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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-03-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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THE JEWISH NEWS

Serving Detroit's Metropolitan Jewish Community
with distinction for four decades.

Editorial and Sales offices at 20300 Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 240, Southfield Michigan 48076

PUBLISHER: Charles A. Buerger
EDITOR EMERITUS: Philip Slomovitz
EDITOR: Gary Rosenblatt
BUSINESS MANAGER: Carmi M. Slomovitz
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NEWS EDITOR: Alan Hitsky
LOCAL NEWS EDITOR: Heidi Press
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LOCAL COLUMNIST: Danny Raskin

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Lauri Biafore
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OFFICE STAFF:
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PRODUCTION:
Donald Cheshure
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1985 by The Detroit Jewish News (US PS 275-520)
Second Class postage paid at Southfield. Michigan and additional mailing offices.
Foreign - $35
Subscriptions: 1 year - $21 — 2 years - $39 — Out of State - $23

CANDLELIGHTING AT 6:11 P.M.

VOL. LXXXVII, No. 2

Time For Justice

Two men, accused of helping the Nazis murder Jews during World War II,
were brought before the bar of justice this week.
Andrija Artukovic, 85, was ordered extradited to Yugoslavia by .a U.S.
magistrate in Los Angeles, possibly to stand trial for the extermination of
thousands as the "Butcher of the Balkans."
George Theodorovich, 62, is defending himself in a Baltimore federal court
against charges that he is an illegal alien. Federal authorities contend that
Theodorovich shot and killed several unarmed Jewish civilians in the city of
Lvov, Poland, in August, 1942.
Why hold a man accountable, after more than four decades, for events
that happened, possibly in his youth and under extreme circumstances, in
places where anti-Semitism had been an accepted custom for longer than
anyone can remember? And why spend the money to hunt down and
prosecute an 85-year-old man for events that most of the world would like to
forget?
The answers are legal and moral: for the sake of the victims six million
of them — who died at the hands of men like these; for the sake of those who
survived to bear witness to their deaths; because the U.S. Statute of
Limitations does not apply to murder. And perhaps most of all so that the
people of the world can be reminded that there is a just force alive and active in
our society and that such horrors as the Holocaust actually happened and must
never be allowed to happen again.

Dream To Reality

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Realism in judging Israel's needs in their appeal to Diaspora Jewry's
concerns for the security of the Jewish state became evident in the report that
showed increased participation in investments with an emphasis on
responses to appeals in behalf of the Israel Bond tasks.
The vast increase in Israel Bond purchases in the past year affirms the
realization of the original approaches to the great task involving
investments. There is the proof of an appreciation of the outlines proposed at
the beginning of the 1950s by the then Israel Prime Minister David
Ben-Gurion who urged as much effort in investments — if not more — as in
philanthropic responses.
The emphasis on investment as a partner with philanthropy is most
important. It gives a fledgling nation a chance to grow through its own
initiative and labor. It also creates greater interaction and cohesiveness
between Israel and the Diaspora, cementing the bonds linking the Jewish
people throughout the world.
The current economic problem in Israel lends credence to such treatment
of financial aid toward the building and defense of Israel. Participation in
industrial tasks is vital to a country and a nation whose devotion to practical
tasks has as equal a role in the building of the nation — as means to assure
proper and total employment of natives as well as newcomers — as the
philanthropic dollar used for the integration of incoming settlers and assist
the native population.
The wholesomeness of the response to the Israel Bonds appeal for the
industrialization of the country affirms the trend from dreams to realities.
The investment tasks should be increased and Israel Bonds continue to have a
major role in such devotions.

CAPITOL REPORT

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Washington — U.S. officials have
continued to praise what they de-
scribed as Prime Minister Shimon
Peres's "statesmanlike and responsi-
ble" response to the Egyptian-
sponsored effort to revive the peace
process.
The Americans said they could
not disagree with the thrust of the
Prime Minister's recent statements.
Peres welcomed any direct talks be-
tween Israel and a joint Palestinian-
Jordanian delegation in Washington
or anywhere else. But he rejected an
Egyptian proposal to begin talks with-
out direct participation by Israel.
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak last week proposed that
Washington host preliminary talks
with a joint Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation. Only later, he said, would
Israel be asked to join. An interna-
tional conference, the Egyptian leader
added, would ultimately be convened
to cap an agreement.
Peres described Mubarak's efforts
as "by and large positive." The Prime
Minister pledged to cooperate. But he
rejected the notion of any indirect
negotiations.
"The problem is not to make peace
between Jordan and the United
States," he said. "And it's complete
folly to think that even if Washington
would theoretically agree, which it did
not, that Washington can twist Israel's
arm. Israel is an independent coun-
try.
U.S. officials re-affirmed their op-
position to anything short of direct,
face-to-face Arab-Israeli negotiations.
They said they remained committed to
"reengage" in the peace process at any
level deemed appropriate by all the
parties concerned, but only after the
fundamental principle of- direct talks
based on UN Security Council Resolu-
tion 242 had been accepted.
U.S. officials insisted that there
was still a long way to go before such
talks were likely to begin. They have
described the most recent flurry of
Arab diplomatic activity as encourag-

ing, but not yet enough to warrant a
new, more active U.S. response.
In the meantime, the Americans
are looking forward to Mubarak's visit
to Washington next week. They are
hoping the Egyptian leader will be in a
position to arrive in the U.S. capital
with word of a real breakthrough, but
they are by no means optimistic that
this will in fact occur. "We'll wait and
see," one U.S. official said.
"As things stand today," Peres
said "I believe Washington and our-

Shimon Peres:
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selves see eye to eye. We would like to
encourage any positive move."
Peres welcomed the possibilii
a summit with Mubarak, but noted
that this was not essential right now.
He was firm in rejecting any talks
with the PLO. "The tragic fact is that
the PLO continues even today,
actively and daily, with its acts of ter-
ror," he said.
The Prime Minister also defended
the response of Foreign Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir to the Egyptian pro-
posals. "He (Shamir) is not against a

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