The Michigan Daily -- Friday, September 10. 1999 - 7
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Just past
daybreak yesterday, the Israeli prison gates
swung open and eight buses carrying 199
handcuffed Palestinian security prisoners
.drove out under police escort.
By breakfast time, the inmates were home
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, their first
moments of freedom sweetened by gun
salutes, bagpipe serenades and hugs and kiss-
es from relatives weeping with joy.
The release got the new Israeli-Palestinian
peace deal off to a smooth start and paves the
way for the next step, an Israeli transfer of 7
percent of the West Bank, or 160 square miles,
to Palestinian civilian rule by the weekend.
Yesterday evening, Israel was to hand
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat the maps out-
lining the transfer of the land to Palestinian
civil control. Senior Palestinian and Israeli
officials had already reviewed and approved
The handover is to be completed before
~d.vonday's festive launch of talks on a historic
final peace accord that aims to end decades of
hostility and bloodshed. The talks will address
'sensitive issues, including the borders and
nature of the Palestinian entity and the future
of Jewish settlements.
The prisoner releases began just after dawn
yesterday when the buses rolled out of two
*Israeli jails. Still cuffed with black plastic
ropes, some of the prisoners raised their hand
in triumph and flashed victory signs. Others
chanted "God is great" and sang the
Palestinian anthem "My Homeland."
At drop-off points in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, they were met by thousands of
Palestinians, many weeping or ululating. One
man fainted after hugging his brother for the
Mohammed Abu Ziad, center is greeted by relatives as he crosses into the Gaza Strip after being
released by Israeli soldiers yesterday.
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absenteeism on important hoIidax s.In
response, a number of school distcnts
across the country, including schools in
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.. close schools on
major Jewish holidays
A lawsuit filed last month in an Ohio
Federal court has presented a bold chal-
lenge to that practice. The cases outcome
could undermine efforts at the University
to replace the current accommodation
policy with a system of official closings
for major holidays.
The American Civil Liberties Union of
Ohio initiated the suit against the
Sycamore Community school district,
which in 1998 voted to close schools on
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, citing
the "significant disruption" and "tui-
moil" caused by absentee rates near 15
The ACLU complaint challenged the
Sycamore initiative on the grounds that it
violated the First Amendment ban on
government endorsements of individual
religions. It also alleged that the board's
decision ignored its own internal rules,
which permit closing schools only when
more than 21.5 percent of students are
An attorney for the Sycamore school
board, Gary Winters, flatly dismissed the
ACLU's charges as "inaccurate." He said
the board had been wrongly accused of
pandering to the interests of its Jewish
"The board determined that there was
sufficient disruption to close school on
those days,"he said, rejecting the ACLU's
assertion that the primary motivation was
religious. He added that the board's 21.5
percent policy was an internal guideline
that carried no legal obligations.
Winters said the school board's case
was strongly supported by recent court
decisions. He noted that in April, a
Federal appeals panel in Cincinnati
upheld the closing of a Federal court-
house for Good Friday, on the grounds
that secular considerations like econom-
ics were the primary motivation.
The ACLU has insisted that the suit
contests a uiqu liactual scenano and
that a verdict would not apply to most
public institutions. But Wintes said there
was a ch:nce that the case, if it reaches
the Sixth (ircuit Cout of Appeals. could
potentially bmid schools and uniersincs
in Ohio and in three other states, includ-
Despite a wide range of opinions
among student retigious leaders, almost
all said the Sycamore closins were the
beginning of' a "slippery slope" Some
students. University faculty and adminis-
trators said the Ijniversity should ftcus
on strengthening its present accommoda-
tion policy, rather than create a policy to
cancel classes on religious holidays.
University philosophy Pro. Carl
Cohen, a former president of the
Michigan ACLU. advocated what he
called "tolerant universalism." He said."I
think it would be unwise to go any further
down the road of making community
affairs out of individual group holidays.
Religious studies Prof Ralph Williams
called for "a calendar that is profoundly
secular in its reference points" But he
added that courtesy should be a center-
piece of University policy on religion.
Micah Peltz, Hillel governing board
chair and an LSA junior, said it is impor-
tant to have a sensitive accommodation
policy in place. "If a school district feels
they need to go beyond that for any reli-
gious holiday where a substantial group
of students is affected, I think that's
great,' he said.
Interim Dean for Student Affairs E.
Royster Harper said "the accommodation
needs to be mutual.
"if I'm willing to take the initiative to
observe my religion, and the faculty is
willing to meet me halfway, that's what's
right for our community,"she said.
Rosh Hashanah will begin tonight at
sundown. Some Jews will attend services
at synagogue tonight.
Many practicing Jews will attend
tomorrow morning, followed by a tradi-
tional family gathering in the evening.
The New Year's celebration kicks off a
season of the High Holy Days. Many
Jews will also mark Yom Kippur., the Day
of Atonement, on September 20.
first time in many years. Bagpipe bands
played and Palestinian policemen fired shots
in the air in a traditional expression of joy.
The happiness was tinged with frustration
over Israel's refusal to release hundreds of
other prisoners, including members of Islamic
militant groups and those convicted of killing
Israelis in terrorist attacks. Most of those
freed yesterday had served time for killing
suspected Palestinians collaborators with
Israel or for injuring Israelis.
Top Israeli negotiator Gilead Sher told
Israel television that the government reserved
the right to select the prisoners it released.
Asked if he anticipated the release of
Islamic militants any time soon, he said,
Jamal Imtur got a hero's welcome in
Hebron, where Palestinian police outfitted
him with a submachine gun and led a 50-car
convoy to his village 20 minutes away. He had
served 14 years of a life sentence for what he
said were "military activities" - often a
euphemism for killing collaborators.
He headed straight for the local cemetery
and read a prayer from the Koran for
Palestinians killed by Israelis.
"This is what I dreamed, to see my son
before I die," said his ecstatic father,
In the West Bank village of Beituniya, a
small group of Israelis protested the releases.
Meir Indor engaged in a shouting match
with a middle-aged Palestinian man, Aed
Hussein, who awaited the release of his son.
Indor pointed to his facial scar from a hand
grenade, a reminder of his service in an anti-
terror unit in the 1970s.
"You know what this is, this is from your
hand!" he shouted.
Not to be outdone, Hussein pulled up the
leg of his pants and showed Indor where he
was shot twice in the shin by Israeli soldiers
during a protest march against Israeli occupa-
"And look at this! This is from you!"
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'FLEMARiNG F.VR $7-h Nn
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WAITERS FOR SORORITY. Reliable.
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WORK STUDY ONLY. Students needed
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positions available with option to'continue
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related to conference planning in higher
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campus location. Contact Susan at 615-3154
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ABLE CHILD CARE needed. 10-15
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AFFECTIONATE CHILD care for our 3
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AFTERNOONS ONLY- looking for a
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ANN ARBOR FAMILY seeks sitter for 2nd
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diverse population of children 21/2 -5 yrs. of
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The UM Department of Dance
Welcomes you to Fall, 1999
All UM students invited to:
Audition... BFA/BDA/MFA concert auditions
Fri., Sept. 10, 4:15 pm, Dance Bldg., UM
Dance Co. audition Mon., Sept. 13, 2:30 pm,,
Register for dance courses...Dance Div. #671
Course #220 "The Art of Dance," 3 cr., meets
MW 11-12:30 RC. Course #358/650,
"Dances for Latinos/as" 3 cr., meets MW
11-12:30, Dance Bldg. Note others listed in
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Creative Movement & Drama for
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NEEDED: ENERGETIC STUDENT to
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Must have own trans. Ref. & exp. as a nanny
pref. Rate $10/hr. 647-7369.
NON-SMOKING. FEMALE preferred.