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June 01, 1990 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-06-01

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CONTENTS

A Centuries Old
Cry For Justice

MORRIS H. ARNOWITZ

W

e have witnessed,
for the first time in
history, a true
miracle: the rebirth of a na-
tion, Israel. It seemed, at long
last, the scales of justice were
tipping in our favor.
What a brief breath of joy
for Israel. She had hardly
time to take a second ex-
hilarating breath of na-
tionhood when the onslaught
of Arabs descended. Once
again the nations of the world
looked the other way while
what they had created was
about to be destroyed.
Did they really try to stop
the war? The answer is a re-
sounding NO! It wasn't until
the Arabs were losing did
they bring pressure. After all,

The scales have
been tilted, and
once again the
Jews are at the
bottom.

what is more important, peo-
ple or oil in this money
hungry world? Once again
the scales of justice were
tilted, and at the bottom, as
usual, were the Jews.
The many editorials and ar-
ticles that fill the newspapers
and other news media all
seem to have the same theme
when it comes to securing
peace in the Middle East:
"Land for peace." Very few of
the columnists, editorial
writers and commentators
think in terms of history and
justice. The onus is always on
Israel for not making peace.
Already forgotten is the
misbegotten attempt by
Neville Chamberlain to
secure "peace in our time" by
trading land for peace. The
modern day Chamberlains
say this is a different situa-
tion. Is it really? Let's take a
look at whom they expect
Israel to make peace with.
Arab moderates willing to
come to the negotiating table
are killed or maimed for life.
According to a Free Press ar-
ticle (March 23) by Steve
Emerson, nearly one-third of
all Palestinians killed last
year in Judea, Samaria and
Gaza were murdered by fellow
Palestinians. Why no outcry
from the Arab world?

One case in point is Anwar
Sadat, a leader who had the

Morris Arnowitz writes from
Oak Park.

courage to make peace. He
was assassinated. While the
world mourned this brave
man's death, the Arabs danc-
ed with joy in • the streets.
This, to me, does not sound
like a people who want to
make peace with Israel. The
PLO is dedicated to the
destruction of Israel. With
whom does Israel make
peace?
In the name of justice, the
world owes the Jews this pim-
ple of land as a safe haven for
her people. No more land
giveaways. Israel has paid for
the land with her blood,
fighting in wars Israel
neither started nor could
afford.
According to ABC's "Night-
line," Israel lost nearly one
percent of her population in
the five wars. The population
of the United States is
240,000,000, one percent of
that is 2,400,000. This shows
the magnitude • of Israel's
losses. Neither land nor
money can compensate the
families for their losses. The
soldiers of Israel fought for
freedom, justice and peace for
their people. Israel would
have that now if we lived in
a just world.
One would think if a coun-
try started a war when they
weren't even threatened, that
they would be held responsi-
ble for the crippling and kill-
ing of the innocent on both
sides. For these crimes
against humanity the Arab
leaders of Jordan, Egypt,
Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
and Iraq are responsible.
Justice demands that the
guilty pay for their crimes.
Then perhaps leaders would
think twice before starting a
war, for war is the cruelest
crime that one nation can in-
flict on another.
The Arab countries, with
all their wealth, could easily
have helped the Arab
refugees relocate but they left
them to live in squalor and
despair so that they would be
a thorn in Israel's side and
pawns in their political game.
We now have children on both
sides growing up with hatred
in their hearts. Today it is
stones and Molotov cocktails.
Tomorrow it will be guns,
bombs and more deaths.
There is a litany of crimes,
"A Calendar of Shame"
against the Jewish people
since the exile of the Jews
after the destruction of the se-
cond Temple in 70 C.E. to our
present time. The Jews in the
Diaspora were not takers.
Continued on Page 10

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CLOSE-UP

Culmination

ALAN HITSKY
Irwin Groner is the new
head of Rabbinical Assembly.

LOOKING BACK

Re-Born On The 4th

41

SUSAN WEINGARDEN
A hit movie revives
some strong memories.

41

SPORTS

No Horsing Around

61

HOWARD ROSS
Local riders must
"have saddle, will travel."

67

ENTERTAINMENT

Wall Street Wit

Playwright Sterner's
stock is rising.

78

TEENS

1990 Yearbook

A look at the top
graduating seniors
at Michigan schools.

89

MITZVAH PEOPLE

Special Visitors

61

RONELLE ROSENTHAL GRIER
Hillel students make
regular visits to JARC.

LIFESTYLES

Tehran To Detroit,

92

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ
Dr. Abe Fayazi's career
had modest beginnings.

DEPARTMENTS

15
31
37
47
48
54

Detroit
Inside Washington
Insight
Community
Synagogues
Education

58
94
100
102
103
128

Travel
Engagements
Births
Single Life
Classified Ads
Obituaries

CANDLELIGHTING

89

8:45 p.m.
Friday, June 1, 1990
Sabbath ends June 2 9:57 p.m.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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