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January 22, 1993 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-01-22

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Celebrating 50 years of growth with the Detroit Jewish Community 7'7'


29 TEVET 5753/JANUARY 22, 1993


A Significant Step,
However Symbolic

Observers look for changes in the peace negotiations after a
Knesset vote allowing contact with the PLO.



hey may agree on lit-
tle else, but both
Arab and Jewish ob-
servers concur this
week that Israel's de-
cision to lift the ban
on contact with the
PLO is likely to have
an impact on Middle
East peace negotia-
"It's a step, however symbolic,
and everybody understands how
real and important the symbolism
is," said Ronald Aronson, a mem-
ber of the local New Jewish
Agenda. "What I envision is more
and more people making the con-
nection, seeing they can talk to the
other side."
Warren David, former executive
director of the Arab-American
Media Society, predicts the move
will lead to PLO participation in
peace talks and, eventually, peace



Power Of One

ehuda Levin, an Orthodox rabbi from
Brooklyn, stood amid a crowd awash in
rosaries, Bibles and pictures of Jesus. He
felt right at home. The setting was a March
for Life, held each year on the steps of the
Capitol to commemorate Roe vs. Wade.
Rabbi Levin was delivering the invocation.
"There were waves and waves of people
talking about the sanctity of life," he recalls.
"To tell you the truth, it was very inspira-
tional." Rabbi Levin is head of the New
York-based Jewish Anti-Abortion League.


In The Beginning

Women have to get more
serious on the job.

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Ezekiel Leikin:
Syria is the key.

itself. "I think the outcome will be
a solution between Palestinians
and Israelis," he said.
"It's likely to create all kinds of
new situations," added Ezekiel
Leikin, executive vice president of
the Detroit District of the Zionist
Organization of America. "What
I'm afraid it will do is induce the
PLO page 30

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