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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 15

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THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 16A PINEDESIGN r -1 Israel resists U.S. peace talk pressure Building on Success Lennar owns most of the large developments out west. We explore their land-and what they're building on it. I i The Habitat Center jl II 4047 Okeechobee Blvd., 108 J West Palm Beach (56 1 ) 684-1 440 L Mon.-Sat. 10-6 Sale Ends Saturday, April 4th Iteftlni Beach rtxst (USE 5FH SHELL!!!! J MRB Special discounts for last 3 days. fine Iir"-S ILiSTT Sample Of Savings SAVE UP TO misgivings among Palestinians. "I can't accept a dictate," Netanyahu told Israel Radio in an interview Thursday. "We have our principles. We're not deceiving anyone, not ourselves, not the voters, not the Palestinians and not the Americans. "It's not my intention to prevent them (the United States) from raising ideas, only that they raise the right ideas." Netanyahu's spokesman, David Bar-Man, summed up Israel's position earlier in the week, saying, "We're here. We know what we're talking about." Ross comes with a plan nonetheless, bolstered by calls between Netanyahu and President Clinton and indications that there may be room for a compromise. An Israeli newspaper reported that Clinton and Netanyahu got angry at each other in weekend calls, but Netanyahu induced Clinton to send Ross. Clinton reportedly told Netanyahu, "Maybe it's hard for you to understand this, but (the peace process) is a direct, vital American interest." The Associated Press reported that Ross did not offer the U.S. plan Friday, but listened to an outline of Israel's security needs. By Larry Kaplow Palm Beach Post Staff Writer JERUSALEM With the Middle East peace process faltering, Israeli and U.S. officials Friday began a weekend of meetings that might turn into a showdown between the allies. U.S. presidential envoy Dennis Ross met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for four hours Friday. Ross is trying to assess the response to a U.S. plan for restarting peace talks with the Palestinians. But, Netanyahu and his Cabinet already rejected the key part of the plan five days ago. Along the way, they made it clear they do not want the United States to tell them what to do. Netanyahu has said he would hand over no more than 9 percent of land in the West Bank, but has hinted he may sweeten any deal by giving the Palestinians land adjacent to areas they already control. He described this is "a qualitative rather than a quantitative" withdrawal. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who met with Ross later Friday, said he expects "both quality and quantity" in an Israeli pullback. Arafat has not rejected the U.S. proposal, despite many Sale Price Orig. Price NOW sl,995 s595 V EVERYTHING MUST GO! 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Palm Beach, will show the documentary feature The Long Way Home, which won an Academy Award this week, at a special breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday. Tickets for the screening and the bagel and lox breakfast are $8. For reservations, call the temple at 832-0804 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Produced by Moriah Films The Jack & Pearl Resnick Film Division of the The Simon Wiesenthal Center the film was made possible by more than $1 million in financing from Pearl Resnick, a member of Temple Emanu-EI. "If it wasn't for Pearl Resnick, I doubt if Moriah Films would be here today at all," Rabbi Marvin Hier said recently. Hier founded the Wiesenthal Center and IW down payment, 5MO monthly payment, WO finance charge if paid in full by January 1999! $b00 minimum purchase required. 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Still, over the past several months: Four senior officials of the celebrations association have resigned, complaining they did not have enough money or control to do the job right. Detractors have criticized the budgeted $34 million down from a requested $70 million as excessive. One celebrations chairman prompted a controversy by proposing a broad amnesty be given to criminals in Israeli jails to celebrate the anniversary. Leftists complained that a school text on the anniversary barely mentions any Palestinians let alone the hundreds of thousands displaced by the founding of Israel. And Palestinians began a series of lectures to mark the flip side of the anniversary, what they call the "Nakba," or "Tragedy." In the first such lecture recently, in a small cultural center in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian Farid Taw-washa, 77, told war stories about the battles against Israel in 1948. "We hope this will give an Morgan Freeman, The Long Way Home follows European Jews after their liberation from the Nazi death camps in 1945 to the founding of Israel three years later. The Kaplan Jewish Community Center In West Palm Beach will host a celebration of M attress Truckload Event! Israel's golden anniversary on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 local agencies and temples will participate in the event, $10,000,000 Mattress. r inventory?, fl which includes music, camel rides, films on Israel and an exhibit of Truckloads of brand name mattresses from Sealy, Serta, Simmons and more are arriving just for this event! Here's just a sampling of the savings: s122 s159 E l-a I I Jewish art. 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The centerpiece gala was rescheduled from a stadium to a smalW venue. Political scientist Daniel Elaz-er Mil the faltering association reinliirces the national pessimism! becoming "an example of Israel at its worst " "Right now, Israel's own fu-hire path is not entirely clear. Tin re's a lot of controversy about the things going on here," Elazer said. The intense home-grown cynicism in this country of 5.8 million people is in contrast to the view from afar. "We are jubilant. Israel might forget to celebrate, but we won't," said Arlene Kaufman, of Palm Beach, a leader in the United Jewish Appeal and co-chair of the American group organizing the celebrations. American Jews have been insulted by an Israeli shift toward Jewish fundamentalism, and they are divided over the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But, Kaufman said, Americans see a bigger picture. 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