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November 23, 1973 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-11-23

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Visit Israel
Springer Assails Brandt on Silence Congressmen
TEL AVIV—Congressional this delegation was to meet
delegates from both sides of Premier Golda Meir on Tues-
Toward Israel in Yom
Kippur
War
the House arrived here to day and leave for Cairo the


(Continued from Page 1)
"It was quite in character
that Mr. Brandt went off on
holiday to southern France
at the height of the crisis.
He doesn't realize what's
happening. We are again in
Spain in 1936, the Soviet
Union is testing its modern
arms and equipment at the
price of Israeli blood.
"The bridging equipment
used by the Egyptians to suc-
cc lly cross the canal is a
tir, _,ample of the Soviet am-
p h i b i o u s bridge-carriers
massed on the banks of the
Elbe, threatening the very
heartland of Germany — and
this in the midst of European
disarmament talks. Despite
all the talk of East-West de-
tente we may he facing a
great dress rehearsal for
World War III."
Accompanying Springer on

Bishops Seen
Favoring Israel
on Jerusalem

Continued from Page 1
The absence in the resolu-
tion or in the discussion re-
leased by the secretariat of
any mention of political con-
trol of the Holy City by any
international body or nation
and the fact that Israel is in
fact administering the munic_
ipality appeared to observers
that it is the bishops' inten-
tion to favor Israel's con-
tinuance of political adminis-
tration. The Rev. J. Bryan
Hehir of Boston, director of
the division of justice and
peace of the conference,
made the presentation on the
Middle East. It was accepted
with applause and only a
few questions and little
change in the resolution's
substance occurred.
In discussing Jerusalem,
Father Hehir said: "For
three of the major religious
communities of the world the
question of Jerusalem holds
a special significance. The
Vatican itself has been con-
stantly concerned about spe-
cific issues relating to Jer-
usalem. These issues include
international protection for
the holy places, the future of
Arab Christians in Jerusa-
lem (and elsewhere in the
area), and the special status
which the city of Jerusalem
itself has for our faith." He
made no mention of inter-
nationalization of the city as
a whole.
In discussing the Palestin-
ii
Father Hehir told the
b.
ps that the Palestinians
have "special relevance" to
the principle that "any set-
tlement which leaves one
party with the view that its
claims have been totally
denied makes that party ipso
facto a revisionist element"
and "its future goal is to
overthrow the settlement."
He said "it could be argued
that no other party to the
conflict has suffered more
over the past 25 years" than
the Palestinians. "It is both
politically sound and morally
necessary for the Palestin-
ians to be accepted as an
independent participant in
any negotiations on the Mid-
dle East problem." He urged
that "the church should
stand for this form of inde-
pendent presence for the
Palestinians because there,
as in other areas of interna-
tional life, the weakest party
becomes the forgotten party."

his visit to Israel was Ernst
Cramer, one of the top man-
agers of the Springer concern
and a former editor of Die
Welt. He interjected a few
quotes from some of the
Springer papers, such as:
A recent editorial in the
Berliner Morgenpost said
that Bonn's move against
U.S. arms shipments to Israel
was a "step from NATO into
no-man's land." "The Ger-
man government has lost its
view for both world policy
and a balanced national in-
terest," the paper said.
Referring to Brandt's his-
toric gesture, when he knelt
at the Warsaw Ghetto me-
morial, Hans Habe comment-
ed in Die Welt: "Was that
anything else but sheer 'kneel
service?' It has been proved
that it is easier to bow to
yesterday's victims of mur-
der, than to support murder
victims of today . . . Willy
Brandt's rejection of Jews in
their hour of need has extin-
guished the glory of his emi-
gration period . . . The Fed-
eral Republic's neutralization,
which has so often been de-
nied by Brandt, has become
reality in Bremerhaven
(where the Israeli ship. Pal-
mach was sent away before
it could load American arms).
In Bremerhaven 'desk-cul-
prits' were at work .. ."
In an editorial in Welt am
Sonntag, Cramer himself
warned that the "Soviet lead-
ers have proved once more
that they are not harmless,
peace-seeking people, but re-
mained the same dangerous
wolves as before, disguised
occasionally in sheep-fell .. .
It was Soviet policy that
strengthened the Arabs. It
was Soviet weapons—among
them the most modern rock-
ets and other arms—which
made the attack of Oct. 6
possible . . . All this does
not fit into the picture of a
peace-loving Soviet Union,
which Brezhnev has tried to
create in the West with so
much effort . . . Suddenly the
world began to listen, When
it learned that the same type
of arms that were so success-
fully used in the attack in the
Middle East, together with
even deadlier weapons, are
amassed in East Europe in
unimaginable quantities,
manned by excellent soldiers
— all directed against the
West . . ."
"German Defense Minister
Georg Leber, who is also a
good friend of Israel, realizes
the danger of scores of Soviet
Russian mobile bridges ready

Israeli Soldiers
Fear Only 'Mama'

PETAH TIKVA (ZINS) —
The Israeli soldier, noted for
bravery, does show fear. Of
whom and of what? Accord-
ing to Dr. Edna Kott of the
Beilinson Hospital here, "The
Israeli soldier is afraid , . .
of his mother. Every casual-
ty brought here, whether his
wounds are serious or super_
ficial, has one standing re-
quest: 'Please don't tell my
mother; she will worry; I
don't want her to see me in
this condition.'
"One high-ranking power-
fully built NCO who had
been severely wounded
pleaded: 'Do not inform my
parents. They are very ob-
servant and I do not want
the Sabbath disturbed.' "

to be put across the Elbe in
a matter of minutes. But he
has been asked to keep quiet
about it so as not to spoil
Willy Brandt's `Ostpolitik.'
"I very much dislike being
an 'I told you so' man, but it
is a fact that I predicted at
an early stage that Brandt's
`Ostpolitik' must bring about
the destruction of the West
European community.
"The Bonn government
cannot do anything that might
upset the Russians in any
manner. In the present stage
of European apathy, I don't
know who would lift a finger,
if the Russians decide to
move on West Berlin. As a
Berliner, I feel even more let
down by Bonn's sterile and
unforgivable' neutrality to-
wards Israel in its hour of
most dire need.
"The U.S. is the only guar-
antee for a free West Eur-
ope, and to deal with the
Americans over the arms
shipments to Israel the way
the Brandt government did
is unspeakable, quite apart
from the betrayal of Ger-
many's moral commitment
towards Israel.
"Millions of Germans were
horrified when Israel was at-
tacked by the Arabs, and they
are appalled at Bonn's atti-
tude both towards the U.S.
and Israel. A CDU govern-
ment would never have acted
that way, and I am saying
this as a non-party man. I
knew Willy Brandt very well,
from his years as mayor of
Berlin. I often wondered why
people tended to overesti-
mate his character and per-
sonality, the same way many
Germans underestimated
Konrad Adenauer, because of
his simplicity.
"Egon Bahr, Brandt's close
associate and chief architect
of Bonn's `Ostpolitik,' once
told me that a German like
Willy Brandt, who in 1945
felt liberated, has no need to
feel guilty towards the Jews.
"In a conversation I had
with the former Chancellor
Adenauer shortly before his
death six years ago, he made
three points which I regard
as a spiritual testament. He
said:
• Don't trust the Russians
in their talk
• Be careful with the un-
balanced German people.
• Keep up Germany's
friendship with Israel and
the Jewish people.
"Unlike Brandt, who often
chooses to remain silent in
times of crisis and political
embarrassment—as he is do-
ing now—Adenauer always
had the courage to speak out.
He was convinced that his
love and support for Israel
were also in the best service
of Germany.
"The opposition and my
newspapers had warned the
Americans that they were
supporting the wrong people
just for the sake of promot-
ing an East-West detente.
The majority of the German
people is definitely pro-
American. A recent pubic
opinion poll by the well-
known and reliable Allens-
bach group showed that the
U.S. arms airlift to Israel
has raised all-out German
support for Washington from
57 to 66 per cent. Most Ger-
mans are still very much
concerned over the Russians
and would want to see a unit-
ed Europe in transatlantic
union with the U.S."

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, Nov. 23, 1973-13

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