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June 11, 1971 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-06-11

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Israel Rapped by S. African Premier for Aid
to Black Group Backing 'Freedom Fighters'

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel attacked last Friday lay Nadji Jaz- South Africa was making the
found itself last weekend in a dip- zar, the Syrian representative to weapon under a subcontracting
lomatic collision with South Africa. the Special Committee on Apart- arrangement with a Belgian firm
A recent announcement by Is- heid. He and Kamal Mustafa of which Israel had licensed in the
rael's ambassador to the United the Sudan called the Israeli denial 1950s.
Nations, Yosef Tekoah, that Israel "misleading" and demanded that
Israel was, therefore, powerless
FIRE
will contribute $2,857 to the Or- it be denied, document status.
to prevent it, the ministry said,
ALARMS
ganization for African Unity for
adding
that
Israel
subsequently
The committee chairman, Abdul-
food and medical supplies brought rahim Abby Farah of Somalia, acted to bar such arrangements in
a bitter reaction from Premier B. ruled, however, that all UN mem- the future without her permission.
SMOKE
J. Vorster of South Africa.
bers have the right to record their
DETECTION
He angrily rejected an explana- views.
EQUIPMENT
tion by the Israeli consul general
ALEX ZACKMAN
Jazzar supported his charges by
Rated No. 1 in the U.S.A.
in Johannesburg that the donation quoting from the JTA Daily News
Folding Gates
Window Guards
Come in and see why
"must be viewed in the context of Bulletin of May 4 a Jerusalem dis-
before you buy!
Ornamental Iron Work
Israel's position in the world" and patch reporting that the Israeli
From $49.50
Residential or Commercial
`was made in response to a re- Foreign Ministry admitted that
quest to all member states by the Israeli's Uzi submachinegun was
TYPEWRITER
CO.
International Security Alarm
secretary general of the UN." being manufactured in South
10622 W. 7 MILE ROAD
Vorster's reaction was echoed in Africa.
Sales, Service, Leasing
2 Mks. E. of Meyers
DI 2-1600
the South Africa press over the
16650 JAMES COUZENS
According
to
that
dispatch,
the
CALL 341-3434
weekend.
foreign ministry explained that
The Israeli move also brought

an official statement of condemn-
ation from South Africa's Jewish
community, long one of the most
loyal and generous supporters of
the Jewish state.
Premier Vorster declared in
LET US WORRY ABOUT THE THINGS YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT.
an interview in the Johannes-
burg newspaper Volksblad that
You always told her to -
"No matter how one tries to
look
both ways and cross at the corner.
understand Israel's motivation,
her explanation is unacceptable
You're concerned about her,
to us and cannot be justified. I
her future, your family's future.
wish to express my strongest
dissatisfaction with it." He de-
And of all the things you worry about,
clared he could not understand
how Israel "which has itself a
your estate is surely
terrorist problem can justify a
one of the most important.
contribution to help other ter-
rorists."
It's the dollars and cents reality
The OAU, an umbrella organiza-
of your family's future.
tion which supports African "free-
dom fighters" against the remain-
It's all the things you own,
ing vestiges of colonialism on the
all the things they'll own.
continent and against South
Africa's official policy of apar-
It needs special attention.
theid, has been supported by
many Western governments,
The kind of attention that only a growing,
church groups and other human-
innovative bank can offer.
itarian organizations.
The foreign ministry said on
At CNB our trust department
Friday that the food and medicine
is made up of professionals who
earmarked for the OAU had not
yet been delivered and that in-
take a personal full-time
quiries about the desired mode of
delivery have not been answered.
interest in your interests and those of your
Gershon Avner, deputy director
beneficiaries, and see that yOu get
of the Israeli Foreign Ministry,
who is currently visiting South
the attention that most other banks
Africa, said it was a misinterpre-
just talk about. So, when you're ready to find out
tation to say the donation would
aid terrorists because Israel is
about the benefits of trust services,
able to control the use to which
find out from a bank
the money is put.
The South African Jewish Board
that knows what they're all about.
of Deputies and the South African
Call Don Levitt in our trust department
Zionist Federation declared in a
joint statement: "We have great
at (313) 965-1900 Ext. 356.
difficulty in accepting the report
of Israel's donation to the OAU
though the amount involved is in-
TRUST DEPARTMENT
consequential."
The statement added, "Many
innocent people in Israel have suf-
fered from terrorists. The Jewish
community in South Africa con-
demns any support for terrorists
from whatever source and is con-
fident
that the government of Is-
-
:ael shares this view."
South Africa's Jewish com-
munity numbers about 120,060.
South African newspapers, re-
jecting the explanation of Israeli
Consul General Yitzhak Unna,
who conceded that Israel did not
Member F.D.I.C...
expect the South African govern-
ment to approve of her action
but hoped it would "understand"
Israeli motivations, saw the
Israeli donation as an attempt to
buy black African votes in the
UN against the Arab-Soviet bloc.
While South Africa was accusing
Israel of abetting black African
"terrorists," Arabs at the UN de-
nounced Israel for allegedly pro-
viding arms to South Africa and,
by implication, approving South
Africa's racial policies.
Israel's denial that it was sell-
ing arms to South Africa was

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