47 More Cease-Fire Observers Stationed at Suez
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)—Secretary General U Thant announced the na-
tionalities of 47 additional cease-fire observers to be stationed in the Suez Canal area,
with the approval of both Israel and Egypt. He also gave the Security Council an es-
timate of the cost of recruiting and maintaining the expanded force. Thant reported
that Israel and Egypt have agreed to an additional nine observation posts to be set
up on both banks of the Suez Canal, four on the West Bank and five on the Israel-held
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The 47 new observers, who will bring the strength of the cease-fire observation
corps in the Suez area to 90, have been recruited from Argentina, Austria, Chile,
Finland, France, Ireland and Sweden.
The expense involved in recruiting them was estimated by Thant as $315,820 as of
Dec. 31. Should the expanded corps be continued through 1968, the estimated cost will
be $873,000. He said he will report to the Security Council at a later date on the pro-
jected use of helicopters and small craft to increase the range and mobility of the
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New Wave of El Fatah Terror,
Sabotage Strikes Israel Area s
Attack to Ignorance
A lack of moral principles was ascribed
to Charles de Gaulle's attitude toward
Israel and on the Middle East issues by the
leading candidate to succession to the
French president, Francois Mitterand, in
an interview in New York Monday.
But Mitterand said he did not believe de
Gaulle was anti-Semitic, that he was
materialistic and merely showed deep
ignorance of Israel's "sociological and
political realities!' He added that "we
Socialists have supported Israel's right to
exist and most of her objectives."
DeGaulle's views were mocked in a
cartoon in Le Monde of Paris in which a
Jew behind barbed wires in a concentra-
tion camp is described as "sure of him-
self and dominating"—quoting from de
Gaulle's diatribes. The publication of a car-
toon in Le Monde is an unusual departure
from policies of not publishing cartoons.
At the Synagogue Council of America
dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York,
Sunday night, Charles de Gaulle's attack
on the Jewish people and Israel was brand-
ed by Dr. Maurice N. Eisendrath, UAHC
president, as a "percussion camp for anti-
Semitism which, coming from a man iden-
tified with the fight against Hitlerism. must
be either evidence of senility or a shabby
tactic to woo the Arab states for commer-
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A new wave of sabotage, marked by killings and resorts to terror, was in evidence in Israel in the past
week. Damage to the water reservoir at Almagor, terrorism at Petah Tikva, the mining of the Jerusalem-Tel
Aviv railroad and the attack on the Golan road were among the occurrences of the week.
Two soldiers and two railroad workers were injured, one of them seriously, when the inspection car in
which they were riding was blasted by explosives placed along the tracks of the Beersheba-Tel Aviv railway line
Monday night. The injured men were transferred to a hospital in Ashkelon as security forces traced the footprints
of three persons leading eastward. A curfew was imposed on several villages in the Hebron area.
The sabotage, the second in two days against Israel's railways, knocked out the Beersheba line for the day.
Service was expected to be resumed Wednesday. The explosives placed alongside the tracks about 61/2 miles south
of Kiryat Gat in the Lakhish area. The inspection car, a self-propelled vehicle, was coming from Beersheba.
On Sunday night, explosives damaged a section of the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv rail line near Beth Shemesh,
blocking service to and from Jerusalem for half a day.
The blasted bodies of two Arab terrorists were found near the scene of the railroad sabotage where, it is
believed, they accidentally stepped on mines left behind along the former Israel-Jordan frontier. Two hand
grenades and two Russian-type submachineguns were found nearby. Railroad service to and from Jerusalem was
delayed, but returned to normal by noon Sunday after squad repaired the damage.
The reservoir at Almagor, built five years ago of re-enforced concrete, was breached by an explosion resulting
in a water shortage for the settlement. Pamphlets in Hebrew and Arabic, signed by El Fatah, the Syrian terrorist
organization, were found near the scene of the explosion. A similar explosion which wrecked a pumping station
near Sodom on the Dead Sea last week is under
The Golan Heights incident, which damaged
Gen. Hershey's Draft Plan Assailed
NEW YORK (JTA) — Seven major national Jewish organia-
tions called on President Johnson to countermand Gen. Lewis B.
Hershey's recent recommendation to local draft boards that they
reclassify and Induct draft registrants who engage in what the
general called "illegal activity" to oppose the draft. The organiza-
tions strongly defende,c1 "the right to express dissent from the deci-
sions of government." Asserting that they "neither condone nor
defend illegal actions," they said that "service in the armed forces
of our country must never be viewed as a substitute for penal service,
nor should any administrative official be permitted to impose punish-
ment without judicial process."
Joining in the statement were: American Jewish Committee,
American Jewish Congress, Jewish Labor Committee, National
Council of Jewish Women, Union of American Hebrew Congrega-
tions, United Synagogue, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.
State Dept. OKs Eisenhower Middle East
Desalination Plan; Cheaper Brackish Water
Desalting Process Perfected at the Technion
WASHINGTON, D.C. (JTA)—The State Department has reversed itself and given
warm endorsement to a Republican-sponsored plan that would use nuclear energy to
provide desalinated water for the Middle East. The plan, first advanced last spring
by former President Eisenhower, calls for establishment of an international company,
patterned after the Communications Satellite Corporation, that would construct three
large nuclear desalting plants in the Middle East. The dual-purpose plants would be
operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and water and electricity would
be provided on a regional basis to Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Republic.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee released the testimony of two State
Department officials who appeared before the committee on Nov. 17 and endorsed
the Eisenhower plan — although they continued to maintain that a settlement of the
"basic psychological and political problems between Israel and the. Arab states" must
precede the implementation of such forms of regional economic cooperation as the
desalting proposal. Previously, the State Department had opposed the Eisenhower
Rep. William Fitts Ryan, New York Democrat, introduced Tuesday a bill to
finance a nuclear desalination plant in Israel, stating that the United States should
give this undertaking "top priority." He recalled that President Johnson proposed
cooperation with Israel on nuclear desalting in February 1964, and noted that feasi-
bility studies were conducted, and said financing at low interest rates was required.
The Ryan bill would authorize the United States to share construction costs
through either loan or grant assistance to reduce the cost of water to a level which
would make it economically usable for agricultural and industrial purposes. It would
also authorize the secretary of the interior to enter necessary agreements with IsraeL
HAIFA (JTA)—A much cheaper process for desalination of brackish water than
any now In existence has been developed by Prof. Abraham Kogan of the aeronautical
engineering department of the Haifa Institute of Technology, the Institute reported
here. It would cut present costs in half.
road building equipment, occurred about a mile
and a half from the cease-fire line. Footprints
and El Fatah pamphlets were found nearby.
Friday, one of two Israeli planes on patrol
south of the Suez Canal was shot down by Egyp-
tian anti-aircraft fire. An Israeli spokesman said
there was no word as to the fate of the occupants
of the downed plane, a pilot and a navigator.
The plane crashed into the Suez Gulf about 15
miles south of Port Tewfik and about five
miles from the eastern bank, held by the Israelis.
Israeli authorities have asked the Interna-
tional Red Cross to investigate the fate of the
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Neo-INTazis Making Alarming Gains
BONN (JTA)—One West German of every four would vote for the neo-Nazi National
Democratic Party, which marked the first anniversary of its participation in a coalition
government headed by Kurt Kiesinger.
The survey indicated that fear of mass unemployment would boost the voting sup-
port for the NPD by an "alarming" 25 per cent. One Social Democratic leader was
quoted as saying that "the great danger in Germany lies on the right, and not enough
is being done to draw attention to this threat." He added that "one day we will wake
up and it will be too late."
MUNICH (JTA)—Baruch Shur and Daniel Gordon, two Israelis imprisoned here for
four weeks and serving a three-month jail sentence for alleged "housebreaking," have
been released and expelled from the country. They left immediately by air for Israel.
The men had been accused of attempting to break into the home of Mrs. Heinrich
Mueller, wife of a missing and widely-hunted Nazi who was one of the chieftains of
Hitler's Gestapo and, as such, the immediate superior of Adolf Eichmann. The local
Bavarian court had refused to free them on bail while they were awaiting trial. The
Bavarian district prosecutor had accused them of being "Israeli agents" on the trail
of the missing Mueller.
German Generals Green With Envy at Israel Victory
BONN (ZINS) — If Israel's staggering victory in the Six-Day War has aroused
the boundless admiration of the world at large, it has caused consternation in West
Germany's army, particularly among the German officers who saw service in World
War II and have ingested violent hate toward Jews.
The Israeli journalist, Zeev Schiff, now on a brief visit to West Germany, notes
that German generals have told him, without even attempting to suppress their envy,
that they consider the Israeli army to be the best fighting force in the world.
High military sources, among them Col. G. von Kler, the military analyst of
"Spiegel," conceded that in the first day of the war they were certain that the annihi-
lation of Israel was inevitable. After Israel's victory, the following joke made the
rounds in West Germany: "If during the Second World War, the Germans would have
sent to Auschwitz its SS. troops and the Jews to the front 'nes, then Germany would
have won the war."