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August 18, 1961 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-08-18

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Seek Action by Federal Agencies Against Firms Boycott'

WASHINGTON, (JTA)—Rep.
"Our action should set a
Alfred Santangelo, New York standard of morality for busi- weakens its anti-bias stand, the
Democrat, asked . Attorney Gen- nessmen who seem to be more Arabs will interpret this as
eral Robert Kennedy and the interested in the crass dollar weakness and increase t
State Department to rule on than in maintaining friendship bigotry, boycott and bloc
whether Federal authorities of democratic nations, the Con- tactics.
Halpern said that the tate
under existing interstate and gressman said. He explained
foreign commerce statutes and that this stand was an out- Department requested ai unds
Government anti-bias laws could growth of complaints charging from Congress and shou heed
delete from invitations to sub- that Brown & Williamson To- the sense of Congress b with-
mit bids those firms that dis- bacco Corp. of Louisville, Ky., holding assistance from
tions
criminate against the right of and the British-American To- that discriminate. He d iled
free commerce with Israel.
bacco Co., Ltd. "are involved in Arab discrimination aff •ng
Rep. Santangelo pointed out intricate international tactics himself and Arab tactics ge
that the Government in effect which ban major cigarette ally that led to the stronger
"permits companies producing brand shipments to Israel in wording for which he com-
goods in America to deny these order to hold the Arab market." mended the House Foreign
Affairs Committee.
American-made products to our
* * *
He said that without regard
friend and ally, Israel.' He
to Administration or party,
charged that the Department of Congress DiscusseS
Congress should insist on the
Defense wtth hundreds of bases
State Department's implementa-
in the United States and around Arab Bias Clause
tion of foreign aid programs in
the world does business with in Foreign Aid Bill
consonance with the expressed
companies that practice a dis-
WASHINGTON, (JTA)—Rep. sense of Congress.
criminatory selling policy.
Seymour Halpern, whose bar-
Rep. William F. Ryan, New
"Other federal agencies with- ring from Saudi Arabia resulted
in the Department of Justice in . a strong anti-bias clause in York Democrat, told the House
itself, -the Federal institutions the House foreign aid bill, as that the State Department
within the Bureau of Prisons, contrasted with the weaker should act on the anti-bias and
hospitals under the Veterans Senate • version, said on the freedom of the seas provisions.
Administration, the Department House floor in a debate on the Ryan said that the House
of Health, Education, and Wel- pending aid bill that if Congress insist upon strong
the present Hou
fare permit products of these
prejudiced companies to mer-
chandise in their facilities," he
continued. "The Federal mari-
time commission extends bene-
fits to these firms under our
American Merchant 0- e
steam
arran •
, and ev
nder our for
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sec-
p. Rooney repli
:n aid p ram, these om-
etary of State Dean Rusk re- di not see how a
anies pr
er.
erated an Administration view e
ct Israel to re
If the Ittor y
in hat Israel must offer an option
stantial number
Ara
terpretations
of repatriation or compensa-' a
State Depa m
F er tion to the Palestinian Arab H ance of a peace settle
said that the UN r
ion
agenci
d I n o
effec e refugees.
'eh is always •
in this
powe t I
a ban on
He simultaneously justified the con
y intended
pan' s
i m ating
inst termination this year of United that re
a ion should come in
Israel
her democra
coun- States aid to Israel by citing
trie
commended
rslation Israel's annual economic growth the context of peace negotia-
s h
d b e fo
oming, he rate and "ability to administer tions, and as long as the Arab
leaders refuse to negotiate with
urge
a technical assistance program" Israel and persist in threat of
benefitting African and Asian war, it is most unlikely that
MO ME
NM MI • nations. He made .his views
Israel would open its doors to
known in a letter to Rep. John potential enemies."
J. Rooney, New York Demo-
crat.
The Congressman added that
He wrote that the United it is wrong to foster the illusion
States continued to support in the minds of the Arab refu-
"some reasonable interpretation" gees that we really belkve that
of the United Nations resolu- the primary and initial burden
tion providing for the Arab rests on Israel and that we are
refugees "the option of repa- indifferent to her security and
triation as law-abiding citizens survival. If we persist in this
I
1 of Israel or of compensation for line, the Arabs will never be
when you give Barton's
who do not wish to re- willing to accept any resettle-
I chocolates, candies, " those
turn."
ment. This would prove a dis-
pastries. Choo
se from- 1
He added that any repatria- service to the best interes
our big, new selection.
tion would have "to be so im- the refugees themsel
and
1 This week's feature: • plemented as to take fully into would make it nee •
y for us
to
continue
the
account Israel's legitimate se-
.R.W.A. ap-
nitely—a bur-
curity and economic require- propriations
n° right to im-
ments. Contrary to press re- den we ha
taxpayers wit •ut
ports, the Administration has pose on
progress." •
made no suggestion either to promise
Israel or to the Arab states of
any specific number of refugees Nee of Resettle
who should be repatriated. Nor
1 does the Department have a Pla for Arab Re
specific plan in mind, but be- Str sed to Pres'
lieves that, consistent with the
W
INGTON, (JTA)'- he
UN General Assembly resolu- impo
tion mentioned . . . and the Palest' ce of resettlement of
rab . refugees
in Arab
sentiments of Congress, the
.
problem deserves our earnest lands —
tion and corn rael
Americana Assortment
I study at this time." He added —was stressed by leaders of the
that
reports
that
"we
expect
I Chunky, chewy, nut-crunchy
Jewish War Veterans in a 20-
• chocolates. Pecan caramels, II Israel to receive Arabs in a
'N date and nut, marshmallows,
manner or in numbers to minute talk with President Ken-
nedy in the White House.
butter-nut crunch, cherries, I threaten her security are with-
almond clusters and lots II out foundation."
National Commander of the
Rusk suggested that the grant JWV, I. L. Feuer, urged the
I more. All chocolate-covered.
1 Lb. $1.89
2 Lbs. $3.79
I aid component in the U. S. as- President to consider resettle-
sistance program for Israel ment of the Arabs as a vital part
should be shifted to the loan of any just and practical solution
category under the new "aid for of the refugee problem. National
international development" pro- Executive Director Joseph Barr
gram.
said that President Kennedy's
He noted that Israel had attention was drawn to reports
"an- annual growth rate of that he had omitted mention of
Exclusively at
eight percent, a per capita in- resettlement in his letters to the
come of something more than Arab rulers, referring only to
$1,000 per annum, and an repatriation and compensation of
1
ability to administer a tech- the Arab refugees.
I
nical assistance program of its ,
White House spokesman An-
own." He said these develop- drew Hatcher, commenting on
At 10 Mile Rd.
Across from
ments
supported
the
views
the JWV meeting with the Presi-
I
Dexter Davison Mkt.
•I
that U. S. aid to Israel should dent, said that Mr. Kennedy con-
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now be provided on the basis curred in hopes for peace in the
„„ Barton's Confections one I of loans and surplus com- Middle East. Hatcher did not
modities "rather than grants." amplify this statement.
• Baked Delicacies Are Also •

Option on Refugee Re
Urged by Rusk; Prop
U.S. Grants to Israe

I



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sweetest
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to "the watered-down
ovision in the Se to version."
Ryan called
partment t
the right,
abroad,- r
He cited
ut
Britis
the Ar
League boycott and said t
United States could not
to do less in resi •
rab
threats. He s •
e must be
is issue or fail
to live up to our ideals."

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He said exact programs had
not yet been determined but
he gave assurance "this Ad-
ministration has no intention
of reducing the volume."

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