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Montreal Jews Try to Ease N. Africans' Integration

Speedy Retaliation by Israel to Arab Attacks

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demonstrate Egypt's vulnerabil-
ity to the Egyptians. The targets
were near oil fields on the west-
ern shores of the Gulf of Suez. A
prisoner was taken to refute pos-
sikle Egyptian denials that any
raid had taken place. officials said.
Egypt officially denied an Israeli
raid on electric power lines near
Sougah Village on the Nile Sun-
day night.
Israeli photo reconnaissance
planes flew over the target area
Tuesday and brought home pic-
tures of the damaged electric
pylons and Egyptian workers re-
pairing the damage. A military
spokesman said the Egyptian
government was desperately try-
ing to conceal the extent of Is-
raeli penetration of Egyptian ter-
ritory, especially from its own
people.
He said the photographs
taken by the Israeli planes show
the world how authentic Egyptian
claims and, denials are. An
Israeli army spokesman confirm-
ed Tuesday American press re-
ports that Israeli jets had flown
over Cairo in mid-June without
encountering opposition. Col. Ra-
fael Ephrat said he did not
know whether the Israeli pilots
had actually buzzed the home of
Egyptian President Nasser in a
fashionable Cairo suburb as re-
ported, but, he said, they did get
a good look at the Egyptian capi-
tal.
The Israeli overflight with no
Egyptian interference reportedly
infuriated President Nasser and
caused him to change air force
commanders for the fourth time
since the June 1967 war.
A military spokesman reported

Jordainan mortar attacks Tuesday
night on Nahal Tzvi and Nahal
Tzofar,settlements in the Arad re-
gion of the Negev south of the
Dead Sea. He said the fire was re-
turned and there were no casual-
ties or - damage.
Israeli jets struck four guerrilla
bases in Jordan in a pre-dawn
bombing and strafing attack Tues-
day. A miliary spokesman said
the targets were near the villages
of A Salt and El Nimrin. He said
all aircraft returned safely to their
bases. The attack, the second by
Israeli jets in two days, followed
Premier Golda Meir's warning
Monday that attacks against Is-
raeli border settlements would
bring "seven-fold" retaliation.

A significant drop in the num-
ber of guerrilla forays since Is-
raeli jets went into action
, against
their bases was noted by Israeli
officials Tuesday. For the first
time there was no Israeli inter-
ference with Jordanian workers
repairing the $85,000,000 East
Ghor irrigation canal damaged
by Israeli commandos recently.
Mrs. Meir said Monday that
Israeli would allow the repairs
on the assumption that the Jor-
danian government would re-
strain its army and guerrillas
from further attacks on Israeli
settlements. (See earlier story,
Page 16.)

In other fighting Monday, two
saboteuers were killed in a clash
with an Israeli patrol in the Arava
district south of the Dead Sea. One
Israeli soldier was wounded in an
artillery exchange with Egyptian
forces across the Suez Canal, and

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one Israeli civilian was injured. A
military spokesman said the Egyp-
tian opened fire with artillery and
small arms in several sectors dur-
ing the night.
Israeli officials meanwhile adopt-
ed a wait-and-see attitude toward
Monday's military and political
shake-up in Jordan. King Hussein
appointed his uncle, Maj. Gen.
Nassar Ben Jamil, as commander-
in-chief of the Jordanian army, a
post the king himself had held. He

also demoted his pro-guerrilla
minister of interior, Akef Fayes,
and replaced him with the former
intelligence chief, Mohamed Rasoul
al Kailano, Gen. Ben Jamil and al
Kailani have both opposed the pres-
ence of Arab guerrillas in Jordan
and have warned the king against
the guerrillas rising power and in
fluence with the army. Observers
here believe King Hussein acted to
gain firmer control over his 50,000-
man army and to restrain guerrilla
activity which could bring heavier
reprisals from Israel. -
But Gen. Ben Jamil, in his first
statement after assuming supreme
command, pledged his full support
of what he called "properly organ-
ized" Commando action against
Israel. He said he supported guer-
rilla sorties that struck the enemy
in places the regular armed forces
could not reach. He singled out last
week's sabotage of oil pipelines in
Haifa and Monday's bomb blast in

the heart of Tel Aviv as the type of
guerrilla action he approved. "We
expect war at any time and we are
preparing for it," Gen. Ben Jamil
said.
Isr aeli air force jets shot down
three Egyptian Soviet-made MIGs
in two air battles over the Satz

(JTA) — The local Service, the central body for the
Jewish community is making ef- coordination of Jewish health and
forts to integrate more than 12,000 welfare programs. James Dahan,
Gulf last week while other jets French-speaking North African a social worker, will work within
struck repeatedly at military Jews who have come to Quebec the YMHA to develop programs for
positions in Jordan.
Province from various Arab coun the French-speaking Jews.
Israeli commandos struck deep tries in the hope of preserving their
A welcoming committee will 1nt
into Egypt to wreck electric power French culture.
established to familiarize the North
lines linking the Aswan High Dam
African
immigrants with local con-
But the integration is not easy.
with Cairo and the Nile delta. An Most
Montreal Jews are English- ditions on such basic matters as
Israeli military spokesman said the speaking
schools,
rents and the monetary
and of Asbkenazic ori-
commandos encountered no resist-
gin while the North Africans are system.
ance. fired no shots and returned Sephardim—Oriental
Jews—and
safely to their bases.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
lack a place of worship where
According to Israeli sources, the they can attend religious services 6—Friday, July 4, 1969
target was Sougah, 250 miles south in their own tradition.
of Cairo 92 miles north of the
IF YOU TURN MI
To try to ease the transition from
Aswan Dam and 137 miles inland
from the Red Sea. A 500-kilovolt an Oriental environment, two Mo-
roccan
Jews
have
been
appointed
transmission line feeding the Egyp-
MIDI DOWN YOU WON'T
tian capital was damaged along to act as liaison between the estab-
PM A MOM WINS THAN
lished Jewish community and the
with a local electric power line.
newcomers.
An Israeli spokesman said, "It
7/7/
Haim Hazan, a teacher, will head
may be supposed that a breakdown
of electricity supply occurred in the new Francophone department
Wineries:.D.troit Mick.
the target area and north of it" as of the Allied Jewish Community
a result of the raid. (Egypt's offi-
cial government spokesman, Dr.
Mohamed H. el-Zayyat, denied that
any raid had taken place or that
electric power to Cairo was cut off.
He claimed that Israeli officials re-
ceived erroneous reports from their
commandos.)
...has a better idea
On June 22, Israeli forces raided
Because they have
an Egyptian naval radar station on
the Gulf of Suez. They reported
killing 15 Egyptain soldiers in the
encounter. On April 30, helicopter-
borne Israeli commandos damaged
at
a Nile bridge, dam and electric
transformer stations at Naj Ham-
adi in the Upper Nile Valley. Last
Nov. 1. Israeli troops struck a
14240 W. 7 Mile Road at the Lodge X-Way
power station and bridge at Naj
DI 1-3800
Hammadi.

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Mrs. Meir Will Visit U.S.
After Nixon's World Trip

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Mrs. Meir
will visit Washington in early
August instead of in July as origi-
nally intended, it was learned here.
Mrs. Meir was invited by Presi-
dent Nixon and accepted, but no
date for her visit was announced.
Sources here said she decided to
postpone the trip until after Mr.
Nixon returns from his round-the-
world tour next month during
which he will visit several Asian
countries and Romania.
President Gamal Abdel Nasser
of Egypt has sent a personal en-
voy to Paris with messages for
President Georges Pompidou and
former President Charles de
Gaulle, it was reported here. The
envoy, Hussein El Shafei, a mem-
ber of the executive committee of
Col. Nasser's Arab Socialist Union,
Egypt's sole political party, ar-
rived in the French capital last
weekend. Reports from Cairo said
his mission was to cultivate rela-
tions with the new French adminis-
tration.
Arab capitals are uneasy over
reports that the Pompidou govern-
ment plans to reconsider the em-
bargo on aircraft, military equip-
ment and spare parts for Israel
which was imposed by former
President de Gaulle after the June
1967 Arab-Israeli war. Col. Nasser's
message to Gen. de Gaulle report-
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France's past pro-Arab stand.

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