Vol. XXXV, No. 25
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Israel Attacked by Moscow as
'51st U.S. State'; USSR Gets
-Jewish Memo on Griev
Join Fight Against Bias in
Sandi Arabia, Suez Canal
Michigan members of both Houses of Congress
joined with many of their colleagues in protesting
against extension of further U. S. aid to the United
Arab Republic as long as the Suez Canala is closed to
Israeli ships. They also joined in supporting the efforts
of Senator Wayne Morse (D., Ore.) opposing discrim-
ination against Jews in Saudi Arabia which has barred
American JeWs in the U. S. armed forces from serving
in the American airbase in Dharan.
Senators Philip Hart and Pat McNamara are
strongly supporting the Morse amendment to the Mu-
tual Security appropriations bill to bar aid by the
U. S. to Saudi Arabia because of its discriminatory
Members of Congress, including John D. Dingell,
Martha W. Griffiths and others, are among those who
signed a statement addressed to Eugene R. Black,
president of the International Bank for Reconstruc-
tion and Development, objecting to aid to the UAR
as long as the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli shipping.
Meanwhile JTA reports from Washington that the
U. S. has moved forward to implement plans to aid the
United Arab Republic economically despite UAR in-
transigence on the Suez Canal transit issue. The JTA
report states that the U. S. Treasury Department an-
nounced plans for discussing a new tax treaty with the
UAR in the near future. It would pave the way for
closer economic relations of the United States and the
UAR. The treaty would deal with elimination of tax
obstacles to trade and investment in the two countries.
It would facilitate Nasser's development program.
The talks were described as "preliminary." If a basis for
agreement is found, drafts will be submitted by the two govern-
ments for consideration. Treasury Department sources described
the new development as a sign that the two nations are moving
(Detailed reports on Congressional
fight against Arab bias on page 32).
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
Moscow has attacked Israel as the "Fifty-First State
of the United States" and alleged that U.S. aid to Israel is being used mainly to
cover military expenditures.
The real Cause of the Israel Cabinet crisis, according to the new Soviet Propa-
ganda, is the "expansionist military policy pursued by the Israel ruling circles
who are concerned not with raising the standard of living but with increasing
Israel's military potential,"
The Soviet Radio alleged that Israel provided 250,000 "guns" and other
arms to West Germany. Actually Israel sold West Germany 250,000 mortar shells.
According to Moscow the Israeli policy has little support from the Israeli
masses who were depicted as opposed to Israel's alleged aggressive militaristic
American propaganda was described with attempts to entice immigrants to
Israel with accounts of "Israel's so-called prosperity,"
Moscow alleged that each Israel citizen received $240 in U.S. government aid
contrasted with only $3 given each Arab. But despite such aid, Moscow said, Israeli
living standards are low because the money is being spent for arms.
Moscow said "Israel imitates the United States in the arms race and in other
aspects of foreign policy."
The broadcast was beamed to the Arab states in Arabic.
MiStreatment of USSR Jews Listed in Memorandum
NEW YORK, (JTA)—The text of a memorandum sent by the American Jew-
ish Committee to Moscow to Anastas Mikoyan, a First Deputy Premier, outlining
American Jewish grievances against the mistreatment of Jews in the Soviet Union,
was made public by Dr. John Slawson. AJC vice president.
The memorandum, requested by Mikoyan, when he met earlier this year with
leaders of the organization in New York, during his visit to the United States, is
divided into three sections: I. The suppression of Jewish cultural rights; 2. The
inadequate facilities available to Soviet Jews in the field of religion; 3. Discrim-
ination against Jews in Soviet public and economic life. The AJC stresses in its
memorandum that its information has been secured "from sources which, by their
very nature, cannot be suspected of any intent to distort the facts in a manner
hostile or detrimental to the interests of the Soviet Union."
Most of the facts enumerated in the memorandum are based on items pub-
lished in Communist newspapers or on reports made public by Communist dele-
gations from various countries who discussed the Jewish issue in Moscow with
Premier Nikita Khrushchev and other leading members of the Communist Party
in the Soviet Union, including M. Suslov, chairman of the Central Committee of
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Burmese Jews in T,T .S.: Three
generations of Burmese Jews
David Sassoon and famil y — pause in Boston on the first leg of their journey
toward resettlement in Seattle, Wash., through the sponsorship of United Hias
Service. Arriving six days late from Calcutta, India, because of a monsoon
Arabian Sea, the newcomers were assisted on their westward way by representa-
tives of the agency (standing left) and Boston Section of the National Council of
Jewish Women (standing right). The Sassoon family fled Burma at the time of the
Japanese occupation during World War II and were living as stateless persons in
India. In his first contact with United H ias, Sassoon expressed his family's hopes
for deliverance "from the anxiety of remaining stateless" and for an opportunity
"to settle in a land where liberty and godliness stand out as beacons in the midst
of a much-afflicted world." The Jewish Family and Child Service of Seattle is
helping the Sassoons resettle in that city.
More than 2,000
tourists visited the new sculpture garden of the Jewish .
Museum in New York which adjoins the Museum at
92nd St. and Fifth Ave. It provides a permanent setting
for the recently installed sculptural group, "Procession,"
by Elbert Weinberg, a prize-winning sculptor, "Proces-
sion," consisting of four bronzes, given to the Museum
by a group of donors headed by Mrs. Albert A. List. They
follow two linked figures, one of them holding an open
prayer book. The last figure carries a candelabrum_