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Reagan Demands
Israel-USSR Relations
President Reagan reiterated
that if the Soviet Union wants
to participate in the Middle
East peace process, it must
"resume diplomatic relations
with the State of Israel."
Reagan, in a pre-summit in-
terview with television jour-
nalists from Europe and
Japan, also stressed that the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion cannot represent the
Palestinians in negotiations
with Israel since the PLO
"refuses to recognize the right
of Israel to exist as a nation."
The president expressed op-
timism about the chances for
acceptance of Secretary of
State George Shultz's pro-
posals on negotiations bet-
ween Israel and a Jordanian-
Arab delegation. "I believe
there is a desire in the Middle
East to settle once and for all
what is still technically a state
of war between the Arab na-
tions and Israel," he said.
Reagan did not indicate
whether he would press the
Soviets to accept the Shultz in-
itiative in his talks with Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev in
Moscow, which begin May 29.
Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres, following his
30-minute meeting with
Reagan said the summit was
the next stage in the peace
process. Peres said he did not
expect an agreement in
Moscow, but expressed hope
that the talks would pave the
way for eventual Soviet sup-
port for Shultz's proposals.
Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Shamir opposes the Shultz
plan for an international con-
ference on the grounds that it
would lead to pressure on
Israel from the Soviet Union
and the Arab countries. Peres
stressed in Washington that
while Israel does not need such
a conference, it is the only way
to bring Jordan into
Reagan reiterated that
"we've made it plain" that the
United States wants an inter-
national conference not "to
dictate a settlement, but to be
helpful if we can; to give ad-
vice and to make proposals
that might help them arrive at
a fair and just peace."
The Soviet Union, however,
wants an international con-
ference that would actually
Continued on Page 7
SOLDIERS' ORIENTATION Israeli soldiers armed with short M-16's arrive in Bethlehem
on an "orientation excursion" to the administered West Bank. Both girls and boys enter the ar-
my at the age of eighteen, the girls serve (too years compulsory and the boys three. AP/Wide World
Yeshiva U. Honors Perlman-
Yeshiva University held
commencement exercises at
Lincoln Center's Avery
Fisher Hall, the first off-
campus commencement exer-
cises in the institution's 57
years of this annual academic
Ambassador Vernon
Walters, the U.S. Ambas-
sador to the UN will received
an honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters
degree (D.H.L.) and deliv-
ered the Commencement
address Thursday, June 2, at
9 a.m.
Itzhak Perlman, the world
renowned Israeli-born viol-
inist, also received an
honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters degree, as did David
S. Wyman, author and
professor of modern Amer-
ican history ut the University
of Massachusetts at
Amherst; Martin C. Barell,
Chancellor, New York State
Board of Regents; Blanche
Etra, attorney and secretary,
Board of Directors, Yeshiva
University's Benjamin N.
Cardozo School of Law; and
Dr. Eliyahu Kanovsky, dean
of faculty of Social Sciences
at Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Gersion Appel,
$50 Million Raised For Memorial
Professor Emeritus o.
Yeshiva University, and
author of works on Jewish
law and philosophy, received
the honorary Doctor of
Divinity degree.
As part of the festivities,
two graduating classes cele-
brated significant miles-
On Wednesday evening,
June 1, the Yeshiva College
class of 1938 and 1963 classes
of Yeshiva College and Stem
College for Women marked
their 25th and 50th anniver-
The United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum fund-
raising campaign has gone
over the $50 million level in
gifts and pledges and is
gaining momentum, according
to U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Council Chairman Harvey
The total includes gifts of $1
million or more from 16
Museum Founders from Wash-
ington, Maryland, Virginia,
New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio
and California. All of the funds
to build and equip the museum
will be from private donations.
The museum is being built on
a federally-donated site adja-
cent to the National Mall.
To build and minimally
endow the museum will
require $147 million. About
$60 million will be required to
construct the museum, and
another $30 million will be
required to install the perma-
nent exhibition. The balance of
the funds will provide endow-
ment to support the operations
of the museum and to fund its
Lehman Increases Refugee Aid
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Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir lays a wreath
at the traditional memorial ceremony at
Ammunition Hill, Jerusalem, scene of some
of the toughest fighting in 1967.
Jewish Floridian Staff Writer
AN additional $17.5 million
in funds above the Reagan Ad-
ministration's request for
Soviet and other refugee set-
tlement programs in Israel
was approved by the full
House Appropriations Com-
mittee last week. The entire
$12 billion Foreign Aid Ap-
propriations Bill for fiscal year
1989, which includes $3 billion
in military and economic aid to
Israel, is expected to reach the
House floor by Memorial Day.
U.S. Rep. William Lehman
was the pivotal force in per-
suading his colleagues in the
House Appropriations Sub-
committee on Foreign Opera-
tions to increase the Ad-
ministration's proposed $10
million refugee aid request to
$27.5 million.
"The key reason for the in-
crease was the increase in the
number of refugees," Lehman
said, citing a rise in refugees
from the Soviet Union, as well
as Iran, Ethiopia and
"WE were able to do it
despite the' problems in
Israel," said Lehman. He call-
ed Israel's refugee program a
model program for the world,
because "in Israel, refugees
are welcomed, unlike in other
countries ..."
Lehman's $17.5 million
amendment to the Foreign Aid
Bill comes in a year when the
government is cutting $20
billion from the general
Neale Katz, director general
of United Israel Appeal's
Israel office, the recipient of
the grant, said during a
Continued on Page 7

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 3, 1988
Soviet Jews Not Required
To Go To Israel,
Moscow Maintains
French Conservative Parties
Refuse Le Pen Alliance
officials have categorically
denied reports that Jewish
emigrants would in the future
be required to travel via
Bucharest directly to Israel.
Jews applying for exit visas
will still have the option to
emigrate by way of Vienna,
where they may decide which
country to go to, Karl Blecha,
the Austrian interior minister,
told reporters in Moscow.
Blecha, who is visiting the
Soviet Union to coordinate
anti-drug enforcement meas-
ures, said the Soviet officials
informed him that Jewish
emigres would still have
freedom of choice.
Blecha said he expects an
increase in Jewish emigration
through Vienna this year
because of a more liberal
TORONTO (JTA) District
court Judge Ronald Thomas
sentenced Ernst Zundel to
nine months in jail for
publishing a pamphlet denying
the Nazi Holocaust ever took
The Toronto publisher and
West German citizen was
found guilty, after a four-
month trial, of publishing a
pamphlet by a British fascist
titled "Did Six Million Really
Zundel could have received a
maximum jail sentence of two
years for violating Canada's
statutes against spreading
"false news." Prosecutor John
Pearson had asked for a sent-
ence close to the maximum and
a period of probation in which
Zundel would be prevented
from repeating his claims.
But in denying the proba-
tionary period, Thomas
declared that "the likelihood of
rehabilitation is nil." He stated
that Zundel believes in the
dogma of Adolf Hitler, is still a
follower of National Socialism
and will continue to hold his
He added: "There was no
sign that the community had
been tainted by his venom. It is
Mr. Zundel who is to be pitied.
He has been rejected twice by
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Soviet policy in granting exit
visas. The number of Jews
leaving the Soviet Union rose
from around 1,000 in 1986 to
more than 8,000 in 1987.
During the first four months of
1988, nearly 4,000 Soviet Jews
passed through Vienna, Blecha
I sraeli authorities,
concerned over the high rate
of "drop-outs" Soviet Jews
who go to countries other than
Israel after leaving the Soviet
Union with Israeli visas
have been urging direct flights
from Moscow to Tel Aviv in
order to bypass Vienna.
This past year, direct flights
have been inaugurated via
Bucharest, where Soviet Jews
can pick up their visas at the
Israeli mission. Romania is the
only Eastern bloc nation that
has full diplomatic relations
with Israel.
PARIS (JTA) France's
two center-right parties went
on record against any alliance
with Jean-Marie Le Pen's
radical right-wing National
Front, even if it means a loss
of seats in the next N
The decision was announced
by Jacques Chirac's Rally for
the Republic and Raymond
Both would need some of the
4.5 million votes cast for Le
Pen in the first round of the
French presidential elections
April 24 if they are to remain a
sizeable bloc in Parliament.
Polls taken after President
Francoise Mitterrand decided
to dissolve Parliament and call
for early elections projected an
absolute Socialist majority in

the next Chamber of Deputies.
The pollsters said the two
center-right parties would
have to depend on Le Pen
supporters in a third of
France's 555 metropolitan
constituencies. Le Pen, who
waged his presidential
campaign with xenophobic
appeals, won a surprising 14.4
percent of the popular vote.
He and Barre were elimi-
nated in the first round and
Mitterrand went on to defeat
Chirac, then the premier, in
the run-off election May 8.
Mitterrand has called for
parliamentary elections on
June 5 with a run-off on June
Le Pen has asked his suppor-
ters to abstain in the upco
elections if the two conserva-
tive parties refuse to reach
agreements with him. Center-
rightists have vowed to
boycott Le Pen "come what
But political observers say
some local alliances with the
National Front must be
concluded if the conservatives
want to elect a sizeable
number of deputies.
Le Pen will personally run
for Parliament in Marseilles,
where he won 30 percent of
the popular vote. Two of his
top aides, Pascal Arrigi and
Michel Megret, also plan to
run from Marseilles.
All three are seeking
support in the inner city,
live. French Jews, almost
without exception, oppose Le
Pen, whom they consider
racist. Although he insists he
is not anti-Semitic, he has
publicly denigrated the Holo-
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Friday, June 3, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Allison Hope Lefcort,
daughter of Roni and Robert
Lefcort, was called to the
Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, May 28. As an
ongoing Temple project, she
"Twinned" with Sofya
Gorokhov of the Soviet Union.
Allison is a seventh grade
student at Boca Raton Middle
School and attends the Temple
Beth El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were her sister,
Jessica; and grandparents
Ruth Holtsberg and Leona and
Joe Lefcort, all of Palm Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lefcort
hosted the kiddush in Allison's
honor following the Shabbat
Morning Service.
Jodie Lauren Furr,
daughter of Dr. Sheila and
Robert Furr, was called to the
Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, May 21. As an
ongoing Temple project, she
was "Twinned" with Evgenya
Chernobilsky of the Soviet
Jodi is a seventh grade
student at Pine Crest School
and attends the Temple Beth
El Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were her sister
Jessica, and grandparents
Shirley and Alvin Cohen of
Boca Raton, and Helen and
Olin Furr of Clinton, S.C.
Jodi's parents hosted a
kiddush in her honor following
Shabbat Morning Service.
Jason Todd Frank, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Frank of
Pembroke Pines, celebrated
his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday,
May 28, at Temple Beth Ahm,
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Haftorah in proxy for Kiril
Altman of Uzbek, SSR, USSR.
Jason is a student at Pines
Middle School. His hobbies are
music, computers and science.
Special guests at the celebra-
tion were Mrs. Frances King
of Pembroke Pines, Sy and
Anita Silverman of Hollywood,
Mrs. Roz Frank, and Jason's
sister and brother.
Gwen Diamond, daughter of
Andrea and Dr. Marshall
Diamond, was called to the
Torah of Temple Beth El of
Boca Raton as a Bat Mitzvah
on Saturday, May 28. As an
ongoing Temple project she
was "Twinned" with Irina
Bokman of the Soviet Union.
A seventh grade student at
Boca Raton Academy, Gwen
attends the Temple Beth El
Religious School.
Family members sharing in
the simcha were her brother,
Scott; and grandparents,
Annette Gross or Delray
Beach and Beatrice and Sol
Diamond of Hallandale.
Dr. and Mrs. Diamond
hosted a kiddush in Gwen's
honor following Havdalah
Villas In Boca
Spring home sales are
continuing at the adult
community of Town Villas at
Moon Lake in Boca Raton.
Harry Weitzer, president of
Weitzer Moon Lake Ltd., the
developer of the community,
says that since the first of the
year they've averaged ten
home sales a week. "The prime
location, the outstanding home
design and community
features, plus the convenience
of immediate occupancy have
proven popular with home-
buyers," explains Weitzer.
The single-story homes offer
a living and dining area, an
eat-in kitchen, a double-master
bedroom suite, two baths,
ample storage space, and a
garage, priced from the low
The community has an abun-
dance of lakes and a few lake-
side villas are still available.
Some of the modern conve-
niences included with the
purchase of each home are a
full appliance package, theat-
rical lighting, ceramic tile
floors in the bathrooms, wall-
to-wall carpeting, and smoke
The community has a recrea-
tion center, with a clubhouse,
tennis courts, swimming pool,
Jacuzzi, card and billiard
rooms, sun deck, auditorium,
and exercise room.
Town Villas at Moon Lake is
located two miles north of
Glades Road on Lyons Road in
Boca Raton.
Synagogue cAfeu/s
B'nai Torah Congregation,
Boca Raton will hold Shabbat
services on Friday, June 10, at
8:15 p.m. Shabbat morning
services on Saturday, June 11
begin at 9:30 a.m. when Alisha
Botoff will become a Bat
Rabbi Dr. Louis L. Sacks will
preach the sermon on the
theme "Peace of Mind" at the
Sabbath Morning Service
Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow.
A sermon on the theme "The
Grass-Hopper Complex" will
be given by Dr. Sacks at the
Sabbath Morning Service on
Saturday, June 11, 8:30 a.m.
Kiddush will follow.
Dr. Sacks will preach the
sermon on the theme "Right-
eous Indignation" at the
Sabbath Morning Service
Saturday, June 18, 8:30 am.
Kiddush will follow.
A seminar in the Talmudic
Tome "Perke O'Vas" (Ethics
of Fathers) will be led by Dr.
Sacks in the course of Sabbath
Twilight Minyon Services.
Daily classes in the "Judaic
Code of Religious Law"
(Schulchan Oruch) are led by
Rabbi Sacks at 7:30 a.m.,
preceeding the Daily Minyon
Services, and at 6:30 p.m. in
conjunction with the Daily
Twilight Minyon Services.
For information: 499-9229.
The last meeting of the
season of the Singles Club of
Temple Emeth, Delray Beach,
will take place on Monday,
June 13, noon.
Singer Alex Redhill, accom-
panied by Gizelle, will present
a program of comedy and
song. Refreshments will be
served. Ann Browning is
program chairman.
Temple Emeth is located at
5780 W. Atlantic Avenue.
Woman's American ORT
Boca Century Chapter will
have its final meeting of the
season on Wednesday, June 8
at Lakeside Holiday Inn on
Glades Road. Luncheon will be
served and a fashion show
presented. Reservations, at
$8.75 each, are required. Call
Betty 483-0224.
The Delray-Boynton
Evening Chapter of Women's
American ORT will meet
Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m. at the
Hunan Gardens Restaurant.
New members are welcome.
For information and reser-
vations: 272-5824.
Na'amet USA Meeting
A card party and luncheon is
the program of the last
meeting of the season for the
Kinneret Chapter, Na'amat
USA. The luncheon will be
held at Palm Greens Club-
house on Via Delray, Delray
Beach, on Monday, June 13,
The cost is $7. For reserva-
tions and information: 499-
New Rabbi at Temple Emeth
Temple Emeth, Delray
Beach, has announced the
engagement of a new Rabbi,
Dr. Philip Book, who will begin
serving the community in
early July.
Dr. Book was born in New
York City and ordained in
June, 1946 following studies at
Yavne Hebrew Theological
Seminary. In 1970, he received
his Doctorate of Divinity from
Maimonides Rabbinical Insti-
The Rabbi comes to Florida
from Brooklyn, New York
where he has been serving at
the Madison Jewish Center
since 1984. Prior to that, he
was with Temple Shaare
Emeth in Brooklyn for six
years; Congregation B'nai
Israel, Staten Island, ten
years; Community Synagogue
Center, Manhattan, ten years;
and Temple Tifereth Israel,
Rabbi Philip Book
Staten Island, ten years.
Rabbi Book is past president
of the Rabbinical Conference
of America and the Staten
Island Rabbinical Association;
and former chairman of the
Manhattan B'nai B'rith Adult
Jewish Education Committee,
the Manhattan B'nai B'rith
Anti-Defamation League, and
UJA-Federation Israel Bonds
During his years in the
rabbinate, Rabbi Book has also
participated in communi-
tywide activities, serving on
the boards of the Madison
Marine Civic Association and
the Canarsie Mental Health
Association, and on the board
of trustees of the New York
City Lower East Side Neigh-
borhood Association and the
Borough President's New
York City Community-
Planning Committee.
Dr. Book is also serving on
the executive boards of the
YM-YWHA and the Council of
Jewish Organizations, and as a
trustee of the Machon Mahar-
shal of Jerusalem, Yavne
His activities also include the
Farband Labor Zionist Order,
B'nai B'rith, the Brooklyn
Board of Rabbis and the
Brooklyn Branch of the
Rabbinical Assembly of
Rabbi Book has been a coun-
selor for the Jewish
Community Singles of
Brooklyn and has served as
chaplain of the Jewish Culture
Foundation of New York Univ-
ersity and the Madison Jewish
Center Senior Citizens, and as
a visiting chaplain for the New
York State Assembly and
Rabbi Book has been
honored as "Man of the Year"
by the Yavne Hebrew Theolo-
gical Seminary and with the
Brotherhood Award from the
B'nai B'rith Samuel Dickstein
The Gold Coast Council of
the B'nai B'rith Youth Organi-
zation (BBYO) recently elected
officers for the 1988-89 year.
The elections and installations
were held at the Council's
annual Spring Convention, at
the Palm Hotel in West Palm
The board of the Aleph
Zadik Aleph (AZA), the boy's
component of the BBYO, is
headed by Orin Shakerdge, a
A.Z.A. and B.B.G. Elect Officers
17-year-old junior at Spanish
River High School. Orin is a
past president of L'Chaim
AZA No. 2370 of Boca Raton
and previously served as the
AZA s Council Secretary.
Others on the board are
Steve Finkelstein, program-
ming vice president; Stuart
Wolfer and Ricky Schwartz,
membership vice presidents;
Scott Frieser, secretary; and
Kenny Gersh, chaplain.
The new president of the
B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) is Jill
Zwerner, a 17-year-old junior
at Plantation High School. Jill
is a past president of Emet
BBG No. 1818 in Plantation
and has previously served as
the BBG's council membership
vice president. The rest of the
board includes Marci Roberts,
programming vice president;
Laura Minsky and Heather
Smith, membership vice presi-
dents; Ila Levin, secretary,
and Lisa Steinman, chaplain.
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization serves Jewish
teens, ages 14-18. The Gold
Coast Council consists of 17
chapters in North Miami
Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke
Pines, Plantation, Coral
Springs, Boca Raton and West
Palm Beach.
For information: (305) 581-
0218 or 792-6700.

Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, June 3, 1988
Defense Secretary Pledges U.S. Arms Purchase From Israel
Israel's weapons sales to the
United States rose from $9
million in 1983 to $250 million
in 1987 and "will continue to
row," U.S. Defense
ecretary Frank Carlucci said.
"There is little doubt that
purchases from Israel will
continue to grow, even with
severe fiscal pressures on U.S.
defense spending," Carlucci
said in a speech to the opening
session of the 29th annual
policy conference of the Amer-
ican Israel Public Affairs
The AIPAC conference
featured appearances by
Foreign Minister Shimon
Peres of Israel and several
prominent members of
the U.S. Congress.
Carlucci, who described
Israel as "a faithful friend in a
turbulent region," said,
"Israel will remain an
important source of (weapons)
systems that are proven and
ready in some cases, saving
the United States the time and
expense of developing
its own."
Carlucci spoke one month
after Israel and the United
States signed a memorandum
of agreement that institution-
alized the meetings of
economic, political and mili-
tary working groups of the
two countries.
The immense increase of
American military purchases
from Israel stems from an
earlier agreement, the memo-
randum of understanding on
strategic cooperation signed in
Carlucci made the point that
Israel is the largest single
recipient of American security
assistance, "all in the form of
grants, not loans," the defense
secretary stressed.
Aid For Weapons Develop-
He said U.S. funds have
gone to support "every major
weapons system" built by
Israel, including fighter
planes, surveillance aircraft
and tanks.
Also, according to Carlucci,
the Pentagon spends 54
percent of its budget allocated
for the evaluation of foreign
weapons on testing weapons
made in Israel.
He said American funds are
now being used to upgrade the
Israeli navy's coastal patrol
Carlucci also noted that
Israel is one of four American
allies working on the Strategic
Defense Initiative and is
building in that connection an
experimental anti-tactical
ballistic missile known as the
Benjamin Netanyahu,
Israel's former ambassador to
the United Nations, also spoke
at the AIPAC conference and
received an award "for
conveying Israel's case to the
American people."
Netanyahu, who plans to run
for election to the Knesset on
the Likud ticket in November,
stressed that Israel cannot
give up the West Bank for
security reasons. Insisting
that territory was important
even in the missile age, the
former envoy warned that
when the Iran-Iraq war ends,
Israel could face an Arab
attack on its eastern front, the
Jordan River.
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Soviet Union is "a problem
that should be dealt with,"
Soviet Foreign Minister
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reportedly told the president
of the World Jewish Congress
in Moscow.
Shevardnadze held a
meeting with WJC leader
Edgar Bronfman as a prelude
to the summit conference bet-
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gor-
bachev, held in Moscow from
May 29 to June 2.
Bronfman, who arrived here
on a direct flight from
Moscow, met with Israeli
Premier Yitzhak Shamir and
told the Israeli leader that this
was the first such statement
by a senior Soviet official.
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Bronfman has held several
meetings in the past with high-
ranking Soviet officials in
which the issue of Jewish
emigration has been discussed.
Following his meeting with
Shamir, Bronfman also told
journalists that he had been
given a message from
Shevardnadze to Shamir, but
he refused to disclose its
At the news conference,
Shamir described Bronfman's
report as "a very interesting
one" and said he agreed with
the Jewish leader that this is
the time to step up efforts for
Soviet Jewish emigration.
In addition to his encounter
with Shevardnadze, Bronfman
also met with other high-
ranking Soviet officials and
said he detected "a new
positive atmosphere," which is
bound to influence the issue of
Jewish emigration as well as
Soviet-Israeli relations.
Bronfman, whose private jet
landed at Atarot Airport, just
north of Jerusalem, said his
direct flight to Israel caused
much excitement at the
Moscow airport.
While in Moscow, Bronfman
also met with Jewish activists.
He said they conveyed a sense
of urgency for the need to act
speedily, making optimum use
or Moscow's new attitude
toward expanding Jewish
cultural rights and increased
emigration. The activists ex-
pressed concern that Gor-
bachev's perestroika (restruc-
turing) will not last long.
Bronfman told reporters
that in the matters of the Mid-
dle East peace process and an
international conference,
Soviet officials had expressed
varying views, but had all
stressed Soviet support for a
role for the United Nations in
the political process.
Shevardnadze appeared to
welcome the peace plan ad-
vanced by U.S. Secretary of
State George Shultz. Speaking
in Geneva at a news con-
ference at the Soviet mission
to the United Nations there,
the foreign minister said, "The
Shultz plan for the Middle
East compromises elements
which if implemented could
help in reaching a solution to
the conflict."
"As you know, the USSR is
an international peace con-
ference with the participation
of all the members of the
Security Council," Shevard-
nadze said.
Asked whether the visit of
Israeli Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres to Hungary
could signal a warming of rela-
tions between Israel and the
Soviet Union, Shevardnadze
said, "The visit of Peres in
Hungary does not affect the
relations between the USSR
and Israel. It is an independent
(Geneva correspondent
Tamar Levy contributed to this
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Friday, June 3, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 5
Jewish Students On Campus
Fighting Palestinian Propaganda
College Hillel counselors have
expressed varying degrees of
concern over diminished
support of Israel by students
as a result of pro-Palestinian
activity on their campuses
during the spring semester.
Most said the anti-Israel
activity stemming from the
Palestinian uprising in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip
that began in December was
confined to small demonstra-
tions, op-ed pieces in college
newspapers and pro-
Palestinian information tables.
But some Hillel directors
worried that Jewish students
seemed slow to defend Israel,
and expressed fear that these
future leaders of tomorrow
may be turning away from the
pro-Israel position.
There were a couple of
strongly anti-Israel incidents
that occurred on the campuses
this spring, with two of the
more violent ones taking place
at the University of Arizona at
Tucson and at the University
of Kansas at Lawrence.
At Arizona, a shot was fired
into the window of the Hillel
lounge iust after the last
student had left early on the
morning of April 26, following
the conclusion of one of the
ABC-TV "Nightline" mara-
thon broadcasts from Israel.
Brenda Morrision, director
of student activities for Hillel
at the university, said some-
body "shot out our window
and shot out our door." She
said police are still investi-
gating the incident, including a
garbled message left on the
Hillel telephone answering
She added that her campus
has a large Arab population,
with five Palestinian student
At the University of Kansas
at Lawrence, David Katzman,
a history professor, said he
found "Go to Hell Dirty Jew"
written on the name-card of
his office door a few weeks
ago, even though he didn't
teach during the spring. He
said that four days of mail
were stolen the following
week, while no one else in the
history department had
anything touched.
Not The First Time
However, Katzman said that
he was the victim of anti-
Semitism before the Pales-
tinian uprising, when he had
received death threats while
serving as the president of the
local Jewish Community
In combatting the usual
Palestinian forms of protest,
some of the Hillel counselors
complained that they had
limited resources.
Rabbi Carol Glass, Hillel
director at American Univer-
sity in Washington, said
Jewish groups there have not
been effective in countering
pro-Palestinian "slick posters"
placed on walls of campus
buildings and advertisements
bought in the campus news-
She said that her campus has
an unusually large number of
Arab students 400 out of
11,000 students, 40 to 50 of
whom are Palestinians who
had been able to gain funding
from Arab sources.
Heidi Goldsmith, Israel
programs director at the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation, said
many Hillel directors
complained that they lack
"concise materials" and
"simple, clear history" on the
Arab-Israeli conflict.
"We don't have enough," she
An example she gave of
needed material is a pro-Israel
rebuttal of the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization's covenant,
which calls for the overthrow
of Israel.
Two other Hillel directors,
on the other hand, said they do
have effective materials to
counter pro-Palestinian
groups in the information war.
Helise Lieberman, program
director at Columbia Univer-
sity's Hillel, said while
students are struggling with
"how to be supportive of
Israel" without "condoning or
condemning" current policies
toward Palestinians, they have
been exposed to many pro-
Israel speakers and effective
information from the Israeli
Consulate in New York and
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith.
Joseph Kohane, acting Hillel
director at the University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor, said
his campus has been relatively
quiet. He said that the student
newspaper at one point carried
a lot of anti-Israel opinion
pieces, but that Jewish
students organized a "concen-
trated letter writing
campaign" to counter it.
'Hard Time To Be Jewish'
Glass said that it is a "hard
time to be Jewish on a campus.
The Arab community is seen
by most of the world as the
underdog, as the victimized,"
and "a lot of finger pointing
goes in the way of Israel."
Overall, Glass said organized
Jewry does not see Jewish
students at college as a major
constituency. She argued they
were more vulnerable than
other Jews who do not have to
encounter Arabs on a day-to-
day basis, as do Jewish
She complained that Jewish
groups provide "nothing in the
way of resources and material
to really help us" analyze
recent events. Glass called for
more professional literature to
be developed on the uprising,
and specifically said "not
enough is presented from a
moderate to a sort of Peace
Now perspective."
College campuses must be
seen "as a critical Jewish
community," Glass said,
"because this is where future
public opinion is being
Goldsmith said Palestinian
demonstrations and informa-
tion tables have become bolder
since the violence began Dec.
9, benefiting from the percep-
tion that "Israel no longer has
the David image."
In addition, she said, student
newspapers regularly print op-
ed pieces on the Arab-Israeli
conflict, including some by
professors critical of Israel's
handling of the situation. She
added that she has heard of
few violent incidents on
college campuses.
'Battle Of Words And Ideas'
Jeffrey Ross, director of the
Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith's campus
affairs and higher education
department, said the incidents
were "less than we expected,"
calling it a "battle of words
and ideas."
He said that demonstrations
of 20 people, which often
occur, do not "affect too many
people," and that many
campus Arab groups are in
disarray both organizationally
and ideologically.
Ross said his "greatest
concern is what's going on in
the classrooms" and not
demonstrations, campus liter-
ature and op-ed pieces and
advertisements in student
He expressed concern that
these students who are
tomorrow's leaders may be
developing a "permissive
consensus which will allow
future administrations to try
to put pressure on Israel to
make unilateral concessions."
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BBYO Honors Volunteers
The B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization's North Dade/
Broward/Palm Beach adult
board of directors recently
held its second annual Volun-
teer Recognition Day, at which
the volunteers were honored.
Over 100 adults and youth
leaders were in attendance.
BBYO primarily utilizes
volunteers of two types: those
who serve on its adult board of
directors, which raises and
distributes funds, establishes
policies and oversees and
assists in the operation and
growth of the local program;
and those who serve as advi-
sors to the various AZA (Boys)
and BBG (girls) chapters,
thereby worfking directly with
the youth.
Highlights of the Volunteer
Recognition Day program
included the installation cere-
mony for the new officers of
the adult board, the presenta-
tion of gifts and certificates to
the chapter advisors, and a
skit performed by the youth
According to Jerry Kiewe,
assistant regional director,
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the provision of service to our
members and it is only fitting
that we set aside this time to
offer our admiration of and our
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Friday, June 3, 1988/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 7
Continued from Page 1
Washington visit last week,
"We're very satisfied.
"WHAT'S important with
the current $27.5 million is
that the administration re-
quested $10 million," Katz
said. "We say our needs are
more and they initially cut us
Israel has been affected by
general cost of living increases
as well as the weak dollar,
Katz said. Israel is facing a 16
percent inflation rate and a
four percent drop in the dollar-
vs-shekel exchange rate.
When the refugee resettle-
ment program goes over
budget it looks for income for
the U.S. grant and fund-
raising campaign income. The
latter is down this year as a
result of America's stock
market difficulties, Katz said.
THE State Department
Refugee Bureau had requested
$25 million for the next fiscal
year, which begins Oct. 1, but
the Office of Management and
Budget cut it to $10 million.
Last year, Congress ap-
propriated $25 million for the
refugee assistance program to
Israel. Yet, the need is pro-
jected to be even greater this
In 1987, Soviet refugees ar-
rived in Israel in numbers 10
times greater than in 1986.
The number of Soviet
emigrants is expected to in-
crease as the Soviet-United
States Summit (May 29-June
2) approaches. Iranian Jewish
emigration to Israel may also
douWe this year from 1,500 to
3,000, according to Lehman
KATZ, a native Chicagoan
who made aliyah to Israel with
his family 16 years ago, and
who has two children currently
serving in the Israel Defense
Forces, including a son in
training with the Givati
Brigade, said the program's
budgets include $85 million for
immigration and absorption
and $67 million for youth
This year the program is ac-
commodating 15,000 im-
migrants, including 2,500 from
Ethiopia. Sixty percent of the
Ethiopian youths in the
residential boarding school
Continued from Page 1
negotiate the terms of a
On the issue of human
rights, Reagan said he values
the Helsinki Accords "very
much." He is scheduled to
speak on the same stage in the
Finnish capital where the ac-
cords were signed in 1975.
He said his main concern is
"that there has not been a
complete keeping of those
pledges in that agreement" by
the Soviet Union, "in recogniz-
ing the fundamental right of
people to leave a country, wor-
ship as they will, and so forth."
He did not specifically men-
tion the issue of Soviet Jewry.
However, both Reagan and
Shultz have personally pledged
to Jewish leaders that they will
pross this issue in MOSCOW
they have at the three previous
program have left their
parents and families in
Ethiopia. That program, which
combines education with
counseling, costs about $4,000
per student, Katz said.
'If we don't do the job now
with the Ethiopians or other
refugees, we'll nave problems
later," he said.
Anne Frank Diary Uncontested
82-year-old neo-Nazi in
Hamburg backed away from a
legal showndown over his
claim that the Diary of Anne
Frank was a falsification.
Ernst Roemer, who publicly
challenged the authenticity of
the diary, the personal account
of a Dutch-Jewish teen-ager
who died in the Holocaust,
decided not to appeal a fine
imposed on him 10 years ago
by a Hamburg lower court, his
lawyer said.
The fine was the outcome of
a lawsuit brought against
Roemer, who failed to prove
his contention. His appeal had
gone through several stages
and was about to be heard in
Hamburg Monday.
Two Dutch witnesses were
invited by the court to give
testimony. Faced with refuta-
tions by Miep Gies, one of the
neighbors who helped hide the
Frank family, and Gerard Van
Der Stroom of the Nether-
lands State Institute for War
Documentation, Roemer
suddenly dropped his appeal.
His lawyer claimed he did so
not because he changed his
mind, but because of his
advanced age.
HUC Honors Human Rights Group
NEW YORK -(JTA) The Center for Legal and Social
Studies of Buenos Aires has been awarded the $10,000
Roger E. Joseph Prize by Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion. The human rights organization was
cited for helping families in their search for 'disappeared'
loved ones and for Beeking legal redress for abuses suffered
upon civilians by Argentina's security forces.
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