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HERITAGE FLORIDA, JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 06, 2009 Cre Lti,e cq)l i: Ruth Bruton admires her work. It is Thursday morning ments' Service Coordinator at Kinneret Apartments and Mary Siegel. a group of women gather"The creative coping class around a table in the Delaney serves a dual purpose," Siegel Dining Room at Kinneretsays. "For some, it is a relax- Apartments. To some it may ing time to gather with other appear that these ladies are residents, to discuss and dispel just coloring. Butinactuality, stressors. For others, they get itisanew creative copingclass to continue to use the creative organized by Kinneret Apart- side of their brains and also to Roz Lowenstein, Kinneret Service Coordinator Mary Siegel and Jean Gay work on their art projects. Roz owenstein works on her picture. PAGE 11A use the fine motor skills used breezeway by the dining room dizeddiningprogramisoffered incomeseniorcitizensindown- in coloring." and the afternoon sun shining to all residents and is funded town Orlando. The Kinneret Today they are working through." through the generosity of the CouncilonAgingisanonprofit on stain glass drawings. "We The Delaney Dining Room, Central Florida community agency that subsidizes a nutri- emphasize there is no right, when not being used as an art and the Jewish Federation of tious meal program available no wrong, no mistakes, it is center, is where a nutritious, GreaterOrlando.Lastyear, over to residents and other life all art. I encourage them to healthy, koshermealisservedat 25,000 meals wereprovided, enhancingprograms.Kinneret 'find the muse within.'" Siegel 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Kinneret Apartmentsis a constituent agency of the says. "It's wonderful to see TheKinneretCouncilonAging are the Jewish community's Jewish Federation. For infor- their artwork hanging in the subsidizes the meaI. The subsi- twin residence towers for low mation, contact407-425-4537. ! Hamas to boycott Palestin- ian elections JERUSALEM (JTA)-- Hamas will not allow the Palestinian Authority to prepare for elections in the Gaza Strip. The group on Oct. 28 also ordered Gaza residents not to take part in the election, saying it would punish Pales- tinians who participate in the election or arranging them. Hamas and other radical Palestinian factions have said they will boycott the poll, which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared for Jan. 24. A Hamas spokesman on Oct. 28 declared the P.A. Central Elections Commit- tee an "illegal body." Abbas' term expired earlier this year and he has threatened not to run for re-election given the moribund state of the peace process with Israel. The Hamas government in Gaza said it would continue to oppose the elections until it reached reconciliation with Abbas' Fatah Party. Report: European lawyers to sue Israeli officers JERUSALEM (JTA)--Hu- man-rights lawyers in Europe are preparing to file lawsuits against Israeli officers based on actions from the Gaza war, an Israeli newspaper reported. The lawyers in Britain and other countries have collected the names of Israel Defense Forces personnel that Gaza Palestinians have accused of committing war crimes dur- ing last winter's operation, according to Ha'aretz. The lawyers have assembled the testimonies of the Gazans in preparation for filing the suits in their names. Legislation enables arrest warrants to be issued against the officers if they enter the specifc countries. In addition to Britain, other countries with lawyers collecting the information include the Neth- erlands, Spain, Belgium and Norway. Attorney Daniel Makover of London told Ha'aretz that the Goldstone report will as- Sist the lawyers in their work. The newspaper reported that several human rights groups are working to create JTA Mahmoud Abbas has set PalesHnian elections got Jan. 24, 2010, but he says he is thinMng of not running for re-election. a network to keep tabs on the officers and seek warrants for their arrest. An unofficial network of attorneys and pro-Palestinian activists is following Jewish and pro-Israel groups to de- termine when one invites an Israeli officer to speak. If the officer arrives in a country in which a warrant has been issued, he can be detained and potentially held over for trial, Ha'aretz reported. Israel's Foreign Ministry responded by saying that "The ministry is aware of efforts undertaken by Palestinian groups and their supporters to harm IDF officers through legal and public relations means, and is working to prevent such efforts." Wiesel addresses evangeli- cal Christians WASHINGTON (JTA)--Elie Wiesel addressed a gathering of evangelical Christians at a salute to Israel hosted by the John Hagee Ministries. The John Hagee Ministries' 28th Annual Night to Honor Israel featured not only Wi- esel, the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, but also Israel's minister of national ilnfrastructure, Uzi Landau, and its consul general to the Southwestern United States, Asher Yarden. "Life is not made of years but of moments," Wiesel said. "Some are privileged mo- ments, and tonight I realized that I had to come here also journalist who has subjected The Central Council offi- Mark O'Neil, executive to live a privileged moment, German Jewish leaders to cially represents the 105,000 director of the Asia-Pacific to be with you. Never in the toughcriticismisrunningfor Jews who are registeredbranch of Cambridge Univer-" history of my people have the leadership of Germany's members of German Jewish sityPress, said he would "seek we witnessed an event such Jewish community, communities. It is estimated the advice of an independent as this." Henryk Broder, who writes that another 100,000 German expertin Judaism"in response Hagee, the president and for Der Spiegel magazine and Jews are unaffiliated, to claims of racial vilification CEOofJohnHageeMinistries, has authored several books, Long Islander displays,andmult~iple faisehoodsmade stressed his organization's said last week that he will takes down Nazi flag by the New South Wales Jew- solidarity with Israel and the "throw his kipah in the ring" NEW YORK (JTA)--A sub- ish,Board of Deputies. Jewish people. He also encour- to become the head of the urban New York resident re- The textb.o.ok has been agedthecrowdtoreadWiesel's Central Council of Jews in movedaNaziflagfromoutside distributed to about 5,000 book, "Night." Germany in the 2010 dec- his home after receiving flak students in their final two The $9 million raised for tions, from his neighbors and his years of high school in New the evening in donations to Reactions totheannounce- mother, South Wales. Hagee's organization was ment from Jewish leaders Richard Greggs, 52, of The chapter on Judaism distributed to representa- in Berlin have ranged from Lindenhurst, took down the claimed that "much modern tires of 29 Jewish and Israeli laughter to applause. Many swastika-adorned flag from conflict in the World is re- nonprofits, charities and hu- of them have been subjected his chimney Oct. 25 after be- lated to the reacl ions of other manitarian organizations, to Broder's critiques over ingtoldtodosobyhismothe~', groups to theHewish people" Hagee also is the founder the years, including in his who also lives in the Long and that. PaSsover "involves and national chairman of "Schmuck of the Week" Islandhome.Hismother, who slaughtering lambs, [and] Christians United for Israel, column, said her son is a World War II smearing the lintel on the a Christian, pro-Israel orga- The Central Council called aficionado, reportedlysaidthe front door with blood." nization, theannouncementan"amus-flag had generated too much The book, by Christopher Obama marks Israel-Jordan ing fantasy." Its president, media attention. Hartney of the University of peace pact Charlotte Knobloch, told re- Although Suffolk CountySydney, also claimed that WASHINGTON (JTA) porters lastweek that Broder Policereceivedcomplaintsre- polygarnyis"commonlyprac- President Obamacommemo- has no experience as a Jewish garding the situation, Greggs ticed" in Israel and that "the ratedthe 15th anniversary of communityleaderanddoesn't willnotbeinvestigated, police tendency for Jews to choose a peace agreement between belong in the race. said. sophisticatedprofessionssuch Jordan and Israel. Broder, 63, who has called Police Commissioner Rich- as law, medicine and scholar- "As we honor this his- Knobloch "Tante Charly," ard Dormer, however, in a ship is closely connected to toricevent, we remember that has said that today's Jewish statement to Newsday said Jewish family togetherness." peace is always possible de- leaders have failed to focus on that "While courts haveElmerWlnter, x-/kl. 2om- spite seemingly insurmount- issues of current importance upheld the rights of these mittee president, dies able obstacles," Obarna said instead becoming mired in individuals to promote these NEWYORK (JTA) -- Elmer in a statement released Oct. the past. disgustingsymbols, alldecent Winter, a former national 26. "The courage of King In recent years he has fo- people must denounce itpresident of the American Hussein and Prime Minister cused increasingly on issues vigorously." Jewish Committee, has died. Rabin demonstrated that a ofanti-Semitisrn in Germany, Neighbors said it was not Winter, a Milwaukee busi- commitment to communica- Islamic extremism and the the first time Greggs had nessman and philanthropist, tion, cooperation and genu- threatfromIranagainstIsrael, raisedtheNaziflag, including died Oct. 22 in Milwaukee ine reconciliation can help InJanuary, aGermancourtonce on Easter Sunday. following a brief illness. He change the course of history, ruled that Broder could de- "He'saninsulttotheneigh- was 97. Today we honor the foresight scribe anti-Israel statements borhood,"FrankSchipanitold Winter founded Manpower of these leaders who stared by the daughter of a former Newsday. Inc., the first temporary help down the past's doubters and Central Council leader asGreggs' mother, who pre- agency and a rfiultibil- stood together in the interest anti-Semitic after Evelyn ferred not to give her name, lion-dollar firm with 30,000 of common progress." Hecht-Galinskisuedhimover told Newsday that Greggs is employees and 4,100 offices The U.S. leader noted that a letter he wrote to a local "just into everything with in 82 countries. "wemustrememberthisspirit radio station and published World War II. He has no af- Following his retirement: of cooperation as the United on a Web site. filiation with the Nazi Party." in 1976, Winter continued to States works with Arabs and And when Felicia Langer, a Offensive textbook pulled keep regular office hours at Israelis to help secure peace Jewish woman who received from Australian book- the company's world head- in the Middle East." Germany's top award for her shelves quarters in Milwaukee. JordanandIsraelsignedthe humanitarian work, Broder SYDNEY, Australia(JTA)-- Winter served as national pact near the Israeli-Jordani- notedthatshewasavehement A high school textbook that president of the American an border on Oct. 26, 1994. criticofIsraelwemphasizing Jewish leaders said vilified Jewish Committee from 1973 Jordanianprotesterscalled what he described as Langer's Jews and contained false- to 1977. Oct. 26 for the treaty to be anti-Semitic, one-sided at- hoods was withdrawn from The Committee for Eco- annulled, while newspapers tacks on the Jewish state-- bookshelves in Australia. nomic Growth of Israel, a across Jordan described the and Suggested that German CambridgeUniversityPress nonprofitorganizationWinter peace as "frigid," according President Horst Koehler(Australia & New Zealand) founded more than 30 years to reports, shouldhaveknownaboutthis released a statement Oct. ago to promote investment Journalist critical of Ger- before approving the award. 27 saying it "recognized the in and trade with Israel, was man leaders wants to be Broder was born in Poland concerns that have been ex- a hallmark of Winter's strong one and moved to Germany with pressed" about "Cambridge BERLIN (JTA)--A Jewish his family in 1958. Studies of Religion." Roundup on page 23A