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March 11, 1977 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-03-11

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56 Friday, March 11, 1977


A Psychiatrist Prescribes an Antidote for Terrorism

the Institute for Conflict
Research in Vienna.
An international ex-
Dr. Hacker was con-
pert on terrorism has sulted by West German
written a powerful, government officials and
cabinet members after the
over-view about "terror Munich Olympic Games
and terrorism in our massacre. He negotiated,
time," the sub-title for with the Vienna terrorists
"Crusaders, Criminals, on behalf of the Austrian
Crazies" published by W. government and provides
W. Norton and Co.
a psychiatric interview
The author, Dr. Freder- with the terrorists while
ick J. Hacker, is a they-were in the process of
psychiatrist and terrorizing and blackmail-
psychoanalyst, and a ing.
"Crusaders, Criminals,
world-renowned author-
ity on aggression and ter- Crazies" provides some
amazing insights into ag-
He is president of the gression committed by
Sigmund Freud Society individuals and groups,
in Vienna. He holds dou- the reactions of the vic-
ble professorships in tims and the public, and
psychiatry at the Univer- suggested methods for
sity of Southern Califor- dealing with terrorists.
The book contains cer-
nia Medical School and in
psychiatry at law at the tain highly-technical sec-
tions that will be confus-
USC Law Center.
He is chief of staff at the ing to the lay reader. But
Hacker Clinics in Beverly the majority of Dr. Hack-
Hills and Lynwood. er's book gives important
California, and director of background information


about terrorist groups,
including the Palestime
Liberation Organization
and its off-shoots, their
theories, imagined or real
grievances and the likely
targets of their aggres-
Dr. Hacker says the
Palestinians pattern
their actions after their
.conception of "the
Zionists" they so patently
hate: •
"The fedayeen talked
over and over again about
Israeli atrocities from
which the Arabs, particu-
larly the Palestinians, had
to suffer: about the
'sneaky' invasion of Arab
territory by - Zionist
settlers, about Zionist ter-
rorism, and about the es-
tablishment of a foreign
state and outpost of im-
perialism on stolen soil.
"The terrorist young-
sters did not use the
phrase 'identification
with the aggressor,' but

this is what they meant:
the Jews, having been
subjected to the Nazis'
genocidal fury, now in-
flict on the Palestinians
what was inflicted on
"The Palestinians' ad-
miration for Zionist
methods, or rather what
they believe to have been
Zionist methods, and their
determination to imitate
them is not clandestine,
but quite conscious and
"According to the Pal-
estinians, the success of
the Zionists was due to a
combination of three fac-
tors: the insistence on the
realization of a dream of
national independence on
a certain "holy" terri-
tory; the determination
to pay no attention to ad-
verse opinions, including
those of one's own people;
and the unrestricted em-
ployment of all means to
realize the dream of ter-
ritorial independence.

Mary Waldo's Travelers Guide for Europe
Deplores Continuing Polish Anti-Semitism

Mara Waldo's "Travel
and Motoring Guide to
Europe, 1977" (Collier
Books) merits notable
classification. It is, in-
deed, a classic on the
guide book bookshelf. It is
thorough, it inspires an
interest in the numerous
countries covered by the
author whose expertness
becomes apparent at the
very outset.
It is history and a brief
review of the occurences
in past ages as well as in
recent -times.
An interesting example
of the manner of coverage
ofevents and experiences
is in evidence in the sec-
tion dealing with Poland.
The author touches upon

This travel and guide
the early settlement of tion is the reaffirmation
Jews in Poland. Turning of the continuing Polish book has great excellence
to the most recent events, anti-Semitism, her de- in directing the tourist,
to World War II, Mara ploring that the hatred of the traveler by auto or
Waldo relates the events the Jews should have other means of transpor-
in the Warsaw Ghetto, been an endless situation tation, to the best places
the Nazi invasion, the de- in Poland. Only a-. few to eat, the best museums
thousand Jews remain, and their locations and
struction of Warsaw.
She states emphatically she affirms, stating that historic significance.
that while certain portions many hide their Jewish-
This is a guide book that
of the devastated city were ness, the implication tells how to organize the
rebuilt, only the ghetto being that it is out of the tour, how to get the
was a totally destroyed endless fears of more ter- passport and how to con-
area. And she deals sym- ror.
Mara Waldo refers to front the customs man, the
pathetically with the War-
consular services, the
Saw Ghetto Uprising, with other Jewish points of hotelkeeper.
the heroism of the Jews interest, and the Anne
This is a big book, and it
who resisted the Nazis, Frank House in Amster-
their courage, their battle dam is referred to as a is also a thorough one. It
against the enemy to the very interesting point of will be viewed as invalu-
tourist interest; together able by those fortunate to
very end.
The most moving por- with the Rembrandt resort to it as a guide for
tion of the brief descrip- House.

. "Theodor Herzl, the in-
tellectual Viennese foun-
der of Zionism, is alsO one
of the Palestinian ter-
rorists' heroes. They
quote from his works,
they admire his visionary
zeal and the 'unrealistic'
tenacity with which he
held on to his visions
against all odds."
"In the Palestinians'.
estimation, the Zionists
were totally uncom-
promising, blindly par-
tial, monomaniacally
one-sided, and totally
committed. For their
tenacity, single-minded-
ness and devotion they
were reprimanded by the
whole world, including
most other Jews. But
they got Israel.
"To the Palestinians,
the lesson of Zionism is
that the noble end jus-
tifies all means, particu-
larly the use of violence
whenever and wherever
• Against that back-
ground Dr. Hacker argues
that the only way to deal
with terrorism is through
negotiation. He says that
every successful "En-
tebbe" incident will lead to
another "face-saving" ter-
rorist act. •
He says the assump-
tion: "destroy the
enemy and everything
will be fine" as a means of
fighting terrorism is pre-
cisely the philosophy
used by the terrorists;
and that there are too
many risks inherent in
any confrontation situa-
tion, such as Munich and

Entebbe, which he claims
far outweigh the gains of
a successful thwarting of
the terrorists' goals.
analysis of Entebbe, in
his postscript, Dr. Hacker
sums Up his prescription
for terrorism:
compromise do not stop
terrorism, but neither do
deceitful tricks and
shootouts. It is not quite
as simple as that, not an
either/or proposition. The
question of what method
works best or at least bet- !Ili
ter, in the long run ha! ,
be answered by fact
research, not by passe
ate beliefs that remain
impervious to experience.
"I have written, 'Mixed
strategies (delay; negotia-
tion, promises, firmness,
consistency, force) used
flexibly in different,
changing situations and
not chained to any precon-
ceived political or other
biases produce the best
results. I do not advocate
softness; to yield under
any circumstances is just
as unprofitable and futile
as to decide in advance
never to yield.'
"Deterrence through
the use of force and
through humiliation has
never worked. To the con-
trary, the intended deter-
rent punishment is,
according to all experi-
ence, likely to act as a
provocation and stimula-
tion for future revenge, to
even the score and prove
equal or superior cour-
age." .

"V t 7WITI IT r1U:711..."

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"...Eternity means Jerusalem"


JIAIB Plans Passover for Military

NEW YORK = Jewish
military families
throughout the world,
men at isolated posts, and
patients in Veterans Ad-
ministration hospitals
will be able to observe
Passover as the result of
advance arrangements
and shipments made by
the national Jewish Wel-
fare Board, local af-
filiates, Jewish chaplains
and military lay leaders.
Passover sedorim will
be conducted by full-time
and part-time Jewish
chaplains and Jewish mil-
itary lay leaders, with
kosher supplies and reli-
gious materials provided
through JWB's Commis-
sion_ on Jewish Chap-
laincy and Women's Or-
ganizations' Services:
The first seder of
Passover 5737 will be held
on Guam and the last to
begin the holiday will be
Hawaii, because of the
difference in time zones.
The places in between
where military personnel
will be served include the
Philippines, Taiwan,
Okinawa, Japan, Korea,
Italy, Spain, Germany,
England, Iceland, Green-
land; Alaska, Panama, the
U.S., the Caribbean area,

at remote weather and
as well as on ships at sea,
weather and radar sta- radar stations. The Solo
Seder packages contain
tions, and U.S. embassies
the world over. JWB also all the ingredients for a
seder meal for one person.
will provide for the reli-
gious needs of Peace
"Family Nosherei Pac-
Corps personnel in Fiji, kages" are also issued by
Taiwan and Central Af- the JWB Women's Organi-
zations' Services. These
Among the supplies contain Passover maca-
shipped by JWB for coons, cookies, candy,
Passover use are reli- nuts, cake mixes and Hag-
gious literature, Hag- gadot for a family of four.
gadot, matzot, wine and -
Jewish patients in VA
kosher Passover foods.
hospitals also will par-
To help Jewish families ticipate in Passover ob-
in the military prepare. servances conducted by
for Passover, JWB pro- chaplains. In some hospi-
vides a cassette recording tals, the cassette record-
for use by Jewish chap- ing of the Passover
lains, Jewish lay leaders melodies will be brought
and presidents and pro- to the patients' bedsides
gram chairmen of Jewish over the hospital's public
military sisterhoods. One address system.
side of the cassette de-
In addition to the ef-
scribes the preparation
for the seder. The other forts of the chaplains and
side has popular Passover lay leaders and JWB wo-
melodies and the order of men's groups, local JWB
chairmen and commit-
the seder.
tees, Jewish Community
The JWB Women's Or- Centers, synagogues and
ganizations'Services other Jewish_ community
makes available special organizations and USO
Solo Seder packages for clubs overseas have ar-
Jewish servicemen ranged for a number of
stationed at , isolated Passover observances by
areas throughout the men in uniform, as well as
world and to men on duty for home hospitality.

And when the Holy One Blessed be He will rebuil
Jerusalem, He will bring back to it all its gladness and joy,
as it is written: 'For the Lord hath comforted Zion . . . joy
and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the
sound of melody.' " — Midrash

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