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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-11-13

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32-Nation UN Draft Calls for Hijacking Action

UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (JTA)—A 32-nation draft resolution condemning "all acts of aerial hijacking or other
interference with civil air travel" was introduced Friday in the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the General Assembly which met
for the first time since Oct. 13, when consideration of it began. Among the nations cosponsoring the draft are Argentina, Belgium,
Brazil, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Iran, Japan and the Netherlands. The measure also calls for states to take "all appropriate
measures to deter, prevent or suppress" hijackings; prosecute and punish or extradite hijackers; "provide for the care and
safety" of passengers and crew on abducted airliners on their territory; ratify or accede to the 1963 Tokyo Convention on
hijacking; and work for an anti-hijacking convention at the December conference in The Hague.


Race Relations

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Vol. LVIII. No. 9.


Review of Jewish News

Michigan Weekly

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

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War Fears in M. E. Disputed;
Peace Talks Resumption Se-en

Latest Anti-Israel UN Resolution
Called Ineffective by U.S., Israel

UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (JTA)—The modified version of the Afro-
Asian resolution on the Middle East adopted last week in the General
Assembly by a vote of 57-16, with 39 abstentions, was substituted for the
Latin American draft resolution which was rejected by a vote of 49-45 with
27 abstentions. 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 with-
drawal frona•,occupied Arab territories and by paying not the 'slightest
attention" to Egyptian violations of the Suez 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 de-
leting its strong pro-Arab features.
Eban admitted that the results were not as drastic as Israel had
feared, and in fact he appeared far more relaxed than he did before the
vote. He suggested that the chances for the success of the Jarring peace
mission were "even less than they were before," but declined to specify
Israel's position toward the talks other than to say "We will think about
it again' and see whether Dr. Jarring accepts or ignores the Afro-Asian
resolution. The Latin American draft voiced "full support" for Security
Council Resolution 242, the Jarring mission and a three-month extension
of the cease-fire, and emphasized "scrupulous" observances of the stand-
still cease-fire.
Eban said the poor showing of the "emasculated" Afro-Asian draft
was due to three factors: The existence of the U. S. draft, drawing votes
away; Israel's flat statement that it would ignore any resolution "tamper-
ing" with Resolution 242 and the introduction of the Latin American
draft after Israeli "pressure." All in all, Eban said after the acceptance
of the watered-down Afro-Asian measure, "two weeks from now the ques-
tion will not matter very much, and the whole thing will be as it was be-
In Washington, the State Department spokesman Robert .1. Mc-
Closkey said that the Afro-Asian resolution "will not undermine (Security
Council) Resolution 242." Prior to the voting, United States Ambassador
Charles W. Yost had warned delegates that the measure was pro-Arab,
"divisive" and a "step backward," and "will not facilitate but will create
an additional obstacle to the resumption of negotiations and hence to the
prompt carrying out of Resolution 242." The apparent discrepancy between
the two statements was seen by a UN source as a last-minute attempt by
Yost to defeat the draft. During the assembly discussion on the various
drafts, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad called the Egyptian-in-
spired Afro-Asian motion "an initiative for peace" and "a vital contribution
to the success of the United Natons." He voted against the Latin American

Predictions in some quarters that war may be imminent in the Middle East
in a matter of a month or two are being generally ridiculed and there is a growing
feeling that Israel may consent to peace talks with Dr. Gunnar Jarring in the
course of the coming weeks.
Authoritative sources state that Israel's military status has improved. Brig.
Gen. S. L. A. Marshall, speaking Monday night at the Bnai Moshe to the Detroit chap-
ter of American Red Mogen Dovid in Israel, saw the possibility of an indefinite
continuation of a standstill. Having just returned from a study of Israel's military
position and his visits at the Suez Canal, Gen. Marshall said that there was little
possibility of any for the Egyptians ever to break the Bar-Ley Line and that
Israel is so well fortified that all attacks can be withstood. He was especially opti-
mistic about Israel'S ability to repulse any attack from Syria.
Similar predictions have been made by military experts from other lands
who have submitted confidential reports on the state of affairs affecting Israel.
Seek to Heal Rift in Government Over Return to Peace Talks
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The cabinet is trying to mend a rift that has developed
within the government on the issue of Israel's return to the Jarring peace talks
According to reliable sources, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, supported by Deputy
Premier Yigal Allon and a majority of their colleagues, favors Israel's return to
the stalled peace negotiations even without a correction of Egypt's truce violations.
Premier Golda Meir, Foreign Minister Abba Eban and other cabinet members are
reportedly opposed, as a matter of principle, to any backtracking by Israel on the
violations. The matter was discussed at Sunday's cabinet meeting, the first presided
over by Premier Meir since her departure for the U. S. a month ago. She returned
to Israel Friday. According to informed sources, she wants to have a united govern-
ment behind her before she brings the matter before the Knesset and Israeli public.

Mrs. Meir reportedly remarked that there was no obstacle to resuming peace

talks with Jordan under the auspices of Dr. Jarring because there was no problem

of missiles on the Jordanian front. Secretary of State William P. Rogers met with
Eban for an hour in New York Saturday. Foreign ministry sources here said the U. S.
had conveyed its hope that a way would be found to renew the Jarring talks within
the framework of the American peace initiative but that no pressure has been
exerted on Israel to return to the talks immediately.

High-level consultations are in progress here on conditions under which
Israel would agree to return to the Jarring, talks. Although the government has
not publicly abandoned its insistence that Egyptian truce violations must be cor-
rected before the talks can resume, the feeling grew here Wednesday that Israel's
position would be eased.
(According to reports from New York, Rogers and Eban agreed that the best
way to achieve a Mid East settlement was through the Jarring talks. Eban said, how-
ever, that there were still obstacles and mentioned Egypt's violation of the stand-
still cease-fire and last Thursday's General Assembly resolution demanding Israel's
withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories without a prior agreement on secure
boundaries and lasting peace.)
According to some sources, Israel government officials have in mind three

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Americans Attack on Zionism
NAACP, Church Leaders Repudiate Black
conceived propaganda gimmick designed Zionist invasion" was defined to mean

In a strong statement addressed to the New York Times, two black leaders
repudiated the attack on Zionism that was published as an adverisement in the Times
on Nov. 1. Several Detroiters signed that scurrilous message in which many passages
from public statements were taken out of context. The two black leaders who signed
the repudiation sent to the times were H.'Carl Moultrie I, past president of the D. C.
chapter of the NAACP, and Charles L. Warren, executive director of the Council of
Churches of Greater Washington. Their statement reads:
We do not know who are the members
of the Committee of Black Americans for people. Israel, is slandered, its history
Truth About the Middle East. But it is twisted, its sufferings ignored, and its
manifest from the content of their adver- achievements dismissed. This is more
tisement (Nov. 1), that they represent than racism. It is political sadism.
essence of the message contained
neither truth nor the community of black in The
the advertisement is that Israel must
Never, outside the pages of the most be eliminated. On its ashes, so it is sug-
vitriolic anti-Israel Arab hate propaganda, Bested, should be built "a democratic,
have we come across such a combination secular, nonracial state where all Pale-
Jews and Moslems-
of calculated distortion, half-truth and out- stinians--Christians ,
of-context selective quotation as that will have
rights." of the terrorist
This is
the terminology
which formed the body of the ad. Only the
passion of rabid prejudice could have leader Arafat. We have looked into this
authored such a diatribe in which a whole slogan, and obviously it is a purposefully

to woo Western sympathy, the previous
slogan aboutthrowing the Jews into the
sea having proved counter-productive. It
is terribly important that this truth be
At the Sixth Congress of the Palestinian
National Council which met in Cairo in
September 1965, it was agreed that the
"democratic state" slogan be cultivated
as a useful propaganda idea. At that
council's fourth' meeting in Cairo on July
10-17, 1968, it was decided to amend the
basic charter of the Palestinian organiza-
tions—the Palestine National Covenant—
and paragraph 6 was now made to read:
"Jews who were living in Palestine until
the beginning of the Zionist invasion will
be considered Palestinians."
In the chapter of resolutions passed by
the council at that time (page 51 of the
official report) the term "beginning of the

1917, the year of the Balfour Declaration.
Hence, at best, the Arab terrorists would
treat the overwhelming majority of sur-
viving Israelis as "aliens" since they
would not be recognized as "Palestinians"
under the terms of the covenant.
This is the real truth that underlies the
"democratic state" slogan of the terrorists
as echoed in the recent advertisement.
It is in harmony with the odious acts of
terror they have perpetrated against chil-
dren in school buses, against shoppers in
markets, and against civilian airliners.
On Aug. 15, there appeared another
political advertisement in The Times in
which an impressive and representative
group of black Americans voiced their
support for U. S. assistance to democratic
Israel. I believe its content reflects with
authenticity the main current of feeling
within the black community of this coun-

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