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The second, Right to Exist: A Moral
Defense ofIsraers Wan; published this
year, is even more interesting because it
is written by Waco Lozowick, a self-
described liberal and lifelong peace
activist. He voted for Ariel Sharon for
prime minister.
As Lozowick points out, Israel has
always been ready for peace and when
Anwar Sadat, the courageous Egyptian
president, offered the long-sought-after
olive branch, Israel responded by dis-
mantling settlements, giving back the
Sinai, sacrificing oil fields, etc.
Of course, Sadat paid for his courage
with his life.
Writes Lozowick: "The Arabs had
attempted to commit genocide in 1948
and have been killing Jewish civilians as
a form of politics since World War I,
declaring repeatedly that Jewish sover-

eignty in the Middle East is unaccept-
able.
"Many Israelis saw — and see — no
need to gamble on the assumption that
perhaps they (the Arabs) have changed
their minds, until presented with com-
pelling evidence. Such evidence, howev-
er, will be accepted and acted upon.
Quite reasonable, if you think about it,
even if it puts the onus for the longevity
of the conflict on the Arabs."
No more even-handedness for this
lifelong peace activist. Indeed, the obli-
gation to create an even-handed political
scenario lies with the Arabs.
But, cite opponents of this political
position, Israel is the problem because of
the settlements. Question: Why were
Israeli civilians slaughtered before the
settlements were built?
But it was Ariel Sharon's visit to the

Saturday, Jan. 3

Happy Birthday Shabbat
Children ages 13 and under celebrating birth-
days in January are honored at Shabbat
morning services and called to the bimah to
receive blessings and a special gift.
Congregation Beth Shalom. RSVP: (248)
547-7970.

Sunday, Jan. 4

Issues in Judaism
Rabbi Klein leads a discussion of
"Intermarriage and Judaism" at 9:30 a.m.
Bagels and coffee. No charge. Temple
Emanu-E[ (248) 967-4020.

Monday, Jan. 5

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Study Series
Professor Howard Lupovitch leads four-part
study session on "Traditional Responses to
the Modern World," noon-1 p.m. Bring dairy
or parve lunch. $7 per session, $5 B'nai
Moshe members. B'nai Moshe, Kolel Moshe
Institute for Lifelong Learning. Nancy Kaplan
(248)737-1931.

Yiddish/Jewish Video
His Wife's Lover shows at 1 p.m., in Yiddish
with English subtitles. Oak Park JCC (248)
967-4030.

CHADD Meeting
Dr. Curtis Longs, child psychiatrist, speaks on
AD/HD and co-morbidities, adult Ad/HD sup-
port group and spouse support group for the
non-AD/HD partner of Ad/Ad adults. CHADD

Temple Mount that caused the second
intifada (uprising). Response: Why did
Arabs kill Israelis before he made that
visit, a visit that, incidentally, was
approved by the Palestinian Authority?
But it was the opening of the tunnel
under the Temple Mount that caused
violence. Response: What caused the
violence before that event?
Anyone notice a pattern here?
For every supposed Israeli grievance that
allegedly led to violence by the-
Palestinians, one can cite — unfortu-
nately — too many Arab terrorist
attacks to count which occurred before
the respective offense by Israel.
The point is Arab have killed civilians
and terrorized Israel for a century and,
one might point out, that the ultimately
proof that the burden rests with the
Arabs came when Ehud Barak, Sharon's

predecessor as prime minister, was pre-
pared to give Arafat virtually everything
he wanted. What happened?
Arafat rejected the ultimate prize at
Camp David, to the surprise and cha- -
grin of Clinton, and launched the sec-
ond intifada, leading to the present spi-
ral of violence.
How quickly we tend to forget and
judge the Middle East conflict on daily
headlines.
No, we don't need even-handedness,
given the Arab intransigence of accept-
ing Israel's right to exist.
What we need is for the world — and
we should not hold our breath — to
pressure the Arabs to abandon their his-
toric hatred for Israel, accept its right to
exist and then, and only then, can we
demand even-handedness in negotiating
the Middle East conflict. ri

of Eastern Oakland County meets monthly
Mondays: 7 p.m. registration, 7:30-9 p.m.
meeting. Way Elementary School, W. Long
Lake Rd. east of Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills.

Mandelbaum perform a concert of Broadway
music and old standards by Jewish com-
posers at 1 p.m. $1 members, $2 guests.
Oak Park JCC (248) 967-4030.

Hungarian Jewry
"To the Edge of Destruction and Back:
Hungarian Jewry in the 20th Century" is the
topic of a four-part lecture series with
Professor Howard Lupovitch, 7:30-9 p. m.
Mondays. $10 per session, $8 B'nai Moshe
members. B'nai Moshe, Kolel Moshe Institute
for Lifelong Learning. Nancy Kaplan (248)
737-1931.

The Nurse Is In
Blood pressure screening 1-3 p.m. No
charge. Oak Park JCC (248) 967-4030.

Monday Forum
Rabbi Chalom discusses "A People Apart:
American Jews look at Themselves" at 8 p.m.
Birmingham Temple (248) 477-1410.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Chamber Music Concert
Concert with a repertoire of classical music at
1 p.m. No charge. Oak Park JCC (248) 967-
4030.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Lunch and Learn
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg discusses
"Spiritual Strength vs. Physical Illness" at
noon as Yad Ezra's guest speaker. $5
includes lunch. RSVP by Jan. 6: (248) 548-
3663.

Friday, Jan. 9

Fiddler Auditions
Auditions for Sara Smith Productions Youth
Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof-
Junior 5-8 p.m. Friday or 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday are for ages 9-18. The Community
House, 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham. To
schedule: (248) 644-5832.

Saturday, Jan. 10

Singles Dinner
Shir Shalom Singles 40+ dine at Moe's on
10 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Jan. 8: Bev (248)
960-1326.

Sunday, Jan. 11

Ann Arbor Preschool Mitzvot
Parents and children participate in songs,
stories and art projects 10 a.m.-noon, offered
by the Jewish Cultural Society. $12 one
child, $15 two children, members; $15, $19,
guests. Ann Arbor JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow.
Dr. RSVP: (734) 975-9872.

Broadway at JPM
Soloist Marsha Rofel and accompanist Martin

Community Calendar Notes: Items may be submitted to Community Calendar in three ways. Write: Bobbi Charnas, Editorial Assistant, the Jeivish News, 29200 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 110, Southfield, MI
48034; fax: (248) 304-8885 or e-mail bcharnas@thejewishnews.com . The deadline for submissions is 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, 9 days prior to issue date. For more information, call (248) 354-6060, ext. 237.

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