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22 Friday, August 29, 1980

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Camel Milk Could Solve
Desert Dehydration Problem

BEERSHEVA — Dr. Re-
uven Yagil, a
veterinarian-physiologist
at Ben-Gurion University's
Center for Health Sciences,
specializes in camels and
believes that this animal
could supply one of the an-
swers in alleviating the
problem of dehydration for

those who work in desert
regions.
"We came to the conclu-
sion that these animals —
which are superbly adapted
to the desert, which can
survive weeks without
drinking water, which can
change every physiological
mechanism in the body to
survive the lack of water
and the lack of good vegeta-
tion — could be used in the
areas of the world where
people are dying today," Dr.
Yagil explains. "We wanted
to have a look and see what
this animal can produce.
"All other mammals,"
he continues, "except the
camel, when exposed to
heat, lack of water and
lack of good fodder have
a decline in milk produc-
tion." So, precisely when
the young animal needs
more water and food, the
mother is providing less.
We examined the
camels. Kept them without
water for two weeks, while
continuing to milk them,
then letting them drink as
much as they wanted for one
hour. Normally, camels will
produce milk that has about
80 percent water with 4.5
percent fat. These camels,
kept without drinking
water and before they have
drunk, have 91 percent
water in their milk and 1
percent fat, with an in-
creased salt content as well.

JWV Delegates Told Israel Battle
for Survival in U.S., Not Israel

NEW ORLEANS, La.
(JTA) — The crucial battle
for Israel's security may
well be fought on the banks
of the Potomac rather than
loin WOMEN'S
on the banks of the Jordan,
AMERICAN ORT.
warned Morris Amitay,
chief American lobbyist for
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Israel, in his keynote ad-
dress to the 85th annual na-
tional convention of the
Jewish War Veterans,
which is being attended by
1,000 delegates.
Amitay said: "The issue is
not whether American Jews
have the right to differ with
Israeli government policy
on settlements for instance,
but whether they don't have
more important things to
do."
Whatever the merits may
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be of a particular policy of
the Israeli government at a
given time, "divisions in the
American Jewish commu-
nity are invariably seized
upon by Israel's detractors
and critics as a justification
for their own anti-Israel ac-
tions and statements,"
Amitay said.
There is much that
Jews can do uniquely as
American citizens, he
noted. We can encour-
age the Congress to pass
foreign aid legislation
that is critical in bolster-
ing Israel's faltering
economy; we should be
making the case for limit-
ing the flow of sophisti-
If we had to sit down and cated U.S. arms to Is-
design what we would want rael's hostile neighliors;
to give a child living in an we should be rebutting
area that's hot and short of sophisticated Arab
water, we would need a food propaganda in the
that contained a lot of United States in an or-
water, a lot of salt, little fat ganized, coherent way;
and good nutritional value." we should become more
This is- exactly what the involved in supporting
camels produce under staunch Congressional
friends of Israel who are
harsh, arid conditions.
facing election battles."
Israel, Amitay said, is
now in a grace period of
sorts — provided by the up-
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surely a time for more
rather than less political
involvement. What remains
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policy-makers that a strong,
secure Israel, closely allied
to the United States, is in
the best interests of the

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land, chief administrator
of the Veterans Adminis-
tration; Robert Lipshutz,
personal attorney to the
President; Joseph
Churba, director of the
Center for International
Security; Aaron Rosen-
baum, national coor-
dinator for the Jewish
community for the Na-
tional Unity Campaign;
and representatives, re-
spectively, for President
Carter, Ronald Reagan
and John Anderson.
Meanwhile, Harris Stone,
commander of the Jewish
War Veterans, called on the
United States to re-
evaluate its role in what he
termed the Organization of
Petroleum. Exporting
-Countries-coittrolled
United Nations.
Stone said that a strong
Israel is essential to Ameri-
ca's interests in the
Mediterranean Sea and In-
dian Ocean, especially in
light of the growing Soviet
menace to both areas.
Pointing out that the
United Nations, under Sec-
retary General Kurt Wal-
dheim, has succumbed to
OPEC's blackmail by oil, he
urged the United States to
vote against further at-
tempts in the UN to destroy
Israel.
In a related develop-
ment, Thomas Stern, di-
rector of government re-
lations, Americans for
Energy Independence,
told the convention that
"this nation can save two
million barrels of im-
ported oil per day" which
"would free us from ar-
bitrary fetters and chains
which restrict our free-
doms and make us hos-
tages to events beyond
our control."
His recommendations in-
cluded:
• Continue to shift at
present rate to smaller cars;
a saving of 500,000 barrels

by 1983.
• Shift 25 percent of oil-
fired plants to coal power
plants; a saving of another
500,000 barrels.
• Cut recreational travel
by 40 percent; a saving of
300,000 barrels.
• Convince 67 percent of
commuters who now drive
alone to shift to car pools or
public transportation; a
saving of 400,000 barrels.
• Improve conservation
in homes including space
and hot water heating; a
saving of one million
barrels.
Jerome Levinrad, na-
tional executive director of
the Jewish War Veterans,
warned that ultra-
conservative evangelical
groups, not the Ku Klux
Klan nor neo-Nazis, pose
the gravest threat to the
American Jewish commu-
nity. He said that American
Jews must be on the alert to
the increasing strength of
some of these groups.
"Using the pulpit as a
platform, they are imple-
menting a multi-million
dollar media campaign to
shape America into a single
political mold, namely their
own brand of ultra-
conservatism," he declared.
Levinrad noted that such
actions violate the spirit
and tradition of the Ameri-
can way of life and are a
threat to all individuals and
minority groups with be-
liefs different from those of
the ultra-conservative
evangelical groups.
Meanwhile r-delegates to
the Jewish War Veterans
convention took time out
from their deliberations to
hold a Torah study session.
It was reported that the
National Ladies Auxiliary
of the Jewish War Veterans,
meeting concurrently with
the national JWV conven-
tion, elected Evelyn Mer-
monstein as national
president.

Study Reveals Importance
of Jerusalem to Three Faiths

By RABBI MARC
TANENBAUM
(A Seven Arts Feature)

What role has Jerusalem
actually played in the re-
spective' histories and reli-
gions of Jews, Christians,
and Muslims?
Several years ago, the
House Foreign Affairs Sub-
committee on the Near East
held extensive hearings on
that critical question, invit-
ing a group of Christian,
Muslim, and Jewish schol-
ars and leaders, including
this commentator, to tes-
tify.
Subsequently the U.S.
Congress published that
testimony under the title,
"Jerusalem — The Future
of the Holy City for Three
Monotheisms."
In stark contrast to the
historic distortions and
sheer PLO lies that
dominated the recent UN
debate on Jerusalem, the
Congressional document
makes many historic

points, including the fol-
lowing:
While the Holy City gave
birth to Judaism and Chris-
tianity and has a particular
relationship to Islam, the _
interests of the three reli-
gions differ in both emph-
ases and intensity. In Chris-
tianity, the scholarly tes-
timony reveals, holy places
have been a constant attrac-
tion for Christian pilgrims,
but there is nowhere a de-
sire of homeless Christians
to return as settlers.
For Islam, the spiritual
homeland is Arabia. While
in Jerusalem there stands
the third holiest shrine for
Muslims, the sacred
"Kaaba" in Mecca is the
center of the universe.
By contrast, Judaism has
nowhere established an-
other independent national
and spiritual center, and
Jerusalem and Israel are in-
tertwined far more inti-
mately with the Jewish
religion and- history.

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