100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 29, 1969 - Image 10

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1969-01-29

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Toge Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, January 29, 1969

--.___

Mideast

tension
mounts
(Continued from page 1)
clemency for all 86 prisoners they
have been holding for months.
The prisoners face espionage and
sabotage charges.
"All those involved appear to be
Iraqi citizens," Chalfont said.
"Therefore there was no question
of direct intervention. But we
took up the matter informally on
humanitarian grounds, pointing
out the effect on Iraqi's reputa-
tion abroad."
pealed to Britain, among other
Israeli's government had ap-
pealed to Britain, among o t h e r
countries, to exercise its good
offices with the Iraquis in the
hope of heading off the execu-
tions.
British authorities said that
Iraq's ruling Socialist Baathists
may have been using the affair
for two purposes:
- To distract attention from
feuding within the regime.
- To move against some of
the regime's political opponents,
scores of whom have been ar-
rested as suspected accomplices of
real or imagined Israeli agents.
The Vatican Newspaper, L'Os-
servatore Romano disclosed that
Pope Paul also had appealed for
clemency through the apostoic
delegate in Baghdad.
Iraq has replied to criticism by
saying that Israeli propaganda
machinery was "out in full force
to slander Iraq and feature the
hangings as a program against
Iraqi Jews.
P people
KEEP
AMERICA
BEAUTIFUL
ave ..tls, , ,ontri,.t.d r th , public pe

ON THE ALLENBY BRIDGE:
Trade between Israel, Jordan
f lourishes despite hostility

A

I

By MARCUS ELIASON
ALLENBY BRIDGE, Occupied
Jordan (IP)-Israeli and Jordanian
troops take frequent shots at each
other, but that doesn't hinder the
stream of traffic across this bridge
between countries of the warring
soldiers.
The span, just north of the
Dead Sea, links Israel with its
enemy of more than two decades,
the kingdom of Jordan, in an
ironic bond.
Taxis carry Arabs to visit their
families, trucks haul agricultural
produce from the Jordan River's
fertile west bank to Amman, dip-
lomats cross in limousines, pass-
ing ragged Arab refugees trudging
home.
All are armed with permits from
the Israelis allowing them to use
the bridge for peaceful purposes.
The bridge was named after
Gen. Edmund Allenby, who led
British forces in Palestine against
the Turks in 1917. i
Today it is a Bailey-type bridge,
built by the Israeli army after
Jordanian troops blew up the or-'
iginal on their retreat eastward
in the 1967 war.
It has a customs house, parking
lots for trucks waiting to cross
and a roadblock.
The biblical Jordan River, which
serves as a cease-fire line between
Israel, and Jordan, smolders end-
lessly with border incidents and
guerrilla infiltrations.
But last year, traffic across the
river via the Allenby Bridge in-
creased so much that the Israelis
had to open an extra entrance-
exit point at the Damiya Bridge
17 miles to the north.
The military government proud-
ly reports the two bridges "are Al-
most as busy as Israel's inter-
national airport."
In the past year about 170,0001
bridge crossings in both directions
were reported.
At peak agricultural season,
about 200 trucks cross daily into
If you're
CHICKEN
Then don't join
the DAILY
BUSINESS STA
(It takes guts to t

Jordan carrying west bank pro-,
duce.
Soon after the war, nearly $25
million worth of goods had flowed
from Jordan into Israel and the
Arab territory it rules, officials!
report.
Payments are made in Jorda-
nian dinars and converted into
Israeli currency at the bridge.
"We let them market their pro-
duce, and we make dinars, which
are harder than Israeli pounds,
so we both profit from the set-
up. says a military government
officer.
Israeli businessmen report grow-
ing sales, mainly of electrical ap-
pliances, to Jordan. Officials try
to minimize the extent of this
trade, which sprang up when
closure of the Suez Canal cut off
European exports to Jordan, for
fear of embarrassing the Jorda-
nians.
No figures are available.
Manufacturers at times forget
to erase the "Made in Israel" label
from an article headed for Jordan.
The result: deep public indigna-
tion in Jordan, and official in-
quiries into "how enemy products
found their way into the Hashe-
mite kingdom."
"We have a good thing going
here," said an army officer.
"But it's embarrassing for Jor-
dan because it's officially at war
with us. We don't want it pub-
licized too much."
Israel regards the bridge as an
official point of entry into Israeli
territory. Jordan hotly disagrees,
viewing Israel's attitude as de
facto annexation of the west bank.
How badly the bridges are
needed was revealed recently when
the Israelis clamped anti-guerrilla
restrictions on bridge traffic. First,
all vehicle crossings were halted.
After Arab protests, the Israelis
eased up.
Jordanian trucks are not per-
mitted to cross into the occupied
territory for fear weapons and ex-
plosives will be secreted in them.
Their west bank-bound cargoes
FF
olerate our staff !)

are transferred to trucks waiting
on the Israeli side of the span.
Commented Michael Sheshar.
west bank military government
spokesman: "We might be at war
with Jordan, but one fact is clear
-we both need the Allenby and
Damiya bridges open, and busy."
Oij'e Step
Turthm Oer
If you are seriously thinking
of the priesthood, the ques-
tion becomes not "what" but
"who."
Who can allow you to utilize
your own innate talents?
Who is most attuned to our
times? Who can offer the
most freedom in your work?
The answer is the Paulists.
Their goal is to meet the
needs of all God's people as
they .arise in each era and
each age. The Paulist tries
to make Christ, His teach-
ings and His Church more
understandable to those he
can reach.
In our recent Renewal Chap-
ter we established the guide-
lines by which a Paulist
seminarian and priest would
operate in these changing
times. A summary of these
renewal principles is avail-
able to those who question
"whether a priest can really
be with it today."
To find out more about the
Paulist spirit, send for an
illustrated brochure and a
summary of our Renewal
Chapter Guidelines.
Write to:
Vocation Director
Pa ulist
Father
Room 22°.
415 West 59th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019

Joini us as a

PAN AM®
STEWARDESS
Fly to Africa, Europe and Asia
or the glamorous cities
of Latin America.
The capitals of the world
soon become
as familiar as your own
home town.
INTERVIEWS
FEBRUARY 10, 1969
FOR INTERVIEW
APPOINTMENTS,
CONTACT THE BUREAU
OF APPOINTMENTS
3200 Student Activities Bldg.
rTel: 764-7460
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

a

of

PA "'A.M IEms[ RL~
WORLD'S MOST EXPERIENCED AIRLIN

#i

+ UseDcii

Y

Cilassifieds +

_ _ _

______
. .

lll(((

"Ol
.0

4))l

r
I'

1 0

STUCK WITH AN
APARTMENT TO SUBLET
FOR THIS SUMM ER?
Here's How To Rent It Quick Through The
Michigan Daily's "Student Housing Guide"

DEADLINE-
MONDAY, FEB. 3
The quickest and easiest
way to sublet your pad
is.through The Daily's
special apartment
supplement to be
published Sunday,
February 9th.

EXAMPLE

THE FINEST
IN
APARTMENT
LIVING
MODERN 4-MAN APT.
with central air con-
ditioning and heating,
garbage disposal,
parking lot facilities,
large front view
picture window,
completely furnished,
live-in manager.
2 large Bedrooms
CALL 769-3247
for personal inspection
of Apt. No. 5

bm=ammmmmmmmmm mm mm mmmmmmm inmmmmmmminmmmmm'minm
# #
1 f
1 /
I f
# f
f /
# #
/ t
1 1
LietttoAper
f I
f f
1 #
I I
t I
II
t 1
f 1
* 1
I r
1 /
I I
1 1
1 1
tII -I
t r
r /
1 1
! #
! 1
I. /
1 I
1 tI
1 1
! f
1 1
1 I
1 I
1 !

i#

*

For only

$5

you can place a
1 Col. x 4"
advertisement with a
guaranteed circulation of
10,000 copies and
35,000 readers.

U

I

I

U

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan