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January 30, 1970 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-01-30

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UN Probe Into Condition of Jews in Arab Lands Urged Again by Knesset

Pennsylvania University profes-
sor that the American press
set reiterated Israel's call to the
suppresses news of Arab casual-
United Nations to hold a full-scale
ties resulting from Israeli mili-
inquiry into the condition of Jews
tary activities and his condem-
in Arab countries.
nation of the alleged use of
The call was contained in a re-
American tax money "to subsi-
solution adopted at a special ses-
the equipping of the Israeli
sion marking the first anniversary
air force" were circulated to all
of the public hanging of nine Jews
states of the United
in Iraq as alleged spies for Israel.
Nations and to the members of
The Knesset heard an emotional
the Human Rights Commission's
address by Premier Golda Meir,
special working group to investi-
who declared that "Israel won't
gate alleged Israeli violation of
he silent and Jewish blood won't
Arab civil rights in the occupied
be wantonly shed." She recited a
long list of atrocities allegedly
The charges were made by Pro'.
committed against Jews in Iraq,
Richard P. Stevens, chairman of
Egypt and Syria.
the department of political science
The Knesset resolution, for
and director of the African lan-
which all factions except the New
guage and Area Center at Lincoln
Communists voted, concluded that
University, Oxford, Pa. in a let-
the only way to end the suffering
of Jews in Arab countries was to ter to Ambassador Muhammed H.
el-Farra, the Jordan representa-
let them emigrate to countries of
tive at the United Nations. Ambas-
their choice.
sador el-Farra requested the dis-
"In view of the facts given by
' tribution of Dr. Steven's letter.
the prime minister it is imperative
The letter was a lament for a
that the UN accede to Israel's re-
quest to hold a full inquiry into young Arab living in the village of
Zohar, near Irbid, near which the
the fate of Jews in Arab coun-

Iraqi division stationed in Jordan
has its headquarters and heavy ar-
tillery emplacements.
American newspapers, Prof. Ste-

vens asserted, "with bitterness as
well as deep personal anguish,"
did not mention the Israeli bom-
bardment in which his young friend
was killed. To the American edi-
tors, he said, "Arab deaths are
simply 'casualties,' and a brief
note in the back pages is deeemd
adequate coverage. Yet, when an

Israeli proves the victim of war,
we are exposed to the full horror

rael have the fullness of their
human and political rights as-
sured in a nonsectarian state,
there will never be peace."




Lincoln University is a privately-
endowed school with an enroll-
ment of about 1,000. Prof. Stevens,
long a supporter of the Arab cause,
attended the Arab human rights
conference in Beirut in 1968.

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of the human tragedy involved."
The pro'essor added that "I do i

not exnect any American govern-

ment will be able to overcome the
prejudice built up over the years
in our news media in favor of .e;i
Israel despite the fact that various
polls have shown that the Amer-
ican people as a whole do not
favor continued involvement with


"I can assure you, however,
that my voice will not be stilled.
Until Zionism ceases to exist,
until all people in Palestine/Is-

tries." the resolution said. It ex-
a *
pressed thanks to international or-
ganizations and foreign govern-
ments which awe of'ered assistance
and said they would admit Jewish
An urgent plea for help to save houses burned and who can anti-
emigrants from Arab countries. the remaining Jews in Kamishli, I cipate what fate still awaits this ,
The , text of the resolution will be in North Syria in the desert of destitute remnant.
distributed to all the parliaments Jezira was issued in Jerusalem
"Today there remain only 532
in the free world.
by the action committee for the ' survivors of a former thriving
Mrs. Meir said that in addi-
Rescue of the Jewish Community community, only children, or-
tion to the nine Jews hanged in
of Kamishli. The committee's plea phans, widows and the aged. The
Iraq a year ago, 62 other death
sentences had been carried out states in part: 'single synagogue was confts-
"The tortures and trials inflict- cated by the army for use as a Lt
against Iraqis without due proc-
ed upon Jews in Arab countries, stable. Shops were appropriated,
ess. She said at least eight more
and described in nu-, Jews are now forbidden to trade ii
Jews died in Iraqi prisons as
the result of torture or were ex- merous articles and papers, are I or to come into contact with the
ecuted secretly and that Iraqi well known as is the fate of the local population and suffer the !"' . 1-
authorities boast openly that Jews of Kamishli who during the humiliations of shame, hunger,
they are holding the Jewish passage of time have suffered a poverty and sickness.
"Together with our communica-
wave of frightening terror. Since
population as hostages.
Mrs. Meir charged that 4,000 the Six-Day War the situation has tions to the various institutions
Jews in Syria are confined to ghet- become more serious. We cannot we have sent lists of the names
tos and are required to carry iden- suppose that the position of Jews of the survivors requesting them K,
tity cards stamped "Jew". She in other Arab states is any easier to take immediate action to en-
said 100 Jewish heads of families than that of our brothers who sure their safety and property.
"We cry out in the name of
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"The lot of the Jews of Kamish-
ing held in jail there are "potenti-
al victims." The Committee for the li is a special one. North Syria is
Deliverance of Jews in the Middle cut off from the outside world,
East. headed by French Senate without consulates, tourists or
President Alain Poher charged foreign correspondents to bring
that the Jewish communities in the miserable position of the Jew-
Iraq, Syria and Egypt were the ish community to the notice of the
target of legal or de facto discrim- free world. Four heads of families
ination in violation of the United accused of trying to cross the bor-
der were incarcerated for six
Nations Charter.
The committee charged further years. According to the inhabitants
that some of the 81 Jews impris- of Tadmor, the desert where the
oned in Egypt since the Six-Day prison is situated, there are re-
War are subjected to torture and liable reports that these men have
beatings and that "The 4,000 Jews been driven insane or have been
in Syria are a captive community 'eliminated' according to the Sy-
living in constant fear of virulent rian system. It is not exactly
public hostility."
known what has become of them.
Meanwhile, charges by a
"It is known that the Syrian
authorities have abandoned these
Jewish citizens to the attention
of the rabble, encouraged by the
army and police force, to carry
out pogroms, rapine, arson and
the murder of 56 Jews. Their
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