Jarring Report Delay Traced to French, Egyptian Pressure
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Informed sources here Indicated a belief that United Nations Secretary General U Thant is under
pressure from Egypt and France to delay publication of a report to the Security Council which is believed to state that some pro-
gress' has been achieved so far in the Jarring talks. The circles said Egypt wants to suppress the report because any sign that
the Jarring talks are progressing would deprive it of the grounds for asking for a special Security Council meeting on the Middle
East. Cairo is said to be supported by France in its attempt to convene the Security Council in order to pressure Israel to make
here said. on withdrawal from the occupied territories. Egypt wants Thant to withhold the report or to delete parts of
of Israel's .
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Jarring Progress Report Marks
Cease Fire Deadline
A last-minute appeal by UN Secretary General U Thant, U. S. intercessions
and apparent encouragement from Moscow induced Egyptian - President Anwar el
Sadat to concede on Thursday morning to an extension of the Middle Fast cease
fire for a month—to March 5.
While speculation and rumor were peddled widely on all fronts,, with com-
mentators vying for scoops regarding the expected extension of the temporary -
peace on the banks of the Suez, it was known that Israel was acceding to proposals
for extended armistice pledges while threats from Cairo were creating fears of an-
other war. It was generally believed that in the event of another outburst of fir-
ing that Israel could withstand any Egyptian attack, even with Soviet aid.
The U Thant appeal conceivably ended the Sadat belligerence, although the
extension of the cease fire for only a month was less than expected. But there
was further speculation about a U. S. insistence for it on the bEtSis of a pledge
to strive for conclusion of . peace 'agreements this year.
JERUSALEM (JTAJ — Official - dircles,- here appeared-to be satisfied Wednesday with the
course taken by the Jarring talks so far, and by UN Secretary General U Thant's statement re-
leased Thursday urging- both sides to maintain the cease fire and his finding that "there has
been some progress" in the talks under the auspices•of his special envoy.
Israelis are not certain that de facto obtervance will hold more than a few weeks, especially
if the Cairo government, frustrated by its inability to turn the Jarring talks to its advantage, yields
to trigger-happy army officers who want to renew the war.
Israelis at Kantara:
diers are shown here in front of fortifications alongside
the Suez Canal at Kantara in Israel-occupied Sinai.
Exit Visas for Children
Asked by Jews of Russia
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Russian Jews denied permission to
emigrate to Israel are appealing to Soviet authorities for exit
permits for their children, according to Boris Tsukerman,
Soviet Jewish scientist who arrived here last week with his
wife and two children.
The Tsukermans received exit visas for their entire fam-
ily but this is rarely the case for most applicants, they said
in an interview published in Yediot Ahronot. The new
motto of Soviet Jews, therefore, is, "If you don't let us go,
then at least let our children go," Tsukerman said.
(Related Story Page 18)
At Allied Drive
Four Kibutz Kfar Ruppin members
will give an illustrated description of
their battle for life in Israel at the
black-tie dinner of the Allied Jewish
Campaign at Cong. Shaarey Zedek,
Tuesday. Israel Ambassador Iitzhak
Rabin- will .be the guest speaker.
(Detailed stories on Page 21)
As the Israelis see it, Jarring was supposed to act like a "glorified registry clerk," simply
arranging a timetable for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the occupied Arab territories.
But despite the resirietions imposed on the Jarring talks, such as holding them at UN head,
quarters in New York and keeping them so far on the ambassadorial level, they are beginning
to look more and more like - negotiations, and this Irks the Egyptians, the Israeli circles said.
Cairo protested to Jarring for allowing Israel to submit questionnaires seeking definitions of
Arab positions. So far the Egyptian government has never referred to any of the questions raised
by Israel and Jarring is reported to hold the view that Egypt is
deliberately making his _work more difficult, the Israeli circles
JeWs 'Hostage' said.
in Arab Lands
Thant's statement indicated•that whatever progress had been
made in the Jarring talks was limited to the "definition of their
On the second
mass hangings et aseheveavY
Jews in Iraq for positions " by both sides.
allegedly spying for Israel, the
A foreign ministry spokesman said it was "quite natural that
plight of moo -Jews remaining In the UN secretary general should have made his appeal in the in-
Arab countries continues to be terests of peace and in order to give the Jarring talks a full
chance." Premier Golda Meir told a Labor alignment Knesset
Syria and Iraq, in particular.
faction Tuesday that Israel would honor the cease fire as long as
have been condemned for their _ the other side did the same. Nevertheless, Israeli soldiers in the
treatment of the remnant as vir - ".
Suez zone were ordered to wear their- flack jackets.
tad hostages of harsh regimes.
Israel charged that Egyptian planes had again violated the
Among the international humani-
tartan groups that have been most cease' fire by flying over Israeli positions on the east bank of
outspoken Is the International - the canal Monday. Israel lodged a complaint with the United
Committee for the Jews in Arab Nations Supervisory Team charging that Egyptian MIG 21 inter-
Ceintriell• Other groups have alt . ceptors flew over the canal twice Tuesday.
pealed to "the conscience of the
Israeli military officials reported that the massive buildu p
world" to help save the Jews still
in the Arab world. For a full re -
ofi Egyptian fortifications along the canal had apparently been
port, see Page 5.
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Holocaust Survivors Wreck Australian Neo-Nazi Headquarters
MELBOURNE (JTA) — Some 500 persons — many of them bearing-concentration camp numbers on their forearms and
some wearing striped garments similar to those worn by camp inmates — wrecked the headquarters here of Australia's neo-
Nazi organization on Sunday.
Two thousand demonstrators had massed to protest to the police over a parade and meeting scheduled by the neo-Nazis
in a nearby park. But although the police persuaded the neo-Nazis to postpone their program, 500 of the demonstrators re-
fused to disperse. Instead, they stormed the neo-Nazi headquarters, smashed windows, tore down Nazi emblenis and flags and
left the place a wreck. Six shots were fired from the building by neo-Nazis. The police moved into the building and con-
fiscated the guns, but made no arrests. Two women among the 16 neo-Nazis in the building were rescued from the demon-
strators by policemen who took them out by a back door. Four demonstrators were arrested and charged with unruly beha-
vior. Some reports said the Australian branch of the Jewish Defense League was involved.
(Irving Calderon, international coordinator of JDL, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New. York Tuesday that he
could not confirm JDL participation in the demonstration,buf that "I can't think of any other group that would do that." He
said his organization's Australian branch was "a strong chapter, very, -very well trained" that had- 350 members as of 254
weeks. ago.) - • -- .