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April 24, 1964 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-04-24

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Hussein on Anti-Zionist Mission in U.S.

(Continued from Page 1)
Thus, the U. S. aim for inter-
national control over atomic re-
search is creating a new problem
for Israel. The Israelis approve of
such international inspections in
principle. but they object to im-
mediate implementation because
of a fear of favoritism for the
Arabs. The reason for it is ob-
vious. Israel is not represented on
the board of the International
Atomic Energy Agency. The Middle
: Eastern seat on this agency has
gone to an Arab nation, and under
conditions of such lack of repre-
sentation there is always an in-
evitable prejudice against Israel.
Thus, the dangers to Israel con-
tinue, and every Israeli attempt to
counter the threats to the coun-
try's existence either is misin-
terpreted as an Israel aggressive
Move or it is charged against Israel
under claims of non-cooperation,
without regard to the overwhelming
flow of military supplies to the
Arabs from Communist sources.
These are the conditions that
have made the Hussein visit here
so damaging to the peace of the
Middle East.
A question that deserves seri-
ous international consideration is
whether Hussein, now a bosom pal
of Nasser. approves of the latter's
invasion of Yemen and the con-
tinuing stream of his troops into
that country. Nasser had promised
the United States that he would
withdraw his troops from Yemen,
yet his forces there continue to
grow.
In a letter from London, under
date of April 10, to the New York
Times, Ahmed Al-Shamy, foreign
minister of the Royal Yemen Gov-
ernment, charged Egypt and her
dictator with having imposed suf-
ferings on the Yemeni people.A1-
Shamy's statement makes these ac-
cusations:
It is now eighteen months since an

have fled to Israel. Yemen now is
being rewarded for cruelty, and the
Yemenis' own sufferings are a
warning against the system they
themselves sought to perpetuate.
*
*

Warnings Against Nasser's
Threats Made in Senate

As an indication that Hussein's
speeches were seen in their true
light, as outbursts heard for home
consumption, many members of
both Houses of Congress delivered
strong protests against the threats
to Israel's existence and in con-
demnation of Nasser's aggressive
tactics.
Senator Ernest Gruening of Alas-
ka was especially outspoken in his
address in the Senate on Monday
when he demanded action by our
government to avert a crisis that
might lead to Israel's destruction.
He stated bluntly that we will share
in guilt if Israel is harmed by the
Arabs and he warned that if Nas-
ser is armed continually Israel
could be destroyed in a matter of
hours. Then, he said, all that could
be expectetd is a mere protest.
At the National Foreign Policy
Conference for Editors and Broad-
casters sponsored by the State De
partment on Monday and Tuesday,
the Israel-Arab issue was injected
in the discussions. A State Depart-
ment spokesman asserted that the
Communists are trying to exploit
and make the most of regional
battles, the Israel-Arab conflict
among them.
Every aspect of the issue was
discussed and it was apparent that
State Department spokesmen
handled the problems—including
the Israel water situation vis-a-vis
the Arabs — with great caution.
It was among the participating
newsmen that the real issue
emerged—the manner in which bit-
terness was expressed over the
refugee problem, the way of a
famous foreign news analyst ex-
Egyptian army invaded the Yemen, on
the pretext of aiding a revolution which pressing himself about the effect
Egyptian agents were instrumental in
of "the Jewish vote" and his
provoking. There has been prolonged quoting the Arab charge that
and bitter fighting between the Yemeni
tribesmen. armed with rifles and dag- "Davits is an Israeli senator . . ."
gers, and Egyptian troops supported by
It became evident at that
tanks, artillery and aircraft.
State Department session that
Thousands of people have been killed
or injured by the bombing of defense-
the plan proposed by Dr. Joseph
less villages, and tens of thousands
Johnson "might have another
rendered homeless, while the economy
of the country has been dislocated by
try — but quietly — because
war. But the only result of this aggres-
it was opposed by both Arabs
sion and of the Egyptian occupation
has been to unite the Yemeni in a
and Israel." "We thought John-
Common hatred of the invader.
son
was very good," was a noted
There is ample evidence that the
State Department comment.
OVerwhelming majority whatever their
previous political views, now have only
Noteworthy about the confer-
one aim: the expulsion of the Egyptian
army. Until this is achieved we are ence was its "incurable optimism"
prepared to continue fighting indef-
that freedom will win.
initely.
Faith was expressed in the "in-
Under the "disengagement" agree-
ment entered into by Egypt and Saudi creasing emergence of democratic
Arabia, President Nasser undertook to
withdraw his army by stages. He has society among underdeveloped na-
not done so and there has been no tions."
Substantial reduction in the original
During the period of 1961-63, it
force of over 30,000 men, while recently
reinforcements have been arriving.
was emphasized by one authority,
The presence of the force and its "we have passed the Gettysburg'
hostile action are a flagrant violation
of the Charter of the United Nations, of the cold war. The tide of his-
inasmuch as they threaten the inde- tory is with us. It is within the
pendence of a sovereign nation and
deny its right to self-determination. capacity of this generation to
But all appeals to the United Nations
have proved in vain, and its observers emerge victorious in the cold
in the Yemen have not deigned even war."
to accept our repeated invitations to
* • *
visit Royalist territory, which now ex-
tends to three-quarters of the whole Becker Amendment Draws
country, and ascertain the truth for Second Largest Flow of
themselves.
this situation I would like to ap- Mail from Michigan Voters
peal to the American public to see that
A matter of extreme interest
justice is done to my country. All we
ask is to be left in peace to settle in Washington at present is the
our affairs by ourselves.
pressure in support of the Becker
Once the Egyptians have withdrawn Amendment which would permit
me shall have no difficulty in reaching
agreement, since the new Constitution Bible reading and religious in-
which is shortly to be promulgated by structions in public schools, con-
the Imam has been accepted in ad-
vance by all the responsible leaders, travening the Supreme Court rul-
and republican opposition, for all prac- ings.
tical purposes, is reduced to the hand-
The flow of public expressions
ful who have identified their interest
With that of the Egyptians and who in the mail received by Senator
will doubtless leave with them.
Philip A. Hart of Michigan shows
America has a special interest in
this matter. President Nasser would that the civil rights measure ranks
not be able to maintain his army first, with the Becker Amendment
and air force in the Yemen, and to
perpetrate the deeds which are causing usually second and having reached
untold suffering in my country. but third rating only this week.
for the financial aid he is receiving
The mail on this Amendment
from the United States. I cannot be-
lieve that the great and generous so far is almost unanimous in its
American people, if they knew the
facts, would approve of their money support. It is clear that those who
being spent in this way.
oppose it are negligent in expres-
If this is what Nasser can do to sing their views.
his own kinsmen, think of what
he would do to Israel if the Is- Immigration Bill Given
raelis were unable to defend them- Priority Status by LBJ
selves!
At the reception given by Presi-
The Yemenis have been brutal in dent Johnson to the 700 editors
their way to that country's former and broadcasters (including The
Jewish residents, nearly all of whom Jewish News representatives) who

attended the State Department's the under-developed nations. He
Foreign Policy Conference, an ap- emphasized strongly the impor-
peal was made by the President tance of foreign aid.
for all-out efforts in the fight on
President Johnson said that the
poverty.
bill to liberalize existing immigra-
The President spoke of "the tion laws has top priority in his
wonders of communication" in urg- program together with foreign aid
ing those who guide public opin- and the civil rights measures.
ion through the press to aid in
raising the standards of living of

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