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August 15, 1980 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-08-15

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Join Volleyball

Israeli delegates attending
the International Vol-
leyball Federation in Mos-
cow sent a cable to Israel
saying that they were un-
able to prevent the ac-
ceptance of a Palestinian
group, Falastin, into the
"Our opposition was
irdly heard," the cable
stated. We were happy that
we were not ousted from the
European group. Falastin
was able to muster a strong
majority." Israel, as a
member of the European
group, had already been in-
vited to take part in the
European volleyball cham-
pionship game in Finland
next year.
The two Israelis, Chaim
Karpowski, of the Israel
Sports Federation's vol-
leyball committee, and
Moshe Rash, of the fed-
eration's executive, were
dispatched to Moscow
last week where the 1980
Olympics were being
held after a cable was re-
ceived here warning that
the International Vol-
leyball Federation would
discuss proposals to drop
Israel from membership
and co-opt the Palesti-
nian sports group.
Falastin is now a member
of six international federa-
tions — volleyball, wrestl-
ing, handball, basketball,
table tennis and weight lift-
ing — and therefore qual-
ified to apply for, member-
ship in the International
Olympic Committee. A
senior Palestine Liberation
Organization delegate in
Moscow has already an-
nounced that the PLO will
apply to the committee so
that theFalastin group may
take part in the-next Olym-
pic Games in Los Angeles in

Friday, August 15, 1980 21

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Tribe of Jews
Is Discovered
in North Yemen

forts are being made to es-
tablish contact with a
hitherto unknown tribe of
Jews living in a remote
region of North Yemen close
to the Saudi Arabian bor-
According to Mordechai
11111111en-Porat, a former MK
who heads the World
rganization of Jews from
AlliFrab Countries, the tribe
was discovered only re-
cently and is believed to
number about 2,000 per-
Ben-Porat said that until
now, only a few hundred
Jews were believed to dwell
in that isolated part of the
Arabian Peninsula, mainly
gold and silversmiths, arti-
sans and weavers.
He said there are pre-
sently some 35,000 Jews liv-
ing in various Arab coun-

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