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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Fred K. Shochet
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Peres' Promise of Palestinian Election
TEL AVIV (JTA) -.Foreign Minis-
ter Shimon Peres promised that if the
Palestinians halted their uprising, the
Labor Party would call for elections
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in
three to six months.
He also spoke of putting the Gaza
Strip under an Arab civil administra-
tion in two years.
Peres appeared at a joint news
conference here with Defense Minis-
ter Yitzhak Rabin. The two Labor
Party leaders expounded on their
plans for the next four years should
Labor win the Nov. 1 Knesset elec-
tions and head the new government.
Peres said the balloting in the
administered territories would be
held to elect Palestinian representa-
tives to peace talks. He said he would
wait three to six months after calm is
restored to give the populace of the
territories time to show it can
observe law and order.
Every Palestinian living in the ter-
ritories would be eligible to vote,
Peres said, stressing as well that only
residents could stand for election.
That would eliminate Palestine Lib-
eration Organization leaders and
activists who have long been living
Peres said that while the PLO
would be excluded from the talks, the
[>ast records of those elected by popu-
ar vote in the territories would not
be inspected.
Any agreement reached in the
peace talks would be put to a national
referendum, Peres said. If the talks
were successful, the Gaza Strip would
Due to circumstances beyond our
control, the premiere of "Mosaic" has
been rescheduled to Sunday, October
30, 11 a.m. on WPTV Channel 5. As
planned, the program will feature the
Jewish Family & Children's Service.
be turned over to an Arab civil
administration in 1990.
If by 1991 the Knesset has not
legislated a change in the electoral
system, another referendum would
be held in Israel to determine the
It was not immediately clear if
Peres was hinting by this that Arabs
in the territories would get the vote.
The two Labor Party leaders dwelt
at some length on their ideas for
Israel's future relations with the
United States.
They said that in the event they
headed the next Israeli government,
their first step would be to coordinate
with the new administration in Wash-
Israel would seek to sign a new
memorandum of understanding with
the next administration to ensure the
continuity of strategic and economic
cooperation between the two coun-
tries, the Laborites said.
They would also renew the agree-
ment with Washington to exclude the
PLO from Middle East peace negotia-
tions unless it recognizes Israel and
renounces terrorism.
Peres told a meeting of the Foreign
Press Association here that if
becomes the next prime minister
will immediately act to revive t
American peace process in the Middle
He made it clear to the press group
and at the news conference here that
he has not lost faith in the idea of an
international conference to set the
stage for direct negotiations between
Israel and its Arab adversaries,
including the Palestinians.
Nor has Peres given up on King
Hussein of Jordan as a negotiating
partner. He spoke of a joint Palestin-
ian-Jordanian delegation to be invited
to the negotiating table.
He said that was based on an
agreement he reached with Hussein
at a meeting in London in April 1987.
But the Jordanian monarch has since
washed his hands of any involvement
in the affairs of the West Bank
Peres remains optimistic that Hus-
sein will change his mind, because he
"is serious in his desire for peace"
and "neither he nor we have any
"Otherwise we will destroy our
economies and the future of our
children," Peres told the press group.
Peres and Rabin promised that if
elected, Labor would keep inflation at
an annual rate of under 10 percent. It
is currently running at about 18
They pledged to establish a national
hospitafization authority to avoid a
repetition of the health care crisis
that bedeviled Israel this past year.
JCC Mission Finds Solutions To
Campus Plans
Eight Jewish community
leaders went north recently to
investigate the future of the
Palm Beach County Jewish
Community. After three days
of tireless traveling, informa-
tion gathering, note taking
and relentless questioning,
they returned unified in spirit,
like-minded and convinced of
one thing: this community is
now fully prepared to develop
one of the finest Jewish com-
munity campus facilities in the
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Alec
Engelstein, Jewish Federation
President; Steve Shapiro, Jew-
ish Community Center Presi-
dent; Alan Miller, Campus
Building Committee Chair;
Jeffrey Klein, Jewish Federa-
tion Executive Director; Steve
Kaplansky, Jewish Commun-
ity Center Executive Director;
Neil Newstein, Jewish Family
and Children's Service Execu-
tive Director; Jay Epstein,
Federation Planning and Bud-
geting Director; and Gary
McGraw, Architect and
JCCampus Project Manager,
embarked on a three-day whis-
tle stop tour of five JCCs in
Ohio, New Jersey and Missouri
to gather the final research
necessary to further develop
the JCCampus plans on Mili-
tary Trail in West Palm Beach.
"Since the agreement was
signed two months ago,"
Engelstein said, "we've been
moving quickly with our
plans." "After this trip, we're
finally ready to finalize our
plans, raise the remaining $6
million and begin construc-
On Aug. 26, representatives
of the Jewish community of
Palm Beach County signed an
agreement with Temple Beth
El for the purchase of five
acres of land on Military Trail
that unifies the 33-acre site of
the future Jewish Community
Campus, clearing the way to
raise additional funds.
When completed, the Jewish
Community Campus will house
the offices of the Jewish Fed-
eration of Palm Beach County,
the Jewish Family and Child-
ren's Service, with expanded
facilities providing an even
greater number of high quality
services to the community, and
the Jewish Community Cen-
ter, which will be the largest
facility on campus.
Participants explained that
the purpose of the recent trip
north was to gather new ideas
from the experience of the
older Jewish communities as
well as learn from their mis-
takes. Based on their findings,
the leadership reached a gen-
eral consensus on the direction
they will pursue in integrating
their agencies and developing
the campus.
"From the five sites we vis-
ited, we discovered that many
of the ideas the Building Com-
mittee had were good. Going
into the trip, we already had a
strong sense of the commun-
ity's needs," Steve Shapiro
said. "The information we col-
lected mostly filled in the gaps
and brought us into deeper
agreement with each other."
Continued on Page 7

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 28, 1988
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, area coordinators of the Century Village Campaign met to discuss the
Century Village Kickqff and the 1989 Century Village campaign. Pictured here are, front
row (l-r): Ida Barton, Miriam Binder, Elsie Shmukler, Tillie Becker, Gertrude Birnback,
Tillie Mutterperl, Shirley Piltch; back row (l-r): Sol Margolis, Joe Weiner, Irving Lazarus,
Bob Cahn, Murray Bernstein, Barney Cohen, Sam Wadler, co-chair, Perry Friedman,
Coleman Sussman, Nat Cohen, co-chair, Lester Silverman, Campaign Associate. Not
pictured are: Jake Appelbaum, Helen Bergida, Louis Chechyk, Ada Columbus, Lillian Dorf
Bertha Goldman, Rose Goodman, Manfred Hammelberger, Max Hartem, Morris Keller, May
LeVine, Max Lubert, Esther Molat, Norman Mutterperl, Sarah Nussbaum, Louis Schafran,
Edith Shapiro, Harry Turbiner.
Century Village Recruits New Workers
Neighborhood Needs Education
Last year, the Century Vil-
lage UJA/Federation Cam-
paign Coordinators obtained
approximately 600 new gifts
from Century Village resi-
dents, ranking their Campaign
as the highest number of par-
ticipants in Palm Beach
This year, Century Village
Campaign Co-Chairs Sam
Wadler and Nat Cohen, are
concerned about the low num-
ber of coordinators participat-
ing in the 1989 Campaign.
"We've had some difficulties
in Century Village this year
maintaining our leadership,"
Wadler said. "The Village has
changed greatly and there are
a lot of new residents who
need an education on the Fed-
eration and the Jewish com-
munity. We'll have to provide
that immediately in order to
recruit more coordinators," he
As part of its recruitment
effort, Century Village will
hold its kickoff campaign
event on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.
in conjunction with "Yiddish
Culture," 10 a.m., at the Club-
house. The program will fea-
ture Rabbi Richard Rocklin, of
Lake Worth Jewish Center;
Cantor David Feuer, of Tem-
ple Emanu-El; and a special
appearance by Aharon Doron,
Major General (Ret.) of the
Israeli Army.
"We expect at least 1,000
people to attend and hope to
recruit at least 150 to work
with the Campaign," said
Wadler. "We've billed the pro-
gram as educational/informa-
tional because that's what the
community needs," he
"We have a great steering
committee this year," said Nat
Cohen, who has been a co-chair
for four years. "Right now we
need to at least double the size.
The more workers we have,
the more coverage we'll get
and each person won't have to
work as hard," he added.
"This year we would like to
interview at least 6,000 donors
over 4,675 from last year. For
that we must increase our
Cohen has lived in this com-
munity for 17 years and was
Samuel Wadler, Co-Chair
Century Village Campaign.
previously from
Worcester, MA. He has been
involved in the Century Vil-
lage Campaign for eight years
and was a section chair for
Greenbriar prior to becoming a
co-chair for the whole Village.
Cohen is on the Federation
Board of Directors, the Board
of Directors of Congregation
Anshei Sholom and is a mem-
Nathan Cohen, Co-Chair
Century Village Campaign.
ber of the Men's Club of the
Morse Geriatric Center.
Wadler has also been a Cen-
tury Village co-chair for four
years. He has lived in this
community for 14 years and
was previously from Brooklyn,
N.Y. He is a member of the
Board of Directors of Federa-
tion, B'nai B'rith and the Lake
Worth Jewish Center, and is a
WD Examines Women's Roles
"Roles For Women In Our Changing Jewish Community" was
the focus of the Women's Division Board of Director's Retreat,
October 5,1988, at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.
The Retreat highlighted the role of Jewish women in a changing
community and discussed the issues that affect women's lives,
giving them greater ability to make the right choices. Pictured
above (Ur) are Carol Greenbaum, Women's Division President;
Deborah K. Schwarzberg, Board Orientation Chair; and Guest
Speaker Helene Berger, National Chair of Women's Division,
Council of Jewish Federations who spoke on "Choosing My Role
In The Jewish Community. "Not pictured is Guest Speaker Mikki
Futernick, Chair of Women's Division, Florida Region, who
spoke on "Communicating Campaign Successfully."
Leadership Development:
YAD Combines Campaign
And Education
Campaign and education go
hand in hand in the Young
Adult Division, since YAD
President, Michael A. Lam-
pert, instituted an educational
component at all Board and
Campaign Cabinet meetings.
A segment of every meeting
is reserved for the further edu-
cation of YAD leaders about
the Young Adult Division, the
Jewish Federation and specific
issues facing the Jewish com-
munity. Lay and staff leaders
speak to participants, mem-
bers discuss topics like solicita-
tion training and committee/
board relationships and board
development is addressed in
the context of an educational
"We started the year with a
board workshop for all board
and committee members and I
decided to extend it into the
rest of the year," said Lam-
pert. "We started by inviting
people like Alec Engelstein
and Jeff Klein to talk to the
YAD board, so they could
meet the lay and staff leader-
ship. Since then, we have
developed it into a regular
component of each meeting,"
he continued. "I think people
have come to expect it now."
Lampert's goal in changing
the meeting formats to include
more training is to groom cur-
rent YAD leadership into
future Federation leaders.
"Eventually, we would like the
general lay leadership to look
to the Young Adult Division to
fill their campaign positions,"
Lampert explained. "I also
feel we're expanding the hori-
zons of YAD members," he
continued. "Their knowledge
is increasing and their aware-
ness of other aspects of the
Federation and the general
campaign is much greater."
In the past, the Young Adult
Division has often been cate-
gorized as a largely social
organization, providing mem-
bers with opportunities to
meet each other and build a
Jewish network of friends and
business contacts. "We've
always had a campaign," Lam-
pert replied. "But an equally
important goal is to continue
to develop YAD leadership. I
think we 11 raise a lot more
money this year too," he con-
tinued. "We're building an
overall knowledge base of the
general and YAD Campaign
and I think we're recognizing
some significant results
An Artist's Layout
Patti Abramson (right), Chairman of the JCC of the Palm
Beaches' AdJJournal Committee and Valerie Silverman,
JCC Board member, proudly display an artist's layout for
this year's Journal cover. On November 12 the JCC will
celebrate its 18th Anniversary with a Dinner Dance at the
Airport Hilton.
Women's Endowment Committee
(Second In A Series)
Friday. December 2. 1988
9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon
At A Private Palm Beach Home
For More Information, contact Edward Baker.
Endowment Director. Federation Office. 832-2120

Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridiar) of Palm Beach County Page 3
A Night In Jewish History
Krystallnacht Revisited
November 9, 1988 is the
fiftieth anniversary of Kristall-
nacht the Night of Broken
Glass. On that night, fifty
years ago, the synagogues of
Germany and Austria were set
afire; Jewish homes and busi-
nesses were vandalized; Jews
were deported and killed. It
marked the transition point for
the Nazis in their determina-
tion to rid this earth of the
Jewish people. It was the night
of darkness from which there
would be no return; it was the
night of broken dreams and
broken promises; it was the
first night of Hell.
In commemoration of this
horrifying event in Jewish his-
tory, the Palm Beach County
Board of Rabbis and the Com-
munity Relations Council of
the Jewish Federation have
organized a community-wide
memorial on November 9, at
7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel,
West Palm Beach. The pro-
gram, consisting of several
components, promises to be
truly moving and in the spirit
of the anniversary, holy unto
The evening will be a collage
of personal memories, medita-
tions, readings and prayer.
Children, parents and survi-
vors will recall together this
tragedy of only five decades
ago. And finally, a thread of
hope will be woven throughout
the evening, for after all, as
Rabbi Howard Shapiro of Tem-
ple Israel stated, "Fifty years
ago, our people did not know
the horror that this night fore-
told. We are lucky. We have
history; we have each other;
we have our synagogues and
the ner tamid of Jewish sur-
vival that they represent."
"We also hope to sensitize
this community to the central-
ity of the synagogues for the
Jewish people," Rabbi West-
man of Temple Beth Torah,
said. "The Nazis recognized
that centrality and they tried
to wipe out the entire Jewish
people through the destruction
of our synagogues." The Rabbi
continued, "The synagogue
has always been a central force
to Jewish survival and we hope
this night will affirm that to
this community."
As part of the commemora-
tion, each synagogue has been
asked to turn on its lights the
night of Nov. 9th and leave
them on, all night. This simple
act will tell the world: We are
here. Our lights are burning.
The Eternal Light of Judaism
which our enemies sought to
extinguish is still lit. It will not
go out. We will not let it.
For more information,
please contact Rabbi Howard
Shapiro, Temple Israel; Rabbi
Steven Westman, Temple
Beth Torah; or Stacey Garber,
Campaign Associate, Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
Behind The Smoke of Intifada
UJA Press Service
It's the kind of story that
gets obscured by the smoke of
gunfire and Molotov cocktails
. displaced by the hotter
news of armed confrontation
between Arab and Israeli in a
twice-promised land.
she is, to smash windows with
her bare hands, and hit
violently at walls and at peo-
Kfar Kanna Hostel, the only
public institution in Israel for
mentally handicapped Moslem
and Christian Arabs and
Druse, not only offers a home
most severely brain-damaged
who impose the heaviest bur-
den on their families," says
Amal. "And yet we had to turn
them away, because we simply
didn't have the facilities to
care for them."
It is this Unit that has
recently been extended and
An Arab Israeli receives coordination therapy at the Kfar Kana Facility. Thanks to the
United Jewish Appeal/Federation Campaign, the JDC renovated and equipped the newly
opened wing for the severely retarded. UJA Pren Service Photo/LUa Pietkow 9/88
This is the story of an Arab to the disturbed, the brain- refurbished, with the help of a
damaged and the retarded, but
woman educated at Israeli uni-
versities, appointed to head an
Arab institution created three
years ago by the Israel govern-
ment, budgeted by Israel, and
helped by American Jews
through the United Jewish
Appeal/Federation Campaign.
The woman is Amal Saliba,
29, and the institution is the
Kfar Kanna Hostel, a home for
152 retarded and brain-
damaged Arab adults and chil-
dren, near Kfar Kanna Village
in the Galilee.
The enemy fought in the
Kfar Kanna Hostel is less eas-
ily identified than that battled
on the outside. It is the inner
demon the kind that
prompts nine-year-old Ibrahim
to throw his food off the table
and fly at anyone in reach,
nails bared. Or makes 19-year-
old Yasmin slash her own
wrists, and run away as far
and as fast as she can. Or
triggers 13-year-old Najila to
also helps them develop as
fully as possible which, for
some, will mean being able
ultimately to leave the institu-
tion and live in sheltered hous-
For others, Kfar Kanna Hos-
tel will be home for the rest of
their lives. "We have around
50 wheelchair-bound and bed-
ridden residents, who have
physical handicaps in addition
to their retardation," says
Amal. "They are cared for in
Kfar Kanna's Nursing Unit.
And then there are the most
critically handicapped of all,
those with severe brain dam-
age, who are housed in our
Treatment Unit. They are una-
ble to function in any way to
eat, keep clean, dress or man-
age the bathroom on their
Until this summer, Amal
unwillingly refused admission
to many of those most in need
take off her clothes wherever of help. "It's inevitably the
$50,000 gift from the Ameri-
can Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee, funded by the
UJA/Federation Campaign.
"Our contribution to Kfar
Kanna Hostel is part of our
overall involvement in Israel's
network of services for the
mentally handicapped,"
explains a JDC representative.
"There were insufficient facil-
ities for Israel's most severely
retarded Arabs and Druse,
with even Kfar Kanna unable
to accept them. So we refur-
bished and expanded a Unit of
a hostel that has proved itself
able to provide excellent
If the Kfar Kanna Hostel has
won acclaim, it is very much
the achievement of Amal Sal-
iba. Born in the Galilee Arab
township of Shfaram, she is a
Social Anthropology and Spe-
cial Education graduate of
Haifa and the Hebrew Univer-
sities. She has a teaching cer-
tificate, and in a world where
Videos, Murals, Computers
At JCDS Learning Fair
The Jewish Community Day
School of Palm Beach County
is hosting a Learning Fair on
Thursday, Nov. 3rd, from 7-9
p.m. at the school, 5801 Parker
Avenue, West Palm Beach.
"The Learning Fair is the
JCDS' celebration of Ameri-
can Education Week which is
being celebrated throughout
the U.S. from Nov. 13-19,"
stated Alexa Radd, Assistant
Director. Using the theme
"Programs for Excellence,"
the goal of the Learning Fair
is to "present a schematic
overview of our activities and
display the creative approach
we have toward teaching and
learning," said Dr. Nissim
Elbaz, Executive Director.
The general studies and Jew-
ish studies subjects will all be
represented using presenta-
tions, videos, displays, and live
entertainment. Some exam-
ples include a video on myths
and legends produced entirely
by the children, a mural depict-
ing the War of 1812, a presen-
tation on "Cities," computer
adventure stories with audi-
ence participation, math con-
cept displays, a Tzedakah (the
Hebrew word representing the
concept of charity) presenta-
tion, and an election, candi-
dates and issues model.
Uncle Sam will visit the
Learning Fair and at 7:15 a
medley of Jewish music will be
sung by children in grades 5-8.
During the evening the JCDS
cheerleaders will promote
school spirit with cheers and
Parents, children and the
community are cordially
invited to attend. For more
information, call the school at
women take second place to
men, her word is law to the 85
attendants, therapists, psy-
chologists, cleaning and kit-
chen staff at Kfar Kana.
Relations between Arabs
and Jews are not the issue at
Kfar Kanna Hostel. What mat-
ters what makes this haven
possible for 152 unlucky
human beings and offers the
best hope for the future is
cooperation and mutual
responsibility between two
divided peoples. And that
unquestionably exists in large
measure at Kfar Kanna Hos-
Monday, November 7,1988, 6 p.m.
Business & Professional
Women's Group Campaign Event
Special Dinner and Program
Author, Journalist, Historian
Gerda Klein
in support of the
Women's Division
1989 Jewish Federation
United Jewish Appeal Campaign

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 28, 1988
Ethnic Politicking
As noted in weeks past, in both the editorial
and news pages of this paper, each presiden-
tial candidate's camp has been insinuating
itself into the fabric of this nation's ethnic
Pulling at individual threads in that patch-
work quilt is not new for the 1988 election.
What is noteworthy is the extremes to which
this politicizing has gone.
In the last days of the campaign, readers
may mark the frenzied appeal along religious,
racial and ethnic lines.
In addition to the almost routine Jewish
coalitions, witness the detail to which the
campaigns have fragmented their appeal to
such groups as Hispanic-Americans, Asian-
Americans, Black Americans, Evangelicals,
This in addition to Athletes, Veterans, Law-
yers, Legislators, Seniors, Students, Women
and Young Professionals.
Would that this much stress on particulars
been directed at issues, explanation of poten-
tial expenditures to pay for defense and/or
social programs.
Would that we were addressed as Ameri-
cans whose interests go beyond single issue
and predictable ethnic agenda items.
Pandering political strategy lacks a certain
respect for the whole person. And it gets a
little hackneyed before election day.
Israeli Polls
As election day Nov. 1 in Israel fast
approaches, the view from this side of the
world is confused.
Recent polls indicate that the race between
Likud and Labor, between Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres, is neck-and-neck with Labor having
the slight edge.
But a poll, whose results were released just
this week, indicates that, in terms of substan-
tive issues, there is a gulf of divergent
Labor, usually associated with the Land-for-
Peace initiative, has significant backing in that
fully 65 percent of Israelis are willing to
consider concessions in exchange for peace
with their Arab neighbors.
Some 60 percent indicate that it is worth-
while to relinquish part of the administered
territories in return for the potential of peace.
Again, 64 percent denounce the status quo.
And then, a surprise. If all the preceding line
of questions and answers suggest an over-
whelming Labor bent, surely it would have
been expected that Labor's peace initiative
would have been endorsed, as well.
But, no. Sixty percent of the Israelis polled
favor direct negotiations with Palestinian rep-
There are caveats, of course: Palestinian
representatives do not equate with partici-
pants of the Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion; an independent state in all of the territor-
ies, even demilitarized, would be unwelcome;
and a majority of the citizens thinks Israel
hasn't been tough enough throughout the last
10 months of the Intifada, or Arab uprising.
If there is one voice in near-unanimity, it is
the centrality and indivisibility of Jerusalem.
With that, there is bare argument.
Tourism Dives 13 Percent
AIPAC Counters "60 Minutes" Report
Denies Partisan Political Activities
ism to Israel declined 13 per-
cent in the first nine months of
1988, compared to the same
period of the previous year,
the Central Bureau of Statis-
tics reported.
It has increased slightly in
the past three months, com-
pared to the April-July level,
but is still running 20 percent
below the same three-month
period of 1987.
The American Israel Public
Affairs Committee has been
vigorously asserting that it
does not participate in parti-
san political activities as part
of its lobbying on behalf of
AIPAC is seeking to counter
a report on CBS-TV's "60 Min-
utes," due to be aired in com-
ing weeks which charges that
it directs pro-Israel political
action committees in their con-
tributions to candidates run-
ning for the U.S. Senate and
House of Representatives.
Despite the fact that "PAC"
forms part of AIPAC's name,
the organization is not a politi-
cal action committee. PACs
donate money to political can-
didates. AIPAC is a non-
partisan, registered foreign
lobby for Israel in Washington.
The "60 Minutes" report, by
Mike Wallace, is expected to
focus on the Senate race in
Rhode Island, where Richard
Licht, the Democratic lieu-
tenant governor, is running
against the incumbent, Sen.
John Chafee, a Republican.
Money from pro-Israel PACs
has gone almost exclusively to
Wallace apparently has an
internal memo from AIPAC
that he says proves the organi-
zation has been urging finan-
cial support for Licht. The
memo, which has been made
public by the Washington Jew-
ish Week and The Washington
Post, also reportedly urges
reporters to ask the Rev. Jesse
Jackson if he has had extra-
marital affairs.
In addition, Wallace also
reportedly has been drawing
attention to attacks on Chafee
led by Morris Amitay, a for-
mer executive director of
AIPAC and a member of its
executive committee.
'We Do Not Endorse Candi-
Amitay, a pro-Israel lobbyist
and treasurer of the Washing-
ton Political Action Commit-
tee, has criticized Chafee's
record on Israel and arms sales
to Arab countries, both in
interviews and in a column he
writes for Jewish weekly
Asked in a telephone inter-
view whether AIPAC has
urged him to make such
attacks, Amitay responded:
"Do you think I have to get
guidance from anyone?"
Noting that he has been
involved in pro-Israel causes
on Capitol Hill for 20 years,
Amitay said, "I know the peo-
ple intimately," as well as
their voting records.
Rabbi Israel Miller, an
AIPAC vice president inter-
viewed by Wallace, said in a
telephone interview that he
told the CBS journalist AIPAC
does "not coordinate PACs,
we do not rate candidates, we
do not endorse candidates."
What AIPAC does is to pro-
vide information on incum-
bents' voting records on issues
of concern to the Jewish com-
munity, Miller said.
"We are not anti-Chafee,"
Miller maintained. He said
AIPAC has merely put Cha-
fee's votes on the record. He
noted that while the the sen-
ator from Rhode Island has
voted for arms sales, he also
has voted aid to Israel.
When Wallace asked Miller
about the $170,000 in pro-
Israel PAC funds that have
gone to Licht, Miller said he
replied that "Licht has many
friends in the Jewish commun-
"We deal with a very politi-
cally aware and sophisticated
audience," Miller said he told
Wallace. "Our people make up
their own minds." He said the
Jewish community is not mon-
olithic. Everyone does not
think alike, nor do they vote
Miller conceded that AIPAC
was concerned about the
upcoming "60 Minutes" pro-
gram, as would be any individ-
ual or organization targeted by
the hard-hitting investigative
No Hard Evidence
Toby Dershowitz, AIPAC
director of media relations,
said "60 Minutes" has no evi-
dence that AIPAC coordinated
or directs pro-Israel PACs.
Instead, she charged that all it
has is previously published
The memo that "60
Minutes" obtained was dated
Nov. 3, 1987, and was written
by Brenda Pearson, a junior
member of AIPAC's political
department, to Barbara
Amouyal, who was media rela-
tions director at the time. Both
Amouyal and Pearson have
since left AIPAC.
The memo urges that repor-
ters for Jewish papers gen-
erate stories to get tne Jewish
community interested in
Licht's race and to raise ques-
tions about Jackson's fidelity.
According to AIPAC offi-
cials, Amouyal asked Pearson
for a memo in order to suggest
news stories to journalists she
accompanied on an American
Jewish Press Association trip
to Israel.
The memo listed Licht and
the Republican and Demo-
cratic candidates for president
who were running at the time.
It suggested that they be
asked about their positions on
the Middle East.
'Spill The Beans On Jackson'
The part on Jackson report-
edly says AIPAC has enough
information to "spill the beans
on Jackson's extramarital
affairs and finances of his
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Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
"Speak Up Now" Or
It's "English Only"
AIPAC Flak Fallout
On Tuesday, November 8,
Florida voters will be asked to
vote on the Language Enforce-
ment Amendment (LEA). Pro-
ponents of this amendment
want to make English the offi-
cial state language providing
enforcement through the state
The campaign for this
amendment is backed by U.S.
English, a Washington, D.C.
based organization. The
group's primary goal is to
amend the United States Con-
stitution, making English the
"official U.S. Language." But
because of Congress' low
response to the amendment,
U.S. English has tried to rally
support among individual
states and is currently using
Florida as its target goal.
In opposition to the LEA is a
broad coalition called Speak
Up Now (SUN). It consists of
labor unions, language minor-
ities, religious organizations,
civil rights groups and interna-
tional business and tourism
concerns. In addition, many
political leaders such as Vice
President George Bush, Gov.
Michael Dukakis, Sen. Bob
Graham (D-FL), and Gov. Bob
Martinez (R-FL) have joined
the fight against LEA.
The Community Relations
Council (CRC), an arm of the
AIPAC, the chief lobby for
Israel on Capitol Hill may have
competition from at least three
major Jewish organizations
that claim the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee is
not fully representative of the
"consensus of the organized
Jewish community on some
Middle East issues," The New
York Times reported this
The Times article went on to
say that in a copy of a letter it
obtained the three major Jew-
ish organizations American
Jewish Congress, American
Jewish Committee and Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith suggested that the
general Jewish position was
less "hard line" than the pow-
erful Jewish lobby group.
The Times also hinted that
AIPAC may have some comp-
tetition because the major
Jewish organizations expre-
ssed intentions to join forces
as "a joint political committee
for Israel in Washington."
Some of the disagreements
with AIPAC included issues
involving AIPAC's opposition
to a Kuwait arms deal, efforts
to shut down the United
Nations mission of the Pales-
tinian Liberation Organization
and the denial of a visa should
PLO leader Yasir Arafat
attempt to come to the U.S. to
address the UN.
But a joint statement issued
by the AJCommittee, Con-
gress and ADL, in response to
the Times article called some
of the paper's implications
"totally incorrect."
The statement, issued re-
cently by the national execu-
tives of the groups Ira Sil-
verman, executive vice presi-
dent of Committee, Abraham
Foxman, national director of
ADL and Henry Siegman, exe-
cutive vice president of Con-
gress said the supposition
that the three organizations
are contemplating the estab-
lishment of a lobbying agency
in Washington that would
operate "independently of
AIPAC is entirely incorrect."
The joint statement
further said that the three
organizations have each had
officials in Washington for
many years, are founding
members of AIPAC "and have
been fully supportive of its
work and will continue to sup-
port it."
But the group conceded that
it has established "new proce-
dures in Washington intended
to improve coordination
between our agencies and
AIPAC in developing policy so
that AIPAC's implementation
of policies will be consistent
with the consensus of Ameri-
can Jewish Organizational life.
"The purpose of this impro-
ved coordination is to enhance
AIPAC's effectiveness not
to provide an alternative to it.
We expect AIPAC to partici-
pate fully in that coordinating
In response to the article in last week's New York Times,
Morris B. Abram, chairman of the National Conference of
Presidents of Major American Organizations, issued the
following statement:
"The New York Times report on a letter written to the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee AIPAC by
three member agencies of the Conference of Presidents
does not reflect any diminution of Jewish communal
support for Israel or any ideological dispute over the love
and respect which America's Jews hold for Israel.
"It does reflect differences, which I regard as healthy,
over how best to achieve a goal of strengthening ties
between Washington and Jerusalem, and how best to win
the understanding of the American people of Israel's
importance to our country. It is, therefore, a difference
over techniques, not policy; how to make our efforts more
effective, not change direction.
"Let no one doubt that the American Jewish community
stands united in proud and full support of Israel's security,
prosperity and peace."
New York City Mayor In Miami
Jewish Florxdan Stqff Writer
New York Mayor Ed Koch
came from the Big Apple to
give his presidential candidate
and pro-Israel views a plug in
the Big Orange.
Although his invitation to
speak came from NACPAC, a
bipartisan pro-Israel political
action committee, Koch ini-
tially ignored the nature of the
group and said, "I won't speak
about my candidate for presi-
dent, Michael Dukakis."
Koch was brought to Miami
because NACPAC was hoping
for a big draw. Almost 300
guests, including prominent
community businessmen, orga-
nizational leaders and state
representatives attended the
event, held at the Hyatt
Regency on Monday, said
chairman Jeffrey Berkowitz.
Blending humorous jabs
with serious statements about
what Koch called his own
"five-point plan" to test the
pro-Israel stance of a presiden-
tial candidate, the mayor
charmed the crowd with his
During a question and
answer period, one guest
asked the 63-year-old mayor if
Kitty Dukakis was a good role
model for Jewish women in
spite of marrying out of her
"How the hell would I
know," Koch snapped. The
crowd broke into laughter and
Continued on Page 13
Mayor Ed Koch
Jewish Federation, agrees
with SUN and its concerns
about the LEA. As Rabbi Alan
Sherman, Director of the CRC
explained, "the CRC has
always been interested in the
concerns of minorities and pro-
tection of their rights.' In
addition, the council is con-
cerned about the implications
this might have. "It's too
vague," said Sherman, "it
could give the government
unlimited power.'
Aligned with the CRC, is the
National Jewish Community
Relations Advisory Council
(NJCRAC), a parent agency to
community relations that
advises local communities.
NJCRAC feels that propo-
nents of any English only
amendment are sending a mes-
sage that is "inconsistent with
the open society that is at the
heart of American democratic
pluralism." Thus, these initia-
tives are considered anti-
immigrant in nature.
The concerns about LEA,
expressed by Speak Up Now,
are numerous and many fear
its passage will cause a deluge
of negative consequences. Will
the LEA make foreign tourists
feel unwelcome and cause
them to take their vacations
elsewhere? As one of the
state's largest industries, tour-
ism provides a significant
share of Florida's revenues.
Last year, almost two million
visitors came here from other
countries and poured more
than one billion dollars into the
economy. How will Florida's
foreign business relationships
be affected by an English only
amendment? Will foreign busi-
ness feel alienated by the LEA
and take their busines to other
states? Florida exported more
than eleven billion dollars in
products to Venezuela, Colum-
bia, Brazil and the Dominican
Republic last year. This pro-
duced more jobs and business
opportunities, and other states
are eager for this business.
Another concern is whether
an inability to speak foreign
languages will reduce Amer-
ica's competitiveness in the
international marketplace.
American students currently
rank close to the bottom in
their inability to understand
foreign cultures and lan-
guages. This lack of profi-
ciency in foreign languages
could lead to a loss of jobs and
revenues and a reduced stan-
dard of living for our future
A final argument is the per-
manence of an amendment. If
after the election, LEA proves
to be detrimental, it would be
almost impossible to recall it.
Peking Performs
In Israel
centuries-old Peking Opera
will perform in Israel next
The famous Chinese com-
pany signed a contract in Bel-
gium Sunday with
Bidur La'am, the Israeli
impresarios who are promot-
ing the one-week tour.
Details will be worked out
when its representatives visit
Peking in December. The 30-
member Chinese troupe
appeared at the Edinburgh
Festival this year and had per-
formed in the United States.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 28, 1988
Jews Favor Democrats;
Fear Anti-Semitism
Israeli Poll: ,
Mixed Views On Territories
majority of Jewish voters con-
tinue to favor a Democrat for
president over a Republican,
according to a survey con-
ducted in April and May on
behalf of the American Jewish
But despite their consis-
tently liberal views on a host of
domestic issues, those voters
are showing an increased anxi-
ety over anti-Semitism that
may guide their selection on
Election Day, an analyst said.
"To what extent Jews will
perceive anti-Semitism on
either side will be a key fac-
tor" in the upcoming election,
said Steven Cohen, professor
of sociology at Queens College
in New York, who conducted
the study of Jewish political
attitudes and values.
He discussed his study at a
news conference at AJCom-
mittee offices here.
His analysis is based on two
simultaneous surveys one
dealing with 1,252 Jews and
the other with 1,217 non-Jews
by Market Facts Inc., a
national research organiza-
The survey found that Jew-
ish Democrats outnumbered
Republicans 61 percent to 14
percent, or better than 4-1;
and Jews overwhelmingly
favored a Democrat over a
Republican for president, 58
percent to 16 percent.
But support for both parties
dipped when Jews were asked
about the influence on their
parties by Jesse Jackson and
Pat Robertson, former candi-
dates for, respectively, the
Democratic and Republican
presidential nomination.
Fifty-nine percent said Jack-
son was anti-Semitic, and only
10 percent disagreed.
When asked how they would
vote if Jackson became the
Democratic vice presidential
nominee, Jews gave a majority
vote to the Republicans, 44
percent to 24 percent.
Likewise, 41 percent said
Robertson was anti-Semitic,
and support for the Demo-
cratic candidate increased to a
59 percent to 10 percent mar-
gin when Jews were asked
about Robertson as a vice pres-
idential nominee.
Cohen said the results were
consistent with a separate
finding, which showed that
three-quarters of those Jews
surveyed believe anti-
Semitism is a serious problem
a far greater proportion
than he found in surveys con-
ducted in 1983,1984 and 1986.
Jews remain "extraordinar-
ily liberal" in terms of support
of social issues, including legal-
ized abortion, the rights of
homosexuals, and the separa-
tion of church and state, said
But their votes, he said, may
well be influenced by who is
perceived as the more anti-
Semitic, the conservative
Republicans or the liberal
Palestinian Doctor
Charges Israel
Israelis, by a margin of 65
percent to 32 percent, favor
territorial concessions in
exchange for peace.
But they view a demilitar-
ized independent Palestinian
state as a threat to Israel's
existence by 64 percent to 23
percent; and by 64 percent to
32 percent, would not negoti-
ate with the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization even if it
renounced terrorism and rec-
ognized Israel's right to exist.
At the same time, 53 percent
of Israelis think not enough
force is being used to quell the
Palestinian uprising in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
These were some of the
results of a public opinion poll
taken in Israel between Aug.
25 and Sept. 1 on behalf of the
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
The survey was conducted
by Penn & Schoen Associates
of New York, assisted by
Dahaf, an Israeli polling
The opinions came from a
random sampling of 1,200
Israeli Jews of diverse politi-
cal, social, ethnic and religious
backgrounds. The poll's mar-
gin of error was plus or minus
three percent.
Commenting on the results,
Burton Levinson, ADL
national chairman, noted that
while Israelis are clearly ready
to make concessions to achieve
peace, they place limits on
concessions where their secur-
ity is threatened.
This was indicated by the
breakdown of the 65 percent
ready to trade land for peace.
Only 17 percent of them
believed Israel should with-
draw to its pre-1967 borders in
return for security guaran-
tees, and no more than 14
percent agreed that Israel
should share rule of the terri-
tories with the Palestinians or
The largest segment, 34 per-
cent, thought Israel should
withdraw partially from the
territories while maintaining a
military presence there.
By 71 percent to 26 percent,
Israelis were opposed to giving
up all of the territories, even
for peace and security guaran-
The 32 percent opposed to
any concessions favored
annexation of the West Bank
and Gaza.
According to the poll, 60
percent agreed Israel's secur-
ity would be better served by
giving up part of the territor-
ies for peace than by retaining
A prominent Palestinian doc-
tor from the West Bank
charged that Israel uses toxic
gas to quell the demonstra-
tions in the territories, and
that as a result, more than 800
pregnant Palestinian '"omen
had lost their fetuses over the
last 10 months.
Dr. Muhammad Jadalla,
chairman of the Union of the
Health Committees in the
West Bank and Gaza, told a
news conference here that
Israel's security forces are
using a toxic tear gas known
Ambassador Johanan Bein
of Israel called Jadalla's accu-
sation a "blatant lie."
"Israel never used toxic gas
against demonstrators in the
territories," Bein said. "Israel
only uses tear gas to disperse
demonstrations, as used by all
civilized countries."
Jadalla contended that as a
result of the "intifada," there
is an "emergency situation" in
the territories as far as health-
care services in the region are
He said that there are only
two general hospitals in the
West Bank available to treat
the daily casualties in clashes
between rioting Palestinians
and Israli troops.
Jadalla also made the follow-
ing claims:
There is an average of 30
Palestinian casualties every
There are only 12 ambu-
lances serving more than 1.5
million Palestinians in the ter-
About 60 Palestinian chil-
dren, who were hit by rubber
bullets used by Israeli troops,
have lost one eye. Three Pales-
tinian children in the territor-
ies lost both eyes.
Jadalla claimed that in
recent weeks, Israel has been
using harsher, "more brutal"
measures in an effort to stop
the uprising.
He said that Israeli troops
now use three types of bullet
against the demonstrators:
rubber, plastic and metal.
Jadalla, who is in the United
States at the invitation of the
Palestine Aid Society in Amer-
ica, said he met with many
officials of non-governmental
organizations in the United
States and discussed with
them "the very grave situa-
tion" of the medical services in
the West Bank and Gaza.
Nuke Plant Planned For 21st Century
Israel's electric corporation
will operate a nuclear power
plant by the beginning of the
next century, and at least 80
percent of its components will
be manufactured in Israel,
Energy Minister Moshe Sha-
hal told reporters.
Israel is one of the world
pioneers in developing the
next generation of nuclear
reactors, Shahal said, and that
Israel's nuclear power stations
will consume locally produced
Two government companies,
Israel Electric Corp. and
Israel Chemicals, as well as the
all of them without peace.
Thirty-nine percent disagreed.
A change in the status quo
was favored by 64 percent and
opposed by 32 percent. Direct
negotiations with Palestinian
representatives was favored
by a 60 percent to 37 percent
Israelis approved the way
the security forces are dealing
with the Palestinian uprising
by a majority of 58 percent to
40 percent. Only 15 percent
thought excessive force was
being used.
On the question of the status
of Jerusalem, Israelis almost
approached unanimity.
Ninety-two percent said they
would not give up their capital
under any circumstances, 7
percent would consider the
idea and 1 percent had no
Says Toxic Gas Used In Territories
local coal company, reached
agreement to establish a ura-
nium and phospates plant on
the Rotem plateau in the
It is expected to start pro-
duction in two years. It will
sell its processed uranium
abroad until the first nuclear
power plants open in Israel.
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Pope Meets
With French
Mute On
(JTA) Pope John Paul II
strongly reiterated his con-
demnation of anti-Semitism at
a meeting with Jewish leaders
here recently, but made no
response to requests that the
Vatican recognize the state of
The pontiff, on an official
visit to Alsace, received a local
Jewish delegation at the arch-
bishop's residence, where he
spoke briefly on the need for
cooperation between Chris-
tians and Jews.
He paid tribute to the "roots
of European civilization based
on the Bible," and to "the
contribution of both Christians
and Jews to the history and
culture of all the nations of the
He avoided answering a plea
made by Rene Gutman, the
Strasbourg chief rabbi, for
Vatican recognition of Israel
and the establishment of diplo-
matic ties.
Gutman stressed the connec-
tions between the Holocaust
and Israel, and the responsibil-
ity Western Europe must bear
in the deaths of millions of
The pope replied by saying,
"I join you in formally con-
demning anti-Semitism and
racism in all their forms."
The Jewish delegation
included the presidents of vari-
ous Jewish communities in the
region, members of the Alsa-
tian consistory and various
French-Jewish personalities.
JCC Mission
Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 7
Continued from Page 1
The group learned that rapid
population growth, a warm cli-
mate and the integration of
the three agencies into one site
are all factors in plannning the
West Palm Beach campus.
"The population growth in a
northern community over a
ten year period occurs in just
three to four years here,"
Shapiro said. "Such rapid
growth will force us to be very
accurate in our planning,
which will allow us to make the
wisest decisions."
"We also discovered the
advantage Florida has over
the northern communities,"
said Engelstein. "For half a
year in New Jersey, for exam-
ple, there is no use of the
outdoors. Most of their facilit-
ies must be inside. We have
the opportunity to externalize
many of our functions and take
full advantage of the Florida
Architect Gary McGraw, of
Wolfberg Alvarez and Assoc.,
expounded, "In our
design, we'll be able to open up
the buildings and use more of a
total campus layout. Through
the use of windows and open
spaces, the outdoors will
become an integral part of the
whole campus."
"Putting everything into
perspective, we learned that
the dynamics among the agen-
cies and their constitutents are
even more important than the
architecture," added Shapiro.
"Everything must interrelate
both structurally and program-
matically and the campus will
be designed keeping that in
As Building Committee
Chair, Alan Miller's job is to
help translate the agencies'
needs into a building plan and
provide accurate cost esti-
mates, both constructional and
maintenance. "At this point,
each agency must assess their
needs so we can design a
highly functional structure
that is both architecturally
attractive and cost efficient.
"What we really hope to
do," Miller continued,
"besides build a beautiful cam-
pus, is to create a center that
people will want to belong to,
to come and partake of its
programs and use its facilities,
thereby reinforcing their Jew-
ish identity through participa-
tion in a strong Jewish com-
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter will encompass a variety of
needs and provide a range of
services, including a physical
education center with gymna-
sium, swimming pool, locker
rooms and weight rooms as
well as classes, cultural events,
Judaic art exhibits, lectures
and social events. The existing
Center's programs will be
expanded to meet more com-
munity needs, providing a lar-
ger pre-school, more teen
activities and a centralized
meeting place for young adults
to gather and socialize.
"A high percentage of Palm
Beach County residents moved
here from JCC-oriented com-
munities, where some centers
were as much as 100-years-
old," explained Shapiro.
"These people know the value
of a center and are aware of
what they're missing.
"Jews who have grown up in
this area have had little or no
involvement with the whole
concept of a JCC, however.
Few of us have reason to go to
the building on Spencer
Drive,' he continued. "Until
now, our limited facilities have
prevented us from offering a
full-range of services to the
community, however, those we
do have have always been suc-
cessful. The AJCampus will
i have something for everyone
and should become the focus of
Jewish life in Palm Beach
County," Shapiro explained.
Alec Engelstein stressed an
even farther reaching goal for
the campus. "It may be the
first avenue for this county's
Jews to create a real commun-
ity, to become active and to
grow together. With a syna-
gogue affiliation rate of 15
percent (compared to an esti-
mated 75 percent in northern
communities), we are headed
toward even greater assimila-
tion here, unless we provide
for ourselves and our children
a source of Jewish tradition,
culture and values in a Jewish
setting," Engelstein contin-
"There are thousands of
secular Jews in this commun-
ity who haven't joined a syna-
gogue and who don't seem to
want to. The JCC could be a
first step in giving them what
they are looking for and bring-
ing them back to our tradi-
tion," he said. "Maybe in the
next generation we will see a
higher rate of synagogue affili-
ation and even more active
Jews. Ultimately, that's what
we aspire to."
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October 31, 1988 (Monday)
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Dreher Park and visit to the zoo and outdoor games in
the afternoon.
Children need to bring a kosher-style lunch. Juice and
snacks will be provided.
Children may bring extra money to buy a treat at
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Color Commentary on Mideast
Between now and election day,
Nov. 8, we can expect to see and read
more nonsense about the presidential
election than the American public
deserves. Except for an occasional
attempt to describe the substantive
differences between the presidential
candidates on real issues, e.g. arms
control, deficit reduction, etc. we
will continue to get mostly color
commentary. In an election charac-
terized more by "sound bites," "spin
doctors" and clever 30 second televi-
sion spots than by serious discussion
of policy, it is not surprising that the
Middle East has hardly surfaced as
an issue.
Both campaigns have assembled
groups of Jewish notables to vouch
for their standard bearers' commit-
ment to Israel. But to date the only
controversy generated has been accu-
sations as to which party is harboring
Nazi or PLO sympathizers. Suffice it
to say, neither party has a monopoly
on Anti-Semitism. No one really
believes the sympathy of a small
number of people affiliated with
either party is shared by either candi-
date or his top advisers but it does
give partisans something to shout
about and seek advantage. Given the
fact that U.S.-Israel relations is not
an issue in this campaign (as opposed
to 1980), it can be expected that
American Jews will demonstrate
their proclivity toward the Demo-
cratic party and give it approximately
two-thirds of their vo'-es.
The truth is there is no clear
distinction in the general orientation
of either the Democratic or Republi-
can parties toward Israel. This is
particularly so now because there is
no coherent U.S. policy for the entire
Middle East or an American solution
to the Arab-Israel conflict being
With regard to the latter, official
U.S. policy since 1967, both in Repub-
lican and Democratic administra-
tions, has been that Israel would have
to relinquish some territory as part of
a peace settlement. The final status
of Jerusalem has never been spelled
out. But obviously, the fact that our
embassy is still in Tel Aviv means
that there would be a difference of
opinion between the United States
and Israel on this sensitive subject.
When it comes to overall U.S.
policy in the Middle East, there are so
many uncertainties that development
of a consistent policy is a formidable
task indeed. Consider some of the
current inconsistencies:
As the Iran-Iraq war has now
been reduced to verbal insults rather
than missile exchanges, how does our
government create opportunities for
better relations with both Iran and
Iraq when the former still refers to us
as the "Great Satan" and the latter
castigates us for criticizing their mas-
sive use of poison gas against the
What can we do to introduce
some sanity into the continuing chaos
which is Lebanon? With no function-
ing government there, can you really
have a policy toward a country which
in reality exists in name only? Can we
expect cooperation in Lebanon from
Syria at the same time the Syrians
still have thousands of Soviet military
advisers, harbor Shiite terrorists and
continue to pose a threat to Jordan?
As for Jordan, now that King
Hussein has formally renounced his
close ties to the so-called West Bank,
where does this leave the Shultz plan
for an international peace conference
and finding a suitable negotiating
partner for Israel?
Egypt poses special problems for
U.S. policy-makers because of its
desperate economic straits and grow-
ing internal dissension.
Saudi Arabia is now desperately
trying to recreate OPEC's clout by
enforcing oil production quotas. It
has done so by flooding the world
market with oil, thereby causing
prices to drop and creating conster-
nation and economic dislocation
among all oil producing countries
including our own. At the same time
its feudal rulers are amassing lavish
arsenals and paying off terrorists of
every stripe.
In Libya, Kadaffi seems to have
been temporarily chastened by our
bombing raid. But his continued sup-
port for international terrorists con-
tinues as does his quest for nuclear
weapons. This, plus the acquisition by
a number of Arab states of longer
range missiles, adds yet greater
instability to the region.
When we come to Israel, by com-
parison still a rock of stability, and
the only reliable U.S. ally in the
region we have more uncertainty
than usual. This is because of the
continuing Arab violence and unrest
in the territories and the current
political deadlock which may or may
not be broken by the elections there
this November.
Given all of this, no wonder there
has been no serious discussions of
U.S. Middle East policies. Hopefully,
Israel will be able to form a more
unified government able to come to
grips with her own problems. Then
we will see if the next American
president can follow some sound
advice and work together with Israel
in finding workable solutions to the
Arab-Israel conflict. If this can be
achieved as a first step, perhaps all
the other problems we face in the
Middle East will not be that insur-
Post-Olympic Profile:
Korea and the Arab Boycott
Abraham H. Forman is the national director
of the Anti-Defamation League ofB'nai B'rith.
South Korea, which was host to the
1988 Summer Olympics and is a
nation eager to attract trade part-
ners, has been decidedly inhospitable
in its relations with Israel.
Despite many overtures, Seoul has
repeatedly refused to allow Israel to
reopen its embassy which was closed
in 1978 for economic reasons, while
at the same time not one of South
Korea's major corporations has been
willing to trade or have any contact
with the Jewish State.
In fact, following this year's war-
ming up in Japan-Israel relations,
South Korea may have become the
biggest offender in compliance with
the Arab boycott of Israel among the
non-communist industrial nations.
Hyundai has even gone so far as to
publicly admit it was cooperating
with the Arab boycott, while the
Eastern regional office of Hyundai
Motor America today stands accused
of anti-Semitism and discriminating
against Jewish-owned dealerships.
In the international arena, South
Korea has adopted a clearly anti-
Israel stance. In its recent attack on
Israel's actions in putting down the
disturbances in the administered ter-
ritories, Seoul has issued a statement
which directly contradicts UN Reso-
lution 242 and any possibility of terri-
torial compromise in future peace
negotiations between Israel and its
Moreover, none of Korea's official
government statistics on the coun-
try's foreign trade include the men-
tion of Israel.
Inside South Korea, anti-Semitic
literature from Japan has been trans-
lated into Korean. A recent article in
the English-language Korea Times
reported that many Koreans blame
Washington's concern over its trade
imbalance with Seoul on "Jewish
mafias" in control of business, the
media and even the CIA.
According to one conspiracy theory
popular in Korea, a "Jewish scheme"
was supposedly behind events of the
1970s, ranging from President Car-
ter's threat to pull American troops
out of Korea to the assassination of
President Park.
The importance of Arab markets
could partially explain these develop-
ments. Since 1980, South Korean
contractors have won $15 billion
worth of work in the Persian Gulf and
$3 billion in Libya. The figures for the
first half of 1988 indicate that the
value of Korean exports to the Middle
East could reach $3 billion for the
By comparison, Israel-South Korea
trade in 1987 amounted to $52 mil-
lion, much of it through unofficial
channels and third-party agents.
Israeli officials believe that bilateral
trade between the two countries
could easily increase three-fold within
a year if the Koreans were willing to
trade openly.
Another explanation is that Seoul
was afraid to initiate any sensitive
diplomatic steps that could have dis-
turbed its preparations for the Olym-
pics and prompt a mass-walkout, sim-
ilar to those that plagued the last two
But these excuses fall flat in the
face of Seoul's arguments against
imposing trade barriers on its prod-
ucts discussed in the U.S., while it
erects its own obstacles against
Israel. And, for that matter, Korea's
one sided anti-Israel stand hardly fits
in with the ideals that are embodied
in the Olympic Games.
Neither do these excuses explain
why South Korea has been willing to
exceed the Arab League's demands
and voluntarily act to preempt any
possible negative Arab reaction.
The rise of anti-Israel and anti-
Semitic sentiments in Korea is sur-
prising in that Seoul's attitude to-
ward the Jewish state was quite
favorable not long ago. Its image as a
tiny tribe fighting for survival in its
ancient land was popular in South
This Asian economic power seems
to have forgotten that following the
war in the 1950s, when it stood alone
against a communist alliance, Israel
was among the few countries in the
free world which extended its helping
hand to Seoul. Without that aid,
South Korea would have perished.
In recent years, however, South
Korea has aligned itself with the
same forces that sought its destruc-
tion 30 years ago and today seek to
strangle Israel economically.
If the Olympic Games in Seoul
marked that country's coming of age,
then the time has come for South
Korea to start acting maturely and
responsibly in its international rela-
tions. Considering the importance of
the Pacific Rim to the economies of
South Korea and Israel, there is
plenty of room for cooperation
between the two countries.
Now that the Olympics are over.
South Korea has an opportunity to
correct its anti-Israel bias. Long ago,
major economic powers called the
Arabs' bluff. The Government of
South Korea should be asked to pub-
licly condemn the boycott and to start
encouraging Korean businesses to
establish trade relations with Israel.
Without a considerable improve-
ment in the relations between Israel
and Korea, Seoul's assertions of
being equal partners in the free world
and of being committed to free trade
will ring hollow. As Korea catches up
with world economic powers, it must
be ready to say no to the Arab
boycott of Israel.
World Jewish Congress President Edgar M. Bronfman,
right, lays a wreath, at East Berlin's Jewish cemetery, the
largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. Bronfman met with
East German officials to discuss reparation payments to
compensate Jewish vitims of Nazi atrocities. (AP/Wide
World Photo.)

Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
Goldstein to Leave
Documentation Center

Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
That is the word Goldie
Goldstein uses to describe her
decision to retire from the
Holocaust Documentation and
Education Center. It's been
almost nine years. She was the
founding director, helped the
program grow and worked
sometimes six days a week
with not a penny in salary.
If the anguish of decision
reduced her to tears in recent
weoks, there are bound, she
ad'pits, to be more tears when
she finally steps down as exec-
utive vice president and volun-
teer director on Jan. 1. Ini-
tially the organization was call-
ed the Southeastern Florida
Holocaust Memorial Center.
Goldstein discussed her
pla.ib and sketched the growth
and future hopes of the center
in an interview, but not before
her staff came rushing forth
with accolades about their
departing leader.
Goldstein returns the com-
pliment and says she is leaving
the center well staffed. Assist-
ant Director Rositta Kenigs-
berg will become the center's
first paid full-time director.
Kenigsburg is the daughter
of Holocaust survivors and is
president of the International
Network of Children of Holo-
caust survivors.
Goldstein, who arrived in
America as a child with her
parents after a trans-Atlantic
crossing from her native
Odessa, Russia, lives in Bay
Harbor Islands with her hus-
band Sol.
IN a letter Goldstein will
read to her board next week,
she says she will list two major
reasons for her retirement.
"First and most important,
is that my husband Sol has
been retired for four-and-a-
half years and has been very
patiently waiting for my
"Secondly," the letter con-
tinues, "the center is growing
so rapidly, that it now requires
a full-time executive director."
The center has come a long
way from its humble start to
comfortable office space at the
North Miami-Bay Vista Cam-
pus of Florida International
Originally, the center was
given free space in a trailer; it
had only desks and file cabin-
ets. "Not even paper clips and
pencils," she recalls.
But there was a mission. It
began sometime around 1978
when Goldstein was complet-
ing course work to earn a
degree in Professional Studies
at Barry University.
As she was granted her
diploma from then-Barry Pres-
ident Sister Trinita Flood,
Goldstein was told that two
men in the community, Arnold
Picker and Abe Halpern, were
starting a Holocaust center
primarily to take testimony
from Holocaust survivors, pro-
tectors and liberators. Gold-
stein's husband was not well at
the time so rather than take on
the full-time paid position as
director, she offered to volun-
teer her services, considering
the project invaluable.

Goldie Goldstein
THE center doors opened in
1980. With seed money
donated by Picker, the first
secretary was hired. Goldstein
began making appeals to
friends, college and university
administrators to get the
basics typewriters, and
office supplies.
While other centers through-
out the United States take
documentaries of Holocaust
victims, Goldstein added a
dimension to the program that
makes South Florida's first
and only such center unique.
It involved a 60-hour train-
ing program for interviewers.
Professors, educators, people
with expertise in interviewing
skills take the candidates
through the intensive course
where they learn how to guide
the interviewee through mem-
ories of the most brutal
moments of his or her life. The
course itself is given once a
year and begins Oct. 5.
From the small trailer and
one secretary, the center now
nine years later houses
five paid staff including an
assistant director, director of
Documentation and Research,
director of Holocaust Educa-
tion Outreach, a bookkeeper
and a secretary.
"I could have gotten paid
from the beginning but I chose
not to," Goldstein says in
answer to a question. "It was
my service to the community."
Of the several aspects of the
program, Goldstein says she
will most miss Student Aware-
ness Day. Several times a
year, as many as 700 students
from private and public
schools gather at FIU for a
full-day program on prejudice.
GOLDSTEIN vividly recalls
the time a high school student
stood up in front of his peers
after one such session. Tears
were streaming down his face
as he admitted he had been
prejudiced but his attitude had
changed. His peers reacted by
giving the shaken youth a
standing ovation.
Many of the students also
hear from protectors, non-
Jews who risked their own
lives to protect and hide Jews
from Hitler's campaign.
"I hope in my prayers, that
these young people as they
learn about the result of preju-
dice will take this message
home to their family and
friends," Goldstein says.
Since the center has been
opened, over 550 taped inter-
views have been made on
video. These testimonies are
made available to public and
private schools in Dade
Goldstein confides that she
recently met with Miami Arch-
bishop Edward McCarthy and
Sister Trinita Flood to discuss
bringing the Holocaust educa-
tion program into their paro-
chial schools.
Goldstein is planning to
remain on the center's Board
of Directors and says she will
be accessible to staff. She does
have some short and long term
goals, however.
SINCE the Goldsteins have
a weekend home near the
Broward/Palm Beach area, she
says she will work to form a
coordinating agency/clearing-
house for seniors who wish to
volunteer in community activi-
ties there.
As for the Holocaust Center,
Goldstein says she would like
to see a permanent exhibition
center one day. It would
include Holocaust memorabilia
and house tapes and trans-
cripts for community use.
"I also envision thousands of
students learning the truth of
the Holocaust in their schools
because I'm hoping the Florida
state school system will very
soon incorporate Holocaust
education into their curricu-
Upon receiving the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society's (HIAS) 1988
Liberty Award, Secretary of State George Shultz, right, warned
that the recent easing of restrictions against Jewish emigration
from the Soviet Union "can change." Shultz, honored for his
efforts to win permission for Soviet Jews to emigrate, urged
HI AS to "never let up in our efforts to help people leave."
Presenting the Liberty Award to Shultz, at a dinner in New York
City, is Ben Zion Leuchter, left, president of HI AS.
Meanwhile, the center is still
looking for a free-standing
permanent home hopefully
on FIU's campus.
And meanwhile, the tears
will continue for a few months.
"This was like my baby,"
Goldstein said. "Somebody
said to me when I first got into
this, 'Why do you want to get
into something so depressing.
"But it's not depressing
when you realize why you're
doing it. It's very uplifting.
Because you know the people
who died didn't die in vain."
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 28, 1988
Candidates Forum: Johnston and Adams Go On The Record
In order to better inform our
community on the important
issues in this election, the
Community Relations Council
of the Jewish Federation sub-
mitted questions to Harry A.
Johnston II (Dem.) and Ken
Adams (Rep.), both District 14
Congressional candidates. The
following are the questions
and their responses:
What is your position on
arms sales to Arab countries?
Johnston: / strongly object
to any sale of American arms
to Arab countries.
Adams: Any sales subject to
concurrence by the Israeli gov-
ernment, limited strictly to
defense. Use maximum pres-
sure on other nations such as
China to stop sales of offensive
destablizing weapons such as
Chinese CSS-2 missiles located
in Saudi Arabia.
What is your view of the
current unrest in Israel?
Adams: The upcoming elec-
tion will probably serve as a
referendum on the direction
that Israel will take. Coming
months and events will greatly
strain Israel and it is doubly
important that its best friend,
America, be steadfast in its
Johnston: While the "Inti-
fada" was real it was blown
out of proportion by the media.
While in Israel I had an oppor-
tunity to talk to several mili-
tary men and, also to the Peace
Now movement; and they are
disturbed since they were
trained to defend Israel and
not to be an army of occupa-
tion. (See subsequent answers.)
What are your views on a
resolution of the situation of
Palestinians on the West
Johnston: Everyone would
like a resolution of the West
Bank problem, but I think that
this has got to be done between
the Arabs and the Israelis, and
the United States should not
attempt to draw lines on carv-
ing out a Palestinian state.
Adams: Essential to any
resoution is the recognition of
Israel as a sovereign nation
with inviolate borders. U0
years is long enough! The direc-
tion that resolution will take is
up to Israel; the steadfast sup-
port required is up to the
United States.
Do you feel that the PLO is
a legitimate representative
of the Palestinians?
Adams: No, I am convinced
Harry A. Johnston II (Dem.)
that the current PLO leader-
ship is committed to the
destruction of Israel.
Johnston: While they may
not be the "legitimate" repre-
sentative of the Palestinians,
in effect 90 percent of the Pales-
tinians want the PLO to do
their negotiations. The Pales-
tinians do not trust the Jorda-
nians. On the other hand, the
PLO is a terrorist organiza-
tion that has been directly
responsible for attacks against
innocent civilians including
the Achille Laura hijacking.
The United States should not
recognize the PLO nor meet
with its officials until the PLO
repudiates its charter calling
for Israel's destruction. The
U.S. should recognize the PLO
only when the PLO recognizes
Israel's right to exist within
safe, defensible borders.
Should the United States
move our Embassy from Tel
Aviv to Jerusalem?
Johnston: Other nations
determine location of their
capitol Israel should be no
different and the U.S. should
honor their choice.
Adams: Yes.
Should the Jewish Soviet
Refuseniks granted exit
visas to Israel be granted the
option of coming to the
United States?
Adams: / am sympathetic to
Israel's desire for Refuseniks
coming there but would not
deny entry to anyone breaking
the bonds ofoppression coming
to this nation. I have commit-
ted to going to Leningrad in
July to meet Vladimir Knokh,
his wife and daughter and to
work for their release to free-
Johnston: Yes, but they
should be strongly encouraged
to immigrate to Israel, and the
United States should not sit in
Vienna with a sign "Would
you prefere to go to San Fran- ^
cisco or to a kibbutz in Israel?"
Thousands of trained, educated
Israeli professionals have been
leaving Israel for the United
States and Canada. Israel
needs the scientific, engineer-
ing and professional resources
of the Soviet Jews.
Do you favor/oppose the
death penalty?"
Johnston: Favor.
Adams: Favor for such hei-
nous crimes as murder, drug
king pins, etc.
Do you favor/oppose
National Health Insurance?
Adams: Oppose federal gov-
ernment socializing control of
heath insurance. It is essential
that we address home health
care and nursing home care
but prefer to do so through
private sector insurance. Tax
incentives should be developed
for employers to furnish or
citizens to purchase. Local and
state governments can establish
insurance risk pools for the
high risk uninsured. Medicaid
should be expanded and
requirements that one spouse
spend all savings before eligible
for government assistance
must be changed.
Johnston: I support, in some
form, National Health Insur-
ance but not the Kennedy Bill
and not socialized medicine.
Do you think a woman
should have the choice of
having an abortion?
Johnston: Yes.
Adams: Yes, in accordance
with Roe vs. Wade but not in
final trimester unless mother's
life is certified to be in danger
(contrary to how my opponent
has voted).
Should government subsi-
dize abortion in cases of med-
ical indigency?
Adams: No
Johnston: Yes
Do you favor/oppose prayer
in public schools?
Johnston: Oppose.
Adams: Oppose.
Do you favor/oppose a
French Religious Ignorance
PARIS (JTA) A majority
of French citizens are ignorant
of the Old Testament and
therefore of the roots of
Judaism, according to the
results of a poll published in Le
But they do have "a keen
and in-depth understanding of
Christian subjects," the poll
The survey, conducted by
the Ipsos organization for the
newspaper Le Monde and
Radio Luxembourg, found that
only 17 percent of those ques-
tioned knew that Moses "led
his people out of Egypt."
Only 17 percent knew that
Moses received the Ten Com-
mandments. Others ques-
tioned described him as a Jew-
Ken Adams (Rep.)
moment of silence in public
Adams: Favor, but would
not oppose, as my opponent
has, children being albwed to
receive instruction from their
church or synagogue.
Johnston: / do not oppose a
moment of silence in public
schools if it is not mandatory
that each student practice it.
Do you favor/oppose rais-
ing the minimum wage?
Johnston: Favor.
Adams: Favor; with lesser
wage for teenagers.
Do you favor/oppose tui-
tion tax credits?
Adams: Oppose.
Johnston: Oppose.
Do you favor/oppose tui-
tion vouchers?
Johnston: Oppose.
Adams: Oppose.
What measures do you sup-
port to address drug prob-
Adams: Death for drug king-
pins; civil penalties for users;
use of military; earlier and
more extensive education;
expanded use of Coast Guard;
corrective programs for mi-
nors outside criminal justice
system; international confer-
ence to create multi-national
drug eradication force.
Johnston: We first have to
attack the drug problem on both
fronts, the supply and the
demand. We should even con-
sider cutting off diplomatic
relations with those countries
that do not cooperate with our
interdiction measures. One
area, however, that we have
failed in is the demand. Why
does the United States have a
greater demand for drugs than
any other country in the
world? Even if we hermetically
seal the United States from
outside importation of drugs
the chemists, within 48 hours
would start making them in '
their bathtubs. The country
that grows more marijuana
than any other in the world is
the United States. I propose
that we start studying the rea-
son for this demand. It is the
silk stocking bored people in
Palm Beach and Beverly Hills
it is caused by peer pressure
and more important it is
caused by socio-economic prob-
lems. We've got to re-establish
in our youth a substantial deg-
ree of self-esteem, and we also
have to train them for jobs. We
need a tremendous infusion of
Federal money into our educa-
tional system, but in drug
abuse and in technical train-
Should drugs be legalized?
Johnston: No.
Adams: No.
Should the military be uti-
lized to confront the drug
Adams: Yes.
Johnston: The military
should be used for surveillance,
but the military should not be
used for the final arrest. As the
Secretary of Defense, Carlucci,
states, the military is trained
to kill and not to give those
people their Miranda rights.
Do You favor/oppose Fed-
eral control on environment
protection issues?
Johnston: Favor.
Adams: Favor, especially in
areas of air purity, ocean
dumping, greenhouse effect,
acid rain, etc.
How do you propose to
achieve Nuclear Arms Reduc-
Adams: / strongly believe we
have incredible opportunity to
negotiate with the USSR, not
only in the area of the INF and
Start agreements, but in the
critical matter of human rights
and support of subversive and
terrorist activities. We should
push hard for progress in these
area and from a position of
strength not weakness.
Johnston: As long as we
pursue SDI, the Russians will
not come back to the tablefora
Nuclear Arms Reduction. At
the present time we have such
an overkill in our nuclear
stockyard that both sides, for
economic reasons alone, should
agree to the reduction.
ish leader, a prophet, and some
thought he was one of the 12
Even less well known is
Abraham. Nine percent of the
respondents alternately
described him as "the chief of
the Jewish people," "the
father of the Hebrews" or "a
disciple of Jesus."
The most disliked character
in the Christian scriptures is
Judas, the poll found. He was
described by 55 percent of
practicing Catholics and 42
percent of a public cross-
section as "the man who
betrayed Christ and betrayed
For 19 percent of those ques-
tioned, he was a symbol of
Court Adjourns
JNF Lawsuit
York Supreme Court judge has
adjourned hearings on a class-
action suit against the Jewish
National Fund of America
until Oct. 26, lawyers for the
JNF and the plaintiffs told the
Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Four plaintiffs in the lawsuit
are accusing the JNF of mis-
leading American Jews into
believing JNF allocates funds
to Jews in all parts of Israel,
including the territories
gained during the 1967 Six-
Day War.
The four plaintiffs are sup-
porters of the right-wing
Tehiya party in Israel, which
considers the territories part
of the biblical Land of Israel.
State Supreme Court Judge
Shirley Fingerhood decided to
adjourn hearings on a motion
tor a restraining order the
fiain!x aLre seekin8 ^^nst
the JNF by two weeks, in
order to give the four enough
time to answer papers intro-
duced by JNF attorney Andy
The plaintiffs are requesting
that the court restrain JNF
from expending the thousands
of dollars they claim to have
contributed to the agency. But
Brosnan argued that JNF
records show that the plain-
tiffs only contributed $400.
JNF has said the plaintiffs
claim to have been misled is
"totally without basis or
merit." Stuart Paskow, direc-
tor of communications for the
agency, said that he is "very,
very satisfied" to let the case
be decided in court.

Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Swipes At
The opinions expressed here
are not necessarily those held
by the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.
Anti-Semitic Tolerance
Anti-Semitism and anti-
Zionism are serious issues for
the American Jewish commun-
ity. We expect national leaders
to stand up against these
forms of anti-Jewish bigotry,
just as we expect them to
stand up to prejudice directed
at any other group in our
Several weeks ago, the
Washington Jewish Week
alleged that there were anti-
Semities in the Bush cam-
paign, namely certain mem-
bers of the vice president's
ethnic outreach committee.
The response was swift.
Within days, all of the mem-
bers of the ethnic committee
who might have been involved
in anti-Semitic activities were
fired, or had resigned.
George Bush was quoted
then as saying that he would
not be associated with people
"who have a record of bigotry
of any kind racial bigotry,
religious bigotry, whatever it
George Bush will not toler-
ate prejudice, and he acted
quickly to cut it out of his
In the last two weeks, sev-
eral members of Congress,
both Republicans and Demo-
crats, have called for the resig-
nation of three new members
of the Democratic National
Committee who have ties to
Louis Farrakhan and support
a Palestinian state.
Those new committee mem-
bers Robert Farrell, Willie
Barrow and Ruth Ann Skaff
are supporters of Jesse Jack-
son, and were added to the
DNC in July as part of
Dukakis' continuing effort to
placate Jackson and his move-
Robert Farrell, a Los
Angeles city councilman who
is close to Jesse Jackson,
refused to support 1985 City
Council resolution condemning
Louis Farrakhan for promot-
ing racism and anti-Semitism.
According to the Baltimore
Sun of Sept. 15, Farrell told a
Sun reporter that at the time
of the 1985 City Council reso-
lution, he was not aware of the
statements made by Farrak-
han which had upset the Jew-
ish leaders.
Another paper, the Jewish
Post and Opinion, reported on
a trip Farrell made to Israel in
1986 and paraphrased him as
saying, "Israel is treating
West Bank Arabs the same
way that the Nazis treated
European Jews."
Willie Barrow, executive
director of Jackson's Opera-
tion PUSH, is a strong suppor-
ter of Louis Farrakhan.
At a Farrakhan rally in
1985, Farrakhan had just
achieved national prominence
by calling Hitler "a great
man," and deriding Judaism as
a "gutter religion."
Said Barrow, "I am here
because, number one, I love
my brother, Minister Louis
Farrakhan .. The devil don't
like it, Chicago don't like it,
the world don t like it, but we
love it."
Vice President George Bush addressing the National Jewish
The last of the three new
DNC members is Ruth Ann
Skaff, a vocal supporter of "an
independent Palestinian state
who recognizes the PLO" and
the Texas coordiantor for the
Arab-American Institute.
In an interview with the Bal-
timore Sun published on Sept.
15, she said, "I'm extremely
alarmed about the human
rights abuses that occur sys-
tematically in the occupied ter-
Michael Dukakis has been
silent about these members of
the Democratic National Com-
mittee, and has not answered
the Jewish community's con-
cern about the prominent
place these people hold in his
But there is another, even
more disturbing silence com-
ing from the Dukakis camp,
and that concerns Chicago.
A few months ago, Chicago
saw a burst of black anti-
Semitism which shook Jewish
communities all around the
Steve Cokely, then assistant
to the acting mayor of Chi-
cago, claimed that the AIDS
epidemic was caused by Jewish
doctors injecting the disease
into blacks.
The head of Chicago's Com-
mission on Human Rights,
Rev. Herbert Martin, said
there was a "ring of truth"
about Cokely's statements.
Louis Farrakhan's response,
that the Jewish community
was upset by Cokely's remarks
only "because the truth
hurts," added to the wave of
tension between blacks and
Jews in Chicago.
Only after two weeks of pub-
lic pressure did the acting
mayor of Chicago fire Steve
Several commentators noted
at the time that although local
black and Jewish leaders met
to condemn racism and anti-
Semitism, Jesse Jackson,
whose home is in Chicago, did
not participate in those meet-
It is not Jackson's silence
about what happened in Chi-
cago which bothers me the
most, but Dukakis'. The Chi-
cago officials who made or
countenanced those outra-
geous anti-Semitic statements
are the Democratic Party lead-
ership of the city.
These are the same men
Michael Dukakis is counting on
to deliver the votes of Chi-
cago's black majority to the
Democratic ticket. They are
his campaign base in Chicago.
Those promoting anti-
Semitism in Chicago and sup-
porting Farrakhan and the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion in the DNC are people in
leadership roles in the Demo-
cratic Party structure.
Anti-Semitism and anti-
Zionism have found a safe
haven in the Democratic
Party, and Michael Dukakis
has remained silent.
It seems to me that there is a
double standard at work here,
and one that the Jewish com-
munity should not tolerate.
Gordon Zacks is chairman of the
Jewish Campaign Committee for Bush
and a co-chairman of the National
Jewish Coalition.
These companion columns are
a special feature reprinted
with permission from The
Washington Jewish Week.
On the Vulgarization
Of The Political Process
It's not too late, but it soon
will be, to hope for real dis-
csussion of real issues in the
campaign. Michael Dukakis
has tried to do that, with
thoughtful speeches and posi-
tions papers on foreign policy,
defense policy, the environ-
ment, the economy, the family,
civil rights, housing, education
and a lot more.
Some of it is coming
through, finally, in the evening
news and in the newspapers.
But the Bush campaign con-
tnues to rely primarily on
further exploitation of non-
issues or phony issues the
pledge of allegiance, "soft on
crime," ACLU membership
rather than intelligent,
thoughtful consideration of
real issues.
Jewish voters share the con-
cerns of all thoughtful voters
about this vulgarization of the
political process.
cantly closer to Dukakis than
to Bush.
So why discuss these issues?
They know, moreover, that
on the highest priority issue
for American Jews the
security of Israel there is no
ground for concern, so they
have to invent one.
Anyone listening to or read-
ing the Dukakis speech
to B'nai B'rith knows that his
policies and commitments are
They know that his actions
over the years have been con-
sistent with his words, includ-
ing recognition of Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel, which
Bush refuses to endorse.
And because they know
often George Bush's friendly
words have been contradicted
by his unfriendly actions, why
engage in a substantive debate
about Middle East policy?
So they invent an issue.
Scare the hell out of Jewish
Kitty and Gov. Michael Dukakis at the B'nai B'rith Interna-
tional Convention held in Baltimore. (AP/Wide World Photo.)
But they should not be
a^d evidence is accumulating
thav they are not deceived
by the particularly phony
issues raised by Bush's Jewish
An examination of that cam-
paign's appeal in debates I
have participated in, their dir-
ect mail, in their advertising
copy tells me they just don't
dare engage in discussions
about Supreme Court appoint-
ments, critical church-state
issues like school prayers and
tuition tax credits, education,
housing, medical care, and
family welfare issues.
They know that the over-
whelming consensus in the
Jewish community on domes-
tic policy as reflected, for
example, in the carefully and
"program plan" of the
National Jewish Community
Relations Council is signifi-
voters on the Israel issue.
Before the Democratic conven-
tion, tell them that Jesse Jack-
son will determine Middle
East policy.
When the convention, under
Dukakis' firm leadership,
trounces the Jesse Jackson
forces, tell them Jackson really
won the battle!
In his speech to B'nai B'rith,
Dukakis publicly advised Yasir
Arafat that a Dukakis adminis-
tration will never recognize
any government-in-exile or
Palestinian state by the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization.
After the Wolf Blitzer inter-
view with Dukakis reached
millions of Jews, the Republi-
can Jewish campaign could
think of nothing better than to
invent stories about who would
be appointed by President
Dukais to carrv out Middle
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Political Process
Continued from Page 11
East policy.
Denials of such rumors are
simply ignored.
During this last stage,
Bush's Jewish campaign is
stunned by revelations of
Nazis and anti-Semites and
Holocaust revisionists in the
GOP and in the Bush cam-
People are asking; how could
this be?
Then, when these scoundrels
resign, there is shock over
George Bush's failure to con-
demn what his chosen deputy
chairman of the GOP, Freder-
ick Malek, had done for
Richard Nixon in identitfying
and replacing Jewish civil
servants, or in the despicable
actions of his "ethnic" sup-
porters. ("Not an ounce of
bigotry," he says of Malek.)
So, in desperation, Bush sup-
porters try to retaliate. "How
about your scoundrels?" they
ask, in reviving an old, discre-
dited story.
They seek to equate those
fascist, anti-Semitic Holocaust
revisionists in their midst with
three individuals added to the
Democtratic National Commit-
tee after the convention.
These three less than one
percent of the 400-member
DNC have views on the
Palestinian question that are
similar to the minority plank
rejected by the convention.
(The New York Times, in
formal "correction," withdrew
an earlier story that had mis-
takenly referred to one of the
three as a PLO supporter.)
All three have now made
explicit statements condemn-
ing anti-Semitism and recog-
nizing Israel's legitimacy. This
should end a pathetic attempt
to cover up the Malek-Brentar-
et al. explosion. But what
AS I said above, evidence is
accumulating that Jewish vot-
ers are not being fooled by
these tactics.
Item: An announcement has
been made of the formation of
a National Jewish Leadership
Council for Dukakis.
Dozens of men and women
who have held the highest posi-
tions in every aspect of Ameri-
can Jewish life, whose collec-
tive experience and judgment
about what's best for Jewish
interest deserves respectful
atention, are saying, "We
proudly endorse Michael
Hyman Bookbinder, former Wash-
ington representative of the American
Jewish Committee, is presently serving
as a special advisor to the Dukakis
campaign on the Middle East, human
rights and the underprivileged.
Yiddish Actress
eral services were held Octo-
ber 12 for Henrietta Jacobson,
veteran star of the Yiddish
theater, who died Oct. 9 in
Manhattan after a long illness
following a stroke. She was 82
years old.
Born in Chicago in 1906, the
daughter of two Yiddish
actors, Jacobson made her
stage debut at age 3. She spent
the next 75 years of her life
appearing on the Yiddish
stage, mainly on New York's
Second Avenue, starring in
scores of musicals and plays.
For most of that time, she
starred with her husband Jul-
ius Adler. On Broadway, she
appeared in Neil Simon's
"Come Blow Your Horn," and
also appeared in the John Kan-
der-Fred Ebb musical "70
Girls 70."
More recently, Jacobson
appeared in the film "Hero at
Large" with John Ritter and
Ann Archer. She also played in
dinner theaters with her hus-
band across the country in
such shows as "Don't Drink
the Water" and "Hello Dolly."
In April 1986, the couple
won a Golden Goldy award for
lifetime achievement in the
theater. The awards are pre-
sented by the Congress for
Jewish Culture. Their son,
Bruce Adler, the third genera-
tion of the family in the thea-
ter, presented the couple with
the award.
VOCAL VOTER. Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres,
right, appears to be listening attentively as a Likud
supporter explains why he will not vote for Peres' Labor
Party. Peres was on a campaign tour of Ramie, near Tel
Aviv. (A/P Wide World Photo.)
Jacobson was the sister of
the late Irving Jacobson,
remembered for his role as
Sancho Panza in "Man of La
Mancha" on Broadway. Their
brother Hymie was also active
in the Yiddish theater.
Shmuel E ttinger
Ettinger, one of Israel's fore-
most historians, was buried in
Jerusalem. He died at the age
of 69, while visiting England
and his body was flown to
Ettinger was a professor of
Jewish history at the Hebrew
University and was president
of the Israel Historical
Society. He was born in Kiev,
Russia, and came to Palestine
in the 1930s.
His research into modern
Jewish history, particularly
the history of Eastern Euro-
pean Jewry, and into the
causes of anti-Semitism estab-
lished him as a major scholar.
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lactivist with groups represent-
png Holocaust survivors here
ias accused the Reagan
administration of refusing to
Implement a deportation order
igainst an admitted Nazi war
criminal because of his Repub-
lican Party connections.
Menachem Rosensaft
illeged that Boleslavs Mai-
kovskis is being allowed to
j-emain in this country
Respite the fact that his depor-
ition has been cleared by the
.S. Supreme Court
'cause of his affiliation with
le Republican Party's Heri-
ige Groups during the re-
flection campaign of former
president Richard Nixon.
Rosensaft is founder of the
iternational Network of Chil-
ren of Jewish Holocaust Sur-
fvors. He made the charge at
| gathering of leaders of more
lan 20 Jewish organizations
rganized by New York City
jouncil President Andrew
Itein and the Jewish Commun-
ty Relations Council of New
The Heritage Groups have
jcently come under scrutiny
uise of the membership in
lem of several former Nazis
id Nazi sympathizers who
tare working on the George
fush election campaign.
Maikovskis' participation in
le 1972 Nixon re-election
impaign was recently
ported by The Philadelphia
jquirer. He is believed to be
only convicted war crimi-
to have ever served on any
residential campaign.
jnvicted Of Mass Murder
During World War II, Mai-
Jovskis served as a police chief
the village of Audrini in
lazi-occupied Latvia, where
lis subordinates participated
the murder of hundreds of
Civilians. The district where he
lerved was so notorious it was
lentioned in one of the Nur-
imberg trials.
Maikovskis has admitted
rearing a German uniform,
le has not, however, taken
[responsibility for what subse-
quently happened to those vil-
lagers whose mass arrest he
In 1965, he was convicted in
I absentia of mass murder by a
' Soviet court in Latvia. He was
ordered deported from the
United States in 1984, after
admitting in court that his men
rounded up the civilian popula-
tion of Audrini, Latvia, and
burned the town to the
In June 1986, the U.S.
Supreme Court denied a peti-
tion to review his case, thereby
clearing the way for this
But despite a full panoply of
legal efforts to oust the Nazi
war criminal from the United
States, Maikovskis still resides
in his home in the New York
suburb of Mineola.
Journalist Christopher
Simpson, in his book "Blow-
back," which details America's
post-war recruitment of for-
mer Nazis, writes that Mai-
kovskis was on the payroll of
Nazi-dominated Baltic emigre
groups financed by the Central
Intelligence Agency.
Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
New York Mayor
Continued from Page 5
Koch kept his speech focused
primarily on Israel. "People
should feel proud that they
stand up on issues important
to them and security of Israel
is the most important issue to
Jews," he said adding, that
Jews around the world know
that Israel is the only nation in
the world that would provide
them sanctuary if needed. To
illustrate that, Koch retold of
Israel's absorption of 15,000
black Ethiopian Jews.
Koch outlined his "Plan":
issues to constitute a presiden-
tial litmus test.
That both would accept
Jerusalem as the undivided
capital of Israel.
That the United States
would pull out of the UN if
Israel is removed from the
United Nations General
That the candidates would
support vetoes of anti-Israel
resolutions that appear regu-
larly at the United Nations.
Alluding to his practice of
law for 25 years, Koch also
said the Geneva convention
addresses the question of
whether Israel has the right to
expel certain groups.
"There is a prohibition of
expulsions of entire popula-
tions," Koch said, pointing out
that that is exactly what other
nations have done to Jews in
the past. "But/' he said, the
Geneva convention also states
that a nation may expel people
or groups on an individual
basis for "security purposes."
"I would ask the candidates
if they would look at that and
ask the State Department to
change its position on deporta-
tions," Koch said.
The mayor also warned
that the United States should
never use the threat of with-
drawl of economic and military
aid to pressure Israel into
exchanging "land for peace."
Koch was asked about his
flap with former presidential
candidate Jesse Jackson when
he indicated that Jews would
"be crazy" to vote for Jackson,
who supported Palestinian
"I thought the Palestinian
plank at the Democratic con-
vention was a disgrace," Koch
said. "Let's leave it at that.
I've had a truce with Jackson
at least until election day."
Koch admitted the issue was
worrisome, but said it is "only
a small element who are voicii-
erous and militant" and they
have a tendency to be more
prominent during primaries.
"There is an enormous rage
among black leadership who
are far more militant and radi-
cal than the people they repre-
sent," Koch added.
A question did surface about
the difference between
Dukakis and Bush, and Koch
said, "I believe Bush hasn't
shown a great commitment to
Israel. Reagan has probably
been the greatest friend to
Israel that's not true of
Asked how he would handle
the Arab uprising, Koch said,
"I'd be as tough as the law
permits." He then spoke of
slaughters of thousands of peo-
ple by Syria and Iraq and a
number of other nations and
bashed the "double standards"
at the United Nations.
Koch closed by saying, as
mayor of New York City, he
has often gotten into trouble
for speaking "my mind," but
said he represents not only
Jews, but 175 different ethnic
and religious groups. "They
want their mayor to speak out.
And I do. And I will continue
to. Because the truth is rele-
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On Radio & TV:
Israeli Election Heats Up
European Parliament Ratifies
Trade Accords With Israel
Israel's election campaign
began as a low-key, dignified
appeal to the electorate. It
then slid rapidly downhill into
lunges for the jugular.
Labor and Likud first
mounted their campaigns on
radio and television by project-
ing themselves as moderate,
responsible and statesmanlike.
Each party portrayed its
leader Premier Yitzhak Sha-
mir of Likud and Foreign Min-
ister Shimon Peres of Labor
as a thoughtful, temperate
Labor dwelt on its success
and Likud's failure to extri-
cate the Israel Defense Force
from the unpopular war in
Both parties claimed credit
for beating down inflation, and
both avoided insults and invec-
Television viewers assumed
that Likud campaign manager
Moshe Arens had decided to
pursue a moderate policy in
defiance of the party's fire-
brands, who were crying for
blood. They were wrong.
Recently Likud commercials
showed provocative footage of
Arab rioters waving Palestin-
ian flags, spliced with film
clips of a gun-toting Yasir Ara-
fat and closeups of Shimon
The unsubtle message was
that Peres in power would lead
to a Palestinian state and the
destruction of Israel.
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin appeared for the Labor
Party, refuting Likud charges
that Labor wanted to return
Israel to its pre-1967 borders.
Rabin pointed out that he
was chief-of-staff during the
Six-Day War, and was well
qualified to say that no Labor
government would again allow
Israel's population centers to
come within close range of
enemy forces.
Both parties trotted out
their complements of reserve
generals to support their the-
Former Chief of Military
Intelligence Yehoshua Saguy
insisted, for Likud, that Israel
cannot afford to withdraw
from the West Bank.
Avigdor Ben-Gal, former
commander of the norther i
front, appeared on behalf >f
Labor saying that Isr." el
should "exploit its military /ic-
tories to make peace."
This was followed ly an
exposition of Labor's d fense
platform. Its strategy r Jls for
deploying troops al< .ig the
border with Jordan, Lat with-
drawing them from Arab
towns in the West Bank and
total demilitarization there.
(JTA) The Parliament of
Europe voted overwhelmingly
to approve three economic
agreements with Israel it had
rejected in March.
The accords were signed by
Israel and the 12-nation Euro-
pean Community in 1987. The
first, known as the financial
agreement, was endorsed by a
314-25 vote, with 19 absten-
tions. Ratification requires a
minimum of 260 votes.
In view of the strong show-
ing, the other two accords
were carried by a show of
hands, without count.
This was a major victory for
Israel and reversal of senti-
ment in the 518-member parli-
ament, which is the European
Community's legislative body.
The outcome was virtually
assured when Claude Cheys-
son of France, the commun-
ity's commissioner for Medi-
terranean policy, removed an
issue that was partly responsi-
ble for the rebuff Israel suf-
fered at the hands of the parli-
ament seven months ago.
He submitted a written
statement affirming that
Israel will not hinder Palestin-
ian agricultural exports to the
European Common Market
from the West Bank and Gaza
This satisfied the European
Democratic Group in the legis-
lature, primarily British Con-
servatives, who had asked for
the assurances.
The Socialists, the largest
single faction, had already
announced they would approve
the agreements, as did the
French Gaullists and the Lib-
Israel/China Increase Ties
Signs have proliferated in
recent days that Israel and the
People's Republic of China are
moving toward trade agree-
ments and other forms of coop-
eration, though formal diplo-
matic relations still seem
beyond the horizon.
According to Haaretz, the
director general of the Foreign
Ministry, Avraham Tamir,
made a secret visit to Peking
this year and reached an
agreement with Chinese offi-
cials to expand economic ties
and proceed toward diplomatic
Tamir admitted "there have
been contacts," but refused to
comment on his reported trip.
The Chinese government has
denied there are any plans for
expanded relations with Israel.
To some China-watchers, the
denial may signify just the
The Haaretz report said a
representative of an Israeli
coal company will leave for
Peking to discuss buying coal
from China.
The Ministry of Energy and
Infrastructure recently
received a proposal to buy oil
from that country, and passed
it on to an Israeli fuel com-
pany, Haaretz said.
The proposal was conveyed
by a new trading company,
which was established to
examine the possibility of eco-
nomic cooperation between
Israel and China.
Al Hamishmar reported that
the first official economic dele-
gation from China will visit
Israel next week.
It was reported earlier this
week that China had agreed to
allow Israel to open an aca-
demic liaison office in Peking,
which would also deal infor-
mally with economic projects
and business issues.
Steinsaltz In Moscow
Travelers To Israel
Opening Judaic Studies Center NSiESP VhacPnnd?
Adin Steinsaltz, a Talmudic
scholar from Jerusalem, arri-
ved in Moscow recently to
negotiate the final touches of
an agreement to open a Judaic
Studies Center in the Soviet
The announcement was
made by the Aleph Society
Inc., which was founded by
Steinsaltz here last spring to
coordinate financial and other
assistance for his activities
around the world.
The Judaic Studies Center,
which will also serve as the
first rabbinical seminary in the
USSR, is currently his major
project. It is expected to be
inaugurated next year.
The agreement in principle
for the Judaic Center was
reached last May with the
Soviet Academy of Sciences.
It provides for an institution,
staffed initially by Western
scholars, to train a new gener-
ation of Soviet Jewish scholars
and rabbis.
Its opening would represent
a dramatic change of policy in
the Soviet Union, where Jew-
ish culture has been discour-
aged since the Bolshevik revo-
Another unprecedented ges-
ture is the invitation the Acad-
emy of Science has extended
to Steinsaltz, an Israeli citizen,
to deliver a series of public
lectures on religion.
Steinsaltz is in Moscow as
head of a delegation of histori-
ans, manuscript experts and
computer specialists from Can-
ada, Denmark and France.
Their host is Evgeny Velikhov,
vice chairman of the Academy
of Sciences.
The agreement reached also
provides for the rabbi to estab-
lish an organization to work in
partnership with Soviet insti-
tutions to catalogue collections
of ancient manuscripts, rare
books and other materials.
Libraries cooperating in the
project include the U.S.
Library of Congress, the New
York Public Library, the Royal
Danish and Geneva libraries,
and those at YIVO, Cam-
bridge, Boedlein, and the Sor-
The society is a private, non-
profit organization. Jack Nash
and Ludwig Bravman, both
New York businessmen, are
chairman and president,
Synagogue Vandal
To Adult Court
15-year-old youth, one of two
accused of vandalizing and
burning a Brooklyn synagogue
last month, will be tried as an
This means that the suspect,
Louis Franceschi, who has
been indicted by a grand jury,
will stand trial in state
Supreme Court, instead of
Family Court, where juveniles
are normally tried.
He also will face more severe
punishment if convicted.
Franceschi was arraigned in
Supreme Court. He is charged
with second-degree burglary,
second-degree criminal mis-
chief and first-degree reckless
endangerment, all felonies,
and with two misdemeanors.
Franceschi pleaded not
guilty and was ordered held on
$10,000 bail by Justice Richard
The indictment charges that,
during the period between
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kip-
pur, Franceschi and a compan-
ion broke into Congregation
Rabbinical Institute Sharai
Torah, an Orthodox synagogue
in the Midwood section of
They spray-painted swasti-
kas and anti-Semitic graffiti,
removed the congregation's
Torahs from the ark and set
them on fire.
Franceschi's 11-year-old
companion was not identified
because of his age. His case
will be heard in Family Court.
If found guilty of the bur-
glary charge, Franceschi could
be sentenced to between 28
months and seven years in
Brooklyn District Attorney
Elizabeth Holtzman, who
announced the indictment,
warned that "crimes of hatred
or bigotry of any kind mut be
prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law."
Jewish Exponent
People should take a dose of
the polio vaccine before they
go to Israel, says the Centers
for Disease Control in Atlanta.
A CDC advisory recom-
mending the vaccine will soon
be sent to health departments,
private physicians and travel
agents, Jim Mize, a public
health advisor at the CDC, said
last week.
"We strongly advise a tra-
veler getting the vaccine at
this time," Mize said. "As of
this morning Israel has 16
cases diagnosed."
As a result of the CDC rec-
ommendation, the Federation
of Jewish Agencies of Greater
Philadelphia has recom-
mended t lat mission partici-
pants get boosters before they
travel. Federation received a
reminder of the CDC position
from the United Jewish
Appeal in New York.
In New York, UJA's direc-
tor of public relations, Gerald
Nagel, said, "We strongly sup-
port travel to Israel. Our pol-
icy in this matter was to
adhere to the advice of the
CDC in Atlanta, and we passed
along their advice to federa-
tions throughout the United
'No Reason At AH For Panic'
"Most people in the United
States received polio shots or
oral vaccine on sugar cubes as
children, but now if they're
going to be in one of the
countries with polio, which
includes Israel, they should
receive a single polio booster,"
explained Mize of the CDC.
Eleven.of the cases in Israel
have been diagnosed in Had-
era, 38 miles northeast of Tel
Aviv, he said. The polio virus
has been found in sewage in
the areas of Acre, Rehovot,
Hadera, Lod and Ramla.
In Jerusalem, the Health
Minstry announced that
Israel's entire population up to
age 40 will be reinoculated
against polio by the end of
The nationwide immuniza-
tion campaign began with the
vaccination of newborn babies
and toddlers at 1,000 Tipat
Halav clinics.
But Health Minister Sho-
shanna Arabeh-Almoslino
said, "There is no reason at all
for panic," adding that the
vaccinations are a "precau-
tionary measure."
The Salk vaccine, containing
dead virus, is administered by
injection. The Sabin vaccine,
which consists of live but
weakened virus, is taken
Mize said his agency has
recommended since 1982 that
travelers be inoculated if they
are going to any country that
has cases of polio. That would
include all nations except Can-
ada, New Zealand, Australia,
Japan and those in Eastern
and Western Europe.
The CDC is sending out the
advisory, Mize said, because of
a lack of general knowledge
about the need for polio vaccin-
ation for travelers. "We think
attention ought to be called to
what we've been recommend-
ing for several years.
"The risk of going to Israel
is no greater than in develop-
ing countries in Africa or
South America," he said.

Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
PLO Leaders Unanimous Arkia-
On Independent State Bulgaria Air
Leaders of the various Pales-
tine Liberation Organization
factions have agreed unani-
mously to declare an independ-
ent Palestinian state in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip,
according to reports here.
The decision was adopted
during a three-day meeting of
the PLO leadership in Tunis. It
was reported by Salah Khalaf,
a senior PLO official popularly
known as Abu Iyad.
The unified command of the
Palestinian uprising in the
administered territories issued
a statement urging the Pales-
tine National Council to
declare an independent state.
"Communique No. 27" sug-
gested that such a state be put
under international auspices
for the present.
According to Khalaf, the
PNC will convene to act on the
matter before the Israeli elec-
tions on Nov. 1.
The PNC is sometimes
referred to as the Palestinian
parliament in exile. Israelis
consider it to be an adjunct of
the PLO.
Moves to declare an inde-
pendent Palestinian state have
gathered momentum since
King Hussein of Jordan
announced July 31 that he was
severing all ties to the West
Close aides to Yasir Arafat
have endorsed the idea, but
the PLO chairman himself has
appeared unwilling to make
such a move without achieving
a consensus among the terror-
ist organization's rival fac-
PNC meetings aimed at
reaching such a consensus
have been repeatedly post-
poned since August.
Israel To Open Office Peking
Israel and the People's Repub-
lic of China are approaching
bilateral relations. But there is
some distance to be traveled
before diplomatic ties can be
viewed as imminent.
Nevertheless, China has
agreed to allow Israel to open
an academic liaison office in
Peking. And recently, a con-
tract was signed to allow the
Peking Opera to perform next
I May in Israel.
The liaison office also will
leal, informally, with bilateral
susiness issues and the coor-
dination of economic projects
'by government-linked compa-
nies in both countries.
The agreement has yet to be
formalized. It is still unclear
whether the Israeli academic
representative will live in Pek-
ing on a permanent or tempo-
rary basis.
The Chinese are proceeding
with considerable reserve.
Foreign Minister Qian Qichen
asked Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres last month that
"no news of bilateral relations
between the countries be made
public," the Jerusalem Post
The two met in New York,
where they attended the open-
ing of the 43rd session of the
United Nations General
Israeli Book Sales Up
Despite Bomb Threat
BONN (JTA) A bomb
threat sent police reinforce-
ments rushing to the Israel
pavilion at the Frankfurt Book
Fair. But business continued
as usual during the final day of
the fair.
The extra police protection
did not put off potential cus-
tomers, according to Mena-
chem Biale, an Israeli official
in charge of the pavilion.
In fact, said Biale, who
works for Israel's Commerce
and Industry Ministry, the 27
Israeli publishers displaying
their wares have gotten high
marks for their competitive
Many of the books deal with
biblical or other traditional
Jewish themes. The publishers
said business was brisk, but
cautioned that until deals are
finalized a matter of several
months the pavilion's com-
mercial success cannot be
The Frankfurt Book Fair is
the world's largest, according
to organizers. Participation is
a "must" for any publisher
who hopes to do business on an
international scale. This year,
7,965 publishers from 95 coun-
tries put 340,000 titles on dis-
play. Of that number 102,860
are new works.
40th Annual Jewish Book Awards
40th National Jewish Book
Awards program, sponsored
annually by the JWB Jewish
Book Council, invites entries
now through Nov. 22.
Recipients will receive $750
Awards will be presented for
books with a 1988 copyright or
publishing date in the follow-
ing categories:
Children's Literature; Chil-
dren's Picture Book; Contem-
porary Jewish Life; Fiction;
Holocaust; Israel; Jewish His-
tory; Jewish Thought; Scholar-
ship; Visual Arts; Yiddish Lit-
New rules this year specify
that those books written in
English, and generally availa-
ble in the United States or
Canada, may be considered
even if their authors are not
citizens or permanent resi-
Anthologies of new writings
by various authors are also
Entries should be sent to:
Dr. Marcia Posner/Awards
Coordinator, National Jewish
Book Awards Committee,
JWB Jewish Book Council, 15
E. 26th St., New York City
nent Israelis will be visiting
Bulgaria in the next few
weeks, and preliminary discus-
sions are under way aimed at
establishing commercial air-
line service between Israel and
Bulgaria, it was reported here.
Bulgaria broke diplomatic
relations with Israel after the
1967 Six-Day War, as did all
Soviet bloc nations except
Romania. But lately a thaw
has set in.
Representatives of Arkia,
Israel's domestic airline, were
joined in Sofia by officials of El
Al, Israel's international car-
rier, and by Shai Shohami,
head of Israel's Civil Aviation
They are discussing the inau-
guration of flights with Bul-
garian officials. Arkia has
recently gone into the over-
seas charter field.
Meanwhile, Shulamit Sha-
mir, wife of Israeli Premier
Yitzhak Shamir, has been
invited by the Bulgarian gov-
ernment to attend ceremonies
marking the rescue of Bulgar-
ian Jewry during World War
II. She is no stranger to Bul-
garia, having been Dorn there
and visited in recent years.
Commerce and Industry
Minister Ariel Sharon will go
to Sofia to discuss economic
and other issues with senior
Bulgarian ministers.
GENEVA (JTA) r A group
of German neo-Nazis is trying
to recruit like-minded persons
in Switzerland.
According to a Swiss radio
report, their initial target is
Germans living in Switzerland.
Letters have been sent to
hundreds, asking them to join
the movement.
So far, the only serious
Swiss neo-Nazi organization is
based in Lausanne. It is
headed by Francois Genoud, a
The Swiss authorities say
they can take no action against
it, because Switzerland has no
laws specifically prohibiting
racist activities.
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Page 16 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, October 28, 1988
Mazels &
Blum To Chair
Fashion Show
At a recent meeting of the
National Women's Division of
Israel Bonds held in Israel,
Mrs. Evelyn Blum was named
Chairman of the 1988 Palm
Beach Women's Division Fash-
ion Show. Mrs. Blum was rec-
ognized for her role in the
outstanding results of this
yearly highlight event of the
Women's Division, which
attracts over 500 women. The
1988 Fashion Show will be
held on December 15 at the
Breakers Hotel. This gala
affair is being coordinated by
Bonwit Teller and will feature
fine leathers and knits from
Lynn Arlene Cohn, daughter
of Esther and Joel Cohn of
Albany, N.Y. and Robert Louis
Barwald, son of Yona and
Heinz Barwald of Los Angeles,
Ca., were married on Aug. 28,
Rabbi Paul Silton officiated
at the wedding held at Temple
Israel in Albany.
The bride, a graduate of the
Milne School, Albany, N.Y. in
1975, has been employed by
IBM since 1976 and is cur-
rently a usability engineer in
Delray Beach, Fl.
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Mark Rothenberg
Mark Adam Rothenberg,
son of Dr. Lawrence and
Esther Rothenberg of West
Palm Beach, will be called to
the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Oct. 29, at Temple
Beth El. Rabbi Alan Cohen
and Cantor Norman Brody will
officiate. Mark will also partic-
ipate in evening services on
Friday, Oct. 28.
Mark is an 8th grade student
at the Jewish Community Day
School. He attends Midrasha
and is Treasurer of his Kadima
group. His hobbies and inter-
ests include football, collecting
coins, comic books, stamps,
PUSH operations." But it also
cautions journalists not to soli-
cit this information.
Amouyal reportedly did not
use the memo on the trip. Now
a reporter for Defense News,
she was on assignment in
Texas this week and could not
be reached for comment.
Thomas Dine, AIPAC's
executive director, issued a
statement saving that "no one
in a position of responsibility
approved the memorandum in
question." Other AIPAC offi-
building model planes and
Mark will be twinned with
Ila Khanukaheu of the Soviet
Union, who was denied his
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
Aimee Joy Church
Aimee Joy Church, daughter
of Ron and Beth Levinson, of
West Palm Beach, and Ken
and Sundie Church of West
Palm Beach, will be called to
the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, Oct. 29 at Temple
Israel. Rabbi Howard Shapiro
will officiate.
Aimee attends Jefferson
Davis Middle School. She is
involved in band, modeling and
attends Midrasha. She also
does hospital visitation for
Temple Israel. Aimee will be
twinned with Irina Bokman of
Moscow, who was denied her
freedom to be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
Family members and friends
sharing the simcha are her
brothers Kenneth and Marc
and grandparents, Flo Kauf-
man of West Palm Beach,
Lawrence Kleinberg of Ft.
Pierce, Miriam Levinson of
West Palm Beach and Marion
Church of Boynton Beach.
The groom, a graduate of
Conard High School, West
Hartford, Ct. in 1974, received
his B.S. in Business Adminis-
tration from Barry University,
Miami, Fl. He has been
employed by Pratt and Whit-
ney since 1974, is a jet engine
metal smith journeyman, and
is currently a buyer.
It's A Boy
Neil Waltzer and the late
Judy Waltzer of West Palm
Beach, are proud to announce
the birth of their grandson,
Samuel Robert Ash, 7 lbs. 15
ozs., on October 9, 1988. The
parents are Patrick and
Patricia Ash, of Knoxville,
Eden Arin, whose poetry
and voice was familiar to lis-
teners of radio station WPBR,
where she was known as "The
Lyrical Lass," was married
August 7, 1988 to Henry
(Hank) Grossman. Mr. Gross-
man has been long active in
the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County and community
affairs in the Palm Beaches.
Daniel Lauer
Daniel (Danny) Lauer, son of
Wesley and Lolli Lauer of
Palm Beach Gardens, will be
called to the Torah on Friday,
Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29,
as a Bar Mitzvah at Temple
Beth David. Rabbi Randall
Konigsberg will officiate.
Danny is in the 8th grade at
Howell L. Watkins Junior
High School. He is a member
of the school band and is on the
honor roll. He also attends
Midrasha and Kadima. Danny
enioys football, tennis, basket-
ball, golf and acting.
Continued from Page 4
cials said no top leader of
AIPAC knew of its existence
until it becomes public.
This was confirmed by Rabbi
David Saperstein, Washington
representative of the Union of
America Hebrew Congrega-
tions, who was in the AIPAC
office when its leading officials
learned of the memo and
began searching for it.
He said that "unless they
were putting on a charade for
my benefit,' they had no idea
the memo existed. He said
they spent a hectic two hours
searching for it during a time
when the office was very busy.
In his statement, Dine
declared that "AIPAC has not,
does not and will not engage in
attacks on the personal lives of
political candidates or anyone
He added that Jackson's
"personal life is not and never
has been the subject of discus-
sion or action at any decision-
making level of our organiza-
There were few surprises and
no knockout punches in a tele-
vision debate between Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres, who
are vying for the chance to
head Israel's next government
While the professional poll-
sters gave Labor Party leader
Peres an edge over his Likud
opponent, an overwhelming 92
percent of Israelis surveyed
said the debate would not
change their opinions when
they go to the polls next week.
A mere eight percent said it
According to a Maariv poll,
viewers thought Peres the bet-
ter debater by a margin of 48
to 41 percent. Ten percent
called the face-off a tie.
The debate, which was not
broadcast live, was the first
and only televised exchange
between the leaders of the two
major parties.
Shamir urged the electorate
to give his Likud bloc a strong
mandate in the next Knesset.
Peres appealed for the same
for Labor.
Shamir vowed he would not
willingly initiate a new unity
coalition government should
next week's elections be as
close and inconclusive as the
Analysts suggested that
Shamir was not ruling out
another unity coalition, but
only one in which Peres
headed the Labor component.
That give rise to speculation
that in a post-election stale-
mate, the Likud leader might
attempt to form a unity gov-
ernment with Laborite Yitz-
hak Rabin, who is defense min-
ister in the outgoing govern-
Peres said he would not
mind heading another unity
government if necessary, but
did not seem enthusiastic over
the prospect.
Urging voters to give him a
decisive mandate to govern,
Peres said, "This time I prom-
ise, if elected, to start negotia-
tions to get the country out of
the cycle of periodic war, and
to head toward new economic
The big political controversy
of the moment got its share of
attention. Shamir denounced
as "crass intervention" in
Israeli political affairs the
interview on an American tele-
vision network program of
Jordan's King Hussein.
Speaking on ABC's "Night-
line" program, Hussein
endorsed the Labor Party's
approach to a peace settle-
ment, but warned that a con-
tinuation of Shamir's policies
would be an "absolute disas-
Many Israelis, including pro-
Labor people, share Shamir's
criticism. But Peres called the
interview a coup and said he
wished there were more such
peace moves by Arab leaders
"following the Labor line."
Voter opnion seems to be
coalescing. Polls over the
weekend showed steady
shrinkage of the "undecided
JM Marks
Israel 40
dan Marsh, the New England
department store chain, has
just concluded a successful
two-week promotion event in
its 26 branches, marking the
40th anniversary of the State
of Israel.
According to Zvi Hillman,
special project adviser to the
Israel Museum, Jordan Marsh
sold more than $2 million
worth of "made in Israel"
Hillman arranged the dis-
play of Israeli goods and
mounted several exhibitions at
the main branch of the store in
The Israeli goods included
fashion, textile products, food,
wine, flowers, jewelry, art and
gift items.
"The store made very good
business with the Israeli prod-
ucts," Hillman said.
The project was arranged in
cooperation with Israel's Min-
istry of Commerce and Indus-
try, which is headed by Ariel
Sharon himself participated
in the opening of the event in
Boston two weeks ago.
According to Hillman, the
event was set to open last
April, but because of the upris-
ing in the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, executives of the
store decided to postpone it till
the end of September.
Jordan Marsh featured an
exhibition of old maps from the
collection of Jerusalem Mayor
Teddy Kollek, and an exhibi-
tion of old lamps and ethnic
clothes from the Israel
Museum in Jerusalem.
A whole floor at the Boston
store was transformed into a
market, or shuk, which resem-
bled the colorful market in the
Old City of Jerusalem.
Stork Crash-
TEL AVIV (JTA) A stork
arrived in Israel recently, but
it was not delivering a baby.
The migrant on its annual
flight from the approaching
winter in Europe to the warm-
er climates of Africa crash-
landed minus one foot.
Officials and bird watchers
of the Nature Reserves
Authority had seen the bird
flying with its flock but appar-
ently missing one leg.
Bird watchers throughout
the country were immediately
instructed to be on the lookout
for the injured bird and report
its landing.
A group of observers saw it
crash-land and watched as it
keeled over, unable to fly again
or barely even move.
They took it to a kibbutz in
the Galilee, which has an ani-
mal and bird support center,
where the stork was outfitted
with an artificial leg made of
wood and plaster.
The stork is now taking off
and landing normally, but is
being kept in a nature pre-
serve in the kibbutz for fear it
might not survive in the wild.
The stork appeared on
Israeli television looking well,
but surprised by the bright
lights and cameras.

Friday, October 28, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
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enjoying 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.
Thursday, Oct. 27 Dr.
Diane Copeland, "Your Health
is your life"
Friday, Oct. 28 Mr. Nat
Stein Sabbath Services
Monday, Oct. 31 Bingo
with Fred Bauman
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Hear X
Hearing Aid Tests
Wednesday, Nov. 2 Rod-
ney Romano, Attorney
"Consumer Rights for the
Thursday, Nov. 3 David
Sandier Yiddish Humor
Friday, Nov. 4 Sabbath
Are you homebound? Is your
neighbor homebound? Are you
unable to cook for yourself?
Have you just come home from
the hospital and have no way
to maintain your daily nutri-
tional requirements? The Jew-
ish Community Center's
Kosher Home Delivered Meals
Service is just for you!!!
This is a most essential ongo-
ing or short term service tor
the homebound. No fee, but
contributions requested. For
Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
or West Palm Beach call Carol
at 689-7700. In Delray Beach,
call Nancy at 495-0806.
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter takes persons to Nursing
Homes and Hospitals on Mon-
days and Fridays to visit loved
ones, to Day Care Centers and
to Jewish Community Center
programs, whenever possible.
Fee is $1 each one way trip.
Call Libby between 9:30 to
1:30 for information and reser-
vations. Persons needing
medical transportation
should call Dial-a-Ride 689-
Adult Education Classes
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter is proud to offer classes
provided by Palm Beach Com-
munity College and Palm
Beach County School Board
Adult Education. Fees are
required for these classes
along with registration. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for infor-
High Blood Pressure &
Age Related Diseases A
four week highly informative
session given by Lois Link of
the Palm Beach County School
Board, Adult Education. Date:
Wednesday, already in session
at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Fee: $2
for complete series. Your
check is your reservation. Call
Louise at 689-7700.
All About Cars An 8
week course on getting to
know your car. Learn how to
communicate with your
mechanic, how to save gas,
how to drive defensively, what
to do in emergency, etc. Dates:
Oct. 18, Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15,
22, 29 and Dec. 6. Given by
Paul Oblas, Palm Beach
County School Board Adult
Education. Time: 10 a.m. to
12. Fee: $4 for entire course.
Reservations requested. Call
Louise at 689-7700. Course to
be held at Jewish Community
Advanced Writers Work-
shop Are you interested in
"polishing" for possible publi-
cation? Would you like to mas-
ter the finer points of writing?
Ruth Graham, Creative Writer
Instructor P.B. County School
Board, Adult Education, will
teach you to develop your
style. Date: Fridays, Nov. 4,
11, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16 at 9:30
a.m. at JCC. $3 for complete
series. Please register with
Louise at 689-7700.
Medicine in the Next Cen-
tury, Part II A 4 week
discussion series sponsored by
the P.B.C.C. Adult Education.
Learn about newest technolo-
gies that are being developed.
Will there be improved cure
rates for cancer, heart prob-
lems and other age related
diseases as well as growth in
home care services? Gert
Friedman, Instructor in well-
ness and disease prevention
will lecture and discuss these
vital subjects. Date: Thurs-
days, Nov. 3,10,17 & Dec. 1 at
1:30 p.m. at the J.C.C. $2 for
complete series. Register
early, limited to 25. Call
Louise at 689-7700.
Taking Your Needs Seri-
ously Faye Schecter,
Instructor, P.B.C.C. Adult
Education will be teaching this
dynamic course dealing with
feeling misunderstood. Only
you can help yourself. Reclaim
your right to yourself. Your
right to a satisfactory life and
your right to your feelings.
Learn to identify your needs
through practical skills and
techniques. Date: Wednes-
days, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10
a.m. at JCC. Registration lim-
ited. Fee: $2. Call Louise at
Timely Topics: Date: Mon-
days ongoing following lunch.
Time: Lunch at 1:15 Pro-
gram at 2. A stimulating group
discussing an exciting variety
of topics including current
events. Those interested in
lunch, please call for reserva-
tions at 689-7700. Ask for Lil-
lian Senior Department.
Speakers Club Ongoing
Thursdays at 10 a.m. For per-
sons who wish to practice the
art of public speaking a
great group.
Fun With Yiddish It's
time to begin to have "Fun
with Yiddish" again. Different
folks with different strokes
will lead this delightful series.
Join the many who enjoy a bit
of yiddishkait and humor every
Monday morning. Starts Nov.
7 at 10 a.m. at JCC.
You Name It, You Play It!
An afternoon of cards and
fun. Canasta, bridge, scrabble,
kaluki, mah jong, etc. Spon-
sored by 2nd Tuesday Council.
Refreshments served. Fee: $1
Canasta instruction by Maur-
ice Langbort. Fee for instruc-
tion: JCC Member $1, Non
Member $1.50. Make your own
tables. Date: Wednesdays at
1:30 p.m. RSVP Sophia at 689-
4806 or Sabina at 683-0852.
Intermediate Bridge with
Al Parsont Basic bidding
and play starting Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. at
JCC. Fee: JCC Member $2.50
per session, Non-Member $3
per session. Call Louise at 689-
JCC Thespians Popular
plays are being chosen for
rehearsal. Those interested in
becoming part of this theatre
group, please call Louise at
689-7700. Director: Carl Mar-
tin, former radio and stage
personality. Ongoing Fridays
starting from 10 to 12. No
fee, contributions requested.
Beginners International
Folk Dancing Dance your
cares away with Sylvia. It's
fun, music and dancing as you
begin to learn the rhythms,
movement and steps of Israel,
Russia, Greece, Romania and
other. Instructor: Sylvia
Friedland. Date: Tuesday,
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2:30
to 4. Fee: $1.25 per session at
JCC. Pre-registration encour-
aged. Call Louise at 689-7700.
Beginners Ulpan Learn
to converse in Hebrew with
Gertrude V. Freedman and
Tillie Mutterperl at the JCC on
Wednesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23 &
30. Fee: 4 lessons for $5. Call
Louise at 689-7700 for reser-
Twilight Dining and Danc-
ing 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: Thursday,
Nov. 17. No fee, contributions
required. Pre-registration a
Lido Spa Hotel/Health
Spa Enjoy 4 days and 3
nights at the famous Lido Spa
in Miami, Sunday, Nov. 6
through Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Entertainment, Meals, Spa!
$150 for JCC members, double
occupancy; $155 for non-
members, double occupancy;
singles add $20. Transporta-
tion included. Call Sabina at
683-0852 or Louise at 689-
Sun & Fun Day Cruise
Sponsored by The Jewish
Community Center of the
Palm Beaches. A trip to
nowhere with full cruise amen-
ities. Date: Thursday, Dec. 1,
1988; Sailing time: 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Place of Departure:
Bus departs for Port Ever-
glades, Ft. Lauderdale, at Car-
teret Bank in Century Village.
Bus returns to West Palm
Beach at 6 p.m.
Call Sabina, Chairperson of
Second Tuesday Council at
683-0852 or Blanche Silver,
Volunteer Travel Consultant,
evenings, 478-5450 for infor-
mation. Space limited. Your
check for $43 made out to
Jewish Community Center is
your reservation. Pre-
registration required by
November 15th.
Tickets are available for
Caldwell Theatre "The Cham-
pionship Season." Tour
Leader: Sandra Werbel on
Wednesday, Nov. 16th for 2:15
matinee. Fee: $20 includes
transportation and ticket. Call
Louise at 689-7700 by Nov. 9.
Your check is your reserva-
tion. Location: Caldwell Thea-
tre at Boca Raton Mall.
Norton Gallery-Docent
Tour "Treasures of
Judaica," Edward Giobbis
Paintings. Lecture in audito-
rium by Jay Weinstein, Direc-
tor of Sotheby's Judaica Dept.
at 3 p.m. Bus leaves Carteret
Bank at C.V. at 1:15, Docent
tour starts at 2, returns at 4.
Call Louise at 689-7700. Your
check is your reservation! San-
dra Werbel, Tour Guide. Date:
Tuesday, Nov. 15. Fee: $6
includes transportation. Call
Louise by Nov. 11. Limited to
"Hi-Neighbor" the
new J.C.C. Mitzvah Corps is a
group of special persons reach-
ing 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-
Instructors for crocheting,
knitting, flower making and
arranging; dancers for our
Twilight Dining and Dancing;
group leaders for "Fun with
Yiddish." Wanted: Guitar
Instructor. Please call Frieda
at 689-7700.
We always need dedicated
volunteers to deliver meals to
our homebound. Call Carol at
For information please call
Frieda at 689-7700 or Sally
Gurvitch at 478-9397 or Eve-
lyn Smith at 686-6727. First
meeting on Nov. 15 at 1:45 at
JCC. Special program and
The Jewish Community Cen-
ter provides by appointment:
Health Insurance Assistance
with Edie Reiter; Legal Aid by
Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society; Home Financial Man-
agement with Herb Kirsh. Call
Louise for information at 689-
JCC News
700 Spencer Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
YOUNG SINGLES (20s & 30s)
Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join the Boca JCC in
a Costume Ball at the Sheraton Hotel (1-95 & Glades Rd.,
Boca). Cost: JCC members $7, non members $9.
Sun., Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Get together at a member's home
to try your skills at pumpkin carving (Please clean pumpkin
before arrival). You supply the clean pumpkin we
provide the munchies. Cost: $2.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. Gather at the 391st Bomb
Squadron (3989 Southern Blvd., between Congress &
Military) to enjoy the Happy Hour at this favorite spot.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Gather at the Center for an
evening of wine, cheese and good conversation. Cost: $3.
Israeli Dancing at Camp Shalom Everyone is invited to
learn and enjoy Israeli dancing. Instruction will be led by
Debbie Lazarovic every Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at
Camp Shalom (7875 Belvedere Rd., 11/2 mi. past the Tpke.
overpass). Fee: $3 per person, per evening. Call 689-7700
to let us know you re coming.
Singing Troupe Forming A singing troupe has been
formed that will meet every Monday evening from 7:30-9
p.m. at the JCC. From children to senior adults, if you love
to sing, you are welcome. If you have ever dreamed of
being "on stage", this is your chance the troupe will
dazzle audiences throughout the community. The troupe
will be led by the talented Karen Blum.
Adult Acting Workshop An Acting Workshop led by
Sara Premisler is forming for adults of all ages. Learn
about the fundamentals of theatre terminology, building
self confidence, improvisation and scene study plus impro-
ving your communication skills.
For more information please contact the J.C.C. at
Reform Kristallnacht Mission
Some 40 leaders of American Reform Judaism will take
part in a mission to East Berlin and East Germany during
the week of Nov. 6-13.

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Lucerne Lodge #3132 is
pleased to announce a pro-
gram on "Terrorism: The
Curse of the Eighties" to be
held Sunday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.
at the Mid-County Senior Citi-
zen's Center, Lake Worth.
Breakfast will be
served. F.B.I. Special Agent,
Robert W. Neumann will be
the speaker.
Olam Chapter will hold its
next general membership
meeting on Wednesday, Nov.
2, at the Poinciana Country
Club Social Hall, Poinciana
Drive, Lake Worth, at 12:30
p.m. "Courage To Care," a 28
minute documentary film
which was nominated for an
Academy Award, will be
shown. It concerns four ordi-
nary people who risked their
lives to save the lives of Jews
during the Holocaust. Hus-
bands and guests invited.
Refreshments served.
Aviva Chapter coming
events for November:
Sunday, Nov. 6 "Hadas-
sah Sunday"
Sunday, Nov. 13 Arts &
Crafts Fair and Picnic at
Dreher Park.
Monday, Nov. 14 board
meeting at 10 a.m. and regular
meeting at noon at the Free
Methodist Church, Jog and
Dillman Roads.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Luncheon and Fashion Show
at the Royce Hotel, noon, to
benfit Hadassah Hospital and
Shalom. W. Palm Beach will
hold its annual Youth Aliyah
luncheon on Thursday, Nov.
17, at the Royce Hotel, W.
Palm Beach. The program will
feature Andrea Berelman,
vocalist. Proceeds are for edu-
cational and rehabilitation ser-
vices for the youth of Israel.
Tikvah West Palm Beach
Chapter will meet at Congre-
gation Anshei Sholom on Nov.
21 for a paid-up membership
luncheon at noon. There will
be a fashion show by Lisa.
Reservations required.
The regular membership
meeting will be held on Wed-
nesday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at
the American Savings Bank at
the west gate of Century Vil-
lage on Okeechobee Boule-
Guest speaker will be Gary
Tuchman, Anchor Reporter,
WPEC-TV Channel 12.
Refreshments will be served.
Poale Zion will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 6, 1 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank
(Westgate of Century Village.)
Speaker, Mr. Julius Cogen,
former director of the Hista-
drut Midwest Region on
"Israel, Facing a Changing
All are welcome.
Theodore Herzel Club will
meet on Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the
Lake Worth Shuffleboard
Courts, Lake Worth. The pro-
gram will consist of local stu-
dents who will discuss their
experiences in Israel and Ger-
Beijing Thaw
Signs have proliferated in
recent days that Israel and the
People's Republic of China are
moving towrad trade agree-
ments and other forms of coop-
eration, though formal diplo-
matic relations still seem
beyond the horizon.
According to Haaretz, the
director general of the Foreign
Ministry, Avraham Tamir,
made a secret visit to Beijing
this year and reached an
agreement with Chinese offi-
cials to expand economic ties
and proceed toward diplomatic
Tamir admitted "there have
been contacts," but refused to
comment on his reported trip.
The Chinese government has
denied there are any plans for
expanded relations with Israel.
To some China-watchers, the
denial may signify just the
The Haaretz report said a
representative of an Israeli
coal company will leave for
Beijing to discuss buying coal
from China.
The Ministry of Energy and
Infrastructure recently
received a proposal to buy oil
from that country, and passed
it on to an Israeli fuel com-
pany, Haaretz said.
Tenth Month:
Community Calendar
Oct. 28 Yiddish Culture Century Village, board, 10
a.m. Free Sons of Israel, 12:30 p.m. Federation,
Women's Division, Outreach Coffee, 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 30 Congregation Aitz Chaim, 9:30 a.m. National
Council of Jewish Women, Flagler Evening, Fundraiser
Jewish Community Center, Family Event.
Oct. 31 Jewish Community Center, No School Holiday
Program, 9-5 Federation, Jewish Education Task
Force, Sub-Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 B'nai B'rith Women Shalom, board, 9:30 a.m.
Yiddish Culture Group Century Village, 10 a.m.
Temple Beth El, Study Group, noon Temple Beth El,
board, 7:30 p.m. Women's American ORT West Palm
Beach, 12:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, board, 8 p.m.
Federation, Campaign Cabinet Meeting, 4 p.m. Hadas-
sah Mt. Scopus Boynton Beach Chapter, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 Federation, Women's Division, Regional
Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, through 11/3 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. B'nai B'rith Women -
Olam, 12:30 p.m. Na'Amat USA Golda Meir, board, 1
p.m. Federation, Young Adult Division Membership
Committee, 6 p.m. Federation, Young Adult Division,
Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Holocaust Survivors of the
Palm Beaches, 9:30 a.m. Jewish Community Center,
board, 8 p.m. B'nai B'rith Women Masada, Regency
Spa, through 11/4.
Nov. 3 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1 p.m. National Council
of Jewish Women Palm Beach, board, 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Aitz Chaim Sisterhood, Lunch/Show, noon
Hadassah Bat Gurion, board, 9 a.m. National Council
of Jewish Women, Flagler Evening, board, 7:30 p.m.
Na'Amat USA Theodore Herzl, 1 p.m. B'nai B'rith -
Century, board, 1 p.m. Federation, Human Resource
Program Committee, 4:30 p.m. Federation, Soviet
Jewry Task Force, noon.
For information contact the Federation office, 832-2120.
'Use Maximum Force' To Quell Unrest
Israel Defense Force will con-
tinue to exercise "the maxi-
mum force permitted by law"
to quell unrest in the adminis-
tered territories, Defense Min-
ister Yitzhak Rabin declared.
He spoke during another
bloody weekend of violence, as
Palestinians marked the end of
the 10th month of their upris-
Three Palestinians were kill-
ed in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip in clashes with the IDF.
The violence continued in Jer-
usalem, where police dispersed
Arab women demonstrators
who were stoning security
forces and disrupting traffic.
IDF troops raided dozens of
villages in the territories
recently to quell violent
demonstrations. Scores of
Palestinians were wounded
Finally.. .the Genocide Bill Passes
The bill making genocide a
crime in the United States,
adopted by the Senate, still has
one more congressional hurdle
to clear before it can go to
President Reagan for signa-
The House must vote on the
legislation for a second time,
since the Senate made some
technical changes in the bill
approved by the House last
One change was to name the
bill the Proxmire Act, after
Sen. William Proxmire (D-
Wis.), who is retiring from the
Senate this year. Proxmire
was the leading advocate for
Senate ratification of the
United Nations convention
outlawing genocide and the
current legislation implement-
ing the treaty.
For 19 years until the Senate
ratified the convention on Feb.
19,1986, Proxmire delivered a
speech calling for ratification
each morning the Senate was
in session more than 3,000
Proxmire was praised by
several senators for his efforts
in winning ratification of the
treaty and adoption of the
implementing legislation. He
introduced the bill along with
Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del.)
and Sen. Howard Metzenbaum
The latest delay in congres-
sional approval is the final
chapter in the long struggle to
have the genocide treaty
accepted by the United States.
The crusade began on June 16,
1949, when President Harry
Truman sent the UN conven-
tion to the Senate.
Conservatives managed to
block ratification for 38 years,
and a small group of conserva-
tives fought it to the last min-
ute, despite the support of
Reagan also supports the
implementing legislation,
which makes genocide a crime
under the U.S. criminal code, a
requirement of the UN treaty.
The president worked
behind the scenes to snap the
impasse in the Senate Judici-
ary Committee, where Sen.
Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) said
he would only support the leg-
islation if it included the death
penalty, a move that might
have caused many supporters
of the bill to vote against it.
Thurmond's move was seen
as a strategy to get the Demo-
cratic-controlled committee to
act on confirming judges nomi-
nated by Reagan. Democrats
held up those confirmations in
the hope that if Gov. Michael
Dukakis was elected president,
he would fill the vacancies with
An agreement was reached
in the committee and immedi-
ately after the implementation
bill was approved, the Senate
voted to confirm 11 judges.
The implementing legisla-
tion imposes a fine of up to $1
million and/or 20 years in
prison if the act of genocide
results in a death and a fine of
up to $500,000 and/or five
years in prison for "incitement
to genocide."
Once the president signs the
bill, it will be sent to the
United Nations, where the
United States will become the
100th nation to ratify the
American Bank Seeking Liquidation Of Koor
TEL AVIV (JTA) A major
American bank applied to a Tel
Aviv district court to place the
giant Histadrut-owned Koor
Industries in liquidation to sat-
isfy a $20 million unpaid debt.
The action by Bankers Trust
Co. of New York, Koor's larg-
est foreign creditor, sent shock
waves through the business
and financial community here.
The collapse of an industrial
complex that employs some
27,000 workers and accounts
for more than 10 pereent of
Israel's gross national product
could throw the country into
an economic and political tur-
moil, weeks before the voters
go to the polls to elect a new
As Israeli officials appealed
to Bankers Trust to withdraw
its petition, Likud, its eyes
focused on the Nov. 1 ballot-
ing, began a propaganda cam-
paign contrasting its "free
enterprise" politics with the
Labor Party's "Socialism."
Labor is, in fact, vulnerable.
It is the dominant party in
Histadrut, Israel's all unbrac-
ing trade union federation, and
and many more were arrested.
Two of the fatalities
occurred in Yatta village,
south of Hebron. The third
was a resident of the Rafah
refugee camp on the Israeli-
Egyptian border. He was iden-
tified as Ossama Abu-Dehi, 20.
Abu-Dehi was shot to death
by an Israeli border guard,
whom he stabbed in the head
and arm. The guard had just
boarded a bus from Egypt
when the incident occurred.
Another Rafah resident was
wounded in the shooting, pos-
sibly the victim of a stray
Speaking during a visit to
Beersheba, Rabin said he takes
full responsibility for the IDF's
tough policies, and he main-
tained that they are working.
"The mass demonstrations,
which were the symbol of the
uprising, no longer exist,
because the army has instruc-
tions to suppress them as they
develop," Rabin the defense
minister said.
"The State of Israel must
exercise force in the territor-
ies, the maximum force per-
mitted by law, to face those
inciters. And I believe that this
is so essential that we shall
eventually win with patience."
About 250 Palestinians have
been killed since the uprising
began last Dec. 9, according to
Rabin. He said about 18,000
have been jailed. There are
about 6,000 Palestinians pres-
ently under detention for par-
ticipating in riots, in addition
to some 4,000 imprisoned for
terrorist acts.
many Histadrut enterprises
have fallen into economic diffi-
culties this year.
The drama began when Ban-
kers Trust demanded immedi-
ate repayment of the $20 mil-
lien loan it made to a Koor
subsidiary in New York.

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Religious Directory
NE 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428. Rabbi
Joel Chazin. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday
9 a.m.
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.
Worth. Phone 967-3600. 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
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 E. 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 736-7687.
Rabbi Morris Silberman and Cantor Alex Chapin. Sabbath
Services Friday evening 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
BETH ABRAHAM: 3998 SW Leighton Farms Road, Palm City
33490. Mailing address: P.O. Box 29%, Stuart 33495. Phone
287-8833. Services Friday evenings 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
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
Street, P.O. Box 857146, Port St. Lucie, FL 33452. Phone
335-7620. Friday night services 8 p.m., Saturday morning 10:30
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 Jay
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 Chillingworth Drive, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Rabbi Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Phone
Chazin Takes a
Pulpit In gynj
Boynton Beach
e News
Boynton Beach Jewish Cen-
ter Beth Kodesh of Boynton
Beach is proud to announce
that Rabbi Joel Chazin has
been engaged as its Spiritual
Rabbi Joel Chazin
Rabbi Chazin, a graduate of
Amherst College and The Jew-
ish Theological Seminary,
brings over twenty years expe-
rience to his new position.
Prior to his coming to Beth
Kodesh, he served Temple
Emanu-El in Palm Beach for
eight years and held pulpits in
Connecticut and Upstate New
He has also served as presi-
dent of The Palm Beach
County Board of Rabbis, as
member of the Board of the
Jewish Community Center,
and as an inter-faith advisor to
His principal interests lie in
the area of Pastoral Counsel-
ing, Congregational Program-
ming and Adult Education. He
has already begun to develop
plans with Synagogue leaders
in these areas. A Yiddish Cul-
tural Circle, Elementary and
Intermediate Hebrew Classes,
and a lecture series entitled
"Religious Power and Persev-
erance: The Jews of the Middle
Ages," are slated to begin the
first Wednesday and Thursday
in November.
Irving Kantrowitz, president
of the Congregation, said, "I
believe that we are most for-
tunate to have a leader of the
caliber of Rabbi Chazin. His
sermons and direction of our
High Holiday Services were
superb. We are already off to a
flying start."
Minyan Services are held
daily at 8:30 a.m., Sabbath
Services Friday evening at
8:15 p.m. and Saturday morn-
ing at 9 a.m. all members and
non-members are invited to
participate in our Services and
meet our new Rabbi.
Israeli Elected
At Conference
raeli industrialist, Israel Gold-
wasser, has been elected vice
chairman of the Industrial
Conference on Chemicals,
which is being held here under
the auspices of the Interna-
tional Labor Organization.
Goldwasser is representing
Israel's chemical industry at
the conference, which is
attended by 27 countries.
Events in November:
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9:80
Yiddish Cultural Circle.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.:
Introduction to Hebrew
Dr. Harry Haseikorn. For
those with no previous
knowledge whatsoever! A
chance to learn the Aleph-Bet,
and be a part of any religious
"Pray and Understand"
Intermediate Hebrew. Rabbi
Joel Chazin.
For those able to read, but
need encouragement and
practice to improve their
fluency and familiarity.
Thursday, Nov. S, 10:80 a.m.
Lecture Course:
Religious Power and
Perserverance" The story of
the Jews of the Middle Ages.
Rabbi Joel Chazin. Our
wanderings, suffering and
ultimate triumph.
All classes run for six weeks.
through Wednesday, Oct. 31
through Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Donation of $5.
At its meeting on Wed.,
Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., the
Sisterhood will pay tribute to
two of its members who passed
away recently, Kate Yu< in and
Isabella Ostroff of b essed
memory. Rabbi Oscar M.
Werner spiritual leader will
deliver a eulogy.
Following the memorial
tribute, Fran and Marty
Golden, of N. Palm Beach will
present a unique musical
program entitled, "A Golden
Touch of Class."
Refreshments will be served,
and the entire community is
cordially invited to attend,
of the
Sisterhood will hold its board
meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, at
9:45 a.m., and its Regular
Meeting on Tuesday,
November 15 at 1 p.m. Esther
Samuels will give a book
review of "A Mother's Secret"
by Carolyn Haddad.
Registration for Adult
Education classes will begin on
Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to
11:30 a.m., on a daily basis.
Classes will commence on
Wednesday, Nov. 2, and will
include: Elementary Hebrew,
Advanced Hebrew, Hug Ivri,
Mastery of the Prayers,
Yiddish, Judaic Studies, U.S.
Jewish History, Haftorah
Chanting, and Choral Singing.
On Nov. 14, Shoshana
Flexser will present a program
of "Fun With Yiddish" for the
Sisterhood. Call the temple
office for more information.
On Friday evening, October
28, at 8:00 p.m. Shabbat
service will be conducted by
Rabbi Howard Shapiro. His
sermon will be a book review
"The Black Box" by Amos Oz.
Aimee Church will chant the
kiddush in honor of her
upcoming Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday morning. Cantor
Stuart Pittle will lead the
congregation in songs.
Sisterhood will hold its next
meeting on Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
at the Lions Club. Barbra
Kaplan of the Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach
County will be the guest
Candle Lighting Time
^ Oct. 28 6:24 p.m.
Nov. 4 5:19 p.m.
Beth David Open House
Janis Tepper, membership co-chair at Temple Beth David, Pain.
Beach Gardens, chats with Barbara Gerstein, Sue Lebenson
Judy Benvenista, Linda Manko (co-president of the temple) otw'.
Joel Hersch. Guests at the Temple's recent open house had ar.
opportunity to tour the synagogue and learn about the Hebrei'
and preschool programs.

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