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June 13, 1969 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-13

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:Jewish Attitudes:
James P. Warburg's
Views on UJA, Israel

"There is so little left of the more prominent Jewish families in Jewish ranks in America! The vanishing
Jews are not diminishing Jewish ranks and are not contributing to an end to Jewry. But we could benefit so
much from them ... and their progeny could benefit so much from us."—From the comments on the views of the
late James P. Warburg, in the exchange of his letters with the editor. A revealing and interesting chapter about
one of The Crowd who had risen to great heights in American life.

See Purely Commentary, Pages 2 and 22


Menacing USSR
Security of
Russian Jews

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of Jewish Events

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Per Year; This Issue 20c

Appeal Launched for Release
of USSR-Imprisoned Engineer

Renew Demand That Bonn
End Limitations on Trials
NEW YORK (JTA)—A leader of the Ameri-

can Jewish Congress charged Tuesday that some
West German politicians were trying to "sabo-
tage" the Bonn cabinet's decision to abolish the
statute of limitations on Nazi war crimes prose-
cutions in order to "buy off" neo-Nazis and
other right-wing nationalist forces "who would
reintroduce Nazi doctrines into German public

life today."
Dr. Joachim Prinz, chairman of the AJCon-

gress's commission on international affairs,

called upon Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger
to take the lead in supporting the decision of
the coalition cabinet on April 25 to press for
abolition of the statute which is to go into ef-
fect on Dec. 31. An abolition bill will receive
its first reading in the Bundestag (lower house)
Dr. Prini. a former Berlin rabbi who fled the
Nazis, referred to "disturbing reports of an
imminent retreat from the cabinet's forthright
and positive decision." He said at a press con-

ference that some German politicians were
'Wady to let those who carried out Hitler's
brutal programs 30 years ago escape trial "be-
cause of the growing influence of right-wing
groups in West Germany. "Political barter be
the principle that Nazi war criminals should
held accountable affronts every canon of public
decency," Dr. Prinz said.

Kurt R. Grossman, an American authority on Ger-
Man affairs, said the recent acquittal of a former
NUL official on murder charges made it "imperative"
on capital crimes be
Mat the statute of limitations
abolished. He deplored a decision by the West Ger-
exempted Nazi
man Supreme
WU criminals from prosecution because they "acted

NEW YORK (JTA)—The American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry has called on Soviet
leaders to release a Jewish engineer, Boris Kochubiyevsky, who was sentenced to three years in a
Soviet prison camp for allegedly slandering the Soviet Union and its social system.
According to Lewis M. Weinstein, chairman of the Conference, the sentence was further proof
of Soviet official anti-Semitism. His appeal states:
"The transparency of the Soviet government's denials of Soviet anti-Semitism is made clear by
this case. Here we have proof that Soviet anti-Semitism is not a figment of the imagination, and
that 3,000,000 Jews in the Soviet Union are denied their religions and cultural rights. Boris
Kochubiyevsky's only crime is that he wants to be accorded the same religious and cultural rights
that are allowed other Soviet nationalities.
"We call for his release. We call upon the Soviet government to fulfill its promises of equality
of nationalities under the Soviet constitution and by subscribing to the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights which guarantees the right of departure to everyone, also allow Kochubiyevsky to emigrate."
The American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry is composed of 25 national Jewish organiza-
tions who are joined in a common purpose to obtain equal rights with other Soviet nationalities for
Soviet Jews to maintain their religious and cultural identity and to allow those Jews with families
outside of Russia to leave and be reunited with them.
A London dispatch carried by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency last month reported the arrest
of Kochubiyevsky after he and his wife, a non-Jewess, were summoned to the passport office last
November, ostensibly to pick up emigration documents. The JTA also reported the text of a letter
written by Kochubiyevsky last Nov. 28 to Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev, de-
manding the right to emigrate to Israel and the right of all Soviet Jews to live a Jewish life and to
educate their children in Jewish schools and in the Yiddish language. The young engineer wrote
that if he were sentenced and lived until his release he would go to Israel "even if it means going
on foot."
The charges of slander against Kochubiyevsky stemmed from remarks he made at a memorial
meeting at Babi Yar, a ravine outside of Kiev, where the Nazis slaughtered most of the Jewish popu-
lation of the Ukrainian capital, the New York Times reported. According to the Times, he told the
several dozen Jewish mourners at the site, "Here lies part of the Jewish people." The court ruled
this to be "bourgeois-nationalist-Zionist propaganda."
Soviet policy is to memorialize the Babi Yar victims without reference to their Jewish origin,
the Times said. That omission was brought to world attention in the celebrated poem "Babi Yar"
by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. When Kochubiyevsky mentioned this at his trial, the judge admonished him
for "excursions into the history of literature," the Times reported. Further charges of slander were
brought against Kochubiyevsky for an argument he had with a Soviet lecturer who called Israel the
aggressor in the June 1967 war and for remarks he allegedly made at the passport office, the Times
(Related stories Page 7)

under orders."

Commando Attacks on El Al Plane Investigated:
Guilty in Hebrew U. Cafeteria Bombing Sentenced

(JTA)—An Israeli magistrate opened an inquiry here Monday into the Arab commando attack
airliner at Zurich Airport Feb. 18, and 16 eye-witnesses who were passengers or crew members

on an El Al

plane at the time were asked to testify. Three crew members gave evidence.
aboard the inquiry
was undertaken at the request of Swiss courts where charges have been brought against

The surviving Arab terrorists and against Mordechai Rahamim, the El Al security guard who gunned down

the three
during an Arab machine gun and grenade attack. The questions were prepared by the Swiss courts.
a fourth terrorist
testify were Gideon Rafael, director general of the Israel Foreign Ministry, and the
Among the passengers due to
singer, Helena Haendel.
the Hebrew University cafeteria bombing of March 6 were sentenced to prison

Two more defendants in

Nablus driver who transported the bomb from Nablus to Jerusalem was

military tribunal Tuesday. A
by a Lydda
20 years; a 22-year.old Israeli Arab student at the Hebrew University got seven years for his part in the
terrorist act in which 22 people were injured. Two other Israeli Arabs were sentenced Monday to 25 and five

Sears' Imprisonment, respectively, in the same case.
at the university, received a sentence of 25 years. Assid Nimir Asawi, 22,
Fathi Salem Khalil, 22, student sentenced
to five years' imprisonment. Both come from Touraan Village in
waiter at the Holyland Hotel.
after it became apparent that his guilt was only in placing his room
Galilee. Asawi received
the plotters. Immediately after the sentencing, another defendant, Adnan Marai Hassan
siliAhe disposal of
wished to plead guilty. Seven Arabs are accused of the crime. Miriam el Shachshir,
flaiaBral, 23, said he also
bomb in the cafeteria, was separated from the case with the others, who pleaded
19,- charged with placing the
t guilty.
court that she had "no regrets" for the act but insisted she was told the bomb
The Arab girl said in
and not harm anyone.
itou/d- "just make a big noise" Monday,
Israeli authorities deported nine West Bank Arabs to Jordan for allegedly
In a and
strikes and anti-Israel demonstrations on May 15, the 21st anniversary of Israel's inde-
second anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War. The deportees include a
pendence, and last Thursday, the young
men accused of distributing inflammatory leaflets. They brought to 53
teacher, a cafe owner and two
number of West Bank residents deported since the Arab-Israeli war.



Pompidou Supports General
Arms Embargo; Says France
Will Back Israel's Rights

PARIS (JTA)—Former Premier Georges Pompidou.
the Gaullist candidate for the presidency of France, said
in an interview that he favored a general arms embargo
on all the belligerents in the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war
and that he would reconsider France's embargo policy
only if it turned out that France has been selling arms
to one of the two sides while the de Gaulle-imposed
embargo is in effect.
Pompidou, who most public opinion polls indicate will
win the presidency by a wide margin over acting Presi-
dent Alain Poher in next Sunday's run-off elections, told
the newspaper L'Aurore that "no country should supply
any war materials or equipment to any of the belligerent
parties." Replying to a question by journalist Serge
Groussard, he specifically exempted Lebanon from any
arms embargo. "Lebanon is out of the fight and certainly
is no belligerent," Pompidou said.

The Gaullist candidate declared that "France will
always defend Israel's right to exist in full independence
and security and hopes that all countries will admit this
fundamental right." He added that until this day arrives,
France must do all it can to avoid a new Arab-Israeli
war which could have "frightening consequences for all
Pressed about possible French arms deliveries to

Arab states despite the embargo•on both sides, Pompidou

(Continued on Page 5)

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