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August 16, 1991 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-08-16

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TRAVEL

MALTER FURS

51st ANNIVERSARY

SALE

AN EXCLUSIVE SHOWING
OF EXCITING NEW FUR AND
LEATHER FASHIONS AT
FABULOUS PRE-SEASON
PRICES.
-
DESIGNERS OF
FINE FURS AND
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44411- INC. IL—IEERTHAENRI

Sale ends August 31, 1991

Liberal Lay-away Policy

INSIDE CROSSWINDS MALL
CORNER ORCHARD LAKE RD.
AND LONE PINE RD
WEST BLOOMFIELD

Travelers discover Israel.

626-0811

FALL COLORS
yJ OF BENETTON.

Tailored Tours
For Israeli Arabs

CATHERINE GERSON

Special to The Jewish News

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Benetton and Sisley. Italy's famous makers of colorful woolens and cottons for women and
men. Introducing Back to School Fashions and Fall Collection 1991.

The Boardwalk

OPEN SUNDAYS

West Bloomfield
Orchard Lake Rd. • South Of Maple

Laurel Park Place

Livonia
1-275 Expressway at W. 6 Mile Rd.

953-0500

737-3737

356013

A/43/dediners

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1991

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aking walking tours
in Israel has tradi-
tionally been a Jewish
pastime, with thousands of
Israelis pouring into valleys,
climbing hills and exploring
caves on Saturdays and
holidays. Lately, however,
more and more Arab Israelis
are joining the hordes in a
quest to find out more about
their country.
Arab schoolchildren from
villages in the Galilee and
the Sharon area are seen
walking the paths where
Jewish children from all
over Israel ha -7e walked
before them. This new de-
velopment is mostly due to
the efforts of the Society. for
the Protection of Nature in
Israel.
For the last 11 years, the
society has had a special
department dealing with the
Arab sector, and the in-
vestment is now paying off.
"We have special seminars
for teachers from the Arab
sector, taking them around,
showing them things they
wouldn't normally see," says
Mahmoud Gazawi, who
heads the organization's
Department for Tour Coun-
cil in the Arab Sector, and
who has been the driving
force behind the program.
At a recent event held by
the society, 10,000 Arab
children and teachers toured
the area of Wadi Ara — or as
it is called in Hebrew,
"Nachal Iron." From early
morning till late afternoon,
teachers took their pupils —
fourth- to 12th-graders —
around the area, going as far
as Caesarea to look at the

Roman ruins there. Most of
the teachers were graduates
of at least one of the courses
held by the society, and
many have participated in
more.
"The first course I took,
two years ago, really opened
up my eyes," said Samira,
one of the teachers. Samira
teaches religion and
langauge in a school in
Umm-el-Fahm, the largest
Arab town in Israel.
Samira, who used to teach
handicrafts, underwent a re-
ligious rebirth. After mak-
ing a pilgrimage to Mecca,
she decided to eschew mar-
riage and devote her life to
religion. Although many in
her city have turned against
the state of Israel, and are
working toward a religious
Moslem state, she has had
no negative responses to the
courses she has participated
in.
"If I would have been
criticized and ostracized for
taking courses with the
society," she said, "I would
not have been able to con-
tinue."
But since the Society for
the Protection of Nature is
completely apolitical, its ac-
tivities in the Arab sector
have met with no criticism.
"Why should there be a
problem at all?" asked one of
the teachers rhetorically.
"There is nothing negative
in this program, nothing na-
tional, only good things. It is
a cultural, an educational
experience, and we learn a
lot from it," said Mahmoud
Kalansua, who teaches at a
Bedouin school in the Negev.
"The course teaches us how
to take care of our envi-

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