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March 10, 1978 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-03-10

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Maccabia Manager One of Entebi e's Heroes

By HASKELL COHEN

KFAR MACCABIA, Is-
rael (JTA) — International
. Maccabia Games Commit-
tee personnel from all cor-
ners of the world are

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gathered here to start the
organization of the 11th
Maccabia which will take
place in 1981.
While the delegates, rep-
resenting 30-odd countries,
are immersed in spelling
out details pertaining to the
next Maccabia, an efficient,
energetic young man bus-
tles about seeing to it that
all the needs of the dele-
gates are fulfilled.
General Manager Uri
Ben-Hur was a fair long dis-
tance runner in high school
without any pretention of
representing Israel in the
Olympics, or for that matter
in the Maccabia Games.
Like all Israelis he put in
army time but in his case he
stayed for 12 years.

He then went into hotel





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management and today is
master of a vast complex
of buildings, including
dining halls, night clubs,
meeting rooms, hotel'and
swimming pools collec-
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"kfar," the village.
But, he is also a military
hero of the Entebbe rescue
mission.
"I had been out of the
army for a while,: Ben-Hur
recalls. "My wife and I were
just settling down in a new
home."
His old paratroop com-
mander, Entebbe raid
leader Dan Shomron, asked
a skeptical Ben-Hutto par-
ticipate in the mission. -
His plane was the one
designated to pick up the
hostages. As he recalls,,
the whole operation
worked like a charm.
Pointing out, "Our
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cally, was finding out
hostages among the
armed guards. Most of
our people were asleep
and on the ground. Con-
sequently, it was easy to
make out their figures
since the guards were
standing, holding guns."
The survivors of Entebbe
have an annual reunion.
The first get-together was
two months after the ordeal.
Since then, on the anniver-
sary in July, the people in-
volved, the hostages and the
army team annually con-
gregate to rejoice over their
good fortune.
Ben-Hur is now settled
into his job as managing di-
rector of this thriving vil-
lage of Kfar Maccabia. One
can see the improvement in
operations instantly.
Perhaps it is the colonel's
army experience that
makes the kfar move with
such elan.
He is all over the place,

MY GUEST

giving orders in a brisk
manner that commands re'
spect from all of the help. He
has a smile that lights up
his face and he is given to
smoking short cigars. When
he greets you it is with
thumb thrust upwards, in-
dicating "hakol beseder,"
everything is all right.
Veteran Maccabi perfor-
mers and administrators
from the 30-plus countries
who will compete in 1981
will hardly recognize the
new face of the kfar.
They will find a sprightly,
well-groomed village, glow-
ing with apparent prosper-
ity. And if they enjoy their
stay half as much as the In-
ternational Maccabia
GameS Committee did, they
will return to their respec-
tive homes rejuvenated
Jewish sportsmen. If so,
they can say "kol hakavod"
to the Entebbe hero, the
handsome Col. Uri Ben-
Hur.

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Nine months after its es-
tablishment the govern-
ment of Premier Menahem
Begin still shows little abil-
ity to come to grips with the
nation's internal problems.
Analyzing its record on
the domestic front, obser-
vers are left with the un-
comfortable feeling that the
Begin government resem-
bles in many aspects its un-
happy predecessor, the gov-
ernment •of Premier Yit-
zhak Rabin.
In the economic arena
inflation is still galloping
along at the horrendous
rate of 40 percent annually.
Finance Minister Simha
Ehrlich's promises to de-
crease inflation remain to
be fulfilled.
The labor 'front is exp-
losive. The postal work-
ers struck for three days.
The strike of merchant
seamen has been going
on for weeks. All
employes of government
offices have threatened
to strike. The fragile rela-
tions between employers
and employes in the pub-
lic services — apart from
reflecting the destructive
impact of inflation —
create a doom - laden at-
mosphere throughout the
ecdnomy.
The social gap persists.
The Cabinet's function-
ing is another object of criti-
cism. The Begin Cabinet
now consists of 19 members
as a result of the recent ad-
dition of Likud's Haim
Landau and Moshe Nissim,
as ministers-without-
portfolio. Thus the Begin
government is as large as
Rabin's was and its organi-
zational structure is almost
the same as the previous
one.
Likud's platform prom-
ised to streamline the gov-
ernment's administrative
structure and to implement
new methods of running the
public administration. But
nothing really has been
changed. The Likud
Cabinet ministers hdIe

proven every bit as jealous
of their formal authority as
were their predecessors.
Cabinet solidarity in
the Regin government
also resembles Rabin's
Cabinet in the personal
relations prevailing
among its members:
Cabinet ministers shar-
ply criticize each other in
private conversations.
Several ministers pub-
licly express differing
views on many issues.
There have been several
examples recently that
clearly illustrated the dis-
integration of the early
solidarity which Begin
had sought to establish in
his Cabinet.
The cumuttive effect of
these weaknesses has di-
minished the Cabinet's cre-
dibility. For the time being,
the Begin government has
failed to accomplish its
promises and consequently
its credibility and prestige
are in question.

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