ALBANY, N.Y. (Sep. 11)
A dozen articles on the Mideast crisis written for the Hearst chain of newspapers between May, 1967 and April, 1969 by William Randolph Hearst, Jr., have been published in pamphlet form under the title “The Case for Israel.” The pamphlet, with a forward by Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban, is being distributed to churches, schools and news media in an effort to counteract Arab propaganda.
The Jewish Community Council of Albany disclosed that the late Gene Robb of Capital Newspapers, publisher here of the Hearst-owned Times-Union and Knickerbocker News and Union Star, offered shortly before his death to underwrite the cost of distributing the pamphlet locally.
The Hearst articles generally supported Israel’s stand in its dispute with the Arabs, admonished Arab intransigence and refusal to talk peace with Israel and were sharply critical of the alleged one-sidedness of the United Nations which was characterized as the “double-talk debating society.” Some articles were also critical of alleged American tendencies to appease the Arabs and of the Four Power Mideast talks which Israel opposed. The once nation-wide Hearst chain now publishes nine daily newspapers in seven cities.