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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-02-21

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Friday, February 21, 1964—THE DETROIT JEWISH NEW S-40

Arabs Ignore Johnson's Offer No War Expected Arab, Israeli Students at WSU
toJoinDesalinationneseareh Over Water Plan Fight Word War Over Water Issue
At Wayne this past few weeks, added boost with the appear-
WASHINGTON, (JTA) — with the Anglo-American ef- Says Israel Aide
old, familiar words have been ance Monday of Israel Consul

None of the Arab countries has
so far displayed any interest
in the offer made by President
Johnson of American coopera-
tion with all Middle East coun-
tries in research on the use of
nuclear power for water de-
salination.
In announcing the talks
between the United States
and Israel on desalination co-
operation, President Johnson
stated that the U.S. Govern-
ment was willing to come to
similar arrangements with
other countries in the area.
The only Arab reaction thus
far to the President's offer has
been a wave of vituperation
aimed not only at the United
States but also • against Presi-
dent Johnson personally. Arab
officials, in their contacts with
American diplomats, have sim-
ilarly echoed the violent tone
of the Arab press on the sub-
ject.
offer
President Johnson's
reflects the "friendly atmo-
sphere" of U.S.-Israel relations
as well as "America's affirma-
tive attitude toward Israel's
status in the scientific com-
munity," Abba S. Eban, deputy
prime minister of Israel, declar-
ed in New York a few hours
after arriving for a month's
visit.
He will attend meetings of
the United Nations Advisory
Committee on the Application
of Science and Technology to
Development,, and will travel
coast to coast to aid the nation-
wide 1964 United Jewish Ap-
peal.
The Johnson statement, he
said, must be viewed in two
ways. The first, he declared,
illustrates U.S.-Israeli friend-
ship and trust in Israel's sci-
entific status. The second is
"the practical aspect."

WASHINGTON, (JTA)-
Soviet propaganda, emanating
from Moscow, is strengthening
Arab incitement against Ameri-
can-Israel cooperation in re-
search on desalination. At the
same time, the Moscow radio
linked up Israel with the
Anglo-American efforts to bring
peace to Cyprus in the dispute
there.
It was noted here that the
propaganda line, linking Israel

forts in Cyprus, is being follow-
ed simultaneously on the radio
stations in the Arab capitals,
particularly Cairo and in Mos-
cow.
Whether this was coordinat-
ed in advance or one took a
cue from the other is still not
entirely certain. It is estab-
lished, however, that the pro-
paganda utterances of both
sides are almost identical on
this specific subject.
. Moscow Radio, in its de-
nuniciation of the Anglo-
American and NATO efforts
in Cyprus, also declared that
"The 'n a ti o nal liberation
movement of Cyprus can-
not be stopped all the more
because the Arab countries,
for instance, are not at all
interested in the strengthen-
ing of NATO countries on
Cyprus, as they understand
that turning Cyprus into a
NATO base would also turn
the island into a bridgehead
against the independent Arab
countries, and strengthen the
Israeli bridgehead of im-
perialism in the Near East."
Significantly, Moscow Radio's
broadcast in Arabic espoused
the above line even before it
was presented on its Russian
and English programs. More-
over, the Arabic programs were
even more explicit in linking
Israel with the Cyprus ques-
tion.
Alleging that "Washington is
very much interested in infil-
trating Cyprus to execute from
there its policy in the Middle
East." the Arab broadcasts re-
ferred to the statement made
recently in Washington by the
high State Department official
Alexis Johnson in which he de-
fined the attitude of the Ameri-
can government toward the
Arab-Israeli dispute.
Elaborating on this state-
ment, the Arab broadcasts in-
dicate that the United States
can easily intervene with mili-
tary force from Cyprus in case
of an Arab war against Israel.
They refer to a statement al-
legedly made by former Presi-
dent Eisenhower that the U.S.
has a right to intervene in an
Arab-Israel military conflict
under the Tripartite Agreement
signed between the United
States. Brit a i n and France
guaranteeing the existing Arab-
Israel borders.

Israel's neighbors are not
likely to go to war over the
Jordan water plan. Consul Gen-
eral Jacob Barmore is convinced
of that.
In a lecture at the Jewish
Center Monday night, the Is-
raeli envoy said that even Arab
threats of sabotage are not tak-
en too seriously by Israel. "To
divert the tributaries of the Jor-
dan, as the Arabs have threat-
ened, is a highly intricate, com-
plicated feat that would hurt
them more than it would us."
Barmore, who recently re-
turned from a visit home, said
he found an entirely different
Israel from the one he had
left four years ago. "The peo-
ple are no longer concerned
about their fate, their destiny.
They are concerned rather
with what will happen to the
entire Middle East." He re-
ferred, in particular, to Cyp-
rus, whose good relationship
with Israel has been the ob-
ject of Arab jealousy.
In the wake of the Arab sum-
mit conference, President John r.
son's announcement of coopera-
tion on desalination research
was bound to stir their wrath,
he said. "Then, when a high
State Department spokesman
pointed out that Middle East
peace is a part of the national
security program, it was taken
by the Arabs as an oblique en-
dorsement of Israel's water
plans.
"The Arabs are united on only
one point," he went on, "their
intransigent hostility to Israel.
Now it is water; yesterday it
was the refugee problem; the
day before yesterday it was
land. So we must always be
proving ourselves.
"In 1960-61, plans were exe-
cuted by Nasser to attack Israel
if the water plan was carried
out. What stops them? Israel's
deterrent power. As of the
end of 1963, Egypt was not pre-
pared to attack Israel, and
Nasser knows it."

`Zionist Mobilization Month'

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) —
Mayor James H. J. Tate pro-
claimed the period March 15 as
"Zionist Mobilization Month"
when an intensive campaign
will get underway to enroll
Philadelphians as members of
the Zionist Organization

flowing as freely as water —
Jordan water, to be specific.
The university's Arab Student
Association, one of the larger
foreign student groups, recently
invited the director of the Arab
Information Center in the Unit-
ed States, Sadaat Hasan, to dis-
cuss the Jordan River issue.
His approach to the explos-
ive Middle East problem was
not designed to c alm any
troubled waters. Hammering
away at both Israel and the
United States (whose politi-
cians he blamed for Israel's
existence), Hasan called the
plan to divert the Jordan riv-
er "part of a chain reaction
that has been going on ever
since the Zionist immigrants
came to Palestine.
"This plan is an attempt to
integrate the parts of the area
allotted to the Arab states by
the UN partition plan with the
territory which the Israelis have
taken," he was quoted in The
Daily Collegian.
Calling the diversion an act
of aggression, Hasan insisted the
plan was illegal in terms of in-
ternational law.
And, he added, he was sure
Israel chose 1964 to imple-
ment the program because
"Every time there's an elec-
tion in the U.S., we have come
to expect an aggressive move
from Israel." Claiming Amer-
ican politicians cater to the
"whims and designs of small
organized minorities," he said
"it is not in the interest of
the U.S. to alienate 500 mil-
lion Arabs for the sake of a
few votes."
The Israel Students Organi-
zation (ISO), outnumbered at
the Hasan lecture, fought back
through The Collegian.
Explaining the facts behind
the Jordan situation, ISO presi-
dent Ishai Sataty cited the Eric
Johnston plan (which would
have allocated 40 per cent of
the international waters to Is-
rael) and the Arabs' denial of
cooperation with the program.
"The Arab position is mo-
tivated by one consideration
and one consideration alone:
the refusal to recognize Is-
rael's right to existence and
hence, its right to develop its
own water resources," he
wrote.
Sataty's group received an

A Child's Garden Cardinal Lights Holocaust Candle
of Reverses

anyway,
And that little Arab went wall,
wah, wah all the way home.
C. H.

Bialik Manuscripts
Presented to Israel

WILMINGTON, Cal., (JTA)—
Hitherto unpublished manu-
scripts of Hayim Nachman Bia-
lik the greatest of the modern
Hebrew poets, were presented to
the State of Israel by Shimon
Burishkin, a Wilmington resi-
dent who, as a boy, worked in
Bialik's print shop in Russia and
later in Palestine.
Israel's consul general in Los
Angeles, Mordechai Shalev, ac-
cepted the manuscripts on be-
half of his government. The un-
published manuscripts, which
were in Burishkin's possession
for 40 years, will be placed in
the Beth Bialik Museum in Tel
Aviv.

As Israeli officials look on, Cardinal Eugene Tisserant,
Dean of the Vatican College of Cardinals, lightS a symbolic
candle in the Holocaust Cave on Mount Zion which is devoted
to the memory of those who perished during the Nazi devas-
tation. Cardinal Tisserant's visit to the Cave was made during
Pope Paul's recent pilgrimmage to Israel and Mount Zion. The
visit was made at Cardinal Tisserant's own request and was
regarded as an important gesture of respect to the memory
of fallen Jews.

Hebrew Corner

An Israeli
Automobile

The automobile "Carmel" travels
today on the roads of Israel. This is
the first Israeli passenger car, pro-
duced by the Haifa plant "Autocars."
The Autocars plant was established
only five years ago, by private in-
vestors who experimented in the use
of a new material in industry—Poly-
ester, strengthened with glass fibers.
Today over 3000 automobiles pro-
duced by the plant move on the
roads of this country. Cars by Auto-
cars are exported today to other
countries as well. The basic approach
of the company was that the Israeli
automobile should be made of the
largest possible number of Israeli
parts, by Israeli workmen, and
should be owned wholly by Israelis.
The Israeli automobile brought an-
other innovation to the world of
automobiles. Most of the automobile
industry in the world, and especially
the U.S., use steel for the manufac-
ture of the body of the car. In Is-
rael the position is different — there
is no local made steel. Therefore
a solution was found in Israel in the
form of a material that is cheaper
than steel, and more use of manual
labor, instead of the use of machines
and expensive instruments for the
preparation of the steel. Experience
in the world has shown that there
are many advantages in the use of
plastic materials. The automobile
plant in Israel goes in this way and
utilizes technical and scientific dis-
coverer through the use of plastic
materials.
(Translation of Hebrew column Pub-
lished by the Brith Irvith Olamith,
<Jerusalem.

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Hickory, dickory, dock
Hussein was making big talk.
The clock struck "NOW!"
He quaked, "But how?"
Hickory, dickory, dock.
*
*
Little Nikita,
Come blow your horn.
Jordan wants help,
And her allies have gone.
* *
This little nation wanted water,
This little Arab said, "None!"
So this little nation went ahead

General Jacob Barmore, who
while refusing to answer back
to Hasan's charges, focused his
talk on "Current Developments
in the Middle East."
The Arab students, who had
turned out in such numbers for
Hasan, were noticeably absent
— with a few exceptions — for
Barmore.
Reiterating his nation's de-
sire for peace in the entire
Middle East, the consul gen-
eral barely touched on the
waters issue. Rather, he level-
ed his comments at such area
problems as the Cyprus dis-
pute and Israel's relationship
to that beleaguered country.
Barmore later admitted he
"felt sorry" for the few Arab
students present, and he "com-
mended them for their ques-
tions."
As to the propaganda value
of both talks, meant to "inform
the general student body," ac-
cording to Sataty, "Those who
really should have been there,
were not. Altogether little at-
tention is paid by the American
students to the problems of the
Middle East."

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