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January 19, 1968 - Image 35

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-01-19

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Levi Eshkol Stresses Face-to-Face Talks Vital for Peace

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

LONDON—Prime Minister Levi
Eshkol said on his arrival here
Tuesday evening that he was pre-
pared to meet the Arabs in face to
face peace talks initially under
the chairmanship of the United
Nations special envoy to the Middle
East, Ambassador Gunnar Jarring;
that he would not exclude the Holy
Places from the agenda of such a
meeting and that, in his quest for
peace, he was prepared to "go as
far as Cairo if invited by President
Eshkol was greeted at the air-
port by Minister of State Goronwy
Roberts, representing the British
government; Michael Fiedler, presi-
dent of the Board of Deputies of
British Jews; Ambassador Aharon
Remez and senior members of the
Israel embassy staff in London,
and leaders of the British Zionist
Organization and the Joint Pales-
tine Appeal.
At a press conference at the
airport, he said that Ambassador
Jarring might preside at the first
meeting and then leave the two
sides to carry on by themselves.
Such a face to face meeting, he

Bond Conference
Votes to Assist
Israel's Program

NEW YORK— More than 400
Jewish leaders from the United
States and. Canada voted to provide
a major share of Israel's $289,000,-
000 development budget this year
through the sale of State of Israel
Bonds, in a decision reached at
the planning conference of the
board of governors of the Israel
Bond Organization which met at
Hotel Commodore, to consider
maximum financial participation
in strategic economic development
projects in Israel.
Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice
president of the Israel Bond Or-
ganization, emphasized that "at a
time when almost all of Israel's
resources must be devoted to
maintaining her position in the
struggle for a lasting peace, the
launching of development projects
in industry, aviation and com-
merce vital to its economic growth
in 1968 will depend more than ever
on the results of the State of Israel
Bond campaigns in North America
and other parts of the free world."
Dr. Schwartz stated that the
$289,000,000 in Israel's new de-
velopment budget will be al-
located to major branches of the
economy as follows: $19,000,000
for agriculture; $17,000,000 for
water projects; $21,000,000 for
mines and minerals; $7,000,000
for electricity; $32,000,000 for in-
dustry and crafts; $20,000,000 for
transport; $31,000,000 for posts;
$64,000,000 for housing; $12,000,-
000 for roads; $25,000,000 for gov-
ernment and public buildings;
$7,000,000 for loans to local
authorities; $6,000,000 for tour-
ism; $7,000,000 for oil piplines
and wells; $5,000,000 for miscel-
laneous enterprises; and $16,000,.
000 as a reserve for unspecified
development projects.
Louis H. Boyar of Los Angeles,
chairman of the board of gover-
nors, outlined the major develop-
ment projects which will be fin-
anced with the aid of Israel Bond
The decisive importance of con-
tinued aid to Israel's economic de-
velopment was emphasized by
Samuel Rothberg, national cam-
paign chairman of the Bond Or-
A highlight of the conference was
e tribute to Boyar in honor of
his 70th birthday. A silver Tora
breastplate was presented to Boyar
by Rothberg.
Dr. Avraham Biran, director of
antiquities of the State of Israel,
pointed out to the delegates that
opportunities for increased archae-
ological exploration have been an
important by-product of the de-
velopment program promoted by
Israel Bonds.


said, would imply each side's
recognition of the other's exist-
ence. He added that there was no
sense trying to solve problems
by proxy.
Asked if he came to England to
buy aircraft, Eshkol replied that
the sole purpose of his visit was
to meet with Prime Minister Har-
old Wilson and Foreign Secretary
George Brown to discuss "world-
wide problems." He did, however,
confirm reports that the United
States will sell Israel additional
A-4 Skyhawk Fighter Bombers and
ferred to the scope of Arab re-
armament by the Soviet Union.
Eshkol's arrival in Britain coin-
cided with Prime Minister Wilson's
announcement of the severest eco-
nomic retrenchment in the nation's
history and plans to pull back of
all British troops east of Suez
within the net two years, conceding
that Britain is no longer a "super-
It was stressed in official circles
that Britain's policy of re-establish-
ing friendly relations with the
Arab world will not be at the ex-
pense of Israel. Eshkol's visit is
seen as benefiting the British Zion-
ist movement and the Joint Pales-
tine Appeal whose campaign is in
full swing.
* * *

LBJ Reportedly Linked
Vietnam, Israel in
Talks With Eshkol

CHICAGO (JTA) — The Viet
nam situation figured in the
Johnson-Eshkol talks, according
to Lester Lisagor, White House
correspondent of the Chicago
Daily News, who covered the
meetings at the LBJ Ranch.
Lisagor asserted in a dispatch
to the News that "Israeli
sources interpreted one phase in
the joint statement as an indica-
tion that the President may
have induced Eshkol to show
more sympathy towards the
U.S. involvement in Vietnam."
That statement, he said, "noted
the mutual dedication of both
governments to, among other

U.S. Weed-Killer Proves

JERUSALEM — More than 20,-
000 dunams (5,000 acres) of
citrus groves have been treated
with a U.S.-produced anti-weed
chemical in an operation which, ac-
cording to the Heberew University
scientists responsible, is one of
the most successful of its kind in
the world. Prof. Shaul Monselise,
head of the department of citricul-
ture at the university's faculty of
agriculture in Rehovot, and his
colleagues, have experimented
with weed control in citrus groves
for several years and have estab-
lished that a chemical product
called Bromacil (made by du Pont)
is especially effective.
This material is now being ap-
plied in California citrus groves,
but not yet on as large a scale as
in Israel. In South Africa the
product is being used commercial-

World Tribunal to 'Try'
Communism for Crimes
Against Humanity

national tribunal to try interna-
tional com munism for crimes
against humanity, comprised of
eminent world jurists from East-
ern Europe, Southeast Asia and
Latin America, will hear testimony
about anti-Semitism in the Soviet
Union and other abuses. The
"trial," to be held by experts on
communism, will be held at
Georgetown University's Hall of
Nations here, Feb. 19-21.
Attorneys for the prosecution
and the defense have been invited
to participate. Among witnesses
will be Dr. Joseph Dunner of Yesh-
iva University, New York. who
will testify on the status of the
Jewish community in the Soviet
Union. The "indictment" was
served on the Soviet Embassy
here Monday.

things, 'resistance to aggression
wherever it occurs.' "
Lisagor declared that "no
specific reference to Vietnam
was made, but the President is
known to believe that those who
support American assurances to
Israel in case of aggression
ought not to oppose the U.S. role
against aggression in South
(Newsweek Magazine assert-
ed Tuesday that "in sharp trad-
ing down on the ranch," Presi-
dent Johnson had indicated to
Eshkol that some P-4 Phantom
jet fighter bombers might be
sold to Israel at a later date but
that "more important was the
political support that Eshkol was
apparently prepared to give the
President." The magazine claim-
ed that "in New York, a few
days after the Texas meeting,
Eshkol reportedly insisted to
Jewish leaders, including critics
of LBJ's Vietnam policy, that
what Johnson does in Vietnam is
(•he news magazine said that
Defense Secretary Robert Mc-
Namara had secretly participat-
ed in the Texas talks. The Is-
raeli prime minister, according
to Newsweek, was pressed to
clarify Israel's position on the
occupied territories. It quoted
President Johnson: "You are ask-
ing me to guarantee your bor-
ders—what borders do you want
me to guarantee?" The Presi-
dent, Newsweek said, supported
by Secretary of State Dean Rusk,
urged Eshkol to back down on
insistence of face-to-face talks
with the Arabs.
(The magazine asserted that
"the only contractual commit-
ment the President made was to
supply Israel with 20 or so A-4
Skyhawks, an older plane than
the Phantom." It declared that
"despite the imprecision of the
Phantom deal, however, the
talks at the ranch marked a
solid diplomatic achievement for
Eshkol and for Israel. But Mr.
Johnson, too, emerged from the
conversations with new assets.")

activities in Society

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adelsberg will host a leadership reception
on behalf of Einstein Lodge and Chapter, Bnai Brith, Thursday evening,
in their home, 18470 Onyx Rd., Southfield. Dr. Arieh Plotkin, former
officer in the intelligence corps of Israel's defense forces, will be the
guest speaker. The reception, on behalf of Israel Bonds, is in advance
of the Einstein Israel 20th anniversray dinner-dance, to be held Feb. 3.
Burton I. Ellis and Ronald Lorfel, sophomores in the Wayne State
University Medical School, have returned from a 10-day vacation in
the Grand Bahamas.

Zeta Beta Tau Honors
Bernstein and Marcus



NEW YORK — Zeta Beta Tr.u,
international men's collegiate fra-
ternity, has presented its two most
significant awards to Leonard Bern-
stein and Stanley Marcus.
Bernstein, the world-famous con
ductor, was presented ZBT's Gott-
heil Medal. This award is present-
ed periodically to that individual
whose activities best promote bet-
ter understanding in relationships
among all people. The medal, es-
tablished in 1925, honors the late
Professor Richard J. H. Gottheil,
world-renowned educator and for
many years national president of
Marcus, president of Neiman-
Marcus, was presented ZBT's Na-
tional President's Trophy Plaque.
This plaque is given to a ZBT
alumnus who, "as a result of his
personal deeds and accomplish-
ments in life's endeavors, has stood
forth beyond all of his brothers."
Marcus is an alumnus of Harvard
University, class of 1925.


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Discharge Delayed
for Israeli Soldiers

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Defense
Minister Moshe Day an an-
nounced that members of the
armed forces scheduled for dis-
charge this month will be re-
quired to serve an additional six
months, through the end of June.
He said it was a temporary
measure to relieve the need for
a large reserve which puts a
heavy burden on the nation's
economy. He explained that the
new order "is not an extension
of military service but a post-
ponement of release from duty."
Service men and women sched-
uled for discharge in March will
also serve through June, three
months of additional duty. Mili-
tary personnel serving the extra
time will receive higher wages,
Gen. Dayan said.

Tree Grove Planted
Near Gaza in Memory
of Australian Premier

of 10,000 trees will be planted near
Gaza in memory of the late Prime
Minister Harold Holt of Australia,
who drowned last month, it was
announced by Asher Joel, national
president of the Anzac Memorial
and Forest Committee in Israel, of
which , the prime minister was a
Friday, January 19, 1968 - 35 patron.


Save up to $20.00 per case.
Save $86.75 on a 7-piece set.

This special sale positively enda January 31. Never before offered

at sale prices —famous Skyway 800 series, quality choice of
experienced travelers. Complete assortment for men and ladies in
standard colors and grains. Open stock at regular prices all
through the year. Sale-priced January only.


Pullman (Reg. $60) $40.00
Pullman (Reg. $45) $30.00
Pullman (Reg. $35) $23.35
Two-Suiter (Reg. 945) $30.00

821-CO Carry-On (Reg. $35) $23.35
821 Weekender (Reg. $30) $20.00
814 Cosmetic Case (Rog. $30) $20.00

Sale Prices until Jan. 31 Only


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