Still a Mediator
Jarring Resumes Post as Swedish USSR Envoy;
Retains Role as Mediator in Middle East Crisis
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
Gunnar V. Jarring
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Gunnar V. Jarring, the special Middle East representative of Secretary General U Thant, is resuming his duties as
Sweden's ambassador to the Soviet Union, but is not resigning his UN mediating post. A UN announcement Tuesday said that Dr. Jarring will
hold a new round of discussions with Middle East officials in mid-January, giving them time before then to consider their various positions on the
Middle East deadlock. Dr. Jarring, whose mission is just one year old, returned this week to his Cyprus headquarters and conferred with
Foreign Minister Abba Eban.
Eban's conference with Jarring in Cyprus was coupled with a surprise announcement that he was to meet also with Cypriot leaders.
President Makarios of Cyprus had denounced Israel as an aggressor after the Six-Day War, and Cyprus followed a consistently anti-Israel
stand at the UN since then. In recent months the Cypriot position on Israel has softened, and Nicosia made some tentative approaches to
Israel for improved relations. The island's tourist trade slumped seriously after Israelis stopped visiting what had been a favorite vacation
resort. Israel maintains an embassy in Nicosia, but no Cypriot ambassador has been sent to Israel.
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Synagogue Fires; Day of Mourning
Set; Israel Replaces Burned Toras
Scranton- Due in Israel Dee. 10-11;
1*Iission Viewed Serious for Full,
Frank Discussion of M.E. Issue
- WASHINGTON (JTA) Secretary of State Dean Rusk said on Sunday
that he had conferred with President-elect Richard M. Nixon's just-named
Middle East fact-finding _envoy and has no doubt that the new administra-
- tion wants the State Department to support the peace-seeking mission of
United Nations envoy Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring. Rusk said on a television
interview program that he and former Pennsylvania Gov. William W.
- SCranton met as the latter prepared his tour of six Middle East states,
which began Monday. The secretary of state indicated that the Nixon
administration will seek Israeli and Arab cooperation in support of the
Commenting on United States-Soviet efforts to achieve a limitation on
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NEW YORK (JTA) — An Orthodox Jewish leader called on United States
Attorney General Ramsey Clark to appoint a special federal commission "to investi-
gate and expose" forces behind recent synagogue fires and desecrations in New
York and other cities. Rabbi Zev Segal, of Newark, president of the Rabbinical
Council of America, also urged Clark, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and other governors
and municipal authorities to halt the attacks by finding and punishing the culprits.
Rabbi Segal noted that in New York City alone in recent weeks, 11 synagogues
"have been put to fire with a large number of Toras burned and deliberately dese-
crated. Reports from New Jersey and other parts of the country describe similar
events," he said "We cannot view these events with equanimity or as isolated acts
of vandalism . . . The occurrences of the last few weeks should be of concern not only
to the Jewish community but to members of all faiths and should impress upon them
that such attacks on Jewry are a signal for war on all religions."
Rabbi Segal called on Orthodox congregations to observe a day of fasting
and prayer on Dec. 31, to mourn the recent desecrations and burnings of synagogues
and Toras. The date is the 10th day of the Hebrew calendar month of Tevet, tradi-
tionally observed as a day of fasting and prayer.
A special committee established by Mayor John W. Lindsay
to probe racial and religious prejudice manifested during the
recent teachers' strike is broadening the scope of its inquiry to
include the recent rash of synagogue burnings and desecrations.
Justice Bernard Botein, chairman, said it would try to determine
An all-out war flares on Jordanian territory, as Israel proceeded this week to
whether the bumings were part of the same picture that included
smash El Fatah gangs, destroying bridges 37 miles from the Israel border; and as
distribution of anti-Semitic literature during the strike. Nine-
the Israeli air force struck at Iraqi forces which have been responsible for scores
teen religious and civic organizations are cooperating with the
committee, some by providing their own staffs.
of attacks o _ n Jewish settlements in the past two weeks.
AN-Out War...Israel Smashes Iraqi Enemy
Detailed. Stories, Pages 21, 22, 23
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Jospey Selects Associate Chairmen for 1969 !Drive
Max M. Shaye, Richaid Sloan and Phillip Stollman have
been appointed associate chairmen of the 1969 Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund by Maxwell Josepy, chairman.
Shaye was president of the Jewish Family and Children's
Services , for four years, has also served as the president of the
Detroit Service Group and on the executive committee of the
Jewish Welfare Federation and was a pre-campaign chairman in
last year's drive.
Sloan; a pre-campaign chairman in 1968, serves on boards
,of the Federation, Detroit Service Group and Tamarack
Hills AuthOrity, is a member of the
.capital needs committee and is chair-
:in- an of the real estate and land corn-
inittee of the United Jewish Chari-
Stollman is on the board of goy-
- erners and was treasurer of the Fed-
:e- ration in 1968. He is a director of
the Detroit Service Group, Sinai Hos-
-041 and United Hebrew Schools, is
pz.,111: • playe , ,
a member of the gclucatiOn: division
of Federation and was a vice chairman of the 1968 Allied Jewish
The Allied Jewish Campaign of the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration of Detroit raises funds for Jewish health and welfare
services throughout the world.
For the third year, the 1969 drive also will raise funds for
the Israel Emergency Fund of the United Jewish Appeal to meet
the extraordinary crucial human needs in Israel.
Locally the Allied Jewish Campaign finances such agencies
as Fresh Air Society, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Com-
munity Council, Family and Children's Services, Sinai Hospital,
Shiffman Clinic and United Hebrew
Schools. Among agencies supported
nationally are American Jewish
Committee, American Jewish Con-
gress, Bnai Brith and National Jew-
ish Welfare Board.
The drive raises funds for the
United Jewish Appeal, Joint Dis-
tribution Committee, ORT, Hebrew
University, Technion and United
Hias in overseas work.