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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-12-12

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Terrorist Gains Expand Israeli Crises in UN

(Continued from Page 1)

the Golan Heights.
Rabin said the U.S. fol-
lowed that course because it
did not want to take respon-
sibility for ending the UN
presence on the Golan.
In several speeches last
week Rabin vowed that Is-
rael would not participate in
any forum to which the PLO
was invited, but also re-
jected reports that there
were differences between
himself and Foreign Minis-
ter Yigal Allon on the issue.

Allon and Herzog were re-
ported to favor attending
those sessions not attended
by the PLO, and this policy
was apparently pushed by
U.S. Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger.

Kissinger confirmed in
Washington that he had
"indicated" to the Israeli
government that "it would
be better served" if it par-
ticipated in the Security
Council debate Jan. 12.

Kissinger said Tuesday it
was "of course, clear" that

jpp 50 Newspapers Condemn F15 Planes
WN Anti-Zionism Resolution
for Israel

NEW YORK — The
United Nations' "Zionism is
racism" resolution was
unanimously condemned by
America's 50-top circulation
newspapers, according to an
Anti-Defamation League of
Bnai Brith survey.
ADL said it was the first
unanimous press reaction to
a major issue in the five
years the agency has been
conducting its "Big 50" sur-
vey.
Lawrence Peirez, chair-
man of ADL's national civil
rights committee, said that
the resolution "may have
hurt the Arabs, their sup-
porters, and the UN itself
more than its intended vic-
tims." He pointed out that
"since the generally recog-
nized goal of Arab diplo-
matic strategy and political
propaganda is to swing pub-
lic opinion against Israel,

the Arab-inspired resolu-
tion appears to have been
counterproductive."
He further noted that
criticism did not only come
from the American media,
but from such influential in-
ternational voices as Presi-
dent Gerald Ford, Secretary
of State Henry Kissinger,
both houses of Congress,
organized labor, church
groups and leaders, wom-
en's organizations, black
leaders and the United Na-
tions Association of the
USA..
Six Nobel laureates, the
International Confederation
of Free Trade Unions and
the Common Market's Euro-
pean Parliament also raised
their voices in protest, as did
the UN's own non-govern-
mental agencies and the
president of the General As-
sembly.

JERUSALEM — Israel
has asked the Pentagon for
25 F15 fighter planes. Their
cost will be in excess of $14
million each.
Delivery, at the rate of
five a month, is expected to
be made after April or May
Meanwhile a $1.3 billion
military buildup for Saudi
Arabia, also announced by
the Pentagon, has created
concern in Israel over the
massive arming of Arab
countries.
The F15 gains for Israel
are expected to offset the
Russian MIGs which have
been massively supplied to
Egypt, Syria, Libya and
other Arab countries.

Israel's
representative
"would not wish to be in the
room while the PLO dele-
gate is actually speaking."
Kissinger reaffirmed in
strong terms that there has
been absolutely no shift in
U.S. policy toward the PLO
despite its admitted pres-
sure on Israel to reconsider
its boycott of the Security
Council debate.
"We will not deal — not
negotiate — with the PLO
as long as the PLO does not
accept UN Security Council

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Israel expressed satisfaction
over the United States veto
Monday night of a Security
Council resolution that con-
demned Israel's Dec. 2 air
raids on terrorist strong-
holds in Lebanon but failed
to mention terrorist as-
saults on Israel.
Thirteen of the 15 Secu-
rity Council members voted
for the resolution, including
Britain and France. Costa
Rica abstained and the U.S.
cast the only negative ballot,
constituting a veto. It was
the 12th U.S. veto in the his-
tory of the Security Council
and the fifth cast by the
U.S. Ambassador, Daniel P.
Moynihan.

Israel's Ambassador to
the UN Chaim Herzog ap-
plauded the veto as an act
of common decency
against discrimination. He
NEW YORK (ZINS) — A accused the other mem-
goodly portion of African - bers of the council of a lack
States is disillusioned with of morality, noting that
the Arabs and seeks a re- they had earlier opposed
newal of friendship with U.S. efforts to balance the
Israel.
condemnation of Israel
Political observers in the
with an equal condemna-
the WCC, after a heated United Nations who sub-
debate and protests from of- scribe to their view emphas- tion of terrorist acts.

Africans Change
View of Israel

ficial Russian Orthodox de- ize that this change in atti-
legates, last week beat back tude was evident in the
a move to condemn reported recent UN vote against
religious harassment in the Zionism.
Soviet Union.
Of the 37 African states
The move, in the form of — 20 did not vote for the
an amendment to a resolu- resolution. Moreover, a
tion on the recent Helsinki number of African dele-
agreement on security and gates participated in Israel's
cooperation in Europe, was Ambassador to the UN,
referred back to committee Chaim Herzog's reception of
for further study. Israel's Knesset delegates.

Arab Refuses to Stand Guard;
Vacates Hebrew U. Dormitory

TEL AVIV — An Arab to stand guard duty at the
student at the Hebrew Uni- dorms Where they are liv-
versity on Mt. Scopus va- ing were denied by a uni-
cated his room at the dormi- versity spokesman.
tories there following his
The spokesman told the
(Meanwhile, the New refusal to stand guard duty Jerusalem Post that all
York-based Research Cen- — which is mandatory for students residing at the
ter for Religion and Hu- all students staying in the dorms are part of the Civil
man Rights, sent a tele- dormitories.
Guard and that their res-
1 1 to the Council asking
The student, Ibrahim ponsibilities include stand-
"urge the United Na- Nasser, had until now de- ing guard.
t I s and its members to fied the university adminis-
Leaflets recently distrib-
rescind the resolution con- tration's ultimatum to ei- uted by a number of Arab
demning Zionism as rac- ther stand guard or get out students protesting against
ism in order to save the of the dormitory, saying their having to stand guard
peace in the Middle East that as an Arab he was not were not authorized by the
and the United Nations obliged to bear arms for the Arab Students' Committee,
from disintegration.")
which represents the 80
state.
The organization, made
Arab students on campus.
A university spokesman
up of 286 member churches,
Criticizing the stand
is considering a draft reso- pointed out that Nasser has taken by the Arab students,
lution condemning racial- been expelled from the dor- two notables of Abu Ghosh,
ism, sexism and the denial mitories, not the school.
an Arab village in the Jeru-
of human rights which men-
Meanwhile, newspaper salem hills, called on Arab
tioned specifically only reports that Arab students students in Israel not to set
South Africa.
at Ben-Gurion University themselves apart from their
It also was reported that of the Negev have refused "Jewish brothers."

resolutions 242 and 338," Arab territories, its right to
Kissinger said.
exist in "secure and recog-
"I would like to stress nized" borders and a just
again that the U.S. consid- settlement of the refugee
ers relevant for debate problem without mention-
only resolutions 242 and ing the Palestinian issue.
338 and we will not accept Resolution 338, adopted
any resolution that tries to after the October 1973 Yom
introduce any element that Kippur War, calls for imple-
goes beyond 242 and 338," mentation of 242 which has
been accepted by Israel, the
he declared.
Resolution 242 adopted by U.S., the USSR, most Euro-
the Security Council in No- pean states and key Arab
vember 1967, following the states as the framework for
Six-Day War, calls for Is- Middle East peace negotia-
rael's withdrawal from tions.

Israel Applauds U.S. Veto at UN

'World Church Council Backs
Arab, Israeli Rights in M.E.

PARIS (JTA) — The
World Council of Churches
recognized the right of Is-
rael and the Arab states to
live in peace "within secure
and recognized boundaries"
and urged an end to mili-
tary activity in the Middle
East "both regular and ir-
regular, including terror-
ism," according to reports
reaching here from Nairobi,
Kenya.
The Council, which has
been holding its fifth assem-
bly in Nairobi for the past
two weeks, also "recog-
nized" the Arab claims for
the return of land occupied
by Israel since 1967, called
for a resumption of the Ge-
neva conference and sup-
ported a total arms embargo
in the Mideast.

Deceinber 12, 1975 53

The U.S. was criticized by
Egypt, Syria and the PLO
for its veto.
The British Ambassador,
Ivor Richard, said he voted
for the resolution because
there could no no justifica-
tion for attacks on the scale
of the Israeli raids on Leba-
non. He said Britain could
not accept the principle that
any government has the

Rome Libel Trial
Convicts Americans
of Defaming Pope

NEW YORK — American
author Robert Katz, film
producer Carlo Ponti and di-
rector George Pan Cosma-
tos have been convicted by a
Rome court of defaming
Pope Pius XII in a book and
film about the 1944 Nazi
slaying of 335 civilians in
Rome.
Katz received a 14-month
prison sentence and Ponti
and Cosmatos seven months
each. The sentences were
suspended.
The libel charges were
filed by Countess Eleonora
Rossignani, a niece of the
Pope, who disputed a con-
clusion of Katz's book,
"Death in Rome," and the
film based on it, "Massacre
in Rome," that Pope Pius
did not do all he could to
prevent the slaying.

right to take the law into its
own hands in this way. He
also intimated that the Is-
raeli raids may have dam-
aged prospects for reconcili-
ation in the Lebanese civil
war.
magazine
Newsweek
stated this week that more
than two-thirds of the 109
killed in the Israeli raids
were women and children.
In Israel, Sen. George S.
McGovern and the Israeli in-
formation services came
under attack in the press.
The South Dakota Demo-
crat was assailed for his
description of the Israeli air
strikes at terrorist targets
in Lebanon as "savage
bombing attacks by Israeli
pilots flying American
planes." The government
information apparatus was
taken to task for having
failed "once again" to ex-
plain the nature of the Air
Force action.

Haaretz expressed criti-
cism of Israel's air strikes
which, it said, were car-
ried out with excessive
force and thereby in-
creased the danger of in-
flicting casualities among
civilians.

Haaetz contended that

there was no need to esca-
late action to a point where
Israel is charged with re-
sponsibility for a massacre
of civilians and said that the
price Israel willhave to pay
in terms of adverse reaction
in the Western news media
bears no relation to the bor-
der security achieved by the
air strikes.
Other newspapers de-
manded to know why the in-
formation services failed to
make it clear that all targets
attacked by Israeli planes in
Lebanon Tuesday were out-
side of the refugee camps. If
any refugees were hit they-
were inside terrorist bases
and apparently collaborat-
ing with terrorists, but Is-
rael did not get this across
to the rest of the world, the
papers said.
They noted that a school
building hit by Israeli
bombs had not been used as
a school for more than a
year but served as head-
quarters for the Syrian-
sponsored Al Saiqa terror-
ists. Similarly, what the
Lebanese described as a
farm attacked outside Tri-
poli was, in fact, a terrorist
training base, the Israeli
newspapers claimed.

UN Proposals Aim at Israel

UNITED NATIONS
(JTA) — Resolutions
adopted by the General As-
sembly Monday to finance
the United Nations Relief
and Works Agency for Pa-
lestine Refugees (UNRWA)
were blasted by Israeli rep-
resentatives.
Ambassasor Jacob Doron,
speaking before the vote,
focussed,his attack on one of
four resolutions that urged
Israel to take immediate
steps for the "return of the
displaced inhabitants" and
"to desist from further re-
moval of refugees and de-
struction of their shelters."
Doron said this resolution
contained untruths • and
made unreasonable de-
mands on Israel. It did not,
he said, reflect the real situ-
ation because the all-per-
vading enmity Arab coun-
tries have shown toward
Israel did not allow for the
full return of the refugees.
He said that construction
was being undertaken by
the Israeli government to
provide proper housing for
the refugees and Israel was
not destroying the
"shelters" mentioned in the
resolution.
The measure vas adopted

by an 84-3 vote with 18 abs-
tentions. The United States,
Israel and Swaziland cast
the dissenting votes.
Speaking to reporters out-
side the Assembly hall, Is-
rael's Permanent Repre-
sentative to the UN,
Ambassador Chaim Herzog,
said of the UNRWA resolu-
tion: "Eight hundred thou-
sand Jewish refugees left
Arab lands over the past 28
years and were absorbed,
housed and educated by the
Jewish people in Israel and
elsewhere. Would it not be
appropriate for the Arab
sheikhs to take some time
off from the gaming tables
at Las Vegas and Monte
Carlo and allot one-half per-
cent of their petrodollars to
alleviate the position of
their own refugees instead
of relying on the charity of
others."
Israel abstained from an-
other of the resolutions
which was adopted by a
121-0 vote. It called for all
governments as a matter of
urgency to make the most
generous effort possible to
meet the anticipated need of
UNRWA, particularly in
the light of the bugetary
deficit.

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