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Arab UN Delegates Instructed
to Oppose Israel Peace Talks
N. J. Board Will Appeal
Rule Against Bible Reading
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
HACKENSACK, N.J.—A member of the Hawthorne School
Board announced Tuesday that the board would appeal a ruling
ordering it to halt the reading of the Bible and recital of the
Lord's Prayer in opening daily exercises in Hawthorne schools. -
That ruling was issued Monday.
Superior Judge Morris Pashman, in his ruling, cited the
U.S. Supreme Court ban last June on all such practices in public
schools in the United States. The Hawthorne board was among
those which have ignored the Supreme Court ruling, contending
that the Supreme Court ban did not necessarily apply to their
situations. Judge Pashman's ruling was on a contention that the
Supreme Court decision did not apply to public schools in N.J.
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Rejection of any Israeli call for direct peace talks is a
key aspect of unified instructions by Arab governments to their delegations to the
current General Assembly of the United Nations, according to a report in the
Jordanian daily newspaper, El Jihad.
Quoting a "high government source," the newspaper said that the governments
have instructed their delegations to make "extraordinary efforts" to foil "Zionist
and imperialist" plans to "sidestep" the Palestine issue at the Assembly.
Among the other instructions to the Arab delegations are orders to make
an effort to change the attitudes of the United States, Britain and France, and to
persuade France to adopt a pro-Arab stand. El Jihad reported that King Hussein
launched such an effort in his recent talks with French President Charles de Gaulle.
Jordanese Attack Israel at UN General . Assembly
UNITED NATIONS; N.Y., (JTA)—The first full-scale attack against Israel
in this year's General Assembly was voice d at a plenary session of the body Monday
morning by Abdul Monem Rifai of Jordan. Previously, Israel had been attacked on
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Israel - S. African Relations
Deteriorate; Verwoerd Talk
Arouses Conflicting Views
TEL AVIV, (JTA)—Nearly all Israeli newspapers devoted
editorials to the deterioration in relations between Israel and
South Africa. Most of them approved the steps taken by the
Israeli government, including the decision not to replace the
Israeli Minister to South Africa, Simcha Pratt. The papers
warned the government, however; against going too far.
It was learned that Pratt, who was recalled from Pre-
toria to serve in Israel's delegation to the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly, will be appointed Israeli Ambassador to Mexico.
The Liberal Party faction of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament,
announced that it had called an urgent meeting of its member-
ship to discuss the contemplated termination by El Al Israel
National Airlines of its services to South Africa.
The party's secretary-general Yitzhak Artsi said the Liberals
consider the steps taken by the government towards South Africa
as too rash and that even a number of African states have not
yet gone as far as Israel in this direction. In view of the more
than 100,000 Jews in South Africa, he declared, Israel should
not head the countries enforcing the economic embargo against
Israel Against Ousting S. Africa at
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
NEW YORK—Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's Foreign Minister,
indicated Monday night, in answer to a question during a tele-
vision interview, that Israel did not favor suspension of South
Africa from the United Nations because of that country's
She was interviewed on the local educational television
station in a session during which most of the questions dealt
with Israel's cooperation with new African states in the field of
economic and social development. One of the interviewers asked:
"Should the United Nations suspend South Africa and if such a
move is made, will Israel support it?"
She replied that the UN must consider very carefully
whether more pressure can be applied upon a country when
that country is "a part of the family of nations or outside."
Mrs. Meir, asked about the criticism against Israel made last
Saturday by South African Premier Henrik Verwoerd, said that
the entire matter was "a serious and tragic situation." She said:
"I am sorry he does not understand our position. The Jewish
people are concerned whenever a discussion arises involving dis-
crimination because of color, race or religion. We cannot just
sit back and accept apartheid."
Jews Welcome Premier's Defense
Sukkot ... 5724
JOHANNESBURG, (JTA)—The South African Jewish Board
of Deputies expressed gratification, at its monthly meeting
Sunday, over the attitude of Prime Minister Hendrik F. Ver-
woerd, who assured the country in an address Saturday that
he does not consider the Jews of South Africa responsible for
Israel's "rebuff" of this country's government.
The Premier criticized Israel sharply for recalling its Minis-
ter Plenipotentiary, Simcha Pratt, in pursuit of Israel's policy
of opposing South Africa's apartheid policy at the United Nations.
The Board expressed "welcome" of the Premier's warning
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