Ben-Gurion Hits Fulbright
Report on Arab Refugees
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Prime visit to West European countries
Minister David Ben-Gurion criti- and Israel's bid to join the
cized a recent report by Senator European Common M ark e t.
J. W. Fulbright, Arkansas Dem- Communist deputy Shmuel
ocrat, on the status of the Aiab Mikunis called the bid "an
alignment of Israel with im-
The Prime Minister made his perialism."
The Prime Minister replied it
comment in replying to a mo-
tion offered by the right-wing would be below the dignity of
Herut for a full debate in the Knesset to argue with Mikunis.
Knesset on The report. Senator He said his visit was aimed at
Fulbright visited both Cairo and strengthening Israel's . security
Jerusalem on a Middle East and establishing closer trade
and scientific cooperation with
tour list May. . .
The Prime Minister denied European countries and to ex-
the statement that press censor- plain Israel's "modest" contri-
ship prevailed both in Israel bution toward the welfare of
and the United Arab Republic, the Asian and African nations
asserting that the press in Is- attaining statehood. He called
rael has full and uncensored such Israeli efforts mutually
He challenged the Senator's
figure of 1,000,000 Arab - refu-
gees. He said that statistics
proved about 500,000 Arabs had
lived within the area which now
comprises the Jewish State. He
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.
added that 100,000 of these
Arabs stayed put when the Arab (JTA) — Data on the global
invasion of Israel was launched wave of anti-Semitic incidents
and that another 30,000 Arabs which took place in 41 countries
were subsequently repatriated following the smearing of a
in Israel's family re-union proj- synagogue in Cologne, Geimany,
last Christmas Eve, was submit-
The Prime Minister said that ted to the United Nations by
Senator Fulbright, the chairman the World Jewish Congress, it
of the powerful Senate Foreign was announced by Samuel
Relations committee, must Bronfman, chairman of the
"surely" be aware that the Arab WJC. executive committee in
states were exploiting the refu- North America.
gees' plight for political advan- I Bronfman noted that the ma-
tage which the Prime Minister terial had been prepared fol-
called "a severe crime against lowing a resolution by the UN
humanity." I Commission on Human Rights.
Commenting that the Senator i Estimating the number of the
could, not be held responsible to anti-Jewish incidents at more
the Knesset for his remarks. he than 2,000, the World Jewish
asked that the motion, intro- Congress leader urged United
duced by Herut's Arye Altman, Nations action to curb anti-
be removed from the agenda. Semitism and suggested the
The motion was rejected. I mobilization of Interpol to in-
The Knesset rejected a Com- vestigate the incidents and their
munist-sponsored motion to de- background, as well as to hunt
bate the Prime Minister's recent down neo-Nazi groups with in-
Tanker Fleet Meets
Israel's Oil Needs
JERUSALEM, (JTA) —
Israel's tanker fleet is now able
to haul all the petroleum need-
ed to meet domestic require-
ments in Israeli ships, it was
announced by a spokesman of
the Zim-Israel's Navigation line.
There is a possibility of
further development of the
tanker fleet if the new Eilat-
Haifa oil pipeline is operated at
full capacity, he added.
By the second half of 1961,
Israel's merchant fleet will
have a total tonnage of 685,000
tons, half of which will consist
of vessels now on order in ship-
yards in Europe and elsewhere.
Zim now employs 1,700 seamen,
but the number will be doubled
with the development of the
merchant navy, the spokesman
World Jewish Congress Gives UN
Data on Global Anti-Semitism
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Sephardi Federation Delegates
Meet with Generalissimo Franco
LONDON, (JTA) — General-
issimo Franco, the Spanish
Chief of State, met with a
World Sephardi Federation del-
egation to give consideration to
measures which would further
The delegation went to Mad-
rid expressly to acquaint Franco
with plans for the establishment
of institutes in Spain and Israel
to meet this end.
A delegation spokesman said
that the Spanish chief of state
expressed his appreciation to
Sephardic Jewish communities
throughout the world for having
preserved "with so much care"
the Spanish language and cus-
toms and for their intention to
strengthen cultural relations
The delegation, in turn,
thanked Franco for the asylum
granted to many Jews in Spain
during World War II.
The WJC report cited the
United States as the country
with the largest known number
of places where anti - Semitic
manifestations took place fol-
lowing the Cologne synagogue
desecration last December. It
named 126 places in the United
States where such incidents oc-
curred, 82 in West Germany, 37
in Great Britain, 32 in Italy, 25
in Austria, 17 in France, 13 in
Sweden, 10 in Switzerland, and
about 100 places in other coun-
tries. In West Berlin alone in-
vestigations were conducted in
344 instances. •
The World Jewish Congress
charged that six international
anti - Semitic groups together
link bigots in 16 countries:
Austri a, Australia, Belgium,
Britain, Denmark, Finlan d;
France, GermanST, Holland, Italy,
Norway, South Africa, Spain,
Sweden,- Switzerland and the
United States. The six groups
1. The European New Order,
headed* by Charles Luca of
France, and based mainly on the
French Popular Movement, asso-
ciated with groups in Germany,
Italy, Austria and Belgium.
2. Swede Per Engdahl's Euro-
pean Social Movement, reported
to consist of 50 associated
organizations in 14 countries.
3. The Nordisk Association
With headquarters in Sweden.
4. The Northern L e a g u e,
headed. by Roger Pearson of
London, who has contacts with
anti-Semitic groups in the U.S.A.
as well as throughout Europe.
5. The "action associations"
of formef SS men mainly in
Europe who are also connected
with groups of Latvian, Estho-
nian, Ukrainian, Albanian and
6. Legion Europa, established
in October 1959, in Vienna,
with support in Germany, Italy,
S p a i n, France, Belgium, and
The World Jewish Congress
noted that Einar Aber g of
Sweden has been flooding many
foreign countries with his hate
material, as has Britian's Sir
Oswald Mosley "on a somewhat
more modest scale."
JTA Writer Reports:
Israel Knesset Building
to Have Large Gallery
A large gallery, to accommo-
date 400 visitors, is part of the
plans for the new Israel Knesset
Building to be located in a 25-
ac:e park in Hakirya, the ad-
ministrative center in Jeru-
According to the clerk of the
Knesset, the new structure, a
model of which was unveiled in
Jerusalem recently, is a "blend
of classic and modern trends."
It is anticipated that construc-
tion will begin next year and
the building will be completed
Earlier, Jesus Rubio Garcia-
Mina, the Spanish minister of
education, key officials of his
ministry and of the Foreign
Affairs Ministry attended a re-
ception tendered by Denzil Mon-
tefiore, president of the World
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