-Vol. XXXV, No. 26
HE JEWISH NE S
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Jordan Offers to Accept All
Refugees; Moves to Prevent
Domination by Arab League
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
JERUSALEM.—The Kingdom of Jordan is willing to accept all the Palestine
Army Chief Says Israel Able
Arab refugees for permanent settlement within its territories, the Jordanian Pre-
mier, Hazza Majali, declared Tuesday, according to a Jordanian broadcast.
to Force Opening of Suez
About half the estimated 900,000 displaced Palestine Arabs now live in Jordan,
mostly in the northern and central areas of the old mandated Palestine territory
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Maj. Gen. Haim Laskov, Chief
which Jordanian forces occupied during the fighting in 1948 when the British
of Staff of the Israeli defense forces, said in a news-
forces withdrew from the country.
paper interview that if the task of opening the Suez
The Jordanian offer was seen here as keyed directly to the forthcoming Casa-
Canal to Israeli shipping were given to the Army, "it
conference of Arab foreign ministers to discuss the refuge question and
would be capable of dealing with it."
as a move to forestall a possible attempt to establish an Arab refugee state in the
The Israeli commander stressed, however, that the
Arab-held parts of Palestine.
question was "a purely political issue." He termed re-
A proposal along these lines was made by the Lebanese government spokes-
cent threats against Israel by President Nasser and
man, Minister of Labor Pierre Jumeil, who has been the chief Lebanese government
War Minister Amer of the United Arab Republic as
authority on the refugee problem in recent months. Jumeil has been a sharp critic
signs of weakness and fear. No Egyptian Army officer,
of the Arab League action in proclaiming opposition to long range plans for solu-
he said, would have repeated those arrogant threats,
tion of the problem offered by United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarsk-
and he voiced certainty that Nasser himself did not
jold. The Lebanese, with some 100,000 refugees in their territory, have been insist-
ent that some constructive a - ,roach must be found to the refugee question.
Dealing with Israel's security situation, Maj. Gen.
The Jordanians, however, were believed to be more concerned over suggestions
Laskov said that the Air Force had been strengthened,
that an "all Palestine" government might be set up in the Gaza strip which would
and the new operational set-up of the armored corps
in effect give the United Arab Republic claim to control of the areas of Palestine
had been completed. Infiltrators along Israel's borders
now held by Jordan.
had been largely deterred he said, by the effectiveness
Premier Majali's statement Tuesday was probably designed to torpedo these
of the new "silent service"—a trained .end alerted
two proposals and give Jordan the authority to speak at Casablanca in the name of
nucleus in every border settlement, ready for action
all the refugees.
within minutes of an alarm.
For the second time -in ten days, a member of the Lebanese Cabinet has de-
The Syrian border had been relatively quiet since
clared Openly that his government wants the Arab refugees from Palestine reset-
last October, Gen. Laskov asserted, after Israel had
tled in Arab countries that "have sufficient land for their agricultural employment
made it clear that the Syrians would be blasted out of
The statement, accordino to Monday's Jordanian press, received here, was
their positions if there were further serious incidents.
made at Beirut by Lebanon's b Minister of Labor Jumeil, leader of the Christian
Party in Lebanon.
The statement, according to Monday's Jordanian
Israel Bond Organization Launches
press, received here, was made at Beirut by Lebanon's
Minister of Labor Jumeil, leader of the Christian Party
Drive to Spur Sales to Detroiters
Detroit's Israel Bond Organization this week announced a series of major events which will
mark the activities for the coming weeks in a concerted move to increase the investment
project in Israel's behalf.
Bond sales through 'local congregations during the High Holy Days, a France-Israel Fashion
Festival and participation by Detroiters. in the National Economic Conference for Israel in
Chicago, Sept. 18-20, are major events on the Israel Bond calendar.
To spur High Holy Day activities, which annually result in large Bond sales, a pre-Holy
Day religious leaders' brunch conference will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, in the small
chapel of Beth Aaron Synagogue. An invitation to all local rabbis and representatives of
_synagogues to participate in this brunch session has been issued by Phillip Stollman, chairman
of the Israel Bonds religious committee, and his co-chairmen, Judge Nathan Kaufman and
Guest speaker at the religious session will be Matityahu pagan, Israel Consul in Chicago.
A third generation Israeli, Dagan was educated in Jerusalem and in South Africa. He was one
of Israel's chief defenders, as a Haganah commander and as a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli
The France-Israel Fashion Festival dinner-dance, to be held at Knollwood Country Club
Thursday, Sept. 10, will have as its guest Ilka Chase, noted writer, actress and television
personality, Admission to this event will be to purchasers of $1,000 Israel Bonds in 1959, or
those who sell at least two $1,000 Bonds by Sept. 10, it was announced by Tom Borman,
chairman of the Detroit Israel Bond Organization, and Mesdames Joseph Katchke and Max
Stollman, co-chairmen of the Women's Division.
Mrs. Milton Mahler is fashion festival coordinator.
In addition to Miss Chase, who will act as commentator of the Fashion festival portion
of the dinner dance, scores of personalities prominent in the fields of business, communal
activities, government and diplomacy, will take part in the Sept. 10 event, which will commem-
orate the close bond of friendship which exists between France and Israel.
Among those who will attend in behalf of the Republic of France are the Hon. Jean
Desparmet, French Consul in Detroit, and Mrs. Desparmet. Representing the State of Israel will
be the Hon. David Tesher, Israel Midwest Consul General, and Mrs. Tesher.
The decor at the Knollwood Country Club will reflect a French-Israeli influence. Robert
Cummins, fashion coordinator of Milgrim, is staging the Fashion Festival for Israel Bonds.
Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice president of the State of Israel Bond Organization, will be
the guest of honor at a special session of the De troit delegation to the National Economic Con-
ference for Israel, at Hotel Sherman, Chicago, it was announced by Tom Borman in behalf of
the Detroit Committee for Israel Bonds.
Israel Foreign Minister Golda Meir or Finance Minister Levi Eshkol is expected to
appear with Dr. Schwartz at the Detroit meeting, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Both Israeli officials
will address key sessions of the three-day Israel Bond Conference, during which plans will be
discussed for Israel's industrial and agricultural development in her second decade of statehood.
Detroit is expected to have the second-largest visiting delegation at the conference, next
to New York.
Additional illustrated story on Page 32
Warns Against Egyptian Mail Seizures
Israel would consider any seizure by Egyptian au-
thorities of mail parcels addressed to Israel as an act
of piracy and "would act accordingly," government
sources indicated here Tuesday.
It was reported from Port Said Monday that UAR
,customs officials there. had seized eight mail parcels
addressed to Israel from the Norwegian vessel Tarn as
it passed through the Suez Canal last week.
Commenting on the reports, Israel government sources
pointed out that such seizure is contrary not only to freedom of
navigation but also the international postal agreement. In the
past, mail for Arab countries sometimes arrived in Israel by
mistake but was always returned to the nearest neutral country
for correct delivery.
Admires Hebrew U:
Ogden R. Reid
(left) , the new American Ambassador to Israel, dis-
cusses scientific research with Prof. Samuel Sambursky,
Dean of Science of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
who will visit . the U. S. next month. Ambassador Reid
expressed great admiration for the University.