The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County

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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Jewish Floridian
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Fred K. Shochet
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April 25, 1980
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wJewish Meridian
Off Pinellas County
>lume 1 Number 1
Campaign Matches 1979
St. Petersburg. Florida Friday. April 25. 1980
Price 10 Cents
Back in Jerusalem
Marvin Feldman, 1980
Campaign chairman of Jewish
federation of Pinellas County,
announced that the campaign is
going full swing.
He stated the campaign has
how matched the 1979 campaign
>f over S500.000. The community
goal is $600,000 for 1980. and
Feldman is confident of beating
the goal by June 1. His Cluster
chairmen, led by Chai level
kSl.000 +) Chairman Sylvan
loff. are now collecting out-
standing pledges.
In the next few weeks.
Feldman plans on having a
Phonethon to touch base with the
many individuals who have not
had the chance to attend a parlor
meeting, campaign dinner or
other campaign function.
If you would like to volunteer
your time to make some calls and
help Feldman, and the Campaign
Cabinet to meet its goals, call
Executive Director Ron
Weisinger at the Federation.
Begin Stays Cool
On Weizman Ploy
\'Up fromZero 'Division
The many individuals in
ll'inellas County who were not
able to make a gift to the
I MA Federation Campaign in
1979 now have a chance.
Charles Rutenberg. chairman
>l the "Up from Zero'" Division of
980 UJA Federation Cam-
| n, announced the tremen-
tlou- success of Sunday's
April20) Phonethon.
Marvin Feldman. I9S0
campaign chairman, thanked
harlie Kutonbwg lor the major
tort in organizing the over 40
n-lunteers who. manned
phones Sunday.
Next Sunday. April 27, will
finalize the two day affair held at
the donated office of Superior
Surgical in Seminole.
Saul Schecter, responsible for
arranging the use of the phones,
was gratified by the large turnout
of "Up from Zero** phone
If you have a few hours to
donate this coming Sunday to
make some calls and help the
campaign, call Pam Tench. There
will be coffee, food and Jewish
people working together for the
local community and Israel.
'I Don't Have To Be
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF meeting botween himse,f,
urcuivr"rrn' President Carter and President
WASHINGTON Anwar Sadat of Egypt was "not
iJIA) Israeli Prime discussed" in his just concluded
linister Menachem Begin talks with Carter.
nade it clear at a press con-
crenee following his final
jneeting with President
'arter that Israel will not
tfree to a freeze of settle-
ments on the West Bank
md Gaza Strip, it will not
lermit the Arabs of East
erusalem to vote in the
utonomy elections, and
hat he regards the May 26
ate for reaching agree-
nent with Egypt ovei^gr-^
Addressing reporters at Blair
House shortly after he and Carter
told reporters in the White House
Rose Garden that very good
progress had been made toward
an agreement on autonomy,
Begin was unyielding on the
issue of a settlement freeze. He
said it had not been discussed in
his meetings with Carter.
Asked if
least for a little while, on
his return home. Prime
Minister Begin departed
from having to pay single-
minded attention to the
furor created by Defense
Minister Ezer Weizman"s
call for new elections during
Begin's two-day talks with
President Carter.
Begin responded here this
week to comments he made on
ABC-TVs program. Issues and
Answers, taped in Blair House in
Washington. He repeated his
assertion that the United States
should have conventional
military forces in the Middle
Especially, the Prime Minister
emphasized that "If you want
facilities in our country, we shall
put them at your disposal."
were in reaction to the hostage
crisis in Iran and the Soviet
assault upon Afghanistan. "I
think." he said, "the United
States must now consider very
carefully to have conventional
forces on the spot, not to bring
them from afar in time of crisis."
Asked by interviewer Barbara
Walters. "What about U.S.
(ones in Israel, based in Israel?"
the Prime Minister responded:
Well, I said always to our
American friends, we are allies,
and if you want facilities in our
country, we shall put them at
your disposal. I would rec
mend it to the Israeli
ment. I can only
own behalf."
In Jerl^a1em. Begin clarified
ms "imments on the ABC-TV
I'/ogram. He was not going to
I'rhnv Minister Hegin
give the U.S. advice on whether
or not to use military force to get
the hostages out of Teheran. "We
feel so deeply for the American
people. I understand the
American people wanting the 50
men. with their loving mothers
and wives, to be back home. I
understand it perfectly well. If
force is used, maybe the majority
of them, perhaps all of them, will
be killed.
"I wouldn't give any advice to
use force at the price of the lives
of the hostages. I would not give
such advice."
BUT THIS departure from the
main issue at hand was brief.
Responding to questions by
Continued on Page 1

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The .Jewish Federation of Pinellas County is proud to ::
announce the establishment of a Pinellas County edition of The j|:
./el- <>/; l-'lnritliun. :':
Iteva Kent, president of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas ':':
County, announced the bi-weekly editions premiering with this ::
issue. '::
The relationship with Pinellas County, as negotiated by "i":
President Kent and Vice President Charlie Rutenberg, and ::'
directed by the board of directors of the Federation, will bring a :':'
Jewish press long esteemed for over 50 years b.v -'--' MSh %
Jewish community. v.
The Jewish Fluridiaij Vias separate editions in Broward <
County, Palm W&yAf County. Hillsborough County and New *:":
Orleans^^rTTTelfasCounty will experience the fine reporting of :':*
news, dissemination of national, international and Israeli :>:
news and editorials of a poignant nature. ::
Your support of the advertisers will enable the Federation :':'
to negotiate year after year a better contract for Pinellas '::
County. :':'
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kutonomy as "not a de;
Sue, not a target daj
koal." ..on

^led. "'
llfTiad agreed to be
on that issue, he
don't have to be
P^'elled out in the Camp
[r8- rds and instructed one
The cfrui asked him to define
y oannomy" as distinguished
| APehood, to read "the
Ion'avid booklet issued by
L_ Department very
and you will see what
ny is. It is in very short
4ED WHY he thought the
.op autonomy talks over
' hext 40 days have a better
|mce of achieving an agreement
an the negotiations that have
[Cen taking place during the last
b months. Begin replied. We
nay reach an agreement or not
Bach an agreement. Why bepes-
iimLstic in advance?** He said in
^reply to another question that the
possibility of a three-way summit
moderate"* on settlements.
'President Sadat expressed his
opinion, and Carter expressed his
opinion. 1 have my opinion.
HE INSISTED that Jewish
settlements are "perfectly legal"
and part of the "inherent right"
of the Jewish people and form
"part of the national security of
Israel." He dwelt on the latter
point, noting that "during one
year," which he did not specify,
Israeli security forces uncovered
97 terrorist cells on the West
Bank and 40 cells in the Gaza
"During the same period there
were 55 acts of terrorism in
Israel," and of these "53 were
exposed." He insisted that "It is
a matter of the life of our citizens.
The settlements are a wall of
defense against bloody terrorist
acts. They are inseparable from
the vital defense of Israel."
TV Warnings
Sadat Says He's Flexible on Date
Sen. Henry Jackson (D., Wash.)
and former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger strongly warned
here against moves that would
establish a Palestinian state.
Kissinger suggested quick
negotiations for an agreement
between Israel and Jordan that
would forestall a Palestinian
state that he and Jackson saw as
disastrous for Israel.
Sen. Frank Church (D., Idaho)
specifically warned against
attempts to pressure Israel into
surrendering positions essential
to her nationhood, "including
TV program. Face the Nation.
Church was asked whether the
Arab nations would "sell us
enough oil" if. when Begin is in
Washington, "we don't put some
kind of pressure for a solution in
Sen. Church
the Middle East."
Foreign Relations
chairman replied:
The Senate
"You know, that is another
notion that just makes me
wonder about the state of reality
in this capital. When it comes to
protecting their vital interests,
the Israelis will not bend to
pressure. Now. if we can
demonstrate to Israel that the
U.S. will stand with them in the
future, as we have in the past,
and there is no real basis for
concern that they will be left
isolated and alone, that is the
way we can influence them the
best, and in the past they have
gone quite far to get peace."
Asked. "Is your answer no?"'
Church responded: "My answer
is that you cannot pressure the
Israelis into giving up items that
they regard as essential to their
survival as a free and in-
dependent nation. And therefore,
our influence is best exercised
Continued on Page 5

Page 2
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday, April 25,1980!
Weizman Bid Rocks Begin Coalition
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman
shook the political establishment
by announcing on television that
he favored holding early elec-
tions. He told a panel of inter-
viewers that early elections
would help the national morale.
He aknowledged that he himself
would like to be Prime Minister
one day "I would like to be
able to implement the things I
believe in" but said that in
view of the Israeli political party
constellation his chances were
not very realistic.
Weizman said he favored
advancing the elections so that
"the nation of Israel may decide
now which way it wants its
government to go." In view of
the dissatisfaction and low
morale in the country, the
elections should be held in about
six months, he said. The
minimum period under law be-
tween the dissolution of the
Knesset and the holding of elec-
tions is 100 days.
continued, would hcip bring
about a "public and ideological
shake-up, and help pull the
nation out of the slough of
despondency in which, to an
extent, it finds itself today, and
to put the nation on the high
His answer to a question as to
whether he would be prepared to
serve as Defense Minister under a
Labor government headed by
Shimon Peres was that if he could
serve the nation in the future "in
one way or another," he would do
"I will consider first and
foremost what is good for the
nation, and I will also consider
what is good for me." Weizman
acknowledged that he had indeed
considered resigning in the past,
but he wouKTdtt^.- such a
watershed in his career if and
when he feels he has come to a
ANSWERING another ques-
tion, he said he had not co-
ordinated in advance his state-
ment favoring early elections
either with Prime Minister Begin
or with Deputy Prime Minister
Simcha Ehrlich, the Liberal
Party leader who is considered
Weizman's strongest political
ally. Ehrlich, nevertheless, said
he had not been surprised by
Weizman's statements. "He
simply spelled out the opinions
we knew he held. I admire his
courage." Ehrlich commented.
He added that he "understood"
Defense Minister Weizman
Weizman's desire to be Prime
Minister one day.
However, another Liberal
Party leader, Leon Dulzin, who
was in Paris for a two-day
meeting of the presidium of the
Brussels Conference on Soviet
Jewry, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that he "de-
pored" Weizman's announce-
He said, "It is wrong to
criticize the government while
the Prime Minister is engaged in
difficult negotiations." He said
"new elections should not be held
now." Dulzin added that he
thought Weizman would make
"an excellent" Prime Minister
and "I hope he will lead us (the
Likud) one day to victory. But
now is not the time for such a
change in the country's
ASKED IF he feared early
elections, Weizman replied:
"That is not the important thing.
What is important is what is
good for the people." Asked if he
would go to early elections on the
Likud ticket, he said that would
"depend on how things will work
out and what path the Likud
chooses for itself."
Would he join a centrist bloc?
Weizman answered that at
present he was a member of
Herut. and if the Likud followed
a different path, he would remain
within it. If not his member-
ship was conditional.
The question regarding his
possible membership in a centrist
bloc was perhaps the most
significant in terms of Israel's
political future. Some pundits
here have long predicted the
evolution of such a bloc, which
would include Weizman and a
number of Liberals and other
Likud moderates, together with
segments of what are now the
Democratic Movement, Shai, the
Independent Liberals, and
perhaps others such as loner
Moshe Dayan, once Weizman's
brother-in-law and still his good
Weizman's announcement on
early elections came as a stun-
ning shock to the Likud, par-
ticularly to the Herut wing of
which the Defense Minister is a
member. The Herut Knesset
faction as a whole was to be
called into special session im-
mediately after Independence
Day to consider Weizman's
remarks, the executive's
statement said.
into special session immediately
after Independence Day to
consider Weizman's remarks, the
executive's statement said.
Faction chairman Haim Kauf-
man hinted that the statement
was deliberately "restrained"
because the members wanted to
give Weizman a chance for
"dialogue." If such a dialogue
proved impossible, though, the
Defense Minister ought to "draw
the conclusions and resign,"
Kaufman said. Weizman's
support of early elections and his
criticism of the government's
functioning was especially
inappropriate, the statement
noted, at this time when the
Prime Minister was abroad on a
vital national mission.
BUT PERES dubbed Weiz-
man's announcement "brave and
patriotic," immediately fueling
the rampant speculation that he
and Weizman have evolved some
sort of quiet political under-
standing regarding future co-
operation in a new government.
Labor faction deputy chairman
Danny Rosolio said Weizman in
effect had expressed his non-
confidence in the government in
which he served. The Labor
faction would submit a non-
confidence motion as soon as the
Knesset reconvened, Rosolio
sa.'d- Peres, for his part, said the
required Knesset majority for the
dissolution d the House and the
holding of early eleTl'ons seemed
to be forming. N k
In the Democratic MoveTient-
which has long been teetering oB
the brink of secession from the
government, leading members
predicted that Weizman's
dramatic statement would
heavily influence opinion when
the party's central committee
meets at month's end
' :^mm
Continued from Page I
reporters here on the maelstrom
of controversy aroused by
Defense Minister Weizman's call
for new elections, Begin declared
u ,neLwould certainly not re-
shuffle his Cabinet in order to
oust Weizman.
"An Israeli Prime Minister can
resign and reform the govern-
ment without a minister whom he
doesn t want. But then the resig-
nauon of the Prime Minister
means the resignation of the
whole Cabinet. Why should I
bnng down the Cabinet because
WeLma*??" radi intCrvieW The television interview oc-
2KS ?"Pa p.rogram <*"*
whdd Begin was in Washington.
<-m his return home here, Begin
declared. "Give me an op
Portunity to think," when
reporters asked him how he felt
about Weizman's call for new
elections at the very moment that
he was engaged in discussion
with President Carter on the
sensitive autonomy question. He
on Weizman Challenge
SrV? uSay "ything else
until he had the time to study the
effort to cool the hot waters of
controversy was not helped
meanwhile in New York, where
President Carter's Middle East
peace negotiator, Sol Linowitz
said over the weekend that what
is needed is "some give and take"
"? autonomy talks. Who
should give and who should take
was not made clear during his
appearance on the CBS-TV
program, Face the Nation.
"I don't think its going to be
productive to try to flex musclel
or use pressure on Mr. Begin in
order to get him to adop" a
position which we believe is in
Israel^own interests," Linowitz
He noted that "What we are
hoping for is that there will be
suff,c,ent progress that they
(Begin and President Sadat of
$4-2 HO
Ugypt) will want to continue the
negotiations. I think that's
exactly what may evolve, but
both of them want to be sure that
they are on a course that
promises success."
LINOWITZ remarks were in
response to a question on the
May 26 target date, which he said
will be exceeded if Begin and
Sadat are "convinced that
progress is being made and more
progress can be made."
.kLin..W'tZ declared that "Unless
this full autonomy does give the
I alestmians the sense that they
are going to have a very sub-
stantial measure of control over
those things that are important
in their lives, they won't enter in
these talks, they wont become
involved in the elections and
therefore they won't be par-
ticipants." H
He warned that unless there is
progress in the talks, the M*Sdie
Jewish Day School
to Open in Fall
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School will be opening in
September, 1980.
It will be located at
Congregation B'nai Israel in St.
Petersburg. The school will be
opening with kindergarten, and
grades one and two. Each year
another grade will be added to
the school.
The school is affiliated with the
Solomon Schechter Day School
Movement, the day school
program of United Synagogue of
America. (The conservative
Currently 23 children are
enrolled for the opening classes.
The school will feature small
classes with individualized in-
struction and an excellent
For further information about
the school, please contact r>
Frank Moss.
The Pinellas County Jewish
Day School is proud to announce
the appointment of Mr. Karl
Tremmel as the assistant director
of the school. Mr. Tremmel will
also be in charge of the secular
(non-Judaic) program and will
teach kindergarten.
Mr. Tremmel has a masters
degree in early childhood
education. He has taught in
schools in Austria, England and
Scotland. Currently, he is the
kindergarten teacher at The
Canterbury School on St.
Petersburg Beach.
The personnel committee of the
school is currently completing its
interviews for the director of the
school and will announce its
decision in the next week.

Spring Leadership Forum
"Jewish Women's Issues for
the 1980s" will headline the
Spring leadership Forum to be
held May 19-20 at the Host
Airport Hotel in Tampa,
Maureen Rosewater, Jewish
Federation of Pinellas County
Women's Division president,
announced recently.
Rosewater will lead a con-
tingent of Pinellas women in
attending the forum. She ex-
plained there will be a Middle
East and World Issue Update
Session, programs on Judaica,
Missions to Israel, "and Special
Training Sessions.
She has requested that any
involved Jewish women in
Pinellas County who would like
to attend with her should call
Frieda Sohon in Women's
Division at the Federation office.
Women from all over Florida
are expected to attend to learn
what the 80s will mean to them.
Tay Sachs
Testing Available
(All testing, at NO CHARGE,
will be held the eiflire month of
April at the University of South
Florida Medical School. Call
974-2456 for your appointment.)
AWARKNKSS is the goal of
the third year program of
National Council of Jewish
Women, in conjunction with the
University of South Florida
Genetics Program, in sponsoring
April as Tampa Bay Area Tay-
Sachs Month.
Tay-Sachs is a genetically
inherited fatal disease that at-
tacks-^^LnK children and causes
ciestructions,"tJl lnt' nervous
system. SeveralS^ genetic or
inherited diseases arev4tUgd^ by
those of Jewish ancestry. Some"^
these disorders, particularly
common to Jews, go back into
the early history of the Jewish
people. Some are of more recent
origin; Tay-Sachs, first recog-
nized less than 100 years ago, is
Infants with Tay-Sachs look
and behave normally at birth.
Normal development continues
for several months; then, sud-
denly at about six months, mus-
cular weakness becomes evident.
Very rapidly, physical and
mental deterioration sets in.
Death occurs usually between the
ages of three and five years.
TODAY. only uninformed
couples need suffer the anguish of
warnmg that a seemingly healthy
child is doomed because of Tay-
Sachs. The Tay-Sachs Disease
Testing Program, designed to
prevent this tragic genetic
disease, detects carriers by a
simple blood test.
In the Tampa Bay area, in the
first testing program, 250 people
were screened. Initial results
assured a large number of
families that they had not
inherited the Tay-Sachs gene
However, 22 potential carriers
were retested and two true
carriers were identified.
For a second year, Tampa
1-4 MM
Section, National Council ol
Jewish Women, in conjunction
with the University of South
Florida College of Medicine,
undertook the responsibility of
conducting a Tay-Sachs Screen-
ing Program. Results were
gratifying; especially concerning
the growth of Tay-Sachs edu-
i.n ion in the Tampa area, said
the NCJW leaders.
Chairmen for the Tampa
Section. NCJW. are Margie
Bernstein and Lee Kessler.
Working with them will be
Marsha Stein, publicity chair-
man, and Betty Cohen, medical
liaison chairman.
As a third year of screening
begins, it is evident that more
ana* more physicians and com-
mercKl' lal*>ratories are using the
testing"faci!ilies of the University
of South Flof;& ,bVeftLr'.h1
their patients for &t%Iay"Sacn9
test. -w
The March of Dime
dorsed the Testing F
Program as part of th
Defects Program.
Awareness is the key w,
the Tampa Bay area wii
Thomas Tedesco's (USF
cation is achieving this got
the chairmen.
Demonstration at
Ahavat Shalom
Ah?6. ST6"61"5 of Temple]
Ahavat Shalom will present The
Hypnosis Center of Pinellas Park
" lec,ture, demonstration of
The Whys and Ways of
Hypnosis, on Saturday, May 3.
at o p.m.
enjoy an evening of en-
tertainment and fellowship
Refreshments will be served

Friday. April 25. 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinedas County
Page 3
Women's Division
Dials for Dollars
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County's Women's
Division held the best Women's
Phonethon in the young
Federation's history, according
to leaders. Last week, 22
dedicated women, led by
Women's Division President
Maureen Rosewater and Cam-
paign Chairwoman Lorrie
Pasekoff. rang the phones off the
hook at the donated offices of
Superior Surgical in Seminoie.
Sue Schecnter',- who arranged
the use of the/phones, helped to
develop the cortlpetitive nature
which brought in over $9,000.
Rosewater and Pasekoff said,
"We won't'atop, we won't close
the phone -campaign until we
reach every Jewish woman in
Pinellas Courtty. It is our respon-
sibility to give every Jewish wife,
mother and daughter, the op-
portunity to make her gift to the
United Jewish i Appeal / Fed-
eration Campaign for 1980. We
are going to do it again next week
and hope to wind it up by then."
Lorrie Pasekoff added. "The
Women's Division is very close to
making its goal of $100,000 in
1980. In fact, we will meet the
$100,000 goal for Women's
Division and surpass it by quite a
bit. We challenge any Women's
Division in the country to show
as much dedication, support and
enthusiasm as our ladies. I've
been proud to be allowed to be
campaign chairwoman this year
and can only thank my entire
Campaign Cabinet for our
If you were not home when the
Women's Division called, you can
help by sending in your check
today to:
Women's Division
Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County
8167 Elbow Lane North
St. Petersburg. FL 33710
Young Adults Group Hosts
Dialogue on Petro Dollars
The Young Adult Division of
the Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County hosted a Sunday evening
community dialogue with Carl
Kaplan. Kaplan, deputy director
of the Department of Energy,
lectured and discussed with the
audience, "Arab Petro Dollars
and Its Effect on Us as
The YAD hosted the dialogue
for the entire Jewish community,
and the audience made up of
senior citizens and young pro-
fessionals joined in the
discussion; \;. -
Ms. Sophie Glasgow and Bob
Westle, cc-chairpeople of YAD,
discussed their feelings that
"only by hearing the facts as
they exist will we as members of
the total Jewish community be
able to approach the issue intel-
ligently and counter any negative
Kaplan, who rearranged his
busy schedule to be in Pinellas
County. shared illuminating
information for the ears of the
Jewish community only. He
spurred the conversation to
encompass heated arguments on
what the American government
is and is not doing; what the
citizens of this country can do,
are doing and should be doing.
The community event was held
at the Bayfront Concourse.
For further information on
YAD, its area of Jewish involve-
ment and possible acceptance in
the fall program, call either
Sophie Glasgow or Bob Westle.
ORT Luncheon
The St. Petersburg Afternoon
Chapter ORT will hold its in-
stallation luncheon on Tuesday.
May 20 at 12:30. at the French
Connection Restaurant-Lounge
on Gulf Boulevard. Treasure
Chairpersons for the luncheon
will be Mae Malin and Bea
Savitsky. Estelle Davis of St.
Petersburg and Rose Klein of
South Pasadena are in charge of
JCC Happenings
Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Services. Michael Bernstein,
executive director, is a profes-
Beth Sholom
Social Set
Sam Vogel. president of Beth
Sholom Men's Club of Gulfport,
announces that a membership
social will take place in the Social
Hall of the Beth Sholom
Synagogue on Sunday, May 4.
The festivities will begin with
games and cards from 2 p.m.
until 5 p.m. after which a dinner
will be served, a la Meisner
cuisine. The games will resume
after dinner. Paid-up members
will be admitted free, wives and
guests are most welcome at a
nominal charge. For reservations,
contact Al Meisner.
sionally staffed social service
agency providing a full range of
personal and family counseling.
This agency administers an
emergency homemaker plan,
interest free student loans and a
professional volunteer service
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Service sponsors a kosher
congregate dining program in
conjunction with the Federation
and the Neighborly Centers, Inc.,
providing hot kosher lunches to
over 100 seniors daily in Clear-
water and St. Petersburg.
For further information on how
you can take advantage of the
services, call the agency.
Leaders Meet With Begin
Reva Kent, president of the
Jewish Federation of Pinellas
County, and Charlie Rutenberg,
Federation vice president, at-
tended a special reception in
honor of Prime Minister
Menachem Begin last Thursday,
April 17, in Washington.
Kent reported that Begin
specifically stated that under no
circumstances would Israel ever
allow a separate Palestinian state
on the West Bank.
Kent and Rutenberg, special
representatives of Pinellas
County, joined a select group of
major American Jewish leaders
to hear Begin. According to
Rutenberg, the honor was great,
and Begins speech marked the
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, April 25,
cJewisli Floridian
Business Office. 8167 Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg. Fla. 33710
Telephone 813, 381-2373
Weizman, John Wayne Part
Editor and Publisher
Executive Editor
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Of The Merchandise Advertised In Its Columns
Second Class Postage Pending at Miami, Fla.
Published Bl Weekly
Forward Form SS7t to Box 01 tH3, Miami. Fla. 33101
Out of Town Upon Request
Friday, April 25, 1980
Volume 1
9 IYAR 5740
Number 1
What is a Jew?
The recent decision by the Small Business!
Administration to reject an application to designate
the 100,000 to 150,000 Hasadim in the United States]
as "a socially and economically disadvantaged j
group" on the grounds that it would be a violation of
the Constitutional requirement of separation off
church and state was an example of bureaucratic nit-j
The Hasidim are, of course, a definite religious
group. But they were not asking for federal funds for
their yeshivas, but as special designation as a
minority group. The SB A readily admits that the]
evidence was overwhelming that Hasadim experience i
prejudice and discrimination in employment. Thei
SB A did try to mitigate its decision by noting thatj
"it is frankly anticipated that the typical Hasidic
entrepreneur will have little difficulty in establishing
his or her social disadvantage."
The difficulty the Hasidim are undergoing with
the SBA is one that Hasidim and other poor Jews
have been experiencing in other areas where Jews
have sought to be included among the disadvantaged
minorities entitled to federal aid. It is also part of a
larger issue which will eventually have to be dealt
with by the entire American Jewish community.
Benefits and Conflicts
Jews have found greater freedom, equality and
prosperity in the United States, despite dis-
crimination, partly because of the separation of
church and state. In the countries from which they
came they were not considered true citizens even
though they had lived there for hundreds and even
thousands of years. But in the U.S., Jews have
always been officially considered just another
This conflict is becoming more urgent because of
the question of Israel, because of the problems of the
large number of poor Jews and because many Jews
have become part of the American trend toward
ethnic pride.
In Israel, the argument is over "Who is a Jew."
American Jewry will have to come to grips with
"What is a Jew."
Sadat Warns He
Won't Stand For
Egypt Concession
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt
was adamant against any conces-
sions to Israel on the issues of
Jerusalem, Palestinian statehood
and Jewish settlements on the
West Bank and Gaza Strip. He
also alleged that Israel is not
SjJJfa* the sP'rit of Camp
Addressing the National Press
Uub following two days of in-
tensive discussions with
President Carter on the
autonomy negotiations, the
Egyptian leader, referred to those
issues He declared that
naturally, a final settlement" on
the West Bank and Gaza Strip
should be based on the right to
self-determination," language
that is considered to mean
eventual statehood for the
exclude Jews specifically from,
rights in East Jerusalem when .
later in his address, he said that
'Arab sovereignty and Islamic
and Christian rights would be
observed in East Jerusalem"
under the type of settlement he
Sadat contended that "self-
determination poses no threat to
Israel and its security. On the
contrary, it is the only sure way
to peaceful and harmonious co-
existence." He took issue with
the proposition that Jews have a
right to live anywhere.
"Certainly," he said, "all
peoples must be treated equally
and without any discrimination.
However, no people has the right
to live in other poeples territory
without thier consent and free
acceptance. To say otherwise
would not only run contrary to
the norms of international law
and legitimacy, but it would also
create a dangerous precedent
none of us could live with." Sadat
said that full autonomy on the
West Bank and Gaza would be an
Israeli gesture "in response to
my historic visit to Jerusalem "
WE WERE still children back
in 1955, or thereabouts. Though
we had been through the Big
War, the world was still shiny for
us because our country had led
the free in a crusade of ideals
against the Nazi forces of
Moloch, and the ideals triumphed
and prevailed.
In those days, the days of
children and of ideals, isn't that
how it always happened? It was
only in the last half-decade before
his death, when John Wayne was
still making movies in remem-
brance of these things past, that
they had grown to seem naive
and anachronistic, and he along
with them, a Don Quixote, a
courtly lover, when courts had
long since given way to com-
puterized nerve centers and love
to lust, the pure gymnastics of
ANYWAY, back in 1955, or
thereabouts, the Miami publicist
Gerald Schwartz bought a
flaming red Packard convertible,
one-of the last of the breed of that
car, with pushbutton everything.
including transmission: you
simply dialed whether you
wanted to go forward, and in
what gear ratio, or backward;
and the Packard obliged.
Well, into town barnstormed a
jet-fighter cowboy named John
Wayne would surely have ad-
mired, a knight of the skies. All
chivalrous was he. filled with the
virtues of maidenhood and death
to the Arab enemy who denied
his new country the right to
peaceful existence.
Ezer Weizman was his name,
and he wore his wings with the
panache of the Americancolonists

who once flew their snake-
emblazoned banner with it
firmly-threatening legend: Don't
tread on me.
AND WEIZMAN diined into
that brand new red Packard
convertible parked outside the
offices of The Jewish Floridian
and took off around the st reets of
downtown Miami as if he were
piloting his French Minn
against the latest Aral) assault
Pressing every concivable
button he could find on the
transmission console and
anything else automatic that
caught his eye, so that windows
and windshield-wipers and seats
suddenly took on a life of their
own, he jetted toward Flagler
Street, banked and rolled on
screeching tires to circle Biscayne
Boulevard, shouting boyish
imprecations all the Way.
He was a discoverer in those
days, a chalutz of the heavens in
those good days, the days of
grace and awe, when youth had
the universe in its fist of op-
portunity, when free men were
not yet enslaved by free leaders
who are fools.
Now, Ezer Weizman is a free
leader. Men are salves, and he is a
fool. He would not step into a
flaming red Packard today. He is
too busy betraying, too busy
undercutting at the very instant
that his Prime Minister is
negotiating with a President,
with two Presidents against the
very death of his country.
THERE ARE no more ideals.
not even in Israel, no sense of
honor in Weizman; and, worst of
all, there is no sense of humor as
elicited from him the boyish
shouts of imprecation in that
flaming red Packard a quarter of
a century ago.
Not he, no it is not he whom
age has made the, Don Quixote.
but Menachem Begin whom
Weizman betrayed for a handful
of gutter politics. He has grown
older with the cancerous growth
of history, not older with the
sensitive growth of time. He has j]
changed, modified his soul to feed
his new appetites.
It is not that Weizman
challenged Begin that disturbed
Continued oii Page 6
British Role in Mideast Recalled
Do you desire a reliable
refresher couse on the Holy
Land? Would you care to learn
anew which British leaders have
stood for the rebirth of a
homeland for Jews on sacred soil
and which opposed the
emergence of the modern State of
Israel? Have you wondered how
prominent and effective was the
anti-Jewish role played by Haj
Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of
Jerusalem, a pen pal of Adolf
These dozens of other key
inquiries are answered brilliantly
by Nicholas Bethell, able British
historian and a member of the
European Parliament. His book,
published by Putnam, is The
Palestine Triangle: The Struggle
for the Holy Land, 1935-48."
LORD BETHELL has had the
advantage of fresh access after
30 years of secrecy to British
Cabinet documents. He has
researched the diaries and files of
the British Foreign Office, the
British War Office, the records of
the Colonial Office, the papers of
Prime Ministers' offices, Zionist
Archives, and the National
Archives in Washington. Eight
years ago there came from his
pen a book entitled The War
Hitler Won.
Now his Palestine Triangle
might have been called "The
Wars The Jewish People Lost"
had it all been left to Arabs in
revolt. Hitler's agents, Arabists
the U.S. State Department,
and to certain British func-
tionaries who loathed the
assignment of trying to keep
Jews and Arabs from opposition
A word is in order also about
the Triangle Britain, the Jews,
and the Arabs. At times, as
Nicholas Bethell sets it down, it
could have been a rectangle,
considering the central role
played by Hitler's Reich as it
went about its bestial business
embodied by the word,
Holocaust. And towards the close
of this honest and edifying work,
one has a vision of a pentagon,
the fifth participant is the hungry
Russian bear, eager to wedge its
way into the Middle East.
FOR MOSCOW, anxious to
embarrass England, cast one of
the crucial votes when Israel was
admitted by the United Nations.
I he Russians went on from there
in opposite course to become one
of Israel's most bitter enemies.
On his wide canvas, Bethell
does justice to Winston
.....-~ Chur-
------- chill, a staunch Zionist until his
dear friend. Lord Walter Moyne.
was cut down by the Stern gang.
embittered by that colonial
secretary 8 harsh words about
Jews clamoring to get into
Palestine and by his role in the
tragic voyage of the Struma.
The writer offers us the
authentic remarks, of Ernest
Bevin, who advised the Jews to
learn a better morality by reading
the Koran; demeht Attlee. who
scolded the Jews for "trying to
get to the head of the queue"; the
British minister in Egypt,
Charles Bateman. who found
both Jews and Arabs loathsome.
AND IN HIS remarkable
chapter on t,he' Exodus, he
reminds us that Bevin, who set
out to make an example of the
ship by obliging her to return to a
French port; "regarded this
dramatic and heroic effort to
reach the homeland as "this
infamous traffic." Most of the
world was shocked. Nicholas
Bethell sees in Britain's handling
of the Exodus "an act of
calculated inhumanity."
Step by step, this untiring
historian details the Peel
Commission's work, the fiery
struggle over the White Paper,
the course run by the Anglo-
American Commission and the
UN Special Commission on
As the British Empire went
Continued on Page 6

"riday, April25, 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 5
Carter Invites Peres to U.S.
Dr. K., Church Warn
Against Palestinian State
[Carter has asked Labor Party
I Chairman Shimon Peres to talks
at the Whit*' House, Israel
Itelevision disclosed. It said the
It elks would concentrate on the
[autonomy issue. The TV added
Chat such an invitation to an
opposition leader was extremely
I rare.
It said the Carter-Peres
meeting had beep, arranged by
Ephraim Evro'nl Israel's
lAmbassador to the U.S.
.lowever, a Foreign Ministry
| source said the Ministry had no
knowledge of the Ambassador's
[efforts in this matter and no
proof that the meeting would
| take place.
IHeritage Week, part of a series of
[public school programs designed
in unite the various racial and
ethnic groups in our city, was
officially proclaimed here at a
reception at City Hall. The
program, which was launched
four years ago, is running to Apr.
[27. New York State Attorney
General Robert Abrams, who is
[chairman of Jewish Heritage
I Week, stated that the program
| has grown more successful with
[each passing year, with 750,000
students having participated in
[ the spring of 1979.
According to Abrams, who
[suggested the idea of the week
| when he was Bronx Borough
President, the function of the
I series of events is to break down
the racial barriers in many
' schools by giving students a
greater understanding of their
| various types of peers.
TEL AVIV Pvt. Stephen
I Griffin, 21, of Galway, Ireland,
|who died in a Haifa hospital of
[wounds he received during a
skirmish in south Lebanon 10
days ago, bequeathed a gift of life
to two Israelis. At the request of
his parents, his kidneys were
[donated for transplant.
The recipients, Miriam Khatib.
|a 16-year-old Arab high school
girl from a village in Galilee, and
lMordechai Liebovitz, a 37-year-
lold Jewish salesman from Haifa,
[both suffering from kidney
ailments, were rushed to
Kambam Hospital where
surgeons successfully performed
[the two transplant operations
[shortly after Griffin died.
The young Irish soldier was a
I member of the Irish contingent of
the United Nations Interim Force
in Lebanon (UNIFIL) which
clashed with Maj. Saad Haddad's
Christian militia on Apr. 7.
I Severely wounded, he was flown
Ito Rambam Hospital and placed
[in an intensive care unit. He died
latter nine days without regaining
BONN A delegation of the
destine Liberation Organize
'n is currently visiting Bonn in
attempt to influence public
inion in favor of an anti-Israel
jative by the European
nomic Community (EEC),
-rheaded by the West Ger-
B government. The move
uld legitimize the. PLO and
^e it a role in the Middle East
;t delegation met with
wrs of the three political
arties represented in the
undestag. It was the first such
leeting ever held here, and it
row a strong protest from the
ice President of the Bundestag,
nne-Marie Renger, who is a
imminent member of the ruling
social Democratic Party (SPDl.
Renger stressed that the
eeting was not approved by the
Pp's parliamentary faction
though some members of that
rty along with pro-PLO
embers of the Free Democratic
arty, and the opposition Chris-
Democratic Party were
Shimon Peres
responsible for the invitation to
the PLO delegates.
A rabbinical leader told more
than 400 Conservative Jewish
educators that they were too
modest about their importance in
safeguarding Jewish survival
through Jewish education in the
1980 decade. That evaluation was
made at the 28th annual con-
vention here of the Jewish
Educators Assembly by Rabbi
Arthur Hertzberg.
The Assembly is made up of
principals and educational
directors serving in Conservative
congregational religious schools
and in day schools. The con-
vention delegates were called on
to start a "rescue and survival
operation" by Hertzberg, rabbi of
Temple Emanuel in Englewood,
N.J., and former president of the
American Jewish Congress.
authorities have imposed
restrictions on travel abroad
which may turn tens of
thousands of Iranian Jews into
homeless refugees or force them
to return to Iran, according to
Likud MK Moshe Katzev, head
of the organization or Iranian
Jewish immigrants in Israel.
According to Katzev, the new
regulations require Jews who
wish to leave Iran for limited
periods to appoint a guarantor
responsible responsible for their
return. Should they not return,
the guarantor would be subject to
legal proceedings.
Book Review
Lots of Bagels
Bagels! Bagels! and More
Bagels', is a new hard-cover cook-
book that reveals the "hole"
mystique of the bagel! Publisher
Rand McNally describes it as, "A
saga of good eating with recipes,
legend and lore."
Most of the 128 pages are
devoted to recipes and serving
"A History Full of Holes" is a
chapter that depicts the
geneology of the bagel; begin-
ning as far back as 1610 in
Cracow, Poland, where the bagel
was thought to have magical
powers, to how the modern
technology of freezing today by
Lender's Bagel Bakery has made
the bagel an international food.
Bagils! Bagels! and More
Bagels! is a book filled with
whimsical illustration and
stories, and useful information.
Jews who want to emigrate
from Iran are free to do so but
must leave behind all of then-
wealth, property, large sums of
cash and household and personal
items such as electrical ap-
pliances and jewelry, Katzev
said. He said Jews wishing to
leave permanently have a dif-
ficult time selling their property
and, in any case are unable to
take the proceeds of the sale with
NEW YORK The Soviet
Union has confused Western
scientists by refusing to grant
visas to 19 Western scientists
hoping to attend an unofficial
scientific conference in Moscow
while granting them to 24 others.
Three American scientists and
one Soviet emigrant, speaking at
a press conference here said they
did not understand why Soviet
authorities denied seven
Americans and 12 French
scientists permission to go to the
USSR to participate in the fourth
annual Conference on Collective
Phenomena which is sponsored
by a group of Moscow refusnik
The conference was held in the
Moscow living room of one of its
Continued from Page 1
when we are# sensitive to their
JACKSON, appearing on
NBC-TV's Meet the Press, was
asked whether he would use his
influence with Begin to "per-
suade him to change his set-
tlement policy" which,
"President Carter and Sadat and
a substantial section of Israeli
opinion agree" is "an obstacle to
Jackson replied: "I think the
Israelis made a serious mistake in
over-emphasizing the issue of
settlements," but he said "clearly
anyone has a right to settle in the
West Bank area. That goes back
to the Treaty of Versailles and
the British Mandate."
Jackson added that "the key
issue here is not the set-
tlements," but "defensible
borders." He continued: "If you
have a completely sovereign and
independent Palestinian state on
the West Bank, obviously you
run a dagger into the heart of the
State of Israel. No way it can
survive. And soon they (the
Palestinians) could enter into a
sovereign state, invite the
Russians in. That's the end of
"SO THE issue should be how
do you provide for local par-
ticipation in government in the
West Bank, and at the same time
give to the State of Israel the
security responsibility, to have
defensible borders. Now that is
the heart of it. And I regret that
it has become a key issue on the
part of some of the Israelis. And
it's a mistake."
Addressing some 350
American, Canadian and British
Jews behind closed doors last
Saturday night. Kissinger said
that a Palestinian state would be
a disaster for Israel and the
Middle East, for it would be
another radical stale tied to Iran.
The Middle East, he said, is near
collapse today and the only hope
is rapid negotiations between
Israel and Jordan, which would
result in the transfer of Arab
population and permit Israel to
retain its security.
He advised that the U.S.
provide the credibility to give
backup to Jordan, noting that in
the last few years Jordan had no
reason to trust U.S. words and
support. He did not elaborate on
the meaning of transfer.
KISSINGER spoke at a dinner
at the Kennedy Center sponsored
by the American Committee for
the Weizmann Institute of
Science. Reporters were barred
from the dinner, but the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency was able to
obtain the gist of his remarks
from among those attending.
The rich ground aroma and fresh perked taste
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The Jewish Floridian ofPinellas County
Friday, April 25. 1980
Begin Background
Leo Mi iid I in
Jerusalem is 'David's Capital' Weizman, John Wayne
Have Parted Company
(JTA) Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin
ended his four-day stay in
Washington with the vow
that the Jewish people will
never allow Jerusalem to
leave Israel's sovereignty
and a warning to the
nations of the free world
not to sacrifice Israel's
security because of oil
shortages or other dif-
ficulties they may face at
In an emotional address to
more than 1,000 people jammed
into the 600-seat auditorium at
the Shoreham Hotel, Begin
repeated his positions on
Jerusalem, Jewish settlements on
the West Bank and Israel's
unqualified opposition to "self-
determination" for the Pales-
tinian Arabs which, he said, "is a
contradiction of the Camp David
agreement." He likened actions
in support of self-determination
to the appeasement of Nazi
demands on Czechoslovakia in
BEGIN SPOKE at a combined
meeting sponsored by the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations,
the Israel Bond Organization and
the United Jewish Appeal. He
was greeted with deafening
applause and applause punc-
tuated his hour-long speech many
times. The meeting was described
by some observers as the greatest
pro-Israel demonstration in
Washington, probably since
David Ben Gurion's first visit
here 32 years ago as Prime
Minister of Israel.
Begin decisively ruled out par-
ticipation by the inhabitants of
East Jerusalem in the vote for
the autonomous authority on the
West Bank. 'Israel is east,
west, north and south under
one sovereignty, the sovereignty
of Israel," he declared.
"Jerusalem is the heart of our
people, our history, our culture,
our dreams and prayers. So it will
be for all generations to come, so
help us God," he said. He added
that "without any qualification,
'Sharp to starboard. Hars comaa a dangaraus South African!"
Die Burger
the world should know, all
nations should know that this
issue Jerusalem is D.C.
David's Capital."
Begin said that at Camp David
"we promised autonomy but not
a Palestinian state in all but
name." He recalled that in 1938,
Germany demanded "self-deter-
mination" for Germans in
Czechoslovakia, and "we know
what took place." He said current
calls for "self-determination" for
Palestinian Arabs and the 1938
episode are "a dreaful analogy.
We cannot play around with
HE SAID that at Camp David
he was asked to give "but we
refused to give our signature to
'self-determination.' "
He implied criticism of the
Western nations for not standing
together in the face of Soviet
aggression. He said that because
of events in Afghanistan and in
Iran, some nations perceive their
need for oil and for the support of
the Moslem world and make
demands on Israel to "give in."
He said whatever their dif-
ficulties they must not make
demands "at the expense of
Israel." He did not name any
Begin said the Soviet Union
supports the Palestine Liberation
Organization and the PLO's
"genocidal methods." He said
The PLO charter is the second
edition of Afein Kampf." He
observed that "when liberty is
endangered all free men must
unite." He also said that he will
recommend to the Israel Olympic
Committee that Israel boycott
the Olympic Games in Moscow
this summer. To go to Moscow,
he said, would be "business as
SHORTLY before the meeting
opened, the White House issued a
statement on Begin's talks with
President Carter on autonomy. It
announced that Egypt, Israel
and the U.S. have agreed to meet
"for accelerated negotiations in
both Israel and Egypt, beginning
before the end of April in Herz-
liya." The proposal had been
made by Begin for meetings
during the next 40 days, alter-
nating between Herzliya and
Alexandria, in an attempt to
reach an agreement on autonomy
by the May 26 target date.
In a related development,
U.S. officials informed reporters
that a "continuing committee"
would be organized by the parties
to the autonomy talks to handle
certain aspects of autonomy
which remained outstanding
after a general agreement was
reached. Such a committee is
mentioned in the Camp Davic ,
accords to deal with refugee
problems and other matters. Its
composition and scope will be
among the first items of business
when the American, Israeli and
Egyptian negotiators convene at
Herzliya later this month.
Zionist Leaders to Meet
Leon Dulzin, chairman of the
World Zionist Organization and
Jewish Agency Executive, and
Rafael Kotlowitz, head of the
Jewish Agency's aliya depart-
ment, are going to Washington
for a meeting May 16 of the
Committee of Nine.
The Committee, comprising
representatives of the Israel
government, the Jewish Agency
and American Jewish
organizations, is trying to deal
with the problem of dropouts
among Soviet Jewish emigrants.
%. The meeting will seek to resolve
the basic dispute over Soviet
dropouts that exists between
American Jewish leaders and
HIGH ON the agenda of the
May 16 meeting is the recently
enacted U.S. Refugee Act of 1980
* which makes it easier for political
refugees to enter the United
States and provides additional
aid for them which the Israelis
Dropouts High on Agenda
II cert am s_____! ___ **
fear will encourage more Soviet
Jews to go to the U.S. rather
than to Israel.
Dulzin has urged that the law
be amended or that American
Jewish organizations dealing
with refugees make it clear that
the law does not apply to Soviet
Jews who have Israeli visas, and
certainly not to would be yordim
from Israel.
In New York, the American
Jewish Committee, in a
background paper on the refugee
act, stresses that Soviet Jews
who arrive in Israel
automatically become Israeli
citizens and "therefore would not
qualify under the U.S. definition
of refugee' as one 'outside any
country of such person's
nationality' or persons having no
nationality. Nor obviously would
they fit under the clause in the
law that permits the President to
specify as refugees nationals in a
country where they are per-
also notes that 3,000 Soviet Jews
have been entering the U.S. each
month under previous legislation
which allows the Attorney
General to grant them parole.
"The new Act continues this
parole authority but transfers it
to the President and outlines a
detailed procedure for con-
sultation with Congress before it
can become operative," the
AJCommittee explained.
Howard Squadron, president
of the American Jewish
Congress, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency in
Jerusalem: "What they (the
Israelis) are asking us to do is to
repudiate the values we have
always stood for and fought for."
He noted that American Jewish
groups, including the
AJCongress, have campaigned
over the years for a liberal im-
migration policy towards
disparate ethnic and geographic
groups of refugees. It would be
paradoxical for those same
Jewish groups now to favor
restrictive approach.
Continued from Page 4
me, but when he challenged
Begin. Gunfighters who face
John Wayne to the death earn
our admiration even when we
know that they are so foolish as
to defy the ineluctable. It is only
the dry-gulchers who earn our
contempt, those who shoot the
hero in his back.
Robert Segal
NO, John Wayne wouldn't like
Ezer Weizman very much these
days. Neither do I. Not as much
as when he was a jet pilot of
flaming red Packards, a man of
many parts. He is not the tiller at
windmills as once he was in his
youth. In the onset of his age, he
is the windmill.'itself, twisting in
the currents of what is, not what
ought to be. (
i\ nfl
British Mideast Role Recalled
Continued from Page 4
into decline, and the oil of Arabia
came to be coveted in ever
greater degree, as Hitler's
weapon genocide rocked
that part of the world continuing
to care, the unrest of Jews and
Arabs festered until the gangrene
of terrorism lodged and exploded
in troubled Palestine.
IN THE END, with the Arabs
rejecting partition and out-
numbered but unyielding Jews
fighting for their lives and for a
state waiting to be born, Bethel!
reasons England might have
fared better had she never em-
barked on her "Palestinian
governance. Britttitr failed to
master the Sisyphean task of
solving the conflict in Palestine,
he concludes.
Britain failed. But embattled
Jewry triumphed. And now when
Lord Carrington is urging
England on to recognition of the
PLO and European capitals are
slaking their thirst for oil by
trying to undermine the Camp
David agreements, Bet hell's
authentic account of the 1935-48
struggle lights up the history of a
bloody period.
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[.April 25, 1980
The Jewish Fbndian of Pinellas County
Page 7
H'nland Demonstrates
Arab Boycott Also Aimed at Jews
yndon Chronicle Syndicate
las now become clear from
ctions of Iraqi officials in
kri that the Arab boycott
lign against Israel is also
against Jews, not Israel
Zionists'" alone, as Iraq and
^rab countries have always
Times of London has
that the Iraqis had sent
jents marked "strictly con-
tial" to Finnish companies
business with Iraq,
jding the names of
rs and managers.
[documents also asked: "Is
bny person in the above
[a Zionist' or a Jew?"
OF the documents was
by Saleh Mehdi Amash,
iqi Ambassador in Hel-
mut it is not known whether
ruments were drafted on
iii line, or whether they
lute part of a hew world-
er, Amash, who became
[Ambassador to Finland in
following.his' transfer from
where,. b,e had been
ssador since 1972, had been
of heavy usage of the
[lever against Finland and
In companies.
(former general, Amash has
rapidly changing role as a
Der of the ruling military
til in Iraq .since the 1968
jtion, occjnpying the offices
|ce President; Deputy Prime
ter and Interior Minister,
[e being sent to Moscow.
EVIDENCE has yet come
kht of a similar campaign by
fraqi, or any other Arab Em-
in London.
fither the Foreign Office nor
^nti-Boycott Co-ordinating
littee (set jap iy the Anglo-
ll Chamber of Commerce in
knction with other communal
has so far come across
scument which would link
iqi Government to the anti-
las distinct from the anti-
I) aspect of the Arab boy
Spokesman for the Foreign
i said that even if such proof
[available, it would be a
for the Home Office under
listing Race Rleations Act
makes discrimination on
is of ethnic origin a
lable offense.
f the Anti-Boycott Com-
told the Jeu /.sh Chronicle
ey would remain very alert
attempt to extend openly
bjectionable and anti-
ic practice of the Arab boy-
this country.
he light of the report from
I would also expect Her
ly"s Government to re-
and to act positively
the recon|pjpn'd4tions made
e Select Committee of the
of Lords which considered
Byersfc- Foreign Boycotts
hopefully supported this
by the British business
unity," Kornberg stated.
disclosure in Helsinki,
wer. comes as no surprise to
Opponents of the Arab
ley have known all along
have protested publicly
the Arab boycott is directed
merely against Israel, but
(gainst Jews, who are some-
referred Uta^j in the
of Arab propaganda
mists" or "Zionist sym-
ONLY surprising feature
[Helsinki affair is that an
iovernment, or its official
representative in a foreign land,
should themselves provide docu-
% mentary proof of involvement.
Only Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
and tome smaller Gulf States
have more or less publicly
acknowledged that, in addition to
all the restrictions of the boycott
of Israel, they also operate a
policy of anti-Jewish discrim-
ination, especially in regard to
entry visas, a matter which,
strictly speaking, is not an in-
tegral part of the general boycott.
Less than two years ago, for
instance, a United States Federal
Appeal Court held that it was
"the established policy of Saudi
Arabia to exclude those of Jewish
religion, ancestry or identity
from its boundaries by de-
nominating them 'undesirably
persons' and denying them
IN AN earlier lawsuit some
years ago brought by the
World Jewish Congress against
the Arabian American Oil Com-
pany (Aramco). the court was
shown a letter to the company
from the Saudi Finance Ministry,
which quoted "a Royal directive"
to Saudi legations that visas for
personnel whom investment
companies wished to bring into
Saudi Arabia should be issued
only "provided the companies
give an undertaking that those
for whom the visas are requested
are not undesirable persons, it
being understood that the un-
desirable persons include the
Now that U.S. legislation has
made it mandatory for companies
to report to the Commerce De-
partment any discriminatory
requests, dozens of cases have
come to light involving not only
Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but also
Syria, where invitations to tender
for contracts clearly specify that
"suspected or Jewish persons"
need not apply.
Britain, too. has had some
celebrated cases of anti-Jewish
bias within the Arab boycott. In
1963. Lord Mancroft. a former
Tory Minister, was forced by
Arab pressure to resign from the
board of the Norwich Union
Insurance group.
In 1975, the Jewish merchant
bankers, S. G. Warburg and
N. M. Rothschild and Sons, were
excluded from an international
syndicate under Kuwaiti
IN THE same year. Miss
Linda Johnson was dismissed
from her job as private secretary
to an executive of Gulf Oil after
marrying a Jew.
In his testimony before the
Select Committee of the House of
1.'inls. Tom Boardman, president
of the Association of British
Chambers of Commerce, con-
firmed that it was "fairly widely
known" that British firms had
lost Arab orders because they
employed Jews or had Jewish
directors on their boards.
In fact, a questionnaire on
exactly the same lines as that
now circulated by the Iraqi
Ambassador in Helsinki was sent
to firms in Hritain. Belgium and
Holland some years ago by
regional Arab boycott com-
But Arab representatives
and even the Central Arab Boy-
cott Bureau have consistently
denied that Jews as such are also
targets of its operations.
WHEN A. K. Al-Mudaris. an
official of the Arab League
seconded to London to act as sec-
retary-general of the Arab-
British Chamber of Commerce,
was confronted by the evidence
presented to the Select Com-
mittee, he still maintained that
"the boycott does not operate on
a racial basis.
"We know that Jewish people
are on a lot of companies, so we
cannot boycott the (whole) world.
We are cousins of the Jews. The
Jewish people lived in the Arab
countries for thousands of years,
so we have no prejudice against
the Jews," he said.
In the light of the disclosure in
Helsinki it is ironic that, some
ears ago. the Iraqi Embassy in
London actually went to the
(rouble and cost of publishing
and distributing a special leaflet
to deny that the Arab boycott of
Israel was "inspired by racial
IT STATED that "Jewish
firms outside Israel receive from
the Arabs the same treatment as
non-Jewish firms Any firm,
irrespective of the race or creed of
its owners, shareholders or
managers, will be able to deal
with Arab countries so long as it
does not breach the regulations of
the Arab boycott of Israel."
Nobody seems to have told the
Iraqi Ambassador to Finland.
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The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday, April 25, lgg)
Judaism Was a Magnet
Sartre Defended Israel to His End
Jean-Paul Sartre, the
French philosopher who
dominated the Western in-
tellectual world for several
decades, died here at the
age of 74. A humanist, a
liberal and a political ac-
tivist, he had always been
keenly interested in
Judaism and fought some
of the battles in favor of
persecuted Jews. In recent
years, however, and
especially since his trip to
Israel on the eve of the Six-
Day War, he also backed
Palestinian demands for
There were three people at his
bedside when he died as a result
of pulmonary edema: his com-
panion Simone de Beauvoir, his
adopted daughter Arlette
Klkha vain, and a close friend and
favorite biographer, Liliane
The fact that two out of three,
his daughter and Siegal, are Jews
is symbolic of his lifelong pre-
occupation some say obsession
with the Jewish problem.
Sartre was a Protestant.
army in 1940 as a private, he
spent several years as a POW in
Germany. He eventually escaped
with forged papers and joined the
French resistance movement.
While in the POW camp, he spent
his time reading the works of
German philosophers but also
managed to obtain a first-hand
knowledge of Nazism and its
Shortly after the war, in 1946.
he published Thoughts on the
Jewish Problem which he later
summed up by quoting the Black
American writer Richard Wright
who said. "There is no Black
problem in the States. There is a
! iu one."
/'..cording to Sartre, the same
applied to Jews. It was not they
who were a problem but those
who were against them. In his
Egypt's Jerusalem Rule
Causes Concern in Israel
Torah Scrolls
congregations in Memphis, Tenn.
are trying to restore four Torah
scrolls found in a river after
burglaries at the synagogues.
The four were among six stolen
from Anshei Sphard-Beth El
Emeth (Orthodox) and Beth
Sholom Synagogue (Con-
servative) late Jan. 26 or earlv
Jan. 27.
In a telephone interview with
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
Allen Israel, vice president of
Beth Sholom, said the Torahs
were recovered in the Wolf River
in Memphis, after a hunter
discovered one of them in the
water. A search of the area led to
the discovery of the other three
and a part of a fifth.
THE TORAHS still had their
coverings but the silver or-
naments were apparently taken
by the thieves, Israel said. Three
of the Torahs were from Beth
Sholom and the other form
Anshei Sphard. Each synagogue
still has one Torah missing.
Rabbi Edmund Winter, of
Beth Sholom, told the JTA that
the two synagogues are trying to
dry out the scrolls. He said the
parchment is brittle, and some of
the ink has run. He said once the
Torahs are dry they will be
examined by a halachic expert
there, although he believed
eventually they will have to be
brought to New York to be
book, Sartre went one step
further claiming that a Jew is
someone considered as such by
everything concerning Jews
continued. In most of his books
or plays, the Jewish theme was
somewhere present even if only
hinted at. By the late 1950s, his
interest spread to Israel. He
backed Israel to the hilt, and
even after his visit to Israel in
early 1967 he supported Israel's
preemptive strike. "Each country
has the right to defend itself in
the way it thinks best suitable,"
he told friends at the time.
He denounced Soviet anti-
Semitism in spite of his leftist
leanings. Throughout the years
both Sartre and de Beauvoir were
active in all campaigns on behalf
of persecuted Jews whether in the
Soviet Union, Syria or Ethiopia.
A few years ago, while already
half-blind and plagued by various
serious diseases, he was still
always ready to personally
demonstrate in favor of human
and Jewish rights wherever they
might be in danger.
Simultaneously, and some say
paradoxically, Sartre drew nearer
to the Palestinian cause. A
special 400-page issue of his
review, Modern Times, devoted
to the Israeli-Arab conflict,
presented a bright image of Israel
but also pleaded for Palestinian
IN RECENT years, while
avoiding public statements on
this subject he privately told
friends and admirers that Israel
should recognize Palestinian
rights to self-determination.
During these last few years,
Sartre regularly met with Arab
intellectuals but also kept in
contact with many Jews and
many Zionists. A prolific writer
of novels, plays, cinema scripts,
philosophic essays and news-
paper articles, Sartre was best
known as the father of Existen-
tialism a fame which he
abhored and which he always
stressed had nothing in common
with his actual teachings.
He also loathed public honors
and recognition and in 1964
turned down the Nobel Prize for
Israel has taken a "very
serious" view of the reso-
lution adopted by the
Egyptian parliament de-
claring East Jerusalem to
be part of the West Bank.
Political sources here said it
did not contribute to the
peace process and could
jeopardize the autonomy
The resolution, adopted unani-
mously by the People's Council in
Cairo, called for the participation
by East Jerusalem residents in
the elections for an adminis-
trative council that would be the
self-governing authority on the
West Bank under the autonomy
plan. It also proposed that the
council have its seat in East
Jerusalem. It declared "null and
void" all measures taken by
Israel to change the demographic
composition of East Jerusalem
which it annexed in 1967.
Begin was reportedly consultinj
with Foreign Minister Yitzhafcl
Shamir on an appropriate rJ
action to the EgyptJ
resolution. One proposal is ,
unanimous statement by the!
Knesset, supported bv thel
coalition and opposition factions I
reaffirming the status of Jeru-I
salem as an undivided city and
the capital of Israel.
Labor Party chairman Shimon
Peres sharply criticized |
Egyptian action. He said
contradicted the Camp Dav
accords and that he could n
understand why such a resoluti
was initiated by the Egyptis
on the eve of President An*
Sadat's trip to Washington
meet with President Carter
Begins meeting with Carter
The Egyptian motivation
a source of speculation. S
Israeli circles saw it as an
tempt to bring the subject
Jerusalem's future status i
the autonomy talks through
"back door." Israel has madel
clear that it will no: dis
Jerusalem in any context

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