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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BE. ACH
COUNTY
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VOLUME 12 NUMBER 18
PALM BEACH. FLORIDA FRIDAY, MAY 9,1986
PRICE 35 CENTS
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Following Chernobyl Disaster
Concern Expressed For
Kiev Jewish Community
Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky is a free man, bat human rights
for the Jews he left behind in the Soviet Union must be
vigorously pursued. "Sharansky: The Struggle Continues" is
a 12-minute videotape showing the ongoing struggle that
Sharansky represents. It was produced by and is available
from National United Jewish Appeal, 99 Park Avenue, New
York 10016.
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) The
nuclear disaster in the Soviet
Union has triggered concern
among Russian immigrants in
Israel for the safety of
relatives in Kiev, only 60 miles
south of Chernobyl, site of the
nuclear power plant where an
apparent meltdown occurred
last week.
It has also raised questions
by Knesset members about the
wisdom of building nuclear
power plants in Israel. Nuclear
physicists and engineers have
gone on radio and television
here to explain the causes and
possible effects of a reactor
breakdown. Meanwhile, the at-
mosphere is being checked for
radioactive fall-out from the
accident in the Ukraine.
Levels are normal and ex-
perts have assured the public
that even if the high altitude
winds were to reverse direc-
tion an unlikely prospect
and blow toward the Middle
East, the levels of radioactivi-
ty would be harmless by the
time the contaminated winds
reached here.
The Soviet immigrant com-
munity, however, is far more
alarmed over the health and
safety of their relatives in
Kiev, the third largest city in
the Soviet Union, and surroun-
ding areas. Their fears have
been heightened by the
secrecy of Soviet officialdom
which has released scant
details on the disaster and
whose low casualty figures are
considered implausible by
most Western experts.
Russian Jews here trying to
reach Kiev by telephone have
been told by operators that
their parties were not
available or that all lines were
busy. One woman who manag-
ed to reach relatives in Kiev by
phone said the people she
spoke to were surprised by her
anxiety and insisted that con-
ditions in Kiev were complete-
ly normal. They said there was
no excitement in the city or its
environs, she reported.
Kiev has a Jewish population
of between 300,000-400,000
out of a total population of
some two million people. The
calm there may be the result of
Soviet secrecy toward their
own people. According to
Western sources, the Russian
population has been given few
details of the disaster by the
official media and has learned
of its magnitude only gradual-
ly by listening to broadcasts
from the U.S. and Western
Europe which are normally
jammed.
Israeli ham radio operators
who have contacted amateur
radio operators in Kiev receiv-
ed assurances that all was
well. Only one Israeli operator
heard a report of many
casualties.
Yair Tsaban, a Mapam
Knesset member, and others
are demanding a debate on the
dangers of nuclear power
plants in Israel in light of the
Soviet disaster. Israel has one
such plant, located near
Dimona in the Negev. On his
visit to France last month,
Premier Shimon Peres is
reported to have discussed the
purchase of another French
nuclear reactor to generate
electric power in Israel.
Barbara Gordon To Chair Federation Annual Meeting
Erwin H. Blonder, president
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, has an-
nounced the appointment of
Barbara Gordon to chair the
Jewish Federation's 24th An-
nual Meeting, which will be
held on Sunday, June 8 at 7:30
at the Royce Hotel in West
Palm Beach.
In addition to the presenta-
tion and installation of officers
and board members of the
Federation and the Women's
Division, this year's meeting
will be highlighted by a special
video presentation in recogni-
tion of the many devoted
Federation volunteers who
have given of their time and
Goldberg, Arnold J. Hoffman,
Samuel K. Mittleman, Bernard
Plisskin, Paul Shapiro, Dr.
Richard Shugarman and Leah
Siskin.
Newly-nominated for three-
year terms on the Federation
board are Michael Brozost,
Jeanne Glasser, Sylvia
Hassenfeld, Joel Koeppel,
Gilbert Messing, Dr. Mark
Rattinger, David Schimmel,
Dr. Norma Schulman, Susan
Wolf-Schwartz and Morris
Zipkin.
Ruthe Eppler, Robert S.
Levy and James Kay have
been nominated to fill the two-
year terms vacated by Julie
Cummings, Helen Hoffman
and Marva Perrin.
The 1986-87 Women's Divi-
sion slate of officers is as
follows: Mollie Fitterman,
president; Carol Greenbaum,
campaign vice-president;
Zelda Pincourt, administration
vice-president; Marcia
Shapiro, education vice-
president; Ellen Rampell,
business and professional
group vice-president; Susan
Wolf-Schwartz, leadership
development vice-president;
and Arlene Simon, secretary.
Annual Meeting chairperson
Continued on Page 5
Inside
Women's Division KTubat
Luncheon... page 2
The Community Cele-
brates Passover... page) 7
An Independence Day
Message From Shimon
Peres... page 13
Wilensky Reports on UJA
Allocations Mission...
page 16
Soviet Jewry: Fact and
Fiction... page 18
Barbara Gordon
energy. After the business
portion of the meeting, an
Israeli dance troupe will pro-
vide entertainment.
The 1986-87 Federation
slate of officers is as follows:
Erwin H. Blonder, president;
Lionel Greenbaum, Arnold L.
Lampert, Marva Perrin and
Alvin Wilensky, vice-
presidents; Helen G. Hoffman,
secretary; and Barry S. Berg,
treasurer.
Federation board members
who have been renominated
for a three-year term are
Milton Gold, Emanuel
Justice Department Will Not
Seek Arafat Indictment
Lautenberg Calls Decision Inexcusable9
By JUDITH KOHN
WASHINGTON (JTA) The Justice Department has notified Congress
that it wUl not seek the prosecution of PLO chief Yasir Arafat for being im-
plicated in the murders of two American diplomats in Sudan in 1973.
Maintaining that laws enacted over the last decade for prosecuting suspects
in the murders of Americans abroad could not be applied retroactively, Assistant
Attorney General John Bolton informed Congress that no arrest warrant would
be issued.
A letter signed by 44 Senators last February called on Attorney General Ed-
win Meese to investigate allegations that Arafat directed the killings of U.S. Am-
bassador in Khartoum Cleo Noel and Charge d'Affaires Curtis Moore on May 2,
Coatlnned oa Page 20
Yom Haatzmaut Celebration
Sunday, May 18 Camp Shalom


See Story on Paa* 6


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 9, 1986
Women's Division
K'Tubat Luncheon
The annual K'Tubat Lun-
cheon in support of the
Women's Division Project
Renewal campaign was held
Thursday, April 17 at the
Palm Beach home of Mrs.
Eugene J. Ribakoff.
Chaired by Dorothy Green-
baum, the luncheon featured
Sresentations by Nancy
rizel. Women's Division
Project Renewal chairperson
for the South Broward
Jewish Federation, and Mar-
va Pen-in, Project Renewal
chairperson for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, who brought the au-
dience up-to-date reports
from Giora and Gil Amal, the
Project Renewal
neighborhoods in Hod
HaSharon which are twinned
with the two South Florida
communities.
The K'Tubat Emunim
document, which represents
a $5,000 minimum gift to the
1986 Women's Division Pro-
ject Renewal campaign, was
received by 52 women this
year.
r K'Tubat chairperson Dorothy Greenbaum joins hostess Corky Ribakoff
Shown with a framed K'Tubat certificate are luncheon hostess Corky
Ribakoff; Nancy Brizel, Project Renewal chairperson for the South Broward
Federation; Marva Perrin, Project Renewal chairperson for the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County; and Dorothy Greenbaum, K'Tubat Lun-
cheon chairperson.
Jeanne Glasser, Beatrice Kern, and Vivian Klein.
Women's Division campaign vice-president Carol
Greenbaum (right) is joined by Esther Gruber,
Helen Sodowick and Dr. Elizabeth Shulman.
Jeanne Perrin (right) joins daughter-in-law Marva
Perrin.
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SPRING SHABBAT RETREAT
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getting to know all about you ..." J
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RELATIONSHIPS
To friends
Corky Ribakoff displays the artist's rendering of the Beit
Ha'am in Gil Amal, which, when completed, will house the
Eugene and Corky Ribakoff Senior Center. Carol Green-
baum, Women's Division campaign vice-president, presented
the artwork to Mrs. Ribakoff on behalf of the residents of
Hod HaSharaon and the Jewish Federation's Women's
Division.
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To boy/girl friends
To the Jewish people
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Educators Team With JCC To Plan Yom Haatzmaut
Community To Celebrate
Israel's Independence Day
Friday, May 9, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
To commemorate the 38th
anniversary of the historic
declaration of Israel's in-
dependence in 1948, a com-
munity celebration and parade
will take place on Sunday, May
18 from noon to 4 p.m.
An entire afternoon of
by the Jewish Educators Coun-
cil of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and the
Jewish Community Center.
Children from the area's
religious schools will gather at
11:30 a.m. near Camp Shalom,
Belvedere Road, dressed in
blue and white and carrying
flags and banners as they pro-
udly march to the camp, where
the "spirit and heroes parade
will conclude with a brief flag-
raising ceremony, the singing
of "Hatikva" and "Jerusalem
of Gold" and remarks by Jef-
frey Klein, executive director
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, and Jerry
Melman, executive director of
the Jewish Community
Center.
Everyone is invited to enjoy
live entertainment, rides,
displays, an art show and
sumptuous ethnic food. A
special evening songfest at 7
p.m. will bring the celebration
to an end.
Admission for the day is $2
for adults and $1 for children.
Transportation for seniors is
available at a nominal $1 fee.
For more information about
the Yom Ha'Atzmaut celebra-
tion contact Hareen Bertisch,
assistant Jewish Community
Center director, at 689-7700,
or Ann Lynn Lipton, Jewish
Education director, at
832-2120.
Century Village Recognizes
Campaign Leaders
On Sunday, April 20, over 120 Century Village residents who
worked on behalf of the 1986 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County/United Jewish Appeal campaign met at Congregation
Anshei Sholom for a special recognition breakfast. Area coor-
dinators who organized the campaign efforts in different
segments of the committed Century Village Jewish community
received engraved plaques, and individual campaigners received
framed certificates of appreciation. Century Village campaign
co-chairmen Hank Grossman and Sam Wadler presided over the
program, which was chaired by Teddy Blendes and co-chaired by
Jacob and Emanuel Appelbaum.
Rev. Eiklor To Keynote Interfaith Event
Sam Wadler (left) and Hank Grossman (right), co-chain of
the 1986 Federation/UJA campaign at Century Village, joined
Douglas Kleiner (center), the Jewish Federation's campaign
director.
The Annual Interfaith
Breakfast, sponsored by the
Jewish Federation's Com-
munity Relations Council, will
be held on Tuesday, May 13 at
8:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Palm
Beaches, announced Barbara
Kaplan, Interfaith Breakfast
chairperson, and Rev. William
N. Ilnisky, Pastor of the
Calvary Temple and the
event's honorary co-chairman.
Rev. Frank Eiklor, president
of Sholom Ministries of Salem,
Massachusetts, will be the
keynote speaker.
As a Marine serving in the
Far East in 1957, Eiklor
became interested in the
Christian Bible, and he attend-
ed Bible School after his
military service. During the
next 20 years, Eiklor traveled
to 80 countries and throughout
the United States as a Chris-
tian missionary.
Eight years ago, however,
he experienced what he calls a
"transformation.''
"I was appalled at chapters
of 'Christian' history which
Jews had memorized and we
Christians had never been
taught," Eiklor recently told
the Boston Jewish Times.
"Torture, forced conversion,
burning of synagogues,
murder of Jews all had taken
place in the name of Christ."
Upon carefully re-examining
the writings of Protestant
founder Martin Luther, Eiklor
found some of the works to be
virulently anti-Semitic. At
about the same time he noticed
swastikas being painted
on
Rev. Frank Eiklor
Continued on Page 9
Israel Denies Involvement In
Illegal Arms Sale To Iran
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Of-
ficials of the Foreign Ministry
and the defense establishment
categorically denied that
Israel was in any way involved
in a conspiracy to sell $2 billion
worth of American arms to
Iran, following the arrest by
U.S. authorities of a retired
Israel Defense Force general
alleged to be one of the
plotters.
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Avraham
Baram, 52, an IDF veteran of
30 years' service, was one of
17 men of six nationalities who
were placed under arrest or
had warrants issued against
them in New York and Ber-
muda. Baram and four of the
men were arrested in Ber-
muda where they allegedly
flew to make final ar-
rangements for the arms deal.
Also named in the plot were
two other Israelis, Guri
Eisenberg, 31, and Israel
Eisenberg, 55, and a man who
may be Israeli, identified only
as Hebroni. Others seized or
wanted on charges announced
by Federal Prosecutor
Rudolph Giuliani are of U.S.,
British, French, West German
and Greek nationality.
Giuliani, the Chief U.S. Pro-
secutor for New York, said,
however, that there is "no sug-
gestion of involvement by the
Israeli government" in the
aborted arms deal which he
described as mind-boggling in
scope."
The U.S. State Department
had no immediate comment.
But a spokesman for the Israel
Embassy in Washington
stated flatly that "the govern-
ment of Israel has no connec-
tion or involvement with this
matter." He described Baram
as long retired from the IDF.
Menahem Meron, director
general of the Defense
Ministry, called in the U.S.
Charge d'Affaires after what
he called an intensive in-
vestigation. He informed the
American official that no link,
direct or indirect, could be
found suggesting that Israel
was involved in the alleged
plot.
According to Giuliani and
U.S. Customs officials, the ac-
cused men conspired to sell
Iran several hundred F-4 and
F-5 jet fighters, 15,000 TOW
air-to-air missiles and scores of
tanks as well as helicopters,
long-range artillery and C-130
military transport planes.
They said the weapons were to
be delivered in Greek ships and
were presently stored in Israel
and several other countries.
The implication that the plot
involved the sale by Israel of
combat aircraft and other
weapons it acquired from the
U.S. was described as
"ludicrous" by well informed
sources here. The sources
noted that the U.S. knows ex-
actly how many American-
built aircraft are in Israel's
possession and about any that
might be removed from the
Israel Air Force order of bat-
tle. Moreover, Israel does not
Continued on Page 13
Corrections
In a recent article on the Palm Beach Hi-Rise Council's efforts
in support of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Coun-
ty/United Jewish Appeal campaign, the Jewish Floridian in-
advertently failed to nemtion the dedicated work of Mortimer
Weiss, chairman of the South Ocean Boulevard Council. The
Floridian regrets the error.
In a recent article on the Century Village Federation/UJA cam-
paign, the name of Ida Barton was accidentally overlooked in a
published list of area coordinators. The Floridian apologizes for
the oversifrht.
Teddy Blendes, program chairperson, made introductions
while Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde, spiritual leader of Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom, looked on.
Joe Dorf, who recently celebrated his 88th birthday, was
greeted by enthusiastic applause in appreciation of his
tireless work on behalf of his fellow Jews everywhere.
Heading North?
If you are a part-time resident who receives the
Jewish Floridian, please contact the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County before leaving for the summer.
Also please notify the Federation upon your return so
you will continue to receive the Floridian during "the
season." Call 832-2120.
HOLD THE DATE
Saturday, June 7
The Young Adult Division Task Force
of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County
Will Sponsor
A Moonlight Cruise
With Dinner and Dancing
Aboard "The Empress" of Palm Beach
Boat Leaves Phil Foster Park at 9:00p.m.
$25 Convert RSVP by Friday, May 23
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 9, 1986
...... .
Slippery Slope
By ERIC ROZENMAN
If you are looking for proof
that anti-Semitic diatribes are
not the sole property of the far
right, check the March 22 issue
of The Nation. It carries an
essay, "The Empire Lovers
Strike Back," by novelist Gore
Vidal. The piece lumbers
under the weight of anti-
Jewish, anti-Zionist, anti-
Israel innuendo and cliche.
For decades The Nation was
a standard-bearer of liberal-
progressive politics in the
United States. But for some
years now it has been sliding
beyond liberalism toward the
fringe left. And on the fringe
the political spectrum bends
into a circle and extremes
merge. There right-wingers
who fantasize about Jewish
conspiracies and left-wing
ideologues who equate Zionism
with racism meet.
And that's where we find
Vidal. The author who used
to duel regularly with William
F. Buckley, Jr. would now
be disqualified from par-
ticipating in such a liberal-
conservative duo. A better
match for Vidal now would be
Lyndon LaRouche.
Pretending to respond to
criticism from Commentary
editor Norman Podhoretz and
his wife, writer Midge Decter,
Vidal launches a barrage of
anti-Semitic rhetoric.
He fires off the dual loyalty
canard, charging that for
Podhoretz and Decter in par-
ticular and Jewish supporters
of Israel in general, their "first
loyalty would always to be
Israel." Vidal finds Decter
unable to understand his
purebred version of American
history that the United
States has been a racist-
imperialist empire, diluted by
waves of immigration. The
reason, according to Vidal, is
that "like most of our Israeli
fifth columnists, Midge isn't
much interested in what the
goyim were up to before Ellis
Decter doesn't understand
him, Vidal says, because "in
the Middle East another
predatory people is busy steal-
ing other peoples' land in the
name of an alien theocracy."
He then proceeds to "spell it
out" to update the old con-
spiracy theory: To win U.S. aid
for Israel, "a small number of
American Jews" have joined
forces with reactionary anti-
Semites, militarists and
evangelical Christians. They
help scream that "the Rus-
sians are coming" so they can
"continue to frighten the
American people into spending
enormous sums for 'defense'
which also means the support
of Israel in its never-ending
wars against just about
everyone."
Such Jews, he asserts,
should all register with the
Justice Department as foreign
agents. Their country is not
the United States, he declares.
The United States is his
rsssession. No, says Vidal,
odhoretz and Decter's coun-
try is Israel, which he doesn't
much like.
Vidal, for all his pretensions
to learning and culture, seems
to have missed a few basics.
Among them: America's sup-
port for Israel stems from
public recognition of Israel's
value as a democratic ally and
strategic asset. Twenty Arab
countries and numerous ter-
rorist groups chose to be at
war with Israel not the
other way around. Jews
returned to Palestine not as
predators but as builders in
their own land. The Judeo-
Christian ethic underlays the
liberal Western values of the
society that Vidal lives in and
so disparages. Charges of
subverted loyalties "Israel's
fifth columnists" echo those
made by bigots against minori-
ty groups throughout
American history. And
America spends great sums on
defense because while fascism
was defeated 40 years ago, its
mirror image, communism,
still threatens.
The indulgent explanation
for his outburst is that Vidal
may have been engaged in
parody self-parody. After
all, he refers to himself as
America's "current
biographer." He sounds
almost comic, like a modern
Know-Nothing, when he
asserts that the oil-rich,
strategically vital Middle East
is irrelevant to Americans.
Self-parody might also ex-
plain a racist eruption not
directed at Jews, in which
Vidal broods about "the com-
ing Sino-Japanese world." He
fears that if the United States
and the Soviet Union don't
band together, the "white
race" will "end up as farmers
or worse, mere entertain-
ment for the more than one
billion grimly efficient
Asiatics." First the Jewish
conspiracy, then the "yellow
peril."
Devolution:
A Consensus Policy In Israeli Politics
Of course, the other explana-
tion is that Vidal was serious.
In that case, as The New
Republic puts it: "This man is
ready for the funny farm."
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Friday, May 9,1986
Volume 12
By MICHAEL LEWIS
On Feb. 8, Prime Minister
Shimon Peres announced his
plan for "devolution" for the
West Bank and Gaza. The pro-
posal entails a gradual
transfer to the Arab in-
habitants of responsibility for
running their own municipal
affairs, with increased authori-
ty over health, education,
welfare and other services as
well as over the "development
of water resources and the
means of sustenance in the ter-
ritories." Israeli ad-
ministrators of Arab towns
and Israeli civil administration
officials would be replaced
with (Israeli-appointed) Arab
mayors and officials, and
Israeli control over the day-to-
day lives of Palestinians in the
territories would be reduced to
a minimum.
Peres has suggested that
devolution could be applied
first to Gaza, where ad-
ministrative directors have
already been appointed and
where there is little dispute
over government lands or
water resources.
Improvements in the
Quality of Life
Peres's plan is the latest in a
series of steps taken by Israel
to improve the "quality of life"
in the West Bank and Gaza
since the National Unity
Government took office in the
fall of 1984. Restrictions on
foreign travel by West Bank
residents, as well as visits to
the West Bank across the Jor-
dan river bridges, have been
relaxed. Censorship of books
has been virtually eliminated
and censorship of the press
eased. Controls on the transfer
of money into the territories as
well as tariffs on the exports of
vegetables from the West
Bank to Jordan have been
removed. New factories and
hospitals have been approved.
Permission was granted for
the establishment of the first
Arab bank in the West Bank,
but the plan has been blocked
by Jordan, which feared that
the bank would attract
deposits that otherwise would
go to Jordanian banks. And op-
position to American-
sponsored attempts to pro-
mote investments in the ter-
ritories has been dropped.
Under Shmuel Goren, the
coordinator of activities in the
territories, Israel is now ac-
tively seeking to attract major
industrial investment to the
territories. Finally, Israel will
appoint local mayors and
municipal councils to replace
the Israeli governors who have
controlled the major cities.
Zafir al-Masri was the first of
several intended appointments
for the cities of Nablus,
Ramallah, Hebron and al-
Bireh.
Neither this liberalization,
nor the new measures an-
nounced by Peres, add up to
the goal of "self-
determination" espoused by
Palestinian nationalists. The
Israeli army will not be
withdrawn from the area for
fear that this would give free
rein to the PLO. Nor will
Israeli settlements or settlers
be subject to the local
authorities. Nor, at least for
the moment, will elections be
held, although Peres has said
that they might be held at an
appropriate, calmer moment.
Peres is not proposing
"devolution" as an ultimate
solution to the status of the
territories, but as a path
around the current impasse in
the peace process. His hope is
that local self-governance will
hasten the emergence of an in-
digenous leadership in the ter-
ritories which might eventual-
ly serve in partnership with
Jordan's King Hussein in a
renewed effort to forge a long-
term settlement.
It is precisely the fear on the
part of Palestinian radicals
that this strategy might suc-
ceed that no doubt motivated
the assassination of Zafir al-
Masri. Although Peres affirm-
ed his determination to press
forward with devolution in the
aftermath of Masri's murder,
success will depend on the
ability and willingness of the
Palestinians to resist a cam-
paign of violent intimidation
by various factions of the PLO.
The immediate response was
for several Arab candidates
for mayor to withdraw their
names from consideration.
However, the deputy mayor of
Nablus, Hafiz Tuqan, has now
assumed Masri's
responsibilities.
Devolution v. Unilateral
Autonomy
Peres's plan differs from
"unilateral autonomy," a con-
cept first advanced in 1980 by
Moshe Dayan. Dayan ad-
vocated abolition of the Israeli
military administration of the
territories and withdrawal of
the army from Arab towns to
border areas and strategically
important points. Israel
however would retain its op-
tion to reinstate the military
government. Dayan proposed
Continued on Page 8-
Netanyahu's Straight Talk On Terror

30 NISAN 5746
Number 18
4 5746
By ERIC ROZENMAN
The West can defeat ter-
rorism, believes Benjamin
Netanyahu, Israel's Am-
bassador to the United Na-
tions. The necessary ingre-
dients for victory in the
counter-terrorist struggle are
clarity and courage,
Netanyahu told the closing
session of the recent American
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee's policy conference. He
said that terrorism can be
fought successfully once
democratic states define it and
pinpoint its sources.
"There are platitudes and
misconceptions blocking our
understanding and that's
not accidental," Netanyahu
said. Terrorists and their
apologists claim "you cannot
define it; 'one man's terrorist
is another man's freedom
fighter.' But such obfusca-
tion and deception cannot hide
the fact that terrorists
deliberately and systematical-
ly kidnap, maim and murder
civilians to advance political
goals.
In doing so, they try to erase
the distinction between comba-
tant and non-combatant which
has marked civilization's effort
to put moral limits on war. "If
somebody transgresses those
limits, he's committed a crime.
... Over time we begin to ac-
cept the idea that there's some
sort of equivalence, that jailed
terrorists, murderers, are
equivalent to hostages taken
off planes," Netanyahu ex-
plained. "Slowly, surely, with
great determination, terr-
rorism begins to murder man's
sense of sin."
He called attempts to ex-
plain the escalation of ter-
rorism in the past 20 years in
terms of grievances or denial
of national aspirations
"nonsense." He pointed out
that in "the most dire oppres-
sion, the most terrible and
fearful assaults on human
rights," such as practiced by
the Nazis or the Soviet Union,
partisans and dissidents did
not and do not employ ter-
rorism. "People who really
fought for freedom chose to
wage their struggle by
honorable means. ... The
choice of method indicates
what the true goals are."
The Ambassador stressed
that terrorism "derives from
the unbridled disposition
toward violence." In the Mid-
dle East, terrorism against
Jews in Palestine and Israel
extends back before 1967 and
the acquisition of the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, before
the founding of the PLO in
1964, to the 1920's and "the
days of the Mufti, when there
were no refugees or indeed no
state of Israel." It stems from
the rejection of compromise,
the rejection of politics, and
the choice of violence instead.
Since World War II,
Netanhayu said, the influence
of communist totalitarianism,
Arab radicalism and Moslem
fundamentalism have merged
to produce states which
"recognize no limits" in the
Eursuit of their goals. And
oth communist and radical
Middle Eastern states "view
tile West, its democracies, its
politics and ethos as the prin-
cipal challenge to tneir
domination."
How to fight such state-
sponsored international ter-
rorism? Start with the attitude
that we will no longer be
bullied. "Say, I refuse to give
in. ... I'm willing to strike
back." This will not perpetuate
a cycle of violence but
ultimately help break it, rais-
ing the cost to the terrorists
and limiting their freedom of
action, Netanyahu argued.
Unless the states which back
terrorist organizations and in-
dividuals are dealt with, "we
will not even be scratching the
surface."
Courage from politicians,
the military, and the public
will be vital. The Ambassador,
a veteran of a special Israeli
unit himself and whose brother
died leading the Entebbe
rescue, said that "the sober
truth is that a successful war
against terrorism will involve
a continuons series of blows
and counter blows. But in the
long run it is the only way to-
Continued on Page 5


H,'l' Friday, May 9, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Radio/TV/ Film
zB^
* MOSAIC Sunday, May 11, 9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon The work performed by
the Joint Distribution Committee is discussed by JDC
president Heinz Eppler and his wife Ruthe. MOSAIC will
be preempted on Sunday, May 18.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, May 11 and May 18, 7:30 a.m. -
WPBR 1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, May 11 and May 18, 11
a.m. WVCG 1080-AM with host Ben Zohar This
weekly variety show features Israeli and Yiddish music and
humor.
SHALOM Sunday, May 11 and May 18, 6 a.m. -
WPEC Channel 12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV 29) with host
Richard Peritz.
THE COURAGE TO CARE Sunday, May 18,1 p.m. -
WXEL Channel 42. The compelling story of non-Jews who
helped rescue Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. (Also shown
Sunday, May 11 at 11 p.m. on WPBT Channel 2.)
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, May 15 and
22,1:15 p.m. WLIZ 1380-AM A summary of news and
commentary on contemporary issues.
HOLOCAUST Sunday, May 11,2 p.m. WPBT Chan-
nel 2 Part 3 of a 10-part saga about the tragedy and
triumph of two fictional German families during one of the
most monstrous times in world history. Starring Meryl
Streep, Joseph Bottoms, Michael Moriarty and Rosemary
Harris.
WE WERE GERMAN JEWS Sunday, May 11,3 p.m.
WPBT Channel 2 This program is the personal ac-
count of Herbert and Lotte Strauss who, in 1943, escaped
from Germany.
HOLOCUAST (Parts 4 and 5) Sunday, May 18,2 p.m. -
WPBT Channel 2 The continuing saga of the tragedy
and triumph of two fictional German families during one of
the most infamous times in world history. Starring Meryl
Streep, Joseph Bottoms, Michael Moriarty and Rosemary
Harris.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
County.
Community Calendar
May 9
Jewish Federation Midrasha Spring Shabbat Retreat
Through May 11 Free Sons of Israel board -10:30 a.m.
B'nai B'rith No. 3015 board
May 11
Mother's Day Hadassah Tamar board 9:45 a.m. Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom Men's Club 9:30 a.m.
May 12
American Red Magen David for Israel Netanya board -1
p.m. Women's American ORT Royal lunch/cards -
12:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Palm Beach board
- 9:45 a.m. Women's American ORT Poinciana noon
B'nai B'rith Women Bovnton Beach noon Pioneer
Women Theodore Herzl board 10 a.m. Jewish
Federation Budget and Allocations 7 p.m.
May 13
Temple Beth Zion board 7:30 p.m. Central Conser-
vative Synagogue board of directors B'nai B'rith No.
2939 7:30 p.m. Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood board -
10:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Masada board 7 p.m.
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village -10 a.m. Temple
beth El Men's Club Doard 8 p.m. b nai a ntn women -
Ohav board 9:30 a.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold -
board 1 p.m. Jewish Federation Inter-Faith
Breakfast at the Hyatt 8:30 a.m. Jewish Federation -
Community Planning 4 p.m.
May 14
Yom Ha'atzmaut Israel Independence Day Con-
gregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood board 1 p.m.
Women's American ORT Royal 7:30 p.m. Lake Worth
Jewish Center board 7:30 p.m. Lake Worth Jewish
Center Sisterhood -12:80 p.m. Women's American ORT -
Willow Bend Meed board 10 a.m. Jewish Community
Center -board 8 p.m. Temple Judea Sisterhood board
May 15
National Council of Jewish Women Okeechobee 12:30
p.m. Hadassah Yovel noon B'nai B'rith Palm Beach
Council board -10 a.m. Hadassah Bat Gurion -11 a.m.
Hadassah Z'Hava Hadassah Golda Meir noon
Jewish Federation Budget and Allocations 7 p.m.
May 17
Temple Judea "Goodtimers"
May 18
Jewish Federation Yom Ha'atzmaut Parade Noon
Jewish Community Center Israel Independence Day -
noon Temple Beth El Men's Club -10 a.m. Temple Beth
Coatiaaod so Pag* *
Holocaust Story To Air On WXEL
"The Courage to Care," the
compelling story of a few
remarkable non-Jews who risked
their lives to rescue Jews in Nazi-
occupied Europe, is scheduled for
broadcast on WXEL-TV 42, Sun-
day, May 18 at 1 p.m.
"Now the story of the few non-
Jews who tried to help Jews dur-
ing the Holocaust will be told
and remembered," said executive
producer, Dr (Sister) Carol Ritt-
ner, RSM, who originated the idea
for the film.
Sister Carol Rittner, a Sister of
Mercy, has been involved for more
than 10 years in research and
teaching about the Holocaust. She
became interested in telling the
story of non-Jewish rescuers of
Jews during the Holocaust while
an Adjunct Associate Professor of
Interdisciplinary Studies at Mercy
College of Detroit.
"These few good people stand
as witnesses to the horror of the
Holocaust," said Sister Carol.
"They challenge us to ask
whether we would have had the
courage to care enough to help
Jews whose lives were in danger
during the Nazi era."
Elie Wiesel, chairman of the
Federation Annual Meeting
Continued from Page 1
Barbara Gordon has been in-
volved with Jewish communal
work for more than 20 years.
Currently the host of the
Jewish Federation-sponsored
television program "Mosaic,"
Mrs. Gordon is the past presi-
dent of the Women s Division
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and a past
vice-president of the Jewish
Federation.
Mrs. Gordon served as the
general campaign chairperson
for the 1981-82 Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach Coun-
ty/United Jewish Appeal cam-
paign and as the Women's
Division campaign vice-
president in 1978-79. At the
national level Mrs. Gordon is a
member of the national UJA
Women's Division board and a
member of the National
Jewish Media Board.
While serving as Women's
Division president, Mrs. Gor-
don instituted the community-
wide Jewish Women s
Assembly, an annual educa-
tional forum which brings
together hundreds of local
Netanyahu
On Terrorism
Continued from Page 4
make these governments
realize that we in the West will
not sit back and take it."
He said greed, cowardice
and confusion so far have
prevented the adoption of such
a policy by most Western
governments. "We tend to
think that if someone is
prepared to die for a cause,
that he is justified. This is ter-
ribly dangerous. No one was
more ready to die for a cause
than the Hitler youth."
American action will help lead
reluctant European allies.
Netanyahu said. Families of
hostages will need courage as
well, he added, to resist
pressuring their governments
to capitulate.
The Ambassador praised
U.S. Attorney-General Edwin
Meese, who spoke before him
for urging that international
terrorism be seen as a crime
and that terrorists be dealt
with in the legal system, the
way domestic criminals are
handled.
(Near East Report)
Jewish women leaders.
A member of UJA's National
Speakers Bureau, Mrs. Gordon
has been honored as Woman-
of-the-Year by the American
Jewish Committee, Temple
Beth El Sisterhood and
Pioneer Women. She owns and
operates a local advertis-
ing/marketing company and is
president of Pegasus Televi-
sion Co.
"I am very pleased to be an
integral part of what I con-
sider to be a very special
event: the culmination of the
1985-86 year and the installa-
tion of new officers and the
recognition of campaign and
Federation leadership, Mrs.
Gordon said.
"The prioritizing of my. life
in the direction of the Federa-
tion/UJA campaign has given
me a great deal of satisfac-
tion," Mrs. Gordon added,
"and I hope everyone who par-
ticipates feels as good as I do."
For more information on this
year's Jewish Federation An-
nual Meeting, please call the
Federation office at 832-2120.
United States Holocaust
Memorial Council in Washington,
D.C., invited Sister Carol to
organize a major international
conference about the non-Jewish
rescuers and those they helped for
the Holocaust Memorial Council
at the U.S. Department of State
in Washington, D.C. in September
1984. At that time, interviews
with these guests who gathered
here from all over North America,
Western Europe and Israel
were filmed in the studios of
United Way Productions. Pro-
ducer/director Robert Gardner,
then a senior producer with
United Way, conducted the
interviews.
"The people and their stories
touched me deeply," said Gard-
ner. "The entire production team
became inspired by their strong
moral stance and gave 150 per-
cent to the project."
The documentary film combines
these interviews with commen-
tary by Elie Wiesel, shots of the
actual European locations where
the rescues took place and World
War Hera archival photographs.
Sondra Myers, president of the
National Federation of State
Humanities Councils, played an
important role as advisor to the
conference and executive pro-
ducer of the film.
"What's important," said Mrs.
Myers, "is that the film gives no
simple answers. It's inspiring to
find such different people who
each followed the difficult course
that reflected their personal
ethics."
A Viewer's guide for the film is
available free of charge from the
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith, 823 United Nations Plaza,
New York, N.Y. 10017.
' A companion volume of personal
narratives of survivors and
rescuers and reflective essays by
scholars such as Elie Wiesel and
Robert McAfee Brown will be
published by New York Universi-
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be available in local bookstores at
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Morse Geriatric Center's Nearly New Thrift Shop Benefits Everyone
By CANDACE KEEN
Mrs. Gert Berman is a
diminutive woman with a large
capacity for work. Her "New"
career comes at a time when
"I was involved in a life filled
with family and friends. The
Thrift Shop has turned my
days into a series of business
adventures," stated Mrs. Ber-
man, overseer of The Nearly
New Thrift Shop of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center.
Mrs. Berman's days are now
filled with furniture, designer
clothes, household items and
various treasured items given
to the Shop when the donor's
space becomes limited or
tastes change.
A life-long interest in fine
furniture and fashion has
helped Mrs. Berman in her
new role of listing donated
items which include antiques,
contemporary furniture, art,
accessories and designer
clothes. "All our merchandise
is carefully scrutinized and
evaluated before it's put out on
the floor. Of course it helps
that a large percentage of our
donations are in excellent con-
dition when they arrive at the
Shop," said Mrs. Berman.
The Nearly New Thrift Shop
opened in September, 1985.
Vicki Johnston, store
manager.
Situated in Phipps Plaza, a
landmark Palm Beach building
at 242 South County Road, the
interior of the 1,200 square
foot shop was entirely
renovated before the
September opening. A bank of
Palladian windows front Coun-
ty Road which makes for a
light, bright interior. A stroll
around the store reveals an ex-
tensive array of merchandise.
Designer clothes line one wall
while etageres placed
throughout the store hold
Community Calendar
Continued from Page &
Sholom Men's Club 9:30 a.m.
May 19
Jewish Family and Children's Service board 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Tikvah 1 p.m. Jewish Community Day
School executive board 7:45 p.m. B'nai B'rith -
Yachad board 10 a.m. Jewish Federation Executive
Committee 4 p.m.
May 20
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
8 p.m. Temple Beth El Sisterhood 8 p.m. Temple
Beth El Sisterhood installation of officers 8 p.m.
Women's American ORT Boynton Beach 1 p.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood -
12:30 p.m. Hadassah Henrietta Szold -1 p.m. Jewish
Federation Soviet Jewry Task Force -1:30 p.m.
May 21
National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach board -
10 a.m. Brandeis University Women Lake Worth board
- 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam board -10 a.m.
Hadassah Shalom -12:30 p.m. Women's American ORT
- Willow Bend Meed -1 p.m. Hadassah West Boynton -
board 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith No. 3015 Jewish Com-
munity Center board of directors 8 p.m.
May 22
Jewish Federation Women's Division Luncheon Noon
Women's American ORT West Palm Beach board -
9:30 a.m. Hadassah Aliya -1 p.m. Jewish Federation
Community Relations Council Noon Temple Judea
Sisterhood Temple Judea Men's Club board
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sweaters, polos, and t-shirts of
every color and hue. The fur-
niture is constantly changing
as new donations arrive, are
displayed and then snapped up
by eager bargain hunters.
To meet the demand for fur-
niture and accessories, the
Nearly New Thrift Shop An-
nex has opened in an adjacent
Via to house all the overflow
furniture the main store is
unable to accommodate.
Vicki Johnston acts as
manager of The Nearly New
Thrift Shop and with her
trademark Scottish burr,
greets customers old and
new.
Formerly Ms. Johnston was
associated with the Shop when
the Women's Committee of
ZOA had the Sunrise Avenue
operation. Mrs. Jeannette
Weisman was the driving force
behind the store and was in-
strumental in its initial suc-
cess. It was there Ms.
Johnston met many of the new
Shop's "old" customers.
Currently Mrs. Berman and
Ms. Johnston work together to
present the donated merchan-
dise in a topical and appealing
manner. Displays are changed
almost daily. Furniture and art
are combined for optimum
viewing and fashion and ac-
cessories fill the window
displays.
"In just the first season at
our new location we have had a
wonderful response from the
public and our donations have
been fabulous ... everything
from lush fur coats to a
miniature gasoline-propelled
sports car," reports store
manager Vicki Johnston.
Volunteers staff the store
and help in many ways besides
The tastefully-decorated Nearly New Thrift Shop houses an-
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clothes.
selling. The success of the
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everyone involved has moved
furniture, dusted and cleaned
as well as waited on
customers.
The results of all this labor
are the proceeds which benefit
the elderly and inform
residents of the Joseph L.
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Palm Beach County. The
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Rabbi Steven Weatman of Temple Beth Torah conducted a model Seder for the JCC's
Keren-Orr Pre-School.
The Community
Celebrates
Passover
Sidney and Sylvia Berger presided over the Seder at the
JCC'a Comprehensive Senior Service Center.
Coached by hia mother
Margaret, Paul Vasquez ask-
ed the four questions at the
JCC's Singles Seder.
* I
Hersh Robinson, Mel Herahman and Barbara Prince led the
Seder sponsored by the Singles of the Jewish Community
Center.
The Senior Seder was enjoyed by many, including
the participants shown here.
JCDS first graders Janine Katzen, Michael Adler
and Scott Penner celebrated by singing from the t
Haggadah
Fifth graders Evan Robinson, Justin Brass, David
Slonim and Naomi Morowitz led a song at the
Jewish Community Day School's Seder.
With moral support from
teacher Shirley Duffy, pre-
schooler Eric Spunberg
duCrhf? thl 'ire's" Senior Thc Gersons and the Gorfines were two of many families who Rabbi Alan R. Sherman led the Seder for the residents, fami-
kIaH enjoved the JCC's sixth annual Community Seder. ly and friends of the Morse Geriatric Center.
Seder.


Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 9, 1986
Devolution: A Consensus Policy
Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title III of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
KOSHER MEALS
The Kosher Lunch Connection
at the Jewish Community Center
is a unique and interesting dining
experience. We offer an array of
programs in addition to nutritious
hot food. To enjoy life one needs
the companionship of others. We
are proud of the many friendships
that have developed as a result of
attendiny our Center. Programs
offered provide lectures, musical
presentations, exercise, and to
promote safety and good health,
we especially feature preventative
health information. It is our hope
that more and more seniors will
become part of our "JCC family"
and at the same time enrich their
lives and the lives of others. The
Center is open for lunch Monday
through Friday and there is no set
fee. Participants are encouraged
to make a contribution at each
meal. Daily transportation is
available by advance reservation.
Please come. Call Carol or Lillian
at 689-7703 for more information
and reservations.
Monday, May 12 Games with
Fred Bauman
Tuesday, May 13 Pre-school
and Senior program
Wednesday, May 14 "Habits-
Can You Change Them?" Helen
Gold, RD
Thursday, May 15 + "Current
Events" with Rose Dunsky
Friday, May 16 "Prudent
Heart Living," American Heart
Association
Monday, May 19 Games with
Fred Bauman
Tuesday, May 20 Ned
Goldberg, Jewish Family and
Children's Service
Wednesdasy, May 21 "Crisis
Line" Lydia Heyden
Thursday, May 22 "Current
Events" with Rose Dunsky
Friday, May 23 "Musical
Presentation" with Ida Alter
CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES
Palm Reach County School
Board Adult Education Classes
The Spring Session of the Palm
Beach County Adult Education
Classes are now in session.
STRESS AND
YOUR LIFE
Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Joyce
Hogan, instructor. May 15
There will be a special celebration
for Older Americans Month.
A great class to learn how to
cope with everyday pressure, with
techniques to improve your health
and sense of well being.
No pre-registration is
necessary. Attend one or all eight
sessions.
There are no set fees for these
classes. Participants are asked
to make a contribution. Watch
for new schedule.
OTHER JCC ACTIVITIES
Beginners/Intermediate
Bridge Series Wednesday,
1:45 p.m. Alfred Parsont,
instructor
An excellent class for beginners
and intermediate bridge players.
Persons may enter class at any
time.
Fee: $12 for JCC members and
$15 for non-members. Beginners
must have good knowledge of
other card games. Call 689-7703
for more information.
Speakers Club Monday,2:30
p.m. Ben Garfinkel, president.
Learn the art of public speaking.
Timely Topics/Round Table
Discussion A stimulating
group of men and women who en-
joy discussing all phases of cur-
rent events each week. Programs
are planned by designated par-
ticipants in the program who also
act as the moderator for the day.
Moderators for the Month:
May 5 Dorothy Karmel; May
12 Bob Taub; May 19 Harry
Epstein; May 26 Sylvia
Skolnick
"AT YOUR SERVICE"
This is the last month "At
Your Service" will be available on
Thursday afternoons. The Jewish
Community Center wishes to
thank all the agencies, staff per-
sons and providers of special ser-
vices who have made themselves
available these past months to be
"At Your Service" when needed.
May 15 Senior Employment
Service Title V, Ed Davidson
May 22 Health Insurance
Assistance, Edie Reiter
May 29 Florida Power and
Light, Phyllis Thompson
We also wish to Thank RSVP-
Muriel Barry and VITA's
(Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance) Herb Kirsch for par-
ticipating in this program.
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that these steps be taken
without setting conditions or
seeking Arab agreement,
because he believed that local
leaders would refuse to
negotiate anything but full
sovereignty, a demand Israel
could not accept.
A revival of the "unilateral
autonomy" idea would prove
controversial not only between
the partners in the National
Unity Government, but within
each of the parties as well. The
idea is supported by some on
the left of the Labor Party,
such as Gad Ya'aqobi, Minister
of Economy and Planning, but
it is opposed by other
Laborites, notably Defense
Minister Rabin, whose views
are crucial.
Rabin is scheduled to remain
in his post under the rotation
agreement and thus will con-
tinue to be responsible for
Israeli policy in the territories.
The Defense Minister opposes
unilateral autonomy because
he believes that the PLO will
fill the vacuum, forcing Israel
to reassume control. Rabin
however does support the ex-
tension of self-rule to residents
of the territories, the appoint-
ment of Arab mayors and the
negotiation of a final settle-
ment with leaders from the
West Bank and Gaza in ex-
junction with Jordan.
The Likud leadership, also
opposes ''unilateral
autonomy," asserting it would
lead to PLO control over the
West Bank. Likud has
demanded that the govern-
ment adhere to a policy of
autonomy for the population,
but not for the land its inter-
pretation of the Camp David
Accords. A noteworthy excep-
tion to the Likud consensus is
MK Ehud Olmert who has sup-
ported the concept of
unilateral autonomy since
Dayan first porposed it. He
questions the feasibility of a
territorial compromise with
Jordan, and favors a different
kind of "Jordan option" based
on the assumption that formal
negotiations are out of the
question. He believes that
Israel should seek behind-the-
scenes cooperation from Jor-
dan as it grants unilateral
autonomy to the West Bank
and Gaza, in order to create a
new reality. A tradition of
such cooperation since 1967
has brought about a quiet
understanding and shows, he
argues, that this approach
holds much greater potential
than any formal Jordan option.
While "unilateral
autonomy" is highly con-
troversial, Peres's devolution
plan enjoys widespread sup-
port in Israel. This is the case
at least in part because devolu-
tion leaves unresolved the bit-
terly divisive issue of what
comes next. Apart from ex-
treme positions advocated at
the radical fringes of Israeli
politics (to permit the creation
of a PLO-dominated Palesti-
nian state, at one end; or to
drive the Arabs out of the ter-
ritories, at the other end), the
mainstream is divided among
three broad notions of what
should ultimately happen in
the West Bank and Gaza.
These three are:
to retain Israeli
sovereignty over the territory,
but to grant autonomy to the
Arab population (Likud's
position);
to reach a territorial com-
promise for dividing the ter-
ritories with Jordan (Rabin's
goal);
to achieve an agreement
with Jordan over "functional
compromise" or shared rule of
the territories (Peres's
preference).
Devolution precludes none of
these three options. Although
Peres came in for some
criticism from his political op-
ponents, he should encounter
no serious domestic political
problems by proceeding on this
course. And because Rabin
and the Likud leadership are
agreeable, the policy can be ex-
pected to continue after the
rotation of the National Unity
Government.
(Reprinted from the Newslet-
ter of the Washington Institute
For Near East Policy.)
Looking for Employment?
If you are looking for a job, then come and learn the dif-
ferent strategies to seeking employment, on Monday, May
12 and 19, at the Jewish Family and Children's Service at
10 a.m. For more information, contact Carol Barack at
684-1991. This is a free service provided by the Vocational
Department.
JCC News
JCC'S GALA ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY
CELEBRATION
The Jewish Community Center's gala celebration of Israel's
38th Birthday will take place at Camp Shalom (Belvedere Rd., one
mile west of the Turnpike) on Sunday, May 18 from 12 noon to
4:30 p.m.
Events will include a "Spirit and Heroes" parade, led by
religious school students and sponsored by the Jewish Education
Department of the Palm Beach Jewish Federation, live entertain-
ment including Yacov Sassi, Golden Lakes Folk Dancers, Rabbi
Steven Westman and Vincent Bouno's Woodwind Quintet, rides
and booths for children, displays, Israeli slide shows, an art show
and sale and delicious ethnic food.
A special evening "Kumsitz" (singing around the campfire) has
been planned to begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by the JCC
Singles.
Admission for the day is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Transporation for seniors will be availble at the nominal fee of $1.
YOUNG SINGLES TO BIKE AND BEACH
The Young Singles (20's and 30's) of the Jewish Community
Center will meet with their bikes on May 11 promptly at 9:45 a.m.
at Palm Beach Gardens High School for a one-hour bike trip to
Carlin Park in Juno on A1A. RSVP to Michelle Basch, 622-7152.
Those who just want to beach and picnic can join the bikers at
Carlin Park at 10:30 a.m. for hamburgers, not dogs, chips and
drinks. Donation: $4. RSVP to Lori Basch, 622-7152.
MID SINGLES TO ENJOY HAPPY HOUR
The Mid Singles (30's and 40's) will enjoy a Happy Hour on
Tuesday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ark Restaurant located on
Lantana Rd. just west of 1-95. Meet us for good food/good drinks
and good company. Donation $1 for the tip plus your own fare.
Host: Ron Warren 439-1131.
COFFEE, CAKE AND TRIVIAL PURSUIT
The Singles Pursuits (45-60) of the Jewish Community Center
(45-60) will repeat the very successful evening of fun and games
on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm. at the home of Barbara Prince.
Call Barbara at 842-3516 by May 12 for directions. Space is
limited so call early. Donation: $2 for JC.C members. $3 for non-
members.
DINNER AT THE ORIENTAL EXPRESS
Join the Young Singles of the Jewish Comunity Center on
Saturday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. for good food and great company
at the Oriental Express, 3745 So. Military Trail, Lake Worth.
RSVP to your host, Bob Goodfriend, 968-0740 by May 12 so we
can reserve enough seating. Donation: $1.50 plus your own fare.
MAY DAY PARTY
The Young Singles of the Jewish Community Center will enjoy
a May Day Party at the Village Club, 555 Kirk Rd., Palm Springs
(corner of Purdy Lane) on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Co-hosts are Bob Goodfriend, 968-0740, and Leon Dubfnsky who
will greet you at the clubhouse in the center of the complex.
Specialty drinks will be served. Donation: $4 for JCC members',
$6 for non-members. Call Bob for additional information.
HAPPY HOUR AT CHAUNCY'S
The Singles Pursuits of the Jewish Community Center will get
together on Wednesday, May 21 from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy a Happy
Hour at Chauncy's located in the NCNB Building on Palm Beach
Lakes Blvd., across from the auditorium. Hosts: Barbara Prince
842-3516 and Mel Hershman 682-2879 invite you to come and join
the group.
DINNER AND CRUISE
The Prime Time Singles (60 Plus) of the Jewish Community
Center will share an exciting evening on Thursday, May 22 cruis-
ing the New River on the Jungle Queen enjoying dinner, show and
entertainment. Bus transportation provided from the Carteret
Bank on Okeechobee Blvd. at 4:15 p.m. Reserve your spot early -
reservations are a MUST. Call Evelyn 686-6724, Sally 478-9397
or Gladys at 689-3767 to join in the festivities.
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Organizations
B'NAI B'RITH
Century Lodge No. 2939 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tues-
day, May 13 at Anshei Sholom. A musical program is plann-
ed. Refreshments will be served. Wives and Friends are in-
vited. For information call Bernie Friesler, West Palm
Beach.
Mitzwah Council No. 518 will have an Installation Lun-
cheon on Monday, May 12 at noon, at the Sheraton Inn,
1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
HADASSAH
Cypress Lakes Leisureville installation of officers will
be held Wednesday, May 28, 12:30 p.m. at American Sav-
ings and Loan Association, 2050 West Dr., West Palm
Beach. Collation. Members, husbands, friends welcome.
For information call Inez.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter will have installa-
tion of officers at their meeting on Thursday, May 15, at
12:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315 North "A" Street,
Lake Worth.
Following the installation, entertainment will be
presented by "The Performers" Yiddish Vaudeville
revisited.
Golda Meir-Boynton Beach Chapter will have a DELI-
LUNCH and CARD PARTY on Thursday, June 5, at noon
at Temple Beth Sholom.
For reservations contact Gert Shepard or Edna
Bienstock.
Shalom West Palm Beach Chapter will hold its closing
meeting on May 21, 12:30 p.m., at Congregation Anshei
Sholom. The following officers will be installed by Helen
Smith, area advisor: president, Helen Nussbaum; vice
presidents, Ethel Roey, Augusta Steinhardt, Lillian
Schack, and Rose Kagan; treasurer, Sarah Gewirtz; finan-
cial secretary, Estelle Kashdan; recording secretary, Pearl
Klein; corresponding secretary, Flora Schwartz. Musical
program will feature Harry Levine, violinist, and Dora
Rosenbaum at the piano. Refreshments will be served.
On May 25, come to the Flea Market at Century Corners,
West Palm Beach, 9 to 3 p.m. For information contact Ber-
tha Rubin or Lillian Schack.
. NA'AMAT USA
Palm Beach Council will install new officers at a lun-
cheon meeting to be held at the Lake Worth office on
Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m. Reservations may be made
through financial secretary Jean Weitx at $3 per person.
The following workshops of Na'amat USA, Palm Beach
Council, will be held at the Lake Worth office at 10 a.m.:
Membership, May 7; Presidents, May 15; Fundraising,
May 22; Program, May 28; Finance, June 5.
Golda Meir Club will hold a regular meeting on Wednes-
day. May 21 at 12:30 p.m. at American Savings Bank -
Westgate and Okeechobee. Installation of officers will oc-
cur and Norma Serota will entertain.
Cypress Lakes Club will install its new officers on May
20 at a luncheon at the Colonnades on Ocean Avenue in
Palm Beach Shores at noup.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT
Century Chapter will hold its Installation Luncheon on
Sunday, May 18, at the elegant new Jade Pavillion. Sylvia
Gayl will be the installing officer. We will be entertained by
"The Performers." Admission is $10.
Coming Events: Sunday, May 11, Mother's Day outing on
the Paddlewheel Queen, $26 includes bus, boatnde and
lunch on board. Call Rose.
July 20: Trip to Alaska. Call Pearl.
West Palm Chapter 15th Annual Installation Luncheon
will be held at the Turnpike Holiday Inn, West Palm Beach
on Wednesday, May 14. Entertainment by the
Harmonaires.
Saturday, May 17: Luncheon and matinee performance
of "DANCIN" at the Burt Reynolds Theatre.
Arrangements are being made for a Thanksgiving trip
and a weekend at the Lido Spa in December.
YIDDISH CULTURE GROUP
The May 13 program of the Yiddish Culture Group will
mark the end of our 1985-86 season. We will present our
Yiddish Culture Chorus under the direction of Dorothy
Goldberg in their final concert of the season We are
celebrating the 38th birthday of the State of Israel and
Jesse Fuchs will speak about this happy event.
The program will be closed by our violin virtuoso Harry
Levine, accompanied on the piano by our hard-working
Dora Rosenbaum. Our cultural director, Morris Berlinsky,
will chair this program.
Interfaith
Breakfast
Continued from Page 3
synagogue doors and
statements by neo-Nazi groups
in America calling the
Holocaust a "Zionist hoax."
Eiklor began to realize that
to be a "true Christian" he had
to speak out forcefully against
anti-Semitism, which he
characterizes as "an insidious,
ubiquitous disease."
Today Eiklor heads Sholom
Ministries in Salem,
Massachusetts, from which
point he broadcasts weekly
messages against anti-
Semitism and in support of
Israel to cities such as Boston,
New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago and Hartford. Rev.
Eiklor is also the editor of a
monthly newsletter, "The
Sholom Letter."
While he is forthright about
his evangelical fervor, Eiklor
is dedicated to fighting the
tradition of forcing Jews to
believe as Christians. A vocal
supporter of the State of
Israel, Eiklor visited Bitburg,
West Germany last year to
protest President Reagan's
visit to a Nazi war cemetery.
"In view of Rev. Eiklor's
unique ministry, his remarks
promise to be especially
stimulating and insightful,'
said chairperson Barbara
Kaplan.
Couvert for the Interfaith
Breakfast is $9 per person.
For more information or to
make a reservation, please call
the office of Rabbi Alan R.
Sherman, Community Rela-
tions Council director, at
832-2120.
Holocaust Remembrance
Proclamation
On Tuesday, April 22, County Commissioner Karen Marcus
presented Ed Lefkowitz, president of the Holocaust Sur-
vivors of the Palm Beaches, with a proclamation announcing
the week of May 5-11 as Days of Remembrance of Victims of
the Nazi Holocaust. In thanking the County Commission for
its action, Mr. Lefkowitz said that while we must be ever-
vigilant lest Nazism surface again, "we must also not lose
our essential optimism regarding mankind's goodness."
Members of the Holocaust Survivors of the Palm Beaches
who were on hand to hear the County Commission proclaim
the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Nazi Holocaust
were (left to right) Nathan Thorek, Irving Hering, Jack
Zucker, Sarah Pfeffer, Ed Lefkowitz, Abe Lefkowitz, Helen
Lefkowitz, Miriam Thorek, Sam Boyaraky, Alice Jacobs,
Morris Jacobs and Leo Popowski.
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The Rabbinical Corner
DEVOTED TO DISCUSSION OF THEMES AND ISSUES RELEVANT TO JEWISH UFE. PAST AND PRESENT
Israel's 38th Birthday
By RABBI
JOEL L. LEVINE
Temple Judea
This year, the United States
learned a telling lesson from
Israel: We responded decisively to
counter the threat of terrorism in
the same manner that Israel has
responded throughout her 38-year
struggle to safeguard her borders
and her citizens.
Israel's articulate Ambassador
to the United Nations, Benjamin
Netanyahu, stated on national
television that since Entebbe, El
Al has never had a problem with
terrorists. Indeed, El Al's security
is superlative because Israel
knows how to effectively counter
terrorism.
What our government here in
the United States needs to
understand is what it learned so
well from the events of recent
weeks: no nation can fight ter-
rorism with words. The only way
to realistically counter terrorism
is with deeds certainly, an in-
novative interpretation of "Na-
aseh ve'nishma" which means
"You shall do, then you shall
understand." For terrorists, irra-
tional as they may seem, unders-
tand that we mean business only
after the use of deadly force.
Israel has been criticized for
years by the West for her selec-
tive military strikes against ter-
rorists. Now the West is gripped
with fear, not knowing what terri-
fying plan of retaliation Libya's
Moammar Khadafy has for-
mulated. Only the United States
and Great Britain were
courageous enough to work
together to attempt to teach
Khadafy a lesson. As usual,
Europe was silent, fearful of what
Khadafy's terrorists would do if
they supported the United States
and Great Britain.
The reality of Khadafy's current
terrorist activities in Europe will
teach these nations a chilling
Rabbi Joel L. Levine
lesson. Had Israel been fearful of
terrorism, Israel would not be
celebrating her thirty-eighth bir-
thday. Had Israel been fearful of
terrorism, she would not be able
to protect her citizens from the
cruel actions of irrational fanatics.
Yet the sad reality of the work
of Khadafy, Abu Nidal, and Yassir
Arafat is the depressing fact that
fewer tourists than ever before
will be on hand to celebrate
Israel's thirty-eighth birthday.
Recently, the Israeli government
flew in over 200 rabbis for a mis-
sion of solidarity to prove that
traveling to and visiting Israel is
safe. But that was before the
United States retaliated against
Libya. I personally know of three
rabbis who were forced to cancel
their upcoming Israel tours
because of the current situation
This summer America will be the
central address of American
tourism, not Europe or Israel.
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celebrate Israel's thirty-eighth
birthday is this: the summer of
1986 will not be the best one for
visiting Israel. However, if the
United States really learns and
utilizes Israel's long-term ex-
perience in fighting and
understanding terrorism, if the
Western European countries
acknowledge the chilling reality of
terrorists like Khadafy, Nidal, and
Arafat, then the summer of 1987
will be the time when more
tourists will flock to Israel and to
Europe than ever before, knowing
that their personal safety is the
top priority of every Western
nation.
Tradition tells us so well: "To
save a single life is as if to save an
entire world." Israel's top priority
has always been to save human
life. Let this become the top
priority of every freedom-loving
nation. Let this be Israel's lesson
to the world on her thirty-eighth
birthday. "Chazak, Chazak, ve
nitz-chazek. May Israel be
strenghtened in her supreme
courage to remain "a light to the
nations, a beacon to all peoples."
Bar Mitzvah
5411 OKEECHOBEE BLVD.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33417
Seth Virshup
SETH VIRSHUP
Seth David Virshup, son of
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Virshup,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth
El, West Palm Beach, on Fri-
day, May 9, and Saturday, May
10. Seth attends the Jewish
Community Day School of
Palm Beach County where he
is in the 7th grade.
Seth's favorite sports are
swimming, boating, skiing
(both water and snow) and ten-
nis. His other interests include
photography, tropical fish and
animals.
Joining Seth on this joyous
occasion will be his sister,
Tamara, grandparents
Dorothy and Emanuel Vir-
shup, and many aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends from
Florida, California and New
York.
Seth will symbolically share
this occasion with his "twin,"
Mark Krivopal of Moscow,
USSR, who has been denied
his Jewish heritage. Seth and
his family will journey to Israel
this summer where he will
again be called to the Torah on
Mount Masada.
Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
CENTRAL CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE OF THE PALM
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a.m. at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Beach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch,
Hazzan Israel Barzak.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212 Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai
Spektor. Daily and Saturday 8:30 a.m. and at present 6 p.m. Fri-
day: 8:30 a.m., traditional service at 5 p.m. and a late service at
8:15 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
CONGREGATION BETH KODESH OF BOYNTON BEACH:
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin, Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30
a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholosh
Suedos.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6053. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Cantor Elaine Shapiro. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104, 650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Cantor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath
services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday
and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Sabbath services, Fri-
day 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER Congregation Beth
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1592 Floresta, P.O. Box
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM-THE REFORM TEMPLE OF JUPITER-
TEQUESTA: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone 747-1109.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: at Wellington Elementary School,
13000 Paddock Dr., West Palm Beach. Mailing address: P.O. Box
17008, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Friday services 8:15 p.m.
Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone
793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantorial Soloist
Susan Weiss. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
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Synagogue News
Candle lighting Time
J*tL May 9 7:36 p.m.
May 16 7:40 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
Temple Beth David is pleased
to announce a special Friday even-
ing service, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
This service, in honor of Israel In-
dependence Day, will feature the
Temple Beth David pre-school,
the kindergarten and first grade
of the religious school.
Yom HaAtzma'ut will be mark-
ed with a service filled with
special songs and melodies for the
occasion. Preparing the children
for this service will be the pre-
school administrator, Fran Miller
and assistant teacher Ellen
Maybaum, kindergarten teacher
Marcia Brecher, first grade
teacher Hanalee Mazer, and
primary grades music teacher,
Seama Barat.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
Temple Israel Shabbat Service
on Friday, May 9 will be con-
ducted by Rabbi Howard Shapiro.
His topic will be "The Holiness of
Doing."
On Saturday morning May 10,
at 10:30 a.m. Jennifer Gomberg
will become a Bat Mitzvah.
Everyone is invited.
An evening of American Pops
music will be performed by Nor-
man Bauer, violinist; Julian Stein,
pianist and Susan Weiss, soprano
on Sunday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the
Temple sanctuary.
The $15 concert tickets include
a champagne reception at inter-
mission and $40 Patron tickets in-
clude an after-concert dessert
reception at the Governor's Club.
Call the Temple office for more
information.
Temple Israel will celebrate
Israel Independence Day on May
14 with an evening devoted to
Israel Tourism. On Wednesday
evening, May 14, in the Social
Hall of Temple Israel, Rabbi
Howard Shapiro will present a
program which will explain the
Temple's planned ITAS Tour to
Israel this Fall, led by the Rabbi.
Rabbi Shapiro was one of 300
Rabbis invited by the Ministry of
Tourism in co-operation with
Israel Bonds this spring to
Jerusalem for a special conference
on tourism. After his return, the
Rabbi announced plans for this
October's trip. "It is our spiritual
responsibility as Jews to visit
Israel, to bring to her our commit-
ment, to receive from her a
renewal of our faith." Upon his
return, Rabbi Shapiro spoke to his
congregation of the safety of
Israel and the security of El Al.
"This year, especially, we must
show ourselves, the world, and the
Israeli people we are one and
unafraid."
The tour will leave on October
19 and will extend for 15 days.
Some of the unique aspects of this
tour will be the celebration of Sim-
chat Torah in Jerusalem, a visit to
Eilat with a sail on the Red Sea,
and special ceremonies on Masada
and Yad Vashem.
For further information you can
contact Rabbi Shapiro at Temple
Israel. Or you many join us in our
celebration of Israel's In-
dependence Day and come to our
Israel Tour Program on May 14 at
8 p.m. at the Temple.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Paula Waller will observe her
adult Bat Mitzvah at Temple
Judea Sabbath Services, Friday,
May 9 at 8 p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center. Rabbi Joel
Levine and Cantor Anne Newman
will officiate.
Participating with Mrs. Waller

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will be her husband Alvin and son
Michael. Mrs. Waller will be twin-
ned with Yulia Shvartsman of
Moscow, who is unable to observe
her Bat Mitzvah due to the cur-
rent policy of the Soviet Union
towards the Jewish people.
Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah is an
ongoing spiritual program of
Temple Judea. Rabbi Levine
teaches Adult Beginning Hebrew
and Adult Bar-Bat Mitzvah
preparation. Yetta Kailes, a
member of the congregation,
teaches the Adult Intermediate
Hebrew program. The majority of
students continue through adult
Bar-Bat Mitzvah.
Following Services, the con-
gregation is invited to the oneg
shabbat honoring Paula Waller
sponsored by Paula and her hus-
band, Alvin.
Nettie Stein Passes
Nettie Stein, who was recently appointed co-
chairperson of the Jewish Federation's Chaplain
Aide program, died suddenly on Wednesday,
April 30.
Having been active for many years in philan-
thropic and community service work here and in
Philadelphia, Mrs. Stein was president of the
Poinciana chapter of Women's American ORT,
and with her husband Morris worked as a
volunteer aide at the Morse Geriatric Center.
Nettie Stein
Mrs. Stein's sensitivity to others led her to make frequent
visitations to shut-ins as a Jewish Family and Children's service
volunteer. She was also a member of the Soviet Jewry Task
Force of the Jewish Federation's Community Relations Council,
B'nai B'rith Women, and Hadassah.
Along with the Chaplain Aides and the Community Relations
Council, the entire Palm Beach County Jewish community
mourns the passing of Nettie Stein, devoted volunteer and
caregiver.
Gaza Settlers Upset With Peres' Proposals
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JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Premier Shimon Peres may be
heading for an angry confron-
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They denounced the idea of
adding to the Arab population
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recently with Gen. Uri Sagui,
commanding officer of the
southern region, to air their
complaints.
Peres, who has raised the
idea of implementing
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proposal in an interview
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more land should be taken
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Friday, May 9, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
A Message From Shimon Peres On
Israel's 38th Independence Day
The journey of our people to
spiritual and political rebirth,
in its own land, has not all been
paved with ioy. This is the
longest and most revolu-
tionary journey undertaken by
any people, any time in the
history of mankind. This is a
journey which has not yet been
completed. While we may
perhaps already pronounce the
benediction on deliverance, the
time is not yet ripe to con-
gratulate ourselves on a task
completed.
The journey is not yet over;
neither have all the controver-
sies been resolved firstly
Illegal Arras
Continued from Pago 3
sell F-4s, has no F-5s and does
not sell TOW missiles.
Even if Israel had sought to
sell weapons to Iran, a country
it regards as one of its most
fanatical foes, it would hardly
do so in the U.S., through an
IDF reserves general, the
sources said. Israel has admit-
ted selling Iran spare parts
Erior to the overthrow of the
hah in 1979, and did so ap-
parently with the knowledge
and approval of the U.S.
Israel Radio described Gen.
Baram as a twice-decorated of-
ficer cited for bravery. But he
retired under a cloud for
allegedly giving unauthorized
weapons to civilians.
Last year, Baram received
permission from the Defense
Ministry to act as a private
consultant on military supplies
and know-how. But he was
precluded from dealing in
arms or even negotiating arms
deals without special
permission.
Baram's arrest focused at-
tention on the problem of
senior IDF officers who have
become arms dealers after
retiring from active service.
There is no legal way for Israel
to control their activities
abroad even if they sully the
country's reputation.
The number of officers
engaged in these activities has
increased of late because they
have had difficulty finding
suitable civilian jobs. If they
are unable to obtain licenses in
Israel to deal in weapons, they
become middlemen abroad,
sources here said.
If Baram and the others ar-
rested are found guilty of the
charges, each faces a max-
imum prison term of five years
and a fine of $250,000. The
U.S. has embargoed arms
sales to Iran since the seizure
of hostages at the American
Embassy in Tehran in
November, 1979. Even if no
embargo exists, the State
Department must approve
arms sales to a foreign
country.
Iran, engaged for nearly six
years in a war with Iraq, is
known to be paying premium
prices in cash for weapons of
all types. Sources in the U.S.
speculated that the alleged
conspirators may have been
playing a confidence game
with Iran to obtain cash for
weapons they did not possess
and could not deliver.
between us, here in Israel, and
our brethren throughout the
world. At the same time, we
will continue to maintain the
unity of the people, despite its
pluralistic character, and will
continue to strive to assemble
all Jews, from all corners of
the world, here in Israel. It is
only in our historic homeland
that we have attained national
freedom, self-fulfillment, and
true, unqualified pride and
self-respect for every Jew:
both as a human being, and as
a Jew.
We believe that the con-
struct which has been created
here in Israel, in the last hun-
dred years, is not the sum total
of declarations or of chance
but rather the result of vision,
of hard work, of stubborn prin-
ciples. Those who remain true
to the path of pragmatic
Zionism know that this is the
most humane course of action
the world has ever known.
The national unity govern-
ment, after 20 months in of-
Prime Minister Peres
fice, can today credit itself
with impressive achievements,
in important areas of life. The
withdrawal of the IDF from
Lebanon served to consolidate
our national security, while
safeguarding the lives of our
soldier-sons. We succeeded in
halting the inflationary spiral
which threatened to sweep the
national economy into the
abyss. We are now on the
threshold of a new economic
momentum which will com-
prise the encouragement of ex-
ports, the replacement of im-
ports, and a structural
reorganization of the economy.
On the political level, we
have broadened the gateway
between Israel and Egypt and,
despite attempts to intimidate
and to terrorize us, both coun-
tries remain resolved to
deepen the ties between us as
a prelude to a comprehensive
peace in the region.
The Hashemite King has
also come a long way to meet
us on the road to the
negotiating table, while the
PLO continues to prove that it
is an obstacle to peace, as we
have postulated.
The present government of
Israel can also pride itself on
the fact that, in its time, inter-
nal tensions in the country
have been greatly reduced:
between Ashkenazim and
Sephardim, between the dif-
ferent political parties, bet-
ween religious and secular
elements, between Jews and
Arabs. Israel's image in the
world has also improved.
Leaders and governments are
attentive to our views; they ap-
preciate our firm stand against
terrorism; and they unders-
tand that our continuing strug-
gle, here in Israel, is based not
only on power, but also on
justice.
. The State of Israel
represents a composite of
three elements: continuity,
change, and revolution. Con-
tinuity has kept us faithful to
the cultural and social
precedents of the Bible: "The
Lord is exalted, for He
dwelleth on high. He hath fill-
ed Zion with justice and
righteousness." (Isaiah 33:5).
Change is superimposing a
new physical layer on our an-
cient, historial foundations,
without allowing planning and
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Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 9, 1986
U.S. Jewish Community Becoming
Active In Sanctuary Movement
Kahns Honored
By KEVIN FREEMAN
NEW YORK (JTA) "I
am the son of an un-
documented alien," declared
Rabbi Joseph Weizenbaum to a
small group of reporters and
sanctuary movement activists
during a recent visit to the
Stephen Wise Free
Synagogue.
The Tucson, Ariz., rabbi,
sometimes referred to warmly
as the "mother of the move-
ment," repeats his oft-told
story of how his father arrived
in the United States from
Europe in 1913 as a stowaway
and was nearly deported.
"The slaves who fled north
in our country and the Jews
who attempted to flee Nazi
Germany found no refuge," he
continued. "We believe that
communities of faith are now
being called again to obey G-d
by providing sanctuary to the
refugees among us."
With the much-publicized
federal trial of the two Roman
Catholic priests, a nun, a
Presbyterian minister and
church lay workers accused of
smuggling aliens into the U.S.
beginning to wind down in
Tucson, Weizenbaum has
begun to travel throughout the
East Coast as part of a na-
tional tour of rabbis active in
the sanctuary movement.
The tour is sponsored by the
New Jewish Agenda. It in-
cludes Rabbis Charles
Feinberg of Madison, Wiscon-
sin and Judea Miller of
Rochester, New York. Par-
ticipating at the recent
meeting in New York were
such prominent New York rab-
bis as Marshall Meyer of Con-
gregation B'nai Jeshumn, and
Balfour Brickner, the spiritual
head of the Stephen Wise
A Message
From Peres
Continued from Page 13
deliberation to take the place
of daring and boldness. Our
revolution has been directed
against the attempt by the na-
tions of the world to imprison
our spirit in the ghettos.
From Jerusalem, the eternal
capital of our people, we issue
to you a clear and explicit call:
come and live with us in Israel.
Come and maintain with us
Jewish continuity. Come and
consolidate with us
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Synagogue. Supporters of pro-
viding sanctuary for Central
American refugees are going
directly against Reagan Ad-
ministration policy, as inter-
preted through the 1980
Refugee Act. It provides U.S.
asylum to anyone with a "well-
founded fear of persecution on
account of race, religion, na-
tionality, membership in a par-
ticular social group or political
opinion" if returned to their
homeland.
The Reagan Administration
maintains that the vast majori-
ty of refugees who are enter-
ing the country illegally from
Central America are not flee-
ing war or oppression but are
seeking a better life here and
may be competing with U.S.
citizens for jobs.
Precise figures of the
number of Central American
refugees in the United States
illegally are not available, but
experts place the number at
500,000 to 600,000, most of
them Salvadorans and
Guatemalans.
According to the New
Jewish Agenda (NJA), less
than three percent of the
Salvadorans who have applied
have been granted asylum. By
contrast, the NJA contends
that the figure for refugees
from Communist countries is
80 percent.
Sanctuary supporters are
asking that Central American
refugees be granted "extend-
ed voluntary departure"
status, which would give them
the right to live and work in
the United States until it is
safe to return to their
homelands. The NJA noted
that similar status has been ex-
tended to refugees from many
countries, including Poland
and Afghanistan.
Until recently, the sanctuary
movement had been primarily
based in the Catholic Church
and among Protestant
denominations, but the
organized Jewish community
has become more involved
with the issue.
The principle of sanctuary
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Murphy Defends Saudi Arms Sale Mensches of the Month
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Assistant Secretary of State
Richard Murphy has found
himself defending Saudi
Arabia's criticism of the
United States air raid against
Libya. But Murphy, who heads
the State Department's Near
Eastern and South Asian
Bureau, said he did not "ex-
cuse" the Saudi position.
His remarks came as he was
questioned by Rep. Tom Lan-
tos (D., Cal.) about the Saudi
position as he testified before
the House Foreign Affairs sub-
committee on Europe and the
Middle East in support of the
Reagan Administration's pro-
posal to sell Saudi Arabia $354
million in sophisticated
missiles.
The Saudi statement after
the U.S. raid expressed sup-
port and sympathy for the Li-
byan people, Murphy noted.
"You do not find words of sup-
port for Col. (Moammar)
Khadafy or the Libyan govern-
ment,." be added. Murphy said
the Saudfs'are members of the
Arab League's joint defense
treaty. "-They-have said pro-
bably the rninirfiiim they could
say as being a member of the
joint Arab defense treaty," he
said.
But Lantos rejected this
argument. "If in every single
incident we ourselves ra-
tionalize the anti-American at-
titude and actions and public
statements of countries that
we are supporting there will be
U.S. Action On
Richard Murphy
no incentive for them to line up
(with us)," he said.
Murphy noted that "I don't
think that we have reason to
be satisfied with the support
we have gotten around the
world" on U.S. action against
Libya. "We've had very direct
talks with our friends and
allies around the world about
the lack of support for us," he
said.
Meanwhile, Rep. Mel Levine
(D., Cal.) said he has 221 co-
sponsors to the resolution he
introduced to prohibit the
arms sale. A similar resolution
in the Senate, introduced by
Sen. Alan Cranston (D., Cal.)
has been signed by 63
senators.
Both Houses of Congress
must pass the resolution by
May 8 to prevent the sale from
going through. But Murphy
reiterated that if Congress
does adopt a resolution of
disapproval President Reagan
will veto it.
The threat of the veto was
not mentioned in a letter Rep.
Lee Hamilton (D., Ind.), the
subcommittee's chairman,
released during the hearing
from Secretary of State
George Shultz.
Stressing the necessity for a
"balanced policy in the Middle
East," Shultz said "efforts to
block all arms sales to
moderate Arab states, simply
because they have not been
perceived as totally supportive
of our efforts in the peace pro-
cess, can make that balanced
policy impossible and the at-
tainment of peace all the more
difficult."
"This is neither in our in-
terest, nor, I would submit,
that of Israel," he continued.
"Particularly at a time when
Khadafy and Khomeini are
trying to radicalize the Arab
and Muslim world, our
moderate friends in the area
need our support, not our
rejection."
The lack of Saudi support for
the peace process has been one
of the major objections of
members of Congress to the
Saudi sale, as it was to the sale
of arms to Jordan, which was
withdrawn earlier this year.
Whatever the outcome of the
missile sale, the issue will
come up again when the Ad-
ministration will bring before
Congress the certification for
the delivery of the five
AWACS sold in 1981. Murphy
said this would occur in June
or shortly afterwards.
The Jewish Community Day School's recipients of the
"Mensch of the Month" award for the Hebrew month of Adar
Bet are (left to right): Janine Katzen, first grade; Daniel Eis-
inger, first grade; Monica Shore, first grade; Max Zaretsky,
second grade; Robert Dockswell, kindergarten; Benjamin
Lubin, second grade; Jesse Miller, kindergarten; and Mark
Glassman, second grade.
The Jewish Community Day School's recipients of the
"Mensch of the Month" award for the Hebrew month of
Nisan are (left to right): Darren Hirsowitz, first grade; Rory
Glucksman. kindergarten; Rachel Needle, second grade; Dina
Greene, kindergarten; Johanna Kandel, second grade; Tif-
fany Leipzig, kindergarten; Vanessa Davis, second grade;
Jennifer Gales, kindergarten; Laura Klein, first grade;'and
Joy Kahlenberg, first grade.
Waldheim Pending
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
A decision on whether
Austrian Presidential can-
didate Kurt Waldheim will be
barred from entering the
United States because of his
past-war time activities
as a Wehrmacht officer
was not reached bfore the
May 4 election, in which
Waldheim failed to win an ab-
solute majority, forcing a
runoff election against can-
didate Kurt Steyrer on June 8.
In a news conference here,
Attorney General Edwin
Meese was asked about
reports that Neal Sher, direc-
tor of the Justice Depart-
ment's Office of Special In-
vestigations, had recommend-
ed in a written report that
Waldheim be placed on an Im-
migration and Naturalization
list of persons to be excluded
from entering the country
because of their war-time
activities.
Meese told reporters that
the matter "has not even
started up the decision-making
levels in the department." A
Justice Department official
said that the recommendation
of the OSI is "routinely ac-
cepted as the position of the
department." But, the
spokesoian noted, "Waldheim
is not a routine case."
Waldheim, the former
United Nations Secretary
General from 1972-81, has
denied that he participated in
war crimes as a German of-
ficer in the Balkans during
World War II, or that he had
knowledge as an intelligence
officer of the deportation of
Greek Jews from Salonika to
Nazi death camps.
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Local Leader Reports On UJA Allocations Missio
By LLOYD RESNICK
Having recently returned
from the 10-day National
Allocations Mission to
Romania and Israel sponsored
by United Jewish Appeal,
Alvin Wilensky, a member of
the Budget and Allocations
Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County and its former chair-
man, defined the purpose of
the trip by saying, "We were
there to acquaint ourselves,
and through us to acquaint the
communities we represented,
with the various types of work
the Jewish Agency, United
Jewish Appeal, United Israel
Appeal and the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee are doing and
what their needs are."
Wilensky added that he and
the other representatives from
18 American cities which
represent approximately 50
percent of UJA's allocations
were advised on how to
facilitate the budget and
allocations process within
their own communities.
While noting that the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County has maintained an an-
nual allocation to UJA of ap-
Cximately 60 percent of
ds raised, before expenses,
Wilensky added that national-
ly the percentage of contribu-
tions to UJA from American
Federations, which help Jews
in Israel and other parts of the
Diaspora, has declined over
the years from 64 to 52
percent.
"The total number of dollars
is up, but the percentages are
down, and the mission made it
clear that this is a very serious
matter," Wilensky said.
Speaking of Romania, the
first stop on the mission
itinerary, Wilensky said, "The
level of deprivation and pover-
ty in that country is
unbelievable." He described
government-imposed restric-
tions such as limiting lighting
in homes to a single, 40-watt
light bulb and heating to no
higher than 50 degrees
Fahrenheit. No private
vehicles are allowed on the
streets during the winter, and
public transportation is inade-
quate to handle the cold-
weather crowds.
Wilensky added that the
government, in an effort to
reduce a huge foreign debt, is
exporting everything, in-
cluding food and manufac-
tured goods, and the people of
Romania are suffering as a
result.
However, despite the severe
standard of living, the Jewish
community of Romania, accor-
ding to Wilensky, "with the
financial resources furnished
by the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee (JDC), has a slightly
better life than the other
civilians. But it's still very
harsh."
With the help and coopera-
tion of Romania's Chief Rabbi
Moshe Rosen, the JDC sup-
ports various programs and
services in Romania, ranging
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honored at a gala interAtional
dinner in New York at which
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
will launch a year-long celebra-
tion of the Centennial of David
Ben-Gurion. The dinner will be
held on Sunday evening, June
1, in the Grand Ballroom of the
Waldorf-Astoria.
Prime Minister Peres will
present the Silver Ben-Gurion
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exemplary service to Israel,
the Jewish people and the com-
munity at large" to each of the
honorees.
David B. Hermelin, interna-
tional campaign chairman of
the Israel Bond Organization,
will serve as dinner chairman.
The honorees from the
United States represent cities
visited by Ben-Gurion in his
historic nationwide tour in
1951 when he launched the
Israel Bond campaign, now
celebrating its 35th Anniver-
sary. They include Am-
bassador Walter H. An-
nenberg of Philadelphia, Ar-
thur Belfer of New York and
Palm Beach, William Belzberg
of Los Angeles, Lester Crown
of Chicago, Max M. Fisher of
Detroit and Palm Beach, Mor-
ton L. Mandel of Cleveland
and Palm Beach, Harvey M.
Meyerhoff of Baltimore,
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Did You
Know. ..
North American Jewry has
been hailed as the most powerful,
the most affluent, the most suc-
cessful Diaspora community in
Jewish history.
But for many Jews today, this
great dream has become a cruel il-
lusion. Economic hard times have
ripped through the tapestry of
North American Jewry, leaving
gashes of desperation and despair.
Today more Jews are hungry,
jobless, homeless and hopeless
than at any time since the Great
Depression.
True, Jews in need are still a
minority. But because we are
Jews, we cannot tolerate suffer-
ing in even the smallest fraction of
our community. Because we are
Jews, we cannot turn away from
the unaffiliated and uninvolved
the hungry of spirit any more
than we can turn our backs on the
homeless and/or the unemployed.
Washington, D.C., Henry
Taub of New Jersey, Jack D.
Weiler of New York, Charles
Bronfman of Canada and Palm
Beach, Baron Edmond de
Rothschild of France, Lord
Sieff of Brimpton, Claude
Kelman of Paris and Shimshon
Feldman of Mexico.
The Bond Organization's
celebration of Ben-Gurion's
100th birthday will focus on his
pioneering efforts to lay the
foundations of a sound
economy for the newborn
state. From its earliest days,
the leader who proclaimed
Israel's independence was con-
cerned with enlisting the
resources of world Jewry in
the task of helping Israel
achieve economic in-
dependence through long-term
loans (Israel Bonds) and
private investments. He main-
tained an active interest in the
Bond program throughout the
rest of his life, constantly urg-
ing world Jewry to support its
efforts to help make Israel
economically self-sufficient.
Ruth and Alvin Wilensky joined Rabbi Moshe Rosen (left),
Chief Rabbi of Romania, in his private study in Bucharest.
from clothing and food
distribution to meals-on-
wheels and kosher kitchens,
from health education and
homes for the elderly to a
Jewish community center.
"All these life-saving efforts
are being made in a country
where only 25,000 of the
800,000 Jews living there
before World War II remain,"
Wilensky pointed out. Another
remarkable demographic
statistic regarding Romanian
Jewry is that after the war
350,000 Romanian Jews made
aliyah to Israel.
"Approximately one-third of
the 25,000 Jews left in
Romania are over 60 years old,
and they are unlikely to make
aliyah," observed Wilensky.
"The Jewish community in
Romania will eventually disap-
pear, but generations of Roma-
nian Jews will live and flourish
in Israel."
Despite the dwindling
Jewish population Rabbi
Rosen works tirelessly for
those who remain. "Prior to
1967 the JDC was prohibited
by the government from pro-
viding aid in Romania," said
Wilensky. "But Rabbi Rosen,
who has an excellent rapport
with Romania's president and
serves as a member of the
country's parliament, has
helped foster close cooperation
between the government and
the JDC, which is doing a
superb job in Romania and
elsewhere around the world."
The Romanian itinerary in-
cluded a side-trip to Iasi (pro-
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Friday, May 9, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
nounced "yash"), a small town
near the Soviet border with a
current Jewish population of
1,500 served by a single
synagogue.
"In Iaai we laid a wreath at
the grave of 15,000 Jews who
died in a huge pogrom in
1941," Wilensky recalled.
On their first day in Israel,
mission participants visited
the Neve Avoth Geriatric
Center, a 1,000-bed center
which is one of the first and
largest geriatric facilities in
Israel.
"This center used to be a
British army camp," Wilensky
said. "Money from United
Jewish Appeal was put to use
in remodeling the buildings to
create a wonderful, full-service
facility."
In addition to visits to a
Youth Aliyah village and an
absorption center for Ethio-
pian olim where mission par-
ticipants saw first-hand now
Diaspora contributions are at
work educating and training
the new Israelis for jobs, the
Israel itinerary included a trip
to the Arava where Wilensky
and his companions witnessed
the amazing success of several
rural settlements "in the mid-
dle of nowhere."
"It's thrilling and exciting to
see that there, in the middle of
the desert, people are making
things come alive," Wilensky
said.
He noted that settlers at the
Ein Yahav moshav discovered
an ancient underground
aquifer and are tapping water
resources which help these
pioneers grow delicious pro-
duce and support a hi-tech fish-
farming project. Technological
advances made in Israel's
desert settlements, such as
drip irrigation, have caused
American states such as Texas
and Oklahoma to solicit Israeli
help in setting up pilot projects
in the United States.
"Although drilling for water
costs $1 million per well, it is
still six times cheaper than de-
salinization," remarked
Wilensky.
While observing that most of
the produce grown in the
Arava is exported to help
Israel's balance of payments,
Wilensky added that the cost
of settling a single family in
the Arava is $44,000, a quarter
of which is funded by the
Jewish Agency. "If more suc-
cessful rural settlements of
this type are to be established,
financial aid from Diaspora
Jewry will have to be for-
thcoming," he said.
Equally impressive for
Wilensky was his tour of Hod
HaSharon, our local Federa-
tion's Project Renewal twin
community in Israel. Joined by
Elizabeth Homans, Palm
Beach County's Project
Renewal liaison, Wilensky
witnessed the changes in the
once-deprived neighborhoods
of Giora and Gil Amal.
"The Project Renewal staff
and the residents themselves
are doing a terrific job," said
Wilensky. "You can see the
physical and spiritual im-
provements everywhere. Peo-
ple are taking pride in
themselves and their
neighborhoods.
"It's obvious that Project
Renewal funds have been a
tremendous boost in the
deprived areas," Wilensky
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school for young Ethiopian olim.
continued. "The sociological,
physical and educational
status of the population in
these two areas has been rais-
ed significantly. But the need
for funding continues."
The bottom line, Wilensky
concluded, is that Israel's
economic austerity program
will result in severe, across-
the-board cutbacks in social
and educational programs, and
Diaspora-communities must
take up the slack.
"The mission made us all
aware of what tremendous
work has already been done,"
he said, "but we were also
shown, in both countries, how
much more we need to do."
At a date-processing plant in the northern Arava, Joel
turschner, program associate for the Joint Distribution Com-
mittee; David Agronin, staff member of the National United
Jewish Appeal's Allocations Department; Victor Gelb, UJA
national allocations chairman; and Alvin Wilensky of the
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Page 18 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, May 9, 1986
Soviet Jewry: Fact and Fiction
MYTH: THERE IS A JEWISH HOMELAND
IN THE USSR. "Jews, like aU other nationalities,
have their own land the autonomous district of
Birobidzhan."
FACTS: Birobidzhan is an area near the
Chinese border and is known as the Jewish
Autonomous Region (Oblast) of Birobidzhan.
Created in 1934 by Stalin, authorities frequently
point to Birobidzhan as "the Jewish homeland in
the USSR," in an effort to refute appeals for
repatriation to Israel. However, Jews comprise ap-
proximately 5 percent of the total Birobidzhan
population, and only 0.7 percent of the total Soviet
Jewish population. It cannot, therefore, be serious-
ly regarded as a homeland for Jews in the Soviet
Union.
Furthermore, Birobidzhan is a remote territory
in the eastern part of the country, near the Chinese
border, and is far removed from the Jewish popula-
tion centers of the Western regions.
With the exception of a small theatrical or
folkloric group, with limited performances, and a
small Yiddish newspaper, which does not contain
Jewish news,- there is nothing Jewish about the
district. jj^
MYTH: JEWffigJIE^lpRIVILEGEn NA-
TIONALITY. "HoW can fRl speak to us of
discrimination when Jews oifk^disproportionately
represented in such professions as law, medicine,
science and the arts?"
FACTS: In 1950, Jews constituted 15 percent
of all scientific workers in the Soviet Union; today,
the figure is less than 5 percent. In 1974, Jews
ranked second among holders of the Doctor of
Science degree (the nation's highest academic
degree), and third among holders of the Candidate
of Science degree (the second highest academic
degree). The fact that the average age of Jewish
recipients was 10 years older than others suggests
a decrease in Jews permitted to enter the system,
resulting in a decrease in access to employment
and a drop in the number of Jewish professionals.
Cultural and scientific fields did offer Jews
significant opportunities until the past decade. A
new university admissions policy after 1968 sharp-
ly reduced Jews' enrollment in higher education.
As a result, a rapid decline in the already limited
job opportunities is anticipated in the coming
decade. #
Vertical mobility is severely limited, and few
Jews are permitted to rise beyond middle level
positions. Some professions, for practical pur-
poses, are now virtually closed to Jews. In political
life Jews have been almost completely excluded
from the party leadership, top state bureaucracy,
Supreme Soviet (the nominal parliament),
diplomatic corps, high military establishment and
foreign trade apparatus. There are none in the
Politburo, the party Secretariat and the Central
Committee apparatus. In the various Soviet
legislatures, the percentage of Jews never exceeds
.0004.
MYTH: THE USSR LEADS THE WORLD IN
RESPECT TO THE PROPORTION OF JEWS
WITH A HIGHER EDUCATION. "Charges of
anti-Jewish discrimination in higher education are
Zionist propaganda and slander. The Soviet state
has created for Jews better conditions than any
other country. There is no anti-Jewish discrimina-
tion in higher educational institutions."
FACTS: Contrary to assertions made by Soviet
officials, and in the Soviet Constitution itself.
Soviet Jews actually seem to be deprived of equal
opportunity in education. Discriminatory practices
affect all Jews including those who have not ap-
plied to emigrate and also affect non-Jews with
partial Jewish ancestry.
A 1982 study by two Soviet teachers of
mathematics, Valery Senderov and Boris Kanev-
sky, indicated that most Jewish applicants were be-
ing rejected from Moscow University's elite
mathematics department on the basis of nationali-
ty, not qualifications. Senderov and Kanevsky did
not lightly provide evidence; they were imprisoned
as a result of exposing the system.
Jews have been similarly blocked from study-
ing sciences and the humanities. A woman who
graduated with top grades from the English
department of the Leningrad University was refus-
ed admission to the post-graduate program in
English. She was told by a teacher, at a departmen-
tal meeting, that "everyone had agreed" that to ac-
cept a Jew was "completely out of the question."
MYTH: THERE IS NO ANTI-SEMITISM IN
THE USSR. "The Soviet Union has eliminated all
vestiges of anti-Semitism from the Tsarist period.
The U.S. Government should not criticize the Soviet
Union when in the U.S. anti-Semitic literature is
freely distributed, a Nazi party does exist and
former Nazi criminals have been given refuge."
FACTS: While anti-Semitism does, unfor-
tunately, exist in the West it is neither pro-
mulgated nor condoned by Western governments,
as it is in the Soviet Union. Perpetrators are pro-
secuted, according to prevailing local and national
statutes.
In the Soviet Union during the past 15 years
nearly 120 books and brochures with anti-Semitic
overtones were identified, some of them in editions
of 150,000 to 200,000 copies.
On June 6, 1983, the newly-formed Anti-
Zionist Committee of the Soviet Public announced
its intention to launch an intensive campaign
"against Zionism." General David Dragunsky, in a
Soviet military uniform, issued a public statement
denouncing Zionism as a "chauvinistic and racist
, man-hating ideology increasingly
modeled on the ideas and methods of Hitler."
Soviet authorities have promoted books by Lev
Korneyev, including The Class Essence of Zionism
which claims that Jews themselves were partly
responsible for the Holocaust. It further claimed
that wherever Jews live outside Israel, they repre-
sent a potentially subversive "fifth column."
Soviet anti-Semitism has become part of
military indoctrination programs. A recent article
in the major Soviet military journal, Sovietskii
Voin, for example, described an alleged "Masonic
Zionist strategy ... for subverting both Soviet
society and the Warsaw Pact structure and for
achieving world domination."
In November, 1984, Leningrad television aired
a 27-minute "documentary" entitled "Hirelings
and Accomplices," which accused Jews desiring to
emigrate to Israel of anti-Soviet behavior, and con-
tended that they have been coerced by "outsiders"
to continue allegedly conspiratorial emigration ac-
tivities. Broadcast during prime-time viewing
hours, the film identified several Leningrad Jews.
Ignoring the fact that they have been fired from
their jobs after applying for exit visas, the broad-
cast accused them of refusing to do productive
work. Illustrative of the Anti-Zionist Committee's
intensified media campaign, the broadcast sought
to discredit the refusenik community at a time
when several Hebrew teachers and cultural ac-
tivists faced trial on spurious charges.
MYTH: NO MORE JEWS DESIRE TO
EMIGRATE "All Jews who wanted to heave the
Soviet Union have left. Family reunification has
been completed. The decline in emigration in recent
years is simply due to the fewer number of persons
requesting exit visas."
FACTS: There are over 350,000 individuals
who requested and were sent affidavits from
Israel, the first step in the lengthy process of fami-
ly reunification and repatriation. There is every
reason to believe that most of these people still
want to leave.
MYTH: THE ONLY JEWS DENIED EXIT
VISAS ARE SECURITY RISKS "The few Jews
who are denied exit visas are those individuals who
have been exposed to state secrets. You cannot expect
us to allow individuals who pose risks to state
security to leave the country."
FACTS: The Soviet Union has no statute of
limitations on the time that must pass before
classified information is no longer considered rele-
vant. Despite the fact that rapid technological
change outdates many state secrets quickly, the
visa request of any individual who has allegedly
been exposed to classified material may be denied
for an indeterminate period of time.
MYTH: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A
PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE "Don't talk to us
about so-called Prisoners of Conscience. Sharansky
and the others are common criminals or, worse,
spies, and not the political prisoners the West
makes them out to be."
FACTS: Many Jews are arrested and convicted
on trumped-up charges after their desire to
emigrate is made public through their visa applica-
tions. The Soviet system of justice allows the
Soviet police to arrest individuals, then conduct an
investigation and lastly find a crime with which to
charge them.
SPECIFIC EXAMPLES: Refusenik Ida Nudel
was convicted on charges of "malicious
hooliganism" for simply hanging a sign on her
balcony reading "KGB, Give Me My Visa." She
was then sentenced to four years in exile in Siberia,
a sentence she completed in 1982. She has not been
permitted to emigrate though she first applied in
1971.
Yuri Tarnopolsky was arrested in March, 1983
for "circulation of fabrications known to be false
which defame the Soviet state and social system."
He signed a protest letter, in 1982, which described
the ordeal of Jewish refuseniks in Kharkov.
On November 19, 1984, Yakov Levin, an
Odessa Hebrew teacher, was sentenced to three
years in a labor camp for "circulating false
materials which defame the Soviet state and social
system." The evidence against Levin included
possession of Leon Uris' novel, Exodus, and
writings by Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky,
which predate the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and
the creation of the Soviet state.
One month later, Yuli Edelshtein of Moscow
was sentenced to three years in a labor camp based
on spurious charges of drug possession. His arrest
proved the forerunner of a series of libelous media
allegations linking Judaism with drug use. During
several house searches, authorities confiscated and
defaced religious artifacts under the guise that
drugs would be found hidden within them.
(National Conference on*Soviet Jewry)


Refusenik 'Roll Call' Dramatizes Soviet Jews
Seeking to Emigrate
WASHINGTON (JTA) More than 100 legislators,
as well as Congressional spouses and leaders of religious,
labor and human rights organizations, took part in a recent
all-day "roll call" of Jews seeking to emigrate from the
Soviet Union.
The rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building here was
bedecked with a photographic exhibit of refuseniks and their
families, as well as some of the very few remaining synagogues in
the Soviet Union, providing a poignant backdrop for the
ceremony which was launched by House Speaker Thomas (Tip)
O Neill (D.. Mass.).
Jews throughout the world gather to recite the traditional
phrase 'Next Year in Jerusalem' as they celebrate Passover the
Festival of freedom." O'Neill said in a statement introducing the
10,000-name roll call.
"For Jewish refuseniks in the Soviet Union these words take on
a significant meaning. As we call out the names of the 10.000
refuseniks and the number of years they have waited to emigrate,
we hope to express our solidarity with those struggling to be
free."
The ceremony was sponsored by Congressional Wives for
Soviet Jews and supported by the National Conference on Soviet
Jewry Soviet
Jewry
Update
Soviet Refusenik Enrolled for Refresher
Course at Hebrew University-Hadassah Dental School
JERUSALEM Dr. Mark Nashpitz, a Soviet trained
dentist whose 14-year wait to emigrate to Israel finally
ended in October, 1985, has accepted Hadassah's offer of
professional retraining and has enrolled in a special 12-18
month course at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Dental
School founded by the Alpha Omega Fraternity. His wife.
Ludmilla, expected to start training as a dental assistant at
the same time, but has postponed the course due to her
pregnancy with their second child.

Dr. Nashpitz practiced dentistry in Moscow fr 1970-1974. Because of his arrests during a demonstration
in 1975 he was imprisoned for five years in Siberia ajid
practiced his profession for three years in a small village
there. But after he refused to answer questions about his
friend Anatoly Shcharansky during nine days of grilling by
the KGB, it was decreed that he could never practice as a
dentist in his country again because he was a Zionist and
would kill Soviet people! After he was released from prison
for the second time in 1979, he worked as a factory worker
until his unexpected release last fall.
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Friday, May 9, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 19
AJCommittee Leader Predicts
Vatican To Establish Ties With Israel
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
The Vatican has decided to
establish diplomatic relations
with Israel and this could hap-
pen within a year, according to
Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, direc-
tor of international relations of
the American Jewish Commit-
tee who has maintained close
contacts with Catholic leaders
since he attended Vatican
Council II as an observer 20
years ago.
Tanenbaum based his
forecast on recent conversa-
tions he had with cardinals and
other church officials in the
U.S., Europe and South
America. "The question is not
whether it will happen. The
question is when and how it
will happen," he says.
In the past few weeks, at
least two cardinals told him
that "the decision has been
made by the Pope and the
Vatican Secretariat of State"
to formally recognize the
Jewish State, Tanenbaum
reported. He did not identify
the cardinals.
Terrorists Held in Murder of Tourist
TEL AVIV (JTA) Security sources announced
last week the arrest of the terrorists who fatally shot Bri-
tain tourist Paul Appelby in the Old City of Jerusalem and
who may be responsible for at least one other murder and
two attempted murders of tourists there during the past
two months.
The suspects were said to belong to the Abu Moussa fac-
tion of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which broke
away from the mainstream PLO headed by Yasir Arafat
and is reportedly backed by Syria. A Jerusalem
magistrates court banned the release of further details.
Appelby, 28, was killed by a .22 caliber bullet fired into
the base of his skull as he was about to enter the Garden
Tomb, the burial place of Jesus according to Protestant
tradition. The same caliber bullet murdered an Israeli
businesswoman, Zehavia Ben-Ovadia, in her office near the
Damascus Gate on Apr. 13.
The suspects are also believed to have wounded an
American Jewish tourist, David Blumenfeld, in the Old Ci-
ty last Mar. 7, and a German woman tourist on Apr. 16.
Blumenfeld, a Conservative rabbi from Long Island, is ex-
ecutive director of the New York City Holocaust Memorial
Commission. He was shot in the head. The German woman
sustained a slight shoulder wound as she and her husband
were entering a Christian shrine in the Old City.
El Al's Bookings Down 10 Percent
TEL AVIV (JTA) El Al, Israel's national airline,
has sustained a 10 percent loss of American bookings to
Europe and the Middle East because of the terrorist threat
following the U.S. air strike against Libya on April 14. But
it has suffered far less than other airlines which on the
average have lost 35 percent of their bookings, according
to El Al spokesman Nahman Kleiman.
He said the Israeli carrier benefitted from media reports
of its security measures, considered the most stringent of
any airline. Many American tourists coming to Israel
prefer the direct flights to Tel Aviv offered by El Al. Other
airlines require a change of planes in Europe.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Tourism reported an in-
crease of tourism to Israel from Europe. Traffic from West
Germany increased by four percent in the first quarter of
1986 compared to the same period in 1985, he said. There
has been a sue percent rise from the United Kingdom, four
percent from Switzerland and 27 percent from all of the
Scandinavian countries.
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has everything!
Even the nearness of
your family.
Pope John Paul II visited the
main synagogue in Rome on
April 13, the first Papal visit to
a Jewish house of worship in
history. Although he made no
statement on the issue of
diplomatic ties with Israel on
that occasion, the visit raised
speculation that such a move
by the Vatican is imminent.
According to Tanenbaum,
one possible step would be to
appoint an apostolic delegate
to Israel. Currently there is
what Catholic and Jewish
leaders regard as "de facto"
Vatican recognition of Israel,
whose diplomatic represen-
tatives in Italy have full access
to Vatican officials. Formal
recognition would involve an
exchange of Ambassadors.
Tananbaum explained why
the Vatican has refrained from
recognizing Israel since its
establishment in 1948. There
are unresolved disputes over
Israel's boundaries, the rights
of Palestinians in the Israel-
administered territories and
the Vatican's long-standing
view that Jerusalem must be
an international city, not the
capital of a Jewish State.
There is also, Tanenbaum
noted, the "genuine fear" of
reprisals against Christians in
Moslem-dominated Arab
states should the Vatican
recognize Israel. Citing such
concerns, Tanenbaum advised
Jewish groups to be patient
while the Vatican works out
the problem. The fear of
reprisals against Christians is
"not an abstraction," Tanen-
baum said. But he predicted
Vatican ties with Israel within
a year, "provided the boat is
not rocked by extremists on
any side."
JFCS Delivers Passover Food
Jewish Family and Children's Service caseworkers, Marilyn
David Topperman (left) and Barbara Friedlander (right) are
shown assembling Passover food boxes for distribution to in-
dividuals and families in our community. A total of 33 boxes
of food serving 53 individuals were distributed this holiday.
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Barack Speaks
I
Carol Barack, GFCS, Vocational Guidance Counselor at the
Jewish Family and Children's Service, was the guest speaker
for the Professional Secretaries International Meeting held
at the Helen Wilkes Hotel on April 18 in West Palm Beach.
Mrs. Barack's topic covered career planning and job hunting
strategies. Shown above (left to right) are Shirley Jones,
Ruth Giltrap, Carol Barack and Marlene Smith.
UN Security Council Votes
To Extend UNIFIL Mandate
Arafat Indictment
Continued from Page 1
1973. Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) and Charles Grassley (R., Iowa), the two
who initiated the letter, subsequently sent Meese a declassified 1975 study con-
ducted for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which asserts that
the murders were "approved by Yasir Arafat.
Also pressing for an investigation into the alleged role of Arafat have been
the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank, and the National Jewish
Coalition.
In the Justice Deparment's letter to Congress, Assistant Attorney General
John Bolton maintained that the U.S. lacked legal jurisdiction and sufficient
evidence to seek Arafat's prosecution for the two murders. He said that retroac-
tively applying a 1976 law on prosecuting suspects in terrorist kilings overseas
would violate the Constitution.
In view of the lack of jurisdiction, Bolton said, "undertaking an exhaustive
global search for additional detailed evidence of Arafat's complicity in the 1973
murders would divert precious investigative resources which we must devote to
locating and apprehending those responsible for terrorist attacks in cases where
we do have jurisdiction."
Among the cases he noted were the hyacking of TWA airliner 847 in June
1985, in which an American Navy diver was killed, and last October's hijacking of
the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, in which an elderly American Jew, Leon Kl-
inghoffer, was murdered. Saying he was "extremely disappointed" at the deci-
sion not to seek prosecution, Lautenberg maintained in a statement that "a
strong argument could be made that the department had jurisdiction to go after
Arafat if it had the political will." He called the Justice Department's failure to
conduct an exhaustive investigation "inexcusable."
b
UNITED NATIONS -
(JTA) The mandate for the
5,825-troop United Nations
peacekeeping force in south
Lebanon was extended by
three months by the
unanimous vote of the
15-member Security Council.
The unusual agreement
among Security Council na-
tions marked the first time the
Soviet Union and its allies did
not abstain on the mandate
renewal vote for the
peacekeeping operation in
south Lebanon, established in
1978.
"The Soviet Union shares
the opinion of Lebanon on the
need to retain the presence of
UNIFIL," said the Soviet
Union's chief delegate, Yuri
Dubinin, referring to the
United Nations Interim Force
in Lebanon. "UNIFIL acts as
a decisive factor in impeding
the plans of Israel in
Lebanon."
The Soviets have in the past
not given support for UN
peacekeeping operations. In
the recent vote, Bulgaria join-
ed with the Soviet Union in
favor of the UNIFIL mandate
extension.
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