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April 16, 1965 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-04-16

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UN Urged to Push Tititnisian President C ails for Arab-Israeli Peace
for Policy Change Urges Return to Partition Plan of '47, wtih President Helou the Arab Prior to his Paris visit, Presi-
I plan to divert the waters of the , dent Helou visited President Nas-
on Russian Jewry Condemns Nasser for 'Daydreaming' ! Hasbani tributary as a "spite" ser of Egypt in Cairo.
measure against Israeli plans to

NEW YORK (JTA)—United Na-
tions Secretary General U Thant
was called upon here Monday to
use his good offices to persuade
the Soviet government "to soften
the rigors of their attitude to their
Jewish minority."
In a petition presented to Am-
bassador Franklin Williams. a
member of the United States dele-
gation to the United Nations, with
a request that he submit it to
Thant, the Student Struggle for
Soviet Jewry. appealed to the sec-
retary general to bring the tragic
problem to the forefront of world
public consciousness.
In London, specific proposals
for action against Soviet oppres-
sions of Jewry and plans for im-
proving t h a t situation, were
adopted at a special meeting of
British Jewry, representing vir-
tually all shades of Anglo-Jewish
opinion. It was summoned by Solo-
mon Teff, president of the Board
of Jewish Deputies.
The British Zionist Federa-
tion later adopted a resolution
deploring the policy of the So-
viet authorities. The resolution
appealed to the Soviet govern-
ment for permission for mem-
bers of separated families to re
unite with their relatives abroad.
Meanwhile, two New York state
legislators from Port Chester, N.Y.,
introduced in the state legislature
a joint resolution, denouncing So-
viet bias against Russian Jews. The
measure was presented in fulfil-
ment of pledges made at a mass
rally last Sunday, attended by 1,-
000 persons, including spokesmen
for the Jewish, Catholic and Pro-
testant faiths.
State Sen. Max Berldng, a Dem-
ocrat, and Assemblyman Anthony
Gioffre, a Republican, said their
resolution also calls on President
Johnson and the Congress to take
action against such Soviet prac-
tices as closing of synagogues, Jew-
ish schools and cemeteries in the
Soviet Union.
At the rally, Rep. Ogden Reid, a
Republican, also denounced per-
secution of Russian Jews as "a
shocking violation of the United
Nations charter" and said he
would introduce in the House of
Representatives a "sense of Con-
gress" resolution calling on the
Soviet government to permit the
free exercise of religion and the
pursuit of culture by Jews and all
others within its borders."
In Washington, six university
students and a rabbi were turned
away in an attempt to present
a petition to the Soviet embassy.
An official told them there was
no problem and :- ejected the pe-
tition because he "considered the
petition to be offensive."
The petition had been signed by
1,400 students and faculty mem-
bers at George Washington Uni-
versity, ask i n g that Jews be
allowed freedom to practice their
religion.

Menuhin's Father Writes
Book Attacking Zionism

In "The Decadence of Judaism
in Our Time", Moshe Menuhin,
father of famed violinist Yehudi
Menuhin. castigates the moral vali-
dity of the ionist movement. The
book will be published April 30
by Exposition Press.
The book is divided into two
parts: Palestine. the Jews and the
Arabs; and the case of the Jews
and Judaisin Versus "Jewish" Poli-
tical Nationalism. Much of the work
is devoted to the growth of "Jew-
ish" nationalism after the Balfour
Declaration of 1917.
Moshe Menuhin emphasizes that
his views and statements are solely
his own and in no way represent
the opinions of his violinist son.

PARIS (JTA)—President Habib Bourguiba, of Tunisia,
called Monday for the creation of a "climate of peace and co-
existence between Israel and the Arab states."
In separate interviews over
the French radio and in two refugees would be able to return
of the most influential daily to their homes."
Asserting that "naturally, the
newspapers here-----Le Monde
and Le Figaro — the Tunisian Israelis would not agree to this "
Tunisian president said that
leader reiterated, strengthen- the
"at least it would place the Arabs
ed and enlarged upon his call in a better position," adding that
for Arab-Israeli rapproche- he con
continued repetition by the
ment, which he first issued in t Arabs e of the charge that the ex
Jordanian Jerusalem a month istenc e of the state of Israel was
ago.
an injustice, "even if this is true,

In all three statements, he urged
a return to the United Nations
Palestine Partition plan of 1947.
In the interview in Le Figaro, he
added: "It is equally necessary
to recognize the United Nations
decision creating the State of
Israel," declaring:
"It is to everybody's interest to
respect the legality of the United
Nations. For the Arab refugees,
it would mean a possibility to re-
cuperate part of the lands from
which they have been chased. Even
more important, this would estab-
lish a climate of peace and co-
existence."
Summarizing his past statements
on the subject of an Arab-Israeli
detente, which have raised many
protests in the Arab press, Presi-
dent Bourguiba said: "What I
have suggested is mutual conces-
sions and satisfactions. Other
Arab heads of state agree with
what I have said, but they excite
public opinion and thus create a
difficult situation for themselves."
He was critical of President
Nasser of Egypt, charging the
latter with "lack of realism and
a wish to create a sham unity of
Arab League, with a common
capital and under the leadership
of a single man. Due to such
daydreaming," he said, "Egypt
has met with difficulties in the
past."
In the interview in Le Monde,
Bourguiba declared that "reason
must prevail over sentiments and
hatred" in the search for a solu-
tion to "the Palestine problem."
"As far as Palestine is con-
cerned," the Arabs "must be real-
ists and overstep the phase of re-
criminations. We must take into
consideration c h a n g e d periods,
have a humane sense and not let
sentiments and hatred supplant
reason.
Commenting on the Arab reac-
tion to his recent statements on
Israel, Bourguiba declared: "Many
people have understood me. Some
Arab refugees from Palestine have
applauded my stand. It happens,
however, that Nasser was in the
midst of an electoral campaign
when I made my statements. The
other Arab states did not dare tell
him 'no.' "
Asserting that time favored his
views on the question, President
Bourguiba said that he believed
that the Arab policies which have
been failing for 17 years cannot
succeed now. He said that on re-
sult of his voicing new views on
the subject was that the Arabs
would be compelled to ponder his
statements.
He put forward as one possible
course of action the application
of the boundaries for Israel
recommended by the United Na-
tions in 1947. If these bound-
aries were imposed, he declared,
"Israel would thus have to give
up territories which they have
occupied across this border—
namely, the regions of Jaffa,
Acre and Nazareth, and the

is of little help."
Stressing that, in voicing these
views on the Arab-Israel dispute,
"all I did was say aloud what
many think quietly," Bourguiba
said that many. Arab regimes are
not stable enough and fear Nas-
ser's enmity.

Syrian, Lebanese Aides
Bring Problems to France

PARIS (JTA)—Top officials of
the Syrian and Lebanese govern-
ments were scheduled to visit
France for talks which reportedly
would touch on Arab plans to bar
Jordan River waters to Israel,
Dr. Hassan Mrewed, Syrian for-
eign minister, who has just corn-
pleted a visit to Communist China,
was to arrive in Paris this week.
Lebanese President Charles fielou
will come May 5 for an eight-day
official state visit. The Syrian
official was expected to argue the
Arab "right" to use the sources of
the Jordan River "as they see
fit."
France was expected to raise 1

implement the Eric Johnson Jor-
dan River water resource plan. It
was reported that ooth President
de Gaulle and Foreign Minister
Maurice Couve de Murville would
warn Lebanon against changing
the water status quo.

First Columbia U. Grad
Isaac Abrahams, an 18th Century
American physician, became the
first JeWish graduate of Columbia
University and the only one before
the American revolution when he
received his A.B. degree in 1774.

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