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Page 2. HERITAGE. Florida Jewish Ne_ws. Mav 30. 1980 Breaking Up A Protest JERUSALEM police drag offa young demonstrator near the prime minister&apos;s house last week. The demonslralors were denranding the release of Rabbi Meir Kahane. who is in administrative detention on suspicion that he and his followers were planning vigilante action against West Bank Arabs. .maL.,, Po, Jewish Community in Uruguay Concerned With Anti-Semitism NEW YORK (JTA)--The Jewish community in Uruguay, an estimated 45.000 among a population of three million, is concerned over a sharp increase in anti- Semitism this past. year. the American Jewish Committee reported. Attacks on synagogues, Jewish organizations and Jewish students have been growing in number, according to reports reaching the AJ Committee, and distribution of anti-Semitic literature has become more wide-spread. Books like the notorious Czarist anti-Semitic forgery, "'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." are available in editions coming from Spain and Mexico and Argentina. too, though such volumes are now forbidden in the latter country because of their racist character. In Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, there is even a bookstand that specializes in anti-,€,emitic material. The Jewish Central Committee in Uruguay has gone to top-level authorities to denounce this state of affairs. There was a promise from the Ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs that a law would be passed under which propaganda inciting racial discrimination would be severely punished• More than a year has elapsed since that promise was made, but no such law has yet been passed, the AJ Committee reported. Some Uruguayan news- papers reported that the government was not acting because officials felt adoption of such a law would implicitly acknowledge the existence of racial discrimination. 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FI 331-1001 Retrospective View Jewish Emmigrants from by James Rice Of the 10.000 Cuban Jews couple and (Editor's note: James Rice living in that country when teenage was executive director of Castro came to power, father was HIAS from 1956 to 1966 and approximately 7,500 to 8,000 what happened was executive vice president wereabletoleavewiththehelp over the years, of the Jewish Federation of of HIAS. Most came to the described how Metropolitan Chicago from United States where they were had 1966 to 1979.) assisted in their resettlement Nazi Europe, by the local Jewish all their possessior communities, with a small to Cuba, and how, CHICAGO, (JTA) -- The subsidy from federal sources, help of JDC, current resettlement of Cuban small business in refugees in which HIAS is playing a key role brings to Castro Puzzled Why support his little mind the original exodus from Jews Were Leaving Because Cuba which took place in the Castro was apparently unwilling Lo live early 1960s at the beginning puzzled as to why the Jews Communist of the Castro regime• At that were leaving, and on one now abandoned time. during President occasion, it is reliably reported onceag Kennedys administration, that he asked the Israeli the United resettlement assistance in the Ambassador why Jews felt it described in United States was under the necessary to emigrate, since emotionless supervision of Secretary of he had nothing whatsoever the very end of th e Health. Education and against them and would have explained thataftert Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff. been happy for them to use customs officials their talents to help develop their baggage HIAS, together with thenon- the new Socialist regime, persons, at the Jewish refugee agencies, was requested to establish an It was only after the Six-Day minute, the officials office in Miami. Its activity was War in 1967, when Castro his wristwatch. primarily concerned with followed the Soviet line of suddenly burst int 01 assistance to Cuban Jews, breaking relations with Israel, It was as if he hi who along with non-Jewish that he eventually became all his strength to Cubans, were fleeing to the violently anti-lsrael and anti- the hardships of United States, as well as to Zionist. Even so. Castro has emigration, but certain Latin American never interfered with the accept this last countries, with some Jews religious practices of the human indignity. also going to Israel. remaining small Jewish One Matedal community. Possession Intace There were two basic There was, HIAS Set Up reasons for the Cuban Jews material Network Of Offices leaving that country. First, it Castro regime At the beginning of the should be remembered that a exodus, the Cubans fled by substantial part of the Cuban away from small boats, either directly to Jewish population consisted Jews. Those, theUnitedStatesortosomeof of Jews who had fled from the ideological purchased State the Caribbean Islands, just as Nazis, by obtaining Cuban Bonds had only is happening now. To avoid visas through one means or themselves upon the serious risks involved, another, but with the primary United States or HIAS set up a network of hope of eventually coming to • countries and offices in the Caribbean area, the U.S. Because of the to such bonl! with the help ofthe leadership restrictive U.S. immigration immediately of the Jewish communities of laws, they eventually had to Curacao, Jamaica, Mexico settle down and adjust to the Rebuilt and Venezuela, and arranged economic and social situation for visas and transportation for in Cuba, with help from the refugees poured thousands of Cuban Jews. Joint Distribution Committee. during the Gaynor Jacobson, then Secondly, as Castro government HIAS director for Latin changed his regime to a strict many business America (now HIAS executive Communist society, the vast groups vice president), played a key majorityofJewish families did that this placed role in these plans. Upon not wish to live under such burden on arrival in the transit countries, circumstances, and especially Consequently, the HIAS staff helped the refugees did not wish their children to government fulfill U.S. immigration be indoctrinated in the massive aid for requirements. Communist oriented edu- job placement Later, when an agreement cational system, social services. was worked out between the However, wthna Castro government and the Jewish Refugee the Cuban refu United States for regular Family Recalled and rebuilt huge migration processing and The writer recalls meeting sections of Miari. transportation by Pan the 2000th Cuban Jewish new jobs and American Airlines directly to refugee to be resettled by helping Miami Florida, the Cuban Jews HIAS, upon arrival at the become a became part of this stream of Miami Airport. This family American migrants, consisted of a middle-aged cultural center. Israel Needs Computer Programmers A survey conducted recently by the Israel Center for Information Systems indicated only one computer programmer available in Israel for every four needed. The need becomes even more acute in a cost-conscious society. In a concerted effort to bridge this gap. the Center is conducting a professional retraining program for immigrants to Israel from North America. Classes will begin this fall. The program, which is open to university graduates between the ages of 20 and 35, is conducted in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor. According to Avraham LOOK MALE AGE 40 $100,000 of LIFE INSURANCE COSTS LESS THAN s30 A MONTH Call for Quotes Today/ Paul S. 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