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October 10, 1969 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-10-10

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Quoting Richard J. Cardinal Cushing:

"The State of Israel is not just a 110:lieland for the persecuted and oppressed, it is not

world has abused


a refuge for a people tht

it is for the Jews the fulfillment of prophecy, the return to the Promised Land, the realization of the

divine covenant, the answer to the prayers of the Chosen People."

For full statement read Commentary, Page 2


The Pope,
Israel, Jerusalem

and the Arabs

Importance of
City of Hope's
'Normal Living'

Page 2


A Weekly Review


of Jewish Events

The Middle East:
The Injected
Fears and the
New Peace

Page 4

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle



17100 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235—VE 8-9364—October 10, 1969

$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c

Eban Views Effort to Clarify
Israel's Role to Pope Paul
As 'Highly Symbolic' Mission

Families of 2 Detainees
Ask General Assembly
Head to Press Release

JERUSALEM (JTA) —The families of two Israeli
*annals held . prisoner in Syria since Aug. 29 appealed
Monday to Miss Angie Brooks of Liberia, president of
taii• United Nations General Assembly, to take measures
to secure their prompt release.
The cable was sent to
Miss Brooks by the wives and

children'of Prof. Shlomo Sant-
ueloff and Sallah Nluallem

who were passengers aboard
a TWA airliner hijacked to
Damascus by Arab com-

mandos Aug. 29. Their appeal


Miss Brooks to inter-

"as a woman and a
Prof. Samueloff is a fa-
culty member of the Ilelirex


University-Iladassaii Medical
School. Muallem is a travel



agency employe.
Official quarters reported
here that measures to obtain
the release of two Israeli na-
tionals held by Syria since
TWA airliner was hijacked to Damascus Aug. 29
discussed by Premier Golda Meir and U.S. Secre-

tary of State William P. Rogers.
. According to the report, Rogers asslired her
ettergetic action will be taken to ensure the release
also -reportedly
the detainees at an early date. Rogers
told Mrs. Meir that there has been


position on the Middle East.
Jerusalem newspapers reported that Israeli officials
are thinking of setting a deadline for conclusion
are - other
diplomatic efforts to free the pair. There
Means at Israel's disposal" that might be
them if they are not freed by a certain date. the papers
said. The foreign ministry denied that any deadline was
Ander study.
(At the United Nations, on Oct. 1, Dutch Foreign
Minister J. M. A. H. Luns told the General Assembly his
government would ask that an urgent item dealing with
hijacking be put on the agenda. He said the UN should
recommend measures for the safety of air traffic and
the lives of passengers. Luns said steps should also be
taken to prevent hijackers from going free.)

• •

AJ Congress Appeals For Pressure
to Release Hijacked Israelis

NEW YORK (JTA) — A move to spur efforts to

attain the freedom of two Israeli passengers held
Syria since their Trans World Airlines plane was American
29 to Damascus is being made by the
h Congress with a public appeal for a massive
tt of any country involved in such hijackings. The




is made in a half-page advertisement in the New
(Continued on Page 50

LONDON (JTA)—Foreign Minister Abba Eban met with British Foreign Secretary Michael
Stewart here Monday in what was officially described as a a general discussion encompassing the
whole range of Middle East problems and Anglo-Israeli relations.
According to authoritative sources, Israel's request for Chieftain tanks was discussed but
was not the main item on the agenda. Other matters taken up reportedly included Britain's vote
at the Security Council in connection with the Al Aksa Mosque fire which implicitly blamed
Israel and which urged Israel to rescind legislation affecting Jerusalem. They also discussed
Mrs. Golda Meir's visit to the United States.
Eban arrived here for a two-day private visit before returning to Israel. He told newsmen
at the airport of his audience with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican Monday and disclosed that he
had asked the pontiff to intervene on humanitarian grounds to help secure the release of two Is-
raeli nationals held captive in Syria since their TWA airliner was hijacked to Damascus Aug. 29.
The Israeli foreign minister described' his audience with the Pope as "highly symbolic" in
view of past relations between Judaism and the Catholic Church. He stressed that his audience
was the result of a letter of invi-
tation from the Pope and that he
Golda Thanks Nixon for Hospitality;
was received not as a private visi-
for but as the foreign minister of
Pleased With American Friendship
the state of Israel.
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Premier Golda Meir returned home Tuesday
Eban said it appeared to him
apparently well satisfied with the results of her 11-day visit in the
that the pontiff had an unclear im-
United States and with warm words for President Richard M. Nixon.
age of Israel. He said the atmo-
Several hundred persons . greeted her at Lydda Airport. Speaking
sphere of their meeting was cordial
to newsmen she described Nixon as a man "who listens and under-
and that the Pope listened atten-
stands our problems." She said he "is prepared and willing to pursue
the same policy he is pursuing now—mainly to see to it that Israel's
tively as he outlined Israel's views
ability to defend itself will not fall short." Mrs. :Weir was reported
on various issues. These included
to have asked the President for more American arms and for U.S.
the Middle East problem general-
economic aid to help pay for the weapons.
ly, prospects for peace and Israel's
She said that Americans generally did not doubht the sincerity
relations with the Holy See. The
of Israel's quest for peace and had no fear that Israel might initiate
last meeting between a Pope and
a new war. She attributed President Nixon's "understanding" of
and Israeli diplomat occurred in
Israel's problems to the fact that he twice visited the country, once
1952 when Pope Pius XII received
following the June 1967 war.
late Moshe Sharett. then for-
When she left the U.S., Mrs. Meir sent a cable from her plane

(Continued on Page 28)

Plea for Better Understanding
Made by Cardinal Cushing

BOSTON (JTA)—Richard Cardinal Cushing, Arch-
bishop of Boston, told an audience here that Christians
must develop a better understanding of the unique
relationship between the Jewish people and Israel if
Christian-Jewish dialogues are not to become "strained
and ultimately fruitless." "Israel is not just a home-
land for the persecuted and oppressed, not just a
refuge for people the world has abused." Cardinal
Cushing said. "It is for the Jews the fulfillment of
prophecy, the return to the Promised Land, the realiza-
tion of the Divine Covenant, the answer to the prayers
of generations of the Chosen People."

Cardinal Cushing spoke at the 10th annual "good

neighbor night" dinner of the Temple Mishkan Tefila
brotherhood in Newton, Mass. He addressed an audi-
ence of 700 which included Gov. Francis Sargent. He

noted that some commentators have suggested that
religious understanding between Christians and Jews
is likely to be severely strained so long as the Mid East
conflict remains unsettled. To prevent such a develop.
ment, he said, "Christians in our country and every-
where must learn of the relationship of these people
with their land. They must come to see it not just in

(Continued on Page 5)

(Continued on Page 6)

Arsonist Admits Guilt
in Al Aksa Mosque Fire

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Al Aksa Mosque fire
trial took a predictable turn when the accused arsonist,
Michael Denis William Rohan, reversed his plea of
innocence and admitted to all of the charges against
him except premeditation.
Yitzhak Tunik, the Tel Aviv criminal lawyer
defending the 28-year-old Australian sheep-shearer,
entered a plea of temporary insanity on behalf of his
client. Tunik asserted that Roban could not be held
punishable because at the time of the offense he was
mentally ill.
The reversal had the effect of an anti-climax. The
hall in the Binyanei Mauna Convention Center, packed
to capacity when the trial opened Monday. was only
partly filled Tuesday morning. On Monday, Rohan
pleaded innocent to two charges of arson and two
charges of violation of a holy place, offenses which
according to Presiding Judge Henry E. Baker carry
an aggregate penalty of 44 years in prison. In switch-

ing to a guilty plea, the accused took exception to
only one fact on the charge sheet—that he had "made
up his mind" to set fire to the mosque because of his
"extreme religious convictions." Police officers who

(Continued on Page 21)

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