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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-05-10

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Huinalf:Rightg - IBody Asked . to Study - -Status of Minorities Around World

THE DETROITJEWISH NEws
Friday, May 10, 468-17

Arabs in Jerusalem when it was "force" them to leave. Tekoah re-
TEHERAN, Iran (JTA)—A reso- gas, Israel tries to save the cost
guilty of the mistreatment of plied that El-Khatib had been ap- El Al Records Profit of
lution calling on the United Nations of bullets and „lets Arabs die of
pointed by the Jordanian govern-
Jews in the Soviet Union,
Subcommission on Prevention of hunger and thirst in the desert,"
Discrimination and Protection of he said. '
The Security Council challenge ment, not elected, and was a mem- $1,000,000 Despite War
Minorities to investigate the situa-
was made by Ambassador Yosef ber of the Palestine Liberation
He was answered immediate-
JERUSALEM — The president
tion of minorities in various coun- ly by the chief of the Israel dele-,
Tekoah arising on a point of order Army council.
of El Al Israel Airlines,_ M. Ben
tries and submit a report to the
g a t i o n, Ambassador Michael after Ambassador Yakov Malik of
Tekoah also said that the areas Ari, speaking before a group of
UN Human Rights Commission was
Comay, who said it was disturb- the Soviet Union and Ambassador under urban redevelopment in East economic writers, announced that
introduced in the-international con- ing to see that, in addition to
Agha Shahi of Pakistan had made Jerusalem, which he said had be- the company made a net profit
ference on human rights here Sun-
the 50,000,000 Arabs who sought extensive attacks on Israeli, in- come a slum under 19 years of- of between 4- and 5,000,000 Israeli
day and was expected to produce for Israel's extermination "a na-
eluding its alleged mistreatment of Jordanian control, were mostly pounds (more than $1.000,000)
angry debate.
tion of 200,000,000 has joined the the Arab population in Jerusalem. Jewish property or in the public during the current fiscal year,
The draft resolution was intro- attack on Israel."
Ambassador Malik protested domain and that Arab private own- which ended March 31.
duced by Justice Zeev Zeitner of
Ambassador Comay read into the against Tekoah's description of the ers were being compensated. As-
This marks Vie highest profit
Israel. who told the assembly that record exerpts from a letter which treatment of Soviet Jewry, and serting that Jerusalem was "the
ever registered by El Al during
the United Nations had not looked the late Rev. Martin Luther King Lord Caradon of Britain, presi- capital of the Jewish people," he
into the welfare of minorities since Jr. wrote to the human rights com- dent of the council, instructed added that the 19-year Jordanian its 20-year history.
This profit, El Al's president
World War II and had not paid any mission at its meeting in New York Tekoah to keep to the issue. Tekoah rule of East Jerusalem had never
attention to questions involving the last year, dealing with the repres- replied that he wanted to draw been recognized by the interna- stated, was particularly gratifying
in the face of a loss of 8,600.000
cultural and religious rights of eth- sion of Jews in Russia. - Ambas- "a legitimate comparison" between tional community.
Israeli pounds ($2,494,000) as a
nic, racial and religious groups.
sador Comay also referred to the the situation of the Arabs in Jeru-
result of the Six-Day War.
The draft resolution was ex- "Doctors Trials" of the Stalin era salem and the Jews in Moscow and
Million Perform Mitzva
pected to be a source of embar- and said the Soviet Union would said he wanted to ask a simple
NEW YORK (JTA)—Nearly one
rassment to the Soviet Union and do better to put its own house in question: "How could the council
to India and Pakistan because of order b e f o r e attacking others allow the Soviet representative to million Jews around the world have
the minorities issues raised in Comay was interrupted repeated- speak about the continuation of been given "the opportunity to ob-
these countries. Justice Zeitner has ly by the Soviet delegate, who said Arab cultural, religious and pub- serve the mitzva of tefilin," many
freq . iently brought up in interna- afterwards that the Soviets would lic life in Jerusalem when the Jew- of them for the first time, as a re-
tional forums the issue of Soviet reply.
REPAIR AND
ish citizens of the Soviet Union sult of the campaign that was ini-
tiated by Rabbi Menachem M.
discrimination against the Jews in
INSTALLATION
were deprived of these rights?"
An
angry
debate
was
anticipated
Schneerson, the Lub a v it cher
Rus - ia. and observers here indi-
The Israeli spokesman told the Rebbe, on the eve of the Six-Day
Quality Work at
cated belief that his draft resolu- when, earlier this week, an Israeli
delegate Judge Zeev Zeitner, in- council that "the Moslems in Jeru- War. The campaign was conducted
tion was motivated by the desire to
Reasonable
Prices!
brin?: the question of Soviet Jewry , troduced a resolution calling on salem enjoy fully freedom of reli- by the Lubavitch Youth Organiza-
the United Nations Subcommission gion, freedom to operate their own tion.
before the world agency.
The first committee of the con- on Prevention of Discrimination institutions, the use of Arab clubs
Many Jews put on philacteries at
and Protection of Minorities to in- and the Arab schools in Jerusalem
ference by a vote of 60 to none,
"Get Our Price Last"
: vestigate the situation of minorities are operating normally. When the the Western Wall at the youth or-
with five absentions, called on the in varous countres and submit
ganization's "tefilin booth."
■■■•■■■■■••■■■■•■•■01 %,..0•01%,...14,4,01\m,
a
Soviet
government
will
grant
equal
con-f?rence to condemn Nazism, • report to the UN Human Rights
rights to its Jewish citizens, we
neo-Nazism and similar ideologies •
Commission. Tuesday, Judge Zell- will consider the Soviet Union
,
base.-1 on terrorism and racial in- ner brought up the subject of So-
tolerf- nce as a blatant violation viet d e 1 e g at e, Ostrowski, who justified in speaking about Arab
rights in Jerusalem."
of bgsic human rights. It also
shouted that "The hands of the
Over the weekend, Lord Cara-
recommended that the conference Israelis are stained with blood."
don refused consistently to refer
call on all states to declare illegal He demanded that Zeltner not be
and prohibit Nazi and racist organ- permitted to refer to any specific
to Rouhi El-Khatib as the mayor
of Jerusalem, despite demands
izations and groups.
minority. This led the chairman
M"anwbile, in New York, the to suspend the session to take up
that he do so by the Soviet Union
Algeria, Hungary and Pakistan.
Amerinan Jewish Committee re- Is•rael's right to refer to Soviet
Muhammed el-Farrah, the per-
ported that the Iraqi government i Jews.
manent Jordanian representative,
has embarked on a policy of eco-
The subject of Soviet Jewry is
had asked the El-Khatib be in-
nomic strangulation of the 2,500
vited under a council rule under
Jews who have remained in that expected to come up again before
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According to information re- has given extensive coverage to the
ceived by the AJC's office in Paris, subject and the clashes that have
Speaking without the mayoral
the new measures adopted in Bagh- developed over it.
designation, El-Khatib charged that
dad deprive Jews of all rights of
Earlier in the week, at the
Israel had "occupied buildings, ex-
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place a poverty level ceiling on
question Israeli treatment of residents of East Jerusalem to
salaries that may be paid to Jews.
By these measures, the AJC
declared, the Iraqi government has
dropped all pretense of being "anti-
Zionist" but not "anti-Jewish."
One new amendment to Iraqi
law forbids Jews to sell or other-
wise dispose of any immovable
property or to try to get a mort-
gage,loan, or lease on it without I
prior permission from the minister
of interior.
Another provision orders govern-
ment offices and private businesses
not to pay out any sums "due to
the Jews" but to notify the minis-
ter instead. Jewish salaries are
exempted, but a ceiling of 100
dinars ($280) per month has been
placed on them. The AJC pointed
out that this is about the salary
paid a beginner clerk in inflation-
plagued Iraq and is insufficient to
support a family. •
Moreover, very few Iraqi Jews
occupy salaried posts today, the
majority of them having been fired
during the past year. The new anti-
Jewish measures were published
in the Official Gazette of Iraq last
March, copies of which have been
obtained by the AJC office in Paris.
Angry clashes erupted here Tues-
day between the Soviet and Israeli
delegates to the conference. At one
point, the session was interrupted
for 10 minutes, in order to reach
an agreement on whether Israel
had the right to refer to the Soviet
Union by name in a discussion of
.a resolution on the protection of
The leader In fine carpet cleaning for 55 years
minorities. Israel won the right by
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the
*
When
a vote of 26-16, with 18 abstentions.
A Polish move to suspend debate
it pays to deal with the leader. That's doubly
on the subject for an indefinite
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LEADER is the leader — and has been for over
At another point in the proceed-
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So put LEADER on the spot.
earAgO.,'
ings. during a discussion of human
Give us your TOUGH rug or carpet cleaning
rights in occupied territories, the
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vered a tirade against Israel which
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and free estimate
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Nazis in its treatment of Arabs.
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