The Jewish Floridian of South County

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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Jewish Floridian of South Broward
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Boca Raton, Fla
F.K. Shochet.
Creation Date:
April 30, 1982
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 14, 1979)-
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The Apr. 20, 1990 issue of The Jewish Floridian of South County is bound in and filmed with v. 20 of The Jewish Floridian of South Broward.

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Presidents Conference Chief Charges
White House Meeting Was 'Deeply Disturbing Break in Jewish Unity'
A White House meeting
with President Reagan held
by six Jewish leaders last
week has been criticized by
Howard Squadron, chair-
man of the Conference of
Presidents of Major Ameri-
can Jewish Organizations,
as "a deeply disturbing
break in Jewish unity."
Squadron declared in a state-
ment: "The American Jewish
community is past the point
where we need or want 'court
Jews' to speak tor us to our gov-
ernment. The members of this
self-appointed group all but
one of them active Republicans-
were not authorized by the
I Jewish community to address the
President. Such meetings do not
help Israel and do not advance
the cause of Jewish dignity and
| self-respect."
THE SIX Jewish Leaders who
I met with Reagan, in what was
described as an effort to improve
I the access of the Jewish commu-
nity to the Administration, were
Max Fisher, of Detroit, chairman
of the Republican National
Jewish Coalition; Albert Spiegel,
of Los Angeles; Gordon Zacks, of
Columbus, Ohio; Richard Fox, of
Philadelphia; and George Klein,
of New York, all Republicans;
and Lawrence Weinberg, of
Beverly Hills, Calif., president of
the American Israel Public Af-
fairs Committee, (AIPAC) a
In commenting further on the
meeting, Squadron said: "From
the beginning of this Adminis-
tration, an effort has been made
to bypass the Presidents Confer-
ence so that the White House
could designate its own' Jewish
leaders." The effort was
vigorously rejected by the organ-
ized Jewish community on the
ground that it is not up to the
President to select the Jews who
represent the Jewish community.
It is up to the Jewish community
The "most representative
group in Jewish life today is the
Conference of Presidents, the one
body which by common consent
speaks for American Jews on
issues affecting the security of
our fellow Jews in Israel and
other lands abroad," Squadron
"The 34 national Jewish
secular and religious organiza-
tions in the Presidents Confer-
ence represent the overwhelming
majority of American Jews: Or-
thodox, Conservative, Recon-
structionist and Reform; Zionists
and Jewish labor; war veterans
and women's groups and mem-
bers of local Jewish community
councils the whole gamut of
organized Jewry."
nearly 25 years the Presidents
Conference "has served as the ac-
knowledged voice of American
Jewry, recognized as such by Je-
rusalem and Washington, never
hesitating to speak out in
criticism of our government when
criticism was warranted."
Continuing Squadron Mid:
"Of course, no President likes to
hear criticism. That is why some
self-appointed Jewish spokes-
men, political supporters of the
President, have tried to create a
new group to serve as a buffer be-
tween the President and the
organized Jewish community.
American Jews reject this con-
cept. We have no intermediaries,
no 'court Jews to represent us in
the halls of government. We
speak for ourselves."
Surprise was expressed in
some quarters at the participa-
tion in the meeting of Weinberg,
who as president of AIPAC
heads the Jewish community's
registered lobby in the nation's
Conspicuously absent from the
delegation was Jacob Stein, long
active in Republican circles, who
recently resigned as White House
liaison with the Jewish commu-
nity. It was learned that Stein
was not invited to join the dele-
gation. When Stein left the Reag-
an Administration following the
AWACS vote, it was first
thought that he would be suc-
ceeded in his White House post
by Albert Spiegel. Recent reports
from Washington indicate, how-
ever, that the position itself has
been dropped.
UJA/Federation Reaches
Goal of $2 Million
Jews Barred from Top Schools
In USSR, B'nai B'rith Charges
the Soviet Union, already reeling
under Kremlin-condoned anti-
Semitism, are being oppressed
[still further, this time by near-
~ stal exclusion from schools of
f higher learning.
Dr. William Korey, director of
policy research for the Interna-
tional Council of B'nai B'rith,
using statistics on the city of
Moscow recently released by the
USSR, points out that the
number of Jewish students in all
institutions of higher learning in
| Moscow in 1980-81 had fallen to
15 percent of the total
| enrollment.
That is less than half the low
figure of a decade earlier and far
less than the percentage of Jews
[residing in Moscow, Korey says
in a paper released at a con-
Iference on Soviet Jewry spon-
sored by the International
|Council of B'nai B'rith.
The 1970 Moscow census
the latest available reports
364,63* Jews of a total popula-
tion of 7,061,000, or a percentage
of 3.56.
Korey, an authority on the
Soviet Union, says that statistics
on the postgraduate level yield a
similar pattern, falling from 4,945
in 1970 to 2,841 just five years
later. Data on Moscow's
scientific community in 1971,
which constitutes one-quarter of
the entire USSR scientific pop-
ulation, show that 11 per cent
were Jewish. This is a good in-
dication that the children of these
scientists probably would have
strong aspirations for higher
learning, Korey says.
Korey asserts that these
figures probably reflect the
situation in the rest of the Soviet
Union. "The number of Jewish
students enrolled in higher
education throughout the USSR
plunged from 111,900 in 1968-69
to 66,999 in 1976-77," he says,
concluding that "the incredible
40 percent decline is certain to
have dropped even further since
For Soviet Jews, "the evidence
points to an overwhelmingly
desperate future," Korey
He dismisses the suggestion
that emigration has been a factor
in the diminished numbers. Until
recently Moscow has produced a
very small percentage of
emigrants he says, pointing out
that between 1968 and 1980 the
figure was 14,494 only 5.8
percent of the total.
The report quotes a "samiz-
dat" document an under-
ground publication declaring that
Jews are denied entry to Mos-
cow's top schools through a ploy
in which "specially selected
examiners" administer
"unusually difficult oral ex-
aminations" in mathematics and
physics only to Jewish students.
Very few pass these tests.
Norman I. Stone, general cam-
paign chairman of the 1982 UJA-
Federation Drive announces with
pleasure that the $2 million goal
for the Federation has been
In making the announcement,
Stone indicates that this is an in-
crease of 50 percent over last
year's campaign of $1.3 million.
"We set a high goal, yet we be-
lieved that it was attainable. We
worked very hard on this cam-
paign and we now see the fruits of
our labor," Stone said.
Abner Levine, associate gener-
al campaign chairman said,
"Without the hard work of ap-
proximately 700 volunteers, we
would not have realized this won-
derful moment. We should thank
each and every person who has
worked on this campaign. It was
a momentous job."
Of the toUl of $2 million, the
Women's Division raised
$408,000. Margie Baer, chairper-
son of the division said, "Our
portion represents over 20 per-
cent of the total campaign. This
is one of the highest percentages
for women's campaigns in the
United States. We are extremely
pleased with our results. I per-
sonally want to thank all of the
women who worked endless hours
on this campaign for their com-
mitment and their efforts."
The campaign will not offici-
ally be over until the summer.
There are still portions of the
South County area that are
finishing their solicitations. The
final figure for 1982 is expected to
be above the $2 million mark.
UN Council Session Condemned
Minister's Office has condemned
the current session of the United
Nations Security Council which
was convened in the aftermath of
the shooting spree at the Temple
The office issued a blistering
statement which noted that "a
human tragedy was used to
summon the meeting and voice
terrible charges against the
people in Israel. This is a blood
libel against the Jewish people in
its homeland, and the democratic
world again stands aside and
keeps quiet."
"The days in which the Jewish
people were defenseless and paid
with the blood of their sons have
passed and will not return."
The statement recalled that the
countries that were behind the
convening of the Council were the
grossest aggressors against
innocent people.
Prelude to Statehood' How Modern Miracle Occurred
Some 35 years ago, to be exact,
on April 28, 1947, a special UN
assembly met to set up the
United Nations Special Commit-
tee on Palestine (UNSCOP). A
year later, the Jewish State, the
State of Israel, came into being.
It was more than a calendrical
coincidence: the establishment of
this, the last of a long series of
Palestine committees and com-
missions, was a crucial step on
the long and tortuous road
towards the renewal of Jewish in-
dependence in the Land of Israel.
Two years after the end of the
war in Europe, there was still no
solution to the twin problems of
Jewish homelessness and state-
lessness. Hundreds of thousands
of survivors of the Nazi Holo-
caust, most of them in the camps
for "displaced persons," de-
manded the right to rebuild their
shattered lives in the Promised
Land, where their brethren were
ready and willing to receive them.
But the gates were barred and
bolted by Great Britain, despite
its commitment under the Lea-
gue of Nations Mandate to "faci-
litate the establishment of a Jew-
ish National Home."
WHEN ON April 2, 1947, the
British Government asked the
Assembly "to make recom-
mendations, .concerning the
future government of Palestine,"
it placed its Mandate, in effect, at
the disposal of the United
Nations. Almost a decade before,
it had accepted the principle of
partition, proposed by the Peel
Commission, but it had soon
abandoned the idea. In the White
Paper of 1939, the British im-
posed severe restrictions on
Jewish immigration and land
purchases, and announced their
intention to establish, in effect,
an Arab State with a permanent
Jewish minority.
After the end of World War II,
they continued to pursue the
White Paper policy with unabat-
ed tenacity, but at the beginning
of 1947 they had to admit failure.
Despite all their efforts, they
could not suppress Jewish resis-
tance against the betrayal of Bri-
tain's obligations under the Man-
The "displaced persons" refus-
ed to be resettled in any other
place than Palestine; with the
help of emissaries from the home-
land, most of them belonging to
the Haeanah, the underground
defense organization responsible
to the Jewish leadership, thou-
sands of them braved the British
naval blockade to reach the Land
of Israel.
THE HAGANAH, while pre-
paring for defence against ex-
pected Arab attacks, also carried
out acts of sabotage against Bri-
tish military installations and
communications. Two other un-
derground organizations, IZL
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Friday, Apn* 9.1882
_________Friday, April 30.1982
The Middle East's | Returning of Sinai: | Zero Sum Game
There is probably
nothing that can altei
Menachem Begins decision
tD hand over the remaining
f hird of the Sinai to Hosni
Mubarak but
for the record, it might be
instructive to examine the
intellectual and cultural
process that informs this
irrevocable act of folly.
The idea that Israel can "buy"
peace by surrendering the
strategic barrier to its annihila-
tion in two wars in the last 15
years is itself an uncommon illu-
sion. It betokens a nation in a
state of delirium, dangerously
out of touch with reality, the na-
ture of men and its own history.
In a larger context, the concep-
tion of peace as a purchasable
commodity, per se, rather thar
the product of an equal invest
ment by equal partners with
equal benefits and risks, is a
quantum leap backward to 19th
Century Eastern Europe where
isolated Jewish enclaves per-
ceived their only hope for
security in the purchase of peace
from the local brigand.
IT NEVER worked, as we
know; the fields of Galkaa,
Lithuania and the Ukraine are
littered with the bones of Jews
who "paid up." They may be par-
doned, these frightened, semi-
literate denizens of the shtetL In
their perceived defenselessness,
perhaps they saw no other re-
course. Hut what are we to say of
the new paymaster, the first
sovereign Jewish state in 1,900
The Jewish experience of try-
ing to "buy" peace exemplifies
the zero sum game in human af-
fairs as no other. Zero is what the
purchasers have always gotten
for their monej ; the sum of Jew-
ish death and suffering derived
from this exercise constitutes the
jrJarkest page in histirvy But
aside from the fact that it flies in
the face of Jewish experience, be-
yond even the fact that it is being
committed by a nation superbly
trained and equipped for its-own
defense, what makes the folly of
the Apr. 25 "final withdrawal" so
inexplicable, is the almost certain .
foreknowledge that thw entire
exercise is a charade-
Israel is surrendering the Sinai
in the lace of mounting evidence
that the "normalization" of rela-
tions with Egypt, for which its
precious coin is !>eing proffered,
is a chimera Egypt is receiving
the terntop. lost in two war- of
aggression, as its due, with no
feeling of obligation to the donor,
indeed, with the comforting
knowledge that world public
opinion has already excused it of
any such obligation.
FOR NO matter how much
high-flown pretension still sur
rounds it. the Camp Oavid agree
ment is now universally regarded
as nothing more than an ex-
pendable instrument for the
transfer of the remainder of the
Sinai back into Egyptian hands.
Corollary to this is a universal
perception that once the "clos-
ing" on the real estate is com-
pleted, Egypt after a discreet
but brief interval will be per-
fectly free to disavow the whole
deal and make its peace with the
rest of the Arab camp. The case
for disavowal is already being
meticulously mounted on the
hulk of the West Bank autonomy
If this mendacious piece of
play-acting requires a curtain-
closer, it is evident in the fact
that the Covemment of Israel
knows precisely how the script
reads but can't do a thing to
change it because it dare not pro-
voke the ire of Washington or
Cairo, not to mention other power
centers, and because Mr. Begin,
having mortgaged his political
future and his stall in the Jewish
pantheon to this theatrical horror
show, must see it through to con-
clusion, no matter the cost to Is-
rael's security and viability.
Only the incurably naive
should be surprised by the roles
the public and its opinion molder,
the mass media, have assigned to
the protagonists in this make-be-
lieve peace. Begin, deeder of the
Sinai oilfields, the two most
valuable airbases east of the
Mediterranean, control over the
Straits of Tiran, settlements
wrenched out of a millenia-ahatv
doned wilderness by the sweat of
now poisoned idealists, el al. is
appropriately casl as the villain.
0)v intransigent obstacle to |>eace
and the fulfillment of the Keagan
Administration's grand strategy
for "Soviet containment in the
Middle East.
Sadat,.now Mubarak receivers
of eve'ryihmg^'.iwMmtliijl ib
.nothing l>eyon t.Hlrie future; "nor;nHji/.Ht ion'
of relation*-with Israel, are ju6t
as appnrprlately c-ust W themuch
put upon. king suffering heroes n|
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U.S. Hercules transport arrives in the dead
of night in Tel Aviu, dispatched there during
the 1973 War by then-President Richard
Nixon to help resupply the Israelis whose
losses in weapons in the first few days of
fighting against Egypt became critically
high. When, within the week, the Israelis
turned the direction of the war around, and
loser is an irresistible magnet tor
universal contempt.
Gen. Ariel Sharon's troops crossed the Suez
Canal and'began making 'their "way toward
Cairo, then-Secretary of State Henry Kissin-
ger warned the Israelis that, unless they quit
trying for a decisive victory, the U.S. would
abandon and leave it to the mercy of the So-
On the contrary, Israel which
was never more respected, if not
loved, when its domain stretched
Irom Ml. liermon to Sharm el-
Sheikh, has never been held in
lower esteem now that it is
voluntarily amputating 60 per-
cent of its territory It was Abba
Elian, nobody's hawk, who ob-
served some years ago that the
smaller Israel became, the less of
a strategic asset and, by defini-
tion, the more qf a- strategic
burden It would l>ecome in the
eyes of the West.
That observation stands re-
vealed in all its naked authen-
ticity on the eve of the "final
withdrawal" by a world that
deuls in the hard currency of
power, not the soft snap of self-
mutilation in the elusive quest for
favorable editorials from Time
magazine and other self-ap-
pointed arbiters' of public
opinion. It is especially ironic,
with its emasculation nearinglhe
Apr. ito watershed, that Israel
should have chosen this juncture
to promote itself as a key plank in
the U.S. strategy lor the defense
ol the Persian (lulf against
. Soviet incursion.
THAT'S LIKE a sharpshooter
offering himself for advance
HCOUt duly after first having
gouged out oneol his eyes. Three
years ago. the generals and ad-
mirals in the Pentagon might
have lieen enticed by such a
prupoaal. On the eve of the "final
withdrawal." it is laughable.
Who needs a one-eyed sharp
Some people will never forgive
Menachem Begin for whut he did
at Camp David. Their unalterable
sense ot betrayal is understands
ble in light of the man's back-
ground. That this historically
discredited attempt to buy peace
with the rent fabric of Israel's
security, rejected by a string of
l,abor governments, should have
been perpetrated by a disciple of
Vladimir Jabotinsky. founder of
a political movement that de-
clared itself "free of that old Jew
ish disease impressionism," is
as inexplicable as would be
10 in a Id Keagans conversion to
the cause of unilateral disarma-
The more generous might lie
inclined to understand, if not for-
give the original error of (amp
David. Squeezed by the unrelent-
ing pressure of Jimmy Carter's
hunger lor a trophy for his bare
wall. Israel's own massive hunger
for peace, the overwhelming per-
sonality of Anwar Sadat, and a
media-whipped frenzy that
turned what should have been a
sober private negotiation into a
diplomatic Olympics, Begin was
unhinged from reality and his-
torical experience and swept
away in the raging tide of his-
IF HIS mortality was a shock
to his adulators. Begin's desire to
le the maker of peace between
Israel and its most formidable
Arab adversary. wawio surprise,
to those who knew the real Begin
Irom the unsparing image,q{ ,his
So Itegin took his "risk for
peace." backed his bet on
"normalization" with two thirds
of the Sinai, and got thoroughly
stomped. Even the most unfor-
giving must recognize that the
split milk can't be put back in the
lioiili- Mark up another bitter
charge to Jewish experience and
carry on. What Begin proposes to
do on Apr. 26, however, exceeds
the Ixiunds of Ixith forgiveness
and understanding. To proceed,
us he obviously intends, with the
severing of the final artery of the
Sinai lifeline despite compelling
evidence that "normalization" in
a fraud, despite a myriad ot new
political and strategic develop-
ments shouting for assessment;
despite Egypt's ceaseless attacks
from every international forum
and its enthusiastic support for
the sale of the deadliest weapons
in the U.S. arsenal to Saudi
Arabia, and despite the fact that
the task of keeping the "peace''
in Sinai is now largely to lie en-
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Had Sadat lived, even this
final step in the dismemberment
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dreams and irreplaceulilc
strategic values, could have been
viewed in some understandable
perapacUve. With his charm,
political genius and uncanny
sense ol diplomatic timing. Sadat
mesmerized an entire world. Poor
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Return Of Sinai: The Zero Sum Game Humor Comes from Being Jewish
Continued from preceding page
Begin was totally outmatched.
Sadat's assassination, however,
changed the whole equation.
HISTORY MAY interpret it as
no more than the savage act of
religious fanatics. Others may be
moved to see the murder of the
Egyptian dictator as he reviewed
a parade celebrating his coun-
try's 'victory" in a war that sent
2.600 young Israelis to their
graves, as a last chance for Israel
to reverse a course that must in-
evitably result in tragedy.
For no matter how sincere
Sadat may have been about his
"peace" with Israel and an Is-
raeli flag hitched to an obscure
apartment house in Cairo is the
only visible token of that sin-
cerity thusfsx remote, at best,
are the chances that his assumed
purpose will be carried forward
by successors straining at the bit
for reconciliation with the "Arab
William Mehlman currently edits The Insiders'
Chronicle, a financial weekly headquartered in New
York. He was formerly editor of The Times of Israel
and World Jewish Review. He has written this article
exclusively for The Jewish Floridian.
That Begin would not have
seized the occasion of Sadat's
exit and his replacement by the
Moscow-trained Mubarak to
divorce Israel from this perilous
gamble with its security is
neither pardonable nor conceiva-
ble. To be cowed by Mubarak as
though he were Sadat and to pro-
ceed with the irrational Apr. 26
withdrawal from Sinai as though
nothing had changed, is to spit in
the eye of fortune.
IT APPEARS the tragedy will
be played out. Mr. Begin may be
calculating thai he can always
turn his tanks around and restore
the status quo ant* in Sinai,
should Mubarak declare nor-
malization-pretending to be at an
end. He should quickly disabuse
himself of any such notion.
This is 1982, not 1967, and
even if the people of Israel could
find the heart to sacrifice the
thousands of lives it would cost
to recapture the territory, a world
now solidly alignad against Israel
would never permit them to do it.
The folly Menachem Begin is
preparing to commit them to on
Apr. 26 is not for the day or the
morrow but for all time.
Wherever he thinks he is going,
let him be aware that that im-
mutable fact will be his constant
Art Buchwald, who won a Puli-
tzer Prize for commentary in his
syndicated column, said that he
attributes a lot of his humor to
the fact that he is Jewish. "It
rubs off." he told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.
Buchwald is known for his
Washington-based column of sa-
tire on political and social issues.
The 66-year-old Buchwald, de-
scribed by the Pulitzer board as
"an American institution." start-
Mi in Paris after World War II
where he began writing about
nightlife for the Paris Herald Tri-
bune and eventually moved into
the satirical column for which he
is now famous. He moved to
Washington during the Kennedy
Administration and has since
been producing three columns a
week for the Los Angeles Times
| Buchwald that at the age of
six he was put into the Hebrew
Orphan Asylum in New York
and through that institution was
placed in various foster homes
until the age of 16 when he joined
the Marine Corps. He said he
never had a Bar Mitzvah because
he considered himself a man al-
ready. His refusal to have a Bar
Mitzvah made his father angry,
he noted.
However, he stressed he has
always considered himself a Jew,
although he does not belong to a
temple or to any Jewish organi-
zation, "or any other organiza-
tions." He said that he has on oc-
casion spoken at fund-raising
functions for Jewish organiza-
Immersed in Ancient Culture
'Last Living Canaanite' Now at U of F
Theodor Gaster has been so
immersed in the ancient
cultures of the Near East
that sometimes he says he
feels tike "the last living
Canaanite" trapped in the
wrong time and the wrong
Gaster, 75, emeritus professor
of religion at Barnard College in
New York City, is teaching at the
University of Florida's Center for
Jewish Studies.
Founded in 1973, the center is
aimed toward developing inter-
disciplinary programs exploring
the various facets of Jewish cul-
ture history, language, literature
and religion. It includes the
55.000-volume Isser and Rae
Price Library of Judaica, the
> largest in the Southeast.
UF RELIGION professor
Barry Mesch, who heads and
helped found the center, says,
"We are trying to make ours a
rigorous, academic professional
The center, which last year
brought Nahum N. Glatzer to UF
as a visiting professor, is contin-
uing its tradition of providing
higher Jewish education at UF
by hosting Gaster this year.
I* One of the world's leading sch-
olars on ancient Biblical cultures,
Gaster speaks six languages and
reads Canaanite, Hittite, Sumer-
un, Egyptain, Hebrew and 22
other languages. He wrote the
first English translation of the
Dead Sea Scrolls and is known
especially for his research into
the folklores of the ancient Near
BY USING the technique of
-."comparative folklore" to under-
stand the obscure language of the
ancient writings of the Hebrews
and other Near East cultures,
(aster says he has been able to
*e the writings "through the
eyes of the authors."
The problem with understand-
"ig the ancient scripts is that the
metaphors and symbolism used
y the authors, including those of
the Bible, may have had far diffe-
rent interpretations in their own
culture than in the modern world.
Many interpreters of the anci-
ent writings may have misinter-
preted the ideas in those writings
I because they did not know the
l olKiore and mythology of the
culture. Their interpretations
were "culturally contained," says
faster, meaning that the stories
were interpreted in the context of
" interpreter's culture and not
"> the context of the authors
This foszlore has bean forgot,
ten and that's why some of
Theodor Herzl, the founder of
Zionism. Chaim Wekmann, who
later became Israel's first presi-
dent, walked young Gaster to
school, and in 1917 worked out
the historic Balfour Declaration,
England's approval of a Jewish
homeland in Palestine, in the
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principal plus interest.
Prof. Theodor Gaster
ancient stories are difficult to un-
derstand," he says.
Examples can be seen in mo-
dern-day children's stories: A
woman with a black pointed hat
and riding a broom obviously re-
fers to a witch to a 20th Century
European or American. But a
person from another culture, ex-
plains Gaster, may not make that
connection and miss the point of
the story entirely.
GASTER GREW up in s relig-
ious and scholarly atmosphere.
One of 13 children of England's
chief rabbi, he was surrounded by
international intellectuals. Sig-
mund and Anna Freud frequent-
ed his home; and Gaster was
named for his father's friend,
Gaster, who received a PhD in
religion at Columbia University
in 1943. alee holds degrees in li-
terature and classics. He has
need his training to devote his bis
"to recovering the entire world of
the ancient Near East." He says
he's "mainly concerned with the
history of ideas, and brings all
studies together to understand
In his books, "Thespis" and
"The Oldest Stories in the
World." Gaster shares his trans-
lations of some of the ancient le-
gends of the Near East, but his
current project, his "life's work,"
is a book describing "what each
ancient civilization thought
about everything."
HE COMPARES ideas from
Greek and Roman and other anc-
ient civilizations. Gaster says
this will bring people closer to
understanding the past, thereby
closer to understanding the pre-
Gaster will teach at the Uni-
versity of Florida through April
and says he plans to return next
year to teach graduate courses in i
UF's religion department. |
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Volume 4
7 IYAR 5742
Number 18
Israel Charges UN Debate
Fans Flames of Hatred
(JTA) Israel has charged
that the Security Council,
which opened its debate on
"The Situation in the Occu-
pied Arab Territories," was
urgently convened "at the
whim of certain countries
which seek to exploit the
misdeeds of one particular
individual acting on his
own in order to fan the
flames of religious hatred
and incitement."
Ambassador Yehuda Blum of
Israel said that the shooting
incident in the Dome of the Rock,
the sacred Islamic shrine in Jeru-
salem, was a tragedy." He said
the perpetrator of the crime "may
well be mentally deranged." de-
scribing his art ion as an act of
BLUM WARNED. There is a
danger, nay. indeed a certainty,
that this debate will \tv exploited
with a \iew to playing upon reli-
gious eentimenta ot millions
ad i h< world
The Arab leaden deckled to
the Moslem world
'. Of] Ironi the.r own
problems the dreary and cruel
oppression ot their peoplea, the
wanton razing ot their own
ancient cities and mosques in
Syria and in Lebanon, and the
attempts to blot out the rankling
memory' of the destruction by-
Jordan of Jewish synagogues and
cemeteries in Jerusalem." Blum
The Israeli evoy also charged
that the countries that were
behind the hasty convening of
the council were "the very same
countries that over the years
have not only encouraged acts of
terrorism against Israel, but have
also lent their support, military,
financial, diplomatic and other to
a terrorist organization bent on
the destruction" of Israel.
Council is also an act of "bigotry
of the highest degree," Blum ob-
served, noting that the Arabs did
not request a Security Council
meeting when a Turkish fanatic
shot Pope John Paul II in May,
1981 or when Moslem zealots
stormed into the holy shrine of
Mecca in a premeditated attack
in Nov. 1979.
Concluding. Blum declared:
"The considerable efforts made
by the government of Israel, in-
deed by any government, to
protect holy sites, are unfortu-
nately no guarantee against
isolated acts of sacrilege by indi-
viduals running amok, as hap-
pened in the case before us. That
regrettable Incident in no way
changes the policy basil to the
rtimeni ami the peopk A 1-
reel to strive lor tota-ance
coexistence in an iilmoxpherr >'
peaci .ukI r, ami iliat tei in
Jerusalem whose beiinesa ia
il to Judaism t hristianitj
and islam
The debate opened with a
statement read by Ambassadoi
Mehdi Mrani Zentar of Morocco
on behalf of King Hassan 11. Tin
king charged Israel with
responsibility for the bloodshed
in Jerusalem even if the incident
was caused bv a single soldier
art ing on his own. He accused Is-
rael of "passivity if not collu-
sion" with "Zionist terrorist
AIPAC Seeking 'Voices' to
be Heard In Washington
The New York Times calls
AIPAC "the most powerful, best
run and effective foreign policy
interest group in Washington."
AIPAC is American Israel
Public Affairs Committee. Head-
quartered in Washington, D.C., it
is the American organization
which, for over a quarter-century,
has worked on Capitol Hill to
strengthen United States-Israel
relations and to fight for Israel's
security and well being.
AIPACe Executive Commit-
tee is comprised of 100 distin-
guished citizens, one-third of
whom are Presidents ot the major
American Jewish organizations,
and the other two-thirds of whom
are important non-elected poli-
tical leaders from across the
United States.
In 1982 AIPAC will be
working to strengthen the friend-
ship between Israel and the
United States, to guide and
protect next year's financial aid
request for Israel of S2.5 billion
and to guard against further
dangerous arms sales to unstable
Arab regimes.
AIPAC ia an American or-
ganization registered aa a
domestic lobby. It is supported
solely by private donations (non
taxdedurtible) from individuals.
It receives no monetary assis-
tance whatsoever from Israel nor
any foreign group.
Because of AIPAC's long and
distinguished record of present-
ing its positions accurately, it is
not surprising that Senators and
Representatives look to AIPAC
for reliable monitoring of
Middle East events ma they affect
both American and Israeli
In the coming months
Congress and the Administration
will be making many critical
decisions that affect American
and Israel and American-Israel
In anticipation of potential
crises, AIPAC is conducting a
membership campaign. Member-
ship dues of $35 a year includes a
one-year subscription to the Near
East Report, the authoritative
Washington weekly that reports
on Middle East events, Arab
propaganda, Washington policy-
making. Every member's contri-
bution becomes a "Voice to be
heard in Washington."
Membership contributions in
any amount are welcomed by
AIPAC. The American Israel
Public Affairs Committee is at
444 N. Capitol St., N.W.,
Washington. DC 20001.
David Ben-Gurion
Note on Israel's Independence Recalled
David Ben-Hurion was Israel's first Prime
Minister. he is regarded as the main architect of
the Jewish State's independence Following is an
excerpt from his essay, Israel and Diaspora,' in the
Jewish Frontier Anthology, 1945-1967.
It is clear that the founder"
and the immediate builders ol
the State ot Israel were th" boo
migrants who came to the
country, lived in it. built it in the
sweat of their brow, and carried
out in their lives a three-fold
transformation: they changed
their country, language and way
of life. Before the establishment
of the State, these founders and
builders came mainly from
Europe, starting in the last
quarter of the 19th Century and
continuing until close to the rise
of the State; they came from the
Jewry in which the idea of Hibbat
Zion (the love of Zionl and later
the political Zionist movement,
took shape.
The 19th Century was marked
by strongly ideological
characteristics, and from the
nineteenth Century, even before
the publication of Herd's
Judenstaat and the convening of
the first Zionist Congress in
Basle, this idea was given the
name of "Zionism." The meaning
behind the idea was the will to
return to Zion and to reassemble
the nation in its own land.
ONE OF the causes of Zionism
was no doubt distress, economic,
political and cultural, of various
types and fluctuating intensities.
But distress abne is not suffi-
cient to impel people to migrate
to a country where they meet
with even greater difficulties
than those they knew in the
countries they came from.
It is impossible to understand
everything that has happened in
OUT days the renewal of the
'wish State and the im-
iiugration ol lens ot thousand* ot
Jews who sever read lies--.
Pinsker and Mer/i ;uui perhaps
had never even heard the nan*
Zionism-* uhoui considering
< is:-.- of messianic redemption
which ia impianud deep in the
heart of the Jewish people, not
only since the destruction of the
second T'-mple. but ever sinre the
day* oi the first literary proph
if not before the de|iarturr
from Egypt
This vision fills the very air of
Jewish history' antl in various
countries at different times it has
been the motive force in powerful
movements, which at the time
deeply stirred the Jewish people,
sometimes as a whole and
sometimes in part. They were the
profound and never-failing
sources from which the Jews,
dispersed in exile for hundreds of
years, drew the moral and
spiritual strength to face all the
difficulties of life in foreign lands
and to survive until the coming of
national salvation. i
ANYONE who does not realize
that the vision of messianic
redemption is the central feature
of the uniqueness of the Jewish
people, does not understand the
central truth of Jewish history
and the cornerstone of the faith of
Israel. The God of Israel was not
like the God of the Vedanta a
metaphysical entity or a supreme
force beyond good and evil but
a moral entity, personifying the
supreme values of righteousness,
mercy and love; and man, ac-
cording to the Jewish scriptures,
was created in the image of this
The aspiration of our people's
prophets and teachers was for
complete national redemption in
the Promised Land. The vision,
however, was not limited to the
Jewish people, but brought
tidings of peace, righteousness
and equality to all peoples, in
other words, complete redem-
ption for the human race and an
end to all tyranny and wicked-
ness in the world.
Our redemption will not come
about, however, merely as a
result of the redemption of the
world. We shall not succeed
without an effort. Redemption
must come from within ourselves.
The messianic vision that has
lighted up our path for thousands
of years has prepared and fitted
us to be a light to the nations.
MOREOVER, it has imposed
upon us the duty of becoming a
model people and building a
model state. It is through the
force of this ideal with which we
are imbued in achieving the
renewal of our independence
the "beginnings of the redemp-
tion;" without the hope for mes-
sianic redemption and the pro-
found attachment to the ancient
homeland, the State of Israel
would never have been estab-
When the aspiration for
messianic redemption was
combined with the pioneering
drive that was reawakened in the
19th Century and directed, first a
thin trickle, and then a growing
stream of the Jewish migration to
the Homeland (this migration
was rightly referred to as aliya).
when the aliya was fertilized by
the idea of labor, and young
people from towns and cities in
the Diaspora became land-
workers, road-builders, drainers
of swamps and factory workers in
the Homeland then the material
foundations had been laid for the
renewal of Israels sovereign
independence and the first stages
in the realization of the vision of
the redemption ol our people, a^
.) v s and aa human beings
"niv the immigrants who were
ictual builders and found
- Hate, the- ifrackUi Oflb*
1 was tr,e worko'f Che'ciitiv
Jewish people, not only ot those
living in our days, but ol aii the
generations in our history : toi it
was only the faith, the vision and
the spiritual heroism of past
generations that made possible
the achievements of our own dav.
In Israel the Jews are a nation
like all the nations, and at the
same time they are Jews in every
fibre of their bodies and every
feeling in their hearts, as no Jew
can possibly be abroad. In this
respect there is no difference
between orthodox, religious,
freethinking and non-religious
Jews. The ancient Jewish past
has suddenly become close,
intimate, real, complete, as it is
reflected in the Book of Books.
Nevertheless, the fate of the
State is involved in the fate of
World Jewry, and vice versa.
The State of Israel is only the
beginning of the redemption; its
survival and the fulfillment of its
mission cannot be assured
without the continuation of the
ingathering of the exiles. Jewry
in the Diaspora, and above all in
its two great centers, is already
far gone in the process of
assimilation, although its Jewish
consciousness has not yet
WITHOUT mutual bonds
between Israel and the Diaspora
communities, it is doubtful
whether Israel will survive, and
whether Jewry in the Diaspora
will not perish by euthanasia or
sutfocalion. Apart from the
prophetic heritage, there are also
geopolitical reasons for the fact
that Israel is not. and cannot be.
only hk- other itatoa 'The
House ol Israel ia not like all the
nations thai is not onl>
Presides At

ONLY IN sovereign Israel
does the full opportunity now
arise for molding the life of the
Jewish people according to its
own needs and values, in loyalty
to its own character and its spirit,
to its historic heritage and its
vision for the future. In Israel the
barrier between the Jew and the
man is destroyed; the State has
assured its people of integrity
and completeness as Jews and as
Keagan officiated in a White
House ceremony commemorating
the six million Jews of the
Holocaust and other victims of
Nazi oppression on Tuesday
Bv joint resolution of both the
U.S. Senate and the House of
Representatives. Congressional
leaders joined other dignitaries in
a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol
Rotunda at noon. The two-part
ceremony at the White House
and the U.S. Capitol is part of a
week-long "Days of Remem
brance commemoration spon-
sored by the U.S. Holocaust M*
morial Council.
Letter to the Editor
EDITOR. The Jewish Floridian.
I am very much concerned with
recent published accounts on the
question of the relationship be-
tween several political parties of
Israel and the Jews of the Dias
Recently a letter appeared in
the Floridian castigating world
Reform Judaism. An article of a
alar vein was published in a
Jewish-English pubUcation of
Worcester. Mass.
A recent item in the Floridian
under the byline of 'Jerusalem'
states that the Agudat Israel
Council of Sages called for a boy-
cott of the Israeli airline El Al be-
cause it flies on the Sabbath, and
for the passage of the controver-
sial amendment to the Law of
Return "Who is a Jew."
The Agudat Council here uses
the term 'Sages' in their title,
when that term does not apply to
them. (From the day the temple
was destroyed, the gift of
prophecy was taken from
prophets and given to the sages
says the Camera.) Their plat-
form, if adopted by the Israeli
Knesset, will snlit world Jewry
apart, specifically the J
t$ oi the
Inasmuch as the greater ma-
jority of Jews live in the Diaspora
they have to create their own cul
lure and lifestyle. We. therefore,
must recognize the fact that
Diaspora Jews receive a thorough
Jewish education, in all facets of
Judaism while maintaining co-
partnership with the State of
In this context, I should like to
quote from the famous Jewish
philosopher. Simon Rawidowicz
"In the spirit of Babylon
(DiasporaI and Jerusalem (Israel)
we will think our thoughts of Je-
rusalem and Babylon. This will
Jewish history be also after 1948.
Should destiny decree that the
Jewish people will continue to
live under two flags, they will
nevertheless be one, with one
heart, one soul."
Do not let us destroy this
philosophy, through narrow
mindedness of a minor group.
West Palm Beech

Friday, April 30,1982
The Jewish Floridian of South County
At the signing of the proclamation for Holocaust
Remembrance Day are (Rear left to right) Pam
Tench, Pinellas; David Sandier and Florence
Straus, Fort Lauderdale; Elsie Leviton, Palm
Beach. (Front left to right) Phil Emmer, Gaines-
ville; Rabbi Harold Richter and Carl Rosenhopf,
South Broward; Governor Bob Graham; Sue
Pins, Orlando; James Boer, South County; Paul
Jeser, Orlando.
Gov. Graham Recognizes Holocaust Victims
Governor Bob Graham signed
a resolution May 10 in Tallahas-
see declaring April 20, 1982 as a
Day of Remembrance of the
victims of the Nazi Holocaust
which was subsequently passed
by the State of Florida House of
This proclamation gives recog-
nition to the fact that less than 40
years ago, six million Jews and
millions of other people were
murdered and suffered as victims
of Naziism in the Holocaust as
part of a systematic program of
genocide. It further stresses that
the people of the State of Florida
should always remember the
atrocities committed by the
Nazis so that such horrors shall
never be repeated.
Also emphasized in the procla-
mation is the need for us to con-
tinually rededicate ourselves to
the principle of equal justice for
all people and that we should
remain eternally vigilant against
all tyranny and recognize that
bigotry provides a breeding
Boca Raton to
Host Brandeis
Women Luncheon
Boca Raton plays host to 21
chapters of the Region of Florida
Brandeis University National
Women's Committee at a cham-
pagne luncheon in the Cathedral
Room of the Boca Raton Hotel on
Wednesday, May 12. Beginning
at 11:30 a.m. and continuing
during the garden reception hour,
guests will be entertained by the
music of Norman Leader at the
piano while the champagne is
being served.
Chairperson is Sylvia Samuels,
and co-chairperson is Grace
Leader. All presidents who are
now members of southern chap-
ters will be honored. Belle
Grusky is the outgoing regional
president. Belle Jurkowitz. a
prominent Brandeis alumni, will
install Doris Olin as the new head
of the Florida region. The Wom-
en s Committee helps to maintain
the libraries at Brandeis Univer-
Dynamic Dr. Ruth Bockner,
Vassar graduate, psychologist,
resident of Boca Raton, a warm,
interesting, honored, and most
respected member of the commu-
n'ty, will be guest speaker. Her
topic will be "Adjusting to the
Ujestyle of the 80"s Whose
Lifestyle is it anyway?."
for reservations, $15 checks
may be sent to Doris Olin, 2203
Bay Drive, Pompano, Fla. 33062
or contact the president of your
cal chapter.
ground for tyranny to flourish
The House of Representatives
joined in the international
commemoration of Apr. 20 as
Holocaust Day, known as Yom
Hashoah, and expressed its pro-
found and sincere hope that as
men and women of good faith, we
will strive always to overcome
predudice and inhumanity
through education, vigilance and
Present at the signing of the
resolution was James B. Baer,
president of the Florida Associa-
tion of Jewish Federations, who
worked with the Governor in
securing this proclamation.
recognizing the Day of Remem-
brance of the Holocaust.
Not All Shots Fired at Dome
Came from Goodman's Gun
TEL AVIV (JTA) Police sources admit that not
all of the shots fired on the Temple Mount came from the
gun of Allan Harry Goodman, the allegedly deranged
American-born Israel army reservist arraigned for the
crime, Israel Radio reports.
According to the reports on radio and in local news-
papers, Goodman was responsible for only one of the two
deaths and the wounding of some but not all of the dozen
Arabs hit in the shooting spree.
THE POLICE sources reportedly said one of the
Arabs killed was struck by bullets fired from a direction
other than where Goodman was and after Goodman had
been overpowered by police and soldiers. If correct, this
would lend some credibility to charges by Moslem leaders
that Goodman was not acting alone.
The police have suggested that the other shots may
have been fired by over-zealous soldiers trying to capture
Goodman. They say their investigation has been ham-
pered by the refusal of Arab officials and hospital staff to
hand over spent bullets for forensic and laboratory exa-
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Friday, April 30,1982
Most Profitable
Who is Selling the Saudis?
London Chronicle Syndicate
The marketing of Saudi
Arabia has become one of
the largest and most profit-
able of the world's growth
industries. Everybody is
doing it. Some more so than
others; some better than
others: Arabs, Americans,
Africans and Europeans.
The only nationals see-
mingly involved, if not un-
concerned, are the Saudis
themselves. Probably, they
know better.
It is now, of course, also very
respectable to be selling Saudis.
Foreign Secretaries do it. Ameri-
can and British Ex ambassadors
do it. Star reporters and writers
do it. Editors especially of the
"heavies," the serious daily and
Sunday newspapers love it. It
is all so very rewarding. Not to
speak of the more obvious
hangers on -- the house agents,
the shopkeepers, the hotels and
the restaurants.
It must be very difficult at
times for the second generation of
the Wahabi warriors who
slaughtered their way into power
over the great majority of the
population of the Arabian
peninsula during the first quarter
of this century to recognize
themselves in the new image
which their American and British
friends have established for
them. I get the impression at
times from the Saudis in their
more private moments that they
do not feel all that flattered bv
the projection so assiduosly
fostered by their Western friends
in business, the press and dip-
lomacy the holy trinity that is
not always as distinct in its
separate ways as the innocent
public might be led to believe.
EVEN THE most sophistic-
ated of modem Saudis the Oil
Minister, Sheikh Zaki Yamani,
for example prefers on the
whole to bask in the glory of King
ibn Saud's ruthless advance to
power, glory and unmatched
wealth than reflect on the good
fortune which enabled the Saudi
king to achieve those aims.
Why, then, spoil it all and
dwell now on the fact that it had
been a combination of British
subsidies and arms, and perfidy
towards his adversary King Hus-
sein, the Hashemite ruler of the
Hejaz, which lifted ibn Saud into
Why ruin Sheikh Yamani s
favorite pitch when he talks as
he did recently at the OPEC
meeting at Abu Dhabi about a
Saudi "Christmas present" for
the oil-consuming world by
reducing the price of a barrel of
oil by 70 cents for some? The
sheikh loves telling us how con-
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loaf of bread.
Look in the Bread Department
of all Publix Supermarkets.
Made with
cerned Saudi Arabia has been
these past years to do everything
to help maintain the stability of
the Western economies and of the
hard-pressed poorer countries.
Yamani generally forgets to
, mention, when he speaks of the
way Saudi Arabia has unselfishly
made available her oil wealth for
the benefit primarily of the
United States and Europe, that
Saudi Arabian oil was discovered
by the British and by Americans.
It was developed, produced and
marketed by the Americans (be-
cause Shell turned down an offer
for the Saudi concession; it
thought $50,000 was too much to
pay for it>.
MOST OF the technical labor
was provided by the Americans,
with some help from the Europe-
ans. So was all the know-how and
all the initial, very large capital
requirements. The physical labor
required in the new oilfields and
the huge construction industry
was provided by Yemenis,
primarily, and by Palestinians,
Pakistanis, Indians and Iranians.
The administration and the
diplomatic service were staffed
by Egyptians, Syrians and Leba-
nese. The Saudis also played
their part. They especially the
Royal family collected the
cash, a lot of cash.
Which is not surprising, con-
sidering that the cost to Saudi
Arabia of extracting a barrel of
oil used to be until a few years
ago anything between ten cents
and twenty cents. Allowing for
inflation, that cost is now
thought to be somewhat less than
a dollar a barrel.
The Saudi price now, to rich
Americans and Europeans and to
poor African and Asians alike, is
an average of $34 a barrel.
During the first half of this year
it was $32 a barrel. During this
period, the first six months of
1981, the Saudis produced 1,841
million barrels, leaving a gross
profit margin for the six months
from January to June, 1981, of
$57,000 million, roughly 3 billion.
900 million pounds over six
THE PICTURE was not all
that different for 1980. Over the
year the Saudis produced 3 bil-
lion. <>33 million barrels of crude
oil. The selling price average was
$30. This left a margin for the
year of $105 billion, or about $50
billion gross profit.
The 'Christmas bonus" which
Sheikh Yamani offered the West-
ern world, as a measure of Saudi
concern and goodwill, works out
at about 500 million pounds in a
full year (about one billion dol-
lars, or rather less than 1 per cent
of the total Saudi "take").
Who pays the Saudis? Not the
oil companies; not even industry.
They pass on increased costs to
the consumer, the ordinary public
in the Western world, and in the
Third World countries. It is a
form of tribute or lax paid to the
Saudis by rich and poor alike, ir
respective of nationality, color or
And alongside the Saudis, with
every increase of the cost of oil
has gone an increase in the
profits of those who handle Saudi
oil: the oil industry in all its
manifestations. They have not
"Ufred; they have prospered.
British Governments, like all
other elements in the oil spec-
trum, also cashed in on the Saudi
oil spree. There has never been
anything like it in the history of
the world; exploitation on this
scale was unimaginable to Karl
Marx. He had more respect for
the capitalist system.
IT IS SURELY time to look
closer at the reasons that made it
possible for the Saudis, along
with the lesser oil producers to
get away with what President
Carter described in a less guarded
moment as the greatest rip-off in
One can, of course, well
imagine the moral urge that
drove Saudi Arabia's articulate
young Harvard-educated Foreign
Minister, Prince Saud, to remind
this last UN General Assembly
at the outset of its session on Oct.
5, that Saudi Arabia was not so
concerned by "the brazen
defiance of the international
community" and the aggression
against peaceful people of "the
Israeli enemy." Saudi Arabia was
far more concerned by what she
perceives as "Israel's rejection of
the high moral values and lofty
human principles which Israel
has defied since East and West
combined to partition Palestine."
Israel, Prince Saud concluded
sorrowfully, "has become a heavy
burden on the international com-
Judging by the recent voting
in the Assembly on matters con-
cerning Israel, one has to admit
that, with the exemplary ex-
ception of the United States,
Canada and Norway, the other
150 member States including
Britain seemed to share the
Saudi view, or, at least, thought
it politic to be seen appearing not
to be opposing it.
Not a very dignified posture
for the Europeans, who must
know better. But there is more
than dignity at stake here. One
might recall a favorite mot by the
late Richard Crossman which has
still as much applicability as it
did when he first used to warn his
wartime boss, Harold Macmillan
As a realistic propagandist him-
self, Grossman's advice often
tendered was to beware of believ
ing your own propaganda.
Nothing could be more timely
than such a warning addressed to
all those who have become almost
fundamentalists in their apparent
faith in the power of Saudi oil and
WHAT IS SO alarming is that
those who ought to be taking
heed of the reality are often
hooked most willingly to
believing their own propaganda
- none more so than Western
bankers, oil importers and
defense-planners and their diplo-
mats. Instead, they ought to be
considering contingency plans,
alongside some very large indus-
trialists, traders, universities and
other institutions who have
become so very dependent on
their share of the Saudi oil loot.
Have they given any thought
to the implications and conse-
quences if this particular Soudi
house of cards were to collapse; i
what it would mean to certain
armed forces, to certain countries
Jordan, Pakistan and Syria,
for example, to certain industries
and institutions, or to certain
highly-placed Arican politicians,
if Saudi subsidies were to end?
The subsidies drawn by the
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Friday. April 30, 1962
Organizations'in the News
Temple Anshei Shalom Sister
hood will have a Flea Market and
Rummage Sale on Sunday, Mav
2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First
Federal at Delray Beach, comer
Military Trail and Atlantic
Boca Teeca will hold ita next
meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at
9:30 a.m. when they will serve
breakfast. Lou Fischer, associate
regional director of B'nai B'rith,
will speak on "Today's Youth in
the year of 2043."
For Further Information On
Area Organizations, Call
South County Jewish Federation,
in Boca Raton, 368-2737
Ben Gurion Chapter will hold
its Spring Conference on May 2
in Clearwater at the Holiday Inn.
The chapter will have a study
group open to all members.
Special guest is Rose Matzkin,
former national president. The
meeting will be at American
Bank, 9:30 a.m.
Israel Independence Day cele-
bration will be held on May 2 at 2
p.m. at the temple. The temple
choir will perform, and a musical
program will be presented by
Cantor Irving Zummer.
How Modern Miracle Occurred
Continued from Page 1
(National Military Organ iza lion-
Irgun), led by Menachem Begin,
and Lehi (Freedom Fighters),
waged guerrilla war against the
British, for a period in coopera-
tion with Haganah, but mostly
The Jewish Agency and the
Zionist Organization, led by
David Ben-Gurion as chairman of
the executive, conducted an in-
tensive and widespread propa-
ganda and diplomatic offensive.
World public opinion was roused
by the repressive measures used
by the British, especially against
the Jewish refugees from Europe.
U.S. President Harry Truman,
moved by the plight of the survi-
vors, supported basic Zionist
Bar Mitzvah
Lane Kommer
Lane Barry Kommer, son of
Tana and Joel Kommer, will be
called to the Torah of Temple
Beth El of Boca Raton as a Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday, May 1.
Lane is a student of St. An-
drews School, and attends the
Temple Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in the
simcha include Lane's brother,
Adam, and sister, Erin. Out of
town guests include grandpar-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Levine
of New York: great grandmoth-
er, Mrs. Gus Levine, New York,
and numerous aunts, uncles and
Lane enjoys tennis, roller
skating, swimming, scuba
diving, acting, singing and
Following services, Mr. and
Mrs. Kommer will host a
reception in their son's honor.
The British, apparently, hoped
that the United Nations would
invite them to continue to rule in
Palestine, while freeing them
from the bonds of the Balfour
Declaration and the Mandate,
but they were sorely disappoint-
For the first time, representa-
tives of the Jewish people were
able to present the Zionist case
directly to the community of na-
tions. Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver,
the American Zionist leader,
Moshe Shertok (Sharett), head of
the Jewish Agency's Political
Department, and David Ben-
Gurion addressed the Political
Commission of the Assembly,
calling for the establishment of a
Jewish State as the only solution
to the problem.
TO EVERYONE'S surprise,
Jewish national claims were sup-
ported by Foreign Minister
Andrei Gromyko of the USSR,
thus assuring the backing of the
two super powers, one of the few
major issues on which they were
to cooperate until the Korean
War heralded the start of the
Cold War.
Vitally important, too, were
the terms of reference oi the New
York based committee and its
composition. Despite Arab pro-
tests, it was given "the widest
powers'to ascertain all questions
and issues relative to the problem
of Palestine," enabling it to take
into account the plight of the
Jews in Europe.
The Assembly also resolved
that the committee should repre-
sent only the smaller, neutral na-
tions, thus excluding Britain and
the Arab states. It had eleven
members-Australia, Canada
Czechoslovakia, Guatemala, In-
dia, Iran, the Netherlands, Peru,
Sweden, Uruguay and Yugosla-
In UNSCOP's report, submitt-
ed on August, 31, 1947, it recom-
mended unanimously that Great
Britain should relinquish the
Mandate. As against a three-
member proposal to create an in-
dependent, federal, bi-national
state of Palestine, the majority
called for the establishmeent of
two states, one Arab and one
Jewish, and an international
enclave comprising Jerusalem.
Bethlehem and their environs-all
joined in an economic union.
DESPITE THE small size of
the proposed Jewish area and the
peculiar configuration of its
boundaries, the Jews accepted
the recommendations which, for
the first time, gave explicit inter-
national sanction to the creation
of a Jewish State; the Arabs re-
jected them in toto. The UN-
SCOP report, with minor amend-
ments was adopted by the Gener-
al Assembly on November 29,
1947 by the necessary two-third
majority-33 votes to 13, with 10
This historic decision did not,
of course, guarantee the estab-
lishment of Jewish statehood; it
was only the prologue to a period
of suffering and heroism, in
which the Jews had to fight for
their independence. It compelled
the British, however, to withdraw
from the Holy Land, which they
had ruled for two decades, and
thus prepared the way for the
Proclamation of Independence of
May 14, 1948, which raised the
curtain on a new act in the age-
old Jewish drama: the renewal of
Jewish sovereignty in the Land
of Israel.
ZOA to Continue Showing
'Jerusalem, City of Peace'
The overwhelming response
and requests for the showing of
the film "Jerusalem, City of
Peace" narrated by Edward
Asner, has made it necessary for
the Southeast Region of the
Zionist Organization of America
to extend the availability time of
the film in South Florida.
More than 20 organizations,
churches and synagogues have
seen the film under the direction
of Dr. Michael Leinwand, execu-
tive director of the region.
Dr. Leinwand has lectured ex-
tensively in the field of religion
and Middle Eastern political af-
fairs, and has been received en-
thusiastically by every group
that has seen the film.
The film is now available,
through a grant by the national
office of the ZOA, to any group
without charge. For further in-
formation please call Anita
Frank, assistant to the regional
director of ZOA at 566-0402 for
open dates.
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Men's Club will hold its regular
meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at
7:30 p.m. at the American
Savings Bank on Atlantic Ave.
Speaker will be Dr. Elliot Rosen,
berg subject: "You and Your
Health." All welcome.
Community Calendar
May 2
Zionist Organization of America Regional Conference 10 a.m.
Hadassah-Ben Gurion Spring Conference Temple Emeth Israel
Independence Day celebration 2 p.m. Temple Anshei Shalom-
Flea Market 9a.m.
May 3
B'nai B'rith Women Boca Board Meeting SOUTH COUNTY
JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL 8 p.m. Diamond Club 9:30
a.m. meeting Hadassah-Ben Gurion Study Group 9:30 a.m.
B'nai B'rith Women Naomi Meeting 12:00 Temple Sinai Sister-
hood Donor Luncheon Free Sons of Israel Delray Meeting 7
p.m. Anshei Emuna Sisterhood Luncheon and Card Party 12:30.
May 4
B'nai B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge 9:30 a. m. Board Meeting Temple
Emeth 7 p.m. Board Meeting Anshei Emuna Meeting 12:00
Temple Sinai Meeting 7:30 p.m.
May 5
Hadassah-Menachem Begin 1:00 meeting Hcdassah
Menachem Begin Board Meeting at 9:15 a.m. National
Council of Jewish Women Board Meeting in p.m. Brande'is
Century Village West Meeting 10 a.m.
May 6
Jewish War Veterans Snyder Tokson 10 a.m. meeting Temple
Emeth Sisterhood Coffee Hour, noon.
May 9
Temple Emeth-Sisterhood
and Brotherhood Mother's Day
May 10
Temple Emeth Singles noon meeting Diamond Club 9:30 a.m.
meeting ORT Sandalfoot 1 p.m. Board Meeting ORT Boca East
10 a.m. meeting Temple Judea Sisterhood Game Luncheon
Committee 11 a.m.
May 11
ORT-Delray Board Meeting, Pioneer Women Beersheba Club
12:00 meeting Temple Emeth Brotherhood 7:30 p.m. meeting
B'nai Torah Sisterhood 7:30 p.m. Board Meeting Hadassah
Aviva Boca Installation.
May 13
B'nai B'rith Delray Lodge 10:00 Board Meeting Hadassah-Ben
Gurion 10 a.m. Board Meeting.
May 16
B'nai B'rith Olympic XI 9:30 a.m.
Sisterhood Masquerade Ball.
meeting Temple Emeth-
May 17
Diamond Club 9:30 a.m. meeting B'nai B'rith Women Naomi
noon meeting.
May 18
B'nai B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge 9:30 a.m. Board Meeting B'nai
B'rith Delray Lodge 7:30 p.m. meeting Pioneer Women-Zip-
porah 10 a.m. Board Meeting ORT All Points Installation of
officers Shalom South County 6:30p.m.
May 19
B'na. Torah Congregation Sisterhood 7:30 p.m. meeting
Hadassah Menachem Begin 12:00 meeting Anshei Shalom
bisterhood meeting 9:30 a.m.
May 20
Temple Beth El-Sisterhood Meeting Hadassah-Ben Gurion
12:00 meeting ORT-Onole 1:00 Board Meeting,
May 21
Installation of Officers and Fashion Show-National Council of
Jewish Women Boca-Delray a.m. to p.m. Boca West Brandeis
Century Village West Luncheon 12:00 Temple Beth El-
bisterhood Dinner Theatre.
May 22
Temple Emeth-Brotherhood Breakfast 9:30 a.m.
May 23
ARMDI Brotherhood 8 p.m. meeting.
May 24
Pioneer Women-Boca 10 a.m. Boord Meeting Diamond Club
WnU v m\e"n9: "T-Boco E* '2:30 p.m. Board Meeting
Temple Sinai Sisterhood General Meeting noon.
May 25
Pioneer Women-Z.pporah 12:30
May 26
ORT-Delray South County Jewish Federation 8 p.m
Board Pioneer Women Boca 10 a.m. National
Council Women 11.30 a.m. Installation luncheon OrT
Sisterhood B'nai B'rith Shomer lodge meeting 2 p.m.
May 27
Brotherhood 730 p.m. Board Meeting ORT Oriole 12:30

\ \prfl30, 1982
The Jewish Floruhan ofSouth County
Page 9
ead at Age 76
Montor Was Pillar in
Edifice of Jewish State
Jewish Funeral
Director Concerned
YORK -- (JTA) -
Montor who worked
with David Ben-Gurion
lolda Meir in the years prior
Li immediately after the
Inn of the State of Israel,
|ho was one of the most in-
Jewish leaders in the
States during that period,
\i leukemia in Hadassah
al in Jerusalem. He was 76
aid. For the past 25 years,
je his home in Rome and
lynamic and sometimes
versial figure on that
ban Jewish scene, Montor
prime mover in the estab-
it of the United Jewish
and the chief architect
jnder of the Israel Bond
tat ion.
THOUGH HE was widely
bed for his vision and inno-
methods, Montor was at
[considered a thorn in the
the Jewish establishment
of the real with which he
increased funds for Israel,
jfectiveness as an advocate
I primacy of Israel as a new
I for the survivors of the
lust often placed him in the
a leading spokesman for
las it stood on the threshold
ktor's influence was fre-
|y felt. One example of this
jlace in July, 1945 when
lurion, who was later to be-
ll srael's first Premier, was
United States, and called
tmior to help him obtain
p lor the Haganah. the
community' Eense or-
II ion Wil l hours
\ bled some 10 ol the
I r \ .
w ill- H.ri- | New York industrial-
i Sonnebom. Oo( ot
lulling emerged an organi-
mally known as the
eborn (iroup*' which chan-
sunplies and equipment for
}<*leus of Israel's defense in-
tN IN Nova Scotia, he was
tit to the United States at
ie of two. He grew up in
Pittsburgh and in Steubenville.
Ohio. A scholarship gained him
admission to the University of
Cincinnati and Hebrew Union
College (the school for Reform
In 1925, Montor moved to New
York where he was hired as assis-
tant editor of the New Palestine,
the official organ of the Zionist
Organization of America. He
subsequently joined the United
Palestine Appeal as its publicity
director. In 1937, he was named
executive director of that organi-
zation which raised funds for im-
migration, settlement and land
purchase in Israel.
Montor retired as cheif execu-
tive officer of the Israel Bond Or-
ganization in May, 1955. He
moved to Rome shortly thereaf-
ter where he established a con-
sumer finance company, Finan-
ziara Popolare, with branches in
Milan and Turin.
contribution to Israel, Prime
Minister Ben-Gurion, once ad-
dressing a celebration of the
tenth anniversary of State of Is-
rael Bonds in Philadelphia in
I960, said "If 1 were asked to
make up a list of ten individuals
most responsible for the creation
of the State of Israel, Henry
Montor's name would be near the
top of that list."
Israel's emissaries often came
to his modest home in Bayside.
Queans, N. V. in the early days ol
Israels statehood to seek his ad-
vice on hov. to obtain greater co-
operation Irom I hi Jewish COOT
munity and enlist \merican
public support for the establish-
ment ol tin Jewish sta
Karly in 11M8, only months be-
fore Uieal Britain was due to
give up her League ol Nations
mandate over Palestine. Montor
was again cast in a decisive role.
To defend Jewish settlements
lacing mounting Arab attacks,
Ben-Gurion sent Golda Meir
(then still known as Golda Myer-
sont to the United States on an
urgent mission to obtain funds
for the purchase of arms. Montor
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Jowlah Community Confer Department
was asked to meet and
her. Me made it possible for Mrs.
Mek to address her plea to
American Jewish leaders then
meeting in Chicago. In response
to her dramatic appeal. Jewish
communities raised a record $50
million in less than two weeks.
IN THE pre-statehood period.
Montor established the Indepen-
dent Jewish Press Service and
the Palcor News Agency to as-
sure a greater flow of news from
the Jewish community in Pales-
tine to the United States and
other parts of the world.
In the closing weeks of 1938
Montor was a leading figure, to-
gether with Dr. Abba Hillel
Silver, Edward M.M. Warburg
and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise in the
negotiations culminating in the
founding of the United Jewish
With encouragement from
Golda Meir, who was Minister of
Labor at the time, and Eliezer
Kaplan, Minister of Finance,
Montor laid the groundwork for
the flotation of the first Israel
Bond issue in the United States.
The plan was endorsed by a
group of 50 top American Jewish
leaders who were asked to come
to Jerusalem to meet with Prime
Minister Ben-Gurion in Septem-
ber ol that year.
Why are the caskets to ex
pensive? V\ hat does the proess
ional service charge include'.' May
I have the tuneral service at the
nernetery and avoid a lengthy
processing? These are some of
the very common questions that
have been asked of Mark E.
Mr. Davis is a Licensed Fu-
neral Director in the state of
Florida, and one of a scarce
number of Jewish Funeral Direc-
tors. After serving the Jewish
community for the past seven
years with the largest Jewish Fu-
neral Homes in South Florida
and Los Angeles, California, he
has become accutely aware of the
needs, desires and concerns of the
people he serves.
The general overall reaction of
the people that Mark Davis has
served over the past years is that
of total amazement and disbelief
when presented with the funeral
bill at the time of arrangement.
The people feel as if they are
being taken advantage of at a
time of confusion anf great emo-
tional distress.
Mr. Davis is Founder and Pre-
sident of Jewish Graveside
Services, Inc., a Funeral Com-
pany aimed at lowering funeral
costs to the public and offering
an intensely personal service by
counseling bereaved families in
the comfort and security of their
home. therefore. eliminating
high-pressure selling in Casket
Showrooms. Mark Davis firmly
believes in keeping Funereal
Arrangements simple and tradi-
Large tuneral home establish-
ments have become almost
factory-like in their operations
and in recent years, have gained a
reputation of being impersonal in
their dealings with bereaved
families. The concept of Jewish
Graveside Services, Inc. is that of
a highly personal service at costs
far below that of large funeral
establishments. Concentration on
service, not selling, is the key.
Being active in many Jewish
organizations and guest speaking
at organizational meetings helps
Mr. Davis keep in touch with the
concerns of the people he serves,
along with offering him an oppor-
tunity to educate them on a sub-
ject often thought of. but rarely
Jewish Graveside Services,
Inc. offers Funeral Services in all
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade
County Cemeteries, along with
out-of-state shipment throughout
the United States. Canada and
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Friday, April 30,1982
Academicians Urged to Take Part In General Jewish Community Life
Jewish college professors '
whose number now tops 50,000
must become more committed
to and involved with the organi-
zed Jewish community, a sym-
posium of academics meeting
here agreed.
The group consisted of 20
alumni of recent summer study
Drosrama in Israel sponsored
jointly by the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundations and the United
Jewish Appeal. They are on the
faculties of schools across Amer-
Discussing "The Jewish Aca-
demic, His Role and Place in the
Community," they agreed that in
the great majority of U.S. cities,
communal participation by aca-
demicians off the campus has not
had a major impact.
Dr. David Altahuler, director
News in Brief
of the Judaic studies program at
George Washington University
has traditionally been "an oligar-
chy of do-era and givers."
Neither role, he added, is the
kind that academicians want to
Dr. Levine asserted that the
Jewish community, on its part,
has yet to learn how "to use"
Jewish academicians. Citing the
structure of the UJA as a prime
Watch Out: Carter's
Going to Mideast
President Carter is seeking to in-
volve himself again in the Middle
East peace process. He said in an
interview with the joint Sunday
editions of The Atlanta Journal
and The Atlanta Constitution
that he might travel to the Mid-
east to join negotiations on Pal-
estinian autonomy on the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip.
"I'll use my influence, what-
ever it is, to continue the
process." Carter said. "Particu-
larly in Egypt, and I think to a
major degree in Israel, I'm still
trusted. As a private citizen
working in a proper way, I'll use
my influence if a time of trouble
comes." Carter criticized the
Reagan Administration for what
he said was its failure to take a
more active role in the Mideast.
Pope Calls Snooting
A'Rash Gesture'
ROME Pope John Paul 11
referred to, the Easter Sunday
shooting fthe Temple Mount in
a "rash gesture"
repercussions in
the Middle East.
; included that state-
ment in an address last weak to a
crowd ol -40.000 in St. Pater's
Square who he called on to pray
for the "situations of conflict" in
the world.
With respect to the April 11 in-
cident in Jerusalem where an
American-bom Israeli gunman
opened fire on Moslem worship-
pers in the Dome of the Rock
Mosque, killing two and wound-
ing 30, the Pope observed that
"... Reasons for anxiety for the
painful perturbations which are
taking place in the Holy Land
and particularly in Jerusalem, in
Trans-Jordan and in Gaza are
mounting following the rash ges-
ture" on the Temple Mount
"causing innocent victims and
giving rise to other sorrowful
Goodman to Undergo
Psychiatric Testing
lem District Court has issued an
order for Allan Harry Goodman
to undergo psychiatric ob-
servation. Goodman, the
American-born Israel army reser-
vist, was arraigned last week for
the shooting spree three days
earlier at the Temple Mount in
which two Arabs were killed and
30 were wounded. The district
psychiatrist will rule on whether
Goodman was sane when he com-
mitted the alleged crime and
whether he is fit to stand trial.
Meanwhile, the violence and
general strike on the West Bank,
Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem
which followed last Sunday's
incident abated today in East Je-
rusalem. Stores reopened and no
disturbances were reported there.
U.S. Jews Harming
Klutz nick, president emeritus of
the World Jewish Congress,
declared that American Jews
were losing "credibility" and
"fooling ourselves" in believing
they were "fooling others" in
maintaining that Jews in the
U.S. and elsewhere were united
behind every act of the Israeli
"We are doing great damage to
Israel by our acts that give rise to
serious questions of credibility of
our own American Jewish insti-
Who is Selling
the Saudis?
Continued from Page 6
Saudis from the lifeblood of
Western and underdeveloped
nations, the subsidies now being
paid for by millions of un-
employed, by bankrupt indus-
tries and traders, by hungry
Africans and Asians?
WHEN THE rail of the hous.
of Saud comes, as it must now
come much sooner than we had
anticipated, the fall of the Shah
will seem, in comparison, like a
minor and passing tremor
measured against the Saudi
earthquake in the making.
The only people who seem to be
anticipating the dav of doom are
the senior members of the Saudi
royal;.family Their real wealth is
already safely stashed away
abroad, far more so than that of
the late Shah, and in a manner
which cannot be challenged by
the otw rulers of Saudi Arabia
when they emerge.
Responsibility for the debacle
when it comes as I have said,
much sooner than even the
bleaker prophets of doom seem to
anticipate will rest on many
shoulders in many nations. But
an altogether disproportionate
responsibility will rest on the
media projection of the Saudis.
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can leaders who are perceived in
too many places as acting as
rubber stamps," he told some 200
people Sunday at a meeting
sponsored by The New Jewish
Agenda at Temple Sinai here.
Klutznick, who was Secretary
of Commerce in the Carter Ad-
ministration, devoted much of his
prepared remarks to defending
his right to criticize Israel.
IDF Rols Allegations
Spark Critical Storm
preme Court Justice Haim
Cohen has come under withering
criticism for charging last week
that the Israel Defense Fores is
violating the human rights of the
Druze on the Golan Heights and
for claiming that the army had
imposed a "barbaric law" on the
Golan. Cohen, who is the presi-
dent of the Association for Civil
Rights, made these charges at a
press conference here last week.
Sources close to Premier
Menachem Begin advised Cohen
to "ass if Israels neighbors have
human rights, not to speak of
human righto organizations."
Interior Minister Yossf Burg
rejected the term "barbaric" and
asserted that no violence has
been used to force the Druze to
accept Israeli identify cards.
Burg, a National Religious
Party members of the Knesset,
said Cohen's allegations were
vicious,'' based on false infor-
Egypt's Little Begin
Meets the Real Man
Menachem Begin was introduced
last Friday to his Egyptian
namesake, Begin Hanafi, aged
three. The two met at the Pre-
mier's office in Jerusalem and
posed together for media
Little Begin was named in
honor of the Israeli leader in the
wake of the first Israeli Sinai
withdrawal. His father, Samir
Hanafi, was watching the with-
drawal ceremonies on TV just as
his wife gave birth to their son.
example, he asked, "Why are *
academics organized separately
from the "sword bearers? '
The contribution of Jewish in- I
tellectuals "has to go to the cen-
ter of Jewish life," Dr. Levine
said, adding: "There seems to be
no room in the contemporary
Jewish community for the kind of
contribution that comes from the
heart" rather than the puree.
Dr. Levine contended that one
reason more academicians are not
community leaders is that they
frequently are looked upon as
In calling for both the aca-
demicians to become active in the
general community and the com-
munity to welcome the academi-
cians in whatever role they seek
to participate, Dr. Levine declar-
ed that "one must be a good citi-
I zen to fulfill one's Jewish obliga-
During their two-day seminar,
the academicians were briefed by
Warren Eisenberg, director of the
International Council of B'nai
B'rith; Dr. Michael Berenbaum,
director of the Jewish Communi-
ty Council of Greater Washing-
ton; Mark Talisman, director of
the Washington Action Office of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions; Dr. Paul Meek, director of
public affaire of the Union of
Councils for Soviet Jews; and
Tom Dins, executive director of
the American Israel Public Af-'
fairs Committee.
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 11
At United Nations
Soviets, Israel Trade Brickbats

llJTAI Israel and the
jviet Union clashed
,rply in the Security
-Council Monday with the
lUnited States joining in at
one point as Israeli Ambas-
sador Yehuda Blum and
,oviet representative
.tichard Ovinnikow hurled
verbal brickbats during the
lebate on the "situation in
he occupied Arab territor-
| The debate, which opened Apr.
i, was precipitated by the fatal
booting on the Temple Mount in
Uusalem, site of Islamic
trines, on Apr. 11. Ovinnikov
rged that "the terroriat" re-
onsible was an Israeli-occupy- j
soldier "who acted under-the
er of other terrorists," mean
the Israeli army. He went on
accuse Israel of bringing
rs, blood and destruction" to
Palestinian people.
EXERCISING his right of re-
ply, Blum said he was "moved"
!)> the Soviet display of concern
holy places and charged that
ns of thousands of churches
land mosques in the Soviet Union
have been shut down and "at
best converted to barns or sta-
bles." Me said the Soviet Union
[soughl to avoid such issues as
lUi.ssam and Cuban troops in
Africa, the situation in Poland
[and the Soviet invasion of Af-
ghanistan. "How many mosques
[have the Soviet occupation army
lift Afghanistan closed over the
llasl two yoars?" he asked.
(real issue in tn Mxiuw rqai. was-
srael's illegal occupation of
Aral) land and that Israel did not
it to see the Soviet Union
peaking on behalf of the Arab
lalions Blum took the floor
Igain, accusing the Soviet Union
)l nosing as the "apostle of
xati' while it opposed the peace
treaty between Israel and Kgypt
hnd. in luct. he had contributed
iubsiantially to every war in the
Middle East since 1950.
The Soviet envoy replied that
In-, country opposed the Camp
David accords because they con-
tained a "secret" understanding
that I he Palestinians should
ver have a state of their own.
also relerred to the "secret"
jrategk cooperation agreement
Riled between Israel and the
1.8. last year which, he charged,
as aimed against the Soviet
prcsenlative. Charles Lichten-
stein, denied vehemently that the
strategic cooperation agreement
was secret or that it was directed
against any nation or group. He
said the agreement was intended
to preserve and protect the inter-
ests of Israel and the U.S. which
often coincided.
Lichtenstein noted that its im-
plementation was temporarily
suspended "for reasons well
known" to the Israeli and U.S.
The Natal Mercury
governments. The agreement was
suspended by the Reagan Ad-
ministration last December, one
week after it was signed, because
of Israel's annexation of the Go-
lan Heights.
Earlier, a UN spokesman said
that no draft resolution on the
Temple Mount incident has been
introduced at the Security Coun-
cil, and therefore it is not known
when a vote will take place.
Former High Court's Justice Cohen
Charges Violation of Druze Rights
Former Supreme Court Justice
Maim Cohen has accused the
Israeli authorities of violating the
, human rights of Dmze villagers
1 oO'thK (iatdn-Heigfits'. He referr-
ed to the 40- days of 'military
blockade of the villages during
which the population was confin-
ed to the immediate area, depriv-
ed of basic services and allegedly
subjected to physical abuse for
refusing to accept Israeli identity
Cohen, speaking at a press
conference here called by the As-
sociation for Civil Rights in
Israel, noted that Israel applied
its law to the Golan Heights last
Feb 14. Hut "there is no similari-
ty between Israeli law and what
is happening (to the Druze) on
the (iolan this is barbaric
law," he charged.
was imposed Feb 25 after Druze
leaders called a general strike to
protest Israel's annexation of the
territory. The blockade was lifted
Apr. 5 after four days of curfew
during which the inhabitants all-
egedly were forced to accept
Camp Maccabee
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Counselors should bring with them
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South County Jewish Fmd9ratlon
JevMi Community Center Department
Israeli civilian identity cards in
place of their military ID cards
which were withdrawn. Villagers
without cards had their telephone
and postal services cut off and
their movements restricted.
A delegation of the civil rights
group visited two Druze villages
on the Golan last Sunday to in-
terview the residents. "If only a
small precentage of these stories
is true, then it is quite shocking,"
Cohen said.
According to the delegation,
Druze were arrested and speedily
tired for illegal assembly, receiv-
ing prison terms of 1-6 months; a
Druze boy died on the way to a
clinic because he was held up at
an army road block; I srael sold-
iers went from house-to-house to
distribute ID cards and in some
cases beat up people who refused
to accept them; soldiers opened
fire on villagers two days before
the blockade was lifted, woun-
ding several people who were
EVEN NOW, villagers who do
not carry Israeli ID cards cannot
leave the area, have no telephone
service and cannot pick up their
mail, the civil rights group
The Association for Civil
Rights in Israel is a non-political
body affiliated with the Interna-
tional League for Human Rights.
It is demanding an immediate
end to travel restrictions on the
(iolan Druze, restoration of pub-
lic services and an impartial in-
vestigation of the charges. An ar-
my spokesman had no comment.
Argentine Jews
Not Affiliated
30 percent of Argentina's
300,000-member Jewish com-
munity is associated in any way
with Jewish organizations, ac-
cording to Yitzhak Goldenberg,
an advisor to the Jewish Agency
on Latin American affairs.
Goldenberg attributed that situ-
ation to the high rate of assimil-
ation wnong Argentine JeWS
French Said to Find Link
In Murders of Two Diplomats
PARIS (JTA) French police investigators
believe they have found material links between local
extreme leftwing terrorists and the Palestinian organiza-
tion which claimed responsibility for the murders of Israe-
li diplomat Yaacov Bar-Simantov Apr. 3 and an American
assistant military attache at the U.S. Embassy here, Lt.
Col. Charles Ray, three months earlier.
Police sources said that one of the guns seized from
French extremists was found to have been used in the
attack against the Israel Trade Mission here Mar. 31. An
obscure group in Beirut, calling itself the "Lebanese
Armed Revolutionary Faction," claimed responsibility for
the murder of Ray and the attack on the Trade Mission.
Bar-Simantov was gunned down by an unidentified
woman. Israel holds the Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion responsible for the attack on its Mission and the
murder of Bar-Simantov.
Police discovered last week an important cache of
arms at the local extremist "Direct Action" hideout. The
examination of the weapons and ballistic tests showed,
police say, that one of the seized submachineguns had
been used in the attack on the Israeli mission. Police also
believe that the same Czech-made CZ 7.65 mm automatic
pistol was used in the murder of Ray and that of Bar-Sim-
On this basis, police believe they have found a con-
crete link between the local "Direct Action" group and the
"Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction."
Minister of Labor Found
Guilty on Charges of Fraud
Aharon Abu-Hatzeira, the
Minister of Labor, Welfare
and Absorption, was found
guilty in Tel Aviv district
court Monday on three
counts of larceny, fraud and
breach of trust but acquitt-
ed of three other criminal
charges. His attorneys an-
nounced that he will appeal.
A former aide, Moshe Ga-
bai, was found guilty on the
same counts.
Abu-Hatzeira, who heads the
Tami faction, a member of Prem-
ier Menachem Begin"s coalition,
faces a maximum penalty of
seven years imprisonment. Sen-
tence will be pronounced at a la-
ter date. Judge Victoria Ostrov-
sky-Cohen, who rendered the ver-
dict, was escorted to court by a
heavy police guard, and extra
police were stationed throughout
* he building.
THE VERDICT against the
Moroccan-born minister sparked
an uproar among his followers
who saw it as an ethnic slur
against the Sephardic com-
munity. Shouts of "Up the
Sephardim," "There is no justice
in Israel" and "Long live Abu-
Hatzeria," erupted from the
vistors gallery.
The charges against Abu-Hat-
zeira stemmed from bis.adminis-
tration of a State supported
charitable fund established in the
name of his late father, the for-
mer Chief Rabbi of Morocco
Yitzhak Abu-Hatzeira, when he
was Mayor of Ramie six years
Judge Ostrovsky -Cohen ex-
coriated Abu-Hatzeira and his co-
defendant. Although they were
found not guilty of charges of ag-
gravated fraud and criminal
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The following is the text of greet-
ings from Premier Menachem
Begin on the occasion of Israel's
34th Independence Day /
From Jerusalem, our eternal
and indivisible capital, I send my
heartfelt greetings to the Jewish
communities throughout the
diaspora on the occasion of the
34th anniversary of Israel's inde-
pendence in Eretz Israel.
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Indepen-
dence Day is a universal Jew-
ish festival commemorating the
victory of the few over the many,
right over wrong, justice over
might. After the most terrible
catastrophe ever to have befal-
len our once homeless, and help-
less people, and the heroic battle
for national self-liberation in
Eretz Israel, we have lived to see
the day when the flag of Jewish
liberty has been raised again in
the land of our forefathers. This
day shall forever be celebrated as
one of the greatest in the annals
of our ancient people, indeed of
ISRAEL HAS remained faith-
ful to its Declaration of Indepen-
dence. We have brought home
millions of our scattered sisters
and brothers, we have built up
the land and made it green, we
have gained national vigor with
each passing year, we have re-
newed our heritage. Not since the
days of the Maccabees has Israel
enjoyed such strength.
Five times our enemies
launched war against us in their
bloody attempt to destroy our in-
dependence. Five times we re-
pelled the aggressors and won the
day. The best of our sons sacri-
ficed their lives so that we might
celebrate this day. Their memory
shall live on forever.
Israel's unflinching resolve to
pursue the cause of peace with
security was consummated in the
signing of the Treaty of Peace
with Egypt. This milestone con-
stitutes, no doubt, a turning
point in the history of our two
countries and of the Middle East.
We made great and painful sac-
rifices for the sake of that peace,
as demonstrated during these
very days.
LET THE world note what the
Jewish State did to break the cy-
cle of warfare, sorrow and
bereavement which had prevailed
for more than three decades. And
now we look to the future, hope-
ful and confident that the peace
with Egypt will deepen and pros-
per and that the problems still
outstanding will be overcome.
For, better the difficulties of
peace than the sufferings of war.
Elsewhere in our region and its
periphery the convulsions and
turmoil persist. Iraq and Iran re-
main locked in attritional blood-
letting; the Iraqi aggressor, im-
placable enemy of Israel, ia
bogged down. Jordan has sided
with Iraq and Syria with Iran.
Syria itself is seized by internal
bloody eruption, accompanied by
fearful massacres. Lebanon re-
mains in a state of strife, occu-
pied by Syria and plagued by the
so-called PLO which continues to
amass weapons financed by
Saudi Arabia and supplies by the
Soviet Union and its satellites.
It is in this turbulent context
that Israel, stable, strong and
faithful ally of the free and demo-
cratic family of nations, strives to
pursue its goals of peace while re-
maining ever vigilant in protect-
ing its national rights and its
vital security in Eretz Israel.
INDEED, the challenges
ahead are many but we have
started a great new chap
peace. We live by the faithit
shall yet grow and that he
Eretz Israel, future gener
will live together with our
bore in equality, in hum
nity, in freedom, in indet
and in real security.
On this Day of Indepenc
we share the prayer that ov
low Jews in countries of dil
will be rescued from theU
ment. We, Israel, shall coi
to leave no atone unturned
holy endeavor to bring
home. We shall.
We look towards a futd
aliya from throughout t
world thousands and .
thousands of our Jewish br
to share in the momentous L
rebuilding the land of ouj
fathers for the glory
Jewish people and of all fr
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