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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-07-14

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Jerusalem Arabs to Study Hebrew; Israel to Pump Oil in Sinai

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mayor -
Teddy K o I I e k announced that ,
quick-study Hebrew language In-;
panim courses would be started
soon for Jerusalem's Arab popu-
lation. He also announced that an
advisory committee for Arab resi-
d•nts of Old Jerusalem would he
established soon and co-opted to
the Jerusalem City Council. He
made the announcements after the
first City Council meeting to be
held since new and old Jerusalem
ere reunited.

The Chief Rabbinate Council
meanwhile appealed to the Jerusa-
lem Municipality, and to the min-
istry of religious affairs to close
the approaches to the Wailing
Wall in the Old City to vehicles on
Saturday to prevent "mass dese-
cration of the site on the Sab-
bath by organized motor tours and
other vehicles.

At the same time the Old City
was being prepared for a resump-
tion of tourism, this time under
Israeli auspices. Its hotels have
peen authorized to reopen and
have received temporary gradings
from the Israeli Tourism Ministry.
The famous Rockefeller Museum,
which houses some of the world's
rarest Holy Land finds, has been
opened.

Premier Levi Eshkol told a
seminar attended by AMerican
Conservative rabbis here Sunday
night that Israel needed in-
creased immigration from the
United States which would make
an important contribution to the
nation's economic development
and security. The event was a
joint meeting of the Histadrut,
Israel's labor federation, and
the Rabbinical Assembly of
America. (Rabbi Jacob E, Segal
of Detroit is a seminar partici-
pant).
Eshkol emphasized that Israel
row controlled vast territories
Liter the victory in the June war
while half of its pre-war area wafts
still uninhabited. Ile said Israel
needed new settlers to fill some
of this vacuum and that they could
come only from lands of affluence.
He also said that while territorial
expansion was not necessarily
vital. Israel would not evacuate
occupied Arab areas until a satis-
factory peace agreement was
achieved.
Government and Jewish Agency
officials will meet this week to
map out detailed plans for immi-
gration and adequate absorption
methods, following agreement he-
tv'een Eshkol and Dr. Nahum
Goldmann, president of the World
Zionist Organization.
The tremendous wave of en-
thusiasm for Israel which rose
with the six-day war in the Jew-
ish communities throughout the
world has encouraged leaders
here to believe that this is the
opportune moment to develop
large-scale immigration from the
affluent lands of the West,

In some political quarters, the
suggestion is again being heard
that a special portfolio for the en-
couragement of immigration and
its handling should be set up in
the Israel Cabinet.

World Jewish Congress
Appeals for Increased
Immigration into Israel
The governing council of the
World Jewish Congress concluded
its session here Sunday with a call
on Jewish communities throughout
the free world to step up immigra-

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unprecedented re-
Citing the
sponse by world Jewry to the chal-
lenge of "Israel's historic victory"
in last month's Arab-Israel war,
the WJC body declared in a state-
ment: "We call upon all Jewish
communities to give substance and
significance to their response
through aliyah (immigration), in-
tensification of economic coopera-
tion in the upbuilding of Israel
and the development of its institu-
tions and to strengthen the spiri-
tual and cultural resources of
Jewish tradition by education of
children and adults alike."
Egypt has indicated no de-
sire to secure the repatriation
of the 5,000 Egyptian prisoners
of war now in Israeli hands,
Gen. Chaim Herzog, the -Kol
Israel military commentator, re-
ported Monday. Among the
prisoners are four generals.
Ile said that Nasser did not
want the prisoners back because
they knew the truth about the
Egyptian military debacle which
Nasser has attempted to conceal
from his people and would spread
the information.
.

Israel to Start Pumping Oil
From Captured Sinai Wells

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Lapidot
Oil Israel has undertaken to
operate the Sinai oilfields seized
bv Israeli forces in last month's
war and located mainly along the
shore of the Red Sea and in some
offshore areas.
While some of the pumping in-
stallations were damaged during
the fighting, most of the equip-
ment is intact.
The output of the Sinai oilfields
is rated at 4,700,000 tons annually,
considerably more than the 3,-
500,000 ton annual consumption
rate of Israel. Young scientists at
the Hebrew University have been
for summer
asked to resister
work prospecting for oil in the
Siani fields.
Italy's slat e-owned ENI oil
group, which is 50 per cent owner
of the Sinai wells, reported Mon-
day in Rome ENI was not "col-
laborating" with the Israelis in
the pumping operations, but was
not protesting. ENI officials denied
that any financial arrangements
had been made with Israel.

travel to the occupied west bank
of the Jordan.
Lawrence Michelmore, head of
the UN Relief and Works Agency,
reported that 150,000 Arabs left
the west bank of the Jordan, that
80,000 to 100,000 might be refugees
previously registered with the
UNRWA, and he urged Arabs who
fled from occupied Jordanian areas
to return to the west bank by Aug.
10.
Israel Ambassador to Italy Ehut
Avriel had a long and private audi-
ence with Pope Paul VI and there-
after the ambassador left for Jeru-
salem for consultations. Osserva-
tore della Domenica, emphasizing
the Vatican's stand on the inter-
nationalization of Jerusalem, said
the Church never changed its
stand on the subject since 1948.

Jordan's Prime Minister Saad
Jumaa told parliament at Amman
that his country will have to aban-
don policies of the last 19 years,
will have to reorganize the think-
ing on Israel and oppose the mis-
leading propaganda which led to
the "catastrophe." He singled out
for censure Ahmed Shukairy,
leader of the Palestine Liberation
Army. and urged a summit meet-
ing to recast Arab policies on
Israel.
Belguim has agreed to handle
Israel's interests in Yugoslavia
during the suspension of diploma-
two
the
relations between
tic
countries.
On his visit in Jerusalem, U. S.
Senator Daniel B. Brewster of
Maryland said the U. S. should
extend de facto recognition to Is-
rael's unification of the Old City
of Jerusalem with the New City.
Egypt is asking married couples
to give up their wedding rings to
make up for losses due to the
closing of the Suez Canal which
amount to $500,000 a day. The
weekly newspaper Akher says the
value of wedding rings equals a
year's revenue from the canal.

• • *

French Minister of Information
Georges Gorse said the French
government "has no new intiative
in view" following the failure of
the United Nations General Assem-
bly to adopt operative resolutions
on the Middle East, The French
had strongly supported the unsuc-
cessful Yugoslav resolution.
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
told the Lions Club International
convention in Chicago that "there
should be adequate recognition
that three great religious have a
deep interest in the holy places of
Jerusalem." On the general Mid-
dle East question, Secretary Rusk
said the United States could im-
pose "no blueprint for peace" since
"the primary responsibility rests
upon those who live there and
upon their governments."
• • •

Official American sources
said the Soviet Union had al-
ready replaced one-half the num-
ber of jet planes lost by Egypt
and Syria during the six-day
war with Israel and about one-
quarter of the number of tanks
and vehicles. The Russjans were
also believed to have kent addi-
tional SAM ground-tn-air mis-
sile systems to Egypt.
Walt W. Rostow, President
Johnson's special assistant on in-
ternational security affairs, told Hits Christian Failure
a nationwide television audience to Speak Out on Israel
NEW YORK (JTA)—The direc-
Sunday that the Soviet resupply of
arms to the Arab states had been tor of interreligious affairs of the
American
Jewish Committee told
"substantial" but that it was too
soon to say flatly that the Soviets religious news writers that "the
had opted for resumption of the profound disparity in the respec-
arms race. Appearing on the tive responses of Jews and Chris-
"Meet the Press" program. Rostow tians to the plight of Israel during
said it had been clear since 1955 the days in which that Jewish
' that Russia had been trying to community was threatened with
expand Its in:luence in the Mid- extinction reveals that Christians
and Jews are still separated by a
dle East.
Ambassador Avraliam- Harman great abyss of lack of mutual
of Israel drew attention to the knowledge and understanding.
Rabbi Marc H. Tanenhaum told
"massive resupply" of Soviet arms
to Egypt and other Arab states the annual meeting of the Reli-
gious
Newswriters Association
when he appeared on a Washing-
ton television program Sunday. In that in future interfaith dialogues,
response to questions about assur- Christians must understand "the
ances that the United Nations Se- profound historical, religious and
; curity Council would consider liturgical meaning of the land of
other issues after Israeli forces Israel and of Jerusalem to the
were withdrawn to the pre - June 5 Jewish people."
The Jews recalled with gratitude
borders, Harman cited past Soviet
vetos blocking Security Council the position taken by outstanding
action, stressed that the countries individuals, Catholic and Protes-
of the Middle East should not be tant, Rabbi Tanenbaum noted, but
"pawns in anybody's hands," and he said "the faliure of the 'diplo-
said it was up to the people of matic' institutions of Christendom
the region to solve their problems. to speak an unequivocal word in
Latest developments in the Mid- defense of the preservation of the
Jewish people will haunt the
dle East are, in summary:
Arabs now living in the Gaza agenda of future Jewish-Christian
Strip have been informed they can , dialogues for years to come."

14—Friday, July 14, 1967

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

He said Jews would now be more
responsive to the plight of the
Arab refugees, "which has become
such a preoccupation on the part
of so many Christian institutions
and leaders" and he urged Chris-
tian leaders also to be increasingly
aware of the rights of Jewish
refugees from Arab countries
where Jews "are being subjected
to ruthless persecution and oppres-
sion."
He said pressure to interna-
tionalize all of Jerusalem would
"intensify the politicalization of
the present problems and increase
the difficulties for peaceful settle-
ment." He said Christian leaders,
including the Vatican, were con-
cerned about assurance of free-
dom of access to the Holy Places
and noted that Israel had already
demonstrated that this "is a basic
policy of its government."
• • •

G. Ayers, president of Common-
wealth Edison Co.; Dr. H. Bruce
Baldwin, president of Horn and
Hardhart Baking Co.; Lewis Eil-
ers, president of Eastman Kodak
Co.; Paul A. Johnston, president
of Glen Alden Corp.; C. Jay Park-
inson, president of Anaconda Co.;
Peter T. Sinclair, president of
Crown Zellerbach Corp.; Walter
Wheeler, Jr., chairman of Pitney-
Bowes, Inc. and Joseph C. Wil-
son, chairman of Xerox Corp.
* • s .

Gaza to Be Open to Israeli Tour

Bank Leami Opens Branch

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Gaza
Strip will be fully open to visits
by Israelis beginning Sunday, it
was announced here. While no
permits will be needed, each Is-
raeli visitor will be required to
carry his identity card.

Meanwhile, Bank Leumi L'Israel
became the first Israeli bank to
NEW YORK (JTA) — The heads open a branch in Gaza. The
of more than 20 of the largest branch will carry out only limited
corporations in the country have functions. While it will accept Is-
telegraphed President Johnson ex- raeli currency, it will disperse only
pressing their support of his pro- Egyptian pounds.
gram for settlement of the cur-
Arkia, Israel's domestic airline,
rent Middle East crisis.
has expanded its services to in-
They urged that Israel should clude connections between all
not be called upon to withdraw major airports in Israel and Kal-
from its present positions until andia Airport near the Old City
there is an over-all settlement of Jerusalem as well as flights
on the President's five over - Sinai and Sharm el Sheikh.
based
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These principles, proposed to
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Arthur J. Goldberg, call for rec-
ognition of the right of national
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