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October 12, 1962 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-10-12

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Israel's Position Imperiled by Dr. Davis'
Pro-Arab UN Report on Refugee Problem

(Continued from Page 1)
"This design has been openly engaged in relief activities on
He insisted that aside from ciliation Commission has taken
"freeze" would enable the propagated even from the ros- behalf of the Arab refugees the "political aspects of the a position on the proposals."
world to direct all its efforts trum of this Assembly. This told the United Nations Gen- Palestine problem" one cannot Britain May Sell Missiles
"toward achieving that most small spot of land in which the eral Assembly Wednesday night but be struck by the limitations to Israel; But Russia May
"of the capacity of the Arab
vital and cherished goal of dis- Jewish people have revived that —
their ancient home and nation-
1. Not only the refugees but states to absorb the refugee Speed Arms to Arabs
LONDON, (JTA) — Britain
Meanwhile, however, she told hood must again be wrested "the Arab people as a whole population." "A major propor-
them and they again be feel deeply that an injustice tion of the refugees", he de- was reported in diplomatic
the assembly firmly: "As long from
as Arab belligerency continues, scattered to the four corners has been committed against the clared, "must cross an interna- circles to be considering the
tional boundary if they are to sale of England's famed "blood-
Israel will take all necessary of the earth. Our neighbors Arabs of Palestine."
tried to achieve this by
2. Implementation of a 1948 find suitable employment with- hound" missiles to Israel. "There
measures to be capable of pro- have
various means—open or -guer- resolution calling for "repatri- out resort on the part of the are good prospects of such a sale
tecting itself."
rilla warfare, economic boycott,
countries to uneconomic by Britain," these sources stated.
"My government," she as- propaganda and threats. Nego- ation" of the refugees or their host
Here he made it
Word was received here that
serted, "rejects war as a means tiations and conciliation are pro- compensation or resettlement investment."
"considered the Soviet Union has pledged to
of settling disputes. From the claimed from this rostrum as
the Arab states speed delivery of promised arma-
day that the State of Israel was the road to solve all other prob- year-old resolution has "not yet judgment"
could not afford to develop an ment shipments to at least three
established my government has lems in the world except this been realized."
3. Sponsoring work projects economy that would employ of Israel's Arab enemies, Egypt,
called for settling all outstand- one, which must, according to
Iraq and Syria. The Russian
ing differences by direct nego- these spokesmen, be resolved for refugees especially such as the refugees.
He told the Assembly that promise was reportedly given in
tiations. We do not rest con- by force. For every other na- might lead to resettlement
tent with calling upon the great tion they claim co-existence should not be attempted by the UNRWA's past efforts to settle New York by Moscow's Foreign
refugees "and the virtually Minister Andrei A. Gromyko,
powers to find a way to disarma- practiced in peace, for Israel UN agency.
ment and to settle outstanding non-existence to be achieved by 4. The Arab refugees must fruitless outcome of past broad- who conferred with leading
problems by negotiation and war.
"cross an international bound- er efforts under other auspices Egyptians, Syrians and Iraqis at-
the United Nations Gen-
conciliation. We are prepared
"This doctrine not only runs ary", making it clear that he to negotiate a settlement of the tending
to put this into practices in the counter to the basic principles means they must cross into Palestine problem strongly sug- eral Assembly.
gest that these undertakings
dispute in which we are in- of the United Nations Charter. Israel.
Russia was reported to have
volved with our neighbors. As Its acceptance strikes at the
These were only some of the have failed because they have given these weapons assurances
we have done in the past, we very roots of our organization. statements made here by Dr. been unacceptable to the peo- to the Arab representatives as a
call again upon the Arab states The world of today is over- John H. Davis, Commissioner ple, refugees and non-refugees, result of the decision by the
to agree to complete disarma- whelmed by ideological dis- General of the UN Relief and indigenous to the regime and United States Government to
ment with mutual inspection putes, international conflicts Works Agency for Palestine to the governments which rep- sell Hawk ground-to-air missiles
covering all types of weapons and economic controversies."
Refugees in the Near East— resent them." Due to these to Israel. Among the items al-
and to accept the method of
In an address to the the formal title of the body feelings, he said, it is his "con- ready being sold to the Arab
direct negotiations as the only United Nations General As- whose job it is to aid the refu- sidered opinion" that "UNRWA states by Moscow are TU-16 jet
means for solving all differ- sembly on his government's gees. Dr. Davis made these should not again attempt to un- bombers, latest models of IVIIG
'owes between them and foreign policy, Algerian comments among others in his dertake works projects design- jet fighters, artillery, and some
Prime Minister Ahmed Ben customary annual report to the ed to settle the refugees."
As far as Arab-Israel disputes Bella Tuesday declared: "Our General Assembly. These state- State Department
are concerned, she emphasized, brother Arab people of Pal- ments and others_ were believed Approves Johnson Report
Hebrew Corner
the Assembly must see the estine must have their legiti- by most observers here as the
"basic problem" as "the denial mate rights reestablished." most outspoken endorsement State Department issued a
by the Arab states of Israel's Ben Bella called for imple- of the outright pro-Arab posi-
drainage of Lake Hulla has
right to exist." If this attitude mentation of all UN resolu- tion on the refugee problem "clarification" of its previous The completed.
The lake exists no
were to change, she affirmed, tions supporting that right." ever made before by a head of statement that the United been
longer. The Hulla water flows to
States had "no objections" to the Jordan. Instead of swamps there
"and if the Arab states and
the recommendations on Arab are now 60 thousand dunam of
Israel were to discuss their dif- U. S. Rejects Egypt's
Viewing the Arab refugee refugees of Dr. Joseph Johnson, good land.
ferences at the conference table Complaint Against Selling
situation over the past 14 years special envoy of the United For thousands of years, quantities
of water come down from the hills
in a frank and open manner, I Missiles to Israel
—two years prior to the cre- Nations Palestine Conciliation in
this area to the Huila Valley.
am positive that solutions could
streams too carried their water
be found on all the specific East countries agree to re- Davis declared: "It now seems Commission, and announced in- to the valley, because the Huila
Valley is the lowest place in this
limitation plan to keep heavy quite clear that the dominant the PCC has taken a position on area.
The Hulla Project changed the
"Year after year," she re- weapons out of the area was forces responsible for the con- the proposals."
faces of nature for the good of man.
called, "Israel has come to made here by Secretary of tinuation of the refugee prob-
To dry the swamps was the purpose
State Department spokesman of the project. All the work was
this rostrum with one de- State Dean Rusk to the Egyp- lem are the impasse in regard
done close to the boundary. Syria
mand—peace between it and tian Foreign Minister Ivlahmoud to the basic issues involved re- Lincoln White said: "I wish to was
opposed to the work with all
its Arab neighbors. The pol- Fawzi.
power, and attacked the workers;
sulting from the deep feelings
work continued.
icy of the Israel government
The suggestion was advanced of the peoples in the Middle
What are the results of the great
has been and continues to be in reply to the complaint made East with regard to these is- on the Palestine -refugees." The operation?
All the water now passes
peace. It is peace not only by the Egyptian Minister to sues, the general unemployable previous statement, now rescind- through the Huila area in man-made
flows to the Kinereth
for the world but also be- Secretary Rusk against the de- status of dependent refugees ed, was that the United States (Lake Tiberias)
through the Jordan
tween us and our neighbors. cision of the United States to and the overall economic lim- had "no objections" to Dr. John- River; and 60 thousand dunam of
into the sunshine
We believe in co-existence sell defensive missiles to Israel. itations of the host countries
for the first time.
and cooperation everywhere Mr. Rusk told the Egyptian on absorbing refugees in addi-
When all the soil in the Huila
In his clarification, White said:
and we shall do everything in diplomat that the United tion to their own growing popu- "The U.S. joined other members Valley will be cultivated, thousands
of workmen will find a source of
our power to achieve that States considers the short-range lations." The "host" countries of the PCC in authorizing him to livelihood
Translation of Hebrew Corner,
undertake these talks. Neither Jerusalem.
Hawk missiles which will go to
But Israel will, in the ab- Israel as strictly defensive Syria who, according to Dr. the U.S. nor the Palestine Con- , Published by Brith Ivrith Olamith
sence of peace, take the neces- weapons. He also emphasized Davis, could not "absorb" the
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sary- steps to protect itself, she that the United States Govern- refugees.
asserted. Referring indirectly ment has no intention of enter- - "With respect to the feelings
to the recently announced de- ing into a Middle East arms of the inhabitants of the Arab
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cision by the United States to race.
countries of the Middle East",
permit the sale of defensive
The annual round of Arab he held, "it is in the opinion
ground-to-air missiles to Israel, denunciations of Israel dur- of the Commissioner General
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she rejected the Arab objec- ing the General Assembly the Arab people as a whole and rfr)tz.) . mtr i
tions to that U. S. - Israeli ar- was continued with charges not just the million-odd dis-
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rangement. "Thus," she pointed by two speakers that "Zion- placed refugees feel deep- in -rpr)ri
out, "it is ironical that when ist bands" had "forced" 1,- ly that an injustice has been
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Egypt amasses a fleet of heavy 000,000 inhabitants out of committed against the Arabs of
bombers and when President their "own country" and that Palestine. As they view the - 7p
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Nasser proclaims that his rock- the Arab refugees had been situation they see a country
ets will be able to hit any place "dragged from their homes." obliterated and a people up-
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south of Beirut—that is, Israel
The first charge was made by rooted and dispossessed, a ma-
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—an Egyptian spokesman delegate Mohieddine Fekini of jority of whom have been sub-
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should complain loudly from Libya, a member country of jected to conditions which have
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this rostrum when Israel is ac- the Arab League. The other deprived them of their means
quiring missiles which can be was voiced by Ahmed Balafrej, of livelihood and left them de-
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used solely for protection personal representative of the pendent on international char-
against attacks from the air."
King of Morocco in charge of ity . • . Perhaps even worse has
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Touching upon the Arab ref- foreign affairs. Both spoke to- been the psychological damage n7.1 ;I:ILrP14 IrP7.1 n`iT
ugee problem which is the most day at the UN plenary session.
explosive Arab-Israeli issue on
Dr. Fekini asserted also that longed dependence on charity.
the agenda of this year's assem- "the principle of self-determin- As one would expect, such an rr.n;-r
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bly, Mrs. Meir stated that "the ation should be applied by the experience inevitably has had
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Arab denial of Israel's right to United Nations to Palestine," a corroding effect on the per- n.107 1tp17 tr-p,117
existence has a direct bearing and said there had been "co- sonality of the individuals in-
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on the distressing refugee prob- lonialist aggression" there. He volved."
lem. We are willing and always said the question must be given
He then reiterated the
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have been willing to discuss specific attention within the "demand" of the refugees
with the Arab governments context of the whole problem for implementation of the
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what can best be done to secure of colonialism. The Moroccan 1948 resolution, singling out
the future of the refugees in delegate told the Assembly that of that lengthy document
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the light of the political and the UN "must immediately im- only one article, paragraph lx47?! ,r071rin
economic realities in the region. plement" its resolution on the eleven, the article which the
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But a natural solution to the refugees.
Arab spokesmen constantly
problem is frustrated by the
hammer against Israel, ignor-
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Arab dream of destroying Israel Outright Pro-Arab
ing other articles in the same
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and openly proclaimed Arab
resolution which provide for
intention of using the refugees Statement by Davis
peaceful settlement of the
for this purpose.
The head of the UN agency Israeli-Arab issues as a whole.

Lake Huila


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