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HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, April 13, 1979 Page 5 @hitaarie00 70, and sisters, Olga and CHANNEL 2 NEWS- :.He Fannie, of Russia; and MAN, Rick Taylor, of Rumania. three grandchildren, discussed his recent a friend of the MR. SOLON KLEPPER, 88, trip to Israel with of the Orlando&apos;s Jewish the United died last week. Born in "ommunity leaders. He was a Rumania, Mr. Klepper . At left, Taylor and his -- HERITAGE. moved to Jacksonville i / wife (I.), and Alan from Orlando in 1978. He " Rock (r.) listen intently never been a owned and operated \\;' i to a question from Loberant Klepper's Dress Shop in \\;\, / .... / Helen Hosid. to write a Orlando until retiremenL \\;j,, HBrrphoto(st to He was a member of \\; viewpoint. Congr. Habath Chesed and "'o of founder and trustee of is a Congr. of Liberal Judaism. o n the He is survived by daughter, children, never Channel 2's Rick TauIor,Back from Israel Assl00lnment Mrs. Elaine Barnert of 'America Needs Israel,' Says Newsman Jacksonville; son, Allan Charles of Barrington, R.I. by GENE STARN HERITAGE Rick Taylor, WESH-TV Channel 2's news anchorman, returned to Orlando convinced that Americans- Christians and Jews alike - should offer support to the State of Israel. He just completed an intensive 9-clay tour of the Holy Land with 3.5 other news media personnel from around the countJ 7. "America needs Israel more than Israel ever needed America," he told a group of Jewish leaders at a reception held Sunday night. He described Israel as "the countw that practices what our country professes ... a haven for the oppressed, not just Jews, but even the Vietnamese they have taken in, bringing in the best minds of the world, who have a deep, abiding faith." Taylor called these some of the reasons for the success of the Jewish state. Taylor told the group, "1 am a Christian, but you really have no idea what it was for me to see the Western Wall," referring to the biblical prophesies which he and many other Christians believe. He expressed a deep concern about some of the demands being made upon Israel as the price for peace with its Arab neighbors. "Israel can not give up the West Bank or the Oolan," he said and explained how close enemy Arabs would be to Israeli settlements and population centers if these lands were no longer under Israel's control. He was adamant that Jerusalem should remain a unified city and the U.S. should recognize it as*,he capitol of Israel, moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv. Taylor, who is devoting a portion of each of his 5:30- 6 p.m. newscasts to retell his experiences, also talked to Arabs while in Israel. Arab reaction is mixed, he said, depending on who you talkto, Commenting about the mayor of Bethlehem Taylor said, "My conclusion after talking to him is that Arab policy is not to seek peace, but to wait two or three generations, outbreed the Israelis, and then walk in and take over. "But I don't believe Arab intelligence will allow it," he went on, "because there is no unity of Arab intelligence." According to the TV newscaster, the Arab"man on the street," speaking off the record without fear of recrimination will tell you they have no complaints with the Israelis, who have uplifted their standard of living and provide them with 97 percent of their medical needs. "The Christians in Israel," said Taylor, "are also very supportive of Israel." Taylor is speaking tonight at Temple Israel's Friday evening sen,ices, which begins at 8:15 p.m. Taylor's Israel Reports on 11/ and five grandchildren. loved and Funeral arrangements all people made by Hardage-Krauss with Southside Funeral Home a member of of Jacksonville. and Torah MR. MORTON WESLEY, 51; an intense Kissimmee, died last week= Pass on his Born in New Jersey, he moved to Kissimmee from essed the Miami in 1976. He was the passed on owner of Shirrs Race He restaurant at the Outdoor and Resorts of America and a the reason member of Congr. Liberal Judaism. He is suwived by his wife, Shirley; mother, always Mrs. Rae Salanga, Miami Beach; sons, Lenny of and remember Jersey City; Michael, for Warren, Brian and Terry of highest Kissimmee; daughter, Sharon of Kississmmee; and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements Norman, made by Conrad and S p r i n g s ; Thompson Funeral Home, Boris, Kissimmee. LUalls of Clifford Tower in York, England, COmmitted suicide in 1190 rather than Jews and Christians have erected a Occurrences took place. WESH-TV Channel 2 began highlighting anchorman Rick Taylor's nine<lay look at Israel with the "Story of Passover" last night during the 5"30 to 6 p.m. portion of the newscast. Following is the remainder of the schedule: Fri., Apr. ] 3--Jerusalem (Good Friday) Sat., Apr. 14--Jerusalem Sun., Apr. 15--Jerusalem (Easter Sunday) Mon., Apr. 16--A history and background of the conflicts of Israel. Tues., Apr. 17--Who is Israel? A look at its people. Weds., Apr. ]8--Profile of David Rozwaski, 20-yr. old son of Temple Israel's Rabbi Chaim Rozwaski. Thurs., Apr. 19--The Palestinians, their views. Fd., Apr. 20--The peace treaty and its ramifications. On Sat., Apr. 28, Channel 2's program director, John Evans will interview Taylor on "Florida Is Watching," including his commenta, video tapes and slides of his visit. Plans are also underway for a possible documentary to be announced later. I!