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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, June 28, 1974-19

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that Mussolini almost founded
the state of Israel after the
conquest of Ethiopia," writes
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biography.
"He (Mussolini)," writes
Rachele, "held several secret
meetings with Chaim Weiz-
mann, who later became the
first president of the Jewish
state; and their talks were
about to bear fruit, since
Weizmann and Mussolini
were in agreement, when
they encountered a financial
stumbling block. The Ameri-
can Jews refused to finance
any such project."
"A training camp for Jews
was set up near Rome on my
husband's orders and it was
there that the nucleus of the
Jewish terrorist organization
against the English occupa-
tion of Palestine was created.
Some of the main leaders of
the Irgun were schooled by
Mussolini's fascists. There
is an Israeli admiral today
who was one of the leading
commanding officers of the
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r e g i m e," Mrs. Mussolini
wrote.

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National Geographic Is Picketed
After Refusal to Correct Story on
Syria's 'Benign' Treatment of Jews

WASHINGTON — The
American Jewish Congress
last week picketed the offi-
ces of the National Geogra-
phic magazine here because
of what a spokesman called
the Geographic's "w h i t e-
wash" of Syria's treatment
of its Jewish citizens and the
refusal of its editors to cor-
rect "shocking . . . distor-
tions."
"shocking . . . distortions."
Phil Baum, associate execu-
tive director of the _ AJC,
said an article on Damascus
in the April 1974 Geographic
had "left the clear impres-
sion that Jews in Syria are
treated decently and that the
Syrian government maintains
a tolerant and even benign
attitude toward them."
In fact, Baum asserted at
a news conference outside
the Geographic offices, life
for Syria's 4,500 Jews is "so
fraught with harassment, re-
strictions, terror, torture and
even rape and murder that
the National Geographic ar-
ticle is shocking in the mag-
nitude of its distortions."
Because the article, written
by Robert Azzi, could be used
to "undermine" worldwide
efforts to call attention to
Syrian Jewry's "desperate
condition," Baum said, he
had met earlier this month
with Geographic editor Gil-
bert Grosvenor, Jr., and
other top staff of the maga-
zine. Baum declared:
"We did not ask the editors
to publish our own view as
to the plight of Syrian Jews.
We asked only that the Na-
tional Geographic print — in
its own language and in any
format within its pages it
-found suitable — the same
admission of the inadequacy
of the Azzi article that its
staff had repeatedly acknowl-
edged in letters to those
readers who troubled 0 corn-
plain.
"We asked only that all
the readers of the Geographic
be allowed to know what
some readers have been told
about the Azzi article by the
National Geographic itself.
"This request was refused.
"The management of the
National Geographic has
taken the position that it will
do nothing to correct what
it has conceded to be 'inade-
quate treatment' of a com-
plicated and important topic
that could have a bearing on
the human rights of an entire
community."
Baum said the "mislead-
ing" portrait of Syrian Jewry
in the Azzi article, if uncor-
rected, "may have a serious
and possibly damaging effect
upon Syrian Jewry." He
noted that the Geographic
claims a worldwide circula-
tion of more than 9,000,000.
The American Jewish Con-
gress protest cited several
passages in the Azzi article.
In one such passage, Azzi
wrote:
"Islamic religion was
spread by the sword, yet tol-
erance has always been a
Moslem tradition . . . Even
as Syria launched its attack
on Israeli troops, Sephardic
Jews of Damascus observed
Yom Kippur unmolested."
In rebuttal, the AJC cited
a news account in the New

York Times which asserted
that "during and after the
Yom Kippur war . . . Jews
had remained in their houses
. . rarely venturing to the
edge of the ghetto to buy
food."
The Times story, printed
on April 14, reported that
after the fighting ended,
Palestinians and Syrians
joined in assaulting Jews on
the streets, claiming "re-
venge against the Jews for
Syrian casualties caused by
Israel."
In another passage, the
Geographic piece asserted
that "the city of Damascus
still tolerantly embraces sig-
nificant numbers of Jews."
The American Jewish Con-
gress said Geographic edi-
tors admitted in private that
this statement was 'perhaps"
excessive but were unwilling
to say so publicly.
In support of its claim of
tolerance by Syria, the Geo-
graphic article quoted Rabbi
Ibrahim Hamra of Damascus
to the effect that "we have
many synagogues in Damas-
cus . . . we have 800 students
in two schools an_d many of
our people go to the Univer-
sity of Damascus .. . today
we have rights like any other
citizens."
In reply, the American
Jewish Congress declared:
"Surely even the National
Geographic editors must be

'E. Germany Must

Pay Survivors or
Risk U.S. Ties'

-

NEW YORK — The Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai
Brith has called upon the
U. S. to withhold "diplomatic
recognition and formal rela-
tions" from East Germany
unless "a firm and detailed
advance commitment" is
made to pay reparations to
victims of the Nazi era.
In a letter to Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger, Sey-
mour Graubard, national
chairman of the league, said
that East Germany has never
accepted its responsibility as
a successor state to the Third
Reich for Hitler's criminal
acts nor made any redress
to his victims.
He contrasted this attitude
with that of the West Ger-
man government which, over
a period of many years, has
made substantial reparation
payments to Israel and to
individual victims of Nazi
cruelty who survived the
Holocaust.
"East Germany is moti-
vated by strongly antagonis-
tic feelings toward Jews
throughout the world, and
this attitude must be changed
before diplomatic relations
between our country and the
East German regime are
initiated," Graubard said.
He also suggested that
Kissinger "make a public
statement calling upon East
Germany to initiate settle-
ment of reparations and
claims prior to any recogni-
tion by the U.S."

RIGHT CONTACTS
Sound ideas and planning
are the real dynamos of in-
dividual and social advance-
ment.

aware that a rabbi in Damas-
cus under the menacing sur-
veillance of the Syrian gov-
ernment can do nothing other
than to laud his captors.
"To fail to take this fact
into account and to quote a
Damascus rabbi as if he is
free to offer an accurate ac-
count is dangerous and de-
ceptive."
British 'Gov't Denies
Ambassador Covers Up for
Syrian Treatment of Jews
LONDON (JTA) — The
government has denied alle-
gations that the British am-
bassador in Damascus was
"covering up for the Syrian
murderers."
The denial was contained
in a letter from the minister
of state at the foreign office,
David Ennals, to John Gorst,
one of a number of MPs who
have expressed indignation
over the British envoy's atti-
tude toward the plight of
Syrian Jews.
The matter was raised re-
cently when Ennals wrote, in
response to inquiries by MP
Peter Thomas, that "Our
ambassador in Damascus
has said that while regret-
tably and understandably
Syrian Jews in Damascus are
confined to the city and kept
under close surveillance, he
has found no evidence to sug-
gest that they are being
otherwise ill treated,"
Gorst, in a parliamentary
question, demanded to know
why Her Majesty's ambas-
sador was "covering up for
the Syrian murderers." En-
nals replied that the ambas-
sador's reports "are based
on the best information
available to him at the time."
He added that "while we
regret that it should be nec-
essary for the Jewish corn-
munity to be kept under sur-
veillance and have their free-
dom of movement restricted,
this is a reflection of the
fact that Syria and Israel are
in a state of war and Israeli
armies are close to Damas-
cus."
Cardinal Cooke Promises
to Interv'ene for Syrian Jews
NEW YORK (JTA)—Rabbi
Shlomo Goren, Israel's Ash-
keiiazic chief rabbi, discussed
the plight of Syrian. Jews and
the status of Jerusalem with
Terence Cardinal Cook e,
archbishop of New York, at
a 40-minute meeting at the
Archdiocese. The Roman
Catholic leader promised
Rabbi Goren to intervene on
behalf of Syrian Jews.
Rabbi Goren told Cardinal
Cooke that since Jerusalem
has been under Israeli con-
trol, members of all faiths
have free access to all holy
sites and shrines.
He contrasted this with the
situation during 19 years of
Jordanian control of East
Jerusalem when Jews were
denied access to their holy
places and Jewish cemeteries
were desecrated. Rabbi
Goren told Cardinal Cooke
that his mother's gravestone
was one of those destroyed
in that period.
Rabbi Goren, who is visit-
ing the U.S. on 'behalf of the
Israel Bond Organization,
also discussed the situation
of Syrian Jews with Jewish
congressmen in Washington.

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