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May 03, 1991 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-05-03

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THE JEWISH NEWS

SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS

SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

Church Debates
Merits Of War

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SPECIAL BUSINESS FEATURE

WHEN RECESSION

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Individuals, agencies are stretched.

Page 34

MAY 3, 1991 / 19 IYAR 5751

r. Nabeel Abraham, a
professor of an-
thropology at Henry
Ford Community College,
may feel compelled to leave
the country come July 4.
He's that disgusted with
the way the United States
conducted the war in the
Persian Gulf.
"The 20th century began
with the first aerial bom-
bardment of Iraqi civilians
by the British," Dr. Abra-
ham said, "and the century
closes with the most massive
aerial bombardment of Iraqi
civilians by the Americans."
Dr. Abraham was one of
three speakers Monday
night who debated the
lessons of Operation Desert
Storm. The debate, spon-
sored by Christ Church
Cranbrook in Bloomfield
Hills, also featured Reverend
H. Coleman McGehee, retired
bishop of the Episcopal
Diocese of Michigan, and
John O'Neil, the only Chris-
tian delegate to the Detroit
Zionist Federation.
"Might makes right — and

that's the lesson I've drawn
from watching the war and
its aftermath unfold," Dr.
Abraham told a mostly
Christian audience.
He said that Iraq, with the
world's fourth largest peas-
ant army, was no match fdr
some of the sophisticated
weapons the allied nations
could wield.
"So for Americans to treat
the end of the war as a
celebration is a joke," Dr.
Abraham said. "Who are we
kidding? That army was no
match against hi-tech
American prowess."
The professor complained
that even two to three weeks
into August, Iraq offered to
withdraw from Kuwait, but
was turned down by the
White House. He said it's
really no surprise if you look
at American history. "The
U.S. ignored the invasion of
Cyprus by Turkey,
America's favorite NATO
ally," he said. "America
waged war against
Nicaragua and the World
Court didn't impose sanc-
tions. President Johnson
pretended to negotiate with
the North Vietnamese, but

Continued on Page 32

Uri Bar-Ner
Plans To Retire

ELIZABETH APPLEBAUM

Assistant Editor

U

ri Bar-Ner, for the
past three years con-
sul general of Israel
to the Midwest, announced
this week his plans to retire
in June.
Consuls general usually
serve a two- to four-year
term, said Mr. Bar-Ner, a
native of Haifa. He added
that he is eager to return to
Israel so he can spend time
with his daughter, who is
about to join the Israel
Defense Forces.
The father of three, Mr.
Bar-Ner said he will con-
tinue work with the Israel
Foreign Ministry and hopes
to devote more time to a pet
project, developing the first

. children's medical center in
Israel.
Mr. Bar-Ner's replacement
will be Yitzhak Ben-Gad,
deputy mayor of Netanya.
Dr. Ben-Gad holds a doc-
torate from Dropsie Univer-
sity in Philadelphia and is
the author of Politics, Lies
and Videotape.
A graduate of the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem and
Emory University in
Georgia, Mr. Bar-Ner first
came to the United States as
a shaliach, emissary, in
1960. Three years later, he
joined the Israel Foreign
Ministry, working in India,
Denmark and the United
States.
When offered the oppor-
tunity to serve as consul

Continued on Page 44

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