28 Friday, August 1, 1980
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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Is the Palestinian Woman Exploited?
By DR. HARRIS
(Copyright 1980, JTA, Inc.)
complains that Arab men a woman-child . ."
has not yet "met a man who
show little regard for
Ms. Tawil concludes: "I has really shaken off the old
women. Personal freedom is am a Palestinian living conventions about women."
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(Editor's note: Dr. Har- quite. alien to Arab tradi- under occupation. (But) I And she accuses the PLO
ris Schoenberg, director tions of male supremacy, am (also) a woman living leaders of being "hypocriti-
in a male-dominated cal about it all. At public
of the UN office of Bnai she observes.
Beyond the well- reactionary society that meetings they talk about
Brith, has frequently
written on the United Na- known deprivations of has made men into gods liberating women but they
tions. He is working on a civil, political, economic and women into submis- really believe, and some of
them say it openly, that a
study of the Palestine and social rights which sive dolls."
Soraya Antonius, former woman does her revolution-
Liberation Organization Arab women suffer, Ms.
call Rabbi Simon
entitled "A Mandate of Tawil reveals that they editor of the "Middle East ary duty by ironing her
are not supposed to gig- Forum," is also troubled by husband's shirts, cooking
Prominent Palestinian gle or laugh, so as to the plight of Palestinian his dinner and providing a
feminists concede that Is- avoid a reputation for women under Arab jurisdic- cozy and restful ambiance
rael treats Arab women bet- being frivolous. On best tion. "In their daily lives for the warrior." •
Author Sahar Khalifa,
ter than they are treated behavior is a woman who Palestinian women suffer
IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT
anywhere else in the Middle is quiet, obedient, and from the social harassment quoted in the February
and legal discrimination 1980 issue of "The Middle
East. Such leading Palesti- submissive.
Men are responsible for imposed on their sisters in East" (London), warns that
nian intellectuals as
WE WILL BEGIN TAKING
Raymonda Hawa Tawil and the behavior of their every Arab country," she Arab "women have learned
some bitter lessons" from
Sahar Khalifa openly ad- women. A man who fails to states.
Writing in the Spring liberation struggles. Re-
mit, as Mrs. Khalifa is punish the "misdeeds" of his
quoted as saying, that the daughter, sister or wife is 1979 issue of the "Journal of member, she says, "after
status of women "is better considered derelict' and im- Palestine Studies," pub- they fought in Algeria," the
lished by the Institute for women "were -sent back to
here on the West Bank than moral.
elsewhere in the region."
The settlements policy of Palestine Studies and their kitchens."
Such honestly in confes- Israel in the territories ob- Kuwait University, Ms. An-
on Sunday, August 10
sing indirectly the absur- viously generates con- tonius, who believes that
dity of Palestine Liberation troversy. But with regard to participation in PLO activi-
Organization charges that women's rights, there can ties helps to liberate Pales-
Israel and Zionism cause be no doubt. Under Israeli tinian women, nevertheless
the plight of Palestinian rule, Arab women have quotes Palestinian poetess
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of Ms. Tawil, lends credibil-
As Ms. Tawil puts it: "As women and the elevation of
ity to her expressed desire to a Palestinian, my woman's role in the revolu-
her nationalist attachment is tion. Elevation! Even the
yearnings strong, and it gives me a word (tarqia) is wrong and
within the framework of sense of belonging. But as a suggests that they're going
peace with Israel.
woman, I could not feel that to teach her to play the
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Ms. Tawil explains her I belong to this society that piano or do watercolors or
predicament as both a threatened to dehumanize something equally elevat-
nationalist and a feminist me into a sex object. I felt ing! In fact neither equality
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people come closest to the Ms. Antonius, that after
A complete line of
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1948 "in the camps the
America's top quality
The Membership Committee cordially in-
There are mystic Palestinian became
It is customary to recite
vites all prospective members to join in an
the Book of "Shir ha- authorities who claim ultra-strict, even fanatic,
Shirim" (Song of Songs) be- that the recital of the Shir about the 'honor' of his
Outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat Ma'ariv Serv-
fore beginning the Friday ha-Shirim rescues a per- women."
ice on FRIDAY,-AUGUST 8, 1980 AT 8:00
son from the pangs of
Another activist, iden-
This famous love song has hell. Jewish tradition tified only by the
been subject to many in- claims that the punish- pseudonym Abir, adds that
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among the Palestinians, she
terpretations. If it is a song
Rabby Efry Spectre and Cantor Larry Vie-
of love, it is generally con- subside on the Sabbath.
der will officiate.
sidered that the love affair
The Elected Leadership of Oak Park supports .. .
The Sabbath becomes a
is one that exists between day of love and compassion
the Almighty and His cho- instead of a time of punish-
Following the service, an Oneg Shabbat
ment and revenge. The
will be held.
It is of course on the Sab- Sabbath is t h us begun with
bath when the Jewish the spirit of love — both be-
tween the Almighty and his
chosen people as well as be-
tween one person and his
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Senior Citizens $10
YOUNG ISRAEL OF OAK-WOODS
ROSH HASHANA and YOM KIPPUR
New Orleans Mall
ADAT SHALOM SYNAGOGUE
Beginning Sabbath Service
YIDDISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sponsored by The Workmen's Circle, J.T. Zukerman Culture Fund
Co sponsored by The Jewish Community Council, Sholem Aleichem Institute
/In co-operation with the City of Oak Park
at Hebrew U.
Oak Park — Royal Oak
SUNDAY; AUG. 3, 2:30 P.M.
Oak Park Major Park
The instrumental music for this occasion is made possible by funds supplies by the recording
companies of America through the Music Performances Trust Fund. The grant for this perform-
ance was obtained with the co-operation of Local 5, Delroit Federation of Musicians.
Participating in the program:
Cantor Chaim Najman, Cong. Shaarey Zedek
Sam Barnett's Orchestra
Please bring chairs and blankets for your comfort
In the event of rain, the Festival will be held on
Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Oak Park Major Parksite.
JERUSALEM — The
Sanford F. Kuvin Center for
the study of Infectious and
Tropical Diseases was
opened recently at the He-
The center, which carries
out research on malaria,
tosomiasis, leprosy, Rift
Valley Fever and other dis-
eases, is an outgrowth of the
department founded by the
late Prof. Saul Adler in the
Mayor David H. Shepherd
Mayor Pro Tem Charlotte M. Rothstein
Councilman Marshall C. Disner
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