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September 04, 1987 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-04

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INSIGHT I

Ex-Hostage

Continued from preceding Page

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men with strong pro Arab
sympathies who have made
missionary or educational ac-
tivity among the Arabs their
life's work. They were ardent
advocates of the Arab cause
even before their captivity.
Yet, although their suffer-
ings during their detention
were intense, with the-excep-
tion of Father Janco, the frail
Roman Catholic priest who
was one of the three released
in the Irangate swap of arms
for hostages, the freed
hostages generally have
taken pro-Arab stands critical
of Israel.
One of the trio, Rev. Ben-
jamin F. Weir, a Presbyterian
missionary in Lebanon for 30
years, who was elected presi-
dent of the Presbyterian
Church U.S.A., apparently re-
tains his pro-Arab orientation
despite the hardships he suf-
fered in captivity. At the
Church's General Assembly
in July, he successfully oppos-
ed a proposal in a Church
declaration on the Jews that
would have recognized their
right to the Land of Israel.
Jeremy Levin, the only
other kidnapped newspaper-
man to gain his release — and
under circumstances strik-
ingly similar to those in
Glass's case — has, in his
public expressions, taken
what many consider to be a
pro-Arab line in that he seeks
to justify Arab terrorism by
the need for redress of Arab
grievances such as the plight
of the Palestinians. Levin
comes from a well-known Or-
thodox Jewish family in
Detroit.
With the possible exception
of Levin, in view of their
earlier pro Arab stance, none
of these ex-hostages could be
considered victims of the fam-
ed Stockholm Syndrome — a
condition prevalent among a
large proportion of victims of
political hijackings.

AMPAL Earning
Reported Up

New York — Ampal-Amer-
ican Israel Corp. reported
that revenues for the quarter
ended June 30, 1987 increas-
ed 13.4 percent to
$29,752,000, up from
$26,237,000 for the same
period in 1986.
Revenues for the first six
months of 1987 increased 9.7
percent to $58,038,000, up
from $52,992,000 for the
same period in 1986.
Amp'al-American Israel
Corp. is a New York-based cor-
poration principally engaged
in financing and investing in
Israel.

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