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March 31, 1972 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-03-31

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Israel Progressive Policies on West Bank

contler-lie- to put up a cosmetics factory. 'Do
you want to compete, with_ Helena





I am for the people of the - whole .18--Fritlati rkerch 31, 1972
nation doing just as they please
in all matters which concern the
whole nation; for that of each
part doing just as they -choose in
all anittera which:I:concern no
other part; And for eaciii.
•-= ‘- - -ceactiest
doing just as he choosee-in all mat-

RAMAT GAN — "When we say tween man and man. Some days
Gesher Allenby—the Allenby Bridge as many as 3,000. Arabs pass Rubinstein?' I asked him. His
—it is not the physical bridge that through here-107,000 from Jordan answer; 'No, but I see that the
to use
we refer to but the bridge between and other Arab countries passed people here are beginning
cosmetics ,.such . as.brillian-
Israel and the Arab world." With through here on their way- to visit simple toothpaste,;
—Abrahams Lincoln'
these world we were introduced to relatives and to spend their vaca-
this vey sensitive area by the com- tion in Israel. Until -now we allowed make these and sell them right
mander who has ben responsible them to stay from two -weeks to here.'
"'But it will take. Ton 'several
for all that has taken place here three months. From now on we
, since 1967. We <were standing ,on.a -will allow -them. -to_ stay , for one years . before you will begin. to
hill overlooking the entire-complex. year if they so desire. Look at make a profit." 'I know that too.
- Some 200 Israelis representin" that line of trucks standing there But I also know that you will be
educators, communal leaders, goy: —some 25 wainting in line. Yester- around and I will do good busi-
"ernment officials and students met day these trucks were loaded with ness.' " -
In the same vein, Dr, Amonon
at the Hotel Shoresh some eight vegetables grown here, in the Weil,
Cohen reported , about ,,a _very
miles west of Jerusalem for Bank. -
a seminar on "Pour-Years of Is-
The Arabs sold their produce prominent Arab in the West
raeli Rule in the West Bank." It in Jordan: From there it is trans- Bank who came to him for advice.
was organized by the ,ministry of ported to other Arab countries. "'I have quite a large sum of
All these trucks will be carefully money in a bank of one of the
The army officers seemed to inspected, but the way we are set Arab countries. I would like to
be modest, well informed, well up it is now 11:30 a.m. and by bring the money here and invest
intentioned, efficient and humane. 2 o'clock they will be on their it in the West Bank.' "
• • •
They possessed a keen sense of way home to reload and go back
In Jericho we were shown a
humor. a prereaulsite for such an to Jordan tomorrow."
newly erected bet aribal, a pack-
* • *
exacting job. The conclusion of
Dr. Amnon Cohen of Tel Aviv Uni-
In Tul kliem we asked Major ing house for fruits and vegetables.
versity, who also is an army com- Levi, commander of the area, pay IL 3 (72 cents) for a kilo (2
mander in the West Bank, was "How do you distinguish between pounds) of tomatoes in Tel Aviv
"En Haskima aval yesh Hash- the reliable Arabs and the sus- when we can produce tomatoes
lama." Arabs may not fully agree pect?" His reply was, "I have here and sell it at a third of that
with our being here, but they have under my - commend 130,000 Arabs price.
"You have just come from Jeru-
learned to accent it, "Diplomats and I have 130,000 suspects. Our
may snend months and years in attitude is that we don't interfere salem, which is some 2,400 feet
peace talks, but here at Allenby in their daily lives and we are above sea level.
Here in Jericho we are some
Bridge we are actually creating willing to help them with their
peace," to auote again the com- problems, so long as 'they don't 1,200 feet below sea level. A differ-
of 3,800 feet. In Jerusalem
mander of the bridge area. "For. interfere with the security in
You had snow today, here we had
after all, what is peace but tin area."-
"In what language do you speak rain and sunshine. Jericho is a
natural hothouse." This from the
to them?"
Association for Aged
"Arabic, of course. To me this representative of the agricultural
is no problem because I was born ministry.
in Israel Eyes 1974
in Egypt. But here is Lt. Green-
Then he introduced the Arab
Building Completion
berg, he was born in Poland but manager of the packing plant, who
NEW YORK—The end of 1974 he learned to speak Arabic. In told us: "This plant was put up at
has been set as the target date by fact, I insist that all officers and a cost of IL 800,000 ($192.000).
the Association for the Planning soldiers in my command must Half of it was paid by the Itrael
ministry of agriculture, the other
and Development of Services for know the language."
the Aged for the completion of new
Sgan Aluf Mintz, head of the half by the Arab farmers' coopera-
regional centers, expansion of office of economics and agricul- tive. In one or two years we hope
some existing facilities and the ture in the West Bank. gave us to pay back the Israeli govern.
opening of new geriatric wards in some interesting facts. "The Arab ment and the plant will be all ours.
general hospitals in Israel, it was farmers in the area were stuck All farmers are happy to bring
reported by Edward ' Ginsberg, with huge auantities of water their products here. Look at one
chairman of the Joint Distribu- melons after the Six-Day War. We fact. The farmer was getting 20
tion Committee.
arranged to have them transported agorot (.048 cents) for a kilo
"Of equal importance is the and sold in Jordan. But we did not of egg -plant. Here we give him 82
broad range of services being de- want them to ever again be de. agorot, four times as much. Here
veloped in many communities to pendent on Jordan. Besides there we pack our produce and AGRES-
help keep the aged at home," Gins- was no money in water melons. CO, the Israeli export company,
berg added. "Although some facil-
"So we taught them to raise egg ships it to European countries. We
ities are being built for the well plants and tobacco and other employ here 60 men and women
aged there is a critical shortage profitable crops. In 1971 the West and we pay them a good wage."
of facilities for nursing cases. Con- Bank Arabs raised 200,000 tons of ' The West Bank Arabs may have
sequently, the association plans to egg plant mostly for export to been' bewildered after the Six-Day
reserve two-thirds of the new in- European countries. Tobacco is War. But they have learned slowly
stitutional beds for these cases." bought up by Israel. Every day but surely that it is simply good
The facilities will be available some 35,000 Arabs go across to business to cooperate with the Is-
to all of Israel's aged, not just Israel to work and earn more raelis. This is co-existence in prac-
those who have recently ar- money than they ever dreamed tice. It is in that spirit that they
rived in Israel, he said. This possible. This helps both the econ- are preparing for their first muni-
reflects a change in JDC's Mal. omy of Israel and the West Bank. cipal elections under Israeli rule.
ben program which was set up
"The diplomats may talk and
"But the West Bank Arabs also
ciCALL TODAY '3414800:-
in Israel in 1949 to care. for are interested in small industry. talk of peace, but here we actually
aged, ill and handicaped im- One Arab came to ask for• Permit 'create the peace."
Because of the increasing num-
ber of aged in Israel. JDC/Mal-
ben helped to organize the Associa-
tion for the Planning and Develop-
ment of Services for the Aged in
1969 and agreed to' provide half
of the association's IL 35,000.000
($8,300,000) five-year budget. The
remainder. was to come from co-
operating local_ groups.
Daily departurea, including guarcintied apace on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and-Sundays, to Acqq:403, Ilia - "ftivisra of
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