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September 25, 1992 - Image 116

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the Boys before they hit the
stage.
"They like brief treatment
before they go on, then the
more intense work after the
concert," Dr. Kirsch said.
Often, his responsibilities
also include easing the back-
aches of other Beach Boy
staff, like their manager, on
whom Dr. Kirsch works dur-
ing the concert.
The group has been known
to make women of all ages
swoon and sigh, but Dr.
Kirsch is nonchalant about
his travels with the rich and
famous.
"They're a bunch of nice
guys," he said. "A lot of times
I walk in, and they're stand-
ing there in their pajamas.
"I went to Carl Wilson's
wedding in Las Vegas, I've
been invited to their homes,
I've had lunch and dinner
with them. When my son had
his bar mitzvah, they sent
presents — some outfits and

bookends, and they're always
giving me T-shirts."
But don't look for more gos-
sip than that, though band
members often confide in him,
Dr. Kirsch said. Their per-
sonal lives "are none of my
business."
He will say that popular
performers' lives are less
glamorous than they may ap-
pear.
"It's a lot of hard work," he
said. The performers often are
on the road, with only count-
less hotels as their home, liv-
ing with "an upside-down
schedule" and "constantly ha-
rassed by the public. Which is
why I'm very careful in my
approach, which is really pro-
fessional. It's a doctor-patient
relationship."
Active in the Allied Jewish
Campaign and at Beth
Shalom Synagogue, Dr.
Kirsch has a client list that
also includes sportscaster
Bernie Smilovitz.

NEWS

Israeli Arab Calls
Country 'Colonialist'

Amsterdam (JTA) — The
Israeli Arab holder of
Israel's most prestigious na-
tional prize last week har-
shly attacked Israel's poli-
cies toward its Arab citizens
and termed it a "colonialist"
state.
Emile Habibi, winner of
the 1992 Israel Prize for
Arab Literature, spoke at
the opening session of a
three-day symposium on
censorship sponsored by the
Netherlands branch of the
Index on Censorship founda-
tion and the Dutch daily Het
Parool.
Mr. Habibi, whose openly
nationalistic views made
him a controversial selection
for Israel's top award, said
Israel treated its Arab
citizens as "hostages and
bandits." He compared the
intifada uprising in the ter-
ritories to the non-violent
resistance led by Mohandas
"Mahatma" Gandhi in In-
dia.
He described as his "most
bitter hour" his acceptance
of the Israel Prize last May
from the Israeli government
headed by Likud Prime Min-
ister Yitzhak Shamir and
said he had accepted it only
at the insistence of both
Arab and Jewish friends.
The 71-year-old writer re-
portedly received the bless-
ing of Palestine Liberation
Organization chief Yassir
Arafat before accepting the
award. He said he had do-
nated the prize money to the

Palestinian Red Crescent in
the Gaza Strip.
A former member of
Israel's Communist Party,
Mr. Habibi welcomed the
upsurge of nationalism in
the former Soviet Union and
the Balkans, saying it
boosted Palestinian con-
fidence in winning an in-
dependent state.
Mr. Habibi said censorship
continued to exist in Israel.
He cited as evidence the
conviction of Mordechai
Vanunu for espionage and

Mr. Habibi said
Israel treats its
Arab citizens like
hostages and
bandits. He
compared the
intifada to
Ghandi's
non-violence.

treason after the former
employee of the Dimona
nuclear facility provided in-
formation and photographs
to a British paper, and
Israel's attempt to prevent
publication of a "tell-all"
book by former Mossad
employee Victor Ostrovski.
British Jewish playwright
Harold Pinter complained of
censorship in his own coun-
try when he said most pa-
pers had declined to publish
his poem "American Foot-
ball," which sharply
criticized the U.S. role in the
Persian Gulf War.

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