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Page 2, HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, February 22, 1980 Rabbi Goren to Declare Transplant Permissible. by Gil Sedan JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Ash- kenazic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren is expected to issue a halachic decree declaring that the transplant of kidneys from a deceased person to save the life of another is permissible under Jewish law and is in fact a "mitzvah." Goren initiated the ruling apparently to still the furor in some Orthodox circles over the transplant of a kidney from slain yeshiva student Yehoshua Sloma to a nine. year-old Arab girl at Hadassah Hospital. Sloma, 23, was fatally shot by unknown assail- ants in the Hebron market place on January .31. He was a resident of the militant Orthodox town of Kiryat Arba, adjacent to Hebron. Religious circles protested vehemently that the trans- plant was done without the prior consent of the youth's family and that the recipient was violently anti-Israel. According to Aguda Israel MK Menachem Porush, she is "known for her enthusiastic support of the PLO." Goren rejected that complaint, saying it made no difference whose life was saved. The Arab child was identified as Amira Bukassah. She lives in a refugee camp near Nablus and had been coming to Hadassah Hospital regularly for dialysis treat- ment. The selection of Sloma's kidney was made on the basis of corresponding blood types. ThqLtransplant surgery was performed 45 minutes after Sloma was pro- nounced dead. A Beersheba resident was the recipient of RABBI GOREN the other kidney. A spokesman for Hadassah Hospital said the transplants were made according to law and on the recommendation of three doctors who signed the authorization. New Round in Lebanese Civil War; Syria Redeploys 'Peacekeeping' Force by Y'gzhakShargil the hamlet. The eight commanded by Maj. Saad 1T_L AVlV (JTA) -- A new round in the Lebanese civil war appears to be taking shape as Syria prepared to redeploy its "peacekeeping" force despite urgent appeals by the Lebanese government to call off or delay its evacua- tion from the Beirut area. The Syrian moves apparently have encouraged the Palestinian terrorists to resume their attacks on the Christian enclave in south Lebanon. Artillery exchanges con- intermittently last week the Palestinians and "the Christian militia. It was learned, meanwhile, that heavy shelling by the Palestin- ians of the Christian village of Diet Memes was a cover for the inlltration of terrorists into casualties there--four dead and four wounded--were the result of mines and booby traps planted by the infiltrators. There was no intervention by Israel in the latest round of fighting. Nevertheless, both Syria and the Soviet Union accused Israel of aggression and intervention in the affairs of another country. The charges were contained in a statement issued in Moscow following the visit there of the deputy secretary general of the Syrian Baath Party, Abdallah eI-Ahmar. The shelling continued with American-made 105-ram. cannons which were originally supplied to the Lebanese army. The Christian forces Haddad retaliated by shelling the terrorist stronghold at Nabatiyeh. Lebanese Prime Minister Selim aI-Hoss tele- phoned President Hafez Assad of Syria and flew to Damascus on February 12--his second trip there in a week--in a further effort to persuade the Syrians to remainin the Beirut area. The Lebanese fear that if the Syrian forces are withdrawn their positions will be token over by Palestinians. In south Lebanon, Syrian troops were encamped only three kilometers from Marj Ajoun, the largest Christian town, with tanks and artillery. 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FL 33712 B i Britain May Launch East Initiative by May by Maurice Samuelson capitalize on the strong anti- provided by his e LONDON (JTA)- Britain Soviet mood sweeping the than innovating believes the current talks on Moslem and Arab world fol- tions. Palestinian autonomy lowing Moscow's intervention Another im between Israel, Egypt and the in Afghanistan. Since this is Sir lan Gilmour, U.S. will fail and it may launch also an American objective, it Minister who its own Middle East initiative is assumed here that the U.S. foreign affairs before May 26, the deadline would not be adverse to Commons. for the tri-partite talks under Britain and other European closely the Camp David agreement, states giving their assistance Arab cause The new initiative, for which over the Palestinian question, strong support Palestinian shift Britain would seek maximum Thatcher's Position Uncertain policy. support from other West There have already been In the House European countries would several public signals about January 28, Sir open the door to participation Britain's ,softer attitude toward "the importance by the PLO in the peace the PLO. The most recent was problem of process. Foreign Office ex- perts are believed to be draw- a statement on January 30 by "the urgency of Foreign Office Minister of findajustand ins up a formula for simultane. State Douglas Hurd that the settlement." He ous mutual recognition by PLO "would have to be in- that Britain Israel and the Palestinians. volved in the peace process." with According to the Daily Tele. However, it remains to be seen peace graph, Britain is floating a two- whether Prime Minister One of the part proposal among its Margaret Thatcher, will give speakers in that European allies. The first part this new policy her full en- Denis Waiters, a( would entail an amendment to dorsement. MP who UN Security Council Known as "the iron Gilmour aserieS Resolution 242, the Novem- maiden," for her stern articles in the ber 1967 document calling for denunciation of Soviet internal following Israeli withdrawal to secure and foreign policies, she may Besides and recognize boundaries well regard the PLO as a ment of "a fully I and mutual recognition by Trojan Horse for Soviet expan- Palestine, Israel and the neighboring sionism and share some of West Bank states. The addition would be Israel's reservations about the Waiters designed to accept in dangers of an "Ararat State" United Nations unequivocal terms "the rights on the West Bank. ciliation of the Paiestinian people." At the same time, she has be revived. The ( The second and more ira- great respect for Lord consisting of portant part would be to Carfington, the Foreign Secre- States, France convene a new international tary, in the wake of his has been conference. In order to deprive achievement of a peace agree-  defunct, the Soviet Union of its role of ment for Rhodesia which had according to co-chairman at a reconvened eluded Britain for the past 15 inal terms Geneva conference, an altern- years. While Mrs. Thatcher is enable it to deal ative setting would be sought, strong on political principles, as well as with Britain's chief motive for Lord Carrington is more of a promoting a launching a new initiative is to pragmatist who relies on briefs the Golan Mayor Kolleck Accuses Shelving Problems o found" for them, he said. advisor to Iollel, Hedeploredthefactthatthe idea. He said it fights of Jerusalem Arabs are, contradiction to this day, not enshrined in only to a "Bedirl! law but--as with the fight to Eadier, the teach Jordanian school leaders were curricula--were a matter of Elias of administrative practice that the could easily be reversed, recognize lsrael' Kollek has long advocated a He said PLO "borough" system for derus- was becoming alem in which the Arab areas ate and that would enjoy a measure of among local self-government. A Palestinian municipal delegation is pres- Bank and entJy in London studying the peaceful borough system. Israel. Two Sovereignties Rejected Under President Anwar Sadat of contended Egypt has proposed two sovereignties in an undivj'ded is not bent on tl Jerusalem. Yitzhak Unna, an of Israel. by David Landau JERUSALENI (JTA) -- Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerus- alem has accused Israeli governments, past and present, of shelving the prob- lem of the country's minorities and charged that Israel has been "misery" in gMng "the Arab residents of Jerusalem their rights. Meeting with the Board of Govemors of the American Jewish Committee at its meeting here, Kollek said it would be absurd for 100,000 East Jerusalem Arabs to be excluded from the political fights to be granted other West Bank residents under the projected autonomy scheme. "Another solution must be 3 Mo.Ea--TANCLEVfOOD MUSIC FEITWAI BOYS 2 HOURS, N.Y.C. 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