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September 22, 1967 - Image 2

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-22

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Purely Commentary

Lack of Understanding of
Middle East Situation . . •
Child's Delightful Story

By Philip A Winning Team


who fall prey to hate-engendered propaganda: are they the soft, as
Public opinion can't possibly . ignore the appeal of 80 of the most contrasted by Israel's alleged hardness? And does a hard desire to
notable Americans, including 16 Nobel Laureates, who have addressed survive represent a crime necessitating the laying down of arms to
themselves to the free world, and primarily to the United States comply with power politics?
Primarily, in Abse's statement, we call attention to the Hussein-
government, urging the preservation of Israel as a sovereign state and
the encouragement of direct negotiations by Israel for a peace settle- Shukeiry partnership as indicated in the above quotation.
can be
will the world be fooled into believing that Hussein
ment "directly . . . with each of the warring states."
principles? Is a man who endorsed annihilation
Yet, on the eve of another United Nations General Assembly, to follow humanitarian
it was apparent that the old lies, the previous accusations against of Jews—certainly by tacit acceptance of what Shukeiry (who pre-
the Jewish State, would be repeated by Israel's combined enemy viously called him a traitor) said when they stood shoulder to shoul-
forces—the Communist world and the Arabs. der—to be trusted anywhere, by any one?
a peace
Isn't it dabeomuotlitsihmede ? that the Hussein myth about his being
What puzzles is that speculating correspondents should again
assume that the United States is "disturbed" ("irked?") by an alleged lover were

Israeli "hard line." That's how one correspondent in our afternoon
Israel Education Fund donor
daily newspaper undertook to suggest that our government is upset 'Heym Kayshu et Kol HaTanakh!'
Eugene Ferkauf of New York,
Innumerable stories are being related about
by Israel's attitude. It would be unfortunate if readers of that piece
is greeted by Mordecai Ben
of speculation, which really only "suggested" such disturbance in
the Six-Day War. The eye patch,
Porat, Mayor of Or Yehuda, on
our nation's capital, be
because in the same issue there was a report
time, the courage akin to Maccabaeistn are going
eve of opening of comprehensive
the rounds. Joke books about Israel are being
that the Jordanians were the ones who were delaying the movement
high school established by Fer-
published. Children's cartoons are becoming
back to their homes on the Israel-held West Bank of the Jordan River,
kauf. The school is one of 38
while Israel has consented to continue to welcome the refugees.
created by United Jewish Appeal
Actually, Jordan has been the obstructionist during the entire
The most charming of all stories was re-
IEF program.
period of negotiations, and the slowness of the movement of the re-
to us by Zvi Tomkiewicz.
fugees, who had fled without rhyme or reason, back to their former
It is about the women and children in a
homes was the refusal of the Hussein government to consent to the
shelter during
listing of the Israel government as a co-partner with Jordan and the
the. Holy City by the Jordanians. Then the re-
International Red Cross on the application blanks. Hussein has been
ports began to come over the Kol Israel radio,
through both sides of the mouth when he posed as a peace-
informing the Israelis that the Israel forces had
lover, while hesitating to acknowledge Israel's existence! But he
entered the Old City of Jerusalem, that they
yielded! Why was there renewed hesitation to provide for the refugees'
had reached the Kotel Maaravi, the liar Hazei-
return on orders from Amman? Was that a soft line?
tim, the Mount of Olives, Mount Scopus, and had
It is so clear that some correspondents who seek to create issues
Foreign Minister Abba Eban con-
entered Jericho, and Hebron, etc.. . . Where-
ferred Tuesday night with Arthur
upon a first grade youngster
in order to confuse matters that should be recognized as logical both
in Washington and at the UN are sensational rather than realistic.
J. Goldberg, chairman of the Unit-
heym kayshu et kol haTanakh—Mother, they
The hundreds of correspondents who covered the Six-Day War on
have captured the entire Bible!"
ed States delegation to the United
the scenes of action know better. And it is regrettable that the con-
Nations. He is scheduled to meet
fusing reports must be branded as based on a lack of knowledge
Sunday with Secretary of State
but can be traced to propaganda aimed at destroying Israel's pose-
Dean Rusk.
Resumption of debate on the Middle East situation makes Jeru-
tion—because readers of such reports must be guided not to be misled
Today Than will confer with
salem a topic of renewed interest. It's a convenient element with George Brown, Great Britain's sec-
by distorted facts.
The appeal of the 80 noted American scientists, authors, Nobel which to taunt Israel. The pragmatists know it's useless to speak again retary for foreign affairs, and in
Prize winners, musicians and diplomats can't possibly fall on deaf of a divided Jerusalem. But those who seek disruption won't stop at the next few days he will also talk
ears. Its defense of Israel: "To preserve and encourage so great a anything, short of Israel's dismemberment. It does little good to with Maurice Couve de Murville,
human and creative source is a major responsibility of the civilized rationalize with those who follow the Nasser-Hussein line.
foreign minister of France.
world;" Its assertions: "Direct negotiations provide no privilege to
All efforts will be made to drag the Vatican into the discussion
Eban plunged into a series of
either side; they are common practice among sovereign states" and: and to encourage Vatican opposition to Israel. It's still vital, there- conferences with foreign ministers
"Once peace settlements have been reached, it bcomes possible to tackle fore, to quote the view of at least one very important Catholic digni- and other leading ambassadors
the formidable human and development problems of the region which tary.
here, beginning with a conference
have resisted solution until now,"—these are sentiments addressed
Last July, in a statement in the Pilot, the organ of the Roman Monday night with Guatemalan
by civilized people to the civilized world. The chief plea is to the Catholic Diocese in Boston, Richard Cardinal Cushing, Boston's Arch- Ambassador Ramon Cadena Her-
United States. Will statesmen continue to play politics and will they bishop, said that Jerusalem "is a holy place, sacred to Jews over nandez, chairman of the Latin-
overlook these urgent pleclings, thereby giving comfort to seekers the centuries and a name forever linked to their history." He said American bloc at the UN.
of destruction who stand in the way of peace in the Middle East? that Christians, who owe so much to Judaism in the person of Christ,
Wednesday, Eban will continue
If they continue to pursue such a policy either of blindness or of His holy mother and the apostles, share with Jews a lasting spiritual to discuss vital affairs with other
prejudice, the peoples they will harm the most are the Arabs who concern for this city and the shrines there made precious by the foot- Latin-American leaders, including
are kept in poverty and ignorance under the heels of dictators.
steps of the Master.
Argentina's Foreign Minister Ni-

"All of this religious heritage," Cardinal Cushing said, "deserves canor Costa Mendez and Brazil's
and should receive the protection of the world. Nothing less than a ambassador at the UN.
Self-Delusion About Hussein
truly international enclave can satisfy the conscience of the world
Eban was scheduled to deliver
There is a vast amount of self-delusion on the part of those who in regard to these sacred shrines and their environment.
two major addresses within the
have expressed belief in the sincerity of King Hussein of Jordan.
"There should be no place, here for either politics or power, for 'next few days. Thursday night, he
He has mouthed peace terms and has done absolutely nothing to
violence or for strife, for destruction or for death. It should be a addressed the annual Edward R.
encourage an atmosphere of peace and amity. He collaborated with place of peace."
Murrow Memorial Dinner of the
Nasser and Shukeiry on the eve of the Six-Day War, was the first
Cardinal Cushing did not advocate disruption. What he said echoed Overseas Press Club. Monday al-
to start the shelling of Jewish areas when he ordered an attack on
is scheduled to deliver,
the New City of Jerusalem and is a pal of the most destructive forces Israel's earnest desire to protect the holy places. These are accepted iternoon, he
conditions that have won admiration for Israel and acceptance in ion behalf of his government, a ma-
in the Middle East.
policy address before
It is true: he is afraid of an assassination. The presence of Iraqi
troops within his domain is not contributing to confidence in his of a chance for success in harassing Israel, even in the area of a plenary session of the General
being well-meaning. Where, then, lies the courage with which he
is credited? The current issue of Encounter (published in London)
contains a symposium on "Intellectuals and Just Causes," and one
of the participants, Dannie Abse, the noted poet, had this to say in
the course of his analysis of the current situation: -
It was also learned that the lice Department had blocked a
"Recently I have felt strongly about the Middle East situa-
tion. Not least, because in 1966 I had visited Israel for the first Aircraft Industry, Ltd., one of Israeli firm is now developing a merger of the company with North
time, and had begun to understand some of the Israeli attitudes Israel's largest industrial concerns. prototype for the first STOL (short American Aviation Inc., on grounds
that dominate or, at least, color many of the responses. As a confirmed it had signed a contract takeoff and landing) plane in that both firms produce executive
boy in Wales I had been used to the school register being called with the Rockwell-Standard Corp- I s r a e I, tentatively named the jet planes. Stockholders of the two
out every day: Davies, Evans, Jones, Morgan, Williams. In Israel oration, an American producer, for "Arava," which will carry 22 pas- American firms approved the pro-
I found that the roll call was answered rather differently: 'A am complete production rights to a sengers. Aviation experts indicate posed merger last June. The sale
Auschwitz, I am Belsen, I am Dachau . . .' Recognizing concretely, twin-engined commercial jetliner there is a huge worldwide market to Israel apparently removed the
not abstractly, the fact that a large section of Israelis are death- in a $25,000,000 transaction. The for such planes for commercial last obstacle to the merger. The
Jet Commander sells for $595,000
camp survivors (or the children of survivors) it became more aircraft is called the Jet Com- traffic.
The Rockwell-Standard Manufac- but there was no information on
difficult to shrug off the inflamatory threats of Arab statesmen, mander.
what price tag the Israel firm
Arab newspapers, and Arab radio. One remembered with a
Under the agreement, the Israeli
touchier gravity the long succession of bloody propaganda arti- firm is acquiring inventory, planes mander business because the Jus- would place on the plane.
facts the Israelis have had to endure over the years. Thus the in production, tooling units and re-
headline in Al-Bilad in 1960: THE ARREST OF EICHMANN lated production facilities. The
WHO HAD THE HONOR OF KILLING FIVE MILLION JEWS, planes are currently being manu-
or the cartoon in the Lebanese newspaper, Al-Nahar, which pub- factured at the Bethany, Okla.
lished a cartoon of Eichmann standing on a heap of skulls, the plant of Aero Commander, a Rock-
caption of which read: EICHMANN IS BEING TRIED FOR HIS well-Standard subsidiary.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Is- a fee to enter the compound and
Israel Aircraft Industry, which rael Supreme Court has 'given the there was indignation among many
other later Arab statements threatening annihilation—on the eve
of religion 10 days in Jews after the reunification of the
of the war Shukeiry, at King Hussein's side in Amman, said: 'If the
port and seven other factories in which to show why the Temple city, when the Waqf gatekeepers
Arabs took Israel the surviving Jews would be helped to return
Mount area in the walled, Old City demanded an admission fee from
to their native countries. But my estimate is that none will sur-
vive'—had been underlined by numerous border raids, some tion of the seven-passenger execu- of Jerusalem should not be admin- them.
ttive aircraft with the phasing out istered by Jewish institutions and
Last week, without any fan-
occurring when I was in Israel, in which this young man or that
young woman had been disembowelled by a Strian (patriot).' of production in Bethany and hopes why Jews should not be allowed fare, a second gate was opened
to deliver the jets off its Lod lines to enter the compound through all into the compound through which
As far as I was concerned, then, when it came to actual war I
within two 'years. The Israeli com- the gates leading into it.
visitors could etnter without
felt emotionally and intellectually committed.
The court acted on an action having to pay the Moslem tax.
"So I was saddened and perhaps naively surprised by the pany, which has 5,000 employes,
now produces the Fouga Magister
reaction of SOME of my friends to the Israeli predicament. Poli- jet training plane and parts for brought by two Israeli citizens who The Waqf protested to the Is-
rael military governor who re-
objected to the fact that the com-
tically romantic and sentimental attitudes towards Nasser's totali-
commercial aircraft used in the pound, in which is located the jected the protest on the grounds
tarian 'Socialist' Egypt bad made them argue, to say the least,
that it was written on stationery
Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa
ambiguously. Those with more deeply entrenched Marxist sym- United States.
The Israeli firm is instituting a Mosque, is administered by the of the Hashemite Kingdom of
pathies had reacted in a stereotyped manner and one was re-
minded again of Nietzsche's dictum: 'Convictions are prisons.'
The ministry of religions is pre-
There are many conclusions to 6.e reached from this moving its scheduling of production of the isters all Moslem religious property
briefs for submission to the
comment. One must ask: what has happened to our misguided liberals
it will produce an improved ver- the Waqf and its Moslem prede- court and may call Moslem relig-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS sion for sales in western markets. cessors have charged non-Moslems ious leaders to testify..
2 Friday, September 22, 1967

Preserving "A Creative Force" and Overcoming Prejudices

Israel's Abba Eban
Schedules Talks
With UN Delecrates

Israel Pays $25 000 000 for Jet Plant

Admission to Temple Mount Area
Becomes Israel Supreme Court Issue

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