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IYAR 16, 5764 • Vol_ CXXV, No. 13
22 Reflections On Israel
ARTS & LIFE
41 Film Financier
Mission-goers soak up history,
culture and new experiences.
Gary Gilbert brings a sneak preview
home to benefit JARC
35 Dishing It Up
Favorite recipes from a
.favorite person: Mom.
37 For Women Only
MSU Rosh Chodesh program
has become popular on campus.
65 Sacred Vows
Franklin couple finds holy
site for holy words.
79 Getting To Know You
A dozen Israeli teens meet
their Detroit counterparts.
On The Cover: Joe Jackson of Bloomfield Hills visits with a child at the Pact pro-
gram in Netanya.
Photographs Debbie Hill • Page design, Kelli Johnson.
In Last Cale; Columnist Harryi
Kirsbaum weighs in on Trump i
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Oil Fund In Israel?
Jerusalem/JTA — Reservoirs of oil
potentially worth some $6 billion
reportedly were discovered in central
Israel. The reservoirs might contain
980 million barrels worth of oil at a
site east of Kfar Saba, according to
findings of a geological survey
released Tuesday by the exploration
company Givot Olam.
It was not yet clear how much, if
any, of the oil would be extricable
from the deep underground
deposits. The company also has
claimed in the past to have made
major oil finds but has not succeed-
ed in extracting the oil.
JCCs Eye New Image
New York/JTA — The central
organization for JCCs will launch a
marketing blitz, hoping to rebuild
the public image of JCCs.
The Jewish Community Centers
Association of America is unveiling
"Hagshama: Realizing Our Future
— JCCs in the 21st Century" at the
group's 2004 biennial in Montreal.
The JCCA, which represents 350
JCCs, YMHAs and camps in North
America, hopes to re-brand its image
to tell people "what we stand for
Jewishly," said the group's president,
The message is that JCCs "are
serious players impacting people's
Jewish experiences," he said.
Kerry Stresses Credentials
Washington/JTA — Sen. John Kerry
pledged to support Israel if elected
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president and said he'd get involved
personally to resolve the Israeli-
Speaking at the Anti-Defamation
League's national leadership confer-
ence in Washington, Kerry, D-Mass.,
criticized the Bush administration
for not enlisting the Arab world in
an effort to empower new Palestinian
leaders. Kerry also pledged to fight
the rise of international anti-
Semitism and other types of preju-
Bus Goes To Washington
Washington/JTA — The burned-out
shell of a bus blown up in a
Jerusalem terrorist attack will be dis-
played in Washington for a month.
Israel's Zaka emergency services
sent the bus, previously displayed
outside the international Court of
Justice at the Hague, to be displayed
opposite Capitol Hill as part of a
worldwide campaign against
The display will begin the same
day as a Christian-sponsored rally
against terrorism that is expected to
draw tens of thousands of people.
Kosher Meat, Greet
New York/JTA — Diners feasted on
quail, cow udder, venison, goat,
bison and other exotic meats at a
special Orthodox Union dinner.
After a daylong conference in New
York on how to recognize appropriate
species of animals and make them
kosher, diners met at Manhattan's
Levana restaurant for a meal of hard-
to-get kosher meats.
Paris/JTA — France denied Maurice
Papon's appeal to his conviction for his
World War II-era crimes. France's high-
est court of appeals ruled April 29 that
it would review the case against Papon,
but only to decide if the law was prop-
Papon, 92, was sentenced in 1998 to
10 years for his role in the deportation
of 1,500 Jews from southwest France
to Nazi death camps in 1942, when he
was a Vichy France official. In 2002, he
. was released on medical grounds.
Jerusalem/JTA — Israel reportedly is to
receive the bodies of three soldiers and
information on Ron Arad as part of a
prisoner exchange with Hezbollah.
Israeli officials declined to comment
on the report from a Lebanese newspa-
In return for the bodies of the soldiers
missing since a 1982 battle in Lebanon,
the report said, Israel would release
Samir Kuntar, who killed four Israelis
in 1979, among them a 2-year-old
girl. George Abdullah, who was
arrested in France in 1984 in connec-
tion with the murder of foreign
diplomats, including the 1982 killing
of an Israeli Embassy official in Paris,
also would be released in the swap,
the report said.
The family of Arad, an Israel Air
Force navigator shot down in 1986
over Lebanon, has said it is skeptical
that any new information is available.
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