Italian Communist Editor Hit for Deviating
From Policy Favoring Israel's Existence
ROME (JTA) — Sen. Umberto were living there and as such re-
Terracini, a Jewish Communist ceived full recognition according
member of the Italian Senate, has to international law." He said the
accused Unita, the Italian Corn-lIsraelis today "are united not only
munist Party organ, of deviating by religious ties, but, first of all by
from official policy and publishing a common experience over cen-
articles in support of Arab de-'tunics during which they had been
mands for the destriiction of Is- dispersed, but not dissolved, in
rael. The paper published Sen. other national entities, keeping
Terracini's attack as an "open their culture and tradition and, to
letter" and, with it, a reply by a certain extent their language."
Giorgio Pajetta, Unita's editor. I Sgr. Pajetta claimed that he too
To support his contention that agreed to Israel's right to exist.
but not for the reasons stated by
the party line rejects the liquida-
tion of Israel as a matter of policy, Sen. Terracini. Israel. he wrote,
! is a reality, but one cannot speak
Sen. Terracini quoted the remarks
of its right to statehood without
of Giovanni Berlinguer, vice secre-
mentioning at the same time the
tary of the Italian Communist Par-
h', who said at the recent world most serious damage caused by
Zionism and by the Zionist struc-
Communist Party meeting in Mos-
cow that the rights of the Arab ture of Israel not only to the Arabs
and all Jews in the
people in Palestine have to be re- but to Israelis
spected "without prejudice to Is- world." He claimed that the Arabs
represented "an affirmation of P.
rael's right of existence as a soy-
: national Palestinian spirit" which.
he said, differs from pan Arabism
But one writer in Unita has coin- about which Communists have
pared the Israelis to "foreign in- many doubts because of its religi-
vaders." like the Americans in ous and xenophobic aspects.
Vietnam, and another advocated
Meanwhile, Christian Science
the El Fatah demand that Israel
Monitor correspondent John K.
be abolished in favor of Palestin-
Cooley reported from Beirut that
ian bi-national state. Sen. Terra-
about 150 students of the New
Left, mostly from Western coun-
He said that "Apart from the ' tries, have formed a sort of "in-
underlying fundemental error of ternational brigade" and are
training with Arab guerrilla
such an attitude, it implies a so-
fighters at secret camps in Jor-
lution of the Mideast conflict by
dan for combat against Israel.
force" whereas "we must act for
According to Cooley, their train-
a political solution of the crisis,
is sponsored by El Fatah, the
and that is well thought-out posi-
tion of the party regarding the largest Palestinian commaado
group. "If El Fatah's normal
training cycle is followed. the vol-
Sen. Terracini, an orthodox unteers should be ready for com-
6—Friday, August 15, 1969
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El Fatah spokesmen and Jordin-
ian authorities deny the existence
of the volunteers or their training
camps but, Cooley reported he had
spoken to persons directly involved
Cooley's dispatch confirmed ear-
lier reports published in the Lon-
don Telegraph and the New York
Times that young European left-
ists were training with the Pales-
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According to the Times, most of
them plan to return to Europe to
organize anti-Israel activities rang-
ing from boycotts of Jewish-owned
firms to sabotage: the remainder
will go on fighting missions with
El Fatah. the Times said.
Cooley observed that "This is the
first-known instance since the first
Palestinian war of 1948 that a num-
ber of European volunteers have
received combat training to fight
on the Arab side."
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He said the reluctance of El
Fatah to acknowledge their ex-
istence stems from the fact that
the volunteers are militant left-
ists while El Fatah strives to
remain apolitical and does not
want to risk loss of the financial
support it receives from such
conservative Arab countries as
Saudi Arabia and Kuawait.
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The volunteers, according to
some of the Swedes involved, re-
gard their adventure as an im-
portant factor in the global 'nation-
al liberation movement,' " Cooley
wrote. He said that Scandinavia
has become a center of political
and propoganda warfare between
Communist of the old school, said bat missions by October," Cooley pro-Arab and pro Israeli groups.
the creation of the state of Israel wrote.
"The first Scandinavian Pales-
was a matter of "auto-determina-
He said that. according to in- tine Committee was formed in
tion of those Jews who• for special formants, they include four Amer- 1967. Prominent in its work is Jan
historic reasons and conditions. icans: 30 Britons. including 10 Myrdal, son of the Swedish econo-
girls: 20 Irish: 20 French: 10 West mist and author Gunnar Myrdal "
r Geemr naii n a d n se:T. are f reei gmh t Swedes. The who is also a member of the
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