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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1991

Yitzhak Shamir Begins
Coast-To-Coast Visit

Los Angeles (JTA) —
Beginning a coast-to-coast
U.S. junket that involves
major speeches and a White
House meeting today with
President Bush, Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir of Israel ran into a
few snags here last week,
but took them in stride.
For starters, a number of
alumni of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion objected to its con-
ferral of an honorary degree
on the leader of the right-
wing Likud bloc.
Then some major fund-
raisers complained that he
was slighting the official
leadership of the organized
Jewish community in favor
of local Likud supporters.
But despite these hitches,
his Los Angeles appearance
seems to have begun well,
and his remarks were vin-
tage Shamir.
Accepting an honorary
doctorate in humane letters
from the Reform seminary,
the prime minister gently
chided his hosts about their
movement's opposition to
Zionism in its early days.
"At the beginning of this
century, when our national
flag was unfolded, your
organization was not among
the most ardent supporters
of the Zionist movement,"
Mr. Shamir recalled.
"But with the passage of
years, the perception chang-
ed, and some of your leaders
became the most outspoken
advocates of our ideas and
goals," he added.
Mr. Shamir paid tribute to
the late Abba Hillel Silver, a
leading Reform rabbi and
Zionist, and to the work of
the HUC-JIR campus in
Jerusalem.
It is not certain whether he
was aware of the letter sent
several days earlier by 33
seminary graduates, remin-
ding HUC-JIR President
Alfred Gottschalk of Mr.
Shamir's opposition to the
Camp David accords and his
"cynical deals with religious
zealots and extremist politi-
cians."
Four of the 11 HUC-J11i,
faculty members at the Los
Angeles campus absented
themselves from the
academic procession in pro-
test.
Bestowing the degree, Mr.
Gottschalk lauded Mr.
Shamir's efforts to assure re-
ligious pluralism and an
equal status for Reform
Judaism in Israel. The prime
minister was also praised for

his opposition to changes in
the Law of Return, which
would have nullified conver-
sions performed by Conser-
vative and Reform rabbis.
Accepting the honor, Mr.
Shamir warned that the
road to Middle East peace
"may turn out to be full of
difficulties and complica-
tions," but he pledged that
Israel would continue "with
all our might to strive for
peace."
He described his govern-
ment's two primary obliga-
tions as assuring the securi-
ty of the state and the in-
gathering of the exiles.
Yet despite the emphasis
on armed defense, "we have
not become and we shall not
become a martial people," he
said. "Judaism has never
glorified martyrs or en

"We have not
become and we
shall not become a
martial people.
Judaism has never
glorified martyrs or
encouraged
martyrology.
Judaism is a faith
of life."

Yitzhak Shamir

couraged martyrology.
Judaism is a faith of life."
Following the HUC-JIR
ceremony, Mr. Shamir
visited the Simon Wiesen-
thal Center to briefly ad-
dress students at the
Yeshiva University High
School.
Although he postponed
some scheduled private
meetings with entertain-
ment industry leaders be-
cause of fatigue, he met later
with some 30 pastors,
writers and television
preachers, representing
about 20 million evangelical
Christians in America.
Their spokesman, the Rev.
Frank Eiklor, assured Mr.
Shamir that the group had
not come to give him advice,
but to lend him their prayers
and their "arm of solid sup-
port."
During a few minutes with
Israeli reporters, Mr.
Shamir touched briefly on
his upcoming meeting with
Mr. Bush.
He said he would urge that
Israel and the United States
coordinate their policies on

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