Israel Pipeline Network Now in Operation;
Water Flowing From Lake Tiberias to Negev
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
work for several days in the first
JERUSALEM-The government test of the huge irrigation system.
The statement said that testing
announced Tuesday. night plat wa-
ter has been floWing from Lake of the system of pumps, canals,
Tiberias to the Negev through the siphons and conduits would con-
national water carrier pipe net- tinue for several weeks and that if
Lavon Is invited to lieturn
to Ma pars Leadership: Foes
Delay Fight Before EshkolTrip
no major repairs, alterations or
additions were needed, full opera-
tions would .start in the summer.
The first flow fed into an open
canal to test the canal bed along
the lake hillsides. The Mekorot
Company which is in charge of op-
erating the project said it was test-
ing pressures of pumps and pipes
and canals along the 70-mile car-
rier from the lake to the central
distribution station near Petah Tik-
vah. The initial testing demonstra-
strated orderly functioning of the
huge pumps and pipes to that
point, the company said.
It was reported that between 30,-
000,000 and 40,000,000 gallons
would be drawn from Lake Ti-
berias annually at first. That diver-
sion would be increased to 75,000,-
000 gallons a year by the end of
the decade. Initially, the area un-
der cultivation will not be extend- Syria and Lebanon have been draw-
ed because about two thirds of the ing water from the Jordan River
accuring water will be used to re- upstream.
charge or replace the wells on the
Mediterranean coast where sea-
water has infiltrated the water
sources. The rest of the water
initially will go to existing settle-
ments where water is in short sup-
Israel has assured the United
States that the withdrawals will
not exceed Israel's share under
the regional plan developed by
the late Eric Johnston as a spe-
cial emissary of the then President
Eisenhower. Israel has carried out
its part of the plan independently
because of Arab refusal to coop-
erate. Jordan has been drawing
water from the system downstream
through the Yarmuk tributary and
letter. that Eshkol was not em-
powered to reverse the 1961 Ma-
pai decision to oust Lavon, the
party leadership met here for
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nearly five hours Sunday night,
arguing the matter. Ben-Gurion was
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not present, but strong factions
inside Mapai argued for his point
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In a letter to Sunday night's
meeting, Ben-Gurion explained he
was not attending the session be- Eliahu Elath to Get
cause he regards the entire matter
as "a comedy." He charged that
the issue has been revived by the
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Israeli newspapers and radio, and he is author of liaBedouim, Haye-
insisted that the Mapai Secretariat ihem u-Minhageiem" (1933)—a
cannot discuss a matter that had study of the life and customs of
already been settled by the entire the Bedouin—and `Ukhrsei Ever
ha-Yarden" (1934), the Transjor-
They proposed that Eshkol be dan historical background.
permitted to make a statement on
Dr. Elath directed projects con-
the issue. Yosef Almogi, minister ducted by the Israel Federation
of housing, walked out of the meet- of Labor—Histadrut—in Afro-.
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ing in protest against that propo- Asian countries. He held a Rock-
sal. Eshkol then made his state- efeller Foundation scholarship at
ment, declaring that he had taken Beriut.
the action for the rehabilitation
Upon completing his assignment
of Lavon after consulting with in Washington, as Israel's ambassa-
Member Detroit Kosher
many Mapai members, but contend- dor, he was named ambassador of
Meat Dealers Association
ing that the action was his own Israel to the Court of St. James.
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Israeli mural in the Jordanian Mapai decisions.
pavillion at the World's Fair is
still in place. despite protests and
in the face of statement by Mayor
Robert F. Warner last week that
he had requested the removal of
the offensive painting. A spokes-
man for the World's Fair said that
no _action for the removal of the
mural had been taken.
An official of the World's Fair
Corporation denied this week that
the Fair had approved the removal
of an anti-Israel mural from the
Charles Poletti, Fair vice-presi-
dent in charge of the international
section, said the mural would stay.
He said that no request for such
action had been received at the
Fair. Officials of the Jordan Pavi-
lion also said that the mural would
remain until orders to the contrary
were received and that they would
rather navillion than re-
move the mural. They also denied
they had been asked to remove it.
The Mayor brushed off wtih a
"no comment" questions at City
Hall but it was reported he was
working behind the scenes to get
the mural removed.
Protests against the anti-Jewish
aspects of the Jordan pavilion at
the World's Fair mounted this
Max Bressler. president of the
Jewish National Fund of America.
charged that the president of the
World's Fair. Robert Morris, is un-
fair to the fundamental concept of
the position the theme of which
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the mural was intended to arouse .
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Meanwhile, representatives of
the Arab League and a group call-
ing itself the "Arab Palestine Dele
gation" wired Mayor Wagner, ac-
cusing him of being "pro-Zionist."
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TEL AVIV (JTA)—The new dis-
pute in the years-old Lavon Affair
—involving this time, a disagree-
ment between Prime Minister Levi
Eshkol and former Premier David
Ben-Gurion—remained in suspen-
sion. The leadership of the domi-
nant Mapai party agreed to post-
pone a further possible fight on
the matter. to show the world that
Eshkol has the united backing of
his party on the eve of his sched-
uled visit to the United States at
the invitation of President John-
The affair had flared up again
last weekend after Eshkol, con-
signing the Lavon dispute to past
history, invited Pinhas Lavon, for-
mer defense minister and former
secretary-general of Histadrut. the
Israel Federation of Labor, to re-
turn to the Mapai councils.
. With Ben-Gurion insisting, by
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