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April 29, 1966 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-04-29

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Board of Commerce Stands Up to Boycott

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Council to urge the people of Detroit,
its businesses and industrial enterprises
to ignore the Arab League boycott and
does further petition the Detroit
Chamber of Commerce to advise its
members that to succumb to the eco-
nomic pressures of the Arab League
is contrary to the spirit of Detroit and
the code of ethics of all America, and
further respectfully petitions the
United States House of Representatives
and the United States Senate to enter
into appropriate legislation or action
to advise the Arab League that such
action is not in accord with the his-
torical position of the government of
the United States toward fair and open
WHEREAS, in pursuance of their
restrictive trade practices and boycotts
imposed upon the State of Israel the
Arab States make the importatibn into
their countries of goods of American
manufacture, dependent on written
statements to be made by the domestic
concerns exporting the goods, to the
effect, that they are not of Israeli
origin and/or that they do not contain
components of Israeli origin and/or
statements of similar content and also
demand that those statements consti-
tuting a negative. document of origin,
contrary to international trade prac-
tices, in general and contrary to the
policy of the U.S. with regard to
restrictive trade practices and boycotts
as expressed in PL 89-63, and the regu-
lations promulgated for its implemen-
tation in particular be certified by
domestic Chambers of Commerce and/
or Trade Associations; and
WHEREAS, the Arab States are com-
mitted to a policy of boycotting all
commercial and industrial enterprises
which practice free trade with the
State of Israel, in all countries, in-
cluding the U.S.; and the State of
Israel is one of the United States'
staunchest and firmest friends in the
near East; and the State of Israel is a
bastion of democracy in the Near East;
WHEREAS, these regulations require
that any domestic concern receiving
communications requesting compliance
with restrictive trade practices or boy-
cotts, report this fact to the Depart-
ment of Commerce by filling out form
IA-1014; and
WHEREAS, form IA-1014 also carries
a message by Secretary Connor in
which all exporters of articles, materi-
als, supplies and information, are en-
couraged and requested to refuse to
take any action, including the furnish-
ing of information or the signing of
agreements, which has the effect of
furthering or supporting such restric-
tive trade practices or boycotts; and
WHEREAS, the Greater Detroit Board
of Commerce is dedicated to the prin-
ciples of unrestricted free international
trade; and
WHEREAS, the Greater Detroit Board
of Commerce as a public body is bound
to adhere to the official policies of the
U.S. in general and to the policy of
the U.S. opposing restrictive trade
practices and boycotts imposed or
fostered by foreign states against other
foreign states friendly to the U.S. as
expressed in PL 89-63 and the regula-
tions promulgated for its implementa-
tion, in particular;
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Greater
Detroit Board of Commerce adopts
PL 89-63 and the regulations promul-
gated for its implementation opposing
restrictive trade practices and boycotts
imposed or fostered by foreign states
against other foreign states friendly to
the U.S., as its official policy and en-
courages and requests its members
engaged in the export of articles,
materials, supplies, or information, to
refuse to take any action including the

furnishing of information or the sign-
ing of agreements, or the issuing of
negative documents of origin, which
have the effect of furthering or sup-
porting the restrictive trade practices
or boycotts imposed ox fostered by any
foreign country against any other
foreign country friendly to the U.S.
Greater Detroit Board of Commerce
Detroit, Michigan, March 29, 1966.

Department spokesman said that
United States has offered Israel
about $52,000,000 in new assistance
in various categories. "In response
to an Israeli request for economic
assistance in fiscal year 1966, we
Dept. of Commerce
have offered aid consisting of de-
Nixes Congress' Tries
velopment loans, Export-Import
Bank credits and PL 480 pro-
to Strengthen Law
grams," the official said. The PL
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
480 provides surplus commodities.
to The Jewish News)
"We have not as yet received a
p artmen t of Commerce made response to our offer, but we as-
known Wednesday that it is op- sume that detailed negotiations
posed to proposed Congressional will begin shortly," the spokesman
moves to strengthen the provisions stated. "The total value of the aid
of the anti-boycott law pertaining offered will be about $52,000,000,
the largest component of which
to the Arab boycott.
Mark C. Feer, acting assistant consists of food under PL 480 and
secretary of commerce for domes- will be payable partly in dollars
tic and international business,
cited the statement of the Coca-
Cola Corp. that the franchise con- Pledge Austrian Bill
troversy involving Israel was "un-
to Let Jews Reclaim
related to the Arab boycott." Feer
said because a franchise was fin- Nazi-Seized Paintings
ally issued, examination of the
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
anti-boycott law "would serve no
to The Jewish News)
useful purpose."
VIENNA—A bill to allow Jews
He made his remarks in a to reclaim paintings confiscated
letter to Rep. Seymour Halpern, by the Nazis in Austria will be
New York Republican, who had introduced in parliament here,
urged strengthening of the anti-
Austrian Finance Minister Wolf-
boycott to guard against repeti-
gang Schmitz promised Monday.
tion of cases like the one high-
He made the pledge in response
lighted by the Coca-Cola issue.
to a request from Simon Wiesen-
Feer said, "This department is thal, director of the Jewish Docu-
opposed to any amendment to the mentation Center in Vienna. En-
Export Control Act which would actment of this measure will bar
require a fixed course of action several hundred such paintings
to be taken by the executive from becoming state property be-
branch, irrespective of the adverse fore their Jewish owners,- some of
impact of that action at any given whom now live in the United
time on larger, more basic issues States, could claim them. When
in our relations with other coun- Wiesenthal learned about the
paintings, which have been in state
He added that the reasons for custody for many years, he ar-
this were given by Secretary of ranged for a catalog of the paint-
Commerce Connor in testimony be- i n g s, which the government
fore Congress in opposition to the distributed to Austrian diplomatic
antiboycott law.
missions abroad.


Specializing in:

• Kosher TV Dinners
• Beef Ribs
• Seasoned Meat Loaf

Fresh, Cutup Chicken Parts
Ready Made Hamburger Patties
Oven Ready Turkeys
Veal for Scallopini
Seasoned Meat Balls
Cube Steaks

Prepared, Seasoned



Strictly Kosher Meats-Poultry

18229 WYOMING nr. Curtis



UN 1-4770

Member Detroit Area Retail Kosher Meat Dealers Ass'n.

Yeshivath Beth Yehudah




(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Friday, April 29, 1966-3

and partly in Israeli currency."
000 in food surplus last January
(From Jerusalem it was reported on terms of payment entirely in
to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency local Egyptian currency.
that the U.S. offered to deliver to
Israel during the fiscal year start-
ing next July 1 about $32;000,000
worth of food surplus and also sug-
gested a $10,000,000 development
loan. During the same period Is-
rael is to get also a $10,000,000
loan from the Export-Import Bank.
The offer provides that Israel is
to pay in dollars for 25 per cent
of the cost of the surplus food.
for a lifetime o
prou d
This is the first time that Israel
will be paying partly in dollars for
U.S. surplus commodities.)
See Complete Selection,
$60 to $1,000
The surplus food offered now to
Israel is equal to that provided in
previous years during which Israel
paid for it in Israeli currency. In
addition to the purchase of the
Certified Master Watchmaker
$32,000,000 in surplus food, Israel
and Jeweler
is buying from private firms in the
Livernois Ave.
United States $45,000,000 in food
UN 1-8184
and paying for this in dollars. The
United States gave Egypt $56,000,-


Israel Shuns Reply
to Anti-Zionist Note
by Syria, USSR

JERUSALEM—Informed sources
here said Wednesday that Israel
does not intend to reply to the
anti-Zionist statement in the joint
Syrian-Soviet communique issued
after Syrian President Youssef
Zain's visit to Moscow earlier
this week.
Foreign ministry sources here
said that other than an official
"negative" reaction to the com-
munique, Israel will not comment.
However, political sources here
indicated much displeasure not
only over the communique but
even more so about Soviet plans
to renew military aid to the new
Syrian regime.
Although the communique did
not refer to Israel by name,
there was still considerable dis-
appointment here over the com-
munique as an indication that re-
cent Israeli-East European rap-
prochment had not been com-
pletely productive.
Jerusalem sources were follow-
ing with close attention the cur-
rent working conference -of Middle
East-U.S. ambassadors now meet-
ing in Beirut. The conference is
scheduled to examine in detail the
Soviet infiltration of Syria. The
13 American envoys will also study
the Syrian situation for what may
prove to be the strongest Soviet
push in the Middle East in years,
it was reported.

Israel Offered $52,000,000 U.S. Food Surplus


Daniel A. Laven Building


Julius & Alice Rotenberg


High School

Guest Speaker


General Chairman




Dedication Committee:

• Hillel L. Abrams • David J. Cohen
• Daniel A. Laven • Joseph Nadler

• Reuben Dubrinsky • David Goldberg
• A. M. Silverstein
• Nathan Soberman

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