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December 13, 1968 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-12-13

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24—Friday, December 13, 1968


Border Quiet Disrupted Again
in Jordan-Israel Clashes

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Mortar and rocket
fire flared along the Israel-Jordan
demarcation line Tuesday night
and Wednesday for the first time
since Israel's air raid on Jordan-
based Iraqui military concentration
a week ago.
A military spokesman said Jor-
danians fired rockets at Kfar Rup-
pin in the Beisan Valley Tuesday
night and later aimed mortar fire
at Israeli positions near Umm Tutz
and in the Neve Eitan sector.
Israeli units returned the fire and
silenced the Jordanian positions.
An Israeli border patrol 'was at-
tacked near Gesher in the northern
Beisan Valley Wednesday morning,
drawing return fire from Israeli
forces including tanks. Settlers
were forced to take shelter during
the exchange. A military spokes.
man said no casualties were suf-
fered in any of the incidents.

(Israeli military sources had no
comment Wednesday on the
claim from Amman Tuesday that
Israeli jets had attempted to raid
the Jordanian village of Mafraq
but were driven off by anti-
aircraft fire.)

Mafraq was a target of last
week's retaliatory air raid by
Israeli jets on Iraqi artillery posi-
tions that had been shelling Israeli
settlements in the Beisan and
Jordan Valleys.
A military spokesman said that
one Egyptian MIG-17 was downed
and another crippled in a dogfight
with Israeli jets over Sharm el-
Sheikh overlooking the Strait of
Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of
Aqaba Tuesday.
He said one of the Egyptian
planes was seen plunging into the
sea and the other fled toward
Egypt trailing smoke. An Israeli
spokesman said that the Egyptian
jets were probably on a reconnais-
sance mission. Sharm el-Sheikh,
which commands the sea route to
Israel's port of Eilat, was occupied
by Israeli forces in June 1967.
It had ben used by Egypt to
blockade shipping to and from
Eilat. The blockade was one of the
major factors precipitating the
1967 war.
King Hussein of Jordan warned
his troops that he had learned that
Israel planned a new, large-scale
attack on Jordan. The king's al-
leged warning was reported in the
semi-official Cairo newspaper Al
Ahram which quoted an Amman
newspaper as the source. King
Hussein did not say when the at-
tack was expected nor did he
identify the source of the purported
Meanwhile, four El Fatah terror-
ists charged with grenade attacks
in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were
removed from a courtroom Wed-
nesday after creating a disturb-
ance. Defense counsel and prose-
cution summed up their cases in
the defendants' absence. A verdict
was expected next week.
The four are on trial for planting
grenades that exploded in down-
town Jerusalem two months ago
and others that went off in the
Tel Aviv bus terminal several
weeks later. They demonstrated in
order to read statements. The
court permitted them to write their
statements prior to the summation.
One of the accused began to read
a defamatory political statement.
He was removed from the court.
His three codefendants rose, knock-
ing over their bench and refused
to be quiet or to sit down unless



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their comrade was returned. They
were removed by the bailiff.
(It is reported from Cairo that
espionage rings are rounded up
and among those arrested are Aly
Mahmoud, an Associated Press
correspondent, and Munir Abdel
Ghani, a photographer accused of
receiving a $10,000 advance for
spying by Israel. This charge has
been denied).
United States Government, alarmed
by four days of fierce exchanges
between Israeli and Jordanian
forces, in which Israeli jets re-
peatedly struck at Jordanian tar-
gets, called in envoys of both
countries to warn against the dan-
gers of the escalation of fighting.
It was learned that the USSR
and the U.S. had been making
diplomatic contacts in an effort to
find an approach for peace. The
United States also had held talks
with Britain and France as France
proposed a meeting of the Big
Powers to work for an interna-
tional solution to the Arab-Israel
dispute. This was disclosed by In-
formation Minister Joel Le Theule
in Paris.
According to Soviet sources, the
United States suggested some ideas
to the Soviets on a peace formula
but it was conceded such proposals
had limited value without agree-
ment by both Israel and the Arabs.
The Soviet Union declared, in a
Pravda editorial, that it was its
duty to prevent "a new explosion"
in the Middle East.

Although the editorial typically
assailed Israel as the chief obsta-
cle to a peaceful settlement, the
London Daily Telegraph said in
a dispatch from Moscow that
some observers considered the
editorial a clear warning to the
Arabs that they could not neces-
sarily rely on Soviet support in
a new war with Israel.

London-Made Records Feature Israeli Songs

Music lovers will be enchanted
by a new recording made in Eng-
land, featuring Israeli songs, pre-
pared by experts and sung by
noted soloists.
"Israel 20-1948-1968" is among
the most impressive of the collec-
tions of Israeli music now avail-
able in this country. They have
gone on sale in Detroit. It may be
secured from Mumford Music
Shop on 9 Mile and Coolidge and
the Ross shops in Northland and
Lincoln Center.
Featuring the London Festival
Orchestra, the Emmanuel Fisher
Choir and a cast that has been
conducted by Stanley Black, the
selections in this recording repre-
sent good judgment and introduce
choral music and noted individuals.
The running musical story was

written by Wolk Mankowitz, the
well known author, and Julian
More—both being highly quali-
fied for the task. Monty Norman
compiled the music. Stanley
Black not only conducted but
also orchestrated the selections.
Commencing with the "Shema"
offered by orchestra and choir,
continuing with "Am Yisroel Hai,"
there is a splendid rendition of
"Kineret" by Diana Coupland.
Then there is an enchanting
Yemenite song, by Avigal lkin,
"Massada" and "Heat in the
Desert" follow.
The second side of this note-
worthy record includes "Pgisha
Bemiluim" ("Reunion of the Re-
serves"), "Sharm al Sheikh,"
"Nasser v. Rabin" and the most
popular song in Israel and in Jew-
ish ranks today — "Yerushala'im

shal Zahay." "Hatikva" concludes who contributes the liner notes,
has no answers. In any case, if
the concert.

Eminent figures in the enter-
tainment world are featured—
including Molly Picot), Assaf
Dayan, Miriam Karlin, Davy and
Kaplan Kaye and others—who
are among the men and women
who make up the popular chor-
uses for these songs.

The London-made recording is so
outstanding that it may well be-
come -the best seller among the
Israeli records.

this is not by Haydn, it could have
been, for it is worthy of him.
The Oboe Concerto is currently
played on a new Dover recording

by Peter Pongracz, in the opinion
of some, the world's best oboist.

Just released for the first time in

the United States in stereo and
mono pressings is: Haydn: Oboe
Concerto in C Major and Purcelk
Three Fantasias a 3, in D Minor,
F Major, and G Minor.

* * *
The second side of this recording
Haydn Oboe Concerto
features three little-known fan-
'Mystery Music' Released
tasias by England's greatest com-
Who wrote Haydn's Oboe Concer- poser, Henry Purcell. The fan-
to? No one knows. Probably no tasias are performed by the Hun-
other piece of music associated garian String Trio, a group formed
with a great composer remains in 1959 by leading members of the
Hungarian Radio and Television
shrouded in such mystery.
Stylistically, the piece is much Orchestra.

like Haydn's music. But almost
everyone agrees he didn't write it.
The master kept a careful set of
notebooks with lists of everything
he wrote, and the Oboe Concerto
isn't mentioned. Of course, this
could have been an oversight .. .
Some say Mozart wrote it as a
young man. Others have awarded
it to Beethoven, who was a pupil
of Haydn's for a short time, and
whose early music is quite similar
to Haydn's. A few have simply
said that it must be by someone
who is otherwise unknown.
The , answer may lie hidden in

I like the story, doubtless an-
tique, that I heard near San An-

tonio. A child asks a stranger
where he comes from, whereupon
his father rebukes him gently,
"Never do that, son. If a man's
from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's
not, why embarrass him by ask-

ing?" — John Gunther.


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Israeli intelligence reports said
that half of the 10,000-man Iraqi
force in Jordan that was attacked
by Israel was equipped with Soviet
rockets and long-range artillery
and that the Iraqis and Palestin-
ian commando groups were op-
erating militarily independently of
the Jordanian government. Irbid
was severely damaged by Israeli
long range artillery at the start
of the week in reply to heavy
Jordanian attacks on Israeli settle-
ments. Panic-stricken residents of
Irbid began evacuating it despite
appeals from the Hussein regime
to remain.
Israel accused Jordan of respon-
sibility for the death of the pilot
whose Mystere jet was shot down
over Jordanian territory. Lt. Na-
dav Nehorai was seen parachuting
to safety. When Israeli helicopters
came to pick him up, they found
him seriously wounded, shot at
close range, apparently by Jor-
danian civilians.

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General Zionist Movement
America Remains United
NEW YORK (ZINS)—Despite the

decision of the Independent Liberal
Party in Israel to leave the World
Union of General Zionists, the Gen-
eral Zionist Movement in Latin
America remain united—declared
here Rachmiel Wirnik, director of
the head office of the World Union,
upon his return from an extensive
Latin-American tour . Wir nik
further -stated that at the Conti-
nental Conference of the Latin
American General Zionist Confed-
eration which took place in Monte-
video in the end of October, the
fohner Independent Liberals voiced
their firm intention to remain in
the World Union, because they con-
sider the decisions of the Israeli
Independent Liberals not binding
upon them. Mr. Wirnik visited

Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos

Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile;
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo,
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