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To Compensate Victims

Reasons for Arabs Choking on Water Revealed in UN Report

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—"The
salient aspect of the economy of
Israel is that water, not land, is
the limiting factor in the country's
development." This statement, ap-
pearing in an official United Na-
tions report, just published by the
Economic and Social Council, fo-
cuses attention on the reasons why
water desalination researches and
other projects for development of
water resources play a strategic
role in Israel's planning for the
future.
The statement explains why the
Arab states have concentrated so
much energy on efforts to disrupt,
delay and, if possible, to frustrate
Israel's water programs. Here, at
the United Nations, the Arabs are,
if anything, even more concerned
with Israel's water problems than
with the Arab refugee problem.
The latter issue often gets more
open attention — and will be the
subject of much more intense fire
at the next General Assembly,
where a decision will have to be
made about the future of the UN
Relief and Works Agency for Pales-
tine Refugees, since UNRWA's cur-
rent mandate expires automatically
by the end of June, 1965. But, be-
hind the scenes, it is Israel's water
that is choking the hostile Arabs.
They know, as well as Israel does,
the gravity of Israel's water situa-
tion. Now the United Nations has
officially underscored that Israeli
problem with this statement.
* * *
This latest U.N. report is de-
voted to the problems of water de-
salination in all of what are called
here "the developing" countries
(that's a semantic gimmick, so as
not to offend countries that are
underdeveloped). Israel was only
one of the areas studied. But the
section on Israel does bring up to
date the best neutral, expert think-
ing on the subject, as far as the
Jewish State is concerned.
Reading this report—much of
which is highly technical—one un-
derstands the acuteness of a prob-
lem which has caused Israel to
earmark between $300,000,000 and
$400,000,000 for development of
water resources in the next 10
years. Already, Israel has spent at
least $100,000,000 on its project
for drawing Jordan River waters,
through Lake Tiberias, down to
the parched lands of the Negev
Desert. In a period of between 10
and 15 yars, development of Is-
rael's water resources will have
cost a total of at least a half-bil-
lion dollars.
Israel's water consumption, and
its needs for water, continue .ris-
ing year by year, posing the threat
that, soon, there will simply be no
more fresh water reserves left in
Israel. The only way in which Isra-
el could get more fresh water is
through desalination of sea water
or of brackish water. Let's look
carefully at this paragraph in the
UN report:
"Because of the growth of the

population, coupled with the in-
crease in per capita consump-
tion and the rapid development
of agriculture and industry, the
use of water in Israel has al-
ready reached 1,235,500,000
cubic meters per year, which
amounts to approximately two-
thirds of the total proved
amount Of water which can be
extracted annually without en-
dangering the hydrological equi-
librium. If the demand for water
continues to grow at the present
rate, it can be assumed that all
resources of utilizable water will
be fully developed in the course
of the next 10 years."
That term — "hydrological equi-
librium" — is easily understood
even by a layman reading the re-
port. It means that, if there is an
excessive use of water from a cer-
tain source, the water becomes sa-
line because sea water enters the
underground streams to replace
the fresh water overdrawn by
over-pumping. This has already
happened in certain coastal areas,
particularly north of Haifa, and in
the central part of Israel, where
water has to be brought from
sources relatively salt-free to be
mixed with the water acquiring
too high salinity.

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LONDON (JTA) — British vic-
tims of Nazi persecution who suf-
fered in concentration camps were
invited by the foreign office to reg-
ister for compensation from West
German funds.
West Germany agreed to pay
1,000,000 pounds sterling ($2,800,-
000) in compensation to such vic-
tims, it was announced in Parlia-
ment last month. It was believed
that claims for such compensation
here would not exceed 1,000.

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caught in the world, weighing 88
pounds, was taken at Grand Haven
in 1864.

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
9
Friday, July 31, 1964

When all these factors are
added, it may be seen with greater
clarity why the Arab states are so
enraged. They may talk about
many things — but there is one
word that sums up many of their
motivations. "Water" is the word.
But it is the word for Israel as
well. The Arab arguments, no mat-
ter how they try to camouflage,
are "all wet." Israel will not let
development be limited by a thirst
for water. The Arabs — both in
their capitals and in the UN cor-
ridors—know that as a fact. The
UN report on desalination did not
add to the Arabs' comfort.

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Israel Would Help
Russia Solve Jewish
Issue, Mrs. Meir Says

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel's For-
eign Minister Golda Meir declared
that "Israel would be happy to
help Russia solve its Jewish prob-
lem." Speaking at the closing ses-
sion of the eighth annual Ichud
Olami convention, Mrs. Meir said
it was "the miracle of the age"
that Soviet Jews had managed to
retain their Jewish identity at all.
A resolution calling on Russia
to allow its Jewish citizens the free-
dom of their own culture and per-
mit the reunion of families was
unanimously passed by the dele-
gates. Another resolution stressed
immigration to Israel as the per-
sonal duty of every labor Zionist.
Ichud Olami will begin at the end
of this year to organize special
groups for immigration, it was an-
nounced.

Israel is shown, in the report,
to be working on the problem in
various ways. Desalination projects
are being implemented, others are
being constructed, still others are
being planned. The concluding
paragraphs in the Israel section of
the U.N. re-port is read here—by
Arabs as well as by Israelis and
by friends of Israel—as very sig-
nificant. Here we note:
"In a public statement made
at the beginning of 1963 by the
Deputy Defense Minister of Is-
rael, it was announced that the
Government contemplates build-
ing a large nuclear power sta-
tion in the Negev. Much of the
power generated at this plant is
earmarked for water desalina-
tion."
That development recalled here
immediately the statement made
by President Johnson last winter
when he a n n o unced that the
United States and Israel would co-
operate toward the use of nuclear
energy as an aid toward researches
on water desalination. The Un is
involved in that project, too, since
one of the cooperative groups in
that venture will be the Interna-
tional Atomic Energy Agency, an
official arm of the UN.

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