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July 03, 1970 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-07-03

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6—Fridoy, July 3, 1970

Mrs. Meir Welcomes Sincere Move for Peace Arab Sent to College by ORT

(Continued from Page 1)
peace with each and every one of
the neighboring Arab states. Hence
we follow and study closely every
manifestation of readiness for
peace by the factions directly in-
volved in this terrible dispute."
Israel, Mrs. r4eir said, "wel-
comes any sincere move which
tries to influence the countries of
the area to turn their faces toward
peace, to stop the shooting and
start talking," as Secretary Rogers
has said, but there is no sign that
any of the Arabs want to do this.
Mrs. Meir accused the Arab lead-
ers of "duplicity." She claimed that
"they put on the disguise of peace-
mongers when in front of the tele-
vision cameras but tell the truth
when they speak to their own peo-
ple and give orders to their Army
She apologized for not acquaint-
ing the Knesset with the details of
the Rogers plan at this time. She
promised that the government
would "meticulously comply with
the responsibilities and obligations
of a democracy and would submit
the matter for debate in the Knes-
set at a suitable time." Before
Mrs. Meir spoke the government
requested the Knesset to forego a
debate on her speech at this time
and asked that the various factions
limit themselves to brief state-

ser's militaristic speech in Libya
last week. Podgorny, in fact, re-
iterated the Soviet desire for a
"political settlement." (The USSR
and Egypt have maintained that
the Soviet military presence in the
Mid East is a defensive measure
against Israeli "aggression.") The
Soviet president referred indirectly
to Israel's right to exist and never
mentioned "U.S. imperialism" di-
rectly, leading observers to de-
scribe his remarks as optimistic
and flexible. Both he and Nasser

referred to the Security Council's
Nov. 22, 1967, resolution, empha-
sizing the part about Israeli with-
drawal from occupied areas.
There was no mention at the din-
ner of the new American peace
"initiative" for the Mid East, which
Nasser had condemned—especially
as regards the all important Golan
Heights—in his Libya speech. Ob-
servers concluded that the two
countries were at least discussing
the U.S. plan, possibly with some

Rabbi Parzen Analyzes Refugee Issue
Projection Into Major Problem

NEW YORK — The first Arab
student to receive a grant for post-
secondary education from Women's
Israeli ORT, is Adi Massoud, an
Arab citizen of Israel.
For 50 years, the Massouds lived
in Arara, an Arab village in the
Wadi Ara, through which men
have traveled from ancient times
on their way from the Mediter-
ranean coast to the Jezreel Valley
and the Galilee beyond. Ad's father
does not own any land. He is a
hired farm worker or—as at pre-
sent—a gardener's helper. He,
himself, with the help of neighbors,
built the small stone house that is
home to him, his wife and their
seven c hildren (four daughters and
three sons).
Adi is the only child in the
family to have finished high
school, a distinction he is now
adding to by continuing his
study. He is something of a won-
der to his family—for who would
have dreamed that a ?Massoud
would one day go to college and
become a professor, thus break-
ing free of the workman's lot
so long accepted as inevitable.
But if what Adi is doing is revo-
lutionary for a Massoud, it is no
longer so very revolutionary among

young Israeli Arabs. More and
more of them are moving ahead
as Adi is, spurred by the dynam-
ism of Israeli society and alert to
the positive aspects of being Is-
raeli citizens.
Adi is majoring in nautical sci-
ences, for which he shows consider-
able skill, at the Sde Boker Mid-



Ri ccadd ig

determine whether or not the Arab
governments understood the eco-
nomic and social import and im-
plications of the promulgated
Blandford program. The fact, how-
ever, is that, when they saw it in
operation, they began to slow their
cooperation and consequently the
program was not realized. Only
minor projects were carried
though; the major aspects of the
program, despite the fact that
& CO.
several governments agreed to co-
operate in executing some of them,
Call Evenings Until 9
were subsequently sabotaged.
"In this respect the Arab govern-
ments presumably acted on behalf
of the refugees, most of whom ob-
jected to resettlement. The indis-
putable fact is, however, that the
TEL AVIV (JTA)—Ambassador
host governments, directly and in-
lahak Rabin, who left Lydda Air-
directly — even during the initial
port for Washington Tuesday, told
operational years of UNRWA—to
newsmen before his departure that
bombard the refugees and the Arab
he was bearing no message from
population with provocative propa-
Premier Golda Meir to President
American United Life Insurance Company
ganda to the effect that Israel's
Richard Nixon but was given "in-
destruction was imminent and their
structions and directives" which
consequent repatriation in Pales:
he would bring to the attention of
tine was "around the corner."
$ $ $ $ $
American officials.
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Thus General Mohammed Naguib
The Israeli envoy to Washington
of Egypt, the ostensible head of the
was called home last week for
revolutionary government, told a
consultations on the new U.S. peace
conference of the Arab Armistice
initiative in the Middle East. He
Delegations in Cairo on April 18,
attended Sunday's cabinet meeting
1953: 'The existence of Israel is a
and participated in a meeting with
For Your Property
cancer in the body of the Arab
the Knesset foreign affairs com-
Nations which ought to be extermi-
SELL NOW, Any Condition
mittee Monday dealing with the
nated. At this time, articles were
American peace plan. He would
No Points, No Commission
written and declarations made in
not disclose any information about former Detroiter Herbert Parzen, all the Arab countries urging the
FREE RENT—Move Later
the plan and he observed, as research associate of the Herzl elimination of the Jewish state, and
Premier Meir did in her Knesset Institute in New York. Rabbi demands for a 'second round' be-
<', .7. , -,,_ AL
: f-
speech, that the U.S. government Parzen's historical analysis origi- came frequent. The Arab leaders
asked that no details be released natty appeared as an essay in who were engaged in trying to
at this time. Gen. Rabin said Mrs. Jewish Social Studies. It is entitled seize or to retain political power
Meir's address was "a clear state- "The Arab Refugees—Their Origin . encouraged the masses, and
At Least Get
E. 7 Mile Rd.
ment of what Israel's position is."
and Projection into a Problem opposition to, and hatred of Israel,
My Price $ $
W. McNichols
Only Al Hamishar thought that 1948-1952." became the easiest and cheapest
Israel should have accepted a
Rabbi Parzen traces the back- slogans of policy for all. Neces-
cease fire of limited duration "that
ground of the period during sarily, the refugees refused to be
would leave no room for anxiety
which the plan was proposed to resettled. And the refugee prob-
lest it be exploited by her ene-
and adopted by the General As lem persists today."
mies." The paper said Nasser
Rabbi Parzen shows how, "by
T i t - I I
sembly in June 1951. The author
would have rejected efficient super-
of the plan was John B. Bland- the end of 1952, the refugees
■ "
visory conditions and the onus of
ford, Jr., the then newly named became frozen into a problem that
continuing the war would be on
director of the United Nations defied a political solution." His
Relief Works Administration for study assists immensely in an un-
Because they have
Arab Refugees. derstanding of the manner in which
LONDON (JTA) — President
this problem was permitted to esca-
In his analysis of the proposal, late unnecessarily into a major
Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt con-
ferred in Moscow Tuesday with Rabbi Parzen explains:
world issue.
The Blandford plan called for
the three top Soviet leaders and
reached wha t Tass, the Soviet the expenditure of $200,000,000 by
press agency, called "complete the United Nations within a period
mutual understanding in all fields." of three years—July 1, 1951, to to Total $1,500,000 a Year
14240 W. 7 Mile Road at the Lodge X-Way
NEW YORK — The Mandated
Nasser met in the Kremlin with June 30, 1954—for constructive pro-
DI 1-3800
Communist Party chief Leonid I. grams to enable the refugees to Services Law passed by the New
Brezhnev, Premier Aleksei N. become self-supporting, $50,000,000 York State Legislature to provide
Kosygin and President Nikolai V. was also appropriated to continue state grants to nonpublic schools
relief work with the expectation for reimbursement of certain ex-
At a dinner in the Arab leader's that the governments concerned penses, becomes effective July 1,
honor, Podgorny asserted that the would assume the administration and the yeshivot through the state
USSR will "continue to help the of relief 'not later than July 1, 1952, will be entitled to over $1,500,000
Arnold M. Axelrod and Thomas J. McLaughlin
Arab countries in their struggle and it would come to an end by in annual aid, according to a state-
to eliminate the consequences of June 30, 1954.' Tacitly, the program ment by Rabbi Moshe Sherer,
are pleased to announce the formation of:
Israeli aggression, for attaining a proposed the resettlement of the executive president of Agudath Is-
just and lasting peace." He pledged refugees in the Arab countries, rael of America.
Somerset Equities Corporation
During the week of July 13,
to "continue to develop the broad aided by economic planning and
the state education department
and mutually advantageous coope- development.
ration between the Soviet Union
for the purpose of engaging in general brokerage
ings in different parts of the state
and the United Arab Republic in warmly during the General As-
to familiarize nonpublic school
the political, economic, cultural and sembly debates on it, the Arab
activities. Specializing in underwriting and
officials with the guide lines and
delegations demanded and obtained
other spheres.
venture capital situations.
Nasser scored Israel as "a amendments which reserved the forms that apply to obtaining
grants under this law.
weapon that is in the service of rights of the refugees to repatria-
Agudath Israel of America has
imperialism," buoyed by "the war tion and compensation. Thus the
1721 Crooks Road
arsenal of the United States." He General Assembly in effect re- established a special department
called for a Middle East peace tained the original repatriation headed by the chairman of its leg-
Troy, Michigan 48084
1-313 647-6300
based on "justice," rather than on policy both in the Blandford plan
"forcible occupation of territory" and in the extension of the life of chem Shayowich, to assist yeshiva
and "gross trampling on the rights the Conciliation Com mission, officials with any technical help
of people." though it was hopeful, unofficially, they may need to comply with the
But both leaders stopped short that the economic impact of the regulations. The schools will re-
of proposing a stepup in the battle plan would largely resolve the ref- ceive the grants in two install-
against Israel, in contrast to Nas- ugee problem. It is difficult to ments on March 15 and May 15.

In 1952 a plan was adopted by the
General Assembly of the United
Nations "devised to remove the
(Arab) refugees from their camps
and settle them in Arab countries
at the expense and under the super-
vision of the UN with the coopera-
t on of the host governments."
This plan was soon scuttled by the
failure of the Arab states to imple-
ment it.
The proposal is outlined in a
pamphlet describing the history
of the Arab refugee problem by





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