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Death Penalty for Terrorists Held in Abeyance

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israel cabinet has decided to maintain a standing order
introduced in 1969 under which prosecutors are instructed• not to demand the death
penalty for Arab terrorist killers. The cabinet discussed the issue Sunday after _a
Knesset debate two months ago and in the light of some ministers' declared view that
the death penalty should be employed in certain extreme cases. .
Justice Minister Haim Zadok stressed that under the standing arrangement, the
.cabinet could, whenever it wished, review a particular case before it came to court
and rescind the standing order barring the death penalty request in that particular
case. In fact, Zadok recalled, the previous cabinet did review the Lod - massacre case

at the time and it then decided not to rescind the order and Kozo Okamoto, the
surviving terrorist, was accordingly sentenced to life imprisonment as this; prosecutor
had requested.
In view of Zadok's clarification, which meant, the justice minister stressed, that
the death penalty was held in abeyance and could be used when deemed necessary,
none Of the ministers who had previously spoken out in favor of the death penalty
for terrorist killers objected to the retention of the present standing arrangement.
Among those who had suggested a reconsideration were Gideon Hausner, the Eich-
mann prosecutor, nc v minister-without-portfolio, and Police Minister Shlomo Hillel.

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August 9, 1974

Paris Bombings, Resurgent
Anti-Semitism, Stir French

Liberty Lobby Escalates
Anti-Semitism; ADL Issues
Expose, Registers Protest

NEW YORK — Liberty Lobby, the Washington-based far right
propaganda apparatus which was charged by the Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith last month with using its national daily radio
program to peddle bigotry, has escalated its anti-Semitic cam-
paign with the promotion and distribution of two notorious hate
tracts, ADL charges.
The two works, according to John L. Goldwater, chairman of
ADL's national fact-finding committee, are "The Myth of the Six
Million," a 119-page anonymous paperback, and a reprint of a 27-
year-old fraudulent anti-Semitic pamphlet, "The ADL and Its Use
in the Communist Offensive," written by Robert H. Williams, an
anti-Jewish propagandist in the 1940s and 1950s.
ADL, in a survey made public July 3 by Lawrence Peirez,
chairman of the agency's national civil rights committee, had
revealed that "This Is Liberty Lobby," a five-minute broadcast
carried by more than 100 radio stations, was controlled by Willis
A. Carto, a professional organizer of anti-Jewish groups and publi-
cations and founder of the 16-year-old Liberty Lobby. In addition,
Peirez had pointed out that the principal owners of the Mutual
Broadcasting System, Mr. and 'Mrs. Benjamin D. Gilbert, have
been regular financial contributors to Liberty Lobby since 1966
and that a recent contract signed by "This Is Liberty Lobby"
with MBS would make the program available to the network's
stations.
Goldwater said that 33 MBS outlets have already begun carry-
(Continued on Page 5)

By EDWIN EYTAN

PARIS (JTA) —

A Gaulist deputy expressed concern over what he termed a "re-
surgent anti.Semitism" in France and called for immediate police action against this develop-
ing tendency. Deputy Pierre-Charles Kreig, acting in his capacity as a member of -the Paris
City Council, demanded that the central police headquarters in Paris "take immediate and
severe measures to quash an anti-Semitism long hidden and now resurgent."
French concern over emerging new prejudices escalated after the series of explosions
of Jewish community headquarters and French newspapers. The bombings were ascribed to
neo-Nazis and to the Palestine Liberation Organization. But the latter, seeking to capitalize
on the developing situation, charged that Zionists were responsible for the explosions and that
they caused them in order to find cause for blame on the PLO.
The Palestine Liberation Organization has said the three bomb attacks here this weekend
are part of an American and Zionist plot to prepare the way for anti-Palestinian actions by
the Israeli secret service in Europe.
Over the weekend, explosions damaged the offices of the Central Jewish Welfare Organ-
ization of France, the FSJU, and two right-wing and often pro-Israeli French newspapers.
-The PLO offices here issued a communique Tuesday charging that the attacks are a
Zionist maneuver to discredit the Palestinians and thereby "to prepare public opinion for
a new Israeli aggression against the Arab peoples" in Europe. It said that recent anti-Semitic
incidents in the French capital were part of this plot.
The deputy head of the French criminal branch,
Deputy Commissioner mire Jobard, is personally han-
dling the investigation. Police circles said that gav-
ernment instructions are to find the culprits "at
whatever cost in manpower, time and energy." Gov-
ernment circles here confirmed that Minister of In-
terior Michel Poniatovsky has ordered a thorough in-
vestigation and is being personally informed of all
developments.

(Continued on Page 6)

Nixon's Linking of Jews With New Left Revealed in Newest
Tape; Head of Bnai Brith Denies President Is Anti-Semite

By JOSEPH POLAKOFF

(Copyright 1974, JTA, Inc.)

WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Nixon
his daughter to keep away from
arts" during the 1972 campaign be-
c...,:use the people in them were Jews and
leftists, according to the transcripts of
conversations released by the White House
Monday.
Nixon's statement was contained in the
first of three recorded conversations he
had with his then chief of staff, H. R.
Haldeman, in the Ovan Room of the White
House June 23, 1972. The two were dis-
cussing areas where Nixon's daughters,
Julie and Tricia, could campaign and
also the - possibility of harm to them from
hecklers.
The President then said: "For example
—now the worst thing (unintelligible) is to
do anything that has to do with the arts."
Haldeman replied: "Ya, see that—it was
(unintelligible) Julie giving that time in
the museum in Jacksonville." To which
Nixon then added, "The arts you know—
they're Jews, they're left wing—in other

words, stay away." Nixon then added,
"Make a point,"and Haldeman replied,
"Sure."
Bnai Brith president David M. Blum-
berg, Wednesday, issued a statement com-
menting as follows on the transcripts of
presidential conversations:
"The President's unfortunate remarks
read in the cold print of the transcript; is
a sorry example of crude stereotyping.
But weighed against his actual relations
with Jews and the Jewish community—
and on persona judgements drawn from
several White House meetings with him—
I find no evidence to charge Mr. Nixon
of being anti-Semitic. In the context of
the national trauma and the President's
acknowledged complicity in the Water-
gate scandal, this incident should not be
inflated out of proportion. The real issue
before the American people is the need
to restore faith in our government—and
ourselves."
Last May the New York Times and
CBS reported that in transcripts the White
House turned over earlier Nixon had used

ethnic slurs includiiig anti-Jewish corn-
ments such as "Jew boys" in private
talks with aides. This was at the time
categorically denied by White House coun-
sel J. Fred Buzhardt.
Rabbi Baruch Korff, head of the Com-
mittee for Fairness to the President, in a _
book published last month containing an
interview with Nixon as well as the Presi-
dent's answers to a series of questions,
contained statements from Nixon denying
that he was anti-Semitic. The President
cited his vigorous political and military
support of Israel and his appointment of
Jews, including Secretary of State Henry
A. Kissinger, to key posts in his, adminis-
tration as proof to the contrary.
Allon Comments on Nixon, Ford
NEW YORK (JTA) — Israel Foreign
Minister Yigal Allon said here Monday
that the efforts to impeach President
Nixon have not affected Israeli-American
relations and that in his meetings with
administration officials in Washington last
week he found a "very functionable ad-
ministration."

Interviewed on the NBC-TV "Today"
program, Allon said that while the im-
peachment question is an American affair,
Israelis "see in President Nixon a great
friend." But he noted that Vice President
Gerald Ford is also considered a friend
of Israel.
Allon said that while his meeting with
Ford last week was a courtesy call, "it
was of some substance, too," and "I found
him very well informed and we had a
very interesting talk about matters in the
Middle East, that we could really ex-
change views on that matter."
Asked what would happen if Ford be-
comes president, Allon said, "I don't see
anything like a change in his friendliness
when he becomes—takes a high office."
(In Israel, Tuesday, the independent
daily newspaper Haaretz said in an edi-
torial that the latest Watergate disclo-
sures means "we must gear ourselves for
a period . . . where the American ad-
ministration will play a secondary role
in international politics.")
(Related Story on Page 8)

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