Argentina Jewry s Security Grows Out of Confusion
BUENOS AIRES (JTA)—President Ongania told the
executive committee of the Foreign Press Association
here that only uninformed persons could believe that
Argentina would permit racist attitudes which "are
loathsome to its tradition of freedom and defense of
human dignity." The president apparently was referring
School Bells and
Way of Life
to recurrent press reports overseas about anti-Semitic
developments under his regime.
The New York Times reported from Buenos
Aires that Argentine Jews were confused by some ap-
parently conflicting actions of the Ongania military re-
gime. Typical comments from Argentine Jews were
that they became second class citizens when the new
regime took power, but also that Argentine Jewry has
never felt so well protected as it was under the new
regime. Another interviewee said that the Ongania re-
gime was "the most ultra-Catholic" in a generation
but added: "Argentine Jews have never had so much
support from the church."
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New Anti -Jewish USSR Attack
Seen as Revival of Traditional
Pre-Rosh Hashana Bias Drive
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Israel Launches Diplomatic
Campaign for Its Admission
As Associate ECM Member
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JERUSALEM—Officials here reported Tuesday
that Israel will soon launch. a widescale diplomatic
campaign for associate member status in the Euro.
peas Common Market.
Israel's present relations with Euromart are
based on a trade agreement which will expire in a
few months. The agreement fell far short of Israel's
hopes when negotiations began two years ago,
covering only a few of Israel's many . exports to the
six Euromart countries.
Israeli officials have always been convinced
that associate member status is the only solution
to the problems its exports to Euromart have faced.
Next week, Israel will send notes to the six
member states, urging consideration of associate
Membership. Before Foreign Minister Abbe Eban
leaves for New York to head the Israeli delegation
to the United Nations General Assembly opening
Sept. 20, he will meet with the six ambassadors of
the Euromart nations in Israel.
The possibility was indicated that Premier Levi
Eshkol may visit a number of European capitals
early next winter to press Israel's request at the
6 JNIF Workers
Injured by Mine
Set by Syrians
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L AVIV — Six Israeli
ers were injured Tues-
day morning when their trac-
tor detonated a mine planted
near the Syrian border. They
were taken to a hospital
where their condition was re-
ported as not serious.
f The Jewish National Fund
workers were on their way to
a land reclamation project
near Shear Yashuv when the
detonation o c c u r r eld. The
blast turned the tractor over
and dumped them on the
ground. An army unit was
rushed to the spot and clear-
ed the area.
Officials said it was virtu-
ally certain the mine was
planted during the night be-
cause the road was used
Monday afternoon.. United
Nations observers and Israeli
officers began an investiga-
Renewed attacks on Israel
by Syria, on Thursday morn-
ing, caused added concern
over the developing Syrian
threats to peace. Syria con-
tinues to be the only major
aggressive Arab nation on
Paz, a diplomat and a member of Israel's mission to the Soviet Union, was
accused by Izvestia, offkial organ of the USSR government, of disseminating "dirty Zionist propa-
ganda," according to a dispatch received here from Moscow Tuesday.
Izvestia charged that Paz, aided by his wife, Babia, and their young son had distributed the "Zion-
ist propaganda" on beaches, on trains, in taxicabs, restaurants and on streets. Among the material, Iz-
vestia stated, was the novel "Exodus" by the American author, Leon Uris, Hebrew calendars,, postcard
views of Tel Aviv and Israeli stamps.
A spokesman for the Israeli embassy in Moscow was quoted as saying: "Such allegations have be-
come almost a tradition in the Soviet press before the Jewish New Year."
JERUSALEM—The charges in the Soviet press about alleged distribution of "subversive" ma-
terial by Ephraim Paz, an Israel diplomat, were seen by political circles here Tuesday as only the latest
manifestation of a campaign by Moscow to show its antagonism toward Israel.
One of these incidents concerns the Kremlin's envoy to Israel, Ambassador Dimitri Chuvakhin. Last week, when
nearly 50 national parliaments were officially represented here at the dedication of Israel's new Knesset building, the
Supreme Soviet (national parliament) of the Soviet Union, was not represented. Several weeks ago, Chuvakhin had told
Israel that his government had delegated him to represent the Supreme Soviet at the ceremonies here. However, Chu-
, vakhin had, meanwhile, left for home on leave, and returned too late to attend the Jerusalem ceremonies.
Another instance indicating Soviet antagonism was revealed here Tuesday in connection with a recent visit
to Moscow by Joseph Takoah, deputy director-general of Israel's foreign ministry and Israel's former ambassador paid
Moscow. Contrary to diplomatic protocol, no official of the Soviet foreign ministry welcomed Takoah when he came to
Moscow nor could Takoah meet with any foreign ministry official while in the Soviet capital.
Informed sources here said Wednesday that reports from Moscow seemed to indicate that the Soviet government
planned no further moves against Paz. The reports indicated that the Soviets did not intend to expel Paz or to declare
him persona non grata as they did with Second Secretary David Gavish in August. • -
It was believed here that the Izvestia attack on Paz and the expulsion of Gavish were undertaken at the urging
of the Soviet secret service which wants to discourage as completely as possible the expected attendance by Russian
Jews at High Holy Day services.
Another anti-Israel attack was reported in the Soviet press this week. Sovietskaya Byelorussia published an article
charging that Israelis were living under a "capitalist and imperialist regime."'
President Reported Puzzled by Lack of Jewish
Backing on Vietnam; JWV Leads Support Drive
WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Johnson was - characterized by leaders of the Jewish War Veterans
who met him Sunday as disturbed by lack of support for the Vietnam war in the American Jewish community
at a time when he is taking new steps to aid Israel.
President Johnson was described as welcoming JWV backing of his Vietnam policy while feeling it
"incumbent on other major Jewish organizations" to "re-evaluate" their thinking on this subject. National
Commander Malcolm Tarlov of the Jewish War Veterans told the White House corps, in relaying these obser-
vations, that the President asked the JWV to launch a campaign in the Jewish community to rally support
for the Vietnam war.
The President commended the JWV for concurring on Vietnam and favoring any necessary increase
in military involvement, Tarlov said. But, said Tarlov, the President thought that while other American
Jewish thinking was "compassionate and knowledgeable" on different issues, he could not understand why
such Jews failed to share the JWV stand on Vietnam.
President Johnson revealed that he had taken steps to provide sophisticated arms to Israel and
would now help the Israeli government out of current economic difficulties, according to the JWV delegation.
Tarlov said the President was mindful of recent developments involving Israeli security.
The JWV commander told the press that the meeting, which lasted 35 minutes, was highlighted by
strong conviction on the part of the President that Jews who seek U.S. support for co-religionists in
Russia and for Israel should vigorously identify with administration actions in Vietnam.
Tarlov announced that, in immediate response to Johnson's request, the JWV would urge other Jewish
groups to back the Vietnam war "on religious as well as patriotic grounds because wherever Communism
has spread, Judaism has decayed." He termed it "absurd" for Jewish groups to dissent on Vietnam,
The JWV leader said President Johnson urged him to explain to other Jeaders the point that if the
United States is forced to abandon SEATO "commitments" in Vietnam, the less explicit American "commit.
nients" to Israel would be jeopardized. Tarlov presented the President with a resolution just adopted by the
JWV "strongly in support" of the war.
The JWV delegation said the President made an impassioned and .direet appeal for JWV intercession
in the Jewish communities throughout the nation. Members described the President as well informed on
the opinions held by various Jewish leaders on Vietnam, and, especially, the statements of some rabbis. In
addition to Tarlov, the delegation included Monroe Sheinberg, JWV national executive director, and Felix
Putterman the group's national legislative representative.
Israel to Build
3 13,000 - Ton
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South Korea signed Tuesday
a tentative agreement for
the construction in the Is-
raeli shipyards of three
13,000-ton vessels for the
The contract requires ap-
proval by the Israel govern-
ment to go into effect.
Youth to War
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NYACK, N.Y.—A call to
combat Arab anti-J e w i s.h
propaganda on college cam
puses throughout the United
States and Canada w a s
adopted Tuesday by repre-
sentatives of 24 national
Jewish youth organizations
meeting here at a three-day
conference convened to for-
mally establish a North
American Jewish Youth