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February 19, 1960 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-02-19

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3-THE DETROIT J EWISH NEWS—F riday, February 19, 1960

Arab Council Seeks Plan to Halt
Israel's Jordan River Development

This is the area where the
Arab League is threatening
to cut off the Jordan River's
water before it reaches Israel.
The plan calls for damming
the Hasbani- River (A) and
the Banyas (B) from normal
flow into the Jordan.

cil meeting in Cairo, the waters
of the Hasbani River, in Leba-
non, would be diverted through
a five-and-a-half-mile tunnel into
the Litani River, which is also
in Lebanon. The Hasbani now
flows into Jordanian territory,
thence into the Jordan River.
Through the Litani channel,
the Hasbani waters would then
flow into the Mediterranean
Sea, according to the Arab plan.
The resulting meager flow of
waters through the Jordan, and
the increased salinity of the
Jordan waters, would make
Israel's plan unfeasible, accord-
ing to the Arab engineers.
Adoption of the water diver-
sion plan, the Cairo dispatches
indicated, is likely to be the
only concrete achievement of
the Arab League Council meet-
ing, being held on the Foreign
Minister's level. The Ministers
at Cairo cannot agree on the
plans, advanced by the UAR,
for creation of an Arab "Pal-
estine Army," to be composed
chiefly of Arab refugees from
Palestine. Jordan opposes such
a plan, fearing loss of sole Arab
jurisdiction over the lands West
of the Jordan River.
(At New Delhi, the proposal
to raise a "Palestine Army"
was declared "a plan of suicidal
here as a willingness to con- bent" by the influence Hindu-
tinue "playing Hammarskjold's stani Times today. "Whether
game." Insistence by Hamarsk- the Arab states like it or not,"
jold on the information sought stated the newspaper editorial-
by Nasser is considered as only ly, "Israel is there to stay and
an evasion by Hammarskjold Israel has established this fact
himself, who claims that the by arms, first in 1948, and again
"technical arrangements" he in 1956 — through the Sinai
had made with Nasser earlier campaign—when Israel showed
are still valid. Those arrange- it could be a dangerous adver-
ments include a Nasser pledge sary if threatened.")
to let Israel cargoes go through
the Canal in foreign bottoms, 2.SULASLSUL21_,CLASULRA-Rit Q
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED
if the cargoes were in fact at
the time owned by foreign, non-
A SELECTION OF FINE
Israeli dealers.
HAMILTON WATCHES
Privately, Hammarskjold has
admitted—it is said_here—that,
should Israel try another test
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Certified Master
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LONDON (JTA)—A tri-na
tion Arab plan to kill Israel's
projected use of Jordan- River
waters for irrigation purposes,
by massive diversion of waters
feeding into the Jordan, was
discussed at the Arab League
Council of Foreign Ministers
meeting being held currently
in Cairo, according to reports
received here.
Israel's plan envisages piping
500,000,000 cubic meters of Jor-
dan water annually from Gali-
lee in the north to the arid
areas of' the Negev Desert in
the south of Israel.. The Arab
plan, worked out by engineers
from Lebanon, Jordan and the
United Arab Republic, would
divert 350,000,000 cubic meters
of the waters feeding the Jor-
dan, and would increase the salt
content of that part of the Jor-
dan River flowing through
Israel.
Under the Arab plan, for
which an appropriation is ex-
pected to be made at the Coun-

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Israel Sends Hammarskjold Data
on Suez Issue; Situation Critical

JERUSALEM, (JTA) — The
Israel Foreign Ministry sent to
Yosef- Tekoah, Israel's acting
permanent representative at the
United Nations, the documenta-
tion requested by Secretary
General Dag Hammarskjold in
connection with the Greek
freighter Astylpalea, which the
United Arab Republic has kept
berthed at the Port Said en-
trance to the Suez Canal since
mid-December.
Hammarskjold had asked for
further information after UAR
President Gamal Abdel Nasser
told the UN Chief at Cairo that
the Israel-originated c a r. g o
carried on the Astylpalea was
not shipped f.o.b. Haifa. Israel
has insisted that the cargo had
been bought and paid for by
French Somaliland purchasers.
. Israel's latest move is seen

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Israel to Press for Suez Passage;
Inge Toft Back at Haifa for Repairs

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — Israel will
continue to send cargoes for
transit through the Suez Canal -
and will- press the United Na-
tions to push demands for
Israel's passage rights, a For-
eign Ministry spokesman said
Wednesday as the Inge Toft re-
turned minus its Israel cargo
after a nine-month detention by
the United Arab Republic.
A spokesman at Haifa said
that lack of dock space at
Italian and Greek ports brought
the decision to return the Inge
Toft to Haifa where the ship
will be put in a floating dock for
repairs.
Crew members told reporters
that the UAR treatment was
satisfactory. They said that they
were permitted on shore, but
that the Port Said authorities
refused to permit visits from
crewmen of other Danish ships
traversing the Canal.
Capt. Schultz said that he was
"ready to repeat the attempt"
to take his ship through the
Canal if he was asked to do so,
but he added he doubted
whether the UAR would allow

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the Inge Toft through with or
without Israel cargo.
Representatives of the For-
eign Ministry presented Capt.
Schultz with a letter from Mrs.
Golda Meir in which she ex-
pressed appreciation to the cap-
tain and his crew for withstand-
ing "such trying conditions" in
Port Said.
Haifa school children pre-
sented the captain and the
crew with flowers.

Twenty Norwegian
Ships Barred by
Arab Boycott

UNITED NATION S, N.Y.,
(JTA) — Twenty Norwegian
merchant ships are now being
blacklisted by Arab League for
having in the past carried
freight to Israel. According to a
Norwegian government an-
nouncement, these 20 ships are
now "barred from calling at
Arab ports."

Israel Finds No Radiation
from French A-Blast

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Moscow
statements asserting that Israel
has been endangered by nuclear
IF YOU TURN THE
radiation, as a result of the
rit
French explosion of a nuclear
r 179
device in the Sahara Desert,
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
were ridiculed by spokesman
FIND A FINER WINE THAN
for the Israeli Commission on
the Dangers of Nuclear Radia-
tion. No -nuclear radiation at all
was detected here since the
Sahara blast, the spokesman
Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich. I declared.

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