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JUL 3 0 1970 - JAPANESE FIRMS BOYCOTTING ISRAEL J.A.L., Toyota, Datsun Bow To Arabs , NEW YORK, July (JTA)-- Japan, Air Lines and two of Japan s leading automobile raanufacturers were charged this.week with submitting to the a.rab boycott of israel. The Charges and the information on Which they are based, were de- tailed by Arnold Forster, chair- an of the anti-boycott commit- ee of the Conference of Presi- .tents of Major American Jew- lS.ll Organizations. He named, in addition to Japan Air Lines, the Toyota Motor Co. and the Nis- a Motor Co. which produces atsun vehicles. Nissan ranks eond among Japan's industri- concerns and at the begin- .ning of this year ranked fourth In foreign car sales in the Unit- ed States. hUa TOyota ranks second in the . S. foreign car market and s about 800 dealers in this country. There are 600 Datsun dealers in the U. S. But both Otor companies have consist- ently refused franchises and dealerships in Israel, a country that imports more motor vehi- cles than any single Arab state. Mr. Forster charged that both have capitulated to Arab boycott pressures. Mr. Forster reported that he and Lawrence Peirez, chairman of ADL's fact- finding departments, had been told by Seisi Kato, executive vice-president of Toyota, that the automobile company had considered doing business with Israel but that it trades with Egypt and "encountered boycott threats." The Nissan Motor Company, responding to a request for an automobile dealership in Israel, told the owner of an Israeli motor sales firm in a letter dat- ed July 9, that "We are now exporting 20,000 units a year to the Arabic countries.. According to the boycott reso- lution...the transaction with your country will surely create the total ban of our export to the Arabic countries." The ADL counsel said that Japan Air Lines has been stall- ing since 1967 on a mutual air agreement with Israel. Such an agreement would provide land- ing rights in Japan for Israel's El Al Airlines and the same rights in Israel for JAL whose Europe-Far East flights pass over the Mideast. The ADL counsel said the big Japanese firms had surrendered to Arab boycott demands in part because the Japanese Gov- ernment, despite its friendly relations with Israel, failed to adopt a policy that would pro- tect Japanese industry from Arab pressures. He noted that defiance of the Arab boycott in other nations is relatively wide- spread because their govern- ments took firm opposing mea- sures. He said that many Japa- nese firms have in fact ignored the boycott and continue to trade with Arab countries while also doing business with Israel ......... FIRST LEADING JEWISH NEWSPAPER IN WESTERN UNITED STATES V LOL XXXVII NO. 17 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON JULY 30, 1970 Russia's Latest Moves In Egypt Poses Serious Threat To Israel By Senator Henry Jackson , Since my remarks in the ranscript on June 25, a short aOnth ago, the Soviet Union has hved to escalate still further t oe deteriorating military situa- Ion in the Middle East. Specifi- eal!y, they have moved some of elr surface-to-air missiles otn the interior of Egypt to a zOa.e bordering the Suez Canal. cm.s may appear on the surface o be a move of minor, import- ance. in fact, and in context, it ara serious and disturbing con- rete military response to con- Ulng U. S. restraint at a time n.a_en.we are actively pursuing egotlations through new peace initiatives. To understand the import- ance of this latest Soviet move it is necessary to look closely at the military situation in the Middle East. The Israelis are outnumbered on the ground by at least fifty to one. Their ca- pacity to deter the numerically superior hostile Arab forces rests, in the main, on the supe- riority of the Israeli Air Force, and on its ability to stop any invasion force massing to cross the Suez Canal, the only natural barrier in the Sinai. By moving sophisticated SAM sites close to the Canal, the Soviets hope to FILE FOR BINDING The 'Elusive' Phantom Last week was the first time that Israeli military intelligence, al- lowed the sophisticated "Phantom" to be inspected and photo- graphed by journalists. Above we see the sleek and "menacing" looking "bird" that figures heavily in the fight for Israel's survival. (a proud bird with a sacred duty) In The Near Future.. Invasion Attempts B'nai B'rith Young Adults Call provide a counter to the inter- diction capacity of the Israeli Air Force. The Israelis, of course, are determined to resist any move to deprive them of the air supe- riority they consider vital to their security. But as the last two weeks have shown, they have been forced by this new S0viet move to pay a high price in order to do so. Several Israeli planes have been lost in com- bat over the Canal zone while attempting to destroy the Soviet supplied (and, in the case of the SA-3 sites, Soviet-manned) sur- face-to-air missiles. These loss- es come at a time when Israel has had pending since Septem- ber a request to the United States for the purchase of vital- Dayan Sure Arab War Coming TEL AVIV, July (JTA)--Is- rael's Air Force celebrated its 22nd birthday last week by demonstrating in public for the first time its ability to refuel its fighter planes in midlight. At the same time, Defense Minis- ter Moshe Dayan expressed fears that the next round be- tween Israel and the Arabs would be in battle and not around the negotiating table. While Israelis and hundreds of visitors from all parts of the world watched, two Skyhawks were refueled from a Stratocruis- er tanker during Air Force Day celebrations held "somewhere in Israel." Gen. Dayan, Chief of the Armed Forces General Haim Bar Lev and Commander of the Air Force General Mor- sion, ability and force beginning with fly-by formations. The celebration ended with Addressing the passout (graduation) parade of pilot cadets which preceded the air display, Defense Minister Day- an said, "I am afraid that the next round between Israel and the Arabs will not be around the negotiating tables, but in the' strongholds, in the skies, in air battles, with missiles and artil- lery." Gen. Dayan said that in the near future the Israeli Army may be busy repulsing attacks and invasion attempts but "it is better the struggle for the hold- ing our lines is waged far away over enemy territory than at dechai Hod, were in the review- the doorstep of Nahal Ozz or I  ........ n  / s (Continued on Page 1 2) ing stand as Israel's Air Force with the blood of the children of for Youth On "'Jew00sn 00oaras'" gave a demonstration of preci- Kiryat Shemona." jTARLIGHT, Penn., July tion,-- the statement proposed mon y with contemporary social YJ]-rA)'-Characterizin" g present- the,, y be. devoted .this year. to rUeVelpmencs' especially wire. World Jewry Is Not More I ewl r extenswe anal sm and discus egard to a new, more actwe .L. sh community leade- Y - .. . olp when yo0 ,'p as "mostlv middle-aged," sion of the possibility of reshap- commumw role of Jewish J Y B'nai B'rith Young Adults' ing Jewish institutions in har- youth." .rgency Fo" d' .fr r,,n-atinalr more balancedCnventinand calledmore _ . Secure Than Is,raell ews ecratic representation on qam Tnrch, Tn Rp.sCelVe ADL'S AVIV, JTA "We Eventoday, in midst of the i.w sn decision-making bodies l.a,,, ..a..,,,... ......... TE . ( ) -- da t,,ae United States and Cana- .. . . ! . a - __J --._, '1/ are fighting our enemies not struggle, l!'S the safest place for -, National LiDerw wam aepT zu only because we have no other any Jew co lwe m israel sne the a! B rith Young Adults is o choice and not only to preserve said, adding that this is not new ship clo81 2oyear old member , 1 Hotel Seattle tion of his efforts m the field of the State of Israel. Our struggle war, nor was the 1956 and 1967 rip, , P ent of the B nai B - "lhe Olymp'c , , is for the sake of the whole Jew- separated wars, but it's "a sin- Sta..Youth Organization. The will be the scene of a dinner human rights. . . . ish nation. We are convinced gle pattern of war stretching ea: neat, approved by the del- honoring community leader During the evening demim ot that our victory would ensure from 1948 to this very day." ig co the 25th annual meet- Sam W. Tarshis. The announce- a plan will be a.nnouncea con- thenation,sCOntinuatiOnexistenceOf thethroughoutJewish peace.Mrs" Meir said Israelis want ,,hr:_ ast week praised the meat of the event scheduled for cerning the creation of a Wasn- the world..." Premier Golda . l,''J eeless contributions of older the evenin of Sunday, Septem- ington Chapter for .the Socmty Meir said recently to 400 dele- | n n n n lac:a AI r'&]rs, ''. but contended that her 20, 19 g was made today by of Fellows. The Society is the no ue.al and cultural change Merle D. Cohn, Chairman of the arm of the League composed of gates of the American Friends P" of Histadrut. NEW YORK, -- A Japanese ed ar-e_, tares greatly accelerat- Anti-Defamation League Ap- supporters who implement the The gathering marked the Jew who was born in Baghdad c-" ua'assion of youth to court- ,,ell program of ADL and participate i s anodmcommittees of the Jew- ' Mr. Tarshis, a long time in 'the raising of supplementary 50th anniversary of Histadrut. became Yeshiva University's botto,m, munity "from top to member of the League's Nation- funds to meet the League's The American Histadrut first Japanese undergraduate ...... al Commission. recently elected budget needs. Friends, headed by Leon Key- when he received a B.A. degree ,, The Young Adults also urged to life memlership, -is well Invitation has been extended serling, an economic adviser to in economics and an associate former President Harry S. in arts degree. Charles Moche, -",t'it"ra'ns'generatinala communica- known for his many years of !o a nationally prominent figure Truman, heard Mrs. Meir warn 21, earned the first degree from rvlce to the corn to aaaress the dinner ests Year a. a theme for the Jewish dedicated se ' - " gu , ot 5731 Notin that the ligh .... g munity. He will ,receive the Announcement of the speaker the delegates against illusions Yeshiva College, the second all,, fo.ly Days are "tradition- "Torch of Liberty ' Award at ann tommittee chairmen will that the Jewish nation in dins- from the James Striar School oi "  Cme for spiritual reflec- the Dinner meeting in recogni- be made shortly, pora is more secure than Israel. General Jewish Studies.