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]
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December 25, 1981
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v. : ill. ;


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Dates or Sequential Designation:
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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,'olume 3 Number 45
Of Tampa
Tampa, Florida Friday, December 25,1981
Price 35 Cents
Fighting spirit of the Maccabees in the cause of Jewish liberty
is being celebrated during the Chanukah holidays which began
with the lighting of the first candle on Sunday evening.
New Film
Vanessa Outraging
Everybody Again
Vanessa Redgrave, whose
staunch support of the Palestine
Liberation Organization pro-
voked a controversy last year
when she was cast as a Jewish
prisoner in a Nazi concentration
camp in the CBS-TV production
of "Playing for Time," is now in-
volved in promoting two anti-
Zionist films, the Anti-Defa-
mation League of B'nai B'rith
According to Justin Finger, di-
rector of the ADL's civil rights
division, Redgrave is promoting
a propaganda film entitled
"Occupied Palestine," which was
premiered in October at the San
Francisco Film Festival, and is
preparing another film that
accuses "Zionists" of being Nazi
In the late 1970s, she produced
and played a leading role in "The
Palestinian," in which she was
shown dancing in a PLO camp,
holding a rifle over her head.
Finger said that financing for
the new film has been provided
by the Crown Prince of Kuwait,
other Kuwaiti "petrodollar ty-
coons" and Palestinians. The
Kuwaiti and Palestinian financial
assistance, he said, was solicited
during a Middle East tour made
by Redgrave to promote "Occu-
pied Palestine."
Finger said that the premise of
Ms. Redgrave's new film an
alleged conspiracy between Zion-
ists and Nazis during World War
Continued on Page 5-
Cheating Would be 'Disaster'
Egyptians See Peace With Israel
Undiminished in Future of Necessity
CAIRO (ZINS) The peace
treaty President Sadat initiated, how-
ever imperfect and incomplete, still ap-
pears to be very much alive, according to
the editor of the ruling Egyptian Na-
tional Democratic Party's weekly Mayo,
Ibrahim Sa'adeh. In a remarkable article
last week, he warned those who ad-
vocated "cheating" the Israelis and
reneging on Egyptians commitments
once Sinai is restored, that this would be
an unmitigated disaster for Egypt.
Sa'adeh writes that any attempt to
go back on the treaty after April would
bring down international opprobrium on
Egypt, shatter its credibility in the
world, destroy its ties with the U.S. and
its access to the most modern American
arms, and necessitate grovelling to the
Soviet Union for replacements. Israel, on
the other hand, Sa'adeh continued,
would emerge as Washington's most
trusted ally in the region, and would
probably feel free to reoccupy Sinai
without encountering any major in-
ternational criticism.
On the other hand, Dr. Osama el-
Baz, political director of the president's
office and one of Mubarak 'sclosest aides,
said in Cairo recently that there will be
no "radical change" in Egypt's peace
policy after Sinai is returned.According
to the Israeli daily Ha'aretz, the em-
phasis should be on "radical" rather
than "change." After next April, Egypt
can take on an increasingly forthright
position on contentious issues such as
Palestinian State and the Fahd plan that
it prefers to softpedal for the moment,
and this could precipitate a crises in rela-
tions with Israel.
U.S. and Israel
Serious Concern Over
Future Relations
(Jerusalem), and
(JTA) The future of re-
lations with Washington was a
subject of serious concern here
following Premier Menachem
Begin's unprecedented attack on
the Reagan Administration for
suspending the U.S.-Israel stra-
tegic cooperation agreement. But
there were indications that both
sides would like to cool the situa-
The status of the agreement
remained uncertain. Begin ac-
cused the Administration of
"abrogating" it to "punish" Is-
rael for its annexation of the
Golan Heights a week ago and
declared that this made the pact
"null and void."
The Cabinet did not formally
ratify Begin's statement but, ac-
cording to a close aide "no one
expressed any reservations or ob-
jections" at Sunday's session.
Cabinet Secretary Arye Naor told
reporters later that the Premier's
statement has the "validity" of a
Cabinet decision even though not
formally endorsed. It was
learned, however, that discussion
was cut short because Begin was
in severe pain from his recent hip
Division Over Begin's Statement
Nevertheless, the Cabinet ap-
pears to be divided over Begin's
caustic statement to U.S. Am-
bassador Samuel Lewis, later
made public, an unprecedented
departure from normal practice.
Some ministers told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency privately
that they were pleased with
Begin's performance because the
Administration's "punishment"
of Israel was "disproportionate"
and intended to please and ap-
pease the Arabs. One Minister
contended it would galvanize
American Jewish support behind
There had been an uncomfort-
able awareness here last week
that the organized American
Jewish community was less than
enthusiastic over Israel's Golan
law. But there were also strong
feelings here that Begin had
"gone too far" in his bitter cata-
loguing of Israel's grievances
against the U.S.
Several of the more moderate
Ministers are reported to have
complained privately that Begin
has been repeatedly confronting
the Cabinet with faits accomplis.
The U.S.-Israel memorandum of
understanding on strategic co-
operation was approved in ad-
vance of its signing November 30
at a hurried Cabinet meeting in
Begin's hospital room. Begin has
Continued on Page 11
Dial A Bus Program Curtailed: Volunteers Sought
Riders of the Chai Dial-A-Bus
have received letters informing
them that the program will be
drastically changed as of Jan. 1,
The changes, which will call for
no operation of the bus program
during January and February
and a new plan to be in operation
beginning in March, resulted
from the 1961 Tampa Jewish
Federation-United Jewish
Appeal Campaign not meeting its
11,000,000 goal. The final cam-
paign totalled $870,000. Of this,
*375,000 was allocated to local
The Chai Dial-A-Bus program
began in 1975. Originally, the bus
was donated by National Council
of Jewish Women, and the opera-
ting costs were to be borne by
Tampa Jewish Federation. Over
the years, the costs of operation
have increased from $5,000 to
this year's projected $16,000.
Volunteers from NCJW operate
the Dial-A-Bus office (located in
the Jewish Community Center)
dairy from 9 to 12. While the
request for ooeratina funds this
year was $16,000, the allocated
amount was $8,000. Tius has
brought about the present sus-
pension and re-evaluation of
"The details of the new plan
have not yet been worked out,"
according to Gary Alter, execu-
tive director of Tampa Jewish
Federation. "One possible plan is
for the bus to operate two to
three days a week with a pre-
scheduled route which would take
passengers to a specific area of
the community on certain days."
Discussions concerning the
Senior Citizens transportation
program have taken place be-
Continued on Page 7
Cash Effort Underway
By Federation
.. The need to provide a timely
anb adequate flow of cash to Is-
rael, national and local agencies
has spurred a year-end effort by
the Tampa Jewish Federation to
turn pledges into payments be-
fore December 31.
The Cash Collection Campaign
is headed again this year by
Meyer (Mickey) Frank who ser-
ved as Cash chairman in 1980.
The 1981 Campaign stresses
not only the importance of cur-
rent pledges to the Federation,
but recommends accelerated pay-
ment on future pledges to take
advantage of the new tax laws.
Substantial tax savings can re-
sult from payments received
prior to December 31st.
Frank reports that letters have
been sent to all contributors urg-
ing payment before the end of

The.hun*% Wx- ~r*r-------
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Friday, December 25,
The Modern
Jewish Woman*
TJF Women's Division

Many people believe that the
Women's Division is preoccupied
solely with fundraising activities.
In reality, the scope of Women's
Division programs has broadened
in recent years to include Jewish
education as a top priority.
Today it is essential that our
priorities go beyond fundraising.
Our activities must become a
means to strengthen Jewish
education. Indeed, we must
provide an education in being
Jewish. We must give the chil-
dren of Israel the opportunity to
complete high school and univer-
sity. We must give our own chil-
dren the chance to understand
the unique meaning of being a
Jew. And we must continue our
own educational development so
that we can grow as women, as
leaders and as Jews.
The Tampa Jewish Federation
Women's Division in an effort to
keep its members informed in-
tends to have educational
seminars, workshops (such as the
recently successful "Women's
Wednesday" workshop) and
ongoing articles in the Jewish
Floridian. The following is such
an article.
"In generations past, a Jewish
girl's life was relatively free of
options. She moved from girl-
hood to womanhood, apprenticed
to her mother as part of an ex-
tended family in which she
learned enough to enable her to
replay her mother's role. Some
Jewish woman did, it is true, go
into business; many worked out-
side the home; some received a
secular education. But their lives,
while not entirely monochromat-
ic, did not offer the wide range of
choices open to today's woman.
The Jewish woman aspired to be
worthy of her husband's praises
extolling her as an "eshet hayil"
(a woman of valor) before the
Friday evening kiddush. If, in her
dreams, she wished to play a re-
deeming role, it was much more
likely to be that of Queen Esther,
carrying out Mordeccai's orders,
than that of Deborah the Judge,
leading her people in war as in
Many of today's Jewish
women are less likely to be satis-
fied with the role of "woman of
valor," combining business
acumen and home-making skills
with practical wisdom and a
concern for the poor. The modern
Jewish woman is more likely to
regard as inequitable that division
of labor, according to which the
Cong. Kol Ami to Host
Israel Bond Brunch
Congregation Kol Ami will
host its first Israel Bond Brunch
on Sunday morning, Jan. 10,
with Joey Russell as the guest
entertainer in the Social Hall.
Judy Levitt is chairman of tht
committee, which consists of
Ronna and Alan Fox, Patty and
Bill Kalish, Minnie Posner, Lida
Saviet and Ann Sokol. Kol Ami
is led by Dr. Steven Field, presi-
dent, and Rabbi Leonard Rosen-
Joey Russell, one of America's
foremost entertainers, has re-
cently returned from his 20th
tour of Israel where he met th
leaders and people of the country
and witnessed first hand the pro-
gress being made with Israel
Bond dollars.
Russell has starred in numer-
ous night clubs and hotels
throughout the country and has
appeared in stage amd television
shows with the leading personal-
ities of show business. He is a
popular master of ceremonies,
and is widely known for his zest-
ful humor.
Currently, Russell is featured
on his own television show a
show that has been running for
Joey Russell
almost 16 consecutive years on
NBC, Connecticut.
But, most important of all,
Joey Russell is a Jew with a heart
and a burning desire to help build
a strong Israel. He has served for
14 years as the South Con-
necticut State of Israel Bond
Jewish Claims
Against Germany
1 The Conference on Jewish
I Material Claims Against Ger-
t many announced the extension of
F the deadline for the filing of
c applications by Jewish victims of
D Nazi persecution, who may be eli-
* gible to receive grants from the
in Claims Conference Hardship
V Fund until Dec. 31, 1962.- More
than fifty million D.M. were paid
ra out already to eligible claimants.
oo The Hardship Fund is intended
ni primarily to handle applications
from such Jewish victims of Nazi
persecution who left Eastern
Europe after 1965 when the dead-
line tor filing claims under the
German Indemnification laws ex-
pired. Other persecutees who
failed for very valid reasons to
file timely indemnification claims
in the past may also apply to the
Hardship Fund.
Applications may he obtained
from the: Claims Conference
Hardship Fund, 15 East 26th
Street, Room 1366, New York,
T-1-J2-2S-SI 1
wife attends to all the physical
needs of the household, while the
husband "sits among the elders
of the land." Queen Esther no
longer reigns supreme in the
hearts of young Jewish women.
More and more of them are ad-
miring Vashti's spunk instead.
Questioning the traditional
picture of ideal Jewish woman-
hood is not entirely new. One
might cite the power struggle be-
tween Abraham and Sarah over
Hagar, or the complaint of the
daughters of Zelophehad
regarding discriminatory inheri-
tance laws, as the first faint rum-
blings of Jewish feminism. But
these and other isolated instances
do not really constitute a major
strand in Jewish tradition. In the
past, protest has been either so
isolated as to be ineffectual, or so
rechanneled as to become part of
the normative approach. Thus, in
mishnaic times Beruriah's
sarcastic use of the rabbinic
injunction against excessive
conversation with women did not
become a force for change; and in
this century Sarah Schnirer
channeled her dissatisfaction
with the situation of Jewish girls
into the very Orthodox Beth
Jacob movement. Organized
dissent is a recent phenomenon.
Jewish feminism in its present
form is essentially an outgrowth
of the American women's move-
ment. Betty Friedan's The
Feminine Mystique (1963), and
other works urging women's lib-
eration, the bra-burnings and
similar "violent" protests of the
late 1960s and early 1970s all
of these had their impact on
Jewish women's views of their
role in Jewish life. Such women,
both here and abroad, had their
satisfaction with their assumed
role as housewives and mothers
shaken. Indeed, as a group,
I Jewish women were in the fore-
front of the new feminism,
though Jewish women have tra-
ditionally been taught that they
must be good nurturers, ever
ready to sacrifice themselves for
husband and children.
Such questioning was not
lightly undertaken, nor was its
outcome predictable. One might
have expected a weakening of
commitment among Jewish
women to a Judaism which, as
Betty Friedan and other Jewish
leaders of the feminist movement
pointed out, had men daily bless
God for not having created them
women. One could scarcely have
hoped for a sincere grappling
with Judaism and, through this,
heightened sense of commitment.
For traditionalists, unsympa-
thetic to feminist demands, it is
hard to view challengers of
established and sanctified Jewish
mores as anything other than
threats to the very fabric of
Jewish existence. Yet concern
with feminism did give rise to a
specifically Jewish brand which,
while questioning many
traditional Jewish assumptions,
was frequently accompanied by
growing respect for Judaism and
Jewish values."
The above exerpt was taken
from a booklet, "Who Has Not
Made Me A Man," by Anne Lap-
idus Lemer. Copies of the booklet
are available for $1 by the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee Institute
I of Human Relations, 165 East
56th Street. New York, N.Y.
About The American Jewish
Committee, which is a recipient
of funds from the Tampa Jewish
Federation. The American
Jewish Committee stands firmly
committed to the security and
vitality of the State of Israel, re-
quiring the efforts of all its
national departments and chap-
ters, its overseas offices and its
Washington representative.
These activities are carried on in
cooperation with sister national
organizations, with umbrella or-
ganizations such aa the Presi-
dent* Conference, the NJCRAC
and with local Community
Relations Committees. The AJ
Committee also pursues social
justice and urban-suburban pro-
grams feeling that Jews are more
secure in a stable democratic
society in which all have equal
opportunity. It emphasizes pro-
grams aimed at reducing uiter-
group tensions, supporting
needed social programs and
promoting effective nonquota
affirmative action programs. The
Committeee believes that th
economic problems of employ*
ment, housing, education and
health insurance are major com *
munity relations problems facin A-
this country and that these issues
directly impact on the ]tfe o{
American Jews.
(Call me about your social news
at 872-4470)
Howdy! Put ya spurs on partner and mosey on down to the
Sisterhood Bar and join Blazing Saddles at the Kol Ami Kcrral
on Saturday night, Jan. 9. Ya gotta start preparin, folks. So -
find your most rugged western garb, grab your sweetest cow-
poke, and leave vour horse at the ole ranch. There'll be lots of
grub, loads of dancin', and bushels of fun and games. It's an
evening that is guaranteed to make any cowpoke live in the
saddle forever. Dial that Congregation Kol Ami number 962.
6339 for more pistol packing details!
Jane Finkelstein, treasurer of the Bavshore Little League,
informs us that all area little leagues will be holding their regu!
trations at their respective area fields on Jan. 9 and 10. and Jan.
16 and 17, from 10-4. In addition, the Hay shore Little League
will be having their own Girl's Softball team this year for girl
ages 9 to 12. So if your child is interested in little league baseball
(and will be six years old (by July) through twelve years old) or
if you have a girl who might be interested in playing Softball -
be sure to mark the registration dates on your calendar.
Wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a
happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year. To all of those wonder-
ful organizations and to the many hard-working, constantly
contributing members of our Jewish community, keep up the
good work. Nothing could make for a better 1982 than to know
that you have helped make the world a little better and less
fortunate people a little happier. Also, don't forget to make a
resolution right now to be sure to let us know what you and your
family are doing in the new year. Happy, Happy Happy 1982!
Adele Rosenkranz just learned that her son, Morty Rosen
kranz, was elected vice president of the Fibre Box Association,
the trade group of the corrugated industry. Morty is senior vice
f resident and general manager of the Corrugated Container
)ivision. Stone Container Corporation, Chicago. Congratu-
All college students from Rodeph Sholom Synagogue are
invited to an informal college student reunion on Monday, Dec.
28 at 8 p.m. Rabbi and Mrs. Kenneth Berger will host this spe-
cial event at their home at 50 Aegean Ave., Davis Islands. For
more information, call Bernice Wolf or Elaine Gotler.
The Bay Horizon chapter of Womens American ORT re-
cently had a terrific meeting when Izabell Dobrovitsky led a fas-
cinating program and demons*ration on "Beauty is More than
Skin Deep," at her home. Izabell Dobrovitsky is a well-known
aesthetician and make-up constultant. She demonstrated the
European art of skin care. Also, she gave hints on how to select
products to enhance your skin type and how to use them
correctly. It was truly the type of program that every woman
there found interesting and beneficial in some way.
Well, our friend. Morris Weisman is in the news again. He
has danced his way into a lady's heart and they recently became
husband and wife. Madelon Newell and Morns tied the knot at
the Arthur Murray studio, in Tampa. Among other things, our
very active friend Morris is the public relations director Tor the
Tampa Arthur Murray studio, so when the director asked him if
they could put on the wedding at the studio, they readily agreed.
Archie Skop, who is a notary public, officiated at the ceremony.
Best man was Philip Starr and Matron-of-Honor was Moms'
daughter, Joan Weisman. Morris and Madelon met at the Social
Circle for Senior Citizens at the Jewish Community Center,
about a year ago. Obviously, they really hit it off and we
think it is just marvelous! The Weismans plan an island cruise
in the near future, for their honeymoon. Lots of love and happi-
ness to both of you.
A real happy December birthday to 15 of our friends at the
Jewish Towers who celebrate their specie 1 day this month.
Congratulations to: Marion Pullara. Rose Shapiro, Fay
Wexler, Gert Godell, Stella Sanchez, Paul Godell, Millie Parries.
John Lulla, Maria Guito. Jacob Rubenstein, Eatrella Alices,
Rebecca Stanfield, Wilhelmina Clark, Fanny Glasserand Henry
Also there are three sets of lovebirds celebrating their anni-
versaries this month. These Jewish Tower residents include Mr.
and Mrs. Wilfred Meabe, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pullara, and Mr.
and Mrs. Barney Libbens.
The Jewish Towers will hold the December birthday party
in conjunction with their New Years Eve party.
Me*1 Freyda and Ed Cohen who moved here from West
Hartford, Conn. Residing in the Carrollwood area, our new
couple both hail originally from New York. They have a 17->ear-
oldI son Andy who just graduated this month from Chamberlain
and plans to attend college, and an 11-year-old daughter, Fran-
cine who is in the sixth grade at Lockhart Sixth Grade Center,
bd (along with a partner,) recently formed his own company
called Intelligent Graphic Systems (it manufactures and designs
computers used in the publishing and printing industries). Frey-
da just opened her own business too and is currently located in
ii j!"* wn"* looking for retail soace. F-^vdna business is
called Carrollwood Electrolysis. Our new cou.. c are members of
Congregation Kol Ami and Frevda is a member of Sisterhood.
Also she is a vice-president of Ameet-Hadassah. and a member
of the Bay Horizons chapter of ORT, and of B'nai B'rith
omen. In his spare time, Ed is a hot air balloonist and men-
tioned that he is always looking for interested people to crew for
rum. Also, he is a home wine-maker. As you can read, this is
certainly a most fascinating family and we sure are glad that
they are Irving in Tampa now.
Until next week .

^ridayJJecember 26,1961
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Chanukah Part Two
Chabad Jewish
Student Center, U.S.F.
God to
help them in their holy
The rebellion started! One day
Ithe soldiers of Antiochus arrived
I in the village of Modin where
Mattathias, the old priest, lived.
I When the Syrian officer built an
[tltar in the market place of the
| village and demanded of Mat-
Itithias to offer sacrifices to the
|Greek gods, he replied, "I, my
I sons and my brothers are deter-
(mined to remain loyal to the
[covenant which our God made
[ith our ancestors!"
Thereupon, a Hellenistic Jew
hpproached the altar to offer a
Isacrifice. Mattathias grabbed his
|sword and killed him. His sons
land friends fell upon the Syrian
officers and men and killed many
of them. Having chased the rest
|away, they destroyed the altar.
Mattathias knew that
[Antiochus would be enraged
I when he heard what had hap-
|pened. He would certainly send
Ian expedition to punish him and
| his followers. Mattathias, there-
for.', left the village of Modin and
| fled together with his sons and
I friends to the hills of Judea.
All loyal and courageous Jews
[joined them. They formed
I legions and from time to time left
their hiding places to fall upon
the enemy detachments and out-
posts, and to destroy the pagan
altars that were built by order of
I Antiochus.
Before his death, Mattathias
| called his sons together and
urged them to continue to fight in
the defense of God's Torah. He
asked them to follow the counsel
of their brother Simeon the Wise,
and in waging warfare their lead-
er should be Judah the Strong.
Judah was called "Maccabee," a
word composed of the initial let-
ters of four Hebrew swords "Mi
Komocho Bo'eilim Hashem,"
"Who is like unto Thee, O God."
Antiochus sent his General
Apolonious to wipe out Judah
and his followers, the Maccabees.
Though greater in number and in
equipment than their adver-
saries, the Syrians were defeated
by the Maccabees. Antiochus
sent out another expedition
which also was defeated. He
realized that only by sending a
powerful army could he hope to
defeat Judah and his brave fight-
ing men. An army consisting of
more than 400,000 men swept the
land under the leadership of two
commanders, Nicanor and
Gorgiash. When Judah and his
brothers heard of that, they ex-
claimed, "Let us fight unto death
in defense of our people and our
Torah!" The people assembled in
Mizpah (where Samuel the pro-
phet of old had offered prayers to
God). In one of the battles
Antiochus' army was composed
of one hundred thousand infantry
men, twenty thousand horsemen,
and thirty two trained war ele-
phants. They all had armor and
helmets and were veterans of
previous wars. When the sun
rose and shone upon the glit-
tering array of armor, the reflect-
ed light dazzled the eye for miles
"Determined to fight on to the
last man, Judah and his valiant
warriors attacked the enemy, but
not before they had prayed to
$e*tU*A .Muter
"It was a desperate battle, but
Judah and his men fought on
bravely. They destroyed one
battalion after another, but there
seemed no end to the swarming
mass of the enemy. Suddenly
Elazar noticed a war-elephant
that was more elaborately deco-
rated than the others, and
heavily guarded. There the king
must be riding, thought Elazar.
'If I slay him the victory will be
ours.' With no thought for his
own life, Elazar rushed in the
direction of the elephant. He
fought his way through the
guard, until he reached the deco-
rated elephant. He slew the
elephant and its distinguished
rider. But here the heroic Elazar
also lost his life, being caught be-
neath the crushing weight of the
elephant as the huge beast col-
lapsed from its wounds." After
this series of battles the war was
Now the Maccabees returned
to Jerusalem and liberated it.
Entering the Temple they cleared
it of the idols placed there by the
Syrian vandals. Judah and his
followers built a new altar and
dedicated it on the twenty-fifth of
the month of Kislev, in the year
The golden Menorah having
been stolen by the Syrians, the
Maccabees made one of a cheaper
metal. When they wanted to
light it they found only a small
cruse of pure olive oil with the
seal of the High Priest Jochanan
on it. It was sufficent to light
only for one day. By a miracle of
God, it continued to bum for
eight days, until new oil was
made available. That miracle
proved that God had again taken
his people under His protection.
In memory of this, our sages ap-
pointed these eight days for an-
nual thanksgiving and for light-
ing of the Chanukah candles.
Happy Chanukah to one and all!
Super Sunday Jan. 17 To
Inaugurate 1982 Campaign
Norman Rosenthal has
named the 1982 "Super
Sunday" chairman, and Mrs.
Jane Rosenthal, vice-chairman,
George Karpay, General Cam-
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which is scheduled for Jan. 17,
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Necessity of Annexation
The Jewish Ploridian of Tampa
Friday. December 25, lfr

Never mind the United Nations. As a rubber
stamp of the Third World, and Araby in particular, it
has nothing else to do but sit around thinking of
ways to condemn Israel. But the United States?
That is about as hypocritical an act as has come from
Washington and the Reagan Administration since
the attack on the Osirak reactor in Baghdad.
We are talking about Israels annexation of the
Golan Heights last week.
While Communist goon squads in Poland, fired
by the furnaces of the Kremlin, moved in to crush
Solidarity last week, the United States promised to
join the rest of those one-issue folks at the United
Nations in a condemnation of Israel for the Golan
annexation. Mr. Reagan is pretty tough with his
words on Moscow, but when it comes to action.
suddenly he grows craven.
Not so in the case of Israel. And so we ask the
President. what else was Israel supposed to do?
There was Syria's President Assad, only the week-
end before, vowing that Syria would never talk peace
with Israel, no matter what, not in a hundred years.
There was the Reagan Administration, with an eye
on next April, when Israel leaves the last bit of the
Sinai Peninsula, already talking tough about getting
tough on Israel about autonomy before then.
There was the European Economic Community,
after the Claude Cheysson statement in Jerusalem
about the EEC's decision to hold fire on its Venice
Declaration of 1980 and on giving up on the so-called
Fahd peace plan alternative to Camp David, sudden-
ly taking the whole thing back.
There was the whole Western world preparing to
gang up on Israel for more concessions, more conces-
sions, ever more concessions otherwise the Israelis
and their hapless Prime Minister are endlessly "in-
transigent" and so what were the Israelis sup-
posed to do?
One-Way Schizophrenia
Our sweet things at the State Department had
the proper words for it. The Golan Heights'
disposition must be subject to ultimate negotiation
a buzz word for Israeli concession. But Israel has
forever been saying it would never give up the Golan.
Doesn't anybody listen? And even if Israel wanted to
return the Golan, to whom would it return that tiny
peace of geography? You can't talk turkey with
Syrians who call you an "entity," who don't even
recognize your existence.
We are not about to go into the critical strategic
significance of the Golan. Or about how Syria used to
use it to spy on Israel and then lob shells onto Israeli
settlements across the border. We have done that
often enough before.
The issue, it seems to us, is this one-way schizo-
phrenia. The symptoms are simple. Israel must act
responsibly and according to the law. Nobody else
has to. Just look at that silly collection of entities at
the United Nations. Starting with the Kremlin.
You'll never hear any of them tell Syria that, if
they want their territory back, they must sit down
and talk to the Israelis about it. You'll never hear it
in Washington, either.
Rabbi Mark Tanenbaum
Human Rights and Chanukah
Eight lights for human rights. No
more appropriate theme could be found
for Chanukah 1981, which began last
Sunday night with the lighting of the
first candle.
Chanukah commemorates the
victory of Judah the Maccabee over the
massive invading armies of the Syrian
Empire, and then the rededication of the
Holy Temple in Jerusalem which the
Syrians had defiled. The story of
Chanukah is a superlative Bible narra-
tive, but its meaning today is profound
and universal.
In effect, the Maccabean victory
was the first triumph in the struggle for
human rights, particularly for freedom of
conscience and pluralism in the history
of mankind. Had the Syrians defeated
the Maccabees in the epic struggle for
the right of every group to be itself, in
its own terms, Judaism might have
perished, and quite conceivably,
Christianity and Islam would never have
emerged. That's how fateful Chanukah
was for the whole human family.
Chanukah, 1981 hopefully will
heighten the consciousness of the Jewish
people and that of many others, to re-
kindle the Maccabean spirit in today's
troubled world, to refuse to stand by
idly, to capitulate to modern -dav tyrants
the fanatic Ayatollah Khomeinis and
Muammar Quaddafis of the world
who desecrate the dignity of human
beings created in the sacred image of
God by denying religious and political
freedom and by their unconscionable
executions and terrorist acts.
Instead of cursing the darkness,
Chanukah is a time to light a candle for
life and hope.
Leo Mindlin
Reagan Shoots Himself in the Foot
State Dep't One-Noters
Speaking of the Golan Heights annexation, no-
body says a word about the failure of the mission of
special presidential emissary Philip Habib, who
came home with his tail between his legs the other
week, mumbling little nothings that referred to the
ceasefire in Lebanon and how it was still holding.
What Habib never managed to do was to get
Syria to move those missiles out of place that it
brought into Lebanon last summer, and about which
the Israel."- have issued warning after warning that
their patience with the shuttle diplomacy gig must
ultimately wear thin.
Besides which, the ceasefire still holding? The
massive buildup of Soviet arms in Lebanon under the
control of the Palestine Liberation Organization
continues relentlessly a buildup in absolute vio-
lation of the ceasefire agreement.
Bearing this little tidbit in mind, we must look
with bitter amusement at the State Department's
statement after the annexation bombshell that the
Golan's disposition is a matter of ultimate nego-
tiation For whom does that citadel of anonymous
authority speak anyway? Whoever elected any of
them to anything?
ALL THE little strumpet* ot
atademia are racing to set down
their anti-Israel sentiments in the ,
mendacious, monopolistic media
alongside those of the quack pet-
rocartelists posing as jour-
nalists as they stroke the hands
that feed them.
And so Israel's annexation of
the Golan Heights is "brazen."
Or else, "it has set peace back."
What peace? Why. the peace ac-
cording to the IS State Depart-
ment out of Moscow, or
Damascus, or Riyadh, or Cairo.
It is all of apian: get Israel.
ONE OTHER thing about
ments is
that they eh cowardly. It is not
just the academics th>- journal-
ists and the media moguls pulling
string who are cowardly
ling the whole pack of them
I' Himself.
: ian with the 1'alm Springs
the nation
populated by v\ all- ibergl
and Moli Hopes for laughs.
If this sounds like Muammar
Khadi. In it Facts are
when you find them. What else
but cowardly do you call principle
reduced to a whimper before the
practice of powerl What else do
you call selling wheat to the
Soviet Union no matter what
happens to l,ech Walesa'.'
Or entering into negotiations
for gigantic transfers of U.S. beef
to the Muscovites, at the s>une
time that, alter brand lahin* the,
great American iron fist over the
latest Soviet caper, you slink
away like a cur, whispering sweet
nothings that, after all, the Sovi-
et Union has a "sphere of influ-
ence" in Eastern Europe. Be-
sides, our farmers and cattlemen
need the business.
OR VOTING with the craven
Security Council to condemn
Israel at the so-called United Na-
tions that would like nothing
better than to see Israel erased
from the face of the earth the
same Security Council and
I Nations that wouldn't be
moved to go on record with an
equivalent statement of condem-
nation when the Russians mar-
ched into Afghanistan.
Mr. President,
but be sure to slug tiny Israel on
your strategic advance to the
-ear Be rare to putt out all of the
stops sanctions, threats of
"agonizing" reappraisals of the
relationship. Even tear up what
was little more than a cosmetic
memo of military understanding
with Israel in the event of a
Soviet power play in the Middle
East an understanding signed
only Nov. 30, less than a month
In the end, whom do these ac-
tions hurt? Granted, they hurt
Israel. But they also hurt the
U.S. On whom else would we be
able to rely in that entire region
for technical and military' savvy'.'
And for ideological consistency?
Certainty not the medieval Sau-
dis, whom Reagan adores be-
cause he sees in them his- own
refusal to recognize that the
world todav something other
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Friday, December 25.1981
The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
Page 5
U.S. Votes Against Israel
The U.S. joined with the 14
other members of the Security
Council in adopting a resolution
demanding that Israel "should
rescind forthwith its decision" to
apply Israeli law to the Golan
Heights, seized from Syria in the
1967 Six-Day War. The resolu-
tion, drafted by Syria, declared
the annexation "null and void
and without legal effect." It also
called on the Security Council to
consider "appropriate measures"
should Israel fail to comply with
the terms of the resolution.
In a separate action, the UN
General Assembly voted 121-2
with 28 abstentions to adopt a
resolution condemning the an-
nexation of the Golan Heights
and calling for sanctions against
Israel. The U.S. joined Israel in
voting against that resolution.
Israeli political analysts agreed
that while Israel had expected
the U.S. to support the Security
Council's resolution, and was
prepared for harsh words from
Washington, suspension of the
strategic cooperation agreement
came as a stunning surprise. Is-
raeli policy makers had been con-
vinced that the American re-
action to the annexation of the
Golan Heights would be confined
to verbal pyrotechnics and would
not include practical punitive
One immediate consequence of
the breach with Washington was
demands within Begin's Herut
party that the government
renege on its commitment to
complete Israel's evacuation of
Sinai next April or at least
threaten to do so. They contend-
ed that would be a fitting
response to American punitive
measures. According to the
Labor daily Davar, that view is
shared by some Cabinet
Foreign Aid Package
Includes Israel Funds
Everybody Again
Continued from Page 1
II is a frequent theme of Sovi-
et anti-Jewish propagandists and
extreme left-wing groups.
The "Occupied Palestine" film,
according to Finger, "is a slick,
so-called documentary that villi-
fies Israel and misrepresents
conditions in the Jewish state
Although Redgrave does not
appear in the film, nor does it
bear her name, he pointed out, it
is being advertised as "Presented
by Vanessa Redgrave Pro-
ductions," and in addition to
Kuwait, she has traveled to
Syria, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and
Saudi Arabia to promote it.
Attention Jewish
War Veterans
Did you know that in the Jew-
ish War Veterans national head-
quarters in Washington, D.C.,
there is a memorial to all the
Jewish men and women who
served in the Armed Forces of the
United States as far back as the
revolution? We are interested in
adding to that collection
hist ;cal items relating to all the
wars in which America par-
ticipated. Thoae items particular-
ly being sought include: swords
and other weapons, documents,
(including certification of
awards), letters and diaries,
medals, uniforms (even parts of
uniforms such as buttons) and
Join in the search for museum
items by not only checking with
relatives, friends and acquain-
tances, but also check your attic
and basement.
If you have any questions or if
you have something to donate,
please contact Albert Aronowitz
No. 373 Post Commander Mary
The House adopted by a 222-184
vote a bill authorizing $5.7 billion
in foreign aid of which one half
goes to the Middle East.
The bill provides for Israel, in
the current fiscal year that began
Oct. 1 and for 1983, the same
amount it received last year
$1.4 billion in military assistance
and $785 million in economic aid.
All of the economic aid is a grant
and $500 million of the military
assistance is a direct credit,
meaning it is forgiven.
Egypt's appropriations will be
the same in the next two years as
in the 1981 fiscal year. This in-
cludes $900 million in military
assistance, of which $100 million
is forgiven, and $750 million in
economic assistance, all of it a
THE BILL deleted all appro-
priations for Syria. An amend-
ment adopted here provided up to
$7 million to aid in the rehabilita-
tion of Lebanon. The bill also
specified that $11 million in each
year can be used for special re-
quirements in the Middle East,
such as regional cooperative agri-
cultural, health, energy and edu-
cational projects. Of this amount,
$4 million can be used for
projects that would promote re-
gional cooperation between Israel
and Egypt with other Middle
Eastern countries.
The voting saw a reversal of
the party positions that charac-
terized previous votes on foreign
aid in which Republican opposi-
tion had prevented adoption of a
foreign aid bill since 1979. Rep.
Peter Peyser (D., N.Y.), noting
that he has voted for all previous
foreign aid bills, said that he
opposed this bill in protest
against the Reagan Administra-
tion's cuts in domestic programs.
He noted, however, that even if
the bill had been defeated,
countries such as Israel would
receive their appropriations in
the continuing budget resolution.
waited for the Republicans to
cast their votes before voting
themselves, supported the bill by
125-98, but for many Democrats,
it was the first time they had cast
votes rgainst foreign aid. The
Republicans, traditionally op-
posed to foreign aid and able,
with the help of conservative
Democrats, to defeat such
measures in past Congresses,
supported the authorization bill
by a vote of 97-86.
The Republican reversal came
after President Reagan sent
House Republicans a special
appeal, and Secretary of State
Alexander Haig met with them
later. The House bill was worked
out by the Administration and
the Democratic-control-led For-
eign Affairs Committee. i
A House-Senate conference
committee will have to work out
differences between the House
measure and an earlier Senate bill
which authorizes $5.8 billion in
foreign aid. The funds for Israel,
Egypt and other Middle Eastern
countries are not expected to be
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Vatican Radio and
Newspapers Rap Israel
For Its Action on Golan
ROME (JTA) The two
official organs of the Vatican
its radio station and the news-
paper Osservatore Romano
sharply criticized Israel for
annexing the Golan Heights at a
time when "government and
public opinion were focused on
events in Poland." The broadcast
and print media used virtually
identical language. They accused
Israel of introducing "a new fac-
tor of perturbance and tension in
the Middle East situation."
By contrast to the Vatican's
position, the Italian govern-
ment's reaction to Israel's move
was mild. The official statement
spoke only of the government's
"concern." Parliament rejected a
demand by the Communist Party
and other leftwing factions to
withdraw Italy's offer to par-
ticipate in the international
peacekeeping force in Sinai.
Campaign Tops $400,000
Led by the Pacesetter Division
of the Tampa Jewish Federation-
United Jewish Appeal 1982 Cam-
paign, the results of early
solicitations have resulted in a 48
percent increase for the same
contributors in 1981.
George Karpay, General Cam-
paign chairman, reported this
week that $407,000 has been
pledged to the 1982 Campaign,
representing 51 contributors.
"This is the largest amount ever
realized this early in the cam-
paign and we have every reason
to be optimistic that all con-
tributors will follow the lead set
by our Pacesetter Division,"
Karpay stated.
Karpay also announced the
appointment of Herb Swarzman
as chairman of the Heritage
Division. The Heritage Division
is responsible for contributors
between $1,000 and $4,999.
Swarzman, treasurer of the
Tampa Jewish Federation, has
served as Campaign Division
chairman in previous campaigns.
He is an active member of
AIPAC and very involved in
local Republican Party activities.
Dr. Norman Rosenthal was ap-
pointed to chair the "Super Sun-
day" telethon event that will
mark the official opening Of the
1982 Campaign on January 17.
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Friday, December 25,1961 lynday.
Car/ Alpert
Hope Springs Eternal
TIBERIAS The black
basalt rocks scattered all about
give ample evidence of a volcanic
history here in the Tiberias area.
That there is still plenty of fire
and life deep down in the earth is
indicated by the gaseous hot
waters which come bubbling up
at numerous springs from a
depth of two kilometers down.
The water emerges at a heat of 60
degrees Centigrade (about 140
degrees Fahrenheit).
For centuries and reaching far
back into the times of antiquity,
the Tiberias Hot Springs have
drawn visitors seeking cures to
their ailments, and a rich tradi-
tion has been built up in the area.
About fifty years ago a slow-
paced modernization of the
facilities began, but only in the
East few years have the Springs
egun to emerge as a major at-
traction. The reason: energetic
private enterprise.
The THS operate two separate
bathing complexes: the health
baths, where medical attention
and special treatments are pro-
vided, and more recently, the
Young Tiberias bathing complex,
a large pool, part indoors and
part out, where the potent but
partially diluted waters are open
to all without medical certificate.
The health baths are under
medical supervision. The water,
which would be too hot for en-
durance, is tempered down to 46
degrees C (about 113 F), and then
to 38 C (about 100 F), for the
baths. Obviously one can not re-
main in the water very long. De-
tailed chemical analyses list all
the salts and minerals which are
to be found here, but one scientist
summed it all up by describing it
us flu or in a ted. brominated,
borated water. The vapors which
rise from the baths and pools are
strongly sulphurous in odor.
Radioactivity in the water was
subject of a doctorate thesis at
the Technion almost 30 years
The supply is endless. What
emerges from the depths, without
any encouragement, is much
more than can be used, and the
surplus is simply diverted into
the waste water channel and car-
ried off to the Jordan River,
below the Sea of Galilee.
There is no attempt to compete
with Lourdes, but the fact that
"miracle" cures have been
achieved. After supervised treat-
ments of from one to three weeks,
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and 60 million in the United
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to the salt and sulphur springs, it
is obvious that there is an enor-
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health baths are commonplace in
Germany, Switzerland, Romania
and elsewhere in Europe, but still
new and strange to Americans.
In the old original domed
building, known as Solomon's
Bath, is a small marble lion, a
Roman relic, which has for cen-
turies attracted barren women. A
dip in the hot pool, and a short
period sitting astride the lion has
brought fertility to countless
women, tradition says.
The water is unsuitable for
drinking, but a special faucet is
provided for those who insist on
taking a gulp. Above is a quota-
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water's laxative qualities.
It is no longer a secret that
among the Arab tourists who
cross the river each year as of the
Open Bridges policy, are many
from various parts of the Arab
world, who come to the baths for
treatment of what ails them.
Not every, tourist, on a short
visit, has the time to take the
treatments, but the recently
opened Young Tiverias Pool af-
fords the unusual pleasure of a
dip in warm water, 32 C. (90 F.).
It is 75 percent mineral water,
and 25 percent pure lake water,
but the odor and taste and feeling
are distinctive. One needs not be
too critical about the medical
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laxation in these waters. At least
one goes away refreshed, at once
rested and invigorated, and with
the feeling that one has had a
healthy experience, and it's the
personal feeling that counts after
all, isn't it?
Nina Sinsley, HUlel School
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Jewish Book Fair held at HUlel
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Terrorists' Trial Opens
BRUSSELS (JTA) The trial of two Palestinian
terrorists charged with killing a 15-year-old Jewish boy
and wounding 12 other youngsters and adults in front of a
Jewish youth center in Antwerp July 29, 1980, opened in
that city's Criminal Court.
ONE OF the terrorists, Said Al-Nasser, 26, is
charged with murder after he admitted to police that he
threw two hand grenades at the crowd of Jewish young-
sters who were waiting to take a bus to a summer camp.
The other terrorist, Mohammed Hassan, 27, is
charged with complicity. The two terrorists face life
sentences if convicted, which in Belgium means they may
be released after 20 years.
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Dial A Bus Curtailed: Volunteers Sought

Nancy Verkauf, JCC Early
hildhood Committee chairman,
tnounces that the winter ses-
ion of Playtots will be held in
ree different parts of the city,
nis is part of the Center's effort
ireach out into the community,
order to better serve our
Playtots classes will be held at
main JCC building on the
uth side of town, at Congrega-
Kol Ami in the Carrollwood
, and in the Temple Terrace
he class meets for one hour,
day per week for children 18
onths to two and a half years
Parent and child participate
jether in art, music, free play
manipulative activities. The
18 serves as an ideal introduc-
i to a pre-school setting.
For more information, please
ntact Barbara Richman at the
Dennis Prager offers his opin-
his on "Are People Basically
Good?" on Jan. 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Through the courtesy of the
Richmans Eleanor. Mark and
Aliza. we will have a VHS for the
day to show the video tape on the
huge TV donated by Cookie and
Bookie Buchman. Joan and Bob
Goldstein will facilitate the dis-
cussion that follows.
The tape is aimed at adults but
high school students and youth
groups are invited to participate.
A one dollar donation is re-
quested to cover coffee, tea and
Hanukah Party
The National Council of Jewish
Women (NCJW), Tampa Section,
hosted the Hanukah party for the
Religious Studies Class for
mentally handicapped citizens at
the JCC. Donna Cutler, chaired
the committee assisted by Diane
Jacobson, Florence Stesis, Deb-
bie Kaufman and Gloria Berkow-
itz who handled the details,
lunch, and gift giving.
Volunteer leaders Ronna and
Allan Fox, Lee Simovitz and
Eleanor Richman were very
pleased and grateful for thia
special day made possible by the
NCJW. Ben Gutkin and other
B'nai B'rith Men members
assisted with transportation so
all could enjoy a very special
Hanukah for some very special
Study Says PLO
LONDON-(JTA) A study of
the international status won
recently by the Palestine
Liberation Organization con-
dudes that the PLO's claims of
success are exaggerated and that
"the substance of its relations
with individual states is far more
complicated than the PLO in-
The study by the Institute of
Jewish Affairs, (IJA), research
arm of the World Jewish
Congress, concedes that the
PLO's campaign for worldwide
diplomatic recognition has had
some success 'in spite of its
^unchanged national covenant and
the continued militant state-
ments of its leaders."
However, the PLO's successes
in the Soviet, Union Greece and
Japan are far less substantial
when analyzed in the context of
these states foreign policies, the
UA says.
Commenting on the Soviet
Union s recent announcement
that it was giving the PLO's
Moscow office full diplomatic
status, the institute writes:
'Direct negotiations with
f Brezhnev for a man like PLO
Chief Yasir Arafat, who does not
represent a state and who was
therefore received only by the
unofficial Soviet committee of
solidarity with Asian and African
countries. certainly represents
an upgrading. Turning an office
into a diplomatic mission is an
impressive change, but in terms
>f substance this move has meant
little: it has involved no change
in Soviet or PLO policy."
Continued from Page 1
tween Alter; Dale Johnson,
Tampa Jewish Social Service
worker with seniors: Hope
Barnett, president, Tampa Jew-
ish Federation and Ed Leibowitz
representing the Tampa Jewish
Federation Budget Committee.
During recent weeks. Alter said
he has spoken with Diane Jacob-
son, community affairs co-
ordinator for NCJW; Alice Israel
and Rebecca Stanfield. "While
we have spoken individually, we
have not met as a group," Alter
Volunteer drivers are being
sought to provide service for
Dial-A-Bus riders to Congre-
gations Rodeph Sholom and
Schaarai Zedek.
For the two months when serv-
ice is suspended during revalua-
tion, January and February, the
Tampa Jewish Federation and
Tampa Jewish Social Service are
asking for volunteers to utilize
their own automobiles to tran-
sport those individuals requiring
transportation assistance for
medical purposes. Families are
also asked to assist with their
relatives during this interim
Dale Johnson, a member of the
Tampa Jewish Social Service
Staff who works with senior citi-
zens, commented, "There are
alternatives available today
which did not exist when the Chai
Dial-A-Bus program began.
There is the CAA van (Com-
munity Action Agency), the only
difference being that it tran-
sports people all over the city and
sometimes the rides are long.
Also, the CAA van takes resi-
dents of the Jewish Towers shop-
ping two days a week, Tuesday
and Thursday."
."The Jewish Community
Center has another van for senior
citizen transportation, but is ex-
clusively for senior citizen
projects and outings and is al-
most in daily use for that pur-
pose," according to Johnson.
Millie Woolf, who was the ini-
tial co-chairman of the Chai Dial-
A-Bus project with Sue W. Brav,
was quite surprised when in-
formed that the service would be
completely halted for a two
month period. "Some of the
reasons Dial-A-Bus was started
have been offset by the CAA
(Community Action Agency).
Today, there are alternatives
which didn't exist seven years
ago. This whole area of senior cit-
izen transportation needs to be
reevaluated. Possibly fare in-
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Maybe the rides would have to go
from 50 cents to $1," Woolf said.
She also indicated her willingness
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While this project began with
volunteers from National Council
of Jewish Women and dollars
from Tampa Jewish Federation,
today there is no chairman from
National Council of Jewish
Women and Federation's funds
do have a limit, they cannot meet
ever increasing budgets with no
handle on them. It was an open
checkbook. Today the checkbook
is cut back, a chairman non-
existent and a service being look-
i ed at very closely.
Israel Caught By Surprise
Israel's fierce reaction was pre-
cipitated by developments at the
United Nations, which has been
anticipated, and in Washington,
which caught the Begin govern-
ment by surprise. On Friday, the
State Department announced
suspension of the memorandum
of understanding signed
November 30 by Defense Secre-
tary Caspar Weinberger and
Sharon. Specifically, next
month's scheduled meeting of the
coordinating council set up to
implement the memorandum will
not be held.
Department spokesman Dean
Fischer announced that, in
addition, the U.S. will not hold
further discussions with Israel on
promoting U.S. purchases of de-
fense (roods and services in Is-
rael, an arrangement by which
Israel would have earned some
$200 million.
Also suspended was
authorization of Israel to use
some U.S. foreign aid funds to
buy Israel-produced goods and
the possibility of other countries
using American funds to buy
military hardware and other
items in Israel. At the same time,
however, Fischer stressed that
"the United States continues to
be concerned with the security of
Israel" and that no scheduled
arms shipments to Israel are
being delayed.
As justification for these
actions, the State Department
noted that the U.S. had earlier
"stated that we do not recognize
Israel's action (on the Golan
Heights) which we consider to be
without international legal ef-
fect" and "inconsistent with both
the letter and the spirit of (UN
Security Council) Resolutions
242 and 338."
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Benjamin Shatz, 11, and his sister Daniella,
age 8, at the new settlement ofTalmay Yosef
in Israel's Negev Desert. Here, 15 adults and
30 children, relocated from the Sinai, are en-
gaged in the modern miracle of farming in g:
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;:: Congress.
:: The friend-of-t he-court brief has been filed in a
:: case involving the Unification Church of the Rev.
:: Sun Myung Moon.
Sf The Tax Commission of the City of New York
:-:f had determined that the Unification Church was
;:: not entitled to exemption from real estate taxes.
xjOn appeal, the Appellate Division held that the
$ church's involvement in
mittee has appointed Elaine Shizgal Cohen asS
chairperson of the organization's Executive Com- ::
' mittee and Dr. Carl A. Sheingold as executive
: director, it is announced by outgoing Chairperson x
Michael Strassfeld.
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politics disqualified it the f^ ^Uonal Havurah conference at Rutgers |
University in 1979.
:: from tax exemption as a religious institution.
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:: development of the Anti-Defamation League of :: at the Prisch School in Paramus, N .J., and serves >:
:: R'nai B'rith. Fliegelman is responsible for ADL's .:: on the editorial advisory board of Lilith, a Jewish :::
:: nationwide campaign to finance its activities and
x- programs to eradicate anti-Semitism and
:*' strengthen democratic rights and principles.
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:: and was named associate' director of develop-
:: ment in 1976. Prior to that, he was controller of
:: the Hat Corporation of America, then controller
:: of Clarence Rainess and Company, a nationwide
:$ accounting firm, and corporate treasurer of Gold-
: feminist magazine.
A new rain forecasting method, developed by
Dr. Leonard M. Druyan of the Department of!*
Geography at Bar-Ilan University, is being tried::;:
by the Israel Meteorological Service at Beit:-:!
Dagan. The automatic procedure is implemented:-::
by computer technology. Twice in 24 hours the;?
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5 director of the YU Museum. The funds will be sion.
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become a H gram of year study at the Mollie Goodman Aca- >:
j* rarity, reported Carol Kaufman Newman, edu-1 demic High School in Israel.
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>: dormitories, synagogue, medical clink, kosher
I IMS grant renewed."
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::> "with the production of Teachers' Kits self- mjng p^i ^d athletic fields. Classes will be
ft: contained educational packages coordinated with taught by a staff of qualified English-speakuurf
*: our current exhibits, which can be used both1:*] teachers. i
Z within the museum and by teachers outside." .p. r-___i_ j .,....
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:| AflMMflMflMA^^ :j: founded bv the ZOA in 1987, offers 10th, 11th and |
The American Jewish Committee has added its > 12th grade students the opportunity to study %
ft': voice to those urging Congress to oppose the ; courses in science, math, English language and 'ft
S appointment of William M. Bell to the post of literature, world history, American history, social ft
:S chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity : studies, foreign language and physical education. ""
j-The curriculum includes Hebrew and Judaic!
ft; last June, is a businessman in Detroit, where he ;
has run unsuccessfully for the Michigan Senate, ':
% the Detroit City Council, and the chairmanship of i***? Tof Per?tK>n ,uP,8de *nd Training of $
& the Republican Party's 13th Congressional Dis- fl united Jewish AppMl, Irving Bernstein, UJA ft
$ trict Committee. In 1975, during the Ford I cutive vice chairman, announces.
S Administration, he spent several months as a : Leshnick will direct UJA programs and serv-
% consultant to the director of the EEOC, advising S ices to strengthen the fund-raising skills of lay
x primarily on ways to; improve the agency's :: leadership throughout the country.
| public image. I Operation Upgrade is UJAs national program
:? In a mailgram to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Chair- : which utilizes a corps of active lay leaders .
x man of the Senate Labor and Human Services ft working in close cooperation with communities to :
Committee, Seymour Samet. director of the raise giving levels in local campaigns. UJA also >.
i: ADC's Domestic Affairs Department, charged ftj provides assistance to communities in developing :
x that Bell was "totally lacking in major executive J their own worker training programs and offers a >
ft; or administrative experience of any kind," and grange of training materials
David A. Leshnick has been appointed national,;
Dutch Delegation in Moscow
A seven-member
Dutch parliamentary dele-
gation visiting Moscow has
challenged Soviet authori-
ties over the severe curtail-
ment of exit visas granted
to Jews seeking to
emigrate. They were given
stock answers, obviously
prepared in advance, in
which the authorities con-
tended that few Jews are
seeking visas and those de-
nied them are privy to offi-
cial secrets which precludes
their leaving the country.
The delegation, which included
the chairman of the three par-
liamentary coalition factions,
went to the Soviet Union to dis-
cuss European arms reduction.
But they raised the question of
Soviet Jews with members of the
Supreme Soviet and of the Com-
munist Party Central Committee.
The replies they received were
THEY WERE told that only
3,000 Jewish applicants art
awaiting visas; mat only SL
percent of the applications ,. "
jected because the aDolicanu Z
either indispensable to the SovS
economy, have knowledge Tf
security matters or have crunin,
records. ^^
The Dutch pariiamentariani
were told that many Jews occunv
prominent positions where Suu
security is involved, for exampU
in the Defense Ministry and tL
the refusal to grant them exit
visas applies to all Soviet citizens
in similar positions.
Before leaving for the USSR
the members of the delegation
signed a petition calling for the
liberalization of emigration for
Jews. The petition, which has a
target of one million signatures
was later presented to the Soviet
Embassy in The Hague.
IT WAS learned that the dele-
gates got the impression in their
talks with Soviet officials that
the crackdown on visas is linked
to the fact that most Jews who
apply for visas to go to Israel
actually go to the United States
after leaving the USSR.
Synopsis of the Weekly Torah Portion
"And Joseph was the governor over the land And
Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down to him." (Gen. 42.6).
MIKETZ Two years later, Pharaoh dreamt a dream in two
slightly different versions. The dream terrified the king of
Egypt- but none of his sages could explain it satisfactorily.
Pharaoh's butler remembered Joseph's masterly interpretations
of dreams, and informed Pharaoh. Joseph was brought before
Pharaoh and explained the dream as forecasting seven years of
plenty that were to come to the land of Egypt, only to be suc-
ceeded by seven years of famine. He advised Pharaoh to appoint
a wise overseer to collect wheat during the years of plenty and
distribute it during the years of famine. Pharaoh appointed
Joseph himself to this post as his viceroy.
As Joseph had forecast, the Egyptian stores of wheat were
in great demand during the seven years of famine. Among those
who came to buy wheat in Egypt were Joseph's older brothers.
Joseph recognized them, but they did not know him. Joseph so
contrived that the brothers came to Egypt a second time,
bringing Benjamin, Joseph's full brother with them. Joseph
received them cordially, but then he made it seem as though
Benjamin had stolen a goblet and insisted that he stay behind as
a servant. The brothers refused to abandon Benjamin, and all
decided to return to Joseph's home.
(The recounting of the Weekly Portion of the Law is extracted and baMd
upon "The Graphic History of the Jewish Heritage/' edited by r. Wollman
Tsamlr, Sis, published by ShangoM. The volume is available at 7S Maiden
Lane, Now York, N.Y. 10031. Joseph Schlang Is president ol the society dis-
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The Jewish Floridian of Tampa
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Congregations/Organizations Events
t, '
[The Annual Chanukah Dinner
< Temple David Sisterhood will
,held Sunday Dec. 27 at 5 p.m..
Temple David, 2001 Swann
[ With a menu that includes beef
,jsket with potato pudding and
the trimmings, plus beverages
dessert, who won't enjoy
delicious dinner? A musical
ogram is also planned.
| Jeanne Pennan 876-8398 and
,rion Mallinger 254-1771 are
king reservations.
Bay Area
A Chanukah bash is planned
/the Bay Area Jewish Singles,
fjinday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 p.m. at
ppertree Condominium Club-
use. There will be a gift ex-
ange ($2 maximum), so come
epared. Members will pay only
f. and non-members will pay $4.
nd you can join the group that
New Yew's
Gala New Year's blast! Count-
down into 1982 with your friends
at Rodeph Sholom. Dinner and
dancing to Jack Golly's Band .
9 a.m. 'til Reservations are
limited, so place yours now with
the synagogue" office $25 per
person includes all the evening's
festivities BYOB set-ups
available champagne and
Auxiliary 373
Albert Aronovitz Auxiliary
No. 373 of the Jewish War Veter-
ans has closed the year with
many activities.
President Anne Spector and
Membership Chairman Helen
Males, announced that the auxil-
iary has gained many new mem-
bers from the Membership Tea
and Sadie Wahnon, fund raising
chairman, was very happy with
the results of her cake sale for the
auxiliary. (Very successful)
VAVS Representative Minnie
Posner, reports that the veterans
at the VA Hospital in Tampa
received many lap robes, scrap
books, decks of playing cards,
bed booties and ditty bags made
by Jo Woolf, Betty Rosenblatt,
Nesse Schuster, Marguerite
Spitz, Betty Woolf and many
other ladies of the auxiliary. The
post and auxiliary gave checks to
the gift fund towards gifts to all
veterans for the holidays and
they will serve refreshments on
Dec. 25 which will include do-
nuts to celebrate Chanukah at
the hospital.
The residents of the Su Casa
Nursing Home received holiday
gifts too; wheel chair bags, jig
saw puzzles and lap robes made
by the ladies of our auxiliary.
The closing event of the year
will be the official visit of the
Gulf Coast Counties Council
President, Alice Lipkins, on
Sunday, Dec. 27 at the JCC, 10
a.m. There will be a program and
refreshments will be served.
Featured on WMNF
Children from Rodeph Sholom
and Schaarai Zedek Religious
Schools will participate in a Cha-
nukah program Sunday, Dec. 27
at 9 a.m. on WMNF, 88.5 FM.
The program will include singing,
narrative and a short play. Vikki
Silverman and harpist Gayle
Ossip will also perform. Mrs. Sil-
verman is the children's music
teacher. Children from grades
two and three at Schaarai Zedek
and three through six at Rodeph
Sholom will be featured on the
Serious Concern Over Future
Continued from Page 1
declared it abrogated before
i Ministers had a chance to
idy it in full and formally ratify
Israeli officials are neverthe-
js pleased and relieved by
ecretary of State Alexander
aig's low key reaction to Be-
in's blast at the Administration.
l a television appearance, Haig
tressed the "vital importance of
or obligations to the people of
irael and guarantees to the sur-
ival of that state. Nothing has
hanged," Israeli newspapers
eported that Washington is try-
ig to contain the crisis with Is-
ael. They noted, however, that
defense Secretary Caspar Wein-
berger's remarks, also in a TV
ippearance, were much tougher
on Israel than Haig's.
Former Premier Yitzhak Rabin
ixpressed suspicion over U.S. in-
entions in an Israeli Radio inter-
ii'w. Rabin, who was visiting the
J.S. when the Knesset adopted
he Golan law, claimed Wash-
ington was trying to use that act
s a pretext for deviating from
he Camp David framework. He
Jharged that the U.S. might now
eek to bring the Palestine
Liberation Organization into the
leace negotiations.
Vatching Egypt's Reaction
Israel is also closely watching
Egypt's reaction to the latest
vents. Former Egyptian
"remier Mustapha Khalil told
'edio Achronot in an interview
mblished that if Israel rescinds
ts Golan law, Egypt would make
6very effort to convince Syria to
oin in peace negotiations with
srael. Khalil, who heads Egypt's
tiling political party, is a deputy
if President Hosni Mubarak al-
though he holds no executive
office in government.
He told the Yediot Achronot
[correspondent in Cairo that
Egypt's relatively moderate re-
action to Israel's annexation of
the Golan Heights was aimed at
preserving the peace process. "If
we had reacted stronger we would
have harmed the peace. It is our
goal to turn this peace into a
model and a precedent for any
Arab state which would like to
join," Khalil said.
He dismissed Israeli fears that
Egyptian policy would harden af-
ter Israel's evacuation of Sinai is
completed next April. "This is
your famous sensitivity," he
said. "We too have developed a
sensitivity which stems from
your lack of confidence in us."
Khalil added: "I am ready to
pledge, in the name of Egypt, if
Israel abolishes the new law,
Egypt will undertake upon her-
self to act toward negotiations
between Israel and Syria."
Israel Clashes With
British Labor Party
Funeral services for Uri. Jean Bern-
helm, 73, of S626 Bayihore Blvd., widow
of Ruaaell Bernhelm, were held Monday
morning, Dec. 14. Rabbi Kenneth
Berger and Cantor William Hauben of
CongrrgaUon Rodeph Sholom, of-
ficiated, with Interment In Rodeph
Sholom Cemetery. Born In New York
City, Mm Bernhelm Uved In Tampa for
88 yean. She waa a member of Rodeph
Sholom CongregaUon, Rodeph Sholom
Sisterhood. Hadaaaah, National Council
of Jewish Women and Treasurer of
Tampa Coin Club. Survivors are son,
David Bernhelm; Hater Mr*. Manuel J.
(Ruth i Buchman; brother. Emeat
Weber and one grandchild PreparaUon
by Chesaed Shel Emmea. Friends may
make memorial girts to Rodeph Sholom
Argov, Israeli Ambassador to
Britain, clashed with Eric Heffer,
one of the most powerful politi-
cians in the British Labor Party,
who had savagely attacked the
election campaign of Israel's
ruling Likud bloc.
The clash took place after a
speech by Israel's Labor Party
leader, Shimon Peres, to a fund-
raising dinner of the British La-
bor Friends of Israel. Peres was
the key speaker but his remarks
were largely overshadowed by
Argov's defense of Premier
Menachem Begin against
Heffer's attack.
HEFFER HAD harked back
to the tumultous scenes at some
of Begin's election rallies which
had been prominently scretmed
on British television. He called
them frightening signs of the in-
tolerance being encouraged by
the present Israeli government.
Argov, who had been scheduled
to give merely a brief message of
greetings from his government,
passionately rejected Heffer s
complaints, and asked him
whether he would like foreigners
to judge Britain as a whole by
some of the scenes which he had
recently witnessed on television
Even before Argov's interven-
tion, the dinner, at the House of
Commons, had been marked by
the political strains between the
British and Israeli Labor Parties^
Peres had started his own speech
bv playing down differences be-
tween Israel's government and
opposition over foreign policy
and bitterly attacked the policies
of Britain and its European
Heffer. however, said that
while he supported Israel he
could not support Begin, whom
he called "not very helpful, to put
it in the mildest terms."
MICHAEL FOOT, leader of
the British Labor Party, also
showed his distaste for the Begin
government. In a message
printed in the dinner brochure, he
said that Labor Parties in Britain
and Israel faced the same kind of
domestic opponents:
"They seem wedded to a
furious anti-Socialist market
economy which could spread
devastating results."
In his speech, Peres scoffed at
the policies by British Foreign
Secretary Lord Carrington and
his European partners and reiter-
ated his own belief in linking the
West Bank with Jordan.
Expressing confidence in the
Camp David peace process, he
said he hoped that autonomy for
the Palestinians would begin to
become a reality "at least in
the Gaza Strip" before next
April's scheduled Israeli with-
drawal from the rest of Sinai.
HEFFER, who spoke after
Peres, said British Labor was
"praying" for Peres' party to re-
turn to power and also supported
Palestinian self-determination.
Thus, while Peres was in reality
speaking for Begin, Heffer was
effectively speaking for Carring-
ton. Clearly, something has
changed in the once intimate
links between the Labor Parties
of Israel and Britain, when both
were in power.
The change was made more
poignant by the fact that Sir
Harold Wilson, under whose long
leadership that friendship
flowered, presided at the dinner.
A weary and sick man, the former
Prime Minister kept his own re-
marks to a bare minimum. His
silence was more eloquent than
Community Calendar
Friday, Dec. 25
(Candlelighting time 5:21)
6th Chanukah Candle "Operation Brotherhood" B'nai B'rith
Saturday, Dec. 26
7th Chanukah Candle
Sunday, Dec. 27
Tune In "The Jewish Sound" 88.5 FM 9-11 a.m.
featuring children from Rodeph Sholom and Schaarai Zedek
religious schools Jewish War Veterans and Auxiliary General
Meeting 10 a.m. Temple David Sisterhood Chanukah dinner -
5 p.m. at Temple DavidBay Area Jewish Singles Chanukah
bash Peppertree Condominium Clubhouse 8:30 p.m. 8th
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Text of Begin's Statement
The following is the text of Pre-
mier Menachem Begins
statement to U.S. Ambassador
Samuel Lewis which was read out
after the Cabinet meeting by
Cabinet secretary Arye Naor:
Three times during the past six
months the U.S. government has
punished Israel.
On June 7 we destroyed the
Iraqi nuclear reactor Osirak near
Baghdad. I don't want to men-
tion to you today from whom we
received the final information
that this reactor was going to
produce an atomic bomb. We had
no doubt about that. Therefore
our action was an act of sal-
vation, an act of national self-de-
fense in the most lofty sense of
the concept. We saved the lives of
hundreds of thousands of ci-
vilians, including tens of thou-
sands of children.
Nonetheless you announced
that you were punishing us
and you revoked a signed and
sealed contract that included
specific dates for the supply of
(war) planes.
Not long after, in a defensive
act after a slaughter was com-
mitted against our people leaving
three dead (including an Ausch-
witz survivor) and 29 were in-
jured we bombed the PLO
headquarters in Beirut.
U.S. liar, No Moral Right
You have no moral right to
preach to us about civilian
casualties. We have read the his-
tory of World War Two and we
know what happened to civilians
when you took action against an
enemy. We have also read the
history of the Vietnam war and
your phrase 'body count.' We al-
ways make efforts to avoid hit-
ting civilian populations, but
sometimes it is unavoidableas
was the case in our bombing of
the PLO headquarters.
Nonetheless you punished us:
you suspended delivery of F-15
planes. A week ago, at the in-
stance of the government, the
Knesset passed on all three read-
ings by an overwhelming
majority of two-thirds the Golan
Heights law. Now you are once
again boasting that you are
punishing Israel.
What kind of expression is
this punishing Israel? Are we a
vassal-state of yours? Are we a
banana republic? Are we youths
of fourteen who, if they don't be-
have properly, are slapped across
the fingers?
Let me tell you who this
government is composed of. It is
composed of people whose lives
were spent in resistance, in fight-
ing and in suffering. You will not
frighten us with punishments. He
who threatens us will find us deaf
to this threat. We are only pre-
pared to listen to rational argu-
ments. You have no right to pun-
ish Israeland I protest at the
very use of this term.
You have announced that you
are suspending consultations or
the implementation of the
memorandum of understading on
strategic cooperation, and that
your return to these con-
sultations in the future will de-
pend on progress achieved in the
autonomy talks and on the situa-
tion in Lebanon.
You want to make Israel a
hostage of the memorandum of
understanding. I regard your
announcement suspending the
consultations on the memoran-
dum as the abrogation (by you)
of the memorandum. No a word of
Damocles is going to hang over
our bead. So we duly take note of
the fact that you have abrogated
the memorandum of understand-
The people of Israel has lived
3,700 years without a memoran-
dum of understanding with
Americaand it will continue to
live without one for another 3,700
years. In our eyes it (the U.S.
suspension) is an abrogation of
the memorandum. We will not
agree that you should demand of
ua to allow the Arabs of East
Jerusalem to take part in the
autonomy elections and
threaten us that if we don't con-
sent you will suspend the
You have imposed upon us
financial punishments and have
(thereby) violated the word of the
President. When Secretary (of
State Alexander) Haig was here iaw p'^^by ihe Knesset. To re-
he read from a written document xin^ a a concept from the days
the words of President Reagan 0f the inquisition. Our forefathers
that you would purchase for $200 went ^ tne stake rather than re-
U.S. No one will succeed in cow-
ing them with anti-Semitic pro-
paganda. They will stand by our
side. This is the land of their fore-
fathersand they have a right
and a duty to support it.
Israel Will Not
Go To The Stake'
Some say we must rescind the
State Dep't. Reacts
Angrily to Golan
million Israeli arms and other
equipment. This is therefore a
violation of the President's word.
18 it customary? Is it proper?
You cancelled an additional $100
million. What did you want to
doto hit us in our pocket?
In 1946 there lived in this
house an English General by the
name of Barker. Today I live
here. When we fought him you
called us terrorists and we
carried on fighting. After we
attacked his headquarters in the
requisitioned building of the
Kind David Hotel, Barker said:
This race will only be influenced
by being hit in the pocketand
he ordered his British soldiers to
stop patronizing Jewish cafes.
Ugly Campaign Of
To hit us in the pocketthis is
the philosophy of Barker. Now I
understand why the whole great
effort in the Senate to obtain a
majority for the arms deal with
Saudi Arabia was accompanied
by an ugly campaign of anti-
First the slogan was sounded
Begin or Reagan? and that was
nice because it meant that who-
ever opposes the deal is sup-
porting a foreign Prime Minister
and is not loyal to the President
of the United States. And thus
Senators like (Henry) Jackson
(D. Wash.), (Edward) Kennedy
(D. Mass.). (Bob) Packwood (R.
Ore.) and of course (Rudy)
Boschwitz (R. Minn.) are not
loyal citizens...
Then the slogan was sounded:
'We should not let the Jews
determine the foreign policy of
the United States.' What was the
meaning of this slogan? The
Greek minority in the U.S. deter-
mined the Senate decision to
withhold weapons from Turkey
after it invaded Cyprus.
No one will frighten the great
and free Jewish community of the
scind their faith.
We do not need to go to the
stake: we, thank God, have
strength enough to defend our
sovereignty and to defend our
rights. If it was up to me (alone) I
would say we should not rescind
the law. But as far as I can judge,
there is in fact no one on earth
who can persuade the Knesset to
rescind the law which it passed
by a two-thirds majority.
Mr. Weinberger (Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinber)-and
later Mr. Haig-said that the law
contravenes (adversely affects)
Resolution 242. Whoever says
that has either not read the
resolution, or has forgotten it or
has not understood it.
The essence of the resolution is
negotiation to determine agreed
and recognized borders. Syria has
announced that it will not con-
duct negotiations with us, that it
does not and will not recognize
us-and thus removed from
Resolution 242 its essence. How,
therefore, could we contravene
242. As regards the future, please
be kind enough to inform the
Secretary of State that the Golan
Heights law will remain valid.
There is no force on earth that
can bring about its rescision.
As for the contention that we
surprised you, the truth is that
we did not want to embarrass
you. We knew your difficulties ...
it was indeed President Reagan
who said that Mr. Begin was
right that had Israel told the
U.S. about the law (in advance)
the U.S. would have said no. We
did not want you to say noand
then for us to go ahead and apply
Israeli law to the Golan Heights.
As regards Lebanon, I have
asked that the Secretary of State
be informed that we will not
initiate a war, but if we are at-
tacked by the terrorists or the
Syrians we will launch a counter-
(JTA) The State
Department has warned Is-
rael that the change in the
status of the Golan Heights
would "violate in-
ternational law." De-
partment deputy spokes-
man Alan Romberg said
the United States' position,
had been made clear to the
Israeli government.
Romberg said that "Our view
has been and remains that any
unilateral change in the status of
the Golan Heights or any of the
territories occupied by Israel in
the 1967 (Six-Day) War would be
contrary to the UN Security
Council Resolutions 242 and 338
under which Camp David and all
Middle East peace negotiations
since 1967 have been based."
The spokesman did not know
what effect the Israeli action
would have on the Camp David
process, although he noted that
(iolan was not included in the
Camp David accords. He also
could not give any reason for Is-
rael acting on the Golan at this
i time.
IN JERUSALEM the head of
the Egyptian delegation to the
working level autonomy talks
expressed "deep regret" over Is-
rael's move to annex the Golan
The Egyptian official, Taher
Shush, said that the new Israeli
law on the Golan Heights, is a
contravention of international
law, the Geneva conventions and
the Camp David framework.
Haim Kubersky, head of the
Israeli autonomy team, disputed
Shash. He maintained that
the autonomy talks were not
the torum to deal with this
matter and observed that the Is-
raeli delegates would not use it to
speak out on such matters as
Egypt's relation with its neigh-
bor Libya.
But the U.S. representative at
the working level deliberations,
Watt Claverius, supported the
West Bank Terrorist Returned to Israel
Israel Hit
For Sharp
Deeds on Bank
(JTA) Ziad Abu-Eain, a
22-year-old West Bank
resident accused of partici-
pation in a bombing which
killed two boys and injured
36 other persons in Tiberias
in 1979, has been formally
ex tradited to I srael.
Deputy Secretary of State
William Clark, who had been
studying the legal aspects of Is-
rael's extradition request, signed
a surrender warrant. American
authorities in Chicago, where
Abu-Eain has been held in prison
since his arrest by the FBI in
August, 1979, turned him over to
Israeli officials. The extradition
is the first since Israel and the
U.S. signed an extradition treaty
in 1963.
CLARK SAID, in his written
statement, "I have concluded
that our treaty with Israel and
compelling law require a con-
clusion that Abu-Eain be ex-
tradited. We have been formally
assured by the government of
Israel that the crimes charged
against Abu-Eain murder,
attempted murder and iimtug
bodily harm with aggravating in-
tent are common criminal
charges which will be triad in an
ordinary civilian court."
Abu-Eain, who had been living
with relatives m Chicago whan he
Oct. 13, the U.S. Supreme Court
declined to review his case, let-
ting stand a lower court's ruling
that extradition was permissable.
This left the final decision in the
case to the State Department.
Abu-Eain a resident of Ramal-
lah, was supported by Arab-
American groups and others
friendly to the Palestinian cause.
Arab Ambassadors in the U.S.
made representations to the
State Department on his behalf.
Israel pressed vigorously for ex-
WHEN IT appeared that the
State Department was taking an
inordinately long time to decide,
San. Dan Quayle (R., Ind.) intro-
duced a sense of the Senate reso-
lution urging immediate ex-
tradition on grounds that the
accused could be freed shortly on
a writ of habeas corpus. This
drew a rebuke from the State De-
Department deputy spokes-
man Alan Romberg quoted Clark
a* saying that for the Senate to
seek to "influence" the De-
partment's decision is "a* im-
proper" aa it would have been to
try to influence the case whan it
came before the Supreme Court.
Clark make that statement in a.
letter to Senate Marjority Leader
Howard Baker (R., Term.) after
Quayle introduced hia resolution.
The Labor Alignment sharply
criticized the government for
what it called "unjust over-reac-
tion" to the wave of anti-Israel
protests and sporadic incidents of
violence on the West Bank in re-
cent days. Victor Shemtov of
Mapam, acting chairman of the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs and
Security Committee, has sum-
moned Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon to appear before the com-
mittee to explain the new policy.
THE LABOR MKs are dis-
turbed by the harsh punitive
measures by the Israeli military,
which include blowing up houses
of families whose members are
accused of participating in acts of
violence. One house wss de-
molished in Hebron because a
youthful member of the family
tossed a Molotov cocktail at a
passing bus. The gasoline bomb
caused no injuries or damage.
Such measures ware reserved
for more serious incidents of
violence in the past. Shemtov ob-
served that "collective punish-
ment will cause a further deteri-
oration of the situation in the ad-
ministrated areas. It will tarnish
Egyptian view. He said \mA
action on the Golan was releval
to the autonomy talks becau
they are based on the Ca
David accords which are, in tun
based on Security Council
lution 242 that speaks of
between Israel and all 0f
neighbors and the territorial inti
grity of all states in the ree
Claverius said the U.S. wri
seriously concerned by any i
unilateral step that undermmej
Camp David and by the
token, Resolution 242.
MEANWHILE, the debau
still rages in the Knesset, ova
Prime Minister Begins quicu
passage of the bill into law oil
historical and security grounds!
His arguments continue to
seconded by Moshe Arens, cha
man of the Knesset's Foreiir
Affairs and Security Committi
and Ambassador-designate tot
United States. Arens supp
the annexation mainly 0
strategic grounds and denies thai
it would block possible futu.
negotiations with a new regimen
The opposition Labor Align!
ment appears to be in
deilemma. Most were absent!
from the first reading of the bill
while the various elements of tl
party argued over whether
support or oppose it. Some Ml
from the kibbutz movement and
others urged support, or at least)
a waiver of party discipline to
allow members to vote their con I
science. But MK Gad Yaacobl!
proposed that Labor boycott t
session in protest against the I
unseemly haste with which thel
government rammed through the |
Labor doves such as former
Foreign Minister Abba Eban and
members of Mapam declared in '
advance they would vote against
the bill. Pro-annexationists such
as Avraham Katz-Oz said they I
voted for it regardless of what
Labor's Knesset faction decided.
AMNON Rubinstein of Shinui,
a prominent constitutional
lawyer, vigorously opposed the
government's action on grounds
that it not only flouted Reso-
lution 242 but could be construed
as flouting the Camp David ac-
cords which are based on that
resolution. Rubinstein argued
further that the annexation was
meaningless in practical terms
and will only stir trouble on the
Golan Heights which heretofore
has not been on the international
In Paris, France refrained from
any official comment on Israel's
decision to annex the Golan
Heights; but political circles ex-
pressed "regret," saying the
move "will not help" the search
for a global peace.
Official spokesmen refused to
react, saying that the govern-
ment and President Francois
Mitterrand are still studying the
matter "and its imDlications
According to the unofficial
political sources, however, a
statement of "regret" and possi-
ble even "condemnation" were
sure to follow.
Israel's image and not improve
its security.'
Sharon told reporters last week
that Israel's policy on the West
Bank is to treat "gently" those
Arabs who cooperate with Israel
and to crack down' harder than
ever on those who do not. Labor
MK Yossi Sarid. a party dove,
denounced the military measures
as "brutality." Michasl Bar-
Zohar, a member of Lahore
hawkish wing, criticised them on
grounds that they wsa ineffec

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