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July 29, 1977 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-07-29

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Former Death Camp Inmate
Blamed for Menten Home Fire

AMSTERDAM (JTA )— the murder of several hun-
Rotterdam police reported dred persons, mostly Jews,
that a 53-year-old former in- in the Lemberg region of
mate of Dachau claimed Poland during World War II
that it was he who set fire when he served as an offi
cer in an SS unit. The trial,
to the country house of ac-
cused Nazi war criminal which opened in May, has
been adjourned until Au-
Pieter Menten.
The man identified only gust.
The person being held is
by his intials, G.P. Van S. apparently
known to the po-
was transferred to the Am- lice. He was
described as a
sterdam police and is being man of no fixed
occupation
held here.
who spent 18 months at
The fire, caused by a Dachau and recently has
Molotov cocktail tossed on been undergoing psy-
the straw-covered roof of chiatric treatment.
Two years ago he tried to
the 20-room Menten villa in
Blaricum, east of Amster- 'set fire to a small pub-
dam, destroyed the upper lishing house in Ridder-
floor and part of Menten's kerk, a village near Rotter-
valuable art treasures. Men- dam, which planned to pub-
ten's wife, who was in the lish a Dutch edition of Hit-
house at the time, was un- ler's "Mein Kampf." Police
hurt. She accused her hus- said he gave them many de-
band's enemies of having tails of the Menten home
fire that he could not have
set the ,fire.
Menten, 78, a millionaire learned of from newspaper
art dealer, is _on trial for accounts.

Weizman Urges 'Hands Off
Policy in West Bank Environs

Arab mayors there should
be allowed to raise funds
for their localities. He
stressed that it was impor-
tant for the Israeli author-
ities to refrain as much as
possible from interfering in
the daily lives of the West
Bank Arabs.

TEL AVIV (JTA)—De-
fense Minister Ezer Weiz-
man has instructed the mili-
tary government of the
West Bank to allow max-
imum autonomy to local
Arab authorities and to
treat them with patience
and understanding.
Weizman laid down his Weizman also said that
policy at the annual meet- the government will decide
mg of the military gover- when and where Jewish set-
nors and their aides. He tlements, will. be established
was accompanied by Chief in those territories, adding
of Staff Gen., Mordehai Gur. that there would be more
He said the Israeli mili- confusion on that question.
tary should adopt a liberal Gen. Gur observed that the
stance toward the Arab pop- task of the military govern-
ulation in the Judea and Sa- ment was vital to the secu-
maria regions and that the rity of Israel.

• Pioneer Women Assisting Druze

NEW YORK — The - first
Pioneer - Women day nur-
sery for the children of-
working • women in Kfar
Yerka was opened recently
at this large Druze village
in the Galilee.

The new addition to the
Pioneer Women-Na'amat
network of social service fa-
cilities serving the Jewish,

Arab- and Druze commu-
nities was opened in the
presence of the Deputy Min-
ister of Agriculture, Sheikh
Jabar Moadi; the mayor of
Yerka, Sheikh Hussein
Ramal; Monis Pares, secre-
tary of the Druze. Workers
Council, and Masha Lu-
belsky, chairman of the so-
cial educational department
of Na'amat.

Jewish Cadets to Have Chapel

Eight Women Join Israel Knesset

Herut member of Likud
and Sarah Doron, Liberal
Likud member; Shoshana
Arbeli-Almozelino, Chaika
Grossman-Orkin, Ora
Namir and Tamar Eshel, a
newcomer. to parliamentary
life, members of the Labor
movement; Sarah Stern-
Katan, -NRP; and Shulamit
Aloni, who in 1973 made
Knesset history by sub- .
mitting her own list and
winning three seats.

Begin Wants
Active President

JERUSALEM (JTA )—
Premier Menahem Begin in-
tends to bring in legislation
widening the responsi-
bilities of the Israeli Presi-
dency in the nation's af-
fairs. The premier termed
the present legal situation
"very faulty" as it "severe-
ly limited" the President's'
role.

Friday, July 29, 1977 19

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JERUSALEM—The new
Knesset has eight women
members, two fewer than
last time. Four are mem
bers of the Labor move-
ment, two are affiliated
with Likud, one is associ-
ated with the National Reli-
gious Party and the other
belongs to her own Citizens'
Rights Party.
According to the Jewish
Observer and Middle East
Review_, the women mem-
bers are Geula Cohen,

The Arbeter Tzeitung, a
Yiddish socialist weekly
published in New York be-
tween 1890 and 1902 split
into two rival socialist
dailies, Abenblat and For-
ward, of which only the lat-
ter survives today._

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States Military Academy at West Point, stands with Presi-
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