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'Frank, Correct' Soviet-Israel Talks End in Helsinki After 90 Minutes
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Israeli-
Soviet talks wound up in one short
90-minute session in Helsinki, the Finnish
capital, Monday. Neither side would say
that the talks had broken down, and
political sources steered away from any
negative description of the meeting.
Israeli delegation spokesman Ehud Gol
indicated that the brief session was in-
evitable as the Soviet side had an ex-
tremely narrow mandate to state the
Soviet case, listen to the Israelis and then
report back to Moscow.
to emphasize that the talks had not
broken down. The very fact of the direct
meeting between official Soviet and
Israeli diplomats was important, they
stressed. The Israeli delegation said they
had anticipated the talks would not last
longer than "one or two days."
In telephone interviews from Helsinki
with the prestigious New Evening news;A
an interview television program operated
by educational television, and the radio
Continued on Page 3
U.S. Official
Sees Israel,
Egypt Summit
A mother mourns her child at the funeral of
the 10 victims of a road crash on the
Ta'anachim road between Afula and Jenin.
Nine of the victims were 15-17-year-olds from
Kibbutz Heftziba. The 10th was the driver of
the van in which they were traveling, who was
bringing the children back from summer
If There Is A Summit
Reagan Will Raise Soviet Jewry Issue
Vice President George
Bush has assured American
Jewish leaders that if Presi-
dent Reagan meets with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev this year he will
raise the issue of Soviet
"This matter will be raised,
with specifics attached, when the
President meets, as I think he
will, with Gorbachev," Bush was
quoted as saying by Morris
Abram, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations.
Abram spoke to reporters short-
ly after Bush met with the
Presidents Conference at the Old
Executive Office Building to
describe his recent 10-day visit to
the Middle East and answer ques-
tions from some of the nearly 100
leaders present, representing 54
Jewish organizations.
IN ADDITION to the pledge on
Soviet Jewry, Abram said those
present were especially "pleased
with his (Bush's) firm and em-
phatic and unequivocal rejection
of the idea of an independent
Palestinian state."
While this was a restatement of
Administration policy, "it was
particularly gratifying to hear it
from the Vice President after a
trip to the area in which he met
with the leaders of two Arab
states," King Hussein of Jordan
and Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak, Abram said. Bush also
met with Israeli Premier Shimon
A Reagan-Gorbachev summit by
the end of the year is becoming
more likely. Reagan in his
nationally-televised press con-
ference from Chicago last Tues-
day night, said, "Yes, I am op-
timistic," when asked about pro-
spects for a summit.
ABRAM SAID that Bush is
"absolutely aware. that there
has been no improvement (for
Soviet Jews), in fact a worsening
of conditions, under Mikhail Gor-
bachev." Bush "recognizes as
Continued on Page 11
A senior State Depart-
ment official predicted
Thursday (Aug. 14) that
there will be a summit
meeting between Israeli
Premier Shimon Peres and
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak once the agree-
ment for arbitrating the
Taba dispute is signed.
Richard Murphy, Assistant
Secretary of State for Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs,
also said he expected the signing
to lead to the "immediate return"
of the Egyptian Ambassador to
made to the House Foreign Af-
fairs Committee's Subcommittee
on Europe and the Middle East as
he described the results of Vice
President George Bush's recent
10-day trip to Israel, Jordan and
Egypt. Murphy, who accompanied
Bush, remained for another week
Continued on Page 2
Moshe Nissim
Cabinet Agrees To Trim
Budget, Reform Taxes
The Cabinet agreed at its
second lengthy session Sun-
day to cut the $19.1 billion
state budget by about $200
million, excluding the
military budget. The
defense budget is to be
discussed further by
Premier Shimon Peres,
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin and Finance Minister
Moshe Nissim.
The agreed cut was con-
siderably less than Nissim had
hoped to force through the
Cabinet, but he later said the ac-
tual cut gave hope for continued
economic stability. The Central
Bureau of Statistics announced
last Friday that the Consumer
Price Index had remained un-
Continued on Page 10-
Review Promised
In Canada's Decision Not To Prosecute Teacher
Brunswick (JTA ) In a
dramatic turnaround last
week, New Brunswick
Attorney-General David
Clark announced he would
review his decision not to
prosecute school teacher
Malcolm Ross of Moncton
for allegedly promoting
hatred against Jews because
a book by Ross that was said
to be unavailable was found
on local library shelves.
The previous week, Clark an-
nounced New Brunswick would
not institute charges against
Ross, based on the results of a
13-month police investigation.
Clark ruled that Ross could not
be charged with wilfully pro-
moting hatred against Jews under
section 281.2(2) of the Criminal
Code because two of his books did
not fall under the definition of
hate literature, while the third,
"Web of Deceit," probably lid,
but was "unavailable to the
public," having been out of print
for five years.
ONLY A FEW days after the
announcement, several journalists
in New Brunswick were able to
get copies of "Web of Deceit"
from local libraries, forcing red-
faced justice officials to recon-
sider their decision.
The 106-page book, it seems,
was easily available from libraries
in Moncton, Fredericton, Saint
John and the University of New
Continued on Page 8

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 22, 1986
ABA Convention
Stops Break With Soviet Lawyers
forts to break off an agreement
between the American Bar
Association (ABA) and a
government-guided Soviet
lawyers group were defeated
Tuesday (Aug. 12) at an ABA con-
vention here. This followed a
vigorous debate in which the
Soviet organization was denounc-
ed by supporters and opponents of
the agreement alike for fostering
anti-Semitism and human rights
The cooperation agreement bet-
ween the ABA and the Associa-
tion of Soviet Lawyers (ASL) had
been strongly criticised by ABA
members and Jewish organiza-
tions because of the Soviet
group's reputation as a propagan-
da tool of the Kremlin. The ASL
has been involved most notably in
the publication of anti-Zionist and
anti-Semitic writings
THE ASL recently published,
together with the Anti-Zionist
Committee of the Soviet Public.
The White Book, which bitterly
denounces Soviet Jews who seek
to emigrate.
Delegates to the convention
defeated a resolution to abrogate
the accord in a voice vote after the
ABA's policy-setting body, the
House of Delegates, had recom-
mended that the agreement be
Cabinet Approves Draft Agreement
Of Taba Dispute Settlement
The Inner Cabinet's ap-
proval of a draft agreement
with Egypt has increased
prospects that a summit
meeting will take place soon
between Israeli Premier
Shimon Peres and Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak.
The Inner Cabinet voted 8-2 to
accept an agreement hammered
out over several months by
delegations from the two coun-
tries. It would send the dispute
between the two nations over
ownership of Taba. a 25-acre strip
of Sinai beachfront, to interna-
tional arbitration.
AT THE END of an eight hour
Inner Cabinet session. Peres
telephoned Mubarak to inform
him of the approval. "We shall see
you soon." be said. Mubarak was
reported to respond. "Inshallah"
(God Willing).
According to Arab press
reports, Egypt already has
designated Izzat Abdul Latif,
former Ambassador to Sudan, as
its new envoy to Td Aviv in 1982
during Israel's war in Lebanon.
Peres told Mubarak during the
phone call that he. Peres, was in
the same room with Cabinet
Minister Ezer Weizman. Avraham
Tamir, director general of the
Prime Minister's Office who co-
headed the Taba negotiations; and
Mohammad Basyoum. the Egyp-
tian Charge d'Affaires.
Mubarak responded. "A good
collection of people.''He then ask
ed bow Weizman was. and Peres
replied. "He sits like s pilot seek-
ing the target." Peres sent s let-
ter to Mubarak last Thursday
summing up the status of the
issues between the two countries.
government crisis loomed over
the Inner Cabinet session
Wednesday, but eventually only
two Likud Ministers Ariel
Sharon and Moshe Arens voted
against the draft document, but
not because they objected to it in
Sharon wanted stronger linkage
to the normalization of relations
between the two countries. Arens
said the wording of the questions
posed to the arbitrators did not
give Israel a good prospect to win
the arbitration.
In Herzliyah. the legal and
military negotiating teams of the
Taba talks reached an agreement
on the procedure of preparing the
map of the area that will be at-
tached to the arbitration docu-
ment. The issue of the three inter-
national arbitrators was left open,
as the Egyptian delegation
returned home for the Id AJAdha
holiday. The talks were to resume
this week.
Mohammad Abu Ziad, the
Secretary of the Egyptian delega-
tion to the Herzliyah talks, died
early Thursday morning (Aug. 14)
at die Migdal Daniel Hotel of a
heart attack. He was 34 At-
tempts by a medical crew to
revive him failed. Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir sent a
cable of condolences Thursday to
the head of the Egyptian
U.S. Official Sees Summit
Between Egypt, Israel As Certain
Continaed from Page 1
in the Mideast to work with the
Israelis and Egyptians on the
Taba dispute.
He said he expected the agree-
ment on arbitration for the strip
of land on the Gulf of Aaaba to be
signed in about two or three
weeks. He noted that the Israeli
Inner Cabinet has approved the
agreement, and he said he expects
the Egyptian Cabinet to do so too
The two-to-three-week period is
needed for the two issues unsettl-
ed when Israel and Egypt agreed
on arbitration last Sunday. Mur-
phy said one was the selection of
three names from s list of 30 in-
ternational arbitrators supplied
by the United States, and the
other was the work on the ground
to stake out the disputed area.
EGYPT HAS maintained that
Israel should have included Taba
*hen the Sinai was returned by
Israel as part of the Egyptian-
Israeli peace agreement The area
is used by Israel as a resort.
Murphy said that the agreement
will aerve not only to bring back
Egypt's Ambassador to Israel,
removed after Israel's 1982 inva-
sion of Lebanon, but to improve
overall relations between the two
countries. He said that improving
the bilateral relations between the
two countries could "help spur ef-
forts" for the overall Mideast
peace process.
When Rep. Lee Hamilton (D.,
Ind.), the subcommittee's chair-
man, asked what was the next
step in the peace process. Murphy
indicated that the U.S. was con-
centrating on Egyptian-Israeli
relations. He noted that Bush's
trip was designed not only to
move the peace process forward
but to discuss bilateral issues with
the three countries involved.
The vote in the House of
delegates to maintain the accord
came after its proponents
acknowledged that the ASL had a
poor record on human rights.
"I don't think that any of us are
under any illusions about the
ASL." said Judge Frank Kauf-
man, a member of the steering
committee on ABA-Soviet rela-
tions, to the 433-member body.
"If there's anything in the world
that is close to or even maybe
worse than the Goebbels pro-
paganda ministry, it's the ASL."
But Kaufman maintained that
"if you're going to talk on an
organized basis with Soviet
lawyers, you're going to hsve to
talk with the ASL."
President William Falsgraf said it
would be "unthinkable" and
"morally reprehensible" for the
American lawyers organization to
' pass up the opportunity to bring
attention to human rights issues"
in talks, made possible by the
agreement, with "the top leader-
ship of the Soviet government."
The controversial agreement,
called a "Declaration of Coopera-
tion," was adopted by the ABA
Board of Governors two months
ago to replace a much criticized
accord concluded in May. 1985.
The new version includes
statements on the commitment of
both lawyers organizations to the
rule of law. The agreement pro-
vides exchanges of visits, joint
seminars, an exchange of publica-
tions and other cooperative
Morris Abram. a lawyer and
chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations, denounced
the earlier agreement in opening
remarks to the ABA convention
as "an exercise in unpardonable
naivete by ABA leaders."
BUT HE SAID the modified
version was "s somewhat better-
drafted declaration of coopera-
tion" than the original because it
"sets the rule of law, human
rights and the improvement of
justice and legal services high on
the agenda."
"We should not scrap this ad-
mittedly small advance without
putting it to the test," Abram told
the ABA delegates. He urged that
the agreement be used to raise
issues of human rights, including
Soviet Jewish emigration, with
But Patience Huntwork, a co-
sponsor of the defeated resolution
to abrogate the accord, said she
thought the modified version was
worse than the original, because it
states that the ASL is "pledged to
advance the rule of law in the
"Actually, the Declaration of
Cooperation is even more objec-
tionable than the original agree-
ment," Huntwork said. "It gives
the Soviets credit for laudatory
goals which in reality are not
observed within their legal
HUNTWORK referred
specifically to the "goals" section
of the Declaration, which at-
tributes to the Soviets, among
other things, the goals of pro-
moting human rights through law
and of assuring the highest stan-
dards of ethical conduct by Soviet
Huntwork's view was echoed by
Morey Schapira, president of the
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews,
who said the modified version is
"lacking substance and serves on-
ly the interest" of the ASL. But
Huntwork said she was satisfied
that her efforts helped to sensitize
the ABA to Soviet violstions of
human rights.
One of the small clay figurines found at an Edomite shrine at Qit-
mil in the Negev Desert. The shrine provides evidence to support
Biblical references to the Edomite conquest of parts ofJudah in
the 6th Century BCE.
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Friday, August 22, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
'Frank, Correct' Soviet-Israel Talks End in Helsinki After 90 Minutes
Continued from Page 1
station of the Israel Defense Force, and
later with Israel Radio, Gol said that the
meeting had been "frank and correct...
held in a pleasant atmosphere." The con-
versation was carried out in English.
"At the request of the Finns, we set
aside two days for the talks. But there
was no agenda, and we did not know how
long the talks would last," he said.
GOL SAID the Soviet delegation outlin-
ed its three points dealing with the pro-
posed dispatch of a Soviet delegation to
Jerusalem to discuss Russian property
matters, and the Israelis had read out
their verbal statement stressing the right
of Russian Jews to emigrate to Israel to
join their families and the freeing of
Jewish Prisoners of Zion, and outlining
the Israeli view on the Middle East in
"The Russians wrote down every word.
We then handed them the written text of
our verbal statement," Gol said.
Future contacts will be maintained
through the regular diplomatic channels,
with the Dutch and Finnish Embassies
representing the two sides. The
Netherlands represents Israel in Moscow,
and the Finnish Embassy in Tel Aviv has
a Soviet interest section which handles
USSR affairs in Israel.
The continued contacts are expected to
focus on a request by the Soviets to send a
delegation to Israel to deal with consular
matters. Israel has insisted that an Israeli
delegation be received in Moscow at the
same time. The Helsinki delegates have
not yet responded to that demand.
Tim Book Rapped
Wiesenthal Center Protests Anti-Semitic Literature in Arab World
The Simon Wiesenthal
Center has lodged protests
both in the U.S. and abroad
against the recent
reemergence and prolifera-
tion of anti-Semitic
literature in the Arab world.
Rabbi Marvin Hier and Rabbi
Abraham Cooper, the Center's
dean and associate dean, respec-
tively, met Vice President George
Bush last week to document this
trend for Bush upon his return
from the Middle East.
Hier said they showed Bush a
particularly disturbing publication
by the Syrian Defense Minister
Mustafa Tlas, "The Matzah of
Zion," a revival of the traditional
anti-Semitic blood libel. The cover
of Tlas's book depicts two Jewish
caricatures with large noses and
beards, and one of them holding a
knife cutting off the head of a non-
Jew into a bowl.
HIER SAID Bush called the
book "outrageous and repugnant"
and after examining the cover,
hurled the book across the room.
The Wiesenthal Center
discovered "The Matzah of Zion"
about seven weeks ago and
translated it into English. They
sent a copy of the book and
English excerpts to Secretary of
State George Shultz and also
delivered a copy to Bush at the
Shultz, in a letter, told Hier he
Canada's Aryan Church Leader
Will Set Up Camp in Alberta
TORONTO (JTA) Terry Long, the 40-year-old self-
styled leader of the Canadian section of the Church of the
Aryan Nation, has announced that he will set up a camp in
the province of Alberta.
Scheduled for completion this fall on his family's land 120
miles northwest of Calgary, the camp will have a
bunkhouse for 20 people. It will train the campers in the
"church's" philosophy, said Long, who calls himself
Canada's High Aryan Warrior Priest.
CHURCH LEADERS in Calgary say they will fight
Long's planned compound. The local Jewish community
will not attempt to stop the camp's establishment, said
Judith Goldsand, president of the Jewish Federation of Ed-
monton, Alberta. But Alberta must "show these people
they're unwelcome here," she said in an interview.
On Sept. 2 Vote
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would forward the book to the
U.S. Consulate in Damascus with
instructions to investigate this
Hier said the book shatters the
Syrian facade of an official policy
of anti-Zionism rather than anti-
Semitism. Hier noted that Tlas is
in the mainstream, not the fringe
of the Syrian political hierarchy.
"Mustafa Tlas is the second or
third most important person in
Syria," Hier said. "He is at the
pinnacle of power and has a
regular dialogue with Western of-
ficials," he said.
TLAS IS A self-proclaimed poet
who has published 34 books to
date. To become Syrian Minister
of Defense, Tlas reportedly bested
Syrian President Assad's brother
Rifat for the key political position.
Tlas, in remarks published last
Wednesday (Aug. 13), said U.S.
officials have become hostage to
Israel, and force remains the only
Arab option to resolve the Middle
East conflict.
Tlas also said Syria rejected
Bush's request to visit Syria to
discuss issues of terrorism on his
recent trip to the Middle East.
Syria replied that it had nothing
to do with terrorism and thus
nothing to talk about with Bush on
this topic.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 22, 1986
At Helsinki: No Need
For Disappointment
An Analysis on our Op-Ed page this week
dealing with the meeting between Soviet
and Israeli officials in Helsinki suggests that
there is no need to be disappointedabout the
outcome. The analysis, written before the
meeting, which took place on Monday and
lasted a bare hour and a half, in essence
predicts that the event itself, regardless of
the outcome, was both historic and filled
with promise.
Wt agree. The parallel can be drawn bet-
ween the Peres-Hassan meeting in Morocco
in Julv. which also ended without anv visible
movement but is in retrospect filled with im-
portant meaning and that, under all adverse
circumstances to the contrary, it occurred.
There were no positive steps, let alone
promises, extracted by King Hassan from
Prime Minister Peres about the agenda that
the King set forth: Israeli support for an in-
dependent Palestinian state and withdrawal
to the pre-1967 borders among the agenda
items. In advance. Hassan must have known
that Peres could not agree.
Unacceptable Agendas
Similarly at Helsinki, both skies must
surely have understood in advance that the
curt agendas that would be proposed by
their opposites were essentially trivial in
terms of the larger issues involved:
The Soviet presentation of its main con-
cern real estate it owns, especially involv-
ing the Russian Orthodox Church, and how
to send a Soviet delegation to Israel to see to
these matters held in abevance since
Moscow broke diplomatic relations with
Israel following the Six-Dav War in June.
The Israeli presentation of its own main
concern the right of Russian Jews to
emigrate to Israel to join their families and.
especially, the release from Soviet in-
carceration of Prisoners of Conscience so
that they. too. might emigrate.
Not only did both sides know in advance
that these agendas were hardly at the core
of the larger Middle East peace coosidera-
tioos involved. Both also knew that neither
of their agendas would be acceptable to the
Posturing of Diplomacy
But the point is that the meeting took
place nevertheless and thai there is
therefore every proc^e :f future contacts
if only because the Soviet! want to Ntarn
the Middle East as a power broker along
with the United States in future determina-
tion of the peace between Israel and at least
some of the moderate Arab nations.
A food part of ciipiomacy. after a^
public posturing. And pohhc posturing is
precisely what occurred in Helsinki in ar. at-
mosphere that both sides insist was both
'frank and correct." For starters, that
us to have been good enough.
One Mate Checked
Israel Excluded from Chess Olympiad
The Chess Federation of
Canada and the Simon
Wiesenthal Center in
Toronto have protested
Israel's exclusion from the
1986 International Chess
Olympiad, to be held this fall
in" the United Arab
Both have sent telegrams to the
president of the world governing
body of chess, the Switzerland-
based Federation Internationale
des Echecs (F1DE>. protesting
Israel's barring from the Olym-
piad, which will take place Nov. 16
to Dec. 3 in Dubai. United Arab
Emirates (VAEi.
Dubai announced earlier this
year that Israel. which has usually
supplied some of the better chess
players in the competition, would
not be allowed to attend the Olym-
piad, too late for FIDE to take the
games away from the UAE.
President Florencio Cam-
potnanes. the Wiesenthal Center
said "such a decision constitutes
nothing less than a scandal and a
black mark on the International
Chess Federation, which should
stand above and apart from
The Center said FIDE must
have known Dubai's policy on
Israel when the Persian Gulf state
was awarded the Olympiad. The
Wiesenthal Center also called on
the Canadian chess team to
boycott the Olympiad "to help
reverse this racist and purely
political initiative."
But Chess Federation of
Canada President Peter
Stockhausen says the Canadian
contingent of five players and one
captain would not withdraw from
the competition.
Stockhausen said in an inter-
view he does not believe boycot-
ting the Olympiad would help. But
at its annual meeting in Winnipeg
last month, the Federation sent
its own protest to FIDE, remin-
ding Campomanes that any coun-
try hosting the games cannot ex-
clude another country of good
standing, whatever the reason.
"IT'S A VERY unfortunate in-
cident. Obviously, it dragged on
behind the scene," said
Stockhausen. "I would think that
the UAE made a commitment
that everybody could attend.
What pressure they faced and
from whom remains a question."
The chess Olympiad is held
every two years, he added, with
every other competition held in
Greece. In 1972, Israel hosted the
games and much of the Eastern
European bloc stayed away. "It
doesn't make any sense,"
Stockhausen said. "If they didn't
want any Jewish players there,
they shouldn't have the Soviet
Union. Half their players are
He said two resolutions were
passed at the annual meeting:
one, to send a protest to FIDE for
"breaching its own rules," and
two, to reconsider Canada's
future participation in the Olym-
piad if FIDE continues to allow
the rules to be broken.
Stockhausen said, will press
Canada's representative to FIDE,
J.G. Prentice, to make a last-ditch
effort at persuading Dubai to in-
clude Israel.
Israeli's Consul-General in
Toronto, Gideon Saguy, said he
heard that several foreign chess
federations are pressing FIDE
either to include Israel or change
the Olympiad's venue. Saguy said
the Scandinavian and Dutch
teams in particular have stated
that if Israel is excluded, they
would boycott the competition.
UCSJ to AbaRevised Declatation Still Unacceptable
The Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews (UCSJ) has issued a
statement today asserting that
the revised "Declaration of
Cooperation" between the
American Bar Association and the
Association of Soviet Lawyers
(ASL) is "lacking substance and
serves only the interests of the
Association of Soviet Lawyers."
The UCSJ response followed on
the ABA announcement of revi-
sions in a cooperative agreement
with the Soviet group. The initial
agreemend had come under
strong criticism from Soviet
Jewry groups, members of Con-
gress, and members of the ABA
itself, because of the activities of
A resohmon to abrogate the
agreement between the ABA and
the ASL was discussed at the
.ABA's Annual Meeting, held in
New York recently.
The ASL is a political arm of the
Soviet government, according to
die UCSJ which said that ASL
members include only a very
select group of lawyers chosen
through Communist Party chan-
nels. The ASL is the most promi-
nent official sponsor and publisher
of anti-Semitic material in the
USSR," the UCSJ stated.
The UCSJ feels that the "sole
interest of the ASL in seeking an
agreement with the ABA has been
to gain recognition and stature in
the international legal communi-
ty. It deserves neither."
Morey Schapira, National Presi-
dent of the UCSJ. stated, "All too
often the free world has witnessed
and painfully learned that the
Soviet government rarely lives up
to its promises and commitments
in the area of human rights." He
went on to say, "when you see
monthly emigration figures as low
as 29 and 31 over the past year,
you begin to wonder what actually
the Soviets mean when they are in
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25 Years Later,
The Berlin Wall
Still Shameful
Friday, August 22, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
On August 13, 1961, West
Berlin became an island of
democracy 100 miles behind the
Iron Curtain. In the early hours of
that day 25 years ago, thousands
of East German troops were
ordered to take up positions along
the line dividing the eastern and
western sectors of Berlin. Backed
by Soviet tanks, the soldiers
quickly sealed off the American,
British and French-controlled half
of the city with bales of barbed
wire. By the time most Berliners
awoke, the Berlin Wall was
already in place.
Twenty-five years later, the
Berlin Wall stands as a symbol of
a divided Europe, a divided Ger-
many, and of the tyranny of the
regimes behind the Iron Curtain.
It is the first time in history that a
wall was constructed not to keep
invaders out, but to keep a coun-
try's own people in.
ALTHOUGH THE communist
government had closed the border
between East and West Germany
with fences, walls and mines
beginning in the early 1950's,
Berlin remained an escape hatch
for hundreds of thousands of East
Germans seeking freedom in the
"They're voting with their
feet," remarked British Prime
Minister Macmillan of the
refugees, as many as 1,000 per
day, who poured through Berlin.
With the flight of many of its skill-
ed workers, educators,
bureaucrats and soldiers, and the
devastating impact on its
economy, the East German
government was driven to close
the last gap in the barricades.
Prior to construction of the
Berlin Wall in 1961, 2.6 million
people were able to flee to West
Germany. The Wall slowed the
flow considerably, with approx-
imately 200,000 East Germans
reaching the West from 1961 to
Some 39,000 of these refugees
managed to escape through the
Berlin Wall among them more
than 500 border guards. The Wall
itself has become, through the
by East Berlin, with a death strip which is
brightly illuminated at night, divides the old
German capital into two halves. (Photo: In-
years, virtually impenetrable a
maze of bunkers, doglines, 300
watch towers, and a 10-foot-high
concrete barrier. The stories of
heroic flights to freedom
through tunnels, across high-
wires, in hijacked boats and
locomotives, leaping from win-
dows and speeding subway trains
have often made headlines.
BUT AT THE same time, as
many as 75 defectors have died,
shot by East German border
guards during escape attempts,
and at least 3,000 arrests have
been observed from the Western
side of the Wall.
Although more recent
developments have helped to ease
Continued on Page 6
At Helsinki
The Meaning of the Limited Agendas of Israel and the Soviets
The possibility of the
renewal of the diplomatic
relations between the Soviet
Union and Israel, which
Moscow broke off in the
wake of the Six-Day War of
1967, has figured periodical-
ly in the Israeli press. The
last such spate of media con-
jectures followed the barely-
veiled meetings in July,
1985 between the Soviet
Ambassador to Paris, Yuli
Vorontsev, and his Israeli
counterpart, Ovadia Sofer.
At that time, it was reported
that Vorontsev has admitted that
the severing of relations had been
a bad mistake on the part of
Moscow and that it had been a
poorly-calculated, emotional deci-
sion which had proved harmful to
Soviet interests. But, he added, it
would be difficult for the Soviet
Union to undo that mistake and
renew relations in the absence of
Israeli government officials were to meet with their Soviet
equivalents this week on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 19 and
20) in Helsinki to consider establishing lower-level diplomatic
relations as the first step toward redressing the Soviet break with
Israel following the Six-Day War of June, 1967. In this article,
the Israel Office of the American Jewish Committee considers the
implications of these talks as viewed by journalists in the Israeli
new developments that could
justify such a dramatic step.
ON APRIL 11 of this year,
Moscow informed the Embassy of
Finland in Tel Aviv, which has
represented Soviet interests in
Israel since 1967, that it wished to
send a delegation to Israel to in-
spect a number of matters: the
treatment of holders of Soviet
passports in Israel, estimated to
be about 200; the condition of
Soviet real estate holdings in
Israel; and the functioning of the
Soviet-interests section in the Fin-
nish Embassy in Tel Aviv.
FOLLOWING a number of ad-
ditional overtures of this sort, the
Israeli Government informed the
Finns that before Jerusalem
would respond to the request, it
desired a meeting between Israeli
and Soviet representatives out-
side Israel to study the Soviet's in-
tentions. In these contacts the
possibility of reopening the Soviet
consulate in Tel Aviv and the
Israeli consulate in Moscow was
Now, an official Soviet
spokesman has announced that
meetings between Soviet and
Israeli delegations to consider
these various questions would be
held in Helsinki this week (Aug.
19 and 20). Yehuda Horam, direc-
tor of the Israeli Foreign
Ministry's Department of Eastern
European Affairs, is slated to
head an Israeli delegation who
will meet with the deputy director
of the Soviet Foreign Ministry's
Department of Middle East
In a parallel development, it was
announced by Israeli diplomats in
Bonn, West Germany that an
Israeli delegation was to leave for
Warsaw, Poland last week to
prepare the ground for opening an
Israeli consulate in Warsaw later
this fall, parallel to the establish-
ment of a Polish consulate in Tel
Aviv. (Poland had also severed its
Continued on Page 6-A
20,000 Jam Dizengqff Square For
Triumphant Dedication of Agam Work
Israeli sculptor
Dizengoff Square.
Ya'akov Agam's latest triumph, "Fire and Water," in Tel Aviv's
By LAURENCE AGRON by Paris-based Israeli
Tel Aviv's Dizengoff sculptor Ya'acov Agam. A
Square was recently the high-spirited crowd of over
scene of the latest triumph 20,000 jammed the square
on a sultry July 15 evening
for the dedication of this
unique kinetic sculpture.
The work is entitled "Fire and
Water" because it systematically
combines these (and other)
elements. According to Agam, the
fountain symbolizes the eternal
aspects of artistic movement,
combining science, art, and
technology. As water flows into
the fountain, horizontal, rotating
wheels alternate the colors from
blue to purple, and then from red
to yellow. All the while music,
either classical or popular, is
PERIODICALLY, a burst of
fire shoots from the top. Agam
likens the fire to an expression of
the eternal qualities of Judaism,
encompassing its period of crea-
tion, and the dynamic forces of its
changing, non-static nature. Not
known for an excess of modesty,
Agam calls it "an artistic
breakthrough which will make
history from an artistic point
of view, it's a miracle."
The sculpture, in fact, is
operated through a computer
mechanism in an underground
chamber. Instructions are sent to
it to enable the synchronization of
the water, the varying display of
colors, the eruption of fire, and
the playing of different musical
Although "Fire and Water" will
operate only four hours daily, it is
certain to command attention,
even from a considerable distance.
It weighs 6 tons and is three and
one-half meters high, with a
6-meter diameter. It cost
$600,000 to construct, and annual
maintenance fees will run in ex-
cess of $15,000. Agam was asked
by the City of Tel Aviv 12 years
ago to plan a sculpture for
Dizengoff Square, but his original
proposal was rejected as too
This time, however, Agam scal-
ed down his plans and $300,000
was donated by German-Jewish
businessman Josef Buchmann, a
long-time supporter of Israel. The
balance of the funding came from
THE WORK has generated a
great deal of controversy. Dr.
Moshe Becker, a senior resear-
cher of transportation at Israel's
Continued on Page 11

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 22, 1986
At Helsinki
What Soviet-Israel Talks Mean
Continued from Page 5
relations with Israel, as had the
other Communist block countries
with the exception of Rumania, in
the wake of Moscow's break in
Israeli observers are certain
that the thaw in relations with
Poland is undoubtedly part of a
broader orchestrated Soviet
policy towards Israel begun after
the advent to power in Moscow of
Mikhail Gorbachev.
YOSEF HARISH writes in
Ma'ariv (Aug. 8): "It is clear that
this is a preliminary step in the
direction of the restoration of
diplomatic relations with Israel.
This is a subject that was not only
discussed in chance meetings in
the recent past but is something
that was decided on in principle at
the last meeting of the Soviet
Communist Party with the par-
ticipation of Gorbachev ...
"With Andrei Gromyko's giving
up of the reins of Soviet foreign
policy there have been growing
signs of the development of a new,
more realistic Soviet approach to
various aspects of our region: the
real substance of what is called
'the Arab world'; Israel's status;
and her specific weight in the
strategic and diplomatic spheres.
(Gorbachev's new principal
foreign policy adviser, former
Ambassador to Washington
Anatoly Dobrynin, is known to be
especially impressed with Israel's
influence in the American
"Last year's meeting between
Vorontsev and Sofer was one of
the more dramatic aspects of this
change .. One of the primary
messages the Soviet ambassador
wished to pass on to Israel at that
time was that Gorbachev's rise to
power constituted an opportunity
that should not be missed. He and
the people around him wanted to
renew relations with Israel, not
the least because without Israel's
approval, Moscow would continue
to be denied entry into any inter-
national conference on a settle-
ment of the Arab-Israeli conflict,
and the entire diplomatic process
would remain exclusively in
Washington's hands."
writes in Ha'aretz (Aug. 8):
"There can be little doubt as to
Mr. Gorbachev's main goal: he is
Berlin Wall
Continued from Page 5
tensions in Berlin, allowing
greater freedom of movement for
people and goods, the city's future
remains tied to the larger ques-
tion of German reunification.
Despite the inhumanity of the
Wall, the Germans living in the
West can never forget that Ger-
mans live on the other side of the
Wall. too.
aspiring to reach an agreement
with the U.S. on strategic
weapons in order to forestall a
new arms race which would put an
end to the plans for the moder-
nization and improvement of the
Soviet economy. In order to get
through to Washington, Mr. Gor-
bachev has opened what could
legitimately be called a worldwide
diplomatic offensive. He is
whispering sweet nothings in the
ears of European leaders and is
smiling in the direction of China:
the boundaries along the Ob and
Ussuri rivers, around which war
nearly broke out between the
Soviet Union and China in 1969,
have suddenly become a subject
for negotiations and for rumored
Soviet concessions.
"It would seem that in the con-
text of this diplomatic offensive,
Mr. Gorbachev has also recalled
the open account with Israel.
(There are those who claim that
Anatoly Dobrynin, the former am-
bassador to Washington and Mr.
Gorbachev'8 current foreign
policy adviser, who is especially
sensitive to the ramifications of
the U.S.-Israel relationship, has
helped Gorbachev to recall that
account) That is the source of the
sudden smiles, slightly sour as
they may be as yet, in the direc-
tion of Israel.
"Israel academics, ministers
and officials dealing with Soviet
affairs have reacted, as far as we
can tell, with care and restraint
.. This took the form of Israel's
opposition to holding the first
meetings in Tel Aviv, as per the
Soviet request, and suggesting
Helsinki as an alternative. But
men of logic do not have a
monopoly on Israeli public opi-
nion. As soon as news of the
Soviet overtures became public,
demands were heard to make
agreement to further contacts
conditional on a change in Soviet
policy toward the refuseniks and
toward Soviet Jewry in general.
demands chose to ignore the risk
that such an Israeli condition
could put an end to the new con-
tacts altogether, and the fact that
improvements in the Soviet at-
titude to the question of Jewish
emigration never came in
response to Israeli initiatives, but
were a factor of the state of
U.S.-Soviet relations. For exam-
ple, Anatoly Sharansky, who is a
leading figure among those mak-
ing these demands, was freed
from jail thanks to American in-
volvement, and to Gorbachev's in-
terest in influencing Washington;
Israel had little to contribute
directly in that matter.
"It has been an iron rule of
Israeli diplomacy from its earliest
beginnings that the maintenance
of normal relations with all states
which desired them was an intrin-
sic good. A notable exception was
that of the establishment of rela-
tions between Israel and Ger-
many. But there is simply no room
to compare the country of Hitler
with that other country which did
more than most to annihilate the
Nazi beast. Let us not let our clear
views in this regard be clouded
and thereby let this opportunity,
which admittedly did not come
from Israel's initiative, slip
though our fingers."
Israel Eldad, another leading
figure among those demanding a
Soviet relaxation of its Jewish
emigration policy prior to the
reestablishment of Soviet-Israeli
relations, writes in Ha'aretz (Aug.
"UNDER NO circumstances
should we retreat by one whit
from our conditions on what is a
matter of life and death: the
rescue of today's martyrs, the
Prisoners of Zion in the Soviet
Union. Without obtaining Soviet
agreement to the emigration of
the 3,000 Soviet Jews to whom we
have accorded Israeli citizenship,
there should be no talks, no con-
sulates and no negotiations over
Soviet and Church property. That
is what should be the subject at
the Helsinki talks, before any fur-
ther negotiations are agreed
"That should certainly also be
our condition for our agreement
to Soviet participation in any in-
ternational negotiations on the
Middle East. One can only hope
that in regard to the issue of the
freeing of the Prisoners of Zion
and of those with Israeli citizen-
ship, that at least the Likud will
unhesitatingly stand up to that
test. One can expect that Foreign
Minister Shamir will behave in
such a manner. No other stand is
Shalom Rosenfeld writes in
Ma'ariv (Aug. 8): "The Soviet
Union is signalling us that the
renewal of diplomatic relations,
even if not in the very immediate
future, is not an impossibility. She
will, of course, want to exact a
political price for that, among
others her inclusion in the Middle
East political process.
"There is also a signal to the
U.S.: Moscow, under Gorbachev's
dynamic leadership, is interested
in a summit meeting around the
issue of nuclear disarmament. The
disaster at Chernobyl, whose
long-range effects even the
Soviets have not yet been able to
assess, has given these diplomatic
efforts an added urgency. The
nearly mystical belief of many na-
tions, including the Russians, as
to the all-powerful Jewish in-
fluence in the U.S. has reinforced
the position of those experts in the
Kremlin who argue that the path
to American public opinion passes
to a greater or lesser extent
through Jerusalem.
"The Soviets are also trying to
signal to the Americans that they
have no intention of continuing to
acquiesce for long in America's
monopolization of various aspects
of Middle East developments. The
Russians have finally come to
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Bush's Trip
More Political Than Diplomatic?
Friday, August 22, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
By DAVID FRIEDMAN Presidency, Senate Majority
WASHINGTON (JTA) t2de1r.5>feirt fZ{ Ka8af aSd
mi i Rep. Jack Kemp of New York. So
- There has been some con- it will not be Uprising to see the
troversy over whether Vice films of Bush in Israel turn up in
primary campaigns and, if he wins
the GOP nomination, in the
general campaign in 1988.
President George Bush's re-
cent 10-day visit to the Mid-
dle East accomplished
anything for the Reagan
Administration's goals in
the region. But there is no
question that the trip was
beneficial to Bush's cam-
paign for the Presidency.
This was especially true of his
visit to Israel, where a political ac-
tion committee television crew
filmed Bush, not only at meetings
with Israeli leaders, but at Yad
Vashem, the Western Wall, David
Ben-Gurion's grave and talking to
Soviet and Ethiopian Jewish
BUSH DOES not have the
popularity in the Jewish communi-
ty achieved over the years by two
of his potential rivals for the
Republican nomination for the
There is nothing wrong in this.
After all, Bush was preceded to
Israel by two other Presidential
hopefuls, Kemp and Sen. Gary
Hart (D., Colo.).
But Bush, as well as any other
Republican candidate for the
Presidency, is burdened in his ef-
fort to win a large share of the
Jewish vote, traditionally
Democratic, by the support the
Republicans give to Christian fun-
damentalists, especially on the
church-state issue.
In 1984, the Republicans believ-
ed they could win at least 50 per-
cent of the Jewish vote for Presi-
dent Reagan, not only because of
his strong support for Israel, but
because of Jewish anger over
what they considered anti-Semitic
and anti-Israel remarks by the
Temple Sinai
Upcoming Events
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach proudly announces
its second annual series of Musical
Revues for the 1986-1987 season.
Bigger, better and even more ex-
citing than last year's successful
sell-out of every performance.
Kicking off the series is the all-
new '86-87 "Razz Ma Jazz"
musical variety show on Nov. 23.
"The Great American Musicals
on Parade" performance by the
Gold Coast Opera follows on Jan.
The third in the series is the
presentation of the Mora Arriaga
Family on Feb. 15. Their music
and dancing is a real blockbuster.
The final show is called "Light
in Heart," an outstanding perfor-
mance of mind-boggling illusion
plus music and song on March 29.
All performances are Sunday
evenings at 8 p.m. and all seats
are reserved. Tickets remain at $5
per show. For best reserved
seating, write or call Temple
Sinai, 276-6161. The series is cer-
tain to be another sell-out, so
please order now and enjoy a
season of four memorable perfor-
mances. The entire community is
cordially invited.
At the Sabbath service, Friday,
Aug. 29, at 8:15 p.m., Rabbi
Samuel Silver will give his sermon
entitled "Appreciate or
Depreciate." Saturday Service
Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. Cantor Elaine
Shapiro will be in attendance at
both services.
Those interested in purchasing
tickets for the High Holy Days
(which begin sundown, Friday,
Oct. 3) or in joining the congrega-
tion can get information from the
Temple by phoning 276-6161.
Mrs. Lenore Isaacson is head of
the membership committee.
A study group with Rabbi
Samuel Silver will be held at Tem-
ple Sinai every Thursday at 2 p.m.
Polish Commission Criticizes
Kohl's Plea for Hess' Release
WARSAW (JTA) The head
of Poland's Commision for the in-
vestigation of Nazi Crimes has
sharply criticized West German
Chancellor Helmut Kohl for urg-
ing that Rudolf Hess, Hitler's
former deputy, be pardoned, the
World Jewish Congress reported
Kohl last month sent letters to
the leaders of the four wartime
Allies the U.S., USSR, France
and Great Britain asking that
they agree that Hess be pardoned
and released from Spandau Prison
where he is now the only inmate.
He had been sentenced to life im-
prisonment at the Nuremberg
trials 40 years ago and had been
captured in 1941 after
mysteriously parachuting into
The director of Poland's In-
stitute of National Remembrance,
Kazimierz Kako, said that Kolh
was "disregarding the fact that
revanchist forces in West Ger-
many are trying to make Hess a
symbol of an evil cause."
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Rev. Jesse Jackson in the
Democratic primary campaign.
WHILE THE Democratic can-
didate, Walter Mondale, had long
enjoyed support in the Jewish
community, many were concerned
that he had not distanced himself
enough from Jackson.
However, after Reagan, in a
speech at a prayer breakfast dur-
ing the Republican National Con-
vention in Dallas, accused op-
ponents of prayers in public
schools of being intolerant of
religion, the church-state issue
became the major concern among
Jews. Many were fearful of what
they saw as an attempt by the
Christian Right to "Christianize
Jackson again will be a factor in
the 1988 campaign, but
evengelists are making
themselves heard even more in
the Republican Party, especially
with television evangelist Pat
Robertson looking every day more
and more like a Presidential
NO ONE expects Robertson to
get the Republican nomination.
But he should get enough votes,
especially in the south, to ensure
that the other Republican
hopefuls will have to adopt many
of his views, especially on the
church-state issues.
At a meeting with several
Jewish and Israeli journalists
after his Mideast trip, Bush con-
ceded that the ties he has had with
the Rev. Jerry Palwell in recent
years could hurt him in the Jewish
community, as it did Reagan. But
he quickly added that he would
hope to be perceived, as Reagan
is, as the best friend Israel has
ever had in the White House.
No one expects either Bush or
Kemp or Dole to risk the support
they have in the evangelical com-
munity to gain Jewish votes, at
least now. But at the same time
there appears to be a backlash
among mainstream Republicans
over the attemps by the Christian
Right to inject a religious agenda
into national politics.
Bush, after all, handily won the
Michigan preference ballot con-
test for delegates to the 1988
Republican national convention.
This early test may be mean-
ingless, but Robertson did far less
well than expected despite the in-
creased voter registration among
followers of his popular television
PERHAPS EVEN more impor-
tant is the case of Rep. Mark Sil-
jander (R., Mich.), a member of
the House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee, and an outspoken sup-
porter of Israel. But the three-
term Congressman is also the
most vocal spokesman for Chris-
tian evangelicals in Congress and
during the Republican primary
campaign, he said his victory was
needed to "break the back of
Siljander lost the election to
Fred Upton and thus became the
only incumbent Congressman so
far to be defeated in a primary
Israel Urged To Negotiate
Progress For Soviet Jews
The Union of Councils for
Soviet Jews warned today against
any Israeli-Soviet consular agree-
ment which would not provide for
improvement in the treatment of
Jews in the Soviet Union and for
significant progress in Soviet
Jewish emigration.
Talks between Israeli and
Soviet officials are scheduled to be
held in Helsinki later this month
with a view to the resumption of
consular relations between the
two governments.
Morey Schapira, National Presi-
dent of the Union of Councils,
stated, "Obviously the Soviets
want to resume relations with
Israel very badly so they can
become involved in the Mideast
peace process, but Israel should
stand firm and require freedom
for Soviet Jews as part of any
In Jerusalem, Natan (Anatoly)
Scharansky, the noted former
Prisoner of Conscience, has taken
a similar position. On Aug. 4, he
said, "A precondition for all
negotiations with the Soviet
Union must be a demand of
serious change in the policy of the
Soviet Union toward Jews. We
must remember that when there
were relations with the Soviet
Union, it had no positive influence
on emigration."
The UCSJ statement emphasiz-
ed that, "The refuseniks Soviet
Jews who have been denied exit
visas cannot be forgotten.
Neither can the prisoners of cons-
cience, those who are imprisoned
for such so-called crimes as
teaching Hebrew or
demonstrating for the right to
Schapira said, "Israel's
negotiation have a heavy respon-
sibility for the redemption of
Soviet Jews, the third largest
Jewish community in the world.
We expect that they will be strong
in their advocacy on behalf of
Soviet Jews.
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Review Promised
Canada May Prosecute Teacher
Continued from Page 1
One journalist employed by the
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
(CBC) said it was "easy" to get
the book, which was located in
regular library stacks and not
within reference material, making
it available for general check-out.
Dr. Mary Travis, regional
librarian at Saint John Regional
Library, said "Web of Deceit's"
popularity has increased in the
past few months. In one library,
she noted, the book had been
checked out just five times in
graves of several Zionist founders
of the State of Israel at Mount
Herzl National Cemrtery were
desecrated overnight. Slogans de-
nouncing archaeological excava-
tions in the Negev, at a site where
there are alleged to be ancient
Jewish graves, were daubed on
the tombstones of Theodor Herzl,
Zalman Shazar, Levi Eshkol,
Golda Meir and Zeev Jabotinaky.
The slogans were signed
Kesket," a group suspected by the
police to consist of ultra-Orthodox
zealots. The identity of the
members are not known. Keahet
also claimed responsibility for
three previous incidents of
eight years and not at all since
1982. Now, however, "you can
rest assured" the book has
become popular. Travis added
there are no plans to pull the book
from the shelves.
CLARK WAS unavailable for
comment on the several days his
office was contacted. A depart-
ment offical had no comment on
the matter.
Dr. Julius Israeli, who filed the
original complaint against Ross
last summer, was exuberant at
the decision to reconsider. "It's a
gift from heaven," he said. "I feel
great." Israeli had not heard of-
ficially from the Justice Depart-
ment, but he said he's aware the
sudden turn around doesn't
necessarily mean Ross will be
charged. "It could take several
more weeks" of investigation,
Israeli said, and the same decision
could be arrived at again.
Clark told a New Brunswick
newspaper immediately after his
ruling that his first decision not to
prosecute was "the most dif-
ficult" he has had to make as
Justice Minister and Attorney-
General. He said the long-term
solution to problems of this nature
lies in public awareness and
education and not in the criminal
justice system.
Although "Web of Deceit,"
written in 1978, is widely
available in New Brunswick, it is
not stored in the Metro Toronto
Library, Canada's largest
municipal library. But the book is
available to almost anyone via an
inter-library loan from the Na-
tional Library of Canada, accor-
ding to spokesperson Ruth
She said in an interview that
Canadian law requires every
publisher in the country,
regardless of repute, to forward
one or two copies of every book
published to the national library in
Ottawa, Canada's flagship collec-
tion of books.
Deceit" is classified under three
headings: civilization, modern
20th Century and Canada/civiliza-
tion. She said Ross' book is stock-
ed because the library doesn't
make "value judgments" on
books' contents.
In addition to authoring the
books, Ross runs the Stronghold
Publishing Co., which prints and
distributes them. He teaches all
subjects in grades 7, 8 and 9 at a
school outside Moncton, but an in-
vestigation by the Canadian
Jewish News last year found no
evidence he taught his views in
the classroom.
Jewish community officials
were surprised at Clark's decision
to reconsider. Shimon Fogel, ex-
ecutive director of the Atlantic
Jewish Council, said the move
shows Clark is "taking this
seriously and is consistent with his
conscientiousness. "But I'd be
somewhat surprised if he decided
to lay charges just on the merit of
it ('Web of Deceit') having been
found in the library."
Prof. Bernie Vigod, regional
chairman of B'nai B'rith Canada's
League for Human Rights, said
there is a "tremendous risk" of
Ross being acquitted if a charge is
instituted, "That would set back
the course of things quite a bit."
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South Africa Will Continue
Investments in Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) South Africans will be allowed to
continue investing in Israel up to a maximum of 40 million
Rands (about $15 million) during the coming year, govern-
ment sources said Sunday.
Agreement on the continuation of South African invest-
ment was reached during two days of economic talks held
by Israeli officials in Pretoria last week. They returned
home Sunday.
the negotiations, which took place under a virtual news
blackout by the Israeli government, had dealt with credit
lines for South African exports to Israel, fishing rights for
Israeli vessels in South African waters, and investments in
Israel by South African citizens.
Prof. Shlomo Avineri, a former director-general of the
Foreign Ministry, said on Israel Television Sunday night
that Israel should not have sent its delegation to South
Africa at a time when the entire Western world was con-
sidering curtailing its relations with that country.
Zionist Youth Head Succumbs
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Zionist Organization's Youth and
Hechaltutz Department, died last
Wednesday (Aug. 13 ) in Nairobi,
Kenya, of a heart attack. He was
55 years old. His body was flown
to Israel Sunday.
Katz was born in Nes Ziona. He
was active in the Young Maccabi
and the Haganah. During the War
of Independence, he served in the
Palmach. A member of the Liberal
Party faction of Likud, he was a
Knesset member from 1969 to
1981. From 1970 to 1977, Katz
taught geography at Tel Aviv
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Friday, August 22, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County___Page 9
At Helsinki
What Soviet-Israel Talks Mean
Conductor Leonard Bernstein (left,) in the OsterseehaUe, Kiel,
West Germany, at a performance of Franz Josef Haydn's 'Crea-
tion' that was given a standing ovation. Pianist Justus Frantz
(right) managed the festival that was held for the first time and
became an immediate success. Private initiative of countless
donors enabled the Schleswig-Holstein festival to be staged. (Photo:
Alfred Dreyfus Affair
Chronicled by Lawyer
The Affair: The Case of Alfred
Dreyfus. By Jean Dennis-
Bredin. New York: George
Braziller, 1986. 628 pp. $24.95.
The author of this splendid
book, a French lawyer, has ac-
complished a most unusual feat.
He has taken the well-known
story of Captain Alfred Dreyfus
and has written a whodunit.
Although we know the outcome
from many previous writings on
this famous case, Bredin grips our
attention and makes us eagerly
look forward to learning how
things work out.
Bredin provides a detailed,
chronological account of the case
from the time that Dreyfus was
arrested in 1894 until he was
declared innocent 12 years later.
The conspiratorial conniving of
the French army leadership is set
forth in all of its unscrupulous
detail. The determined efforts of
Dreyfus' family, especially his
brother, and the other
Dreyfusards are itemized in full.
shines forth in his absorbing
description of the courts-martial,
the trials and the appeals. His
compassion and his meticulous at-
tention to particulars are evident
throughout the book but strike the
eye especially as he writes about
Dreyfus' ordeal during his four
years on Devil's Island.
Another area in which Bredin
demonstrates his singular talents
is the political background of the
case. He gives a complete picture
of the impact on the French
government and the debates in
the national legislature. As
political parties took sides, their
fortunes waxed and waned.
Various politicians achieved
eminence while others fell from
favor. These developments are
narrated in engrossing fashion.
Full attention is given to Emile
Zola and his important defense of
Dreyfus. The role of the press and
other writers receives painstaking
consideration. Bredin calls the roll
of intellectuals who lined up for
and against Dreyfus, carefully ex-
plaining their part in the drama.
THE ACCOUNT of the case
which Bredin provides is
thoughtfully placed in the
background of French anti-
Semitism which loomed large and
ugly before, during and after the
Dreyfus affair.
Few events which involved the
wrongful conviction of an inno-
cent man have had the impact of
the Dreyfus case. Riots occurred,
duels were fought, governments
fell, the French army command
was disgraced, reputations were
made and shattered, war was
threatened, at least one suicide
and two assassination attempts
took place. Bredin vividly brings
all these phenomena to life.
Before reading this book, one in-
evitably wonders about the need
for yet another volumne on the
Dreyfus case. It has already
received so much attention. But,
after reading the book, one is con-
vinced that all previous efforts
pale by comparison with this
definitive and monumental
Israel, Cameroon Plan To Set Up
Diplomatic Ties Once More
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel and Cameroon will soon
resume diplomatic relations and Premier Shimon Peres will
visit that country on the occasion, it was learned here Mon-
day. According to reports, Peres is to visit Cameroon at the
beginning of September.
Cameroon, in west-central Africa severed diplomatic
relations with Israel after the 1973 Yom Kippur War. In re
cent years it has begun to move closer to Israel and has
strengthened its economic ties with the Jewish State.
Continued from Page 6
understand that without the
agreement of the party that con-
stitutes '50 percent' of the Middle
East conflict Israel Moscow
has no hope of being included in
any serious international process
in the region.
"AND WHAT about the other
50 percent the Arabs? The
Soviets are trying to reassure the
Arabs, in the words of the Soviet
ambassador to Damascus last
week, that Moscow has no inten-
tion of renewing diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel. But Moscow is
sure that the Arabs have become
sufficiently sophisticated to read
real political maps (Libyan
leader) Khadafy and (Syrian
President) Assad will not like the
Helsinki talks, but Moscow
believes, and justly so, that
Syria's economic situation is so
hopeless that sooner or later she
will be driven to warm up her at-
titude towards the U.S. and lessen
her dependence on the Soviet
"I do not agree that we should
set any conditions for talking with
the Soviets. As to further stages
that's a different matter. Our
foremost interest must be Soviet
Jewry, its present condition and
its future. Our relations with the
Soviet Union will stand or fall on
that issue. We must emphasize
unequivocally in any future con-
tacts with the Soviet Union that
there can be no normal relations
between us if Jewish emigration
from the Soviet Union to Israel is
not renewed, and especially in
regard to those thousands who
have already been accorded
Israeli citizenship, to those who
are rotting in Soviet jails because
of their longing to make aliya to
Israel, and to those whose only
crime has been their devotion to
the Hebrew language and culture.
"We may be pragmatic and flex-
ible on all other issues. But there
is a red line on this issue that
should not permit any bending."
MOSHE ZAK writes in Ma'ariv
(Aug. 8): "One of the motivations
of the Soviets behind the secret
talks they held with Israel
throughout the 1970's was to
signal to Israel not to go too far in
fitting in with America's strategic
plans for the area, as in the case of
the posting of the American
technicians in Sinai. In contrast,
the purpose of the open talks in
Helsinki, at present, is to send a
signal to the Arabs, and perhaps
even primarily to the PLO. That is
why they are being held openly
and why the Soviet Foreign
Ministry spokesman has announc-
ed them, and the Soviet govern-
ment has informed various Arab
governments of the intention of
holding those meetings with
Israel. They are intended to spur
the various wings of the PLO to
hasten their reunification in order
not to miss chances that could
open up at a time that the Soviet
Union is opening talks with Israel.
"As paradoxical as it may
sound, those demands in Israel to
raise the ultimatum at Helsinki
that would make the visit of a
Soviet delegation to Israel condi-
tional on the resumption of large
scale aliya as justified as these
demands may be indirectly
serve to enhance Moscow's posi-
tion vis-a-vis the Arabs, and
especially of the PLO.
"Raising this issue so volubly
before the meetings are even held
serves as a card for the Soviets in
their haggling with the PLO fac-
tions and with the Arab states, for
the purpose of imposing on them a
plan for pan-Arab unity, which in
turn strengthens the Soviets' con-
trol over the most extreme Left-
oriented elements in the Arab
"MOSCOW IS certainly entitl
ed to take the initiative she has,
and Israel, despite her experience
with the breaking and
reestablishing of relations with
the Soviet Union, does not have to
set pre-conditions for such
preliminary talks. But Israel
should be careful not to fall into a
trap. Moscow is interested in
utilizing the small window it is
opening for two purposes:
Enhancing her mediating
power among the contending
Arab forces in order to harness
them to her own purposes, and;
Signalling her desire for a
detente with the U.S.: not a full
withdrawal from Afghanistan, but
only the removal of six batallions;
not full diplomatic relations with
Israel, but only consular ties.
"The Soviets' main purpose,
however, is to attain a position of
parity in the Middle East by
means of an international con-
ference. That has nothing to do
with the achievement of a hoped-
for peace, for an international
conference, in the Arab-Soviet
frame of reference, is intended as
a substitute for direct peace talks
(between Israel and the Arab
states), and not as an accompany-
ing framework for such talks.
Such direct talks are, however,
the only guarantee for achieving
'Austrians Don't Let Jews Feel
Austrian,' Says Young Student
1968, some 267,000 Russian Jews
have passed through Vienna. As
emigration from the Soviet Union
has slowed to a trickle of late, the
Jewish Agency maintains only a
skeleton staff here. Dov Sperling,
the director of the Jewish Agency,
meets the Russians at the train
station or the airport and those
who want to go on to Israel are
gone within three days.
Austria will always remain open
to refugees, said Erich Kussbach,
the diplomat in charge of refugee
affairs in the Austrian foreign
ministry. "We're ready to receive
and help Russian Jews. Our at-
titude is positive."
AUSTRIA, which provides
police protection for the arriving
emigrants, has not come under
Arab pressure to bar the
theoretically Israeli-bound Rus-
sians from its gates, he said. Tight
security is necessary because
Palestinian terrorists, on the eve
of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, ab-
ducted a handful of Russian im-
migrants in Vienna and triggered
an international crisis which mar-
red Israel's relations with
Iron-clad security is also strictly
applied to Jewish community
buildings. Policemen, con-
spicuously cradling submachine
guns, guard schools, synagogues
and even the local kosher
restaurant. The show of force is
the result of terrorist incidents
which occurred in 1979 and 1981.
Seven years ago, Palestinian
terrorists left a bomb in the cour-
tyard of the venerable Seitenstet-
tengasse Synagogue. It blew up
without causing any casualties.
Two years later, terrorists
associated with the extremist Abu
Nidal Palestinian faction killed
three Jews and wounded 16 in a
grenade and pistol attack on the
same synagogue.
TO ADD insult to injury, a
bomb exploded on the doorstep of
the Chief Rabbi's house. A Ger-
man neo-Nazi confessed to the
crime. The community was fur-
ther shaken when two small
bombs went off in a garden adja-
cent to the Israeli Embassy.
Despite these incidents, the com-
munity is in no physical danger,
real or imagined. If anything, the
threat to its viability is spiritual.
Because of Austria's Nazi past
and its long anti-Semitic tradition,
the young generation of Jews here
do not feel unreservedly Austrian.
And consequently, more than a
few do not see their future in this
nation of historic cities and Alpine
Leon Zelman, head of the
Jewish Welcome Service, a state-
subsidized organization which pro-
motes Jewish tourism to Austria,
said he doubts whether they can
feel like Austrians "in our
generation. Look at Austria's
history, then you can
BUT THE past does not explain
everything. "After the (Kurt)
Waldheim affair, it's hard for a
Jew to feel Austrian," said
17-year-old Judith Mirecki, whose
mother serves as the Jewish com-
munity's lawyer.
The problem, of course,
transcends Waldheim. Judith said
her non-Jewish friends feel ill at
ease when the Nazi era is brought
up. "They're tired of hearing
about the Holocaust." And Judith
said it is difficult "to live among
people who may have been Nazi
Party members."
Does she feel at home in
Austria? "Yes and no. My whole
family lives in Vienna, but I'm not
sure Israel is where I belong."
Doron Rabinovici, who is study-
ing medicine at the University of
Vienna, is more definite in his
views. "Austria is not my home,
though I feel very comfortable in
Vienna's coffee houses." He in-
tends to emigrate to Israel.
Semitism is not the only problem.
His encounter with this has enrag-
ed him. But equally insidious, he
said, is the excessive philo-
Semitism to which he has been
Michael Hercovici, 22, also
doubts whether he'll stay in
Austria. Chairman of the Union of
Jewish Youth Organizations in
Austria, he intends to continue his
business administration studies in
the U.S. and, if he likes it there,
will become an American. He
claims that many of his friends
have similar plans.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, August 22, 1986
Shultz Letter 'Pressures' Economic Decisions
The Consumer Price Index
remained unchanged during
July, the Central Bureau of
Statistics announced last
Friday. The figure im-
mediately was hailed as in-
dicative of the success of the
current economic policy of
freezing the value of the
Shekel and controlling
Last July, the CPI rose 25 per-
cent. It has risen 24 percent in the
Cabinet Will
Trim Budget,
Reform Taxes
Continued from Page 1
changed in July and that the an-
nual inflation rate was 15 percent.
NISSIM SAID the Treasury
now could begin planning reform
in the capital market and tax
system. These actions were
strongly recommended in a letter
to Peres from U.S. Secretary of
State George Shultz that was
publicized last Friday.
The Cabinet further decided
that until each minister presents a
detailed plan to implement the
cuts, there will be a 75 percent
freeze on ministry contracts.
Nissim said the freeze would not
affect commitments dealing with
the opening of the school year, the
defense system, the Housing
Ministry and development
budgets. Peres, Rabin and Nissim
decided last week that the defense
budget would be cut by about $62
million instead of about $96
million as proposed by the
Treasury. But Sunday, even this
compromise was rejected by
Rabin, necessitating the separa-
tion of the defense cuts.
Education Minister Yitzhak
Navon said Sunday night that his
cuts would reduce aid to cultural
and sports institutions, including
the nation's museums and music
He said he couldn't cut teachers'
salaries, as they already were held
lower than promised the teachers
in negotiations. He hoped
teaching staffs could be reduced
by attrition due to retirement, but
some non-tenured teachers may
have to be dismissed.
New Complaints
Against Tlas
Canadian Ambassador to Syria
has complained to Syrian
authorities in Damascus about the
publication of Syrian Defense
Minister Mustafa Tlas' anti-
Semitic book which revives the
myth of the blood libel.
In a letter to the Simon Wiesen-
thal Center, Joe Clark, Canadian
Secretary of State for External
Affairs, said Ambassador Jacques
Noiseux has met the Syrian
Minister of Information and Vice
Minister for Foreign Affairs to
convey Canada's displeasure with
the publication, the Los Angeles-
based Wiesenthal Center told the
JTA here.
Syrian officials informed
Noiseux that Tlas' book does not
represent the official view of the
Syrian government, according to
Clark's letter.
The Center sent copies of ex-
cerpts from Tlas' book, "The Mat-
zah of Zion," to the Canadian,
American, British and French
governments and called for of-
ficial protests against this blatant-
ly anti-Semitic and false
year since the government unveil-
ed its austerity plan. Inflation dur-
ing that year rose 15 percent. The
year before it had reached about
400 percent.
The good news came a day after
the government publicized a letter
from U.S. Secretary of State
George Shultz that urged in-
troduction of far-reaching
economic reform.
THE LETTER, received by
Prime Minister Shimon Peres last
week, was written in a friendly
style. But it gave specific advice,
suggesting a link between follow-
ing the advice and maintaining the
current level of economic coopera-
tion with the U.S. The U.S. sent
Israel $1.2 billion in a non-military
grant and an emergency grant of
$750 million this year.
In his letter, Shultz urged
reform of the tax system and the
capita] market and suggested the
government sell the corporations
it owns to the private sector.
Shultz, an economist, said the
reforms were essential for
economic growth. He added that
without the growth, Israel would
face serious problems in meeting
its budget.
ministerial meeting to discuss the
letter and Israel's response. Those
attending among them, Peres,
Finance Minister Moshe Nissim,
and Minister-Without-Portfolio
Moshe Arens said they agreed
with the contents of the letter. All
rejected insinuations in the press
that the letter amounted to an
American attempt to dictate
economic moves to Israel.
Treasury sources said last Fri-
TWA Plane
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plane with over 300 passengers
aboard, en route from Tel Aviv to
New York, returned safely to
Ben-Gurion Airport shortly after
take-off Sunday, when an engine
developed trouble. The aircraft
circled over the Mediterranean for
about an hour while the pilot
dumped the full load of fuel in
preparation for an emergency lan-
ding. The engine, which had
begun to overheat, was replaced,
and the plane departed for New
York Sunday Night.
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by Shultz were already on the
agenda of the government's
economic policy. Nissim will visit
the U.S. next month, and will
discuss with Shultz his ideas.
Despite the satisfaction with the
CPI, economists noted that had it
not been for a drop in the prices of
flats, July's index would have
been 0.9 percent.
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Tf There Is A Summit
Reagan Will Raise Soviet Jewry Issue
Friday, August 22, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 11
Continued from Page 1-A
lot's, he says, the total Ad-
ministration, that the subject is
[xtremely difficult to solve,"
Vbram said. "But the President is
Hetermined to make this a fun-
lamental point in all negotiations
trith the Soviet Union."
Abram, who is also chairman of
|he National Conference on Soviet
If wry, said Bush "exhibited an
kxtraordinary interest in the
Bush also asserted that he
believes that the Israeli policy of
seeking negotiations with Jordan
will continue when Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir becomes
Prime Minister in October, accor-
ding to Abram.
The Vice President said he
knew he differed with the au-
dience about supplying arms to
Jordan. But he said selling arms
jjjght of Soviet Jewry." While in to jTrdanTone w^y ZSiJEZ
Intel, the V.ce President met dan into the peace pJocess^Sn
irith children of Soviet im-
migrants at an absorption center,
Lad lunch with an immigrant cou-
ble, met with 80 mothers of
Jefuseniks and met with Natan
\natoly) Sharansky.
"The Vice President has ex-
hibited real concern about the
light of those who are under op-
pression and who try to immigrate
jo Eretz Israel, the Land of
Israel," Abram said. "I think he
vas one of the prime factors in the
escue of many thousands of
Ethiopian Jews."
ip, Bush repeated his praise of
Peres for having "exhibited
lourage" in going to Morocco to
neet with King Hassan II. He said
Ihe "climate was enhanced" for
Negotiations since there was no
najor Arab outcry, except for
said Bush said the Administra-
tion had no timetable for resub-
mitting its proposal to supply Jor-
dan with sophisticated missiles
noting that the mood in Congress
now would be to reject it.
BUSH TOLD the Jewish
leaders that the arms would not
endanger Israel but are needed to
protect Jordan against Syria,
which is also a threat to Israel. He
repeated the Administration's
pledge to maintain Israel's
"qualitative" military superiority.
Abram said he told Bush that
the Administration, by placing the
U.S.-Israeli relationship beyond
the basis of ideology and common
values to one also of "the vital na-
tional security interests of both
countries," adds "a new dimen-
sion to the relationship and makes
it more secure and enduring."
B'nai B'rith Women's Chapter Of
Boca Raton Resumes Meeting
The B'nai B'rith Women's
hapter of Boca Raton will
tsume their meetings in October
nd is sponsoring a Rosh
lashonah weekend at the Sonesta
Beach Hotel in Key Biscayne on
Friday Oct. 3 through Monday.
Transportation is included and
religious services are available
At the same time, concern was
expressed to Bush about recent
leaks and false charges against
Israel that have appeared in the
media. Abram said the charges
were not against the top officials
in the Administration. "Some peo-
ple who are irresponsible,
somewhere in the bowels of the
bureaucracy. are determined to
disrupt this very sound, ongoing
relationship" between the U.S.
and Israel, Abram said.
ecutive vice chairman of the
Presidents Conference, said that
Bush assured the Jewish leaders,
as he had personally assured
Israeli officials, that there was no
"vendetta" against Israel. But he
said that although the Administra-
tion wanted to find out who is
responsible for the leaks and stop
it, it is very difficult to exercise
control over the vast bureaucracy.
Abram said that Bush also pro-
mised to look into the issue of
equal treatment in the cost of
arms purchases for Israel. He
noted that Greece, "which is not a
very dependable ally," as a
member of NATO gets preferable
conditions in buying arms while
Israel, "which is a dependable al-
ly," does not. As an example, he
noted that Greece does not have
to pay the research and develop-
ment costs of a weapon as does
On other matters, Bush told the
Jewish leaders he believes his
Mideast trip was a "catalyst" to
solving the Taba dispute between
Israel and Egypt. Hoenlein said
when the Vice President was ask-
ed about the anti-Semitic tone of
the Egyptian press, Bush replied
that he was concerned about this
and had taken the matter up with
Egyptian officials.

On his recent visit to Israel, United States Sen. Gary Hart of Col-
orado paid a visit to the Jerusalem School of Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion. During the Senator's visit to
the school, the Albert and Marilyn Gersten Courtyard was
dedicated in his honor. Left to right are Dr. Alfred Gottschalk.
president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institue of Religion;
Mrs. Marilynn Gerstein; Mrs. Lee Hart; Sen. Hart; and Albert
H. Gersten, Jr.
New Agam Art Work Triumphs
Continued from Page 5-A
prestigious Technion, for exam-
ple, feared that the eye-catching
display could well distract
motorists and contribute to traffic
accidents. Several, such as painter
Ya'ir Garbuz, called it "an expen-
sive toy." Indeed, at first glance,
one could imagine it to be an enor-
mous and ingenious birthday
But Garbuz was not amused and
sniffed, "Agam is a decorator and
not an important artist." On the
other hand, noted Israeli architect
Ya'akov Richter, felt that
although he wasn't certain about
its artistic merit, the sculpture
certainly livened up the landscape
and was an improvement over the
previous, nondescript fountain.
Agam now has plans to paint
several of the surrounding
buildings blue and white in order
to enhance the blending of the
fountain with the immediate ar-
chitectural environment.
Among the speakers at the
unveiling cermony were Tel Aviv
Mayor Shlomo Lahat, Agam,
Buchmann, Israeli Philharmonic
Orchestra director Zubin Mehta,
Paul Levonta, Vice Mayor of
Frankfurt, and Prime Minister
Shimon Peres. Mehta opened the
festivities by saying, we in Tel
Aviv finally have a Piccadilly Cir-
cus. He then thanked Buchmann
in Yiddish. Peres, in good humor
praised Agam as the first Jew to
successfully combine water and
fire, and then proceeded to invite
him to do the same with Israel's
national unity government.
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