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September 01, 1967 - Image 2

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-01

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Purely Commentary

Resort to 'Zionist Bogey'
Distorts Israel's Critics'
Views on Middle East Issue

By Philip


Rabin to Succeed
Avraham Harman
as Israel Envoy

Item 10: The Arab countries interfered militarily to re-
store the Palestinian Arabs (no word of what has happened to
A reviewer of several of the books published about the June wai
since or why they should be restored) and to liquidate
in the Middle East, writing in the Saturday Review, has shown that he
Israel. Despite their (i.e. Arab) victories, they were unable to
has been misled by anti-Jewish propaganda and has succumbed to the
Israel because of the interference of the Security Coun-
resort of anti-Zionism in an effort to disguise what may well have been
cil. So the fighting was stopped. Then fighting was resumed
really an anti-Jewish sentiment. When a person speaks of the "Zionist'
and a second truce declared and the matter came to an end
war he shows that he has been trapped by the haters of Israel.
with the division of Palestine into three parts: a Jewish part, a
That reviewer saw fit also to shed a few crocodile tears for the
part, and the Gaza Strip which comes under the rule
Arabs by expressing a sense
of the United Arab Republic.
tered the art of public relations." What about the years and years of
texts were direct instigations to murder and to war-
propaganda that was swallowed by the Christian world in the attacks on
fare. The arithmetic examples, history books, science stories all em-
and threats to exterminate Israel? Were these fables?
Let the misled turn back the pages of history. Turn, for instance, phasized that Jews and Israelis were enemies.
Is this art of public relations unknown to the misled writers who
to the editorial in The Detroit Jewish News of Aug. 2, 1962, nearly five
years before the June, 1967 war. The title of the editorial was "Is distort?
Early in July, Terence Smith, of the New York Times staff
Middle East War Inevitable?" It presented the facts not only about
in Israel, cabled to his paper on the status of the schools in
Arab threats and the instigations to war against Israel, but also the
newly-acquired territory, and he quoted this example
Russian role. That editorial could have been written in May 1967 and
from one of the Arabic arithmetic books: 'If 10 Fedayeen (Arab
the facts and the dangers were the same. What does it mean? Isn't it an
cross the border into Israel and kill 20 Zionists, what
indication that the Arabs' public relations—threats! threats! threats! is
is the average number of Jews killed by each of the Fedayeen?"
what they always were!—have not changed. And the fact that so many
Smith reported that in an art class for youngsters in the
Christians, the Saturday Review reviewer among them, have fallen for
second and third grades Israeli soldiers found drawings painted
the Arab anti-Israel propaganda is an indication that the art of hatred
by teachers and pupils depicting Zionist Jews with huge noses
has not collapsed.
being bayonetted by handsome Arab soldiers. Another reported
The most striking examples of that art have become apparent when
drawing showed "a Zionist Jew" assaulting an Arab woman while
the Arabic textbooks became available after Israelis gained control of
Arab refugees looked on in horror.
some of the territories previously held by Egypt and Jordan. Like the
This is the type of propaganda that has embittered Arabs and
textbooks that were found after the 1956 Sinai war, those used in the
was used to teach the children to bate and to train for murder.
Arabic schools aimed at instilling hatred and in emphasizing the need
We challenge the SatReview reviewer to show a single example
to conduct an endless war against Israel.
of hate-teaching in Israel. On the contrary, most efforts are
The manner in which history was distorted is revealed in a study
being made to inculcate a desire to be fair and to befriend the
made of these textbooks by Gideon Weigert who, in an article in the
Arabs. But there is the Fifth Column danger that lurks every-
Jewish Observer and Middle East Review of London, points to the fol-
where and the new evdience is of a re-emerging struggle that will
compel Israel to be on even more vigilant guard than ever before. ! General Itzhak Rabin, Israel's
We came across a hook written exactly according to the re-
But the type of propaganda that is spread by American writers chief of staff, whose strategy in
quirements of the official Egyptian curriculum. It is written by no
who resort to the "Zionist" bogey in seeking a scapegoat does the Six-Day War was credited by
less an author than Dr. Saudi, lecturer at the Cairo Teachers' Col-
not and will not help encourage more peaceful relations.
many as a major factor in Israel's
lege. His co-author is a teacher in Egyptian State Schools. Its
The critics of Israel and those who are shedding tears for Nasser stunning victory, will succeed
jacket described it as the "latest, rewritten, brought up to date, and his cohorts would have done well to study the sentiments of those Avraham Harman as ambassador
covering the National Charter and modern history from the Euro- who were on newspaper assignments in Cairo and their reactions to to the United States, it was re-
pean Renaissance ... to the end of the 19th century." (Al-Jugra- the inhumanities that emanated from Nasser quarters. Editor and ported in reliable circles here. The
fiyah al-Namuzijiyah wa Ta'rikh al-Alam al-Hadith — Model Publisher's June 17 report from Cairo was headlined "Angry Egypt Israeli Embassy here said it had
Geograph and History of the Modern World — by Dr. Mohammed Gives Press Tough Time." Overseas Press Club Bulletin of July 1 "no comment" on the report.
Abdul Ghani and Dr. Mamdouch Abdul Gham Saudi, published by carried a report from Athens by Andrew Borowiec under the heading
The 45-year-old Israel-born gen-
Model Press, Cairo 1966, 326 pp., price 32 Egyptian piastres.)
"Locked Up by Nasser: Story of Inept Expulsion Order." There were
The book is divided into two parts, geography and history, with scores of cabled reports which revealed that there was a public rela- eral is expected to replace
bassador Harman by the end of
about 150 pages each. In the geographical section there are a few tions program by Nasser, but it bordered on the uncivilized. There this year, according to the report.
points of interest worth noting. Compared to the large number of wasn't a single instance of injustice to the communications experts in He has not previously held any
pages devoted to Japan. Russia and the continents of Europe and Israel or by Israelis.
diplomatic post.
America, the geography of the Arab countries is very scantily
There have been many distortions—relating to the treatment of the
Mr. Harman has served eight
dealt with.
refugees (which finally is humane under Israeli direction), the holy years in Washington. Last year
None of the maps headed Al-Bilad aPArabiyah, the Arab places (which, at last!, are protected) and many other matters.
he had asked to be relieved, but
World, make any mention of Israel, and in only one page (page
But there are more who recognize the justice of Israel's position was persuaded to remain at his
113) can the reader discover Falastin, Palestine, written in tiny without being misled by the hypocritical "justice" cries that come from post during the crisis. He is con-
script in one corner. This section, like the history section, has an Amman and from Hussein—from those who had desecrated cemeteries sidered a likely choice in Israel
appendix consisting of dozens of typical examination questions, with and failed to permit Jews to worship at their holy places. That's how a for the presidency of the Hebrew
special emphasis on questions for "schools in the Gaza Strip." sham is made of justice.
Turning to the history section, by far the most fascinating,
material for the Israeli and European reader is the last of the seven
chapters. This chapter has sub-title like "Imperialism and its
in the Arab World." "The Arabs Fight against Imperialism" and
"The Fight against Imperialism outside the Arab World."
In page after page, Egyptian youngsters are systematically I
The biennial election of members Broder. Vice-presidential nomina- tive committee.
Esther R. Prussian is executive
taught to hate everything which is foreign and therefore bad. The of the board of directors of the tions went to Lewis S. Grossman,
"evils of imperialism" are divided into political categories. Each Detroit Service Group of the Jew- Arthur Howard and Harold S. Nor- director of the Service Group which
is the year-round organization of
category has attributed to it a list of ten to 15 items which are ish Welfare Federation will be held man.
George D. Kell was nominated volunteer workers for the Allied
at the annual Stag Day, Sept. 14,
supposed to prove the main point.
as Chairman of the board, with Jewish Campaign.
Thus for example, item 4 on page 112. subsection "Imperialist at Knollwood Country Club.
Other persons may be nominated
Evils from the Social Point of View," reads as follows:
Malcolm S. Lowenstein is chair- Louis C. Blumberg as vice-chair-
Imperialism has spread many. social diseases like treachery,
man of the nominating committee. man. Max M. Shaye has been nom- I by petitions signed by at least five
loss of self-respect, lack of readiness to shoulder responsibility,
Serving with him are Jay W. Allen, inated as chairman of the execu- members of the organization.
fear of the ruler, despotism on the part of the ruler, and selfish-
Peter B. Copeland, Benja min
ness. Bad habits start to spread, such as alcoholism, taking
Frank, Lewis S. Grossman, Arthur
pride in everything European and despising everything Arab.
King, Isaac Litwak, Abraham Sa-
What about the events of 1956? They are explained in item 6, tovsky, William M. Wetsman and
page 113:
George D. Keil, Service Group
The British attempted to return to Egypt and plotted the tri-
Meanwhile, a new research
REHOVOT, Israel — Scientific
partite attack of 1956, after the nationalization of the Suez
Nominees for 33 members-at- proof of the direct influence of X- technique developed in the
Canal. However they failed, and the entire (Egyptian) people
large are: Harry B. Arnow, Dr. irradiation on the transformation chemistry department of the
stood behind the army in one unified body, repulsing the
Abraham Becker, Sidney J. Bertin, of normal cells into cancer cells Weizmann Institute of Science
armies of France, Britain and Israel.
Louis C. Blumberg, Tom Borman,
The history of Palestine comes under the heading "The Strug- Paul Broder, Martin E. Citrin, Pe- has been found in a research pro- by Dr. Emannal Gil-Av and his
colleagues, Dr. Benjamin Fel-
ject carried out by Mrs. Carmia
gle of the Sham (Damascus) Arabs against Imperialism" on pages ter B. Copeland, Aubrey H. Etten-
113-4. This is dealt with in seven sections, of which one really con- heimer, Meyer M. Fishman, Kaye Borek and Prof. Leo Sachs in the bush and Mrs. Rosita Charles-
cerns Jordan. The sections are numbered 4 to 11 and read as G. Frank, Warren D. Greenstone, genetics section of the Weizmann Sigler, will be used to help de-
Institute of Science. termine whether there is, or was,
Lewis S. Grossman, Paul M. Ran-
life on the moon and in outer
Item 4: As far as Palestine is concerned, the British en-
Previously it had been demon- space.
dleman, Dr. I. Jerome Hauser,
couraged immigration of Jews into Palestine and the sale of
Arthur Howard, Sidney J. Karbel, strated in Prof. Sachs' laboratory
lands. So the Arabs rebelled in 1910 (sic) and asked for the
This technique, a gas chroma-
Richard L. Kux, Edward C. Levy, that normal cells in tissue culture
annulment of the Mandate. But the British persisted in the
Sr., Malcolm S. Lowenstein, Milton can be directly transformed into tographic method, permits the
of optical isomers in
policy and allowed the formation of the Jewish Agency. They
J. Miller, Harold S. Norman, Max
(the British) set up terrorist military bands . . .
J. Pincus, Hyman Safran, Abe polyoma) and by chemical carci- a substance. If these are present,
the substance in
Item 5: The struggle of the Palestinian Arabs reached its
Shiffman, Alex Sklar, Richard nogens. Now it is clear that such a
climax in 1936 when an armed revolution began. It remained
Sloan, George M. Stutz, A. Alfred direct transformation can also be question originated from a living
in force until 1939 when the Second World War broke out. The
Taubman, Jack J. Wainger, William induced by a physical agent (X- system.
reason (for the revolution) was the approval by the League of
In about three years time, when
M. Weisman, Harvey Willens and rays).
Nations of the partitioning of Palestine. Thus Britain was
Stanley J. Winkelman.
The experiments leading to the it is expected that American
forced to announce its abandonment of the partition scheme in
will bring materials
Named from Pontiac are: Abe latter conclusion began when cells
Lapides and Irving Steinman.
taken from hamster embryos were from the moon, this research
Item 8: As far as Transjordan is concerned, Britain per-
used to help detect
Of the 105-man board 33 are put in small, round plastic con-
mitted the establishment of a kingdom under the British Man-
elected by the members-at-large, tainers. Some containers were life, or remnants of life, in
date. Later in 1946, the Mandate was replaced by a 15-year
and 66 by the trade and profes- subjected to X-radiation, while
treaty betwen the two countries ... but when the Arabs show-
sional divisions of the Allied Jew- those in the control group were
ed their indignation at this treaty, it was modified on more or
academic year as a visiting pro-
ish Campaign.
less the same basis in 1948 ...
fessor at Houston University,
Two representatives to the board
Under appropriate experimen- Texas, where he will adapt his
The accounts of events in 1948 is equally picturesque:
of governors of Federation also tal conditions, cancer cells ap-
Item 9: Disturbances in Palestine were renewed as a
will be elected at the stag day. peared in the irradiated tissue cul- method, previously used for other
result of continued Jewish immigration and a guerilla war
Nominated are Arthur Howard and ture, but not in the control group. purposes, for research on samples
between Arabs and Jews began. Britain announced the end of
of material from outer space. He
Edward C. Levy, Sr.
her Mandate over Palestine in May 1948 and handed the coun-
When the irradiated cells were will be working with the noted
Officers will be elected at the
try over to the Jewish gangs who declared the foundation of
first board meeting after the Sept. injected into adult hamsters, tu- geochemist, Prof. John Oro,
mors appeared at the injection Houston University's chemistry de-
14 election.
Nominated for president is Paul site.

Reviewer Misled ... Zionist Role Again Distorted

Election Set for Stag Day

Weizmann Institute Researchers Find
Direct Link Between X-Rays, Cancer



2—Friday, September 1, 1967.

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