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January 15, 1982 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-01-15

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

In things that are tender
and unpleasing, it is good to
break the ice by some whose
words are of less weight,

and to reserve the more
weighty voice to come in as
by chance.
—Francis Bacon

Readers Forum

FOR QUICK SALE

Materials submitted to the Readers Forum must be brief. The writer's name will be
withheld from publication upon request. No unsigned letters will be published. Materials
will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed.

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Ad Did Not Present a Choice

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Editor, The Jewish News
A large advertisement, in
the Jewish News (Jan. 8,
Page 25), beginning, "To All
Rabbis, Presidents . ."
placed by the "World Jewish
Referendum," invites lead-
ers to make a choice be-
tween a western, demo-
cratic, state of Israel with a
potential Arab majority, or
a Jewish-Zionist state, con-
trolled by Jews with or
without democracy for the
Arab people.

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I viewed these choices
with disgust.
The ad further states that
it is "obvious" there is an
"irreconcilable contradic-
tion between western
democracy and a Jewish-
Zionist state." This is not
the view of any but the most
extreme Israelis, who daily
participate in Israeli
society, a classic example of
the democratic process.
This ad is pernicious,
and guilty of the most
rigid, inflexible view of
history and future. The
survey presents the two
most extreme cases, uses
a demographic canard to
support its weak logic —
that of a high Arab, low
Jewish birth rate, low
aliya, high yerida — takes
no other factors into ac-
count, and asks us to
make a choice.
I am reminded of the hor-
rific stories of concentration
camps, where a mother is
forced by Nazis to choose
which of her sons will live,
which will be killed. In the
end, both die. But what a
choice to be faced with.
My choice, is instead, to
work to help Americans to
make successful aliya, to
encourage Jews to have
larger families, more im-
portantly to educate their
children in Hebrew and as

strong, proud, active Jews,
and to promote awareness
among Jews of the impor-
tance of Israel to the
healthy survival of the
Jewish people.
I, and many others, have
chosen to work towards
these real and attainable
goals, through the practical
program of the Zionist
movement, and have affil-
iated ourselves politically
with that movement, in
order to create the kind of
Jewish future in which such
choices will not be neces-
sary.
We are always faced with
the •abyss in some dim and
dark future, and should we
fail, we may indeed be faced
with such a horrible choice.
That day is not today, but I
urge all Jews to take heed of
the possibility; and to work
in actual concrete ways to
build up the state of Israel
— with the investment of
their children, their capital,
their own daily lives -- to
ensure that day never ar-
rives.

Sol P. Lachman,
Chairman
Executive Committee,
Detroit Zionist Federation

P.S. to the World Jewish
Referendum: In case you
were wondering, this is why
you have not received my
ballot.

Mideast Expert to Speak
at SZ-ZOA Public Forum

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Dr. Stephen B. Zatuchni
of Philadelphia, an
authority on the Middle
East and a nationally
known consultant and
writer on foreign affairs and
defense policy, will be the
principal speaker at a pub-
lic meeting to be held 7:45
p.m. Jan. 21 at Cong.
Shaarey Zedek.
He will discuss "The Con-
spiracy to Destroy Israel."
A graduate of Temple
University, where he re-
ceived his doctorate in in-
ternational relations and
strategic studies, Dr.
DR. STEPHEN ZATUCHNI
Zatuchni is columnist on
foreign affairs and defense lations for Philadelphia's
policy for the Philadelphia major television outlet
Bulletin and resident- WPVI-TV.
He is a consultant on
expert in international re-
defense policy and
studies for a
Melody Musicale strategic
number of national re-
Meeting Planned search foundations and
Melody Musicale will is a nominee for a
meet 8 p.m. Thursday in the Pulitzer Prize for his
home of Zelda Keil, 15999 commentaries on the de-
fense policies of the
W. 11 Mile, Southfield.
Jackie Rogers and Flor- United States and the
ence Malach will perform, Free World.
accompanied by Adele Mil-
The meeting is co-
ler. Ms. Miller will also per- sponsored by the men's club
form musical. selections.
of Cong. Shaarey Zedek and
Refreshments will be the Detroit District, Zionist
served. Guests are welcome, Organization of America.
and there is a nominal Admission is free.
charge.
Irving Laker, president of
For information, call Ms. Detroit ZOA, and Leonard
Rogers, 557-4259; or Ms. Baruch ; men's club
Malach, 569-3874.
president, invite the public.

Friday, January 15, 1982 49

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