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June 14, 1963 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-06-14

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Reveal Lies Against Two Alleged Israeli Agents

he was afraid of what would hap- work which he had clone in con-
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Wide-
pen to him and frequently men- tacting the families of German spread anxiety among Israelis
tioned the Krug case involving scientists whom he had tried to over reports that Egypt had ac-
another West German scientist persuade to leave Egypt.
quired large quantities of deadly
who reportedly was kidnapped
Ben Gal told the court that cobalt 60 and strontium 90 were
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
the
truth
when
testifying
be-
by the Egyptians when he indi- he was born in Israel, the son met by 'assertions from Israeli
to The Jewish News)
BASLE, Switzerland—The pre- fore a court.
cated he wanted to leave their of a carpenter and attended sources that Egypt had not ac-
T
h
e
prosecution
presented
siding judge in .the trial of two
employ.
elementary school and a voca- quired the radioactive materials.
alleged Israeli agents charged four additional prosecution wit-
tional school before serving in
They
testifie
that
Miss
Prof. Otto Jokelik had testified
with coercion of a West German nesses Tuesday. One was Mrs. Goercke was interested in help- the Israeli army. After his
Scientist ordered the scientist's Doris Amedez, a friend of the ing her father to return to West army service, he said, 'he during his trial in Basle that
daughter Tuesday to reconsider Goercke family. The others were Germany. They testified that served with the Ministry of Egypt had obtained the radio-
Widespread discrepancies in her three Basle policemen who they had even begun a discussion Education as a youth instruc- active materials. However, the
Israeli sources said that Egyp-
secretly watched a meeting on
testimony.
with her on financial details of tor from 1951 to October, 1962,
The two men were found March 2 between the defendants who would pay for tickets for when he was given the oppor- tian efforts to get the materials
guilty of attempted coercion, and the Goercke family. IVIrs. her and her brother to go to tunity of traveling to Europe had failed and that Egypt had
but received only "token" sen- Amedez said that Ben Gal Egypt to try to persuade Goercke on behalf of the Ministry to actnally obtained only a small
tences in light Of obvious false- warned Miss Goercke that unless to quit his rocket work. Ben Gal study youth problems in Ger- amount- of cobalt 60.
hoods revealed in the testimony her father returned to West Ger- testified that he had been sched- many and Switzerland.
of the chief prosecution wit- many "human lives will be lost." uled to telephone Miss Goercke
Hebrew Corner
He told the court his contact
ness. (The judge waived two- She also testified that Ben Gal on March 5 or March 6 to get an with Jokelik had nothing . to do
took
a
threatening
attitude
but
month prison terms for each
exact answer as to when she with his youth assignment and
because they had already spent she was unable to give a coher- planned to go to Egypt. They he had no other secret or of-
that much time in jail awaiting ent explanatiOn of what took were arrested on March 2.
Israeli goods "Made in Israel" can
ficial tasks. He said his approach
purchased in all parts of the
place at the meeting in detail.
trial.)
to Jokelik was undertaken at be
Ben
Gal
and
Jokelik
denied
world.
In many places there is a
One of the three policemen
Heidi Goercke, daughter of
the request of "a friend of special demands for foods from
under
oath
that
they
had
given
testified
that
the
meeting,
which
Israel.
The
goods go a long way,
Dr. Paul Goercke, came to Basle
Miss Goercke an ultimatum ask- mine." He denied . he had ever from the factory in Israel until the
from Egypt to testify as the chief he was able to see but not hear, ing her to have her father return been a. secret agent and - said his store in Europe, the Far East or
prosecution witness against Jo- seemed to be "a normal business to West Germany before April actions had only been prompted Africa. This long route is accom-
by many problems. It is neces-
seph Ben Gal, 33, of Israel, and meeting" where passions did not 261. Miss Goercke herself repeat- by • patriotism and that he only panied
sary to pack the goods in a nice
rise
and
through
which
a
courte-
form,
so that it will attract the
Dr. Otto Jokelik, 42, a foreign
edly contradicted her testimony desired to be useful while he eye, it must
be sent by sea, or air,
scientist. They were tried here ous attitude had been adopted. on this question, first mention- was in Europe. •
so as to reach the market in due
* * *
on charges they tried to coerce Another detective said that no ing a date in April and then one
time. Israeli cargoes must be' well
for, so as to reach their des-
Goercke to stop his work on tape recordings were made of the in June.
LONDON (JTA) — An Egyp- cared
tination unharmed.
Egyptian weapons development meeting but that pictures were
Ben Gal testified that he tian intelligence agent, Ahmed
These problems are common to all
taken by Swiss secret police. It said to Miss Goercke, "Please el Zahabi; was sentenced to 20 merchandise sold for export, al-.
by threats to his daughter.
though
it is understood that there are
appeared
that
the
police
had
Miss Goercke, 25, began testi-
have your father return before years' imprisonMent by the Jere special problems in all forms of met-
fying Monday night. She re- acted at the request of Freiburg Egyptian Independence Day salem District Court, according chandise.
ported that she met Jokelik twice authorities.
How great would the labor of each
when the rockets are due to be to a report from Jerusalem re- exporter
and how large would be his
.Both defendants testified on
at her home in Frieburg, West
ceived here.
ready.
Should
he
return
before
expense, if each one alone would
Germany. She contradicted her- Reine, at Drei Koenige Hotel
El Zahabi had been found have to solve the problems connected
the program is completed, we
with selling his goods in foreign
self repeatedly in her deposition, in Basle. Ben Gal testified that
guilty of several illgeal cross- lands.
will appreciate it as afterwards
saying that her first account of their meetings with Miss
ings into the Gaza Strip where
it
will
probably
be
too
late
In order to ease the difficulties and
her meeting with Jokelik coin- Goercke and her brother,
he transmitted military infor- improve the systems of export and
and
the
work
will
have
been
arrangements connected with it,
cided with his version of the there never was any question
mation to the Egyptian. au- all
done on the rockets." Ben Gal
the "Israeli Export Institute" was
meeting between the two. Then of what would happen to her
thorities. The court sentenced founded in 1958. This Institute was
also
testified
that
he
and
Joke-
by the Ministry of Com-
presiding Judge Dr: Hebelri had father if he did not return. He
an accomplice of el Zahabi to founded
lik "wanted to give Prof.
merce and a group of exporters. It
the court clerk read a transcript said: "I only told Fraulein
a 10-year term for similar es- serves the exporters by guiding
- we
Goercke
a
chance
because
them and giving advice in all above
of an interview with Miss Goercke that if the Egyptian
pionage activities.
knew he had never been a Nazi
mentioned problems.
Goercke on Egyptian television. rocket project materializes —
Arab espionage activities in
and never had Nazi sympa-
The Israeli Export Institute has
and I do assume that the Egyp-
In that interview, Miss
Israel have been intensified dur- today - a membership of 270 exporters
thies."
from
all branches of industry and
tians would not keep their
Goercke said that in her first
Miss Goercke came. to court ing the last few .weeks. Despite services.
rockets in storage and would
and second meeting with Joke-
accompanied by an Egyptian the presence of United Nations
In addition to the guidance to ex-
use them against Israelher
lik—which were not attended
named Dr. Sameh, who said he forces in the Gaza area, Egyp- porting enterprises in Israel, the In -
father would automatically be- was the woman's physician, add- tian-trained spies succeed in stitute has a service of information
by Ben Gal — Jokelik had
has connections with buyers in
come a war criminal because ing she had recently undergone crossing into Israel from Gaza. and
threatened her and her entire
foreign countries. By establishing
of his participation in the proj- surgery. It was generally be- Some of them, it is believed, are these connections, the Institute assists
family. But in her court testi-
expanding the business means be-
ect." The defendant added lieved, however, that he was an finding their way back to Egypt in
mony, she made no statement
tween Israel and the countries of the
that
"there
is
no
doubt
today
world.
to this effect.
Egyptian secret serviceman sent with information secured from
Translation of Hebrew Column
Dr. Joseph Brunschvig, attor- that the entire world condemns to watch her.
Arab collaborators within Israel. Published by Brith Ivrith Olamith,
€ Jerusalem.
ney for the defendants, and any person involved in such a
Another witness was Reine
Jokelik then began to question thing as the destruction of Is- Goercke, the woman's brother,
rael
and
this
condemnation
• :

Miss Goercke. The contradictions
T
whose testimony took on a weird
in her statements became so evi- would be apparent as it had aspect when defense attorney
0
dent that the judge bluntly told been in the Nuremberg War Brunschvig asked whether it was
her, "Fraulein Goercke, since Crimes Trials after the war or true he had claimed he was "able
this transcript of your television recently in the Eiclunann to recognize a Jew at sight." The
interview was read in this court case."
young German replied that "I
Judge Hebelri then asked Ben recognize Jews at sight. First of
you have completely contradicted
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yourself at one time or another. Gal, "Do you personally consider all, I can recognize them by the
You -must have departed from it immoral to act against war shape of their hands. All Jews
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the truth: Admit whether this criminals with illegal means?" have short and stubby fingers.
-
happened during your three pre- The defendant replied that, "I Their faces also have the same
vious depositions before various cannot give you a clear answer traits as those I have seen in a
authorities or earlier today in on this. In some instances it is photo of a Jew in a book once."
this court or now after you had not an immoral act against war The court listened with consid-
react to you your television in- criminals whatever the means, erable interest to this statement
terview which you did not sub- but in this particular case we which could have come direct
did not need any other means as from Nazi sources.
stantiate."
Zn
Miss Goercke turned pale we could easily stick to legal
Jokelik has admitted having
and mumbled an inaudible methods which seemed ade- entered Switzerland illegally. He
-
rIltg
reply. Judge Heberli told her quate."
denied the charge that he had

to retire to an adjacent room
The defendants also testified bought war material in Switzer-
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and think over testimony to that Miss Goercke had indicated land for export to Egypt in viola-
come to a conclusion. In so that her father wanted to leave tion of Swiss Federal laws.
doing he warned her Of the his Egyptian assignment and re-
Jokelik testified earlier that
seriousness of departing from turn to West Germany but that when he first arrived in Egypt
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he . was told he would work on
chemical projects in industrial
planning. Early last year, how-
ever, he said, he was asked to
work on the military project
'involving nuclear energy along
with six Egyptian collaborators.
L2k5 171
He told the court that another
270
German working in Egypt
planned to equip rocket capable

of destroying Israel with Stro-
nium 90 and radioactive cobalt.
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Jokelik revealed that he had
decided to leave his Egyptian
4
employers after he realized they
t3777
were planning Israel's annihila-
The . Israel Ministry of Posts has announced the forthcoming tion and that his action might
issue of a commemorative postage stamp marking the hun- also have serious consequences
d•edth anniversary of the Hebrew press in the country and for western countries.
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three additional airmail stamps of the fourth definitive series
Jokelik said that after he left
depicting birds of Israel. The commemorative stamp (left), de- his work in Egypt, he returned
signed by 0. Wallish of Tel Aviv, shows a type-setter of a to Europe where he was con-
century ago. The background of the complete post office sheet tacted by two Israeli agents in
is the facsimile of the first issue of the Hebrew newspaper Wurtzburg earlier this y e a r.
"Halbanon," which was printed in Jerusalem in 1863. The Through them, he said he had
stamp is yellow and reddish-brown. The airmail stamps, de- been brought in contact with
signed by Miryam Karoly of Haifa, depict, from left, the Blue- Ben-Gal on a number of occa-
(impt?. 1:17114.- wrrol nti4im?)
checked Bee-eater, the Graceful Warbler and the Sunbird. sions, reporting to him on the

Judge Metes Out Token Sentences
in Light of Contra dictions in Charge

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