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^Jewish Meridian
Off Pinellas County
[olume 1 Number 7
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, Jury 18,1980
Price 10 Cents
56 U.S. Jews Rap Begin GoVt; Israel, Egypt Resume
Endorse Peace Now Movement Talks in Washington
Fifty-six prominent
American Jews issued a
statement here calling for
[peace and security
through territorial com-
)romise on the West
lank" and warning
igainst "extremists in the
jublic and within the
(Israeli) government,
[guided by religious and
secular chauvinism, who
listort Zionism and
threaten its realization."
The statement, a sharp
criticism of the territorial policies
lof Prime Minister Menachem
IBegin's government and the
[philosophy behind them, en-
dorsed the position of the Peace
sow Movement and was seen as
an indicator of strong support
among American Jewish leaders
for the movement.
THREE OF the signatories are
past chairmen of the Conference
pf ('residents of Major American
Jewish Organizations. They are
IKahbi Joachim Prinz (1965-67).
Rabbi Alexander Schindler (1976-
\ix\. and Theodore Mann (1978-
801. Mann's term expired July 1.
The Conference of Presidents,
kith a constituency of more than
BO national Jewish organizations
In the U.S., speaks for American
Jews on matters of concern to
pern, particularly the well-being
Israel and U.S. Middle East
I'rof. Leonard Fein, of
llrandeis University in Waltham,
Mass.. one of the organizers of
the petition, told a press con-
ference here that all of the
signatories were well-known as
strong supporters of Israel. He
made it clear that the group drew
a distinction between support for
Israel, which is unequivocal, and
support for Begin government
policies with which they
"WE ARE trying to make a
clear distinction between Israel
and certain policies of Israel,"
Fein said. Participants at the
press conference said they felt
they expressed a widespread
feeling among American Jews.
They said they had the im-
pression that the majority of
American Jews attending the
annual Jewish Agency Assembly
now in session here would agree
with their statement.
According to Fein, many of
those who signed are par-
ticipating in the assembly.
Others who were approached said
they could not sign because of the
positions they hold.
One of these was Max Fisher,
chairman of the Jewish Agency
Board of Governors. Fisher
declined to tell the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency whether or
not he would sign but told the
petitioners later that he would
not because of his position.
MANY OF the signatories of
the statement issued here also
signed an advertisement sup-
porting the Peace Now
Movement which appeared in
English-language Jewish
periodicals throughout the U.S.
on June 15. The latest petition
was published under the heading
"Our Way is Not Theirs," the
slogan first used by Peace Now.
The statement warned against
"extremists in the public and
within the government, guided be
religious and secular chauvinism,
who distort Zionism and threaten
its realization," saying that
"they advance the vicious cyle of
extremism and violence, which
nurture each other."
The statement continued:
"Their way endangers and
isolates Israel, undermining the
ethical basis for our claims to a
life of peace and security. Their
way leads to divisions within the
Jewish people, alienates friends
of Israel, and strengthens the
extremists among our enemies.
Their way undermines consensus
within Israel over the reasons for
fighting and dying. Theirs is the
way of obtuseness and violence.
Their way leads to a dead end.
"IN ISRAEL the Jewish
people has sought to guarantee
its physical survival, to build a
sovereign Jewish society, and to
create a spiritual center for the
Jewish people. Peace is necessary
for the full realization of this
dream. Our way is the way of
peace and security through
territorial compromise on the
West Bank.
"Our way is the way of co-
existence and of tolerance. Our
way seeks to unite the Jewish
people around its Jewish and
humanist heritage. At this time,
all those whose way is our way
must stand up and be counted.
We must build a wall to block
violence and must return to
mainstream Zionism."
(JTA) The chief
negotiators of the United
States, Egypt and Israel
dealing with autonomy
arrangements for the West
Bank and Gaza opened
their discussions here in a
downtown hotel but
declined to discus^ what
Egyptian Foreign Minister
Kamal Hassan Ah, Israeli
Interior Minister Yosef Burg and
U.S. special Ambassador Sol
Linowitz, met behind closed
doors by themselves to find a
way of resuming the talks that
were broken off by Egypt in May.
BURG SAID that he was
going into the negotiations
"without preconditions" and
made it clear the Israeli
government continues to have
faith in the Camp David process
in the effort to obtain a Middle
East peace.
Burg also said, "The U.S.
position regarding Jerusalem is
not exactly what we would like to
hear," but "we won't discuss it"
in his talks with Ali and
Linowitz. Burg was referring to
the U.S. abstention on the
resolution in the UN Security
Council demanding Israel
abandon East Jerusalem.
Burg characterized the UN
action as "a European initiative"
stemming from the Western
European Economic Com-
munity's (EEC) -declaration of
Venice." He added, "Egypt is not
angry about such decisions."
But, he pointed out, "It cannot
change my mind, our history.
AT THE State Department,
chief spokesman John Trattner
was asked by the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency to offer an
explanation of why he said that
Jerusalem is not an undivided
city and that there is not free
access to the holy places there. "I
am not going to give a readout,"
he said. He replied, "I am afraid
not" when asked for a statement.
However, he did say that "free
access depends on whom you are
talking to" and that the "final
status" of Jerusalem "is subject
to negotiation."
Trattner was asked the
question in light of the
statements made by President
Carter and Vice President Walter
Mondale that Jerusalem is an
undivided city.
Israeli Demand for
U.S. Visas Not Up
American Consul, James Carr,
reported no significant increase
in the number of Israelis asking
for entry visas to the U.S. this
year compared with the same
period in 1979. According to
travel agency sources however,
there has been a substantial
increase in the purchase of one-
way tickets to the U.S. by.
Israelis who do not possess
i immigration visas.
HE ADMITTED that there
are many ways to circumvent
that procedure. The El Al offices
report that many Israelis who
bought a return ticket on a
charter flight or an "Apex"
round trip, which costs only
slightly more than a full fare one-
way ticket, have failed to use the
return portion on the designated
date and thus forfeited their right
to fly home at the reduced rate.
Squadron Attacks
'56' as 'Unhelpful'
NEW YORK (JTA) Howard Squadron, who
assumed office as chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,
sharply criticized the statement released in Jerusalem in
which 56 prominent American Jews, including three of
his predecessors, took issue with policies of Prime
hi Minister Menachem Begin's government.
IN A STATEMENT here, Squadron said: "I find it
most regrettable that American Jewish leaders should
ngage in this kind of public debate concerning the
policies pursued by the government of Israel. Such
debate is always unhelpful and divisive.
"It creates the inevitable impression that the dif-
ferences within the Jewish community are more im-
portant than the areas of agreement. In fact, the Jewish
community is united on the most important matters:
"FIRST, that Jerusalem shall remain undivided and
the capital of Israel, with free access to all faiths.
Second, that the Camp David accords represent a great
achievement for peace and that the effort to achieve a
workable autonomy arrangement for the West Bank and
Gaza should be persistently pursued. Third that Israel is
a functioning democracy and that its government will
rise or fall on the basis of the wishes of the people of
Israel, who are quite capable of carrying on great debates
among themselves."
Temple \! r
Photo by Bob Colmer
Temple Ahavat Shalom Dedicates Land
Cloudy skies and rain did not dampen the
spirits of more than 100 people who attended the
dedication ceremony on the site of the future
home of Temple Ahavat Shalom.
The congregation, the fastest growing in
Pinellas County, hopes to begin construction on
its new building within two years. The site is
located on Curlew Road in Palm Harbor.
Speaking at the dedication ceremony were
Elliot Kahana. temple president; Rabbi Jan
Bresky; and Frank Weaner, chairman of the
board of the Palm State Bank.
Kahana is shown unveiling the sign, assisted
by Dr. Andrew Gellady. Watching the
proceedings are Rabbi Bresky and several
younger members of the congregation.

The Jeuish Floridian of Pinellas County
Family Service Expands Programs
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pa>-ments. medical attention
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and other essentials. Mrs
Ravmund cited an involved
USF to Have Jewish Center
Jewish students need a place
can call their own. a real
center for Jewish activity said
Morton Gould and Jack Roth, co-
chairmen of the Building
Committee, as they announced
plans for the construction of the
new Chabad House Jewish
Student Canter
This facihtv will mean a giant
stride forward in helping to keep
alive Jewish identity among the
Bay area s college youth."
During the 26 years since the
opening of the University of
South Florida, all major religions
have built centers where students
of their faiths could congregate
and participate in cultural ac-
*-s Onlv the Jewish faith
Aliyah Center Director to Speak
Joshua Sbomer. director of the
Israel Aliyah Center in Miami,
will be the guest speaker at a
meeting of the Chug .Aliyah on
Sunday. July 20 The meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs
New Pearl. J3*0-*Otfa St South.
- Petersburg at 9 p m
1 -.- WKtf*.:r.d -s 0p*l '-'-' li
Jewisn people who are interested
m or have questions concerning
ur.migration to Israel
Concert Slated at
Kosher Kitchen Beth Shalom
From the kitchen of Ellen
Bernstein, president of the
Sisterhood of B'nai Israel. St
Petersburg, comes this delicious
recipe for Eggplant Kugel
2 large eggplants
1 egg beaten
14 cup flour or matzoh meal
Salt to taste
1 tap. baking powder
1 tblsp. minced onions
Peel eggplant and cut in cubes
Boil in small amount of water
until soft. Drain and mash. Add
other ingredients, mix welL Pour
into well greased casserole or
Pyrex dish and dribble a little oil
over the top. Bake in 400 degree
oven about 1 hour.
Congregation Beth Shalorr. aril
present Rabbi Shlomo Caribach
m concert on July 27 at T .30 p rr.
in the sanctuary Rabbi Caribach
is an interpreter of Chassidic.
Israeli and Yiddish music
Tickets are available in the
Jewish War Vets
The Abe Adar Post and
Auxiliary 246. Jewish War
Veterans, announces a dinner
meeting to be held on July 30 at
the Fish House Restaurant. 1060
Pasadena Ave.. So.. South Pasa-
dena. Members and friends are
The Chatter Box
Four young women were awarded scholarships by
Federation and the Sohon Memorial Fund to work and study in
Israel. The lucky recipients are Lias Bnah. who will study
Jewish communal work at the Universky of Tel Aviv. Debbie
Mailer, aad Sharoa Oaaeff. who are on a AZA trip, and Heidi
Feiamaa. who is with a USY program. Presentations were made
at the Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to Mark Michel*, son of Ida aad Stan, on
his acceptance in the Junior Honors Medical Program at Florida
State University. Mark has just completed his sophomore year
at Tufts University and will start at FSU in September
Mazel Tov to Elsie Caaakao. who has just become a great-
grandmother. When Elsie goes to Chicago this summer to visit
the new baby, there will be five generations present in the
Bon voyage to Dr. and Mrs Herman Marsh who are visiting
Israel and Egypt this summer Also traveling to the Land of
Milk and Honey are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rogall. who are making
the trip with their daughter and son-in-law from New York .
Mr. and Mra. Loo Rosen are off for the summer visaing family
in Vermont. New York and Michigan. Lou has just become a
member of the Federation board. ____
still lacks such a center for the
3.000 Jewish students that at-
tend USF
The new Chabad House Jewish
Student Center will be located on
Fletcher Avenue between 42nd
and 46th Streets next to Fontana
Hall and directly across from the
college dorms. The land was
purchased with the help of Sol
Walker and the late Mary Walker
and Bruce and Judy Goidin
The building will feature a
kosher dining hall and meal plan
for students, as well as a chapel,
library, class and activity rooms,
and office facilities for the
Chabad staff
Among the initial members of
the Building Committee in
formation are: Barbara and
Charles Adler. Marvin
-owiu. Link Elozory. Eugene
Eiaen. Harry Fink. Jeff Fox.
Jake Gottfried. Morton Gould.
Robert Jaffer. In*in Karpay Jim
Linick. Dr Gilbert Kushner.
Eugene Linsky Marshall Linsky.
Bruce LeVine. Judy Levitt.
Judge Ralph Steinberg. Jack
Roth. Gregory Waksman and all
the members of the Chabad
House Executive Committee of
Tampa. St. Petersburg. Clear-
water and Sarasota. cities where
Chabad has programs at USF
branch campuses
Plan Israel
A National Women's Division
Mission is scheduled for Sept. 23-
Oct. 1 and will include sight-
seeing and study in Israel from
the Negev Desert in the south to
the Golan Heights in the north.
Highlights will include visits
with new immigrants, a Succoth
celebration in Jerusalem, and
briefing sessions with top Israeli
For reservations and in-
formation, call Maureen
Rose water.
board volunteer group of doctors,
dent- lawyers and
businessmen as often adding the
needed help to PJaCDf those in
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Friday. July 18.1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
I federation holds Sixth Annual meeting
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County held its 6th
Annual Meeting at Temple Beth
El. St. Petersburg, on June 25.
Reva Kent, president of the
Federation, gave the annual
report. Marvin Feldman, vice
president for Campaign, and
Maureen Rosewater, president of
Women's Division, gave reports
on the 1980 campaign.
Representatives of the par-
ticipating agencies reported on
their activities during the past
year and their projected activities
for the coming year. Mrs. Jean
Kallman was honored for her
outstanding services to
Jewish community and
Stuart Handmaker
Louisville, Ky., an attorney and
member of the National Council
of Federations and a recognized
authority in Jewish Federation
activities, was the guest speaker.
This has been a year of greatly
expanded activities for the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County. The rapid growth of the
Jewish population has multiplied
the demands for services and
funds from Federation and its
participating agencies, such as
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, the Jewish Community
Center of St. Petersburg and the
North County Jewish Com-
munity Center.
Federation has provided funds
for needy Jewish students,
scholarships where necessary and
representation of the Jewish
interests in the overall com-
munity of Pinellas County.
Federation is also supporting
new programs which have
become a reality this year, such
as the Solomon Schechter Day
School, Kosher Congregate
Dining Facilities and Jewish
educational programs at St.
Petersburg Junior College. Plans
are now in the works to establish
a facility for the Jewish aged and
to provide home care assistance.
Procurement of the funds
necessary to make these realities
is being planned. The 1980
Jewish Federation Campaign is
producing more pledges than in
previous years, $536,000.00 to
date. However, the goal of
$620,000.00 which was projected
for the 1980 campaign has not
been met. It is vital that those in
the Jewish community that have
not yet made their pledge do so
immediately. It is equally as
important that those who have
made their commitment honor it
as soon as possible, according to
Federation leaders.

Left to rihgt, Maureen Rosewater, Wo
president, and Lorrie Pasekoff, Campaign chai
men's Division
Scholarship winners left to right, Heidi Feinman, Lisa Bush, Campaign Chairman Marvin
Sharon Osseff. Feldman.

Guest Speaker Stuart Handmaker; Federation President Reva >
Executive Board, left to right Charles Rutenberg, Marvin
Sew board members, left to right. Rabbi Michael Charney, Lee Smalley, Sophie Glasgow, Feldman, Rabbi Michael Charney, Reva Kent, Dr. Joel
Maureen Rosewater, Stan Newmark, Saul Schechter, Alan Schwartz, Lou Rosen, Dr. Michael Shrager, Ron Diner. (Not pictured, Stephen Hersh).
Phillips, Sam Winer.
Federation Board: Front Row, left to right- Dr. Gordon SaskinNo^yPeari
Jackie Jacobs, Frieda Sohon, Maureen Rosewater, Dr. A^*'%
Richman, Dr. Joel Shrager, Lorrie Pasekoff, Lou S^ffi^^'fi^
Reva Kent, Ron Dinner. Back row, left to right Marvin Feldman, Murray
Jacobs Stan Newark, Rabbi Michael Charney, Saul Schechter, Alan
Schwartz, Sophie Glasgow, Dr. Michael Phillips, Lee Smalley, Lou Rosen, Dr.
David Wolstein. Elie Mills. Sam Winer.

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Friday. July 18. 1980
Volume 1
5 AB 5740
Number 7
56 American Jews
We applaud the statement by Howard
Squadron, new chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, who this
week deplored the statement signed by 56 American
Jewish intellectuals concerning the policies of the
Menachem Begin government.
The intellectuals set their sights on Begins
tough attitude toward the West Bank and Gaza and
his firm insistence that yet another separate
Palestinian state must not be permitted to emerge
in the Middle East, to be more precise, right on
Israel's borders.
What the intellectuals want is more concessions
to be wrung out of Israel in the name of peace. This
at a time when it has become absolutely crystal
clear that Begins own enthusiastic withdrawal from
the Sinai in the name of peace with Egypt has thus
far brought only Israel's withdrawal not full
diplomatic reciprocity between the two countries,
not an enthusiastic intellectual and cultural ex-
change, not a new citizen-to-citizen relationship
except insofar as Israelis have attempted to in-
stitute these things on a one-way street.
Principally, it has not really brought peace,
only more and more Anwar Sadat demands for more
and more Israeli concessions. This is bitter enough
fruit of the Camp David accords. The 56 American
Jewish intellectuals were not really needed by Sadat
to press his advantage.
Squadron's deploring of their statement makes
this crystal clear.
Israel Mourns Death
Of Kidnap Victim
Israel is in mourning for eight-
year-old Oron Yarden. whose
partially decomposed body was
found in a shallow grave in the
and dunes near Netanya last
week, three weeks and one day
after he was kidnapped for
The police are holding a
suspect who reportedly confessed
the crime and directed them to
the spot where the child was
buried. According to police, he
died some time on June 10, two
days after he was abducted from
the Savyon quarter of Tel Aviv
and several hours before his
parents. Fenina and Amos
Yarden. paid the IL 2 million
demanded by the kidnapper.
THE TRAGIC denouement of
the case has shocked and in-
furiated Israelis and raised cries
for capital punishment for the
crime of kidnapping. Police have
refused to identify the suspect by
name. However, he is known to
be a 33-year-old lieutenant in the
army reserves, the father of three
children, married but separated
from his wife. He is reportedly an
illustrator by profession who
worked mainly on children's
The suspect was detained at
his home in Netanya after
ransom bills deposited in a
Rehovot bank were traced to him.
Police found IL 1.5 million of the
ranson money concealed in and
around a house near Neve
Ne'eman which the suspect
occupied with the woman he was
living with and another man.
His two companions were also
arrested but the police said today
that the woman, a song-writer,
apparently had no knowledge of
the crime and may be released
soon. The other man will also be
POLICE SAID the initial
autopsy indicated that Oron was
dead at the time his killer was
negotiating for ransom. They
said the suspect claims the killing
was accidental. According to his
story, as relayed by a police
spokesman. he accidentally
suffocated the boy to prevent him
from crying out while driving
through Tel aviv shortly after the
Oron suffered from bronchial
asthma. Police said the killer
concealed the body in the trunk
of the car when he picked up the
ransom money on a deserted road
near Neve Ne'eman. He buried
the body only 36 hours later.
Whether the killing was ac-
cidental or intentional, it con-
stitutes first degree murder.
Thousands of Israelis telephoned
newspapers and broadcasting
stations demanding capital
punishment. Leaders of the
Lawyers Association have also
recommended that kidnapping be
added to the list of capital crimes.
death sentence can be imposed
only on Nazi war criminals
convicted of murdering Jews in
the Holocaust. An example was
Adolf Eichmann, who was
hanged in Israel in 1961. Military
courts may also impose the death
penalty in certain cases.
Otherwise, the maximum punish-
ment allowed for murder is life
Meanwhile, the police have
been criticized for their handling
of the Yarden case. The Knesset's
Internal Affairs Committee
recommended the creation of a
special State committee, headed
by a judge, to examine the way
the police conducted the in-
neanderthal creatures living out
their extinction among us in a
quiet despair for the extinction
with them of the logical and
meticulous use of language, call it
ad hominem. It has to do with a
kind of argument addressed to
the man.
In ad hominem argument, you
go for the jugular. You ignore
issues and address your attack to
the man himself his sex life,
his drinking habits, his business
practices, his religious affiliation,
his race, whatever is convenient
as a first fistful of mud.
IN THIS kind of debate, the
implication is that a scoundrel
can not possibly be on the right
side of any issue, and so why
bother discussing any issue with
him at all? The logical fallacy
here is obvious, and in practical
terms ad hominem is
For ad hominem comes from
ignorance, bigotry and prejudice;
and it appeals to ignorance.
bigotry and prejudice. Worse,
character assassination, for that
is what ad hominem amounts to
in the end, depends upon the
assassin's artistic capacity to
delineate and embellish flaws of
personality in his opponent, or
even to make new ones where
none existed in the first place. It
is the character assassin who
creates the scoundrel in order to
unmask him. It is a process that
appeals to the worst in us at the
worst of times.
In essence, the person willing
to descend into the vile morass of
ad hominem is more than an
ignorant bigot, more than ii
lectually dishonest. He is an (
and-out liar.
ALL THESE things n
understood in order to apprecim
the enormity of the Democr
Party's announced campi
tactic against Ronald Reaga
the upcoming presidential i
conceived by Chairman 1^,
Strauss: that Reagan is not
the stuff of which presidents i
made that Reagan is "bet-
equipped to be a cowboy mov
It if not ad hominem to inquire)
why a movie cowboy is mor
poorly-equipped to be presiden
than, say, a peanut farmer. The]
history of the Americanl
presidency represents many pro-l
fessions and occupations ranging I
from military leaders (Jackson,
Eisenhower) to engineers!
(Hoover, Carter), from lawyers!
(Lincoln, Nixon) to university!
presidents (Wilson), from archi-l
tects and philosophers (Jefferson,!
who was also a university!
president) to clever real estate
agents (Washington, who was]
also a military leader).
To question the admissilnlitv
of a movie cowboy into this
populist panoply of presidential
personalities is not only to be an
elitist; it is to be a snob. Roth,as
attitudes, establish dangerous
precedents with respect to pre-
requisites for the office, which the
Constitution spells out in a far
more reasonable and democratic
way except for the stipulation
that candidates must be native-
born, a condition that has long
since outlived its usefulness.
IN FACT, all our Chief Exec-
utives have found it beneficial in
the past to emphasize their
humble beginnings if this had
them (Lincoln's log cabin, an
exquisite metaphor for Moses'
river-borne basket); and all of
them have emphasized their I
pastoral bucolic inclinations,
either that they were farmers
first, no matter what other oc-
cupation they ultimately came to
be engaged in. or else as a more
recent phenomenon, that it was|
only in their "summer" Whit*
House as fishermen (Truman in
Key West) or cattle-ranchers
(Lyndon Johnson in Texas! that
Continued on Page 7
U.S. Prepares for Tough World Meet
Late in June and early in July,
when the 37-member United
States Delegation to the World
Conference of the UN Decade For
Women, 1980. was going through
final briefings, obvious efforts
were being exerted to pen up the
snake let loose in 1975 in Mexico
The reptile, the creation of an
Arab-Soviet-Third World
wrecking crew, was adoption of a
statement equating Zionism with
racism. Those who really know
the meaning of racism and the
meaning of Zionism found, and
continue to find, such a
pronouncement obnoxious,
abhorrent, and downright nasty.
IN THE five intervening
years, warning flags have gone
up to prevent a repetition of such
damaging nonsense. Nowhere is
that more apparent than in the
warm-up sessions for the
women's Conference scheduled
for July 14 to 30 in Copenhagen.
A document prepared by the
Economic Commission for
Western Asia a section of the
UN Economic and Social Council
- declared that three topics
must have priority at the
Copenhagen meeting: 1-
Apartheid; 2- Palestinian
women; 3- refugees.
Sarah Waddington, assistant
to President Carter for political
liaison and women's concerns,
and co-leader of the U.s!
delegation bound for
Copenhagen, has condemned the
document just mentioned (a
paper prepared with the help of
the Palestine Liberation
.111? Wfidi"_gton has "^red
all interested that the American
delegation will work with other
conference goers to oppose the
new Copenhagen statement
reminiscent of the Mexico Citv
Other American delegates who
can be expected to share Mrs.
Waddington's watchman-at-the
gate stance include Lynda
Johnson Robb. Judy Carter
Dorothy Height (president of the
National Council of Negro
Women), and Esther R. Landa
(past president of the National
Council of Jewish Women).
THESE FOLKS want to get
on with what should be the main
business of the Copenhagen
sessions. They will be demanding
discussions and action on health,
jobs, education and related issues
transcending in importance
dozens of other concerns.
However, if the PLO-inspired
delegates overpower the con-
vention and insist on eating up
the conference time by pressing
for a Zionism-is-Racism political
campaign, the Americans will be
prepared. They will demand
discussion in depth of the plight
of South African blacks living in
a traditional climate of apar-
theid; they will join the fight to
end bloodshed in that area They
are determined to block anti-
Israel political attempts to make
the plight of Palestinian women
separate agenda item.
What a travesty that world
opinion has not reached that
desirable point at which the
politicalization of international
forums can be made to atop short
of the insatiable determination to
gang up on Israel, Zionism, and
IN 1975, it was pointed out
that those who try to drag
American delegates into the
scheme to make racism and
Zionism synonymous is tan-
tamount to declaring the United
States in favor of anti-Semitism.
It was clearly shown that the
end-goal of the Arab plotters was
not to smash racism but to try to
expel Israel from the United
And along the way, American
spokesmen asked the world to
take note that the United States
pays a disproportionate part of
the heavy cost of maintaining the {
UN and its multi-faceted com '
missions. Women who back the
PLO move at Copenhagen may
wish to weigh carefully the
significance of this factor.

i, July 18, 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas C6uh ty
Page 5
EEC Touts Self-Determination
Except in Their Own Backyards
NEW YORK When the
reign ministers of the nine
ommon Market countries
unched a "new" European
..iddle East policy in June, 1979,
he Guardian of Britain quoted
,ne EEC minister as saying "the
bmmunity will be able to play a
uch more interesting role in the
iddle East." The "interesting"
jle soon became evident when
.he EEC adopted an "oil" foreign
policy to appease the Arabs at
he expense of Israel.
That policy launched in Paris a
year ago took full shape in the
recent infamous Venice
Declaration a statement of
policy that The New York Times
labeled "pathetic" and
characterized as having "no self-
evident truths, no decent respect
for the opinions of mankind, no
pledge of mutual fortunes and
honor." And furthermore, said
the Times, "the West Bank is not
Europe's or America's to cede
not lor all the oil and trade in
BUT THE policy was more
than pathetic." It was tragic. I
have in mind that audacious
Paragraph 6 of the Declaration
supporting the right of
Palestinians "to exercise fully
their right to self-determination."
No other doctrine of in-
ternal tonal politics has been
fan (iked as frequently in the
Twentieth Century as the
principle of self-determination.
The idea that a people should be
allowed to control its own
political destiny has been the
ideological core of the conflicts
thai Ud to two world wars.
The European nations, and
specifically the members of the
EEC that have taken to heart the
cause of self-determination for
the Palestinians, seem to have
ignored the fact that they
themselves are guilty of the very
thing which they accuse Israel of
not granting self-
determination to a national
inority within their borders.
SOME NATIONAL minorities
In Western Europe may be
[considered legitimate nations,
Icm r\ ing self-determination.
Jl'hev are, for the most part,
lain lent peoples, with deep-rooted
Tctiliurcs and languages, and due
|t<> the vagaries of history, have
ended up within the national
borders of the countries now
|comprising Western Europe.
Unlike the Palestinians, many
lot ihese peoples have no place to go if they want to preserve
Itheir cultures. The Palestinians
Icould settle in any one of 23
independent Arab states, where
|the language is Arabac, the
culture similar and the religion
Several national minorities
Ihave spawned terrorist
[organizations. Yet nowhere does
lone see Western European
[countries willing to ait down and
[discuss self-determination with
the terrorists, as they wish Israel
| to do in the case of the PLO.
A CLOSER look at Europe's
own national-minority situation
does not stand very exacting
France has several national
[movements: the Alsatians and
Ithe people of Lorraine in the
northeast, on the border with
lUermany; the Basques in the
Isouth, and over the border into
[Spain; the Occitanians in the
[southwest; the people ol
Provence in the southeast; the
[Bretons in the western peninsula;
wnd the people of Corsica.
In many of these regions, the
| populace has been agitating for
cultural or political separation,
but the French government has
Abraham H. Foxman is
associate national director
of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith
done little in the way of granting
even minimal autonomy, much
less full self-determination.
In Corsica, for example, the cry
for self-determination is heard
loudly. The quarter of a million
Corsicans and many of the one
million Corsicans who reside in
France and elsewhere in the
world demand autonomy. An
island which was an independent
republic before Napolean in-
corporated it into France has
been seeking its right of self-
determination for well over 150
years. How has the French
government reacted? By
outlawing a separatist
organization and refusing its
demands for a special political
status or autonomy for Corsica
demands that have been
marked by violence.
SPAIN FACES a serious
national problem, that of the
"nations" within the Spanish
nation. The problem is the
separatist and regional goals of
the non-Castilian people in Spain.
The people in question are the
Basques in the north, the
Catalans in the northeast, the
Valencians in the east, and the
Galicians in the northwest. The
Basques and the Catalans have
been pushing for separatism,
while the Valencians and the
Galicians would be satisfied with
some kind of regional autonomy.
The two million Basques, for
example, have been described as
an ancient people, a race apart,
their origins lost in history. They
speak their own language and
have their own culture. Incor-
porated into Spain in 1492, the
Basques have had a separatist
movement at least since the
Spanish Civil War which uses
murder and bombings to
publicize its cause. But the
Spanish government recently
took some steps to ease the
situation. Basques have been
granted limited regional
autonomy: the right to choose
their local administrators, and
enforce the law with Basque
police. Most important, the
Basque language has been
restored to a position equal to
Spanish. Yet no thought or
expression is being given by
Spain or the EEC for self-
determination for the Basques.
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, as it is
officially named, has nationalist
movements in Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales, which were
incorporated by England into the
United Kingdom. Britain's most
serious problem is in Northern
Ireland, with a population of 1.5
million, about two-thirds
Protestant and one-third Roman
Sectarian violence began in the
1%0's between the two factions,
and the British stepped in,
suspending the Northern Ireland
Parliament and imposing direct
British rule. Several groups have
called for an independent Ulster,
with economic links with the
Irish republic to the south.
Britain has thus far done nothing
to satisfy these demands.
Laws passed in 1978 granted
Scotland and Wales home rule,
but not Northern Ireland
which is still a long way from self-
determination. The Kingdom of
Scotland with a population of
more than five million was in-
corporated into the U.K. in 1707.
THE SCOTS are an ancient
people, with their own unique
culture. They have been for a
greater part of their history an
independent country one of
considerable distinction and
despite two and a half centuries
of union with England, there has
been no detectable blurring of
their national identity.
Scottish nationalism began to
take on even more significance
with the discovery of oil off the
Scottish coast in the North Sea.
Under pressure from nationalist
movements in both Scotland and
in Wales, Parliament passed laws
in 1978 granting limited home
rule to Scotland and Wales. But
certainly not self-determination.
The principality of Wales, with
a population of about three
million, was incorporated into the
U.K. in 1536. The Welsh feel that
they have suffered under the
heels of the invaders throughout
their history, be it the Romans,
the Normans, or the English.
Welsh-speaking individuals talk
endlessly of a crisis of identity,
and feel that independence would
be the answer.
BELGIUM has been described
as "one national divisible." Ii. is
inhabited, not by Belgians, but
by the Dutch-speaking Flemings
and Walloons, whose language is
French. It is more a broken
marriage than a nation. At the
very outset of Belgium's in-
dependence, the Flemings, who
comprise 60 percent of Belgium's
10 million population, were upset
that French was the only official
language. The Flemings finally
won full equality for their
language, but now they want
even more: regional autonomy. A
proposal before Parliament would
allow each group to elect its own
government, and control its own
purse strings. In April the
Belgian government feel on the
issue of autonomy.
A Venice Declaration by the
European nations calling for self-
determination for the
Palestinians would have a sense
of credibility when the European
nations first apply the principle
of self-determination in their own
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(JTA) Rep. John
Anderson (It., III.), who is
running as an independent
candidate for the
Presidency, told
representatives of the
Jewish community here
that he was mistaken when
in 1901 and 1963 he sought
a Constitutional amend-
ment to declare the United
States to be a "Christian
nation," Al Erlick, editor
and David Gross, news
editor of the Jewish
Exponent, report.
Anderson cited his opposition
to the school prayer amendment.
which he said former California
Oov. Ronald Reagan, the likely
Republican candidate, supports,
as representative of his views on
church-state issues.
Congressman, who was here to
gain a place on the Pennsylvania
ballot by mounting a petition
drive, met with representatives of
the Jewish community and the
two editors during his two-day
visit. He sought to assure them
that he is not a "spoiler," but a
serious candidate for the
Turning to the search for peace
in the Middle East, Anderson
said he favors "a quiet diplomatic
effort rather than public
proclamations. We must keep
pre-election theatrics out of
Middle East diplomacy, he said.
ANDERSON, who has spoken
critically of Israel's settlement
policy in the past, asserted tha.
no purpose is served by a noisy
media debate about its merits.
This. too. he would relegate to
the realm of quiet diplomacy.
On the question of Jerusalem.
Anderson said moving the U.S.
Embassy there from Tel Aviv-
must wait for the completion of
the peace negotiations.
The candidate's position on a
possible Palestinian state is that
"A Palestinian state in the
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a precursor to another war. There
must he a new diplomatic for-
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Palestinian people can enjoy their
rights, can feel in charge of their
own destiny, but without an
army and without an in-
dependent foreign policy. There
is no right to start another war."
TURNING TO the latest
requests for U.S. arms by Jordan
and Saudi Arabia. Anderson
said, "Flooding the area with
arms is not the way to peace. To
simply give in to Saudi Arabia
and Jordan on arms without
exacting a price their
cooperation in the peace effort
makes no sense."
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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday, July 18
Camp Kadima Counselors Visit Hospital Rabbi Bresky Namei
To Who's Who*
Counselors-in-Training and
Leaders-in-Training from Camp
Kadima recently took a field trip
to Palms of Pasadena Hospital as
part of their program to learn
how various institutions in
Pinellas County serve the
community. They have also
toured a radio station and a
police precinct.
Leaders-in-Training are Amy .
Bennett, Marc Daniels, Mark I
Fergenbaum, David Schiereck iJ'B
and Matthew Daniels. Coun-
selors-in-Training are David J
Fleece, Jeff Rosenbluth and Sue
Rene Estabmok is shown
explaining the Blood Bank to
(left to right), David Schiereck,
Matthew Daniels, Marc Daniels
and Jeff Rosenbluth. The advisor
is Sondra Bear.
Camp Kadima has served the
community for almost 25 years
and presently has about 175
campers. Kosher hot lunches are openings for the second session
served to all. There are still which runs July 21-Aug. 15.
Three CETA Youth Make a Difference
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service, a non-profit counseling
agency, provides help for
children, families, couples and
the elderly in need.
The staff has been enriched
working with the enthusiastic
and eager youth associated with
the Summer CETA Program.
The program gives youth who
need financial assistance a chance
to work with clerical staff. The
staff described the youngsters as
quite helpful and enthusiastic.
Supervisors such as Bart
Weinstein assure proper training.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Bat Mitzvah
CETA workers
Tammy Motxl.
Service provides psychiatric
counseling for children, couples
and individuals based on ability
to pay. The agency also offers
emergency homemaking services,
college loans and assistance to
the aged.
ORT Spans Candy
Bridge for Centennial
Jordana Baseman
Jordana Rae Baseman,
daughter of Rabbi and Mrs.
Arthur Baseman, celebrated her
Bat Mitzvah at Temple B'nai
Israel, Clearwater, on Saturday,
July 5.
Jordana will be entering the
eighth grade at Oak Grove
Middle School, where she is an
Honor Roll student. She plays
the viola and is a member of the
Pinellas Youth Symphony and
the Clearwater Symphony
Orchestra. Other interests in-
clude swimming and animals,
especially horses.
Celebrating with Jordana and
her family on this special oc-
casion were her maternal
grandparents, Resi and Steve
Lisser from Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
grandmother Ida Baseman,
Largo; and Aunt Ruth Lisser, St.
Also, Evelyn and Burton
Greenspan and daughter Jody,
and'Shirley and Jack Shapiro and
daughter Jeanne, all from
Marblehead, Mass., Natalie and
Arthur Goldstein and daugher
Susan, from Worcester, Mass.,
and Barbara and Lewis Green
from Altamonte Springs.
Rabbi and Mrs. Baseman
hosted the Kiddush after services
in their daughter's honor.
The Tampa Bay Region of
Women's American ORT held a
Marathon Relay Race on Sunday,
June 29, beginning at the Tampa
Jewish Community Center and
finishing at the St. Petersburg
Jewish Community Center.
The runners relayed a copy of
the original charter which started
the organization 100 years ago in
St. Petersburg, Russia. They
carried the charter across the
Gandy Bridge in commemoration
of the centennial theme, "ORT
a bridge 100years long."
St. Petersburg Mayor Corinne
Freeman was on hand at the
finish line to accept the charter
from the runners.
Local businesses in the area
that participated in this event
included McDonalds, which
provided their bus to take entries
across the Gandy Bridge. All
proceeds from the race will go to
the many ORT schools around
the world and here in the United
Morris Watnick in
Apollo Theater Tribute
Morris Watnick participated in
a televised, two-hour musical
tribute to Frank Schiffman,
owner of the Apollo Theater, on
May 30 in New York City.
Watnick was asked to take
part in this event because of his
involvement in the world of
professional sports and show
business. He was a personal
manager of two boxing legends:
Sam Longford, world famous
Boston Tar Baby, who fought
World Heavyweight Champion
Jack Johnson; and Joe Wolcott,
World Welterweight Champ.
Watnick also produced a
boxing act for the stage and was
the theatrical agent for Allen
Drew and his Harlem Revue.
He currently resides in
Redington Beach, and continues
his long show business tradition
as the program chairman for
guest speakers for the Jewish
War Vets.
Arthur H 79. of 5575 Gulf Blvd.. St.
Petersburg Beach, died Tuesday, June
24. Born In New York City, he came
here in 1972 from I-lttle Rock. Ark and
was a retired business consultant. He
was a member of Temple Beth EI and
Its Brotherhood and B'nal B'rith Sur
vlvors Include his wife Dorothy; a son.
J. Arthur. Clnnamlnson. N.J ; and
three granddaughters.
Hertha. 77. of 1241 79th St.. St. Peters-
burg, died Friday. June 27 Born In
Pennsylvania, she came here In 1968
from Chicago, and was a member of
Temple Beth Kl. St. Petersburg. Sur
vlvors Include her husband Hyman A ;
a son. Dr. Irwln Premack; a daughter,
Mrs Kalph Meyer of Olympla Fields,
111., a brother. Charles Friedman of
Chicago; and five grandchildren
Morris, 84, of 6300 46th Ave., N
Kenneth City, died Saturday, July 5.
Bom in Russia, he came here In 1977
from Miami and was a candy salesman
in New York Survivors Include a son,
Martin. St Petersburg; a daughter
Ruth Celler, Downey. Calif.; two
grandchildren and two great grand
The publication, Who's Who in
World Jewry, has asked Rabbi
Jan Bresky for his biography, so
that he can be included in the
sixth edition of his historic
When asked why he has been
chosen to be included in the new
edition of "Who's Who in World
Jewry," Rabbi Bresky replied,
"Probably because of my efforts
on behalf of the Institute of
Creative Judaism and the Jewish
National Fund."
The Institute of Creative
Judaism is an organization of
young rabbis who are shaping
Judaism to meet the needs of
Jews in America today. The
Institute is active in the
development of new ideas and
has published several new ser-
The Jewish National Fund
promotes the reforestation of
Israel through its tree-planting
While still a student at Hebrew
Union College in Cincinnati,
Ohio, "the flying rabbi" com-
muted regularly to Dunedin, and
just two years ago he came to
Temple Ahavat Shalom as its
resident full-time rabbi.
His busy life in Florida is spent
performing all the duties with
which a rabbi's life is filled, but
his chief pleasure is the time he
spends with the young people (
his congregation. He tear.
mini-courses in Hebrew
Jewish history.
He also devotes himself
playing short field on the
pie's softball team, and is
ardent tennis player.
With his wife, the former |_
Kaplan of Lowell, Mass..
spends what time he can on
"Oi Bouy," sailing out of Tari
Beth has just recently emerg..
from a cast in which she spent thel
past year the result of an I
automobile accident. She si
feeling fine now, and handles herl
duties as "crew" of the "Oil
Bouy" as admirably as sbel
performs all her duties as reb-l
betzen of Temple Ahavit
JWV Auxiliary
Have Brunch
The Ladies Auxiliary of tl
Paul Surenky Post No. 409.1
Jewish War Veterans, is having
brunch on Tuesday, Julv 22,
10:30 a.m. at the Cariba'
clubhouse, 2980 Haines Baysho
Maj Jongg and cards
follow the brunch. Guests an
invited, and reservations
requested. Call Rose at 535-
or Betty at 725-2748.
are Angela (iarv. Monica Robinson and
Uuurue A. Hirsty, center, longtime leader of Congregation]
Beth Shalom, Clearwater. and its current Seminary chairman]
was inducted into the board of overseers of the Jeuishl
Ihcological Seminary of America at a recent gathering. He is\
shown with (left to right) Lester Crown, chairman of the boardl
of overseers; and Dr. Gerson D. Cohen, chancellor of tht\
Seminary, at a meeting of the Overseers where building plansl
for new library complex were presented.
Religious Directory
400 Pasadena Ave S. Rabbi David Susskind Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
1844 54th Si. S Rabbi Sidney Lubm Sabbath Services:
Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. 321 -3380.
301 59th St. N. Rabbi Jacob Luski Cantor Josef A. Schroed*
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, 9 am
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and evening Minyan.
8400 125th St N. Semmole Rabbi Michael I. Charney
Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393-
1325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Rabbi Peter Mehler Ha/zan
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m. Sunday morning Minyan, 9 a.m. 531-1418.
1685 S Belcher Rd Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath Ser-
vices Friday, 8 p. m 531-5829. ,
P.O Box 1096, Dunedin Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services-
Friday, 8 p.m. 734-9428.

ay. July 18.1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 7
92-Year-Old Volunteer Honored
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
vooien's Division, at its annual dinner in New
fork, honored 92-year-old Minnie Glover, a
Lml.r ,)f the H IAS Women's Division and a
I \s volunteer for over 70 years.
Tin luncheon, attended by over 200 members
nd invited guests of the nine chapters com-
rising ihe Women's Division, marked its 33rd
| istence.
Minnie Glover, a pioneer of the women's
[ffhts movement, received a standing ovation as
[,v, York State Supreme Court Judge Betty
Blerm. president of the Women's Division of
IAS, presented her with a gold inscribed stick-
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to help
iictims of abusive condominium sales practices.
It will especially help thousands of Floridians
mho signed long-term leases with automatic
scalator clauses on recreation facilities.
The legislation was sponsored by Florida's
jenators Lawton Chiles and Richard Stone, and
vas adopted as part of a larger measure, the
lousing and Community Development Act of
D, which the Senate also approved.
"When this becomes law, it will immediately
freeze the recreation leases and prevent future
Increases no matter how high inflation goes,"
Stone said. "This will relieve a very heavy
Jnirden that the unfortunate owners of these
long-term recreation leases with escalator clauses
ave home for many years."
B'nai B'rith International has called on the
Jnited States and other nations to "roundly
eject'" President Giscard d'Estaing's proposal
that Israel return to the pre-1967 borders with
Dordan before there can be a negotiated Middle
fast settlement.
Denouncing the proposal as "diplomacy at its
hmptiest," Jack J. Spitzer, B'nai B'rith presi-
dent, said that the eastern frontier that existed
(jrior to the 1967 war was an armistice line, not a
ecognized international boundary. The area was
jccupied by Jordan in the war of 1948 and held
py .Jordan as occupied territory until the Six-
Jay War.
"It was from that very frontier that Israel was
attacked twice by Jordan and innumerable times
py Arab terrorists," Spitzer declared.
Ludwig Jesselson, long active as a leader and
Supporter of Jewish philanthropies and
Educational institutions in the United States and
Israel, has been awarded an honorary doctoral
degree by Bar-Ilan University.
The award was presented by Dr. Emanuel
ackman, Bar-Ilan's president, at the insti-
tution's campus in Ramat Gan, Israel. Following
the ceremony, a reception honoring Jesselson
vas given by the University's Institute for
Higher Torah Studies, which he helped to
Jesselson, a member of Bar-Ilan's board of
trustees, served as chairman of the New York
JJAFederation campaign in 1978-79 and 1979-
President Carter has appointed Hyman Book-
Ibinder, Washington representative of the
New York State Supreme Court Judge
Betty Ellerin (right), president of HI AS
Women's Division, presents an award to
board member, Minnie Glover, a HIAS
volunteer for over 70 years.
American Jewish Committee, as one of a group
of Americans who will serve on the U.S. Holo-
caust Memorial Council.
The Council will implement the recommen-
dations for a permanent memorial in Washington
for the victims of the Holocaust, as proposed by
the President's Commission on the Holocaust.
Bookbinder was also a member of that com-
mission, and served as chairman of its Com-
mittee on Human Rights.
A major recommendation of the Committee on
Human Rights, proposed by Bookbinder, calls
for the creation of an American Committee of
Conscience, which will be charged with identify-
ing and bringing to public attention actual or
threatened genocide anywhere in the world, and
stimulating worldwide action to prevent it.
The 1980s should be declared Israel's "decade
of technology," and in this framework elec-
tronics exports should be increased to $2 billion
a year by the end of the decade, said Uzia Galil,
president of Elron electronics, one of Israel's
largest firms in the field, in a speech at the
Technion- Israel Institute of Technology in
Though this would mean an export increase
some tenfold from the present rate of $260
million annually, Israel has the brainpower
needed to meet the challenge, said Galil.
The drive would call for 60,000 additional
electronics industry workers there are
presently 20,000 and an increased number of
engineers and programmers, 16,000 compared to
the present 4,000.
The industry now has an output of $600
million a year, and has grown during the last
decade by between 20 to 25 percent a year, he
said, delivering the Philip Merlin Memorial
Lecture at the Technion. There are some 40 com-
panies in the industry today.
*dwig Jesselson: recent recipient of an
VOnorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan
iniversity in Ramat Oan, Israel.
The 100th anniversary of Martin Buber's birth
is being commemorated by the publication by
the Hebrew University's Magnes Press of a bib-
liography of his entire writings.
The publication is the last in a series of events
commemorating the centenary of the late
Hebrew University scholar, including a number
of exhibitions on Buber in Israel and abroad,
symposia and lectures on Buber's life and work.
The appearance of the 160-page bibliography
was celebrated at a reception at the University
hosted by University President Avraham
Harman and attended by the philosopher's son,
Rafael Buber. and Ma Margot Conn, librarian of
the Jewish National and University Library,
who together compiled the bibliography, as well
as by a number of University faculty members
and other invited guests.
Rafael Buber, 80, has been working on his
father's writings since his death in 1965. It took
him and Ms. Cohn, who was Martin Buber's sec-
retary from 1968-65, two years to complete the
'Ad Hominem':
The Low Road
Continued from Page I
the) OOUld truly be themselves
loi a while and ponder the
problems of State away from the
non-egalitarian atmosphere of
super-sophisticated Washington.
I' n Franklin Roosevelt, one
of the greatest of the elitists in
the history of the presidency,
who continued while in office also
to live in his ancestral mansion at
Hyde Park in Dutchess County,
N.Y., nevertheless listed as his
occupation on his driver's license
that he was a farmer.
The Straussian salvo against
Reagan's movie cowboy back-
ground is therefore not -only
contrary to the spirit of the
presidency; it is ignorant of our
history into the bargain. This
apart, it is worse than ad
homincm with respect to Reagan
himself. It is a reflection of the
Carter-Strauss tactic ever since
the 1980 run for the presidency
began. The deadly duo have been
ad hominem all the way.
THE MOST painful example
of this, clearly, has been Carter's
handling of Sen. Kennedy's
challenge, which he has simply
refused to recognize exists on the
presumption that Kennedy is his
moral inferior.
While Kennedy has attempted
to talk issues, Carter has stone-
walled both Kennedy and the
issues on the sanctimonious basis
of his moral superiority, with
never a thought that it is but a
stone's throw, say, from Bert
Lance to Chappaquiddick, if one
wants to throw stones at all, and
apparently that is precisely what
Carter and Strauss intend doing
in the same way that they have
done it all along.
The irony in this game plan for
handling Reagan is that Carter's
sanctimoniousness is shown up
for what it is: a gutless moral
fibre, reckoned in his own terms,
that makes him no more eligible
for the presidency than the
opponent he intends to pillory.
BUT THIS is something that
Carter-watchers have known all
along. It is not just Kennedy and
Reagan with whom he has
refused to discuss issues.
California's Gov. Brown com-
plained about this very thing
during his own brief candidacy,
and so has every other presi-
dential hopeful whose hat hit the
brim of the ring even if only
What emerges is that Carter is
unable to discuss issues because
he has a first term behind him of
exquisitely revealing non-
performanoa except for the (amp
David accords, which wen dead
even before they were signed, a
fact only few people were willing
to admit from the very begin-
ning, but which is emerging as an
incontrovertible reality today.
This is at the core of the up-
coming v Democratic campaign
strategy the need to duck
issues as a component of the
President's non-performance in
office. But ad hominem is a two-
way street, and one ought not
presume that Mr. Reagan will
avoid riding down it if he has to.
And then, Sunday school teacher
or not, the President is bound to
find out just how deplorable ad
hominem can be.
WHEN YOU argue that a man
ought not to be president because
he panicked in a moment of stress
(Kennedy at Chappaquiddick), it
is easy to argue that a man ought
not to be president who is
"hardly more" than a movie
Sexual hypocrisy being what it
is in America, Sen. Kennedy may
well have been done in by that
argument. But let no one assume
that Ronald Reagan will remain
mum. Behind anyone's sanc-
timoniousness, and that includes
President Carter's there lurk
many skeletons. Indeed, sanc-
timoniousness is born and bred of
skeletons, and surely the GOP
will know how to search them out
in an ad hominem campaign of
their own if that is what will be
required of them.
My own very special sadness in
all of this is that I had been
brought up to believe in the
tradition that the Democratic
Party is vox populi that it is
the mother and the father of mid-
twentieth century American
idealism. Social and economic
reform were bred of its roots.
Civil libertarian progress took
nourishment in the agony of its
intellectual ferment. There were
Slurm and Drang in the party
that led the nation on uncharted
paths that even its own messiahs
found themselves fearful to tread.
Comes now Carter. And
Strauss. And ad hominem
harvested in the peanut fields of
Anderson Tours Israel
On the first day of his four-day
visit to Israel, John B. Anderson,
seeking to be president of the
U.S. on an independent ticket,
criticized President Carter's
handling of the Middle East
peace process.
This is the fourth time that
Anderson has been to Israel. He
was expected to make a bedside
visit to ailing Prime Minister
Menachem Begin before he leaves
for the remainder of his overseas
trip. His plans, however, to visit
Jordan and also the West Bank
Palestinians were canceled.
"By singling out the set-
tlements in the West Bank as an
obstacle to peace," he said, the
Carter Administration ignored
many of the other factors that are
surely equivalent obstacles to the
conclusion of the autonomy
He believes that as the final
step of the peace process, the
U.S. should place its Embassy,
now in Tel Aviv, in Jerusalem,
thus giving complete recognition
by the U.S. to Jerusalem as
Israel's captial.
Anderson repeated his refusal
to recognize the PLO until it
renounces terrorism and accepts
Israel's existence within "fully
defined and recognized boun-
A recent Harris Poll indicated
that Anderson had the backing of
about 56 percent of American
Jews who were polled.
Jewish Agency
Aids Falashas
More Falashas have been
brought into Israel from Ethiopia
in 1980 than in all previous years.
The American Association for
Ethiopia Jews congratulated the
Jewish Agency for its work in
rescuing the Falashas.\ Howard
M. Lenhoff, president,
"Hopefully, through these co-
operative efforts the v, long
dreamed of 'steady stream' of
Ethiopian olim will continue until
most of their community is
settled in Israel?'

Page 8
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday, July 18 j
News in Brief
Dory Schary Passes at Age 74

Schary, honorary chairman
of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, is,
dead. Mr. Schary passed
away at the age of
74 following a lengthy
Long active as chairman
of the ADL in a variety of
Jewish causes, Schary was
a noted Hollywood and
Broadway writer, producer
and director.
Bom in Newark, N.J., Mr.
Schary went to Hollywood in the
1930's where he wrote more than
40 motion pictures and produced
or was in charge of production of
some 350 additional films.
His credits included the
documentary film, Israel: The
Right to Be, and he was chairman
of the Bicentennial Conference of
Cultural Arts of the National
Jewish Welfare Board.
One of his most distinguished
films was Sunrise at Campobello,
the story of the struggle waged
by Franklin Delano Roosevelt
against polio, which was one of
his major Broadway successes. It
was staged in 1958, just one year
after he was fired from Metro-
Gold wyn-Mayer for what Mr.
Schary always insisted was his
support of liberal causes.
Among his films was the
Academy Award-winning Boys
Town. Other of his credits in-
cluded Edison the Man, Young
Tom Edison, Battle of Gettys-
burg, Lonely Hearts, and .4(7 /.
His first interest in the theater
came as a teen-ager with roles in
YMH A productions.
He is survived by his wife,
Miriam; three children and seven
|j Minister Begin, recovering from
| a mild heart attack at the Hadas-
sah Hospital in Jerusalem, was
transferred Monday from the
.intensive care unit to a private
ward in the cardiac department.
I; The Prime Minister's condition
remains stable, and his doctors
ttte satisfied with his recovery.
Supreme Court has issued t
temporary injunction barring the
government from taking over the
Arab-owned East Jerusalem
Electric Co., which serves the
West Bank. The High Court
began hearings on appeals
against the deportations of two
West Bank mayors and a Moslem
religious judge.

Both cases have important
political'ramifications. The in-
junction, answerable by Energy
Minister-Yitzhak Modai and the
West Bank military commander,
gave the government 45 days to
show cause why its takeover
decision should not be reversed.
The government announced late
last year that it would terminate
the electric company's concession
within a year in order to
"eliminate inefficiency."
NETIVOT. Israel A sim-
mering kulturkampf between
secular Jews and the Orthodox i
majority in this normally quiet
Negev township erupted into
angry demonstrations and street
brawls over the weekend
requiring intervention by police.
There were some minor in-
juries, but no arrests reported.
The police estimated that at least
4,000 of the town's 10,000
population participated in the
melee which began Friday night
and continued intermittently
through Saturday. The town was
quiet Sunday, but police
patrolled the streets.
The basic issue is the in-
Dory Schary
sistence by the Orthodox that the
growing secular community
conform to their way of life. The
non-observant charge religious
coercion by the municipal leaders
who are Orthodox. The im-
mediate cause of the disturbances
was the municipal swimming
pool which is open six days a
week three days for men and
three days for women. The
secular community has not de-
manded that the pool be kept
open on the Sabbath, but they
insist that it be open to men and
women on the same days so that
families can enjoy the facility
The Orthodox will not tolerate
mixed swimming.
NEW YORK Nine members
of the Jewish Defense League
took over the Manhattan office of
Interns for Peace and demanded
that the group stop helping
Arabs in Israel. Eight persons,
including officials of Hashomer
Hatzair and Americans for Pro-
gressive Israel, which also share
the office complex, were ejected
by the JDL group.
Dov Becker, who led the group,'
called the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency to tell of the takeover. He
said the JDL demands that
Interns for Peace "give up the
dangerous false hope that Jews
and Arabs can peacefully co-exist
inside or outside the land of
Israel" and Becker said the
Interns should "disband im-
mediately unless all their efforts
are directed in aiding only poor
Jewish families and not Arab
ones in the State of Israel."
BONN Criminal charges
have been filed in a West Berlin
court against nine former judges
of the Hitler era who are accused
of having sentenced 350 Germans
and non-Germans to death for
political reasons. AU were mem-
bers of the notorious Volks-
gerichtshof which handled the _
cases of political opponents of the
Nazi regime.
The charges were brought by
the Frankfurt-based West Ger-
man Association of Nazi Victims
and the Union of Anti-Fascists.
A spokesman for the association
conceded that there are major
differences of opinion in legal
circles as to whether the charges
will be acted upon under present
West German laws.
To date there have been no
successful charges against former
Nazi judges.
JERUSALEM In a series of
hard-hitting speeches here last
week, the veteran American
Jewish leader Max Fisher of
Detroit called on the World Zion-
ist Organization to overhaul its
structure which is based on
political parties. Fisher, who is
chairman of the Jewish Ai,
Board of Governors, attended]
Agency's annual Assembly
and also addressed the meeting!
the Zionist General Coi
which preceded it.
Fisher claimed that the
system is an anachronism b
has repeatedly proven
mental to the Jewish A
"We have seen how party poUt]
can interfere with the effect
functioning of the WZO and l
Jewish Agency," Fisher said id
speech to the Council.
NEW YORK -- Valery .
kov, a Soviet Jewish activ
from Kiev, has been sentenced]
five years of hard labor,
cording to the National
ference on Soviet Jewry (N(
He was tried for alles
assaulting his neighbor.
Pilnikov was arrested on
16 upon his return from Mc,
where he and a group of Sov.
Jews from his home ci|
delivered a complaint to
Communist Party Central C_
mittee regarding new emigrate
restrictions. The trial was b7
without legal representation
Pilnikov and despite writl
evidence clearing him of
In reaction to the guit
verdict, Pilnikov's wife, 0I|
immediately planned to fly
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