Texas Jewish Post (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 30, 2000 Page: 1 of 24
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VOLUME 54 NO. 13
THURSDAY, MARCH 30,
23ADAR II 5760
24 PAGES $1.00 PER ISSUE
Morris Cerullo, The Proselytizer
There is a strange man-made irony that occurs
before our eyes.
This past week was a simultaneous effort by two
great leaders to plead the cause of Shalom. Frail,
feeble and plagued with spasms over his body John
Paul II made an arduous journey into the Holy Land to
try to advance the cause of peace and recognize wrongs
that have been committed against Jews by Christians.
Simultaneously, President William Clinton made for-
ays into India, Pakistan and raced to Geneva to talk
with President Hafaz Assad in an attempt to restart the
peace process that began in January between Syria and
Israel and has since faltered because of disagreements
Little did either of these parties know that while they
were deep into their discussions and outward displays
of Brotherhood a sinister plot had been hatched by
proselytizer Morris Cerullo, San Diego self-styled
missionary and evangelist.
As you will read in our front page lead story, Cerullo
had contracted with a little-known advertising agency
(See related story p. 7) see JESS JAWIN p. 21
Jewish Papers Duped
Clinton-Assad Summit Fails
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ATTEMPT IN GENEVA — President William J. Clinton returned home late
Sunday after spending nearly a week in India and Pakistan in a concillia-
tion effort to prevent large-scale war from erupting between the two na-
tions who have been hostile toward each other. On his return trip to Wash-
ington he made a stop in Geneva where he spent three hours trying to con-
vince Syrian President Hafaz Assad to reactivate peace talks between Is-
rael and Syria. Barak was reported by Israel Army Radio to have said Sun-
day that presently there is no way to bridge the gap between the nations.
Madeleine Albright met separately
with Syrian Foreign Minister
Farouk al-Sharaa, who was part of
the Syrian delegation.
The summit broke down over
the question of how much of the
Golan Heights Israel would return
to Syria as part of a peace treaty,
according to a Syrian presidential
In a statement Sunday, the
spokesman referred to “the obsta-
cles which Israel put and is still
putting in front of the resumption
of talks,” adding that Assad re-
mains firm in his demand for a
“full Israeli withdrawal” to the
border that existed before the
1967 Six-Day War.
Clinton had proposed that Israel
withdraw to a redrawn line close
to the prewar boundary, with Syria
renouncing its right to water from
see Clinton-Assad p. 23
by Ad for Jesus Movie
By Julie Wiener
NEW YORK, (JTA) —
An advertisement that
appeared in 80 American
Jewish newspapers last
week looks fairly innocu-
The Texas Jewish Post
was among the top news-
papers which fell prey to
the deceitful advertise-
The title of a film,
“The Rabbi,” appears in
above a close-up shot of
a bearded, yarmulka-
wearing man praying at
the Western Wall in
story of an Israeli rabbi
and his-struggles in mod-
ern society,” the ad says.
“The drama of this fami-
see Papers Duped p. 23
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Violinist Heals with Classical Music . . .
Washington Watch ...............
Dallas Doings ...................
Evangelical’s Deceit Monitored ......
Hitting Capitol Hill to Lobby for Elderly .
Dallas JCC Hosts National
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TJP’s Flavorite Recipes ............
Olympic Massacre Film Wins Oscar. . .
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You and Your Health ..............
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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s Torah Portion . .
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Around the Town.................
Assad’s Gambit with Clinton ........
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Fay, Leon Brachman Due Bond Honors
By Mitchell Danow
NEW YORK, (JTA) — It does
not appear that Israeli-Syrian ne-
gotiations will resume any time
During a summit that lasted
some four hours Sunday in Gene-
va, President Clinton and Syrian
President Haf.z Assad failed to
reach a basir for resuming the ne-
“The differences that remain”
between Israel and Syria are “sig-
nificant,” White House spokesman
Joe Lockhart said after the sum-
The meeting has been widely
viewed as the last chance to revive
the negotiations during Clinton’s
remaining time in office.
Lockhart characterized the sum-
mit as “very useful.” But, he said,
“We don’t believe it would be pro-
ductive” for Israeli-Syrian talks to
resume at this point.
“Obviously more work needs- to
be done” to bridge the gaps be-
tween the two sides, Lockhart
“It is impossible to predict when
those talks might resume,” he
Clinton spoke to Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Barak twice during
Sunday’s talks, Lockhart said.
Clinton and Assad talked for
more than two hours, took a two-
hour break and then resumed their
meeting, he said. During the
break, U.S. Secretary of State
POPE JOHN PAUL II concluded his Pilgrimage of Peace in the Holy Land
Sunday by placing a prayer of forgiveness in the remains of the second
Temple’s Western Wall. The paper held by the shaking and feeble hands of
a determined pope read: “God of our fathers, you chose Abraham and his
descendants to bring your Name to the Nations,” read the typewritten mes-
sage, which was saved by Israeli authorities and will be kept for display.
“We are deeply saddened by the behavior of those who in the course of his-
tory have caused these children of yours to suffer and, asking your for-
giveness, we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with the
people of the Covenant. “Joannes Paulus II.” The words came from an
apology made in Rome earlier this month on the anti-Semitic treatment of
Jews through the centuries by the Catholic Church and others.
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