ckerinan - AssumeS' National :Leadership in UJA
The-Assumption of the national chairman.ship of the United Jewish
responsibilities 'gained added . support in action taken at the Jerusalem
Zuckernian won national aeclaini - this week: The UJA's-
. .= conference. this:meek with Zuckerman assuming his new leadership- role.
Commentary and Boris Smolar's Column on Page 2
Review of Jewish News
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$8.00 Per Year; This Issue 25c October 22, 1971
Ira -Herz' Role in JNF
constructed at Notable
oric Basle Celebrations
, :Special to The Jewish News
70th anniversary of the Jewish
National Fund--in the very hall in the
which it first was proclaimed in a
,resointioiithat was :adopted at the Fifth World Zionist Congress by
Herniami :SCliapira and was seconded by Dr. Theodor Herzl-
more 4404809- Celebrants joined on Sunday
-,acclabiling the land fund of the
Zionist- movement: -
_Preeedettisi a conference of JNF leaders
from 17 Countries„- the JNF anniversary cele-
bration..:niginmed -- an international character -
and drew :reaffirmation in the necessity for
continuingJhe• labors for land redemption,
FONDS NATIONAL JUll.
Ceszthiniti: of efforts for- the JNF was emphasized at all the ses-
sions of the World Council of the JNF which were conducted by its
pre* dank. Hernia Weisman Of New York, president of the Zionist
1:kwainhaglaw=st.Ameriea and the JNF of the U. S. The JNF World
Counlitivathined, session for two days and then carried , on db.-
eusalins4eirjubire _planning In Zurich.
larselkIltainily:Frime Minister Yigal Allon addressed the public rally
in eEttaits Casino_ as well as the conference and at the latter he ex-
pressed theimpeAhat-a-forest will be planted at Her Canaan near Safed
in honarief, the
_ ',.Palitach, the Israel fighting force of which he was one_
.of the liadeilL Enthused by the idea, Rosser Chin, president of the JNF
.r-ngta:Alidedged:a :substantial sum personally and on the spot -$250,-
000 :vnittlile4gink. ior:the planting of a 100,000-tree Paimach Forest. -
- -Aviiii540cferiinient leaders joined in acclaiming the Keren -Kayemet
on - - ita::Annivitusary; and
• major addresses were delivered by Yaakov
Tskir,- -Warld:President of the JNF; Louis Aryeli Pincus„chairman of the
World; Zionist Exeeutive, and Allon.
(Continued on Page 5)
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Golda Meir told the cabinet that she expects
the United States to• resume deliveries of Phantom jets to Israel immediately. Cabinet
secretary_Michael Nir told reporters that Mrs. Meir's statement was made in the course
of a wide-ranging political report in which she referred to Foreign Minister Abba
Eban's discussions with U.S. Secretary of State William
P. Rogers last week and the
latter's assertion afterward that the U.S. would review its military
Israel in light of President Nixon's pledge to maintain the balance of. military power
in the Middle East.
Mrs. Meir, who is acting foreign minister in Eban's absence, deplored the joint
Egyptian Soviet communique issued in Moscow in which the USSR undertook to
strengthen Egypt's military capacity.
• The cabinet officially welcomed a resolution endorsed by 78 U.S. senators
urging the Nixon administration to resume the supply of Phantoms to Israel without
Proposals have been broached to Israel for a senior American official to be en-
trusted as a•mediator to further efforts to obtain an interim agreement between Israel
- and Egypt to reopen the Suez
Canal. The idea was reportedly under consideration by
U.S. officials at the United Nations. It envisions an American diplomat playing a role
similar to that of Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring.
Senate Resolution on Jet Deliveries Virtually Assured of Passage
(JTA) — Seventy-eight senators of both major parties have en-
a resolution calling
on the Nixon administration to resume deliveries of 'Phan-
tom jets to Israel "without further delay" in order to maintain the balance of military
in' the Middle East. Political observers here said that with more than three
quarters of the Senate's membership
behind it, the measure was virtually assured of
passage. A State Department spokesman said Friday that the administration always took
into account by the Senate on these matters but said Israel's request -for
more Phantoms was still under review.
The resolution, introduced on the floor, by Sen.
Hugh Scott (R., Pa.) the minority
eader, also urged the administration to provide Israel with "supporting equipment and
assistance as are essential to maintain
Israel's deterrent capacity" and to "reaffirm
the importance -of secure and redefensible
borders" to be "negotiated
by the parties
" The u 'on goes to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
' Committee chairman Sen.
not among its
sponsors • Neither was S en. Mike Mansfield (D., Mont.), the
(Continued on Page 12)
Lebanese Jew -Ia‘ in Syria -
human, Prison Conditions
(4TA)--The International Conference for Jews in Arab States revealed
ere.thiig-art Attalah, a prominent Lebanese Jewish leader who was kidnaped las t
is ,„ being detained in a Syrian prison under "particularly inhuman
oat/d at:7 ' *-
The ,Conference, -which as headed by the ' president of • the French Senate, Alain
F. Poher ssJ9i _that "without the alightest doubt, it is obvious now
that Mr. Attalah was
onier to be taken and detained in Syria."
AOCOitling -40. reliable sources here, it seems that Attalah, who served as secre-
[ - tars' rgeisetarot the Councll of Lebanese Jews, was suspected by the Syrians of having
headed-a4ewish network engaged in the rescue of Syrian Jews who wanted to flee the
Kosygin's Ottawa Remarks Hint
at Approval of Family Reunification
, OTTAWA - (JTA). — Soviet Premier Aleksei N. Kosgin, -speaking to
parlianientary session here Wednesday morning, said. of Jewish protest within the
- USSR: "There are dissidents in every country, and if you wish we can-send you some."
Authoritative sources told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the members of
the-House of Commons External Affairs and Defense Committee, who heard Kosygin's
remarks jointly , judged him to be favorably inclined toward considering earlier
proposals for _the. reunification of Soviet Jews with their families in. Canada.
- The proposals were submitted to Kosygin in Moscow last . May by Prime
Minister Pierre *Elliott Trudeau.
Ia his remarks Kosygin contended that Soviet Jewish. emigration was on the
Attillali; who, mysteriously disappeared from 'a central Beirut street on Sept. 8, -
increase. He said - 4,667 had left up to and including 1964; 750 in 1965; 1,613 in 1966;
wan, according to thes
e sources, kidnaped by Syrian agents. Syria has been trying for
1,109 in 1967; 2,100 in 1969; and 4,150 in the first eight months of 1971
some - ffme. now to crush any Jewish attempt to help its small Jewish community
Th e sources did not report a Kosygin figure for 1968. -
flee • abroad:: '
The premier also pointed to what he called the greater educational and cultural
Accerdieg to the same sources, Attalah had been drugged and taken across
achieVements of Soviet Jews as compared with other gioups. The "2,151,000 Jews in.
the 'Lebsoise-SYrian border - aboard -a Syrian, ambulance. He has since been de-
the USSR" constitute .9 per cent of the population, he said. But there are nine times
:. Weed - Ist:ra:41rbee: belonging.to the Syrian "Denzieme Bureau," Syria's official
as - many .jews _with higher education than other Russians and 17 times as many
as other national groups. Also, he said 9.8 per cent of the Soviet literary and media
- -::-Leimitise: pollee- investigations have finally managed to discover who kidnaped
world and 8 per cent of the artistic world is Jewish (Kosygin's figures have been chal-
Attalah•lait.where he is - currently being detained, but they aren't talking.
lenged by' demographers.).
Seivisli:cireles in Paris, which are now aware - of Attalah's fate, believe that he
Efforts by Canadian rabbis to present a petition to Premier Kosygin failed
heldBiidieParticularly inhuman conditions in a Prison on the outskirts of DamaScus.
Tuesday when the police- revoked a permit for a march past the Soviet Embassy
'+°111 reign _interventions on Attalah's behalf have failed up till now to secure
12,000 Canadian Jews massed here to protest the treatment of Jews in the
his tilentte*reven an improvement in the conditions of his detention.
USSR.:The police have
taking extra security precautions since the assaulting
All* International Conference _for Jews:in the Arab States also disclosed that 12
or Kosygin -on Monday. been
by a Hungarian:refugee- ,crying-"Long,live free Hungary."
Syrian Awk-,-,incbidhig four children,: are being held by the Syrians on charges of
- Before Tuesday's three-hour march through this canital's downtown area, Rabbi
hat"iis).ed,20 flee the country.
Gunther Plant of . Toronto told the ,crowd: "We are not a bomb-throwing group , but I
(Tb#;.iletruit4ewisk Community Council, in a memo to_all constituent amanita-
want everyone to know that we are a militant group. There -was- a time When we
ti o4sys*almckapon-', Ihe.;JeWtsh -:alinonitm
tY to send-Y4re* and letters-,of protest to the° -
pleaded and -begged,- that time is 'gone.- We. stand up to demand justice. No pleading,
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