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June 06, 1969 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-06

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Able Nathan's Third Peace Flight Ends in Failure

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Abie Nathan, Israel's self-styled "Peace Pilot," flew to Cairo
from Rome Wednesday in another attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. He landed
at the Cairo airport and was told, to leaye the country. This was the third attempt, and
the third failure, of the Tel Aviv restaurant owner to meet with Egypt's President
Nasser. Carrying a British passport, Nathan came to Cairo on a Japanese airliner
from Rome. An Egyptian spokesman said Nathan was recognized by airport authorities
and taken into custody. After an investigation, he was ordered to leave the country.


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In his two previous peace missions, Nathan piloted his own plane from Israel to
Port Said. His first flight. Feb. 28, 1966, ended in Port Said when the local governor
turned him back. Upon his return to Tel Aviv he was cheered and hailed as a hero. His
second trip on July 28, 1967, ended with his arrest upon return to Israel. After he
fainted, and went on a hunger strike in a hospital, he was released.
The 41-year-old pilot has been active in humanitarian causes, including flying relief
food to Biafra.



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Chances of Lifting of Embargo
Vanish With Gaullist Victory

CCNY Raises Specter
of College Quota System

NEW YORK (JTA)—The tentative agreement at City College of New
York, which would reserve 50 per cent of each freshmen enrollment for stu-
dents from the city's ghetto areas came under sharp attack by Jewish
organizations. They included the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai Brith and the Jewish War Veterans.
The AP.L called the proposal an attempt "to turn back the clock of
progress." The ADL told the board of higher education that it had fought
"the pernicious practice of quota systems for college admittance" 25 years
ago and had won the battle.
Since then. it pointed out. "qualified students who previously would have
been denied admission to colleges and universities on the basis of racial,
religious and ethnic criteria have built a clear record of imposing contribu-
tions to their community and country."
The human rignts agency told the board, which will have the determin-
ing voice on whether the quota plan is adopted, that it recognized the
urgent need to provide higher educational facilities for socio-economically
disadvantaged youth, but it warned that "any attempt to introduce a quota
system in not only short-sighted but self-defeating to the university, its stu-
dents and those potential students who desire and would profit from higher
It expressed support of the City University's master plan for "compen-
satory education leading toward successful college matriculation" and
called for firm disapproval of any quota system proposals.
The New York chapter of the AJCommittee, in telegrams to various

City University officials, said implementation of the proposal would result
in CCNY becoming "an apartheid institution, granting different degrees
to blacks and whites" and w mild set "a disastrous pattern in this country."
Without referring directly to the possibility that the agreement might
cost qualified Jewish high school graduates admission to CCNY, the AJCom-

mittee statement noted that the agreement could mean "discrimination
against numbers of students whose individual accomplishments and promise

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PARIS (JTA)—The sweeping victory of the Gaullist Presidential candidate
Georges Pompidou has diminished chances of an early lifting of the embargo on
aircraft, military equipment and spare parts imposed against Israel by former Pres-
ident Charles de Gaulle, diplomatic observers said. Although Pompidou faces
a run-off election with the runner-up in Sunday's voting, acting President Alain
Poher, political circles give the latter small chance of upsetting the Gaullist.
Pompidou polled 44 per cent of the vote to Poher's 23 per cent. Communist
candidate Jacques Duclos received 21 per cent.
Pompidou, a former premier, is expected to continue Gen. de Gaulle's
Mid East policies for the time being if he wins the presidency. This would greatly
dim Israel's prospects of receiving 50 Mirage V jet fighters, bought and paid
for but still under embargo in a French hanger. Pompidou has only come out
in favor of "Mid East peace" and has hinted that a general embargo on all arms
to the area should be enacted.

Poher, during the early part of his campaign, promised to "re-examine"
the de Gaulle embargo which he called "unjust and unacceptable." Circles friendly
to Israel believed that a Poher victory could at least lead to a reconsideration of
the embargo and presage changes in France's openly pro-Arab policies.

The only chance of a Poher victory in the run-off elections two weeks hence
is by Communist Party support. However, a "price" would have to be paid for this
and it is believed that one concession Poher would have to make to the Com-
munists would concern the Middle East on which the French Communist Party
firmly backs the Moscow line.

French aircraft manufacturer Marcel Bloch-Dassault, the man whose works
built the Mirage plane, has expressed conviction that the de Gaulle embargo on
the Mirages will be lifted soon. Bloch-Dassault also denied that his factory, or
any other in France, was planning to sell Mirages or any other military aircraft to
Iraq or other Arab states. The manufacturer made this statement shortly after
French Defense Minister Pierre Messmer visited the International Air Show at Le
Bourget airfield on the outskirts of Paris.

A three-man Israeli delegation led by Gen. Zvi Tsur, special adviser to the
minister of defense, does not plan to meet with Messmer or any other top French
officials. France had first decided not to invite Israel "or any of the other Middle
Eastern belligerents" to the air show. After de Gaulle's fall and under the pres-
sure of the French Aeronautic Manufacturers' Association, invitations were sent
out, reversing the de Gaulle decision.

Latin American Jewries Link Their Chief Interests
With U.S., Canada at Pan-American Zionist Conference

By Jewish News Special Correspondent
MIAMI BEACH—Positive steps towards linking all

Jewish communities on the vast American continent for
the advancement of the General Zionist idea and for im-
plementation of programs to elevate educational standards
were taken at the first Pan-American Conference, which
concluded Sunday at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach.
During four days of sessions, delegates exchanging
views in English, Spanish, Yiddish and Hebrew, with sim-
ultaneous translations provided for the participants, re-
viewed the problems that have afflicted communities in
Latin America as well as North American countries.

A major

resolution adopted by the conference
calls for establishment of an exchange of youth dele-
gations on the high school and college levels, and ex-
pansion of camp programs for the communities affili-
ated with the Pan-American General Zionist movement,
in order to expand the educational programs needed to
assure greater identity by youth in Jewish life.
The conference resolved to establish an exchange

program of speakers and introduction of an enlarged
pUblication project to include magazines, pamphlets and
news letters for the interpretation of the Zionist and
other Jewish issues that are vital to youth. Spanish and
English language brochures are to be circularized for
the purpose.
Resolutions adopted by the conference express "com-
plete solidarity with Israel in her just struggle for secur-
ity, as well as for a just peace in the Middle East."
The, delegates condemned "the rise of anti Semitism


on the American continent in all its forms and expressed
its solidarity with the Jewish communities in their just
and dignified struggle against all manifestations of hatred
against Israel."
The adopted conference program calls for the estab-
lishment of institutes to train leaders; facilitation of Latin
American youths' participation in the Kfar Silver and
Mollie Goodman High School studies in Israel, and devel-
opment of Latin American cultural program at ZOA
House in Tel Aviv.

Anxious to perpetuate the relationships that were
created at the first Pan-American Conference, the del-
egates decided to hold such conferences every two
years, in countries to be decided upon in the interim.

At the Sunday morning session devoted to the revolt
of youth on the campus and the need to reduce aliena-
tion, the American spokesmen, Rabbi Richard L. Ruben-
stein of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and
Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow of Boston who presided, placed
emphasis on the issues involved in the existing extrem-
ism, while the Latin American representative, Dr. Miguel
Moldawsky of Chile, turned to the practical matter of
seeking means to end the indifference and to strive for
total youth participation in Jewish affairs.
Dr. Shubow deplored the effects of the new era in
which "Jewish parents have produced a brood of rebels
and revolutionaries," and he added: "Thank God they
are not too many but they are vociferous enough, arro-
gant enough and sufficiently self-hating so as to produce
an ominous and menacing state of affairs." He also

deplored what he claimed to be the labeling of "the few
wayward sons as being declared typical of all. Jews."

Dr. Rubenstein blamed the failure to train properly
Jewish youth and the lack of a realistic program in our
educational systems as being responsible for the emer-

gence of an extreme Jewish youth element leading
in the universities' revolts.
He maintained that a large percentage of the SDS
are Jews, that the SDS influence has intruded into Jewish
ranks and that not only the leaders are predominantly
Jewish but the rank and file of Jewish students is strongly
influenced by the radical leftist element. His contention
is that Jewish students are deeply involved in the civil
rights issue because they wish to fight injustice, while,
at the same time, "The only injustice they cannot face
is injustice against Jews, else they would be moved to
accept their own identity. But this they reject." Thus,
he maintained, these leftists are cutting their own threats
because they are making possible by their actions the
spread of anti-Semitism, which they fail to recognize or
to battle.
Dr. Rubenstein said the American Jewish community
"must educate the children so that by the time they are
age 18 or 19 they should be able to decide whether to
live here in the United States as a stranger or go to
Israel where they will be judged as Jews; otherwise we
face the same sickness among Jewish students that we
have now, and the sick American Jewish community has
no one to blame but itself."

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