Israel Will Compensate Refugees if They Are Integrated in Arab Lands Israel Uncovers
NY dl ti of my, Govern- there are gross inaccuracies in
(JTA) Israel reaffirmed its merit, that if a solution by all the relief rolls maintained by furnishing relief to Arab refugees
in Israel. Tciday, he said; one Antiochus Stone
willingness to compensate dis- integration in the Arab world
the United Nations Relief and
placed Arab refugees for prop- were actually carried out, and Works Agency for Palestine Refu- Israeli out of ten is an Arab.
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—A large
"For reasons which have been
erties they left behind in Israel, if the international assistance
stone on which eight letters are
made sufficiently c 1 e a r," he
if integration of the refugees offered in 1955 were avail-
ing that he does not blam e stated, "we cannot now contem- engraved, furhishing official doc-
"in the Arab world were ac- able, Israel would be pre-
uments dating to the days of
tually carried out." '
pared to pay compensation, he insisted, however, that no , plate a fresh influx. of Arabs who King Antiochus III, a Syrian
The offer was made here be- even before the achievement genuine cleansing of the relie
ruler who reigned between 223
fore the General Assembly's of a final peace settlement, rolls has been e f f e c t e d by f ward Israel for 11 years." How- to 183 B.C.E., has been dug up
Special Political Committee by or the solution of other out- UNRWA, in spite of many de
- the context of a solution by in- in kibbutz Hefzibah, north of Tel
Ambassador Michael S. Comay, standing problems."
mandS, including a demand for tegration in Arab lands, we do Aviv, the Government Depart-
chairman of Israel's delegation
Ambassador Comay told the such cleansing made by a Gen- not exclude further extension of ment of Antiquities announced.
to the United Nations, in his
The documents consist of six
committee, however, that "in eral . Assembly resolution last the family reunion scheme."
first major speech before the fixing the level" of such corn _ year.
Jordan's Foreign Minister, letters written by King Antiochus
committee, which has been dis- pensation, other factors would
On the Arab insistence for Musa Nasir, addressing the Politi- III, and two from the Chief
cussing the Arab refugee prob- have to be taken into account
repatriation," Co- cal Committee, called for turning Priest Ptolemy. All the letters
lem for two weeks.
compensating Israel for Jewish may told the committee: "As back the clock by wiping off the deal with administration of jus-
Comay referred in his one- properties. "It would be neces- every disinterested observer
books the Palestine Partition reso- tice and the protection of the
-Gen- sary," he said, "to take into ac- knows, there is no realistic
lution adopted by the Urii
nt Jewish property in areas outcome, short of war which Nations in 1947. 0
of two year o, in which
c as the Jewish quarter in would destroy the State of Is- step, he said, w
e UN Chief ged economic t
City of Jerusalem, and rael, and resettle the refugees
o the Arabs. • s the first of their d fo d in
integration of the entire Middle tie Je *sh villages in the Jeru- among the ruins. Such an injustice" do
eps, the Jardanian Israel, and yield imps tant for-
East in such a manner as to salem d Hebron districts, as alternative 'solution,' however, "interim"
propos/c1 that mation about conditions in
make possible the integration well as e claims of half a mil- is not one in which Israel is
ern Israel, as- well as
of the Arab refugee' irk the lion Is •1 citizens for the prop- likely to cooperate, or which
hould be forbidd
Arab countr ,
have had to leave be- the United Nations could sho
pay rents for
various Arab countries, tolerate."
an ommunal prope
which no Arab Govern-
Comay declared: "In saying an UNRWA sho d
op d i rna
has made any compensa- that the future of the Arab refu- .
es whose harsh
emp is from r of to works Antiochus ••
help srael C O
n offer at all."
gees lies in the Arab world, my
inst the Jews led to
e Arab efugees for
Comay opened his address delegation says nothing Contrary
asmonean revolt headed by
er y they left behind t
in by telling the committee that to any single United Nations reso- by Israel.
the Maccabean family.
Israel. Then he to
com- he would not stop at this point lution on this problem." He point-
to reply to all the calumniations ed out that the Arab spokesmen
n is author- voiced during this year's refu- and their Soviet backers—again
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J111111111111 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111E He did not name either the by ,name—insist on implementa-
Arab attackers or those belong- tion . of one single paragraph of
.--_ ing to the Soviet bloc, who have a basic resolution adopted by the
been hewing to the customary General Assembly in 1948. They
. demands that the only solution
ignore all other clauses in that
of the refugee problem lies in same resolution, he reminded the
.. the wholesale "repatriation" of committee. He recalled that the
"all the refugees" to Israel ter- 1948 resolution was adopted by
all of the Security Council's
-. . - -. ritory.
The Israel representative told permanent members "including
the committee that Israel has the Soviet Union."
-1- already released to the Arab
ON. THE NEW SOLID
Israel has done its full duty
--,..- refugees $8,000,000 in -'frozen
by the Arab refugees in Israel,
PLYMOUTH & VALIANT
E--: bank accounts, releasing those Mr. Comay declared, so that, as
monies in foreign currency. He early as 1952, UNRWA had to
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- recalled that Israel has also take no further responsibility for
-... handed over "a great number of
you to attend
P.._ safe-deposit lockers and valuables
"E-- which were left behind by Arab
Questioning the figures con-
. " *".:
stantly cited here, which claim.
that there are more than 1,-
000,000 Arab refugees, Ambas-
= sador Comay called the. UN's
.E _ . attention to various neutral
w. = . statistics and reports, including
some United Nations docu-
i ments, to prove that, at most,
the bona fide refugees number -
less than-550,000. The refugees
can be absorbed in the Arab
i lands, he maintained. "The
fundamental question," he said,
3 "is whether something more
-0 than 100,000 Arab families can
.0 be absorbed in a region which
t.... contains about 45 million
The Israeli representative point-
E ed to authentic studies showing
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`Immortal Piano' to Be
Featured at Hanukah
Festival in New York
The "Immortal Piano" the
Siena pianoforte of legendary
-fame, will be a feature of the
Hanukah Festival for Israel, at
Madison Square Garden, under
auspices of State of Israel
Bonds, Dec. 19 and Jan. 2.
This famous piano is the sub-.
ject of the book by Avner and
Hannah Carmi, published by
Crown and entitled, "The Im-
In their book--which was re-
viewed in the Jewish News—
Mr. and Mrs. Carmi tell the
story of the famous instrument,
rumored to be made from the
Harp of King David and the
Pillars of the Temple of King
Solomon. In the course of more
than a century and a half this
unique instrument traveled
from the palace of the kings of
Italy to the desert of El Ala-
David Bar-Illan, celebrated Is-
raeli concert pianist, will per-
form on this instrument as part
o f an unusual musical and
d ramatic program dedicated to
= the 13th anniversary, or Bar
Mitzvah, of the State of Israel.