Eban Satisfied: Nixon M.E. Position
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
March 21, 1969
Name College Auditorium to Honor Farm Expert
ice. We owe him much," Mr.
nchanged as Big Four Talks Loom STARKVILLE, Miss. (JTA)—
The auditorium of the new Animal Leveck is a member of Temple
WASHINGTON (JTA)—Foreign has held in recent weeks with '
Minister Abba Eban said Sunday representatives of France, the So-
on the nationally televised "Meet viet Union and Britain. the Four
the Press" program that he saw Powers were "closer together than
"no erosion" in President Rich- we were" on the Mid East. He
and M. Nixon's Mid East position,l, cautioned. however. that he did
and reiterated Israel's firm posi- not want to "leave the impression
tion that there would be no with- that we are completely together
drawal from occupied territories at this point . . . We still have a
before there is peace with its Arab lot of yard to cover."
White House officials indicated
Eban also voiced strong opposi- following the Nixon-Eban meeting
tion to any solution "imposed" on that the U.S. planned a series of
the region by the Big Four pow- meetings with Arab states similar
ers which, he contended, would to the high level discussions just
"globalize" what is now a local concluded with Israel. They said
conflict and thus increase the the first such meeting will be
danger of a nuclear confrontation. held in the near future when
Eban conferred with President Hussein visits Washington.
Eban declined to comment on
Nixon in the White House for 45
minutes March 14, met with Sec- his conversation with Thant. He
retary of State William P. Rogers said, however, that he felt the
on four other occasions over the talks being conducted by the UN's
weekend, and spent 75 minutes special peace envoy, Ambassador
at the United Nations with Secre- Gunnar V. Jarring, had entered
a new phase. Dr. Jarring returned
tart'-General U Thant.
Prior to his meeting with the to his headquarters at Nicosia.
President, the Israeli diplomat. Cyprus. after another round of
appearing before the National visits to Mid East capitals.
Press Club. stressed what he con- Meanwhile, inforned
which has been made on an am-
bassadorial level, depicts Paris as
less pro-Arab than the Soviet
Union and flexible on territorial
and other matters.
The French have argued that a
settlement worked out by the Big
Four would be the only kind ac-
ceptable to Egypt. France no
longer appeared to demand an
Israeli withdrawal to the lines of
June 4. 1967. before any other
matters are discussed and ap-
peared willing to leave open the
questions of Jerusalem and the
France indicated that in return
for a partial Israeli withdrawal.
it would press Egypt to agree to
free Israeli passage through the
The French approaches were
believed by observers here to have
been prompted by the fear that
outright rejection by . Israel of BiE.,
Four peace ,efforts would lead the
United States to conclude that
such efforts were impracticable.
Science Building of Mississippi Bnai Israel.
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experiment s t a t i o n. Announce-
ment of the honor was made by
Dr. William L. Giles, university
president, at a dinner honoring the
Jewish agricultural expert.
Leveck, who taught animal hus-
bandry at Mississippi A & M Col-
lege since 1926. became a full pro-
fessor in 1935 and head of the de-
partment in 1939.
The foreign minister declared
that in am,' peace settlement. "the
agreement lot the parties" to the
conflict must come first. He said
a "new peace map" would emerge
if the Arabs come to terms but it
would not represent a return to
the 1949 armistice lines.
He voiced the belief that a
new war is "neither imminent nor
inevitable. - He charged that Arab
terrorists were the "tools and in-
struments of the Arab govern-
ments•' and said Israel held those
governments fully accountable for
terrorists actions. Eban charged
that Western information media
had glamorized the terrorists who
murdered innocent civilians in a
supermarket and aboard an El Al
Eban denied, in response to a
Gen. de Gaulle at their Paris meet- of the American Jewish Commit-
ing last month that he would not tee, was guest speaker at the
advocate the Arab cause. Without inaugural dinner of the United
such assurances, they said, the Jewish Appeal of France. presided
Nixon administration would not over by Baron Guy de Rothschild.
enter into Four Powers talks "with The French UJA raised close to
the cards stacked against Israel." 56,000.000 in 1968 and hopes to
French diplomats are trying to top that figure this year.
Goldberg urged the Western
persuade Israel to accept the idea '
of a settlement worked out by powers to continue supplying Israel
defense arms sugicient to
the Big Four. The French effort,
Cuba, Red China
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan told t e
Knesset this week that evidence
has been uncovered that Com-
munist China is giving weapons and
training to Palestinian Arab guer-
rillas. He said, in a reply to ques-
tions, that Red China was the only
non-Arab country where Palestin-
ian terrorists got training. He dis-
closed that Chinese-made equip-
ment had been found during a re-
cent round-up of terrorists sus-
pects. He said Egyptian intelli-
question, that he had met secretly
with King Hussein of Jordan in
London last' October. He said he
was willing to meet Hussein or
any other Arab leader in talking
According to White House
spokesman Ronald Ziegler, Eban's
meeting with Mr. Nixon took place
in an "atmosphere of cordiality" gence units were sending terrorists
and covered - "important basic into the Sinai peninsula.
Israel s foreign ministry is still
elements" involving the Mid East.
Eban said later that he considered investigating reports that Cuba has
his visit to Washington "a very been extending aid to Palestinian
useful 72 hours" that afforded Arab guerrillas and is currently
him an opportunity for a thorough training some of them on her soil.
discussion in depth at top levels. The reports, which appeared in a
He said he and Secretary of State local paper, could not be confirmed
Rogers and the chance to go into or denied by Cuban diplomats here.
Israel and Cuba maintain formal
Participants in the White diplomatic relations.
Alleged terrorists arrested in re-
House meeting included Israel's
cent days have included a promin-
ambassador to the U.S., Yitzhak
Rabin, and President Nixon's ent lawyer and an Anglican minis-
top adviser on international ter from Ramallah and two physi-
cians. A suspected terrorist was
security affairs, Dr. Henry Kis-
singer. Eban said that in his identified as Subhi Gusha, one of
several Arab doctors who staged
discussions with the President.
"no maps were discussed." He a sit-in to protest the integration
concluded that there was no of Arab hospitals with Israeli
reduction in the "harmony" of
the "central accord" in Ameri-
Men have been wise in very d -
Before meeting Eban, Mr. Nixon ferent modes; but they have al-
told a press conference that as a ways laughed the same way.
result of separate talks the U.S. ,
"To discontinue arms shipments
to Israel in the absence of an arms
limitation agreement with the So-
viet Union is to invite another
conflict and to jeopardize Israel's
security unfairly," he said.
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"This university, the state of Mis-
sissipi, the south and the nation
have profited greatly by his serv-
In Ottawa, a former foreign
minister of Canada and present
leader in the Cana-
sidered to be the "complexity and diplomatic sources at the United
peril" of big-power guarantees for Nations said formal Four Power dian Senate said that he thought
talks on the Middle East were
a Mid East settlement.
created the climate for peace
Eban said that his meetings with expected to begin possibly in a
• negotiations both in Southeast
Mr. Nixon and other officials had week. A principal topic of the
Asia and in the Eastern Medi-
convinced him that "The basic meetings, they said, would be
principles of U.S. policy in the Mid
The United States continued to
But. he warned, the achievement
East over the past two years are
press Israel to maintain an "open of Middle East peace depended en-
mind" on the joint pursuit of a tirely upon Arab leaders who must
On the "Meet the Press" tele-
Mid East peace by the Big Four. decide to find a political accom-
cast, Eban said Israel would be
A pledge by President Charles modation with Israel. Paul Martin
bound by any Big Four decision
de Gaulle of France that he commented on the Mid East in an
and insisted that there was a
"would play an even-handed exclusive interview with M. J.
gap between the Anglo-Ameri-
role" between Israel and the Nurenberger. editor of the Cana-
can and Franco-Soviet positions
Arab states in any Big Four dian Jewish News.
on the Arab-Israel conflict.
In Paris, Arthur J. Goldberg,
talks has prompted President
He made it clear that Israel
Nixon to broaden his still- former U.S. ambassador to the
would not accept the return of UN
ITN. warned that "much mischief"
cautious approach to such a
emergency forces as a basis for
parley, syndicated columnists could result from a Big Four at-
its withdrawal. He recalled that
Rowland Evans and Robert tempt to impose a solution with-
the removal of the UN forces at
out consent of the Arabs and Is-
President Nasser's-request in May
Nixon exacted a promise from rael. Goldberg, who is president
1967 helped precipitate the Six-
During World War II, he reach-
ed the rank of colonel in the 101st
Airborne Division. After the war,
he returned to Mississippi as asso-
ciate director of the state agricul-
tural experiment section. He was
named director in 1961. In his ad-
dress at the dinner, Dr. Giles said
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