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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, May 16, 1973 THE LETHBRIDCE HERAIO 9 ISRAEL: A Flame Rekindled XI: The Six Days i This is an. hour for action; not an-hour jor sorrow. It is a situation calling jor ideals and not for selfishness or personal feelings. Nasser, after the Six-Day War In the years between the Sinai Campaign of 1956 and the outbreak of the June War of 1967, fitful attempts to establish and maintain Arab unity were made, only to be beaten back by Arab distrust and division. Only One constant element of unity remained: opposition to Israel. By 1965 the Palestine Fedayeen who aacrifice- were beginning to learn the rudiments of military training and operations and soon the terror and counterterror activities between Israel and her neighbors had reached such a level that there were ominous signs of a major explosion. As Israel launched "two eyes for an eye" reprisals, she was regularly con- demned in the United Nations while efforts to censure Arab governments for allowing guerrilla attacks were vetoed by the Soviet Union. By May, Radio Egypt's vitriolic diatribes shall push the Jews into the reached fever pitch. Nasser, who-later said he believed Israel was poised to launch a pre-emptive strike, decided to move troops into the Sinai. At the same time, he requested that' the U.N. with- draw its emergency forces from the 1956 truce lines and from the port of Sharm el Sheikh. Since, reasoned U.N. Secretary General U Thant, the troops were present on U.A.R. soil only with Cairo's permission, and Israel continued to refuse to allow them on its territory, the forces were removed. On May 22, Nasser announced his intention to resume the blockade of. the Strait of Tiran. It was this statement which Israel called an Arab act of aggression. In the pre-dawn hours of June 5, 1967. Israel launched its strike which could only be called a or lightning In six days, the Egyptian army and air force essentially destroyed, the Syrian troops badly crippled. In one stroke, Israel rearranged its borders-by occupying Sinai to the Suez Canal, moving to the West Bank of the Jordan River (previously held by the Kingdom of Jordan since the 1948 taking the Golan Heights area of Syria and, finally, occupying all of Jerusalem. The "next year in Jerusalem" had arrived. The brutal Six-Day War also created additional thousands of Palestinian Arab refugees, a fact which may have helped to increase Arab terrorist activities. In the short run, the Wat gave Israel more defensible borders (the country has vowed it will never return to pre-War truce lines nor accept the internationalization of It also gave Israel a new population of embittered Arabs, In the long run, the prospects for peace in the Middle East appear ever more distant. NEXT: Is Peace Possible? ICC gathering World businessmen to meet RIO DE JANEIRO (CP) Top businessmen from 60 coun- tries gather here next week with the task of coming up with constructive proposals at a time when international economic re- lations are entering a crucial period. About representatives- including about 50 from Can- attend the Inter- national Chamber of Commerce (ICC) meeting to discuss prob- lems ranging from urban sprawl to international in- vestment. The basic objectives of the ICC are expansion and facil- itation of international trade and the promotion of economic development through inter- national co-operation of com- petitive private enterprise. Within that framework, the 24th congress here May 20-26 will range over such subject as the environment, marketing self-regulation, product stand- ards, transportation and inter- national banking. The central theme of the meeting is the "challenge of ur- ban growth to governments and private enterprise." A background paper on the problem, prepared by Harold Dunkerley of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, sets the keynote this way: "The magnitude of the prob- lems of urbanization facing the world, and the probability of their intensification in the next few decades, does not yet seem to have been grasped. mechanisms for dealing with these problems are currently quite inadequate." Prescription Eyeglasses Sunglasses Repairs All the Latest Styles From the Leaders in Eyewear Fashion OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. YOUTH BETWEEN 16 AND 20 Apply before May 31st 1S73 Ask for ihe prospectus You can live and work almost a whole year with other young people at no cost to you in Canada and in another country. If you are between the ages of 16 and 20, apply as a participant, and if you are over' 21, as a group-leader or coordinator. Prairies Regional Office P.O. Box 1798 Edmonton, Albwta Jeunesse Canada Monde Canada World touth Two young Alberta liberals make impact By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA There's been quite a change over at Liberal Party national headquarters in the capital since last Oct. 30th., and two youthful Western Cana- dians have had a lot to do wit it. What's more, indirectly a lo will depend on the pair when i comes to making both the part and Prime Minister Pierre liott Trudeau's governmen more popular in the West. Already they have made quit an impact. Blair Williams, a 34, is the Liberals' newly-ap pointed national director. The new director of organization i Robert Foulkes, ten year younger than Mr. Williams Both, ironically, hail from Al berta where the Liberals failed to win a single seat in las year's federal elections. Comments Mr. Foulkes: "In Toronto a lot of Liberals won der why Westerners should be given positions like these in the party when the West only gave the party seven out of a pos sible 68 MPs." Adds Mr. Wil- liams: "I tell them the party has tried to survive for a long time without a single Westerner in an important position in na- tional headquarters, so surely it can try to survive for a while with just two of us." Neither Mr. Williams nor Mr. Foulkes have any illusions about the Liberal Party's ap- peal in the West. But they do believe that the situation has al- ready improved slightly since last though at this time it might not be translated into any more that the improvement should con- tinue at a steady pace. Pubh'city-wise, the Liberals will have a lot going for them In the coming months. There's the Western Liberal convention in Vancouver in June, the fed- SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702-327-3610 eral-province conference on Western economic opportunities scheduled for Calgary in late July, and the party's national convention set for Ottawa in j September. All these will give the Liberals es- pecially the Western Liberals- opportunities for great ex- posure. Mr. Foulkes points out that at the Vancouver conference the four Western parties will map out a policy platform and come to the national conference in September with some kind of a united front. Western delega- tions will be highly vocal in their demands and, because the Liberals are weak in the West and because the party has his- torically claimed to represent Canadians from coast-to-coast, those demands will be listened to by delegates from across the country and by the party in general. "For instance, whenever the question of freight rates has come up in the past it's been pushed aside as more or less a regional issue or concern. But I think if a strong presentation is made on freight rates this time people are going to says Mr. Foulkes, who hails from Edmonton. Mr. Williams, a native of Ta- ber, Alta., believes that there is a feeling of "heightened and en- lightened concern" for Western problems on the government side of the Commons. A close confidant of Mr. Trudeau, he believes the prime minister has developed a genuine concern for Western not solely for his own political surrival ei- ther. At the same time, both men downplay the contention that :he Liberals really did as badly n the West as some people say they did. They suggest that the actual number of votes lost compared to 1968 was pretty similiar to the number lost in Ontario. In other parts of the country, however, the Liberals had a greater "cushion1 of votes they could afford to lose. In Alberta, where the Con- servatives won all 19 federal eats, the situation is somewhat ifferent. That was a two-party ight, VT-iih the Liberals fielding ome of the most attractive andidates in the country. Most of their top notch candidates here, believes Mr. Williams, vill likely run again. Will car, leasing save you money? We've ,got the straight facts: Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 Now! Oi Kino CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. CHRYSLER LEASING SYSTEM i Corner of 3rd Ave. gnd llth St. S. Phone 328-9271 And for menthol, get the green pack. WARN ING: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises lhat danger lo health increases with amount smoked. ;