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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August 1, 1986
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Vol. 11, no. 27 (Sept. 13, 1985)-
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Jewish floridian
Premier Shimon Peres' sur-
prise two-day visit to Morocco
which ended early last Thurs-
day morning (July 24) ap-
parently amounted to little
more than a frank exchange of
views on the Middle East bet-
ween the Israeli leader and his
host, King Hassan II.
But there was another sur-
prising development following
the meeting between the two
leaders. On Sunday, King
Hassan announced that he has
resigned as chairman of the
Background Report
Seeking U.S. Favor
King Hassan of Morocco has a
long record of high level con-
tacts with Israelis, although
Premier Shimon Peres' sur-
prise visit to that country last
week as the King's guest was
the first publicly acknowledg-
ed summit-level dialogue bet-
ween the two countries.
Peres is known to have
visited Hassan at least twice
during the period 1977-1984
when he was leader of the
Labor opposition. And Hassan
played host to Yitzhak Rabin
when he was Prime Minister of
Israel in the mid-70s, though
Rabin's trip to Rabat was
undertaken in strictest
Middle East peace accelerated
after Likud came to power in
Israel under Premier
Menachem Begin in 1977. He
hosted two crucial secret
negotiating sessions with then-
Foreign Minister Moshe
Dayan and Hassan Tohamey, a
senior aide to Egyptian Presi-
dent Anwar Sadat.
Those sessions are said to
Continued on Page \9-
Arab summit conference
because of the meeting with
Hassan said in a letter to
Chedli Klibi, secretary general
of the Arab League, that he
hoped his resignation would
clear the way for a meeting of
Arab leaders "with as little
delay as possible."
DESPITE THE second sur-
prise, the two-day meeting
between Peres and Hassan is
being regarded by many
observers as an accomplish-
ment, as was the joint com-
munique published
simultaneously in Jerusalem
and Rabat Thursday which
made clear, politely, that the
i-wo leaders could reach no
agreement. But the possiblity
was held out for further con-
tacts in the future.
"I don't think anyone ex-
pected that in one meeting we
would reach agreement on all
subjects," Peres told reporters
after his pre-dawn arrival at
Ben Gurion Airport Thursday.
He added, "It certainly con-
tributes to speeding up the
peace process."
The joint communique
Shimon Peres
described the meeting as "of a
purely exploratory nature,
aiming at no moment at engag-
ing in negotiations." It outlin-
ed in general terms the posi-
tions of Hassan and Peres.
urged Middle East peace on
the basis of the resolutions
adopted at the Arab League
summit conference of
September, 1982 at Fez,
Morocco, which called for
Israel's total withdrawal from
the occupied Arab territories,
negotiations with the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion and the creation of a
Palestinian state.
Peres informed the monarch
that those terms are unaccep-
table to Israel. According to
the communique, "Peres
clarified his observations on
the Fez plan, putting forth
propositions pertaining to con-
ditions he deems necessary for
the installation of peace." The
communique did not elaborate.
Moroccan officials said
Hassan is determined to go
ahead with his search for bet-
ter Israeli-Arab understan-
ding. In a televised address
Wednesday night, Hassan said
Peres had refused to accept
what he termed the "path to
peace." He said he had ex-
plained the meaning of the Fez
statement, and Peres had
refused to accept what he
termed the "path to peace."
He said he had explained the
Continued on Page 20-
Two Synagogues Join in Cooperative Venture
Assistant News Coordinator
Dr. Anita Katz, president of
the Central Conservative
Synagogue of the Palm
Beaches, and Julius Levine,
president of Temple B'nai
Jacob of Palm Springs, have
announced that their two
respective congregations will
join together in a cooperative
venture. Rabbi Howard J.
Hirsch will become the
spiritual leader for both con-
gregations which will join
together in worship at Temple
B'nai Jacob, 2177 South Con-
gress Avenue, West Palm
Beach as of Aug. 8, with the
exception of the forthcoming
High Holidays.
According to the presidents,
this cooperative venture
benefits both synagogues to an
unusual degree and is a first
for this community. The pulpit
of B'nai Jacob has been vacant
for several months and the
Central Conservative
optimistic about the future
success of the joint venture.
"We are looking forward to
both congregations growing
together religiously and pro-
grammatically. The potential
for genuine growth is certainly
present in this unique situa-
tion. This is our engagement
year and next year we hope to
be married," Rabbi Hirsch
Prior to this agreement, the
Central Conservative
Synagogue was a growing con-
gregation with no permanent
home. Founded a year ago
with only 30 families, they
have grown to over 200
families in just one year. Their
board felt, however, that it
was too early in their develop-
ment to start fund-raising for
a new building of their own.
Continued on Page 1ft
Federation to Conduct
Demographic Study
Tlsha B'Av... It it relevant
Vatican-Israeli relations...
page 9
Doggy Days... page 2
Israel and News Leaks...
page 12
Hebrew Classes in
China... page 11
Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch

Synagogue's growth has been
hampered by lack of a home
for its religious activities. Dr.
Katz noted that with "Rabbi
Hirsch serving both congrega-
tions and with Temple B'nai
Jacob welcoming us to their
lovely sanctuary, the needs of
the two congregations will be
met in an extraordinary
display of mutual respect and
Mr. Levine explained that
while several activities will be
held together, each congrega-
tion will continue to manage
its own fiscal and ad-
ministrative affairs.
"Together we anticipate a fine
relationship for future growth
and development," the presi-
dent said.
Rabbi Hirsch is extremely
Erwin H. Blonder, president
of the Jewish Federation of
Palm Beach County, has an-
nounced that a major year-
long demographic study of the
Jewish community from Boyn-
ton Beach to Jupiter will be
undertaken (including some
work in the Stuart-Port St.
Lucie area).
Blonder stressed the impor-
tance of the study for the
Jewish community at this
time. Our Jewish population
has expanded at an explosive
rate. The Federation has need
for specific demographic data
to guide our leaders in the
decision making process over
the next ten years," he stated.
In order to better serve the
needs of the growing Jewish
population here, a variety of
information will be gathered
through an in-depth telephone
survey of 1,000 households.
Federation is presently in the
process of forming a commit-
children to the infirm.
Blonder also announced that
Continued on Page 2
Dr. Ira Sheskin
tee which will begin meeting in
September. The results of the
demographic study will help
determine the need for ser-
vices in various geographical
areas as well as for different
types of population from
single parent families to the
elderly, from latch key


Page 2 i The Jewish Workhan of Palm Beach >inty/Frkky, August 1, 1986
What Do
They Want?
By itself, King Hussein's renewed interest in the West
Bank could be a positive development. Recently the Jordanian
monarch told journalists including some based in Israel and
specially invited to Amman for an interview that "a large
silent majority" of Palestinian Arabs in the territories is still
to be heard from. Jordan's role, he said, was to "remove from
the Palestinians any intimidation of any sort, be it from Israel
or any other source."
The King's reference to Israel was pro forma. The source
he had in mind, obviously, was the PLO and perhaps its cur-
rent allies of convenience, Communists and Moslem fun-
damentalists. To help remove the intimidation and bolster
his own regime Hussein's government recently closed two
dozen offices belonging to Yasir Arafat's Fatah, the largest
PLO subgroup. Amman also announced a $150 million, five-
year assistance plan for the West Bank.
Israel has said for years that it wants to negotiate with
Jordan and non-PLO Palestinian Arabs. Jordan's renewed in-'
terest in the West Bank, following its rift with the PLO, could
help lay the groundwork for the emergence of a Jordan-
Palestinian Arab delegation which could engage in peace talks
with Israel. Unfortunately the King's actions have a second
context, which he himself has made clear.
That context is the Jordanian-Syrian rapprochement and
Hussein's efforts to enhance Jordan's inter-Arab status by
trying to reconcile Syria and its bitter rival, Iraq. Jordan's
crackdown on the PLO dovetails with Syrian President Hafez
Assad's anti-Arafat policies. And Assad has no interest in
peace with Israel or in allowing Jordan and Palestinian Arabs
to reach a settlement with the Jewish state. A Jordanian-
Syrian party to peace talks with Israel is no more realistic
than the Jordanian-PLO combination fantasized by some.
What was, and still might be a possibility, is that envision-
ed at Camp David: Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Palestinian
Arabs in direct negotiations. Israel's Prime Minister, Shimon
Peres, has issued repeated invitations to Hussein. Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak and non-PLO Palestinians to open
talks. He has done so in language as congenial as any the
Arabs can legitimately expect to hear from an Israeli leader.
But they have failed so far to respond seriously. The
closer Hussein moves toward Assad, the more difficult it will
be for him to talk with Jerusalem. The more Mubarak tries to
reconcile Jordan and the PLO, and the longer Cairo dallies
over Taba, the less likely it will be able to assist in a real Arab-
Israeli settlement.
The rotation scheduled to bring Likud's Yitzhak Shamir
back to the Prime Minister's office will not, as Israel's detrac-
tors claim, end the possibilities for negotiations. As Prime
Minister, Shamir will follow the same national unity govern-
ment agreement which has guided Peres. But if Hussein,
Mubarak and non-PLO Palestinians cannot accept Peres' in-
vitations, it seems unlikely they'll respond to Shamir's. Vice
President George Bush visited the region early this week, it is
hoped he asked them what they think they were waiting for.
(Near East Report)
Federation To Conduct
Demographic Study
been many positive results in
decision making by the Miami
Federation as a result of the
study," stated Blonder.
"Many things have been done
more effectively."
Continued from Pi*e 1
Federation has engaged Dr.
Ira Sheskin, associate pro-
fessor of geography at the
University of Miami, as a con-
sultant to the community in
conducting the demographic
According to Blonder, Dr.
Sheskin is eminently
qualified to oversee this com-
munity's efforts. "Dr. Sheskin
has completed a similar study
in Dade County for the
Greater Miami Jewish Federa-
tion. One of the reasons we are
excited about our participation
in this effort in the Palm
Beaches is that there have
Dr. Sheskin has also done
similar studies in South Palm
Beach County and Martin
County. He received his PhD
in Geography from Ohio State
University in 1977 and is an
expert in the methodology of
surveys. He is the author of
the book, Survey Research for
Geographers, and has publish-
ed numerous other articles in
this field.
Job Tips
For assistance in learning skills to enhance your
employability strategy, please attend the job seminar
presented by Jewish Family and Children's Service of
Palm Beach County, Inc., on Mondays, August 4 and
11, 10 a.m., or Wednesday, August 6, 5:30 p.m. The
office is located at 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 104, West Palm Beach. For reservations contact
Carol Barack at 684-1991. There is a nominal donation
for this program.
Morse Geriatric Center
Celebrates Third Anniversary
On Sunday, July 13, over 250
guests gathered in the Lowe
Auditorium for the Third An-
niversary Celebration of the
Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center of the Jewish Home for
the Aged of Palm Beach
The Third Anniversary pro-
gram of events was chaired by
Thelma Newman, local media
personality and Center resi-
dent. A special feature of the
program was a plaque
presented to resident Anita
Anton in recognition of her
contributions as founding and
past president of the Center's
Resident Council.
Also appearing on the day's
program were E. Drew
Gackenheimer, executive
director; Bernard Plisskin,
board member and president
of the Men's Associates; and
Sylvia Berman, president of
the Women's Auxiliary.
The Resident Council was
represented by speakers Sarah
Weinstein, secretary; and
president David Daniels.
Additional awards of
recognition were presented to
resident Albert Smith, Sada
Marine and posthumously to
Sarah Beckerman for their in-
volvement with Resident
Joining in the festivities of the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric
Center's Third Anniversary Celebration are (seated) Thelma
Newman, chairperson for the Celebration; (standing, left to
right) Honoree Anita Anton; Executive Director E. Drew
Gackenheimer; Sarah Weinstein, secretary of the Resident
Council; Bernard Plisskin, board member and president of
the Men's Associates; Women's Auxiliary President Sylvia
Berman and David Daniels, president of the Resident
High praise was given to the
Center's dietary department
for their preparation of the
brunch which followed the
The Morse Geriatric Center
is a beneficiary agency of the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
Doggy Days Bring Joy
The face of Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center resident Eve Utell lights op a* she shares
a moment with a Cairn terrier owned by Nancy Webster, a member of the Jupiter-
Tequesta Dog Club. K
Assistant News Coordinator
There's excitement in the
air. Today is a special day.
Visitors are coming and the
residents wait expectantly.
They're here! The residents'
faces light up as the furry four-
legged canines greet them.
Hands go out to pet the dogs
and the pure-breds return the
greetings with obvious delight.
What are dogs doing at a
long-term health care facility
for the elderly? According to
Frank Thompson, activities
director at the Joseph L.
Morse Geriatric Center, pet
therapy is a new and exciting
area in geriatric care. It has
become a respected member of
the curriculum in health ser-
vices colleges. "Classes in pet
therapy for geriatrics are now
taught in colleges along with
occupational and recreational
therapy, The benefits are well
recognized," stated
"Whenever the animals are
brought in, the residents hold,
touch and pet them. For a
while, they are sending love
out and that is very healthy for
them. This is a big event,"
stated Thompson. "The reac-
tions are tremendous. People
who haven't smiled before,
their faces light up."
Thompson noted that the
positive response of the
residents comes from either
remembering a prior ex-
perience with an animal they
have had or relating in the pre-
sent to something that needs
love, attention and affection.
This seems to be the reason
resident Eve Utell eagerly
awaits the arrival of the dogs.
"I had a dog at home. His
name was Sporty," she said.
When asked which of the five
dogs she liked best, she quickly
said, "I liked China Moon. She
is small and friendly. She sat
on my lap and I liked to pet
Once a month Dr. Wynne
Ballinger of the Pekingese
Club of Palm Beach brings in
various dogs for the residents'
enjoyment. Pet therapy is a
project that they have under-
taken. However, on this day
Dr. Ballinger was not able to
come herself and the Jupiter-
Tequesta Dog Club "pinch-hit"
for her. Led by President
Carole Miller, a Pekingese,
Tibetan terrier, Cairn terrier,
German shepherd and a Great
Dane delighted the residents.
An additional program,
Continued on Page 16

Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian Of Palm Beach County Page 8
UIA Delegates Undeterred by Terrorist Threats
Undeterred by threats of ter-
rorism, some 267 leaders of
American Jewry, representing
46 Jewish Federations and
various Zionist organizations
throughout the U.S., attended
the recently-held Jewish Agen-
cy Assembly in Jerusalem as
members of the United Israei
Appeal delegation.
As active participants in the
Assembly's deliberations, UIA
delegates were responsible for
the passage of more resolu-
tions than have ever before
been passed in Jewish Agency
Assembly history, according to
Henry Taub, UlA's chairman.
Taub said that, as opposed to
the "resolutions brought to the
floor during last year s Jewish
Agency Assembly, 36 were
received by the Assembly
Resolutions Committee this
year, and 21 were passed. He
said that the "future of UlA's
involvement in the Jewish
Agency could be measured by
the vigorous resolution activi-
ty of UIA delegates" and he
praised the "interest and stay-
ing power" of members of the
UIA delegation.
Taub said the resolution
which received "the most at-
tention" was the one which
called for a cessation of
assistance, directly or indirect-
ly, to anti-Zionist. anti-Israel
organizations. It was passed.
Taub stated that some of the
other key resolutions of the
1986 Jewish Agency Assembly
passed were:
A resolution accepting the
$414 million Jewish Agency
budget for the current fiscal
year. In addition, the
Assembly approved $48
million for Project Renewal,
dependent on cash flow in that
A resolution encouraging
Modai Resigns
Was To Be Fired By Peres
Justice Minister Yitzhak
Modai resigned from the
government shortly before he
was about to be fired by
Premier Shimon Peres for
"disparaging public remarks"
about the Premier.
Modai, a Likud Liberal,
handed in his resignation at a
Cabinet meeting convened by
Peres for the express purpose
of dismissing him. Under the
law, it takes effect in 48 hours.
BY QUITTING voluntarily,
Modai averted a coalition crisis
inasmuch as the Labor-Likud
agreement specifies that the
Premier of one party may not
fire a Minister of the other
without the consent of that
party's leader.
Likud Ministers and Knesset
members criticized Peres and
hinted darkly that Labor was
maneuvering to break up the
unity coalition three months
before the rotation of power
agreement takes effect and
Likud leader Yitzhak Shamir
Yitzhak Modai
assumes the office of Prime
Nevertheless, they were
markedly cool in defense of
Modai. Several Likud
ministers agreed that his
remarks were intemperate but
argued that Laborite Ministers
have said far worse things
about Shamir.
Peres took umbrage at
Modai's statement in an inter-
view that Peres "knows as
much about law as he does
about economics," which in
the context clearly meant not
very much. Modai added that
there was "no love lost bet-
ween me and the Prime
Minister" and that he intended
one day "to settle scores" bet-
ween himself and Peres.
apology later was seen by
Peres as adding "insult to in-
jury," sources close to the
Prune Minister said.
The two men have long been
at odds and their differences
have been personalized. An at-
tack on Perea by Modai earlier
this year resulted in his
dismissal as Finance Minister.
To avoid bringing down the
government, Likud Ministers
arranged for Modai to swap
portfolios with then Justice
Minister Moshe Nissim. Modai
has never reconciled himself to
the loss of the much more
powerful and prestigious
Finance Ministry.
Catholic Leader Urges Reagan to
Nix Move of U.S. Embassy in Israel
President Reagan has been
urged by the head of the Na-
tional Conference of Catholic
Bishops to veto legislation that
would force the United States
Embassy in Israel to be moved
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
MALONE wrote in a letter
last week to Reagan that "We
believe such a unilateral move
would fail to address the
special significance Jerusalem
holds for Moslems, Jews and
Christians, and it would pre-
sent yet another obstacle (for)
Middle East peace."
The letter was quoted in the
Local Leaders Attend
Jewish Agency Assembly
Heinz Eppler and Irwin Levy, members of the
Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency,
recently attended the Jewish Agency Assembly
held in Jerusalem. The Palm Beach delegation
also included Jeanne Levy, Ruthe Eppler, Alan
and Elizabeth Shulman, Milton and Sis Gold
Morris and Alice Zipkin, and Jeffrey L. Klein, Ex-
ecutive Director of the Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.
Catholic New York, John Car-
dinal O'Connor's arcndiocesan
newspaper. Sen. Jesse Helms
(R., N.C.) is proposing an
amendment that would require
the Embassy location transfer.
Malone is president of the
350-member conference,
which includes O'Connor of
New York.
New UJA Chairman Outlines Objectives
Martin Stein, the newly
elected national chairman of
the United Jewish Appeal, call-
ed last month for the creation
of a "united Jewish agenda
and a united Jewish front" to
meet the many challenges fac-
ing the Jewish people.
He told reporters at a news
conference at UJA head-
quarters here that he believes
that the UJA is "the one
organization" that can help
unite the differing groups in
the Jewish community.
The 49 year-old Stein, a
native of Milwaukee, succeed-
ed Alex Grass as national
chairman. Stein has in the past

served as president of the
Milwaukee Jewish Federation
and has been a UJA national
vice president.
A pharmacist by training, he
began with one pharmacy in
1961 and built it into a chain of
19 pharmacies Stein Drugs.
He sold most of the phar-
macies in 1979 and founded
Stein Health Services, which is
now a major Mid-West optical
and medical company.
Stein told reporters that his
objectives are fivefold: "to
significantly enhance the
whole UJA campaign process
by developing a partnership"
with the communities; to in-
crease major gift contributions
and help all Jews to contribute
to their capacity; to develop
and nurture a new and young
leadership; to continue and
complete Project Renewal;
and to "become an advocate
for all Jews in distress coun-
tries" such as the Soviet
Union, Syria and Ethiopia.
Regarding the last objective,
Stein said that in the next few
weeks he is scheduled to visit
the Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
Stein is a former chairman of
the special UJA task force for
Operation Moses, an effort
that mobilized a campaign rais-
ing over $60 million in
than four months for the
tlement of Ethiopian Jews in
Israel in 1985.
the Jewish Agency settlement
Department to move swiftly to
save Israeli agricultural units
in serious difficulty and to
make the necessary expen-
ditures to assure their
economic independence.
A resolution mandating
that the term "non-Zionist" no
longer be used in reference to
any member of the Jewish
Agency Assembly.
A resolution that the
Agency "develop equitable
guidelines for appropriate,
maximum involvement with all
branches (of Judaism)." UIA
delegates were insistent that
Agency departments carry out
their mandates to assist in-
dividuals in need of support
and not organizations, per se.
A resolution which insisted
that programs and schools
receiving Jewish Agency aid
admit all olim, including
A resolution urging the
Project Renewal Department
to complete its work on behalf
of currently twinned
neighborhoods ana to assure
fulfillment of responsibilities
to those neighborhoods
already within the program
A resolution calling for the
extension of appropriate ab-
sorption services to the Ethio-
pian Jews rescued by "Opera-
tion Moses."
A resolution responding to
Prime Minister Shimon Peres'
call for solving the problems of
the Negev.
Several resolutions calling
for "excellence" in Jewish
Agency services.
A resolution urging that
"all members (of the
Assembly) should contribute to
their community campaigns
and be encouraged to become
members of the Zionist
organizations of their choice."
French Minister Snubs Arafat
PARIS (JTA) Foreign Minister Jean-Bernard
Raimond declined to pay a courtesy call on Palestine
Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat during a trip
last week to Tunis where Arafat currently has his head-
quarters. Arafat prudently left for Algiers on the evening
of Raimond's arrival to take the sting out of the snub.
RAIMOND'S DISREGARD of Arafat's insistence
that he be treated with the protocol due a head of state was
believed to be on strict instructions from Premier Jacques
Chirac. Raimond's three predecessors had always com-
plied. The new French position is seen here as stemming
from Chirac's desire to improve relations with Israel.
It is also believed to have followed from Chirac's
meetings last week with the Syrian Vice President Abdel
Khalim Khaddam, who has promised to try to obtain the
release of seven French hostages held by terrorists in
Lebanon. Syria supports an anti-Arafat group of PLO
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Assails Media
Sephardic Chief Rabbi
Mordechai Eliahu has charged
that journalists were responsi-
ble for the recent violence bet-
ween secular and ultra-
Orthodox Jews and denounced
the anti-racism law pending in
the Knesset. "If journalists
take lessons on the rules of
slander there will be many
blank spots in the
newspapers.' Eliabu said in an
interview published in the
periodical of the Habad hasidic
Once they learn the lessons,
there will be an end to the
situation in which every week
"someone else's blood is being
spilled, and the next week
there is a small apology, he
rfe expressed shock over the
recent arson against a Tel
Aviv synagogue, maintaining
"it is possible that a PLO man
committed that act" because it
is hard to believe it was done
by a Jew. The arson and the
desecration of sacred books at
two yeshivas are believed to
have been the work of anti-
religious extremists
retaliating for a wave of van-
dalism and arson against bus
shelters by ultra-Orthodox
Jews who objected to advertis-
ing posters.
Eliahu also attacked "all of
those of the education commit-
tees" who object to introduc-
ing religious studies in public
schools. He told them to 're-
pent publicly ard MM)
that you are read>
Judaism from mw
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Page 4 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 1, 1986
The resignation
Peres, Shamir Wait
For October Turnover
It is doubtful that Napoleon lost his domi-
nion over Europe in the battle of Waterloo
because he did not have the "character-
building" experience of playing cricket on
the fields of Eton. Both he and the mighty
generals of England who engineered his
defeat had character enough. It was merely
a matter of difference in viewpoint. But
what a difference.
The same holds true for the growing frac-
tiousness between Israel's Prime Minister
Shimon Peres and Deputy Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir. The two are joined in a Uni-
ty Government the first half of whose life
ends in October. At that time, Peres and
Shamir will reverse roles, thus completing
the agreement between Labor (Peres) and
Likud (Shamir) when neither party garnered
a decisive enough victory in the 1984 na-
tional elections two years ago to establish a
government on its own.
For a long time now, Likud has been
predicting that Peres would do something
provocative enough to precipitate a falling
out, and thus a new national election, before
the October turnover date. The rationale
behind Likud's suspicions is that Labor
would have nothing to lose but, despite the
growing conservative inclination in the
Israeli electorate these days, it could
possibly do well enough to win a new four-
year term of its own.
Labor's Agenda
Certainly, this sort of suspicion explains,
at least for Likud, the flurry of "controver-
sial" activity in which Peres has been engag-
ing during the last few months. The question
is whether Labor's view isn't just as convin-
cing, which is that Peres and his party are
sharply aware of the October turnover date
and are moving ahead as quickly as possible
in pursuit of their agenda because they know
that once Likud takes the helm, that party's
characteristic conservatism, coupled with its
less restrained militarism, will spell finis for
the agenda. Among its items:
The most startling and recent: the trip
by Prime Minister Peres to Morocco for
secret talks with King Hassan;
The growing evidence, denials on both
sides to the contrary, of maneuvering bet-
ween Jordan's King Hussein and Israel
seriously to pursue joint hegemony over the
West Bank and Gaza in fact, of Peres'
frank willingness to let go of Gaza entirely
except for a token and probably temporary
police presence;
The resignation of Attorney General
Zamir, who has as early as last January
declared his intention of quitting, and the
appointment of Yosef Harish as his suc-
cessor, who seems just as committed to pur-
suing a full-scale inquiry into the Shin Bet
scandal involving its resigned chief,
Avraham Shalom, as was his precedessor.
Harish pledged that no one would be
spared in the investigation. The emphasis
is ot unique importance because Shalom has
implicated Shamir who allegedly gave him
the go-ahead to kill the two surviving
Palestinian hijackers of a bus in Israel in
1984 after Israeli security units stormed
their four-man force. Shamir was Prime
Minister at the time;
of Justice Minister
Yitzhak Modai, who has accused Peres
of mishandling the Shin Bet case and
vowed that he would have a "score to settle
with Peres because of what Modai views as
his dismissal. The question is "mishandled
No one is willing to answer for the record
since Likud, specifically, keeps an unflin-
ching eye on the October turnover date. But
Shamir, who returns to the Prime Minister s
office at that time, nevertheless declared
that Modai's dismissal was "unjustified
and that, everyone can be sure, Modai would
be back in the Cabinet in October.
Free Choice Needed
Quite clearly, Peres and Shamir each
represents a different agenda for solving
Israel's many problems. As anxious as Peres
is to pursue his own, Shamir is just as anx-
ious in most instances to forestall it.
As Winston Churchill put it, Shamir may(
be more likely to "waw-waw than jaw-jaw.'
If Shamir is less happy about a full-scale
Shin Bet inquiry, it is not alone for the
reason that he appears to be implicated in its
controversial decision in 1984, but that he
gives the impression that he is determined
to maintain the secrecy of the Shin Bet's
security and anti-terrorist activity. The fact
is that Peres shares this determination too.
But at what price does it yield?
At a time when Israel is being buffeted by
Justice Department allegations of espionage
against the United States and by the emo-
tional tenor of the Shin Bet scandal, with all
of the side shows attendant to it, the dif-
ferences in style and national ideals between
Peres and Shamir grow ever more apparent.
It is a sad thing to see that little if an
debate is likely to come from these
ferences because Shamir's return to the
Prime Minister's office in this instance is
automatic. And because Shamir wants to
assure that return.
Both men are great leaders. But what
divides them ideologically may well need the
kind of debate that the coalition agreement
precludes so that the Israeli electorate can
make its own decision at a time far more dif-
ferent from the realities of 1984. It is hardly
realistic that with the proliferation of peace
possibility in the air a hardened militaristic
philosophy should automatically return to
power. It is hardly realistic that a politically
expedient agreement entered into two years
ago should bind Israel today to who will
make the serious decisions tomorrow.
Free choice in October would be the
ultimate test of Israel's national character -
the kind that brought victory to the British
at Waterloo.
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An official of the FBI said
last Wednesday that the
FBI had "suspects in the
case" of Alex Odeh, the
West Coast regional direc-
tor of the American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination Com-
mittee (ADC), who was kill-
ed by a bomb trip-wired to
the front of his office in San-
ta Ana, Calif., last Oct. 11.
But, Oliver Revell, assistant ex-
ecutive director of the FBI, told
the House Judiciary subcommit-
tee on Criminal Justice, that there
was not enough evidence yet to in-
dict anyone.
While not naming names, Revell
said "Jewish extremist elements"
were responsible for Odeh's death
and possibly a bomb that exploded
outside the ADC's Boston office.
But he stressed that "no par-
ticular group was involved.
REVELL TOLD reporters later
that "we are dealing with a very
few individuals who have come
together on an ad hoc basis." He
was testifying before the subcom-
mittee's hearing on an increase in
violence against Arab Americans.
"We are deeply concerned that
the federal investigation of Odeh's
death and the Boston bombing
have not produced a single indict-
ment," Rep. John Conyers (D.,
Mich.) said. But Revell said the
Odeh case has the "highest priori-
ty," and "I truly believe we will
solve it."
Two Arab-American members
of Congress, Reps. Nick Joe
Rahall (D., W.Va.) and Mary Rose
Oakar (D., Ohio), charged that
stereotyping by the Administra-
tion, some members of Congress
and especially the media have
created an "anti-Arab hysteria."
chairman, charged that when
President Reagan "demagogues
for three weeks about the murder
of Leon Klinghoffer," who was
killed by Palestinian terrorists
aboard the hijacked Achille Lauro,
"and is absolutely silent about the
murder of Alex Odeh" this "is a
signal that it is alright to this kind
of physical violence" to Arab
David Gordis, executive vice
president of the American Jewish
Committee, stressed that his
organization had condemned
Odeh's murder and has urged the
FBI to find those responsible.
He said that after Odeh's death
there were threats to Jewish
organizations and synagogues in
Orange County where Santa Ana
is located. "The American Jewish
Committee and other Jewish
organizations have attempted to
repair the damage done by the
bombing to relations between
Arab Americans and Jewish
Americans," he said.
League of B'nai B'rith distributed
a statement in the hearing room in
which its national director,
Nathan Perlmutter, "deplored
ethnically or racially motivated
violence, harassment or defama-
tion directed against any group of
Americans." Gordis noted that
American cooperation with an
assistance to Israel," he said. "In
carrying out this campaign, these
organizations have improperly
sought to limit legitimate
statements of positions by casting:
doubt on bona fides of Americans,
both Jewish and non-Jewish, who
support Israel."
David Sadds, executive director
of the National Association of
Arab Americans, charged that
Arab Americans have been
prevented from getting their
message to the public because of
threats from Jews which forces
newspapers and radio stations to
reject their advertisements.
Conyers expressed satisfaction
at the appearance of Abourezk,
Sadd and Gordis together before
the subcommittee.
retiring Washington represen-
tative of the American Jewish
Committee, pointed out that he
and other Jewish leaders and the
Arab Americans have frequently
appeared together and discussed
their differences.
"I would like to see that habit
also established by Arab leaders in
the Middle East to sit down with
Israelis and talk about their dif-
ferences," Bookbinder sail
Abourezk interjected that
the AJCommittee has long work- would hope that his desire for a
ed "to counter ethnic stereotyp- dialogue between Arab leaders
ing of any and all ethnic groups, and Israeli leaders would include
including Arab Americans." But
he stressed that it is not ethnic
stereotyping when any organiza-
tion disagrees "with the merits of
domestic and foreign policy ques-
tions of Arab-Americans." Gordis
warned that any campaign
against stereotypingjnust not be
used to defame another group or
"It is well-documented that one
of the important policy goals of a
number of Arab American
organizations has been to weaken
the PLO."
Gordis had asserted in his state-
ment earlier that "It is also our
strongly held conviction that
those who support the PLO,
without condemning its terrorist
nature, encourage terrorism.
Perlmutter, in his statement, urg-
ed "Arab American groups to
follow the lead of the major
American Jewish organisations
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Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 5
Is It Still Necessary To Observe Tisha B'Av?
In the weeks following the
Six Day War, in June, 1967,
world Jewry was in a state of
euphoria over the newly won
security of Israel and the
widening of its borders, which
now included the Old City of
Jerusalem and the site of the
First and Second Temples.
(This heightened sense of
Jewish self-confidence and
pride extended even into the
Soviet Union, where it
galvanized Soviet Jews, who
had been, until then, "the Jews
of silence," to use Elie
Wiesel's phrase.) The return of
the Temple mount to Jewish
hands raised a serious ques-
tion: Is it still necessary to
observe Tisha b'Av?
This had long been a
legitimate question. The
destruction of the Temples
was an ancient event with very
little impact on our time. After
the reestablishment of the
State of Israel, and certainly in
1967, with Israel's new sense
of security, there really seem-
ed to be no further purpose in
observing the day. (There have
been other post-biblical obser-
vances that ceased to be mark-
ed once there was no longer
any need to remember the
event being commemorated,
so, while unusual, it would not
have been a novum in Jewish
life to stop remembering the
destruction of the Temple.)
I happened to be in Israel on
Tisha b'Av in 1967 and saw
that even in Tel Aviv, in the
synagogue of Chief Rabbi
Goren (then Chief Chaplain of
the Israel Defense Forces), the
observance was without heart
and soul.
Perhaps, then, there isn't
much reason for the obser-
vance any more. Or is there?
My teacher, Rabbi Joseph B.
Soloveitchik, presented a
scholarly lecture on this sub-
{ect in June of 1968, in which
ie convincingly explained the
relevance of Tisha b'Av to us
all. Let me present his three
reasons, with the understan-
ding that any shortcomings in
the presentation are due to my
own faulty memory or

Jews have a unique collec-
tive memory and awareness of
time. We do not see ancient
historical events as things in
the distant past. On the con-
trary, we treat them as con-
temporary experiences. We re-
experience historical joys and
tragedies through the obser-
vance of our festivals and holy
days. On Passover, it is as if
each Jew personally went
forth from Egypt. On Shavuot,
each of us stands at Sinai once
again. On Sukkot, we relive
the experience of the sojourn
in the wilderness. By fasting
on the day before Purim, we
"remember" the anxiety and
the fright of Persia's Jews;
and we recreate the joy of
deliverance on Purim itself.
The same is true of Tisha
b'Av. We do not feel, on that
day, that we are com-
memorating an event that oc-
curred two thousand years
ago. We "see" the flames con-
suming the Temple, and we
suffer again the tragedy of ex-
ile. We feel it today as Jews
have felt it throughout the
ages since the destruction
itself. It, too, is part of our col-
lective memory. Talmud
Yerushalmi (the Jerusalem
Talmud) says: "Each genera-
tion that has not witnessed the
rebuilding of the Temple is like
the generation in which the
Temple was destroyed."
Tisha b'Av is more than an
occasion for mourning or even
the recollection of a time of
mourning. We can understand
this if we look at the historical
context and ask ourselves
some questions. Tisha b'Av
was begun as a day of mourn-
ing for the loss of the First
Temple, which was destroyed
in 586 BCE when the leader-
ship of the Jewish community
was sent into exile in
Babylonia. In other words, the
observance predates the
building of the Second Temple.
What, then, did the Jews do
during the time that the Se-
cond Temple stood? The Se-
cond Temple, built at the end
of the 6th century BCE, was
destroyed in the year 70, in the
first century of the Common
Era. Was Tisha b'Av observed
during this period? There is
every reason to believe bas-
ed on post-Talmudic sources,
particularly Maimonides
that it was. This must have
posed a very strange paradox.
How, we wonder, could the
High Priest conduct the
sacrificial service in a new
Temple early in the morning
on Tisha b'Av and then sit
down on the ground to recite
kinot (lamentations) that weep
over the Temple's loss? What a
seeming contradiction in
terms! How was it possible for
a people to live in the time of
Continued on Page 14
Tisha B'av
Tisha b'Av (Thursday, Aug. 14) marks
the end of a three-week period of semi-
mourning beginning with tne 17th of Tam-
muz, also a fast day. The nine days from
the beginning of Av to Tisha b'Av mark an
intensified mourning period; many people
abstain from meat and wine, refrain from
shaving, from buying new clothes, and
from various forms of entertainment.
Tisha b'Av is a fast day in commemora-
tion of the various disasters and tragedies
which have befallen the Jewish people
throughout history. The central mourning
is over the destruction of the Temple an
event which marked the initiation of the
exile. This has both physical as well as
spiritual dimensions. As Israel was divided
from the land, so too was the Shekhinah
the Divine Presence. To the kabbalists the
day represented the nature of the world's
incompleteness for tikkun repair (retur-
ning the Shekhinah to her place). Although
there is a temptation to concentrate on the
Holocaust, this should be resisted, so as not
to blur distinctions or lose sight of the
essence of the day.
Aspects of the day include:
The fast begins at sundown (Wednesday,
Aug. 13).
No leather is worn.
The Book of Lamentations is read at
night while sitting on the floor or on low
stools. Candlelight is used for the reading.
After the chanting, kinot a form of
dirge are said. These are also said in the
Tallit and tefillin are not worn for
At Minhah, tallit and tefillin are put on
and there is a Torah reading.
In both services, there is an addition to
the Amidah that makes special reference
to Tisha b'Av.
One is supposed to study on Tisha b'Av
only those sections of the Talmud which
deal with the destruction of the Temple.
This article has been reprinted from the
Jewish Catalog published by The Jewish
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Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 1, 1986
Why A Jewish Family and Children's Service?
(A personal view from the
Executive Director of Jewish
Family and Children's
I came to Jewish Family Ser-
vice work nine years ago,
after directing a mental health
center in rural Ohio. I had
never worked within a Jewish
Family Service agency before
and looked forward to the job
as interesting but, in all pro-
bability, not very different
from the previous social work I
had done. I was wrong.
I learned that the purpose of
any Jewish Family Service is
to demonstrate to members of
the Jewish community (and
others) that the Jewish com-
munity, as a community, cares
about them as people and
wants to help in very real and
concrete ways those of our
r>pulation that need such help,
believe that the slogan "We
Are One" truly incorporates
both our connection and our
obligation to each other.
The mission, then, of a
Jewish Family Service is to
operationalize (sorry for the
jargon) that message on a one-
to-one, very personal and uni-
que basis.
Are there people who need
our services? The answer is an
unqualified yes, and the
evidence is extensive. Every
single Jewish Family Service
that I am aware of throughout
the country, in large, in-
termediate and small com-
munities alike, is besieged with
requests for service. Most
have extensive waiting lists.
We can no longer fool
ourselves that the Jewish
Family is immune to the ills
which inflict gentile families.
Our divorce rates are almost
the same, our rates of
alcoholism and child/spouse
abuse, while still less than the
national averages, are signifi-
cant and growing.
Jewish elderly (our fastest
growing age group) are, in
many instances, often ill
prepared to deal with the
ravages of illness, poor hous-
ing and inadequate sources of
income. Their children may
have scattered to the four cor-
ners of the nation and beyond.
Further, not all adult children
get along and/or are willing or
able to support their parents.
We would like to believe it is
different but it isn't.
There are many other areas
of concern intermarriage,
merged families, Jewish
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singles (both young and old),
just to name a few.
We have but to take a clear-
eyed and objective look around
at our friends, neighbors, col-
leagues and acquaintances, to
see that the dimensions of the
problems facing us all are
The usual question asked at
this point in such a discussion
is why can't the Jewish profes-
sionals (or really the other non-
Jewish social services agen-
cies) take care of the problem.
I alluded to the answer at the
beginning, but let me be more
Other non-Jewish social ser-
vice agencies cannot meet the
needs because, as I suggested,
they cannot give the message
that they represent the Jewish
community. Second, their
priorities are generally dif-
ferent from those of a Jewish
agency. They are not concern-
ed about intermarriage,
Holocaust survivors, or a
whole variety of other issues.
And, while they may or may
not have Jewish staff, they
cannot and do not foster and
encourage an understanding
of Jewish values, traditions,
issues and their impact on
family life.
In addition, that gentile
agency, no matter how
dedicated, concerned and well
run, is not going to give priori-
ty to the needs of any one
Jewish client or group of
Jewish clients over the needs
of others in the community.
The idea that no elderly men
or women have to go to sleep
hungry is of little consequence
when there are so many people
of all ages going to sleep
hungry (and, yes, there are
Jewish elderly without enough
to eat here).
They cannot care about the
Jewish youngster who is hav-
ing trouble getting into college
or whose parents expect
him/her to be a professional in
spite of his/her serious limita-
tions, when that non-sectarian
agency is struggling to help
children stay in school.
Finally, and perhaps most
importantly, the Jew who
avails himself/herself of a non-
sectarian agency or private
practitioner, is not making a
connection with the Jewish
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Readers Write
Don't Be Afraid
To Visit Israel
The Jewish Floridian:
My name is Claire Homans
and I live in Israel. My family
and I moved to Israel three
years ago from Hollywood,
Fla. My Bat Mitzvah was on
June 27 and 28 and my family
did not come from the United
States for one reason. They
are afraid to come to my new
home because of ail the ter-
rorist actions that have been
happening in this world
But, Israel is the safest place
to be. I can be so free without
my parents having to worry
that someone might kidnap
me. I am happy here because
of all the freedom I feel here. I
am not afraid to fly to the U.S.
on our El Al. I wish everyone
could understand and learn
more about this land and our
freedom, rather than being
afraid to come and share it
with us.
Kadafi and his terrorists
have made you afraid, but I
think now we must show
everyone that we are even
stronger than before. I hope
that you will come to visit in
this special land soon and then
you will understand and
believe what I have written.
7 June 1986
Omer 84966 Israel
(Claire is the daughter of
Elizabeth Homans, Project
Renewal communicator for
Hod Hasharon, Israel and the
Jewish Federation of Palm
Beach County.)
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JCC Senior Center Collaborates With Other Agencies
Director of the
Comprehensive Senior
Service Center
Collaborating with other
agencies to enable older adults
to live richer lives is one of the
goals of the JCC Senior
Center. Each day community
agencies call to request
various services for persons in
need. It is our privilege to be
able to enhance the lives of
older adults whenever we can.
We are pleased to work
especially with the Jewish
Family and Children's Service
who constantly aids us in so
many areas of our program.
Following is a letter recently
received from Jewish Family
and Children's Service:
Dear Jean:
I am writing this letter to
acknowledge my sincere ap-
preciation for the effective, ef-
ficient responses the Com-
prehensive Senior Service
Center has given our agency
clients. It has been through the
close working coordination of
your staff and ours that
transportation needs for
medical appointments, nursing
home visits, participation in
the Palm Beach County Adult
Day Care Program, and
delivery of home meal services
have been met.
The attainment of meeting
these needs has facilitated in
increasing and maintaining
many of our older adults' func-
tioning abilities to remain liv-
ing independently within their
own home environment.
Improving the quality of our
elderly clients' lives and enabl-
ing them to maintain optimal
self-motivation, and self-
actualization is a prime con-
cern for our agencies.
Again, let me thank you for
your continued support in
enabling us to maintain our
goals to our Jewish
Susan Fleischer, MSSW
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Israel Bonds to Hold National
Leadership Conference
Local Israel Bond Leaders
will attend the Bond Organiza-
tion's National Leadership
Conference which will be
hosted by Baltimore's Jewish
Community from September
10-14 at the Hyatt Regency
Hotel in that city, it has been
announced by Robert S. Levy
and Stanley Brenner, Palm
Beach County Israel Bond
The local participants will be
joining 300 Jewish leaders
from the U.S. and Canada at
the four-day conference.
Levy and Brenner reported
that the new marketing
strategies and campaign
techniques will be the main
focus of this year's Bond
leadership meetings.
Major conference events will
include training workshops
dealing with the Bond
Organization's various finan-
cial instruments; a campaign
report by the President of
Israel Bonds, Brig. Gen. (Res.)
Yehudah Halevy; addresses by
major Israeli and American
political personalities; and
meetings of the Women's and
New Leadership Divisions.
Special caucuses will also
deal with the synagogue Bond
campaign, tourism to Israel
and other phases of the Bond
Organization's multi-faceted
The annual Israel Bond
War Waged
On Drugs
Shuafat refugee camp north of
Jerusalem is the scene of a deter-
mined war against drug traf-
fickers being waged by camp
residents and their local religious
leaders. The police say Shuafat is
a major drug center which at-
tracts Israeli as well as Arab
About 150 youths staged an
anti-drug demonstration after
prayer services at the camp mos-
que last Wednesday evening. It
degenerated into a riot in which
10 people were injured including a
10-year-old boy, two women and
an Israeli taxi driver. Police,
border police and army units sur-
rounded the camp but did not
Leaders of the anti-drug drive
said last Tuesday that they had
managed to oust several hard
drug dealers from the camp.
Hirsh Elected
Stanley Hirsh has been elected
president of Jewish Federation
Council, succeeding Bruce
Hochman. Wayne Feinstein has
been elected executive vice
president-designate, succeeding
Ted Kanner beginning Sept. 1.
Leadership Conference laun-
ches its Fall efforts in the
United States and Canada
which is traditionally the most
productive phase of the year's
Bond drive.
"Our goal this year," an-
nounced the Chairmen, "is to
surpass the record $505
million which the Bond
Organization channeled into
Israel's economic development
last year.
They continued: "Israel has
made good progress in stabiliz-
ing its economy during the
past year. We must now help
the nation continue its
economic recovery by pro-
viding increased loan funds to
expand investment in industry
and create new jobs."
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Hadassah National Convention
to be Held in Miami Beach
Florida Atlantic Region of
Hadassah and its Chapters will
be among the many represen-
tatives and delegates to the
72nd Hadassah annual Na-
tional Convention, Aug. 17-20,
at the Fontainebleau Hilton
Hotel in Miami Beach.
Ruth W. Popkin, National
President of Hadassah, an-
nounced that 3,000 delegates
representing 385,000
members in 1,700 chapters and
groups throughout the U.S.
and Puerto Rico will attend.
The four-day event will in-
clude sessions on Hadassah
programs in Jewish Educa-
tion, Youth Activities and
Zionist and American Affairs
in the United States. "We
have planned an exciting con-
vention," Mrs. Popkin stated,
"concentrating on giving
women in leadership in the
American Jewish community
the means to understand, and
to convey to others, informa-
tion relating to Jewish and
Zionist values."
A gala banquet will open the
convention, centering around
the Zionist pioneering theme
"We Came to the Land to
Build and to be Rebuilt___"
The 1986 Convention offers
several new touches. Among
these is the special feature
"Meet the Doctor" which will
offer delegates and guests the
opportunity to talk informally
with Hadassah doctors who
are in the U.S. on Fellowships
and medical tours.
A major Convention
highlight will be the launching
of Hadassah's 75th anniver-
sary celebration at which time
all the latest plans for the Dia-
mond Jubilee will be
Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Assailed
National Religious Party
leader Yosef Burg lashed out
against ultra-Orthodox Jews
recently, accusing them of
"creating a rift in our people."
Burg, who is Minister of
Religious Affairs, charged that
the ultra-Orthodox "are
deepening hatred and are
themselves responsible for ex-
tremism in the non-religious
His keynote address at the
ceremonial opening of the
NRP convention here, contain-
ed probably the strongest in-
dictment by an Orthodox
political leader of the zealotry
that has resulted in growing
strife between the religious
and secular elements in Israeli
HE STRONGLY condemn-
ed the proposal by Interior
Minister Yitzhak Peretz of the
ultra-Orthodox Shas Party to
have the word "convert"
stamped on the identity cards
of converts to Judaism in
Israel. "It is an abominable
idea," he said. "We are living
in a period of physical yerida
(the emigration of Jews from
Israel) and social and human
yerida from sanctified values.
This is a period of laxity in na-
tional discipline."
The NRP convention, which
moved to Tel Aviv for its
business sessions, is deeply
divided. Its Knesset represen-
tation was reduced to four
from six in the last elections
and its various factions are
feuding bitterly. One group ob-
tained a temporary court in-
junction barring "substantive"
More Saudi Arms
Israel's ambassador to The
Netherlands has been in-
structed to inquire into the
Dutch government's "plan to
sign a deal for the sale of six
modern submarines to Saudi
Arabia" (Ha'aretz, July 3).
"The official Netherlands
reaction stated that Saudi
Arabia is not in a de facto state
of war with Israel. Unofficial-
ly, however, The Netherlands
argued that it cannot afford to
forsake a deal worth millions
of dollars."
The Dutch insisted that they
should not avoid arms sales
"with Arab countries such as
Saudi Arabia while other
European countries compete
for them." the
Hebrew-language daily,
negotiations between The
Hague and Riyadh "are in an
advanced stage and Jerusalem
foresees a tough diplomatic
struggle on this subject."
decisions by the convention
pending a judicial hearing. The
group charges irregularities in
the election of delegates.
MK Avner Sciaki, a con-
tender for party leadership,
demanded that the convention
elect a new leader at once in-
stead of waiting for a second
session next fall.
BURG, WHO is 75 and has
sat in virtually every Cabinet
since the State was founded,
has long been expected to step
down. But he has yet to submit
a formal letter of resignation.
He told the convention open-
ing that he was confident a na-
tional consensus supports the
present unity coalition govern-
ment. But he expressed doubt
that "the political situation
would allow a government like
this one to continue to exist."
President Cnaim Herzog,
who attended the ceremonial
opening, called on the NRP to
put aside its divisions. "The
role of your movement should
be to lead the community to
tolerance and moderation,' he
said. "We are continually
troubled by political storms
and never have time to con-
sider the essential question:
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attain for the country and
what will we bequeath to
future generations."
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Vatican-Israel Relations on a Roller-Coaster
Fasten your ecumenical seat-
belts. The latest cycle of
Vatican-Israeli diplomatic
relations has again become a
roller-coaster, and for the
months ahead, it now appears
the ride will be bumpy and pro-
bably rough.
For nearly a year, a number
of influential Catholic car-
dinals in the United States,
Europe, and Latin America
began making public
statements indicating that
"there was something new in
the air in the Vatican" about
movement toward establishing
diplomatic ties with Israel. A
distinguished and
knowledgeable Israeli
diplomat confirmed those
reports of some positive new
attitudes in Rome toward
During three years of off-
the-record meetings between
representatives of the Interna-
tional Jewish Committee for
Interreligious Consultations
and key authorities of the
Vatican Secretariat of State,
several concrete proposals
were discussed as possible in-
terim steps that could
culminate in full-scale
diplomatic ties between the
Holy See and the Jewish State.
The two most likely models
examined were the American
model of an Apostolic Delegate
becoming a Papal Nuncio and
the Polish Working Group of
the Holy See that relates
politically to the Polish Com-
munist government.
Then, suddenly within the
past two months, the momen-
tum seemed to reverse. John
Cardinal O'Connor, the
popular Archbishop of New
York and demonstrated friend
of the Jewish people, went to
Lebanon and made a number
of statements that seemed
both to signal and confirm this
Both publicly as well as in
private conversations with this
writer, Cardinal O'Connor said
that he favored Vatican
diplomatic ties with Israel, but
there were preconditions:
Israel should "assist
substantially" in finding "a
Palestinian homeland."
Israel should help achieve
peace in Lebanon.
And, most strangely,
Israel should help bring about
the security of some eight
million Christians in Arab
Not a word was addressed
by O'Connor directly nor ex-
plicitly to Syria, the Shiite and
Sunni Moslems in Lebanon,
Iran, nor Libya all of whom
have been active in destabiliz-
ing Lebanon and in massacr-
ing Christians for their own
fanatic purposes of converting
the Middle East to an Arab-
Muslim hegemony.
Ironically, a Roman Catholic
priest, Msgr. John Esseff, the
former American director of
the Pontifical Mission in
Beirut, in a telling interview
Kublished in the Australian,
[ay 6, gave eloquent personal
testimony to that brutal fact:
"He said Iran, Syria, and
Libya's support for extreme,
radical groups such as the Hez-
bollah widely believed to be
responsible for the blowing up
of the American Embassy and
compound in 1983 the
fanatical anti-Western
organization, the Muslim
Brotherhood, and the various
PLO factions were the major
reasons for Lebanon's momen-
tous tragedy ... These
outside-controlled, radical,
anti-Western Muslim groups
(were) leading to the genocide
of the Lebanese people."
Then on July 7, the National
Catholic News Service
reported that Bishop James
Mai one of Youngstown, Ohio,
president of the National Con-
ference of Catholic Bishops,
wrote a letter to President
Reagan urging him "to con-
vince the Senate to drop
legislation that could force the
U.S. Embassy in Israel to be
moved from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem." He referred to an
amendment proposed by Sen.
Jesse Helms (R., N.C.) on the
Embassy transfer.
Bishop Malone, who has also
been a forthright friend of
American Jews, termed the
Helms amendment "very
dangerous" and said that "Our
position, then as now, has been
guided by the overall position
of the Holy See on Jerusalem."
How does one explain that
sudden toughening of the
Vatican line towards Israel
after all the soft music that
began to build up publicly dur-
ing the past year topped by
Pope John Paul's historic visit
to the Great Synagogue in
Rome last April?
There will be undoubtedly
many explanations in the
weeks ahead, but the most con-
vincing was given to me by an
informed observer of the Mid-
dle East and the Vatican
recently. I was told by an
unimpeachable source that
Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 9
the issue of Vatican-Israeli ties
"on the back burner."
Clearly, one hears echoes of
that Syrian intimidation in the
one-sided imbalances found in
Cardinal O'Connor's recent
during the past two months a
high Vatican official went on a
mission to Lebanon and Syria
seeking to bring an end to the
massacre of Christians in
Lebanon and contain the
brutal civil war with Moslems
and Druze.
During the meetings in
Damascus, a Syrian Foreign
Ministry official is reported to
have read the riot act to the
Vatican emissary, telling him
that any move toward Vatican-
Israeli diplomatic relations
would result in massive and
bloody reprisals against Chris-
tians not only in Lebanon but
throughout the Arab world.
The Vatican emissary
returned to Rome shocked and
frightened by the Syrian
threats. And then, my infor-
mant told me, the emissary
ordered his associates to put
The crucial issue, it seems to
me, that now has to be faced
by the Vatican, as well as by
Catholic and Jewish leaders, is
whether capitulation to Arab
blackmail and threats has
shown itself to be truly wise
and effective.
The United States and Israel
have repeatedly called the
bluff of Arab fanatics with cer-
tain positive results. The
Vatican could surely win the
backing of the United States,
Western European powers,
and predominantly Catholic
countries in Latin America if it
would show strength ar. J firm-
ness. Weakness is a sure in-
vitation to further reprisals
and loss of lives.
Helping Those Who Rescued Jews
director of a new foundation to
aid needy Christians who
rescued Jews during the
Holocaust said many of the
rescuers live impoverished
lives and face persecution for
their war-time activites.
Eva Fogelman, director of
the Foundation to Sustain the
Righteous Christians, told the
JTA that the project aims to
raise funds to ease their living
conditions and provide a net-
work of social support for
these neglected heroes of
European Jewry.
Founding chairman Rabbi
Harold Schulweis conceived
the idea after studying the im-
portance of rescuers in terms
of educating about the
Holocaust, Fogelman said.
"In order for people not to
lose faith in humanity, they
must see that it was possible to
maintain a sense of humanity
during the Holocaust,"
Fogelman said.
Schulweis has' studied the
rescuers since the early 1960's
and Fogelman directs a
rescuer research project at the
City University of New York
Graduate Center for Social
Both have met rescuers in
Israel, Canada, the U.S. and
Europe in the course of their
research and have learned
first-hand of their indigence
and abuse, both from Jewish
and non-Jewish communities.
Even in Israel, where
rescuers ostracized by their
communities in Europe for
helping Jews relocated, the 31
rescuers now living there have
not always been hailed for
their deeds. Just recently,
Fogelman noted, the Knesset
voted to raise the scant pen-
sions for rescuers.
But money is not the only
difficulty these Christians face
in the Jewish homeland.
Fogelman said she knows of
several cases where Jewish
children in religious
neighborhoods taunted the
rescuers calling them "goyim"
and in one case physically at-
tacked and almost killed an
80-year-old rescuer who con-
verted to Judaism.
Perhaps less astonishing, the
rescuers often conceal their
war-time activities from their
neighbors in European com-
munities for fear of this type of
abuse. Still others, who have
not been able to or chose not to
conceal their roles, have been
ridiculed for their "love of
Jews" in Europe.
The first task of the founda-
tion will be locating the
rescuers. Some 4,000 appear
on a list at Yad Vashem in
Jerusalem. Others can be
located through the
testimonies of survivor
organizations to locate
rescuers and reunite them
with the people they saved.
The international effort of
the foundation will also seek
out other social support
organizations to serve as ex-
tended families for lonely
rescuers of all countries.
Finally, the foundation will
raise funds to improve the liv-
ing conditions of the needy
rescuers and possibly sponsor
a group of rescuers to travel to
Israel and be reunited with
In a letter to the JTA,
Schulweis wrote, "While there
are many Holocaust memorials
which reverently preserve the
memory of the cremated vic-
tims and record the villainy of
the persecutors, there is no
Jewish undertaking to look
after the well-being of these
rescuers of our people."
Mazon, the Jewish philan-
thropic group to combat
hunger, contributed the first
grant of $2,500 to the founda-
tion in June.
Hussein Spells Out Reasons For
Crackdown On El Fatah Offices

King Hussein explained
recently why he cracked down
on the Palestine Liberation
Organization leadership in Jor-
dan and claimed that a "silent
majority" in the West Bank
supports his policies but. has
yet to make itself heard. '
Hussein, who appears to
have embarked on a master
plan to "liberate" the West
Bank from PLO influence,
held a press conference in Am-
man for the Western media to
which he invited foreign jour-
nalists permanently stationed
in Jerusalem. He told them the
image they had that most
Palestinians in the West Bank
support the PLO was
erroneous. j
He said he shut down the of-
fices of El Fatah in Amman
because of its interference in a
parliamentary election in Ir-
bid, Jordan's second largest ci-
ty, its involvement in a clash
between students and police at
Yarmuk University in Irbid
and because of its constant
criticism of Jordan's West
Bank policy.
El Fatah is the terrorist arm
of the PLO, supportive of
Yasir Arafat. It has long been
considered to command the
support of most West Bank
Arabs either voluntarily or by
intimidation. Hussein appears
determined to create new
political facts in the territory.
He made clear, however, that
Jordan would not make a
separate peace with Israel. He
said he saw no signs of a new
American peace initiative in
the region in the immediate
Hussein has some influential
backers in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip. One of Arafat's
former aides, Col. Atallah
Atallah also known as Abu
Al-Zaim denounced Arafat
as a dictator and said it was
time to say "yes" to Israel.
Atallah was formerly head of
PLO intelligence.
. Rashad A-Shawa, the
former Mayor of Gaza, said in
Amman that the PLO had
done nothing for the Palesti-
nian people I but attempt to
force its will on those in-
terested in a political solution.
Shawa has recently spoken out
for an interim settlement with
Israel. He praised Jordan's
decision to grant Jordanian
passports to residents of the
Gaza Strip.
But if there is grass roots
support for Hussein's policies
in the territories, it has yet to
manifest itself. Public support
for the PLO, on the other
hand, continues. A major pro-
Arafat rally was held at Bir
Zeit University in the West
Bank. Similar rallies were held
earlier in East Jerusalem,
Nablus and Hebron.
Israel's Newest Missile
Successfully Test-Fired
Israel's newest weapon, a ship-
borne missile called Barak
(Lightning) has been suc-
cessfully test-fired, Israel
Radio reported. The radar-
directed short-range missile is
designed for fast attack naval
craft. A land-borne version
known as Adams (Air Defense
Advanced Mobile System) can
be fired from moving vehicles
against attacking aircraft.
Both were developed and
produced by Rafael, the state-
owned weapons development
authority, jointly with Israel
Aircraft Industries, for
defense against small boats,
shore targets, low-flying air-
craft and helicopters.
The Barak, with a range of
10 kilometers, is launched ver-
tically which gives it a 360
degree horizontal approach to
an attacking target. Only a
few seconds elapse between
detection of the target and the
"kill," according to informa-
tion supplied by Rafael. The
missile lifts off for a dozen
meters and then locks into its
target by radar and is
detonated by a proximity fuse.
Rafael is trying to attract
customers abroad for the new
weapon. Its sales promotion
material notes that recent
combat experience, notably
the Falkland Islands war,
demonstrates the need for a
light-weight, short-range
defense system for fast attack

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ship between the United
States and Israel has been a
remain solid despite current
allegations firmly denied
that Israel tried, illegally, to
obtain cluster bomb
technology in the U.S.
That was the consensus of
American and Israeli experts
who met at a conference here
recently sponsored by the
Washington Institute for Near
other country would have led
to prosecutions.
that perception, I would argue,
is rather widespread in the
foreign policy bureaucracies in
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respondents participated
the discussion.
disclosed information emerged
on the workings of strategic
cooperation between the two
countries. Defense Minister
Yitzhak Rabin spoke at length
of the benefits that accrued to
the U.S. from that relationship
in recent years. Samuel Lewis,
former U.S. Ambassador to
Israel, revealed for the first
time publicly how strategic
cooperation almost foundered.
He also offered what he
stressed was "purely my
hypothesis" of what lay behind
suspected leakages to the
media in the cluster bomb case
and earlier instances of alleged
Israeli practices with regard to
military technology which ap-
peared to overstep the boun-
daries of good faith between
two allies.
The allegations that Israel
conspired with three private
American companies to obtain
cluster bombs which the U.S.
banned from export to Israel
in 1982, appeared in the
American media while the con-
ference was under way. Rabin
admitted he was perplexed by
the allegations as he was by
other senior leaders deter-
minedly anxious to maintain a
very close relationship with
Israel, for our interests as well
as Israel's.
"And at the same time you
have in the law enforcement
agencies of the government
Customs, Justice, FBI as in
any security agencies a lot
of open files, suspicions which
have been aroused in years
past about things that go back
as far as the famous nuclear
diversion issue in Penn-
sylvania and the Krytron case
and others.
"And you know that law en-
forcement agencies follow
their noses. They smell
something, they get some
evidence, whether irs good or
bad, they want to pursue the
case to the end ... Yet
because of the political
closeness and their sense that
it is not politically wise to be
seen as violating the general
line of the Administration, my
guess is that a number of files
have just been left open for
quite a while ...
I suspect, is that the Pollard
case suddenly made it kosher
"the fairy tale" last April that ^th"Tw "nfnt -ml
Israel was smuggling U.S. ^ the law enforcement agen-
weapons to Iran.
Both stories broke against
the background of the
Jonathan Pollard spy case. "It
is beyond my understanding,"
Rabin said. "It looks as though
some people, somewhere, try
to find out of nowhere stories
which will undermine the
(U.S.-Israel) relationship and
put pressure on American in-
dustries, threaten them not to
cooperate with Israel."
LEWIS, who last year end-
ed an eight-year tour of duty
as Ambassador to Israel, said
he was also puzzled by the re-
cent charges. "Let me give
you a hypothesis it is purely
my hypothesis from living in
the States for the last year and
here for the eight years before
that," he said.
He said the strategic rela-
tionship had to be seen "in the
context of a steady rise in
defense assistance grants to
Israel over the last several
years, to a very large amount
cies to come out of the wood-
work and begin pursuing some
of the cases that they felt
politically constrained not to
pursue before," Lewis said.
Pollard, a civilian analyst
employed by the U.S. Navy,
confessed to spying for Israel.
Israel has contended that his
was a rogue operation, an
isolated case without official
sanction or knowledge.
The "nuclear diversion"
referred to by Lewis was a
case that broke in 1968 when
the CIA suspected that Israeli
agents stole uranium for
nuclear weapons from a Penn-
sylvania plant. Krytrons are
switches that can be used to
trigger nuclear bombs. An
American exporter was in-
dicted in 1985 for sending 810
of them to Israel. Israel said
they were for non-nuclear
Last December, Customs
agents raided several military
contractors' plants suspected
case wmch were carried by the
media before Israel was able to
issue its denials.
LEWIS STATED that in his
opinion "there is clearly
nobody at high levels in this
Administration who wants to
do in Israel or embarrass
Israel because it is totally con-
trary to the mind set and
policy set of President Reagan
and his immediate advisers."
He added, "I think there is
some damage inevitably. But I
think it is pretty transitory
and will be overtaken by the
next Middle East crisis."
Rabin engaged in his own
damage control by stating for
the record what the U.S. has
gained from its strategic
cooperation relationship with
"These days there is so much
talk about Israel's smuggling
technical know-how," he said.
"I can't but refer to the unique
Israeli contribution to the
American armed forces .. We
are the only ones who unfor-
tunately have combat ex-
perience of the most advanced
American weaponry against
the most advanced Russian
weaponry. Where else have
you had contacts between
F-15s and F-16s against
MIG-23s, MIG-21S,
"Where in the world have
you ever experienced, since
your raid on Libya, how to
cope with ground-to-air
missiles Sam-2s, Sam-3s,
Sam-6s, Sam-8s, Sam-9s ...
Where else could the U.S. col-
lect the kind of information
which is related not only to
electronic beeps but to elec-
tronic beeps in operation?
Where else could the U.S. col-
lect encounters with the Rus-
sian weaponry in the way it
could be collected through
cooperation with Israel... We
have passed it on to the U.S. as
part of our partnership ..."
LEWIS SAID the first
agreement on strategic
cooperation failed because
then Premier Menachem
Begin and his Defense
Minister, Ariel Sharon, tried
for too much. This was in 1981
when Begin and Sharon met at
the White House with Reagan
and his top aides. Begin made
a general presentation with
which Reagan agreed. Begin
suggested that Sharon should
describe in more detail what he
had in mind.
"Up until this point
everything had gone very nice-
ly. This is where it went off the
track," Lewis said. "The
Defense Minister described
the scope of strategic coopera-
tion which ought to be
elaborated between our coun-
tries in very grandiose, far-
reaching terms. He suggested
roles Israel might play for the
mutual benefit of the alliance
which sent cold shivers down
the backs of most of the people
on the American side .. and
maybe even some on the
Israeli side."
Lewis said the result was
that Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger saw to it that the
agreement was a useless piece
of paper. "Two years later, in
1983, there was a major
change in the American ap-
proach. We have succeeded
this time around so far because
both sides have learned from
our mistakes in round one,"
the former envoy said.
US Arms Sale to Saudis Castigated
The Reagan Administration,
which has begun delivery of
five AWACS sold to Saudi
Arabia in 1981, was castigated
by a member of the House for
apparently giving no con-
sideration to the overwhelm-
ing opposition in Congress to
"absence of outside advocacy"
X'nst the sale and because of
t members of the Senate
and house believe was in the
national security interest.
"Does that mean anything to
this Administration in the con-
text of its relationship with
Saudi Arabia?" Levine asked.
Murphy replied that the
the sale of weapons to Saudi United States has security in-
.. __ toroot in ononmnrr fka "otoVvili
Rep. Mel Levine (D., Cal.),
who led the recent fight in the
House against the sale of
sophisticated missiles to the
Saudis, reminded two Ad-
ministration officials that the
House rejected the sale by a
terest in ensuring the "stabili-
ty" of Saudi Arabia and the
Persian Gulf, preventing
Soviet inroads in the area and
protecting the free flow of oil
from the Gulf.
Levine said Congress wants
U.S. friendship with the
356-62 vote and the Senate by Saudis, but "the price we are
a 73-22 vote. He added that the
sale went through when the
Senate failed to override
President Reagan's veto of the
rejection by one vote.
Levine engaged in an angry
exchange recently with
Richard Murphy, Assistant
Secretary of State for Near
Eastern and South Asian Af-
fairs, and Richard Armitage,
Assistant Secretary of
Defense for International
Security Affairs, at a House
Foreign Affairs subcommittee
on Europe and the Middle
East hearing on President
Reagan's certification that the
Saudis are eligible to receive
the AWACS surveillance
Reagan sent Congress on
June 18 the certification that
Saudi Arabia had met the con-
being asked
to pay is very
"We are not being asked to
pay a price," Murphy replied.
"They are paying hard cash
for every piece of equipment
they get from us." Armitage
said the Administration did
rethink its position after the
congressional action, but
"came to the same conclusion"
it had earlier.
The five AWACS delivered
to the Saudis will replace four
U.S.-manned AWACS that
have been in Saudi Arabia
since 1980 because of the Iran-
Iraq war. Armitage revealed
that while the Saudis pay for
fuel and housing of the U.S.
rersonnel, the U.S. pays about
100 million of the remaining
annual cost.
ditions he promised Congress One of the major points re-
in 1981 were necessary for the quired in Reagan's certifica-
planes to be sent to the Saudis. &>n for release of the AWACS
Die first AWACS plane was was that Saudis had con-
delivered on July 2, according tributed to peace. This has
to Armitage. He said the other been a major point of dif-
planes are scheduled to be ference between the Ad-
SlV?Tl.S4ff-!}'i&81' ministration and Congress.
"Significant progress
toward the peaceful resolution
Dec. 31, and Mar. 31, 1987.
Levine demanded to know if
of those who have always been
unsympathetic to Israel."
According to Lewis, Israel's
relationship with the Reagan
Administration has become so
close "that it amounts to a
duct on Israel's part, but the
raids had been leaked to the
Rabin and other Israeli of-
ficials have been angered by
the leaks on the cluster bomb
Murphy replied. He said the
Administration had not made
its case.
Levine said the overwhelm-
ing congressional vote against
the missiles came in the
asserted in his certification.
Murphy stressed this in his
remarks before the subcom-
mittee. He particularly noted
the 1981 Fahd peace plan
which became the Arab Fez
Communique. He said this
changed the Arab consensus
against recognition and
negotiations with Israel and
permitted King Hussein to
propose his peace initiative.
Rep. Tom Lantos (D., Cal.)
said that to claim the Saudis
have helped the peace effort
has an "Alice-in-Wonderland"
quality. He said the Saudis
have opposed Camp David,
broken relations with Egypt
after the peace treaty with
Israel and have bankrolled the
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion and "pro-Soviet Syria."
Noting that Murphy said the
Saudis have tried to help end
the Iran-Iraq war, Lantos said
that is because "they would
like to see a united Arab front
against Israel."
In his testimony, Armitage
stressed that the AWACS do
not pose a threat to Israel. He
noted it would be "foolhardy"
for the Saudis to leave the
oilfields unprotected to go to
another area. In addition, Ar-
mitage maintained that the
Saudis could not use the
AWACS with combat aircraft
from other Arab countries
without compatible data links
and extensive. joint training,
both of which are controlled by
the U.S.
Belize Visit
Belize Prime Minister
Manuel Esquivel used a recent
visit to Israel to improve rela-
tions between his country and
neighboring Guatemala, which
regards the entire territory of
Belize as its own (Kol Yisrael,
July 9). Esquivel asked
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir to help influence
Guatemala to negotiate a
peaceful settlement.
Belize won its independence
five years ago and has retained
a British Army battalion to en-
sure its security. The day after
the Shamir-Esquivel meeting,
the Guatemalan ambassador to
Israel sat at Esquivel's table at
a state dinner for the Belize
premier, the first time
representatives of the two
countries have ever met

Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 11
Hebrew Classes at Beijing University
By THEODOR SCHUCHAT language instruction, they at- small, bare room lacking the
BEIJING, China (JTA) tend other classes for a total of maps of Israel, posters and
ie Department of Oriental 20 hours each week- alphabet charts that typically
Languagues of Beijing Univer-
sity, China's premier institu-
tion here at the national
capital, offers Japanese,
Korean, Burmese, Thai,
Mongolian, Arabic and now,
Modern Hebrew.
When the Ministry of
Culture decided that Ivrit
would be studied, some of the
Chinese teachers of Arabic
were expected to teach
Hebrew also. They had compil-
ed a Chinese-English-Hebrew
dictionary by cutting apart the
columns of Reuben Alcalay's
They are enrolled in a five-
year university program.
After they master Hebrew,
they will study Jewish history,
modern Hebrew literature,
Judaism and related matters
for 12 hours a week, plus eight
hours of other subjects.
Kita Alef uses BeAl Pe, a
standard Hebrew teaching
text and workbook. Each stu-
dent has taken a Hebrew name
Chana, Dan, Dinah, Ger-
shom, Moshe, Shula, Tsiporah,
Uzi, Yitzhak and Yosef.
adorn Hebrew classrooms
Fitting Words To Objects
When I visited, Kita Alef
was learning about Israeli
pastimes kadoor regel,
kadoor basis, hakolnoa,
hateatron, football, baseball,
the cinema, the theater.
Musica was discussed inten-
sively, each student telling in
Hebrew what he or she prefers
to hear "pop, classic,
Then Kita Alef turned to the
geography of Israel. They
They recite reading aloud
Hebrew-Lnghsh dictionary, or practicing the dialogue of learned that Tel Aviv al yad
adding a colu .ninese their textbook shyly, giggl- hayam, Tel Aviv is beside the
ing at their mistakes. Mann
translates new vocabulary into
English, which some of his
students studied for as many
as eight years before entering
the university. In class,
characters, and photo-
duplicating a dozen copies
which were then bound in
black cloth.
For some reason, though, an
American was employed to in-
augurate Hebrew-language in- however, he speaks mainly in
sea, haNegev darom shel
Yisrael, the Negev is in
Israel's South, and that
haNegev hamidbar shel
Yisrael, the Negev is Israel's
struction in the People's
Republic of China. Michael
Mann, a recent graduate of
Princeton University where he
majored in chemistry, had
signed up to teach English for
a year at Beijing University.
When university officials
learned that he was a graduate
of the SAR Hebrew day school
in The Bronx, New York, and
the Ramaz Hebrew High
School in Manhattan, they
decided he would teach their
first class in Ivrit.
When they told him, only
two weeks before he was due
to leave for China, Mann stuff-
ed some World Zionist
Organization teaching
materials into his flight bag.
He had never taught Hebrew,
or anything else, until he went
to China.
Learning To Know It
At Beijing University, Kita
Alef, the beginners' class,
started with 10 students.
Although most were assigned
to Kita Alef, a few asked to
study Ivrit. One young woman
came to Kita Alef knowing
some Biblical Hebrew. She
told Mann she had been taught
by an old Chinese gentleman
who himself had learned
Hebrew from a Christian mis-
sionary in Xi'an many years
One man in the Chinese
Ministry of Culture is known
to "have" some Hebrew,
learned many years ago, no
one knows how or where. Ex-
cept for a few faculty members
at Beijing and perhaps
elsewhere, the Hebrew
language is unknown among
the Chinese, who number one
billion, a fourth of the human
None of the students in Kita
Alef comes from Kaifeng,
traditional center of the long-
vanished community of
Chinese Jews. They knew little
or nothing about Jews,
Judaism or the State of Israel
when they started studying
Whatever these students
may have learned earlier in
school or from the Chinese
media, for example was
presented from the Arab and
Third World viewpoint, in ac-
cordance with current PRC
foreign policy directives.
The Beijing students were
assigned to major in Hebrew.
Their class in Ivrit meets from
eight to ten o'clock every mor-
ning, six days a week. In addi-
tion to 12 hours of Hebrew
Hebrew, using the Ivrit beivrit
method widely employed in
Israel and elsewhere. Mann
knows only a little Chinese.
Words he cannot explain are
looked up in the makeshift
The Hebrew class meets in a
Mann praised every ut-
terance, frequently exclaiming
nachon, correct, and tov meod,
very good. Considerable
"positive reinforcement" of
this kind is a hallmark of
Israeli ulpan teaching.
Four years from now, the
graduates of Kita Alef will be
assigned jobs by the Chinese
JCC News
For reservations and more information about the follow-
ing programs, contact Ann Colavecchio, Singles Coor-
dinator, at the Jewish Community Center, 689-7700.
On Sunday, Aug. 3,11 a.m., the Single Pursuits (40's-60)
of the Jewish Community Center will get together to enjoy
Brunch at Bennigan's on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5,7 p.m., the Single Pursuits will meet
at the Center (700 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach) to plan a
calendar of future events. There will be time for bagels and
cream cheese. All are welcome.
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., the Single Pursuits will
sponsor a Wednesday Night Special dinner at Paisano's
(10th Ave., No., just west of Military Trail on the south side
in Greentree Plaza).
After dinner the group will go to the Palace Roller Rink
at 8 p.m. (Lantana Rd. just east of Congress on the south
The Young Singles (20's and 30's) will meet Wednesday,
Aug. 6, 7 p.m., at the Center to plan activities for
September. Refreshments will be served.
The Mid Singles (30's and 40's) will meet on Thursday.,
Aug. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Rod and Gun (Palm Beach
Lakes Blvd. at Spencer Dr.) for a special Happy Hour.
They are encouraged to bring their favorite board game
along as they will move on to the Center to play Trivial Pur-
suit, Backgammon, etc.
On Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., the Single
Pursuits are invitedto join the Boca Singles for an evening
of dancing at the Boca JCC, 336 N.W. Spanish River Rd.
There will be a cash bar, munchies, desserts and a mystery
door prize.
If you are interested in carpooling down, call Ann to meet
at the Center at 8:15 p.m.
The Mid Singles (30's and 40's) will gather at "Cheers" in
the Royce Hotel for an evening of dancing on Sunday, Aug.
10 from 8:30-12 midnight.
government. The students
have no idea where they will be
sent or what work they will be
told to do. If any of them
dream of visiting Israel some-
day, they did not mention it to
me or their teacher. Michael
Mann is returning to the
United States to enter medical
school, but Hebrew classes will
be continued at Beijing
University. Why?
Hebrew Classes To Continue
The people's Republic of
China has no diplomatic rela-
tions with the State of Israel.
When telecommunications
links between the two coun-
tries were established recent-
ly, the Chinese Foreign
Ministry specifically announc-
ed that this did not presage
any change in China's non-
recognition of Israel.
At least 15 million Moslems
are believed to live in China,
twice as many as when the
Communists came to power 40
years ago, but statistics are
not firm. Some estimates run
as high as 50 million Chinese
Moslems, which would equal
the population of France.
Whatever their share of the
nation's gigantic population,
Chinese Moslems
predominantly live in sensitive
border areas, and fundamen-
talism is on the rise among
them as it is throughout the
Islamic world. The govern-
ment issued the first Chinese-
language Koran in 1982,
perhaps in response to these
Future Sino-Israeli relations
are therefore as uncertain as
the job prospects of Kita Alef.
Unpredictable as the outlook
may be, when I left Beijing on
a Chinese government airliner,
its tape recorder was playing a
familiar song from Fiddler on
the Roof, "Sunrise, Sunset."
Taba and More
State Department legal ad-
viser Judge Abraham Sofaer
reportedly met secretly with
Prime Minister Peres to
discuss the possible question-
ing of Israeli Air Force Col.
Aviem Sella in connection with
the Jonathan Pollard spy case
(Ha'aretz, July 9).
After the story was publish-
ed, the State Department
declined comment, except to
say that the "focus" of Judge
Sofaer'8 trip which included
visits to Egypt and Israel
was the Taba dispute. A state-
ment issued before his depar-
ture had said Taba would be
the only topic under
On Sunday, Aug. 10, 9:15 a.m., the Young Singles will
meet at the Center to carpool to Riverbend Park to begin a
canoe trip on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter. It's a five-
hour leisurely trip from one end to the other. Pack a cooler
with food and drink and be part of the adventure.
On Sunday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., the Single Pursuits will
get together at a member's home for a casual evening. Cold
cuts, hot dogs, soda and wine will be served.
On Monday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., Singles of all ages are in-
vited to attend a Financial Seminar at Dean Witter
Reynolds, 505 So. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. This
special seminar will be conducted by Douglas Edwards,
New York based vice president.
Register to win a platinum wafer. Seating is limited to
the first 50 callers.
The Young Singles are invited on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7
p.m., for an evemng of game playing and socializing at a
private home. Refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., the JCC Young
Female Singles will meet at Stingers on Okeechobee Blvd.,
to spend an evening with women only!
JCC Singles in their 30's and 40's will get together
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8:30 p.m., for an evening of enter-
tainment at this Talent Revue. Directions: 1-95 to Blue
Heron Blvd.
The Singles Pursuits will get together on Thursday, Aug.
14, from 5-7 p.m., for a Happy Hour at Maggie's, located on
Northlake Blvd.
After attending the temple of one's choice for services on
Friday, Aug. 15, the 30's and 40's Singles will meet at a
member's home for an Oneg Shabbot, coffee, cake and con-
versation. The group will get together at 9:30 p.m.
The Young Singles have been invited to join the Boca
singles for a gala dance on Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 p.m.-12:30
a.m. There will be a DJ, munchies, cakes, a cash bar plus a
mystery door prize!

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Behind The Headlines
Israel and News Leaks
There seems to be a virtual
consensus these days that
never since the establishment
of Israel have American ties to
the Jewish State been more
ideal. This is the side of the
coin that Israeli officials and
some in the Jewish community
hasten to point out lest anyone
should misinterpret their
distress at the recent spurt of
highly publicized investiga-
tions into alleged illegal ac-
tivities by Israel in this
Accordingly, the disclosure
recently that law enforcement
authorities were investigating
an alleged Israeli attempt to il-
legally obtain American
technology for the production
of cluster bombs brought not
only an angry denial from
Israel, but a warning that the
raising of the subject threaten-
ed to "cloud the good relations
between the U.S. and Israel."
QUESTIONS were aired
about motivations for the
leaks, and there were sugges-
tions from Jerusalem that
sources in the Justice Depart-
ment and the U.S. Customs
Service were seeking to drive
a wedge between Washington
and the Jewish State.
"I have the impression that
several factions within the
United States are uncomfor-
table with the nature of
U.S.-Israeli relations," Abba
Eban, chairman of the
Knesset's Defense and
Foreign Affairs Committee,
said on Israel Radio. His suspi-
cions were reportedly echoed
by senior Israeli officials who
have regarded a series of ac-
cusations against Israel played
out through the media rather
than through diplomatic chan-
nels as part of a deliberate ef-
fort to undermine U.S.-Israeli
ties, j
Sources within and outside
the American Jewish com-
munity offer a variety of con-
jectures about the roots of this
series of irritants to an
American-Israeli relationship
that is otherwise flourishing.
They | range from ignorance
about the foreign policy
'ramifications of the accusa-
tions and of the manner in
j which they have been disclos-
ed, to a deliberate effort by
'mid-level officials to ruin
Israel's reputation:
development to what they see
^s over-zealousness on the part
of some law enforcement
authorities who are less con-
cerned with foreign relations
than with a bloated sense of
their own responsibility. One
source suggested that "per-
sonal considerations of publici-
ty" could be involved as well.
! These sources, however, ap-
pear to agree that whatever
the motivation, the officials in-
volved have been all too eager
to pick up a phone and leak
sensational "scoops" to the
news media about their suspi-
cions of Israeli misconduct in
this country.
I The Israeli government, for
example, had barely got word
I recently that a new investiga-
I tion was underway, when CBS
TV evening news disclosed
that subpoenas and search
warrants had been issued for
employees of the Israeli
Ministry of Defense Procure-
ment Mission in New York and
for several U.S. companies
suspected of efforts to illegally
export technology to Israel.
THE TIMING of the in-
vestigation and manner of its
disclosure could hardly have
contributed more to the suspi-
cions of some that an or-
chestrated attempt by in-
dividuals in the Justice Depart-
ment and Customs was being
made to embarrass the Jewish
State and cause tension bet-
ween Washington and
It followed a string of allega-
tions in the press by
anonymous Justice Depart-
ment officials that the es-
pionage activities of Navy
analyst Jonathan Pollard were
part of a large-scale,
government-authorized Israeli
spying operation in the U.S.
and suggestions that Israel
had misled American
authorities whom they had
promised full cooperation.
The State Department and
White House have continued
to assert that Israel has ex-
tended its full cooperation in
the case and that the spy ring
did not extend beyond the four
Israelis mentioned in the in-
dictment of Pollard as unin-
dicted co-conspirators.
The cluster bomb investiga-
tion also followed the arrest in
Bermuda last April of a retired
Israeli General, Avraham Bar-
Am, who was among a group
of people of various na-
tionalities accused of attemp-
ting to smuggle $2 billion m
American weapons to Iran.
Bar-Am, who two years
previously resigned from his
position as chief of staff of the
Israel Defense Forces man-
power branch amid allegations
of improper conduct, reported-
ly maintained that the Israeli
defense establishment was
aware of his activities.
not accused Israel of any in-
volvement in the arms smuggl-
ing case. But one journalist
who has followed these cases
closely told the JTA that none
of the investigating authorities
with whom she had spoken
"could believe this wasn't
sanctioned" by the Israeli
government. Israel has
vigorously denied any
Just as the Pollard case was
unraveling last December,
news broke of another in-
vestigation into the alleged il-
legal export of U.S. military
technology to Israel. In that
case, which concerned chrome-
plating technology for tank
cannon barrels, a correspon-
dent and camera crew for the
NBC evening news accom-
panied Customs authorities as
they conduced a search of one
of tiie companies suspected of
involvement in the alleged il-
legal scheme.
Sources concerned about the
recent series of leaks and
publicity point to the tank bar-
rel search as a clear example of
an investigation that was
designed from the beginning
as a high-publicity case.
NBC investigative reporter
who covered the case, in-
dicated in a telephone inter-
view with the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that his
foreknowledge of the raids
was not the result of any plan
on the part of Customs to get
publicity for the case. Asked if
someone had actually called to
advise him of the imminent
search, he said "that didn't
"Part of the investigative
reporting for television is an-
ticipating what's going to hap-
pen and keeping one's ear to
the ground," Polk observed.
"No one told us we could go
along. In fact, I don't know
how happy people were that
we were there," he added,
recalling there had been
"rumblings" from the
Customs Service about the
crew's presence at the site.
Similarly, Rita Braver, the
CBS correspondent who
reported on the cluster bomb
case, maintained that sugges-
tions of a deliberate effort by
the law enforcement
authorities to publicize the
case are "not true."
"I don't think, as far as I can
tell, there was anyone in the
Administration who was really
thrilled that this story got
out," Braver told the JTA.
arms smuggling investigation,
NBC found out about the case
by following up rumors from a
mistaken source, according to
Polk, who covered the arrests.
"When we first started
working on that, our
grapevine rumbling had
something to do with Libyan
authorities," Polk said. He
noted it was not until later that
anyone was aware that the
arms smuggling ring included
a retired Israeli general. Polk
said that uncovering the arms
smuggling investigation in-
volved "intensive pulling of
Nevertheless, sources con-
cerned about what they regard
as a change in the manner in
which suspicions of Israeli
misconduct are handled, focus
not only on the publicity but on '
the nature of the investiga-
tions themselves. They note
that such allegations, where
they have arisen in the past,
have been handled through
diplomatic channels and thus
resolved quietly and amicably.
Search warrants, subpoenas
and grand juries were simply
not a part of the procedure.
But one Administration
source maintained that the re-
cent series of investigations
and the manner in which they
have been conducted represent
"the ordinary course that a
criminal investigation takes."
He stressed that the string of
cases reflect no animosity on
the part of the officials con-
cerned and that in fact there
was "a great deal of sym-
pathy" for Israel in those
followed not only the recent
cases concerning Israel but
also a series of espionage in-
vestigations involving other
foreign governments, sug-
gested, in telephone inter-
views with the JTA, that the
recent cases and accompany-
ing publicity stem from two
factors now working together.
Continued on Page 17-
Jerusalem College of Technology Prof. George Mendelbaum
demonstrates his new 'user-friendly' system for controlling
robots at a recent convention on CAD/CAM and Robotics in
Tel Aviv. The JCT system now makes it possible for virtually
anyone to operate complex industrial robots by drawing sim-
ple pictures on a personal computer screen to show the robot
what it is supposed to do.
The USSR and
Mideast Peace
The Reagan Administration
asserted again that if the
Soviet Union wants to be part
of the Middle East peace pro-
cess it should begin by
reestablishing diplomatic rela-
tions with Israel.
State Department
spokesman Bernard Kalb said
that there is "a long list" of
things the Soviet Union can do
to "demonstrate a willingness
to play a constructive role in
the search for a Middle East
peace" beginning with "the
establishment of relations with
the State of Israel." Kalb
would not elaborate on the list,
but in the past other items
have included increased
Jewish emigration and an end
to harassment of Soviet Jews.
Kalb's remarks came after
he rejected a Soviet proposal
for a conference on the Middle
East comprising the five per-
manent members of the
United Nations Security Coun-
cil the U.S., Soviet Union,
France, United Kingdom and
the People's Republic of
French President Francois
Mitterrand said at a press con-
ference in Moscow after his
talks with Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev that Gor-
bachev had suggested the con-
ference. Mitterrand indicated
his support.
But Kalb noted that the
"U.S. experience in the past"
with meetings preparing for
international conferences and
the conferences themselves
have been that they are used
'.for "posturing and rhetorical
excess instead of real hard
j This was the position taken
by the U.S. when King Hus-
sein proposed an international
conference that would have in-
cluded the five Security Coun-
cil permanent members as a
means of negotiating peace
with Israel.
Paris Square Renamed
for Jewish Martyrs
PARIS (JTA) A square
in central Paris, on the banks
of the Seine, was renamed
recently "Place of the Jewish
Martyrs," marking the 44th
anniversary of the round-up
and deportation of nearly
15,000 Parisian Jews to Nazi
death camps.
Premier Jacques Chirac,
who is also Mayor of Paris,
unveiled a plaque in the
presence of Theo Klein, presi-
dent of the representative
organization of French Jews
(CRIF), Ady Steg, president of
the Alliance Israelite
Universelle and Israel's Am-
bassador to France, Ovadia
The inscription on the plaque
pledged that "Neither France
nor Europe will ever forget
the inhuman treatment meted
out to these martyrs, symbols
of, oppression." On July 16,
1942, the largest mass arrest
of Jews by French police oc-
curred in Paris.
Among the 13,000 arrested
in the first day of the round-
up, 4,000 were children. Only a
handful of the deportees sur-
vived to return from
Auschwitz and Treblinka. The
dedication of the square in
their names was also attended
by two former government
ministers who lost their
families in the Holocaust
former Justice Minister
Robert Badinter and former
Health Minister Simone Veil
who is herself an Auschwitz

Israeli Chief of Staff
More 'Noise' Here Over
Cluster Bomb Affair Than in U.S.
Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 13
There is more "noise" in Israel
over the cluster bomb affair
than there is in America, Chief
of Staff Gen. Moshe Levy said
on his return from a week-long
visit to the U.S. where he con-
ferred with top Pentagon of-
ficials and met with American
Jewish leaders.
Levy was referring to media-
published allegations firmly
denied here that Israel
sought illegally to obtain
cluster bomb technology in the
U.S. "I heard more about it in
reactions from Israel than I
did from the U.S.," he said.
He told Israel Radio that he
found nothing in Washington
to back up reports and specula-
tion in Israel that the allega-
tions originated with elements
in the U.S. who wanted to
harm U.S.-Israel relations.
"America is a big country with
many different trends and
tendencies," he remarked.
"I think all the noise (about
theft of technology) is much
louder here than in the U.S.,"
Levy said. He also said his im-
pression was that Washington
does not fear a new Middle
East war at this time. "I do
not think recent terrorist ac-
tivities and the Israeli air
strikes in Lebanon indicate a
new escalation."
The Chief of Staff explained
that there has not been "any
basic change in the situation
and in (Israel's) policies. We
have always said that when we
find terrorist targets we can
attack, we will attack. And we
know that whenever the ter-
rorists can, they will try to in-
filtrate or to fire at our targets
or to place bombs."
He maintained that the
Syrian deployment in Beirut
was related to their own inter-
nal situation and Syria's goal
to control Lebanon. He also
said he was told nothing new
by the Americans with respect
to the Lavi, Israel's second
generation jet fighter aircraft
which the U.S. has opposed on
grounds of excessive costs.
He said the Americans have
promised to reevaluate their
position and make it known by
September or October. The
Lavi, designed and built in
Israel, is largely financed by
the U.S.
While in New York, the
Chief of Staff addressed a
meeting of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations. He
described his meetings with
Pentagon officials, headed by
Admiral William Crowe, Jr.,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff. He said it was "highly
satisfactory" and confirmed
that "Israel has very good
friends in the American
"We regard good relations
with the United States
military as most important for
our defense," Levy said. "It is
always easier to implement the
political decisions that are
taken by the two countries
when we enjoy as we do
excellent contacts on the
military level."
He said he spent a week in
Washington during which he
was invited to Crowe's daily
intelligence briefing in the
Pentagon and conducted
"professional discussions"
with leaders of the U.S. Army,
Navy and Air Force.
Upgrading Israel's Navy Urged
Navy, the smallest and pro-
bably least publicized branch
of the Israel Defense Force, is
due for major expansion and
greater attention if its com-
mander. Rear Admiral
Avraham Ben-Shushan's plans
are implemented.
They call, among other
things, for the construction of
four more Saar Class missile
boats and three new sub-
marines at a cost of about $1
billion. Ben-Shushan express-
ed grave concern over the
growing naval strength of
enemy Arab states and the in-
creased frequency and
sophistication of terrorist at-
tempts attacking Israel by sea.
Israel needs new missile
boats and submarines to meet
the threat posed by the enlarg-
ed Syrian and Libyan navies
and increased terrorist activi-
ty on the high seas, Ben-
Shushan said. He disclosed
that 31 terrorists were killed
or captured in encounters with
the Israel Navy at sea during
the past year.
But the Admiral stressed
that the Navy's main problem
is not the terrorists but how to
cope with enemy navies. Both
Syria and Libya are in the pro-
cess of upgrading their navies,
Ben-Shushan said. "We are
watching the Syrian threat
very carefully. They have more
missile boats and modified
missiles. They are much im-
proved over 1973," the year of
the Yom Kippur War, he said.
Libya, at the same time, is
acquiring naval craft from
both the Eastern and Western
powers which means Israel has
to adopt counter-measures
against both, he said. He noted
that the Syrian and Libyan
navies held numerous joint ex-
ercises last year and are
cooperating more closely. He
also observed that there are
more Soviet naval units in the
eastern Mediterranean than
ever before, visiting ports in
the region and cruising the
high seas. He stressed that the
Navy has very good relations
with the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
The terrorists, too, are seek-
ing better and faster boats and
are beginning to train their
people in more conventional
ways, though their attempted
attacks on Israel so far have
been foiled.
Fran Witt, former assistant director of the Jewish Communi-
ty Center, recently was honored by the Board of County Com-
missioners of Palm Beach County for six years of dedicated
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with a Resolution by Commissioner Karen Marcus during a
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Groups Probed
in-depth investigation to deter-
mine the facts about the full
scope of so-called Hebrew-
Christian activities in the
United States and Israel is be-
ing started by the New York
Jewish Community Relations
Council's Task Force on Mis-
sionaries and Cults.
Julius Berman, Task Force
chairman, in announcing the
probe, said the purpose of the
investigation is to alert both
the Christian and Jewish com-
munities concerning the decep-
tive tactics used by the
Hebrew-Christian and "mes-
sianic" groups seeking con-
verts among Jews.
Berman said there is already
a great deal of evidence that
thousands of uninformed Jews
are joining such groups. Ber-
man said "it is the task force's
belief that these groups are
misrepresenting and distor-
ting both Judaism and Chris-
tianity, espousing that one can
remain a Jew and at the same
time believe in Jesus."
Berman said the investiga-
tion "is not in any way design-
ed to deny personal rights,
freedom of religion, or even to
deny the right to proselytize."
He explained that the in-
vestigation will be an effort to
demonstrate by objective pro-
of the rampant use of decep-
tive tactics that these groups
employ in proselytizing
Berman emphasized that
"their aims and intentions
must be clearly stated and, un-
til they act forthrightly, we
will respond in a strong, yet
positive and scrupulously fair,
fashion." He said the task
force will make a three-
pronged inquiry into the
Hebrew-Christian movement.
Immigrants Sought Who Entered Through Ellis Island
NEW YORK, N.Y. In an
effort to develop an archive of
a most significant period in
American Jewish history,
HIAS the Hebrew Im-
migrant Aid Society is look-
ing for people who immigrated
through Ellis Island. The
106-year-old agency is in-
terested in developing a collec-
tion of photographs and writ-
ten material letters, diaries,
memoirs, general memorabilia
relating to the immigrants'
experience of his or her
passage through Ellis Island.
Documents and photographs
will be used for HIAS publicity
and exhibits, telling the story
of Ellis Island in the words of
those who were there.
Material will also be shared
with the news media for their
possible use in connection with
the scheduled reopening of the
Great Hall on Ellis Island as a
museum in 1988. The Centen-
nial celebrations will take
place in 1992.
From 1904 until its closing in
1954, a HIAS representative
was stationed on Ellis Island
greeting newcomers and also
defending would-be im-
migrants scheduled for depor-
tation hearings.
Information should be sent
to: HIAS Public Relations
Department, 200 Park Avenue
South, New York, NY 10003.
All material will be copied and
returned to the sender. Those
submitting material should in-
dicate whether they would
agree to be interviewed by the
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IDF Radio interviews Dr. Alvin I. Schiff,
executive vice president of the Board of
Jewish Education of Greater New York.
The agency was awarded the Shazar Prize
from the State of Israel. Second from left
are Ben Zion Fischler, director of Hebrew
Language Programs, World Zionist
Organization; Dr. Schiff; and Dr. Ely
Tavin, director, Department of Education
and Culture, WZO.
Three Volumes About Germany, Jews
Germany Today: A personal
Report. By Walter Laqueur.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co.,
1985. 231 pp. $16.95.
Readers who recall the "In-
side ..." books by John Gunther
will recognize a similar approach
in Laqueur's look at Germany.
Both authors traveled extensively
in the areas on which they
reported, and both have an engag-
ing, sprightly style of writing. La-
queur has die additional advan-
tage of having been born in Ger-
many (he left in 1938) and having
visited there many times since
1950, aside from the recent two
years during which he concen-
trated on collecting data for this
Laqueur's wide-ranging por-
trayal examines many aspects of
contemporary German culture.
He looks at morale, politics,
music, youth, literature,
economics, religion, education and
films. He concludes that there are
"more common sense and
moderation" in Germany today
than was the case previously, even
though it is accompanied by
hypochondria and a tendency to
Since nine out of every ten Ger-
man Jews were killed by the
Nazis, unhappily, Laqueur can
discuss Germany today with prac-
tically no mention of Jews or anti-
Semitism. This sad commentary
suggests that in Germany, at
least, Hitler has apparently won
the posthumous victory which
Emil Fackenheim, the Jewish
philosopher, says that we must
fight to deny him.
The Special Relationship Bet-
ween West Germany and
Israel. By Lily Gardner
Feldman. Boston: George
Allen and Unwin, 1984.330 pp.
Since 1951, when West Ger-
many agreed to pay reparations to
the State of Israel and to Nazi vic-
tims, there has existed a special
relationship between West Ger-
many and Israel. This book ex-
amines that relationship both for
itself and as an illustration of
special relationships between two
Emphasis is placed on the
motivations for initiating and sus-
taining this special relationship.
On the Israeli side, despite a huge
public outcry in opposition, the
critical need for economic aid pro-
vided a pragmatic base for enter-
ing the special relationship. On
the German side, the search for
political rehabilitation and inter-
national acceptance was a driving
force. For both countries, con-
siderations of morality loomed
large in the form of German guilt
and Israel's insistence on the right
to demand preferential treatment
from Germany in order to help ex-
piate that guilt.
A thorough analysis of the
Germany-Israel special relation-
ship is provided, and it is used as
the basis for formulating a
general theory of special relation-
ships. Unless one is a political
scientist, the three chapters that
deal with theory are far less in-
teresting than the nine chapters
which treat Germany and Israel.
The nine chapters are filled with
facts, character portrayals, impor-
tant events and descriptions of
Cracow Archbishop Makes Quick
Visit to Yad Vashem Archives
TEL AVIV (JTA) The Archbishop of Cracow
made a 12-hour visit to Israel last Thursday so shrouded in
secrecy that the Israel Foreign Ministry was unaware of
the Cardinal's visit.
Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, who is reportedly a close
friend of Pope John Paul II, spent four hours in Yad
Vashem lighting a memorial torch and inspecting the
library and archives.
PROF. MARCEL DUBOIS, a Catholic Professor of
Philosophy at the Hebrew University, coordinated the visit
with the assistance of Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem,
according to press reports here.
Cracow was the scene last year of the Bar Mitzvah
celebration of Eric Strom, an eighth-grader from Stam-
ford, Conn., in the 130-year-old Templus Synagogue. The
Bar Mitzvah received international media attention and
was the first celebration of its kind in the once flourishing
Cracow Jewish community in 35 years.
how this difficult and delicate
special relationship began and
The Jewish Response to German
Culture. Edited by Jehuda
Reinharz and Walter Schatz-
berg. Hanover, N.H.: Universi-
ty Press of New England,
1985. 362 pp. $32.50.
In 1983, a group of scholars
assembled at Clark University in
Worcester, Mass. to discuss the
interaction between Jewish and
German culture. This volume con-
tains 17 of the papers which were
given at the meeting. They are
written by historians and
philosophers for historians and
philosophers. Those who are not
specialists in these disciplines will
find little of interest in the book
even though many of the issues
dealt with are of general concern.
It is difficult to determine, for
example, whether or not German
Jews deceived themselves after
the Enlightenment, and Jewish
emancipation began in Germany
at the end of the 18th Century.
Did they assimilate successfully
until Hitler came to power, or
were there always manifestations
of anti-Semitism in Germany
which blocked both emancipation
and assimilation?
Perhaps the answers to ques-
tions such as these are buried in
the essays. If so, the jargon which
is used and the special knowledge
which is required will prevent the
ordinary reader from finding any
German Jews Beyond Judaism.
By George L. Mosse. Bloom-
ington, Indiana: Indiana
University Press, 1985. 99 pp.
$20. (cloth), $7.95 (paper back).
German Jews in the pre-Nazi
era are the subject of this poorly-
written book. The author is a pro-
fessor of history who makes the
mistake of assuming that his
readers will be as familiar as he is
with the minutiae of German
history and the intricacies of Ger-
man literature. Accordingly, he
has produced a book which can on-
ly be understood by scholarly pun-
dits in a very narrow field of
esoteric lore.
Apparently, he is trying to make
out a case for his thesis that Ger-
man Jews, despite their seeming
assimilation, were actually
isolated from German culture
even before the Nazis came to
power. If this is indeed the point
he is trying to make, it is ob-
fuscated by fuzzy writing,
abstruse wording and obscure
Tisha B'av
Continued from Page 5
the Temple and still mourn the
destruction of the Temple?
The answer Rabbi Soloveit-
chik gave was that in the
period of the Second Temple
Tisha b'Av was not observed
as a day of mourning but,
rather, as a day of prayer. Dur-
ing the three weeks of mourn-
ing preceding the fast day, it
was believed that the ghost of
the hurban (the destruction of
the First Temple) walked
through the Land. People
were filled with fear and anxie-
ty that what had happened
once might happen again as
indeed it did. On Tisha b'Av
they sat down less to mourn
for what had happened than to
pray that history would not
repeat itself.
Surely we, too, have every
reason for such fears and the
need, as well, to express
ourselves in similar prayers.
Thank God that Israel is
strong, but its existence con-
tinues to be tenuous. In 1973
we saw how only an airlift of
arms some two weeks after the
onset of the war saved Israel
from terrible tragedy and
possible destruction. We
understand that inimical
forces in the world are arrayed
against us. We know what our
enemies would like to do to
Israel were they able to win
one war. On Tisha b'Av we do
more than mourn: We pray
that what happened twice
before will not happen a third
Finally, Tisha b'Av com-
memorates much more than
the destruction of the Temples
and the tragic events that took
place in the biblical and im-
mediate post-biblical periods.
Tisha b^Vv commemorates
every tragedy that has
befallen Jewish people as a
result of the destruction of our
Temples and the exile of the
Jewish people from our land.
How could it have happened?
"How could the city, once so
full of people, sit solitary?"
How could the great centers of
Jewish learning in France and
Germany have been destroyed
by the Crusaders? How could
the Inquisition have taken
place? How could the terrible
pogroms of 1648 and 1649
have occurred under the
leadership of the ruthless
Cossack Bogdan Chmelnitzki?
How could the Holocaust have
There will come a time, at
the end of history, when the
Messiah will arrive. Then
these questions will be
answered. Until that time, so
many questions will stay
unanswered and there is so
very much for which to mourn.
Someday, the prophet
Zechariah assures us, Tisha
b'Av and all the other fasts of
mourning will be transformed
into days of joy. Someday, yes.
But not today. Today we must
still mourn and pray.
The Talmud does assure us
that "who mourns the destruc-
tion of Jerusalem will yet see
its reconstruction." May this
assurance be fully realized in
our time.

Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 15
A Scout By Any Other Name
Matthew Salnick, 4, adds a block he finished painting to help
build a replica of the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Afterwards
the campers wrote messages and inserted them in the cracks
of the wall.
Israel Day
at Camp Shalom
Campers at the Jewish Community Center's Camp
Shalom recently had a hands-on experience to learn more
about Israel According to Jack Rosenbaum, camp director,
the purpose of Israel Day is to "give the kids a feel for the
various sections of Israel. Our opening ceremony was an
imaginary flight to Israel to get them in the mood for the
day." The campers built a Western Wall, sang and danced
to Israeli musxc, prepared an Israeli salad (small pieces),
swam the Kineret, wrote letters on behalf of Soviet Jewry,
made Israeli crafts and much more.
The theme for Camp Shalom this summer is "creating an
awareness of Soviet Jewry." As part of Israel Day, third-
grade campers write to refuseniks in the Soviet Union as well
as to the President of the United States and their con-
gressmen to send them the message, that Soviet Jewry is not
Assistant News Coordinator
Israel Scouts are special
teen-agers who want to share
their first-hand knowledge of
Israel with youngsters
throughout the United States.
For many years, the Jewish
Community Center's day
camp, Camp Shalom, has had
scouts from Israel serving as
counselors along with local
teen-agers. This year Tammy
Perelman, a 17 year old high
school senior from Tel Aviv,
shares her experiences of
Israel with the JCC campers.
Tammy is exuberant,
dedicated to her "mission,"
and an excellent role model for
the campers. Her day is divid-
ed into 40-minute periods in
which she spends teaching dif-
ferent groups of campers
about her homeland. Her
screened classroom has been
decorated with pictures and in-
formation about Israel. Tam-
my makes learning fun
through the use of games,
songs and dances to immerse
her "students" in the history,
customs, and daily life of
"In the beginning of camp, it
was hard because I didn't
know specifically what I would
be doing," said Tammy. "Now
that I Know my schedule, I
really like it"
Camp Shalom's Israel Scout
is a member of a delegation of
65 who spend their summer
working in camps throughout
the United States. "Our scouts
are not like the Boy Scouts and
Girl Scouts here. We have
meetings twice a week and I
am a counselor to 15 girls who
are 14 years old. We play
games and have discussions
and in the tenth grade we
become counselors for the
younger scouts," explained
Tammy, who will be going
into the army for two years
after she graduates from high
school, plans to work on a kib-
butz during her training. "Be-
ing a city girl, I want to try it,
to give the kibbutz a chance.
My father did the same thing
and stayed there for 10 years.
I may like it too."
Although Tammy has been
to Europe with her family
many times, this is her first
visit to the United States. Her
impressions are varied. "The
U.S. is so different from
Israel, everything here is so
big and far away from other
things. I like that there are so
many people here from dif-
ferent places."
Tammy finds that the
campers and teen-age
counselors have unusual im-
pressions about Israel. "Most
think that America is the only
Camp Shalom's Israel Scout, Tammy Perelman, teaches the
Hebrew alphabet with their own "home-made" chart.
modern and developed coun-
try. They see Israel as desert
and camels. I am asked if we
have any movies or cars. In the
beginning I was shocked. Now
I am used to it."
In Israel teen-agers are in-
volved in political discussions,
according to Tammy. Talk
centers around world pro-
blems and not cars, music, and
drinking. "It's hard not to
think of values in Israel."
Tammy has made friends
with many of the camp
counselors. She has also had
the opportunity to get to know
several members of this com-
munity who have been her
hosts. She is enthusiastic
about her experiences with
those whom she had stayed to
date and makes a point of men-
tioning them all by name Dr.
David and Rosemarie Kanter,
Dr. Alan and Marilyn LeRoy,
Jim and Soni Kay and Diane
Mitchell. "The families I have
stayed with have been great
more than wonderful!
And Tammy's English is
"more than wonderful." She
did not realize that she could
speak English until she came
to the States. When she
returns to Israel, she will have
to use English in class. "Next
year I have final exams in
English. This has really helped
me. I have learned so much,"
Tammy said.
Tammy heads back to Israel
with the scout delegation Aug.
27. Although she has enjoyed
her stay here, she misses her
friends and family. "I never
realized how much I love
Israel," she reflects.
POC Hospitalized
Prisoner of Conscience Roald
(Alik) Zelichonok, 50, who
received a three-year labor
camp sentence on August 8,
1985 for allegedly "defaming
the Soviet state and social
system," has been hospitalized
in the Alma Ata prison, accor-
ding to Jerry Goodman, ex-
ecutive director of the Na-
tional Conference on Soviet
Zelichonok, a computer
scientist at the Institute of
Cytology in Leningrad, was ar-
rested after police conducted a
search of his home. Among the
items confiscated were letters
he had written to the West, in-
cluding correspondence to the
Spanish, Hungarian and
Swedish Embassies regarding
Raoul Wallenberg.
Zelichonok, who suffers
from massive kidney damage,
secondary hypertension and
lameness (he has undergone
several operations for kidney
and leg ailments), was
hospitalized in February for
three weeks because of severe
intestinal bleeding and a
dramatic rise in blood
Zelichonok's wife, Galina,
who suf f e r s from a
degenerative eye disorder and
is losing her sight, appealed to
the International Red Cross to
save her husband's life. "A
further stay in the labor camp
is identical to passing a death
sentence on him," she wrote.
reparing and eating Israeli food is another way that the
campers are aoie to "experience" Israel. Third, fourth, fifth
land sixth graders enthusiastically get their pitas ready while
I their counselor dishes out the felafel. Israel's favorite fast-
I food. **"
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Senior News
The Comprehensive Senior Center through a Federal Grant
Title HI of the Older Americans Act provides transportation
to persons 60 years or older, who do not drive or cannot use
the public transportation system, serves Hot Kosher Meals in
a group setting, delivers Kosher meals to homebound persons
and offers daily educational and recreational programs. Call
689-7703 for further information.
Starting At 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 1 "Special Sab-
both" Conducted by Sidney
Berger and his wife Sylvia.
Aug. 4 "Games" with
Fred Baum.
Aug. 5 "Yiddish Humor"
with Nat Rosenberg.
Aug. 6 To be announced.
Aug. 7 Michael Ruffan,
Pharmacist "Slides."
Aug. 8 To be announced.
Aug. 11 "Games" with
Fred Baum.
Aug. 12 "A Bintel
Brief" presented by Nina
Aug. 13 "Exercise" with
Edith Gaule.
Aug. 14 To be announced.
Aug. 15 "Fun Time"
with Helen Nusbaum.
New Special Events at the
Kosher Meal Program.
Aug. 1 The Kosher Meal
frogram will provide its first
riday Pre-Sabbath Service,
conducted by Sidney Berger,
JCC board member and
chairperson of the Senior
Committee and his wife Sylvia.
Aug. 12 Enjoy Nina
Stillerman*s presentation of
"A Bintel Brief Once again
share the historical ex-
periences. Laugh and cry,
share and remember the
tragedies, the difficulties, the
hopes and dreams of parents
and grandparents 60 years
of letters to the Forward from
our immigrant relations who
settled on the lower East side
of Manhattan come alive once
Aug. 15 It will be "Fun
Time" with Helen Nusbaum
who will present "How to
make out your Income Tax in
Yiddish" along with a touch of
Sam Levinson. "We welcome
Helen back, and have enjoyed
having her and her husband
Henry with us at the Kosher
Meal Program," stated Jean
Rubin, director of the Com-
prehensive Senior Service
These special programs at-
tract large numbers of per-
sons. Make reservations early!
Homebound persons 60
years or older who require a
Kosher Meal delivered to their
home. This program has aided
people on both a short and long
term bases. There are no set
fees for these programs but
contributions are requested.
Call 689-7703 in West Palm
Beach in Delray Beach call
Adult Education classes will
not be meeting during the
summer months. Watch for
fall schedule.
A stimulating group of men
and women meet each week to
discuss all phases of current
events. Many members are en-
joying a delicious Kosher lunch
and more camaraderie at 1:15
before the regular discussion
group begins. If you wish to
have lunch first, please make a
reservation by calling
Veronica at 689-7700. There is
no fee, but contributions are
requested. The regular discus-
sion group begins at 2:15.
Moderators for the month of
August are as follows:
Aug. 4 Sylvia Sigall
Aug. 11 Dorothy Darmel
Aug. 18 Abe Schwimmer
Aug. 25 Harry Epstein
This group is not having
regular weekly meetings dur-
ing the summer, but will be
meeting from time to time.
Call Ben Garfinkel for infor-
mation 683-0420.
LIDO SPA The Jewish
Community Center presents
the first fall holiday at the Lido
Spa Hotel Nov. 2 through
Nov. 5. Included in the Spa
Special are three gourmet
meals (diet or regular) and
special nightly entertainment.
Gratuities and transportation
included. Reservation and
deposit required. Reserve
now! Call Nina Stillerman
689-7700 for additional
The Jewish Community
Center invites all persons who
wish to volunteer their time
and talents to call Nina Stiller-
man, volunteer coordinator at
689-7700 for an appointment
and interview.
Leaders for dancing (circle,
square, folk or ballroom),
choirs (glee club, barbershop,
etc.), crafts, book reviews,
showing of films, working with
young children, accompanists
(piano, guitar or violin), sing-a-
longs, story tellers.
Treatment Keeps Patient Alive
Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot.
THE PATIENT has been
pronounced "free of all signs
of AIDS following IVx years of
treatment at Kaplan Hospital
where Handzel is conducting
clinical tests involving the
thymic humoral factor. So far
it has proved effective in AIDS
treatment if administered in
the early stages of the disease.
There have been about 27
known cases of AIDS (ac-
quired immune deficiency syn-
drome) in Israel and only one
victim of the fatal disease, a
17-year-old hemophiliac, is
alive more than two years
after he was diagnosed, accor-
ding to Dr. Zeev Handzel, head
of the immunology unit at
Two of the four slain terrorists who were
spotted by Israeli troops early Thursday
morning, July 10, just north of Rosh
Hanikra. The seaborne attack was foiled,
but two Israeli soldiers died in the clash,
and nine were wounded. The Popular Front
for the Liberation of Palestine claimed
Police Start Probe of Shin Bet
Attorney General Yosef
Harish advised the Supreme
Court that a police investiga-
tion has begun into the Shin
Bet affair and will exempt no
one involved in the episode,
"from the lowliest private
soldier in the field to the top
political level."
The probe will focus on
allegations that Shin Bet chief
Avraham Shalom and three of
his senior aides fabricated
evidence and gave perjured
testimony at quasi-judicial in-
quiries into the unexplained
deaths of two Arab bus hi-
jackers in custody of security
agents in April, 1984. Shalom
and his aides, who have since
resigned from Israel's internal
security service, were given
blanket pardons by President
Chaim Herzog.
HARISH TOLD the court
that the police have not yet
called anyone for questioning
but are in the process of
gathering information. He said
they were studying the records
of the two earlier inquiries
where the alleged cover-ups
Harish appeared before a
panel of three justices, headed
by Supreme Court President
Meir Shamgar, to argue why
the high court has no need to
order the government to open
an inquiry, as the matter is
already under investigation.
Shamgar and his associates,
Justices Miriam Ben-Porat and
Aharon Barak, retired after a
long morning in a packed cour-
troom to consider their
The court ordered the
government last month to
show cause why an investiga-
tion of Shin Bet should not be
launched. It acted in response
to petitions by several groups
which are also seeking to have
the Presidential pardons in-
validated. Harish recommend-
ed to the government at the
time that it establish a judicial
commission of inquiry. But his
proposal was rejected by ma-
jority vote of the Cabinet.
judicial comission which he felt
would be better equipped than
the police to protect the
secrecy that surrounds Shin
Bet operations. But under the
circumstances he was forced
to bring in the police because,
as he explained to the
ministers, he could not face the
court without one or another
form of inquiry under way.
To have done otherwise,
Harish said, would have
resulted in the court ordering
a probe, to the grave embar-
rassment of the government
and himself.
Harish also argued before
the court in defense of the
Presidential pardons, which he
maintained were entirely legal
and with ample precedents.
Lawyers for the challenging
groups insisted that the Presi-
dent may pardon only of-
fenders. Since Shalom and his
aides were never formally
charged, tried or convicted of
any offense, they have no
status before the law as of-
fenders, the lawyers
Israel Seeks to Scale Fish Market
EILAT (JTA) Israel is
seeking markets in Europe for
the gilt head sea bream, a fish
it used to breed in the Bar-
dawil Lake in northern Sinai
and is ndjt breeding for com-
mercial use in the waters of
the Red Sea near Eilat. About
20 tons already have been ex-
Sorted, mainly to Rome.
[inistry of Agriculture ex-
perts have been doing market
studies in Europe funded by
the Jewish Agency and in-
itial findings are favorable,
especially in Italy and Greece.
The fish are bred by the Na-
tional Center for Maritime
Agriculture, which has dispat-
ched 13 scientists to the Red
Sea to explore the commercial
potential of the sea waters.
The bream is the first practical
result of their efforts, which
have been financed in part by
the Jewish Agency's settle-
ment department.
Kibbutz Elifaz in the Arava
region began in 1984 to breed
the sea bream in floating cages
in the Red Sea. A pollution
problem arose because every
1,000 tons of fish raised re-
quires 2,500 tons of fish food,
60 percent of which is returned
as waste. The Maritime
Agricultural Center subse-
quently built inland sea water
ponds to solve the problem.
The Center is also breeding
shrimp for export.
According to Dr. Hillel Gor-
din, director of the Maritime
Agricultural Center, "In our
vision we see the entire area
from Eilat northward covered
with fish ponds. We have only
started scratching the poten-
tial. Eventually, it is a question
of financial resources.'
Gordin noted that "Japan in-
vests in maritime agricultural
research some $750 million;
Norway invests some $20
million annually. Israel settles
for the time being on an annual
investment of only $1 million."
Doggy Days Bring Joy
Continued from Page 2
presented by the Animal
Rescue League of the Palm
Beaches also is held once a
month. However, according to
Thompson, Dr. Ballinger's
visits are more therapeutic.
There are no plans to expand
the present program. By hav-
ing the animals come in twice a
month the residents look for-
ward to it. But don't be sur-
prised if one day a dog or two
can be found roaming the halls
of the Morse Geriatric Center.
These "resident" canines will
be an affirmation of Thomp-
son's philosophy, "I need to
get the residents to think of
something else. I need to
stimulate them." Pet therapy
seems to be one of the ways to
fit that bill.

. 'i

Shultz Orders U. S. Probe
Friday, August 1, 1986/The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County Page 17
Syrian Official Revives Blood Libel Slander
Syrian Defense Minister,
Mustafa Tlas, is being accused
of authoring an anti-Semitic
book said to be widely
distributed in Syria which
revives and gives credence to
the ancient blood libel accusa-
tions of the Middle Ages.
Secretary of State George
Shultz, alerted to the book's
circulation in Syria, has in-
structed the United States
Embassy in Damascus to in-
vestigate the charges raised
against Tlas by the Los
Angeles based Simon Wiesen-
thal Center.
Shultz, in a letter dated July
3 to the Center, said: "I can
assure you I share your deep
sense of outrage that in-
dividuals continue to write
such works, which clearly
serve only to further hatred
and anti-Semitism against the
Jewish people .
"I HAVE asked that a copy
of the book, your translated
excerpts and letter, be provid-
ed to the U.S. Embassy in
Damascus with instructions
that this matter be raised with
the Syrian government. I
strongly agree with you that
we must make our views
known when confronted with
efforts of this kind anywhere
in the world," Shultz said.
A spokesperson for the
Syrian Embassy in
Washington told the New
York Times that the Embassy
had no knowledge of the book.
"Syria is against Zionism, not
Judaism," the spokesperson
According to the Wiesenthal
Center, Tlas' book, "The Mat-
zah of Zion," constitutes "a
dangerous campaign" against
the Jewish people. The book is
said to be widely distributed in
Syria, although it is not
available in the libraries or
research centers of Western
countries, the Center
The book calls the true
religious beliefs of the Jews
"black hatred to all humanity
and all religions," and contains
such statements as "from that
moment on, every mother was
warning her child, do not stray
away from home. The Jew may
come by and put you in his
sack to kill you."
"every mother was warning
her child" revives the in-
famous 1840 blood libel which
claimed that Christians were
killed by Jews in the Syrian
capital, and their blood was us-
ed in preparing the unleavened
At that time, the Syrian
Jewish community totalled
some 10,000 persons, in-
cluding many refined and
wealthy Jewish families. An
investigation into the disap-
pearance of a Capuchin friar,
Father Thomas, led to an in-
vestigation by the authorities
and accusations of Jewish
responsibility for the crime.
The Jewish community was
Rabbi Given Post
Kabbi Leslie Alexander of San
Diego has been engaged as assis-
tant rabbi of Adat Ari El con-
gregation. She was ordained as a
Reform rabbi. Adat Ari El is a
Conservative congregation.
subjected to brutal harassment
and, in one instance, 60
children of the ages three to
ten were locked in cells
without food in order to move
their parents to make a confes-
sion. Several Jews died in
prison, one under torture. An
international effort brought an
end to the campaign against
the Jews.
According to the Center's
translation of the book Tlas
writes that the West and East
alike preceded the Islamic
world to recognize the
"destructive badness of
Jewish beliefs, and this is why
Jews were forced into closed
book, officials of the Center
contacted government leaders
in Washington, Canada,
France, West Germany, Great
Britain, Italy, at the Vatican
and the UN Human Rights
Commission requesting that
they "formally protest this
revival of anti-Semitism at the
highest levels of the Syrian
regime." Shultz is the only
government official to reply to
the Center's request.
Tlas is the author of
numerous books and poems
which are widely distributed
throughout the Arab world,
the Center reported. The
former President of the
Damascus Military Tribunal
and Chief of Staff and Deputy
of Syrian President Hafez
Assad, Tlas has won a reputa-
tion as a tough and ruthless
leader of the Syrian elite.
Tlas wrote in the "Matzah of
Zion" that "I intend through
publication of this book to
throw light on some of the
secrets of the Jewish religion
based on the conduct of the
Jews their blind
fanaticism ..."
dean of the Wiesenthal
Center, said: "The fact that
such a high-ranking cabinet of-
ficer of the government of
Syria could direct such a cam-
paign of hatred and anti-
Semitism against the Jewish
people is an indication that the
Golan Heights dispute is only a
smoke screen for the real in-
tentions of the current Syrian
regime who would obviously
like to rid themselves of any
Jewish presence in the Middle
But while the blood libel
charge is being raised again in
Damascus, the Jewish com-
munity there is now fewer
than 5,000. Jews are required
to carry identity cards with the
word "Jew" stamped on them,
whereas other Syrian citizens
do not have their religion writ-
ten on their papers. Jews have
no right to travel abroad, or
even outside their own city.
Syrian Jews have their ac-
tivities monitored and are sub-
jected to other restrictions, ac-
cording to sources reporting
on Syrian Jewry. "At least in
the Soviet Union if a Jew does
not want to identify with
Israel he is left alone. This is
not the case in Syria. It would
not be an exaggeration to say
that Syrian Jewry live in more
distressing circumstances than
any other diaspora communi-
ty," David Avayou, head of the
World Zionist Organization's
Sephardi communities depart-
ment, was quoted as saying
Canadian School Board Ousts 'Merchant of Venice'
Board of Education of
Waterloo County (Ontario),
one of the largest school
boards in Canada, has
suspended teaching of
Shakespeare's "The Merchant
of Venice" pending a decision
by the Education Ministry or
the Ontario Human Rights
Commission as to whether the
Shakespeare play is anti-
But the coalition of Jewish
and non-Jewish parents which
had complained to the Board
that Jewish children were
taunted and harassed in
classes where the play was
taught, protested that the
school board went too far.
"It's censorship of the worst
kind," said Dr. Mona Zentner,
leader of the inter-faith
parents' coalition which
wanted "The Merchant of
Venice" eliminated only from
the curriculum of intermediate
grades 7 to 10. "They're final-
ly recognizing there's a pro-
blem but its not what we
wanted," Zentner said.
The Board of Education
voted 10-8 to remove the play
from the intermediate grades
but also banned it, at least
temporarily, from the higher
grades. The issue, which has
been simmering since 1966,
came to a head in Waterloo
Jewish and Christian pupils
described prejudice apparently
fueled bv the play in which
Shylock, a Jewish money-
lender, demands a pound of
flesh from a Christian debtor.
According to the pupils,
Jewish classmates were called
names, had swastikas carved
on their desks and had pennies
tossed at them.
The Waterloo County case
was the second of its kind in
Ontario. Earlier, the Lakehead
County Board of Education
removed the play from the
ninth grade curriculum after
parents protested.
Behind the Headlines: Israel and News Leaks
Continued from Page 12
first, they noted, there has
been a general change in the
way suspicions of espionage or
other violations of American
law by foreign governments
are handled.
"It's not just Israeli cases. In
the old days they didn't pro-
secute any cases," one jour-
nalist observed. He noted that
a recent incident involving
another friendly country
South Korea resulted in in-
dictments against members of
Congress who were accused of
accepting bribes in exchange
for positions supportive of
The other factor cited by
journalists is what one cor-
respondent characterized as
"uniform dismay" in the Ad-
ministration over Israel's
failure to inform investigators
about the role of Col. Aviem
Sella in the Pollard affair.
Sella, who allegedly served as
a chief liaison between Pollard
and the Israelis involved in the
espionage, was cited as an
unindicted co-conspirator in
Pollard's indictment.
were not told of Sella's role
when a delegation interviewed
other Israelis involved in the
case last December in ex-
change for a promise of im-
munity from prosecution. The
Israeli government has main-
tained that it first heard of
Sella's alleged involvement
from the Pollard indictment.
Other sources close to the
Departments of Justice and
State maintain that in spite of
a pervasive feeling in *he Ad-
ministration that Israel did not
fully cooperate in the Pollard
case, there has been a natural
difference of opinion between
the two agencies as to how the
affair should be handled.
"The job of the Justice
Department is to prosecute;
the State Department's job in-
volves another consideration
which is that they don't want
to upset relations with allies,"
one correspondent pointed
Another source who has
followed similar cases in the
past recalled an investigation
by the anti-trust division of the
Justice Department into oil
company pricing which caused
a media feud between the two
agencies much like that which
has marked the Pollard affair.
In that case the Justice
Department protested
vehemently when Justice sub-
poenaed records of foreign
operations in Saudi Arabia.
SOME HAVE suggested
that the string of cases involv-
ing Israel and the manner in
which they have been handled
reflect a lack of control over
law enforcement authorities,
some of whom, for whatever
motive, are working in conflict
with basic U.S. foreign policy
concerning American-Israeli
Hyman Bookbinder,
Washington representative for
the American Jewish Commit-
tee, told the JTA that he had
recently taken up the issue
with Administration officials.
"Some of us had talked with
key officials in the White
House, asking how this kind of
thing can happen,''
Bookbinder said. He said he
was given some assurances
that a review was being made
of the procedure for pursuing
these cases.
Bookbinder stressed he was
convinced that at the highest
levels the Administration is
committed to strong bonds
with the Jewish State. But he
suggested there are some mid-
level officials who have
resisted this closer relation-
ship with Israel because they
feel it would be at the expense
of relations with the Arab
world." Nevertheless,
Bookbinder stressed "the
overwhelming majority is
adhering to the basic policy of
the Administration."
IN THE CASE of the
cluster bomb technology,
however, sources familiar with
the case maintain that the
manner of the investigation
did not appear to raise objec-
tions within the Administra-
tion. "I don't think that
(Israeli Ambassador) Meir
Rosenne would have been call-
ed into the State Department
on this if it weren't interested
in pursuing this," the sources
Beyond their resentment
about how government agen-
cies have handled these cases,
some sources have charged
that the press is all too eager
to break news of alleged
Israeli misconduct before the
public, but fails to follow up if
the allegations are not borne
out because such news would
lack sensational value. One
source noted that nothing
more has been heard on the
cannon barrel case precisely
because no evidence of illegali-
ty had been found.
But the failure to back up
allegations of illegal conduct
are not considered as
newsworthy as the allegations
themselves, the source
Polk, who has been following
up on the cannon barrel case,
said that the facts of the case
were not disputed and that its
outcome would rest on
whether those facts are inter-
preted as amounting to a viola-
tion of American law. "If there
are indictments, you'll hear
something about it," Polk told
the JTA.
ANOTHER correspondent
maintained that if the press
were consistently to cover
both investigations that
develop into something and
ones that fizzle out, it would
also have to pursue an embar-
rassing case which broke last
year involving the illegal ex-
port of 800 krytrons devices
that can be used to trigger
nuclear explosions.
Israel, which claimed it had
been unaware that the
krytrons were obtained illegal-
ly, returned those which the
government said had not been
used. Those that were not
returned, according to the
Israeli account, had either
been used in non-nuclear
research or disposed of as
unusable. The case was not
pursued in court because the
American accused in the case,
Richard Kelly Smyth, was out
of the country when the indict-
ment was issued and never


Page 18 The Jewiah Floridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 1, 1986
Central Conservative Synagogue
Welcomes New Cantor
Dr. Anita Katz. president of
the Central Conservative
Synagogue of the Palm
Beaches, has announced the
appointment of Cantor
Howard Bender of Stamford,
Conn., as chazzan of the year-
old congregation. He will
chant the liturgy at the for-
thcoming High Holiday ser-
vices held at the Royal Poin-
ciana Theater. In addition,
Cantor Bender will assist Rab-
bi Howard J. Hirsch, spiritual
leader of the synagogue,
throughout the year at Shab-
bat services where Bar and
Bat Mitzvot will be celebrated
and during festival services.
Dr Katz stated, "This ap-
pointment is especially ex-
citing because Cantor Bender
will be singing in several con-
certs in the community during
the coming year under the
auspices of the Central Con-
servative Synagogue and Tem-
ple B'nai Jacob Cantor
Bender will also participate
with Rabbi Hirsch m develop-
ing an intensive music pro-
gram for the new association
of the Central Conservative
Congregation and Temple
B'nai Jacob and our religious
school." Dr Katz also noted
that Cantor Bender will be in
close consultation with Cantor
Hyman Lifshin who presently
serves as cantor of Temple
B'nai Jacob.
Cantor Bender was born in
Cleveland, Ohio and is a pro-
tege of Cantor Saul Meisels,
past president of the Cantors
Assembly of America. He
received his cantorial training
from the Hebrew Union
College-School of Sacred
Music. In addition to studying
with Cantor Meisels, he receiv-
ed private training from Can-
tors Israel Alter and Lawrence
Cantor Bender holds a
Bachelor of Music degree and
Post-graduate Diploma from
Cantor Howard Bender
the Manhattan School of
Music. His musical education
also includes residencies at
both the Juilliard School and
Oberlin Conservatory.
Synagogues which he has
served include Congregation
B'nai Jeshurun, New York Ci-
ty; Temple-On-The-Heights.
Cleveland, Ohio; Dix Hills
Jewish Center, Dix Hills, N.Y.;
and Ohef Sholom Temple, Nor-
folk, Virginia. In addition, he
has appeared throughout the
United States in concerts,
recitals and on the operatic
In the field of the Jewish
theater, Cantor Bender has
performed the title role in the
world premiere staging of
Ezra Laderman's oratorio
"And David Wept" as well as
creating the title role in the
Yiddish opera "Gimpel The
Fool." He has recorded for
VOX/MMG Records, and
Musical America Magazine
named him "A Young Artist of
Two Synagogues Join
In Cooperative Venture
Continued from Page 1
"This arrangement seems to
be heaven-sent. We serve each
other's needs," reaffirmed
Rabbi Hirsch.
Since plans had already been
made for the High Holidays for
both congregations, they will
not be changed. The Central
Conservative Synagogue will
hold their High Holiday ser-
vices at the Royal Poinciana
Playhouse whereas Temple
B'nai Jacob will worship in
their sanctuary.
Although administrative and
financial functions will remain
separate this year, several
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board committees will be com-
posed of representatives from
both congregations. Initial
plans include the merging of
the Men's Club, Sisterhood,
adult education and the
religious services committees.
The Central Conservative
Synagogue will continue to ad-
minister their religious school
as B'nai Jacob does not have
one. The two congregations
have also been talking about
joint fund-raising efforts.
Since both congregations have
already planned their pro-
grams for the year, some ac-
tivities will remain separate.
However, the presidents
stressed that board members
would be welcomed at each
other's meetings.
Since the two congregations
are both Conservative, their
philosophies are similar. Ac-
cording to the presidents, the
key to the joint venture is that
everyone will be worshipping
together. "Rabbi Hirsch wiU
be serving the religious, educa-
tional and pastoral needs
fulltime for Doth congrega-
tions," stated Mr. Levine.
"We have been holding mi-
nyans on Mondays and
Thursdays. Central Conser-
vative has not been able to
establish daily minyans for
lack of a proper facility. Now
we will be able to plan for dairy
minyans and both our con-
gregations are excited about
Dr. Katz is pleased that all
her congregation's activities
will now be able to be held
under one roof. "We had been
holding services at the Merkaz
Df the Jewish Community Day
School, adult education in one
oank, our Men's Club met in
another bank, and our office
was located still in another
bank. Now, with the exception
of the office, we will be
together. We are very grateful
to the Jewish Community Day
School for having made their
beautiful facilities available to
us during the initial year of our
congregation's existence."
Religious Directory
BEACHES: Services held Friday 8:15 p.m. and Saturday 9:30
a m at The Jewish Community Day School, 5801 Parker Ave.,
West Palm Reach. Mailing address: 5737 Okeechobee Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33409. Phone 478-2922. Rabbi Howard J. Hirsch.
West Palm Beach 33417. Phone 684-3212. Office hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Rabbi Isaac Vander Walde. Cantor Mordecai Spektor. Daily
services 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
501 N.E. 26 Avenue, Boynton Beach 33435. Phone 586-9428.
Rabbi Leon B. Fink. Cantor Abraham Koster. Monday 8:30 a.m.;
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Sabbath services, Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday ,
9 a.m.
GOLDEN LAKES TEMPLE: 1470 Golden Lakes Blvd., West
Palm Beach 33411. Phone 689-9480. Rabbi Joseph Speiser. Daily
services'8:15 a.m. Evening services 6:30 p.m. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Mincha followed by Sholoah
Methodist Church, 6513 Dillman Road, West Palm Beach 33406.
Phone 478-4720. Rabbi Richard K. Rocklin. President Murray
Milrod, 965-6063. Services Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH DAVID: 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
33418. Phone 694-2350. Rabbi William Marder, Cantor Earl J.
Rackoff. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 2815 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-0339. Rabbi Alan L. Cohen. Sabbath services
Friday 8:15 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:15 a.m.,
Sunday and legal holidays 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 315 N. "A" Street, Lake Worth
33460. Phone 585-5020. Rabbi Emanuel Eisenberg. Cantor
Howard Dardashti. Services daily 8:30 a.m. Friday evening 8:15
p.m., Saturday 9 am.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: 224 N.W. Avenue G, Belle Glade
33430. Sabbath services Friday, 8:30 p.m. Phone 996-3886.
TEMPLE BETH ZION: Lions Club, 700 Camelia Dr., Royal
Palm Beach. Mailing address: PO Box 104,650 Royal Palm Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Sabbath services Friday 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8:45 am. Rabbi Seymour Friedman. Phone 793-9122.
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB: 2177 So. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach 33406. Phone 433-5957. Cantor Hyman Lifshin. Sabbath
services, Friday 8 p.m., Saturday and holidays 9 a.m.. Monday
and Thursday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE EMANUEL: 190 North County Road, Palm Beach
33480. Phone 832-0804. Rabbi Joel Chasm. Cantor David Feuer. I
Sabbath services, Friday 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.
Abraham: 3257 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. 287-8833. Mail-
ing Address: P.O. Box 2996, Stuart, FL 33495. Services Friday
evenings 8 p.m. and first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.
CONGREGATION AITZ CHAIM: Century Village, West Palm
Beach. Phone 689-4675. Sabbath services 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Daily
services 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
857146. Port St Lucie, FL 38452. Friday night services 8 p.m.,
Saturday morning 10:30 am. Phone 878-7476. .
TEMPLE BETH AM: 759 Parkway Street, Jupiter. Phone
747-1109. Services Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL: 4600 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
33450. Phone 461-7428. Rabbi David Kraus. Sabbath Services
Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHALOM: St. Helen's Parish Hall, 20th
Avenue and Victory Blvd., Vero Beach 32960, mailing address:
P.O. Box 2113, Vero Beach, FL 32961-2113. Rabbi Richard D.
Messing. Phone 1-669-4700.
TEMPLE BETH TORAH: 900 Big Blue Trace, West Palm
Beach, FL 33414. Friday services 8:15 p.m. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman. Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Phone 793-2700.
TEMPLE ISRAEL: 1901 No. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
33407. Phone 833-8421. Rabbi Howard Shapiro, Cantor Peter
Taormina. Sabbath services, Friday 8 p.m.
TEMPLE JUDEA: at St. Catharine's Greek Orthodox Church
Social Hall, 4000 Washington Rd., at Southern Boulevard. Rabbi
Joel L. Levine. Cantor Anne Newman. Mailing address: 5154
Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Phone 471-1526.


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Temple Judea's response fo
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Background Report:
Candle lighting Time
Aug. 1 7:46 p.m.
Aug. 8 7:44 p.m.
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ject of Reform Judaism. (Jan-
tor Anne Newman will teach
new music which can set a
spiritual tone to the Shabbat
Service. Rabbi Joel Levine will
deliver a message on the in-
tegration between music and
spirituality. During the sum-
mer months, Rabbi Levine and
Cantor Newman are holding
special Sabbath Services and
workshops to enhance the
spirituality of Temple Judea.
Seeking U.S. Favor
Continued from Page 1
have paved the way for
Sadat's visit to Jerusalem on
November 10, 1977, the Camp
David meetings between Sadat
and Begin a year later and the
subsequent peace treaty bet-
Fanulies are especially en-
couraged to attend. Child care ween Egypt and Israel,
is available under the direction
of Michelle Ruiz.
The congregation welcomes
Rabbi Leon B. Fink, formerly
of Shaker Heights, Ohio, to its
pulpit as their new spiritual
leader. Rabbi Fink will lead
the services on Friday even-
ing, Aug. 1 and 8, 8:15 p.m.,
and on Saturday, Aug. 2 and 9,
at 9 a.m. Cantor Abraham
Koster will chant the liturgy.
The community is invited to at-
tend all services and the Oneg
Shabbat following Friday
evening services. For more in-
formation contact the temple
The Sisterhood will sponsor
a Champagne Brunch Theatre
Party on Sunday, Sept. 7 to
see "The Little Shop of Hor-
rors," at the Burt Reynolds
Dinner Theater. Bus transpor-
tation upon request. For more
information call the temple
The congregation will be
welcoming Rabbi Alan and
Linda Cohen to their first
Shabbat Service on Friday
evening, Aug. 1. There will be
a reception at 6 p.m., followed
by dinner at 6:46 p.m. in
Senter Hall. The entire con-
gregation and their families
have been invited. Reserva-
tions are required and can be
made by calling the office.
Friday evening Sabbath ser-
vices continue in the new sanc-
tuary of Temple Beth Torah,
900 Big Blue Trace, Well-
ington, every week, beginning
at 8:15. Rabbi Steven R.
Westman and Cantor Elliot
Rosenbaum officiate, with a
shortened format, including a
"D'var Torah" (sermonette)
featured. A weekly Oneg
Shabbat reception for
fellowship concludes each Fri-
day evening. New residents to
the Western Communities are
cordially invited to attend, and
introduce themselves to the
For information about
membership, religious school,
and the High Holidays, please
call the temple office. Rum-
mage for Sisterhood's August
sale may be brought to the
temple any weekday morning;
call the office to make after-
noon arrangements.
The temple will hold a
special summer music Sabbath
on Friday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., at
St. Catherine's Cultural
Center, the corner of Southern
Blvd. and Flagler Drive.
This Service will be part of
Congregation Beth
Abraham will hold a Dedica-
tion Weekend for its new home
in Palm City. On Friday, Aug.
8, 8 p.m., religious services
will be performed by Rabbi
Israel Barzak with the tradi-
tional Oneg Shabbat held
There will be a Dedication
Dinner Dance at the Martin
Downs Country Club on Satur-
day evening, Aug. 9, commen-
cing with cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Music will be provided by the
Celebration Band.
On Sunday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m.,
the formal dedication of the
new home of the congregation
on South West Leighton
Farms Road in Palm City will
take place. Included in the ac-
tivities will be the traditional
walking of the Torah from the
outside of the property boun-
dary into its Ark within the
synagogue. Many dignitaries
of national stature, local of-
ficials and clergy have been in-
vited to join in the celebration
of this event. Following the
religious observance and com-
ments by guests, there will be
a reception.
Hassan invited Begin to
Morocco. But the latter, accor-
ding to Israeli sources, insisted
that a visit be open and official
and Hassan demurred. Last
year the Moroccan ruler
publicly invited Peres to meet
with him, "but only if he comes
with a real peace plan."
SHORTLY afterwards,
Hassan appealed to the Arab
world to select one of its
leaders to meet with Peres for
an exchange of views on peace.
In March, 1986, he said he
himself would accept the
assignment. But there was no
response from other Arab
heads of state.
Some analysts here attribute
the timing of Hassan's latest
invitation, which Peres ac-
cepted, to Morocco's desire to
improve its relations with the
U.S. Washington has been
concerned of late by a Moroc-
can flirtation with Libyan
leader Moammar Khadafy.
The analysts suggest that
Morocco may feel that a rap-
prochement with Israel would
boost its standing with the
Hassan had been scheduled
to visit Washington last week
but postponed his trip for
"health reasons." He is believ-
ed to be hoping for increased
U.S. military and economic
aid. Morocco's ongoing war
with the Polisario rebels in the
Sahara has been draining its
maintained warm ties with
Israelis of Moroccan origin.
They are allowed to pay visits
to their native country without
undue bureaucratic dif-
ficulties. Members of the small
Jewish community still living
in Morocco about 18,000,
mainly in Fez are permitted
to visit Israel, and many do so
quite openly.
This attitude is unique in the
Arab world and has earned
Hassan special affection in
Israel. Many Israelis from
Morocco speak fondly of their
former home and stress the at-
mosphere of tolerance and cor-
diafity which generally
prevails between Jews and
their Moslem neighbors in
"Relations were generally
good, even when disturbing
events such as wars were tak-
ing place outside," Labor MK
Yaacov Amir, who was bom in
Morocco said. He attributed
this to King Hassan and the
King's late father.
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Page 20 The Jewish Ftoridian of Palm Beach County/Friday, August 1, 1986
The Peres-Hassan Meeting: A Possible Step Toward Peace
meaning of the Fez statement,
and Peres replied that Israel
could not withdraw from the
territories and could not hold
discussions with the PLO.
PERES, who said he hadn't
heard Hassan's television ad-
dress, told reporters at the air-
port, "I wasn't surprised by
the position the King took. I
just remembered that when
(Egyptian) President Anwar
Sadat came to Jerusalem, in
the Knesset itself, he delivered
practically the same
He said he responded to
Hassan's presentation of the
Fez plan by offering Israel's
plan for a Middle East settle
ment which is basically direct
talks without prior conditions,
where every party can suggest
its own plan of approach, "and
when direct talks take place
between the Arab side and our
side, I wouldn't be surprised
that the Arabs propose their
position which is different
from our own."
He added, "It is because we
don't have an agreement that
we have to look for an agree-
ment." Peres noted further
that "The King was very
careful to speak on behalf of
himself, so the positions he has
represented are the positions,
a* he describes it, of the 22
Arab countries. He says that
the Fez plan represents the
widest possible Arab
Peres acknowledged that
"the gap is still wide and
demanding." But he said he
believed "The King and myself
found there is much more than
a common denominator, if not
for anything else at least for
the mere fact that we could
have met face-to-face and tried
to look where there are oppor-
tunities and not only where do
the problems reside."
"The talks ended with two
things an agreement that
there would be a continuation,
and secondly, with a joint
statement, despite the fact
that in the joint statement
there are separate points of
He observed that "One must
also remember that he
(Hassan) is formally the head
of the Arab League, and for
this reason he naturally did not
speak only for Morocco, but
for what he assesses to be a
consensus of the Arab states."
In that connection Peres said,
"I want to express my ap-
preciation for his courage. I
believe that he is indeed a man
who is seriously, honestly and
deeply looking for peace."
Hassan, in his television ad-
dress, chastized other Arab
states for remaining "passive"
throughout the long Arab-
Israeli conflict. He called the
Arab countries "lazy." The
King had obviously taken a
risk in talking to Peres. He
was blasted by Syria and Libya -
for "treason.' Syria broke off
diplomatic relations with
Morocco last Tuesday (July
the Peres-Hassan meeting was
strongly positive. President
Hosni Mubarak welcomed it as
a "good initiative" that must
be supported by all who favor
peace in the region. The Egyp-
tian Charge d^ffaires in Tel
Aviv, Mohammed Bassiouny,
speaking at a reception, said
Egypt supported the Peres-
Hassan meeting. He described
it as a positive step toward
direct talks between Israel and
moderate Arab leaders and a
movement toward peace in the
Middle East.
Peres said he considered his
trip to Morocco "an historic
visit" in the context of the
Middle East peace process
because it is in no way com-
parable to other visits in Israel
or by Israelis in other places,
and also not comparable to the
contacts that were held
previously with King Hassan.
"We know that former
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
was there (in Morocco), the
late Moshe Day an was there,
but the fact that he (Hassan)
gave it public status this is
essentially another call to the
Arab world" as if to say,
" 'Sirs, the time has come to
meet and talk in daylight, to
speak about the topic which in-
terests us all, and endangers
us all.'"
would not call his talks a
breakthrough. He said he
preferred to think that another
step and status was added to
the peace process. "It certain-
ly contributed to speeding up
the peace process,' he said,
referring in that context to
Israel's relationship with
Egypt which he hoped would
be improved once the Taba
border dispute is on the way to
Peres said that King Hussein
of Jordan had not been in the
picture. "King Hassan told me
that he wanted this meeting to
be a Moroccan initiative not
a Russian, American or Euro-
pean one, or that of any other
Arab state. This was his in-
itiative. He did not want it
described as a response to, or
being carried out under an in-
itiative by another country,
and for this reason King
Hassan and myself did not in-
form any other nation in the
Middle East about the ex-
istence of the meeting."
Peres said the establishment
of diplomatic relations bet-
ween Israel and Morocco was
not discussed,
enough other
discuss," he said.
"We had
topics to
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