Seriousness of Russian Presence
in Egypt Illustrated on NBC Show
NEW YORK (JTA)—Israel Pre-
mier Golda Meir, asked in a
filmed interview Tuesday night if
the U.S. Middle East policy has
encouraged Soviet penetration
there, replied: "Let me put it
more kindly—it hasn't discouraged
The Soviets are cautious expan-
sionists. She said: They look over
an area carefully, consider the
risks of world opinion and "if it's
quiet, they take another step."
She added: "We have yet to see
a country where the Russians
came in and left. When they come
in, they usually stay.'
The interview was part of a
program on the Russians in the
Middle East, broadcast on the
monthly "First Tuesday" televi-
sion show over NBC.
The program also included jet-
eye footage of combat over the
Suez Canal, with NBC news pro-
ducer Robert Rogers reporting.
Aboard a jet that was attacking
Egyptian sites along the Suez
Canal, Rogers noted that "Soviet
pilots are scrambling to their
As the Egyptian army is "in-
capable" of stopping Israeli strikes.
Rogers said, the result is a "dan-
gerous standoff.' Regarding Israeli-
Russian combat, he observed.
"Some experts believe a clash is
inevitable. If it comes, it will prob-
ably be right here over the Suez
On the ground, displaying cap-
tured Soviet planes, he said: "One
thing is certain—the Israeli pilots
will know almost as much about
the MIGs as the Russians do them-
In a filmed interview, the Is-
raeli chief of staff, Gen. Haim
Bar Lev, said Soviet military per-
sonnel were "at the battalion lev-
Frankfurt Airport Blast Near the El Al Desk
BONN (JTA) —An explosion, No one was hurt and damage
followed by fire, occurred in a was negligible. No arrests have
luggage truck in a hall at Frank- been made.
furt Airport near the reception
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desk of El Al airline. A few min-
utes later flames spurted from a guarantee every child the right to
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refuse basket nearby.
ficer said a captured Egyptian
soldier had admitted the death
in combat of one of the Russians
in his unit. Producer Rogers 14—Friday, July 10, 1970
gave the total of Soviet person-
nel in Egypt as 8,000, with 3,000
of them "advisers" and 5,000 in
In another interview, an Israeli
els" of the Egyptian army, and ham radio operator reported hear-
ing up to seven Soviet planes en-
tering Cairo in a single hour.
Rogers said there are 40 new
SAM sites—for both 25 and 35—
now under construction in Egypt.
Aerial views of SAM sites were
An unnamed intelligence of- I shown on the program.
contrated at Cairo, Alexandria and
the Aswan High Dam. He noted a
"clear correlation' between the
active presence of Russian units
and pilots in Egypt "stepping-up"
of Egyptian front line operations.
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P-12 radar station, a top-secret device given to
Egypt by the Russians and seized by Israeli com-
mandoes. It was airlifted to Israel.
World Figures Comment on M. E. Crisis
NEW YORK (JTA)—Archbishop
Takovos, the Greek Orthodox Pri-
mate of North and South Amer-
ica, said he will present a Middle
East peace appeal to the United
Nations, the United States and the
Soviet Union on behalf of "the two
million little people" in the West-
ern hemisphere's Greek Orthodox
Church. The 58-year-old Arch-
bishop, at a Church congress here,
described his proposal as "an ap-
peal to peace—if not a program,
some opinions." Ile assigned great
responsibility for the Mideast es-
calation to both the U.S. and the
Soviets in remarking: "When you •
provide arms for the belligerents.
you are not innocent of guilt." 1
York. He stated his opinions on
the Mideast conflict in the first of
three articles published in the Sun-
The Spanish government has
offered to mediate the Middle
East conflict, according to a . re-
port from Madrid. According to
the Times, the Spanish national
newspaper "ABC" reported that
Foreign Minister Lopez Bravo
apparently made the offer to Is-
raeli Foreign Minister. Abba
Eban in Luxembourg. The Israeli
embassy here professed no
knowledge of the report. "ABC"
quoted Senor Bravo as telling
Eban: "Spain has never had nor
does it have now any anti-Jew-
feelings, and with the fun-
LONDON (JTA)—Lord Caradon,
damental aim of bringing about
the former British Ambassador to
a peace that would respect the
the United Nations, charged that
chief responsibility for the 1967' decisions of the UN,Spain would
willing to serve as a bridge be-
Arab-Israeli war rested with the
Soviet Union and those other mem- tween both parties." It was re-
cently reported that the Span-
bers of the Security Council who
abetted Moscow and thereby ham- ! ish government is seeking to
pered Council efforts avert the establish diplomatic relations
war. According to Lord Caradon,
the Six-Day War was a war that
nobody wanted and should never
have happened except for "unfor-
giveable delay" and "miscalcula-
tion." Lord Caradon headed the !
British UN delegation under the
late Labor government and was
Britain's representative at the
Four Power Mideast talks in New
Israel's Foreign Minister Abba
Eban met with his new British
counterpart. Foreign Secretary Sir !
Alec Douglas-Home. In a joint
statement released afterwards, the
two diplomats said "We have in-
augurated a dialogue and have
made provisions for continuation
of this dialegue.•' Informed - sources
here told the Jewish Telegraphic.
Agency that the problem of the
power balance in the Middle East
had been raised at the meeting
but no concrete requests for arms
supplies were made by Israel.
The greatest current threat to
world peace is the war in the Mid-
dle East, Foreign Secretary Doug-
las-Home said during a debate on
foreign affairs in the House of
Commons. He added, "If the bal-
ance of strength in the Mideast is
seriously tipped towards one side
or the other, that seems to be to
me the surest recipe for war. The
right answer is direct negotiations
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Rabin at ZOA Banquet
NEW YORK (ZINS) — Israel
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Senator Jacob K. Javits will be the
principal speakers at the banquet
of the 73rd Zionist Organization
of America National Convention
Sept. 6 in the grand ballroom of
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New
York City. The black-tie banquet !
will be in honor of Jacques Tore !
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