But much ground is
yet to be covered
between now and the
end of the drive set
for May 10
Totals for the 1967 Allied Jewish Campaign reached $4,534,387 last
Friday as campaign workers gathered at the Butzel Memorial Building to
hear the first reports in the nine-day old drive.
First reports showed an increase of $306,387 over the $4,228,000 an-
nounced at the opening meeting on March 22.
The 12,595 pledges already made show an increase of $400,000 over
the same pledges last year, Alfred L. Deutsch, campaign chairman, said.
"We are aiming not only to surpass the 1966 money total but we are
almost sure to increase the number of pledges over last year's total of
23,148," he told workers. He urged that workers redouble their efforts
to reach prospects assigned to them so that subsequent report meetings
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State of Jewish
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Viet Cong's Training of Arabs
Viewed as Dangerous by Eshkol
Proposals Divide Zionists
NEW YORK (JTA)—Plans for changing the structure
of the Zionist movement in the United States were discussed
here at a two-day conference of the American Zionist Council,
coordinating body of the nine Zionist organizations in this
country. A declaration on the primary aims of the movement
was adopted at the concluding session Sunday.
The plan. debated is based on. a resolution adopted by
the World Zionist Congress held in Jerusalem in January,
1965, and the recommendations of .an American committee
On reorganization of the Zionist Organization which has been
exploring such plans for the past III' months. The recommen-
dations will be brought to the next meeting of the WOrld
Zionist Actions Committee, governing body of the world
Zionist movement between Congresses.
Aryeh Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel,
with headquarters in Jerusalem. set the keynote of the debate
when he called for "unified action and the establishment of
a suitable instrumentality for the unification of the Zionist
movement in the United States." Ile stressed that the issues
which divide the separate Zionist organizations in the Western
world "are of far less importance than those beliefs and corn-
mittments they hold in common." "Only through unified action,"
he said, "can the Zionist movement become the effective force
in the fate and future of Western Jewry." American committee
The recommendation submitted by the
on the reorganization of the Zionist Organization proposed that
"all members of existing Zionist organizations shall be enrolled
automatically as members of the American Zionist movement,
and any other individuals shall be entitled to enroll directly
as members. The details of such a reorganization
be worked out in further sessions of our committee and in
continuing consultation with the Zionist organizations and other
appropriate bodies with a view to a democratic participation
the entire membership of the American Zionist Movement."
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Levi Eshkol said here Sunday that the possibility of
Viet Cong "or other Far East"Asian" participation in training and material support for Arab
guerrilla organizations must be taken with all seriousness which it warrants. He made the
comment in a response to a question at a press luncheon dealing with reports that the Viet
Cong were cooperating with the El Fatah guerrilla organization which repeatedly sent
marauders into Israel.
(The Christian Science Monitor reported last week that more Middle East liaison is
developing between the Viet Cong and the Palestine Liberation Organization. The paper
said the Cairo mission of the Viet Cong is the largest and most active and its members have
met with Palestinian Arabs to arrange for combat training in North Vietnam for PLO members.
The report said the first contingent of PLO men has already returned to bases in Syria from
training in Communist China and that the latest development is the agreement for a Viet Cong
mission in Syria, the main base for PLO activities against Israel.)
The premier also said that Israel had made numerous concessions to the Arabs and
supported partition of its territory three times and this is why "We can make no more conces-
sions nor receive any Arab refugees."
Eshkol also told the weekly meeting of the Cabinet Sunday that the government takes
a "very serious view of the increase in recent Syrian attempts at sabotage in Israel. In his
statement, Eshkol reviewed the various efforts at sabotage aimed at creating havoc inside Israel
in the last 10 days.
(In Washington, State Department sources said Monday that the U.S. government had
no information to justify Eshkol's expressed concern that the possibility of Viet Cong support
of Arab terrorists must be taken with all seriousness.
(Authoritative U.S. officials said the State Department had no evidence of actual Arab
extremist links with the Viet Cong and felt this problem should be "the least of Mr. Eshkol's
(Authorities said information obtained by the United States made them "very skeptical"
of Arab terrorist leader Ahmed Shukairy's boasts about arrangements with the Viet Cong. The
more recent United States evaluation of possible Viet Cong-Arab ties produced "no hard evi-
dence," said the officials.)
Meanwhile, it was reported Monday that the Palestine Liberation Army has again
received arms shipments from Chinese Communist sources, in recent weeks.
The shipments, according to reliable sources here, had been resumed by Communist
China after a long interruption during which it was believed that Peking had decided to end its
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Vietnam Impact on MiddleEast...Arabs Seel:. Guidelines
For Attach on Israel... U That: is Peace Efforts Defied
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
Jewish News and JTA Washington
(Copyright, 1967, JTA,
WASHINGTON—Arab military strategists are observing the Vietnam conflict —
the air,•ar over North Vietnam where the Communist forces are using MIG
systems identical to equipment supplied by Russia to Egypt and
jets and Arabs are seeking insights with a view to war with Israel. Since Cairo and
Syria. The enjoy, friendly relations with Hanoi, Washington deems it likely that some
technical data has been obtained.
If an Arab-Israel war is limited to the conventional weapons used in Vietnam, the
and strike soon, according to a detailed evaluation just published by
Arabs must unify
authority, Ahmad Samib Khalidi, in a Beirut periodical. Khalidi
refer to Vietnam as a guideline. Yet in his preoccupation with the nu-
merical superiority enjoyed by Arabs over Israel, one discerns an analogy to the Ameri-
can situation vis-a-vis Communist China. Khalidi predicts that "it can be only a matter
of time before the Arabs reach technical parity, which would be added to their numeri-
On the other hand, Khalidi concludes: "The only chance that the Arabs have of
beating Israel in this field is through a properly unified and coordinated military
action in which narrow nationalistic interests must give way to a sincere feeling of
unity. There is yet time. But, if nothing is done to achieve military unity during the
next few years, the sands will have run out for the Arabs."
Because the Israelis anticipate a growth in Arab technical capacities, the Arabs
are convinced the Israelis are "working on the ultimate deterrent." Khalidi contends
that, "despite official denials, no competent authority doubts that the Israelis are striv-
ing very hard, with considerable French assistance, to produce , an atomic bomb. Equally,
despite official denials, it may be assumed that the Egyptians are also working on the
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By SAUL CARSON
JTA Correspondent at the United Nations
(Copyright. 1967. JTA, Inc.)
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Unnoticed by the world press is a serious del; ' ,ment
here concerning Israeli-Arab relations. The Arab states are now defying not only Israel..
They are fighting Secretary-General U Thant himself on the Israeli issue. So far, Mr.
Thant—busy as he is with other world-shaking problems, the search for Vietnam peace
being his primary goal at the moment—has evidently done very little about the barrel
of explosives possible of detonation in the Middle East. But he cannot long delay action
in the Middle East just because, the Far East is burning.
Outright defiance of the Secretary-General is being shown by Syria. Back in Janu-
ary, Mr. Thant, at the suggestion of Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, chief of staff of the United Na-
tions Truce Supervision, convened an extraordinary session of the Israel-Syrian Mixed
Armistice Commission because he feared the outbreak of large-scale warfare following
a rash of sabotage actions inside Israel by terrorists encouraged by Damascus, if not
indeed acting as agents of the Syrian government. It took a little while to get both
Syria and Israel to agree to get together at the ISMAC table. Finally, it was done. On
January 25, the two sides did get together. The agenda, as agreed by both sides, con-
tained only one point: Cultivation and the rights of cultivation in the demilitarized zones
on their frontiers.
At ISMAC's second meeting, and at the third, Syria tried to broaden the agenda
to include its demands that Israel withdraw troops and heavy armaments allegedly
massed by Israel in those demilitarized zones. Clearly, Syria was going beyond the
agreed agenda. Gen. Bull let the Syrians get away with that ploy„ for the time being.
At the third meeting, Bull warned Syria it must stick to the approved agenda. When,
after an hour, he saw that Syria would not play ball, he adjourned that meeting
abruptly. A fourth meeting was scheduled. At dawn, a few hours before the scheduled
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