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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-02-16

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Egyptian Jet's 'Buzzing' of U.S. Naval Spy Ship Reported

The Georgetown was buzzed by a Soviet-made IL-28 "Beagle" bomber. The
ship is in the same class as the U.S.S. Liberty, accidentally attacked by Israel during
the Six-Day War. It is much larger than the USS Pueblo. The incident came at a time
when the Egyptian press and radio continued to gloat over the North Korean capture
of the Pueblo. The incident took place in international waters at a point estimated at
50 miles north of Alexandria, a port used by the Soviet Navy.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Defense Department said it could make
"no comment" on reports received here that an Egyptian jet bomber had "buzzed"
the USS Georgetown, a Navy intelligence ship, about 50 miles north of Alexandria,
Sunday morning. Administration sources indicated that attempts are being made to
minimize the incident because of "general improvement in American-Egyptian rela-



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VOL. LI I, No. 22


Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

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Terrorism, Guerrilla Warfare
Cause Numerous Deaths, Bring
Israel Counterattacks, Gravity

France Delays
Action on Iraq
Plea for Arms

PARIS (JTA) — President Aref
of Iraq left here Saturday without a

formal commitment by France to pro-
vide him with jet planes or other
armaments but with a joint communi-
que, signed with President de Gaulle,
stipulating that "there is no possi-
bility of a settlement in the Middle
East without prior withdrawal (by
Israel) from all occupied territories."
Franco-Iraqi negotiations on arms de-
liveries, particularly the Mirage jet
planes, will continue, official circles
reported. President Aref will visit
Cairo before returning to Baghdad.
The final communique made no
mention of either arms deliveries to
Iraq or the granting of rights to a
French petroleum company to exploit
the Moumeila oil fields in Iraq. Both
of these points were brought up by
President Aref in press interviews
during his Paris stay. He told Le
Monde Friday that "if we obtain
French arms, and this is not certain,
they will be used to equip our army
for defensive purposes and not to ini-
tiate war."
(Continued on Page 8)

An endless series of guerrilla attacks emanating from Jordanian areas, attempts to create a state of terror in Is-
rael and an apparent encouragement of such attacks by the Hussein government have led to extensive military plans
to prevent the continuation of these acts which already have resulted in many deaths.

Eight armed marauders were killed in a sharp clash with an Israeli army patrol north of the Dead Sea Tuesday
night. One Israeli soldier was killed and another wounded in the encounter, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

He said that the patrol intercepted the Arab raiders as they crossed the Jordan River into Israel at about mid-
night, local time. Despite heavy covering fire from Jordanian units on the east bank of the river, they were unable to
retreat. The eight were slain in a heavy exchange of fire and hand grenades at close quarters. Israeli units did not
return the Jordanian fire from the East Bank.
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan announced Tuesday that Israel will supply arms to Arab villages in the West Bank
for protection against terrorists. He made the announcement at an all-day meeting with Sheikh Ali Jabari, mayor
of Hebron, and the mayors and mukhtars (chiefs) of neighboring villages. The meeting was attended by the top-
ranking officers of the military government.

Sheikh Jabari told the gathering that terrorist acts cause only marginal damage to Israel but Israeli retaliation
inflicts severe damage on the Arabs. Gen. Dayan said that while Israel does not expect the Arab villagers to inform
on terrorists, they must not give them shelter. He said that defense arms would be distributed on the recommenda-
tions of mayors and mukhtars.

The accelerated fighting that has been going on at the Jordanian border for many days, the attacks on Israeli
settlements and the attempted El Fatah infiltrations into Israel have resulted in much damage, and in the fighting
that continued on Tuesday and Wednesday it was reported that a score of Arabs and several Israelis were killed and
a number were wounded.
Declaring that Israel may be forced to make its side of the Jordan River an arena of battle, government sources
said that protection of lives and property was a cardinal principle of any nation, and they noted that Israel had
declared previously that quiet must prevail on both sides of its borders. The sources added that it appeared that King
Hussein of Jordan was no longer able or willing to restrain aggressive elements in his kingdom. Reports from Jordan,
they said, indicated that there was sharp antagonism between the Palestinians and Jordanians in the kingdom, with
the former reportedly deriding King Hussein for not acting to "liberate Palestine." The latter were understood to
be accusing the Palestinian elements of being a source of continuing provocations, dragging the kingdom into hostili-
ties with Israel against the wishes of the Jordanians.
But while dangers were mounting, Israel's government moved to bolster confidence in the missionof UN's peace
emissary, Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, in the face of persistent press reports in the Arab countries, and a few in
Israel as well, that Jarring's mission had failed. The Cabinet unanimously renewed its mandate to Foreign Minister

Dayan Visits Injured Man

General Moshe Dayan, Israel's minister of de-
fense, is shown walking briskly toward the Hadassah-
Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem, after
landing there by helicopter. General Dayan was among
the first to visit Pierre Tassier, Red Cross representa-
tive, who was wounded by Jordanian fire in an incident
at the Allenby Bridge. Rushed from Jericho to Jerusa-
lem, Tassier is now recuperating at Hadassah Hospital.


Continued on Page 36

Israel Tells UN: Attacks Endanger Cease Fire

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—(JTA) — A sharply-worded note from Israel to the president of the United
Nations Security Council Monday drew the attention of United Nations circles to the potentially explosive
situation on the Jordan-Israel border where artillery, mortar, tank and machinegun fire from Jordanian
positions on the east bank caused casualties and damage to Jewish settlements on the west bank and among
the Israel defense units in the area.
In a letter to the Security Council, Ambassador Josef Tekoah, head of the Israeli mission, gave a
chronological report of the border clashes that resumed on the night of Feb. 10. He warned that "the govern-
ment of Israel takes an extremely grave view of these deliberate attacks and provocations on the part
of the Jordanian armed forces."
Previous Israeli notes have declared Israel held the "Jordanian authorities" responsible for cease-
fire infractions, but this letter directly charged the Jordanian army with deliberate attacks.
Ambassador Tekoah told the Security Council that "these activities have been conducted in
complete disregard of the obligations undertaken by the Jordanian government through its acceptance of the
cease - fire resolutions." Ile declared that "Jordan is taking upon itself very serious responsibility for a
situation of its own making and which imposes the greatest strain on the cease - fire structure." The Israeli
note reiterated Israel's "readiness to observe fully its obligations under the cease-fire" but points out that
"this must be on the basis of complete reciprocity."
Israel also charged in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General U Thant that the Egyptian
action in sending boats from Lake Timsah northward in the Suez Canal on Jan. 30 was "an act of direct
and deliberate provocation." It asserted that the action "can only be interpreted as being part of a cal-
culated plan to sabotage the evacuation of the stranded ships."

Allied Jewish Campaign Divisions Pursue
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Aid Drive...Women's Phonogift Planned

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