The Jewish Floridian of Tampa

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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Jewish Floridian
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[Miami, Fla
Fred K. Shochet]
Creation Date:
April 20, 1979
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v. : ill. ;


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Vo1. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 6, 1979)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for: v.2, no. 21; v.3, no. 14; v.4, no. 32, and; v.8, no. 3, omitted in numbering sequence and were not published.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Feb. 27, 1981 called also v.3, no. 8, repeating numbering of previous issue.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Nov. 12, 1982 called v.55, no. 46 in masthead, but constitutes v.4, no. 39, as stated in publisher's statement.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for Jan. 9 & 23, 1987 called v.9, no. 2 & 3, but constitute v.9, no. 1 & 2 respectively.

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Alexander and Amelia Roslan today in their home
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Peace Treaty
Thank You, Righteous Gentiles
It was during the war. Poland.
Warsaw. Amelia and Alexander
Roslan, a textile worker and their
two children, Mary and Urich
had as difficult a time as
everyone else did in those days.
And then there was the scene
they witnessed from their
apartment window, the inside of
the Warsaw Ghetto. Seeing what
was going on-was not difficult for
there was only a wall separating
the ghetto from the surrounding
And see they did. Blocks of
dead children lying in the street.
Sick children. Sick with cholera
and typhus. And the deplorable
conditions. They never believed
such a thing could happen. But it
was going on. And it was going
on right before their very eyes.
"They don't have a chance,"
their friends said, "Leave them
But Amelia and Alexander
offered to take several children in
with them. Three brothers were
smuggled out of the ghetto,
Jacob, Shalom and David Galot,
Continued on Page 3
No Talking
To PLO Unless
They Change,
Says Carter
President Carter has expressed
hope that the Palestinians will
"escape" from the terror against
them and negotiate for peace in
the Middle East. At the same
time, the President reaffirmed
that he will not negotiate with
the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization unless they meet the
requirement he has previously
described, the acceptance of
Security Council Resolution 242.
Carter made his comments in
response to a question at a press
conference with editors and news
Continued on Page 10
Director, Middle Eastern
Affairs Department
Anti-Defamation League
ofBnai Bnth
Israeli reaction to the peace
treaty with Egypt, on the whole,
has been positive but restrained.
There are some Israelis, it is
true, who are elated. They em-
phasize that this pact opens up a
new era in the region. Nor-
malization of relations with
Egypt, they say, will not only
solidify relations with the
Egyptian people and eliminate
the principle threat to Israel's
security, but will also point the
way to other Arab states.
There are still others who feel
despair. They see Israel taking
unreasonable risks for which it is
getting promises which are
revocable either' by President
Sadat or by his successor. They
tend to see this development in
the context of a continuing, but
more sophisticated and flexible,
pan-Arab policy aimed at
weakening and undermining the
Jewish State.
sentiment however, seems to fall
somewhere between these
reactions. It welcomes the treaty
as a significant step away from
the enmity of the past, but it is
circumspect as to the long-term
This sentiment stands in
marked contrast to the euphoria
that greeted President Sadat in
Jerusalem in November, 1977. On
that occasion, one theme
predominated: optimism for the
future, the break from the past.
The difference lies in the many
Continued on Page 10
After Withdrawal
Negev Expansion Given
Top PriorityDulzin
The development of the Negev
has top priority in the Jewish
Agency's settlement plans and
Galilee is second, Leon Dulzin,
chairman of the World Zionist
Organization and Jewish Agency
Executives, said at a press con-
ference here.
He assigned no priority to
settlements in the occupied ter-
ritories and implied that there
was no money for such activities
on a large scale.
REFERRING to statements
last week by Transport Minister
Haim Landau that ground would
be broken for 10 new settlements
on the West Bank during the
Passover Holidays, Dulzin said
he knew nothing of such plans
and observed that decisions on
settlements without a budget
were worthless.
He stressed that the WZO
would "follow the guidelines of
the government" in that respect.
Dulzin dwelt on the prep-
arations by the WZO and Jewish
Agency for the new era of peace
with Egypt. "We have to ascfer-
) tain that the Negev does not turn
out to be a military camp," he
said, and therefore most efforts.
Leon Dulzin
in both rural and urban settle-
ments, should be concentrated
THE NEGEV is slated to
become the site of three new air
bases and major military .instal-
lations after Israel completes its
Continued on Pa*e 10
To Observe
Yom Hashoa
See Page 3

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The Jewish Florin
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, April 20,1971
Autonomy Plan Wrong
Peres Calls it 'Dead Ideology'
from the specific terms of the
autonomy plan for the West
Bank and Gaza areas provided
for in the new Egypt-Israel treaty
is a mistake, is the opinion of
Shimon Peres, leader of the
Labor Party opposition to Prime
Minister Menachem Begin's
Likud-centered majority.
Peres, in an interview here,
expressed the fear that the
autonomy plan would lead to a
separate State.
"I believe the autonomy plan,"
he said, 'is an attempt to save a
dead ideology." He was evidently
referring to the Likud contention
that Judea and Samaria belong
to Israel and are an integral part
of the territory of Israel.
autonomy to the people," he said,
"without granting autonomy to
the land. So I think the plan is a
mistake That is why I say on
the one hand we should decide
what we must have on the West
Bank for our defensible borders
and, on the other hand, let the
heavily populated areas the
land and the people become
Arab, within a Jordanian-Pales-
tinian framework."
What about Jerusalem, he was
"Jerusalem is a separate
issue," he replied. "Jerusalem is
part and parcel of Israel by law.
Surely, we shall have to govern
the holy places with the Moslem
world. Again, I believe it is in
Israel's interest to have good
relations with the Moslem world,
especially when we can control
the situation, so we don't have to
wait for their demands. And if
there are holy places to which
they must have free access, the
Moslems must be guardians of
their holy places. And while
Jerusalem wUl remain politically
the united, sovereign capital of
Israel, religiously it could be
ASKED IF the Labor Party
was not still demoralized, he
replied: "It used to be true, in the
wake of the elections. But we
have been showing more and
more strength. The latest polls
have shown that if an election
were held today Labor would get
46 seats as against 35 for Likud.
We have restructured and
revitalized our party. I think the
people also appreciate that we
have behaved responsibly as a
loyal opposition."
He went on to say that there
"is a new surge of popularity for
the Labor Party" because of eco-
nomic conditions. "There has
been disappointment over the
state of the economy. This, plus
the sense of a mixed blessing
about the peace and the lack ot
enthusiasm for the style of
AS FOR the Movement for
Democratic Change, he said: "It
was a meteor. It shined brightly
for a very short time."
Peres predicted that, now that
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the agreement with Egypt has
been signed, the economic issues
will no longer be stifled. "There
are two problems," he said. "One
is inflation; the other is who pays
the price for inflation? Now, its'
basically labor that pays. What
we say is that the sacrifices must
be distributed evenly. You
cannot put all the burden on the
wage earner and let the entre-
preneurs have a good time. And
that is what is happening now."
Would there be a demand for a
national referendum before a final
Battlement of the disposition of
the West Bank? "Not a referen-
dum." he said, "but it will be
definitely brought before the
Jewish rights in the West Bank
and Arab rights in Israel might
be arranged on a basis of
reciprocity. As for Israel's right
to have settlements in the West
Bank, whether at sacred places or
elsewhere, he stated: "Of course,
the Israeli government has the
right. But the government also
has an obligation to restrain
itself. You know, just because a
government has the right, say, to
hang someone, that doesn't mean
you have to exercise that right.
You have to distinguish between
right and policy."
The Labor Alignment leader
expressed regret that there is
little possibility at this time of a
reconciliation with the West
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The Israeli people, he said,
would be ready for conciliatory
steps, but the Arabs "are under
tremendous pressure by the PLO,
by the Jordanians and by the rest
of the Arab world. And for the
Arabs not to move might be the
best solution for the time being,
because any response to any
Israeli gesture might be taken in
Arab eyes as a further sub-
mission to what they call the
Israeli ambition."
AS FOR the memorandum in
which the U.S. offers to protect
Israel in the event of a violation
of the treaty by the other side,
Peres said it was not "an auto-
matic assurance, but it is better
than nothing."
The Russian reaction, he said,
may have an important effect on
the value of the American
assurance. "Will the Russians
enter into a similar agreement,
for instance, with the Syrians?
Will the Middle East be divided
by treaties, and will this reduce
tensions in the area? What will be
the effect on American public
"I would not like to see a
situation," he went on, "where an
American mother has to worry
that her son might be sent to the
Middle East because of us. Will
such an agreement lead to a
perception of Israel as America's
agent in the Middle East. So my
heart doesn't lie in this direction"
(a military-type pact with the
"THE PROBLEM of the Mid-
dle East."' he continued, "should
not be confused with the political
maneuvering. I. as a Jew, would
not like to see our people become
a master nation, a nation
determined to master the fate of
our neighbors. Judaism is an
attempt to master Jewish life,
not another nation.
"Simply by putting your flag
on heavily populated Arab areas,
you don't change the fact that
those people living in those areas
are Arabs.
"The national conflict could
become a social conflict. I mean
we are the majority and maybe a
little more educated and (if we
keep the West Bank and incor-
porate the population into Israel)
we shall take for ourselves the
better jobs, the managerial slice
of life and they (the Arabs) shall
be manual workers, the servants.
War Veterans, Auxiliaries
To Hold Installation Event
Albert Aronovitz Post No. 373
and Ladies Auxiliary No. 373 of
Tampa and Paul Surenky Post
No. 409 and Ladies Auxiliary No.
409 of Clearwater of the Jewish
War Veterans of the United
States of America will hold a
joint installation of officers at the
Tampa Jewish Community
Center on Sunday, April 29,
according to incoming Tampa
Commander, Cy Woolf.
State Department Com-
mander. Sidney Potluck, Miami,
and State Auxiliary President,
Elaine Urh, Miami, will be the
installing officers. Also attending
will be the National Cantor,
Manny Mandell, from Miami. A
dinner and dance will follow the
installation ceremonies scheduled
to begin at 2:30 p.m.
Albert Aronovitz Post No. 373,
incoming officers are, in addition
to Commander Woolf, Senior
Vice Commander, Morris
Weisman; Junior Vice Com-
mander, Henry Kerben,
Chaplain, Henry Landsburg;
Judge Advocate, Judge Ralph
Steinberg; Surgeon, Dr. Moses
Chardkoff; and Officer of the
Day, Jerome Poaner.
Ladies Auxiliary No. 373
officers to be installed are
President, Minnie Posner; Senior
Vice President, Jo Woolf; Junior
Vice President, Miriam Tar
nofsky; Recording Secretary,
Sadie Wahnon; Corresponding
Secretary, Marguerite Spiu:
Treasurer, Helen Males;
Chaplain, Mollie Rich and
Conductress, Adele Rosenkraru.
New officers from Paul
Surenky Post 409 are Com
mander Bernie Lyon; Vice Com-
mander Murray Kahana.
Quartermaster, Bill Cohen;
Adjutant, Joe Stern; Corres-
ponding Secretary, Ed Lanceit;
Judge Advocate, Emile Jacob;
Officer of the Day, Jay Fishmin
Chaplain Milton Ensler anrfi
Trustees Gilbert Rubin, Al Set I
midt and Harry Foreman.
For Ladies Auxiliary 409 the
new officers are President, Rose \
Harrison; Vice President, Betty
Cohen; Secretary, Phyllis
Schultz; Corresponding
Secretary, Millie Brosman;
Chaplain, Cecile Simon;
Treasurer, Adele Silverman and
Trustees Faye Fine and Kl
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Friday, April 20,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 3
Tampa Community to Observe Yom Hashoa
4 The Tampa community
invited to participate in a
memorial service to honor and
perpetuate the memory of the six
million-plus who perished during
the Holocaust in the period 1939-
Sponsored by the Tampa
Jewish Federation, in
cooperation with community or-
ganizations, area synagogues,
temples and churches, and the
National Conference of Chris-
tians and Jews, the "Yom
Hashoa Day of Remem-
brance" will be held on Monday
evening, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., at
the Jewish Community Center,
2808 Horatio St. Similar
memorial services are being held
Rabbi Karl Richter, D.D.
across the country during this
Dr. Karl Richter, rabbi
emeritus of Sinai Temple in
Michigan City, Ind., will be the
guest speaker. Rabbi Richter was
born in Stuttgart, Germany, and
immigrated to the United States
in 1939. He has had a long career
as a rabbi, lecturer, and writer
and has been the recipient of
numerous awards. He recently
spoke in New York in connection
with the 40th anniversary of the
infamous KristaUnacht. Dr.
Richter's address is entitled, "I
Was A Witness."
A special presentation from the
Tampa Jewish community will be
given to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
Roslan, who now reside in the
Tampa area. Mr. and Mrs.
Roslan, at great risk to them-
selves and their family, were
responsible for saving Jewish
lives in Poland during the Holo-
caust. They are known as
"Righteous Gentiles," and there
are trees planted in their honor at
Yad Veshem, the Holocaust
Center in Israel, along a path
called the "Walk of the
Righteous Gentiles." Comment-
ing on the presentation to the
Roslans, Ben Greenbaum,
president of the Tampa Jewish
Federation, stated: "It is most
appropriate that at a time when
we pause to remember the vic-
tims of the Holocaust, we also
have this unique opportunity to
pay a special tribute to people
who risked and gave so much to
save Jewish lives."
Participating in the program
are: Judge Ralph Steinberg,
Rabbi Nathan Bryn, Rabbi
Frank Sundheim, Cantor William
Hauben, Use Juergensen, Rev.
Robert Kittrell, Al Wasserberger
and Ben Greenbaum.
The Yom Hashoa Committee is
under the chairmanship of Al
Wasserberger. Members of the
committee are: Rabbi Bryn,
Eileen Baumgarten, Ben Green-
baum, Cantor William Hauben,
Judy Pressman, Sara Richter,
Rabbi Sundheim, Sue Waltzer,
Robert Kittrell and Gary Alter.
The community is urged to

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Continued from Page 1-
joined the Roslans and their two
children. They were taught how
to hide and what to say. The
Nazis came to their apartment
several times and accused them
of hiding Jews. The boys were
never found.
THE ROSLANS' son, Urich,
was killed by the Nazis while
foraging for food for the family.
Shalom Galot died of scarlet
fever and was buried in the cellar
of the apartment house.
Following their liberation by
the Russians, David and Jacob
Galot immigrated to Israel where
they now live. They are both
married and both hold Ph.D.
degrees. One is a nuclear
scientist, the other a statistical
mathematician. David is the
father of a son and a daughter;
Jacob is the father of two girls.
The Roslans immigrated to the
United States in 1947 and lived in
Mary (Roslan) Illar
now lives in North Carolina.
Alexander Roslan, center, is shown with two brothers, David
and Jacob Galot, who hid in the Roslans'apartment across
from the Warsaw Ghetto.
Mary and Urich Roslan in early photo. Urich was killed by the
Nazis while foraging for food for the family.
B'nai B'rith Women Form Chapter
A Bnai B'rith Women's
chapter for Tampa is in for-
mation. According to Rochelle
w i. ^PO'vy co-chairman,
.We have 20 new members and
transfers, and we need 60
members for our chater."
For further information and
meeting time and place contact
Rochelle (Shelly) Gellis 961-3123
or Sandra Kay 961-5782.
New York until four years ago
when they moved to Florida.
Their daughter Mary is married
and lives in North Carolina. A
third child. Rick, born in this
country lives in New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
Roslan. Righteous Gentiles.
Thank you.
Tampa Jewish Federation will
have 15 delegates to the Florida
Federation Planning Conference.
Led by Federation president, Ben
Greenbaum and executive
director, Gary Alter, there will be
representatives from the Jewish
Community Center, Tampa
Jewish Social Service, Committee
on Aging Services and the Com-
munity Relations Committee.
Sara Richter, president of the
Tampa Jewish Community
Center, will be on the program on
Sunday afternoon. She has been
asked to be part of a workshop on
"Planning for Jewish Com-
munity Services."
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Cousins' Club?
Don't forget to invite
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Maxwell House" Coffee has thai rich.
satisfying faste. brewed to he
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A living tradition in Jewish homes for more than half a century.

Page 4
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, April 20 i
I A Celebration and Mourning
It was on our first trip to Israel that the
elationship between Yom Hashoa and Israel
Independence Day was explained to us. Here was
Israel preparing to celebrate its silver (25th) year. A
milestone in a marriage and so much more for a
country with Israel's recent history. And how were
the festivities taking shape? We saw workmen
preparing the bleachers for dignitaries for the Yom
Hashoa ceremonies. The country was going to begin
its anniversary celebrations by going into mourning!
At first it seemed so strange and hypocritical.
And then it seemed so normal. At every happy oc-
casion don't we Jews stop and remember those who
are no longer with us? Don't we Jews take time to
remember those who are gone even in the wedding
ceremony? Don't we pause on every happy occasion
and pay our respects to the deceased by recitation of
the Kaddish?
And can it be any less so for a country which has
the responsibility of keeping alive the memories of so
many? Yes, it includes the 6,000,000. And those from
pogroms gone by with no one to remember them.
And the war dead from so little a country with so
many fallen heroes in so short a past.
But the 6,000,000. Who can mourn for so many?
The citizens of a country who feel not that Israel was
a result of the Holocaust. But rather, had there been
an Israel, there would have been a place for the Jews
of Europe to go. One little place in the whole world
that would have taken them.
When the committee responsible for setting the
national holidays for Israel came to its conclusions, it
was not out of line to set first the day of remem-
brance, Yom Hashoa, followed by a period of national
mourning to conclude with the celebration of Israel
Independence Day.
How could anything so natural have seemed so
Spend One Evening Remembering
On another page of this paper is.the story of
Amelia and Alexander Roslan, honored by the State
of Israel as "Righteous Gentiles" for their part in
saving Jewish lives in Poland in World War II.
Visiting Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the
6,000,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust, you
approach the building by walking up the Avenue of
Righteous Gentiles. It is a tree-lined path and by the
base of each tree is a plaque with the name of the
"Righteous Gentile" to whom it is dedicated. Trees
and plaques are added as stories are told and heroes
brought to light.
It is not a forest. It is not even a crowded path.
There are plenty of spaces for more trees inside
the building there are millions of names. Outside the
building so few trees.
The Roslans' plaque is there along with that of
the King of Denmark. And what the Roslans saved
for the world! A Ph.D. in nuclear science and a Ph.D.
in statistical mathematics. Of the 1,000,000 children
who perished in the Holocaust, how many other
minds were wasted! Think of the inventions
remaining uninvented. And the medical cures un-
discovered. Think of the many talents lost. Think of
their children and grandchildren who will never be.
But for now, think of pausing one evening and
coming together at the Jewish Community Center.
Think of spending one evening, Monday night, April
23, remembering. One short evening is not too much
to ask. One short evening is not too much to give.
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Volume 1
A MAJOR reason for the
spread of cults is our growing
national functional illiteracy.
Young people especially who.are
the primary victims of cultist
conversions, find reading bonng
mainly because they are so poor
at it.
Failure to read breeds
ignorance, superstition and fear
because reading, despite the new-
fangled audio-visual instructional
world, is still the principal means
available to us to educate our-
selves in depth. Without
education, ignorance, super-
stition and fear create zombies
who are ripe for cult leader
PARENTS are the worst of-
fenders, the greatest contributors
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to functional illiteracy in the
voung. Indifference to the
the use of television
problem or
their children has bred for them a
retarded generation
whom ultimately seek savior,
to assume responsibility for ill
lives when they discover \L
they are ill-equipped to umtu?
for themselves.
Clint Eastwood, an electroj
medium abomination if ever tha,
was one, has failed to do for tha
what years of grappling wkk
Homer or Proust and Ma*
would more likely have done.
None of this, or course, hejn.
distraught parents who suddeciv
find their children entrappsdj,
the net of cultist corporate ent
prise. By then, it is too Late.
ONE 8UCH grieved
snacif er rather than a stern "" gneverj tm
.,, on Organized and care- wrote the other day about *
L*!!2 reading habits in youngsters involvement in the
Iv-directed ng na ^.^ .^ ^^ ^ m
leader, the Guru Maharaj Ji
Calling the Guru a "dangerou,
d Pii
Pied Piper," she is agonized!,.
his tax-exempt status u
religious grounds and his plIMtc
create a Florida headquarters^
the face of the fact that ha
following insist that the Divot
Light Mission is not a religion.
Mainly, the writer expresses
profound terror that her en-
trapped youngster "will suffer
retaliation" should her own nanj
be divulged in print.
Shades of Jonestown, yes, with
particular emphasis on a public
indifference to the Guru Mahtrij
Ji's four-day convention on
Miami Beach the first week of
April which took the usual form
in the press as yet another oppor
tunity to cartoonize Jews and
tbt'ir fears about a proliferatini
proselytism. I
(iuru's followers, that they
rented 60 rooms in one kosher
oceanfront hotel. Rabbi Dov
Ridnick, of North Miami Beach's
Sky Lake Synagogue, education
coordinator for Hineni of Florida,
lists 17 other hotels where the
Guru's followers were welcome^
Many of these hotels are also ,
One kosher hotel genem
manager described the Guru _^
"gentle, soft-spoken, acconf
Continued on Page
World as One Gigantic Gulag

Der Tagesspiegel
Is the world a gigantic Gulag?
Do we face the prospect of
another, world-wide Holocaust?
The annual report of Amnesty
International, recently published
in London, makes one wonder.
Its 320 pages tell a depressing
tale of injustice and chart a new
map of the world on which the
sights and features of old are
In their place we find the
names of towns infamous for
massacres and torture, jails and
reeducation camps, centers of
persecution of political prisoners
and prisoners of conscience.
Amnesty's map of the world
include Villa Devoto in the heart
of Buenos Aires, Camp Boro in
Guinea and Batu Gayah special
detention centre in Perak,
Or take Kololo Hill, Uganda,
where Idi Amin at one fell swoop
had 186 political opponents
hammered and axed to death by
Other names on the map in-
clude Mosul jail in Northern
Iraq where the Baghdad regime
regularly executes opponents, Al
Measo near Damascus and
Mu'askar al Fatah in Aden.
In Blabich prison in Santa
Isabel, Equatorial Guinea,
.warders have battered 157
j prisoners to death over the years.
Machava prison in Mozambique
has been taken over from the
Portuguese and modernized by
the new rulers.
AT SAO Nicolau, near
Mocamedes, Angola's poet
president Agostinho Neto has
regime critics tortured. Kobben
Island, off the coast of South
Africa, is no better.
Nor is Bum, its Indonesian
counter-part, where Kopkamtib
has interned tens of thousands of
detainees in wretched hygienic
and medical conditions for the
past thirteen years.
The list is incomplete. The
1978 report, compiled with the
aid of thousands of items of
information supplied by
Amnesty groups and supporters,
leaves white spots on the map.
Albania, Algeria, the Arabian
peninsula, Burma, the Central
African Empire and North Korea
have so effectively sealed off their
borders that little is known about
conditions there.
THERE IS NO access to
victims and witnesses of political
oppression, so few if any facts are
available and we can but imagine
what goes on.
In a number of instances
Amnesty International's facts
and figures have been super
seded. After Jomo Kenyatta's
death political prisoners in Kenya
appear to have been released.
In Iran Savak's days are over,
although by no means all Iranian
prisoners of conscience emerged
w iuti
In Tanzania President Nyerert
has little more patience with
critics than President Neto of
Angola, but four security officer)
have been sentenced, so Tin
zania's masters of torture seen
likely to exercise greater
IN A NUMBER of countries
there have been extensive an-
nestles. They include Haiti, Mat
and Sudan. But the overall
picture remains gloomy.
The Amnesty International
report for-mid-1977 to mid 1W
with a supplement to the end
1978. leads to three depressiJJ,
First, the post-colonial Third
World has established polit**
structures that correspond **
nigh perfectly (and in some cases
still more so) to the repressive
systems they replaced *
claimed to have abolished.
There is no such thing as a dw
morality of liberated st***
merely a threadbare fen-
justification by ruling elites m
cliques who claim that *>
derdevelopment obliges thero
restrict inalienable ***
THE ALLEGED necessity of
eliminating opposition
viewpoints and groups leads in
practice to a who! ~
elimination of human rights
Second, the victims are fr
variably ethnic and u*ior
minorities (initially, that is). "
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Friday, April 20,1979
Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Shalom Tampa meeting at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Robert Greenberger. Robert and Shelley Fisher are
greeted at door by Lois Frank, chairman. "drey Haubenstock
Shakm Committee Stages
Welcome U) TcmpaFarty
The Shalom committee of the Tampa Jewish Federation had a
"get acquainted with your Jewish community" party for
newcomers to Tampa on Sunday evening, April 8. This wine and
dessert party was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert
Lois Frank, chairman of the Shalom committee, welcomed the
guests and introduced representatives of the organizations and
religious institutions in Tampa. Each newcomer received a jade
plant from the Shalom Committee.
This party was the culmination of efforts *f this committee to
greet recent newcomers to the Tampa area and acquaint them
with the programs and services of the Tampa Jewish com-
munity. "Hopefully," said Mrs. Frank, "this is just the
beginning of a continuing program to help new people feel a part
of our community. We need the assistance of everyone to keep
us informed of new arrivals to the area. Please call 872-4451 and
give Rhoda Davis the names of new people in our town."
Mrs. Frank gave special credit to her committee for their hard
work. Sue Greenberger is vice chairman, and committee
members are Leslie Balis, Alice Rosenthal, Chippy Gould,
Evelyn Jenkins, Cheryle Rosenberg, Marsha Stein, Leslie
Aidman, Marsh Livine, Sandy Neuman and Bobbie Firestone.
At Shalom Tampa meeting, Dr. Robert Haas talks with
Walt and Esther Posner. Audre* Haubenstock
Community to Celebrate Independence Day
Put Sunday, May 6, on your
calendar and help the Tampa
Jewish community celebrate
Israel Independence Day.
The day will be dedicated to
the memory of Golda Meir with
Cantor William Hauben
presenting a program in her
honor. A variety of entertain-
ment, a solidarity march, and an
Israeli meal are planned.
The decoration committee,
including the following com-
mittee chairmen, Sue Green-
berger, Leslie Aidman, Jerilyn
Goldsmith, Sharon Stein, Ellie
Tepper, and Nancy Fabricant will
transform the JCC auditorium
with kites suspended from the
ceiling, crepe paper flowers and
live plants, and original art work,
created in honor of the day, by
the children of the Hillel School
and the Jewish Community
Center preschool.
PARIS Two nuclear
reactors destined for ship-
ment to Iraq were blown up
at the French nuclear con-
struction plant at La
Seyne-sur-Mer, and now
suspicions are being voiced
that the Apr. 6 blast was
triggered by a secret Israeli
commando team.
The story is reminiscent of the
Christmas eve, 1974 Israeli "kid-
naping" of five gunboats from
Cherbourg harbor, which Israel
had bought and paid for, but
which the French refused to
deliver following a Quai d'Orsay
foreign policy tilt toward the
Arab nations in the wake of the
Yom Kippur War.
THE TWO reactors stirred
Continued on Page 11
11 30 4 30 PM.
'Celebration of Peace9 Set
Join together for a "Celebra-
tion of Peace" on Saturday, May
5, at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Com-
munity Center.
As a "kick-off for Israel Inde-
pendence Day, which takes place
on May 6 at the JCC, Alice
Rosenthal, chairman, and her
committees have planned an
evening of dancing with the
band, "Carmel," and a light
buffet and bar. Working with
Alice on this event are the dance
committee Sharon Mock and
Sara Richter and the food
committee Leslie Balis, Bonnie
Solomon, Linda Blum, and Sue
On hand for the evening will be
the Israeli Handicapped
Basketball Team, who are the
world championship cup holders.
They will be playing an
exhibition game at 3 p.m on
May 6 at the JCC. This team will
be in town for a week to defend
their title at a tournament.
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Sisterhood Presents
Original Production
The Ballad of Irving Clone, an
original production written and
directed by Adrienne Sundheim,
will be presented by the Schaarai
Zedek Sisterhood, Sunday, April
22, at 7:30 p.m. For the price of
admission the audience will have
wine and cheese, a theatrical
experience and to end the
evening, cake and coffee.
The musical accompaniment is
being provided by Elaine Stupp.
The producer is Barbara Alter.
Other chairmen are scenery,
Jackie Hochberg; props, Audrey
Haubenstock, Barbie Gorman,
Jan Silverman and Al Silverman;
costumes, Millie Woolf; lights
and sound, David Rosenblatt;
spotlight, Andy Rosenberg;
make-up, Barbara Rosenthal and
Judy Falk; curtain, Eileen
Baumgarten; stage crew, Al
Silverman and Paul Gorman;
food, Debra Gottfried and Sandy
Dingfelder and arrangements and
inspiration, Kay Jacobs.
The cast, in order of ap-
pearance, are Sid Horn, Frank
Sundheim, Anne Echelman, Jim
Linick, Dick Falk, Lois Older,
Bobbe Taub, Cheryl Rosenberg,
Terri Abrahams, Jerilyn
Goldsmith, Anne Thai, Zen
Pasternack, Simon Dingfelder,
Carol Osiason, David Sulzer, Les
Scharf, Claire Lee, Doris Horn,
and Alfred Haubenstock.
Rehearsal for Temple Schaarai
Zedek birthday party. Sidney
Horn as Rabbi.
Intermarrieds Need to be Involved
American Jewish Committee
report on intermarriage released
here urged the American Jewish
community and institutions to
reach out to intermarried couples
in an effort to have them become
more involved in the community.
Yehuda Rosenman, director of
the AJCommittee's Department
of Jewish Communal Affairs, told
a press conference, that with
intermarriage increasing, the
Jewish community needs to
change its attitude "not by
accepting intermarriage as a
norm but accepting in the
community the intermarried
Mayer, an associate professor of
sociology at Brooklyn College,
who was research director for the
study, also called for a more
positive attitude toward con-
verting the non-Jewish partner to
Judaism. Mayer said that among
the younger couples there was
more of a tendency to convert to
The report, called "Inter-
marriage and the Jewish
Future," is based on responses to
questions from 446 intermarried
couples, ranging in age from 20-
70, in Cleveland, Dallas, Long
Island, Los Angeles, New York,
Philadelphia, San Francisco and
Westchester County.
About 21 percent of the non-
Jewish spouses had converted to
Judaism and 3.3 percent of the
Jews had converted to their
spouse's religion. The majority of
the couples were in what the
report termed "mixed marriages"
where both partners maintained
their religion.
TWO-THIRDS of the couples
were made up of Jewish men
married to non-Jewish women.
But Rosenman pointed out that
among the younger couples the
cases of Jewish women marrying
non-Jews was increasing. He said
this could be attributed to
greater education for women, the
women's liberation movement,
among other things.
Mayer pointed out that the
report found that among the
couples where a spouse had
converted to Judaism the per-
centage of those who were in-
volved in the Jewish community
or observed various religious
practices was as high or higher
than among the general Jewish
population as a whole. He said
the report also showed that the
more Jewish knowledge and
identification somone had when
marrying a non-Jew the more
likely was he or she to remain
identified with the Jewish
community after the marriage.
Rosenman said the AJCom-
mittee would in the future be
contributing more toward Jewish
education. The report stresses
that the most "important focus"
in the Jewish community's
outreach to the intermarried
"must be education."
THE REPORT also urged that
adult Jewish education not be
limited to the intermarried. "If it
is important to encourage more
conversions to Judaism among
the intermarried, it is even more
important for many who were
born Jewish to experience a
learning similar to conversion.' '
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Bunny and Irving Smith are the proud parents of twin sons
born April 11. Weighing in at five pounds and five pounds 123.,
ounces respectively, they are Phillip Ashley (named for Bunny's
father Phillip Korman and grandfather, Aaron Crandus) and
Jason Andrew (named for Irving's father and mother Jack and
Anna Smith)
The Smith household has been very busy lately (besides
waiting for the twins to arrive). Son Mark David was Bar
Mitzvahed March 30 and 31 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
and daughter Tammy Renee just completed starring as the
princess in The Princess and the Pea" put on by the Tampa
Children's Theater at the Tampa Theater.
Sharing the holidays with family and friends always makes
them extra special. Visiting Lorna and Burton Osiason from
Boston College is their neice, Lori Strauss and her roommate,
Melissa Dunn. Also home is Lorna & Burt's son, Neal on spring
break from Tulane College in New Orleans.
Visiting for five days from Easton, Pa. are Rabbi and Mrs.
David M. Zielonka. David (or "Bud" as he is called) is the
brother of Dr. Carl Zielonka and the son of Mra. Carol Zielonka.
Visiting along with Bud and Marty are four of their five children
- Judy, Danny, Ruth and Debby. Their son, Butch, is at college
in North Dakota.
During a special assembly at Plant High School, at which Dr.
Richard Cheshire, president of the University of Tampa, was
guest speaker, students were tapped for National Honor
Society. Among those students receiving this scholastic
recognition were Shari Stupp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morton
Stupp; Adam Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Arnold; Mike
Field, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Field; Judi Franklin,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Franklin; and Valerie Jacobs,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maril Jacobs. Following the tapping
ceremony, a reception was given in honor of the new members
and their parents by members of National Honor Society, in-
cluding Linda Wolf, daughter of Mr. and Mra. Bob Wolf; Tom
Barkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Barldn; Cacky Levy,
daughter of Mr. and Mra. George Levy; Lauren Osiason,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Osiason; Snookie Walborsky,
daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Walborsky; and David Wolf son, son of
Dr. and Mrs. Sorrell Wolfson: Congratulations to these out-
standing students.
Sammie and Dorothy Argintar are thrilled at the birth of their
first grandchild, a boy (7 pounds, 4 ounces) son of Dr. and Mrs.
Barry Argintar of Silver Springs, Md
The evening chapter of Women's American ORT had a bagel
breakfast for prospective members today at the home of Alice
Rosenthal. In addition to the delicious meal, a slide presentation
about ORT was shown. Wendy Katz, chapter president, aided
Alice in planning this brunch.
Temple Kol Ami will be holding a special sabbath service
tonight in honor of the Hillel students at the University of South
Florida Rabbi Mark Kram. who is rabbi at Hillel House, will
conduct the services and Temple member, Merri Robinson will
serve as cantor for the evening. Preceding tonight's service,
Temple members will enterain the Hillel students at Sabbath
dinner in their homes. Following the se. vice, the Oneg Shabbat
will be given by Kol Ami members Dr. and Mrs. Richard
Kanter, Dr. and Mrs. Steven Lieber, Mr. and Mrs. Manny
Garcia, Mr. and Mrs. James Kleban, and Dr. and Mrs. Samuel
National Council of Jewish Women will have its annual
service awards presentation and installation of officers luncheon
on Tuesday, May 8; at 11:30 a.m. at CarroUwood Village
Country Club. Betty Kopehnan is chairman of the luncheon;
outgoing council president, Donna Cutler is mistress of
ceremonies; and Shelia Feldman, outgoing vice president of
community service, is presenting the service awards. The new
officers,who will be voted on at an April 25 open board meeting,
will be installed at this luncheon.
Beth Israel Sisterhood members will become models at their
closing luncheon and fashion show on Tuesday, April 24, at
11:30 a.m. at the Sweden House Restaurant. Modeling the new
summer fashions from Scogins of Brandon will be Judy Hersch,
Lee Landsberg, Barbara Griffin, Shelia Kraus, Bette Gibson,
Mollie Rich, Gertrude Kern, and Helen Males. Sisterhood
president, Judy Hersch will be mistress of ceremonies, and Bette
Gibson and Adele Langer are in charge of the luncheon and
fashion show. In addition, as a special fund raiser, s beautiful
afghan that was made and donated by Frftzi Kichler, will be
raffled off at the luncheon.
Everybody loves a picnic and so does Congregation Schaarai
Fedek. On Sunday, April 29th, at 12:30 p.m. at the Jewish
Community Center, the Brotherhood will be cooking up s story
for the annual congregational picnic. Flipping hamburgers and
roasting hot dogs will be Brotherhood president, Jack
Kopelman, vice president, Bob Haas, treasurer, Bruce Gold
stein, and secretary, Bruce Silverman. Jack Kopelman reminds
all Temple members to bring along your families, swimsuits,
tennis racquets, footballs, and everything else that makes for a
fund-filled picnic.
Until next week .

Friday, April 20,1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 7
Campaign Report Meeting Held
At a campaign report meeting, held on April 10, Dr. Carl
Zielonka, 1979 Campaign Chairman, reported that over
$517,000 has been pledged to date for this year's Federation-
UJA Drive. Meeting with division chairmen and workers for
the purpose of reviewing cards and re-assignments, they agreed ^^^m^mm^m^
to adopt the theme of "30 Days of Rededication" to complete
the campaign by May 2. Anyone who has not made a commit-
ment to the 1979 Tampa Jewish Federation Campaign is urged
to call the Federation office, 872-4451. Charles Monn
At campaign report meeting, left to right, are Carl Zielonka,
Tampa Jewish Federation president Ben Greenbaum and campaign chairman Carl Zielonka Tampa Jewish Federation campaign chairman; and Gary
address campaign workers on April 10. chariesMohn Alter- Federation executive director. CharmMohn
Roger Scott Jacobson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Jacobson,
will be called to the Torah as a
Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April
21, at Temple Schaarai Zedek.
Roger is in the seventh grade
at Young Junior High, where he
participates in the track team
and band. He also plays baseball
in the Forest Hills Senior
American League and
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson will
host the Kiddush luncheon in
Roger's honor following the
services. Friday night the Oneg
Shabbat will be hosted by friends
of the Jacob sons.
Roger's grandparents attend-
ing are Mr. and Mrs. Bernard
Greenwald of Lincolnwood, 111.,
and Mr. and Mrs. George
Jacobson of Chicago.
Other relatives to be at the Bar
Mitzvah are Great Aunt and
Uncle Sylvia and Marvin
Bierman of St. Louis and Great
Aunt Dorothy Edidin of Chicago;
Aunt Harriette Kavin of
Glenview, 111.; Uncles Mickey
Greenwald, Pittsburgh and Aunt
and Uncle Noelle and Jay
Greenwald of Buffalo Grove, 111.;
Aunt and Uncle Pearl and Victor
Greenwald, Miami Beach and
Elsie and Ben Wandner,
Chicago; and Cousins Neal and
Rochelle Greenwald and family
from Buffalo Grove, 111.
Other out-of-town guests are
Gail Gottskind, Skokie, 111. and
Doris Sutton and son Adam from

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Friday. April 20, 1979
As if they themselves had come out of bondage: These Jewish children, just out of the Soviet
Union, are attending their first Passover Seder. Although it is a dress rehearsal, for them it is
a real and dramatic experience. None of them and few, if any, of their parents attended
Sedarim in the Soviet Union. The practice Seder was arranged by the Joint Distribution
Committee in Italy where several thousand Soviet Jews are awaiting travel arrangements
that must be completed before they continue to their final destination, mostly to the U.S.
Khomeini Stirs Other Arab Hopes
The Khomeini revolution in Iran and the warm
reception given to Yasir Arafat in Teheran have
revived fresh hopes among the Arabs in the
administered areas. They regard these events as a
great victory and believe that, sooner or later,
Arafat's achievement in Iran will be repeated in
other countries. The arabs are beginning to take
cover under the shadow spread by the Ayatollah
Talks that had begun between the Israelis and
the Arabs regarding the proposed policy of self-
rule have been interrupted. Even moderate Arab
leadership sees the autonomy plan as an illusion.
According to this proposal, they say, the Israeli
Army will remain in the territories and will be
responsible for local security. Israel will also
control the water sources and all the government
lands. "What sort of an autonomy is that?" they
ask. The Mayor of Hebron is reported to have
said: "This so-called autonomy is something we
already possess."
Several weeks before the collapse of his regime,
the Shah of Iran sent an urgent invitation to a
"well-known Israeli personality" to come to
Teheran and advise him on how to solve the
imminent crisis, according to a story filed by the
Ma'ariv correspondent, Uri Dan, quoting sources
close to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Dayan
declined the invitation because he was convinced
that the Shah's days were numbered.
The Ma'ariv article also includes some in-
teresting details about the very friendly ties that
had existed between Iran and Israel even though
there never were any formal diplomatic relations.
The individual responsible for establishing the
cordial relationship with Iran was Meir Ezri, an
Iranian Jew, who spent many years in Israel.
New administrative appointments for the
coming academic year have been announced by
Dr. Gerson D. Cohen, chancellor of the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America. All appoint-
ments are effective July 1.
Dr. Mayer Rabinowitz will become dean of the
graduate school, with Dr. Anne L. Lerner as
associate dean.
Dr. David Resnick will serve as acting dean of
the Seminary College of Jewish Studies while Dr.
Ivan G. Marcus, dean of the undergraduate
department, is on sabbatical.
Dr. Neil Gillman, dean of academic affairs, will
also be on sabbatical. Dr. Joel Roth, a member of
the Talmud department, will aid in the ad-
ministration of the schools during Dr. Gillman's
Rami Benbeniahty, an Israeli Social Worker
and a member of the faculty of the Paul Baerwald
School of Social Work at the Hebrew University,
has been awarded the Charles M. Jordan Fellow-
ship for the 1978 / 79 academic year for studies
toward a doctoral degree at the University of
The late Mr. Jordan, who was executive vice
president and director-general of the JDC, was
killed in Czechoslovakia in 1967 supposedly by
Arab agents. To honor his memory, friends and
associates established the Charles H. Jordan
Memorial Fund to help finance graduate study in
social work. Funds for JDC's regular welfare,
health and education programs are provided
mainly by Jewish federations and welfare funds
through the United Jewish Appeal.
In a message prepared for Yom Hashoa, which
this year is Tuesday, Apr. 24, corresponding to 27
Nissan, a leader of the survivors organization
urged that Holocaust teaching be "appropriate,
correct, and enduring."
The call for a "meaningful form of remem-
lirance" was made by Eli Zborowski, past
president and current chairman of the Education
Committee of American Federation of Jewish
Fighters, Camp Inmates and Nazi Victims, the
umbrella organization of survivor groups.
Zborowski also serves as the only non-Israeli on
i he Board of Directors of Yad Vashem.
The American Jewish Congress sharply
criticized the State Department for permitting a
prominent official of the Palestine Liberation
Organization to enter the United States, charging
that the action will "burden" the peace process
and undermine" confidence in American im-
"This clumsy act could not have come at a
worse time; it is inexcusable as a matter of law
and as a matter of politics," the Congress said in
a statement issued by Phil Baum, associate
director of the Congress._____________________
Yaakov Avnon, vice president ofBerKjurioii
University of the Negev, arrived in New York this
week for an extended stay on special assignment
to the University's American Associates.
Making his headquarters at the national offices
of the American Associates, Ben-Gurion
University in New York City, Avnon will travel
throughout the United States spearheading a
major fund-raising campaign and participating in
a series of events celebrating the University's
10th anniversary.
Avnon was Ambassador to the Philippines
(1968-72), Ambassador to Sierra Leone (1961-64),
and First Secretary of the Israeli delegation to
Sweden (1952-55).
He has served as Consul General in Los
Angeles (1958-61 and more recently as executive
vice president of the Israel Fund, U.S.A. (1972-
The Miami Beach oceanfront Hotel Ivanhoe,
serving mainly Jewish guests, was recently pur-
chased by a Saudi millionaire. The new owner,
Wagdi Tahalawi, is reported to have paid $4.5
million for the 204-room hotel. Tahalawi has said
he is interested in investing an additional $20
million in other beachfront hotels. Responding to
a question, he said: "I am no enemy of the Jewish
people; absolutely not. I have many Jewish
friends in Egypt and in London."
The flow of cheap labor from Egypt into Israel
could have dangerous aspects. Egypt has a
civilian labor force of nine million people, two-
and-a-half times the entire population of Israel.
Most of these nine million people are severely
underpaid, even by Egyptian standards, and this
figure does not even take into account the count-
less number of unemployed or marginally em-
ployed Egyptian citizens.
Egyptian civil servants earn as little as $25 per
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Bert Green, chairman of the
Advisory Board
for the Senior
Citizen Program
of the Jewish
Community Cen-
ter has an-
: nounced two new
projects: A se-
niors arts and
crafts consign-
ment shop and
Senior Lounge
] mprovement
The Consignment Shop Com-
mittee is investigating the feasi-
bility of sponsoring a shop for
sale of arts and crafts handcraft-
ed by persons 60 and older from
Hillsborough County. Funds
from sales would go to the seniors
making them, with a percentage
being kept to cover overhead on a
rent free space.
The present committee and
anyone interested in working on
it are scheduled to visit the senior
consignment shop in St. Peters-
burg on April 26. To volunteer to
work on one of the several com-
mittees (location; stock develop-
ment; marketing; legal and
financial), to offer ideas and to
sign up for the field trip to St.
Tampa JCC
Pete, call Donna Davis, at the"-
\i the first meeting of the
Senior Ix>ung Improvement
Committee it was decided to get
De storage furniture, switch the
area designated for lounge and
dasfl space, recruit a plant com-
mittee, locate pamphlet display
racks, mirrors and pictures, and
begin having decaffeinated coffee
available (on a donation basis).
The Senior Advisory Board
works with the JCC Senior
Citizens Project, funded in part
by Title III of the Older
Americans Act. through the
auspices of the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council and
Florida's Health and Rehabilita-
tion Service.
All activities of the Senior Cit-
izens Project of the Jewish Com-
munity Center are open to
anyone 60 or older in
Hillsborough County. Although
no specific fees are charged for
programs sponsored under the
Older American's Act, donations
are welcome. The JCC is located
at 2808 Horatio in Tampa (south
of Kennedy Boulevard off
MacDill Avenue).
Gush Backs Down on Plan
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Gush Emunim backed
off from their plans, announced last week, to break ground
for 10 new settlements on the West Bank over the Pass-
over holidays. The Military Government prohibited any
action of that sort. But a senior official said that per-
mission was granted the Gush to tour the sites of the
proposed settlements.
THE OFFICIAL explained that they would visit the
sites and leave without ceremonies of any kind. The Gush
announcement took the government by surprise inasmuch
as the Cabinet has not approved any new settlements in
the occupied territories at this time.
The Gush said they were going ahead in order to
create "unerasable facts." They were supported by Trans-
port Minister Haim Landau, a Likud hard-liner opposed
to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. Landau told a group
of businessmen jn Tel Aviv last week that there would be
groundbreaking ceremonies for 10 new settlements and
that he hoped their number would increase.
But Deputy Prime Minister Yigael Yadin issued a
statement denying that any such plans were approved
and suggested that Landau was speaking only for himself.
Trif a Trial Set
In Detroit July 30
30 trial date has been set in
Detroit in the four-year-old
Immigration and Naturalization
Service case against Rumanian
Archbishop Valerian Trifa of
Grass Lake, Mich.
The government has accused
Trifa of lying when he entered
this country in the early 1950s,
and when he applied for U.S.
citizenship, by concealing his
membership in the Iron Guard, a
facist student organization in
TRIFA IS accused of inciting a
bloody pogrom against the Jews
f Bucharest in 1941. If convicted
in the case, Trifa would have his
U.S. citizenship revoked. U.S.
Attorneys working on the case
have predicted a lengthy trial,
and a lengthy appeal if Trifa is
If convicted, Trifa could be
deported to Rumania to stand
trial, but only after deportation
hearings which could also be
The Trifa case has been
scheduled to be heard by Federal
I District Judge Cornelia Kennedy,
who has been nominated for a
seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals
(Sixth Circuit) in Cincinnati.
Valerian Trifa
appointment could further delay
the Trifa case.
The 70-year-old Trifa was
indicated May 15, 1975. The U.S.
Attorney's Office in Detroit
handled the pre-trial in-
vestigations and procedures for
three years before the case was
assigned to the INS special
litigation unit in April 1978.
Kennedy'3 office said Martin ,
Mendelsohn and Eugene
Thirholf, of the special litigation
unit, and Thomas Woods, of the
U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit,
would handle the governmenfs
case against Trifa. *
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f. April 20, 1979
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Urge Reconsideration
uru Maharaj Ji Another Jones? of Voluntary Prayer
Continued from Page 4
ting, lovely, industrious."
radio talk show "par-
ty," who specializes in mis-
lation and heaping barbed
Its on his unfortunate
-callers, has also ex-
his fond affection for the
Maharaj Ji because he is
' and a "fatty" and so
OTHER sources are less
/olent than these. Neither
(they Jewish, a fact that would
_ irrelevant except when it is
erstood that the trusting
hotel operates- and the
i "personality" are.
ept when it is recognized
the Guru's convention on
li Beach shortly before the
mt of Passover incensed
tourists and residents to
[extent that the hotel operator
to pay for a large ad
tisement in The Miami Herald
byirur that his hotel had leased
[ballroom to the Divine Light
sion for public meetings,
"They placed their
i'rtising (for the meetings)
liout permission." ',
Sxcept when the fact sinks in
kt spokesman for the Guru
iharaj Ji, one Michael Berg-
man, also is Jewish and makes
pious statements about the
burden the Guru's "premies"
(followers) must bear the sad
irony in the opposition to them
from Jews. "I would expect," he
sighs, "they'd be one group (the
Jews) that certainly wouldn't
discriminate." Although how
strong can the opposition be
when so many Jewish hotel
operators welcomed the Guru
WHO ABE the Guru's non-
Jewish observers who tell
another story about him? They
are two of his former lieutenants
who are now issuing stern
warnings that the Maharaj Ji's
estimated 15,000 "premies" in
the U.S. "risk a plight similar to
that of the devotees of the Rev.
Jim Jones in Guyana."
Robert Mishler was the Guru's
personal secretary and president
of the Divine Light Mission for
six years. (The U.S. Mission was
founded in 1971.) John Hand, Jr.,
is a former vice president. Both,
who resigned from the Mission in
1977, say they see in the Maharaj
Ji the kind of behavioral dys-
functions that characterized the
life of Rev. Jones.
"We feel a degree of guilt for
(Cvtooa: Wili.r Huri/KNM SMStAaMt**)
Is the World Just
One Gigantic Gulag?
Continued from Page 4
lie being repeated from the
Philippines to Burma, from Iraq
Ethiopia, from Morocco to the
Indes states of Latin America.
Then (almost universally and
ky no means solely in the Third
Vorld) the intelligentsia come in
lor suspicion and persecution.
A closer look at the Amnesty
sport shows that intellectuals
viewed with increasing
listrust all over the world.
EVEN THE potentially
ritical outlook of college and
liversity students, teachers,
)rs, lawyers, journalists and
is felt to represent a
Prom the Soviet system to the
[ voodoo-backed Haitian regime,
the intelligentsia are cate-
gorically declared wards of the
long arm of the law.
Third, the forms oppression
lakes are increasingly being
perfected, brutality and
sophistication going hand in
Islamic countries seem to be
reverting to medieval practices in
criminal law, and there is a
widespread tendency to introduce
| the death sentence with less and
[ less misgiving.
Entire groups are sent
wholesale to Kafkaesque penal
[colonies for longer and longer
I periods of time.
TORTURE AND massacre are
i hardy evergreens that defy at-
tempts to weed them out. So do
I the newer techniques of torture in
First, the post-colonial
Third World has estab-
lished political structures
that correspond well-nigh
perfectly ... to the re-
pressive systems they re-
placed and claim to have
abolished There is no
such thing as a new
morality of liberated
states, merely a thread-
bare self-justification by
ruling elites and cliques
who claim that underde-
velopment obliges them to
restrict inalienable basic
psychiatric wards exported by
the Soviet Union to other
socialist states.
The Amnesty report makes no
attempt to assess the number of
people persecuted and oppressed,
tortured and executed for
political, religious, ethnic and
racial reasons.
But it is fair to assume that
they number several million,
given that mention is made of 110
countries (although in a number
of Western countries only minor
and marginal offenses are listed).
West Germany is mentioned
for its unduly rigorous response
to urban guerrillas, but in
comparison with the overall
picture Amnesty International
would appear to have included
this reference to demonstrate its
own lack of bias more than
anything else.
contributing to turning him loose
in the United States," they
declare, where Maharaj Ji
branched out from India with an
alleged million followers there.
"Our hope is that the fii? of
these (U.S.) followers will try to
exert pressure to save them."
ACCORDING to Mishler and
Hand, the Guru speaks
frequently of building a city
along the lines of Jonestown in
Guyana. And, in their opinion,
"there is every evidence he is
capable of doing it."
Mishler and Hand report that
the Guru is infatuated by
weapons and gangsters. A
United Press International report
quotes them as observing that
"Maharaj Ji was excited by the
crime underworld and after
viewing the movie. The God-
father, formed a security unit
called the'World Peace Corps.' "
Say Mishler and Hand: "He is
infatuated with the Mafia and
even tried to arrange a meeting
with a New York don." Hand
adds that "The Mission now has
secret stockpiles of weapons."
Furthermore, they allege that
the Guru's private behavior
includes "physical and sexual
assaults on followers by stripping
them, pouring abrasive chemicals
on their bodies, administering
drugs and having them beaten
with sticks or thrown into swim-
ming pools."
SAYS HAND of his personal
experience with the Guru, "I've
been punched and kneed in the
groin by Maharaj Ji, and I've
seen toxic chemicals poured in
the mouths of followers. He
does this laughingly."
On Capitol Hill, Sen. Robert
Dole (R., Kan.) has called on the
Senate Finance Committee to
investigate and review the tax-
exempt status of "certain so-
called religious groups."
Argues Dole: "The
proliferation of various cults
under the protection of a tax-
exempt organization is cause for
concern." There is evidence, he
argues, that some organizations
are engaging in activities outside
their right to enjoy tax-exempt
BUT THIS is only the
financial tip of a deeper tragedy,
which the letter-writer of the
other day unfolds with such
emotional agony the growing
loss of American youngsters to
movements shrouded in quasi-
religious guise who are hyp-
notized into participation in para-
Rabbi Brett Goldstein, of
Temple Israel of Greater Miami,
responding to the Guru's liquid-
eyed examination of the area as a
site for his Mission's head-
quarters, made this the subject of
a workshop, "Countering the
Cults," early this week. "How do
they strike?" he asked. "What
can be done?" They are privotal
questions. They better be an-
swered. And fast.
Dies at 75
Isaac Marcadis, 75, died April
5. Born in Jerusalem, Marcadis
had lived in Tampa since 1914.
He was a veteran of World War
II and a member of Congregation
Rodeph Sholom. Rabbi Mark
Xrarn and Cantor William
Hauben officiated at services at
B. Marion Reed Chapel followed
by interment at Rodeph Sholom
Cemetery. He is survived by two
brothers, Abe Marcadis and
Simon Marcadis of Tampa and
two nephews Abe Marcadis and
Isaac Marcadis of West Palm
American Jewish Committee and
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith have called upon the
Senate "to reconsider and
reverse" its vote on an amend-
ment sponsored by Sen. Jesse
Helms, a conservative
Republican from North Carolina,
that would permit voluntary
prayer in the nation's public
At the same time, the
American Jewish Congress said
it was "dismayed and disap-
pointed" by the Senate vote of
47-37 in favor of the Helms
amendment and announced it
would challenge the constitu-
tionality of the measure in the
federal courts.
MEANWHILE, President
Carter, in discussing the
amendment with a group of
editors at the White House, said
"I think the government ought to
stay out of the prayer business
and let it be between a person and
God, and not let it be part of a
school program under any
tangible constraints, either a
direct order to a child to pray or
an embarrassing situation where
the child would be constrained to
The amendment, tacked on to
an Administration bill
establishing a new Cabinet-level
Department of Education, would
eliminate Supreme Court
jurisdiction over state legislation
governing voluntary worship in
the public schools.
Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (D.,
Conn.), who managed the bill on
the floor, hoped to overturn the
IN A LETTER to members of
the Senate, Justin Finger,
director of ADL's civil rights
dvision, and Samuel Rabinove,
AJCommittee's legal director,
pointed out that the amendment
is "of dubious constitutionality,"
and will create a chaotic situation
in which some state courts might
bar school prayers, while others
might permit the practice.
This would be a clear violation
of the Establishment Clause of
the First Amendment, as well as
of the Supreme Court mandate
against prayer in the public
schools, they said. The letter
noted that prayer in public
schools was ruled un-
constitutional by the U.S.
Supreme Court in 1962 as a
practice clearly violating the
Establishment Caluse of the
First Amendment.
The following year, the
Supreme Court struck down as
unconstitutional a program in
which passages from the Bible
and the Lord's Prayer were read
in public schools.
THE LETTER further noted
that previous attempts to
overturn the Supreme Court
decision by amending the
Constitution to allow voluntary
recitation of prayers in public
schools "failed largely because at
the hearings on the proposed
amendments, leaders of all faiths,
as well as leading constitutional
lawyers, testified against them."
Albert Goldstein, chairman of
the AJCongress commission on
law and social action, said,
"Although we have no position
on the bill to establish a new
Cabinet level department, we
strongly oppose Sen. Helms'
rider, which would bar the federal
courts from hearing any case
challenging a practice of
'voluntary' prayer in the public
The Helms amendment, he
said, "is a blatant attempt to
circumvent the clear mandate of
the Supreme Court, which has
outlawed school prayers."
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Synagogue Directory
2111 Swoon Avenue 255-6371 or 251-4275 Rabbi Nothan Bryn
Service*: Fridoy, 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and
evening minyon
2001 Swann Avenue*251 -4215 Rabbi Samuel Mallinger Services:
Fridoy, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Daily: morning and evening
885-3356 Allan Fox, President Services: first and third Friday of
each month at the Community Lodge, Waters and da, 8 p.m.
2713 Boyshore Boulevard 837-1911 Hazzan William Hauben
Service*: Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Daily: Minyan, 7:15
a.m.; Sunday, 9a.m.
3303 Swann Avenue 876-2377 Rabbi Fronk Sundheim Services:
Friday, 8 p.m.
Jewish Student Center (USF), 3645 Fletcher Avenue 971-6768 or
985-7926 Rabbi Laiar Rivkin Rabbi Yakov Werde Services:
Friday, 7 p.m. Shabbos meal follows services
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vices: Friday. 7:30p.m.

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Militant Islam
Hot and Cold Peace Treaty Aftermath
Continued from Page 1
double messages that have
surfaced in the interim, both with
regard to elements in the treaty
itself, and to matters in the
region in general.
To Israel, at the core of the
process was the willingness of the
parties, while continuing to seek
a comprehensive settlement, not
to allow relations between Egypt
and Israel to be hostage to the
decisions of other Arab states.
Egypt and Israel apparently
understood that to let Syria and
the PLO determine the course of
negotiations was to paralyze the
THIS WAS the major break-
through at Camp David, as
reflected in the commitment in
the accords to attain a treaty
within 90 days. And it has been
reaffirmed in the treaty; its
language provides for continuing
negotiations on the question of
autonomy, but does not legally
bind relations between Egypt
and Israel to the outcome of
those negotiations.
And yet, there are continuing
signs that Egypt expects its pan-
Arab demands full Israeli
withdrawal on all fronts, the
creation of a Palestinian state,
Arab sovereignty over East
Jerusalem to be met if
relations with Israel are to
prosper. This manifests itself in
Sadat's continuing reference to
the United States as a "full
partner" to the negotiations on
Palestinian autonomy.
In effect, Egypt has been
saying that while it has accepted
vague language on outstanding
issues in the document itself, it
assumes that the United States
w;ll take the Arab part to ensure
Map shows expanding Islam militancy
the realization of Arab aims.
The double-message: 1) Egypt
wants peace with Israel above all
else; and, 2) Egypt says peace
depends on the satisfactory
resolution of pan-Arab issues.
role of the United States became
ever more crucial to the success
of the treaty. For Egypt, the
prospect of large-scale American
economic aid lies at the heart of
Sadat's project for the
rehabilitation of Egypt's
economy; he talks of the need for
a Marshall Plan for Egypt.
For Israel, it was possible to
consider dismantling Sinai
airbases and giving up Sinai
oilfields only with American
assurances of funding and
guarantees of oil.
What has evolved, therefore, is
a process of large-scale economic
and even military aid, with the
possibility of some U.S. military
Urge Gotham as
'Living Memorial'
The President's Commission on
the Holocaust is being urged to
consider New York City as the
site of "a living memorial" to the
six million victims of the
Holocaust. New York City Mayor
Edward Koch suggested this to
the Commission at hearings
being held by Congressional
members of the Presidential
group appointed to make
recommendations for a suitable
Herbert Richman, special
assistant to the Mayor, urged
that New York City be
established as the site inasmuch
as the New York area has the
largest number of survivors of
the Holocaust living there.
suggestion to Rep. S. William
Green (R., N.Y.), who held a
hearing in New York Friday to
receive testimony on the Com-
mission's mandate to establish a
national memorial. Previous
hearings were held by Rep.
William I^ehman (D., Fla.) in
Miami and bv Rep. Stephen
Solarz (D., N.Y.) in Brooklyn. All
three Congressmen are among
the five Representatives and five
Senators on the Commission.
Dore Schary, honorary
chairman of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, suggested
at Friday's hearing that a "living
memorial" such as a museum be
established either in New York or
He also suggested a special
clock to tick off the minutes "one
after another for six long years
and every single minute for 60
minutes an hour for 24 days,
seven days a week, 52 weeks a
year for six years," to record the
murder of six million Jews.
Democratic Rep. Allard
Lowenstein also supported the -
idea that the memorial be in New
York or Washington, or possibly
Skokie, 111., where there is a large
concentration of Holocaust
Meanwhile, the Jewish
Community Council of Greater
Washington is urging that
"every Jewish home" light a
yahrzeit candle on Monday
evening, Apr. 23, in memory of
the six million Jews who perished
in the Holocaust. The Council
also urged that "no joyous ac-
tivities be planned for this night
and the following day," Tuesday.
Apr. 24.
The appeals were made in
connection with the "Days of
Remembrance" to be observed
for the week beginning Apr. 22
presence in the region, to ensure
the success of the treaty. Israel
recognizes the importance of this
role, primarily because it reflects
United States understanding of
the needs of both parties.
ON THE other hand, there is
the second image of the United
States as "full partner," that
projected by Anwar Sadat to
assist the Arabs in the diplomatic
At times, there have been
differences between Israel and
the United States over the
Egyptian-Israeli relationship,
but these differences were
minimal and could be overcome.
The differences between Israel
and the United States on West
Bank issues are much sharper,
and the prospect of the U.S.
going beyond the role of mediator
could create major problems.
American positions on such
issues as settlements, an Israeli
military presence, the role of the
PLO, and Jerusalem are either
presently in conflict with those of
Israel or potentially may be. It is,
therefore, with some misgivings
that Israelis react to the future
role of the U.S. as a "full part-
ner" to the negotiations over
The double-message: 1) The
U.S. playing the role of "full
partner," means treating both
sides fairly and encouraging good
relations through economic,
military, and political assistance
and mediation; and, 2) The U.S.
as "full partner" means
pressuring Israel on the difficult
and perilous issues still ahead.
THE VISIT of Anwar Sadat to
Jerusalem in November, 1977,
signalled to many Israelis a new
and welcome pragmatism in the
Arab world. It seemed clear that
Sadat had come to recognize that
it was far more important for him
to begin to deal with his coun-
try's massive economic and social
problems than to continue his
destructive struggle against
PLO Must Change: Carter
Continued from Page 1
directors from outside of
"AS FAR as direct relations or
consultations or negotiations
with the PLO are concerned,"
Carter said, "we will not do this
unless the PLO endorses the
United Nations (Security
Council) Resolution 242, the
basis for all our discussions and a
resolution that has been endorsed
by all of the Arab countries as
well as the Israelis, and also
recognizes Israel's right to exist.
"As long as the PLO's con-
stitution and commitment is
dedicated to the destruction of
Israel, we will not negotiate with
Saying that "we are eager" for
"the Palestinian people them-
selves to effectuate the agree-
ments" reached at Camp David
in September and encompassed
in the Egyptian Israeli peace
treaty, the President added:
"MY HOPE is that in a couple
of months, when El Arish is
returned to Egypt, and the
borders between Israel and
Egypt are open, that the free
travel of Palestinians and
Egyptians, for instance, back and
forth between their homes, will
alleviate the tension and let the
Palestinians escape from the un-
warranted constraint of the
threat of terrorism against them
if they negotiate to get, to use
Mr. (Menachem) Begins ex-
pression, full autonomy."
Carter also stated: "I think
(President Anwar) Sadat has
done more for the Palestinians
and their cause than any other
Arab leader. Now they are fearful
of the carrying out of threats of
death by some of the more radical
Arab elements in the Mideast. So
we are eager to see the Pales-
tinian people participate to have
full autonomy."

Israel. And Sadat's willingness
to continue the process despite
its ups and downs, first at Camp
David, then with the signing of
the treaty confirms the strength
of this new pragmatism.
The fact that the Egyptian
people seem to share this new
pragmatism, as reflected in
comments on the street in Cairo
to the effect that Egyptians have
too long spilled their blood on
behalf of the Arab cause, rein-
forced Israel's sense of optimism
for the future.
And yet, at the very time that
the world was focusing on the
possibility of peace between
Israel and an Arab state for the
first time, a force working
against peace and against
pragmatism was growing apace.
This was the Islamic revolution.
IT REACHED its high point
in the non-Arab state of Iran
when an Islamic Republic became
the call of the day. But it has
affected states throughout the
region including Saudi Arabia,
Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan.
Movement by any Arab state
toward a new relationship with
Israel would therefore evoke not
only political hostility from pan-
Arabists (as was manifest in the
Baghdad Conference in
November), but also an increased
religious hostility from pan-
The very concept of living side-
by-side with a Jewih sovereign
state in the region seems to be
anathema to the movement.
Nothing symbolizes this as well
as Ayatollah Khomeini's turning
over the Israeli legation in
Teheran to the PLO. Beyond
symbolism, supporters of the
Ayatollah have said that the next
logical place for an Islamic
revolution is Egypt.
The double-message: 1)
Sadat's pragmatism offers a
promising picture for the future,
if it spreads to other Arab states;
and, 2) Pressures of the Islamic
revolution bode ill for the
potential forces of moderation
and pragmatism.
Negev Expansion Given
Top Priority by Dulzin
Continued from Page 1
evacuation of Sinai in three
Galilee ranked next in im-
portance. "We have to make sure
that the Galilee is settled with
Jews as fast as possible," Dulzin
said. "If we neglect the Galilee as
we have done until now, we shall
face very grave problems," an
apparent reference to the pos-
sibility that Arabs will out-
number Jews in that region.
Dulzin said the WZO's Set-
tlement Department will set up
28 manned lookout posts in
Galilee in the near future which
eventually will become settle-
ments. He said that for the first
time, candidates for these settle-
ments were being recruited
directly by the Jewish Agency
and not through the settlement
movements linked to Israel's
various political parties. Mean-
while, he said, the look-out posts
would serve to stop the illegal
seizure of land in Galilee.
DULZIN reported that the
Jewish Agency's Settlement De-
partment has established a
special task force to plan the
development of the Pithat
Shalom region where Israelis now
living in Sinai will be resettled.
He said the plans call for 20
new settlements on the Israeli
side of the border with Egypt. Of
these, 14 will be relocated from
the Rafah region, of Sinai and six
new settlements for immigrants
will be built.
Dulzin said he expressed a
sharp increase in immigration as
peace becomes a political reality.
"There is good reason to
believe that the number of im-
migrants will be doubled with
peace. The security tension that
characterized Israel so far is one
of the factors which deterred
immigrants from coming," he
HE PREDICTED that about
45,000 immigrants would arrive
this year and claimed there was a
potential of 250,000 Jews all over
the world who would consider
Dulzin said that while Jewish
emigration from the Soviet Union
has increased in absolute
numbers, he was concerned by
the growing number of "drop-
outs' Russian Jews who out

to settle in countries other than
Israel after leaving the USSR.
He said monthly emigration
from Russia is now between .
40,000 to 43.000, and the total
number of Jews leaving this year
may reach 50.000. But in the last
three months, the drop-out rate
has reached 70 percent.
HE SAID he would meet again
soon with the leaders of HI AS
and the Joint Distribution Com- ,
mittee to discuss the drop-out
problem. "Presently, the leaders
of American Jewry show more
understanding of the problem .
than in the past," Dulzin said, ''
but he did not elaborate.
With respect to the problem of
yordim Israelis who settle
ubroad Dulzin said that be-
tween 12 to 13,000 Israelis left
the country annually, and "we
did not succed to return the
yordim." He accused the yordim
of making it difficult to promote
aliya abroad. He said most of
them were veteran Israelis, and
there was little reemigration
among immigrants.
Of the 145.000 Russian Jews
who arrived in Israel over the
past nine years, only 4,000
returned. Of the immigrant
imputation as a whole, only a
maximum of 15 percent return to
their countries of origin, Dulzin
BUT HE warned that unless
the housing shortage is solved, #
aliya would shrink. "We now
have more aliya candidates than
we have housing and the absorp-
tion centers are absolutely
packed," Dulzin said.
He said he expected the Jewish
Agency General Assembly,
which convenes here in June, to
be expanded into a convention of
solidarity of Jews the world over
with Israel in the new era of
peace. He stressed that the
Jewish Agency delegates came to
Israel at their own expense and
urged the Israeli public not to
underestimate the importance of
such events.
"It all began with one Zionist
Congress in Basel and ended with
the establishment of the State of
Israel," he said. He expressed
hope that many more such
gatherings will take place to
improve ties between Israel and
Diaspora Jews. "We must show
them that we care to hear what
they have to say," Dulzin said.
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Ready for Peace
fiece of What?, Asks Opposition Leader
ondon Chronicle Syndicate
JIRUSALEM The border
neen Egypt and Israel will be
ned at the beginning of June,
telephone "hot line" between
nachem Begin, the Israeli
Jne Minister, and President
(at has been established, and a
let civilian air service will be
Lgurated between Cairo -and
i-Gurion airport.
These are among the first
gible results to have emerged
ji Begin's highly successful
|t to Cairo. However, the
cise definition of the ex-
nges which will be allowed
i "open borders" was not
LS SOON as the peace
eement signed by the two
Intries in Washington was
lified, two tons of matzot for
^sover were sent by Israel to
[ two small Jewish com-
nities remaining in Cairo and
kxandria. The matzot were
pered earlier this year by the
nerican Joint Distribution
firm measure of under-
nding seems .to have been
Lblished between President and Begin, particularly
bring their final 50-minute
vate conversation at the
ijhheh Palace in Cairo when
kih men showed a spirit of
I Israel agreed to advance the
ktc of her withdrawal from El
Irish, in northern Sinai, so that
|e town can be restored to
Igyptian sovereignty on May 26.
Mr. Begin will meet in the town
on May 27 to open talks on the
Arab autonomy issue, and later
the same day they will fly to
Beersheba by helicopter.
Thereafter, the talks will
continue alternately in both
Cyrus Vance, U.S. Secretary of
State, will also attend the May 27
meeting in El Arish.
However, for all the unex-
pected success of Begin's Cairo
visit, no one in Israel minimizes
the differences which remain to
be bridged on hdw the autonomy
proposals should be implemented
and what exactly is involved.
Briefly describing his Cairo
visit, Begin said: "Who would
have imagined two years ago that
a Prime Minister of Israel would
be in Cairo with Hatikva played
"Who would have ever
believed such a thing possible?"
Prime Minister's right-wing
critic, interjected: "Yes, but
never before has an Israeli
Premier agreed to abandon
settlements. Never before has an
Israeli Premier agreed to sur-
render the whole of Sinai.
"If you take the same line in
Judea and Samaria you could
find yourself in Jordan in the
same way."
Begin smiled broadly and dis-
missed her interjection with a
derisive wave of his hand.
There has been a change in the
arrangements for exchanging the
instruments of ratification of the
treaty. Originally, Moshe Dayan,
the Israeli Foreign Minister, and
his Egyptian counterpart. Dr.
Butros Ghali, were to have made
the exchange in visits to Cairo
and Jerusalem.
Now, however, the documents
will be exchanged in the United
Nations buffer zone in Sinai.
MAIER ASHER reports from
Tel Aviv: For the thousands of
Israelis who left their jobs for a
time to watch the direct TV
transmission from Cairo of
Begin's arrival there, the high
point was the playing of Hatikva
by an Egyptian military band,
and Begin's inspection of the
Egyptian guard of honor.
Wolf Blitzer cables from
Washington: Israel has
registered a strong protest with
the State Department following a
surprise U.S. decision to extend a
three-week entry visa to a senior
official of the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization.
The official, Shafik el-Hout,
who is the director of the PLO
office in Beirut, is coming to the
U.S. for a lecture tour.
AMERICAN officials have
denied that the decision to grant
el-Hout a visa, taken at the
highest government level, rep-
resents any change in policy
towards the PLO.
The Egyptian Premier,
Mustapha Khalil. said in Cairo
that his Cabinet had accepted the
|M>ace treaty unanimously and
that it would now be put before
the Egyptian Parliament.
Bumpy Road to Peace
Heated Words Cross Divide
[Perhaps it was the advent
of Passover, but things
were not all smooth sailing
between Israel and Egypt
I this week.
The widely reported
[ statement of Egyptian
Prime Minister Mustafa
Khalil, in which he sug-
gested that Egypt would go
to the support of Syria in
the event of a confrontation
with Israel, seemed to be
put to rest in the wake of an
1 Israeli protest to Cairo and
BUT THEN came Foreign
linister Butros Ghali of Egypt,
vho announced that his govern-
ment will not normalize relations
vith Israel as soon as had been
This was followed by Israeli
| Defense Minister Ezer Weiz-
|man's decision to cancel an of-
ficial trip to Cairo.
Finally, the Israeli freighter
Ishdod, scheduled to be the first
Israeli ship to sail through the
suez Canal following the peace
treaty, was turned away to the
ort of Eilat by Egyptian of-
And then came the last straw.
|The formal ratification of the
I peace treaty has been set forward
[to Apr. 22. It was due to have
|been ratified last Monday.
[in response to criticism of his
[statement on delayed normal-
isation of relations with Israel,
[said that after all Israel Prime
Minister Menachem Begin's vow
to continue constructing settle-
ments on the West Bank can not
I help but "obstruct" peace efforts.
Mustafa Khalil
But the press in both Egypt
and Israel has meanwhile at-
tempted to blame all the rhetoric
on the Passover holidays.
Weizman, for example put off his
Cairo trip because he was con-
cerned about keeping kosher
during the holiday. (Weizman is
not an Orthodox Jew.)
The Khalil statement was
given a low profile on the basis
that he had seemed to backtrack
on it almost immediately. Even
the Egyptian press'criticized the
statement which was made
during a debate in Parliament as
an example that Egypt wasn't
beeing too compromising with
the Israelis on priority of treaties.
STILL, Israel did request
clarification from Egypt about
the Khalil statement, although
diplomatic observers confessed
that Khalil probably was at-
tempting to pacify the growing
opposition to Egypt in the Arab
They suggested that for this
reason alone the statement
should not be exaggerated out of
For his part, Khalil told an
Israeli correspondent in Cairo
that he rejected the Israeli
protest and request tor
HE TOLD Tamar Golan, a
Ma'ariv correspondent in Cairo,
that his statement contained
"nothing new in comparison to
the things I said to Foreign
Minister Moshe Dayan and to
American Secretary of State
Vance and to Alfred Atherton."
He also said that the "Camp
David accords obligate Israel to
agree in principle to the same
standards in the Golan (Heights)
which were applied in Sinai. That
is, complete withdrawal, Syrian
sovereignty in the Golan, the dis-
mantling of settlements, and the
implementation of security
arrangements for Israel."
Prime Minister Begin visits one of the Egyptian Pyramids.
Soviets Warn They'll
'Solve Jewish Problem5
Soviet official warned in Moscow
that there would be a "solution of
the Jewish probelm" after the
end of next year's Olympic
(lames in Moscow. Konstantin
Zoltov, an official of ovir, the
organization which processes exit
visas, gave the warning to Alia
Smuliansky who, with her
husband Mark, has been trying
In leave for Israel for the past
nine years.
According to a British visitor
to Moscow, who returned to
London. Alia went to the ovir
office on receipt of an official
invitation addressed to her
husband. Zoltov told her that
despite a threat by her husband
to kill himself outside the
Kremlin, the couple would never
be allowed to leave the country.
A FEW OF of the other
refusniks would be allowed to
emigrate before the Olympics,
but the others would go on a long
journey to a place they would not
Continued from Page 5
international controversy
because sophisticated technicians
can ultimately turn the reactors
toward the production of nuclear
weapons from their ostensible
electrical energy purpose. It is
widely known that many Arab
leaders, particularly those in the
confrontation states with Israel,
have been pushing to acquire
nuclear weapons.
The Daily News of New York is
quoting "reliable sources" as
declaring that a covert Israeli
commando operation was in-
volved, particularly in view of the
sophisticated knowledge neces-
sary to trigger the blast. The two
reactors destined for Iraq were
blown up while in their packing
containers, which were marked
with coded identification as
like, and after the Games, "we
will solve the Jewish problem,"
Zoltov said.
Shortly after this interview,
the Smulianskys arrived in a
distraught state at the hotel
where some British tourists were
staying and described to them
what had happened.
Smuliansky lost his job as a
metallurgical engineer nine years
ago. He has since had a series of
progressively lower paid jobs and
is now a night watchman on a
building site earning 65 Rubles a
month. His wife, a former
Intourisl guide, now coaches
students in modern languages.
seen as the latest sign that the
Soviet authorities plan to clear as
many dissidents as possible from
Moscow during the Olympics to
prevent embarrassments to the
regime while so many foreign
tourists are present.
Smuliansky was among Jewish
activists imprisoned during
President Nixon's visit to
Moscow in 1972.
Air Force Hits Bases
In Bomb Retaliation
Israeli air force planes attacked
terrorist bases in south Lebanon
Apr. 10 only hours after a bomb
blast in Tel Aviv's Carmel
Market killed a woman and
injured 35 other people. A
military spokesman said the
bases struck near Tyre, Damour
and Ras el-Ein had been used as
exit points for terrorists on their
way to Israel.
The military arm of the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion claimed responsibility for the
outrage. A PLO spokesman in
Damascus said the action was
carried out by the Kemal al
Wassen unit, named after the
PLO senior commander who was
killed in Beirut last year.
Tyomkin said the bomb, which
went off near a fish vendor's
stand in the Carmel Market,
contained a half kilogram of
explosives. The market was
jammed at the time with women
and children shopping for
A military spokesman said
later that seven Israelis were
killed and 166 injured in 11 acts
of terrorism in the last four
months. On Apr. 8, two days
before the Carmel blast, a poten-
tial disaster was *v<
Jerusalem when police sappers
dismantled a Katyusha rocket
I aimed at downtown Jerusalem.
The rocket launcher was
spotted by a passerby who saw it
on a hill in southeast Jerusalem
near the United Nations head-
quarters. On Apr. 6 a bomb was
dismantled when it was found
attached to the rear of a bus in
the central bus station of
HOWEVER, the same day a
bomb wrecked the interior of a
Jewish-owned restaurant in East
Jerusalem, injuring 16 persons.
The restaurant was the popular
Dolphin which opened after the
1967 Six-Day War and specializes
in seafood. Two weeks earlier a
hand grenade was tossed in front
of the restaurant but there were
no injuries. The restaurant was
back in business Apr. 7 with its
usual crowd of customers.
Asked about the Tel Aviv
bombing and the Israeli
retaliation at a press conference
in Washington Apr. 10, President
Carter said he believes that
violence will continue in the Mid-
east but he hoped that it will end
once the "viability and ad-
vantage of the peace process"
undertaken by Israel and Egypt
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