N.Y. Welfare Agencies Accused of Block-Busting
NEW YORK (JTA)—The Asso-
ciation of Jewish Anti-Poverty
Workers charged that the city's
welfare department has leased
homes in the heart of Jewish neigh-
borhoods and dumped multiple
fatherless families into those
houses," thus allegedly paving the
way for block-busting in the Jew-
Elly Rosen, association execu-
tive director, said the alleged
dumping practices by Jules Sugar-
man, head of the Human Resources
Administration as well as commis-
sioner of social services, was un-
fair both to the Jewish commu-
nities and to the welfare fami-
lies, who "are greeted with anger
in those communities because the
residents know that in their wake
comes the block-buster." He noted
that Mrs. Eleanor Holmes Norton,
the city human rights commis-
sioner, recently directed hearings
on block-busting in the Jewish sec-
tions of Laurelton and Rockaway
in Queens, and in East Flatbush in
Block-busting is a practice of
unscrupulous realtors who sell
a home on a white block to a
black family and then offer to
buy homes from the other white
families on the block at deflated
prices caused by the panic the
realtors seek to create. The
realtors then sell the homes to
Black families at inflated prices.
Rosen said Jewish nei;jinorhoods
lrs. Holmes had
deplored the practice and prom- were the easiest to bust." because
ised to do everything possible to "unlike other communities, Jewish
curb it, Rosen said: "I suggest that communities do not protect their
the good commissioner start her rights with guns and cross burn-
work right within her own admin- ings." He said the Association
istration and order fellow commis- would seek legislation when the
sioner Jules Sugarman to cease , New York Legislature convenes in
and desist from destroying our the fall "to stop city government
neighborhoods by this nefarious agencies from undermining stable
practice." He charged also that neighborhoods by the practice of
city housing authorities lease or dumping welfare clients." He said
purchase such homes in Jewish he had sent a letter to Sugarman,
neighborhoods and make them asking for a meeting to discuss the
available to the welfare depart- block-busting and other matters
ment. He asserted that the wel- affecting Jews in New York City.
fare department places families Sugarman, currently on vaca-
"in these homes they would not tion, was not available for com-
admit into city housing projects." ment.
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Regarding the Egyptian-Libyan-
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TEL AVIV (JTA)—Two Jor- rael. They were found guilty in a
danians, one of them a soldier, trial. They were arrested Dec. 1,
were hanged in .Amman Aug. 15, 1969, allegedly in possession of se-
for allegedly having spied for Is- curity secrets.
Arab Federation Seen as Threat
as France Continur.s to Ship Jets
2 Jordanians Hanged as Alleged Spies for Israel
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Reliable o to gain from the new grouping.
Israeli sources who have studied Libya wants to push further into
the statement on the signing of the the Arab world, buying her way
new Arab federation see a poten- along with her enormous resources.
tial threat to Israel in the form Egypt wants financial aid from
of French Mirage jets launched Libya and her strategic next-door
from Egyptian or Syrian, as well support. Syria is seeking an emer-
gence from her isolation from the
as Libyan, airfields.
bulk of the Arab world, as well
They note that the federation
as benefits from Libya's resources.
will have a united training-and-
Sources pointed out that Libya,
operations command for deploy-
ment of the services and equip- through her strong financial po-
sition, has twice already dragged
ment of any of the three partners.
Egypt into action; first in call-
Moreover, they point out, Libya
ing for an Arab summit meeting
has a token unit at the Suez Canal
on Jordan's action against the
front, and Libyan planes could be
Palestinian terrorists in Jordan,
deployed along the canal or from
then in pushing Egyptian Presi-
Make 'em holler uncle!
Syria, (In Paris Sunday it was
dent Anwar Sadat into acting in
reliably reported that France will
the Sudan during the later-
continue Mirage shipments to aborted Communist revolt there.
Libya. The future of the federa-
In Washington, State Depart-
tion, however, is still unknown.
For the time being, all three ment spokesman Robert J. Mc-
partners appear to be cooperating Closkey said that the new Arab
and the referenda on the new align- Federation's unity statement was
ment are certain to be approved "equally nnfortunate in the same
PEST CONTROL SERVICE. Inc.
by the Egyptian, Libyan and sense about which we commented
Guaranteed Control of Roaches,
about Minister Dayan's statement
Mice, Spiders and Clover Mites.
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But each of the three states is
McCloskey said then that Israel
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's
remark Aug. 19 that Israel should
act like a "permanent" or "estab-
lished" regime in the occupied
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and "inconsistent" with United
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tion 242 of Nov. 22, 1967, the basis
for Middle East negotiations.
McCloskey said of the new Arab
declaration: "They talk about not
negotiating with Israel and not
negotiating on the Palestine ques-
tion. In our view that is inconsis-
tent (with Resolution 242), which
the Egyptian government told us,
as well as Ambassador (Gunnar
V.) Jarring (the Mid East inter-
mediary), it accepts.' That reso-
lution, McCloskey continued, "calls
for an agreement between the par-
ties for a just and lasting peace,"
and "it is difficult to see how the
parties can move toward a peace
settlement in accord with the Se-
curity Council resolution if they
talk about only what cannot be
Long after you have gone, forests in Israel
renewing themselves in the cycle of sea-
The State Department's sharp
sons, will keep your memory ever green.
criticism came as the Egyptian
When making your Will, provide that a .
minister of state for foreign
forest in Israel be planted in your name or
affairs, Hafez Ismail, left Cairo
in that of someone dear to you, handing
on a three-week tour to Den-
down your last wish from generation to
mark, Finland, Sweden, Norway,
Iceland and France to obtain
support for Egypt's position in
A bequest to the J.N.F. is a bequest to the
the General Assembly, which
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