Brazil Offers Asylum to Jews Persecuted in Four Countries
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
SAO PAULO, Brazil—The Brazilian government indicated that it was prepared
to admit Jewish refugees from Poland and the Arab countries. Jose De Magalhaes,
chancellor of the Brazilian Foreign Office, promised in a note to the Brazilian Jewish
Confederation, that all facilities within the framework of Brazilian immigration legisla-
tion would be granted to Jewish immigrants who want to join their families in Brazil.
The official's note was in reply to a request by the Jewish Confederation last May that
Brazil advise the governments of Poland, Egypt, Iraq and Syria that it was prepared
to accept Jewish refugees from those countries.
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Serious Crisis Develops at UN
ver Israel's Defensive Action
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
WorldParliamentsAsked for Aid
to Release Hijacked El Al Plane
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM—The Knesset called on parliaments all over the world
Monday to "act ceaselessly" to effect the release of the El Al Israeli jet
airliner that has been held in Algeria along with 12 passengers and crewmen
Since it was hijacked by Arab terrorists on July 23.
The chamber, by a virtually unanimous vote, called on the government
to report to the Knesset security committee on actions taken to secure
the return of the plane and, by implication, gave the government a free
hand to take whatever action it deemed necessary. Only the extremist
Communist faction "Rakah" voted in dissent.
Minister of Transport Moshe Carmel declared that Israel "will not be
Content with words only" and the world must understand this. He said
that Israel would use whatever means were necessary to obtain the release
of the plane and to prevent the hijacking of other Israeli aircraft and ships
On the high seas.
The government apparently is acting with restraint and waiting for
results of representations being made through foreign sources before decid-
ing on further action. Those sources expressed guarded optimism over the
fate of the $6,000,000 jet now in Algerian hands, it was learned here
Tuesday. They are known to have intimated to Israeli officials that while
Algerian official statements are evasive, there are grounds to hope for an
early settlement of the affair. They also are known to have asked Israel
to refrain from any action that would bring about a direct Israel-Algerian
Israeli newspapers warned Algeria that it would get no ransom from
Israel for the plane, its passengers and crew. The postponement tactics and
the "war of nerves" conducted by Algeria will only further deteriorate a
situation already saturated wth tension, the papers said. The evening news-
paper Maariv declared that Algeria might be waiting for a "gesture" on the
part of Israel and added that "it must be made clear that such a wait is in
vain. The only gesture possible is the immediate release of the plane and its
passengers. Israel is not ready to pay or grant prizes for acts of piracy."
A decision to release the plane had been expected from the Algerian
cabinet meeting. Diplomatic sources in Paris meanwhile said that Morocco
and Tunisia had advised Alegrian President Boumedienne to release the
plane and the Israelis.
President Boumedienne on Wednesday sent to UN Secretary-General
U Thant a letter outlining Algeria's position on the airliner.
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NATIONS, N.Y.—France and Canada Tuesday condemned Israel's
air attack Sunday on terrorist bases in Jordan at the-Security Council but urged the
council to avoid any action which might interfere with the current peace-seeking
mission of UN emissary Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring.
The council session began Monday on the call of both Jordan and Israel, made
immediately after the air raid against what Israel called the new major terrorist
base near Salt.
The opening speaker Tuesday ,morning, the Egyptian delegate, Amin Hilmy II,
followed the lead of Muhammed H. El-Farra of Jordan, who Monday urged sanc-
tions against Israel. The Egyptian delegate accused the council of "reluctance
to face up to its international responsibility" to preserve peace in the Middle East
and asserted that this had "encouraged Israel to "continue its aggression with
Tuesday morning's meeting witnessed a rejection by Israel's permanent rep-
resentative, Ambassador Yosef Tekoah, of an Algerian attempt to have the Secur-
ity Council president, Joao Augusto de Araujo Castro of Brazil, rule against
Israel's effort to link such actions as the Sunday raid to the "continuing war by
the Arab states against Israel" and Israel's legitimate rights of self-defense.
Tekoah, exercising his right of reply to the Egyptian statement, ridiculed Arab
assertions that the terrorist raids against Israel stemmed entirely from the "resist-
ance" of Arab "patriots" against their "inhuman oppressor."
He cited a Security Council resolution of 1948 which condemned such raids
and called on the Arab states to halt any such actions emanating from their ter-
ritories. He declared that the Arab-sponsored "war of liberation" was not a new
development, emerging after the June 1967 conflict, but a matter extending back
to "the 1940s, the 1950s and the 1960s.
The fact was, he said, that the Arabs have been conducting war against Israel
for 20 years—economic, political, psychological—as well as shelling of Israeli vil-
lagers by Jordanian regulars and constant terrorist raids "with the connivance and
support" of the Jordanian and Egyptian governments.
Tekoah denounced President Nasser of Egypt. declaring that recent statements
indicating a readiness by Egypt to consider steps toward Middle East peace by
acceptance of the council's No. 22 resolution had been rejected by Nasser in a
speech on July 23 in which the Egyptian president had pledged full support to ter-
rorist raids and had declared there could be no negotiation and no peace with Israel.
The Israeli representative charged Egypt with gas bombing of villages in Yemen,
citing an International Red Cross medical mission report, and declared that Israel
Sale of Supersonic Fighter Jets to Israel
Favored in GOP Platform; Phantom
Plane Deal Supported by Humphrey
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (JTA)—The Republican Party has adopted a 1968 platform plank on
the Middle East favoring United States military aid to Israel "such as supersonic fighters" as are
necessary to bolster its strength against the Arab states being re-armed by Soviet Russia.
The GOP platform also, for the first time, openly condemned "continuing anti-Semitic
actions by the Soviet Union."
The Middle East plank, which referred to that region as a "tinderbox," pledged the Republican
Party to "pursue a stable peace through recognition by all nation of each other's right to assured
boundaries, 'freedom of navigation through international waters, and independent existence free
from the threat of aggression." The platform said further that Republicans would seek an end to
the arms race "through international agreement and the stationing of peace-table, talks among ad-
. .vers a ries."
The platform called "the Soviet's persistence in building an imbalance of military forces" in
the Middle East "a growing menace to Israel," and said that "her forces must be kept at a corn-
mensurate strength both for her protection and to help keep the peace of the area. The United
3tates, therefore, will provide contervailing help to Israel, such as supersonic fighters, as neces-
sary for these purposes."
The reference to Soviet anti-Semitic actions was contained in a foreign policy plank that said
the United States would not condone aggression or so-called wars of national liberation. The
plank also condemned Soviet efforts to eradicate all religions and its oppression of minorities
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Vice President Hubert Humphrey reiterated Sunday his advocacy of
sonic planes such as the Phantom jets" which Prime Minister Levi Eshkol requested of President
,Johnson seven months ago. The vice president voiced his support of Phantoms for Israel in re-
sponse to a telegram sent to him by the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. The telegram
asked Humphrey if he was in a position to amplify his statement of July 11 in which he said he
favored continued military assistance to Israel, including jet planes. His statement at the time did
not specify any type of jet planes. The United States has sold Israel Skyhawk jet fighters which are
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Gubow Nominated by President
to Federal Bench in Detroit
U.S. Attorney Lawrence Gubow last Friday was nominated to fill
the vacancy on the federal bench in the U.S. District Court of Eastern
President Johnson sent the nomination to the Senate.
Mr. Gubow was recommended for the post by Michigan's Senior U.S.
Senator Philip A. Hart.- He also has
the support and backing of the state's
junior Senator, Robert Griffin.
U.S. Attorney General Ramsay
Clark has endorsed the nomination
and has strongly supported Gubow's
Gubow's appointment now has
the unanimous endorsement of the
American Bar Association, William
Gossett, its president, announced
Senator Griffin informed The
Jewish News on Monday, from Miami
.Beach, where he was attending the
Republican National Convention, that
he will support speedy confirmation
of Gubow's appointment by the
U.S. Attorney Gubow presently
serves as president of the Jewish
Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit. He is a national leader in the
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and has been active for many years
in communal affairs, Allied Jewish Campaigns and causes in support
and defense of Israel. He is an active member of Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
Gubow was appointed to fill the vacancy on the bench here resulting
from the elevation of Judge Wade McCree to the U.S, Circuit Court of