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May 17, 1968 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-05-17

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Lebanon Gets Into the Act of Te rrorism Against Israel

(Continued from Page 1)
Lord Caradon of Britain, this
month's council president, • met
with Corneliu Manescu, president
of the General Assembly. There is
the possibility that the assembly
might debate the Middle East is-
sue before it concludes its current
session about June 1. Manescu
also had a visit from Egyptian
Ambassador Mohammed Awad el
Kony.
It was announced Wednesday
that Habib Bourguiba, president
of Tunisia, will visit here next
week and is scheduled to ad-
dyes the assembly. Bourguiba
has been the only outspoken
critic of Egypt's President Ga-
mal Abdel Nasser in the Arab
bloc, having consistently called
for a change in the Arab bloc's
persistent refusal to consider
possible peace talks with Israel.
Israel charged Wednesday in a
letter to the Security Council that

the Lebanese government has join-
ed the rest of the hostile Arab bloc
in aiding and encouraging Arab
sabotage inside Israel. In a letter
to Lord Caradon, Yosef Tekoah,
Israel's permanent representative
here, alleged that the government
of Lebanon has opened a recruit-
ing office in Beirut for the enroll-
ment of Arab terrorists and has
established a training center "for
Lebanese young men for joining
the Fedayeen movement." The
training center, according to Tek-
oah, is in the Lebanese town of
Sidon.

Tekoah notified the council that
Lebanon's prime minister has
"publicly pledged support to war-
fare by terror. He encouraged Le-
banese nationals to join organiza-
tions conducting such warfare and
promised them arms to fight Is-
rael." Regarding the shelling of the
Lebanese village, which Tekoah
. said occurred as a result of the

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shelling of an Israeli village from
the Lebanese side, Tekoah added
"it is regrettable that Arab regu-
lar and irregular forces frequently
choose to emplace their firing posi-
tions within or adjacent to inhabit-
ed points, thus exposing the local
civilian population to the hazards
of Arab aggression."
Tekoah charged that Lebanon has
violated the cease fire to which it
had agreed last June and stated:
"Israel has respected and will con-
tinue to respect the cease fire with
Lebanon on a basis of reciprocity.
As long as no attacks are carried
out from Lebanese territory, tran-
quility prevails in the Israel-Le-
banon sector."
An impassioned plea to the
Security Council to act to halt
Arab warfare, particularly Jor-
danian, against Israel, was made
last week in the Security Coun-
cil by Tekoah. Tekoah told the
council that in the last three
weeks, Jordanian military posi-
tions had attacked Israeli vil-
lages and Israeli forces with ar-
tillery and mortar fire "no less
than 25 times." He said that
"Israel comes before the Secur-
ity Council in plea not to allow
this warfare to continue." He
detailed recent attacks by Jor-
danian army regulars and by
commando units, some of whom
have Egyptian army uniforms
and some who had crossed into
Israel from Jordan after corn-
ing. to Jordan from Syria.
Tekoah rejected every one of
Jordan's charges . of persecution
and harassment of the Arabs in
Jerusalem.
Israelis Skeptical of Arab
Change of Heart on Talks
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Diplo-
matic sources here discounted re-
ports disseminated from Arab
quarters that the Arab-Israeli
deadlock would soon be broken as
a result of Arab agreement to "in-
direct" talks at United Nations
headquarters in New York. Al-
though Israel has also agreed to
talks in New York, there have been
no new developments, and the
Arab-inspired "optimism" is part
of their propaganda warfare in-
tended to make the Arabs appear
more reasonable before interna-
tional opinion, these sources said.
They stressed that as long as Arab
spokesmen continued to reject Is-
rael's basic requirement — accept-
ance of the Nov. 22, 1967 Security
Council resolution for a just and
lasting peace in secure and recog-
nized borders—there can be little
hope that direct peace talks will
get started. As long as the word
"peace" is missing from Arab
statements, those statements
amount to little more than "eye-
wash," the diplomatic sources
stated.
(A Christian Science Monitor
dispatch from the United Nations
Monday quoted reports from Cairo
to the effect that "President Nas-
ser has apparently come to the con-
clusion that a solution in the Mid-
dle East must be sought in diplo-
macy, not war." The dispatch said
that Ambassador Arthur J. Gold-

berg would not have spoken as
forcefully as he did last week
when he called on the S'ecurity
Council to give explicit expression
of its support for the Jarring mis-
sion "had riot Washington been
convinced that circumstances in
the Middle East now are favor-
able." An editorial in the Chris-
tian Science Monitor warned of
the dangers in failure to negotiate
an Arab-Israeli understanding now
in the light of the Russian involve-
ment at Egypt's side. The editorial
said this was "reportedly now
down to the squad level" and it
asked: "What happens, for ex-
ample, if Russians start getting
killed?")
(The London Evening Standard
reported that the Soviet Union was
beefing up Egypt's submarine fleet
to the point where Egypt may en-
joy maritime control of the Eastern
Mediterranean. The paper said
that Russia had supplied 16 sub-
marines to Egypt, eight mine-
sweepers, eight sub-chasers, 18
missile craft, 44 torpedo boats, six
rocket assault vessels, 18 landing
craft and six tugs.
(In London, King Hussein told
a press conference that the Arabs
were "genuinely striving" for
peace but were being blocked by
Israel's refusal to implement the
Security Council resolution of Nov.
22. He told newsmen that "if time
passes and no progress is made,
we will have to search for other
ways and means.")
The Knesset overwhelmingly re-
jected a motion of "no confidence"
in the government, submitted by
Shmuel Tamir on behalf of the
three-man Free Center faction, an
offshoot of Herut. The vote was
64 to 3. All other opposition groups
abstained. The motion was sub-
mitted on grounds that the govern-
ment had accepted the Nov. 22 Se-
curity Council resolution which
among other things, calls for Is-
rael's withdrawal from occupied
Arab territories. Tamir accused
the government of preparing pub-
lic opinion for a withdrawal which,
he contended, was contrary to
popular sentiment. The Free Cen-
ter, like the Herut from which it
broke away, demands that the pres-
ent cease-fire lines be made Is-
rael's permanent borders.
Israel Warns Lebanon
Not to Permit Guerrillas to
Operate From Its Territory
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel offi-
cially warned Lebanon not to per-
mit its territory to be used as a
base for terrorist attacks. The
second mortar attack in five days
from Lebanese soil developed
shortly after midnight Monday, and
Israeli forces, for the first time,
returned the fire. According to a
military spokesman, three shells
exploded harmlessly in a field be-
longing to the northern Galilee
settlement of Margaliot. An inves-
tigation confirmed that the fire
originated across the Lebanese
border. A Lebanese army report
in Beirut claimed that Israeli mor-
tar fire had killed a woman and a
child and destroyed or damaged
several houses in the border vil-

lage of Houleh Sunday night.
Premier Levi Eshkol expressed
the hope, during a weekend tour
of newly-established defense settle-
ments in the occupied Syrian Golan
Heights, that the "defense wall be-
ing built here will be both green
and strong." Speaking at a Nahal
outpost, the Premier declared that
those who "remember the 20 years
of suffering by settlements in the
valley below the Golan Heights can
appreciate our position here as a
defense wall against all kinds of
evil."
Two Israeli soldiers were wound-
ed in a clash with El Fatah sabo-
teurs north of Jericho Sunday. One
of the El Fatah members was kill-
ed and another captured.
The widely separated terrorist
attacks this week indicated that
the El Fatah may be opening new
fronts against Israel, one on the,
previously quiet Lebanese border
and the other in the occupied
Sinai desert, military sources - said.
Washington Post Says
Israel Considers Building -
Own Jet Warplanes
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel
is considering building her own
jet fighter aircraft because of lack
of confidence in the United States
as a trustworthy source, Alfred
Friendly reported in a dispatch
from Jerusalem to the Washington
Post. The report said that "a non-
specific, nonpublic promise from
a lame-luck President may be in-
sufficient for a nation that sees its
survival at stake. Thus the current
debate, still under wraps, over
whether to build planes here."
Notice was taken of the French
termination of jet sales and the
urgent need for supersonic jets to
balance the Soviet buildup in the
surrounding Arab states. It appear-
ed to Friendly that the United
States "has refused for the mo-
ment to plug the gap, arguing that
as of now Israel is militarily se-
cure and that if circumstances
change, it will take another look
at what has to be done."
Afro-Asian Combination
Defeats Israel For Seat
On UN Trade Commission
GENEVA (JTA) — Israel has
been defeated for re-election to a
committee of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Develop-
ment (UNCTAD) by a combination
of the Afro-Asian neutralist bloc
which put up six candidates for
the six seats to be filled by the
African and Asian members. Of
the 53 votes cast for the vacant
seats on the committee On in-
visibles and financing related to
trade. Israel received 18.
`Syria Weakest, but Most
Troublesome of Arab States'
LONDON(JTA)--A British his-
torian described Syria Tuesday as
the weakest state in the Middle
East but the most troublesome.
According to Dr. N. Michaelis, sen-
ior lecturer at London University,
Syria, though unstable and incom-
petent even by Middle Eastern
standards, often goads Egypt and
Jordan to act against their better
judgment in the Middle East crisis.

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