Israel Pays Compensation for Attack on 'Liberty'
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WASHINGTON (JTA)—The State 1 Distribution of the money re- dental. A U.S.
had had ample
Department announced Tuesday ceived from Israel to the injured claimed that Israel ship correctly.
that the United States government , sailors is now in progress. the time to identify the
has just received 53,566,457 from State Department said. The only According to testimony Appropria-
Israel in settlement of claims aris- ; unsettled claims arising from the fore the House Defense
a Joint Chiefs
ing from the attack by Israeli jets attack on the Liberty are for dam- tions subcommittee,
Aggressive individual. Salary and
and torpedo boats on the electronic , ages to the vessel itself. Th re- of Staff message ordering naval
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commission for qualifying appli-
Liberty on main under discussion. The ship vessels to avoid the battle area
cant. Unusual opportunity. All
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intelligence ship USS
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June 8, 1967, at the height of the
Six-Day War. The sum of $3,323,500 cision was made to deactivate it. the Liberty was attacked, but
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was paid by Israel to the U.S. on officials said. Israel apologized through a series of misrouting er-
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May 31, 1968, on behalf of the for the attack which it called acci- rors. it never reached the Liberty.
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The new compensation repre-
sents mainly payments to the
be sent instead of the large one
members of the crew who were !
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to The Jewish News)
which used to go. The show is
wounded. The amount, received by
the U.S., paid on April 28, 1.969,
TEL AVIV—Israelis were wait- slated for next month.
ti : spy;
covered the following U.S. claims:ing Wednesday for one of the first
The three Arab states who had
53,452,275 for 164 claims on behalf signs of a Franco-Israel thaw in not received invitations this year,
IS PROUD TO HAVE
of the 75 injured crewmen; $92.437 the wake of President Charles de observers pointed out, were never
for expenses incurred by the U.S. I Gaulle's resignation. The question French aircraft customers and
government in providing medical was: Will Israel be invited to never took an active role in the
treatment to the wounded; and ' France's annual air show after all? show as Israel had done. Gen. de
521,745 for expenses incurred by
Retired Gen. Maurice Perdrizeti Gaulle had embargoed aircraft,
the U.S. for destroyed
which former French air force command- military equipment and spare
er and a leader in the French parts to Israel.
crewmen wee compensated.
There was no official comment
aircraft industry, arrived Tuesday
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as a guest of Israel's aircraft in Jerusalem on the announcement
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS industry. Reliable circles said he that acting President Alain Potter
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brought invitations to army of- would seek election as successor
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ficers for the show, to which Israel to President de Gaulle, but Is-
had not been invited this year for raelis familiar with French affairs
the first time since the show's expressed gratification.
A highly placed Israeli official
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Invitations to other countries had said that the election of Poher
gone out to "Salon Aeronautique."
an event organized by the defense France and Israel would become
ministry to display the latest ad- even closer than they were before
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Saturday, May 24, 1969
vances in France's aviation in- June 1967. when France was the
dustry. A communique issued by chief source of arms for Israel and
the air show authorities recently there was an intense scientific,
said that none of the combatants cultural and industrial cooperation
in the 1967 war had been invited. between the two.
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Poher received Gen. Pierre
including Egypt. Jordan and Syria.
The decision not to invite Israel, Koenig. president of the France-
whose air force was formerly the Israel Alliance and a leader of
aircraft industry's major the Centrist group. The president
Israeli Ensemble—Speaker French
foreign customer, apparently had was reported to have expressed
been made by the former presi- to Gen. Koenig his warm feel-
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in the Middle East initiated by de
Gaulle. which included a pro-Arab
orientation and an embargo on
arms to Israel.
Pompidou is also counting
strongly on the support of Inde-
pendent Republicans. His candi-
dacy has been endorsed by Valery
Giscard d'Estaing. the Independent
Republican leader, but Giscard
d'Estaing said in a radio interview
that his group did not see eye-to-
eye with the Gaullists on several
issues, including Israel, and that
their views had been made known
He stressed that "I have never
concealed my views on de Gaulle's
policy toward Israel which we did
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Independent Republican leaders,
including Giscard d'Estaing's
deputy, Michel Poniatowsky, had
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Poher was one of the guests at
the dinner tendered by the France-
Israel Alliance in honor of Gen.
Koenig's 75th birthday. The event
was generally regarded as a pro-
test against the embargo on arms
Former Premier Georges Pompi-
dou. leading candidate for the
French presidency, was under in-
creasing pressure on French policy
towards Israel. Pompidou, who has
Gaullist support, had been expect-
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that Pompidou, in a recent meet-
ing with Baron de Rothschild, was
alleged to have stated, that if he
were elected president, he would
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