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September 29, 1989 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-09-29

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Saturday, October 7
12 noon 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1989

941-3050

Exercise
regularly.

WE RE FIGHTING FOR
YOUR L IFE

American Heart
Association

Endless
Commitments

Continued from Page 2

Masoch (1836-1895), who
described it. It is an aber-
ration freely practiced by
Jews the world over. When
other nations are under at-
tack, their repsective coun-
trymen, no matter what
their internal differences,
rally united around the
flag until the crisis is over.
Not so with Israel and the
Jewish people. Too many
Diaspora Jews, albeit a
small minority, lash out
with public expressions of
self-criticism and self-
admonition when Israel is
besieged. Among such
breast-beaters, we even
find such illustrious names
as Woody Allen, Richard
Dreyfus and many others.
Despite a marked lack of
firt-hand knowledge from
the field of action, these
"masochists" are easily in-
fluenced. They are
frightened by a 'bad press,
`those ugly pictures on the
TV screen night after
night, and by what they
perceive as hostile world

It provides
justification to
those most-
vociferously
anti-Israel.

public opinion. Their knee-
jerk reaction is immediate-
ly to call Israel to task, in-
stead of to support the
Jewish state in its time of
need. And, while most of
their misguided criticism
may be offered in good
faith, its end result is to
`give comfort to the enemy'
by lending credence to its
false moral position. It pro-
vides justification to those
non-Jews most vociferous
in their anti-Israel at-
titudes. 'After all, they can
say, 'listen to what the Jews
themselves are saying. Do
we have to be more
Catholic than the pope?' —
or, more aptly in this case,
`more Jewish than the
chief rabbi?'
Merely resorting to such ad-
monitions is saddening. They
must be acknowledged if
there is to be any action to
assure protection for Israel.
This is one of the soul sear-
ching lessons needed for the
new year 5750. It is needed
for the strengthening of con-
fidence toward the ac-
cumulating duties and the
causes assured of Jewish
loyalty.
It is with a sense of con-
fidence in an era always to be
assured of courage and
elimination of fears or sub-
mission to defeat that this
faith on a peoplehood rooted

in unity will be given
assurance as we exchange
salutations on the new
year. ❑

The Immorality
Of Our Sinners

w

e are constantly af-
fected by the nega-
tives appended to
our serious concerns that
always relate to the tradi-
tional aspirations.
The horrors involved in the
drug escapades also have
dragged us into notoriety. We
are not saints and we have
our sinners. In a cabled report
from Jerusalem to The New
York Times, which was titled
"Jerusalem Is Worried by
Reports of Israeli Mercenaries
in Colombia," Joel Brinkley
included this paragraph:
Meir Amit, former head
of Mossad, Israel's in-
telligence service, said of
the Klein case: "The
greatest damage is that,
rather than being known
as producers in agricul-
ture, in genetics, in
medicine, our trademark is
now in the security
business, whether it be
weapons or support
systems."
Every misconduct by a Jew
is cause for regret. While it is
not expected that all in any
group be tzadikim and
measure up to sainthood,
unlawfulness is deplorable.
When violation, as in this
case of involvement in drug
deals, is rejected and highest
ethical codes are emphasized,
there is something to boast
about. It is not all bad in
Israel's record. ❑

Funny, If Not
So Venemous

A

n editorial note in the
Wall Street Journal
could be treated as
humorous had it not been ex-
posed by ignorance and
couched in venom. The WSJ
commented:
We're delighted that the
State Department is taking
a tough line toward
something that calls itself
the World Tourism Organ-
ization in Paris. The WTO,
it seems, is contemplating
the admission of "Pales-
tine," a creation of the
Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization, to membership
and State rightly objects.
We're not sure why tourists
would want to go to this
Palestine, even if it exited,
since where the PLO exists
there always seems to be
trouble.

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