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Vol. L, No. 10
October 28, 1966
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El Fatah Commandos Halte
UN Keeps Deferring Actio
Nassel s' o, os to Peace, Critical
Developments Multiply Threats
LONDON (JTA)—President Nasser of Egypt said, during an interview
on the popular British television program, "Panorama," Monday, that
he would never consider peaceful co-existence with Israel.
Asked whether he could fore:
any circumstances in which such
relations with Israel might occil,r, • he replied: "No, no!" Asked whether
another war between Egypt and Israel might break out, he said "Nobody
knows. It might happen tf...morrow." He implied that. if it did happen,
Israel would be the Iggressor, as it was "10 years ago," a reference
to the 1956 Sinai campaign.
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—Abba Eban, Israel's foreign minister, had a round of
talks Tu ,,.- uay with ambassadors of five countries, including the United
States . Britain and France, in a review of the UN Security Council's
heainag on Israel's complaint that Syria is responsible for the current
v: ,ave of El Fatah guerrilla incursions against Israel.
The other envoys with whom he met, in the first of a series of such
talks this week, were those of Belgium and Holland. The foreign minister
also discussed with the five envoys Israel's need for closer ties with the
European Economic Community. Israel's current limited pact expires
next June and Israel has formally applied for either a wider agreement
or for associate status.
In related developments, Syrian authorities refused permission to
United Nations observers to continue an investigation of a mine laying
incident involving detonation of a mine last Sunday by an Israeli
command car, and—according to reports from the Syrian press--Jordanian
troops killed three El Fatah commandoes in the last few days.
Well-informed Israeli sources meanwhile were quoted as believing
that the continued Syrian-based and Syrian-backed sabotage actions
presented both an immediate threat to Israel's security and the danger
of stimulating similar
by other Arab states and, for that reason
alone, required speedy actions
Israeli action to halt the incursions by all available
The Syrian .bar to the UN observer occurred after the observer,
accompanied by an Israeli officer and trackers. followed footprints of
marauders in the demilitarized zone from the scene of the planted mine
toward the Syrian position at Tel Azzaziat.. The group halted its investiga-
tion when darkness fell. Tuesday morning, when the officials sought to
resume the tracking, they were notified of Syrian opposition to the
investigation. It was assumed that when the Syrians learned that the
footprints led to Tel Azzaziat they did not want the UN to obtain clear
proof implicating the Syrians and hence barred continuation of the probe.
The UN Truce Supervision Organization then called off the tracking
cause of rains later Tuesday morning. Even if the Syrians reversed
emselves and allowed the investigation to proceed, the effort would be
useless because the rains probably washed out the traces.
reports on the clash between members of the Jordanian Legion
the El Fatah commandos did not indicate where the
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JERUSALEM — Reports from Syria Wednesday indicated that the Damascus
regime has ordered commanders of the El Fatah commando organization to halt
temporarily sabotage raids into Israel.
The reports said that the Syrian regime also had ordered the El Fatah not to
undertake any new initiatives without advance approval from the Syrian authorities.
However, observers here said it was not yet known whether the shaky Damascus
regime's orders would be accepted by the commando organization.
The observers said that while the Syrians apparently were convinced that
Israel would not engage in any reprisals while Israel's complaint against Syria on
the El Fatah raids was before the United Nations Security Council, the Syrian
regime had suddenly decided to curb El Fatah activities.
UNITED NATIONS—For the second day in succession, a scheduled session of
to Security Council to continue consideration of Israel's current grievance against
Syria, in connection with the recent spate of terrorist incursion into Israel under the
encouragement of the Damascus government, was postponed Wednesday. The United
Nations announced officially that the council will meet Thursday.
The issue has been on the Security Council's agenda for more than two weeks.
A meeting was to have been held Tuesday but was postponed because, as yet, there
had been no resolution prepared to lay before the 15-member body. The issue
could be resolved only by a resolution, even if it is one that might face a Soviet veto.
Tuesday the delayed session was rescheduled for Wednesday when a draft
resolution had been prepared by the United States and British delegations. That draft
would have mentioned. Syria by name, would have adopted the Israeli thesis to
the effect that Syria's government was responsible for the El Fatah raids into
Israel, and would have called on Damas-
cus to prevent such raids in the future.
Eshkol Popularity Hits
Wednesday's further delay, it was be-
Low of 17 Per Cent
lieved, was due to the fact that the U.S.
and Britain could not line up sufficient
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
backing even for a relatively mild draft
JERUSALEM—Results of a recent public
opinion poll, disclosed Wednesday, show that
that would have avoided outright con-
Premier Levi Eshkol's popularity has slumped
demnation of Syria.
from an election eve peak in 1965 of 55.5
Paul Beaulieu, Canada's representa-
per cent to a current low of 17 per cent.
to the United Nations Special Politi-
The poll, conducted by Israel's largest
cal Committee, indicated in an address
advertising agency, polled the views of the
to that body Monday that recognition of
same sample interviewed on election eve.
Respondents were presented a second time
Israel by the Arab states was essential
with a list of names of nine Israeli political
to a peaceful solution to the refugee
personalities and asked to name their choice
for the premiership. Other names included
In an obvious reference to the Arab
former Premier David Ben-Gurion, Herut
attitude towards Israel, Beaulieu said:
leader Menahem Beigin, former Chief of Staff
"The realization of peaceful conditions,
Moshe Dayan, Foreign Minister Abba Eban
and the achievement of progress to-
and Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir. Results
on their standings were not disclosed.
wards the resolution of the refugee
The findings were shown to the premier.
problem, would only come about if there
He reportedly decided to stage more public
was a general recognition of the right
meetings sponsored by the alignment of his
all members of the United Nations
Mapai Party with Ahdut Avoda.
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Israel's Message' Represented by Nobel Prize Winners
"Agnon represents the State of Israel. I
represent the tragedy of the Jewish
people." Nelly Sachs summed up the message which she and Shmuel Yosef Agnon
to the world, and for which they have been named the 1966 Nobel Prize for
Miss Sachs, who will be 75 Dec. 10, is a refugee from the Nazis, living in Stockholm.
resides in Jerusalem. The two were chosen for the prize by the Swedish
Academy as "two outstanding Jewish authors, each of whom represents Israel's mes-
sage to our time."
Miss Sachs, who fled Nazi Germany in 1940, writes her poetry in German. She was
honored "for her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's
destiny with touching strength," but Miss Sachs prefers to think of her work as universal.
Her early postwar poems were laments over the suffering of the Jews: now her work
expresses sympathy for the suffering of all men, and there are tones of forgiveness.
She paid a visit to Germany on her 70th birthday, and said that, even though most of
her family had died in concentration camps, she could believe in the new generation of
Her first writings as a teen-ager in
prewar Berlin, attracted some attention, but most
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Shmuel Yosef Agnon