A Salute to 20-Year-Old Israel
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HE JEWISH NEWS
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Israel remains embattled. Animosity threatens the Jewish State on its borders, on the international
arena, in lands behind the Iron Curtain.
Yet, defying threats, Israel carries on the struggle for existence with dignity, honorably, advancing
its culture, building a society in which people from more than 70 countries have found a common ground
in which they can pursue life, liberty and the human need for happiness and security.
We salute Israel on the 20th anniversary of its emergence into sovereignty and its acquisition of
a measure of security for its people.
This anniversary emphasizes anew the urgency that all nations should achieve friendships and
should live in a world marked by amity.
Israel needs her friends. She needs the encouragement that comes from her kinsmen — and
world Jewry accounts for the most dependable friends Israel can count on. The United States remains
among those to be relied upon as defenders of the basic principles of justice among nations.
May the 20th anniversary of Israel's redemption as a national entity also mark the beginning of an
era of peace for the entire area of which Israel is an integral part.
Let Shalom become not merely a form of salutation but also a way of life for all the peoples among
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whom Israel wishes to live in peace.
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France. Grants..Israel 'Title'
to Jets, Continues Embargo;
USSR Revives ME Issuo at UN
Help Set Record in
Allied Drive Gifts
Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency
Fund volunteer workers Sunday heard a
report of a total of $8,188,892 raised thus
far in the drive which hopes to reach nearly
At a brunch . meeting at the Jewish Com-
munity Center, Max M. Shaye, pre-campaign
chairman, told the .70 workers gathered that
while this is the largest amount ever raised
in a single campaign in Detroit, the potential
for even greater sums remained in unsolicited
"Workers still have 8,000 people to con-
tact for their pledges. In many instances I
have found that the contributor is just waiting
to be called for his gift," he declared. "He is
more than willing to give a generous gift
because he recognizes the needs. We have
also received 1,822 new pledges from people
who did not contribute to last year's regular
The services, food, metropolitan and pro-
fessional divisions were honored at the Sun-
day meeting for having reached more than
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PARIS (JTA)—Twenty-five of the 50 Mirage-V jet planes ordered by Israel have been transferred to
Israeli ownership but are being held in storage in France pending the lifting of the French government's
embargo on military planes for Israel, it was reported here Monday. The technical "delivery" of the jets was
arranged by agreement between Israeli military representatives and the Dassault Co., manufacturers of the
supersonic aircraft. The agreement stipulated that as each plane was completed to Israeli specifications,
it would be transferred to Israeli ownership.
Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville, however, informed the parliamentary committee on foreign
affairs that the embargo on .military planes to belligerents in last June's Middle East war will be main-
tained. He confirmed that Iraq had ordered 54 Mirage jets and would receive them within two or three years.
Israel made final payment on April 15, the due date, for the 50 Mirage-V jets it ordered from France
two years ago. Sources here and abroad noted that Israel was now in a position to bring legal action against
France for non-delivery of the planes.
Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban of Israel indicated in
an interview published here that Israel is prepared to
Permanent Hebron Housing
negotiate permanent boundaries with its Arab neighbors
and certain questions relating to Jerusalem, such as free
Plan Rejected by Israel
access to the holy places by all faiths. In the interview,
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The West Bank military
appeared in the Paris weekly, L'Express, Eban said
government rejected an attempt by a group of
that the first step toward thawing out the Middle East crisis
Orthodox Jews to establish a permanent settlement
is the establishment of "secure and recognized" borders.
in Hebron, a West Bank city, by announcing no
These, he said, would not be identical with the boundaries
residences would be leased to the group. The deci-
sion was in line with government policy not to
that existed in May 196'7 nor would thEkv conform with the
permit Jewish settlement on the West Bank except
present cease-fire lines.
by units of Nahal, the para-military youth organiza-
The Israeli foreign minister insisted that King Hussein
tion, and these only by special permission.
of Jordan could halt terrorist activities against Israel
The group of 70 Jews from religious settlements
from Jordanian soil because he had the backing of his army.
moved into Hebron Hotel to celebrate Passover and
Eban noted that despite its aggressively anti-Israel position,
later announced their intention of remaining in
Syria did not permit terrorist activities from its soil, nor
Hebron, one of Israel's four holy cities to the Ortho-
did Egypt. He said, however, that Israel prefers the Hus-
dox. Labor Minister Yigal Allon and Minister-
sein regime to one that might be closely aligned with Soviet
without-Portfolio Menahem Beigin had voiced sup-
port of the plans of the Orthodox Jews in Hebron.
Babi-Yar and Bialystok
Massacres Recalled as Nazi
Guilt Grows Astigmatic
BY ALFRED WOLFMANN
(Copyright 1968, JTA Inc.)
BONN—When the Germans launched "Operation Barbarosa" in
June 1941 — the invasion of Russia — one of Hitler's orders was to
kill every Jew without exception. The thoroughness with which that
order \vas obeyed is reflected in the difficulties that West German
prosecutors are experiencing a quarter of a century later in finding
survivors who can testify as eye-witnesses at war crimes trials.
There are plenty of eye-witnesses among the defendants themselves-
Wehrmacht officers, - soldiers of the ranks, drivers, interpreters. But
whereas these men exhibit total recall when it comes to the hard-
ships they suffered as prisoners of war in Russia, their memories fade
when they are asked to describe what happened to the Jews.
The situation is illustrated by two war crimes trials in the Fed-
eral Republic. One opened Oct. 2 at Darmstadt where members of
the SS special command (Sonderkommando) 4-A are on trial for the
mass slaughter of 33,771 Jews at Babi-Yar outside of Kiev on Sept.
29 and 30, 1941. In all, some 80,000 Jews were killed in the Kiev dis-
trict during the early days of the German compaign. The other trial,
which opened at Wuppertal last Oct. 7 and ended recently, was the
so-called Bialystok trial. The defendants were members of a Nazi
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Warsaw Being Ruled Out as Vietnam
Peace Site Due to Discriminations;
Report Purges Result in Suicides
WASHINGTON, D.C. (JTA)—Continuing efforts by the Communist countries to have Warsaw
selected as the site of Vietnam peace talks were seriously weakened by the disclosure of official Polish
discrimination against so-called "Zionist" newspapermen. The United States government has insisted
that whatever site is selected, it must be accessible to all journalists, regardless of nationality, race
Information from Warsaw indicated that Poland is no longer issuing visas to foreign journalists
suspected of being Israelis or "Zionists," the Polish euphemism for "Jews." A Polish embassy spokes-
man said he had "no indication" from Warsaw on whether "Zionist" journalists from abroad would be
welcomed to cover any Vietnam talks. U.S. State Department officials who have been following the
current anti-Jewish campaign in Poland said that they were "aware of a possible problem arising
from Poland's discrimination aaginst Jews.
North Vietnam has insisted that peace talks be held either in Poland or Cambodia. Poland 'ap-
peared the more likely because the United States maintains an embassy in Warsaw with the necessary
communications facilities. But Washington, apart from stipulating that the locale of the talks be open
to the world press, would prefer a neutral site.
Officials of the United States Embassy in Warsaw laid a wreath at the memorial to the ghetto
fighters on the 25th anniversary of the Jewish revolt in the ghetto. They paid tribute to the age 10)
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