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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-08-15

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20 Friday, August 15, 1980

THE 7DETROIT IEISH NS

Red Sea Fish Fly to Chicago Resilient Refusni k Muffled
CHICAGO — The Shedd and the fish, accompanied During Olympic Games
Aquarium recently ac- by Caditz, began a 29-hour

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quired 12 flashlight or lan-
tern fish from Israel
through the efforts Chicago
philanthropist Clement
Caditz.
ar-
made
Caditz
rangements through Red
Sea Marineland, Ltd. to ac-
quire the fish, which in-
habit dark coral caves in the
Red Sea.
Publicity about the pur-
chase and travel ar-
rangements helped smooth
the way through customs,

journey to Chicago.
The fish traveled in
specially-packed con-
tainers in two, first class
seats. Caditz decided
against re-oxygenating
the containers upon ar-
riving in New York, and
immediately took his
charges on to Chicago.
All the fish survived the
journey and are on display
at the aquarium. Only a San
Francisco aquarium has a
similar exhibit.

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During the Moscow
Olympic Games, Newsweek
sports columnist Pete Ax-
thelm found time to visit the
home. of Soviet refusnik
Mikhail Kremin.
Kremin, according to Ax-
thelm, has been trying to
join his parents in Israel for
nearly seven years. Al-
though his father is now
dead, Kremin keeps push-
ing to emigrate so that his
sons, Sasha, 15, and Genya,
10, will not have to serve in
the army.
• The following are some of
Axthelm's observations:
"The Olympics have
not been a good thing for
the refusniks. For one
thing, Soviet visa officials
have been so preoccu-
pied with processing
Olympic visitors that the
issuing of visas to
would-be emigres has
virtually ground to a halt.
"Last year, Jewish emig-
ration reached( a peak of
50,000. This month the
number is likely to fall
below 1,000. And in a par-
ticularly cruel insult, the
Soviets last week welcomed
Palestine Liberation
Organization leader Yasir
Arafat. Eight years after 11
Israelis were murdered at
Munich by Black Sep-
tember, the Arab 'terrorist
group condoned if not di-
rectly sanctioned by Arafat,
he was even' invited to tour
the village.
'A bandit state welcom-
ing a bandit terrorist,' said
Kremin, it saddens me but
it does not surprise me.'
"Mikhail ,himself has
served two 15-day jail terms
. . . The second time oc-
curred two years ago, when
Mikhail's wife, Galena took
Sasha (his daughter) to a
`mother's and children's'
demonstration.
"Mikhail soon received
word that both might be
sent to Lubyanka prison.
He rushed out to try and-
help, only to be met by
A KGB agents who told him
to stay home until further
notice.
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back upstairs and unfurled
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cony: 'Viva Israel.' Then he
placed his tape deck in the
window and played loud Is-
raeli songs for the agents
below.
"Kremin is a quiet man.
He speaks haltingly in
English, referring to a dic-
tionary for the right words.
He has a voice that makes
visitors listen carefully and
think hard. And wish that it
could be amplified to com-
pete with the Olympic songs
of the people who welcomed
Yasir Arafat." '

High Court Asks
for Explanation
in 'Objector' Case

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Israel's Supreme Court has
given the Defense Ministry
one week to explain why a
soldier who is a conscien-
tious objector was ordered to
serve beyond Israel's "green
line."
An attorney for Gadi El-
gazi, a member of Rakah,
told the court that his client
had made his conscientious
objector's status clear before
he enlisted and said he
would be willing to serve
within Israel's pre-June
1967 borders but not beyond
them. Elgazi's attorney said
that such requests were
granted in the past in the
cases of conscientious objec-
tors but that his client was
turned down.

Lansky Seeks to Visit Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The Israeli Supreme Court
has given the Interior
Ministry 30 days to explain
why it has refused to grant a
tourist visa to Meyer
Lansky. The 80-year-old
Lansky appealed to the
court to help him obtain a
one-month visa, claiming
that two months ago Inter-
ior Minister Yosef Burg had
agreed to a visa but then re-
versed himself.
Lansky was in Israel 10
years ago but was deported
after several months be-
cause of his reputed associa-
tion with organized crime in
the United States.
His deportation followed
requests by the American
government. He was sought
by U.S. authorities for al-
leged tax evasion. His ap-

peal against the deportation
was rejected and the Inter-
ior Ministry refused to
allow him to return, even
for a visit.
Lansky's attorney told
the court Aug. 5 that his
client "is an old Jew, suf-
fering from cancer and
other serious ailments.
He has a strong Jewish
conscience and would
like with all his heart to
visit Israel before his
death."
The attorney also said
that it was inconceivable
that a one-month visit could
cause harm to the state or to
the public welfare of Israel.

According to the Bible,
Jews are to think about the
Torah every waking mo-
ment. ,

Adding Bitter to Bitter

By LEO SC,HNEIDERMAN

Adding bitter to bitter
God sweetened the waters of Marah
With a branch of the bitter laurel tree
And saved our people
From dying of thirst irk the desert.
Is this the divine formula
For our redemption?
If so, let our heroes and martyrs
Wear crowns of laurel
In token of ambiguous victory
In Roman Games.
When the bloody games are over
And the Messiah comes
Bitter will turn sweet
And the Torah will be
Our everlasting crown.

Dayan to Star in BBC Series

By LARRY PRICE

(World Zionist Press)

Moshe Dayan is a born ac-
tor, says Roy Davis, director
of the new BBC documen-
tary series in which Dayan
stars, along with Israel. "He
will go through a scene as
many times as is necessary
to get it right," said the
British born director.
The series will be named
"Living with the Bible,"
after Dayan's book of the
same name. It will be in
MOSHE DAYAN
three parts, each one hour
long. The series tells Day-, winter.
an's life story, and at the
The BBC provided Roy
same time, that of modern- Davis, who said of Dayan,
day Israel.
"He is not at all what I ex-
The idea for the series pected him to be. He is
came from 'producer Arnon small. He is gentle." And
Zuckerman, 46, an *Israeli David was surprised not
who until recently was only with Dayan, but with
head of Israel Television. Israel as well. "I expected
Soon after he left the televi- Israel to be dangerous and
sion, Zuckerman ap- hostile. It's not. It's peaceful
proached Dayan in the lat- and quiet."
ter's Zahala home. After a
On a recent trek around
two hour meeting, Zucker- the ancient sites of
man emerged with a signed Jerusalem, two stars col-
commitment from Dayan to lided. Dayan came across
narrate and star in the film director Roman
series.
Polanjki, who was touring
Zuckerman then ap- the city as a guest of Teddy
proached BBC II with the Kolleck, Jerusalem's
idea, and they bought it, mayor. The two:film" per-
provided they could sup- sonalities paused for a shot.
ply their own director by photographers.
and scriptwriter. Zuc-
But Dayan is more, of
kerman's conditions course, than a film star.
were that his company, His story is, in many
Rimon Communications, ways, the story of Israel.
would provide all other Thus, the film goes to the
facilities.
first kibutz settlement
Rimon Communications in Israel, Degania, where
holds the distribution rights Dayan was born. And,
to the series, and hopes for a while the ex-cabinet
world wide market. The minister, General, and Is-
film will be aired early this raeli superstar, walks

around the kibutz
fields, he speaks not only
of the ancient history of
the land, but of the mod-
ern history of present-
day' Israel.
Similarly, when Dayan
walks through Israel's first
moshav, (cooperative smal-
lholders settlement)
founded in 1921 by a group
including his father, a dual
meaning evolves: a peeling
away of the layers of the
earth, from the modern
moshav existing today to
that founded sixty years ago
and then back to a settle-
ment which was abandoned
by Jews two thousands
years ago.
Thus the film's double
dimension continues.
Dayan tours battlefields,
both ancient and modern
and in both recalls their his-.
tory, for his is the -look both,
of a general and of an ar
theologist. He overturns a
historical stone with every
step.
"The film is in three
parts," said Zuckerman.
"The first is the settlement,
from 1888 until 1948.
There, in Degania and,
Nahalal, where Dayaii-
spent his childhood, we get
the story of Israel, modern
Israel, digging roots."
The second part is Dayan
the warrior. This will be
from 1948 until 1973. This
includes Dayan's evalua-
tion of the Yom Kippur war
of '73. Then comes part
three, the Sabra. This is the
politics of Dayan, and his
comments on relations with
the Arabs."

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