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August 25, 1967 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-08-25

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rs. Weizmann's
Recollections Mark
Published Memoirs


12—Friday, August 25, 1967

Jordanians Go Home in Style

As contrasted with the usual trudging home afoot, these Jor-
danian refugees ride back on the west side of the Jordan River in
style after crossing at the Allenby Bridge. Returnees are expected
to number about 30,000 by the Aug. 31 deadline.

Opposition Mounts in House
Against Training Arabs in U.S.

tion to administration plans to
double the number of servicemen
receiving military training in this
country within the coming year is
mounting on Capitol Hill.
Disclosure of these plans was
the first indication since the Arab-
Israeli war, when all U.S. military
shipments to the Middle East were
suspended, that the U.S. would
expand any aspect of its military
aid programs to countries in that
Several congressmen privately
voiced their reservations and said
they would oppose the move. A
defense department letter informed
the House armed services com-
mittee that them. were 326 Arab
servicemen now receiving training
in this country and that the num-
ber would he increased to 633 dur-
ing the fiscal year ending June 30. i
The administration's position was
made clear in a letter from the
Pentagon to Rep. Mandel Rivers,
head of the committ in response
to inquiries initiated by Rep. Los-
ter Wolff of New York.
Rep. Wolff who made the cor-
respondence public said he planned
to offer an amendment to the for-
eign aid bill designed to halt most
U.S. military aid to the Arab
states. especially those that fought
Israel and broke relations with the
United States, or which condoned
mass demonstrations against the
United States.
His amendment. Roo. Wolff said,
would be directed against Syria.
UAR. Iraq. Algeria. Yemen. Sudan
and Jordan, which had signed
military alliances with the UAR
in preparation for the war against
Earlier, the administration had

stated that all military aid to
the Middle East was "under re-

view." but spokesmen later indi•
cated that this policy might

change in order to offset Soviet
efforts to win new clients for
Soviet arms. Jordan officials
also indicated they expected U.S.
shipments of arms as a counter-
weight to Soviet offers of mili-
tary aid to that country.

The rationale for American , mili-
tary aid to the Middle Eastern
nations was contained in the letter
to Rep. Rivers from Townsend
Hoopes, deputy assistant Secretary
of Defense for International Se-
curity Affairs. Ile stated that while
the U.S. has a policy of "friend-


Through the personal recollec-
tions of Vera Weizmann, widow
of Chaim Weizmann, first presi-
dent of Israel, emerges a portrait
of the birth and growth of the
state of Israel. Her memoirs, as
told to David Tutaev, titled "The
Impossible Takes. Longer," will be
published Sept. 13 by Harper &
In her book, Mrs. Weizmann,
who died Sept. 1966, chronicles
her life with Chaim Weizmann
from their first meeting in Geneva,
where as a young medical student
she was captivated and converted
to the Zionist cause by Weizmann,
to present day Israel which she
and her husband were instrumental
in building.
Much of the material in the
book is based on the never-before-
published diaries of Mrs. Weiz-
mann written from 1916 to her
husband's death in 1952.
Reporting her husband's first
visit, accompanied by General
Allenby, to the land which was to
become Israel, Mrs. Weizmann re-
lates how the General, choked by
the dust and the heat, exclaimed
to Dr. Weizmann, "Do you really
believe that any damn Jew will
come to this bloody country?"
Her own initial trip to Palestine
inspired a similar reaction. "I
could not imagine that I should
ever be able to settle in such a
country," she states in her book.
"My visit to Palestine, to which I
had looked forward so much, was
an abysmal disappointment. The
country was desolate and all the
trees were gray with dust: there
had been no rain for five months,
and the heat was unbearable. Con-
ditions in Palestine in 1919 were
very primitive indeed!"
The Weizmanns' crusade took
them around the world and brought
them into contact with people—
from Lenin to Lloyd George—who
would go down in history.

ship and protection" toward Israel,
"we have national interests of the '
highest importance in the Arab '
world." The basic American goal,
he said, was "to encourage and
strengthen the moderate Arab
The Pentagon letter maintained
that the one means of keeping
friendly ties with the Arab coun-
tries and promoting Arab modera-
tion was in "training selected
military officers who may be to-
morrow's political and economic
The Defense Department re-
vealed it would bring 296 service-
men from Libya, 121 from Saudi
Arabia, 102 from Morocco, 60 from Israeli Documentary Film
Jordan, 30 from Lebanon, and 24 Wins First Prize at
from Tunisia, along with 61 from International Festival
Israel during the fiscal year 1968
ending June 30.
documentary film titled "The Se-
cret of Shock," dealing with the
Hints from unidentified Egyp-
prevention of labor accidents, re-
tian officials that Egypt might
ceived the first prize last night at
reopen the Suez Canal and allow
the Fifth International Labor Films
unimpeded passage to Israeli
festival here. The film was sent to
ships in the Tiran Strait in ex-
the festival by the Histadrut, Is-
change for an Israeli pullback rael's labor federation.

from the Sinai Peninsula were
reported here.

Most Egyptian Jews Under Arrest

PARIS — Sixty to 70 per cent of the Jewish male population in
Egypt are in jail, a French reporter for Le Monde reported Tuesday
after a recent visit to Egypt. Eric Rouleaa gave that figure in a

report on Radio Europe.
Immediately after the end of the June war, it was reported

that hundreds of Jewish nationals in Egypt who did not have
foreign passports were rounded up and jailed. Those with foreign
passports were expelled.

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