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December 26, 1969 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-12-26

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Anti-Jewish Libya Gets U.S. Bases

(Continued from Page 1)
years with the mounting Soviet
naval and air buildup in the
Mediterranean, but the Moscow-
backed leftist clique that seized
the Libyan government this year
decided to kick the Americans
out without further delay.
The Libyan press invented
stories alleging that Israeli air
force personnel were trained at
Wheelus. Americans were abused
by Libyan mobs. The State De-
partment responded to the abuse
by accommodating the Libyan ulti-
matum for immediate withdrawal.
State Department officials ad-
mitted that the hangars, runways,
workshops, fuel facilities, ma-
chinery, ground transport, radar,
meteorological installations, de-
fense positions, ammunition revet-
ments and other aspects of
Wheelus would be turned over in-
tact to Libya. The U.S. planes,
weapons, missiles, ammunition and
some tools and supplies will be
removed. There will be no assur-
ance that the abandoned base will
not be used to mount air strikes
against Israel. Nor is there any
guarantee that Libya's Soviet
friends will not be invited to move
in.
State Department experts said
that a generous policy is applied
because of concern over U.S. oil
investments in Libya. It is also

possible that some token pay-
ment may be made for installa-
tions and equipment left at
Wheelus.

Libya has emerged as one of the
most vociferous anti-Jewish re-
gimes. Jews are refused entrance
visas even if they carry American
paSsports. Libya sought to re-
strict U.S. Air Force personnel of
Jewish faith from landing at
Wheelus. Libya demanded that no

U.S. Jewish chaplain be permitted
to establish Jewish religious facili-
ties or a chapel to accommodate
American Jews serving at
Wheelus.
Oil-rich Libya has increased con-
tributions to El Fatah and other
Arab terrorist groups. It has urged
that heavier and deadlier blows be
struck at the Israelis. The Libyan
Voice is now loudly demanding
annihilation of Israel.
Soviet military advisers, includ-
ing Air Force officers, have begun
arriving in Libya. They are advis-
ing the Libyan army on technical
matters involving the take-over
from the "imperialists."
Israeli security as well as
American interests are involved.
But the State Department has
not consulted with Israel on the
precipitate abandonment of the
Wheelus facilities. The Dapart-
ment may be too busy pressing
Israel to withdraw from occupied

Is It Good to Take Advice?

By DAVID SCHWARTZ

so we can eat meat and ice cream

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Gift-Wrapped

Friday, December 26, 1969-5

sources here that the French
positions without a peace treaty.
weapons, particularly the Mirages,
Rep. Hamilton Fish, Jr., New would find their way into the ar-
York Republican, has asked Sec- senal of President Gamal Abdel
retary of State William P. Rogers Nasser of Egypt. They said the

some penetrating questions. Noting
that Libya has violated contrac-
tual obligations in pushing the
United States out of Wheelus ahead
of schedule, Fish found it "reason-
able to assume that Russian mili-
tary forces will have access to
Wheelus." He asked whether "we
are not within our rights to de-
stroy, if necessary by demolition,
such facilities built by us that
would be used by the Russians or
leftist military forces."
Fish termed Wheelus "a key
factor in the defense of free world
interests in the Mediterranean."
He said that "We may not be able
to retain a presence at Wheelus.
But we should at least not present
the Libyan leftists with a "give-
away worth hundreds of millions."

Libyan Air Force lacked the tech-
nical proficiency operate the high-
ly sophisticated supersonic Mir-
ages and that they were unneces-
sary to Libya's defense. These
sources said that despite the usual
safeguard clauses forbidding "third
party" use of military material,
the French could not prevent Libya
from lending its jets and tanks to
Egypt.
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The Congressman noted that
Sixth Fleet units were "already
harrassed and shadowed by
Soviet naval and air units based
in Arab states.

Fish asked if the State Depart-
ment intended to consult with con-
gress on disposition of the base.
He pointed out that "the recent
leftist coup in Libya represented
the seizure of power by a clique
friendly to the Soviet Union and
antagonistic to the United States."
Secretary Rogers was asked to
tell Congress what steps are being
taken to assure that "strategic in-
stallations and equipment are not
abandoned for possible Soviet use."
Fish felt that nothing of value
should be left for the radical Arabs
of Libya. He stressed that "The de-
fense funds of the United States
are restricted by economy needs."
Fish was the first Congressman
to raise the Wheelus giveaway
issue. But many other Congress-
men are also likely to ask why the
United States should not take away
or blow up everything of value at
Wheelus.

at the same meal. We are glad
Is it good to take advice? There they took their own advice.
• • •
is an old Hebrew expression, "leo-
lam tikach" (always take). Be- Bonds in the Bible
The other day we came upon a
sides, what else can you get free?
A fellow on a farm wrote to Hor- young man who is engaged in one
ace Greeley asking his advice on of the most important fields of re-
whether he should come to New search. He was trying to find out
York. The New York Tribune edi- what the Bible and Shakespeare
tor wrote back: "Don't come to thought of Israel Bonds—well, any-
way, of bonds.
this Babylon of inquity."
Regular order of
Shakespeare, he found, used the
But the young man didn't take
fake-out fish & chips
the advice. He came to New York word bond 92 times while the Bible Israel Calls In French Envoy
now 99c
and eventually got what he de- only used it 25 timed. Almost every to Discuss Reported Sales
served. He was elected mayor of play of Shakespeare has some of Mirages to Libyans
mention
of
the
word.
"His
words
New York. If he had taken the
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel is
advice, he would have lived the are bonds" is in Gentleman of perturbed over a reported $400,-
happy life of a farmer instead of Verona. "You make my bonds still 000,000 French arms deal with
having to trudge the congested greater" in Measure for Measure. Libya. That and France's con-
The Hungry Penguin opens. Features
The Merchant of Venice is full of tinued arms embargo against Is-
pavements of New York.
authentic English fish and chips.
Did Moses take advice? We know the word. In the Bible, the expres- rael will be the subject of talks
from the Bible that some Israelites sion "Loosening the bonds" is a shortly between the French am-
England's favorite fish dish is now available in Detroit at the Hungry
advised him to quit interfering favorite. But if the Bible doesn't bassador, Francis Hure, and
Penguin. Two delicious chunks of deep fried fish surrounded by crisp fried
use the word bond as much, it uses Gideon Rafael, director general
with Jewish life in Egypt.
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the
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a
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deal,
Walt Whitman said: "Take my
of the foreign ministry. Hure has
fish & chips with our own malt vinegar. And wash 'em down
been summoned to the foreign
advice, don't take advice." One if and a covenant is also a bond.
with our special punch. Finish off your fish & chips right at the
• • •
the hardest things, we believe, is
ministry for the talks.
Penguin ... or take some home in a copy of the London Times.
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Press reports said that Presi-
And, for a limited time, get your change in real English pennies.
Jews traditionally wish one an- dent Pompidou has approved the
a fellow within each of us who
Sample
a bit of England today, at the, Hungry Penguin. Don't
gives us good advice, but we say, other to live to 120 years. In Israel
Libyan deal which is said to in-
forget to try our Yorkshire Bisquits.
"Look at who's talking! What does the other day, according to a He-
volve the delivery of Mirage jets
brew paper, a man speaking at the
to Libya, tanks and an air base
he know?"
agreement. The latter reportedly
Anyway, it's charming when you birthday party of a labor leader
expressed
the
wish
that
he
live
till
would involve France's takeover
see a person acting on his own
of U.S. and British airbases in
advice. We heard a story the other 100 years instead of 120.
"Why did you cut it down to
Libya that are being evacuated
day of the Katzen brothers of
11 Mile Rd. & Coolidge—Berkley
Arizona who have immigrated to 100," he was asked later. "Well," on the demand of the new Li-
Division of Susie-Q Restaurants, Ine•
byan regime.
Israel and in the new town of Arad he replied, "I took 20 off for the

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