Arab-Jewish Welcomes Anticipated for Waldheim Middle East Visit;
Egypt's Interest in a Palestinian State Denied by Spokesman
PARIS (JTA) — Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister
Mohammed Hassan el Zayyat declared here Monday that
Egypt "welcomes" the coming visit of UN Secretary
General Kurt Waldheim to the Middle East. At the same
time, he denied that Egypt had suggested the creation
of a Palestinian state.
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El Zayyat's statements followed an hour-long talk
here Monday with French Foreign Affairs Minister Michel
Jobert. French circles described the meeting as "warm
El Zayyat said: "We are not the Palestinians' spokes.
men, the decision concerning a Palestinian state is for
them to make." As for Waldheim, el Zayyat said the
UN secretary general could come to Egypt "whenever
The Egyptian foreign minister expressed the desire
that the debate on the Middle East at the UN Security
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COJO Inaugurates World Jewish
Education Program; 'Unimpaired'
Struggle Pledged to USSR Jewry
Levich Ill, 8 Jews Reported
Beaten in USSR Oppression
NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish sources here and in London re-
ported that Evgeny Levich has had attacks of intestinal disorders and
has lost consciousness several times, that eight Moscow Jewish
activists were severely beaten by Russian prison guards while serving
a 16-day sentence for a public demonstration, and that Jewish prisoner
Victor Boguslaysky was released several days ago from Camp 19
of the Potma forced labor camp in Mordovia.
The National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported that Prof.
Yuval Neeman, president of Tel Aviv University, in a telephone con-
versation with sources in the Soviet Union, learned that Levich has
been given no medical aid for his intestinal disorder or after losing
consciousness while working in the Siberian labor camp. According
to the sources, when Levich blacked out he was transferred to the
medical center in Tisksi on the Laptev Sea several hundred miles
above the Arctic Circle, but the doctors there received orders from
the KGB to return him to work.
According to reports reaching here, Jewish sources in Moscow
said that the eight Jewish activists who were beaten had protested
Soviet government refusal to let them emigrate to Israel. The beat-
ings, according to the report, took place June 29, the day after the
eight were arrested in a Moscow subway for displaying signs saying,
"I want to go to Israel." They were finally released Friday.
Jewish sources in the Soviet Union reported that Boris Penson,
who is serving a 10-year term in Camp 19 in Potma, has been threat-
ened that he will be transferred to the camp in Perm where conditions
Galina Khantsis, daughter of Yosef Khantsis, wrote to the com-
mandant of the camp in Kirov where her father is imprisoned stating
that she has not received any mail from him for a considerable time.
Nearly 1,000 Russian immigrant children in Israel are among
6,000 children spending their summer vacations in 26 camps through-
out the world operated by the international Agudath Israel movement.
The Russian children were the recipients of special scholarship grants
by the Russian Immigrant Rescue Fund, a spokesman for the Agudath
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Jewish Organizations (COJO) decided
GENEVA (JTA) — The World Conference of
to set up a foundation to foster and develop Jewish education throughout the world. The
foundation will operate on a basic budget of $600,000 per year supplied by participating
agencies and will also ask host countries to contribute additional funds. The foundation's
main tasks, as defined by Jewish Agency Chairman Louis A. Pincus, will be to train teach-
ers, produce adequate text books and establish a central pedagogic institute in Jerusalem.
Pincus, who spoke at the concluding session of the two-day conference, gave France,
"a country with one of the saddest situations in this field," as an example of what such a
foundation could do. He said that "With a little help from COJO, France could find within
itself the necessary fund to the tune of $200- to $300,000 per year needed for Jewish educa-
tion." The Jewish Agency chairman said that this money can be found in France without
any cuts in the funds raised either for French UJA or for Israel.
Pincus, who was elected chairman of COJO, said Tuesday that the struggle for
Soviet Jewry "is only at its midpoint" and has not yet reached a termination. The struggle,
he told a press conference here, "will go on unimpaired."
Pincus disclosed that COJO will try to coordinate the activities of its various mem-
bers in their relations with Christian churches and organizations.
In reply to a question by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Pincus said that COJO
"does not plan at this stage to open a bureau in Rome to deal with relations with the Vati-
can." He said that the three main international organizations participating in COJO, the
World Zionist Organization, the World Jewish Congress and Bnai Brith, will continue their
individual activities but consult each other within the COJO framework.
Summing up the nature and role of COJO which was established in 1965 by Dr.
views is today "the wides t Jewish political
Nahum Goldmann, Pincus said the international body
body, a platform for consultation, exchange of and coordination of action."
He said that when COJO was established 'ewe were not sure how it would shape.
Today we know exactly where we are going. It is not yet an executive body, and it is not
composed in accordance with any political yardstick, but it provides guidance and co-
perhaps achieved in the COJO com-
Pincus said the most important progress "was
mission for education. Within one year it has established itself as a world Jewish body for
education, embracing the two education departments of the Jewish Agency, the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Alliance Israelite Universelle, ORT, Otsar Hatorah,
Ad Hoc international Terrorism Committee
idol Concrete Action Viewed With Pessimism
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — A 35-nation ad hoc committee on international
terrorism began formal discussion of what collective action could be taken by the
world community to deal with the problem of terrorism. The committee was established
by the UN General Assembly last December to consider observations and "concrete
proposals" from member states. According to the UN, observations from 38 states
have been received so far.
Observers here said it was highly questionable whether the body, which will
be meeting through Aug. 10, will be able to agree on a formula for concrete action
to submit to the General Assembly when it next convenes in September, largely
because of the sharply divergent views among member states as to what constitutes
The committee is a direct outgrowth of the Sept. 5, 1972, massacre of 11 Israeli
Olympic athletes by Arab terrorists in Munich. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim said,
however, that he had no specific sitution in mind when he asked the General Assembly.
on Sept. 8, to put the issue of terrorism on its agenda. The UN Assembly did so in face
of vigorous opposition from the Arab states. But Israel itself was bitterly disappointed
that the Assembly took no action beyond passing a resolution creating the multi-national
ad hoc committee to give further study to the problem. Israel UN Ambassador Yosef
Tekoah declared at the time that the resolution setting up the committee "makes sheer
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Sen. Jackson, National Jewish Leaders
Reject Fulbright Israel, 175511 Stands
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D., Wash.) replied sharply to
a blistering attack by his Arkansas fellow Democrat, Sen. J. William Fulbright, who
contended in a speech here that the Jackson Amendment aimed at a renewal of the
Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told a meeting
of the American Bankers Association that the Jackson Amendment, which would with-
hold most-favored-nation trade status from the Soviet Union unless the latter permitted
free emigration for its Jewish and other citizens, amounted to interference in Russia's
internal affairs and sought "the redress of only one of many injustices of the Soviet
Jackson, appearing on an ABC television interview, called Fulbright's presenta-
tion "sheer nonsense." He declared that the purpose of his amendment which has 77 -
sponsors in the U.S. Senate, "is just to bring about a tiny bit of freedom for Jew and
Gentile" in the USSR.
He charged that Fulbright, along with Soviet Communist Party Secretary Leonid
I. Brezhnev, is "an advocate of one-way deals with Russia — we give and they take."
Jackson said, "I want to see genuine cooperation, not fine sounding words. Genuine
cooperation must be based on easing the tensions of the cold war by
movement of the people and ideas between East and West."
Fulbright, among the minority of senators who oppose the Jackson Amendment,
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