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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-04-24

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Middle East's Atomic Pacts
Create International C • nfusion

Detroit Skating Club Charged
by Anti-Defamation League
With Discriminatory Practice

Minority youngsters in the Detroit area are barred from national
and international skating competition because of religious and racial
discrimination by the Detroit Skating Club, the Michigan Board of the
Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith has declared.
The charge was made by Judge Burton R. Shifman, Michigan
social discrimination chairman of the League, in a letter to F. Ritter
Shumway, president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
Wendell Young, president of the Detroit Skating Club, denied the
charge in phone conversation with The Jewish News. A statement by
him was to have been delivered in writing, but when the paper went to
press, it still had not arrived.
Young said on the phone, "We are a private club and as such retain
the right to choose our members. We have no policy of exclusion. All
members are screened by the membership committee, and a decision
is made in accordance with the recommendations of that committee."
Judge Shifman called for "action" on the part of the national
association, which would halt "undemocratic practices" of its Detroit
Judge Shifman said the League had received and verified many
complaints against the Detroit Skating Club during the past two years
and that club officials had freely admitted their discriminatory mem-
bership policies at a meeting with ADL. He added that attempts to
Persuade the leadership of the Detroit Skating Club to abandon
discriminatory practices were unsuccessful.
"Appeals to reason, morality and patriotism had no effect," Shif-
man stated. "We are making this matter public only after prolonged
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WASHINGTON, (JTA) — There is an agreement in force between Israel and the
United States on the inspection of atomic installations in Israel which received American
assistance, and this agreement is working to mutual satisfaction. Israel circles declared
this in connection with reports on differences between the two countries on the question
of international inspection of Israel's atomic installations.
The existing agreement provides a system of controls and inspection by the United
States, designed to ensure that the facilities are used exclusively for peaceful purposes.
"There is no issue between Israel and the U.S.A. regarding the continued existence of
this agreement," the sources pointed out.
Any implication that Israel is "balking at atom chcecks" is misinformed, Israelis
explained, stressing that Israel has no objection whatsoever to continued American inspec-
tion of the facilities concerned.
Moreover, Israel is not questioning the desirability of the International Atomic Energy
Agency eventually extending its inspection, by agreement, to instances covered today by
bilateral agreements.
This principle, it was noted in Washington, has, however, been opposed at
the International Atomic Energy Agency by Egypt and some other countries. There-
fore it is still highly questionable whether international safeguards would not, in prac-
tice, become purely unilateral in scope, applying to some countries but rejected by
Israeli circles also pointed out that, before any country agrees to such a system
practice, it clearly has the right to know how it will apply to her neighbors who have
atomic installations.
Moreover, it may be questioned whether the workings of the International Atomic
Energy Agency are indeed those of an objective scientific organization or are injected
with political interests.
This requires careful study, in light of some recent discussions by the agency
—such as establishing its Middle Eastern Isotopic Center in Cairo — which denies to
Israel, a member country, access to facilities set up by the agency.

Related Story Page 7

King Hussein's Anti-Zionist Mission in Our Nation's
Capital as Emissary for Nasser's Destructive Scheme

By Jewish News Special Correspondent

sein of Jordan came here for a two-day
visit as guest of President Johnson,
spouted hatred for Zionism and Israel,
rhifix went on to New York to renew his
- charges, and now, back in his kingdom
:;that might have tottered a dozen times
were it not for Israel's proximity as its
-- protector against Nas-
ser's aggressions, he can
boast that he is as
much anti-Zionist and
anti-Israel as Nasser
Hussein, until a very
short time ago the
target of Nasser's
threats, came here ap-
parently to propagate
the schemes concocted
by 13 Arab rulers in Cairo to undermine
Israel's existence. The excuse for their
actions and now for Nasser's vituperative
anti-Israel speeches here is the impend-
ing Israeli irrigation plan with water to
come from Lake Tiberias, There are
Arab charges that Israel is about to
divert the waters of the Jordan, yet
Hussein's kingdom already has diverted
from Israel's River Yarkun. Neverthe-
less, the Arabs are utilizing the Israel
water schemes for renewed attacks, and

Hussein asserted here that the Eric
Johnston proposals which were rejected
by the Arabs can not be instituted. Un-
der the Johnston plan, Israel and all her
neighbors would have benefited froin an
American-financed irrigation program,
but that would have meant recognition
of Israel by those who would share the
beneficial watering system with her, and
"fiat was not in Nasser's cards.
But Husssein didn't come with that
gripe alone. He also brought with him a
demand for more military aid from the
United States and with an implied
threat: if you don't give it to me, Uncle
Sam, I'll go to Nikita,
Nevertheless, kindly and gracious
1 ,yndon Johnson was the good host. He
joined in a statement, issued as Hussein
was about to leave our nation's capital,
reasserting "the strong desire of the
United States for friendly relations with
all Arab states, and its devotion to peace
in the area." The statement said that
the two leaders, President Johnson and
King Hussein, "declared their firm de-
termination to make every effort to in-
crease the broad understanding that al-
ready exists between Jordan and the
United States, and agreed that His Maj-
esty's visit advanced this objective."
But the visit had another objective:
the perpetuation of an established anti-

Israel method of attack on Israel—by
building up an image of a "Zionist vil-
lain." Hussein wouldn't dare attack the
Jews who are Israel's kinsmen, there-
fore his venom was directed against Zion-
ism—with a devilish attempt at mislead-
ing public opinion by appealing to Jews
to reject Zionism. It was his way of being
anti-Jewish in a divide-and-mislead method
of frightening uninformed Jews into be-
coming anti-Zionist. But his earlier threat
to the U.S.—your money or Khrushchev's
—certainly revealed his evil intentions,
and feels here are that Americans will
hot fall for such nonsense.
It took a Council for Judaism letter-
writer to the New York Times to give
assent to Hussein's philosophical distinc-
tions between Jew and Zionist, thereby
adding confusion to afflictions that are
being piled up on Israel by its enemies.
It is no wonder that the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee found it
necessary to denounce Hussein's scheme
of injecting in his speeches innuendo that
Jews outside Israel have double loyal-
ties. This committee, headed by Rabbi
Philip Bernstein, with I. L. Kenen as its
executive director ,expressed resentment
over Hussein's "abuse of hospitality of
the United States whiie here as a guest
of the President, to malign t1C>Zionist
movement, to insult the great majority of
the American Jewish community who

strongly support Israel, to misrepresent
the facts about Israel, and to distort the
objectives of U. S. policy."
It is not surprising that the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee should
have raised the question "as to the pur-
poses for which Hussein asked additional
aid" from this country.
Not so long ago, Hussein was under
threat of assassination. His kingdom long
ago would have been appropriated by the
United Arab Republic, and it is only Is-
rael's watch over the Jordanian border
that has given Hussein sovereignty and
security. Now he has the added glory: he
has proved to his Arab cohorts who seek
Israel's destruction that, unlike his
grandfather, Abdullah, who was a friend
of Israel and who was assassinated for
having aimed at a friendly pact with the
Israelis, he can spout hatred for Israel
and Zionism with as much venom as
In five weeks, June 1-2, Israel's Prime
Minister Levi Eshkol will be President
Johnson's guest at Blair House here. Then
there will be renewed assertions of friend-
ship and an aim for peace in the Middle
East. But peace still is in the distance and
frequent reverberations of problems re-
lating to military controls are in no
sense helpful to Israel. .
Continued on Page 3

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