Originally published 01 September 2000
in The Jewish Journal
Irving Moskowitz and his attorney, Beryl Weiner, have failed in their attempt
to delegitimate the report of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC)
that provides "A Study in Redevelopment Abuse" in Hawaiian Gardens.
a hearing in Sacramento last week, the JLAC affirmed the persuasive report
as authentic. Weiner and his troops were present. So was our heroic Rabbi
Haim Beliak, who has spearheaded the awesome effort of the Coalition for
Justice in Hawaiian Gardens and Jerusalem.
We owe appreciation to
State Senator Richard Alarcon for his aggressive efforts in the Joint Legislative
Audit Committee to pursue further the investigation of injustice in Hawaiian
Gardens. Continuing investigation by the JLAC must expose the systematic
pattern of civic abuse orchestrated by Moskowitz in Hawaiian Gardens.
JLAC's July report on Moskowitz's manipulation of Hawaiian Gardens' redevelopment
agency just began to open a public scandal in that beleaguered little city.
The whole Moskowitz operation must now be exposed.
Moskowitz has channeled
untold millions of dollars out of Hawaiian Gardens. I believe that he uses
the funds in Jerusalem to cripple the Mideast peace process - in opposition
to American and Israeli national policies.
In the name of justice and decency, Moskowitz must be stopped.
Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein
Pacific Southwest Region
Union of American Hebrew Congregations