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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-07-09

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54 Friday, July 9, 1976

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

UN to Debate Israel 'Aggression' in Uganda

NEW YORK — The
United Nations Security
Council debate on the Israeli

rescue of terrorist hostages
in Uganda was scheduled to
begin today amid reports of

A Legend Is Born

The New York Times, July 6, 1976
The civilized world owes the Government and armed
forces of Israel a permanent debt .of gratitude for the coura-
geously conceived and brilliantly executed rescue of more
than 100 hostages from pro-Palestinian terrorists at En-
tebbe airport in Uganda early in the morning of—appro-
priately enough—America's Independence Day.
By this unprecedented action, the Israelis have demon-
strated that the criminal terrorist practice of holding the
lives of innocent civilians for ransom to achieve political
ends can be successfully thwarted by application of suffi-
cient amounts of resourcefulness, determination—and
guts. The extraordinary raid 2,500 miles into unfriendly
territory, to snatch the hostages out of the hands of captors
supported by the petty tyrant who rules Uganda, was an
effective declaration of independence from international
blackmail, to which the ordinary rules of international law
simply cannot apply. The question involved in the Israeli
raid was less a matter of violating national sovereignty than
responding to an act of international piracy.
Terrorism of this type will, unfortunately, not be ended
by this remarkable Israeli military operation; but the Is-
raeli example proves to the world that it can ultimately be
defeated, as it must be. Prime Minister Rabin rightly stated
that the airborne operation had an almost legendary qual-
ity about it: "It will be written about in the annals of the
nation."
It will also serve as an inspiration to other countries
that, when the occasion demands and if they have the stead-
fasuless and the will, they can do as much.

Readers Forum

Materials submitted to the Readers Forum must be brief. The
writer's name will be withheld from publication upon request.
No unsigned letters will be published. Materials will not be re-
turned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is pnclosed.

Jefferson's Contributions

Editor, The Jewish News:
As an historian and a
proud Jewess, I was looking
forward to reading your
Bicentennial section. • How-
ever, I was disappointed
with the results. I found
that your articles special-
ized in discussing George
Washington: his letter and
merits. Another subject the
articles discussed was his
friendship with the Jews of
the Colonies.
Did it ever occur to any-
one that Washington and
John Adams socialized with
those Jews who were mer-
chants. They were the elites
of the society and had the
money. Both Washington
and Adams were true
blooded snobbish Federal-
ists. They disliked alien
(immigrant) and lower
classes of society. How do
you think the Alien & Sedi-
tion Acts passed?

Throughout your various
issues that pertained to the
Bicentennial I saw a lack of
mention about Thomas Jef-
ferson. During these 200
years Jefferson's name has
been sullied by attacks on
religion and other subjects.
If your researchers did a
more careful job, they
would have noted a man
who was open-minded on
most any subject. Why was
Jefferson's Bill for Estab-
lishing Religious Freedom
never mentioned?
Jeannie Schiffman

(Editor's note: If the
writer had followed the
year-long series of Bicen-
tennial features and mate-
rial published in other col-
umns of The Jewish News,
she would have found the
material she missed in the
Bicentennial supplement.)

`Brothers' Novel Defended

Editor, The Jewish News:
his revenge on humanity for
Re. Mr. Hitsky's review of his loss of political and eco-
my novel, "Brothers," in nomic power.
added
note:
An
your issue of June 25, I
should like to say the fol- "Brothers" is certainly
not "offensive to any
lowing:
Christian reader" as your
Precisely what I am deal- reviewer seems to feel.
ing with in "Brothers" is the Some of the most positive
transference of the will to responses to the book have
power from the realms — come from Christians.
familiar through the ages —
What causes me consider-
of armed force and wealth able perturbation is the fact
to the realm of myth, of the that many Jews are more
`undying Word.' The power- concerned with someone's at
seeker will establish his best offensive and at worst
domination through the use psychotic ideas of what hap-
of the written word. with pened in Judea 20 centuries
which he will `. . . poison ago than with the experien-
the wells of mankind.'
tial truth in the novel. Peo-
In "Brothers," the myth ple who think and feel will
of god-man, of deity de- find existential resonance in
scended-to-earth, of pagan- Brothers; people who are
ized Judaism is used by its afraid to think and feel will
warped and morally de- not.
formed inventor to wreak
Chayym Zeldis

African dissension over the
upcoming Security Council
attack on Israel and reports
that Israel is prepared to
substantiate charges that
Uganda President Idi Amin
and his army collaborated
with the terrorists.
The Security Council was
called into session at the
request of the Organization
of African Unity. The OAU
is charging Israel with com-
mitting aggression against
Uganda.
One of the hostages on the
hijacked Air France jet,
Michael Cojot, re-affirmed
in Paris, Wednesday, the ac-
counts of other hostages,
stating that three armed
terrorists were waiting at
Entebbe Airport when the
hijacked jet landed; that
Ugandans removed any evi-
dence from the plane that
could possibly identify the
hijackers; that the Entebbe
Airport director had sup-
plies waiting for the 260
passengers and crew when
the plane landed and that
Amin had sounded like a
jailer in his talks to the hos-
tages.

Sidney Gorman, 82

Yosef Dror, 51

Sidney Gorman, a retired
automobile parts executive
and former owner of Grand
River Auto Parts, died July
7 at age.82.

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Re-
serve Capt. Yosef Dror, one
of the pioneers of Israel's
Navy, was fatally injured
when he fell from a rock
while on a submarine ar-
cheological tour of the Ital-
ian island of Stromboli. He
was 51 years old.
Born in Poland, Dror was
brought to Palestine at the
age of five where he grew up
along the Tel Aviv seafront.
He was a member of the
maritime youth movement
and later joined the mari-
time arm of Palmach, Pal-
Yam.
In this capacity, he was
the commander of several
ships that brought in Jews
illegally from Europe. He
was imprisoned several
times but each time man-
aged to escape.

Born in Russia, Mr. Gor-
man lived in Detroit 70
years. He formed his busi-
ness in 1910 and retired in
1960.

Mr. Gorman resided at
23105 Providence Dr.,
Southfield. He was a mem-
ber of Cong. Bnai David and
Craftsman Lodge.

He is survived by his wife,
Lillian; two daughters, Mrs.
Sydney (Pauline) Silverman
and Mrs. Irwin (Evelyn) Rit-
ten; three brothers, Joseph,
Sol, and Philip of Califor-
nia; five grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.

of Israel Navy

Dror was the leader of a
group that planted a mine
on a British vessel that car-
ried illegal Jewish immi-
grants from Haifa to Cy-
prus.

During the War of Inde-
pendence he helped sink an
Arab ship in an Italian port
which was taking arms to
the Arab armies. Dror was
one of those who urged the
creation of naval commando
units after Israel reached
statehood.

He was commander of
Israel's first submarine flo-
tilla, two British-made sub-
marines called Tanin and
Rahay. After leaving the
navy, he alternated br yen
ips
being the captain q
Atz,
and working on his
Maagan Michael.

WORRIED ??

WCAR Coverage
Intense on Raid

Radio station WCAR gave
the rescue of hostages by Is-
raeli commandoes intensive
coverage Saturday evening.
WCAR reported the rescue
effort shortly after 9 p.m.
and broadcast 18 bulletins
and newscasts about the
operation during the next
two hours. The station has
an all-news format.

Film Review Hit

Editor, The Jewish News:
I would like to take excep-
tion to Heidi Press' review
of the Israeli film
"Daughters, Daughters."
The film is a highly so-
phisticated satire which
makes use of caricature to
ridicule the problem of Jew-
ish male chauvinism. In this
film, the producer and di-
rector have captured the
male ego superbly.
What Heidi Press misses
is the satire presented. One
form of satire (Juvenalian)
deals in exaggeration and
"Daughters, Daughters"
makes use of this technique
to depict the problem preva-
lent in many Jewish fami-
lies which view the import-
ance of a male child as
paramount both to the
memory of the deceased
father and to the perpetua-
tion of the familial lineage.
While most families will
consider the birth of a
child of any gender a
blessing, there are some
parents (specifically the
male partners) who con-
sider their family incom-
plete if the offspring are
not of both sexes. There is
even Talmudic sanction
for such feelings.
What producer Golan has
done is to portray this par-
ticular situation in its ex-
tremity.
What we are presented
with is an exaggerated situ-
ation with exaggerated
characters. To miss this is
to miss the humor, and ulti-
mately to miss the satire on
Jewish male chauvinism.
Liela Goldman

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