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February 28, 1986 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-02-28

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Black-Jewish
Unity Urged

THE JEWISH NEWS

Page 11

FEBRUARY 28, 1986

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

THIS ISSUE 50c

The Wizard Of Amman

American diplomatic envoy who
dreams of making a "breakthrough"
and then returning to Kansas.
The travelers have a cominqn
destination — the Wonderful Wizard
of Jordan, King Hussein. They have

ANALYSIS

Yasir Arafat and King Hussein during
closer times in 1983.

BY ZE'EV CHAFETS

Special to The Jewish News

Every year at about this time,
there is a procession along the Yellow
Brick Road that leads to Amman, that
Middle Eastern Oz. The supplicants
include cowardly Palestinian lions
from the West Bank who come seek-
ing courage; Israeli tin-statesmen,
hoping to find a loving partner; jour-
nalistic scarecrows in search of a
story; and, of course, a credulous

heard tales of the wizard's wisdom,
moderation and impeccable tailoring;
and they fervently believe that he
can, if he so chooses, make their
dreams come true.
At first, they are not disap-
pointed. The wizard receives them in
his splendid palace, dazzles them with
his royal hospitality and promises to
help. But as months go by, the
supplicants are forced to conclude
that nothing is happening. Can it be,
they wonder, that Hussein has let
them down?
The wizard shrugs with resigna-
tion. He would like to do more, but
unfortunately his powers are cir-
cumscribed by the Wicked Witch of
the North, Hafez Assad; the Wicked
Witch of the East, the Ayatollah

Continued on Page 25

Flint's Michael Pelavin
To Head National Unit

New York — Michael A. Pelavin
of Flint was elected chair of the Na-
tional Jewish Community Relations
Advisory Council during the
-NKRAC's annual plenary session

last week. David Lebenbom, former
president of Detroit's Jewish Com-
munity Council, was elected a vice
chairman.
The NJCRAC is the national
coordinating body for Jewish commu-
nity relations, comprised of 11 na-
tional and 113 local Jewish commu-
nity relations agencies.
Pelavin told the NJCRAC that he
hoped to devote his energies to prom-
citing the Jewish community relations
field's domestic social agenda.
"In these times when the Ad-
ministration and many members of
Congress are talking about cutting
lifelines that are essential for protect-
ing our nation's disadvantaged citi-
zens, I believe it is more important
-than ever to stand up for the basic
principles of fairness, pid, equity

-

which have guided the NJCRAC's ac-
tivities for more than four decades.
American. Jews understand full well
the degree to which the harmony of
any society can be jeopardized by eco-
nomic deprivation."
Pelavin becomes the NJCRAC's

Continued on Page 25

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Anniversaries
78
Births
81
Business
88
Classified Ads
4
Editorials
,
70
Engagements
102
()Atones
2
Purely Commentary
55
Danny Raskin
79
Singles
44
Synagogues
83
Women
76
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