How Israel Defense Force Aided
Combat Wounded in Six-Day War
Much has been written recently
about the military and strategic
preparations made by Israel in
the days preceding the Six-Day
War. Much less has been written
about the medical preparation
prior to the outbreak of hostilities.
The Medical Tribune, published in
New York, has outlined Israel's
preparedness in terms of medical
facilities and personnel.
The Israeli Defensive Forces
(IDF) assumed charge of field
medical units , in mid-May, gath-
ering vehicles for ambulance duty.
Hospitals and clinics were cleared
of all but the critically ill. Operat-
ing room equipment and ward
beds were moved into nonmedical
buildings so that if necessary they
could help house the great num-
bers of casualties expected. It was
estimated before June 5 that air
raids would cause between 50,000
and 60,000 civilian and military
The Hadassah-Hebrew Univer-
sity Hospital near Jerusalem
planned its medical conditions for
four stages — alert, alarm, war,
and war with hospital under at-
tack. Medical material was
checked, and hurried restocking
Blood was collected by Magen
David Adom, Israel's Red Cross.
When war erupted on June 5,
the IDF medical establishment,
under Col. Eliyahn Gilon, chief
medical officer, was ready for
The regular Israeli defense forces
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numbered around 50,000 men and
women. In times of crisis, this
number swelled to 280,000 in a
matter of days. In the army there
to Probe Bias in
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WASHINGTON — The United
was one enlisted medic per pla- States Equal Employment Oppor-
toon and another at company level tunity Commission will conduct
in infantry and paratroop brigades. hearings in New York city next
Each tank squadron carried a month on "Executive Suite" dis-
medic with • the squadron com- crimination against Jews and
others, it was learned Tuesday.
Three brigade medical clearing
The hearings will take place
stations were established for each Jan. 15 - 17. Commission Chair-
front of the war. Also established man C ifford L Alexander Jr., a
were 50-bed field hospitals for each Harle -born Negro who became,
special advisor to President John-
Surgery was not given at the son o civil rights, will conduct ,
clearing station. If surgery were the h rings.
required, the individual would be
Commission sources said New'
transferred to the field hospital.
Col. Reuven Adar, deputy chief York was chosen as the site of the j
medical officer, said that the field inquiry because white collar dis-1
hospitals could admit many more crimination is suspected in many
than the 50-bed capacity would in- headquarters of national corpora-
dicate, but the surgeons are "sup- tions in Manhattan. A challenge ;
posed to operated only on critical to bias in the head office would
have national implications through!
According to agreements be- corporate structures, officials'
tween the IDF, the General La- pointed out.
bor Federation's Sick Fund Hos-
pital in Beersheba, and the min-
istry of health, the military re-
served several hundred beds in
six hospitals for military pa-
tients. In exchange for the re-
served beds, the IDF staffed the
six hospitals with varied medi-
cal personnel on the basis of
8.85 military doctors, nurses and
enlisted men per reserved bed,
all assigned to hospital patients
In contrast to the one-month ori-
entation, including little medicine,
given to newly inducted U.S. Army
medical officers, the IDF intro-
ductory course for combat duty
lasts six months and includes a
great deal of medicine.
During the recent war 679 IDF
members were killed in action and
2,563 were wounded. Of the latter,
255 received serious wounds. Four
per cent of the casualty evacua-
tions from the site of wounding
Jewish groups some time ago ,
asked for an inquiry into subtle ;
bias practiced by large corpora-
tions. The commission will ex-
amine not only the subtle practice
of anti-Semitism but also discrimi-
nation against other religious,
ethnic, and racial groups Bias
arising from sex will be probed
Charged With Arson
in Brighton Synagogue
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — A
continentwide conference of Jewish'
comunities will be convened here
March 5 to consider immediate
problems in the educational, cul- '
tural and religious areas and the
question of emigration to Israel,
the Latin American Executive of
the World Jewish Congress de-
The executive concluded its 15th
plenary session here after con-
sidering the world Jewish situation,
and conditions in Latin America.
particularly in the wake of the ;
latest developments in the Middle
The Human Rights Award estab-
lished by the executive will be I
given to Dr. Arturo Capdevila, I
Argentine poet and writer. Dr.
Capdevila, whose name has been I
mentioned frequently for the
Nobel Prize, has written many
poems on Biblical themes and has
written extensively on Jewish and
Israel subjects. The award, for
1967, is in recognition of his role
as a fighter for democracy in Latin
America. Dr. Capdevila is 78.
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BRIGHTON, England — Forty-
four-year-old Francis Edward Rad-
ford was found guilty here
Wednesday of setting fire to a
Brighton synagogue and attempt-
ing to set fire to a newspaper
office here. He will be sentenced
Police who arrested Radford
found that he was carrying a glass ,
to first medical attention were cutter, pliers and a bottle smelling ,
made by helicopters, 5 per cent of paraffin. The synagogue care-
walked, and the rest were carried taker discovered broken windows
by litter-bearers or vehicles.
and paraffin bottle with wicks in
Two of the country's busiest hos- the synagogue after the blaze.
pitals were Tel Hashomer, which
LONDON — An Israel army gen-
eral declared here Tuesday night
that a withdrawal of Israeli forces
from occupied areas without cast-
iron security guarantees and a
permanent peace was unthinkable
and that the present cease-fire
lines are, in effect, "a contribution
to peace because they remove the
temptation of an easy target from
functioned as the national burn
The speaker, Brig. Gen. Chaim center, and Hadassah-Hebrew, I
Herzog. spoke at the annual dinner which expected to play a rear-role
here of the Friends of Bar-Ilan area, but found itself shelled when
University. marking the beginning Jordan joined the war.
of that institution's Bar Mitzva
Other speakers on the occasion
were Chief Rabbi Immanuel
Jakovobitz of Great Britain and
Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein of
New York, Chancellor of Bar-
Han. Honorary fellowships
were conferred on Chief Rabbi
Emeritus Dr. Israel Brodie and
Gen. Herzog said that Israel was
Friday, December 8, 1967-11
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Hospital, under the supervision of
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Young N.J. Jew
Is Buddhist Monk
GIADINH, South Vietnam — A
Springfield, N.J, man of 24, a born
Jew, has become a Buddhist monk
and pledged himself to celibacy.
Stephan J. Shlafer of Springfield.
N.J., has taken on the new name
of Tich (Venerable) Thien Hein
just emerging from a serious eco- and will live in a small cell on the
nomic recession and faced con- third floor of a pogoda in
tinued hostility from the Arabs Giadinh, a suburb of Saigon. His
who are backed by Soviet might. head was shaved in Budist fashion
Israel's greatest advantages, he and he donned the traditional robe.
said. were its advanced technology
Shlafer first came to Vietnam
and high level of education "which in 1963 as a translator of Vietna-
Must be maintained if we are to mese for the U.S. Army and he
be safe." He said that students served there for a year,
comprised only 1 per cent of Is-
He learned Vietnamese at the
rael's population compared to 8
Army language school in Monte-
per cent of American Jews and 4 rey, Calif., became interested
per cent of the U. S. population as in Vietnam and enrolled at Van-
a whole. He hailed Bar-Ilan Uni- run school in Saigon, under a
versity as an institution where
scholarship from the University
"boys and girls from the kibutz,
without any kind of religious edu-
He plans to continue his studies
cation, encountered boys and girls in Buddhism. Shlafer wrote his
from extreme orthodox homes and parents, "Today, I am becoming
forged together a new ethos based a monk."
on our tradition as lived in modern
(In Springfield, Mrs. H. Pat
Schlafer, Stephen's mother, said
Dr. Jakobovitz sounded the same
she was convinced that her son
theme when he declared that Bar-
would remain a monk for only a
Ilan University is "perhaps the
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him he would be bored and
Jewry" in creating "a synthesis told
she said. "He said,
between old and new, between our
tradition and human civilization."
'Mother, if I am I'll leave.'"
Community Gets Camp Title
MONTREAL (JTA) — Title to
the Jewish Laurentian Fresh Air
Camp, which for its first 15 yezrs,
operated entirely on funds raised
by volunteers, has been transferred
to the Allied Jewish Community
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