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September 15, 1967 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-15

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Israel, Angered by Jordan Gov't.s Refusal
to Cooperate on Refugees, Complains to UN

(Direct JTA Teletvoe Wire
to The Jewish News)

them to return to the West Bank "based on conditions of special

against their will."
UNITED NATIONS — Israel
The Israeli letter pointed out
complained to Secretary-General U
that "the attitude of Jordan has
Thant Wednesday that while its
caused serious concern to the
government was "directing its ef-
government of Israel which takes
forts to alleviating the consequen-
a grave view of this attempt
ces of the hostilities" of the Six-
by Jordan to use hum'an plight
Day War and was seeking to re-
in the pursuance of its hostile
store normalcy and peaceful con-
political objectives."
ditions, including the return of Ar-
The letter advised Thant that Is-
ab refugees to their homes in ter- rael would "allow former West
ritory occupied by Israel, "The gov- Bank residents, holders of prev-
ernment of Jordan is conducting a iously-issued permits, who were
campaign of increasing violence, unable to make use of them before
both of the prospective returnees -Aug. 31 to return to their former
vituperation and direct incitement homes within a fixed period of
and of the Arabs in Israel-con- time. Arrangements to this effect
trolled territory."
are being made."
It said further that Israel would
The Israeli charges were con-
tained in the Israeli reply to the authorize the Israeli auPhorities to
secretary-general's request that Is- accept applications "from residents
rael extend the August 31 deadline of the, West Bank for- e reunion
for the return of Arab refugees to of their families. Such pplications
the West Bank. The Israeli govern- Will be reviewed in e case by
ment also charged that Jordan was Israel' with sympathetic . considera-
t4
"applying presure on those former tion." '
The letter stated Igrael would
residents of the west bank who had
decided to stay, in order to compel study individual applications

Farband Parley Votes Top Priority
for Aliya; Slams Black Extremists

languages. The new schools will
be in addition to Farband day
schools in Montreal, Winnipeg,
Toronto, and the Bronx, N.Y.,
and afternoon schools in Detroit,
Newark, Philadelphia and Los
Angeles.
Noting the increased interest in
the Yiddish language among col-
lege students, the convention also
announced a joint Farband-Bnai
Brith Hillel Foundation program
for furthering interest in Yiddish
on university campuses. Leading
poets, writers and lecturers will be
made available for presentations
on campuses, and Hillel Founda-
tion libraries will be provided with
basic works of literature both in
the original and in translation.
President Johnson appealed to
Farband for "sustained support"
of his administration's efforts to
extend Arrierican prosperity to
"those it has bypassed for much
too long."
In a message to the convention,
the President also lauded the or-
ganization for its support of the
The delegates adopted a reso- "wide range of new laws" which
lution asserting that "no amount "are brightening the lives of all
of justified grievance against the our citizens."
Vice-President Hubert H. Hum-
society at large, no amount of
frustration, can justify the un- phrey told the delegates and guests
in
a message, that he hopes there
leashing of such hatred against
would be a "just and lasting peace"
the Jews, or for that matter,
in the Middle East, "so that Israel
against any other ethnic or relig-
can continue to build her young
ious group. Neither the human
rights nor the dignity of the but ancient nation, enhancing the
Negro will be achieved by anti- lives of the exiled whom she gath-
ered from the four corners of the
Semitism.
The resolution said that it was earth."
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
"incumbent on the enlightened Ne-
of Israel said, in a message, that
gro leadership to combat evil with-
in its own people," and it also
Israel needed a much larger Jew-
stressed that it was "incumbent..
ish population for its postwar
on Jewish leadership to combat
tasks of developing the economy
. every manifestation of anti-Negro
and consolidating its security.
attitudes and actions on the part
He called for "more aliya from
of Jewish and oilier members of
the free countries, particularly
the white community."
the United States, and the closer
involvement of the entire Jewish
Marie Syrkin, 'member of the
people in Israel's future." He
Jewish Agency EAcutive, warned
added that he hoped the Farband
the convention that the "unholy al-
would consider aliya "as your
liance" of extreme right and ex-
most important function at this
treme left in increasing anti-Israel
hour." -
propaganda was an "unwholesome
Jacob Katzman, general secre-
development." She sharply criti-
cized the recent New Politics con- tary. said in the keynote address
that
"aliya from America is some-
vention in Chicago.
The convention also voted to thing to which we ourselves must
apply
our considerable resources,
establish the Farband teacher train-
organizing skills and techniques,"
ing scholarships for prospective
Hebrew and Yiddish teachers as adding that this applied "for the
whole Zionist movement, indeed
a measure to help combat the for all our central communal
teacher shortage. Farband will also
increase lin awards to college stu- agencies."

HIGHLAND MILLS, N.Y. (JTA)
— More than 750 delegates from
the United States and Canada, at-
tending the 21st national conven-
tion of Farband-f.abnr Zionist Or-
der, went on record as favoring
top priority for Israel immigration.
The convention concluded after re-
electing Samuel Bonchek president
and Jacob Katzman, national sec-
retary.
Sen. Gale W. McGee (D-Wyo,),
speaking at the main banquet ses-
sion of the convention on Saturday,
said that, in the current dispute
over pre-war boundaries, Israel
should "hang tough and tight
against the pressures to return to
old boundaries, for the reason that
this time we have to make sure
that an enforceable arrangement
undergrids whatever final settle-
ment may evolve."
The anti-Semitism "so openly ex-
pressed by Negro extremists and
by part of the Negro masses and
by even some Negro intellectuals"
was criticized at another session of
the convention. -

dents for excellence in Yiddish,
Hebrew and other Jewish studies
from 40 to 100 yearly.

The order voted to enlarge Its
network of five day schools
throughout the United States and
Canada and, as an important ele-
ment in Jewish culture, to meet
the demands of increased inter-
est in the Yiddish and Hebrew

Israel, Brazil Sign Pact

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A
new agreement on technical co-
operation was signed here between
Israel and Brazil. Eytan Ron, di-
rector of the division for interna-
tional cooperation in the Israel
Foreign Ministry, headed a dele-
gation which signed for Israel.
. .
....

hardship and will discuss with Un-
ited Nations Relief and Works
Agency representatives in Israel
ways by which Israel might con-
tribute to a solution of the urgent
problem arising from the adverse
physical conditions in the camps
now occupied by those who were
previously UNRWA refugees par-
ticularly in the Jericho camps."
In Washington, Secretary of
'State Dean Rusk said the United
States had not had "a real res-
ponse" to its request to Israel
to permit the return of more
Arab refugees to the occupied
territories.
In response to questions on the
ABC "Issues and Events" TV pro-
gram, he said he thought that
events "will give us our response."
. Rusk told a press conference
Friday that the displaced Arabs
had not been responsible for the
recent war and should be per-
mitted to return to their former
homes in what is now Israeli-
occupied territory. He said the
United States had made its views
known on this score to Israel and
that the future would tell "how
far we will go in this regahi."
The secretary of state said that
"in general" he saw encouraging
signs in the recent Arab summit
conference at Khartoum, that the
"realities" were becoming more
apparent to both sides. I-‘e voiced
hope that the forthcoming ses-
sions of the United Nations would
heed the voices of moderation and
would be able to stabilide condi-
tions in the Middle East. He pointed
out, however, that those who lived
in the area had the prithary re-
sponsibility for peace there, and
he remarked that a state of bel-
ligerency was not consistent with
peace.
Rusk said that the American
position remained that outlined by
President Johnson in his five
points. The United States delega-
tion would do everything it could
along these lines of approach in
the forthcoming UN meetings, he
said.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, September 15, 1967-7

Trotsky Slayer Reported
Living in Czechoslovakia

waiting for your call

MEXIC CITY—Jacques Mornard,
slayer of Leon Trotsky, is still
alive and in Prague, according
to a Mexico City newspaper. Morn-
ard served a 20-year sentence for
killing the former Soviet planner
with an ax while Trotsky was in
exile in Mexico City in 1940.

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