Anti-Semitism Is Cited as Reason
on Food Aid to Egypt for Defection by Polish-Jewish Officer
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A re-
striction limiting the Presidential
authority to approve sales of
American food surpluses to Egypt
was adopted May 15 by the For-
eign Affairs Committee of the
House of Representatives.
In reporting out the 1965-66 For-
eign Aid Bill. the committee re-
tained the earlier prohibition un-
der which no sales of surpluses
can be made to Egypt "unless the
President determines that such
sale is essential to the national in-
terest of the United States." But
the committee added a further re-
striction, should the President
make such a determination.
Even in such a case, "no such
sale shall be based on the re-
quirements of the United Arab
Republic for more than one fis-
cal year," the committee ruled.
Until now Egypt has received
American food surpluses under
a three-year agreement which is
expiring this year.
The bill, as approved by the
House committee, further stated
that "the President shalt keep the
Foreign Relations Committee and
the Appropriation Committee of
the Senate, and the speaker of the
House of Representatives, fully
and currently informed with re-
spect to sales made to the United
(Apparently fearing the possi-
bility of restrictions on further
U. S. aid to Egypt, President Nas-
ser has written a personal letter
to President Johnson, dealing with
this issue, according to press dis-
patches from Cairo. Egypt's For-
eign Minister Mahmoud Riad hand-
ed the letter in Cairo to U. S. Am-
bassador Lucius D. Battle.)
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Ask Congress Reject
Arab Boycott Action
WASHINGTON (JTA) — High
officials of the State Department
and Department of Commerce
told Congress that they oppose a
measure that would hamper the
Arab boycott, because such a
move would be harmful to the
best interests of the Unite States.
These attitudes were voiced in
testimony before the sub commit-
tee on international trade of The
House Committee on Banking and
Currency by Undersecretary of
State George Ball and Robert E.
Gilles, general counsel of the
They requested the subcommit-
tee to reject a proposed amend
ment to the Export Control Act
which, they said, could "back-
fire" against U.S. interests and
would be "unwise." Rep. Thomas
L. Ashley, Ohio Democrat and
chairman of the committee, agreed
with the administration officials.
Jewish Youth Hurt
in Attack by Hooligans
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
TORONTO — A Jewish boy was
hospitalized, several other Jewish
youths were treated at a hospital
and released, and two non-Jewish
youths were arrested here Monday
after a group of hooligans attacked
the Beth Sholom youth orgnaiza-
tion, which was engaged in a base-
ball game on Toronto Island.
The Beth Sholom youths were
engaged in their game when they
were attacked by a gang wielding
chains and using water hose. The
Jewish boys fought back. Howard
Hoffman, 17, of the Beth Sholom
group, was hospitalized. Police ar-
rested two of the attackers, one of
whom is 17 years old, the other 15.
Although a new anti-Semitic
group called the Canadian Nazi
Party was formed in this city re-
cently, and Nazi leaflets have been
distributed widely, both police and
the Jewish youths agreed that the
attackers were only hooligans and
were not motivated by anti-Semi-
tism. Toronto newspapers featur-
ing the occurrence demanded more
police protection for youths using
the playing fields on Toronto
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
the Jewish chief of Poland's mili-
tary mission in West Berlin, told
American authorities here Monday
that he had sought asylum princi-
pally because of "growing anti-
Semitism in Poland," according to
informed sources here.
A U.S. Air Force plane brought
the Polish official to West Ger-
many, and U.S. officials said his
request for asylum was under con-
sideration. The defection was the
first by a high-ranking Communist
diplomat in West Berlin in years.
He had the rank of minister,
equivalent to that of a major gen-
eral, and he was the senior foreign
diplomat in West Berlin.
Prior to his West Berlin assign-
ment, Tykocinski had been minis-
ter in the Polish embassy in Rome
and before that a member of the
International Armistice Commis-
sion in Korea. His wife did not
choose to go with him, and a 17-
month-old child remained with the
mother, a U.S. spokesman said.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
10—Friday, May 21, 1965
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Eire Jewish Community
to Plant Valera Forest
DUBLIN (JTA)—Plans were an-
nounced here for the establishment
of a forest of 10,000 trees in Israel
by the Jewish community of Ire-
land in tribute to President
Eamonn de Valera.
To be known as the Eamonn de
Valera Forest at Kfar Hanna near
Nazareth, the project is the latest
in a series of similar forests named
to honor the late President John
F. Kennedy, Jan Christian Smuts
and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Dr. Max Bodenheimer
Memorialized in Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The first
saplings of a 10,000-tree forest in
memory of Dr. Max Bodenheimer,
president of the Jewish National
Fund from 1907 to 1914 were
planted here Monday in cere-
monies marking the 100th anni-
versary of Bodenheimer's birth.
Dr. Bodenheimer's daughter and
other members of his family at-
tended the -ceremony which was
presided over by Yaacov Tsur,
world chairman of the JNF.
Israeli in 'Trunk Case'
on Trial in Jerusalem
Louk, the Israeli who was released
last November by Italian customs
officials at a Rome airport from
a trunk which Egyptian diplomats
were attempting to ship to Cairo,
went on trial in District Court here
on charges of crossing illegally
into Egypt and handing over
secrets to Israel's enemy.
Following the prosecution state-
ment, the courtroom was cleared
and the hearing of witnesses be-
gun. The trial is expected to last
to the end of next week.
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ALIYAH . . . .
Great Opportunities for
Pioneering in Israel
will be outlined to Detroit Jewry by the head of the Aliyah Department of
the Jewish Agency for Israel and the first Mayor of Jerusalem,
S. Z. SHRAGAI
noted author . . . orator . • . spokesman for Jewry . .
at a public meeting in Nusbaum Hall of
Congregation Beth Abraham
West Seven Mile Road and Greenlawn
WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 8:30 P.M.
All Detroit Jews are invited to hear the exciting story of Jewish resettle-
ment, the influx of new immigrants and the opportunities for technicians
in this country who wish to aid in Israel's upbuilding.
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Rally for Mr. Shragai called under joint sponsorship of Zionist Council of Detroit and
Midwestern Section of Jewish Agency for Israel.