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PAGE 6 THE JEWISH TRANCRIPT DECEMBER 25, 1969 P Inconceivable: Jerusalem UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) -- Israel has flatly reject- ed demands by the United Na- tions Security Council that it rescind all measures taken since June, 1967 to change the status of Jerusalem and to refrain from similar actions in the future. At the same time, Israel denounced the Security Council position, taken in a resolution on July 3, 1969 and condemned its failure to prevent "destruction and sacri- lege" in the Old City of Jerusa- lem during the 19 years it was in Jordanian control. The Israeli stand was dis- closed last week by Secretary General U Thant in a report to the Security Council. The reply, transmitted to Mr. Thant came after he had made three sep- arate requests of Israel for infor- mation on what steps it was tak- ing to comply with the Security Council resolution. The first re- quest was made on Aug. 27. In his reply, Foreign Minister Abba Eban reminded Mr. Thant that the division of Jerusalem arose out of Jordan's "illicit General Yakov Kreizer, Highest Ranking Jew In Soviet Army Dead LONDON -- A Soviet Jew who, as a General of the Army, reportedly was the highest rank- ing Jewish military figure in the Soviet Union, died last Saturday at the age of 64, according t0 the Soviet Defense Ministry. The Ministry did not indicate the cause of Gen. Yakov G. K,r.eiz- er's death. He served as a com- mander on the Soviet's Western front in World War II. ' His promotion in 1962 coincid-' ed with growing charges that the Soviet Union was suppressing Jewish religious and cultural life. Nikita Khrushchev, then Soviet Premier, cited Gen. Kreizer's top military ranking as proof that Soviet Jews were not targets of discrimination. At the start of the Nazi invasionof Rus- sia in 1941, he was one of the first militarymen to become a Hero of the Soviet Union. He received many other decorations including five orders of Lenin. Rising through the ranks before the start of World War II, he was named commander of the First Moscow Motorized Infan- try and led an effort to slow down the Nazi blitzkrieg. He had been a deputy to the Russian Republic's Supreme Soviet and to the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. f jduW open Island shopping district, 7720 S.E. 27th, AD 2-5353. Torn Apart Again armed action" in 1948 in defi- ance of the Security Council's cease-fire appeals. The division was terminated, he said, "by hostilities initiated by Jordan in 1967." The Foreign Minister pointed out that "Jerusalem has been the focus of Israel's faith and nationhood for 3,000 years and has been Israel's center of Government for two decades." He declared that "it is inconceiv- able that Jerusalem should be torn apart again or that any in- ternational interests can be served by pressing for the city to be dismembered." These interests, he said, "are based on the Holy places of three great monotheistic religions. For the first time since 1948 the shrines of all faiths have been open to access by those who hold them sacred." Israel has en- sured that the Holy Places will "be administered under the res- ponsibility of the religions con- cerned," Mr. Eban declared. He pointed out that places of wor- ship and religious institutions destroyed or damaged in the assaults of 1948 and 196i have been or are being restored, He r repeated the Israel Govern- ment's willingness "to work out agreements with the representa- tive bodies of the three religions to ensure that the universal and sacred character of the Holy Places is appropriately ex- pressed and free access to them guaranteed." The Israeli Foreign Minister "INTERNATIONAL OPINION HAS EVERY REASON TO REGRET THAT THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL REMAINED COMPLETELY INDIFFERENT TO THE DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH HOUSES OF PRAYER! reminded the Secretary General that "Jerusalem is a living, sec- ular city with 200,000 Jewish and 70,000 Arab inhabitants.": J=le pointed out that "normal'nov.e- ment and visit, residene,:busi- ness activity and employment are open to all citizens in all parts of the city. Its economic welfare is being advanced and plans are taking shape to enh- ance its dignity and beauty." He cited the participation of over 7,000 Arab residents in the re- cent Jerusalem Municipal elec- tion as demonstrating "their positive interest in the day-to- day administration of the united city." The progress made by united Jerusalem in the past two years, Mr. Eban said, "stands in sharp contrast to the situation which prevailed from 1948 to 1967 in the Jordan occupied section. After its occupation in 1948, the Jewish quarter of the Wailing Wall City was practically destroyed and scores of synagogues in it were laid waste. The ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives was desecrated and partly de- molished. No Jews were allowed ABBA EBAN access to "their most sacred shrine" -- the Western (Wailing Wall, Mr. Eban noted, and even Moslem.) Arabs residing in Is- rael were not allowed to reach their Holy places. Mr. Eban told the-Secretary- General that "international opi- nion has every reason to regret that the Security Council re- mained completely indifferent to the destruction and sacrilege of Jewish houses of prayer, resi- dences and burial grounds and violation of the principle of free access to the Holy Places. It would be incongruous," he de- clared, "for a body which did nothing to prevent Jerusalem's violent division to work now against its peaceful union or to censure measures taken to en- sure the livelihood of all its in- habitants and to maintain public law and order despite occasional terrorist attacks upon the civil population, organized, directed and financed by the very Jorda- nian authorities which showed such callous disregard for Jeru- salem's peace and sanctity on many occasions during the past 20 years." Chanukah For Alcatraz Indians SAN FRANCISCO --Ameri-, can Indians who have occupied Alcatraz Island, site of a former Federal penitentiary, participat- ed in the celebration of Chanu- kah in traditional style. A boat- load of Jewish food was brought to them by members of the local chapter of the American Jewish Congress who kindled a menorah on the island in San Francisco Bay and recited the Chanukah blessings. The Indians are demanding that the Federal Government turn the abandoned island over to them under a century-old treaty. They occupied it last month, but have been consistent- ly short of food. American Jewry As'ked for $$, Israelis As'ked To Give Lives TEL AVIV -- Israel's raid last week on a guerrilla strong- hold in Lebanon produced a hero in the person of the late Lt. Shlomo Cohen who was killed in action while storming an El Fa. tah machine gun nest. The oper- ation was successful although the Israeli soldiers encountered fierce resistance and had to bat- tle on hilly terrain that was ad- vantageous to the enemy. Five members of Lt. Cohen's unit were wounded and were ev- acuated by helicopter. At least 12 guerrillas were reported killed, many more wounded and their supplies and "arsenal of weapons and explosives de- stroyed. IN BELLEVUE] GALAEVENING FOR TWO "ONLY $25 The target of the attack was Djebel Rus, a village on the south slopes of Mt. 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