THE DETROIT JEWISH NE WS—Friday, Dece mber 25, 1959-8
Appeasement of Nasser -Increases ' Strategic Highway Mapai Concession for Jerusalem's
Pool Segregatton Elects Its Mayor
Dangers to Israel; Congressman of Opened
Direct JTA Teletype Wire
. to The Jewish News
ming pool to provide two days
Arab Descent Refutes Beirut Attack JERUSALEM. —A 40-kilome- cai JERUSALEM,(JTA)—Morde-
Ish Shalom, the Mapai can- of separate bathing for observ-
ter stretch of road, the first part
received here, Rep: Kasem was of the new strategic highway didate, was elected Mayor of ant Jews.
bombarded with provocative linking Jerusalem and Beershe- - Jerusalem by a vote of 12 to
"As I sat musing amidst the
questions on the Palestine issue ba, the capital of the Negev in seven.
The National Religious party ruins of the Capitol, while the
WASHINGTON — Will U. S. and charges that the United the south, was opened Tuesday.
appeasement of the United Arab States "favored" Israel. The new 80-kilometer road, threw its support to the Mapai barefoot friars were singing
candidate in return for an vespers in the Temple of Jupi-
Republic on the Suez Canal is-
Rep. Kassem said he found when completed, will cut travel
sue whet Nasser's appetite to "that most criticism of the distance between the two cities agreement that the municipal- ter .. . the idea of writing the
move against Israel shipping in United States stems from its by 30 kilometers. The new road ity would tighten Sabbath ob- decline and fall of the city first
servance and would regulate started to my mind."—Edward
the Gulf of Akaba?
identification in the minds of I traverse was a hitherto wild and
Washington h a s retreated the Arabs with the State of unpopulated area close to the Jerusalem's controversial swim- Gibbon, 1795
from the moral principle of Israel." Jordan-Israel frontier which has
freedom of transit through the
He said "much of this criti- long been used as a haven by
canal. President Eisenhower
Arab infiltrators. The new road
said in 1957 that "we should not cism is very unfair. People will enable more frequent and
assume that, if Israel withdraws forget that the Soviet Union effective patrolling- of the re-
saving every hour on the hour 24 hours a day
(from Sinai), Egypt will pre- and many Western states also
by Israeli security forces.
vent Israeli shipping from using favored the establishment of gion
The road, being constructed
o- and from Willow Run, Detroit. Metropolitan
the Suez Canal or the Gulf of separate areas for Arabs and by the Jewish National Fund
Akaba." If Egypt did interfere
Airport and the CranGook House Motel at
through difficult and mountain-
with such shipping, this, accord-
Explaining U.S. economic ous terrain, will open the area
James Couzens and 8 Mile Road
ing to Eisenhower, "should be support of Israel, Rep. Kasem for reclamation and agricultural
dealt with firmly by the society said "the United States is help- settlement.
ing to support Lebanon, Jordan,
Brig. Chaim Laskov, Israeli
Nasser subsequently inter- and many other countries. We ; Chief of Staff, inspected the
fered with Israel commerce feel --an obligation to help less road Tuesday and stressed its
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in the Suez Canal. He con- fortunate states improve their usefulness in maintaining Is-
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tissues to flaunt the United standard of living, and we are rael's security.
Nations. For seven months- trying to make peace."
at Airports & Cranbrook House—fare $3.50
Dewey Pinsker, 61, of Weston,
He told the Beirut press that
the Danish ship Inge Toft has
been detained in the canal the United States wants peace
Operated by Peter Theodore, Inc.
merely because it carried Is- in the Middle East and has no ment presented on radio, in
raeli cargo. Yet Washington other special interest there.
decided to appease Nasser by
tacitly permitting him to dis-
criminate against Israeli com-
Acting with U.S. participation
and approval, the World Bank
has granted Nasser a $56,500,-
000 loan to improve canal fa-
cilities. It is part of a policy
decision to once again befriend
the Nasser regime.
Secretary of State Christian
Herter referred the matter to
the World Bank as an "eco-
nomic" rather than "political"
issue. He tacitly approved the
loan and ignored Nasser's use
4059 West Davison Avenue
of the canal as a blockade weap-
on against Israel. American
power in the bank is such that
AN EVENT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!
it looks to Herter for guidance.
Despite Herter's insistence
that the bank was not a political
Morning Session, 10 a.m. — Panels
medium, its role in the Aswan
Delegates Luncheon, 12:45 p.m.
Darn issue is well known. The
bank sought an Egyptian-Sudan-
Plenary Session — 1 :45 p.m.
ese water rights treaty as a po-
litical prerequisite and exerted
To Which All Friends of Israel
pressure. The bank was also in-
volved in promoting a highly
Are Cordially Invited
political India-Pakistan water
It is obvious that the bank
could have required freedom of
One of Canada's Most Illustrious Judges
transit as a condition for a loan
-MR. JUSTICE SAMUEL FREEDMAN
to improve the Suez Canal. But
Washington wished to "improve
relations" with Nasser.
Nasser has now received a
JNF's Dynamic National Executive Director
green light to go ahead with
MENDEL N. FISHER
his blockade operations. The
of New York
Inge Toft may rot and rust
in the canal. He effectively
sealed Suez to Israel com-
merce with no reaction from
Detroit's Noted Communal Leader and Editor and Publisher of the Jewish News
Washington. Chairman J. W.
PHILIP - SLOMOVITZ
Fulbright of the Senate For-
eign Relations Committee
went so far as to praise Nas-
ser for his "efficient" opera-
tion of the canal.
Since the United States evad-
• Several Panel-Workshops
ed half of the Eisenhower "as-
surance" on "the Suez Canal
• Discussions of and on Youth in Communal Life
or the Gulf of Akaba," it is evi-
• Launching of Freedom Forest
dent that Nasser will now try to
• Listen to Canada's First Jewish Chancellor of a University and Most Eloquent Speaker—
block the Gulf of Akaba.
Mr. Justice Samuel Freedman.
Having gotten off so easily with
his arrogant Suez tactics, Nas-
ser is aware that Israel's only
remaining outlet to East Africa
LANDSMANSHAFTEN! ORGANIZATIONS! YOUTH!
and the Orient is via the port of
Elath on the Gulf of Akaba. He
Select your five delegates immediately and notify the JNF office, UN 4-2767, or write to:
knows also how Israel is striv-
ing to expand its trade through
this channel to break out of the
stifling Arab encirclement.
A U.S. congressman of Arabic
descent has defended American
relations with Israel and •de-
Detroit 21, Michigan
nied Arab allegations' of prci-Is-
rael favoritism' on the part of
ALL FRIENDS OF ISRAEL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE AFTERNOON SESSION AT 1 :45 P.M.
He is Rep. George Kasem,
California Democrat, who was
recently confronted at a hostile
press conference in Beirut,
Lebanon. According to reports
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright, 1959, Jewish Telegraphic
hwesi Detroit & Airporls Limousine
Michigan Region Jewish National Fund
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 1960
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