The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County the voice of the Jewish community of Palm Beach County
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Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach, Fla. : 1985)
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Fred K. Shochet
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"Jewish floridian
Peres Would Go To Amman
Talks Of Peace Between Israel, Jordan
IPrime Minister Peres
(JTA) Proclaiming that "the
state of war between Israel
and Jordan should be ter-
minated immediately," Israeli
Premier Shimon Peres unveil-
ed a seven-point new initiative
to reach peace with Israel's
eastern neighbor.
Addressing the 40th an-
niversary session of the
General Assembly, Peres call-
ed for direct negotiations
without preconditions between
Jordan and Israel with the goal
of reaching a peace treaty as
well as to resolve the Palesti-
nian issue. He declared:
"Negotiations are to be bas-
ed on United Nations Security
Council Resolutions 242 and
388, and on willingness to
entertain suggestions propos-
ed by other participants;
negotiations are to be con-
ducted directly between
states; if deemed necessary,
these negotiations may be in-
le Promises
Senate Will Ratify UN
Treaty Against Genocide
I ground was broken for the
lited States Holocaust
kmorial Museum here
hntly. Senate Majority
der Robert Dole (R., Kans.)
dged that the Senate would
(ify the United Nations trea-
ainst genocide this fall.
['We'll do it this year," Dole
Id some 700 people attending
|e groundbreaking ceremony
la huge tent on the site of the
pnned 300,000-square-foot
bseum, just some 150 yards
luth of the Washington
)ole told the Jewish
flegraphic Agency later that
expected to bring up the
ty on the Senate floor
netime in November and ex-
ited it to be approved since
esident Reagan has urged
adoption and the majority
[the Senate favors it
[He said he doubted that con-
Imtives who have opposed
Itification since President
Tuman first sent the
Auschwitz:, Bergen-Belsen,
Dachau, Theresienstadt and
Treblinka and the Warsaw
Continued on Page 18
itiated with the support of an
international forum, as agreed
upon by the negotiating states;
this gathering can take place
before the end of this year, in
Jordan, Israel or any location,
as mutually agreed upon."
"We will be pleased to at-
tend an opening meeting in
Amman,' Peres added.
"Negotiations between Israel
and Jordan are to be con-
ducted between an Israeli
delegation, on the one hand,
and a Jordanian or
Jordanian-Palestinian, on the
other, both comprising
delegates that represent
peace, not terror," an allusion
to Israel's rejection of any
joint delegation with the par-
ticipation of the FLO.
The Jordan delegation to the
UN was among other delega-
tions, excluding Egypt, which
left the General Assembly hall
at the start of Peres' speech.
Peres said that the proposed
negotiations with Jordan may
produce intermediate as well
as permanent arrangements.
"They may deal with the
demarcation of boundaries, as
well as the resolution of the
Palestinian problem. The
Camp David accords provide a
possible basis for the attain-
ment of this objective."
Peres also suggested that
the permanent members of the
Security Council may be in-
vited to support the initiation
of the negotiations between
Israel and Jordan but he
stressed that Israel objects to
the participation in the talks of
Security Council members
which do not have diplomatic
relations with Israel.
Peres added, "In order to
expedite the peace process,
the agenda, procedures ad in-
ternational support for
negotiations can be discussed
and agreed upon at a meeting
of small working teams to be
convened within 30 days."
Concluding, he stated: "I
hereby proclaim: the state of
war between Israel and Jordan
Continued on Page 18
Senate Votes
Delays Arms Sale Until March
WidEast Leadership
Conference Update. .
Pages 3 & 4
|News from the Jewish
^immunity Day School
Pro Israel PACs at fore-
front of political action .
Page 12
Sen. Dole
Genocide Convention to the
Senate in June, 1949 would
conduct a filibuster, since Sen.
Jesse Hfclms (R., N.C.) has ap-
proved several reservations in
the bill that would limit World
Court jurisdiction.
At the ceremony, Elie
Wiesel, chairman of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council,
thanked: Dole for his pledge. "I
am not naive to believe that
treaties will prevent mass
murder, but the absence of
such treaties may give the
enemy of humankind the
wrong signal," Wiesel said.
"Would a genocide treaty have
prevented the murder of the
Jews by the Nazis? I doubt it.
But its absence gave the
enemy of humankind the
wrong signal."
The most moving point of
the ceremony came when
Wiesel and other Holocaust
survivors mixed American soil
with soil from the former con-
centration camps of
In a 97: to 1 vote the U.S.
Senate last week passed a
resolution to delay the Ad-
ministration's proposed arms
sale to Jordan until March 1,
1986. The compromise resolu-
tion is designed to give Jor-
dan's King Hussein incentive
to enter into direct peace
negotiations with Israel.
Reports from Amman in-
dicated that Hussein was not
pleased with the decision, call-
ing it "unacceptable" and an
attempt at "blackmail."
However, Ralph Nurnberger,
a legislative liaison with the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC), during a
recent speech to an audience
of local Jewish leaders, claim-
ed that Hussein's comments
were an example of "public
posturing." Nurnberger
hypothesized that Hussein was
in tact relieved with the com-
promise resolution, which does
not rule out arms sales to Jor-
dan after March 1.
Sources in Washington said
that President Reagan is
unlikely to press the issue any
further this year due to stiff
bipartisan Congressional op-
position. The President's ad-
visors and several legislators
have urged him to avoid a
showdown on this issue before
the upcoming summit with the
Soviets later this month.
AIPAC's Nurnberger said
that the compromise resolu-
L'ontinued oa Pag* 6-
Klinghoffer Memorial
Fund Established
NEW YORK The family and friends of hijack victim Leon Klinghoffer
have established a fund to "take action and support the activities of organiza-
tions and individuals involved in combatting terrorism anywhere," it was an-
nounced here by Milton Gralla, a publishing executive who employs Klinghoffer's
widow, Marilyn.
He said that he will contribute $25,000 to start the Leon Klinghoffer
Memorial Fund. "If it can happen to Leon Klinghoffer it can happen to anyone,"
Gralla said. He said the fund will be used "for speedier, more organized, more
severe international response to all acts of terrorism" by trying to apply political
pressure and strengthen international cooperation "to prevent terrorists from
slipping through the net."

Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 1, 1985
South Lebanon Violence
Terrorist Attack Kills Five
Three terrorists, a local
worker and a South Lebanon
Army (SLA) soldier were kill-
ed in South Lebanon recently
when a gang of four men at-
tacked the American
missionary-owned and
operated "Voice of Hope"
radio and television station
near El Khiam between Mar-
jayoun and the Israel border in
the security zone.
Four men with explosives on
their backs estimated to
have been about 100 kilograms
attacked the buildings. One
of them managed to puce his
charge near the radio station
building. In the explosion that
followed the station was com-
pletely destroyed along with
its equipment. The radio sta-
tion continued to broadcast
from a temporary small studio
in Marjayoun, using reserve
equipment. The nearby televi-
sion studios were not damag-
ed, and transmissions are
The four men approached
the building, throwing hand
grenades. A 55-year-oTd wat-
chman shot one of the at-
tackers and was himself shot
and killed by the attackers. A
nearby SLA post opened fire,
apparently hitting the remain-
ing three terrorists and setting
off the explosives they carried
on their bodies. One of the
SLA men was killed in the ex-
change of fire.
The station has come under
verbal attack from religious
extremists in both Lebanon
and Israel for its Christian
messages. SLA sources com-
plained that in view of threats
from Moslem extremists in
Lebanon, the station should
have increased its guard.
Voice of Hope, together with
its associated Middle East
Television, is owned and
operated by George Otis of Los
Angeles and his California-
based High Adventure mis-
sionary group. The low-
powered radio station, which
cannot be heard in most of
Israel, has been operating for
about six years, while the
television station, whose
transmissions are watched
throughout much of Israel,
began operating about three
years ago.
The radio station broadcasts
mainly in Arabic, beaming
religious programs and church
services to Christian Arabs- in
south Lebanon and northern
Middle East Television
broadcasts in English, mainly
Sorts, American movies (with
e language carefully cen-
sored and undesirable words
and phrases bleeped out), and
news. All programs have a
subtle religious message,
especially those taken from
religious and missionary net-
works in the U.S.
With only one television net-
work in Israel, the Voice of
Hope serves Israelis as a third
channel for viewers, after the
Jordan television station.
Dulzin Predicts
Soviet Jewry Breakthrough Imminent
Jewish Agency Executive
Chairman Leon Dulzin is
predicting a breakthrough in
the plight of Soviet Jewry. He
also describes a growing
"Zionist movement" in the
Soviet Union.
"The Jewish people will live
to see a great mass immigra-
tion of Soviet Jews to Israel,"
Dulzin said at a briefing to 227
American Jews from 45 com-
munities who are participating
in the United Jewish Appeal's
Presidents Mission.
The mission, which began
with a three-day exploration of
Vienna's Jewish community
and history, concluded here
with an address at the Knesset
by Defense Minister Yitzhak
Premier Shimon Peres, who
spoke to the mission, also
touched briefly on the plight of
Soviet Jewry. He said the
to leave in the late 1970's.
Dulzin said that of the
estimated three million Jews
in the Soviet Union, about
260,000, have been allowed to
emigrate in the last 13 years.
Of that group, he said, some
170,000 have gone to Israel.
According to Dulzin, "A big
Zionist movement has come to
life in the Soviet Union"
where, he said, hundreds of
people were engaged in the
study of Hebrew. Regarding
efforts on behalf of Soviet
Jewish emigration, Dulzin
declared: "I do believe we will
win. I have no doubt about it."
While Dulzin indicated "our
great struggle is for Soviet
Jewry," he spoke with pride of
Israel's efforts on behalf of the
Ethiopian Jews. He said that
while Ethiopian Jews had en-
countered various problems in
adjusting to Israel and its
laws, these difficulties were
part of the democratic process
of the Jewish State.
Storm At Home
Cabinet Lists 4 No's
For Peace With Jordan
Prime Minister Shimon
Peres has less than a year to
go as chief of state and head
of the Unity Government
that keeps his Labor Party
.-....._ t. sm;, lie MIU Hie ------ '-"'- ~~ "' V
Kremlin was seeking to "score locked to the destiny of the
points" in public opinion by
trying to change its image
regarding Soviet Jews. At the
same time, he reaffirmed
Israel's continued commit-
ment to seek the free flow of
Jews from the Soviet Union.
Jewish emigration from the
USSR has come to a near-
standstill compared to the
thousands who were permitted
conservative Likud Party of
Deputy Prime Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir, who also acts
as Defense Minister.
Under the agreement reached
when the two parties went to the
nation for an election decision
after the precipitous resignation
of former Prime Minister
Menachem Begin of Likud, the
Unity Government was formed
Local Leaders Named To National
Women's Division Cabinet
Vivian Berry of Detroit, chair of the National Women's
Division Campaign Cabinet, has announced that the follow-
ing Palm Beach County women have agreed to serve on
this year's cabinet: Julie Cummings, Ruthe Eppler, Shirley
Fiterman, Irene Kornhouser, Jeanne Levy, Eileen
Nickman, Marva Perrin, Berenice Rogers and Beatrice
All these women have outstanding records of community
leadership and are committed to increasing the involve-
ment of Women's Division in the 1986 Jewish Federa-
tion/United Jewish Appeal/Project Renewal campaign.
when neither party won decisively
enough to form a coalition team
independently of the other. Or, at
least, as independent from the
other as Israeli parties and
governments are ever likely to be.
IT WAS IN this position of
delicate balance that Peres went
to the United Nations to make his
peace proposal in the form of a
direct appeal last week to Jor-
dan's King Hussein in which he
called for the end of the state of
war between the two countries
and the beginning of peace
negotiations among lower-level
teams within 30 days.
Now returned from his ap-
pearance at the UN and his
meeting with President Reagan in
Washington after that, Peres
walked into a hurricane of Likud
anger during Sunday's cabinet
meeting in which Likud MK's
threatened to press for a vote of
no UN speech and the fact, as they
see it, that Peres had gone beyond
his Unity Government mandate to
make deals while in the United
Beginning Saturday night,
Likud members of the cabinet
adopted what they called "four
no s that would have to govern
any talks with Jordan's King Hus-
sein: a rejection of negotiations
with the Palestine Liberation
Continued on Page 10-
News Briefs
3 U.S. Jewish Scientists Awarded Nobel Pri
NEW YORK (JTA) Three American Jewish ?
tists have been awarded Nobel Prizes for 1985 Th*
Profs. Joseph Goldstein and Michael Brown both of ^
University of Texas, sharing the prize for Medirina 2
Physiology; and Prof. Franco tfodigliani of St ?d
Economics. *** *
The work that won Goldstein and Brown the Prize
cholesterol research. The Nobel Committee called ik"1
discovery a "milestone," saying that it had "revolution?,!!!
our knowledge'' about how the body VKtmmS^SSS
bCd"* Sen**"* and diet play in its buildupin the
Modigiiani was awarded the Nobel Prize for "his nionf*,
mg analyses of saving and financial markets" which mL
Committee said, constituted the "definitive breakthr 7*
for the theory of corporate finance." His work, wfcduJS
back to the late 1950's, is considered to have proridedtiS
basis for modern corporate finance.
Tape Recording Proves Abbas' Hiisek
Involvement '
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel's mflitarv intelligence
chief, Maj. Gen. Ehud Barak, recetly disclosed a tape nW
din* proving that the Palestinian terrorist leaderMuham-
mad Abbas personally commanded the hijack of the Italic
cruise ship Achille Lauro. ^^
"He was in it up to his neck in planning it, leading it and
controlling it," Barak said in a lengthy interview on Israel
Television. Barak played a tape in which a man identifying
himself as Abu Khaled Abbas' code-name in this opera
taon addressed the hyackers by their first namesTand
gave them instructions. Abu Khaled showed that he was
also familiar with the hijackers' plan, which, according to
Barak, was to carry out an attack in Ashdod, the ship's port
of call m Israel. ^
Barak stressed that Abbas is "not a marginal figure in
the PLO. He is one of the closest to (PLO chief) Yasir
Arafat. His own headquarters in Tunisia is 100 yards from
Arafat s headquarters which are in ruins following our
bombing on Oct. 1.
Lawmakers Urge Thatcher Not to Sell Arms to
Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON (JTA) Fifty-one Democratic and
Republican members of the House have written British
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asking her not to sell
Tornado fighters and Hawk trainers to Saudi Arabia
because it would "undermine the already slim chances of
success for the fragile peace process" in the Middle East.
The letter, initiated by Reps. Tom Lantos (D., Calif.) and
John Porter (R., 111.), also expressed the "concern" of the
Congressmen that "the government of Great Britain has
maintained an embargo, in effect, on the sale of arms to
Israel for well over a decade now, but you are willing to sell
massive quantities of sophisticated offensive weapons to
Israel's enemies."
The Congressmen noted that the British sale to the
Saudis is "most unfortunate" because "it rewards Saudi
Arabia before it has taken positive steps to contribute to
the peace process and it provides no incentive for that
government to participate in lessening tensions in the
Israel, Poland to Exchange Diplomats
TEL AVIV (JTA) Israel and Poland are shortly to
exchange diplomats to head interest sections in Warsaw
and Tel Aviv, according to diplomatic sources. Agreement
on the exchange was reached at recent meetings in New
York between Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Polish
Foreign Minister Stefan Olszowski when both were atten-
ding the UN General Assembly.
Foreign Ministry sources say they hope the opening of
the interest sections will lead to the operation of similar
semi-diplomatic representations with other East European
Klinghoffe?Ple Attend FuneraI o{ Leon
NEW YORK (JTA) Over 700 people jammed the
mam sanctuary of Temple Shaaray TefLa here tr
mrint= 2! ^S^ f Leon Klinghoffer, murdered by ter-
I2r at?ar? ** AchU,e Lauro cruise ship three weeks
SfrUniIr8-,nor? """^ around outeide the synagogue
before and during the one-hour service.
?#dXm,2? ^'"gnoffer's murder as a "Holocaust of
n?Zj *^b,Harvey Tattelbaum spoke about the need for
LW ?i1Unim to W* aainst the disease of terrorism and
ShlfenPL^ ?e 8Pke' *"> ^"t the three miracles
tnat had followed the murder: the sea giving up his body,
rnrWrT^16?8?* *' md the U.S? catching the ter-
rorists who hijacked the ship.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sent a
Sm^K uCndJ0lence to Manlyn Klinghoffer and the
family which read in part:
mUJhe J5wisfl peo^ie in Israel and the diaspora and all
grief." are withyou and yur fami|yin your

Friday, November 1, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Pagej^
A Shameful Episode Disclosed
Commonwealth Allies Looked Away In 1948
British government and its
Commonwealth allies in-
cluding Canada agreed in
1948 to end the prosecution of
Nazi war criminals, according
to a newly declassified top-
secret British document ob-
tained from the Defense
Ministry in London.
The document, and others
related to it, were presented at
the hearings of the Deschenes
Commission which is conduc-
ting an inquiry into Nazi war
criminals presently living in
Canada. The commission, con-
sisting of former Quebec
Superior Court Justide Jules
Deschenes, was set up by the
government earlier this year
to identify war criminals in
Canada and recommend legal
measures against them.
The document showed that
in 1948. only three years after
the end of World War II, a top-
level British government com-
mittee including then-Prime
Minister Clement Atlee, leader
of the Labor Party, concluded
that no new trials of alleged
Nazi war criminals should be
initiated after Aug. 31 of that
year. Britain asked the Com-
monwealth governments to
adopt the same policy and all
A 1947 Canadian document
released to the Deschenes
Commission showed that less
than a year before the policy
decision in London, the Cana-
dian government was on the
look-out for 154
Nazi criminals.
The British document made
clear that the Commonwealth
leaders were anxious to put
World War II behind them in
order to concentrate on the
Cold War with the Soviet
Union and its allies. A
monwealth allies were in a
race with the Soviets and
Americans to recruit German
The revelations in the
documents astonished and
angered lawyers attending the
hearings. They noted that
these revelations confirm long-

the seven Commonwealth
governments on Jury 13,1948,
"Punishment of war
criminals is more a matter of
discouraging future genera-
tions than of meting out
retribution to every guilty in-
dividual. Moreover, in view of
future political developments
in Germany envisaged by re-
cent tripartite talks, we are
convinced that it is now
necessary to dispose of the
past as soon as possible."
Another confidential docu-
ment dated August 13, 1948,
stated that the governments of
Canada, New Zealand,
Australia, South Africa, India,
Pakistan and Ceylon "have
replied agreeing or at any
rate, not disagreeing with our
The same document caution-
ed that "no public announce-
ment" was to be made of this
policy decision. At the
Deschenes hearing, officials of
Canada's Ministry of External
Affairs explained that at the
time, Britain and its Com-
Rabin To Address
CJF Assembly
NEW YORK, N.Y. Israeli
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin will address a major
plenary session of this year's
General Assembly of the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations on
Thursday evening, Nov. 14, at
the Washington Hilton Hotel
in Washington, D.C. His ad-
dress is expected to attract an
audience of over 3,000 people
- the record attendance an-
ticipated for this year's
Assembly, to be heW Nov.
"Soviet Jewry," "Creativity
and Continuity," "Planning
Jewish Education," "Euro-
pean Jewish Communities,"
"Meeting Human Service
Needs," "Ethiopian Jewry,"
"Major Domestic Issues Fac-
ing American Society," "Shif-
ting Alliances Within the Arab
World" and "The Jewish
Two of the forums, "New
Lifestyles and Jewish Popula-
tions at Risk" and "Planning
will be
Jewish Education,'
The Genera) Assembly, the followed by workshops enabl-
largest annual gathering of jng participants to explore
North American Jewish com- these topics in greater depth.
munity leaders, will feature in ^ dose to 100 workshops
plenaries, forums and have been scheduled
workshops on a wide range of throughout the Assembly for
topics of broad interest and discussion and interchange on
The Opening Plenary, which
will take place at the Kennedy
Center on Wednesday even-
ing. Nov. 13, will include a
dramatic presentation, "The
Golden Land A 100-Year
Journey Through the Chang-
">g Lives of Jewish Im-
migrants to North America."
fhe keynote address on "The
Ummg of Age of North
American Jewry: Strengthen-
ing our Communal Affirma-
tion will be delivered by CJF
President Shoshana S. Cardin.
This year's Assembly will in-
clude 11 forums, consisting of
formal presentations made by
experts and panels, with op-
portunities for questions and
answers. The forums will deal
*itn the following topics: "The
earch for Peace in the Middle
^ast," "New Lifestyles and
Jewish Populations at Risk,"
a wide variety of topics, in-
cluding polities, church-state
issues, anti-Semitism and anti-
Zionism, black-Jewish rela-
tions, Ethiopian Jewry, the
Jewish family, Jewish educa-
tion, child day care and
meeting the needs of Jewish
singles, adolescents, the elder-
ly, the poor and near poor, the
disabled and Soviet
In addition, this year, the
Assembly will include a special
ceremony commemorating the
40th anniversary of the libera-
tion of the concentration
camps and honoring the sur-
vivors. Each of the over 200
Federations across the U.S.
and Canada has been asked to
delegate one survivor to stand
in the audience with a lit can-
dle at the Thursday evenimr
Continued on Page 8
years to track down and pro-
secute Nazi war criminals,
many of whom had no trouble
becoming naturalized citizens.
Irwin Cotler, the McGill
University law professor who
is representing the Canadian
Jewish Congress at the
Deschenes hearings, said the
documents make clear why
Canada has had such a dismal
record toward Nazi criminals
within its own borders.
"In 1948, shortly after the
Holocaust and the devastation,
when many of the victims were
still in displaced camps, you
have here a clear, unequivocal
policy statement saying we
should dispense with bringing
Nazi war criminals to justice,"
Cotler said.
He observed that it was in-
conceivable that the Com-
monwealth allies should so
quickly have forgotten the
millions of Jews and others
who perished at the hands of
the Nazis. "It is a scandalous
indictment of the public policy
prevailing at that time in the
UK and in members of the
Commonwealth which ac-
quiesced in it," Cotler said.
Canadian governments con-
tinued to comply with the 1948
decision until the early 1980s
when the newly-installed
Solicitor General, Robert
Kaplan of Premier Pierre
Elliott Ttudeau's Liberal Par-
ty, reopened the question of
Nazi war criminals in Canada.
It was pursued by the present
Conservative government of
Premier Brian Mulroney,
which established the
Deschenes Commission.
Conference Opens
To Community
In addition to the presidents of local Jewish organiza-
tions who will be in attendance, others interested in par-
ticipating in the Mid-East Leadership Conference at the
Hyatt Palm Beaches on Sunday, Nov. 10 are advised to call
the office of the Community Relations Council of the
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County at 832-2120.
In addition to workshops examining media relations,
organizational cooperation and terrorism, which are
designed to improve the Jewish community's effectiveness
on behalf of Israel, the conference will feature presenta-
tions by Florida Governor Bob Graham, Senator Paula
Hawkins and Congressman Larry Smith, followed by
question-and-answer sessions that will allow participants to
convey their concerns and to gain information on the status
of important Middle East issues at the state and federal
level. (See related article on page 4.)
The $15 fee includes participating in the three
workshops and a Kosher luncheon.
Italy To Pursue Abbas
In a startling reversal, the
Italian government announced
last week that it will seek the
extradition and prosecution of
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion factional leader Mohamm-
ed Abbas, the alleged master-
mind of the Achille Lauro hi-
jacking. Abbas is thought to be
in Iraq.
In making the announce-
ment, interim Italian Prime
Minister Craxi, whose govern-
ment dissolved in the after-
math of the hijacking, claimed
that Italy's relations with the
United States are now "back
to normal," following the chill
that resulted when Italy decid-
ed to allow Abbas to flee.
Florida Congressman Dan
Mica, in a televeision interview
with the local ABC affiliate,
expressed little hope that Ab-
bas would be successfully ex-
tradited and prosecuted. He
reiterated the U.S. position
that Abbas was undoubtedly
behind the hijacking and that
he should never have been
released in the firstplace.
The day before the an-
nouncement from Rome, King
Hussein flew to Baghdad,
ostensibly to ensure that the
PLO does not set up head-
quarters there.
Jordan Blames PLO for Cancelled Meeting
JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel circles are plainly en-
couraged by the uncharacteristically clear-cut statements
by the government of Jordan holding the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization solely to blame for the last-minute
cancellation by British Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey
Howe of the meeting he was to have had in London with a
joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation, including two
members of the PLO.
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 1, 1985
Marilyn Klinghoffer
A Woman of Valor
South African Trade
Milton Gralla, a member of
the board of directors of The
Jewish Week and a New York
Jewish community leader, is
co-founder and executive vice
president of Gralla Publica-
tions, where Marilyn Klinghof-
fer is assistant personnel direc-
tor and a close associate.
world has had only fleeting
glimpses so far of Marilyn Kl-
inghoffer, widow of Leon Kl-
inghoffer, murder victim of
the Achille Lauro terrorists.
But after the funeral service
and traditional shiva period,
the public will get a better im-
pression of what her friends
and associates have seen for
years: a woman of exceptional
courage, intelligence, deter-
mination and sensitivity to
A recent incident is typical.
Marilyn has been a valued
member of our company staff
since 1972, and I visited her
early last week to convey our
affection and support, talk
about plans which will be an-
nounced soon and just chat. At
the end, we discussed the
tremendous media pressures,
public attention, genuine sup-
port and outright curiosity. I
offered her any "cover" to run
off and hide for a few days.
She looked me in the eye.
"You know me by now," she
said. "I would never run and
This recalls another quality
of Marilyn Klinghoffer. But
first some background.
Marilyn's first job in our
publishing firm was as part-
time circulation clerk. She was
full of energy and intelligence.
Leon had gone from operation
of Klinghoffer Supply into
manufacturing. Her daughters
were grown, and Marilyn was
seeking a career.
She climbed the ladder in cir-
culation, worked her way into
a personnel assistant's job and
by March 1976 had been pro-
moted to assistant personnel
director, second in command,
in a company with a reputation
for exceptional personnel stan-
dards. Her rapid growth and
series of achievements are too
staggering to be listed here.
In addition to the heavy
burden of interviewing,
testing, hand-holding, trouble-
shooting and problem-solving
in a company growing from
100 to 400 employees, Marilyn
was given considerable respon-
sibility in an ongoing effort
that I'll call "yuppie
In our series of training and
development efforts for many
bright young professionals in
our firms, I teach some
classes. I need someone
Continued on Page 6
In addition to citing alleged
and patently false
similarities between Israel and
South Africa, many of Israel's
critics point to its trade with
Pretoria as proof that the two
states are allies.
One student on a major West
Coast campus said that
Israel's trade with South
Africa "is one of the biggest
problems we have to face as
pro-Israel activists. After
dishing out all this garbage
about apartheid and Zionism
being identical, the anti-Israel
organizers point to the trade
as proof that Israel and South
Africa are in bed together. It's
hard to respond."
It shouldn't be. According to
a September 1984 Library of
Congress study, Israel's trade
with South Africa is "quite
small" or "minimal." The
report, "Israeli Relations With
Africa," was produced by the
Library's highly-respected
Congressional Research Ser-
vice (CRS) at the request of
Congressman Walter Faun-
troy (D., D.C.), a former chair-
man of the Congressional
Black Caucus.
The report, like all CRS pro-
ducts, has no ideological or
rlitical axes to grind. It mere-
, puts forth the facts and then
attempts to place them in
themselves or should. First,
take a look at South Africa's
exports to Israel and to other
countries. According to the In-
ternational Monetary Fund
(IMF), in 1983 Israel purchas-
ed $142 million in South
African goods. That $142
million compares to $1.55
billion which the United States
purchased in South African
products. Israel's purchases of
South African goods equalled
three-quarters of a percent of
South Africa's total exports.
As for exports to South
Africa, Israel sold $69 milion
in goods to Pretoria in 1983.
Compare that to the $2.2
billion in U.S. exports to South
In short, it is impossible to
make a serious case that
Israel's trade with South
Africa (0.4 percent of South
Africa's import and 0.7 per-
cent of its imports) is of great
significance to either country.
It need hardly be added that
a total Israeli boycott of
Pretoria would hurt Israel only
marginally and South Africa
not at all.
The same cannot be said
about the Arab states which
supply the oil to fuel the apar-
theid economy. According to
the Shipping Research
Bureau, an anti-apartheid
research organization in
Holland, 76 percent of South
Africa's petroleum comes from
Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the
United Arab Emirates.
An Arab boycott of South
Africa would bring the apar-
theid system to its knees. No
; should hold their breath
for that
The CRS report also ex
amines Israel's military r'
tionship with South Africa ,,
says tU the "Israel,"^
connections with South AfrT
appear to be a great 32
smaller than those of Fran*
and Italy." It adds that'2
1977 weapons transfers have
mostly ceased a* t
Israel's alleged nuclear
coP^at.c>n with South Africa
the CRS report finds no
evidence that it even exists.
The CRS report does not
stop with a mere examination
of what Israel does and does
not do with South Africa It
also offers an explanation of
the 'minimal" relationship It
points out that prior to th*
1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel
had economic, military
technical-training, and
diplomatic relations with most
Black African states
However, faced with Arab oil
blackmail after the war, those
states broke their ties with
Israel and expelled Israeli
technicians, doctors,
engineers, and diplomats. It
was only then that Israel
began to look toward Pretoria.
The report concludes that if
Black Africa's break with
Israel in 1973 caused Israel to
consider improving relations
with South Africa a move by
black Africa toward Israel
might produce a break in
Israel's ties with Pretoria.
Irwin Schulman, senior com-
munity consultant of the Na-
tional Jewish Communitv
Relations Advisory Council
(NJCRAC), will lead a
workshop entitled Developing
Organizational Cooperation
into a Unified Community as
part of the Mid-East Leader-
ship Conference, to be held on
Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Hyatt
Palm Beaches.
Mrs. Helen Hoffman, chair
of the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish Federa-
tion of Palm Beach County,
will moderate the workshop,
which will be held concurrently
with two others designed to
improve the Jewish com-
munity's effectiveness regar-
ding issues relevant to Israel.
Mr. Schulman, who received
a BA from the University of
Delaware and a master's
degree from the University of
Hawaii, originally came to
NJCRAC as a consultant to its
Israel Task Force in 1974 from
NJCRACs Schulman To Lead Workshop
At Mid-East Leadership Conference
New Orleans, where for three
years he had been assistant
director of the Jewish Welfare
Prior to that Mr. Schulman
held several positions with the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith, beginning as com-
munity consultant in the
League's Southeast regional
office in Atlanta and advanc-
ing to director of ADL
regional offices in New
Orleans, Miami, Birmingham
and Atlanta.
As a result of his extensive
experience in Jewish com-
munity relations, Mr.
Schulman has traveled
throughout the U.S. con-
sulting with communities to
aid them in implementing their
grogramming for Israel,
oviet Jewry and domestic
Citing the need for
Schulman's workshop, Mrs.
Hoffman said, "We have to get
more of our story out and
establish a more concrete
liaison with non-Jewish com-
munity organizations such as
the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs
and the Junior League."
Mrs. Hoffman, who recently
returned from NJCRACs
quarterly conference, added
that the purpose of the
workshop is "to pool people
and resources together so we
can set up a network within
which we can influence opinion
in the general community as
well as in the Jewish
The Mid-East Leadership
Conference will also feature
presentations by and question-
and answer sessions with
Florida Governor Bob
Graham, Senator Paula
Hawkins and Congressman
Larry Smith.
Irwin Schulman
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Friday, November 1,1986
Volume 11
Twenty-two Jewish student
activists for Soviet Jewry from
universities throughout the
country had themselves ar-
rested Wntly at a protest in
front of the Soviet Embassy as
some 150 of their peers
demonstrated in support
across the street.
The protest and arrests were
organized a few weeks ago by
participants in the National
Jewish Student Conference on
Public Policy Issues, which is
Jewish Students Arrested
sponsored by the B'nai B'rith
Hulel Foundation. Although
the students initiated and plan-
ned the demonstration in-
dependently of Hillel, B'nai
nth __Kovid.ed transporta-
came to represent, and bound
together by some symbolic
chains of yellow ribbon -
crossed the street and lined up
in front of the Embassy, where
a former refusenik shouted a
while the Wasmngton statement on behalf of Soviet
Board of Rabbis which has Jews J"
sponsored four similar
demonstrations since last May
-sponsored the protest. A
half-hour after congregating
across the street fiwn the
Soviet Embassy, the 22
in Russian over
The protest was the fifth one
nee last spring in which
demonstrators were arrested,
according to Rabbi Bruce
Kahn o? the Washing-ton
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students each wearing a T- Board of Rabbis. Of the 60 ar-
shirt with the name of a rested before, some 40 were
Prisoner of Conscience he rabbis.

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JNF To Hold Fourth Judicial Mission
The fourth annual Judicial
Mission and Symposium of the
Jewish National Fund of
America will be held in Israel
from Dec. 25 to Jan. 3. At-
torneys and other members of
the legal profession from
across the United States will
participate, and will take ad-
vantage of the opportunity to
meet top Israeli jurists,
lawyers, academic and rab-
binical authorities, and
government officials. The mis-
sion's theme will be the impact
of Halacha, Jewish law, on
contemporary social issues.
The symposium will be
chaired by Menachem Berger,
president of the Israel Bar
Association, announced
Charlotte Jacobson, president
of the JNF of America. Discus-
sions are scheduled with Meir
Shamgar, presiding Supreme
Court Judge; Moshe Nissim,
Minister of Justice; Professor
Yitzhak Zamir, Attorney
General; and Moshe Rivlin,
World Chairman, Jewish Na-
tional Fund, Jerusalem. Mrs.
Jacobson noted that the
Judicial Mission will include
visits to an absorption center,
Israeli courts, and penal
reform facilities. The field
trips, she said, will
demonstrate the impact of
Halachic law upon such cur-
rent issues as the absorption of
Ethiopian Jews and the prac-
tices of the military
The mission's theme will also
be explored through a dialogue
with Rabbinic leaders, an ad-
dress on the "Impact of the
Rambam on our Legal
System" by one of Israel's
outstanding academicians, and
a discussion entitled,
"Implementation of Social and
Land Policies," led by an ex-
pert from JNF.
Dates for the 1986 Judicial
Mission and Symposium were
chosen to coincide with a time
of year when court calendars
in the United States are
customarily less demanding,
enabling more members of the
legal profession and their
families to take an unusual and
exciting vacation in Israel. The
deluxe travel program pro-
vides accommodations in first-
class hotels, including two
meals a day, with lunches en
route during the touring. The
cost is $1550 per person, dou-
ble occupancy, and includes
round trip fare from New
York. Extensions are available
to Eilat and other areas in
Israel, as well as to Cairo and
major European capitals.
For further information,
please contact Rabbi Mort
Rubin, Jewish National Fund,
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York, NY 10021.
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Arms Sale Delayed Until March
Continued from Page 1
tion came after a week of
negotiations between senators
and Administration officials.
Neither the White House nor
Congress wanted the arms
sale battle to be fought on the
eve of the summit; the re-
quired 30-day formal notifica-
tion period was scheduled to
end Nov. 21, and a vote of
disapproval at that time would
have weakened the President's
position at a crucial time.
The House of Represen-
tatives is likely to go ahead
and pass its disapproval
resolution, co-sponsored by
Reps. Dante Fascell and Larry
Smith of Florida and backed
by local Congressmen Tom
Lewis and Dan Mica, which
will result in the need for a
Senate-House conference com-
mittee. Nurberger said that
the House will probably accept
the postponement compromise
already passed by the Senate.
Ironically, the one senator
who voted against the resolu-
tion was Christopher Dodd of
Connecticut, one of Israel's
strongest supporters in the
Senate. He disapproved of the
resolution because it was not
worded strongly enough and
could conceivably allow the
Administration to sell Jordan
arms on March 2, 1986.
The Senate vote came
against the backdrop of
deteriorating relations bet-
ween Palestine Liberation
Organization chairman Yasir
Arafat and Jordan's King Hus-
sein, whom Nurnberger called
"the kay figure" in Middle
East peace negotiations.
Hussein has become disen-
chanted with the PLO ever
since their terrorist attack
against Israeli tourists in
Cyprus. Hussein reportedly
felt that the attack was
strategically planned so that
Israel would counter with
reprisals against PLO posi-
tions in Jordan, rather than
Tunisia, in order to undermine
any further rapprochement
between Israel and Jordan.
Hussein was also upset with
the scuttling of talks between
British leaders and the PLO,
caused in Hussein's opinion by
the intractability of the PLO
representatives, who reneged
on a previously worked-out
agreement that the talks
would be held on the premise
that Israel's right to exist
would be acknowledged and
that armed struggle would be
The third crack in the
Hussein-Arafat alliance,
originally established last
February, occurred as a result
of Hussein's displeasure with
the PLO's role in the Achille
Lauro hijacking.
The distance between Jor-
dan and the PLO widened fur-
ther last week when Hussein
began to seek the reopening of
diplomatic relations with
Syria, whose president, Hafez
Assad, is a fierce opponent of
"We are at the point of a
reassessement of the entire
situation in terms of our joint
effort (with the PLO)," Hus-
sein said recently.
This reassessment also
comes on the heels of Israeli
Prime Minister Shimon Peres'
speech to the UN General
Assembly, which did not reject
the notion of an international
peace conference but which
did reject the idea of PLO
Although the Jordanian
delegation walked out at the
beginning of the speech, King
Hussein reportedly responded
positively to it, and soon after
Peres' address Assistant
Secretary of State Richard
Murphy flew to Jordan to meet
with Hussein and Egypt's
President Hosni Mubarak, in
what may signal the beginning
of a significant realignment of
power in the Arab world.
As Ralph Nurnberger said,
"Something is happening;
there is an incredible amount
of movement."
In the developing scenario
the Senate vote to delay arms
sales to Jordan may turn out to
be the initial step in the com-
plicated pathway towards
peace in the Middle East.
A Women Of Valor
Continued from Page 1
unafraid to post-interview the
students and give me an
honest critque. It's not always
easy to come back to the co-
founder and executive vice
president of a publishing firm
and tell him what he did wrong
in this morning's classroom.
Nobody wants to offend the
Mailyn added that whole
assignment to her job burden
eight or nine years ago
organization, preparation and
post-class critique of our
editors' and new salespersons'
training series. I wouldn't dare
assign anyone else. Marilyn is
thorough, professional, sen-
sitive to the needs of each in-
dividual, and as candid as
necessary, whenever
necessary, with any and all
Another career aspect tells
more about Marilyn s special
qualities. Her files are filled
with letters from numerous job
applicants even those she
did not hire. Regardless of
time pressures, she takes the
time to discuss job directions
and alternatives with ap-
plicants who, for whatever
reason, could not fit our needs.
Here's a typical letter to my
brother Larry, president of the
"Your personnel manager,
Mrs. Klinghoffer, was ex-
tremely helpful, patient and
encouraging. After reading
my resume and writing
samples, she was able to sug-
gest two fields (one of which I
had never thought about)
which she felt most suited my
talents. She was gracious and
generous with time and advice.
Never have I felt more at ease
than in this interview with an
absolutely charming lady."
Although Marilyns own per-
sonnel file is filled with such
adjectives as "charming,"
"gracious" and even
"aristocratic," her associates
were not at all surprised to
read that she had spat in the
faces of the murderers when
identifying them in Italy, then
recalled the incident to Presi-
dent Reagan when he
telephoned her. She is a
fighter when pressed; she will
have more to say on her own
after the mourning period.
Still another quality which
truly inspired her many
friends and associates was the
devotion to Leon. Despite the
strokes which began disabling
him in the late 1970s, the Kl-
inghoffers continued to attend
company gatherings, wed-
dings and other functions, and
together met the logistical pro-
blems of his disability with
grace and dignity.
After getting Marilyn's okay
to write this little profile, I
checked her first resume and
found more facts I had never
known. Despite family and
business needs, she has been
an involved "doer" in Jewish
and social causes. The credits
include B'nai B'rith, president
of an Adler Memorial Fund,
president of the Stuyvesant
Cancer Care chapter, and ser-
vice in various election cam-
paign committees.
What's the reaction of a few
hundred business friends and
colleagues when Marilyn's life
is suddenly changed by this
nightmarish experience? Pro-
bably it's the same anger,
followed by new sense of pur-
pose, which has been heard
from thousands of others.
But in the case of those who
know and love the Klinghof-
fers, and the valiant woman
who is carrying on, the feeling
is more intense, as is the desire
to derive something mean-
ingful from the experience.
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JCC News
The Jewish Community Center invites the community tn
the Second Annual Jewish Book Fair which will be Mh
Sunday, Nov. 17 starting at 10 a.m. m
Plans are presently in the works for a preview Saturday
evening, Nov. 16 at the Center. Special guests will be in-
vited to review certain books. Call the Center (689-77ooi
for a detailed flyer. '
Both hard cover books and soft cover books to satisfy the
tastes of those being read to (young children) and the bepn
ning reader to the mature readers will be on hand.
There will also be a used book section.
In addition, the special Chanukah Gift Shoppe of the
Center will also be available.
For additional information, please call Harreen Bertisch
at 689-7700.
The Jewish Community Center invites all dessert lovers
and dessert fanciers to send in their favorite or special
dessert recipes, the more the merrier, to be published in a
forthcoming "Delectable Desserts" cookbook.
Some suggested categories are Old time favorites
(Baba's Best), Passover delights, low calorie natural treats
fabulous fancies, or easy does it.
Semi-finalists will be invited to a special "Bake Off par-
ty. The best will be featured as "Blue Ribbon" recipes and
winners will receive prizes.
Please mail entries to Frances Witt, Jewish Community
Center, 2415 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409.
For additional information please call 689-7700.
The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will be having their planning plus wine tasting
meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center
2415 Okeechobee Blvd.
Please arrive on time. Tasting will come after planning.
Space is limited and reservations are requested.
Please call Terrie at 689-7700 by Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The Young Singles (22-38) of the Jewish Community
Center will be gathering to enjoy a house party at "Casa
Goldberg" at 363 Selva Terrace, West Palm Beach, Satur-
day, Nov. 9.
Donation is $3 per JCC member and $5 per non-JCC
member. For additional information please call Terri at
The Single Pursuits (38-58) of the Jewish Community
Center will be getting together at Bennigan's at 11 a.m. for
brunch, Sunday, Nov. 3.
Bennigan's is located at 2070 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Ann Pearlman is the hostess and will welcome all.
Call 689-7700 for additional information.
The Single Pursuits (38-58) of the Jewish Community
Center will be conducting their next Planning Meeting on
Monday, Nov. 4 at Phyllis Loeb's new residence. Call
585-7712 for directions. Donation: $1. Come and have a
voice in the future.
The Single Pursuits (35-58) of the Jewish Community
Center will get together for a Happy Hour at Houlihan's at
the Palm Beach Mall, Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy good company and good hors d'oeuvres. Hostess:
Mim Levinson.
The Prime Time Singles (55 plus) of the Jewish Com-
munity Center will be holding their monthly business
meeting at the Center, 2415 Okeechobee Blvd., Thursday,
Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. This will be followed by dancing, socializ-
ing, refreshments, and good company. All are invited.
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Shared Suffering Basis For Christian-Jewish Dialogue
20th Anniversary Of Nostra Aetate Celebrated
John Cardinal O'Connor told a
meeting here marking the 20th
anniversary of the promulga-
tion of Vatican Council II
Nostra Aetate the declara-
tion which repudiates anti-
Semitism and the deicide
charge that a sharing of the
"mystery of the suffering of
the Holocaust" is the "founda-
tion for true Christian-Jewish
Close to 700 people attended
the celebration of the anniver-
sary of Nostra Aetate at Tem-
ple Emanu-El here sponsored
by six Jewish organizations,
the Archdiocese of New York
and Brooklyn, and the con-
gregation. Discarding most of
his eight-page prepared text,
the Cardinal shared with the
audience his personal feelings
about the Holocaust, the
Jewish perceptions of its uni-
queness in history, and the im-
portance of understanding
both phenomena through a ge-
nuine dialogue between Chris-
tians and Jews.
The Cardinal told the au-
dience that he had "tried to
steep" himself in Holocaust
literature and had "read ex-
tensively" both scholarly and
testimonial works on the sub-
ject to "see the Holocaust
through the eyes of those who
had experienced it." He had
wept and been "chilled" when
reading these, he said.
Whenever he reads from any
book on the Holocaust "my
heart is torn to shreds," he
O'Connor also described how
he had wrestled with the belief
of Jews that "no suffering in
all of history can be com-
parable to the Holocaust, and
that therefore it is sacrilegious
for any of us to enunciate our
suffering and compare it with
But, he continued, he
"pleads" with Jews to
recognize that the "common
frame of reference of all peo-
ple everywhere is suffering.
We each of us suffer." He said
Catholics had experienced
"enormous suffering over the
centuries." The Cardinal
"We cannot accept a
trivialization of our sorrows
and suffering and oppression
at various times throughout
the centuries ... a brushing
off of these as not worthy of
consideration because they are
not comparable to the mystery
of the suffering of the
Suffering, O'Connor said,
"is the language of dialogue."
Israel Bonds
New Variable Rate
Issue Announced
A State of Israel variable
rate bond issue of $250 million
for Israel's economic develop-
ment has been announced by
the Israel Bond Organization,
which markets a variety of
Government of Israel
securities in the United States,
Canada and abroad. The an-
nouncement was made by
David B. Hermelin, national
campaign chairman, and Brig.
Gen. (Res.) Yehudah Halevy,
president and chief executive
Like the three previous
issues, which totaled $300
million, the fourth variable
rate issue bond pays a
minimum of 7V percent in-
terest plus half the excess, if
any, of the average prime rate
over 7Ve percent as determin-
ed on February 1 and August 1
of each year. The current rate
is 8V* percent.
In their statement, the bond
leaders pointed out that the
organization's VRI bonds have
been selling very well and
although the bond has a three-
year redemption feature, vir-
tually all the original pur-
chasers of this financial instru-
ment have continued to hold
these bonds in their porfolios,
thus indicating their
The VRI bond is available
only to profit-sharing plans,
pension and retirement funds
of all lands, Keogh Plans, In-
dividual Retirement Plans
(IRA), foundations and public
endowment funds.
The minimum investment is
$25,000, and the bond matures
in 12 years. It can be redeemed
after three years from the date
of purchase on 120 days'
notice, or earlier in the event
of the dissolution of an
employee benefit fund or the
death of an individual IRA or
Keogh plan beneficiary.
Since its inception the Israel
Bond Organization, a principal
source of development capital
for Israel, has provided over
$7.3 billion for every aspect of
Israel's economy. More than
$4 billion has been repaid by
the Government of Israel to
holders of matured bonds.
Bond proceeds, channeled to
Israel's development budget,
help to finance the construc-
tion of highways and habors,
the expansion of communica-
tions and transport, the
building of new towns and the
development of new sources of
CJF Assembly
Continued from Page 3
plenary to represent all the
survivors in that community.
In addition, six survivors will
stand on the stage, each
representing one million of the
six million Jews who perished
during the war, and be joined
by six children who are descen-
dants of survivors to light a
menorah symbolizing survival
and the future.
Because the assembly im-
mediately precedes President
Reagan's summit conference
with the Soviet leadership,
presidents and executives of
Jewish Federations will be
presenting letters at the
Soviet Embassy on Thursday
and Friday mornings, Nov. 14
and 15, protesting the failure
of the Russians to permit
emigration of Soviet Jews. It
is hoped that this demonstra-
tion will ensure consideration
of this issue at the Summit
He called on Jews to "unders-
tand our lack of understan-
ding" and not to "withhold"
from Christians the "mystery
of the suffering of the
Holocaust." This, he said, "far
beyond the magnificent social
works we could engage in
together," is the "true founda-
tion for true dialogue" bet-
ween Christians and Jews.
Responding to the Cardinal,
Rabbi A. James Rubin, Na-
tional Interreligious Affairs
director of the American
Jewish Committee, said that
before 1965, Catholics and
Jews had been "separate and
unreconciled to one another"
because of the suspicion and
theological bias stemming
from 2,000 years of history.
Catholics, he said, often saw
Jews "as spiritually and
sometimes even a physically
surplus people ..." with some
believing that Jews were
"cursed because of the crime
of deicide killing Jesus.
Jews perceived Catholics as
"members of a church that
professed love but often prac-
ticed hatred and bigotry.
Rudin likened Nostra Aetate
to the Magna Carta, the
Declaration of Independence,
and the Constitution. Since the
"purging" of the "teaching of
contempt" about Jews and
Judaism from textbooks, and
increasingly, from prayers
set into motion by Nostra
Aetate many people "cannot
remember the animus that
once characterized relw..
between Catholics andtj?
Rabbi Leon Klenicki, din*
tor of the Interfaith aE
Department of B'nai R&
said that Jews and Christ!
shared the mission *S^
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where there is a new paeank*
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and the nght to believe ^
The six Jewish organizations
which sponsored the meetiru,
were the AJCommittee Anti
Defamation League of' B'nai
B nth, Jewish Reconstruc
tiomst Foundation, New Yorlr
Board of Rabbis, Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, and the Zionist
Organization of America.
News From The Day School
Mensches Of The Month Honored
A very unique and special
awards program has been in-
stituted this year at the Jewish
Community Day School of
Palm Beach County: The
Mensch of the Month Award.
The first recipients of the
Mensch of the Month award
were announced Wednesday,
Oct. 16, by the executive direc-
tor Barbara Steinberg at an
assembly of students from
kindergarten through third
grade. Honored
kindergarteners were Shaun
Raye and Sara Lewis; the first
grade recipient was Hillary
Lis; and the second grade win-
ner was Brian Gottlieb. The
Mensch of the Month program
has been designed "to honor
our younger students for
displaying particularly
"menschy' behavior, including
work habits, and, most impor-
tant of all, exhibiting caring
and sharing behavior toward
others," said Mrs. Steinberg.
Each Rosh Hodesh, the first
day of the Jewish month, a dif-
ferent child from
kindergarten, first and second
grade will receive the Mensch
of the Month award.
Second Graders Initiated Into Torah Study
The children of the second
grade at the Jewish Communi-
ty Day School of Palm Beach
County were the honorees at
the Hagigat HaSefer ceremony
Wednesday, Oct. 9, when they
formally began their study of
Torah. They received their
United Way
first Torah Study Books to
commemorate the festive
Under the direction of their
Jewish studies teacher, Ms.
Shoshana Sharf, the class gave
a song and dance presentation
before an audience of students
and second grade parents.
Following the ceremony
everyone enjoyed a treat of
candied apples and juice, com-
pliments of Denva and Philip
At the final report meeting
of the 1985 United Way of
Palm Beach County campaign
held Oct. 24 at the PGA
Sheraton Resort, J. Lawrence
Sartory, 1985 general cam-
paign chairman, reported con-
tributions from the corporate
and employee donations have
reached $2,710,540, which
represents 90.3 percent of the
$3 Million and More goal and
$312,540 ahead of last year at
this same time.
With less than two weeks to
go in the campaign, Sartory
stated that success in reaching
the goal and meeting the needs
of United Way's 4a local
human care service -agencies
depends on every volunteer,
employee and corporation
reaching beyond their means
to bring in the money. United
Way must generate a
minimum of $100,000 a week
to reach its goal. These last
two weeks are critical.
The United Way campaign
ends Nov. 14 with a planned
celebration dinner at the PGA
Sheraton Resort themed "The
Magic Is You."
I ictured from left to right are Barbara Steinberg, executive
director, and this month's mensches. Hillary Lis, Shaun
Raye, Sara Lewis and Brian Gottlieb.
Second graders at the Jewish Community Day School were
recently initiated into formal Torah study during a Hagigu
HaSefer ceremony.

International Organization
Aiding Chinese Jews
Friday, November 1, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Paj?e 9
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
(Editor's note: Rabbi An-
son Laytner is the director of
the Community Relations
Council of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Seat-
tle and secretary of the Sino-
judaic Institute.)
Over sixty years have pass-
ed since the last organized ef-
fort was initiated to contact
and possibly assist the Chinese
Jews of Kaifeng, in Henan pro-
vince, People's Republic of
At that time, in 1924, the oc-
cidental Jewish community of
Shanghai briefly resurrected
the "Shanghai Society for the
Rescue of Chinese Jews," but
its efforts soon ended in
From then until the fall of
the "Gang of Four," the
Kaifeng Jews were visited but
rarely and little information
about their situation could be
With the demise of the
"Gang of Four" and the
renewed hospitality of China
towards the West, Kaifeng
opened its doors for the first
time to Western tourists,
many of them Jews seeking
clues to the survival of the
Chinese Jews. A number of
foreign correspondents sta-
tioned in Beijing similarly
traveled to the city and reports
of their encounters with
descendents of the Chinese
Jews were published in leading
American daily papers.
The Chinese Jews, originally
Middle Eastern Jews who
1,000 years ago traversed the
Silk Route of Central Asia, set-
tled primarily in Kaifeng, an
ancient capital city about 400
miles south and west of Beij-
ing. For the last 150 years they
have survived without a
synagogue or rabbi, without
any understanding of Hebrew
and lacking most Jewish
rituals. A sense of Jewish
ethnic identity, just about all
that remains, has been
transmitted from one genera-
tion to the next and the
Chinese Jews often list their
nationality as Jewish rather
than as Han or ethnic Chinese.
Estimates as to the number
of Chinese Jews vary, but it is
generally thought that 160
identifiably Jewish families
still live in Kaifeng with
possibly as many as 200
families more in Xian, another
ancient Chinese capital. Total
numbers range from 2,000 at a
minimum to a high of 10,000.
Whatever their number, it is
clear that, with official sup-
port, the Chinese Jews are ex-
periencing something of a
revival. In 1981, a Chinese
Jewish professor wrote a
ground-breaking article in a
popular national journal entitl-
ed. "I am a Chinese Jew," in
which she reclaimed her
heritage (she grew up thinking
she was a Muslim) and outlined
the history of her people.
Chinese scholars have engaged
in archaeological studies in
Kaifeng, monographs on the
Kaifeng Jews have been
published and plans are under-
way for the construction of a
Jewish section in the new
Kaifeng Museum. Just recent-
ly the Chinese Jews were ac-
corded official ethnic minority
status by the Chinese govern-
ment, a move which may have
a greater impact on their
struggle to survive than any
other factor.
As knowledge of the con-
tinued existence of the
Chinese Jews spread in the
West and new articles and
books were published, efforts
were also undertaken to coor-
dinate the circulation of infor-
mation and study projects by
those interested in the subject.
These efforts culminated on
June 27, 1985 when, at a
meeting in Palo Alto, Califor-
nia, leading American Jewish
scholars and activists in this
field convened to found The
Sino Judaic Institute, to work
with the Chinese government
and the Kaifeng Jews to study
and preserve Chinese Jewish
life, culture and artifacts.
Convenor of the gathering,
Leo Grabow, a long-time stu-
dent of the Chinese Jews and
president-elect of the In-
stitute, talked about what
catalyzed him into action. In
December of 1984, he received
a letter from Professor Louis
Schwartz who was spending
an academic year teaching in
Beijing. Professor Schwartz
had heard of a colony of Jews
who once lived in Kaifeng and
wondered if there were Jewish
descendents who still
acknowledged their heritage.
Prof. Schwartz not only
made contact with the
descendents of the Chinese
Jews, but his contacts were
historic. He established close
relations with Jewish families,
visited their homes on fre-
quent occasions, and con-
ducted many interviews. Not
only did he visit with the
Chinese Jews, but he made
friendly contact with
Kaifeng's Mayor, the curator
of the Kaifeng Museum, the
manager of Kaifeng's C.I.T.S.
(the China travel agency),
university people, and a
number of Chinese scholars.
Prof. Schwartz noted that
these Jews knew nothing of
Jewish history, tradition or
religion, though some clung to
the notion that they were Jews
and had derived from a people
different from other Chinese.
He wondered if he should at-
tempt to introduce them to
Judaism, but restrained
himself, as he did not want to
be considered a proselytiser by
the authorities. After many
discussions with Chinese Jews
as well as Chinese non-Jews,
the concept of a Judaica
Museum in Kaifeng was born.
As a result of Prof.
Schwartz's historic efforts, a
number of Jewish scholars and
activists, with Prof. Schwartz
present, officially formed The
Sino-Judaic Institute.
At its day-long meeting, The
Sino-Judaic Institute adopted
the following goals and
1. To develop knowledge of
the history and activities of the
Jews of China, including the
support of a Jewish section of
the Kaifeng Museum.
2. To assist and promote
scholarship and research about
the Jews of China.
3. To publish information
and scholarly material on the
Jews of China.
4. To promote friendship
with and understanding of the
Jews of China.
5. To develop close coopera-
tion between Chinese groups
and Jewish groups for pur-
poses of mutual interest.
The Institute plans to
publish a newsletter and to
serve as a briefing and infor-
mation collecting center. In
addition, the Institute will
endeavor to support a private
mini-museum in a Jewish home
on the ancient Jewish street in
Kaifeng. Plans are also under-
way for knowledgeable
visitors to conduct educational
and cultural programs for in-
terested Chinese officials and
Chinese Jews.
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Eye Absorption
700 Ethiopian Jewish families
have now begun to enter the se-
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cess in Israel and will by Febraury
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centers, according to a senior
Israeli official involved in Ethio-
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World Assembly of Moroccan Jewry Calls for
Arab-Israel Peace
MONTREAL (JTA) The first World Assembly of
Moroccan Jewry ended with a call for Arab-Israel coex-
istence and a pledge to help promote a just and lasting
peace in the Middle East.
Some 150 delegates, representing 750,000 Moroccan-
born Jews around the world, adopted a program that in-
cluded an appeal "to strengthen the attachment and
solidarity between Morocco and Moroccan Jews wherever
they may be."
The head of the Israeli delegation to the conference,
Knesset member Rafi Edery, a close adviser of Prime
Minister Shimon Peres, urged in a speech to the Assembly
that King Hassan should "launch another initiative aimed
at direct Israel-Arab talks."
"Nearly 10 years ago," he recalled, "the King played
host at secret meetings of Egyptian and Israeli officials
that led to President Sadat's flight to Jerusalem. I appeal
to King Hassan to launch another such initiative, this time
aimed at Israeli talks with Jordan."
Soviet Refusenik Arrives in Israel
TEL AVTV (JTA) Mark Naahpitz, a lone-term
Soviet refusenik, arriving here with his wife Ludmilla and
their five-year-old son Benjamin, said the first thing he
wanted to do was to taste his mother's gefilte fish.
Nashpitz, who first applied for an exit visa in 1971, had
been told some weeks ago that he would never get a visa.
But recently, he was suddenly informed that he and his
family had to leave the Soviet Union within 48 hours.
They left Moscow for Vienna and arrived at Ben Gurion
Airport and were met by Mark's parents, Chaim and Ita,
who live in Haifa and who came to Israel some years ago.
Chaim Naspitz defected while on a mission with a delega-
tion to Denmark 29 years ago, when Mark was eight years
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, November 1, 1985
At a recent Southeast
District Steering Committee
Meeting of the American Red
Magen David for Israel (ARM-
DI) it was announced that as a
result of the phenomenal
growth in the membership of
ARMDI in Dade, Broward and
Palm Beach Counties, sec-
tional chairmen would be ap-
pointed. These chairmen will
assist the various chapters in
their areas to coordinate their
efforts for the more efficient
and amicable functioning of
the organization.
Sectional chairmen are Ar-
thur Kepes, president of the
Point East chapter, Dade
County chairman; Wilber
(Buddy) Neustein, former
president of the Ashkelon
chapter, chairman of Broward
County; and Harry Lerner,
outgoing president of the
Netanya chapter, chairman for
Palm Beach County.
"I expect that these new
chairmen will add a new
dimension to the Southeast
District of ARMDI," said
Southeast District Director,
Robert L. Schwartz, "With
their experience, creativity
and dedication, they should
provide immeasurable
assistance to our Chapters in
their areas. They may also
assist us in coordinating
various activities among the
District Chapters. We are
looking forward to seeing the
potential of this approach."
Four No's
Continued from Page 2
Organization; an interim agree-
ment with Jordan: no territorial
compromise; and firm denial of an
Israeli role in any peace process
that would be convened under in-
ternational auspices.
sisting that his visit to the United
States, both at the United Nations
and in Washington, had wrought a
"dramatic change" that could
lead to direct Israeli-Jordanian
peace talks without the PLO.
At the same time, he appeared
to retreat from what he said in his
speech at the United Nations in
which he called upon the Security
Council to launch direct negotia-
tions between Israel and a joint
Jordanian-Palestinian delegation.
It is understood that Peres
assured the Cabinet Sunday that
the Security Council's role would
be limited to a statement calling
on Israel and Jordan to begin
negotiations between them.
Once these direct talks were
taking place, explained Peres,
then the Security Council would
bow out of the negotiations.
Memorial Fund
World Council of Synagogues, the
international agency of the Con-
servative movement, has
established a David Zucker
memorial fund for an interna-
tional youth exchange program.
Zucker was a council founder and
one of the benefactors who helped
make possible purchase of the
Center for Conservative Judaism
in Jerusalem. He had lived in
Great Neck, N.Y.
Boynton Beach Chapter is planning a New Year's trip and
celebration Dec. 31 through Jan. 2, 1986 to Miami at the
Shelbome Hotel. Kosher food, entertainment and bus
transportation are provided. Only a limited amount of
rooms are available.
Next meeting: Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at Royal
Palm Beach Clubhouse, Boynton Beach. A collation is serv-
ed courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Burkhoff. Guests are
Masada Chapter calendar of events.
Thursday, Nov. 7 Luncheon and card party at the
Sherbrooke Country Club. $13 per person including
Wednesday, Dec. 15 Lunch and show at the Burt
Reynolds Dinner Theatre. Show "Man of la Mancha"
tickets $32 including transportation.
Monday, Dec. 30 New Year's Weekend three days
and two nights at the Carribean Gulf Resort. Includes New
Year's Eve party on the Belle of St. Peter (ship) also two
breakfasts, cocktail party. Also includes Busch Gardens -
first night dinner theatre. Second night New Year's Eve
party. De Luxe resort.
Volunteers will be calling throughout all of Palm Beach,
Martin, and St. Lucie counties, as part of a nationwideje-
enrollment and new membership drive for woman power
and financial support for our vital programs in the United
States and Israel.
Hadassah projects cover on-going health care, medical
research, education, youth welfare, and land reclamation in
Israel. The goal of these important projects is basically to
insure a better quality of life for the people of Israel.
The Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center is
widely recognized for its medical research and quality care.
It is considered one of the finest facilities in the world.
Hadassah's impact on American life calls for its
grassroots, mass-membership drive. More than any single
organization, it represents the broadest cross section of
Jewish life in America today. When its 385,000 members
and their highly informed families and friends speak out on
any issues, decision makers listen.
Hadassah has kept its dues to a minimum: $15 annually.
This includes a subscription to the Hadassah Magazine, the
world's most popular magazine of Jewish interest. Our
dues underwrite administrative costs, and youth and adult
programs in the United States.
For more detailed information, please call the Florida
Atlantic Region office.
The Hadassah Associates of Mid-Palm Beach County
will meet on Monday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sunrise
Bank located on Military Trail and Gun Club Road.
Guest speaker will be Mr. Tom Kelly, Editor of the Palm
Beach Post.
His subject will be "Current State of Affairs in the Mid-
dle East, with Emphasis on Arab-Israeli Relationships."
Mr. Kelly recently returned from Israel and his observa-
tions will enable those present to see the Holy Land from
the perspective of a newspaper editor.
Who: Henrietta Szold Chapter of Hadassah
What: General Membership Meeting
When: Tuesday, Nov. 191 p.m.
Where: Auditoriuim of Lakeside Village, Lillian Road
west of Congress Ave. in Palm Springs.
Program: Book review by Mrs. Helen Nussbaum She
will review several books. Refreshments will be served.
Dates to remember Thursday, Dec. 5, Dessert and
Card Party in Lakeside Auditorium
Membership luncheon Thursday, Dec. 12, lunch will be
served, plus entertainment. $3.50 to defray cost of lun-
cheon. Your memebrship dues must be paid in order to at-
tend this luncheon, which will be prepared by our members.
Yoyel Hadassah of W. Palm Beach will hold its Board
meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m., at the American
Savings Bank.
"Golda" will be shown at the Lake Worth Playhouse on
Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. Transportation is available.
The next meeting of Aliya Lake Worth Chapter will be
on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1 -p.m. in the Sunrise Meeting
Room, (next to Travel Agency) 4645 Gun Club Road West.
In observance of Education Day, speakers will be Sophia
Jacobson, Education Chairman Shirley Greenberg and a
reading by Helen Smith. Refreshments will be served.
The Labor Zionist AUiance-Poale Zion will meet on
Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9:80 a.m. at the American su
Bank, Westgate, Century Village. h&m
Mr. Julius Cogen, former director of the pk-
Histadrut office, will discuss, "Israel's Place Am 1
Nations of the Middle East." mon ^
Century Chapter Women's American ORT will hu
next meting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 12:30 d m at a l1
Sholom. Estelle Plaskow will give a dramaticbookr^ ei
All are welcome. "ew
Nov. 23 to 30 Thanksgiving cruise on the S.S. Caribe
Dec. 30 through Jan. 1 New Year's celebration a
rive at Wilson's World Hotel in Orlando afternoon Z '"
cot evening at Mardi Gras New Year's Eve MariTi
Dinner Theatre dinner and show, New Year's Eve narh
plus New Year's breakfast. Jan. 1, Once Upon a Sta?
lunch and show and home. ^e ~
Sunday, Jan. 19 Bal Harbour Sheraton Las V*
Revue plus lunch. Call Rose 686-1535. ^
The Women's League for Israel, Sabra Chapter will
hold its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1 p m at th
Chase Federal Bank, at the Jefferson Mall. e
On Nov. 13, we will have a Luncheon and Card Partvat
Sizzler's Restaurant on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
On Dec. 12, we will have a Mini-Luncheon and Card Pan,
at the Chase Bank. We will have home made cakes and
other goodies.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5 Yiddish Culture will present violin
virtuoso Harry Levme. He will be accompanied by Dora
Alice and Charles Kurland known as the Rocking Chair
Melodears will entertain us with singing, guitar and piano
The Nov. 12 Yiddish Culture program is being sponsored
by The Chase Federal Savings and Loan Association. They
are bringing us a group of professional performers in an
outstanding program. In addition Chase Bank is planning a
surprise for our audience.
On Nov. 19 Yiddish Culture will present 'The Musical
Friends' consisting of Lillian Kessler, singer and pianist
and the violins of Jacky Lorber, Phil Herman and Sam
Louise Shure who has served as director of The Palm
Beach County Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation
League will talk to us on the subject of anti-Semitism and
current issues affecting our people.
The Nov. 26 program of Yiddish Culture will present the
Century Village Mandolin Ensemble under the leadershp of
Moms Bell. Vocalist Esther Colon and Miriam Binder will
be at the piano.
The well known 'Lyric Trio' consisting of executive board
member Max Lubert, vocalist. Baroque member Beatrice
Kahn, cellist, and our choral director Mildred Birnbaum at
the piano wui do a varied program of music for us.
All programs will take place in the Century Village
auditorium on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Coming events:
Jan. 23 Musical "Baby" at the Ruth Foreman Theater.
Lunch and transportation. For information call: Etta
Levme Hastings 1-145.
Feb. 12 Musical "Brigadoon" Royal Palm Theater at
Boca, and lunch. For information call: Ruth Straus -
Somerset 1-173.
South Florida Jewish Civil Service Employees invites
everyone to attend the chapter meeting on Sunday, Nov. 3
acaJ1'^' atne Sunrise vacation and travel meeting room,
H Cjl* Road in the Gun Club shopping center,
West Palm Beach.
Don 'Orsi' Schultz. chairman of the nominations and elec-
tion committee, will conduct the second nominations and
election of officers for the years 1986-87. Dr. Edmund F.
uavidson is the guest speaker on the topic: 'Dealing with
Your Health.'
Tne. cnaPter is sponsoring a Thanksgiving weekend com-
mencing Thursday, Nov. 28 for four days and three nights
via deluxe motorcoach to the West Coast, Tampa area, in-
cluding a one day cruise from Tampa on the Sea Escape.
Women's Amerian ORT (Organization for Rehabilita-
tion and Training) announces the opening of a new ORT
school in Los Angeles, Calif, called "Los Angeles ORT
technical Institute" or LAOTI for short. Classes started
on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
. In general, this post-secondary institution will specialize
in courses in business, electronics and computer software,
?!S! I"0!!6 to ** added **jt expands. This short term
nigh technology curriculum will include evening as well as
daytime classes. We anticipate the development of in-
austnal partnerships to offer our students the most rele-
vant training and experience available. In keeping with our
pnuosophy. the school will clearly have a Jewish ambience,
ottering courses in Jewish culture and history.

Los Angeles, the second largest Jewish community in the
United States, has no post-secondary Jewish school pro-
tiding technical and vocational education for young adults
nd adults. Other Jewish schools focus on younger age
Toups. This school will combine vocational and technical
ducation with Jewish education, tailored to the individual
j The next meeting of Covered Bridge Chapter will be
biursday, Nov. 7 at the Clubhouse. Two young adults who
f ently returned from Israel after one year of schooling,
| share their experiences.
Ukes of Poinciana Chapter of Women's American
[)RT is holding a meeting on Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the
Clubhouse, 10th Avenue and Poinciana Drive.
Refreshments will be served and Tupper-Ware Party held.
Mease bring friends.
Do you enjoy hearing and reading about covert activities?
ken you will enjoy the meeting of the Women's American
pRT Okeechobee Chapter who will meet on Monday,
Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. to hear Helen Nussbaum review the
ook "The KGB" at the home of Julia Karp, 111 Con-
skonk Circle, Royal Palm Beach.
Friday, November 1, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Morse Geriatric Center
To Honor Volunteers
On Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10
a.m., The Joseph L. Morse
Geriatric Center will be
hosting the second annual
Volunteer Recognition Day.
The event will take place in the
Center's Lowe Auditorium,
and over 200 volunteers are
expected to attend.
Micki Ross, Director of
Volunteers, will present
recognition awards to those
volunteers who have worked
at the Center over the past
year. Every volunteer will
receive a "Certificate of Ap-
preciation" and a gift for their
time and diligent service
donated to the Center. Special
awards are being presented to
volunteers who have exceeded
100 hours of service.
Volunteers Shirley Spiegel and
Jean Polakoff will receive pins
commemorating their 1,500
hours of volunteer service to
the Center for the year.
Bennett Berman, president
of the board of trustees, and E.
Drew Gackenheimer, ex-
ecutive director of the Center,
will be on hand for the
ceremony to add their support
and recognition of the
volunteers for the im-
measurable contributions they
make to the facility.
Mrs. Anita Anton, president
of the Center's Resident's
Council, herself an active
volunteer, will speak to the
volunteers from the special
vantage point of a resident.
The Morse Geriatric Center
of the Jewish Home for Aged
of Palm Beach County, a
beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County, is a not-for-
profit, 120 bed skilled nursing
care facility located at 4847
Fred Gladstone Drive (on
Haverhill Road one mUe south
of 45th Street) in West Palm
Helping People
Record Attendance Expected
At CJF General Assembly
J personal view from the Ac-
mg Executive Director of the
\ewish Family and Children's
I (All case names mentioned in
articles are fictitious;
Vient information at Jewish
family and Children's Service
held in the strictest
1a frequent question that
tency staff are asked is, "Are
fere poor Jews in Palm Beach
ounty?" The answer is a
^finite "yes." The Jewish
amily and Children's Service
: Palm Beach County has. 14
fears of service to the com-
lunity to prove it.
| Jewish poor are not concen-
ated as they are in the Lower
East Side, or South Miami
[each. Rather, they are scat-
Bred throughout the County
i older condominiums, trailer
|arks, boarding homes,
overnment subsidized apart-
hents, and older residential
Neighborhoods. Many are very
nconspicuous. Most have lived
Palm Beach County for
nore than a few years.
Explaining the reasons why
ople have little income or
ssets is not easy. Most of the
lewish poor that JF & CS
eworkers deal with are peo-
ie who have become
[downwardly mobile" as a
esult of divorce, chronic
^employment, physical or
nental health problems, and
he fixed incomes that accom
Fmy retirement. Problems
"nich affect other ethnic
froups, such as unwed
notherhood and immigration
p adults with no job skills,
em to be less of a problem
p Jews in Palm Beach Coun-
p. although such cases are
uso seen in the office.
More common examples of
[ewish clients seen are the ag-
i couple who filed bankruptcy
'""use of medical bills, or the
forced mother of two with
J job skills, child support, or
1"mony. Also included is the
wddle aged man with no fami-
to support him, a series of
^motional problems, and the
Polity to handle permanent
employment. None of these
ople started their lives in
overty. Rather, a series of
pnts set their life back. And
[or some, it can be a perma-
F* setback.
Ned Goldberg
Individuals such as these
seek attention from JF & CS
on a regular basis. One person
might receive assistance in fin-
ding employment through the
vocational program. Another
receives information from a
JF&CS caseworker about
subsidized housing, nutrition
programs, or donated articles.
A third person, who is ill, has
several hours a week of
homemaker assistance paid for
by JF & CS.
The staff at JF & CS can't
singlehandedly reverse the
conditions that lead to
economic problems. They can,
however, counsel, educate,
and advocate for clients seek-
ing assistance.
(The Jewish Family and
Children'8 Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc., is a non-
profit agency designed to meet
the social, emotional and
counseling needs of the Jewish
community of Palm Beach
County. Our office is located at
2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 10It. Our telephone
number is 684-1991. The
Jewish Family and Children's
Service is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County.)
NEW YORK Over 3,000
Jewish community leaders
from throughout North
America will be in attendance
at the 54th General Assembly
of the Council of Jewish
Federations, to be held-Nov.
13-17 at the Washington
Hilton Hotel in Washington,
D.C. Because of its location, it
is expected to attract a record
number of legislators and in-
fluential policymakers from
both the U.S. and Israel, in ad-
dition to its usual full con-
tingent of Jewish community
leaders and spokespersons.
The Assembly will have as
its theme: "The Coming of
Age of North American Jewry:
Strengthening Our Jewish Af-
firmation." That affirmation
will consist of four com-
ponents, reflected in the pro-
gramming: communal,
political, cultural and religious.
For the first time, the open-
ing plenary session will be held
in a location outside the con-
vention hotel: the famed Ken-
nedy Center. The keynote ad-
dress will be delivered by CJF
president Shoshana S. Cardin,
who will use the opportunity to
provide thematic unity for the
events that will follow. The
plenary will include a dramatic
presentation, "The Golden
Land," an acclaimed musical
that will help set the mood for
the theme of the GA by por-
traying the past 100 years of
changing Jewish immigration
to North America.
The GA will also feature two
mini-symposiums on topics of
major current concern
"Jewish Education" and
"New Life Styles and Jewish
Populations at Risk" to be
followed by workshops design-
ed to permit participants to
discuss the issues raised in
greater depth and from
several different perspectives.
Other events being planned
include a vast variety of
workshops and forums, a
Thursday evening plenary
featuring a leading Israeli
spokesman, and a Saturday
evening plenary address by a
major U.S. government figure.
In addition, there will be ample
opportunities for the mingling
and networking that add so im-
measurably to any professional
meeting experience.
More information on the GA
and registration forms are
available at local Jewish
The Council of Jewish
Federations is the national
association of 200 Jewish
Federations, central communi-
ty organizations which serve
nearlv 800 localities embracing
a Jewish population of more
than 5.7 million in the U.S. and
Established in 1932, CJF
helps strengthen the work and
the impact of Jewish Federa-
tions by developing programs
to meet changing needs, pro-
viding an exchange of suc-
cessful community ex-
periences, establishing
guidelines for fund raising and
operations and engaging in
joint planning and action on
common purposes dealing with
local, regional and interna-
tional needs.
Rabbi Kahane, Back in U.S.,
Vows To Fight for His Citizenship
Rabbi Meir Kahane, the
Brooklyn-born founder of
the Jewish Defense League
and its former leader, who is
now a member of Israel's
Knesset representing the
Kach Party ne found there,
is now in the United States
on a hectic speaking tour.
Kahane arrived in the U.S.
from Israel, but there was a
question as to whether he
would be allowed to enter
because the State Department
last month issued a certificate
of loss of nationality for
Adela Levy, the rabbi's personal
secretary who is also director of
the office of "The Jewish Idea," a
weekly column written by
Kahane, told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that the Kach
leader had not surrendered his
passport and had arrived in the
U.S. at Kennedy Airport "as an
American citizen."
WHEN SHE was reminded that
the State Department had an-
nounced on Oct. 3 that it was
revoking Kahane's citizenship and
ordering him to surrender his
passport, Levy replied that
"everything had been straighten-
ed out by his attorney," Barry
Slotnick, a New York lawyer.
Surviving The Loss Of A Spouse
"The Jewish Idea" office sent
out a statement by Kahane an-
nouncing his scheduled arrival
and, with it, a photocopy of a let-
ter to the U.S. Consulate General
in Jerusalem dated Oct. 6, in
which he declared, "Since I reject
your finding that I have relin-
quished my United States citizen-
ship, and since I intend to im-
mediately take the necessary legal
steps in regard to this, I continue
to regard myself as a United
States citizen and therefore have
no intention of surrendering my
The State Department, in its
Oct. 3 announcement, said that
Kahane had "withdrawn" from
his citizenship, as of August 13,
1984, by assuming his seat in the
Knesset, an action which pro-
mpted the State Department to
review the status of his citizen-
ship. Like many Americans,
Kahane had dual citizenship
American and Israeli.
Department spokesman, said
Kahane's loss of citizenship was
sealed when he told a National
Press Club audience in
Washington recently that he re-
tained his American citizenship to
avoid having to get a visa each
time he wanted to viiit the U.S.
The Department said at the time
that Kahane was free to apply for
a visa to visit the U.S. as an Israeli
citizen but that "we cannot
speculate on the outcome of a
future applic
Jewish Family and
Children's Service of Palm
Beach County, Inc. is leading a
five-session information/sup-
port group, beginning Nov. 6,
entitled, "Surviving the Loss
of a Spouse." The first four
sessions will be informative for
recent widow/widowers. The
last session, Dec. 5, will be
social and discussion oriented.
This Dec. 5 session will be
open to any widow/widower
who is interested in meeting
others in a similar situation.
The topic of that session is,
"How Do I Get There From
Here?" If interested in either
the full group or the open
house, please call Marilyn
David at 684-1991. Space is
limited, and the fee for the full
workshop is $25. There is no
charge for the open house.
A federal judge set aside a
request by Kahane for an in-
junction to restore his U.S.
citizenship. District Court
Judge Leo Glaser f Brooklyn,
in handing down his decision,
said the courts would consider
the issue after a federal agen-
cy reviewed the request.

'age 12_ TheJewish Floridian of PaJm Beach County/Friday, November 1, 1985
Jewish PACs Paving the Road to Political PowA
Copyright Biilttmorr Jewish Tim**
All I'uhlu-ntum Rights Reserved
At this time last year, a
king's ransom was pouring
into Maryland's third con-
gressional district. The
money came not only from
outside the district, but
from outside the state. All
of it was destined for the
race between 11-term Con-
gressman Clarence Long
and challenger Helen
A hefty share of these contribu-
tions did not come from in-
dividuals or from the Republican
or Democratic parties, but from a
controversial and extremely af-
fluent vehicle for tunneling
money to candidates political
action committees, more common-
ly known as PACs.
PACs sent over $517,000 to the
Long-Bentley race. Pro-Israel
PACs were no slouches when it
came to the campaign: Making up
barely four percent of the PACs in
the country, Jewish PACs more
than 31 percent of the PAC
money flowing to the third con-
gressional district.
The $160,650 that Jewish PACs
pumped into Long's warchest
came from around the country. It
indicated both the Jewish com-
munity's regard for Long and the
consensus among Jewish PACs
no matter where they were based
on congressional priorities.
Capitol PAC came $1,500. From
Denver's Committee for 18 came
$2,000. From New York's Round-
table PAC came $6,500. From
Tucson's Desert Caucus came
$10,000. There seemed to be a
unanimity around the country
that "Doc" Long, chairman of the
House subcommittee that con-
trolled U.S. aid to Israel, needed
Jewish help. More Jewish PAC
money, in fact, went to Long than
to anyone else running for a
House seat.
Helen Bentley also did well with
PAC contributions. Her campaign
pocketed $214,378 from PACs.
Much of this came from PACs
organized by such firms as the
Bechtel Corporation and the
Amoco, Exxon, Shell, Sun and
Union oil companies. All of these
often support pro-Arab U.S.
On election day, Helen BenUey
won the seat that Clarence Long
had held since 1962 by a two per-
cent margin.
Not a single pro-Israel PAC had
contributed to Bentley's cam-
paign. Not one, that is, until one
month after her victory. On
December 3, 1984, the Delaware
Valley PAC of Philadelphia -
which had spent $10,000 on
Long's campaign gave Bentley
a check for $1,000.
IN THE jargon of PACmen,,
this is called "Get Smart Fart"'
money. There is nothing illegal
about it. There is nothing
unethical about it. It reflects no
sleight of hand accounting or
backroom wheeling and dealing.
It was duly reported to the |
Federal Election Commission and
is on public record at the comis
sion's headquarters on K Street in
"After Nov. 3, Helen Bentley
was the boss," said Delaware
Valley PAC President Robert
Colder, explaining his PACs con-
tribution to the congresswoman.
"The Jewish community is now
trying to win her over. She's
tough, but she took the money."
Delaware Valley's contribution
to Bentley helped her settle her
campaign debt. "It lets her sleep
better at night," said Colder. If
Golder's investment pays off, it
will let him, too, sleep better at
Since 1978, Jewish PACs have increased by 75-fold
and their campaign contributions have swelled by
11,880 percent. But how effective are they? And do
they advance the cause of Israel to the exclusion of
the rest of the traditional Jewish agenda?
National PACs Richard
Akman: A salary of
$100,000. a goal of
100.000 members.
adroitness in moving almost
overnight from partisans of
Clarence Long to wooers of Helen
Bentley indicates the political
maturity of Jewish PACs. They
have the knack and the wisdom
to mend fences, win friends and
influence winners. They have the
savvy to channel funds into key
races around the country: One
PAC expert estimated that in
1984 almost one-third of all pro-
Israel PAC money went to only
six candidates. And they have the
resources to raise enormous sums:
Last year, for instance, pro-
Israel PACs contributed almost
$3.6 million to congressional can-
didates, a figure that dwarfs the
$17,350 given by the only overtly
pro-Arab political action commit-
tee, the National Arab-American
Association PAC (NAAA PAC).
Jewish PACs' wealth also means
that as a group they gave more
during the 1984 campaign than
did the nation's single largest
single PAC, the Realtors' PAC,
which gave $2.5 million.
To some extent, PACs have a
democratizing effect: They spread
the wealth. And the influence. The
game that used to be played only
by Capitol insiders over a hearty
lunch with a senator at
Washington's Cosmos Club or by
a fatcat back home in a con-
gressman's home district can now
be played by everyone
anywhere who can start a PAC.
It is a game that Jews have learn-
ed quickly. And, by all accounts, it
is one they have learned well.
ITIS ALSO a game that is hav-
ing a major influence on Capitol
Hill's debate on the Middle East,
on the public's perception of the
clout of Jews. And on Jews'
perception of their own clout. The
gentle arm twisting, the impas-
sioned lobbying, the undeniable
influence that greenbacks have
had on political careers since
perhaps the very birth of the
Republic all that, through
PACs, is now being participated
in by Jews.
This makes some U.S. Jews
very proud. It makes others very
uneasy. The ambivalence of some
Jews toward PACs reflects, in
part, the generations-old wisdom
that is still common among U.S.
Jews: Lay Low. Don't offer an
easy target.
Some Jews fear that pro-Israel
PACs could provide handy fodder
for critics who perceive undue
Jewish power and influence in the
body politic, for those who blame
the American Jewish community
for an "unbalanced" U.S. ap-
proach to the Mideast.
THE IDEA of PACs also
disturbs many Jews because, as a
community that is still over-
whelmingly liberal, Jews often
share liberals' traditional distrust
for that dirtiest of words cam-
paign finance. To many people,
funding someone's race for the
House or Senate still connotes
outright bribery: It can too easily
evoke memories of millionaires
bragging about having con-
gressmen in their back pockets.
But abandoning the PAC field
to pro-Arab political action com-
mittees, however weak they may
be for now, makes even those
Jews who are uneasy with PACs
more uncomfortable. As Richard
Altman, head of National PAC,
the largest pro-Israel PAC, said,
"To not participate is to make an
affirmative statement on the
other side. We don't have a
Bechtel or a Fluor or an Exxon to
look to for help. We must look to
There is nothing new about
PACs. They have been around
since the 1940's when labor
unions formed a fund tn t
voluntary contribution, *
members to political Jj
When the CIO meJS
AFL in the mid-l9M
Committee on Political Ed*J
(C?rEi became^ according
polibcal scientist, "the njjjl
virtually all political"11
groups, such as the Am*
Medical Association anT
Realtors Association be
form PACs, they did 'not Ik, i
until the mid-1970's. Soum^
the sordid tales that earned
the Watergate scandaU
grocery bags of cash being 4
to congressmen in the dan!
night, the "laundering"
millions of dollars in can
funds Congress went
reform binge.
New laws limited an am,
contributions to $l,ooo and i
PAC to $5,000. PAC cont
tions to a candidate were lim
to $10,000 up to $5,000 for,
primary and general election. J
a ban was lifted on PAC, fa
by contractors to the Fe
government Since mort
businesses either did work I
Washington or would like I
scrapping this ban was a
boon to PACs' growth.
In 1974, when these
began, there were 608 PA& \.
years later, they doubled to l,lj
By 1980, there were 2,551. By|
end of last year, there were 4,9
Although this may sound L
there is a PAC in every towaj
America, "only about 500 oft
matter," said Edward Zu<
man, editor of the Washin
newsletter, PACs and LoL.
"The rest are of litt
PAC MONEY has matt
their growth. In 1977-78, PI
gave over $35 million to
didates. By 1983-84, they
more than $112 million.
PACs have been accused
everything from boosting
price of a senatorial campaign t
150 percent over the last six ye
to corrupting the solons of Capik|
Hill. Few critics go so far as toi
that PACs actually bribe
gressmen, but, as Rep. T
Downey (D., N.Y.) said, "Y|
can't buy a congressman. But I
$5,000, you can buy his vote on j
particular issue."
When Rep. Mike Synar
Okla.) sought the vote of a fell
House member for a partic
bill, his colleague refused. He <
obligated to a certain PAC, he e
plained, for a $10,000 donation
"If I vote the other way," he! "
"they'll give it to my oppon
Then I'll be $10,000 in the hole.'l
"The only difference between^
bribe and a contribution,"
Continued on Page 14-
Former Illinois Senator
Charles Percy: He was
Jewish PACs No 1
target to be unseated in

Farrakhan, The Devil, and the Jews
L YORK -(JTA)- The
It highly-publicized
hes of the Rev. Louis
han, is that he is begin-
,to be treated as big-time
i entertainment,
liences appear to be in-
ted by the Farrakhan
fcodrama the bizarre
. of frowning bodyguards
bow-ties; the bravura
nric and its outrageous
Laivptic imagery; the
Resale frisking of an entire
fence; the mindless, un-
tcal excitement of the
|ja over another circus
the danger is that
kmerized preoccupation
A the theater obscures or
finishes the content of what
Ujchan is really preaching
Is precise ideology, his geo-
tical world-view, his pro-
nda warfare.
study of Farrakhan's
rhes and writings since
[l950's discloses that he has
Iherent world-view, that at
core is rabidly anti-white,
[American, anti-Semitic
| anti-Israel. Defenders of
.jrican democracy, and eer-
ily the Jewish community,
mot afford to dismiss Far-
han as if he were some
istrel act.
hould he continue to gain
audiences and increased
to exposure and should
PLO and Libya's Muam-
Quaddafi continue to pour
millions of dollars into
coffers Farrakhan might
1 become a significant
rce of poisonous pollution
the wells of American
ocracy. And he could cen-
ly become a focal rallying
t, especially among young
, for vicious anti-Semitic
anti-Israel hatred in the
ited States and abroad.
t the core of Farrakhan's
Jogy is a "white devil
ry." First propounded by
ijah Muhammad, "prophet
founder of the Black
m movement, this myth
of an evil scientist named
akub" who worked for
me 600 years in his
iratory on the lonely for-
ss island of Patmos in the
gean sea. After in-
erable experiments and
iy generations of selective
eding of light-skinned
, Yakub created an en-
ly new race of man "the
Derate white devil" who is
enemy and who must be
!ently destroyed.
In the 1950's, early in his
~"r in the Black Muslim
ement, when Farrakhan
known as Louis X.
"cott, he wrote and record-
song that became a smash
among black nationalists.
Me "A White Man's
mi* A Black Man's
' rarrakhan was a loyal
dedicated disciple of EUjah
lunammad, unswervingly
"nutted to his black
^onalist-separatist policies.
en Elijah Muhammad
ns son Warid D.
he urged the faithful to sup-
port actively the American
democratic system. He also ad-
vocated dialogue between
Black Muslims and Jews.
In 1978, Farrakhan left the
American Muslim Mission,
strongly opposing Wallace
Muhammad s integrationist
views. He then formed the Na-
tion of Islam and advocated a
return to separatist, self-help
policies of Elijah Muhammad.
In his subsequent sermons,
Farrakhan impassionedly call-
ed for the liberation of black
people throughout the world,
and renewed Elijah Muham-
mad's call for violent retribu-
tion against whites: "The
white man is our mortal
Thus, the first key to
understanding the real Far-
rakhan is that he shares the
ideological vision of other
Islamic fanatics, notably
Ayatollah Khomeini and Qad-
dafi. Like them, he believes
there will be an inevitable con
frontation between the
"children of light" (fundamen-
talist Muslims) and "the
children of darkness" (the
N'ace) Muhammad took
" the movement and
uc% changed its outlook.
wandoned the nationalist-
Wttist ideology; he invited
j>s, previously vilified
?rred from membership,
Jin the newly-renamed
*ncan Muslim Mission: and
Friday, November 1, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 18
under His holy and righteous
names." He added "The peo-
ple of this earth will never
again be deceived by those
who come in the name of God,
cloaking themselves in the
robes of God, but are in fact
members of the synagogue of
Ironically, while Far-
rakhan's racism is both anti-
white and anti-Christian, he
has in fact appropriated the
medieval Christian mythology
and apocalyptic rhetoric depic-
ting the Jews as anti-Christ,
the very incarnation of evil.
Farrakhan expressed that
demonic view of Jews on July
31, 1984, in a ferocious speech
before the National Press Club
in which he stated, "Israel and
Jews will prove to be the
destruction of the Western
farrakhan's notoriety, and
the attention he is receiving in
the media, contribute im-
measurably to his being
welcomed as comrade-in-arms
by the PLO and Qaddafi. For
the past decade, they have
spearheaded the infamous
"Zionism is racism" crusade
against Israel and Jews. Their
purposes are identical with
those of Farrakhan the
delegitimization of the Jewish
people and the State of Israel.
white devilish Western world,
termed by Khomeini and Qad-
dafi as "the Great Satan.")
Farrakhan has translated
that cosmic vision of Armaged-
don into concrete political pro-
grams studded with appeals to
violence. In an address before
the American-Arab Anti-
Discrimination Committee on
March 17, 1984, he stated that
the Palestinians and Black
people in America were "op-
pressed" and they should take
matters into their own hands.
A chief obstacle to Far-
rakhan's vision of Islamic
triumph at Armageddon is
that for some 3,000 years
there has existed another
"children of light," namely,
"the chosen people of Israel."
For years much before his
meteoric rise to prominence
through association with Jesse
Jackson's presidential cam-
paign Farrakhan has
devoted major time and
energy trying to displace Jews
as "the chosen people" and to
replace them with blacks as
the carriers of history.
His most recent version of
that "new Israel" theory was
expressed in his Los Angels
sermon of Sept. 15 in which
Farrakhan proclaimed, "I am
declaring to the world today
that they (the Jews) are not
the chosen people of God. I am
declaring to the world that
you, the black people of
America and the Western
Hemisphere are the chosen
Farrakhan's theological
views are a vital reinforcement
for the PLO and Arab rejec-
tionist political ideology
toward Zionism and Israel. If
he succeeds in persuading his
followers and fellow-travelers
that God's covenant with the
Jewish people is no longer
valid, then by extension God's
covenant with Israel's promis-
ed land is equally invalid. Far-
rakhan makes precisely that
connection between theology
and politics:
"Now that nation called
Israel," he said on June 28,
1984, in Chicago, "never has
had any peace in 40 years and
she will never have any peace
because there can be no peace
structured on injustice,
thievery, lying and deceit and
using the name of God to
shield your gutter religion
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Andy Jacobs (D., Ind.) has said,
"is that Congress defines what a
contribution is." (Last year,
Jacobs was one of eight House
members who refused to accept
PAC money.)
PERHAPS THE most serious
charge against PACs is that they
"threaten democracy." To the ex-
tent that the funneling of PAC
money into a campaign thousands
of miles from a PACs home base
influence elections, "then local
voters lose influence," said
Washington journalist Edward
Roeder. This premium on money
and "outside money," at that
fosters, said Roeder, "plutocracy,
not democracy."
But PACmen argue that their
groups encourage everyone
even small contributors to get
politically involved; that they
reward not bribe members of
Congress for voting certain ways;
and that they reflect the ethnic,
political and financial diversity of
PAC critics are "like Chicken
Little," said William Armstrong,
president of the Public Affairs
Council, an organization of cor-
porate public affairs executives.
"They tell people the sky is falling
on our political system."
serve a useful function. As
University of Southern California
political scientist Herbert Alex-
ander said, "Interest groups must
support their friends and PACs
are the way to do that. People are
powerless unless they can com-
pete. PACs give everyone a voice
in Washington."
For decades, Jews didn't have
much of a voice in Washington. If
they did, it was muffled and hesi-
tant But since the late 1940s,
Jews have perhaps become the
most sophisticated of ethnic
groups in the country. Despite
this sophistication, Jews came late
to the PAC game. The first pro-
Israel PAC was not formed until
Then, Mark Siegel left the
White House as Jimmy Carter's
liaison to the Jewish community
to form the National Bipartisan
Political Action Committee. In its
first years, Siegel's PAC gave
$31,350 to 42 congressional races.
In 1980, Morris Amitay left as ex-
ecutive director of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) to form the Washington
Political Action Committee. And
in March, 1983, Richard Altman
resigned as AD?AC's political
director to head the newly formed
National Political Action
name, AIPAC, the leading pro-
Israel lobby in Washington, is not
a "PAC" and does not contribute
to political campaigns. However,
there have been numerous reports
that AIPAC has helped form
PACs around the country and
coordinates their activities. This
would be a violation of AD?AC's
legal status as a lobbying group.
As sociologist Amitai Etzioni
wrote in his 1984 book, Capitol
Corruption, pro-Israel PACs "are
reported to work closely together
to increase their clout, and benefit
from the guidance of one lobby,
the American Israel Public Affairs
Paving The Road
To Power
AIPAC officials have denied
these charges.
The new Jewish PACs grew
quickly. By 1980, two years after
die first pro-Israel PAC was form-
ed, 30 Jewish PACs gave almost
$1.6 million to congressional con-
tenders. In 1984, more than .70
Jewish PACs gave over $3.6
million to federal candidates. Pro-
Israel PACs were considered
crucial in Paul Simon's victory
last year over Sen. Charles Percy
in Illinois ($321,825 went to the
challenger); in Rep. Carl Levin's
tight re-election victory in
Michigan ($170,388 went to
Levin); and in James Hunt's
media blitz against Jesse Helms in
North Carolina ($216,175 was
channeled to Hunt).
In the more than six years since
the first Jewish PAC was formed,
they have mastered the game of
campaign finance. Speaking
shortly after last fall's election,
AIPAC director Thomas Dine said
Jewish PACs had helped produce
the most pro-Israel Congress in
history. The key to this victory,
said Dine, was money: "Early
money, middle money and late
DINE WAS referring to PACs'
strategy of timing their contribu-
tions in the early, middle to late
stages of a campaign. Since a con-
gressman is running for re-
election virtually from the mo-
ment he is elected, "early money"
may make him indebted to a par-
ticular interest group as he begins
a new term.
This could color his voting
habits in Congress. "Late money
given near the end of a cam-
paign when money is always tight
engenders an additional sense
of gratitude.
Some Washington wags have
dubbed Dine's talks his "Let a
thousand PACs bloom" speech.
There will probably never be a
thousand pro-Israel PACs, partly
because the 12 million Jews in the
U.S. could never support so many
and partly because some Jews
would complain that all those
PACs would focus too much atten-
tion on the Jewish community.
Already, many Jews are worried
that the prominence and the
success of their PACs has
fostered a new perception that
American Jews enjoy unparalled
political clout.
JEWISH PACs have been plac-
ed squarely in the limelight
recently. The Wall Street Journal
has published two front-page
stories on Jewish PACs in the last
two years. In a new book, former
congressman from Illinois Paul
Findley accuses Jewish PACs of
having the power to oust him from
Capitol Hill and to censure other
members of Congress who speak
out against Israel. Attention was
also drawn by National PACs
full-page ads in The New York
Times and by the cumulative ef-
fect of over 70 well-heeled Jewish
PACs around the country attemp-
ting to influence congressional
debate over Israel.
"The genie is clearly out of the
bottle," said political scientist
Herbert Alexander of the recent
focus on pro-Israel PACs. "No
one in the Jewish community was
interested in making a big splash
with PACs. They could have been
very effective by being more
discrete and quiet."
Initially, Jewish PACs did try to
deflect attention by adopting such
nondescript names as Citizens
Organized for the National In-
terest or Georgia Citizens for
Good Government or Arizona
Politically Interested Citizens.
Their names could have been in-
spired by randomly choosing a
phrase from a civics text.
"We did not say out loud that
we preferred not to have 'Israel'
or 'Jewish' in our name," said
Robert GoMer of Delaware Valley
PAC. "But subconsciously, we
didn't want to draw any attention.
Jews have been afraid of persecu-
tion for so many years that we
opted for not being ostentatious
or too obvious."
dismissed these concerns. In an
era of Jewish political power, he
said Jews should be more for-
Let a thousand PACs
bloom.' Tom Dine.
AIPAC director in
thright and less reticent about
how they wield that power. And
Richard Altman, head of National
PAC, the wealthiest pro-Israel
PAC, said, "We are in an era,
thankfully, when Jews are fully
American citizens. It's
quintessentially American and
quintessential^ Jewish to be
politically involved. I don't think
that maintaining a profile beneath
our dignity is called for."
More important than their
names are toe guiding principles
of Jewish PACs. They all seek
strong U.S. support for Israel.
The money they give to a can-
didate is based on his pro-Israel
bias, his need for campaign money
and, if he is an incumbent,
whether he is on such pivotal con-
gressional committees as Foreign
Affairs, Armed Services or
But there is an on-going debate
over whether Jewish PACs should
focus on Israel to the exclusion of
other issues that have traditional-
ly been on the Jewish agenda,
such as civil rights and liberties,
equal opportunity and economic
David Saperstein, head of the
Religious Action Center of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, "skew the perception
of politicians of Jewish concerns.
The message that goes to Con-
gress is that Jews talk a good line
on apartheid and civil rights and
similar issues, g but when push
comes to shove, they only care
about Israel. That's a bad
message for inter-group
Saperstein, who was one of the
founders of the Illinois-based
Multi-Issue Political Action Com-
mittee, conceded that "single-
issue PACs show the importance
of Israel to American Jews. But.
to show the diversity of interests
of Jews, both single-issue and
multi-issue PACs are needed."
"Let's be honest about all this,"
sniffed one Jewish Washington
political consultant "Jews are
more concerned about Israel than
any other issue. When they hear
that Israel needs money, they
raise a fortune. When they hear
that the innercity needs money
they barely raise a cent. Jews who
need to address many issues
through their PACs have a
neurotic need to demonstrate
their humanitarianism. Jewish
PACs are successful precisely
because they are narrowly focus-
ed. They give congressmen an
idea of U.S. Jews' passion for
Delaware Valley PAC was even
more blunt: "Frankly, I don't care
about anything other than Israel's
survival. I am not trying to in-
fluence the make-up of Congress.
I am trying to assure that Israel
And Morris Amitay, head of
Washington PAC, dismissed the
entire debate over single-issue
versus multi-issue Jewish PACs as
"largely irrelevant ... If
anything, American Jews are
overrepresented both in numbers
and financial support in the civil
rights, nuclear freeze and similar
movements, and certainly need
not apologize to anyone for their
lack of involvement. What has
been lacking, however, has been
organized political activity
specifically on Israel's behalf. This
activity is almost 100 percent
Jewish and there are no potential
coalition partners who will be will-
ing to expend the requisite energy
or resources, simply because they
do not share the same passionate
Political scientist Herbert Alex-
ander warned that the success of
single-issue Jewish PACs has had
a price: It makes them appear too
parochial, too polarized, too ab-
sorbed with Israel to the detri-
ment of other issues.
NOT SO, said Delaware Valley
PACs Robert Golder. The single-
issue approach makes a PAC
politically powerful, not politically
myopic. "When members of my
PAC meet with a senator for 20
minutes and gives him a check for
his campaign, the congressman
doesn't have time for a
wide'ranging discussion. He only
wants to talk about one or two
things. And he also wants to know
why he is being rewarded. Giving
someone a check because he voted
'correctly' on a dozen issues is too
Putting Israel ahead of other
issues has produced some peculiar
political bedfellows. In 1984, for
instance, pro-Israel PACs gave
over $14,000 to Republican Mark
Siljander. Siljander's two con-
gressional campaigns have also
been enthusiastically backed by
Christian fundamentalists. Last
year, Siljander endorsed a
challenger to fellow Michigan
representative, Howard Wolpe, a
Democrat and a Jew, by claiming
the U.S. needed a "more Chris-
tian Congress."
Jewish PAC money has also
gone to Senators Peter Domenici
(R., N.M.), Robert Packwood (R.,
Ore.), William Roth (R., Del.) and
Rep. Jack Kemp (R., N.Y.), all
with the sort of conservative
voting records that would make
traditionally liberal Jews blanch.
FROM THIS overriding con-
cern of Jewish PACs with Israel
also comes a determined bipar-
tisanship. But while pro-Israel
PACs say that party affiliation
has little influence on who gets
their money, the bulk of it goes to
Democrats. Last year, for exam-
ple, Democrats received 77 per-
cent of the contributions from the
three largest pro-Israel PACs.
Of these three PACs, the Joint
Action Committee for Political Af-
fairs (JACPAC) gave the smallest
share nine percent of its cam-
paign funds to GOP candidates.
This meager sum barely
$11,000 stems from JACPAC's
refusal to back candidates who ac-
cept money from radical right
political organizations which, ac-
cording to a JACPAC brochure,
threaten "America's tradition of
JACPAC's ban on bankrolling
campaigns that accept right-wing
money makes the organization
somewhat of a maverick among
pro-Israel PACs. But it also gives
many JACPAC members a clean
conscience. Said Joan Dine
former head of JACPAC's
Washington, D.C., chapter and
wife of AIPAC director Tom Dine,
The radical right has a lack of
feeling for minority rights. JAC-
PAC lets me keep my integrity."
SWCE POLITICS is an art,
not a science, it is difficult to
gauge a PAC. effectiveness.
Many factors determine whether
someone will be elected, how he
Dante Fascell. head,
House Foreign Affa
Committee, has
received $23,500
Jewish PACs.
will vote if he is and which into
groups he will allow to bend]
""* mJhe Privacy of his Ca
Hill office.
But one way to measure'
f AC s success is whether it |
winning candidates. On
score, Jewish PACs do quit*.
In 1982, for example, 76 pen,
u^^ndid8,tes sPPortd |
JACPAC won. In 1984, aln
percent of the candidates '
by National PAC won. (By u
parison, only 80 percent of L
candidates backed last year by j
major PACs were victorious, i
cording to a study by Wash
D.C. political scientist
But backing winners does i
necessarily mean that your i
prevails on Capitol Hill. Like L
Jewish PACs, the Nation
Association of Arab
PAC (NAAA PAC) also had al
proportion of winning candk
last year 85 percent
neither the Arab nor the Je
PACs can rightfully claim -1
ly on the basis that they gi
congressman money that I
she will vote with them on I
issue pertaining to the _
(especially since 29 percent of I
candidates who took a pro-A
money also took pro-Israel mo
a wonderful example of a
didate buttering his political I
on both sides).
ly state that they are not "t
votes," they are buying "ac_
A member of Congress will ha
more incentive to return phoa
calls from someone who gave 1
$10,000 than from soi
anonymous and broke fa...
in his district," said the head
one Jewish PAC.
The tendency of pro-Israel and j
pro-Arab PACs to channel a good I
share of their funds to the samel
congressman does not necessarily
mean they are engaged in a bid-1
ding war. (A war which the I
NAAA PAC would necessarily
lose, at least for now. Its 1984
campaign contributions equalled
less than .9 percent of total con-
tributions from Jewish PACs.
But it does not indicate thatj
both types of PACs seek "access"
to the same congressmen. Rep.
Dante Fascell (D, Fla), for exam-
pie, the bead of the House Foreign
Affairs Committee, received
$23,500 from Jewish PACs and
only $200 from NAAA PAC. Rep
David Obey (D., Wise.), who soc-
ceeded Clarence Long as chair-
man of the House Foreign Opera-
tions Appropriations Subcommit-
tee, received $5,000 from Na-
tional PAC and $350 from NAAA
PAC. The ledger clearly favors
Jewish PACs.
EVEN THOSE candidates who
strike a pose of integrity by im-
posing a limit on funds they wifl
accept f*pm PACs are not im-
mune from receiving contribu-
tions from both Arab and Jewusn
political action committees. Sen.
Nancy Kassebaum (R., Kan), I*
instance, would not accept more
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Friday, November 1, 1985/The Jewish Floridiart of Palm Beach County Page 15
Israel Uncovers PLO's Terrorist Plans
e 17, the crack unit of the
, responsible for several
Lit terror actions, planned
ittack the Israeli diplomatic
L>n in Athens, Greece, ac-
Ljjng to a lengthy
Jjgrround paper issued here
the Foreign Ministry.
\e plans were formulated
[pLO headquarters in
ijsia on Mar. 14, the paper
Hoses. Chairing the
Ugg was the Force com-
Foreign Ministry Gathers Precise Information
mander, Abu Tayeb, and
among those present were
several officers who died in the
Israel Air Force attack on the
Tunisia PLO base on Oct. 1.
The Athens attack failed to
materialize before this, for
technical reasons.
This information,
remarkable for its precision,
was apparently gleaned from
prisoners in Israel's hands. It
is being released now as part
of Israel's information cam-
paign designed to drive home
the message that the PLO is
indeed a terrorist group as
confirmed by recent events in
the Mideast.
At a series of meetings in
Amman at the end of 1984,
Abu Tayeb and other top
Force 17 leaders planned to
step up activity in the West
Abu Tayeb, whose full name
is Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Natur,
told a gathering at the posh
Amman Regency Hotel that
larsfeld Says
Jhe Accepts Mengele's Death Findings
Henna (JTA) -
late Klarsfeld, the
kian-born international
Li-hunter, said here that
supported the findings
fan international team of
wensic experts who con-
ned that war criminal
fcef Mengele died in a
hmming mishap in 1979.
I'l'm convinced Mengele is
Id," Klarsfeld told some 220
Im'bers of the United Jewish
Krai's Presidents Mission at a
la dinner at the Hofburg
Lice. "And even if we cannot be
thundred percent certain that
tigele is in the cemetery in Sao
ulo, I think this case is closed."
Regarding another war
Iminal, Alois Brunner, con-
Jered by many to be the most
nted former Nazi alive today,
larsfeld said he has been
.orted last seen in Syria. But,
I added, "I think Brunner is no
er in Syria," although she
Lid this information has not yet
ien verified.
KLARSFELD'S address to the
A delegation, representing
me 40 communities across the
jted States, came after a
lylong visit by the group to the
juthausen concentration camp.
Established in 1938,
Tiuthausen was primarily used as
I labor camp for political
fisoners. Of the more than
l persons that passed
rough the camp, some 110,000
pished there. It contained at
ist 20 sub-camps.
lie camp today is operated as
] Austrian museum. But accor-
l to members of the delegation
and local Jewish officials, the
camp has been whitewashed and
"This camp has been so
whitewashed that you have to
work to remember where you
are," said Harvey Steinberg, head
of operations of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Com-
mittee here.
THE CAMP is situated is a pic-
turesque setting, looking over the
hills of the village of Mauthausen.
During the war, it served to supp-
ly cheap labor for local businesses
and factories.
Steinberg told the UJA delega-
tion that "prisoners were march-
ed in and out every single day and
if you lived anywhere in the vicini-
tya 50-mile radius you would
have to be more than deaf and
dumb not to be aware of what was
going on around you." Delegation
members toured the camp
facilities where thousands of Jews
were killed.
They walked through the gas
chamber to the crematorium
where they placed red and white
carnations. Later, they recited
Kaddish, and each delegation par-
ticipant placed a memorial candle
at the base of a monument to the
Jews who were killed there.
Dorothy Goren of Los Angeles
recalled that she had visited the
same camp in 1971. She said her
visit now was much different. "I
remember a dirty, filthy barrack,"
she said. "I remember walking in-
to a room that literally had
clothing left over from the camp
on the ground.
NOW, the barracks, which once
held the inmates of Mauthausen,
are freshly-painted on the ex-
terior, and the interior is clear.
There was freshly cut green grass
where the barracks once stood.
During Goren's last visit, there
was no grass around Mauthausen
at all.
the meeting had been called at
the express instructions of
PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat.
Subsequent meetings were
held, also in Jordan, with the
participation of operatives liv-
ing in the occupied territories
who were given money and
While Abu Tayeb shuttled
between Amman and Tunis
preparing missions, some 600
operatives were in training in
a Fatah camp near Zerka, Jor-
dan, the Israeli paper says.
These are distinct from the
1,500-man unit of the
Palestine Liberation Army,
which has been in Jordan since
the early 1970's.
One especially damaging
revelation in the Israeli docu-
ment is: In April, a planning
session took place in Amman
with the participation of
Mohamed Milhem, the former
Mayor of Halhoul in the West
Bank whom Britain's Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher
dubbed a man of peace before
the failure of the British-
Jordanian-PLO meeting in
London. The agenda at the
April meeting was an attack to
be carried out in Tel Aviv.
Other participants included
Abu Tayeb.
A similar meeting took place
the month before, also with the
active participation of Milhem.
There, the target for stepped-
up attacks was to be the area
around Jenin, near the Green
Line (an area where there was
a subsequent rash of killings
and other terrorist actions).
The Israeli document asserts
that PLO offices in European
cities are actively involved in
the transfer of arms and ex-
Elosives, and that official visits
y PLO officials are used for
the same purpose.
The same seems true in
Eastern Europe. In December
1984, for instance, the paper
reveals, the Rumanian
authorities unearthed a
sizeable arms cache in
The Israeli paper gives
hitherto undisclosed details of
failed seaborne operations.
On Apr. 21, the Israeli navy
opened fire on a vessel that
had failed to respond to warn-
ing signals. Twenty men on
board were killed, eight others
were rescued. Their mission, it
emerged from their interroga-
tion, had been to land from
rubber 'dinghies south of Tel
Aviv, seize a bus, and head for
the IDF high command com-
plex in Tel Aviv, where they
would take hostages and de-
mand the release of 150 Fatah
prisoners held in Israeli jails.
The operation was planned
by Abu Jihad, one of Arafat's
top lieutenants whose full
name is Halil Al-Wazir and
whose record includes respon-
sibility for the Hotel Savoy at-
tack in 1975 in Tel Aviv and
the coastal road massacre in
His title is Western Front
Commander, and as such he
holds a key position in the
planning and organization of
actions inside the West Bank
and Israel proper.
On Aug. 25, the Israeli navy
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Israel and the territories, and
another 14 attacks or attempts
against Israeli targets abroad.
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and activity for persons in their later years. Varied services
through a Federal Grant Title III of the Older Americans
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Reservations for lunch and
transportation must be made
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a need to discuss a problem
pertaining to what we are of-
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Nov. 7 Senior Employ-
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Positive Living Nancy
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positive thinking to aid you in
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Writers Workshop Ruth
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Jewish PACs
Friday, November 1, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
^inued from Paae 14-A
C 000 from a PAC last year.
ived this amount from
pAC and also $250
[naAA PAC.)
more amorphous way to
te a PAC's effectiveness is
(gt what one Capitol insider
the atmospherics of
"Much of politics is
ichological," he said.
hence & a perceived reality.
fthe last few years, con-
nen have been falling all
"themselves in their rush to
Lforaid to Israel. They used to
Ufa more critical. This is a
\ that Jewish PACs are effec-
Congressmen know that
around the country can
fer What they deliver is am-
i money. And money gets so-
ne to Capitol Hill. Even con-
nen with a minuscule Jewish
btituency or no Jewish con-
LnCy will think twice about
ng against Israel."
his view that Jews have new
tjcal power "Has madeeven
[enemies come around," said
ert Golder of Delaware Valley
"Even Jesse Helms has ask-
fm why they tried to defeat
&Cs have also changed Jews'
eption of their own power.
I instance, after Jewish PACs
almost $322,000 into II-
jis to successfully topple Sen.
rles Percy, AIPAC director
Dine told the Council of
rish Federations that Percy's
at had "defined Jewish power
[the rest of the century. That
l will reverberate."
lEFORE THE days of pro-
PACs, Jews usually dealt
| with their own congressmen.
they study voting records,
picy statements, debate
nscripts of congressmen from
ands of miles away. Of the
(candidates backed last year by
pro-Israel Louisianians for
perican Security PAC, only
ht ran in Louisiana; of the 55
bdidates backed by Tucson-
Desert Caucus, none came
i Arizona.
tor many Jews, the days of
rinct politics may be over.
ough their PACs, they deal
i an international issue the
ile East at a national level,
i congressmen constantly per-
l them for funds and assuring
i of their allegiance to Israel,
PACs and the broader
i community sense a new,
orating clout in Washington.
few years ago, Washington
norist Mark Russel said, "PAC
ople say they're for good
wrnment and they're not try-
to unduly influence anyone.
if they're not getting any,
! is 'action' their middle
lUSSELL'S wisecracJc
erlines one of the innate pro-
blems with PACs, Jewish or
otherwise: The association in
many minds between campaign
financing and outright corruption.
The collective chorus from pro-
Israel PACs is that they reward
friends, retaliate a against
enemies and are, in turn, assured
a certain "access" to those who
are elected.
As for "buying" a vote, Na-
tional PAC head Richard Altman
said, "Impossible. Congressmen
are thinking, caring people. They
have their principles. But they are
also political animals and, by
nature, they need to run cam-
paigns which are very clostly.
That's where we come in."
There is nothing sleazy, said
Altman, about PACs. "It's all
highly regulated," he said. "It's a
very clean business. People tend
to forget about this and remember
back to the days of smoke-filled
rooms and crooked political
A FEW heads of pro-Israel
PACs are not particularly en-
thralled with the notion of
political action committees. They
endorse them because they are
the current modus operandi of
American politics. Said the head
of one PAC, "The oil lobby was
doing it before us. Bechtel was do-
ing it before us. It's our duty to do
it. And anyway, with the Arab
PACs so few and so weak, we
would be stupid not to take advan-
tage of them."
Even some people who back
PACs realize that they have their
shortcomings. "PACs do distort
the body politic," admitted one
Washington consultant who
nevertheless favors them.
"They give people in, say,
Manhattan, a voice in who is
elected in Idaho, but that's the
way politics is played these days.
We are dealing with the fate of
the Jewish state and I will do
anything anything to assure
that. Politics is not a platonic af-
fair. We are in it for keeps and
sometimes it gets very, very nas-
ty. It is a reflection of the political
maturity of American Jews to get
involved with PACs, whether they
like them or not."
"MONEY," Hubert Humphrey
once said, "is the mother's milk of
"Now, it's the chicken soup,
too," added Morris Amitay, head
of Washington PAC, thinking of
the growth of Jewish PACs. Only
time will tell how tasty that
chicken soup will be after being
stirred by the cruel necessities of
politics. But to Amitay, pro-Israel
PACs are a fait accompli and
debating their value is "fruitless."
Jewish "energies," said
Amitay, "would be better expend-
ed on creating more of them. Sup-
porters of Israel would actually be
remiss if they do not use all the
means available to them to ac-
quire access and influence. With
Israel facing so many serious pro-
blems and needing continued
American support, more PACs
are better than less."
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(JTA) Two legislative
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observant Jews were signed
into law by Gov. George
The two measures were drafted
at the request of the California
chapter of the Commission on
Legislation and Civic Action of
Agudath Israel of America.
One measure obligates Califor-
nia employers to make
"reasonable accommodation" for
religious observance by
employees. The other bans
penalties against university
students who cannot take ex-
aminations on the Sabbath or
religious holidays because they
are religiously observant persons,
according to Rabbi Chaim Schnur,
California Agudath office
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Talks of Peace Between Israel, Jordan
Continued from Page 1
should be terminated im-
mediately. Israel declares this
readily, in the hope that King
Hussein is willing to
reciprocate this step. Let us
not confine the horizons of our
vision to the limits set by what
is history-proven. For the
future holds yet untold
possibilities for peace and pro-
sperity for our war-torn
The other parts of Peres'
speech were devoted to assail-
ing terrorism, the state of
Israel's relations with Egypt
and the plight of Soviet Jewry.
"In our region," said Peres,
"terrorism is at war with
peace. Terrorism is bent on in-
juring the peace process but
we have an equal determina-
tion: It will not stop progress
toward peace. We reject the
absurd claim that resisting ter-
rorism rather than ter-
rorism itself undermines ef-
forts for peace." He charged
that PLO terrorism has
brought more tragedy than
anything else to the Palesti-
nian people.
Turning to Israel's relations
with Egypt, Peres declared:
"We turn to our Egyptian
friends with the invitation to
breathe life into our relations
and to raise our peoples'
spirits; let us not allow gloom
and doom to overshadow our
worthiest accomplishments;
let us make our peace a success
a source of encouragement
to others."
Appealing directly to the
Soviet leaders, Peres declared,
"Let our people go. Empty the
prisons of people whose sole
crime is loyalty to Jewish
tradition and pursuit of the
Zionist dream. Individuals like
(Anatoly) Sharansky and
(Yosef) Begun. This call ex-
ceeds ordinary political con-
siderations. It reaches the
depth of human dignity and
the source of human rights."
Meeting with Israeli
reporters, after his speech,
Peres was asked it he had any
idea of what King Hussein's
response to his proposal would
be. He replied that he didn't
know, but that he thought it
was worthwhile, by introduc-
ing his initiative, to present
Israel's position in the clearest
terms. Asked if Israel had
changed its position about an
international peace con-
ference, Peres answered that
there must be a distinction bet-
ween an international peace
conference, supported by Hus-
sein, and an international
forum as proposed by Israel.
Dole Says Senate
Will Ratify Treaty
Continued from Page 1
Jewish Cemetery, to be used in
building the foundation of the
Although the U.S. govern-
ment donated the land on
which the museum is being
built for a scheduled opening
in 1989, the $100 million need-
ed for its construction, equip-
ment and endowment is being
raised through a nationwide
campaign headed by two
Holocaust survivors. Miles
Lerman. of Vineland, N.J.,
and Sigmund Strochlitz. of-
New London, Conn.
President Reagan is
honorary chairman of the cam-
paign, and Interior Secretary
Donald Hodel said that this is a
"signal to the entire nation"
that the museum is an "impor-
tant objective of the American
Reagan, in a message read
at the ceremony by Hodel,
stressed the importance of the
museum's being built among
so many major American
monuments. "With our
children and our children's
children in mind, we are
creating on this spot a place of
remembrance and warning,"
Reagan said.
All the speakers stressed the
necessity of remembering the
Holocaust in order to prevent
it from ever happening again.
Dole noted that Gen. Dwight
Eisenhower visited one of the
liberated death camps so in the
future he could bear witness it
there was a claim that the Nazi
atrocities were not true.
But Dole noted that 40 years
later memories were fading,
and many survivors had died.
He said if it is hard to
remember the inhumanity of
the Holocaust "think about the
fate of Leon Klinghoffer .
Lest we forget for one mo-
ment, think about what hap-
pened yesterday or the day
before or last week, as well as
40 years ago."
Wiesel also said that the
murder of Klinghoffer by ter-
rorists "is today as abhorrent
as state terror was when, from
Hitler's Berlin, it dominated
part of Europe from 1933 to
Mark Talisman, vice chair-
man of the Holocaust Council,
said the museum will be a
reminder not only of the Nazi
atrocities against Jews and
others but of the silence of
governments and people while
it happened. "Had they done
otherwise, there would be no
need at all to be here today,"
he noted.
HE SAID there is no "better
place than here at the seat of
our government" for the
museum "so as to remind us
forever of our precious respon-
sibility never to allow the
darkness of the Holocaust to
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Temple Emanu-El Announces
Adult Ed. Programs
Candle lighting Time
Nov.1 5:19 p.m.
Nov. 8 5:15 p.m.
The Adult Education Com-
mittee of Temple Emanu-El of
Palm Beach has published its
schedule of offerings for the
1985-86 season.
The temple's Institute of
Learning Series is divided into
four main segments: "The
Wednesday Jewish Study
Series" is a collection of five
13-week lecture and study
roups conducted by
istinguished rabbis and
educators, covering subjects
ranging from conversational
Hebrew to creative ap-
proaches to Bible study. The
Friday Evening Forums" will
feature the discussion of cur-
rent topics of interest by pro-
miment speakers. "The
Scholar's Weekend," from Fri-
day, Jan. 24 through Sunday,
Jan. 26, will focus on Judaism
and human rights, and a
special "Memorial Lecture" by
Rabbi Jack Riemer will take
place on Sunday, March 16.
Participation in the Institute
of Learning Series is by
subscription only, and the pro-
grams are open to the public.
All programs will be held at
Temple Emanu-El of Palm
Beach. Watch for further
details in subsequent issues of
the Floridian or call the Tem-
ple Emanu-El office for more
feiiterhood will hold its
ird meeting on Monday,
v 4 at 9:45 a.m., and its
ruiar meeting on Tuesday,
T 19 at 1 p.m., when Esther
nuels will review "Crescent
y" by Belva Plain.
fongregation Beth Kodesh
iBoynton Beach announces
It Rabbi Avrom L. Drazin
11 begin his Adult Education
jitures on Tuesday, Nov. 5
|7:30 p.m.
.he series of 10 lectures
.jcussions will be devoted to
lewish Philosophy through
le Ages" and based on Ethics
[the Fathers. Participants
be free to question and
uss all aspects of Jewish
Friday, Nov. 1, Rabbi
zin will host a question and
Jgwer period following the
ular late Friday evening
|rvices. Participants are urg-
to come and bring their
[For complete information
lid exact dates, please contact
|e Synagojjue office.
A Wine and Cheese Party is
king planned by the Lake
lorth Jewish Center Singles
Iroup (55 and over). This is
jieir first social of the season
fhich will take place on Sun-
ay, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Small
(Temple Beth David is conti-
nuing its Adult Education
pries with Dr. Mabelle Mann
their guest speaker. Her
topic for discussion will be
lewish Art and will include a
jlide presentation.
1 Or. Mann has contributed
huch to the Fine.Arts in the
ay of books like her disserta-
tion of Francis William Ed-
onds: Mammon and Art, and
Ler book Prints and
otographs. She has also
one extensive writings for
pierican-Art Journal and
nerican Art and Antiques on
pth Century American Art,
"nerican Indian Art and
American Prints. Dr. Mann
1 been the art critic for the
[imes-Herald-Record and the
ilm Beach Jewish World.
he has been the guest curator
Pr three exhibits; The Ed-
monds, followed by the
American Art Union and her
present curatorial exercise is
F>e Walter Launt Palmer
All are welcome to attend,
Je evening of Nov. 3 (Sunday)
p.m. Refreshments will be
Yetta Kailes and Cantor
Anne Newman will conduct
Temple Judea Sabbath Ser-
vices on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8
p.m. at St. Catherine's
Cultural Center. Mrs. Kailes
will present a Torah lesson and
Cantor Newman will teach the
music of the service.
Mrs. Kailes has served many
congregations on Long Island
prior to coming to Florida. She
teaches Adult Intermediate
Hebrew at Temple Judea on a
volunteer basis. As a Temple
member, Mrs. Kailes has con-
ducted religious services in the
past while Rabbi Joel Levine
has been to conferences or on
vacations. This Sabbath, Rabbi
Levine will be attending the
Biennial Convention of the
Union of American Hebrew
Congregations as a member of
the Temple Judea delegation.
Participants include president,
Stephen Berger, Myra Berger,
Susan Levine, and Aimee and
Harvev Levitt.
Child care will be provided
during services. The regular
Oneg Shabbat sponsored by
Sisterhood follows.
Joys Of Parenting Examined
In AJCommittee Publication
Temple Judea's popular
Live and Learn series will
open on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at
1:30 p.m. in Century Village
with a discussion led by Rabbi
Joel Levine on material based
on The Torah: A Modern
Commentary. Rose Kohn will
host the first session at her
home. Rabbi Levine will ex-
plore controversial selections
from the Five Books of Moses
utilizing the most recent ar-
chaeological information and
rabbinic commentaries. Iden-
tical sessions will be held at
Golden Lakes and in Lake
Worth. Sessions are conducted
on a monthly basis.
NEW YORK Seeking to
encourage young men and
women to marry and to have
children, the American Jewish
Committee's William Petschek
National Jewish Family
Center has jsut published The
Joys of Parenting, five
autobiographical essays by
authors of varying outlooks
and experiences.
The authors' children range
in number from two to five,
and all the families report they
have found satisfaction and
fulfillment in their
Included are Two Careers
and Children Too, by Jonathan
Groner, an attorney at the
Federal Trade Commission in
Washington, D.C.; Four is a
Lot More Than Two Plus Two,
by Esther (Lindy) Buch, an ad-
junct assistant professor at
Mercy College of Detroit; More
is Better, by Avis Dimond
Miller, a rabbinic intern at
Adas Israel Congregation in
Philadelphia; A Father's
Perspective, by David Singer,
associate director of Informa-
tion and Research Services at
the American Jewish Commit-
tee; and Between Jewish
Parent and Child, by Blu
Greenberg, author of On
Women and Judaism and
other books.
In a foreword to the pam-
phlet, Yehuda Rosenman,
Director of the Petschek
Center says, "Our belief in the
importance of marriage and
children is based on a convic-
tion that ultimate happiness
and fulfillment derive from
selfless and transcending love,
a love not based on ulterior
motives. Such love is possible
only within a happy family
Mr. Rosenman notes that
while most people reacted with
awe to the work of the artist,
the composer and the sculptor,
the creative act of having
children and raising them to be
mature and responsible adults
was even more exalting and
The project, Mr. Rosenman
writes, grew out of the AJC-
sponsored National Con-
ference on Parenting in 1983,
when 30 religious and family-
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oriented organizations ex-
amined the manner in which
decisions are made by young
Commenting on Joys qf
Parenting, Mr. Rosenman
adds: "We hope that most
couples will have more than
one child; however, we
recognize that how many more
depends on the particular cou-
ple's values, attitudes and life
Intermarriage To Be Explored
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5,
at 7:30 the adult education
program of Temple Israel will
sponsor a four-week family life
education course entitled
Family Issues and Interfaith
Marriages, which is designed
to help parents of intermarried
couples examine the issues and
problems raised by interfaith
relationships within their
Jewish education director
Ann Lynn Lipton, who will
lead the weekly two-hour
group-discussion sessions, first
heard about this type of educa-
tional program last May in
New York City at the first Na-
tional Conference on Pro-
grams for the Intermarried.
"The impact of this kind of
program has been significant
in other communities and
could be effective in our area,
since we have a large number
of intermarried couples as well
as a large retiree population
whose children make up the
bulk of the ever-growing com-
munity of intermarried
couples," said Ms. Lipton.
The course, which is free ex-
cept for the nominal cost of
materials, will be personalized
so that discussions of the sub-
ject can be directed to in-
dividual problems of group
members. "We'll explore how
we, in our everyday lives, can
effectively deal with the ques-
tions and conflicts that are
raised as a result of intermar-
riage," added Lipton.
Noting that in previous
generations most Jewish mar-
riages entailed the sharing of a
common heritage and value
system between the families
involved, Lipton said, "Today
we can't take that for granted.
Those who join Jewish families
through marriage often bring
with them a different cultural
and religious heritage, and we
should be prepared to meet the
resultant challenges in a con-
structive way."
More information about this
course may be obtained by con-
tacting Cecile Tishman at
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