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-Jews Voice Differing Views on Israel Two rapically opposing views of the conflict currently boiling through the Mid-East were pre- sented to the mid-Florida Jewish community this weekend, as two non-Jewish observers brought first-hand accounts of the PLO strike, Israel's retaliation, and the agonized daily lore of palesti- nian refugees that "'nobody wants. " Bob Jordan, director of one of Florida's largest television news stations, returned last week Jiom a media tour of lsrael. Moslem Rustum Bastuni is an Arab Palestinian and former member of the Knesset, now living in New York City, who visited Florida this past weekend. BOB JORDAN "Every PLO member killed today is one that' won't attack again tomorrow," said Jordan in an interview with Jewish community leaders Sun- day night. "If you believe in human rights, you have to believe in Israel. Israel is the only democracy in the Mid-East and it's under terri- ble attack. Some solution to the Palestinian refugee situation must be found. They're being brainwashed as a living shield, as pawns and 'gofers' for the Arab states but as long as one PLO member remains, the murder-counter- murder will continue." Bastuni, who left Israel because of their attitude toward their Arab citizens and what he calls Israel's "continuation of occupation," said, "It is a crue! reality, but the PLO represents the voice of the Palestinian people, nobody else can play a structural role for the Palestinians. If Israel wants to deal with the Palestinian ques- tion, it must deal with the PLO. The govern- ment of Israel made a tragic mistake in 'not pull- ing back from the lands they occupied during the wars. I am against any occupation." "The government of Israel--not the people destroyed hopes for peace by evading the Palestinian issue in 1969. The omission of the existence of a peo- ple is very strange," he said. Jordan, who was on a Tel Avi'-bound bus when the PLO stuck a bus about three miles away, commented that he went to Israel with a "very open mind about the problems there." "I have changed my mind," he said, "about Israels' Territorial imperitive. Israel must have secure borders. Without the settlements Continued on Page 6 RUSTUM BASTU NI NO. 31 15 ADAR II 5738 MARCH 24,1978 % I, ill.  Surrelgnded by fellow Nazis, in Chicago, Frank Collins, left, American Nazi Party leader whose father Is Jewish, announced recently that "we in Skekle. IlL, heferee the year is out," order this week prevented the Nazis from staging a march in the Jewish section ef Skokie, -- an effort which was scheduled to be opposed by If the Jewish Defense League. RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE PHOTO Exhibit to Bene00 2 Area Hospitals an organiza- for the of scientific tad research, has as a co-sponsor for the Harbinger of Peasce Mideast Art Exhibition April 1-3, at Walt Disney World Village. Harbinger of Peace will feature some of the finest lrhel and Orlando's Rachel Shipley left israel with paintings for their benefit "Harbinger of apeldng April I at Wait Disney World Village, works of art from Egypt and Israel, including lithographics, serigraphs, etchings, oils and water- colors. Also benefiting from the sale of art will be Orlando Regional Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Center and a planned museum to be formed in Israel for .increased cultural exchange among the nations of the Mideast. Founding Trustee of the Psychiatric Foundation Irv- ing S. Kolin, M.D., said the foundation has been formed to promote the sharing of multi-descipline health information. It will draw on the expertise of a panel of consultants on a state, national and international level to develop programs designed to increase com- munication among medical and psychiatric specialist. The Neonatal Intensive Care Center at Orlando Regional, located at Orarige Memorial, is part of a statewide system designed to care for the critically ill newborn. The ORMC facility, opened in 1975 with the capacity to care for five or six newborn at one time, can now accomodate 20 infants. Have You Made Your Pledge To the 1978 CJA Campaign? ORLANDO, FLA. SINGLE COPY 35 Judge Delays Skokie March CHICAGO, Mar. 19 (JTA) -- American Nazis will not be legally able to hold their scheduled march to Skokie, the pre- dominately Jewish suburb of Chicago, on April 20 because of a decision by a federal judge last Friday. Federal Judge Bernard Decker agreed to a request by Skokie village officials to delay his order last month striking down three village ordinances aimed at block- ing the Nazi march until an appeal of his decision by Jewish groups can be heard. Begin Man Agrees to Presidency JERUSALEM, (JTA) -- Prof. Yitzhak Shaveh, the Nahal Sorek nuclear physicist whom Premier Menachem Begin chose as his preferred candidate for President, has informed the Premier that he would agree to run for the office. Meanwhile, Herut Party politicians began drumming up support for him within the Likud coalition ranks. The Knesset is to vote on April 5 and nominations must close 10 days earlier. So far, Shaveh is the only declared candidate and he may well remain so if Begin's supporters are suc- cessful in wooing votes for him. Labor's Yitzhak Navon has made it clear that he will not run for the post unless assured of a good showing. Former Liberal Party leader Elimelech Rimalt, mean- while, asserted that he is not a candidate. PROF, SHAVEH Since the appeal is not scheduled to be heard until early May, this effectively means the Nazi march can- not be held on April 20, Hitler's birthday. Decker acted after Skokie officials argued that the Nazi march and counter- demonstrations by Jewish groups "pose a threat to the well-being of the village." The judge said he hoped the delay would provide a "cool- ing off period" for all sides. Prior to the action taken by Decker, the Catholic War Veterans joined the Jewish War Veterans in condemn- ing the proposed march by the Nazis. The CathoLic organization, in a resolu- tion, termed the march "odious, offensive and obscene to the American mind, manner and way of life." Meanwhile it was reported from Clayton, Mo. that Frank C011in, director of the National Socialist Party of America, and leader of the planned march through Skokie, has been indicted on a charge of striking Police Chief Robert Treuken of Florissant, Mo. at a Nazi demonstration outside the Florissant City Hall last Oct. 8. The indictment said that Collin, 33, and Harris J. Hunter, 22, both of Chicago, struck the police chief during a skirmish in front of City Hall after city officials had denied the Nazis a permit to hold a rally on city property. Both men deny the charge.