Nasser Is Irked by Lebanon's Coolness to Anti-Israel Itoyeott
TEL AVIV, (JTA) — Officials of the United Arab Republic were reported
in the Ara.lo press, received here, as being indignant over a statement by a
member 'of the Lebanese government to the effect that Lebanon will not abide
by the boycott rules against Israel, "if such regulations are against .:Lefliariee
intere s ts." The statement had come, reportedly, from the Minister of Economy -
Observers here noted that Lebanon does not always adhere to the regula-
tions of the Arab League's boycott office which, though it has its headquarters
in Beirit,Ais considered -another device in UAR efforts to increase Egyptian
‘m.geitviey ln die Middle East region. However, this is believed to be the first
time such an attitude against the boycott had been made public by a Cabinet
member in Lebanon.
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Israel Denies Press
rob Concessions; Insists
on Direct Negotiations
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's Foreign Minister, denied a
New York Times report claiming that the United States was bringing pressure on
Israel with a view to bringing the Arab-Israel conflict to an end.
(The Times said in a report Sunday from its Jerusalem correspondent that "a
fresh American effort" was said to be impressing Israel and the Arab states to the
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright, 1960, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
need "to accept some measure of compromise ahead of the Middle East talks Presi-
WASHINGTON—An Arab publisher was invited to America
dent-elect John F. Kennedy intends to hold in the White House soon after his in-
by the State Department to observe the recent national elec-
auguration." For the Arab states, the report said, "this would mean recognizing
tion. He is Said Freiha, who puts out the daily newspaper
the existence of Israel and ending the anti-Israel boycott, while for Israel it would
"Al-Anwar" of Beirut.
mean agreeing to certain border revisions and to the admission of a part of the
Typical of the material in "Al Anwar" was a recent cartoon
dQpicting Israel Premier Ben-Gurion cernfronting Nazi war
, M-rs. Meir made her denial at a press conference with the Israel Foreign
criiiiinal Adolf Eichmann. Ben-Gurion is saying: "You deserve
Press Association. Asked about the promises to visit Israel made during the Ameri-
the death penalty because you killed six million Jews." Eich-
can election campaign by both Presidential candidates, Mrs. Meir said: "Each
mann replies: "There are many who say that I desetve the death
penalty because I didn't manage to kill the rest."
would be received here with greatest friendship, whether he wished to rest here
The anti-Jewish material published in Lebanon by Freiha
or to see the country."
is widely known in Lebanon. The U.S. Embassy in Beirut must
Regarding Arab-Israel relations in general, Mrs. Meir reiterated Israel's
have some notion of what is published by publishers singled
readiness for direct talks with the leaders.- of the Arab states, "without any pre-
out for invitations to America. Would American diplomats
conditions." This readiness holds true, she
have invited the late and unlamented Joseph Goebbels or
declared, even if such talks were confined
Julius Streicher? A view in Washington was that enough native
to the Arab refugee question alone.
bigots exist in America without importing them from abroad.
Meanwhile, the Arab League boycott office in Cairo an-
The Foreign Minister also warned that
for March Trial
nounced that three American freighters would be punished
Arab. plans to divert Jordan River tribu-
for trading with Israel. They were the Exanthia, the Marine
taries would amount to a "threat to peace"
Voyager, and the Ike. It could not be learned here if. the "Ike"
in this- - area. "Just as a threat to any na-
was named after the outgoing President.
tion's land is a threat to peace," she said,
' JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Adolf Eich-
The Arabs stated openly they • would ignore the anti-
"so a threatto a nation's water resource
mann will go on trial here March 6.
boycott statements by both Kennelly and the old Administra-
must be conSiered As a threat ,peace'
tion. The three American ships would be denied access to Arab
Bureau VI of the Ministry of Police,
seaports and would face embarrassment if they dared steam into
set up especially to conduct the formal
Mrs. .miti-i-,30„0-:..askect how -Israel felt
the Suez Canal. The Arab blockade was being tightened by Arab
investigation in connection with the
the stiggestion mad& at the United
states emboldened by the seeming indifference of official
Prosecution of Eichmann, handed over
Nations last week, by one of the Arab
to the Attorney General a sheaf of re- -
spokesmen, about enlargement of the Pal-
C. Douglas Dillon, 'speaking as Acting Secretary of State,
ports on the Eichmann case, compiled on
estine Conciliation Commission. The sug-
last May 6 notified the Seafarers International Union that Arab
the basis of documentary evidence dug
gestion envisaged adding - six members to
harrassment would be met by "efforts to assure freedom of the
up in Washington archives dealing with
the present three-member PCC, which is
seas and to protect the interests of our shipping and seamen
the Nazi r egime, and in European
. .. discriminated against by the Arab boycott and blacklisting
countries. Some of the material in the
composed of Turkey, the United States and
policy." Such efforts, if made at all, were ineffectual.
dossier had come from Eichmann him-
France, by adding three members of the
_ The new Arab blockade • moves could not be dismissed as
self, obtained from him during his ques-
,Soviet bloc, plus an African member, an
merely "anti-Zionist" or "anti-Israel." This discrimination was
tioning in Israel.
Asian, and a Latin American.
anti-American, and an affront to the dignity of a nation that
The Ministry of Justice notified Eich-
The solution of Arab-Israel problems
once proudly dispatched its marines throughout the world to
mann's attorney, Robert Servatius, of
protect its lawful commerce. The State Department in effect,
by the PCC does not depend on the size of
Cologne, of date, time and place of trial.
bid the "Ike" and the other ships to lower their flags and
The question of who is financing the
the commission, replied Mrs. Meir. "So
sneak ignominiously out of Arab waters. The Department mean-
defense of Eichmann, was raised in the
long as the Arabs' do not budge from'-their
while continued shipments of U.S. economic aid, financed by
Knesset by. Israel Bar-Yehuda, Ahdut
completely negative position, it does not
American taxpayers,, to the Arab ports that barred our shipS.
Avoda deputy. Bar Yehuda said the large
how large the commission is."
Without complying with foreign agent registration require-
amount of funds required for the de-
Mrs. Meir denounced as "absolute non-
ments, the United Arab Republic is making propagandists out
fense had neither been provided nor
sense" reports disseminated by Radio Mos-
of the estimated 4,000 Arab students attending American univer-
guaranteed by Eichmann's family and
cow which claim that "Western imperial-
sities. The Cairo newspaper, "Rose al-Youssef," revealed how
that disclosure of the source of the
Nasser exploited American hospitality when he was in New
ists" are financing Israel's aid to new
funds may throw light on discussions
York to attend the. United Nations General Assembly. He gave
between Eichniann and Servatius, on
African states. Such charges had been
a $5,000 check to an Arab students' organization for the specific
matters other than that of defense. ,
made on Radio Moscow broadcasts . beamed
purpose of financing anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda.
Replying for the government, Justice
to Africa. Expressing regret that such
- The "students" would henceforth receive increased supplies
Minister Pinhas Rosen said he had not
charges were made, Mrs. Meir stated: "I
of printed material and films from the UAR propaganda offices.
investigated the matter, nor did he see
them 100 percent."
Some of. the propaganda closely reflected the Communist line,
any need for investigating the source of
Israel, she said, was doing her "modest
and defamed the United States.
the funds. He said the government was
share" to assist newly independent nations
The Arabs were admitted on temporary visas to study in
satisfied with regard to Dr. Servatius'
our schools. Many of their scholarships were .paid. by American
"because we feel the underdeveloped coun
personal background as an anti-Nazi.
taxpayers and various philanthropic foundations. There was
The independent daily Ha'aretz crit-
tries have a right to demand aid from more
no intention of subsidizing wild-eyed agitators to shriek put
icized the agreement concluded between
against the American Jewish community. •
the Government Press Office and ' the
Mrs. Meir was asked to justify an ear-
If the Arabs are propagandists, rather than authentic 'stu,
Capital Cities Broadcasting Company of
to the effect that Israel is
dents, they are required to register under the foreign agent . ,
New,. York, :which gave the latter L.exclti-
not identified with any power bloc, in
registration act. It is up to the Department of Justice to nialie .'• ._,;- light; to record the :trial proceedings
view of the fact that Israel receives grants
such a determination.
on film and videotape. The paper noted
and loans from the West. She replied that
The task facing the incoming Administration loomed large
-that only the pre-siding judge had the
and complex. But perhaps it might even be possible to lift
Israel would not accept such aid if it were
right to permit filming or photographing
Arab restrictions against the good ship "Ike."
in the court room.
granted on conditions requiring alignment.
Arab Students Get Nasser's
Aid for Propaganda in U.S.