Arthur Goldberg Blames Extremists for Negro Anti-Semitism
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to The Jewish News)
LONDON= Arthur J. Goldberg, president of the American Jewish Committee, charged here Tuesday that publicity was
responsible for exaggerating the extent of Negro anti-Semitism in the United States. The former justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
and former U. S. ambassador to the United Nations addressed a meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
He said the Negro community in America is not an anti-Semitic community, that: "It is extremists who have shown anti-Semitic
tendencies. The anger in this situation is that the Jewish community might relinquish its proven position of fighting Tor equal rights
Goldberg said Jews and Negroes were natural allies in the struggle for human rights.
(Goldberg told a press conference here that the UN Security Council's Nov. 22, 1967, Mid-East resolution which he helped draft
was a call for an over-all peace settlement between the parties directly concerned. See story, Page 48.)
M.E. Aim: Peace
Mrs. Meir as
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Terrorists Cause Peace Setback;
Intermittent Fighting at Suez,
ii Increases War Threat
Nixon Names Fisher
White House Adviser
on Jewish Questions
By MILTON FRIEDMAN
Jewish News and JTA
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The White House made
known Tuesday that in keeping with President
Nixon's desire to perfect close relations with the
American Jewish community, the President has
decided to rely upon Max M. Fisher of Detroit as
an informal adviser and liaison link with Jewry.
Mr. Fisher, a leader of
the United Jewish Appeal,
United Israel Appeal and
the American Jewish Corn-
mittee, is a prominent
Republican who took an
important role in the re-
After the President's
press conference on the
Middle East, a White House
Spokesman clarified the
-The spokesman described
Max M. Fisher
Mr. FisAer as "a very close
-friend ef the President" who would serve as a
-"conduit" linking Mr. Nixon with the Jewish com-
The President will rely upon Mr. Fisher for
a consensus of Jewish thinking. Also, White House
views would be disseminated through Mr. Fisher,
according to the spokesman. It would be "a two-
way street," he said.
Mr. Fisher would not be an adviser in the
formal sense, it was explained. His advisory role
would differ from that of Meyer Feldman, who
served Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, or Maxwell
Rabb, who worked for President Eisenhower. Mr.
Fisher would enjoy a wider latitude, free from the
disciplines of the official staff.
The White House cited the designation of Mr.
Fisher as a member of the official party that
represented the President at the funeral of Israel
Premier Levi Eshkol. This was taken to indicate
that he would enjoy both an official and private
capacity in his informal role as the President's
confidant on matters of Jewish interest.
Mr. Fisher meanwhile has aided Secretary
George Romney of the Department of Housing and
Development on urban problems. The Jewish
leader was designated by Mr. Nixon during the
:campaign to advise on urban affairs. He also
headed the "Concerned Citizens for Nixon" and
Other political groups.
It was pointed out that President Nixon has
already consulted in detail with Mr. Fisher and
_Congressional leaders friendly to Israel as Ameri-
can policy on Israel is formulated. Further meet-
ings, to include various American Jewish leaders,
..ire anticipated in the near. future. .
Peace suffered a setback and all-but-a-full-scale war dampened the spirits of Israelis who have
been clamoring for accord with the Arabs as a result of the series of events resulting from a bomb ex-
plosion at the Hebrew University, the renewal of fighting along the Suez and the continuing threats from
Arab guerrilla forces that their activities will not be diminished.
Efforts are being made in world capitals to speed negotiations through the intercession of the
four powers—United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union—at the United Nations, but ter-
rorism may have aggravated and hindered rather than speeded deliberations.
Three Israelis were killed and 14 wounded in the fighting that erupted last Saturday and Sunday
when Egyptians, as charged by UN Truce Chief Gen. Odd Bull reported, opened the attacks. Heavy
losses were suffered by the Egyptians when Egyptian oil refineries were set afire during the retaliation
by Israel's forces.
From Jerusalem it was reported that Hebrew University's hopes to attract Arab students from
within Israel and from Arab countries may have suffered a setback and it is believed that terrorists re-
sorted to bombing in the university cafeteria in order to lessen contacts between Arabs and Israelis and
to create disaffection.
Hebrew University President Avraham Harman stated, however, that the terrorists would not
"close our hearts to the Arab students" by such tactics.
In Cairo, Egyptian mobs cried for vengeance at the funeral of Gen. Abdel Moneim Riad, the
Egyptian chief of staff, who was killed during Israel's shelling of Egyptian positions at the Suez Canal.
Gen. Riad, who became Egypt's chief of staff after the Six-Day War, had directed the Egyptian-Jordanian
command prior to the war in June of 1967. He reportedly received training in the Soviet Union.
The murder on Tuesday of three veteran Israeli paratroopers by saboteurs who, shielded by an
Arab woman with two infants, added to the indignation in Israel over the type of warfare conducted by
the guerrillas. Israeli soldiers are under orders never to hurt women and children and the trap for the
three victims of the latest assault resulted from adherence to this rule.
New clashes on Tuesday were described as "at least as heavy" as Saturdays and Sundays
artillery duels. JTA reports that Israeli sources said Tuesday's battle developed as a result of Egyptian
sniping which escalated into an exchange of automatic weapon and machine-
gun fire.-By late afternoon, big guns on both side were brought into action
from Port Suez in the south to Qantara in the north. Israeli officials said
Egypt had rejected a cease-fire request from United Nations observers.
During a lull in the fighting Monday, Israeli positions along the
canal were inspected separately by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and
Yigal Allon, who is acting prime minister of Israel until the appointment
of Mrs. Golda Meir is confirmed. Both were accompanied on their tours by
Maj. Gen. Chaim Bar-Lev, chief of staff of Israel's armed forces. Allon
declared later that "if Egypt renews its aggression" along the Suez Canal,
Israel "will reply in strength." The Israeli fortifications were reportedly
far stronger than they were last Oct. 26, the occasion of another Egyptian
artillery barrage that took 15 lives.
(The semi-official Cairo daily Al Ahram reported Tuesday that
"troops were being massed and new military preparations made. The
paper referred to "a state of maximum alert" and said new fighting could
break out momentarily.)
On Sunday, an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman said that the
artillery duel was premeditated and initiated by the Egyptian high corn-
' (Continued on Page 48)
Nixon-Eban Meeting Set for Today
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WASHINGTON—President Richard M. Nixon has deferred meeting
with Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban from Thursday to today after
Eban addresses a National Press Club luncheon. Foreign statesmen cus-
tomarily address the Press Club where they also respond to journalists'
questions about their White House' discussions after meeting with the
On Wednesday, after lunch with members of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, Eban had conferences with Secretary of State William
Rogers and Assistant. Secretary of State Joseph Sisko. He eMphatically told
the Senators that an imposed_peace would never operate and that the only
"four powers" who can plan the peace of the Middle East are Israel, Egypt,
, Jordan and Lebanon.
Israel's air force released
these sequence photos show-
ing an Egyptian MIG-21
being shot down during the
dogfight with an Israel
fighter plane east of the
. Suez Canal.