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VOL. 33 No. 19
Protests Mount Against Shipment of Arms to Saudi
Miami Beach, Florida . . .
This might be Tel Aviv, though
it's called Miami Beach. I stroll up
Collins Avenue, our people all
about me ... at my elbows ... in
front of me and at the back. Lady
at my right is telling her husband
he should be taking her to a real
kosher meal at the Crown ... The
one behind me is saying in Yid
dish, "Nu, do we have to go to Is
rael to live among Jews alto
gether. This city is like Tel Aviv,
almost exactly."
On Collins Avenue stand 147
hotels of whose inhabitants the
most by far are Jews: Miami
Beach altogether has 417 hotels in
most of whose beds Jews sleep.
My wife and I have just had a
boat trip out into Biscayne Bay
and we see a magnificent white
yacht moored in front of the Hotel
Fontainebleau than which, I hear,
there’s none that’s grander. And
what’s the name of this yacht? It
reads “Sholom.” The guide on our
boat trip explains that the yacht’s
owner is Mr. Novak who also
owns the Fontainebleau.
I have in hand a menu card of
the Di Lido where we are stop
ping. It offers lobster ihermidor
and also malzo ball Consomme;
baked Tennessee sugar cured ham
as well as "our traditional Friday
night dinner" which, I am told,
includes licht benschen and ge
fillte fish. I hope to partake of it
next Shabbos eve.
God is so good here. As one Jew
said to me, though there are 14
synagogues in Miami Beach, a
Jew can feel religiously fulfilled,
just lying prostrate on the beach
in his shorts under God’s blessed
sunlight. Over there on one of
those cabana cots lies an elderly
long-bearded man stripped to the
waist. At home he might be one
who gets called on frequently to
lead evening services in his schul.
Here, you might say he lies be
fore the majesty of the Most High
whose voice he hears in the mur
muring sea at his elbow; sees Him
in the white clouds rimmed gold
en by the sunlight. Even without
any Gideon Bible at hand he can
sing his thanks with David for
having been led into green pas
tures and still waters here. God is
all over the place in this Floridian
I guess I am about the only one
of these thousands of visitors here
working today. I am seated at this
typewriter producing this column,
but it’s a pleasant job . . . just to
tell the story . . . like telling of
something new and lovely dis
covered ... story of Jews who left
Jewish problems home and live
here a few days with the prayer
that tomorrow will be as beauti-
I ful as today.
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Among the outstanding personalities of the United States and Israel who will
address the National Action Conference of the United Jewish Appeal at the
Hotel Roosevelt in New York on June 9 and 10 will be (top, right to left)
William Rosenwald, UJA General Chairman; General Mordeeai Makleff,
former Chief of Staff of Israel’s Defense Army; Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman,
UJA Executive Vice-Chairman; (bottom) Max Lcrner, noted columnist and
political analyst; Uri Marinov, young farmer-guard of Israel’s famed border
settlement of Nahal Oz, and Moses A. Leavitt, Executive Vice-Chairman of (he
Joint Distribution Committee. The UJA emergency meeting has an unprece
dented community cash collection goal of 150,000,000 to keep pace with the
accelerated rescue, immigration and resettlement programs arising from the
double crisis in North Africa and Israel.
Ike is Host to an Ugly Man
(Copyright, 1956, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)
, *****
the 1930’s of attemptingjto unite
Polish anti-Semitic elements in a fascist-type po
litical party. But, as a Polish nationalist, he op
posed Nazi Germany when Hitler invaded Poland.
When Hitler attacked the Soviet Union, Stalin
helped Anders equip a new Polish army. Anders
moved his army to Iran in August, 1942. In Anders’
camp at Teheran the Jews were separated into a
ghetto. When 300 Jewish children were ready for
evacuation to Palestine, Anders’ elite Poles whis
pered to Iraqi authorities in an attempt to obstruct
the journey.
Anders’ army served in Italy as the Second
Polish Corps of the British Eighth Army. Some
historians credit the Poles with achieving a meas
ure of military distinction in combat. Jews fought
bravely as soldiers under Anders. But they suffer
ed from their officers despite the fact that they
were fighting the same foe.
Near the end of the war Anders freed a number
of Nazis from Allied prisoner of war camps on the
pretext that they were Poles who had been
“forced” into Hitler’s service.
After the war, in 1946, the New York Herald
Tribune reported that 20 percent of Anders’ corps
When President Eisenhower
recently received Gen. Wlady
slaw Anders as a White House
guest, the Polish general attract
ed little attention. The interest
he did elicit, however, came
from Jews who knew his record.
Anders is today described as a
patriot and leader of the “free
Polish” forces in exile. In pre
war Poland he was found among
the extreme nationalists. He was
was made up of Nazi veterans. Nazi war criminals
of Polish and Eastern European origin were pro
vided with a haven by Anders. He made them
officers in his corps.
Among those to be found in Anders’ post-war
corps were Roch Mankowski, commander (lager
fuhrer) of the Nazi concentration camp at Krems;
Henryk Guyman, commander of torture camps in
Austria; Dr. Wladyslaw Dering, named on an inter
national list of war criminals for his surgical ex
periments on living Jews at Auschwitz; Henryk
Statkowski and Alexander Prymak, Poles who aid
ed the S. S. and assisted in the massacre of Jews,
and the Rev. Father I. Nahajewski, chaplain of the
Ukrainian S. S. division “Galicia” which was
credited in Nazi archives with the mass murder of
thousands of Jews.
The New York Times said in 1946 that “the full
story” of what Anders did in Italy was “an ugly
one.” Anders’ men terrified the peasants, looted the
countryside, and interfered in local politics. Jew
ish refugees were beaten and killed. Italy sought
the demobilization or removal of the Anders corps.
Refusing to disband, Anders moved his army to
England. There, some of Anders’ men made com
mon cause with Oswald Mosley’s fascists, sought
to break up Labor Party street meetings, and
openly wore Hitler medals.
Several hundred of Anders’ officers and men
showed up in the Near East in 1947 to train and
reinforce the Arabs. They murdered a number of
Jewish settlers at Rehovoth and elsewhere in
Merwin K. Hart, whose “National Economic
Council” is listed as anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defa
mation League, has praised the Anders army. In
1950 a special provision was written into the Dis
placed Persons Act to admit 18,000 Anders’ veter
ans to the United States.
WASHINGTON, (JTA) A mounting wave of protest and exas
peration against the continued shipment of substantial quantities of
armaments to Saudi Arabia by the United Stales, coupled with con
tinued U. S. refusal io furnish defensive arms to Israel, followed
disclosure last week of a shipment from a North Carolina port of
U. S. arms for the Arabian kingdom.
Republican members of the
Congress indicated that they are
contemplating direct representa
tions to President Eisenhower
against the continued shipment of
American munitions to Saudi
Arabia, as the American freighter
carrying ammunition- to that
country sailed from a remote At
lantic port at Sunny Point, North
Democratic members of Con
gress. led by Senator Estes Kefau
ver. Sen. Herbert Lehman and
Representative Emanuel Celler.
denounced Secretary of Stale
John Foster Dulles for authorizing
another shipment of arms to Saudi
Arabia at a time when Israel has
not been permitted to obtain arms
in the United Slates. Sen. Lehman
stated that he would demand an
The State Department, in an ef
fort to justify the shipment said
that the arms were a part of pre
viously approved orders placed by
Saudi Arabia in this country.
State Department press officer
Lincoln White claimed that Israel
was receiving communications,
other defensive equipment from
the United States under an order
also previously approved.
Asked about the cargo and des
tination of the vessel—the 6.700
ton Monterey—the Defense De
partment pointed out that Saudi
’ Arabia had been buying military
! supplies from the U. S. since 1952
l and that the freighter's cargo was
i "bought some time ago." The De
-1 partment added, "We don't keep
1 track of what is on top of it that
At Southport, the commander of
the Army Transport Corps instal
lation where the cargo was being
loaded, Col. William a McAleer,
refused to discuss the contents of
the boxes being placed aboard the
vessel. The boxes, painted red,
white and blue, bore the legend:
“From USA for Mutual Defense.”
Col. McAleer refused to talk on
the grounds that “it affects our
national security.” A representa
tive of the Saudi Arabian Govern
ment was present, apparently
supervising the loading of the
munitions. Newsmen were barred
from the wharf.
Last February, the United
States sent a cargo of Walker
"Bull Dog "tanks to Saudi Arabia,
in the face of numerous protests
from all parts of the country. The
outcry was so great that Secre
tary of Stale Dulles was forced lo
come before a Senate committee
and explain the State Depart
ment's approval of the tank ship
The United Nations Security
Council is not currently consider
ing the imposition by all the
major powers of an arms embargo
on countries in the Middle East,
it was indicated by James J.
Wadsworth, deputy chairman of
the United States delegation at
the U. N.
"I have not heard of any such
plans," Mr. Wadsworth replied
when he was asked whether there
were plans for bringing before the
Security Council a resolution call
ing for a Middle East arms em
bargo. He said that in the wake of
UN Secretary General Dag Ham
marskjold's efforts to ease ten
sions in the Middle East, it is 'lm
perative that the momentum
should not be lost." He made his
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