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December 21, 1962 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-12-21

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Kill Israel Bid for Peace Talks

of understanding the spiritual
Semitism and endorsing the neo- resolutions, Mrs. Golda Meir, Is-
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., ness to engage in such negotia-
rael's F or e i g n Minister, said and moral sources of the aspira-
Nazi
Tacuara
movement
of
Ar-
(JTA) — The pro-Arab resolu- tions. •
that, had the Arab states ac- tions of the Jewish people for
He requested the four Moslem gentina, had asked King Feisal cepted the UN resolution on the the renewal of its statehood, they
tion calling for the appointment
to take him away from the al-
will have to accept the fact that
of a United Nations custodian co-sponsors of the pro-Arab reso-
ready highly charged UN scene. partition of Palestine back in statehood will not be given up,
over property left in Palestine lution, calling for the appoint-
1947,
"the
history
of
the
Middle
Shukairy said before he left,
even in the face of aggressive
by Arab refugees was withdrawn ment of a United Nations custo-
however, that he expects to be East would have taken an en- speeches or threats of force.
by its four Moslem sponsors at dian over Arab properties inside
tirely different course—a course
back
here,
possibly
as
the
rep-
'The Arab attitude," she said,
the session of the General As- Israel to withdraw their draft
resentative of Syria. Known as of cooperation, friendship a n d "breeds not peace, but war."
sembly's Special Political Com- in the same spirit. However, the
constructive
development
for
,all,
She critized Dr. John H.
mittee which wound up its de- co-sponsors of the custodian one who has been hired by sev- without war and the destruction
bate on the Arab refugee prob- draft—Mauritania, Pakistan, Af- eral—including J or d a n and of life and property and without Davis, Commissioner General
ghanistan and Indonesia—first Syria—Shukairy assured friends, refugees."
of UNRWA, for his annual re-
lem.
"I'll return."
port, presented to this very
Another resolution urging di- refused to do so. Later, how-
Noting
that
the
speakers
in
(Continued on Page 7)
The Special Political Commit-
ever, they changed their minds.
rect Arab-Israel talks, and spon-
With the adoption of the tee had before it three separate the debate had made no attempt
sored by 21 member nations,
to help solve the refugee prob-
U.S. resolution, the debate on resolutions: 1. The 21-member
lem, but had only "proclaimed
was similarly withdrawn by its
the Arab refugee issue—which draft seeking peace talks between their theme: Israel must not
for
sponsors.
lasted more than three weeks the Arab states and Israel; 2. exist," the Israeli foreign policy
The only resolution adopted —came to an end. The Special A pro-Arab resolution, request-
B'NAI B'RITH
by the Special Political Commit- Political Committee held 18 ing the appointment of a UN cus- chief stated:
MEMBERS ONLY
"Even if the Arab governments
tee was the American-sponsored sessions on this subject at the todian over Arab property in
Covenant
resolution extending the mandate current UN General Assembly. Israel; and 3. An American reso- are as yet unwilling or incapable
Credit Union
of the United Nations Relief and
Israel had made a plea to the lution, extending for two years
Works Agency for Palestinian United Nations to adopt the 21- after next June 30, until June 111111•1•1111 ■ 1111111111•P
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Refugees in the Near East for member resolution calling for 30, 1965, the expiring mandate
two years, until June 30, 196 15. direct peace negotiations between of the UN Relief and Works
APPLICATIONS FOR
This resolution was adopted al- the Arab states and Israel.
Dpiav iig e ro d
Agency for Palestine Refugees.
most unanimously. A vote was
"However long and stormy this
Comay's intervention came
1961
100 to 0 with two abstentions— path may be," Michael S. Camay, after Jordan pleaded for the
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provides
Israel and Cameroon.
Israel's permanent representa- custodianship and upbraided the
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many intricate parliamentary realistic path to a settlement." Israel. Then came John D. L.
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moves—some of them initiated
"It is true," Comay stated, Hood, of Australia. He rejected
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by Israel—included an amend- "that the Arab States are un- both the custodianship resolution
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That amendment noted "with are the alternatives? There are peace talks draft endorsed by
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deep regret that the repatria- only two — either to leave the Israel, saying that peace negotia-
tion or compensation of the (Arab) refugee pr o b le m un- tions now would be "inoppor
refugees" as provided in a solved, maybe for decades to tune" and "impracticable."
1948 resolution, "has not been come; or to allow the situation
Camay told the committee that
effected and that no substan- to drift again into renewed war- the only hope for a solution of
tial progress has been made fare, with all the bloodshed, not only the refugee problem
in the program of reintegra- m i s e r y and destruction that but of all issues outstanding be-
tion of the refugees, either by would bring in its wake."
tween Israel and the hostile
repatriation or resettlement
One of the principal Arab Arab states lies in negotiations.
CORVAIR & CHEVY II
and that the situation of the
detractors of Israel, Ahmad
He strongly opposed the
For
the
very best deal on a new car — plus
refugees continues to be a mat-
Arab demand for a property
Shukairy, of Saudi Arabi, was
. .. extra good service, prompt delivery —
ter of serious concern."
missing Monday, and the
custodian in side Israel. He
please call me —
On a separate ballot, the Cy- Saudi Arabian position in the
cited numerous international
priot amendment was adopted committee chamber was vacant.
rulings to show that the UN
by 68 of two and 34 absten- Shukairy left here Saturday,
could have "no competence"
tions—with Israel and the United unannounced but not unno-
in that regard. Like the U.S.A.
FLEET MANAGER
States casting the negative votes. ticed, ha vi ng been recalled
before him, during last week's
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The United States resolution, from his post by Saudi Arabi's
sisted that such a custodian
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in addition to extending King Feisal.
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UNRWA's current mandate, due
A number of delegates, in- would in effect be violating
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to expire next June 30, also cluding Arabs embarrassed by Israel's sovereignty.
In earlier debate on the three
expressed the thanks of the Gen- his volatile speeches stirring . anti-
eral Assembly to the United Na-
tions Palestine Conciliation Corn-
mission "for its efforts to find a
way to progress on the Palestine
Arab refugee problem." Israel,
which had called for a separate
vote on the clause thanking the
PCC, cast the only negative bal-
lot when that clause was adopted
by 62 to one with 41 abstention.
Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, the
Palestine Conciliation Commis-
WITH
sion's special emissary to the
Middle East, who for two years
Chief Chaplain, Israel Defense Forces
has been charged with the task
of trying to ease the refugee
problem, evinced anger against
Israel for the negative vote. He
said: "Israel was the only one
Star of the Israel Opera Company
to express non-confidence in
me." Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's
Foreign Minister, told of Dr.
AT THE
Johnson's comment, denied that
Israel's vote was directed against
him.
The United States resolu-
tion also requested the Secre-
tary General of the UN to pro-
vide staff and facilities for the
continuance of the PCC's work
and directed attention "to the
precarious financial position"
of UNRWA, urging "non-con-
tributing governments to con-
tribute and contributing gov-
ernments to consider increas-
ing their contributions so that
the agency can carry out its
essential programs."
The resolution calling for di-
rect Arab-Israel peace talks was
withdrawn on behalf of its 21
co-sponsors by Arsene A. Usher,
the representative of the Ivory
Coast, immediately after the ap-
proval of the United States reso-
lution, with the Cypriot amend-
ment. He told the session that
Michael Baum
Rabbi I. Stollman
Louis M. Elliman
the 21 co-sponsors were willing
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not to press for a vote on this
Orthodox Rabbis
Chairman
resolution at this time because so
Col. Shlomo Goren
Netania Davrath
many delegates had insisted that
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