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Hammarskjold Rebukes Egypt for
Seizing Israeli Cargo in Suez;
Says It 'Goes Against' UN Policy
By Jewish News Special Correspondent
UNITED NATIONS, N. V. — In
one of the strongest statements
ever uttered by UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold on the issue
. involving Egypt's refusal to grant freedom of the Suez Canal to Israel,
the United Arab Republic was rebuked for confiscating Israeli cargo.
- Hammarskjold's statement was made when it became known that
the Greek- freighter Astypalea was removing the Israeli cargo of 400
tons of cement in a final decision to leave the - Suez Canal, where the
freighter was detained since Dec. 17.
In his rebuke to Egypt, Hammarskjold said that its action "goes
against" United Nations principles. The UN Secretary General spoke
of. "setbacks" in his diplomatic activities to persuade the Cairo govern-
ment to cease interfering with Israeli . shipping. He added, however, that
he was not discouraged and that he would renew his efforts for "work-
Michael Comay, who has just assumed the role of Israel's perma-
nent UN delegate,,:called Egypt's latest action a "flagrant breach." of
international laws and UN. decisions.
The New York Tunes, in an editorial commenting on the latest
Cairo actions and on Hammarskjold's statement, strongly declared:
"United Nations Secretary General Hammarskjold's statement of
last Friday on Colonel Nasser's Suez Canal policy was mild in its
terms, but severe in its implications. The Secretary General did not
speak lightly when he said that the detention and confiscation of Israeli
cargoes carried in ships of other nationalities went against 'the prin-
ciples upheld by the United Nations.'
"Colonel Nasser has done this thing contrary to the original Canal
Convention of 1888, contrary to his own agreement with the United
Nations, and contrary to international law. The Israelis believe that he
has also violated an agreement privately made with Secretary General
Hammarskjold, although the Secretary General did not allude to such
an agreement in his statement last Friday. The only defense Colonel
Nasser can make is that there is at least a theoretical state of war be-
tween Israel and the United Arab Republic. It is a shabby defense in-
deed. Colonel Nasser should not expect loans or other assistance from
the United States for the development of the Canal while he continues
to use that waterway as a political weapon."
Viieration -Passover' Programa Assures -
Sedorim for GIs at Strange, Exotic Places:
Sole Ice Island jevtishi. GI Gets Provisions
From,. a bleak U.S. station on an ice island in the Arctic to the Navy radar guided
missile sites. in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, U.S. Jewish GIs were able to mark
the Festival of Passover thanks to arrangements made by the National Jewish Welfare Board.
The single Jewish GI on the ice island Bravo T-3 celebrated alone with some Passover
boxes ("solo sedorim") sent by the Jewish chaplain in Alaska, while the 30 men from the
missile sites were guests at the seder for 200 servicemen in San Juan, P. R., set up by the
local JWB Armed Services Committee.
In Korea, some 400 GIs and a number of GI and civilian families gathered at a
seder set up by the two Jewish chaplains in the area and marked the festival just thirteen
and a half hours before their co-religionists in the U.S. because of the International Date
Line. The seder, like those held in the U.S and in 72 overseas areas, was arranged by JWB,
organizer of global ."Operation PaSsover" for the military. This is JWB's 43rd "Operation
Emergency arrangements accounted for the sedorim ancr :hospitality in Formosa, Saigon.
Thailand, and Vietnam — all of which were visited by the Jewish chaplain in the Philippines
before the holiday to see to the Passover needs of the military and civilian personnel at
these stations and at other U.S. military missions in southeast Asia.
.1e '- seder services in remote places were in addition to those organized by Jewish
chaplains 'and local JWB Armed Services Committees, USO-JWB staffers in Japan, the Philip-
pines, Hawaii, North Africa, EUrepe, Iceland Panama and Korea. In the last-named area.
the• JeWish chaplains provided - PasSover food boxes- for GIs in remote places unable to reach
"sedorim held at the Passover religious Retreat in Ascom City.
"Solo seder" packages, furnished by JWB's .Momen's Organizations' Division, came in
handy at a U.S. station atop 'a mountain in Alaska, at:Nike sites in the Arctic, on maneuvers,
and on ships at sea.
Thanks to emergency arrangements made by USO-JWB staffers on the west coast, a
GI on the .USNS Sultan and a Jewish officer on the USS Shangri-La were able to cele-
hiate'Passoyer at sea. When the -Shangri-La docks this week in Rio de Janeiro, home hospital-
ity will be provided -, for the Jewish officer because of the efforts of JWB, the World Federa-
tion of YMHAs and Jeivish • Community Centers and the director of the Jewish Community
Center._ in Rio — the Associacao Religiosa Israelita.
Taking part in JWB's - global "Operation Passover" were 370 full-and-part-time Jew-
. ish chaplains, the entire U S O-JWB field staff and 10,000 volunteers on local JWB Armed
. •• ,z::', .Services Committees. As a member agency of USO, JWB, in its "Operation Passover," is
carrying out one of USO's basic objectives in ministering to the heeds of Jews in the Armed
Forces. JWB is -authorized by the U.S. Government to serve the religious and morale needs
of U.S. GIs • and 'hospitalized veterans. JWB is a beneficiary of the United Jewish Appeal.
The Four Questions were asked by GIs (or their children) in strange and exotic
.places, where rabbis and Jewish chaplains who had flown thousands of miles for services,
Jewish chaplains, USO-JWB staff and JWB Armed Services Committees met the Pass-
over needs of men at 660 military posts in the U.S.
JWB volunteers will assist at kosher mess halls at a number of other installations in
other parts of the country. JWB committees have organized extensive home hospitality for
GIs during the entire holiday week.
Sedorim were conducted at virtually all of the veterans hospitals, thanks to arrange-
ments made by Jewish chaplains, USO-JWB field staff and local armed services committees.
New Method of Allocating
Funds Gets U JA's Approval
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Implementatiom'of, the'neW - method
of allocating American Jewish philanthropic funds for the work
of the Jewish Agency in Israel was voted at a meeting of the
board of directors of the - United Israel Appeal, it was announced
at a press conference by Dr. Dewey D. Stone, national _Chair-
man of the UJA, and Dr. Nahum Goldinann, chairman of the
Jewish Agency in Jerusalem.
The two Zionist leaders. outlined the details of the reorgan-
ization under which the JewiSh Agency for Israel in Jerusalem,
and the Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., in New York become
separate bodies. Dr. Goldmann stressed that the Jewish Agency
for Israel, Inc., has entered into an agreement with the Jewish
Agency for Israel in Jerusalem, under which "the latter will
be the sole agent for the implementation of the projects sup-
ported by the American corporation."
"I am happy to know that the American corporation will
carry the name Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc." Dr. Goldmann.
stated. "The name Jewish Agency, which dates back to a clause
in the British Mandate over Palestine as formulated in 1921,
has over the'ffast three decades become a synonym for pioneer-
ing for the saving of lives, and the upbuilding of a flourishing
community out of the swamps and deserts of the Jewish hoine-
land. It is a name which has spelled 'hope' in the DP camps
of Europe and pride in our Jewish heritage among Jewish
communities around the globe."
Dr. Goldmann recalled that once before, In 1929, the Agency
had sought to broaden its base by inviting the partiCipation of
the so-called 'non-Zionists." These efforts, however, had been
premature and were doomed to failure. "I believe that this
new attempt to broaden the base of active participation in our
task which • is reflected in the- composition of the new board
of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., will be a blessing for •
our work and for the American Jewish community for many
years to come," he stated.
The officers of the new board of the Jewish Agency for
Israel, Inc., were announced at the press conference. They are:
Dewey D. Stone, chairman; Mrs. Rose L. Halprin and Joseph
Meyerhoff, vice-chairmen; Max M. Fisher of Detroit; and Abra-
ham Goodman, treasurers; Louis Segal, secretary.
The executive committee consists of Morris W. Berinstein,
Fisher, Goodman, Mrs. Halprin, Philip M. Klutznick, Meyerhoff,
Dr. Emanuel Neumann, Segal and Stone. The names of the 21
members of the new board of directors, announced last week,
include Phillip Stollman of Detroit.
It was explained that each year the Jewish Agency for
Thrael, Jerusalem, will submit to the board of directors of the
Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., a budget of financial require-
ments and planned activities for the coming year. From this
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