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February 21, 1986 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-02-21

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30 Friday, February 21, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

A

Are You Israeli?

CHAI Institute

RIA
MEMOL
THE
O
TO
Shcharansky
AMERICAN Continued from Page 1
CANCER
ing with them after five years of
internment. Immediately after
SOCIETY
this meeting, I was put back in
'normal' conditions.
WILL HELP so-called
"Then, on Dec. 25 last year,
IN THE
they again sent me to the hospital.
was a good sign because I
CONQU_ ST It thought
preparing to
my mother and
OF CANCER. show me they to were

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brother once more.
"During the past month-and-
a-half, I received many dozens of
injections of all types of vitamins,
my heart became much better
thanks to medicine. But what was
specially important was the food
— I gained almost 10 kilos (22
pounds). So the packaging is
much better now."
The first hint that something
unusual was afoot came at 11 on
Monday morning last week — the
day before his release — when
Anatoly Shcharansky was sitting
in his cell reading a work by the
German writer Schiller.
- "I was suddenly taken from the
cell. All my prison clothes were
removed and they gave me civi-
lian clothes. I understood then
that something extraordinary
was being prepared. Then I was
taken to the airport accompanied
by four KGB men and we flew
from Perm (where his labor camp
was sited) to Moscow.
"Then, when we took off from
Moscow I understood that some-
thing very pleasant was in store:

Judging from the sun, I could tell
that our direction was west."
"After about two hours, I con-
cluded we must be near the Soviet
border and I demanded to know
what was happening.
"Finally, one of the KGB men
announced that he had the
authority to declare that the Sup-
reme Soviet of the Soviet Union
had deprived me of my Soviet citi-
zenship for my very bad behavior
— for 'behavior undermining the
honor of Soviet citizenship' — and
that as an American spy I was
being expelled from the Soviet
Union.
"I made a statement in re-
sponse. Firstly, I said that I was
deeply satisfied that 13 years
after asking to be deprived of
Soviet citizenship, my demand
was being met. Secondly, I re-
peated that my activities as a
Jewish activist had nothing to do
with espionage or any other
crimes of which I was accused."
Still, the KGB guards refused to
tell him where they were heading,
but soon after the plane landed, he
noticed a sign that indicated they
were in East Germany.
"That was a little disappointing
because I realized I would not be
seeing Avital immediately. When
the the plane stopped, one of the
KGB men said, 'We have a last
request to you. Over there is a car.
Please go directly to it because we

.

Lebanon

Continued from Page 1

Premier Shimon Peres on pers of the Beirut Jews call them-
Tuesday vowed that Israel would selves "The Organization of the
continue the search and other op- Oppressed of the World," but ac-
erations in south Lebanon until cording to the experts, Hasballah
its objectives are achieved. "Israel operates under a variety of names
and
will exhaust every possibility to in order to create confusion
deflect
blame.
find them. Every person in Israel
The Israeli experts say the
is a world on his own and dear to
latest rash of kidnappings has
us all," Peres said.
Defense Minister Yitzhak Ra- ajigered Amal, the main militia
bin, who visited the scene of the and political organization of the
ambush, told reporters Tuesday Shiite majority in south Lebanon.
that large caches of arms have The extremists are trying to show
been uncovered in many south up Amal as soft on Israel, the ex-
Lebanon villages being searched perts say. Amal was the chief
for the missing soldiers. He said source of attacks on the IDF when
that when the operation is com- it still occupied south Lebanon
pleted, the IDF troops and equip- but became more restrained after
ment will be returned to routine the IDF left. ,
In Washington, the state De-
duties in Israel. Only a small
number of IDF personnel will re- partment urged Israel and Leba-
main in the .security zone to act as non to work out security 'ar-
liaison and instructors with the rangements along their common
border.
' SLA, Rabin said.
But spokesman Bernard Kalb
He said the 3-to-12-mile secu-
rity belt, established when the had no suggestions on how this
IDF pulled out of Lebanon last could be accomplished even
June, had proved its worth. He though the United States has
added, however, that it has be- been urging such security ar-
come obvious that the defense rangements for the last four
methods and equipment used years.
"We regret the incidents and
must be changed.
During the operation Tuesday, remain concerned about the con-
helicopters showered leaflets on tinuing violence -in south Leba-
Lebanese towns and villages non," Kalb said He noted that the
warning the population not to be area had been quiet since last
drawn into hostile activities summer blit in recent months
there has been an increase in in-
against the IDF.
According to Israeli experts cidents.
There were reports Wednesday
familiar with the Shiite popula-
tion, the kidnappings of the that UN peacekeeping troops
soldiers and the taking of hos- tried to halt the Israeli sweeps by
tages from among the tiny Jewish establishing roadblockg and
community in Beirut — three checkpoints, but the IDF 'units
have already been slain — is the used alternate roads to bypass the
, work of Hasballah. The kidnap- UN troops:

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