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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 1, 1988
Gaza Strip violence hits home

DETROIT (AP) - The Palestinian-Israeli
conflict is close to the hearts and minds of tens
of thousands of Michigan's Jewish- and Arab-
Americans whose heritage ties them to the re-
gion.
The recent upsurge of violence in the Israeli-
occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip troubles
mapy area Jews, torn between anger at unflatter-
in& news coverage of Israel and personal doubts
about Israeli policies.
Also disturbing to Jews here is the Israeli
army's deliberate policy of beating Palestinian
residents in the occupied territories as an alterna-
tive to using deadly force.
"I really love Israel. I want it to exist. But
I'm just sick," said Joan Weisman, 66, a profes-
sor. at Washtenaw Community College in Ann
Arbor, "How can (Israel) be against terrorists and

do this? How can these people be the same peo-
ple who remember being afraid of soldiers break-
ing into their doors? How can they ask their 18-
year-olds to do that? To me it just doesn't sound
Jewish."
LEON COHAN, president of the Jewish
Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit,
said he, too, wishes Israel would find another
way to handle Palestinian rioters other than beat-
ing them.
He said area Jews are unanimous in their sup-
port for negotiations to end the conflict.
Many local Arab-Americans say that their
work on Mideast issues has led to contact from
the FBI.
Mike Odetallah of Livonia said he and his fa-
ther, Dib, have been contacted twice by the FBI
and asked about the Beit Hanina Social Club in

Dearborn. The group sends money and supplies
to Palestinians living in refugee camps controlled
by Israel.
ODETALLAH SAID, "They wanted the
records of all the meetings, who our members
were and all the speakers who've been there." He
added that he and his father referred the FBI agent
to their lawyer and contacted the Arab-American
Anti-Discrimination Committee.
The Committee says that it has received
similar complaints from around the country and
at least 25 at its office in Detroit.
"These people are terrified," said Terry Ahwal,
coordinator of the group's Detroit office. "Most
of them are escaping a war-torn country. They
don't want to have anything to do with terrorism
or war."

Feminists oppose abortion amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fem-
inists who worked for years to win
passage of a broad civil rights bill
are trying to decide if they still want
it now that the Senate has added an
anti-abortion amendment likely to
stick.

Legal experts say the amendment,
sponsored by Sen. John Danforth
(R-Mo.), has far-reaching im-
plications that could outweigh the
protections women would gain
elsewhere in the Civil Rights
Restoration Act the Senate passed
75-14 last Thursday.
"I think it has the potential for
really allowing institutions to

discriminate against women and
girls" for having had an abortion,
said Judith Lichtman, executive
director of the Women's Legal
Defense Fund. "There is no way to
describe the Danforth amendment but
as a devastating defeat."
The 20-odd women's groups in
the 185-member Leadership Con-
ference on Civil Rights are trying to

settle on how to handle the bill
when it comes up later this year in
the House.
The restoration act is intended to
reverse the effect of a 1984 Supreme
Court ruling that Title IX applied
only to specific programs or
activities receiving federal aid rather
than to the entire institutions. The
bill restores the institution-wide
coverage supporters say was intended
by Congress.
Profs. discuss
priorities
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already known and stimulates addi-
tional thought.
She criticized a popular phrase -
"Those who can, do. Those who
can't, teach" - because she said it
implies that teaching is easy.
Lemuel Johnson, director of the
Center for AfroAmerican and African
Studies, said that in finding a bal-
ance between teaching and research
some value judgments are necessary.
Value judgments are implicitly
made in any decision, he said. But he
added that placing more value on one
decision does not mean that one is
superior and the other is inferior.
One way to amend the process of
making value judgments is to shift
the way people value knowledge, he
said.
First-rate education, said College
of Engineering Dean Charles Vest,
can only occur with excellent re-
search.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Reagan awaits Meese probe
WASHINGTON - President Reagan will keep close tabs on the
investigation into Attorney General Edwin Meese's role in an Iraqi oil
pipeline project, but seeking Meese's resignation now would be
tantamount to "pitching people to the lions without proof," White House
chief of staff Howard Baker said yesterday.
Meese has been linked to the affair by a 1985 memo from his close
friend, E. Robert Wallach. In the memo, Wallach, an American Jewish
attorney, cited a plan to pay off a top-ranking Israeli official, identified by
the Los Angeles Times as Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres, in
return for a guarantee that Israel would not bomb the proposed oil
pipeline.
Peres, who was prime minister at the time, said he was not offered a
bribe by Wallach and "would have thrown the aide out the window" if he
had been.
Arabs riot near holy shrine
JERUSALEM - Dozens of Arabs were hurt in clashes and a Jewish
settler was badly burned in a car firebombing in the occupied territories
yesterday. In Jerusalem, riot police fought Arabs near one of
Christianity's holiest shrines.
The army clamped a curfew on Nablus, the West Bank's largest city
with 100,000 people, after lengthy street battles yesterday with masked
youths, authorities said. They said four Palestinians were wounded by
gunfire.
Scores more were injured after being beaten or inhaling tear gas
throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to officials at several
hospitals.
According to United Nations figures, 39 Arabs have been killed by
Israeli gunfire since protests began Dec. 8.
Iraqi air strike ignites ship
MANAMA, Bahrain - A Panamanian-flag freighter was set ablaze and
adrift in the northern Persian Gulf yesterday, apparently by an Iraqi air
strike, and the whereabouts of its crew was unknown.
A U.S. missile destroyer, the Chandler, first spotted the stricken vessel
on radar late Saturday and sent up a helicopter at first light to observe it at
close hand, a U.S. military source said.
Some shipping officials speculated that the attack may have been a
mistake. Others suggested the Iraqis knew.the Mare was bound for the
Iranian port of Bushehr and thus considered it a legitimate target.
Iraqi planes have hit other ships in error, most notably the U.S. frigate
Stark last May 17, killing 37 sailors, however Iraq claimed its fighter-
bombers intentionally carried out two attacks off the Iranian coast during
a nine-hour period yesterday.
Senate considers school bill
LANSING - Legislation to upgrade school courses and require school
districts to develop improvement plans goes before the full Senate this
week, with Gov. James Blanchard's call for education reform lending
impetus.
Meanwhile, a Senate committee is scheduled to resume work on a bill
which would let parents force local elections on whether to offer them a
choice on which public school their children attend.
"I want to get a quality education package through the Senate," said
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek) chair of the Education and Mental
Health Committee.
"I think we can go now with the governor's support," he said. "The
Republican majority in the Senate needs the executive branch or the
(Democrat run) House. The fact the governor has put a high priority on
educational quality makes this an exciting package."
EXTRAS
New Daily editors take charge
Another year has passed, and it's time for the change of reign at the
Daily. A new generation of Daily editors is now ready to replace the tired
and weary shoes of the old. This year's group includes Editor in Chief
Rebecca Blumenstein, Managing Editor Martha Sevetson, News Editor
Eve Becker, City Editor Melissa Birks, Features Editor Elizabeth Atkins,
and University Editor Kery Murakami. Opinion Page Editors Jeffrey
Rutherford and Cale Southworth will challenge our beliefs through the
edit page. Sports Editor Jeff Rush will head the sports staff, along with
the help of Associate Sports Editors Julie Hollman, Adam Schefter,
Adam Schrager, Peter Steinert, and Douglas Volan. Arts Editors Brian
Bonet and Lisa Magnino will help Film Editor John Shea, Theater Editor

Jennifer Kohn, and Music Editor Beth Fertig cater to all artistic tastes and
talents. Leading our award-winning photo staff will be Karen Handelman
and John Munson. Stephen Gregory will join Alan Paul as this term's
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