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12 Friday, July 23, 1N2

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Friday, July 9, 1982 • JEWISH PRESS •

LOS ANGELES — The
centennials of two famous
— and inspiring — Israeli
communities are celebrated
in the latest stamps from
the holy land.
Slightly younger, at 70,
but no less important to Is-
rael and world, is Hadassah
for which another stamp
has just been issued.
One of the communities
marking its 100th year is
Rosh Pinna, for which an IS
2.50 stamp has been issued.
Often called "the mother of
the Upper Galilee settle-
ments," the community can
trace its roots back to 1878,
during Turkish rule. In that

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year a number of families
from Zefat (Safed) settled on
the site of the Arab village
of Jauni.
During the 1948 War of
Independence, Rosh
Pinna was in the front
line, but the courage of its
young people, supported
by the Israeli army drove
invading forces back
across their borders.
The second community
honored on its centennial is
Rishon le Ziyon. Its stamp
bears a value of IS 3.50.
Rishon Leziyyon has
grown from a pioneering
agricultural colony founded
in 1882 into a prosperous
industrial and commercial
center.
Tradition has it that the

Jewish national anthem,
"Hatikva," was composed
and sung here for the first
time. It is historical fact
that the first Community
Hall in Israel as well as the
first Jewish Kindergarden
were established in Rishon
le Ziyon.
The name "Hadassah" is
the Hebrew name for Queen
Esther and is associated
with the saving of people.
This organization has more
than lived up to its name.
Hadassah has founded, _
hospitals in Jerusalem ,
Tiberias, Haifa, Safed, Tel`—
Aviv, Rosh Ha-Ayin and
Beersheba. All with the ex-
ception of the Jerusalem
hospital, were handed over
to Israeli authorities.

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PLO Arabs Secretly Support "Peace Now"
Groups To Destroy Israel From Within

(From our Israeli correspondent)

JERUSALEM — At a near-violent rally held out-
side the offices of Peace Now by the militant Kach
movement, it was revealed that PLO Arabs in the
United States have secretly urged their backers to
support both politically and monetarily, the Peace
Now movement and its arm in the United States,
known as New Jewish Agenda. Rabbi Meir Kahane,
head of Kach and JDL, distributed copies of a letter
sent out by the U.S. Ad Hoc Committee for Palesti-
nian Rights, working out of Pennsylvania. Among
other things, the group, which called the PLO the
"sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian
people" praised Peace Now and quoted the PLO
"foreign minister" Forouq Qaddoumi as calling it "a
positive movement inside Israel," adding that "we
hope it can grow and play a more decisive role in
Israeli policy."
The letter then went on to describe "New Jewish
Agenda" as a group which is of the "same mind as
Peace Now."
Kahane called on the Jewish Defense League in
America to publicize the letter and the links between
the so-called "peace groups" in Israel and the United
States as well as to demand that Jewish contributors
to New Jewish Agenda cut off all donations and that
the group be read out of the Jewish community until
it unreservedly calls for the extermination of the
PLO. He asked that all rabbis communicate this to
their congregations.
Below is the text of the letter:
U.S. Ad-Hoc Committee
For Palestinian Rights
Box 151 — Walnut Bottom, Pa. 17266

June 1982
Dear Friend:
The latest Israeli aggression against Lebanon is
yet another attempt to annihilate the Palestinian
people and its sole legitimate representative, the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
As Israel strives to crush the hopes and dreams of
the Palestinian nation, it is incumbent upon us to
mobilize all of our resources in order to help_stymie
Begin's latest blitzkreig.

One of the most effective means of battle is to
weaken the enemy from within. Leaders of the Pales-
tinian resistance have long recognized the impor-
tance of encouraging progressive forces within Israel,
forces which press for acceptance of the Palestinians'
right to self-determination. The "Peace Now" group,
for example, "is a positive movement inside Israel,"
Farouq Qaddoumi told The Middle East in December
1980. "We hope it can grow and play a more decisive
role in Israeli policy.
Israel's expansionist policies are aided and abetted
by the powerful American Jewish community, which
pressures Washington to keep the aggressor supplied
with the latest in U.S. weaponry. Without the arms
delivered by American Jewish lobbying, Israel's
genocidal campaigns would be seriously impaired.
But within the Jewish community itself, there are
many who are of the same mind as "Peace Now."
These dissidents originally organized in 1974 under
the name "Breira" (a Hebrew phrase meaning
"Choice"), and were the first Jews in the U.S. to
publicly criticize Israeli intransigence. Later, they
held meetings with Palestinian representatives;
their courage and determination, however, met with
stiff resistance from the Zionist Establishment, and
"Breira" was forced to disband in 1978.
Since then, however, the expansionism and brutal-
ity of the Begin-Sharon junta has helped make
American Jewish criticism of Israel more acceptable.
If we can exploit and encourage such criticism, we can
further isolate and undermine the Zionist regime, as
well as strengthen the campaign to halt or at least
reduce U.S. arms shipments to it.
The Jewish group which has taken over the impor-
tant work of "Breira" is called "New Jewish Agenda."
We have had contacts with its leaders, and there is no
doubt that they are willing to confront the Israelis
head-on. Recently, they picketed the Israeli Consu-
late in New York to protest the annexation of Syria's
Golan Heights region: with our aid and encourage-
ment, further such rallies can be expected.
All friends of the Palestine revolution are urged to
assist the New Jewish Agenda in every way possible.
Donations should be sent to: New Jewish Agenda,
(address eliminated — ed.)

JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE

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The two stamps on the left commemorate the cen-
tennials of two Israeli communities — Rishon le Zion
and Rosh Pinna. The stamp on the right marks the
70th anniversary of Hadassah.

ADL Report Claims Cult

Gives Paramilitary Training

NEW YORK — An
Ohio-based religious cult,
which uses rock music to at-
tract followers and then
gives them paramilitary
training, is promoting
anti-Semitism, according to
a research paper issued by
the Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith.
The cult, called "The Way
International," has an es-
timated national and
worldwide following some-
where between 40,000 and
100,000. It operates out of a
147-acre headquarters
complex in New Knoxville,
Ohio, and claims assets of
over $10,000,000, along
with extensive real estate
holdings in five other states.
These embrace a rural
ranch in Gunnison Colo.,
where adherents are
trained in the use of auto-
matic weaponry, other
ranches in California and
New Mexico, as well as The
Way College of Biblical Re-
search in Rome City, Ind.,
and The Way College of
Emporia, Kan., where fol-
lowers are taught the cult's
theology ahand missionary
tactics.
In making the- ADL re-
port public, Seymour D.
Reich, chairman of the
ADL's national civil
rights committee, noted
that although The Way
purports to be a "non-
denominational biblical
research and teaching
ministry," it has been in-
vestigated by federal and
state law enforcement
and regulatory agencies
for "questionable activi-



ties."
Rock music presentations
performed by groups with
such names as Joyful Noise,
Good Seed, Glad Tidings
and Takit are used for re-
cruitment at shopping
malls and school and civic
auditoriums, according to
the report.
While cult leaders state
that the purpose of training
in the use of firearms is to
teach cult members
weapons safety, the ADL
report quotes a Kansas Na-
tional Guard official who
said the program "was
much like the milittary."

PLO Recognition
of Jewish State?

PARIS (JTA) — A senior
Palestinian official said
Tuesday that the Palestine
Liberation Organization
accepts UN Security Coun-
cil Resolution 242, thus
"implicitly recognizing Is-
rael's right to exist."
Dr. Issam Sartawi, de-
scribed as a personal ad-
viser to PLO chief Yasir
Arafat, told a press confer-
ence that the PLO "rejects
only that part of the resolu-
tion which speaks of the
Palestinians as refugees
without recognizing their
legitimate rights, but fully
accepts the rest of the text."
Last week Sartawi had
indicated that the PLO is
prepared to recognize Israel
"on a basis of reciprocity."
Tuesday, Sartawi said he
regretted America's failure
"to respond to our over-
tures."

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