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an associate of Henrietta
Szold in early Palestinian
Yishuv tasks, especially in
the establishment of Youth
Aliyah by Hadassah and in
the settlement of tens of
thousands of youth rescued
from the Nazis. His sister
Shulamit Katznelson, a
University of Michigan Ph.D.,
was a pioneer in the
establishment of ulpanim for
the integration of new settlers
to Israel.
Tamir and Katznelson are
unforgettable names.

Hate-Provoking:
NBC on TV,
Free Press

While "Jews ARE News —
Always," there were a few
days of, respite. Many already
believed that perhaps the
media, in all their classifica-
tions, will now turn to
enlightening traders and
listeners on the basic issues
affecting this nation, with an
emphasis on fact and a shun-
ning of fiction. But the
menace of hate-spreading oc-
casionally crops out in a crav-
ing for sensationalism. It did
in the last few days.
An
Anti-Defamation
League criticism properly
calls to task the producers of
the televised NBC program in
which Israel and Israelis

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emerge in a very bad light. It
is the immensity of the half-
truths of that program and
the failure to adhere to facts,
it is the one-sidedness of the
theme as NBC portrayed it
that was awful. Hopefully, the
ADL protest will be heard
and read.
The Detroit Free Press
series that attempted to "ex-
pose" prejudice against Arabs
was much worse. The writer
was in the digging business,
drawing upon stories like the
Los Angeles murder of an
Arab and the claim that the
responsibility lay with the
Jewish Defense League —
which denied it — and
equating the murder of Leon
Klinghoffer with the still un-
proven L.A. accusation.
Perhaps it was the feud-
among Arabs themselves that
can be traced to the L.A.
murder?
The entire Free Press series
was so smeared with all-too-
often aims at prejudicing good
relations with Jews, that it
was appalling!
Would that Arabs
themselves had registered the
critical regrets over the Free
Press articles. They not only
failed to introduce factual
needs for establishing the
best relations among all
citizens, it helped to fan suspi-
cion bordering on hatred. The
series was not to the credit of
the best in journalism.

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New York (JTA) — Although
Alabama Gov. Guy Hunt said
he jokes about it with his
Jewish friends, leaders of
Alabama's Jewish communi-
ty said they found little
humor in the Governor's
remark at a local peach
festival last week that "I
never tried to Jew" a peach
farmer over the price of his
fruit.
Immediately following the
remark, a reporter asked
Hunt if some Jews might be
-offended. Hunt replied, "I
joke about that with my
Jewish friends all the time."
"He stuck his foot in his
mouth and then he kept
chewing on it," said Rabbi
David Nesson of Congrega-
tion Agadath Israel in Mon-
tgomery, Ala. Nesson was
also referring to Hunt's
apology, which many found as
offensive as his original
remark.
In it, Hunt said, "I have
studied history and have
great respect and regard for

the business success of the
Jewish people." He added that
"I was raised and taught and
believe the people of Israel to
be God's chosen and special
people."
In addition to protests from
the Jewish community, the
remarks have drawn scrutiny
from the press on Hunt's
background. Elected in
November 1986, Hunt is the
first Republican Governor in
Alabama in 112 years.
Although he was the dark
horse candidate, his cam-
paign got a much-needed
boost from an illegal vote
crossing-over scandal in the
Democratic primary which
discredited the Democratic
candidate, former Alabama
Lt. Gov. Bill Baxley.
Hunt comes from the tiny
northern Alabama town of
Holly Pond, where he was a
farmer and a fundamentalist
lay preacher in a Baptist
church where he continues to
preach.

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