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June 24, 1988 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-06-24

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Labor Zionists Back
Mideast Compromise

STAFF REPORT

L

abor Zionist Alliance
of Metropolitan Detroit
has urged Israel to ac-
cept the possibility of a
demilitarized Palestinian
state within the West Bank
and Gaza Strip.
In a six-point resolution
passed June 21, the organiza-
tion urges Israelis and
Palestinians to compromise to
reach peace.
While not calling for the
creation of a Palestinian
state, the resolution calls for
Israel to recognize that this is
a demand Palestinians are
likely to bring to the bargain-
ing table and is a possible out-
come of negotiations, accor-
ding to Sheryl King, an in-
itiator of the resolution.
The Labor Zionist state-
ment supports an interna-
tional peace conference
leading to direct negotiations
between Israel and the Arabs.
Israel should accept Palesti-
nian delegates to the con-
ference as chosen by West
Bank and Gaza Strip
residents, according to LZA.
At the same time, the
resolution urges Palestinian
leaders to publicly recognize
Israel and to cease calling for
the Jewish state's
destruction.
Jews and Arabs in Detroit
should meet to discuss means
of furthering the peace pro-
cess, the resolution said.
"We are committed to
Israel's continued existence
as a secure, open and
democratic Jewish state," the
resolution said. "We find the
position of the Likud-led
Israeli government to be con-
trary to the advancement of
Zionism and democracy."
King said the purpose of the
resolution was not as much to
influence Israel's policy as to

Sherman Elected
To UJA Board

Detroiter Jane Sherman
has been elected to the
United Jewish Appeal Board
of Trustees. A UJA national
vice chairman, Sherman
returns to the board after a
two-year hiatus.
Co-general chairman of the
1988 and 1989 Allied Jewish
Campaigns, Sherman is
chairman of the Jewish
Welfare Federation's Israel
and Overseas Committee, and
a past president and former
Campaign chairman of
Federation's Women's
Division.

stimulate local discussion
and action.
"It will show people that
American Jews do not speak
with one voice and don't
necessarily agree with the
Israeli government," she said.

AJCongress Has
Frenkel Meeting

Phil Baum, national
associate executive director of
American Jewish Congress,
will speak at the annual Rose
Frenkel meeting on
Wednesday.
The annual Rose Frenkel
meeting is sponsored by a
memorial fund established by

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her daughter, Sheila Eliman,
in tribute to her late mother's
devotion to the American
Jewish Congress.
The program will take place
at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek at 7 p.m. beginning
with a reception.
There is no charge for the
program, and the public is in-
vited. For reservations, con-
tact Ida Burstein, 557-4228.
The officers of the Detroit
Chapter of the American
Jewish Congress include:
Gerald Cook, president; Rose
Schwartz, vice president;
Alvin Friedman, treasurer;
Elma Rader, secretary;
Lillian Weisberg; Ms. Burs-
tein; Marian Shiffman; and
Alvin Kushner.

Arms Smuggler
Is Arrested

Athens (JTA) — A Palesti-
nian was arrested Monday
trying to smuggle arms and
explosives aboard a car ferry
sailing to Israel.
The man, identified as
Omar Sofrini, was driving a
Mercedes. An inspection of
the car, reportedly prompted
by Israeli security agents at
Piraeus, the port of Athens,
uncovered concealed weapons
and explosives.

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