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December 15, 1961 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-15

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Direct Negotiations for Middle East Peace
Proposed by 15 Members of -United Nations


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A Weekly Review

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of Jewish Events

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper, Incorporating The Jewish Chronicle

VOL. XL— No. 16

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 35

December 15, 1961

Will Eichmann Hank?

Death Demanded by
Hausner; Prolonged
Court Fight Certain

Israel's Attorney General Gideon Hausner has demanded the
death penalty for Adolf Eichmann. In spite of it, however, regardless of
the action of the present three-judge court, a prolonged court battle is
certain. There is no doubt that Eichmann's attorney, Dr. Robert Serva-
tius, will appeal any verdict to the Israel Supreme C o u r t. There, too,
three judges will have to hear the arguments. In the event a death sen-
tence will be upheld by the highest court — and that may take another
six months — Servatius is certain to appeal the case to Israel's President
Itzhak Ben-Zvi.

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JERUSALEM—Gideon Hausner, Adolf Eichmann's chief prosecutor, demanded
Wednesday the death penalty for the former Gestapo colonel. The attorney general
told the three-judge court which convicted Eichmann that no other penalty would
be suitable for a criminal "who was at the center of the bloody work perpetrated
against the Jewish people and against humanity.",
The prosecutor also asked that Eichmann be punished by death as a warning
to all neo-Nazis whose strength, he said, was now on the ascent. Those who might
follow Eichmann's example, he said, should know they will not escape punishment.
It was indicated that the court would pronounce sentence Friday morning.
The prosecutor confined his brief address to the legal and material aspects
of the long trial in the 100,000-word verdict against Eichmann without reviewing
the nature of the defendant's crimes. He said that enough had been said by survivors
and prosecution witnesses and he did not wish "at this stage" to add to "the torrent
of blood and tears."
He argued that the court had no choice but to mete out the maximum penalty,
that the death sentence in the Eichmann case was mandatory, since the Israeli law
under which the Nazi was convicted provided no alternative.
The pale-faced defendant appeared to be making a special effort to maintain
the mask of stolidity he managed to maintain throughout most of the four month
trial, which went through 120 sessions. Eichmann braced himself against his chair,
and fixed his attention on the prosecutor. When Hausner made it immediately
clear that he was demanding the death sentence as the only possible punishment, all

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Canadian Priest's Anti-Jewish Attacks
Repudiated by Anglican Primate Diocese

TORONTO (JTA)—An official of the Diocese of the Anglican Primate of Canada has repudi-
ated the viciously anti-Jewish statement by an Anglican priest which appeared last month in a
local Anglican publication.
The article by the Rev. H. R. Rokeby-Thomas, which appeared in the Huron Church News, ques-
tioned by the loyalty to their countries of all Jews outside of Israel, denounced Israel for its "in-
justice" toward Adolf Eichmann, excused Nazi Germany for its anti-Semitism and declared there
could never be peace between Christianity and Judaism. The Huron Church News is the official
publication of the Church ui London, Ontario. The Rt. Rev. George Luxton, Anglican Bishop of
the Diocese and editor-in-chief of the Huron publication, said it was not his duty "to condemn or
denounce" the article.
The repudiation came from Canon E. W. Scott, executive dirdctor of the Anglican Social
service of the Diocese of Rupert's Land. The Diocese is the seat of the Anglican Primate of Can-
ada, the Most Rev. H. H. Clark who is the senior Anglican ecclesiastic of Canada.
Canon Scott repudiated the article in a statement to the Jewish Post of Winnipeg in
which he said that "the official view of the church is quite different from that set forth by Rev.
Rokeby-Thomas." Canon Scott added that "many Anglicans locally and nationally, while believing
in the .right and importance of free speech, disagree fundamentally with the views expressed by
Rev. Rokeby-Thomas and regret that they ever appeared in print in a Church publication."
The Canon also cited a statement of the Canadian Council of the World Alliance for In-
ternational Friendship Through the Churches. The Canon said that the statement had been en-
dorsed and publicized by the Council for Social Service of the Anglican Church and that he felt
the statement "could well apply to the article in •questiOn:"- ;' • •
The statement he cited quoted the Canadian 'Connell as viewing "with great sorrow the spread
of anti-Semitic propaganda in Canada by various agencies at the present time. Such agitation tends
to break the fundamental unity of Canadian life and therefore the status to which all elements
of our population are legally entitled. We call upon the leaders of our Christian churches to urge
their people to ignore such propaganda and so far as it bears the imprimatur of 'Cluistian'
organizations, to repudiate it as utterly un-Christian."
Canon Scott declared that Rev. Rokeby-Thomas "was not speaking" in his article "for the Diocese
of Huron and certainly was not speaking for the Diocese of Rupert's Land nor for the Anglican
Church of Canada."

African, Latin American and
European States Co-Sponsor
Resolution to Settle Conflict

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UNITED NATION, N. Y.—Fifteen member
states of the United Nations presented a resolution
Tuesday to the General Assembly's special political
committee calling upon the Arab states and Israel to
undertake direct negotiations to settle "all the ques-
tions in dispute between them including the question
of the Arab refugees."
The resolution was co-sponsored by eight dele-
gations from African states below the Sahara, six
Latin American delegations and the Netherlands.'
At the same time the United' States delegation
on Tuesday presented a separate resolution, which
does not conflict with the first draft, calling for
intensification of the work of the Palestine Concilia-
tion Commission. The American resolution specific-
ally mentioned reintegration of the Arab refugees
"either by repatriation or resettlement."
The Arab delegations have consistently rejected
the possible reintegration or resettlement of the refu-
gees, insisting only on "repatriation" en masse or
compensation by Israel.
The 15-nation resolution, tied to the annual
report by Dr. Joi,.,/ H. Davis, director of the United
Nations Relief and Works Agency for. Palestine
Refugees in the Near East, would put the General
Assembly on record as "recognizing that the estab-
lishment of peaceful relations -between the Arab
states and Israel would do much to. facilitate a
solution of the problem of the Arab refugees."
Recalling that under the United Nations Charter
"it is the fundamental duty of all states, members
of the U. N., to endeavor to settle all international
disputes by peaceful means," the draft confirms all
previous General Assembly and Security Council.
resolutions which had called upon Israel and the
Arab states "to settle the questions in dispute be-
tween them as soon as possible and by common
agreement, so that - peaceful relations may be estab-
lished between them."
The resolution continues: "Considering that
such peaceful relations would promote the well being
of all the peoples concerned and would make an
important contribution to peace and security in the
Middle East and in the whole world (the General
Assembly) renews its appeal to the governments con-
cerned to undertake direct negotiations -- with the
assistance of the Conciliation Commission for Pales-
tine, if they so desire — with a view to finding a
solution, - acceptable to all the parties concerned, for
all the questions in dispute between them, including
the question of the Arab refugees."
The complete list of co-sponsors of the resolu-
tion includes the Central African Republic, Chile,
Congo (Brazavilie), Costa Rica, El SalvadOr, Guate-
mala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Liberia ., Madagascar, The
Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Togo, Upper Volta and
It is known here that a number of other African,
Asian, Latin American and West European members
have indicated they will support the Arab-Israel
peace resolution, although they are not among the
The American draft notes "with deep regret
that repatriation or compensation of the refugees
has not been effected," that no substantial progress
"has been made in the program for the reintegration
of refugees, either by repatriation or resettlement,
and that therefore the situation of the refugees con-
tinues to be a matter of serious concern."
Calling upon the Palestine Conciliation Commis-
sion to "intensify its efforts," the American resolu-
tion urged the Arab "host governments" and Israel
to co-operate with the commission. The "host govern-
ments" are those of the jurisdiction where the refu-
gees live — the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and
The American resolution further calls upon. the
PCC to intensify its work on the identification and
evaluation of Arab refugees' properties in Israel
"and to make every effort to complete this work by
Sept„ 1962." This clause also requests the United .
Nations secretary general to provide the commission
with "such additional staff and administrative facili-
ties as may be required."
"The Lavon affair" was injected into the UN Arab

refugee debate when Hassan Sabri el Khouli charged Israel
with blowing up U.S. buildings in Cairo and Alexandria in
1954 in what he claimed was an effort to sabotage Cairo-
Washington friendship. An Israeli delegate, in reply, said
Arab spokesmen uttered so many distortions in the present
debate that it would be difficult "to find truth among such
a heap of untruths."

(Earlier Story on Page 3)

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