Celebration of Tu b'Shevat Urged
NEW YORK — The president of the Jewish National Fund, Charlotte Jacobson, is
calling upon the American Jewish community to meaningfully celebrate Tu b'Shevat —
the New Year of Trees — in the synagogue and home.
Following up last year's Tu b'Shevat proclamation issued by JNF's National Rabbini-
cal Advisory Council, Mrs. Jacobson pointed out that Tu b'Shevat has long been the
traditional occasion on which Jews demonstrate their dedication to the land reclamation
and afforestation work of the JNF in Israel.
"Tu b'Shevat," Mrs. Jacobson said, "is the day on which Israeli families plant
saplings to signify a spiritual identification with the forces of regeneration.
"In Israel," Mrs. Jacobson continued, "the almond tree may be flowering. But here
where it is still winter, we can honor Tu b'Shevat with song and prayer and the practical
step of contributing funds for the planting of trees in the soil of Israel."
"I urge all American Jews," Mrs. Jacobson declared, "to vigorously uphold the tradi-
tion of the New Year of Trees and celebrate Tu b'Shevat on Feb. 8."
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Autonomy Planning Reaches
State of Anticipated Accord
'30s Jewish Errors
Are Being Repeated
NEW YORK (JTA) — Jacobo Timerman, the Argen-
tine publisher who was imprisoned without charges for
more than two years, warned Sunday that the danger of
rising anti-Semitism all over the world represents a situa-
tion similar to the one Jews faced in the 1930s — and that
now, as then, the Jewish response has been passivity and
Timerman voiced this concern at a luncheon in his
honor at which he was presented the 1982 Human Rights
Award of Americans for Progressive Israel-Hashomer Hat-
zair, the American affiliate of Mapam, and its sister organ-
izations, the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation and
Timerman also received a proclamation of the
New York State Legislature honoring him for his de-
fense of human rights.
Timerman, a member of Hashomer Hatzair since his
youth, told the audience of 400 people, including many
union representatives, that the "Jewish establishment"
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sol Linowitz, who was President Carter's special
envoy to the Middle East, stressed Tuesday that an autonomy agreement between
Israel and Egypt is "achievable" because, he asserted, there are "no unsolvable
Linowitz, who returned two weeks. ago from a "private" visit to Egypt and
Israel, said that both Premier Menahem Begin and Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak are determined to seek an autonomy agreement because they believe
there is no alternative to the Camp David process.
Answering questions from reporters at a breakfast press conference
sponsored by Foreign Policy magazine, Linowitz said the Israelis "recog-
nize" that if the Camp David process is allowed to fade and die, any other
plan, such as the proposals by Crown Prince Fand of Saudi Arabia or the
initiative by the European Economic Community countries, will not be as favorable to Israel.
Mubarak wants to prove to the Arab world that Egypt does not just want the return of Sinai but is
seeking autonomy for the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Linowitz said.
Linowitz said the April 25 date when Israel is scheduled to complete its withdrawal from Sinai "is a
good date to shoot at" for an autonomy agreement but "not directly relevant to the autonomy negotiations."
He said there is no deadline for such agreement.
At the same time, Linowitz maintained that if Israel and Egypt and the U.S. worked out an agreement,
the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip would join in. He said in that case they would inform the
Palestine Liberation Organization that they planned to participate in the autonomy, just as they did when
they wanted to participate in the West Bank mayoral elections despite PLO opposition.
Linowitz, who said he speaks to Secretary of State Alexander Haig "from time to time," was
mildly critical of the Reagan Administration for not giving major attention to the autonomy
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Newspapers Reveal Rapid Growth
of Violent German Neo-Nazism
(Editor's note: This expose of the threats of neo-Nazism and its periodicals in Germany appeared in
the Stuttgarter Zeitung, Dec. 12, 1981. It was written by Wolker Skierka. It was reprinted in English in the
German Tribune of Hamburg and is reprinted here by arrangement with the West German Consulate in
Week after week the Deutsche Nationalizeitung goes through the motions with a print run of about 100,000. Its
...is to ensure, 36 years after World War II, that Germany's bedrock of Nazi opinion keeps its hand in.
The Third Reich is glorified, the crimes of the Nazi regime are either made out to have been harmless or claimed
ver to have been committed. Today's democratic, constitutional government is ridiculed. Anti-Semitism and
aggressive xenophobia rear their ugly heads.
In a recent issue, Willy Brandt is libelled as usual, while publisher Gerhard Frey and ex-Col.
Hans-Ulrich Rudel call on "all people of good will" to join an."initiative to limit foreigners" and "maintain
the German character." Alongside the Freys and others to go over the old Nazi ground there are those
who sow the seeds of violence on the far right of the political spectrum. They are based in the Federal
Republic of Germany, in other European countries and, above all, in the United States and Canada. And
they have no lack of aides and accomplices.
The authorities give them little trouble as they send through the post right-wing extremist views in print:
brochures, leaflets and stickers.
Ernst Zundell, a Toronto-based publisher, threatened the judges and public prosecutors in the Dusseldorf
One of these days, he wrote, they too would stand trial before a German court. When they did, to quote Mao
Tse-tung, justice would be spoken from a gun barrel.
The seeds of violence have long borne fruit. They flourish in self-styled German action groups that
have been responsible for many an act of violence against foreigners.
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Neo-Nazi material in Stuttgart.