Hebron Mayor Proposes ME Solution: 'Palestinian State
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The only possible solution to the Palestinian problem is
the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip,
Hebron Mayor Sheikh Mohammed AU Jaabari stated in an interview published
Sunday in the Arab daily "El Anba."
Jaabari said a Palestinian state will be a bridge of friendship between the
Arab countries and Israel. Palestine and Jordan are different entities, he declared,
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adding that the Arab countries are incompetent to solve the Palestinian problem. "The
Palestinians want to live in a free and independent state," Jaabari concluded.
(Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir last week again eliminated consideration of
a Palestinian state as a matter for discussion in solving the Arab-Israeli problems.
Earlier, both Israel defense and foreign ministers Moshe Dayan and Abba Eban
also rejected proposals for a Palestinian state.)
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parole Authority to Permit 800
Russian Jews' Entry Into U.S.
Narrow House Vote Approves
$350,000,000 in Aid to Israel
WASHINGTON (JTA)—By a narrow vote, the House of Representatives
approved on July 26 a $2,800,000,000 foreign aid authorization measure that will
provide $350,000,000 in economic and military assistance to Israel.
After a lengthy debate, the House passed the bill for fiscal 1974 by a
vote of 188-183.
The bill authorizes the extension of $300,000,000 in credit to Israel for
military purchases and $50,000,000 for economic support, the same levels
of aid that were extended to Israel last year.
The administration had requested a reduction in economic support to
$25,000,000 because of a strengthening Israeli economy.
But the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the full $50,000,000
amount because of the continued burden of military defense and the substan-
tial cost to Israel of servicing its foreign debt, Israel is one of the few coun-
tries to have funds specifically earmarked in the authorization bill itself.
Other Middle East countries which may receive aid from the general
funds established include Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
In its presentation to the Foreign Affairs Committee during hearings
on the bill, the administration said Jordan would receive about $65,000,000 in
economic supporting assistance.
In the House debate, Rep. Lee Hamilton (D., hid.), chairman of the
subcommittee on the Near East, said that "Jordan continues to need substan-
tial support to build and strengthen itself in the aftermath of the September
1970 civil war" between the Jordanian army and Palestinian guerrilla groups.
"This request is deemed necessary because of the cutoff in subsidy
payments by Libya and Kuwait in 1970, Jordan's need for heavy defense ex-
penditures and the need for substantial infra-structure investments," Hamil-
Israel will also receive funds from a $20,000,000 program established
to demonstrate American ideas, practices and technology in education. The
program will aid American schools and universities abroad. New restrictions
on the distribution of the funds will restrict the aid to four institutions, in-
cluding one hoaspital and one university in any single cmintry.
In the House debate, however, representatives dir ed that the ad-
ministrator of the program define the Weizmann Institut Science as "a
research institute" rather than a university. This would cicar the way for aid
to Hadassah Hospital, and both the Hebrew University and the Weizmann
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Some 800 Soviet Jews now in Rome who have been
there several months after leaving the USSR with 'exit permits may have a chance
to come to the United States without the customary delay. Attorney General Elli-
ott L. Richardson said that he would use a special authority under U.S. immi-
gration laws to permit the Jews to come to this country.
The exercise of what is known as the Attorney General's Parole Authority
will shorten the waiting period from several months to several days. In 1971, for-
mer Attorney General John N. 'Mitchell said he would use his parole authority to
bring to the U.S. Soviet Jews who had obtained exit visas from the Russian gov-
Richardson said most of the 800 Jews in Rome have no immigration visas
to the U.S. and that they have run into a waiting time of several months because
of paper work in processing their requests to come to the U.S. After coming to this
country as parolees, Soviet citizens may later apply for permanent status. Since
1971 an estimated 425 Soviet Jews and non-Jews have come to the U.S.
NEW YORK (JTA)—The action of United States Attorney General Elliot
L. Richardson to use his parole authority allowing 800 Soviet Jaws now in Rome
quickly to enter the United States is in the finest humanitarian traditions of our
government, Carl Glick and Gaynor I. Jacobson, president and executive vice-
president of United Hias Service, declared Tuesday.
"We have been concerned about the welfare of these refugees who have
been under the aegis of our agency in Rome," Glick said. "Many have been
waiting there for months unable to work and uncertain about their future. Most do
not have U.S. visas. They gathered in Rome after leaving the Soviet Union. They
will come here under the U.S. Attorney General's Parole Authority and will later
be able to apply for permanent status as
USSR Jewish Migrants'
American citizens. The pathway to a new
life has been opened to them and hundreds
Russian Jewish immigration problems
of thousands of UJA dollars, expended by
are aggravating relationships in Israel.
. . . Drop reported in number of new
AJDC (American Joint Distribution Corn-
settlers . . . Detroit Jewish Community
mittee), in care and maintenance costs, have
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brothers ... Detailed stories on Page 14.
3-Member Delegation Dulzin Acting Chairman of Jewish
From USSR in Israel Agency and World Zionist Organization on U.S. Veto Wisdom
TEL AVIV (JTA)—A three-member del-
egation representing the Russian League
for Friendship With Foreign Countries ar-
rived in Israel for a fortnight visit as guests
of the Israel-Russian Friendship League.
r.r6 Q delegation is headed by Moscow Uni-
;ity Professor G. V. Ivanov.
. ne of its members is Jewish writer and
journalist D. S. Dobrushin.
Asked about the numerous decorations he
was wearing, Dobrushin, who speaks some
-Hebrew and Yiddish, said, "My true name is
David Salomon. I am a general in retire-
ment. I am a veteran fighter of the Russian
Dobrushin, who said he is also a writer
and a military correspondent, added, "I in-
tend to give my impressions in writing when
I return to Russia."
Prof. Ivanov said the visitors were not
an official delegation but one that repre-
sents the Russian public. "We came to
learn and see for ourselves what goes on in
Israel and also to meet friends," he said.
Ivanov refused to reply to questions on
aliya from the Soviet Union. He said this
question is dealt with by the competent au-
thorities, but to the best of his knowledge
there are "no difficulties or restrictions as
to Jewish emigration from Russia."
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Leon Dulzin, Jewish Agency treasurer, was elected, in
separate actions, by the World Zionist Organization Executive and the Jewish Agency
Executive as acting chairman of each body to replace Louis A. Pincus.
The WZO Executive also resolved to suggest to the Conference of Jewish
Organizations that Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, chairman of the WZO-American Section,
be acting chairman of COJO until a new chairman is
Pincus headed these three organizations at the
time of his death.
Israeli political observers noted that a choice of
successor to Pincus probably will be delayed until after
the national elections in October to give Premier Golda
Meir more leeway after appointing her cabinet. Agency
leaders from abroad are letting it be known that they
want a man of cabinet rank and are not prepared to
accept a Labor Party political appointment unless he
fits the bill and would be well-known and acceptable in
Some overseas leaders hinted that if no one of
stature is available from the Labor Party ranks—and
there is no iron-clad rule that the head of any of these
bodies must be a Laborite—they may hold out for
Dulzin's permanent appointment.
Dulzin is the president of the World Union of General Zionists and heads the
Liberal Party in Israel.
Four prominent -Israelis are mentioned as possible new chairmen of the Jewish
Agency. They are Deputy Premier Yigal Allon, who is also education minister; Itzhak
Rabin, former chief of staff and ambassador to the United States; Arye Eliav, former
Labor Party secretary general; and Yaacov Tsur, chairman of the Jewish National
Fund. (Related story on Page 10)
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A foreign ministry
spokesman welcomed the United States veto
of the "non-aligned" Security Council reso-
lution. Other observers in Jerusalem, how-
ever, wondered whether it might not have
been wiser to have been satisfied with a
U.S. abstention on a watered-down resolu-
tion that would not have highlighted so
starkly Washington's isolation in its support
It was suggested here that Israel may
have played into Egypt's hands by pressing
for the American veto. It might have been
better for Israel had it agreed to American
attempts to water down the Egyptian draft
without demanding that Washington resort
to the extreme measure of imposing its
veto, these observers thought.
The foreign ministry's statement read:
"The blocking of the unbalanced and un-
just resolution proposed at the Security
Council prevented a serious blow at peace
prospects in the Middle East by its veto,
the United States saved the chance for
negotiations, prevented the effective abroga-
tion of Resolution 242 as an agreed basis
between the parties and enabled Secretary
General (Kurt) Waldheim to make his trip
to the Middle East next month without un-
necessary obstacles. (Continued on Page 6)