:A rabs Reject Peace,
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
LONDON — A Palestinian guerrilla leader said on
a BBC television interview Monday that Israel would be
destroyed and that the Arab people would never accept
a peace agreement with Israel signed by any Arab coun-
try. Yechia Homouda, of the Palestine Liberation Organ-
U.S. and Middle
East and USSR's
Vol. LIV, No. 9
Vow Israel's Destruction
ization, said: " We are
not afraid of th e I Is rae lis.
are not afraid of anybody.
An Egyptian government spokesman interviewed on
the same program complained that the Western countries
which were concerned when the Suez Canal was shut
down in 1956 don't seem to care now. Mohammed H.
El Zayyat said: "We shall reopen the Suez Canal when
the Egyptian army holds both of its banks."
(Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban charged at the
UN this week that Arab spokesmen bolted sessions at
which plans were made for peace talks and accused
them of fomenting new war threats.).
THE JEWISH NEWS
INA I I-11 GA IV
A Weekly Review
of Jewish Events
Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
oiCSu. 2 7
• November 15, 1968-17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364
$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c
Poland Gets Jewish Appeal to End_
Witch Hunt, but 'Pamphleteering'
introduces New Anti-Semitic Drive
(Direct TEA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
- . Eshkol Congratulates Nixon;
Generally Noted by Israelis
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Levi Eshkol cabled con-
.gratulations to President-elect Richard M. Nixon and extended warm
wishes for successful leadership "not only of the great American
nation but of all forces of freedom throughout the world." Eshkol
said that he retained "fond memories of our meetings in Jerusalem
and in New York, of your dedication to stability and peace in the
.-Middle East and of your friendship for Israel reborn."
Nixon's electoral victory was generally welcomed in Israeli poli-
f tical circles where the consensus appeared to be that he is a sincere
friend of Israel who will fulfill his campaign pledges concerning
- -Israel's security needs and who is acutely aware of the menace of
_growing Soviet military power and political Influence in the region.
Particular stress was put on Nixon's public advocacy of military
superiority for Israel over the Arab states to serve as a deterrent
against renewed Arab aggression. Some sources predicted that under
a Nixon administration, Israel would receive American arms aid even
_beyond Phantom jets to offset the flow of Soviet military supplies to
(The London Times said in an editorial that Nixon "may live to
regret his unguarded commitment to Zionism when dealing with the
Middle East." The Guardian noted that Nixon was the first candi-
date to advocate the sale of Phantom jets to Israel and support a
policy that would give Israel a military margin of superiority over
her neighbors. "It is Nixon's theory that an armed Israel is the best
guarantee against a possible U.S.-Russian confrontation in the Middle
East," the paper said.
--- The closest thing to an official comment to appear so far was a
statement by Dr. Yaacov Herzog, director-general of the Prime
Minister's office, which was published in Haaretz before the final
outcome of the American elections was known here. Dr. Herzog said
:that if Nixon becomes the next President of the United States he will
_ not be bound by the interpretations given by the State Department
to President -Johnson's five points of June 1967. _Dr. Herzog said
:that unlike his rival, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, who has
.fiot ventured beyond statements made by Johnson, Nixon has said
. :publicly that Israel must be stronger than all' the Arab states corn-
to deter them from starting another war.
. Observers here said that Nixon was following more or less the
-line of President Johnson and the late Secretary of State John Foster
cDtilles who were watchful to prevent a further expansion of Soviet
(Continued on Page 5)
British section of the World Jewish Congress has urged the Polish
government to reconsider its scheduled political trials of university teachers and students,
most of them Jewish, who were arrested during last spring's student demonstrations for
liberal reform. A telegram addressed to Wladyslaw Gomulka, first secretary of the Polish
Communist Party, referred to "the adverse and unfortunate effects such trials will have on
world public opinion, particularly on the many well wishers of the Polish Socialist
In the telegram, Jacob Halevy, chairman of the British section of the WJCongress,
said: "We also ask you to request the government and party organs to cease their anti-
Semitic propaganda and to restore fully their (the accused) human rights and freedoms."
Meanwhile, the Polish government has sponsored the publication of a five pamphlet
series on Zionism which purports to show that Jews all over the world are committed to
Israel and that their loyalty to other countries of birth or citizenship is unreliable.
The series title, "The Zionist Doctrine," was written by Tadeusz Walichnowski and
published by "Interpress" of Warsaw, which distributed it.
Though not as abusive as the works of the Ukrainian anti-Semite Trofim Kichko which
were still circulated in the Soviet Union, the writer of the series makes use of quotations
and incidental remarks by Zionist leaders, mostly out of context, to make his point that
Jews cannot be regarded as loyal citizens of any country outside of Israel. He claims that
Jewish links with the Holy Land and were not purely religious but always political and that
modern Israel is a joint enterprise of world Jewry. One pamphlet names the "most
important Jewish organizations" and lists the
World Zionist Organization, the American
Arabs Use Refugees
Jewish Committee, the Joint Distribution
as Tool, UN Is Told:
Committee and the World Hebrew Union.
It also lists "Zionist activists," among them
Agency Deep in Red
Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan; Is-
Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
rael's ambassador to West Germany, Asher
UNITED NATIONS — An Israeli United
Ben Nathan; Dr. Nahum Goldrnann, World
Nations spokesman accused the Arab govern-
Jewish Congress president; and Dr. Joachim
ments Tuesday of perpetuating the distress
Prinz of Newark, N.J.
of Arab refugees for 20 years "as an instru-
(A number of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel
ment of warfare against Israel," saying the
problem could have been solved long ago
brochures were found in Detroit stores that
"had the Arab states been willing to treat it
handle Polish language literature.)
as a humanitarian question."
PARIS—Twenty-one French organiza-
The spokesman was commenting on debate
on the refugee problem which opened in the
tions, including representatives of the World
General Assembly's special political commit-
War II resistance movement and deportees,
tee' Monday. The committee was asked by
organized a committee against racialism in
Secretary General U Thant to extend the
Poland to alert public opinion to racial meas-
mandate of the United Nations Relief and
ures taken against Polish Jews and other
Works Agency (UNRWA) beyond its June
Polish citizens by the Warsaw regime. Con-
30, 1969, expiration date.
stituents of the committee include the Comite
The Israeli said that the only Arab re-
d'Action de la Resistance and French section
action to a refugee proposal by Foreign
of the world Jewish Congress among others.
(Continued on Page 6)
Safran Re-Elected Federation President;
Zuckerman to Head United Jewish Charities
Hyman Safran has been re-elected_ president of the Jewish Welfare Federation for a fifth term.
Announcement•also was midi this week that Paul Zuckerman has been named for the presidency of the
- United Jewish Charities- to- sizoieediLotiis Tabashnik.
_Mandell L. Berman
e _ 1ected -vice president of the Federation and Alan E. Schwartz was
re-elected vice president
• -Ervin S: Simon hid been elected treasurer, and William Avrunin, executive vice president of Federa-
.ai --secketary of the Federation board. - • .
-Mai 1L_Fisher and Judge Theoc194 Levin,.past preiddenti of-Federation, were named honorary mem-
1 • • 7 -
bets of the executive
Mrs, Harry L. Jones, Phillip.
NOW -11101AborS4t4Hrie it.theleiectitivo committee are Mortip
Stpl/Maa- and -LOWS Tababhnik:-
members-sitelarge -were' Alfred L. Deutsch, Merle Harris, Jack 0. Lefton and Milton J.
Miller. Richard Sloan was elected to complete an unexpired term as a- member-at-large of the board of
(Continued on Page 3)