' THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, September 15, 1967-29
Egypt ReportsGreek Freighter Sunk in Suez Canal Romanians Stymie Red Bloc
Labeling of Israel as Aggressor
BELGRADE—Thanks to Roman-. Arabs as victims of aggression
were not withdrawn.
ia's independent stand on the
The final form of the corn-
dle East, the conference of Eastern
European leaders here last week munique, made public after dele-
not only failed to brand Israel an gates made a trip to see Presi-
aggressor. it didn't even mention dent Tito, referred simply 'to the
Israel by name. "existing difficulties" the Arabs
Romania's continuing refusal to their
condemn Israel delayed the joint
communique for more than 18 and neo-colonialism," but nowhere
hours. The meeting of deputy did As
out, the delegates
premiers, representing eight Com-
munist countries, had been called even failed to adopt a plan for
leconomic assistance but rather left
at the initiative of Yugoslavia to
discuss coordination of economic I to the individual states the ques-
tion of negotiating their own aid
assistance to Arab nations hurt programs with the Arab states.
by the Six-Day War. Romania in-
sisted, contingent upon its ac-
ceptance of the invitation, that no Israel Envoy to Chile
politics be brought up, that only
Reaffirms Peace Hopes
economic aid be. discussed.
SANTIAGO, Chile (JTA) — Dr.
Except for the Soviet Union
Uri Naor, Israel's ambassador to
— already making heavy fi-
Chile, has reaffirmed the basic
nancial contributions to the Arab
position on peace with the Arab
countries — Yugoslavia — which
states, in response to the Yugo-
is urging greater ties with those
slavian Middle East peace proposal
states — the other East Euro-
submitted to Chilean President
pean nations were reported luke-
Frei by Yugoslav President Tito's
warm to any expansion of as
sistance to the Arabs. Besides
In a note to the Chilean govern-
Egyptian officials reported this week that this Greek freighter Darmaster rests on the harbor bottom
jtomania, those bloc countries
ment, Dr. Naor said that Yugo-
of the Suez Canal, having been sunk by Israeli gunfire. The same report claimed that an Indian
are P . o 1 an d, Czechoslovakia,
slavia had not consulted with Is-
Hungary, Bulgaria and East Ger-
freighter also was damaged in the shelling.
rael before making its proposal
many. " •
Nevertheless, he declared, Israel
The Romanian delegate, Deputy was willing to work together "in
Premier Gheorghe Radulescu. peace" with the Arabs in deter
threatened to withhold his signa- mining its borders. Only in direct
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Arab states -Irednesday said Radio meeting in Mecca on Oct. 18.
to The Jewish Neics)
The idea appears to be an anti- ture from the joint communique negotiations with the Arab states,
Amman announced that Jordan
WASHINGTON—World Islamic agreed to a request by the execu- Israel struggle on a religious rather if several phrases referring to o ls- he said, could the border questions
leaders are planning a series of tive committee of the World Is- than political united front.
real as an aggressor and the he resolved.
meetings to consolidate efforts "to lamic Congress to hold a meeting
rescue Islamic holy places frofe in Amman today. The main
Zionist occupation" and to hap aim is to free Jerusalem's .Al-Aqsa
the Arabs "remove the conse- Mosque and other holy.places from
quences of Israeli aggression."
Reports received here ,from the ' Saudi Arabia will hold a similar
Islamic Leaders Plan Meetings Attacking Israel
UNRWA Consults-I srael for First Time
before submitting its annual report
to the United Nations General
Laurence Michelmore, UNRWA
commissioner - geneial, conferred
here Sunday with Michael S. Co-
may, special political adviser to
the Israel • Foreign Ministry, on the
general outlines of his report. It
has been UNRWA practice in the
past to consult the Arab "host"
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countries, but never Israel. This
to The Jewish News) s
year, the report, it is understood.
WASHINGTON — Andrei A. will include Israel as one of the
Gromyko. the foreign minister of "host" countries harboring Arab
the Soviet Union, may have "en- refugees.
Before departing for New York,
Michelmore visited the UNRWA
camps in the Gaza Strip and camps
spring to go to
for the 1948 refugees in the west
war with Israel,
bank area now under Israeli juris-
envoy to Cairo.
'48 and '67 Heroes
Nolte, named U.S.
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Cairo last March,
to The Jewish News)
but never work-
TEL AVIV — Veterans of the
ing at the post
since he had not the opportunity
of presenting his letter of credence the elite fighting force of the 1948
to Egypt's President Nasser, said War of Liberation, and members
here that it was reasonable to spec- of the Harel Brigade of the Israel
ulate that Gromyko's visit to Cairo Army, an armored unit which took
last March had had "a hand in trig- part in the liberation of Jerusalem
gering the„--nfrontation with Is- in the Six-Day War, held• a joint
celebration Tuesday night near
Nebi Samuel, west of Jerusalem,
The USSR, he said in an inter-
scent, of bitter fighting in the 1948
view here Monday, had apparently
told Nasser that Israel would at-
Gen. Itzhak Rabin, who com-
tack Syria in May, and had en-
manded the Harel Brigade in 1948
couraged Nasser accordingly to pre-
and as chief of staff commanded
pare the military action against the Israeli forces in the victorious
Israel. Nolte officially resigned
Six-Day War, told the veterans
from his abortive ambassadorial
and the servicemen that divided
post last Friday.
Jerusalem had symbolized, more
than anything else, the job left un-
Six Day War Cost
finished in 1948 and the abnormal
War damage to civilian buildings situation that had prevailed since
in Israel totaled $2,500,000 of then.
which $1,600,000 was suffered
The liberation of Jerusalem, he
in Jerusalem, Israel's Housing said, had become the symbol of
Minister Mordechai Bentov reveal.- the heroic_ spirit that had pre-
ed. Most of the damage had al- vailed in the days of the liberation
ready been repaired, he said.
war and again in the June fighting.
The differences; he commented,
The largest zoological preserve was that "this time, we had the
equipment and the military
South West Africa, with an area of strength to match the spirit of
and the devotion of our
38,427 square miles, making it
I men in battle."
larger than Ireland.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — For the
first time in the 17 years of its
existence, the United Nations Re-
lief and Works Agency for Pale-
stine Refugees has consulted Israel
Did Gromyko Spur
War With Israel?
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