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April 14, 1978 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-04-14

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Friday, April 14, 1918

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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The World's Children In Paint Jerusalem Contest

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From the World
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By MALKAH RAYMIST

JERUSALEM—Nearly
200,000 children all over

342-7100 399-6333 342-1221

'Abe Cheraw Says:

the world participated in
The best paintings were
the "Children of the World shown in the youth wing of
Paint Jerusalem" competi- the Jerusalem Museum; the
tion. It was held in Sep- exhibition recently closed
tember under the patronage down and moved to other
of the mayor of Jerusalem, cities in Israel, later to
on the occasion of the 10th travel to all those countries
anniversary of the reunifi- whose children participated
cation of Jerusalem. in the competition.

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TEL AVIV — The trial of
23-year-old Michigan State
University student Sami
Esmail opened this week.
An Israeli court ruled that
his signed confessions ad-
mitting his membership in
the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine and
that he had undergone
weapons training in Libya,
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to throw out Esmail's three
signed confessions, claim-
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The age of the exhibitors

was limited to between 7
and 11, first prize winners

abroad received a free flight

to Israel, and those in
Israel—a gold medal.

The idea, launched
through Israel Embas-
sies in the world, had
such great appeal, that
some countries without
diplomatic ties with Is-
rael also responded.
Thus began the year-long
effort of the children of
the world—black, white,
red and yellow—to paint
Jerusalem.'
In city and village
schools, the children
painted and painted,. were
criticized or praised, de-
spaired or rejoiced. In
Jerusalem, the winning
entries were selected
anonymously, without the
jury knowing the names
and nationalities of the
young artists.
Prize winners were given
certificates by Mayor Teddy
Kollek, received by the
prime minister, stayed a
week in Israel, saw the
sights of the Holy City and
toured the country. Four-
teen first prizes went to for-
eigners and six to Israelis, of
which four gold medals
were awarded individually
and two for collective works.
A class in a Jerusalem
Jewish school and a group of
11 boys in an Arab boys
school of East Jerusalem re-
ceived gold medals awarded
collectively.
The paintings fell into
two categories—those based
on films or pictures of
Jerusalem, and others
showing ignorance of the
real Jerusalem though not
lack of imagination.
South American coun-
tries showed a "celestial
Jerusalem" with doves and
multitudes of churches.
Paintings from Catholic
countries and African and
Asian countries showed
religious, often missionary
influence, totally ignoring
the fact that Jerusalem is
Jewish, concentrating on
churches and crosses.
Others had crosses and the
Shield of David, some also
the Moslem Crescent.
Next to the holiness of the
city, peace was an impor-
tant subject. Excellent
paintings came from Au-
stria, some with the peace

element emphasized,
others looking like the
work of adult profes-
sional poster painters.
The children of the U.S.,
with only two exceptions,
didn't do well, their
paintings unimaginative
even for their age group.
Puerto Rica, on the other
hand, had strikingly beauti-
ful pictures ablaze with

colors. Japanese children
did very well; the winner
'was a picture of Jerusalem

seen through cherry trees in
blossom.
A South Korean showed
Jerusalem as a fairy-tale
enchanted city on top of a
mountain surrounded by
the Red Sea. Bright and dar-
ing color splashes from
Burma depicted Jerusalem
in a Burmese landscape, full
of churches. One picture
from Burma had everything
in it: landscapes, peace
doves, very bad portraits of
Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir,
Dayan, Rabin, Karl Marx.
Some very good pictures
came from countries with no
(or no official) diplomatic
ties with Israel: Kenya,
Swaziland, Malta, Sri
Lanka and India. Mission-
ary influence was strongly

felt almost everywhere.

Painting Jerusalem
must have greatly ap-
pealed to teachers and
children all over the
world. So much so that it
made politics rear its
ugly head, almost caus-
ing an incident between a
country with diplomatic
ties with Israel and an-
other definitely without.
Little Masha Yatushenko
in France won one of the
free flights to Israel. Her
father nearly had a fit, for-
bade her to accept it and ac-
cused her school of "trying
to involve his daughter in a
Zionist plot". The whole
idea was to lure his daugh-
ter to Israel and have her
interrogated there, the
Soviet diplomat stationed in
Paris claimed.
He also forbade her to ac-
cept the winner's certifi-
cate, awarded by the Israel
Ambassador. No doubt it
would be contaminated by
Zionism and "colonialist.
Fascism". Masha was left
out of everything.
Genevieve Maisonnier, the
runner up from France, re-
ceived the prize and enjoyed
the free flight to Israel.

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. . .AND MORE TO COME

NORTHWESTERN AT INKSTER

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Pictured above is one example of the work of chil-
dren around the world who participated in the recent
"Children of the World Paint Jerusalem" contest
sponsored by the mayor of Jerusalem. Winners of the

contest were treated to a free flight to Israel, while
Israeli children were awarded gold medals. ,

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