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November 06, 1970 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-11-06

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Sadat's Political Views Exposed by Robert St. John

Who is Anwar el-Sadat, Abdel Gamal Nasser's successor to the presidency of
Egypt? What are his political ideologies? How deep-rooted is his hatred for Israel? Is
he influenced by Nazism? The world-famous author Robert St. John exposes Sadat. Hav-
ing interviewed him three times 10 years ago, the noted author turns back the pages
of time, to his biography of Nasser, entitled "The Boss," in which Sadat emerges as the
terrorist revolutionary who plotted assassinations and predicted a war of bloodshed for
Arabs and Jews.
Details in Commentary on Page 2

Analyses of
Facing the
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Vol. LVIII. No. 8


Michigan Weekly

Review of Jewish News

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

Robert St. John

A Salute to
Leon Fram

on His 75th

Robert St. John
as Biographer
of Abba Eban

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New UN Afro-Asian Resolution
Deletes Pro-Arab Intentions

UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (JTA)—A modified version of the Afro-
Asian draft resolution on the Middle East was adopted Wednesday in the
General Assembly by a vote of 57-16 with 39 abstentions. The Latin
American draft resolution was rejected by a vote of 49-45, with 27 absten-
tions. Israel and the United States voted No on the first and Yes on the
second. Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban told newsmen after the voting
that while the Afro-Asian measure "adds new obstacles" to the search
for peace—by making "more frequent" references to Israeli withdrawal
from occupied Arab territories and by paying not the "slightest attention"
to Egyptian violations of the Seuz Canal standstill pact—its low vote total
made it "not impressive or important."
Eban, while criticizing the "bias" of France in being the only Euro-
pean nation to vote against the Latin American measure, praised that
country for its successful "emasculation" of the Afro-Asian draft by
deleting its strongly pro-Arab features. France, he said, "saved the resolu-
tion by plastic surgery." Among the changes were, in Eban's words, the
deletion of the "provocative references to sanctions," the addition of amend-
ments recommending extension of the cease fire and an end to "helliger-
ancy" and the softening of the words "making arrangements" for "taking
steps in the call for further Security Council action. Eban emphasized
that the Arab-Soviet bloc had counted on 100 votes for the Afro-Asian
draft, but had eventually given up that hope.

The United States made it clear that it is the Egyptian violations of
the Middle East standstill that are blocking the resumption of the Jarring
peace talks. Ambassador Charles W. Yost, in a vigorous contribution to the
General Assembly debate on the Mid East, echoed the assertion there by

Eban that the missiles were "the sole obstacle" to peace progress. Yost
submitted' a draft resolution pointedly requiring the parties concerned to
(take) into account the obstacles and difficulties which have arisen since
the cease-fire standstill agreement went into effect." The draft also asks
the assembly to endorse Security Council Resolution 242 "in all its parts";
call on the parties to "exert their utmost efforts . . . to establish the con-
fidence" necessary for the reactivation of the Jarring mission; endorse the
Security Council's 1967 cease fire resolution (No. 233), and recommend that
the current Mid East truce be extended "for at least three months." An
Israeli spokesman immediately endorsed the American measure, noting that
(Continued on Page 8)

The United Nations voted Wednesday for a three-month exten-
sion of the cease fire in the Middle East. Israel has agreed to an ex-
tension of indefinite length, depending on Egypt's adherence to the
cease fire. Egypt said the cease fire would be adhered to pending com-
pletion of talks. The cease fire was to have expired Thursday.

Fifty Blacks Sign Anti-Israel Ad;
Whitney Young Explodes a Myth

NEW YORK—A 50-member "Committee of Black Americans for Truth About the Middle East"
expressed in a New York Times ad its "complete solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters who.
like us, are struggling for self-determination and an end to racist oppression."
"We stand with the Palestinian people in their efforts to preserve their revolution," the ad said,
"and oppose its attempted destruction by American imperialism aided by Zionists and Arab reactionaries."




It continued:

"We state that we are not anti-Jewish. We are anti-Zionist and against the Zionist State of Israel,
the outpost of American imperialism in the Middle East. Zionism is a reactionary racist ideology that jus-
tifies the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homes and lands, and attempts to enlist the Jew-
ish masses of Israel and elsewhere in the service of imperialism to hold back the Middle East revolution."
"We state that Israel continues to support United States policies of aggression in Southeast Asia,
policies that are responsible for the death and wounding of thousands of black youths .. .
"We demand that all military aid or assistance of any kind to Israel must stop. Imperialism and
Zionism must and will get out of the Middle East. We call for Afro-American solidarity with the Palestin-
ian people's struggle for national liberation and to regain all of their stolen land."
A number of signatories were identified as members of the Socialist Workers Party, a Trotskyist
organization which expresses the most virulent anti-Zionist, anti-Israel views in the left-wing movement.
The statement expressed solidarity with the three major Arab guerrilla groups and singled out an
anti-Zionist group within Israel—the Israeli Socialist Organization, known more popularly abroad as
"Matzpen"—as proof that anti-Zionism exists even among Jews. This particular group calls for the dis-
mantling of the Israeli state and hews to the line of the Democratic Popular Front for the Liberation
of Palestine which is led by Dr. Nayef Hawetmeh.
Among the signers were Detroiters Dan Aldridge of the All-African People's Union; Grace and
James Boggs; Rev. Albert Cleage, Shrine of the Black Madonna; John Hawkins, Student Mobilization Corn_
mittee; Jacqueline Rice, Third World Task Force of the Student Mobilization Committee; Kenneth Watson,
executive committee of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers; Robert F. Williams; and Reginald
Wilson, director of the Center for Black Studies, University of Detroit.
NEW YORK (JTA)—Whitney Young Jr., executive director of the National Urban League, has
rejected "the myth of Arab-black friendship" in a letter reiterating his support of American military aid
to Israel.
have given the struggling new nations of black
"I know of no real aid oil-rich Arab countries
Africa, although the Israelis have a very impressive program of technical assistance of the no-strings-
attached variety, even in nations that take the Arab line in the UN." Young wrote in reply to a critic
objecting to his signature on a New York Times advertisement in support of Israel last June.
Until peace comes to the Middle East, the Urban League official wrote, "I would continue to

favor providing Israel with the weapons she needs to defend herself - against those who have sworn to
destroy Young's
letter, dated Oct. 7, was released by the American Jewish Congress, which has reprinted

its members.
among "Arab
it for distribution
Young asserted:
history and culture is replete with instances of racial prejudice. The Arab
rulers of the Sudan are waging a merciless war against the black people of the southern region of that
country, and Arabs in Chad are at war with the black government of that country."

—called the

Urban League director also said he was "unaware" of what his critic—who was not identified
"Arab revolution."
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Annual Jewish Book Fair Opens
Here at Jewish Center Tomorrow

Detroit's Jewish Book Fair begins Saturday evening at the
Jewish Book Month poster highlights "Around
Jewish Center.
theme of the 28th annual
Ths e"
the World withJ
observance of Jewish Book Month from Nov. 20 to Dec. 20 under
IsBo ok Council of the Na tional Jewish
the sponsor ship
David, noted c alligrapher, the
Welfare Board. oDesigned by mar
poster graphically depicts the cultural event's aim to stimulate the
wider dissemination of books in English, Yiddish and Hebrew de-
scribing Jewish life in different countries. Detailed story on Page S.

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