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Wiesenthal vs. Kreisky in Nazi. Controversy
By S. A. BARRAM, London Correspondent
A few days ago I had a lengthy phone conversation with
Dr. Simon Wiesenthal, the famous Nazi-hunter. The sub-
ject of our talk was the recent defamation campaign against
him in Austria and the controversy which has achieved a
world-wide notority. The following is a report of the tele-
Q: Dr. Wiesenthal, what is the nature of the attack on
you in Austria?
A: Kriesky, the Austrian Chancellor and leader of the
Soc:alist Party, started a defamation campaign against me,
A: No, I became persona non-grata in Austria after
my exposure of ministers in the Austrian government
who had a Nazi past and I published their respective NS
Q: If previously you were disliked by certain people, in
what way has your position
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after my exposure of the Nazi past of Friedrich Peter, a
right-wing politician in Austria.
Q: Is this the first time that you have been attacked?
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UN Anti-Israel Action Rejected;
Russian M.E. Influence Blamed
Vancouver Seeks Ban
on UN Canada Parley
TORONTO (JTA) — The Vancouver City
Council voted 10-1 last week to ask the Cana-
dian government to cancel the United Nations-
sponsored Habitat Conference next year be-
cause of the expected attendance of representa-
tives of the Palestine Liberation Organization,
the UN General Assembly's anti-Zionist resolu-
tion and anticipated disruption in the city be-
cause of the conference.
Canadian Urban Affairs Minister Barney
Danson, who previously expressed reluctance
about Habitat, said the government is totally
committed to holding it in Vancouver.
In a related development in Montreal,
some 50 Jewish students clashed with some
600 Arab or pro-Arab students at McGill Uni-
versity who had given an ovation to Shank el
Hout, vice chairman of the PLO's delegation
to the United Nations. Arab sympathizers ex-
pelled the Jewish students who called Hout
"murderer" and "terrorist."
In Ottawa, Danson, who is the only Jew in
the Cabinet, commented on the strong opposi-
tion in the Jewish community to Hout's lecture
tour in Canada and the expected appearance of
the PLO at Habitat. He urged the Jewish corn-
munity to cool its opposition to the PLO and
respect the rights of free speech in Canada, re-
gardless of how offensive Jews find the views
expressed by the PLO representatives.
NEW YORK (JTA) — The United Nations Security Council, including the United States, voted Sunday "(A) To
reconvene on 12 January 1976, to continue to debate on the Middle East problem including the Palestinian question,
taking into account all relevant United Nations resolutions; (B) to renew the mandate of UNDOF (UN observers on
the Golan Heights) for another period of six months; (C) to request the Secretary General to keep the Security Council
informed on further developments."
Russian envoy Jacob Malik, after the vote, said Sunday's action was interpreted to mean that the Palestine
Liberation Organization would be involved in the discussions because of the UN's Nov. 10 General Assembly resolution
inviting the PLO to participate in all UN sponsored peace forums on the Middle East.
Although the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Daniel P. Moynihan, stated in advance of the vote that the U.S.
considered "relevant" only those Mideast resolutions adopted by the Security Council, that disclaimer was not
expected to prevent PLO participation in the Council's debate.
Moynihan also said that the Council's supplementary statement, made by Malik, that the PLO be invited to join
the debate in January, did not record a decision of the Council but "merely a summation of the views of some of the
members of the Council." He added that his interpretation of the resolution was that the Council would decide in
January whether the Mideast problem included the Palestine question.
Sources in Israel said Tuesday that U.S. Secre-
tary of State Henry Kissinger promised Israeli
Ambassador Simha Dinitz "in principle" that the
U.S. would veto any Palestinian participation in
JERUSELEM (JTA) — Police detained 20 Hebrew University stu- the Mideast talks before the Security Council.
dents Monday after they clashed with guards at UN headquarters here.
The only qualification, the sources said, was
The students, including leaders of the university's student union, that the White House would have to approve any
sought to deliver a letter to UN representatives protesting Sunday's Se- veto.
curity Council resolution calling for a Middle East debate next month
Kissinger has reportedly invited Israeli
to which the Palestine Liberation Organization will be invited.
Minister Yigal Allon to come to Wash-
The protestors were not permitted to enter the UN premises at
early January to coordinate plans for
Government House and fist-fights broke out between some of them and
UN guards. The letter was eventually delivered. Police were called when the Security Council debate.
The sources also said that President Ford sent
three students attempted to enter the building and raise the Israeli flag
a message to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin assur-
Arab students spiteful role at Hebrew University—See story on
ing him that there has been no change, in U.S. pol-
Israelis Fight at UN HQ
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House Panel Considers Contempt Citation for Morton
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The House Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerce was to decide Thursday whether to cite Commerce
Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton for contempt of Congress for his refusal to
give its subcommittee a list of American firms complying with the Arab
ycott requests. .
Rep. John Moss (D-Calif.), chairman of the subcommittee on over-
sight and investigations, and Rep. James Scheuer (D-NY), who intro-
duced the subcommittee motion to cite Morton, last week refused an of-
fer by the Commerce Secretary to provide the committee with the names
of the companies on condition that they not be made public. Morton had
refused since last July to submit the names of the companies.
The subcommittee vote to cite Morton was strictly on party lines
with the 10 Democrats favoring the contempt action and the five Re-
publicans opposed. The full committee comprises 29 Democrats and
14 Republicans. Should the committee approve the contempt recom-
mendation, the House as a whole will then have to vote on it.
In a statement Nov. 20, President Ford announced a number of ac-
tions to counter discrimination against Americans arising out of foreign
"My Administration," Ford said, "will not countenance the transla-
tion of any foreign prejudice into domestic discrimination against Ameri-
Ford's eight actions, which are primarily administrative, include a
directive to department and agency heads to forbid exclusion of any can-
didate for an overseas assignment on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex or age and instructions to the Secretary of Labor to
ensure that Federal contractors and subcontractors refrain from discri-
mination when hiring for work in a foreign country or for work on a
foreign contract within the United States.
Last week, Morton announced that he had ordered the Com-
merce Department to stop distributing Arab notices of trade oppor-
tunities to American firms if they involved boycott restrictions
against Israel. "This action is still another clear demonstration of
the Administration's opposition to restrictive trade practices and
boycott of countries friendly to the United States," he said.
Morton's action was hailed by the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai
Brith which had filed a federal district court suit against Morton order-
ing him to cease disseminating the boycott information.
Seymour Graubard, ADL chairman, said this action along with
President Ford's announcement means that "the U.S. government has
unequivocally told the Arabs that this nation will not permit others to
dictate its economic practices or alter its constitutional guarantees
Martin E. Citrin was
elected Monday as president
of the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration of Detroit.
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