Congo Jews Destitute; Israel Medical Team Aids Needy
BRUSSELS, (JTA)—Many Jewish families in the Congo have been ruined
by the uprisings which followed Congolese independence and are completely
destitute, a Brussels Jewish leader, who asked that his name not be used, re-
ported on his return from the stricken new African republic.
He said that the jtws participated in the general exodus of the white
population and most of them reached safety in neighboring countries. Another
15 Jewish families arrived in Belgium together with the Brussels leader.
Every Jew has left Luluabourg, one of the hardest hit cities. Material
damage was heavy at Jadoville. Belgian officials and relief organizations were
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reported to be continuing their heavy tasks of aiding the refugees without regard
to nationality or religion.
(JTA reports from Jerusalem that a 15-member volunteer Medical team
left Israel for the Congo to aid in the emergency. The team, headed by Avner
Goor, chief sanitary engineer and epidemiologist of the Health Ministry, includes
pediatricians, surgeons, gynecologists, an anesthetist, a pharmacist, a laboratory
technician, nurses and operating attendants. Dr. R. Greshbin, chairman of the
Israel Medical Association and director of the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, will
advise the Congolese government on medical • matters and health organization).
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Improved Argentine Relations
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Political circles here maintain the guarded
hope that the expulsion of Israel Ambassador Arieh Levavi from
Buenos Aires marked the end of the dispute between Argentina and
Israel over the capture of Adolf Eichmann and that a slow improve-
ment in relations between the two countries could be initiated.
The cautious optimism, which followed a cabinet meeting in
which Foreign Minister Golda Meir reported on the latest develop-
ments in the Argentine-Israel dispute, is based on the fact that talks
are now underway in Buenos Aires between Shabtai Rosenne, legal
adviser to the Foreign Ministry here and Argentine government offi-
cials. Rosenne, who arrived in Buenos Aires last week-end, is re-
portedly trying to negotiate a formula acceptable to both sides.
Israel is reconciled to the fact, however, that even if agreement
is reached on a mutually acceptable formula, several months' are likely
to elapse before the cordial relations are resumed.
The trial in Israel of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal
who directed the mass killing of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe, is unlikely
to begin before April 1961, it was reported here. It is estimated that
the trial will cost the Israel Government 2,000,000 pounds ($1,120,000).
Early next year, the Government plans to register foreign corre-
spondents intending to cover the trial, to assure proper courtroom
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Itepublican M. Platform Plank `Strengthened';
Now Calls for Peace Negotiatiowc. End of Boycotts
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
CHICAGO — The Republican foreign policy committee Tuesday night issued what was described by Senators Jacob K. Javits and Kenneth Keating, New
York Republicans, as a "strengthened" Middle East plank.
Eliminating a portion of the previous Middle East plank, the revised plank reads as follows:
"With specific reference to Israel and the Arab nations, we urge them to undertake negotiations for a mutually acceptable settlement of the causes of -
tension between them.
"We pledge continued efforts: to eliminate the obstacles to a lasting peace in the area, including the human problem of the Arab refugees; to seek an end
to transit and trade restrictions, blockades and boycotts; to secure freedom of navigation in international waterways, the cessation of discrimination against Ameri-
cans on the basis of religious beliefs, and an end to the wasteful and dengerous arms race and to the threat of an arms imbalance in the area."
The plank originally adopted by the Republican Platform Committee was considered
very weak and was believed to have been dictated by the State Department.
Senator John Sherman Cooper, of Kentucky, who previously served. abroad on State
Department assignments, headed the subcommittee which originally adopted the following plan;
"With specific reference to Israel and the Arab nations we shall encourage in every feas-
ible manner an early resolution of differences between them, an equitable solution of the refu-
gee problem, an end to transit and trade restrictions, the cessation of discrimination against
Americans on the basis of religious beliefs, and progress toward peaceful relations which will
render unnecessary the continuation of the current wasteful and dangerous arms race."
Compared with the plank in the 1956 Republican platform, which had criticized the sale
of Soviet arms to the Arab countries, and pledged support to Israel against Arab aggres-
sion, this was later criticized as so much weaker than earlier commitments that the changes
were made on Wednesday.
Jewish Groups' Views Presented to Republican Committee—Page 9
GOP Presidential Candidate's Poition on
Israel's Status and Against Arab Boycott
In a letter to Label A. Katz, president of Bnai Brith, dated June 7, Vice President
Richard Nixon, the Republican standard bearer, expressed the following views on the Arab
boycott and the Suez Canal issue:
"When I visited Poland last year, I had occasion to lay a wreath at the memorial mark-
ing the remains of the. Warsaw Ghetto. More than ever, on. that occasion, I recognized that
racial or religious diScriminatiOn ends in the destruction of hunian values by which our
civilization must live if it is to endure. For this reason, I shall never be satisfied until peaceful
and workable measures have been found and adopted to eliminate every trace of such prac-
tices against our citizens . . .
. . . While nothing in the agreement (with Saudi Arabia) excludes American serv-
icemen of Jewish faith, in fact the Saudi Arabian government has done so indirectly, in
exercising its sovereign right to control internal matters, by refusing to issue them visas. This
is admittedly an unsatisfactory state of affairs — one which we cannot merely accept as
unavoidable, and one which we shall continue, with diligence and patience, to try to correct.
"Consistent with the policy that the United States Government neither recognizes
nor condones the Arab boycott, we must, by every available and effective instrument, con-
tinue to pursue every means to restore and protect completely private American interests.
"With regard to the matter of the Suez Canal, the United States Government has
unequivocally affirmed its support of the principle that there should be freedom of transit
through the Canal for all nations, including Israel . . We must continue to press for the
effective implementation of the principle of freedom of the seas and free access to inter-
national waterways, and the protection of the interests of American seamen and shipping
now being discriminated against by the Arab boycott and blacklisting policy.
. • the united States Government has been most directly concerned with the
problems of peace, security and economic development in the Middle East. We have recog-
nized that the independence and integrity of Israel, and the Arab countries of the area
are of vital concern to the United States. I believe that our Government must continue to
use every suitable occasion, both within and outside the United Nations, to facilitate progress
toward a mutually acceptable solution of the Arab-Israel conflict, based on amity and recog-
nition of each other's existence and independence . H
GOP Presidential Nominee Richard M. Nixon