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July 10, 1970 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-07-10

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Israel Endangered by Russian Pilots

(Continued from Page 8)
that they have found some positive
American strength in the Meth- elements in the latest U.S. peace
proposals. These elements, accord-
Reuters reported from Cairo that ing to the reports, include the call
the last of the British crew who for the revival of Ambassador Gun-
were stranded since June 1967 on nar V. Jarring's Mid East peace
four ships in the Suez Canal Great mission, the support for the No-
Bitter Lake flew home and aban- vember 1967 United Nations Se-
curity Council's resolution, and the
doned their vessels.
There has been a deterioration American use of the term "Pales-
of 14 ships in the stranded area tinians." According to the reports,
and 10 ships are locked in the the use of that term, as the Arabs
waterway that has been closed by see it, means "Palestinians are
now recognized by the United
Premier Golda Meir has sent States as an entity or a nation."
President Richard M. Nixon her Israeli Jet Downed, Third
government's response to the in Six Days; Israel Denies
new American peace proposals Jets Hit by Modified SAM-2
TEL AVIV (JTA)—An Israel Air
for the Middle East announced
by Secretary of State William Force jet was shot down over the
P. Rogers 10 days ago. Accord- Suez Canal zone Sunday, the third
ing to reliable sources, the re- in six days.
The loss of three Israeli jets in
sponse was more "moderate"
than initially intended because less than a week over the Suez
President Nixon's remarks on the Canal zone increased speculation
Mid East July 1 went a long way here and abroad that the Egyp-
to reassure Mrs. Meir and senior tians were employing a new kind
members of her cabinet of U.S. of ground-to-air missile or that the
intentions to keep Israel strong. old, previously ineffective SAM-2
. However, Israel is not entirely was being manned by Soviet ex-
satiated with the U.S. initiative. perts. The American syndicated
No details of the Rogers' proposals columnist Joseph Alsop claimed
were released, at the express re- Friday that the two Israeli jets
quest of the U.S. government. But shot down last Tuesday were hit
purported details, leaked to the by a "modified SAM-2 with elec-
press in several foreign capitals tronic systems so radically im-
included the establishment of a proved that it amounts to a brand
temporary cease-fire in the Suez new Soviet missile." Alsop claimed
Canal zone to be followed by a pull- that considerable numbers of the
back of Israel and Egyptian forces "improved" missiles had been de-
to points 12 miles behind their ployed in a line about 10 miles
west of the Suez Canal. But Is-
present lines.
In a speech to hie Knesset, Pre- raeli military sources denied today
any new, improved version
mier Meir categorically rejected that
the SAM-2 missile exists. They
the idea of a ceasefire with a time of
limit attached. According to diplo- confirmed their original opinion
two planes lost on June 30
matic sources here. Mrs. Meir's that the
hit by conventional SAM-2s:'
reply to President Nixon was were
York Times linked the
"courteous and restrained" and
of the two jets to the re-
stressed, among other things, that downing
in Egypt of a Soviet
a strong Israel was the best guar- missile called "Ganef"
by Western
antee for Mideast peace: She urged military experts. According
the United States to take note of Times &port, the "Ganef" is a to 30-
the dangerous imbalance now pre- foot rocket on a twin-tracked twin-
vailing in the region, the sources launcher vehicle propelled by solid
said. Her reply was said to have
and controlled by a guidance
the full support of Foreign Minis- fuel
system on the ground. It is no
ter Abbe Eban.
than the SAM-2 but
Premier Meir, accompanied by more accurate
maneuverable, the Times
most of her cabinet, joined U.S. said.
quoted reliable
Ambassador Walworth Barbour in sources in Washington
to the effect
celebrating the Fourth of July at that the Nixon Administration
the Ambassador's residence in no firm evidence that the Russians
Herzliya. Present, along with sev- have installed "Ganef" missiles in
eral hundred other Israelis, were Egypt apart from .some "vague
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, reports." The Times said Mr.
Eban, Minister-Without-Portfolio Nixon was more concerned with
Menahem Beigin, Chief of Staff the new Soviet SAM-3 missiles
Gen. Haim Bar-Lev and Justice which have not yet been used
Shimon Agranat, president of the against Israeli aircraft.)
Israeli Supreme Court.
Israel Air Force jets contin-
Soviet, Egyptian Leaders
ued their daily attacks on Egyp-
Plan to State Conciliatory
tian targets in the Suez Canal
Attitude Toward U.S. Plan
LONDON (JTA)—The Kremlin zone and returned safely to their
tailors are measuring President bases. A military spokesman dis-
Gamal Abdel Nasser for a new closed the rescue of an Israeli
suit of armor but apparently are pilot who bailed out over Egyp-
anxious that he should not wear tian territory when his jet was
it into a new war with Israel and shot down by a ground-to-air
missile last Tuesday. His co-
lose the pants along with almost
everything else as he did three pilot and two pilots of another
years ago, one diplomatic observer downed jet were captured by the
here remarked. The allusion was Egyptians. The rescued pilot's
name was not disclosed. Ac-
to signs of a slight shift in Soviet
cording to a military spokesman,
Mid East policy perceptible in Mos-
hid out for several hours and
cow during the Egyptian leader's
then "successfully extri-
visit there.
and brought back to Is-
President Nasser arrived in the
raeli territory.
Soviet capitol last Monday accom
two of the cap-
panied by a high-level entourage
that included his Foreign Minister tured Israeli pilots as Capt. Amos
Amos Levi.
Mahmoud Riad. His talks with
The Israel Army released un-
Premier Alexei Kosygin, President
Nikolai Podgorny and Communist usual aerial phtographs of Egyp-
Party chief Leonid Brezhnev were tian military cemeteries in the
reportedly centered on new sup- Suez Canal zone indicating that
plies of jet aircraft, missiles and Egypt has suffered severe casual-
other arms that Egypt wants from ties during the past year. The pho-
Russia. Diplomatic sources said a tographs showed 1,800 graves this
joint Soviet-Egyptian communique year where only 200 appeared the
is expected tomorrow which will year before. Israel's fatalities in
disclose that Soviet and Egyptian the canal zone for the same period
leaders have agreed that the new amounted to about 200. The photo-
United States plan for Middle East graphs were made in May, 1969,
peace contains some positive ele- and June, 1970, of cemeteries at
ments. The communique will be Fayed, Ismailia and Port Suez.
issued at the end of President Complete Phantom Sale

Gamal Abdel Nasser's visit to the
Soviet Union. According to reports
from Moscow, an authoritative
Middle East diplomatic source said
that the Arabs have also indicated


viously agreed upon sale of 50
Phantom jets to Israel, which be-
gan last September and October
at the unannounced rate of four

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tween the USA and the USSR in
Pompidou, Brandt Discuss
Mid East; Bonn Does Not
`Totally' Share France's View
BONN (JTA)—The Middle East
situation was discussed here by ,A
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Chancellor Willy Brandt and vis-
iting President Georges Pompidou
of France. A Bonn spokesman said
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the West German government did .
er "
not "totally" share the French
issue with President Nixon's asser- government's view on the Mid
tion' that the Middle East situation East policy in principle but dis-
Detroit :35, Michigan
is more dangerous for the United agrees on certain minor points.
States than the war in Viet Nam.
C01,79-pez4e °ea/WU:ea-
The Arkansas Democrat, chairman THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
of the Senate Foreign Relations
Friday, July 10, 1970-9
Committee, said Sunday on the

per month, will be completed in
July—three months ahead of sched-
ule—according to State Depart-
ment sources. There was no im-
mediate official explanation for the
acceleration. The 50-jet pact pre-
dates Israel's still-pending request
for 125 additional Phantoms and
Sen. Fulbright Differs
With Nixon on Mid East
Sen. J. William Fulbright took


CBS television program, "Face
the Nation," that while the Middle
East is "an explosive situation,"
there is "nothing more damaging

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to the future of our country than
Vietnam." He said that while there
was "a danger of course" of the
Mid East "becoming a conflagra-
tion," he did not feel that the So-
viet Union wanted such a confla-
Asked about U.S. military sup-
port for Israel, Sen. Fulbright re-
plied: "We have no formal com-

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mitment, no treaty" with Israel
but America does have "tremen-
dous respect for the Israelis and


for the Jewish race in general."
Sen. Fulbright is regarded by some
Israelis and pro-Israel Americans
as one of the Senate leaders least
friendly toward the Jewish state.
He was not among the 79 Senators
of both parties who signed a round-
robin resolution last month urging
the Nixon administration to sell
Israel all the jets it requests with-
out delay. Sen. Fulbright said he
thought a solution of the Middle
East conflict lay in the Strategic
Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) be-

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