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December 10, 1982 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-12-10

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20 Friday, December 10, 1982

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Nazis Try for a Southfield 'Deal'
Over Kahane's Wednesday Talk

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The SS Action Group of
Westland has told South-
field officials that it will not
protest at next Wednesday's
speech by Rabbi Meir
Kahane if city officials pro-
vide them with a rent-free
room in the Parks- and-Rec-
reation Building for a Jan.
30 meeting to mark the 50th
anniversary of the Nazis in
Germany.
City officials have told
the Nazis that they could
rent a room for Jan. 30, but
have refused to give them a
_room without charge.
Rabbi Kahane, founder of
the Jewish Defense League
and the Kach Movement,
will speak at 8 p.m. _Wed-

nesday in the Parks and
Recreation Building. South-
field officials. canceled his
speech scheduled for Nov.
23 because of a threatened
Nazi protest.
A Federal judge issued a
temporary injunction to
force the city to rent
Kahane space for the Wed-
nesday speech. On Wednes-

* * *

ACLU Threatens OP Suits

The American Civil
Liberties Union has
threatened to sue the cities
of Oak Park and Hazel Park
over the display of Chris-
tian and Jewish "religious

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day afternoon a hearing will
be held on whether to make
the order permanent. At-
torneys for Kahane, the
Jewish Idea and the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union
have also filed a $2 million
damage suit against South-
field for denying the rabbi
the right to speak on Nov.
23.

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season.
Oak Park City Attorney
Burton R. Shifman told the
city council this week that
"a Christmas tree is clearly
not a Christian symbol. The
menora is not a symbol of
the holidays." Oak Park
City Hall has annually dis-
played a Christmas tree in
the lobby, candles on the
roof and a large brass men-
ora outside. These items
were set up this week.
The ACLU is acting in
Hazel Park on behalf of a
resident who is protest-
ing against a nativity
scene displayed atop a
fountain at city hall.
Thee ACLU has also
threatened to sue Oak Park
because police used cameras
last summer during an inci-
dent in Shepherd Park. A
group of Nazis who entered
the park shortly before a
rally in support of Israel's
actions in Lebanon. were
stoned by protestors. The
ACLU is also protesting the
city's park rules.
* * *

Menora in D.C.

WASHINGTON —
American Friends of
Lubavitch will light the
first of eight 30-foot candles
atop a huge menora near
the White House this eve-
ning.
The Lubavitchers have
erected the huge menora for
the fourth consecutive year
in Lafayette Park, across
Pennsylvania Ave. from the
White House.

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TEL AVIV (JTA) —
Neither a curfew imposed
by the Israel army, the in-
tervention of IDF units nor
heavy snows on the Shouf
mountain range of Lebanon
halted the ethnic war be-
tween Druze and Christians
Tuesday.
But heavy exchanges of
firing between neighboring
villages were halted while
villagers of both sides
helped the other extricate
vehicles from heavy snow
drifts. Once the cars and
trucks were freed, the shoot-
ing started again.
Israel's Labor Party said
this week that Israeli troops
should be withdrawn from
the mountain region. It said
the IDF should not play
policeman between the
enemies in an area that has
nothing to do with Israeli
security.

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