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Volume 17 Number 23
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday, October 7, 1988
Price: 36 cents
Joining The Space Race:
Israel's Satellite Expands Limits of Space
MEMORIAL AT BABI YAR: Hundreds of people gather at Moscow's
Vo8tryakow Cemetery in an unusual officiaV.y sanctioned rally to commem-
orate the Jewish victims of a Nazi massacre at the Babi Yar ravine U7 years
ago. Several speakers also used the occasion to criticize Soviet policies
toward Jews. AP/Wide World Photo.
successfully launched a small
test satellite becoming the
eighth country in the world
capable of sending an object
into orbit.
The satellite, dubbed "Ofek
(Horizon) One," was lofted
into space by an Israeli-made
rocket. The launch site was not
The satellite entered into
what was described as a "low
elliptical orbit, circling the
globe from east to west once
every 90 minutes," at dis-
tances ranging from 155 to
620 miles.
Ofek is expected to have a
life span of about one month.
The time will be used to test its
solar energy power plant, its
ability to transmit data and its
responses to orders from
earth, officials here said.
They stressed it was not a
"spy satellite," contrary to
reports in the foreign news
media that have been predict-
ing that Israel would soon
launch one.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir
praised the scientific and tech-
nological community for
designing, building and
launching the satellite. He
noted it places Israel among
the few countries capable of
such a feat.
He stressed that the satellite
would have no effect on the
Continued on Page 5
Israeli Economy
In Recovery
Israel's economy as a whole
has been able to overcome the
desruptions caused by the
Palestinian uprising in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip.
But some sectors, heavily
dependent on the large Arab
market, have suffered severe
losses, according to the semi-
annual report of the Bank of
The central bank reported
that the economic slowdown of
the early months of this year
has been reversed.
The economy has adjusted to
the situation in which Palestin-
ian day laborers from the terri-
tories frequently fail to show
up for their jobs, the report
The main reasons for the
slowdown were shrinking
demand and a 40 percent drop
in the number hours worked by
Arab laborers.
But the economy is now sta-
bilizing and some sectors are
Nevertheless, because resi-
dents of the territories have
cut back on their purchases
from Israel, consumer indus-
tries have reported a 40 per-
cent drop in sales.
Especially hard hit are the
medical drug industry which
reported a 25 percent decline,
and the sale of cigarettes,
down an overall 15 percent.
Political Ploy:
Delay In Trade Inquiry
The Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative is delaying
hearings into Israel's treat-
ment of Palestinian workers
until after Election Day, partly
to eliminate potential Jewish
backlash to Vice President
George Bush's presidential
bid, a well-placed trade repre-
sentative source said.
Court Rejects Neo-Nazi's Appeal
BONN (JTA) Neo-Nazi
activist Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
lost his appeal against a nine-
and-a-half-year jail sentence.
The penalty was upheld by a
federal court in Karlsruhe, a
city in the southwestern part
of the Federal Republic.
Hoffmann, leader of a para-
military organization whose
members trained at Palestine
Liberation Organization bases
in Lebanon, was convicted on
June 30, 1986.
A Nurenberg court found
him guilty of forging docu-
ments, illegally possessing
arms and circulating Nazi and
anti-Semitic propoganda.
The cooperation between
Hoffmann and the PLO was
the most concrete evidence yet
of contacts between neo-Nazi
groups and Palestinian terror-
ists. The PLO has never
admitted the contacts,
although they have been
confirmed by the West
German courts.
The decision was made "to
ensure an orderly and deliber-
ative process,' the source
said, but also to prevent it
from "becoming an election-
year issue."
Stephen Silbiger, Washing-
ton representative of the
American Jewish Congress,
accused the trade office of
caving into pressure from the
Bush campaign.
Silbiger said that the Bush
campaign "did not want this to
hit the Jewish community and
the Jewish press before the
If the hearings were held
before the election, he said,
"The Jewish community would
realize the seriousness of this
A key Jewish supporter at
Bush's campaign headquarters
sharply denied any Republican
coercion on U.S. Trade Repre-
sentative Clayton Yeutter to
delay the proceedings.
"There was no pressure put
Continued on Page 8

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, October 7, 1988
Rabbi Presler Installed
At Sunrise J.C.
Rabbi Bernard Presler was
installed at the Sunrise Jewish
Center, Sha'aray Tzedek, on
Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Buddy and Jeanne Wankoff
had chaired the installation
committee, which had planned
a program including an honor
guard from the Shotrim
Society and the Jewish Offi-
cers of Broward. Rabbi Presler
is the chaplain of the Sheriffs
Participating in the installa-
tion were Cantor Barry Black,
the Sunrise Jewish Center's
Hazzan, and Cantor Jack
Marchant, Cantor Emeritus.
The Hatikvah was led by Can-
tor Edward Altner. The open-
ing prayer was given by Rabbi
Harold Richter. The greeting
was given by President Bruce
L. Fineman, United Syna-
gogue of America Executive
Director Harold Wishna, Sis-
terhood President Anne Pol-
insky, Men's Club President
Irving Percher and PTO Presi-
dent Mona Fisher, president of
the South Eastern Region of
the Rabbinical Assembly.
Rabbi Richard Margolis,
president of South Broward
Council of Rabbis and Rabbi of
Temple Sinai, addressed the
The installation was per-
formed by Rabbi Max Lip-
schitz of Beth Torah Congre-
gation of North Miami. Rabbi
Presler then delivered his
acceptance address.
The program also included
cantorial renditions by Can-
tors Tzvi Adler, Zvi Aroni,
Rabbi Bernhard Presler
Barry Black, Irving Grossman,
Saul Meisels and Joseph
Wichelewski. The closing
prayer was given by Rabbi
Kurt Stone, president of the
North Broward Council of
Rabbi Presler comes to Sun-
rise Jewish Center from Tem-
ple Israel and the Bellmore
Jewish Center where he
served as Rabbi for 21 years.
He is married and has five
The members of the installa-
tion committee were: Pearl
Altner, Bruce L. Fineman,
Monda Fisher, Aaron Gross-
man, Sydney Mandel, Philip
Mitchell, Lewis Sadowsky,
Barbara Sadowsky, Julius
Weiss and Co-chairpersons
Buddy and Jeanne Wankoff.
Orthodox Attack The
Conservatives and Reformed
ers of an Orthodox rabbinical
group met here to call for a
mass campaign to "alert the
public to the dangers of
Reform and Conservatism."
Rabbis attending the special
meeting of the Union of Ortho-
dox Rabbis of the United
States and Canada drew a
direct link between non-
Orthodox Jewish denomina-
tions and an increasing inci-
dent of marriage between
Jews and non-Jews.
They vowed to organize a
"united front" to urge all
Orthodox organizations to
explain to Jews "the impor-
tance of staying away from
Reform" and Conservative
Judaism, according to Hersh
Ginsberg, director of the
g union, which is more com-
| monlv known as the Agudas
2 Harabonim.
| The meeting was prompted
g by a request from the Chief
= Rabbinate of Israel, according
J to Ginsberg.
"The rabbinate feels that
Reform and Conservative are
pushing themselves strongly
into Israel," said Ginsberg.
"They have influence with
(Foreign Minister Shimon)
Peres, the prime minister
(Yitzhak Shamir) and the gov-
ernment, because of the big
funds they are able to give.
The Chief Rabbinate asked us
to put pressure on the (Israeli)
government not to allow this."
The meeting was called in
the wake of a number of politi-
cal and public relations victo-
ries for non-Orthodox Jewish
movements in Israel.
Both Reform and Conserva-
tive Zionist groups boasted
unprecedented levels of repre-
sentation at the most recent
Jewish Agency General
Earlier this year, Orthodox
political parties were again
rebuffed in their attempts to
pass an amendment to Israel's
Law of Return, that would
deny extension of automatic
citizenship to those converted
to Judaism by a non-Orthodox
More recently, the Conser-
vative movement ordained its
first four Israeli rabbis, and
successfully fought the Jerusa-
lem Rabbinate's attempt to
withdraw the kosher certifica-
tion of its Jerusalem youth
Ginsberg was unequivocal in
his opposition to the non-
Orthodox movements.
"It leads to mixed marri-
age," he said of Reform, add-
ing that Conservative Judaism
was considered "even more
harmful to Orthodoxy"
because it acts as a "stepping-
stone" to Reform.
Historian Shmuel
Ettinger Dies
Ettinger, one of Israel's fore-
most historians, was buried in
Jerusalem. He died at the age
of 69, while visiting England
and his body was flown to
Ettinger was a professor of
Jewish history at the Hebrew
University and was president
of the Israel Historical
Society. He was born in Kiev,
Russia, and came to Palestine
in the 1930s.
His research into modern
Jewish history, particularly
the history of Eastern Euro-
pean Jewry, and into the
causes of anti-Semitism estab-
lished him as a major scholar.
fewer than 28 political parties
will compete for the 120 Knes-
set seats in Israel's general
elections on Nov. 1.
All had duly registered and
paid their $7,660 deposit by
the time the lists closed.
But the number of compet-
ing parties could be reduced by
two. Lawsuits have been filed
to bar Rabbi Meir Kahane's
extremist Kach party and the
Progressive List for Peace,
from participating in the race.
The Progressive List is an
Arab-Jewish faction at the far
left of the political spectrum.
Israel's High Court of Jus-
tice will have to decide those
cases before Election Day.
The proliferation of parties
is due in large measure to the
unprecedented fragmentation
of the religious block into six
rival factions.
It was caused by llth-hour
splits in the Agudat Yisrael
and Shas parties. The National
Religious Party split in half
several months ago. And a
new middle-of-the-road religi-
ous party, Meimad, was
launched recently by Rabbi
Yehuda Amital.
An Agudah breakaway list
was set up at the urging of the
party's Bnei Brak sage, Rabbi
Ehezer Schach. It is headed by
Rabbi Avraham Ravitz, a well-
known Jerusalem yeshiva
head, and represents the Lith-
uanian element in the Agudah
Schach has been feuding
with the party's Hasidic fac-
The Shas party broke apart
when one of its Knesset mem-
bers, Shimon Ben-Shlomo, dis-
covered he had not been given
a safe spot on the party's
election list.
Ben-Shlomo is allied with
Baruch Abuhatzeira, son of
the late holy man, Baba Salli.
This is the Moroccan or
"Baba" branch of the party
which has challenged the Shas
B'nai B'rith Youths
Enjoy Weekend Events
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth Organi-
zation (BBYO) spent a busy
weekend last month. On a Fri-
day night, the Council leader-
ship gathered at the home of
Stuart Wolfer for a goal-
setting, communications work-
shop. The program included
both Friday night and Satur-
day morning services as well
as a traditional Shabbat din-
ner. According to Orin Sha-
kerdge, Aleph Godol (boys'
president), "I feel good. This
board knows each other now
and there is a good feeling
among other board members.'
On Saturday afternoon, the
Council held its semi-annual
President-Advisors Workshop
at Ramat Shalom in Planta-
tion. The workshop was led by
Selma Telles, Advisor to Sho-
shanna B'nai B'rith Girls
(BBG) in Coral Springs and
frequent facilitator of BBYO
leadership sessions. The pro-
gram was geared towards an
understanding of chapter J
idents and advisors' role,
expectations and frustrations
The workshop concluded with
a Havdallah service.
That evening, the Council
held its 1988-89 kickoff Z
gram, "The Big Kill.^the
first-ever BBYO "murder
Jnyste!7-luNt?rly 150 yutfc
from North Miami Beach to
Palm Beach Gardens attended
the program, which included
the introduction of chapter
and council officers, the solv-
ing of a "murder," refresh
ments and a dance.
Sunday morning, AZA (the
boys' group) held the first ath-
letic meeting of the season.
BBYO is the oldest and larg-
est Jewish youth organization
in the world with 25,000 mem-
bers worldwide. For informa-
tion about Gold Coast Council
BBYO, contact Jerry Kiewe or
Richard Kessler at 581-0218.
Presidency Debate
Centers on Jackson
Jews meet to talk about the
relative merits of Vice Presi-
dent George Bush or Massa-
chusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis
for president, the conversation
inevitably turns neither to the
economy nor to the pledge of
allegiance, but to the Rev.
Jesse Jackson.
A debate between Jewish
representatives of the two can-
didates was no exception. It
was held during the Council of
Jewish Federation's quarterly
board and committee meetings
at New York's Marriott Mar-
quis Hotel.
The Democratic Party is
being held hostage by Jack-
son's "un-American, anti-
American and certainly anti-
Jewish" forces, according to
Jack Stein, a representative of
Bush's campaign and a former
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations.
But according to Hyman
Bookbinder, special adviser to
Dukakis, the Republicans'
claims that Jackson will deter-
mine Dukakis' Middle East
policy is both a "manufactured
issue" and "mind-boggling."
Bookbinder formerly served as
Washington representative of
the American Jewish Commit-
Jackson was not the only
topic during a sometimes
heated debate between old
acquaintances that will cer-
tainly be repeated before other
Jewish audiences in the next
two months.
Bookbinder, for instance,
raised doubts about Bush's
commitment to Israel, and
criticized Republican legisla-
tors for supporting arms sales
?? A.rab n^ions. He also
attacked the Reagan adminis-
tration s recent attempts to
censure Israel for a number of
actions in the administered
Stein relied on his own 18-
year acquaintance with Bush
to attest to the vice president's
feelings toward Israel and
Jews. He praised the Middle
East platform adopted at the
Republican National Conven-
tion as the "most pro-Israel"
that the American Israel Pub-
lic Affairs Committee "has
seen in years."
But the debate was really
about Jackson, to the extent
that Bookbinder, speaking
first, was also the first to bring
up the topic. "The Republicans
have decided to run against
Jesse Jackson, not Michael
Dukakis," he said.
Stein said the success of
Jackson and other Arab sym-
pathizers in the Democratic
Party in having a pro-
Palestinian plank debated at
the Democratic National Con-
vention was a taste of things to
come in a Dukakis administra-
Describing what he called
the "Dukakis-Jackson-
Bentsen" ticket as a "troika,"
Stein said the Democrats had
been "hijacked by a well-
organized minority" led by
Bookbinder countered that
both parties had their
"extreme wings," citing as
Republican examples Sen.
Jesse Helms of North Carol
ina, television evangelist Pat
Robertson, former Mora
Majority leader Jerry Falwell
and New Hampshire Gov. John
He said the Democrats'
rejection of the Palestinian
plank, by a 2-1 margin, was
evidence that the Jackson
wing "has not prevailed.'
Countered Stein: "Do you
mean one out of three dele-
gates was prepared to agree to
support this anti-Israel
Gottschalk Reappointment
H Jhl!.reaT?P?intment of Dr Alfred Gottschalk, president of
fiv? Vn'n Co,leKe-Jewish Institute of Religion, to a
hJpny!f rm ?Lthe US- Holocaust Memorial Council has
been announced by President Ronald Reagan.

Friday, October 7, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 3
U.S. Going
Soft In
For friends of Israel, state-
ments of support by the presi-
dential candidates are always
welcome. But they would be
even more well-received if the
same pro-Israel sentiments
were expressed before the
Council on Foreign Relations,
for example, rather than the
B'nai Brith. Notwithstanding
the venue, we should be gratia-
fied with the recent public
utterances of both Vice Presi-
dent Bush and Governor
Michael Dukakis. Unfortun-
ately future U.S. policies in the
Middle East after
Election Day, Nov. 8, will be
shaped to a large extent, not
by "the people's choice" but by
career bureaucrats with agen-
das and biases of their own.
Contrast, if you will, the hon-
eyed words of George Bush to
B'nai Brith with the cold criti-
cal remarks of Assistant
Secretary of State, Richard
Murphy, to the same organiza-
tion a day earlier. Despite Vice
President Bush's expression of
support for stronger U.S.-
Israel ties, recent actions by
various goverment agencies
have not teen as positive.
On a recent front page of the
Near East Report, the rhetor-
ical question asked was
"Has Administration Gone
Soft?" The examples of "soft-
ness" cited included the U.S.
condemnation of Israel's
expulsion of twenty-five insti-
gators, the Justice Depart-
ment's decision not to appeal a
lower court decision permit-
ting the PLO New York office
to remain in business, and the
administration's agreement to
investigate alleged Israeli
abuses of Arab workers.
By themselves, these actions
may not seem that significant
but they should be compared
to U.S. reactions to more
severe threats to U.S. inter-
ests. Despite the widely propa-
gated claims of a love affair
between Israel and the United
States during the past seven
years there have been serious
strains such as the Reagan
Plan, Israeli destruction of the
Iraque nuclear reactor, and
Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
Current serious differences
include the status of Jeru-
salem, the convening of an
international conference, and
the extent of territorial
compromise by Israel. Certain
comparisons of reaction can
also be troubling and indica-
tive of underlying attitudes.
Look at the administration's
"shock" over Israel's selective
deportation of a small number
of Arab instigators and its
warning that this could
"damage" bilateral relations.
Compare this threat to its
reaction to date to widespread
Iraqi use of poison gas against
Kurdish civilians. So far there
has only been "concern"
conveyed to Saddam Hussein's
murderous regime. Nor has
there even been the slightest
expression of concern over the
much less publicized Egyp-
tian storming of a Cairo
mosque resulting in four killed
and eighty-nine wounded.
Official pronouncements
are more the sum and
substance of relations between
states than election-time
promises which our diplomats
openly scorn. Given the admin-
istration's reprimands of
No Apology Forthcoming
For '48 Assassination
has refused to offer an apology
demanded by Sweden for the
1948 assassination of UN
mediator Count Folke Berna-
dotte, a Swedish diplomat, by
members of the underground
Stern Gang.
Israel apologized for the kil-
ling immediately after it
occurred 40 years ago.
But Sweden insists a second
apology is due because a for-
mer member of the Stern
Gang, Yehoshua Zeitler,
admitted to the crime in an
interview published in Yediot
The Israeli ambassador,
Moshe Erell, was summoned
to the Foreign Ministry in
Stockholm to receive the
Israel promptly rejected it
on grounds that no new evi-
dence has come to light since
1948 to warrant another apol-
The Yediot Achronot article
reported what has been gener-
ally known over the years, that
the Stern Gang known by
the acronym Lehi ordered
the murder of Bernadotte.
The motivation was his
alleged plans to international-
ize Jerusalem and award the
Arabs large areas of Palestine
that Israeli forces had cap-
tured in the 1948 War of Inde-
Zeitler said four people car-
ried out the assassination, but
that Premier Yitzhak Shamir,
then one of the leaders of the
Stern Gang, was not directly
implicated in the act.
A former Lehi theoretician,
Yisrael Eldar (Sheib) claims,
however, that Shamir was in
fact one of four men responsi-
ble for planning assassina-
But Eldar could not confirm
that Shamir attended the spe-
cific meeting at which Berna-
dotte's murder was ordered.
Shamir was one of the trium-
virate that headed the Stern
Gang after British soldiers kil-
led its founder, Avraham
Stern, in 1942.
Labor Party Would
Seek Vote On Peace
PARIS (JTA) If the Labor
Party wins Israel's elections
Nov. 1, it will initiate peace
talks and then hold a referen-
dum on any peace agreement
that emerges, Foreign Minis-
ter Shimon Peres, the party
leader, said here.
He did not specify with
whom Israel would negotiate.
He stressed, however, that
Jordan still has an important
part to play in the peace pro-
cess, despite King Hussein's
recent renunciation of any
leadership role on behalf of the
Palestinians in the West Bank.
Peres spoke to reporters
after meetings with President
Francois Mitterrand and
Premier Michel Rocard.
He said Labor's election
campaign is based on peace in
exchange for territorial con-
cessions. "Israel should leave
the Gaza Strip and parts of the
West Bank within the frame-
work of a comprehensive
peace settlement,' he said.
He made much the same
point in an interview published
in he Monde.
"The movement I am repre-
senting is ready for a historic
compromise that would also
include a territorial element to
solve the Palestinian prob-
lem," Peres told the French
But "the time has come for
the Arabs and the Palestinians
to publicly and clearly state
the contribution they are
ready to make for peace with
Israel," Peres stated.
The Israeli foreign minister
was here on a private visit
before he was due to meet with
President Reagan and the
Egyptian foreign minister,
Ismat Abdel Meguid.
Israeli actions, Israel's friends
would be wise to pay heed to
what State Department
spokesmen say rather than to
what political speechmakers
are conveying.
No matter who is elected
president next November,
certain fundamental facts will
remain. These include
continued unrest in the terri-
tories, the terrorist nature of
the PLO, Arab emnity toward
Israael, and the State Depart-
ment's role in
formulating U.S. Mideast poli-
cies. Also Israel's strong
dependence on American econ-
imic, military and diplomatic
support will continue.
As long as this situation
persists, the American Jewish
community must not permit
itself to "go soft" in its
support for Israel. Even the
perception of a slackening of
support could create dangers
for Israel and dash hope for
any movement toward the
genuine peace that is still so
far away.
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Noble Role For Press
As we observe National Newspaper Week, it
is important to note the varied functions that
the Anglo-Jewish press, in general, and this
paper in particular, fulfill.
All newspapers of an honorable and credible
tradition provide both usable and necessary
news to aid readers in leading informed lives
and protect the freedoms that make American
life unmatched by any other in the free world.
The Anglo-Jewish press augments these
efforts. As an advocate, Jewish journalism
with an American history of almost 150 years
works to enlighten and protect Jewish life.
The Jewish Floridian has been educating,
informing and entertaining readers for more
than 60 years. We take seriously our obliga-
tion to support the Jewish community within
our own environs and beyond.
In covering events, especially locally, we are
forever cognizant of the responsibility to be
Freedom in Our Hands
National Newspaper Week
October 2-6. 1968
handed; to handle
coverage of sensi-
tive areas with dig-
There is a canard
which begs
debunking; that a
journalist needs to
be distant and dis-
passionate about
the community covered.
We argue that position.
Those affiliated with The Jewish Floridian
have historically taken an impassioned inter-
est in Jewish life. With an intimate interest in
civic and communal and charitable endeavors,
The Jewish Floridian shares a stake in the
Jewish Community.
We stand by that stake and the freedom that
allows it to flourish.
Kaddish For Killing Field
The Soviet Union always offers special focus
as world Jewry celebrates Simchat Torah.
Although the mandated rejoicing in the Torah
is not tied religiously to the festival of Sukkot,
as is Shemini Atzeret, it does coincide with the
High Holy Day period. As such, the day takes
on multiple meanings especially in Russia.
Routinely, the festival is marked by once-
outlawed festivities in the larger cities. And
we expect the same to be reported next week.
But as precursor, and as testament that
glasnost or openness and perestroika or
restructuring is truly beginning to make a
difference to Jewish life in the U.S.S.R., we
note with mixed feelings the Russian com-
memoration of Babi Yar.
The killing field close in to Kiev was the site
of mass murders of Ukrainian Jews in 1941.
More than 40 years passed before there was
acknowledgment official recognition that
Jews were the focal target in that Nazi-
inspired genocide.
And as the Stalinist penchant to purge
anything Jewish from Russian life undergoes
its own exile, more honest appraisal of Rus-
sian history is allowed to issue forth.
The Moscow observance last weekend at a
Jewish cemetery to mark the death at Babi
Yar had official participation and sanction. It
was reportedly the second year that such a
rally has been permitted.
Although there have developed in the Soviet
Union several chauvinistic and anti-Semitic
organizations in recent time, we take hope in
the increased numbers of refuseniks being
allowed to emigrate.
And, too, we note with poignant satisfaction
that all change even a belated communal
Kaddish indicates some small benefit to our
brethren in the Soviet Union.

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Toxic Language; Cooperative Efforts
"Wise men, be guarded in
your words."
That is a teaching in the
"Ethics of the (Synagogue)
Fathers," an instruction that
came to mind as I watched the
summit meeting between
New York Mayor Ed Koch
and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
I don't know what actually
went on between them, but for
me, it suggested that there is
an important lesson to be
learned by many leaders from
family therapy.
The surest way to under-
mine a family or a marriage is
to engage in the unbridled use
of toxic language. Toxic
language poisons the family
atmosphere, and it can just as
surely poison and undermine
relations between racial and
religious groups.
Studies in prejudice instruct
us that the danger of verbal
violence is that frequently it
leads to physical violence.
Without minimizing real
problems, both blacks and
Jews need to be aware that the
strongest cooperation and
respect in the United States
Congress exists between
members of the Black
Congressional Caucus and the
Congressmen who are Jewish.
Predominantly Jewish
voters helped elect black
mayors in Philadelphia, Los
Angeles, Detroit, and Atlanta.
And it is superfluous to recall
the profound understanding
and empathy the late Dr.
Martin Luther King had for
central Jewish concerns, and
the reciprocal trust that the
Jewish people posited in him.
We have had more than
enough examples of hostility
and toxic words. Leaders of
both communities are needed
who are healers, and who
believe in therapy for our
larger human family.
Tears of Oil Last Temptation of Arafat
King Hussein's bombshell
withdrawal from the "West
Bank" has now been followed
by a smoke grenade tossed
into the Middle East muddle
by the PLO and its henchmen
among the Palestinians in the
territories the "proclama-
tion of independence"
In deliberate mockery of all
principles of true liberty and
real independence a terrorist
gang is to be anointed as a
government-in-exile thereby
posthumously adding insult to
such governments which
during World War II fled the
Nazi onslaught in
Europe. And, with no less than
Jerusalem as its capital, it is
threatening to proclaim itself
as a member of the family of
nations and no doubt will
demand admission to the UN!
This, it is cynically
proclaimed by PLO
spokesmen, would not be
different from what Israel did
in 1948. Unfortunately,
fantastic as it may sound, it is
not impossible that, in one
form or another, it may occur
as soon as the so-called Pales-
tine National Council a
ragbag of adventurers, crimi-
nals and careerists ranging
from assassins to rogue profes-
sors will have been assem-
bled in Algiers.
More unbelievable still,
there is talk that Yasir Arafat
himself will make the
announcement before the
European Community, now
presided over by Spain, which
invited him to address them.
Is this "The Last Tempta-
tion of Arafat?"
However, macabre such a
joke would be, it is by no
means certain that it won't be
What will it mean for Israel?
One way to counteract what-
ever political advantage it may
reap for Arafat & Company is
to formally annex the terri-
tories and subject them to the
same laws and administration
as the rest of
srael, including
Jerusalem. This, presumably,
is the line favored by Prime
Minister Shamir and his
The alternative would be to
do nothing except try to woo
once again the "blushing
bride" disguished as the King
of Jordan and to look for non-
PLO Palestinians to discuss
The first course of action will
no doubt be met with furious
opposition outside Israel even
among her "friends." The
West Europeans will cry
"foul" and shed tears of oil.
The Americans depending
on their affiliation will claim
that it is most "inopportune"
at election time in the United
States to force an outgoing
government to react to such a
decision or to compel the
incoming one to do so.
In the UN, there will be
scenes unmatched perhaps
even by the rival circuses in
Atlanta and New Orleans -
with everybody shouting in at
least six languages. The newly-
won prestige of the UN will
easily be lost again.
The real danger to Israel is
the booby-trap in the rumored
Arafat proclamation, namely,
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Israel's Satellite
Friday, October 7,1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 5
Continued from Page 1
regional arms race, but does
put Israel into th* "technologi-
cal race." With the launching,
it has gained an important
prestige advantage, he said.
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres agreed that the Ofek
launching was not a military
move. He observed that "the
problem is not one of borders
or the level of our technologi-
cal prowess, but of the tension
and hatred in this region."
'The world of Tomorrow'
The launching cast a spot-
light on another politcal fig-
ure, Professor Yuval Ne'eman
of Tel Aviv University, an
internationally prominent
physicist who is leader of the
ultranationalist party Tehiya.
Ne'eman, who also heads
Israel's space agency,
described the launch as "very
clean, without any problems.
Ne'eman said the test satel-
lite will be followed by a scien-
tific satellite. He said decisions
will be made about which of a
Last Temptation
Continued from Page 4
an "implied" recognition of
Israel within the 1947 borders!
Israel's "good friends" may
use this to try once again to
force her to sit at the confer-
ence table with the now
"kosher" PLO.
We can only hope that
nothing will deter those
responsible for Israel's
security from meeting all
series of proposed scientific
experiements will be carried
out by ruture satellites.
'This is an important step
which takes Israel into the
world of tomorrow," Ne'eman
said. He noted that satellites
are now a multibil lion -dollar
business serving global com-
munications and a wide variety
of other purposes.
Ne'eman also referred to
media rumors of an Israeli spy
satellite. He said they were a
likely conclusion. Considering
"that we have defense and
security problems, they put
two and two together."
He admitted that there is a
"defense aspect" to the satel-
lite launching. That is a matter
to be discussed in the future by
the competent authorities,
Ne'eman said.
The spy satellite rumors
were fueled by the secrecy that
surrounded the launch. Until
Ofek was successfully on the
way to orbit, officials here
refused to comment.
Spy Satellite Too Costly
Ne'eman himself had dismis-
sed the reports as "more like
science fiction tales and far
from reality."
Israel's space scientists say
the theoretical capacity exists
to build and launch a high-
altitude spy satellite, but the
costs may be too much for
Israel to bear.
A low-altitude orbiter would
be cheaper, but of limited
value, the scientists say. It
would cover only a narrow
path, passing over the Middle
East region twice a day, have a
short lifetime and need to be
replaced frequently.
An intelligence satellite at
higher altitudes, set in a sta-
tionary orbit, could observe
regional developments on a
permanent, "real time" basis
and would have would have a
longer life .span. But it would
cost billions to build.
Scientists agree that the
problem is financial, not tech-
nological. Israel is especially
strong on the optical computer
image enhancement technolo-
gies required, they say.
According to some obser-
vers, Israel's interest in a mili-
tary satellite to spy on the
Arab states may be an out-
come of the Jonathan Pollard
Pollard, a civilian intelli-
gence analyst employed by the
U.S. Navy, is serving a life
sentence in an American fed-
eral prison for spying on behalf
of Israel.
He sold Israelis material
that American intelligence
gathered on the Arab coutries
but did not share with Israel.
With Pollard out of business,
the Israelis need the means to
improve their own intelligence
Letters To The Editor
It occurred to me that the
enclosed letter from my grand-
daughter,, Tobi Fradkin, is so
beautiful and uplifting about
Israel that its inclusion in The
Floridian might be valuable to
the reader.
Tobi is currently an
exchange student in her senior
year at the University of Con-
William Z. Fradkin, M.D.
Shalom From Israel
What can I say. I am over-
whelmed by the country of
Israel. Everything is beautiful
and new and exciting to me. I
feel very proud to be Jewish
here among so many others.
We are busy all the time. I'm
still taking the Ulpan class to
learn Hebrew. I'm doing very
well. Hebrew is a difficult lan-
guage, but I am eager to learn.
I haven't seen much of the
country yet. Only Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem. I'm waiting for my
three week break, before the
semester, starts to travel.
Time is going quickly and I am
missing my family and friends,
but I wouldn't give this experi-
ence up for anything in the
world. I'm meeting Jews from
all over the world and learning
about their lives and culture. I
love talking to the Israelis. We
are not tourists here. We ride
the buses to the markets and
practice the same daily sched-
ules including school, bank,
grocery store, so we really see
how they live.
With all the fighting that
goes on near the border, I can
honestly say that I feel very
safe here.
I have so much to tell you but
this card is small.
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Shultz Sees Progress
In Soviet 'Rights9 Record
Secretary of State George
Shultz, concluding two days of
talks here with Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze, indicated that further
progress on human rights has
been made.
"I think that the situation is
reasonably promising, but we
are not quite there yet,"
Shultz said.
He spoke to reporters after
President Reagan met with
Shevardnadze, at the conclu-
sion of the meetings between
the two foreign ministers.
The talks were expected to
be the last major meeting
between the two superpowers
during the Reagan administra-
But Shultz stressed that the
administration will continue
working with the Soviets "to
accomplish as much as can be
accomplished" in the four
areas that all their discussions
have focused on: arms control,
human rights, regional issues
and bilateral issues.
The secretary said that over
the past three years, these
meetings have become routine
and the Soviets have acknowl-
edged that such issues as
human rights are part of the
regular agenda between the
two countries.
He said he believes this pat-
tern will continue in the next
administration, regardless of
whether Vice President
George Bush or Gov. Michael
Dukakis is elected president.
The human rights issue
focused on the Conference on
Security and Cooperation in
Europe now being held in
Vienna as a follow-up to the
1975 Helsinki Accords. The
United States and other West-
ern nations are maintaining
that the conference must con-
clude additional written guar-
antees on human rights before
talks on reducing conventional
arms can begin.
Stressing that "deeds are
more important than words,"
Shultz said that in assessing
the Soviet Union's human
rights record, the United
States looks at emigration fig-
ures, political and religious pri-
soners, and the cases of div-
ided families.
"We've seen quite a bit of
change in Soviet behavior and
in the behavior of other East-
ern European countries," he
But he added that in addition
to changes in behavior, there
must be changes in language
produced in Vienna about
human rights. He noted, in
particular, that the United
States wants the Soviets to
allow groups to monitor com-
pliance with the Helsinki
Shultz said that the United
States had received assur-
ances that the Soviets are
drafting new legislation on
religious freedom, emigration
and changes in the criminal
The secretary has long
sought, for example, to get the
Soviets to institutionalize emi-
gration procedures, so that
Jews and others would no
longer be refused exit visas on
arbitrary decisions of officials.
While Shultz said that he
and Shevardnadze discussed
the Middle East, it was appar-
ently not a major part of the
But he said there was a long
discussion about the need to
ban the production of chemical
weapons. U.S. and Soviet
experts are to meet Dec. 16 on
ways of halting their prolifera-
Iran's Jews Concern Congressman Smith
_. Tn ious problem, coupled with the ment. Historical precedence
WASHINGTON in a wide^pread abuse of human illustrates that in times of
recent letter to Secretary oi Iran cqM ^ in national hardship, govern-
State George P. Shultz, i. in tU_ amiration of Jews ments have often channoi^
State George P. Shultz Con g emigration of Jews ments have often channeled
gressman Larry Smith urgea bhc frustration onto vulner-
the Reagan Administration from Iran. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^ *wmt.
not to cut a proposed r iscal
Year 1989 allocation for refu-
gees from the Near East
region. The Administration s
proposal reduces by 2,000
'Thousands of soldiers will
be returning from the war to
destroyed homes with no food,
money or prospect of employ-
able minority groups, particu-
larly the Jewish community,"
Smith said in his letter.
from the previous year's level
the number of refugees from
the Near East region that
would be permitted to enter
the United States.
Over the last nine years, the
Jewish community in Iran has
decreased from approximately
80,000 to 20,000. Many of
those who emigrated did so
because they faced human
rights abuses.
In the letter, Smith, whose
committee assignments in-
clude jurisdiction over refugee
issues, expressed concern that,
as the Iran-Iraq war winds
down, Jews living in Iran will
be subject to increasing anti-
Semitism. This potentially ser-
Congres8inan Larry Smith
Congressman Peter W.
Rodino, chairman of the House
Judiciary Committee, also
raised the matter at a recent
meeting with the secretary of
state. Rodino has advised
Smith that he shares his con-
cerns and is hopeful that the
levels which are established
for refugee admissions this
year will accommodate the
Smith expressed hope that
these efforts will convince the
Administration to respond to
the plight of Iranian Jews.
"The Jews of Iran are at risk.
They need the security of
knowing that they can come to
the United States if their lives
become intolerable in Iran,"
Smith said.
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Hollywood and Miami Beach Couples
to Be Honored By MJHHA
Friday, October 7, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 7
NYC. Deli Comes To Florida
Rowland and Sylvia Schae-
fer of Hollywood and Louis
and Bess Stein of Miami Beach
will be honored as benefactors
of the newest buildings at the
Miami Jewish Home and Hos-
pital for the Aged at Douglas
Gardens (MJHHA). The Louis
and Bess Stein Commons and
Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer
Hall will be dedicated in a
ceremony Sunday, Oct. 23, 11
am., at MJHHA, 151 N.E. 52
St., Miami.
The public is invited to
attend the event.
The Steins, who moved to
Miami in 1967, are Humanitar-
ian FOUNDERS of the Miami
Jewish Home, where Louis
Stein is also past president of
FOUNDERS, an honorary
vice president of MJHHA and
chairman of the Program
Advisory Board for the Stein
Gerontological Institute,
which was endowed by the
Steins in 1981. A member of
the MJHHA Board of Direc-
tors, Bess Stein is also vice
president of the Greater Miami
Women's Auxiliary which, in
1984, honored her as its
"Woman of the Year."
The Steins' humanitarianism
also extends to the Miami
Beach Community Center, Jef-
ferson Medical School in Penn-
sylvania, Fordham University
in New York, Technion Uni-
versity in Haifa and an Amphi-
theatre and Mother and Child
Clinic in Jerusalem.
Louis Stein is a retired attor-
ney and retired chairman of
the board of Food Fair Stores.
The Steins have three daugh-
ters, ten grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren.
For Rowland and Sylvia
Schaefer, the endowment of
the new Hall at Douglas Gar-
dens is the latest of many
Louis and Bess Stein
The kosher taste of New
York's Lower East Side comes
to South Florida with the
opening of Bernstein's South
located in The Plaza at Coral
Schmulka Bernstein's Glatt
Kosher delicatessen, still man-
ufactured in the family factory
in New Jersey, will be featured
in the new restaurant opened
by Irwin Bernstein, grandson
of the firm's original founder.
Bernstein's South continues
the 50-year tradition of offer-
ing Glatt Kosher Schmulka
Bernstein salami, pastrami,
corned beef, bologna and hick-
ory smoked delicacies. In addi-
tion, Glatt Kosher Chinese
food will be available on the
premises and for take-out. Cat-
ering services are also offered.
Grandpa Schmulka Bern-
stein opened his small butcher
shop on New York's Lower
East Side in 1908. To this day,
the actual method of smoking
the meats remain a secret
known only to the Bernstein
Irwin Bernstein's father,
Schmulka's son Solomon,
extended the family business
by opening the restaurant on
Rivington Street, where he
and his wife worked for 55
years and celebrities ranging
from baseball's Willie Mays to
N.Y. Gov. Mario Cuomo came
to enjoy a hearty corned beef
At the age of eight, Irwin
Bernstein "entered" the fam-
ily business, working in his
parents' restaurant. There,
one day as he was behind the
counter, he met Anne, who
came in to buy corned beef
sandwiches and later became
his wife. They now live in
North Miami Beach and Anne
has taken a managerial role in
establishing the new Bern-
stein's South.
Berstein's South will be open
Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
- 10 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. -
3 p.m.; and Saturday from 30
minutes after sundown.
Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer
accomplishments at MJHHA.
Chairman of the board of
Claire's Stores, Inc., Rowland
Schaefer is an honorary vioe
president of MJHHA as well as
a Humanitarian FOUNDER
and vice president of FOUN-
The Schaefers are on the
board of directors of the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion and the Weizmann Insti-
tute in Israel where they are
also major benefactors. The
couple has three children.
The completion of Stein
Commons and Schaefer Hall
represents the latest phase of
a 10-year, $40 million capital
expansion project at MJHHA.
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make it easier and less expensive to telephone Israel.
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Delivered to your home.
office or temple throughout
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
The third and fourth generations of the Bernstein family: Anne,
Irwin, Darryl and Ron. Irwin, son of Solomon and grandson of
Schmulka Bernstein, is opening Bernstein's South in The Plaza
at Coral Springs. The delicatessen continues the 50-year tradi-
tion of offering Glatt Kosher Schmulka Bernstein meats manufac-
tured in the family-owned factory in New Jersey. Glatt Kosher
Chinese food will also be available on the premises, as will
catering services.
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could be the second Arab coun-
try to negotiate peace with
Israel, according to President
Hosni Mubarak of Egypt,
whose country under the late
Anwar Sadat was the first.
Mubarak offered that upbeat
assessment during a conversa-
tion with the new Israeli
ambassador to Egypt, Profes-
sor Shimon Shamir.
While it is not entirely with-
out credibility, Israeli officials
are more interested in and
pleased with Mubarak's
invitation to Shamir for a pri-
vate tete-a-tete.
The Israeli envoy had just
presented his credentials at
the presidential palace in
Cairo, one of 11 ambassadors
to do so.
But only Shamir and the new
ambassador from Iraq were
asked to stay for separate,
substantive conversations with
the president after the ceremo-
Shamir is no stranger to
Cairo. He founded and headed
the Israeli Academic Center
there and is considered his
country's foremost expert on
Egypt and Egyptian affairs.
Mubarak's remarks to him,
behind closed doors, were
reported in Yediot Achronot by
its usually well-informed Arab
affairs correspondent, Smadar
The Israeli newspaper
quoted the Egyptian president
as telling the ambassador from
Jerusalem, "There is an Arab
According to the report,
Mubarak numbered Iraq
among the moderate Arab
Statements by Tariq Azziz,
the Iraqi foreign minister, and
other diplomats in Baghdad,
tend to bolster the notion that
Iraq is adopting more moder-
ate rhetoric with regard to
But recently, following
Iraq's successes in the war and
cease-fire terms that were
favorable to Baghdad, Israel
has become increasingly
Officials and commentators
in Jerusalem speak more than
ever of the possibility that
Iraq's vast and battle-
hardened army might be
turned against Israel in a
future Arab-Israeli war.
Although it is generally con-
ceded here that the Iraqi army
will stay massed on the Iran
border for some time to come,
Iraq's use of chemical warfare
and ballistic missiles is seen by
Israel as introducing a new
and dangerous elements into
the region that could be emu-
lated by Syria and other foes of
Still, Iraq's closeness to
Egypt and its desire to main-
tain sympathy in the West,
despite its proven poison gas
outrages, lend credence and
interest to Mubarak's reported
Infiltrators Thwarted
Palestinian terrorists were kil-
led in a clash with an Israel
Defense Force patrol in the
southern Lebanon security
The encounter occurred on
the northern Har Dov slopes of
Mt. Hermon, an area where
the IDF has standing orders to
shoot anything that moves.
There were no Israeli casual-
According to the IDF, docu-
ments found on the bodies indi-
cated the terrorists were affili-
ated with Al Fatah, the mili-
tary wing of the Palestine Lib-
eration Organization led by
Yasir Arafat.
The gang, an IDF officer
said, "was on its way to carry
out an action against Israel.'

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Friday, October 7, 1988
MJHHA Thrift Shop to Be Named For "Artie" Kravitz
On The Air
Twenty-nine years ago,
Aaron "Artie" Kravitz agreed
to take charge of a thrift shop
just opening in Miami to bene-
fit the elderly at the Miami
Jewish Home and Hospital for
Aaron "Artie" Kravitz
the Aged (MJHHA) at Douglas
Gardens. The owner of a large
chain of army-navy surplus
stores, Kravitz was not sure at
the time he could successfully
take on the responsibility of
another major enterprise.
Today, Artie Kravitz is still
chairman of the Thrift Shop
Committee and the two
MJHHA-operated shops aver-
age $1 million in sales
annually. In recognition of
Kravitz's years of dedication,
the Douglas Gardens Thrift
Shop in Hallandale will be ded-
icated to him at a ceremony on
Sunday, October 9, 11 a.m., at
3194 Hallandale Beach Boule-
vard, Hallandale.
Kravitz, who is also a
FOUNDER and past president
of Douglas Gardens, is praised
by MJHHA Chairman of the
Board Irving Cypen. "Krav-
Young Singles
Plan Fun
The Young Singles (ages 20s
and 30s) of Temple Sinai of
Hollywood will hold a bowling
night on Sunday, Oct. 9, 7
p.m., at the Parkway Bowling
Center, 8901 Miramar Park-
way, Miramar. Admission is
On Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:30
p.m. the Young Singles will
hold a dance in the Seabreeze
Room of the Marina Bay
Resort, State Road 84, Fort
Lauderdale. Music will be pro-
vided by a disc jockey. The $7
admission includes snacks.
For information about the
group's activities, call 893-
Historian Shmuel
Ettinger Dies
Ettinger, one of Israel's fore-
most historians, was buried in
Jerusalem. He died at the age
of 69, while visiting England
and his body was flown to
Ettinger was a professor of
Jewish history at the Hebrew
University and was president
of the Israel Historical
Society. He was born in Kiev,
Russia, and came to Palestine
in the 1930s.
His research into modern
Jewish history, particularly
the history of Eastern Euro-
pean Jewry, and into the
causes of anti-Semitism estab-
lished him as a major scholar.
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of new or used furniture, appli-
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Friday, October 7, 1983/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 9
Study Finds Accused Nazis
Active In Republican Groups
Michael Dukakis is expected to
formally name a national
group of prominent Jewish
supporters, in hopes of boost-
ing his presidential bid as the
election campaign reaches its
stretch run.
"This is the time in the cam-
paign where people really
begin to focus on the issues,
said Steven Grossman, the
newly appointed co-chairman
of the National Jewish Leader-
ship Council for Dukakis-
In addition to having seven
co-chairpeople, the group will
have a steering committee of
20 to 25 prominent Jews.
The group's aim is to "get
the message to the Jewish
community as to why they are
supporting Dukakis," a
Dukakis campaign source said.
The source added that while
some of the groups' leaders
have been generous contribu-
tors to the Dukakis campaign,
"this is not a fund-raising vehi-
The co-chairs are:
David Hermelin of Detroit,
president of the American
ORT Federation; international
campaign chairman for State
of Israel Bonds; and national
vice chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal.
Morton Mandel of Cleve-
land, past president of the
Council of Jewish Federations
and the Jewish Welfare Board.
Mandel heads Dukakis' Jewish
outreach committee in Ohio.
Steven Grossman of Bos-
ton, a member of the executive
committee of the American-
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee, who co-chairs Dukakis'
national finance committee.
Edward Sanders of Los
Angeles, former president of
AIPAC, who left that post to
serve as senior adviser to Pres-
ident Jimmy Canter and
Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance on the Middle East.
Sanders heads Dukakis' Jew-
ish outreach committee in Cali-
Dan Shapiro of New York,
past president of the UJA Fed-
eration of New York and cur-
rently vice president of the
Howard Squadron of New
York, former chairman of the
Conference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations and former
president of the American
Jewish Congress.
Elaine Winik of Rye, N.Y.,
past president of the women's
division of UJA and a national
UJA vice chairperson. Squad-
ron and Winik co-chair
Dukakis' Jewish outreach com-
mittee in New York.
Hermelin said the group's
purpose will be to show voters
that there are Jewish leaders
who are "supportive" of
Dukakis, but also to advise
Dukakis and give him
"informed opinions as to the
issues that concern the Jewish
Sanders said the group's
goal is "to advance the cause
of Dukakis in the Jewish com-
munity and to act as surro-
gates' for him.
Palestinians Linked
To German Attack
BONN (JTA) The West
German terrorists who
attacked a vice minister of
finance here may have ties to
the Palestine Liberation
Organization or other Pales-
tinian groups, government
officials said over the week-
The Red Army faction took
credit for the attack, from
which Finance Vice Minister
Hans Tietmeyer emerged
unscathed. Only his limousine
was damaged.
Sources familiar with the
investigation noted that the
attackers identified them-
selves as the "Khaled Aker
Commando" in a letter they
sent to the West German news
The last sentence in the let-
ter reads "Solidarity with the
rebellion of the Palestinian
A spokesman for the Inter-
ior Ministry, Michael-Andreas
Butz, said that Khaled Aker
was one of two Palestinian
guerrillas killed by Israeli
Portuagal To Appoint Ambassador To Israel
PARIS (JTA) Portugal will soon upgrade its diplomatic
representation in Israel.
President Mario Soares of Portugal told Israeli Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres here that his country has decided to
appoint a resident ambassador to Israel and will do so in a
matter of months."
Portugal presently has a non-resident ambassador accredited
to Israel. Israel maintains a full diplomatic mission in Lisbon,
headed by a career foreign service official with ambassadorial
security forces while trying to
infiltrate Israel from Lebanon
in November 1987.
The naming of the German
terrorist squad after a Pales-
tinian suggests ideological and
operational ties, according to
experts here.
The Red Army faction did it
either to reward the Palestini-
ans for something "or as a
signal that they expect some-
thing from the Palestinian
organizations," one authority
"Experience suggests that
the naming is by no means an
accident," he added.
Tietmeyer was attacked
because he has been heavily
involved in preparting the
upcoming meeting of the
World Bank and the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund in West
The letter from the "Khaled
Aker Commando" denounced
the meeting as another step in
what it called the endless
exploitation of the Third
new study charges that accu-
sed Nazis, fascists and anti-
Semites hold or have held lead-
ership positions in some of the
Republican National Commit-
tee s ethnic outreach groups.
The report, "Old Nazis, the
New Right and the Reagan
Administration: The Role of
Domestic Fascists Networks
in the Republican Party and
their Effect on U.S. Cold War
Politics," by Detroit free-lance
writer and researcher Russell
Bellant, was released and
reported in the Washington
Jewish Week.
Bellant, 40, uncovered
accused Nazis in the outreach
groups formed under the
umbrella of the RNC's Heri-
tage Groups Council.
He also found that four of
the seven members of Vice
President George Bush's Coal-
ition of American Nationalities
who resigned in the past two
weeks are still active in the
Heritage Groups Council and
its constituent groups.
In an interview, Bellant said
that he could not uncover any
remaining RNC link to Jerome
Brentar, Bohdan Fedorak and
Ignatius Bilinsky, the other
three who resigned, but he
said they might be involved in
the RNC on the state level.
He said he was not calling
for the resignations of the indi-
viduals in question, but, added
that "it would be nice if some
Republicans would call for the
resignations instead of the
Responding to Bellant's
accusations, Albert Maruggi,
the RNC's press secretary,
said there are no plans to
investigate the backgrounds of
any of the ethnic group mem-
bers cited in the report.
He repeated a comment
made by Kathryn Murray,
RNC director of communica-
tions, in the Washington Jew-
ish Week story that the study's
conclusions were "patently
ridiculous and absurd."
Marshall Breger, President
Reagan's former liaison to the
Jewish community and now
chairman of the Administra-
tive Conference of the United
States, said some of the
charges in the report may be
true, but said its suggestions
that the involvement of the
ethnic individuals represents
"a Republican conspiracy is
The study concluded that "a
combination of ignorance,
amnesia and in some cases
political sympathy, have
allowed both American and
European abetters of the
Third Reich to play a promi-
nent and respectable role
inside the Republican Party."
Breger said those in question
are part of a larger "problem
of American history," that
after World War II, "the U.S.
government assisted persons
with anti-communism back-
grounds who had neo-Nazi
backgrounds to enter this
country." He added that both
political parties have received
support from such individuals.
The 87-page report was pub-
lished by Political Research
Associates of Cambridge,
Mass. The research organiza-
tion was founded in 1981 to
investigate the extreme right
in the Chicago area following
Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi
rallies in Skokie and Mar-
quette Park, 111.
While Murray of the RNC
told the Jewish Week that the
research firm "makes its
money from trashing right-
wing groups," Bellant simply
characterized the firm as
"politically progressive."
The four Bush ethnic coali-
tion members who recently
resigned but are still active in
the constituency groups of the
Heritage Groups Council, or
the council itself, are:
Philip Guarino, former
vice chairman of Bush's Coali-
tion of American Nationalities.
He once chaired the Italian-
American Republican Club
and, from 1971 to 1975, was
vice chairman of the Heritage
Groups Council. Guarino has
been listed as a member of P-2,
a fascist group.
Radi Slavoff, who was
national co-chairman of Bul-
garians for Bush, chaired the
Heritage Groups Council from
1985 to 1987. Slavoff report-
edly served in a national front
aligned with the Nazis.
Florian Galdau, honorary
chairman of the ethnic coali-
tion, who heads the Romanian-
American group and allegedly
was a member of the Iron
Guard, an anti-Semitic, pro-
Nazi movement.
Laszlo Pasztor, a former
coalition member who set up
the Heritage Groups Council in
1969 and has served as head of
the Hungarian-American
group. Pasztor served in Hun-
gary s pro-Nazi Arrow Cross
Before 1969, the Heritage
Groups Council "was not an
ongoing thing," Bellant said.
But since 1969, Republican
presidential nominees have
"utilized the Heritage Groups
Council as the shell for setting
up their own ethnic cam-
paigns," he added.
He said he studied the coun-
cil's precursor, the so-called
Ethnic Division, in existence
from 1952 to 1969, only super-
Bellant said Republicans
who helped the RNC organize
the Ethnic Division also had
set up programs to recruit
former Nazis to serve in U.S.
paramilitary operations in
Europe in 1952.
Bellant said that since 1969,
several dozen alleged Nazis,
fascists and anti-Semites have
held leadership posts in the
Heritage Groups Council.
The alleged Nazis include:
Nicholas Nazerenko,
accused of having been a for-
mer World War II officer in
the German SS Cossack Divi-
sion. He heads one of the two
Cossack-American units in the
Ivan Docheff, the mayor of
a German city during World
War II and founder of a pro-
Hitler youth group.
Joseph Mikus, a former
diplomat to Rome for the Nazi
puppet state of Slovakia.
Stanislav Stankevich,
mayor of a Russian city in 1941
when police massacred 6,500
to 7,000 Jews in one night,
Bellant said.
The late Alfreds Berzins,
charged with committing war
crimes in Latvia.
In a related development,
the Philadelphia Inquirer
reported that in 1972, con-
victed Nazi war criminal
Boleslavs Maikovskis of Min-
eola, N.Y., served on the advi-
sory board of the Latvian-
American Section of the Heri-
tage Council for the Re-
E lection of the President.
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Friday, October 7, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of Greater Fort Lauderdale Page 11
B'nai Mitzvah
Weekly Services Start Oct. 14
At B'nai Brith Aviv
i i j M M
Todd Adelstein
Todd Adelstein, son of
Judith and Steven Adelstein of
Plantation, will be called to the
Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on
Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:45 a.m.,
at Temple Beth Israel, Fort
Todd, who is in the eighth
grade at Nova Middle School,
attends the Abraham Haber
Torah School of Temple Beth
Israel. He enjoys tennis and
Special guests include
Todd's sister, Tammi; and his
grandparents, Harold and Syl-
via Reinhard of Boca Raton
and Philip and Ester Adelstein
of Lauderhill. The celebrant's
parents will host the kiddush
following the services.
Joanna Sperber, daughter of
Leslie and Steven Sperber of
Plantation, will be called to the
Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:45 a.m., at
Temple Beth Israel, Fort
Joanna, who lived in Argen-
tina with her family before
coming to South Florida, is in
the seventh grade at Nova
Sandi Kell
Sandi Kell, daughter of
Arleen and Peter Kell of Sun-
rise, will be called to the Torah
as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday,
Oct. 8, 8:45 a.m. at Temple
Beth Israel, Fort Lauderdale.
Sandi, a seventh grader at
the Grad School, has attended
Temple Beth Israel's Abraham
Haber Torah School.
Special guests at the celebra-
tion will include Sandi's
brother, Jay; and her grand-
parents, Mildred and Herbert
Levine of Pompano and Lillie
and Henry Kell of Sunrise.
Joanna Sperber
"Roots" Lecturer At Book Month Event
Miriam Weiner, the only
Jewish geneologist to be certi-
fied by the Board for Certifica-
tion of Geneologists in Wash-
ington, DC, will be the fea-
tured speaker at the Soref
Jewish Community Center,
Perlman Campus, Sunday,
Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
In celebration of Jewish Book
Month, the Central Agency for
Jewish Education (CAJE) and
the Soref JCC are sponsoring
Weiner's lecture on "Explor-
ing Your Jewish Roots."
Also included in the program
will be three brief book
reviews: David Grossman's
"Yellow Wind," to be
reviewed by Dr. Abraham J.
Gittleson; "Anne Frank
Remembered" by Miep Gies,
reviewer Rabbi David Gordon;
and Tom Wolfs "Bonfires of
the Vanities," reviewer Rabbi
Kurt Stone.
Jewish books and gifts for
Chanukah will be on display
outside the gymnasium at
10:30 a.m.
Registration must be con-
cluded by Oct. 28. The $12 fee
includes lunch. For informa-
tion, call Laura Hochman at
the Jewish Community Cen-
ter, 792-6700 or Helen Weis-
berg, CAJE, 748-8400. Tickets
will not be sold at the door.
Shaw Seeks Better
Monitoring Of Medical Wastes
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. recently met
with EPA officials to discuss
the medical wastes that have
washed up on Fort Lauder-
dale's shores.
Shaw has requested that the
FBI become involved in the
investigation and is consider-
ing legislation to help curb the
illegal ocean dumping of medi-
cal wastes.
At the present, there are
civil and criminal penalties for
illegal ocean dumping. Federal
penalties include a fine of
$50,000 and up to one year in
jail. State penalties carry a
fine of up to $10,000 per day.
According to Rep. Shaw, it is
difficult to catch the dumpers
at work, so few suffer the
steep penalties. Explaining
that medical wastes, there-
fore, must, be monitored from
their sources, Shaw said he is
considering legislation that
would require medical institu-
tions to produce proof that
their wastes have been deliv-
ered to federally licensed
waste disposal companies
before the institutions could
receive payments from the
federal government.
B'nai Aviv, formerly the
Jewish Congregation at Wes-
ton, observed its first High
Holy Days as a congregation
this year.
Lillian Chasin, who heads
the Conservative synagogue's
administrative committee,
announced the selection of the
official Hebrew name at Yom
Kippur services. B'nai Aviv
translates from the Hebrew to
Children of Spring.
Rabbi Leon Fink, who offici-
ated at the High Holidays, will
Temple Emanu-El
On Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.,
at Temple Emanu-El of
Greater Fort Lauderdale,
Edward and Gertrude Rosen-
baum will celebrate their 65th
wedding anniversary during
services. The couple will be
called to the Bimah for a spe-
cial blessing and will exchange
and reaffirm their marriage
Women's League
To Meet
Nathanya South Chapter of
Women's League for Israel
will hold its first meeting of
the new year on Tuesday, Oct.
18, 9:30 a.m., at Patch Reef
Park Community Center, 2000
Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
The program will include an
open forum of the membership
featuring an exchange of
ideas. A mini-breakfast will be
On Attack
Israeli gunboat sank a rubber
dinghy off the Lebanese port
of Tyre, killing its three occu-
pants. They were identified by
naval officers as members of
Al Fatah, the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization's military
The naval encounter fol-
lowed an Israeli air force
attack on what was described
as an Al Fatah naval base in
the southern Lebanese port
city of Sidon.
According to the naval offi-
cers, the dinghy was on a
course toward Israel when it
was challenged by a Dabour-
class gunboat. They said it was
the thud attempt by terrorists
this year to infiltrate Israel by
Other boats carrying terror-
ists have been sunk while lay-
ing mines on routes used by
Israeli naval craft.
The air attack was the 14th
by Israel this year against tar-
gets in Lebanon. A military
spokesman said it was carried
out by three jets, with a fourth
flying cover.
They struck twice in 15 min-
utes at the base on the edge of
the Mieh Mieh refugee camp,
according to eyewitness
reports from Lebanon. All air-
craft returned safely to their
base, the spokesman said.
Free Federal Consumer
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continue to lead the congrega-
tion's weekly Sabbath services
Friday nights, 8 p.m., at the
Country Isles Elementary
School in Weston. Weekly ser-
vices start Oct. 14.
According to congregation
sources, a recent tally shows a
membership of 75 families.
Future plans include building a
sanctuary and hiring perma-
nent staff.
For further information:
389-4780 or 384-1721.
The Blyma Margate Chap-
ter of Hadassah will meet
Thursday, Oct. 20, noon, at the
Paradise Gardens Section I
Club House.
The program is "Bintel
Brief and a mini-lunch will
be served.
Parties For
Two "Single Mingle" parties
for all ages are being pre-
sented by South Florida Sin-
gle Living.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, 7-
11 p.m., the event will be held
at Boodles in the Sheraton
Design Center, Dania. Admis-
sion is $5.
On Saturday, Oct. 22,8 p.m.-
midnight, the party will be at
Peppers in the Westin Hotel,
Fort Lauderdale. Admission is
also $5.
For information: 474-3999.
Oct. 7 6:44 p.m.
Oct. 14 6:37 p.m.
Oct. 21 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 6:24 p.m.
Benediction upon Kindling
the Sabbath Lights
Blessed art Thou, O Lord our
G-d, King of the universe who
hast sanctified us by thy com-
mandments and commanded
us to kindle the Sabbath light.
PWP Orientation
The Fort Lauderdale Chap-
ter of # 157 of Parents Without
Partners holds orientation for
prospective members every
Monday evening, 8 p.m., in
their chapter house, 2380
West Oakland Park Boulevard
For information, call 731-
Area Deaths ^^
Adolph, of Tamarac. Services were held
Friday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m., at Blasberg
Parkside Chapel, Tamarac, under the
direction of Rubin-Zilberg Bayside
Barbara, of Ft. Lauderdale, died Sept.
15, at the age of 54. Originally a resident
of Boston, Mass. she came to South
Florida 40 years ago. She is survived by a
daughter, Karen Daitch of Miami; a
grandson, Adam; and two aunts, Dor-
othy Brown of Miami and Anne Martin of
Jerusalem, Israel. Graveside services and
interment were held at Mount Sinai
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Political Ploy: =
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on Clayton Yeutter in any-
way," said Jacob Stein, former
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations. "This is
a normal internal decision by
the U.S. trade representative
for whatever reasons he
thought best."
Another source at the trade
W. Germany
representative's office said the
delay was needed to give office
staffers more preparation
Seven countries are being
investigated this year under
the so-called Generalized Sys-
tem of Preferences (GSP) pro-
gram. The others are Syria,
Haiti, Burma, Malaysia,
Liberia and the Central Afri-
Community Endorses
Embezzlement Probe
BONN, (JTA) The leader
of West Germany's Jewish
community said he is not satis-
fied with the investigation of
the Werner Nachmann embez-
zlement scandal.
Heinz Galinski said he
believes the investigation
should be pursued without bias
to expose possible accom-
plices, whether they be Jews
or non-Jews.
Nachmann, who was
chairman of the Central
Council of Jews in Germany
for 20 years until his sudden
death last January, was found
to have misappropriated up to
$20 million provided by the
Bonn government to pay resti-
tution to Jewish Holocaust
Galinski discovered the
malfeasance shortly after he
took office as Nachmann's
Speaking to a West German
radio station in an interview,
Galinski said that family
members and close associates
of Nachmann "must have had
at least some knowledge" of
what happened.
He said he would leave it to
the state prosecution to clear
up the question of accomplices.
"We are all co-responsible in
a moral sense, because we had
too much confidence" in Nach-
mann, Galinski said.
Nachmann, a wealthy indu-
strialist with good connections
in government, was a pillar of
the community. "Nobody had
the slightest suspicion that he
would steal money that was to
go to victims of the Holo-
caust," Galinski said.
He praised the West German
media for its unsensational
coverage of the affair and for
not using the scandal to launch
an anti-Semitic campaign.
Galinski said some elements
in the country would try to use
the scandal to incite anti-
Jewish feelings, but they
would do so even if no Jews
lived in Germany and there
had been no Nachmann
Estonia Notes
Jewish Revival
revival of Jewish life is taking
place in the Soviet republic of
Estonia, according to a Dutch
specialist in Eastern European
Writing in the daily Het
Parool, the specialist, Dick
Verkijk, reported that a
Jewish cultural society,
Surportedly the first in the
oviet Union, was established
in Estonia and officially regis-
tered. It is said to have 250
members to date.
The society's first public
event was a gala concert of
Jewish music performed in the
Russian Theater in Tallinn, the
Baltic republic's capital. The
650 seats were sold out within
two hours, Verkijk said.
He said he spoke to two
members of the Executive of
the Jewish society, Samuel
Lazekin and Eugenia Loov.
They told him Hebrew lessons
would start next month.
Verkijk reported that about
5,000 Jews live in Estonia, the
same number as in 1939, when
it was an independent nation.
Most of the Jews who lived
there before World War II
were deported to their deaths
during the Nazi occupation.
After the war, Jews from
Moscow, Leningrad and other
parts of the Soviet Union
settled in Estonia, because the
atmosphere was less anti-
Semitic, Verkijk reported.
He said similar Jewish
cultural societies will soon be
established in the neighboring
Baltic republics of Latvia and
Lithuania, which also are part
of the Soviet Union.
Terrorists Captured In S. Lebanon
TEL AVIV (JTA) Four armed Lebanese terrorists
plotting a bombing in Israel were captured by an Israel
Defense Force patrol in the southern Lebanon security
One terrorist was seriously wounded in the exchange of
fire. There were no Israeli casualties.
The terrorists were identified as members of the
Lebanese Communist Party. The clash occurred on rough
terrain north of Taibeh village, less than four miles from
the Israeli border of the Galilee panhandle.
can Republic.
Israel is being investigated
because the office accepted an
Arab-American Anti-
Discrimination Committee
petition charging Israel with
violating Palestinian rights to
organize; to work under basic
standards of health and safety;
and to receive a minimum
ORT Plans Technology Institute
In Chicago
NEW YORK (JTA) Women's American ORT plans to
build its third ORT school in the United States, an
advanced technological institute in Chicago that will
integrate courses in sophisticated technology, Jewish
studies and life skills to help improve the employment
prospects for local youth.
The school will join the 11-year-old Bramson ORT in New
York City and the Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute
established two years ago. An associate ORT program also
operates in South Florida.
Winnipeg's Withering Jewish Population
Winnipeg's Jewish community
is aging, diminishing and
moving to the South End of
the city, according to a report
&repared by Touche Ross
[anagement Consultants for
the Winnipeg Jewish
Community Council's long-
range planning committee.
The report indicates that
Winnipeg s Jewish population
has continued the decline that
begin in the 1960s, though
population loss has slowed
down, compared with the
period between the 1971 and
1981 censuses.
For 40 years Winnipeg's
Jewish population was
stationary, with a population
in the neighborhood of 20,000.
The peak year was 1961. The
population now stands at just
under 14,500, with 27 percent
over 65. This compares with 23
percent in the 1981 census.
Winnipeg, formerly the third
largest Jewish community in
Canada, now is closer to fourth
and possibly fifth place, edged
out by Vancouver and rivaled
by Ottawa.
Israel Population Rises
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's population grew by just over
1.5 percent last year, reaching 4,455,000 at the New Year,
the Central Bureau of Statistics announced here.
Eighty-two percent of the population is Jewish, the
bureau noted.
Nearly 100,000 births were registered during the past
year, of whom 73,000 were Jews.
New immigrants totaled about 13,000 in 5748, about
1,000 more than the previous year.
Soviets Pressed on
Cancer-Ridden Refusenik
case of a Jewish refusenik
suffering from cancer has been
taken up at the highest level in
Moscow by Lord Plumb of
Britain, president of the Stras-
bourg-based Parliament of
Plumb is making the first
official visit to the Soviet
capital by a president of the
parliament. His spokesman,
Lionel Stanbrook, said that he
discussed the predicament of
Georgi Samoilovich with
Andrei Gromyko, president of
the USSR.
Plumb "asked Gromyko for
details about the case of the
Jewish refusenik, who is
suffering from cancer for
which there is treatment only
in the United States," Stan-
brook said.
The soviet OVIR office
informed Samoilovich that he
would not be given a medical
visa for cancer therapy being
offered him at a hospital in
New Jersey. News of the
refusal was reported in Wash-
ington by Pamela Cohen, pres-
ident of the Union of Councils
for Soviet Jews.
Samoilovich, 63, was doag-
nosed by a visiting American
doctor as having large-cell
It is essential that Samoi-
lovich undergo surgery not
available in Moscow within the
next few weeks, Lord Plumb's
office said.
Redgrave's Rights Not Violated
British actress Vanessa Red-
grave suffered a setback after
a federal appeals court in
Boston ruled that the Boston
Symphony Orchestra did not
violate her civil rights when it
canceled her performances,
following threats by protes-
It was the latest and prob-
ably the final chapter in the
legal battle between Redgrave
and the orchestra. It started in
1982 after the orchestra
decided to cancel Redgrave's
contract to narrate six per-
formances of Stravinsky's
"Oedipus Rex" in Boston.
The orchestra canceled her
appearance following threats
they received because of Red-
grave's support of the Pales-
tine Liberation Organization.
The 3-2 decision by the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the First
Spy Trial in Recess
trial of suspected Soviet spy
Shabtai Kalmanovitz is to
recess until December.
His trial opened behind
closed doors in Tel Aviv
District Court with three
judges: Menahem Ilan,
Shoshana Berman and Zvi
According to defense
attorney Amnon Zichroni, the
first session was devoted to a
"mini-trial" about the validity
of the confession extracted
from Kalmanovitz by the Shin
Bet, Israel's internal security
The defendant claims that
the confession was extracted
from him by Shin Bet agents
using illegal methods.
Kalmanovitz, a Soviet-born
businessman with important
social, political and military
connections in Israel, was
arrested last December for
alleged espionage.
The case has electrified the
Israeli public, because
Kalmanovitz has been at the
center of previous scandals
and has ties to a number of
prominent Israeli officials.
He was reportedly close to
the late Premier golda Meir
and formerly served as an aide
to Samuel Flatto-Sharon, the
eccentric multimillionaire fugi-
tive from French justice who
served as a one-man Knesset
faction from 1977 to 1981.
Circuit said that the cancella-
tion of Redgrave's contract did
not violate the Massachusetts
Civil Right Act.
The court, however, upheld a
$12,000 award to Redgrave as
compensation for a lost role in
a Broadway play. A three-
member panel of the same
appeals court ruled in her
favor in October 1987.
The trial of Redgrave
against the orchestra, in which
the actress sought $5 million in
damages, went beyond a sim-
ple breach of contract case and
turned into a battle of freedom
of speech and the mix of art
and politics.
The orchestra said at the
time it decided to cancel the
contract after it received
letters and calls warning that
there would be picketing and
other protests against Red-
grave, because of her strong
opposition to Israel and her
embrace of the PLO.
Redgrave won the first
round of her legal battle when
a federal jury ruled in
November 1984 that the
orchestra breached the
contract and awarded her
$100,000 in compensation and
$27,500 in lost wages.
But in February 1985,
District Court Judge Robert
Keaton dismissed the $100,000
award and ruled Redgrave's
civil rights were not violated.

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