The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County


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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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* Jewish Floridian
Off PI m I Ins County
/olume 1 Number 5
St. Petersburg. Florida Friday, June 20, 1980
Price 10 Cents
Bad-Mouthed Soldier
Other View of Sa'ad Haddad
Carter Says 'No' to Role for PLO
So Long as Destruction
Of Israel is Their Goal
will not negotiate with the
PLO and we will not
recognize the PLO status,"
a tense President Carter
told members of the
American Jewish Press
Association meeting here
last weekend.
Showing visible signs of
fatigue and shortness of
temper, the President,
responding to queries by
publishers of English-
language Jewish
newspapers across the
country, declared that
U.S. policy will continue to
be negative toward the
PLO "until after the PLO
recognizes Israel's right to
exist and until the PLO
also recognizes that UN
Res. 242 is the basis for
further progress for a
comprehensive set-
London Chronicle Syndicate
After the killing of two
I Irish soldiers of the United
I Nat ions Interim Force in
the Lebanon (UNIFIL), a
[certain Maj. Sa'ad Haddad
las officially dubbed by
Ithe White House a "thug."
I He was denounced in simi-
llar terms throughout most
[of the Western press, at
lUN headquarters, and
[practically everywhere else
[around the world, except in
Only after some days had
elapsed did it begin to emerge or
argued that the killings had
been done by one of the Shi'ite
iMoslem clans in the South
|I-ebanese enclave, and in revenge
|for the murder of one of their sons
the Irish the "whiskey
oldiers" as the locals call them
land that Haddad had been
[striving to make peace between
|the two sides.
But the damage done to the
cause of a man already believed
|in most Western circles to be an
extremist" was well-nigh
lirrfiKtrable, and whatever his
[cast now, it remains a fact that
[heavy UN and U.S. pressure has
[been applied to Israel to with-
[draw her support for him.
Now, Maj. Haddad is a friend
[and even, if you like, something
lt a hero of mine, and what
Maj. Sa'ad Haddad
Nothing in his life for years
and nothing that he can
see in the present or the
future offers ground for
hope. His own commanding
officer cracked under the
strain and retired to Israel
and a pretty girl.
follows is an attempt to describe
and justify his struggle.
EVEN TO set down the bare
bones of what 1 have seen in the
South Lebanese enclave, and to
give an account of my first
^deration Annual Meeting
meeting with Maj. (or, as the
French call him, Commandant)
Haddad, presents a picture of
events almost totally at variance
with what has so far been so
widely reported. But I must
confess, at the outset, to a
singular repugnance at the fact
that, whereas the killings of the
Irish made front-page news
throughout the Western world,
the killing of a villager by the
Irish was scarcely noticed.
Any defense of Haddad must
necessarily involve a critique of
UNIFIL. The force, about 6,000
men from eight nations, was sent
into Lebanon as a means of
persuading the Israelis to with-
draw to their own border after the
invasion which took their forces
as far as the Litani river.
UNIFIL's job is to guard the
perimeter of the enclave, which
runs from the coastal town of
Ross Biada in the loop east, then
north, then east again. They are
charged with preventing the
infiltration of the enclaveand,
ultimately, of Israel by the
forces of the Palestine Liberation
Organization. They're just a
bunch of NOC8," an Israeli
general said to me. "You mean
"No. NOCs not obviously
cowards, not too obviously,
LET ME describe just one
incident, not much more than a
vear ago. Haddad. who
Continued on Page 8
publishers were reacting to the
June 12-13 resolution in Venice
by the nine members of the
European Economic Community,
which calls for "associating" the
PLO in the peacemaking process.
Ostensibly, the European
initiative came as a result of the
stalled talks between Israel and
Egypt on autonomy of Arabs
living in Gaza and on the West
Bank, as well as on the future of
Jordan's King Hussein was in
Washington this week for
talks with- President Carter.
The President vowed to do
his utmost to convince the
King that he ought to join the
Israel-Egypt talks due to
resume July 2-3.
Jerusalem, which Israel considers
indivisible and her capital city.
The EEC resolution is, in fact,
being viewed as "moderate" by
the Administration, including the
President and Secretary of State
Edmund Muskie. Capitol Hill
observers anticipated a much
stronger EEC Palestinian stand
in Venice, and it was this that
spurred resumption of the Israel-
Egypt talks in Washington, now
scheduled for July 2-3.
CARTER TOLD the concerned
publishers that "Whatever the
Continued on Page 6
l>r. Joel Shrager reports that
the sixth annual meeting of the
Federation of Pinellas
County will have as its speaker,
Stuart A. Handmaker of
Louisville. Ky.
Handmaker is the past
, resident of the Louisville
Federation, a member of the
Council of Jewish Federations
and is the chairman of the
Washington Action Office.
The meeting will be held on
Wednesday, June 25, at Temple
i Beth El, 400 Pasadena Ave., S. at
Pi :30 p.m.
The rate of growth of the
Jewish population in Pinellas
County is one of the most rapid in
the U.S., said Dr. Shrager.
He said this meeting will deal
not only with the present status
of Jews of Pinellas County but
also with the Federation's plans
for coping with future needs of
the expanding Jewish com-
"This promises to be a most
interesting meeting. All are
invited to attend," said Dr.
Shun Graduation Ceremonies
That Were Held on Saturday
EX-SS Officers Go on Trial
former SS officers accused of the
wanton murders of concentration
camp inmates went on trial in
Hannover after a four-year delay.
The indictments against Alfred
Grams, 74 and Friedrich-Wilhelm
Rex, 67, were presented by the
State Prosecutor in 1976.
They are charged with crimes
committeed in April, 1945,
shortly before British troops
occupied northern Germany.
According to the indictments,
Grams and Rex were in charge of
the evacuation of the Hamburg
Neuengamme concentration
camp whose 5,000 inmates were
ordered on April 7-8, 1945 to
march some 60 kilometers to the
Bergen-Belsen concentration
REX IS accused specifically of
shooting one inmate, Moses
Soedermann, because he
allegedly stole a piece of bread
from an SS guard. He is also
accused of snooting five other
inmates in a fit of anger because
he could not find his knapsack.
Two more inmates were
murdered by Rex in a dispute
over scarce food. In a number of
other cases, he killed inmates
who could not march fast enough.
He is charged with ordering 7 to 9
inmates to dig their own graves
and then shooting them.
NEW YORK Susan and
Lynn Stein did not attend their
high school graduation Saturday,
June 7, in Fairfax, Va.
Twin sisters and class
valedictorians and Orthodox
Jews they sought unsuccess-
fully to change the date of the
graduation of W. T. Woodson
High School from Saturday to
another day, arguing that their
religious freedom was abridged
because of the Sabbath com-
Congress filed a friend-of-the-
court brief in support of the Stein
sisters' suit.
The Virginia Supreme Court
refused to issue an injunction
against the Saturday graduation.
Meanwhile, the girls' parents
are working with the American
Jewish Congress on the
possibility of appealing the
decision to the United States
Supreme Court.
IN ITS BRIEF, the American
Jewish Congress argued:
"Because attendance at
commencement is a privilege and
a benefit which the school
bestows on those who have
earned it, in the absence of com-
pelling reasons the school cannot
condition its enjoyment on the
relinquishment of the First
Amendment's guarantee of the
right to the free exercise of
Gotham Memorial
For Jewish Businessman
Executed by Iranians
More than 300 people,
among them Jewish
leaders, Israeli officials and
members of the Iranian
Jewish community in New
York attended a memorial
service here for Albert
Danielpour, an Iranian
Jew executed in
Hamadan, Iran on June 5.
The service was held at
the Fifth Avenue
Synagogue and was
sponsored by all major
Jewish organizations in the
\ metropolitan area. It was
coordinated by the Jewish
Community Relations
Council of New York.
THE 52-year-old Danielpour
was accused of cooperating with
I the CIA and with Israeli in-
I teliigence and was also charged
' with helping to establish the
i "Zionist government in Israel."
Although he denied all charges,
he was sentenced to death Apr.
10 by the Islamic Revolutionary
Court in Teheran.
His sentence was commuted to
three years' imprisonment after
many interventions on his behalf.
But last Thursday, upon a direct
Continued on Page 5-

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The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County
Friday, June 20,1
A trio of personalities in
Jewish life will compose the
faculty of the Institute of
Judaism, sponsored by District
Five of B'nai B'rith, to be held at
the Wildacres Retreat, in Little
Switzerland, N.C., from Thurs-
day, Aug. 21 through Sunday
afternoon, Aug. 24.
Although sponsored by B'nai
B'rith, the Institute will be open
to the general Jewish public in
the six states: Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, North Carolina,
Maryland and Virginia and the
District of Columbia, which make
up the district.
The faculty includes Dr. Dov
Peretz Elkins, who combines his
training as a rabbi with advanced
studies in counseling and
humanistic education; Dr.
Mervin Verbit, associate
professor of sociology at
Brooklyn College and currently
visiting professor at Tel Aviv
University; and Dr. Jonathan
Woocher, assistant professor in
the Hornstein Program in Jewish
Communal Service at Brandeis
University, where he teaches
courses in Jewish community,
identity, and contemporary
Jewish life.
Dr. Elkins was ordained as a
rabbi by the Jewish Thelogical
Seminary and received his
doctorate in counseling and
humanistic education at the
Colgate, Rochester (N.Y.)
Divinity School.
Dr. Verbit has a Ph.D. degree
from Columbia University. Dr.
Woocher has a Ph.D. in religious
studies, with a concentration on
the history of Judaism, from
Temple University and also
attended the Reconstructionist
Rabbinical College.
Each member of the faculty
will deliver three lectures,
followed by discussion, on the
over-all theme: "Strengthening
Jewish Identity: A challenge for
the '80's." The limitation of 90
persons for the Institute assures
the opportunity for all attending
to participate in discussion.
The setting of Wildacres, a
mountain top retreat of 1,400
acres in the heart of the Blue
Dr. Dov Elkins
Ridge Mountains, is conducive to
the type of cultural experience
which has been characteristic of
the Institutes of Judaism at
Religious services will be
conducted daily. Opportunities
for informal recreation will be
provided during the afternoon,
with lectures and discussion
Dr Mervin Verbit
scheduled for mornings and
The Wildacres Retreat was
established in 1946 by the late
Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Blumenthal,
dedicated to the betterment of
human relations and inter-faith
amity. The facilities are operated
on a non-profit basis.
Dr. Jonathan Woocher
Further information and|
applications for enrollment in l
Institute may be secured fa
Dr. A.J. Kravtin, chairman of tbel
Institute, who may be contact^/
at 1715 Preston Drive, ColunJ
bus, Ga., 31906. Dr. Kravtin a
co-chairman of the Adult Jewitfj
Education Committee of District (
Five of B'nai B'rith.
Nothing Will Remain'
Begin Calls Venice Resolution 'Munich Surrender'
Munich surrender" is what
Israel's Prime Minister
Menachem Begin called the
European Common Mar-
ket's joint resolution last
Friday in Venice, which
demands that the Palestine
Liberation Organization be
"associated" with the Mid-
dle East peace process in-
volving the West Bank and
In a statement following
a Cabinet meeting here
Sunday, Begin warned
that Israel will ignore the
"Venice resolution" and
stick strictly to the Camp
David accords of 1978 as
the basis on which to
achieve peace in the Middle
from the Venice resolution but its
bitter memory," he declared.

S*. yV\*.Cl^ 4,5 (
calling the FLO an "Arab SS"
and comparing it to Hitler's Mein
ham/)/ because Al Fatah, a
branch of the FLO. issued a
statement in Syria last month
which urged the launching of a
jihad (holy war) for the destruc-
tion of Israel.
In its June 12-13 resolution,
the nine European nations called
on Israel to grant self-deter-
mination for Arabs living on the
West Hank and in the Gaza Strip
and to reverse Israels policy of
establishing settlements in these
The EEC resolution also
rejected Israel's 1967 unification
of Jerusalem.
WITH OBVIOUS reference to
EEC petrodiplomacy, Begin de-
clared that "The heart of anyone
with a memory will shudder,
knowing the consequences of the
guarantee given to Czecho-
slovakia in 1938, after the
Sudetenland was torn from it,
also for the sake of self-
Said Begin: "Any man of
goodwill and any free person in
Europe who would examine this
document (the Venice resolution!
would 866 in it a Munich
He added that, seen in these
historic terms, he had no con-
fidence in proposed European
guarantees for Israel's security
following a negotiated peace
settlement in which the Falestine
Liberation Organization would
LAST WEEK. Begin called
Europe "morally unfit" to join
the mediation process following
the breakdown of autonomy talks
between Israel and Egypt.
The Opposition Labor Farty,
led by Shimon Feres, while not
going quite as far as Begin in his
sharp rhetoric, nevertheless
noted that Europe itself would be
"the chief victim" of its Venice
The Israeli newspaper.
Haaretz, noted, "The EuropeanJ
should be condemned for seek
in a terrorist group a partner ml
the peace process, but these arel
the ways of the 1980's. Begin isl
wasting his time by trying to|
revive the memory of thei
Holocaust. The FLO has wot]
effective recognition from I
\\ cstern Kurope And this. fan
us, is not a favorable develop]
munique declared that the Venial
resolution was an attempt "t*l
rescue the U.S.-sponsored Camp]
David process from its current!
impasse and isolation." It called!
the plan an "attempt to drag]
other Arab countries into the|
Camp David process."
In Cairo, officials said EgyptI
would like to see an African Mid-1
east peace initiative aimed at I
Palestinian self-determination,]
but they emphasized that the]
initiative would have to fall ill
line with the Camp David ac]
In Syria, a statement in Di|
mascus framed by the PLO ca
the Venice resolution "weak and|
Collective Punishment
Finger of Blame Pointed at Weizman
Deputy Defense Minister
Mordechai Zipori claimed
that his former chief, De-
fense Minister Ezer Weiz-
man, was solely respon-
sible for the collective
punishment of two West
Bank Arab families last
month because one mem-
ber of each family allegedly
was involved in the stoning
of cars in which Israeli
officials were riding. Weiz-
man resigned on May 26
over basic differences with
the Likud-led government.
The families were removed
from their homes and relocated
in a deserted refugee camp near
Jericho where minimal facilities
were lacking. The incident raised
strong protests in Israel and
abroad, and the families were
subsequently returned to their
homes on Weizman's orders.
ZIPORI, who was reappointed
to his post after Weizman quit,
testified before the Knesset's
Foreign Affairs and Security
Committee on the issue of collec-
tive punishment. He said that
normally an expulsion order
required the Prime Ministers
approval before it was carried
out, but in the case of the two
families, the Defense Minister
acted on his own because they
were not being deported from
Israel controlled territory.
Zipori conceded that collective
punishment, such as the im-
position of curfews, was not the
ideal way to keep order in the
territories but there were in-
stances when it was the only
means available short of force.
MKs Amnon Rubinstein of the
Shai faction and Yossi Sarid of
the Labor Party maintained that
collective punishment was un-
just and ineffective
They referred to the 24-hour
curfew imposed on the West
Bank Arab town of Hebron after
the ambush killings of six
yeshiva students there on May
2. The curfew lasted 12 days and
is still in force during the night-
time hours.
tional Religious Party MK,
insisted on the other hand that
collective punishment was neces-
sary in Hebron. He claimed that
most of the Arab population
knew in advance that an ambush
was planned and stocked up with
food before the attack in
preparation for the curfew.
Timerman Accuses Knesset Of
Yielding to 'Political Blackmail'
JERUSALEM (JTA) Jacobo Timerman, U
former editor and publisher of the Buenos Aires daily, U\
Opinion, accused the Knesset this week of surrender "to
political blackmail'' by the Argentine government.
Timerman, who was detained as a political prisoner
in Argentine for two years before he came to Israel last
year, made the charge publicly at the Opening session of
the 33rd Congress of the International Federation i
Newspaper Pub Ushers which presented him with iUL
Golden Pen for Freedom" award in recognition of hill
suffermg in the cause of a free press. f
THE AWARD ceremonies were to have been held in
the Knesset building but were transferred to the nearby
Hebrew University. A Knesset spokesman said this was
done "due to requests by Argentine Jewry."
Timerman told the 450 delegates from 19 countrie*
attending the five-day conference that the Knesset
treated him "not as an Israeli citizen but as an Argen4
tinian prisoner."
He thanked the Congress for the award "in
name of the Israeli people, not the Israeli Parliar
which yields to political blackmail." He implied
pressure was brought to bear by the Argentine govern-,
ment. Since coming to Israel, Timerman has been writin*
a column for the daily Maariv.

^iday. June 20,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pine lias County
Page 3
Women's Division Finale
^orry Pasekoff, campaign
(.airman for 1980, announced at
recent Women's Division
meeting the final figures for 1980
Women's Division campaign.
The $107,000 raised in 1980, a
k percent increase over 1979,
imphasized the growing com-
nitment of Pinellas women to the
of Jewish survival and
owth. she said.
Maureen Rosewater, Women's
division president, and Lorry
Pasekoff. her Campaign chair-
nan for 1981, will be bringing all
nembers of the Women's
Kvision together soon to plan
oth educational and campaign
For further information,
lontact Frieda Sohon, Women's
)ivision director.
Enid Newmark,
Vice President,
Women's Division
Reva Kent
President of
The Jewish Federation
of Pinellas County
thirley Fischer and Helaine Roscnfeld, Up from Zero Chair-
It ^ns.
Maureen Rosewater. President
of the Women's
Division of the
1980 campaign
Principal Named at Jewish Day School
Edwin 1'rankel has been hired
f principal and director of The
udaic Studies Department of
Ihi- New Pinellas County Jewish
bay School.
Frankel is assistant principal
|f The Louisville (Ky.) Hebrew
chool. He is also currently
jrorking on his Ph.D. in educa-
(ion at New York University.
Karl Trammel, M.A.. will head
the Secular Studies Uepartment
and be teaching kindergarten
next year. Mrs. Peggy Lucier,
who was the first grade teacher at
St. Jude's Elementary, has been
hired to teach first grade next
The staff of the Judaic Studies
Department will be announced in
the near future.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School will be opening in
September. The school will be
located at Congregation B'nai
Israel, 30159th St. N. in St.
Petersburg. The school will be
starting with grades kin-
dergarten, one and two and will
be adding one additional grade
Some openings are still
available for next year.
Rabbi Luski Elected
Rabbinical Director
Congregation B'nai Israel of
pt Petersburg announces that at
recent Rabbinical Assembly
lonvention, Rabbi Jacob Luski
yas elected a director of the
Southeast Region for 1980-81.
The Rabbinical Assembly is
(he organization of Conservative
rabbis numbering 1,100
throughout the United States,
Canada, South America and
Israel. It is the rabbinic arm of
the Conservative movement, and
its members serve United
Synagogue congregations
throughout the world.
The Southeast Region Rab-
binical Assembly consists of 55
rabbis serving synagogues
Adult Education at Ahavat Sholom
Temple Ahavat Sholom of
|)unedin announces the following
adult education programs this
Coffee and ." with Rabbi
[In-sky is planned Tuesday, July
"\ and Tuesday. Aug. 12, from
I > II ::> a.m. This is an in-
'rmal discussion group, and no
'gistration is heeded.
teth Sholom Sets
omen's Bowling
Congregation Beth Shalom
listerhood of Clearwater is
lonsoring a Women's Bowling
eague, which began Wed-
esday, June 18, and continues
20 weeks throughout the
. This is a Handicap League
[pen to all women. Free coffee
kill be available as well as baby
lit ting provisions. Prize money
\ill be returned to each bowler
nth halt the monies going to
eth Shalom.
If you are interested in joining
In this event, phone the
A Basic Jewish History course
will be taught by Rabbi Bresky
at the temple on Thursdays. July
24 and 31, and Aug. 7 and 14
from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the temple.
The history and development of
Jewish history from its earliest
foundations to the present will be
the focus of the course.
Basic Hebrew Reading will be
taught by Mrs. Elaine Wolstein
at the temple. Mondays. July 14,
21. 28 and Aug. 4 and 11. Infor-
mation on times and registration
will folbw.
Campaign Co-Chairman
Reva Kent, president of Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County,
recently appointed Saul Schecter,
senior vice president of Superior
Surgical Corp., as co-campaign
chairman for 1981.
Schecter's campaign ex-
perience is diversified, having
served as a lay leader with the
Jewish Federation and UJA
Campaign of Greater New York.
Along with Marvin Feldman,
campaign chairman for 1981, he
will revamp and redirect the
community's ever growing
Jerry Rubin, next executive
director, with much experience in
campaign, will, along with
Schecter and Feldman, give new
vitality to the 1981, according to
Mr. Kent.
NCJW Awards Three Scholarships
At the final meeting of the club
year, the St. Petersburg Section
of the National Council of Jewish
Women met for a luncheon at the
Pasadena Golf Club.
Scholarships were awarded to
Marjorie E. Herron, Gibbs Senior
High School; Susan Kleckner,
Seminole High School; and
Jocelyn A. Zulick of Dixie
Hollins High School.
Mrs. Ruth Steiner, Ms. Ceceil
Kramer and James Rosenzweig
became life members and
received their pins from the
chairman of this committee. Mrs.
Florence Ganz.
Arrangements for this party
were made by chairmen, Mrs.
/fid a Pollinger and Mrs.
Florence Lippman.
Panush Named to Who's Who'
Bernard Panush, president of
Congregation Beth Shalom of
Clearwater, has been cited in the
new edition of Who's Who in
American Jewry for his past and
present achievements as a public
official and community leader.
Panush has been congregation
president and vice president of
the Jewish Community Center of
Pinellas County since 1979.
He is the retired deputy
director of the Environmental
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Dedication Held
The main sanctuary of
Congregation Beth Shalom of
Clearwater was dedicated to the
memory of Aaron and Sarah
(iurin and Meyer and Fanny
Teper. parents of Rose and
Kmanuel (iurin, during shabbat
services on Saturday. June 14.
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Rabbi Luski is also currently
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Pinellas County Board of Rabbis,
was recording secretary of the
Clergy Association of Greater St.
Petersburg and was recently
executive vice president, and is a
board member of the Jewish
Community Center and Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
At a congregation meeting
held Sunday, June 8, the
following officers were elected to
serve the synagogue for the 1980-
1981 year, which begins in July:
President: Phil Wallace; First
Vice President: Art Jay; Second
Vice President: Don Silverberg;
Third Vice President: Dr.
Barnett Stein: Treasurer: Jerry
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The Jewish Ftoridian of Pinellas County
Friday, June 20,
The Carter Declaration
The Jewish Floridian was at the conference
with President Carter last weekend when the'
President addressed editors and publishers of the J
American Jewish Press Association.
We applaud the President's determination not
to do business with the Palestine Liberation
Organization, as resolved by the nine members of
the European Economic Community meeting in
Venice at the same time that the AJPA was
meeting in our nation's capital.
But the President's determination is in reality a"
proviso: we will not do business with the PLO so,
long as that organization sticks to its determined',
declaration that its primary political principle is to I
destroy Israel.
What if the PLO disavows that declaration?
Will the President then approve of bringing Yasir"
Arafat into the Middle East peace talks?.
Undoubtedly yes.
Jerusalem at the Heart
The problem is that PLO disavowals will be
mere window dressing to disguise an ultimate
Moscow-led takeover of the entire region. Anyone
who believes otherwise, including President Carter,
is merely fooling himself in the same way that the
United States was fooled in toto into believing in
the revolution of Fidel Castro in Cuba as a step
toward Cuban democratization.
What occurred in Venice last week was
predictable. Europe being what Europe has been
since time immemorial self-centered and im-
moral. But what is as disguised as PLO disavowals
would be. should the PLO ever disavow the
destruction of Israel, is that the autonomy talks
themselves are a Icodewordifor East Jerusalem. The
President lays his hopes on the talks as an absolute
predicate for peace in the Middle East.
In the end. the talks, as they have evolved, are
a codeword for Jerusalem as a whole.
For those who refuse to see, let them note the
increasing reference to "the status of Jerusalem" as
an item to be negotiated" as part of the peace-
making process.
Just how does President Carter feel about that?
Members of the AJPA aren't as certain of that as
our report of the proceedings of the Association's
meeting with the President shows him to be on
related matters.
Warring Jewish Factions
American Jews are constanly being admonished
not to interfere in Israel's internal disputes. Yet we
should not sit quietly in the face of the growing
bitterness between the various factions in Israel.
The name-calling has gotten so bad that a group of
Knesset members from all parties have gotten
together in an effort to end the vituperation that
has marked recent Knesset debates.
But even more ominous is the threat of violence
between the various sides within Israel. The
outrageous Palestine Liberation Organization
terrorist attack in Hebron May 2 in which six
yeshiva students were murdered has increased the
demand by some Jewish militants for retaliation
against the Arabs. This may have been the motive
behind the equally heinous attack against West
Bank mayors which left two of them maimed. No
one yet knows who were the perpetrators of the
attack on the mayors, but several hitherto unkown
ultra-nationalist Jewish groups have claimed
"credit" for the attacks.
The Israeli government should act now. The
Jews of the diaspora are expected to display their
unity for the benefit of the survival of the Jewish
State. The Jews of Israel can do no less.
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sian. My mother and father were
both born in a shtetl called Shkov
in the province of Moliv. Shkov's
major distinction is the Yiddish
poet, Zalman Shneour.
I thought the shtetl had no
other. About a year ago, I learned
that Moshe Rivlin, who is world
chairman of the Jewish National
Fund, is also a native of Shklov.
Rivlin and I talked with much
enthusiasm about our common
ancestry at that time.
It is an ancestry that is Jewish
to the core and perhaps best
defined by Shneour himself.
Shneour spent the last eight
years of his life in Israel he
died in 1959.
IT IS THERE that he wrote
one of his most penetrating
cycles, Luhot Genuzim ("Hidden
Tablets"), this work of his genius
done in Hebrew, which criticizes
the moral development of
Judaism in our time as con-
trasted to the spirit of biblical
Jewish experience.
When the Jewish National

| Ni
Fund's Rivlin and I talked about
Shkov, it was natural that
Shneour should be mentioned
Shneour who was Shkov's prin-
cipal export to the world. But
Rivlin made an easy departure
from Shklov to Israel as a topic of
conversation, not only because of
his work with the JNF there but,
in Shneour's terms, of Israel as
the natural outcome of the com-
pleted Jewish personality. After
all, like Shneour, Rivlin too came
to live in Israel.
For me, this was an un-
comfortable part of our con-
versation, I who am a product of
the diaspora. I have not left it. I
am therefore the incomplete Jew i
still embryonic, afloat in a foreign
world, unwilling to return to the
incubator called I srael that would
finally see me born historically
culturally, religiously.
uncomfortable because it touched
on the many unresolved conflicts I
within me on just this subject. Of I
course, they remain unsolved.
I mention these things to em-
phasize the authentic Jewishness
of my roots an emphasis that
may be a redundancy since my
roots are incontrovertible by I
definition. But redundancy or
not, it is important to charac-j
terize these roots.
Why? Because today, I am by
definition something altogether
different not by my own
definition, but someone elseg.
Today, I am a white non-His-
panic. A new tabulation of the
ethnic makeup of Dade County,
Fla., which occasionally I call
home, puts me in that category.
I SUPPOSE that other white
non-Hispanics are prepared now,]
and for the first time in their
experience, to huddle at my side
as we observe our breed
diminishing. In company, there is
It is only in these terms that I
can see WASP's I have known
and certain Catholic intellectuals
who are a part of my workaday
coterie grasping at my presence
to beef up their declining domaia
Suddenly, I am an "Anglo In
the old days, before the Third
World quaked. "Anglo" was an
elitist category, and I could never
have entered its forbidding pre-
cincts, which were barred to me.
to dogs and to other un-
desirables. Be it along the once-
fabled Florida east coast, where
luxurious hotels floated like
diamonds binding the edge of the
emerald sea. be it in the exclusive
domain of clubs or board rooms
or just plain neighborly inter-
course, this was true.
"Anglo," a white non-Hispanic,
by government statistical for-
mulation and other such ac-
cidental statistical enterprise.
I am reminded of a less recent
survey of which I was an un-
Continued on Page 5
Fear for Afghanistan's Jewish Community
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Volume 1
6 TAMUZ 5740
Number 5
By The Institute of Jewish
Jewish Affaire
London Chronical Syndicate
Russia's invasion of
Afghanistan last December has
raised concern over the fate of the
country's small Jewish com-
While information about
Afghanistan's Jews has always
been scarce and not very reliable,
the most recent estimates speak
of a community of about 100
souls, most of them whom live in
Kabul, the capital.
To place its history and
prospects into perspective, the
Institute of Jewish Affairs has
published a report which it
described "almost as an epitaph"
for a community that ia rapidly
dying out.
THE EXACT origins of the
community are disputed, but it
was flourishing by the early
thirteenth century, when the
Mongol invasion killed many
Jews in the destruction of Firoz
Koh in Ghuristan.
Reports by Jewish travelers in
the last century spoke of a
community of 40,000 living in 60
identifiable communities, ail of
which were in existence as
recently as 1927.
Repression and outbursts of
anti-Semitism caused the
population to fluctuate, and a
large-scale exodus took place in
the late 1870s with the in-
troduction of punitive taxation
and other harsh measures.
As a result of their long
sojourn in Afghanistan, Jews
were influenced by Moslem
customs, but never assimilated
into Moslem society. Until 1918
they lived in ghettos when a more
tolerant regime allowed an im-
provement in their social and
economic status.
HOWEVER, fresh repression
followed the assassination of
King Nadir Shah in 1933. The
anti-Semitic campaign led to the
impoverishment of Jewish life, as
Jews were obliged to pay a heavy
poll tax that diminished the
community's wealth.
Jews were confined to Herat
Kabul and Balkh; they were
forbidden to enter government
service or enter specific oc-
cupations; they were liable for
military service, but could not
bear arms or wear uniforms; and
they were forbidden to buy food
in the markets or communicate
with people abroad.
Throughout a thousand years
of settlement Afghanistan's
Jews maintained Judaism, but
with their own particular
religious customs steeped in
mysticism and symbolism.
Shoes are removed before
entering a synagogue where men
sit cross-legged on the floor;
there is the ritual slaughtering of
sheep on the Ninth of Av; the
observance of Yom Kippur is
replete with symbolic acts like
expiatory beating administered
to adult males; and pieces of
candles are taken away by
worshippers at the end of services
as amulets to ward off the "evil
POLYGAMY, although very
rare, is permitted in cases where
there is a lack of male issue.
Patriarchalism underpins the
community's structure with legal
disputes settled by ad hoc
committees of elders, while
women wear the veil and are
excluded from Jewish education.
Since the 1920s, an estimated
6,000 Afghan Jews have settled
in Israel, 4,000 of them since
The last eight families in Kabul
applied for exit visas for Israel in
January, even though they have J
no passports, in an act that will
end a millennium of Jewish

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Role As 'Anglo'
Continued from Page 4-
illing part where I wound up
ijng an "other." American
rveys have become 80 crude in
,eir phony guilt-ridden for-
mulations, that they tend to
pecify only blacks, Hispanics,
md occasionally Indians, Mexi-
:ans and Philippinos as in-
ividual groups worthy of socio-
ical mention.
By default inHhis less recent
jurvey. I was therefore an
hither It is the twisted spirit
hind such categorizations that
.s made me an "Anglo," a bed-
.jate of WASP's and Catholics
irivileged or deprived, depending
ipon your lobbyist point of view,
it to be Hispanic.
But if "Anglos" and "others"
hese days grasp at me to pack
ir numbers, I am not at all
jure that I am delighted by their
avor. It is not that I want to get
lack at them for having barred
ne from their ranks these past
IT IS SIMPLY that I demand
a category of my own. I am not
an "Anglo." I am not an "other."
I am through my roots from
Shklov in Moliver Gubernia,
Russia And I am entitled to be
dent if ied that wav.
Thtre certainly is no iden-
ificalion I can feel in not being
Hispanic, and federal ground
ulcs on equal access/equal
opportunity as they are presently
constituted force me into a "non"
category, into regarding myself
as a zero. If everyone is to be
judged according to Hispanic
genealogy or negritude, then my
new identification is in fact an act
of genocide against my unique
ethnicity, and I resist it with
anger, nausea, regret.
It is a threat to my security
and to my rights as a human
being. My new identification not
only tells me what I am not, it
forces me into the "Anglo" mode
that never wanted me in the first
place and that, more important, I
have always resisted being and
therefore do not want to be now
that presumably I can.
much more to the point about
who I am, about my Jewishness
and my faults as a Jew. Conflicts
though Shneour may cause
within me, they are mine and not
to be lightly blotted out by trivial
government bureaucrats acting
on the political impulse of the
moment who are ignorant of or
indifferent to Shneour.
They would not be, say, to
James Baldwin or to Jorge Luis
Borges, whom they have made
the new disciples of their new
gospel of ethnic juggling. Why do
they know nothing about
If the government bureaucrats
do not understand this, if they
are so insensitive to their
violating of my civil rights, I may
just throw a riot.
Gotham Memorial
For Jewish Businessman
Executed by Iranians
Continued from Page 1
order from Ayatollah Kalkali, he
|was executed in Harnadan.
The memorial service here,
[which was also attended by
lOanielpour's two brothers and a
bister, was also to express protest
land anger as well as concern for
lot her Iranian Jews now im-
Iprisoned in Iran and who may
[become subject to the same fate.
Ipresident of the JCRC who
chaired the program, said that
iJews all over "and all men of
conscience" should not sit idly by
lin the face of the harsh times
confronting Iranian Jews. Rabbi
iNisson Shulman of the Fifth
lAvenue Synagogue, said that
] Danielpour was a Kadosh
imartyr) who was "blameless and
pnnocent of any crime."
He was murdered, Shulman
charged, "not because of what he
did but because of what he was
a Jew." He added that
Danielpour has become a symbol
of the hatred of our enemies, who
wanted to "Attack Israel and the
Jewish people" through him. He
Icalled for a campaign "to touch
[the conscience of the world," as
[to the fate of Iranian Jews.
The 45-minute memorial
I gathering was also addressed by
[Ambassador Jerome Shestack,
I U.S. representative to the United
I Nations Commission on Human
I nights and former president of
|the International League for
[Human Rights. He declared:
[ The execution of Danielpour
land others by summary
[proceedings is a symbol of
[lawlessness. The holding of the
[hostages by the militants is a
"trmbol of inhumanity. These are
e symbols of the failure of the
[revolution that so many wanted
[and looked upon with hope."
THE SERVICE concluded
with the reading of El Moleh
Rachamim, the traditional
Jewish memorial prayer, by
Cantor Sherwood Coffin, of the
Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Consul General Yosef Kedar of
Israel, represented the Israel
Memorial services for
Danielpour were held in other
major cities across the United
States. More than 1,000 persons
attended a service at Temple
Sinai in Los Angeles, sponsored
by the Jewish Federation Council
in conjunction with the Temple.
Earlier, two American Jewish
leaders denounced the Iranian
government's action. Bertram
Gold, executive vice president of
the American Jewish Committee,
said his organization "notes with
revulsion and renewed concern"
the report of Danielpour's
Gold said the fact that
Danielpour's support for the
creation of "the Israeli Zionist
government" was equated "with
spying for Israel and the United
States, among other trumped-up
charges against him, contains the
seeds of a new threat to the
several dozen other Jews
currently under arrest in that
unhappy country."
acting president of the World
Jewish Congress, in a statement
issued in Paris, where he was en
route to Israel, called the
execution of Danielpour "a cruel
and ominous disregard of
civilized standards of justice and
decency. It makes one tremble for
those now behind prison walls
whose fate lies in the hands of
men who have such contempt for
international opinion and the
dictates of ordinary humanity."
Bronfman's statement was made
available by the New York office
(JTA) The State De-
partment's "bureaucracy"
dealing with the United
States position towards
Israeli settlement policy is
"riven with strife and con-
flict," a State Department
spokesman said after
having, asserted opposition
to "any unilateral steps"
by Israel on the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The spokesman, Tom Reston,
was asked to provide an answer
to whether the U.S. opposes the
number of settlers in existing
settlements. Declining to take
the question for a response later,
Reston said, "I don't know if
they are in a mood to answer at
this point," referring to the De-
partment's Mideast policy-
makers that provide information
to spokesmen.
When he was pressed "you are
opposed to it," Reston replied,
"not only the bureaucracy is
riven with strife and conflict,
apparently the press corps is
THE COLLOQUY arose over
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin's announcement that
Israel would set up 10 more
settlements on the West Bank
and then stop building after
that. "We oppose any unilateral
steps on settlements which
undercut the negotiations now
underway to achieve agreement
on these territories (West Bank
and Gaza) that all parties can
support,'' Reston said.
Asked if an increase in
population is a unilateral action,
Reston said, "Yes, if not in con-
sultation with other parties."
But when asked if that would
undercut negotiations, he replied
he was trying to obtain ad-
ditional information "if they are
(the bureaucracy) in a mood to
do so at this point."
In defense of his settlement
program. Begin was reported as
having quoted President Carter's
statement of Sept. 27, 1978 of
agreeing to additional Israelis
settling on the West Bank.
Reston invited reporters to read
the Carter remarks that followed
the Camp David agreements.
THE PRESIDENT said then,
in response to a reporter's
question "on no limits on ex-
pansion," that Israelis "were not
talking about an enormous
expansion of tens of thousands
of people, but just tiny settle-
ments being expanded."
Carter also said, "If we put in
an absolute freeze on all expan-
sion the families couldn't be re-
united." The President said the
Israelis "emphasize how tiny the
total population was. I thought
it was a good trade-off that in
dropping the expansion language
(in the Camp David accords) we
added on the language that the
status of future settlements
would be decided during the
The difference in views be-
tween the Carter statement and
the Israeli version of Begin's
understanding with Carter of
expansion of settlements has
plagued American-Israeli
relations ever since. But it was
understood in other remarks by
the Carter administration that
an influx of some settlers was
not beyond the understanding.
AN INDICATION of serious
differences within the Carter Ad-
ministration in handling the
settlements policy and other
Israeli matters came from
Robert Strauss, the President's
former special negotiator in the
c ft
Robert Strauss
autonomy talks. Irritated over
the foul-up in the U.S. vote for
an anti-Israeli United Nations
Security Council resolution Mar.
1, Strauss, who is chairman of
the President's reelection cam-
paign, spoke of the "damn
Arabists" in the State Depart-
Personnel in the State Depart-
ment's Middle East Bureau and
in other sectors of the Adminis-
tration are known to be at odds
on how far to try to pressure
Israel and also how far to go
toward appeasing the Arabs.
Egyptian analysts appear to
see Secretary of State Edmund
Muskie's address as leaning
towards U.S. recognition of a
Palestinian state. But Reston
denied any U.S. policy changes.
President Carter previously said
he "preferred" that the West
Bank federate with Jordan.
olitical Intrusion
Jewish Feminists Fear
What Will Happen
feminists have voiced "deep
resentment and profound
dismay" that next month's
World Conference of the United
Nations Decade for Women, to be
held in Copenhagen, has been
"subverted by the intrusion of
political issue the alleged
plight of Palestinian women."
Chiae Herzig, co-president of
the national Women's Division of
the American Jewish Congress,
spoke on behalf of her
organization and the Leadership
Conference of National Jewish
Women's Organizations at a
planning meeting in Washington
last weekend sponsored by the
State Department.
"WE are gratified by
assurances from the
Administration that the United
States delegates to Copenhagen
have been instructed to devote
their efforts to the urgent agenda
of the Conference: to improve
health services, to expand
education and to increase em-
ployment opportunities for
women around the world," Mrs.
Herzig said.
"Together with all concerned
women, we express our deep
resentment and profound dismay
that the Conference has already
been subverted by the intrusion
of a political issue the alleged
plight of Palestinian women.
"Part of the documentation
developed for Copenhagen
consists of unabashed PLO
propaganda prepared by the
Economic and Social Council that
has admitted the PLO into full
membership and excluded Israel.
"GIVEN THE composition
and organization of the Con-
ference, it appears clear to our
groups that the debate in
Copenhagen will suffer from the
same defects as other recent UN
"Representation will be
heavily skewed. Delegates
subject to Arab-Soviet influence
will come carefully instructed.
There will be no way for Israel
to escape condemnation and no
way to prevent the subversion of
the Conference from its true
purpose to one that serves the
propaganda needs and purposes
of the PLO.
"Not only Israel but the right
of women everywhere are vic-
timized by these tactics.
"Nevertheless, we voice our
hope that the American
delegation with their colleagues
will persevere so that out of
Copenhagen '80 will come the
blueprints for full equality for all
Closes in
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The 1980 Pinellas UJA
Federation Campaign is closing
in on its $620,000 goal. Marvin
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chairman and his campaign
committee are finishing out-
standing pledges.
Planning for 1981 campaign is
currently being formulated and
will be finalized when new
Executive Director Jerry Rubin
arrives in July.
New Director
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County Executive Director, Jerry
Rubin, will attend the Council of
Jewish Federation's Conference
in San Diego, Calif, on July 5-10
and will be at the Federation
office on Friday, July 11.
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OFIRA SA VON: at Barllan
CHAIM GRADE: wins literary award
Bar-Ilan Invites Ofira Navon
Ofira Navon, the wife of Israel's President, was
a special guest at the 25th anniversary
celebration of Israel's Bar-Ilan University
Wednesday evening, at New York's Hotel Pierre.
More than 500 guests attended the Silver
Jubilee dinner and convocation, which was
chaind by Mrs. Jerome L. Stern of Manhattan,
president of the University American Hoard of
Mrs. \avon presented the Lapid Prize for
Adult Kducation to Steven Schwartz, vice
president of the Brookdale Foundation, for
developing an innovative program at Barllan
"that is opening the gates of education to retired
persons and encouraging inter-generational com-
munication within the University environment."'
Mrs. \avon. herself an expert in the field of aduJt
education, made the award on behalf of the Israeli
National Association for Adult Kducation.
Chaim Grade, the Yiddish poet and novelist
whose works have illuminated and preserved the
mystical and often mystifying life of Jewish
Vilna, the "Jerusalem of Lithuania,'' will be
awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
degree at Yeshiva University's 49th annual
commencement Thursday, June 12, Dr. Norman
Lamm, president, announced.
Dr. Lamm will confer the degree upon Grade,
and four other distinguished figures in public life,
including Federal Judge Abraham Sofaer and
Aryeh Dulzin, chairman of the World Zionist
Organization and the Jewish Agency.
Grade, in his 10 volumes of poetry and five of
prose, has recreated and brought back to life what
Nazi Germany physically destroyed: the yeshiva
world of Vilna, its synagogue courtyards, the
overflowing Main Synagogue, the side street
Shul, the Yiddishkeit and humanity of the Jewish
experience in pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe.
Grade's work gives shape and dimension to a time
far removed from contemporary Jewish life, and
assert a determined survival in memory.
Sen. Robert Dole (R., Kans.) a member of the
Helsinki Commission, this week called for
postponement of the Madrid Conference,
designed to monitor compliance with the human
rights and European security treaty signed by the
U.S., the Soviet Union, and 33 other nations in
At a special meeting requested by Sen. Dole,
the Kansas Republican called for postponement
saying jt would be "inappropriate and non-
productive'' to hold the monthlong conference in
light f "this delicate time in international
relations." Dole suggested "the invasion of in-
dependent Afghanistan by Soviet troops would
make the conference a charade and forum for
polemics that could do irreparable harm to the
spirit of the Helsinki process."
"We've asked the farmer to pay a price with the
grain embargo, the athletes to pay a price with
the Olympic boycott. Now we ought to ask the
bureaucrats to pay a price by postponing this trip
to Madrid," Dole said.
The Administration opposes a delay in the
conference, scheduled to begin in November after
a planning session in September.
The president of the Jewish Reconstructionist
Foundation is the chief executive officer of the
Kcnmstructionist Movement, which encompasses
the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in
Philadelphia, the Reconstructionist Federation of
Congregation and Havurot. the Reconstructionist
Kabbinical Association, the Reconstruct JOnist
I'ress and Magazine, and the Women's
In accepting his new position Rabbi
\adelmann said "Reconstructionist Judaism
today can and must reach modern secular' and
religious .lew- alike, and impress upon them
that Judaism is a religion as well as a
The mechanism by which a newly-isolated virus
causes fatal tumors in animals will be studied
jointly by Prof. Yosef Aloni of the Weizmann
Institute of Science and Prof. Gerhard Sauer of
the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg,
under a DM.87,000 grant of the Volkswagenwerk
Because of the great similiarity between the
genetic processes of viruses and those of the cells
they attack, the investigations will also provide a
new information on how higher organisms, in-
cluding man, regulate expression of their own
genetic characteristics.
The scientists will be studying a virus isolated
a few years ago by Prof. Sauer known as HD
(Heidelberg) virus, member of an intensively
studied family of tumor-causing viruses, the
Alfred Moses, President Carter's special liaison
to the American Jewish community, met with a
delegation of American Mizrachi Women in his
White House office on Jerusalem Day, May 14, to
accept an AMW petition calling upon President
Carter to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
and to relocate the American Embassy there from
Tel Aviv. The AMW petition was signed by
several thousand AMW members and supporters
throughout the United States.
In presenting the petitions to Mr. Moses
Koselle Silberstein. AMW s national president
noted that the delegation represented some
.)5,000 religious. Zionist women throughout
America who are firm in their commitment to
maintaining the status of Jerusalem as a unified
city under Israeli rule.
I Oder the l:i years of Israel's stewardship of
the city free access to the holv places of all faiths
has been guarnateed and protected. This out-
standing record is in sharp contrast to that of the
Jordanians who prevented Jews from praving at
the Western Wall during the 19 years of their
stewarship of the Old City."
Rabbi Ludwig Nadelmann was installed as1
president of the Jewish Reconstructionist,
Foundation at an inauguration ceremony at the.
Harnn.nie Club in New York City. More than 3001
people attended. He succeeds Rabbi Ira Eisen-
stein, who has been named honorary president of)
the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation.
An internationally-known physician who has
written over a dozen books on physiology and
physical well-being, has a new one recommendinK
a low profile sex life.
Dr. Edwin FlatU) has written a newly-
published volume Look Younger. Think Clearer
Live Longer; about which he says. "Basically'
nature intended sex to be used for procreation
not recreation. Sex is a sacrifice to the body The
seed of all life forms contain the most valuable
ingredients in the body ... Sex adversly affects
males physiologically."
About women the Miami Beach physician
notes that Sex adversly affects the human
female neurologically. In the female, sex orgasm
is akin to an epileptic fit." .
Publishers Hear:
Carter Says 'No'
To Role for PLO
Continued from Page 1
European allies might do about
this, our position is clear and as
I've just stated to you."
The statement was an en-
dorsement of the same position
taken by Secretary of State
Muskie following announcement
of the EEC resolution in Venice.
Carter further told the
publishers that the best way to
get "cooperation" from Europe in
the Middle East is to make
"demonstrable progress" ac-
cording to the Camp David
TO THE extent that we make
progress." Carter said, "those
European nations the
Scandinavian countries and
others I think will come back
to a more balanced approach to
the question.
"And if we can ever get the
Palestinian Arabs and the
refugees represented in the talks
through West Bank mayors, the
Gaza mayors and others, I think
this will alleviate tension con-
siderably and not only will stop
the rash of UN resolutions but
also will strengthen support for a
balanced decision on these
Carter vowed to "use all the
persuasive power that I have I
encourage" Jordan's Kia
Hussein in Washington this\_
for talks with the President,'
join the United States, Israeli,
Egypt in talks on the future .
the West Bank and Gaza withal
the Camp David framework.
ASKED WHY he had m]
taken "a more forceful stand"
with regard to Arab and other*!
foreign investments in the United
States, Carter explained:
you cannot single outi!
particular religious faith
have a special law that puwl
restraints on them on the ex-l
elusion of others";
". if some of the $90J
billion a year that the United!
States pays for foreign-produo
oil was not reinvested in this!
country, the drain on the
economy would be very!
9 Arab investment in ;heU$J
is not really that significant. "A|
much larger investment by, say.j
a (ierman corporation or i]
British or a Japanese corporatioql
is publicized not at all or. if it si
publicized, in a favorable light."!
\rab investments. noted!
President tarter, are highljrj
Envoy Denies Carter
Disavowed UN
Resolution of Mar. 1
NEW YORK (JTA) Donald F. McHenry, the)
United States Ambassador to the United Nations,
maintains that President Carter did not "disavow'' the
United Nations Security Council resolution Mar. 1
criticizing Israel's settlement policy, only the references
to Jerusalem, according to an interview in the biweekly
journal The New Leader.
IN THE INTERVIEW with Gertrude Samuels, a
UN correspondent, McHenry said Carter did not
disavow the vote. "He (Carter) explicitly said it was with
regard to references to Jerusalem," the Ambassador
said. "He went on to reiterate the policy with regard to
settlements." McHenry asserted that the Mar. 1
resolution "did not condemn Israel" and "was not an
anti-Israel vote. It was an anti-settlement vote. I think|
it's important to get that clear."
The U.S. envoy rejected claims that he personallyI
supported the resolution despite the Administration's
views. "I work for the government and, when I speak, I
speak for the government,'' he said. "No one has ever)
heard me express my personal views."
^A' *"*


ty, June 20,1960
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 7
Grandfather of Vitas Gerulaitis
Israelis on Trail of Alleged War Criminal Living in Queens, N. Y.
NEW YORK (JTA) The daily
less here has not yet run a story on a
[oward Beach, Queens resident whom
traeli intelligence has called "one of the
[ost important Nazi war criminals in
files," although local newspapers
fere informed of his background over
vo years ago.
Stasys Cenkus, now a permanent
esident alien (No. 8100124/ 601481.R),
tas Lithuanian Chief of the Secret
Mice, collaborating with the Nazi
:ret police in Lithuania, headed by
iestapo chief Karl Jaeger. In copy-
lighted material from his forthcoming
>k on the subject, author-journalist
Charles Allen, Jr. calls Cenkus one of
Lhe top five alleged Nazi war criminals
pving in America today.
IN HIS collaborative role, Cenkus has
en implicated in various Einsatz-
ruppen actions against Lithuanian
tews in 1941-43 including appropriation
)f Jewish money and property.
lumerous witnesses and documents in
[he Soviet Union testify to his role in
ratings, transports to death camps,
ind murders.
His secret police unit was on a direct
jporting line to Ampt IV of the
Jestapo. The Soviet Union has con-
demned him to death in absentia for his
war crimes.
Before World War II, Cenkus was
chief of the Lithuanian State Security
Police in the Marijampole district of
Lithuania. He fled to Germany in 1940,
after being charged with subversive
activity against the Lithuanian state. In
Germany, he was trained by the
Gestapo and returned to Lithuania after
the Nazi victory there, Allen said.
AFTER THE war, Cenkus hid out in
American-occupied Germany and
became involved with the International
Refugee Organization, which functioned
as an escape mechanism for some Nazis.
Although the group knew of the charges
against him, they gave him DP status
and helped him get into the United
States, according to Allen. From 1946 to
1948, he was a member of the U.S.
Army Intelligence Corps, and he entered
the U.S. in 1951. Allen testified before
Congress in 1978 that Cenkus was
employed by the FBI and CIA.
Although Cenkus' background and
locale were reported in the former
Chicago Daily News in the fall of 1977
by William Clements and Charles Nico-
demus, and this information was given
to New York daily newspapers by Allen,
the story has never appeared in the
jpress here.
Allen said he believes the news-
papers have omitted the story because
Cenkus is the grandfather of Vitas
Gerulaitis, third-ranking pro tennis
player in the world.
ALTHOUGH the New York dailies
have claimed that the city resident's
Nazi background and his link with
Gerulaitis are not "a local story," Allen,
a foremost expert on Nazi war criminals
in America, attributes the omission to
"selective hypocrisy," to protect the
money market of professional tennis.
Gerulaitis, himself, made a virulently
anti-Semitic remark last month, which
was buried on the sports pages of The
New York Times and The New York
Post on May 10. In criticizing Jewish
linesman Lee Gould, Gerulaitis said to
news reporters: "That guy should be
put into a crematorium and burned to
He made the remark on May 5, after
his victory John Sadri at the- West Side
Tennis Club in Forest Hills made him
eligible for the semi-finals of the
$500,000 Tournament of Champions.
Gerulaitis subsequently won the
championship and $100,000.
Pan's Scene
French Jewish Leaders Split
|T' nsions within the French
Jewish community have
been simmering for a long
time. The ingredients con-
[sist of suppressed frustra-
tions, intercommunal
[jealousies and an intense
dissatisfaction with the
government's anti-Israel
policy. On the eve of the
Six-Day War, when
throngs of Parisian Jews
went out into the streets
singing Israeli songs and
waving Israeli flags, the
tensions reached near boil-
ing point, but the lid re-
mained on.
It nearly burst last month as
most Jewish communal organiza-
tions, including the most pres-
tigious among them, traded
mutual accusations, com-
muniques and denials with the
Jewish Agency's representative
in France, Avi Primor, a 45-year-
old Israeli career diplomat now
on leave of absence from the
Foreign Ministry.
May 7, Baron Guy de Rothschild,
the head of the famous banking
family and one of France's best
known communal leaders,
phoned Primor to ask for an im-
mediate appointment. When the
two met, that afternoon, the 71-
year-okl silverhaired banker
generally elegant and even
suave in his approach, told him
bluntly: "I have asked my son
David (a member of the Jewish
Agency's Board of Governors), to
telephone (Agency Chairman
Leon) Dulzin in Jerusalem and
ask for your recall."
Rothschild blamed Primor for
the tone taken by most of the
main speakers at the Apr. 27 "12
Hours for Israel" mass demon-
stration. He said that the
meeting might have been useful
but that finally it has mainly
served to "break up the com-
munity's unity of purpose.' He
added. "You can rarely win a
point tor your cause by using
insults and invectives."
That same afternoon. Roth-
schild attended a meeting of the
Fonds Social Juife Unife (FSJU)
executive council. This body is
France's social welfare fund and
also a half-partner in the French
United Jewish Appeal. Its presi-
dent is Guy de Rothschild.
MOST OF the communal
leaders present believed that
Primor had backed, some re-
portedly said manipulated, the
"Renewal" group. Before the
meeting started, a small group of
participants asked Rothschild to
have it discussed and to vote a
motion of non-confidence in the
Jewish Agency's representative.
Rothschild turned down the
suggestion and the FSJU
.neeting finally concluded with a
vote expressing the organiza-
tion's continued confidence in the
Representative Council of Major
French Jewish Organizations
(CRIF), the French equivalent of
the Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations. The president of
CRIF is another Rothschild,
Baron Alain, a 70-year-old cousin
of Guy and his partner in the
Two days later, the discretion
which the French Jewish leader-
ship had hoped to maintain was
broken. The Israeli press picked
, > the story and the French press
sensationalized the situation.
FRANCE'S 700,000 Jews
generally prefer, in the words of a
prominent French Jewish attor-
ney, for the general press "not to
write about us at all, but when it
does so, however, to do it in a
positive way." Most local Jews
must have been bitterly dis-
appointed throughout the month
of May. Rarely, if ever, have they
and their organizations come
under such close scrutiny from
the media and the general tone
was not always positive.
Provoked by the press,
prodded by correspondents, often
rritated by their own and their
opponents' statements, attacks
and public communiques,
organizations traded accusations
for a couple of weeks.
There was a clash of per-
sonalities between the elegant
world-renowned banker and the
Sabra-born former infantry
officer twice wounded in the 1956
Suez War. But, basically, it was a
clash over conflicting views over
diaspora Jewry's duties and
responsibilities, and many here
fear that the French incident
might renew itself sooner or later
elsewhere, and mainly in the U.S.
ORGANIZED French Jewry
and its traditional leadership,
have always been pro-Israel, have
actively spoken out in Israel's
favor, but have generally chosen
to do so through direct contacts
with the government and in a
relatively discreet manner. Many
Jews also consider themselves
first and foremost French and
| secondly Jewish.
France's national tendencies
have been, since the days of the
French Revolution, towards a
strong, centralized country.
Democracy in French tradition
was incompatible with regional
tendencies such as had prevailed
in the days of the monarchy.
Nowadays, pluralism, in all its
forms, is in fashion. France, for
the first time in its history, is
prepared to accept it in all its
manifestations: political, sexual
and religious. Now, it seems to
many, including Primor, is the
ideal time for French Jewry to
openly express its differences and
its own particular communal
sympathies and tendencies. The
difference between Primor and
the community's traditional
leaders is also, however, one of
storm and the general press'
interest have at least served to
clearly demonstrate the com-
munity's basic unity in sup-
porting Israel and coming out
"into the open" to make known
its views and passionate links
with the Jewish State. This is
probably what will remain once
the storm abates.
Menten Trial to be Interrupted;
Expert Off to Russia for Evidence
AMSTERDAM (JTA) The second trial of
alleged Nazi war criminal Pieter Menten will be inter-
rupted while an expert goes to the Soviet Union to
search for additional evidence. The Rotterdam district
court, where the trial opened last month, agreed to a
request by defense attorney Eduard de Liagre Boehl to
have the War Crimes Archives in Moscow examined to
see if they contain material to substantiate Menten's
claim that he was not involved in the crimes with which
he is charged.
THE COURT selected Willem R. Veder, a professor
of Slavonic, languages at the University of Nijmegen, to
visit the archives and submit his report by June 20.
Veder served as interpreter at Menten's first trial in
Amsterdam and in the same capacity at the current one.
He is thoroughly familiar with the case. The court said
that the trial would not be unduly delayed by the in-
Boehl originally asked that a three-man inquiry
commission be sent to the USSR. This might have
suspended the proceedings for two to three months while
the Dutch request for the commission to be admitted to
the Soviet Union made its way through diplomatic
channels. It was seen as a deliberate delaying tactic by
the defense.
Begin to be Speaker
NEW YORK (JTA) Prime Minister-
Menachem Begin of Israel will be the keynote speaker at
a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on Nov. 11
to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ze'ev
Jabotinsky, Begin's mentor. About 1,800 guests from
throughout the United States are expected to attend, it
was announced by the Jabotinsky Foundation, sponsors
of the dinner.
The list of Israeli patrons include Knesset Speaker
Yitzhak Berman; Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir;
Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren; Sephardk Chief Rabbi
Ovadiah Yosef; chairman of the World Zionist
Organization and Jewish Agency Executives, Leon
Dulzin; and Poet Laureate of Israel, Uri Zvi Greenberg.

Page 8
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Bad-Mouthed Soldier
Another View of Lebanese Christians' Leader
Continued from Page 1
dominates the enclave (with its
population of 35,000 Christians,
30,000 Shi'ites and 3,000 or so
Druse) was observing the sector
of the perimeter manned by the
A Red Cross van drove up to
the UNIFIL emplacement
carrying, so the driver explained,
medical supplies for the enclave
village of Kafr Kilaa village
supposed to be sympathetic to
the PLO. The Norwegians in-
spected it, and waved it on.
Haddad stopped and searched
it, about a hundred yards past
the emplacement, designedly
under the eyes of the Norwegian
commander. Inside he found a
Russian-made Guryanov wheel-
mounted machine gun, am-
munition for this gun and many
others, bombs, small arms and,
inside a box labelled "surgical
dressings," a quantity of hand
complained to the UNIFIL
commander, Gen. Alexander
Emmanuel Frskine, that Haddad
was making their job impossible.
The incident was not ex-
ceptional, but typical. Whether
as Haddad and the Israelis
believe the various national
contingents in UNIFIL act as
they do in simple reflection of the
pro-PLO stance of their
governments, or whether they are
simply scared of the PLO, I do
not know.
Certainly, in the early days of
the life of UNIFIL, the PLO
arrested. imprisoned and
humiliated the French com-
mander, without evoking much
more than token protests. On the
other hand, a Norwegian soldier
who married a Palestinian Arab
girl and was sent home because of
the partisan involvement this
would suggest, was immediately
re-employed as a public relations
officer with UNIFIL.
And neither the Israelis nor
Haddad makes any complaint
against the Nepalese and Figian
contingents who, as a matter of
honor, discharge punctiliously
their duty of preventing in-
Two nights alter he had found
the Guryanov, I met Haddad in a
hotel in Metulla. He stood for a
moment in the lobby, looking
about him, at cast. In contrast to
the Israeli soldiers in the hotel
and around the town, his green
fatigues were immaculate, his
boots polished.
A SPOTLESS white tee-shirt
peeped up over the V of his open-
necked shirt. His forage cap was
centered exactly over his
forehead. He looked colder,
harder and tougher than any man
I had ever expected to meet in mv
life. J
The Israelis are no slouches at
fighting. I was therefore im-
pressed by the regard the Israeli
officer escorting me a colonel
with twenty years' service
displayed towards Haddad.
Later that evening, Haddad
had to recross the border to
whatever place in which he would
spend the night. About his future
movements he was secretive,
even with the Israelis. He
questions the quality of their
security. Even appointments-or
suggestions for appointments
for the next day were met with
studied vagueness.
I cannot say that in the few
hours of this, our first meeting,
Haddad relaxed, but, poring over
military maps, identifying the
positions of friend and foe, ex-
patiating on the difficulties of
protecting his villagers not only
from "fire and death" from the
PLO, but from the indifference
marching towards hostility of the
UN and smoking Mariborough
cigarettes in an unending stream
he became a bit more for-
HE SMILED once sadly,
when asking me what British
foreign policy was these days
and laughed once, when I asked
him what further help he would
like from the Israelis. (Contrary
to recent and general im-
pressions, the Israeli Govern-
ment, and though it sustains
Haddad's forces, is unwilling to
be lavish with equipment for fear
of repercussions from the UN).
Most of the time, though, he
was bent over the maps he had
sent for and in which he was
instructing me. Here was a place
he was sure of. Here was a line he
could hold. Here was a place
Beirut told him was good.
But. was Beirut reliable?
Beirut was the Christian
establishment of the Lebanon:
and I thought that he thought
that the Christians in Beirut did
not much approve of the peasant
Haddad who had taken over in
the South.
BUT HE fights on. He pulled
at his moustache brown and
gray and talked a little, about
his unending and bitter war. He
now has no private life, but I
learned something about his past
-*2 years in the Lebanese Army,
the constant slog of fighting for
the south as his country boke up
and his fellow Christians in
Beirut were shelled into virtual
insensibility by the Syrians, the
suspicion followed by gratitude
with which he greeted early
Israeli aid, the relief that at-
tended their massive sweep into
South Lebanon, and the despair
accompanying their replacement
Nothing in his life for years
and nothing that he can see in the
present or the future offers
ground for hope. His own
commanding officer cracked
under the strain and retired to
Israel and a pretty girl. "I don't
suppose," he said, "that there'll
ever be a Lebanon again."
Yet he fights on and, in my
estimation, has the inner
strength to fight on indefinitely,
until one day, as he dashes from
village to village, or chases a
terrorist convoy, or gets into a
firefight too big even for him, he
goes down in battle.
I do not suppose that, in all our
time together on that occasion,
Haddad once raised his voice, or
spoke in any way in anger. I have
never, indeed, heard him sound
emotional. By and large he lays
facts, opinions and prospects or
the table with as little evident
feelingless. Derhaosthan a
man turning over the pages of a
parish magazine.
FOR ALL that- and I have
seen the same thing subsequently
there was a distinct and per-
sistent curiosity in his con-
tribution to our conversation. For
him my visit was an opportunity
to inquire, with sadness rather
than bitterness, how it came
about that the Christian world of
the West, and the churches and
the great institutions of that
world, cared so little about what
was happening to him and his
As he catalogued the unending
flow of Russian weapons cap-
tured by his troops or used with
savagery against his villagers, he
wondered aloud at the in-
difference of the Western powers
to this evidence of the spreading
stain of a hostile influence in the
Middle East.
His contempt for the UNIFIL
troops was professional rather
than political. Politically, as I
have already said, he judges
them to be acting in accordance
with the wishes of their gover-
nments, governments!
already accept!
inevitability, if not J
desirability, of thJ
elimination of thej
population of Lebanoj
HE IS NOT the .
given toor capabL
cultural generalization
eyes I felt I could se
evidence yet of the dt
cowardice of Chr
Western civilization.
When we parted, I.
exhausted and harroi
course, I had beenl
answer any of hisl
What is inescapj
temptible, thougl
hypocrisy, deceit anc
deviousness of tl
Nations and gener
policy towards hii
I do not suggest
Haddad is by nature
chivalrous, or even a ,
should not care to {
opposite side to him
prepared to beliew
reputation for ruth
justified. But I find _
fight of his fellow Chr
the fight of their L
Druse allies, admirab|

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