Arab Provides News-Worthy Sight
This news vendor is an Arab. He is selling Hebrew newspapers
in the Old City of Jerusalem—a sight unthinkable two months ago.
Catholic Offici 1 in West Bank Rejects
Charges Again t Israel Made in Jordan
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A atholic charges emanating from Jordan
official in the Israeli - held West that some Catholic churches in the
Bank section of Jordan denied area had been closed because of
"improper behavior by Israeli visi-
tors. Father Batkhish, secretary of
the Patriarchate, not only rejected
the charges but also expressed ap-
preciation for Israeli orders con-
cerning treatment of the holy
Printed notices were posted yes-
terday on all Christian holy places
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Three Is- for all non-Christians. The notices
raeli boys were arrested here Mon- ordered removal of hats by such
day on charges of stealing the pre- visitors and a ban on eating, smok-
cious tiara which had been taken ing and drinking on the premises.
almost two weeks ago from the The orders also banned visits dur-
head of a wooden statue to the ing religious services and admon-
Virgin Mary in the Church of the ished visitors to dress properly
Holy Sepulchre here.
"as befits a place of worship."
Israeli police said the boys were
apprehended after they had tried
to sell gold taken from the tiara
to a dealer here. The thieves had
apparently broken down the tiara,
trying to sell it piecemeal. Police
said that more arrests in the case
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
Most of the gems were reported
NEW YORK — Arab countries
recovered in a carpetnry shop.
Police report that a precious will lose an estimated $20,000,000
stone from the center of one of in tourist business from American
the seven stars in the halo is still travelers this year if Washington
continues to restrict U.S. citizens
The objects included a gold halo visits to the Middle East, the
with inlaid jewels donated by American society of travel agents
Queen Maria of Portugal in 1624, reported Wednesday.
six gold hearts and a pair of
The restriction was imposed
early in June when the latest
The gold from the halo had been .Arab-Israel Crisis began, and was
sold to a jeweler's store in Ramat lifted on June 2 for visits to some,
Gan. a Tel Aviv suburb. The gems but not all, of the Arab countries.
were found in the shop of one of It remains in effect for nonessen-
the arrested boys.
tial travel to the United Arab Re-
The three were remanded in public, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and
custody for 15 days Tuesday by , Yemen.
a Tel Aviv magistrate court. They
According to the society, the
are: Ephriam Yaffe, 20; Pinhas
UAR may now be losing as
Alono Aloni, 20; and Avraham
much as $1,000,000 a week be-
cause of the decline in Amer-
M. E. Travel Ban
May Cost Arabs
$2,500,000 in Damages
to Buildings Toll of War
ican and other foreign visitors.
Last year these numbered
about 500.000. Jordan was ex-
pected to be a major loser, as
well. Last year it earned $27,-
500,000 from tourism.
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israeli civil-
ians suffered damages totaling 7,-
Israel, the travel agents pre-
500,000 Israeli pounds ($2,500,000) dicted, will reverse the antici-
to buildings hit by firing during the pated trend by setting a record in
fighting in the June war, it was tourist earnings. Foreign visitors
announced here by Mordechai Ben- last year numbered 350,000—among
tov, minister of housing.
them 150,000 American citizens
Of the total, he said, damages who spent $28,000,000.
of 5,000,000 pounds were suffered
in Jerusalem. In Israeli agricul-
tural settlements, 36 kibutzim and
18 moshavim (cooperative settle-
ments) reported heavy damages to
300 dwellings, 10 communal dining
halls, 15 classrooms, six clinics
and four cultural centers. The fig-
ures, Bentov said, were based on
damage claims filed with his min-
istry, 4,000 of those claims being
filed in Jerusalem alone.
8 Friday, August 18, 1967
Israeli Official to Talk on War 'for Shower
Harold Black, assistant to Mayor
Cavanagh, and Hillel Haramati,
member of Kibutz Ein Dor, will
share the platform at a meeting
sponsored by Americans for Pro-
gressive Israel-Hashomer Hatzair
8:30 p.m. Monday at the Labor
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Israelis Visit Germany
BONN (JTA)—A group of 33 stu-
dents from Tel Aviv, now touring
West Germany, were guests of
Heinz Kuehn, the prime minister
of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Dus-
seldorf. The prime minister, a
staunch friend of Israel, came out
strongly for Israel's case in the
May-June crisis and war.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
consultant in the extension service
Black, a housing specialist, will of the department of agriculture in
show his films taken immediately Israel and is in the United States
before the war. Haramati will com- on a mission in connection with his
work. After discussion, a coffee
ment on the war period.
Haramati, the former Hillel hour is planned. The public is in-
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