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September 29, 1989 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-09-29

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YEAR IN REVIEW 5749 YEAR IN REVIEW

ARTS & MEDIA

A MAJOR EXHIBIT of
Judaica books and
manuscripts from the
Vatican and museums
around the world,
sponsored by Henry
and Edith Everett of
New York, was a major
success at the New
York Public Library last
winter.

MIKE WALLACE and
CBS's "60 Minutes"
-
probed the American
Israel Public Affairs
Committee in a highly
publicized segment.

"DAYS OF RAGE," a
90-minute PBS
documentary on
Palestinian feelings
about the intifada,
touched off a
controversy over
censorship and whether
the network was misled
by the producer's
claims that her film
was not sponsored by
an Arab American
group.

center built at a different
location.
But the deadline came and
went in February with no action
taken. A small group of
American Jews went to the con-
vent this summer to protest,
and were attacked by workers
there, prompting the highest
Catholic official in Poland,
Joseph Cardinal Glemp, to call
off the relocation agreement and
issue a stinging condemnation
of Jewish activity.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1989

After weeks of silence, the
Vatican issued a statement sup-
porting the relocation of the
convent, but Jews were remind-
ed, on the 50th anniversary of
the outbreak of World War II,
that Polish anti-Semitism was
still alive within the Church.

Lessons Heeded?

For all the trauma of the past
year, there were glimmers of
hope and satisfaction. Israel
treated 61 victims of last
winter's tragic Armenian earth-
quake, bringing them to
Jerusalem for surgery and fit-
ting them with artificial limbs.
It was another example of the
miracle of daily life in Israel, too

often lost in the headlines and
the shouting.
And an optimist could look to
the Who Is A Jew crisis and
PLO gains and argue that each,
in its way, was a warning sign
which, if heeded, could bring

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