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Nasser's 'Deadly' Plan Against
Israel Exposed; Atomic Scheme
Aided by 500 German Scientists
Eliahu Elath, Hebrew U. Prexy,
to Get WSU Honorary Degree
LONDON (JTA)—Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser is preparing, with the help of
500 German scientists and electronics experts, a "deadly" set of plans to use atomic war-
fare against Israel and, unless the Soviet Union and the United States give joint guaran-
tees against aggression to Egypt and Israel, the "new kind of arms race in the Middle East
will manace the people of the entire world," the Guardian of Manchester warned.
Wayne State University will confer an honorary doctorate
The newspaper revealed Nasser's entire atomic program in a special article from indi-
upon Eliahu Elath, president of the Hebrew University in Jeru-
cations that Nasser has already achieved a breakthrough" toward making Egypt a "minor
salem, at a special convocation on Tuesday, May 19, Dr. Clarence
Bilberry, WSU president, announced this week.
nuclear power." The information, said the newspaper, came from persons who have been
Preceding the convocation and the conferring of the degree,
connected with the work in Egypt. "They have convinced me of the authenticity of their
a dinner will be given in Dr. Elath's host
information," the Frankfurt correspondent stressed.
consisting of Judge and Mrs. Theo-:::..
Knowledge of Nasser's nuclear program has been top secret, restricted to a handful of
dore Levin and Messrs. and Mes-
German scientists and Nasser's personal advisers, the correspondent declared, but Israel
dames Leonard N. Simons, Max
has now been informed of the details of the Nasser program, while the governments of Bri-
Fisher, Charles H. Gershenson,
tain, France and the United States "are aware at least of the general outlines of the pro-
Jason L. Honigman, Lawrence J
Michelson, Alan E. Schwartz, Nate
S. Shapero, Abe Shiffman and
Nasser's nuclear program aimed at Israel consists of three main features, all designed to
annihilate Israel, the report stated. The first feature is "Operation Cleopatra," which in-
Dr. Elath, who already has two
volves production of nuclear bombs of the typ e used by the United States in its atomic at-
honorary degrees from American•
tack on Hiroshima in 1945. While the Hiroshima bomb is now considered "out of date" by
institutions of higher learning—
big power standards, it was pointed out that such a bomb is sufficient for the destruction of
Brandeis University and Hebrew:
Israel's highly concentrated centers of population.
Union College - Jewish Institute of
This project has been delayed somewhat by the inability of the German scientists, thus
Religion — was the first ambassa-
far, to make an easily transportable bomb or nuclear w a r h e a d, light enough to be fitted
dor of Israel to the United States,::
onto a rocket. But the project, according to the report, has probably not been abandoned.
having been named to the post'
immediately after Israel's recogni-,
One of Nasser's plans, discussed with his closest advisers, said the report, was to try to ob-
Lion by President Truman on May'
tain some of the Hiroshima-type A-bombs by bribing Royal Air Force officers to bring three
or four of them to Egypt stealthily. The bribes would have amounted to $8,000,000 per
Born in Russia, Elath went to Israel in his early youth, worked
in an agricultural settlement in Rehovoth and became deeply
The second feature of the Nasser program is called "Operation Ibis," and involves the
interested in the life of the Bedouin. He enrolled in the American
of small missiles with "limited radioactive fallout." These could be used as bombs
University of Beirut and upon completing his studies there con-
dropped by planes, or as warheads for rockets, or as shells fired by artillery. The German
tinued his research in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in
informants told the Guardian correspondent they believed that this type of missile has al-
subjects related to the historical background of the Arab nations.
ready been produced by the German scientists in Egypt, and is being stockpiled in Egypt.
Upon receiving his B.A. from the Hebrew University, he became
The third phase of the Nasser program, called "Operation Strontium-90," has been re-
a correspondent for Reuters News Agency in Syria and in Lebanon.
portedly given serious consideration by Nas ser for causing heavy losses among the Israelis
Specializing in Middle Eastern affairs, he pursued his studies
when small packages of Strontium-90 are dropped over Israel. The key figure in "Opera-
hi. Syria, Lebanon and what was then Transjordan—during the
tion Strontium-90" was reportedly Prof. Wolfgang v o n Piltz, a German rocket specialist.
rule of King Abdullah, before that state changed its name to
Jordan. In addition to numerous magazine articles and monographs,
Later, the report stated, some electronic experts, also Germans, were brought into his proj-
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ect, and some Egyptian scientists and nuclear experts were added.
The report said that there has been a definite break-
through by Egypt in "the field of light and easily transport-
able missiles, containing limited quantities of radioactive
materials. The exploding of such missiles would not produce
the heat or blast effects of a hydrogen bomb, but their sec-
ondary r a d i a ti on effects would cause countless deaths
With a total of $4.2 million reported raised last Friday's campaign workers' rally, held at
through radioactive fallout," the report stated.
the Fred M. Butzel Memorial Building, the Allied Jewish Campaign leaders look with hope to a suc-
From Bonn it was reported that Chancellor Erhard has
cessful conclusion of the drive at the dinner to be held next Wednesday at the Jewish Center. The
legislation to deter West German scientists from
campaign chairman, Charles H. Gershenson, expre ssed the hopes of the campaign organization that
doing military work abroad. However, the legislation has
the 1964 goal of $5,000,000 will be attained by Wednesday, thereby exceeding
not yet been presented to Parliament.
by far last year's $4,600,000 total.
Dore Schary to Address Allied Jewish
Campaign Closing Meeting on Wednesday
Dore Schary, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith, one of the nation's outstanding playwrights and producers, will
be the speaker at the victory dinner Wednesday.
Schary, whose reputation for producing hard-hitting dramas is inter-
national, has used both the film and stage as vehicles to express his profound
concern with some of the most crucial issues of our time such as anti-Semitism,
juvenile delinquency, modern-day morality and the Communist conspiracy.
Born in Newark, N.J., in 1905, Schary's writing talents brought him to
Hollywood in 1932. He believes that movies should be about real people,
living real lives and facing real problems.
In 1948, when MGM made him vice-president in charge of production,
he had his chance to test this belief in such films as "Crossfire," "Battle-
ground," "Blackboard Jungle" and "Bad Day at Black Rock," where he dared
to say something strong and significant about race relations, and what makes
one man hate another.
Schary's work on behalf of better intergroup relations has brought
Dore Schary him many awards, among them the One World Award of the American
Nobel Center for film contributions "to international peace," the Thomas Jefferson Award for "distin-
guished service to the community" in the production of such films as "The Farmer's Daughter" and
"Till the End of Time" and one of the Anti-Defamation League's first America's Democratic Legacy
awards for "distinguished contributions to the enrichment of America's democratic heritage."
(Related Story on Page 7)
Survey Shows Local Population
Drop; Set Ground-Breaking for
New Aged Home Unit, May 24
A population study made in the Jewish community by
Dr. Albert J. Mayer of Wayne State University and released
this week by the Jewish Welfare Fedration, shows a drastic
decline in the numerical strength of Detroit Jewry.
Two reasons are given for the population drop—out-
migration and a decrease in the Jewish birth rate.
Another important Federation announcement is that
ground-breaking for the new 200-bed Jewish Home for the
Aged building on Seven Mile and Sunderland has been set
for May 24.
Detailed stories on progress of campaign, Poplation study and Home for Aged ground breaking on Pages 5, 32