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PAGE 4 THE JEWISH TRANSCRIPT DECEMBER 9, 1&apos;971 00tl00lIJ] U,e a00w,5. TRFInSCRIPT First Leading Jewish Newspaper in Western United States Chairman and Publisher SAMUEL W. TARSHIS Advisory Committee SYDNEY A. ABRAMS, IRWIN S, BLUMENFELD, SIDNEY Z. calVE - LAND, HAROLD S. THAL Editor COLIN B. SHELLSHEAR Securities Building MA 4-0136 Seattle, Washington 98101 Owned by the Jewish Federation & Council of Greater Seattle -- Issued Semi-Monthly Second Class postage paid at Seattle, Washington Subscription Rate -- $3 Per Year : : " he ,T . Transcript will seek to report, in a fair and: objective manner, news covering the variedl interests of the total Jewish communit!t. Every'. effort will also be made to provide a vehicle'for comment by members of the communit.v who desire to express their point of view." J 00,uuoKm00, Ship of Peace to Sail To Mideast Next Year Sadat Writes Letter close to $50,000, :but even if 1 don't get that, I shall sail on February 28, the anniversary of my first flight to Egypt (in 1966)." Abie took me about the ship. He has an RCA 50 kilowatt transmitter, said to be worth' $100,000. He has 10,000 phono- graph records. There are al- ready two sound-proofed studios which seem to have come straight out of Radio City, two control rooms, and half a dozen editorial and research rooms, which are labelled with such names as Beirut, Jordan, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem. He will sail with a crew of 20, all men. Six will be ship operating crew, and the remain- der radio people and engineers. He will sail even if he does not have enough money for all sala- ries, and may have to rely on volunteers. He will get along without air-conditioning. He believes people would support him if only they would listen, but the conspiracy of si- lence frustrates him. What he still requires, he says, is only 2 per cent of the cost of a single fighter Plane. He admits to being a bad fund-raiser. He's more used to being on the giv- ing end, as when .he ran his famous California restaurant in Tel Aviv. His supply base will be Cy- prus, but he will carry enough food and fuel for a year. He will stay in international waters, will monitor all radio broad- casts, and will seek to publicize and encourage every move or gesture on any side calculated to bring peace closer. The con- stant musical program will bring him listeners. There is no doubting Abie's absolute sincerity. He is deter- mined that he will be heard. And until he goes on the air, he receives mail at P.O. Box 1111, FDR Station, New York, N.Y. 10022, U.S.A. Nixon Appoints Dr. Bennan I By Carl Alpert New York Waterfront -- On February 28, 1972, the Ship of Peace, whose name is embla- zoned on its side in large letters in five languages, will lift an- chor from the Hudson River and sail for the Middle East. There it will steam up and down the coast, broadcasting music and peace messages 18 hours daily, directed to Israelis and Arabs alike. The mission is the brain- child and creation of Abie Na- than, Israel's air pilot, who achieved considerable notoriety by his several "peace fl!ghts" to Egypt a few years ago. During my recent trip to New York I visited the ship, inspected its facilities and inter- viewed Abie. The sturdy vessel, a former Dutch coastal steam- er, was purchased with $65,000 which he received in popular contributions from the Dutch people. Able then brought the ship to New York where he hoped that Americans, or at least American Jews, interested in peace for Israel, would pro- vide the additional funds needed to equip it for its mission. He has met instead with indiffer- ence -- not hostility he hastens to add, but only with silence. A large advertisement which he placed in the N. Y. Times brought many contributions, but most of them in small amounts. The Jewish Establishment and the Israel officials ignore him, as do press, radio and televi- sion. How does he expect to bring about peace? Isn't he naive to believe that he can achieve what the best efforts of diplo- mats and political leaders have not been able to bring about? I asked these questions of Able Nathan, the 43-year-old former wealthy restaurant owner from Tel Aviv, who chucked it all to embark on his mission of peace. He replied simply, earnestly, without bombast: "I'm not na- ive. Of course the Israeli people want peace, but so do the Arab peoples. I've been to Cairo and I know. I want to talk to the people, and our broadcasts will reach twenty million of them. It is necessary to create a climate for peace in these countries, because the political leaders on both sides are rigid. They have become slaves to fixed views. I want to combat the pessimism which is growing in Israel, and the frustration which has seized the Arab world. "I can not go back to Israel, and so I am in a self-imposed exile in which I shall remain i until peace comes. I still need WASHINGTON, Dec. (JTA) -- A White House spokesman confirmed the nomination of Dr. Ronald S. Berman, a member of the American Association for Jewish Education and a profes- sor of English at the University of California, San Diego, as chairman of the National En- dowment for th Humanities, the only Federal 4gency dispen- .sing grants in the umanities. Praising Adolf Hitler KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y., Dec. (JTA) -- Gideon Hausner, the chief prosecutor in the Adolf Eichmann trial, disclosed today what he said was an ll-year-old letter by Anwar Sadat, now President of Egypt, saluting Hitler for his leadership of Germany in World War II. Hausner, who was Israel's At- torney General from 1960 to 1963 and is a Knesset member representing the Independent Liberals, read the letter to the 2,000 delegates to the assembly of the United Synagogue of America. According to Hausner, some Egyptian personalities were approached by an Egyptian . newspaper to write a hypotheti- cal letter to Hitler, if indeed he were alive and residing in South America as then rumored. On Sept. 18, 1953, Anwar Sadat, then a rising officer in the Egyptian Army, provided the following reply: '"Dear Hitler: I salute you from the depths of my heart. Though you have apparently lost your war, you are the real winner, for you succeeded in breaking the lines between Germans Show They Still Love Hitler NEW YORK, Dec. (JTA) -- An actor who impersonated Adolf Hitler on the streets of Munich during the filming of a television play says he was sur- rounded by people who wanted to embrace him and shake his hand. According to N.Y. Post TV columnist Bob Williams, the actor, Swiss-born Bill Frick, appeared in a Nazi uniform with a Hitler hairpiece and paste-on mustache. He told Williams, "I was astounded by what I encoun- tered . . The Germans still have Hitler in their hearts. Everybody wanted to shake my hand. Women embraced me in Munich _. There were women who 'wept. An old man on crutches from war wounds threw his arms around me and showed me his medals. They all took me for Hitler. "There wasn't a singl ecklr." Notes Of The Editor Churchill and his accomplices. ' True, __you have made a few mistakes by-figfiffng (in tSo many fronts, but you have be- come an eternal leader of Ger- many and no one ought to be surprised if you will rise to power again or if the world will see another great Hitler."' Of the letter by Sadat, Haus- ner said: "Those are the beliefs of the adversary with whom we By Colin B. Shellshear President Anwar Sadat of Egypt seems intent on burning all his bridges behind him by making a series of public state- ments to the effect that war between Egypt and Israel is now inevitable. He has now practically no choice but to attack Israel since if he doesn't his credibility at home will be so undermined that it is extremely doubtful that he could continue in office. His political future now rests on him making good on his pub- lic statements. He knows this and he has given himself practi- cally no choice but to order his troops into action. What is surprising is that President Sadat would so clear- ly tell Israel of his intentions. The element of surprise will be completely lacking when the order comes to attack and often surprise is the difference be- tween victory and defeat on the battlefield. Israel might strike first to prevent the massing of hostile formations across the Suez. Perhaps this is what President Sadat wants Israel to do. He might want to spread the propa- ganda that Israel is the aggres- sor even though his inflammato- ry remarks and threats made war a virtual certainty. If this did happen and the United Nations went along with are dealing." Hausner also that propaganda and branded serves s chairman of the Yad Israel an aggressor I for one Vashem, the memorial to the would then go along with those Jewish martyrs of World War people who say "get the United II. (In New York, a spokesman for the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith said the letter cited by Hausner was unknown to him but that the ADL had a file documenting anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi actions and state- ments by Sadat over the years. The spokesman cited reviews of Sadat's 1957 book, "Revolt on the Nile," quoting him as recall- ing that "(we) acted in com- plete harmony with them (the Nazis)" and "we were prepared to fight side by side with the Axis to hasten England's de- feat." In November 1942, Sadat was dismissed from the Egyptian Army on charges of collusion with the Nazis.) Jewish Soldier Honored In Greek Statue ATHENS, (JTA) -- A monument to the memory of a Jewish-Greek military man was inaugurated on Nov. 7 in Halkis, som{ 40 miles north of Athens. Col. Mordechai Frezis of the Greek Army was the first offi- cer to fall in the Greek-Italian war of the 1940s. In this conflict, which started on Oct. 28, 1941, close to 13,000 Jews participated. Jewish losses on the Greek side amounted to 513 killed and 3,743 wounded in battle. This little-known Jewish par- ticipation in a battle against fascism will be recalled during States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States." If war starts what is likely to happen: Senator Henry M. Jackson makes a good summa- tion on page 1 story in this edi- tion to the effect that a pro- tracted struggle rather than another quick victory for Israel is a probability. A long war for Israel would be to use the late Sir Winston Churchill's words blood, sweat and tears. Egypt too would share in this tragedy. What President Sadat should do is to read the history of mankind and the futility of war- fare before he makes the fateful decision to compound and make virtually unsoluble the problems of a troubled portion of this globe. I have always thought that Senator Jackson in his state- ments about the Middle East has been both far sighted and very realistic. He has never shared the blind optimism of some in the U.S. State Depart" ment who believed that negotia" tions would bring about a settle" ment. I believe if there is anything that can "be done at this late date to ward off another war it would be the prompt reinforce" ment of Israel by the United States of Phantom Jets and oth" er military weapons. This difficult to understand reluctance of the U.S. to make these shipments has undoubted" ly been a factor leading to the belligerency of President Sadat. Best Medium Tal Sp Of NEV The Col Major zations tion of si el T$ the wm world concert rating East. Rabl cob Ste the Cc statem with a on adl more n ing Ph "THE the P open tt annihih reminis atomos ment sa under Nixon to blact We tyin , achieve Israel.' 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