Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

September 14, 1984 - Image 21

Resource type:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-14

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, September 14, 1984


Jewish Community Center and

Australian Jews' complaint against
paper's biased cartoon is upheld

Melbourne (JTA) — In a
precedent-setting ruling, the Au-
stralian Press Council has upheld
a complaint against a leading na-
tional weekly newspaper for pub-
lishing an anti-Semitic cartoon
last May.
The complaint was brought by
the Executive Council of Austra-
lian Jewry (ECAJ) against The
National Times after a full-page
drawing was published depicting
a satanic cloven-hoofed rabbi slic-
ing an infant into pieces against a
background of a crescent moon
dripping blood. With the other
hand, the figure was dropping a
bomb on a mosque.
The caricature accompanied an
article by a pro-Palestinian aca-
demic Dr. Jeremy Salt, which

dealt with what the newspaper
described as the "brutal campaign
to drive out the West Bank Pales-
tinian." Although the article was
highly critical of the Israeli gov-
ernment, Dr. Salt did not know of
the cartoon and subsequently dis-
sociated himself from it in a letter
to The National Times, where he
described the images portrayed as
"highly offensive" not only to
Jews but to others.

The ECAJ made no complaint
to the press council about the arti-
cle and made a distinction in its
submission between vigorous and
even harsh criticism of Israel and
incitement to racial hatred of
The ECAJ pursued its corn-

Palestine body headquarters hit

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Israeli mili-
tary aircraft Sunday carried out a
bombing raid on a three-story
building outside Bhamdoum in
central Lebanon near the main
Beirut-Damascus Highway that
is said to have been the regional
headquarters of the Democratic
Front for the Liberation of Pales-
tine, headed by Nayef Hawatmeh.
All Israeli planes returned safely,
an army spokesman said.
However, the Abu Mussa group
announced in Beirut that it was
the unit which had been hit in the
building and that the officer
commanding its artillery code
named Abu Hassan, had been kil-
led and three other soldiers were
wounded when a missile hit an
ammunition dump. Beirut radio
said extensive damage had been

Meanwhile, in South Lebanon,
an Israel Defense Force armored
column patrolled north of the
Awali River Monday, to the
Kharoub region south of Beirut
where heavy fighting has been
going on between Druze and
Christian forces.
The IDF patrols are reportedly
aimed at lessening the fighting
and ascertaining that terrorists
are not massing in the region.
An IDF soldier was slightly
wounded when a roadside charge
was exploded as an IDF .patrol
passed by some five kilometers
south of Ansariya village. Mon-
day's incident followed a warning
issued by Lebanon Shiite leader
Nabih Berry that Lebanese youth
were being trained for suicide at-
tacks against Israeli forces in
south Lebanon.

Neo-Nazi leader with links
to PLO tried in Nuremberg

Bonh (JTA) — Karl-Heinz
Hoffman, a prominent neo-Nazi
leader who has a long record of
cooperation with the Palestine
Liberation Organization, was
scheduled to go on trial this week
in Nuremberg fox allegedly hav-
ing plotted the murder of Jewish
publisher Shlomo Levin and his
female companion Frida Poes-
The murder took place Dec. 19,
1980, in the couple's house in Er-
langen, near Nuremberg.
Rudolf Brunner, the Nurem-

berg prosecutor, told journalists
that 60 witnesses, 21 experts and
many documents and objects were
expected to be brought to court to
convince the judges that Hoffman
was the man behind the murder.
But the actual killing was carried
out, according to the prosecution
by 29-year-old Uwe Behrendt, a
member of the banned para-
military Hoffman gfoup who
committed suicide in a PLO mili-
tary camp in Lebanon Sept. 16,

plaint to the council, the news-
paper industry's editorial watch-
dog, after Brian Toohey, the
editor of The National Times (a
left-liberal weekly newspaper
published in Sydney) defended
the drawing by artist Michael
Fitzjames as "legitimate strong
comment on Israeli policies."
Although the press council is
traditionally headed by a judge or
barrister, it has no legal powers.
But its adjudications are widely
published and they set the
standard on such issues as bias,
journalism ethics and racism.
In upholding the ECAJ com-
plaint, the council said the draw-
ing had gone beyond strong dis-
approval of the Israeli govern-
ment and used "images which
tapped deep well-spring of racial
and religious prejudice, thereby
giving deep offense to at least
some Jewish people through the
revival of memories of past perse-
In his defense the cartoonist
said he did not intend to be anti-
Jewish, but was referring specifi-
cally to Rabbi Meir Kahane, since
elected to the Knesset, who was
mentioned in the article.

Miami Beach




Air Conditioned & Heated



• Serving Delicious Glatt
Kosher Cuisine
• Olympic Heated Pool
• Private Tennis Courts.
• Health Spa, Sauna
• Exciting Entertainment

Beautifully Furnished


With Fully Equipped Kitchens.
Including All Utensils. Full Size
Refrigerator Freezer, Electric
Range With Oven, Formica

ToLL FREE 800-327-8169

Beat the Auto Rental Rates!
Ship Your Car To Florida!

Paul Hamby Arta Transports, Inc.
NM John R., Madison figts., MI



Telegraph at 10 Mile


Open Saturdays Never A Service Chargé
Full Service Computerized
individuals • business • groups

at Saxony Hotel



30 Nights

per person based on dbl. occupancy


• Round trip air transportation via Republic Airlines
non-stop service Detroit/MiamilDetroit
• Round trip transfers from J.C.C.-10 Mile Branch to Detroit
Metro Airport and return.
Round trip transfers from Miami Airport to Saxony Hotel.
Choice of 28 or 30 nights accommodations at First Class Saxony Hotel.
Two Kosher Meals daily - breakfast and dinner.
All gratuities included (dining room, pool, maid service and bellmen).
Welcome "Get Acquainted" dinner upon arrival.
Jewish Community Center Tour Escort with a minimum of 40 participants.
$400 deposit per person.
Reservation deadline for Jan. trip is Dec. 3rd; Feb. trip is Jan. 2nd.

Ask for
Jan or Beth


A great airline to Israel
or 70 other countries.


Lufthansa is much more than the
airline to Germany. We serve 123
cities in 71 countries around the world.
And one of these countries is Israel.
Wherever you go, take advantage of
Lufthansa's famous service and
efficiency. And if you wish fine kosher
food en route, simply tell us when you
make your reservation.
Ask your travel agent about us.

Contact Becky O'Connell
(313) 541-1010

the travel AUTHORITY, inc.

Tel Ex Plaza


Reserve Now For
On Long Stays


Fla. spa set
for 23rd season

North Miami Beach — The Lido
Spa Hotel, on Miami Beach's
Belle Island, will open for its 23rd
season next month.
The family-owned health resort
and hotel features both fresh and
salt water pools, an outdoor hot-
tub and separate spa facilities for
men and women. The Lido Spa
Hotel welcomes single visitors as
well as couples.
The spa also features exercise
and yoga classes, tennis, golf and
entertainment nightly.
For reservations or informa-
tion, call the resort toll free,

Jules Doneson Travel Agency Inc.4>e


3000 Town Center - Suite 606
Southfield, Mich. 48075
Tel.: (313) 353-0200

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan