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August 03, 1973 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-03

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tJn Relevancy Hinges on Action in Urgent Matters, Anti-Terror Committee

—The U.S. representative to
the 35-nation United Nations
ad hoc committee on inter-
national terrorism told the
committee that prompt UN
action to deal with the prob-
lem was urgent.
Ambassador W. Tapley
Bennett, deputy permanent
representative on the Secur-
ity Council, said that "If the
United Nations is to be con-
sidered an organization rele-
vant to the needs of today's
world, it is going to have to
grapple with and seek rea-
sonable compromises on is-
sues of urgency, even though
approaches to such issues
may be greatly divergent, as
in the present case."
Bennett added that the
U.S. believes that the ad hoc
committee "can and ought
to make significant progress"
in dealing with the immedi-
ate problem, "the export of
violence to innocent per-
He said actions must be
taken in such a way as "to
strengthen basic human
rights" and that there was
no reason "why measures to
protect human life should
conflict with other human
rights, such as self-determin-
ation and individual liberty."
Bennett proposed adoption
of a convention dealing with
the spread of international
terrorism to third countries
as one that could be taken
The Japanese representa-
tive at the ad hoc committee
said the recent hijacking of
the Japan Air Lines jumbo
jet stressed again the seri-
ousness of the problem of
international terrorism and
the urgent need to adopt ef-
fective measures at the na-
tional as well as the inter-
national level.
Tadashi Ohtaka said the
General Assembly should
condemn international ter-
rorism, and concrete meth-
ods for combatting it should
be established and put into
effect as soon as possible.
In Tel Aviv Transport
Minister Shimon Peres said
it is imperative for interna-
tional organizations respon-
sible for air travel safety to
meet inunediately to imple-
ment measures to ensure
such safety.
Speaking to representatives
of airline companies, Peres
called for an about war
against hijackers: a war
against terrorists by every
nation, punishment of hi-
jackers and preventing them
from finding asylum in any
country, and alertness at air-
ports by airport authorities
and airlines.
For e i g n Minister Abba
Eban said the Japanese jet-
liner affair proved the futility
of hijacking. He said its
finale in Benghazi showed
Libya to be the "pathologi-
cal capital of the world."
Speaking to an internation-
al audience of visiting youth,
Eban said Libya is the place
"to which the crazed hi-
jackers almost naturally
gravitated." Contentions that
Israel was vulnerable to
such attacks, Eban said,
proved to be exaggerated by
the fact that the abductors
refrained from entering Is-
raeli air space.
(The Libyan government

announced that the hijackers
of the JAL jumbo jet will
go on trial as common crim-
inals. No date for the trial
was given in the announce-
ment of the Libyan informa-
tion minister.
(Libyan authorities said
they rejected the hijackers'
appeal to be "treated as
revolutionaries struggling
against tyranny." The gov-
ernment is sure the hijackers
are not defenders of any
cause but are after only
money, adventure and fame,
it said.)
In Amsterdam the chair-
man of the Dutch Civil Avia-
tion Commission, Jan C.
Fonteyn, said that "not much

can be done" to prevent air-
line hijacking and contended

that "the world will have to
learn to live with airline hi-
jackings as it has learned to
live with traffic accidents."
Speaking on Dutch tele-
vision, Fonteyn said Holland
had "tried to learn every-
thing possible" from the se-
curity methods of other coun-
tries but, he added, "there
has unfortunately been in-
sufficient international coop-
eration in this area." He did
not elaborate.
The government commis-
sion confirmed that none of
the passengers on the hi-
jacked Japan Airline plane
had undergone security
checks because the Tokyo-
bound plane was not con-
sidered a security risk. The
commission was established
21/2 years ago.
In Bonn, a leading member
of the Christian Democratic
Union-Christian Socialist
Union opposition in West
Germany, Alfred Dregger,
who is 'chairman of the
Hesse CDU, called on the
Bonn government "to wage
relentless war on interna-
tonal terrorism."

Territories Included
in JNF Land Hunt

cov Tsur, chairman of the
Jewish National Fund, said
here that the JNF's policy
was to acquire as much land
as possible, wherever it was
possible, including the ter-
But Tsur, in a radio inter-
view, would not go into de-
tails, saying it was better to
talk less about these matters.
He did say that land is be-
ing acquired in the Gush Et-
Zion area for the development
of existing settlements.
Tsur said land was bought
from anyone willing to sell it,
including companies and re-
ligious institutions. But he
said it was governmental
policy that the land be bought
only by public bodies.
Meanwhile, the JNF has
announced it will build a 6-5-
kilometer four mile road to
link Nazareth to British
Royal Forest which was
planted earlier this year to
honor Queen Elizabeth II sil-
ver wedding anniversary.
The forest, on Mount Deb-
orah, will have 1,000,000
trees. The road, which will
be constructed by blasting out
bedrock, will provide a
scenic view of the Jezreel
Valley, one of Israel's most
beautiful spots.

Dregger said the fight
against terrorism could only
succeed if all states proved
their determination to pur-
sue acts of violence inde-
pendent of political oppor-
He said he fully supported
the Japanese government's
demand on Libya for the ex-
tradition of the terrorists
who hijacked the Japan Air
Line jumbo jet.
Dregger also demanded
that the West German gov-
ernment should go back to
their decision not to ask, for
legal and political reasons,
for the extradition from Lib-
ya of the three. surviving
Arab assassins responsible
for the Munich Olympic mas-
sacre last September. He
said this decision made "a
sheer mockery of the system
of international law."
At a press conference in
East Berlin, Palestine Liber-
ation Organization leader
Yassir Arafat disclaimed any
responsibility by the PLO

for the Japan Air Lines hi-
jack and said the perpetra-
tors should be punished.
Arafat also a tt a ck ed
Bonn's policy on Israel. He
said thousands of millions
of dollars had been sucked
out of the German workers to
support Israel.
Arafat has been in East
Berlin for talks on coopera-
tion and on establishing a
PLO office in the East Ger-
man capital and to attend the
East German World Youth
Meanwhile, 20 young Israeli
Communists were snubbed at
the festival. According to re
ports reaching Bonn, this
was on Moscow's orders to
East Germany because of the
presence of Arafat.
Letter Bomb
Found In Jerusalem
letter bomb was discovered
Monday in the Jerusalem
sorting office, police an-
nounced. It was defused


16—Friday, August 3, 1973

The letter was addressed
in Arabic and mailed in Na-
blus with Israeli stamps and
a Nablus postmark. It con-
tained 60 grams of explosive
and a detonator.

Raw Cement Deal?

LONDON (JTA) — Izves-
tia has charged that the re-
ported cement deal between
the USSR and Israel was a
plant by Israeli propagand-
ists to disrupt Soviet-Arab










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