Ban -on Race Bate
TORONTO (JTA) — Justice Patrick Hartt
of the Ontario Supreme Court upheld a ruling
of a lower court that this city's ordinance
against speeches in city parks which incite
race hatred is invalid. The ruling affirmed
the acquittal of William John Beattie, self-
styled Nazi leader, who is currently - serving
a six-month jail-sentence for hanging swastika
signs on the homes of leading Jewish citizens.
The anti-incitement by-law, enacted by the
city, led to Beattie's imprisonment, but Magis-
trate Charles Opper had ruled the measure
illegal, and the ruling was appealed by the
city fathers to the higher court. Justice Hartt.
who maintained that the matter was beyond
the competence of a municipality's powers,
was a member of the three-man bench which
had earlier rejected Beattie's appeal on the
charge for which he is now imprisoned.
Abandon Anti-Semitism, Czech
Intellectuals Ask Government
LONDON (JTA) — Czechoslovakia was reportedly moving
toward an "explosive confrontation" between the country's intel-
lectuals and the Czech Communist Party, the Daily Telegraph
reported here. The newspaper said that an "astonishingly out-
spoken" manifesto, directed to world public opinion, had been
adopted at a Congress of Czech Writers.
That manifesto, which has now reached London, after being
smuggled out of Czechoslovakia, accused the party leaders of carry-
ing out " a witchhunt of a pronounced Fascist character," employ-
ing terror against dissenting writers who opposed the govern-
ment's pro-Arab. anti-Israel policy. The manifesto pleaded for
abandonment of "political censorship. anti- Semitism and racism"
in the country's official political policies. The manifesto had been
signed by 69 artists. 183 writers. 21 television personalities, 56
scientists and publicists and other intellectuals, the newspaper
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Find 300 Nazi War
BONN (JTA) — A total of 686 war crimes
cases, many of them involving several times
that number of suspects. are still being probed
by the Central Agency for the Investigation
of Nazi War Crimes, it was announced by Dr.
Adalbert Ruckeri, the new head of the agency
located at Ludwigshurg, near Stuttgart.
He said the recent scanning of archives
on the Nazi era by some of his investigators,
who had been given access to documentation
in Prague and Warsaw, had resulted in the
uncovering of more than 300 new cases. The
recent Soviet government announcement that
it would allow West German probers to ex-
amine its records in Moscow is expected to
produce still more cases. Dr. Ruckeri said.
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New Politics Parley Anti-Israel
Acts Create Sharp Resentment
Hussein "Admits to Deal
With Nasser Saying U.S.,
Britain Helped Israel
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HAMBURG — Der Spiegel. the widely-circulated
German news magazine, quoted an interview with King
Hussein in its current issue in which the Jordanian ruler
admitted that he had agreed with President Gamal Abdel
Nasser of Egypt to accuse the United States and Britain
of sending planes to aid the Israelis in bombing Egyptian
airfields in the Six-Day June War.
Tapes of a telephone call between Cairo and Amman.
in which President Nasser proposed that the accusation
be made to explain the Arab rout, were made public by
Israel some days later. Their authenticity was immediately
challenged by the Arabs.
King Hussein told Der Spiegel that there was not,
"at present." any possibility of direct Jordanian peace
talks. He asserted that he would accept "no compromise"
on the return to Jordanian rule of the Old City of Jeru-
salem and the West Bank areas held by Israel.
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LONDON — The so-called "Protocols of the
of Zion," one of the most vicious anti•Jewish libels of the
past century. is being published again, in serial form,
the World Jewish Congress said Tuesday.
Its Institute of Jewish Affairs said a neo-Nazi or-
ganization in Belgium was publishing the libels in its
Jewish sympathizers with the movement inaugurated against the Vietnam war and for stronger
civil rights efforts, as exemplified in the National Convention on New Politics held in Chicago last
week, reported to be humiliated by the resolution condeming Israel for the Six-Day War.
Negro militants who dominated the convention insisted on retention of a resolution condem-
ning Israel for the June War but agreed to modification of the language.
The resolution was jamitied through the convention over the objections of white liberals who
had sought to avoid placing all blame for the war on Israel. The black caucus, however, refused to
drop the anti-Israel resolution it had put through the convention last Friday, which reflected the
black power position on Israel. It agreed, however, to change the wording so that the condemnation
applied to "The Israeli government" as the "aggressor" instead of terming the hostilities an "imperi-
alist Zionist war."
Some of the white liberals here said the change was significant because it indicated that Negro
militants were not opposed to a measure of compromise in their opposition to Israel and Zionism.
In a statement issued in New York on Monday. the American Jewish Committee sharply as-
sailed the earlier resolution condemning "the imperialistic Zionist war" with its proviso that "this
is not to imply anti-Semitism."
"Anti-Semitism Is intolerable, whether it comes from white or Negro. and whether it is ex-
pressed by a convention of the so-called new politics or Gerald L. K. Smith and the late George Lin-
coln Rockwell," the American Jewish Committee statement stressed. "Nor is it in any way mitigated
by self-serving denials. For those who condemn what they call 'the imperialist Zionist war' between
Israel and the Arab states are clearly parroting the discredited line of anti-Semites within the
Soviet and Arab worlds.
"This is not to deny that Jews are sympathetic to the plight of the millions of American
Negroes. For years now American Jewry, true to the prophetic tradition. has been in the van-
guard of those fighting for the rights of all minorities in this country. Today. American Jews
are leading in such efforts as the Urban Coalition to seek solutions to the agonizing problems of
"Expressions of anti-Semitism by Negroes—whether of those of the new politics or of SNCC-
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'Between Hammer and Sickle' Exposes
•Soviet View of Circumcision. Mitzvot
Editor's Note: In this. the fourth installment of the serialization of "Between
Hammer and Sickle," by Ben Anti. published by the Jewish Publication Society of
America. The author, an authority. on conditions in the Soviet Union. reveals how the
Russian authorities view resort to circumcision, the observance of Bar Mit:vas and
other Jewish religious functions. In next week's installment, Ben Ami will describe
the yearnings of Russian Jews for Jewish observances and the manner in which
Sim hat Tora was celebrated.
By BEN AMI
The fourth stick wielded against the Jewish faith is directed at "the barbaric
ceremonials and rituals of the reactionary Jewish religion." particularly circumcision.
The war waged against circumcision is subtle and somewhat complex. It does not call
for a flourish of feature articles and news items in the papers, possibly because the
subject touches upon sex, which is not publicly discussed in pseudo-Victorian Soviet
society. Nevertheless, in the atheistic books which attack the Jewish religion, the
readers are informed about circumcision and are told that it is "rooted in the rites
of savage and primitive tribes." But the main battle against circumcision is more
indirect. The campaign is waged not only against the ritual itself but also against those
Jews who carry it out.
This is the way it is done. When a Jew, usually aged, is caught performing a
circumcision, he is asked: Comrade, is it true that on such and such a date, at this
and that place, you , performed a surgical operation on an eight - day - old Soviet citizen,
whose name is so-and-so? When this is admitted, the interrogation continues: And
where is your surgical diploma? Where did you study medicine? Who licensed you to
perform surgical operations on people? If the circumciser claims that this surgery
has been his occupation for decades, they will tell him, in no uncertain terms, that
he is breaking Soviet law and that if he is caught at it again. he will be arrested and
convicted of a serious crime.
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Casualties Reported i n NewSuez Area Battle;
Eshkol CastigatesArabs for Khartoum Actions
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A British military spokesman at Aden said Tuesday that British
pilots delivered three Hawker-Hunter jet fighter planes to the Jordanian Air Force
After almost five weeks of calm in the Suet Canal
area, where Israel holds the east bank of the waterway while Egypt retains the
west shore, serious fighting broke out in the region Monday. Before the exchanges
between the two sides were over, one Israeli soldier was killed and another was
wounded, the Egyptians hit an Israeli helicopter attempting to pick up wounded,
and the Israelis sank an Egyptian torpedo boat.
The shooting started Monday morning when the Egyptians broke out with
heavy artillery fire against Israeli vessels sailing the canal near the eastern shore.
Israel fired back from batteries in the vicinity of Port Tewfiq. That exchange lasted
an hour and a half.
Monday afternoon, the Egyptians opened fire against the Israelis stationed
in the Port Tewfiq area. Israel fired back. The United Nations cease-fire observers
arranged a halt to the firing, but Egypt broke that agreement within five ininutes.
It was here that one Israeli lost his life, and another was wounded.
The Egyptians then started shelling Israeli forces in the Sinai, about 6 1 .• miles
from Port Tewfiq, and continued to fire in spite of two separate cease-fire arrange-
ments reached by the United Nations military observers.
All along the area on and near the canal, the Egyptians kept up steady
streams of fire with artillery and mortar. Israel remained in possession of Port
Tewfiq. The Israeli helicopter had been hit during one of these engagements. The
Egyptian torpedo boat had been sunk in the canal, and Israelis scored direct hits on
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