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June 26, 1970 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-06-26

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Israel Rejects
`Doom' Proposal

Two Jewish Groups Condemn Arrest of Leningrad Jews, Raid of Homes

LONDON (.TTA)—Eight Lenin- sources" quoted by the Times cor-
grad Jews were among 21 persons respondent, the Leningrad arrests
who have been arrested and -50 and the searches were authorized
homes of Jews in several Soviet by Article 64-A of the Russian
cities have been raided and search- Federation Criminal Code or its
ed according to reports from Mos- Ukrainian and Latvian equivalents.
Article 64-A deals with treason and
cow reaching here.
lists among treasonous crimes,
The reports said the arrests and
"flight abroad." Punishment under
searches may or may not have the article ranges from 10 years'
been in connection with the attempt
confinement to death, Gwertzman
to hijack a Soviet plane at Lenin-
grad Airport on June 15 by a group reported.)
said to include some Jews who Charge Arrests of Jews, Raids,
wanted to go to Israel. The hijack- Pretext for Repressing
ing attempt came to light June 21 Emigration Demands
NEW YORK (JTA)—Two Amer-
when correspondents found a brief
account on the back page of the ican organizations working on be-
of Soviet Jewry condemned
newspaper Leningradskaya Prav-
da in the Moscow public library. the arrest of eight Jews in connec-
with an "alleged" Leningrad
The newspaper is not sold in Mos-
cow and does not accept subscrip- plane hijacking as a "pretext" for
emigration demands.
tions from foreigners.
Rabbi Herschel Schacter, chair-
According to the account "a
man of the American Jewish Con-
group of criminals trying to seize
ference on Soviet Jewry, said the
a scheduled airplane, was appre-
incident has been used "as a pre-
hended." They were not identified. text for terrorizing and harassing
(New York Times correspondent
Soviet Jews who are known to have
Bernard Gwertzman in a cabled
petitioned the United Nations as
report from Moscow quoting Soviet
well as Soviet authorities to leave
"dissident sources" said one of for Israel." One of the eight ar-
the alleged hijackers was Mrs. rested, he said, "has had the
Silva Kuznetsov, Jewish, and her
husband, Edward, described as
A Psalm of Life
"half Jewish." Gw er t zm an's
Life is real! Life is earnest!
sources said Mrs. Kuznetsov was
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
active in Riga in trying to get per-
Was not spoken of the soul.
mission for Jews to leave for Is-
Lives of great men all remind us
rael. According to the Times dis-
We eon make our lives sublime,
patch, seven of the Jews arrested
And, departing leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
in Leningrad in their homes or at
work were identified by their last
Let us, then ,be up and doing.
With a heart for ant, fate;
n a m es — Kaminsky, Korenblit,
Still achieving, still pursuing.
Chernoglas, But man, Drezner,
Learn to labor and to wait.
Yagman and Mogilyever. The raids
—From the poem by
and searches of Jewish homes
—From the poem by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
were said to have taken place
in Lenigrad, Riga, Moscow and
Love is the wisdom of the fool
According to the "dissident and the folly of the wise.

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sites have been deployed exten-
sively deep inside Egypt but
there is no evidence that they
have been deployed extensively
deep inside Egypt but there is no
evidence that they have been ex-
tended to the canal zone. The
Israelis for their part have con-
fined their air attacks to the
canal zone and a narrow corri-
dor just west of it. The United
States has so far withheld the
sale of more Phantom and Sky-
hawk jets requested by Israel.
According to sources in Israel,
the Nixon administration has been
exerting pressure on Israel to take
certain steps that would break the
present Mid East deadlock.
In effect, Israel is being asked
to commit itself to a substantive
step in return for Arab commit-
ments for which there can be no
absolute guarantee, although the
U.S. stands committed to support
Israel's continued existence.
London Guardian Jerusalem
correspondent Walter Schwartz
reported Wednesday that the Is
raelis knew most of the contents
of the new American "package
deal" and don't like it. Total si-
lence has been imposed on of-
ficials in Jerusalem "but it
seems clear that diplomatic
hatches are being battered down
for the third crisis in relations
with Washington in six months,"
Schwartz reported. He said Is-
raelis expect the crisis to be as
severe as that which followed
Secretary of State Rogert's an-
nouncement of his Mideast pro-
gram last December. But the
mood is not desperate. "In the
long run it is felt that Israel will
be able to appeal to the Amer-
ican public over the hears of
Nixon and Rogers," The Guar-
dian correspondent said.
Washington Post correspondent
Jesse W. Lewis. Jr., reported from
Beirut Wednesday that Palestinian
guerrilla groups fear they are be-
ing ignored by the new peace
moves and are operating to oppose
them. The fragmented guerrilla
movement has coalesced somewhat
since the fighting in Jordan two
weeks ago between King Hussein's
troops and the Palestinians. From
their point of view, the new peace
moves are aimed at dividing them.
They fear a "sell out" at the re-
cent meeting of Arab leaders in
Tripoli, libya, citing statements
which seemed to distinguish be
tween "genuine" and "extreme"
guerrillas. The latter designation
has been applied to the Popular
Front for the Liberation of Pale-
stine headed by Marxist Dr.
George Habbash. Lewis quoted a
spokesman for the front as saying
if Nasser makes peace with Israel
he will be gambling with his own
existence, his regime, his person,
his place in history."
(Christian Science Monitor cor-
respondent John K. Cooley report-
ed from Beirut Wednesday that
the Tripoli meeting was concerned
with strengthening the Arabs' east-
ern front against Israel and its co-
ordination with Egypt's strategy on
the Suez Canal link. But the new
American peace proposals which *
have at least some support from
the other big powers were very
much in the air, Cooley said
"Their attractiveness to Arab cap-
itals would be enhanced if they
did not include announcement of
any new U.S. warplane deliveries
to Israel and if the Soviet Union
and France, sympathetic to the
Arab Position, were associated
with the new initiative," Cooley 4(
According to Washington re-
ports, Secretary Rogers' expected
announcement on the jet sales to
Israel will be couched in terms
least likely to touch off anti-Amer-
ican demonstrations in the Arab

audacity and courage to petition
Soviet uthorities on 32 separate oc-
casions to leave for Israel." The
"only known 'crime' " of the eight
"seems to have been their desire
to fulfill themselves as Jews, and
not being able to do so in the
Soviet Union."
The Conference on the Status of
Soviet Jews called the arrests part
of a "nationwide campaign of ter-
rorization" against emigration, an
"ominous decision" made of "a
very high governmental and secur
ity police level." The Conference
declared: 'We protest and con-
demn this Soviet outrage." Protest

Friday, June 26, 1970-19

demonstrations in front of Soviet
embassies in New York, Philadel-
phia and several other cities are
being planned.


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