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June 26, 1970 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-06-26

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Pogrom Atmosphere at Anti-Semitic Rally in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (JTA)—A call for the mass killing of Negroes and Jews was
sounded at the recent convention of the National States Rights Party at Newport, Ky.,
and was greeted by cheers from the audience of 200, some of whom "leaped to their
feet applauding enthusiastically," Louisville Times staff writer Jim Renneisen reported
The speaker was Newman Britton, of Decatur, Ark., and the session he addressed
was private with newsmen and television cameras excluded. Renneisen's report was
based on tape recordings and accounts of delegates. Earlier speakers called for the
repatriation of blacks to Africa and sending their "Jewish friends" with them, but

Britton urged a blood bath. "The blood will flow from every Jew in Anglo-Saxondom,"
he shouted. "It seemed to be what most of his audience wanted to hear," Renneisen
said. The National States Rights Party is the party of the Ku Klux Klan. In addition to
Britton, it was addressed in public session by J. B. Stoner, national chairman and the
party's candidate for governor of Georgia. "Stoner's public speech was replete with
racial slurs against Negroes and Jews but it did not approach the virulence of the
speeches delivered by Britton and officers of the organization," Renneisen said. Britton
blamed the country's ills on the white man's "error" in misconstruing the •command-
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Israel's Role
in Solving

Life Is Normal
in Holy Land

Michigan Weekly

Page 4

Review of Jewish News

French Jewry's
New Crisis:
Jewish Settlers'
Tragic Road
to Israel

Page 2

Michigan's Only English-Jewish Newspaper — Incorporating The Detroit Jewish Chronicle

VOL. LVI I, No. 15


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'We Disapprove of Suicide,' Say Israelis

Israel Expected to Reject
U. S. Plan as Spelling Doom

19 Jewish Laborites,
6 Conservatives Win
in British Elections

LONDON (JTA)—Greville Janncr, son of Lord
Barnett Janner, was declared the victor Friday in
the fight for the Leicester, Northwest, seat, which
his father had held for Labor over many years. The
then Sir Barnett Janner, 78, announced on the dis-
solution of Parliament last month that he was step-
ping down. He was subsequently named a lifetime
The junior Mr. Janner was one of 19 Jewish
Labor candidates elected to the new House of Com-
many years.
mons in the greatest political upset in
Six Jews were returned to Parliament as Con-
servatives. Among them was Michael M. Fidler,
president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews,
who will take a seat in Parliament for the first
time. Sir Henry D'Avigdor Goldsmid, president of
the Jewish Colonization Association, was reelected
as was Sir Keith Joseph, who served in former Con-
servative governments.
Also elected by the Conservatives were Maj.
Gen. J. D'Avigdor Goldsmid, Geoffrey Finsburg, and
Harold Soref who is originally from South Africa.
Sir Keith, who was appointed Secretary of Social
Services in the new government, formerly served as
honorary treasurer of the Friends of the Hebrew
Among the new faces to be seen on the Labor
side of the aisle in the new House will be that of
Gerald Kaufman, a well-known journalist who served
as press advisor to Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Other Laborites elected were: Harold Lever, a
former member of the Cabinet; Sir Meyer Galpern•
former Lord Mayor of Glasgow; Ian Mikardo, a La-
bor Party strategist; Edmund Dell, a former junior
minister; George Strauss, a former member of the
Cabinet; Maurice Edelman, the novelist; Maurice
Continued on Page 6

Special to The Jewish News . •

Pressure from the State Department, apparently with the approval of President Nixon, upon Israel
for immediate withdrawal from 'the territories acquired in the 1967 war is viewed in pro-Israeli ranks
as spelling grave dangers to the Jewish state. While approaches to possible peace settlements appear
more flexible, the U.S. plan seems doomed at the outset.
There is grave concern in Israel over the rejection of the bid for 150 aircraft to assure the
state's security, and the alternatives are viewed as inviting suicide for Israel.
Secretary of State William P. Rogers' proposal concedes Israel's right to hold on to the Golan
Heights, but delays action on Jerusalem. Israel's position is that Jerusalem's status is not debatable,
that the city will not again be divided, that it must remain a unified community under Israel's admin-
istration as an historic and spiritual right.
Even more basic to the discussion is the proposal for a three-month cease fire and for withdrawal
from the Suez Canal zone for a distance of 121/2. miles. This is viewed by Israel as inviting certain doom
since it would give Egypt time to rebuild its forces and could lead to opening up the waterways and
freeing the canal passages for Russia.

Feeling in Israel, echoed in some quarters of the world's capitals, is that the new proposals by
the U.S. could be calamitous for Israel and serve as an invitation to Arab guerrillas for increased
terrorism. It would give Arab states time to rebuild their military potentials.
There is also the recognition that the obstacle to Russia in Israel's shutting off of the Suez
passage would be removed, that a way would be offered thereby to the USSR for added power in the
Mediterranean and that such freedom for the Soviet Union would be disastrous for the United States.
Secretary of State Rogers' statement avoided pledging the sale of planes to Israel and its
main thesis was referral of the entire issue again to the United Nations, with Ambassador Gunnar Jarring
a chief negotiator for peace.
Rogers stated that details of diplomatic discussions could not be revealed at this time, but that

talks are continuing, with Russia and the U.S. deeply involved in plans for an end to the fighting.
There is a proposal for a 90-day truce and for indirect talks between Israel and the Arabs on the
basis of the Nov. 22, 1967, UN resolution.

Ambassador Itzhak Rubin has been called to Israel for discussions with the cabinet on the latest
development. UAR President Nasser expects to go to Moscow to confer with the Russians on the proposed
peace plans.
Israel but

Reports from Arab capitals stress military mobilization for a new full scale war with

at the same time a willingness to "listen" to the American proposals. Lebanese sources have described
to be

the plan as a "little better" than previous proposals. But Palestinian guerrilla leaders are said
deeply concerned that any moves toward a political settlement of the Mid East conflict would undermine
their position and frustrate their aspirations.

Reports now indicate that, by tacit agreement, the Soviet Union has put a brake on the escalation
of its military involvement in Egypt. Soviet piloted jets have refrained from, interfering with Israel's
almost daily bombardment of Egyptian positions in the Suez Canal Zone. Soviet SAM-3anti-aircraft
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Denmark's Role in Tackling Mideast Crisis

Vice President and Editor of JTA

(Copyright 1970. Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Inc.)

COPENHAGEN—Denmark is four-and-a-half hours of flying time from Israel but.
to an amazing degree, Israel's problems are very much the concern of this small
Nordic land of 5,000,000 souls. This is not so difficult to understand when one is
reminded of the strong Danish-Jewish relationship, the unique role and status of
Denmark's tiny Jewish community of 6,000 and the utterly
amazing and unmatched performance of the Danish people,
led by their beloved king, in rescuing almost the entire Jew-
ish population from the Gestapo during the Nazi occupation
of the kingdom in Warld War II.
There is a small but growing commercial exchange
between the two countries, an evidence of which is the Jaffa
orange on display on every Copenhagen street fruit stand.
There is a close and friendly diplomatic relationship and
Israel's ambassador here, Miss Esther Herlitz, is one of the
most popular members of the diplomatic corps. Denmark's.
foreign minister, Pout Hartling, recently visited Israel and
reported himself tremendously impressed by the friendliness
towards his country displayed by Israelis. One of the most
impressive aspects, he told me, was that every Israeli child
seemed to know the story of how the Danish king had donned
the yellow Star of David to show solidarity with his Jewish Miss Herlitz
subjects and how the Danish people had saved their Jewish neighbors from the Nazis.
Mr. Harding also visited Cairo, and in both the Israeli and Egyptian capitals dis-
creetly explored the possibility of a role for Denmark in bringing the two sides together.
In an interview in his office in the magnificent old Christiansborg Palace to which
Continued on Page 5

Senate Committee - Authorizes President
to Protect Israel by Selling Aircraft

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Senate armed services committee, in a surprise
move June 18, adopted an amendment to the Defense Procurement Act that would
authorize aircraft and "associated equipment" for Israel immediately to 'counter
threatening Soviet action. The amendment, made by Sen. Henry M. Jackson; Demo-
crat of Washington, said: "The Congress views with grave concern the deepening in-
volvement of the Soviet Union in the Middle East and the clear and present danger to
world peace resulting from such involvement which cannot be ignored by the United
States. In order to restore and maintain the military balance in the Middle East; by
furnishing to Israel the means of providing for its own security, the President is author-
ized to transfer to Israel, by sale, credit sale or guaranty,. such aircraft, as may pro-
necessary to counteract any past, present or future increased military assistance
vided to other countries of the Middle East. Any such sale, credit sale, or guaranty
shall be made on terms and conditions not less favorable than those extended to other
countries which receive the same or similar type of aircraft and equipment."
While not extending the administration's powers, the amendment makes very
clear the position of the Congress on jets for Israel. It would have the effect of comit-
ting Congress to support of Israel with planes and related equipment by writing this
support into law. This would mean that Congress would have to pass a law repealing
this law before it could take an official position against Israel. The bill has the further
effect of allowing the President leeway to give planes and equipment to Israel rather
than selling it. There are other countries, such as Turkey and Vietnam which receive
direct military aid with no repayment provisions. This bill would allow the President
to extend the same aid to Israel. Last Friday the Senate turned down two amendments
that would have impeded arms sales to Israel. One of them, calling for an end to the
$600,000,000 in the Foreign Military Sales Act for credit sales of U.S. arms abroad,
was defeated 56-6. The Senate also voted 50-1 not to remove language from the bill urg-

ing the President to make credits available to Israel if he decides it needs arms help.

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