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Your editorial approval (Feb. not only the City of Detroit but its
28) of the ratification by the U.S. environs.
In reference to the disturbing
Senate of the UN 1948 convention
banning genocide is well taken. activities in Southfield, Far-
But your chiding the Senate for mington Hills, and West Bloom-
the reservation that the World field, let me note that "Animal
Court could not entertain pro- House" type shenanigans aren't
real life and must be addressed if
ceedings against the U.S. without
we want our adolescents to grow
the latter's consent is mistaken.
And, of all things, your comparing into responsible, loving, and car-
this reservation with a right to be ing adults. One way that this can
given one accused of murder to de- be accomplished is through the
termine the course of indictment Jewish community. It offers so a
and conviction, borders on the much in the way of combining
thoughtless and is very poor taste myriad of activities for people of
and even odious.
I think that we adults need to
It is an elementary principle of
law that a sovereign entity is, reaffirm our belief in family and
with few exceptions, immune to civic unity. No, it doesn't always
law suits against it. An American work, but it's stressing the posit-
citizen cannot sue his own gov- ive, and in the long run reducing
ernment without its consent. time for negative thoughts and
Would you have foreign entities activities.
I appeal to those that wish to
or individuals, too many of whom
are sworn enemies of this country, involve themselves in activities
harrass the U. S. by suing us in that could lead to a lifetime of
the World Court? In a legitimate heartache. As a young adult who
cause where objective justice has has learned through my own mis-
to be applied and proper remedies takes as well as the mistakes of
determined, the U. S. in the inter- others, I would hope that this in-
est of such justice could readily sight will help you gain a better
agree to submit to such jurisdic- appreciation for the positive, and
the exciting adventures that life
tion but not otherwise.
For imagine a situation that has to offer.
our government, driven to dis-
traction by the murder of Ameri-
cans or their abduction by the ter-
rorists, finally decided to clean up Thank You From
Shatilla and Sabra, the refugee A. Shcharansky
camps in Lebanon, a lair of wild
To all my friends — those in the
inhuman terrorists raised and
trained by the PLO for a genera- Free World and those still waiting
tion past to prey upon defenseless to be free:
men, women and school children.
There .are no words to
And that this government offered adequately express to all of you,
to resettle these refugees in Arab my utmost thanks for the support
lands to live productive lives; but you have given to my wife Avital,
the Arabs refused to co-operate/In during the many years of the
such event America would pro- struggle for my freedom.
ceed on its own to find suitable
Although the KGB never
places for such resettlement, and allowed me the pleasure of receiv-
use force, if necessary, to effect ing your mail, somehow I could
sense the constancy and tremen-
dous outpouring on my behalf. If I
' MI one imagine the hue and
cry that Yassir Arafat and his ilk could, I would write a letter of
would raise, and charge the U. S., thanks to each of you personally.
indeed, with genocide and hail us
I want to let you know how
to the World Court. It is against proud I am to have finally reached
such contingency that the reser- my homeland — Israel. You, the
vation in question proposes to people of the Free World helped
guard against. And it is right and me to reach my goal.
Our fight must go on. Iosef
Asher Severinsky Begun and all the Prisoners of
Conscience, Ida Nudel, Vladimir
Slepak and all the former Pris-
An Appeal To
oners of Conscience, every Jew in
the Soviet Union who wishes to
leave must be given that right.
This is in response to the article
Together we will do it.
"The New Teenage Playgrounds"
from the Feb. 21st issue.
I would like to express my con-
cern for those wishing to involve
themselves in a group called
"Young Jewish Boys Incorpo- SAGES Plan
rated." The so-called "Young Boys In Second Year
Incorporated" of Detroit are not
only involved in drugs, but violent
New York (JTA) — Yeshiva
crimes including rape and mur- University's Project SAGES,
der. I have met members of YBI, which bridges the generation
and they are serious about their gap by providing education to
illegal activities. They will stop at the young through their service
nothing to get what they want, to the old, has entered its second
and will create emotional and year.
physical disturbances for those
SAGES, an acronym 'for
who interfere with their goals. Strengthening Another Genera-
They have no loyalties. Members tion Through Education and
of this Detroit group have been Service, matches students at
and will continue to be prosecuted Yeshiva's high school, college,
to the fullest extent of the law be- and rabbinical school with el-
cause they are a definite threat to derly people for weekly visits.