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THE VOICE OF
THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY OF
PALM BEACH
COUNTY
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Volume 14 Number 26
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FRIDAY, August 26, 1988
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Price 40 Cents
KING HUSSEIN MEETS WITH PLO: Jordan's King Hussein met with a
senior Palestine Liberation Organization team to discuss his decision to cut
Jordan's ties with the Israeli-administered West Bank. From left, are Hani
al-Hassan, an adviser to PLO chief Yasir Arafat; and executive committee
members Abdul-Razak al-Yahia, Mohammed Milhem, Abdullah Horani and
Mahmoud Abbas. AP Wide World Photo.
Israelis Disdain Posture:
PLO 'Peace 'Move Dismissed
By GIL SEDAN
JERUSALEM (JTA) Both
Likud and Labor appeared
indifferent to continuous
reports that the Palestine
Liberation Organization was
about to adopt a more flexible
stance toward Israel.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres dismissed as mere
words a declaration by Yasir
Arafat's deputy that the PLO
was ready to negotiate with
Israel.
Salah Khalaf, popularly
known as Abu Iyad, was
quoted in a French news
Inside___
weekly as saying that a provi-
sional government being
planned by the PLO for the
West Bank and Gaza would be
"wholly different from the
actual PLO's national cove-
nant."
The covenant calls for
Israel's destruction.
Abu Iyad called for mutual
recognition by Israel and any
Palestinian state that might be
created.
PLO leaders abroad, as well
as their backers in the Israeli-
administered territories, seem
determined to move the Pales-
tinian uprising, now nine
months old, into a political
course.
Israeli political analysts
VISIT ISRAEL
See for yourself.........Page 2
CEREMONIAL
Israeli artist uses biblical and
ceremonial themes.....Page 2
MIDRASHA REGISTRATION
..............................Page3
POLITICS and JEWS
A symbiotic relationship
..............................Page4
JUBILEE
UJA announces 50th anniver-
sary plans................Page 7
SYNOPSIS
Israel's Consul General ends
3 year post in New York
............................Page 10
believe Abu Iyad's declaration
might be an indication that the
mainstream PLO, loyal to
Arafat, has succeeded, or
believes it can succeed, in
adopting a common formula
with the extremists, by
claiming that a basis for nego-
tiations with Israel would be
the United Nations partition
resolution of 1947.
But Israeli leaders' imme-
diate reactions were negative.
Playing With Words
The Prime Minister's Office
dismissed the report as
"playing with words." Shamir
told Israel TV that Abu Iyad's
ideas do not bring peace
closer, but rather push it away.
He said Israel would never
deal with the PLO even if it did
change its charter.
He also maintained that the
idea of a Palestinian govern-
ment in exile was not accepted
by anyone in Israel.
Shamir told Yediot Achronot
he did not believe the interna-
tional community would recog-
nize a Palestinian government-
in-exile, and said Israel was
determined to thwart such a
development.
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin said Israel could not
mold its policy according to
"one declaration or another,"
and sources at the Foreign
Ministry said they would not
become Abu Iyad's inter-
preters.
PLO leaders have been
meeting in Tunis to evaluate
their next move, following the
decision of Jordan's King
Hussein to sever Jordanian
ties and responsibilities to the
West Bank.
The PLO is now trying to lay
out a blueprint for a provi-
sional government for the
territories now administered
Continued on Pace 14
Transfer Taboo Breakthrough
By CATHRINE GERSON
JERUSALEM (JTA) Jewish Israelis appear to
have broken through a long-held taboo by indi-
cating that they believe in the transfer of Arabs
from the Israeli-administered territories.
According to the results of a poll published in The
Jerusalem Post, 49 percent of Jewish Israeli adults
believe that transfer of the Arab population of the
Israeli-administered territories would allow the
democratic and Jewish nature of Israel to be
maintained.
Of that 49 percent, nearly two out of three said
they intended to vote for the Likud party over
Labor.
This most recent poll was conducted in late June
as part of a continuing survey by the Israeli
Institute of Applied Social Research and Communi-
cation Institute of the Hebrew University. The
results indicate that the subject of transferring
Arabs from the administered territories is no
longer taboo. According to a front-page article in
The Post, the word "transfer" was virtually
unmentionable until a few months ago.
The timing of the change in the willingness of
Israelis to even consider the subject of transfer
seems to run parallel with the Palestinian uprising.
The respondents were not asked directly if they
favor transfer, but "if the territories remain under
Israeli rule, what should be done to preserve the
democratic character of the state?"
Of those asked, 21 percent were in favor of
"giving rights to Arabs," 49 percent favored
causing "Arabs to leave (transfer)," 28 percent
favored the alternative to "relinquish territories,"
and three percent did not think that democratic
character was important.


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Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 26,1988
Visit Israel;
See For Yourself
By LORI SCHULMAN
Summer is over and our
neighbors are returning home
to Palm Beach County from
every corner of the world.
They bring with them souve-
nirs and photographs, travel
stories, and memories of
places, friends and new experi-
ences.
But travelers to Israel
return bearing a most unique
gift, not found anywhere else.
They are coming home with
something no one else can
bring us: a message, from our
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Dr. Eric Weiner in Israel,
investigating the ruins of an
ancient synagogue.
Israeli brethren, of safety,
good will and a genuine
welcome that the Jewish
homeland will always hold for
visiting Jews.
Things haven't changed.
Israel makes the front page of
our newspapers on an almost
daily basis, the conflict
between Jew and Arab
remains still unresolved, and
Israel earnestly beckons
American Jews to visit the
Jewish country.
Now, there is
something new, however.
New York or the drug infested
areas of Miami, you would
never visit New York or
Florida," said Lynn Waltuch,
a participant in the June
Young Adult Division Mission
to Israel. "I was slightly
apprehensive before I went, '
she admitted. "People asked
me if I was absolutely sure I
wanted to go then. So much
had been on TV at that point."
But she went.
"And I felt safe everywhere.
There were soldiers all around,
checking our bags, asking
questions, as usual. I felt
completely secure," Ms.
Waltuch explained.
Ms. Waltuch, a teacher in
Palm Beach County, was in
Israel in 1971 and felt things
weren't that different when
she was there in June.
"What struck me was how
proud Israelis are of their
country, their eagerness to
enter the army and their disap-
pointment if they can't for
some reason," she said. "That
hasn't changed."
After the 10-day mission
ended, Ms. Waltuch stayed in
Israel longer than she had
planned, to visit family,
friends and tour more of the
country. "I wouldn't have
done that if I didn't feel safe,"
she explained.
While speaking to other
tourists and meeting Israelis,
Ms. Waltuch heard repeated
disappointment about the
obvious absence of American
tourists. "Israelis weren't
bitter about it," she explained,
"but they wanted us to come
back here as messengers and
tell others to visit. That it's
safe."
Liliana Rosenberg, a pre-
school teacher at Temple Beth
David in Palm Beach Gardens,
said Israelis thanked her for
coming and asked her why
more Americans didn't come.
Her family celebrated-
her son's bar-mitzvah at the
\
Lynn Waltuch at the Acropolis in Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
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American Jews who had
planned trips to Israel this
summer cancelled them and
many others will not even
consider Israel in their travel
plans. Many who had visited
before, and know what Israel
means to them and to the
Jewish people, are afraid to
visit.
They worry if the violence
they see on the news and the
front pages of the paper has
accelerated and whether it is
really safe to go there after all.
"If you only saw news
footage of the South Bronx in
Western Wall in July.
"Without American tourists,
business is really down," she
said. "Restaurants and stores
are empty and it's hurting the
economy."
Ms. Rosenberg, originally
from Argentina, lived in Israel
from 1970 to 1980. Since then,
she visited once in 1982 and
described both stays as
wonderful experiences. Even
after all the time she spent
there, though, Ms. Rosenberg
still felt scared to go back in
July, based on what she had
seen on the news.
But she went.
"And I felt great once I got
there," she said. "The people
were calm and free and they
had confidence in themselves.
The Israelis know they're in
good hands."
Ms. Rosenberg described the
overall feeling in Jerusalem
and the rest of the country as
warm as always. "In fact," she
added, "in Kiryat Shemonah
where there are usually many
Arab attacks, friends of mine
said they feel safer than ever."
Ms. Rosenberg said the
northern town looks beautiful
and homeowners have been
remodeling and renovating
their houses. "Finally, they
don't feel they have the Arabs
on their backs," she added.
Harry Turbiner, President
of Congregation Aitz Chaim,
in West Palm Beach, and his
wife Sylvia, have been to Israel
five times. His recent visit
during Purim this year was no
different.
"As far as Israel is
concerned, they've got the
most secure setup in the
world," Turbiner exclaimed.
"They take precautions no one
else does; they check, examine
and scrutinize everything," he
said.
Four years ago, Turbiner
and his wife were in Israel
Liliana Rosenberg (second from left) and her family in Jeru-
salem. Other members of the family are (l-r): Gur, Jorge and
Einar.
with another couple. They
hired a private guide to escort
them through the country and
spent most of their time on the
West Bank. "We wanted to
see what was happening, what
had been built, where the Jews
lived," he explained. He said
they visited the newly estab-
lished kibbutzim and were
impressed with the young
American families settling
there.
"Even today," Turbiner
said, "there's no question of
Israel's security. A tour guide
will never take a tourist
anywhere that there is even a
thought of a problem," he
added. "I think it's safer there
than it is here."
"There's absolutely no
justification for not going to
Israel right now," said Dr.
Eric Weiner, a participant in
the June Young Adult Division
to Israel. The more contro-
versy the media creates, the
more incumbent it is upon
American Jews to go. It's not
so much a question of Israel's
security," he stressed. "It's at
what point will Americans
allow public opinion to weaken
their support."
Dr. Weiner had visited Israel
twice before and felt no
different during his last trip.
"The only difference I noticed
was the obvious absence of
Americans," he said. "And I
felt a deep sense of shame
because it only demonstrates
America's lack of faith."
"There's absolutely no
justification for not going," he
continued. "We need Israel.
Our own survival as diaspora
Jews depends on it."
Israeli Artist Reinterprets Objects
By CAROL NOVIS
(WZPS) Jewish ceremo-
nial art has existed since
biblical days when, as the
Torah relates, Bezalel was
appointed to create the Taber-
nacle and its holy objects.
There followed centuries of
relative neglect. Jews were
forbidden to work in most
trades and crafts, and synago-
gues feared showing too high a
profile by displaying rich cere-
monial art.
Renaissance
But today, Jewish ceremo-
nial art is thriving again, and
Israeli artists like Frank
Meisler are among those
involved in its renaissance.
Meisler, a trained architect
who works today predomi-
nantly as a sculptor, is not a
traditionally observant Jew.
Nevertheless, religion, he
claims, "exerts a fascination
for me," and many of the
objects he creates have cere-
monial and biblical themes.
That is because he believes the
post second world war genera-
tion of artists has had a unique
opportunity to re-create
Jewish ceremonial objects
an opportunity denied to
generations of his predeces-
sors.
"Antique Judaica of 100 or
200 years ago is disappointing
artistically, compared to the
kind of work that was created
for the church in the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries,"
he said. "Jewish artists simply
didn't have the patrons or the
opportunity to create
great art. Today, it's
wonderful to be able to reinter-
pret ceremonial objects freely,
without hiding."
Continued on Page 12
Artist Frank Meisler wiih some of his creations in his gallery in
Old Jaffa. WZPS Photo.
SAVE THE DATE
For a starry, moonlit cruise
aboard the Empress
with
Young Adult Division
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County-
Saturday, September 24. 9 p.m.
For more information, call Mark Mendel.
Young Adult Division. Jewish Federation office. 832-2120
Of haV


Women On The Move
Three From PBC Attend Leadership Cabinet
Friday, August 26,1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 3
"Jews Who Care" was the
theme of the Young Women's
Leadership Cabinet this year,
held August 3-7 in Santa Cruz,
California. Three members of
the Women's Division Busi-
ness and Professionals Group
of the Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation attended.
Ingrid Rosenthal, Barbara
Sommers and Angela Lampert
were chosen to join 250 women
in California for five days of
educational forums, lectures,
workshops and networking
opportunities. All three
women have held positions of
leadership within the local
Women's Division. Ms. Rosen-
thai is currently Vice Presi-
dent of the Business and
Professional Women's Group.
The cabinet participants
attended workshops on Show-
case/Program Exchange,
Solicitor Training/Israel and
Issues 1989 and Speaker
Training. Nationally known
speakers discussed topics on
all aspects of Jewish life,
including Jewish/Catholic
Relations, Anti-Semitism in
the 21st Century, Judaica and
Tzedakah and JAP Baiting.
"It's inspiring to meet so
many high energy, high level
women who are so deeply
committed," said Ms. Rosen-
thai about cabinet members.
"These women have an
unfailing devotion to Jewish
life that they effectively trans-
late into action. Most have
been to Israel and Russia and
all hold positions of leadership
in their communities," she
said.
Cabinet delegates include
both dedicated career women
and devoted professional
volunteers. They come from
federated and non-federated
communities and from
different walks of life. What
they share is a common
concern for Jewish survival
and a commitment to their
fellow Jews in the United
States, in Israel, and all over
the world. "You would never
find any complacency at these
meetings," Ms. Rosenthal
added. "These women come
there to work," said Angela
Lampert, Member of the
Board of the Federation and
the Young Adult Division.
"Attending the workshops
was like getting a shot in the
arm," said Barbara Sommers,
past Vice President of the WD
B&P Group and Women's
Division Board Member. "We
were meeting with some of the
most committed, intelligent
and active Jewish women in
the country."
The Young Women's Lead-
ership Cabinet was created by
the United Jewish Appeal in
1976 as a means of identifying,
attracting, recruiting,
educating, sensitizing, moti-
vating and training young
women of proven local leader-
ship abilities. These women
have the potential to be the
future leaders of the American
Jewish community.
The YWLC provides UJA
with a cadre of women who are
prepared to serve as speakers,
solicitors, mission leaders,
trainers and consultants.
Members are able to assist
communities in all aspects of
campaign, particularly in
outreach.
"The Cabinet strengthened
the bond between the three of
us," said Ms. Rosenthal about
the three women who attended
from this area. "It also deep-
ened our commitment," she
added. "If I could give our
local women one thing I got
from the Cabinet I would say
this," Ms. Rosenthal began.
"The actions of a single indi-
vidual may not seem signifi-
cant, but as we bind ourselves
into a group with the same
goals, we yield a great deal of
power to make changes and do
good. We're even heard in the
U.S.S.R.," she said. "You
wouldn't think that our voices
carry that far, but in unity
there's strength."
Ms. Lampert said she would
like to see the Palm Beach
County B&P women become
more global in their educa-
tional and cultural program-
ming. "I think the women in
the group are a little older and
more sophisticated and prob-
ably they want to get more out
of the group."
"First and foremost, we are
a Jewish group and a
fundraising organization,"
said Ms. Rosenthal. "I think
the commitment and the moti-
vation is there in our women,"
she added. "But we must
further educate ourselves
about the needs of the
community and the possibil-
ities for women to assume a
mantle of leadership within the
Federation campaign." This
year it was reported that the
national totals for Women's
Division Campaign equaled 17
percent of the total Federa-
tion/UJA Campaign dollars.
"Participation in the
Cabinet allows us to be part of
a tremendous network," Ms.
Lampert explained. "Just
being able to tap into it and
learn about how others are
dealing with similar issues that
we deal with in this community
is very valuable."
Women's Division
Steering Committee
The Steering Committee of the Women's Division Business &
Professional Group held their first campaign and program
planning meeting of 1988/89 on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County. Seated (l-r) are: Elaine
Webber, Celia Wilner, Assistant Director Women's Division,
Ingrid Rosenthal, Vice President WD B&P, Angela Lampert;
Standing (l-r) are: Olivia Tartakow, Jayne Weinberg, Marci
Adler, Janet Schreiber, Dr. Norma Schulman, Eileen Zimkind,
Betsy A. Miller, Ellen Rampell, Robin Weinberger, Barbara
Sommers, Lisa Siskin-Glusman.
Education Forum
Committee
Midrasha Registration
The Midrasha Judaica High
School will open its doors for
the 1988-89 school year on
September 7th for an on-site
registration at the Jewish
Community Day School, 5801
Parker Avenue, West Palm
Beach, 6:30 8:30 p.m. Classes
begin Wednesday, September
14, 6:30 9:15 p.m.
During registration, teachers
and members of the Midrasha
Committee will be available to
answer student's questions
and help with class selection.
There will be music all
evening, refreshments served
and plenty of time for social-
izing with old and new friends.
If you have any questions or
need more information,
contact Dr. Elliot Schwartz,
Department of Education,
Jewish Federation, 832-2120.
The Women's Division Education Forum Committee of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County met on July 11 to begin
planning the upcoming education forums to be held on Oct. 20 and
Nov. SO at the Palm Hotel in West Palm Beach. The theme of the
forums will be "Jewish Women & The Challenge of Change."
Seated (l-r) are: Esther Szmukler, Susan Wolf-Schwartz, MoUie
Fitterman, Sandra Schwartz, Jeanne Glassner; Standing (l-
r) are: Esther Molat, Ruth Wilesnky, Carol Greenbaum, Sandi
Rosen, JuliStopek, Frances Gordon, Adele Simon, Judy Varady,
Debby Brass, Carole Erenrich.
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Israeli Counselors At Camp
NEW YORK (JTA) Some 350 Israelis of college and
post-college age are serving as counselors in 110 Jewish-
sponsored summer camps in the United States and Canada.
The program, which the American Zionist Youth Foundation
has been sponsoring for 30 years, this year celebrates Israel's
40th anniversary with a national art contest involving campers MService agency in Palm Beach County, Withgj;:
of all ages. $|writlng and organizational skills. 3 years||
First-prize winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Israel on ^experience. Good benefits. Call (407) 832-2120M
one of AZYF's summer programs.
"There are over 60,000 Jewish campers and over 10,000
counselors in the camps we serve," said coordinator Lisa
Freilich, "giving us a unique opportunity to develop in campers a
deeper knowledge of Jewish history and culture.
MIDRASHA REGISTRATION
September 7,1988
Jewish Community Day School
5801 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach
6:30 8:30 p.m.
Music Refreshments Socializing
ENDOWMENT PROFESSIONAL
Part time position in marketing Federation Endow-
ment opportunities. Leadership skills and mature
personality required. Legal and/or tax/accounting
background helpful. Present educational programs,
meet with groups and individual donors. Help insure
the future growth of the Jewish community.
Contact Edward Baker, Endowment Director
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Ml South Flagler Drive, Suite MS
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (M7) 832-2120
Women's Division
Business & Professionals Group
presents
DRESSING FOR SUCCESS
An evening of fashion and makeup
with
Lord A Taylor and Chanel
Dinner Program
September 7, IMS
The Palm Beach Airport Hilton
1M Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach
0:M t:M $20 per person
HOLD THE DATE
The Community Relations Council of
The Jewish Federation
&
The Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith
present
GARY A. TOBIN, Ph.D.
Director of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
at Brandeis University
and
Author of
JEWISH PERCEPTIONS OF ANTI-SEMITISM
Wednesday, September 14, 1988
Temple Israel Swartzberg Hall
7:30 p.m.


Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 26,1988
Hussein Bewilders
Washington
Arab, American Israeli observers in Washington
remained divided on whether King Hussein's West
Bank divestiture is designed to force the PLO to acknowl-
edge his role on the West Bank, or constitutes a final break
with West Bank Palestinian Arabs. Some look to the
emergency session of the Palestine National Council
(PNC), expected to meet in Baghdad within the month, for
the PLO's official response.
Hussein gave substance to his announced separation
from the West Bank by firing or retiring Jordan's
estimated 21,000 civil servants in the territory. The Israeli
government has declared that it will not step in to pay their
salaries.
The PLO reacted to Hussein's announcement by calling
for the PNC meeting and by deferring a special Arab
League meeting on the Palestinian camps war in Lebanon
for two weeks. PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat said that the
PNC meeting will examine the possibility of declaring a
PLO government-in-exile, among other issues.
A Palestinian "Declaration of Independence" reportedly
was discovered when Israeli authorities raided the office of
reputed PLO supporter Faisal Husseini, head of the Arab
Studies Center, following his arrest. Washington declared
its opposition to the unilateral creation of a state saying,
"We do not support either the creation of an independent
Palestinian state or the unilateral annexation of the
occupied territories by Israel. The final status of these
territories must be decided through negotiation."
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir told the Knesset
that he would prevent "in the most determined way" any
Palestinian Arab attempt to establish a state single-
handedly.
In his first press conference since the move, Hussein said
he is "not playing tactics" and announced his support for a
Palestinian Arab government-in-exile. He reassured Arab
West Bank residents that he would not close bridges into
Jordan or suspend their use of Jordanian passports.
Nevertheless, travel to and from Jordan declined roughly
by half as Palestinian Arabs feared the King might prevent
their return to the territory.
State Department officials have said that with Hussein
out of the picture, Palestinian Arabs must now be involved
more directly in the peace process, both in international
forums and in dialogues with Israel and the United States.
State Department Spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley took
pains to emphasize that Washington is still examining the
ramifications of Hussein's disengagement from the West
Bank and supports a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation
in an international conference. She called on Palestinian
Arabs to make necessary changes: "If they take respon-
sible, constructive positions they would bring a strong,
positive element into the peace process," Oakley said.
In Israel on a swing through five Middle East countries,
Assistant Secretary of State Richard Murphy met with
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Murphy criti-
cized Israeli handling of the uprising during a "frank"
discussion with Rabin and said "there is insufficient
dialogue between Israel and the moderate Palestin-
ians." Murphy and other officials emphasized that the
United States will not renege on its promise to abstain
from meeting with PLO officials. The diplomat refused to
meet with two close Arafat aides in Egypt.
In pamphlet 23, the under-
ground leadership of the uprising called upon Palestinian
Arabs to abstain from meeting with the the American
diplomat and to receive him "with demonstrations and
fierce clashes with the occupation troops."
(Reprinted with permission from Near East Report.)
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NEW YORK (JTA) -
Peruvian authorities intend to
try three members of the Abu
Nidal organization whose
alleged plot to attack Israeli
and Jewish interests there was
uncovered.
The men, who were arrested
July 30 in the capital of Lima,
were found to have compiled
extensive information on
Israeli and Jewish offices and
synagogues, as well as detailed
reports on the schedules of
American and British embassy
personnel.
They reportedly had also
followed employees of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion office in Lima and had
maps of the offices.
"The most complete infor-
mation was on the Israelis
first," said a spokesman for
the Peruvian Embassy in
Washington. "They seemed to
concentrate on the Jewish
community."
The group's leader, Hocine
Bouzidi, 36, who was carrying
Algerian papers, is the subject
of an Interpol report. He is
believed to have planned the
1985 hijacking of an Egyptair
jetliner to Malta and the simul-
taneous terrorist attacks on El
Al Israeli Airlines counters at
the Rome and Vienna airports
in December of that year.
Peru will not, however, try
Bouzidi for these crimes, but
for conspiring to attack the
targets in Peru.
The other two men have
been identified by Peru as
Mohamed Abed Abdelrahman
Ibrahim, 19, of Egypt and
Ahmad Assaad Mohamad, also
19, of Lebanon.
The embassy spokesman
said the documents were found
in a house in Lima after police
followed Bouzidi, whose exten-
sive spending sprees over a
period of several weeks
aroused suspicion that he was
a drug dealer. The terrorist
plot came as a complete
surprise to Peruvian author-
ities.
'Intelligence Reports' On
Israelis
Police uncovered "all kinds
of documents with intelligence
reports on Israeli Embassy
officials and maps of the
embassy," the Peruvian
spokesman said. "They also
had a very complete map of the
synagogue, and also the
British embassy, British offi-
cials and Venezuela (embassy).
But the most complete infor-
mation was on the Israelis first
. and on the Jewish
community."
The spokesman said this was
the first time Peru had uncov-
ered Arab terrorists on its soil,
though for a long time Peru
has had problems with an indi-
genous guerrilla movement,
Sendero Luminoso (Shining
Path).
The terrorists, if convicted,
are likely to be sentenced to
prison terms of indeterminate
length.
The embassy spokesman
said security precautions are
now being taken around the
targeted areas.
Politics and Jewish Agenda
WASHINGTON (JTA)
A reporter called me
recently to ask how I thought
Jews would vote in November.
Contrary to what some
believe, Jews have not moved
to the right.
True, young Jews are to the
right of their parents, but
Jews, overall, are still more
liberal than any other group in
America except blacks; there-
fore, I said that I expected
Jews to return to their tradi-
tional support for the Demo-
cratic Party and that Michael
Dukakis should get a minimum
of 70 percent of the Jewish
vote, despite the fact that
George Bush has a very good
record on Middle East policy.
Dukakis has certainly been
saying the right things with
regard to Israel, but there is
evidence that when it comes to
policy-making, Democratic
presidents have tended to take
Israel's supporters (which
includes many non-Jews) for
granted.
In a study of over 600 Middle
East policy decisions made
between 1945 and 1984, I
found that Republican presi-
dents adopted a pro-Israel (or
Jewish state) position 54
percent of the time compared
to only 48 percent for Demo-
crats.
Although Jews comprise less
than one percent of the Repub-
lican Party, compared to over
five percent of the Democrats,
Republican candidates still
have an incentive to court
Jewish voters because it may
make a difference whether
they lose the Jewish vote by a
3-2 or 3-1 margin.
For example, if only one in
nine of the New York Jews
who voted for Carter had
voted for Ford, Carter would
have lost New York and the
presidency. Jews not only vote
in disproportionate numbers,
but they also contribute time
and money, which makes them
valuable participants in
campaigns.
The importance of the presi-
dential campaign should not be
allowed, however, to obscure
the significance of congres-
sional races.
There has, after all, never
been an anti-Israel president
and though there are differ-
ences between the candidates,
there is no reason to expect
either George Bush or Michael
Dukakis to be any different.
Thus, a key determinant of
U.S. Middle East policy will be
the composition of the
Congress. The president's
position is the most important
determinant of foreign policy,
but my study also found that in
more than one-fourth of the
decisions made in the 1945-84
period, a pro-Israel position
was adopted over the objection
of the president.
When a decision is made in
Congress, where support for
Israel has grown increasingly
strong, presidents adopt a pro-
Israel position well over half
the time.
Even when the president
took what might be considered
an anti-Israel position, the
Congress overruled him in 55
percent of the cases that
required its approval.
There will undoubtedly be
occasions when the president,
Bush or Dukakis, makes deci-
sions that are perceived to be
anti-Israel. The best insurance
against those policies being
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Israel Newsbrief S Two-State Solution No Solution
Peres Outlines West Bank Plans
JERUSALEM (JTA) Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
said that if he were to lead the next government, he would
support the Jordan River as Israel's eastern security
border.
Talking to a group of visiting American journalists, Peres
was not specific in describing a political border, nor his
plans for evacuating portions of the administered terri-
tories.
But he did say that any evacuated territory would be
demilitarized, and that the security border would include
early warning stations set up along the Jordan River to
prevent a surprise attack against Israel.
Labor Party politicians have traditionally distinguished
between security borders and political borders.
Peres' position appears to be that while Israel should be
prepared to relinquish sovereignty over parts of the West
Bank, the Israel Defense Force would retain control over
all territory up to the Jordan River.
Israel Strikes Gold In Arava
TEL AVIV (JTA) Researchers from the Energy and
Infrastructure Ministry's geological survey have recently
discovered unusually large concentration of gold in the
southern region of the Arava.
The concentrations were found during a survey and
geochemical mapping of Israel, conducted with the support
of tha ministry's Earth Sciences Research Administration.
The ministry underscored that it remains impossible at
this time to determine whether the finding is economically
significant.
Gadhaf i To Fund Salaries
TEL AVIV (JTA) Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
said that he would pay $1 million annually to the approxi-
mately 21,000 Palestinian civil servants in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip who will no longer be receiving salaries
from Jordan.
During a newspaper interview, reported in Israel by
Davar, Gadhafi criticized King Hussein's recent measures
to sever Jordan's adminstrative and financial ties to the
West Bank. Gadhafi encouraged residents of the territories
to continue their 9-month-old uprising.
Polish Dancer Defects
TEL AVTV (JTA) A non-Jewish member of a Polish
dancers troupe that performed in Israel has defected to the
Jewish state.
Zigmund Iriniash, 27, a member of the Slovianki folk
dances, who participated in an international folk-dance
festival in Haifa, defected and remained in Israel when the
troupe returned home.
Iriniash is believed to have joined an Israeli Jewish
woman he met last year, when both took part in another
international folk-dance festival in Canada.
Emunah Begins In USSR
JERUSALEM (JTA) At a time of warming relations
between Israel and the Soviet Union, a women's Zionist
organization has taken steps to include Soviet Jewish women in
their worldwide group.
World Emunah Women of Israel inaugurated a chapter in
Leningrad and Moscow on Aug. 1. Ivriah Levine, Emunah
chairperson, said the Soviet Emunah groups are starting at a
crucial time for Soviet Jewry.
The 130,000-member organization, with chapters now in 23
countries, has sent material on organizing day-care and Jewish
education programs to its Russian groups, and is urging
members worldwide to visit the Soviet Union to encourage
Jewish identity and commitment there.
Kuwait Deported Rioters
TEL AVIV (INB) The
Kuwaiti government recently
deported at least sixty Pales-
tinian rioters, according to a
London-based Arab magazine.
The magazine, al-Sharq al-
Jedid, reports that PLO chief
Yasir Arafat was summoned
to Kuwait in the wake of
violent Palestinian demonstra-
tions staged in support of the
Arab rioters in Israel. Sixty of
the demonstrators were
deported, and fifty others
were injured as Kuwaiti troops
crushed the protests.
The riot-control techniques
of the Kuwaiti authorities have
attracted virtually no media
attention in the West.
Meanwhile, most of the
foreign journalists who came
to Israel to cover the recent
Arab riots have now left. The
Government Press Office
disclosed that of the five
hundred journalists who
arrived in Israel since
December in addition to the
three hundred permanently
stationed here only four still
remain.
Jordan is not Palestine,"
King Hussein said late last
month when he began cutting
Jordanian legal and adminis-
trative ties to the West Bank.
Los Angeles Times syndi-
cated columnist William Pfaff
took the bait. In an Aug. 3
column he asserts that the
king "starkly simplified the
Palestinian problem. He has
created a Palestinian state.
Not everyone has noticed, but
Palestine exists under
Israeli military occupation, but
it exists."
Columnists, must pass no
minimum competency test.
Pfaff joins those who argue
for a "two-state solution" to
the Arab-Israeli conflict. They
believe, or pretend to believe,
that a Palestinian Arab state-
let on the West Bank and
Gaza Strip probably run by
the PLO would coexist
peacefully with Israel. Or that
if it did not, a Jewish state
already battered by world
opinion and squeezed behind
the pre-1967 "green line"
could and would be able to
undo it.
But a two-state solution
already exists. Jordan, then
Transjordan, was created
unilaterally by Great Britain in
1921 even though Lord
Balfour had assumed that the
Jewish national home in Pales-
tine would extend well to the
east of the Jordan River.
Jordan occupies 77 percent
of the land which was assigned
to Great Britain by the League
of Nations and intended to be
part of the Palestine Mandate.
Approximately two million of
its estimated 2.8 million popu-
lation not counting West
Bankers, who hold Jordanian
passports and until last month
were represented in the Jorda-
nian parliament are Pales-
tinian Arabs.
Israel was created after the
Palestinian Jews accepted
and the Palestinian Arabs and
Arab countries rejected a
second partition of the Manda-
tory in 1947. At the end of the
1948 War of Independence,
the Jews held 17 percent of
Palestine.
So creating a second Pales-
tinian Arab state in the West
Bank and Gaza on the
remaining 6 percent of the
land amounts to a three-
state solution. Mainstream
leaders in the Likud and Labor
parties have said for years that
Israel cannot accept the risks
that would accompany a new
Arab state, tiny but volatile
and in control of the access
routes to and strategic heights
above Israel's coastal heart-
land.
Therefore, the geography
and demography of a two-state
solution brings us back to
Israel, Jordan and some sort of
compromise territorial,
functional or a combination
over the West Bank and Gaza.
And that is why King
Hussein reversed previous
Jordanian policy and rhetor-
ically severed Jordan from
Palestine. While Yasir
Arafat's spokesman, Bassam
Abu Sharif, floats his
purported "two-state solu-
tion," PLO policy, as embodied
in the organization's 1968
"Palestine National Cove-
nant,' still holds that "Pales-
tine with its boundaries that
existed at the time of the
British Mandate is an indivis-
ible territorial unit."
Hussein suspects that either
Jordan or Israel the latter's
4.2 million population includes
a Palestinian Arab minority of
18 percent and growing will
become the necessary hinter-
land to any truncated West
Bank and Gaza State. He acted
to insulate his minority Hashe-
mite dynasty from that possib-
ility. In claiming that Jordan is
not Palestine, Hussein indir-
ectly acknowledged that his
kingdom is not Palestinian.
Experts said at first that
Hussein, in inviting the PLO to
assume the responsibilities
attendant to its claim of being
the "sole, legitimate represen-
tative of the Palestinian
people" counted on the organi-
zation to fail, paving the way
for his return. But as Charles
Krauthammer writes in the
Aug. 5 Washington Post, "The
PLO has never in its history
delivered, and the West
Bankers have never seemed to
mind. In the euphoria of the
intifada, they are apt to mind
even less. Hussein has given
up the West Bank for the last
time."
However, the columnist
added, should the 1.4 million
Palestinian Arabs of the terri-
tories join their brethern on
the East Bank and "take
control of Jordan, an avenue to
peace might open ... a Pales-
tine with its capital in Amman
and an Israel with its capital in
Jerusalem would still have the
West bank to quarrel about.
But it would be a territorial
dispute between two coun-
tries, not a fight about exist-
ence between two mutually
exclusive nationalisms.
Disputes about territory are
potentially soluable. Disputes
about existence are not.'
(Reprinted with permission
from Near East Report).
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U.S. And Israel Share Solutions To Social Problems
By DAVID FRIEDMAN
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
Israel and the United States
share not only common social
problems, but innovative
methods for dealing with them
that they have individually
developed.
For nearly five years, the
two nations have been
exchanging techniques they
have pioneered at home to deal
with such challenges as
reading disabilities, self-
destructiveness in mentally
handicapped people and caring
for the frail elderly.
The cooperation is the
outgrowth of a Memorandum
of Understanding signed in
1984 by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services
and the Israeli Ministry of
Labor and Social Affairs. The
project is coordinated by the
Council of Jewish Federations,
which seeks to get local federa-
tions and other Jewish groups
to undertake exchange
programs with Israel.
"This agreement recognizes
that both countries are pion-
eers in the delivery of human
services; but also recognizes
the opportunity for us to learn
from Israel and vice versa to
improve the quality of social
programs binationally," Anne
Haines, who is the project's
coordinator at CJF, said at a
recent roundtable discussion
of the program.
The discussion, held at the
CJF's Washington Action
Office, explained the program
to representatives of local and
national Jewish organizations,
national and local social
service organizations, as well
as officials of the District of
Columbia school system.
'Children at Risk'
One project described at the
meeting focused on "children
at risk" in Kansas City and
northern Israel. It was coor-
dinated by the Jewish Federa-
tion of Greater Kansas City.
The project sent profes-
sionals from the University of
Haifa to Kansas City to teach
their methods of dealing with
mentally handicapped children
who injure themselves.
In turn, members of the
Juniper Gardens Children's
Project, a 23-year-old program
at the University of Kansas,
trained teachers in poor neigh-
borhoods of northern Israel
how to teach children who are
failing to improve their
reading and spelling skills."
Both Dr. Ahmos Rollder, an
associate professor of educa-
tion and behavioral psychology
at the University of Haifa, and
Dr. Dale Walker, a research
associate with the Juniper
Gardens project, described
how the problems were similar
in Israel and the United
States.
Walker said that Juniper
Gardens had found that chil-
dren in American inter-city
schools receive no more than
two minutes a day in actual
reading and spelling drills.
While the schools had media
equipment, which the children
could watch, no money was
spent on educational programs
for those who were failing.
"The same was true in
Israel," she discovered when
under the CJF project, she
spent two months at four
schools in northern Israel:
Shikun Dalet in Tiberias,
Osishkin in Nahariya, Kibbitz
Shomrat and Moshav Regba.
Shikun Dalet and Nahariya
are both low income neighbor-
hoods that are similar to many
inner-city areas in the United
States.
Sam Asher, associate execu-
tive director of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Kansas
City, said that the federation
already had a relationship with
Shikun Dalet, since it had
adopted the neighborhood
under the United Jewish
Appeal's Project Renewal
program.
Walker and her colleagues
brought to the Israeli schools
the Juniper Gardens program,
in which children are teamed
up in pairs. For 10 minutes,
one child asks the other to
spell words; then, they reverse
roles for another 10 minutes.
Improvements in School work
As in the United States, the
program resulted in improve-
ments not only in the chil-
dren's schoolwork but in their
attitudes. Both the children
and their parents were
pleased, Dale said.
Rollder said that 15 percent
of mentally handicapped chil-
dren in Israel are self-
destructive, the same percen-
tage as in the United States.
The Haifa group brought to
Kansas City their skills, which
first teach professionals how
to deal with the child on a
one-on-one basis and then
transfer the skills to the
parents.
As in Israel, Rollder said, the
children were taught how to
overcome their self-destruc
tive actions.
"Lives were affected, lives
of children and lives of parents
who have seen improvements
in their children's ability to
learn," Asher said.
He urged other communities
"to take some risk" and seek
their own exchange programs.
He said an effort must be
made to see that the tech-
niques developed in the
Kansas City-Israel program be
used elsewhere.
In addition to the Kansas
City project, there are several
other exchange programs
going on under the Memo-
randum of Understanding.
Strengthening Self-Help
Programs
The Jewish Federation
Council of Greater Los
Angeles is coordinating a
program between the cities of
Los Angeles and Jerusalem
dealing with the frail elderly.
Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev and the University
of Michigan are cooperating on
improving community self-
help programs. Involved in the
project are Parents of Child-
ren with Cancer and Parents
of Murdered Children, in the
United States, and Families of
Mentally-Ill Children and
Families of New Immigrants,
in Israel.
The Florida Department of
Health and Rehabilitation
Service and the American
Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee's Brookdale Insti-
tute of Gerontology and Adult
Human Development in Israel
are studying whether a system
developed by Brookdale to
monitor the care for the
elderly can be used elsewhere.
The University of California
at Santa Barbara and Tel Aviv
University's Special Education
Program for Developmental
Disabilities are engaged in a
three-year study to explore
opportunities for people with
developmental disabilities to
use computer technology.
The Shepard Spinal Center
in Atlanta and the Alyn Ortho-
pedic Hospital in Jerusalem
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program to help persons with
spina bifida and other develop-
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Community Calendar
September 1
Federation, Campaign Staff Meeting, 9:30 a.m.
Temple Torah West Boynton Sisterhood, 7:30 p.m.
Hadassah Bat Gurion, board, 9 a.m. Federation,
Soviet Jewry Task Force, Noon Na'Amat USA -
Theodore Herzl, 1 p.m. Jewish Community Center,
Executive Committee, 7:30 p.m.
September 2
Hadassah Florida-Atlantic Region, 10 a.m. Free
Sons of Israel, Weekend at Miami Beach through 9/5
September 5
Labor Day Congregation Anshei Sholom Sister-
hood, board, 9:45 a.m.
Federation, Chaplain Aides, 2 p.m. Temple Beth El,
board, 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, board, 8 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, Pre-School begins
September 7
Federation, Women's Division, Business & Profes-
sional Program Meeting, 6 p.m. Lake Worth Jewish
Center Sisterhood, board, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Aitz
Chaim Sisterhood, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith Palm Beach
Council, 12:30 p.m. Federation, Women's Division,
Education Forum, 10 a.m. Na'Amat USAGolda
Meir, Board, 1 p.m. Temple Beth Zion, Executive
Board, 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center, board, 8
p.m. Federation, Midrasha Registration at the
Jewish Community Day School, 6:30 p.m.
September 8
Federation, Community Relations Council,
4:30 p.m. Hadassah-Rishona, 10 a.m. Federation,
Jewish Education Task Force, 7 p.m. Jewish
Community Day School, board, 7:45 p.m. B'nai B'rith
Century, board, 1 p.m. Temple Beth El, Widows and
Widowers Support Group, 12:30 p.m. National Council
of Jewish Women Flagler Evening, board, 6 p.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Masada, board, 6:45 p.m. Feder-
ation, Local Concerns Task Force, 3:30 p.m. Federa-
tion, Leadership Development Committee, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26,1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
UJA Announces 50th Anniversary Plans
UJA Mission Up
NEW YORK, N.Y., -
Despite a substantial decrease
in American tourism to Israel
this year, participation in
United Jewish Appeal
missions during the first seven
months of 1988 increased by
24 percent, to 2,349 as of July
31, in comparison with 1,892
for the same period in 1987.
NEW YORK, N.Y. The
United Jewish Appeal (UJA)
today announced plans for its
50th Anniversary Jubilee, a
series of events including
missions to Israel and Europe,
that will culminate in a two-
day celebration in New York
City, December 11-12.
William Rosenwald, a New
York Jewish community
leader and UJA Honorary
National Chairman who signed
the document fifty years ago
establishing the UJA, is
Honorary Chairman of the
50th Anniversary Jubilee;
Robert Loup of Denver, a past
UJA National Chairman and
former UJA Chairman of the
Board of Trustees, serves as
its General Chairman.
Announcing the Jubilee
Year observance, Mr. Rosen-
wald said, "Since its creation
fifty years ago in the after-
math of Kristallnacht, the
United Jewish Appeal has
become the preeminent Jewish
philanthropic organization in
the United States. In close
partnership with Jewish feder-
ations and communities
around the country, UJA
humanitarian assistance has
been extended to more than
three million Jews throughout
the world, including some two
million immigrants who found
refuge and safety in Israel. It
has provided not only the
funds for these life-saving
endeavors, but leadership and
inspiration, serving as an
example of responsibility to
the Jewish communities
around the globe and, in a
broader sense, to the world
community of nations."
Among the major events of
the 50th Anniversary observ-
ance will be a Jubilee Mission
to European communities and
to Israel, October 9-19{ in
which 1,000 major contribu-
tors are expected to partici-
pate.
Most Mission participants
will arrive in Israel on October
13, following brief but inten-
sive visits to sites of historic
Jewish interest in Belgium,
Denmark, France, Greece,
Holland, Hungary, Morocco,
Poland and Romania. Other
participants will join a special
pre-Mission in Israel.
The 50th Anniversary Year
observance will culminate in
the Jubilee Celebration,
December 11-12, at the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New
York City.
The United Jewish Appeal/
Federation Campaign is the
major American Jewish fund-
raising instrument supporting
social services in Israel; relief
and rehabilitation activities in
Europe, Asia, Africa, and
Latin America; and humani-
tarian programs in the U.S.
UJA ESTABLISHED! After Kristallnacht in 1988, "The Night
of Broken Glass," American Jewish leaders realized that central
fund raising was needed for relief and rehabilitation. Signing the
charter establishing the UJA on January 10, 1989 (left to right):
William Rosenwald of the National Coordinating Committee for
Aid to Refugees, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver of the United Palestine
Appeal and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise of the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee. UJA Press Service Photo.
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Interfaith
Conference In Jerusalem
The National Christian
Leadership Conference for
Israel and Bridges for Peace
jointly sponsored a July 16-29
interfaith seminar in Israel
called Christians, Jews, and
Israel 1988. After touring the
country from Dan to Beer-
sheva, the delegation had a
series of meetings in Jeru-
salem on the subject of Jewish-
Christian relations.
Participants included rabbis,
Christian clergymen of various
faiths, teachers, theological
students, and lay people from
the United States, as well as
others who gathered in Jeru-
salem from as far as Bombay,
India. Attending as the South
Florida representative of
Bridges for Peace was
LaVonne Stiffler of Jupiter
Island, who states, "We each
learned about the others' heri-
tage while focusing on themes
of common interest and soli-
darity."
Another Florida resident
who attended was Janice
Boville of Port St. Lucie, a
recent graduate of Ashland
Seminary, who is looking to a
career in Jewish-Christian
relations. "My current project
involves the elimination of
anti-Semitic references in
Sunday School material. I will
be staying in Israel to study
and teach."
A joint remembrance service
was held at Yad Vashem, the
Holocaust Memorial in Jeru-
salem; there was also a special
program at the Western Wall
on the eve of Tisha B'av, the
Jewish fast day commemor-
ating the destruction of both
the First and Second Temples
in Jerusalem.
Comments by those
attending indicated that inter-
faith friendships were formed,
and that skepticism regarding
dialogue was unfounded. "I
didn't know there are Chris-
tians who feel as you do," said
Bonds Builds Rail
JERUSALEM (JTA) -
Some 550 leaders of the State
of Israel Bonds Organization
gathered in Ashkelon to
launch a newly built four-mile
extension of the Beersheba-
Ashdod railway.
The new portion of the line
will enable the shipping of coal
from a new terminal at the
port of Ashdod to the Ruten-
berg Power Station, now
under construction south of
the city.
Kalmanson
Elected
CHICAGO Carmela Efros
Kalmanson of West Hemp-
stead, New York, was elected
National president of
Hadassah, at the organiza-
tion's 74th National Conven-
tion here.
Mrs. Kalmanson becomes
the 23rd National President of
Hadassah, the Women's
Zionist Organization of
America, the largest Zionist
organization in the world.
She succeeds Ruth W.
Popkin of New York City who
had held the post since 1984.
Mrs. Popkin was elected
National Chairman of the
Hadassah Medical Organiza-
tion, Hadassah's health care
arm in Israel.
one man to a young seminary
graduate whose thesis on
interfaith understanding had
touched him.
An Episcopal priest stated,
"I have decided to dedicate
part of my ministry for the
rest of my life to interfaith
work."
A Baptist from Philadelphia
expressed the fervent inten-
tion that love would charac-
terize his neighborhood activi-
ties from now on. A pastor
from Bombay stated that
several hundred Christian
young people in that city are
actively speaking on Israel's
behalf.
Questions from the audience
directed to the seminar
speakers dealt with the
centrality of the State of Israel
to Jewish identity; why the
Vatican does not recognize it;
and how individuals may make
concrete contributions to the
dialogue/friendship process in
their home communities, while
still remaining strong in their
own faith and practice.
Keep us informed.
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'Responsibility And Service'
Theme Of General Assembly
NEW YORK, NY -
"Areyvim Zeh Bazeh: Respon-
sibility and Service Federa-
tion's Role in Creating a
Caring Community" will be
the theme of the 57th General
Assembly of the Council of
Jewish Federations, Nov. 16-
20 1988 at the Marriott &
Sheraton Hotels in New
Orleans.
The Assembly, the largest
annual gathering of North
American Jewish community
leaders, is expected to draw
over 3,000 delegates who will
participate in more than 200
meetings, including plenaries,
business sessions, forums,
symposiums, workshops,
seminars, receptions and other
events.
In keeping with this year's
theme, Mandell L. Berman,
President of CJF, will deliver
the Keynote Address during
the opening plenary session on
Wednesday evening, Nov. 16.
Also scheduled to speak at
the General Assembly are
Simcha Dinitz, Chairman of
the Jewish Agency Executive
and former Israeli Ambas-
sador to the United States;
Professor Arnold Eisen'
Chairman of the Department
of Judaic Studies at Stanford
University, and Mendel
Kaplan, Chairman of the
Jewish Agency Board of
Governors.
All three speakers will
address the overall theme of
"Service and Responsibility"
on Thursday, Nov. 17. Specifi-
cally, Dinitz will discuss the
need for mutual responsibility
and caring between Israel and
North America; Eisen will
relate the theme to "Setting
Priorities For The Quality of
Jewish Life," and Kaplan will
deliver a statement pertaining
to this important topic.
In addition to major plen-
aries with distinguished
speakers, the General
Assembly will also feature 14
forums dealing with a wide
range of issues of interest to
the global Jewish community.

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Proud to wear t-shxrt of Cracow's Jagellonian University,
Poland 8 Thomas Wlodek was one of four Iron Curtain students
pursuing research projects this summer at the Weizmann
Institute of Science in Israel. This was the largest group from
Eastern Europe m the history of Weizmann's Karyn Kupcinet
International Science School vrogram for college students
Participants included undergraduates from Israel and 15 foreign
countries. Wlodek is seen here reviewing his work with Dr. Ehud
Duchowni in a Weizmann nuclear physics lab.
Hagit Heizler, Camp Shalom's Shlichah (Messenger) from Israel,
shows young campers how Israeli falafel is made. Camp Shalom
is run by the Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches.
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Israel's President Chaim Herzog to celebrate 25 years of African
Israeli relations and the anniversary of the Organization of
African Unity. The ISO participants who attended the president's
reception are currently studying in Israel as part of Israel's
international development program. The courses provide profes-
sionals from developing countries with advanced training in such
fields as agriculture, community health, business and communi-
cations.
Names & Faces;
People & Places
MAKE A WISH Steve Shapiro, Pres. of the Jewish Community
Center of the Palm Beaches and Linda Van Zil, Manager of
Fuddruckers Restaurant, West Palm Beach, drop coins into the
newly installed Wishing Well in the restaurant. All proceeds go
to the JCC.
Moscow,
Tel Aviv To
Cooperate
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel
and the Soviet Union have
agreed to set up binational
chambers of commerce in both
Moscow and Tel Aviv.
The decision, reported in The
Jerusalem Post, was reached
in Leningrad by visiting Israeli
Dan Gillerman, president of
the Federation of Israeli
Chambers of Commerce in Tel
Aviv, in agreement with
Soviet officials during
Gillerman's two-day visit.
The possibility of opening
trade links between the Soviet
Union and Israel were also
discussed at the meetings,
which were described as
"encouraging," as well as the
improvement of diplomatic
relations between the two
countries.
Last month, the first Israeli
consular delegation to visit the
Soviet Union in 21 years
arrived in Moscow. Their
stated purpose was only to
look after the former Israel
Embassy property.
Meanwhile, the Soviet televi-
sion authority has offered to
sell Soviet feature films and
documentaries to Israel televi-
sion. The offer marked the
first time that Soviet televi-
sion has approached its Israeli
counterpart.
A telex was received from
Moscow expressing a desire
for mutual cooperation and
informing Israel Television
that a detailed catalogue of
Soviet films had been sent by
airmail to Jerusalem.
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Three 'Intensive' Years End For
Israel's Consul General In New York
By YITZHAK RABI
NEW YORK (JTA) When
Moshe Yegar assumed his post
as Israel's consul general in
New York in the summer of
1985, he believed he would be
able to concentrate on cultural
activities to promote Israel's
cause.
"The time was right after
the Lebanon war, and I
assumed that, as after any
other Mideast war, several
'quiet' years were lying
ahead," Yegar recalled in an
interview with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
"But I was wrong," he said,
puffing on a cigar at his office
at the Israeli Consulate.
"These were an intensive,
very intensive three years,"
the 57-year-old envoy said,
when asked to summarize his
term, which will conclude at
the end of this summer.
Using the word "intensive"
was, apparently, Yegar's
diplomatic way of saying
"stormy," since the last three
years were marked, in Yegar's
own words, by "major crises,
most notably the Jonathan
Pollard spy affair and the
continued Palestinian uprising
in the West Bank and the Gaza
Strip.
The case of Pollard, who is
serving a life sentence for
spying on behalf of Israel, and
the riots in the territories,
which began last Dec. 9, refo-
cused attention on the special
and delicate ties between the
United States and Israel, and
on the sensitive and unique
relations between American
Jews and Israel.
Criticism Of Israel Not New
Yegar, a career diplomat,
who joined the Israeli Foreign
Affairs Ministry in 1956,
admits that the Palestinian
"Intifada" and, to a lesser
degree, the Pollard affair have
been controversial and have
brought about criticism of
Israel from some American
Jews.
"But criticism of Israel and
its policies from American
Jews is not something new,"
Yegar asserted. "Differences
of opinion always existed.
Sometimes more and some-
times less."
He pointed out that Amer-
ican Jewish leaders "had a
major disagreement with
David Ben-Gurion on the issue
of aliyah, since Ben-Gurion
claimed that being a Zionist
means living in Israel."
Yegar observed that Amer-
ican Jewry is not a monolithic
group. "At times of tension
and crisis," he said, "the
difference within the
community start to surface."
As for the criticism of
Israel's policy in the territories
in the lat year, Yegar said: "To
the best of my knowledge, the
overwhelming majority of the
Jews in America support the
State of Israel as she is,
regardless of the different
political factions in the govern-
ment.
"I also believe that those
Jewish leaders who support
only a particular political view
in Israel are a minority," he
said. "I have good reason to
assume that they do not even
represent the organizations on
whose behalf they speak."
Yegar declined to name any
of these leaders, but he was
apparently referring to those
Jews who advocate a terri-
torial compromise with the
Palestinians and who are crit-
ical of Israel's tough measures
in dealing with the uprising.
Yegar, however, was quick
to add: "I think, nonetheless,
that everybody has the right to
criticize. Israel is an open,
democratic society and so is
the American Jewish
communty.
But those who criticize
should be aware that criticism
can go both ways," he said.
"Israeli citizens, too, can criti-
cize American Jewry and find
fault in negative developments
among American Jewry, like
assimilation, the lack of Jewish
education or the absence of
aliyah among Jews here.
"American Jewish leaders
must realize when criticism
against Israel turns into anti-
Israel propoganda, that
weakens the entire Jewish
state," the outgoing consul
general continued. "I am not
going to name names, but I
was very disturbed to read in
newspapers that several prom-
inent Jews urged the adminis-
tration to cut aid to Israel to
preserve it to change its
policies in the territories."
Limits Of Criticism
Asked to define the line
between criticism and anti-
Israel propoganda," the Israel
envoy said: "The limit of criti-
cism is where it begins to harm
Israel and weaken her. Every-
one must be his own judge and
set his or her own limits."
But, Yegar stressed, "the
national interests of Israel will
be decided only by Israeli citi-
zens. Those Jews who want to
take part in the decision-
making process are more than
welcome to come on Aliyah
and participate in the demo-
cratic process of Israel. You
cannot influence by remote
control," the consul said.
Yegar's diplomatic posting
in New York was not his first
in America. He previously
served for three years as
consul of Israel in Los Angeles
(1966-69) and for three years
as consul general in Philadel-
phia (1969-72).
"I feel today, in the summer
of 1988, the same warmth and
solidarity of American Jews
with Israel as I felt in the
summer of 1966 in Los
Angeles," Yegar said. He said
that he never found the same
feeling of warmth and friend-
ship toward him as representa-
tive of Israel in any other
country in the world where he
had served.
"The support and solidarity
of American Jews with Israel
is a special 20th century
phenomenon," he remarked.
"I do not believe it will ever
disappear."
Yegar, who is scheduled to
assume the post of Israel's
ambassador to Sweden this
fall, said he cannot explain the
fact that American Jewish
tourism to Israel has declined
dramatically since the begin-
ning of the uprising.
Deeper Reasons
"Maybe it can be attributed
to fear or, with some Jews, to
protest over the continued
uprising and Israel's handling
of the situation. But I think
that there are deeper
reasons," Yegar said.
"At least 60 percent of
American Jews have never
visited Israel," he noted. "This
is puzzling considering their
general support and love of
Israel. I think that had they
more Jewish conscience and
historical knowledge of their
origins, they would have come
in greater numbers to Israel."
Yegar, who was born in
Argentina and immigrated to
Israel with his family as a
child, said that the serving in
the largest Jewish community
in the world at the time of
Israel's 40th anniversary has
enriched his service here.
He said that the cultural
events of the last year, spon-
sored jointly by the consulate
and the American Jewish
community, have helped
"strengthen Israel's positive
image in America at a time
when it was most needed"
because of the uprising in the
territories.
The Night Of The
Murdered Poets'
Wiesel Asks Gorbachev
To Clear Yiddish Poets
NEW YORK (JTA) Nobel
laureate Elie Wiesel has called
upon Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev to clear the names
of 24 Soviet Jewish writers
and cultural figures murdered
on a single night, Aug. 12,
1952.
The group, known collec-
tively as the "murdered
Yiddish poets" because of the
preponderance of Yiddish
poets among them, has never
been totally accounted for, and
their story has become legend
among Jews of diverse polit-
ical and cultural bents.
In a telegram to the
Kremlin, Wiesel requested
that Gorbachev follow up on
the recent rehabilitation of top
Communists killed in the
1930s, during the purges of
Josef Stalin, with a gesture
toward the dictator's Jewish
victims.
"You have had the courage
to do so much for so many in
recent years," Wiesel wrote
the Soviet leader, "and so I
appeal to you on behalf of a
very special group of people:
Soviet Jewish intellectuals
unjustly executed under Stalin
between 1948 and 1953."
Wiesel's appeal was part of
an effort being coordinated by
the National Jewish
Community Relations Advi-
sory Council, which erected
bronze plaques dedicated to
these murdered Soviet Jews in
19 American cities on Aug. 12.
V
Religious Directory
CONSERVATIVE
BOYNTON BEACH JEWISH CENTER-BETH KODESH: 501
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 686-9428. Cantor
Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath
services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHOLOM: 5348 Grove Street,
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 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard,
West Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9430. Rabbi Joseph Speiser.
Daily services 8 a.m. Sabbath services Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m. For times of evening services please call the Temple office.
LAKE WORTH JEWISH CENTER: Dillman Road Free
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33413.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. Cantor Abraham
Mehler. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg. Cantor
Earl J. Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 10
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Drive, 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 No. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services Monday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
Friday evening, 8:15 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 NW Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Phone 996-3886. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: 129 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach,
FL 33411. Phone 798-8888. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. Rabbi Stefan J. Weinberg.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday and holidays 9 a.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m.
Rabbi Morris Pickholz. Cantor Andrew Beck.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Cantor David Feuer. Sabbath services,
Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily 8:15 a.m.
TEMPLE TORAH: Lions Club, 3615 West Boynton Beach
Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33437. Mailing address: 9851D Mili-
tary Trail, Box 360091, Boynton Beach 33436. Phone (407)
736-7687. Rabbi Morris Silberman and Cantor Alex Chapin.
Sabbath Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
TREASURE COAST JEWISH CENTER CONGREGATION
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Rabbi Benjamin Shull. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m.
ORTHODOX
CHABAD HOUSE LUBAVITCH: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd.,
West Palm Beach, 108-3, 33415. Phone 641-6167. Rabbi Shlomo
Ezagui. Sabbath Services, Saturday, 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: 2518 N. Haverhill Road, West
Palm Beach 33417. Phone 686-5055. Sabbath services 8:45 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Daily services 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Oscar
Werner.
REFORM
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL: 1390 SW Dorchester
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33451 Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
a.m.
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 7:45 p.m.
Student Rabbi Peter Schaktman.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
34982. Phone 461-7428. Sabbath Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Vero Beach 32960. Mailing
address: P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Jav
R. Davis. Phone 1-569-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Phone 793-2700. Friday services 8:15 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10 a.m. Rabbi Steven R. Westman. Cantor
Elliot Rosenbaum.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro. Cantor Stuart
Pittle. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: 100 S. Chillingworth Drive, West Palm
Beach, FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman
Phone 471-1526.


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eNews
CONGREGATION
ANSHEI SHOLOM
Murray T. Aronoff, Amer-
ican hero for immigration to
Israel will be the special guest
pulpit speaker for the Kol
Nidre Israel Bond Appeal.
He was a volunteer crew
member on the historic ship
S.S. Exodus when it was inter-
cepted at sea by armed British
naval vessels that rammed the
ship and then sent a landing
party aboard.
Wounded in this action, he
was sent to a prison ship, one
of the three British ships that
evacuated Exodus refugees to
Europe.
He was also a volunteer crew
member on the S.S. Galila
which left Europe before
Israel was established and
arrived at Haifa with the first
1,200 legal immigrants on May
19, 1948.
Before setting foot on the
Exodus, he spent several
months in Europe during
which he lived as a refugee in
D.P. camps in France and
Italy. He experienced the
bitter Saga of a people forcibly
returned to the land from
which they had fled.
TEMPLE BETH AM
Temple will hold an open
house on Friday evening, Sept.
2 at 8 p.m. There will be a new
members service and dedica-
tion of the new Oren Ha
Kodesh (the ark which houses
the Torah).
Selihot services, to usher in
the holiday season with prayer
and song, will be held on
Saturday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m. This
will be preceded by an
informal buffet dinner. Call
the temple office if you plan to
attend.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
Sisterhood will hold a garage
sale at the temple on Friday,
Aug. 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There
will be furniture, household
items, clothes, books, etc.
Sisterhood kicks off a New
Year by welcoming Michelle
Konigsburg and special guest,
Carol Lynn Grant, nationally
known talk show hostess, who
will entertain with "Astrology
Trends: How To Have your
Wishes Fulfilled" at the home
of Marlene Rosenblum on Aug.
30 at 8 p.m. Call the temple
office for more information.
Members of the community
are invited to the annual Open
House that will be held on
Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1:30-
4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to
tour the synagogue, meet the
rabbi, cantor, faculty and
members of the congregation,
and "make your own" ice
cream sundaes.
TEMPLE BETH EL
The following young people
are newly elected Kadima offi-
cers for the 1988-89 year:
President, Justin Brass; Vice-
President, Scott Skier; Treas-
urer, Marshall Rosenbach and
Secretary, Mindy Smith.
All 6th, 7th and 8th graders
are invited to the opening
Kadima hayride and cookout
on Sunday, Sept. 4. The group
will leave the temple's parking
lot at 5 p.m. and return at
10:30 p.m. The cost is only $5.,
which includes round trip
transportation, food, hayride,
and a full evening of program,
friends and fun.
Plans for Kadima this year
include social and religious
programs, conventions, and
much more. Contact the
temple office to make reserva-
tions and for more information
about the group.
CHABAD HOUSE
LUBAVITCH
Under the direction of Rabbi
Shlomo Ezagui, services for
the High Holidays will be held
at the Sheraton Hotel, 1901
Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. They
are open to the whole Jewish
community. Rosh Hashana
services will begin Sunday,
Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., Monday,
Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
and Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10
a.m. The shofar will be
sounded at noon on Monday
and Tuesday.
Yom Kippur services will
begin Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7
p.m. with "Kol Nidre."
Wednesday, Sept. 21, services
will begin at 10 a.m. and
Yizkor services will begin at
12:30 p.m.
Simchat Torah, the holiday
of our rejoicing over the
Torah, services, song, dance
and plenty of L'Chaim will
begin at 7 p.m., Monday Oct. 3.
Children's services will be
provided throughout the holi-
days.
Give your children a gift that
will last a lifetime. Teach them
the wonderful traditions,
stories and mitzvot of
Judaism. They learn about the
festivals and holidays and the
satisfaction that comes from
learning the mitzvot. Children
will learn to read Hebrew
fluently as well as the prayers
said in synagogue so they will
feel comfortable in any
service, anywhere. Classes
held for ages 6-13.
Dial-A-Jewish-Story and
hear classic stories from the
Bible, Talmud, Midrash and
Jewish history plus tales of
modern Jewish bravery and
devotion. Stories are selected
and prepared by experienced
educators and narrated by
expert story-tellers. Stories
change every Sunday. The
service operates 24 hours a
day. Dial 689-4790, anytime,
except Shabbos and Jewish
holidays, and hear an inspiring
Jewish story.
TEMPLE ISRAEL
Temple Israel Shabbat
service on Friday Sept. 2, will
be conducted by Rabbi Howard
Shapiro. His sermon will be:
"Elul A TIME TO
PREPARE." Cantor Stuart
Pittle will lead the congrega-
tion in songs.
Services will begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited.
On Saturday evening Sept.
3, S'lichot Service will start at
8 p.m. with Havdalah. At
10:30 refreshments will be
served. The Slichot service will
start at 10:30 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA
Muhamed Massarwa, the
highest ranking Arab in the
Israeli government, will speak
following Sabbath services on
Friday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
Massarwa is the Consul
General of Israel in Atlanta for
the Southeastern Region since
1987. Educated in Israeli
public schools, the 46 year old
Arab ran as number six in the
Ezer Weizman's party to the
Israeli Parliament (Knesset)
before joining the Foreign
Service.
Following an abbreviated 8
p.m. service, Mr. Massarwa
will be questioned in a "Meet
The Press" format by Doug
Kleiner, Associate Executive
Director of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
and Rabbi Joel Levine, spiri-
tual director of Temple Judea,
concerning the controversial
Israeli situation from his
unique perspective as an Arab.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
The Jewish Floridian
of Palm Beach County
welcomes comments
from our readers in the
form of Letters to the
Editor. AH letters should
be typed, signed and
include an address and
phone number. The Flor-
idian reserves the right
to edit all letters for
length and grammar.
Writers may request
anonymity.
Obituaries
BIER
Silva, 95, of West Palm Beach. Menorah
Gardens & Funeral Chapels, West Palm
Beach.
EPSTEIN
Carl, 77, of West Palm Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm
Beach.
FREITAG
Bernard, 86, of Lantana. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
FRYDAN
Ellen, 74, of West Palm Beach. Levitt
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
GERSTMAN
Estelle, 80, of West Palm Beach. River-
side Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm
Beach.
HARRIS
Bertha, 87, of West Palm Beach. Burial
and funeral in Lowell, Mass. Ms. Harris
is survived by daughter, Marjorie
Barnes, grandsons Jeffrey and Gary
Barnes and great-grandson, Tyler S.
Barnes.
JACKEL
Ida, 94, of Lake Worth. Levitt-Weinstein
Guaranteed Security Plan Chapel, West
Palm Beach.
KLEIN
Rom, 76, of West Palm Beach. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach.
MILLER
Evelyn, 70, of Lake Worth. Levitt-
Weinstein Guaranteed Security Plan
Chapel, West Palm Beach
ROSENKRANTZ
Flora, 90, of Boynton Beach. Riverside
Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm
Beach. Funeral in Sharon Gardens, N.Y.
T
MICHAEL
BARBACOFF-SMRCKA
Michael Barbacoff-Smrcka,
son of Francine Barbacoff of
Lake Worth, will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Sept. 3 at Temple
Judea. Rabbi Joel Levine will
officiate.
Michael is a 7th grade
student at Christa McAuliffe
Public School. He enjoys
horseback riding, karate,
scuba diving, baseball and
magic. He will be twinned with
Maxim Yankelevich of the
Soviet Union, who was denied
his freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
SHOSHANA RINGER
Shoshana Ringer, daughter
of Abe and Sharon Ringer of
Wellington, was called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Aug. 20 at Temple Beth Torah.
Rabbi Steven Westman and
Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum
officiated.
Shoshana is an 8th grade
student at Wellington Land-
ings Middle School. She is
involved with the Crestwood
Concert Band, was the recip-
ient of the Presidential
Academic Fitness Award and
came in second place in the
Mathematics category of the
Region XI Science Fair for
1988. She enjoys swimming.
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JCC News
Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach
689-7700
YOUNG SINGLES
Sunday, Aug. 28,1 p.m. Get together at a member's home
for an End of Summer Splash Party featuring live music
from the Islands by Kevin Case. Enjoy swimming, volley-
ball, open wine and beer bar, BBQ, picnic lunch, dancing,
limbo and much more! Cost: $5.00.,
Monday, Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m. Plan new and exciting
programs for the Fall season. Newcomers welcome join
us with your ideas and creativity.
Thursday, Sept. 1st, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Studebakers
(Congress Ave. and Forest Hill Blvd.) to enjoy the Happy
Hour. Join us for a great buffet and great fun! Cost: $1.00
for tip plus your own fare plus a small entry fee.
Sunday, Sept. 4th, 6:30 p.m. Meet at TGI Friday's (On
Village Blvd., just off Palm Bch. Lakes Blvd., West Palm
Bch.) for a wonderful meal.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:45 p.m. Join us for movies and drinks
at the unique Cinema 'N Drafthouse (Congress Ave. just
north of 10th Ave. No.). Meet us in the lobby.
SINGLE PURSUITS
On Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Get together at the JCC, for
an evening of fun and games. Bring your favorite board or
card game, whatever you wish. Refreshments will be
served. Donation: $3.00.
Sunday, Aug. 28,11 a.m. Meet at Chuck and Harold's (707
Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach) to enjoy a sumptuous
brunch. Start your day right and join us!
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. Meet at the Center to plan for
a Fall season of new and exciting events. Newcomers are
always welcome! Come share your thoughts and ideas with
us.
Wed., Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m. Get together at Ben's Steakhouse
(Congress Ave., one block so. of 10th Ave. No., Lake
Worth) to enjoy the Happy Hour. Join us for hors
d'eouvres, drinks and friendly conversation.
Thursday, Sept. 8. Meet at Bobby Rubino's (Palm Beach
Lakes Blvd., just west of 1-95) to enjoy the Happy Hour.
Take a mid week break and join us for hors d'eouvres,
drink specials and good company. Cost: $1.00 plus your
own fare.
SINGLE PARENT GROUP
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Single Parent Group
invites all Single Parents to attend the monthly Discussion
Group at the JCC. This months' topic is entitled "The Light
At The End Of The Tunnel" identifying your goals and
aspirations, how they have changed and developed and how
you can reach them. Join us for this stimulating evening.
For more information please call the Jewish Community
Center, 689-7700.
Radio/TV/ Film
Entertainment
MOSAIC Sunday, August 28 and September 5,11 a.m.
- WPTV Channel 5, with host Barbara Gordon. Reruns.
L'CHAYIM Sunday, August 28 and September 5, 7:30
a.m. WPBR 1340 AM with host Rabbi Mark S. Golub
The Jewish Listener's Digest, a radio magazine.
THE RABBI LEON FINK SHOW Sunday, August 28
and September 5, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. WPBR 1340 AM, with
host Rabbi Leon Fink. A Jewish talk show that features
weekly guests and call-in discussions on timely Jewish
topics.
TRADITION TIME Sunday, August 28 and September
5, 11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, August 29-31 and
September 5-7 WCVG 1080 AM. This two-hour Jewish
entertainment show features Jewish music, comedy, and
news.
THE GREAT VOICE Sunday, September 4, 5 p.m. and
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. WPBT Channel 2, Miami -
An original adaptation of three traditional stories focusing
on the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Shot on location in Miami with local actors.
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Meisler
Continued from Page 2
Among the pieces that are
most significant to him are his
recently completed Holocaust
memorial and Torah shrine for
a rebuilt synagogue in Mann-
heim, Germany. Meisler, who
is German-born, was sent to
England with a group of chil-
dren at the age of seven, just
one week before the outbreak
of war. He never saw his
parents again.
Although Meisler is reluc-
tant to talk about that period
of his life, the creation of that
synagogue has clearly been a
highlight of his career. "We
found charred stones from the
old synagogue and used them
to build the Holocaust memo-
rial," he said. "It was beautiful
to come from Israel and bring
such things to Germany."
Currently, Meisler is
working on another synagogue
commission in Germany. This
synagogue, in Darmstadt, is
due to open precisely on the
fiftieth anniversary of Kris-
taUnacht.
Creations
Although Meisler frequently
undertakes large commissions
(other recent ones include a set
of ceremonial objects for the
Liberal synagogue in St.
John's Wood in London and a
circular fountain in pewter and
bronze, weighing over a ton,
for the King Solomon Hotel in
Jerusalem), many objects he
creates are quite small.
They include miniature
Torahs, ketubot (marriage
certificates) holders, mezuzot
and chanukiot (chanuka
menorahs), figurines of
kletzmer musicians and
praying hassidim. Some, such
as humorous representations
of lawyers and even Sigmund
Freud, complete with cigar,
have no overt Jewish content.
Animals are a particular
favorite and appear frequently
in Meisler's sculptures, panels
and small figures. "I have a
weakness for animals and a
sympathy for them," he said.
"I like to observe them and see
how they bear themselves."
His camels, goats, lions and
the like appear to bear them-
selves with a detached,
humorous world-weariness;
Continued on Page 14
Organizations
AMIT WOMEN
Amit Women, Rishona Chapter, is having a week-end at
the Tarleton Hotel, M.B. Friday, Oct. 21, to Monday, Oct.
24.
HADASSAH
Cypress Lakes Hadassah Leisureville Chapter, will
hold its opening meeting of the season Tuesday, Oct. 4,
12:30 p.m. at American Savings & Loan, West Gate,
Century Village, West Palm Beach. A book review will be
given by Helen Nussbaum entitled "Ethical Wills."
Boutique items on display. Refreshments will be served.
TIKVAH HADASSAH West Palm Beach, first Board
Meeting of the season Aug. 29 at the home of Sylvia Eiss
and regular membership meeting Sept. 8 at Anshei Sholom
at 10 a.m.
Sept. 7 Wednesday Matinee "Stardust" at Burt Reyn-
olds Theatre, a musical starring Gloria DeHaven.
Oct. 26 Wednesday Matinee, new Musical Review at the
Newport Pub, Miami Beach.
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 23-27, 5 days at the
Caribbean Hotel, Miami Beach, kosher meals.
Dec. 11-14 Regency Spa, 3 delicious meals a day,
massages and entertainment.
Yovel Hadassah Chapter coming events:
Nov. 13 New show at Newport Hotel, Miami Beach.
One price includes transp., lunch, show and gratuities.
Nov. 22 First meeting of the 1988-89 season at noon,
at the Cong. Anshei Shalom. (NOTE: change of date due to
the High Holy Days.) Ben Gould will be the honored
speaker. Everyone welcome.
Nov. 24-27 Thanksgiving: Prepare to be pampered. 4
days/3 nights at the popular Tar 1 ton Hotel in Miami Beach.
Affordable price includes all meals, transp., and gratuities.
Also nightly entertainment and welcome gifts.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
National Council of Jewish Women, Okeechobee
Section, will hold its first membership meeting of the
season on Thursday, Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. at the American
Bank, Westgate.
Coming Events:
Nov. 23 Wednesday Matinee LA CAGE FOLLIES
at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre.
Jan. 18, '89 Wednesday Matinee GIGI at the Royal
Palm Dinner Theatre.
SOUTH FLORIDA
JEWISH CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES
"Meet the Candidates" on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2 to 6 p.m.
at Beach Federal Saving Bank. Gun Club Road and
Military Trail. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is
welcome.
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Knowledgeable
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diligently to maintain integrity
and excellence in Palm Beach
County's Circuit Court.
With experience as a law
enforcement officer, prosecutor
and practicing lawyer in both
civil and criminal matters.
Michael Gersten will insure
quality and competence in our
judicial system.
STEN
CIRCUIT JUDGE
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Senior News
FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Comprehensive Senior Service Center, through a
Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americana Act,
provides a variety of services to persons 60 years or
older, along with interesting and entertaining, educa-
tional and recreational programs. All senior activities
are conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act.
The Jewish Community Center, 700 Spencer Drive, in
West Palm Beach, is an active place for all seniors. Hot
kosher meals are served every day and programs and
activities will be scheduled throughout the year.
KOSHER MEALS
Kosher lunches are served
Monday through Friday at
11:15. The 3 locations are: JCC
in West Palm Beach, 700
Spencer Drive; JCC in
Boynton Beach, 501 N.E. 26th
Avenue; and JCC in Delray
Beach, 16189 Carter Road.
Summer is a great time to
meet new friends and engage
in stimulating programs.
Enjoy delicious, nutritious
food along with planned activi-
ties everyday. Volunteers are
always needed. No fee is
required but contributions are
requested. Reservations
required. Call Carol in West
Palm Beach at 689-7700, Julia
in Boynton Beach at 582-7360,
or Nancy in Delray Beach at
495-0806. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 689-6961.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE
KOSHER LUNCH
CONNECTION FOR
AUGUST AND
SEPTEMBER
IN WEST PALM BEACH
Thursday, Aug. 25 Sophia
Langbort presents a Sing-
along.
Friday, Aug. 26 Rabbi
Alan Cohen
Monday, Aug. 27 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Aug. 30 Ms. Lisa
Gilders, blood pressure test
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Helen Gold, Nutritionist
Thursday, Sept. 1 Rodney
Romano, Attorney,
"Consumer Rights of the
Elderly"
Friday, Sept. 2 Sabbath
Services
Monday, Sept. 5 Closed
for Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 6 A-D
Nursing, blood pressure tests
Wednesday, Sept. 7 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Thursday, Sept. 8 Janet
Reiter-Estates and Trust Plan-
ning
Friday, Sept. 9 Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Berger will
conduct Sabbath Services
KOSHER HOME
DELIVERED MEALS
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
The Jewish Community
Center's Kosher Home Deliv-
ered Meals Service is just for
you!!!!
If you have pust come home
from the hospital and have no
way to maintain your daily
nutritional requirements, this
service is available to you until
you regain your health. This is
a most essential ongoing or
short term service for the
homebound. Kosher meals
provide 1/3 of the required
daily nutrition for adults. No
fee, but contributions
requested.
JCC
TRANSPORTATION
SERVICE
The Jewish Community
Center's transportation
service is available for people
not able to get to the JCC.
Persons who wish to partici-
pate in JCC programs or
services, may be picked up at
our designated central loca-
tions throughout the
community. The JCC takes
people to Nursing Homes and
hospitals to visit loved ones.
Call Libby for information.
Tickets are required for each
one-way trip. Donation is
$1.00 and persons purchasing
blocks of ten will receive two
free. Persons needing medical
transportation should call Co-
Tran at 689-6% 1.
CLASSES AND
ACTIVITIES
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community
Center is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach
Community College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. This year,.
both agencies are requiring
fees for these classes along
with registration. Call Louise
at 689-7700 for information.
Quality Health Care &
Today's Medicine A four
week session. Directions and
choices available to you in
today's medical system. These
seminars are based directly on
1987 cover story of Newsweek.
Dates: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 at
1:30 p.m. Instructor: Gert
Friedman, Specialist of
Disease Prevention and Well-
ness Programs, PBCC Adult
Education.
Fee: $2.00 for complete
series. Limited to 25 people
each class. Reservations
required! Call Louise at 689-
7700.
OTHER CLASSES
AND ACTIVITIES
Timely Topics: Date:
Mondays ongoing following
lunch. Time: Lunch at 1:15
Program at 2. Join a stimu-
lating group in an exciting
variety of topics including
current events. Those inter-
ested in lunch, please call for
reservations at 689-7700. Ask
for Lillian Senior Depart-
ment.
A.A.R.P. 55 & Alive
Sept. 1, 2. 1:00-5:00, A.A.R.P.
Instructor Bobby Taffel.
Two four hour sessions of
lectures, films and discussions,
covering all phases of safe and
defensive driving. Many insur-
ance companies offer
discounts to graduates. Fee
$7.00 payable to A.A.R.P.
Registration limited. Your pre-
paid check is your reservation
in this class.
Twilight Dining and
Dancing Enjoy an early
evening kosher dinner
followed by music and dancing
before and afterwards, co-
ordinated by our own JCC Disc
Jockey, Izzie Goldberg. Date:
Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 4:30
p.m. No fee, contributions
requested. Call Louise at 689-
7700.
Speakers Club Date:
Thursday ongoing, Time: 10
a.m. For persons who wish to
practice the art of public
speaking a great group.
ART MUSUEM TOURS
Docent Tour Bass
Museum 40 sculptures from
Israel along with many other
exhibits. Transportation avail-
able. Call Louise at 689-7700
for further information on
time, pick up point and fee.
Sandra Werbel, tour guide.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 1988.
Registration a must! Call by
Sept. 6.
AT YOUR SERVICE
The J.C.C. provides: Health
Insurance Assistance with
Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial
Management with Herb Kirsh,
by appointment only. Call
Louise 689-7700.
VOLUNTEER NEWS:
"Hi-Neighbor," The
new J.C.C. Mitzvah Corps is a
group of special persons
reaching out keeping in
touch with our homebound and
others in need. Join this dedi-
cated group of persons who
are enjoying doing Mitzvahs.
Call Ellie Newcorn at 689-
7700. Volunteers are needed
to work on all phases of the
J.C.C. programs especially
drivers for home delivered
meals. For Boynton Kosher
Meal Program call Julia at
582-7360. For West Palm
Beach Kosher Meal Program
call Carol at 689-7700. For
Delray Kosher Meal
Program, call Nancy at 495-
0806.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Needed: Instructors for
Crocheting, Knitting, Flower-
making and arranging. Group
Leaders for Fun with Yiddish.
\i
Congratulations to Gertrude and Aaron Savitch who celebrated
their 48th wedding anniversary in July at the JCC of the Palm
Beaches.
The warmth of tradition
and Maxwell House'Coffee.
It couldnthe anything but Shabbos

It's a special time of the week when families
gather, traditions are renewed and there's
plenty of time to relax and enjoy the rich,
delicious taste of Maxwell House* Coffee
It couldn't be anything but Shabbos dinner.
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ART IMITATES LIFE: On the set of the production of "The Simon Wiesenthal Story,"
which will be shown on cable television, actor Ben Kingsley, left, sits in costume with Simon
Wiesenthal, whose life he portrays. Shot in Budapest, Hungary, the film documents
Weisenthal's dedication to apprehending Nazi war criminals. AP Wide World Photo.
PLO Expressed Readiness To Peres, Shamir
By HUGH ORGEL
TEL AVIV (JTA) Both
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres have received messages
in the past few years from
senior members of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization, a
former member of Shamir's
Likud bloc said.
Moshe Amirav, now a
member of the fledgling
Center Party, said that the
messages, which were rejected
by Shamir and Peres, ex-
pressed the PLO's readiness to
conduct peace negotiations
with Israel on the basis of
mutual recognition.
Amirav said non-Israeli
figures had conveyed the
messages to the two Israeli
leaders. He mentioned Claude
Cheysson, a European
Community commissioner and
former French foreign
minister, as one of the emis-
saries.
Amirav resigned from
Likud's Central Committee
after reports surfaced that he
had met with representatives
of the PLO.
He has since supported the
notion that Israel must even-
tually negotiate with the
terrorist organization a
position at odds with that of
the Likud bloc, which officially
rules out ever dealing with the
PLO.
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Continued from Page 1
by Israel.
A meeting of the Palestine
National Council is planned for
Algeria at the end of this
month.
Israelis did not appear open
to whatever declaration would
come of the meeting.
Foreign Ministry sources
asked rhetorically, "What is
the point of reacting to that
statement or another, if hours
after it is being made, a petrol
bomb is thrown, wounding
children and mothers in a
vicious terrorist act?"
In this case, they were refer-
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attack on Jewish settlers
traveling in a van in Gaza
Sunday night, casting a
shadow over any political
developments. Four children
and their two mothers were
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perhaps reflecting feelings of
Meisler himself, who in spite of
a gentle, courtly manner,
describes his own sense of
humor as "slightly black, in
the central European
manner."
One of his favorite stories
concerns an animal sculpture:
"Just before the Israeli delega-
tion left to take part in the
Camp David talks, a member
of the government burst into
my studio and demanded a
camel sculpture to present to
Sadat if the treaty was signed.
There was one proviso if
they didn't sign an agreement,
the camel had to be returned.
When I saw Begin and Sadat
sign the Camp David agree-
ment on television, I realized
that I had sold a camel!"
Flourishing Business
Although Meisler once
worked as a successful archi-
tect in England, he has never
regretted his move to Israel in
1960 with his American wife
Batya, or his career change to
sculpture. "It was probably a
good thing that I studied archi-
tecture instead of art. Had I
studied art, I probably would
have been taught someone
else's theories and style
instead of developing
my own."
Today, Meisler runs a flour-
ishing business with three
studios in Israel, a gallery in
London, outlets in Belgium
and Switzerland, and his own
foundry. A staff of eight helps
him cast, clean, polish and
assemble the works; a process
which can involve using an
industrial crane for particu-
larly large pieces.
Meisler designs models in
clay or wax and then moulds
sculptures in metal using the
lost-wax process. The wax
model is inserted in compact,
sticky industrial sand and then
hot metal is poured through.
The wax melts and the nega-
tive shape is filled by hot
metal. It takes about five
weeks to develop new pieces,
most of which are produced in
limited editions.
His sculpture are particu-
larly popular with Israeli
government ministers who
frequently order Meisler
works ("a little too late and a
little too cheap," he laughs) to
present as gifts to foreign
dignitaries. Former presidents
Ford and Carter are two
American leaders who have
been presented with Meisler
works.
Sometimes, non-Jewish
diplomats particularly request
a Meisler Jewish ceremonial
object. One British cabinet
minister, a Roman Catholic,
has a Meisler mezuzah on his
doorpost. "He told me that it
gives him comfort," said
Meisler, in obvious satisfac-
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Gorbachev Praised, Asked
To Condemn Anti-Semitism
By HOWARD ROSENBERG
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
One hundred and seventy
members of Congress are
asking Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev to formally investi-
gate the activities of new anti-
Semitic nationalistic groups
that have recently surfaced
under "glasnost."
In an Aug. 8 letter, the
lawmakers said that in the new
era of openness, "anti-Semitic
acts are currently being orgah-
WASHINGTON (JTA) -
(D-N.Y.) said that "formed to
preserve Russian culture,
Pamyat has since poisoned its i"e State Department s order
message with virulent anti- last year closing the Palestine
Friday, August 26,1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Closing
Of PLO Office In Washington
Semitism including age-old lies
from the 'Protocols of the
Elders of Zion.' "
Judy Balint, a member of the
executive committee of the
Union of Councils for Soviet
Jews, said that "Jews have
always been the scapegoats of
Russians."
She said that Soviet nation-
Liberation Organization's
information office here was
unanimously upheld by
decided yet whether to appeal
the decision to the Supreme
Court.
The appeals court upheld a
decision issued last December
by U.S. District Court Judge
the U.S. court of Appeala for Charles Richey that the State
ized against Jews in Moscow alists such as Pamyat accuse
Jews of murdering Czar
Nicholas II during the 1917
Revolution, and for being the
cause of Soviet economic woes.
In addition, Balint said
Pamyat considers Jews less
than totally committed to
Soviet culture because of their
Jewish heritage and desire to
emigrate.
and other cities in the Soviet
Union."
They praised Gorbachev for
recent human rights advances
but asked him to officially
condemn anti-Semitism and to
halt further incidents against
Jews.
None of the estimated 2.5
million Jews in the USSR have
been killed or injured in any of
the incidents, but the
lawmakers told Gorbachev
that Jewish property,
including 60 tombstones in
Moscow, had been desecrated
by vandals.
A year-old Soviet national-
istic group called Pamyat
(Remembrance), has been
accused of being at the fore-
front of the anti-Semitic
activity.
The lawmakers told Gorba-
chev that "your own press has
described Pamyat leader
Dmitri Vasiliev as a fanatic,
and Pamyat as a dangerous
organization."
At a news conference at the
Capitol sponsored by the
Congressional Human Rights
Caucus, Rep. James Scheuer
Hate Crimes Bill
Clears Senate
Judiciary Comm
WASHINGTON (JTA) A
bill requiring the U.S. Justice
Department to gather and
publish annual statistics on
crimes motivated by hate was
approved in a voice vote by the
Senate Judiciary Committee.
The bill, which covers crimes
against individuals or property
because of race, religion,
ethnic heritage or sexual
orientation, was approved by
the House in May. The full
Senate is expected to act on it
next month.
The Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith and the
American Jewish Congress
have been urging support of
the legislation, as a means of
accurately gauging the dimen-
sions of hate crimes. The ADL,
which issues an annual report
on anti-Semitic incidents, said
in its latest report that the
number of hate crimes
reported in 1987 was 17
percent higher than the
number in 1986.
If the Senate approves the
statistics bill, it would be the
second law dealing with hate
crimes adopted this year. In
June, President Reagan
signed into law a bill that
imposes federal criminal
penalties for damage to reli-
gious property or injury to
anyone in the exercise of his or
her religious beliefs.
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n tkit page it not to be eonttrued at an
'odorsement by the Jewitk Federation of
'"'m Beaek County.
the District of Columbia.
Writing for the three-judge
panel, Judge Abner Mikva said
the PLC representatives are
free "to express whatever
ideas they wish," but they are
not free to "set up an office
that functions as a foreign
mission when the State
Department finds that the
national interest requires
otherwise."
A spokesman for the Amer-
ican Civil Liberties Union,
which represented the office
and its director, Hasan Abdel
Rahman, said it had not been
Department order had not
violated anv constitutional
rights, including that of
freedom of speech. Richey said
the claim that it had was
"utterly meritless."
The State Department,
under pressure from
Congress, ordered the office
closed last September, "to
demonstrate United States
concern over terrorism
committed and supported by
organizations and individuals
affiliated with the PLO."
The department said it could
close the Washington office
because it considered it a
foreign mission. It denied that
this was a violation of the First
Amendment protection of
speech, since Rahman, and
other employees of the Pales-
tine Information Office, all
American citizens, are free to
continue advocating their
cause.
However, a later effort by
the Reagan administration to
close the PLO's observer
mission at the United Nations
was rejected in June by U.S.
District Court Judge Edward
Palmieri in New York, on the
grounds that it would violate
the agreement that established
the United Nations headquar-
ters in New York.
The administration has until
Aug. 28 to appeal Palmieri's
ruling. No decision has been
made on whether to do so.
PETER M.
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FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY COURT JUDGE
Everything a judge should be. Concerned about the
future of Palm Beach County. Concerned about crime;
the court system; the people.
Peter M. Evans wants the courts to be accessible to
the public and less cumbersome. He wants the
victirrfs voice to be heard. He wants to work with you
to build a better court system.
Peter M. Evans will:
Ensure and protect the rights of victims.
Closely review plea bargains to ensure that dangerous criminals
are not set free.
Work to streamline crowded court case loads and expedite legal
procedures to bring about speedy and meaningful justice.
Make small claims court truly the people's court.
Work with you to build a better court system.
D Family Man
Married for 12 years, has one son, age
five. Hopes to be a third generation judge.
Q Proven Intellectual Ability
Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law
Center, Washington, DC
Bachelors Degree, summa cum laude.
Honors College Program, Ohio University
Co-authored Florida Dissolution of Marriage
Teaching Assistant at Ohio University and
Instructor at Palm Beach Junior College.
Q Proven Professional Ability
Partner, Evans, Sharif & Kamber, PA For
twelve years specializing in litigation with
extensive trial experience in family law.
personal injury, construction, commercial,
and criminal litigation in both the circuit
and county courts.
D Proven Leadership Ability
Active in many professional organizations
and their specialized committees.
President, Lake Worth Area Bar Associa-
tion, 1986
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association
Association ot Trial Lawyers of America
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Q Proven Community Concern
Member, Norman J. Kapner Legal Unit of
B'nai Brith
Member Temple Beth Torah
Legal'Advisor, Martin Luther King Day
Coordinating Committee of West Palm Beach
Member, Wellington Elementary PTA
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