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July 30, 1976
Israel Is Concerned
By U.S.-PLO Contact
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Senate voted 86-1 Mon-
day to penalize American corporations that resort to bri-
bery or compliance with the Arab boycott of Israel to gener-
ate sales abroad.
The provisions, known as Title X of the Tax Reform
incorporate the recommendations of the Senate Fi-
nance Committee and are much tougher than the Ford Ad-
ministration recommended. They must be approved by the
Title X would subject corporate executives to penalties
including up to a year in jail for failure to report any cor-
porate income derived as a result, of a bribe or earnings in
any country that requires participation in a boycott.
The Finance Committee acted in the wake of disclo-
sures that some of the nation's largest corporations
cooperated in the Arab boycott of Israel and Jewish
businessmen in the U.S. and that others routinely paid
bribes to foreign officials to generate business.
The lone vote against Title X was cast by Sen. Floyd
Haskell (D-Colo.). An aide to Haskell said that the senator
had favored the anti-boycott and anti-bribery provisions
which were prepared by Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (D-Conn.)
However, Haskell opposed the tax reform bill as a whole
and therefore was voting against individual sections of it,
the aide said.
(See Related Story on Page 8)
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Embassy in Washington has "voiced Israel's regret" to the
U.S. government at America's contacts with the PLO in connection with the evacuation of
civilians from Beirut. Premier Yitzhak Rabin himself, speaking in the Knesset Wednesday, made
it clear that Israel intended to keep its protest low-keyed.
If the U.S.-PLO contacts developed into proper diplomatic ties, Rabin said, this would be a
serious matter. However, that was not the case at the present time, and it was misguided for
Knesseters or the media to misrepresent the situation or deliberately inflate it.
The Premier referred to official U.S. statements explaining that the contacts with the PLO
denoted no change in policy but were to be seen strictly in the context of the evacuation.
The Foreign Ministry also sought to put this American clarification on record. Israel had "noted",
the statement said, that the U.S. government had informed her that these contacts were purely in a
humanitarian context and out of humanitarian motivation, and did not represent any change at all in
the U.S. position regarding the PLO.
In Washington, President Ford skirted the delicate issue of official American relations with
the Palestine Liberation Organization in expressing his thanks and congratulations Monday to
"all" who aided in the evacuation by sea of approximately 300 American and other foreign
nationals from strife-torn Beirut.
The State Department acknowledged Sunday
that it has been "dealing" with the terrorist organi-
zation to gain assurances that the evacuation
would be conducted safely. It was the first time the
United States has said it was in contact with the
PLO. Declared U.S. policy has been that it would
not deal with the Palestinians until they recog-
the frontier in order to carry out their raids. Armed sol-
BY MOSHE RON
nized. Israel's right to exist. Israel is against deal-
Jewish News Special Israel Correspondent
diers distribute candy to the children. Dr. Fabian pre-
ing with the PLO under any circumstances.
TEL AVIV — Hundreds of Lebanese civilians receive scribes medicines and
Presidential news secretary Ron Nessen said
daily medical help on the Israeli frontier near Metulla. With An interpreter repeats his words in Arabic. The Arab
that the President monitored the evacuation proce-
this action Zahal (the Israel Army) has proven, that it is not patients are invited to come again if necessary.
dures in Lebanon on television for 80 minutes at
only capable of saving the lives of Israeli citizens and Jews
A young Arab woman, who has delivered a child not
the White House early Monday. Nessen noted the
in Uganda, but it gives medical help to Arabs wounded in long ago, complains about bleeding complications. She says
evacuation was "completed successfully without
the Lebanese civil war.
that her doctor has disappeared. An Israeli medical officer
Two military medical stations were established on the prescribes medicines. He tells her that should her situation
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Help for the Sick, the Children, Farmers:
Israelis' Policies Aiding Lebanon's Needy
frontier near Metulla and Biramit. They are today the only
place where Moslems and Christians from Lebanon keep a
peaceful coexistence. Medical doctors and nurses from Za-
hal treat the wounded Arabs and also old people, women
and children who. cannot get medical help in Lebanon.
Many Moslem patients say with admiration that for 28
years we are fighting against Israel. And now the Israeli
doctors and nurses are treating us with love and devotion.
A young Arab woman, following treatment, took off her
golden medallion and dedicated it to Zahal. Other young
women have declared they will name their children for the
Israeli doctors who treated them — Dan, On and Ammon.
The scene on the Lebanese frontier has changed
completely., We remember our visit to Wakh. Israeli
soldiers erected a security fence, to hinder terrorists
trying to infiltrate into Israel. There were Israeli Army
patrols along the border. Today we see medical doctors
and nurses. Many patients from across the border arrive
in cars. On the Israeli side of the border, we can see am-
bulances and temporary hospitals.
During the first days, the Lebanese civilians were af-
raid and intimidated. Afterwards, They became more and
more sure and courageous. Many women came with small
On; ldren in their arms. Among the Army doctors are pedia-
ns. They examine and treat the children carefully and
cribe medicines. Drugs are distributed without charge.
Serious cases are transferred immediately to the hospi-
ta, Safed. Family members of the hospitalized patients
are allowed to accompany them and to stay with them in
hospital. The Israeli Defense Ministry pays the hospital
It is 10 o'clock in the morning. A long queue of Arab
men, women and children are waiting across the border.
The door in the security fence is opened. They came slowly
through the opening.
Dr. Abraham Fabin, a well-known eye-specialist from
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem is doing his reserve duty.
He receives the Lebanese patients and examines them. He
soothes the crying children.
The treatment is carried out under a heavy watch of
armed Zahal soldiers. One can never know if Arab ter-
rorists will not make use of this humanitarian action on
not improve within three days she should come back in or-
der to be hospitalized in Safed..
A second young woman approaches. Her child suffers
from pain in the ear. The medical officer examines the
child. An assistant brings the medicine and explains to the
woman in Arabic how to apply it. The woman told us that
the news that Israel gives medical help to Lebanese patients
has spread all over the villages in southern Lebanon.
At noon the waiting group across the border reached
more than 50. Some came with cars from distant places.
More than 2,500 have received medical help. Lebanese pa-
tients were transferred to the hospitals of Safed, Haifa and
Naharia and 40 percent of those asking for medical help are
Moslems. In the beginning
only Christians appealed
ntf tE '
for help. The nurses divide
toys among the children to
zak it° calm them.
Besides the medical
r Aeed tierraneani
help, Israel supplies villag-
ers of Southern Lebanon
with food, aid and medi-
cines. They let them sell
agriculture products and
fruit to Israel which can-
not be transported to the
north owing to the civil
war. The Israeli authori-
ties established a water
line to southern Lebanon.
Today there is an open
border with Lebanon like
The Lebanese patients who are treated on the border
are full of praise- for the Israeli doctors and nurses. They
express their thanks openly and send letters of thanks and
even donate blood for the Israeli army.
There is an idyllic atmosphere today on the Israeli-Le-
banese border owing to the humanitarian action of the Is-
raeli army, who had only yesterday fought terrorists.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli authorities are
making efforts to secure the release of five World
Zionist Organization emissaries (shlichim) who
were arrested in Cordoba, Argentina last weekend.
Just prior to the arrests the emissaries had par-
ticipated in a seminar organized by a local youth
movement, "El Committee," which is affiliated with
the Labor Zionist kibutz movement in Israel, Ihud
The reasons for the arrests are unknown but may
be connected with "El Committee" which the Buenos
Aires authorities regard as leftist and opposed to the
Argentine regime. There is special concern for Mr.
and Mrs. Yitzhak Estrugos who hold Argentinian as
well as Israeli citizenship and reportedly were de-
tained by the army while the others are being held by
Efforts by officials of the Israeli Embassy in
Buenos Aires to see the detainees have been fruit-
less. Ram Nir Gad, Israel's ambassador to Argen-
tina, said that he met with high-level officials of the
Argentine Foreign Ministry but was not given the
information he sought.
Only one of the five is a permanent resident of
Cordoba, serving as shaliach to the local Jewish
community. The others were in the city for the
The arrests in Cordoba brought to light informa-
tion that two top Israeli bank officials have been
under arrest in Buenos Aires for the past few weeks
on charges of violating the local currency regula-
tions. The officials were identified by Israeli news-
papers as the Buenos Aires branch managers of
Bank Leumi and the Israel Discount Bank.
According to the papers they are suspected of
aiding Argentine Jews in transferring money out of
the country illegally.
(See Related Story on Page 5)