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July 22, 1983 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-07-22

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Zealots Stage Tish b'Av Demonstrations

Friday, July 22, 1983 25

Let the

JERUSALEM (JTA) — coalition if Jerusalem police rael, revealing that he against the rebirth of Is-
Tisha b'Av was observed continue to take strong fought against the depor- rael on the day of the de-
with quiet prayers, a noisy measures against Orthodox tation of American crime struction of Israel."
but non-violent demonstra- troublemakers.
figure Meyer Lansky a
Lavie said that he had ac-
write the best prescription for
tion against autopsies and
Begin intervened Sunday decade ago. Burg said cepted an offer by the Sat-
grumblings from the Aguda to dampen the escalating that Premier Golda Meir mar to meet with a delega-
your sprinkler needs
Israel members of Premier violence. He read a state- was adamant about tion of Hasidim, but on the
Menahem Begin's coalition ment at the end of the Lansky's ouster and he condition that a demonstra-
who were unable to secure weekly Cabinet session ex- was forced to carry tion would not accompany
Jeffrey Schreiber
the release of 11 ultra- pressing sorrow over the through her order in the the meeting. "They pre-
Orthodox Jews jailed for clashes between zealots and Israeli courts.
ferred a demonstration," he
No Sabbath Calls
rioting last week.
police and declared his full
Meanwhile, the said.
The holiday, a day for confidence in the measures Jerusalem police have
fasting in memory of the de- taken by Interior Minister created a special task force
struction of the Temple, Yosef Burg to end the dis- to deal with religious vio-
brought throngs of tourists turbances.
* * *
to the Western Wall where
A woman motorist was
they mingled with Israeli injured and required
Satmar Protest
worshippers, among them hospitalization after
in New York
former President Yitzhak being struck by a rock
York, an esti-
Navon and his son, Erez.
thrown by a 10-year-old
Several dozen members of boy while she drove near mated 400 Satmar Hasidim
the "Temple Mount Faith- an Orthodox neighbor- converged on the Israeli
ful" held prayer services hood - in Jerusalem Consulate to the United Na-
near the ' Mograbi Gate Saturday morning. The tions to protest the ar-
which gives access to the youngster was detained cheological digs.
Carrying signs saying,
Temple Mount. The group briefly by police and re-
"Let Our Sages Rest in
has been trying for years to leased.
win permission to pray on
Meanwhile, Rabbi Moshe Peace" and "Stop Maiming
the Mount itself which is Hirsh, a leader of the Men, Women and Children
the site of the El.Aksa mos- Neturei Karta sect, was ar- Indiscriminately in
que and the Dome of the rested and arraigned Friday Jerusalem," the Hasidim
Rock,. two of the holiest for alleged incitement to condemend the "atrocities"
shrines of Islam.
riot in the Mea Shearim committed against "peace-
quarter. He was remanded ful religious demonstra-
Jews are barred from
in custody over the tors" in Jerusalem. They
worshipping there to weekend, pending a hear- charged the Israeli police
avoid friction with Mos-
with "clubbing and strik-
lems. But the "Faithful"
Hirsh is the self-styled ing" and using tear gas on
seemed satisfied with a
"foreign minister'? of the the protestors.
Supreme Court order
In a statement released
Neturei Karta, ultra-
allowing a "reaonsable
orthodox Jews who refuse to earlier, the Satmar stressed
number" of them to hold
recognize Israel's legiti- "how sad and ironic" it was
services near the Mog-
macy on grounds that there for Jews "to have to . . . pro-
rabi Gate without
can be no Jewish state 'be- test the tragic desecration of
stipulating that they
fore the advent of the Mes- a cemetery near the site of
stand at least five yards
siah. His 'arrest was in line the temples" on Tisha
away from the gate.
with the new tough police b'Av.
Israel's Consul General
'Ultra-Orthodox Jews in measures to curb violence
28585 Telegraph Rd. Across From Tel-Twelve Mall
Naphtalie Lavie told the
the Geula quarter rallied
Southfield, Mich.
against autopsies, an an- who rioted several nights
nual Tisha b'Av protest in
Mayor Teddy Kollek of "disgusting that Jews
recent years. But there was
none of the violence that Jerusalem has called for the should demonstrate
marked the demonstrations deportation of Hirsh who is
in the Mea Shearim quarter an American citizen. But
last week against archolog- burg has made it clear that
ical diggings near the Old such a step will not be seri-
ously considered at the pre-
City walls.
sent time.
Aguda MKs hinted that
there would be trouble in
Burg said he is against
Premier Menahem Begin's ousting any Jew from Is-






Hussein 'Message' Nothing New

Israel Radio reported Sun-
day that two Americans
brought Premier Menahem
Begin a message from King
Hussein of Jordan last week
expressing the monarch's
interest in entering the
Middle East peace process.
According to the radio re-
port, Hubert Humphrey
3rd, Minnesota's attorney
general and son of the late
Democratic Vice President
Hubert Humphrey, and
Marc Siegel, the Jewish af-
fairs adviser to former
President Jimmy Carter,
told Begin that Hussein
thought "the conditions for
peace have been created" as
a result of the fighting be-
. tween factions in the Pales-
tine Liberation Organiza-
But Uri Porat, Begin's
spokesman, said the
Americans had based
their message on their
own impressions and had
not brought any formal
message from Hussein.
He added that the mes-

sage contained nothing
"It was the same blah,
blah, blah we are used to
hearing every couple of
weeks when any American
comes from Amman," Porat
said. He added that if Hus-
sein had wanted to send
Begin a message, he could
have done so through
higher diplomatic channels.

Nazi Convicted
in Cleveland

owed Nazi has been con-
victed in the 1982 slayings
of three people at Cleveland
State University (CSU).
Frank Spisak, 32, of
Cleveland, testified that he
committed the murders, but
was innocent by reason of
insanity. The three murders
occurred last year as Spisak
waged what he called a
"guerilla war" against
blacks and Jews on the CSU

Battling Levinsky was
born Barney Lebrowitz.

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