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November 28, 1986 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-28

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It's too dangerous.
"I learn to appreciate much
more now that Israel is a
Jewish State. Again, it's a
fact that I took for granted
when I lived there. It's for
sure, I go downstairs, there is
a Jewish friend and this is a
Jewish teacher and here's a
Jewish prime minister. Ev-
erything is Jewish. It's a
thing that we mustn't take
for granted, it's something
very unique."
Omri will return to Israel
in time for the Chanukah va-
cation, then must complete
his senior year of high school;
he gets no credit for his
schooling here. After a two-
week vacation next summer,
he must enter the army and
serve for three years. Man-
datory military service is a
major difference between Is-
raelis and Americans, Omri
feels, as is the two nation's
relative security concerns.
At one of Bob Mellen's Op-
timist Club meetings, Omri
reports, he was asked, "What
do you need to do to cross the
border to Lebanon?" or "What
is the procedure if you want
to go visit Jordan?"
"I told them I just need to
take a tank and weapons and
invade Lebanon if I want to
see Lebanon," he said with a
laugh.
"This is a matter that for a
lot of Americans, it's difficult
to understand. Because you
have here the Ambassador
Bridge over the Detroit
River, and you just want to
cross to Canada you go and
the Canadian (customs agent)
asks you, 'You are American?
You say, 'Yeah, yeah' and
'O.K., have a nice day.'
"It's difficult to, explain
what it means, 'border.' To
explain that border is the
border between death and
life. Behind the border, on
the Israeli side, is the life, if
you cross it, the death. Be-
tween it there are mines, and
there are bombs and there
are soldiers, there are fences.
It's just very difficult to ex-
plain to people that the
enemy is somewhere — (like)
a big Soviet Union.
"(The U.S.) has a war
sometime in Nicaragua, in
Viet Nam, you never had war
in America. The Israeli idea
— the Army, this is the bar-
rier, this is the distinguish
between death and life.
Without the army I couldn't
now speak with you. You can
see it in the Israeli society.
The officer in the army gets a
very high prestige, because
the Israelis understand,
without the army, we won't
exist. So it was very difficult
to explain it to the Ameri-
cans."
Omri's Leo Baeck High
School, where his activities
led to his nomination for the
current exchange program, is
a public school, but the build-
ing is owned by the World
Union of the Reform move-
ment and includes a Reform

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