of UN Failure to Condemn
Egypt for Cease-Fire Violation at Suez
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, September 13, 1968-21
American Pavilion Will Be Erected
at Israel Museum by 2 New Yorkers
Officials said the motivation for
the admittedly heavy Egyptian fire
JERUSALEM—A pavilion for the $1,000,000, will be transferred to
remained obscure although Ameri- exhibition of American works of the pavilion as the nucleus of its
can diplomats tend to exonerate art, sculpture and design will be collection. In conjunction with
the Russians from any involvement built at the Israel Museum by Jack the America-Israel Cultural
Israel had sought the emergency with it. The United States position Lawrence and Dr. Walter Myden Foundation, the y also have
session Sunday because of the was defined as supporting t h e
agreed to donate and collect
of New York City.
critical nature of the situation, al- United Nations call for both sides
$1,000,000 for the construction
though the council was scheduled to observe the cease-fire.
Founders of the Pavilion, believing and maintenance of the pavilion.
to meet Monday to resume con-
Israel accused Egypt before the that American art has become one Some American collectors have
sideration of Israel's complaint
Reports read to the emergency against Egypt for the Aug. 26 United Nations Security Council of of the leading schools of art in the already expressed their desire to
participate. Among them is the
session of the Security Council by cease-fire violation in which two a "deliberate and planned military world, said that Jerusalem, once
Secretary General U Thant from Israeli soldiers were killed and attack" on Aug. 26 when an Israeli again a world center is a fitting dean of American art dealers,
patrol was ambushed on the east place to exhibit America's contri- Mrs. Edith Gregor Halpert.
Lt.-Gen. Odd Bull, head of the one kidnaped.
The addition to be constructed to
bank of the Suez Canal resulting bution to the visual arts. The pa-
cease - fire observers, assessed
In Tel Aviv, a military spokes- in the two deaths and abduction. vilion will be the only center out- house the American collection will
Name for starting the artillery ex-
change—the most severe since last man identified eight of the 10 Is- Israel formally charged that the side the Whitney Museum in New be known as the "American Pa-
October — on Egyptian gunners. raeli soldiers killed in Sunday's attack had been carried out by York with a permanent display of vilion of Art and Design."
Lawrence is a well-known Ameri-
Gen. Bull's reports also blamed 41/2-hour artillery duel along the "an Egyptian military force con- a cross-section of American art.
Lawrence's and Dr. Myden's can composer and lyricist. Dr.
Egypt for delays in accepting a entire 103-mile length on the Suez sisting of approximately 30 men."
Canal. Cairo radio claimed Sunday
In bringing the action before the outstanding collection of Ameri- Myden is a prominent psychologist
Israelis had expected more from night that five Egyptian soldiers council, Israel's ambassador, Yosef can art valued in excess of and author.
and six civilians were killed and Tekoah said. Israel hoped to arrest
the emergency session, which was
convened Sunday night at Israel's 42 persons, including 12 soldiers, further deterioration of the situa-
urgent request to deal with what were wounded.
tion, to have the military attack
Ambassador Yosef Tekoah • de-
An army spokesman ridiculed condemned, to impress on Egypt
scribed as a "premeditated, large- an Egyptian claim that Israel had the need to carry out its obliga-
scale and unprovoked assault in asked for a cease fire and had tions and to secure the return of
flagrant violation of the cease- agreed to Egypt's condition that the kidnaped soldier. He said that II
Israel would not re-enforce its "general difficulties" and "ob- 1
They were consequently disap- troops in the Sinai area. There was stacles placed in its way" had pre-
pointed that the suggestion of Lord no request by Israel and no agree- vented the Security Council in the. •
With this Coupon only
Caradon, the British representa- ment to any conditions, the spokes- past from fairly and equitably dis-
tive, that the council call on both man said.
charging its responsibilities in the
sides to observe the cease-fire, was
He repeated an earlier statement Middle East. He observed that the
that the Egyptians opened fire all
cil. Some Israelis charged that along the front simultaneously — couraged by the inability of the
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the failure to condemn Egypt in from Kantara at the northern en- council to rise above its arithmetic
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this case demonstrated once again trance of the canal to Port Tewfik of votes and vetoes and contribute
to the termination of Arab viola-
the weakness of the council in all at the southern entrance.
matters concerning the Middle
tions of the cease-fire."
He said that the Egyptians dis-
East where it has to operate in
In his reply to the Israeli
regarded the first call for a
the shadow of the Soviet veto.
charges, Ambassador Mohamed
The council went into session
Awad El-Kony of Egypt denied
tions observers shortly before 5
around 9 p.m. Sunday. It heard
that Egypt had taken part in the
p.m. local time and continued
Ambassador Tekoah charge
action and suggested that Israel
their shelling along the entire
Egypt with violation of the
had planted physical evidence to
cease fire and an attempt by the
back up his charges. He told the
half. He said the Egyptians used
Egyptian representative, sit p-
council that the Israeli charges
artillery and 120 mm and 160
ported by the Soviet Union, to
were not supported by the re-
mm mortars, their main target
put the blame on Israel. It
ports to the United Nations by
being the Port Tewfik area.
adjourned to seek agreement on
action and resumed about 1 a.m.
Israeli circles said today t h a t
The United States and, the Soviet
the Egyptians deliberately pro- Union took diametrically opposed
George Ignatieff of Canada, Se- yoked the clash to coincide with I views on whether the Security
curity Council . president, read the Security Council's hearings on 1
i Council should have been con -
a consensus statement de-
Israel's complaint of Egyptian vio- vened to hear Israel's charges.
ploring the loss of lives and en-
lations of the cease fire. One polit-
Ambassador George Ball, per-
ical observer' suggested that the
manent representative of the
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli
Foreign Ministry circles expressed
sharp disappointment this week
that the United Nations Security
Council had failed to condemn
Egypt for the cease-fire violation
Sunday which resulted in t h e
death of 10 Israeli soldiers and
the wounding of 17, three of them
joining both Egypt and Israel
"strictly to observe the cease-
fire called for by the Security
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