JERUSALEM (Jul. 29)
Meir Rosenne. the Foreign Ministry’s legal advisor, has gone to Oslo to seek the release of two Israelis arrested there in connection with the killing of a 30-year-old Moroccan, Ahmed Boushicki. who was allegedly linked to the Scandinavian branch of the Black, September movement:
Meanwhile, the Israel government remained tight lipped about the situation. The Cabinet meeting today heard only a perfunctory report on the official efforts in Oslo from the acting director general of the Foreign Ministry, Ephraim Evron. Premier Golda Meir said she had asked that all information on the arrests be collated and this had not yet been completed. It was also learned that top ministers and officials have been consulting on the problem throughout the day.
A statement yesterday by the Foreign Ministry said Roseanne was in Norway “to take care of the release of two Israeli citizens arrested at the home of a member of the Israel Embassy staff in Oslo.” The statement.was the first official announcement since six persons were arrested Thursday by Norwegian police in connection with the murder. Legal sources here said Israel will claim that since a diplomat has diplomatic immunity his home is covered by that immunity to prevent the arrest of anyone .there.
Roseanne, who met with the deputy legal advisor to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, has requested that the Israeli Embassy staff in Oslo be allowed to visit the two Israelis. The Norwegians agreed to this in principle although no time has been set as yet.
Meanwhile in Tel Aviv, police and the Norwegian Embassy there did not take seriously a threat received by phone Friday night warning that if the two Israelis were not released a Norwegian plane would be hijacked or a diplomat kidnapped. However, a police car is patrolling the area.
Last Thursday, Itzhak Kenan, the Israeli Ambassador to Norway said the only information he had on the killing was that given him by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Isi Fogel, chairman of the Jewish community of Copenhagen, was refused permission by Norwegian police to visit an arrested Danish Jewish suspect, Dan Erteschik.His family had asked Fogel to intervene,
Rio De Janeiro honored Dr, Albert Sabin last week by naming a square for him, the “Praca Albert Sabin.” The world-renowned scientist, who was visiting Rio with his Brazilian wife, told newsmen that he is optimistic about finding a cure to certain kinds of cancer. But he noted this was still some way off and that for the time being the best “cure” was a systematic preventive examination.