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of South County
Volume 8 Number 40
Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach Friday, December 5,1986
Price 35 Cents
Peres: We
Know Nothing
Of Contra Aid
Alleged war criminal John Demjanjuk told a AP/Wide World Photo.
Jerusalem court at the opening of his trial last responsible for the death of hundreds of
week that he was not the sadistic Nazi guard thousands of Jews in World War II.
Demjanjuk's Lawyer:
You Absolutely Have the Wrong Man
The trial of alleged Nazi war
criminal John Demjanjuk
was formally opened in
Jerusalem District Court
last Wednesday (Nov. 26)
and, after a 40 minute hear-
ing, was adjourned until
Jan. 19.
The Ukrainian-bom former resi-
dent of Cleveland, Ohio is charged
with responsibility for the deaths
of tens of thousands of Jews and
others at the Treblinka death
camp during World War II where
he is alleged to have served as a
guard, known to inmates as "Ivan
the Terrible," because of his un-
mitigated brutality. According to
the charges, he personally
operated the gas chambers.
AT THE hearing, Demjanjuk
and his American lawyer, Mark
O'Connor, repeated the defense
contention of mistaken identity.
"I am not Ivan the Terrible whom
they want to hang," a visibly ner-
vous Demjanjuk told the court.
The official charges against the
accused are war crimes, crimes
against humanity and crimes
against persecuted people. Asked
how his client pleaded, O'Connor
said "We cannot deny that such
terrible things were done in the
camps, and we would therefore be
Continued en Pag* *
Israel confirmed last
(Wednesday, Nov. 26) week
that it supplied $12 million
of U.S. arms to Iran "in
response to an American re-
quest," but emphatically
denied knowing that any of
the funds paid by Iran were
transferred to the Contras,
the Nicaraguan rebel force
supported by the Reagan
Administration in their at-
tempt to overthrow the San-
dinista government of
Israel's policy and the need to
keep it secret from Knesset
members was vigorously defended
by Vice Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres in a
lengthy statement to a Knesset
angered and dismayed by the
government's clandestine actions.
acknowledgement contained in a
statement released here, shortly
after midnight last Wednesday,
local time, differed in several par-
ticulars from the statements made
several hours earlier by U.S. At-
torney General Edwin Meese at a
White House press conference.
Meese said that some $10-$30
million of the money Iran paid for
arms received from the U.S. were
deposited by "representatives of
Israel" in Swiss bank accounts set
up by the Contras. He said the
money was the amount Iran paid
Continued on Page 10-
There'll Be
No Pillorying
Of Israel
Sen. Christopher Dodd (D.,
Conn.) vowed last week to
fight any attempt to make
Israel "a scapegoat" in the
growing uproar in
Washington over the Iran
arms affair.
"I will not allow the State of
Israel to become a scapegoat in
this crisis," Dodd told more than
800 participants, many of whom
are Holocaust survivors, at the
Israel Bonds International
Holocaust Survivors Tribute Din-
ner at the Pierre Hotel here.
DODD SAID that Israel is the
United States' best ally 'not only
in the Middle East but anywhere
in the world."
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace
Continued on Page 11-
Klarsfeld Vows
I'll Quit Nazi-Hunt
If Waldheim Quits
Beate Klarsfeld said she will
stop searching for Nazi war
criminals if Kurt Waldheim
will resign as President of
Klarsfeld made that offer of
reciprocity last week at a meeting
of the World Jewish Congress
honoring her for her long-time
work of pursuing Nazis around
the world who have gone un-
punished, and following the debut
last Sunday night (Nov. 23) of the
television film about her.
"I will give up my work as a
Nazi-hunter if I will oblige
Waldheim to resign as President
of Austria," she said. "Perhaps
the Austrians one day will unders-
tand it's an embarrassment" to
have a man with a documented
Nazi past as titular head of their
credit to the WJCongress for its
research into Waldheim's past
and its exposure of the former
United Nations Secretary
Continued on Page 5
Ahmed Hasi, 35, sits in the defendant's box in a Berlin courtroom
last week where prosecutors said they had proven that Syria aid-
ed the terrorist bombing in West Berlin and asked for stiff
sentences for Hasi and co-defendant Farouk Salameh. The two
were convicted for attempted murder and arms violations in the
Mar. 29 bombing attack against the West Berlin Arab Friendship
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Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the Sermon on the theme
"Toledot ... The Weekly Torah
Biblical Portion" at the Sabbath
Morning Service on Saturday,
Dec. 6 commencing at 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow the Service.
The Se'udat Shl'iahi with the
Rabbi's D'var Torah will be
celebrated in conjunction with the
Sabbath Twilight Services.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law" (Shulchan
Oruch) led by Rabbi Sacks begin
at 7:30 a.m. preceding the Daily
Morning Minyon Services and at 5
p.m. in conjunction with the Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
Harry Cope, Mrs. Lucille
Cohen, Dr. Nathan Jacobs and
Mrs. Nora Kalish are the
chairmen of the Membership
For further information call
On Dec. 13, Sisterhood of Tem-
ple Beth El of Boca Raton will
sponsor an Art Show and Auction
of a prestigious collection of
works coordinated by Fogel Fine
Arts, Inc., of Plainview, N.Y.
The show will be a veritable
Who's Who of international art
Chagall, Calder, Rockwell, Neir-
man, Bragg, Agam, Erte, and
more. The matted and framed
works run the gamut to please the
taste of the American Primitive
enthusiast on through the down-
to-earth sports Poster buff.
There will be oils, graphics, et-
chings, enamels, sculptures,
batiks, tapestries a little bit of
everything. Most important, the
show will be professionally and ef-
ficiently handled. The evening will
Religious Directory
Orthodox, Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks, 16189 Carter Road, Delray
Beach, Florida 33446. Phone 499-9229. Daily Torah Seminar
preceding Services at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday Services at 5
p.m. Sabbath and Festival Services 8 a.m.
2134 N.W. 19th Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Conservative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zelizer; Cantor
Mark Levi; President, Joseph Boumans. Services held at the
Jewish Federation, 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton;
Friday evening at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Conservative.
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman, Hazzan Donald
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:30
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2262, Boca Raton, Fla. 33427-2262.
Phone: 394-5732. President: Dr. Israel Bruk. Services Friday
evening 6:45 p.m. Shabbat morning 9:00 a.m. Mincha-Maariv 7:30
p.m. For additional information call above number or 393-6730.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd., Delray
Beach, Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks. Daily
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sab-
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah class 5 p.m.
Phone 499-9229.
Services at Center for Group Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road,
Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Agler. Cantor
Norman Swerling. Sabbath Services Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mailing address: 8177 W. Glades Road, Suite 214,
Boca Raton, FL 33434. Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available
during services.
Located in Century Village of Boca Raton. Orthodox. Rabbi
David Weissenberg. Cantor Jacob Resnick. President Edward
Sharzer. For information on services and educational classes and
programs, call 482-0206 or 482-7156.
7099 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Conser-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Rabbi Morris Silberman.
Cantor Louis Hershman. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.,
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Daily services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Reform.
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer, Assistant Rabbi
Gregory S. Marx, Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Services at -
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday of each
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 am.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340015, Boca Raton, FL 33434. Con-
servative. Located in Century Village, Boca. Daily Services 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Crain. Phone: 483-5557. Joseph
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Conser-
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J. Winograd. Zvi Adler,
Cantor. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Daily Minyans at 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2475 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress Ave. and Barwick
Road), Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Reform. Sabbath Eve. ser-
vices, Friday at 8:15 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel Silver,
phone 276-6161. Cantor Elaine Shapiro.
begin with a Patron Preview
champagne and refreshments at 6
p.m. The doors will then be open
at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for viewing.
The Auction will start promptly
at 8 p.m. The public is invited to
join in the festivities and the op-
portunity to see such an array of
traditional and contemporary art.
For more information, call Sylvia
Temple Activities
Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Every Wednesday (From Dec. 3)
- SHARED CARE. Temple Beth
El, in conjunction with St. Joan of
Arc, is caring for the frail, elderly
of all faiths in our community by
providing art and music pro-
grams, and creative activities in
the Temple Beth El social hall.
For further information contact
Cis Rader 994-0752.
Dec. 7,12:30 p.m. Club 6 (6th
Grade) Party in youth lounge
movies, ping pong, pool, holiday,
presents, grab bag, and more, at
Dec. 7, 4 p.m. SOLOS (Tem-
ple Singles Group) is holding an
International House Party for
Members Only. The theme is
"Getting To Know You." Bring
your famous delicacies. Space is
limited. Reservations are on a
first call basis. When you make
your reservations, you will be told
what type of food to bring and
direction where the party is being
held. Contact Sylvia 395-2226 or
Ruth 482-4340.
Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Sisterhood
Art Auction. An opportunity to
purchase authenticated interna-
tional art f the best orices. There
will be oils, graphics, etchings,
enamels, batiks a little bit of
everything. Doors open at 7 p.m.
for viewing. Auction starts pro-
mptly at 8 p.m. The public is in-
vited to attend. Contact Sylvia
Dee. 7, 10 a.m. Havurah
Workshop A workshop which
will assist the many Havurot in
conducting stimulating and infor-
mative sessions.
Dec. 7, 11 a.m. Havurah
Coordinators' Meeting.
Sisterhood of Temple Beth
Shalom of Century Village West,
will have their next regular
meeting on Monday, Dec. 22 at 10
a.m. in the Temple. Outstanding
boutique, interesting program and
refreshments will be offered. On
Monday, Dec. 8, Sisterhood will
sponsor the Latke Bake at the
Royal Palm Savings Bank in the
plaza at the Hamptons. Please call
Hilda 483-0424 or Pauline
483-0373. On Dec. 15 through the
19, we will have gift wrapping at
the Royal Palm Bank in Plaza at
the Hamptons. Call chairladies,
Fran 483-0859, Frieda 482-9833
or Frieda 483-1272 and/or the
committee ladies, Trudy Gordon,
Ethel Cooperman, Rose Juvall,
Sara Blaustein, Sarah Gold or
Rose Fenster.
Here's the big one Annual
Mystery Trip! Chaired by Bea,
483-2474 on Thursday, Jan. 8,
from 9 a.m. till?? $42 p.p. for a
fun-filled, surprises popping day.
Get your reservations in early.
Call Bea, 483-2474.
Jan. 22 The show "On the
20th Century." Thursday evening
at Bailey Hall. $29 p.p. including
bus. Call Ann 482-9008 or Pauline
Services on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8
p.m. Cantor Elaine Shapiro will be
in attendance. Rabbi Silver's ser-
mon will be "I like Ike." Informa-
tion regarding Membership is
available at the Temple office
Blood Donor Day is Dec. 29, 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai,
2475 W.-Atlantic Ave., Delray
Beach. ;.
Theodore Bikel, star per-
former/social activist will be
presented at Temple Sinai in the
second annual guest lecture series
on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. His
program will be, "Jewish Music; A
Borrowed Garment Made Our
Own." Ticket donation are
$7.50-$10 and $25 patron, which
includes 'champagne reception
with Bikel! Call Temple office
276-6161 for information or
The Brotherhood of Temple
Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, announces its se-
cond annual series of musical
revues for the 1986-87 season. Up-
coming productions include "The
Great American Musical On
Parade," performed by the Gold
Coast Opera, on Jan. 25; the
music and dancing of the "Mora
Arriaga Family" on Feb. 15; and
"Light In. Heart," illusions com-
bined with music on March 29. All
performances will be on Sunday
evenings at 8 p.m. and seats are
reserved. Tickets are $5 per show.
For more information and reser-
vation call. 276-6161.
Sisterhood of Temple Sinai is
sponsoring an evening at
Musicana, Sunday, Dec. 7. Com-
plete dinner at 6 p.m. and show,
"New New York" at 8 p.m. Price
$24 per person including
gratuities.. Please call Florence
Elias for further information at
272-3845. .

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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 5, 1986
Nation Wants Reagan To Come Clean
The nation is bending backward not to ex-
perience another Watergate and another
failed presidency. They want President
Reagan to own up to his role in the scandal,
to clean house and to get on with America's
affairs. Mr. Reagan has such an overwhelm-
ing margin of admiration among the people
of the country that they prefer to overlook
some of his "top secret handling of the Iran
For the moment, Mr. Reagan is dead set
against owning up to anything. From his
point of view, ne has done nothing wrong,
and he doesn't quite see what everyone who
has criticized him thus far, Republicans and
Democrats, all of whom over the Thanksgiv-
ing weekend he labeled "sharks" out for his
"blood," appear to be upset about.
But in due time, the President will have to
acknowledge what he still persists does not
exist wrongdoing, the bending of laws,
the flouting of Congressional powers he
frankly usurped.
Agony in Israel
As we said in these columns last week, the
odd thing is that a similar agony is being ex-
perienced in the highest echelons in Israel.
There, former Prime Minister Shimon Peres
is under fire. A loyal ally, he has stoutly
defended Mr. Reagan as a courageous
leader who did whatever was necessary to
bring American hostages out of Lebanon.
In his defense, Mr. Peres reminded Israel
of that country's deal last year with terrorist
groups a massive exchange of some 1,100
Arabs in'Israeli prisons for a handful of
Israeli "prisoners of war" held in Arab
hands. In Mr. Reagan's dealing with Iran, he
said, there was no difference.
Fighting against terrorists and terrorism,
he said, can never mean that the lives of
fellow countrymen capable of being saved
should be sacrificed on the altar of the stern
principle of ho deals ever.
Scapegoat Needed
Mr. Peres' circuitous reasoning apart, the
fact remains that the Reagan Administra-
tion 's investigation of what occurred now
seems to be turning ominously toward a
clear impulse to pillory Israel. There are, ad-
mittedly, two parts to the Iranian fiasco.
One involves Israel as an agent for
American interests going beyond the
country's call of duty to do a favor for its
American friends.
Exalted though this sounds in these
terms, there is the more sordid business of
Israeli arms sales to Iran going as far back
(as we know now) to 1981. And so it was
"doing what comes naturally" when Israel
volunteered its services in Mr. Reagan's
covert attempt to trade weapons for
American hostages, including the recent
Nicholas Daniloff case.
The second part of all of this has to do with
what happened to the money that Israel
transferred into a Swiss back account after
the consummation of the deals, with the
U.S. as ultimate account-holder. The latest,
wildest revelations have had to do with at
least part of these funds in turn being
transferred to the contra rebels in
Nicaragua. It is these revelations that pro-
duced the firing of Admiral John Poindexter
and a National Security aide, Oliver North.
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President Reagan swears he knew nothing
about any of this. The Israelis swear the
same. But American investigators have snif-
fed out the names of prominent arms dealers
in Israel, including the 1948 War of In-
dependence hero, Al Schwimmer, more
recently of Israel Aircraft Industries. He
and others are said to have personally pro-
fited handsomely on the U.S. arms deals to
Iran with Israel as intermediary.
What Israel Must Do
If this is'true, then Israel finds itself
precisely in the same place that President
Reagan occupies in the United States. Top
government officials in both countries deny
that they knew what others in this complex
chain of events may have been doing for dif-
ferent reasons. The contra allegation ousted
Poindexter and North.
The alleged charge against Schwimmer
and others in Israel is of a different order
these were not public officials. Still, public
officials responsible for the highly secret ac-
tivities entered into with the United States
should have known what everybody in the
chain was doing. They say they did not.
In the end, while the people of the United
States seem prepared to overlook Mr.
Reagan's role in all of this, their search for a
scapegoat at least for the moment appears
to be focusing on Israel and the allegea pro-
fit of a few Israelis at the expense of the
American agony. This is bad business
Already, U.S. Sen. Christopher Dod has
spoken out against this, declaring that he
will not permit the pillorying of Israel.
But the public relations impact here can
become a disaster of some considerable size
nonetheless. Needed is that Israel should
turn its attention toward these alleged pro-
fiteers and deal with them as sternly as the
United States intends to deal with those in
the Reagan Administration who have not
only once again "misspoke," but this time
also misbehaved.
Fate Hangs in Balance
Israel Has Two Possible Futures
Friday, December 5,1986
Volume 8
3 KISLEV 5747
Number 40
Israeli society is at a turning
point where its fate is hang-
ing in the balance. It can
descend into European-style
fascism if the present ten-
sions and divisiveness con-
tinue to fester, or it can
become a truly democratic
society if the Zionist ideals
of the nation's founders are
Knesset member Shulamit
Aloni, leader of the Civil Rights
Movement (CRM), who expressed
this view, does not mince words.
For more than 20 years she has
been in the forefront of the fight
for civil rights and a free
democratic, pluralistic society
devoid of religious constraints and
nationalist extremism. But now
she says, actually warns, that
Israel will not be able to survive if
it is not a just and democratic
"A LOT depends on whatever
happens in the Labor Party,"
Aloni asserted in an interview
here. "There are forces in Labor
that pull the party to the extreme
right and toward the politics of
the mob. The Labor Party must
veer away from populism and stop
being apologetic (T)he Israeli
public is ripe for that."
Aloni, who was in New York to
attend a conference at the United
Nations on international
economy, said that her own party
is likely to increase its representa-
tion in the Knesset in the next
election from its present four
members to sue. "We will be ready
to support those elements in
Labor that shun the influence of
the right, the sober elements,"
she said.
According to Aloni, the seeds of
fascism in Israel have been grow-
ing steadily in the last decade,
especially since the Likud and its
leader, Menachem Begin, came to
power in 1977. "Israeli society is
now divided between an irra-
tional, nationalistic, religious
right, with messianic racist at-
titudes toward the Arabs, and an
extreme, anti-Zionist left that
blames Israel for all evils," she ex-
plained. "In the middle are the
Likud and Labor, with the rightist
elements in the Likud and the lef-
tist elements in Labor pulling to
the extreme fringes."
treme right as the Kach and
Tehiya Parties and the Gush
Emunim movement, and the ex-
treme left as the Hadash (Com-
munist) Party and the Progressive
List for Peace.
Aloni sharply criticized the role
of American Jewry in influencing
events in Israel. Her criticism was
especially directed at the liberal
and progressive elements of
American Jewry who have lost
hope that Israel can become a pro-
gressive nation and say that they
are "fed up with Israel." Instead
of taking this negative approach,
these Jews should come forward
and raise their voices about
whatever is wrong with Israeli
society, she argued.
"American Jews should stop
viewing Israel as the Church or
the Vatican of the Jewish people,"
she declared. "They must unders-
tand that in order to survive,
Israel must be a pluralistic socie-
ty, with freedom of expression
and freedom of assembly and the
due process of law. If American
Jews view Israel as their Vatican,
then forget about democracy."
also critical of the American
Jewish leadership. "I don't know
who elected them as leaders of
American Jews," she said. "They
are happy to come to Israel and
rub elbows with important people.
They're supporting Israel, and
I'm for it, but they should raise
their voices and denounce
discrimination against minorities
and religious coercion in Israel,
and support the underwriting of a
constitution and a bill of rights in
Aloni asserted that religious
coercion in Israel is a major deter-
rence to Reform and Conservative
American Jews who want to come
and live in Israel. "Moreover,"
she said, "why should Russian
Jews want to come to Israel?
Many of them are mixed couples
who will not be recognized as
Jews by Israel's Orthodox rabbis.
Their children will not be able to
marry Jews, and they will be iden-
tified in official documents as
A lawyer by profession, Aloni
has been using her expertise to
fight the religious establishment
in Israel by creating new alter-
natives for those who do not want
to use the religious authorities in
matters such as marriage and
divorce. "As a result of the cruel-
ty and extremism of the rabbinical
courts in Israel, many Israelis
have lately decided to ignore the
religious establishment," she said.
ACCORDING TO Aloni, hun-
dreds of Israelis, including her
own son Udi, have recently mar-
ried by signing "marriage
covenants under the law of con-
tracts." Many could be married by
the rabbinical courts, but out of
conviction and protest against
religious coercion couples have
elected to be married by a lawyer
rather than a rabbi, she said.
For many in Israel, Aloni is an
admired leader. Many others,
however, especially those in the
religious establishment and the
right, view here as an "enemy."
For years, Aloni has been fighting
religious intolerance. In recent
years, she has become a victim of
that phenomenon.
"I have been getting a lot of
threatening letters and telephone
calls," Aloni disclosed. "I have
been threatened with mutilation
and rape. Maybe because I am a
woman, many of the letters in-
clude sexual references and
curses. People call my home in the
middle of the night, warning me
and my family.
"AM I afraid? Maybe, some
times. But I am not going to stop,
I am not going to give up. I am op-
timistic. I believe there is a vitali-
ty in Israeli society, a desire to be
better, because otherwise we will
be destroyed."

Klarsfeld Vows
Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
I'll Quit Nazi-Hunt If Waldheim Quits
Continued from Page 1-A
(Jeneral's lies to both the world
and to the American people. She
said she is basing her work on
Waldheim "on the files of the
World Jewish Congress. But the
admission of hi.= guilt, and his
removal from office has to come
from the Austrians themselves."
The world-renowned Nazi
hunter, a Protestant who was
born in Germany and married
Serge Klarsfeld, a Jewish lawyer
from Paris, said her family life
would be enough to sustain her
without her constant pursuit of
Nazis. "I never sacrificed my per-
sonal life," she said of her years of
campaigning and locating war
"A happy family life gives us
the power to go out and act. Serge
is acting as a Jewish lawyer, I as a
German and a non-Jew." She
spoke lovingly and proudly of her

Beate Klarsfeld
family and their closeness. The
couple have two children, a boy
21 and girl, 13.
her satisfaction with the ABC-TV
film about her life, "Nazi Hunter
The Beate Klarsfeld Story,"
especially Farrah Fawcett who
portrayed Beate, and Tom Conti
who portrayed Serge. She voiced
support for "action, not words"
for Jews and the Jewish
homeland "You have to be on the
side of the State of Israel and
wherever Jews are persecuted,"
Klarsfeld declared.
Edgar Bronfman, president of
the WJCongress in praising
Klarsfeld at the meeting, also ex-
plained the role of his organiza-
tion's campaign to expose
Waldheim's Nazi past. He
answered the question he said he
has been asked frequently, "Why
did you do what you did?" regar
ding Waldheim, by saying "There
is a moral imperative here."
Bronfman drew a parallel bet-
ween the relentless campaign of
the WJCongress for facts about
Waldheim's wartime activities
and the Jewish directive to
remember and retell, as ex-
emplified by the Passover
"THE HAGGADAH enjoins us
to tell the story of the Exodus
from generation to generation,
world without end. We have
before us the greatest example of
man's inhumanity to man and
I suggested that his. too, should
be passed on from generation to
generation. I am convinced that
what we did for the Waldheim
story was exactly that: to keep
telling the story from generation
to generation." The Waldheim af-
fair, he added, "cannot be swept
under the rug."
Bronfman described Klarsfeld
as "one of the great ladies of all
time." He said her role "is not so
much punishment for the guilty as
making sure that this doesn't hap
pen again. To feel as deeply as she
did about the great injustice that
was done" is a historical contribu-
tion to justice.
The WJCongress meeting
followed elections to its American
Section. Rabbi Wolfe Kelman was
named chairman, succeeding
Frieda Lewis, who was honored
for her service; and Menachem
Rosensaft was named chairman of
the executive committee. Kalman
Sultanik, WJCongress vice presi-
dent, presented Klarsfeld with a
book, "Polish Jewry, Between
Two World Wars."
Israel's Population
Up To 4.3 Million
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel's
population at the end of last
month totalled 4.31 million, of
which 3.55 million were Jews, ac-
cording to the annual report of the
Central Bureau of Statistics.
Shamir Mum
On Arms Deals
Premier Yitzhak Shamir declined
to comment Monday on reports
that Israel sold arms to Iran. At
the same time, he told the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee that the mat-
ter of former nuclear technician
Mordechai Vanunu's disap-
pearance from London Oct. 1 has
been cleared up with Britain and
the misunderstanding has been
laid to rest. His statement was
substantiated by Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres.
Shamir told the committee it
was the government's prerogative
to be silent on the alleged Iranian
arms shipments which was not an
issue for public debate.
President Reagan acknowledg-
ed last week that the U.S. had
sent very small quantities of arms
to Iran in an effort to improve
relations with the country.
Reagan made no reference to
shipments of arms from Israel
which, according to media
reports, were undertaken at U.S.
request and replenished by the
With respect to Vanunu. who is
being held in custody in Israel for
giving a British newspaper infor-
mation about Israel's alleged
nuclear weapons capabilities,
Shamir said it was clear he wasn't
kidnapped from London.
Emigration Seen
Premier Yitzhak Shamir charged
that Jews who leave the Soviet
Union with Israeli visas but settle
in countries other than Israel
gravely endanger efforts to ease
emigration restrictions for Soviet
During a Knesset debate on the
issue, Shamir said Israel should
use every means at its disposal to
end .the drop-out phenomenon. He
appealed to the Soviet govern-
ment to allow direct flights from
Moscow to Israel.
At present, Jews leaving the
USSR go to Vienna where they
decide their ultimate destination.
Only 104 Jews left the Soviet
Union last month. The number
who chose not to go to Israel was
not immediately known.
Shamir also appealed to the
Soviet authorities to grant Jewish
citizens equal rights. Israel "does
not seek to intervene in the inter-
nal affairs of the Soviet regime,"

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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 5, 1986
Polish Gov't. Aims To Restore
Dying Vestiges of Jewish Culture
and Jewish leaders have begun
preparations for the massive 45th
anniversary observances in 1988
of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in
1943. This was disclosed by Stefan
Grayek, president of the World
Federation of Polish Jews and
himself a Warsaw Ghetto sur-
vivor. Grayek, who is now an
Israeli citizen and frequently
visits his homeland, played a ma-
jor role in the 40th anniversary
ceremonies in Warsaw in 1983.
Grayek said that plans for the
1988 ceremonies are now well-
under way and that the events will
evoke a strong and universal
response. He also noted that par-
ticipation by Jewish delegates
from all over the world is ex-
pected to substantially exceed the
1983 attendance and that Israel is
expected to be totally supportive
of the ceremonies.
were confirmed by Zbigniew
linger, head of the Congress
Department of Orbis, the Polish
National Tourist Office. An af-
fable and capable official, linger
had done a noteworthy job in
organizing the two-week program
three years ago and is quietly en-
thusiastic about prospects for the
45th anniversary.
There have been no formal rela-
tions between Poland and Israel
since the Six-Day War, but mutual
friendship exists. Groups of
Israelis in substantial numbers ar-
rive every other week to tour
Warsaw, Cracow and other cities
and to make poignant pilgrimages
to the former concentration
At the same time, the Polish
government has decided to under-
take an exchange of "represen-
tatives of mutual interests."
Three Polish officials were sent to
Tel Aviv in September to handle
visas and consular duties and com-
mercial and cultural matters. And
their Israeli counterparts, in turn,
arrived in Warsaw to reopen the
Israel Embassy building closed
since 1967.
GRAYEK WAS optimistic
about this turn of events. "I've
long prayed for this moment," he
said, "and I deem it an important
step on the road to full diplomatic
relations in my lifetime."
A heartening factor is the ap-
parent decrease of PLO influence
in Poland since this reporter's last
visit in 1983. The Arabs living in
Warsaw are from Libya, Iraq and
Lebanon, but the number permit-
ted entrance has been curtailed,
especially the corps of Arab
students who three years ago
seemed to be everywhere and are
now much less in evidence.
"There are only 1,890 Poles
listed as observant Jews in the en-
tire country, with perhaps four or
five times that number who rare-
ly, if ever, enter a synagogue"
said Michael Bialkowics, director
of the Jewish Religious Union in
Warsaw. This is a far cry from the
3.5 million before World War II.
And yet, the Polish government
seems intent on preserving the
vestiges, and on restoring the
desecrated places, symbols and
monuments of an annihilated peo-
THE PRIMARY function of
these clubs is to keep the Jewish
flame burning, to study current
trends in Judaism and to learn
more about Israel. Lectures and
cultural performances are regular
features of the society's annual
program. The society publishes
the excellent weekly newspaper,
FoUcs-Sztyme, in Yiddish and
Polish. Hebrew is a popular sub-
ject at the university but almost
all of those taking the course are
The sad fact is that intermar-
raige is pervasive and inevitable.
There seems no way that the in-
creasingly rare Jewish family unit
can remain intact. "How can I
raise my child to be a good Jew
and continue our traditions, if he
is in a Catholic environment; if he
or she can't find a Jewish friend,
let alone a Jew to marry?" was the
rueful question often heard by this
In Cracow there were 60,000
Jews before the war; now there
are less than 600. In the year
2000, the head of its community
observed, "we will be almost ex-
tinct. We have precious few sons
and daughters to maintain our
AND YET, the age-old in-
domitable spirit endures. The
Religious Union helps manage the
synagogues, takes care of the
cemeteries, the mikvahs, runs
kosher canteens in eight cities and
is preparing to open an attractive
kosher restaurant in the center of
Warsaw for foreign visitors.
You Have Wrong Man,
Demjanjuk's Lawyer Says
Continued from Page 1
prepared to admit to many of the
charges, but the accused is not the
man to whom the charge sheet
The small courtroom was filled
mainly with Justice Ministry of-
ficials and the media. The prisoner
spoke in his native Ukrainian,
translated into Hebrew and
English. An argument arose when
the defense asked that the Ukrai-
nian translator be replaced on
grounds that he is to be a prosecu-
tion witness. Another person of
Ukrainian origin took over the
client was unfit to stand trial at
this time because of an injury sus-
tained when the prison van skidd-
ed on the way from Ramie prison
to Jerusalem, was rejected by
court President Judge Dov Levin.
He said he was willing to hear
Demjanjuk's complaint in his
private chambers but would not
admit it to the trial proceedings.
Another complaint, voiced by
O'Connor, was that he has been
forced to appear in court without
the assistance of an Israeli lawyer.
He underscored this by apologiz-
ing repeatedly for his "imperfect
knowledge of Israeli law."
O'Connor was given special
dispensation by the Justice
Ministry several months ago to
plead in Israeli courts. An Israeli
lawyer was to be appointed to
assist him on points of law.
O'CONNOR TOLD reporters
after the hearing that he had
spoken to six attorneys referred
to him by the Israel Bar Associa-
tion but none was prepared to
give his time, "a year or year-and-
a-half," according to O'Connor, to
serve at the trial.
"Certainly, I cannot pay the
fees of Israel' lawyers who have
asked for $400,000 or $600,000
fees," O'Connor said.
Demjanjuk, 66, was stripped of
his U.S. citizenship in 1981 for ly-
ing about his alleged Nazi past. He
is the first Nazi war crimes
suspect extradited to Israel and
will be the first to stand trial here
since Adolf Eichmann who was
executed in 1962.
Enjoying an after-dinner conversation at the
recent Israel America Trade Week evening
hosted by Bank Leumi, are Mrs. Clayton Yeut-
ter, wife of the U.S. trade representative;
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres (right); and Eli Hur-
vitz (left), chairman of the Board of Bank
Trade Rep Says:
'People Won't Knock on Your Door'
Clayton Yeuter, the
United States Trade
Representative, believes
that if Israel wants to in-
crease its exports it must
find "market niches" for
itself as has South Korea
and Taiwan.
The challenge for Israeli firms is
to "find a niche that's a profitable
one and one in which they can
meet the competition, where
they'll not be overwhelmed by the
much larger firms that exist in the
United States or elsewhere," he
told reporters at a press con-
ference in his office.
20 from Israel where he spent a
week discussing the Free Trade
Agreement between the U.S. and
Israel which was signed
September 1, 1985. This first an-
nual consultation on the FT A,
which will alternate between
Jerusalem and Washington, was
held with Trade and Industry
Minister Ariel Sharon. He also
met with other officials, including
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
"Israeli exporters have not been
as aggressive as those in certain
Asian countries like Korea and
Taiwan," Yeuter said. He said he
advised the Israelis that "There's
a competitive world out there. The
market isn't going to come to
them. People aren't going to
knock on the doors in Tel Aviv
saying 'please sell me something.'
The Israeli exporters are going to
have to be out beating the bushes
and knocking on doors in the
market places of the world."
But Yeuter believes Israel can
do it. He said that Israel has
"sophisticated people, well-
educated" and a "skilled labor
force." However, he noted that
since Israeli wages are higher
than in Korea and Taiwan it can
not compete in labor intensive
products. Instead, it should seek
to export "relatively high tech,
sophisticated products," he said.
THE U.S.-ISRAEL Free Trade
Agreement calls for a series of
elimination and reduction of
tariffs between the two countries
by 1995. Yeuter said it is too early
to make an assessment of the
agreement's success but he
believes it can have only a positive
effect since "once trade barriers
are reduced trade expands."
"Israel will be the greater
beneficiary" of the agreement
because the smaller trading part-
ner always benefits more, Yeuter
said. But he stressed the U.S. also
benefits. "To the degree that
Israel becomes a larger winner
than the United States, that's
fine, as long as we are both win-
ners," he said.
In 1985, Israel for the first time
exported more to the U.S. than it
imported. It exported $2.2 billion
to the U.S. and imported $1.8
billion. For the first six months of
1986 Israel exported $1.2 billion
and imported $896 million.
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Friday, December 5, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Prognosis Poor
David Goldfarb Has Lung Cancer Added to His Ills
Former refusenik David
Goldfarb has been diagnos-
ed as having lung cancer
and underwent surgery
at Columbia-Presbyterian
Medical Center here, where
he has been a patient since
his arrival Oct. 16 aboard in-
dustrialist Armand Ham-
mer's private jet.
Goldfarb, who sought to
emigrate with his family since
1979, issued a plea from his
hospital bed for Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev to allow his
daughter, Ola, her husband, Lev,
and their two daughters, Katyal
10, and Nadia, 4, to join him in the
West. They first applied to
emigrate in 1979.
bachev, Goldfarb asked that his
daughter and family be permitted
to join him as a humanitarian
"I cannot offer any justification
for giving this privilege to my
daughter except perhaps for the
fact that 45 years ago I made a
contribution to the Soviet state on
the battlefield of Stalingrad .
Your recent reform in other areas
makes me believe that change is
possible" in the Soviet policy on
emigration, he wrote. The letter
was drafted into English by his
son, Alex Goldfarb.
David Goldfarb, 67, a retired
geneticist, was released suddenly
from his Moscow hospital bed last
month upon the personal in-
tervention of Hammer with Soviet
leaders, and immediately flown to
the United States with his wife,
Cecilia. His release followed a
long campaign for his freedom by
Alex, 39. a microbiologist at
Columbia-Presbyterian who im-
migrated to Israel in 1975. Alex
has been on the Columbia staff
since 1982.
David Goldfarb has been suffer-
ing from severe complications of
diabetes, including partial am-
putation of his foot. Goldfarb lost
his other leg as a Soviet war hero
in the Battle of Stalingrad during
World War II. He also suffers
from heart disease.
already are
a Zionist...
diagnosis was made by Dr. Ken-
neth Prager, attending physician
and a colleague of Alex Goldfarb.
Alex Goldfarb indicated that his
father's prognosis was uncertain.
Goldfarb's case became front-
page news when his son went
public with the information that
David Goldfarb had refused a re-
quest by the KGB to help frame
his friend, American reporter
Nicholas Daniloff, in 1984. During
Daniloffs month-long incarcera-
tion following his Aug. 30 arrest
for alleged espionage, Goldfarb of-
fered to testify in his behalf.
Alex Goldfarb feared for his
father's life and appealed to world
leaders and the American media
for his father's release, including
a trip to Iceland during the
Reagan-Gorbachev summit
meeting to push for his father's
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Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 5, 1986
'End Collaboration'
General Assembly Condemns
Israel's Ties to South Africa
(JTA) The General
Assembly has condemned
by a large margin Israel's
"increasing collaboration
with the racist regime of
South Africa" and demand-
ed that Israel terminate "all
forms of collaboration*' with
the Pretoria government.
Ruled Okay
Leading Israeli physicians and
Health Minister Shoshana Arbeli-
Almoslino welcomed the Chief
Rabbinate Council's ruling that
heart transplant operations are
permissible under certain condi-
tions according to religious law.
A leading heart surgeon com-
mented that the halachic decision
means that Israel is now among
the world's enlightened countries.
The Hadassah Medical Center
here announced preparations for
the first heart transplant surgery.
The hospital indicated that it is
fully qualified and equipped for
the procedure but had delayed on-
ly because it wanted to comply
with rabbinical directives
THE CHIEF Rabbinate ruling
came after weeks of discussion
between the 12-man Rabbinate
Council and a panel of doctors.
The issue was the definition of
death, as applied to the donor of
the heart or other vital organs.
Many rabbis had long insisted
that death occurs only when the
heart stops beating, regardless of
the fact that hearts can be kept
beating by artificial means after
the brain ceases to function. Now
apparently the Chief Rabbinate
accepts the medical definition of
death, which is death of the brain.
Shlomo (Joren. the former
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, said in an
article published in the Jerusalem
Post, that death occurs when the
part of the brain responsible for
breathing has ceased to function
for a minimum of seven minutes.
Goren wrote in connection with
Israel's first two liver transplant
operations performed at Rambam
Hospital in Haifa last month
without rabbinical sanction
because the transplants were
urgently needed Both patients
are in critical condition from post-
operative infections.
Stricter Rules
For Arms Dealers
TEL AVIV (JTA) Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin has in-
troduced amendments to existing
regulations governing reserve of-
ficers who become arms dealers
after retiring from active service.
The changes are a direct result of
recent cases in which high-
ranking former Israel Defense
Force officers were allegedly in-
volved in the illegal sale of
American weaponry stockpiled in
Israel to third parties.
While it is still permissible for
reservists to go into the arms
business or to export their
military know-how, they will
hereafter need to obtain two per-
mits, the same as required by
The vote last week was 102-29
with 26 abstentions. The anti
Israeli vote, singling Israel out for
alleged military and economic
cooperation with the apartheid
government of South Africa, mi
one of eight resolutions condemi
ing all aspects of South Africa >
apartheid policies.
ISRAEL IS singled out for con
demnation on this issue by th<
General Assembly every year as a
result of Arab pressure despite
the fact that Arab and other cour
tries are engaged in trade and
have other ties with South Africa,
According to information
distributed b> the Israel Mission
here. South Africa imported $10
billion worth of oil from the Arab
countries, from 1980 to 1984, in
violation of the 1979 UN oil em-
bargo on South Africa.
The anti-Israeli resolution
adopted by the Assembly charged
that Israel's ties with South
Africa constitute "a serious threat
to the international action for the
eradication of apartheid," and a
"threat to international peace and
underscored the alleged "military
and nuclear" cooperation between
Israel and South Africa, and re-
quested an immediate end of ties
between the two countries.
The United States, Canada and
Australia, as well as most of the
West European countries, joined
Israel in voting against the resolu-
tion. Israeli diplomats noted that
last year only 19 countries joined
Israel against a similar resolution,
while this year 28 countries sup-
ported Israel
The anti-Israeli vote was sharp-
ly condemned by Ambassador
Meir Joffe of the Israel Mission,
who blamed the Arabs and their
suporters for "hypocrisy." He
said that while the Arabs
themselves trade with South
Africa, they push for the condem-
nation of Israel. "This is part of
their political war against the
Jewish State." he declared.
Binyamin Netanyahu. Israel's
Ambassador to the UN charged
at the opening debate on apar-
theid recently that the General
Assembly is guilty of 'omission
and distortion of the facts" both
of Israel's alleged cooperation
with Pretoria and the extent of
the Arab oil trade with South
NETANYAHU disclosed that
Israel recently sent an official let-
ter to the UN Special Committee
Against Apartheid, reiterating its
opposition to apartheid and
declaring its willingness to par-
ticipate in international efforts to
end the practice of apartheid in
South Africa.
The anti-Israel vote coincided
with the 11th anniversary of the
General Assembly resolution
equating Zionism with racism.
One of the arguments the Arabs
used, when they pushed for the
adoption of the Zionism-equals-
racism resolution, was that Israel
was a major supporter of South
Africa's apartheid government.
Chana Rosnovsky, a member of the Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra, practices next to
photos of her sister, Elena Kei&s-Kuna,
brother-in-law Gennady and nephew Andrei,
who remain trapped in Leningrad. Chana
and Elena's mother, Meita Leikina, was
thrown into a Siberian psychiatric institution
for four years as cruel retribution for sending
Chana '$ violin out to her in Israel. The Stu-
dent Struggle for Soviet Jewry and
Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry,
which are spearheading American efforts for
the Keiss-Kuns' release, have expressed con-
cern that Andrei will soon be subjected to a
forced Red Army draft which will prevent the
family's emigration for many years.
In World of Hostility
What Can Jews Do To Wage Peace?
In a hostile world capable of
obliterating itself with
nuclear weapons, what can
concerned Jews do to wage
peace? Two Jews renowned
for their own such efforts
offered different ap-
proaches here
Nobel peace laureate Elie
Wiesel, an author and lecturer,
suggested words as a limited, but
the only, tool for peace. "... I am
much more pessimistic than many
of you. I used to believe that
words can work wonders. I no
longer believe that," he said.
"I do believe that the best
language available to human be-
ings is still words. When words
fail what replaces them as a form
of communication? There's only
one available form violence
so we must use words, and in this
area, we Jews have been
SPEAKING TO 375 people at
the presentation of the Jewish
Peace Fellowship's second
Abraham Joshua Heschel Peace
Award at the Lindenbaum Jewish
Community Center, Wiesel
pondered why the issue of peace
"hasn't penetrated the Jewish
community to a sufficient
degree Somehow the Jewish
community turns off. It's not
ready to listen, let alone act."
The reason, he postulated, may
be a feeling of helplessness. "I
agree there is something to that,"
he said, considering the god-like
powers of the leaders of the U.S.
and the USSR to begin the
destruction of the world with the
push of a button. "We must stop
that international death wish that
exists occasionally in society,"
Wiesel stated.
Even with words well used, he
doesn't foresee imminent and
complete change. "I don't believe
that we can change the course of
human destiny now," he said.
"But I do belive that if we con-
tinue together, we shall have
more people like us."
IN ISRAEL, this compassion
could catch fire with Jews and
Arabs, he predicted, causing "an
awakening of their own humanity
toward each other." Wiesel stated
that the true measure of a Jew's
humanity is his or her attitude
toward Palestinians.
Rabbi Bruce Cohen, the reci-
pient of the Heschel peace award,
embodies that attitude in his
work, Interns for Peace. The
10-year-old program has placed 73
Arabs and Jews from Israel, the
U.S. and other countries in more
than 25 Jewish and Arab villages
in Israel.
During their one or two-year
placements, the interns first learn
how to act as catalysts for peace.
Then they attempt to develop
educational, social, recreational or
community development projects
that Cohen said involve their Arab
and Jewish participants on equal
footing. The program has directly
affected 8,000 people, he said and
indirectly thousands more.
RATHER THAN utilizing
words for peace, as Wiesel sug
gested. Cohen advocates "direct
and concrete experience"
manifested in cooperative activi-
ty. However, his intended result
jibes with Wiesel's: a geometrical-
ly increasing cadre of people im-
bued with compassion and em-
pathy, willing to seek peaceful
solutions to conflict.
"By focusing on action-oriented
activities, not words, we believe
we're influencing the future," he
said. "You really cannot appeal to
groups to come together out of
simple, pure altruism, morals or
ethics. Rather, you can bring
together different groups to
join in projects that benefit both
parties equally.'"
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Herzog Says He'll Be Off
To West Germany in Early '87
At the Jewish Book Fair in New York, a
visitor to the booth of the Jewish Braille In-
stitute of America examines a copy of the first
English translation of the Five Books of Moses
in large print just published by JBI. Joanne
B. Jahr, assistant to the executive vice presi-
dent at JBI, explains how the type, binding
and glare-free pages were specially selected so
that visually-impaired readers could
again study Judaisms most sacred
Also on display at the fair were JBI's 'Talking
Books' audiocassette tapes of books on
Jewish themes plus tapes for learning-
disabled children and books and magazines in
Mixed Marriages
Can Non-Jewess Join Sisterhood?
The Women's League for
Conservative Judaism has
called upon the Rabbinical
Assembly's Committee on
Law and Standards to
determine whether the non-
Jewish woman in a mixed
marriage can become a
Sisterhood member.
At present, the Rabbinical
Assembly's Law Committee has
ruled that the 1,200 member Con-
servative rabbis should not accept
mixed marriage couples into their
congregations. However, there is
no sanction process, and there are
some Conservative rabbis who
have permitted mixed couples to
become synagogue members.
AT THE recent biennial
meeting of the Women's League,
a resolution was adopted stating:
"We recognize with concern the
growing rate of mixed marriages
and the resulting situations that
Don't Point
Minister Yitzhak Shamir said last
week there "is nothing to accuse
Israel of in connection with arms
sales to Iran. The Premier did not
deny there had been such sales.
But he insisted that it was "in
general not Israel's policy to
sell arms specifically to Iran." He
added: "There is no secret con-
spiracy between Israel and Kho-
meinist Iran."
Shamir was interviewed on
Israel Television as reports came
in from Washington of an ap-
parently ever-deepening Israeli
involvement in the public con-
troversy in the United States sur-
rounding the arms supply rela-
tionship with Iran.
Shamir said he thought the
predictions that Israel would
become embroiled in this con-
troversy, and would suffer from
it, were "exaggerated."
He said that, in general, states
which manufacture arms must sell
them abroad in order to maintain
their armaments industries.
continue to arise across the coun-
try in our affiliated Sisterhoods."
The resolution called on the
Rabbinical Assembly "to explore
all facets of the question and
establish standards and guidelines
for the synagogue and its af-
filiated organizations."
The resolution added: "We
recognize the needs of non-Jewish
women, married to Jewish men,
whether affiliated or unaffiliated
with a synagogue, who have ex-
pressed the desire to pursue
Jewish aims and ideals. We wish
to encourage their participation in
Jewish community life." The
Women's League called for the
development of an educational
and cultural outreach program to
the non-Jewish woman partner in
a mixed marriage.
RABBI Kassel Abelson, Rab-
binical Assembly president, told
the convention that the entire
question of mixed marriages must
be dealt with and that programs
should be established in each con-
gregation to "deal with these
questions and bring the family
closer to Judaism and closer to the
synagogue, so that children of all
mixed marriages will be raised as
Where interest develops, he ad-
ded, "because the family is warm-
ly welcomed into the congregation
and their problems sympathetical-
ly dealt with, we may discover
that the non-Jewish spouse will, at
some point, opt to study about
Judaism and even convert to
Abelson noted that many Con-
servative congregations are con-
fronted with such questions as:
should the children of a mixed
marriage be permitted to study in
religious schools, allowed to be
Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or even to get
married in the congregation?
"There is scarcely a family in
our congregations that has not
been touched by this problem in
the person of a child marrying out-
side of the faith," he added.
PHYLLIS HAAS, the past na
tional vice president of the
Women's League, agreed that
dealing with non-Jewish spouses
fa a mixed marriage becomes a
sensitive problem, which has been
on the increase in Conservative
congregations over the past
number of years. She felt that on-
ly halachically converted couples
should be accepted as members of
But Margery Saulson, the
Women's League's Michigan
branch president, who agreed that
the question of non-Jewish
spouses must be dealt with, said:
"We must embrace her and en-
courage her in the study of
Judaism. If we make the non-
Jewish female partner welcome,
we can undoubtedly elicit a volun-
tary conversion, since she will
recognize the wholesome quality
of religious Judaism and the
enrichment that such practices br-
ing to the entire Jewish family."
President Chaim Herzog an-
nounced last week that he
will make a State visit to
West Germany early next
year. It is intended to
reciprocate the visit to
Israel last year by West
German President Richard
von Weizsaecker.
According to the announcement
by Herzog's office, he will "imbue
the visit with the symbolic and
educational content of yizkor
(remembrance) in order to
strengthen world awareness of
the Holocaust which has been
HERZOG'S military aide, Col.
Ami Gluska, said the focal point of
the trip would be a gathering at
the site of the Bergen-Belsen con-
centration camp, which will give
the President's visit its historical
The announcement produced
mixed reactions. Some public
figures questioned the propriety
of Israel s chief of state visiting
the country where the Holocaust
was conceived. The President's of-
fice said Herzog had consulted
with senior ministers and the trip
was approved unanimously by the
Vice Premier and Foreign
Minister Shimon Peres vigorously
defended Herzog's plans. He said
Israel's relationship with Ger-
many had to be forward looking
while never forgetful of the past.
"If we want to have normal rela-
tions with a country, there have to
be reciprocal visits at various
levels," Peres said.
Premier Yitzhak Shamir, mean-
while, came to the defense of Her-
zog's two-week tour of Australia,
New Zealand, Southeast Asia and
Sri Lanka which ended amid
SHAMIR SAID critics of that
trip spoke from ignorance. The
President, he said, succeeded in
bringing Israel's message to an
important part of the world where
it had not been heard.
Shamir's remarks were an in-
direct swipe at Likud Liberal MK
Pinhas Goldstein, who charged
that Herzog's trip was poorly
planned and that the President
was inadequately briefed by his
aides and the government. He was
referring to political embar-
rassments encountered by Herzog
in Australia and New Zealand and
anti-Israel demonstrations that
greeted him in Singapore.
Goldstein introduced a Knesset
motion to debate the planning of
the trip. Shamir lunched with Her-
zog last week and received a first-
hand report on the President's
journey. Herzog will brief the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee on his trip
this week.
clergyman arrested late last
month in connection with a
Jerusalem bribery scandal was
identified as Shahe Ajamian, 60,
former Armenian Archbishop of
Jerusalem. He was remanded in
custody while police continue
their inquiry into the affair.
Ajamian was arrested along
with Jerusalem District Commis-
sioner Rafael Levy and several
Arabs businessmen from the
Jerusalem area. Levy, a top In-
terior Ministry official who is
chairman of the District Planning
Committee, is suspected of receiv-
ing bribes in return for favors to
Ajamian and the Arabs. The
favors allegedly invovled iden-
tification cards, land deals and in-
side information on planned
future projects.
Ajamian, whose identity was
withheld by the court until now, is
reportedly being questioned about
several weapons found in his
home and about the theft of
valuable treasures from the
Armenian Patriarchate in
His arrest has been criticized
privately by people in various
government and municipal agen-
cies who saw it as a "wrong
signal" to other clerics in
Jerusalem, given Ajamian's
known sympathy for Israel.
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Gov't. Knew Nothing of Funds Shunted to Contras
Continued from Page 1
over the $12 million cost of the
weapons, which were transferred
from the Department of Defense.
Meese referred several times to
"representatives of Israel" in that
connection and promptly cor-
rected himself after referring
once to "representatives of the
Israel government."
Peres, who was Prime Minister
when the transactions with Iran
occurred, addressed the Knesset
in response to seven urgent agen-
da motions on the issue, severely
critical of the government.
Several were introduced by leftist
factions, which were the most
vociferous in their condemnation.
But there was strong criticism as
well from Labor and Likud MKs.
Only Yuval Neeman. leader of the
ultra-nationalist Tehiya Party un-
conditionally supported the
government's position.
FLAYING HIS critics as
"hypocrites who presume to
speak in the name of a lofty
morality," Peres strongly defend-
ed the Reagan Administration's
objectives which, according to
Meese, were to end the Iran-Iraq
war, reduce Iranian support of
terrorism and free American
hostages held by pro-Iranian
groups in Lebanon.
"In life," Peres said, "there are
often agonizing conflicts and con-
tradictions between equally press-
ing moral claims," and in the Iran
affair, Israel acted "solely out of
moral consideration." He cited as
a parallel Israel's decision last
year to free 1,150 terrorists and
other security detainees in ex-
change for three Israel Defense
Force prisoners of war in the
hands of terrorists in Lebanon.
He said he had nothing but ad-
miration for President Reagan,
who "does not rest for one mo-
ment" in his efforts on behalf of
American hostages. "Israel was
asked to help secretly, and it was
glad to do so,"' Peres said. There
was no question of "American
pressure." he said.
HE DISMISSED the idea that
the arms Israel sent Iran at the
behest of "the friendly U.S. Ad-
ministration'' could tilt the
balance in the Gulf war. The of-
ficial government statement
described them as "defensive
arms and spare parts." According
to Peres. $12 million worth of
arms was insignificant compared
to Iran's massive supplies from
other countries. China alone, he
said, sent Iran some $3 billion
Foreign Minister Peres
worth of military equipment.
Peres said he himself was "as
disgusted as anyone" by the
regime of the Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini in Tehran, which- has
assailed Israel in the most violent
terms ever since it took power in
1979. At the same time, Peres
stressed that Israel has "no
obligation to Iraq" which he
charged has become "a center for
the PLO" and could send "dozens
of divisions" against Israel at any
time in the future.
Peres disclosed that he spoke to
U.S. Secretary of State George
Shultz by telephone last Tuesday
(Nov. 25) and also to Meese,
though he did not say when. He
observed that neither had accused
Israel of "intrigues in
Washington." He also insisted
that Israel had no pecuniary in-
terest in the arms deal. It did not
make "a single penny" and did
not act out of any self interest, he
MEESE SAID at his press con-
ference that "all shipments in
which the United States was in-
volved were made through
Israel." But he said Israel had
made two shipments of arms to
Iran on its own, one in August or
September. 1985 and one in
November. 1985. He said the U.S.
"condoned" both shipments after
the fact and that the second ship-
ment had been sent back by Iran.
He did not elaborate.
Peres defended the govern-
ment's failure to inform the
Knesset or even a subcommittee
of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs
and Security Committee about the
arms shipments. He said he had
faced a clash between moral im-
peratives: democratic supervision
Case of Holocaust Revisionist
May Be Reactivated in Canada
Brunswick (JTA) The
case of Malcolm Ross, the
author of booklets alleging a
worldwide Jewish con-
spiracy and denying that the
Holocaust happened, may
be reactivated because of a
fresh complaint.
Dr. Julius Israeli, the original
plaintiff in the case, has lodged a
new complaint with New
Brunswick Attorney-General
David Clark, asking that Ross be
charged with promoting hatred
against Jews.
Israeli, an Orthodox Jew living
in Newcastle, about 100 miles
from here, argues Ross should be
charged with disseminating hate
propaganda, because of several
articles Ross published in local
newspapers in New Brunswick
IN ARTICLES published in the
Northumberland News and the
of the executive and betrayal of an
ally's secret. Had it been Israel's
secret alone, it would have been
brought to the knowledge of
Knesset members, Peres said.
But the mood in the chamber
was angry. Haim Ramon, the
ranking Laborite in the.Knesset
Finance Committee, castigated
the government's arms transfer
policy. He spoke of "the darkest
regimes in South America" as
Israel's customers for weapons
and noted that Israel was "still
selling arms to Somoza when the
Sandinistas were at the gates of
Managua." He was referring to
the late Gen. Anastasio Somoza-
Debayle, the Nicaraguan dictator,
ousted by the Sandinista-led
revolution in July, 1979.
YOSSI SARID of the Civil
Rights Movement (CRM) said that
by selling arms to Iran, Israel had
"given direct encouragement to
the most extreme element in the
Middle East" and it was "an en-
couragement of terrorism."
Elazar Granot of Mapan
demanded, "How do you know
that these arms have not reached
the Hezbullah?" a reference to the
pro-Khomeini Islamic terrorist
group in Lebanon.
Mordechai Virshubsky of Shinui
called the arms deal "a blow to the
good name of Israel and to its na-
tional security."
The post-midnight government
statement followed an urgent
meeting between Premier Yitzhak
Shamir, Peres, Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin and their aides last
Tuesday night (Nov. 25).
It was apparently decided that
Israel must respond to Meese's
allegations about its transfer of
funds to the Contras in time for
U.S. television prime time
The statement said: "Israel con-
firms that it helped transfer
Miramichi Leader last month,
Ross writes why he published his
allegedly anti-Semitic books,
where the public can buy them,
and how he came upon his beliefs.
Israeli believes that it is enough
to reactivate hate charges against
Earlier this fall, Clark decided
not to charge Ross with pro-
moting hatred against Jews after
a year-long investigation by the
Moncton police force and the At-
torney General's office.
Clark explained that two of
Ross's books did not fall within
the definition of hate literature
and that a third probably did.
quickly decided to reconsider that
decision after several journalists
in New Brunswick were able to
get copies of the book, "Web of
Deceit," from local libraries. Only
a few days later, however, Clark
announced his original decision
not to charge Ross would stand.
defensive arms and spare parts
from the U.S. to Iran, this in
response to an American request.
The payment for this equipment
was transferred directly by an Ira-
nian representative to a Swiss
bank according to the instructions
of U.S. representatives. These
funds did not pass through Israel.
"The government of Israel was
surprised by the announcement to
the effect that part of these funds
were transferred to the Contras.
This matter is not connected at all
to Israel, and the Israeli govern-
ment had no knowledge of it. Ob-
viously Israel was not and is not
prepared to serve as a conduit for
such a transfer."
wondering whether Israel's denial
of a key part of Meese's statement
would heighten tensions between
Jerusalem and Washington. The
Reagan Administration, for the
moment, is embattled and on the
defensive and there is no knowing
what revelations may emerge in
the course of Congressional hear-
ings and the Justice Department's
own investigation of the arms
sales and transfer of monies to the
President Reagan, who address-
ed the press briefly before Meese,
admitted he had not been inform-
ed of "one aspect" of the im-
plementation of his arms sales
policy, which "was seriously flaw-
ed." He announced that his Na-
tional Security Adviser, Vice Ad-
miral John Poindexter, had
resigned and that his aide, Marine
Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North, has
been dismissed from the National
Security Council staff.
North, believed directly involv-
ed in support of the Contras and
of rebels seeking to topple the
Marxist government of Angola,
was a key figure in the Iran arms
deal and transfer of funds to the
Attorney General Meese
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Alarming Divorce Rate
Orthodox Jews Are Studying, Doing Things About It
Orthodox Jews alarmed by the
increasing rate of divorce among
their co-religionists are both stu-
dying the problem and doing
something about it. In 1970, York
University sociologist Leo Davids
formed, with his brother-in-law,
Or Yehudi Shields, the Jewish
Marriage Education Committee in
Toronto. Committee members
lead a Jewish Marriage Prepara-
tion Course in various locations in
A roughly parallel recognition
of the problem and a program for
U.S. Orthodox Jewish marriages
was reported to the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency in a
telephone interview with Dr.
Jacob Wiener, a coordinator of a
Jewish Family Study group on
divorce. The study group was
formed about two years ago under
auspices of the Association of Or-
thodox Jewish Scientists, head-
quartered in Brooklyn.
Wiener, training manager in the
Department of Social Services of
New York City, said a report on
the findings of the AOJS commit-
tee would be completed and ready
for distribution in three or four
DAVIDS SAID that the Cana
dian group at first emphasized en-
couraging husbands and wives in
deteriorating marriages to follow
the Jewish laws of family purity.
While emphasis on Taharat
Hamishpocka remains, the course
has come to delve into other
ispects of marriage, such as
finances, communications and in
aw relationships. Wiener agreed
that counseling efforts could not
>e restricted to a single element of
marriage, no matter how
Hank and Maria Samuel took
the marriage course in Canada
There'll Be
No Pillorying
Of Israel
Continued from Page I
Laureate for 1986, also expressed
concern that Israel might become
a scapegoat in the current crisis in
Washington. "Israel's name was
mentioned today (Nov. 25) too
many, much too many times,"
Wiesel noted, referring to the
events surrounding the resigna-
tion of Vice Admiral John
Poindexter as National Security
Adviser and a statement by At-
torney General Edwin Meese
charging that Israeli represen-
tatives deposited money paid by
Iran for arms in Swiss bank ac-
counts set up by the Contra rebels
in Nicaragua.
Wiesel presented in the course
of the dinner the Bonds' Interna-
tional Elie Wiesel Remembrance
Award to Sigmund Strochlitz, a
prominent businessman and
Jewish leader, who, like Wiesel
was an inmate in the Auschwitz
concentration camp during World
War II. H
STROCHLITZ and Wiesel have
been active on the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council, of which
wiesel is chairman. The dinner
last week was also sponsored by
the Elie Wiesel Holocaust
Memorial Museum Endowment
Fund in Washington.
The award presented to
Strochlitz was a bronze statue by
sculptor Chaim Gorss with an
engraved quotation from Isaiah
58:1: "Cry aloud, spare not/lift up
thy voice like a trumpet."
Strochlitz received the award in
recognition of "his dedicated ef-
forts to keep alive the memory of
the Holocaust," said Miles Ler-
man, dinner chairman.
before their December, 1985 mar-
riage, and now serve as resource
persons for the Canadian commit-
tee. They point out that problems
develop when a bride and groom
choose to live a more religiously
observant life than their parents.
The Samuels said that the com-
mittee of course helps Jews plann-
ing marriage, as well as Jews in
early stages of their new relation-
ship. It identifies what parts of
the marriage are custom, and
therefore subject to "negotiation
for the sake of family peace, and
which are not."
Sociologist Davids attributed
the current breakdown in Jewish
family life to several problems.
One is physical isolation of many
newly-married couples from
parents, older relatives and
friends, a situation which forces
them to depend on "their own
wisdom, life experiences and
financial resources." He explain-
ed that stress in such marriages,
which "used to be shared, is now
borne alone."
women now frequently must work
outside the home. This generates
increasing demands on their
energy, time and inner resources,
as well as imposing unique strains
on the marital relationship, he
Davids indicated he had no illu-
sion that marriage preparation
courses will solve the problem of
increasing divorce among Cana-
dian Jews, Orthodox and non-
Orthodox. But he said he was
heartened that Canadian Or-
thodox leaders are recognizing
that the laws of family purity do
not automatically preserve the
marriage bond, and that Canadian
Jewish community leaders realize
that just being Jewish also does
not preserve those bonds. Wiener
Davids asserted that a Jewish
community is "derelict" if it fails
to note the marriage problem and
"try to come to terms" with it.
Golda Meir Chapter in Century
Village East, Deerfield Beach,
will hold their meeting on Mon-
day, Dec. 8, at noon, at Temple
Beth Israel. The Chapter would
like to encourage attendance from
Dade and Broward County
Chapters as their guests.
Kishona Chapter extends a
warm welcome to all members to
attend their meeting on Wednes-
day, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at
American Savings and Loan
Bank, Century Village in West
Palm Beach. Refreshments will be
The Chai Club of B'nai B'rith
Women's Chapter of Boca Raton
will tender a luncheon for its
members on Wednesday, Dec. 17
at 1:30 p.m.
The luncheon will be held at
Chiang Mai of Boca Raton,
Both Liver Transplants Dead,
But Operations To Continue
Schreier, Israel's second liver
transplant patient, died last
Thursday at Rambam Hospital in
Haifa, 18 days after surgery. His
death followed by five days that of
the first transplant patient, Mira
Schichmanter. Despite the set-
backs, Rambam Hospital director
Albert Sattinger said the liver
transplant operations would con-
tinue and the Health Ministry con-
firmed that.
Doctors at the hospital said that
Schreier, like Schichmanter, suc-
cumbed to complications arising
from the advanced stages of their
liver ailments, not the surgery.
Both underwent second opera-
tions to correct internal hemor-
rhaging. According to Sattinger,
neither patient would have lived
more than a few days if they
hadn't received transplants.
He stressed that it was impossi-
ble to evaluate liver transplants
on the basis of only two cases. He
noted that the first four liver
transplants carried out at
children's Hospital, in Pittsburgh,
Pa., where the technique was
developed, also failed to save the
patients' lives, but now there is a
70-80 percent chance of success.
Dr. Yigal Kam, who operated on
Schreier and Schichmanter. was
trained in the procedure at the
Pittsburgh hospital.
Sattinger noted further that the
Israeli patients applied for
transplants only at a late stage of
their illness. The family of
Schreier, who was 59 and lived in
Moshav Shoresh, near Jerusalem,
said they were all aware of the
risks, but decided they were
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Settlers Vow Unrest
If Land-for-Peace Is Policy
- While the Middle East
peace process appears to be
on hold, the future of the
West Bank and Gaza con-
tinues to be a major topic of
argument in both Israel and
the United States.
In the U.S. especially, even in
the Jewish community, the
assumption is that a solution re-
quires Israeli withdrawal at least
from part of the West Bank.
But Elyakim Haetzni, a member
of the Kiryat Arba Municipal
Council and a leader of the Judaea
and Samaria settlement move-
ment, is in the U.S. to stress that
if the Israeli government would
agree to withdrawal, thousands of
Jewish settlers would refuse to
"I will remain," he said in a talk
recently at the American Enter-
prise Institute, a Washington-
based think tank.
HAETZNI, a lawyer and
founder of Elisha (Citizens for
Judaea, Samaria, Gaza, Jerusalem
and Golan), said any Israeli
withdrawal would be "illegal" and
that any Israeli leader who agreed
to such a step would be a
If the Israeli army were to try to
evict the Jewish settlers there
would be no "bloodshed" between
Jews. Instead, he said, the settlers
would engage in "civil
Haetzni was joined at the AEI
by Ehud Sprinzak, a senior lec-
turer in political science at
Hebrew University who is cur-
rently a visiting professor at
American University here.
Sprinzak said Haetzni
represents what he calls the
"radical right" in Israel. The "bad
news" is that this group
represents "a very significant and
influential stream in Israel's
political culture" with the support
of 20-25 percent of Israelis, Sprin-
zak said.
HE SAID the radical right was
the most "dynamic camp" in
Israeli politics. He said they have
a particular appeal to the youth,
who recognize that these people,
unlike others, believe what they
In addition, Sprinzak said that
non-political Israelis have been en-
couraged to move to the West
Bank by the offer of inexpensive
housing. Once there they become
quickly involved in supporting the
views of the radical right.
Sprinzak said the radical right is
made up of five elements. The
first and most important is Gush
Emunim, which spearheaded the
settlement movement. The second
is the Tehiya Party, which enjoys
the support of 7-8 percent of
Israelis, according to Sprinzak.
Kahane's Kach group, he said.
The fourth group are "extreme
rabbis and intellectuals" who
speak like Gush Emunim but think
like Kahane, Sprinzak said.
He said the final group is made
up of Trade and Industry Minister
Ariel Sharon and his followers in
Likud. He said they remain in
Likud in hopes that Sharon can
become Prime Minister.
Sprinzak said the radical right
has grown since 1977 and the
signing of the Camp David Ac-
cords, which they opposed. He at-
tributed this to the lack of a Likud
leader who has the personal
authority to make international
agreements and then tell those op-
posed, "You are not going to tell
me how to defend Israel."
Haetzni did not directly reply to
Sprinzak's analysis, although he
called the Camp David
agreements a "sellout."
But he made a strong defense of
the Jewish right to live in Judaea
and Samaria. "It is difficult to
understand the difference bet-
ween Jaffa and Hebron or if you
like Ramie and Ramallah," he
said. He noted that Israel cap-
tured Ramie and Jaffa in 1948 and
Hebron and Ramallah in 1967.
HE SAID that as Israel did
when East Jerusalem was
liberated in the Sue-Day War, "we
should have made it clear in '67
that Judaea and Samaria are the
real goal of our return to the Land
of Israel. This is the place where
the Bible took place."
"Do we live in the time of the
Bible or do we live today?" Sprin-
zak responded. He said that he
and many other Israelis do not
want to live like the rest of the
Middle East, but in a democracy,
something which he suggested the
radical right does not want.
Haetzni said that while he
favors annexing Judaea and
Samaria, he would not do so until
a quarter of a million Jews live
there. About 70,000 Jews do now.
Then he said he would favor
autonomy for the Palestinians liv-
ing there. He said the more Jews
in the area "the less anxiety, the
less nervous" the Jewish settlers
will be and the more self-
government the Palestinians
could have.
BUT SPRINZAK said that
Jews and Arabs living side-by-side
does not guarantee friendship. He
noted that in the West Bank there
is Jewish vigilantism and Jewish
terrorism for the first time in 40
Asked if Arabs on the West
Bank under his plan would be
allowed to vote for the Knesset,
Haetzni said he would agree to
that when Jews could vote in Jor-
dan. He noted that Jordan allows
no Jews and no one challenges
Haetzni pointed out that there
are several towns called Hebron in
the U.S. "Imagine if the mayor
there or the central government
would decide that Jews there can-
not buy land or buy a home or
open a shop or live in Hebron," he
said. He added that in the
"Original Hebron" that was the
HE GAVE a long legal argu-
ment for Israel's right to the West
Bank and Gaza. He noted that
both the Balfour Declaration and
the British Mandate listed
Palestine as what is now Israel,
the West Bank and Jordan. But
Britain broke off Eastern
Palestine in 1922 to give to King
Abdullah and in the 1939 White
Paper forbade any Jewish settle-
ment in Judaea and Samaria as
well as immigration. He said the
new Israeli government dissolved
the White Paper, which meant
that settlement in the West Bank
was no longer illegal.
Anxious Soviet Jewry activists surround SI-year-old Israeli
biologist Mikhail Skirman, dying of leukemia, at a New York
news conference, as he accepts a call relayed from Moscow telling
whether his sister, who could provide life-saving bone marrow,
would be permitted to leave the USSR. A few moments later, all
were in smiles as it was confirmed that the Kremlin finally
relented to an international pressure campaign. The Soviets
deliberately delayed the release of the sister, Inessa Flerov, so long
that Shirman s chances of survival have now slipped below 15 per-
cent, and the marrow transplant may no longer be possible.
In addition, Haetzni stressed
that after conquering the West
Bank in 1948, Abdullah passed a
new law that the Arabs on both
sides of the Jordan are "one peo-
ple." Noting that the majority of
Jordanians are Palestinians,
Haetzni said that there is already
a Palestinian state.
He said that fear of what would
happen if Jordan had added to it
the 1.3 million Palestinians in the
West Bank and Gaza is one of the
reasons that King Hussein could
not answer the invitation to
negotiations during the two years
Shimon Peres was Premier.
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