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October 24, 1969 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-10-24

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16 Parties Compete
in Knesset Election

TEL AVIV (ZINS)—Sixteen
et candidates are competing in
the Knesset elections to be held
Tuesday.
Many parties, in revising their
dates, have dropped older illeU111-
bents in favor of younger men.
The socialist labor alignment
(Maarakh) has made the most
drastic reshuffle, eliminating such
notable figures as David Hacohen
head of the Knesset foreign affair,:
committee; Akiva Govrin, former-
ly minister of tourism; Mordecai
Namir, once minister of labor and
mayor of Tel Aviv; and many
others..
A last-minute change of heart
resulted in the retention of the
minister of police, Eliahu Sasoor,,
who represents citizens of 'East-I
ern' origin.
Most of the competing parties
play a minor role in the Knesset
elections. The main contest cen-
teirs on the socialist Maarakh and
Gahal (Herut-Liberal bloc.)
.Maarakh is determined to hold
on to the 63 seats it now controls
—or do better—in order to secure'
a firm grip on the next govern-
ment by winning an absolute ma-
jority of parliamentary scab,.
Gahal is battling to strengthen its
own position and to block
Maarakh's bid for a Knesset
majority.
In this latter respect, there is
common cause with the minor par-
ties, such as Mizrachi, Independ-
ent Liberals and Aguda, who
realize that, while they themselves
can never hope to gain the reins
of government, a Maarakh ma-
jority in the Knesset would reduce
their status to that of mere satel-:
lites having no voice whatever in
governmental affairs.
A peace demonstration in the
heart of West Jerusalem last
week ended in a street battle
and the arrest of four demon-
strators. The group, which ap-
parently had no permit, assem-
bled in Zion Square in support
of Knesset candidates on the
so-called Peace List, a small

new faction advocating Israel's
withdrawal from the occupied

Arab territories.
The demonstrators drew a crowd
!when they announced from a loud-
speaker truck that they were
"going to dig up Zion Square to
uncover a Moslem holy site.' ,
When they accused Israel of con-,
verting Old Jerusalem into an
Arab ghetto, they were attacked
by some onlookers, and a pitched
battle developed. Police who were
originally sent out to disperse the
demonstrators for obstructing traf-
fic, had to take them into protec-
tive custody. Four men were
arrested.

Belgian Paper Implicates
Arab Envoys in Blast

BRUSSELS (JTA) —The news-
paper Le Soir has implicated two
un-named Arab Embassies here in
the Sept. 8 grenade attack on the
El Al Brussels office by teen-a ge
Arab commandoes. The newspaper
Ascribed its information to - knowl-

edgeable sources."
It said that two Arab youngsters
arrived at an Arab embassy "in-
volved in the struggle against
Israel - by taxi on the day of the
attack. A short time later they
left, accompanied by two members
of the embassy staff • and walked
Ito an "African Arab embassy."
One of the youngsters was re-
Ported to have escaped later and
flown to Baghdad with the aid of
the Iraqui Embassy in Paris. Le
Soir published claims by witnesses
that the boy who appeared in
pashdad was not the grenade
thrower, implying that the latter
may still be in Belgium. The for-
eign ministry has refused to coin-
irnent on these allegations. The
police are conducling.its.investiga -

tion in secret, Le Soir said.

I'm living so far beyond my in-
come that we may almost be said

to be living apart.—Saki.

Friday, October 24, 1969 - 19

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Flow much does it cost to fly to
Israel?
Well, usually, the roundtrip
economy fare is $840.
But after October 14th, you can
fly to Israel and back for $405' on
a nine day tour.
At these prices, how can you
afford to stay home?
You'll land in Tel Aviv, and from
there it's just a short distance to all
the really interesting points on the
map.
For example, Jaffa, Tel Aviv's
twin city, is an ancient port men-
tioned in the Bible.
(It was after leaving Jaffa that
Jonah had his unfortunate en-
counter with the whale.)
And today while Tel Aviv is a
modern, thriving city, Jaffa is a
carefully preserved artists' colony
whose shoreline hasn't changed
much since the time of Jonah.
When you go to Jerusalem, you
can take a guided tourgf the new
Knesset (Parliament) 4 Building,
and if you're lucky see the Prime
Minister, herself, address - tsrael's
governing body.

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And in the Old City expect to
shed a few tears:
You've heard stories, you've
seen pictures, but no one can de-
scribe the emotion charged min-
utes when you put a yarmulke on
your head and actually touch the
Wailing Wall.
Is nine days in Israel long
enough?
That's hard to say.
Especially since our history is
not only recorded in the Bible,
but in countless Roman, Cru-
sader, Moslem, and Byzantine
relics from small coins to entire
cities.
(For such a little country, the
guidebooks are awfully thick.)
So you may want to stay even.
longer.
But regardless of which fare plan
you choose, you'll save a lot of
money from October 15th through
March 14th when our winter rates
are in effect.
So this year instead of settling
fora hotel room on Collins Avenue,
or a dice game in San Juan, come
home with us.

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