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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, August 01, 1988, Image 4

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Page 4-THE NEWS-August. 1988 WORLD BEAT edited by Marta Garelik Israelis Health Care Crisis to be Investigated TEL AVIV (JTA) - Supreme Court President Meir Shamgar appointed a five- member judicial commission to investigate the crisis in public health care and recom mend long-term solutions. It is trying to end the im mediate crisis, which has sub jected government and His- tadrut hospitals to crippling' strikes, work stoppages, slow downs and sanctions by medi cal and non-medical personnel for the past several months. The plan under considera tion was drafted by the direc tors of 30 public hospitals. It calls for the members of vari ous health insureince funds to pay an additional premium, equivalent to about $15 per month. The extra money would en able the hospitals to shorten the list of patients waiting for elective surgery. The wait, which sometimes is as long as a year (some have waited 3 years), could be re duced to about six weeks by utilizing surgical theaters on a second shift. Israelis now pay the equiv alent of between $50 and $100 a month to belong to a health insurance fund. The additional $15 wiU improve service. But who pays it to the doctors, since the Treasury will not do so, is a matter of dispute. Israel currently has no govern ment health service. Japanese Inundated with Anti-Semitic Books LOS ANGELES (JTA) - “Japan is a country very taken with literature that smacks of classic anti-Semitic scapegoating,” but unlike the West, it has not led to any overt anti-Semitic acts, ac cording to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wisenthal Center here. “What I found at virtually every one of the two dozen bookstands I visited in Tokyo,” Cooper said, “were popularly priced books which blamed in ternational Jewry for every conceivable problem, from the overvaluation of the yen to a purported cover-up of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.” The Chernobyl charge is in a book by T^ashi Hirose, published last month, titled “Find the Hyde of Dr. Jekyll,” that was prominently displayed in Tokyo’s two largest book stores. One of its main themes is a charge that Armand Hammer, chairman of the Occidental Petroleum Co., and other prominent Jews conspired to profit from the Chernobyl dis aster. Israel to Start Trading with USSR TEL AVIV (JTA) - Israel and the USSR will commence trading with each other short ly, using West German busi ness agents to facilitate the transactions. A dozen Israeli factories are preparing for the Germans’ arrival here to sign agreements on behalf of Soviet importers. Israel will export clothing, women’s stockings and dispos able diapers. The Soviets will export a special cloth fabric. The Israeli products will carry German patents and a code de noting the Israeli factory that produced them, but no other sign indicating country of origin. The products start arriving in the USSR this month. So viet goods will be sent to Israel under a reciprocal agree ment utilizing West German agents. El Al Scales Down Operations TEL AVIV (JTA) - El Al, Israel’s national airline, is scal ing down operations in £uitici- pation of an $11 million drop in revenue this year, caused by the adverse effects of the Pal estinian uprising on tourism. El Al President Rafi Har- Lev said that the company planned economy measures, including combining flights, use of smaller aircraft and the dismissal of temporary workers. El Al has carried only 70 per cent of the number of passen gers they expected to fly so far this year. The number from the U.S. is expected to be down by a third. The drop in bookings is especially noticeable in France, where the number of passengers in a given month has been half the number of the corresponding month last year. Business has also dropped sharply in the Scandinavian countries, and economically, it would be worthwhile to sus pend flights to Copenhagen for three or four months. Virginia Governor Visited Israel WASHINGTON (JTA) - Gov. 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The conmiission provides exchanges between Israel and Virginia in such fields as agriculture, arts and music, economic development, education, public safety, re search and medicine, tourism and human resources. At a press conference before leaving Richmond for Israel, Baliles noted that Virginia companies are already selling aircraft control equipment, ap ples, pet food and harvesting equipment. Israel Exports Sold in Lebanon TEL AVIV (JTA) - An enterprising Lebanese living in Israel is operating a regular oceangoing cargo service be tween Haifa and the Beirut area. The three smedl vessels owned by Amin Haj, a Shiite merchant who makes his home in Nahariya, carry Israeli agricultural products to Lebanon. From there, some of them reach other Arab coun tries that officially boycott Israel. About 90 percent of the cargo carried originates in Israel and has an estimated value of several million dollars annually. Lebanese produce accounts for 10 percent of the freight. Rabin Bans Religious Activism in Army TEL AVIV (JTA) - Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin has banned partisan ac tivities by religious activists in army camps. His order followed com plaints by parents that ultra- Orthodox, who have estab lished yeshivot for “chozrei b’tshuva” (born-again or newly-religious youth), have been influencing their chil dren, many of whom subse quently sever relations with their secular families. Rabin ordered that soldiers shall not be allowed to or ganize visits to such yeshivot as part of their army service, and that spokesmen and acti vists for the chozrei b’tshuva movement may no longer be invited to carry out their ac tivities in army camps. The defense minister said that it is the task of the Israel Defense Force rabbinate alone to perform religious duties and activities inside the army. Jerusalem to Get New City Hall JERUSALEM (JTA) - A new $65 million city h^ will be constructed in Jerusalem, uniting under one roof all the departments of the municipali ty, which are now dispersed around the city. Part of the project’s funding will be provided by the Reich- mann family of Toronto, bil lionaire financiers who are the developers of the Battery Park project in Manhattan. Ron International Ltd., a Reichmann-owned subsidiary, will undertake construction and will loan the city $30 million for 20 years. The sale of properties now housing the city offices will pick up any slack in funding. Handicapped Athletes to be Sent to Olympics TEL AVIV (JTA) - Inter national businessman Shaul Eisenberg announced that he will head a public committee to raise funds to send an Israeli team to the 8th Olym pics for the disabled. Israel plans to send 59 ath letes to the event, which will feature 3,400 paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, blind and other handicapped ath letes from around the world. Recent Anti-Semitic Attacks PARIS (JTA) — A powerful bomb did severe damage to the campaign headquarters of a prominent meml^r of the Jewish community, Jean-Pierre Bloch who is running for Parli ament. The walls of the building housing the offices were covered with anti-Semitic See WORLD BEAT page 15 LARRY S. HOROWITZ 1900 Rexford Road, Suite 120 Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 Office: (704) 365-2014 Residence: (704) 541-5160 PIsnning for business owners and executives leni Mutual Life Insurance Company • Milwaukee Imperial printing products Specialists In Raised Printing Stationery — Business Cards Wedding — Bar Mitzvah Invitations Business & Social Announcements ^731 Sweden Road N.c. 2K10 stumrt Coitc GiHlHi^ra * Pr«»W*nt s ®‘^ii3lS®gl5lS15iasi5li5lSl5l5lSBlSBlSl5lSffilSl5lS\51Sl5lSM'5l5l5lSlS®51S'^

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