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February 06, 1987 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-02-06

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lems, with the educational
component including segments
on Detroit blacks, Chaldeans,
Asian-Americans, "and possi-
bly the Vincent Chin case and
the Dearborn parks situation."
Chin was a Chinese-
American who was beaten to
death. In Dearborn, the city
banned non-residents from its
parks, an action which out-
raged Detroit's black commu-
World of Difference is based
on an ADL program that origi-
nated in Boston in 1985. De-
troit, Miami, Houston and
Philadelphia are initiating the
program this year, and the
plan was to have it produced in
33 major U.S. cities within five
years. "It now looks like that is
a conservative estimate and a
conservative timetabl e ,"
Lobenthal told The Jewish
News. Several communities,
including Cleveland, Ohio, and
Rochester, N.Y., have found
sponsors and are moving ahead
of the projected timetable.
"Our leadership requested
being in the first group after
the pilot (in Boston)," Lobent-
hal said. There was no specific
incidents or conditions in De-
troit that led to the request,
"but this is the 20th anniver-

sary year of the civil disorders
in Detroit. We did not, how-
ever, look around and say, 'Oh,
gee, we need to do this proj-
ect.' " He said the emphasis
will be on understanding,
rather than on prejudice.
Lobenthal called the com-
mittment of Channel 4 and the
Free Press "extraordinary,"
with both organizations com-
mitting all of their depart-
ments to the effort. "If Channel
4 sells every major program in
this project," he said, "they are
still going to be out a bundle."
Channel 4 and theFreePress
have commissioned Market
Opinion Research to do a study
of the local attitudes as one of
their first projects. Some 1,200
five-minute telephone inter-
views and 500 in-depth inter-
views will be conducted. The
over-all World of Difference
project may conduct a post-
project survey next year to
gauge its effectiveness.
Another component in the
planning stage is a speaker
series which would bring four
major personalities to Detroit.
Among those mentioned by the
planners are Nobel Peace Prize
winner Elie Wiesel and former
Texas congresswoman Bar-
bara Jordan.


Israel Names Shomron
As New Army Chief

Applegate Square • North western Hwy. at Inkster Road

Aviv (JTA) — Maj. Gen.
Dan Shomron, a versatile
career soldier who command-
ed the airborne hostage
rescue operation at Entebbe,
Uganda, in 1976, was ap-
proved by the Cabinet last
Sunday as the next Chief of
Staff of the Israel Defense
Shomron, 49, will succeed
Lt. Gen. Moshe Levy after In-
dependence Day next May to
become the 14th Chief of
Staff. His appointment caps
a military career which began
in 1956 when, called up for
duty, he volunteered for the
Since then, he has had ex-
perience in peacetime and war
in the airborne and ground in-
fantry, the armored corps and
other combat branches of the
IDF. He was decorated for
bravery during the 1967 Six-
Day War when he command-
ed a reconnaissance unit that
was the first to break through
Egyptian lines in the Gaza
Strip and northern Sinai.
Born in 1937 at Kibbutz
Ashdod Yaacov, Shomron is
described by colleagues as an
officer of exceptional bravery,
innovative vision and exten-
sive experience in the com-
mand and organization of
military units both large and
He is considered eminently


An CI-I I\ I 1A/

suited to guide the IDF into
the last decade of the century
when military forces will rely
increasingly on high tech-
nology. Shomron has repeat-
edly expressed himself in
favor of a small army equip-
ped with the most sophisti-
cated weaponry over a large
force with less advanced
equipment and methods.
He has spoken out against
the Lavi jet fighter plane
project on grounds that the
money allotted to it would be
better spent on purchasing
state-of-the-art equipment
abroad, improved with
Israeli-made components.
As commander of the
southern front in 1980,
Shomron had the distasteful
job of evacuating Jewish set-
tlers from northern Sinai
which was to be returned to
Egypt under the terms of the
IsraelEgyptian peace treaty
of 1979. He also played a ma-
jor role in the redeployment
of the IDF from Sinai to new
bases in the Negev.
Shomron was studying at
the University of California in
Los Angeles when the Leb-
anon war broke out in June
1982. He returned home im-
mediately but was not given
a command because of the op-
position of then Chief of Staff
Lt. Gen. Rafael Eitan.
Shomron has not been a



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