The Canadian Jewish News, Friday, February 13, 1970- Page 7
The lighter side of Israel
by Ephraim Kishbn
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Whenever things happen around here these days, the world squints Cairowards and asks: "Nu, and what does the editor of 'Al Ahrain,' Mohaninied Hassanein Hey-kal, say of it?" Because the man is President Nasser's friend, as well as being an ace journalist, a great sage, quiet, elegant, a stupid windbag.
~His windbagger y is hard to discern at first glance, seeing that he's so clever, so learned, has such a highly cultured style, Heykalture personified. For that one must wade through _a-collection of his celebrated articles, as yours truly did in a weak moment. It was not an easy job by any means, for Heykal is a long-player. Where the common commentator plunges into his political analysis with a vulgar straightforwardness, Heykal tends to ease the reader into his flow of culture with a bright preface that goes ■ something like this:
"Before 1 desist, if even for a short while, from the . consideration of subjects ttiat call for grave consideration, 1 would like to dwell awhile upon a subject that is worthy not only.of consideration but is worth dwelling awhile upon too, even though I am convinced that the subject I am about to dwell upon this time is t)eyond dispute, if we should be allowed to consider it even without desisting with due gravity."
Only now, after the gasping reader has collapsed, will Heykal inform him that war with Israel is inevitable. For that is the inevitable conclusion he has been arriving at these past 20 years, once every three weeks. That's what keeps the home fires burning. That's what keeps Mohammed on top of the mountain. For Heykal the war has broken out about 77 times already and always in-
evitably; In the case of t^he Six Day War, he played his . trumps. It was his personal triumph -- liis greatest and most inevitable — seeing that in his famous article written on the occasion of the closing of the Straits (27.5.67) he analyzed the situation with absolutely scientific accuracy. The reader will please take a deep breath and forgive us, but we feel "^liged to pass on this brilliant piece of writing verbatim:
"It is the unvarnished truth that existent facts have always been imposed upon us by the Israeli aggressor, and that the Arabs have lacked the strength that might have enabled tiiem to resist existent facts and to change them by force and impose other existent facts in their place." -- Sowrites our philosopher, who gives his article a sharp turn, as follows: "This is the first time that an Arab challenge to Israel is trying to change a forcibly imposed existent fact, in order to impose another existent fact in its place, because the opening, of the Gulf of Aqaba before Israel made an existent fact that was imposed by force, whereas the closing of the Gulf of Aqaba before Israel this week made another existent fact, imposed inturn by Arab force."
At this stage the humble reader, impossibly imposed upon and past knowing the difference between facts and existentialism, is ready to accept the inevitable fact that he's got dealings here with a historian who says everything twice, says everything twice. The more so as Mohammed has a knack for applied prophecy as well. He foresaw the developments
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of the Six Day War, thus: ''I am convinced that Israel cannot pass over the closing of the Straits in silence. She must react, and we must expect a blow against us. After that, however, the second blow will come from our side, a blow thatJKill be supremely effective."""^
The prophecy was only partly fulfilledr our blow really did arrive according to plan; the second blow, the effective one, not so hot. One might say then that Heykal managed to guess correctly at a rate of 50 percent — not a bad result even for "Toto." Why did he mark the little cross for victory in the Egyptian square? By dint of the supreme effectiveness:
"The new Egyptian soldier is a fellah of the Agrarian Reform, an equail partner in the management and the profits of the enterprise, soldier or a progressive Socialist State." •
Well, that way it's easy to win. It's almost unfair even to go to war with human material of such obvious superiority. And to top it all he yet writes in another article (26.5.67) about us:
"People sometimes become the captives of lies that they tliemselves have invented."
Wliat brought about the Six Day War?
"Israel started the attack in order to prevent Egypt from becoming an oil power." (29.4.68)
Ttiat's plain staggering. How on earth does the man get to know all our secrets? For who doesn't rememt)er those prewar times,"theten glorious days that changed the face of theMiddleEast," as Heykal calls them, how we sat and put our heads together and told ourselves again and again: "No, no, we won't let the Egyptians crown the 'Standard Oil Company Ltd.' out of the region. We shall fight to the last drop of oil!"
In short: he's a silly ass.
He makes a very fine impression, but inside he's stupid. He's an existent fact imposed upon us by force. Though nothing can harm -■him, this genius of the mo-iment. He retnains the pet of the international press, and he feels like.a king. Neither is the Israeli press safe from his charm, splashing five-column headlines whenever he publishes his weekly inevitability:
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19.1.68: "Heykal: Another War with Israel Inevitable!"
14.4.68: "Heykal: No chance for Arabs to Beat Israel in Battle!"
20.9.68: "Heykal: Egypt to Attack First in Next War!"
And now, to beat it all, in last week's piece: this time the inevitable is going to break out this winter. It'll be Israel who'll attack first though, and Egypt who'll give the second, the effective blow. Don't let's forget that our hey presto Heykal is an intimate of the President, and hence effectively in the know. He's a very objective commentator too. He's more than once astonished the world by admitting unashamedly that Egypt lost the batUe of 1967. But why did she lose, eh? Because of America, "which was associated with the aggression through direct and indirect military intervention" (23.
6.67) , and because of Israel's numerical superiority: "Heykal: Israeli Air° Force had 3 to 1 Advantage!" (21.
Still, things have chang;ed and the winter-inevitability is going to be different. The impositions have come back into existence: Heykal: "The campaign that I am considering now with all its factors and requirements will have to confer a one-way and unequivocal military defeat upon the Israeli army" (11.4. 69).
He is planning, as you may know, todestroy about 20,000 Israeli soldiers, one way or another. This time he'll make it, because according to his reasoned judgment Israel's strategic position is incomparably worse now than it was before June 5, 1967, when we still enjoyed a "territorial concentration." This time, says Heykal, it won't be so easy for the Israeli army to advance from its present positions on the Jordan River, the Suez Canal and the Syrian Heights . ..
That means, he tells his listeners, that we're in big trouble with those miserable borders. That's what he tells, elegantly, quietly and wind-baggery, to the wretched Egyptian people who all these years corns in for nothing but a pack of impositions, together with a solemn promise that war i^ inevitJible, thai, there's no hope wtvatever for a decent life, that it's going to go on this way for ever and ever.
We're sorry, but the prophet lies like all the rest. He just lies a bit longer, that's all.
The Adath Israel Sisterhood has planned a production of the famous Fiddler, in connection with its 20th anniversary celebrations. The musical, to tie presented by the Sisterhood Players opens on Tuesday, March 18th and will be directed by Evelyn Pollock. The choreography will be by Dorris Abbott.
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The Sisterhood of Holy Blossom Temple recently featured a discussion by Mr. Leonard Bertin entitled The Individual Facing The 1970s.
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beyond. We have a mammoth task before us to mobilize the resources of our community to an extent never before attempted. But we must do it, just as the people of Israel are facing the demands of the present situation there -- with courage, determination, and self-sacrifice."
His Other Love
My son, married 14 years, has three beautiful children and everything to live for. Now his wife wants a divorce.
My daughter-in-law says my son doesn't show her any attention. He is a 'pharmacist, has two drugstores, and works day and night. My daughter-in-law bought herself a ranch two years ago, writh my son's money and boards horses. She loves horses and goes to horse-shows frequently.
A few months ago, he went to a convention in a hotel and met a woman. He told my daughter-in-law all about it. There was nothing morally wnrong done, my son says.
This woman, who is also married and has three children kept calling him all the time. He has only seen her once since then arid told her not t6 bother him any more.
,', IVly " sop ) and daughter-in-law have fifiiae tO; lawy«ffr and are qow legally separated. iKf son pie'adeid vrith her not to go through w/ith the divorce. The urgency for an immediate divorce seems to have waned. My daughter-in-law is out to get as much as she can from my son.
Men who dedicate themselves completely to their work, rather than to their home life, are usually driven to this because it is the only area where they get recognition for their accomplishments.
At times, the wife may see the husband's" work as the other love in his life, and become jealous or even competitive. His total absorption with his business says to her that he' gets more gratification from his Work than he does from her. In retaliation, she immerses herself completely in the home and children, and has no time
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for him when he finally gets home or has free time. Or, she may find a hobby, which becomes the great love in her life.
Your son may have meant well in wanting to build an empire, so to speak, for himself and his family. But as far as his wrife was concerned, all the extras were only a form of paying her off for not giving her what she really wanted. Each of the three children they had may also have been seen as a gift to keep her busy and occupied, so that she would leave him alone.
Apparently her hobby did not fulfill the need created by an absentee husband. Her increased demands over the years were only to startle him into realizing how lonely she was and how much she needed him. T^ie final shock which she hoped would bring him back to reality was the ' threat of a divorce.
. Telling his wife about this other woman was a means of letting her know how desirable he is and how women pursue him.
That your daughter-in-law is not pushing for an immediate divorce indicates that she still hopes some kind of reconciliation can be brought about, and that during the separation, her husband wnll finally come to see how much he loves and misses her and the children.
Both your son and his wife need help. However, it would be a sign of great strength if he were to go for help first, by himself. This would prove to his wife that he really wants to change and keep the family together. Meanwhile, he must find some vyay of rearranging his work schedule, or hiring assistants to do somie of his work, so that he vnll have time to spend with his family. He might make less, but in giving more of himself to the family, he would enrich their lives as well as his.
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It's amazing how a girl finds out if her boy friend loves her. Some of the test's of the heart are remarkable. And convincing.
Today distance in amour is no hazard. What with the little regard for money, a plane ride from here to there in no time flat doesn't mean a thing. And if he doesn't come to her, she goes to him.
In my tiinci distance was a decisive factor. If ^ boy had to spend carfare to see a girl, he just wasni Interested. There was plenty of garne closer to home.
Suppose a lassie met a laddie at a dance in Man hattan. Suppose, too, that they liked each other. The supreme test came when it was time to go home. He lived in The Bronx; she, in Brooklyn. But if he didn't bat an eyelash and offered to escort her home, inv ^ mediairty she heard wedding bells. ^For what bov would be nutty enough to take a girl home if slie lived at the other end of the world? Imagine riding an hour one way," then another hour back. If his intentions weren't serious, he'd excuse himself a riiin-ute and get lost.
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Then there's the fellow who's lived next dooi all a girl's life. They know each other so well, thc-v wouldn't recognize the signs of love even if they were hit over the head by one of them. In fact, they date each other when nobody better is around. So imagine her reaction when one Saturday night he in sists on paying her carfare! Why. he's so light — ii
musl be pure, unadulterated love.
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No one is immune to the love bug. The first biir I got was a beauty.
It was a case of puppy love — on his pari. Where ver I was, he was sure to be. We were always paired off. Since the feeling was one-sided, I was annoyed; for I wasn't the type to lead a boy on. Yet, I fdi flattered by all the attention.
A youngster can be very callous. My girl friends and I ridiculed the soulful look in his eyes. We decided to make him prove his devotion: 1 was to feign illness and then we'd .see how fast he'd come running.
Thai wasn'l difficult. A short time bciorc, I un dcrwent an appcndectomv. I intended in sufici from adhesion.
Next afternoon my bosom pal Mitzi called up Wil , lie. She told him how sick I was, maybe dying.
Immediately Willie left his store (he was in iho hardware business with his father), went home and changed, and was in my house — all in twcntv minutes.
Mitzi threw me a knowing glance. When I looked al his concerned expression, it was all I could do m keep from laughing. Instead I groaned.
Mama came into the room. And. bclic\e me, vmi don't know my mama. She had a hunch somcihin-wasn't kosher. Very gravely she approached the bed. a small bottle in one hand, a glass and spoon in ihr other. Castor oil! Ugh!
Papa, may he rest in peace, used to \n\e n as a spread on a piece of pumpernickel
Just looking at it made me nauseous. Mama's hp-*^ curled upward slightly. No amount of cajoling helped.
"Aw, come on," said Willie, "It's good for you."
"If you're so smart." I retorted, "take it yourself."
"Okay, I will. I'll show you how."
And, to everyone's amazement and my satisfaction, he gulped down a tablespoon of that stuff.
Dreamily T dozed off — WiHiie loved me. Or else, why would he take castor oil? '
1 don't know what became of Wilhc. but it/va<^ many years before Mama found out her conni^•in2 daughter.
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With Ned, my moment of assurance came when he showed up on time at our wedding. Sometimes 1 wonder how he did it, he's so forgetful.
(Copyright North American Press, 1970)
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