JTA Marks Milestone With Creation of Two New Bureaus
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d'etat," he said, adding that the
"This is fitting tribute to both location of the JTA bureau in Paris
French culture and to the value of means that "European Jewry has
its Jewish community," he said. now come of age. We are not the
He concluded by paying tribute poor stepsons of the world Jewish
to Israel's struggle for in- communities."
dependence and security and re-
Murray Zuckoff, JTA news edi-
!,i-sertet-.1 that its needs will best be tor, told the working session that
.,--:?-,;.--4. by the existence of a "free
the launching of the two bureaus
and fully independent Jewish news marked the realization of JTA's
move from a potential to an actual
A representative of the American worldwide news agency. He said
Embassy in Paris, Press Councilor that the JTA will embark on a
John Trattner, wished the JTA program of reporting news con-
success in its new endeavors. "For cerning activities within the Jew-
As as Americans, it is a pleasure ish communities without being
'nd a privilege to have a new afraid of any "sacred cows."
' American information media
"Everything that occurs within
r upon the scene," he said.
the communities is of vital in-
A representative of the Israeli terest to Jews all over the world,"
Embassy, Information Councilor Zuckoff said. "JTA, has to provide
Ephraim Tani, conveyed the good the kinds of news that does not
wishes of the Israeli ambassador curry favor to any one interest
m Paris, Asher Ben Natan.
group but that presents all sides."
- At a working session of lay and
Ben Vered, the new head of
professional JTA leader s, the
deputy director general of the the Mid East bureau, was until
French Central Community Or- recently deputy managing edi-
ganization, Adam Loss, stressed tor of "Haaretz," one of Israel's
the need for absolute independence most prestigious dailies. He has
1,1 of the JTA. "We must give our
- professional journalists absolute
*ndependence and autonomy within
the organization to write and re-
port how they see fit," Loss said.
"The JTA must report all the
news objectively, dispassionately
and truthfully without giving in to
_any pressures or to any raison
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been connected with the JTA
for over 10 years.
Edwin Eytan, who heads the new
European bureau, is the Paris
representative of the mass circula-
tion Israeli daily "Yediot Ahronot
and has served as Israeli cor-
respondent of radio Europe Num-
ber One. He is also a contributor
to the leading French paper "Le
Figaro." He has been working for
JTA for the last 14 years.
Ben Vered told the working ses-
sion that the JTA in Israel has
to start working from scratch to
provide fresh concepts about Is-
rael, mainly news from a more
analytical and critical point of
view, "not just handouts from
government offices and official
Eytan told the same meeting
that the launching of the Euro-
pean bureau reflected the develop-
ment of new Jewish life in Europe,
a new vitality and activity that
has grown and developed since the
end of the Second World War. He
stated that the European news
bureau would. in effect be a net-
work of correspondents in Western
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