Is It Safe
Vol. XL1 II, No. 16
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A Weekly Review
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Israel.Backs Peace in Nuclear
Zone Through Disarmament
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—The - Israel government made public the text
of Its reply to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev who suggested declaring
the Mediterranean as a miclear-free Zone. -
Emphasizing that joint and coordinated action of the great powers
could effect peace in the Middle East, the reply said that Israel will welcome
any effective initiative that would remove the danger of war in the region.
It stressed that Israel is a member of no military pact, has no nuclear arms
and has provided no site for a 'military base, whether for nuclear or other
Weapons. "The -preservation of peace is - of vital interest for the existence
of the. State of Israel and the policy of Israel rests on that conviction,"
the reply stated.
The note cited Prime MiniSter David Beri-Gurion's statement in the
Knesset, made_one week before the Soviet proposal was received, which
declared: "If there was a possibility on joint action between the United
States and the Soviet . Uhiori not only to prevent an arms race but to bring
about, as we propose, a general disarmament in Israel and the Arab coun-
..trieS, and along with that to guarantee the sovereignty and
rity Of all Middle East states, that would be one of the greatest acts of
peace in the world."
The reply noted . that Israel on many occasions had recorded opposi-
tion concerning the development of nuclear weapons and in every interna-
tioaaI forum had declared its readiness to support all measures to that end
in every part - of the world and, of course, in the Mediterranean area as well
Recalling that a Soyiet representative at the United Nations had declared
that peace was indivisible, the replystatedi- that those words, so valid then,
are infinitely more_ apposite to the problems of peace today.
Israel constantly drew attention to -the dangers to the peace of the
region which stem from a policy of Arab governments and, in addressing
the General Assembly last October, -Foreign. Minister Golda Meir reiterated
an appeal to the Arab states to agree to - general Israel-Arab disarmament
with mutual supervision, the statement continued. "The support of the
powers for this proposal would assuredly have thrust back danger in our
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Exclusive Interview with Rockwell
merican Nazi Party Leader Sees Self in White
Ho e in 1972, Attacks Negroes and Jews
or's Note: While the original intention of police authorities and local community
lea was to give the RoCkwell Meeting here the "quarantine treatment" and to
ignore him, in order to avoid bloodshed and rioting, enough notices about the meeting
were circulated to draw a crowd and 'to cause a stone-throwing incident. There were paid
notices about the meeting in the Farmington news-paper and the • president of the
apartment house project adjoining the home of Russell Roberts where the meeting took
place found it necessary to issue an advance warning to his tenants not to be alarmed.
Many cards mailed by the Rockwell supporters here also resulted in advertising the
meeting. The two young Jewish..News - reporters, Richard Aptekar and Richard Hendin,
were on the scene of the occurrence• for more than three hours and their interview with
Rockwell and their report on the•-meeting is an objective account of the anti-Semites'
gathering in the Detroit area. -
By RICHARD APTEKAR and RICHARD HENDIN
Jewish-News Staff Members -
"When I spoke in Los Angeles,. I saw two vile-looking Jews sitting' behind me.
Later I found out that they were two Mexican Nazis."
George Lincoln Rockwell spoke to a mixed group of sympathizers, antagonists
and curiosity-seekers Monday night in the back yard of Russell Roberts' wood frame
home on Grand River in Farmington.
The American Nazi Party commander talked for 35 minutes before the Mich-
. igan State Police broke up the crowd of observers because of a fight which began
when one of the onlookers hea-ved girocl5 at a stormtrooper.
Comments overheard from peb-V%---at the Roberts' residence ranged fromamuse-
ment over the car Rockwell arrived in, td" a remark from a police officer to us.
"They must be a. pretty poor party," joked a woman in shorts as she watched.
ROckwell drive up in a 1956 black Cadillac limousine with a worn and faded hard top._
"You can't print What I think about him," said a policeman. "But, you know, he
certainly has-got a lot of people interested," he added.
The crowd stayed even after Rockwell was ushered into the Roberts' house,
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Rockwell in Farrtiington: The photos on the left' were taken for The
Jewish NewS at the Rockwell rally by Robert Golden and Barry Kalan, .Mumford High
seniors: They show Rockwell addressing the crowd and his henchmen, the irate audience
which was composed mostly of non-Jews, police cordoning off those in attendance who
' had begun to converge upon the Nazis and Rockwell displaying a Hebrew school primer.
Pointing to an Aleph in the latter, the Nazi leader said it was the equivalent of the
Communist hammer and sickle. Nearly 60 policemen who were scattered in the crowd of
150 listened to Rockwell in Russell Roberts' back yard and 400 gathered outside the.
Roberti home. 'In the course of his talks Rockwell charged that Jews were "race mixers."
He referred to Philip SlomoVitz,'editor of The" JewiTh News, as a "Jewish instigator."
Apparently Rockwell, Roberts and their. cohorts. are avid readers of The Detroit Jewish
News. ,a copy of lost week's issue having been displayed at the entrance Of Roberts home
Monday night... • .