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July 28, 1967 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-07-28

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Loans to Finance Arms Deals With Arabs
Condemned; Sales for Profit' Assailed

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Israel Issues Victory Coin

A sterling silver "Victory Coin" with a nominal value of 10

pounds (S3.33) is being minted by the Bank of Israel and will be dis-
tributed in North America in September. One side of the coin shows
the Wailing Wall of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem and the date
on which it was restored to Jewish worship. The other side will
bear the emblem of Israel's Defence Forces and the nominal value.
Only 50,000 coins will be minted in proof condition. They are dis-
tinguishable by their highly polished surface and the tiny Hebrew
letter 'mem' which appears on all Israeli proof coins. Advance mail
orders will be processed by the Israel Discount Bank and the Bank
Leumi le-Israel in New York. Since an extremely heavy demand
is anticipated, orders will be limited to one proof coin per customer.
The official government issue price is 510 plus 50 cents for postage
and handling.

the Israelis, "with one-fith of their
own airforce destroyed, take the
darkest view" of Arab intentions.
-The columnist said that President
Johnson had not yet endorsed the
idea "but a consensus of his sub-
ordinates is reluctantly espousing
the shipment of weapons to Israel
and Jordon as the only discernible
means to avert a new war if the'
Russians keep up the pace of their
resupplies to the United Arab Re-
public." He added that" the Presi-
dent's advisors have on intention of
urging that he abandon the West's
stake in the Arab nations but they
see no way to avoid the necessity

of insuring that Israel is strong
enough to rebuff any second-round
attack by the Arabs."

In July 1964, Frederick Smith
found in his possession a book
overdue since 1827 from the li-
brary at Bishop's Stortford, Eng-
land. The accumulated fines were
estimated to be 550 pounds
(S1.540.)

PL FIc()Pri...
15ETIEF-Alet,YRTIT's siETIT

DEAL WITH. A REPUTABLE BROKER

MEMBER DETROIT REAL ESTATE BOARD

1967-7

Libya Expels Its Jews; 1,500 Leave Tunisia

`

WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON (JTA) —Chair- well for the Isra ells on June 5 It n‘ tat on to another world war ...
man Stuart Symington of the Near is hard to believe that the Rus- Denouncing Israel at this time will
Eastern Subcommittee of the Sen- sians have this in mind but the surely weaken that nation's posi-
ate Foreign Relations Committee Israelis, with one-fifth of their lion."
accused the Administration of own air force destroyed, take the
Noting Moscow's support of the
using " a trick of backdoor finan- darkest view of their intentions." Arabs Burke said: "It is treason-
to ship arms to Arabs and
In a survey of the current at-
ous to world democracy that we
others without the knowledge and titude here toward the Mideast
should not back Israel."
consent of Congress. The Missouri arms race, Bartlett wrote that
The Senate Foreign Relations •
Democrat, former Secretary of the "President Johnson has not yet
Committee 'amended the Foreign
Air Force, criticized the "Country endorsed the idea but a con-
Aid Bill to require the adminis-
X" loans made by
the U. S. Ex- sensus of his subordinates is re-
tration to provide more complete
port-Import Bank to finance
information on proposed arms
arms luctantly espousing the ship-
purchased largely by the Arab ment of weapons to Israel and
transactions. The committee ac-
states. He said he doubted that a Jordan as the only discernible
tion followed disclosure that
single senator knew of the arms means to avert a new war if the
Arab arms acquisitions had been
financing program initiated in
financed by secret "Country N"
Russians keep up the pace of
1964 and he announced that he their resupplies to the UAR."
loans by the U.S. Export-Import
would vote in the Foreign Rela- '
Bank
e report said "the Presi-
b
Committee to abolish the re-
The committee deferred action
dent's advisers have no intention
vowing fund from which "Country dent's
of urging that he abandon the on proposals of the limitation of
X" loans are made.
e rs S ec-
West s stake in the Arab nations. arms sales until after it hears
State Department spokesman But, they see no way to avoid the retary of Defense McNamara. Sen.
Robert McCloskey said consulta- necessity of insuring that Israel J. , William Fulbright Arkansas
tions were continuing on the' is strong enough to rebuff any see- Democrat and chairman of the corn-
question of American arms ship- and-round attack by the Arabs." , the , noted that in some cases
meats to other nations. He de-
U,States gave economic
He said "it is depressing that the U
dined to comment on congres-
I aid to certain countries
es and thus, •
sional criticism of secret finan- a nation as powerful as the United he said, enabled them to buy arms
States cannot make a more solid
ing of arms for Arab states.
from France. France had been the
contribution to the fragile peace. main
source of aircraft for Israel
At Columbus, Ga., U. S. Army , The risk of reviving the arms race
authorities said Monday that I is emotionally repulsive but realis- prior to the June war.
seven Arab officers from nations tically it seems to be the only lev- The State Department and the ,
that severed relations with Ameri- erage that Washington can exert Embassy of Israel both issued de-
vials of a widely-publicized and
can and declared war against
on the situation as it now stands."
news report asserting that
Israel were taking military train-
Rep, J. Herbert Burke, Flori- detailed
Israel was offering this country
ing courses at Fort Benning, the da Republican, said Tuesday that
army's infantry and paratroop cen- criticism by President Johnson captured Soviet-built arms and
ter. Two Iraqi and five Sudanese of Israel's annexation of Jeru- equipment in exchange for special
categories of American-made
officers will be permitted to com- salem amounted to an appease-
weapons. The report, which eman-
plete their studies "as a matter of ment of Communisim and "So-
ated from Bonn, said the Israeli
practicality:"
viet-backed Arab states.
offer included several secret
United States arms supply to
Referring to Soviet demands for weapons which had not even been
the Arabs continued to be an
Israeli withdrawal, Rep. Burke released by Moscow to its Com-
issue here Tuesday as Rep, told the House that "backing down munist allies.
Thomas M. Pelly, Washington to the Communist demands at this
Rep. Seymour Halpern, N.Y.
Republican, accused Secretary time could cause another perma-
Republican, told the House that
of Defense McNamara of justi- nently divided city such as Ber-
the
administration was quietly
fying arms sales for profit, lin."
seeking methods of financing new
Rep. Pelly said "McNamara has
Rep, Burke announced "I fully
arms shipments to Jordan. He
taken the position that the admin- back Israel's claim to all her ter-
said be would oppose the fiscal
istration arms sales were good for ritorial gains and President John-
authorization
unless Jordan first
American business, This may ex- son should keep his nose out of
made peace with Israel.
plain the role of the government the issue at this late date."
The
New
Yorker
referred to the
in making arms available to both
He said that Israeli single-hand-
Soviet rearmament of the
the Arabs and the Jews."
ed action saved the area from a heavy
Arab states and said that "the
Charles Bartlett, syndicated col- Communist victory and rescued
least we can do is to assure Israel
umnist, wrote in the Washington the United States from another
of all the necessary jets and other)
Evening Star that the Soviet re- Vietnam.
equipment
to replace the equip- I
supply to the Arabs was such that
Burke said that "it we don't
ment depleted during the conflict ;
"they will be able before long to honor our commitments and back
and balance the flow of MIG-23s
contemplate an imitation of the Israel in the face of the Soviet-
pre-emptive strike that worked so backed Arab states, it is a direct and other super-sophisticated
weapons from Russia to the
Arabs."
The Soviet resupply of arms and
equipment to the Arabs has
reached such a level that the
Arabs "will be able before long
to contemplate an imitation of the
pre-emtive strike that worked so
well for the Israelis on June 5,"

a Washington Star columnist re-
ported. Charles Bartlett said that

Friday, July 28,

DUSSELDORF — The expulsion to the Jewish community and ask-
restore order, but
of Jews from Libya has started, ed measures
according to Allegemeine Wochen- more than 1.500 Jews have left
zeitung, newspapaer published in Tunisia.
Dusseld6rf.
Despite efforts of the Moroccon
Jews are receiving exit docu- government to protects that
ments and an order to leave the country's Jews. -hundreds have re-
country. being told to take only portedly i,:ft Morocco.
clothes and a small amount of
Of the original 750.000 Jew•;
money. It is expected that, in time.
all 5,000 Jews in Tripoli will re- living in Arab countries, the Times
reported, there are now about
ceive the order.
Jewish synagogues and shops 100,000 still living in Arab coun-
were set on fire when the war be- tries. Some 500.000 have moved to
gan June 5. Some Jews were at- Israel.
tacked on the streets and killed.
About a thousand inmates of the
ghetto in Tripoli were reportedly
For Some
interned in a camp.
of the
The London Times reported mob
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violence in Tunisia, resulting in
damage and loss of life. President
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