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January 04, 1980 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-01-04

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12 Friday, January 4, 1980



126 S. Woodward, Birmingham

Mon., Tu•s., Wed., Sat. 10-6
Thurs. i Fri. 10.9


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Racial Slurs Spark Uproar in Israel Basketball League


The first publicized racial
incident during a basket-
ball game in Israel took
place Dec. 10 in the Yad
Eliyahu Stadium where the
heavily favored Tel Aviv
Maccabi five defeated their
arch rival, the Hapoel Tel
Aviv team by a score of
During the game, vocifer-
ous Hapoel fans shouted ra-
cial slurs at Aulcie Perry
and Earl Williams, the
black stars of the Tel Aviv
It was a home game of the
Hapoel club and the pre-
ponderance of the fans were
from that group's organiza-
tion. Perry, who converted

to Judaism, understands
enough Hebrew to know
what the fans were calling
him and he passed it on to
Williams. The game was a
rough one which the Mac-
cabis managed to win in the
closing moments.
Immediately after the
final whistle, Perry,
hurled a basketball into
the stomach of Schmuel
Nachmias of the Hapoel
team. Nachmias re-
sponded by spitting in
Perry's face, whereupon
Williams rushed to the
aid of his fellow-
American and a near riot
ensued before both teams
were cleared from the
The Israel Basketball

Shevat 5 740

January 1 9 to

February 1 7, 1 980


An "Open University" for
Jewish Studies is one of the
ideas under active consid-
eration by the Joint Pro-
gram for Jewish Education
in the Diaspora (JP).
Jews in the Diaspora of
all ages and every walk of
life would be able to take
courses, by cassette and
correspondence, in a wide-
range of Judaica and re-
lated subjects under the
guidance and tutelage of
some of Israel's top aca-
Another idea, on which a
feasibility study has begun,
calls for three summer-long
courses at Israeli univer-
sities for Diaspora teachers
and educators.
The summer programs
would be "bridged" dur-
ing the academic year by
correspondence courses.
Upon successful comple-
tion, the teachers would
automatically be entitled
to a significant raise in
their salaries.
An idea, still on the
drawing-board, is a
"Sesame Street" type tele-
vision series on Jewish life,
to be filmed mainly in Israel
for screening by TV stations
and privately around the
The JP involves the allo-
cation jointly by the Israel
government and world
Jewry of $10 million an-
nually for at least the next
four years in the boldest-
ever attack on ignorance
and apathy in the crucial



To avow full solidarity with the State of Israel in its period of stress.
To focus attention on 79 years of Jewish National Fund activities in develop-
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To stress the fact that JNF is a major contributor in improving and maintaining
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To encourage inscriptions in the Honor Roll of the Jewish People — the
Golden Book in Jerusalem.
To place another thousand JNF Blue Boxes, the symbol of a nation reborn, in
Greater Detroit and Michigan Jewish homes.
To plant more trees in Israel. Israel needs more trees. Trees represent the
rekindled strength and lifeblood of the land.
To remind Jews to remember JNF in their Wills, thus not only linking their
names forever with the land of Israel, but their legacy will help ALL of Israel.

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The irony is that Maccabi
represents Israel in the
European Cup play and has
been performing beauti-
fully in the elimination
tournaments that will end
some time in April.

Both Perry and
Williams are former pro-
fessionals. Last year,
Williams played 23 games
for the Boston Celtics.
Perry was a steady per-
former for the Virginia
entry in the ABA and had
been working with the
New York Knicks prior to
signing on with the Mac-
cabis two years ago.

After he converted to
Judaism, it became possible
for the Tel Aviv Maccabis to
latch on to Williams who
was approved by the Feder-
ation of International Bas-
ketball Association, permit.
ting him to revert to
amateur standing.

Diaspora Jewish Education
Focus of New Joint Program

Tu B'SHEVAT, New Year of Trees, February 2


Federation's arbitration
board held a hearing that
lasted 11 hours. The board
subsequently ordered Perry
and Williams suspended for
the next 10 league games.
Nachmias was suspended
for the next four Hapoel
games and the Hapoel
organization was fined IL
15,000 ($485) because the
game was played at its
home court and the crowd
was unruly.
Sports writers in the Is-
raeli press were disturbed
by the severe penalty im-
posed on the Maccabi team
which could conceivably
lose enough games without
the aid of the black stars to
drop them to last place. This
would eliminate the Mac-
cabis from the National
League and relegate them
to what is referred to as the
First League, the American
equivalent of the minor



Maariv has named Tal
Brodie, the American-born
basketball player as its Is-
raeli athlete of the 1970s.
Brodie, from Trenton,
N.J., immigrated to Israel
after participating on the
U.S. basketball team in the
1965 Maccabia Games. He
was an all-American at the
University of Illinois.
Maariv said its world
athlete o£ the decade was
heavyweight boxing cham-
pion Muhammed Ali.

area of Jewish education in
the Diaspora.
Five million dollars of t h e
fund is to be spent in Israel
for Diaspora Jewish educa-
tion, and $5 million is to he
added annually to the Pin-
cus Fund, initiated by the
late Louis Pincus, chairman
of the World Zionist -Organ-
ization and Jewish Agency
The Pincus Fund, es-
tablished after Pincus'
death, provides money
for educational projects
abroad. It is run jointly
by the government, the
Jewish Agency, the Joint
Distribution Committee
and the WZO.
The unique nature of the
JP in which the government
and the Jewish Agency
alone are involved, is that
all of its funds must be spent
in Israel. To a large extent.
it is the brainchild of the
present Jewish Agency
chairman Leon Dulzin.

Emigration Up

Some 2,817 immigrants ar-
rived in Israel in November.
Yehuda Dominitz, director
general of the Jewish
Agency immigration and
absorption department. told
the Agency Executive. Most
of the immigrants are Rus-
sian, but the dropout rate
last month was still 65.3
percent, he said.
Some 34,500 immigrants.
arrived during the first 11
months of 1979. By the end
of the year, Dominitz pre-
dicted, the number may
reach 38,000, an increase
50 percent compared to ILHt
There was a slight ris•
November in the number
immigrants from Frame
and Great Britain, com-
pared to a drop in the
number of immigrants from
South Africa and Argen-
tina, Dominitz reported.


Some 17,000 immigrants

were in the absorption cen-
ters of the Jewish Agency.
an increase of 1,000 com-
pared to October, he said.

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