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January 12, 1968 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-01-12

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Israel Orders Limited Air Action to Check Jordanian Barrage

Detailed Story on Page 5


and Tourism
to Aid Israel

College Youth
Take Adults
to Task

Page 4


A Weekly Review


N..1 I I-11

of Jewish Events

Israel's Historic
Links: People
and State

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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

Vol. LII, No. 17

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17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit —VE 8-9364—January 12, 1968

$6.00 Per Year, This Issue 20c

`Shalom' Reflected in LBJ-Eshkol Talks

Sympathetic Examination of Israel's
Military Needs' Pledged by Johnson

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (JTA) — A joint United tinue the traditionally close, friendly and coopera-
States-Israel communique issued here late Monday tive ties which link the peoples of Israel and the
afternoon by the Texas White House, after two United States."
The joint statement added: "Noting the mu-
days of talks between President Johnson and
Israel's Premier Levi Eshkol, said that "the Presi- tual dedication of their governments and people
to the value of peace, resistance to aggression
dent agrees to keep Israel's military defense cap-
wherever it occurs, individual freedom, human
ability under active and sympathetic examination
and review. in the light of all relevant factors, in- dignity and the advancement of man through the
of poverty, ignorance and disease, the
cluding the shipment of military equipment by
President and the Prime Minister declared their
others to the area."
firm determination to make every effort to in-
The communique stated that the President
crease the broad area of understanding which al-
and prime minister "considered the implications
ready exists between Israel and the United States.
of the pace of rearmament in the Middle East and and agreed that the prime minister's visit advanced
the ways and means of coping with this situation."
It declared that the two statesmen "restated their this Johnson
and Eshkol held several intimate
dedication to the establishment of a just and last-
talks during the visit at the Texas White House.
ing peace in the Middle East, in accordance with
They discussed "recent developments in the Mid-
the spirit of the Security Council resolution of dle East as well as a number of questions of mu-
Nov. 22, 1967. They also noted that the principles
tual interest in the bilateral relations between their
set forth by President Johnson on June 19, 1967, two countries."
constituted an equitable basis of such a settle-
Eshkol and his official party departed by
air for New York immediately after the com-

White House sources said after the commu-
nique was issued that a decision to sell Phan-
tom jets to Israel would be deferred until such
time as the United States determined that Soviet
arms shipments had reached a point of imbal-
ance, that would undermine the balance of power
in the Middle East.

The two leaders noted "with satisfaction" that
the United Nations special representative to the
Middle East, Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring, "is
already engaged in discussions with the govern-
ments concerned and affirmed their support of his
mission." They said they "reviewed with satisfac-
tion developments in the relations between the
United States and Israel since their last meeting
in 1964, and expressed their firm intention to con-

LBJ's 'Shalom'
to Levi Eshkol

John son met Israel's
Prime Minister Levi Esh-

President Lyndon

kol at the Randolph Air

Force Base, Tex., and
greeted him with "Sha-
lom," expressing hope for
peace in the Middle East.

From there the President

and Mr.

and Mrs. Eshkol
to the LBJ
Ranch for 2.2 hours of
talks on the existing con-
ditions in that war-af-
fected area.


munique was issued, flying in President John-
son's plane, Airforce I. Contrary to usual pro-
tocol. the newsmen who had come here in a spe-
cial press plane to cover the Johnson-Eshkol
talks were permitted to go back to New York in
the President's plane, with Mr. and Mrs. Eshkol.

The President drew an analogy between
Israelis and Americans in a toast to Prime Minister
Eshkol at a private dinner at the LBJ Ranch Sun-
day night. Johnson said the two peoples "share
many qualities of mind and heart." and declared:
"We both rise to challenge. We both admire
the courage and resourcefulness of the citizen-
soldier. We each draw strength and purpose for
today from our heroes of yesterday. We both know
the thrill of bringing life from a hard but reward-

ing land. But all Americans—and all Israelis—also
know that prosperity is not enough—that none of
our restless generation can ever live by bredd
alone. For we are equally nations in search Of a
dream. We share a vision and purpose far brighter
than our abilities to make deserts bloom. We have
been born and raised to seek and find peace. In
that common spirit of our hopes, I respect our hope
that a just and lasting peace will prevail between
Israel and her neighbors."
"This past year has been a busy one for
America's peace-makers—in the Middle East, in
Cyprus. in Vietnam." Johnson spoke of the dif-
ficulty of making peace and stressed that "it de-
mands enormous courage. flexibility and imagina-
tion. - He added that peace "is ill-served by hasty
slogans or half-solutions," and said it was the
American intention to pursue and find peace in the
Middle East and throughout the world."- He recall-
ed that God once promised the children of Israel "I
will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall
be an everlasting covenant." Using the word
"Shalom." the President toasted his guests and the
people of Israel.
Eshkol returned the toast and expressed

appreciation for Johnson's friendship. He com-
plimented Texas and said "the broadness of this
place is matched by the breadth of your under-
standing and the depth of your friendship, and
the determination of America which you sym-
bolize to buttress peace, to block its disruption
by aggression and to enlarge the horizons of

man's opportunity." He voiced hope for the
realization "of your dream of peace and human


The President personally drove Eshkol across
his ranch in an automobile, after a helicopter tour
of the region.

(Related Story Page 40)

Anti-Semitism Denied
by De Gaulle: Rebuked
by Mendes-France

PARIS (JTA) —President Charles de Gaulle reportedly told Grand Rabbi Jacob
Kaplan of France on Jan. 1 that he had been surprised by the Jewish reactions to his
Nov. 27 press conference comments on Israel and the Jewish people and that it had been
far from his intention to promote any anti-Semitic views.
Gen. de Gaulle made that statement in a private conversation with Rabbi Kaplan
held in connection with a traditional New Year's Day ceremony at which the President
received the heads of the major religions in France. De Gaulle reportedly agreed
readily with Dr. Kaplan that help given to Israel by French Jewry could not be
considered an act of dual allegiance and that to him such aid implied "no problem"
of this kind.
Former French Premier Pierre Mendes-France said in an exclusive interview pub-
lished in Nouvel Observateur that Gen. de Gaulle had proposed a Big Four conference
on the Middle East so that he could act as mediator between the U.S. and the USSR in
that region. "But the Israelis did not need him to make war, and the Americans did not
need him to impose a cease-fire," Mendes-France said.
JERUSALEM (JTAl—French President Charles de Gaulle has assured David
Ben-Gurion, in a personal letter to the former Israeli Prime Minister, that he meant
nothing disparaging when, at his now famous press conference in Paris last Nev. 27, '
he characterized the Jews as a "domineering people" who. through the ages "have
created ill will." Gen. de Gaulle wrote to Ben-Gurion that he has only the "warmest
friendship" for Israel and the Jewish people.
(In Paris it was reported Monday that, in his letter to Ben-Gurion, Gen. de

Gaulle also expresSed "deep admiration" for Israel's achievements, but advised that
(Commentary, Page 2.)
Israel now withdraw its troops from occupied Arab areas.)

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