THE JEWISH PRESS
JUST what the world was waiting for: the first Jewish tartan. That’s the major new campaign from the Jewish Telegraph, whose readers are implored to choose their favourite from three designs prepared by Highland-wear specialists Slanj of Glasgow. It also has plans for a kilt pin combining a Star of David and a thistle.
Meanwhile, Australia could have its first extradition of a suspected Nazi war criminal after the country’s High Court rejected the appeal of suspect Charles Zentai. The 86-year-old former Hungarian warrant officer is accused of beating 18-year-old Peter Balazs to death in 1944. He has been fighting extradition to Budapest for almost three years, but the Australian Jewish News reports a High Court ruling 6-1 that Perth Magistrates Court should consider it.
Forward in America makes clear its views on the arrest of suspected Israel spy Ben-Ami Kadish. The former US Army engineer reportedly confessed to passing between 50 and 100 documents from his office library to the Israeli consulate in New York between 1979 and 1985. “Americans slept safer in their beds last week after the FBI, in a daring raid on a New Jersey old-age home, nabbed an 84-year-old retiree accused of having spied for Israel a quarter-century ago,” declares a sarcastic Forward editorial: “Kadish faces possible life in prison, perhaps even the death penalty, if he lives that long. Not to mention any overdue library fines.”
A matzah shortage hit Californians this Pesach, reports the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. “In all my years, I have never seen a grocery store completely out of matzah,” kvetched one Valley Village resident.