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Hussein: Big Bluff
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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
VOLUME LII—No. 2
17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit—YE 8-9364—September 29, 1967
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Eban Proposes Friendly Merger
Of Israel, Jordan and Lebanon;
Suggests Peace Possibility Plan
Open Housing Urged
by Milwaukee Jews
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
MILWAUKEE—The Milwaukee Jewish Council
announced Tuesday its "strong support" of enact-
ment of an ordinance by the Milwaukee Common
Council guaranteeing the right of all to buy, rent
or lease property in the city without racial dis-
crimination. It urged the city council to show "the
moral leadership so desperately needed at this grave
moment in our city's history" and called on the
State Legislature to enact enabling legislation if
such were required.
In a statement Tuesday, the Milwaukee Jewish
Council said that public officials "have a responsi-
bility to enact open housing legislation in fulfill-
ment of the rights of the Negro citizen and other
minority groups of this greater Milwaukee com-
munity." Their failure to act, the statement charged,
"has served only an encouragement to the break-
down of law and order."
The statement viewed "with deep concern the
events of recent days in Milwaukee which have
witnessed intolerable bigotry and violence; the
brandishing of swastikas and other rocist symbols
on our public streets; the appearance of self-
styled Nazis and their ilk in our community who
are attempting to exploit the emotionally charged
atmosphere' for their evil purposes."
Earlier, the Synagogue Council of America
came out in support of civil rights leaders in Mil-
waukee seeking enactment of effective open housing
legislation. A special meeting of its executive com-
mittee unanimously endorsed their stand, com-
mended them for maintaining the "integrated
character of their campaign and called on the
mayor, common council and citizens of Milwaukee
"to implement the moral imperative of the hour
by enacting open housing legislation."
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News
STRASBOURG, France — Israel's Foreign Minister Abba Eban suggested Wednesday that
steps toward a solution of Middle Eastern tensions could be made through an economic union of Is-
rael, Jordan and Lebanon.
Eban spoke at the assembly of the 18-nation Council of Europe. He said that a tri-national economic
union should include free ports and open frontiers while sovereignty of all three nations was respected.
Eban said, "A new era of development could open up. It is perhaps Utopia, but these three coun-
tries should form an independent economic community with free ports and open frontiers. There should
be regional solidarity while sovereignty would be respected."
The Israeli foreign minister said that "as for the possibilities of cooperation between Israel and
Jordan, three elements are involved — conditions of peace would permit the opening to Jordan of the
port of Haifa; joint exploitation of the Dead Sea would be possible and it would be possible -to create
a common port on the Gulf of Aqaba."
His reference was an apparent idea of fusion of the Jordanian port of Aqaba with the Israeli port
Eban Is Finn on Direct Nedotiations
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)—Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban of Israel politely but firmly
told the United Nations General Assembly Monday that Israel will stand firm on the present cease-fire
lines until the cease-fire agreements that ended the,. June war are replaced "by treaties of peace which
will ensure the security of all Middle Eastern states and establish conditions of stable coexistence."
Eban promised that "in negotiations with Arab governments, we shall make viable and equitable
proposals compatible with the national honor and legitimate interests of all states. We shall also make
suggestions for effective regional cooperation and for the regional and international solution of popula-
tion problems created by the wars and belligerence policies of the past two decades. We shall, of course,
give consideration and make reply to whatever suggestions the other negotiating parties decide to
He told the Assembly that "there is no other choice" than the Israeli policy of seeking transition
from the cease-fire to a negotiated peace and declared that that policy "deserves international endorse-
ment and respect." To return to the pre-June 5 situation would be to return to "political anarchy and
strategic vulnerability." he said, noting that "national suicide is not an international obligaton."
Eban served notice that "no external declarations or guarantees, no general affirmations of char-
ter principles, no recommendations or statements by international bodies, however unexceptionable, can
replace the sovereign responsibility of the governments concerned." Peace in the Middle East, he said,
must spring from the Middle East. He told the assembly that the most constructive course it could
take would be to tell the Middle Eastern states to negotiate the conditions of their future coexistence. He
said that Israel's insistence on direct negotiations was not a matter of procedure but an issue "of prin-
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ciple and substance."
Bormans Receive Butzel Award; Deutsch Renamed
Chairman of Next Year's Allied Jewish Campaign
Alfred L. Deutsch, who was
chairman of the highly success-
ful 1967 Allied Jewish Cam-
paign, will head the 1968 cam-
paign, it was announced at the
annual meeting of the Detroit
At the annual meeting of the
Jewish Welfare Federation on
Wednesday, Abraham Borman
and his brother, Tom Borman,
were awarded jointly the an-
nual Fred M. Butzel Award
Detailed report of annual meeting of Jewish Welfare Federation, Page 11.