May Schwartz and Mildred Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz was the cherished brother
of the late Julius Schwartz and the late
Interment was at Hebrew Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to Yeshiva
Beth Yehudah, P.O. Box 2044 Southfield,
MI 48037, www.detroityeshiva.org ; Yeshiva
Gedolah, 24600 Greenfield Road. Oak
Park, MI 48237; or Congregation Shomrey
Emunah, 25451 Southfield Road, Southfield,
MI 48075. Arrangements by Hebrew
STEPHANIE SKLAR, 47, of Waterford,
died April 29, 2012.
She is survived by her mother, Fern Rott;
father, Dr. Eugene Sklar; sister and brother-
in-law, Jackie and Steve Katz of Farmington
Hills; many loving nieces, nephews, other
family members and friends.
Ms. Sklar was the dear daughter of the
late David Rott.
Contributions may be made to JARC
or to a charity of one's choice. Interment
took place at the Machpelah Cemetery
in Ferndale. Arrangements by Dorfman
EVA STERN, 90, of West Bloomfield, died
April 24, 2012.
She is survived by her sons, Gary Stern of
West Bloomfield, Richard Stern of Arlington,
Va., David Stern of Livonia; daughters-in-
law, Fran Stern and Laura Stern; sister-in-
law, Ethel "Ette" Frankfort; grandchildren,
Lora (Adam) Cole, Brian Stern, Kelsey Stern
and Karlin Stern; great-grandchildren,
Madison and Katie.
Mrs. Stern was the beloved wife of the
late Jerome Stern; the sister of the late Joe
Frankfort and the late Eli Frankfort.
Contributions may be made to a charity of
one's choice. Interment took place at the Adat
Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery in Livonia.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
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torian, onetime political
activist and father of Israel's
prime minister — died April 30,
2012, in Jerusalem at age 102. An
accomplished scholar and the patri-
arch of one of Israel's most important
political families, he also played a
surprising and little-known role in
American political history.
Netanyahu was born in Poland in
1910 to a family deeply immersed in
the world of religious Zionism. His
father, Rabbi Nathan Mileikowsky,
a popular Zionist preacher, brought
the family to British-ruled Palestine
in 1920. He Hebraicized the family
name to Netanyahu.
In the wake of the Palestinian Arab
riots of 1929, Netanyahu was attract-
ed to the militant wing of the Zionist
movement, Revisionist Zionism,
headed by Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotins
His literary talents were recognized
early on, and he served as editor in
chief of the Revisionist newspaper
HaYarden in the 1930s.
In 1940, Jabotinsky sent several
of his leading disciples, including
Netanyahu and future Knesset mem-
ber Hillel Kook (better known as
Peter Bergson), to the United States
to seek funds and public support for
the rescue of Europe's Jews and cre-
ation of a Jewish state in Palestine.
"It was a brand new world for us,"
Netanyahu told me in one of my
interviews with him. "I had never
been to America. But I had to learn
quickly — there was no time. The
world of European Jewry was going
up in flames."
Netanyahu became executive direc-
tor of the U.S. wing of the Revisioni-'
Zionist movement and editor of its
magazine, Zionews. His essays were
notable for their passion, political
insights and high level of fluency in
a language he only recently had mas-
tered. One 1944 editorial criticized
Netanyahu on page 74
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