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December 19, 2003 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-12-19

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Why Albright
For Book Fair?


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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Items



e Keepsakes

It is my understanding that the guide-
lines for selecting participants in the
Jewish Book Fair are the following:
Either the author is of the Jewish
faith, however tenuous his/her com-
mitment, or the subject of the book is
relevant to Jewish life.
If this is correct, I fail to see how
Madeleine Albright was selected as
one of the speakers at the 2003 Book
Fair. Ms. Albright's book is not of par-
ticular interest to Jewish readers for its
Jewish content, nor is she Jewish.
Not only is she not Jewish, but she
carefully cultivated ignorance of her
Jewish origins when the information
was offered to her. These revelations
- wereadMItted. only when they were
Claire Arm

W/e-st Bloomfield

Children's Product

Computer Software

Health Care

Holiday Store


Jewish Newspapers

Jewish Stitchery

Jewish Themed Cards

JNF Trees for Israel


Kosher Gift Baskets


Products from Israel


Wedding Gifts








Beilin's Plans
Hardly Goo

Knesset member Yosi Beam ,A---.:;:W -
"make riice" . cohorts are pur
peace plan {the so-called Ge ts
A..c&)rdsi that puts' heavy dernaPV.-
Israel and requires only vague promis-
es from its enemies.
The Palestinians have always favored
mendacity and betrayal as negotiation
ploys. They are not suddenly hoping
to deal squarely because Israelis are
willing to make sacrifices.
Oddly enough, the wooly-minded
Mr. Beilin doesn't seem to notice that
his new plan is a slightly enhanced
version of the one he and the Israel
government sponsored at Camp
David in 2000 and Taba in 2001.
That offering, for which Beilin, in
an unauthorized gesture of magna-
nimity, added a few more goodies, was
turned down flat and, moreover, was
the direct stimulus for the second
intifada (Palestinian uprising).
But Beilin remains blithely unaware
of any connection between the radical
proposals of Camp David-Taba and
this latest round of violence. Instead,
he goes along with the "blame
Sharon" position that is so popular
with the mass media and the anti-
Semites of Europe.
In fact, none other than Beilin was
the chief engineer of the Oslo
Accords, the disastrous initiative that
brought in the disastrous Yasser
Arafat, chairman of the Palestine

Liberation Organization.
Under the assumption that giving a
terrorist legitimacy will make him act
legitimately, Beilin and the Utopian
Left, who are convinced that their
superior morality gives them superior
judgment, manipulated Israel's gen—....
uine and desperate desire for peace
into an arrangement that would bring
into Israel's backyard Arafat, a man
who has left a trail of corruption,
chaos and violence wherever he has
placed a foot.
Mr. Beilin can't, it seems, give up
working on pie-in-the-sky peace plans.
He's still insisting that nobility of pur-
pose will inspire a like-minded quality
in others, even individuals permanent-
ly infatuated with their own self-
destructive hatred.
Mitzi Alvin


with "H."
During World War IL we heard -
"The Eagle has landed." Perhaps this
is a:nother such episode of great
May the light of Chanukah shed
light on the whole world far now and
all time.
Lillian Zellman
Oak Park

While Steven Freedman's credentials
include being a Jewish Theological
Seminary doctoral candidate, head of
school at Hillel Day School of
Metropolitan Detroit and president of
the • internationallewish Educatoris
Assembly, he *Isl., not. a'tabbi as _ stated in
"On The Move" (Dec. 12, page 65).

Is Delporable

Freedom of the press is one of the
most important values instilled in all
Americans across our nation. It is a
value that often separates our country
from other countries.
Newspapers, like other mass media
outlets, offer glimpses into the heart
and souls of our fellow citizens. A
community newspaper communicates,
informs, challenges, educates, mourns
and celebrates. This is why the recent
attempt to firebomb the Arab .
American News is an insult to all
Americans. The firebombing was an
attack upon what we hold most dear.
The American Jewish Committee
Metropolitan Detroit Chapter con-
demns this attack and urges the
Dearborn police and the FBI to
aggressively investigate and work to
bring those responsible to justice.
Sharona Shapiio
f ewis rs
Michigan area directo



Two students were accidentally
cropped from a photo from the
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
(Dec. 12, page 49). Pictured in the
photo are students Hannah Clark,
Morgan Burgard, Gal Ben David of
Timrat, Israel, Roxanne Pinsky and
Danielle Garden. The photo was
taken by Dina Shtull-Leber.


Does the capture of Saddam
Hussein change yCiiir opinion
bout the war in Iraq?

.tfick on

Hussein's P
Among Wie

The news on the capture of Iraq's
Saddam Hussein made me aware of
what might be called a coincidence —
the names of some of the world's
worst monsters began with the letter

There were Haman and Hitler and
now Hussein. It's interesting that
Home, Hope and Honor also begin


Last week's Jewish.corn survey question
Does Al Gore's endorsement
of Howard Dean influence
your preference for the
Democratic presidential nomi-

Of 117 respondents, 90 (77 percent)
said yes, and 27 (23 percent) said no.

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