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December 12, 1969 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-12

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UAR Note to Thant Charges Israel Using Phantoms
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UNITED NATIONS (JTA) —
Egypt has protested to the United
Nations against the alleged use by
Israel of American-made Phantom
/et fighter-bombers against Egyp-
tian forces. In a letter to secretary
General U Thant, Egyptian Am-
bassador Mohammed-Hassan El-
Zayyat warned that "Such military
aid cannot but sustain Israel in its
attempts to consolidate its aggres-
sion and plan further expansion."

He said that "The use of U.S.-
built Phantom jet aircraft by Israel

occupying forces hears out the
warnings and apprehensions re-
peatedly expressed by the Arab
countries regarding the serious
repercussions of providing such
offensive weapons to Israel."
The Egyptian envoy quoted re-
ports from Lt. Gen. Odd Bull,
chief of the UN Truce Super-
vision Organization, confirming
use of the Phantoms. In appar-
ent criticism of the U.S., al-
Zayyat said "military aid as-
sumes a disturbing character

Arab Terrorists Plead Not Guilty
to Murder Charge in Athens Blast

ATHENS (JTA)—Two Arab ter- press is "clamoring for a swift
rorists who attacked the El Al trial and appropriate punishment."
ticket office with a hand grenade The incident "is unavoidably ex-
Nov. 27, pleaded not guilty to a pected to influence those involved
Series of charges that included in last year's episode," said the
premeditated murder. A 2-year-old paper. Their trial is now sched-
child was killed, and 14 other per- uled for February, but had it not
sons were injured in the blast.
been for the new incident, the
The accused, Eli Karanetian and Monitor reported, it was possible
Mansur Seifeddin, both Jordan- that there would have been further
ians, underwent a pre-trial exami- delay.
nation before a magistrate. The

hearing was held in private under
a heavy security guard.

Goya 'Disparates'
in a Paperback

when it comes

from a permanent

member of the Security Council
which has a special responsi-
bility for maintaining interna-
tional peace and security."

The semi-official Cairo news-
paper Al Ahram accused Israel
of using an American-made frag-
mentation missile outlawed by in-
ternational conventions in air raids
across the Suez Canal.
According to Al Abram, the Is-
raelis are using the "Mighty
Mouse" which was originally de-
veloped for use in Vietnam.
It was described as a missile
containing five-inch steel arrows
which cause a jagged "dirty"
wound on impact. The paper
claimed that this was fresh evi-
dence of America's "total bias"
in favor of Israel.
The Times of London said Mon-
day that the deal to supply Libya
with 200 Chieftain tanks should be
rescinded unless the present Lib-
yan regime gives its assurances
that they will be used for defense
purposes only.

If Libya decided to send some
of the Chieftains to Egypt, the
military situation with Israel
would not be affected because
Egypt already has all the tanks
it needs from Russia, the Times
editorial said.

Last week, an Athens magistrate
ordered the exhumation of the
body of George Nastos, the child
Dover Publications have enriched
fatally injured in the grenade at-
"But such a move by Libya
tack. The order was issued after the library on art with a new would certainly have political con-
paperback,
Don Francisco Goya's
defense counsel for the two ter- "The
sequences,
and the government
Disparates or the Prover-
rorists contended that the child's
should remind Libya that the ap-

death

did not result from the ex-
plosion but was due to other

bias."

pearance of Libya Chieftains on
It is a large-sized, impressive the Suez Canal would make it
collection of 22 prints in their impossible for any British govern-
causes.
Greek-Arab relations, previously original size, as well as three rare ' ment to refuse the pressure from
proofs, two of Israel for Chieftains as well," the
excellent, are likely to be "seri- pre-first-edition
which were pulled from the plates Times said.
ously affected" by the terrorist
attack, the Christian Science Moni- by the artist himself.
The Daily Mirror reported that
It also includes a preliminary a defect has developed in the
tor reported from Athens.
The paper pointed out that be- drawing for a "Disparates - sub- Chieftain tanks, which precludes
cause of its "traditional friendli- ject, now published for the first its operation in temperatures above
ness" toward the Arabs, the Greek time. The original captions are re- 75 degrees F., and defense chiefs
government might even have pro- printed, along with new English have been advised.
vided "some official encourage- translations as is the original title
The Mirror said that military
ment" for delay in the trial of the page.
engineers claim to have overcome
These strikingly powerful works the problem, and modifications
two terrorists accused of an at-
tack on an El Al plane last year. are terrifying nightmare visions. will be carried out before next
Now, the paper reported, the Dark figures huddled together on summer.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, December 12, 1969-15

Sirhan on Coffee, Cocoa
to Protest Confinement

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WALLPAPER?

SAN QUENTIN , Calif. (JTA) —
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, the 25-year-

old Arab extremist condemed to
death for assassinating Sen. Robert
F. Kennedy, has gone on a hunger
strike because he does not like con
finement on death row. lie is re-
portedly subsisting on cocoa and
coffee. Prison officials said, if
necessary, they would force feed

SEE PAGE 18

It's Nice
To Deal With

him.
Sirhan, in a message to the war-

den, announced the hunger strike
"to protest this Nazi concentration

Joe Slatkin's

camp." He said that "Hitler had
more mercy than you do."

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Nast "appears to have changed the branch of a tree ("Disparate
the situation radically." It said Ridiculo, or Ridiculous Folly"),

that already part of the Greek

Popular Front, Fatah
Considering Merger?

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The
Popular Front for the Liberation

a Palestine (PFLP) and El Fatah,

the two main Arab guerrilla
groups, may merge, according to
reports received here.

Representatives of the two orga-
nizations began talks in Tripoli.
Libya, under a formula for unity
sponsored and proposed by the
Libyan Revolutionary Council.
Libya apparently has offered
financial benefits greater than the
present level of aid if the guer-
rillas agree on unity that would
provide stronger more efficiency
In fighting Israel. Libya invited
Dr. George Habash, PFLP leader.
and Abu. Ayad, El Fatah chief
military strategist, for the talks.

shrouded human figures swaying
in an unseen wind ("Los Ensa-
cados or the Men in Sacks"), fly-
ing humans with great wings wired
to them ("Mode de Volar, or Way
of Flying"), grotesque lumpy peo-
ple deriding others with physical
handicaps, silly hysterical women
playing trampoline with dwarf-
sized men, and other disturbing
scenes are depicted.
Goya made the 18 large etchings
in his last main print series while
he was still deeply disturbed phy-
sically and mentally after a pre-
vious illness. He was nearly totally
deaf, and was 73 years old. His
wife had died, and his son was an
idler. His popularity at court and
among those who commissioned
pictures was at a low ebb, and
Spain, itself, was staggering along
under the stupid and autocratic
rule of one of the worst of its
Bourbon kings, Ferdinand VII. It
is little wonder that Goya was dis-
turbed. And his abject discourage-
ment and depression are vividly
reflected in the print series most
often called Los Proverbios (Pro-
verbs) by the public.

The Soviet government has ex-
a kind of recognition to
the Palestine guerrilla movement
for the first time by inviting a
delegation to visit Moscow at the
end of this month. The invitation
was reportedly the first to an Dropsie U. Prof Writes
official guerrilla delegation.

tended

on Soviet Anti-Semitism

Living Costs Up 10-17 Pct for 'Jews in Russia'

TEL AVIV (ZINS)—The cost of
living is going up in Israel. In the
past two weeks prices jumped 10
per cent to 17 per cent. The list of
commodities affected includes
bread, the price of which has been
Increased by 10 per cent.
The government is concerned.
because a rise in the cost of living
can only lead to demands for a
wage increase which will, in turn,
only result in a spiraling rise in
the cost of consumer goods.
If the present trend continues,
It foreshadows the start of a new ,
inflation that can have a detrimen-
tal impact on the national eco-
"only.

A detailed analysis of "Anti-
in Soviet Russia" has
been authored by Dr. Bernard D.
Weinryb in a chapter for a new
volume on "Jews in Russia 1917-
1967," edited by Lionel Kochan,
professor of Jewish history at Ox-
ford University, England.
Dr. Weinryb, professor of history
and Middle East economics at
Dropsie University, made the
study based on Russian sources
and official publications. He elabo-
rates on the "new anti-Semitism"
in tho Soviet Union, analyzing the
changes In the Soviet attitude to-
ward Jews and anti-Semitism,

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