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June 23, 1967 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-23

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Ancient Aden Jewish Community Liquidated- ,
Report Arab Pogroms of Jews in Many Lands

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

JERUSALEM — The ancient
Jewish community of Aden, which
once numbered about 7,000, passed
out of existence Monday with the
arrival of mast of the protectorate's
Jewish remnant in Israel. A mem-
ber of the group of 150 which ar-
rived here on a chartered plane
said two Jews were left in Aden,
one who was wounded and one
who refused to leave. All of the
newcomers had British passports
and 75 decided to continue on to
London.
After the British annexed Aden
in 1838, the number of Jews rose
rapidly, mostly by emigration from
Yemen. After Israel's war of libera-
tion, serious attacks were made on
Jews by Aden Arabs and after
Israel was established, more than
6,000 of the Jews were brought to
Israel in operation Magic Carpet.
In 1965, the Jewish population
was listed as 400. Several Jews
were killed, and Jewish property
put to the torch recently by Arab
mobs who went into action after
Israel's victory in the war which
started on June 5.
ROME —At least 18 Jews have
been killed during the past two
weeks in Libya by ramapaging
Arab mobs and some 4,000 others
in
have barricaded themselves
their homes in Tripoli, an Italian
journalist reported Monday.
Giorgio Fattori. writing in La
Stampa, reported that 6,000 Jews
live in Tripoli and that "more than
1,000 are for the moment safe in
the gargaresh barracks outside the
city." Several hundred other Jews
with foreign passports are protect-
ed by their embassies, he reported.
He also reported that this infor-
mation left 3.000 to 4,000 "hiding
in the city."
He also reported that Libyan
police were stopping assaults on
Jewish homes but doing nothing
to assist the Jews, who have been

barricaded for 13 days. If they
leave their homes in search of food
or medicine. "they risk death," the
journalist wrote.
The Italian government is in-
vestigating complaints that Italian
Jews have been tortured and beaten
by police in Egypt. Five Jewish
refugees from Egypt said police
stuck burning matches under their
fingernails, beat them up and kept
them standing in a crowded cell
for 48 hours, without anything to
eat.
Meanwhile a flood of anti-

Jewish propaganda, stemming
from the Arab defeat in the war
and distributed by the opposi-
tion Istiqlal party, has prompted
many of Morocco's 50,000 Jews
to remain in their homes behind

locked doors, it was reported
here from Rabat.

The Istiqlal newspapers are pub-
lishing what Moroccan Jewish
leaders call falsehoods hostile to
Moroccan Jews, who are being de-
nounced in the publications as Zion-
ists responsible for the Arab's de-
feat. Moroccan authorities have is-
sued stern warnings against moles-
tation of Jews but the Istiqlal cam-
paign is causing anxiety among the
Jews.
.Jews have been observing a
voluntary after-dark curfew since
an Arab gunman shot and killed
two Jews last Sunday in Meknes
and since then there have been re-
ports of Jews being molested by
Arab hoodlums.
Jewish sources said Moroccan
officials had warned that anyone
caught molesting Jews would get
five years in prison, despite the
fact that the government of King
Ilassan II gives "total support" to
the Arab League stand that Pales-
; tine is properly Arabic.
JERUSALEM — A number of
members of parliament from vari-
ous parties sought Tuesday to ob-
1 tain action of some sort for Jews
in Arab countries who have been
harassed, beaten and killed in the
wake of Israel's latest victory over
the Arab countries.
Their activities were in response
to reports that Jews in Damascus
and Aleppo were attacked in a
manner reminiscent of European
pogroms. Similar reports concern-
ed maltreatment of Jews in Libya,
Egypt, Tunis and Lebanon. The
Knesset members approached the
government to take up the prob-
lem.
Letters to Israeli newspapers
suggested that the re:ease of Egyp-
tian prisoners of war still held by
Israel be made conditional on ex-
change for Jews now held in Egyp-
tian captivity.
* *
Expressing
NEW YORK (JTA)
deep concern for the welfare of
Jewish communities in Arab coun-
tries. the International Council on
Jewish Social and Welfare Serv-
ices requested the United Nations
and the United States Government
to intervene on their behalf.
At an INTERCO meeting, Mur-
ray I. Gurfein, president, and
Charles H. Jordan, executive sec-
retary, said member organizations,
which include the Joint Distribu-
tion Committee, Central British
Fund, Jewish Colonization Associa-
tion, Standing Conference on Euro-
pean Jewish Community Services,
United Hias Service and World
ORT Union, are making every ef-
fort to bring the plight of Jewish
communities in Arab countries to
the attention of the world.

Histadrut Labor'Leader Says All Israel
Feels Middle East Could Live In Peace

people of the Arab countries and
Israel. I have spoken for the work-
rep-
ers of Israel but all the Israeli ers of Israel, but my appeal
resents
the thinking and the striv-
people believe that the countries
ing of the entire nation and of its
Middle
East
could
advance
of the
toward world progress "When they government.
"I believe firmly t hat the
live in peace with each other,"
Aharon Becker. secretary-general strength of the Middle East does
not belong only to its great past,
of Histadrut, the Israel Federation
when it served as the cradle of
of Labor, told a plenary session of
civilization. I am sorry to say that
the International Labor Organiza-
we have had no response to this
tions Conference Wednesday.
call for cooperation in the ad-
Participating in the general de-1 vancement of man and the improve-
bate of the conference being held ment of his living standards, which
here by the ILO, a specialized are the ILO's major concerns."

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

GENEVA — Not only the work-

agency of the United Nations,

Becker noted that, from this very Rosenberg Gives $1,000,000
platform, he had warned repeated- to Mt. Sinai Medical School

ly that Israel had been threatened NEW YORK (JTA) — Murray
by its Arab neighbors ever since M. Rosenberg, industrialist and
Israel came into being in conform- Jewish philanthropist, has given
the new Mount Sinai Medical
ity with UN decisions.
Noting that Arab states had not School here $1,000,000 to set up
stopped at mere verbal vows to and maintain a Murray H. Rosen-
destroy Israel, but had carried berg Chair of Medicine, according

their threats into effect through to Dr. George James, dean of the
murder and sabotage by terrorists new school which will accept its

penetrating Israel's borders, Becker first students in 1968. Rosenberg
said: "I have come here year after is a trustee of Mount Sinai Hospi-
year and, from this very rostrum, tal and a former trustee of the
appealed for peace with our neigh- Federation of Jewish Philanthro-

bors in the interest of the working pies of Greater New York.

"We are receiving reports of
atrocities perpetrated against
defenseless men, women and
children," Gurfein said. "We
shall not rest until these attacks

and Alexandria.)
Moroccan and Tunisian author-
ities have prevented large-scale
attacks against Jews in those

countries, but street mobs have
are stopped and Jews in Arab
been allowed in Libya and Egypt
lands are permitted to live in
to attack Jews, with the official
peace or to emigrate and resettle
connivance of the two govern-
in countries of security and free-
dom."
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
The World Jewish Congress si-

protested to United
Nations Secretary-General U Thant
against "measures now being
taken by the Government of the
United Arab Republic against its
Jewish citizens and other Jewish
residents in its territory, the ef-
fect of which can only be the ex-
tinction of the organized life of an
ancient community with an un-
broken history of more than 2.000
years."
In its letter to Thant, signed by
Dr. Maurice L. Perlzweig, head of
the WJC's international affairs de-
partment, the World Jewish Con-
gress stressed that "the situation
in the UAR is, in various degrees,
paralleled in some of the neighbor-
ing Arab states, where Jews have
been arrested and even murdered,
largely as a result of incessant
radio incitement from Cairo."
(In Geneva, the International
Committee of the Red Cross noti-
fied the World Jewish Congress
here this weekend that it had ob-
tained pt rmission from the Egypt-
ian Government to visit Jews being
held in C-iro prisons A spokesman
for the WJC here said it was be-
lieved that between 350 and 600
Jews were imprisoned in Cairo

multaneously

ment s, Jordan declared here.
In Egy pt, Jorda n said, some
Jews have been sent to internment
camps, while street mobs in Libya
beat Jews. By contrast, he said,
authorities in Morocco and Tunisia
had taken "prompt and vigorous"
action to protect Jews after the
war had broken out in the Middle
East. Despite these efforts, how-
ever, Mr. Jordan added, two Jews
were shot and killed by an Arab in
Meknes, Morocco, a week ago.
See Commentary, Page 2

Friday, June 23, 1967-11

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Everyone and his
brother found
Phillips Northland
Men's Shoe Shop.

Israel Cooperating
With Red Cross on Aid

The spokesman for the Israel
Embassy in Washington said on
June 16:

"International Red Cross personnel
over the Sinai Peninsula yesterday, at
the invitation of the Israeli authorities,
in Israel helicopters, in order to inves-
tigate the 'reports concerning Egyptian
stragglers in the area.
"It was determined that there are
not many stragglers. Containers filled
with water are being dropped from the
air to all stragglers who have been
spotted.
'Representatives of the International
Red Cross, accompanied by Brigadier-
General Shmuei Eyal, of Israel's Gen-
eral Staff, yesterday toured the main
roads in the Sinai Peninsula and saw
no Egyptian soldiers wandering in the
area.
"The Red Cross personnel have met
with local commanders of the Israeli
Defense Forces in the area and learned
from them of the orders that had been
given to them to search, with heli-
copters, planes and other means, for
Egyptian stragglers, to tranport them
to POW camps and to provide them
with food and water. These orders are
continuously being carried out.
"In two locations in the Sinai the
Red Cross representatives have seen
interned Egyptian soldiers, talked with
them and witnessed that proper treat-
ment was given to them.
"The Red Cross representatives saw
the arrival of Egyptian soldiers to the
main roads, who were subsequently
transported to the Suez Canal and re-
turned to Egypt.
"For several days the Israeli author-
ities have been transporting to the
Suez Canal Egyptian soldiers who have
given themselves up. 550 surrendered
yesterday in the vicinity of the road
leading to Ismailia and 150 the day
before. About 6,000 Egyptian soldiers
have given themselves up in recent
days.
"Yesterday Israel returned to Egypt
20 wounded soldiers and 36 today.
"The International Red Cross per-
sonnel expressed their satisfaction of
the manner in which the Israeli author-
ities were handling this situation."

So how long can a little lost shoe store stay
lost? Especially when it isn't so little. (In
fact, it's big enough to be a fashion center
and have more Florsheims and other quality
shoes in a huge range of sizes, widths, colors
and patterns than you'll find in most other
places.) But lost it was. And then, one by
one, people started finding it. And they
bought shoes, and some of them got their
pictures in the Jewish News. But it finally
got to where there were a lot more people
than there could be pictures. So what could
we do? We had a choice to make: either
stop running pictures or get lost again. And
what kind of choice was that? Well it's a
lot more serious than choosing a rye bread
with seeds or without. It's more like choos7
ing between square challa sliced and a twist
challa unsliced.

PH ILLI

NORTHLAND CENTER

1..,e

at the south end of the Center
Lots "G" or
Right near Wright Kay

STER
THE UNIROYA
IF IT SAVES YOUR LIFE ONCE ...
IT'S A BARGAIN!

With Uniroyal Masters on your car, you'll never know when you
pick up a nail.
Because we put a Seal Rite lining in our tire. Seal Rite is a special
compound that covers the inside of the air chamber.
When you hit a nail or a spike, the lining grips the puncturing
object and seals in the air. Instead of a blowout, you get a slowout.
And it could make all the difference in the world.

ABE PPAS
RP. KING

TIRE CENTER
R

31 W. MONTCALM
PONTIAC . . . FEderal 3-7068
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