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(JTA) -- The Senate's surprise defeat of the Nixon administration's $3.2 billion foreign aid bill last Friday deprived Israel of a $200 million grant-in-aid which would have been its first since 1964. It also killed House approved individual allocations amounting to $20 million to be distributed among a dozen Israeli institu- tions such as schools and hospi- tals. But knowledgeable observ- ers on Capitol Hill expressed confidence today that the grants ear-marked for Israel would eventually be restored. The Senate vote did not af- fect the $500 million in military procurement credits for Israel which Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D., Wash.) attached to the 1971 fiscal year ended last June 30. Jackson announced last month that he would move "at .the earliest practicable oppor- tunity" for legislation to extend a new line of military credit to Israel in the amount of $500 mil- lion for the purchase of addi- tional Phantom jets. Aides to Jackson, queried by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, reiterated this and said the Senator would probably act soon in view of the Senate's vote. Part of the $3.2 billion aid bill that was killed contained an administration provision for $485 million in military credits for a number of countries, none of them-named: It Was learned on good authority that $300 mil- lion of that amount was for Is- rael. It was also learned that the legislation Jackson prom- ised in a Sept. 23 speech on the Senate floor was intended to safeguard the admiinistration's proviso and to increase the allo- cation for Israel to $500 million. Jackson aides told the JTA that he might introduce the measure as an amendment to the upcom- ing defense appropriations bill. The $200 million grant-in-aid to Israel was reduced to $85 million by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Sen. J. William Fulbright (D., Ark.) but was never voted by the Senate. The Fulbright committee similarly reduced the individual allocations for Israeli institutions to $15 million and spread it over more than a dozen beneficiaries. Observers said today that the Senate can follow one of two courses this week. It can enact continuing legis- lation which would virtually re- store the $3.2 billion foreign aid package or it can re-introduce the more popular parts of the package piecemeal. Observers said the former possibility was highly unlikely since it was opposed by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (D., Mont.) and others. But the lat- ter procedure was given a good chance to succeed. Knowledgea- ble sources said Israel stood a better chance of having its allo- cations restored than many oth- er countries. Israel the Victim iii Rogers Plan Seen As Sellout By Schoenbrun NEW YORK, Nov. (JTA) -- David Schoenbrun, the award- winning television political commentator, charged that Sec- retary of State William P. Rog- ers was endangering the cause of world peace and selling Is- rael out by recommending Isra- eli concessions toward a Suez Canal settlement and by con- tinuing to insist on virtually to- tal Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories. He said that the thrust of United States policy should be to remove the Soviet presence from the Middle East by press- ing the Kremlin to pull out con- current with an American pul- lout from Southeast Asia. Such a plan, Schoenbrun said, would be in the best inter- ests of the US as well as those of the Mideast and Indochinese nations. Additionally, the com- mentator said, the US should continue to keep Israel militari- ly strong, as she is the most democratic country he has ever visited. Schoenbrun said it was hypo- critical for the Russians to charge Israel with aggression, and he called "obscene" the recent Security Council condem- nation of Israel's policies in East Jerusalem. Schoenbrun's lecture at Con- gregation Beth Torah in Brook- lyn, was attended by 450 per- sons. 12 U.S. Black Educators Now Making Israel Tour NEW YORK, Nov. (JTA)- The presidents of five Black col- leges left Nov. 1 for a 16-day study-tour of Israel arranged by the urban affairs department of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. They will meet with Israeli educators at the Hebrew Uni- versity, the Weizmann Institute and Israel's Afro-Asian Insti- tute. According to Kenyon C. Burke, director of the ADL department which coordinates the agency's race relations pro- gram, the Black educators will examine Israeli methods of education for the disadvan- taged, that country's youth, health and immigration pro-. jects, and its handling of ethnic A prime purpose of le trip will be to set up a stu- exchange program. , ' Abraham Harman, president of Hebrew University in Jerusa- lem, will act as host to the visit- ing college heads during their stay. "It is hoped," Burke said, "that the tour will help provide greater insight into the sensitiv- ities and aspirations of both Blacks and Jews." Burke will accompafiy' the group of educators which in- cludes Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of North Carolina Ag- ricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro; Dr. Roy Hudson, president of Hampton Institute, Virginia; Dr. Charles G. Hurst, Jr., presi- dent of Malcolm X College, Chi- cago, Ill.; Dr. James R. Law- son, president of Fisk Universi- ty, Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. Granville Sawyer, president of the Texas Southern University, Houstom ;;, Egypt Asks Soviet Union For Missiles JERUSALEM, Nov. (JTA) -- Informed sources said today that Egypt has asked Russia to supply it with missiles or jets capable of striking civilian cen- ters inside Israel. According to the sources the request for long range offensive weapons was made by Presi- dent Anwar Sadat during his visit to Moscow last week and may be part of a new weapons deal to be worked out by an Egyptian military mission that remained in Moscow after Sad- at's departure. The sources admitted they had no information as to wheth- er the Russians agreed to pro- vide all the equipment Egypt is asking for. It is understood that the arms deal will take two or three months to finalize and that Egypt will have to pay a high political price- the strengthen- ing of leftist elements in Cairo and efforts to improve relations between Russia and Libya, Egypt's new federation partner, and with Sudan where a pro- Moscow coup was thwarted last summer. Israeli sources said the gov- ernment has passed on to the United States its intelligence on the new Soviet-Egyptian arms deal and its implications for the security of Israel's civilian pop- ulation. They said that this was be- hind Secretary of State William P. Rogers' promise last week to carefully re-examine the bal- ance of military strength in the Middle East. Israeli circles are inclined to view with greater concern last week's flight of two Soviet MIG- 23 jets into Israel-controlled air- space now that the nature of Egypt's arms request to Mos- cow has come to light. fiLE FOR BINDING David Ben-Gurion, chief architect of the independence of the State of Israel and its first Prime Minister was feted recently on his 85th birthday by President Zaiman Shazar, left, and Premier Mrs. Gol- da Meir. (Read story by Trude B. Feidman about Mr. Ben-Gurion on Page 4.) Seated at the head table at the meeting of tile Jewish Federation and Council at the Jewish Community center were Mr. Arnold Fed- er, Acting Director of the Federation; Judge Solie M. Ringold and Ernest R. Stiefel, Vice President s ; and Benjamin Asia, Presid6nt. Wins Re-electi0n Benjamin Asia To Head Federation in 1 971-72 A near capacity audience attended the Sixth General As- sembly of the Jewish Federa- tion and Council of Greater Se- attle; October 31, Jewish Com- munity Center, Bassan Lounge. The officers for the incoming year, 1971-1972 season were elected, and the program high- light of the evening was a pro- gram on State Aid to Parochial education addressed by Mr. Don Ayreult and Mr. Charles Talbot. Mr. Benjamin Asia, who was reelected president, remarked to the delegates the significant role the Federation will play in the forthcoming year, and on the increasing needs of our ben- eficiary agencies for both finan- cial and human resources; he noted that the future of our community is largely dependent upon Federation's development of meaningful programs in all fields of Jewish endeavor. Mr. Ernest Stiefel, Vice President of the Federation and Chairman of the Budget Depart- ment, spoke on the need of the Federation to reconsider its priorities. Some of the goals achieved this year including that of reordering of percen- tages, and where the Federation Budget Department would be heading in the next year. Judge Solie M. Ringold, Vice President and Chairman of the Community Relations Depart- ment spoke on present needs in the community relations field and on the growing concern of many for the establishment of a functioning community relations body rather than one with only a coordinating role. In addition to the election of Mr. Asia, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Erncs t R. Stiefel, Vice-Pres- ident, Chairman Budget Depart- ment Dr. Charles S. Fine, Vice- President, Chairman Campaign Department Albert N. Sehrieber, Vice- President, Chairman Communi- ty Planning Department Judge Solie M. Ringold, Vice- President, Chairman Communi- ty Relations Department , Herbert I. Rosen, Vice-Pres- ident, Chairman Endowment Fund Department Mrs. Herman Sarkowsky, Vice-President, President Women's Division Mrs. Jerome Freiberg, Vice- President, Chairman Jewish Education Department Herbert H. Wax, Vice Presi- dent, President Young Men's Division Raymond Galante, Secre- tary-Treasurer Mr. Arnold Robbins, Chair- man of the Domestic Relations Sub-Committee of the Communi- ty Relations Department, intro- duced the main program of the evening, capably handled by Mr. Don Ayreult, Headmaster of Lakeside School, speaking on behalf of State Aid to private schools; and Mr. Charles Talbot of the American Civil Liberties Union, who spoke in opposition to state aid. Aid for Syria Jews Advocated AMSTERDAM, Nov. (JTA) -- Members of all Dutch parties represented in Parliament, ex- cept the Communists, sent a cable to the Cabinet demanding that the Netherlands should act on behalf of Syrian Jews. The cable stated that the Jews of Syria should be allowed to leave that country, or at least be safe from torture and persecutions. Next Edition November 25 Deadline November 15