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May 29, 1970 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-05-29

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Lebanon Govt. Split Over Request for Arab Troops

trill into Lebanon on preventive
LONDON (JTA)—The Nationa of the southern border region
Assembly of Lebanon was soli t against Israel. The leader of the , missions against guerrilla bases
Tuesday as Beirut was paralyzed
Wednesday over a governmen t strike, Imam Musa al-Sabr, chair
by the general strike demand-
proposal to ask other Arab coon - man of the Shiah Moslems Com
ing a stronger military measure
tries for troops to help defend munity Council, warned of further
Lebanon against Israel.
against the Israeli raids.
demonstrations and "occupation'
Premier Rashid Karami told the of public buildings unless the gov
An Israeli military spokesman
parliament Tuesday that he was ernmerit ended what he called its said that forces that crossed the
border Tuesday were carrying out
considering asking Morocco and 'neglect of southern Lebanon.
Tunis for such help. He said the
Passions were aroused in Leb- "observation missions" from hill-
cabinet would have to decide on
the , frontier and
anon by Israel's declared inten- tops overlooking
"interfering" with the move-
the move.
tion to police both sides of the were
ments of Arab guerrillas.
Some deputies appeared con-
Israel Lebanese border because
cerned that an invitation to for-
(Beirut claimed Tuesday that a
the Beirut regime has failed to
eign troops would compromise Leb-
curb
terrorist incursions into Is- Lebanese lieutenant was killed in
anon's sovereignty. ()Ibex., wanted
a clash with an Israeli patrol 800
rael .
the government to invite some
yards inside the Lebanese border
Maj. Gen. Mordechai Gur, chief Monday night. Israel reported a
6,000 Iraqi troops now stationed
in Syria rather than men from of Israel's northern command, said small clash involving one of its
the relatively moderate and dis- Tuesday that the Israeli army patrols but mentioned no casual-
tant North African countries. It would do the job the Lebanese ties. Israel sent infantry columns
was pointed out that it could take army would not or could not do. He and small armored units into Le-
months to bring Moroccan or Tu- said he hoped that under Israeli banon Monday and reported skir-
nisian forces to Lebanon, whereas protection. Lebanese villagers who mishes that lasted as long as five
the Iraqis could get there in hours. have fled the border region would hours. But there was no large-
Karami's proposal, though harsh return. Lebanon characterized Gen. scale invasion as reported by
medicine for some Lebanese, was Gur's statements as "arrogant."
Beirut.)
prompted by Tuesday's general
Some Lebanese deputies claimed
An estimated 3,000 strikers
strike that paralyzed the country that Israel wanted Lebanon to call marched through the Lebanese
The strikers demanded protection in foreign Arab troops because it capital Tuesday shouting criticism
would give Jerusalem the pretext at the government for failing to
to occupy parts of Lebanon on the protect the border villages against
grounds that Israel faced a new Israeli attacks. Strikers marched
Arab menace. (Israel Foreign Min- in Sidon, the largest city in south-
ister Abba Eban stated on the tele- ern Lebanon. Schools and shops
vision show "Issues and Answers" were shutdown all over the coun-
this week that it is Israel's policy try, and Beirut Airport was closed
to keep the border with Lebanon
CINCINNATI—Dr. Nelson Glueck, undisturbed.)) -One depjuty argued for three hours by the strike which
was said to be supported by both
world - renowned biblical archeolo-
that premier Karami's plan was
gist and president of Hebrew Union useless because Israel is capable left-wing, and right-wing factions.
(The Pakistani mission to the
College-Jewish Institute of Religion, of defeating any Arab army. Mod-
will celebrate his 70th birthday erate Lebanese seemed to think United Nations released a state-
ment Tuesday condemning Israel's
that their country's present crisis 1 "inhuman shelling" of Lebanese
To pay tribute
was precipitated more by the free- border villages Sunday. The state-
to Dr. Glueck, 24
. wheeling Palestinian guerrillas ment, originally made by a foreign
American, Israeli
operating on its soil than by Israel. office spokesman in Rewalpindi
British and
Interior Minister Kamal Jum- Monday, described the alleged
French archeolo-
blatt criticized the guerrillas Tues- shelling as "an act of barbarism."
gists cooperated
day
and referred to last Friday's It made no mention of Friday's
to produce "Near
terrorist ambush of a schoolbus terrorist bus ambush.
Eastern Archeo-
that
killed eight Israeli children
logy in the Twen-
The Pakistani statement said
and four adults. "Lebanese public
tieth Century,
"Israel has repeatedly been con-
cninion
decries unorganized actions
Essays in Honor
demned by the world community.
by some commando organizations
of Nelson Glu-
"Presumption that an increase
such as the latest attack on an
e c k," published
in barbarity and frequency of
Israeli bus," Jumblatt said.
by Doubleday Dr. Glueck
these military attacks will blunt
His statement was the first hint
and Co. The volume surveys the
the determination of the Arab
people is a dangerous miscalcu-
growth of Near Eastern archeo- of criticism of the ambush from
lation," he said. The Pakistani
logy in this century and shows an official Lebanese source. Arab
spokesman expressed confidence
Glueck's influence upon its pro- circles generally appear to have
that "All peace-loving people
gress; it probes the most impor- been shaken by world reaction to
will support Lebanon in Its just
tant developments in Bronze and the slaying of children on their
and righteous stand.")
Iron Age research and investigates way to school.
An estimated 30,000 Lebanese
art and archeology of the Persian
The Jordanian minister of in-
formation, S a l a h Abu - Zaid, villagers are reported to have fled
period and beyond.
claimed Tuesday that the bus the border regions during the past
Another volume in honor of Dr.

Glueck Honored
by Scholars on
His 70th Birthday

Glueck was prepared by the
faculty of Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion.
Twenty professors from the four
schools of the College-Institute
contributed scholarly articles to
the 40th volume of the Hebrew
Union College Annual and dedi-
cated it to Glueck in behalf of
the entire faculty,

was not carrying children but
technicians on their way to
build a military road. The Pop-
ular Front for the Liberation of

Palestine, which took credit for
the bus ambush, made the same

claim and challenged Israel to
produce protographs of slain or
injured children. But the popular

front said earlier that the school

bus was attacked deliberately in
The annual will be presented to
revenge against an Israeli air
Dr. Glueck at a board of governors
raid last month that allegedly
dinner Wednesday, at the Losanti-
hit
an Egyptian elementary
vine Country Club in Cincinnati;
school killing more than 30
the archeological volume at a
pupils.
luncheon June 7 following gradua-
(The Washington Post said in
tion exercises at the New York
an editorial Wednesday that Is-
school.
rael's decision to police both sides
the Lebanese border was "mili-
Quasi-Novel of H. Bech of
tarily questionable and politically
to Be Published by Knopf ill-advised."
Readers of John Updike's short,
The Post said that such action
stories are aware of Henry Bech, only weakened the Beirut govern-
the "moderately well known" Jew- ment's ability to control the guer-
ish writer.
rillas on its soil. According to the
Now, seven Bech stories, with a Post, "Israel ought to conduct its
bibliographical appendix and a defenses in a manner that takes
foreword by Bech himself, have ' account of international realities
been collected: they begin with as well as domestic •political and
Bech's encounter with a Bulgarian psychological imperatives. Essen-
poetess (a story which won the tially, this means defending chiefly
first prize in the 0. Henry collec- • on its own territory, as it does
tion for 1966). carry the hero already on its border with Jordan.
thraugh several varieties of impo- It also means not offering blood-
tence and end with his entrance thirsty terrorists such appealing
into Heaven.
targets as an undefended school
This amusing quasi-novel, docu- bus on a road only 100 yards from
menting the plight of the artist in the Lebanese line."
America, will he pu blished by
The Post suggested further that
Knopf on June 13. The jacket illos- ' 'Israel might relax its total mis-
[rations are by Arnold Roth. Five t rust of the United Nations to the
of the stories first appeared in The extent of allowing the secretary
New Yorker.
general to strengthen the observer
presence on both sides of the
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS border. - )

36—Friday, May 29, 1970

ment by a military tribunal in Lyd-

■ da Tuesday. He was convicted of

entering Israel with the intention
of recruiting sabotucrs for the
Popular Front for the Liberation
of Palestine.
The dependent told the court he
had received training in Lebanon
and Jordan and that his command-
ers were in close contact with
Lebanese army officers who issued
2ermits for saboteurs to enter
southern Lebanon in order to infil-
trate into Israel.
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan
warned the Lebanese government
that if it does not consider itself
obligated to restrain terrorists on
its territory, "We will do the job."
"The government of Israel con-
siders it its duty to ensure the

safety of its inhabitants," Gen.

Egyptian military targets in the
Suez Canal zone intermittently for
2'2 hours Sunday afternoon and
returned safely to their bases.
The heavy death toll in the
canal zone following Friday's bus
ambush slaying made this one of
the blackest weekends in Israel's
history. Four other Israeli soldiers
were wounded.
A military spokesman identified
. the dead as Major Dan Shani, 34,
of Moshav Asheret; Lieutenants
Pinhas Teitelbaum, 24, of Giva-
tayim and David Eisen, 21, of Hai-
fa; Corp. Shmuel Itzkowitz, 21, of
Haifa; Col. David Sasson, of Ofa-
kim; Corp. Shlomo Ossen, of Mo-
shav Gilat and Lance Corp. Yehu-
da Shitrit, 19, of Yeruham village.
Mai. Shani was cited for brav-
ery during the Six-Day War and

Dayan said. He went from home to was inscribed in the Book of He-
home of the bereaved families in roes issued by the Society of Ber-
Avivim and met with representa- gen-Belsen Survivors. Cpl. Ossen

tives of neighboring settlements.
He promised that the Israel Army
would do all in its power to protect
travel, work and living in the
border region. But he told the
settlers to "take a deep breath"
because not all problems could be

solved overnight. He told one
mother, "You shall bring your
children up and we shall do every-
thing possible to protect their

lives."
The nature of the new de -ense
measures was not disclosed. Some

Israel's strategy
sources said
would be to force the terrorists to
move their bases much further than
they are now behind the Lebanese
border. This would increase the
distance they would have to tra-
verse in order to attack Israeli
border settlements or set up am-
bushes. In this connection one ob-
server recalled an Israeli threat
to create a six-mile wide no-man's-
land inside the Lebanese border
for its entire length. Such a plan
would necessarily entail Israeli oc-
cupation of the area.

Seven Israeli Soldiers Killed
by Egyptian Artillery Shell
Fired on Military Mess Hall

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Seven Is-
raeli soldiers, including a major
and two lieutenants, were killed
last Saturday when an Egyptian
artillery shell scored a direct hit
on a military mess hall on the east
bank of the Suez Canal.

A military spokesman said that
apart from the direct hit , Egyp-
week. But some have apparently tian shelling was relatively light
remained. Israeli soldiers inside Friday night and Saturday morn-
Lebanon reportedly encountered ing. Israel Air Force jets launched
several farmers working their three attacks on Egyptian positions
fields. The farmers were left un- in the canal zone Saturday and re-
molested. A Lebanese woman from turned safely to their bases.
Yaron reportedly told an Israeli
A military spokesman said the
soldier that the villagers did not first attack at noon lasted 45 min-
want terrorists in their midst but utes followed by a 100-minute as-
were helpless against them.
sault beginning at 5 p.m. local
An Arab saboteur from Lebanon. time and a two-hour attack at mid-
41-year-old Hasan Sayaero, was night.
sentenced to 18 years imprison.
Israel Air Force jets attacked

was the son of a former deputy
minister o' agriculture. Arab guer-
rillas fired a Katvusha rocket bar-
rage at Nahal Meshura north of
the Dead Sea Saturday night but
caused no casualties or damage,
a military spokesman said.
Israel air force jets attacked
Egyotian targets in the Suez Canal
zone for 35 minutes beginning at
noon Tuesday and returned safely
to their bases. An Israeli soldier
was killed Monday and another
was wounded Monday night in ex-
changes of fire with Egyptian
forces across the canal. The name
of the dead soldier was withheld
pending notification of next of kin.
An Israeli soldier was killed
Monday and another wounded
when a mine exploded near Ajar
village in the Golan Heights. The
dead man was identified as Cpl.
Daniel Liberty, 20, of Ramat Gan.
A military snokesman said Tues-
day that the silencing of Egyptian
artillery along the Suez Canal was
one of the main assignments of the
Israel air force. He said daily sor-
ties were necessary because the
Egyptians were continuously shift-
ing their gun positions. A spokes-
man said that Israeli planes have
carried out 14 attacks in the past
few days.
Two of the raids were not on
the canal zone but against Safaga,
an Egyptian naval base 350 kilo-
meters south of the canal. The
raid took place last Saturday but
were not announced at the time.
There are still no details available.
A military spokesman said only
that the objectives were limited
and that the attacks were not
against naval targets.
In contrast to their artillery
barrages, Egyptian air and ground
raids on Israeli positions in the
Sinai Peninsula have been ineffec-
tive, the spokesman said. Six Egyp-
tian planes have been shot down
over Sinai in recent attacks and
heavy casualties were inflicted on
Egyptian commandos.

T he map spots military targets along the Suez Canal in Egypt raided by Israeli warplanes in
Israel continued to send pa- I retaliation for a barrage by the Egyptians which killed seven Israelis.

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