Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-02-23, page 01
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. -i i 11 11 f1 i t OfflOJEW! Lll\// Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community for Over 60 Years vT/AVx llBRAfiY, OHIO H1STOR1CJAU SOC4*>T<^ 198H VEL.MA AVE. COLS,, 0» 43S11 ,EXCH VOL.62 NO.8 FEBRUARY 23,1984-ADAR120 Devoted to American and Jewish Ideals. Israel's Major Human Rights Problems In Occupied Territories, Report Asserts Marine Treated At Israeli Hospital TEL AVIV (WNS)—An American marine from the U.S. aircraft carrier Independence was flown to Rambam Hospital in Haifa on Feb. 1 for extensive tests and diagnosis for an undisclosed illness. He was subsequently taken, by ambulance to Ben Gurion Airport from where he was flown to an American hospital in Europe. Spain Backing Off From Establishing Diplomatic Relations With Israel ROME (JTA)—Deputy Prime Minister Alfonso Guerra of Spain has backed off sharply from recent statements by Prime Minister Felipe Gonzales who indicated at a meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Jan. 31 that Spain plans soon to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. "At the present moment, setting up relations with Israel would not help to improve the situation in the Middle East," Guerra said after being prodded on the subject in an interview published in the Rome daily IIMessaggero recently. Nazi Collaborators Released PARIS (JTA)—Three French Nazi collaborators whose death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment by President Charles de Gaulle, have been released after serving 20 year prison terms, the Justice Ministry confirmed last week. The life sentences of Jean Barbier, Jacques Vasseur and Joseph Cortial were reduced to 20 years by de Gaulle's successor, former President Georges Pompidou. A Justice Ministry spokesman said that "after completing their sentences there was no possible reason to keep them in jail." WASHINGTON (JTA) - The State Department, in its annual report on human rights practices around the world, repeats its assertion that Israel's main human ' rights problem is due to its control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the situation is made worse by the policy of establishing Jewish settlements there. "The essentia] fact is that Israel is governed democratically and the West Bank is not," Elliott Abrams, as- ' sistant secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, said recently at a press conference releasing the State Department's eighth annual country reports on human rights practices. The 1,485-page report which covers conditions in 163 countries during 1983 was submitted to. the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. As in the previous reports, the 1983 edition lauds Israel as a free and open parliamentary democracy. "Israeli society is characterized by its openness and by its wide; ranging and lively public debate of all issues of popular concern," the report said. "Police and internal security functions are under the control of Cabinet ministers who must answer to the Knesset concerning the actions of personnel for whom they are responsible and whose performances are subject to the scrutiny of a free press." The report notes that this condition exists even though Israel has been in a state of war with all of its Arab neighbors, except with Egypt since 1979, and has to be constantly alert against terrorist incidents. Most Significant Human Rights Problems But the report adds, "The most significant human rights problems for Israel (in 1983) derived from the strained relations between the Israel authorities and the Arab inhabitants of the occupied territories. These problems were exacerbated as a consequence of the government's continued implementation of its policy of strengthening, expanding and developing Jewish settlements in those areas." This is basically the same finding as in last year's report although at that time the document specifically mentioned by name the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. However, the 1983 report does define the occupied territories as the West Bank, East Jerusalem the Golan (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10) New JACPAC Chapter Now Being Formed In Columbus Several years ago in Chicago, a group of Jewish women banded together to form the first Jewish women's political action commit- Judiciary Committee Asked To Investigate Vatican-Nazi Link NEW YORK (JTA) - Kal- man Sultanik, vice president of the World Jewish Congress, said last week that the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold hearings this spring on American intelligence involvement with Nazi war criminals. He said that he has, accordingly, asked that the committee conduct a formal inquiry into the charges contained in a 1947 State Department report which, until last year, had been labelled "top secret." The report, known in intelligence circles as the La Vista report, disclosed that the Vatican aided in the illegal emigration of Nazis following World War II. The formal request for the inquiry was made in a letter by Sultanik to Rep. Peter Rodino (D. N.J.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Sultanik is the current chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council to which he was appointed by President Carter in-1980. The WJCongress official noted that an inquiry has been made necessary as a (CONTINUED ON PAGE 8) tee — JACPAC — to support congressional candidates who are- pro-Israel, regardless of their party affiliation. The upcoming presidential and congressional elections have led to new JACPAC chapters throughout the country. Judie Swedlow and Karen Moss announce the formation of a new JACPAC chap^ ter in Columbus. All concerned Jewish women who want to directly impact the political process in support of Israel are invited to attend the first Columbus JACPAC dessert and coffee on Monday, March 5, 1984, at 7:30 p.m. at Cookie Krupman's home, 64 Stanbery Rd. Dick . Durban, Democratic; congressman from Illinois, and Linda Sher, JACPAC's founder and immediate past , president, will speak. "JACPAC enables Jewish women to 'pull a lever in all 50 states' by contributing to congressional candidates across the country who have demonstrated their support for Israel's strategic value to CJF Trades, Professions Division To Host Feb. 26 Leadership Brunch On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Trades and Professions Division of the 1984 United Jewish Fund Campaign will host a leadership brunch at 10:30 a.m. at. Winding Hollow Country Club. <. Hy Kalus, founder of the Israel Actor's Studio will be the keynote speaker. He is recognized as a,keen observer of Israel's social, cultural and.economic climate and a sharp analyst. "This Trades and Professions kick-off event is a vital step in achieving a successful campaign on the part of our division," said Dr. Al Tyroler, chairman. "Our common vision of a quality Jewish life is the impetus that inspires us to par- , ticipate so that we may be a force in building a strong worldwide Jewish community," he added. - Barney Zell serves as co- chairman of Trades and Professions. In addition the following men and women serve as 1984 section chairmen: Harold Epstein, William Fein, Dr. Howard Fink, Augusta Frank, Bruce Gilbert, Sanford Goldston, Steve Handler, Heinz Hoffman, Dr. Norm Hosansky, Dr. Alex Kushkin, Dr. Michael .Lehv, Julius Margulies, Pearson Press, Leonard Quinn, Dr. Mark Rinkov, Dr. Sam Rosen, George Rosinger, William Ruben, Sam Schwartz, Hal Tanenbaum, Robert Tennenbaum, Jan Titles, Dennis Tishkoff, Randy Topolosky, Dr. Fred Weiner, Aaron Yablokand Dr. Earl Yaillen. the United States," Swedlow explained. "As women, we must exercise our legitimate right to participate in the American rpolitical process. When organized, American Jewish women have made invaluable contributions in the fields of education, social services and human rights. Now is the time for us to organize to participate in the politics of America. We have been effective elsewhere — we can be effective here." Organizers of JACPAC's first Columbus meeting include Bonnie Milenthal, Claudia, Rinkov, DeeDee Glimcher, Elaine Goodman, Joan Wallick, Diane Cummins, Nancy W. Meyer, Jackie Yenkin, Augusta Frank, [Carole Genberg, (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) Last year's Buckeye Wheelers delighted audiences " at the Health and Fitness Fair. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 11 a.m.^5 p.m. at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center. Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center's Annual Health And Fitness Fair To Be Held On Sunday, March 4 The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center's Fifth Annual Health and Fitness Fair will be held Sunday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.... " "The day, which is free to the community, will offer health screenings and information booths," states Sandy.Scheiner, chairwoman for the event. Some of the screenings will include: speech and Ida And Alfred Kobacker Institute Set For March 9 At Temple Israel The spirit of ecumenism is alive and presenting a unique opportunity for religious communities to share perspectives and insights. The Kobacker family established a fund at Temple Israel for this purpose and called it "The Ida and Alfred Kobacker Institute." The 1984 Institute is'scheduled for March 9,9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Israel, 5419 E. Broad St. The 1984 guest facilitator for the Institute is Dr. Dov Peretz Elkins. His topic for the day is "Growing the Life of the Spirit." Dr. Elkins is a well known platform speaker as well as workshop leader. Experiential sessions include active audience involvement, combining the best of tradition together with group dynamics and modern behavioral sciences in a-safe and non- threatening atmosphere. He is founder and director of Growth Associates, a human relations consulting and publishing firm in Roch- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 41 hearing, vision, glaucoma, oral cancer,, plaque, pulmonary function, vascular studies, height, weight, skin •caliper, flexibility, blood typing and diabetes. Participating agencies include: Columbus Speech and Hearing, St. Anthony Hospital, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity,. American Red Cross, Central Ohio Diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes, O.S.U. Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, O.S.U. College of Optometry, American Cancer Society, Columbus Health Department, Arthritis Foundation and Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. Fitness demonstrations will run all day and include the Jewish Center's Fun and Fitness Class, Dancaero- bics, Jujitsu, handball/rac- quetball and C.P.R. Ma^or sponsors of the Health Fair are Franklin - County Heart Branch, W.N.C.I. Radio, St. Anthony Hospital, Maramor Sugarless'.Candy and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. For more information, contact Jay Jacobs at 231-2731.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1984-02-23|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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