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Volume 17 Number 3
Hollywood, Florida Friday, January 23, 1987
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Shiite Terrorists Say
They 'Executed'
Jewish Hostage
Artist's rendering of the New Beit HaShoah
Museum of Tolerance of the Simon Wiesenthal
Center in Los Angeles. Groundbreaking
ceremonies were held Sunday, Dec. 7 before an
audience of some 1,400 guests. The U million,
150,000 Sq. Ft. complex will house a museum,
library and research facility, auditorium
theatre and memorial garden. Designer is
Karl Katz of New York. James Gardner of
London and Herb Rosentkal of Los Angeles
will document the origins of hatred and pre-
judice, the rise of antirSemitxsm and the
history of the Nazi Holocaust. Opening is
scheduled for 1989.
The IDF Recruits
An Arab Virtuoso

By SIMON GRIVER
Her long black hair, cap-
tivating eyes and excep-
tional singing talent attract
both the eye and ear. Yet it
is not so much 18-year-old
Haya Samir's beauty and
musical ability that have
won her the hearts of
Israelis as her decision to
volunter for the army, even
though she is an Arab and a
Moslem.
Early in 1987, she will undergo
basic training in the Negev and
then join the Entertainment
Corps of the Southern Command
as a singer in their musical troupe.
She is eagerly anticipating the day
when she can don the uniform of
the IDF, though she concedes that
she would not be so enthusiastic if
she were being asked to fight
rather than sing.
THE DECISION to join the ar-
my was a difficult one which she
discussed carefully with her
parents. "We decided it was my
duty to join the army," she
stresses. "Israel has given us so
much. It is my country, and I feel I
owe it to do national service."
Haya claims her debt is much
greater than that of most Israeli
citizens. Her father is Youssef
Samir, an Egyptian journalist
who received political asylum in
Israel in 1968 after strongly
criticizing the late Egyptian
leader Gamel Abdul Nasser. To-
day, Youssef Samir works for the
Arabic Department of Israel
Radio and has written several
books about the Middle East.
Haya's mother is a kindergarten
teacher.
Haya was born in Israel and is
avowedly Israeli. "I cannot
understand why people want to
leave Israel," she says. "I love the
country and the people, whether
they be Jews or Arabs, and
Jerusalem will always be my
home."
Haya's parents have always liv-
ed in Jewish neighborhoods within
Jerusalem, and being the only
Arab child at school has often had
its problems. "Inevitably there
has been racism," she says. "As a
small child, I used to get very
upset by the nasty things people
said about Arabs, but there has
never been any animosity against
me personally.
HAYA HAS many Arab friends
and concedes that all of them have
been against her decision to join
the army. But, she stresses, they
are broad-minded enough to
tolerate the step she is taking. "I
hope to use my music as a bridge
of understanding between Jews
and Arabs," she says.
Haya describes herself as a
universalist, believing all the
religions worship the same God
and values. However, this does
not mean that her beliefs can be
bent to suit circumstances. "I will
marry the man I love," she
asserts, "regardless of whether he
is a Jew, Moslem or Christian. But
I will not convert out of conve-
nience. I was born a Moslem, and
that's the religion that will remain
on my identity card."
She also defends the Islamic at-
titude towards women. "I do not
believe that Islam has to sub-
jugate women," she claims. "It is
up to individuals and societies to
interpret the Koran in the way
that they want. It is the same as
Continued on Page 4-
By EDWIN EYTAN
PARIS (JTA) A
Shiite terrorist group in
Lebanon announced last
week that it "executed"
another Jewish hostage,
Yehouda Benesti, 70. He is
believed to be the ninth
Lebanese Jew murdered by
the group which calls itself
"The Organization of the
Oppressed (Mustadafin) in
the World."
He is also believed to be the
father of two other murdered
Jewish hostages; Ibrahim Benesti,
34, who was killed on February
15,1986, and Youssuf Benesti, 33,
murdered on Dec. 30.
THE EXACT identity and rela-
tionship of the victims is not en-
tirely clear because there is no
organized Jewish community in
Beirut. Jewish organizations here
have only sketchy documentation
on missing Jews believed taken
hostage.
The Mustadafin said it executed
its latest victim because of his ac-
tivities "on behalf of Israeli in-
telligence." It released a
photograph of an elderly bald-
headed man with a well-trimmed
white beard.
According to the group's an-
nouncements, 10 Lebanese Jews
were taken prisoner during the
last 20 months and nine have been
killed. Only three bodies have
been recovered, however. Those
were identified as Haim Cohen,
38, kidnapped on March 30, 1985
and murdered on December 24,
1985; Isaac Tarrab, 70, mur .ed
in late December 1985; and
Ibrahim Benesti.
The French Jewish community
has appealed to the French
government and to President
Amin Gemayel of Lebanon to try
to secure the release of Jewish
hostages still alive and the return
of the bodies of those put to death.
Shiite gangs are presently holding
19 French nationals hostage.
NEITHER the French Govern-
ment nor Gemayel seems to have
influence with the Shiite ex-
tremists in Lebanon. Terry Waite,
the Englishman representing the
Archbishop of Canterbury in try-
ing to secure the release of
hostages in Lebanon, has in-
tervened on behalf of the Jewish
victims, so far without success.
He told a press conference in
Beirut Monday night that he was
also trying to act on behalf of
Israeli prisoners of war in the
hands of various groups in
Lebanon but could do nothing
unless Israel "stops bombing
(south Lebanon) and opens the
way to a peaceful solution" in that
region.
Shiites claiming to speak for the
Mustadafin were quoted as saying
they would return the bodies of
the slain Lebanese Jews only if
Israel releases Lebanese and
Palestinian prisoners in custody of
the Israel-backed South Lebanon
Army (SLA).
Former Denver Home Of Golda Meir
May Face Demolition This Month
DENVER (JTA) The City of Denver
may succeed in doing what the combined
Arab armies never could destroying Golda
Meir's home. The Denver Building Depart-
ment board of appeals was set to vote Thurs-
day whether to order the demolition of the
Golda Meir House, the home of the late Israeli
premier from 1913-14.
The board decided last month to postpone
its final decision of an appeal by local
residents Mel and Esther Cohen of a demoli-
tion decision reportedly backed by Mayor
Federico Pena.
THEY WERE representing the Golda Meir
Memorial Association. To save the house, the
board ordered toe association to demonstrate
by Jan. 15 that it can restore, relocate and
utilize the building, entailing an extensive list
of conditions that could cost up to $150,000.
Meanwhile, the association must provide
additional security for the ramshackle struc-
ture, now stored on girders in the park here.
Building Department inspectors told the
board that the house is dangerous because of
structural weakness that could not practically
be restored due to deterioration.
Paul Hoskins, director of the city's Com-
munity Development Agency, said that the ci-
ty has spent upward of $27,000 and staff time
on utilizing the,house over the last six years.
THE ASSOCIATION asked for six months
to begin its efforts to create a memorial to
Meir with the house. It now is seeking fun-
ding from foundations as well as voluntary
labor. A structural engineer it hired said the
building would not immediately collapse and
could be restored.
There was bettor news regarding the Pearl
Street Temple here, which the City and Coun-
ty of Denver plan to purchase.
Mayor Pena called the building historically
and architecturally important. "It was the
center of the Jewish community for 60
years," said Rabbi Raymond Zwerin.
The city will invest $1 million. The Pearl
Street Temple Emanuel Foundation, the
organization formed in 1983 to prevent the
scheduled razing of the building, must raise
$250,000 to finalize the purchase.
Renovation of systems and addition of han-
dicap access will be funded by a $200,000 city
grant and $350,000 from the foundation,
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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, January 23, 1987
U.S. Official In Strong Pitch To Ditch Lavi Jet Fighter
Alternatives Offered
Peres Continues To Support Lavi Despite Pressure
Pentagon
Believes It's
Too Costly
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
U.S. Deputy Secretary of
Defense Dov Zackheim
wound up his visit to Israel
last Wednesday (Jan. 7)
with a strong pitch for alter-
natives to the Lavi, Israel's
second generation jet
fighter plane which the Pen-
tagon believes is too costly
to produce/
Zackheim, who arrived with a
number of proposed alternatives
to the Lavi, held a press con-
ference at the U.S. Embassy in
Tel Aviv following a meeting
earlier with Premier Yitzhak
Shamir. He also met during his
visit with Vice Premier and
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
and Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin.
THE AMERICAN official
stressed that the alternatives to
which Israel's defense establish-
ment promised to give serious
consideration were all aircraft
"that have been flown," whereas
the Lavi, except for the initial test
flight of a prototype recently, re-
mains an unknown quantity.
Details of the alternative air-
craft offered by Zackheim were
not released. Unofficial reports
said the most realistic option
would be based on the F-16,
manufactured by General
Dynamics. It would involve in-
creased purchases of that plane by
Israel and its modification by the
introduction of avionic and elec-
tronics systems developed by
Israel for the Lavi.
Zackheim challenged Israel's
cost projections for the Lavi, con-
tending that the plane would pro-
bably cost even more than the $55
million annually, currently an-
ticipated according to Israeli
calculations.
HE GAVE assurances that the
U.S. alternative proposals "would
provide work for Israeli industry,
including high technology work."
U.S. aid to Israel originally ear-
marked for the Lavi would then be
available for "other projects" he
said, but did not elaborate.
Zackheim stressed that Israel
could not realistically expect an
increase in American military aid
above the present $1.8 billion a
year "in the current budget
environment."
The Lavi prototype had its first
test flight on Dec. 31, which it
reportedly paaaed with flying col-
ors. Peres said after a meeting
with Zackheim that he still sup-
ports the Lavi project.
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Minister Shimon Peres said last week that he continues to
support the Lavi, Israel's second generation jet fighter
plane, despite U.S. efforts to persuade Israel to abandon
the project on grounds of excessive costs.
Peres spoke to reporters following a meeting with U.S.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Dov Zackheim who came to
Israel to propose alternatives to the Israel-built, American-
financed aircraft. Israel is under heavy pressure by the
Reagan Administration to give careful consideration to
Zackheim's report and proposals.
U.S. AMBASSADOR Thomas Pickering delivered a
personal message from Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger to Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin, supporting
Zackheim's report. It is expected to be reviewed by Israel's
defense establishment during the next few weeks before
Rabin raises the matter with the Cabinet.
A meeting between Zackheim and Rabin was reported-
ly devoted to alternatives to the Lavi, but there was no
broad discussion of them. The Pentagon official is said to
have brought with him at least f ve options, complete with
cost estimates and production schedules for consideration
by Israel.
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Aliya, Soviet Jewry Dominate
Opening Session Of Zionist Confab
By MARGIE OLSTER
PHILADELPHIA (JTA)
The urgent need for North
American aliya and the pro-
blems of Soviet Jewish emigra-
tion and drop-outs (neshira)
dominated the opening session
of the First Zionist Assembly
here last Sunday.
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
World Zionist Organization
and Jewish Agency Ex-
ecutives, and Israeli Deputy
Prime Minister David Levy ad-
dressed about 1,000 delegates
of American Zionist organiza-
tions, youth movements and
aliya support groups attending
the convention organized by
the American Zionist
Federation.
The highlight of the opening
session was alive satelite
broadcast by Israeli President
Chaim Herzog from the
Presidential residence in
Jerusalem.
Herzog, who answered ques-
tions from the delegates over
the phone, quipped: "The fact
that your opening plenary ses-
sion is devoted entirely to aliya
is no less than a landmark in
American Zionist history. I
would even dare to suggest
that the Shehecheyanu bless-
ing would be appropriate."
Herzog reminded the assembly
that not long ago, the subject
of aliya was taboo at Jewish
gatherings in the "affluent
diaspora."
He called on Zionists to come
to Israel, not only for the
benefit of the State, but for
their own personal growth.
"Aliya is most precious when
it is a response to the ideal of
Zion rather than to brutal
necessity ... we need you and
we know how much you can
mean to democracy in Israel.
But your olim will not only
give, they will surely also
receive."
Levy echoed Herzog's call in
a passionate speech delivered
in Hebrew with a simultaneous
English translation. "The
essence of Zionism is the
return to Zion. A free people in
its own country, master of its
destiny." Levy suggested that
Zionists have divided into two
camps, one in Israel and one in
the diaspora and this division
can only cause problems.
Dulzin forcefully addressed
the problems of Soviet Jewish
emigration and neshira, or
Soviet Jews who choose to set-
tle in the U.S. instead of
Israel.
"The issue of Soviet Jewry
must be raised constantly by
the Zionist movement, by the
State of Israel and by Jewish
communities everywhere." He
noted that the Soviet govern-
ment's oppressive emigration
policies are not the only cause
for the plight of Soviet Jews.
Those Soviet Jews who do
receive exit visas but choose to
settle in America are hurting
the struggle for freedom im-
measurably, he said. "Neshira
should be condemned in the
strongest terms as should all
the organizations that assist
them. Soviet Jews are not
refugees. Neshira undermines
the effort to open the gates of
the Soviet Union and provides
the Soviet Union with an ex-
cuse not to open them."
Dulzin also pointed out that
assimiliation of Jews in the
diaspora and decreasing birth
rates are the biggest threats to
Jewish existence. "One of the
most serious problems of our
time is the safeguarding of our
peole's national existence,"
Dulzin told the assembly.
Regarding the plight of Jews
in Syria and Ethopia, Dulzin
declaed: "Securing their
release is the historic mission
of our generation."
Herzog, responding to one of
several questions from the
youth movement delegates
over the phone, also discussed
the problems of Soviet Jewry.
"The pressure Israel can br-
ing from an international point
of view is very limited. We are
not a major power or an impor-
tant power. We can do our
best with feeling. When it
comes to pressure, this must
be the duty of the diaspora
Jewry and in particular of
American Jewry. It is the
Western world in the final
analysis that can bring about a
change."
Levy said the two major pro-
blems facing the Zionist move-
ment are yerida, the massive
immigration of Israelis to the
West, and assimilation. It is
paradoxical that Jews survived
centuries of oppression but
that in this era of wealth and
equality, Jews are assimilating
and disappearing, Levy said.
Herzog was also questioned
on the tensions between Or-
thodox extremists and non-
Orthodox in Israel. This is the
most serious problem Israel
faces today, he said.
"I would say that the source
of many of these problems lies
in the United States, in the
American Jewish community
. But I have to emphasize
here again that many of the
peripheral problems that we
have, racist problems, extreme
fanatical forms of Orthodox
that really do not recognize the
State of Israel, these are pro-
blems that have come from the
United States and are inciden-
tally to this day funded from
the United States."
One of Herzog's questioners,
Sam Shube, national chairman
of Telem The Movement for
Zionist Fulfillment challeng-
ed the Zionist establishment s
conception of aliya. "The
American Zionist Federation
is promoting the slogan that a
real Zionist is one who pays
dues. Do you agree with this
statement and what kind of
dues do you want from
American Zionists?" Shube
asked Herzog.
Herzog replied, "The dues I
want from the American
Zionists are the American
Jews. That's really what is the
most important thing of all."
He stressed that Israel is short
of manpower, especially in the
high technology fields, and
needs a critical mass of people
to retain its independence.
"I would say that while pay-
ing dues is very important in
the American Zionist Federa-
tion and everywhere else ...
the most important task world
Jewry and American Jewry
has is to come as far as they
can to Israel and in par-
ticular to encourage the youth
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Page 4 The Jewish Florio>n of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, January 23, 1987
The IDF Recruits An Arab Virtuoso
Haya's parents have always lived in Jewish
neighborhoods within Jerusalem, and being
the only Arab child at school has often had its
problems. "Inevitably there has been racism,'
she says. "As a small child, I used to get very
upset by the nasty things people said about
Arabs, but there has never been any animosity
aganist me personally."
Continued from Page 1
Judaism. European and American
Jewish women are much more
liberated than Oriental Jewish
women, yet they are no less Jews.
So it is with Islam. Even in the
Arab world, we see that the posi-
tion of women is far worse in
Saudi Arabia than in Egypt."
She emphasizes that her own
mother enjoys equality with her
father. This spirit clearly shines
through with Haya, who at pre-
sent manages her own career.
Though a member of the Hora
Yerushalayim choir, Haya is very
much an individualist. At every
performance, she sings at least
one solo number in Arabic, which
is always a great hit with the
audiences.
AFTER COMPLETING her ar-
my service, Haya intends study-
ing music in London, after which
she hopes to return to Israel to
take up a professional career. She
writes some of her own songs in
both Hebrew and Arabic and is
planning to bring out a solo album
in the near future. She exudes
confidence but not arrogance and
is already in great demand: she is
often asked to meet touring
musical stars like Isaac Stern and
is interviewed regularly by both
the domestic and foreign media.
Haya, however, possesses a
fiery determination not to be ex-
ploited when it is suggested to her
that she might, as an Arab in the
IDF, be used as a propaganda
weapon for Israel. "Nobody is go-
ing to feed me lines. I have my
own opinions about Israel and the
Arabs. I deeply respect Zionism.
The Jews fought with blood for
this land, and they deserve to
keep it. But they must learn to
have more respect for the
Palestinians.
Haya is earnest and naive and
knows she has much to learn. She
is bound for stardom and is level-
headed enough to cope with the
twin pressures of being a star and
being a high profile Arab in a
Jewish state. Haya Samir says
that she is an optimist, but then
she has much to be optimistic
about.
Haya Samir appearing at the Songs of Peace Festival in
Jerusalem, May 1986.
Experts Adopt Declaration On The Right Of Emigration And Return
NEW YORK (JTA) A
conference of legal experts at
the International Institute of
Human Rights in Strasbourg,
France, has adopted a highly
significant declaration on the
international right to leave
and return, it was reported by
Sidney Liskofsky, Director of
the Jacob Blaustein Institute
for the Advancement of
Human Rights of the
American Jewish Committee.
Co-sponsored by the Blaus-
tein Institute and assisted by a
grant from the Ford Founda-
tion, the conference called for
all nations to adopt legislative
or other measures ensuring
full enjoyment of the right to
leave one's country, tem-
porarily or permanently, and
to return; prohibit penalties or
reprisals against those seeking
to exercise that right; invoke
restrictions based on "national
security" only in situations
where the exercise of the right
poses a clear, imminent and
serious danger to the state.
Also, to impose no taxes or
fees, other than nominal ones
related to travel documents;
tolerate no lengthy or burden-
some procedures in issuing
documents or notification of
decisions; allow appeals of
decisions to higher ad-
ministrative or judicial bodies;
permit communication with in-
ternational organizations or
other bodies or persons with
regard to the right
The conference has forward-
ed its Strasbourg Declaration
to the 35 participating states
in the Helsinki Accords review
conference taking place in
Vienna, the Human Rights
Commissions of the Council of
Europe and the Organization
of American States, and other
inter-governmental as well as
non-governmental
organizations.
The conference was chaired
by Alexander Kiss, Secretary-
General of the Strasbourg In-
stitute. The Blaustein In-
stitute was represented by
Liskofsky. The participants in-
cluded experts from Europe,
the U.S., Latin America and
Africa as well as observers
from the UN Secretariat and
Council of Europe.
The declaration was design-
ed to serve as a model for the
expert member of the UN Sub-
commission on Discrimination
and Minorities, Mbonga-
Chipoya of Zambia, in carryng
out his mandate from that
body to prepare for the Com-
mission on Human Rights a
preliminary draft declaration
on the subject. The Subcom-
mission had recommended
nearly a auarter-century ago
that the UN adopt such a
declaration.
In elaborating their declara-
tion, Liskofsky said, the ex-
perts drew upon several model
drafts, in particular the
historic Uppsala Declaration
on the same subject adopted 14
years before at a conference
co-sponsored by the
Strasbourg and Blaustein In-
stitutes, at the University of
Uppsala, Sweden. He added:
"The issuance of the
Strasbourg Declaration came
on the heels of the Soviet
government's publication of a
recently promulgated decree
which took effect Jan. 1 adding
11 new provisions to others
now made public contained in a
1970 statute of the Council of
Ministers. Presented as an
easing of the emigration and
travel process, the new regula-
tions fall short in fundamental
ways of the standards in the
Strasbourg Declaration.
"They do not recognize
emigration as every person's
inherent right" as affirmed
in the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and in the legal-
ly binding International Cove-
nant on Civil and Political
Rights. They also refuse per-
mission to leave to applicants
without relatives in other
countries."
Moreover, Liskofsky noted,
they narrow the family connec-
tion basis for emigration to ap-
plicants seeking to be reunited
only with their closest kin
spouses, parents, and children
and siblings.
Also incompatible with the
Strasbourg Declaration,
Liskofsky stated, are the
broad and unqualified grounds
for denial of emigration,
among them, "knowledge of
state secrets," "reasons which
affect state security," the
"basic rights and legal in-
terests of the USSR," and
"preservation of the public
order," as well as the failure to
provide legal means of appeal
to higher administrative or
judicial bodies.
Some analysts, he said, find
reason for optimism in the fact
that the Soviet government
for the first time officailly
recorded its emigration rules,
which specified among other
seeming liberalizations, that
applicants refused permission
to emigrate or travel would be
told the reasons. However, the
overwhelming tendency of the
rules point to a continuing,
mainly "closed door" policy.
The Strasbourg Institute,
located at the site of the Coun-
cil of Europe, was founded in
1969 by Rene Cassin, renown-
ed French statesman and
Nobel Laureate and co-author
with Eleanor Roosevelt of the
Universal Declaration of
Human Rights.
The Blaustein Institute,
established in 1971 to
perpetuate the memory of
Jacob Blaustein, encourages
projects in human rights,
inter-religious understanding
and international affairs, areas
with which he was closely iden-
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Maass, Honorary President of
the American Jewish
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Israel Reacts With Concern to Arms Scandal
By LEORA FRUCHT
The Israeli government
has reacted cautiously to
news reports that Israel has
been helping the United
States to supply arms to
Iran. WM|pPrime Minister
Yitzhak TSfiamir has em-
phatically denied the
charge, the reactions of
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin have been
more equivocal.
Peres, who was in the United
States when the story appeared
on the covers of Time and
Newsweek, refused to confirm or
deny the reports, but said:
"Whether they are correct or not,
in my view Isrel did what it had to
do. If they are correct, everyone
understands it; if they're incor-
rect, then there is certainly no
problem."
Elaborating, Peres said that
"... in principle, if the United
States asked us for help to
liberate hostages, in my view,
from the viewpoint of moral com-
mitment and political common
sense, Israel should accede, and
would certainly do so."
DEFENSE MINISTER Rabin
maintained that Israel is a
sovereign state and, as such, "will
decide to whom and when to sell.
If we want to make this public, we
will; in most cases we prefer not
to do so. And we do not consider
ourselves obligated to report to
anyone in the world on this sub-
ject." Rabin insisted, however,
that Israel had never sold
American arms or weapons con-
taining American components
"without having received
authorization from the United
States."
Sources here say that even if the
news reports are accurate,
Shamir's outright denial could be,
at least, technically true. It is like-
ly that any arms deals with Iran
were negotiated by private in-
dividuals and not by the State of
Israel. Further, if only spare parts
and ammunition were involved,
that would not technically-
speaking constitute "arms," say
the sources.
Even the Knesset is still in the
dark regarding the alleged arms
sales. In an address to the
The Iranian Connection
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Relations Committee, Peres said
that the wisest course for Israel
would be to ignore the many er-
roneous news reports linking
Israel to the arms issue.
THE GOVERNMENT has
hinted that any alleged arms deals
with Iran were undertaken only in
order to help the United States
win back its hostages. "A
democratic state does everything
it can to save human lives," com-
mented Peres.
But that argument has been met
with skepticism by analysts here.
Ron Ben-Yishai of the Hebrew
daily Yediot Achronot raises this
issue: A year ago, two Israeli
soldiers were taken prisoner in
south Lebanon by Hezbollah, the
same organization that was
holding the American hostages.
Why hasn't the Israeli govern-
ment been able to negotiate their
safety, or at least ascertain their
whereabouts? "Charity," he
writes, "begins at home."
Writing in the Jerusalem Post,
Gideon Rafael, former director
general of the Foreign Ministry,
questions the whole premise of
trading arms for hostages. "Has
anyone in Israel, of sound mind,
ever contemplated trading
rockets for prisoners with Ahmed
Jibril?" he asks. "Why then sug-
gest such an eccentricity to our
best friends?"
WHILE acknowledging that
Israel would and should go out of
its way to help the United States,
analysts say that any alleged
Israeli involvement in arms sales
to Iran was likely undertaken in
order to serve Israel's own policy
a policy that may have been in
effect long before the American
arms for hostages deal was
struck.
The thrust of this policy is
believed to be the desire to stave
off an Iraqi victory in the Gulf
War and to establish a relation-
ship with the moderate elements
in the Iranian government.
These are the arguments former
Defense Minister Ariel Sharon is
said to have raised, in trying to
convince Washington of the
wisdom of providing arms to Iran
in 1981. There are conflicting
reports as to the outcome of the
meeting.
But in light of the recent
reports, these policy objectives
have become the subject Of debate
in Israel.
WHILE MANY Iran-watchers
agree that it may have been in
Israel's best interests to help
bolster Iran's fledgling military at
the beginning of the war, an Ira-
nian victory now seems imminent.
A win for Islamic fundamentalism
would not be to Israel's advantage
any more than an Iraqi victory
would be. Many Israelis think the
longer the war drags on the bet-
Continued on Page 8-
Who Is Vanunu?
From Nude Modeling to Leftwinger
Iranian forces strike at Iraqi positions near the port of Basra
By JAMES CHESKY
Perhaps the only Israelis
not shocked that nuclear
reactor technician
Mordechai Vanunu sold
what he claimed are the
secrets of Israel's atomic
weapons program are those
who knew him personally
students and lecturers at
Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev, where he was a
Master s degree candidate.
"I'm only surprised that it took
the Shin Bet (the General Security
Services) so long to find out that
he was a potential traitor," sug-
gested David Zigdon, the
manager of the university
cafeteria, where Vanunu spent
much of his free time arguing on
behalf of a Palestinian state.
"He felt deeply that the State of
Israel was discriminating against
the Arabs," said David Yussub,
who served with Vanunu on the
student council. "If any Israeli
could sell Israel's most highly
guarded secrets, it would have to
be Motti."
MORDECHAI VANUNU, 32,
was born in Marakesh, Morocco in
Mordechai Vanunu during his
army service.
1964. His father, Solomon, ran a
small store in Morocco until 1963,
when he, his wife, Mazal, and
their six sons and three daughters
immigrated to Israel and settled
in Beersheba.
Solomon Vanunu, 75, says that
his second son "Motti" was his
favorite. "He had a head for learn-
ing Torah, and I sent him to the
Wolfson Yeshiva (an ultra-
Orthodox school). I used to take
him there every day and would
take an interest in his studies."
After his second year at the
yeshiva, Vanunu lost interest in
Jewish studies and left Wolfson
the following year.
He volunteered for the army
three months before his 18th bir-
thday, hoping to become a pilot.
After he was rejected from pilots'
training, he went into the combat
engineering corps, rising to the
rank of first sergeant. Soldiers
who served with Vanunu describe
him as anything from an indif-
ferent to a naive, ineffective com-
mander. Although his unit has had
numerous reunions, Vanunu has
attended none of them.
AFTER MILITARY service,
Vanunu began to study physics at
Tel Aviv university, but quit dur-
ing his first year. He got a job at
Israel's experimental nuclear
reactor in the southern town of
Dimona, where he worked until he
was dismissed last November.
While working as a reactor
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Offended by Religious HI
Symbols in Public
Places? You Can Sue
NEW YORK A citizen
who avoids using a public
facility because it displays a
religious symbol that of-
fends his or her beliefs is
legally entitled to bring suit
to have the symbol remov-
ed, says the American
Jewish Congress.
In an amicus, or friend-of-the-
court, brief submitted on behalf of
itself and the Jewish Federation
of Hawaii, AJCongress argues
that a group of 15 civilian tax-
payers are entirely within their
rights in requesting that the
United States District Court for
the District of Hawaii order the
U.S. Marine Corps to remove a
65-foot-high lighted cross from
public display on a hillside at
Camp Holland M. Smith, outside
of Honolulu.
EARLIER THIS year, the
Navy's Judge Advocate General,
its chief legal officer, ruled that
the presence of the cross on the
base violated church-state separa-
tion. The base commander, Col.
Gene Castagnetti, ordered the
symbol removed, But he was
reversed by the Marine Corps
commandant, Gen. Paul X.
Kelley.
The 15 civilian plaintiffs, in-
cluding seven Christians, two
Buddhists, four Jews, a Unitarian
and a Quaker, brought suit in the
U.S. District Court, contending
that the maintenance of the cross
on military property "symbolized
governmental approval, sponsor-
ship, preference and endorsement
of a specific religion."
They also asserted that the
display "demeans, trivializes and
attempts to secularize a profound-
ly religious symbol."
U.S. GOVERNMENT at-
torneys, defending the presence
of the cross, asked that the suit be
dismissed on the grounds that the
civilian plaintiffs do not have
"standing" legal entitlement
to bring such a suit because they
are not directly affected by the
display.
The AJCongress-Federation
brief rejects this argument. It
points out that at least some of the
plaintiffs have assumed "special
burdens'' to avoid the
government-sponsored cross.
"It is by now well settled that
persons who are forced to assume
special burdens to avoid
(unwelcome religious exercises),
particularly if these persons are
'impressionable school children'
... have standing to challenge
those exercises," the brief
declares.
"Standing" is not limited to
those who suffer economic losses,
says the brief, which calls atten-
tion to a series of federal Circuit
Court decisions upholding the
standing of persons who are forc-
ed to assume "special burdens" in
order to avoid the impact of
government-sponsored religious
displays.
The brief cites an affidavit by a
Jewish plaintiff who stated that
the presence of the cross at Camp
Smith caused her children anxie-
ty. She added that "as a result of
the presence of the cross on the
hillside, I avoid going to that area
unless absolutely necessary
because I feel like an alien when I
am in the area." The presence of
the cross on the military base, she
said, had caused her children "to
question their status as American
citizens."
Vote Postponed
JERUSALEM (JTA) The
religious parties agreed last
Wednesday (Jan. 7) to postpone a
Knesset vote on the controversial
Who is a Jew amendment to the
Law of Return after a headcount
indicated they lacked the vote to
pass it
Premier Yitzhak Shamir, who
said he supports the measure in
principle, suggested that its spon-
sors wait a few weeks. The Labor
Party served notice it would vote
en bloc against the amendment
which would invalidate conver-
sions by non-Orthodox rabbis.
When a bill is defeated in the
Knesset, six months must pass
before it can be reintroduced. The
Who is a Jew amendment has
been consistently defeated over
the years.
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and remorse that, in
spite of their
Jewishness, they have
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Drug dependency and
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not moral deficiencies,
and can be treated suc-
cessfully. "A chemically
dependent person can be
recovering, but they will
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chemically dependent
person can never
recover to the point
where they can touch
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Once you are a pickle,
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Alcoholics, Chemically
Dependent Persons and
Significant Others.)
The purpose of JACS
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Five Years After Death
Swashbuckler Dayan Still Arouses Many Passions
By SIMON GRIVER
Five years after his death,
Moshe Dayan remains a
figure who arouses pas-
sions. To some he was the
swashbuckling hero who
brought swift victory in the
Six-Day War, while to
others he was a turncoat
who treacherously legitimiz-
ed the Likud by changing
parties after the 1977 elec-
tion. To some he was a
romantic hero who epitomiz-
ed the bravery of the
modern sabra, while to
others he was an irresponsi-
ble womanizer.
Dayan's influence over issues of
war and peace remains monumen-
tal. As Chief of Staff in the early
1950's, he built the IDF into a
modern fighting force and led it to
victory in the Sinai Campaign. As
Defense Minister in 1967, he par-
ticipated in the stunning successes
of the Six-Day War and in the
public eye became the main hero.
Though Defense Minister dur-
ing the Yom Kippur War of IMS,
the Agranat Commission of In-
quiry cleared him of responsibility
for initial losses during that war.
Nevertheless, his reputation suf-
fered enormously as a conse-
quence and marked the beginning
of his decline and eventual
resignation.
But Dayan was as much a
peacemaker and statesman as a
soldier. He met with Jordan's
Emir Abdullah and helped
negotiate the armistice after the
War of Independence. He conceiv-
ed the policy of an open border
with Jordan after 1967 and, most
important, as Foreign Minister in
Menacbem Begin's government
(which he joined after controver-
sially leaving his own party), he
was one of the architects of the
Camp David Peace Accords with
Egypt.
FOR MUCH of world Jewry
and supporters of Israel, Dayan
symbolized the tabra or native
Israeli. Born in 1915 in Deganya,
the first kibbutz, he grew up on
Nahalal, the first moshav. His
father, Shmuel Dayan, was a
Knesset member and a leader of
the moahav movement, and his
mother was a popular and forceful
figure in the Socialist Zionist
movement.
Dayan was endowed with a
fierce individualism and in-
dependence that often alienated
him from Israel's establishment
After the War of Independence,
the IDF was made up of officers'
who had joined the British army
and those who had fought in the
Palmach.

pointed Minister of Defense. It
was generally felt that Prime
Minister Levy Eshkol and his
cabinet did not have the daring
imagination to defeat the coun-
try's enemies.
HISTORY HAS proven that
Dayan was the right man for the
job. What was incredible was the
sense of security that Dayan was
able to instill even before battle
commenced. Dayan's first wife,
Ruth, recalls overhearing some
women chatter on the eve of the
Sue-Day War. "Now that Dayan is
Minister of Defense," one said, "I
can sleep soundly at nights."
Dayan possessed a charisma
which is the privilege of few peo-
ple. This charisma often got into
deep waters, and he gained a
reputation for sexual profligacy.
His womanizing as well as his
rather high-handed attitude to
people and especially his attitude
to archeological artifacts which he
would acquire sometimes by
dubious methods in support of his
consuming hobby, were often used
to depict him as a ruthless man
who took whatever he wanted.
This was somewhat of an unfair
caricature. The austere socialism
of Degania and Nahalal always re-
mained in his blood as did a keen
sense of justice. He once caused a
traffic accident through reckless
driving. Unlike many of his
Knesset colleagues, he waived his
parliamentary immunity and in-
sisted on standing trial. He was
found guilty and had his drivers'
license suspended for three
months.
THOUGH IN the words of Ruth
Dayan, "Women he had never
met would throw themselves at
his feet." Moshe Dayan was
essentially a family man. Divorced
from Ruth in 1971, he married his
second wife Rachel, with whom he
lived until his death. Dayan is also
survived by two sons Udi, who
works the family plot at Nahalal;
Assi, an actor and film producer;
and his daughter, Yael, an ac-
complished novelist and Labor
Party activist who is tipped to
follow her father and grandfather
into the Knesset.
Perhaps the most telling tribute
to Dayan was that though he
never became Prime Minister, he
is still remembered as a symbol
and icon of the nation. Five years
after his death, his memory is still
very much alive.
HERO MOSHE DAYAN: A scoundrel too?
Dayan antagonized them both.
He despised British spit and
polish, and when he was Com-
mander of Jerusalem in 1949, he
dismissed his aide-de-camp for
persistently saluting and taking
too much care over his dress. On
the other hand, he felt that
Palmach veterans had injected a
form of elitism into the DDF that
was harmful and nationally
divisive.
Indeed Dayan's particular
talents might never have shone
through if it were not for the fact
that Ben-Gurion saw him as a kin-
dred spirit and fellow maverick.
IT WAS Ben-Gurion who in-
sisted that Dayan become Chief of
Staff, ensured that he be elected
In 1965, Dayan followed, albeit
reluctantly, his mentor, Ben-
Gurion when he split from the
Mapai (Labor) Party and formed
bis own Rafi list, together with
others of his closest supporters
such as Shimon Peres, Yitzhak
Navon and Teddy Kollek. The
split was repaired before the Six-
Day War of 1967 when national
unity became the pressing
priority.
It was during this period that
Dayan's popularity in Israel
became apparent. As Egyptian
President Gamal Abdel Nasser
threatened Israel in May, 1967,
there was an irresistible ground-
swell of opinion that Dayan be ap-
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Defense Ministry Says 'No'
Refuses To Allow Two
Arabs To Attend Meeting
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Defense Ministry has
refused to allow two prominent Palestinians to attend an
international symposium on the Middle East at the Univer-
sity of San Diego in southern California next week. The ban
apparently does not apply to three other Palestinians in-
vited to the symposium.
The two denied permission to leave are Mustapha Abd
A-Nabi Natshe, the former Mayor of Hebron, and Fayez
Abu-Rahme, a lawyer from Gaza. Security sources said
there was concern they would use the occasion to meet with
hostile elements but cud not elaborate.
NATSHE AND ABU-RAHME were to have been part
of a large Israeli delegation. The invitees include Abba
Eban, chairman of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee; Knesset members, David Libai and
Shulamit Aloni; Prof. Shimon Shamir, a leading expert on
Middle East affairs; Hanna Seniora, editor of the East
Jerusalem Arabic daily ElrFajer; Hatem Abu-Ghazale, a
Palestinian educator from Gaza; and Dr. Sari Nusseibeh of
Bir Zeit University in the West Bank.
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favor their cause. But at cabinet
sessions, Dayan would insist that
more money was needed for in-
dustrial growth, while agriculture
had limited potential.
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood/Friday, January 28, 1987
From Nude Posing to Leftwing:
Who Is Mordechai Vanunu?

Israel Reacts With Concern
To Iran Scandal in U.S.
Continued from Page 5
technician, Vanunu registered to
study economics at Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev in Beer-
sheba. He transferred from
economics to geography and then
to philosophy, in which he obtain-
ed a BA after eight years of study.
"He was one of the students we
called 'the founding genera-
tion,' says one university stu-
dent who did not want to be
quoted by name. "It seemed as if
Motti had always been here and
would always be here."
"When Vanunu first entered
the university, his views were ex-
treme rightwing," says Avner, a
student who has known Vanunu
for eight years. "He gradually
shifted to the left and then to the
extreme left."
MANY OF the students believe
Vanunu's political views were an
expression of extreme loneliness
and craving for attention. Several
recall one particularly odd inci-
dent at a student clubhouse in
which Vanunu stood on a chair
and, for no apparent reason, drop-
ped his pants.
Other students said that
Vanunu suffered from an in-
feriority complex as a Sephardi
Jew. "He just never seemed to fit
in with the Jewish students," says
Avner. "Although many Sephardi
Jews fill positions of responsibility
here, he saw his own isolation as
part of an overall system of
discrimination by Ashkenazi Jews
against Sephardi Jews. So he
started eating with the Arab
students and soon became their
defender at meetings."
Vanunu founded the BGU
chapter of the leftist group Cam-
pus and attended dozens of
demonstrations on behalf of Arab
rights at Ben-Gurion University.
Photographs in Israeli
newspapers show Vanunu
demonstrating on behalf of a
Palestinian state.
"He is a person who cares about
the underdog," says Fawzi Mussa,
head of the Arab Students Com-
mittee at BGU. "He believed that
we were not getting our fair share
of dormitory rooms and grants.
And he was willing to come out
and say so publicly."
IN OCTOBER, 1985, Vanunu
NCSJ Report Rebukes USSR For
'Hollow' Humanitarian Moves
By SUSAN BIRNBAUM
NEW YORK (JTA) -
The National Conference on
Soviet Jewry, in its year-
end report, rebukes the
Soviet Union for "a year of
dramatic, but largely disap-
pointing developments" in
human rights and Jewish
emigration.
In an 18-page wrap-up of Soviet
moves and statements on human
rights released last week at a
press conference in Washington,
the NCSJ assails the new policy of
what is being called glasnost, or
openness, in the USSR since
Mikhail Gorbachev assumed
leadership as merely a tactical
shift, more cosmetic than real,
and decries the new Soviet
"humanitarian campaign" as
"hoUow."
THE NCSJ reports that Jewish
emigration dropped 20 percent
from the already low 1985 figure,
with only 914 Jews leaving the
Soviet Union last year as com-
pared to 1,140 in 1986.
The NCSJ also accuses the
USSR of attempting to "close the
book" on Jewish emigration by
making statements such as that at
the Bern follow-up conference on
the Helsinki Accords in April,
when they said that "they could
not permit the sending of Jews to
the 'war danger zone' of Israel."
Such statements have been
followed, says the NCSJ, by the
concrete new emigration regula-
tions which went into effect Jan.
1, which "fixed in law the narrow-
ly defined family" of parents,
children and siblings who may in-
vite relatives to join them abroad,
"condemning hundreds of
thousands of Jews from ever ap-
plying for, much less receiving,
permission to emigrate."
THE NCSJ report says that
"nearly 380,000" have begun the
process of applying to emigrate.
Of the 380,000, the NCSJ inden-
tifie8 over 11,000 as refuseniks.
These cases, states the NCSJ,
have been repeatedly raised with
Soviet officials, notably by Presi-
dent Reagan at the Reykjavik
summit last October.
The NCSJ report, titled "The Il-
lusion of Glasnost: A survey on
the Status of Soviet Jewry in
1986," notes that in April, a top
Moscow specialist on nationality
questions delivered a lecture
before a leading Soviet propagan-
da body in which he "acknowledg-
ed that 10 to 15 percent of Soviet
Jews currently would seek to
emigrate," a figure which tallies
more with Western figures than
with official Soviet statements on
the number of Jews wishing to
emigrate.
This acknowledgement, says the
NCSJ, was rendered "hollow" by
the actual number of Jews permit-
ted to emigrate.
THE "good news" of the
release of "several prominent
former POC's and long-term
refuseniks. .allowed to
emigrate," was accompanied by
"a cynical twist" of the release of
Inessa Flerova and her family to
go to Israel to give her bone mar-
row to her leukemia-stricken
brother, Michael Shirman, when it
appeared to be far too late for the
procedure.
The NCSJ report also noted
that David Goldfarb, released sud-
denly in October and brought to
the U.S. aboard Armand Ham-
mer's private jet, was subsequent-
ly found to have lung cancer,
"tragic proof," it says, "that he
had not received adequate medical
attention in the Soviet Union."
The NCSJ report notes that
nearly half the number of
Prisoners of Conscience were
sentenced to prison or labor camp
since Gorbachev took the reins of
the Soviet government. Just
within the past eight months, the
report says, "alarming news con-
tinued to reach the West of the
physical abuse of several Jewish
prisoners, especially Aleksei
Magarik, Yuli Edelshtein, Iosif
Begun and Vladimir Lifshitz."
THE REPORT also notes the
tightening of the vice on religious
observances, inluding the shor-
tage of matzoh at Passover, raids
on private homes at Purim, warn-
ings of prominent teachers of
Jewish culture and religion, and
the denial of basic rights of
religious observance as written in-
to the Helsinki Accords.
Gorbachev's promise at the
Geneva summit of November,
1985, as well as in other public
statements, to resolve
"humanitarian cases in the spirit
of cooperation," writes the NCSJ,
remains "mere words."
attended an Arab student gather-
ing at the University. After a
huge PLO flag was unfurled on
the stage, Vanunu stood up and
called for the establishment of a
Palestinian state.
Vanunu was fired from his job
at the nuclear reactor in
November, 1985. The next month,
he applied for membership in the
Rakah Communist Party. On his
.application, he answered the ques-
tion as to why he wanted to join
with the statement, "because I
identify with your position."
Shortly after his dismissal,
Vanunu tried nude modelling at
the School of Visual Arts in Beer-
sheba. He received IS50 ($33) for
a three-hour session. Interviewed
by an Israeli newspaper at the
time, Vanunu said that he was
also considering performing nude.
After his second session as a
model, Vanunu was told that he
was "not suitable." One of the art
instructors at the school, who did
not want to be identified by name,
said that Vanunu was "too ner-
vous and moved too much."
Several days later, Vanunu told
his classmates that he was leaving
Israel for an indeterminate time.
He sold his apartment and board-
ed a ship for Greece and the Far
East.
HE FINALLY surfaced in
August in Sydney, Australia,
where he converted to Christiani-
ty. He sold information on Israel's
nuclear capability to the London
Sunday Times for a reported half
million dollars. But before the
story was published and before he
could collect, Vanunu
disappeared.
On Nov. 9, the Israeli govern-
ment announced that Vanunu was
being held in an Israeli prison and
would be tried for treason.
. Vanunu's father says he no
longer regards Mordechai as his
son. Solomon Vanunu, who sells
religious articles in the Beersheba
market, disowned his son when he
converted to Christianity.
"Whatever Mordechai did," says
his father, "he will have to pay for
it. Perhaps that will clear the
family of the shame he has
brought on us."
Israel Scene
Continued from Page 5
ter. Analysts ask why Israel did
not foresee that Iran was getting
the upper hand in the war.
Said Aharon Yariv, a former
head of military intelligence: "We
have a long-term interest in rela-
tions with Iran. I can understand
selling arms to Iran when the
country is in a difficult situation
. .. What I do not understand, and
I hope this did not happen, would
be the sale of arms to Iran in quan-
tity and kind that could result in
victory for the Khomeini regime
because this could be a disaster
for us."
Also being questioned is the
assumption that there are any
"moderates" in the Iranian
government. What assurances are
there that any so-called moderates
would emerge in control of the
country? And how likely is it that
they would be grateful to the
Jewish State for having supplied
them with arms?
THE LEFTIST daily Al
Hamishmar, questions whether
Israel's alleged aid to Iran did not
jeopardize relations with the one
Arab country with whom she is at
least officially at peace Egypt.
The paper suggests that at one
point Egypt was struggling to
draw Jordan and Iraq into a
moderate pro-Western alliance
which might have been willing to
talk to Israel.
However, in supplying arms to
Iran, writes the paper, Israel sid-
ed with the radical Arab states
(Syria and Libya), alienating
Egypt and frustrating the chances
of forming such a moderate Arab
alliance.
Above all, the reports concern-
ing Israel's alleged arms sales to
Iran have prompted a debate on
how such decisions are arrived at
and by whom. There is fear that
the interests of the country's arms
dealers may be influencing
foreign policy.
THE GOVERNMENT is sup-
posed to raise all arms transac-
tions at a subcommittee of the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and Rela-
tions committee. But in this case,
it seems that only the prime
minister and foreign and defense
ministers know the full story
behind the reports.
Several members of the subcom-
mittee have complained that this
is not the first time the govern-
ment has failed to keep them in-
formed of its arms transactions.
The latest reports on arms sales to
Iran have already triggered a call
for a reevaluation of that policy.
Israel Scene
Ferrying Fighters
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
The Palestine Liberation
Organization is using civilian
aircraft with Red Crescent
markings to ferry PLO
fighters from a base in Sanaa,
North Yemen, to Beirut by
way of Jedda in Saudi Arabia.
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Temple Update
Temple Beth Ahm
Sabbath Services will begin Fri-
day, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. with Rabbi
Avraham Kapnek officiating and
Cantor Stuart Kanas chanting the
Liturgy. ifiotf
Saturday morning services
begin at 8:45 a.m. After services
there will be a luncheon Book
Review given by Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek. Topic will be "Yordim"
by Micha Lev. Luncheon is by
reservations only.
Sisterhood will have their Paid-
Up-Membership on Tuesday, Jan.
27 at 7:30 p.m.
Temple Executive Board will
meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8
p.m.
Minyan meets daily at 8 a.m.
Evening services Monday-
Thursday are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
evening at 5 p.m.
Temple Sinai
The Friday evening Sabbath
service on Jan. 23 will begin at 8
p.m. in the Temple sanctuary,
with Rabbi Richard J. Margolis
and Cantor Miaha Alexandrovich
officiating. Mary Feldman will
sponsor the Oneg Shabbat follow-
ing the service and the pulpit
flowers for the Shabbat, in honor
of her 90th birthday. '_
Saturday morning Sabbath ser-
vice begins at 9 a.m. in the
sanctuary.
Adult Education programs con-
tinue with the addition of a new
two-part mini series beginning
Monday, Jan. 26 at 8:15 p.m. Four
sessions of film and discussion on
"Seeing the World Through
Jewish Eyes" will be moderated
by Sandra Ross, Educational
Director of Temple Sinai.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, the fourth
Tuesday series will continue at
6:30 p.m. An interesting program
is being planned.
Other adult education classes in-
clude beginning Hebrew, "The
World Today And How It Affects
Us," learning Yiddish, a study of
Abraham Joshua Heschel, an in-
troduction to the world of the
Talmud, and conversational
Hebrew, as well as the popular
Luncheon Forum with the Rabbis
series and the Golden Age of Can-
tors. For more information on the
adult education programs, please
call the temple office at 920-1577.
Sunday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., the
Cantor's Concert will take place
featuring Temple Sinai's Cantor
Misha Alexandrovich. General ad-
mission tickets and some reserved
seats are available in the temple
office.
MISHA ALEXANDROVICH
will appear in the concert at Tem-
ple Sinai, 1201 Johnson Street,
Hollywood, on Sunday, Feb. 8,
1987, at 7:30 p.m. He will oresent
a new program of ancient Russian
romances, operatic arias, Yiddish
folk songs, Israeli songs, cantorial
music, and join in duets by Verdi,
Cataloni, Doniaett, Bizet and
Charpenties with Barbara Garner,
an internationally-known concert
soprano. Accompanist for the con-
cert is Jack Baras.
From the time Miaha Alexan-
drovich, who presently serves as
Cantor of Temple Sinai of
Hollywood, left Russia, the saga
of events leading up to his coming
to South Florida has been filled
with public acceptance wherever
and whenever he has appeared in
concert.
Examples of the praise he has
received from around the country
include: from Temple Beth
Abraham in California, "Our ex-
perience with Misha Alexan-
drovich was truly one in a lifetime
. More than five encores with a
standing ovation His thrilling
presentation entertained oor au-
dience as never before!", from the
New York Times after two well-
received recitals in Carnegie Hall,
"From the beginning to the end,
he captured his listeners with his
most impressive artistry ... His
voice is juicy and full of feeling. ..
He lives every word within the
piece and its melody"; and a
leading New York impresario
stated, "There are no more than
two or three singers in this world
who can match his artistry ... A
talent like his comes along a few
times in a generation."
Alexandrovich speaks 11
languages Russian, Yiddish,
Hebrew and Italian fluently;
the rest he reserves for the
operatic arias he renders. His
familiarity with these additional
languages enables him to bring
genuine feeling to his musical in-
terpretations of the words.
A lyric tenor with the Russian
opera, by the time he left Russia
Alexandrovich had released over
70 albums and appeared in more
than 5,000 highly-acclaimed
recitals. He had the exceptional
distinction as a Jew in the USSR
of being named an Artist
Laureate of that country.
In his book, "Memoirs of A
Singer" which begins at the time
Joseph Stalin's army invaded his
native Latvia, he documents his
struggle to emigrate to Israel. In
1971, aided by Golda Meir and U
Thant, then Secretary-General of
the United Nations, Alexan-
drovich was finally able to leave
the USSR. His book contains an
important message for all people
of the free world, and his continu-
ing deep concern for his fellow
Jews has led him to strive con-
stantly to bring about the release
of the Russian Refuseniks.
Alexandrovich has brought joy
to millions of people in his lifetime
and continues to do so at Temple
Sinai.
Temple Beth Shalom
Dr. Morton Malavaky, rabbi,
will conduct services at Temple
Beth Shalom, 1400 North 46 Ave.,
Hollywood, this weekend, assisted
by Cantor Irving Gold. Service
will begin at 8:15 p.m., Friday,
Jan. 23 and will be dedicated to
Linda Gail Sinclair, who will
celebrate her Bat Mitzvah that
evening. Linda is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Sinclair.
Linda attends University School
and is a member of the National
Junior Honor Society. She attends
pre-confirmation class at Beth
Shalom. Grandparents attending
are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sinclair,
Hollywood and Sarah Greener,
Pembroke Pines. Pulpit flowers
and oneg shabbat reception will be
Continued on Page 12
The Fairways of Emerald Hills was "on the air" recently to
announce their grand opening, featuring a live broadcast
from the community hosted by Ron Harrison, sports direc-
tor for WINZ-AM (U NEWS). In between his reports about
The Fairways' exceptional country club lifestyle and
elaborate residences, Harrison (front seat, left) took the
"golf cart tour" of the community, led by Sales Director
Paul Stern (right). Located in Hollywood's renowned
Emerald Hills community, The Fairways' attractive con-
dominiums offer splendid golf course or garden views.
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Note* Peace Prize in a ceremony a
Jerusalem's Ramada Renaissance Hotel.
Mayor Teddy Kollek (right) presents Elie
Wiesel with a medal in honor of his winina the
Soviet Hype
On The Emigration Issue
By MICHAEL SOLOMON
MONTREAL (JTA) -
McGill University law pro-
fessor Irwin Cotler, an
internationally-known human
rights activist, believes the
Soviet Union is presently con-
ducting "a human rights offen-
sive magisterially organized by
Mikhail Gorbachev" but signi-
fying little or no change in
human rights policies, in-
cluding the emigration of
Soviet Jews.
In an exclusive interview,
Cotler described his confronta-
tion with two ranking Soviet
officials at the recent Vienna
review conference on the
Helsinki Accords. He also pro-
vided a six-point litmus test to
determine whether recent
Soviet statements and acts are
a smokescreen or an earnest
move to improve human rights
for Soviet citizens.
IN COTLER'S opinion
there is a public relations of-
fensive characterized by the
release of high profile
refuseniks and dissidents such
as Andrei Sakharov and his
wife, Yelena Bonner, from in-
ternal exile in the closed city of
Gorky.
Other facets of the offensive
which Cotler called "un-
precedented in Soviet history"
are the numerous articles in
the Soviet press denouncing
the conviction of innocent peo-
ple; the enactment of new
emigration statutes the first
codification of emigration
regulations; and Gorbachev's
new, seemingly open style of
diplomacy.
It also consists of a will-
ingness to discuss the cases of
dissidents and acknowledge-
ment of past mistakes, Cotler
said.
"I came to the conclusion
after five-and-a-half hours of
talks with Yuri Kashlev, Am-
bassador and head of the
Soviet delegation (at the Vien-
na conference), and Vladimir
Morozov, senior spokesman of
the Foreign Ministry, that we
were confronted by a human
rights offensive of unsurpass-
ed magnitude," Cotler said.
"I MENTIONED to the two
leaders that while their
declarations on human rights
and the release of prominent
dissidents is to be welcomed,
the overall situation con-
tradicted their declarations. In
a word, that there remains
under the rule of Gorbachev a
persistent and pervasive
assault on human rights in the
USSR.
" 'Our declarations,' they
replied, 'are not propaganda
for export' and there has been
a real change in Soviet policy,
a 'new orientation.' They
hastened to add that all these
changes will take some time to
be implemented. Both insisted
that what was needed now was
'a spirit of mutual trust and
good will.'"
Cotler said that when he
brought up the specific case of
Ida Nudel, "a case on which I
worked for the last eight years
and told them I could see no
reason for her imprisonment
and now for her banishment
instead of allowing her to re-
join her sister, Dana Fridman,
in Israel, Morozov and Kashlev
said that there were 'state
reasons' which prevented her
departure.
"I OBJECTED," Cotler
said, "quoting Gorbachev
himself, who declared that no
one can invoke state reasons
after a lapse of more than 10
years, or in Nudel's case, 15
years have elapsed since she
first asked for a visa."
Cotler said he told the Soviet
officials, "As long as you keep
her a prisoner, nobody is going
to believe your statements on
human rights." He said they
reminded him of his conversa-
tion with Soviet Justice
Minister Alexander Sucharev
in Geneva in November, 1985,
about imprisoned Soviet
Jewish dissident Anatoly
Sharansky and six weeks
later Sharansky was released,
indicating also a change in
Nudel's fortunes.
"They told me that the very
day we met, Nov. 7, the Soviet
government was making
public in Moscow a new law
regulating emigration."
"I said to the leaders of the
Soviet delegation in Vienna
that Ida Nudel was a symbol
for the fate of Soviet Jewry as
a whole and that I was talking
about tens of thousands of
refuseniks, some in detention
for their justified and legal
rights to emigration," Cotler
said.
COTLER said he concluded
their conversation by telling
them that the real test of their
statements will be verification
of the following measures:
Will there be a significant
increase on Jewish emigra-
tion? "Personally, I am con-
cerned that the new law will
serve to restrict rather than to
permit emigration."
Will there be a resolution
of long-standing cases of fami-
ly reunification? "There has
been no movement, so far, on
11,000 refusenik cases."
Will there be a release of
Helsinki monitors and
Prisoners of Conscience? "In
fact, more Jewish Prisoners of
Conscience have been arrested
under Gorbachev than under
his predecessors."
Will contacts between
Soviet citizens and foreigners,
tourists, coreligionists and
scientists be facilitated?
Will there be an abatement
of religious and cultural
oppression?
Will there be an end, once
and for all, to the state-
sponsored anti-Semitism?
COTLER SAID he met with
Sharansky recently in New
York, and he characterized the
Soviet Union as "a curtain of
words." Cotler said: "Without
the above verification
measures the Soviet Union re-
mains a curtain of words."
He added: "The question re-
mains: is what is now going on
in the USSR a mere 'curtain of
words' or will it open a window
of light for the humiliated and
persecuted people in the
Soviet Union?1'
Evan Installed
ALBANY (JTA) Malka
Evan has been installed as presi-
dent of the newly formed United
Jewish Federation of Nor-
theastern New York, the union of
die former federations of Albany
and Schenectady, N.Y.
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Religious directory
ORTHODOX
Coagregatiea Levi Yitxthok Lubavitch, 1296 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.. Hallan
dale; 468-1877. Rabbi Rafael Tennenhau*. Daily services 7:66 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday morning, 9 a.m., Saturday evening, 7:30 p.m., Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Religious school: Grades 1-8. Nursery school Monday
through Friday.
Youg Israel of HoUywaod 3291 Stirling Road; 966-7877. Rabbi Edward Davis.
Daily services. 7:30 a.m., sundown: Sabbath services, one hour before sundown; Sab-
bath morning, 9 o'clock; Sunday, 8 a.m.
CONSERVATIVE
Hallandale Jewish Center 416 NE 8th Ave.; 464-9100. Rabbi Carl Klein. Daily
services, 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:46 a.m
Temple Beth Shalom 1400 N. 46th Ave.. Hollywood; 981-6111. Rabbi Morton
Malavsky. Daily services, 7:46 a.m., sundown; Sabbath evening, 8:16 p.m.; Sabbath
morning, 9 o'clock. Religious school: Kindergarten-8.
Temple Beth Aha 9730 Stirling Road, Hollywood; 431-6100. Rabbi Avraham
Kapnek. Services daily 8 a.m.; Sabbath 8 p.m School: Nursery, Bar Mitxvah, Judaica High School.
Tesiple Israel of Miramar 6920 SW 36th St.; 961-1700. Rabbi Raphael Adler.
Daily services, 880 a.m.; Sabbath, 8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 8:46 a.m. Religious
School: pre-kindergarten-8.
Temple Sinai 1201 Johnson St., Hollywood: 920-1677. Rabbi Richard J. Margolis,
8 p.m.; Sabbath morning, 9 a.m. Religious school: Pre-kindergarten-Judaica High
School.
REFORM
Temple Beth El 1361 S. 14th Ave., Hollywood; 920-8225. Rabbi Samuel Z. Jaffe.
Sabbath evening 8 p.m. Sabbath morning 11 a.m. Religious school: Grades K-10.
Temple Beth Emet 10801 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines: 431-3638. Rabbi
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at 7:30 p.m. Religious school: Pre-lrindergarten-10.
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Friday, January 23, 1987/The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-Hollywood Page 11
Poll Shows
Christian Faith Doesn't Spur Anti-Semitism in Some
NEW YORK Results
[made public of a nationwide
[survey of evangelical and
fundamentalist Christian at-
titudes towards Jews
I challenge some commonly
held assumptions, according
[to the Anti-Defamation
[League of B'nai B'rith
[which commissioned the
|poll.
Conducted among a sampling of
[l,000 religiously conservative
iristians in September and Oc-
Itober by the Houston-based Tar-
|ranee, Hill, Newport and Ryan
rch organization, the survey
sealed that most of them do not
|"consciously use their deeply-held
iristian faith and convictions as
[justification for anti-Semitic views
at Jews" and gave the following
examples:
90 percent disagreed with a
statement that "Christians are
Justified in holding negative at-
titudes towards Jews since the
Jews killed Christ," five percent
and five percent said they
/ere "unsure."
34 percent felt that God views
lews "more favorably than other
non-Christians" based on their
elief that "Jews are God's chosen
aple" and the fact that Jesus
vas himself a Jew. Ten percent
felt that God views Jews "less
favorably than other non-
Christians."
86 percent disagreed with the
[ assertion that "God does not hear
the prayer of a Jew." And, among
Baptists the statement was
originally made in 1981 by the
then-president of the Southern
I Baptist Convention, the Rev.
I Bailey Smith only 12 percent
[agreed.
68 percent said Jews are view-
ed by God "no differently than
other non-Christians" because
they have not accepted Jesus, 20
percent said they may be judged
"more harshly" and 12 percent
were "unsure."
ADL NATIONAL director
Nathan Perlmutter said the
survey is part of the agency's
ongoing analyses of Christian at-
titudes toward Jews and*#iat
many of the findings of thi^f^-
ticular poll are significant in view
of the increased prominence in re-
cent years of religiously conser-
vative Christians in this country
"a group about which Jews
have expressed apprehension."
He added:
"While there are areas of impor-
tant disagreement between the
Jewish community and
evangelicals and fundamentalists,
such as prayer in schools and the
teaching of evolution, these
reflect differing values. Their sup-
port of voluntary prayers in the
school, for instance, is no more
necessarily anti-Semitic than our
opposition to prayer is anti-
religious. In a culturally pluralistic
society, it is possible to be at op-
posite ends of an issue without
religious bigotry being
operative."
The ADL official cited as
"troubling" the survey's finding
that although 67 percent of the
sampling revealed no secular anti-
Semitic attitudes as measured by
their responses to seven
statements in an "anti-Semitic in-
dex," 22 percent agreed with one
of the anti-Semitic characteriza-
tions and another 21 percent with
two or more.
ONLY FIVE percent of those
surveyed accepted four or more of
the statements as valid. It was
found that 49 percent of those bet-
ween 18 and 34 years of age
agreed with at least one of the
a/iti-Semitic characterizations
compared to 34 percent of those
55 and over.
The survey noted a statistically
significant relationship between
belief in a literal reading of the Bi-
ble and expression of one or more
secular anti-Semitic views.
The seven statements reflected
stereotypical attitudes towards
Jews, including the following:
"because Jews are not bound by
Christian ethics, they do things to
get ahead that Christians general-
ly do not do," 27 percent agreed:
"Jews are tight with money," 51
percent agreed; "Jews want to re-
main different from other people,
and yet they are touchy if people
notice these differences," 39 per-
cent agreed; "Jews are more loyal
to Israel than to the U.S.," 27 per-
cent agreed.
BUT sizeable percentages of
those who accepted these
characterizations felt they were
"positive" traits. For example, of
those who believe 'Jews are tight
with money," 60 percent thought
that was a positive trait. On the
statement about greater loyalty to
Israel, 49 percent of those who
agreed thought it was a positive
trait, and 30 percent of those who
saw Jews as wanting to be "dif-
ferent," viewed the characteristic
positively.
Five of the seven statements
were taken from a 1966 study
"Christian Beliefs and anti-
Semitism," conducted for the
League by Charles Y. Clock and
Rodney Stark of the University of
California Survey Research
Center. That study, which dealt
with Catholic and Protestant
denominations, including
evangelicals and fundamentalists,
found linkage between religion
and anti-Semitism and concluded
that religious orthodoxy and par-
ticularism operated to produce
secular hostility towards Jews.
ADDITIONAL findings in the
new study which ADL described
as being "troubling" were:
59 percent of the sampling
replied in the affirmative when
asked if they agreed that "Jews
can never be forgiven for what
they did to Jesus until they accept
him as the true savior." (28 per-
cent disagreed and 13 percent
were unsure.)
50 percent of those polled said
Christians should "actively help
lead Jews to accept Jesus Christ
as savior."
While 85 percent said there
was "no doubt" that six million
Jews died at the hands of the
Nazis in World War II, 10 percent
were "unsure" and five percent
said there was "no direct
evidence" of the Holocaust.
In commenting on the survey,
Perlmutter said: "While I am
discomfited by those who claim to
have "The Truth,' whether in
religion or in politics, it is our
responsibility to seriously explore
their attitudes and understand
their mindsets. The fact that their
thinking and values are different
from ours does not mean per se
that they are anti-Semitic.'
PERLMUTTER added that the
League is planning to convene a
meeting with the leadership of
religiously conservative Chris-
tians to discuss in detail the fin-
dings of the survey and to explore
ways to improve mutual
understanding and friendship bet-
ween the Jewish community and
theirs.
The survey sampling was made
up of 36 percent Baptists, 12 per-
cent Methodists, 10 percent
Lutherans, 7 percent members of
the Church of Christ and the re-
mainder included other Protes-
tant evangelicals such as
Pentecostal, Mormon and
Assembly of God.
Divided into questions relating
to "religiously based anti-
Semitism" and "secular anti-
Semitism," the survey included
these results under the "secular"
section:
49 percent of the sampling
had a "very favorable' or
"somewhat favorable" opinion of
Jews, 40 percent were "about
average" and 4 percent admitted
to unfavorable attitudes.
56 percent had "very
favorable" or "favorable" opi-
nions of Israel, 28 percent gave
"average" as an answer and 10
percent had "unfavorable"
attitudes.
On their perceptions of how
much power is wielded in America
today by six selected groups big
business, organized labor, Arabs,
Catholics, blacks and Jews, 67
percent thought big business has
too much power; 55 percent cited
organized labor; 38 percent,
Arabs; 23 percent, Catholics. 11
percent said blacks have too much
power; 31 percent felt blacks do
not have enough power. 7 percent
said Jews have too much power
and 11 percent said they have too
little power.
"THE FINDINGS on blacks
Continued on Page 16-
Jewish Family Service Provides Area Drug Plan
Continued from Page 6-
JACS is not an alter-
native to AA and NA.
Secondly, an equally im-
portant purpose is to
reach out to the larger
Jewish community to in-
crease awareness of the
true dimensions of
chemical abuse among
Jews. "Alcoholics
Anonymous is a
fellowship of men and
women who share their
experience, strength
and hope with each
other that they may
solve their common pro-
blems and help others to
recover from
alcoholism." (Alcoholics
Anonymous World Ser-
vices, Inc.) "Narcotics
Anonymous is a non-
profit Fellowship or
Society of men or
women for whom drugs
had become a major pro-
blem. We are recovering
addicts who meet
regularly to help each
other to stay clean."
(World Service Office,
Inc.) "The Al-Anon
Family Groups, Al-Anon
and Alateen are a
fellowship of the wives,
husbands, relatives,
children and friends of
problem drinkers
(whether or not they are
members of Alcoholics
Anonymous) who share
their experience,
strength and hope with
each other in order to
solve their common pro-
blems fear, insecuri-
ty, lack of understan-
ding of themselves and
the alcoholic, and
damaged personal lives
resulting from
alcoholism, the family il-
lness." (Al-Anon Family
Group) It is vital that
many more synagogues
open themselves to AA
and NA Groups and that
the Rabbis involve
themselves with this
population. There are
Jewish lives at stake
here.
As a result of the in-
creased Jewish Com-
munity awareness,
there are currently five
synagogues in Broward
County that house AA,
NA and Al-Anon
meetings and three that
house JACS meetings.
Prior to this awareness,
nearly all AA and NA
meetings were held in
churches and many Jews
were uncomfortable in
that setting.
The Jewish communi-
ty has begun to put aside
the comforting myths
that Jews are not af-
fected by the problem of
chemical dependency.
"Nowadays, says Rab-
bi Trainin, there is a
tendency to believe that
the Jewish community
has come a long way in
terms of being open and
dealing with these pro-
blems. I am proud ofthe
undeniable progress we
have made since 1962.
But the reality is that to
this day most Jewish
communities across the
country still do not
acknowledge that drugs
and alcohol are a Jewish
problem."
If you or a member of
your family are having a
problem with drugs
and/or alcohol, call
Jewish Family Service.
We can help you coor-
dinate a treatment plan
(detoxification,
i HAVE
YOU BEEN
COMPARING
rehabilitation, AA/NA,
JACS, and counseling)
to combat this serious
disease that affects so
many lives. In
Hollywood call
966-0956, in Fort
Lauderdale 749-1505.
Laurie B. Workman,
MSW
Coordinator
Family Life Education
and Public Relations
Jewish Family service
of Broward County is af-
filiated with the Jewish
Federation of Greater
Fort Lauderdale,
Jewish Federation of
South Broward, and the
United Way of Broward
County.
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Page 12 The Jewish Floridian of South Broward-MoUywood/fnday, January 28,1987
Christian Faith Doesn't Spur
Anti-Semitism in Some, Poll Shows

Continued from Pag* 11
and Jews," Perlmutter said, "are
particularly instructive. The old
canard that Jews have too much
power in this country is over-
whelmingly rejected by the inter-
viewees. Regarding blacks, the
fact that nearly a third of the sam-
ple, the largest percentage by far,
felt that they do not have enough
power suggests that the view that
evangelicals and fundamentalists
are disinterested in the blacks'
struggle for social justice may not
be justified."
The poll, which was conducted
by telephone, was based on a
series of "screen questions" re-
quiring a potential respondent to
meet "specific minimum criteria."
These included persons who
belong to what was defined as
"conservative or moderate
American denominations, who
reported that religion was of ma-
jor importance to them in their
daily lives and who reported fre-
quent church attendance."
ADDITIONAL measures, not
"screen questions," of religious
fundamentalism and orthodoxy
used were assertions by in-
dividuals that they were "born
again," that the Bible is literally
true and who professed varying
degrees of ''religious
particularism."
In addition to direct question-
ing, the pollsters used a "projec-
tdve technique" to try to uncover
hidden anti-Semitism. The 1,000
evangelicals and fundamentalists
were asked to describe why other
Temple Update
Continued from Page 9
sponsored by Linda's parents, in
her honor.
Service will begin at 9 a.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 24. During service,
the ufruf will be held of Gary
Traub, who will be married the
following week.
Services are held weekdays in
the Jack Shapiro Chapel at 7:30
and mincha-maariv at 5 p.m. All
worshippers welcome.
Food For Thought will be held
in the Temple reception area on
Monday. Jan. 26, 6:15 p.m. Buffet
supper will be served, followed by
introduction of surprise guest
speaker by Dr. Malavsky. After
the presentation by speaker, a
question and answer period will be
held. For information regarding
attending this series, please call
Temple office, 981-6111 and speak
with Sylvia S. Senick, executive
director.
The Sabbat Dinner Club will
meet on Friday, Jan. 30, with ser-
vices in the sanctuary at 6:15
E.m., followed by traditional,
osher, complete dinner served in
the reception area. Members and
friends may attend either the
balance of the complete series or
an occasional evening. Please call
Temple office for information.
Bruce Richman, religious school
principal, announces junior con-
gregation services will be held
every Saturday morning in the
Jack Shapiro Chapel. Grades 1-3
will meet 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Grades 4-8 will meet 9:30 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
Call Temple office regarding
Temple membership for families,
singles and seasonals. Yearly
membership includes reserved
High Holy Day seating. Contact
Mrs. Senick for details.
Dr. Malavsky will head a tour to
Israel this summer, departing
June 22, returning July 6, Israel
15 days. Arrangements to visit
other European destinations after
Israel can be made. Tour includes
air transporation from Florida, all
transfers, extensive sightseeing
per itinerary, all gratuities, Israeli
breakfast and dinner daily.
Christians might be prejudiced
against Jews.
The majority, 68 percent, said
they didn't know why other Chris-
tians might be prejudiced or that
they didn't think "true Chris-
tians" would be prejudiced. The
responses of the remaining 32 per-
cent included assertions that
other Christians might be anti-
Semitic because Jews have dif-
ferent religious beliefs and
because they do not accept Jesus.
Of these, 4 percent cited
crucifixion.
THE POLLSTERS noted that
the respondents perceived more
anti-Semitism among groups far
removed from themselves. For ex-
ample, 81 percent said there was
"not very much" anti-Semitism
among the people with whom they
go to church, and 34 percent said,
"a great deal or some when ques-
tioned about anti-Jewish attitudes
among "Christians like yourself
across the country." 61 percent of
the sample, however, replied "a
great deal or some" when asked
how much anti-Semitism exists
among "all Americans."
Gottlieb Hammer, chairman of
the Florida Region of the
American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of Science,
will speak on the history of the
State of Israel at two lectures
at Nova University on Jan. 21
and 28 sponsored by the
University's Institute for
Retired Persons.
Seen here are participants in the Seminar in Tel Aviv on the
"International Finance Corporation as a Framework for Joint
Ventures." Left to right: Bank Hapoalim executive Alexander
Yuhjtman, who is chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of
Israel-Latin America, Spain and Portugal, which co-sponsored
the event with the Bank of Israel; Professor Michael Bruno,
Governor of the Bank of Israel, and Professor Eitan Berglas,
Chairman of the Board of Bank Hapoalim.
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