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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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wJewish Floridian
Off Pinellas County
folume 1 Number 9
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, August 15, 1980
\ Price 10 Cents
Stone Urges State Dept Majority of Jewish Vote to Carter
To Deny Iraqi Plane Sales
, Richard Stone, (D.-Fla.)
^airman of the Senate Foreign
lelations Subcommittee on the
fiddle East, haa recommended
trongly that the State
department turn down a request
ly Iraqi Airlines to buy two 747
nd three 727 airplanes from
In an Aug. 6 letter to Secretary
If State Edmund Muskie, Stone
^id, "I have not been shown
lubstantial reasons why it is in
! national interest of the
nited States to provide aircraft
potential military usage to
"It is beneath the principles of
lorality and dignity for which
m United States stands to be
mgaged in a process of providing
iy equipment with potential
lilitary use to a country on your
scribed national list of
mpporters of terrorism.
i AM hopeful that you will
iut to rest, in the same way as
iras done with Libya, the notion
;hat these plane sales can win the
arts and minds of the Iraqi
.vemment to lasting friendship
id cooperation with the United
tates. This sale will have my
Sen. Stone
firm and absolute opposition."
The Carter Administration on
Dec. 29, 1979, notified Congress
that four countries were on its list
of nations that support in-
ternational terrorism: Libya,
Syria, Iraq and Southern Yemen.
Congress must be notified before
final approval of sales to these
countries of equipment which
Continued on Page 6
leading Jews in the Carter Ad-
ministration said Tuesday that
they believed that despite Presi-
dent Carter's present difficulties
in the Jewish community he will
receive the vote of the majority of
Jews in the November election.
"When November comes and
their choices are clear, President
Carter will be re-elected," Sec-
retary of Commerce Philip Klutz-
nick said.
Klutznick and Alfred Moses, a
special assistant to Carter and
his liaison with the Jewish com-
munity, spoke at a press con-
ference for the Jewish media at
the Carter-Mondale headqarters
for the Democratic National Con-
Wiesenthal Receives
Gold Medal
From Congress
famed Nazi-hunter Simon
/iesenthal, in a moving
ceremony in the East Room of
(the White House, received from
President Carter the special gold
nedal unanimously voted to him
by Congress.
The more than 200 guests
Invited to the Aug. 5 presen-
tation gave Wiesenthal, now 72,
three standing ovations. Among
(the guests were film star Eliza-
eth Taylor Warner, who to-
ether with Orson Welles will
Inarrate the 90-minute television
documentary film, "Genocide,"
Iwhich will be shown in November
|and in which Wiesenthal appears.
Sen. George McGovern (D.,
IS.D.) and Rep. Christopher Dodd
|H) Conn.), who sponsored the
^solutions in the Senate and
louse awarding Wiesenthal the
[medal, also were present.
Wiesenthal was an architect
when he was seized by the Nazis
and incarcerated in concentration
camps until he was liberated by
American forces on May 5, 1945
as one of 34 prisoners out of an
original group of 149,000.
TRACING Wiesenthal's de-
votion to "build justice," Carter
observed that Wiesenthal set up
the Jewish Documentation
Center in Vienna where for more
than three decades he has led the
search for Nazi war criminals.
His work is being continued at
the Simon Wiesenthal Center for
Holocaust Studies at Yeshiva
University in Los Angeles.
"His goal has been not just to
see justice done, not just to see
criminals punished," the
President said.
"His motive has not been to
seek revenge, but to remember
and to make certain that never
again will such a crime against
decency and civility and
humanity be' committed
Carter noted that "eleven
million people were slaughtered,
six million of them Jews. Even
today, the survivors are not
spared the savagery they
escaped. They have only to close
their eyes to see it."
RECALLING Wiesenthals
Continued on Page &
Klutznick, who is on leave as
president of the World Jewish
Congress, said that after Presi-
dent Carter's renomination the
Administration "hopes to remove
some of the misapprehensions
that seem" to have developed
about the President within the
Jewish community. *
ALTHOUGH Klutznick did
not say how this would be done,
Moses later told the Jewish Tele-
graphic Agency that a committee
to deal with Jewish voters would
be set up soon. He also said that
Carter plans to host Jewish
leaders at the White House later
this month and to make a major
address to the biennial conven-
tion of B'nai B'rith International
in Washington in September.
Republican candidate Ronald
Reagan and Independent John
Anderson are also scheduled to
speak there.
When asked about the fear in
the Jewish community that if re-
elected, Carter as a second-term
President would feel free to
pressure Israel and support the
Palestinians, both men rejected
this. "The notion that a man
changes" because he is free of re-
election worries is an "ignoble
thought," Klugznick said. He
said he did not believe that the
Administration would change
over the next four years.
Klutznick noted that the
Jewish community has "mis-
trusted Presidents since
Truman." Moses added that
Jews can remember the arms
embargo put on Israel by
Truman, Eisenhower's threats
during the 1966 Suez War, the
fact that very few arms were sold
Israel during the Kennedy
Administration, President
Johnson's slowness to act when
the Strait of Tiran was closed in
1967 and his slowness to support
Israel in the Six-Day War, "the
dragging of feet" by the "Nixon
Administration to re-arm Israel
during the Yom Kippur War and
Continued on Page 6
Text of Letter Released
Begin Blames Cairo
For End to Talks
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel released Monday the official
text of the letter Prime Minister Menachem Begin sent last week to
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
As was previously leaked to the press, the letter blames Cairo
for the failure to resume the autonomy negotiations, rather than
Egypt, not Israel, has violated the peace treaty and the Camp
David Accords, charged Begin. He pointed to Egypt's vote in the
UN demanding Israel withdrawal from all the territories. "Where la
this, Mister President, written in the Camp David agreement?
asked Begin.
IN REPLY to Egypt's support for a Palestinian self-
determination and an independent Palestinian state. Begin again
noted that some of this was mentioned in the accords. The same MM
true for Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and the Golan
Heights, he said. They are legal, legitimate and an integral part ol
Israel's security, wrote Begin. None of them will ever be removed,
Begin stated.
Begin attacked the initiative of Dr. Butros Ghali, Egyptian
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, urging African countries not to
renew their diplomatic relations with Israel. This was an act of
hostility, as the personal attacks in the Egyptian news media
comparing Begin to Adolf Hitler and Shylock.
On the sensitive question of Jerusalem, Begin wrote: I have
never misled you nor anybody else. Time and again I repeatedly said
that Jerusalem in its entirety is the capital of Israel, a city reunited
and indivisible for generations.
BEGIN began his 14-page letter by discussing his thoughts
after his recent heart attack and the weakness of the human body.
He wrote that it is the duty of every man who is called upon to
serve his country with a just cause to do so, "as long as the heart
pumps." Begin concluded the letter noting that Sadat has already
suspended the autonomy talks four times. He called on Sadat to
refrain from any further suspensions. "Let us renew the negotiations
despite differences of opinion."
According to reports from Cairo Monday. Sadat was working on
a new response letter, and the indication is that the talks will not be
resumed soon.
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Work is in progress on the new building of the Prime
Minister's offices in East Jerusalem. White House of-
ficials said that American Ambassador to Israel would
not be able to visit Prime Minister Begin in this new
. building in the "occupied area."
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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday. August 15,1
Family Service Provides Psychiatric Services
Mr. B. had recently changed
jobs, became physically abusive
with his children, was not in-
terested in a sexual relationship
with his wife. He also had dif-
ficulty sleeping
Mrs. G. was confused, anxious,
and depressed over a recent
separation from her husband and
losing patience with her children.
D. was a 15-year-old with an
unwanted pregnancy and poor
school grades
These are a few examples of the
cases treated at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service. Michael
Bernstein, executive director.
explained that all psychiatric
counseling is highly confidential
and based on client ability to pay,
rather than a regular fee
schedule. Psychiatric counseling
is offered during evening hours,
in branch offices at 304 S.
Jupitor. Clearwater. and 8167
Elbow La. V. St. Petersburg.
Mrs. King. psychiatric
counselor, explained that Jewish
individuals and families con-
fronted by feelings of loneliness
and anxiety are making the step
to call on GCJFS before there is a
crisis situation.
Because manv Jewish women
are plagued by loneliness created
by death and divorce, a Divorced
Women's Group will be activated
in the fall. In addition, play
therapy and counseling are
available for children ex-
periencing loneliness and trauma.
Realizing that often the
emergency of .contemplated
suicide, depression, or anxiety
cannot wait, appointments are
often made on an emergency
basis. Home visits are made for
those who cannot leave their
home. Referrals to support
hospitalization are made when

Alleged Nazi War Criminal in Court
A man known to his neighbors
as Mike Pasker and residing in
St. Petersburg Beach, has been
charged by the government with
being a Nazi war criminal who
should be deported.
Appearing in a Tampa court
before a federal judge. Pasker.
who was a Lithuanian policeman raster was given a aqwram
during World War II, was ac-
cused of taking part in the death
of 100 Jews by hanging and
shooting, and of collaborating
with the Nazis, who in November
1941 ordered 12.000 Jews into the
countryside and then stripped
and shot them.
Pasker was given a deportation
The Chatter Box
I lid-
Goodman has finally tossed away her crutches and;
casts. See you on the bike path! Carl Solar is feeling pretty good j:j:
these days without his crutches, but lately he's been talking :*
about taking up skydiving. $
Welcome to new residents Dr. Werner Knurr and his son g
Jordan. Both have returned to southern living, leaving behind :
the winters in Harrisburg. Pa. ::
notice in June by immigration
agents as part of the Justice
Department's efforts to find
alleged Nazi war criminals living
in the United States.
A former resident of Chicago.
Pasker moved to California in the
early 1970s. The Jewish Defense
League marched and demon-
strated in front of his home in
1978, and the following year he
was stripped of his citizenship by
a federal judge.
Pasker has lived in St.
Petersburg Beach since last
spring when he purchased a
condominium. He easily passed
the condominium residents
association requirements for
purchase: no pets and no children
under 14.
Mrs. King, a trained psychiatric caseworker, provides
pertise and concern for the troubled.
Home Eye Test Program Offered
To help find the one in 20 pre-
schoolers who have eye disorders
before it is too late the
National Society to Prevent
Blindness has just issued a Home
Eye Test Program Guide.
The Guide is packed with sug-
gestions on how community
groups can bring the Society's
Home Eye Test for Preschoolers
to families in their area.
The Home Eye Test is a do-it-
yourself way for parents to check
their youngsters for possible
vision problems. A simple, self-
contained kit. the Test includes
an eye chart and instructions for
screening vision. It has been
After graduating from Clearwater High School. Steve
' 21 Tampa Rabbi Named to UJA Cabinet
:|: Maryland. College Park Campus. Attending his graduation was ft
: his father Hank Sugarman, from Severna Park. Md.. and former::;:
ij: resident Judy Steurer. Judy also visited with Bobby and Dan s
: Keidan before her return home to Daytona Beach.
Congratulations to Paulene and Micky Konnan on the ::
wedding of daughter Roxann Falk to Ricardo Capaz on July 19. ::
Gladys Osher is practically commuting to Los Angeles. ;j:j
having been there three times already since grandson Benji was *:
born eight months ago. Gary and Sue Osher and Barbara and :
Jerry Colen had a surprise visit from the Luis deDios family of j:|:
Buenos Aires. Argentina, whom they met on an archeological :
tour of Greece a few years ago. S
Returning from an inspiring trip to Israel are Ron and B
Claire Yogman. While there, they were thrilled to brush
shoulders with Prime Minister Menachem Begin as he emerged B
from a press conference at a hotel in Tel Aviv. 8
Keep your chatter coming! B
Jewish War Vets Hold Meeting
A regular meeting of the Paul
Surenky Post and Auxiliary No.
409, Jewish War Veterans, was
held on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Under
the supervision of Gladys and
Jay Fishman, plans were made
for the Post and Auxiliary's joint
venture, a New Year's Eve Party
Rabbi Frank Sundheim of
Temple Schaarai Zedek. Tampa,
has been appointed to the
National Rabbinic Cabinet of the
United Jewish Appeal.
The announcement was made
by Rabbi Stanly S. Rabinowitz,
chairman of the Rabbinic
Cabinet. Rabbi Sundheim was
selected because of his com-
mitment and services to his
community, the people of Israel,
and world Jewry.
endorse by eye specialists andl
health professionals.
"A Home Eye Test program I
can make a vital contribution to I
the lives of our children,'' says
Edward W. McGuinness, presi I
dent of the National Society tol
Prevent Blindness, Florida!
"For most children reached by 1
the Home Eye Test, it is their I
first vision test. When children |
fail, their parents are alerted tol
the fact that a professional I
checkup is called for. If treatment
is indicated, it can make the dif-
ference between good eyesight or |
a lifetime problem."
The Home Eye Test Program I
Guide is available at $2 a copy
from the National Society to Pre-
vent Blindness. Florida Affiliate,
3741 Neptune St., Tampa. Fla.
Clearwater Friendship Club Events
to be held at the Fred Astaire
Dance Studio in Clearwater.
Tickets for a drawing are now
being sold.
For additional information,
contact Betty Cohen, or Rose
Advertising Sales Pull or part time
By phone or personal contact.
Be productive Make your time profitable
Call Joan (305) 373-4605
The first meeting of the season
of the Clearwater Friendship
Club of Temple B'nai Israel will
be Thursday. Sept. 4, at 1:30
p.m. A social afternoon of card
games. Rummey Q and Mah
Jongg are planned.
Singles Plus Forty
The Jewish Singles Plus Forty
is having a cook-out picnic on
Sunday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. at
Freedom Lake Park. Lake en-
trance is at 49th Street North ana
10 Ave. North in St. Petersburg.
Reservations are required.
Call Gladys Osher, president, cr
Lil Brescia.
Bar Mitzvah
Alan Rainen Barlis. son of Dr.
and Mrs. Arthur Barlis, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Aug. 23, at
Congregation Beth Shalom,
Arthur is an eighth grade
student at the Hillel School of
Tampa. His special interests are
music, karate, art and tennis.
The group meets every
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the
exception of Sept. 11 and 18, due
to the High Holy Days.
New members are welcome. A
paid-up membership event is
planned for Oct. 2 when a home
cooked luncheon will be served at
the temple.
4805 W. GRAY ST.
when you purchase materials to do a craft protect at Poston 'a
One of the largest
Artist and Craft
Supply Stores Over
24,000 sq. ft
Fantastic Prices,
Major Brand
Clearwater Mall
We carry complete lines in Needlecraft, Macrame
Yarn, Engineering, Drafting, Art Materials and other
Craft Merchandise
U.S. Highways 19 and 60
Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 10-9, Sunday 12-5
In A
Superior Surgical Mfg. Co., Inc., the nation's
second largest manufacturer of uniforms,
career apparel and accessories for the health
care, leisure and industrial markets, is always
in need of motivated people to support our
rapidly growing operations. We offer careers
in the following categories:
Accounts Receivable
Computer Programmer Analysts (370-138. minis)
Customer Service
Word Processing
We would be pleased to consider your resume sent to
the attention of our Personnel Department or, stop
in for an interview. Superior Surgical is an Equal
Opportunity Emplqyer, publicly traded on the
American Stock Exchange. Our Annual Report is
available on request.
Superior Surgical
Mfg. Co., Inc.
Seminole Boulevards 100th Terrac*
Seminole. Florida 33542
Phone (8131 397 9611

[jday, August 15,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 3
Clearwater Men's B'nai B'rith
[he Clearwater B'nai B'rith
|n's Lodge will hold its next
Inthly meeting on Wednesday,
27, at 8 p.m. at the Jewish
iimunity Center on Jupiter
et, two blocks north of Route
The goal of the current
tings is a "membership drive
breakfast" in September. A
fraternal organization, benefiting
local community services
through fund-raising socials and
campaigns, the lodge invites
current and potential members to
each monthly meeting.
For details, call Irwin
Lieberman, president, or Ron
Weisinger, vice president.
JWV Set Kosher Chinese Dinner
The Abe Adar Auxiliary 246,
Lwish War Veterans, plans i-
Josher Chinese Dinner on
junday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center, 8167
Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg.
' There will be food, en-
tertainment, surprises, and an
[ppearance by Stan Sabarsky &
Co. Sabarsky is well known in
the Catskill Mountains Borscht
Belt, and for his appearances
with Buddy Hackett, Jerry Lewis
and many other stars.
Reservations must be made
now. Call Rae Greenberg. Bring a
Kosher Kitchen
When her husband Max allows her in the kitchen, Eleanor
Herman whips up this fast and delicious souffle for the gang.
2 pkgs. frozen blintzes
lb. margarine
eggs-room temperature
cups sour cream
tsp. vanilla .
tsp. salt
tblsp. sugar
1 3 cup orange juice
Melt margarine in casserole dish. Beat eggs until frothy.
Mix together all other ingredients except blintzes. Place blintzes
in casserole. Pur egg mixture over blintzes. Bake at 350 degrees
for 45 minutes. Serve with blueberries or cherries on the side.
Be Sure to -Vote ...
Absentee Ballot if Necessary!
Registered voters who will be out-of-town on
Primary Day, Sept. 9, or on Runoff Day, Oct. 2,
should follow the procedures listed here to make
sure that their vote counts:
Pinellas County residents at home now should
call the Superintendent of Elections in Clearwater,
448-2551 or St. Pete, 893-5851, and ask for an ab-
sentee ballot. They will be required to give their full
name as it appears on their Voter Registration Card,
date of birth, local address and telephone number,
and a forwarding address.
Pinellas County residents who are already out-
of-town may write to the Superintendent of Elec-
tions, 315 Court St., Clearwater, Fla. 33516, and ask
that an absentee ballot be sent them. Inquiries
should include the information listed above.
Religious Directory
400 Pasadena Av. S. Rabbi David Suukind Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
1844 54th St. S. Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. 321-3380.
301 59th St. N. Rabbi Jacob Luski Cantor Josef A. Schroeder
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and evening Minyan.
8400 125th St. N. Seminol* Rabbi Michael I. Charney
Sabbath Services: Friday. 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393-
'325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Rabbi Peter Mehler Hazzan
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m. Sunday morning Minyan, 9 a.m. 531-1418.
1685 S. Belcher Rd. Robbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath Ser-
vices: Friday, 8 p.m. 531-5829.
P.O. Box 1096, Dunedin Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabbath Services:
_fndoy, 8 p.m. 734-9428.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I was simply overwhelmed
when Riva Kent presented the
certificate of honor to me at the
Federation installation.
I assure you it is a privilege to
work for such a worthy cause,
especially when it is so near and
dear to my heart.
Please accept my gratitude,
appreciation and wannest wishes
to Mrs. Kent, the Federation and
the community at large.
Bar-b-que Slated
Congregation B'nai Israel of
St. Petersburg announces that
college students are invited to a
bar-b-que on Monday, Aug. 25, at
6 p.m. at the home of Rabbi and
Mrs. Jacob Luski, 6292 3rd Ave.
N. RSVP to the synagogue office.
Michael Bernstein is executive director of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service. He has extensive professional training in
treating individual and family problems and will be happy to
answer all letters received in this column. Please address all
letters to Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service, 8167 Elbow Lane,
North, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33710.
Dear Mr. Bernstein,
I have recently remarried after being divorced for two
years. My husband and I each have two children by previous
marriagee who fight constantly among themselves. We get
along fine until disagreements start over the children. Is there
any hope?
Mrs K
Dear Mrs. K.,
With remarriage so much more common, these problems are
seen quite .frequently. Patience and absolute teamwork in
decision making is a must to encourage family harmony. Often
the children may be expressing jealousy and need time to adjust
to the resentment of a new partner taking the place of their
Mommy or Daddy. Children may blame the failure of the
original marriage on themselves and be confused in their
feelings. Be patient but firm. If time and family discussions
don't help, family therapy may be necessary. *
Richard (Dick)
One step ahead
on important issues
that concern Floridians.
Strong National Defense
Strong Support for our Allies
Fair Laws to Prevent Condominium Abuses
Increased Social Security Benefits
Eliminating the Earnings Ceiling on Social Security Benefits
Increased Disabled Veterans Benefits
Recomputation for Retired Military Personnel
Opened New Foreign Markets for Florida Citrus
Fought to Protect Florida Farmers
from Dumpings of Foreign Produce
Opposes Withholding Tax on
Interest and Dividends
Richard (Dick) Stone, a hard working
Senator, with over 3,000 recorded votes
representing a 97.18% voting record,
kept his promise to visit all 67 counties
every year to learn first hand the concerns I
of the people of Florida. *
Re-elect U.S. Senator RICHARD (DICK) STONE
Port tor by Senator focnord (Dick) Store Compoign Committee A copy of our report is tiled with the Federal Election Commission and is
ovoilobte lor purchase at the Federal Election Commission. Washington. D C 20463

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The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County
Friday, August 15,]
Lost in the Shuffle
Reports have been trickling into the media
about the mass starvation among refugees in the
Horn of Africa. There are reportedly 1.5 million;
Ethiopian refugees in Somalia. Ethiopia reportedly
has some 700,000 refugees inside its country. This
may include the Falashas, the Black Jews of
Ethiopia, who are being decimated by the war goingI
on in that area. I
But do we hear about all this? Are special
emergency sessions of the General Assembly or
other United Nations agencies being called as
millions starve not only in the Horn of Africa but inj
other parts of Africa?
The United Nations has been too busy speaking
about Palestinians. The problems of Palestinians
dominate every UN session, whether it is a meeting
about women, as was the case in Copenhagen;
labor, health or the recent waste of time and money
which called a special emergency session of the
General Assembly on the Palestinian issue.
As Israeli Ambassador Yehuda Blum puts it so
eloquently at that session, the majority at the UN
"shamelessly turned its back on the real problems
facing makind by indulging so much of its time in
barren anti-Israel exercises."
Remember how UN Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim and the UN establishment had to be
dragged in kicking and screaming to act on the
horrendous situation of the boat people and other
refugees in Indochina? UN officials now stand
accused of ignoring the plight of the starving
refugees in the Horn of Africa. Yet Waldheim and
other UN bureaucrats are quick to comment only on i
World Reaction
World reaction to the Jerusalem declaration'
was only to be expected. The reaction is particularly
sharp in Catholic Church quarters, and that too was
to be expected. One might, maliciously we suppose,!
suggest that for thousands of years Jews have been
reacting to negative declarations from the Church.
Is it unkind also to suggest that what was sauce for
the goose must now to considered sauce for the
gander? That Israel is entitled to be indifferent to
Vatican ministrations for a change?
The furor over the Jerusalem declaration hides
an even more important Middle East issue, and that
is the discovery that Egypt's President Sadat has
been secretly urging the African nations not to
reestablish diplomatic ties with Israel now that
peace between Israel and Egypt is a de jure reality.
This is what the Africans devoutly desire,
having broken their diplomatic ties with Israel in
the first place because of the uninterrupted war
between these two countries despite their clear
recollection of the technical and economic assistant
Israel, not Egypt, rendered to them prior to the
1973 war. Clearly, they want the assistance resumed
and need it now.
Sadat's secret activity constitutes an un-
declared act of war. In effect, it shows the futility of
the entire peace process Egypt growing out of the
Camp David accord. It demonstrates the foolhardy
haste in which Prime Minister Begin announced his
willingness to cede the Sinai at the outset.
More than any of these considerations, it places
into question what Israel's position ought to be with
regard to the final stage of the Sinai withdrawal. In
all of these movements back out of the Peninsula
there has not been a single Egyptian quid pro quo
except vague promises of normalization, which thus
far have !>een all one-sided, and continuing demands
for more ind more Israeli concessions.
Abe e all these things, Sadat's new undeclared
war against Israel in Africa demonstrates the
wisdom of the Jerusalem declaration in the first
place an act that should have been taken in 1967.
As petro -diplomacy seizes the Western imagination
and fires it with unrelenting fantasies of greed at
Israeli expense, the Jerusalem declaration must
stand as the ultimate response to an historically
anti-Semitic Western realpolitik.
Above all things, it must say to a Catholic
Church thai showed absolutely no interest in the
Jordanian desecration of Jerusalem from 1948 to
1967, let alone Jordan's barring even of Jewish
visitation rights there, simply to butt out of Israel's
In Jerusalem, it is the Jewish soul that must
reign supreme.That is how ever it has been since the
day of David. Those who have thought to become
David's adopted children never gave David a chance
to say just how he felt about that in any case.
His true sons have now spoken.
Moshe Dayan: The Born Actor
Moshe Dayan is a born actor,
says Roy Davis, director of the
new BBC documentary series in
which Dayan sure, along with
Israel. He will go through a
scene as many times as is neces-
sary to get it right," said the
British-born director, in Israel
only for the Dayan assignment.
The series will be named
Living with the Bible, after
Dayan's book of the same name.
It will be in three parts, each one
hour long, tell Dayan's life story
and, at the same time, that of
modern-day Israel.
THE IDEA for the series came
from producer of the series,
Arnon Zuckerman, 46, an Israeli
who until recently was head of
Israel Television. Soon after be
left the television, Zuckerman
approached Dayan in the latter's
Zahala home. After a two-hour
meeting, Zuckerman emerged
with a signed commitment from
Dayan to narrate and star in the
Zuckerman then approached
BBC II with the idea, and they
bought it, provided they could
supply their own director and
scriptwriter. Zuckerman's
conditions were that his com-
pany, Rimon Communications,
would provide all other facilities.
Rimon communications hold
the distribution rights to the
series, and hopes for a worldwide
market. The fihn will be aired I
early in the winter, 1980-81.
The BBC provided Roy Davijl
who said of Dayan, "He is not tt|
all what I expected him to be. Htl
is small. He is gentle." And I
Davis was surprised not only I
with Dayan, but with Israel u\
well. "I expected Israel to bt|
dangerous and hostile. It's not.I
It's peaceful and quiet."
ON A RECENT trek around I
the ancient sites of Jerusalem,!
two stars collided. Dayan camel
across film director Roman
Polanaki, who was touring tot I
city as a guest of Teddy Kolleck,
Jerusalem's mayor. The two I
"film" personalities paused for a]
shot by photographers.
But Dayan is more, of course, I
than a film star. His story is, o
many ways, the story of Israel.
Thus, the film goes to the first
kibbutz settlement in Israel,
Degania, where Dayan was bom.
And, while the ex-Cabinet
minister. General, and Israeli
superstar walks around the
kibbutz fields, he speaks not only
of the ancient history of the land,
but of the modern history of
present-day Israel.
Similarly, when Dayan walki
through Israel's first Moshiv
(cooperative smallholders settle-
ment), founded in 1921 by i
group including his father, a dual',
meaning evolves: a peeling away
of the layers of earth from the
modern moshav existing today to
that founded sixty years ago, and
then back to a settlement which
was abandoned by Jews two
thousand years ago.
THUS THE film's double
dimension continues. Dayan
tours battlefields, both ancient
and modern, and in both recalls
their history, for his is the look
both of a general and of an ar-
cheologist. He overturns a
Continued on Page 6
We Can Permit Our Destruction
HAIFA-The long tjraggedout
autonomy talks with respect to
the status of Judea and Samaria
could be brought to a speedy
conclusion in either one of two
ways. For one thing, the Begin
Government has only to yield to
everything that President Sadat
and the PLO and the Arab
irredentists demand. Or alter-
natively Sadat, having obtained
everything he wanted and more
in the South, could be a little
more flexible in his negotiations.
However, the Egyptian
President is now following a clear
strategy. He has read the
speeches and statements of
Shimon Peres, who is generally
expected to succeed Begin when
Labor takes over after the next
election, and has come to the
conclusion that he would be able
to get a much better deal from
Labor. Hence he won't yield an
inch to Begin; the next Israeli
negotiator has already an-
nounced he is prepared to give
back most of the West Bank.
PERES' VIEWS have been
followed with interest elsewhere,
as well. That great authority on
the Middle East, Bruno Kreisky,
of Austria, sees great promise of
a bridge between Peres and Yasir
Arafat. If the Israel public comes
to the same conclusion, that
could be the kiss of death as far
as Peres' political ambitions are
In preparation for the elec-
tions, the various elements
within the Labor Party are
marshalling their strength.
Mapam, Labor's left wing ally in
the so-called Alignment, itself
once a traditional exponent of a
bi-national state in Palestine, has
a long list of the concessions it is
willing to make. Other doves in
the party have already advanced
their suggestions to dismantle
Jewish settlements, and have the
Jordanian flag fly over East
Peres, himself not a dove,
would perhaps not go so far, but
he has convinced himself that
peace is just around the comer.
He knows how to do it: just
invite Jordan into the
negotiations. At the White
House in April, Peres claimed
that Labor could bring Hussein
into the picture because it would
offer him greater inducements
than the Likud is prepared to
A FEW weeks ago, Peres
repeated his glib formula for a
solution: extend an invitation to
Jordan to join the peace talks.
But every time he repeats the
idea, King Hussein just as
quickly rejects it out of hand
except completely on his own
terms complete Israeli with-
drawal behind the lines before the
1967 War, which means, among
other things, dividing Jerusalem
The Peres formula for peace ia
theoretically fine. It would make
a splendid shidduch. The groom
is ready and willing. The only
problem is to convince the bride.
Even Israelis who have not been
happy with the way the Begin
Government has turned out, are
beginning to have second
thoughts about the prospect
under Labor. The best time for a
permanent arrangement with
Jordan on the West Bank would
have been in the period im-
mediately after the Six-Day War
of 1987. Then we would have
operated from a position of
strenath. We could even have
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iday, August 16,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pine lias County
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The most successful summer ever
at Camp Kadima is drawing to a
close. Here are some of the
smiling, happy faces of the lucky
1980 campers.

The Jewish Ploridian of Pinellas County
Friday, August 15,
Wiesenthal Receives Gold Medal
Continued from Page 1
words. "I believe in God and the
world to come" and that "when
each of us comes before the six
million I will say I did not forget
you," Carter concluded to a
standing ovation "nor Simon
Wiesenthal. will the world forget
In accepting the medal from
Carter as "only" the "trustee" of
the Nazi victims, Wiesenthal
hugged the President and kissed
him on both cheeks.
He (old the audience, which
included many leading American
Jews. "I am not a hater and the
word revenge has no meaning for
me. Hitler and Stalin are alive
today, but maybe not in the same
countries. They are waiting for us
to forget. They have not dis-
Emphasizing the meaning of
Israel to world Jewry, Wiesen-
thal recalled that liberated
prisoners paraded in the camps
Continued from Page 4
afforded to be relatively
Almost anything we could
propose would have stood a good
chadee of being acceptable. Even
an outright annexation of the
West Bank would ultimately
have been accepted, just as the
world accepted Israel's in-
corporation in 1948 of areas far in
excess of that offered in the
original partition plan.
BUT THE then Labor
Government could not bring
itself to make a decision. It had
neither courage nor a plan, and it
was hamstrung by its extreme
left wing partners. And so things
dragged on until the Yom Kippur
War changed the whole at-
Hussein has turned out to be a
wily, strong, resilient leader, who
has made a great comeback in
facing such recalcitrant opponent
we can choose one of two paths.
We can maintain a strong, firm
stand and, having already
yielded a great deal in the south,
make it clear that here we draw
the line, and we shall yield no
Or, we can embark on the'
slippery road of compromise and
conciliation until we find our-
selves in an undefensible position
and once again caught off guard
for a repeat of the Yom Kippur
War, but this time much closer to
our big cities.
President Carter recalled Wiesenthal's words,
'I believe in God and the world to come,' and that
'when each of us comes before the six million I
will say I did not forget you.'
with the flags of the country from
which they came Italy,
Czechoslovakia. Poland all but
the Jews who had no flag and no
From Wiesenthal's torn white
shirt and the faded blue one of
another Jew "something like a
blue and white flag" was made.
WE WERE much too weak to
attempt a parade like the other
groups and so we just sat there in
the sun, holding up and waving
our makeshift flag. Jews from
other blocks came over to us and
cried; some of them kissed the
flag, a symbol of hope amidst the
dead and the dying."
Wiesenthal added, "At that
moment I felt instinctively that
my future life will be determined
by these two flags: the American
flag as a symbol of our liberation
for which I will always be
grateful and of the promise that
we would be able to go on living
as free men; the Jewish flag as a
symbol of a people resurrected
from the ashes of destruction.
There was never a problem of
double loyalty for me. On the
contrary, it was a symbiosis:
liberty for us and the world
through the United States and
dignity for the Jews as a nation
through Israel. These notions
have become the pillars of my
own life and my work ever since"
Moshe Dayan
Dayan: Born Actor
Continued from Page 4
historical stone with every step.
"The film is in three parts,"
said Arnon Zuckerman. seated in
his modern offices in Jerusalem.
"The first is the settlement, from
1888 until 1948. There, in
Degania and Nahalal. where
Dayan spent his childhood, we
get the story of Israel, modern
Israel, digging roots."
The second part is Dayan the
warrior. "This will-be from 1948
until 1973. This includes Dayan's
evaluation of the Yom Kippur
war of 1973. Then comes part
three, the Sabra. This is the
politics of Dayan, and his com-
ments on relations with the
Zuckerman says. I'The three
films show the connection be-
tween the Jews of the Bible and
the Jews today in Israel, through
Dayan's finds in archeology,
through his friends and
relatives.'' Zuckerman goes on,
"The filming takes place all over
Israel, in ancient and new sites.
In Sde Boker, in the Negev, and
the Sea of Galilee. Whatever we
couldn't illustrate through
exhibits in Dayan's house," says
Zuckerman. "are found in the
Israel Museum."
Soon, therefore, viewers all
over the world will be able to see
Israel's story through the film
biography of Moshe Dayan. Let
us hope the program lives up to
the high expectations which it
has raised.
Leaders Predict
Majority of Jewish Vote to Carter
Continued from Page 1',
President Ford'* "reassessment"
in 1976.
"None of this happened under
the Carter Administration,"
Moses declared. "This'
Administration and this Con-
gress" have provided the military
needs so that Israel can now
defend itself against any com-
bination of enemies over the next
five years, he stressed. He said
Israel has received tlO.5 billion
during the last three-and-a-half
years, half the total U.S. aid it
has received in its history.
MOSES declared that the last
four years "were the best" in
terms of U.S. support for Israel
despite a few votes or abstentions
in the United Nations. Moses
said that if the present resolution
being prepared in the Security
Council to condemn Israel for
officially making Jerusalem its
capital continues to contain
proposals for sanctions against
Israel, the U.S. will veto it.
He said that although the
proposed Democratic Party
platform contains a provision
calling for moving the U.S. Em-
bassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem, the Carter Adminis-
tration will follow the Camp
David agreement calling for no
unilateral moves on Jerusalem
but a negotiated agreement be-
tween the parties involved.
When asked why Orthodox'
Jews should support the Demo-
cratic platform since the Repub-
licans oppose abortions and the.
Equal Rights Amendment and'
support aid to parochial schools,
Moses urged, "look at the whole.
range of issues that concern us at
Jews" when judging the two
parties. He said if this is done,
Orthodox Jews will see that thf
Democrats provide more thing*
that concern the quality of their
Klutznkk said he believes that
good lewish education cannot be \
provided by private funds alone,
but first some way must be
worked out to solve the question
of the Constitutional prohibition
on helping religion. He said the
preservation of the Constitution
is more important to minorities
than even the school issue.
IN A non-campaign issue,
Moses said that since April Jews
and other Iranian minorities have
been admitted to the United
States despite a ban on Iranians
coming here. He said one problem
was that among those admitted
some were suspected of planning
to stay here permanently rather
than just the six months allowed
on a visitor's visa. He said this
has been overcome by allowing
consulates abroad to grant a
"humanitarian parole" to those
who qualify through application
to the Immigration and Natural-
ization Service and since then 106
of HI Jews who applied were ad-
mitted by the INS.
President Carter joins in the applause for Simon Wiesenth
during ceremony presenting Wiesenthal with a special gold]
medal on behalf of the Congress in the East Room this week.
From left to right: President Carter, Senators Georgtl
McGovern (D-S.DJ, Rudy Boschwitz (R-Minn.) and Simon\
Stone Urges State Dept,
To Deny Iragi Plane Sales
Continued from Page 1
could enhance their military
. In 1979 the State Department
denied a request by Libya to buy
three Boeing 747 planes, after
Stone and other senators
vigorously protested the request.
Stone's letter also said, "(Iraqi
is a country which has repeatedly
aided and abetted terrorism not
only by giving support to radical
European and Palestinian groups
but also has continued to engage
itself in acts of terrorism on an
official government level. Only
last week West Berlin police
arrested two Iraqi diplomats
from Iraq's embassy in East
Berlin for delivering a suitcase of
explosives to be used to attack an
association of Kurdish students
in West Berlin. This plot was
discovered only two days after
two Iraqi diplomats were ex-
pelled from Austria for in-
volvement in s bomb plot in
"LAST YEAR Iraqi diplomats
at the UN Mission in New York
were discovered to have illegally
purchased and distributed
firearms in the United States.
Iraq is, as you know, thought by
most serious observers to be
rushing headlong into a nuclear
weapons development program
which could seriously destabilize
world peace."
Stone also is author of an
amendment to the fiscal year
1981 foreign assistance
authorization bill that would
revoke the State Department
approved license for General
Electric to sell gas turbine
engines for use in Italian-made
frigates for Iraq. The bill is
awaiting conference committee
Knesset Rejects Report
On Security Service Chief
JERUSALEM The Knesset Security and
Foreign Affairs Committee
unanimously rejected allegations
by the Washington Star that
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
obstructed the investigations of
the security service (Shin Bet) in
the bombing attacks against
three West Bank mayors last
Mayor Bassam Shaka of
Nablus had both of his legs
amputated as a result of the
bomb attack, and Mayor Karia
Khallaf of Ramallah lost part of
his left leg. An Israeli police
sapper was seriously injured
when he tried to dismantle a
bomb intended for Mayor
Ibrahim Tawil of El Bireh.
The head of the security
service testified before the
Knesset committee and said that
Begin had never interfered in the
investigation but had, on the
contrary, ordered a com-
prehensive investigation of the
attacks, which the Prime
Minister had described as
"crimes of the worst kind."
The Shin Bet chief said he had
told Begin that he wished to
retire from his post after 30 years
in the intelligence service, the
last six as its chief, long before
the request for retirement had
nothing whatsoever to do with
the investigation into the
Both government coalition and
Labor Alignment opposition
members in the committee said
they were convinced by the Shin
Bet chiefs explanation.
Begin, himself, declared
through a spokesman Aug. 8, a
day after the Washington Star
article appeared claiming that the
Shin Bet chief was resigning
because Begin was obstructing
the investigation, "From the day
malicious people first began
spreading their lias, never was
calumny so odious."
Dan Pattir, Begins prats
advisor, characterized the
Washington Star story, written
by David Halevy, the papers
correspondent in Tel Aviv, as "
fabrication from beginning to
end. It requires an examination
of motives." Halevy is active in
Labor Party affairs.
Ada V.. 70. formerly of 1789 th An.
S., died Wednesday, July at. Bora In
Chelae*. Mass., an* cam* hare from
Newton Center. Mass, and was a
retired bookkeeper and a member of
Congregation Beth Sholom. Oulfport
Survivors Include a daughter Nancy
Seebert. Days Creek, Or*.; two sons.
Dr. Barry, Nashville. Term and Dr.
Robert, Surmyslde, N.T.; a brother.
Nathan UUan. Clearwater. and tour
Murray. 7t, of 3630 Roy Hanna Dr. 8..
Pinellas Point, died Sunday, Aug. I.
Bom in uangor. Mama, Be came nert
In 1SS5 from New To* and was thi
chairman of the board of Murray
Machinery Corp. Ha was a Ufa master
of the American Bridge Contrae
Bridge League and was past president
and co-founder of the St Petersburg
Bridge Club. In addition to his w
Margaret. Murray la survived by s son
Jonathan Murro, California; .,
daughter Baa Waldman. Miami:
stepson Steven Raaor. Clearwater;*
stepdaughter Jean Scnlerck,, s-
Petersburg; a brother Ban tor*1
and a sister Ann Horwlck. New Tort,
and two grandchildren. He was s
former member of Temple Bath aa.

iday. August 15,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 7
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Dr. Emanuel Rackman (left), president of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, |
: dedicates a Chair for the study of the Jerusalem or Palestinian Talmud at the University in g
\honor of Prof. Saul Lieberman of New York (right), a member of the board of trustees at |
Bar-Ilan, who is regarded as the world's foremost Talmudic scholar. Deduzatwn marks the g
\fir$t time in Jewish history that a special Chair has been established concentrating on the |
^Jerusalem Talmud. :$
Schmidt Attends Goldmann Fete
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was guest speaker;:
:: at a birthday party in Amsterdam, The Nether- >
x lands, for Dr. Nahum Goldmann, retired presi-:j
| dent of the World Jewish Congress. Referring to
I ft Dr. Goldmann as Rosh Galuta (head of Diaspora
| Jewry), Chancellor Schmidt said on the 85th
| birthday occasion that "I bring you birthday:
ft greetings from my Government, from your;
ft many, many friends in Germany, and from tens
| of millions of my countrymen who are grateful
ft for what you have done to reconcile our two
| peoples after the Holocaust of which November
ji; 9, 1938 was just a beginning."
Chancellor Schmidt's reference to Kristall-
j: nacht was prefaced by his observation that "At |
:: that time, many Germans became guilty because
they stood idly by. But, as we all know, that;
ft shameful pillage of the Jewish places of worship i
foreshadowed the frightful mass murders in j
ft Auschwitz and elsewhere."
S :*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:ra^
The United States Ambassador to Thailand,
j: Morton Abramowitz, has credited the inter-
% national response to the Cambodian crisis with
:: "keeping alive a couple of million people."
| However, he noted that despite international
$ governmental and voluntary participation which
X: has exceeded over MOO million, "the crisis is far
x from over, and that while the response has
ft" helped ease the suffering it has not been able to
:: answer the basic causes of the problem."
Abramowitz, U.S. career diplomat, was
* addressing a meeting here of the executive com-
ft mittee of the American Jewish Joint Dis-
% tribution Committee (JDC). the overseas relief
\ arm of the American Jewish community.
Listing what he termed a "litany of misery,"
he described the present situation of the Cam-
bodians as "uncertain" and noted that the
harvest last year was bad and with the next
... harvest still some months away there are serious
| prospects for starvation and a repeat of last
| October when thousands came to the Thai-Cam-
% bodian border to be aided."
j:| Hadaaaah will hold its 66th national con-
.ft vention at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles
S Aug. 24 to 27, Bemice S. Tannenbaum, national
x president, has announced.
:l| "At our last convention in Los Angeles in
11964, another Gov. Brown greeted Hadaaaah.
Mrs. Walter Lowderrnilk discussed development
of the Jordan River water supply, and Hadassah
J and the Peace Corps were innovating programs
a to share technology and improve the quality of
:l life in third world countries, Mrs. Tannenbaum
I said.
"Our program will be just as timely this
3 August," she declared. "In addition, this year
'" Hadassah will elect a new national adminis-
tration, and we will launch the year com-
,J memorating the 120th anniversary of our
3 founder, Henrietta Szold. Special projects will be
1 "1 announced in conjunction with this celebration."
The eleventh Maccabiah Games will be held in
jgSSSSMWlM^MSSiSMM^M J U U U HII11 Mlfl'l111H R i* 1 ^ ~< I"' R"'"' I"1 riMTOnf
Israel July 6 to 16, 1981. Since the first Mac- S
cabiah Games in 1932, thousands of Jewish -ft
athletes from around the world have taken part 8
in the Games, recognized by the International g
Olympic Committee and the International Sports
i Federation as one of the only six such inter- :ft
| national events equivalent in stature to the :
Olympic Games. :ft
Some 3,000 athletes and contestants from 30 ft;
countries will take part in the ten-day event, g
participating in more than 30 different sporting |ft
events. The games will be held mostly in Ramat :^
Gan and the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.
Over 50,000 spectators are expected to watch $
Israel's President Navon declare the Games open ftj
July 6 at the Ramat Gan Stadium and to witness
the runner light the Maccabiah flame in honor of g
the Maccabees, who led the Chanukah rebellion j
against the Greeks more than 2,100 years ago, in -S
whose memory the Maccabiah Games are :^
dedicated. ft
w:*:*:*:*:*:*^^ ft"
Zev Hymowitz, director-designate of JDC- g
Israel, the agency responsible for the Israel :j
programs of the American Jewish Joint Dis- |
tribution Committee (JDC), has formally ft
; assumed his responsibilities, according to Ralph :j
I I. Goldman, executive vice president of the JDC. g
The recent dedication of a new headquarters :
: building for JDC-Israel on Givat Joint (JDC
\ Hill) in Jerusalem at the end of June marked the
;: formal transition, said Goldman. He described
:; Hymowitz as a skilled educator, social worker
: and administrator who, "having familiarized
j himself with the responsibilities, is prepared to
\ face the challenges."
The JDC-Israel program budget is $10.7
million and is concentrated in a number of
important areas care of the aged, care of the g
physicialry and mentally ill, services for the $
handicapped, development of community cen- ft:
ters, manpower training, and Religious, Cultural jft
and Educational programs. jft
Shulamit Aloni, one of the most persistent
fighters for human rights and religious freedom g
in Israel, said that Israel is in an acute crisis and :x
warned that if no major changes are forthcoming
|"Israel will turn into a ghetto with an army.
The outspoken Aloni, who is deeply involved :ft
in the struggle for women's rights, is one of ft:
eiht women members in Israel s Knesset and ?:
the lone representative of the Civil Rights Party. |
Aloni said that if Israelis want to resolve the |ft
current crisis they have "first of all to get rid of %
the occupation over another people, the Fates- g
tinians. Secondly, we have to order back to g
Israel all the aliya emissaries here and this, m ::::
itself, could make the biggest aliya veer Israel ::::
has ever known." She said Israel has to re- :x
evaluate its relationship with diaspora Jewry.
"We must turn Israel into a state that's a ft:
challenge to world Jewry and not a Vatican, |
she said. ......_
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Soviet Leaders Want in on Peace Talks
The Jewish Chronicle
The Soviet Union, effectively
shut out of Arab-Israeli peace
negotiations since Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat's
dramatic journey to Jerusalem in
November 1977, is making noises
that it wants to get back into the
diplomatic maneuverings shortly
after the U.S. presidential elec-
tions in November.
Like their counterparts in
Western Europe, restless Soviet
leaders believe that America's
domination of the peace talks be-
tween Israel and its Arab neigh-
bors should come to an end. They
want to be in on the action.
But Soviet leaders appear
oblivious to the fact that neither
Israel nor Egypt has even the
slightest desire to see Moscow
share the mediatory spotlight
with the United States. As far as
Israel is concerned, the United
States remains the only respected
intermediary, Western Europe,
the United Nations, the African
countries, the Vatican and all
previous participants having lost
their credibility in Jerusalem.
The impression that the Soviet
Union would like once again to
try to team up with the United
States to settle the Arab-Israeli
conflict next year irrespective
of who is elected President was
conveyed by a Soviet diplomat
here in Washington, who recently
invited me to lunch.
IT HAS been strengthened by
articles in the government-con-
trolled Soviet news media, in-
cluding a suggestion by a leading
Soviet expert on the Middle East
that Saudi Arabia was dis-
illusioned with the United States
and that the time was ripe to
open diplomatic relations be-
tween Moscow and Riyadh.
"The internal and foreign
policy situation in Saudi Arabia
is changing," wrote Igor Bel-
yayev in the weekly Literary
Gazette. He added: "Not a trace
remains of the former confidence
of special relations with Saudi
Arabia since the 1920's, and until
recently Saudi Arabia was dis-
missed in the Soviet press as a
"kingdom of darkness." But the
official Soviet attitude towards
the Saudis changed a year ago
when Belyayev suggested that
diplomatic relations might be
The Soviet official whom I met
was very anxious to establish his
credentials as someone friendly
towards Israel. He said that
Soviet-Israel diplomatic
relations, severed by Moscow fol-
lowing the 1967 Six-Day War,
could be restored very quickly
("no problem") as soon as good
progress had been achieved
towards a "comprehensive"
peace agreement.
Indeed, all the East European
countries would move simul-
taneously to resume diplomatic
ties with Israel at that point, he
insisted. The diplomat noted with
apparent pride the fact that the
Soviet Union was the second
country (after the United States)
to recognize Israel's in-
dependence in 1948.
THROUGHOUT the conver-
sation, he stressed that Russia
does not oppose Israel's right to
exist. The Soviet Union, he
explained, supports a negotiated
peace agreement in the Middle
East which would provide
security for Israel but also recog-
nize the "legitimate rights" of
the Palestinians. That the
Soviets accept Israel's right to
exist in the pre-1967 lines has
been made clear on several oc-
casions to the PLO's Yasir
Arafat, he maintained.
Regarding a new Soviet
"peace" initiative in the Middle
East, the Soviet diplomat in-
sisted that Moscow was prepared
to play a "constructive" role in
trying to moderate Arab
positions just as Washington
should be trying to make Israel's
stance more flexible. "We were
working well on that until
Sadat's trip to Jerusalem," he
This was a clearcut reference to
the ill-fated Oct. 1. 1977, U.S.-
Soviet joint communique on the
Middle East which was signed by
then Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance and the Soviet Foreign
Minister, Andrei Gromvko. That
surprise statement, which upset
the Egyptians as much as the
Israelis and aroused a sharp
domestic American backlash
against the Carter Adminis-
tration, called for a reconvened
Geneva Peace Conference under
joint U.S.-Soviet chairmanship.
The document called for such a
conference "not later than
December 1977."
But the start of direct Israeli-
Egyptian peace negotiations,
activated in part by a mutual fear
of an imposed U.S.-Soviet
agreement, pushed the Geneva
concept aside.
The Russians are still smarting
from what they charge was the
"illegal" and "shortsighted"
U.S. willingness to jump aboard
the Sadat-Begin peace band-
wagon. They insist that
Washington violated the terms of
their joint statement.
SINCE THEN, they have tried
to sabotage the Israeli-Egyptian
peace negotiations by arousing
their radical client States
Syria, Libya, Iraq, etc. in the
battle against Israel and Egypt.
Their peaceful intentions today,
therefore, are most suspect in
Cairo and Jerusalem. Their
brutal invasion of Afghanistan
strains their credibility even
But still, the Russians insist
that, following the elections, they
would like to take up where the
U.S.-Soviet joint communique
left off, namely with the recon-
vening of the Geneva Peace Con-
Begin Reverses View on
Holding Early Election
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
reversed his stand on early
elections. His office issued a
statement saying that there was
no need to hold the elections for
the 10th Knesset earlier than
their legal date November
The statement was in contrast
to remarks made by Begin during
the Cabinet session Aug. 3 in
favor of early elections, next May
or June. Those remarks were
quickly interpreted by political
analysts as the first shot in the
1981 elections, and caused an im-
mediate general stirring in the
political community.
Although Begin's statement
came apropos consultations with
Deputy Prime Minister Simcha
Ehrlich it new seems that they
were not sufficiently thought out.
Influentials at the Likud argued
that by agreeing to hold early
Protest Embassy Move
JERUSALEM (JTA) The Jewish community in
Venezuela is launching a widespread campaign against its
government's decision to move its embassy in Israel from
Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Walter Czenstochowsky, chairman of
the World Zionist Organization in Venezuela and vice president
of the central committee of Jewish organizations in that
country, said here in a radio interview.
Czenstochowsky, who is visiting Israel, said Jewish
leaders in Venezuela were meeting with high-ranking govern-
ment officials as well as public opinion molders, pointing out
that the issue of united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is
above and beyond any political considerations.
"Jerusalem is not only the capital of Israel but also the
capital of the Jewish people." he said.
Venezuela announced that it was moving its embassy from
Jerusalem, where it has been located for the past 22 years, in
protest against "one-sided measures taken by Israel chantring
the status of the city."
Czenstochowsky said he could not understand why
Venezuela was the first Latin American country to take this
He said he did not believe that Venezuela gave in to Arab
pressure because as a leading world oil producer it could resist
such pressure. "I believe that the pressure came not from
Israel s enemies, but her friends," he said.
Hinting that it was the United States which initiated the
step, Czenstochowsky said there were friends who wanted to
take measures against Israel.
"However, because of obvious reasons they could not take
these measures, they wanted others to do it in their place he
Soviet Jew
From Hospital
After numerous protests, Kiev
activist Vladimir Kislak has been
released from a psychiatric
hospital where he has been held
since mid-July, it was reported
here by the Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry.
The SSSJ said that the
Chicago Action of Soviet Jewry
learned of Kislak's release Aug. 6
in telephone calls to both the
hospital and to Kislak's father.
The 45-year-old metallurgist,
who has been refused an exit visa
to Israel since 1973, has been a
target of particularly vicious
KGB harassment, according to
the Chicago group.
Meanwhile, the SSSJ and the
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
reported that Jewish emigration
from the USSR "took an Olympic
leap downwards" in July,
plummeting to a year's low of
lections as the opposition has
demanded for some time the
Likud actually admitted its own
Begin 8 statement at the
Cabinet meeting was made in
passing, although Ehrlich said
after the Cabinet session that he
and Begin decided on that
direction a few weeks ago in dis-
cussions they held.
According to Ehrlich, a mem-
ber of the Liberal Party, Begin
and he felt that the Likud
coalition would do better to seize
the initiative and schedule an
election on its terms rather than
wait to face defections by mem-
bers of small coalition factions
and no-confidence motions by the
Labor Alignment opposition.
Leading Likud members, how-
ever, argued that agreeing to
hold early elections, as the op-
position has demanded for some
time, would be tantamount to
having the Likud admit that it
was in a weak position.
In their behind-the-scenes
machinations, they have ap-
parently convinced Jordan that
the Geneva route represents the
best hope for success. They are
now working on the Western
Europe and the Saudis, where
their efforts are meeting with
some success.
But convincing Jerusalem,
Cairo and Washington clearly
remains another matter. The
Carter Administration, badly
burned by the fallout of its early
blunder in agreeing to return the
Soviet Union to the diplomatic
arena, will be reluctant to repeat
that mistake should President
Carter win the election in
November and return to the
White House.
Calls for 'Remedial Action'
Continued from Page 1
letter's closing paragraph, "I am
certain that you know, deep in
your heart, that it is virtually
impossible to continue the
negotiations if the present at-
titude continues.
"Hence, in the spirit of my
journey to Jerusalem and the
Camp David peace accords, I
urge you to take the remedial
action which is necessary for the
removal of the obstacles which
have been placed on the road to
peace in the past few months."
Sadat suspended the talks
after the Israeli Knesset enacted
a law July 30 declaring an un-
divided Jerusalem its eternal
Final approval of the
Jerusalem bill had "poisoned"
the atmosphere of the talks,
Sadat wrote, adding that Israel
should remove Jewish settlers
who had moved into the West
Bank of the Jordan River and the
Gaza Strip occupied by Israel
since 1967.
Copies of both letters have
been sent to Carter, who helped
forge the Camp David accords
leading to the Egyptian-Israeli
peace treaty of March 1979.
BEFORE their suspension, the
talks were stalled on the question
of self-rule for the 1.2 million
Palestinian Arabs in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip.
Ceausescu's role in previous Hi
negotiations between the two
Middle Eastern nations has
remained unclear, but both Sadat
and Begin credit the Romanian
leader with helping arrange
Sadat's historic visit to
Jerusalem in 1977.
Waldheim 'Misunderstood'
Bronfman, acting president of
the World Jewish Congress,
which has endorsed "the
legitimate rights for the Pales-
tinian people," met with United
Nations Secretary General Kurt
Bronfman discussed what he
called the Secretary General's
"most unfortunate" statement
before an Arab League dinner on
the subject of the Middle East.
The Secretary General told
Bronfman that those remarks
were unprepared, impromptu and
incomplete. As a result of the
remarks being transcribed and
distributed by the Arab League,
the Secretary General said, he
was completely misunderstood.
He said he did not intend to
call for the creation of a Pales-
tinian state. He simply was re-
iterating his and the UN char-
ter's position in favor of self-
The Secretary General said he
had meant only to include state-
hood as one of the many possible
results of the self-determination
His basic position of not
choosing sides in the Middle East
dispute, has emphatically not
changed, the Secretary General
said. He regretted that reports of
his impromptu remarks should so
misrepresent his real position,
including, he said, his repeated
assertion of the necessity for
secure and recognized borders for
Israel and all the other countries
of the Middle East.
Begin Cancels Kahane Order
six month administrative de-
tention order against Kach leader
Rabbi Meir Kahane was canceled
Aug. 6 on a direct order by Prime
Minister Menachem Begin acting
in his capacity as defense
The order was originally issued
by Ezer Weizman last May while
he was still defense minister
following information that
Kahane initiated a "serious
illegal action."
The specifics of this action
were never revealed. Under
recent Israeli regulations de-
tention orders must be renewed
every three months.
Despite Begin's order, Kahane
was not released from jail where
he is serving a concurrent seven-
month sentence for holding an
illegal demonstration at the
Hebrew University two years
Kahane is soon to face another
trial on charges that he disrupted
the public order and prevented a
soldier from carrying out his
duties during a demonstration in
The president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee (JDC), Donald M. Robinson of Pittsburgh,
recently dedicated a new headquarters in Jerusalem for the
Israel activities of the 66-year-old agency. The new head-
quarters is located is located on Oivat Joint (JDC Hill) near
the David Ben-Gurion Government Center in Israel's capital
city. The JDC, which operates in 25 countries, has over 100
programs in Israel and has an Israel budget of over $U

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