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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August 1, 1980
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rJewish Florid tan
Off Pinellas County
1 Number 8
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, August 1, 1980
Price 10 Cents
rabs Changing French Economic Scene
Champs Elysees Takes on the Flavor of a Middle East Bazaar
There are probably more
Arabs living in France
today than in all of Israel,
including the occupied
territories. One-and-a-half
million are registered as
permanent residents in
France, and an additional
ADNAN KHASHOGGI: power broker
%ite Halacha
Women's Draft
orries Orthodox
million are believed to be
living in France either as
illegal immigrants or under
the guise of temporary
During the last 10 years,
France's Arab community with
its 43 mosques, 22 newspapers,
dozens of schools, hospitals and
banks has become a vital
economic force and an important
political factor. French
politicians and businessmen take
into account its political
aspirations and its economic
every two registered in France
belongs to a Middle Eastern
Arab visitor, and one industrial
worker out of every 20 is a North
African immigrant. Lebanese
refugees float some of France's
Continued on Page 7
Copenhagen Became
Another Mexico City
Coalition of Orthodox
groups has ex-
concern over a
i\ court decision
ring the draft
[ration law un-
tutional because it
[limited to men.
jgh a temporary stay
decision was issued
Supreme Court
ate Justice William
in, the full court will
r the question in its
ling term, which
Is in October.
/hile, registration for
officially ended this
ling to Rabbi Herman
jer, coordinator of the
x Jewish Coalitoin on
ition of Women for the
re Service System, rulings
Chic authorities state that
religious law prohibits
Jewish girls from participating in
the Selective Service System,
whether in military or alternative
SHOULD THE lower court
ruling be upheld by the Supreme
Court, and if registration is then
to be reactivated, Congress will
have to pass a new registration
law providing for the registration
of women as well as men, he
noted. Since the current draft law
provides for random selection for
induction from the pool of regis-
trants not exempted or deferred,
the problems are obvious and
ominous, Neuberger said.
The Coalition consists of
Agudath Israel of America,
Central Congress of Orthodox
Rabbis. National Council of
Young Israel, National Jewish
Commission on Law and Public
Affairs (COLPA), National
Society for Hebrew Day Schools
(Torah Umesorah), Rabbinical
Alliance of America, Rabbinical
Council of America, Union of
Orthodox Jewish Congregations
Continued on Page 6
United Nations Decade for
Women conference is over
in Copenhagen, but the re-
verberations continue to
come back from the Danish
capital city in shock upon
The Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish Or-
ganizations and B'nai B'rith in
the last week of the women's
meeting urged the Carter
Administration to take the lead
in forcefully blocking efforts by
the Palestine Liberation
Organization and its allies in the
Soviet bloc and Third World
countries to subvert the United
Nations Decade for Women by
transforming it into a forum for
anti-Israel and anti-Zionist
AT THE same time, Bernice
Tannenbaum, president of
Hadassah, sent a letter to
President Carter from Copen-
hagen in which she observed,
"We have seen our hope of sister-
hood profoundly shaken by a
divisive political circus." Mrs.
Tannenbaum attended the
Copenhagen conference as a
delegate representing the World
Jewish Congress which has non-
governmental organization
status. The conference ended
Howard Squadron, chairman
of the Presidents Conference,
sent a telegram to Secretary of
State Edmund Muskie saying
that his organization's 34 con-
stituent members were "pro-
Continued on Page 7
Friendly Hint
Begin Tells British
Diplomat to Butt Out
London Chronicle Syndicate
JERUSALEM Remarks by
Lord Carrington, the British
Foreign Secretary, have earned
him stinging rebukes from
Men ac hem Begin, the Israeli
Prime Minister, and Itzhak
Shamir, the Israeli Foreign
Begin was angered by an
interview with Lord Carrington
in London, broadcast by Israel
TV in which he told his inter-
viewer: "I think it would be a
great mistake if your Prime
Minister moves (his office} there"
(to East Jerusalem).
"I think it will make things very
much more difficult for your
friends and very much easier for
your enemies."
Begin, who was then still in the
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem,
following a mild heart attack
three weeks ago, issued a prompt
rejoinder through the Prime
Minister's Office.
It said: "The British Foreign
Secretary should remember the
following facts: It is not his
business to advise the Prime
Lord Carrington
Minister of Israel where his office
should be sited in Jerusalem, the
capital of Israel, just as it is not
the business of any Israeli citizen
to make any comments to Mrs.
(Prime Minister Margaret)
Thatcher on where to site her
office in London, the capital of
the United Kingdom.
"Jerusalem was the capital, a
Jewish capital, long before
London became the capital of the
United Kingdom.
"When King David moved the
capital of his kingdom from
Hebron, where he had reigned for
seven years (First Book of Kings,
Chapter 2, verse 11), the civilized
world had not yet heard of the
Continued on Page 2
Mack Jewish Boxer
"rained in Bronx, He Won't Perform to Please Miami
writing this interview on
'e of Tisha B'av. My
mion is a Black Jewish
by the name of Seoul
!>y who is the reigning super
"eight champion of the
We have just concluded a
Bsion pertaining to the
action of both temples and
Mamby, who attended cheder, is
not that familiar with the various
tragedies which befell the Jewish
people on Tisha B'av. He's a
serious young man, and asked me
to tell him what happened to the
Jewish people on this particular
I explained to him that there
were some eight or nine major
tragedies which, for reasons
unknown, have occurred on this
day of the Jewish calendar. He's
an interested listener and is very
much concerned over the fact
that the Jewish people have
suffered so much throughout the
"WHY," he asked, "have the
so-called chosen people had so
much trouble and tragedy
throughout history?" Of course,
the answers I gave him were
answers he received from a
variety of rabbis he has talked
with over the years. Despite the
obvious answers which we have
been taught by tradition, Mamby
is not satisfied and just can't get
it through his head as to why the
Jewish people have been chosen
to suffer.
"I just can't believe that the
people whom the Almighty
adopted as his very own should
suffer so much at the hands of
our Father in heaven," Mamby
Continued on Page 2

The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Friday, August l^j
Black Jewish Boxer
He Trained in Bronx and Went to 'Cheder'
Continued from Page 1
More brilliant theologians than
myself have tussled with this
problem over the years so that
anything I may have told
Mamby isn't new. At the con-
clusion of our lengthy interview I
felt that Mamby still wasn't
reconciled to the fact that the
chosen people could endure so
much and still survive as an
Young Mamby he's 32 years
old has become the super light-
weight of the world rather late in
his boxing career. Although he is
strong and feels like a kid of 19,
for a fighter, 32 is considered
passe. Nevertheless, Mamby in
his recent defense of his title,
fighting on the under card to the
Holmes-LeDoux heavyweig"ht
championship held in Min-
neapolis, wallopped the daylights
out of his opponent. At this
writing he has a record of 29
wins. 12 losses and five draws.
MAMBY HAS been fighting
16 years, two as an amateur and
the other 14 in the pro ranks. He
said that he'll continue to pursue
his career so long as "God
permits me." He is a firm believer
in the Almighty and feels that his
destiny is wrapped up in what the
man upstairs wants him to do.
A veteran of the Vietnam War,
where he served one year and six
days, he can give you the exact
minutes and seconds, Mamby is a
believer in fate. I pointed out to
him that a heavyweight
champion was slated to fight an
exhibition match in Israel in the
not too distant past, and he
cancelled out at the last minute
because of a flare-up on the
Lebanese border. Mamby said:
"I can see where he would be
frightened off by that sort of
thing, but after surviving
Vietname for over a year, I'm
willing and ready to go to Israel
to defend my title. Just get me a
nice Jewish competitor over
there, or bring in a fighter who is
ranked highly in my weight, and
I'll be glad to perform my duties
in the ring before my co-
The young fighter explained
that he is a Jew by conversion.
Friendly Hint
Tells Briton to Butt Out
Continued from Page 1
city of London.
BEGIN IS determined to move
his office to East Jerusalem. Dr.
Yosef Burg, the Interior Minister
who heads Israel's West Bank
and Gaza Strip autonomy nego-
tiation team, confirmed this in
Washington last week.
Dr. Burg reported to the
Cabinet that he had told the
Egyptian Foreign Minister,
General Kamal Hassan Ali. and
America's Special Middle East
Ambassador, Sol Linowitz, of
Begin's determination during
talks in the U.S. capital.
He had recalled. Dr. Burg told
his Cabinet colleagues that Begin
had made the decision some years
New premises at the foot of
Mount Scopus were being
prepared, and once the building
was ready, the Prime Minister's
Office would be moved there.
(The premises referred to are in
the Sheikh Jarrah quarter,
behind the police station.)
NOT ONLY have the United
States and Israel's friends in
Europe advised against this "ill-
timed move," but the Egyptians
strongly oppose it as well.
Begin's sharp reply to Lord
Carrington's remarks in the TV
interview followed strong
criticism of the Foreign Secretary
for statements he made in the
House of Lords.
Lord Carrington said that the
EEC's Venice declaration had
reflected "the Nine's belief that
the Palestine Liberation
Organization enjoys a con-
siderable Palestinian support,
both in the occupied territories
and elsewhere, and cannot be left
out of account if a lasting peace
settlement is to be negotiated."
HE ADDED that the EEC did
not "condone unacceptable PLO
policies and actions." The dec-
laration had made it clear that
the PLO "must fully accept the
principles of a negotiated settle-
ment, including Israel's right to
The Foreign Secretary said
that the EEC "emphatically"
rejected the El Fatah aim of
destroying Israel, expressed at
its recent meeting in Damascus.
(El Fatah is the largest of the
terrorist organizations making
up the PLO. Both are headed by
Yasir Arafat.)
After calling on the PLO to
dissociate itself from this aim,
Lord Carrington said that
"Israel, too, must modify some of
its statements and actions."
be repeated too often that the
continuing expansion of settle-
ments in the occupied territories
makes the achievement of peace
much more difficult.
"Our fundamental com-
mitment to Israel does not and
cannot extend to her actions as
an occupying power ."
Shamir's reaction came in an
address to the National Defense
College, which was released to
the media by his aides.
Britain had apparently learned
nothing from the past. Shamir
declared. She was following the
same as before 1948, when she
hoped to win over the Arab
nations by opposing the creation
of the State of Israel.
"Later, after Israel had become
an established political fact,"
Shamir stated, "British foreign
policy continued to delude itself
into thinking that it could woo
the Arabs by demanding that
chunks of Israel should be torn
rington's description of Israel as
an occupying power," Shamir
said he"*wondered" why Britain
did "not use the same language
when she speaks of Jordan, which
held those same territories of
Judea and Samaria for 19 years
as a result of military oc-
As for Lord Carrington's
remarks about the EEC's com-
mitment to Israel, a State needed
not only the right to exist, but
also the minimal conditions to
enable it to do so. The pre-1967
borders did not provide these
minimal conditions.
The Foreign Secretary and his
Department have reacted to
Begin's strictures with an air of
offended innocence.
Lord Carrington has let it be
known that he is rather "puz-
zled" by the Israeli Prime
Minister's criticism, as he merely
reiterated a well-established
position in the matter of East
Jerusalem held by Britain, as
well as by all of her allies, for a
number of years.
t irst my mother converted, and
then my father converted, and
subsequently I was brought into
the faith. I attended Hebrew
school in The Bronx on Boston
Road. All my classmates were
Black, and we were taught by an
Elder who was attached to the
late Rabbi Matthew's synagogue.
I learned how to read Hebrew,
and I started the studying of the
Bible in Hebrew," the pugilist
HE ATTENDED, as a youth,
the synagogue every Sabbath
and was brought up in, what he
terms, a kosher home. To this
very day, he does not mix meat
and dairy food at any given meal.
He remembers very well that his
mother observed this tradition
very cautiously, and he still
maintains the belief, to an extent,
in kashruth. He does not eat any
pig products or shell fish.
"I don't attend services with
any regularity, mainly because
I' m not located near a synagogue
where I live uptown," Mamby
explained. "I once walked quite a
distance to attend High Holy
Day services, but I was turned
off by the fact that the gentleman
at the door wanted me to pay to
"I felt and feel now that people
should be free to attend any
denomination without having to
pay to enter. If I want to make a
contribution to a synagogue
and / or a chuch, I would do it out
of faith and desire, not out of
I TRIED to explain to Mamby
that since attendances at
synagogue are heavy only on the
High Holidays, the temples have
to adhere to the practice of
charging for tickets to the ser-
vices. Mamby just wouldn't buy
this type of thinking.
Why did Mamby's success
come along so late in his career?
He believes that had he per-
mitted himself to be exploited as
a Jewish fighter he might have
made it much sooner. He
definitely refused to be shown off
as a Jewish pugilist, particularly
in Miami where there is a
plethora of Jewish boxing fans. It
was suggested that he wear chai
necklaces and a Magen David on
his trunks, and he refused to do
Consequently, it is his belief
that he was held back by hj
refusal to exploit his Judaism I
something several fighters, whiti
and Black, have done, albeit they!
are not anywhere near the JewigJI
individual that our current super!
lightweight champion is. He's (|
pleasure and a delight to talk to I
and it is my fervent hope that hl
shall continue to reign for severs] I
True Sisters Day Observance Set
The United Order True Sisters,
Suncoast Lodge No. 68, is
celebrating the annual event of
the national organization, True
Sisters Dav, on Auk. 6. with a
Suncoast Social
Club Meets
The Suncoast Jewish Com-
munity Social Club of Clearwater
meets every Wednesday after-
noon from 1-4 p.m. in the social
hall of Congregation Beth
Shalom, 1325 S. Belcher Rd.,
Anyone over 50 years of age is
welcome. Mah-jong, cards and
other activities are planned. New
members are always welcome.
For information, call Mrs.
Frankstein, 536-5163.
luncheon at Chief Charleys, 25U|
Gulf-to Bay, Clearwater.
The luncheon will be held atl
noon, followed by card games, b
addition to the luncheon, ther
will be a door prize.
Mail reservations with $5 to'
Midge Strauss, 13923 105th I
Terrace No., Largo. FL 33540.
Pacesetters of
Ahavat Shalom
The August meeting and get-'
together of the Pacesetters of
Temple Ahavat Shalom will be
covered dish supper, followed lit
election of officers and a card
party, on Saturday, Aug. 2, at
the temple, 2000 Main St.
Program will begin at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
Clearwater-Safety Harbor Hadassah
A Jazzercise demonstration by
Kathy Shurman will be a
highlight of the afternoon
planned by the Clearwater-Safety
Harbor Chapter of Hadassah.
The program will include a
catered luncheon, followed by
cards, mah-jong, rummy cube
and other games people play.
The luncheon will be held on
Aug. 6 at the City of Clearwater
Annex, from 11:30-4 p.m. The
public is invited.
For reservations, please send
check for $7.50 to Anita Solar.
1942 Cove Dr., Largo, FL 33540.
Bar Mitzvah
Stuart Jay Silver, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney Silver, will be
called to the Torah as a Bar
Mitzvah on Friday. Aug. 15, at
Temple Beth El, St. Petersburg.
Stuart is a student in the
eighth grade at the Riviera
Middle School, where he is an
Honor Roll student and member
of the choir. His other interests
include the Cub Scouts and
Celebrating this special oc-
casion with Stuart will be his
grandparents, Ben and Anna
Weinstein from Illinois, and his
\r I \\r grandmother. Jennie Silver from
Musical Workshop Chicago
In Stuart's honor, Mr. and
Mrs. Silver will host the Oneg
Shabbat following services.
t. 1
High Holiday
Hazzan Moshe Meirovich will
conduct a High Holiday musical
workshop on learning
congregational melodies and the
interpretations of Me Achgor
The scheduled dates for this
program are: Sunday, Aug. 10,
10-11 a.m., devoted to Rosh
Hashanah; and Sunday, Aug. 17,
10 11 a.m., devoted to Yom
The public and all interested
persons are invited to attend this
event at Congregation Beth
Shalom, Clearwater.
CCC Seeks
Local Members
The National Association of
Civilian Conservation Corps
would like to organize a local
chapter, according to Edward
Rosen, the Suncoast represen-
tative of NACCCA. Anyone who
served in the CCC from 1933-1942
in any capacity, or their relatives,
is eligible to join.
The CCC was chartered three
years ago and currently has 33
chapters nationwide, with a
membership of over 5,000 people.
There are Florida chapters in
Jacksonville, Miami and Palm
For more information, write to
NACCC, 7900 Sudley Rd.
Manassas.Va. 22110.
Stuart Silver
Religious Directory
400 Pasadena Ave. S. Rabbi David Susskind Sabbath
Services: Friday evening at 8 347-6136.
1844 54th St. S. Rabbi Sidney Lubin Sabbath Services:
Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. 321 -3380.
301 59th St N Rabbi Jacob Luski Cantor Josef A. SchroeaV
Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.
Monday Friday, 8 a.m. and evening Minyan.
8400 125th St. N. Seminole Rabbi Michael I. Chorney
Sabbath Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 393-
1325 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater Rabbi Peter Mehler Hazzan
Moishe Meirovich Sabbath Service*: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday.
9 a.m. Sunday morning Minyan, 9 a.m. 531-1418.
1685 S. Belcher Rd. Rabbi Arthur Baseman Sabbath Ser-
vices: Friday. 8 p.m. 531-5829.
P.O. Box 1096. Dunedm Rabbi Jan Bresky Sabboth Services:
Friday, flp.m. 734-9428.

iday, August 1,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 3
Program Helps Children
Hours of sharing, loving and
caring. These invaluable
treasures are being shared by a
special group of people, the
Senior Volunteer Grandparents
and participating youngsters of
the Adopt-A-Grandparent
With a focus on prevention, to
assure proper emotional and
^ial growth, the Adopt-A-
Grandparent Program serves all
children of the community with a
locus on those children under 10
years old. The children have
serious problems, including
truancy, drug dependency,*
delinquency and depression.
Michael Bernstein, agency
director, explained that the
divorce rate among Jewish and
non-Jewish couples is growing at
an alarming rate. Many children
are exposed to the tragedy of a
^ther who visits rarely and a
mother under personal stress and
unable to offer proper love and
Use of senior volunteers to
spend time once a week with the
children has proved to be quite
personally rewarding to
volunteers and gives the children
a feeling of love and importance.
Children attend orientation.
There is still an urgent need for
volunteers. All participating
children and volunteers are under
the supervision of a trained
professional staff.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family
Le Vine-Rosenthal
I)r and Mrs. Morris LeVineof
t. Petersburg announce the
ngagement of their daughter
haron to David Hosenthal, son
I Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Rosenthal
it Philadelphia. Pa.
Miss LeVine graduated from
Joca Ciega High School and
Imory University, where she was
lected to Phi Beta Kappa and
'hi Kappa Phi. She currently
ttends the University of Texas,
mere she expects to earn a
master's degree in < computer
Mr. Hosenthal earned his
achelor of Science Degree in
hemical engineering at Drexel
.'niversity and a master of
rience degree at the University
f Texas. He is a member of Tau
*eta Pi, the Engineering Society.
A March 1981 wedding is
Sharon LeVine

planned, after which the couple
will reside in Philadelphia.
City Department Honors Panush
Bernard Panush, president of
ongregation Beth Shalom of
Clearwater, has tendered his
esignation as chairman of the
eautification Committee of the
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ent of ('learwater.
This took effect on Aug. 1,
following his two years of
pituitary services.
A certificate of appreciation
been issued to him by Ream
tlson, director, on behalf of the
Parks and Recreation Depart-
nent for his outstanding con*
ibutions in the areas of review-
ordinances, making con-
structive recommendations and
holdmg meetings in neighbor-
hood centers.
Jewish Singles
A Jacksonville Jewish Singles
Weekend is set from Aug. 29-31
at Sea Turtle Inn and
Restaurant. Planned are a three-
mile beach run, disc jockey party,
swimming, tennis and roller
For more information, call
Matt Edelman. Diane Peck or
Susans Rothstein.
Kosher Kitchen
Adele Morris has sent us this recipe for a delicious cold soup
for these hot summer days.
2 Pkg. frozen chopped broccoli or
1 '/i lbs. fresh broccoli
1 medium onion
chicken consomme cubes (Shalom brand is Parve)
tbs. margarine
tsp. salt (optional)
Pepper to taste
tsps. curry powder, can be increased to taste
tbs. fresh lime juke, can be increased to taste
Dissolve chicken consomme cubes in 3'/i cups boiling water.
Combine the broccoli, chopped onion, margarine, and spices in
'he chicken flavored broth. Simmer for 10 minutes, until onions
transparent. Let cool.
Place in blender in small amounts and puree. Add lime
juice. Refrigerate in closed container for 4 bra. or overnight.
Serve cold, garnished with thin slices of lime or lemon.
Service also offers individual,
group and family therapy based
on ability to pay. Professional
staff may be reached at 304 S.
Jupiter, Clearwater, phone 446-
1005, or 8167 Elbow Lane N.. St.
Petersburg, phone 381-2373.
EDITOR, The Jewish Floridian:
I cannot resist writing to
congratulate you applauding the
statement by Howard Squadron
in your editorial, "56 American
Two of the 56, Rabbis Joachim
Prinz and Alexander Schindler,
are well-known for their inter-
ference in the policy of Isuel. The
hypocrisy of their statement!
They sit behind their safe desks
in America, but it is the Israelis
who have to carry guns to protect
themselves against PLO ter-
rorists and who live in fear each
- day of an attack.
IT WOULD be foolhardy for
Israel to give up the West Bank
to the PLO with PLO guns aimed
at its back some 25 kilometers
Israel, as an independent
democratic State, is vital to the
interest of the United States.
Those who would be tempted to
impose a settlement on Israel are
wrong. It is the Israelis, not our-
selves, who must endure the
immediate consequences of any
agreement, and it would be
totally unacceptable for the 56 to
condition Israel on willingness to
accept risks that we ourselves
would find intolerable if con-
fronted with similar cir-
History will prove Menachem
Begin to be the Harry Truman of
Israel, a gutsy, brainy guardian
of the safety of Israel. He cannot
afford to be wrong in the choices
that are made too much is st
Clearwater, KIs.
4805 W. GRAY ST.
'TAMPA, FLA. 33809
(813) 8793210
The Chatter Box
I am looking forward to gathering up all that good news
from all of our Pinellas County temples and the Jewish com-
munity-at-large. Please call me at home with your simchas at
441-3663, or mail your news to The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas
County. 8167 Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg, Fl., 33710.
Jeffrey Cohen, 9, and Renee Hoffman, 11, celebrated their
respective birthdays at a catered picnic at Adventure Island on
July 4 with family and friends. Topping off the day was an ice
cream bash at the home of Dr. Nolan Goldsmith. Belated con-
gratulations to Dr. Goldsmith and to Mrs. Phyllis Arnold on the
marriage of their daughter Debra Jeanne to Mr. Chad Harvey.
The couple will reside in Gainesville, where both are completing
their studies in law and medicine.
Vicki Sapperslein received her BS degree from the
University of Florida and will be teaching this fall at one of our
P.C. high schools. AH Goldenfarb of J.F.K. Middle School won
awards for the top girl student, top science student, and top
English student at the sixth grade awards ceremonies. Alan
Nastir was graduated from USF with degrees in clinical
chemistry and biology. He will be attending University of
Miami Medical School in the fall. Sherri Nastir graduated from
SPJC with a degree in dental hygiene and received an award for
being the top student.
Debbie and Jack Vernick celebrated their 25th anniversary
at a party given by friends at the Wine Cellar. Enid Newmark
was pleasantly surprised when husband Stan hosted a birthday
party in her honor at the home of Maureen and Stan Rosewater.
Congratulations to Bonnie Rubin on her recent appoint-
ment as president of the North Suncoast Board of the Florida
Gulf Coast Symphony.
Barbara and Ed Nelson returned from a marvelous trip to
Los Angeles where they did not see a single movie star. They did
enjoy Yosemite and San Francisco. Their daughter Dawn is
beginning her freshman year at University of Florida aftea,
graduating from Pinellas Park H.S. Younger daughter Valerie is
summering at Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, N.C.
We would ask you to place
your orders early: We also specialize in Ham-
burger patties and carry a full line of WILNO
Delicatessen. ^ you don t have to keep kosher
to buy from
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Friday, August
The Silent Terror
It takes a heap of guts to throw a hand grenade
at a group of youngsters as they are boarding a bus
to go off to summer camp. Yet that is what a
Lebanese terrorist did in Belgium on Sunday.
This must be seen in the context of the
"debate" for a Palestinian state which the General
Assembly of the United Nations just staged, and
which resulted in a resolution calling for just about
everything except the outright extermination of
Why not that? Because no mention of Israel
was necessary. The resolution's demands for with-
drawal, secession and concession on Israel's part are
so sweeping that they amount to the same thing.
There will, of course, be no mention in the
Communist and Third World Parliament of Puppets
of the terrorist outrage in Belgium on Sunday.
The New Expediency
But what of the Europeans, who through the
last 2,000 years of their history have been killing
Jews en masse as a matter of course, with but a
momentary pause in their pattern since the end of
World War II?
What about the Europeans, who are by now
bored with a life devoid of Jew-killing and who have
joined ranks once again in their common cause? Will
there be no word from them?
We write these words on the eve of the General
Assembly vote on the latest Palestine resolution,and
it is a safe bet that the resolution will pass by the
crude consent of crude Communist and Third World
It is a less safe bet, but certainly likely, that
the European Economic Community members will
say "nay'* because the resolution fails to mention
Israel's right to exist. But this is mere cosmetics.
In the scheme of things today, Israel is the
heavy for a Western world that has so obviously
and pathetically failed to learn a single lesson from
the betrayal of Czechoslovakia at Munich. And so
the terrorist children who were off to Camp in
Belgium need no mention either not from the
likes of those in the ranks of the New Expediency.
A Medieval Legacy
Was it worth all the effort to try to change the
anti-Semitic character of the Oberammereau
Passion Play?
A series of recent developments both in Ger-
many and in the United States argue that the effort
to revise the 1980 production has in fact resulted in
a number of quite substantial positive develop-
First, a survey of the West German press,
radio, and TV just completed by the American
Jewish Committee discloses that there has been "a
virtually unanimous repudiation of the anti-Jewish
ideas and images in the Oberammergau Passion
Play by the most influential public opinion media in
Second, as far back as January, 1980, the U.S.
Army Chaplain Corps in Europe informed the AJC
by letter that it was "now extricating chapels and
chaplains from selling tickets to the Passion Play"
for all American military personnel in Europe.
And finally, a number of major U.S. travel
agents, university alumni groups, and churches are
distributing widely our studies detailing the anti-
Jewish themes in the Passion Play in order to
immunize tourists against its prejudicial virus.
"The gods may work slowly," but in time
through such education programs they will work
exceedingly well in uprooting this baleful medieval
Jewish Floridian
Buineas Office. 817 Elbow Lane North. St. Petersburg, Fla S8710
Telephone 81S / M1-237S
Why Register Only the Young?\\
IN THE growing twilight of
my middle years, I am still sur-
rounded by young people still,
because part of my life's work as
a college teacher puts me into
contact with them daily.
Most observers would think I
should be happy about that. The
common belief is that the young
are a rejuvenating antidote
against age. I have found this to
be untrue. In fact, daily contact
with them is a chore.
last decade, they have grown
increasingly passive at best. And
sullen at worst. Their drug and
sexual excesses have imprinted
both their faces and their
manners with an aura of
decadence right out of the per-
fumed degeneracy that charac-
terizes a novel by Joris Karl
They are largely illiterate both
functionally and in the sense that
they suffer from a paralyzing
indifference to the written word.
Instead, they gorge themselves
on the junk food that is the menu
of the visual image on television
and at the movies. Because the
message there is violence in un-
relenting crisis, they have a
pathological view of reality.
This is worsened by the fact
that they are little interested in
the politics and the intellectual
ferment that mark the world in
which they live. If they know
little of the present, they are even
less knowledgeable about the
past: history bores them.
IN FACT, "boredom'' is the
most frequent word that youe.
people use to describe the?
Weltanschauung. When I pojj
out to them that chronic boredonj
is a dangerous symptom only J
short step away from clinics]!
emotional disability, they annul
off the warning as old manil
The common bond
America's young today j,
material thirst. Because thej
know little or nothing about tS|
nation's history, they regard il
discussion of its ideals as even I
more preachment. On the other!
hand, they are a fountainhead oft
knowledge of immorality at the'
public trough as justification fari
their own narrow economic
Having said all these nasty
things about them, I must also I
say that immorality at the publk
trough can hardly assist them u
role models of behavior to give up
on their one-sided materialism
any more than our sexual and
drug hypocrisies can encourage
them to abandon their excesses,
for a new life patterned after the 1
adventures of Jack Armstrong.
I DO NOT excuse the young in
the way that they excuse them-
selves, but I suddenly find myself
drawn toward their defense now
that the nation has decided to
register them for what is most
likely an impending military
I am drawn toward this am-
bivalence of feeling by two
things. One is the line of
argument offered by those who
defend a peace-time draft: the
duties attendant to living in a
democracy, patriotic feeling, the
willingness one ought to have to
make personal sacrifices in the
cause of freedom.
The second thing is selective
morality all those srgumenta
here enumerated by those
defending a peace-time draft at
the same time that they apply
these arguments nowhere else
and especially not to themselves.
WITH RESPECT to the ar
guments, I can offer no objection.
I believe we do suffer a national (
dearth of patriotic feeling. I
believe that .there are duties
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This sweet land of liberty got
along without any legal
restriction on immigration for 99
years following its birth. In 1875,
Congress passed a law forbidding
entry of prostitutes and convicts.
Seven years later, the lawmakers
closed the doors to idiots,
lunatics, and people judged likely
to become public charges.
In those years, the heady
inhalation of Nordic and Aryan
supremacy philosophies had not
yet begun. But by 1915, the bug
of racism had started to bite; and
Teddy Roosevelt, carried away
by chauvinism declared: "There
is no room in this country for
hyphenated Americanism .
The one absolutely certain way of
bringing this nation to ruin .
would be to permit it to become a
tangle of squabbling
SUCH recollections flood back
to us now that Castro has cast
cores of boatloads of Cuban
efugees on the Atlantic to head
r Florida in the same season
that finds penniless Haitians also
knocking on our doors. To the
credit of the great majority of our
countrymen, it must be recorded
that we are generally com-
passionate about these sea-tossed
One hears little objection to
President Carter's latest de-
cision to establish a six-
months' period of parole for those
who have lately left Cuba and
Haiti, with Congress given ample
opportunity to examine and act
upon special legislation to be
advanced by the White House.
That some of the newcomers
seek asylum from political and
religious oppression while others
desire to settle in a free land
where poverty will not be their
constant burden doesn't raise the
anti-immigration hackles at-
tending the long, bitter fights in
Congress over ethnic quotas
written into our history during
the years, 1917-1965.
IT SEEMS reasonable then to
urge revaluation of two subjects
appropriate for classroom study
now that the Cubans and
Haitians are making the
headlines: (1) the crushing of
most of the discrimination
coloring our 20th Century im-
migration laws; (2) ultimate
truth about the world's refugees.
Our countrymen's early
determination to establish im-
migration barriers was rooted in
fear of that factor loosely known
as the Yellow Peril. The entry of
Chinese and other Asiatic labor
was fought. Later on, anxiety
over the arrival of thousands of
eastern Europeans and folks from
the.Mediterranean brim brought
on a demand for literacy tests
and ltd to enactment of the
notorious 1924 Johnson Act
grounded in pernicious national
origins quotas.
Early ethnic arrivals in our
country obtained entry pref-
erences for their German and
British cousins; the people of a
disdained breed, especially those
from Russia, were legally
discriminated against. Thus did
we celebrate the first post-World
War I years.
Nevada and Congressman
Francis Walter of Pennsylvania
lent their names to the 1952 Act,
an outrageous shoring up of
existing national origin Quotas,
driving a longer spike of racism
into our immigration history.
This post-World War II
legislative disaster stirred op-* |
position to all who found con-
tinuing claims of Aryan
supremacy repugnant.
Thirteen years of tedious,
uphill effort led fortunately to
passage of the Immigration Act
of 1966, a hammer stroke
smashing national origins
quotas. A great nation's honor
was restored; equality of op-
portunity to find residence is
America was practically assured.
This brings us to confront the
sizeable task of keeping the.
record honest regarding refugees
Ever since [948, problems
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riday. August 1^1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
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Why Register Only the Young?
Continued from Page 4
Ltwndant to citizenship in a free
Isociety and that some of these
Iduties involve a willingneas to
Imake sacrifices when our national
Idefense demands it.
In fact, part of my criticism of
the young people with whom I
fcave almost daily contact is that
their single-minded materialism
leaves no room in them to learn to
understand and appreciate these
duties, particularly that America
Is an ideal is a continuing thing;
vhile each of us, transitory
because life itself is transitory,
lean become a part of the eternal
American continuum if only we
contribute a bit of ourselves to it
Iwhen we are called upon to do so.
Some of my criticism of young
people is based on the ob-
Iservation that "duty" is a word
It he v never use because they have
(no comprehension of it at all at
|the same time that "boredom" is
word they overuse and with
J similar incomprehension.
Freedom, in their view, demands
no obligation in return only
the right to own custom-designed
blue jeans, a multitude of gold
I chain ropes as a sign of their
I growing affluence and, someday,
I a Datsun 280-ZX or its futuristic
I equivalent.
DO I AGREE, then, with
I proponents of a peace-time draft?
Yes, but with this qualification:
that if I criticize the young, I also
criticize the old who are now
calling on the young to do their
duty. Particularly, I criticize the
old for peddling their peace-time
..draft on the basis of a trans-
parently selective morality.
To illustrate: On the day that
I registration was announced
following the Justice Brennan
decision, together with all the
blood-chilling fines failure to
register would invite, the same
| front page also documented:
The Justice Department's
initial decision not to prosecute
Billy Carter if only he registered
'as a foreign agent ex post facto;
I The Charter Oil Company's
secret effort to buy more Libyan
crude based on the hope that the
Billy Carter connection did in
fact reach into the White House
Studies indicating the rate of
inflation, unemployment, and the
sad story of our Gross National
THERE IS a clear connection
among these reports. When men
at the public trough, be it
President Carter or Benjamin
Civiletti or Zbigniew Brzezinski
or Richard Nixon, show an un-
relenting disregard for the con-
tinuum of American ideals, can
we expect the young, only the
young to react patriotically?
When idealism has become an
.old-fashioned notion, giving way
to materialism and power politics
on the highest level of our
national life, why should the
young nor be bored with the
patriotic preachments of their
elders? And why should they not
be ignorant of the meaning of
duty when service at the public
trough is but a key to secret
personal gain for the old?
Let not the draft be peddled on
the basis that it will ameliorate
the deficiencies of the young,
only the young in the matter of
their shallow patriotism and
attention to duty. That would be
punitive; whereas, service to
country must be construed as a
privilege into which all of us can
enter in one way or another.
IF WE call upon the young to
be willing to sacrifice for
America's freedom, why should
we not call upon the old to
sacrifice, too? For are they any
less deficient in their own
patriotism and attention to duty?
This is a question that needs
answering particularly from the
multi-national petropotentates
whose oil interests the young
may be called upon to defend on
the foreign oil fields of Araby in
the name of the vile lie that then-
interests are America's interests.
(Remember Charlie Wilson's
"What's good for General Motors
is good for America"?) What will
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they, the potentates, be called
upon to sacrifice in the name of
our freedom?
What penalties will 'they be
made to pay if they fail to sac-
rifice, in the same way that the
young are threatened with
penalties for a similar refusal?
And finally, as once more the
old tell the young what their
duties are in the cause of
patriotism and self-defense, let
this message from them be clear:
that we do got call upon the
young, only the young as a
means of reducing unemploy-
ment, curbing inflation and
stimulating growth in our
national productive capability.
DRAFTS AND wars have
done all these things in the past.
Is that what the old men are
asking of the young men once
more? If it is, let there be no mis-
taking this malevolent call for the
blood of the young as patriotism
or American idealism or national
We have been assured that, in
the event of another draft, there
will be no deferments for the
privileged as there were in the old
era of Vietnam. But in the new
era of selective morality, the old
men thus far lie. Thus far, they
still defer themselves.
Michael Bernstein is executive director of Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Service. He has extensive professional training in
treating individual and family problems and will be happy to
answer all letters received in this column. Please address all
letters to Oulf Coast Jewish Family Service, 8167 Elbow Lane.
North, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33710.
Dear Mr. Bernstein,
I am tired of the responsibility of caring for my 26-year-old
son. He always writes that he is "finding himself" and asks for
my money and support. After three years of college, he felt it
was worthless and hitchhiked around the United States. He
doesn't use drugs, but he is a lazy kid. My husband and I feel I
should cut him off. What do you think?
Mrs. H.
Dear Mrs. H.,
Indefinite dependence is not a healthy thing for you or your
son. However, a mutual and agreed cutoff date in the future,
which includes time for possible vocational testing and coun-
seling to clarify your son's feelings, appears a more positive
alternative rather than the jolt of a sudden cutoff of funds and
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Priday, August 1,
Greece and Israel have signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of tourism, which
aims to encourage tourism between the two countries. Prof. George Daskalakis (left),
president of the National Tourist Organization of Greece, receives a commemorative plaque
from Yoram Ziv, director-general of the Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade, at the
signing ceremony. Looking on is the Greek diplomatic representative in Israel, Emmanuel
Americans in Cuban Jails Anger JWV
National Commander Harris B. Stone, on
behalf of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.,
has expressed outrage over the holding of more
than 40 Americans in Cuban jails. In a state-
ment issued in Washington. Commander Stone
said. "At a time when our attention is focused on
Cuban refugees coming to our shores in search of
freedom, we must not forget the Americans who
are being held in Cuba, many without benefit of
trial and suffering from violations of basic
human rights."
A case in point is the plight of Massachusetts
toy manufacturer Jon Gaynor, the 32-year-old
son of a member of the Jewish War Veterans
Post 106 in South Carolina. Jon, along with Dale
Stanhope, have been prisoners in a Cuban jail
since December 5, 1979, charged with illegal
entry into Cuban waters.
Gaynor and Stanhope were arrested in Cuban
waters after their sailboat was thrown off course
in a four-day storm. They were charged with
illegal penetration of Cuban waters even though
Gaynor repeatedly sent out distress signals on
VHF radio. Gaynor has not been allowed to see a
lawyer, nor does he know when he will be tried.
Soviet authorities have committed Jewish
activist Vladimir Kislik to Psycho-Neurological
Hospital, No. 21 in Kiev, according to reports
received by the Union of Councils for Soviet
Jews and the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
The Soviet ploy of forced psychiatric confine-
ment has been used in the past to silence op-
position and is particularly dreaded by dis-
sidents and aliyah activists since a person
declared insane can be held indefinitely and sub-
jected to mind altering drugs.
Soviet authorities had sentenced Kislik to 15
days in prison earlier this month on trumped-up
charges of hooliganism and added an additional
15 days without explanation. After declaring a
hunger strike to protest his treatment, he was
transferred to the mental asylum.
Italy has agreed not to assist Iraq in
developing nuclear weapons, according to the
U.S. State Department. The U.S. asked Italy for
this commitment at the request of U.S. Sen.
Richard Stone (D., FU.), chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near
Eastern and South Asian Affairs.
The issue of Italy cooperating with Iraq in
developing nuclear explosive capability was
raised by the U.S. when President Carter visited
Italy in June.
The State Department then notified Stone
that "We understand that the Italian govern-
ment, in implementing its nuclear cooperation
with Iraq, is fully aware of its commitments
under the Nonproliferation Treaty and the
London Supplier Guidelines and that it does not
intend to assist Iraq in establishing a capability
for developing nuclear explosives."
The appointment of Jon R. Haddon as director
of the School of Sacred Music of Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion has been
announced by Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, president.
The new director is both a cantor and a rabbi.
A 35-year-old native of Chicago, Rabbi Haddon
was invested as a cantor in 1972 after studying
for five years at the school he now heads and was
ordained as a rabbi this year after five additional
years of study in the Hebrew Union College
rabbinic program. Earlier, he studied voice and
music education at the University of Illinois,
where he earned the Bachelor's degree cum laude
in 1967.
Rabbi Haddon's appointment, Dr. Gottschalk
said, is part of a plan to expand the School of
Sacred Music, which is located in the Brookdale
Center of the college in New York City.
Philadelphia religious leaders and energy
experts, representing the Protestant, Catholic
and Jewish communities, joined hands last week
to kick off their campaign against wasteful
energy consumption by conducting audits of
three religious institutions.
The newly formed group, calling itself the
Interfaith Coalition on Energy, spent the entire
day examining the energy usage of Temple
Rodeph Shalom, St. Francis Xavier Roman
Catholic Church and Old First Reform Church of
the United Church of Christ.
According to one spokesman for the Coalition,
which is comprised of representatives of the
Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia
(MCCP), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and
the American Jewish Committee (AJC), this
event is the first in a series of efforts designed to
place improved energy efficiency on the agenda
of the Philadelphia religious community.
Chanan Alexander, a native of California, has
been named the new director of the Leaders
Training Fellowship of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America. The appointment was
announced by Mrs. Sylvia Ettenberg, who is
Dean of Educational Development at the
Alexander succeeds Dr. Joseph Friedman who
has gone on aliyah to Israel where he will be
working for the Ministry of Education on cur-
riculum for Jewish schools in the diaspora.
The Leaders Training Fellowship is a Mtjaaaj
organization sponsored by the National Fed-
eration of Jewish Men's Clubs Created over 26
years ago, LTF was designed to meet the needs
of teen-agers interested in afttaja^ then-
Jewish education through high school.
Two Soviet Jews have been.awarded the
Samuel Rothberg Prize in Jewish Education at
the Hebrew University's Convocation "for their
courageous efforts and achievements in teaching
Hebrew in the USSR."
The two Russian Jews, Dr. Yosif Begun, who
is in exile in Siberia and received his prize in
absentia, and Levy Ulanovsky, who is in Israel
and was on hand to receive his prize, were
honored at a ceremony in the Mount Scoups
amphitheater in Jerusalem.
Arab League Foreign Ministers,
EEC Set to Invite PLO In
BONN (JTA) Chedli Klibi, Secretary General
of the Arab League, said here that the foreign ministers
of the Arab League and the European Economic Com-
munity (EEC) member states will hold a conference some
time this year which will include representatives of the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
Klibi made the announcement at a press conference
at the end of his three-day visit to West Germany.
HE SAID the Arab League and the EEC have
agreed to renew the Euro-Arab dialogue, but this time on
a political level in contrast to the past when the dis-
cussions were limited to cultural and trade matters.*
Egypt, which the Arab League boycotts because of its
peace treaty with Israel, will be excluded from the
dialogue, Klibi said.
The Arab League official claimed that West Ger-
many* always had reservations about the Camp David
accords and that they have increased considerably of
late. He claimed that the Bonn government is convinced
that no peace settlement can be reached in the Middle
East without the participation of the PLO.
Possible Women's
Draft Worries
Orthodox Jews
Continued from Page 1
of America, Union of Orthodox
Kabbis of the United States and
Canada. United Lubavitch
Organization and United Satmar
Neuberger stressed that while
the position of the Coalition is
based on religion, it is in accord
with the conclusions of a report of
the Subcommittee on Manpower
and Personnel of the U.S. House
of Representatives.
THAT REPORT, prepared in
connection with the new regis-
tration law, concluded that the
judgment of military leaders and
Congress was that a men-only
system best serves national
Pointing to studies that show
that women volunteer in suf-
ficient numbers to fill the
positions open to them, the
report stated it was thus not
necessary to draft women. The
report said that since a draft
would be based on a random
selection from the pool of
registrants, in time of national
emergency when men would be
needed quickly for combat, an
equal number of men and women
would have to be called up. ,
Moreover, sexually integrated
units would create great dif-
ficulty for military planners with
respect to combat deployment,
according to the report.
THE REPORT also referred to
the impact registering and draft-
ing women would have on the
family unit and maintained that a
decision on this question is
On Immigration
Continued from Page 4
confronting approximately
500,000 Arab refugees, their
children and grandchildren have
been written large in the news.
IT IS time for attention to be
paid to 600,000 new refugees
from Afghanistan; 1,300,000
Ethiopians now taking refuge in
Somali, 150,000 refugees from
Zimbabwe now in Mozambique;
and thousands upon thousands of
other refugees obliged to leave
Chad, Uganda, Zaire, Burundi
and many other lands.
The United States merits
world acclaim for its absorption
of Cubans and Haitians. Similar
recordings of compassion need to
be made in other nations.
properly within the purview of
Dennis Rapps, executive
director of COLPA, who is
serving as an attorney for the
Coalition, said that the Coalition
would continue to work
politically to avoid the regis-
tration of women. He said that
the Coalition would also file a
friend-of-the-court brief with the
Supreme Court when it considers
the issue in the fall.
Sylvia. 73. of 2100 Nursery Rd .
Clearwater. died Friday. July 11 She
i MM here 10 years ago from her native
New York City, and waa a reUred
bookkeeper. She was a member of
Temple B'nal Israel. Clearwater;
Hadassah, Order of the True Sisters,
and the Friendship Club. Survivors
Include a stepdaughter. Dora
DeCoveny, Largo; a brother. Arthur
Cordon. Denver, and a slater Bessie
Handea. New York City
Herman. 67. of 140 Fourth Ave. So.,
died Wednesday. July 9. Born In
England, he came here In 1978 from
New York City, where he was a
clothing salesman. Survivors include
his wife Barbara.
Kdwarda. St. of Gulfport. died Satur-
day, July 19. Born In Syracuse. N.Y., he
came here In 1961 from Warwick. N.Y.
and waa a retired hotel owner. He was
a veteran of World War I. a Mason, a
member of Odd Fellows, and the
American Legion In Warwick. He was a
member of Congregation Beth Shalom
in Gulfport. Survivors Include his wife
Elsie; a daughter. Helen R Green,
Gulfport; a brother Murray.
Hollywood, two slaters Rose Shapiro,
Miami Beach; and Emma Levy,
Mlddletown. NY; four grandsons and
a great grandson
Jack Jacob. SI. of Clearwater. died
Thursday. July IT Born la New York
City, he cam* here two years ago from
Orlando and waa a retired plumber. Hs
waa a World War I U.S. Army veteran.
a member of Veterans of W.W. I.
Jewish War Veterans. Knights of
Pythias. Alpha Lodge U2. Amos Fort
Greene Lodge 933. F 4 AM. Scottish
Rite Bodies, Mecca Shrine Tempi*, and
Clowns Unit of Shrlners Circus Sur-
vivors Include hts wife Frances, six
daughters, Marsha Mesey and Lillian
Benjamin of Brooklyn; Photo* Nemith.
Queens, Marlon Nelaon. Now Jersey,
Barbara Marlon and Donna
Kohlmeyer; CtnclnnaU; and 23grand
children, and eight great-
Anita Malkln. 69. of 3490 Florentine
Way. Clearwater. died Tuoaday. July 8
In Cleveland. Ohio She cam* here five
years ago. and waa a member
Hadassah. Women's American ORT.
the first president of the EaalgaU
Merchants Association, and a member
of the Workman's Circle Branch lSSD of
Cleveland She and her husband David
were instrumental In creating the
Hadassah Resale Shop In Clearwater.
Survivors include bar husband David;
and son Dr Marc B of Harford, Conn
her mother. Ubby Malkln. Cleveland;
and a brother. Jullua Malkln, lemlnol*.

Friday, August 1,1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas Couhty
Page 7
Decade of Women
How Copenhagen Became Another Mexico City
Continued from Page 1
foundly concerned at efforts by
the enemies of Israel and peace in
the Middle East to politicize" the
Decade for Women conference.
He had urged that the U.S.
delegation "take the lead in pub-
licly opposing and in actively
lobbying against" attempts by
the Soviet-Arab bloc to condemn
Israel and to channel UN funds
Tor Palestinian women through
the Palestine Liberation
"THE PLO and its Soviet-
Arab supporters seek to win
United Nations' financial support
allegedly to meet the needs of
Palestinian women. They would
also have the conference condemn
Zionism, along with imperialism,
apartheid, neocolonialism and
M Squadron added: "We urge
"hat our country's delegation to
the conference take the lead in
publicly opposing and actively
lobbying against the inflam-
matory polemics of the PLO and
its co-conspirators in the Arab
League, the Soviet bloc and the
so-called Third World. Free and
democratic nations everywhere
look to the United States to play
the key role in resisting the anti-
Israel cabal in Copenhagen .
"We believe it is imperative
that our country's delegation in
Copenhagen undertake a major
campaign to avert a serious blow
to the American national in-
terest, to the Arab-Israel peace
pi process and to the security of our
friend and ally Israel."
JACK SPITZER, president of
B'nai B'rith International, also
asked in contacts with the White
House that the U.S. instruct its
delegation to take the lead in
resisting proposals that equate
Zionism with racism, provide UN
subsidies to the PLO under the
guise of helping Palestinian
women and other PLO attempts
to politicize the Copenhagen
The PLO and its allies" were
trying to subvert the meeting
and turn it into a propaganda
show "to further the PLO's anti-
peace aims," Spitzer said. "B'nai
B'rith is deeply concerned about
Hunger Strike
Prisoner Dies
second convicted Arab terrorist
on a hunger strike died in a
hospital after food he- was force-
fed got into his lungs. He was
identified as Mouhammed
l^tHaloua, 28, of Gaza, who was
sentenced to life imprisonment
nine years ago for throwing hand
grenades in the center of Gaza
killing one Arab and injuring
Another prisoner, Ali Moham-
med Jaapri, 30, of Jordan, died of
the same causes. A third prisoner
is in a hospital in serious oon-
THE THREE were among 76
'prisoners who went on a hunger
strike July 14 at the Nafha prison
in the Negev demanding better
conditions at the prison which
opened two months ago to hold
convicted terrorists.
Twenty-six of those who
continued their strike, including
the two who subsequently died,
were moved to the Ramleh
central prison this week. Other
prisoners at Ramleh staged
hunger strike in sympathy with
^the terrorists, but it ended peace-
Hy after 24 hours.
Meanwhile, extra police and
border policemen have been sent
U> Jerusalem to prevent any
the PLO's cynical exploitation of
the conference."
' Tannenbaum noted, in her
letter to Carter, that on "issues
relating to the problems of
women refugees, Palestinian
women are singled out over
Afghan, Vietnamese, Ethiopian,
Kampuchean and countless other
women refugees, thus distorting
a tragedy of staggering
SHE ALSO stated that once
again, at the Copenhagen con-
ference, "the slander originating
in 1975 at Mexico City is being
revived by Cuba which has intro-
duced an amendment to the Plan
of Action calling Zionism an evil
to be eradicated along with
colonialism, racism, etc."
Tannenbaum praised "the
strong efforts of our outstanding
United States delegation led by
Sarah Weddington," but despite
this, the conference "has
degenerated into an anti
American, anti-Jewish and anti-
Israel diatribe where any ill in
any part of the world is
blamed on the United States
and/or Israel."
She called on the President "fib
speak out now before the con-
ference ends to affirm that the
policy of the United States is to
reject any Plan of Action con-
taining such proposals and
IN A RELATED develop-
ment, a group of internationally
eminent women, including
several political figures, artists,
authors and actresses, signed a
statement that appealed to the
participants at the international
women's conference in Copen-
hagen to end politicization of the
conference and to "preserve its
universal character."
Among those who signed the
statement were Simone de Beau-
voir, Louise Nevelson, Madeleine
Renaud, Beverly Sills and Bella
Abzug. Other women, from the
United States, included Colleen
Dewhurst. Betty Friedan,
Shelley Winters, Ann Jackson,
Ann Meant, Jacqueline Grennan
Wexler, Bess Meyerson, Eugenie
Anderson and Reps. Beverly
Byron (D., Md.), Marjorie Holt
(R, Md.) and Margaret Heckler
(R, Mass.)
The statement, which was
released to the media on an inter-
national basis, was initiated in
France by a group of women
aware that certain agenda items
would overshadow the original
intent of the conference and turn
the event into an explosive
political forum. Among the
countries represented in the list
of signatories were Australia,
Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada,
Costa Rica, Denmark, Federal
Republic of Germany, Ecuador,
Finland, Great Britain, Italy,
Japan, Mexico, Norway,
Panama, Portugal, Uruguay,
U.S. and Venezuela.
THE APPEAL "to all par-
ticipants," stated: "This con-
ference provides us with the
opportunity to make known our
views on questions which pre-
occupy women: social life,
equality, education, health and
employment. We know that
actions are envisaged to use this
conference for partisan ends thus
diverting it from its initial aims.
Politicizations have no place in
this encounter. It is to be hoped
that this conference, which rallies
women from all countries,
preserves its universal charac-
In addition, the National
Coalition of American Nuns
(NCAN) also issued an appeal
"to women of all faiths to join
hands as sisters in an effort to
make the International Women's
Conference in Copenhagen what
it is supposed to be an op-
portunity for women to dialogue
about the women's agenda."
The appeal, signed by Sister
Margaret Traxler and Sister Ann
Gillen, members of the
Coalition's executive board and
delegates to the conference,
added, in part: "NCAN deplores
the efforts of the PLO to
politicize this women's con-
ference in Copenhagen, 1980, as
they did in the International
Women's Conference in Mexico
City in 1975.
PLO terrorists, who presume to
speak for the largely silent Pales-
tinian people. The PLO do not
even dialogue with all their
brothers to say nothing of
their sisters ... So far, the PLO
has not shown any signs of
joining the human family, as they
are still pledged to liquidate' the
State of Israel .
"Palestinian women are hos-
tages to the perverse national
istic haired of the PLO, who
demonstrate by their plan., for
Copenhagen that they dominate
their own sisters, using them as
pawns in the game of politics,
even as they keep them in the
bondage of Arab male
supremacy. Finally, NCAN urges
Palestinian women to share the
concerns of all women and to join
in efforts to build peace for their
Champs Elysees Now a Middle East Bazaar
Continued from Page 1
major banking loans, others own
large blocs of shares in major
industrial enterprises.
Many of these relative
newcomers now represent large
French corporations in Saudi
Arabia and the Persian Gulf
states handling huge sums and
indirectly controlling a heavy
share of France's exports to the
Arab world. Since January, 1977,
in slightly over three years, 29
new Arab-owned banks have
opened in France to handle the
huge amount of cash passing
through the country.
All along the Champs Elysees,
Paris' main avenue, Lebanese
restaurants have opened to cater
to this new clientele. The former
"Regine's," once the center of the
Paris jet set society, has passed
into new hands and renamed
"The Beirut." Lebanese Tyre
wine is flown in by special plane
and Arab bakeries throughout
Paris now prepare fresh pita like
in the suks of Cairo or Damascus.
ONE OF Paris' landmarks, the
world famous Ritz Hotel, has
been bought by an Egyptian
resident; the Cafe de la Paix,
where generations of tourists
traditionally sat, is owned by a
Kuwaiti company. The elegant
Prince de Galles Hotel, where
many senior Israeli government
and Jewish Agency officials stay,
is now owned by an Egyptian. On
the hotel's seventh floor,
Lebanese leader Raymond Edde
has his private apartment,and a
22-room office suite which many
describe as a Lebanese govern-
ment in exile.
France's naval pride, the
"France," the world's largest
liner, was originally bought by
Arab businessman Akram Ojjeh.
Another Saudi entrepreneur,
Ghaith Pharaon, is the owner of a
XV Century castle, the Chateau
de Montfort, which he uses as an
occasional weekend home.
France's Arab population is
basically divided into two
communities: the North Africans
who started off as poor, unskilled
workers; and the Middle Eastern
investors attracted not only by
the pleasant West European
living standards but also by their
desire to closely control their
business interests and financial
African immigration to France
started at the end of the Algerian
war. Most of the arrivals at the
time, in 1961, were Algerians wno
had collaborated with the French
Administration and feared
possible reprisals. France, at the
start of a large-scale economic
expansion, was keen for cheap,
undemanding and unskilled
The North African influx
continued over the years. Today,
according to official statistics,
there' are close to one million
Algerians in France, half a
million Moroccans and a quarter
of a million Tunisians. They still
remain the core of the
country's low paid labor
force the men who sweep the
streets, build the roads, and work
at menial tasks in the Renault
and Peugeot automobile plants.
By their very penetration into
French economic life, the North
Africans have become an im-
portant factor both in the con-
sumer and in the distribution
process. "Should the North
African merchants or consumers
decide to boycott a certain
product, its producers would be
out of business within less than a
fortnight," a member of the Paris
Chamber of Commerce admitted
population is politically highly
motivated and well organized
within a multitude of
associations and unions where
political indoctrination is the
rule. In most Algerian cultural
centers there are regular weekly
lectures on such delicate subjects
as Jerusalem, the Palestinians
and the "Israeli aggression
against our Arab brothers."
For the time being, most of
this population is still too busy to
assimilate; it is still fighting too
hard for basic economic well-
being to find time for political
involvement in France. In less
than a generation, however,
many of them will have opted for
French nationality, will vote, will
bring pressure to bear and will
openly make their voices and
political views heard.
Their natural leaders are
already on the spot. Two
generations of Arab-born
lawyers, doctors and intellectuals
who have studied in France and
have remained are generally
opting for French citizenship.
framework is also being rapidly
established. Over 20 Arab-owned
banks have opened in the Paris
region alone since January 1977.
Among them are such giants as
the Union of Arab and French
Banks with a turnover of over 13
billion Francs in 1977; the Arab
Investment Bank with a turnover
of five billion Francs; the Franco-
Arab Investment Bank with a
four billion Francs turnover; and
the Arab Intercontinental Bank,
with a turnover of three-and-a-
half billion Francs in 1977.
The arrival in France in 1977 of
some 20,000 Lebanese refugees
gave a new impetus to the Arab
business community. Most of
these refugees came with money,
with considerable business ex-
perience and with a practical
knowhow of Western economic
They took over hundreds of
business companies and now
work as French representatives
in the Persian Gulf states and
Saudi Arabia and operate smaller
but highly active banks in Paris,
Lkhtenstein and Geneva.
FRENCH REAL estate agents
say ,that half of the apartments
they sell in the 10,000-20,000
Francs per square meter range
are bought by Arabs and mainly
Lebanese refugees. These
refugees also reportedly now own
10 percent of the Dumez in-
dustrial empire, 44 percent cf
various airline companies and 39
percent of the Dunkerque
chemical concern.
Many of them have joined
older Arab established firms or
businessmen such as the groups
led by Akram Ojjeh, a Syrian-
born multi-billionaire; Adnan
Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian
business wizard; Ghaith
Pharaon, a 38-year-old Saudi
Arabian who is an electronic
engineer and a graduate of
Harvard; and the new owner of
the I ntra-Investment Arab Bank
and the First Arab Corporation
(FAQ, which several years ago
tried to buy 25 percent of the
Lockheed Corporation (a bid
turned down by the Washington
Administration) and is now
eyeing the Dassault Works.
Tamraz's FAC is also openly
bidding for half a dozen giant
refineries in Western Europe.
Canada and Puerto Rico.
This Arab strength is so ob-
vious that Khashoggi declared
recently fh Paris: "Whether you
like it or not, we are henceforth
bound together."
The Arab economic
penetration in France is less
spectacular t'naii in Britain,
where they concentrate on
prestige real estate, and more in
depth where Arab money flows
into industrial projects and long-
range economic enterprises.
Ojjeh recently explained to the
French weekly, Le Point:
"French enterprises need money
and we need technology and
growth companies. We are bound
to link our destinies together."
Arab implantation in France is
symbolized by the new Arab
press. Among the 30-plus Arab
publications are such renowned
newspapers and periodicals as An
Nahar; Al Mstakbal, with a self-
proclaimed regular circulation of
90.000; Al Watan Al Arabi; Al
Hawadess"; Al Riyad, Al
Iktissad we Almal Al Arabi, and
Par Assayad, and at least 30 or
40 other lesser known
In chic Paris areas, or on the
Cote d-Azur, an affluent Arab
resident leaves his elegant eight
or nine-room apartment, drives
his Bentley or Lincoln Con-
tinental car to his office when he
does not yet have a chaufeur and
bodyguard, has lunch at a
Lebanese restaurant, goes out in
the evening to an Arab casino
and meets friends over drinks
later at one of the chic clubs.
On the way, he stops at a
newspaper kiosk to pick up some
Arab dailies or weeklies
published in France.
AT THE same time, a poor
Arab worker, generally from
North Africa, sweeps the streets
or weighs fruits and vegetables in
a small dingy shop, but
nonetheless feels part of the same
"Moslem and Arab community"
in spite of his one-room flat with
practically no heating and just
one tap of running water.
Both worlds, the multi-
billionaires and the poor, are and
feel part of the same family and
Arab community. Many French
Jews feel and fear that in less
than a generation from now
France's Arabs will become a
main force in French political and
economic life.

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