Israel anti Argentina Again_Eaccisange Diplomatic Envoys
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JERUSALEM—The Israel Foreign Ministry. anefounced Monday
night the appointment of Brig. Joseph Avidar as Israel's new Ambas-
sador to Argentina, marking the healing of the rift 'between the two
countries over the seizure of Nazi mass murderer Adolf. Eichmann.
The Foreign Minstry said Israel has agreed to accept Rogelio
Iristany, an Argentine career diplomat, as Argentine Ambassador to
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Israel. He has been serving as director of the Asian -African depart-
men t in the Argentine Foreign Ministry.
Brig. Avidar, 54, a former army leader, was Israeli Ambassador
to Russia from 1955 to 1958.
. The rift between the two countries was climaxed by Argentina's
ousting of Aryeh Levavi, then the Israel envoy, as persona non grata,
and the recall of its envoy.
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JDC, UJA Activities Commended
by Pope John XXIII; Americans
Thank. Vatican for Rescue ork
Israel Welcomes Iraqi. %Yarning
of Counter-Action in Event 'Of
Nasser's Intervention in Jordan
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel, circles welcomed a warning
by General Abdul Karim el-Kassem of Iraq, who has announced
that United Arab Republic intervention in Jordan would result
in Iraqi counter-action.
United Arab Republic President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who
has in the past spoken out against Jordan and against Israel's
demand for a summit meeting between him and Israel Prime
Minister David Ben-Gurion, has stepped up his double-barreled
attacks against the two countries since his return from recent
attendance at the United Nations General Assembly in New
York. It was at that Assembly session that Mrs. Golda Meir,
Israel's Foreign Minister, reiterated Israel's request for im
mediate peace negotiations with the UAR and with any or all
hostile Arab governments, "without any pre-conditions."
Political observers here recalled Tuesday that, in the past
year, Israel has also warned that it could not remain passive
if foreign intervention were to change the status quo in Jordan.
General Kassem issued his warning_ after Nasser again brought
Jordan into his speeches, which he has been making at various
large gatherings in Syria in the last few days. In these speeches,
he also rejected Israel's demand fcir a summit conference as
"a proposal aimed only at deceiving world opinion."
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ROME—The 102-member United Jewish Appeal mission—which in
eludes 15 Detreiters—paid tribute to Pope John XXIII Monday at a Papal
audience marked by a complete absence of stiffness or formality.
The Pope greeted members of the delegation - with warmth and apolo-
gized for being unable to shake hands with all members of the group, which
visited Rome under auspices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution
Committee. They are on a fact-finding survey of conditions in Europe and
Israel in connection with the UJA campaign for 1961. The group left for
Israel after the 'Rome visit.
The Pope shook hands with Rabbi Herbert Friedman, executive vice-
chairman of the UJA, Benjamin Swig of San Francisco and Adolf Keisler
The greetings to the Pope were read by Rabbi Friedman from a hand-
inscribed scroll which Swig presented to the Pope. The greetings declared
"This group of American Jews, all United Jewish Appeal workers, come
before you as individuals representing many viewpoints of the American
scene. Each of us has long been engaged in the work of saving refugee
lives and rebuilding Israel through the UJA, a purely humanitarian organi-
zation drawing support not only from the vast majority of American Jews
but also from great numbers- of Americans of every faith.
"We come as well to renew our appreciation to the Holy See for the
outstanding role which church members had, particularly in France and
Italy, in saving many Jewish lives, especially those of children in the days
of the Hitler terror and World War II." •
The greetings cited the work • of the Pope when, as the Vatican repre-
sentative, he worked "to rescue European Jewish victims of Hitler's
The Pope replied in Italian, speaking for 15 minutes. He said that he
felt like Joseph when the brothers came and addressed him as strangers
and finally Joseph could no longer restrain himself and said "I am your
Mrs. Meir Replies to Arab Caluninie;
Reiterates Israel's Peace Challenge
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)—Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir Monday thrust back
at a series of anti-Israeli attacks made here by Arab leaders in the last month before the General
Assembly. Exercising her right of reply, she told the Assembly, in a fighting speech, that ,"the time
is overdue for this organization to remind the Arab states of their basic obligations."
In tones of biting irony, Mrs. Meir apologized to the Assembly for having to take up its
time to reply to the Arab attacks. "We should have, of course, known from past experience that
nothing angers the representatives of Arab States more than a call for peace," she exclaimed. "But
we promise faithfully not to give up this call until there is peace in the Middle East. We know it
will come, it must come, and we are convinced that it is for the good of all concerned that
it should' come soon. The sooner the better."
Mrs. Meir accused the Arab spokesmen in the General Assembly of having produced "a
series of most fantastic accusations that distort both the ancient and the modern history of our area
and our people" because their position in refusing to 'negotiate with Israel was untenable. She
then took up the Arab accusations against Israel one-by-one and replied to them.
Mrs. Meir first turned her attention to charges of vnazism" . leyeled against Israel by the . .
Saudi Arabian and Lebanese delegates List week. She replied. by asking them what their attitude
had been towards Haj Amin el-Hussein, one-time Mufti of Jerusalem, when le went to ciertnaw
.during World War II and worked with 'Hitler. She reminded the 'Assembly of Hitler's 4acial pow
cies, particularly that "Negroes were not even to be considered human," and asked: "These Arab
representatives who now appear here as crusaders_ for the equality of all peopleS, what did they
have to say about this racial dOctrine at that time?"
In reply to Arab complaints that Israel had refused to obey United Nations resolutions,
she commented: "But what was the answer of the Arab League to the United Nations resolu-
tion of 1947? They not only rejected it, but they went to war to defeat it." This "historical error"
of the Arab intervention in Palestine, she pointed out, "left behind it a bitter legacy, including
the creation of the 'Arab refugee problem." The Arab States themselves, she declared, quoting
Arab. sources, were responsible for the flight of the . Arab population.
To the accusations of "expansionist aims," Mrs. Meir replied briefly, demolishing the "fairy
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Jordanians Kidnap, Insult
Henry Cabot Lodge's Niece
and Friend, Ulpan Students
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TEL AVIV—Dolores Anne Baker, who was kid-
naped with a friend on Oct. 1 by Jordanians and held
for ten days, was identified Tuesday as a niece of Henry
Cabot Lodge, the Republican candidate for the Vice-
Miss Baker, 25, and her friend, Tony Falco, are
attending a Hebrew Ulpan course at the Kibbutz at
Givatayim. They were returning from a picnic when
they were seized by armed Jordanian guardsmen, blind-
folded and taken across the border to a tent where they
were interrogated by a Jordanian major. After the
tfuestioning, they were taken to a prison in the Old
• City of Jerusalem where they were kept for ten days
before being returned to Israel.
The two young people said they were molested by
their Jordanian captors.
Falco said he intended to remain at the Kibbutz
for two years after, he completes the accelerated
Hebrew language course.
Lodge's niece also said she wanted to spend some
time at a Negev kibbutz.