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January 29, 1971 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-01-29

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Arafat Declares 'Palestine Liberation' Forces
Will Continue Fight; Rejects Jarring Mission

(Continued from Page 1)

Arafat, Premier Tal and the
Jordanian minister of information,
Adnam Audeh, appeared on the
BBC program devoted to the Pale-
stinian question. Audeh, a Palestin-
ian by birth, said Jordan would
continue to "fight to the finish"
the Popular Front for the Libera-
tion of Palestine headed by Dr.
George Habash who is trying to
overthrow the Hussein regime.
Arafat spoke of his organization's
differences with Habash. He said
the central committee of the Pale-
stine Liberation Organization, an
umbrella body of 10 guerrilla
groups, wanted to continue to fight
Israel while Habash, who heads a
political party called the National
Arabic Movement, decided two
years ago to remove King liussein.
Arafat said he would not interfere
with internal Arab affairs. "We do
not like to fight the Jordanian
government but if they insist we
clash, we shall fight." Replying to
questions, the El Fatah leader said
he was ready to meet Israeli
leaders, such as Defense Minister
Moshe Dayan, "on condition that
they accept the establishment of
a Palestinian democratic state
within what is now Israel." .
Meanwhile. the Jordanian gov-
ernment accused El Fatah Chie
Arafat Tuesday of "harming th e
Arab cause by creating divisions
for the sake of his personal glory."
The attack on Arafat, broadcast by
Amman Radio, followed a request
by the guerrilla leader that sol-
diers from other Arab states be
stationed on Jordanian territory to
protect the guerrillas from King
Hussein's army.
The Amman statement said:
"Arafat has forgotten all about
the Israeli occupation of Arab
land. He has resorted to political
trickery and false propaganda. He
would do much better to call for
a true struggle against Israel and
to urge all Arabs to marshal their
resources, His charge that Jordan
was involved in a plot with the
United States and Israel to destroy
the guerrillas is false. He is seek-
ing personal glory."
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan
said Tuesday that Israel has in-
formation that Soviet ground-to-air
missiles of the SAM-2 type are
presently deployed in Syria. Dayan
spoke in the Knesset, where he de-
livered a prepared reply to ques-
tions on security matters submit.
ted earlier by Shmuel Tamir of the
Free Center Faction.

activities. Dayan said on a tele-
vision interview that Israel's policy
should be to punish the culprits
and leave the peaceful population
alone. He added that the introduc-
tion of crack border police units
to the Gaza Strip two weeks ago
did reduce the number of terrorists
to some extent. But at the same
time, the normal activity of the
general population was curtailed,
he said.

The cabinet decided Sunday
that Israel will stick with the
process of peace talks with the
Arabs through United Nations
mediator Gunnar V. Jarring de-
spite the "polemical tone" of
Egypt's reply to Israel's first
proposals. Israel is still irritated
by what it regards as an attempt
by Cairo to undermine the Jar-
ring talks through leaking Israeli
diplomatic notes to the press.
That matter was discussed with
Dr. Jarring by Israel's UN Am-
bassador Yosef Tekoah last Fri-
day.

Tekoah pointed out that Israel
specifically stipulated the need for
"quiet diplomacy" as one of its
conditions for returning to the Jar-
ring talks last month. Jarring was
said to have told Tekoah that he
agreed entirely with Israel's po-
sition and would insist that there
should be no leaks in the future.
Israel's anger was aroused by
publication in the Tunis-based
French language weekly Jeune
Afrique of what was purportedly
the text of Israel's latest proposals
which were conveyed to Egypt by
Jarring. The Egyptians followed
that up by publishing the text of
their reply and accused Israel
leaking its own diplomatic note.

The cabinet authorized the pre-
mier and foreign minister to draft

a new Israeli note for Dr. Jarring
to convey to Cairo.
An Israeli official told the JTA:
"We want to carry on . with quiet
diplomacy, but quite frankly, I
don't know how long we can keep
it up." The JTA learned that the
government is veering away from

its earlier conditional. willingness
to accept a multi-national force to
police new Arab-Israeli borders
that May be drawn up as part of
an eventual peace agreement. Is-
rael is firmly opposed to any force
that would include troops of the
Big Four powers and, especially,
U.S. and Soviet contingents which
it feels would turn the borders
into a powder keg with a "potential

nuclear charge." The Israelis have
agreed in principle to Big Power
guarantees of a future peace pact
but only as a supplement to a
peace treaty, not a substitute for
one.
Israeli political circles virtual.
ly accused Egypt of double-deal-
ing on Middle East peace pro-
posals, charging that its note to
Jarring and to the Security
Council was different and less
moderate than its still-secret
statement to Israel through Dr.
Jarring. The Israeli circles also
pointed out that Cairo, which had
accused Israel of foot-dragging
on peace moves, had taken nine
days to reply to the Israeli note
delivered through the Swedish
negotiator.

The foreign ministry feels that
the Egyptian message is actually
a Soviet attempt to prepare the
ground for a special meeting of the
Security Council before the cease
At Sunday's cabinet meeting, fire ends Feb. 5.
Golda Meir and Foreign Minister
The Egyptian document, submit-
Abba Eban reported on the lat- ted in New York by Ambassador
est developments in the Jarring Mohammed H. el-Zayyat, charges
talks. Egypt's reply was not con- that Israel "continues to procrast-
sidered satisfactory. The Israelis inate in an attempt to escape the
said that Cairo avoided replying carrying out of its obligations,"
to the principal clauses in the "seeks to dictate its conditions by
Israeli note. But the general relying on force and on the status
feeling was that Israel will con- quo," and "submits notes contain-
tinue to pursue a peace settle. ing nothing but mere repetition of
ment through the Jarring ma- its previous positions." Such an
chinery, informed sources said. Israeli attitude, the message goes
on, "continues to escalate the ex
plosive situation in the Middle
East" and "constitutes a serious
threat to international peace and
security."
Egypt requires, the note says,
Israeli "withdrawal from the Arab
territories" captured in 1967 and
Dr. Norman Drachler informed "a just settlement for the Palestine
Dayan said intelligence revealed the Detroit Board of Education refugees," both within the context
Tuesday
night that he will leave of "scrupulous implementation" of
that there are at present 10,000
Saviet ?Willa& personnel in -Egypt his post here, which he, has held Resolution 242 and "all other rele-
as
superintendent
of schools vant United Nations resolutions."
serving as advisers to the Egyp-
ti6n army, navy and air force. He
In order to reach those goals,
said that units of Russian soldiers
Egypt continues, Israel must cease
are operating SAM-3 missiles and
her "agression" and withdraw to
are guarding the missile site. In
her June 4, 1967 lines; Israel must
addition, there are several oper-
"repudiate" her "policy of terri-
ational squadrons of MIG-21s in
torial expansion . . . repeatedly
Egypt piloted by Russians.
expressed in the statements made
Gen. Dayan did not elaborate on
by Israeli leaders;" there must, be
the presence of SAM missiles in
a "termination of . . . belligeren-
Syria. His disclosure was the first
cy" and a guarantee of freedom of
by a top Israeli official that SAM
navigation;" there must be "re-
missiles are located beyond Is-
spect for and acknowledgement of"
rael's northern borders as well as
territorial sovereignty, integrity
in the Suez Canal zone.
and independence "within secure
Gen. Dayan also disclosed that
and recognized boundaries free
182 Israeli soldiers were killed In
from threats or acts of force," and
enemy action during 1970, and 639
there must be a "guaranteeing of
were wounded. He observed that,
peace and the territorial inviola-
DR. NORMAN DRACHLER
in the same period, 43 Israeli sol-
bility and political independence
dibrs were killed in traffic acci- since 1967, to become founding of every state in the area."
dents and 661 were injured. He director of the Institute for Edu-
Dr. Zayyat said his government's
said that between 1967-70, 132 resi-
Leadership of the Ford note to Dr. Jarring and to this
dents of the Gaza Strip were killed cational
month's
Security Council presi-
Foundation. The new educational
by terrorists, including 21 children institute will be associated with dent, Sir Colin Crowe of Britain,
and 33 women. A total of 979 Gaza the George Washington Univer- had been made public because Is-
residents were wounded by terror- sity in Washington, D.C.
rael, he charged, had publicized
ists in the same period, among
Dr. Drachler gained national her own 14-point position in the
them 216 children and 107 women. prominence as a leader in pro- Jenne Afrique. Spokesmen for the
Dayan said that since the Six-Day gressive education. Upon becoming weekly claimed that the disclosure
War, 1,828 terrorists hate been superintendent of Detroit's schools, of the Israeli proposals had been
killed in Incidents along the bord- he left the post of director of given them by a correspondent in
ers.
education of Temple Beth El. Ile Great Britain but the correspond-
Dayan says he is against a "get had been associated with the De- ent declined to disclose the source
tough" policy in the Gaza Strip troit public school system for of his information.
which disturbs the lives of law- more than 30 years.
Jordan's reply. to Israel's peace
abiding citizens. He admitted, how-
plan arrived in the Israeli capi-
Scion of a pioneer Labor Zionist
ever, that it is hard to avoid re- family, Dr. Drachler has shared
tal Jan. 21. Reliable sources said
strictions on the innocent in a in many important Jewish com-
it had been drafted in close co-
campaign to stamp out terrorist munal activities.
operation with Cairo, and that

a

It parallels the Egyptian stance
in all essential points—except
that in regard to specifically
Jordanian-Israeli matter s it
makes hardly any concessions
to Israel, insisting on June 4,
1967, borders and on restoration
of East Jerusalem to Jordan.
The Amman statement adds that
free access to the holy places is
to be guaranteed to persons "of
all religions," the sources said,
but they noted that such an agree-
ment was also included in the
1948 armistice but was abrogated
by Jordan when it occupied Jeru-
salem from then until June 1967.
(The Israeli proposals were re-
printed from Jeune Afrique of
Paris by the New York Times. The
Times stated that the authenticity
of the documents was acknow-
ledged by informed source s.
Charges were made by Arabs that
Israeli sources were responsible
for the leak of the Israeli propos-
als, but the Times asserted that
"Jeune Afrique" is known for its
close relations with some African
and Arab sources.)
Tekoah Confers With
Jarring and Thant
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) — Is-
raeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah
met Wednesday with the UN Mid-
dle East mediator, Ambassador
Gunnar V. Jarring of Sweden.
It was learned that Tekoah was
to present Jarring with Israel's
response to last week's Egyptian
reply to Israel's early January
peace proposals. But Tekoah will
not, at this time, give Dr. Jarring

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
30—Friday, isometry 29, 1971

Cheryl Moscowitz to Be
Bride of Gary Brand

MISS CHERYL MOSCOW1TL

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Moscowitz
of Berg Rd. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Cheryl to
Gary Brand, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Solomon Brand of Whitcomb Ave.
Miss Moscowitz and her fiance,
a graduate of the Walsh Institute
of Accountancy, plan to marry in
September.

Israel's response to the Jordanian
statement presented on Jan. 18 and
released Monday.
Tekoah met Tuesday night with
Secretary General U Thant at
Thant's invitation, but it was un-
derstood the Jarring talks were
not discussed.
Another meeting of the ambassa-
dors of the Big Four — United
States, Soviet Union, Britain and
France — was held Wednesday
but the envoys are not expected
to make any progress .toward a
Mid East peace in deference to
the Jarring talks.

Drachler to Head
Ford Foundation
Institute in D. C.

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