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PAGE i2 I HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 20, 2003 CERTIFIED Meeting Continued from page 1 dence that the "mission," which isongoing, has metwith success is this generation of members. However, "Our ability to continue our broad based mis- sion," said Peisner, "is being tested because the financial position of the JCC has been weakened by the economy, security concerns, (and) in- creased competition " The most important goal in order to continue to "build community" and future lead- ers concluded Peisner is to "Ensure the JCC becomes a financially successful enter- prise now and into the future 3 Putting a stamp on the im- portance of leadership abili- ties and participation in the JCC was the presentation of special recognition awards to Jodi Krinker - Outstanding JCC Leadership Award; Lora Crone- Volunteer of the Year; Beth Bederow - "Julie" Award for commitment to the JCC theatre; Carol McNally (ECLC director) " Innovative Pro- gramming and Ela Crespin (Jewish Programmingspecial- ist) - Innovative Program- ming. Claire Mercer received an extended standing ovation when she was presented with the Heritage Florida Jewish News Human Service Award by its editor and publisher, Jeff Gaeser. Peisner then thanked all the volunteers and board members and invited every- one to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Youth addition. HANDI-MAN & PAINTER 0 Ken Laker ~x PROFESSIONAL HANDI-MAN & PAINTER Pressure & Chemical Cleaning Interior & Exterior Painting Roofing-Siding-Trim-Gutter Repair Damaged Wood & Stucco Repair Ceramic Tile-Marble-Granite-Grout Dry Wall & Texture Repair Screen Repair 407-769-1348 All Repairs, Improvements & Odd Jobs, Large or Small Road map Continued from page 1 O fire would be akin to "sur- rendering" to Israel. A meeting planned for Monday night between P.A. O Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and representatives of various groups was canceled. 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U.S. envoy John Wolf, head of an American delega- tion dispatched to monitor the two sides' compliance with their road map obliga- tions, was holding talks Monday night with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. Shalom said he hoped the American team would be successful in supervising the Palestinian commitment to dismantle the terrorist in- frastructure. In the Knesset on Monday, Sharon declared that Israel was turned toward peace. He noted that under Egyp- tian pressure, the terrorist groups had agreed to three days of quiet during the re- cent summit meetings. The violence since the June 4 summit with Sharon, Abbas and President Bush in Aqaba, Jordan, was "the birth pangs of the diplomatic process," Cartoon Continued from page 1 his "reaction was very much the same" as a reader who viewed the cartoon as "bla- tantly anti-Semitic, reinforc- ing the long-held racist image of Jews as avaricious and greedy." The Denver Post's editor, Sue O'Brien, in the June 6 edition of the paper ex- plained that she 'deeply regret[s] having published it.' O'Brien noted that the cartoon included 'several visual symbols that certainly could be interpreted as anti- Semitic.' Locher's piece, ac- cording to O'Brien, 're- flected the double standard Americans too often impose on Israel [and[ made the seriously incorrect factual suggestion that the United States is paying - actually bribing - Israel to partici- pate in the 'roadmap to peace' process.' The Helena Independent Record made the following statement about the cartoon in a June 10 editorial: Unfortunately, the depic- tion of Sharon, complete with a large nose and a Star of David on his suit coat, being swayed by Bush's money, clearly amounted to ALFRED ABRAMS Alfred Abrams of Titusviile, Fla. died Thursday, June 5. He was 89 years old. Mr. Abrams worked in qual- ity control for the Aerospace industry. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. and moved to Titusville in 1975. He was a life member of VFWand the Pearl Harbor Sur- Sharon said, adding that it will be a "complicated and lengthy process upon which we need to work responsi- bly." Sharon reiterated that Is- rael would have to pay a "painful price" for peace - a phrase he repeatedly has used to refer to the demand to dismantle settlements - but that Israel would make no concessions that would endanger its security. Sharon also defended the recent military act.ions against Hamas as necessary measures to advance the possibility for peace, not to derail the process. Sharon's policy state- ment, which stressed that the road map was a frame- work and not a formal agree- ment, was endorsed by the Knesset in a 57-42 vote with no abstentions. The supporters of the statement included some Cabinet ministers who had opposed the road map, in- cluding Likud Party stalwart Uzi Landau. Other legisla- tors opposed to the road map, including members of the National Union bloc, were not present for the vote. Sharon's statements came as small steps continued on the ground toward keeping the road map alive. Israeli and Palestinian se- curity officials reportedly were continuing contacts begun Saturday night, amid reports that Israel was con- sidering a proposal to hand over security control to the Palestinians in the north- ern Gaza Strip and possibly Bethlehem as well. The legal battles over the future of several illegal out- posts also continued. On Monday, Israel's High Court rejected a petition. from settlers against the dis- mantling of Givat Yitzhak, an inhabited settlement out- post in the West Bank. The ruling paved the way for the army to remove the enclave, in accordance with Sharon's commitment at the Aqaba summit to dismantle unau- thorized outposts. an anti-Semitic caricature. Readers were justified in being upset. The IR strives to keep all kinds of ethnic slurs and stereotyping out of its pages, and we regret having fallen short. We apologize for failing to meet our own standards Any image that smacks of the centuries-old scourge of anti-Semitism lies well be- yond that line. The Orlando Sentinel's editor, Tim Franklin (June 14) was quoted saying that 'the [Locher] cartoon crossed the line by convey- ing stereotypical images that are clearly offensive to Jews." Franklin admits the cartoon "should not have been pub- lished.'" For more detail on the Sentinel's position and ac- tions, this community's re- action and commentary see David Bornstein's Heritage Florida Jewish News "The Good Word" column on page 4. CAMERA The Committee for Accuracg in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitor- ing, research and member- ship organization devoted to promoting accurate and bal- anced coverage of lsrael and the Middle East. vivors Group. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his daughter Dorian C. Abrams of Titusville. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. SARAH BOKAR Sarah Bokar of Ocoee, Fla. died Thursday, June 5. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Bokar was a secretarY. She was born in MemphiS, Tenn. and moved to Ocoee ia 2002. She is survived by her sonS, Harvey Bokar of Cape Coral, Fla. and Michael Bokar o{ Lawrenceville, N.J. and four -grandchildren. Services were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.