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April 17, 1964 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-04-17

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Israel Has Answer to Missile Boats
Supplied by Russia to Egypt Rabin

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV — Israel has an ans-
wer to the Komar Missile boats
supplied recently by Russia to
Egypt and Syria, Gen. Yitzhak Ra-
bin, Israel's chief of staff, declar-
ed Wednesday in a statement em-
phasizing Israel's attention to mis-
sile warfare capability.
Gen. Rabin made the disclosure,
without giving details of the ans-
wer in interviews with two news-
papers, Haboker and Yediot Ach-
ronot, published on the eve of Is-
rael's observance of its 16th an-
(Reports that the Soviet Union
has begun shipping rocket-firing
mosquito patrol boats of the Ko-
mar type to Syria have been cur-
rent in Washington for several
weeks but it was only now that it
was confirmed at least six of the
boats arrived in Syria between the
end of 1963 and now.
The boats, which have a 600-
mile range and a top speed of 30
knots, are capable of firing guided
rockets at targets 10 to 20 miles
from the launching pads aboard.
The ships, weighing 66 tons and
having a length of 83 feet, were
described by armament experts
here as being in effect mobile,
launching platforms, capable of
hitting targets either on land or
Declaring that Israel was watch-
ing carefully missile developments
in Egypt, he said that once the
missiles were operational, the dan-

ger to Israel would be great but
that it appeared the Egyptian mis-
siles were not yet operational.
"Egyptian efforts in the prod-
uction of missiles, operating
types of missiles, has put Israel,
too, on a missile program spread
over a number of years," he de-
Again without going into detail.
Gen. Rabin asserted that Israel
now had more possibilities of get-
ting additional arms from friendly
nations "and we now get more
from these countries than at any
time before." He pointed out that
Israeli purchasing was limited by
a "question of funds."
He reported that Israel's strik-
ing forces had been strengthened,
particularly the Air Force with
French-made Mirage jet intercep-
tors, which, he said, were the best
planes available to Israel.- He add-
ed that the Mirage jets could
match the Soviet MIG-21 jets sup-
plied to Egypt by Russia.
He also reported that President
Nasser of Egypt was increasing
the Egyptian army, doubling it
from its present three to six divi-
sions. He said two of the new
divisions were already functional
and the third nearing completion.
He mentioned Israel's armor and
artillery corps as having also
made important gains in quantity
and quality.

Anti-Jewish Slogans
Found on Rio Buildings

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Friday, lip •l 17, 1964 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

German, Scientist Says Bonn Knew
Its Men Were Building Egypt Jets

RIO DE JANEIRO — Swastikas
and other anti-Semitic inscriptions
were found Tuesday at the local
LONDON (JTA)—A West Ger-
yacht club and on the walls of
other buildings in this city. Earli- man scientist who for three years
er this week anti-Semitic litera- directed a jet fighter production
ture was distributed in Recife, the program in Egypt, has charged
capital of Pernambusco Province. that the West German Government
An intensive hate campaign has not only had full knowledge of
been carried out over the Brazilian the work of German technicians
radio network by the office of the in Egypt on fighter plane construc-
Arab League, which conducts a tion, but also approved and en-
couraged it, The Daily Telegraph
weekly radio program. The broad- reported from Bonn.
casts are aimed against Israel and
Dr. Heinrich Gronau, who di-
Jews in general.
rected the program at Helwan,
Brazil Envoy to Israel
near Cairo, said he worked under
Prof. Willi Messerschmitt on HA-
Retained by New Govt.
200 and HA-300 jet fighters. He
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's said that the West German govern-
ambassador to Israel, Arreto Leite ment even urged technicians who
Filho, was among the diplomats wanted to return home, after re-
apopinted by the ousted Goular alizing the anti-Israel nature of
government who were recalled by their work, to remain at those
the new government, it was an- assignments.
nounced here Tuesday by the
Dr. Gronau, who has been di-
foreign ministry.
recting a section of the West
A Brazilian Jew, Samuel Wainer,
German Space Research Society
who was a close friend of the oust-
since his return last year, also
ed president, was among the 58
confirmed the military nature of
leftist deputies and other person-
Egyptian rockets which was re-
alities who were deprived of their
cently revealed by H. Polenz, a
politica] rights for a period of
West German aircraft engineer.
ten years. He has been editor-in-
Dr. Gronau said he had sup-
chief of the afternoon daily Ultima pressed his own original misgiv-
ings on being assured at the start
by Prof. Messerschmitt that the
"After 40, one becomes either a West German Government "ap-
cynic or a philosopher."-r–Martin proved and supported" the project.
Staples Schockley.
He added that his doubts re-

turned in the summer of 1962,
when President Nasser of Egypt
said in a speech he intended to
destroy Israel. The West German
scientist stated he then went to
the West German Embassy in
Cairo, saying he wanted to go
home, but that the military attache
at the embassy urged him to stay
at his work in Egypt.
The attache, Col. Krieber, told
him, Dr. Gronau said, that it was
the wish of the West German gov-
ernment and of the then-Defense
Minister, Franz Joseph Strauss,
that the technicians remain in
Egypt "to prevent Russians from
coming in to take their places."

U. S. Treasury Rules
Israel Not 'Dumping'
Portland Cement Here

Treasury Department ruled that
the $440,000 in Portland cement
imported from Israel last year was
not being "dumped" on the United
States market.
Penalty tariffs can be applied
when the Treasury finds that a
foreign product is being sold in
the United States at a lower price
than is charged in the home
market, and if the U. S. Tariff
Commission finds that the practice
injures businesses in this country.

Vatican Council Seen
Certain to OK Chapter
on Jewish Relations

ROME (JTA) — An informed
source here said it appeared cer-
tain the Ecumenical. Council would
discuss and approve a proposed ed-
claration on Catholic-Jewish rela-
Referring to plans to shorten
the remaining work by removing
that declaration from the chapter
on Christian ecumenism and mak-
ing it -a separate appendix, the
source said that this proposed
change definitely would not
weaken the effect of the declara-
tion. It would absolve Jews from
any blame in the crucifixion of
Christ, and warn Catholics against
anti-Semitism stemming from that
ancient charge.
(In Geneva, Prof. Hans Deutch,
international lawyer and publisher,
said upon his return from an audi-
ence in the Vatican with Pope Paul
VI, that the pontiff had endorsed
an appeal to put an end to prejud-
ice and misunderstanding which
has hampered Jewish - Christian
relations for centuries.
(He said the Pope had shown
"much understanding" and was
"fully concerned" with directing
his efforts toward influencing
greater tolerance between the two
great religious denominations).

Canadian Jews Told
Names of Hate-Mongers
at Warsaw Ghetto Rites

TORONTO (JTA) — The Can-
adian Jewish Congress made pub-
lic the names of 11 Canadians who,
it charged, have been engaged in
distributing Nazi hate leaflets in
Canada. The names were released
during memorial ceremonies com-
memorating the Warsaw Ghetto
revolt, attended by 3,000 persons
and sponsored by the CJC.
Sydney Harris, a CJC leader
who addressed the meeting, said
that Neil Carmichael, a leader of
the Social Credit Action splinter
group, was aware of the activities
of the hatemongers. Harris said
the names of the culprits, which
were uncovered by the CJC after
a month-long investigation, have
ernment and police authorities.
been given to the Canadian gov-
The CJC is seeking a law curbing
incitement to violence.

"Beautiful young people are ac-
cidents of nature. But beautiful
old people are works of art."—
Marjorie B. Greenbie.


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