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July 01, 1966 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-07-01

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Faisel 'Clarifies' His Statement With More Hale for Zionists

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NEW YORK (JTA)—King Fai-
sal, of Saudi Arabia, who delivered
anti-Jewish remarks in Washing-
ton last week, and was, as a re-
sult, snubbed by New York's
Mayor Lindsay and Gov. Rocke-
feller, made an effort Sunday to
"clarify" his attitude.
In a statement for the Arab
press, broadcast to Saudi Arabia
through the facilities of the Voice
of. America,
which is owned
and operated by
#he United States
overnment, he
aid: "We are
not against. the
religion of the
Jews, but against
the Zionists and
the Jews who
help the Zion-
Faisal
ists."
A spokesman for the king also .
quoted the monarch as counseling
the acceptance of those Jews who
had made their home in Palestine
long before it became the inde-
pendent nation of Israel in 1948.
"Those Jews who were in Pales-
tine have a right to stay there,
but the Jews who came from out-
side are intruders," the king was
reported to have asserted.
The spokesman then added that
Islam had always regarded itself
as "a continuation of Judaism and
Christianity," but he did not make
it clear if the king had made this
point, or if he considered this as
further evidence that no attack on
the Jews as a whole had been in-
tended.
At the press conference at
which Faisal made his disparag-
ing remark about Jews he had
bristled when a reporter asked
him whether Saudi Arabia con-
sidered President Nasser's Egypt
or Israel as the greater enemy,
declaring he regretted the ques-
tion and that despite differences,
the Egyptians "remain our
brethren.."
While asserting that "it has
never been our aim to exterminate
Israel" and that Jews were always
recognized as "co-citizens" of
Arabs in Palestine, he declared
that "Zionist aggression occupied
the country,- threw out the Arab
people, many of them becoming
refugees." He stated that "the
Jews had been guilty of "violation
of every human right" of the
Arabs in Palestine and had denied
them "the right of a person to his
own h o amlley."
Virtually every Jewish organi-
zation protected those remarks and
praised Mayor Lindsay for can-
celation of the planned honor. They
included the National Community
Relations Advisory Council, Amer-
ican Jewish Committee, Anti-De-
famation League of Bnai Brith,
American Jewish Congress, Amer-
ican Zionist Council, Hadassah,
Zionist Organization of America,
ewish War Veterans and others.

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Teehnion Strike Ends;
Students Return to Class

HAIFA (JTA)—A dispute at the
Israel Institute of Technology
which led to a strike by all of the
Technion students was settled
June 22 and the students promptly
halted their strike.
The agreement ending the dis•
pate provides that the Technion
administration will invite all in-
structors who taught in the archi-
tecture faculty this year to con-
tinue to give the same number of
hours of instruction next year.
The Technion also agreed to
assure representation of the fac-
ulty when matters concerning that
faculty are discussed by any
Technion body. Faculty members
had complained they were not
represented at discussions of vital
importance to the faculty.
The dispute, which has been in
existence several years, reached a
head four months ago • when the
Technion Senate decided to split
the architecture faculty and re-
place its dean. The settlement pro-
vides that a unified study pro-
gram for the faculty has been
worked out. The students began
their strike June 21.

The organizations denounced the
king for abusing the hospitality of
the United States government by
publicly maligning American Jew-
ish citizens. They deplored his sup-
port of the Arab boycott against
American business, a program
formally criticized by the United
States government and pointed
out that in assailing American
Jews for supporting Israel, he was
inferentially criticizing the United
States. They declared that such
remarks came with ill grace from
a visitor receiving the hospitality
of the United States.
1'
Congressmen Upset
Over New York Incident
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The anti-
Jewish and anti-Israel remarks
here of King Faisal evoked pro-
tests in both Houses of Congress.
Some members, including Senator
J. W. Fulbright, chairman of the
Senate Foreign Relations Commit
tee, and Sen. Burke B. Hicken-
looper, Iowa Republican who is
ranking minority member of the
committee, expressed regret that
New York Mayor John V. Lindsay'
had canceled a city dinner in Fai-
sal's honor.
The cancelation was lauded in
a Senate speech by Sen. Jacob K.
Javits, New York Republican, who
saiad the mayor's action was "the
only feasible reaction."
Rep. Seymour Halpern, New
York Republican, said in a House
speech that the monarch's re-
marks were a "deplorable breach"
of American hospitality. Rep.
Leonard Farbstein, New York
Democrat, informed the House that
he had sent a telgram to Mayor
Lindsay, asking cancelation of the
dinner and saying Jewish taxpay-
ers' funds "should not be used for
a feast for their declared enemy."
Sen. Hickenlooper, who gave a
luncheon in honor of King Faisal,
said after the event that he was
"very distressed" because New
York was "most inhospitable" to
Faisal. Sen. Gale McGee, Wyom-
ing Democrat, said he thought
Mayor Lindsay "should have set
world politics ahead of the politics
of his own city."
Dr. Mohammed .Mehdi, a leader

of the anti-Israel "Action ComMit-
tee on Arab-AmeriCan Relations,"
announced that his group had ask-
ed King Faisal to cancel his plan-
ned flight to New York's La Guar-
dia Field, calling New York "this
Tel Aviv of the Atlantic." He said
he had suggested that King Faisal
fly, instead, to the airport at
Newark, N.J.
Gov. Rockefeller's brother David
gave a luncheon for Faisal and oil
magnaates on Sunday.
The Council for Judaism repud-
ita the statement by Alfred Liline-
thal demanding impeachement of
Mayor Lindsay. He spoke for him-
self, the anti-Zionist Coouncil said.
Lilinthal is the author of several
violently anti-Israel books. He has
been entertained in Egypt, Sudi
Adabia and other Arab countries
—the only Jew in the world thus to
have fraternized with Israel's ene-
mies as part of his auti-Zionist
campaign.

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NEW YORK — Syria and Jor-
dan have barred three American
Jews scheduled to visit there next
month as members 'of a trade
union tourist group, it was report-
ed Wednesday by the Retail,
Wholesale and Department Store
Union.
A spokesman for the union dis-
closed that the Arab governments
had refused visas to the Jewish
members of a union-sponsored
tour of Europe and the Middle
East, scheduled to leave New York
July 12.
Action of the Arab governments
had been taken in violation of
earlier assurancees that there
would be no discrimination against
the Jewish members of the group.
A union spokesman disclosed
that Egypt and Lebanon, which
are also on the itinerary, had
not barred the Jewish union
members. He said the refusal by
Jordan and Syria to grant .visas
to the Jewish members of the
group came "too late for us to
change our plans."
He added—"we will not again
plan visits to these or any other
countries where our members
would be exposed to such indig-
nities and religious prejudice."
Charging "bad faith" on the part
of Syrian and Jordanian consular
officials here, the union spokes-
man declared, "We deplore the
attempts by these countries to di-
vide our members on the basis of
religion, Our union makes no dis-
tinction whatsoever among its
members in terms of race, religion
or ancestry, and we resent the
fact that such irrelevant and ex-
traneous considerations have been
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