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October 28, 1988 - Image 58

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-28

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Jerusalem (JTA) — A
rumored new devaluation of
the shekel has triggered a
demand for black market
dollars.
Shekels are now selling 1.9
shekels to the dollar, more
than 15 percent of the official
rate of 1.6 shekels.
The official rate has been in
effect since the shekel was
devalued by 10 percent in
January 1987.
Rumors have spread that
the government again plans
to reduce the value of the
shekel, even though Finance
Minister Moshe Nissim is
known to be opposed.
Nissim believes a new
devaluation now would not be
good timing, since Israel now
has a healthy dollar reserve..
Economists agree that it is
folly to buy black dollars at
the higher rate because the
government is not expected to
devaluate the shekel at more
than 10 percent.
Nevertheless, expectations
of devaluation have caused
the private sector to send
large amounts of its foreign
currency holdings overseas.
According to figures re-
leased by the Bank of Israel,
the country's central bank,
businessmen have shipped
$420 million in foreign cur-
rency abroad, compared to
$600 million worth imported
into Israel during the first six
months of the year.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1988

Musicians
Remember
Kristallnacht

Rome (JTA) — Musicians in
six European countries
united across the airwaves
recently night to perform a
tone poem composed to mark
the 50th anniversary of
Kristallnacht.
"Crystal Psalms" was writ-
ten by composer Alvin Cur-
ran and performed on radio
by violists in Copenhagen,
cellists in Amsterdam, trom-
bonists in Frankfurt, sax-
ophonists in Paris, flutists in
Vienna and clarinetists' in
Rome.
Curran mixed the incoming
sounds and beamed them out
to radio stations across
Europe from a studio in Ita-
ly's RAI state broadcasting
company in Rome.
Curran initiated the project
to reunite Europe for an hour
to revive memories of the
Nazi atrocities that took place
in Berlin and other cities

beginning on the night of
Nov. 9, 1938.
The piece included the
sounds of the shofar, the
voices of Jewish children, the
sounds of glass being
smashed, a chant in Yiddish
and the music of a synagogue
choir.

AIDS Cases
Declining

Jerusalem (JTA) — The in-
cidence of AIDS in Israel is
decreasing from year to year,
a reversal of the worldwide
trend, a specialist in the
disease reported here.
Dr. Shlomo Maayan, head of
the AIDS clinic at Hadas-
sah-Hebrew University Medi-
cal Center in Ein Kerem,
reported at a three-day health
symposium that - AIDS
peaked in Israel in 1986,
when 15 active cases were
diagnosed.
The number of new active
cases declined to 13 in 1987
and nine have been reported
so far this year. The 1988
total is expected to reach no
more than 11.
Maayan attributes the
lower incidence of AIDS to
greater caution on the part
homosexuals and intravenous
drug users who are at high
risk for the disease. AIDS is
invariably fatal and there is
still no cure.
Maayan also noted that all
blood donations during the
past few years have been
tested for AIDS antibodies
before being approved for use.
lb date, 63 cases of AIDS
have been confirmed in
Israel, approximately 12 per
one million population.

Jewish Agency
Criticizes Nudel
And Sharansky

Jerusalem (JTA) — The
treasurer of the Jewish Agen-
cy for Israel recently attacked
former prisoners of Zion
Natan Sharansky and Ida
Nudel for their frequent
criticism of the immigrant
absorption process for Soviet
immigrants to Israel.
Speaking at a meeting of
the Jewish Agency Board of
Governors in Tiberias, Meir
Shitrit charged that Sharan-
sky and Nudel are "spoiled,"
and said their comments were
detrimental to efforts to bring
more immigrants from the
Soviet Union.
Shitrit said that with the
funds given to each Soviet im-
migrant, three Israeli
families could be prevented
from emigrating.

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