Japan Firm's Reputation Assailed, Anti-Israel Boycott Again Exposed
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, July 31, 1970-19
Katayama, president of Nissan spring to talk to represntatives of
Motor Corp. in U.S.A., came in Japan Air Lines, Nissan and
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answer to the Jewish group's Toyota, said "nothing has changed
charge at a press conference July since then or since the presidents'
14 that Nissan, the Toyota Motor conference made the facts known
Corporation and Japan Air Lines on July 14. The three are active
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all refuse to do business with Is- participants in the Arab economic
rael because of Arab boycott boycott of Israel."
Katayama, in a July 18 Asso-
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ciated Press story, was quoted as
on a new piano at Grinnell's
saying that his firm does not
either intentionally or accidentally
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support a boycott of trade with
tional 25,000 units in a subsequent Israel.
By HAIM SCHACHTER
"If Nissan does not actually en-
Figures relating to aliya and ab- shorter period. This would mean
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sorption in Israel are contained in 170,000 more Jews in Greater gage in trade with Israel." Kata-
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a special article by Haim Schachter Jerusalem in the coming eight or yama went on to say, "it is be-
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nine years. The Ministry of Hous- cause Israel will not trade with an
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released from Jerusalem by the
World Zionist Organization. He out- ing has already begun drawing up organizatidi which tried to be neu-
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Forster said that the Katayama
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statement "is In direct contradic-
Diaspora Jewry generally is now
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to past correspondence with
concentrated in four principal cen-
ters: the United States with about
He cited the contents of a letter
6,000,000 Jews; the Soviet Union
from M. Zaitsu, manager of Nis-
with 3,000,000; Latin America with
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these centers that aliya now comes immigrant town of Bet Shean,
Zaitsu, in answer to Arditi's re-
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in the past had numbered over a
"We are now exporting around
million strong had for the greater Ghosh, and from the poorer areas 20,000 units a year to the Arabic
part found their way to Israel and of Jerusalem are to live free from countries, and have already pene
no more than about a 150,000 now tension in a summer camp organ- trated the market. According to
remain in these parts of the world. ized by Hadassah on the shores of the boycott resolution by the Israel
Jewry in Eastern Europe, with the the Mediterranean.
Boycott Committee, the transaction
Children from Jerusalem laugh- with your country will surely
exception of the Soviet Union, had
for the greater part immigrated to ed and cheered as they received create the total ban of our export
Israel. Of those remaining behind, the orange "kova tembel" hat that to the Arabic countries . . . we
many are seeking refuge in as- has become traditional at these would unfortunately decline your
similation which is still continuing Hadassah camps. The Hadassah proposal . . . Please understand
camps were expanded immediately our awkward situation . . ."
In 19'70, 45,000 olim are expect- after the Six-Day War at the re-
Forster said that "by its own
ed to arrive in the year 1970. Of quest of Golda Meir, who asked admission, Nissan is guilty of giv-
the 100,000 Jews who have come Hadassah to provide a holiday for ing in to the Arab boycott as are
to the country since the Six-Day- Jerusalem children who had been Toyota and Japan Air Lines."
War, 33,000 came from Europe; under fire. This is the fourth sea-
18,500 from North America; 7,500 son of this program.
to comment on the charge of boy-
This year's enrollment has been
from Latin America; 39,500 from
cott and refuses to explain, Forster
Asian and African countries, and considerably expanded to provide said, the use of Toyota jeeps by
some 1,500 from other parts of the for the Bet Shean children who Al Fatah, Arab guerrillas operat-
world. For the greater part it has have been living for three years in ing on Israel's cease-fire lines. The
been a young aliya. About 39,000 shelters — sleeping underground Anti-Defamation League, Forster
of the recent arrivals were under every night.
added, has photos of Fatah Toyota
the age of 19, while about 25,000
A visitor to Israel reported how jeeps captured by the Israel de-
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were between the ages of 20 and some of these children, who have fense forces.
29. An additional 20,000 were in slept in bomb shelters for as long
On July 20, following the Jewish
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the 30-39 age bracket. Only about as they remember, panic at the organization's charge, a meeting
5,000 olim were over the age of 65; prospect of sleeping above ground of Israeli and Japanese authorities
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39.1 percent of the immigrants and must be gently reassured by was held in Tokyo to discuss a
were members of the liberal pro- the counselors and psychologists.
mutual landing agreement be-
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Of the 45,000 Jews due to ar-
Forster said that although it had
rive during 1970, 17,500 are ex-
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been hoped that Japan Air Lines'
pected to arrive from Europe;
position would change, those at the
ances permitted for replacement transportation.
8,000 from North America; 4,000
meeting said it was clear that
from Latin America; 13,500 from
Plans for dealing with Israel's
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Asian and African countries, and
immediate and long-range econ- ing negotiations with Israel and is
about 2,000 from other countries.
omic problems will be considered unwilling to even set a date for
Coast to Coast U.S.A., Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean,
About 17,000 olim have already
at an international conference of future discussions."
British Isles, Europe, S. Africa
arrived in the first half of 1970
Forster, who went to Japan last
Jewish leaders, convened by Fi-
(as against 15,700 in the corre- nance Minister Pinhas Sapir, to be
sponding period last year). Over held in Israel from Aug. 13 through
40 percent of the arrivals this
year are people with academic
The conference delegates from
the United States, Canada and
This year, the Ministry of Ab- other parts of the world will con-
sorption was extending assistance centrate their deliberations on
to some 5,250 student immigrants ways to expand and strengthen Is-
from over 60 countries (as against rael's economy in a time of deep-
1,534 last year). At present, there ening crisis and danger.
were 7,500 foreign students in
The 11-day conference will also
Israel constituting some 205'i, of be the occasion for the observance
the entire student body in the coun- of the 20th anniversary of the
try, but less than 1 percent of the founding of the Israel Bond Organ-
number of Jewish students
ization, which since its inception
throughout the world. The absorp- has raised more than $1.5 billion
tion possibilities of the existing in- for Israel's economic development.
stitutions of higher learning in the
Prime Minister Golda Meir and
country were far from meeting both
former Prime Minister David Ben-
needs and prospects.
two of the chief architects
Some Israel firms have done a
great deal for immigration and ab- of the Israel Bond drive, will have
sorption, starting the process in the major roles in the conference
Disaspora by sending out emis- which will also hear other fore-
saries to suggest jobs to potential most leaders in Israel's public life.
immigrants and by helping them to
come over and settle down. In this
manner, the Israel Aircraft Indus-
try had taken care of hundreds of
immigrants, many of them with
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Current immigration posed great
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challenges, but what challenge
could be greater than that of a
Greater Jerusalem, by attracting
aliya and improving its absorption.
Initial studies showed that some
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25,000 housing units could be
erected in Jerusalem over the next
four or five years, and an addi-
"Fabricated double-talk" was the
response of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations to a Japan-
ese motor corporation's denial
that it is participating in the Arab
economic boycott of IsraeL
According to Arnold Forster,
chairman of the Anti-Boycott Com-
mittee of the conference and gen-
eral counsel of the Anti-Defama-
tion League of Bnai Brith, the
Nissan Motor Corp., which pro-
duces Datsun vehicles, "is afraid
of American public opinion and is
trying to wriggle out of a docu-
mented fact—that the firm has in-
deed capitulated to the Arab boy-
The denial, made by Yutaka
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