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December 19, 1969 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-19

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Golda Criticizes U.S. Policy , but Relations 'No Worse

(Continued from Page 1)
In her speech to the Histadrut

r

said afterward that he had a "very
comprchensive" discussion with
Koecrs nn "all inatt•rs to our mu-
tual interest." Inn declined to
cite details.
back at critics of Rogers' state
Ile said Israel's policy - remain -
ment. The specific targets wen e
dedicated to peace by agree-
Russia and former Vice President ment through negotiations with our
Humphrey.
neighbors." He ad% ised newsmen
State Department
spokesman to inquire of the State Department
Robert J. McCloskey, asked to as to the C.S. position.
comment on the Humphrey charge,
Eban said Tuesday that Israe
said that "From some of the corn - would not clot front the occupies
ment we have noted, it would ap- territories without the establish
pear that the speech had not been ment of real peace.
completely read."
Ile said the world communit
i
McCloskey was especially critical could help best by getting the ne-
of the negative Soviet reaction pub- gotiating process going.
lished in Pravda. He said, "The
Eban said his talk with Rogers
Soviets have not responded to the
• covered events since Premier Gol-

was

of vital importance for

we cannot
achieve this at the expense of
our Israeli friends."
The State Department struck

world peace "but

Party newspaper Pravda, made its secretary hoped his words would
first public response — a negative reduce the intensity of anti-Amer-
United States proposals ican statements that are expected
for a Middle East settlement enun- to be made at Rabat.
ciated in Washington by Secre-
(The New York Times reported
tary of State William P. Rogers. from Moscow that signs of dis-
Rogers' speech disclosed the con-
agreement were evident in a joint
tents of proposals submitted pri-
communique issued after a four.
vately to the Soviets last Oct. 23 day visit to the Kremlin by a top-
to which Moscow has not officially level Egyptian diplomatic and mili-
replied.
tary mission. The communique said
According to Pravda. Rogers the parties agreed that urgent
was trying to undermine Arab un- steps were needed to "eliminate
ity and camouflage America's con- the consequences of Israeli aggres-
. tinned support for Israel. Writing sion." But the Soviets seemed
in Pravda's weekly commentary committed to resort to diplomatic
on international affairs, Vladimir means.)
Mikhailov said. "Washington, it
is true, is now trying to erase from
the Arabs' memory the facts of
its complicity in the Israel aggres-
sion. But whatever tricks Wash-
, ington propagandists now resort
to, they will fail to conceal the evi-
dent facts of the United States
support to the Israeli ruling circles
in their aggressive actions, in their
; stubborn attempts to annex the ,1111P0t7 5Di1 01P r11:2 12;7t#
seized territories in spite of the
rITS7. 3 15i1
demands voiced by world opinion."

one -- to

convention on Friday, Mrs. Meir
said the Arabs want war anti Is-
rael wants peace but Americans
"put us both on the scales of jus-
tice so that . . they shouldn't ap-
pear to be favoring one nation over
another."
Mrs. Meir said that Israel would
not accept proposals "that fall
short of real peace" nor would Is-
rael" agree to borders that make
the nation vulnerable." She said
all Israel wants was "what other
nations have—peace with borders
that are sensible. We don't want
anybody to come and fight our
battles, but we have the right to
demand that we not stand empty-
handed against better tanks, planes concrete and constructive (Amer-
da Meir's visit to Washington last
and cannons."
, ican) formulation. They seem to
month. He said there were no de-
Mrs. Meir commented at a press have decided that, for the present cisions yet on the various requests
conference that there is no U.S. at least, they would rather engage for military and economic aid
pressure now on Israel but that in propaganda attacks than deal ; made by Mrs. Meir. However, "we
if it did come, Israel would be seriously with the problems of the have received an assurance that
able to withstand it. She said U.S.- Middle East." McCloskey said that ; these matters are under review,"
Israel relations had not worsened what is needed was a "positive re- he said.
and that "all this talk" about sponse" to the U.S. proposals sub-
Questioned about Israel's for-
worsening relations was "uncalled mitted privately to the Soviet gov-
mula for territorial settlement.
ernment on Oct 28 .
for."
Eban
said the issue is not one
"The latest developments show,"
Eban Reiterates Israeli
Former Vice President Hubert
of territory but of peace. lie Mikhailov went on," that the Unit-
Unwillingness to Permit
Humphrey criticized the Middle
said
all
questions
were
open
to
ed States ruling circles are stick-
Return to Pre-War Conditions
East policy position outlined by
negotiation without prior condi- ing to their one-sided and obvious-
NEW YORK (JTA) — Israel's
Secretary of State Rogers as con-
chtmns, if the Arabs wanted to -13' anti-Arab stand. Justified ap-
Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, said
stituting a sacrifice of Israel's
talk. peace.
prehension is being voiced in the
at a press conference Friday that
interest in the hope of gaining
Israel's intentions must be regard-
accord with the Soviet Union. In
He said Israel wants peace and Arab countries that the wish of the
a statement issued by his office ed in the framework of its "obses- the Arabs do not, but he rejected American propagandists to divert
sions," which he listed as "resis- a suggestion that a "deadlock" ex - atte ntion from as injon s policy
here, Humphrey said it was "un-
• of encouragement of the aggression
tance" and' "deliverance." He said ists.
realistic" to expect Israel to
is aimed at disguising Washing-
that a third "obsession" was the
withdraw to the borders existing
The American Zionist Council
attempt to sow strife and dis-
memory of the Holocaust. He said
before the Six-Day War in re-
and the Conference of Presidents , ton's
cord in the Arab world," the Prav-
Israel would never again return
turn for what Rogers called a
of Major American Jewish Or- da
writer said.
to such a situation, adding that
"binding agreement" from the
ganizations added their voices
national suicide was not an obliga-
Arab nations.
to the mounting chorus of Jew-
The Rogers speech also was re-
tion
of
international
policy.
He
re-
"It was just such an assurance
ish protest against Secretary of ceived coldly in Arab capitals. As
that the Israelis relied on in 1956 iterated that Israel would not al-
State William P. Rogers' state- a result, Western observers did not
—by an administration of which low restoration of the conditions
ment of American Middle East expect a positive response from
policy.
the President was a part—when which preceded the outbreak of the
Moscow. It is believed that Soviet
they withdrew." Humphrey said, 1967 war.
The Conference, through its leaders gave assurances on that
He said there was a substitute
in a reference to President Eisen-
count
to the top-level Egyptian
chairman, Rabbi Herschel Schac-
hower's effort to force Israeli for negotiation in achieving Middle ter, voiced
"grave concern" over delegation that visited Moscow last
withdrawal from the Sinai Penin- East peace and said again that - Is-
week. The Russians are believed
sula occupied in the 1956 war when rael would not allow its future to Rogers' statement which the determined to preserve their influ-
organization interpreted as being
Mr. Nixon was vice president. be written from
the outside.
ence in the Arab world. But they
a
call
for
a
Middle
East
agree-
"The result," Humphrey added. "Sovereignty is what exists when
ment "through the Four Power continue to talk in terms of a po-
was "continued aggression against a country decides its own condi-
litical
solution to the Middle East
talks rather than through negotia-
Israel and eventually the war of tions for survival," he said. "There
between the parties directly conflict and apparently were not
1967." He declared that "any is no peace without negotiations." tions
concerned." It warned that "ap- swayed by reported Egyptian ef-
equitable American proposal must
On the issue of Israel's image
of Russian designs will forts to bring them to a more mili-
offer Israel real assurances of se- in world opinion, he said that be- peasement
lead nowhere except to renewed tant posture. The Soviets were ex-
curity, with sensible borders and fore and during the June 1967 • conflicts."
pected to make a strong effort to
unrestricted access to international tsar, world sympathy was shown
create Arab unity at the Arab ,
waterways."
for Israel but action on its behalf U.S. Is Giving Speedy
• summit conference that opens at
was not displayed. He said that Sympathetic, Attention to Aid
He added that "We all know
Rabat, Morocco, Saturda • We ste rn
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The
that the Israelis cannot main- Britain had decided not to sell its
eyes were also turned on Rabat.
tain—nor do they wish to main- Chieftain tanks to Israel but insist- is giving "speedy and sympathetic The U.S. State Department said
attention" to Israel's request for after the Rogers speech that the
tain—the present occupied terri- ed there was no embargo.
tories." He said the development

Eban met for more than 2"2 additional defense and economic
of areas of cordiality between hours Tuesday with Secretary of aid, Itzhak Rabin, Israel's am- Hebrew Column
the U.S. and the Soviet Union State William P. Rogers. Eban bassador to the United States, said
in a telephone interview on Is-
raeli radio. He also said there

CoNer nor's Decree Calls Attention
to Plight of Jews in Soviet Union

, was no connection between last
week's Mid East policy statement
made by Secretary Rogers and
the aid requests made by Premier

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The writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon, who
received the Nobel Prize for Literature
was born in the little town of Bo-
czaz on the 9th of Ab 5648 (1888).
As a youngster he studied in a "heder"
Golda Meir during her visit to and in the religious schools of his town.
As a youth, he read many Hasidic
Washington last September. He books
and books on Halacha (Jewish
said White House and State De- religious law). He read books on cul-
subjects and general literature
partment officials told him that a tural
in the German language, which he
deadline for the U.S. reply on the studied with a private teacher. He
commenced writing in Hebrew and
requests was near.
'Yiddish at the age of eight, and ever
since has been like an inexhaustible
Pravda Rejects Middle East
spring water. However, he became
Peace Proposal From U.S.
known in 1904, with the appearance of
Hebrew newspaper ((llamitzpah"
LONDON (JTA — Russia, the
(Outlook) in Cracow. At first his poems
speaking through the Communist were published there, and after a year
the paper began to publish his Hebrew
stories as well. From then on, until
his departure from Buczacz, he was
able to .publish about 70 works in
Hebrew and in Yiddish.
After leaving Buczacz, he no longer
wrote in Yiddish, but only in Hebrew.
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Dome On Lag b'Omer, 5667 (1907), he ar-
rived in Eretz Israel. reaching Jaffa.
of the Rock and Al Aksa Mosque With
the first story he published A in
the country in "HaOmer'. called
on the Temple Mount in the Old not."
Wives), he aquired the
City of Jerusalem will he reopened name (Deserted
Agnon, the pseudonym with
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in
1924
became
his legal family name.
ends the Moslem holy month of
In the summer of 1913 he went to
Ramadan.
Germany and from there to Buczacz
in order to attend his father's funeral.
The mosques have been closed to There
he became acquainted with the
all except worshipers since a fire businessman Sh. Z. Schocken, who ever
has been his admirer and patron.
set by an Australian religious fa- since
5685 (1925). he returned to the
natic damaged Al Aksa Mosque In
country (Eretz Yisrael) and settled In 0--
Jerusalem.
last August.
His writings. which have been trans-
The area is supervised by the lated into 20 languages, have re-
great acclaim. The subjects of
Moslem Supreme Council, which • ceived
his stories deal with the deepest spirt-
announced that visitors will have tual problems of the generation. Even
he received the Nobel Prize,
to pay an admission fee. Up to last before
Agnon was awarded the Malik
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A proclamation calling for the restoration of human rights to
Soviet Jewry was signed Dec. 6 by Governor Milliken, in the presence
of Jewish communal representatives. With Gov. Milliken are (from
left) Dr. Jack Stanzler and Nathan Schafer of the Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council; Rabbi Philip Frankel of Lansing; and Walter E.
Klein, executive director of Detroit's Jewish Community Council. The
signing coincided with similar proclamations on Hanuka in states
throughout the country. Another was issued by Detroit Mayor Cava-
nagh commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights.

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