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Jewish floridian
i-i West Bank
Violence Continues
On Sunday, Nov. 30, 15 teen-agers who at-
tend Midrasha-Judaica High School and
their parents met in the offices of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
to call over 300 teen-agers and their parents
to invite them to a special Midraaha Issues
Forum on "The Danger of Drugs and
Alcohol." The forum, which was held on
Dec. 3, included a panel of drug addiction
specialists and drug addicts moderated by
psychotherapist Dr. Norma Schulman. (An
article about the forum will appear in next
week's Jewish Floridian.)
Senior Israeli Official
Had Ties With North
Israel admitted last week that
a senior official of the Prime
Minister's Office had contact
with U.S. Marine Corps Lt.
Col. Oliver North but that he
knew nothng of the transfer of
proceeds from the sale of
American arms to Iran to the
Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
A statement issued by the
Prime Minister's Office said
that North, who was fired
recently from the staff of
President Reagan's National
Security Council, had briefed
Amiram Nir, the Prime
Minister's advisor on ter-
rorism at the time of the arms
deal. But Nir was not told the
money would go to the Con-
tras, the statement said.
The statement was Israel's
latest contradiction of
repeated assertions in
Washington that Israeli of-
ficials knew where the profits
of the arms sale went. North
was named by U.S. Attorney
General Edwin Meese as the
key figure in the transfer of
funds to the Contras, osten-
sibly without the knowledge of
President Reagan or other top
Administration figures.
Meese, at a White House
press conference Nov. 25, im-
f'Heated "representatives of
srael" in the transfer of
money paid by Iran to Swiss
bank accounts maintained by
the Contras. Reagan said last
Monday that "another country
had facilitated the weapons
shipments to Iran and
deposited the overcharge in
the Contra bank accounts. He
did not name the other country
but was widely perceived to be
referring to Israel.
Sources here said that the
President was not referring to
Israel and Israel therefore
decided not to address the
President directly on the mat-
ter. It has, however, given
Continued on Page 19
Landmark Ruling By
Israel's High Court
President's Dinner, Lion of
Judah Chairmen Named 3
Dr. Lorber Renamed Foun-
tain's Chair... page 7
Federation Communica-
tion's Committee Chair
Appointed... page 9
Italian Jews Face Major
Test... page 11
Supreme Court panel has ruled
unanimously that the Interior
Ministry may not inscribe the
word "converted" on the iden-
tification card of a person con-
verted to Judaism.
The decision, hailed in liberal
and secular circles and angrily
condemned by the Orthodox
establishment is seen likely to
revive the bitter debate over
the Who is a Jew issue because
it involved a conversion per-
formed by a Reform rabbi in
the U.S. The court ruling is
considered a landmark
because it makes clear the
supremacy of civil law in
down by a panel of three
justices Supreme Court
President Meir Shamgar,
Menahem Eylon and Miriam
Ben-Porat. Eylon, in an adden-
dum to the ruling, stated that
the word "converted" on an
identification card was con-
trary to religious law. A
number of leading rabbis
agreed with him on halachic
grounds, though others have
ruled differently.
A storm is centered on In-
terior Minister Rabbi Yitzhak
Peretz of the Orthodox Shas
Party whose resignation was
demanded here by Orthodox
leaders. The court acted on an
appeal by Shoshana Miller
against the Interior Ministry.
22-year-old students at Bir
Zeit University in the West
Bank were killed by Israeli
soldiers and border police last
Thursday in an attempt to
break up a riot in which a
border policeman and an
Israeli civilian were struck by
rocks. Eleven students were
Military sources said the
soldiers fired into the air and
then at the feet of the rioters
who continued to hurl stones
and bottles of gasoline. There
were also riots in nearby
Ramallah, north of Jerusalem.
Local merchants observed a
full commercial strike.
Unrest has been endemic at
Bir Zeit. Disturbances
escalated on November 29, the
39th anniversary of the United
Nations General Assembly's
decision to partition Palestine
into Jewish and Arab states.
They continued for several
days, related apparently to the
upsurge of fighting between
Palestinians and the Amal
Shiite militia in South
Last Thursday's outburst
was seen as a reaction to
Israeli intervention on the side
of Amal. An Israel Navy gun-
boat shelled Palestinian posi-
tions near the Lebanese port
of Sidon for two hours
The students were apparent-
ly also incensed by Israel
Defense Force roadblocks set
up on the approaches to the
campus during the past 10
days which made them late for
About 400 students stoned
passing cars and burned tires
in the road last Thursday mor-
Continued on Page 18
World Jewish
world Jewish population is
declining rapidly and may be
reduced to a total of six million
within one generation, accor-
ding to a report of a
demographic study presented
to the World Zionist Organiza-
tion Executive last week.
Diaspora Jewry is dwindling
due to intermarriage and a low
birthrate, the study found. The
Jewish population of Israel is
growing slowly because of im-
migration and a slightly higher
birthrate. The birthrate
among Jews worldwide is only
1.5 children per family. In
Israel it is 2.8 children per
But on a global basis this is
not enough to sustain
equilibrium, the study said. It
Continued on Page 19
THE RULING was handed Continued oa Page lt
Harry Turbiner (right), President of Con-
gregation Aitz Chain, preaenta an award of
appreciation to H. Irwin Levy, Chainaan of
the Board of Cenvill Development Corpora-
tion, for his auppoii of the congregation in
providing them with a meeting place to hold
services at the Century Village Clubhouse
prior to the construction of their new
building. The presentation waa made at a
reception held in Mr. Levy's honor at Con-
gregation Aitz Chaim.

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 12, 1986
Looking Back
25 Years of Local
Jewish Federation History
Robert E. List continues as Federation President. Cyn-
nie List is Women's Division President.
Federation gives grant to the newly organized Jewish
Student Union at Florida Atlantic University.
Women's Division institutes Community Calendar and
Welcome Wagon.
Regular Campaign tops $110,000 with Israel Emergen-
cy Fund reaching nearly $65,000.
- \

Cynnie List (right) with Thelma Newman (left) who
chaired a Women's Division fund-raiser at the home of
Goldie Paley (standing) in 1968.
Jewish Iranian Parliament
Member Under Arrest
Manoucher Kalini Nikruz, the
only Jewish member of the Ma-
jlis, the Iranian Parliament,
has been arrested and charged
with "moral turpitude" by the
Islamic State Prosecutor for
alleged "illicit sexual rela-
tions" with several young
women and men employed in a
clinic he heads, the English-
language daily Tehran Times
Nikruz, a 40-year-old phar-
macist, was elected to the Ira-
nian legislative assembly two-
and-a-half years ago to occupy
the seat the Iranian Constitu-
tion reserves for a represen-
tative of the Jewish communi-
ty. Despite parliamentary im-
munity, he is being detained in
Tehran's central prison, the
newspaper report said. There
was no confirmation from any
other source.
Women's Division 1968-69
The Six Day War, a turning
point throughout the Jewish
world, also touched the way
women in Palm Beach County
looked at their Jewish com-
munity organizations. Two
women, Cynnie List in 1968
and Staci Lesser in 1969, guid-
ed the Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County through those
changing years.
Mrs. List noted that after
the Six Day War, Women's
Division began to examine the
way it carried out its stated
purpose. "We realized that the
community was beginning to
grow rapidly and that
Women's Division wouldn't be
the same. We decided to be
more than a three month Cam-
paign Division of Federation
and to provide programs and
services on behalf of and for
women in our community."
Women's Division went
through its first major
reorganization at that time
and was renamed Federation
of Jewish Women. Represen-
tatives of the FJW met with
the Presidents of all the
Jewish women's organizations
in town and formed a
Presidents' Council which met
a few times a year to discuss
items of community interest.
Mrs. List was asked to be
president of this new group.
In addition the FJW commit-
ted to keeping a Community
Calendar for all the organiza-
tions. "However, we were
tripping over our own growth.
We managed the calendar for
several years until it expanded
to the point where the Federa-
tion office had to take it over
.- -;v".il
Staci Lesser (center) pours coffee at an early Presidents Tea
held at her home.
need in the community, they
would try to fill it. "Every Fri-
day we would take a challah
and a few oranges to families
who had just moved into the
community. The Welcome
Wagon program was very well
receivea. We gave it up reluc-
tantly, however, when the
community grew too large to
cover adequately."
Mrs. List, who continues her
active involvement to this day,
looks back on those early years
with fond memories. "The
frustrations were many but
on a day to day basis," explain-
ed Mrs. List.
The community grew so fast
that the leadership had their
hands full keeping up with all
the activity. Mrs. List solved
this "crisis" in a unique way.
"I remember that it was dur-
ing the time that my husband
Bob was serving his second
term as Federation President
and I was FJW President that
we put a second telephone in
our home. It has been there
ever since."
According to Mrs. List,
when Women's Division saw a
Continued on Page 18
"Is 1986 the best year to make a gift to the
Federation's Endowment Fund?"
Your accountant will probably answer with an
emphatic "YES". The pending Tax Reform Act
indicates that there will be a distinct advantage in
making substantial gifts before the end of this year.
You and the community can benefit from your
donation to the Federation's Endowment Fund.
For more information on how your gift can:
...provide you with income for life, or
...allow you to recommend future distributions
to charities, or
...perpetuate your annual gift to the Campaign,
Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Inc.
501 South Flagler Drive. Suite 305
West Palm Beach. FL 33401

Friday, December 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
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Blonder To Chair President's Dinner
Greenbaum, Marks Named As Vice Chairmen
Erwin H. Blonder, President
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, has been
named to chair the $10,000
minimum gift President's Din-
ner given on behalf of the 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign. The an-
nouncement was made by
Jeanne Levy, General Cam-
paign Chairman, who also
named Lionel P. Greenbaum
and Sidney Marks to serve as
Vice Chairmen of the dinner.
The event will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m., at
The Breakers, Palm Beach.
Mrs. Levy noted that last
year's inaugural President's
Dinner was very successful.
"The President's Dinner
recognizes another significant
level of giving which helps set
the pace for the 1987 Cam-
paign. We are honored that
Erwin, Lionel and Sidney, who
have been and continue to be
most active community
leaders, will be chairing our
In commenting on his ap-
pointment, "Mr. Blonder said,
"I am pleased that once again
I will be taking an active role
in the Federation-UJA Cam-
paign in addition to presiding
over the entire Federation
structure. Together with my
very dedicated and capable
Vice Chairmen, we will be
working hard to involve even
more people in this level of
Erwin Blonder is serving his
second year as President of
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County. He is the foun-
ding President of the Joseph
L. Morse Geriatric Center. He
was very active in his home
town of Cleveland, Ohio,
where he served as a member
of the Boards of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews, Mt. Sinai Hospital,
Council Gardens, and the
Jewish Convalescent Hospital.
He has served the Menorah
Park Jewish Home for the Ag-
ed in Cleveland as Board
Member, Treasurer and Presi-
Erwin H. Blonder
dent, and the Jewish Com-
munity Federation of
Cleveland as Board Member,
Co-Chairman of the Welfare
Drive, and in several other
Lionel Greenbaum is Vice
President of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County, having served as
Secretary in 1985. Mr. Green-
baum has been very active in
Lionel P. Greenbaum
both the Jewish and general
community of Palm Beach
County, where he serves on
the Board of United Way, the
Palm Beach Festival and is a
member of the Economic
Council. He was also active in
his home community of
Cleveland, Ohio, serving on
the Board of the Jewish
Federation. Mr. Greenbaum is
Senior Vice President of Mer-
rill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and
Sidney Marks, who became a
permanent resident of Palm
Sidney Marks
Beach five years ago, is a
native of Boston,
Massachusetts where he serv-
ed as the Chairman of the
Automotive Division of the
Combined Jewish Philan-
thropies of Greater Boston. He
is a member of this com-
munity's Federation-UJA
Campaign Cabinet. Mr. Marks,
currently a practicing
lawyer with the Interstate
Commerce Commission, is a
member of the Governor's
Safety Council, and a member
Continued on Page 6
Sheila Engelstein
Jackie Eder
Shirley Leibow
Engelstein, Eder, and Leibow
To Chair Lion Of Judah
Women's Division
1987 Campaign Major Events
Lion of Judah
$5,000 minimum commitment
Pacesetters Luncheon
$1,200 minimum commitment
Jiwiih Fdaration ol Palm &ch County
Carol Greenbaum, Cam-
paign Vice President of the
Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, has announced
the appointment of Sheila
Engelstein, Jackie Eder, and
Shirley Leibow to co-chair the
Lion of Judah reception. A
Sherry Hour in honor of the
Lion of Judah recipients will
be hosted by Mrs. Edwin M.
Roth of Palm Beach on Thurs-
day, Jan. 15, 3 p.m. at her
Initiated in 1972 by the
Women's Division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Miami, the Lion of Judah
category, symbolized interna-
tionally by an originally
designed 14K gold pin,
recognizes women whose per-
sonal commitments to the an-
nual Federation-UJA Cam-
paign signifies a minimum gift
of $5,000.
Mrs. Greenbaum, in making
the announcement said, "With
the dedication and commit-
ment of Sheila, Jackie and
Shirley, we are looking for-
ward once again to an outstan-
ding event and the participa-
tion of many more women in
our community."
Mrs. Engelstein, who has co-
chaired this event for the past
two years, said, "We have
almost 140 women in our com-
munity who proudly wear the
Lion of Judah pin as a symbol
of their commitment to help-
ing Jews locally, in Israel and
worldwide." Mrs. Leibow add-
ed, "We are actively working
to reach more and more
women to assure our most suc-
cessful event to-date." She co-
chaired the event with Mrs.
Engelstein last year.
Mrs. Eder noted, "It is most
exciting to be working with
these dedicated women to in-
volve others in showing their
concern tor the Jewish
Sheila Engelstein is im-
mediate past President of
Women's Division, having
served for two years. She is
the first past President to
chair the Lion of Judah. Cur-
rently a Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County and
Women's Division Board
Member, Mrs. Engelstein is
Associate General Campaign
Chairman of the 1987
Continued on Page 6
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 12, 1986
Hate Comes To Campus
Near East Report
Lisa Berg, a sophomore at Cornell University, was one of
more than 200 students who heard self-styled revolu-
tionary Kwame Toure deliver anti-capitalist, anti-Reagan,
anti-Zionist bombast on campus last month. According to
Berg, a campus liaison for the American Israel Public Af-
fairs Committee's Political Leadership Development pro-
gram, the speaker attacked the "Zionist entity" (Israel)
and asserted, "I will use bullets and guns to kill Zionists."
Many of the black students in the crowd almost evenly
diviaed between blacks and whites and some of the
whites "applauded everything he said," Berg noted. "He
got a standing ovation at the end."
During the question-and-answer period she took the
microphone and said, "I'm a Jew. I love Israel and consider
myself a Zionist. Would you shoot me?"
"You don't know what Zionism is ..." Toure retorted.
Then, as Berg explained, "he tried to turn all my words
around and say I didn't understand" Judaism or Zionism.
She took his response as a "yes," but to be sure tried to ask
her question again.
Then, "my mike was turned off. Some people were yell-
ing, 'Shut up! and 'He's already answered your question.' "
In a perverse way thanks are due Toure (Stokeley Car-
michael in a previous incarnation). His campus lecture cir-
cuit which also has included the University of Penn-
sylvania, UCLA, Brooklyn College and, in the Washington,
D.C. area. Howard, American and Maryland universities
provides an antidote to complacency. It reminds us of the
enduring power of hatred, the eternal appeal of
scapegoating, and the "entertainment" value of incite-
ment. It also illustrates through the timidity of universi-
ty authorities the abuse of free speech as the last refuge
of the racist.
At Maryland later in the month Toure embellished his
Cornell performance. Having worked as a warm-up actor
for Louis Farrakhan at Madison Square Garden last year,
Toure borrowed some of the former's rhetoric and inform-
ed Maryland students that Zionism was "Satan in
disguise." He claimed that the philosophy of Jewish na-
tional liberation transformed Judaism into "a gutter
religion" and called Jewish students in the audience
"Zionist pigs."
As Stokeley Carmichael two decades ago Toure was
credited with coining the phrase "black power." He broke
with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,
which he headed, and became "prime minister" of the mili-
tant Black Panthers. Moving progressively toward
violence, toward uncompromising hostility toward whites,
he left the Panthers and moved to Africa.
In Guinea, under Ahmed Sekou Toure's brutal regime, he
fabricated a pan-African revolutionary ideology. He also
supported Uganda's murderous Idi Amin. Back in the
United States, as Kwame Toure, he founded the "All-
African People's Revolutionary Party."
Toure uses the "party's" hodge-podge of Marxist
primitivism and hoary European anti-Semitism to wow
them on campus.
At Maryland last February Toure declared that "the only
good Zionist is a dead Zionist." In November, while a
standing-room-only crowd of about 300 mostly approving
students listened, another 300 and 400 including
students from Hillel, the Jewish Students Organization,
the College Republicans, College Young Democrats and
some fraternities and sororities protested Toure's
Toure on campus raises some provocative questions. He
was participating in black solidarity activities at Cornell.
Would the university dream of allowing "white solidarity"
At Maryland, according to student journalist Jon Greene,
he received a $750 payment in February and $800 last
month through the Black Student Union, which is sup-
ported by student fees. Yet one presumes that Maryland
administrators would have no First Amendment qualms in
telling a Ku Klux Klan speaker to hire his own hall and sell
tickets if he wanted to speak in College Park.
Greene quoted the head of the Maryland Black Student
Union, the group which sponsored Toure, as finding a
positive side to his appearance: "It made people deal with
difficult issues." Yes, bigotry does that. Now, just how do
the apologists for Toure, Farrakhan, et al plan to deal with
that hatred, other than applaud it?
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PLO Office Remains Open
The Justice Department does not intend to
close the Palestine Information Office (PIO) in
Washington, D.C., according to a high-level
Department source. Justice is currently analyz-
ing documents obtained in a five-hour on-site in-
spection of the PIO which it recently conducted.
The PIO is registered with the Justice Depart-
ment to lobby on behalf of the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization.
Sources explain that Justice Department of-
ficials ha- e been convinced by the intelligence
community that it is better to leave the office
open than to force its activities underground.
Furthermore, some officials argue that the First
Amendment guarantees free speech to the per-
manent U.S. residents who staff the PIO. Ad-
vocates of closing the office assert that support
for terrorism, not free speech, is the issue.
A spokesman for the State Department claim-
ed that the operation of the PIO does not con-
tradict U.S. policy which prohibits contact with
the PLO; nor does it conflict with U.S. opposi-
tion to terrorism, since the U.S. does not label
the PLO a terrorist organization. He explained
that "the PLO is an umbrella organization which
includes some terrorists and some organizations
that foster terrorism, but it also includes the
Palestinian verson of the Red Cross and a bar
Regarding the PLO's commitment to "armed
struggle," the official explained that before the
U.S. will deal with the PLO, the organization
must accept UN Security Council Resolutions
242 and 338. By doing so it would "implicitly"
renounce violence, he said. The spokesman saw
no contradiction in the fact that while the U.S.
does not regard the PLO as a terrorist group it
nevertheless acknowledges that the PLO em-
braces "armed struggle.'
A Washington-based expert in terrorism, ex-
plained the State Department view by saying
that "there remain within the Administration
those who want to deal with the PLO."
Near East Report
Plans Being Made For 45th Anniversary
Of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Friday. December 12,1986
Vol.ime 12
10 KISLEV 5747
Number 39
(Part One Of
A Two-Part Series)
Polish and Jewish leaders have
begun preparations for the
massive 45th anniversary
observances in 1988 of the
Warsaw Ghetto uprising in
1943. This was disclosed by
Stefan Grayek, President of
the World Federation of Polish
Jews and himself a Warsaw
Ghetto survivor. Grayek, who
is now an Israeli citizen and
frequently visits his homeland,
played a major role in the 40th
anniversary ceremonies in
Warsaw in 1983.
Grayek said that plans for
the 1988 ceremonies are now
well under way and that the
events will evoke a strong and
universal response. He also
noted that participation by
Jewish delegates from all over
the world is expected to
substantially exceed the 1983
attendance and that Israel is
expected to be totally suppor-
tive of the ceremonies.
These expectations were
confirmed by Zbigniew Unger,
head of the Congress Depart-
ment of Orbis, the Polish Na-
tional Tourist Office. An af-
fable and capable official,
Unger had done a noteworthy
job in organizing the two-week
program three years ago and
is quietly enthusiastic about
prospects for the 45th
There have been no formal
relations between Poland and
Israel since the Six-Day War,
but mutual friendship exists.
Groups of Israelis in substan-
tial numbers arrive every
other week to tour Warsaw,
Cracow and other cities and to
make poignant pilgrimages to
the former concentration
At the same time, the Polish
government has decided to
undertake an exchange of
"representatives of mutual in-
terests." Three Polish officials
were sent to Tel Aviv in
September to handle visas and
consular duties and commer-
cial and cultural matters. And
their Israeli counterparts, in
turn, arrived in Warsaw to
reopen the Israel Embassy
building closed since 1967.
Grayek was optimistic about
this turn of events. "I've long
prayed for this moment," he
said, "and I deem it an impor-
tant step on the road to full
diplomatic relations in mv
A heartening factor is the
apparent decrease of PLO in-
fluence in Poland since this
reporter's last visit in 1983.
rhe Arabs living in Warsaw
are rrom LiDya, iraq anu
Lebanon, but the number per-
mitted entrance has been cur-
tailed, especially the corps of
Arab students who three years
ago seemed to be everywhere
and are now much less in
"There are only 1,890 Poles
listed as observant Jews in the
entire country, with perhaps
four or five times that number
who rarely, if ever, enter a
synagogue" said Michael
Bialkowics, Director of the
Jewish Religious Union in
Warsaw. This is a far cry from
the 3.5 million before World
War II.
And yet, the Polish govern-
ment seems intent on preserv-
ing the vestiges, and on restor-
ing the desecrated places, sym-
bols and monuments of an an-
nihilated people. It has even
gone to the extent of creating
a Jewish Cultural society with
14 branches throughout
Poland, with perhaps 3,000
members, mainly non-
observant Jews and tneir non-
Jewish spouses.
The primary function of
these clubs is to keep the
Jewish flame burning, to study
current trends in Judaism ana
to learn more about Israel.
Lectures and cultural perfor-
mances are regular features of
the society's annual program.
The society publishes the ex-
cellent weekly newspaper,
Folks-Sztyme, in Yiddish and
Polish. Hebrew is a popular
subject at the university but
almost all of those taking the
course are non-Jews.
The sad fact is that inter-
marriage is pervasive and in-
evitable. There seems no way
that the increasingly rare
Jewish family unit can remain
intact. "How can I raise my
child to be a good Jew and con-
Continued on Page 7

Nuremberg Trials'
4.0th Anniversary
Recalls Mad Dream
Friday, December 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
London Chronicle Syndicate
As the State of Israel
prepares to try the
suspected Nazi concentra-
tion camp guard, Ivan Dem-
janjuk, for crimes allegedly
committed at Treblinka in
1942 and 1943, the world is
commemorating the 40th
anniversary of the trials
which judged the people
responsible for the construc-
tion of the whole Nazi con-
centration camp system.
The trials which took place at
Nuremberg are especially signifi-
cant in the history of
jurisprudence and for the
testimony they offer on the facts
of the Holcoaust which were
documented in terrifying detail
during the months the pro-
ceedings went on. The evidence
offered in those assizes con-
stitutes an ample response to the
current crop of Holocaust
debunkers and their neo-Nazi
revisionist doctrine.
NUREMBERG was chosen as
the venue for the trial because it
was there that the Nazis pro-
mulgated their odious anti-
Semitic laws and where they held
huge party rallies to celebrate the
modern barbarism they were soon
to usher into the world.
Many of those who bore the
heaviest responsibility for Nazi
crimes did not sit in the dock at
Nuremberg. Hitler, Goebbels and
Himler committed suicide before
the Second World War ended. Ley
managed to do the same thing in
his cell just before the trial was to
Reinhard Heydrich, head of the
dreaded SS security police, was
killed by partisans in Prague in
1942. Adolf Eichmann, the Him-
mler trainee who oversaw the
deportation of millions of Jews to
the death camps, and Martin Bor-
man, Hitler's private secretary,
avoided Nuremberg by making
their way out of the country
through methods still unknown.
Twenty-two defendants were
nonetheless arraigned at
Nuremberg in 1946. They includ-
ed Herman Goering, Hitler's
second-in-command, Karl
Doenitz, supreme commander of
the German Nasy, and Hans
Frank, the Nazi governor of
Poland. Also prominent were
Wilheim Frick, the "protector" of
Bohemia; Hans Fritzsche, a Goeb-
bels appointee who directed Ger-
man Radio; Walter Funk, presi-
dent of the Reichsbank; and
Alfred Jodl, head of the German
one-time private secretary and
deputy leader, also faced his
judges at Nuremberg. He is the
only one of the defendants who re-
mains to this day incarcerated in
the prison at Spandau, having
been found guilty and sentenced
to life imprisonment.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the
Gestapo chief, was there at
Nuremberg, along with Wilheim
Keitel, chief of the general staff.
So was Constantin von Neurath,
president of Hitler's secret
cabinet council; Franz von Papen,
a vice chancellor of Germany in
the 1930s, also sat with
the defendants.
Nazi foreign Minister, Joachim
von Ribbentrop; Alfred
Rosenberg, the Nazis's aeologue;
Fritz Sauckel, director of slave
labor operations; Hijalmar
Schacht, one-time minister of
economics; Baldur von Shirach,
head of the Hitler Youth; Arthur
Syss-Inquart, the Nazi ruler of
Holland; Julius Streicher, editor
of the anti-Semitic Der Stuermer,
and Albert Speer, the Munitions
Minister, rounded off the roster of
the accused.
Hitler's old pals committed suicide,
fled, one still in prison.
Nazi soldiers in the burning streets of the Warsaw Ghetto during
the revolt of April, 19US.
Those responsible for ad-
ministering the trials not only
guaranteed that justice was done,
but ensured that it was seen to
have been done. Despite the
malevolent assertions of Neo-Nazi
revisionist writers that torture
was used to extract confessions
from the defendants, the hard
evidence shows that meticulous
care was taken to provide fair
treatment to all the accused.
IT WAS one of the supreme
ironies of the trial that many of
the defendants had themselves
assembled the documentation
which was used to convict them.
The Nazis' mania fordisciplined
record-keeping and punc-
tiliousness in statistical matters
produced a body of evidence so
damning that, once it was in-
troduced at Nuremberg, it became
clear that several of the accused
had signed their own death
It is estimated that the Allies ac-
quired 485 tons of written
documentation bearing on their
guilt. It included minutes of
meetings at which aggression was
plotted, detailed reports of
Einstagruppen "success" in kill-
ing Jews and, in the case of Hans
Frank, an 11,000-page diary in
which the Nazi governor of oc-
cupied Poland minutes his
ruthless plans to murder the coun-
try's entire Jewish population.
Not all of the evidence was used
competently. During the examina-
tion of Goering, Robert Jackson,
the American judge, erred on at
least two occasions. Once he ac-
cused Goering of being a member
of the Council for the Defense of
the Reich; Goering easily showed
him that the relevant document on
which Jackson's accusation was
based referred to another council
and that, furthermore, it had
never been convened.
Continued on Page 16-
"The Eternal Jew,' a propaganda documentary film considered
the 'Mein Kampf of the cinema during the period of the anti-
Semitic Nazi regime.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 12, 1986
Radio/TV/ Film
MOSAIC Sunday, Dec. 14,9 a.m. WPTV Channel
5 with host Barbara Gordon Green Interview with
Ezekial Cohen, Director of B'nai B'rith Women's
Children's Home in Israel.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, Dec. 14, 7:30 a.m. -
WPBR-1340-AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub The
Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
SHALOM Sunday, Dec. 14, 6 a.m. WPEC Channel
12 (8:30 a.m. WFLX-TV-29) with host Richard Peritz.
ISRAELI PRESS REVIEW Thursday, Dec. 18, 1:15
p.m. WLIZ-1340-AM A summary of news and com-
mentary on contemporary issues.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Community Calendar
December 12
Free Sons of Israel board 10:30 a.m.
December 13
Congregation Anshei Sholom Sisterhood Habimah
Players 8 p.m. Jewish Federation Major Gifts Dinner
December 14
Jewish Federation 25th Anniversary Celebration at The
Breakers '11 a.m.-3 p.m. Temple B'nai Jacob Sisterhood
- Lido Spa through Dec. 17 B'nai B'rith Yachad Unit -
dinner/dance at Airport Hilton 6 p.m. Golden Lakes
Temple Sisterhood board -10 a.m. Temple Judea Men's
December 15
Jewish Federation Women's Division "Lion of Judah"
Worker Training 10 a.m. Jewish Federation Ex-
ecutive Committee 4 p.m. Jewish Community Day
School-executive committee 7:45 p.m. American Israeli
Lighthouse -1 p.m. Jewish War Veterans No. 705 board
- 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT Palm Beach -1 p.m.
Brandeis University Women Palm Beach West 12:30
p.m. Golden Lakes Temple -11 a.m. Hadassah Tikvah -
12:30 p.m. Jewish Family and Children's Service board -
7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT West Bend Meed -1
p.m. Jewish Federation Century Village Pacesetters
Luncheon at Iva's noon
December 16
Central Conservative Synagogue Israeli Hassidic Festival
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village 10 a.m.
Hadassah Henrietta Szold -1 p.m. Congregation Anshei
Sholom Sisterhood 1 p.m. Temple Israel board 7:30
p.m. American Jewish Congress board 12:30 p.m.
Women's American ORT Lakes of Poinciana board -
12:30 p.m. Temple Beth David Sisterhood 8 p.m.
Jewish Federation Leadership Development Committee
- 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Shalom noon
December 17
Lake Worth Jewish Center "Builders" Dinner Dance at
Hyatt 6 p.m. Jewish Federation Women's Division
Executive Committee -10 a.m. Temple Emanu-El Adult
Education 9:30 a.m. B'nai B'rith Women Olam board -
10 a.m. National Council of Jewish Women Palm Beach -
10 a.m. Hadassah Shalom -12:30 p.m. Jewish Federa-
tion Demographic Study Committee 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Aliyah 1 p.m. Yiddish Culture Group -
Cresthaven 1 p.m. Jewish Federation Zimriah 7
p.m. at Jewish Community Day School B'nai B'rith
Women Shalom Dinner/show 4 p.m. Jewish Federa-
tion Community Forum for Demographic Study at
Morse Geriatric Center 4 p.m.
Futernick To Address Worker Training
Sheila Engelstein, Jackie
Eder and Shirley Leibow, Co-
Chairmen of the Lion of Judah
Reception given on behalf of
the Women's Division 1987
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign, have an-
nounced that Mikki Futernick,
active leader in the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation, will
be the guest speaker at the
Lion of Judah Worker Train-
ing. The meeting will be held
on Monday, Dec. 15, 9:45 a.m.,
at the home of Ruth Berman in
Palm Beach.
Mrs. Engelstein, on behalf of
her Co-Chairmen, said, "Mrs.
Futernick has been actively in-
volved with Women's Division
President's Dinner
Continued from Page 3
of the Board of Trustees of
Bentley College. He is a
former Director of the
Coolidge Bank and Trust in
Boston and a past President of
the Northeast Motor Rate
Bureau. He is the Chairman of
the Board of Romar
Associates, a real estate firm.
Members of the President's
Dinner Committee are Harry
Becker, Robert Belsky, Ruth
Berman, Michael C. Burrows,
Leonard Davis, Jacqueline
Eder, Alec Engelstein,
Seymour Fine, Miles Q. Fiter-
man, Abe Gelb, Emanuel
Goldberg, Norman Goldblum,
Alexander Gruber, Rita Dee
Hassenfeld and Arnold J.
Additional members are
Benjamin S. Hornstein, Joel
Koeppel, Mark F. Levy,
Gilbert S. Messing, Emylou
Newburger, Marva Perrin,
George Popkin. Dorothy Raut-
Israel Bonds
Gerda Klein will be the guest
speaker at the Palm Beach
County Women's Division
Premier 1986 Israel Bond
Fashion Show on Dec. 18 at
the Breakers. She is an
author, journalist, historian
and lecturer.
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bord7 Myron C. Roberts,
Berenice Rogers, Paul
Shapiro, Mort Weiss and
Harold Wolfson.
For more information, con-
tact Douglas Kleiner, Cam-
paign Director, at the Federa-
tion office, 832-2120.
in Miami for many years. She
is an inspiring speaker and we
know our Lion of Judah Com-
mittee will gain a great deal of
insight from her.
Mrs. Futernick served as
Women's Division President of
the Greater Miami Jewish
Federation in 1984-85 and
Campaign Chairman in
1980-81. She has been on the
Federation's Executive Com-
mittee and Board of Directors
as well as serving as the Chair-
man of the Board of the South
Dade Branch. She has received
many honors and awards in-
cluding the Young Leadership
Award in 1978. Currently she
is a Campaign Consultant with
Milton Hood Ward and
For more information, con-
tact Lynne Ehrlich, Women's
Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
Lion of Judah
Continued from Page 3
Federation-UJA campaign.
She is a founding member of
Bat Gurion Chapter of
Jackie Eder has been a resi-
dent of the Palm Beaches for
10 years having moved here
from Stamford, Connecticut
where she was involved with
the UJA fund-raising drives
for many years and chaired the
Special Gifts event for
Women's Division. Mrs. Eder
is a Board Member for life of
the Women's Auxiliary of the
Jewish Home for the Elderly
of Fairfield County and cur-
rently is a Board Member of
the Women's Auxiliary of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Shirley Leibow has served
on the Women's Division
Board for several years and is
a resident of this area and of
Chicago. She has served on the
Board of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Chicago and is a Vice
President of the National
Council of Jewish Women.
Currently she is active in the
Palm Beach Brandeis Univer-
sity Women's Committee.
Serving on the committee
are Carole Berkow, Gert Ber-
man, Ruth Berman, Julie Cum-
mings, Ruthe Eppler, Jeanne
Glasser, Nathalie Goldberg,
Esther Gruber, Helen Hoff-
man, Marilyn Katz, Lillian
Koffler, Dorothy Kohl, Irene
Kornhauser, Marilyn
Lampert, Jeanne Levy, Lee
Mazer, Eileen Nickman and
Marva Perrin.
Additional committee
members are Corky Ribakoff,
Martha Richman, Berenice
Rogers, Sarah Roth, Dr. Nor-
ma Schulman, Dr. Elizabeth S.
Shulman, Leah Siskin, Helen
Sodowick, Ruth Wilensky and
Mildred Hecht-Wohglemuth.
For more information con-
tact Lynne Ehrlich, Women's
Division Director, at the
Federation office, 832-2120.
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The first program of the Business Executives Forum of the
Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County was attended by a capacity crowd recently at
the Governors Club, Phillips Point. Business Executives
Forum participants (left to right) Olivia Tartakow, Carol
Shubs and David Shapiro, BEF Co-Chairman, exchange
business cards.
Young Adult Division
Business Executives Forum
1 1 ] n 1 ft 11 f
Steven Ellison (center), Young Adult Vice Chairman, greets
the Co-Chairmen of the Business Executives Forum, Bruce
Alexander (left) and David Shapiro.
Plans Being Made
For 45th Anniversary
Continued from Page 4
tinue our traditions, it he is in financial, practical, and moral
a Catholic environment- if he
or she can't find a Jewish
friend, let alone a Jew to
marry?" was the rueful ques-
tion often heard by this
In Cracow, there were
60,000 Jews before the war;
now there are less than 600. In
the year 2000, the head of its
community observed, "we will
be almost extinct. We have
precious few sons and
daughters to maintain our
And yet, the age-old in-
domitable spirit endures. The
Religious Union helps manage
the synagogues, takes care of
the cemeteries, the mikvahs,
runs kosher canteens in eight
cities and is preparing to open
an attractive Kosher
restaurant in the center of
Warsaw for foreign visitors.
They cannot afford a resident
shochet, but there are monthly
visits from an Hungarian
Observant Jews seem quite
well on their own, when one
considers that there is not
even one rabbi in Poland. All
Jewish activities have one in-
dispensable means of aid, in
addition to the government the
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee does a
most effective job with its
Dr. Lorber To Chair
Fountains Campaign
In renaming Dr. Jerome W.
Lorber to head The Fountains
Division of the 1987 Jewish
Federation/United Jewish Ap-
peal, Jeanne Levy, General
Campaign Chairman of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County's 1987 drive,
cited Dr. Lorber's "singular
leadership and commitment as
a contributing factor in the an-
nual community-wide increas-
ed response to the needs of
Israel and support for the pro-
grams, services and agencies
vital to the well-being of the
local Jewish community." Mrs.
Levy noted this will be Dr.
Lorber's sixth consecutive
year as chairman at the Foun-
tains and that the Campaign
has risen markedly in each of
the years under his leadership.
Dr. Lorber has prominently
participated in the Federa-
tion/ U J A campaigns
throughout his 15 years of
residency at The Fountains. He
also organized the first Israel
Bond drive at that complex
and has been honored and the
recipient of several awards for
service within the Jewish com-
munity. From his many visits
to Israel he has gained a per-
sonal insight of Israel's social,
economic and security pro-
blems and needs. Prior to mov-
ing to the Palm Beaches from
New York City, he was involv-
ed in numerous philanthropic
and Jewish communal affairs.
WeN aware that a Cam-
paign's success depends large-
ly on enlisting a team of ex-
perienced and dedicated
associates and workers, Dr.
Lorber is calling upon more
than a score of veteran leaders
to plan and conduct this year's
drive. Two events that have
proven basic to the drive have
been scheduled: a Special Gifts
Cocktail Party on Wednesday,
Jan. 14 and the Federa-
tion/UJA Golf Tournament-
Luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Rejoining Dr. Lorber this
year are Dorothy Friedman
and Albert Schnitt as
Associate Co-Chairs; Alex-
ander Gruber and Milton
Kukoff as Special Gifts Co-
Chairmen; William
Schlossberg as Golf Tourna-
ment Chairman; Ben Silver-
Dr. Jerome W. Lorber
man as Raffle Chairman; and
Irving Horowitz as Publicity
Chairman. Designated as
Honorary Chairman is David
Uchill who was the first chair-
man of the drive at The Foun-
tains and continued in that role
throughout most of the '70s.
Other Campaign committee
leaders recruited to date are:
Simon Diamond, Albert
Golden, Aaron Hirschman,
Morris Kaufman, Harvey
Krautman, Herbert Krieger,
Nat Polan, Herschel
Rosenblum, Arthur Salomon,
Stanley Schechter, Jerry
Silver stein, Jesse Suchman,
Harry Wechsler and Edward
Plays For Jewish Living
The Jewish Family Life
Education department of
Jewish Family and Children's
Service and the Jewish Com-
munity Center are offering a
new program, community
group Plays for Jewish Living,
short skits on timely topics.
These plays will be performed
by JCC volunteers, under the
direction of Ann Bregman.
"Ms. Bregman has a lot of en-
thusiasm, as well as over 10
years experience in directing
these plays, in cooperation
with Jewish Family Service in
Philadelphia," stated Marilyn
David-Topperman, of JFCS.
"Past plays were warmly
received and stimulated lively
After the performance, a
discussion of the issues raised
by the play will be led by a
Jewish Family and Children's
Service social worker. The
first play for living Ms.
Bregman plans to produce will
be "Roommates,' which is
about the reaction of the
daughter of a 74-year-old
widow when she discovers her
mother is thinking of
cohabitating with a man.
The Jewish Community
Center is recruiting volunteers
interested in acting. The com-
munity groups requesting
these plays meet mainly in the
afternoon, but occasionally in
the evening. Volunteers for
both day and evening times
are needed. Rehearsals for
"Roommates" will take place
Wednesday evenings, at the
JCC. Please contact Ann
Bregman, at 683-7453, if in-
terested in volunteering.
For more information about
JFLE speakers for community
groups, call Marilyn David-
Topperman, at 684-1991.

Beate Klarsfeld will be the guest speaker at the Com-
munity Holocaust Observance to be held on April 26, 1987
not April 16 as printed in last week's Jewish Fl&ridian.
The event on April 26 is sponsored by the Holocaust Com-
mission of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County.
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Helping People
When Your Spouse Talks,
Do You Hear The Meaning?
MSW, of Jewish Family
And Children's Service
(All case names mentioned in
these articles are fictitious;
client information at Jewish
Family and Children's Service
is held in the strictest of
Effective Communication
To An Effective Marriage
The obstacles facing a couple
who hope to live happily ever
after are great. No other rela-
tionship offers the same poten-
tial for conflict because you in-
teract with each other in
almost every facet of your
lives, and this presents you
with ample time and oppor-
tunity to disagree. You often
hold unrealistic expectations
of each other, and over the
years you go through con-
tinuous change, but the chang-
ing rarely happens at the same
However, despite these
obstacles, marriage can be
fulfilling. There is no magical
trick to building a satisfying
marriage; the behaviors are
learned. Communication is one
of the most powerful factors
influencing the quality of the
relationship. When there is ef-
fective communication, a cou-
ple is able to solve problems,
and sharing, empathy and
understanding increases. It is
through communication that
the relationship either grows
or is destroyed.
Many marriage partners are
afraid to express their true
feelings and thoughts, because
they are afraid they will be re-
jected or be misunderstood. It
takes courage to express
yourself openly and honestly.
When you do communicate,
you must listen to the entire
message, including the feeling,
the belief, the goal, and the
non-verbal message. By miss-
ing or failing to recognize the
feeling in a message, you could
misunderstand the entire
Communication is essential,
but often roadblocks get in the
way. Common obstacles in-
clude using words to say the
opposite of what you are feel-
ing; assuming you are always
right; telling your partner it is
his/her problem; assuming
your spouse can anticipate all
your feelings, and believing
that because you are in love,
that love will conquer all.
Barbara Friedlander
Strong and clear com-
munication takes practice. The
following are guidelines that
will help you to improve your
communication skills. Be
courageous on things that mat-
ter; be self-accepting and have
the courage to be imperfect so
that you are not defeated
before you begin; com-
municate clearly and seek
feedback to clarify how you are
being heard; communicate
your thoughts and feelings
openly; accept change as a way
of life, and focus on the poten-
tial and positive resources of
your relationship, instead of on
the limitations. If there is not a
lot of time in your day for talk-
ing, put aside ten minutes, dai-
ly, just for communicating.
A satisfying marriage begins
with you, and you need to ac-
cept responsibility for your
own behavior. When you
marry, you are making a com-
mitment to your partner to
love and support each other
for better or worse. Judaism
views marriage as an institu-
tion that allows for mutual
respect, devotion, and kind-
ness. In order to fulfill these
needs, communication is
essential. Regardless of the
obstacles facing couples today,
many people do have long and
happy marriages, and it is
possible for you to do the
(The Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104. Our telephone
number is 68U-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation and
the United Way of Palm Beach
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Desert. The camp is run by Dr. Miriam Cohen, senior lecturer
in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Cleric Arrested In Scandal
clergyman arrested late last
month in connection with a
Jerusalem bribery scandal was
identified as Shahe Ajamian,
60, former Armenian Ar-
chbishop of Jerusalem. He was
remanded in custody while
police continue their inquiry
into the affair.
Ajamian was arrested along
with Jerusalem District Com-
missioner Rafael Levy and
several Arab buinessmen from
the Jerusalem area. Levy, a
top Interior Ministry official
who is chairman of the District
Planning Committee, is
suspected of receiving bribes
in return for favors to Ajamian
and the Arabs. The favors
allegedly involved identifica-
tion cards, land deals and in-
side information on planned
future projects.
Ajamian, whose identity was
withheld by the court until
now, is reportedly being ques-
tioned about several weapons
found in his home and about
the theft of valuable treasures
from the Armenian Patriar-
chate in Jerusalem.
His arrest has been criticized
privately by people in various
government and municipal
agencies who saw it as a
"wrong signal" to other clerics
in Jerusalem, given Ajamian's
known sympathy for Israel.
Media reports said he was ar-
rested on orders of the police
fraud squad without the
knowledge of the Premier, the
Vice Premier or Mayor Teddy
Kollek of Jerusalem.
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Friday, December 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Rosen Named Chairman
Of Communications Committee
Marvin Rosen has been nam-
ed to chair the Communica-
tions Committee of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County. In making the an-
nouncement, Erwin H.
Blonder, President of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Peach County, said, "Marvin
has been an involved and
dedicated member of our
Jewish community. We are
pleased that in addition to his
other responsibilities he will be
guiding our Communications
Committee in all its facets."
Mr. Rosen noted that the
Communication Committee
plays a vital role in
disseminating the message
about Federation and the
Federation-UJA Campaign to
the community. "We utilize
many avenues in reaching out
to the Jewish community in-
cluding the Federation spon-
sored weekly TV program,
Marvin Rosen
Mosaic, the Jewish Floridian
of Palm Beach County, and all
public relations materials for
all departments of the Jewish
Federation. I am looking for-
ward to to continuing the fine
work that has gone on before
me and to explore new ways of
reaching more people with our
Mr. Rosen is serving as a
member of the Board 01 Direc-
tors of the Jewish Federation
of Palm Beach County for the
second consecutive year. He
currently sits on the Executive
Board also. A past Vice Presi-
dent of the Jewish Community
Day School, he now serves as
Treasurer. An attorney with
Honigman Miller Schwartz
and Cohn, Mr. Rosen received
a BA, MBA and JD from Col-
umbia University as well as a
Bachelor in Hebrew Letters
from the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America.
Two Former Israel Military Chiefs
Assess Arms To Iran Deal
former chiefs of Israel's
military intelligence see ad-
vantages for Israel in the supp-
ly of arms to Iran but differ
over whether Israel would
benefit if Iran won its six-year-
old war with Iraq.
Res. Gen. Aharon Yariv,
Director of the Yaffee In-
stitute for Strategic Studies at
Tel Aviv University, believes
Israel's interests would be
served if the war continues, or
at least ends in a stalemate
because there can be no
Eastern front against Israel as
long as the war continues.
But Res. Maj. Gen.
Yehoshua Saguy, a member of
Yaffee Institute staff, said
President Reagan was right to
supply arms to Iran, even
though he failed in trying to
explain it to the American peo-
ple. Yariv and Saguy recently
participated in a seminar on
the Gulf war.
Israel has an interest in an Ira-
nian victory in the Persian
Gulf war because there is at
least a chance it would then re-
main in the Western orbit.
Yariv, however, said a victory
for the regime of the Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini would be
"a disaster" for Israel.
Yariv said a good case could
be made for Israel to supply
enough arms to Iran to pre-
vent an Iraqi victory, but not
enough to ensure a victory for
Iran. He admitted he did not
know what had happened with
respect to arms for Iran.
Reagan got into deep trouble
with his supporters and adver-
saries alike when he conceded
that the White House had been
secretly sending arms to Iran
in hope of gaining ground with
"moderate" elements who
might succeed Khomeini.
HE ALSO admitted, after
denying it in a nationally
televised press conference
recently, that a "third coun-
try" had been involved in the
clandestine operation. Reagan
did not name the country but
White House aides had said
earlier in the week that it was
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
refused to confirm or deny
this. He has said that it "has
never been, and is still not,
Israel's policy to disclose
anything about arms sales to
other countries." He also said
he had no sympathy for either
side in the Gulf war.
Reagan insisted the supply
of arms to Iran was not a quid
pro quo for the release of
American hostages held by
pro-Iranian groups in
Lebanon, but admitted that
White House emissaries has
mentioned the hostages to
their Iranian contacts.
the President did or did not
say something, the point is
hostages were freed. And from
our point of view, if the U.S.
approaches us for help and if
and I don't say it happened
this way someone, an Israeli
or a Jew, has an idea how to
get them freed, all this I can
understand. I can also see the
other element... casting your
bread upon the waters.
He explained that even if
Iran does not win the Gulf war,
and whether or not it con-
tinues to have differences with
its neighbors, "we have an in-
terest, in the long term, in
relations with Iran."
Yariv said he understood
"that we sell arms to Iran
when she is in a difficult situa-
tion, and since we have no in-
terest in an Iraqi victory.
What I do not understand
and I hope this did not happen
would be the sale of arms to
Iran in quantity and kind
which could result in victory
for the Khomeini regime,
because this could be a disaster
for us. We are not talking
about monetary gain but about
helping a great friend and
preparing the ground for rela-
tions (with Iran) without giv-
ing Khomeini victory."
HE SAID Israel had lessons
to learn frcm the Gulf war,
particularly Iraq's use of
chemical weapons, Which have
not been used since World War
I, except by the late Egyptian
President, Gamal Aodel
Nasser in his military adven-
ture in Yemen in the 1960's.
The peril, Yariv pointed out,
is that other Arab countries
also have chemical weapons
and this must serve as a warn-
ing to Israel.
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Confrontation With Israel
Syrian President Hafez
Assad, speaking to the annual
Syrian trade union conference,
reiterated that his country op-
poses terrorism "but we sup-
port struggle against occupa-
tion, we support the national
liberation fronts of peoples."
To chants of "Zionism is the
monster of the jungle" and
"U.S. is terrorist, Assad told
the delegates that "we have no
other choice but to confront
Israel" as it seeks to build "a
biblical Israel extending from
the Nile to the Euphrates."
He said that Syria "once in-
cluded the land extending
from the Taurus Mountains (in
Turkey) to Gaza." Assad
charged that U.S. officials who
accuse Syria of backing ter-
rorism "know that we are
struggling for our freedom and
for liberating our land in Syria,
102 Jews Leave
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month, it was reported by the
National Conference on Soviet
Jewry. Of this total, 32 went to
Israel, according to the Con-
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128 Jews left the USSR.
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"every inch of Lebanese ter-
ritory is exactly the same as
every inch in Syria; every inch
of Palestinian territory is ex-
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Court Refuses To Hear Nazi Deportation Appeal
Supreme Court refused last
Monday to hear an appeal by
Nazi war criminal Karl Linnas
against deportation to the
Soviet Union where he was
convicted and sentenced to
death in absentia for par-
ticipating in the mass murders
of Jews and others at a concen-
tration camp in Tartu,
Estonia, during World War II.
Linnas, 66, was charged by
the Justice Department's Of-
fice of Special Investigations
(OSI) with lying about his war-
time activities when he came
here in 1951 from Germany
under the Displaced Persons
Act of 1948. He became a U.S.
citizen in 1960. The Justice
Department said he will be
deported to the USSR, the on-
ly country that will accept him.
According to the charges,
Linnas joined a Nazi execution
squad in 1941 when Germany
occupied Estonia, the purpose
of which was to exterminate
"undesirables," mostly Jews.
He is accused of commanding
firing squads that killed men,
women and children forced to
kneel before mass graves and
of personally shooting several
inmates at the Tartu camp.
The Supreme Court decision
was hailed by Jewish organiza-
tions, Holocaust survivor
Austria Parliamentary
Election Winners
Freedom Party, a coalition of
rightwingers and liberals,
emerged the clear winner in
last month's Parliamentary
elections, under the leadership
of a charismatic young na-
tionalist, Joerg Haider.
Haider, who took over the
reins of the party from
Norbert Steger only three
months ago, raised concern in
Jewish and liberal circles for
the unabashed chauvinism of
his campaign. While he
carefully avoided overt neo-
Nazi or anti-Semitic
statements, he drew the
loudest cheers when he said he
opposed the "downgrading" of
the wartime generation.
Observers believe it was not by
chance that he chose Braunau,
the birthplace of Adolf Hitler,
for one of his final campaign
rallies before election day.
HAIDER WAS in fact en-
dorsed by the radical rightw-
ing National Democratic Party
(NPD) which is considered by
many to be anti-Semitic. It
urged its constituents to vote
for the Freedom Party. Haider
did not unequivocally reject
the overture.
With 99 percent of the vote
counted, the Freedom Party
stood to gain at least seven
seats, giving it a bloc of 19 in
the 183-member Nationalrat
(Parliament). Its winnings
were at the expense of the
Socialist Party, headed by
Chancellor Franz Vranitzky,
which is expected to have 80
seats in the new legislature,
down from 90; and the conser-
vative People's Party of Presi-
dent Kurt Waldheim which is
headed by Alois Mock, down to
76 seats from 81.
The ecology-oriented Green
Party won eight seats. It will
be the first fourth party in
Parliament since the Com-
munist Party was ousted by
the voters in 1959.
had been part of the Socialists'
ruling coalition. Three months
ago its standing in opinion
polls was at an all-time low of
three percent. On election day
it won 10 percent of the vote.
It was Haider's ascension to
power that caused Vranitzky
to break the coalition and call
for early elections. Normally,
the elections would have been
held next spring. Vranitzky
maintained that by elevating
Haider to leadership, the
Freedom Party shifted too far
to the right to continue as a
partner of the Socialists.
The People's Party would
have surpassed the Socialists
had it not been for the votes
siphoned off by Haider. It saw
the danger early on and waged
a campaign in which resent-
ment against Israel and
against Jewish organizations
that exposed Waldheim's Nazi
past during last summer's
Presidential campaign were a
"fnnc element.
Austrians are rankled by
Israel's refusal to appoint a
new Ambassador to Vienna to
replace Michael Elizur who
retired several months ago.
The Israel Embassy is now
headed by a Charge d* Affaires.
A new Ambassador would
have had to present his creden-
tials to Waldheim.
made much of this. It also seiz-
ed upon an article in the Israeli
daily Yediot Achronot which
criticized Mock for statements
he had made during
Waldheim's bid for the
This was cited to the elec-
torate as Israeli meddling in
Austria's affairs. Party aides
pressured public television sta-
tions to air the complaint while
criticism of the People's Party
in the West German media was
The tone of the People's Par-
ty campaign only increased its
tension with the Austrian
Jewish community.
Spokesmen for the latter
noted there has always been
anti-Semitism in Austria, the
novelty being that it is now us-
ed for political purposes.
But the People's Party failed
to gain the victory it had hoped
for largely because Mock is a
colorless figure. He was no
match for Haider, who comes
from Carinthia, Austria's
southernmost province, and
presented himself as champion
of the common man. His ap-
peal was to disgruntled
Socialists as well as Conser-
vatives and to the unemployed
in depressed industrial towns.
The most likely result of the
election will be a coalition bet-
ween the Socialists and the
People's Party, led by Vranit-
zky. Waldheim is expected to
ask the Chancellor to form a
new government. Socialist
Party chairman and former
Chancellor Fred Sinowatz rul-
ed out any coalition with the
Freedom Party. The People's
Party did not.
groups and political figures.
Brooklyn District Attorney
Elizabeth Holtzman, who as a
New York Congresswoman
sponsored legislation that
allows deportation of Nazi war
criminals, congratulated the
OSI "for its untiring efforts to
bring Linnas to justice. Our
country should no longer be a
sanctuary for this brutal killer.
The Second Circuit called Lin-
nas 'a man who ordered the ex-
termination of innocent men,
women and children kneeling
at the edge of a mass grave.'
"I am particularly pleased by
the Supreme Court's action
because Linnas claimed that
the law I wrote to prevent the
United States from providing
haven for Nazi killers, the so-
called Holtzman Amendment,
was unconstitutional. Linnas
mocked U.S. justice by argu-
ing that he should be deported
to the Estonian Consulate, the
New York City headquarters
of the former government of
Estonia. I urge the Depart-
ment of Justice to take swift
action to deport Linnas."
Eli Rosenbaum, World
Jewish Congress general
counsel and former OSI pro-
secutor, said: "It's really a
tribute to the work of OSI and
the work of Elizabeth
Holtzman, without whom this
would never have been possi-
ble, and also to the fine work
of U.S. Attorney Rudolph
Giuliani, who personally
argued the appeal in the Se-
cond Circuit Court of
Rosenbaum said that "there
was an unconscionable delay
for 19 years in commencing
legal proceedings" and that
"at long last, the day for which
we have waited 25 years has
arrived. Karl Linnas's final ap-
peal has been heard and he will
be deported at last."
Abraham Foxman, associate
national director and head of
the International Affairs Divi-
sion of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, called
the deportation of Linnas
"more than an act of justice. It
is a warning to present and
future generations against the
horrors of genocide and a
reminder that apathy and in-
difference helped make possi-
ble the Holocaust."
Charles Allen, Jr., who
began investigations of Linnas
in 1962 and interveiwed him
several times, both by phone
and in person at his
Greenlawn, NY, suburban
home, said that Linnas had
even then "expressed no
remorse" for his wartime ac-
tivities. Allen said that Linnas
had then threatened him and
his family with "liquidation"
for being "a Jew Communist
Bolshevik" while screaming
Allen said that Linnas had
shown anger and anxiety that
the charges had surfaced in
the media. However, Allen
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, Linnas "talked fully,
very volubly, admitting he was
a member of the guard unit" at
the Tartu concentration camp,
as well as a member of the
Estonian National Army, a col-
laborator group.
Allen wrote about Linnas in
his 1963 book, "Nazi War
Criminals Among Us," and in
"The Basic Handbook of Nazi
War Criminals in America,"
published in 1986. Allen said
that Linnas had been living
quietly in Long Island since
Linnas has been held since April
at the Metropolitan Correctional
Center in New York, a detention
facility for those awaiting
The Supreme Court decision
was hailed by the World Jewish
Congress, Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, American
Jewish Committee, Simon
Wiesenthal Center, International
Network of Children of Holocaust
Survivors, Holocaust Survivors
USA, The Generation After, The
American Gathering and Federa-
tion of Jewish Holocaust Sur-
vivors, and the Jewish Communi-
ty Relations Council of New York.
Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will hold its next meeting on
Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 315
North A Street, Lake Worth.
Guest speaker will be Oscar Goldstein who has appeared
on many local radio and TV shows. Mr. Goldstein draws on
his experiences in Jewish organizational life, working with
Jewish youth, in the New York City School system, and his
extensive travels visiting Jewish communities in 45 coun-
tries, for his witty and perceptive comments.
There will be short Chanukah program. Refreshments
will be served.
Chai Chapter regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18, in
the Poinciana Room of the Challenger CC "The Sparklers"
tap dance group will entertain. Formerly Rockettes, this
exciting group aged 55 plus, are entertaining and wowing
audiences all over Florida. Refreshments will be served.
The Lee Vassil Chapter will hold its meeting and
Chanukah Party, Tuesday Dec. 23 at noon, at Temple Beth
Sholom, 315 No. A St., Lake Worth.
There will be entertainment, candlelighting ceremony
and lots of fun for all.
Latkes and refreshments will be served, husbands and
friends are welcomed.
For information call Sara Klein.
Shalom W. Palm Beach will meet on Wednesday, Dec.
17, 12:30 p.m., at Congregation Anshei Sholom. Program
will include a symbolic kindling of the Chanukah lights; a
report by Midrasha students on their summer in Israel;
piano selections by Pauline Edelson. All welcome.
Tikvah Chapter meeting Dec. 15 at Anshei Sholom, 1
p.m. boutique 12:30. Dr. Mary Sandier will give a book
review on Kosher cooking around the World. Dec. 14, Flea
Market at Century Corners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. contact
Florence. Feb. 11 "I'm Not Rappaport at the Poinciana
Yovel will hold its December Chanukah meeting on Tues-
day, Dec. 23, at noon at Congregation Anshei Shalom (note
change of date previously scheduled for Dec. 18). For our
program Dori Dacher, director, will present the Tikvah
Players in a Musical Pageant of Jewish Holidays. Members
and guests are invited.
The community is invited to join Yovel Hadassah for a
full day on board the Viking Princess out of the Port of
Palm Beach on Thursday, Dec. 25. One price includes food
and entertainment as well as transportation to and from
the ship.
Golda Meir Club will hold a regular meeting on Dec. 17,
12 p.m. at American Savings Bank, Westgate and
Okeechobee. Estelle Plakow will give a book review on
"Maria Callas Story."
Coming Events:
Jan. 1987 Ruth Turk will discuss "The Second Flower-
ing of Women"
Feb. 1987 Trip to St. Augustine includes Polynesian
Luau, Dinner show, Marineland, Luncheon Cruise -
Unusual trip with lots of extras.
The next meeting of the Palm Beach Section will be held
at the Royce Hotel on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.
Edna Friedland and Mildred Drees, two Picture Ladies
will present their half hour program of art appreciation as
itis given monthly to the 4th grade classes of local schools,
ine ncture Lady Program began over eight years ago.
In addition Linda Shenker will present an overview of
the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies" program, which is
tne newest community service.
Regular meeting of the HaverhiU Chapter will be held
rw^y' %18at 12:30Pm- ttheGuV.Club Shopping
Center located next to Travel Agency.
i*F^^: \^metdogist to talk on how to use color to
its best advantage.

Friday, December 12, 1986/The JewiBh Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Major Test For Italian Jews
(Left to right) Lisa Hanaer, Frank Bostwick and Leonard
Hanger renew a passage from Rabbi Harold Kushner's book
When AU You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough." Bostwick
was the guest book reviewer at the JCC 3rd Annual Jewish
Book Fair. The Hansers co-chaired the event.
Israel At the Crossroads
Israeli society is at a turning
point where its fate is hanging
in the balance. It can descend
into European-style fascism if
the present tensions and
divisiveness continue to fester,
or it can become a truly
democratic society if the
Zionist ideals of the nation's
founders are implemented.
Knesset member Shulamit
Aloni, leader of the Civil
Rights Movement (CRM), who
expressed this view, does not
mince words. For more than
20 years she has been in the
forefront of the fight for civil
rights and a free democratic,
pluralistic society devoid of
religious constraints and na-
tionalist extremism. But now
she says, actually warns, that
Israel will not be able to sur-
vive if it is not a just and
democratic society.
"A lot depends on whatever
happens in the Labor Party,"
Aloni asserted in an interview
here with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency. "There
are forces in Labor that pull
the party to the expreme right
and toward the politics of the
mob. The Labor Party must
veer away from populism and
stop being apologetic (T)he
Israeli public is ripe for that."
Aloni, who was in New York
to attend a conference at the
United Nations on interna-
tional economy, said that her
own party is likely to increase
its representation in the
Knesset in the next election
from its present four members
to six. "We will be ready to
support those elements in
Labor that shun the influence
f the right, the sober
elements," she said.
According to Aloni, the
jjeed8 of fascism in Israel have
wen growing steadily in the
*8t decade, especially since
the Likud and its leader,
Menachem Begin, came to
power in 1977. "Israeli society
a now divided between an irra-
tional, nationalistic, religious
J)ght, with messianic racist at-
titudes toward the Arabs, and
extreme, anti-Zionist left
t^t blames Israel for all
<*us she explained. "In the
? are the Likud and>or, with the rightist
elements in the Likud and the
leftist elements in Labor pull-
ing to the extreme fringes."
She identified the extreme
right as the Kach and Tehiya
Parties and the Gush Emunim
movement, and the extreme
left as the Hadash (Com-
munist) Party and the Pro-
gressive List for Peace.
Aloni sharply criticized the
role of American Jewry in in-
fluencing events in Israel. Her
criticism was especially
directed at the liberal and pro-
gressive elements of American
Jewry who have lost hope that
Israel can become a pro-
gressive nation and say that
they are "fed up with Israel."
Instead of taking this negative
approach, these Jews should
come forward and raise their
voices about whatever is
wrong with Israeli society, she
"American Jews should stop
viewing Israel as the Church
or the Vatican of the Jewish
people," she declared. "They
must understand that in order
to survive, Israel must be a
pluralistic society, with
freedom of expression and
freedom of assembly and the
due process of law. If
American Jews view Israel as
their Vatican, then forget
about democracy."
The outspoken Aloni was
also critical of the American
Jewish leadership. "I don't
know who elected them as
leaders of American Jews,' she
said. "They are happy to come
to Israel and rub elbows with
important people. They're sup-
porting Israel, and I'm for it,
but they should raise their
voices and denounce
discrimination against
minorities and religious coer-
cion in Israel, and support the
underwriting of a constitution
and a bill of rights in Israel."
Aloni asserted that religious
coercion in Israel is a major
deterrence to Reform and
Conservative American Jews
who want to come and live in
Israel. "Moreover," she said,
"why should Russian Jews
want to come to Israel? Many
of them are mixed couples who
will not be recognized as Jews
oy Israel's Orthodox rabbis.
Their children will not be able
to marry Jews, and they will
Cati>Md oa Page IS
ROME (JTA) The 12th
Quadrennial Congress of the
Union of Italian Jewish Com-
munities (UIJC) ended on a
strong note of unity and with a
newly discovered capacity to
"speak out" on the part of
Italy's 40,000 Jews.
That capacity, and the com-
munity's new spirit of frater-
nal collaboration with the
Vatican will be put to its first
major test in the weeks ahead
by the UIJC's unequivocal
stand against the 1985 accord
between the Education
Ministry and the Catholic
Episcopal Conference which
introduced the teaching of the
Catholic religion in the Italian
school system at all grade
That was one of the issues
which dominated the three-day
Congress late last month. It is
especially pertinent now. Last
week a joint commission of
four Jewish representatives
and four members of Parlia-
ment will attempt a final draft
, revision of the UIJC's concor-
dat with the Italian State to
replace the original 1930
TULIA ZEVI, a Jewish
journalist and the first woman
president of the UIJC, won
reelection by a landslide at the
Congress. In her opening
speech she expressed "serious
concern" over the teaching of
Catholicism in the public
schools. She stressed that op-
position to the new law stood
on constitutional grounds and
the principle of true religious
The UIJC specified four
points considered essential by
Italian Jews and other non-
Catholic minorities and non-
believers. First, they insist
that the classes in Catholicism
be clearly defined as volun-
tary. Although the law
specifies this, the UIJC has
disclosed recent cases where
non-Catholic children who did
not sign up for religious in-
struction were ostracized and
even coerced by some
The UIJC also wants these
classes conducted after
regular school hours. It wants
them eliminated on the
nursery and kindergarten
level. Finally, it asks that
Catholic ideology not
permeate the subject matter of
other courses, such as stories
about Jesus in elementary
member of Parliament who
spoke at the Congress, said it
is unlikely that all four points
in the school issue can be at-
tained. He noted that constitu-
tionality cannot be closely
questioned inasmuch as
Catholics, who comprise 80
percent of the population, are
guaranteed the right to
receive religious instruction.
Amato advised the UIJC to
go easy on some of their re-
quests and concentrate on
what can realistically be ob-
tained. If the UIJC concedes
on some points, they are likely pursued at a future time,
in .cooperation with other
minority groups.
Zevi announced in this
regard that the Rome Institute
of Islamic Culture approached
the UIJC suggesting a com-
mon effort to protect minority
religions in the schools. But it
was decided to work separate-
ly because the Islamic In-
stitute plans to use the
diplomatic channels of the
Islamic nation's embassies in
Rome to press its points.
APART FROM the school
issue, the UIJC is making
other requests in its revised
agreement with the State. It is
asking for perpetual burial
grounds. According to Italian
law, remains can be exhumed
99 years after death and re-
buried elsewhere. The UIJC
also wants Sabbath rest for all
Jewish employees of the State
and State-sponsored kosher
The Congress ended with a
series of resolutions. One af-
firmed the centrality of Israel
to world Jewry. Another called
for abandonment of plans by
the Catholic Church in Poland
to erect a Carmelite nunnery
at the site of the Auschwitz
death camp. The UIJC is also
demanding that Italy continue
to fight against international
Criminal Penalties
Urged For Religious
Rights Violations
spokesman for the American
Jewish Committee has urged
criminal penalties for damage
to religious property or for in-
jury to persons exercising
their religious rights.
Addressing the annual con-
ference of the National
Association of Human Rights
Workers in Clearwater,
Florida, Samuel Rabinove,
AJC's Legal Director, stated
that "religiously motivated
violence such as vandalism
defacing the walls of a
synagogue with a swastika
or more dangerous acts of
destruction such as arson or
bombing are a serious
Mr. Rabinove stressed the
need for additional legislation
to fill in gaps in Federal law
and to reinforce civil rights
protections for all Americans.
AJC has been pressing for
such a bill, he said.
"While the states have the
primary responsibility for law
enforcement with regard to
such matters," Mr. Rabinove
noted, "the Federal Govern-
ment has a responsibility as
well. Many of the hate groups
behind religiously motivated
violence have members in
several states and operate
across state lines."
A bill to punish religiously
motivated violence recently
passed the House of Represen-
tatives, Mr. Rabinove told the
human rights workers, and
will be taken up again by the
House and the Senate in the
next Congress.
Mr. Rabinove said also that
there was a critical need for a
Federal law to ban unauthoriz-
ed military or paramilitary
organizations and training
"There is no reason what-
soever," he stated, "to allow
groups like the KKK or Posse
Comitatus to use weapons and
band together as virtual
private armies with the aim of
injuring racial or religious
minorities, or even of over-
throwing the U.S.
Such armed groups, Mr.
Rabinove stated, "are a usur-
pation of governmental
authority and should be pro-
hibited by Federal Law." The
AJC has drafted a bill to
achieve this purpose, he said.
The American Jewish Com-
mittee is this country's pioneer
human relations organization.
Founded in 1906, it combats
bigotry, protects the civil and
religious rights of Jews here
and abroad, and advances the
cause of improved human rela-
tions for all people
Israel To Submit Taba
Dispute To Arbitration
Cabinet has formally ratified
an agreement with Egypt to
submit the Taba border
dispute to international ar-
bitration. It rejected pre-
conditions proposed by
Minister of Commerce and In-
dustry Ariel Sharon.
The arbitration panel, con-
sisting of three international
jurists and one representative
each from Israel and Egypt,
will convene in Geneva later
this month. The agreement
was reached last September to
resolve the issue by arbitra-
tion, favored by Egypt, in-
stead of conciliation, preferred
by Israel. It followed more
than a year of on-again-off-
again negotiations that failed
to settle the dispute.
The Israeli-Egyptian peace
treaty of 1979 provides for
either arbitration or concilia-
tion in cases where the two
countries cannot reach
bilateral agreement. Sharon
demanded that before the ar-
bitration instrument was sign-
ed, Egypt lift all restrictions
on tourism to Israel, close the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion office in Cairo and pay
compensation to the families
of seven Israeli tourists killed
by a berserk Egyptian soldier
at Ras Burka in eastern Sinai
last year.
The Foreign Ministry said
the compensation issue is
under negotiation with Egypt.
The two governments will ex-
change the ratified arbitration
documents prior to the start of
the process in Geneva. The
panel will be headed by Judge
Gunnar Lagergren of Sweden.
The other members from out-
side the region are Dietrich
Schindler, a Swiss law pro-
fessor, and Pierre Bellet, an
international lawyer from

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Anti-Semitic Propaganda
Prevalent In Argentina
Despite Argentina's shift to a
democratic regime, anti-
Semitic propaganda is still
prevalent and used by rightw-
mg elements as a tool to under-
mine the new government, ac-
cording to a report released by
the American Jewish
Jacob Kavadloff, author of
the report titled "The Jewish
Invasion A Case History of
Anti-Semitic Propaganda in
Argentina," states that the
Argentine media have
disseminated many "bizarre
falsehoods" about alleged in-
ternational Jewish con-
spiracies against Argentina.
Kavadloff, who is Director of
South American Affairs of
AJC's International Relations
Department, cited a recent ex-
ample involving a supposed
"Jewish plot" to colonize
Patagonia, Argentina's
sparsely populated southern
region. He chronicles the
following events:
LAST JANUARY and again
in March, a major Argentine
news agency distributed a
story saying that disguised
Israeli explorers were survey-
ing a region of Patagonia for
the settlement of 10,000
Israeli and 30,000 Soviet Jews
over the next 10 years. The
story alleged that this project
was approved by the national
and local governments.
Several influential papers,
some well-known vehicles for
rightwing anti-Semitic pro-
paganda, publicized the story,
using headlines such as
"Patagonia the New
Representatives of the
Delegacion de Asociaciones
lsraelitas de la Argentina
(DAIA), the umbrella
organization of Argentina's
Jewish community, were
unable to uncover any informa-
tion regarding the source or
the validity of the original
President of the DAIA called
the story "one of the many lies
spread by certain organiza-
tions with clearly anti-Semitic
leanings and a general anti-
democratic stance." Last
August, the DAIA published a
46-page booklet titled: "The
Jewish Invasion A New
Anti-Semitic Fraud."
Despite all efforts, Kavadloff
adds, the story of this Jewish
Invasion remained intact.
The Patagonia controversy
was not new, the AJC report
pointed out. It dated back to
1939, when it was believed
Nazi Germany planned to
detach Patagonia from Argen-
tina as a site for future col-
onization. This idea was reviv-
ed in 1971 by Walter
Beveraggi Allende, who wrote
a highly publicized article
revealing a supposed Jewish
plot to establish a Jewish state
in Patagonia.
BEYERAGGI recently sued
Goldberg for libel over the
DAIA's claim that he is an
anti-Semite. He has admitted,
however, to being anti-Zionist,
the report states.
A two-year-old anti-
discrimination bill, which
would have subjected
Beveraggi to prosecution is
still pending in the Argentine
Senate, and the Jewish com-
munity there is waiting anx-
iously to see how his case will
be handled, the report
A 'Shocking' Legal Ruling
Rabbi David Saperstein, Co-
Director of Reform Judaism's
Religious Action Center here,
has called "shocking" the
justification by a federal judge
of a creche on Chicago's City
Hall grounds on the basis that
the United States is a Chris-
tian country.
"The language of the deci-
sion" on Nov. 5 by U.S.
District Court Judge Frank
McGarr in Chicago "is even
more outrageous than the deci-
sion itself,' Saperstein said.
McGarr rejected a challenge
by five national Jewish
organizations and a group of
individuals to the presence of a
creche, and a menorah spon-
sored by the Lubavitch move-
ment on public grounds.
McGarr's decision is expected
to be appealed before a higher
McGarr said: "The truth is
that America'8 origins are
Christian with the result that
some of our fondest traditions
are Christian, and that our
founding fathers intended and
achieved full religious freedom
for all within the context of a
Christian nation in the First
Amendment as it was adopted,
rather than as we have rewrit-
ten it."
Saperstein charged that the
McGarr decision violates 200
years of Constitutional doc-
trine. He said McGarr used his
"rationale not only to justify
the creche, "but to call as well
for the state to participate
freely in religious celebration
of Christmas.
But, he noted, "in order to
protect himself under the cur-
rent constitutional standard
set out by the Supreme Court
in the Lynch v. Donnelly
(Pawtucket Creche) case, the
judge also determined that the
creche has become a symbol of
secular national holiday devoid
of its religious context."
that "the uniqueness of the
American vision was that
freedom of religion would be
protected by separating
church and state and that all
religions would be treated
equally. It was in this context
that religious life in America
has flourished with un-
precedented freedom
throughout our history."
The Jewish organizations
that participated in the suit
were the American Jewish
Congress, Union of American
Hebrew Congregations, Cen-
tral Conference of American
Rabbis, United Synagogue of
America, and the Rabbinical
Soviet Overtures To Israel Reported
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Soviet Union appears to be making overtures
toward Israel in the course of quiet contacts at senior diplomatic levels which
have been going on for some time, according to an article in Haaretz last week by
Akiva Eldar.
At meetings in recent weeks, the Soviets seemed interested in a trade-off
whereby they would renew discussions on the establishment of Consular rela-
tions with Israel and on the problem of Jewish emigration in exchange for
Israel's agreement to Soviet participation in the Middle East political process, in-
cluding an international conference for Arab-Israeli peace, Haaretz said.
The contacts began early in October after then Premier Shimon Peres met
with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in New York, The USSR
reportedly is reassessing its Middle East policy, and, according to reports from
Israeli Ambassadors in several European capitals, Soviet diplomats have ex-
pressed regret over breaking relations with Israel in 1967.
They have also indicated it was a mistake for Moscow to rely solely on Syria
with respect to its interest in Middle East developments. According to Haaretz,
the USSR is aware of Israel's concerns.
In all their discussions, Soviet officials have called attention to television pro-
grams and theatrical presentations in the Soviet Union devoted to Jewish
themes as a sign of their willingness to reexamine Soviet attitudes toward Israel,
Haaretz reported.
Israel High Tech: In Fashion
HAIFA, Israel Israel's
fashion and textile industry is
alive and thriving, with 1985
exports reaching $350 million,
and total sales in excess of $1
Employing 55,000 workers
(17 percent of the country's en-
tire work force), the industry's
over 100 local enterprises pro-
duce everything from
swimwear to upholstery
fabrics. The sector encom-
passes large, vertically in-
tegrated conglomerates such
as Polgat (whose exports in
1985 were just under $100
million), medium-sized con-
cerns, and smaller, family-
owned and operated firms. All
aspects of the trade are
represented, from the growing
and harvesting of cotton and
the processing of raw fibers to
the spinning of threads and
yarns, dying and weaving, and
the final stages of producing
textiles and apparel.
Among the first industries to
be established in Israel, the
textile enterprises were con-
ceived to absorb the flood of
new immigrants into the work
force. The principles of cut-
ting, sewing and assembling
were easily communicated via
demonstration, thus allowing
thousands of immigrants from
diverse backgrounds to be
smoothly integrated into ex-
isting factories with little need
for in-depth language and
technical training.
In the 1950's and 1960's,
textiles remained a small in-
dustry totally dependent on
local cotton for spinning and
weaving. Its primary functions
were to provide jobs and
secondarily, supply the modest
demands of a not very fashion-
conscious market.
By the end of the 1960's,
however, the reality of com-
petition and the potential for
developing a genuine local in-
dustry became clear.
Economically, Israel could not
compete with the textile in-
dustries of the Far East, with
their large pool of cheap labor
and mass-production techni-
ques. Instead, Israel's textile
sector underwent a dramatic
change, concentrating on the
design and implementation of
technologically advanced
equipment, and emphasizing
quality rather than quantity.
After the 1967 war, the in-
dustry became modern and
sophisticated, using high
technology, high-level design
and quality to compete on the
world market.
Among those Technion-
trained scientists who have
had an enormous impact on
Israel's textile and fashion in-
dustries is Professor Gad
Alon, President of the Shenkar
College of Textile Technology
and Fashion in Ramat Gan
since 1977. Prof. Alon is
recognized in both academic
and research circles as a
motivating force in the ongo-
ing marriage of technology
and textile production.
Shenkar College is now the on-
ly fashion institute in the
world that teaches art, design,
and technology under one roof.
Advanced technology is of
primary importance, especially
in the selection and manipula-
tion of shade and color. Today,
one can introduce a color sam-
ple into a computer fabric,
thread, or even a piece of
paper will do and the system
will immediately deliver the
formula for an exact duplica-
tion of the color. It also sup-
plies the variations in formula
needed for different illumina-
tions or materials. It can even
interface with a computer
thousands of miles away. A
color sample from across the
world may be fed into the com-
puter for analysis and a for-
mula obtained without the
sample leaving the laboratory.
Technology is evident in all
three branches of the textile
industry: home textiles, in-
dustrial textiles, and the
fashion industry itself. In addi-
tion to design and color con-
siderations, today's textiles
must often be flame-retardant,
durable, waterproof, heat-
cold-, and fade-resistant, and
easy to care for. In the ongoing
search for the perfect fabric,
professional textile chemists
are pivotal.
Concomitantly, there is a
growing market in Israel for
industrial textiles like those
used in transportation, the
military, and civil engineering.
Finally, the geotextiles field
addresses the increasing con-
cern for preserving land and
water, and the frequent need
for strength and durability
without added weight, such as
reinforcing runways and
roads. Medical textiles have
been critical to such successful
medical innovations as ar-
tificial blood vessels, heart
valves, and artificial tissue for
cosmetic reconstruction. And
disposable textiles have reduc-
ed infection rates in hospitals.
In the rapidly changing
world of fashion and textiles,
quixotic art blends with
pragmatic technology with
surprising ease. The industry's
mercurial nature has helped it
gain a foothold in Israel
where high tech is always in
Dr. Alicia Gonzales FachineUo of Argentina is one of 11 doc-
tors, nurses and paramedical personnel currently enrolled in
the international Master's degree program of the School of
Public Health and Community Medicine at the Radassah-
Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. More than
200 medical professionals from 40 nations have participated
in the program since its founding.

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Friday, December 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
USA-Israel Fosters Inter-Faith Friendship
When the first inter-faith
celebration presented by
Calvary Temple Assembly of
God in West Palm Beach was
attended by representatives of
the Jewish community, it was
greeted with a little bit of
Now, three years later, the
warm outpouring of love for
Jews and Israel on behalf of
the congregation is seen as a
sincere effort to get beyond
traditional anti-Semitism and
develop new, supportive rela-
tionships with one another.
This feeling is motivated by
the belief that their future is
bound with Israel.
Calvery's Pastor William II-
nisky, who is the guiding force
behind this public show of
solidarity with the Jewish peo-
ple, extolled the 500 people
who filled the Hyatt ballroom
recently to "sing along with
the singers, stand up and
dance and, most of all, enjoy
And as the evening pro-
gressed, the people did just
that. Israeli folk dancing and
singing by members of Calvery
Temple and Amy Levine from
Ft. Lauderdale had everyone
clapping their hands and danc-
ing in the aisles to the rousing
melodies and rhythms which
generated a feeling of
Israel's Consul General in
Miami, David Cohen, com-
mended the efforts of Calvery
Temple saying, "what makes
this evening so very special is
that it shows that the rule that
men must hate and fear their
fellow men is not carved in
stone, that the exception to the
rule can exist and a better
world is possible.
"You wonderful people here
tonight prove that mutual
respect, understanding, and
dialogue make it possible to
look at each other as equals
and friends."
In Biblical times, the Jubilee
year occurred once every 50
years when God commanded
his people to return to their
homes and family, not to sow
in the fields as He will provide,
and to right all wrongs.
"Tonight," explained Robert
Pitchford, "this is our two
hours of Jubilee. We have the
chance for a new beginning
to love one another, foster an
attitude of giving, and to
liberate our pent up emotions
of anger ana hatred towards
one another."
In a moving tribute to what
her husband is trying to ac-
complish through his inter-
faith outreach, Esther Ilnisky
said, "We have the purist of
motives for what we are doing
in this room tonight." The ap-
plause from both Christians
and Jews affirmed her
From the first inter-faith
overtures from Calvery Tem-
ple three years ago, the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County has cooperated with
and encouraged these efforts.
This year Pastor Ilnisky asked
a member of the Community
Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation, Midge
Lansat, to work directly with
him to make this annual event
more meaningful and long
lasting for members of his
church. As a result, Mrs. Lan-
sat talked to groups at the
church about Christian anti-
Semitism and how Christians
Capping and singing to the music, the audience actively par-
tic pates in the celebration.
Dancers from Calvary Temple perform an Israeli dance.
can actively support Israel.
Another member of the
Jewish community was in-
spired by this unique effort to
promote good will among the
religions. Ever since poet Lou
Mass came to the first celebra-
tion, he has been bringing his
poetry of harmony to the at-
tention of Pastor Ilnisky. This
year the pastor asked him to
participate in the program.
"God inspired me to write,"
said Mr. Mass as he read two
poems about religious
"Israel needs you and people
like you who will make Israel
part of their hearts," Jan
Wilhem Van der Hoven told
the non-Jews in the audience.
The spokesperson of the Chris-
tian Embassy in Jerusalem
stated, "God said that He will
bless those that bless His peo-
ple. It is not enough to say you
love Israel but look to what
Pastor William Ilnisky of
Calvary Temple Assembly of
God welcomes the
assemblage to the third an-
nual USA-Israel Celebration.
you can do for Israel in pro-
moting its economy, Christian
tourism, and more. Our em-
bassy has been established to
Calvary Temple singers lead the audience in a rousing rendi-
tion of "Hava Nagila."
inspire you into action."
Mr. Van der Hoven spoke to
a very receptive audience who
are continuing to seek ways,
both locally and in Israel, to
further their sincere desire to
support Israel and the Jewish
Israel Must Seek New Export Markets
Clayton Yeuter, the United
States Trade Representative,
believes that if Israel wants to
increase its exports it must
find "market niches" for itself
as has South Korea and
The challenge for Israeli
firms is to "find a niche that's
a profitable one and one in
which they can meet the com-
petition, where they'll not be
overwhelmed by the much
larger firms that exist in the
United States or elsewhere,"
he told reporters from the
Israeli and U.S. Jewish media
at a press conference in his of-
fice last week.
Yeuter returned Nov. 20
from Israel where he spent a
week discussing the free Trade
Agreement between the U.S.
and Israel which was signed
September 1, 1985. This first
annual consultation on the
FTA, which will alternate bet-
ween Jerusalem and
Washington, was held with
Trade and Industry Minister
Ariel Sharon. He also met with
other officials, including
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon
"Israeli exporters have not
been as aggressive as those in
certain Asian countries like
Korea and Taiwan," Yeuter
said. He said he advised the
Israelis that "There's a com-
petitive world out there. The
market isn't going to come to
them. People aren't going to
knock on the doors in Tel Aviv
saying 'please sell me
something. The Israeli ex-
porters are going to have to be
out beating the bushes and
knocking on doors in the
market places of the world."
But Yeuter believes Israel
can do it. He said that Israel
has "sophisticated people,
well-educated" and a "skilled
labor force." However, he
noted that since Israeli wages
are higher than Korea and
Taiwan it can not compete in
labor intensive products. In-
stead, it should seek to export
"relatively high tech,
sophisticated products," he
The U.S.-Israel Free Trade
Agreement calls for a series of
elimination and reduction of
tariffs between the two coun-
tries by 1995. Yeuter said it is
too early to make an assess-
ment of the agreement's suc-
cess but he believes it can have
only a positive effect since
"once trade barriers are
reduced trade expands."
"Israel will be the greater
beneficiary" of the agreement
because the smaller trading
?artner always benefits more,
euter said. But he stressed
the U.S. also benefits. "To the
degree that Israel becomes a
larger winner than the United
States, that's fine, as long as
we are both winners," he said.
In 1985, Israel for the first
time exported more to the
U.S. than it imported. It ex-
ported $2.2 billion to the U.S.
and imported $1.8 billion. For
the first six months of 1986
Israel exported $1.2 billion and
imported $896 million.
Yeuter said that the Israeli
stressed to him that by open-
ing plants in Israel, American
firms would receive the same
trade concessions from the
European Community that
Israeli firms do, thus making it
easier for them to compete in
Israel At The Crossroads
Continued from Page 11-
be identified in official
documents as goyim."
A lawyer by profession,
Aloni has been using her ex-
pertise to fight the religious
establishment in Israel by
creating new alternatives for
those who do not want to use
the religious authorities in
matters such as marriage and
divorce. "As a result of the
cruelty and extremism of the
rabbinical courts in Israel,
many Israelis have lately
decided to ignore the religious
establishment," she said.
According to Aloni, hun-
dreds of Israelis, including her
own son Udi, have recently
married by signing "marriage
covenants under the law of
contracts." Many could be
married by the rabbinical
courts, but out of conviction
and protest against religious
coercion couples have elected
to be married by a lawyer
rather than a rabbi, she said.
For many in Israel, Aloni is
an admired leader. Many
others, however, especially
those in the religious establish-
ment and the right, view here
as an "enemy. For years,
Aloni has been fighting
religious intolerance. In recent
years, she has become a victim
of that phenomenon.
"I have been getting a lot of
threatening letters and
telephone calls," Aloni disclos-
ed. "I have been threatened
with mutilation and rape.
Maybe because I am a woman,
many of the letters include
sexual references and curses.
People call my home in the
middle of the night, warning
me and my family.
"Am I afraid? Maybe, some
times. But I am not going to
stop, I am not going to give up.
I am optimistic. I believe there
is a vitality in Israeli society, a
desire to be better, because
otherwise we will be
She paused for a momement
and then added: "I don't
believe in a society that lives
on its army, on religion and
contributions. That is Iran. I
believe in a Zionist, free, just
and democratic Israel."

Page 14 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, December 12, 1986
Refusenik Cancer Research
Specialist Arrives In Israel
Enjoying an after-dinner conversation at
the recent Israel America Trade Week
evening hosted by Bank Leumi, are Mrs.
Clayton Yeutter. wife of the U.S. trade
representative; Israeli Deputy Prime
Minister and Foreign Minister Shimon
peres (right); and Eli Hurvitz (left), chair-
man of the Board of Bank Leumi.
Vanunu Facing Lengthy Trial
Mordechai Vanunu, accused of
passing State secrets concern-
ing Israel's alleged nuclear
weapons arsenal to a foreign
newspaper, will remain in
custody pending a hearing on
the Prosecutor's request that
he be held in jail until the end
of his trial, Jerusalem District
Court Judge Zvi Tal ruled last
Sunday. No date has been set
for the hearing.
Tal also rejected a request
by Vanunu's attorney, Ajnnon
Zichroni, to hold the hearing in
public. The trial, when it
begins, is expected to last
about six weeks. Seven
witnesses will appear for the
prosecution and five or six for
the defendant, according to
Zichroni. Most of them will be
from abraod and probably will
testify as character witnesses.
Vanunu, a former technician
at the Dimona nuclear facility,
is accused of giving a British
newspaper information alleg-
ing that Israel has been
manufacturing nuclear
weapons for 20 years and now
possesses a sufficient number
to rank sixth among the
world's nuclear powers.
The charge sheet against
him was formally submitted to
the District Court and it ap-
pears less than likely that
Vanunu will face the death
The charges cite two sec-
tions of the Criminal Code.
Section 99 assistance to an
enemy in time of war pro-
vides the death penalty or life
imprisonment for "a person
who, with intent to assist an
enemy in war against Israel,
commits an act calculated so to
assist him."
But a separate section of the
Penal Code makes clear that a
death sentence can be imposed
only in time of active
hostilities. Legal authorities
believe that the prosecution
will not request the death
sentence because, while Israel
remains technically at war
with several Arab states, there
is no actual warfare in
The charge sheet also cited
Section 113 of the Penal Code
which provides life imprison-
ment for "a person who
delivers any secret informa-
tion without being authorized
to do so and with intent to im-
pair the security of the State.
It provides up to.15 years' im-
prisonment for anyone who
"obtains, collects, prepares
records or holds possession of
any secret information .. and
thereby intends to impair the
security of the State."
Vanunu was present in court
last Sunday under heavy guard
by police and security agents.
Scores of reporters and media
photographers were on the
scene as he was driven to and
from the courthouse in a
civilian pick-up truck. None
was able to get near him.
Iosif Irlin, a world-renowned
cancer research specialist, ar-
rived in Israel last Sunday
with his wife, Svetlana, also a
scientist, after a seven-year
struggle to leave the Soviet
Union. Both had been dismiss-
ed from their jobs at the On-
cological Center of the USSR
Academy of Medicine when
they first applied for exit visas
in April, 1979.
Iosif Irlin, 52, held a hunger
strike last August, breaking it
only when world figures, in-
cluding Israel's Chief Rabbis,
had promised to intercede on
his behalf. The U.S. Associa-
tion of Oncologists and the
French Cancer Society were
among the world bodies which
organized a campaign to ob-
tain his release from the Soviet
Union. "I thank you for your
very warm welcome, and for
all you have done on my
behalf," he told reporters at a
news conference at the Ben
Gurion Airport upon his ar-
rival here.
Irlin. who has published over
20 papers on cancer research
during the past two decades, is
expected to take up a research
position at the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science in Rehovot.
In March, 1981, while he
was trying to leave the USSR,
he wrote a letter stating: "I
am deprived of my work and
put in the position of an out-
cast. The same is true about
my wife. Now I have made up
my mind to turn to the interna-
tional scientific world, to in-
dividual colleagues-scientists
with the request to help me in
the hope that their in-
terference, their appeal to the
Soviet government will help
me leave the USSR."
Israeli High Court Rules
On Time Of Death
AJC: Eliminate Sex-Based
Wage Discrimination
American Jewish Committee
has overwhelmingly adopted a
policy calling for the elimina-
tion of sex-based wage
discrimination. The policy
statement, which was approv-
ed at AJC's recent annual Na-
tional Executive Council
meeting in Seattle, was the
culmination of a comprehen-
sive study by the committee's
Task Force on Pay Equity.
Theodore Ellenoff, AJC
President, said that the agency
"views the adoption of this
policy statement, and our ef-
forts to implement it, as an in-
tegral part of AJC's longstan-
ding commitment to achieving
full equality for all members of
our society, and as a natural
extension of our commitment
to human rights."
"Although approaches to
remedying the problem of sex-
based wage discrimination are
controversial," continued Mr.
Ellenoff, "we believe that
AJC's study process and the
policy statement that emerged
out of it can serve as a model
for depolarizing the charged
debate that frequently sur-
rounds discussion of this
Citing AJC's concern over
the wage gap between the
sexes, Charlotte G. Holstein,
Co-Chair of the Pay Equity
Task Force and an AJC Vice-
President, noted that women
working full time are paid 64
cents for every dollar earned
by their male counterparts.
Occupational sex segregation
and the undervaluation of jobs
dominated by women con-
tribute to this wage gap, said
Ms. Holstein.
Ms. Holstein added,
however, that public recogni-
tion of sex-based wage
discrimination was growing
steadily. She cited a recent
Harris poll which reported
that 70 percent of Americans
feel that "women often do not
receive the same pay as men
for doing exactly the same job
... or for doing comparable
jobs with similar skills and
The AJC endorses the
following approaches to
eliminating sex-based wage
a) urging greater govern-
mental accountability for en-
forcing the Equal Pay Act and
Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964.
b) increasing education on
sex-based wage discrimination
and its economic and social im-
plications for the entire
c) encouraging employers to
enter voluntarily into job
evaluations and take affir-
mative action, when
necessary, to eliminate sex-
based wage discrimination
where it is found to exist.
d) intensifying education
and training programs for
employees and employers, so
that women and men are
equally prepared for all
available jobs and are treated
eaually in the selection and
allocation of those jobs.
e) in coalition with other con-
cerned groups, analyzing cur-
rent successful models where
pay inequities were resolved,
and applying these methods to
ether institutions where
disputes exist or are imminent.
f) where evidence exists of
sex-based wage discrimination
in hiring and/or promotion
practices, encouraging resolu-
tion through voluntary ac-
tions, thereby avoiding
The American Jewish Com-
mittee is this country's pioneer
human relations organization.
Founded in 1906, it combats
bigotry, protects the civil and
religious rights of Jews here
and abroad, and advances the
cause of improved human rela-
ti ons for all people
The Supreme Court ruled last
week that medical standards
alone determine the precise
time of death which is the time
when the brain ceases to func-
tion. Sources at the Chief Rab-
binical Council said the ruling
did not conflict with halacha,
at least not in the specific case
to which it was applied.
The ruling was on the appeal
of a man convicted of murder-
ing his wife by setting her afire
and pushing her from an upper
floor of a building. The woman
was rushed to a hospital where
doctors determined that her
brain was not functioning
though other organs were. She
was kept alive for several days
by artificial means but died
when the mechanisms were
Her husband argued that
death was caused by detaching
medical equipment, not the
fall. But the high court re-
jected his appeal on grounds
that the woman was brain
dead upon arrival at the
Although the Rabbinical
Council agreed in this case
that death was determined in
accordance with halachic prin-
ciples, the ruling could raise
problems in the future with the
religious establishment. The
rabbinate has strongly oppos-
ed heart and other organ
transplants on grounds that a
donor could not be declared
dead as long as the heart con-
tinued to beat. Doctors point
out that hearts can be kept
beating by artificial means
long after brain death.
Justice Moshe Bejski, who
headed the panel of jurists ex-
amining the case, said he
studied the Chief Rabbinical
Council's guidelines before
handing down his decision. He
stressed, however, that only
modern medical principles can
apply when determining the
time of death, not prinicples
adopted "many generations
Holocaust Memorial Architect
James Ingo Freed, of I.M. Pei
and Partner, has been selected
as the design architect for the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum, it was an-
nounced here by Arthur
Rosenblatt, the museum's
Freed, 56, was the principal
design architect for the newly
completed Jacob Javits Ex-
position and Convention
Center in New York City.
Born in Essen, Germany, he
and his family came to the U.S.
in 1940.
"The Holocaust in its enor-
mity defies language and art,
yet both must be used to tell
the tale, the tale that must be
told," Elie Wiesel, Chairman
of the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council, said. "In
James Freed we have found an
architect who can master this
unique challenge."
The Memorial Council is con-
ducting a $100 million fun-
draising campaign for the
museum which will be located
on government property ad-
joining the National Mall. The
museum will house a Hall of
Witness, telling the story of
the Holocaust; a memorial Hall
of Remembrance, exhibition
halls, a Holocaust library and
archives, a Learning Center
and two theaters. Rosenblatt
said that plans now call for the
museum to be completed in
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Friday, December 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
Soviet Compliance With Helsinki Accords 'Seriously Flawed
The compliance by the Soviet
Union and Soviet Bloc coun-
tries with the human rights
provisions of the Helsinki Ac-
cords remains "seriously flaw-
ed," State Department
spokesman Charles Redman
said last week.
Redman gave this assess-
ment as the State Department
released the 21st Semi-
annualReport on the Im-
plementation of the Helsinki
Final Act. The report, which
covers the period Apr. 1-Oct.
1, was submitted to Sen.
Alfonse D'Amato (R., N.Y.),
chairman of the Commission
on Security and Cooperation in
Europe, which monitors com-
pliance with the accord.
"The overall record of com-
pliance of the Warsaw Pact na-
tions with their CSCE
(Conference on Security and
Cooperation in Europe) com-
mitments remained seriously
flawed," the report stated.
"Although some positive steps
were taken by these govern-
ments, the status of implemen-
tation over the current repor-
ting period did not change
significantly from earlier
The report listed as positive
steps the emigration ofAnato-
ly Sharansky's mother and
brother to Israel and a decision
to allow the emigration to the
United States of 65 divided
families. "By the end of the
reporting period, however,
roughly half of these had not
yet received their exit
documentation," it was noted.
Specifically dealing with the
issue of Soviet Jews, the
report declares that they
"have suffered particularly
severe treatment over the last
several years with arrests,
trials and convictions of many
Jews, especially those who ac-
tively pursue their own
religious nad cultural
"Moscow Hebrew teacher
Aleksei Magarik, who was ar-
rested in March at Tbilisi Air-
S>rt allegedly in possession of
ashish, was sentenced on
June 9 to three years in a labor
"Moscow Hebrew teacher
and labor camp inmate Yuli
Edelshtein, who suffered a
broken leg and torn urethra in
a February fall, and who had
long been refused treatment in
a regular hospital, was finally
operated on in July and is
Libya May Have Given Syria Nerve Gas
Sunday Telegraph reported
last week that Libya has given
Syria deadly nerve gas
weapons, traceable to the
Soviet Union, which could be
used with devastating effect
on Israel's main cities.
The report, by the
newspaper s defense cor-
respondent, cited Western in-
telligence sources for the in-
formation. According to the
writer, the Syrians can use the
nerve gas warheads on their
Soviet-made SCUD missiles.
WARHEADS could kill
everyone within a 25-mile
radius and render a city
uninhabitable for about 24
hours after the attack, the
Telegraph report said. The
SCUD is a vehicle-launched
surface-to-surface missile with
a range of more than 160
miles. Until now, SCUDs in
the arsenals of Libya, Syria
and Iran were thought to be
armed with conventional
warheads in contrast to the
Soviet weapons which are
According to the Telegraph,
possession of a long-range
View of Christian America
Should Be Challenged
prominent iurist, Alan Der-
showitz, said that the latest in-
stance of what he called "the
Christianization of America"
should be challenged.
"There ought to be
something done," he said,
about the view expressed by a
judge in Chicago that
"America's origins are Chris-
tian" and that the "founding
fathers intended and achieved
full religious freedom for all
within the context of a Chris-
tian nation in the First
Amendment as it was adopted,
rather than as we have rewrit-
ten it."
Law School professor and a
spokesperson for civil liberties
and human rights, was referr-
ing to the ruling on Nov. 5 by
U.S. District Court Judge
Frank McGarr that a creche
should stand on the grounds of
Chicago's City Hall.
Addressing the annual Ben-
jamin Epstein Memorial Lec-
ture of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith last
week, Dershowitz urged
resistance to those "who are
trying, by a two-step process,
to turn this country, in which
all citizens are supposed to be
equal, into a Christian nation
where Jews are tolerated."
He said that "being
tolerated was something very
good for us in most countries
of the world. We spent so
much of our history in Poland
because Poland was one of the
first countries to tolerate us as
merely second-class citizens."
chemical warfare capability
will give Syria "a huge advan-
tage over Israel in any future
conflict. Fired from the Golan
Heights, a SCUD armed with a
chemical warhead could
devastate the population of
any Israeli city ... There will
be immense pressure on Israel
for a preemptive strike," the
Telegraph said.
Israel is said to be "fully
aware" of the Syrian weapon
and has carried out military
exercises in nuclear-chemical-
biological protective clothing.
slowly recovering.
"Moscow Hebrew teacher
Iosif Begun has been denied
visits by his wife and son for
more than one year, and the
authorities refuse to forward
his letters to his family.
"Leningrad Hebrew teacher
Vladimir Lifshits, who was
sentenced to three years in a
labor camp for 'anti-Soviet
slander,' has suffered a serious
deterioration in his health due
to harsh prison conditions."
During the six months covered
by the report no other Hebrew
teachers were arrested. But
the report notes that informa-
tion is ''beginning to surface of
a crackdown on several Jewish
activists in the Ukrainian city
of Cherkassy. A ritual bath
(mikva) in Moscow's Marina
Roscha Synagogue was
reportedly destroyed by the
Soviet authorities on Sept. 9."
The report said that Jewish
refuseniks continue to be
harassed. Leningrad
refuseniks Boris and
Margarita Yelkin and Yevgeni
Leyn were detained by the
militia for several hours after a
reception at the (U.S.) con-
sulate in July," the report said.
"Six other Leningrad Jews
were detained in April while
on their way to a private ex-
hibition of Jewish art. Periodic
interruption of telephone ser-
vice, occasional house arrest
and frequent detention by the
militia for several hours,
ostensibly for document
checks, continue to be common
forms of harassment."
The other Soviet bloc coun-
try in which Jews were victims
of human rights violations was
Rumania, according to the
During the period covered
by the report, "an historic and
unique synagogue and a major
Jewish community facility
an old-age home housing some
80 persons were abruptly
demolished to make way for
urban renewal, despite earlier
government assurances to the
contrary," the report said.
"These actions led to con-
siderable Western concern
regarding the fate of other im-
g>rtant Jewish facilities in
The report added that "the
Jewish community was also
disturbed by an article seeking
to show that the 1941 pogrom
in Iassi, in which many
thousands died, was an event
of only minor significance and
one for which Rumanian
authorities bore no respon-
sibility. The Jewish community
has protested vigorously, fear-
ing this incident might
foreshadow the reemergence
of anti-Semitism in Rumanian
The State Department
stressed that the United
States delegates to the CSCE
follow-up meeting, now going
on in Vienna, "have
highlighted Soviet and East
European compliance
Jews, he said, were also so
tolerated "in the golden age of
Jewish exile in the Arab
Dershowitz cautioned those
who would say "What's so
wrong with tolerance?" and
those who claim that "second-
class citizenship is much better
than something else." He
scored the oft-used term
"Judaeo-Christian tradition"
as "one of the most seductive
myths ever fostered on the
American people. This is not a
Judaeo-Christian country. This
is multi-ethnic, multi-racial,
multi-religious country.
Judaism has no claim to being
the second religion both
because it has claim not to be
second and because it has no
right to claim to be second
over others."
"We must fight efforts to try
to get us to take money from
government to help our in-
stitutions. We must continue
to fight for the survival of our
Jewish institutions, but we
have to pay the way, because
he who pays the piper calls the
tune. And we don t want the
tunes called" either by Chris-
tian fundamentalists or by
Jewish Orthodoxy.
He warned against prayer in
the public schools "because
there is no prayer without
price. There is no prayer
without inevitably asking the
question, "Who is it we are
praying to'?"

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40th Anniversary of Nuremberg
Trials Recall Hitler's Mad Dream

ON ANOTHER occasion, Goer-
ing demolished Jackson when the
latter linked Goering's name to a
document which purportedly call-
ed for the "liberation of the
Rhineland." Goering haughtily
pointed out that the. original Ger-
man called merely for the dredg-
ing of the Rhine river.
Goering did not, however fare
so well with David Maxwell Fyfe,
the British advocate, who
established his complicity in the
murder of allied servicemen, the
violation of Holland and Belgium
and the extermination of Euro-
pean Jewry.
That latter event occupied much
of the tribunals' deliberations. It
is instructive to note that, while
defendants such as Goering
denied knowledge of our respon-
sibility for the Holocaust, others
such as Frank and Sneer
acknowledged direct or indirect
responsibility. It did not occur to
any of the Nuremberg amcsed to
deny the fact of the annihilation of
six million Jews.
HANS FRANK, the man who
presided over the country where
most of the murderers of Jews
took place, Poland, experienced a
religious conversion during his in-
carceration. This prompted him to
display a candor not found in some
of his colleagues. "Athousand
years will pass," he said, "and this
guilt of Germany will not be
Frank's diary provides chilling
evidence of that guilt. "As far as
the Jews are concerned, they
must be, done away with in one
way or another ... We must an-
nihilate the Jews ... We cannot
shoot or poison those 3.5 million
Jews, but we shall nevertheless
take measures which lead to their
Rudolph Hess.' a witness who
testified on behalf of Ernst
Kaltenbrunner, was the comman-
dant of Auschwitz. In a flat and
unemotional voice, he told the
tribunal how he had been able per-
sonally to supervise the murder of
two-and-a-half million people. He
indicated with pride how the
Auschwitz gas chambers were
made more effective than those at
Treblinka. His solution? The in-
troduction of fast-acting Cyclon B
Ann and John Tusa, in their
book on Nuremberg, say of Hess:
"He was pleased to say that,
thanks to his impeachable ar-
rangements, few of the victims
had ever realized they were about
to die: notices gave the impression
they going to a debusing or
THE GAS chambers were, of
course, only one Nazi method for
killing Jews. Nazi executive
squads, the Einsatzgruppen,
followed regular German Army
troops into the Soviet Union in
order to search out and murder
Otto Ohlendorf, the officer who
combined Einsatzgroup D, told
the court that his unit had killed
90,000 people in 1942. "After the
registrations," he said, "the Jews
were collected at one place, and
from there they were later
transported to the place of execu-
tion, which was, as a rule, an attck
ditch or a natural excavation. The
executions were carried out in a
military manner by firing squads
under command.'
One of the most emotional
moments of the trial occurred
when films were shown depicting
the savagery of the death camp.
They provided revoltingly graphic
shots of the victims of Maidanek,
and the British projected on to the
screen in court the vision of the
hell they had found at Bergen
At first, some of the defendants
refused to look at the films. Then,
one after another, they cast
fleeting glances at the flickering
images of human bodies in various
stages of decomposition, at
mounds of shoes, glasses and
other personal items which the
Nazis had so neatly arranged as
their owners were being gassed.
in the face of the shatterin
evidence of their culpability, that
their only defense could be ig-
norance. In order to exculpate
themselves, they laid blame on
Hitler, Himmier, Eichmann and
Borman all conveniently absent
from the court room.
The luckiest man at Nuremberg
was Albert Speer, Hitler's per-
sonal architect and munitions
minister. At the trial, he adopted
a contrite behavioral mode and
condemned Nazi atrocities. He ac-
cepted indirect respnsibility for
them, but subtly pointed out that
he was not aware of them. He fur-
ther impressed the judges by ad-
mitting that he could have been
aware of them had he wanted.
Speer was released in 1965 and
wrote several books about his
wartime experiences. He also ask-
ed forgiveness from the Jewish
In 1984, Matthais Schmidt, a
West German researchers,
published a book which revealed
for the first time that Speer had
kept a personal diary during the
war. The diary revealed that he
knew a lot more about Nazi
policies towards Jews than he ad-
mitted at the trial. The diary was
never introduced at Nuremberg;
had it become part of the public
record, it is doubtful whether
Speer would have escaped the
Senior News
Night At The Movies
The Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches'
Young Couples group is spon-
*** soring an evening at the
Cinema 'n Drafthouse in Lake
Worth on Dec. 24 to see a
wide-screen presentation of
Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie."
The event, which begins at
. 8:30 p.m., is not restricted to
married couples. Singles and
their dates are welcome.
The party is designed for
relaxation and fun. Norm
Landerman, Young Couples
Club Co-Chairperson, em-
phasizes: "This is a good time
for people to socialize and
mingle or sit in a high-backed
swivel chair and schmooze
with old and new friends." The
cost for the evening is $20 per
couple and this includes two
free drinks and an all you can
eat buffet. The buffet includes
pizza, veggies, nachos, cheese
and crackers, pocorn and
more. In addition, according to
Landerman, "There will be
silent short features and music
video presentations in the
People interested in atten-
ding this event are requested
to RSVP immediately by sen-
ding a check to JCC, 700
Spencer Dr., West Palm
Beach, Fl. 33409, Attention:
Ann. For further information
call the Center at 689-7700.
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 oners daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
The Kosher lunch program
at the JCC is designed to keep
persons healthy physically and
mentally. Participants en/joy
delicious nutritious foods that
are a result of carefully plann-
ed menus by our registered
dietician. Daily varied pro-
grams educate and entertain
older adults each day. People
with valuable knowledge con-
stantly visit the center to in-
form and enlighten par-
ticipants. There is no fee, but
contributions are requested.
Reservations must be made,
call Carol or Lillian at
Monday, Dec. 15
"Games" with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Dec. 16 "Tools
for Independent Living" with
Jocquiline Kreinick
Wednesday, Dec. 17 "Ex-
ercise" with Shirley Sheriff
Thursday, Dec. 18 Helen
Gold, RD
Friday, Dec. 19 "Special
Chanukah Service," Dr. Elliot
Kosher Home Delivered
Meals Homebound persons
60 years or older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home are eligible. Call Carol at
689-7703 for more
Transportation is available
in a designated area for per-
sons 60 years of age or over
who do not use public
transportation. We take peo-
ple to treatment centers, doc-
tor's offices, to hospitals, and
nursing homes to visit spouses,
to social service agencies and
nutrition centers. We service
the handicapped in our special
lift vehicle. There is no fee for
this service but participants
are encouraged to contribute
their fair share. This service is
in great demand so please
make reservations in advance.
For more information and/or
reservations, call 689-7703 and
ask for Helen or Lillian in the
Transportation Department,
between 9 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Palm Beach County School
Board Adult Education
Classes: "The Gangs Weigh"
Monday, 1:45 p.m.
"Ways to Wellness":
Thursdays, 1:15 p.m. Last
class Dec. 18.
Writers Workshop: Friday,
10 a.m. Last class Dec. 19.
Intermediate Bridge
Zionist Honored
Bloomfield, president of the Cana-
dian Zionist Federation, has
received an honorary doctor of
Jaw degree from St. Francis
Xavier University of Antigonish,
Nova Scotia. i '
Series: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday Council:
Second Tuesday of each
month, 2 p.m.
A stimulating group of men
and women meet each week to
discuss all phases of current
events. An addition to the pro-
gram includes a Kosher lunch
and more camaraderie at 1:15
p.m. before the regular discus-
sion group begins. For lunch
first, make a reservation by
calling Veronica at 689-7703.
The regular discussion group
begins at 2:15.
The regular weekly meeting
of this group will take place on
Thursday at 10 a.m. Persons
wishing to stay for an extend-
ed Kosher luncheon get
together, make reservations
with Veronica, 689-7703.
Health Insurance
Assistance: Third Thursday of
each month.
Home Financial Manage-
ment: The first and third
Wednesday of every month at
1:30 p.m.
Legal Aid: First Thursday
of the month.
Senior Employment: An op-
portunity for senior to obtain
employment. A representative
from the National Council of
Senior Citizens is available by
Join the new "Chaver-Tel"
(Hebrew for Tel Buddy) pro-
gram. Volunteers are needed
to keep in touch by telephone
with home-bound members.
Volunteers are also needed
for the Pre-school. If in-
terested in either of these pro-
grams, call Carol Fox at
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact the Jewish Community Center,
689-7700. *
Registration is now open for Parent-Toddler classes for
children through the ages of 6-24 months at the Keren-Orr
Pre-School of the Jewish Community Center of the Palm
Beaches for the new session beginning Jan. 5, 1987. For
detailed information call Gail at 689-6332.
The Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches will
offer a No School Holiday Winter Vacation Program for
pre-schoolers through 6th graders from Monday, Dec.
22-Friday, Jan. 2 (no program Jan. 1) at Camp Shalom. Ac-
tivities will include arts and crafts, group games, sports,
trips and special events relating to the Chanukah holidays.
Space is limited and early registration is advised. For
detailed information call Deri at 689-7700.
All Single groups of the Jewish Community Center are
invited to Friday night services at Temple Beth El, 2815
No. Flagler Dr. on Dec. 19, 8:15 p.m. After services there
will be an Oneg for singles. The program will revolve
around Jewish Book Month.
YOUNG SINGLES (20's and 30's)
On Sunday, Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m., get together at Camp
Shalom for a day of co-ed flag football and sport. Bring own
thirst quencher and the cooler will be provided.
Meet at the Center (700 Spencer Dr.) on Thursday, Dec.
18, 7:30 p.m., to carpool to the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Cost: $3 entry fee.
On Sunday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., gather for an evening of cof-
fee, cake and conversation. Call Ann at 689-7700 for loca-
tion and directions.
Get together Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., to enjoy
miniature golf at the Rapids (No. Military Trail between 45
bt. and Blue Heron Blvd.). Ask for the group at the en-
trance. Afterwards everyone will go to Perkins for a bite to
eat. Cost: $3 per game plus own fare.
tier for an even-
.J game or just br-
ing yourself and join in Trivial Pursuit, Backgammon and
more. Wine and cheese will be served. Donation: $3.
To RSVP and for location and directions, call Ann, JCC.
ta?S? 22?,?iah*fWPr- Join the K* 'or music, danc-
Ihfs holiday refre8hments and ^tivities celebrating
Donation: $1.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. get togeth
ing of fun and games. Bring favorite board g
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Friday, December 12, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Israel Film Festival Expanded
Israeli film magnate Menahem
Golan and American actor
Chuck Norris ioined a crowd of
American and Israeli film per-
sonalities to mark the opening
of the fourth annual Israel
Film Festival in New York
recently at the Waldorf
Festival producer Meir
Fenigstein said the festival has
expanded in size and scope this
year, with an added run in Los
Angeles for the first time.
During the festival which
ran Nov. 22 through Dec. 4, 14
Israeli films played several
runs each at the New Carnegie
Theater in Manhattan. Eight
of the 14 films premiered in
New York.
Six of the festival films have
received nominations for
Academy Awards as Best
Foreign film: "Sallah," "I
Love you Rosa," "The House
on Chelouche Street," "Opera-
tion Thunderbolt (Entebbe)"
"Beyond the Walls," and
"Avanti Popolo."
Fenigstein said a major goal
of the festival and the com-
pany he founded and directs to
produce the festival, Israfest
Foundation Inc., is to promote
film production in Israel. In
1986, the number of foreign
films shot in Israel jumped
from sue the previous year to
Golan, chairman of the
Board of Cannon Group Inc.,
said that he hopes a $30 million
studio Cannon is building out-
side Jerusalem will further en-
courage foreign producers to
make films in Israel.
Golan said Cannon is in the
midst of filming 16 fairy tales
in the not-yet-completed
Jerusalem studio. "We are
building the biggest studio in
the whole Mediterranean,"
said Golan. "This marks the
new potential of making films
in Israel."
Three Golan-Globus produc-
tions will play in the film
festival: "The Lover" based on
A.B. Yehoshua's popular
novel, "Gloves," the story of
Polish immigrant boxer, and
"Queen of the Class." Other
films in the festival include:
"Smile of the Lamb," "Irit
Irit," "Nadia" "Bar 51,"
"You're in the Army Girls,"
and "Hamsin."
Settlers Vow Unrest
If Land-for-Peace Is Policy
- While the Middle East
peace process appears to be
on hold, the future of the
West Bank and Gaza con-
tinues to be a major topic of
argument in both Israel and
the United States.
In the U.S. especially, even in
the Jewish community, the
assumption is that a solution re-
quires Israeli withdrawal at least
from part of the West Bank.
But Elyakim Haetzni, a member
of the Kiryat Arba Municipal
Council and a leader of the Judaea
and Samaria settlement move-
ment, is in the U.S. to stress that
if the Israeli government would
agree to withdrawal, thousands of
Jewish settlers would refuse to
"I will remain," he said in a talk
recently at the American Enter-
prise Institute, a Washington-
based think tank.
HAETZNI, a lawyer and
founder of Elisha (Citizens for
Judaea, Samaria, Gaza, Jerusalem
and Golan), said any Israeli
withdrawal would be "illegal" and
that any Israeli leader who agreed
to such a step would be a
If the Israeli army were to try to
evict the Jewish settlers there
would be no "bloodshed" between
Jews. Instead, he said, the settlers
would engage in "civil
Haetzni was joined at the AEI
by Ehud Sprinzak, a senior lec-
turer in political science at
Hebrew University who is cur-
rently a visiting professor at
American University here.
Sprinzak said Haetzni
represents what he calls the
"radical right" in Israel. The "bad
news" is that this group
represents "a very significant and
influential stream in Israel's
political culture" with the support
of 20-25 percent of Israelis, Sprin-
zak said.
HE SAID the radical right was
the most "dynamic camp" in
Israeli politics. He said they have
a particular appeal to the youth,
who recognize that these people,
unlike others, believe what they
In addition, Sprinzak said that
""n-political Israelis have been en-
couraged to move to the West
Bank by the offer of inexpensive
housing. Once there they become
quickly involved in supporting the
views of the radical right.
Sprinzak said the radical right is
made up of five elements. The
first and most important is Gush
Emunim, which spearheaded the
settlement movement. The second
is the Tehiya Party, which enjoys
the support of 7-8 percent of
Israelis, according to Sprinzak.
Kahane's Kach group, he said.
The fourth group are "extreme
rabbis and intellectuals" who
speak like Gush Emunim but think
like Kahane, Sprinzak said.
He said the final group is made
up of Trade and Industry Minister
Ariel Sharon and his followers in
Likud. He said they remain in
Likud in hopes that Sharon can
become Prime Minister.
Sprinzak said the radical right
has grown since 1977 and the
signing of the Camp David Ac-
cords, which they opposed. He at-
tributed this to the lack of a Likud
leader who has the personal
authority to make international
agreements and then tell those op-
posed, "You are not going to tell
me how to defend Israel."
Haetzni did not directly reply to
Sprinzak's analysis, although he
called the Camp David
agreements a "sellout."
But he made a strong defense of
the Jewish right to live in Judaea
and Samaria. "It is difficult to
understand the difference bet-
ween Jaffa and Hebron or if you
like Ramie and Ramallah," he
said. He noted that Israel cap-
tured Ramie and Jaffa in 1948 and
Hebron and Ramallah in 1967.
HE SAID that as Israel did
when East Jerusalem was
liberated in the Six-Day War, "we
should have made it clear in '67
that Judaea and Samaria are the
real goal of our return to the Land
of Israel. This is the place where
the Bible took place."
"Do we live in the time of the
Bible or do we live today?" Sprin-
zak responded. He said that he
and many other Israelis do not
want to live like the rest of the
Middle East, but in a democracy,
something which he suggested the
radical right does not want.
Haetzni said that while he
favors annexing Judaea and
Samaria, he would not do so until
a quarter of a million Jews live
there. About 70,000 Jews do now.
Then he said he would favor
autonomy for the Palestinians liv-
ing there. He said the more Jews
in the area "the less anxiety, the
less nervous" the Jewish settlers
will be and the more self-
government the Palestinians
could have.
BUT SPRINZAK said that
Jews and Arabs living side-by-side
does not guarantee friendship. He
^ noted that in the West Bank there
'is Jewish vigilantism and Jewish
terrorism for the first time in 40
Asked if Arabs on the West
Bank under his plan would be
allowed to vote for the Knesset,
Haetzni said he would agree to
that when Jews could vote in Jor-
dan. He noted that Jordan allows
no Jews and no one challenges
Haetzni pointed out that there
are several towns called Hebron in
the U.S. "Imagine if the mayor
there or the central government
would decide that Jews there can-
not buy land or buy a home or
open a shop or live in Hebron," he
said. He added that in the
"Original Hebron" that was the
HE GAVE a long legal argu-
ment for Israel's right to the West
Bank and Gaza. He noted that
both the Balfour Declaration and
the British Mandate listed
Palestine as what is now Israel,
the West Bank and Jordan. But
Britain broke off Eastern
Palestine in 1922 to give to King
Abdullah and in the 1939 White
Paper forbade any Jewish settle-
ment in Judaea and Samaria as
well as immigration. He said the
new Israeli government dissolved
the White Paper, which meant
that settlement in the West Bank
was no longer illegal.
In addition, Haetzni stressed
that after conquering the West
Bank in 1948, Abdullah passed a
new law that the Arabs on both
sides of the Jordan are "one peo-
ple." Noting that the majority of
Jordanians are Palestinians,
Haetzni said that there is already
a Palestinian state.
Hadassah Opens
Tel Aviv Clinics
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion is borrowing a page from
its early history when it
operated '' health stations''
throughout what was then
Palestine in opening new
specialty clinics in Tel Aviv.
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion officials said the clinics at
Beit Harofim Doctors'
House will serve patients in
Tel Aviv and surrounding
areas who cannot readily
travel to Jerusalem for follow-
up care, routine medical super-
vision or treatment.
Oil: Getting
A Cheap Fix
Oil imports from Arab members of the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Countries hit a five-year high during
the first eight months of 1986, according to the U.S.
Department of Energy. By August U.S. import levels had
risen to more than one million barrels a day from Arab
OPEC members or seven 7 percent of current imports.
Last year these countries provided 472,000 barrels per day
or three percent of demand.
Industry analysts attribute the sudden increase in U.S.
imports to the cut-rate prices of Persian Gulf oil brought on
by the disarray within OPEC.
Under former oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi
Arabia attempted to capture a greater share of the market
by increasing production and driving prices down. Last
year Saudi oil sold in the U.S. for $24.63; during the second
quarter of 1986 it dropped to $10.34. As a result, the
Saudis became the fourth largest supplier of oil to the U.S.
Only Saudi Arabia, with its vast wealth of easily ob-
tainable oil, could withstand the price slashing. Citing poor
profitability, U.S. producers cut the number of operating
wells from 1,950 in December 1985 to 686 in July 1986.
Saudi Arabia's OPEC partners were also affected. Thirs-
ty for revenue to fuel its war with Iraq, Iran lobbied other
OPEC members to impose production quotas to bring
prices up. The Wall Street Journal reported that
Washington and Tehran both brought pressure on the
Saudis to allow prices to rise. Saudi King Fahd was ap-
parently convinced and fired oil minister Yamani when he
resisted the King's revised oil policy. At the recent
emergency meeting of OPEC oil ministers, the cartel im-
posed production quotas until the end of the year in an at-
tempt to raise prices to $18 a barrel.
Industry analysts and government officials predict that
low oil prices will prevail until 1990 due to large inventories
and high non-OPEC production. Economists also point out
that Arab OPEC members have developed large govern-
ment budgets which must be maintained with oil revenues.
According to Elihu Bergman, Executive Director of
Americans for Energy Independence, compliance with
OPEC quotas is unlikely. "(Members') different economic
and political needs create clashes of interest that cannot be
reconciled by an agreement to share a limited market. It
still is a condition of 'every man for himself with competi-
tion among the suppliers to sell in a glutted market."
The most important question now posed by producers
and consumers alike is whether the U.S. will become more
dependent on imported oil in the long term. The answer ap-
pears to be yes.
The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that oil con-
sumption will rise from 15.7 million barrels a day in 1985 to
16.5 million in 1995, while domestic production will drop
from 11.1 million to 8.8 million. The Congressional
Research Service and the U.S. Geological Survey foresee
declines in U.S. domestic oil production by as much as 50
percent by the year 2000. Americans will have to import
more oil or switch to other forms of energy.
Economist Eliahu Kanovsky whose oil market
forecasting has been more accurate than that of many
other experts argues that non-oil and fuel-efficient
systems are already in place in the U.S. which will minimize
dependence on imports. But Bergman suggests that, in the
years to come, oil could continue to power America's elec-
trical generators and force greater dependence on foreign
The National Petroleum Council of the Department of
Energy recently concluded that U.S. dependence on
foreign oil sources could rise from its current 27 percent
level to 35-to-50 percent by 1990, 45-to-60 percent by 1995,
and 50-to-70 percent by the year 2000.
According to Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel,
"The United States is being set up for a major oil price
shock ..." Hodel sees the potentia for a superpower con-
frontation as oil production within the USSR declines while
U.S. dependence on Persian Gulf oil grows. "My concern,"
he says, "is that the Soviets, who are not well known for
walking away from strategic opportunities, might well cast
covetous eyes upon the world's greatest known oil reserves
the super-giant fields in the Persian Gulf."
Many analysts have suggested that the government
discourage consumption and encourage domestic explora-
tion by raising prices through import duties. The Reagan
Administration has declined so far, resisting government
interference in the private sector.
But Kanovsky argues that the OPEC cartel, by its very
nature, restricts free trade. OPEC-sponsored price hikes
are a form of taxation, he believes, and should be countered
with U.S. tariffs. Kanovsky predicts that if duties were im-
posed, producers would lower prices below OPEC-imposed
levels to absorb the tariffs and improve sales.
Bergman concludes that in the next 14 years, oil pro-
ducers will once again be in the position of power. "And
given the time frames for accomplishing any meaningful
energy results, what happens in 14 years will have to be
started within the next two."
(Near East Report)

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Non-Jewish Spouses Seek
Sisterhood Membership
Women's League for Conser-
vative Judaism has called upon
the Rabbinical Assembly's
Committee on Law and Stan-
dards to determine whether
the non-Jewish woman in a
mixed marriage can become a
Sisterhood member.
At present, the Rabbinical
Assembly's Law Committee
has ruled that the 1,200
member Conservative rabbis
should not accept mixed mar-
riage couples into their con-
gregations. However, there is
no sanction process, and there
are some Conservative rabbis
who have permitted mixed
couples to become synagogue
Women's Division
Continued from Page 2
the rewards were great. I
made some wonderful friend-
ships and saw many people get
involved, many of whom re-
main committed to this day."
Reflecting on her year as
head of Women's Division,
Staci Lesser remembers that
this was the time when
Women's Division began to
work together with other
women's organizations in the
community. "Women's Divi-
sion wanted to honor the
Presidents of the other Jewish
women's organizations and let
them know that Women's Divi-
sion was there to help them.
That was the year that the
first Women's Division
Presidents Breakfast was held
at my home."
At the beginning of her
term, over 200 women attend-
ed a Women's Division lun-
cheon. "We were overwhelm-
ed that so many women
representing women's
organization were gathered in
one room. Our community had
come a long way."
She vividly recollects that at
that luncheon the umbrella
was used to symbolize the
Women's Division's relation-
ship with the other women's
organizations. "We used a col-
orful umbrella made of felt to
represent Women's Division.
The Presidents came up and fit
a section, representing their
organization, on the
Mrs. Lesser developed her
leadership abilities over her
many years of active involve-
ment. But she attributes her
leadership training in those
early years of Women's Divi-
sion to one man I. Edward
Adler who served as
Federation's Executive Direc-
tor. "Bim was wonderful. He
was a great educator in deal-
ing with lay leadership. No one
has inspired me and taught me
as mucn as Bim. He knew how
to take raw material and make
a leader."
Through the efforts of Mrs.
List and Mrs. Lesser,
Women's Division reached out
to women with a feeling of car-
ing and they responded.
Cynnie List has been active in Women's Division ever
since the 1960's and is currently a Board Member. She is a
Cabinet member of UJA's Florida Regional Women's Divi-
sion and is a member of the Board of Jewish Federation. In
addition to chairing the Human Resource Sub-committee of
the Long-Range Comprehensive Planning Committee, she
was a member of its Steering Committee and Governance
Sub-committee. She has served on the Communications
Committee and currently is a member of the 25th Anniver-
sary Celebration Committee as well as a Guardian Ad
Litem of Juvenile Court of Palm Beach County.
Staci Leaser has been active in Jewish Federation for
the last 20 years. She has served on the Executive Commit-
tee of Federation in the capacity of Secretary and
Treasurer. Mrs. Leaser is a member of the Boards of the
Jewish Family and Children's Service and the Jewish Com-
munity Center, having served as Fund-raising Vice Presi-
dent for the JCC. A recipient of Federation's Community
Service Award, she is a past Chairman of the Communica-
tions Committee and the Pre-school Committee. Mrs.
Lesser is the founding President of Bat Gurion Hadassah
and a past Executive Board member of Florida Region of
Hadassah. She currently is the Director of Advertising for
the Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County.
In West Bank
Continued from Page 1
ning. Israeli authorities ar-
rested Dr. Salah Jawad, a pro-
fessor of history at the univer-
sity for allegedly inciting the
students. Jawad said he was in
fact trying to calm them.
Israeli officers said the
rioting was the most serious
ever in the campus area.
Soldiers used water cannon,
tear gas and rubber bullets in a
vain effort to disperse the
rioters before they opened fire
with live ammunition, an IDF
spokesman said. ....
A university spokeman told
a press conference in
Jerusalem that night that the
unrest was due to the
roadblocks. He complained
that soldiers held up am-
bulances coming to the scene
to transfer the dead and
wounded to local hospitals.
Student sources said the
bodies of the two students
fatally shot were hidden from
the IDF to prevent their burial
after dark. They said the IDF
feared a new outburst if a
funeral was held in daylight.
AT THE recent biennial
meeting of the Women's
League, a resolution was
adopted stating: "We
recognize with concern the
growing rate of mixed mar-
riages and the resulting situa-
tions that continue to arise
across the country in our af-
filiated Sisterhoods." The
resolution called on the Rab-
binical Assembly "to explore
all facets of the question and
establish standards and
guidelines for the synagogue
and its affiliated
The resolution added: "We
recognize the needs of non-
Jewish women, married to
Jewish men, whether affiliated
or unaffiliated with a
synagogue, who have express-
ed the desire to pursue Jewish
aims and ideals. We wish to en-
courage their participation in
Jewish community life." The
Women's League called for the
development of an educational
and cultural outreach program
to the non-Jewish woman part-
ner in a mixed marriage.
RABBI Kassel Abelson,
Rabbinical Assembly presi-
dent, told the convention that
the entire question of mixed
marriages must be dealt with
and that programs should be
established in each congrega-
tion to "deal with these ques-
tions and bring the family
closer to Judaism and closer to
the synagogue, so that
children of all mixed marriages
will be raised as Jews."
Where interest develops, he
added, "because the family is
warmly welcomed into the con-
gregation and their problems
sympathetically dealt with, we
may discover that the non-
Jewish spouse will, at some
point, opt to study about
Judaism and even convert to
Judaism." Abelson noted that
many Conservative congrega-
tions are confronted with such
questions as: should the
children of a mixed marriage
be permitted to study in
religious schools, allowed to be
Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or even to
get married in the congrega-
tion? "There is scarcely a fami-
ly in our congregations that
has not been touched by this
problem in the person of a
child marrying outside of the
faith," he added.
PHYLLIS HAAS, the past
national vice president of the
Women's League, agreed that
dealing with non-Jewish
spouses in a mixed marriage
becomes a sensitive problem,
which has been on the increase
in Conservative congregations
over the past number of years.
She felt that only halachically
converted couples should be
accepted as members of
But Margery Saul son, the
Women's League's Michigan
branch president, who agreed
that the question of non-
Jewish spouses must be dealt
with, said: "We must embrace
her and encourage her in the
study of Judaism. If we make
the non-Jewish female partner
welcome, we can undoubtedly
elicit a voluntary conversion,
since she will recognize the
wholesome quality of religious
Judaism and the enrichment
that such practices bring to the
entire Jewish family."
Religious Directory
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 38435. Phone 586-9423.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m.
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.
at Temple B'nai Jacob, 2177 Congress Ave., West Palm Beach.
Mailing address: 500 South Australian Ave., Suite 402, West
Palm Beach, FL 33401. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor Howard
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.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
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. 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. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Cantor Norman
Brody. 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: 129 Sparrow Dr., Royal Palm Beach, FL
33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. Rabbi
Seymour Friedman. Phone 798-8888.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch. Cantor
Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and
holidays 9 a.m., Monday and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chazin. Cantor David Feuer.
Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Beth Abraham: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart, FL 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Israel J. Barzak. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 Haverhill Rd., West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and sundown. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
857146. Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Phone 878-7476.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. 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: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. 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, Cantor Peter
Taormina. 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: 5849
Okeechobee Blvd., No. 201, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. Phone

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Landmark Ruling By Israel's High Court
Candle lighting Time
Dec. 12 -5:13 p.m.
A general membership
meeting will take place on
Monday, Dec. 15 at 12:30
Election of officers and
members of the board of direc-
tors for the coming year will
take place. All members in
good standing are eligible to
vote. Preceding the meeting a
light lunch will be served.
Temple is sponsoring an Art
Auction on Sunday evening,
Dec. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. A
collation will be served prior to
the start of the auction at 8
p.m. There is no admission fee,
and members and friends are
urged to participate in order to
assure the success of this
event. Further information
may be obtained by contacting
the Temple office any weekday
The first function of the
Singles Group will be held on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. The
function will be a breakfast
and will be held at the Beach
Savings Bank, at the corner of
Gun Club Road and Military
Trail. The speaker will be Dr.
Stewart Bauman of Delray
Beach who will speak on Sex-
uality In The Mature Years.
Temple Beth El religious
school will hold a pre-
Chanukah celebration on Sun-
day, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Children in the religious school
will be featured in song, skit
and prayer. A Latke brunch
will be served.
A New Year's Eve gala will
be held at Temple Beth
Torah, 900 Big Blue Trace,
Wellington, Fla. It will be a.
fun party with a live dance or-
chestra, party snacks, a late
supper, including a midnight
champagne toast, party
favors, and much more.
BYOB (bring your own bot-
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festivities will begin at 9 p.m.
Tickets are limited,
therefore reservations and
table requests should be made
early. No tickets will be sold at
the door. Tickets are $30 each.
Call Sylvia Lipkin for reserva-
tions and details.
Temple Israel Shabbat Ser-
vice on Friday, Dec. 12 will be
conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. Aaron Wiener, son of
Morris and Sandra Wiener will
celebrate his Bar Mitzvah.
Aaron will read his torah por-
tion and chant the kiddush.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited.
Continued from Page 1
Miller was converted to
Judaism in 1982 by Rabbi
David Klein of Colorado Spr-
ings, Colo., and immigrated to
Israel three years later, claim-
ing citizenship.
refused to register her as a
Jew. But when she appealed to
the Supreme Court last year,
Peretz agreed to register her
as a convert. He explained to
the Knesset at the time that to
register her simply as Jewish
without the qualifying
"converted" could mislead
other citizens and officials as
to her standing under Jewish
law. But Miller continued to
press her appeal.
THE IRE of the Orthodox
establishment focused om
Peretz for registering Miller .us
Jewish even with the qualifica-
tion that she was a convert.
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi
Avraham Shapiro said in a
statement that "The Chief
Rabbinate opposed the
(Peretz) proposal all along ...
, in our view, a Reform conver-
sion is just a joke because it
does not require acceptance of
mitzvot. It is impossible, in-
deed immoral, to accept such a
convert whom a large part of
Ties With North
Continued from Pipe 1
"clarifications" to Secretary
of State George Shultz and to
The U.S. Ambassador to
Israel, Thomas Pickering,
noted last Tuesday that there
were differences "but not
necessarily contradictions"
between the Israeli and
American versions of the
transfer of money to the Con-
tras. He praised Israel for its
willingness to give whatever
assistance is needed to clear up
the affair. He said his Em-
bassy has not been asked to
question anybody in Israel.
It was learned meanwhile,
that Israel has informed
Pickering that it would allow
Israeli officials involved in the
Iran arms shipments to testify
before Congressional commit-
tees inquiring into the affair
and would provide whatever
documents are asked for. In-
structions have gone to the
Israel Embassy in
Unrest Continues
In Old City
Anti-Arab violence and van-
dalism continued in the Old Ci-
ty. A molotov cocktail was
thrown at an Arab-occupied
house in the moslem quarter,
causing slight damage but no
casualties. Several more blaz-
ing gasoline bombs were found
in the neighborhood, near the
Shuvu Banim yeshiva where
stabbing victim Eliahu Amdi
had been a student.
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Religious Affairs Minister
Zevulun Hammer of the Na-
tional Religious Party stated
that the Orthodox position is
that halacha, not secular law,
must determine Jewish
The Committee for the Puri-
ty of the People, an Orthodox
group, insisted that Peretz
resign because only conver-
sions by Orthodox rabbis are
valid in Israel. Political
sources 3aid that Shas was not
likely to leave the coalition
government over the Miller
BUT OTHER observers said
it was difficult to imagine that
Peretz could comply with the
court order by endorsing
Miller's status as a Jew
without qualification. Shas
circles said the party's Council
of Torah Scholars would meet
to decide the party's position
and specifically, what action
Peretz should take. The Coun-
cil is chaired by former
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia
The secular Shinui Party
called on Peretz to resign
rather than consult with his
party's Torah sages. As a
Minister in the government he
is obliged to be guided by the
high court, not by a body or
religious scholars, Shinui said.
Meanwhile, the Progressive
(Reform) movement in Israel
said it would follow up its court
victory by introducing six
more test cases of converts
denied registration as Jews.
the Progressive Movement
hailed the court decision as "a
stage in our struggle for
recognition and full rights" in
Israel. Miller told reporters
after the court ruled in her
favor that she had a "most dif-
ficult year, a real nightmare,"
waiting for the decision. "I
want to live here as a Jew, not
as something else," she said.
In addition to its ruling, the
Court ordered the government
to pay 2,500 Shekels (about
$1,600) in legal expenses.
Continued from Page 1
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Jews Have Illegal Arms In Old City
David Kraus, Chief of Israel's
national police, told the
Cabinet last week that caches
of illegal arms have been found
in the possession of Jews in the
Old City. He said they included
grenades and light weapons.
But he did not believe they
signified the existence of an
anti-Arab Jewish underground
such as was exposed in the
West Bank two years ago.
Kraus provided the in-
telligence information to the
Ministers after a week of anti-
Arab violence and harassment
by Jews that followed the fatal
stabbing on Nov. 15 of Eliahu
Amdi, a 22-year-old student at
the Shuvu Banim yeshiva in
the Moslem quarter of the Old
City. Amdi was murdered near
the yeshiva. Three Arab
youths suspected of the crime
are in custody.
KRAUS SAID that unless
calm is restored to Jerusalem,
massive military rein-
forcements would have to be
called in to keep the peace. He
said the police preferred not to
New Generation
Of Orthodox
Jews Assailed
U.S. Orthodox Jewry is now able
to provide "alternative leader-
ship" to American Jewry in lieu of
those leaders who have abandon-
ed Jewish tradition, according to
Rabbi Moshe Sherer, president of
Agudath Israel of America.
Speaking here recently at the
opening of the Orthodox organiza-
tion's 64th national convention,
Sherer hailed the ascendancy of a
new generation of Orthodox Jews
committed to the Torah and ac-
tivism on its behalf.
He criticized what he said was
i an "unholy alliance" of secular,
Conservative and Reform Jewish
leaders to change the policies of
non-Zionist yeshivoth in Israel by
attempting to cut off their Jewish
Agency funding raised through
the United Jewish Appeal.
Rabbi Berel Wein of Monsey,
N.Y. rapped non-Orthodox
leaders and the media, including
the English-Jewish press, for por-
traying Orthodox Jews as
fanatical fragmenters of Jewish
unity rather than the keepers of
Non-Confidence Denied
Knesset has overwhelmingly re-
jected a non-confidence motion in-
troduced by four leftist parties ac-
cusing the government of failure
to deal effectively with Jewish-
Arab violence in Jerusalem
ask the army for help, but it
could not allow itself to be
overwhelmed by rioters.
Kraus told the Cabinet that
searches for illegal arms would
continue. He said he
understood that people felt a
need to protect themselves but
insisted that the police could
not allow them to act in an il-
legal manner.
He shocked the ministers
with his description of the per-
sistent provocations by Shuvu
Banim students against their
Arab neighbors. He said one of
their practices was to hurl
bags of feces and urine from
the yeshiva building at Arab
homes nearby. The yeshiva is
described as a school for
penitents and reportedly has a
large number of former
criminals in its student body.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
called on "all sectors of the
Jerusalem populace" to
preserve order and peace in
Jerusalem and avoid public
JUST HOURS after Kraus
appeared before the Cabinet, a
Molotov cocktail was thrown
in an Old City street. A
memorial service for Amdi,
marking the end of the seven-
day mourning period, took the
form of a procession from the
Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood
in West Jerusalem, where the
murder victim had lived, to the
site in the Old City Moslem
quarter where he was killed.
Cries of "death to the
Arabs" were heard as the
mass of Jews moved slowly
through the narrow streets.
Men kicked at the barred
fronts of Arab owned shops as
they passed, the shopkeepers
having prudently closed early
and left.
At the murder site, Rabbi
Moshe Levinger, leader of the
Gush Emunim in Hebron and
other rabbis, harangued the
crowd. They blamed the
government and the
Jerusalem municipality for
Amdi's death. But the police
were out in force, and no
serious violence developed.
New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch (center) presents a
proclamation honoring Yeshiva University's Centennial to
Herbert Tenzer (left), chairman of the University's Board of
Trustees, and Dr. Norman Lamm, president of the University,
at a special reception hosted by the Mayor at Gracie Mansion,
at a special reception hosted by the Mayor at Gracie Mansion.
At the reception, Koch also received a Centennial Medallion
specially created to mark the University's 100th anniversary.
Death Penalty For Arabs
The families of Jewish victims
of Arab terrorists are deman-
ding the death penalty for any
Arab convicted of a terrorist
act involving murder. They
met with senior officers of the
military prosecution and vow-
ed afterwards to continue
their campaign for capital
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