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July 16, 1965 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-07-16

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Gamal Abdel Nasser Predicts War in 5 Years;
Bourguiba Calls Peace Effort Failure;
German Missile Experts Leave UAR

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Presi- Bourguiba proposals. "I put the
dent Nasser of Egypt said Sunday, matter very frankly to Nasser,"
in a taped television interview the Observer quoted the Tunisian
broadcast by CBS, that Egypt con- President as saying. "I said that,
tinues to renounce the possibility if we could invoke all the United
of a peaceful settlement with Is- Nations resolutions—those dealing
rael, will never accept the exist- with partition as well as with the
ence of Israel, and "the only solu- return of the refugees—this would
tion is force." He said that a be a compromise solution which
reckoning with Israel might come would open the way to a peace
in five years, but noted that the settlement or, at least, to a less
Moslems waited 70 years during explosive situation than we have
the Crusade to expel the Christians now. I added that we had neither
from Palestine.
the strength nor the will to fight."
Asked by the CBS interviewers
"Nasser replied he had said the
about his advocacy of peaceful same thing at the Bandung Con-
settlement of world problems and ference of 1955, and the Afro-Asian
the contradiction between those countries welcomed his statement.
sentiments and his attitude toward What separates us, then? Is it that
Israel, he said that Israel could which separates an honest man
be likened only to aggressors who from one who conceals his views?"
invaded and occupied the state of Bourguiba asked.
California. He declared the mak- Egypt Loses All Major
ing of peace requires the existence German Missile Experts;
of two reasonable sides, but can- Seeks To Replace Them
not be made with aggressors who
MUNICH (JTA) — No German
continue to occupy territory.
scientist now holds a senior posi-
The Egyptian leader explained tion in the missile development
that deferment of action against
being conducted in
Israel's Jordan River water pro- program
by Dr.
ject was due to the fact that Syria Alfred Seidel, confirmed
attorney for the
was militarily unable to defend leader of the German teams of
itself. He disclosed he had advised scientists and technicians working
Syria to postpone such action until for Nasser since 1960.
military preparations were com-
Dr. Seidel confirmed earlier re-
pleted. He rejected the possibility
of a negotiated settlement with ports that the top German sci-
Israel, claiming Israel had failed entist among those who had
to respect United Nations deci- worked for Nasser, Prof. Wolf-
sions, and saying the existence of gang Pilz, had refused to renew
Israel constituted nothing more his contract, had left Egypt, and
is now living "somewhere in Ger-
than "a plot of aggression."
many." It was ascertained that
It was disclosed by Nasser in the Dr. Pilz, the last of the senior
course of the interview that the scientists employed by Nasser,
United States is considering a new left Cairo secretly more than a
aid agreement with Egypt, but month ago, and that other German
that no final action has been taken. rocket experts still in Egypt would
He justified Egyptian ties with the come home soon.
- Soviet bloc, and claimed there was
Cairo reports reaching here,
no interference from that source.
Assailing President Habib Bour- however, showed that Nasser is
guiba of Tunisia, Nasser said it still trying to recruit other Ger-
was Bourguiba's intention to at- mans to replace the teams organ-
tack Egypt in order "to get more
aid from the United States."
Bourguiba Considers His
Call For Arab-Israel
Talks a Failure; Drops It
LONDON (JTA)—Habib Bour-
NEW YORK (JTA)—A leading
guiba, president of Tunisia, has Jesuit organ has condemned a
dropped his campaign for a ne- textbook containing the anti- Se-
gotiated settlement of the "Pales- mitic ritual murder libel and has
tine problem." In an interview he indicated that the book has been
gave in Tunis to a correspondent withdrawn following disclosure by
of the Observer here, he said: "My the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
compromise p 1 a n has failed; that it was being used in Spanish
neither the Arabs nor Israel want schools.
anything to do with it." .
The JTA revealed that the book,
"I don't intend to take leader- published under a bishop's impri-
ship of a movement to press for matur, had been distributed to
a settlement" of the Arab-Israeli Spanish schools by the Ministry of
issues, he told The Observer. He Education. Following appearance
said he has "neither the inclina- of the JTA news report in this
tion nor the means" for such a country, several readers of Ameri-
drive. "The problem must be left ca, the Jesuit weekly, made in-
to time."
quiries of that publication. The
Bourguiba said, however, he Anti-Defamation League of Bnai
remained convinced that his ad- Brith and the JTA provided fur-
vice regarding Arab-Israeli peace ther information to Rev. Robert
proposals "will one day be ac- A. Graham, associate editor of
cepted." He stated that, in his America.
view, the Arab-Israeli proposals
An editorial in the current issue
he started voicing several months of America describes the contents
ago, "have already had an impact of the chapter on Jews in this text-
on the younger Arab generation.
book and comments: "Pedagogi-
According to Bourguiba, Egypt's cally using this book is a frightful
President Gamal Abdel Nasser wrong to commit against impres-
had approved his views on this sionable young minds; socially it
subject when they met privately in is a hateful encouragement to
Cairo before announcement of the popular passion; theologically, it
is an egregious abuse of Sacred
Scripture under the guise of
Christian piety.
"This preconciliar scandal, it
can be hoped, is now withdrawn
from circulation," the editorial
added. "Yet the very persistence
of such printed provocations, in
any corner of the Christian world,
points up the need for the Vati-
can Council to provide authorita-
tive and constructive guidelines.
This is the main concern of the
draft declaration on the Jews
which in a few months will go


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Friday, July 16, 1965-9

Energy Commission, declared
in a copyrighted article in the
weekly news magazine, U.S.
News & World Report.
According to Dr. Seaborg, the
countries with present A-bomb

capability are Japan, India, West
Germany, Sweden, Italy, Canada
and Israel. Countries that could
produce "the" bomb over a longer
period, he said, are Brazil, Switzer-
land, Spain, Yugoslavia and Egypt.

ized by Pilz. The latter is a rocket-
design and propulsion expert who
had helped Hitler develop the V-I
rocket which terrorized Britain
during the closing months of World
War II. Later he worked for the
French, helping to develop rock-
ets. In Egypt, he was credited with
having developed at least three
types of rockets, all aimed at ulti-
mate aggressive war against Is-
State Dept. Official Rebukes
Nasser's Anti-Israel War Talk

menting on a statement by Presi-
dent Nasser of Egypt that the
Israel-Arab dispute could be re-
solved only by war, a State De-
partment spokesman Tuesday voic-
ed opposition to the use of force
in the Middle East.
State Department spokesman
Robert McCloskey said: "We re-
main committed to the defense of
the independence and territorial
integrity of all Near Eastern
states." His comments were elicit-
ed by questions based on a tele-
vision interview with Nasser, tele-
cast here Sunday.
Mr. McCloskey was also queried
about Nasser's assertion that new
American aid was being discussed.
He said the State Department was
aware of Nasser's interest, but.
had not yet received a formal re-
quest for new assistance. However,
there have been "informal" con-
tacts on initiation of a new pro-

Israel is among a number of
nations around the world cap-
able of producing an atomic
bomb, Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg,
chairman of the U.S. Atomic



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