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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-05-24

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Special Significance of Shavuot

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B'nai B'rith: A Marriage Or Divorce?

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Israeli Novelist A.B. Yehoshua Speaks Out

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Faye Moskowitz' Detroit Memories

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 50c

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

Terrorist Trade-off?

Likud pushes for release
of Jewish terrorists in the
wake of the Palestinian
prisoner exchange.

Jerusalem (JTA) — Deputy Pre-
mier and Likud leader Yitzhak
Shamir took the lead this week in the
rising chorus of voices emanating from
right-wing political cirzles urging
the release of the members of the
Jewish terrorist underground follow-
ing Monday's exchange of Palestinian
prisoners for three Israeli soldiers held
by a Damascus-based Palestinian ter-
rorist group.
The deal itself, meanwhile, has
come under some harsh criticism —
but much of it is muted, with politi-
cians hesitating to take a public stand
against the complex prisoner ex-
change during which Israel set free
1,100 Palestinians and others. Among
those set free were terrorists who had
been in Israeli prisons for as long as
two decades.

A Reagan Aide
Defends His Boss

Avoiding Bitburg,
Marshall Breger told the
Council of Orthodox
Rabbis about
Administration gains for
U.S. Jews and Israel.

BY ALAN HUSKY

News Editor

Yitzhak Shamir: Remorse should lead to
freedom.

Shamir, who is also the Foreign
Minister, went public in the Knesset
Tuesday with his demand for the re-
lease of the Jewish terrorists — who
are on trial in Jerusalem for a series of
violent acts against Arab civilians on
the West Bank dating from 1980.
Shamir said that since the Jewish
defendants — some of whom have al-

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The Reagan Administration's
liaison with the Jewish community at-
tempted to do some fence-mending in
Detroit Monday night. Carefully
avoiding mention of President
Reagan's May 5 visit to the German
military cemetery at Bitburg, Mar-
shall Breger chose instead to highlight
the President's record on issues of reli-
gious pluralism and stronger ties be-
tween Israel and the United States.
The two topics were certainly

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ontroversia goa s in min
as the new president of the
Jewish Community Council.

appropriate for the 1,100 persons
attending the annual dinner of the
Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater
Detroit. Breger, substituting for
scheduled speaker Sen. Arlen Specter
of Pennsylvania, said there is a "sense
in the Jewish community" that Re-
agan is opposed to pluralism and sup-
ports a "Christian nation." "This
President has been clear in his com-
mitment to pluralism," Breger ad-
monished the audience. "In no way
does he support a Christian nation. He
is concerned that we have developed a
society that is not aware of spiritual
values and norms."
Breger said that Reagan believes
religious values should play a more
important role in national life, but "at
the same time he has made it clear
that he does not support one religion
over another." The "free exercise"
clause of the First Amendment, Bre-
ger said, is just as important as the

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