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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-21

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"We will act—and there'll be no white-wash-
ing," Ben Rose, co-chairman of the Wayne
State University board of governors said after
the meeting on Feb. 13 at which the board
voted to investigate the developing anti-Semitic
trends in the college paper.

JEWISH NE

Distorted Facts
Aggravate
Relations
Here Between
Blacks and Whites

Editorial
Page 4

Vol. LIV, No. 23

"The action was inadequate," Leslie Schmier,
former chairman of the Wayne State University
Fund, declared in comment upon the WSU board's
action. Schmier urges students to assure active
participation in the election of the Student-Faculty
Council to prevent recurrence of existing con-
ditions.

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Commentary
Page 2

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

27

17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit—VE 8-9364—February 21, 1969

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Tense International Relations
Involve New El Al Attack, Arms
Sales, Increased Guerrilla Acts

Israel Demands Action-
Retaliatory to Attack
on. Plane by Terrorists

Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News

JERUSALEM--High-level government consultations contin-
tied 'throughout the day Wednesday to consider the situation
following the attack Tuesday on an Israeli passenger airliner at
Zurich, Switzerland, by Arab terrorists. The ministerial com-
mittee for security affairs held an urgent meeting under the
chairmanship of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. Throughout the
night, Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon maintained liaison
with the foreign ministry and the ministry of transportaton, re-
porting developments to Eshkol.
The big question facing Israel was whether or not to take
deterrent reprisals against the Arab states. An angry Israeli
public was demanding swift action, and Israeli newspapers re-
flected the demand for reprisals.
- Secretary General U Thant of the United Nations, the
United States Department of State and the British Foreign
Office, all of whomcondemned the Tuesday attack, strongly
e retaliatory measures lest the delicate
urged Israel not to iak
Middle East balance be upset and current peace-making efforts
negated.
Transport Minister Moshe Carmel warned the Arab states

Wednesday that the Tuesday attack could have consequences
for - Arab civil aviation as grave as those inflicted on Israeli
aviation. He emphasized that "we shall not tolerate a situation
(Continued on Page 22)

Increased guerrilla attacks on Israel, from Jordan and Syria, with a sprinkling of infil-
trations from Lebanon; a renewal of shooting at Israelis by Egyptian forces across the Suez;
the terrorist attacks on planes; the outrage perpetrated in Zurich Tuesday; rumors about an
impending reopening of the Suez; and conflicting reports about an imposed peace have so com-
plicated the Middle East situation that the menace to peace appeared to be growing rapidly.
Israeli spokesmen deny there Is a possibility of a war in the very near future, but the
rumors have become so widespread that the fears have mounted and Israel has issued
warnings that unless there will be an end to infiltrating terrorism it will be necessary for
her forces to counteract.
While Jordan was reported to have expressed concern over the increase in armed guerrilla
warfare, a Beirut report confirmed that there is a massing of guerrilla forces in the moun-
tains of southern Lebanon.
Israeli tanks struck at saboteur bases in Jordanian territory. But terrorism continues. A
bus station in East Jerusalem was wrecked by a bomb, there were bombings in other areas
and casualties are mounting.
LONDON (JTA)—A motion calling for a ban on British arms sales to Israel was intro-
duced in parliament Tuesday by Mrs. Margaret McKay, a Labor MP and anti-Zionist. The
motion warned that the sale of British arms or tanks to Israel "would contradict the spirit of
Great Britain's sponsorship of the United Nations resolution of Nov. 22, 1967, would be in-
jurious to British initiatives toward a Middle East political settlement and catastrophic to
those wider United Kingdom-Arab trade interests so vital to Great Britain's economic health."
The motion was prompted by reports of an Israel report to buy surplus Centurion tanks.
Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart refused say Monday whether such a sale would take place.
He had been asked whether it would not prejudiceBritain's "position as arbitrators" in the UN
Security Council. Stewart replied that the government favored a general restriction on arms
shipments to the Middle East. The Daily Telegraph's military correspondent said Tuesday
that Jordan-was believed to have more tanks now than in 1967 when the Six-Day War broke
out. He said Jordan has received Centurion tanks since then from Britain as well as from Iraq
and Egypt where they have been replaced by Soviet equipment. The correspondent said
Israel's request for Centurions was not likely to be rejected since it was compatible with
U.S.-British policy to maintain an arms balance in the Middle East.
(Detailed Stories on Page 36)

WSU Issue Escalates as Board Orders
Investigation of Hate Sheet's Actions

An assurance by the board of governors of Wayne State University that there will be a thorough investigation
the activities of the campus newspaper, South End, and its anti-Semitic campaign, emerged as a sign of an
escalating rather than a diminishing issue involving the campus problem.
While the hate sheet has been branded as "garbage" by most students who reportedly refuse to pick up the free
circulation paper from the tables on which it is offered, the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic articles in the
have brought many protests, and some have expressed skepticism over the WSU board's decision.
sheet
Ben Rose, co-chairman with Norman Stockmeyer of the WSU board, expressed confidence that there will be
action without whitewashing. But Leslie Schmier, former chairman of the WSU Fund, said the initial action is
inadequate.•

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Attorney Arthur Greenstone, who was among those who registered their protests at the WSU board meeting
Feb. 13, charges—in an evaluation appended to this report—that there has been a "passing of the buck."

Developments in the WSU situation seemed to indicate that the basic factor in the situation revolves on the need

assure such action that will lead to the
to make students generally become concerned over the situation and a to small
minority of race haters on a great

Selection of student editors who speak for the students and not for
University campus.
WSU Board Chairman Rose expressed the view that not more than 200 of the 33,000 students on the WSU
are involved in what has been misnamed a "revolt" and that the vast majority of the students—including
cahipus
the 3,300 blacks and some 3,000 Jews—as well as the many thousands of Catholics and Protestants do not ap-
f•ove of what has developed into a hate sheet on, campus.

Schmier, one of WSU's most prominent alumni, felt that the resolution that was adopted at the meeting of
the WSU board on Feb. 13 was inadequate, that there should have been firm action, that there is reason to
believe there was "buck-passing" which should not have been permitted.
Schmier, like all other protestors against the anti-Semitic campaign directed by the WSU student editors,
(Continued on Page 48)

_Pleas Mount for Amity
Between Negroes, Jeers

CHICAGO (JTA)—One of the nation's leading Negro
dailies urged the major national Negro organizations and
civil rights groups to issue an unqualified condemnation
of anti-Semitism in the black community.
The Chicago Daily Defender said in an editorial,
"Though anti-Semitism among Negroes is on a minimal
scale, we think the NAACP and the National Urban
League and other civil rights organizations such as CORE
and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (founded
by Dr. Martin Luther King) should issue a strong state-
ment either collectively or individually, denouncing in no
uncertain terms any and all anti-Semitic agitations among
black people."
The plea by the Defender was made at the conclu-
sion of an editorial which praised the Central Conference
of American Rabbis (Reform) for its recent call to
American Jews not to abandon their traditional support
of the Negro struggle for civil rights, despite the anti-
Semitism of some black militants.

The Defender said, "It should be brought out that
such racism is not only injurious to the Negro cause
per se, but is equally harmful as an impediment to the
whole democratic process. Let's not forget the old Scrip-
tural injunction: Re who lives by the sword will perish
by the sword."

A view that the white community was not adequately
informed of the dimensions of black anti-Semitism was
presented in a letter published in another major Negro

(Continued on Page 6)

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