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,ladle YUliC 1.1 mber 11, 196i  - o EXTRA the R PT i . ,00cwJs. TRIt n t J'u;uY',W'ES,;[" Oldest Jewish Newspaper in Western United States F|L FOR BINDING VOL. XXXVIII NO. 3 SEATTLE WASHINGTON DECEMBER 25, 1969 ocations, some vistas of the ding mountains amed by palm nvillea. All ho- ide half-boa.rd ancheon or difi- ates for double from a de luxe son to an eco- fall and winter er-than-ever air ccessibility (El !fering 13 week- l New York and is truly a bar- ist; and Tiber- 4, historic past ical climate is the country's L Pulse" / Dec.15 1 t i ti Ambassador Ra A rrives H ere J a n. above presenting Mayor Walter Wash- ington of Washington D.C. a special plaque symbolizing Israel's de- sire for peace The plaque is dedicated to those who, at the sacrifice of their lives,'safeguard the right of men to live in freedom, inde- pendence and peace. Seattle Federation Takes Issue With Rogers' Recent M.E. Speech SEATTLE, Dec. -- The Jew- ish Federation and Council of Greater Seattle views the recent speech by Secretary of State Rogers as a material retreat from the previously firm posi- ' tion of our country that the il terms for peace in the Middle i  East must be arrived at by di- rect negotiations between Israel and the Arab states. The statement by Secretary Rogers concerning "new formu- las" discussed with the USSR ' indicates for the first time that !:! our country is deviating from its i  previously sound approach to the , problem of Mid-East peace. In !! view of Soviet unwillingness to  seriously consider limitation of i. r arm supplies to Egypt and its other Middle East allies, Secre- tary logers statement consti- :i; tutes a unilateral concession to ; Soviet-Arab interest. i' This position is contrary to our country's best interests, as it !i encourages Arab intransigence, and convinces both the Arab !i nations and the Soviet Union that l a continued uncompromising at- oll titude will yield further benefits. To_ Insure Jewish Survival We therefore urge Secretary of State Rogers to reaffirm our country's long-established policy of encouraging direct negotia- tion between the parties in- volved. We further urge that so long as there is continued mas- sive Soviet economic, military and political aid to the Arab states, it is'tothe United States' best interest to continue econom- ic and military support to Israel. I Beth Am Says Pull Out In '70 At-a special congregation- al meeting last month Temple Beth Am of Seattle, endorsed a resolution by the Union of American Hebrew Congrega- tions calling for withdrawal of American forces from Viet- nam by the end of 1970; en- couraging the establishment of a representative govern- ment in South Vietnam; and recognizing our moral obliga- tion to bring aid and relief to the people of that country. SEATTLE, Dec. -- The Jew- ish Federation and Council of Greater Seattle campaign event that launches the 1970 fund drive, will have as it's distin- guished guest speaker, His Ex- cellency, The Honorable Lieu- tenant General Yitzhak Rabin, Ambassador of Israel to the United States. The "unprecedented" $5,000. minimum gift dinner, takes place January 11, 1970 at the Olympic hotel. In personality, training and interests, Lieutenant General Yitzhak Rabin belongs to the generation whose task it has been first to win and later to defend Israel's freedom. Born in Jerusalem in 1922, son of Ameri- can pioneer Zionists, Yitzhak Rabin's schooling was such as to prepare him for a career of pioneer farming. He graduated with honors from the Kadoorie Agricultural School in Lower Galilee and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Palmach, the crack units of the Haganah (the underground citizen army of the organized Jewish community ih Mandatory days), to fulfill his national defence service; This period was to last for 27 years, in which he was to rise from under- ground fighter to Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces and Commander of the Israel Army in the Six Day War. In 1944 Yitzhak Rabin was promoted deputy battalion commander in the Palmach. Two years later he was arrested by the British authorities and held for several months. At the end of 1947, with the outbreak of the hostilities that were to culmi- nate in the War of Independence Yitzhak Rabin was appointed Deputy Commander of the Pal- mach. His major role in the War of Indepen(Jence was as Com- mander of the Palmach Har-El' (Mount of God) Brigade which was to play a crucial part in the defence of Jerusalem and the lifting of the siege. Brilliant strategist and hardened combatant, there is lit- tle that is martial about his per- sonality. He looks upon his mili- tary career as a national service in the deepest sense, borne of his commitment to the welfare secu- rity of the land he helped re- build. This is illustrated by his words at a ceremony on June 28, 1967, shortly after the Six Day War, when the Hebrew Universi- ty of Jerusalem bestowed on him the degree of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy : "I regard myself there as the representative of the entire Israel Defence Forces...Our warriors prevailed not by their weapons but by their sense of mission, by the con- sciousness of the rightness of their cause, by a deep love for their country and an understand- ing of the difficult task laid upon them: to ensure the existence of our people in its homeland, to protect, even at the price of their lives, the right of the Jewish people to live in its own state, free, independent and in peace." Inquiries and requests for invitations may be made by cal- ling the office of the Jewish Fed- eration and Council of Greater Seattle at Main 2-8211. State Dept. Out To Improve U.S- Arab States Relations WASHINGTON, Dec. (JTA) -- High ranking State Depart- ment officials said that Secre- tary of State William P. Rogers' Middle East speech recently was aimed frankly at improving America's relations with the Arab states. They noted that it was the Government's hope to limit anticipated anti-American statements at the announced Arab summit conference at Rabat, Morocco by convincing the Arabs that the United States was pursuing a policy of impar- tiality and "balance" in its ef- forts to resolve the Mideast cri- sis. State Department officials UJA Goal $250 Million Mr. Ginsberg referred to re- ports heard by the delegates dur- ing the three-day conference concerning the plight of Jews in Communist and Arab countries, where they are oppressed or endangered, and the difficulties that Israel is experiencing in trying to maintain its education, health, housing and other social services. Mr. Ginsberg said, "these reports indicate just how great the need is." Israel's Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, addressing the dele- gates, called for a "reaffirma- tion of Jewish solidarity." He said, "We know there 'are mil- lions who share with us the view that if Israel were to fail, 2,000 NEXT ISSUE years of Jewish history would lose their meaning." He said that with overseas Jewry bear- ing the burden of Israel's hu- manitarian requirements, Israe- lis "can hold the line everywhere else." "The burdens are very great," Mr. Eban declared. "Perhaps there might be some justification, for the belief by some that our shoulders would crumble under the weight of the burden- if we had to bear that burden alone. What they don't take into account is the galvaniz- ing force of Jewish solidarity," he said. World Jewry will have to provide $500 million in philan- thropic aid to meet the humani- tarian needs of the 60,000 immi- grants expected to come to Is- rael in 1970 and of the more than 300,000 immigrants of previous years still in need of assistance, CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 i; NEW YORK, Dec. (JTA) -- The United Jewish Appeal last week set the highest goal in its 31-year history. It will seek to raise $250 million in 1970 for humanitarian aid to needy Jews in Israel and in other countries r! all over the world. !i The quarter billion target was announced by Edward Ginsberg, of Cleveland, at the UJA's an- nual national conference here. i Mr. Ginsberg was re-elected to his third term as the organiza- :, tion's general chairman. He told ; the 3,000 delegates that unprece- :.,ii dented levels of philanthropic assistance were necessary to insure Jewish survival in Israel and other lands. JANUARY 15 DEADLINE JAN. 5 said it was felt that the Ameri- can position had been "distorted in a number of instances." They said that the U.S. Government had suffered because of "private diplomacy" and that it was now thought desirable to "go on the record." Mr. Rogers' speech, made public what had been hith- erto private American proposals to the Soviet Union to break the Middle East deadlock. Mr. Rog- ers disclosed that the proposals were made on Oct. 28 but Mos- cow has not responded to date. The Secretary of State's ad- dress was the most comprehen- sive statement of U.S. Middle East policy yet made by a spokesman for the Nixon Admin. istration. State Dept. officials said they were anticipating a reply, which pertained mainly to an American plan for Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai Pen- insula accompanied by an agree- ment between Israel and Egypt through negotiations along the lines of the 1949 armistice agree- ments negotiated at Rhodes. The Secretary's most dra- matic new stand came on Jeru- salem. He recalled that the U.S. said it could not accept "unilat- eral" action on the final status of the city. He added, however, that "Jerusalem should be a uni- fied city within which there would no longer be restrictions on the movement of persons and goods." But he added, '-"there should be roles for both Israel and Jordan in the civic, econom- ic and religious life of the City." State Department officials indicated that the U.S. stand as voiced by Mr. Rogers, stressed that Israel would have to with- draw from most of the occupied territories but is entitled to prac- tical, security arrangements, although these arrangements might fall short of an actual peace treaty. The officials said Mr. Rogers spoke out because continuing violence was perpe- tuating a risk of Middle East conflict for the major powers. Golda Lashes Rogers'Talk JERUSALEM - Premier Gol- da Meir accused the United States of "moralizing" on the subject of Middle East peace. Replying to a speech by Sec- retary of State William P. Rog- ers, Mrs. Meir warned of the dangers of trying to equate Arab and Israeli intentions. "They (the United States) put us both on the scales of justice so that, God forbid, they shouldn't appear to be favoring one nation over another," she said. "On the One hand, our neigh- bors do not want peace and are preparing for war, '' she said. "On the other hand, peace is precisely what Israel wants.