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October 19, 1984 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-10-19

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Friday, October 19, 1,984



Israel's mushrooming peace movement
drawing members from all factions

Special to The Jewish News
Jerusalem — "What do you do
to get news coverage when you're
non-violent?" Yehezkel Landau
wonders aloud. Landau is the in-
formation secretary of Oz
v'Shalom (Strength and Peace)
and an activist in the affiliated
Netivot Shalom (Paths of Peace)
Both groups draw their mem-
bers from Israel's religious-
Zionist community. Their mes-
sage is that the occupation and
"creeping annexation" of Judea,
Samaria and Gaza, and the even-
tual absorption of the 1.2 million
Palestinians who live there, is
leading the State of Israel and the
Jewish people into a political and
moral quicksand.
Oz, v'Shalom was formed in
1975, predominantly by religious
intellectuals. The group has since
attempted to influence public
opinion through lectures and
low-key leafletting.
Netivot Shalom is predomin-
antly younger in make-up. Many
of its leaders are Chesder Yeshiva
students and graduates (a com-
bined program of army service
and yeshiva study), who, follow-
ing the massacre of Palestinians
at Sabra and Shatilla, Changed
their philosophical course from a
pro-Gush Emunim orientation.
This group is seeking to gain pub-
lic visability.
Since the two groups are
philosophically close, they share
some leadership and often co-
sponsor activities. Landau admits
that they are fighting an uphill
battle against the "Greater Is-
rael" philosophy espoused by
Gush Emunim and other "ultra-
nationalists." Both Oz v'Shalom
and Netivot Shalom find them-
, selves in a difficult dilemma: In
order to make their views more
widely known, they need media


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According to MIlson, The Way
to Peace has a core group of ac-
tivists who have the support of
about 3,000 people in Israel. The
movement plays to a largely
Jewish (non-religious) and Arab
"We try to propose a process in
which Israel can help create con-
ditions which will lead the Pales-
tinians in the territories and,
eventually Jordan, to join the
peace process," he explains.
These conditions, Milson says,
include Israeli support for eco-
nomic development projects
which will help wean Palesti-
nians from financial dependence
on PLO funding. Milson also
favors allowing moderate Pales-
tinians a platform for airing their
views, such as a newspaper.
He also supports granting mod-
erate Palestinians the right of
political expression, as
"With Kahane and Gush
exemplified by the Village
Emunim Rabbi Moshe Levinger
Leagues and the now-banned
among the most visible Jewish
Palestinian Democratic Move-
leaders today," Landau said, "we
ment for Peace.
feel that we need to show that
Milson believes that Israel's
there is another side to the Torah,
denial of political activity to
Judaism and Zionism. This side
Palestinian moderates is based on
demands that we search unceas-
a "profound misunderstanding."
ingly for peace and justice."
He feels that Israel must support
For Landau, this means that Is-
the "courageous dissidents" who
rael must disengage itself from
buck the PLO line and favor
the occupation of the Palestinians
negotiations with Israel. He ex-
in the territories. To do this, he - pects that these dissidents, now in
says, some sort of territorial com-
the minority, will slowly develop
promise with Jordan and the
legitimacy, and become the Pales-
Palestinians must be reached.
tinian leadership of tomorrow.
Returning to the question of
Menachem Milson and his
morality, Landau says, "Military
group favor territorial com-
occupation is, by definition, cor-
promise as the best way to meet
rupting and demoralizing. We
the aspirations of both Israelis
must try to open avenues for peace
and Palestinians. But it will be a
so that we can get out of the busi-
long process: a peace that will be
ness of occupying another people
built in stages.
against its -He- regards-he - - - -"We-do not-believe in - instant
exChange oT territory Tor peace as
solutions," he says. "We should
an expression of Judaism's sup-
patiently support and build up
reme value: pikuah nefesh — the
those Palestinians who believe in
saving of life.
peace. They will, of course, be our
He dismisses the concept of a
adversaries around the negotiat-
Greater Israel within its Biblical
ing table. But they are the seeds of
borders as a messianic notion in a
pre-messianic age: "It is danger-
World Zionist Press Service
ous to build state policy based on
messianic expectations. We can't
use messianism to justify immor-
The Family
Have Oz v'Shalom and Netivot
of the Late
Shalom found many adherents?
Landau says that membership is
small, but growing. Ironically, it
is non-orthodox Jews who can
Announces the unveil-
more easily identify with Land-
ing of a monument in her
au's religious message of peace.
memory at 11:30 a.m. Sun-
The bulk of religious-Zionists are
day, Oct. 28, at Clover Hill
firmly in the pocket of Gush
Park Cemetery. Relatives
Emunim and the ultra-
and friends are asked to
Yehezkel Landau is aware that,
because they offer no easy an-
swers and call for painful sac-
rifice, Oz v'Shalom and Netivot
Shalom's ideology is "difficult to
catch on to.
The Kellman Family
"Simple solutions attract
gratefully appreciates the
people more easily," according to
many donations and ex-
pressions of sympathy ex-
Menachem Milson, a professor
tended to us upon the pass-
of Arabic literature at the Hebrew
ing of our beloved hus-
Univei-sity in Jerusalem and
band, father, grandfather
leader of a similar group, The
and brother
Way to Peace, feels the aim of the
movement should be to influence
public opinion and government
policy through its supporters who
will, hopefully, be drawn from all
segments of Israeli society.

coverage. But the media are more
converned with big events, says
Landau, and the work of Oz
v'Shalom and Netivot Shalom is
"mainly educational," aimed at
gradually changing public opin-
Their primary target audience
is the religious-Zionist world. "We
argue against Gush Emunim on
halachic (Jewish legal) grounds,"
Landau explains. But the two
groups also direct their message
to non-orthodox Jews and to the
Palestinian community.
In this regard, supporters of
Netivot Shalom and Oz v'Shalom
recently passed out leaflets in
Arabic, Hebrew and English in
Jerusalem's Arab market, con-
demning Meir Kahane's victory
march through those same
streets, following the latter's elec-
tion to the Knesset.

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late



Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 11:30 a.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 21, at Beth Tefilo
Cemetery. Rabbi Schnip-
per will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 2:15 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 21, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Reuven
Drucker will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.


The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late



Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11 a.m. Sunday,
Oct. 28, at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Rabbi
Gorrelick will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 1:30 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 28, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Groner
and Cantor Adler will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

The Family
of the Late

The Family
of the Late



Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in her
memory at 11:30 a.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 28, at Chesed Shel
Emes Cemetery. Rabbi
Stanley Rosenbaum will
officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to

Announces the unveil-
ing of a monument in his
memory at 11 a.m. Sunday,
Oct. 28, at Hebrew Memo-
rial Park. Rabbi A. Irving
Schnipper will officiate.
Relatives and friends are
asked to attend.


The Family
of the Late


Acknowledges with grateful appreciation the
many kind expressions of sympathy extended by
relatives and friends during the family's recent be-


The Family of


Extends to the relatives and friends whose ex-
pressions of sorrow and comfort for the bereaved I
were so gratefully accepted their heartfelt thanks
and appreciation.

"Her love will be with us always."
David Weisenfeld, Dr. Michael S., Paul I


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