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July 31, 1970 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-07-31

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Cabinet Kollek: Soviets Not in Middle East for Egypt Alone;
Natan Peled's Role in Israel
...
By MOSHE RON
ment of Hashomer Hatzair, and in Jerusalem Arabs and Jews Prove They Can Live in Peace

Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent
TEL AVIV—For many months
the Mapam leaders, Meir Yaari
and Jacob Hazan, tried to con-
vince the members of their party
that it was important to join the
coalition governmnt and take the
two vacant portfolios (Health and
Absorption of Immigrants). When
the new government of Golda Meir
was established after the Knesset

as political secretary of
1955
NEW YORK (JTA) — Mayor "Arabs come to my house, I come peace in the Mid East, Mr. Kollek
Mapam.
Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem said in to Arab houses. We meet, we dis- replied: "Well, I'm getting my sal-
In 1958 he entered the foreign
agree, we have different opinions. ary as the mayor of Jerusalem, not
service and was first bead of the a television interview scheduled They can tell them openly."
as the Foreign Minister of the
Israeli mission in Bulgaria and for broadcast that the "tremend-
Mayor Kollek conceded that "The State of Israel. But certainly in
ous"
Soviet
presence
in
the
Middle
then Israel ambassador to Austria.
Jerusalem you would say that it
East "outweighs anything that Arabs regard us as an occuPying
He was elected a member of would be necessary in order to pro- force. . . . They would like to see proves that people can live to-
the sixth Knesset. In the election tect the Egyptians against our pos- it (the city) run as a condominium. gether."
Or they would even better like us
for the seventh Knesset, he appear- sible attack."
The MEADOW BROOK MUSIC
ed in 59th place on the alignment
On he contrary, he said, "It cer- to disappear, by the force of Allah,
list, which received only 56 Knes- tainly is directed toward strength- or by pestilence, or wl?atever it FESTIVAL moves into the sixth
week
of the season, with Andre
set mandates.
ening Russia in the sweet waters might be."
But meanwhile, he said, the Previn, pianist Jeanne Marie
The election of Natan Peled as and in the warm waters of the
Darre,
Al Hirt, guest conductor
second cabinet member of Mapam Mediterranean, to give them a Jews of Jerusalem "have taken a Everett Lee and a World Premiere
has strengthened the authority of chance, maybe, to control the oil very simple formula," namely, composed and played by Detroiter
the party leadership, but it has flow to Europe and to Japan. All "We have told them, 'Look, we're
Yusef Lateef.
become clear that the leadership these efforts wouldn't be made just running the city now. We don't
mind you coming in every day and
will have to show more considera- to defeat little IsraeL"
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
starting
every
meeting
by
saying
Mayor Kollek was interviewed on
tion for the strong minority and
Friday, July 31, 1970-35
that you are against us as an occu-
opposition in the party. The posi- "The David Frost Show."
pying
force.
But
once
you
have
tion of the two Mapam Ministers,
The Mid East crisis is thus more made that speech, come, let's dis-

Natan Peled (Absorption of Immi- "an American show, maybe a ma-
The only "Preferred /. Well
cuss sidewalks, and sewage, and
Qualified Candidate" by the
grants) and Victor Shemtov jor show, than ours," the Israeli education, and garbage collection,
Civic Searchlight i Oakland
(Health) in the cabinet will not be mayor said, adding: "But the and everything else.' And that has
County Citizens League unanm-
lously endorsed by the South-
an easy one considering their poli- United States is so concerned and
worked."
field Democratic Club.
tical attitude towards the Gahal so much involved in Vietnam that
Mayor Kollek observed that the
ELECT Daniel G.
maybe
they
don't
see
what's
hep-
ministers and other hawks in the
Arabs of Jerusalem are "a very
pening in the Middle East."
government.
decent lot — very, very good peo-
• • •
A few moments later, asked ple." He noted that "We have
State Representative
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The cabi- whether an American Jew is an taken over five hundred Arab city
67th District Democrat
net approved on Monday the ap- American first or a Jew first, he officials—they certainly aren't in-
pointments of Minister-Without- drew laughter and applause by say- ferior to the Jewish city officials;
NATAN PELED
Portfolio Victor Shemtov to be ing: "It depends about which coun- they are first-class people."
elections, Mapam refused to join Minister of Health and MK Nathan try has more to worry, and that's
Jerusalem has always been an
the coalition with Gahal and to Peled to be Minister of Immigrant doubtful at the moment."
essentially Jewish city, her Vienna-
take the two portfolios. It only Absorption. Both are members of
Asked to compare Egyptian Pres- born, 59-year-old mayor observed.
and
joined the government of national the left-wing Mapam Party, for ident Gamal Abdel Nasser with "Nobody else made it their capi-
unity with two Cabinet members which the two Ministries had been Hitler, Mayor Kollek replied: "I tal," he said, "not the Babylonians,
without portfolio.
held pending the party's decision think Hitler was a madman with a and not the Assyrians, and not the
But shortly there after the Ma- to join the coalition government. mad idea, to liquidate the Jews, Turks, and not the British.
pam leaders saw that they had The ministries have been under and while Nasser has been a very
And the Arabs, when they had
made a mistake and that it was the caretaker supervision of Haim aggressive enemy and while we are it, or half of it, they didn't make
important for them to join the Gvati (Health) and Shimon Peres the only country which is in danger their capital there, but Hussein
coalition and take the two port- (Immigrant Absorption). Peled as- of being eliminated should the could have been King of Jerusalem
We furnish
folios in order to strengthen the sumes the ministership left vacant Arabs succeed — after all, nobody —quite a nice title. He preferred
"Doves" in the government and by the recent death of Mapam Min- has gassed Jews in Egypt or killed to be King of Amman, which was
everything
alignment with the Labour Party ister-Without-Portfolio Israel Bar- them with cyanide or somthing of a Berber village." Thus, he said,
but
the Kids!
against the "Hawks."
the kind."
"we say we are the only ones uho
zilai.
Premier Golda Meir was con-
The Arab deputy chairman of
And despite the Mid East hos- have a deep relationship with the
fronted several times with the the Knesset, Seif Eddin Zouabi, tilities, he said, Israelis "certainly city, a deeper one than the others."
dilemma of leaving two important said he would refuse the Labor enjoy themselves."
But, he added, "I think every-
ministries (Health and Absorption Party's offer of the deputy minis-
He recalled the recent 22nd In body is united in the fact that they
of Immigrants) without perman- tership of agriculture if Abdel Aziz dependence Day celebration: "A like Jerusalem. There is a particu-
Corner 12 Nile & Evergreen
ent cabinet members. In the mean- Zouabi, a Mapam Arab, is given hundred thousand people were in lar attachment of patriotism about
time, Minister for Agriculture the deputy ministership of health. the streets and dancing and singing it."
Phone 357-1215 or 588-0300
Chaim Gvati, and Shimon Peres The deputy chairman told the Jew- until four o'clock in the morning or
Asked about the chance for
filled in these functions tempor- ish Telegraphic Agency that the five o'clock in the morning, and to
arily.
offer to Abdel Aziz Zouabi was hell with Nasser, to hell with Brez-
• A PLATY TO FIT
After long consultations Mapam "shameful" because he has hnev—they won't tell us when we
• EXPERT GROOMING ALL BREEDS
s
EE A VS EY R YC R PERSONALITY
leaders succeeded in obtaining a brought Communists into the should be jolly."
• PET SUPPLIES

• 10 YEAR GUARANTEE
small majority for their proposal Nazareth Town Council and has
But there are "personal" aspects
• OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
to join the coalition and take over done other things which I don't to the war that are not as joyous,
...It
• USE YOUR — MASTER CHARGE
the two vacant portfolios.
even want to talk about." The he observed, noting that of his
• BANK AMERICARD
When the Mapam leaders were health post candidate denied the son's graduating class at high
ready, they put forward their pro- charges to the JTA, explaining school, "four are gone so far and
posal to their central committee that he had merely agreed to two have lost a limb or are in-
and obtained a majority of 92 accept Communist support in his valids."
against 60 otes to join the coali- successful bid for election to the
He consinued: "You know what's
tion.
happening, you know the people.
Nazareth council.
2837 Coolidge Hwy., a,s Blks. S. of 12 Mile
After this decision a new con-
The same as I know the streets of
Berkley, Mich. (3131 399-8448
troversy started about the can-
Jerusalem, I know the community
Quality Puppies at Reasonable Prices
didate for the second portfolio to
and the country, and so does every-
replace the late Mapam Minister
body else, and if something hap-
pens, you know who is involved.
Israel Barzilai. (The other Mapam
And that makes it very personal."
minister is Victor Shemtov). The
Mayor Kollek said, however, that
leaders of Mapam, Yaari and
Former Detroiter, MICKEY he has no fear—"not at all"—of
Hazan, proposed Natan Peled (a
member of Kibuz Sarid and former LUCKOFF, has been appointed walking through the streets of Jer-
Israeli Chief of Mission in Sofia general sales manager of KLAC usalem unprotected.
He said a delegation of American
and Israel ambassador to Vienna), Radio in Los Angeles. Luckoff,
for this job. Other members of whose family has been associated mayors was "astonished at the fact
with
advertising
in
the
Detroit
that
I walk around the city without
the Central Committee, especially
members of the Left Wing, who area, was with Metro Radio sales escort, that there is no policeman
NOW TAKING ENROLLMENTS FOR AGES 2 Vz to 5 Vz
are against accepting the two in Chicago for the past five years. outside my house."
• SEPTEMBER 1970 NURSERY SCHOOL (State Licensed)
= •
He explained, that in Jerusalem
portfolios in the government, put
Hot Lunches
Gary 8. Moss, M.A., B.S.
Transportation
Shelly Moss, B.S.
DAVID LIPPITT ranked third "there has been no clash in over
forward the name of the member
of the executive committee of His- among all Indianapolis Life Insur- three years" between Arabs and
tadrut, Aharon Efrat. It was more ance Co. agents in the nation for Jews—"not in streets, and not in
places of amusement, and not in
a confrontation between the party the first half of 1970.
• • •
shops, and not in working places
leadership and the left opposition.
HERBERT K. CUMMINGS, Chi- they they work together."
In a committee vote, Efrat receiv-
Violence, he said, "is not the
West Bloomfield Township
42.30 Middlebelt Rd.
cago
businessman
and
philan-
ed eight votes to six for Peled. The
party leadership made all efforts thropist, has been elected chair- atmosphere of the city;" rather,
to change this decision. In a secret . man of the Fellows of Brandeis
ballot, Peled got 87 and Efrat only University.
• • •
73 votes.
Manley, Bennett, McDonald and
The new cabinet member, Natan
Peled, was born 57 years ago in Co., members of the New York
Odessa. As a youngster he joined Stock Exchange, announce the
Hashomer Hatzair. Forty years appointment of HARVEY FARBER
Call:
ago he came to Palestine and was as an account executive in their
Robert Simons
one of the founders of Kibutz Northland Towers office.
• •

Sarid. In the years 1939-1944 he
ICC 59725
• • •
was secretary of the security de-
MPSCL. 813
ARTHUR G. ELLIOTT, *Jr., a
partment of Histadrut within the
former
Republican
State
Chair-
framework of "Hagana." On the
eve of the establishment of Israel, man, will head Governor William
Long Distance
Suburban
Local
he was active in New York in UN G. Milliken's 1970 election cam-
NO • CRATING • OFFICE M
circles—especially among the dele- paign in Oakland County.
P
• • •
gations of Eastern Europe—to get
MELVYN H. BLOOM has been
their support for the creation of a
Jewish state. In 1949 he was elect- appointed director of public rela-
tions
of the United Jewish Appeal.
ed secretary of the Kibutz Move-

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