Against de Gaulle Worldwide Protests Mount
couragement of anti-Semitism in
as voiced at his Paris
PARIS—The contradictory nature general,
press conference on Nov. 27, con-
of President de Gaulle's position tinued
here. From Paris
on Israel was assailed by Mena- and Rome, New in York
hem Beigin, leader of the Herut and other points, non-Jews
Party and a member of Israel's Jews, including leading French-
coalition cabinet, in an interview men, criticized de Gaulle sharply.
here with the Paris Daily Express.
In the French press, and among
If de Gaulle's denunciation of noted
Frenchmen, the reactions
27 was true, how could he have Jewish
told two Israeli heads of state on critical. Raymond Heymann, of
different occasions that Israel is Strassbourg, prominent in the re-
France's friend and ally, Beigin sistance movement during World
asked. War II, sent back to Gen de Gaulle
He recalled that the general had the medal he had received for his
told him in 1957 that Israeli troops heroic war work. A well-known
should not be withdrawn from the writer, Edoyard Brumont, corn-
Gaza Strip, which they occupied pared de Gaulle's present stance
during the Sinai Campaign. "Those to the utterances of notorious
who admire the former head of the French anti-Semites and fascists.
French resistence have been bit- The International League Against
terly disappointed at the change Anti-Semitism announced in Paris
in his way of thinking and at his it would meet tomorrow to con-
bitter words for the Jewish peo- sider de Gaulle's remarks.
ple," Beigin said, adding "how
In Italy, the de Gaulle statement
could General de Gaulle express
himself in such a way about Israel, continued to exercise most of the
n Tempo, of Rome, said de
Jerusalem and the Jews?"
Gaulle was suffering from delir-
Meanwhile, Italian public opinion, ium tremens. Voce Republicana,
at least as reflected by the press organ of the Republican Party, a
here, is angry, bitter and not least member of the Italian coalition
of all bewildered by the tirade Government, likened de Gaulle to
delivered by French President de a "jackal." La Stampa said that
Gaulle at his Paris press confer- de Gaulle, while correct on some
ence Nov. 27 against Israel and points having nothing to do with
the United States, and his veto of the Middle East, was "decidedly
British entry into the European wrong on others, particularly his
Common Market. accusations against Israel."
That press conference is still a In Chicago, Sen. Stuart Syming-
major subject of comment and ton, Missouri Democrat, a mem-
speculation on the front pages. her of the Senate Foreign Rela-
One newspaper, the Daily Tempo, tions Committee, told an Israel
suggested that the French leader I Bonds meeting last night that
is suffering from "delirium tre- Americans should cease buying
mens." Voce Republicana, organ of French products or visiting France
the Republican government coali- as tourists, as their response to
Lion party, likened de Gaulle to a de Gaulle's attitude. He implied
jackal" for his attitude toward he considered de Gaulle "a rene-
the U.S.A. and Britain, "who saved gade, an enemy."
France during the war," and said
that his rage against Israel was WASHINGTON (JTA)—Rep. Ed-
ward J. Derwinski, Illinois Repub-
calculated to woo Arab oil.
lican, denounced President Charles
La Stamps wrote that de Gaulle 1 de Gaulle of France for hostility
may have been right on such to the United States, Israel and
points as theGerman-Polishiron- the Jewish people, and called for
tier problem, but was "decidely a boycott of French products and
wrong on others, particularly his curtailment of tourism to France.
accusations against Israel." Derwinski, a member of the sub-
Reactions to French President committees on Europe and foreign
Charles de Gaulle's attack against economic policy of the House
Israel and his thinly-veiled en- Foreign Affairs Committee, re-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
ferred to de Gaulle's attack on
the American dollar and on Amer-
ican investments in France in ask-
ing for the curtailment of pur-
chases of French products during
the current Christmas buying sea-
"Just as de Gaulle ignored the
history of Franco-American amity,
he betrayed the spirit of World
War II resistance and the anti-
Nazi crusade by disparaging the
Jewish people and denouncing Is-
rael," he said. "De Gaulle's anti-
Israelism has facilitated the Soviet-
Arab conspiracy aimed at the iso-
lation and destruction of IsraeL"
National Commander Samuel
Samuels, of the Jewish War Vet-
erans of the U.S.A., said President
de Gaulle had made a mockery of
the sacrifices of thousands of
American soldiers—including men
of the Jewish faith—who died to
help liberate France in two world
wars. He called on "our French
comrades-in-arms of all persuasions
to repudiate the arrogant racism
and chauvinism displayed by de
Gaulle. His attack on Israel and
attempt to depict the entire Jewish
people as "domineering" is as re-
pulsive to true Frenchmen as were
the words of the extremists who
attempted to degrade- Captain
Dreyfus in the notorious affair of
the last century."
14—Fridoy, December 8, 1967
Pre-Campaign Chairmen Selected
Four pre-campaign chairmen
have been appointed to the 1968
Allied Jewish Campaign, Alfred
L. Deutch, chairman, and Maxwell
Jospey, co-chairman, announced.
Named to head the pre-campaign
effort are Meyer M. Fishman,
Samuel Frankel, Max M. Shaye
and Richard Sloan
Assisting in the role of vice-
chairmen are Lewis S. Grossman,
Barney L. Keywell, Malcolm S.
Lowenstein, Milton J. Miller, David
Phone Census Mapped
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (JTA) —
A census of the Jewish poulation
of Bridgeport will be conducted
early in 1968 by the United Jewish
Council in cooperation with the
Federation of Jewish Women's
Remains of Nationalist
Slain in WWI Reburied
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The re-
mains of Avshalom Feinberg, a
member of "Nili," a Jewish nation-
alist underground organziation
which opposed the Turks in Pale-
stine during World War I, were re-
interred with military honors here!
at ceremonies attended by Kaddish
Luz, speaker of the Knesset, and ,
Chief Chaplain Shlomo Goren of '
Israel's armed forces. The remains
were found in a grave near El Ar-
ish in the Sinai.
"Nili' was a controversial group
in its time and although it espoused
the cause of Jewish nationalism
and aided the British against the
, Ottoman Turkish rulers of Pales-
tine, it was opposed by elements
of the Jewish population, and its
role is still a subject of debate in
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
S. Mondry, Harold S. Norman.
Pre-campaign will seek special
gifts from donors for both the
Allied Jewish Campaign and the
Israel Emergency Fund prior to
the official opening of the drive
in the early spring of 1968.
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