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Volume 6 Number 3
Friday, February 4,1977
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Price 25 cents
Agronsky to Share Spotlight With
Honoree Gross at Campaign Dinner
Veteran TV commentattor and
broadcast journalist Martin
Agronsky will be the guest
speaker at the Jewish Feder-
ation's Man of the Year Dinner
honoring Alvin S. Gross on
Sunday, Feb. 20 at Pier 66.
Agronsky, who began his
career as a reporter for the
Palestine Post now the
Jerusalem Post later covered
the final days of the Spanish Civil
War for both United States and
British newspapers. He has also
served as a reporter and com-
mentator for all three major
TV / radio networks.
Jack and Edith Levine,
cochairpersons of the Man of the
Year Committee, noted that the
[dinner invitations, which were
I mailed last week, are bringing in
[response which was "increasing
I from day today.''
The dinner has a $1,000
[minimum campaign pledge re-
quirement which is payable
|lhrough the end of 1977.
Gross, who will be the dinner
Iguest of honor as the Feder-
ation's Man of the Year, is a
|former Federation president and
|UJA Campaign general chair-
lan. Mr. and Mrs. Levine said
that the committee chose to
honor him because he was "a
builder and champion of the Jew-
ish community of Greater Fort
I.auderdale a man of mitzuahs
and shalom, of good deeds and
The dinner committee is made
up of 100 men and women from
all parts of Fort Lauderdale.
Represented are Coral Springs,
Gait Ocean Mile, Inverrary,
Northeast section, Margate,
Palm-Aire, Point of Americas,
Pompano Beach, Plantation,
Tamarac and Woodlands.
Agronsky, who was born and
raised in Philadelphia, has spent
nearly as much time in foreign
lands as in the United States.
In addition to Spain, Agronsky
has covered wartime action in the
Orient and in North Africa. He
also reported on the Adolph
Eichmann trial in Jerusalem;
served as a wire service cor-
respondent in Paris and as an
NBC correspondent in the
In World War II, Agronsky
covered the British 8th Army in
Libya, RAF bombing raids over
Italy, the Japanese attack on
Singapore and Gen. Douglas
Mac Arthur in Australia.
His coverage of the Eichmann
trial for NBC News won him the
Alfred I. Dupont award. His
coverage of the 1952 Democratic
and Republican conventions and
his "At Issue" program on ABC-
TV won for him the George
Foster Peabody Award for his
"penetrating analysis" and an
"understanding of the funda-
mentals of freedom and concern
for the rights and dignity of the
individual citizen."
The Peabody Award is one of
broadcasting's highest accolades.
Agronsky has covered eight
successive national political
conventions. He may currently
be seen on Channel 2 in South
Florida as host of an issues
program sponsored by the Public
Broadcasting Service.
Reservations for the Man of
the Year dinner may be made by
contacting the Jewish Feder-
ation. The dinner at 7:30 p.m.
will be preceded by a reception.
Rep. Becker Submits Bill To
Outlaw Business Discrimination
Rep. Alan S. Becker (D., 103
)ist.) announced that he has
itroduced a bill to outlaw all
irms of business discrimination.
This legislation, Becker said,
cas prompted by the Arab
League boycott, and is modeled
[fter similar legislation recently
assed in the State of California,
^rab groups have been calling for
boycott of businesses that
ransact business with the State
Israel or which employ Amer-
pan Jews.
Becker's proposal declares it
In unlawful restraint of trade to
fxclude any person in the State of
rlorida or require any person to
excluded from a business
insertion based on a policy of
discrimination against that
[person on the basis of sex, race,
color, religion, ancestry, or
natural origin, or the location at
which the person conducts or has
conducted business.
Penalties for violation of the
Act include the voiding of any
contracts in violation of the law,
forfeiture of corporate charter
and the right to do business in
this state, criminal liability of
non-residents, and recovery by
the state of daily penalties of $50
for each such violation.
"The Bill protects a person's
right to freely exercise and enjoy
religion without fear of dis-
crimination in the market place,"
Becker said. "It also allows firms
to transact business freely with
others without fear of unethical
or illegal contractual restric-
AJCongress Cancels
Tour Plans to Europe
NEW YORK The American Jewish Congress has an-
nounced the cancellation of its members' travel program to
I France.
Naomi Levine, executive director, said the Congress was
[acting in protest against the French government's "in-
defensible, morally repugnant action in freeing the notorious
(Palestinian terrorist Abu Daoud."
THE AMERICAN Jewish Congress is one of the largest
[participants in the overseas Jewish group-travel field. Most of
[its tours are Israel-oriented, but some have extensions to
France and other European countries. The Congress is a major
|human rights group founded in 1916 by Louis Brandeis and
Continued on Page 16
Beth Israel Urges UJA Support
The members of a special steering committee of Temple Beth
Israel have drafted and sent a letter to all their congregants
urging support for the 1977 Jewish Federation-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign.
Signers of the letter included current President Ron Mishhin,
and past Presidents Dr. Jack Morris, Dr. Sylvan Goldin, Jules
Shapiro and Al SiegeL
Dear Congregants:
We, as fellow members of Temple Beth Israel, urge you to
support the current 1977 Jewish Federation-United Jewish Ap-
peal Campaign.
We can no longer afford the luxury of standing by while im-
portant Jewish needs must be met at home, in Israel and through-
out the world. We must finally realize that, as a people and a
religion, we are one or we are none!
IT IS our belief that each of us must focus on the question:
"How much is it worth to continue the miracle of Jewish sur-
How much is it worth to bring Jews from bondage in the Soviet
Union to freedom in Israel or to provide free education in Israel
beyond the tenth grade; or housing for and absorption of im-
migrants; or needed social services for Jews of oriental back-
ground; or health and welfare benefits for both Israel's young and
How much is it worth to provide counseling through our Jewish
Family Service; or visitation to nursing homes and hospitals by
our chaplaincy program; or education in synagogue schools and
the Hebrew Day School; or the many social and recreational
programs of our Jewish Community Center?
THE ANSWER to this question, "How much is it worth?" is
your 1977 Jewish Federation United Jewish Appeal contri-
bution. We believe it is worth a great deal to continue the miracle
of Jewish survival.
We hope that when you are called upon to attend a parlor
meeting or to give, you will open your hearts in a meaningful
manner. We must all share this responsibility together as a
Temple family. In the words used when we complete the reading
of a Book of the To rah, "Let us be strong, Let us be strong, and
we will strengthen one another."
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Working on invitations for the Women's
Division Sabra Luncheon (minimum con-
tribution $150) are (left to right) Donna
Levin, Sabra Division Chairman Gail Capp,
Lois Polish, and Campaign Vice Chairman
Susan Segaul. The luncheon will be held at
Inverrary Country Club on Feb. 16 and will
feature TV commentator and journalist
David Schoenbrun. Information on reser-
vations for the luncheon can be obtained by
contacting the Jewish Federation office.
Europe Wishes Henry Farewell
from German Press Review
And German Tribune
Europe is still saying good-bye
to the Ford Administration and
especially to former Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger almost as
if he were more important to
European affairs than President
Ford himself.
The German press continued to
discuss the change of Admin-
istration in Washington, the
departure of Dr. Kissinger and
the probable foreign policy of the
Carter team. In a commentary
entitled, "Good Bye, Henry!" the
Sueddeutsche Zeitung asked:
Kissinger era? Quite a good deal:
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Livny to Speak at School 400 USYers to Walk For World Jewry
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The parents of students in the
Hebrew Day School will hold a
campaign parlor meeting to
benefit the Jewish Federation-
United Jewish Appeal Campaign
on Sunday evening, Feb. 13, it
has been announced by Mel
Zipris, president of the Day
Zipris announced that the
meeting will be held at the home
of Marty and Arlene Kurtz and
will feature Jonathan Livny, an
Israeli, as guest speaker.
Livny, former
attorney general
in the Israel ad-
ministered West
Bank of Jordan,
is now involved
in work in Is-
rael's Parliament
He was a vet-
eran of Israel's
Defense Forces,
and was re-
called to active duty for three
months following the outbreak of
the Yom Kippur War.
Until 1968, Livny served in the
Military Judge Advocate's office
as Chief Military Prosecutor and
as a member of the Admin-
istrator's office in the West Bank
of the Jordan, holding the rank of
Major. In this capacity, he
prosecuted criminal cases and
sabotage, and drafted regulations
for the administration and
conduct of the West Bank.
In 1969, he was awarded a
scholarship to study for his PhD.
at the University of Pennsyl-
vania Law School. Livny, who
was born in Haifa 32 years ago,
has represented Israel in inter-
national organizations and con-
ferences. He was at one time the
Rush, Gore
Assume New Post
David H. Rush and Jack W.
Gore have recently been elected
to serve on the board of directors
of the United Way of Broward
Rush, president of ACR Elec-
tronics in Hollywood, served as
vice chairman of the major group
non-profit division for the 1976-
77 United Way campaign.
Rush is a member of the
National Aeronautics
Association and Greater Holly-
wood Chamber of Commerce.
Gore, retire*! editor of the Fort
Lauderdaie Newt, is general
chairman of the Jackie Gleaaon
Inverrary Classic and a past
member of the Fort Lauderdaie
Chamber of Commerce Aviation
Committee. He is currently a
member of Sigma Delta Chi
Society of Professional Journal-
ists fraternity and serves on the
board of governors for Nova Uni-
versity's Law School.
During his newspaper career,
Gore received awards for his
editorials, including one from the
Freedom Foundation of Valley
senior executive assistant to the
Director General of the Ministry
of Tourism.
Livny received his university
education at the Hebrew Uni-
versity Law School in Jerusalem.
A lawyer, Livny has gained a
reputation as one of Israel's
spokesmen on the American uni-
versity campus, and on radio and
television. He has spoken on
behalf of the World Affairs
Council in various parts of the
United States and Canada.
He is also known as Israel's
advocate on Consumer Affairs.
Zipris and Kurtz are urging
Day School parents to support
the work of the Jewish
Federation / UJA.
"Specifically for us, the Jewish
Federation was instrumental in
establishing and maintaining our
Day School," they noted. "Our
goal is 100 percent participation
on the part of our parents in their
support of the many life-saving
services provided by our Jewish
On Sunday, Feb. 6, over 400
Jewish teenagers of United
Synagogue Youth will be on the
streets of Miami Beach for their
seventh annual Tikun Olam
Walk-A-Thon for World Jewry.
The opening ceremonies will
take place at Temple Ner Tamid,
with Mayor Harold Rosen pre-
senting a proclamation declaring
the date as United Synagogue
Youth Day in the City of Miami
USY members, representing
the fifteen Conservative syna-
gogues in South Florida, have
been soliciting sponsors for the
past month for their 10-mile-
walk. Similar Walk A Thons
are taking place in cities
throughout the eight southern
states which comprise the South-
east Region.
Eileen Haddad of Beth Torah
Congregation, North Miami
Beach, chairperson of the Walk
A Thon expects to reach the
$20,000 goal this year
The Walk-A-Thon is not only a
means of raising money, but
serves to gain public awareness
from the community to aid
Jewish causes throughout the
Over 50 charity agencies will
be allocated funds from this Walk
- A Thon including Israel Emer-
gency Fund, Student Struggle
for Soviet Jewry, Mogen David
Blood Bank, Seminary in Ar-
gentina, and Tikvah, a program
for educable retarded Jewish
A percentage of funds raised
are also sent to the American
Student Center at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem and for
USY scholarships for members to
participate in summer programs
in Israel, Eastern Europe and
throughout the United States.
conclude approximately 2-30
b.m. with a picnic and soot
festival at Boy's Camp^!
Harry J. Silverman, regional
youth director, reports that 40
adults will participate as super-
visors, check point signers
refreshment servers, first aid
station attendees, and as genera]
coordinators. The group is under
the direction of Ed Hoffman
Walk A Thon Committee'
chairman and Judge Arthur
Winton, chairman, Regional
Youth Commission.
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The Kaddish is one of the oldest prayers in
Jewish has been recited countless
numbers of times since Biblical days. In
ancient times the Kaddish was the prayer that
concluded a session of Torah study. However,
in the Middle Ages it assumed special
significance as a mourner's prayer.Yet, in a
real sense it is not a prayer for the dead.
Rather, it is a prayer for the living. A moving
statement in praise of God and a plea for the
ultimate redemption and salvation of all
For the bereaved, the Kaddish is a very
personal expression honoring the soul of a
deceased parent or close relative. But at the
same time, it is a celebration of life, a pledge
to live on in the tradition of the parents and
the Jewish people.
In a time of grief, when the feeling of loss
is most acute, it becomes a true act of faith
and devotion to stand and say the words of
trust and praise expressed so beautifullv
in the Kaddish. J
Throughout our history, these wbrds have
been the bond that has held us together
through times of joy and sadness as a PeoDle
and a Faith. F
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UJA Campaign Progress
INVERRARY: International Village, under the chairmanship
of Charles Hill and the cochairmanship of Aaron Koenig, will be
the scene of a campaign rally with entertainment on Sunday
evening, Feb. 27 in the Clubhouse, beginning at 8 o'clock.
Albert Mars will be the guest of honor and the B'nai Sholom-
Sons of Peace will entertain.
Hill and Koenig head a committee that includes Max Blitzstein,
Dr. C. Blumenfeld, Herman Duberstein, Sidney Freshman, Archie
Gould. Etta Greenberg, Sol Hirsch, Dr. Leslie Joseph, Max
Jacobs, Mars, John E. Mullin, Dan Paley, Abraham Rubinstein.
Milton Siegel, Nat Shapiro and Ralph Wexler.
The B'nai Sholom singers have planned to present a repertoire
of Hebrew and Yiddish songs for their final United States ap-
pearance at International Village rally before moving per-
manently to Israel in early March.
This will be the third annual International Village UJA
Campaign Rally. Refreshments will be served.
Harold Slater, general chairman of the over-all Inverrary UJA,
reports progress in organization of the campaign effort, noting
that committees are functioning in both Phase 1 and 2 of The
Greens, The Hills, The Manors, Environ, Fairways, Garden Lakes
and the Country Club.
Vic Gruman and Bob Taylor are serving as general Inverrary
K.chairmen, with campaign organization as Gruman's respon-
sibility. Gruman met with a number of Country Club represen-
tatives Thursday, Jan. 28 to "brainstorm" integration of that
complex in the campaign effort. The Inverrary campaign high
point will come Saturday, March 5 at a dinner-dance at the
Inverrary Country Club. Dr. Vincent Spadola, president of the
Inverrary Men's Golf Association, will be the guest of honor.
PALM-AIRE: Samuel L. Haber, honorary executive vice
chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee a chief
Ix-noficiary of the UJA campaign both locally and nationally, an
agency which assists needy Jews worldwide will be the
principal speaker at a cocktail reception on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in
i he Palm- Aire Social Hall. Marvin Orleans will be the host.
The Palm-Aire UJA Israel Emergency Fund and Local Jewish
Charities is under the cochairmanship of Dr. Sidney Jennes and
Harry Sacks. Al I^evis is honorary chairman.
The committee, still in formation, already includes Michael
Gerrard, James Goldstein, Abe Hersh, Fred Portes, Charles
Kuhen. Sam Schwartz and Sam Young.
THE GALT: Gait's six major high-rise buildings will be in-
volved in two campaign meetings on Sunday, Feb. 13. The first
meeting, at 11 a.m., is for residents of Plaza South and the
Galleon condominiums. Harry Brody is chairman of the Plaza
South UJA and Henry Hyman heads the UJA at Galleon. The
meet ing will be held at the Hilton Hotel.
This meeting will be followed by a meeting at the Ramada Inn
at noon for residents of the South Point, Riviera, Commodore and
I'laya Del Mar buildings.
Both meetings will feature Dr. William Korey, an active figure
in the effort for winning rights for Soviet Jews.
The South Point UJA is under the' chairmanship' o? Alven
Ghertner, with Myron Solomon and Myron Sherman as
cochairmen. The committee consists of Murray Bernhard, Jack
Cohen, Russel Luchtman, Harry Ostroff, Jack Odsess and Sam
The Riviera UJA is under the cochairmanship of Sam Seligman
and Daniel Fligelman. Commodore UJA is headed by Dr. Milton
Nowick. Sid Elkman serves as chairman of the Playa Del Mar
MARGATE: The campaign here is on the threshold of its fifth
annual effort. Israel Resnikoff, who headed the drive last year, is
once again at the helm. His committee so far includes Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Engelberg and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sperber, who
have all agreed to be the hosts for pacesetter meetings in their
homes. The dates will be announced shortly. Resnikoff said he
hopes to have the campaign closing take place at the Margate
Jewish Center.
HAWAIIAN GARDENS PHASE II: The campaign is headed
toward a Feb. 20 breakfast in the Phase IV clubhouse with Joel
Hoch as campaign chairman. The guests will hear Mrs. Milton
Alpert of Albany, N.Y., who was one of the participants in "This
Year in Jerusalem" UJA National Conference last October.
MAJESTIC GARDENS: The campaign is headed toward a
Feb. 27 brunch in the Majestic Gardens Rec Hall I with Hy Spigel
as campaign chairman. The guests will hear Mrs. Bert Lutz, past
president of the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale. To be honored at the breakfast are
Edythe Kampel and Edythe Thaller.
WECARE Volunteer News
The newly named Reach Out1
Committee of the WECARE
Volunteer Program held its first
orientation in-service workshop
recently at the Jewish Federation
Under the guidance of
Marsha Kaplan,
director of Jew-
ish Family Ser-
vices, the volun-
teers became
aware of the
needs and the
means by which
to aid individual
through the various professional
channels in Broward County.
Mrs. Margolin was president of
the Sisterhood of temple Beth
Miriam in Elburn, N.J., served as
a trustee of the Temple and was
president of the Hebrew Ladies
Auxiliary of the Monmouth
Medical Center. She was also
president of the combined auxil-
iaries of the hospital, of the
Jewish Community Center and
the JWB at Fort Monmouth. She
has worked with neurologically
impaired children for the past
eight years and was associated
with the Monmouth School for
Exceptional Children as assistant
to the director and as business
While 48 donors were con-
tributing blood units at Temple
Emanu-El earlier this month, an
emergency call requiring 15 units
of blood was met by the Jewish
Federation WECARE Blood
Bank Program.
WECARE General Chairman
Rovi Faber with daughter, Jody-
ann, and husband, Arthur, were
the first donors.
Rabbi Joel Goor of Temple
Emanu-El, Federation Chaplain
Rabbi Leonard Zoll and Feder-
ation Assistant Director Barry
Axler were among those who
pledged blood again at the next
WECARE Blood Bank Drive.
Donors between the ages of 17
and 60 can volunteer blood, or
send a friend or neighbor to
donate, at the Broward County
Mobile Unit at Temple Beth
Israel, Fort Lauderdale, on
March 24 from 2 to 7 p.m.
President's Council to Convene Lakes BBW To Elect
Officers at Meeting
The next meeting of the
President's Council, consisting of
all the presidents of Jewish
women's organizations in North
Broward will be held Monday,
Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Jewish
Federation office.
Ruth Pine, chairman of the
President's Council of the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, will preside.
Anita Perlman, president of
the Women's Division, will
address the group.
There will also be a showing of
the award-winning documentary
on Soviet Jewry, "Out of Bon-
dage," narrated by Theodore
Mrs. Pine and her cochairmen,
Carolyn Gutman and Florence
Taus, expressed the hope that
each president will attend.
"Our to develop a
more cohesive and cooperative
community of Jewish women'."
organizations," they said.
A meeting of the B'nai B'rith
Women Lakes Chapter No. 1513
is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb.
9, 1 p.m. at City Hall, Lauderdale
Election of officers will take
place after which Ann Ackerman
will review the book entitled
Ninety Minutes at Entebbe.
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Federation's Young Leaders Gather
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The Young Leadership Groups
of Northeast and Plantation
recently held their January dis-
cussion meetings.
The Northeast meeting was
held at the home of Dr. David
and Gail Ehrlich and featured
Abe Gittleson, associate di-
rector of the Central Agency for
Jewish Education in Miami. His
topic, "The Role of the Jew in
Shaping the American Destiny,"
outlined th contributions of Jews
and Jewish values to American
history and life.
The Plantation meeting was
held at the home of Dr. Ron and
Rachel Herbert. The three-
Play Auditions Held
Casting calls for "Carousel," to
be presented by the Plantation
Jewish Congregation, were to be
held on Feb. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. at
the Temple Hall, Plantation.
The production will be pre-
sented on May 21,22,28 and 29.
minute film, "Rachel," was
shown. Barry Axler, assistant
director of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and
Rabbi Leonard Zoll, Jewish
Federation chaplain, led a dis-
cussion on the film.
Couples between the ages of 25
and 40 participate in the Young
Leadership groups.
Len and Barbara Jacobson are
chairmen of the Northeast group,
and Dr. Saul and Ellen Lipsman
are chairmen of the Plantation
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In the mail
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
Apropos of Abu Daoud's
release from prison, I would
suggest or recommend a boycott
of France by all Jewish tourists.
The French government ex-
onerated a murderer. Let us
retaliate in an irretrievable
fashion whereby her depleted
coffers will further feel an inter-
national pinch.'^
We have to deal with our
conspirators in a moat effectual
fashion so that we may derive
some form of retribution.
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French Shopkeepers
Abu Daoud, the man accused of masterminding the
11972 massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich,
Germany, says in an interview in the London Times that
he is willing to return to Germany to prove his innocence.
Be that as it may, for the moment our quarrel is not
with him, but with France, which summarily dismissed
him before either West Germany or Israel could move
through the complex legalities of presenting formal extra-
dition requests to the Quai d'Orsay.
The French keep insisting, most recently through a
fiercely enraged statement by President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing rejecting Western criticism of his government,
that they let Daoud go because the truth is that the
Germans really didn't want Daoud they were afraid of
the possibility of terrorist reprisals.
As for the Israelis, they say, well they didn't have juris-
diction, since the massacre didn't occur in their country.
Thank you very much, Giscard, for your opinions. But
it does seem to us that you might well have let the in-
terested parties speak for themselves.
Charles de Gaulle may long be dead, but France seems
not yet to be able to rid itself of an acromegalic vision of
its status as a world power absolutely not borne out by
anything the French have done to support it from the days
of World War II.
In the Daoud affair, the French may have given some
substance to the vision, but in releasing him, in refusing to
commit themselves to a moral action despite the conse-
quences, in continuing along the old course of Quai
d'Orsay expediency, the French show themselves to be
precisely what they are.
Among other things, that is certainly not a world power
but, as has best been said of them by others, these are a
nation of small-minded shopkeepers.
Carter's' Jewish' Aides
During the Carter campaign for the presidency, top
echelon officials and aides close to Mr. Carter told us of
the "embarrassing number" of Jews with major roles to
play in the Carter think-tank.
This was by way of comparison with the apparent
paucity of Jews in the inner sanctum of the Nixon-Ford
We think it is time now to say that pleasing as the
promise may have been, the fact itself is an irrelevancy.
So far as the Nixon-Ford administration was concerned,
perhaps the real President was Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger, and it does not appear to us that Dr.
Kissinger's Jewishness ever made a particle of difference
in the performance of his diplomatic duties.
Similarly, where so many more Jews are now involved,
and may we say presumably involved?, in the Carter ad-
ministration than was lonely Dr. Kissinger in his heyday,
we are sure that their Jewishness will not make a particle
of difference either.
A final word about Jewish aides. In our opinion, it
would be best to respect the wishes of those among them
who have repeatedly told us they are not Jewish. James
Schlesinger, the new energy chief, says he is not. Michael
Blumenthal, the new Secretary of the Treasury, for all the
similarity in background between him and Kissinger,
insists he is not.
Harold Brown, raised in The Bronx and admittedly
Jewish, has let it be known that Judaism makes no dif-
ference to him.
In our view, their wishes should be respected.
Populist Prexy Praiseworthy
Viennese Anti-Semitic
VIENNA (JTA) An opinion poll conducted by
Vienna University among the Viennese population showed that
there are extensive anti-Semitic attitudes in the Austrian
According to the poll, 38 percent of the Viennese maintain
that Jews despise physical work; 50 percent think that Jews
dominate the international financial scene and cause quite a lot
of mischief in history; and 33 percent believe that Jews are
superior in business life.
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JIMMY CARTER has made it
eminently clear that he hopes to
be a populist President. Carter's
instant pardoning of the Vietnam
draft-evaders shows this more
than anything else more than
his hand-in-hand walk with his
wife during the inaugural, more
than his intention to wear blue
jeans in the White House, more
than his carrying his own suitbag
in transit.
If he is successful, we will be
fortunate to see so radical a turn-
around in the presidency, which
Plains back during the winter
holiday season ended with what
can only be described as a prayer:
"Be good to us ... Be wise with
us." It had the spirit of a
betrayed and beaten animal
begging for mercy and surcease
a spirit that was good because
it was so frank; and bad because
it showed surrender, because it
suggested that we have forgotten
that it is the people who are the
ultimate source of the nation's
power, not an American em-
In any case, the Walters inter-
view, for all of its supplication,
could not have been construed by
the then-President-Elect in any
way other than that we have all
Continued on Page 13
during the Nixomanic years had
become imperial and which, even
during the brief Ford era of good
feelings, remained an essentially
closed IBM-type corporate
IF CARTER'S intention to be
populist has been more than
clearly stated and on more than
one occasion, so have a weary
people's pleas been made un-
mistakable that they want it that
way, too.
Barbara Walters' interview
with President and Mrs. Carter in
A Menace Stalks the Nation
Friday, February 4,1977
Volume 6
Number 3
There's a menace stalking this
nation and it's not communism.
Fundamental religions of all
varieties, Christian and Jewish
included, are threatening the
sacred rights of Americans of all
faiths or none in the name
of their own gods.
In the long run the difference
between Stalinism Leninism -
Maoism and Religious Funda-
mentalism is small because their
ultimate end is the same: Strict
Conformity to The Word.
FOR JEWS, this should be of
great concern. In modern times
we have witnessed the total-
itarian anti-Semitism W Stalin
and Hitler. In the Middle
Ages that of Torquemada and
Martin Luther. Our leadership,
the defense agencies, the pulpits,
all seem to have little under-
standing of the meaning of
religious extremism today.
This being a "Christian"
country we have become ac-
customed to the annoyances and
petty discriminations that
means. The notorious Sunday
blue laws which imposed
restrictions on those who either
did not believe or cared not to
observe Sunday as "the Sab-
bath" came out of the Protestant
The laws against birth control
information or devices were
Catholic contrivances, and the
list of violations of the First
Amendment rights through
religion-based laws is a long one
in our200-year history.
FORTUNATELY, there are
many who do not believe that the
laws and ordinances of another
day are necessarily applicable to
our time and particularly if given
the sanctification of some
religion. That, sadly, is what all
the debate really was about over
the Metro ordinance which was
amended recently to give homo-
sexuals the civil rights which
they are being denied through
discriminatory acts in housing
and employment.
Sadly, because it revealed a
streak of bigotry and meanness
in so many otherwise or
seemingly otherwise nice
people. It was sad because the
one Black member of the Com-
mission played Uncle Tom in his
failure to understand that he was
there by virtue of the fight others
had waged so that Blacks were
given, at least under law. those
same rights.
AS LABOR leader and Com-
missioner Bill Oliver pointed out,
it was these same types who
argued that if their god meant for
all men to be equal, he would
have made them all white, who
were no invoking that god
against homosexuals' rights as
Right out of the Old Testa-
ment, too. The Herald reported
that "The Orthodox Rabbinical
Council of Greater Miami sub-
mitted a letter to express its
opposition," joining with Anita
Bryant, who sells Florida orange
juice (any significance in the
devastation of the orange crop
last week?), and Alvin Dark,
manager of baseball players who
are known as the most dirty-
mouthed of all athletes, and a
representative of the Catholic
If you wanted to look for
crew who would impose, by forco
if necessary, their religious
beliefs on others, the Metro Com
mission chamber was an ideal
place to recruit that day.
THESE ARE people who
would choose the tough parts of
Leviticus and ignore the
prophets, but those Jews who
might be comforted by their use
of the Old Testament ought not
to forget that their ancestors also
had a handy New Testament
which, in the Fourth Gospel
(John), teaches that it was the
Jews as a people who were guilty
of the death of Jesus. And.
despite the efforts of many
Christian theologians, teachers
and even a Pope (also by the
name of John), there are many
dedicated Christians who cling to
the group libel which over the
many years of Christian
examples of following their leader
of love, has led to death and
discrimination for the Jew.
As Leo Mindlin wrote in his
column last week, deicide is an
article of faith even with people
like William F. Buckley who does
not agree with his church's
modern position on the Jews.
Think of the millions who do
not have his education or access
to information who would be
ready to mount a new Crusade
against the Jew legally, of
course, because it says so in the
New Testment, The Literal Word
of God.
By coincidence, I read recently
an article by literary critic Eliot
Freeman-Smith on Buckley,
dealing with the acceptance by
the liberal establishment of this
(Buckley) expressed disgust at
overt anti-Semitism; he was per-
suasive in suggesting that con-
servatism need not be entirely
selfish, negative, nativist or
otherwise loathsome and crack-
pot ." That believing the Jews
are guilty of the death of Jesus as
Gospel does not make him an
overt anti-Semite shows the
s hallow ness of the Buckley mind
in not recognizing that this belief
inevitably leads to anti-Semitism
in action.
The rights of these people to
believe and practice their religion
is not challenged in any way by
our refusal to permit them to
impose their beliefs and practices
on others, whether by legal
means or by the sword and fire of
the fanatic. If people want to
worship snakes, that's okay with
me provided they don't let
their snakes loose to bite others.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Pag* 6
Jackson Debates U.S. Oil Policy

Sen. Henry Jackson (D.,
Wash.) outlined a five-point
program here Sunday for
United States energy
policy, that strongly
stressed conservation as a
means to allay the crisis
"that is so critical."
Speaking to some 300
delegates of the National
Jewish Community Re-
lations Advisory Council
Plenary Session at the
Konover Hotel on Miami
Beach, Jackson said "in
terms of front end capital
required conservation is the
cheapest way to save a
barrel of oil" and added
that he was optimistic that
the problem could be
"I am confident that we
can do it," Jackson said.
session was Dr. Herbert Callen, a
physicist from the University of
Pennsylvania, a member of the
Philadelphia Jewish Community
Relations Council, and president
of American Professors for Peace
in the Middle East, who ap-
parently was not.
Presenting a "grim" view of
the energy situation, he said that
"1 don't see that we're going to
solve the oil problem. The energy
problem will get worse."
When Dr. Callen declared that
it is "much to our advantage to
.buy Arab oil, rather than use our
oil," murmurs of disbelief rippled
through the audience.
"OUR POLICY should be
maximum imports and minimum
production," Dr. Callen said,
cautioning that "we as Jews are
particularly vulnerable to social
disruptions that internally and
externally are very great indeed."
Dr. Callen disagreed with
.Jackson's conservation proposal
saying that conservation only
buys time, it doesn't solve the
SEN. JACKSON cited that 40
percent of the 17 million barrels
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]The real culprit," Jackson
said, "is the automobile. Tell
Detroit to quit building big gas-
Jackson also said more
stringent building codes that
utilize energy-saving designs
"are of critical importance."
Dr. Callen said consumption
increases at a rate of 5 percent
per year, doubling every 14 years.
"If conservation measures cut
down the rate of usage by 50
percent then that puts us back
where we were 14 years ago. It
only buys 14 years of time."
"THE 5 PERCENT consump
tion increase cannot be stopped,
it is not too high," Dr. Callen
said, explaining that a two
percent increase in consumption
comes from a 2 percent
population increase and that a 3
percent increase in per capita
consumption each year is not
Jackson also stressed the
development of finite (coal, gaso-
line, petroleum, oil shale and geo-
thermal) and infinite (solar,
fusion and hydrogen) resources.
"There are two trillion barrels
of potential oil locked up in a rock
called oil shale," Jackson said,
but qualified his statement by
adding "oil shale (development)
is down the road a ways."
DR. CALLEN emphasized the
concept of scale in the develop-
ment of alternate energy sources.
"No technical problem in the
history of the earth has ever ap-
proached the magnitude of that
of finding and developing
alternate sources of energy," he
From the bureaucratic point of
view Jackson mentioned that a
Department of Energy and
Natural Resources is being set up
to centralize all efforts in this
Both the senator and the
professor agreed that mobilizing
the nation to face the crisis is
"It behooves us (as Jews) to
explain to the American people
the gravity of the situation," Dr.
Callen said.
"We must mobilize this nation
for the greatest crisis that we
face, domestically and inter-
nationally," Jackson concluded.
Israel's Air Force to Play
Lesser Role in Years Ahead?
TEL AVIV Israel has a brilliant modern Air Force. Will
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Air Force in a new war.
He quotes Gen. Peled, Chief of Israel's Air Force, that
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everything. Gen. Peled stressed that it is not possible to assure
the entire defense of the State only with a strong Air Force.
THE YOM KIPPUR War proved that also. Those who had
exaggerated hopes on that score were disappointed. Schiff
quotes other skeptics, who point out as follows: The Americans
lost the war in Vietnam although they had the best air vessels
and controlled the skies over the front.
Schiff, however, answers the skeptics: The Americans set
themselves limited goals in Vietnam from the very beginning,
which they didn't want to exceed. For this reason, the best air-
planes could not be the decisive factor in such a war.
ISRAEL, on the other hand, finds itself in another
situation altogether: since the Arabs will surely conduct a total
war and Israel will have to reply in kind. In such a case, the
most modern planes have completely different missions.
Schiff arrives at the conclusion that Israel will have air
superiority in the '80s also, but no one can guarantee that the
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, February 4,1977
Deerfield/CV Firms Plan for UJA Event Europe's Press Wishes j-
Evelyn Denner, cochairperson of 1977 Campaign; Irving R.
Friedman, chairman 1977 Campaign for Century
Village Deer field Beach; and Regina Grossman, cochairperson
of the Advance Gifts Reception and Ben Grossman, Building
The Deerfield Beach/-Century
Village community is in the final
planning stages for its Chai Lun-
cheon, which will be held on
Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Inver
rary Country Club for UJA fund-
Irving R. Friedman, chairman,
and Evelyn Denner, cochair-
person of the 1977 campaign have
announced that Israel Amitai of
Jerusalem, playwright, journalist
and theater director, will be guest
speaker at the affair.
Amitai is a
Sabra, a native-
born Israeli, and
served in the Ha-
ganah (Israeli
underground de-
fense forces) at
the age of 15. In
World War II, he
served the AMITAI
Jewish Agency regiments in co-
operation with the British
Government. Amitai also fought
in Israel's War for Independence
and was a captain in the Israeli
Defense Army.
Presently Amitai is a television
producer. He has produced and
directed over 1,000 public affairs,
arts, cultural, educational and
other TV programs.
Amitai is a journalist by
profession and he was one of the
first editors, writers and directors
for Israel's Defense Army radio
Regina Grossman, chairperson, Advance Gifts; Mannie Later he was an editor of
Rosenblum, catering arrangements; Esthyr Rosenblum, cater- Davar, an Israeli daily, and Dvar
ing arrangements; Bernard Berne, chairperson. Advance Gifts; Hashavua, a magazine. Amitai
Dorothy Rosenblatt, cochairperson. Advance Gifts. has also authored many articles,
plays and radio scripts.
There are almost 100 volun-
teers serving on the Chai Lun-
cheon Committee. Frances
Nusbaum is serving as chair-
person of the Publicity Com-
Gilah Hadassah
To Hear Book Review
On Feb. 16, the Gilah Group of
Hadassah will meet at the Inver-
rary Country Club at noon to
hear a book review on The Jewish
Mystique, by Dr. Ernest Van
Den Haag.
Adele Kleinfeld, past president
of Hadassah from Fort Lee, N.J.,
will give the review.
Refreshments will be served.
Members and friends are invited.
Henry Hail, Farewell
Continued from Page 1-
In the Middle East, the Secretary
of State succeeded in pressing
back the influence of the Soviet
Union; SALT I agreement
remains a useful step on the road
to nuclear disarmament if there is
success in concluding the sub-
sequent agreement and in doing
this, avoiding the mistakes of the
first agreement; Kissinger s
much criticized realpolitik has
brought continuity to America's
Russian policy which previously
vascillated between total an-
tagonism (as in the cold war) or a
total community of interests (as
in the Second World War); as a
mixture between rivalry and a
partial community of interests,
say in the avoidance of a nuclear
war, this policy will continue to
be pursued under Carter too.
"Perhaps the new men will lack
the intellectual brilliance which
Kissinger possessed. NATO
Secretary General Luos in taking
leave of Kissinger characterized
him as great." According to
Jacob Burckhardt. the decision
regarding historical greatness
depends at times on the per-
sonality, at times more on the
effect." All in all in the case of
Kissinger, it is more the per-
sonality. Therefore we too shall
miss him. Good Bye. Henry!"
As to the Carter team, the
press praised Carter's telephone
contact with Chancellor Schmidt
even before his inauguration. The
press also commented upon
Carter's announcement that he
would send his Vice President to
Western Europe and Japan right
after inauguration day.
IN THE Neue Ruhr Zeitung it
was noted: "For German policy,
Carter seems already today to
guarantee the continuity in
relations which has grown in the
past 30 years a good portent
for the years of his presidency
and for the multiple personal
contacts which lie ahead."
IN THE Frankfurter Neue
Presse it was opined that "The
announced visit this week of
the new American Vice President
Mondale to Western Europe and
Japan is more than a diplomatic
gesture of politeness on the part
of a new administration in
Washington. Mondale's visit can
be a good beginning to show that
the Government in Washington
is drawing away from secret dip-
lomatic acrobatics and from
going it alone, and in the future
will take more strongly into its
calculations the views and con-
cerns of allies and friends.
Irving R. Friedman, overall chairman for Century
Village / Deerfield Beach; Nachum Astar, Israel Consul; Irving
L. Geisser, executive director of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale; and Abe Rosenblatt,
secretary treasurer for the Century Village Campaign.
Lea Rabin, Jacob Levinson
Featured at AMPAL Brunch
The First Lady of Israel Lea
Rabin will be the guest of
honor at the annual brunch of the
A mpal-American Israel Cor-
poration Sunday, Feb. 6, at the
Doral Hotel in Miami Beach,
according to Shmuel Erner,
southern regional director of the
A mpal group.
Also appearing at the event for
Ampal*s South Florida investors
and friends will be Jacob Levin-
son, chairman of the board of
Bank Hapoalim B.M. and board
chairman of Ampal. Erner said.
Mrs. Rabin, who lends her
patronage to a wide variety of
social and welfare projects in
I srael, has been actively involved
in voluntary humanitarian work
for most of her adult life. During
the Yom Kippur War, she
assisted the families of many
wounded soldiers, and
throughout the days of the Six-
Day War in 1967, she worked
intensively with casualties.
Between the two wars, while
Yitzhak Rabin was Israel's chief
envoy to the United States, Mrs.
Rabin continued her activities on
behalf of the ongoing rehab-
ilitation of wounded soldiers.
Levinson, born and educated in
V*re. & Sever*** **
Rabin |
Israel, has been largely respon-
sible for Bank Hapoallm's
growth in Israel during the past
seven years. It now is Israel's
second largest, and one hundred
and twenty-fourth in the roster of
world banks.
Ampal, which incorporates a
wide variety of financial insti-
tutions under the Ampal
American Israel Corporation, is
engaged in mobilizing American
investor capital and channeling it
into productive Israeli en-
terprises. There are more than
600 Ampal investors in the South
Florida area.
Further information on the
Ampal group is available by con-
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale --......--.- P***7
At the Plenary: Our Economic Problems Need Solving
In their own self-interest,
Jewish groups should get
involved in trying to solve
the economic problems
plaguing America, two
leading Jewish community
relations specialists coun-
seled the Plenary Session of
the National Jewish Com-
munity Relations Advisory
Council here this week.
"With or without us,"
said Seymour Samet,
director of domestic affairs
of the American Jewish
Committee, "the ideolog-
ical and political battle-
ground for minorities in the
year ahead will deal with
new social and economic
SAMET, former director of the
Miami office of the Americai
Jewish Committee, said that
"with us or without us, others
often with less skill and some
with less integrity will not
hesitate to press their views."
At the same session, Howard
Rieger, a nationally-known
expert on urban affairs, urged
delegates to try to rekindle some
of the activity that led to the
social reforms of the 1960s.
Rieger, director of community
relations and urban affairs of the
Jewish Community Federation of
Cleveland, said that such activity
is necessary not only to help meet
the needs of the country, but also
to "strengthen our own
The Plenary is the highest
policy-making body of the
NJCRAC, which coordinates the
community relations work of nine
national Jewish agencies and 101
Jewish community groups across
the country.
One of the major problems
pointed out by Rieger is that "the
old coalitions (that worked to-
gether for social change in the
'60s) have truly died."
Now that the struggle of the
'60s for civil rights legislation is
over, "economics have become, to
a significant extent, the present-
day intergroup relations agenda.
Yet this agenda, and of itself, is
incapable of generating ongoing
coalition activities at the local
level,"' said.
Jewi groups must carefully
explore new methods of
generating coalitions.
Jewish college graduates are
among those hardest hit by lack
of suitable jobs. And even where
Jews are not directly troubled by
joblessness, they pay for it.
Unemployment, Samet said, has
been shown to be responsible for
the higher crime rate. Fur-
thermore, the government is
forced to raise taxes to cope with
the various problems created by
lack of work.
Citing further examples of how
Jewish communities are being
affected by the crisis of the cities,
Rieger said there is a drastic need
for work in at least the following
areas: school desegregation
problems; hunger; community
development; translating the
promises of the new admin-
istration into action, and Black-
Jewish relationships.
Until truly effective coalitions
can be built, he said, perhaps
Jewish groups can start work on
their own.
"Unilateral intervention in
areas of self-interest," he said,
"such as stabilization," he said,
borhoods with Jewish
population, can sometimes be
more effective than trying to
create coalitions to achieve these
Both Samet and Rieger con-
cluded by stressing the necessity
for Jewish groups to get moving
on domestic problems.
"... the credibility of Jewish
community relations
organizations depends to a very
large extent upon the manner in
which they are perceived in the
general community," Rieger
Samet agreed, but he warned,
"No matter what we do or say,
there will be those who suspect us
of being too radical and a threat
to their vested interests. Others
will accuse us of being too
moderate and too slow. These are
risks we all take when we venture
into new territories. They are
worth taking."
.. .And in Other Sessions Here
Coral Ridge ORT Sets Meet, Party
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the
Coral Ridge Chapter of Womens
American ORT will meet at Man-
gurian's South Showroom, Fort
The general meeting at 12:30
p.m., preceded by coffee and
cake, will be followed by a pre-
sentation by the interior design
staff of Mangurian's.
party at the Wilton Manors
Womens Club.
In other sessions of the
Plenary here, a widely-published
social psychologist and an
authority on civil liberties joined
at a meeting in appraising overt,
organized anti-Semitism as at a
low ebb in America today, but
both advised vigilance against
the re-emergence of right-wing
Earl Raab, executive director
of the San Francisco Jewish
Community Relations Council,
said that although "classical
overt anti-Semitism ... is at a
low level this does not mean
that the private reservoir of
cultural anti-Semitism held by so
many Americans had been dis-
sipated ..The latest evidence
shows that it has not been."
RAAB URGED delegates,
representing the nine national
and 101 community agencies that
constitute NJCRAC, "not to
allow ... a reaffirmation of
American freedom to be pre-
empted by right-wing extremists,
who will use it perversely should
a vulnerable situation arise in
this country."
Justin Finger, assistant
director, Civil Rights Division,
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
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Craig Blafer, son of Dr. and
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Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at The Recon-
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Lavy Becker will officiate at the
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B'rith, observed that right-wing
activity, and its potential anti-
Semitism, "historically has
surfaced and shown strength
during the tenure of Democratic
and/or liberal administrations.
Such a resurgence at this time
will not take the shape it did in
the heyday of the John Birch
"The America of 1977 rejects
accusations of ubiquitous Com-
munist conspiracies and is less
concerned about even the real
problem of Soviet imperialism
than previously. America now
looks inward, and if a Far Right
movement does emerge its focus
will most likely be on real
domestic concerns, especially
economic and racial problems."
"THE RETREAT phase of the
Soviet Jewish question would
appear to be approaching an
end," Dr. William B. Korey,
director of B'nai B'rith Inter-
national Council, told the
"Objective forces are creating
favorable circumstances for the
resumption of forward move-
ment. The opportunities must
not be lost."
Both Korey and Edward
Rosenthal, director of the Com-
munity Relations Committee of
the Greater Miami Jewish Feder-
ation, outlined specific strategies
and programs for actions on
behalf of Soviet Jewry.
LEO PFEFFER, a nationally-
recognized civil liberties
authority, warned delegates to
the Plenary Session against a
trend that could lead to required
prayers in public schools, and
Rabbi Balfour Brickner urged a
closer look at the divergent
trends within Christianity.
Dr. Pfeffer is special counsel to
the American Jewish Congress.
Brickner told the delegates
that "We reiterate our commit-
ment to the pursuit of inter-
religious relations, but our per-
formance is spotty and often half-

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Friday, February 4, W77
Giscard Enraged By World's Criticism
PARIS (JTA) French President Valery Giscard
I'Estaing said here that "France has no lessons to receive
rom anyone" and charged that the international protests
aused by the release of Palestinian terrorist Abu Daoud
vere part "of a worldwide orchestrated campaign of
nsults and calumnies against France."
The President, who used harsh President gave for France's
ind strong statements in at-
acking all those who had
riticized Daoud's liberation, said
France's foreign policy is not
aid down in the news rooms of
nternational news media but is
vorked out by the President, the
'rime Minister and the gover-
GISCARD d'Estaing kept the
\bu Daoud issue to the end of his
jress conference and then
ievoted only 15 minutes to it.
However, they were minutes
packed with open anger.
Giscard d'Estaing stressed:
France has been the object of a
worldwide campaign of insults
and vilification which hit at
France's honor and dignity." He
added that "The amplitude of the
slander campaign just does not
seem to accept that France has
an independent policy."
The only explanation the
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization announced through
Assistant Director Roy Hert-
zbach, that new chapters will be
opening in Sunrise soon.
"Because of the tremendous
influx of Jewish families to the
Greater Fort Lauderdale area,
more Jewish teenagers are
searching for youth organizations
that will help them assimilate
into their new Jewish com-
munity," Hertzbach said. "We
have been swamped with phone
calls by concerned parents and
lonely teens hoping to find a
chapter near them with open
membership. Our BBG and AZA
chapters in Plantation have
reached maximum membership,"
he said.
The B'nai B'rith Youth Or-
is sponsored by B'nai
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addressed "to the families of 11
Israeli victims of the Munich
EVEN TO them, he did not
offer sympathy or even a
message of condolences but gave
a ten-word legal explanation of
why France had turned down the
Israeli extradition request.
The President, who seemed to
hint at a Jewish campaign
against France in his statement,
went on to remind the Munich
victims' families that "they
should respect French laws which
know no ambiguities whatever
the reactions they might give rise i
He underlined that these
families should rely on French
laws especially as they had
known in "other times and in
other places an unjust, arbitrary
and state imposed justice."
GISCARD d'Estaing blamed
West Germany for Daoud's
release saying that the chief of
the French Foreign Ministry's
cabinet asked that the West
German Charge d'Affaires speed
up the diplomatic request for his
extradition. He said that when no
request was received on Tuesday,
the Palestinian was released.
The French President went on
to recall that Daoud was only
charged with having instigated
the Munich massacre and noted
that the three surviving
Palestinians who carried out the
attack were freed by West
Germany six weeks after the
actual killing.
"Where are they now?"
Giscard d'Estaing asked.
HE TRIED to impress on his
listeners France's "even-handed"
attitude by saying that during
the Entebbe affair France refused
to accept any discrimination
between French and Israelis
aboard the plane. He claimed
France had always adopted a
strong-arm approach to terrorism
and quoted in evidence the fact
that the Croatian terrorists who
hijacked a TWA plane were
arrested and handed over to the
American police.
The French President's state-
ment took by surprise French
officials, foreign diplomats and
Israeli circles. They all thought
Giscard d'Estaing would use his
press conference to try and
placate Israeli anger. But, ap-
parently, smarting personally
JNF Founding Celebrated
GENEVA (JTA) A ceremony was held in the
Congress Hall in Basel Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of
the establishment of the Jewish National Fund in the same hall
where the first World Zionist Congress was held in 1897.
Israel's Ambassador to Switzerland, Jaakov Shimoni, said that
the appeal of the return to the land still exists in Israel, though
it has lost part of its strength due to modern technology.
from the international criticism
of France, he lashed out at Israel
and world opinion.
OFFICIALS here believe that
Franco-Israeli relations are now
at a. stalemate. Giscard
d'Estaing's angry outburst will
not permit Israeli Ambassador
Mordechai Gazit to return to his
post in Paris soon and will
probably force the Israeli
authorities to reply in kind.
Officials here say Giscard
d'Estaing's attitude was dictated
by personal considerations and
also by the split within his
majority coalition.
He apparently feared that the
group that split away under the
leadership of former Premier
Jacques Chirac would accuse him
of minimizing France's honor and
dignity. Whatever the reason, the
Franco-Israeli crisis has now
moved up one notch.
The Fort Lauderdale Center for
the Blind recently changed its
name to the Broward Center for
the Blind, to emphasize services
for all legally blind citizens, 18
and over. The Center is a
beneficiary agency of United

"1 don't believe that there is a better way
to express your reelings than to actually go
to Israel....There is something special about
the Holy Land... .Those who go, come back
entirely different. They see something that
no words can describe."
So spoke Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister
of Israel, at the beginning of this Solidarity
Pilgrimage Year. Yet, what Rabin said is an
echo of what every person has felt who has
ever visited Israel. You know this.
If you don't you'll learn it at Pesach, when,
sitting at the Seder in Israel, every symbol
of this festival of freedom will take on
richness that almost aches.
You'll know the feeling when you join the
crowd and dance through the streets on
Purim or Independence Day.
You'll feel it on Shavuot, as the First
Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel
Fruits are paraded through the kibbutz
with so much bursting pride. And at the
Western Wall, where the ancient chanting
through the night seems to make centuries
melt away.
You'll know what "no words can de-
scribe" when you walk through the streets
of Israel at Sukkot, and find yourself sur-
rounded by beautiful Sukkot booths in
every yard and on every balcony.
You'll feel it at Chanukah, at the candle
lighting ceremony atop Mount Zion.
But you don't need a celebration to share
these experiences. Because every day of
Solidarity Year is a celebration of your
partnership with Israel.
And once you go and feel these things for
the first time, as many times as you return
will never be enough.

Contact your tiavel agent or
The Israel Government Tourist Office,
75 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30JO8

Friday, February 4k 1977
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
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^Anita Perlman to Keynote
Symposium at Beth Israel
Mrs. Louis L. Perlman,
president of the Women's
Division of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Fort Lauderdale, will
be the keynote speaker at a sym-
posium sponsored by Temple
Beth Israel on Friday evening,
Feb. 4, in the Temple.
Sam Oppenheimer, chairman
of the event, announced that the
topic would be "The West Brow-
-^ird Jewish Community Its
Growth and Challenges." Mrs.
Perlman will speak at the con-
clusion of the Friday evening
Mrs. Perlman's
address, the con-
gregants will
have a chance
during the Oneg
**"~Shabbat spon-
sored by Federa-
tion to receive
more information
on the following
Federation pro-
grams: Jewish
Community Center, Jewish Edu-
cation, the WECARE Volunteer
Program, UJA campaign and
In addition to serving as
president of the Women's
Division, Mrs. Perlman is the
international chairman of the
B'nai B'rith Youth Commission,
past president of the Inter-
national B'nai B'rith Women and
chairman of the Chicago March
of Dimes.
Mrs. Perlman and her husband
Lou, are fellows of Brandeis Uni-
versity, are active in the Weiz-
mann Institute of Science and the
American Friends of the Hebrew
University, of which Lou is
current president in Chicago.
The couple was honored last
summer by the Jewish National
Fund. In another tribute, Camp
Star-Lite, in the Pocono
Mountains, was renamed Camp
Perlman in their honor.
Men's Clubs to
Preview Film
The men's clubs of Temple
Beth Israel and Temple Beth
Torah have teamed up to sponsor
a sneak preview of "Voyage of
the Damned" on Thursday, Feb.
17 at the Lauderhill Cinema at
8:15 p.m.
The film tells the story of 937
lews, released by Hitler in 1939,
and placed aboard the luxury
liner "St. Louis" for immigration
to Cuba.
Upon arrival in Havana,
Cuban authorities refused to
allow the refugees to disembark.
Starring are Faye Dunaway,
Max Von Sydow, Oskar Werner,
Malcolm MacDowell, Orson
Welles, James Mason, Lee Grant,
Katherine Ross and Ben Gazzara.
Herzl HadassGh
Slates Meeting
The Herzl Group of Hadassah
of West Broward will hold its
next meeting on Wednesday,
Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Tamarac
Jewish Center.
There will be another showing
of the "Mikado" in Yiddish on
March 10 at Fort Lauderdale
High School. Lillian Pace is
ticket chairperson.
More tourists are visiting
(Kruger National Park)
(Home of the White Rhino)
Table Mountain
(Cape Town)
...than ever before.
All these places are in
A world tour in one country.
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Temple Lecture
Series Topics Set
Harry Selis, chairman of Adult
Education of Temple Sholom of
Pompano Beach, has announced
that the following lectures will be
offered every Wednesday begin-
ning Feb. 9:
Feb. 9, "Denominations of
Judaism, a Historical and Ideo-
logical Survey," Rabbi Morris A.
Skop, instructor.
Feb. 16, "Introduction to
Genesis," Dr. Solomon Geld,
Feb. 23, "Gems of the
Talmud," Rabbi Skop, in-
March 2, "Jewish Music,"
Cantor Jacob J. Renzer, in-
March 9, "The Chassidic
Movement," Dr. Geld, in-
March 16, "Builders of
Israel," Rabbi Skop, instructor.
March 23, "Judah Halevi
Poet/Philosopher," Dr. Geld,
March 30, "The Festival of
Passover," Rabbi Skop, in-
Every Wednesday,
Beginners Hebrew Continued,
Sam Marks, instructor.
A question and answer period
will follow each lecture.
ORT Luncheon to Feature Gould
The Diplomat Hotel in Holly
wood, Fla., will be the site ol
Broward ORT's Social
Assistance luncheon on Wed-
nesday, Feb. 23.
Some 1,000 women are ex-
pected to attend to hear guest
speaker Nathan Gould of New
York, national executive director
and vice president of Women's
Session Arranged
On Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., the
Sisterhood of Temple Sholom will
sponsor a program to com-
memorate Brotherhood Month.
The Rev. Dwayne Black of the
First United Presbyterian
Church, the Rev. Christopher
Kelly of St. Martin in the Fields
Episcopal Church, Rabbi Ben-
jamin Rosyan of Temple Eternal
Light Ner Tamid Center of Boca
Raton and Rabbi Morris A. Skop
of Temple Sholom will discuss
women in various religions.
A question and answer period
will follow. Members and visitors
are invited to attend.
American ORT (Organization for
Rehabilitation through
Gould's topic will be "The
Social Assistance Project and its
Applications in the Lives of
ORT's Students."
The Social Assistance Project
aids students by building kit-
chens, canteen, dormitory and
sanitary installations in ORT
schools worldwide. ORT supplies
needy students with meals,
clothing, textbooks, pocket
money and provides trans-
portation when needed. The
program arranges for cultural
events and looks after
recreational needs.
ORT members invited to
attend the luncheon are
"Mothers to Another," those
who contribute to the financial
support of one child for at least
one month.
Mrs. Lawrence Chait, Special
Projects vice president and chair-
person of the luncheon, said she
was "very excited" that Gould
would be present.
The Broward Region consists
of 31 chapters and 3,700 members
in Broward County.
Mrs. Herbert Wormser is
president and Mrs. Samuel Press
is chairman of the Executive
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Port Lauderdale_________
Friday, February 4,10T7
Patron Division Women Hold Five Campaign Luncheons^
Shown at Point of Americas Patron luncheon are: (left to right)
Marilyn Gould, campaign vice chairman; Sylvia Schear, Patron
chairman; Rebecca Hodes, general campaign chairman; and
Myra Greenstone. The luncheon was held at Schearbrook Farm
in Lake Worth.
The Plantation luncheon was held at the Tower Club. Leaders of the
Plantation Women's Division at the luncheon are (left to right) Sandy
Goldenberg, Plantation chairman; Seena Sloan, Plantation cochair-
man; Myra Greenstone; Pearl Reinstein, luncheon cochairman; and
Harriet Greene, luncheon cochairman.
Five area luncheons were held during the
week of Jan. 17 for the Patron Division of the
Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of
Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Guest speaker for the luncheons was Myra
Greenstone, State of New Jersey chairman of
United Jewish Appeal's National Women s

The Woodlands Women's Division luncheon was held at the
home of Mrs. Abraham Kates and over 75 persons attended.
Shown are (left to right) Chairman Gladys Daren, Myra
Greenstone, andRozEntin, cochairman.
Shown at the Northeast and Gait Patron luncheon, which was held at
the home of Janice Starrels are (left to right) Ruth Pine, Northeast
chairman; Janice Starrels, hostess; Myra Greenstone; Selma Streng,
Gait chairman; and Mimi Bederman, Northeast cochairman.
Leaders of the Palm-Aire luncheon are (left to right) Kelly \
Freeman, Edith Lipson, Fran Sicular and Irma Jentis.

Also at the Palm-Aire luncheon are (left to
right) Pearl Sherwood, Barbara Ehrtich.
Helen Cohen, Sura Pleet, Anne Monarch and
Ruth Portes, hostess.

Friday, February 4,1977
The Jewish Floridian of Greater Port Lauderdale
70 Woodlands
Men Welcome
Tael Day an To
Campaign Dinner

Bernard Libros, Woodlands chairman, Yael Dayan, guest speaker, and Sen. Samuel L.
Greenberg, general campaign chairman.
Irving Geisser, executive director, Jewish
Federation of Fort Lauderdale and David
Miller, Woodlands committee.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kane, hosts for $1,006
minimum "men only" dinner at their home in
Yael Dayan of Israel, guest
speaker, and Mrs. Martin Kane,
hostess, were the lone women at
the Woodlands UJA $1,000
minimum dinner on Tuesday, Jan.
11. Over 70 menWoodlands
women have their own campaign
effortcontributed more than was
raised at a similar dinner one year
ago. The Woodlands drive is under
the chairmanship of Bernie Libros.
The dinner was held in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Kane.

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Clarence Obletz, Sam Leber and Dr. Harry Parker, all Woodlands
committee members.
Robert Adler, Henry Klar and Saul Goldmark, all are Woodlands
cabinet members.
ola, Woodlands committee member, Earl Yale Fine and
\les Locke, Woodlands committee member.
Ben Roisman, Woodlands cabinet member,
Robert Adler, Woodlands cabinet member.
Bernard Libros, chairman of Woodlands and

The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdalt
Friday, February 4,1977
death f or anyone with an Open TT1in6 aBOUt It
DR. ELISABETH Kubler-Ross, author of On Death
and Dying, recommends Dr. Raymond Moody's book
for "anyone with an open mind." His book. Life After
Life (Bantam, 187p., SI.95), is an ongoing study of
people who have experienced "clinical death" and have
been revived to tell what happened to them while they
were dead. The book suggests similar recurring phen-
omena in hundreds of cases.
Kubler-Ross, herself a well-known authority on the
care of dying people, has come to some of the same
seemingly fantastic conclusions on life after death.
of the Holocaust Living in America (Knopf, 242p.,
$8.95) is a compassionate and revealing look at the
arrival and settlement of Holocaust victims in America.
The catalyst for the series of experiences are the 1972
deportation hearings of Hermine Rraunsteiner, a
Susan panoff)
German woman living in Queens, who had been
identified as a former SS guard. Rabinowitz shows us
the care and difficulty with which survivors bear exact
Rabinowitz follows the release of each survivor from
the camps. She traces their patterns of behavior in
response to a variety of experiences in America: from
one refugee's settlement in a small town in Texas to the
conflict another survivor feels over America s in-
volvement in the Vietnam War. The way in which
survivors have knit their lives back together is a
growing area of interest.
A RELATED concern is the emerging body of
literature written by the children of Holocaust sur-
vivors. Their psychological and emotional problems are
dealt with in the paperback Living After the
Holocaust: Reflections by the Post-War Generation m
America edited by Lucy Y. Steinitz with David M.
Szonyi (Block, 149p.,$3.50).
The book is an anthology of personal narratives,
poems and conversations, much of which is written by
the sons and daughters of survivors. The editors have
also included sensitive articles by young adults who are
not related to survivors, except through a deep
emotional tie to the Holocaust.
Shocking Stopy
Of mme. kitty
Coming to Screen
HOLLYWOOD "Madam Kitty," an Italian-made picture
starring the Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin, Austrian Helmut
Berger, British newcomer Terese Ann Savoy, Yugoslav performer
Hckim Fehmin, John Ireland from the United States, the Italian
Stefano Satta Flores. and Tina Aumont (daughter of Jean Pierre
Aumont). has been shown to us privately by Trans-American
Films, the U.S. distributors.
Director Tinto Brass claims that the shocking story of "Madam
Kitty" was derived from a composite of documents collected during
the Nuremberg trials and / or found in German and Allied libraries
after the war. Brass is attempting to show to his international
audience the depth of dehumanization to which a nation could sink
under the lust for power of the individual.
SALON KITTY, a refined house of pleasure in Berlin in the mid-
1930s, is being bugged and organized as a listening post by the
hierarchy of the Third Reich to spy not only on political enemies
but more so on "dedicated" party members and army officers who
heRBGRt Luft
before or after an act of lovemaking inadvertently might sputter
out a few remarks of dissatisfaction, propose defection or leak
secret military information to unauthorized persons.
Our own network of clandestine tape recordings, in recent years,
could have mushroomed into such monstrous proportions involving
physical threats and blackmail, had not the Watergate investi-
gations put a stop to that nonsense and thereby shown to the world
that the United States is not not the proper breeding ground for a
totalitarian take-over.
"MADAM KITTY," set into an ornate mansion of marble and
mirrors, lays bare the mentality behind the facade of racial purity
in Nazi German. It illustrates that Hitler didn't live up to this
claim to end depravity and perversion and bring about an era of
wholesome family life but on the contrary, through the example set
by him and his cohorts, initiated a wave of sexual aberrations, of
homosexuality, sadism and masochism.
We remember that in 1933 cheap nightclubs and luscious en-
tertainment centers lit up with neon ornaments shaped as
swastikas; that honky-tonks, streets with brothels were flooded
with Nazi flags and emblems. The lowest of the low, together with
the high and mighty, were proud to identify with the cause of
Aryan superiority.
Ingrid Thulin is the tragicomic figure of Kitty Schmidt who
engaged in a pretty dirty business, had remained clean and would
not tolerate the taping of intimate conversations between her girls
and the customers once she became aware that the Gestapo had
installed such bugging equipment in her private rooms.
HELMUT BERGER personifies the young fanatic Nazi who
seeks domination at any price; the picture marks his screen reunion
with Ingrid Thulin since they co-starred in Luchino Visconti's "The
Damned" in an Oedipal love-hate relationship between a spoiled
heir and his coldly beautiful mother.
Terese Ann Savoy, currently in Tinto Brass' "Caligula," is the
fanatic Hitler youth recruited to charm, spy and report; Bekim
Fehmin, the disillusioned officer returning from the battlefield who
senses the insanity of Germany's war.
Though a bit too rough on the edges and often too explicit,
"Madam Kitty" has a story to tell of validity to our time, one easily
forgotten when traveling through the forests, mountains, meadows
and lake areas of Germany which seem to breathe contentment,
solemnity and a deep religious feeling .
"JACOB THE LIAR," which comes to us fiam the film studios
of East Berlin, takes us from the*refined, though decayed at-
mosphere of the ruling classes ofNazi Germany to the disinherited
and disfranchised the Jews sealed off in the ghettos of Poland
who are condemned to starvation or deportation toward the ex-
termination centeiflbf the East.
The title hero beautifully portrayed by Vlastimil Brodsky, is a
simple man who tries to interject courage into the minds of his
fellow Jews by telling them of Allied victories he has heard about
on a radio whichdoesn't exist and if it had been in operation could
cost him his life and endanger the others.
Our Sunday Blue
laws Coming Unstuck
CONNECTICUT and New York have already
cancelled out traditional Sunday closing laws,
Rhode Island isn't enforcing them, and Massa-
chusetts is warming up for the legislative cut-off
of its ancient Lord's Day statutes.
Many devout Sunday worshippers deplore such
moves. But economic and political considerations
are tall on the landscape. Which is to say that
some Massachusetts merchants are tired of losing
supermarket, discount house, liquor, and cigaret
trade to New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Besides, the state needs revenue.
LEADERS OF the Massachusetts Senate
figure that by making repeal of the Sunday laws a
part of the next tax package. Bay State mer-
chants will come out $125 million to the good
while the Commonwealth picks up $20 million
more in taxes.
The idea for a "day-of-rest" law didn't originate
with moderns. "Remember the Sabbath day, to
keep it holy," it is written in Exodus 20:8. And
many Christians who understandably insist that
Sunday is the Sabbath might be startled to be
told that Jesus observed the holy day of rest on
the traditional Jewish Saturday, not Sunday.
Some historians record that Sunday was
eventually designated the Sabbath because it was
resurrection day as marked by Christians. But
more than 16 centuries ago, Constantine decreed
that "all judges and city people and the craftsmen
shall rest upon the venerable day of the Sun." So
the ancient Sun-god won out that time.
AND TO confuse the picture further, take note
that in the middle of the 19th century, a New
York court ruled that the state legislature was
authorized to "protect the Christian Sabbath
from desecration," adding "Our laws for the
observance of the Sabbath are founded upon the
command of God at Sinai that we should
remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy."
Nor is that the end of crisscrossing our way
through the maze. Consider the Kentucky gover-
nor who vetoed a bill to liberalize the Blue Grass
state's Sunday law with the strange comment
RoBeRt Segal
that in his considered judgment the legislature
had no right "to repeal one of the Ten Com-
SOME THERE are who remember the Crown
Kosher Market case involving the Jewish market
owner in Springfield, Mass., who reasoned, and
reasoned well, that he was entitled to cater to his
Jewish trade on Sunday inasmuch as his religious
beliefs would certainly not leave him free to do
business on the Sabbath day that runs back to
When the Crown case reached the U.S.
Supreme Court, Mr. Justice Warren insisted that
the whole point of the Sunday laws was to
prevent overwork and unfair competition.
But think of all the Sunday work folks have
carried on through decades of American history.
For Americans, the numb of the complex
Sunday (or Lord's Day) Law is this: Puritan zeal,
teamed with church-state Protestant power in the
infancy of our nation, established Sunday as the
American holy day. The seal of government was
stamped upon the Christian Sabbath as the of-
ficial day of rest.
eaaly taenfcs Cleapmg In
Israel's election Campaign
HAIFA Israel's electoral process is a
strange, fantastically non-democratic exercise of
the democratic process. It is almost impossible
for the outsider to understand. For the moment,
let us provide the reader overseas with a guide of
what to watch for in the way of developments in
the next few months before elections.
What are Rabin's chances of coming back again
as Prime Minister? First of all, he has to be
selected by his own party, Labor, to be its
standard bearer. Three years ago, when he was
given the nod by the party, he just barely edged
out Shimon Peres. The latter has now openly
CaRl Alpept
announced his intention of competing with Rabin,
and the intra-party struggle is on.
THEY ARE NOT the only two. Abba Eban has
tossed his hat into the Labor ring as well. For the
time being he has discarded diplomacy, and is
waging an aggressive and determined campaign.
It should be borne in mind that whereas Peres is
considered a hawk one who favors few con-
cessions to the Arabs Eban is known as a dove
one who believes that Israel should be much
more ready to compromise than it has been in the
past. All three, Rabin, Peres, Eban, are of course
for peace.
To win the nomination of his party in February
Rabin will need within the next few weeks some
dramatic success, some public relations coup,
which will re-establish his image in the public eye!
Even if he is chosen by Labor, he must of course
still lead the party to victory in the May elections.
THE PRINCIPAL challenger, at the moment,
seems to be the perennial candidate, Menahem
Begin. In eight elections he has led his party
(Herut, Gahal, Likud) to glorious defeat. At his
best, he could never mobilize much more than 30
percent of the vote, well behind Labor. Ye Begin
and his followers believe that this year things will
be different. The country is fed up with the same
old leadership, they say, and it's time for a
Things are different this year, but in a different
sense. For the first time a new constellation of
civic and other public personalities has been
created to challenge Labor's hegemony. Led by
the distinguished archeologist, Yigal Yadin they
comprise almost exclusively men and women who
have not hitherto been actively engaged in any of
the existing political parties. They have avoided
commitment to detailed specifics in matters of
foreign affairs or the economy on the grounds
that what Israel needs before anything else is a
house-cleaning in Government. Their major
principle, therefore, is to bring about a change in
the obsolete, unwieldy electoral system
. ITS WEAKNESSES may be listed briefly. It
is so new and young that it may not be able to
organize sufficiently in time for the elections.
Some cymes believe that Rabin maneuvered to
;:,"g'bouvt e"'y Sections so as to reduce Yadin s
chances Furthermore, the honesty, integrity
Srty' ^ianand fre8hness of iSS:
H Ty TOt be 8U?'cient to >pensate for their
KticteXPeneDCe m that *"* game "

February 4,1977
~l nej ewishTflondtan of Greater Fort Lauderdale
fags 10
Populist Prexy Praiseworthy
Continued from Page 4
It had enough of tyrant types.
be pre-inaugural night tele-
Bion gala, with Leonard Bern-
bin's performance of a song
(ng to the Carters' box that
iis house (the White House) is
|r house too" said the very
ne thing.
|gIVEN, then, that both
esident and the people want a
ople's presidency, what are the
ances that we will have one?
I am myself skeptical. Whether
not we, the people, are the
kimate source of the nation's
Iwer, in the end it is President
irter who makes the excutive
cisions, and as the inevitable
jfferences emerge between us
fer these decisions, the likeli-
is that the often-stated
Liter taste for populism will
ad increasingly to take refuge
Blind closed doors.
It happened that way with
brry Truman, who is Carter's
ro by his own admission.
[rely, he studied the Truman
jracle well in his own
fraculous march to the presi-
ncy, and knows where the
fnciples and practice of popu-
can lead him as it led
iiman to national revilement
Id ultimate isolation.
at is not to occur in Carter's
i\ the fact is that the sinister
ces of power are still very
nch entrenched in Washington
at teamed up with Richard
xon to bring us so close to a
ke-over by the Eisenhower -
fined industrial military com-
bx, which is as pretty a
ahem ism for fascism as can be
and anywhere. These forces
Iven't gone home; presumably,
lly Nixon has gone home.
[in fact, they have already
jken out again this time
rough the Senate in the
late's rejection of President
liter's nominee for director of
CIA, Ted Sorensen, who was
^acceptable "to them because
arensen is himself a populist
|d therefore could not represent
CIA on their own sinister
rms, which is to say at its
Bcist worst.
The point here is that Carter
already been humbled by
pm. He has already been
buired to accept their wishes in
p as fait accompli, and it would
|hopeless to believe that he will
have to submit to their
|hes, not ours, countless times
>in before his first term in
fee has spun itself out.
pTILL, there is great merit in
presidential preference for
JHilisna even if it is inevitably
^rt-lived. It not only counten-
ances tasteless, even vulgar
>ys into experiments with
lite House imperialism, it also
ires notice to the bureaucrat
ers-on that theirs is not the
ar, not the glory.
ave in mind a piece written
in January by Saul Pett, of
ciated Press, who de-
the agony of "facing the
[' experienced by those then
process of leaving the
tive world of the federal
ant, as if their positions
not temporary in the first
wasn't speaking of the
ant, either, but of men like
Richardson and Frank
not to mention Henry
not a single one of
held power by election but
last slot in the Nixon-Ford
listration was Secretary of
lerce. Still Richardson, who
Shifted around in the bureau-
hierarch so frequently and
[should have known better
inyone the nature of power
J short-term lease, spoke of
a sense of deprivation"
prospect of leaving the
highest echelons of governmental
rule, and confessed to Pett a
vision of his once Carter took
"We could hire ourselves out
as professional opponents of
whatever the new administration
does. Anything they are for, we
are the experts in being against.
We'd provide the analysis,
develop the action recom-
mendations, design the cam-
paigns for public support, draft
the bills for Congress."
The suggestion here is more
than sour grapes, more than grief
at the loss of divine afflatus, a
sorry statement made by a
peewee personality indifferent to
the exalted democratic notion of
loyal opposition.
the newcomers are amateurs, who
won't know what they are doing
and will be able to be rattled into
performing poorly in power an
increasingly prevalent theme in
presidential campaigns which, if
argued to its logical conclusion,
means that there should be no
more elections at all, that only
those in power should be per-
mitted to remain in power
because only they have the
ability. It is no mere rhetoric to
call such statements a plot to
subvert with an eye toward being
called to a permanent return.
It is this kind of inverted
appeal to imperialism that Presi-
dent Carter's populism neutral-
izes not to mention Richard-
son's last gasp of greed about the
virtues of professional op-
position: "You could make
millions that way, don't you
Well, we've had enough for a
while of those who want to make
millions out of our collective hide.
For as long as Carter can retain
his personal appeal, just so long
will he be "kind to us" and "good
with us." Lord knows when that
was last true of any occupant of
the White House. It's about time,
for however short a time that

"It's good you're watching, Epstein...
but it would be better if you came to shul
once in a while."
Rabbi Joel Goor, spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El, joins in
conferring the Israel Koah Award upon Dr. and Mrs. Robert
Greene who were honored at the Temple Emanu-El Israel Din-
ner of State on behalf of Israel Bonds recently as Ted Sobo,
chairman of the event, looks on.
Heating Fuel
Crisis Crushing
the most urgent problem facing
President Jimmy Carter in the
first days of his Administration
is summarized in a cryptic
national security memo known
only as "Policy Study No. 38."
The study deals with the energy
crisis and warns that the United
States is dangerously dependent
on foreign oil. The available
supply of natural gas is also
dwindling, states the memo.
Americans are painfully aware
of the shortfall in heating fuel
supplies as aubfreezing tem-
peratures grip the nation.
Schools, businesses and factories
have been forced to close to
conserve precious fuel supplies.
And the worst weather, claim
meteorologists, is yet to come.
MEANWHILE, the secret
energy briefing papers urge that
the United States end its "heavy
reliance on oil and natural gas."
According to the papers, it took
the nation 60 years to switch
from coal to oil and gas. This
time, we don't have 60 years.
The present world reserve of
700 billion barrels of oil will be
exhausted by the end of this
century. Yet, the United States
ranks a pitiful 17th among the
industrial powers in energy
Though former President
Gerald Ford set up a task force
more then a year go to find a
reliable supply of energy imports
to tide us over, infighting among
federal agencies killed several
policy proposals. The result is
that the nation still has no energy
According to the secret
national security memo, the oil-
producing countries are expected
to maintain their stranglehold on
oil supplies until 1965. The memo
also predicts that oil prices will
continue to rise.
THAI TALES: We have ob-
tained secret cables from the U.S.
Embassy in Thailand that reveal
the lush, Southest Asian country
would like some nuclear weapons
to defend itself against Com-
munist-controlled Vietnam.
A Thai foreign affairs adviser,
Thanat Khoma, told U.S. em-
bassy officials that his country
fears a Vietnamese attack.
Thanat warned that the Thai
Army would be no match for the
battle-tested Communist troops.
The U.S. embassy in Bangkok
passed on Thanat's comments in
a series of classified cables to the
State Department in Washing-
ton. According to the cables,
Thanat mentioned th epossibility
of acquiring "unconventional"
weapons. "Unconventional," said
the U.S. diplomats, can only
mean "nuclear."
BUT THANAT didn't ask for
nuclear weapons without offering
wme special benefits. He spoke
of providing U.S. corporations
with "a favorable investment
climate," and tempted U.S.
officials with talk of oil and gas.
Specifically, the cables refer to
"promising discoveries of natural
gaa in the Gulf of Siam." Multi-
national oil companies are only
waiting for the go-ahead from the
Thai government before they
start exploratory drilling.
Though State Department
spokesmen refuse to comment on
the cables, U.S. relations with
Thailand have been shaky for
some time. Since the debacle in
Vietnam, leftist Thais have been
demonstrating for an American
pull-out in Thailand and U.S.
defense bases in the country have
been drastically cut.
So without a large American
presence in Thailand, officials of
the Thai government feel they
must take drastic precautions.
American diplomats are unlikely
to accede to their wishes.
The U.S. Air Force has more than
two million gallons of con-
taminated herbicide on its hands
and no one knows what to do
with it.
During the Vietnam War, the
Air Force sprayed clouds of
defoliants on the thick jungles of
Southeast Asia. The purpose was
to clear the hind of hiding places
and deprive enemy troops of the
bountiful plenty of the rice
paddies. One of these defoliants,
known as "Herbicide Orange,"
was so potent that former Presi-
dent Richard Nixon ordered the
Air Force to stop using it.
Since supplies of the noxious
chemical were produced to meet
the needs of a protracted war, the
presidential order left the Air
Force with 2,300,000 gallons of
the defoliant in storage. There are
1.4 million gallons in storage on
Johnston Island in the South
Pacific and another 660,000
gallons in Gulf port, Miss.
destroy the herbicide, scientists
for the Environmental Protection
Agency found that the whole lot
was contaminated by a deadly
chemical known as Dioxin.
Though Herbicide Orange itself
is an unpleasant enough mixture,
with Dioxin added, it could wipe
out not only foliage, but animals
as well.
When Dioxin was released into
the atmosphere after a factory
explosion in the northern Italian
town of Seveso last year, it killed
all the foliage for miles around.
People and livestock were
evacuated from the area im-
mediately, and the land sur-
rounding the town may be un-
usable for years. Dioxin has also
been proven to cause birth
defects in animals.
THE AIR FORCE originally
planned to incinerate the con-
taminated herbicide at sea, but
environmentalists warned of
devastating results. So another
plan was developed calling for re-
processing through charcoal
It works, but still leaves the
problem of what to do with the
Dioxin-contaminated filters So
far, there's no solution to that
problem and the Air Force and
Environmental Protection
Agency scientists are still at the
drawing board.
Waldheim Planning to Make
Swing Through Middle East
Clarence Hourvitz (second from left) and Harry H. Fine (second
from right) were the recipients of the State of Israel Solidarity
Award at the Congregation Beth Hillel of Margate Night in
Israel on behalf of Israel Bonds. Taking part in the joint pre-
sentation are (left) Herman Fineberg and (right) Sam Feldberg.
Secretary General Kurt Wald-
heim said he will meet with
Palestine Liberation
Organization leader Yasir Arafat
during his two-week swing
through the Middle East noxt
month aimed at reconvening the
Geneva peace conference.
Israel had no immediate
reaction on the meeting with
Arafat which Waldheim an-
nounced at a press conference.
BUT ISRAELI Ambassador
Chaim Herzog noted that during
his two meetings with Waldheim
last wek he emphasized that
Israel does not accept last
December's General Assembly
resolutions calling for a renewed
Geneva conference with the
participation of the PLO.
Herzog said his meetings with
Waldheim only covered the UN
official's visit to Israel.

Th*J^uri*h Flarkiian of Greater Fort Lmitdewfofe
Report Mrs. Bloch's Assassin Fingered
LONDON Lt. Col. Farik
Minawa, assistant director of
President Idi Amin's security
police, has been tentatively iden-
tified by her family here as the
murderer of Mrs. Dora Bloch, the
Israeli hostage killed in Uganda
after the Entebbe raid.
After being removed from the
hospital in Kampalz, Mrs. Bloch
was said to have been strangled
on the orders of Minawa who
then shot her in the face.
NKW YORK The new issue
of TIME Magazine says that
Israel has supplied the U.S. with
a full line of captured Soviet
military equipment, including
advanced versions of Soviet
surface-to-air missiles, the Soviet
MIG-21 and the Sukhoi SU-7 and
SU-11 jet bombers.
The equipment, captured dur-
ing the Yom Kippur War. con-
stitutes what one U.S. Air Force
officer calls "a captive Soviet Air
TEL AVIV -Abba Eban has
joined the race for Prime Minister
in next May's elections. He joins
current Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Defense Minister Shimon
Peres and Likud opposition
leader Menachem Beigin.
Meanwhile, in London, former
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan
said he would not support the
Labor Party if it commits itself to
concessions for peace being
proposed by
Yigal AUon.
Foreign Minister
BONN West German
Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich
Genscher says he will visit Israel
for talks with Foreign Minister
Allon early in March. This will be
his second visit to Israel.
Jewish Community Center
MW N.W. 33rd kimmt, fm LMfcrM*
After School Program
Held at Area Schools
Weekly, Monday through
Thursday, the JCC and staff
conduct after-school programs at
Tropical Elementary School in
Plantation, Nobhill Elementary
School in Sunrise and at Temple
Shalom in Pompano.
Activities include athletics,
gymnastics, arts and crafts,
dance and basic skills in physical
The JCC can provide further
Studio Arts Program
The JCC offers a Studio Fine
Arts Program for kindergarten
through fifth grade on Mondays
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., with
dance instructor Bonni Kaplan
and arts and crafts instructor
Mona Korman.
JCC College Group
The JCC is forming a group for
irea college students. Interested
persons can contact Sandy
Jackowitz at the Center.
Adult Club Meet Set
The Adult Club, for seniors 60
years and over, will meet at
Temple Emanu-El on Thursday,
Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.
Larry Berkley of the JCC will
demonstrate dance exercises and
Minerva and Hy Kaplan will
present slides on their trip to
Singles Club Forms
A Singles Club, serving men
and women 25 to 40 years of age,
is currently being formed.
The first group meeting was
held at the Center earlier this
Panel discussion on improving your lifestyle
Panelists: Dr Louis Amato-retired physician specializing in Sex for
Social Gerontologist
Registered Dietician
At Jewish Community Center
Wednesday, Feb. 23 1 P./H.
Attendance limited to 50 persons. call Helen- 484-8200
JCC Adult Activities
Yiddish Conversation Monday 10a.m.-12p.m. $10
Yoga Monday 9:30-10:20o.m. $10
Dance Exercise Monday 10:30-11.20 a.m. $10
Card-party Luncheon Mondays 12-3 p.m. $1.50
(Reservations only) per person i
Slimnostics Tuesday 9:30-10:20 a.m. $8
Natural Foods Tuesday 12-1 p.m. $10
Yiddish as a Language Tuesday 1 -3 p. m. $10
Folk Dancing Tuesday 1-2:30 p.m. $5
Slim nasties Wednesday 9-9:50 a.m. $8
Needlecraft Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. $10
Yiddish Theater Wednesday 2-4 p.m. No fee
Intermediate Bridge Thursday 10:30a.m.-12:3C p.m. $10
Dance Exercise Workshop Friday 9-9:50 aim. $8
Adult Art Instruction Friday 10-11:30 p.m. $10
Beginners Bridge Friday 10a.m.-12p.m. $10
ESP Parapsychology Class Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $12
Adult Donee Class Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. $50 per session
Ulpan-Hebrew Class Inter. JTues. 9a.m.-.2p.m. $10
Beg.-Thurs. 10-11:30 a.m. $10
JERUSALEM The board of
directors of the Israel Broad-
casting Authority has decided to
introduce commercial advertising
on Israeli television. The 4-2 vote
will be appealed by the two dis-
senting voters.
In any event, it will be a long
time before the commercials
appear. Likud MK Avraham
Katz, chairman of the Knesset
Education committee, told
reporters it will not be until after
the May 17 election that moves
are made toward TV advertising.
James Abourezk (D., S.D.), the
Senate's most active pro-Arab
spokesman since the days of J.
William Fulbright, has an-
nounced that he will not seek a
new term for office in the 1979
election. Abourezk said in Sioux
Falls, S.D., that he wants to be
closer to his family.
month's visit of U.S. Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance was a major
point of discussion at Sunday's
cabinet meeting here. Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin de-
scribed the Vance visit as an
"orientation" affair and said the
political situation would be
thoroughly reviewed before
Vance's arrival.
BB Dinner-Dance
Scheduled, Feb. 13
B'nai B'rith's Fort Lauderdale
Lodge No. 1438 dinner-dance and
show, with Nat Dennis and his
music, will be held on Sunday,
Feb. 13, at Hilton Hotel, Fort
Cocktails and dinner beginning
at 6:30, and Joshua Chodrow and
Morris Kaplan are in charge of
0RT Maps Meeting
The next meeting of the
Tropical Chapter of Women's
American ORT (Organization for
Rehabilitation Through
.Training) will be held on
'Thursday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at
the Hollywood Federal Bank,
West Oakland Park Boulevard
and University Drive.
The program will consist of a
film entitled Mellah.
Springtree to Be
Center's New Home
The Springtree Center at
University Drive and West
Oakland Park Boulevard will be
the site of the new home of the
Sunrise Jewish Center, according
to Abe Yurman. president of the
The next meeting of the Center
was to be held on Thursday, Feb.
3 at 1 p.m. at the Gold Key
Recreation Center.
Cantor Element
To Appear
In Concert
Temple Emanu-El's Cantor
Jerome Klement will appear "In
Concert" at the Temple
Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, on
Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8p.m.
Special guest will be Cantor
Irving Shu Ikes, of Temple Sinai
in North Dade.
For tickets or information,
contact Max Blank, chairman,
through the Temple Office.
Rabbi Zimmerman to be Honored
At Bonds Night in Israel, Feb. 15
Rabbi Israel Zimmerman of
Temple Beth Torah-Tamarac
Jewish Center, will be honored at
a Night in Israel, under auspices
of the congregation, to be
sponsored by the South Florida
Israel Bond Organization on
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 8 o'clock, at
the Temple, Tamarac.
George Morantz, chairman of
the congregation's Israel Bonds
Committee, and Morris Glicks-
man, president, announced that
Rabbi Zimmerman will be the
recipient of the Israel Solidarity
Rabbi Zimmerman has given
leadership to many Jewish and
communal causes including B'nai
B'rith, Knights of Pythias and
the National Conference of
Christians and Jews. A member
of the North Broward Board of
Rabbis, Rabbi Zimmerman is a
scholar and was a lecturer in
Judaic Philosophy at Niagara
University while holding a pulpit
in Niagara Falls, N.Y., prior to
relocating here.
Assisting Morantz in
preparations for the event are
Ben Bernstein, Morris Glicks-
man, Samuel Kaplan, Ann
Morantz, Charles Singer, David
Waldman, Elinor Weinberger
and Councilman Morton D.
A program of entertainment
highlighting the Night in Israel
will be headed by American-
Jewish folk humorist Eddie
Schaffer, according to Morantz.
Tu B'Shvat Service Set Tonight
The Reconstructionist Syna-
gogue will have a special Friday
evening service on Feb. 4, to
commemorate Tu B'Shvat, the
Jewish Arbor Day.
The study period that evening
will concern itself with the
holiday, concentrating on ecology
and conservation.
On Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8:30
p.m. the synagogue will sponsor
an "Evening at the Movies,"
featuring Goldie Hawn and Peter
Sellers in "There's A Girl in My
Community Calendar 1977
February 5
Hebrew Day School card and game night -8 p.m.
February 6
Temple Beth Israel Men's club show -
Marly Allan -7:30 p.m.
February 7
President's council Women's Division 10a.m.
Tay-Sachs meeting at Federation 8 p.m.
February 9
Campaign parlor meeting at home of Al Lang
February 10
Campaign parlor meeting for Dentists
February 12
Temple Shalom Sisterhood Castaways Auction
Temple Emanu-El Men's Club dance
February 13
Day School parents parlor meeting in behalf
of Jewish Federation
February 15
Federation Board of Directors meeting 8 p.m.
Alpha Council and B'nai B'rith
Mikado in Yiddish
February 16
Women's Division Sabra luncheon at Inverrary
Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood -
luncheon^as+iion show
Beth Israel parlor meeting at home
of EdHirschberg
February 17
Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Hadassah -
Education Day
February 18
18 to 20 Youths Want to Know -
Reformed all temples
February 19
Temple Beth Orr (Coral Springs Hebrew Congregation)
Annual Art Auction-7:30 p.m. a"nj
February 20
Federation's Man of the Yeor dinner -
honoring Alvin S. Gross
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale __________ Page 10
j4W 0/ t/iese women served as hostesses for a
cocktail party at the Woodlands Country
Club that inaugurated the Woodlands UJA
campaign shortly before New Years. In the
photo above are (standing from left) Rose
Glantz, Rosa Adler, Gloria Klar, Helen Zola,
Gladys Less and Elaine Yadwin. Seated
(middle row) are Harriet William, Pauline
Roisman, Mona Bernstein, Lil Mothner,
Jeanette Parker and Sylvia Bronstein.
Seated (front row) are Bobbie May and Mary
Udell. In the picture below are (standing
from left) Jean Perlbinder, Eve SUverman,
Esther Greenberg, Mildred Cohen, Lillian
Tucker, Blanche Obletz, Lee Elkins, Beatrice
Feldman and Freda Rosen. Seated are Sylvie
Bronstein, Shirley Rudolf, Mitchie Libros,
Woodlands Women's Division cochairman,
Ruth Einhorn, Gladys Daren of the Patrons
Division, and Tola Messing.
iligiow Directory
lti. Cantor Maorlct Neu (42).
INU-EL TEMPLE, 3425 W. Oak
I Park Blvd. Reform. Rabbi Joel
r. Cantor Jerome K lemenf.
JDERHILL, 2048 NW 48th Ave.,
derhiii. Conservative. Irving
kirod, president.
57th St. Conservative. Rabbi
I Zimmerman (44A).
Stirling Rd. Orothodox. Rabbi
400 S. Nob Hill Rd. Liberal Re
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr (44).
>M TEMPLE. 132 SE 11th Ave.
?rvatlve. Rabbi Morris A. Skop.
Jacob Renzer (49).
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vid Bentnt (62).
Vance Slated to Go
On Tour of Middle East
World Zionists Plan Meet
(JTA) Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance will visit
Israel and four neighboring
Arab states at the end of
February or early in March
in the first of two steps the
Carter Administration is
planning to deal with the
Middle East situation, it
was confirmed here.
The second step, accord-
ing to informed sources,
will be President Carter's
meetings in Washington,
beginning early next
spring, with leaders of the
five countries that Vance
will visit. State Depart-
ment officials declined to
discuss Vance's trip.
' BUT THEY acknowledged
that the trip would take place
within a month to six weeks and
that Vance will visit Egypt,
Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and
Israel presumably in that order,
to assess prospects for new nego-
tiations leading to an Arab-
Israeli settlement.
Reports of the Vance trip
followed the Secretary of State's
meetings here with the Ambas-
sadors of the four Arab countries
at the State Department and a
conversation he had with Israeli
Ambassador Simcha Dinitz.
The "crash diplomatic ven-
ture," as one source described it,
was prompted only partly by the
Arab "peace offensive." Officials
here indicated that the primary
consideration was Vance's
assessment of the general
situation in the Middle East.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
of Israel is reported to have been
invited to Washington in late
March to become the first Middle
East leader to meet with Carter.
HIS VISIT would take place
about six weeks before Israel's
general elections scheduled for
May 17. Sources here said that in
the event that Israel's ^abor
Party decides at its convention
next month to replace Rabin with
Defense Minister Shimon Peres,
both Peres and Rabin would be
invited to come to Washington in
The Israeli visit will be
followed in April with visits by
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt
and Crown Prince Fahd Ibn
Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.
King Hussein of Jordan is said to
have tentatively accepted an
invitation to visit Washington
early in May.
So far, President Hafez Assad,
of Syria, is reported to have
declined to visit Washington
nounced officially here that
Alfred L. Atherton, Jr. will
emain as Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern and South
Vsian Affairs.
The World Zionist Organization
Executive voted 9-1 to hold the
next World Zionist Congress
during the last week of February,
1978. Yitzhak Navon, chairman
of the Zionist General Council,
said he would convene the Coun-
cil's presidium in two weeks to
Men's Club Breakfast
The Men's Club of Temple
Emanu-El will have a breakfast
and meeting on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.
Guest entertainer will be Guy
Rennie, comedian, who has
performed at many Miami Beach
hotels and has appeared on TV
and Broadway.
KATZMAN, Joieph. 86. of Margate, on
SAPADIN. Beaale, 94, of Sunrtie, on
Dec. as.
BROOKCR, Cella, M. of Sunriae, on
Jaa. Si. Gordon.
COOPER, Nathan, of Lauderhul. Ser-
vice* In Southfleld, Mich.
WLDFARB, Jack, of Sunrla* Lakes.
LEVINE, Albert. 78, of Pompano
Beach. Services In Maaaachuaetta.
discuss the recommendation. The
29th World Zionist Congress waa
to have opened here Jan. 17.
But a ruling by the Congress
Court last year that elections
must be held for delegates forced
a postponement.
'.he WZO'a aliya department,
who cast the only negative vote,
nad submitted a proposal of his
>wn to schedule the Congress for
August, 1977. He claimed there
was no reason why it could not be
held three months after Israel's
general elections on May 17.
Klarman's motion was de-
feated 8-1.
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The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale
Friday, February 4, ^J
Issues Facing the New Congress
(JTA) Legislative ac-
tions of special Jewish con-
cern and interest will soon
reach preliminary stages in
the 95th Congress. The
confirmation hearings of
President Jimmy Carter's
Cabinet, including the
thumbs down on Theodore
Sorensen as director of the
CIA, and other top Admin-
istration officers, who must
have the Senate's approval,
have already brought out
their views on the issues.
The breadth of sponsor-
ship of bills in both Houses
will be another barometer
of attitudes. Among the
legislative measures to face
Congress and the new
Administration are military
and economic aid to Israel
and to its Arab neighbors.
THEN THERE are delivery of
arms to Saudi Arabia, Jordan
and Egypt;
Renewal of full U.S. mem-
bership in UNESCO which con-
tinues to condemn Israel while
lifting one "illegitimate" barrier
against her;
Ratification of the 30-year-old
Genocide Treaty which actually
may be voted into law by the
Senate this time;
Outlawing the Arab boycott
against Israel insofar as
Americans are concerned in any
1 nuclear plants for Egypt and
, Israel, legislation that may
, circumvent the Jackson-Vanik
and Stevenson Harrison pro-
visos of the current U.S. trade
and credit laws with relation to
U.S. government credits for the
Soviet Union and its emigration
policy, fresh Congressional con
siderations of the Helsinki ac
cords in the light of Soviet
flouting of its human rights pro-
visions, and consideration of
energy programs to lessen
dependence on Arab oil.
Israel has requested $2.3
billion in military and economic
assistance in view of the steep
rise in the costs of needed
weapons and other goods.
The Ford Administration cut it
by $800 million. The Carter Cabi-
net's thinking has yet to be
indicated. Egypt in two years
received economic aid of about $2
billion, which is more than the
allocations of economic aid to
Israel in the same period.
EGYPT IS now asking for
"defensive" military weapons,
too. The U.S. supplied Egypt
with six giant military aircraft
the C-1308 last year after Con-
gress extracted a pledge from the
Administration that it would not
give any additional military
equipment to Egypt for the re-
mainder of 1976.
Legislation is expected to be
introduced early in the new
session against the Arab boycott.
It will be along the lines of the
compromise informally worked
out by Senate and House
members when the legislator
before both chambers was
stymied by Senate Republican
Policy Ogpnmittee chairman John
Towers fBtil Congress adjourned
Oct. 2. I
Withesrmer President Fore
and Corapierce Secretary Elliot
Richanjppi both having com
mitted-t that wfufd expose compliance by
"inns with the boycott,
tough laws can be ex-
Jonathan Bingham
a prime mover of anti-
ws, has said that the
ian concessions on oil
would not have an
the legislation.
THER the U.S. should
return to full membership in'
UNESCO may prove a trouble-
some question. Arguments are
emerging that the clearance of
the road for Israel to join the
European Regional Group should
offset the "pouticization" of the
educational, scientific and cul-
tural organization against Israel.
Leaders in the strong negative
reaction and suspension of U.S.
dues in UNESCO two years ago
after UNESCO pushed through a
resolution barring Israel are not
so certain. They seem to agree
that the UNESCO vote in
Nairobi in November is a good
start in the right direction but its
two related resolutions attacking
Israel outweigh that.
RESTORATION of Israel to
UNESCO membership, pro-
Israelis feel, is not a favor to
Israel but rectification of a wrong
that never should have occurred
and is therefore insufficient to
justify renewal of U.S. payments
to that UN body.
These sympathizers resent the
resolution at Nairobi condemning
Israeli educational programs in
the territories it occupies. They
point out that in the nine years
that Israel has been in control of
the occupied areas it has pro-
vided the Arabs with educational
facilities and teaching that not
only are better than Britain or
Jordan when they were in con-
trol, but the best the Arabs there
have ever had.
"The Arabs know this," one
observer said. The other Nairobi
resolution that condemns Israel
over its archaeological exca-
vations in Jerusalem is also
resented because UNESCO's own
authority has praised Israel's
work. Furthermore, when
UNESCO was asked to send a
delegation to the site, Israel
accepted the proposal but instead
of sending a delegation the
majority in UNESCO adopted a
condemnation of Israel. Then,
after Israel was condemned the
majority decided it would send a
delegation a move regarded as
obviously tainted before it
Temple Sets Concert
Temple Beth Israel will present
Hazzan Jacob Mendelson and
Hazzan Farid Dardashti in
concert on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 8
Mendelson is formerly of Beth
Torah Congregation in North
Miami Beach and Dardashti is
from Temple B'nai Israel, St.
Tickets are available at the
Temple, Sunrise.
AJCongress Cancels Members'
Travel Plans Abroad
Continued from Page 1
Rabbi Stephen S. Wise.
In announcing cancellation of tours that visit France, Mrs.
Levine said: "We cannot just stand by. We feel it is imperative
to find a way to respond to French cowardice and indifference to
the obligations men and nations owe each other if they are to
develop a world in which innocent civilians can live in safety."
Noting it was an Air France plane that was hijacked to
Entebbe last June, Mrs. Levine said: "The French pilot of that
aircraft elected to remain with his passengers until their safety
was assured. We wish French politicians shared his humanity."
THE AMERICAN Jewish Congress leader said it was "an
act of unparalleled arrogance for France to reject as 'inter-
ference in French domestic affairs' the American government's
condemnation of Daoud's release.
"This is the classic device used to screen governmental
immorality from external notice or criticism," Mrs. Levine said,
adding: "This time it will not work." She continued:
"We do not know how others will wish to respond. For
ourselves, we have decided that we will no longer send
American Jewish Congress members to France and we will no
longer employ the services of Air France.
"WE CANNOT continue to visit a country in which
solemn international obligations are ignored and principle is
cheapened either through cravenness or political expediency.
"We urge all men and women who abhor terrorism to com-
municate their own responses to the French government.
Whatever else results, let the leaders of France at last come to
understand that they are accountable for their irresponsible and
futile attempts to purchase immunity by endangering the lives
of others."
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