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November 22, 1985 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-11-22

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Friday, November 22, 1985 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT

Traditions

in cooperation with Irtion

, Pliaiell

Cleveland,Ohio

Chanukah Show

an exhibit of fine Judiac Art

Featuring

• ceramics
• graphics
• metals
• papercuts
• fabrics

by leading artists from.all parts
of the United States and Canada

Jewish Community Center
Map[e and Drake Roads
West Bloomfield, Michigan

December 2 through December 16, 1985

Regular Center Hours

NEWS

Conspiracy Ruled Out
In West Bank Attacks

Tel Aviv (JTA) — At least
half of the recent attacks on
Jews in the West Bank were by
lone assailants acting on their
own initiative or by small
groups not affiliated with any
terrorist organization, Maj. Gen.
Amnon Shahak, commanding
officer of the central region, said
last week.
Shahak said the typical per-
petrators are young people.
They are difficult to apprehend
because their attacks are , not
usually planned but results from
a spur of the moment decision
by a small group of friends.
They use makeshift weapons,
such as gasoline bombs, Shahak
said. Attacks carried out by ter-
rorists, pro or anti-Arafat ele-
ments of the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization, are planned
and employ firearms and high
explosives, Shahak said.

Asked about a statement by
the West Bank settlers council
last week that they would use
any means to thwart a govern-
ment decision to give up part of
the administered territories in
exchange for peace, Shahak re-
plied, We will keep law and
order regardless of who is break-
ing the law."

In a related development, se-
curity forces closed down the
Kadri Tukan school in Nablus
last week after a clash between
students and two Jewish
settlers, civilian employees of
the Israel Defense Force, re,
suited in the wounding of one

Arab youth. Seventeen students
were detained.'
According to security sources,
students threw rocks at an Is-
raeli vehicle in which the
settlers were riding. They left
the car to give chase. The Is-
raelis said they fired into the
air. But one youth was taken to
a local hospital with a bullet
wound in his stomach.
Security forces who rushed to
the scene were also stoned. They
ordered the school shut for one
day.
A curfew remained in force
this week in Adik and Burkin
villages in northern Samaria. It
was imposed after an Israeli bus
came under fire in the area. An
Israeli woman passenger was
wounded.
Meanwhile, Yosef Martin, the
20 year-old Israeli soldier stab-
bed 'earlier this month near the
Damascus Gate in the Old City,
was taken off the critical list at
Haddasah hospital on Mt.
Scopus, where he had undergone
emergency surgery.
Martin, a tank commander on
active duty was strolling with
his woman friend, Yael Hayoun,
20, a soldier from Yavneel.
Neither of them was in uniform.
The assailant who plunged a
kitchen knife into Martin's
back, escaped.
The stabbing was the second
near the Damascus Gate within
a week. The first victim, Ovadia
Bruchin, 60, remains hos-
pitalized but is recovering.
Police investigating both attacks
have made no arrests so far.

Father and Son MKS
Differ, Remain Close

BY SIMON GRIVER

Special to The Jewish News

pt. ..entronte.

g. now newly remodeled

Nepotism has never had any
place within Israel's political
system. However, the Burg fam-
ily currently has both father
and son in positions of power
within the national unity gov-
ernment.
Dr. Yosef Burg is one of Is-
'rael's best known politicians.
Minister of Religious Affairs
and leader of the National Reli-
gious Party, he has sat in the
Knesset since its inception in
1949 and has served as a minis-
ter in virtually every cabinet
since 1951.
His son, 30-year-old Avraham
Burg was recently appointed as
Prime Minister Shimon Peres'
Personal Advisor on Diaspora
Affairs and is tipped as one of
the future leaders of the Labor
Party. Avraham Burg has
reached his position of responsi-
bility through merit rather than
favoritism, and indeed he has
often been an outspoken critic of
his father's party.
The elder Burg was born in
Dresden, Germany in 1909. He
is both a doctor of philosophy
from the University of Leipzig
and a rabbi from the Berlin
Seminary. he came to Palestine
in 1939, leaving behind his par-
ents who perished in the

Holocaust. Over the years Burg
has served as Minister of
Health, Communications, Social
Welfare and the Interior.
Yosef Burg sees himself as a
symbol of Israeli continuity
whereas his opponents charge
that the fact that his NRP party
has been prepared to serve
under both Labor and Likud led
governments, signifies not a
readiness to compromise in the
national interest but a desire to
sell themselves to the highest
bidder to protect minority reli-
gious intersts.
Despite their deep political
differences, Avraham Burg can-
not be coaxed into criticizing his
father. We do not have a politi-
cal relationship," he says. "My
father has always been a father
first and a politician after that.
Even if he is extremely busy I
always know _I can phone my
father and he will make time to
talk over any problems I might
have. I may not agree with my
father's political philsophy but I
am proud to be a Burg."
Avraham Burg attributes his
good relations with his father to
his mother Rivka Burg's refusal
to allow politics to enter their.,
home.
"My mother was boss at

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