UN Bias Exposed in Investigative
Team's Actions on Arab Treatments
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA)-1 "The report concedes that the evi- group was not recognized by Israel
A spokesman for the Israeli Mis-; dence it received was one-sided," and was not permitted to enter the
sion to the UN told the Jewish the spokesman said, "and we agree occupied territories.
Telegraphic Agency that the pre- with its own estimate."
In its report, the investigative
The group, established by the team stated that "The evidence re-
liminary report released by a UN
investigative team collecting infor- United Nations Commission on ceived was one-sided, nevertheless,
mation about alleged violations of Human Rights, heard testimony last the group was able to make an
human rights by Israel in occupied year in New York, Geneva, Leba- evaluation of such evidence." It
territories was a biased report. non, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. The conceded, however, that it was not
in a position to verify the allega-
tions juridically. Its full report will
be issued later this month. The
spokesman for the Israeli mission
said Israel's refusal to cooperate
was based on the one-sided nature
JERUSALEM—The accelerated Immigrant lecturers who have of the investigation. Israel has
rate in immigration of American joined the university faculty this maintained that it would cooperate
Jews is manifesting itself at the year are from Argentine, Brazil, with an investigation of conditions
Hebrew University, which during Canada, France, Italy, Poland, in the occupied territories only if a
the 1969-70 academic year has Switzerland, United Kingdom, Unit- similar inquiry were carried out
been joined by 21 U.S. lecturers. ed States and West Germany.
into the conditions of Jews in the
In addition, the university this
One of the U.S. professors, Arab states.
past year has drawn just over 100 David W. Weiss, an immunologist
Thant denied on his arrival in
guest lecturers from abroad, in- from the University of California, Geneva that he intended to with-
cluding 65 from the United States. Berkeley, brought his staff with draw the United Nations observers
Half a dozen of the latter are pot- him to the Hebrew University, from the Middle East next month.
while another U.S. scientist, Prof. He told reporters that the report
The upsurge is parallel to the Robert Werman, a neurophysiolo- was not true and that "I have no
steep increase in enrollment of gist
from Indiana University, intention to do so."
U.S. students, who constitute some brought a large part of his labora-
NEW YORK (JTA)—The rejec-
1,200 of the approximately 3,200 tory equipment.
tion by the United Nations' Human
overseas students in a 15,000-stu-
Commission of Isr'ael's re-
Most of the American immigrant
dent body. The figure of American
quest to investigate the treatment
students at the Hebrew University lecturers are in the faculty of of the Jews in Arab lands and its
has trebled since the Six-Day War. humanities but a number of scien- insistence that the investigation be
Before the war, only a limited tists, who until recently held lead- confined exclusively to alleged vio-
number of U.S.-born lecturers, ing positions in American institu- lations of Arab rights in Israeli ad-
approximately 30, became mem- tions, are now working in science ministered territories was scored
bers of the university's academic laboratories at the Hebrew Univer- as a "flagrant double standard" by
staff. The turning point came sity.
Jacob Stein, president of the
Upsurge in U.S. Academicians Noted
by Hebrew U.; 86 Lecturing There
during the current academic
on Sabbath TV
Several U.S. lecturers speak
Hebrew and began lecturing in
that language upon arriving in
Jerusalem, while others attend a
special language preparatory
course geared to the needs of
would-be lecturers in Hebrew.
The second-largest group of
immigrant lecturers — eight — is
from Poland, followed by United
Kingdom, seven, and France,
six. Several newcomers from
Poland actually arrive as refu-
gees, practically without any
financial means and bereft of
their scientific tools and li-
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—The Su-
preme Court granted a postpone-
ment requested by the states at-
torney in hearings on the issue of
The request was a surprise as
the states attorney said previously
that he would press for a ruling.
He asked for a postponement in
Another guest lecturer this year
order to consult with the cabinet,
giving rise to speculation that the is an Israeli Arab, Dr. Awad Ma-
government may decide to drop soud, who after seven years of
the whole matter. The hearing that studies in the United States, now
opened was an order nisi ordering l lectures at the university's Ein-
the prime minister to show cause stein Institute of Mathematics.
why she should not desist from in-
terferring with the Friday eve tele-
Last November, Mrs. Meir
issued orders overruling a de-
cision by the Israel Broadcasting
Authority, a quasi-independent
body, to establish television on
a seven-day basis. But her or-
ders were nullified by an injunc-
tion obtained at the last minute
from the Supreme Court and Is-
raelis have had Friday eve tele-
vision ever since.
The Supreme Court noted at a
previous session that Mrs Meir's
Some observers said the Orthodox
ministers might be content to let
the matter rest in view of the re-
cent government compliance with
Orthodox demands on the issue of
who is a Jew.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A cab- accustomed to living on UN ra-
inet minister said that Israel will Lions and have developed a social
take steps to improve the condi- structure inside the camps. He said
ton of Arab refugees in the occu- an over-all solution cannot be at-
pied territories, particularly with tempted now because it requires a
respect to their living standard, regional context and there is no
housing conditions and vocational peace in the region.
Shimon Peres, minister-with-
out-portfolio who is charged with
the economic administration of
the occupied areas, said in the
Knesset that he had talked to
certain refugee leaders, and they
had come forward with a series
of requests, some of which ap-
peared practicable and will soon
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be solved by any one state acting
by itself, let alone Israel which he
described as "under siege." He
spoke in reply to an agenda mo-
tion introduced by the Mapam
and Independent Liberal factions.
He said that less than half of
those classified as refugees ac-
tually lived in camps.
Peres blamed the Arab states •
and the terrorist organizations for
perpetuating he refugee problem
to serve their own political ends. •
He said the refugees have grown • •
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original ban was limited to the peri-
od until a new cabinet was formed.
One justice said that now that a
cabinet exists the proceedings were
pointless. The granting of a post-
ponement by the Supreme Court
freed the Cabinet from the rule
that matters sub judice may not
be discussed outside of the court.
The Cabinet is known to be di-
vided over Mrs. Meir's action. It
is not known what stand the Na-
tion Religious Party will take.
Israel Plans to Improve Conditions
of Arabs in Occupied Territories
National Air Pollution Con-
trol Administration estimates the
United Synagogue of America, con- nation's annual agricultural loss
gregational arm of the Conserva- from air pollution to be $500,000,-
tive movement. Stein urged that 000.
the UN Rights Commission recon-
sider the request from Israel to
undertake an on-the-spot study
of the treatment of the Jews in
Iraq, Syria, and Egypt, who, he
charged "are being held as hos-
tages and deprived of all elemen-
tary human rights."
(The editor of the London Times,
William Rees-Mogg, in the first of
a series of articles on his recent
visit to Israel, wrote that the out-
ward signs did not suggest that the
Israeli occupation was particularly
oppressive, considering the Fatah
situation. "Senior Israeli officers
leave an impression of being sound
administrators, and of considering,
in rather a British way, the wel-
fare of people they know to hate
them," he said.)
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