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U.S. Accused of Giving Anti-Israel
Group $4 Million Appeasing Fund
State Dept. Policy Challenged
Nasser Shrills Again Force
Saudi Arabia to Impose Ban
On. U. S. Jewish Personnel
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
(Copyright, 1963. Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
WASHINGTON—The Federal Government has moved
against racial segregation in Alabama but continues to appease
Egypt's Nasser, the "Bull" Connor of the Middle East.
Nasser has emulated the ousted police bigot of Birmingham
by blocking any moderation of anti-Jewish barriers in the Arab
world. This came to light when Washington announced that
Saudi Arabia, for the first time, would permit American Jewish
personnel of United States military units to participate in
training exercises in Saudi Arabia. Nasser immediately shrilled
that Saudi Arabia had sold out the anti-Jewish segregation
barrier. By appealing to anti-Jewish passions, Nasser forced
Saudi Arabia to back down and renege on its agreement.
Egypt has denounced the United States for racial incidents
in Alabama and elsewhere. But in blocking racist moderation
in Saudi Arabia, Nasser has taken virtually the same role that
Gov. Wallace assumed against University of Alabama officials
who were ready to cooperate with the Federal integration pro-
The State Department still refuses to apply to American
aid programs in Egypt the same anti-bias principles that Presi-
dent Kennedy has asked in his message to Congress on domestic
civil rights. The Department ignores anti-bias clauses inserted
by Congress into the Foreign Aid laws.
Rather than inject anti-bias measures into various laws,
President Kennedy said: "It would be better at this time
to pass a single comprehensive provision making it clear
that the Federal Government is not required, under any
statute, to furnish any kind of financial assistance—by way
of grant, loan, contract, guaranty, insurance or otherwise
—to any program or activity in which racial discrimination
occurs." The President certainly cannot separate anti-Semi-
tism from his concept of racial discrimination.
Secretary of State Dean Rusk recently testified before
Congress that Egyptian-American relations had improved and
that massive aid should again be handed out to Nasser. This
came at a time when Congress was concerned about feeding
America's unemployed millions including many Negro victims
of job bias. Nasser was simultaneously denouncing Saudi Arabia
for permitting entry of Americans of Jewish faith among U.S.
Forces assigned there.
Saudi Arabia is high on Nasser's list of intended victims.
He resents the presence of U.S. military units in a country he
is seeking to overthrow. To undermine Saudi-American defense
cooperation, Nasser exploited the first moderation in Saudi
Arabia's previously rigid anti-Jewish stand.
Nasser hypocritically admits Jewish tourists to Egypt
to get their dollars while maintaining a boycott and block-
ade against American Jewish businessmen who seek to sell
to Egypt. He also bars American Jews from service on U.S.
missions based in Cairo, including the agency which dis-
tributes American dollars.
Nasser's controlled press and radio carry an unrelenting
stream of anti-Jewish diatribes. He has hired ex-Nazi propa-
gandists and technicians, including some individuals wanted in
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WASHINGTON, (JTA)—The Senate - Foreign Relations Committee was told
that $4,000,000 in Government funds have been handed over to a certain anti-Israel
organization as part of a concerted policy of appeasing Egyptian President Gamal
The charge was made during testimony by Bushrod Howard, Jr., a registered
agent for the royalist government of Yemen, who said that Congress should halt all
aid to Egypt until President Nasser fulfills his pledge to withdraw his forces from
Howard was not asked to identify the anti-Israel organization and he did not
volunteer its name. Sen. Wayne Morse, Democrat of Oregon, said he wanted to get
this information directly from the State Department.
Howard said that Government officials, "determined to appease Nasser at all
costs, are putting all blame for the problem of the Middle East on Israel and
American Jews. To counter these alleged evils they have, over the years, put some
$4,000,000 of Government funds into an anti-Israeli organization."
Sen. Morse, who acted as committee chairman, stated at the end of Howard's
testimony that a copy of the transcript would be forwarded to the State
Department for a reply to the committee. He said Howard had made "very serious
charges which demand an official response."
Earlier in the hearing, Senators Jacob K. Javits and Kenneth B. Keating
of New York had urged the committee to deny aid to Egypt and any other country
using American assistance to subvert or propagandize against other countries being
helped by the United States. Sen. Keating further proposed that aid be suspended
to any country that buys large quantities of Soviet military equipment and that
countries receiving U.S. aid be required to submit reports on the amount of such
In a direct reference to Egypt, Sen. Keating said: "Congress certainly should
reduce any aid programmed for Nasser by at least the amount that Nasser feels able
to splurge on Soviet equipment. He told the committee that according to "the best
evidence available to me," Nasser will have spent over $700,000,000 on Soviet bloc
weapons from June 1955 through 1964."
The State Department's latest expression of its attitude toward Egypt is
contained in a recent position paper which states that "United Arab Republic
actions against Israel are increasingly restrained, predominantly in the form of
words, and its relations with Israel more in the icebox than at any time heretofore."
lEshkol Assumes Premiership with Peace
Continuing as Israel's Major Aspiration
Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Detroit Jewish News
JERUSALEM—The new cabinet of Premier-Designate Levi Eshkol received its expected
. vote of •confidence and swearing in Wednesday morning in Israel's parliament.
Eshkol presented his proposed government to the Knesset Monday based on the same
political groupings as the one dissolved by the surprise resignation on June 16 of Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion. The Debate which followed included a warning by Herut leader Menachem
Beigin that if the new Prime Minister failed to implement "the Knesset resolution about West
German scientists working for Egypt," Herut would press for new elections.
Beigin assailed Deputy Defense Minister Shimon Peres, charging that he had "misled" the
public and the Israel Foreign Affairs Committee on the issue of the West German scientists and
had indirectly caused the resignation of Israel's security service chief. That official, whose name
was never made public, resigned after Prime Minister Ben-Gurion reportedly rebuked him for the
manner in which the issue of the West German scientists was handled.
Izhar Harari of the Liberal Party said that Ben-Gurion owed the nation a more illuminating
explanation of his resignation for "personal reasons."
The Liberal deputy contended that Pinhas Sapir should not be permitted to hold indefinitely
both the Comtherce Ministry he has in the present cabinet and the Finance Ministry he will have in
the new one.
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Hidden Assets Totaling $500,000,000 Believed
Awaiting Survivors from Nazism in Switzerland
NEW YORK, (JTA)—The Swiss Consulate here announced that beginning
Sept. 1, a government commission in Switzerland will start a search in banks and
insurance companies with a view to establish the assets there of Jews and others
who perished under the Nazi regime.
It is estimated that there may be $500,000,000 worth of funds, securities,
jewels and other valuables deposited in Swiss banks by persons persecuted by the
Nazis and of whom no trace could be found after the war. The Swiss government
said last fall it would initiate action to distribute such assets to the proper heirs.
. The announcement of the Swiss Consulate said that relatives will have to wait
until. March 19614 before submitting their claim. It will take six months for the
commission to sort out unclaimed accounts of aliens or stateless persons of whom
no news has been received since May 9, 1945, and who are known or presumed
to have been killed by the Nazis, the Consulate announced.
The Consulate said that it has been flooded with inquiries from persons in
New York and other cities in the United States who think they may be beneficiaries
of assets left in Swiss banks by members of their annihilated families. Some of
them say they know definitely that their relatives deposited money or valuables
in Swiss banks, but do not know in which banks and how much. A special commit-
tee to help the claimants has been functioning in the Brooklyn Jewish Community
A Swiss Federal Decree last fall made it possible to relax the banking privacy
in Switzerland temporarily to- help establish the hidden accounts of Nazi victims.
The decree stated that the ascertained assets "will devolve upon the legal owners
or to those who have a legal right thereto." In situations where no person can be
found as legal claimant, the decree said, the valuables will be placed in a special
fund whose use will be governed by "taking into account the origin pf such. assets."