
as important as the ideals and
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Friday, January 5, 1990/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 5
Soviet Jewry Establishes Agency
In gestures of reconciliation and understanding German Federal
Chancellor Helmut Kohl, left, and Polish Premier Tadeusz
Mazowiecki agreed to wide-ranging German-Polish cooperation
in politics, economics and the arts. (Photo: DaD/AP)
Israel Now Expects
250,000 From USSR
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) Sim-
cha Dinitz now believes that up
to a quarter million Soviet
Jews will immigrate to Israel
in the next three to four years.
Dinitz, who is chairman of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and Jewish Agency Exe-
cutives, revised his estimate
upward from 100,000, after
visiting Moscow to attend the
founding conference of the
Congress of Jewish Organiza-
tions and Communities in the
USSR.
After addressing the confer-
ence, he said he found a favor-
able atmosphere for aliyah. He
told reporters here there
would be 3,000 Soviet Jews
arriving in December, and
4,000 are expected in January.
He said Israel has sent out
some 360,000 invitations,
which Soviet Jews need to
apply for exit permits from the
Soviet authorities. They attest
to family reunification being
the reason for emigration.
Dinitz said priority with
respect to the documents
should be given to Jews in
some of the Soviet Central
Asian republics, where there
have been reports of anti-
semitic incidents.
He said he planned to return
to Moscow when Vice Premier
Shimon Peres makes his
scheduled trip there Tuesday,
and would work on improving
and streamlining aliyah proce-
dures.
Dinitz said he is especially
interested in expediting the
direct air link between Mos-
cow and Tel Aviv. The Israeli
and Soviet national airlines, El
Al and Aeroflot, have reached
agreement on a joint service,
but it must be ratified by their
respective governments.
By DAVID LANDAU
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Soviet Jewry achieved an his-
toric milestone, when its rep-
resentatives voted in Moscow
to establish the Soviet Jewish
Va'ad, an umbrella body that
will coordinate activities of
Jewish organizations all over
the USSR. It is the first such
institution in Soviet Jewish
history.
The Va'ad fulfills the pri-
mary goal of the founding con-
ference of the Congress of
Jewish Organizations and
Communities of the USSR,
which was to establish an inde-
pendent confederation of
Soviet Jewish organizations
Israelis To
Face Charges
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Israel Defense Force's reputa-
tion for maintaining humane
standards in the face of
extreme provocation by riot-
ing Palestinians has taken a
battering.
Most severe blow came from
the High Court of Justice,
which, in a rare reversal of a
decision by the army judge
advocate general, implied that
the military justice system was
protecting a senior officer
accused of ordering the brutal
treatment of villagers in the
West Bank.
Another ranking officer is
about to be brought before a
military court on similar
charges, the army announced.
And finally, two pathologists
announced that an autopsy
they performed on a young
Arab revealed that the
deceased had received a fatal
blow while under interrogation
in a Gaza prison hospital.
$20 Million In Loans
Will Aid Soviet Olim
JERUSALEM (JTA) An
American Jewish philanthro-
pist has given the Israeli gov-
ernment a hand toward solv-
ing one of the most trouble-
some problems confronting
Jewish immigrants arriving
from the Soviet Union the
lack of affordable housing.
Joseph Gruss, 86, a New
York investment banker
described as a billionaire, has
established a $20 million fund
to provide qualified emigres
with no-interest private mort-
gages.
He did it through the gov-
ernment and the Tefahot
mortgage bank, according to
Soviet Jewry activist Natan
Sharansky, who has been
named administrator of the
fund.
Sharansky announced the
Gruss project, to be named for
the philanthropist's late wife,
Caroline, at a news conference
here. He said it would benefit
some 3,000 Jewish families
coming from the Soviet Union,
but only if they come to Israel
directly.
Intifada Likely
To Continue
TEL AVIV (JTA) An
objective assessment of the
intifada by a major Israeli
think tank indicates that the
uprising has lost much of its
steam out is, nonetheless,
likely to go on for a considera-
ble time.
It also found that some of
the most drastic countermea-
sures by the Israel Defense
Force, including deportations,
proved counterproductive.
that would develop a consen-
sus on the priorities and objec-
tives of their constituents.
Simcha Dinitz, chairman of
the World Zionist Organiza-
tion and Jewish Agency Exec-
utive, promised the new body
the full support of the Israeli
government and the agency in
all of its endeavors and activi-
ties.
Dinitz, speaking in Hebrew,
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the center of its cultural activi-
ties.
Va'ad is the Hebrew word
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Meanwhile, a group of 15
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HollywoodFriday, January 5, 1990
Israel Presses
European P.R.
GENEVA (JTA) Israel is
working hard to polish its pub-
lic image in Europe, where
Arab states have long been
perceived as having had an
advantage.
"For 20 years we have con-
centrated our efforts in the
United States and we have
neglected Europe," Binyamin
Netanyahu, Israel's deputy
foreign minister, said here.
Netanyahu had just com-
pleted conducting a seminar
tor Israeli diplomats accred-
ited to Western and Eastern
bloc countries on the uses and
dissemination of information.
Israel will be visited shortly
by 14 Soviet journalists, and
by a delegation from the Fin-
ish Parliament.
As for Western Europe,
Netanyahu predicted that the
newly consolidated European
Community will be the biggest
buyer of Israeli goods,
For that reason, Israel is
opening a second embassy
near E.C. headquarters in
Brussels, which will be headed
by Ambassador Avi Primor.
The new embassy will deal
exclusively with relations with
the E.C. Primor has hitherto
served in the dual capacity of
ambassador to Belgium and
envoy to the Common Market.
Netanyahu said he hopes
that after the Eastern Bloc
countries resume diplomatic
relations with Israel that were
cut off at the time of the 1967
Six-Day War, African nations
that broke with Israel during
the 1973 Yom Kippur War will
follow suit.
Fascell:
.Continued from Page 4
States as a step in the right
direction.
Fascell said "nothing has
been accomplished in the U.S.-
PLO dialogue." He thought
restrictions on the dialogue
adopted by Congress were
helpful in maintaining Israel's
bargaining position.
He called efforts to enhance
the PLO's status at the UN
"stupid" and initiated a letter,
co-signed by Rep. William
Broomfield (Rep-MI), warning
that Congress would cut off
funding to the UN if the PLO's
status was enhanced.
"If past is precedent," Fas-
cell said, "Congress will
oppose the sale of fighter
planes to Saudi Arabia." He
added that he has always
opposed such sales. "I don't
think escalating the arms race
while the (Arab-Israeli) war is
going on is prudent or sensi-
ble."
China's sale of weapons, par-
ticularly intermediate-range
missiles, has exacerbated the
arms race in the Middle East.
Reports indicate China may
now be selling missiles to
Syria.
"We take a dim view of what
the Chinese are doing," Fas-
cell told Near East Report. He
noted that Congress has
imposed sanctions on China
and could do more, but said
"there is a question about how
far the United States should
go in cutting ties with a billion
people."
"Congress would immedi-
ately take whatever actions
were available against Syria,"
if the Syrians were proven to
be involved in the downing of
Pan Am 103, Fascell stated.
He acknowledged the United
States had little leverage over
Syria. On the other hand, he
said Syria could improve its
standing in the United States
"if it let the Jews emigrate and
those who chose to stay in
Syria practice their religion."
Fascell also suggested Ethi-
opia could take an important
step to ease tensions with the
Unites States by letting its
Jews go to Israel.
Rrpnnttd wilA prrmuium from Ntar Eatt
Rrpurl
Interreligious Relations
In The 1990's
Continued from Page 3
and religious quick-fixes that
are the hallmark of the cults.
Eastern Europe will be the
market for self appointed
gurus, messiahs, prophets and
other assorted cult leaders.
7. Finally, the women's
movement which I consider
to be the single most import-
ant social movement of the
late 20th century will con-
tinue to have extraordinary
impact upon all religious com-
munities.
Because of the continuing
quest for sexual equality, the
number of women entering
Christian and Jewish seminar-
ies will increase, many litur-
gies will change, new ceremo-
nies will be introduced, and
even within Orthodox Judaism
and the Roman Catholic and
Orthodox Christian Churches,
the impact of the women's
movement will be felt in ways
both small and large.
As the late, great Bette
Davis said in the film, "All
About Eve": "Fasten your
seat belts, it's going to be a
bumpy ride." But then, inter-
religious affairs has always
been that way. Perhaps that's
why it is so exciting. Welcome
to the 1990s!
Rabbi A. James Rudin is the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee's national
interreligwm affairs director.
Last month in Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal Center honored various people in the
entertainment industry for special contributions to Holocaust remembrance. Some of those
honored were Ben Kingsley, Jane Seymour, James Woods and Stanley Kramer.
Among those in attendance at the Tribute were (left to right) Robert L. Novak, Simon Wiesenthal
Center Regional Director, Ben Kingsley, honoree, Lori Chadroff, Simon Wiesenthal Center's
Generation After Chairman and Dr. Philip Benjamin, Generation After committee member.
Mystery Of
Embezzled Funds
Continues
By DAVID KANTOR
WEST BERLIN (JTA) A
yearlong investigation has
been unsuccessful in locating
30 million marks now worth
about $17 million in repara-
tions funds allegedly embez-
zled by the late Werner Nach-
mann, who was chairman of
West Germany's Jewish com-
munity until his sudden death
in January 1988.
A joint statement admitting
the failure to account for the
missing money was released
by Heinz Galinski, Nach-
mann's successor, and Interior
Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
The statement affirmed,
however, that Nachmann was
believed culpable and that
there existed no evidence of
wrongdoing by anyone else.
Money was provided to the
special fund for reparations to
Holocaust survivors by the
Bonn Finance Ministry and
administered by the Council of
Jewish Communities of West
Germany.
Funds that were missing
were the interest accrued on
the original reparations
awards. The monies were
channeled to the New York-
based Conference on Jewish
Material Claims Against Ger-
many, which paid out sums to
individual claimants.
Joint statement said the
Claims Conference lost 18 mil-
lion marks some $10 million
as a result of the embezzle-
ment, and the Jewish commun-
ity lost 12 million marks, or
some $7 million.
The community has decided
to reimburse the Claims Con-
ference in the amount of 4
million marks $2.3 million
which has been allocated for
"administrative fees."
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Synagogue News
Hallandale
Jewish Center
On Tues., Jan. 9, the Hallan-
dale Jewish Center Sisterhood
will hold its monthly meeting
at noon in the Temple Social
Hall. Refreshments will be
served and prospective new
members are welcome. Mem-
bers' spouses and friends are
invited to join Sisterhood at 1
p.m. for a musical program
featuring Sisterhood member
Rose Rabinowitz and gifted
singer Betty Rosen in a "sing-
along" of nostalgic tunes and
present day songs.
On Tues., Jan. 9, at 7:30
p.m., the Hallandale Jewish
Center will hold a lecture by
Dr. Aileen Konovitch on "The
Attack of Sennacherib on the
City of David (701 BCE): The
Archaeological Evidence." Dr.
Konovitch has a degree in
ancient history, is an expert in
Egyptology and wrote her
Master's thesis on the cam-
paigns of Sennacherib against
Jerusalem. This lecture is open
to the public.
On Wed., Jan. 10, at 7:15
p.m., the Hallandale Jewish
Center will present a musical
show in its auditorium featur-
ing "Hollies Follies," a quintet
of five young girls who dance
and sing, along with "Neil and
Adam," two comedian-
musicians. Contact the Temple
office for tickets.
On Sun., Jan. 14, at 9:30
a.m., the Hallandale Jewish
Center will hold its annual
CIA Breakfast honoring its
east and honorary President,
Ir. Myer Pritsker and his wife
Rose. The guest speaker will
be Mr. Sumner Kave, Execu-
tive Director of the Jewish
Federation of S. Broward,
speaking on "Jews Around the
World." The sponsors for this
complimentary breakfast are
Temple members, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Frydman. All are
welcome.
On Mon., Jan. 15, at 11:30
a.m., Rabbi Carl Klein will
hold the beginning class of his
weekly Bat Mitzvah course for
women at the Hallandale Jew-
ish Center (416 N.E. 8 Ave.,
Hallandale 454-9100). These
classes are open to the public.
At the Friday evening ser-
vices on Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.,
Rabbi Carl Klein will install
the Chairman and Vice-
Chairman of the Hallandale
Jewish Center's Board of
Directors for the 1990 year.
Also on this evening, the 1990
Officers and Board members
Candlelighting
4 H I
of the Hallandale Jewish Cen-
ter Men's Club will be
installed.
On Sun., Jan. 21, at 9:30
a.m., the Hallandale Jewish
Center Men's Club will hold an
installation breakfast honoring
its 1990 Officers and Direct-
ors. This breakfast is compli-
mentary and members' wiies,
HJC members and friends are
cordially invited.
On Thurs., Jan. 25, at noon,
the Hallandale Jewish Center
Sisterhood will hold its
monthly card party/luncheon.
This event is open to the public
and all are welcome.
Temple Beth
Ahm Israel
Services on Friday evening,
January 12th, will begin at 8
p.m. with Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek officiating and Hazzan
Eric Lindenbaum and Cantor
Joseph Wichelewski chanting
the liturgy. Representatives
from the National Council of
Jewish Women will participate
in the service and co-sponsor
the Oneg Shabbat.
Saturday Services on Jan-
uary 13th will begin at 8:45
a.m. with Rabbi Kapnek, Haz-
zan Lindenbaum and Cantor
Wichelewski officiating.
The Men's Club will sponsor
a Blood Drive at Temple Beth
Am Israel on Sunday, January
14th, 8 a.m.-noon.
The Men's Club Board and
the Cabaret Night Committee
will each meet at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 16th.
The "Young at Heart" will
meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 17th at the Temple.
There will be a meeting of
the Education Committee
Wed., Jan. 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Temple Beth Shalom
Weekend services will be
held at Temple Beth Shalom,
1400 North 46 Avenue, Hol-
lywood, on Friday, January 5,
8:15 p.m. and Saturday, Jan-
uary 6, 9 a.m., in the main
sanctuary, conducted by Dr.
Morton Malavsky, rabbi,
assisted by Cantor Irving
Gold, chanting the liturgy.
Service Friday night will be
dedicated to the Bat Mitzvah
of Meredith Hilary Schneider,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Barry A. Schneider (Ellen).
Meredith attends Beth Shalom
Academy, 6th grade. She will
represent her "twin" Bat
Mitzvah, Larisa Koenova,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Synopsis Of The Weekly Torah Portion
. "And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had
gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all
his seed with him"
(Gen. U6.6).
VAYIGASH
V A YI GASH Judah approached Joseph and offered himself as a
servant in Benjamin's stead, as he was responsible for the
youngest son to their father. Unable to contain himself any
longer, Joseph revealed himself to his dumb-struck brothers. He
bade them return to Canaan, gather together their families and
possessions, and return to Egypt for the duration of the famine.
At Beersheba God removed Jacob's doubts as to the wisdom of
this course of action; He appeared to Jacob with the words: "Fear
not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great
nation' (Genesis 46.3).
Jacob came to Egypt "with seventy souls." Joseph gave them the
land ofGoshen to settle in. There they flourished and multiplied.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law It extracted and
based upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage," edited by
P. Wollman-Tsamlr, published by Shengold. The volume is available
at 75 Maiden Lane, New Yortc. NY. 10038.)
Eerkhay Koenov living in
Uzbek SSR, USSR. Grandpar-
ents attending the Bar Mitz-
vah of Meredith are Dr. Theo-
dore Lenn of Pembroke Pines,
and Mr. and Mrs. Morton
Schneider of Freehold, New
Jersey. Pulpit flowers and
oneg shabbat following service
will be tendered by Meredith's
parents, in her honor.
Temple Sinai
of Hollywood
On Friday Evening, January
12, the Shabbat Service at
Temple Sinai will begin at 8
p.m. in the Sanctuary with
Rabbi Richard J. Margolis and
Cantor Misha Alexandrovich
officiating. The Oneg Shabbat
following the Service and the
pulpit flowers for the Bimah
are sponsored by Mr. and Mrs.
David Hausfeld, aunt and
uncle of Mark and Brian Haus-
feld, who will be B'nai Mitzvah
Saturday Morning.
On Saturday Morning, Jan-
uary 13, Mark Aaron and
Brian Matthew Hausfeld, sons
of Charles Hausfeld, will
become B'nai Mitzvah during
the Shabbat Service which
begins at 9 a.m. Brian is a 7th
grade student at Nova Middle
School. He enjoys playing foot-
ball, visiting with friends and
collecting baseball cards. Mark
is a 5th grade student at the
Beth Shalom Academy. He is
on the school football team.
The Kiddush following the
Service is sponsored by Philip
Hausfeld, grandfather of
Brian and Mark, in honor of
their B'nai Mitzvah.
On Sunday, January 14, an
Israeli Filmiest will take place
at Temple Sinai. The Institute
of Adult Jewish Studies will
present the movie "Wedding
in Galilee" at 7 p.m. in the
Lipman Youth Wing. Follow-
ing the movie, Wendy Weiner,
Program Coordinator for the
Florida Israeli Institute, will
offer her comments and obser-
vations on the film. For infor-
mation, call 920-1577.
Temple Solel
On January 5 Shabbat
Family Service will begin at
7:30 p.m. Rabbi Robert P.
Frazin D.D. and Cantor Israel
Rosen will conduct the service.
On January 6 Shabbat
Morning Service will begin at
10:30 a.m. On this morning
Jennifer Rothstein will become
a Bat Mitzvah. She is the
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ivan
Rothstein. Rabbi Robert P.
Frazin D.D. and Cantor Israel
Rosen will conduct the service.
On January 12 Shabbat
Worship service will begin at
8:15 p.m. Rabbi Robert P.
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Rosen will conduct the service.
On January 13 Shabbat
Morning Service will begin at
10:30 a.m. On this morning
Brian Shelley will become a
Bar Mitzvah. He is the son of
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Shelley.
Na'amat Israel
Secures
'Record9 Get
After 18 years of trying, Iris
Levy has finally obtained a Get
(divorce writ) from her hus-
band thanks in large meas-
ure to Na'amat Israel and its
legal aid section.
Over the years, Ms. Levy
came to symbolize the
hundreds of women who
sought release from unfulfilled
marriages and found them-
selves hostage to a process
that offered virtually no
options. Hers has been Israel's
longest known attempt to
obtain a Get from a recalcitr-
ant husband, according to Har-
riet Green of Miami, national
president of Na'amat USA.
Na'amat the Movement of
Working Women and Volun-
teers set up its legal aid
section after the 1967 war to
provide war widows and their
families with competent legal
advice. In the 20-odd years of
its existence, the service has
expanded to 16 locations
throughout Israel. Na'amat
attorneys advise women on
questions of divorce, support
payments, custody, adoption,
employment, and pensions,
among others. Legal services
are extended free of charge.
Jan. 5
Jan.12
Jan. 19
Jan.26
5:26 p.m.
5:31p.m.
5:36 p.m.
5:42 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
BORUCH ATTO AD-ONAI
ELO-HEINU MELECH HO-
OLOM ASHER KID-
SHONU BEMITZ-VOSOV
VETZI-VONU LE-HAD-
LIK NEYR SHEL
SHABBOS.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
Czech, Hungarian
Artifacts Secured
WASHINGTON Addi-
tional material evidence of the
Holocaust will be on public
view here as a result of formal
agreements just concluded
between the United States
Holocaust Memorial Council
and national institutions in.
Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
Documents signed in Budapest
and Prague will make available
collections of tragic memora-
bilia for exhibition at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum,
scheduled to open here in
1993.
E. Berlin Orthodox May Get Building
EAST BERLIN (JTA) -
The new East German govern-
ment is reported ready to give
back to the Jewish community
buildings that were confis-
cated by the Nazis more than
50 years ago, but the gift may
prove to be a headache more
than a favor.
There are many obstacles to
the proposed restoration of
property to Adas Israel, an
Orthodox community that was
separate from the mainstream
Jewish community in pre-war
Berlin and still retains its uni-
que identity. The still existing
Adas Israel hopes it can revive
itself in the liberal climate that
now prevails here.
Mario Offenberg, a leader of
Adas Israel, welcomed the
authorities' decision as. a turn-
ing point in East Germany's
attitude toward the congrega-
tion.
Some former community
members campaigned for five
years to re-establish the for-
mer Orthodox community in
Berlin, arguing that it would
be morally reprehensible to in
any way allow the shutting
down of the community by the
Nazis to be the final verdict of
history.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-HollywoodFriday, January 5, 1990
Anne Pollard's Father
Campaigns For 'Justice9
By ELLEN ANN STEIN
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
The father-in-law of former
Naval Intelligence Analyst
Jonathan Pollard, who was
imprisoned for life without
parole on charges that he
passed classified American
documents to Israel, was in
Miami this week continuing his
campaign "for justice."
"We want people to learn
the facts and then contact
their elected representatives,
the President and the attorney
general to seek the release of
Jonathan Pollard or a trial.
We'd love to have a trial,"
Bernard Henderson told The
Jewish Floridian."
Just weeks ago Henderson's
daughter Anne was trans-
ferred to a New York City
halfway house from a Dan-
bury, Conn, prison camp,
where she had been serving a
five-year sentence for her role
as an accomplice to her hus-
band Jonathan.
Anne Pollard's case gained
national attention after it was
reported that she was in
extremely poor health, denied
proper medical attention for a
severe digestive disorder.
Henderson said his daughter
has been receiving better care
since she was transferred to
the halfway house.
Now Anne spends her days
on work release from the half-
way house working at the Jus-
tice For the Pollards organiza-
tion headquarters in New York
City.
She still has not seen Jona-
than since he was sentenced
almost five years ago.
Henderson said he remains
concerned that Jonathan has
been kept in solitary confine-
ment since his imprisonment
"behind 13 locked doors" at
the Marion, 111. maximum
security federal prison.
Treatment of the Pollards
has received more public
attention in the years since the
sentencing than some of the
key points raised at the outset
of the Pollard affair.
One such issue is why Israel
was being denied important
military strategic information
that the U.S., particularly as
its ally should have supplied
and, according to Pollard, a
military analyst, was being
provided to other U.S. allies.
"When they move him they
move him in leg and hand
irons," said Henderson.
Now Justice for the Pollards
is focusing on two main
options.
First is governmental: hav-
ing Pollard released and sent
"home to Israel."
"There are precedents for
this," said Henderson.
"In 1983 Israel captured an
American agent who was
caught spying for the CIA
against Israel. Israel shipped
him to the U.S."
"We've reached the point
where there actually is support
in the Congress; there are
some congressmen who want
to reach a settlement and some
who want the Pollard case
behind them. And it's not
going to go away unless Jona-
than is free.
"I thought it would be possi-
ble to get my daughter out
earlier, but at least, thank G-d,
she's alive. Jonathan's still
three levels below the ground.
If we do anything, we want to
fet him out of there and into a
ecent prison," Henderson
concluded.
Other option is to bring the
Pollard case to the courts.
Henderson, a public rela-
tions executive, was in Miami
as the guest of the Bnei Akiva
youth Zionist movement and
local directors Yitz and Debbie
Feigenbaum.
Iraq Seen As Major Threat
TEL AVIV (JTA) A strat-
egic survey of the military
balance in the Middle East lists
Iraq, Syria and Jordan as
potential threats to Israel in
the next few years.
Biggest potential threat is
Iraq, which by conservative
estimates will be able to pro-
duce nuclear weapons within
five to 10 years, according to
"Middle East Military Balance
1988-89," just published by Tel
Aviv University's Jaffee Cen-
ter for Strategic Studies.
The researchers also noted
that Jordan has taken its U.S.-
supplied Hawk anti-aircraft
missiles out of their perma-
nent bases and deployed them
on mobile platforms, in viola-
tion of its commitment to the
United States.
The missiles pose a direct
threat to aircraft flying from
airfields almost anywhere in
Israel.
Newsbriefs
Canadians Charge Ex-Nazi
TORONTO Michael Pawlowski, a 72-year-old resident
of Renfrew, Ontario, was charged with eight counts of war
crimes and crimes against humanity in the deaths of 410
Jews and 80 Poles during World War II.
Colombia To Sell Israel Coal
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel has signed a contract to
purchase $125 million worth of coal from Colombia during
the next five years, the Energy Ministry announced.
Australia and South Africa are currently Israel's principal
suppliers of coal.
Israel needs additional supplies of coal. About half of its
electrical capacity is produced by the coal-fired Hadera
power station.
Czechs To Loan Judaic Art
GENEVA (JTA) The National Museum in Prague has
agreed to lend Israel its world-famous collection of Judaica,
according to Czechoslovak diplomats here. They said the
loan will be made next April, when the Beit Hatefutsot, or
Museum of the Diaspora in Israel, opens an exhibition of
Czech Jewish art, in connection with a meeting of former
Czechoslovak Jews from all over the world.
Jewish Groups Protest Bombings
NEW YORK (JTA) Jewish organizations have joined
civil rights groups in expressing shock and dismay over a
series of letter bombings directed at public officials and the
offices of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People.
Envoy To Hungary Presents Credentials
VIENNA (JTA) Shlomo Merom, Israel's first ambassa-
dor to Budapest in more than 22 years, presented his
credentials to Hungarian President Matyas Szuris. Diplo-
matic relations between the two countries, broken by
Hungary at the time of the 1967 Six-Day War, were
restored in full Sept. 18.
Peaceniks To Talk With PLO
JERUSALEM (JTA) Some 500 peace activists from
kibbutzim announced that they would go to Cairo for talks
with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion. That would be a clear violation of the law, which
forbids Israelis from any contact with the PLO. But the
activists say they intend to conduct their mission "within
the limitations of the law."
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