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\Eyewitness Account:
U.S. Jews
Can Help
Being born a Jew in the Soviet
Jnion is "like being born in jail."
,t's the way many Soviet
its describe their lives in the
Union, says Theodore
chairman of the Federa-
on's Community Relations Com-
mittee. Helping Jews in oppressed
untries is a major 1985 goal of
Community Relations
|Tench returned earlier this
onth from a fact-finding trip to
Soviet Union. He accompanied
cngrt'ssman Michael Bilirakis of
nellas County, Steve Bartlett of
and Ben Erdreich of
pabama, and ADL represen-
itive Mark Briskman.
"Mike Bilirakis and I had talked
it about Soviet Jews, so when
National Council on Soviet
set up this trip, he had
i invite me," Tench said.
ft wasn't Tench's first trip to
s Soviet Union. The Clearwater
live was there in 1974 for two
i as a student and then for
other two months in 1979. The
er stay was part of his former
with the U.S. State Depart-
it's Department of Soviet
This trip, Tench said, the plight
of Soviet Jews was even more
compelling, especially the
Refuseniks, Jews who have ap-
plied to emigrate but have been
The Refuseniks. especially,
know the feeling of "being born in
jail," Tench said.
Some of the "born in jail"
Soviet Jews were challenged on
the trip that Jews have always
been oppressed in Russia, he said.
"The answer was: 'We were op-
pressed even under the czar, but
at least then we were free to
leave.' "
The Refuseniks, mainly hun-
dreds of thousands of Soviet Jews,
have no such choice.
"It takes courage for a Soviet
Jew to even apply to emigrate,
rhey never know what will hap-
pen. If they are refused they
become Refuseniks (one refused
permission to leave). They lose
their jobs. Their associates won't
talk with them. They have to take
the most menial jobs," Tench said.
"And there's always the chance
that one day there will be that
Continued on Page 8-
Jean Malkin
Scott Nicoletti
Toni Rinde
Meet the New
Federation Board Members
I Tench and Refusenik Ya'chov Alpert pose in Alpert's apart-
*t where he hosts 20 seminars a year for international seven-
's wishing to confer with Refusenik scientists. Alpert was
rector of research for the Soviet Union's space plasma program
til he applied to emigrate.
The 1985 board of directors of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County includes nine new
members. All will serve terms
from 1985 to May 1988. Curt
Mayer of Clearwater, unanimous-
ly appointed by the board, will
serve a one-year term, ending in
May 1986.
The new board members are
David Bowman of Palm Harbor,
Roland Fox of Clearwater, Harry
Green of St. Petersburg, Em-
manuel Harris of Clearwater, Dr.
Alan Katz of Largo and Curt
Also Howard Lawrence of
Clearwater, Jean Malkin of
Seminole, Scott Nicoletti of
Clearwater and Toni Rinde of
Introductions of the new board
members started in the "Jewish
Floridian" last issue and will con-
tinue in this and upcoming issues
until all new members have been
Re-elected to the Federation
board for another term were
Bruce Bokor, Ronald Diner, Elisa
Greenberg, Larry Krug, Irwin
Miller and Charles Rutenberg.
Jean Malkin
Jean Malkin of Seminole has
lived in Pinellas since 1979, hav-
ing moved here from Cleveland,
Ohio. The wife of Federation
recording secretary Julius Malkin,
Mrs. Malkin's involvement in
Pinellas Jewish activities includes
a past vice presidency of
Hadassah, of which she is a life
member, ORT membership and
membership in Temple B'nai
Israel in Clearwater.
She and her husband co-chair
the Temple's Caring Committee
(which arranges for weekly visits
to the Jewish sick), and last year
and this co-chaired Super Sunday.
She has also served as vice presi-
dent of the women's division of
the Federation and been a
member of the Federation's Cam-
paign Cabinet for several years,
and chaired the Mini-Mission for
three years.
Mrs. Malkin says she has been
involved in Federation since she
was invited to a women's division
meeting five years ago and "saw
the need. I felt it was my commit-
ment as a Jewish woman and as a
Jewish human being to do my
The Malkins have two
daughters, who live in Cleveland.
Scott Nicoletti
Scott Nicoletti of Clearwater
and his wife, Nancy, have been in
Pinellas since 1981; having moved
here after being married and liv-
ing in Tampa for one year. They
have a two-year-old daughter,
Dana, and are expecting another
child in November. Nicoletti has
been involved in Federation and
its Campaign Chest, and Mrs.
Nicoletti is a member of ORT and
Hadassah. The Nicolettis are
members of Temple B'nai Israel in
Nicoletti is a home builder and is
executive vice president of the
Rutenberg Construction Co.
Nicoletti said basically it was his
employer (and Federation Board
member) Charles Rutenberg who
got him involved in Federation. "I
saw a way I can help the Jewish
community and the Jewish
Toni Rinde
Toni Rinde of Largo, wife of
Dr. John Rinde, was born in
Poland during the Holocaust. Her
parents, Stanley and Luscia Igel
of Largo, hid her with Polish
Christian friends for two years
while the couple went
underground to escape the Nazis
and worked with the Polish
resistance movement.
The Rinde and Igel families, in-
cluding Mrs. Rinde's brother Dr.
Stephen Igel of Largo, are
members of Temple B'nai Israel in
Clearwater. The families recently
donated a family Torah which sur-
vived the Holocaust to Temple
B'nai Israel in memory of the
Polish Jews who suffered and died
during the Holocaust and also in
memory of the Polish Christians
who suffered, and sometimes
died, trying to help their Jewish
The Rindes have lived in
Pinellas for seven years. Mrs.
Rinde has been involved in Jewish
activities almost since birth and
belongs and works with almost
every Jewish group in Pinellas,
and previously in New York and
Baltimore. Her father, Stanley, is
also a Federation board member.
The Rindes have two children, one
a doctor and one an accountant.
}dopt-A-Grandparent: Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service
'inellas Children Want To Adopt Bobas and Zaydes
Phere s a special group of about
1 Jewish children, mostly seven
L years W. here who have a
' special wish. They wish they
a grandparent here in
*e Adopt-A-Grandchild Pro-
' of Gulf Coast Jewish Family
TJice is trying to see that the
get their wish.
J project has been under way
nve years now, according to
LJect Director Carol
Tgerieider. and currently has 35
u grandchildren," infants to
jo. matched with adopted
""Parents here in Pinellas.
[the other 35 Jewish children
k. ? ^'a'UnSlist ~ waiting for
Fasted Jewish senior adults to
call in and volunteer for the
Adopt-A-Grandchild individual-
ly matches volunteer grand-
parents with children on a once-a-
week basis. The volunteers pro-
vide the children with an in-
valuable source of attention
that only a grandparent can pro-
vide while sharing in joyful ac-
tivities and the special companion-
ship the project provides.
"Many of our Jewish children
down here are here without an ex-
tended family," Ms. Ungerleider
said. "The same is true for many
of the senior adults who have
family, but it's in the North or
elsewhere. The children and the
volunteers help each other fill a
Adopt-A-Grandchild is a pro-
gram serving all Jewish residents
of Pinellas County. It is designed
as a prevention program to help
children with different needs cope
successfully and feel loved, valued
and appreciated.
The program is also designed to
complement family relationships,
such as children have with their
parents and with their natural
The relationship a child has with
its grandparents is special. Mrs.
Ungerleider said, and different
than with its parents or at school.
After all, how many people
when thev think back to their
childhood remember those special
days with grandma or grandpa?
And how many seniors here really
miss having grandchildren they
can see locally?
Families and seniors can join
the Adopt-A-Grandchild project
by contacting Carol Ungerleider,
project director, at 381-2373.
The Adopt-A-Grandchild Pro-
ject is funded jointly by the
Juvenile Welfare Board of
Pinellas County and the Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Ser-
vice. Inc. is a beneficiary agency of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas

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Kadima visited Heritage Park and
went roller skating.
Safari/Caravan found time to
entertain for the residents of
Menorah Manor as well as visiting
area parks and amusement
The Seniors Kadima group will
be going on an extended trip to
Circus World and the Museum of
Science and Industry in Tampa.
The camp offers horseback riding
and computer instruction to all
ages. There are still a few open-
ings for Session II.

Thursday, Aug. 29, has been set
aside to celebrate July and August
birthdays and anniversaries. This
event will be held at poolside at
the Jewish Community Center.
Bring your lunch. Drinks will be
Camp Kadima offers a great
deal of fun and Jewish ex-
periences. The camp recently pro-
duced a "Kadim-a-long," filled
with Israeli dances and songs. The
children performed traditional
Hebrew songs and folk dances,
under the direction of Sarah
Mandel. The program concluded
with the children leading a sing-
along with their parents.
On Friday, July 5, a "Goofy
Olympics" was sponsored by the
Safari/Caravan campers. Fun and
games, as well as ribbons were
had by all.
Our campers have been off to
many interesting places; Kinder-
camp had an exciting field trip to
the Seminole Vocational Educa-
tional farm: our Junior and Senior
William Frost Elected JTA President
Fox, outgoing president and
chairman of the nominating com-
mittee of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, announces that William
Frost of New York City has been
elected president of JTA. Frost
succeeds Fox who has been presi-
dent since 1979. The announce-
ment by Fox came at the annual
meeting of the JTA Board of
Frost, a graduate of Harvard
College, Yale Law School and the
Harvard Graduate School of
Public Administration, is an at-
torney and is president of the
Lucius Littauer Foundation.
Born in Larchmont, New York,
Frost is currently Honorary
Curator of Judaica of the Harvard
University Library, chairman of
the Board of Directors of the New
York Heart Association, trustee
of Radcliffe College, and a
member of the Public Health
Council of the State of New York.
FROST, formerly a Foreign
Service Officer of the U.S. State
Department in Yugoslavia,
Austria and Germany, is a direc-
tor of both P.E.F. Israel Endow-
ment Funds and the Istel Fund,
and is a trustee of the Society for
the Advancement of Judaism.
Frost's father, the late Charles
Frost, was a long-time director t*
Fox also announced the election
of three new directors. They are
Marshall Brachman, Fort Worth;
Norman Lipoff, Miami; and Alan
MarcuviU, Milwaukee. Mark Seal,
a native of Montreal, was ap-
pointed executive vice president.
Fred K. Shochet, publisher of
The Jewish Floridian
Newspapers, is among those
returned to a new three-year term
on the JTA Board.
Religious School
Teachers Needed
Teachers needed for
Reform congregation.
Outstanding program,
working conditions and
staff. Sundays 9:15 a.m.-
noon and/or Monday eve-
nings 5:45-7:30.
Zena Sulkes
at Temple B'nai Israel
________531 5829
Nursery School
Teacher Needed
Temple B'nai Israel nurs-
ery school seeking nursery
school teacher, half-days.
BA or BS preferred/Certi-
cation in Early Childhood
Brachman is president and
founder of Computerized Business
Systems, Inc., president of
Brachman Oil, vice president of
Marco Chemical Company, all of
Fort Worth. He received an MBA
from the University of Texas at
Austin. He is a regional chairman
and vice president of the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), vice presi-
dent of the Jewish Federation of
Fort Worth, and is a member of
the Board of Directors of both the
JWB and the American Jewish
Joint Distribution Committee. He
is also active in numerous local
charities and civic groups.
LIPOFF, an attorney, is a part-
ner in the Miami law firm of
Greenburg, Traurig, Hoffman,
Lipoff, Rosen and Quentel. He is a
graduate of the University of
Florida and New York University.
He is a national vice chairman of
the United Jewish Appeal, a
member of the executive commit-
tee and Board of Directors of the
Council of Jewish Federations,
chairman of the CJF Endowment
Development Division and a
member of the Board of Gover-
nors of the Jewish Agency and Tel
Aviv University.
Mideast Not Prominent
Agenda Hem During
Reagan-Gorbachev Talks
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir does not believe the
Middle East will figure pro-
minently on the agenda of
President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev when they hold their
summit meeting in Geneva
in November.
Shamir noted, in an interview
with the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, that the Reagan Ad-
ministration has run into serious
difficulties in its efforts to revive
the peace process on the basis of a
joint Jordanian-Palestinian
negotiating team.
HE DID NOT appear to agree
with some non-governmental
observers who believe
Washington must make progress
in the Middle East before the
Geneva summit in order to resist
Soviet pressures to involve
Moscow in the diplomatic process
But according to Shamir, there
are too many obstacles to pro-
gress. "There are differences bet-
ween the PLO and Jordan, within
the PLO itself and between the
Arabs and the Americans," he
The basic Arab aim is to pro-
mote direct dialogue between the
U.S. and the Palestine Liberation
Organization, whereas the Ad-
ministration's goal is to pave the
way for direct talks between the
Arabs and Israel, Shamir pointed
The Arabs, including Jordan,
balk at this. They insist on an in-
ternational peace conference on
the Middle East which would in-
clude not only the so-called
moderate Arab states but the
regional hardliners and the Soviet
Union as one of the five par-
ticipating permanent members of
the United Nations Security
Council, Shamir said.
HE SAID he has no idea
whether Richard Murphy, the
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
for Near Eastern and South Asian
Affairs would be coming to the
region this month as planned.
Murphy's trip reportedly has
been postponed because the U.S.
has not been given a list of Palesti-
nians who would form part of the
joint delegation with Jordan. To
be acceptable to the U.S. and to
Israel they must have no known
connection with the PLO.
Washington, the first Black
Mayor of Chicago, arrived in
Israel on a six-day visit as the
guest of the Foreign Ministry.
Washington, who has long been a
firm friend of Israel, was to meet
President Chaim Herzog and
Prime Minister Shimon Peres dur-
ing his stay here.
He was also to tour the holy
places in Jerusalem, Bethlehem
and Galilee and attend the open-
ing of the Maccabiah on Monday,
before going on to Rome on
Wednesday for an interview with
the Pope. While in Israel,
Washington was to meet with
former Chicagoans now resident
in Israel.
Kent Jewish
Community Center News!
The Kent Jewish Community
Center has planned two weeks of
programming, Aug. 12-16 and
Aug. 19-23 for children entering
kindergarten through fifth grade.
The programs will run from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include
rollerskating, bowling, miniature
golf, swimming and many other
activities at the center.
The fee for each week is $60 ear-
ly bird (payment received by Aug.
1) or $70 regular (payment receiv-
ed after Aug. 1).
To register or for more informa-
tion, contact David Seidenberg at
A phone system has ,
donated by Klein and Hen
Inc., of 2040 NE Coachman 1,
to the Kent Jewish Comma,
Center. The system will be usedi
the Center's new facility ,
Virginia Street in Clearwater.
The first phase, which inclu
5,000 sq. foot building, is duet
open shortly.
The Center is a beneficiary u,
q/ of the Jewish Federating
Pinellas County.
Go I da Meir Center News
302 South Jupiter Ave.
Phone: 461-0222
Tuesday, July 30, at 1 p.m.,
horse racing and games are
scheduled. Prizes will be awarded.
For more information or transpor-
tation, contact Ellen, activities
director, at the Center.
Thursday. Sept. 5, the Golda
Meir Friendship Club will attend
the Golden Apple Dinner
Theater's matinee performance of
For further information or
transportation, call Lil Gross,
The Kosher Congregate Dining
program is open for lunch Mom
through Friday at noon in
Golda Meir Center dining roorl
There is no fee, but contributknj
are accepted. For reservation!
call Glr.-ia at 446-4422.
1 800 432 3706
WANTED: Youth Adviser
Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, is in desperate need of i
youth adviser for the Junior and Senior Youth groups.
Contact Toni Rinde through the Temple office, 531-589-
Chicago's Mayor Washington Faces
Tough Schedule on Israel Visit
Let Rabbi Jan Bresky
Show You Israel In Depth
Only A Few Seats Still Available
See Israel With A Man Who Has Lived There
Mid-East Advisor To Congressman Biliraki*
A Unique Spiritual Experience
$1949 Per Person/Double Occupancy

Friday, July 26, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 3

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Examining a map of Israel and their proposed itinerary are (left
lo right) Kevin Kay, Steven Sedar, Robert Epstein, and Daniel
Four Local Youths
On Israel Pilgrimage
I Undaunted by recent events in
pe Middle East, four local youths
ently left on a USY Pilgrimage
| Robert Epstein, Kevin Kay,
aniel Kanner and Steven Sedar
pned 52 other teen-agers from 15
ates touring Israel for six
eks. The boys visit includes
of all the historical and
nous sites in Israel. A two-day
tp to Eliat is also in the travel
In addition, the group will spend
five days with a group of Israeli
teens in a Gadna program. This
challenging program affords the
Israel and American teen-agers
the opportunity to deepen rela-
tionships by taking part in such
activities as sports while staying
on an Army base.
Tue boys will return in August.
Peres Says Israel Wants
To Better Soviet Ties
JERUSALEM (JTA) Premier Shimon Peres said
. that "Israel is seriously interested in reopening
pplomatic relations with the Soviet Union" and indicated
hat the new Soviet leadership under Mikhail Gorbachev
ould open the way for "a dialogue on all subjects with the
PERES MADE his remarks to Edgar Bronfman,
esident of the World Jewish Congress, during a meeting
ere with members of the WJC Executive. "The Russians
fere never our enemies," he said. Moscow broke
Momatic relations with Israel during the 1967 Six-Day
"With Gorbachev coming to power, there could be a
ew opportunity we shouldn't overlook. We should attempt
) reach a dialogue on all subjects with the Russians,"
feres said.
He praised the "most important job" the WJC is at-
fcmpting on behalf of Soviet Jewry and for Jewish life
pnind the Iron Curtain.
Peter's words are certain to have a salutory effect in
federating East-West tensions. Such a reduction in ten-
on and renewed dialogue between the superpowers would
jgopd for both East as well as Israel and the Jews," he
IPeres announced after the meeting an agreement to set
* a monthly satellite television hood-up to provide live ex-
anges between himself and diaspora Jewish leaders at
fonfman's office in New York.
Two SLA Soldiers Are Killed
UT5Lo AVIV ~ (JTA) Two soldiers of the Israel"
F*ed South Lebanon Army (SLA) and eight Lebanese
mans were killed Monday in a new suicide car-bomb at-
ttle Perimeter of the south Lebanon security zone
I The inspection point where the attack occurred has
ra closed for the past week because of two earlier car
Jtongs which caused fatalities to SLA soldiers and
Danese civilians. Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in
! earher attacks.
! Eye-witnesses to the bombing said the vehicle used was
Pk!ot~504' a make and model frequently used by suicide
Fibers It bore the emblem of the International Red
Pss- The driver was killed instantly in the blast.
Be A Part Of The Success
StoryOperation Moses
As Jews we. our parents or
our grandparents have known
what it was like to be a stranger in
a strange land. Always hopeful
that a better life lay ahead, there
was still the trauma of the
upheaval of leaving loved ones
behind and adjusting to a new way
of life.
So it is with the latest wave of
immigrants the Ethiopian Jews
who literally walked thousands of
miles to get to the camps of Sudan
from which they were finally
transported to Israel. These im-
migrants are currently living in
absorption centers where they are
learning Hebrew and modern
Jewish practices, attending school
and preparing themselves to enter
the work force.
American and Canadian Jewry
have played a large role in this
life-saving effort known as
"Operation Moses." Asked to
raise $60 million, communities na-
"Operation Moses"
Enclosed is my check to help save Ethiopian Jewish lives
Phone: ________________________________________
Make Check payable to:
"Operation Moses"
301 S. Jupiter Ave.
Clearwater, Fla. 33515
tionwide and in Canada exceeded
all expectations by making
pledges or guarantees of nearly
$63 million.
Seeing the urgency of the situa-
tion, the Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County immediately sent
our fair share, $120,000. While
members of our community have
donated generously to the cause,
$22,000 is still needed to cover our
contribution. Without that
amount, other worthwhile com-
munity projects may suffer.
To be part of this once-in-a-
lifetime, Jewish life-saving effort,
send a check today.
BB Blood Bank AIDS Fear Prompts New Service
A request from a B'nai B'rith
Blood Bank donor has resulted in
a new service that all donors can
take advantage of.
The donor recently called the
B'nai B'rith Blood Bank and said
his pregnant wife would soon need
blood. But having heard so much
about AIDS, the donor was wor-
ried about his wife and child.
The husband's blood was the
wrong type, so the Blood Bank
came through with a standby
donor, and the new idea was born.
Al Levy, B'nai B'rith Blood
Bank chairman, said donors can
receive blood for their family in
emergencies from one of the
special donor members with the
proper blood type needed rather
than just draw from unknown
"To join this group, which
should give you peace of mind, you
must also be available to donate
blood if your type is needed for an
emergeUcy," Levy said. "This
shouldn't happen very often,
perhaps once in two to three
"But imagine your feelings
knowing you helped save a friend,
relative or congregation
member," Levy said, "Or know-
ing your wife or child, mother or
father won't have to fear AIDS."
Levy can be contacted at
Filling in Background
15 Verdicts Go to Jewish Defendants
Guilty verdicts were handed
down by a Jerusalem
district court last week on
15 Jewish defendants from
the West Bank charged with
a series of violent acts
against Arab civilians and
membership in a Jewish
underground terrorist
The three-judge panel found
Menachem Livni, alleged
ringleader, Shaul Nir and Uzi
Sharbaf quilty of murder and at-
tempted murder in connecton
with the 1983 machinegun and
grenade attack on the Islamic Col-
lege in Hebron in which three
Palestinian students were killed.
Two other defendants, Yitzhak
Ganiram and Barak Nir, were con-
victed of attempted murder and
manslaughter for their part in the
THE VERDICTS, rendered 13
months after the trial began, end-
ed one of the most controversial
legal proceedings in Israel's
history. The defendants, all Or-
thodox Jews, including Gush
Emunim militants, had strong
support from religious and
rightwing nationalist elements in
Israel and among Jews abroad.
They claimed that whatever ac-
tions they engaged in were in
defense of Jewish lives and pro-
perty because the government
allegedly failed to protect Jewish
settlers from Arab terrorists.
But the judges, Yaacov Bazak,
president of the court, Zvi Cohen
and Shmuel Finkelstein, refused
to buy that argument. They re-
jected a defense motion to admit
as evidence examples of what the
accused said was a deterioration
of security for Jewish settlers in
the territory.
The terrorist gang was rounded
up after a foiled attempt to bomb
four Arab buses in East
Jerusalem in March, 1984 and ex-
posure of a plot to blow up Islamic
shrines on the Temple Mount in
East Jerusalem. Originally, 27
defendants were put on trial.
TEN OF THEM were convicted
earlier on the basis of plea-
bargained confessions and are
either serving sentences or have
completed their time. Two others,
Israel Defense Force officers, are
to be tried separately and are
presently free on bail.
Plea bargaining played a part on
the convictions of some of the re-
maining 15 defendants. A charge
of attempted murder was reduced
to causing grave bodily harm in
the June, 1980 car bombings
which maimed two West Bank
Arab mayors and blinded an
Israeli Druze border policeman
when he tried to defuse a bomb in
the car of a third Arab mayor.
One of the accused in that case,
Yitzhak Novik, said in court that
the verdict was unjust because "I
did what I did in order to protect
my family and neighbors." He
claimed that "it's been proven"
that the car bombings resulted in
a diminution of Arab terrorism in
the West Bank for two years.
convicted of attempted murder
for planting time bombs in the
chassis of four Arab-owned buses
on March 4, 1984. The bombs
were timed to explode while the
buses were making their rounds
through the crowded streets of an
Arab neighborhood in East
The judges were divided over
whether the plan to blow up the
Dome of the Rock mosque on the
Temple Mount was a conspiracy.
Bazak held it was not because no
date was set for the attack. But
Cohen and Finkelstein ruled there
was a conspiracy because the
defendants acquired wired ex-
plosives, prepared bombs and
maintained surveillance of the
Yehuda Etzion, described as the
No. 2 man of terrorist
underground, was said to have
been obsessed with the need to
"cleanse" the Temple Mount, an-
cient site of the Second Temple.
He considered the presence of
Islamic houses of worship there an
"abomination." He told the court
history would vindicate him
because the Dome of the Rock and
the Al Aksa mosque would, even-
tually, be removed.
THE COURT heard character
witnesses testify on behalf of the
accused. These included Gen.
Rehavim Ze'evi, former comman-
ding officer of the Central Com-
mand; Yahad Party Knesset
member Binyamim Ben-Eliezer;
and former Finance Minister
Yigal Cohen-Orgad of Likud. All
accused the present and past
governments of laxity toward
Arab terrorists in the West Bank
and failure to protect Jewish
COL UpAgain
cost-of-living index rose by 14.9
percent in June, according to
figures released by the Central
Bureau of Statistics. It is the
highest rise ever for the month of
June but about five percent lower
than the Finance Ministry, the
Bank of Israel and most
economists had predicted.
This is expected to take some of
the steam out of Histadrut
demands in its current negotia-
tions with the government over
the emergency economic pro-
gram. Had the June price index
topped 20 percent, the trade union
federation would have had a
strong bargaining point for addi-
tional compensation for wage-

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The Jewish Flnridian of Pinellas County/Friday, July 26, 1985
Saddened By His Actions
Hijack Victim Herzberg Says Now
He Finds Strength in Jewish Conviction;
Arabs Play Brilliant
Peace Game
The Arabs are being positively brilliant
about their manipulation of "peace" in the
Middle East. When an Israel-Lebanon peace
accord was signed on May 17,1983 in Halde,
an accord hammered together with some
considerable massive U.S. diplomatic sup-
port, it took no time at all for the Arabs to
dismantle it notably, with an assist from
the Syrians, who had been "defeated" by
the Israelis in the war in Lebanon, doing the
major part of the dirty work involved. We do
not recall that there was much American
reaction to this Arab trump of our peace
card at the time.
Instead, more than two years later, the
United States is now contemplating a
meeting with a joint Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation to talk about direct negotiations
between Israel and the delegation's
But it must be understood: Israel will not
be permitted to sit in on the discussions, but
the U.S. promises to keep Israel fully posted
on all steps in the negotiating process
Thanks a lot.
King Hussein has already supplied the
Reagan Administration and the State
Department with a list of "suitable" Palesti-
nians, who allegedly are not members of the
Palestine Liberation Organization and who
will be likely delegate members.
Israel Excluded
But the distinction between a Palestinian
and a PLO delegation is an absurd con-
tradiction in terms, according to no less an
Arab leader than Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.
Not to mention the Israelis themselves,
who have said that there is no difference
between, say, the Palestine National Coun-
cil, with whom the United States is prepared
to meet for negotiations, and the PLO itself,
with which Israel vows never to negotiage.
This means that a peace accord negotiated
in 1983 between Israel and an allegedly
sovereign nation, Lebanon, was unaccep-
table to the Arabs for obvious reasons, while
an accord to be reached with the "Palesti-
nians," where Israel's initial participation
will not be permitted, is acceptable for
equally obvious reasons.
What can the Reagan Administration be
thinking? It reminds us of the TWA hostage
crisis, when the United States said that
neither we nor Israel must knuckle under to
the Shiite terrorists' demands at the same
time that the United States privately arm-
wrestled Israel for a pin to the table that
Israel must moke the very concessions to the
terrorists that publicly we deplored.
Given such "diplomacy," there can never
be peace between Israel and the Arabs
not so long as Uncle Sam keeps making
Israel cry "Uncle!"
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Volume 6 Number 15
Richard Herzberg, the one
Jew among the four
Americans held separately
from the other hostages
after a TWA plane was hi-
jacked last month, said that
the ordeal has strengthened
his religious convictions.
The 33-year-old Norfolk,
Virginia insurance salesman, said
that he had always attended ser-
vices on the High Holy Days but
during his 17 days of captivity in
Beirut by the radical Shiite group
Hezbollah, he prayed constantly.
"It deepened my conviction that
there is a God," he said, adding
that prayer gave him the
"strength to just endure."
His wife, Susan, 28, said that
she always had planned to raise
their children in a traditional
Jewish home, and now with her
husband's deepened convictions,
this would be easier.
returning from a honeymoon in
Greece when the plane was hijack-
ed enroute from Athens to Rome.
They appeared at a press con-
ference at B'nai B'rith Interna-
tional headquarters here, in part,
Herzberg explained, to thank the
American people and the Jewish
community here and in Paris for
their support during the hijacking.
Warren Eisenberg, director of
international affairs for B'nai
B'rith, said that after the hijack-
ing, Mrs. Herzberg's father, Ted
Deutsch, a member of B'nai B'rith
in Virginia Beach, Va., telephoned
B'nai B'rith to ask help in getting
information which the organiza-
tion sought to do on a daily basis.
Herzberg said that neither he
nor the other three Americans
who had been segregated were
mistreated by the Hezbollah. He
said he tried to convince them that
he was not Jewish and that his
father was German and his
mother Greek, something which
he said he was not now "proud" of
THE TWO terrorists, after hi-
jacking the plane, asked if there
were any Israelis aboard. They
then asked for diplomats, military
personnel and Jews in that order.
Herzberg said that reading from
"Jewish sounding" names on
passports, they called his name
but couldn't pronounce it and so
forced Uli Derickson, the plane's
purser, to call out his name.
"I would do the same thing if so-
meone held a gun to my head,"
Herzberg said. The hijackers then
also took Richard Troutmann, Jr.,
of Norfolk, Va., because they
thought he was Jewish, although
he is a Catholic; Jeffrey Ingalls, a
Navi seabee; and Robert Brown of
Salem, Mass., a former Navy
man. Also taken was a man with a
Greek name who was released
after the Greek government
released a third hijacker captured
in Athens.
Another Jew aboard the plane,
Michael Brown, 27, of North
Miami Beach, who was also retur-
ning from his honeymoon, was not
taken because he did not have a
Jewish-sounding name and does
not look Jewish, according to
BOTH THE Herzbergs said
that Derickson behaved heroically
during the incident, taking blows
meant for passengers. Mrs. Herz-
berg said that Derickson told her
that she had hidden Mrs. Herz-
berg's passport which contained
her marriage certificate signed by
a rabbi.
Mrs. Herzberg said she took off
a ring with a Hebrew inscription
which she hid. The hijackers found
the ring and searched for its
owner. They did find a woman
wearing a Magen David, and she
and her husband were beaten until
they were able to convince the ter-
rorists that they were Catholics.
The Herzbergs said they will
always have the trauma of the
ordeal with them. "We are just
normal people." Herzberg said.
"We got on the wrong flight." He
said. "1 was never as happy as I
was on the day 1 got on that
flight." But now, he added, "I
don't sleep at night and she
MRS. HERZBERG said that
"no matter what their cause was,
it does not justify taking 36 hours
of my life away from me and 17
days away from my husband."
Mrs. Herzberg and the women
aboard the plane were released in
Herzberg said that during his
captivity with Hezbollah they
were first questioned at Hezbollah
headquarters similar to the way
the FBI questioned him when he
returned. He said they were then
taken to a cell in what appeared to
be a Hezbollah prison which con-
tained many Arab prisoners
whom they could hear being
beaten almost nightly.
Eventually they were given a
larger room with somewhat better
conditions, although he noted the
conditions were primitive.
He believes that Amal, which
held the other hostages, did not
know where the four were being
kept. He noted that after they
were taken to be interviewed by
the Red Cross they were followed
by a car which his captors eluded
in a high speed chase. He believed
the other car might have been
members of Amal trying to learn
their whereabouts.
HE SAID that he and hist
fellow inmates believed theyc
escape, but they did not
where they were and had no
how to get around Beirut if *
got out. They decided to pm
faith in negotiations, ah)
they agreed they would t
escape if their captivity lasted'tj
to three months.
Herzberg said the worst
was the last when first
thought they were going |
freed, and they heard incon
on the radio that the otl
hostages were in Damascus.
He said they were constantly!*.
ing indoctrinated, and he began
feel sympathy for the plight M
Shiites which he likened to that |
South African blacks who are 1
majority in their country whikh
ing kept downtrodden.
But he said he did not .,.
pathize with their methods'i
fighting everybody, includi*
each other, to get their way.
HERZBERG refused :tj
criticize some of the hostages i
voiced support for their i
noting that each hostage had 1
own experience. Herzberg
would not criticize medi
coverage of the event as
have. "You all helped us"
released, he said. He said that
was afraid that in any future i
jacking the terrorists would i
allow the press in but would i
their own equipment to film I
Eisenberg noted that
years ago 130 persons were I
hostage by Hanafi Moslems in I
very room where last week's p
conference was being held.
said this gives many sti
members of B'nai B'rith a "sea
of kinship" with the TWij
Dr. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, farmer U.S. Af^assaderto JjjB
Notion*, being hooded by her husband, Evron (Wr
Moshe Many, president of Tel Aviv ^^^SW1
an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Israel, r
stitution of higher learning. Dr. Kirkpatmck was dAfiJm
traordinary service to the cause of democracy ana
Israel relations. In tribute to Dr. ?1*rxjf^wUh*
nounced the creation of the Jeane J. *W^;2X
Public Leadership and Public Policy at Tel Avxv Unxverm
Suicide Car Bomb Attacks
Kills 12 Lebanese, Wounds 2 j
Israeli soldiers were slightly
wounded in the first of two suicide
car-bomb attacks in the south
Lebanon security zone last week
which killed 10 Lebanese civilians
and two soldiers of the Israel-
backed south Lebanon Army
(SLA). The drivers of both cars
were killed instantly.
The Israeli soldiers were wound-
ed when a Peugot 504 car, ap-
parently driven by a woman, ex-
ploded at the border check post at
The post is staffedbMJ3
According to Israel Bewj*^
sources, the Israeh M
l instructors. ien
driven by a
there as
later, a car an- -*. 9
to hrt
tor of the security
driver left the car
papers examined.
Suddenly, he ^ *Jfa
vehicle and triggered an ^ -
which kiUed the soldier

Friday, July 26. 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County Page 5
lespite Rosy Predictions About
U.S.-Ismel Ties, Tough Tests
te Both Parties'Allegiances
, Chronicle Syndicate
one said how close
.elationship between
land the United States
Jewish leaders in
folk, Washington and
fest Coast, pundits in
ess. officials at the
^Department, the Pen-
land the White House.
almost a marriage,
|erely of convenience,
' mutual warmth and
Linly, never since the
foment of Israel has the
State found such
anding, such deep elo-
jiendship. from the Presi-
ld his aides to the man in
.et. At the impressive,
milt Israeli Embassy on
ikirts of Washington, Am-
ir Meir Rosenne and his
J expressed joy at the vir-
lianiY between Israel and
an Administration, back-
Engress to an unparalleled
pespite this, two Senators
ned Israel not to become
Juphoric about the relation-
to recognize that some
not tally precisely with
essions of eternal friend-
anating from the White
Subsequent events appear
|ve borne out their
UMATIC though the
v war was, with its
: aftermath of the hijack-
he TWA aircraft and the
i hostages, it has left no
lent scar in Israel's rela-
1th the American people.
pookbinder, the American
Committee's represen-
i Washington, argues per-
ly that the criticism of
policies voiced by Rabbi
Hertzberg, of the
i Jewish Congress, have
tie lasting impact.
erg is a pugnacious
land I like him his
i of Israel emanates from
Secretary Shultz
love but he does it a bit too
much," says Bookbinder. While
occasional criticism had also come
from such figures as Philip Klutz-
nick, former world president of
the WJC, and his successor,
Edgar Bronfman, these, too, had
not swayed American Jews.
Americans in general, and
American Jews in particular,
were less critical of Israel's incur-
sion into Lebanon than were
Europeans, though this might not
have been obvious from the
American press.
leading papers as the New York
Times, the Washington Post and
the Los Angeles Times have
begun to reflect the general disen-
chantment with most of the Arab
world and the increasing admira-
tion felt for a stable, democratic
Israel. While still, and traditional-
ly, critical of Israeli policies, the
New York Times has referred to
Israel as an "ally."
There is a strange reluctance in
Government circles to discuss the
differences with Israel which per-
sist the status of Jerusalem, the
building of new settlements on the
West Bank. Ironically, it is
Israel's economic plight that pro-
vokes the greatest expressions of
concern and criticism.
Though the Israelis find this
highly irritating, and there are
brave words from Jerusalem that
Israel will not succumb to political
or economic pressure from
Washington, the truth is that
America's concern arises from a
genuine fear for Israel's survival
as a democratic state, able to aid
the free world.
From Secretary of State George
Shultz to his most junior official
there comes the same message:
"Israel is in grave danger of immi-
nent collapse as a viable power if
she does not rectify her
catastrophic economic position."
ONE LEADING official told
me: "Shultz is an economist, and
he takes a personal interest in
Israel's economic plight: nothing
appears to concern him more at
the moment. Every day, when he
arrives in the office, he asks for an
updating of the situation in
Jerusalem. He is not altogether
happy with what he hears. He
feels that the Israelis could do
more to become solvent. He really
worries about them."
Shultz has surprised the pundits
by becoming one of Israel's closest
friends, despite his former close
connection with major Arab
business interests. One Pentagon
official explained: "We fear that if
Israel fails to win the battle
against raging inflation, she will
have to make cuts in her ar-
maments. This in turn would af-
fect her fighting capabilities and
thus weaken us as well."
Before visiting the State
Department for talks with top of-
Joseph Sisco
ficials, I met two of the depart-
ment's most senior, and most
shrewd, former figures: Joseph
Sisco, who was Undersecretary of
State, and William Quandt, now
with the prestigious Booker In-
stitute, whose reports once great-
ly influenced President Carter.
Both spoke of the changes that
had taken place in the depart-
ment's perception of Israel's role
in the Middle East.
SISCO, in particular, was
delighted that the State Depart
ment was no longer the home of
Arabists eager to please the
Neither man, however,
prepared me for the profound
change in State Department at-
titudes that had occurred since my
last visit. Listening to one influen-
tial official, I had to remind myself
that he was not a spokesman for
the Israeli Embassy Israel was
"the only real democracy in the
Middle East," the only "reliable
and stable ally." The same views
were repeated so often and by so
many different officials that it
became abundantly clear that a
dramatic, almost revolutionary,
perception of Israel had crystalliz-
ed in the State Department.
There were other signs of the
relationship's intimacy. One of-
ficial spoke frankly though,
alas, not for publication of the
precise role the United States had
played in rescuing Ethiopian
Jews. Another described how
closely America was monitoring
the harassment of Jewish
refuseniks in the Soviet Union and
the attempts to alleviate their
Everywhere, I persisted in pro-
bing the reasons why America
Ambassador Rosenne
should have become increasingly
appreciative of the Israelis while
the rest of the world, including
European democracies, continued
to display coolness, if not
INVARIABLY, the answer was
the same: the Jewish State had
proven its democratic spirit and
reliability, while the Arabs, even
the most moderate and well-
meaning among them, had caused
considerable disappointment.
Saudi Arabia had not backed the
peace process sufficiently; Egypt
had not fulfilled its promise to
return her Ambassador to Tel
Aviv; Syria had persistently
torpedoed any peace move and
was collaborating with the Rus-
sians; Lebanon was indulging in
barbarous and unpredictable
behavior; and even that favorite
of the Western world, especially
the British, King Hussein of Jor-
dan, had not (up to then) emerged
with a definitive peace initiative
encompassing the Palestinians, in-
cluding the PLO leader, Yasir
In Congress and in the Ad-
ministration, the readiness to aid
Israel in every conceivable man-
ner is manifest. Even at a time
when Reagan and Congress are
competing in attempts to cut
government expenditure, a multi-
billion dollar aid bill for Israel was
passed with barely an opposing
voice. More significantly, and of
greater benefit, the Administra-
tion made every possible conces-
sion to provide Israel with the uni-
que advantages of a free-trade
OBSERVERS animated either
by anti-Israeli (or anti-Jewish)
Continued on Page 7
fevision A Handmaiden of Terrorism?
Nabi Berri Milked the Hijack Drama in Beirut for All It Was Worth
i Chronicle Syndicate
netimes feel that it
ft be a bad thing if
ne hijacked a televi-
crew, dropped the
jack pack of them
a black hole
'here, and forgot
hem. *
| been the apology of iour-
"w journalists throughout
that they only mirror
I hl?is nt completely true
|us humble vendors in the
ffe, but it is largely un-
|tne electronics boys, for
rcameras begin to whirr,
P*Py or unwittingly
[Wen suspect, wittingly)
I the events they set out to
fiber arr ing with a film
m years ago at a Glasgow
'which had been caught
me sort of sit-in or strike.
ftt a few pickets by the
)?. but otherwise the
Ps empty.
0N as the first tripod
was set up, however, the scene
changed. People appeared from
nowhere; the streets filled and
purposeful-looking young men
bobbed up in front of the cameras
to offer instant opinions on the ini-
quities of capitalism. We were
not, in fact, a news-crew, but had
we wanted a news story, we would
have brought one into being by
our very presence.
I suspect that the football
violence on the scale we have
witnessed in recent years is large-
ly a product of the television age,
and there would be fewer urchins
around to throw stones at troops
and police in the streets of Belfast
if there were no cameras around.
Britain has more video
recorders per head of population
than any other country in Europe
(which tells us something about
the state of Britain), and the
hooligan can not only attain a
passing sense of achievement by
seeing himself in action on a news
program, but can replay it on the
video for eternity. Violence can
make a man in his own eyes, at
least a celebrity: I am on
screen, therefore I am.
WHEN IT comes to interna-
tional hijacking, the scale is dif-
ferent, and the risks are greater,
but the principle is the same. A
successful hijack, or even a semi-
successful one, assures one prime
television time beamed out by
satellite over five continents.
the rest may protest that they
were only reporting an event of
immediate public interest, but one
can be absolutely certain that the
hijacking of TWA flight 847 would
not have taken place if they had
not been around to report it.
As it was, from the time the air-
craft was seized, the world was
. treated to a daily airing of real or
imagined Arab grievances; and
from June 16 one could hardly
switch on the television news
without receiving a party political
broadcast on behalf of Nabi Berri
and the Shia Amal.
Berri may not have actually in-
stigated the hijacking (he is, after
all Lebanon's Minister of Justice),
but he was clearly in collusion
with those who had and,
Continued on Page 6

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of PineUas County/Friday, July 26, 1985
NCJW to Develop Sexual
Congregations, Organizations Events Abuse Prevention Program
'Star of David' presented
to Bay Pines
Jewish War Veterans of the
U.S.A. Adjutant Marvin
Friedberg created and presented
a symbolic "Star of David" for the
Chapel at Bay Pines Veterans Ad-
ministration Medical Center. It
was donated on behalf of Abe
Ader Post No. 246, to be used at
Jewish religious services.
The handcrafted star stands
proudly on a platform. There are
three stars super-imposed on each
other. Marvin Friedberg's in-
genuity shows great ability. Plans
are being made to exhibit this Star
of David in the main entrance at
Bay Pines with the recommenda-
tion of the other religious
Presentation was conducted on
June 27 by Commander Benjamin
Wisotzky and Adjutant Marvin
Friedberg. Rabbi David Susskind,
V.A. chaplain, graciously ac-
cepted the new addition to the
Among the guests at our mid-
summer meeting will be the new
marine commandant of the area,
Lt-Col. Ken Priestly. Col. Priest-
ly will address the assembly on
military conditions in South
America and will answer
Mid-summer meeting and din-
ner, Aug. 18, noon, Sheraton, St.
Petersburg, 6800 34th St., S.,
right near the Skyway Bridge.
Make reservations early: Com-
mander Ben Wisotzky 867-0740,
Bessie Grusmark 343-7338, Mollie
A very 391-4416. Donation $8.50.
Jewish Media Relations Council
Show Schedule
Dimensions, a weekly television
show on current moral issues and
hosted by Rabbi Jan Bresky of
Temple Ahavat Shalom in
Dunedin, can be seen on
Gulfstream and Vision Cable in
Pasco and Pinellas counties.
The viewing schedule is:
ings: Mon. 11 p.m.; Dunedin:
Tues. 10 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m.
Sun. 4:30 p.m.
North Pinellas Chapter
to Host Luncheon
North Pinellas Chapter of
Hadassah has scheduled a noon
luncheon on Aug. 13 at East Lake
Country Club, Palm Harbor, to
support HASHACHAR, five
young Judean camps throughout
the United States.
The menu: Fruit Plate or Broil-
ed Flounder.
Charge: $12 per person.
R.S.V.P. by Aug. 5, call
785-4990 or 442-3690. Husbands
and friends welcome, i
sipping cocktails by the pool. Try
your luck at the casino. Enjoy the
shows or dance cheek to cheek.
Cost $65 ($55 for 55 or older)
includes fare and 3 meals on
board. Cabins may be reserved for
an additional fee. Changing rooms
and lockers are available at no ex-
tra cost. R.S.V.P. to Tampa JCC
at 872-4451.
A planning meeting for the
Tampa Bay Jewish Singles will
take place Monday, Aug. 5, at 7
p.m. at the Tampa Jewish Com-
munity Center, 2808 Horatio St.,
Tampa. Come and give us your
suggestions for future events.
Coffee and cake will be served.
Bowling League to Hold
Kick-off Meeting
The B'nai B'rith bowling league
is being opened this year to all
Jewish men regardless of their
The league will hold a kick-off
meeting Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at the
Jewish Community Center. Hot
dogs, beer and soft drinks will be
served. At that time, teams will be
set up and rules finalized.
Bowling will start Sept. 5. For
more information, call President
Dane Marshlack, 381-3417 or
Aliya Group Installs Officers
The Aliyah Group of St.
Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah
recently installed new officers for
1985-86, at a luncheon meeting
held at the Lakewood Country
President, Shirley Greenman;
Education Vice President, Joan
Friedman; Fund-Raising Vice
President, Edie Wolfson;
Membership Vice President, Mina
Softer; Program Vide President.
Betty Morgenstein}' Treasurer,
Doris Sedacca; Du^s Secretary,
Marie Grant; Recording
Secretary, Sylvia Zimbler; and
Corresponding Secretary, Anne
Singles To Go Cruising
Come cruise with Tampa Bay
Jewish Singles on the SeaEscape
(One Day Cruise), Sunday, Aug. 4,
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Everything you
would do on a longer cruise you
will be able to do on SeaEscape.
Start with a delightful breakfast
buffet. Meet new friends while
Is Television Willing Handmaiden
To Acts of Arab Terrorism?
Continued from Page 5
therefore, an accessory after the
fact (if not before it). But because
he is clean-shaven, looks plausible,
speaks English after a fashion and
was not directly involved in ac-
tually killing anyone, he assumed
the role not only of a "moderate,"
but of an arbiter and savior.
And, in order to keep his face
before the cameras, Berri milked
the drama for all it was worth,
releasing this hostage one day,
and that hostage the next. Most
bizarre of all was his parading of
Allyn Conwell as "spokesman" on
behalf of the hostages.
NO ONE who has not been sub-
jected to the sort of torments suf-
fered by the hostages has a right
to comment on their conduct, but
I think I may be forgiven for sug-
gesting that Conwell's behavior
was less than heroic. He may, on
his first appearance, have been ac-
ting under duress, but he must
have been aware that a fellow
passenger had been bludgeoned
into sensitivity and shot dead for
the crime of being an American,
and if no one expected him to de-
The St. Petersburg Police
Department has requested the in-
volvement of NCJW in developing
and implementing a curriculum on
sexual abuse prevention for the
public schools.
A recent study on the incidence
of sexual abuse of children in St.
Petersburg has underscored the
critical need for positive interven-
tion. To explore this sensitive
area, NCJW organized a forum,
held on July 17, entitled "Today's
Challenge Sexual Abuse of
Children.' which J
together many 0f m\
munity s professional A
cerned citizens.
This new endeavor, oncil
successfully teams NCftl
the Youth Services Da-J
the St. Petersburg Po^
has worked with Youth'
on the development '
plementation of the Kl
gram for the fingerprint
safety traimng of childreii
NCJW Urges Ratification Of
Genocide Treaty Without Conditit
nounce his captors for the
murderous thugs they are. he
could have used the opportunity to
keep his mouth shut and not in-
dulge in an instant appraisal of
Middle Eastern problems.
Again it might be argued that
he had no such option and that he
was being manipulated by Berri,
who was exploiting the fears and
miseries of innocent men to ad-
vance his political aims. But
weren't the media doing the same
to enlarge their viewing figures?
The newsmen on the spot have
their every instinct trained to
catch every moment of drama as it
takes place, and to get their
stories out whatever happens; and
they work under such pressure
and, not infrequently, such
hazards that they have no time
to reflect on the consequences of
their work.
BUT WHAT of the men who
take their editorial decisions in
the calmer atmosphere of New
York or London, or their
overseers in the boardrooms? Can
they still be unaware that televi-
sion has become the handmaid of
NEW YORK The Board of
Directors of the National Council
of Jewish Women (NCJW)
assembled in New York City on
June 10-13 issued the following
"The National Council of Jewish
Women urges the U.S. Senate to
ratify promptly the International
Convention on the Prevention of
the Crimes of Genocide, as
originally drafted more than 30
years ago. Although this Genocide
Treaty was approved b 1
Senate Foreign Relations?
mittee on May 21, that
seriously weakened the l
adding eight conditions"
restrict World Court ju
in cases involving the g
States and which limit the J
tion of genocide. These con
damage the intent of the t
NCJW implores the U.S b
to restore the full strenghti
important document by ratm
it without such conditions]
without further delay."
Trudeau Gov't. Rejected Move
Against Nazis Living in Canada
The Liberal-led government
of former Prime Minister
Pierre Elliott Trudeau con-
sidered and rejected a
large number of measures
proposed to help bring Nazi
war criminals living in
Canada to justice, it was
disclosed this week.
Trudeau's Cabinet in 1981 ruled
out any action after studying a
report by a special task force that
had examined all the options
available to the government. Most
were dismissed as unworkable for
a variety of reasons.
THE ONLY viable option, one
pressed for by the Law Reform
Commission and Jewish organiza-
tions in Canada was amendment
of the Criminal Code by new
legislation which would allow
Canada to try ex-Nazis and Nazi
collaborators for crimes they com-
mitted on foreign soil.
But the then Justice
Jean Chretien, was unhappjj
the concept of retroactive 1
tion and told the Canada"!
Association in 1982 that it {
him "nervous."
A source who sat in |
Cabinet deliberations said!
concept was counter to then
law and might create a c
precedent which "less
democratic countries"
for example, to pass lawsi
minority groups, including!
The issue was raised
the Progressive Cons
government of Prime
Brian Mulroney
Aug. 2-8:02
Aug. 9-7:57
Aug. 16 7:51
Aug. 23 7:
Aug. 30 7:37
I.L. "Si" Kenen, founder of the American Israel Pvblic Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), plants a tree at the dedication of a Jewish
National Fund forest established in his honor in American In-
dependence Park, near Jerusalem. Watching him at the
ceremony, which also marked his 80th birthday, are some of his
many Israeli and American friends who contributed to the
10,000-tree project. Speaking emotionally about the historically-
important work of the JNF, he recalled what the land of Israel
was like when he visited there in 1946. "It really looked like the
Sahara, Kenen said, "and so I came to fully understand whv we
need the Jewish National Fund."
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Friday, July 26, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Pinelias County Page 7
lyth Dies on the Mississippi
Ifc,s recently my pleasure to
vacation cruise up the
iopi River from New
Is to St. Louis. The tnp took
! and was a race between
!0 great river steamboats,
lississippi Queen and the
Queen. Passengers and
like got into the spirit of the
a social worker for Gulf
Jewish Family Service, I
,t only interested in helping
juals but am also concerned
groups, particularly senior
u what a wonderful lesson
seniors this river cruise pro-
-J There were approximately
[.passengers on these two
"J, the average age about 60.
. stereotype about seniors
They are poor and depen-
md sickly; they are sad and
ed and live in nursing
they are only waiting to
, have lost their zest for life.
this is true for some, the
Shirley Serbell. ACSW
senior passengers on the
are clearly not among that group.
There were two "judges" on
board for the race Helen Haves
and Barney Oldfield. These two
charming, attractive, vitally alive
octogenarians set the pace.
Typical of the attitude of many
of the passengers was a
gentleman of some 90 years who,
like his younger fellow-travelers,
seemed to be having the time of
his life dining, dancing, enjoy-
ing the fun and games and ob-
viously adoring his somewhat
younger, attractive wife.
Let's put the stereotype to rest
once and for all. Many seniors
have money and are inveterate
travelers. They eat well, are
relatively healthy, have a wonder-
ful sense of humor, love life and
enjoy it with gusto and high
spirits. While we willingly assume
our responsibility to care for and
ease the burdens of those seniors
who are in need, it is good to know
that while old age may not be the
"golden years" some have called
them, it is still possible for many
seniors to enjoy many "golden
U.S.-lsrael Tie Is Facing Tests
[Continued from Page 5
Jr by unshakable ignorance
lite Israel's unequalled stan-
i the American Administra-
i Congress and in the White
the mysterious "all-
il" American Israel Public
|ons Committee (AIPAC).
society where pressure
are an intrinsic part of
life, AIPAC of course
i vital role in winning sup-
Israel; but to claim, as
|European commentators do.
Virtually controls the White
and Congress through its
sion of funds is as insulting
American people as it is
an and his team warmly
re the courage and
tefulness of the Israelis, a
upported by the vast majori-
he American people. They
| continue to do so even if
t did not exist, although un-
edly this admirable
ation, does play a highly
' i in marshalling support
?THER evidence of the uni-
[close relationship between
"0 countries is readily
in the Pentagon. A
r of visits to this enormous
[lex, with its 30,000
fees, revealed that the rela-
Ip between the U.S. and
Inad become a military as
1 a political alliance. One
| colonel told me that he
to Israel every week
' our forces and those of
lare so closely intertwined
'' must keep in constant
I suggestions that Defense
pry Caspar Weinberger is
*] were strenuously re-
y one of the department's
officials. Dov Zakheim,
Pit Undersecretary of
p- Dr. Zakheim, who
"at the London School of
^cs and at St. Antony's
[' Uxford, is married to a
Marshall Bregner
London girl and is a strictly Or-
thodox Jew.
Fears that President Reagan's
visit to the German war cemetery
at Bitburg, with its SS graves,
would permanently damage his
relations with the American
Jewish community and with Israel
have also proved erroneous. Prof.
Marshall Breger, the President's
adviser on Jewish affairs, said
that the controversy was being
allowed to subside and that
Reagan remained one of the
warmest friends Israel had ever
The feeling persists, however,
that the present warmth between
the two countries is due largely to
the emergency of the moderate
Shimon Peres as Prime Minister.
Should Yitzhak Shamir take over
the premiership in accordance
with the coalition agreement,
"there may be problems," one
State Department official
SENATORS Arlen Specter and
Howard Metzenbaum, moreover,
Hyam Bookbinder
believe that it is "highly
dangerous" to speak of a perma-
nent, undisturbed American-
Israeli alliance. Sen. Metzenbaum
said that he had perceived a
resurgence of anti-Semitism
following the Bitburg incident,
and he alleged that the Pentagon
had refused to allow Israel to test
a new tank while giving permis-
sion to the Saudis to do so.
Concern has also been voiced at
the White House's insistence on
selling sophisticated arms to the
Jordanians and on providing them
with more financial aid. This anx-
iety was reinforced when Hussein
brought off a diplomatic coup by
apparently persuading Reagan
and Shultz that he could present a
credible peace plan together with
Despite these negative factors,
however, the U.S. continues to
treat Israel as a worthy and
dependable ally. Unfortunately,
not all cf Israel's leaders are
aware of the priceless and unique
asset they have in America's
cA Stciillty "Man Cfiajid
latJ^ A. Fuss Dedicated to serving
n.?T?Jr Our Jewish Community
Qeral Director ^
16th Street N.
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Menorah Manor
The Fourth of July was
celebrated in style at Menorah
Manor. Residents were able to en-
joy a picnic lunch of grilled hot
dogs, hamburgers, potato salad
and the grand finale was
strawberry shortcake.
After lunch there was a contest
for three prizes, and the excite-
ment of the day began to flow.
Residents joined together to make
a large canvas drawing while
waiting for the horse races to
begin. Each Resident picked their
favorite and with all the shouting
and rooting for their own horses
one would have believed that they
were at the race track.
A very special thanks to the
volunteers who joined to lend
their help.
Remarked resident Esther
Regen in a letter to Menorah
Manor Executive Director, Ed-
ward Vinocur:
"Your picnic luncheon and
entertainment on July 4th gave us
all a lift of happiness and joy."
Edward Vinocur, Executive
Director, was pleased to announce
that the Manor has just been ap-
proved by Medicare for out-
patient therapy services as well as
for skilled nursing care.
To further the development,
with this approval, Menorah
Manor can now offer
rehabilitative care, to those who
can benefit from therapy but do
not rieed '24-hour nursing care.
Designed with the latest equip-
ment, the rehabilitation depart-
ment was developed to serve the
community as well as the 120
Residents of the Home.
According to Physical
Therapist, Michelle Larson, the
goal of the Therapy program is to
provide skilled therapy services in
a geriatric setting, all within the
Home's philosophy of improving
the quality of life for all older
adults in our communities. In ad-
dition to Physical Therapy, other
services that are available include
occupational therapy, audiology
and speech pathology.
Barbara Friedman, Director of
Social Services, is coordinating
these out-patient therapy services
and admissions. She can be reach-
ed at (813) 345-2775.
Elsie Est>-off, Ways and Means
Vice President of the Menorah
Manor Guild, announced a
meeting of her committee on Mon-
day, July 29 at 2 p.m. The agenda
for the meeting will include the
preliminary planning for the fund-
raising year of the Guild.
Some of the ideas that have
been suggested include theatre
parties, theater tours, gourmet
dinners and/or luncheons, con-
tests, card parties and the open-
ing of a coffee and gift shop.
Funds raised through the
Volunteer Guild will be used to
add the little "extras" for the
residents of Menorah Manor.
The Committee will brainstorm
for additional suggestions in order
to submit an annual program to
the Guild Executive Committee at
its forthcoming meeting on
August 5.
Estroff invited those with
original ideas or interested in
working with this committee to
atttend this meeting or to contact
Adele Lurie, Volunteer Director,
at Menorah Manor, 345-2775.
There's so little
time now.
I wish
we had
the time
For many people, the first moment they think about a
funeral and its related costs is when they have to. But by
then, they may be neither emotionally nor financially
equipped to deal with the situation.
To eliminate this problem, more and more families
are coming to us today for information on pre-arranged
funerals and pre paid plans One such monetary plan is
called a funeral trust agreement, by which the money
allocated in trust, which is deposited in an insured
financial institution, still belongs to you and may be
withdrawn at any time
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U.S. Contingent Steeled
To Offset Propaganda At 'Decade' Confab
More than 200 Jewish
women and men, represen-
ting major international
Jewish organizations are in
Nairobi, Kenya, this week in
an effort to prevent the
United Nations End of the
Decade Conference on
Women from becoming an
arena for anti-American and
anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist
Organizations in this country
and abroad have prepared a host
of programs and educational ac-
tivities to counteract the
nefarious propaganda expected at
the 10-day conference beginning
July 26 from Arab, Soviet and
Third World delegates. Prepara-
tions by the organizations have
been going on for some time so
that the strident anti-Israel
rhetoric and resolutions equating
Zionism with racism, which mark-
ed the previous two earlier
Women's Decade conferences in
Mexico City in 1974 and in
Copenhagen in 1980, do not occur
in Nairobi.

IN BOTH the Mexico City and
the Copenhagen conference,
discussions on the goals and
achievements of women all over
the world were sidetracked and
distorted by divisive political
rhetoric and anti-Israel resolu-
tions. But American and West
European delegates this year are
determined to keep the discus-
sions at the Nairobi conference
centered on the goals and
achievements of the Women's
"The governments of the
United States and Western
Europe have insisted that the con-
ference avoid divisive political
issues more appropriately ad-
dressed in the UN's political
bodies," declared Richard Maass,
chairman of the Jacob Blaustein
Institute for the Advancement of
Human Rights of the American
Jewish Committee.
"Unfortunately, Arab and
Soviet bloc governments seem in-
tent on injecting into Nairobi the
issue of Palestinian women, singl-
ing it out for special attention
despite the many truly pro-
blematic situations women face in
many parts of the world."
TO AVOID having the issue of
Palestinian women turn into a
battering ram against Israel and
to place this issue in its proper
framework and perspective,
Maass announced the publication
of a book-length study on Palesti-
nian women in the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip, written by Dr.
Mala Tabory, a legal scholar and
social scientist.
The study, which will be
distributed by the AJCommittee
to participants in the conference,
used a variety of sources, in-
cluding interviews with women in
the West Bank and Gaza, accor-
ding to Sidney Liskofsky, pro-
gram director of the Institute, to
challenge assertions made by the
UN Secretariat's Report on
Palestinian Women, the
background document for discus-
sion of this issue at Nairobi.
"The UN report," Liskofsky
said, "unfairly criticizes Israel,
and assumes Israel is always to
blame for unsatisfactory condi-
tions, real or imagined." The UN
report, he noted, "admits that it is
not the product of original or in-
dependent research. It relies on
prior UN documents, which
themselves reflect anti-Israel
stitute's study found that:
Since 1967, infant mortality in
the West Bank and Gaza has drop-
ped by 50 percent, leaving it 400
percent lower than Saudi Arabia's
death rate.
Palestinian workers, men and
women, are free to join Israel's
labor federation, the Histadrut.
and a total of 31 unions operate
openly in the West Bank and
seven in Gaza.
Illiteracy among women in the
West Bank dropped by 26 percent
and in Gaza by 28 percent since
1967, putting these women ahead
of women in Algeria, Egypt, Jor-
dan, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
Health services and conditions
have undergone extensive im-
provement in the past 18 years,
and the West Bank and Gaza have
been freed of malaria.
In other activities by Jewish
organizations at the Nairobi con-
ference, the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, which sent
10 delegates, will stage exhibits,
show films and distribute material
on themes dealing with education
of economically disadvantaged
people, combatting racism,
developing understanding among
peoples, and Israel's contributions
to black Africa.
this will be an effort to put the
Middle East and international
issues "into perspective and to
keep the conference focused on its
real agenda the achievements
of the UN Decade for Women in
relation to the issues and pro-
blems that concern women all
over the world."
The National Council of Jewish
Women (NCJW) is sending three
delegates to the conference who
will seek to enhance the situation
of women in the world, according
to Barbara Leslie, Non-
Governmental Organization
observer to the UN for the NCJW
and a delegate to the Nairobi con-
ference. "We are going with great
hope but we know it won't be
easy," she said.
Shirley Joseph, former NCJW
national vice president and a
delegate to the conference, said
the objective will be "to keep the
work of the conference from being
diverted by extraneous politiciza-
tion," as it was during the
Copenhagen conference where
women's issues were "distorted
by divisive political rhetoric and
irrelevant anti-Israeli
particularly interested in involv-
ing women in decision-making
positions globally, and in including
women in economic development.
Too often, in underdeveloped
countries, as they become in-
dustrialized, the men go off to the
cities to work, and the women are
left at home to do back-breaking
labor on farms. We would also like
to see attention paid to sufficient
nutrition for women particular-
ly in view of their child-bearing
The NCJW will also present its
Home Instruction Program for
Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) at
a conference workshop on early
child care. HIPPY is designed to
train poor mothers to teach their
four-to-six year old children at
home skills needed for school
A booklet, "Prepare Yourself
for the Women's Conference in
Nairobi," published by the Jewish
Women's Organization of Norway
in cooperation with the ADL was
presented to the 20 Norwegian
delegates at a meeting in the Oslo
Jewish Community Center and
was sent to 95 Norwegian par-
ticipants and to their counterparts
in Sweden and Denmark.
In Holland, a meeting for all
women conference participants
was called by the Center for Infor-
mation and Documentation on
Israel (CIDI) to prepare them on
the subject of the oppression of
Palestinian women.
ADL Raps
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith has condemned the publica-
tion of a series of "vicious anti-
Semitic cartoons" in the Jorda-
nian government newspaper Al
Duatur. In a letter to the Jorda-
nian embassy in Washington,
Abraham Foxman, the ADL's
associate national director, asked
the Jordanian Ambassador to
communicate to his government
the concern of the American
Jewish community.
The cartoons, Foxman said, use
repugnant caricatures to portray
Jews in the same manner as the
Nazis once did. "The fact that
such poison has appeared and has
been tolerated by your govern-
ment is very distressing," the let-
ter declared.
The reply, Foxman said, was far
from satisfactory. Jordanian Am-
bassador Mohamed Kama] said he
agreed that "defamation and
abuse should not be condoned or
accepted by decent people."
The Ambassador, however,
denied that the newspaper car-
toons were anti-Semitic, claiming
that they "were not directed
against Jews but against Israel
and Zionism." He then charged
that a section of the American
media is "under direct control and
influence of certain groups in the
American Jewish community."'
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U.S. Jews Can Help
Continued from Page 1'
knock on the door."
Three Refuseniks were arrested
while the congressional delegation
was in the Soviet Union, Tench
said. Delegation members were
concerned Refuseniks might get
into more trouble for talking with
the delegation but. Tench said, the
Refuseniks had no such fears.
"What else could they do to
us?" was the attitude of the
Refusenik scientists, doctors, pro-
fessors and others forced out of
their professions, their children
barred from higher education. On-
ly prison and labor camps.
"One Soviet Jew, Iosef Begun,
was sentenced to seven years in a
labor camp, three years in prison,
for simply translating a Hebrew
book on how to teach your child to
be a Jew into Russian," Tench
In fact, the only crime many of
the Refuseniks seem guilty of,
Tench said, has to do with practic-
ing their religion. "The frustra-
tion of their lives is almost
unbelievable. They have almost no
hope," Tench said, "but they
carry on day to day."
The Refuseniks' greatest hope
is the United States, specifically
American Jews, Tench said.
American Jews can help. Tench
said, by getting more involved and
becoming more knowledgeable.
One step is to contact the Reagan
administration and voice concerns
about the plight of
and Refuseniks.
With the between the Unit..
the Soviet Union ub
is a prime time for u,
to be the administrat
gress, that takes the I
American Jews
the Soviet governmeti
Jews and Refuseniks. |
Letting the Soviet
know someone outsid
Union cares helps
and letters to spec
act as a type of insu
Refusenik, letting
know tlie Refusenik is]
side the Soviet Union. |
"Even the most
Refusenik gets about ]
of the mail sent to
said, and the lette:
United States have |
Aside from the in
Soviet officials, such lq
a special meaning for 1
"Knowing we care is I
the one thing that lets|
on," Tench said.
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