HAMBURG (JTA)—Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of Israel said in an interview with the
newspaper Die ,Welt that holding the territories occupied by Israel in the Six-Day War was not,
economically, as difficult as it had appeared earlier. He pointed out that, "from the military
viewpoint, it is now easier for Israel to guard its borders."
But the Israel leader made it clear that he hoped for and expected negotiations with the Arabs
for peace in the area and said he was "optimistic" that there would be direct negotiations.
"The most important thing," he said, "is for Israel to live in peace and security. This is
reflected, too, in the attitude of the United Nations. The most negative side of the picture is that
we had to have a war to justify Israel's right of existence.
(In Jerusalem Eshkol announced a major rebuilding program for the Arab village of Kalkilya.
seven miles northeast of Kfar Saba, which was almost totally leveled during heavy fighting in
the Six-Day War. The village was a Jordanian artillery strongpoint. In the battle to dislodge the
Jordanian forces, the village-suffered; more destruction than- any other Arab village or town.)
Eshkol Optimistic on Direct
Talks With Arabs; Announces
Arab Village Will Be Rebuilt
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Role of UN
'Not Accountable' for Israel's
Action on Apartheid, S. Africa
Jews Say; Deny Dual Loyalty
(Special JTA Cables to Jewish News)
JOHANNESBURG—The 25th biennial Congress of the
South African Jewish Board of Deputies, in an analysis of the
past year's events, emphasized the sympathetic attitude of
the South African government and people toward Israel,
especially during the Six-Day War, and took occasion to point
out that South African Jewry, despite its ardent Zionism, is
in no way accountable for the actions of Israel which, "as a
sovereign state, determines its policies in light of its own
principles and interests." The report expressed regret that
"in certain circles in both countries, there is lacking a proper
understanding of the respective governments."
At the same time, the chairman of the Board of
Deputies, Maurice Porter, in his address to the delegates,
decried the raising of 'the bogey of dual loyalty" in con-
nection with South African Jewry's Zionist sentiments and
stated that "the religious, historical and cultural bonds
which bind us to Israel do not in any way impair or
weaken our unqualified loyalty to the Republic of South
Porter emphasized the "long and adMirable record of
sympathy and support for Jewish national aspirations in the
Holy Land" manifested by the present government of South
Africa as well as by previous governments. He referred
specifically to the government's permission to transmit sub-
stantial funds raised for Israel by South African Jews and
non-Jews during the Six-Day War. "1 have no doubt that in
Israel, too, this demonstration of friendliness and good will
has been appreciated," Porter said. He added however, that
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Obstructions from Arab quarters theaten the mission of Dr. Gunnar Jarring, Swedish
diplomat who has been named by UN Secretary General U Thant to negotiate peace between
Israel and the Arab states.
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Na ser's speech on Nov. 23 has been interpreted as a
militant renewal of threats to Israel, in spite of emendations made by Egyptian censors a few days
later. In Syria, the Baath Socialist Party or an Al Baath predicted failure for the Jarring mission,
stating that the resolution directing the Swedish diplomat's mission "has been firmly rejected
by the Arab masses and progressive forces." Al Baath also claims that the UN resolution
"embodies only Israeli demands and none of the Arabs' " and that "Arabs cannot bargain over
any of their legitimate rights."
Similar expressions of intransigence, he rd in other Arab quarters, may prove menacing to
the Jarring mission.
In Jerusalem, a special Israel Cabinet ommittee condemned French President Charles de
Gaulle's attack on Israel as "a distortion of h tory and a grave injury to the Jewish people and to
the State of Israel."
At the United Nations, Ambassador Jarring
Jordanians Are Accused of Mutilatin g
conferred with U Thant
on Monday, had a meet-
Pilot; Missing Israeli Soldiers Sought
ing with Ambassador Gid-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wires to The Jewish News)
eon Rafael of Israel on
TEL AVIV, Nov. 28 (JTA)—Jordanian authori
Tuesday and organized
ties were accused by Defense Minister Moshe Daya
a small staff from the
Tuesday of deliberately delaying the return of th e
UN secretariat personnel
body of an Israeli pilot shot down over Jordan terri
to accompany him on his
tory last Tuesday so that it would be too late for a r
mission to the Middle
autopsy to reveal evidence of mutilation. The pilo
East. He is expected to
was downed when Israeli jets were sent into actio
make his headquarters
against a concentration of Jordanian tanks that wer e
in Government House,
laying down a barrage on Israeli positions on th e
West Bank. Jordanian authorities said the pilot wa
found dead but reports here indicate that he cam
for Lt. Gen. Odd Bull,
down alive and was murdered and mutilated b.
chief of the cease-fire ob-
Jordanian civilians before army regulars coul
UN officials were un-
UN cease-fire observers were asked to dete r
able to state whether Jarring would visit Syria
mine the fate of two Israeli soldiers who lost thei
to accept the
way and may have wandered across the cease-fir
Security Council resolution authorizing the dis-
line in the north Monday.
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Extension of Israel Emergency F and Gets Speedy
Endorsement Here; Gen. Weizma nn Tqlls of Needs
At the meeting with Gen. Ezer Weizmann at the home of the Pau
Handlemans are (from left) Handleman, Irwin I. Cohn, Maxwell Jospey,
Alfred Deutsch, Gen. Weizmann, Hyman Safran, David Handleman, Max M.
Fisher and Abraham Shiffman.
Detroit's leading participants in the Allied Jewish Campaign and in the Israel Emer-
gency Fund have indicated that they will give wholehearted support to all efforts to
duplicate the activities of lastJune in Israel's, defense and to strive to raise larger sums
to assure Israel's econo is security and undiminished reconstruction in the face of
mounting dangers to the State.
iled aid, in the form of renewed and in many instances in-
Assurances of continued
creased pledges to the United Jewish Appeal, made by members of UJA missions to
Israel last month, were implemented by a group of 70 active Allied Jewish Campaign
leaders on Sunday evening, at a meeting with Gen. Ezer Weizmann, chief of operations
of the Israel army. at thC home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Handleman in Bloomfield Hills.
Gen. Weizmann analyzed the events that preceded and followed the Six-Day War,
described some of the war operations and expressed confidence that "fOr the first
time we believe that another war can be prevented,"
"1. If we can sit on the borders on which we now sit; and • •
"2. -If we should base a strong army as a deterrent to threats and as an element
He described the Situation existing now as "explosive" in view of the renewed
armaments provided by Soviet Russia to Egypt and Syria. He pointed out that while
the "little king" of Jorda acts as if he had won the war in his travels to the capitals'
of the world, Jordan al ne remains unequipped after the defeat it suffered on June
7, but that Iraq (which has 50,000 soldiers in Jordan), Syria and Egypt again are
fully armed, the two de aced states having regained 80 per cent of their loses with
supplies from the USSR.
eizmann pointed out that Israel now is more secure, that
while previously Egypts1 forces were within five-minute range of attack on Israel
and Israel 30 minutes from Cairo, this span is now reversed.
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