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February 09, 1979 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-02-09

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

16 Friday, February 9, 1919

New Agreement

Israel Embassy Cites Red Cross Report
in Denouncing New Allegations of Torture

JERUSALEM — The
Jewish Agency and the
Fonds Social Juif de France
red in the Israeli occupation
have concluded a new
WASHINGTON (JTA) — torture" against Arabs sus- one of the Palestinians cited
SAVE! Wr SAVE!
agreement, dealing with The Israel Embassy pected of terrorism.
in one of her cables," the of the West Bank and Gaza
Post said. This "relation- Strip but that this was
both increasing the income categorically denied allega-
The Israel Embassy, in ship was known to some of neither systematic nor the
BUY DIRECT
and the division of that in- tions that inmates of Israeli
FROM THE
come raised by the Appel prisons are systematically its statement, declared her colleagues," the Post policy of the Israeli gov-
that "these allegations, said.
ernment.
Unifie Juif de France. It is mistreated or tortured, as
I MPORTER
even though they have
The State Department
The allegations appear
intended to create a new alleged in two cables sent by
been published from time to be in a pattern de- report being released this
SE yrmatut
campaign structure to raise a dismissed employee of the
to time, are baseless and signed to blacken Israel's week says "there have been
KAPLAN
maximum funds for the U.S. Consulate in East
have been refuted over reputation in an attempt instances" of the use of tor-
growing regular budget of Jerusalem. The allegations
and Co.
and over again. Suspects to offset the terrorism of ture in the occupied areas
the Agency; for the based on the cables were re-
IMPORTER AND CUTTERS
arrested by Israeli au- the Palestine Liberation but the Israeli government
community-building and ported in the Washington
OF FINE DIAMONDS
thorities accused of ac- Organization and bes- flatly denies it. Carter con- --
30555 Southfield,
educational institutions of Post Wednesday. The ca-
Suite 100
tual terrorist activities mirch Israel's credibility firmed that the accusation:.
the French Jewish popula- bles, the Post said, reported
6454200
including murder, as- in public opinion, in- that have been reportec
tion and for Project Re- "the possibility that the use
sault and bombings, are formed observers here stem from "accounts given
newal.
of brutality in the interro-
dealt with due process of said. Similar charges after their release by Arabs
gation of Arab political
law and the International were voiced three arrested for security of-
prisoners is a systematic
Red Cross is granted ac- months ago by a small fenses."
practice, involving the use
cess to them within 14 group of members of the
The report also says
of trained personnel backed
days of arrest.
that "Arabs in the oc-
National
Lawyers
Guild.
up by far-reaching adminis-
The president of the In- This group admitted cupied territories,- in-
trative support and pro-
ternational Committee for their trip to Israel was fi- cluding some who were
tected by standard methods
the Red Cross, Alexander nanced in part by a actually in custody and
of suppressing complaints
Hay, in a statement issued source they refused to who have reported they
"Best Deal In Town"
and blocking their investi-
on Feb. 1, 1978, expressed identify and that the PLO have been subjected to
gation.
WILSON-CRISSMAN CADILLAC
his 'satisfaction' that the
The Israel Embassy ICRC has the right of 'visit- had invited the group to mistreatment, continue
CALL BUS. MI 4-1930
RES. 642-6836
the area and was host to to allege both publicly

statement countered this by

ing people residing in the them in Beirut. The Guild and privately that the
declaring: "Israel respects
occupied territories impris- report was subsequently mistreatment of de-
human rights, does not en-
oned for one reason or
tainees is a systematic
gage in torture and cannot another, after 14 days of repudiated by a member
practice. The accumula-
of
the
group
which
made
but therefore come to the
their arrest and even after a the visit.
tion of reports, some from
conclusion that the dis-
week in some cases .. .
credible sources, make it
In
addition,
such
allega-
semination of such allega-
These people are under in- tions have arisen from time appear that instances of
tions through the media
terrogation and it is excep- to time and been given wide mistreatment have oc-
stem from anti-Israeli polit-
tional for Red Cross dele- dissemination despite the curred."
Priced Sale of Household Contents
ical motivations."
gates to be granted access to evidence to the contrary
The report charges Israeli
A report on human rights
detainees during this period from Israelis and others troops and border police
prepared by the State De-
Conducted In Your Home
. . .
who have made first-hand have used excessive force in
partment in countries with
"We have requested and investigations of such alle- quelling demonstrations
which the U.S. has agree-
received permission for gations, including the In- and restoring order. But, it
ments on military supplies
Estates Liquidated
these interviews to be held ternational Red Cross. The added, "They did not reflect
or foreign aid is being made
without witnesses." This Post story, by staff writers the policy of the Israeli gov-
public by the Senate
was a clear reference to the T. R. Reid and Edward ernment." Carter said the
Foreign Relations Commit-
practice by Israeli officials
report submitted to con-
tee. The department's re- to allow ICRC interviewers Cody, started on page one
gress in no way should alter
under
a
four
column
head-
port last year on conditions to talk with Arab prisoners
the U.S. relationship with
line:
"U.S.
Reports
Indicate
in the West Bank said that
Liquidators and Appraisers
without the presence of any Israeli Abuse of Palesti- Israel. "We see no reason to
it had no evidence that Is-
Israelis.
nians" and carried over change our relationship
368-4044
rael followed a "consistent
875-7650
"It should be em- with an eight-column ban- with I§rael," he said. -
practice or policies of using
phasized," the Israeli Em- ner headline over the re-
bassy statement continued, mainder of the report which Students Raise
"that the International Red occupied most of an inside $12,000 for UJA
Cross committee has not page. The Israeli Embassy
NEW YORK — During
only the right to talk to denial was carried at the
the United Jewish Appeal's
prisoners during their in- bottom of the inside page.
terrogation without witnes-
The State Department College Student Leadership
ses but that the ICRC dele- said Wednesday that it ap- Mission to Israel on Dec.
gates are permitted to be ac- peared "that instances of 25-Jan. 4, 128 students from
companied by a physician mistreatment" have occur- 98 American campuses vis-
ited the sites of Jewish
member of the ICRC team,
Agency programs, met with
who
may
physically
Israel
Predicts
MAKE A PERSONAL VISIT TO OUR STORE WHERE
key agency officials and
-examine the prisoners."
pledged $11,896 to the UJA.
YOU WILL FIND MANY, MANY "DIFFERENT" ITEMS
The allegations in the an Earthquake
This figure represents the
JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Washington Post were
TO CHOOSE FROM. WE ARE WELL STOCKED WITH
The Ministry of Energy and highest total ever pledged
based on two cables pre-
Infrastructure may not during a UJA student mis-
OFFICE SUPPLIES, FURNITURE FOR OFFICE,
pared by Alexandra U.
have wanted to cause panic, sion. Of this record total,
Johnson,
32,
a
junior
HOME OR ANYWHERE. GIFT ITEMS AND IDEAS
but a statement it published $2,905 was earmarked for
foreign service officer, who
last week was dismissed Sunday was not quite reas- Project Renewal, the $1.2
ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT OUR TWO BEAUTIFUL
billion partnership program
from the U.S. Foreign Ser-
suring.
SHOWROOMS, AND OF COURSE THERE'S AL-
The ministry told Israelis between world Jewry and
vice. She had been "selected
out" from the service by a that an earthquake, "at the Israel's people designed to
WAYS OUR SALE TABLES FOR EXTRA
level that destroyed Safed rejuvenate the lives
special panel that reviewed
SAVINGS. COME IN
in 1837," was inevitable in 45,000 unabsorbed immi
14 MILE
her six-year career record.
the future. Therefore, the rant families.
Previously, she was passed
SOON. WE'D LIKE TO SEE
Included in the group's
ministry said, quoting a sci-
over for promotion. Accord-
itinerary was a field
entific
report
prepared
at
ing
to
the
Post,
Miss
YOU AND DON'T FORGET TO
the ministry's order, the study of Kiryat Yovel in
Johnson was assigned to
LL
outcome of such an ear- Jerusalem, one of 160 dis-
East Jerusalem to inter-
ASK FOR YOUR FREE
view visa applicants for thquake depende entirely tressed neighborhoods
slated for aid in Project
on preventive action.
admission to the U.S. That
GIFT!
Essentially, the ministry Renewal. In addition to
was her first assignment
wanted the public to be visiting Kiryat Yovel,
abroad. During her Arabic-
language training in
aware of the need for a many students made in-
13 MILE
thorough research of the dependent visits to other
Beirut, she lived there with
possible affects of an ear- Project Renewal
her mother and grand-
thquake considering the neighborhoods.
mother in a Christian area.
Other highlights of the
present standards of build-
She was said to have refused
mission included a group
an official order to live in a
ings.
31535 Southfield Rd.
To make its point quite ascent to Masada, and visits
hotel near the U.S. Em-
clear,
the ministry noted to absorption centers in
bassy
in
Beirut.
Birmingham (Beverly Hills), MI 48009
tk yolif
this was especially impor- Carmiel and Haifa, the
While in East Jerusalem
Office
—the U.S. maintains two tant, considering plans for Golan Heights, Kiryat
Telephone: 642-5600
the construction of a nuc- Shmona and the Yamit reg-
consulates
in Jerusalem —
Sat.
9-12
M-F 8-5
ion.
BO"
she was "briefly engaged to
lear power station.

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