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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-05-27

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The guilt ascribable to this country, the charge of a
humiliating silence, the chronological record of Jewish ac-
tivities and challenges are recorded in an authoritative
account by Dr. Israel Goldstein, one of American Jewry's
most eminent leaders of that tragic period.
Dr. Goldstein's recollections, a deeply-moving account

A Special Report

American Jewry in the
Tragic Holocaust Years

The Media
Under Scrutiny,
as Middle East
Developments
Reach Climax

of personal experiences in his role as a Jewish activist
before his assumption of residence in Israel with his wife
Bert, who also had national leadership in American Jewish
ranks, is presented in the special article on the Back Page of
this issue of The Detroit Jewish News. Also, see the edito-
rial on the subject on Page 4.

THE JEWISH NEWS

of Jewish Events

A Weekly Review

Commentary, Page 2

'Let My
People Go'
Assumes Universal
Significance
Protesting
USSR Bias

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright © The Jewish News Publishing Co.

;'VOL. LXXXIII, No. 13

17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield, Mich. 48075 424-8833

$15 Per Year: This Issue 35c

May 27, 1983

The Sandinista-PLO Alliance
forces Jews from Nicaragua

Israel Forces MDs
Back Into Hospitals

TEL AVIV (MJTA) — Striking doctors, facing stiff
penalties if they continued to ignore Health Ministry
back-to-work orders, agreed early Tuesday to return to
their duties on a limited basis.
Their decision ended the medical crisis which has crip-
c,
pled government and Histadrut hospitals for two days. But
the three-month strike by some 7,000 publicly-employed
physicians is far from settled and the negotiating outlook
remains unclear.
The Medical Association announced that it would
not resume negotiations until the government offers
new proposals for salary increases and improved
working conditions; nor would it negotiate further
with Finance Minister Yoram Aridor whom the doc-
tors hold personally responsible for the strike im-
passe.
Aridor, who has vowed not to accede to salary de-
mands, warned the doctors Tuesday not to try to dictate
who will speak for the government on this issue.
The Health Ministry rescinded its back-to-work orders
with their threat of criminal prosecution. That was de-
g -rnanded by the doctors as a condition for their return to
work. Health Minister Eliezer Shostak, who has been more
conciliatory than Aridor, discussed the situation with
Premier Menahem Begin and the Cabinet met in special
session Wednesday to discuss the strike issues.
Shostak said that what is needed now is not new . pro-
posals but a new "mood and atmosphere." Dr. Ram Ishai,
(Continued on Page 3)

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Sandinista government of Nicaragua has forced the country's entire Jewish
community into exile, confiscating Jewish-owned property and taking over the synagogue in Managua,
according to the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith.
Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of ADL's Latin American Affairs Department, made the disclosure
in an article prepared for the ADL Bulletin, the agency's national publication.
Rosenthal, who last visited Nicaragua shortly before the Sandinistas came to power in 1979, said the
government of Nicaragua has been unresponsive to ADL appeals to end "these human rights violations"
and permit the return of the Jews to their country.
The forced 'exodus of the Nicaraguan Jewish community — numbering about 50 — took
place after the Somoza regime was overthrown. Their ouster was effected, the article said, by
subtle and direct threats or by forcible measures.
The case of Isaac Stavinsky, a textile engineer, who was out of the country at the time of the Sandinista
victory, was cited as an example. Stavinsky, the article said, was advised that he should not return to his
country "for his own safety because he and his brother-in law were considered enemies of the revolution."
The president of the Nicaraguan Jewish community, Abraham Gorn, was jailed after the Sandinista
vistory. "Gorn," Rosenthal wrote, "who was then 70
years old, was falsely
sweep streets during the two weeks of
his confinement."
Six months later the Sandinistas summarily
ousted him from his factory and took it over. The
WYNCOTE, Pa. — The Reconstructionist Rab-
Sandinistas told factory workers to threaten to bomb
binical College has announced receipt of foundation
his car if he returned. Gorn was quoted as saying that
grants to open its Shalom Center — the first Jewish
Carlos Arguello, currently Minister of Justice, con-
resource center devoted entirely to study and public
fiscated his bank account and "then kicked me out of
discussion of Jewish .perspectives on preventing a
my home."
world nuclear holocaust.
Despite the departure of the Jewish com-
The Shalom Center will gather existing studies,
munity, Rosenthal said, anti-Semitism still exists
books, .pamphlets, films, religious liturgies, policy
in the country. In July 1982, a Managua news-
statements and similar materials for dissemination
paper, Nuevo Diario, which often reflects gov-
in the Jewish community. It will commission studies

New Unit to Study
Nuclear Holocaust

Hoaxes: 'Hitler' to 'West Bank':
`Sensational' Media Is Indicted

By VICTOR M. BIENSTOCK
There must be something about the American media that makes them so vulnerable
to hoaxes and stunts. We seem to welcoine deception. In many cases, perhaps, it is
because we want whatthe hoax professes to be the truth. Sometimes we accept the hoax
because it puts in a bad light someone or something we resent and want to denigrate.
We have had a number of hoaxes recently, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wash-
ington Post feature on drug addiction to the spurious Hitler diaries of recent weeks, but
the hoax or faked news story is not a recent development in American journalism. There
has been an unbroken series of them since Edgar Allan Poe gave us what was problably
the first big newspaper hoax 150 years ago when the New York Sun published his
amazing dispatch datelined Charleston, S.C., purporting to describe the three-day cros-
sing of the Atlantic by British aeronauts in "the steering balloon Victoria " As critics said
later, the story was so good that even if it were not true, it could have been true.
That is a lot more than can be said for the hoaxes that have bedeviled us in recent
weeks — the devious, ill-intentioned Hitler diary fakes and the evil hoax of an Israeli-
planted epidemic among young West Bank Arab girls to render them sterile. But our
media masters were no more diligent in their handling of these two assaults on the
probity of the press than the Sun's editors were 150 years ago in evaluating Poe's flight
into science fiction a half-century before Jules Verne and a century before sci-fi was
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Massive Rally in New York on
Solidarity Day for Soviet Jews

By KEVIN FREEMAN
NEW YORK (JTA) — With Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union having
declined to the lowest level in three years and with a marked increase in Soviet govern-
ment harassment and intimidation of Soviet Jews, tens of thousands of persons rallied
Sunday in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations to demonstrate
• support and solidarity with Soviet Jewry.
They gathered for the 12th annual Solidarity Sunday for Soviet Jewry and heard
government officials and local dignitaries stress the need for continued vigilance and
action to secure the release of Soviet Jewish Prisoners of Conscience and refusniks such
as Anatoly Shcharansky and Yosif Begun.
The rally, which drew an estimated crowd of 180,000 and said by its organiz-
ers to be the largest human rights rally to be held anywhere, was preceded as in
past years with a one-mile march along Fifth Avenue. The march this year was
led by a group of 20 runners who carried the "Torch of Freedom" to the rallying
site.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the fact
. that the Soviet government "systematically violates" human rights in clear violation of
the many international treaties on human rights, including the Helsinki accords, indi-
cates that the Soviet Union "treats international obligations with contempt."
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