Flint Mobilizes Forces
For Annual UJA. Drive
Army Intelligence Chief
Of Israel Due on Feb. 7
The Flint Jewish community began formation of a
eampaign organization for the 1968 drive for the United
Jewish Appeal . .. Gilbert J. Rubenstein was chosen gen-
eral chairman of the campaign . . . Michael A. Pelavin has
been named associate chairman.
The Jewish Community
Center, Sholem Aleichem
Institute and Cong. Shaarey
Zedek are planning exten-
sive art festivals this month.
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Brig. Gen. Aharon Yariv, chief of intelligence of the
Israel army, will address a black tie pre-campaign dinner of
contributors of $1,000 and over to the Allied Jewish Cam-
paign-Israel Emergency Fund, Feb. 7, at the Statler-Hilton
Hotel. Various campaign divisions have mobilized their
forces for the double-barreled drive and will hold sectional
meetings during the coming two weeks.
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THE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
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Israel Aims to Retain French
Friendship; Alliance Official
Predicts End of Arms Embargo
LBJ Pressure to Influence
Jewry on Vietnam Through
Eshkol Denied in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. (JTA)—Israeli officials described "as
absurd" newspaper reports that Prime Minister Levi Eshkol had
attempted to influence American Jewish leaders, or that he did
so, on Vietnam at the request of President Johnson.
The .Israeli officials stated that "it is inconceivable that the
Israel government would handle matters of vital importance to
the security of its people on such a basis. The prime minister
would clearly limit himself to an exposition of Israel's own prob-
lems and policies in any audience he would address."
The Israeli officials stated that "the Israeli position has
always been one of resistance to aggression wherever it occurs
and insisting on the right of every country to lead its own life
free of subversion and threats. This has been stated by official
Israeli spokesmen in recent years at the United Nations and else-
where. Similarly, Israel has invariably advocated that all situa-
tions of conflict be resolved by direct negotiations."
The Republican Congressional Committee, in an official ex-
pression of party opinion, criticized President Johnson for defer-
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JERUSALEM (JTA)—Foreign Minister Abba Eban said Israel would not easily surren-
der its friendship with France and will strive to protect and enrich it. He told a delegation
of the United Israel Appeal of France, headed by Baron Elie de Rothschild, that the Franco-
Israeli relationship had developed to a point where both peoples had recognized its in-
trinsic value and he noted that French leaders had given many proofs of their friendship.
The foreign minister said that the embargo on sale of French arms to Israel, coupled
with the withdrawal of French political support, had been a double blow for Israel. He
pointed out that since 1955 French arms for Israel had served to offset the Soviet deliveries
of weapons to Egypt, and he stressed that the Franco-Israel understanding had long been re-
garded by both governments as a major factor in the avoidance of war. He expressed the
belief- that peace would provide the framework in which all other problems could be resolved.
French Military Delegation Weighs Sale of Mirage Jets to Iraq
PARIS, (JTA)—A French military delegation, now in Iraq, is studying the possibility
of selling Mirage III and Mirage V jets to that country. it was reliably reported here. But
the Iraqi government is insisting, as a pre- condition of such a sale, that France continue its
embargo on the sale of Mirage jets to Israel.
Salomon Siderich, an official of the Franco-Israel Alliance, a group of Jewish
and non-Jewish personalities interested in furthering relations between France and Israel. said
he had reason to believe the embargo on arms shipments to Israel would be lifted soon. He
made this statement after conferring with members - of the French cabinet, including M.
Schumann, minister of scientific research, and with members of the Gaullist party center.
(President de Gaulle will lift the French arms embargo against Israel, probably
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Allenby Bridge Becomes an International Border Post;
Nablus Mayor Urges Arabs Come to Terms With Israel;
Tito Wants Withdrawal; India's President Urges Security
NEW DELHI—The president of India
and Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia both called
for a political solution of the Middle East
crisis. But Tito maintained that while the
Arab states were ready for such a solu-
tion, Israel was delaying it by continued
occupation of Arab terri-
These views on the Middle
East were voiced at a ban-
quet given Monday night by
President Zakir Hussain for
Marshal Tito. who is visiting
India for talks with Prime
Minister Indira Ghandi. Tito
and Mrs. Ghandi will be
joined on Jan. 26 by Premier
Alexei Kosygin of the USSR.
President Hussain said
that "while we adhere strict-
ly to the principle that the spoils of agr-
gression must be given up, we also adhere
to the principle that every state has the
right to live in peace and security with its
neighbors." He said he welcomed the cur-
rent efforts of the United Nations to find
a peaceful solution in the Middle East.
Marshal Tito, on the other hand, said
"we of course cannot be satisfied with
What has been achieved in the U.S. so far
in the search for a solution to the crisis
crossings where the two-way traffic flows.
Apparently in line with maintenance
of the fiction, Israeli military government
sources acknowledged the visits of the
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Jordanian businessmen but said the visits
in the Middle East and there exist condi-
links the occupied West Bank with Jordan were "private."
is becoming a regular international border
tions for further constructive action."
The Knesset was urged Monday night
post through which people and goods move to reconsider the exemption of yeshiva
with relative freedom. Forty-one former students from military service. Represen-
JERUSALEM — The mayor of Nablus
West Bankers crossed the bridge from Jor- tatives of the independent Liberal Party
advised fellow Arabs Tuesday to come to
terms with Israel's presence on the West dan Monday, returning under the family re- faction said it was intolerable for thousands
Bank because Israel shows every intention
union scheme approved by Israel some of students to be exempt while tens of
of staying there and cannot be destroyed.
months ago. The ministry of interior mean- thousands of other young men serve as con-
while has recommended that police take scripts for as long as three years. ,
Mayor Hamdi Kanaan, who was elected
over the job of checking travelers' docu-
before last June's war, said that was the
opinion of all West Bank mayors.
ments, a duty handled up to now by Israeli
LONDON — Foreign Secretary George
BroWn told the House of Commons Monday
Mayor Kanaan spoke to correspondents
Several Jordanian businessmen are that he had "very great hopes" that British
of Agence France Presse and an Israeli
now visiting the West Bank and East Jeru- ships trapped in the Great Bitter Lake near
news service. He said that the "conquest
salem. presumably in connection with ex- the southern end of the Suez Canal since
of Palestine by Israel" in 1948 was the
panding the brisk two-way trade between last June "will be out in the reasonably
"greatest disaster of the century" and that
the occupied areas and Jordan. which both near future." Brown said the government
Israel should have been "annihilated" a
Israel and Jordan continue officially to is "in constant touch with United Arab Re-
year or two after its establishment. -but
now it's too late." lie cited, as evidence
public authorities" on the matter and that
The trade continues to grow, and both the ambassador in Cairo had been given a
of Israel's intention to remain in the West
Bank territories, various projects such as
countries avoid hampering it because it is time-table of the survey work necessary to
to the benefit of both; but again this week clearing the southern end of the canal. A-
road building and offers of loans to West
Bank schools. He noted that Israeli occupy-
a Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman total of 15 merchant ships of various na-
ing forces in Nablus "try to be pleasant"
claimed the flourishing commercial - ex- tionalities, among them four tinder the
changes were "unofficial" and stemming British flag, have been stranded in the
but are met with "glances of venomous
hatred" from the citizens.
from the ability of Jordanian drivers to Great Bitter Lake since Egypt shut down
Unobtrusively, the Allenby Bridge that
"bribe" Israeli guards at the Jordan River the canal during the Six-Day War.
Variety of News Items Affecting Israel Indicates
Continuity of Tensions, Search for Peace in M.E.