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September 22, 1967 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-09-22

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Israel Expects Skyhawk Bombers From U.S.,
State, Defense Depts. Say Issue Under Review

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Depart- nently featured reports from Wash- for a multimillion dollar plan

ment of Defense officials said Mon- ington that the United States would construct jet aircraft engines. The
day, in comment on reports that honor its commitment to deliver plant is the joint venture of Josef
Israel had been assured two squad- the Skyhawk bombers but there Schidlowski, head of SNMCA, the
rans of the Skyhawk jet attack was no local comment. It was re- largest aircraft engine builder in
bombers would be delivered to . Is- called that Foreign Minister Abba France, and the State of Isr4e1 and
rael this autumn, that no decision S. Eban told a press conference has an initial capitalizatibn of
had been made on the shipment two weeks ago that he hoped the $3,000,000. The new plant will not
United States would supply the only meet all of Israel's jet engine
of these planes.
State Department officials said arms it had promised and that dia- requirements but produce for the
that no shipment of the Skyhawks logue on the question was con- export market. It will employ'about
to Israel was presently contemplat- tinuing. He said then that the facts 500 workers.
ed and that there had beer no in the matter would, emerge later
The Schidlowski firm builds
change in the situation since Sept. in the year.)
turbo-jet engines for Many types

8 when Secretary of State Dean
of aircraft including the French
Rusk said the question of arms New Plant Will Meet
Fouga Magister, one of the planes
shipments to the Middle East was
with which the Israel Air Force is
All Jet Engine Needs
under review.
equipped. Schidlowski came here
The administration proclaimed
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The cor- from Paris for the dedication cere-
an embargo on arms shipmentS
nerstone was placed Monday in monies which were also attended
to the Middle East on June 5 the settlement of Beth Shemesh by government representatives.
when the Arab-Israeli 'war broke
out, but Defense Department of-.
ficials said Monday 'that the
United States might relax this
embargo soon, permitting ship- ,
ment of arms to Israel and pos-
sibly other Middle Eastern coun-
tries, including Jordan, but they
stressed that the whole question
remained under review.


Israeli sources here said Monday
that the government of Israel had
contracted in the spring of 1966 to
purchase a number of combat air
craft from the United Slates and
that there was no reason to be-
lieve that these aircraft will not
be delivered in accordance with,
this agreement..,
Israel, it was recalled, ordered

the two squadrons of the Skyhawks
at that time. It was understood
that, because of American priority
needs, 'the planes were not to be
delivered until this autumn.
In a later development Monday,
State Department sources said that


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Israel Releases 17 Arab POWs

17 Egyptian prisoners of war who

had been wounded and held since
the Six-Day War at a hospital in
the POW camp at Athlit. the men
were flown to Egypt aboard a
plane chartered by the Interna-
tional Red Cross.
On the flight also were an
Egyptian woman and her 12-year
old son. The latter was wounded
during the war but has since re-
covered. His father, who served
with the Egyptian army at El
Arish, on the Sinai Peninsula.
managed to escape to the Egyptian


Nasser Mourns
Officer's Suicide

CAIRO—The New York Times
reports that President Gamal Ab-
del Nasser is in deep mourning
over the suicide of Field Marshal
Abdel Hakim Amer, who had been
dismissed as deputy supreme com-
mander of the armed forces.
Amer had been under house ar-
rest on charges he had taken part
in a plot to restore officers dis-
missed after Egypt's defeat by Is-
rael in June. He poisoned himself
Thursday, a result of his despon-
dency over the defeat in Sinai, his
removal from command and the
possibility that he might have to
face a court martial.
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export licenses for the je: bomb-

ers sought by Israel would not be
automatically granted, but that
they would depend on various poli-
tical factors and on Israeli flexi-
It was made clear that, among
other considerations to .be weigh-
ed, is the degree to which Israel
accepts U.S. views on the occu-
pied territories, particularly the
West Bank of, the Jordan River
and East Jerusalem. Another
factor is the treatment of Arab
refugees and their freedom to
return to the west bank area. An
additional consideration will be
the Israeli attitude towards forth-
coming United Nations decisions
—if the U.S. feels such decisions
contribute to peace an justice
for all the peoples of the Middle
Washington believes that, if the
UN agrees on desirable resolutions
to 'pacify Middle East tensions, by
means of a step-by-step movement
away from the present cease-fire
status, then some "realistic" con-
cessions may be required of Israel.
The U.S. continues to be mind-
ful of the need to avoid returning
to the circumstances which pre-
vailed prior to June 5, but offi-
cials Monday referred to. another
need—for compromise by Israel,
as well as by the Arabs.
(In Israel, all newspapers promi-


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(DlirectITA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

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