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September 28, 1984 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-28

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Friday, September 28, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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new coalition government in Israel needs only
miracles to succeed. For it has been said that
in Israel, those who do not believe in miracles
are not realists.
Following is a sampling of the major events
of the past Jewish calendar year:

SEPTEMBER

FUNERAL SERVICES were held for It Portugez, an Israeli woman soldier killed during a
bus hijacking this spring, at gravesite in Kochav Michael, south of Tel Aviv.

YASSIR ARAFAT was on
the lam this year, first
evacuated - from Lebanon
and later faced with a ma-
jor intra-PLO rebellion
which he survived, barely.

The August resignation of Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, and his subsequent withdrawal
from politics,. results in a spirited contest in the
Herut Party to choose his successor; in the end, the
Herut Central Committee gives the nod to Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir over Deputy Prime
Minister David Levy . . . The Israel Defense Forces
withdraw from the Shouf Mountains in central
Lebanon, and redeploy along the Awali River in
south Lebanon . . . With the withdrawal of the
Israeli Army from the Shouf Mountains, fierce
fighting breaks out between the Christian and
Druze militias. The Druze militia captures the
entire area, and tens of thousands of Lebanese
Christians flee to the section of southern Lebanon
still held by Israeli forces . . . U.S. President
Ronald Reagan sends more Marines to Beirut. U.S.
Marines now stationed in Lebanon's capital
number 3,200, part of the multinational
peacekeeping force . . . Lebanese Prime Minister
Shafik al Wazzan and the entire Lebanese Cabinet
turn in their resignations to President Amin
Gemayel, a first step toward achieving a national
unity government for the country . . .The Israel
Bonds Organization elevates Detroiter David
Hermeliq to the national chairmanship . . . The
Jewish Welfare Federation holds a fair to
enlighten the community about its constituent
agencies . . . The Jewish Association for Retarded
Citizens dedicates its Edith and Louis Blumberg
Haverim Home . . . Akiva Hebrew Day School
teachers picket . . . Detroiter Robert Naftaly be-
comes state budget director . . . Federation names
Wayne L. Feinstein its executive vice president .. .
Martin Citrin receives the Fred M. Butzel Memo-
rial Award from Federation . . . Detroit tennis star
Aaron Krickstein upsets Vitas Gerulaitis at the
U.S. Open . . . Dr. Emanuel Rackman addresses
the Bar-Ilan dinner . . . Educator and Yiddishist
Morris Nobel dies . . . Hillel Day School celebrates
25th anniversary . . . Alexander Haig addresses
annual Technion Society dinner . . . Sander Levin
honored by Michigan Region, American Red
Magen David for Israel . . . Righteous Gentile from
Warren honored in Jerusalem for saving Jews
from the Nazis . . . Benjamin Netanyahu, former
deputy chief of mission for the Israel Embassy in
Washington (and now Israel Ambassador to the
United Nations), speaks in Detroit . . . I. Murray
Jacobs dies.

OCTOBER

A reward totaling $250,000 is being offered for
information leading to the apprehension of the
person or persons responsible for a series of sniper
attacks on Yeshiva University students in New
York City . . . The Shamir government survives its
first electoral test with a 60 to 53 vote of confidence

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