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August 24, 1973 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-24

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inaugural: Middle East Airlines' Newest Tel Aviv-to-Beirut Service i

It happened last week: . a ately charged that the hi-
plane left Lydda Airport, 1,jacker was not a Libyan but
taking 125 Libyans from Is- an Israeli who intended to
rael to Beirut. take the plane to Lod. But
The plane was hijacked by within a matter of hours, it
a Libyan from Benghazi to : was confirmed in reports
the Israel airport. When a from Libya that the hijacker
passenger returned to the Al-Touni was born in Al -
Zentan in Libya, that his
mother said he was a mental
case, that he worked for an
insurance company and
could not hold on to a job.
He carried a Libyan passport
issued June 24.
When he was apprehended
• by Israeli police, Al-Touni
said he meant no harm, that
MOHAMMED AL-TOUNI
his intention was to prove
plane to resume his journey Arabs and Israelis can live
to Lebanon, an Israeli colonel together in friendship.
said to him:
Defense Minister Moshe
"You realize what this is. I Dayan and Army Chief of
It's the inaugural flight of Staff David Elazar rushed to
MEA's new Tel Aviv to Lod as soon as the news of
Beirut air route." ' the hijack and its diversion
to Israel was reported. Both
The plane was hijacked by
37-year-old Mohammed Has- officials offered the pilot of
san Al-Touni. His fellow pas- the plane any aid he re-
quired.
sengers, who were cowed by
Passengers applauded the
his two pistols and the single
shot he fired without causing Israeli commandos when they
damage, said he was "drunk seized the hijacker.
They were taken to an area
and deranged."
of the airport landing space
But at least one Libyan
and given refreshments and
couldn't resort to realism.
cookies.
Saleh Al Senoussi, the Libyan
Mayor Harry Veiner, the
ambassador to Iraq, immedi-
Jewish mayor of Medicine
Hat, Alberta, says he is pre-
pared to pay up to 55,000 to-
ward Al-Touni's legal fees.
Mayor Viener said he cabl-
To All Our
ed his offer to Jerusalem be-
Relatives
cause he believed that the hi-
and Friends
jacker, however misguided,
committed his act because
We are retiring to
he hoped it would further
North Miami Beach,
Middle East peace. "I think
Florida
this man was trying to say
something to all of us and
we should listen. If I can
help, I will," the mayor said.
The question of 'whether
Israel might extradite Al-
Touni, if requested to do so
by an Arab state, was raised
at a cabinet meeting.
According to reports in
Arab newspapers, the Leba-
♦ OVER ACTUAL COST
nese government was consid-
ering asking Israel to extra-
140 BRAND NEW

dite the 37-year-old Libyan.
1973 FORD LIDS

Israel took a calculated
2 DR. HARDTOPS
risk when it allowed the hi-
ALL TO BE SOLD

jacked airliner to land at Lod
IMMEDIATELY

Airport Aug. 16, Minister
AVIS FORD will handle
Without Portfolio Israel Ga-
All financing at low bank rates. 10.
lili disclosed here.
"We preferred to take the
29200 TELEGRAPH

(AT 12 MILE)
risk because we feared the
hijacker might blow up the
354-3000

plane in the air and we
would bear responsibility be-
cause we did not prevent it,"
Galili said on a television
interview.

SHALOM

ROSE & JOE
AINBINDER

X25



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♦ AVIS FORD ♦

Slugger Stands Up to the Bigots

By ROBERT E. SEGAL

(A Seven Arts Feature)

"What am I supposed to d-
-stop hitting?"
Good question Hank Aare ,
of the Atlanta Braves ha
been asking as he Come
within a few clouts of Bab-
Ruth's all-time major leag".1
record of 714 home runs. If
some super-brain can comp
up with a logical answer
truly lacking in hypocrisy, tc
Hank's question, scores o'
observations about prejudie -
in America will be countered
But chances are that no
honest human can give ar
effective rejoinder to Hank.
He has hit many of our
countrymen's predilection for
prejudice squarely on the
button. The biased can only
sonirm.
Many of the 600 or so let-
ters a day coming now to the
Atlanta slugger tells him, in
effect, that Babe Ruth's
home run record is sacro-
sanct, not to be stopped.
Were Hank not black, man-
of the letters might not be s'-
nasty. "Some peonle seem te
sense that I'm getting into an
area where no Mick man has
a right to be," the likeable
ball player has commented.

Ban Is Sought
on PLO Office
Set for Berlin

TinNN (JTA) An oppnsi-
lien member of the Rundec



29200 TELEGRAPH (AT 12 MILE)

AVIS FORD 354-3000

The first wealth is health.
—Ralph W. Emerson.

Air Conditioning Business
CALL PAUL SIEGAL

The

HE WILL ADOPT YOU AND
GIVE YOU AN EXPERT JOB
AT A LOW PRICE TO BOOT

CALL RING BROS. 353-1060

"A BRYANT DEALER"

ORDER YOUR '74 FORD NOW!

I'LL GIVE YOU 5 LBS. OF MATZHOS IF
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PHIL SCHOSTAK

SEE OR CALL "PHIL"
THE CAR BROKERS KNOW
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OPEN MONDAY & THURSDAY TIL 9 ► '.M.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Al-Touni was remanded in
"When Al-Touni was re-
custody for 15 days by a .Ter- moved from the plane he had
usalem magistrate.
a half bottle of whiskey in his
Judge Moshe Goldberg de - possession, it was learned. He
nied his request for release had also purchased four shots
pending trial. The judge de- of whiskey from the steward
scribed Al-Touni's act as during the flight.
"serious." If convicted, he
Israel has billed the Lab-
faces a possible life sentence. ; anese Middle East Airways
The hijacker was sub- the dollar equivalent of IL
subjected to prolonged inter- 7,000 ( about $1,750) for fuel
rogation and was examined and other services supplied
by a nsychiatrist. He claimed to the hijacked MEA Boeing
throughout that his action 707.
was motivated by a desire to
The bill itemized, among
prove that Arab and Jewish
other things, 2,830 litres of
nations could live in peace.
fuel pumped into the plane
He claimed that he did not
and routine servicing and
intend to use the two pistols
landing fees.
lie brandished when he seized
the Lebanese Middle East But food and refreshments
Airways Boeing 707 Cyprus provided to the passengers
and ordered it to fly to Israel and crew of the Lebanese
His mother was quoteckby airliner during its brief stay
he radio as saying that he in Israel are "on the house."
had been mentally ill since They will be paid for by the
his childhood. Israel Transport Ministry..

tag warned Monday that the
opening of a Palestine Lib
eration Organization office
'n rest Berlin would create
I perfect base for Arab hi-
jacknrs and assassins an('
'IT - led Four Power efforts to
nrevent it.
Friedrich Zimmerman, of
the Christian Socialist Union
(CSU), called on the West
German government to ask
the three Western powers in
Berlin — U.S., Britain and
France — to intercede with
the Soviet Union to put pres-
sure on East Germany to
ban the PLO office.
Zimmerman said the pres-
ence of a PLO office in East
Berlin would be a contra-
vention of the Four Power
agreement on Berlin to keep
the city free of tensions and
international conflicts.
He said such an office
would endanger the security
of West Berlin because it is
no longer difficult to travel
between East and West.

in IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN UNCLE

12—Friday, August 24, 1973

i

"I can't believe this kind of
resentment."
Hank Aaron realizes that
Babe Ruth was the greatest
baseball player the world
has ever known. He doesn't
want to dent the mighty
Lille's reputation. But as he
says, what's a fellow to do,
top hitting?
Perhaps up out of the ball
diamond, perhaps emerging
from near-deification of Babe
Ruth's record and the psy-
chic bar now raised against
Hank Aaron, we can take a
refresher course in prejudice
and benefit thereby.
For what is prejudice but
.‘ emotional, rigid attitude
toward an entire group of
people? What is the irration-
al process by which we pick
out objects for contempt,
then deliberately screen out
that which we might other-
wise admire in those
scorned?
Prejudices are judgments
stoutly defended. When we
choose to go on including in
Clem, we sell short the
scrappy Hank Aarons of this
world. And come to think of
we also sell ourselves
short.

,

The Canadian suit
you had to smuggle.

Until now, the only way you could get this
distinctive Canadian designed suit (We can't
mention the name) was to buy it in Canada. That
sometimes meant smuggling, and a lot of hassle.
Now we otfer this same suit in beautiful downtown
Warren. No borders to cross. We have a complete
selection of these famous Toronto tailor-mades.
Our price is a little higher but we pay the duty and
bring them in legally. Save time, gas and a possible
embarrassing time at the border. Visit Van Dyke in
Warren. You'll find a lot of import goodies not
common in the Detroit area. That's why were
about a year ahead of Detroit.

-

CLOTHIERS FOR 1 MEN

9 Mile at Van Dyke. Warren • 45520 Van Dyke, Utica

Open 1119 Thurs. & Fri. Sat. Id 7

An Urgent Call to
Congregations, Organizations and Individuals .. .

Help Provide Necessary
High Holy Days Assistance

hinds For Needy in Israel

SUPPORT THE MIZRACHI GIFT PACKAGE CAMPAIGN !

Read the facts in this reprint from The Jewish News of August 10, 1973

Detroit Mizrachi Launches Rosh Hashana
Campaign to Assist Needy Israelis for Holiday

Detroit Mizrachi this
week launched its annual
campaign to assist needy
Israelis with necessities
of Rosh Hashana.
Because the High Holi-
days are fast approaching,
the Mizrachi Organization
of Detroit already has be-
gun its annual campaign
to assist the needy in Is-
rael.
Zvi Tomkiewicz, execu-
tive director of Detroit
Mizrachi, said the mira-
culous influx of Russian
Jews into Israel makes

this campaign of even
greater significance than
ever before.
Food packages, at $15
each, will be sent to the
many hundreds of fam-
ilies who are in need of
such provisions, Tomkie-
wicz said. The package
will include fish, meat,
poultry, instant coffee,
wine, sugar, eggs, choco-
late oil, cocoa, honey,
prunes, sardines, nuts,
jam, desserts and other
food items.
As in previous years,
Mizrachi has arranged for

Super-Sol Markets in Is-
rael to do the packaging
and delivery, and thus
"we can render special
services to the needy,"
Tomkiewicz said. At the
same time, the program
contributes toward
strengthening Israel's eco-
nomy, with American dol-
lars given for food pack-
ages.
Checks can be mailed
now to the Mizrachi of-
fice, 23125 Coolidge, Oak
Park 48237. For informa-
tion, call the Mizrachi of-
fice, 398-7180.

Mizrachi, 23125 Coolidge, Oak Park, Mich. 48231

Contact Mr. Zvi Tomkiewicz or phone 398-7180

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