David Beni-Gurion's Condition _Remains Serious.
TEL AVIV (JTA)—On Wednesday (as this issue of The Jewish News was going to press) it was reported that the next 24 hours
hemmorhage the first
will determine whether David Ben-Gurion is out of danger. In the opinion of physicians, in such cases of a cerebral
five days are critical. Only after that time is it possible to judge the patient's condition.
In spite of more improvements detected Tuesday, Ben-Gurion is still on the seriously ill list.
Prime Minister Golda Meir and Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon visited him at the Hashomer-Sheba Medical Center Tuesday.
Monday he was briefly visited by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan.
Ben-Gurion was said to be reacting to questions put to him by his physicians and moves his head to indicate "yes" or "no."
Dr. Boleslaw Goldman said Ben-Gurion's pulse was in order, his blood pressure normal as was his temperature.
shifts near his
His children—Amos (whose son was injured during the Yom Kippur War), Geulah and Renana—are keeping
bedside, aided by other relatives.
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November 23, 1973
POW Exchange 35 to 1 in Egypt's Favor
GoIda Sees' Ice Broken - for Peace;
Kissinger Acting Step-by-Step
Mythical Cease-Fire Line Creates Obstacles
Catholic Bishops' Six-Point
M.E. Plan 1Ftecognizes Israel
Control in Jerualem's Status
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
JTA Washington Bureau Chief
WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Catholic Bishops of the United States,
implying permanent Israeli political and administrative control of
Jerusalem in a Middle East settlement have offered a six-point "com-
prehensive political solution" in a "plea to the parties concerned."
Jerusalem's future was presented as the sixth point in a resolution that
was "passed by a voice vote with no dissent heard" by the approximately
250 bishops attending their annual conference at the Statler Hilton Hotel
here, the conference secretariat reported.
The point regarding Jerusalem said: "Given recognition of the unique
status of the City of Jerusalem and its religious significance which
transcends the interests of any one tradition, we believe it necessary
to insure access to the city through a form of international guarantee.
Moreover, the character of the city as a religiously pluralist community,
with equal protection of the religious and civil rights of all citizens must
be guaranteed in the name of justice."
Besides this reference to Jerusalem, the other five points in the
bishops' resolution came in this order: "Recognition of the right of Israel
to exist as a sovereign state with secure boundaries;" "recognition of the
rights of the Palestinian Arabs, especially the refugees" with their
inclusion as "partners in any negotiations;" acceptance of their right
to a state and compensation for past losses to be paid not only by Israel
but also by other members of the international community responsible
for the 1948 partition plan; acceptance as the basis for negotiations by all
parties to the conflict of the stipulations in UN Security Council Resolu-
tion 242 of Nov. 22, 1967; continued restraint and responsible diplomatic
involvement by the Soviet Union and the United States "mutually coordi-
nated with UN activities in the region;" and continued reliance on the
UN diplomatically and through its peace-keeping machinery.
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BULLETIN: Arab-Israeli peace talks may begin by mid-December, in Geneva, accord-
ing to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who indicated this conclusion at the close
of a three-hour meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee behind closed
doors at the Capitol. (See Story Page 10)
Meanwhile, reports from Israel Wednesday revealed that International Red Cross
planes encountered timetable difficulties in evacuating prisoners of war from Egypt.
Planes carrying POWs arrived late on Monday and Tuesday. The cause was ascribed
to the continuing dispute over the Oct. 22 cease-fire line. Negotiations between Israeli
spokesman Gen. Aharon Yariv and Egyptian Lt. Gen. Mohammed Gemassi n_everthelss
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Premier Golda Meir said that while the "ice has been
broken" for direct talks between Israelis and Egyptians, she was opposed to entering
into broader peace talks with Egypt before the Knesset elections Dec. 31. She said she
was greatly encouraged by the outcome of talks between senior Israeli and Egyptian
officers which settled outstanding cease-fire issues and resulted in the prisoner of war
exchange now in progress.
Mrs. Meir also appeared to be extending an olive branch to Likud when , she
credited its founder, Gen. Ariel (Arik) Sharon with a role in bringing about the .1 ---.7vT
agreement with Egypt. She mentioned Sharon, along with Gen. Aharon Yariv and Egyp-
tian Gen. Mohammed Gemassi, as deserving credit for the accord. Yariv and Gemassi
did the bargaining. Gen. Sharon did not participate in the face-to-face meetings but Mrs.
Meir may have been referring to the fact that it was his task force that crossed the
Suez Canal and established an Israeli salient on the west bank creating a situation that
made Egypt amenable to the cease-fire talks.
The premier disclosed, however, that Egypt has rejected an Israeli proposal for
a mutual pullback of forces. She said Israelwould withdraw its men from the west bank
if Egypt evacuated its salient on the east bank. She suggested that Israel would be will-
ing to have the UN Emergency Force (UNEF) occupy a strip on both sides of the
canal. "At such a distance it is easy to violate the cease fire. But if everyone wants to
preserve it, then it is made easier," she said. Mrs. Meir added that despite the initial
negative response by Egypt to the proposal "we must not give up hope. They will
continue with the negotiations."
The premier conceded that no progress has been made with Syria toward a POW
exchange although "not a day or an hour has passed in which Israel did not seek some
ilexel Springer Decries 'the Shame of Europe";
Assails Chancellor lirandt's Israel Stand
West German submission to Arab oil pressures was severely criticized by Axel Springer, head
of the powerful German publishing empire, who went to Israel for a few days' stay during the
war period, in his private plane, because, as he put it: "I felt I had to be with my Israeli friends
at this time."
Springer preferred to come to Israel, instead of attending the annual Springer Correspondents'
Conference in Berlin. He sent a letter to the conference, expressing his solidarity with Israel and
warning that Germans sit at the table of the world powers in "borrowed tailcoats .. ." and stated:
"Bonn's so-called balanced Middle East policy and its sterile neutrality are not even balanced
any more. The German protest to the Americans over the arms shipments to Israel was first
made public by the West German ambassador in Cairo, Hans Georg Steltzer, at a meeting with
the now Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy. The ambassador acted at the explicit order of
State Secretary Paul Frank, head of the Bonn foreign ministry, who lost no time in soothing the
While in Israel, Springer made the following statement in the course of an interview with the
"When Bonn refused to allow transhipment of American arms to Israel, the Russians gained
an important political victory. The West German halt of vital arms shipments to Israel is appalling
and indefensible and will have serious consequences for the future of Europe. The behavior of
NATO countries during the Middle East crisis is the shame of Europe.
"Many Germans like myself, who have labored for three decades to improve relations with
the Jewish people, bury our heads in shame.
"Make no mistake. This was not a policy that Foreign Minister Walter Scheel determined on
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his own. It is the policy of Chancellor Willy Brandt.
Detroit's Conservative Rabbis Agree
to Stop Participating in Marriages
Followed by Nonkosher Dinners
Conservative rabbis in this area announce their unanimous decision no
longer to officiate at marriages which are followed by non-kosher dinners.
The statement defining the rabbis' decision declares:
"It is commonly accepted that Conservative Judaism regards the ob-
servance of kashrut as one of the basic disciplines of Jewish life. In order
to reaffirm the priority of kashrut and the meaningful sanctity of the
marriage service, we, the undersigned, representing the Conservative con-
gregations of Metropolitan Detroit and with the approval of our respective
boards of trustees announce to the community that:
"Effective as of Nov. 1, 1973, the undersigned rabbis will not accept
invitations to officiate at any future marriage ceremonies held in public
non-synagogue premises, which will be followed by a nonkosher dinner on
the same premises.
"To avoid unreasonable retroactive hardship, this will not apply to those
ceremonies already scheduled for the few months ahead, to which the
individual rabbis may have made commitments prior to the above-mentioned
"The Hebrew word for the marriage service is Kiddushin—which means
`sanctification.' The meal that follows the ceremony is not a mere banquet.
It is a sacred celebration which our tradition calls a `Se'udat Mitzva'—a
sanctified feast that should reflect the sanctity of marriage itself.
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