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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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F.K. Shochet.
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November 19, 1982
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 14, 1979)-
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Eitan Heard Gemayel's Blade of Revenge
Begin: 7Didn't Know in Advance* About Massacre of Palestinians
JERUSALEM (JTA) Premier Men-
achem Begin told the commission of in-
quiry into the Beirut massacre Monday
that he did not know in advance that the
Christian Phalangist forces were to be ad-
mitted to the Sabra and Shatila refugee
camps as part of the Israel Defense Force's
operation to seize west Beirut following the
assassination of President-Elect Bashir
Gemayel on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Begin told the three-member panel that he only
learned of this, along with the rest of the Cabinet, at
a Cabinet meeting on Thursday evening, Sept. 16,
several hours after the Phalangists entered the
camps. He conceded that there had been fears of
revenge-killings by Christiana of Moslems in the
wake of Gemayel's assassination. But he insisted re
peatedly that "none of us ever imagined" that the
Phalangists would perpetrate a massacre. "It never
crossed our minds,' the Premier said.
HE SAID no "red warning lights" had been kind-
led in his own mind, or in the minds of other minis-
ters, when both Deputy Premier David Levy and
Chief of Staff Gen. Rafael Eitan warned, during that
Thursday evening Cabinet session, that the Phal-
angists miirht commit killings among the Palestin-
Continued on Page 11
^Jewisti ricridlian
Of South County
Serving Boca Raton, Defray Beach and Highland Beach

Volume 4 Number 39
Boca Raton, Florida Friday, November 19,1982
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Price 35 Cent*
Ostrich, Levine, Kingsley and Desnick: Oriole Leaders in 1983
N)flfcE$$0@N>AIL (SAFa^BISoA
Millon Kretsky, Men's and
Family Division Chairman for
the 1983 Federation-UJA cam-
paign announces that Al Ostrick
and Jack Levine will return as co-
chairmen this year for the Vil-
lages of Oriole. They will be aided
by Dr. Ed Kingsley and Baron
Desnick as associate chairmen. '
Levine and Ostrick did a
wonderful job as co-chairmen of
i In- Orioles last year and will once
again organize the campaign
events to make sure that all runs
smoothly. As associate chairmen,
Kingsley and Desnick will be rei
s|>onsible for carrying out all inv
|M>rtant details on schedule.
Chairman Ostrick retired to
Del ray Reach from New York
Continued on Page 7
Steinberg to Chair
Emeth Breakfast
Changing Capitol Hill
33 Jews Elected to Congress
(JTA) Thirty-three Jews
were elected to Congress,
lour to the Senate and 29 to
.the House, in the national
Sections Nov. 2. Including
ihe four Jewish Senators
whose terms were not up
this year, the 98th Con-
gress which takes office in
January will have 37 Jews
compared to 33 in the cur-
rent Congress.
The Senate victories included
two incumbents who won their
second terms. Sens. Howard
Melzenbaum |D., Ohio) and Ed-
ward Zorinsky (D., Neb.), and
two newcomers, Frank Lauten-
berg ID.. N.J.I and Chic Hecht
THE HOUSE victors included
22 incumbents and seven new-
comers. The seat of one incum-
bent, Rep. Elliott Levitas (D.,
(ia.) will not be decided until
Nov. 30 because of redistricting
difficulties. Rep. Rob Sha-
manasky ID., Ohio) was the
only incumbent to be defeated.
Another incumbent, Rep. Marc
Marks (D., Pa.) did not seek re-
election after three terms.
The election, with Jews win-
ning Senate seats for the first
time in New Jersey and Nevada
and House seats in Alabama and
Virginia, demonstrated that Jews
can be elected on issues that have
no immediate effect on the Jew-
ish community, without their re-
ligion being a factor in the con-
Continued on Page 9
Cuomo Victory
How Jewish Tote Helped
Italian in Wew York
Joseph Steinberg has been ap-
pointed the Chairman of the an-
nual Temple Emeth Breakfast by
Joe Schenk. 1983 Federation-
UJA Special Events Chairman.
I^ast year over 200 people turn-
ed out for the event as Steinberg
was the honoree.
Steinberg was a life-long resi-
dent of Boston, Mass., where he
rose to become President and
Vice-Chairman of the Board of
Merchants Tire Company. While
in Boston, he was a Board Mem-
1 xt of Temple Emeth of Chestnut
Hill. After retirement to Delray
Beach, he became President of
the Palm Greens Men's CfflUwnd
Director of the Palm Greens
Homeowners' Association. He
was also chairman of the UJA-
Federation Drive for Palm
Greens during the 1978 and 1979
Steinberg was chairman of the
Temple Emeth building fund
drive in Palm Greens and after
moving to Coco Wood Lakes in
1980 he assumed the Co-Chair-
manship for the UJ A-Federation
Drive through the 1982 cam-
paign. He is presently a director
of Temple Emeth and a member
Joe Steinberg
of SCORE (Service Core of Re-
tired Executives) and a charter
member of its Delray Beach-Boca
Raton chapter.
Joe S. Schenk, Special Events
chairman said, "The breakfast
committee had their first meeting
last week, and I cannot express
how happy I am to have such a
wonderful committee and chair-
man for this event."
A substantial margin of
votes for Lt. Gov. Mario
Cuomo in heavily Jewish
populated districts of New
York City helped the liberal
I Democrat become the first
Italian American to be
elected Governor of New
York State last week.
Cuomo s lopsided margin of
v>ctory in the city enabled him to
I overcome the lead of his Repub-
'"can opponent, conservative
pusinessman Lew Lehrman, who
is Jewish, in many upstate and
suburban counties. Cuomo's
statewide plurality was about
12,000 votes.
THERE WERE no Jewish is-
sues in the gubernatorial contest.
The only matter remotely of Jew-
ish interest was the fact that
Lehrman's wife is an Episcopal-
ian, a matter he discussed freely
at an appearance before the New
York Board of Rabbis last
month. He is a member of two
The campaign was fought
mainly over the economy, the
death penalty and crime. Cuomo,
who defeated Mayor Edward
Koch in the September Demo-
cratic primaries for Governor, is
an established liberal in the New
Deal and Great Society tradi-
tions. Lehrman, a millionaire who
spent over $7 million of his own
on a media blitz campaign, ia
a proponent of supply side eco-
nomics and supporter of Presi-
dent Reagan's economic pro-
Jews apparently voted on the
basis of the candidates' ideologi-
cal differences rather than their
ethnic background. Cuomo's lib-
eral credentials, not Lehrman's
Jewish origin, ia believed to have
accounted for the strong support
the Republican candidate had
from some Hasidic and other
ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Continued on Page 9
Emeth Concert Features
Miami Opera Artists
Mrs. Adeline Kamen, president
of Temple Emeth Sisterhood an-
nounces once again the Sister-
hood will present the MIAMI
This concert will be held at the
temple on Sunday January 30,
1983 at 8 p.m.
The program will include
Highlights of Verdi's
"LaBoheme," selections from
"Operettas" and Broadway
Mrs. Anne Katz, chairperson,
stated ticket sales are going fast.
Tickets are $5-$4-$3, and may
be purchased at the Temple
Office and also calling Anne Katz
- 499-9828 and Dorothy Albert,
co-chairperson at 499-5173.

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, November 19,1962
State Dep't. Takes
Dan View of Ban
For New Settlements
Israeli Ties With Bonn Seen Improving
(JTA) The State De-
partment has charged that
Israel's announcement that
it will build five new settle-
ments on the West Bank
"raises questions about Is-
rael's willingness to abide
by the promise of (United
Nations Security Council)
Resolution 242 that terri-
tory will be exchanged for
true peace."
The strongly worded state-
ment, read by Department
deputy spokesman Alan Rom-
berg in reply to a question about
the announcement by Israel, im-
plied that Israel was seeking to
hamper U.S. efforts to bring
other Arab countries into the
Middle East peace process, a
major element of President Rea-
gan's "fresh start" for the Middle
East announced last Sept. 1.
REAGAN, who in his peace
initiative urged Israel to freeze
settlements, is expected to make
his point strongly when he meets
Premier Menachem Begin at the
White House Nov. 19. Mean-
while, Israel's Ambassador to the
U.S. Moshe Arens, met Secretary
of State George Shultz at Arens
Romberg noted that Reagan,
in his nationally televised ad-
dress Sept. 1, and other U.S. of-
ficials in public and private, have
made clear the "strength of the
feeling" in the Administration of
the "unhelp fulness of settlement
activity to the peace process."
This latest clash between the
U.S. and Israel over settlements
followed the announcement by
Deputy Premier and Housing
Minister David Levy that five
new settlements will be built on
the West Bank. Levy spoke at
the dedication of another new
settlement near the Arab town of
Kamallah. He said the five new
settlements would be built with
their own infrastructure and that
2,000 more housing units were
presently under construction foi
Jewish settlers in the occupied
Romberg said: "The United
States regrets this latest an-
nouncement of Israel's intention
to begin work on additional set-
tlements as most unwelcome. At
we previously stated, we cannot
understand why, at a time when
we are actively seeking to broad-
en participation in the peace
process, Israel persists in a pat-
tern of activity which erodes the
confidence of all and most partic-
ularly the Palestinians of the
West Bank and Gaza in the pos-
sibilities for a just and fairly
negotiated outcome to the peace
process. Settlement activity
raises questions about Israel's
willingness to abide by the
promise of Resolution 242 that
territory will be exchanged for
true peace."
The Reagan-Begin meeting
was announced by the White
House. Four days later, on Nov.
23, Reagan will also meet with
President Yitzhak Navon of Is-
rael. Administration officials said
a main issue in Reagan's talks
with both Begin and Navon
would be his Middle East peace
proposals. The talks will also deal
with the diplomatic efforts to
secure the withdrawal of all for-
eign forces from Lebanon.
Before meeting with Reagan,
Begin will be in Los Angeles to
address the General Assembly of
the Council of Jewish Federa-
tions on Saturday night. On the
following night, also in Los An-
geles, he will address an Inter-
national Bond dinner.
Shamir's Visit to Zaire Postponed
JERUSALEM (JTA) Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir's visit to Zaire, scheduled foj jiext week, has been
postponed at the hosts' request. Shamir had been
scheduled to go instead of Premier Menachem Begin, who
preferred not to leave Israel while his wife Aliza is
recovering from a bronchial illness.
ISRAELI OFFICIALS said the Shamir post-
ponement was technical and the visit would take place at
the end of the month.
Meanwhile, it was learned, Shamir's aides are putting
together a Latin American tour for him that will hopefully
include Argentina. The visit is likely at the end of the year
or the beginning of 1983.
I Please notify the Federation office by calling 368-2737 or,
Z I mail the form below to South County Jewish Federation,
g I 2200 N. Federal Hwy.. Suite 206. Boca Raton. FL 33432.
Germany's relations with
Israel appear to have im-
proved significantly in the
five weeks that the new
coalition government of
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
has been in office, Israel's
Ambassador to Bonn, Yitz-
hak Ben Ari, said on a
State Radio interview. A
large-scale political and
diplomatic dialogue is un-
der way between the two
countries, he stated.
At the same time, the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency learned that
preparations are being made to
sign a 140 million Mark loan for
development projects in Israel
despite recent calls by some West
German politicians to suspend
aid to Israel because of its actions
in Lebanon.
lade available by the Ministry
.or Economic development which
controls aid programs for
developing countries. Israel haa
been a recipient of such aid each
year since 1965. But there was a
concerted drive last summer to
suspend it on grounds that
Israel s invasion of Lebs
violated interhatfonal law.
Chancellor Kohl
reflected the influence of
certain coalition of right
leftwing extremists who
united in their anti-Zionist
THE PENDING loan will be
One of the most outspoken
opponents of continued
assistance to Israel was Bun
destag member Juergen
Moellemann of the Free
Democratic Party who has just
been named a vice minister of
Foreign Affairs. The FDP is a
coalition partner in the Christian
Democratic Union government
headed by Kohl.
Jewish Immigration Falls to Low
NEW YORK (JTA) Charlotte Jacobson,
chairman of the Soviet Jewry Research Bureau of the
National Conference on Soviet Jewry, reported Tuesday
that "Jewish emigration has fallen to a frightening low as
BEN ARI, who is presently in' only 168 Jews arrived in Vienna in October the lowest
Jerusalem for consultations after I ievel recorded since emigration began."
a meeting with Kohl here last1 e
week, said he was confident the)
dialogue now in process will re-1
suit in benefits for both coun-
tries. His talk with Kohl covered
the Arab-Israeli conflict and Ger-
man-Israel bilateral relations.
The envoy thanked the Bonn
government for its support of
Israel in the United Nations
General Assembly and other UN
agencies against recent attempts
to oust or suspend Israel. But he
criticized some of the local media
for what he alleged was anti-
Israel bias in their reportage of
events in the Middle East.
Ben Ari, it
According to
Jewish War
Vets' Gathering
Some 500 to 600 Jewish war vet-
erans from all over the world are
expected to attend the Third
World Assembly of Jewish Ve-
terans in Jerusalem Feb. 20 to 24.
Shalom South County Needs Your Help.
Do you know anyone who has recently
moved to South County? Mb '
We want to invite
newcomers to a Shalom
South County event.
Please Call The Federation Office,
The Vaad Hakashrut, the Commission on Kosher standards, of the
South County Rabbinical Association, under the sponsorship of the South
County Jewish Federation, is pleased to announce that the following
establishment has its full supervision and hechsher (kosher certification).
6600 W. Atlantic Avenue
Del ray Beach, Fl.
The Vaad Hakashrut is South County's central communal agency
upholding the standards of Jewish law pertaining to kashrut, the kosher
dietary laws.
This is not to imply that any other meat markets in
South County are not kosher. The Vaad (Kosher
Commission) has no knowledge of the state of
kashrut of these markets since they are not under
the supervision of the Vaad.

Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, Chairman, Vaad Hakashrut
Rabbi Bernard A. Silver, Co-chairman

Friday. November 19, 1982
The Jewish Fbridian of South County
Page 3
News in Brief
Arens Questions U.S. 'Jump' on Settlement Issue
By JTA Report
dor Moshe Arens of Israel, in an
hour-long meeting with Secretary
0f State George Shultz, ques-
tioned the timing of a Reagan
Administration public denuncia-
tion of Israel's West Bank Settle-
ment policy.
Arena, who met with Shultz
last Thursday afternoon, asked
him why the State Department
had issued a statement earlier in
the day based on remarks by Is-
raeli Deputy Premier and Hous-
mg Minister David Levy that
five to eight new settlements
would be set up soon. Levy made
the remarks during a visit to the
West Bank.
The U.S. statement called the
announcement "unwelcome" and
charged that "Israel persists in a
pattern of activity which erodes
the confidence of all and most
particularly the Palestinians of
the West Bank and Gaza in the
possibilities for a just and fairly
negotiated outcome to the peace
process." President Reagan, in
the peace proposals for the Mid-
dle East he announced Sept. 1,
called for a freeze on settlements.
Arens pointed out that only
the Israeli Cabinet can decide on
new settlements and that no de-
cision has yet been made. The
Shultz- Arens meeting was chiefly
devoted to a discussion of the
situation in Lebanon and Egyp-
tian-Israeli relations, the Israeli
envoy said.
Israeli Soldiers On
Trial for Assault
TEL AVIV Seven Israeli
soldiers went on trial before a
military court Monday on
charges of beating, assaulting
and humiliating Arab residents
of the West Bank last spring.
The defendants included an of-
ficer with the rank of Major,
three Sergeant-Majors the
highest rank of non-commis-
sioned officers and three en-
listed men. The charges against
them are based on depositions by
several members of the Peace
Now movement who were on re-
serve duty at the time.
According to the charge
sheets, four of the soldiers were
accused of clubbing, kicking and
punching Arab students who re-
quired hospitalization.
Arab Attempt to Oust
Israel Fails
PARIS An Arab-sponsored
attempt to oust Israel from the
International Telecommunica-
tions Union for its actions in
Lebanon this summer failed as
the six-week meeting of the ITU
in Nairobi, Kenya concluded with
Israel remaining a member of the
United Nations technical agency.
The Arab-inspired resolution,
which sought to exclude Israel
from the UN agency "as long as
Israel does not fulfill its interna-
tional obligations," was thwarted
in part by the efforts of the Rea-
gan Administration.
New Rumania Rules
Make Exit Difficult
Agency Chairman Leon Dulzin
vowed to "fight with all our
strength" against newly promul-
gated regulations in Rumania
that threaten drastically to cur-
tail Jewish emigration from
there. "As we succeeded in the
Past against the Russians, so too
we will succeed again," Dulzin
said in a sharp statement issued
>n Jerusalem.
The new Rumanian rules re-
quire would-be emigrants to pay
back to the state, in hard cur-
rency, everything spent on them
over the years for health, educa-
tion and other state welfare cares.
According to top Israeli experts,
the regulation will nean in prac-
tice a very substantial sum in
dollars to be paid by each and
Ambassador Arens
every Rumanian seeking to leave
the country.
Socialists Can't Agree
On Mideast Resolution
GENEVA The Socialist In-
ternational wound up a three-day
meeting in Basel unable to agree
on a final declaration on the Mid-
dle East. It decided, however, to
continue the discussion at its
next conference, scheduled to be
held in Sydney, Australia in
April, 1983.
The Basel meeting, neverthe-
less, adopted a report prepared
by former Prime Minister Mario
Soares of Portugal which was
considered balanced and likely to
be the basis for the discussions in
Australia next spring. The
Soares report, which stemmed
from visits by a Socialist Inter-
national delegation to Israel,
Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt last
summer, was accepted by the
Israeli delegation, headed by
Labor Party chairman Shimon
Peres, with minor modifications.
French Anti-Semitic
Incidents Reported
PARIS Swastikas and anti-
Semitic slogans were daubed on
Jewish-owned stores in the Paris
suburb of Garges-les-Gonesse
last week. Police said that nine
Jewish store owners filed com-
plaints last Friday after they
found their shop windows
marked with anti-Semitic slo-
gans. At the same time, a three-
foot-high swastika and the slo-
gan, "France for Frenchmen
only," were drawn on the walls of
the small city's underground
parking garage.
Several non-Jewish local po-
litical personalities also had their
walls daubed with hostile slogans
and a workshop belonging to the
city's Socialist mayor was burned
down as a result of criminal
arson. There have been no arrests
up till now and police say they
have few clues in their investiga-
Accused Murderer Ordered
Beck to Germany
TORONTO An order for the
extradition to West Germany of a
former gestapo officer accused of
the wartime murder of more than
11,000 Jews in occupied
Lithuania, the first Canadian ac-
tion to extradite a war criminal,
was issued here last Thursday
against Albert Helmut Rauca by
Chief Justice Gregory Evans of
the Ontario Supreme Court.
The reading of the order, to
send Rauca, 74, back to West
Germany to face trial on the war
crimes charges, took 30 minutes.
Justice Evans dismissed argu-
ments of Rauca's defense counsel
that Canada's new Charter of
Rights has a section which
guarantees that "every citizen of
Canada (has) the right to enter,
remain in and leave Canada."
The defense counsel did not at
a hearing three weeks an nal-
lenge the evicWi ie pr -.u>o i
the killings of the Jews in Kovno,
relying on the contention that
trials of Canadian citizens should
be held not abroad but in Canada
under the War Crimes Act and
Geneva Convention.
Mitterrand Will Intercede
For Sharaneky
PARIS President Francois
Mitterrand has promised to in-
tercede with Soviet authorities on
behalf of Jewish Prisoner of Con-
science Anatoly Sharansky who
began an indefinite hunger strike
on the eve of Yom Kippur.
Government sources said that
Mitterrand was "deeply moved"
by the plea of Sharansky's
friends in France and also fully
realized the "symbolic im-
portance of the case..''
The President last week met
with some of Sharansky's sup-
porters, a group of scientists and
intellectuals led by mathema-
tician Laurent Schwartz, who
described in detail the condition
of Sharansky's imprisonment, his
hunger strike and his rapidly de-
teriorating health.
Several French political
parties, including the Socialists,
the Gaullists and the main trade
unions, have appealed to Mitter-
rand to inform the Soviet Union
of France's concern about
Sharansky. The Catholic Church
and the Protestant Federation
joined France's Chief Rabbi in
asking for the French govern-
ment's intervention on the Jew-
ish prisoner's behalf.
Ecuador Official Assures
Jews on Antl-Semitiem
NEW YORK The Jewish
community of Ecuador has been
given assurances by Foreign
Minister Luis Valencia Rodriguez
that its safety and well-being will
be protected in the wake of a re-
cent number of anti-Jewish inci-
dents described as "unprece-
dented" in that South American
country, the World Jewish Con-
gress reported.
Valencia met in Quito with a
delegation consisting of Manuel
Poll Show Labor Party
Popularity Down by Small Margin
public opinion poll taken in mid-
October showed that Likud has
gained slightly in popularity and
the Labor Party correspondingly
declined. But a strong centrist
third party would be a serious
threat to the Likud government,
according to the survey conduct-
ed by Dr. Mina Zeraach for Moni-
tin magazine.
If elections were held now,
Likud would win 59 Knesset
seats and Labor 40 seats, the poll
showed. A similar poll conducted
for Monitin in September gave
Likud 55 seats and Labor 43. The
other parties registered only
minor changes or none at all be-
tween the two polls.
But a new centrist party would
win 14 seats in elections now if it
included on its list former De-
fense Minister Ezer Weizman,
and six seats without Weizman.
Most of those gains would be at
the expense of the Likud-led
coalition, political observers say.
Weizman broke with Likud be-
fore the 1981 elections because of
sharp policy differences with Pre-
mier Menachem Begin. He has
not been politically active since
The latest poll showed a slight
drop in the popularity of Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon.
Tenenbaum, director of the Latin
American Jewish Congress.
Pedro Steiner, president of the
Asociacion Israelite, and Manuel
Grubel, president of the B'nai
B'rith in Quito. According to
Tenenbaum, who flew to Ecuador
for the meeting, the Foreign
{Minister stressed the "firm de-
termination of President Hur-
tado's government to guarantee
the security and tranquility of
the Jewish community."
The 1,000-member Jewish
community of Ecuador, living
mainly in the capital, was shaken
in recent weeks by a series of
anti-Semitic incidents in the
Zionist Leader Oemanda
Apology from KLM
NEW YORK Mrs. Charlotte
Jacobson, chairman of the World
Zionist Organization-American
Section, has criticized the large
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines dis-
play advertisement in The New
York Times of Oct. 28 that erased
Tel Aviv from the list of Middle
East, Far East and African cities
to which KLM flies.
Mrs. Jacobson in her letter to
Sergio Orlandini, president of
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, said,
in part:
"If Tel Aviv does not exist for
KLM, perhaps the Jewish people
should be advised that KLM
should not exist as an airline for
Jews. 1 believe an apology and a
correction are in order." A copy
of this letter was also sent to J. J.
Dekker, general manager for
North America, for KLM Air-
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, November 19, 1982
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Friday. November 19. 1982
Volume 4
Number 39
France for Frenchmen
Believe it or not, new anti-Semitic incidents are
being reported in Paris. As if they haven't had
enough of them, and as if the French police don't
seem to be sufficiently baffled so as not to be able to
apprehend anybody, now Jewish Parisians in the
suburb of Garges-les-Gonesse are finding their shops
marked with huge hate-filled slogans, among them,
"France for Frenchmen only."
We've got an idea. Next war the French
quit fighting for their freedom, why don't we
Americans just let them lose their liberte, egalite,
fraternite instead of rescuing them from their own
philosophical malaise and returning them to the
undisputed ownership of gay Paree so that they can
start lecturing us forever more about food, wine,
morality and the like?
That'll really leave France for Frenchmen only
or for any other country that just happens along
and invades.
A Forgotten Fact
You'd have to be hard-pressed to recall any
polite inquiries made of that great libertarian,
President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon, when he was
here visiting the other week, telling everybody that
Israel better get out first and fast.
No one asked Gemayel, for starters if nothing
else, hey how come his Christian Phalangists went
into those Palestinian camps and massacred all those
innocent Palestinians?
Hey, Mr. President, how come you don't have
an official Commission of Inquiry in which you hold
an honest investigation into this massacre where all
those lives were lost in the name of revenge for the
assassination of your dear departed brother, who was [
also a great libertarian?
Fact is. no one in Washington did anything but
listen in an aura of being bewitched to all of the items
he brought along on a shopping list of assistance for
his country.
The hypocrites on Capitol Hill and in the White
House wouldn't, just for the heck of it. remember an
eentsy. weentsy fact, now would they? And that is
that both Gemayels would still be fighting Yasir
Arafat Wild West style on the streets of Beirut (and
losing) if Israel hadn't come by to give them back
heir country in the first place.
Our Readers Write
EDITOR. TheJeuisk Floridimm:
About the aaittdle of Septem
ber. an unusual event took place
at the Vatican tat* seat shock
wavee throughout the civiued
world. Pope Paul granted a spe-
tial audience to Yasir Arafat
equating him as a head of state,
giving him dignity and respect
that is generally bestowed on a
man of peace and honor.
Yasir Arafat, as chairman of
the PLO. is well known to the
world as a brutal terrorise Ui
his guidance, a,
cent men
have been ibughtssstf He
the audacity to c^
eliminate riling of norant peo-
ple a battle for a PaiesUniac
The real fact is that his methoc
has harmed the Palestinian peo-
ple rather than helped them
I hate to question the Pope's
motives. 1 always had the highest
regard and admiration for him. 1
do hope that this is not a carry-
over of his childhood training in
Poland where anti-Semitism was
the root r\ sting spirit
With about 20 Arab rvations
and over a milkon square miles of
territory, many of the nations
sparsely populated, with billions
of dollars in their treasury, would
it not be the human thing to set-
lee the 400.00U refugees in the
countries, instead of letting them
rot in the refugee camps? They
are their own ptapli. their own
Arafat's Audience With Pope
Jewish-Catholic Relations Need Boost
Little Israel absorbed
600.000 Jews who wet
to leave the Arab countries in
many cases with just the clothes
on ther back
The American
Jewish Committee is urg-
ing that differences be-
tween the Jewish and
Catholic communities over
the recent audience granted
to PLO Chief Yasir Arafat
by Pope John Paul II
should not be allowed to
"impede the advances in
understanding and mutual
esteem which have marked
the relations between our
communities for the past
several decades."
The view wss expressed by
Maynard Wishner, AJCommittee
president, in a letter to his Emi-
nence Johannes Cardinal Wille-
brands. president of the Vatican
Commission on Religious Rela-
tions with the Jews. In a letter
addressed to Wishner. Wille-
brands sought to explain the
reasons why the Pope agreed to
receive Arafat. Both letters Were
released to the press at the
AJCommittees annual national
executive council meeting at the
Beverly Hilton Hotel.
AMONG OTHER explana-
tions, Willebrands said that "the
fact that the Holy Father re-
ceives someone in audience is in
no way a sign of approval of all
the ideas and actions attributed
to that person."
The Cardinal also wrote that
"the Holy Father did not fail to
express to Mr. Arafat 'the hope
that an equitable and lasting
solution of the Middle East con-
flict should be reached.' a solu-
tion which, as he said during the
audience, 'should exclude re-
course to arms and violence of all
kinds, especially terrorism and
In his response. Wishner
stated that the A JCommittee did
not question "the honorable and
pacific intentions of the Pope."
,"The Popes hope." Wishner
continued, "for an 'equitable and
lasting solution of the Middle
East conflict' as his stated posi-
tion that such a solution should
'exclude recourse to arms and
violence of all lands, especially
terrorism and reprisals,' are
shared by all persons of good will
seeking peace in that troubled re-
HOWEVER, Wishner added.
"We do strongly disagree regard-
ing the impact of the audience
with Mr. Arafat on popular
opinion and its widespread inter-
pretation as an act of legitimize
tion for the organization which he
heads an organization which
has claimed credit for the murder
of innocent civilians, including
Christians, Muslims, and Jews,
and which has never departed
from its stated aim of destroying
the sovereign State of I srael.''
Wishner took the occasion of
his letter to Willebrands to repeat
calls for recognition of the State
of Israel both by the Arabs
and by the Holy See. "We fer-
vently share the Pope's hope."
Wishner wrote, "that an equita-
ble and lasting solution of the
Middle East conflict will soon be
reached and his affirmation that
the recognition of Israel by the
Arabs is a basic condition for the
construction of that peace.
"The logic of that important
affirmation by the Pope does
argue, in our judgment, that the
recognition of Israel by the Holy
See would constitute a model of
moral courage and. leadership
that would advance the cause of
peace and coexistence between
the Arab nations and Israel.
"We sincerely hope that such
Vatican recognition of Israel
would be forthcoming in the not
too distant future."
By JT A Report
In Virginia
Realtor's Prejudice to Be Tested
A legal test has been laun-
ched in Virginia, at state
and federal levels, on
whether a real estate firm
may use openly Christian
symbols in its promotional
advertising, in violation of
state and federal housing
laws banning such
discriminatory promotion,
on grounds it has a con-
stitutional right to do so m
exercise of freedom of
religion and freedom of
The action was started by the
North Carolina-Virginia regional
office in Richmond, of the Anti-
Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. Norman Olshansky. re-
gional director, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency in a tele-
phone interview
THE TARGET of the action is
Paul Lou Realty Co of New pat
News, which uses
in its profuotaoo.
Tell A Friend
Coming: and that the Una is a
member of the "National Chris-
tian Referral Ser\ ice- Olshansky
said Lou uses each maternl on
his business atationery. on bill-
boards and in advertising in two
local dailies and several local
weekly oew\,;x.-. .

had protested to the media and
that the position of the publica-
tion officials has been that LoU
says he has the right to sponsor
such material and that, untfl the
courts rule otherwise, they will
continue to publish such Lots ad-
Virginia state and federal laws
ban use by real estate firms of
proposals which indicate a
preference for or limiution of
prospective buyers of housing.
The agenesis involved are the
Virginia Real EsUteCornmission
and the federal Housing and
Urban Development agency.
that such real estate advertising
n being done by many realtors
but that the ADL intends to teat
its legality before deciding
whether to proceed against real-
tors in other areas of the United
States. He said he understands
then, was no precedent at tan
state level of a teat of the con
ststationalky of such real estate
preaaational methods and that
the Richmond ADL action may
also involve a first teat of such
at the fed-
eral level.
Lou filed suit against the
VREC and HUD in the federal
cou" for the eastern district of
Virginia, asking for an injunction
against the state and federal
housing sgencies. for a ruling on
wnather the law which is
u far Seth the state of Vr
tt*ral governm-*u
was constitutional and claim-
ing that the procedures against
his firm by the state and federal
agencies were proceduraUy in-
The federal court rejected LoU'
appeal for an injunction and held
that the proceedings were pro-
ceduraHy appropriate. The court
did not rule on the constitutional
issue. Olahansky said.
itially, the real estate conanisaion
declined to act on the ADL
complaint, filed in 1980. but last
Friday it decided to refer the
complaint to the state Attorney
General. Gerald Babies, for
action to stop the Late com-
pany's use of Christian symbols
He said both state and federal
fair housing laws ban advertising
which 'indicates a preference or
hmitation of prospective home
buyers based on religion, race.
sex or national origin.
Olshansky said "it is now up to
the Attorney General of Virginia
and the United States Justice
Deportment to ask the appro-
priate state and federal courts to
> the law."
The VREC reversed teen* after
. Bernard Henderson. Jr.. director
of the state Department of Com-
merce, asked the commission to
reconsider the ADL complaint
Because of the iiinalhatfenal is-
sue. Henderson said that the
proper route for review of the
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Friday, November 19, 1982
The Jewish Floridian of South County
Page 5
There Are Jews In All My Songs
United Jewish Appeal
JERUSALEM, Israel At 10
o'clock on a Thursday morning,
an ordinary workday, I enter a
factory. Within half an hour, I
feel as if I am in a synagogue.
Because of thonging. Because
of the loud, braye, sad songs of
Jewish men and women who
carry our collective history in
their voices.
Picture this room, a large, bare
open floor. More than 150
physically, emotionally or
mentally handicapped people are
sealed at work tables. Six to a
table. Four. One. All ages. In all
conditions. One thing in com-
mon: they need help.
Like them, another 6,300 Jews
are cared for throughout Israel in
Hameshakem sheltered work-
shops for rehabilitation of the
handicapped. It costs $14.8
million annually for basic maint-
enance of these programs, in-
cluding $5.5 million in subsidies
from the Jewish Agency. These
funds do not cover the cost of
new construction, purchase of
new machinery or training of
specially qualified technical staff.
The people I see before me are
all busy. But with what?
By hand, they are making file
folders. Sold to the Government
of Israel, to the Ministry of
Defense. Two hundred thousand
a month, month in and month
out. Not a very dazzling oc-
cupation, but useful.
1 begin to walk past the work
tables. A woman smiles, inviting
me into her life.
Who is this woman?
"Sara," she tells me. An
immigrant from Russia. Her hair
is dark, her eyes spark when she
tells me that for 15 years she was
a singer on Russian television.
She does not mention the blue
numbersrno$ ..her. .arm, from a. The other
details *puT out one after the
other. In her 40's. Divorced.
Three children. A daughter in
school. Two sons in combat in
Operation Peace for the Galilee.
And she, Sara. Why is she here
in this sheltered workshop,
Hameshakem? High blood
pressure. A heart condition.
Battered nerves. She lacks the
physical stamina to put in an
eight-hour day. five and a half
days a week in the competitive,
open market. Here, she works
from 7:30 in the morning till one
in the afternoon, with half an
hour break for tea. She receives
National Insurance, a pension,
medical insurance and a salary of
about 80 cents an hour- Sub-
sidized, all of it.
Why does she not sing on
Israeli television?
There is no place for her. not
on the one and only channel
Israel has.
Well, then, will she sing for me
and let me record her voice on my
tape recorder?
Yes, Sara will sing. In Russian.
Bucharin. Georgian. Uzbeki.
But where, in a sheltered work-
shop, without disrupting the
work of 150 others?
In Jerusalem, any' xing is
possible. We walk out behind
Hameshakem, to stand in a
stoney little alleyway between
two buildings.
"There are Jews in all my
songs," Sara says. And in her
songs, I hear a parade of them
pass by, from 2,000 years ago,
from today, crossing the snows of
Russia, the severe mountains of
Turkey. Walking to Israel. I hear
Jews, singing. Surviving.
When we return to the
workshop, Sara asks that I play
my tape back for her. Mr. Pesler,
Israel Director General of
Hameshakem, and Mr. Veeder,
Jerusalem Regional Director, join
us and indulge this request.
Sara's song fills the room. Like
a magnet, her music pulls others
to her table. They are from many
countries, some wearing the
flowered summer dresses or
striped pajama-like trousers and
shirts of Arab lands from which
they came, some in the heavy
wool pants, sweaters and peaked
workmen's cape of Eastern
There is a spontaneous out-
pouring of joy. Two dozen men
and women come to sing with
Sara, to dance and sway and snap
their fingers, even to send out the
high ululating wail of the North
African and Far Eastern Jews.
Their smiles are so real, their
mouths so brilliantly proud with
gold teeth that I forget where I
am, in a room where every person
is hurting.
Unexpectedly, from behind, a
man taps me on the shoulder. A
short man, about 60, wanting
something very badly.
"Please," he says, "I want to
sing the KolNidrcfor you."
In Jertfs'alem, anything^!*'
possible* Even this most somber,. .
this holiest-of holy .Sotfgsi can lie .
sung in the middle of a sheltered
workshop where the work of the
day is making file folders.
Aryeh and I retreat to a
storage room. There are grey
metal shelves ranked along the
walls, boxes stored all along their
length and height. We stand in
an aisle, facing each other. Aryeh
plants his feet firmly on the bare
floor. He strikes a proud stance
that makes him taller.
"I was a cantor," he tells me.
"In Hungary. Before the war.
Before Auschwitz. I used to love
the land, I was a gardener, too.
But then I started having trouble
with my kidneys. It was from
lying in the snow, in the rain. My
mother, my father, they didn't
survive. After Auschwitz, only I
was left. When I came to Israel, I
got married. For 26 years we were
together. Then my wife became
paralyzed and six years later, she
died. Since then, away from here,
sometimes I feel I'm left alone,
alone like a fry on the wall."
Without another word, Aryeh
begins to sing the Kol Nidre.
And, through his singing,
connects himself to his past,
when he was young and there was
Redemption. Like Sara, who sang
for me just now in the alleyway,
he becomes a Jew in all his pride
and glory. The singing pours
through the empty storage room
and through me.
And into the workshop. The
dancing fades away. The tape
recorder is turned off. Sara comes
to the doorway of the storage
room and stands listening.
Behind her, other faces gather.
Still flushed with the joy of
their dancing. But quiet now,
reflecting the slower cadence of
sorrows past and pride emergent.
Listening. Remembering.
Sharing hurt. and healing.
No, Aryeh is not alone like a fly
on the wall. Not here, at
Dr. James C. Jannotta, an Internist and Past
President of staff at Boca Raton Community
Hospital, was honored by Israel Bonds and the
Health Profession Community of South Palm
Beach County recently in Boca Raton. Jannotta,
(third from left) received the David Ben-Gurion
award for his humanitarian efforts in his commu-
nity, and on behalf of the State of Israel. Pictured
with Jannotta are (left to right) Dr. Burton S.
Wollowich, co-chairman of the event; Mrs. Carol
Jannotta, Dr. Daniel Man, co-chairman; Col.
Michael Weiner, and Irving Goldstein, general
chairman of the South County Israel Bond cam-
Community Calendar
Bennett Hutt
Polish Cemeteries Project
Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler
has called upon the entire Jewish
community of North America to
participate in the effort to restore
and reconsecrate the Polish Jew-
ish cemeteries desecrated during
the HokxjjhjftL The Polish
CemeteriesTroufct is a combined
effort of theHjAHp, the Govern-
ment of Poland, The US State
Department, and the Joint
UAHCCCAR Commission on
Jewish Education. Rabbi Phillip
Hiat has been designated project
director and the project coordina-
tor is Rabbi Rifat Sonsino.
In announcing the project,
Habbi Schindler said, "We invite
the entire Jewish community to
join with us as we, the six million
of North America, honor the
memory of the six million of the
Every family of the North
American Jewish community is
being asked to contribute $2
toward the restoration of our
ancestors final resting place. If
the 250,000 families of Reform
Judaism alone participate, we
can raise $500,000.
For further information write
to Rabbi Philip Hiat, UAHC, 838
Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
Bar Mitzvahs
On Saturday, Nov. 20, Bennett
Hutt, son of Arlyn and Herbert
Hutt, will be called to the Torah
of Temple Beth-El, Boca Raton
as a Bar Mitzvah. Bennett is a
student of North Broward School
and attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School. Family mem-
bers sharing in the Simcha in-
clude grandparents, Marjorie
Seiler of Clearwater and Mildred
Hutt of North Miami Beach,
along with brother, Brian, and
sister Pamela. Out of town guest?
include Aunt and Uncle Renie
and Stewart Hutt of Wood-
bridge, N.J., Godfather Bob
Winnerman of Springfield, N.J.,
and friends from Chicago, Con-
necticut, New York, Clearwater
and New Jersey. Bennett enjoys
skating, scuba diving, water ski-
ing and has received honors and
awards for water skiing and
science fair. Following services
Mr. and Mrs. Hutt will host a re-
ception in Bennett'8 honor.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sirotkin
extend an invitation to all family,
friends and congregants to wor-
ship with them at the Bar Mitz-
vah of their son, Howard Ira, on
Thursday morning at 9 a.m.,
Nov. 25.
On Saturday morning at 9:30
a.m., Nov. 27, Seth Shapiro, will
be called to the Torah on the oc-
casion of his Bar Mitzvah. Seth's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Shapiro cordially invite the con-
gregation to worship with them
and join them for the Kiddush
following t he serv it
| November 21
1 B'nai B'rith Olympic XI, 9:30 a.m. meeting Temple Beth El- 1
I Solos, 10:30 a.m. meeting Temple Emeth-Sisterhood, 10 a.m. |
Israeli Fair Temple Sinai-Sisterhood, 10 a.m. Israeli Fair
Jewish Community Day School, Israeli Fair.
November 22
I Temple Sinai-Sisterhood, 12 noon meeting Pioneer Women-
Kinneret, 12:30 p.m. meeting Diamond Club, 9 a.m. meeting
Temple Beth Shalom-Sisterhood, 10:30 a.m. meeting Temple
Sinai-Sisterhood, 12 noon meeting.
November 23
Pioneer Women-Zipporah, 12 noon meeting Shalom South
County Dinner, Federation Office, 6:30 p.m. American Friends
cf Hebrew University, 4:30-6:30, Crystal Lake Country Club,
November 24
Women's American ORT-Sandalfoot, 1 p.m. meeting Anshei
Emuna-Sisterhood, 10a.m. Board meeting Women'sAmerican
ORT-Delray, 12:30 p.m. meeting Hadassah-Avivo, 12:30 p.m.
Board meeting.
| November 25
I Temple Beth El, 8 p.m. Board meeting Jewish War Veterans
I Post 266, 7 p.m. meeting Temple Emeth-Brotherhood, 10 a.m.
I Board meeting Temple Emeth-Sisterhood, 10 a.m. Board
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, November 19, 1982
Organizations in the News
Free Sons of Israel, Defray
Lodge No. 224 will hold its next
meeting, Monday, Dec. 6 at 7
p.m. at the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point, Delray. The
guest speaker will lecture on the
problems confronting Israel.
Election of officers will also be
Free Sons of Israel, Delray
Lodge No. 224 is also calling for
reservations to see "Hollywood
Follies" at the Marco Polo on
Friday, Dec. 10. The cost is
$16.50 including transportation.
This is the last opportunity to
make your reservations. Please
call Sam Dravich 499-3980 for
more information. Also contact
Sam to make your reservations to
see "Barrets of Wimpole Street,"
at the Caldwell Theatre. Sunday,
Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The cost is S10
and this is the last opportunity to
make your reservations.
Temple Sinai-Sisterhood will
have a table at Israel Fair Day at
Temple Emeth on Sunday, Nov.
21 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and
will sell books. Collect and donate
your books now. Call Ann Kier-
stein 278-8668. Temple Sinai-Sis-
terhood will hold their next
meeting on Monday, Nov. 22 at
12 noon at the American Savings
Bank, Kings Point, Delray. The
program will feature book review
by Blanche Herzlich "Menachem
Begin, The Legend and The
Man." Guests are welcome. Re-
freshments will be served.
Women's American ORT-
Sandalfoot will hold its next
meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 24
at 1 p.m. at the Sun Bank on
Lyons and Glades Road, Boca
Raton. Dr. Martin Shank,
Podiatrist, will be the guest
speaker. All welcome.
Temple Emeth will sponsor an
Israeli Fair on Sunday. Nov. 21
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Temple
Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach. There will be
plenty of food and drinks, Israeli
dancing with the International
Yusi Yarich, merchants-organi-
zations-booths, the great square
dancers, "The Castoffs," fun and
entertainment for all. "Come to
the Fair."
Temple Emeth-Sisterbood will
take a Thanksgiving Day Trip to
Disnev and the new Epcot
The Young Leadership Institute of the South
County Jewish Federation recently held its first
meeting of the season. Pictured Left to Right
Kneeling are: Arnie Berliner, Dena and Danny
Man, Dalia and Ury Kalai. Standing Left to
Right are: Margaret Kottler, Lee Kaufman, Tom
Katz, Elissa Ellant, Joe and Marilyn Zinns, Linda
and Steve Melcer, Moists and Estrella Cases,
Toni Berliner, Karen Kaufman, Rot and Harvey
Grossman, Sandy and Sherri Meade and Barbara
B'hai B'rith of Delray Combine for Israel Bonds
B'nai B'rith Men and Women
of Delray have announced they
will join forces for an Israel Bond
Night in Israel on Sunday, Dec.
5. at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Emeth.
The announcement was made
>y Leo Brink, Chairman of the
Brink indicated the "Night" is
in honor of four people; Morris
Anapolsky, Samuel Rothstein,
Anne Fisher Steinberg, and
Pauline Fellner. Each will receive
the Israel Achievement Award
for their various contributions to
we manage
Great Atlantic
The South County Jewish Community
Day School is in need of 2 pianos.
Anyone who wishes to donate a piano
to the school, please call:
Jewish and civic organizations.
Since coming to Delray Beach,
Anapolsky has served on the
Board of Directors of the Atlantic
Democratic Club, and has been
very active in Temple Emeth,
working as Executive Vice Presi-
dent, Membership Vice Presi-
dent, and Ways and Means Vice
Rothstein is a charter member
of the Palm Greens Lodge of
B'nai B'rith and is the Treasurer
of the group. He is also the first
Vice President of Temple Sinai.
Anne Fisher Steinberg is very
active in the Ruth No 1684 Chap-
ter. President Mildred Schwartz
says of Steinberg: "Her readi-
ness to do and to please, makes
her one of a kind. Anne is one of
our most cooperative members."
Pauline Fellner has been in-
strumental in the success of the
B'nai B'rith Naomi Chapter. She
has served as President, Mem-
bership Vice President, and
Fundraising Chairman. She is
also the Membership Vice Presi-
dent of the newly formed In-
tegrity Council of B'nai B'rith
Women of South Broward Coun-
Does Your Group
Need A Speaker?
Call The South County Jewish Federation
Speakers available for both Jewish and non-Jewish groups.
Center, Nov. 24-26. The trip will
include three days, two nights
and three breakfasts, with the
first night dinner at the hotel,
second night dinner at "Once
Upon a Stage" and the third
night dinner at Burt Reynolds
Dinner Theatre. Please call Rita
Lewitas 499-1769 for details and
Hadassah-Ben Gurion will
have a Cocktail Party at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Fisher on Dec. 12 in conjunction
with Big Gifts on Jan. 11. 1983.
Guests will be attending an
exciting social event and helping
Israel at the same time. For in-
formation, please contact Ruth
Fisher 499-5210 or I^ee Rosenberg
499-8517. Hadassah-Ben Gurion
is also sponsoring a four day-
three nights trip to Lido Spa.
Dec. 2-5. The cost is $143 per
person double occupancy and
$168 single. Please contact An-
nette Braver 499-2317 or Frances
Circle 499-7646 for reservations.
Hadassah-Aviva is having a
paid-up membership mini-
luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 24
at 12 noon at B'nai Torah Con-
gregation, 1401 NW 4th Ave.,
Boca Raton. The A viva Players
will present an original play by
Ruth Leslie Smith entitled "How
Not to Make Your Donor." For
reservations, please call Anne
Enowith 482-7005, Tillie Horow-
itz 368-8482 or Gertrude Saxe
The Ramat Gan Chapter of
ARMDI -Delray -Boynton will
have its next meeting Tuesday,
Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the
American Savings Bank, Kings
Point. Delray Beach. AU are in-
vited to attend. For information,
please call Mark Silverton 499-
4706 or M. Lutzker 499-2471.
The Snyker Tokson Post No.
459 and Ladies Auxiliary of JWV
will hold its second anniversary
Dinner-Dance at the Harris
Imperial House, Pompano Beach
on Sunday Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. This
JWV post is inviting war veter-
ans of the Jewish faith who live in
the greater Boca Raton area to
join them in membership. For
further information, please call
Moe Mazer 4821032 or Harrv
Blustein 483-0808.
B'nai B'rith Shomer Lodge No.
3122 will have their next meeting
on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Ad-
ministration Building, Century
Village, Boca Raton. Wesley
Steinman will speak on "New
Medicare Rules and B'nai B'rith
Supplemental Insurance." For
further information, please call
482-8017 or 482-5856. Wives and
friends are invited.
Congregation Anshei Emuna
will hold its Sabbath Service on
Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. at the Syna-
gogue. 16189 Carter Road. Rabbi
Dr. Louis Sacks will officiate and
sermonize on the Torah theme
"The Art of Thanksgiving."
Forum Lecture Series
Dr. Joseph Churba, senior pol-
icy advisor of Arms Control and
Disarmament Agency will speak
on "What Now for America and
Israel?, an Analysis of Adminis-
tration Policy," at Temple Beth-
El Forum Lecture Series, Sun-
day, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at Temple
Beth-El. 333 SW 4th Ave., Boca
Raton. Admission is open to the
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Lion ofJudah High Tea
On November 4th, Lion of Judah Division held
their pre-luncheon Tea at the home of Gert See-
man in Boca Raton in order to finalize prepara-
tions for their annual luncheon which will be
held later in the season.
Seated Left to Right: Mildred Leuine, Florence Mol-
dow, Betty Stone, Florence Fuller. Standing Left to
Right: Margaret Kottler, Women'$ Division associate .. .^^^^^^ c-,-w r t. o- i.. a t ___.
campaign chairman; Anne Brenner; Margie Boer, Worn- UTZd ~ Left to Ri*ht: Mildred Levine, co-chairman; eat*a ~ fft to Might: Rose Levis, Rosa Tttelman,
ens Division campaign chairman. Gert Seeman, hostess; Betty Stone and Edith Abramson, manoff Shirley Cohen. Standing Left to Right:
co-chairmen. aeeman, Betty Amman, Edith Abramson
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Acclaimed Performers to
Highlight Distinguished Artists
0 si rick
Series At Temple Beth El
Oriole Leaders In 1983
Continued from Page 1
City tour years ago. It was in
Mew York, where he practiced
law. thai his devotion to the Jew-
ish community began. He was
(In deputy grand chancellor of
the Knights of Pythias, active in
wth Federation and UJA cam-
paigns and helped found the Bell
,'ark Jewish Center in Queens.
In 1981, Ostrick was elected to
the Silver Haired Legislature
representing Delray Beach. He
has written numerous articles on
Israel for major publications and
writes columns for the Condo
News and the Atlantic Observer.
Ostrick once again honors us
with his chairmanship of Oriole
for the 1983 campaign.
lack Irvine returns for his
hircl year to co-chair the Villages
_/ Oriole. Levine has been involv-
ed in serving the Jewish commu-
nity, both here and up north,
almost all his life. He was on the
public relations and fund raising
staff of New York City's Federa-
tion and the United Jewish Ap-
peal of Greater New York. He
was director of the Queens-Long
Island Region for the State of Is-
rael Bonds Corporation and for
two years he was on the public
.'relations staff of New York's
* 'Teersheba University.
Levine and his wife Deborah
arrived in Bonnaire Village in the
summer of 1980 and became im-
mediately involved in community
activity. As co-chairman of the
1982 Villages of Oriole Federa
tion-UJA campaign Levine de-
veloped the format, and did the
publicity that resulted in an un-
precedented total of $17,000 for
the Villages of Oriole.
Both Ostrick and Levine have
expressed enthusiasm over team-
wir ud aeain to create the great-
est campaign that the Villages of
Oriole have ever,had.
Dr. Edward Kingsley joins the
Villages of Orioles staff as Asso-
ciate Chairman for the 1983 Vil-
lages of Oriole Federation UJA
campaign. Dr. Kingsley has been
active with Federation ever since
he arrived in Delray Beach in
1978. In 1980, he was campaign
chairman for the Village of Ab-
bey and was part of the team that
conducted Oriole's most success-
ful UJA campaign.
Kingsley received his BS de-
gree from L.I. University in
N.Y.C. and his MD degree
from Brandeis University in
Boston, Massachusetts.
In the Boston area Kingsley
was a member of the Speakers
Cabinet of the Combined Jewish
Appeal. He was Vice President of
Temple B'nai Moshe, Brighton,
Mass., where he was also Presi-
dent of the Temple brotherhood.
He was Director for State of Is-
rael Bonds in the Boston area.
Ever since his arrival here in
1978, Kingsley has been active in
other areas besides Federation.
He is now Volunteer Vice Chair-
man for Social Services and Ad-
ministrative Services at Beth-
esda Memorial Hospital and
President of the 110 members of
Masonic Club of the Villages of
Working for his first year as
Associate Chairman is Baron
Desnick, born in Kensington,
Minnesota in 1916, received his
BS degree in pharmacy from the
University of Minnesota in 1937.
He was Treasurer of Desnick
Brothers Lexington Drugs in
1938 and President of Desnick
Brothers Lexington Drugs in
1958. Desnick has been involved
in Jewish life and community af-
fairs for many years.
He was General Campaign
Chairman and board member of
Jewish Federation in St. Paul,
Minnesota and Pacesetter Chair-
man for the United Jewish Fund
Council. Desnick was worker
training Chairman for Jewish
Federation, as well as President
of the Jewish Community Center
and President of Temple Aaron
Men's Club. From 1968-69 he was
a member of the Governor's
Committee on Human Rights.
Desnick retired to the Villages
of Oriole in Delray Beach in 1981
and is a newcomer to the South
County Jewish Federation and
the 1983 campaign.
Speaking about this year's
chairmen of Villages of Oriole,
Milt Kretsky, Men's and Family
Division Chairman said, "It is
wonderful to have Al Ostrick and
Jack Levine back again. With
them at the helm, and their suc-
cessful experiences of the last
couple of years and the addition
of Dr. Kingsley and Baron Des-
nick, I am sure this will be the
most successful campaign yet at
the Villages of Oriole."
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
announces the following Schedule
for its 1983 Distinguished Artists
Series. Wednesday, Jan. 12: Mr.
Eugene Istomin, acclaimed as
one of the five greatest pianists in
the world, with three decades of
performances as orchestral solo-
ist, recitalist and chamber music
player in every part of the world,
including the Philadelphia and
New York Philharmonic
Wednesday, Feb. 2: Miss
Marilyn Home, internationally
known singer of great range and
versatility. She has performed at
Covent Gardens, La Scala, and
the Paris Theatre National de
l'Opera, making every perfor-
mance a musical event.
Sundav. Feb. 27: The Julliard
String Quartet, comprised of two
violins, a viola, and a cello, with
music that is marvelous lv alive
and varied, a yardstick against
which all other groups measure
Sunday, March 27: Pinchas
Zukerman, violinist and his wife
Kugenia Zukerman, flutist in a
joint recital. Each is in great de-
mand for joint recitals, and each
lias played with the major or-
chestras, the world over.
The Series by subscription is
sold out. However, individual
tickets for each performance are
often available before perfor-
mance time. For further informa-
tion, please call the Concert office
391-8600. Temple Beth Bl is lo-
cated at 333 SW 4th Avenue,
Boca Raton. Fl, 33432.
Award Winning Diamonds Sparkle
At the Southeast Biennial
Convention held on Oct. 31 at the
Eden-Roc Hotel in Miami Beach,
recognition was given to the
Diamonds for outstanding con-
tribution to the community.
The delegates from 65 congre-
gations in eight states and
Puerto Rico chose the project,
under the direction of Sandy
Klein of Delray Beach for its
uniqueness in serving the elderly.
The age requirement is 75 to be
a Diamond, and the group meets
every Monday morning from 9-
In addition to the many activi-
ties that they participate in
weekly, special events enlighten
their program and enrich their
lives. On Nov. 10, they enjoyed a
luncheon at the Royal Palm
Dinner Theatre and saw the play
"Chicago." This is made possible
through a grant from Jewish
Family and Children's Service.of
the South County Jewish Feder-
David U. Seligman
Interior Design
and Residential
Jewish Family and Children's Service
is in need of a
VCR Camera.
A donation would be most appreciated.
Please call 395-3640
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, November 19. 1982
Left to right are Sen. Charles H. Percy (R.,
IlL), chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, at a recent meeting
with Mrs. A vital Sharansky, wife of Prisoner
of Conscience Anatoly Sharansky, who
began a hunger strike on Sept. 27 in
Chistopol Prison. Joining them are David
Harris, National Conference on Soviet
Jewry, Washington Office director, and Bill
Hoch NCSJ staff. Mrs. Sharansky is
currently in this country seeking help for her
husband who undertook the hunger strike to
protest the Soviet authorities' denial of his
correspondence and visitation rights.
Evangelical Support for Israel Urged
Dr. Harold M. Jacobs, president of the
National Council of Young Israel, is continuing
his effort to elicit support for Israel from
Christian Evangelical leaders, while pressing
Catholic representatives for a response to
criticism of Pope John Paul's recent meeting with
Yasir Arafat in Rome.
As a result of the contacts of the Young Israel
movement, strong positive statements in support
of Israel have been forthcoming from such Evan
gkal Christian leaders as Albert H. Chubb, presi-
dent and general manager of a central Florida re-
ligious radio station, and other prominent reli-
gious broadcasters from across the country.
At a recent meeting of Young Israel national
delegates, Doug Krieger, of the TAV Evangelical
ministries, issued a blistering statement con-
demning Pope John Paul's meeting with Arafat
on religious and moral grounds.
News correspondent Daniel Schorr, New Re-
public Editor Martin Peretz, State Department
Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs Director Charles
Hill, American Lebanese League leader Robert A.
Basil, and American Jewish Committee.President
Maynard I. Wishner head the list of speakers who
addressed AJC's annual national Executive
Council meeting Thursday through Sunday, Nov.
4 to 7, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Other speakers included Gershon Avner, po-
litical affairs director of AJC's Israel Office; Hy
man Bookbinder, AJC Washington representa
tive; Dr. Steven M. Cohen, associate professor of
sociology, Queens College, City University of
New York; Dr. William Cutter, professor of edu-
cation and modern Hebrew literature, Hebrew
Union College, Los Angeles; Dr. Lawrence A.
Goldmuntz, president, Economics and Science
Planning, Inc.; Dr. David Gordis, vice president
and associate professor of Talmud, University of
Judaism, Los Angeles; and Ted Kanner, execu-
tive vice president, Jewish Federation Council of
Greater Los Angeles.
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
has appointed Jess N. Hordes director of special
projects and associate director of the League's
Washington, D.C. civil rights office.
Hordes' responsibilities will cover domestic and
international affairs, particularly in the area of
the League's work with the executive and legisla-
tive branches of the federal government.
The Washington office, directed by David A.
Brody, represents the League in its relations with
the White House, Congress, federal agencies,
and national organizations headquartered in
I^eon Dulzin, chairman of the Executive of the
Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organiza-
tion, has invited the B'nai B'rith to join the WZO
as a full-fledged member, actively participating in
all its actions and decisions.
In his address to the delegates of its interna-
tional convent^ in Toronto, Dulzin invited
B'nai B'rith "to*iove from the consultation level
to the chrisiorflhaking level" in its relationship
with the WZO. "The time has come," he said, "for
B'nai B'rith to move beyond just carrying out
projects for Israel and the Jewish people."
Scholars and theologians representing all
branches of Judaism met in Israel at a Conference
on Jewish Unity sponsored by Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity to explore areas of mutual cooperation within
the framework of holacha (Jewish law).
Dr. Emanuel Rackman, president of Bar-Ilan
University, delivered the keynote address. Warn-
ing of the danger caused by the gulf that divides
Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism,
Dr. Rackman called for "ecumenism within the
Jewish community" as a way to strengthen Jew-
ish unity without compromising specific religious
The conference, at the Tadmor Hotel in Herzlia,
was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mintz of
London, and attended by representatives of all
streams of Judaism. They heard suggestions
within the framework of Jewish law that would
enable Conservative and Reform rabbis to par-
ticipate in some matters of ritual and personal
status that traditionally have been the exclusive
domain of the Orthodox rabbinate in Israel.
American Jewish Congress has commended the
Reagan Administration for supporting Israel
against attempts by the Arab nations and its al-
lies to expel the Jewish State from the United Na-
tions General Assembly.
Henry Siegman, executive director of the
AJCongress, also praised the Administration for
refusing to accept PLO representation among the
Arab League delegation during its visit to Wash-
ington. He urged Reagan "to stand fast against
Arab efforts to change U.S. policy from one of
continued support for the Camp David accords to
a policy favoring the Arab League position
adopted at the Fez meeting."
Edgar M. Bronfman, president of World Jew-
ish Congress, told delegates at the B'nai B'rith
convention last week in Toronto that recent
events "have marked a watershed in Israeli-
Diaspora relations" and that the Jewish people
have responded in the best tradition "of demo-
cracy, humanitarianism, and decency."
Declaring unrelenting "support for the idea and
the State that is Israel," Bronfman said "we take
pride in its commitment to the democratic process
and its determination to examine, question and
even criticize itself."
He added. "This process places on us an obliga-
tion to examine in a constructive and critical way
government policies or actions which affect Jew-
ish life in the Diaspora as well as Israel," noting
that "our approach has never been selective,
aimed solely at one party or one government
whether it be the government of David Ben
Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin
or Menachem Begin."
Two Weisel Books
Ten Years Apart
Tell Same Story
Jewish Floridian Book Editor
Souls on Fire: Portraits and
Legends of Hebrew Masters. By
Elie Weisel. New York: Summit
Books. 1972. 279 Pp, S6.95.
(Paper Back).
Somewhere a Master: Further
Hasidic Portraits and Legends.
By Elie Weisel. New York:
Summit Books, 1982. 224 Pp,
Although these books were
published ten years apart, they
are being reviewed together,
since the later one is a con-
tinuation of the earlier one.
Taken together, the two books
constitute a single collection of
stories about Hasidic leaders,
starting with the Baal Shem Tov,
the founder of Hasidism, and
concluding with Rebbe Mendel of
Worke. This represents a span of
about 250 years in time over a
geographical space that includes
Poland, Lithuania and Western
Eighteenth and nineteenth
Century Eastern Europe saw the
flowering of Hasidism, an
unusual movement led by
charismatic rabbis who were
intoxicated with God. Their
relationship to God was
characterized by mystical ec-
stasy. Each one had many
disciples and followers (Hasidim)
who found joy in their
relationship to their Rebbes and
to God. Even though their
economic and political situation
was generally deplorable, the
Hasidim obtained great hap-
piness and satisfaction from their
religion, thus enabling them to
tolerate the rigors and harshness
of everyday life.
master, there developed
numerous parables and anecdotes
which illustrated and constituted
his teachings. The Hasidim
repeated these stories, often in
different versions, but always
demonstrating the great wisdom
of the Master. The stories are
entertaining and fascinating in
themselves but each of them has
a moral and makes a point.
Weisel records these tales and
sets them out with great com-
passion, skill and affection. His
warm admiration for the Hasidic
masters shines on each page of
both books. He has preserved the
Books in
folklore and the essence of a
culture which almost disappeared
in the Holocaust. Fortunately,
there are living representations of.*'
Hasidism today in Jerusalem's
Mea Shearim, in parts of
Brooklyn and in Monsey, N. Y.
Weisel is widely known for
writing and speaking on the
Holocaust. Indeed, some critics
complain that he has found fame
and fortune in the Holocaust.
Others point out that his work
guarantees our never forgetting
the unspeakable tragedy which
saw the slaughter of six million.
THESE TWO collections of
Hasidic tales put Weisel into an
arena other than the one where he
is customarily found. They show
a remarkable versatility which
enhances his well-deserved
Unfortunately, however,
Weisel's collections of Hasidic
tales are offered without any
credit or recognition being given
by him to others who preceded
him in this work. For. example,
Louis Newman, in...,1934,
published "The Hasidic
Anthology," an outstanding7
collection of "Tales and
Teachings of the Hasidim."
The most grievous omission,
however, is the great scholar,
Martin Buber. Weisel stands on
the shoulders of. Buber but
totally fails to. acknowledge his
indebtedness..and ours. _
Seventy-five years ago, in
1907, Buber first published "The
Legend of the Baal-Shem,""K .*
major compilation of Hasidic
literature. He worked in this field i
for many years, publishing "The
Early Masters" in 1947, "The
Later Masters" in 1948, "For the
Sake of Heaven" in 1953, and a
revision of "The Legend,of the
Baal-Shem" in 1954. His work is
far more profound than that of ;
In any event, while Weisel's
two books are a fine introduction
to Hasidism, they need to be read
along with Buber's contribution*.
We cannot afford to ignore them
even though Weisel has done so.
Every woman needs a bar mitzvah boy like Norman.
Carol Kane
01*2 From^ Ailanoc feieaany CA^d^l.
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Page 9
'Am Yisrael'
Iruth krawetz
past month 18 people
uth County joined seven
j'.S. communities to
Ion Israel Study Mission
.rith the slogan. "Am
_ We Are One. to guide
.ough the next ten days.
Jith County Federation
led by Ed Bobick and
I Baer. was met at Ben
Airport by National
Aiission Chairman, Jim
[ladys Weinshank. South
Project Renewal Co-
n and Berenice
nan. all of whom had
sent in Israel for an ear-
j gathering.
result of an inspiring
I our South County group
en participants raised
representing a great
1983 UJA Campaign.
Larked a 68.45 percent
over last year. In ad-
ill.636 was pledged for
[year Special Emergency
nd $17,350 was pledged
ct Renewal-
ere joined on our bus by
mts from Orlando and
,-ille, Fla., all of whom
jr family for the next 10
ir tour guide, Lt. Colonel
[Urenitsky. informed us of
,'namic and exciting
which was to follow. All
it fortunate to have him
to our bus. The lovely
[ Baer was our bus captain
entire mission. She was in
land of all our activities.
Is to say, the operation
nooth as silk" in the usual
aanner It was up early
|morning, exhilarated
ling each day, a short
[ rest, and on to the next
t event.
day was a new inspira-
[highlight. We were ad-
by eloquent speakers
is Menachira Salvador,
of the Knesset; Yosef
| Director of Broadcasting,
shuda Avner, Advisor to
ne Minister. All gave
I accounts of the recent war
inon and updates on the
' financial affairs in Israel.
ie apparent to each and
participant that the
us reported in U.S.
and TV were great
>ns We realized that we
missionaries of truth to
jntrymen in the United
|trip to cities in Lebanon
opportunity to speak to
lanese on the streets of
ind Sidon was proof
of the untruths of the
lia as to the feelings of
lie. We were greeted
nth and friendliness and
viewed Israel as the
rs freeing them from the
fears rule of the PLO. It
Jfficult to judge the war
as the entire country is in
|of filth and ruin which was
r to Israel's purge of the
cularly heart-wrenching
ir visit to the military
on Mt. Herri and the
M a 13 year old who gave
I that Israel may live. This
followed an impress!
at Yad Vashem. which
us aU drained. We all
that our commitment,
great, does not even
1 compare to what Israelis
ing to bring lasting
possible. A walk through the
neighborhood, to see what has
been done and what is yet to be
accomplished will not soon be
forgotten. It was with great pride
that we all viewed the Plaque in
the new gymnasium stating that
this facility was a gift from
Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and
South County. A visit to their
Day Care Center, with the
homemade toys and the
children's clinic reminded us once
again of the tasks yet ahead.
Project Renewal is the program
of renewing Jewish lives and we
all felt the importance of this
From our Project Renewal
City, our next stop was a Youth
Aliyah Village near Tel Aviv.
This village is home for boys and
girls who cannot live in their own
homes due to conditions brought
on by a variety of problems,
mostly financial. This has
I previously heard about
Renewal" which had a
ling to moat of us. Our
visit to Kfar Saba. the
City" for our Fed-
was a revelation to us.
>pitality and warm
of our hostess in her
it. which had bean
by loans from our
Renewal Funds, brought
renewed vigor the need
compiau our p ssmises
community as >-v>o as
resulted in a need for attention
and supervision that cannot be
realized in their home en-
vironment. Only through help by
Federation can Youth Aliyah
Villages continue to operate and
expand. The boys and girls, ages
11 to 17, find a haven for living
and being educated to adulthood
in an atmosphere of love, leader-
ship and companionship. Each
child was a picture of the future
of Israel, and tugged at each and
every one of our hearts. We all
were treated to a personal guided
tour by one of the children. My
young guide asked when I would
return to the U.S. and said,
"What a pity you can't stay here
longer. Israel is such a wonderful
place to live."
Our home hospitality with
kibbutzim and with Americans
in Jerusalem who have recently
made Aliyah to Israel, our visits
to the Wall and The Old City
Changing Capitol Hill
33 Jews Elected to Congress
Continued from Page 1
Almost all the elections were
based on the economic issue of
support or rejection of the Rea-
gan Administration's economic
policy. This showed up in the vic-
tories of Lautenberg, a liberal,
and Hecht, a conservative who
had President Reagan campaign-
ing for him. It also showed up in
the elections of Ben Erdreich in
Alabama, the grandson of one of
Birmingham's first Jewish set-
tlers, and of Norman Sisisky in
Virginia, both of whom won up-
set elections against Republican
LAUTENBERG, running in
his first election, came from way
behind to defeat Rep. Milicent
Fenwick old owner of Automatic Data
Processing company spent mil-
lions, both to win his surprise
nomination in the Democratic
primary and to defeat Mrs. Fen-
wick. He said he had no apologies
for this because he said his funds
counter-balanced Fenwick's high
recognition factor. Lautenberg is
honorary national chairman of
United Jewish Appeal and is
probably the first national Jew-
ish leader to he elected to the
The 54-year-old Hecht also has
dose ties to the Jewish com-
munity. The operator of clothing
stores in Las Vegas, he has
served in the Nevada State
Senate from 1966-1974 and is
considered dose to his new Re-
publican colleague from Nevada.
Sen. Paul Laxalt. He does not
like to use bis given name of
The two newcomers along with
Metzenbaum and Zorinsky join
four other Jews in the Senate.
now evenly divided between four
Republicans and four Democrats.
The others are Sena. Rudy
Boschwitz (R. Minn.) and Carl
Levin (D., Mich.) whose terms
axoire in 1984, and Arlen Specter
(R.. Pa.) and Warren Rodman
Sander Levin, won election to the
House as a Democrat in the De-
FOUR OTHER Jowa. all
i Democrats, ran for the Sonata,
two of them losing in very dose
elections. Missouri State San.
Harriet Woods came from behind
but waa unable to defeat her Re-
publican opponent Sen. John
Danforth to become the first
Jewish woman to serve in the
Senate. In Rhode Island, former
state Attorney General Julius
Michaelson was also defeated in a
dose race with Republican Sen.
Two other candidates were de-
feated as expected. Dr. Cyril
Wecht was defeated by Sen. John

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Heinz in Pennsylvania, and
David Levinson lost to Sen. Wil-
liam Roth in Delaware.
All seven newcomers elected to
the House are Democrats.
However the five Republican
Jewish incumbents in the House
were reelected.
THERE ARE now two Jewish
women in the House with the
election of Democrat Barbara
Boxer, a San Francisco county
commissioner. The other woman
is also a Californian. Rep. Bobbi
Fiedler, a Republican from the
Los Angeles area who won her
second term. Two other Jewish
women, both Democrats were de-
feated. They are Lyn Cutler, vice
chair of the national Democratic
Party in Iowa, and Beth Bland, a
mayor in the state of Washing-
In addition to Erdreich,
Sisisky. Levin, and Boxer, the
other Jewish newcomers are
Howard Berman and Md Levine,
both Democrats from California,
and Larry Smith, a Democrat
from Florida.
The Jewish incumbents re-
elected are: Anthony Boilenson
(D.. Calif.)- Bobbi Fiedler (R..
Calif); Barney Frank (D..
Mass.); Martin Frost (D., Tex.);
Sam Gejdenaon (D., Conn.); Dan
Glickman (D., Kan.); Bill Green
(It.. N.Y.); Benjamin Oilman (R..
N.Y.); Willis Gradison (R.,
Ohio); Ken Kramer (R.. Col);
Tom Lantoa (D.. Calif.); William
Lehman (D., Fla.); Richard
Ottinger (D., N.Y.); Benjamin
Roaenthal Scheuer (D., N.Y.); Charles
Schumer (D., N.Y.); Stephen
Solan ID.. N.Y.); Henry Wax-
man (D., Calif.): Theodore Weiss
Mich.); Ron Wyden (D.. Ore.);
and Sidney Yates (D.. III).
MEANWHILE, moat sup-
porters of Israel in the Senate
were reelected. Among them were
such stalwarts aa Sens. Henry
Jackson Moynihan (D.. N.Y.), Paul Sar-
banes (D., Md.). Edward Ken-
nedy (D.. Mass.) and Heinz and
In the House, Rep. Clarence
Long ID., Md.), chairman of the
House Foreign Appropriations
subcommittee and a land ing sup-
porter of Israel, wae roalacied.
His district has been redrawn,
leaving out moat of the Jewish
residents he had long repre-
sented. The election of Gilman. s
member of the House Foreign
Affairs Committee, meant the
defeat of another supporter of Is-
rael Rep. Peter Peyser.
Another winner in a close race
was Rep. Dante Fascell (D.. Fla.)
a close supporter of Israel on the
House Foreign Affairs Commit
Children* Band at Kfar Saba
were all inspirational factors
adding to the feeling that we
must continue to see that Israel
remains the haven that all Jews
in the Diaspora can look to with
The luncheon visit in the
private dining room of the
Knesset was the first time ever
that such an event was able to be
scheduled for a Mission. This
came about through efforts of
Mission Chairman, Jim Baer.
Jim's message to the entire
mission assembly will long be
remembered. The information
speech by the Speaker of the
Knesset was an added highlight
to the mission agenda. Lunch
was followed by a guided tour of
the Knesset induding the
chambers and the exquisite art
work contained within, especially
the Chagall tapestries.
This entire mission, surely one
of the most informative and
inspiring trips enjoyed by any
group, is a tribute to National
Chairman, Jim Baer. His many
months of planning and his
determination brought this event
to full fruition.
When our group returned to
the United States, wc indeed
knew that "We Are One" and
vowed to return next year to the
I .and of Milk and Honey.
Never Too Late To Learn
The floodgates have openedl
Five hundred twenty (520) Jew-
ish South County residents are re-
gistered in six classes, satisfying
their thirst for knowledge on
subjects germain to Jewish life
through the Academy of Jewish
Jointly sponsored by the South
County Jewish Federation, the
South County Rabbinical Associ-
ation and all area synagogues,
the Academy has been developed
to offer a sophisticated series of
study sessions for interested
The five Rabbis teaching these
seven consecutive week sessions
are delighted with the over-
whelming response to this first
semester. The program, still in
the embryonic stage of develop-
ment, has already begun to meet
the needs of local residents of all
The satisfaction of the
students are clearly evidenced in
the comments one can hear after
each class. "What a gratifying
way to spend a morning. It's
truly a privilege to participate."
said one woman. "AU these years
I've had a family to raise and a
business to tend to. I can finally
do something for me now," said
another. "The Rabbis seem to
enjoy teaching these courses as
much as we students enjoy learn-
ing. Each has a distinctive, yet
captivating style." said one
gentleman. Each and every
person felt they were inspired, in-
formed and very often entertain-
Three courses are presented on
Mondays at Temple Emeth in
Ddray Beach, and the other three
on Thursdays at B'nai Torah in
Boca Raton. Rabbis Joe Noble.
Bernard Silver. Louis Sacks. Sam
Silver and Ted Feldman are each
giving their time so that South
County residents may reach for a
heightened Jewish awareness.
Preparations are underway for
a second semester, which win
tentatively commence in the
month of February. "We are at-
tempting to fine-tune the pro-
gram, now that we realize the tre-
mendous need and interest for it
in the community." said Butt
LowKcht. Director of Jewish
Education for the South County
Jewish Federation, and Director
of the Academy.
For additional information re-
garding the Academy, please call
Burt Lowhcht. Principal of the
South County Jewish Communi-
ty Day School at 396-3212.
Jerusalem Picked A* Site of
Soviet Jewry Conference
presidium of the World Confer-
ence on Soviet Jewry deckled un-
animously to hold its next inter-
national session in Jerusalem. It
How Jews
Helped Cuomo
To Victory
West Side where there ia a large
Jewish population, Cuomo polled
over 9.500 votes to about 1.400
for Lehrman. In the heavily
Jewish Midwood section of
Brooklyn, the vote waa about
5.500-2.500 in favor of Cuomo.
Similarly, in Midwood Manhat-
tan Beech, another Jewish en-
clave. Cuomo polled over 13,900
votes to about 9.700 for Lehr-
In Forest Hills-Kew Gardens.
Queens, which contains old es-
tablished Jewish neighborhoods,
Cuomo led by a margin of 14.200
to 9.500. In the Co-Op City. Pel-
ham Bay, Morris Park districts
of the Bronx, home of many
Jewish ^hw*'. CVjmw -
is tentatively scheduled for
March 14-16. 1963. Leon Dukin,
presidium chairman, announced.
This will be the first time tha/
Israel's capital is the venue for
the conference which was estab-
lished in Brussels more than 10
years ago. Other sites suggested
at the presidium meeting here,
including Washington, DC,
were rejected. Dulzin stressed,
that the selection of Jerusalem
was of paramount importance.
"It ia both symbolic and
important that the message. 'Let.
My People Go', should come from
Jerusalem. The Jewish people
will stand united in Jerusalem to
wage the struggle for Soviet Jew-
ry. he said.
The presidium issued
declaration to all governments,
Jewish communities and organi-
zations throughout the world to
demand that the "Soviet authori-
ties cease their persecution and
open the gates to those who seek
to return to their homeland." But
at a press conference after the
presidium meeting, conference
leaders conceded that they had
come up with "no dramatic new
vi a emi^ra-
. ...

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, November 19, ljft I l^
Only One Senate Foreign Relations
Committee Change, 10 Due for House
The new Congress that
takes office in January is
expected to see only one
change in the Senate For-
eign Relations Committee
but at least 10 new faces in
the House Foreign Affairs
However, these two important
committees where much of the is-
sues affecting Israel are discuss-
ed and voted upon are expected
to continue their pro-Israel
Draper Presses Israelis To
Find Lebanon Solution
U.S. special envoy Mor-
ris Draper continued his
talks with Israeli leaders
last week in an attempt to
reach agreement on the
framework of proposed ne
gotiations for the with-
drawal of all foreign forces
from Lebanon and security
arrangements in south Le
Draper met with Premier
Menachem Begin, Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
Defense Minister Ariel Sharon.
He had another session with
Shamir later. Afterwards he told
reporters that he thought "we are
making progress in overcoming
the obstacles to talks aimed at
bringing about the withdrawal of
all foreign forces from Lebanon.
That is the common objective of
the U.S., Lebanon and Israel."
BUT THERE were indications
that the Israeli and American
positions do not coincide, and
there has been unconcealed
disappointment in circles here
with Draper's stand on specific
demands being made by Israel.
The American envoy, who is
President Reagan's special
Ambassador for the negotiations
on Lebanon, has continued to
urge the Israelis not to make
matters difficult for President
Amin Gemayel of Lebanon. Some
Israeli sources have suggested
that Draper seems to be speaking
for Gemayel rather than for the
It has become evident in recent
weeks that the newly-elected
Lebanese President is trying to
distance himself from Israel in
order to improve his relations
with the other Arab countries
and with Lebanon's Moslem
The Israelis strongly oppose
the Lebanese position that nego-
tiations with Israel should be
conducted at the liaison officers
level comprising military com-
missions, with the U.S. acting as
mediator. Israel insists on direct
talks by a joint political-military
that the end of belligerency
between the two countries must
be the first topic on the agenda.
The Israelis intend to raise other
political issues of principle which
they insist must be discussed at a
senior political level, not between
military officers.
Those issues would include the
ways and means to ensure that
total withdrawal of all foreign
forces from Lebanon and security
arrangements to prevent them
from ever returning. Israel would
leave details of security arrange-
ments in south Lebanon to the
end of the negotiating process.
In Lebanon, meanwhile, op-
position appears to be growing to
Israel's continued presence in the
country. Prime Minister Shafiq
al-Wazzan accused the Israelis of
"paralyzing government func-
tions'' in the areas of Lebanon its
troops occupy. He also threat-
ened to strip the citizenship of
Lebanese officials and civilians in
cases of "collaboration with
from Beirut, al-Wazzan said the
Israeli occupying force was
trying "to subvert the local
administration and impose
normalization by interfering in
public affairs." He warned that
"People who deal with Israel and
thus harm the country could lose
their nationality."
Israelis are also upset with
Gemayel who returned to Beirut
from Morocco where he discussed
the possibility of enlarging the
Multinational Force in Lebanon
to include Moroccan units. The
MNF is presently composed of
Italian and French troops and
1.2(H) U.S. marines.
Israeli sources promptly
rejected the idea of including
Moroccans because Morocco is
officially in a state of belligerency
with Israel. But they seemed
willing to consider the
deployment of Egyptian units as
part of the MNF.
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stances despite their chairmen,
Sen. Charles Percy (R.. III.) and
Rep. Clement Zablocki (D.. Wis.)
who have often been critical of
Israel and supportive of the
THE SENATE committee
opening was caused by the de-
cision of Sen. S. I. Hayawaka (R.,
Calif.) not to seek reelection. The
three other committee members
whose terms were up this year
Sens. Richard Lugar (R., Ind).
Paul Sarbanes (D.. Md.) and Ed-
ward Zorinsky (D., Neb.) all
were reelected.
Zorinsky, who is Jewish, and
Lugar, voted for the sale of
AWACS to Saudi Arabia last
year, although Zorinsky first
voted against it in the committee
and then supported in the final
floor vote. But Sarbanes, a mem-
ber of the Near Eastern and
South Asian Affairs subcommit-
tee, has been a staunch and im-
portant supporter of Israel in the
In the House, the major de-
velopment was the defeat of Rep.
Paul Findley (R., Ill), who has
not only been critical of Israel but
has been considered by some as
the chief spokesman for the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion in Congress. Findley was the
ranking minority member of the
Foreign Affairs subcommittee on
Europe and the Middle East and
used this position for frequent at-
tacks on Israel.
REP. Paul McCloskey (R.,
Calif.), another supporter of the
PLO, did not seek reelection, but
instead made an unsuccessful bid
for the Republican nomination as
candidate for governor of Calif-
ornia. McCloskey has publicly
attacked what he called the in-
fluence of American Jews on U.S.
foreign policy. Last summer, he
visited PLO chief Yasir Arafat in
Beirut and emerged with a docu-
ment in which he said Arafat
recognizes Israel which was later
Incidentally, in a story in the
Riyadh newspaper, Al-Jazirah,
Oct. 20, the Saudi Arabian news-
paper's Washington Bureau
warned that Findley's defeat
could have "serious consequen-
ces" for the Saudis, Palestinians
and other Arabs.
"He (Findley) is a major
stumbling block in the face of the
Zionists and their supporters,"
the paper said, somewhat ex-
aggerating the Illinois Congress-
man's influence. "But he is not
the only one," the newspaper
added. It listed the others as
Percy and Zablocki
cheers supporters of Israel, the
new House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee will also be without sev-
eral strong supporters of Israel.
Among the Democrats, Rep.
Jonathan Bingham of New York
did not seek reelection because of
reapportionment, and Rep. Bob
Shamansky of Ohio was the only
Jewish Congressman defeated in
the Nov. 2 elections.
On the Republican side, Rep.
Edward Derwinski, a ranking
minority member who champions
Israel, was defeated in the
Republican primary in Illinois
last spring. He has been appoint-
ed State Department Counselor
by President Reagan. Rep.
Robert Dornan was an unsuc-
cessful candidate for governor of
California and Rep. Millicent
Fenwick was defeated by Demo-
crat Frank Lautenberg in the
New Jersey Senate race.
On the more favorable side,
Rep. Dante Fascell (D., Fla.), a
leading supporter of Israel, was
reelected after a tough contest
and is the ranking Democrat with
the retirement of L. H. Fountain
of North Carolina after Zablocki,
the chairman. The ranking
Republican member, Rep. Wil-
liam Broomfield of Michigan is
also a friend of Israel.'
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No Parade
Israel Cools Military
Display Plan Slated For
Independence Day
JERUSALEM (JTA) The government fa
dropped the idea of a military parade to mark the 35th an-
niversary of Israel'8 independence next April 18. The min-
isterial ceremonials committee decided against one, and
the full Cabinet is certain to agree.
THE MATTER generated controversy recently when
Hoaretz published a report that Premier Menachem Begin
wanted a parade as a tribute to the armed forces and to
boost public morale. But sources close to Begin are letting
it be known that the Premier does not particularly favor
the idea. Critics in the opposition Labor Party warned
that a diplay of armed might would make Israel vulnera-
ble to charges of militarism. |
Treasury officials cited the huge cost about a half
billion Shekels. But government sources insisted that the
idea of a parade was not dropped because of political
pressure. They admitted that a parade had been consider-
ed and the army orderred to make a preliminary survey of
possible routes through Jerusalem.
BUT THIS WAS only because the Labor4ed govern
ment in 1968 had decided to hold an Independence Day
Parade every five years and 1983 would be the fifth year in
the cycle, they said. %
Begin had suggested a parade five years ago but re-
treated in face of public criticism. He was quoted recently
as blaming the Labor opposition for creating "an atmos-
phere" in which "love and admiration" for the armed
forces was not universally felt.
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Begin: *I Didn't Know In Advance'
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iana. Therefore, there wa no move by the Cabinet to
withdraw the Phalangists from the camps, Begin
said. On the contrary, the Cabinet in effect en-
dorsed retroactively the decision to send them m.
hearing testimony last month. Its first major wit-
ness was Defense Minister Ariel Sharon.
Begin told the panel that he personally learned of
the massacre from BBC radio broadcasts during
the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 18, whereupon he
The inquiry commission consists of Chief Justice telephoned the Chief of Staff for detailed informs-
Yitzhak Kahan, President of the Supreme Court; tion. He said he could not recall having conversed
Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak; and Gen. with Eitsn on the subject on Fridsy morning. The
(reel Yonah Efrat. Begin was the top ranking Israeli commission said they had one piece of evidence to
who has appeared before the panel since it began the effect that there had been such a conversation.
BEGIN GAVE evidence in
open court for only 46 minutes,
much less than had been m-
pected. His testimony Was
broadcast live on Israel Radio.
Local and foreign newsmen
crowded into the hearings .room
at the Hebrew University
campus to watch him, and in an
adjoining room, to listen to a si-
multaneous English translation.
Begin was flanked by his long-
time top aide, Yehiel Kadishai,
and Cabinet secretary, Dan Meri-
dor. He spoke in measured tones,
sometimes hesitating before
'answering. It appeared that he
had not made extensive prepara-
tions for his appearance before
the commission. At one point,
when part of the key Thursday
night, Sept. 16, Cabinet minutes
were read out, he seemed plainly
unfamiliar with it.
The section in question cited
Eitan's prediction of an "out-
burst of revenge" on the part of
the Phalangists for Gemayel's
assassination. The Phalangists
had already killed several Druze
that day, Eitan told the Cabinet.
ACCORDING TO the minutes
of the Cabinet meeting, Eitan
aid: "I see it in their eyes .. .
what they're waiting for .
Am in (Gemayel, Bashir's
brother, who is now President of
Lebanon) has already spoken of
revenge and all of them are
sharpening their blades ..." Be-
gin asked the inquiry commission
members whensthis was said and
by whom. Lt was the first time
those remarks by Eitan were
made public.
Begin confirmed that he,
Sharon and Eitan had decided
late Tuesday night, Sept. 14,
once Bashir Gemayel's death was
ascertained, to order the IDF to
seize "key crossing points in Bei-
rut." The Premier said he and
Sharon were empowered to take
such operative decisions in cases
where there was no time to con-
vene the full Cabinet. The IDF
began moving into west Beirut
before dawn on Wednesday,
.Sept. 15.
The Premier stressed that the
purpose of their entry had been to
void a rampage of revenge by
the Christians. Under close ques-
tioning he conceded that by
"Christians" he included in this
consideration the Phalangists.
THIS PURPOSE, to svoid
mayhem in west Beirut, had been
publicly avowed by the IDF
spokesman at the time as Israels
-thief consideration. Sharon, in
^ lus testimony to the commission
two weeks ago, maintained, how-
Soviets Charge
Jewish Activist
ever, that the chief motive had
been to prevent residual Pales-
tine Liberation Organization and
leftist forces in west Beirut from
seizing atrongpoints in the
confusion following Bashir's as-
sassination, and establishing
once again off-limit areas in the
Begin was asked repeatedly
whether the proposed role of the
doesn't say he told you."
Begins. "Well, if he didn't tell
me, then I didn't know."
THE PREMIER said Sharon
had been within his rights to omit
informing the Premier of the
plan involving the Phalangists
because "he could rely" on a
Cabinet decision, taken unani-
mously on June 15, resolving
Cabinet consider withdrawing
the Phalangist forces from the re-
fugee camps.
Questioned later by Kahan as
to whether Levy's words had
"generated particular attention
on your part," the Premier said
he had not really paid attention
as he had been "preoccupied
with the drafting of the Cabinet
communique at that moment."
TO BARAK, the Premier
stated firmly that neither the
Mossad nor the Shin Beth, the
two Israeli intelligence services
that are directly subordinate to
the Prime Minister, had ever
warned him of the dangers inher-
ent in using Phalangist forces
against the Palestinians.
He sidestepped Barak's ques-
tion ss to whether he now
thought that they "should have
warned you." "I don't want to
pass judgement about such seri-
ous matters ..." Begin said. He
indicated that such matters are
usually brought to his attention
aa the initiative of the intelli-
gence agenices rather than as a
response to his own initiatives.
He also carefully declined to
fault Sharon or anyone else for
not reporting or consulting with
him between Sept. 14 and Sept.
16 on the plan to send the Phal-
angists into the camps. He re-
peated that Sharon was within
his rights under the June 15 Cab-
inet decision.
Labor Party Meets
With Top West Bankers
had been discussed with htobS &&-HSmJP9 and kth
Lebanese Forces (Phalangists) to
fight against the PLO in Beirut
and unite their own capital. The
Israeli Cabinet did not want IDF
soldiers to lose life and limb in
that battle.
reliks Kochubievsky. a Soviet
Jewish emigration activist, has
been charged under the Soviet
criminal code of "Circulation of
fabrications known to be false
which defame the Soviet state
and social system," it was
reported here by the Nstional
Conference on Soviet Jewry. He
^aces a maximum penalty of three
year's imprisonment or internal
exile, the Conference said.
The 52-year-old electrical
engineer was arrested Sept. 12 as
J> result of his attempta to estab-
"sh a "USSR-Israel Friendship
Society." which included the
Publication of a volume which
outlined the positive aspects of knew."
UbSR-Israel, rs^inns. fimk
tween Tuesday night, Sept. 14,
when the original decision to
seize "west Beirut key points had
been taken, and Thursday night,
Sept. 16, when the full cabinet
learned of the entire operation,
including the Phalangists' entry
into the camps, and endorsed it.
Repeatedly Begin insisted that
he had not beep informed of the
plans for the Phalangists to enter
the camps. According to earlier
testimony by Sharon, those plans
were made early Wednesday,
Sept. 16. "Nothing was said to
me about the Phalangists.
Nothing was said to me about the
BEGIN: "We heard of it at the
Cabinet on Thursday evening.."
Barak: "You did not ask about
(the Phalangists' role! in your
many conversation with Sharon
and Eitan?"
Begin: "No. It did not come up
therefore I did not ask."
At that point, and repeatedly
during his testimony, Begin
insisted that "no one of us
imagined ... It did not cross our
minds, that the Phalangists
would commit a slaughter .
We regarded them as disciplined
fighting units."
Kahan, at that point, cited the
minutes of a conversation be-
tween Begin and U.S. special
envoy Morris Draper on Wednes-
day, Sept. 15, in which Begin
spoke of the danger of Christian
revenge and bloodshed. Begin
conceded that by "Christian" he
had meant the Phalangists.
Barak asked whether in light of
this "there was not room to
wonder whether the Phalangists
should be in the camps," during
the Cabinet meeting on Thursday
night, Sept. 16.
only repeat that no one thought
the Phalangists in the camp
would do anything other than
furfit the terrorists, which was
their assignment. That was our
The three commission mem-
bers returned constantly to the
theme: had Begin known in ad-
vance that the Phalangists were
beniK sent into the camps and
why, once he did now, did he not
stop them?
At one point, Begin seemed al-
most ready to agree that he had
known in advance. Kahan and
Barak reminded him of a tele
phone conversation he had with
Sharon, who was in Beirut, on
Wednesday morning, Sept. 16.
Barak: "Did (Sharon) say any-
thing about the role of the Phal-
Begin: "Their role was clear:
to fight terrorists..."
Barak: "According to what
you are saying now, you knew on
the Wednesday morning that the
Phalangists were to fight?"
Begin: "If the Defense Minis-
ter told me then I definitely
Efrat pointed out, at length,
that the June 15 Cabinet deci-
sion's basic thrust had been that
the IDF would not enter west
Beirut; instead the Lebanese
Forces would be encouraged to do
Now, however, Efrat went on,
in the wake of Bashir's killing,
the situation had radically
altered. Israel had decided to
send its army into west Beirut
after all, and there were fears
which Begin himself conceded did
exist of a revenge-rampage by
the Phalangists. Was there not
therefore a "different context?"
Efrat asked.
NO, Begin replied. The context
was west Beirut. The same con-
sideration applied on Sept. 16 as
on June 15: To avoid loss of Is-
raeli lives in the fight against the
PLO esconced in the west Beirut
camps. Even in September, at the
time of the IDF and Phalangist
operation after the evacuation
of the bulk of PLO forces from
west Beirut there were still
some 2,000 armed terrorists in
the Sabra, Shatila and Fakahani
refugee camps, Begin said, and
they had to be outsted and dis-
The Premier recalled that
Deputy Premier David Levy had
expressed "very serious fears" of
Phalangist violence at the Sep-
tember 16 Cabinet meeting. But,
Begin noted, neither Levy nor
anyone else proposed that Levy's
remarks be the subject of a Cabi-
net debate or vote, or that the
Continued from Page 1-
could be a settlement by early
next year.
Friej played down Hussein's
reported comment last month
that he would never negotiate
with the Begin government, not-
ing that the Jordanian ruler had
made no such statement in his in-
terview with the BBC in London
last Thursday.
The Jordanian monarch, in an
interview with the BBC, said that
PLO recognition of Israel "would
remove an obstacle in the way of
having all the doors open to us -
and I'm not talking just about
Israel but the United States,
too." The U.S. has repeatedly
said it will not talk with the PLO
until that organization recognizes
Israel's right to exist and accepts
United Nations Security Council
Resolutions 242 and 338.
Freij, in referring to the BBC
interview, told The Jerusalem
Post that the Jordanian-PLO
rapprochement indicated that
things were "moving in the right
HE SAID that Hussein was
focussing on President Reagan's
Middle East peace proposals,
noting that the Jordanian
monarch is scheduled to visit
Washington later this month. He
confirmed reports that a
prominent West Banker, Bassam
Kanaan of Nablus, has been in
separate contacts with /Labor
Party chairman Shimon Peres
and King Hussein.
This was reported by Israel
television last Thursday night.
Kanaan reportedly was told by
Hussein that while the Allon plan
was unacceptable, Jordan would
be prepared to negotiate security
arrangements with Israel along
the Jordan River.
This was reported by Israel
television last Thursday night.
Kanaan reportedly was told by
Hussein that while the Allon plan
was unacceptable, Jordan would
be prepared to negotiate security
arrangements with Israel along
the Jordan River.
The Allon plan, proposed years
ago by the. late Laborite Foreign
Minister Yigal Allon, called for a
string of Israeli security settle-
ments along the river while the
heavily Arab-populated West
Bank hinterland would revert to
Arab control.
According to the TV report,
Hussein, despite his reservations,
urged Kanaan to continue his
contacts with the Laborities. Gad
Yaacobi a former Cabinet
minister in Labor-led govern-
ments, said Hussein's remarks
were positive but still fell short of
an expression of readiness by
Jordan and the West Bank and
Gaza Palestinians to negotiate
with Israel.
HE SAID a Labor government
would be prepared to negotiate
on the basis of two states
Israel and Jordan but not on
the basis of three Israel,
Jordan and a Palestinian state
between them. He said there was
no basis for negotiations between
Israel and the PLO even if the
latter renounced terrorism.
Speaking for the government,
Deputy Agriculture Minister,
Michael Dekel, contended that
Hussein and the PLO were still
plotting the destruction of Israel
in stages. Hussein was urging the
PLO to recognize Israel in its
1948 boundaries, not in defensi-
ble boundaries, Dekel claimed.
Realtor's Prejudice to Be Tested
"No, he (Sharon)
Continued from Page 4
ADL complaint is through the
state Attorney General. Hender-
son said the VREC does not have
jurisdiction over constitutional
latest action by the VREC
amounts to a finding that there is
a violation of the state's fair
housing law. He added that the
Attorney General may now seek
an injunction in the state circuit
court in the Richmond area.
Olshansky also reported that
the case, which had been in
HUD's fair housing enforcement
division since September, was
sent Friday to the HUD Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Enforce-
ment and Compliance, with the
recommendation that it be trans-
mitted to the office of HUD Gen-
eral Counsel for referral to the
federal Department of Justice.
Olshansky told the JTA that
such action could be expected in
about a week.
Olshansky said the case also
involved letters from Lotz to
local clergy, asking their support
for his use of Christian references
in his real estate advertising. He
described the letters as "blatant
ly anti-Semitic." Asked his
reasons for that description, Ols-
hansky told the JTA that, in the
letters, Lotz equated Judaism
with Communism and charged
that "the Jews" were involved in
some sort of conspiracy against
spite the federal court ruling re-
jecting his request for an injunc-
tion, Lotz notified housing au-
thorities that he was "commit-
ted" to continue to use Christian
symbols and other forms of re-
ligious advertising in the conduct
of his real estate business.
Asked what the ADL would do
if it lost its fight in the legal
arena to force Lotz to halt such
advertising, Olshansky told the
JTA that ADL will not drop the
fight but will consider what
further legal steps it might take.
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The Jewish Floridian of South County
Friday, November 19, 1982
Balfour Declaration Party Stunned
The anniversary of the Bal-
four Declaration usually
on occasion for warm frat-
ernization by Britain and
Israel, was marked here
, by a scalding Is-
rael riposte to the way
Britain has treated Israel
over recent events in Leba-
A distinguished audience, in-
cluding several former British
Ambassadors and colonial offi-
cials, sat in stunned silence while
David Kimche, the British-born
director general of the Foreign
Ministry ol Israel, described a
lorgotten series of anti-Jewish
alien Hies which had been carried
out 40 years ago in Arab coun-
tries ruled by Britain and in some
of which British forces had taken
KIMCHE. addressing the
Hoyal Institute of International
Affairs, made onlv a passing ref-
erence- to Lord Balfoui s famous
promise in 1917 of a Jewish na-
tional home in 1'alestine. Instead,
he concentrated on Britain's
subsequent colonial presence in
the Middle East to highlight the
"double standards" which a post-
colonial Britain and its media
were applying to the State of Is-
While emphasizing Israel's
horror over the Beirut refugee
camps massacres and her com-
mission of inquiry into them, he
noted that no such inquiries had
been made, and there had been no
wave of outrage, when Jews had
been massacred four decades
earlier in British-ruled Arab
The impact of his remarks was
reinforced by the scholarly and
mild manner in which they were
delivered Kimche is co-author
of one of the best accounts of the
1948 Israeli War of Indepen-
dence. His older brother. Jon
Kimche. former editor of the
London Jewish Observer and
Middle East Review, was in the
audience, which also included Sir
Harold Beeley. former British
Ambassador to Egypt and one-
time adviser to Foreign Secretary
Ernest Bevin. as well as Lord
Marcus Sieff. present head of
Anglo-Jewry's leading Zionist
KIMCHE subsequently went
on to justify Israel's operations
in Lebanon saying that by
restoring that country's sover-
eignty and breaking the military
power of the Palestine Liberation
Organization, Israel had
strengthened the prospects of a
Middle East settlement.
Reaffirming Israel's commit-
ment to peace, he said the only
condition was that the next stage
of talks should be within the
framework of the Camp David
accords, and that Urael would
welcome the inclusion of the Jor-
danians within the framework.
"Once the negotiations for the
withdrawal of foreign troops from
Lebanon come to an end, the test
will come for the future of the
peace process. We shall call for a
resumption of the autonomy
talks, we shall extend a hand to
Jordan to join them with no pre-
conditions," he said.
THE WARM applause which
greeted the end of this tense and
uncomfortable lecture seemed to
signify not merely the presence of
several sympathetic Jewish
listeners but that the speaker had
scored an important point with
the audience as a whole.
Kimche prefaced his reminders
about some British moments in
the Middle East by deploring
"the cascade of venom" which
had been directed towards Israel
after the Sabra and Shatila
camps massacres, regardless of
Israel's own horror of them and
the judicial inquiry which she es-
tablished. He then went on:
"Let me recall to you some
comparatively recent incidents
which were received not only
without such feelings of outrage
(in Britain! but were not consid-
ered to be worthy (except in one
easel of even a cursory investiga-
tion while the press barely noted
them ..."
THE FIRST example, he said,
"deals with the British army in
Iraq. In 1941, two British
columns advanced on Baghdad
from the south and from the
north. They entered Basra on
May 14 when Arab youths and
members of the Gurkha regime
embarked on a two-day rampage
of looting and sacking Jewish
shops and homes. Five days
later, Assyrian Christian Levies
attached to the British force did
likewise in Falluja.
"Meanwhile, the northern force
under General Clark had reached
the outskirts of Baghdad. The
pro-German regent fled, and an
armistice was concluded with the
Iraqi mayor of the city. The
regent returned on June 1. and
the British force remained en-
camped on the outskirts despite
warnings of troubles about to
"Geoffrey Warner, the most
recent historian of that cam-
paign, noted that instructions
from the Foreign Office had
halted the troops on the outskirts
while Iraqi troops and police
helped in the three-day massacre
which left some 500 Jewish men,
women and children dead, over a
thousand injured and some 1,300
Jewish shops and homes ran-
sacked and destroyed.
"THE KILLING was going on
within earshot of the British. We
have evidence that the Oriental
secretary at the Embassy begged
the Ambassador to intervene, but
he refused. Indeed, the full facts
were not reported by the British
Embassy to the Foreign Office
until seven weeks after the event.
There was no sense of outrage in
any non-Jewish quarter, and
there were no demands of an in-
quiry or for punishment of those
respc nsible.
"Tne pattern was repeated in
Aden in December, 1947, when
some 70 Jews were slaughtered
and their homes and shops
looted, Kimche continued. "A
one-man inquiry appointed by
the Colonial Office evinced the
somewhat embarrassing evidence
that local Levies attached to the
British forces had directed their
fire almost exclusively on the
Jews who were under attack.
"Needless to say. no one sug-
gested that any responsibility
rested with any British official,
let alone the Labor government
which was the ultimate authority
that had sanctioned the use of the
Levies. The matter was hardly
reported, and there was no sign of
more than formalized distress
that Jews should have allowed
themselves to be killed."
said, a similar attack had taken
place two years previously, in
November, 1945, in Trinolitania
wructi was under British military
"For four days from Nov^
to 8 Arab mobs, often assisted
by local police and unhampered
by British troops, rampaged
through the streets of the Tripoli
ghetto and in many smaller
cities, killing, burning Jews alive
in the streets, looting and smash-
ing homeaJ' Kimche related.
"One hundfed) and thirty Jews
were know A? to be killed, many
more died unrecorded; many
hundreds were injured and
The head of the British mili-
tary administration was in
London at the time, Kimche said.
"His deputy explained that he
had no instruction from British
military headquarters in Cairo for(
the army to intervene. When they
did after three days of rioting, it
took only a few hours for a few
British trucks to halt them. But
after it was all over, there was no
inquiry, hardly any reporting, no
questions of responsibility. There
was no compensation for the
ruined community, and the pro-
mised small loans for shopkeep-
ers never materialized."
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