U.S. Resumes Aid to Jordan; Ex-Envoy
Recommends Hands-Off in M.E.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The only for "strictly humanitarian"
United States has informed the contributions.
kingdom of Jordan that it was
Among his other recommenda-
resuming economic aid to that tions were that the United States
country and would continue its gradually close out its support of
annual contribution to the Jor- the United Nations Relief and
Works Agency for Palestine
American aid to Jordan was sus- Refugees, so that the primary re-
pended when Jordan entered the sponsibility for the refugees went
war against Israel last June. The to the countries concerned; that it
American contribution to the Jor- terminate financial aid to King
danian budget has been about Hussein of Jordan and provide aid
in future only through interna-
$27,000,000 a year.
Ambassador Findley Burns, it tional auspices; that it make no
was announced here, has already effort to reestablish diplomatic
delivered a check for $1,500,000 relations with Egypt; and that it
to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry seek an end to the Middle East
at Amman as a partial payment. arms race and, in the interim,
State and Defense Department provide arms to Middle East coun-
sources have disclosed that the tries through ordinary commercial
question of renewing the supply sales on the same terms to all.
of arms and aircraft to Jordan is
A former American ambassa-
dor to Egypt, Richard H. Nolte,
director of the Institute of Cur-
rent World Affairs, has pro-
poied to the State Department
sweeping revision of American
policy in the Middle East based
on a hands-off concept of non-
intervention involving reduction
of American political and finan-
cial commitments in the area.
Friday, September 29, 1967-7
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Invites one and All
To Come See the New
Israel Returns -
Prisoners of War
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel has
released 17 Egyptian prisoners of
war who had been wounded and
held since the Six-Day War at a
hospital for prisoners of war in
the POW camp at Athlit. The men
He warned that the "one-sided were flown to Egypt aboard a
official intervention by the U.S. in plane chartered by the Interna-
support of Israel and the over- tional Red Cross.
whelming partisan private support
On the flight also were an
of Americans for Israel have es- Egyptian woman and her son of
tablished the U.S. in Arab eyes as 12, former residents of El Arish,
the unswerving champion of Zion- in the Sinai Peninsula, where her
ism in spite of efforts by American husband had served as an Egyp-
officials to be fair—and even- tian civil servant. The husband
escaped across the canal to Egyp-
Nolte recommended that the tian-held territory when the Is-
United States follow a hands-off railis captured the town. The boy
policy in the Arab-Israel dispute was wounded slightly during the
and, while continuing to permit engagement. He was treated in an
private citizens to remit funds to Israeli hospital and has now been
individual countries, to grant tax sent back to Egypt with his mother
exemption on charitable grounds to be reunited with his father.
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