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November 28, 1969 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-11-28

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S. Peace Hopes to lie Sty in lied at Ilahat?
.Si

olations of rights of Jews living
(Continued from Page 1)
contributions to the establishment ! in Syria and Iraq. Last year the
of Israel in 1947 and 1948 when U.S. voted against a similar •
measure but this year shifted its
he had a major role in the deci-
position because of reports of al-
sion for partition and establish-
leged Israeli mass arrests and
ment of Israel and said it was
deportations.)
"a coincidence that we Zionists
A spokesman for Ehan's minis-
should be honoring Pearson 21
years later at the moment when try registered "surprise and con-
sternation" over a U.S. State De-
Israel may be faced with diplo-
partment spokesman's statement
matic and political decisions that
deploring "collective punishment"
transcend any since the establish-
by Israel. The ministry stressed
ment of the State itself."
that Israel had never applied "col-
In big statement on existing
lective punishment" in the occu-
conditions involving Israel 's
pied areas and had no intention
status al. Sunday's Israel cabinet
of so doing. A term "neighborhood
meeting; Foreign Minister Ehan
punishment" used by Defense Min- !
noted that most of the nations
ister Moshe Dayan in a recent ,
which voted last Thursday for
press conference has been mis-
the United Nations General As-
takenly construed to mean "col-
seMbly Social, Humanitarian and
lective punishment," the ministry
Cultural Committee resolution
said. The only instances of "col-
condemning Israeli "collective
lective punishment" are imposi-
punishment" policies were Arab
tions of curfews, whereas "neigh-
•and Communist.
borhood punishment" means acts
The committee's 51 to 11 vote like blow up houses whose residents
condemned the destruction of or owners had actively aided ter-
homes and deportation of Arab rorists, the spokesman declared.
inhabitants of the occupied terri-
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Rep. Jon-
tories and called upon Israel to athan Bingham dropped this week
desist from the alleged repressive his proposed amendment to a for-
measures taken in reprisal for eign aid bill that would have cut
Arab terrorism. Eban noted that off U.S. funds for the United Na-
most of the 51 states have no diplo- tions Relief and Works Agency
matic ties with Israel and that (UNRWA) in 14 Arab refugee
their number was smaller than camps controlled by guerrillas in
that voting last year for a similar Lebanon. The New York Demo-
measure.
crat said that he had reached the
Eban noted that the 50 abstain- conclusion that a severance of
ers included the United States and funds might undermine "the deli-
many Western European friends cate situation of the Lebanese gov-
of Israel. He reportedly expressed ernment" and result in the pene-
hope that the resolution would be tration of that country by ex-'
defeated when it comes up for tremist Arab elements. The Con-
confirmation in the General As- gressman was subjected to heavy
sembly where a two-thirds vote pressure from the State Depart-
is needed to have the resolution ment. which had gotten pressure
passed and included in the record. from elements close to UNRWA.
Foreign ministry circles said the He said that he had decided not
resolution, co-sponsored by India, to act after consultations "with
Pakistan. Yugoslavia, Guinea and various colleagues and persons in-
the Congo (Brazzaville). contained (crested in Israel in and out of the
the word "reported" in describing government.
The United States now supplies
"repressive practices and policies"
because no impartial agency had more than $22,000,000 a year in
found the allegations to be aid to the UN relief agency and
has supplied a total of $45,000,000
grounded , on fact.
The sources also observed that since the first Arab refugee camps
the resolution ignored completely were set up 20 years ago. Four-
the plight of Jews in Arab coun- teen of the 15 camps in Lebanon,
tries which have barred any UN housing 170,000 Arabs have been
investigation of the Jews' condi- taken over by armed guerrillas.
tion. The aim of the resolution's (Israel urged at the UN that funds
sponsors was patently political and be withheld from these camps
not humanitarian, the sources said. which it described as recruiting
and training centers for Arab guer-
(In abstaining, U.S. delegate
rilla warfare against Israel. UN
Mrs. Rita Hauser criticized the
officials warned that a cut would
measure for disregarding the vi-

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Medical Center in Newark
6—Friday, November 28, 1969
Building 136-Bed Pavilion

be "catastrophic" for UNRWA
NEWARK (JTA) — The Beth
which is already severely short Israel Medical Center has broken
of funds.
ground for construction of an
(Lebanese army troops clash er
$11,000,000 care pavilion, a five-
with Arab guerrillas today for story building to provide an addi-
the first time since the Nov. 3 tional 136 beds. It will also contain
Cairo agreement which was sup- surgical suites, recovery rooms, an
posed to have brought peace be- emergency department, and of-
tween the commandos and the fices. Alan Sagner, president, said
Beirut regime. According to reports funds for the pavilion were pro-
received in London, the clash oc- vided by $10,000,000 loan from
curred when armed guerrillas at- the Prudential Insurance Co. and
tacked an Army post at Nabatiy- a federal grant under the Hill-
yeh, 43 miles south of Beirut. Six Burton Act. The new building is
soldiers and nine guerrillas were the third phase of a four-phase ex-
reported wounded.)
pansion and modernization pro-
The State Department voice d
gram. The medical center plans
"regret" over a r es ol ution
to spend about $15,000,000 to com-
adopted by Egypt's National As-
, plete the program.
sembly which held the United
States responsible for the fail-
All our business in life is with
ure to achieve a political solution
doing: enjoyment and suffering
of the Middle East conflict. Carl
come by themselves.—Goethe.
Bartch, the department spokes-
i!MMIMMIANakatrMi:::VMV!!!:•,!
man, said the resolution was
"shot through with false charges
against the U.S. and fit a pattern
of distortion and fabrication
which we have noted, with re-
gret, emanating from Cairo."
He also said U.S.-Soviet bilateral
talks on the Mideast would be
resumed but gave no date.

r

The Egyptian National Assembly
adopted its resolution after hearing
a report from Foreign Minister
Mahmoud Riad on the latest
diplomatic developments Riad re-
jected U.S. peace proposals be-
cause, he alleged, they showed
- complete support of Israeli ag-
gression." The resolution claimed
that "America is responsible for
pushing the Mideast toward a war
whose possibilities and effects on
world peace and security nobody
can foresee."
Later the official government
spokesman in Cairo, Ismat Abdel
Meguid, charged that the latest
U.S. proposals deviated from the
basic UN peace guidelines laid
down in the Sec-unity Council's
Nov. 22, 1967 resolution. He laid
the blame for the current crisis
on "those who help Israel ma'-
terially, politically and militarily."

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