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Israel Checks 'Incitement to Subversion'

(Continued from Page 1)
with the principles and require-
ments of the convention." Legal
experts of UNESCO visited Israel
from July 16 to 18 to discuss cer-
tain aspects of the convention. The
government of Israel is now await-
ing the views of the director gen-
eral of UNESCO following those
As for the appointment of a
"neutral state" in accordance with
Article 9 of the Hague Convention.
this "neutral state," suggested by
Egypt. is a state that does not rec-
ognize Israel and does not maintain
diplomatic relations with her. "That
state cannot therefore be consid-
ered as neutral," said Rosenne in
his letter.
He also drew the attention of U
Thant to the fact that "the govern-
ment of Israel has not yet been
advised that the government of the
UAR. among other governments,
has announced readiness for recip-
rocal compliance with the conven-
tion. in particular a willingness to
agree to the appointment of a com-
missioner-general for its country."

UNRWA Confusion Ends

with the United Nations Relief and
Works Agency which is expected to
bring an end to a practice of an-
nual UNRWA reports to the UN
General Assembly containing the
anti-Israel views of Arab host coun-
tries for the Arab refugees.
The agreement, worked out by
UNRWA Commissioner - General
Laurence Michelmore and the
Israeli foreign ministry, provides
that he will prepare his annual
report this year with Israeli offi-
cials. The need for such an agree-
ment stemmed from the fact that
about 500,000 Arab refugees now
live in Israeli-occupied Arab terri-
tories. It was understood that the
report can no longer be prepared
on the basis of consultations with

hostile Arab countries.

Two out of four Arab notables
who were banished from Jerusa-
lem Sunday on charges of "incite-
ment to subversion" against Is-
rael professed their willingness
Tuesday to cooperate with Israeli
authorities. They made their
statements in newspaper inter-

The four were Anwar El Khatib,
the former district commissioner of
JERUSALEM — An agreement Old Jerusalem under King Hussein
was reached Wednesday by Israel of Jordan; Ibrahim Bailer, a Com-

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Thant Believed to Be Bidding
Aral* States Recognize Israel

United Nations Secretary-General
U Thant told a world conference
of Quakers here that he hoped the
Security Council would give atten-
tion now "to the deep-rooted
causes" of the Middle East crisis
and - take appropriate measures to-
wards ensuring a durable peace in
the region."
Such efforts, he said, should be-
gin by reaffirmation of the prin-
ciple enunciated in the UN Char-
ter, making it obligatory for all
member states "to refrain in their
international relations from the
threat or use of force against the
territorial integrity or political in
dependence of any state. or in any
other manner inconsistent with the
purposes of the United Nations."
Thant delivered his major ad-
dress here before the fourth
Friends World Conference, a par-
ley convened every 15 years, and
held in the United States for the
first time in 30 years. About 900
delegates from 34 countries were
in his audience. He noted that the
Middle East crisis that developed
this year "posed one of the grav-
est threats to the peace of the
world that has been experienced
since World War II." "I may say."
he added. "that it continues to be
ominous and menacing."
Thant's statement yesterday
that "there is imperative need
for making a fresh search for
peace in the Middle East so that
the rights of all countries in the
area may be respected" was in-
terpreted by UN observers as
advice to the Arab states to re-
cognize the existence of Israel.
Diplomats at the UN noted that
one of the major difficulties in the
Middle East situation was the re-
fusal of the Arab states to recog-
nize the existence of Israel and
to accord it the rights of a sover-
eign state. They took Thant's
statement as advice to the Arab
states to change this stand.
The Arab states meanwhile were
awaiting the outcome of a meeting
of their foreign ministers at Khar-.!
toum to determine their next stra-
tegy moves. It was considered
likely here that the Arab states—
probably Jordan—would ask for a
meeting of the Security Council
soon to consider the Jerusalem
situation in the light of the two
General Assembly resolutions bidH
ding Israel to restore the former
status of the city.
Ambassador Roger Seydoux of
France became president of the
Security Council for the month of
August, succeeding the Ethiopian
Ambassador E. Makonnen. The

32—Friday, August 4, 1967

Arab states and the Soviet Union,
it was believed, were awaiting the
change in the presidency before
seeking resumption of the debates
on the Middle East situation.
Representatives of several
Latin American states did not con-
ceal their concern and anger over
the fact that representatives of
Egypt, Syria and Algeria were tak-
ing part in a - tri-continental soli-
darity conference" in Havana.
sponsored by Fidel Castro, aimed
encouraging and , assisting
movements for the overthrow of
the governments in a number of
Latin American countries. Presi-
dent Nasser has invited the con-
ference to hold its meeting in
Cairo next year.

Nils-Goran Cussing, the Sec-
retary-General's personal repre-
sentative to the Near East on
Humanitarian Problems, will re-
port next week to Thant on his
trip to the Middle East. Gussing
returned Sunday to Beirut after
visiting Damascu s, Amman,
Cairo, Jerusalem and the Gaza
Strip. Israeli officials discussed
with him in Jerusalem last week
the plight of the Jews in the
Arab lands, a problem that falls
within his terms of reference.

While Gen. Odd Bull reported
the Suez Canal area as being rela-
tively quiet, Egypt rejected his
proposals for cease-fire arrange-
ments and Israel's Defense Minis-
ter Moshe Dayan warned that new
dangers to peace were emerging.
The Israel government is sche-
duled to hold a series of consulta-
tions with its ambassadors to four
major posts.
Ambassador Gideon Rafael, Is-
rael's permanent representative to
the United Nations, left for Jeru-
salem tonight to participate in
those consultations. Ambassador
Avraham Harman. envoy to Wash-
ington, will join the talks in Jeru-
salem, as well as Ambassador
Aharon Ramez. who will come
from London, and Ambassador
Walter Eytan, who has been sum-
moned home from his post in
The British government, now
currently subjecting its Middle
East policies to exhaustive review,
summoned its envoys to Israel and
Jordan home for consultations.
They will engage in discussions
with Foreign Secretary George
Brown and top Foreign Ministry
officials on a number of pending
issues including the question of
provision of arms to the two coun-
tries, the future of the West Bank
area, now held by Israel and the
plight of Jordan.


munist lawyer from Ramallah; Ab-
del Nuhsein Abumizhar, a former
member of the Old Jerusalem Mu-
nicipal Council and a former lea-
der of the Baath Socialist Party:
and Daoud el Husseini, a member
of a well-known extremist Palestin-
ian party and onetime leader of the
Palestine Liberation Organization
in the West Bank section, now
under Israeli. control. They were
ordered "banished tinder police
surveillance" and taken to Safed.
Tiberias and Hadera.
Anwar El Khatib told the press
that he was a peaceful and moder-
ate man who had from the begin-
ning urged his fellow citizens in
Old Jerusalem to keep law and
order. He said he had only objected
to activities of the Israel Religious
Affairs Ministry. "interfering" in
what he consdered the internal af-
fairs of the Moslem clergy in the
Old City. Ibrahmim Baher similarly
asserted he could not understand
why the Israeli authorities had
acted against him. He said he had
done "nothing illegal."
The banished notables were
given freedom by the authorities to
choose their own lodgings and they
have freedom of movement within
the limits of the towns where they
were sent. They must report to the
police three times daily.
The four Arab notables were be- .
lieved to be accused of subversive
activities against the State of Is-
rael. They were arrested after mid-
night, given time to dress and pack
belongings and taken into detention
pending their assignment to lodg-
ings in outlying villages under
police supervision.
It was learned that five Arab

that opponents of the Israel occupa-
tion should not be treated too
Arab teachers who have been
using textbooks containing hostile
references to Israel were reported
to have refused to substitute re-
vised textbooks with the anti-Is-
raeli material deleted. Another in-
stance of Arab non-cooperation is
that lawyers in the Old City of
Jerusalem are reportedly consider-
ing refusing to appear in Israeli

Nablus was closed to Israeli
visitors because of an Arab dem-
onstration demanding Israel's
withdrawal of military forces
from occupied areas.
In Jerusalem, Arabic leaflets.

ment with Egypt. The UAR
closed the canal at the begin-
ning of the June war.
Israel moved to encourage de-
velopment of trade in occupied
areas by establishing facilities
for free exchange of commodi-
ties among them.
In an address at Givat Haim,

Labor Minister Yigal Alton warned
Arab residents of the Old City
of Jerusalem that "Israel's humane
approach and attitude" toward
residents of occupied territory
should not be construed as a sign

of weakness. His warning was
aimed at the Arab religious leaders
who indicated resentment against
the Israeli regime, 25 of the Arab
leaders having sent a resolution

calling on Arabs to boycott Israelis to the Israel government stating
in the Old City, were found again they did not recognize the "an-
last night. The leaflets warned that nexation" of the Old City.
"collaborators" would get their
Soviet-made arms and equip-
"just deserts" when the Arabs "re-
ment captured by Israel have
conquered Palestine."
been put into operational use.

More houses near the Wailing
Wall will be demolished soon to
increase the length of the Jew-
ish shrine area from 30 to more
than 100 yards, officials reported
Wednesday. Owners of the
houses will be compensated in
accordance with Israel law-

* • •

Jordan had been systematical.
ly discriminating against her
West Bank territory, and two-
thirds of her investments were
channeled to the East Bank of
the Jordan River., according to
figures published by Israel's
Economic Planning Authority,

The new British heavy tank, the
Chieftan has been put to ex-
haustive tests by Israel to see how

it stands up to desert conditions.
These vehicles cost $260,000 each.
Paris Presse reported last week

that the French embargo on arms
sales to Israel would be lifted soon,

JERUSALEM — The seventh
annual festival of music and
drama opened Sunday, although
part of its original program was
changed by the six-day Arab-
Israeli war.
An Indian dance group cancel-
led it s three appearances at the
request of the Indian government,
an ardent supporter of the Arab
cause. Similar cancellations were
sent by choirs from Bulgaria and
A Scottish Jewish choir sent only
part of its group and a choral unit
from Los Angeles decided not to
come but to donate the travel costs
to the Israeli war effort.
Isaac Stern, violinist, will appear
in the festival along with Leonard
Rose, cellist, and Eugene Istomin,
Egyptian Officers Receiving
Training in East Germany
BERLIN (JTA) — About 30
Egyptian army officers are now
undergoing training in Communist


Before the June war, the West
Bank, with half of Jordan's popula-
tion had only 22 percent of the
professional unions—the doctors, country's industry and 16 percent
pharmacists, dentists, lawyers of her transport, the data showed.
and engineers—had sent a declar- Total industrial output of the West
ation to the Kadi, the Moslem Bank was 2 percent of Israel's pro-
religious leader in the Old City, duction—about as much as the
approving his opposition to the turnover of Israel's Dead Sea
Israelis on the reunification of Works alone.
The authority's research also
Jerusalem and his demand that
the Old City remain an integral pointed out that Israel tourism and
purchases in the West Bank area
part of the West Bank.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol made are likely to make up for the dis-
note of the mounting Arab opposi- trict's economic hardships caused
tion and warned Arabs in the occu- by loss of markets in Arab coun-
pied areas not to interfere with tries. West Bank exports mainly
the normal life of the areas and not have been of the agricultural
to compel Israel "to show its variety, and have been partly ab-
sorbed by Israel's shops and can- East Germany, it was learned here.
Eshkol said Israel will remain ning industry.
In addition, according to reports
Abba Eban said in an interview from East Germany, the Com-
in the occupied Jordanian, Syrian
with an Israel radio correspond- munist regime there has promised
and Egyptian areas until peace
ent that Israel will not object to to provide Egypt with military sup-
agreements are signed with the
any arrangement reactivating the plies valued at 180,000,000 marks
Arab states, and will keep in those
Suez Canal, if Israeli snips are (about $18,000,000). Deliveries
areas all the troops needed to
allowed free passage in the will include mainly machineguns
maintain order.
canal. The Foreign Minister said
Some Israeli observers maintain,
from the East German army as
that such an arrangement need well as 700 new trucks to be sent
that, on the whole, instances of non-
not be part of an overall settle- to Egypt this year.
cooperation were not extensive and

Yugoslav UN Ambassador Says Nasser
Expected Eventually to Confer Directly
With Israel; Bull Seeks 'Practical' Guide

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

slavia recognizes Israel, and its
right to exist, I hope, at this point,
will get more and more ground,"
Anton Vratusa, Yugoslavia's new
permanent representative to the
UN, said on Tuesday. The new am-
bassador insisted that Israeli
forces had to withdraw first. Asked
about President Nasser's recent
Cairo speech, he replied that this
speech "was more balanced. It
strengthened his position in the
Arab world and outside. and it
showed a sense of reality,"

The speech was given on the
annual revolutionary day com-
memorating the Egyptian revolu-

Pressed at this point and ask-
ed "does it mean that the UAR
is willing to talk to Israel, Vra-
tusa said that President Nasser
would be willing to talk directly
with Israel "but not now." "The
Arabs," he a d d e d, "must be
given the time to recover from
their setback."

A UN spokesman Tuesday ad- of the cease-fire in the Suez Canal
mitted after several days of silence area between Egypt and IsraeL"
that Gen. Odd Bull, the secretary- The UN spokesman emphasized
general's personal representative that these suggestions "are not
for the Middle East, is "making political proposals in any sense
certain suggestions for practical and are only "practical modali-
implementation and observations ties." Gen. Bull, continued the

Egyptian Journalist
for Britain in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Wandji
Gali, Egyptian journalist and
author who has been in exile
from Egypt for 10 years, living
mainly in London, has arrived
in Israel as a correspondent for
a number of British newspapers
and magazines.
Gali, a Copt, is being given

all facilities provided for other
foreign journalists or writers
here. He is allowed to travel
unaccompanied to any place in

Israel open to other correspond-

ents and is given guides when-
ever other correspondents are
provided such aid in covering

their assignments.

spokesman, "is not concerned with
political problems or proposals,
but only with practical sugges-
tions." The spokesman said on
certain problems and occasions
Gen. Bull has consulted with UN
headquarters before making his
suggestions to the parties con-

According to reports, Gen. Bull
has suggested to Israel and Egypt
that they refrain for a period of
one month from using any boats
in the Suez Canal.
Six French observers arrived in
the area and will be deployed in
the Suez Canal area soon. This
will bring the number of UN ob-
servers to 32, 16 on each side of
the canal.

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