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May 29, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-05-29

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UP FRONT

Report Of Shcharansky Visit
Has Detroit Officials Guessing

Staff Report

A Highland Park man who
believes he is Natan Shcharansky's
uncle hopes the former Soviet dissi-
dent will come to Detroit this
weekend. City and state officials are
checking their calendars and wonder-
ing if he will. And one Detroiter is
sure of the Shcharansky visit, so sure
that he told the Detroit Free Press last
Sunday that Natan will appear at the
Holocaust Memorial Center's dedica-
tion of its Garden of the Righteous
and has meetings scheduled with
Senator Carl Levin, Governor James
Blanchard and Mayor Coleman
. Young.
Unfortunately, none of those
meetings have been scheduled. Both

Young and Blanchard will be out of
the state this weekend. Levin's office
was approached by a man seeking to
schedule a meeting with Shcharan-
sky but did not get a requested letter.
The Shcharansky visit idea was ap-
parently generated at the Yom
Hashoah observance a month ago at
the Jewish Community Center. A
Detroiter, Gerald Haran, met Wolf
Offman of Highland Park, who
believes he is Shcharansky's uncle.
Haran introduced himself to many of-
ficials at the Yom Hashoah obser-
vance, and stated that Shcharansky
would be coming to Sunday's 1 p.m.
garden dedication. Among those he
approached were Levin, Rabbi

Continued on Page 32

Vladimir Magarik, right, appealed for his son's release from a SOviet prison at the
Soviet Jewry concert last week at Adat Shalom Synagogue. With him at the concert
was Detroiter Leonid Makar-Limanov.

Current Chicken Squawk
Has Kosher Butchers Broiling

DAVID HOLZEL

Staff Writer

While kosher chicken may be
finger lickin' good, there are no
studies to indicate that it contains
less salmonella when it comes off the
production line than non-kosher
birds, according to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture's Food Safety and
Inspection Service.
In the wake of the recent poultry
scare, Jews and non-Jews alike have
been flocking to kosher butchers in
search of a bacteria-free pulke. But
Uncle Sam can find little difference
in the way kosher and non-kosher
poultry are processed.
This charge has set local kosher

butchers clucking. "The USDA has no
idea of preparation for kosher,"
argued Michael Cohen of New
Orleans Kosher Meats. "There has
been no salmonella poisoning in any
kosher poultry whatsoever."
A report issued May 12 by the Na-
tional Academy of Sciences said that
millions of Americans suffer food
poisoning each year from con-
taminated chickens. Chemicals in the
chicken feed are blamed. But the
main culprit blamed in the report is
the production line, where the
chickens can come into contact with
fecal matter or other tainting.
Over 90 percent of Detroit's
kosher chickens come from Empire

Continued on Page 32

Bellow Says Israel Fuels
Anti-Semitism In the U.S.

The Israeli government has in-
creased the level of anti-Semitism in
the United States by its involvement
in the Jonathan Jay Pollard spy case,
according to author Saul Bellow.
Bellow told journalists in Haifa
where he was attending an interna-
tional conference on his work that
Israel's use of Pollard for espionage
was "a piece of foolishness and
recklessness" which did not take in-
to consideration its potential impact
on U.S. Jewry. Pollard, an American
Jew, was recently sentenced to life im-
prisonment for spying for Israel.
"If the Israeli government had a

natural interest in the American
Jewish community;' said Bellow, "it
should protect it from such pitfalls!'
He said anti-Semitism has recently
been increasing in the United States
and the Pollard affair is the sort of
event anti-Semites would seize upon.
Asked why he prefers to live in
the United States rather than in
Israel, Bellow said, "I resent the rules
of Orthodoxy and like to live in a land
where I can't be reached by its long
and fossilized arm!' He added that he
discerned a "very objectionable"
danger of Israel becoming a theocratic
state.

ROUND UP

Barbie Ordered
Back To Court

Paris (JTA) — Klaus Barbie
was returned to court under
protest Tuesday to be formally
identified by six witnesses who
recalled in horrifying detail
their arrest, torture and depor-
tation more than 40 years ago
at the hands of the former
Gestapo chief known as "the
butcher of Lyon."
After each recital Barbie,
almost a bizarre caricature of
the unrepentant, defiant Nazi,
stated "Ich babe nichts zu
Sagen Herr President" a have
nothing to say, Mr. President)
when asked by court President
Andre Cerdini if he had any
comments.
Barbie, on trial for crimes
against humanity, took advan-
tage of French law which allows

a defendant to be absent from
court when on May 13, the se-
cond day of his trial, he
demanded to be returned to St.
Joseph prison for the trial dura-
tion. But the law also allows the
court to order his return, by
force if necessary.

Pollard Probes
Deliver Findings

Jerusalem — Two Israeli com-
missions of inquiry cleared all
of Israel's leaders of any
knowledge or involvement in
the Pollard spy scandal.
In conclusions reached Tues-
day, neither the parliamentary
investigation led by MK Abba
Eban, nor the government-
appointed team of former Chief
of Staff Zvi Tzur and lawyer
Yehoshua Rotenstreich, recom-

mended that anyone on the
political or operational level be
punished.
The committees did say that
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, Foreign Minister
Shimon Peres, Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin and
former Defense Minister Moshe
Arens bore ministerial respon-
sibility for operations con-
ducted by their subordinates.

Arabs Riot
In Jerusalem

Jerusalem (JTA)

Jerusalem police re inforced

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by border police fought street
battles with hundred of Arab
youths throwing rocks and
bottles last weekend in the
worst anti-Israel rioting to
sweep the Old City in 20
years.

It began Saturday on the
final weekend of the Moslem
Feast of Ramadan as
thousands of Arabs gathered
at the Thmple Mount for
prayer at the El Aksa and
Dome of the Rock mosques.
In the narrow, winding
streets and main
thoroughfares traversing the
city, objects of every descrip-
tion were hurled at Israel
vehicles, including police cars.
Police dispersed the mobs
with tear gas. No serious in-
juries were reported, however,
and damage was mostly to
windows and windshields.
The unrest was attributed
to the approaching 20th an-
niversary celebrations of the
reunification of Jerusalem
and the start of the Six-Day
War on June 5, 1967.

Pollards Get
Contributions

Washington — The parents of
Jonathan Pollard confirmed
that they received $150,000 in
private contributions from
Israel to help pay the legal ex-
penses of their son and
daughter-in-law, Anne
Henderson-Pollard.

Dr. and Mrs. Morris Pollard
said that $100,000 of the money
collected went to pay their son's
Washington lawyer, while the
other $50,000 went to pay their
daughter-in-law's lawyer.

Jonathan Jay Pollard was
sentenced to life in prison last
March after pleading guilty to
spying for Israel. His wife
received a five-year sentence on
lesser charges.

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