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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-14

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18 Friday, October 14, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Shamir Calls for End to 'Mad' Arms Race

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Yitzhak Shamir, in his first
Knesset speech as prime
minister, on Monday called
for an end to the mad arms
race" in the Middle East. He
referred only obliquely to
the recent shipment of ad-
vanced Soviet weaponry to
Syria.
He seemed to imply that
Israeli forces will remain in
Lebanon only so long as a
security threat remains to
its northern borders and is
therefore not necessarily
contingent on a simultane-
ous Syrian withdrawal from
Lebanon.
This appeared to be a de-
parture, however small,
from the Reagan Administ-
ration's position that all
foreign forces must be re-
moved in tandem and that
the Israeli presence is re-
quired until then.
Shamir's failure to
refer specifically to the
Soviet SS-21 ground-to-
ground missiles now in or
on the way to Syria also
contrasted with Presi-
dent Reagan's emphasis
over the weekend of the
menace posed by the
SS-21s whose 70 mile
range can strike targets
deep inside Israel as well
as U.S. warships in wat-
ers off Lebanon.
"We frequently hear of
new weapons systems
reaching the Middle East,
each one more modern and
advanced than the last',
more devastating and mur-
derous," Shamir said. "And
this is in addition to the on-
going flow of 'regular'
weaponry to the region,
from the East and from the
West, rockets from the East
and planes from the West.
"Perhaps the time has
come to call to the nations of
the region to pause for one
moment and to , ask them-
selves: How long? Has not
the time come to end this
mad pursuit, this murder-
ous race . . . Is not our region
sated with wars? What the
region needs is not weapons
but peace," Shamir said. He
added, "We call upon all the
nations of the Middle East
and their governments to
end the mad arms race and
come to the negotiating ta-
ble."

According to observers,
Shamir's maiden speech as
head of government was de-
liberately low key in order
not to exacerbate the ten-
sions raised by the deploy-
ment of SS-21s in Syria.
There has been no confir-
mation of the Arnefican
media reports that Israel
will seek U.S. Pershing
missiles to counter the
Soviet-Syrian threat.
On other foreign policy
matters, Shamir noted
that Israel was "not

happy" with its "cold
peace" with Egypt. He
pledged his govern-
ment's determined ef-
forts to protest against
and seek to improve that
situation.

He extolled the success of
the previous government,
headed by Menahem Begin,
in securing agreements
with Egypt and. Lebanon,
although the latter is still
not ratified, and noted that
the delegations of those
countries were the only
Arab delegations which did
not walk out of the UN As-
sembly last week when the
Israeli ambassador, Yehuda
Blum, addressed the world
body.
Regarding the situation
on the West Bank, Shamir
said it was "a pity" that the
golden opportunity pre-
sented by the Camp David
accords has been missed so
far. He said that had the
other parties responded,
negotiations on the "final
status" of the territories
could have been underway
by now.
Shamir reiterated Is-
rael's calls to Egypt to re-
sume the autonomy negoti-
ations and for Jordan and
the Palestinians of the West
Bank to join them as mem-
bers of either the Egyptian
or Jordanian delegations.
"It must be clear that Camp
David is the only agreed
document and thus the only
basis for continuing the
(peace) process," Shamir
stressed.
Opposition
Labor
Party leader Shimon
Peres picked up on that
point in his response to
Shamir. He urged the
government to return to
what he said was the orig-
inal meaning of Camp
David; implying that it
was considerably diffe-
rent from the meaning at-
tached to it by the Begin
and now the Shamir gov-
ernments.
President Reagan, in his
weekly radio talk last
Saturday, publicly acknow-
ledged that the SS-21 mis-
siles were in Syria as part of
"a massive amount of Soviet
equipment" that had been
sent to that country. "We
have to wonder aloud about
Syria's protestations about
their peaceful intentions,"
Reagan added.
Reagan's remarks were
the first time the Administ-
ration publicly acknow-
ledged that the SS-21 mis-
siles were in Syria, al-
though there have been pri-
vate reports about them for
the past week.
Reagan, in his radio talk,
made clear that the United
States continues to support
the Lebanese-Israel agree-
ment of last May 17. There

have been persistent re-
ports from Lebanon that the
U.S. would go along with a
Lebanese abandonment of
that agreement as the price
for Syrian cooperation in
helping the government of
President Amin Gemayel
achieve national reconcilia-
tion. But Reagan, in his
radio remarks, declared:
"We stand by this as a good
agreement."

Reagan also seemed to
imply approval of Israel's
invasion of Lebanon in
June 1982, in the course
of trying to explain to the
public U.S. involvement
there. He noted that
Lebanon had been "torn
by strife for several
years" with various
militias fighting each
other.
"Terrorists in Lebanon
violated Israel's northern
borders, killing innocent
civilians," Reagan said.
"Syrian forces occupied the
eastern part of Lebanon.
The Israeli military finally
invaded the south to force
the PLO attackers away
from the border." The Mid-
dle East, Reagan said, is
"our business."
He said the United States
had to see to it that the . Mid-
dle East is not "incorporated
into the Soviet bloc" and
that Western Europe and
Japan continue to receive
the oil they need. He added,
"Didn't we assume a moral
obligation to the continued
existence of Israel as a na-
tion back in 1948. I never
heard anyone in this coun-
try even suggest that we
should not shoulder that ob-
ligation."
Reagan said his Sept. 1,
1982, peace initiative for
the Middle East was aimed
at helping bring "the Arab
states and Israel together in
negotiations to settle the
long standing difficulties
that have kept that entire
area in turmoil for many
years." He said the U.S.
wanted to see \other peace

agreements in the region
such as the Egyptian-Israeli
peace agreement of 1979.
But Reagan said his
peace initiative, includ-
ing a "fair settlement of
the Palestinian prob-
lem," could not be
achieved until the foreign
forces have left Lebanon
and that country was on
the way to national re-
conciliation. He blamed
Syria for blocking that ef-
fort.
"Syria, which had earlier
agreed to withdraw if Israel
did, changed its mind" after
the May 17 Israel-Lebanon
agreement was signed,
Reagan said.
Last week, Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.) expres-
sed "strong concern" that
the Reagan Administration
may be "slipping into a new
policy of political accommo-
dation" with Syria as it
seeks to negotiate a political
settlement among Leba-
non's warring factions.
At the same time, Ken-
nedy announced that a re-
solution he, along with Sen.
John Heinz (R-Pa.), intro-
duced in the Senate last
February opposing the sale
of sophisticated military
equipment to Jordan and
calling on Jordan to enter
Middle East peace negotia-
tions under the framework
of the Camp David accords,
is now sponsored by 58
Senators.
While acknowledging
that Jordan "has its sec-
urity needs," Kennedy
said that what is needed
from the -Administration
"is not more sophisti-
cated arms to send to
Jordan, but more sophis-
ticated diplomacy to
bring Jordan to the con-
ference table and into the
Camp David process."
Kennedy made his re-
marks to more than 600
persons who attended the
annual New York dinner of
the American Associates of
the Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev.

Three African States May
Renew Ties with Israel

PARIS (JTA) — Israel is
about to renew its diploma-
tic relations with a number
of African states according
to reports in the French
press. Among the countries
mentioned as about to
renew their formal ties with
Israel, broken following the
1973 war, are the Ivory
Coast, Togo and the Gabon.
The French left-wing
daily, Liberation, says that
the head of the Israeli
Foreign Ministry's African
Department, Avi Primor,
conferred in Paris with sev-
eral African presidents, in-

cluding those of Tago,
Liberia and Zaire.
The paper said Primor
and a delegation of Israeli
officials were planning to
attend the Franco-African
summit now meeting in Vit-
tel but gave in to French re-
quests and remained in
Paris so as not to embarras
the delegations from over-
whelmingly Moslem Afri-
can states.

Zaire and Liberia re-
cently became the first Afri-
can countries to renew ties
with Israel.

Attorney N. Snider Dies

Norman Snider acquired
an enviable role in law and
politics, and his lifestyle
was on a highly musical st-
rain. His love for the opera
led him to sponsoring musi-
cal events in Florida as well
as here.
That musical attachment
was evident when he recited
the Maftir at Cong. Shaarey
Zedek or in his liturgical in-
terpretations when he con-
ducted religious services.
A member of Shaarey
Zedek, past board member
and past president of its
men's club, Mr. Snider died
Oct. 7 at age 84.
His interest in music
came out of his expertise
on the violin, and he
wrote several sym-
phonies which were pub-
licly presented.
Mr. Snider was an attor-
ney who was graduated
from the Detroit College of
Law in 1921.
In 1932, He was the man-
ager of Gov. Comstock's
campaign and was ap-
pointed a public utilities
commissioner in 1933.

Jerry Morse

Jerry Morse, a haber-
dasher and co-founder of
Jerry Morse Gentlemen's
Attire, died Oct. 11 at age
72.
Born in Detroit, Mr.
Morse co-founded the com-
pany in 1947. He sold the
business in 1971 to Danby's,
and worked for that firm for
three years. For the past 11
years he had worked for
Osmun's.
He started his career in
the clothing industry for the
former Higgins and Frank
when he was 15 years old.
He was a former member
of Temple Beth El, a charter
member of Tarn-O-Shanter-
Country Club and the De-
troit Lodge of Bnai Brith.
He leaves his wife, Lil-
lian; three sons, Dr.
Stephan R., William N. of
Lauderhill, Fla., and De-
nnis J.; a brother, Walter B.
of Shaker Heights, Ohio;
and five grandchildren.

He held membership in
Perfection Lodge of the Ma-
sons.
Mr. Snider leaves his
wife, Edith; five brothers,
Reuben, Joseph C., Simeon,
Charles and Arthur; two
grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.

1

Monument
Unveilings

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may be inserted by mail or by
calling The Jewish News, 17515
W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, South-
field, Mich. 48075. 424-883:3. Writ-
ten announcements must he ac-
companied by the name and ad-
dress of the person making the
Insertions. There is a standing
charge of $10.00 for an unveiling
notice measuring an inch in
depth, and $15.00 for a notice two
inches deep with a black border.

The family of the late
Charles Apsel announces
the unveiling of a monu-
ment in his memory 10:30
a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at
Beth El Memorial Park. Re-
latives and friends are
asked to attend.

N

The Family
of the Late

BERNICE
HANDLER

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 12 noon
Sunday, Oct. 16, at
Machpelah Cemetery.
Rabbi Schnipper will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to at-
tend.

The Family
of the Late

ALBERT
WOLGIN

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in his memory 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, at Adat
Shalom Memorial Park.
Rabbi Spectre will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to at-
tend.

Stanley Yates

Stanley M. Yates, foun-
der of Yates Office Supply,
died Oct. 9 at age 74.
Born in Montreal, Que.,
Mr. Yates lived many years
in Detroit prior to retiring
to Florida six years ago.
He was the past master of
Perfection Lodge of the Ma-.
sons, past president of Cres-
cent Shrine Club and a
member of the Detroit
Lodge, Bnai Brith.
He leaves his wife Yetta;
a son, Harvey; a daughter,
Mrs. Jerry (Marcia) Wolok;
a brother, Max of Montreal;
a sister, Mrs. Rose Allize of
Montreal; and five grand-
children.

"Over 65 years of traditional service in the Jewish community with dignity and understanding."

HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL

The Family
of the Late

MINNIE
KOFENDER

and

JACOB
KOFENDER

Announces the un-
veiling of monuments in
their memory 10 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, at
Machpelah Cemetery.
Rabbi Conrad will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to at-
tend.

543-1622

SERVING ALL CEMETERIES

26640 GREENFIELD ROAD
OAK PARK, MICHIGAN 48237

Alan H. Dorfman
Funeral Director & Mgr.

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