Josef Mengele Eluded Capture By Israel
First Stage of Lebanon Pullout Nearly Complete
A Romantic Electronic Banker's Love At First Byte
Ethiopians And Zionism: Brothers And Keepers
SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY
THIS ISSUE 40c
HAS THE ANSWERS
And the American-trained rabbi, a
founder of the `baal teshuva' yeshiva
movement in Israel, is hoping people
will ask him the questions.
See Story On Page 14
FEBRUARY 15, 1985
Reagan Plan Still
On The Table?
New York (JTA) — President
Reagan said in an interview this week
that he is still dedicated to his Sept. 1,
1982 peace initiative, but he added
that the United States is not seeking
"to impose a settlement on anyone."
"I'm still dedicated to that Sept. 1,
a negotiated peace,"
the President w
as quoted as saying. "I
don't believe it can be achieved with-
out King Hussein of Jordan, and with
— or at least with the permission of the
Palestinians, representing them in di-
rect negotiations with the Israelis.
And what we — we are prepared to be
of whatever help we can be. We are not
seeking to impose a settlement on
anyone. We haven't got some plan of
how it must be worked out."
The President told the New York
Times that the United States has to
make the "moderate Arab states" rec-
ognize that Washington is their friend
as well as Israel. But, he added, "at the
same time, we have insured Israel that
we will never see them lose their qual-
Ronald Reagan: 1982 peace plan.
itative edge to the point that they're
endangered by anything we do."
Reagan said that in any negotia-
tions between Israel and the Arabs,
anyone who represents the Arab side
will have to represent the Palesti-
nians. "You can't write them off or ig-
nore their rights," the President
Continued on Page 8
Stepping Up To Israel
Educating the Jewish community
about aliyah, investing in Israel, re-
tirement in Israel, tours, summer pro-
grams and a variety of other options
are the focus of Sunday's Step Up to
According to chairman Annette
Meskin, the afternoon program at the
main Jewish Community Center is
aimed at familiarizing "the commu-
nity with what Israel has to offer" in a
variety of areas. "It's for the complete
community, whether you are thinking
of making aliyah or just supportive of
Adviser Donald Fox said the con-
ference is educational in scope "so that
they'll (the Jewish community) be
more comfortable with what's going on
in Israel because we're all part of the
(world) Jewish community."
Fox said he hoped that by coming
to the conference, people will be stimu-
lated to invest in Israel, tour the coun-
try and think about aliyah.
Both Fox and Mrs. Meskin expect
about 200 persons to attend the con-
Richard Juran, central shaliach to
the American Zionist Youth Founda-
tion and director of AZYF's commu-
nity relations department, will be
among the speakers at 1 p.m.
Juran made aliyah in 19 77. He
has a M.A. degree in Jewish education
from Hebrew University and received
the Council of Jewish Education's
Efrat , Feniger, public relations
coordinator of the Israel Government
Tourist Office for the Midwestern
States, will conduct the travel work-
shop. She has served in her current
post since 1981.
The conference will feature a
video presentation of Ze'ev Chafets,
Jerusalem press attache, entitled "The -
Detroit Connection 1985." There also
will be a workshop dealng with "How
To Cope With Your Children Living in
Israel," conducted by Harmon Bayer,
president of the Detroit Chapter of the
Association of Parents of American Is-
There will be a variety of work-
shops, and informational and educa-
tional materials will be available.