The truth about the direct Arab-Jewish negotiations
on the Mediterranean island in 1949, under the di-
rection of Dr. Ralph Bunche.
Detailed analysis in Commentary, Page 2
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche
As a Major
HE JEWISH NE
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VOLUME LVI—No. 5
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`Moratorium Day ' Gains National,
Local Support; Anti-War Protests
Expressed at Religious Services
Reveal Mow Arabs Three Times
Rejected Jarring's Proposals
For Conferences With Israelis
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The foreign ministry disclosed that United
Nations special Mid East peace envoy. Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring,
has made three attempts since 19(38 to bring the foreign ministers of
the groundwork for negotiations
Israel, Egypt and Jordan together to lay
only to be rejected each time by Egypt.
The first attempt was made last ye;ir. The most recent was
month when Dr. Jarring invited Egyptian Forein Minister Mahrnoud
Riad to fly to New York in November simultaneously with Foreign
Foreign Minister Abdel Menem Rifai of
ster Abba Eban of Israel and
Jordan. Dr. Jarring was turned down by
tion was extended to Eban.
The disclosure by foreign ministry spokesman David Rivlin con-
firmed a report published Sunday in the semi - oflietal Cairo newspaper
Al Ahram, which is known to speak directly for President Gamal Abdel
Nasser. Al Ahram published details of a report prepared by Iliad on his
intended to "clarify" the state-
recent consultations at the UN. It was
in indirect peace
ment by Riad last month that Egypt would participate
talks with Israel along the lines of the 1949 Rhodes armisice talks
remark and a
vided that they were not construed
direct statement to the same effect by Egypt's
(Continued on Page 7)
The yearning for peace manifested itself Wednesday when individuals of all
faiths participated in the nationwide "Moratorium Day" protest against the Vietnam
war. At least one group, Oak Parkers for Peace_ will carry its message even farther.
A half-hour prayer service was held by the Metropolitan Detroit Federation of
Reform Synagogues at its adult' education classes Wednesday evening in Temple
Emanuel-Et Rabbis Milton Rosenbaum, Ernst Conrad, Philip Berkowitz. Robert Ben-
jamin of Windsor and David Jessel, all members of the .Jewish studies college faculty.
led in the prayers for peace. More than 100 participated.
Rabbi Rosenbaum was one of several rabbis, including Mordecai Halpern of
Beth Shalom (Conservative) and James I. Gordon of Young Israel of Oak-Woods. who
signed a resolution drawn up by Oak Parkers for Peace.
Under the chairmanship of Al Swerdlow, named "Oak Park's Outstanding
Citizen" last year, Oak Parkers for Peace hopes to add thousands of signatures to
its resolution calling for an end to U.S. participation in the Vietnam war.
Swerdlow explained that the organization took an "independant attitude" toward
the moratorium day, encouraging individuals to take part on their own. Ile credited
Mayor Joseph Forbes for taking an active interest in the Oak Parkers for Peace move-
ment from its inception. Others who have added their names to the resolution include
State Reps. Daniel Cooper and Albert Kramer. Oak Park School • Board trustee and
treasurer Marshall Wallace, shool board member Beth Mendelsohn and City Coun-
cilmen Sidney Shayne and Merton Colburn.
With broad community support. the unstructed Oak Park group will hold its first
public meeting 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Park Community Center. Swerdlow said
movement's goal is to "get an expression to our elected officials that this war has to
Wives of Hijacked Israelis Arrive in U.S.;
Campaign to Secure Their Release Mounts
hijack victims who have been held
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The wives of the two Israeli aerial
the United States for an intensive publicity effort aimed
captive in Syria since Aug. 29 left for
at securing their release.
Muellem disclosed that United Nations General As-
Mrs. Noemi Samueloff and Mrs. TiIda
appealed to Syrian president Nureddin
sembly President Angie Brooks of Liberia. has personally
to an appeal by the SamuelOff
el-Atassi to release the priSoners. Miss Brooks' acted in response
Ind Muallem families on Oct. 6 to intervene.
faculty member at the Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical
Prof. Shlomo Samueloff, a
a Tel Aviv travel agency employe, were passengers
galloOl in Jerusalem, and Sallah Muallem.
commandos and forced to fly to Damascus
aboard the TWA airliner that was hijacked by Arab representative of the International Red Cross
visited by a
Sbc -weeks ago. The two prisoners were
and good spirits.
Week ago who reported them in good health
on their arrival by Shaul Ben Haim, press attache of the
Monday the two women were met
New Orleans to appear before the Hadassah convention. The
Israel Embassy. They then went to
being arranged with members of Con-
net day they left for Washington where meetings were
Israel Embassy sources said there were no plans for Mrs.
gress and the State Department.
at the White House.
Samueloff and Mrs. Muallem to meet anyone
the two wives went to UN headquarters in New York
After a brief are
made to set up a meeting with Miss Brooks and with the officials of
will try to see Secretary General U. Thant.
TWA. It was not known
who hijacked an Israel-bound TWA airliner to Damascus
(The two Arab
iued on Page ant
(Continued on Page 5)
Mosque Fire Trial Recessed:
'Report Court Interest Faeliii 4,t
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Al Aksa mosque fire trial was adjourned
for three weeks Monday at the request of the defense counsel. Yitzhak
Tunik. Presiding Judge Henry F. Baker promptly granted a recess until
Oct. 30 to allow time for psychiatric examinations of the defendant. '28-
year-old Denis Michael William Rohan. Tunik said he might utilize the
time to summon witnesses from abroad. lie did not identify the potental'
witnesses but it is believed that they might include members of Rohan's
family in Sydney. Ausralia.
Rohan, through Tunik, who is a prominent criminal lawyer, admitted
setting fire to the Al Aksa mosque in East Jerusalem on Aug.
claimed he was mentally ill at the time and therefore not punishable under
Israeli law. Testimony by defense
trial was obviously intended to corroborate the defense claim.
pictured as an eccentric who belonged to a small Protestant fundamentalist
sect and was convinced that God bad ordained him to destroy the mosque
so that Solomon's Temple could he rebuilt on the site.
The trial opened a week ago in a packed hall in the Jerusalem
vention center. Israeli authorities made elaborate preparations for the trial
which, they acknowledged.
tended to refute Arab charges that Israel was responsible for the fire.
terest ran high on the first day when Hoban pleaded innocent to the
charges that carry a combined penalty of
reversed his plea to guilty the following day and int((tzstit nif il ea dggoend. p la tj g • etle