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Extension of Cease Fire U.S. Aim
Tribute to a
Yosef Tekoah, as chief Israel representative to the United Nations, bad initial talks with
the peace negotiator, Dr. Gunnar Jarring, Monday morning, and the major task as outlined
from UN headquarters as well as In the State Department in Washington is to assure the
extension of the cease fire betwron T"'S'a '" Egypt beyond the Feb. 5 deadline.
Peace hopes dwindled when the Egyptian president, Anwar el-Sadat, made renewed war
threats against Israel at a rally in Cairo en Tuesday. While these threats are general/3 ,, viewed
as part of the routine means of either appealing to or appeasing public sentiments on the Egyp-
tian home base, they nevertheless are viewed seriously. In Israel, too, there is skepticism over
any possibility of an early peace developing from the Jarring talks.
Continuation of the cease fire meanwhile is considered as a major responsibifilty in Wash-
ington, and the White House and the State Department are laboring to achieve it especially with
pressures upon Israel.
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Officially Inspired Soviet
Retaliation Threats Anger
U. S. as Protests Continue
Jarring Talks Under Way,
Marked by Much Pessimism
UNITED NATIONS (JTA)—Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring made
it official Tuesday when he announced through a spokesman that the
Middle East peace talks under his auspices had "resumed" this
morning—after a 131-day delay.
To mark the occasion, Dr. Jarring broke from practice and
disclosed his agenda for the day: a morning meeting with Israeli
Ambassador Yosef Tekoah and an afternoon meeting with Egyptian
Ambassador Mohammed H. el-Zayyat.
Tekoah left for Israel Thursday and later will continue his efforts
in Arab countries.
UN Secretary General U Thant's eagerly awaited report on Mid
East peace progress made its appearance on schedule Tuesday. It
is a 40-page document in which his substantial comments are
that "In the last few days It has become possible to arrange for the
resumption of the discussions" and that "I hope that these resumed
discussions will be fruitful."
The bulk of the report to the Security Council consists of a
chronology of Dr. Jarring's activities from Dec. 9, 1967, through
Monday; the major Mid East parties' replies to 14 questions posed
by Dr. Jarring in March 1969, dealing with the countries' positions
on the various provisions of Security Council Resolutions 242 of Nov.
22, 1967; the parties' responses to Dr Jarring's Nov. 18, 1970, invita-
tion to resume negotiations; and a restatement of the text of Reso-
(In Jerusalem Tuesday, political circles cautioned that the
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WASHINGTON (JTA)--The United States government reacted angrily Tuesday to
a Soviet diplomatic note accusing U. S. authorities of conniving in acts of violence by
"Zionist extremists" against Soviet personnel and property in this country and threat-
ening retaliation against American citizens in Russia.
The note was delivered to Acting Secretary of State U. Alexis Johnson by Soviet
Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin Monday. Its text was broadcast by Moscow Radio
State Department Spokesman Robert J. McCloskey told newsmen Tuesday that
Johnson totally rejected the allegation of connivance and warned the Russians that
they were "raising the spectre of officially inspired retaliation" against Americans an the
Soviet Union and that `Such action by the Soviet government would indeed be serious,
and we consider such a threat most disturbing." McCloskey said that Johnson's reply
was oral and that no written reply was contemplated.
However, he said, the acting secretary of state made it clear that the U
_ . S. deplores
and condemns acts of violence against Soviet institutions and groups in the U. S. and has
"taken enforcible stews which we hope will be effective against such acts of violence."
The Soviet note claimed that Zionist extremists not only hamper the normal func-
tioning of Soviet offices in the U. S. and jeopardize the U. S.-Soviet cultural exchange
program, but also openly threaten Soviet diplomats and their Soviet citizens with
"The American authorities, however, contrary to their promises to take necessary
measures, are in fact continuing to connive in these criminal actions," the note charged.
It stressed that if the U. S. does not take necessary action to create normal condi-
ditions for Soviet organizations and groups traveling in this country, "it cannot expect the
guarantee of such conditions for American organizations or offices in the Soviet Union."
The American reply, while reflecting anger over the Soviet threat, also constituted
the first sharp rebuke at a governmental level to persons and groups that have engaged
in violent actions or threats against Soviet institutions and groups in the U. S. McCloskey
Pilot Residence for Retardates
Wins Support, Nears Realization
The long aspiration for a residence for mental retardates of the Jewish community is on its way to folt -m_
ment, with the purchase of a five-bedroom home by the Parents Association for Jewish Residential Care.
Announcement of the purchase was made at the budgeting conference of the Jewish Welfare Federation last
month, but Mrs. Morris Mitteldorf, vice president of the PAJRC, said several steps remain before an opening
date is announced, hopefully in early spring.
The five-bedroom house is located on a 61/2-acre parcel across from the projected Jewish Center and the Home
for the Aged, at W. Maple and Drake Rds., in West Bloomfield Township. Yet to be accomplished are formal
rezoning of the area, financing and establishment of criteria for selection of the residents. The group already has
a verbal rezoning commitment, according to President Harry Berlin.
The National Council of Jewish Women, which agieect w join in the pilot project 4-5 months ago, will help
coordinate the efforts, based on the council's own expertise In running Orchards, a residence for emotionally
At the outset, the home will accommodate up to 12 residents, age 21-50, who have been living in foster homes.
It has been charged that such foster situations are largely inadequate and that the special needs of isolated
Jewish retardates are not met. The residents will be carefully selected as to those who will thrive in such a setting
and who can work within the community or in a sheltered workshop.
Mrs. Mitteldorf said the parents' association is locking for a set of houseparents and a part-time supervisor
with a social work background.
She added that the association still is seeking the financial assistance of the Jewish Welfare Federation.
The latter has indicated it looks kindly upon efforts to extend services to the mentally retarded but is not ready to
offer a specific recommendation for establishment of a housing facility under Jewish auspices.
The association decided to go ahead, even without Federation backing, because "We think the only way to push
through Is to show it can be done. Each little push helps," Mrs. Mitteldorf said.
Late last year, the Federation Board of Governors approved a report by the health and welfare division which
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Czech Jews Fear Repeat
of Purges Akin to 1950s;
Zionists Blamed Anew
NEW YORK (JTA)—The president of the American
Jewish Committee revealed that the organization's Euro-
pean office, headquartered in Paris, has reported in-
creasing apprehension among Czechoslovak Jews and
fears of a repetition of the purges of the 1950s.
Philip E. Hoffman, in a statement on the re-emergence
of anti-Semitism in Czechoslovakia, declared: "Clearly,
the unpopular regime of Gustav Husak has unleashed its
power against the pitiful remnant of pre-World War II
Czechoslovak Jewry in order to stifle the struggle between
Czechoslovak liberals and conservatives, and to obscure
the shortcomings in Czech society."
Purges of Czechoslovak intellectuals have mounted in
the last few months, especially of persons who can be
identified as Jews, Hoffman stated. "Jews have been
blamed for many of the failures of the sociallit countries
and of their allies, and the Czech radio has broadcast
themes that harken back to the discredited Russian
Czarist forgeries, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,"
In this intensified action, the terms "Zionist" and
"Zionism" have been used in place of "Jew" or "Juda-
ism," thus obscuring differences for the ordinary reader
or listener. The Czechoslovak Jewish community now
numbers about 10,000.