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The Southern Israelite. (Augusta, Ga.) 1925-1986, December 26, 1986, Image 2

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Page 2 THE SOUTHERN ISRAELITE December 26, 1986 Gate City Lodge selects Betty Jacobson for award Betty Ann Romm Jacobson will be the recipient of B'nai B'rith's 1986 Distinguished Ser vice Award to be presented by Gate City Lodge #144 at its in stallation dinner which will be held at the Colony Square Hotel on Saturday, Jan 24. T he 1987 officers of Gate City Lodge to be installed at the dinner are Robert Galanti, pres ident; Stewart 1. Aaron, presi dent-designate; Arie Kohn, Ken neth L. l evy, Victor S. Profis, Jerry L. Levine and Steven L.ei- bel. vice presidents; Martin J. Nathan, treasurer; David S. Franco, recording secretary; and Robert S Kaplan, monitor. Mrs. Jacobson, a native At lantan, is a graduate of Girls H igh School and earned a bache lor of arts degree from the Uni versity of Illinois. She and her husband Harvey have three chil dren; Susan and Edward Gold berg of Birmingham and Nancy and Wayne Freedman and Joe Jacobson, all of Atlanta. The Jacobsons have two grandchild ren, Robin and Marc Goldberg Mrs Jacobson, president of the Atlanta Jewish Federation, began her career of volunteer service at 17 when she was co- Betty Jacobson chairman of the youth division of the Federation campaign. She served as chairman of the Wom en’s Division Campaign, presi dent of the Women’s Council and in many other capacities before becoming the first woman president of the Atlanta Jewish Federation Additionally, Mrs. Jacobson serves on the boards of the Jew ish Family Service, Jew ish Voca tional Serv ice, the Jewish Home. Brandeis University Women, Technion and Hillel. Active with the United Way, she is chairman of the United Way Service Council for Day Care In addition, Mrs. Jacobson is a board member of Historic Oakland Cemetery and the Atlanta Symphony. Mrs Jacobson is also a past president of Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Atlanta chapter, past president of Birney School PTA and past board member and officer of The Temple. She was also a member of the court-appointed bi-racial committee for the desegregation of the Atlanta Public Schools. On the national level. Mrs. Jacobson is a member of the board of the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Jew ish Appeal. Southeast Regional Cabinet. A cocktail reception will begin at 7:30 p.m. and dinner will fol low at 8:30. For more informa tion and to make reservations, call 851-9705. Former Atlanta consular official heads Israeli mission in Greece by Jean Cohen ATHENS (JTA) Israel estab lished its first full-lledged diplo matic mission in Greece last week, headed by Moshe Gil boa, a senior Foreign Ministry official from Jerusalem with the rank of ambassador. Gilboa, 56, presented his cre dentials to Greek Foreign Minis ter Karolos Papoulias at a pri vate meeting which lasted 30 minutes instead of the 10 minutes assigned by protocol to such formalities. Gilboa seemed more than pleased when he emerged. While he declined to say anything about his talk with Papoulias, he ex pressed cautious optimism over the warming of relations between the two countries. Greece has never extended de jure recognition to Israel. For that reason, the Israeli envoy presented his letter of accredita tion to the foreign minister rather than to the president. Greece, moreover, has taken a consistently pro-Arab stand in the M iddle East conflict and has, in fact, refused to go along with its European Economic Commu nity (EEC) partners' decision to impose sanctions against Syria for its involvement in recent in ternational terrorist acts. The upgrading of Israel’s repre- Moshe Gilboa sentation in Athens from consu lar level to diplomatic mission, coupled with other recent mani festations of Greek-Israeli coop eration represents a substantial advance in their relations. Gilboa in fact had cause to be pleased with the circumstances surrounding his meeting with Papoulias. For one thing, his arrival in Athens caught the for eign minister on the run. Papou lias had just returned from a three-week visit to the United States and West Germany and had to report to Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou before leav ing that evening for a week-long meeting of the EEC in Brussels. Foreign Ministry officials suggested to the Israeli envoy Correction The Southern Israelite will he closed Friday, Jan. 2. that he present himself to the deputy toieign minister to avoid waiting a week or more to see Papoulias. Gilboa refused When Papoulias was advised of this, he immediately arranged to see the Israeli. That was something of a pre- cendent. for the new Egyptian ambassador had been forced to wait a month to present his cre dentials to the president and the Chinese ambassador waited three months. Papoulias' concurrence with the Israeli's wishes was seen as significant Also regarded as significant was the fact that the two men met with no one present except Pa poulias' translator Another indication that Greece seeks to improve its ties with Israel was the fact that the meet ing took place only a day after the United Nations Security Council adopted an Arab-spon sored resolution comdemning Is- r '**‘ 1 for the shooting deaths of two Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank. Asked by reporters it Papoulias had referred to the incident, Gil boa shook his head. Observers here suggested that the courtesies extended to the Israeli represen tative stemmed from the fact that he heads the Foreign Ministry’s World Jewish Affairs Division in Jerusalem and is therefore quite close to American Jewish lead ers. T he Greek government is very sensitive to American opin ion. The establishment of the Israeli mission here f ollowed an exchange of visits between the tourism ministers of both countries which resulted in agreement to launch a joint Greek-lsrael advertising and promotion campaign to attract American tourists. The agreement was finalized in Jerusalem last month. Ambassador Gilboa was Is rael's consul general in Atlanta a number of years ago. I he photo is from TSI files, l.ditor THIS WEEK Bernstein details reportial effort 8 Through the decades .. 11-22 Photographer puts Yiddish in the picture 23 Business 26 Obituaries 28 Classifieds 29 News Brids Israel says U.S. reneged TEL AVIV (JTA) The United States government was accused Sunday of reneging on an agreement to give Israeli companies half of the contracts for construction of Voice of America (VOA) radio transmitters in the Negev. Han Oren, chairman of the Ai ava regional council, charged that the Communications Ministry yielded to an American decision to give local contractors only 20 percent of the work instead of the 50 percent guaranteed when the U.S. and Israel signed an agreement in principle for the project last July. “ Israel Radio reported the Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir will appoint a ministerial committee to decide w'hethcr to accept the American terms. Flu vaccine arrives in Israel EEL AVIV (JTA)- An emergency consignment of 10,000 units of flu vaccine arrived here from The Netherlands Sunday night and was approved by the Health Ministry to be distrib uted to pharmacies all over the country. Israel is in the grip of an Asian flu epidemic, a particularly virulent strain of Taiwan and Singapore flu which claimed 89 lives in the last two weeks of November and put thousands on the sick list. The local supply of vaccine has run out. The Health Minis try wants to restrict the imported ampules to the high-risk groups young children and elderly persons suffering from chronic ailments. The Dutch-made vaccine sells for 21 shekels ($14) a dose, double the cost of a French-made vaccine against the norman strain of flu. New stocks of the latter are due here next week. Afrikaanergets Jerusalem award JERUSALEM (JTA) A South African author and a foe of apartheid. John Coet/ce, was named the winner of Jerusa lem's Freedom of the lndiv idual in Society Award recently. The 46-year-old Afrikaaner first gained international acclaim in 1982 for his book "Waiting for the Barbarians.” Other books by Coetzee are "In the Heart of the Country,” “The Life and Times of Michael K,” and the soon-to-be- released "Foes.” Mushroom know-how shared JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel is exporting secrets to the People’s Republic of China —how to produce a new variety of mushroom that is tastier than all others, Yediot Achronot has reported. I he exporter reportedly is a kibbutz in Upper Galilee w hich invested $300,000 to develop the special mushroom. Negotia tions with Chinese buyers have been under way for several months, Yediot Achronot said. Bells will be ringing JERUSALEM (JTA)—Direct telephone dialing between Egypt and Israel will soon be established. Communications M inister Amnon Rubinstein told reporters in Cairo after meet ing for an hour with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Esmat Abdel-Maguid. Calls between the two countries now go through an operator. 1 he two ministers also discussed ways to avoid television and radio jamming. Egypt and Israel use similar radio and TV transmission frequencies and the two officials agreed to coor dinate policies in this area. U.N. resolution called ‘scandal’ NEW YORK (J I A) — T he United States ambassador to the United Nations, Vernon Walters, vowed Tuesday that the U.S. will not rest until the 1975 General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism is rescinded. T he resolution remains a great scandal” he asserted during rca ^* asl meeting w ith Seymour Reich, the president of B'nai B rith International. Walters assured Reich that the U.S. will walk out of the General Assembly if Israel's credentials were ever rejected. He said that by now every member of the U.N. knows that the U.S. will react strongly to any attempt to suspend Israel’s member ship in the world body.