Israel Again Condemned by UN Anti-Israel Bloc
UNITED NATIONS (JTA)—The United Nations Commission on Human Rights
adopted a resolution condemning Israel for alleged human rights violations in the
occupied territories, although less than 40 per cent of the 32-nation membership voted
The resolution was backed by 12 nations, including the Arab and Communist
countries, India, Iran, Turkey and Mauritania. Israel and two African members—
Tanzania and Senegal—refused to vote.
The members representing Western (including the United States), Latin Ameri-
can and African countries—abstained.
The United States came strongly to , the support of Israel in the United Nations
Human Rights Commission last Friday when Mrs. Rita Hauser, the American delegate,
sharply criticized the limited scope of the special working group of experts investi-
gating alleged violations of human rights in territories occupied by Israel in the
The corn mission is currently debating a draft report of the working group which,
condemns Israeli treatment of the civilian population in the occupied areas.
Mrs. Hauser said the United States had abstained from voting for the special
working group "because we did not believe the resolution was balanced in approach
and in substance. This resolution was limited to human rights problems in the terri-
tories occupied by Israel, ignoring similar problems in other places in the area of
conflict in the Middle East.
This limited approach "was not consistent with the broader scope of the investi-
gation undertaken in 1967 by the representative of the secretary general, Mr. Gussing.'
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THE JEWISH NEWS
Review of Jewish News
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Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle
VOL. LVI I, No. 2.
$7.00 Per Year; This Issue 20c
Allied Campaign Starts With $9,041,000
Record High in Philanthropic
Task Registered by Concerned
Community for Drive Opening
Nixon-Rogers Decisions: Economic Help,
No Planes for Israel as an Interim Move:
Disappointntent Expressed by Abba Eban
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel asked the United States "to make an urgent reappraisal of the
actual and expected balance of forces" in the Middle East and, in effect, to reconsider its deci-
sion, announced by Secretary of State William P. Rogers in Washington, not to provide Israel
with the additional Phantom and Skyhawk jets it requested last September. Israel's official
reply to Secretary Rogers' announcement was made public by Foreign Minister Abba Eban in a
television and radio appearance shortly after it was conveyed to the U. S. State Department by
Israel's ambassador in Washington, Gen. Itzhak Rabin.
Eban said that "Israel's ability to withstand and repel attack is the only concrete
factor capable of deterring the Arab states and especially the United Arab Republic, from
renewing the war in full scale and fury. If these governments imagine that our air strength
will lag behind the re-enforcement of the Arab states in aircraft, the chance of avoiding an
expanding conflict will seriously diminish."
'Inc Israeli foreign minister stated that "In recent days it has become established beyond
all doubt that something of serious consequence has taken place. The Soviet Union has introduced
into . Egypt a missile system of the SAM-3 category, accompanied by a substantial number of
Soviet personnel designed for its activation. The purpose of this missile system is to serve the
Egyptians as an umbrella, under whose shelter they plan to intensify their continued attacks
across the cease-fire lines. This weapons system represents a new political and military dimen-
sion which all those concerned for the balance of forces and the promotion of stability in our
region must take into serious account."
He said Israel has taken note of President Nixon's March 21 statement, repeated by
Secretary Rogers, that the decision on Israel's request for more aircraft was an "interim deci-
sion." He said, "We also note their remarks about the evidence of new SAM-3 missiles and
Soviet military personnel which the Soviet Union introduced into Egypt. We also note the as-
surance by the President and the secretary of state that this situation bears and will receive
close and careful scrutiny by the U.S. government as well as continuous review and evalua-
tion." Continuing, Eban stated. "In this context, we attach importance to the fact that the U. S.
government has no intention of jeopardizing Israel's security."
Deputy Premier Yigal Alton Is reported to have outlined some of the military and politi-
cal implications of the Russian deliveries to Egypt at Sunday's cabinet meeting.
On Friday night, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan referred to the missiles on a television
interview. He said Israel's concern stemmed less from the physical presence of the SAM-3s on
Egyptian soil than from the fact that the Russiang are creating the foundations for a Soviet mili-
tary, establishment in the Mid. East. He indicated that the presence of Soviet personnel would not
deter Israeli efforts to neutralize the missiles. He warned that if Israel receives the "French treat-
ment" from the U. S., the quantitative superiority of the Arab air forces next summer would be
in the neighborhood of four to one.
(The London Sunday Observer placed the number of Russian "advisers" in Egypt at
6,000, the highest estimate ever published in the local press. The Daily Telegraph reported that
the Soviets have sent 1,500 "instructors" to install and man the SAM-3 ground-to-air missiles
just delivered to Egypt. According to the Telegraph, Israeli reconnaissance has pinpointed
SAM-3 missile sites outside of Cairo and Alexandria and in the Nile delta. The Observer's corre-
spondent, Robert Stephens, reported from Cairo that the number of Soviet personnel rose from
3,500 to 6,000. He said Russian moves were by no means simply military but reflected the Soviet's
heavy economic and political investment in Cairo.)
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on Israel Called
Detroit Jewry this week emerged as a community so deeply
concerned over the security of Israel and the need to strengthen
the local agencies' role in assuring continuation of traditional
support for major Jewish causes, that new, record-breaking gifts
marked the official opening of the year's Allied Jewish Campaign
. and Israel Emergency Fund.
At the opening campaign dinner on Wednesday evening, at
the Jewish Center, William Avrunin, executive vice president of
the Jewish Welfare Federation, announced that the drive mill
start with gifts totaling $9.041,000—a sum never before equaled
in local Jewish philanthropic efforts.
Summarizing campaign experiences, Avrunin made a sig-
nificant comparison. He pointed out that in 1969 a total of $10.-
350,000 was raised from 24,500 contributors and at the opening
campaign meeting a year ago initial gifts of $7,900,040 were re-
ported from 12,400 contributors. At this opening meeting of the
1970 campaign he was in pos<iyon to report a total of $9,041,000
from 14,347 contributors.
"The beginning is a result of hard work and much more is
yet to be done to achieve an aimed-for goal of $12,000,000,"
Maxwell Jospey, campaign chairman, who presided; Alan
E. 'Schwartz, president of the Federation, and their associates
in the campaign organization joined in emphasizing the necessity
for, a concerted effort to reach the many thousands of unsolicited
potential givers to attain the large sums urgently needed for
the overseas task in behalf of Israel and for the many local, na-
tional and overseas causes aided by the Allied Jewish Campaign.
Schwartz emphasized that at least 12,000 more prospects
must be reached in the drive, and he declared that "We must
bring to them the campaign message with the same vigor and
sense of urgency which characterized the solicitation to date."
In his call for action in this drive Schwartz stated:
"In 1970, the necessity for maintaining a strong Jewish com-
munity at home in Detroit is more important than ever. The
basic services which our community provides must be continued
and strengthened. Counseling for families in trouble, vocational
Detailed in Special
Section, Pages 23 to 26
services and continuing attention
to the health, welfare and security
programs of our community are
even more important than they
have ever been. The programs
of Jewish association, informal
recreation and education. and
formal Jewish learning all com-
mand our attention. We are con-
fronted with increasing needs and
opportunities for service to the
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Secretary of State Rogers' statement indicating "an interim" delay in providing additional planes to Israel was rated a
"disappointment" by major American Jewish organizations. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organiza-
tions wired Rogers to state that Israel urgently needs the planes now and that an "interim decision will not serve American
interests in the Middle East." American Jewish Committee President Philip E. Hoffman also "regretted" the decision but was
encouraged by much that the Rogers statement contained. Max M. Fisher, a close friend of President Nixon, told The Jewish
News he retains confidence in the Nixon administration that it will not ignore Israel's needs. He was especially encouraged by
announcement of the economic aid that will be provided to Israel by the United States.