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September 28, 1984 - Image 57

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-28

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

May the coming

May the coming

year be filled

year be filled

Friday, September 28, 1984 9B

We wish our family and friends a
- very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

MARTIN, ELAINE & ALAN ROTHENBERG



5

President appoints the govern-
ment from the Knesset party
which is best positioned to form a
ruling coalition, but it is not he
who in effect makes the decision.
Similarly, the President also ap-
points the judiciary, diplomatic
representatives and Bank of Is-
rael Officials. He appoints, how-
ever, only the people that the
Prime Minister requests him to
appoint.
The President is elected by a
secret ballot of Knesset Members,
and his powers, or lack of them,
are defined by a Knesset act of
1951. In 1964 the act was
amended to limit the Presidency
to two five-year terms for any one
person.
An Israeli President cannot be
tried in a court of law, but can be
deposed by a vote of the Knesset
for reasons of behavior or incom-
petence. This possibility has
never been considered.
Ami Gluska, who has served as
spokesman under Presidents
Chaim Herzog and Yitzhak Na-
von, points out that though the
President has no real political
power, his post carries enormous
infuence. The President should
symbolize and inspire unity
amongst the country's diverse
populace," he said. "His deeds
should be an example to all Is-
raelis."
To date, six men have served as
the head of the Jewish state.
Some, however, have served more
energetically than others. Cur-
rent President Chaim Herzog and
his predecessor Yitzhak Navon
are cases in point.
Gluska agrees that it was the
instincts of President Navon
which added a new dimension to
the Presidency. Navon won the
hearts of Israelis with his warmth
and energy, and probably became
the best-loved President since the
lishment of the State, ac-
estab
cording to Gluska. "The fact that
President Navon was of Sephardic
origin offered new pride and hope
to Israel's oriental Jews," he said.
Navon's image of a leader who
really cared for the ordinary
people and understood their prob-
lems, gave him an unusual and
even unique status in the country
considering the built-in limita-
tions of the office.
Following in Navon's footsteps
has made the task of President
Chaim Herzog all the more chal-
lenging. Since entering office in
May 1983, the President is con-
stantly being compared to his
predecessor.
Born in Northern Ireland and
educated at Cambridge and San-
dhurst, Herzog has been criticized
by some for maintaining a seem-
ingly cool distance from the
people. Putting aside such in-
sinuations, Gluska says that Her-
zog has "immersed himself in his
work with a similar warmth and
vigor to President Navon."
Similarly, Gluska adds, each
President is an individual who
brings his own personal style to
the office.
So the Presidency, it seems, is
in good hands. Israelis are also not
inclined to change the role of the
office. They do, however, recog-
nize that within the present con-
stitutional framework, the

president's influence depends on
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with health and

with health and

happiness for

happiness for

all our family

all our family

and friends

and friends

MARION & PHILIP SHLOM

DR. & MRS. JOHN
COHEN & FAMILY

May the coming

May the coming

year be filled

year be filled

with health and

with health and

happiness for

happiness for

all our family

all our family

and friends

and friends

RONNIE, SUZIE &
ABBI TAROCKOFF

LIZ & LOU FREEMAN

Wishing all my family and
friends a year of
healthy and happiness

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

HELEN & NATE
GREENBERG

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

LILLIAN & HARRY PAULL

May the coming

May the coming

year be filled

year be filled

with health and

with health and

happiness for

happiness for

all our family

all our family

and friends

and friends

FLORENCE & LOUIS
WEBER & FAMILY

ISADORA & JERRY
HELFMAN

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

EDITH & ISADORE
KOLODNEY

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

JERRY & BEA MANDELL & -FAMILY

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

HENRY & TOLA MORGAN

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of

health and happiness

May the New Year Bring
To All Our Friends
Health,
and Family

Joy, Prosperity
and Everything
Good in Life

THE BAU MHAFTS

.

ROBERT, HELEN, DAVID,
SHELLEY & MICHAEL

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