TIM DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
14—Friday, March 15, 1968
Israel Rejects Jordan Charge of 'Desecration'
East Jerusalem Ex-Mayor Is Deported
UNITED NATIONS (JTA)
—Israel presented to Secretary-
General U Thant, documentary
and photographic evidence of 20
years of wanton destruction, des.
ecratiOn and vandalism by Jordan
against Jewish property and holy
places in Old Jerusalem and sur-
rounding areas which it occupied
in the 1948 war against Israel. The
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The former mayor of East Jerusalem has
been expelled to Jordan on charges of provocation, illegal dealings and
attempts to organize Arab resistance to Israel authority, the defense
The ministry said that Rouhi el Khatib was the man behind the
Arab teachers' strike last year and that he agitated among East
Jerusalem merchants to keep their shops closed after the reunification
of Jerusalem last June. According to the defense ministry, Khatib
maintained contact with Jordanian authorities in Amman and served
as a pipeline for the illegal transfer of funds. He was also charged
with spreading false reports of Israeli mistreatment of East
evidence, submitted by Ambas-
sador Yosef Tekoah, Israel's per-
manent representative to t h e
United Nations, was accompanied
by a letter challenging Jordan's
right to complain about Israel's
efforts to clear uninhabitable slums
in the area and erect modern
housing for Jews and Arabs alike.
Ambassador Tekoah's presenta-
tion was in direct reply to letters
and documents submitted by Mu-
hammed H. El-Farra, permanent
representative of Jordan, to the
secreary general on Feb. 23 and
Feb. 28. The Jordanians charged
that Israel was destroying the
character of "Arab Jerusalem"
and was sullying Moslem holy
places by its clearing operations
and archaeological excavations in
the vicinity of the West Wall.
Ambassador T e k o a h accom-
panied his documents with a 54- ,
Navies of 4 Nations Pay Tribute to Dakar Crew
tribute broadcast to the nation by
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol who
said that Israel's mission was to
strengthen its naval forces.
Aboard the destroyer Yaffo and
the escort submarine Tanin, bugles
sounded taps and flags were low-
ered to half mast as seven wreaths
were cast into the sea in memory
of the lost men. Four of the
wreaths were sent by the United
States, British. Greek and Turkish
navies which had helped the
search. Present on deck were the
Deputy Naval Attache of the U.S.
High Court Reserves
I Embassy and Air Vice Marshal
R. G. Knott, chief of staff of the
Decision on Aid for
British Mediterranean Command. page book containing scores oft
With them were Defense Minister photographs of Jewish homes. syn-
Moshe Dayan, Chief of Staff Maj. . agogues and cemeteries wilfully
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. Gen. Chaim Bar-Lev and other damaged or destroyed by the Jor-
Supreme Court reserved judge- high ranking officers of Israel's danians. The booklet was published
in English, French and Spanish.
ment after hearing arguments in armed forces.
"With regard to the West Wall,"
a major test case on the right of
Ashore, Rabbi Shlomo Goren, Ambassador Tekoah wrote, "it is
taxpayers to challenge the consta- chief chaplain of Israel's armed to be observed that it is the most
tutionality of government expendi- forces recited the Kaddish with rel- Holy Place f all to Judaism." He
tures for sectarian schools.
Wives of the lost men. An Army said that archaeological excava-
Leo Pfeffer, special counsel of cantor chanted the traditional "El tions near the West Wall and the
the American Jewish Congress, Moleh Rahamin," prayer for the Temple Mount area, had always
argued in behalf of seven New dead.
taken place . . . "during the period
Yorkers seeking to upset certain
of the Mandate and during the Jor-
provisions of the Federal Elemen- ' Tests Find 'Creative'
danian occupation . . . Approval
tary and Secondary Education Act I Students More Likely
has been granted for the continua-
of 1065. He urged the high court to Be of Jewish Origin
, tion of these excavations, outside
to accept jurisdiction in the case.
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The more the area of the Temple Mount, that
He said the controversy Wa•S creative students among high scor- is outside the walls surrounding
"particularly fitted for judicial res- I ers in the Westinghouse Science the Haram esh-Sharif." The Israeli
olution" and warned that if the' Talent Search are more likely envoy noted further that "a clear
court did not grant the individuals than the less creative ones to be distinction exists between the
taxpayer standing to sue in First i Jews, according to a study by the Haram esh-Sharif and the Western
Amendment cases, "there would be. National Institute of Mental Health Wall which were recognized as
two separate Holy Places" by the
no way, for example, , to challenge ' of the Public Health Service.
a SI.000.000 federal grant for the' , The study covered attributes and
construction of a church."
backgrounds of 1,039 teen-age boys Oldest Hagada Shown
The American Jewish Congress ' and was made by Dr. Loisellin in Philadelphia Exhibit
attorney was joined in his pleading Dotto and Morris Parloff, Institute
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — The
by Senator Sam J. Ervin. Democrat psychologists. For the study, the oldest Hagada in existence, a
of North Carolina, who told the youths were divided into two fragmented medieval manuscript
court: - Every American has a', groups—the mote and the less cre- dating back to the 8th Century,
right not to be taxed for the sup - ative — according to how the talent went on public exhibit at the Free
port of a religion in violation of ' search judges had rated the origi- Library here, as part of an exhibit
the First Amendment. It is this nality of their science projects en- of about 1,000 Hagadas presented
precious right that is at stake in tered in the contest.
by the Dropsie College for Hebrew
The study found the two groups and Cognate Learning. The exhibit,
Friend of the court briefs sup- had many similarities. Slightly' which will continue until April 12.
porting the AJC position were filed more than half had fathers in pro- was arranged in connection with
by the National Council of fessional occupations, the boys the Passover festival.
Churches. the Council of State, were similar in scientific aptitude,
The manuscript, kept in a
School Officers. Protestants and reported similar interest in becom- vacuum vault at the college, shows
the Passover ritual in its very
Other Americans United For Sep -
aration of Church and State. United scores on scholastic aptitude tests. early state, with many important
Americans for Public Schools and But the more creative students variations from the traditional
all of the national member agencies were found more likely to come I text currently used.
of the National Community Rela- from the northeastern states,
HAIFA (JTA) — The navies of
four nations which aided Israel in
the vain search for the lost sub-1
marine Dakar in January, joined
in paying final tribute to the un -
derseacraft's 65 officers and crew.
The occasion was the end of the
shiva, the traditional seven - day
mourning period which began
when the submarine was officially
declared lost last week. It was;
marked by solemn ceremonies:
ashore and at sea and by a last
lions Advisory Council with the ex- 44 versus 38 percent; from metro-
ception of the Union of Orthodox! politan areas, by 51 versus 41 per-
Jewish Congregations of America. cent, and from Jewish families
by46 versus 38 percent.
Briefs on the government side
were filed by the AFL - CIO,
group of parents and children Belgian Senate Chairman
benefiting from federal aid pro- Wants M.E. Marshall Plan
grams in sectarian schools in New
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Concerning Israeli slum clear-
ance operations in the Mughrabi
quarter of the Old City, a Jewish
quarter, Ambassador T e k o a h
pointed out that though it faces
the West Wall it is not a holy
place but secular property. "No
modern civilized government or
municipal administration would
have tolerated the slum conditions
which the Jordanian government
created in this quarter," he said.
Noting that the Jordanian repre-
sentative complained about plans
to construct new housing in the
modern part of Jerusalem, includ-
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and areas occupied by Jordan in
1948, Ambassador Tekoah wrote
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