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February 01, 1991 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-02-01

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DETROIT

WHATEVER THE OTHER DEALERS CHARGE ...

MEL PAN WILL SELL FOR LESS!

PLUS . . . DRIVE ANY OF THESE
CARS AT LAST YEAR'S PRICES!
FORD
967,3700

Mel Farr Ford

24750 Greenfield Rd.
Oak Park, MI 48237

MIKE SCHNEIDER
MARK NESSEL

NEW '91
ESCORT

FR. ONLY

$6,557

NEW '91
TAURUS

FR. ONLY

$

TOYOTA

1.61 S. Toloor ■ ph Rd.
North of Squire Lake

Orshord Lk. Rd.

1951 S. Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48013

MEL FARIr
TOYOTA

I . Rd.

11,

173

Jewish families register for assistance in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopians Struggle
In Their New Home

Mel Farr Toyota

333,3300

JAY PUZIO

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM

NEW '91
CELICA

Assistant Editor

FR. ONLY

$11,890

15 to
choose
from

NEW '91
CAMRY

.......



.

.

Et; •

FR. ONLY

$11,890

25 to
choose
from

Mel Farr
Lincoln Mercury

MERCURY

683,9500

LI NCOLN

4178 Highland Road
(M•59 near Pontiac Lake Road)
WATERFORD

LOU GORDON OR
MICKEY GOLDBERG

NEW '91
TOWN CAR

"Fully loaded'

LEASE ONLY

4;€:µr

$471.08
NEW

'91
CONTINENTAL

LEASE ONLY

$465.39

All vehicles plus tax, Title, Lic. Lease pymt. on CONTINENTAL & TOWN CAR BASED ON 24 MO. CLOSED END LEASE. 30,000 MI. LIMIT 11' PER MILE
EXCESS. CONT. REQUIRES 1ST MO. PLUS S415,00 SEC. DEPT. TOWN CA.R REQUIRES 1ST MO. PLUS S500 SEC. DEP. TO GET TOTAL AMT. OF PYMTS. MULTIPLY
PYMT. BY # MONTHS. WITH APPROVED CREDIT. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED SALE ENDS 6 PM FRIDAY JAN. 18, 1991. PHOTOS MAY NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL
VEHICLES ON SALE AT ADVERTISED PRICES.
'90 and '91 vehicles in stock only.

34

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1991

I

n the desperate heat of E-
thiopia, amid poverty and
neglect, 20,000 Jews wait
to emigrate.
Residents of small
villages, the Ethiopian Jews
came to the capital city,
Addis Ababa, with the
understanding they would
soon be on their way to
Israel. But many will not be
going anywhere for a long
time; the Ethiopian govern-
ment has wrapped their
cases in red tape.
Yet the Jews are patient,
said Seifu Lessanework, who
just returned from a trip to
Israel and Ethiopia. Because
of improved relations bet-
ween Israel and Ethiopia,
the African nation's Jews
have few complaints about
their lives today.
"It used to be a crime to
say you were a Jew; it used
to be a crime to say you were
going to Israel," said Mr.
Lessanework, owner of the
Blue Nile Restaurant in
Detroit. "Now, all of a
sudden it became a glory.
They're happy to say they're
Jewish and not be spit on."
Mr. Lessanework met with
a number of Jews while in E-
thiopia and discussed their
situation with Israeli
government leaders.
A participant on the
American Jewish Com-
mittee's Operation Un-
daunted, a solidarity mis-
sion to Israel, Mr.
Lessanework met with

Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, Housing and Ab-
sorption Minister Ariel Sha-
ron, Labor leader Shimon
Peres, Defense Minister
Moshe Arens and Deputy
Foreign Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu.
The politicians assured
Mr. Lessanework the 20,000
Ethiopian Jews will come to
Israel. They credited the
American government,
which has requested the
release of Ethiopian Jews for
humanitarian and family
reunification purposes, with
helping the cause.
The problem is that the E-
thiopian government insists
on taking its time, inter-
viewing each person to be
sure he is Jewish. It should
take about three years for all
20,000 Ethiopian Jews to ar-
rive in Israel, Mr.
Lessanework said. For now,
they live in temporary
shelters in Addis Ababa.
Twice while in Israel, Mr.
Lessanework met plane
loads of Ethiopian Jews and
new Soviet o/im, immi-
grants, arriving at Ben
Gurion Airport.
"It was the most moving
experience of my life," he
said of greeting the o/im. "I
didn't notice one human be-
ing without tears there."
Soviet ohm are generally
well-educated and many
have family in Israel, he
said. Their tragedy is the
lack of employment oppor-
tunities.
During a dinner with Mr.
Peres, the AJCommittee

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