Ash World Jewry toPi ay for Return of Holy Places
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JERUSALEM—Rabbi Itzhak Nissim, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of
Israel, called on all Jews throughout the world Monday to pray for
the return of the holy places and to seek the right of access to the
Wailing Wall, traditionally believed to be the western wall of the
The Wailing Wall in the old city of Jerusalem is in Jordanian
hands and Jews are not permitted to visit it despite the terms of the
Jordanian-Israeli armistice assuring freedom of access to the holy
Rabbi Nissim's call was issued in his message for Tisha b'Ab, the
Jewish day of morning for the destruction of the Temple observed
Tuesday by Jews the world over.
The Israel Parliament adjourned Monday until Wednesday in ob-
servance of the fast, and all movie houses and other places of enter-
tainment in the country were closed Monday night.
Most Government offices where employees had the option of
not working Tuesday were only partly staffed. Jewish Agency offices
were closed for the day. The Israel State Radio featured special pro-
grams on Jeremiah's Book of Lamentations, Tisha b'Ab prayers and
songs of consolation.
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Nasser's Anti-Iran Action Called
Move to Gain Favor with Moscow
Report Easing of Claims by
Victims of Nazism in Poland
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. JERUSALEM—Victims of Nazism claiming restitution for
property seized in certain areas of Poland under Nazi control .
at the time will no longer have to prove that their property
was transferred to Germany in order to obtain compensation,
the Israel Finance Ministry announced Tuesday.
Previously, claimants were required to prove that their
confiscated assets had been physically transferred to German
territory in order to qualify for compensation. Such proof was
virtually impossible to establish. The German restitution author-
ities, however, under a nc . v ruling have accepted evidence
that there was systematic transfer of confiscated assets from
the "government general" of Poland and from the cities of
Posen, Kattowice and Lodz, and the individual claimants no
longer have to prove the transfer took place.
Claimants for property seized in Czechoslovakia, Yugo-
lavia and Hungary will still be required to prove that their
property had been transferred to Germany.
Two Rockwellites Arrested;
WASHINGTON, (JTA) — Police Sunday announced the
arrest of two of George Rockwell's neo-Nazi "stormtroopers"
on charges of defacing the National headquarters building of
Bnai Brith. The two Nazis arrested, Daniel Burros, 23, and
John Patler, 22, were living in the "barracks" maintained by
Rockwell in Arlington, Va., and are members of Rockwell's
They were arrested in front of the White House when
they appeared with other Nazis to picket in protest against the
confinement of Rockwell in a mental hospital by order of the
District of Columbia court. Police said bond would be set at
$500 each for the two neo-Nazis. (See Earlier Story on Page 3.)
Joseph G. Weeda, Commander of the District of Columbia
Department of the American Legion, said he had asked the
executive committee of the American Legion to seek a Con-
gressional investigation of Rockwell's "American Nazi Party."
The matter is being taken up in Legion circles as a result of
Commander Weeda's action.
Municipal Court Judge George B. Neilson rejected a de-
fense motion to reconsider his commitment of Rockwell to the
District of Columbia , General Hospital.
James K. Hughes, Rockwell's attorney, offered to intro-
duce new evidence that the neo-Nazi had been committed
without justification. Hughes said two psychiatrists at St. Eliz-
abeth Hospital in Washington, David Owens and Maurice
Platnik, had volunteered to examine Rockwell and had spent
almost four hours with him. Dr. Owens came to the courtroom
with Hughes to testify.
Clark King, assistant corporation counsel, said that the
hearing was not a session to determine whether Rockwell was
sane. He said this would be determined by the results of the
pSychiatric testing Rockwell was now receiving in the hospital.
King argued that the only question at issue was a prima facie
showing of Rockwell's incompetency to stand trial.
In turning down the defense motion, Judge Neilson said
that "we sat here for five hours and listened to competent
testimony which made out a prima facie case." The judge also
declared that Rockwell, by continuing his public exhibitions in
the nation's capital after having been before Neilson previously,
had "raised the question of his competency. Are we going to
let him continue these exhibitions?"
LONDON, (JTA) — The more hysterical President Nasser of the United
Arab Republic continues to get over the statement made by the Shah of Iran reit-
erating his country's de facto recognition of Israel, the more obvious it becomes
here that his attacks on Iran are aimed at gaining more favor in the eyes of the
Soviet government which is unfriendly to the Shah.
Nasser needs now Moscow's favor more than ever, because the Soviet gov-
ernment has recently shown inclination not to supply him with spare parts for
Soviet-built military planes which he had acquired from the Soviet Union. Soviet
pressure on Nasser is growing ever since it was announced that Israel had bought
more jet bombers of the latest type from France which does not sell any arms
to Egypt. Aware of the fact that Nasser is now dependent on Moscow more than
ever before, the Soviet government is seeking to maneuver him to a point where
he could be useful in Moscow's hostile attitude toward the present regimes in Iran
It was reported here that Iran has closed its consulate in Damascus, capital
of the Syrian sector of the United Arab Republic, to complete its break in diplo-
matic relations with U.A.R. It was reported also that the Saudi Arabian
ambassador in Teheran left for home to report to his government on the dispute
between Iran and the U.A.R.
Efforts on the part of Nasser to induce governments of other Arab states
to break off relations with Iran have so far brought no results. Reports received
here from various Arab countries indicate that their governments are hesitating to
take any action against Iran.
Determined not to be isolated in his extreme action against Iran, Nasser
summoned his ambassadors from all the Arab countries to Cairo to discuss the
problem with them. At the same time Nasser's Foreign Ministry ordered the
Iranian Ambassador to hasten his departure from Cairo.
It is now obvious that Nasser is afraid that Iran's courageous example may
be emulated by other Moslem countries which are abstaining from giving recog-
nition to Israel. Nasser's Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi indicated publicly in
Cairo that the United Arab Republic is planning a boycott against Iran similar to
that of Israel. However it is questionable whether other Arab countries would fol-
low Nasser's lead in this respect. The question may come up before the Arab
League Council, but the Council does not Meet before Aug. 22.
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Israel, Argentina End Lichmann Rift
A joint announcement by Israel and Argentina, issued Wednesday, declared the inci-
dent involving the abduction of Adolf Eichmann as closed.
Issued simultaneously in Jerusalem and Buenos Aires, Israel and Argentina said they
had been "animated by the wish to comply with the solution of the United Nations Security
Council of June 23 in which the hope was expressed that the traditionally friendly relations
between the two countries will be advanced.
The Argentinian demand for "adequate reparations" apparently had been abandoned.
Shabtai Rosenne, legal adviser to the Israel Foreign Ministry, met with Argentine Pres-.
ident Arturo Frondizi and Foreign Minister Di °genes Taboada, in Buenos Aires to seek a solu-
tion to the issue.
It is expected that ambassadors will, ne vertheless, not be exchanged between the two
countries for some time. Argentine Ambassador Rodolfo Garcia Arias was called home from
Tel Aviv two months ago. Israel Ambassador Arieh Levavi was declared persona non grata
last week by the Buenos Aires Government.
Dr. Rosenne arrived in Buenos Aires a few hours before Ambassador Levavi left. Israel.
Frankfurt Court Refused to Release E i chmann's Assistant'
FRANKFURT, (JTA) — The Frankfurt Criminal Court refused to release Herman
Krumey, former SS officer who served as adjutant to Adolf Eichmann and who had asked
to be freed. Krumey, detained since May 24, has been charged with participation in the execu-
tions of hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews in 1944.
Friedrich Tillman, who was instruinental in the killing of 60,000 Jews and other per-
sons as part of the Nazis' so-called mercy killing program of mental patients during the
Second World War, has been arrested. The 56-year-old former Nazi, who was apprehended two
weeks ago, was an office aid of Dr. Werner Heyde, who was arrested last November on charges
of having headed the Nazi "euthanasia program."
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