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March 26, 1971 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-03-26

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U.S. Seen Willing to Concede on Sharm el Sheikh

ority, insisted on retaining its i Stein, president of the United i ingness to recognize Y rpel's
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Re- lines, pitted pro-Israel forces led i
by Senators Henry M. Jackson 1 eased naval base at Guantanamo, Synagogue of America, who repre- sovereignty."
liable sources said Wednesday that and Jacob K. Javits against de- Cuba.
sented the Presidents Conference.
He reportedly contrasted that de-
the United States is prepared to fenders of Secretary of State
Political circles here said Fri- They were accompanied by Yehu- velopment with the pre-cease-fire
agree to some form of Israeli con- Rogers' contention that geographi- day's talk between Eban and da Hellman, executive director of period of "political futility, mili-
trol over the Sharm el Sheikh cal advantages are not vital to se- Rogers in Washington was "frank t he Jewish leadership group.
tary activity" and the growing
strongpoint in southern Sinai, curity in an age of modern war- and friendly." They insisted that Eban Optimistic Over M. E.
threat of Palestinian terrorism.
no pressure had been brought to Situation; Feels Better
Eban said that Israel's tenacity
short of permanent sovereignty. fare.
had helped bring about the
The source said that, in essence,
Rogers' most ardent supporter bear on Israel. But it was appar- About U. S.-Israel Relations
the differences between Washing- in Tuesday's debate on the Senate ent from reports here that the gap
NEW YORK (JTA)—Israeli For- change." He said the present situa-
ton and Israel over the future floor was Sen. J. William Ful- separating the U.S. and Israel was eign Minister Abba Eban express- tion, in terms of pressure on Israel,
Egyptian-Israeli borders have bright, Arkansas Democrat and by no means narrowed.
ed optimism Sunday over the was the "embarrassing conse-
President Nixon's order to the present situation in the Middle quence of success."
been reduced to the form of con- chairman of the Foreign Relations
trol over Sharm el Sheikh and a Committee, who is one of the administration, particularly the East which he described as "bet-
After a meeting with Secretary
land connection between it and Is- State Department's most vocal State Department, not to make ter than any alternative except of State William P. Rogers for al-
any adverse statements in pub- peace." Appearing on the CBS most two hours last Friday, Eban
rael proper.
critics in other areas of foreign
lic about Israel's unwillingness television program "Face the Na- told newsmen that no pressure had
The problem was discussed at a policy.
to make a total withdrawal from tion," Eban said he felt better been applied on Israel. He said
meeting Tuesday night of Premier
Sen. Fulbright was summoned
Golda Meir and U.S. Ambassador to the floor from a committee Egyptian territory, was violated now about U. S.-Israel relations "Objectively, there's no deadlock
Walworth Barbour. The U.S. re- briefing by Vermont Republican by Rogers, according to a well (after meetings with administra- at all" between Israel, the U.S.
portedly favors a long-term leas- George D. Aiken as Washington informed source. Although Nixon tion leaders) than he had 10 days and the Arabs. At another point,
ing of Sharm el Sheikh to Israel Democrat Jackson and New York took no action against Rogers, ago because the two countries' Eban remarked that some elements
and concedes that an area of Republican Javits denounced sug- the order continues in effect. It "mutual respect" has been of national security were so vital
undetermined size adjacent to gestions that Big Power guaran- was learned here that Nixon is "strengthened." He praised Presi- that "we will, if necessary, uphold
not to exert any pres- dent Nixon for having made an and defend them alone."
Eilat should be annexed to Israel tees of a Middle East settlement determined
sure on Israel and also to avoid "enormous contribution" to the
Eban said in a taped interview
for security reasons. The U.S., would make it feasible for Israel
any actions or statements that
broadcast by the Israel armed
however, is not convinced that a to withdraw from most of the Arab could be interpreted as pressure. avoidance of war.
Eban rejected charges that his forces radio that Israel has demon-
land bridge between Israel and territories it conquered in 1967.
The Nixon administration has government was . intransigent on strated its independence of Ameri-
Sharm el Sheikh is vital.
Sen. Fulbright said he agreed put a clamp on public comment on the issue of borders. "The word can policy. He said, of his recent
Mrs. Meir's meeting with Am-
with Rogers that security gained Israeli Premier Golda Meir's state- non-negotiable does not exist in visit to Washington: "We have
bassador Barbour followed For-
by the retention of territory was ments attacking the State Depart- our vocabulary," he said. He also succeeded in getting the United
eign Minister Abba Eban's re-
"illusory." He urged Israel to ment's attitude toward a guaran- claimed that Israel's position was States used to the idea that Israel
port on his meeting in Wash-
reaffirm its support in principle tee of secure borders, informed bearing fruit. "Tenacity on inter- adopts a position of its own, even
ington last week with Secretary
of the United Nations Resolution sources said. Privately, the sources ests" plus "flexibility on tactics" if it does not meet with the ap-
of State William P. Rogers and
of Nov. 22, 1967, calling for its said, the administration is irritated have resulted in an Egyptian proval of the U. S." He conceded
White House National Security
withdrawal to "secure and re- by Mrs.. Meir's public comments "groping" toward peace with Is- that there has been no basic
Affairs Adviser Henry Kissinger.
on the matter, and feels she should rael that many thought impossible change in U. S. policy on boundary
Mrs. Meir agreed to the request cognized" pre-war borders.
be more discreet in them.
a year ago, the Israel foreign issues since the Rogers Plan of
by the American officials that Is-
Secretary of State Rogers, emerg-
Israelis were ',',hardening" their
rael supply the U.S. with more position on withdrawal because ing from a two-hour appearance minister said. He observed that December 1969, which was unac-
concrete details of the principles they believe that the U.S. and the before the House Foreign Affairs "the Arab mind is in a state of ceptable to Israel. He said it was
that would guide Israel's terri- Senate "will be completely at Committee, would say only that flux." Eban noted that historically hoped however, that the U. S.
torial claims, once actual peace their disposal" no matter what the matter was one for "discussion Jews have been more idealistic would continue to adhere to the
position that there should be no im-
negotiations get under way. Mrs. position they take. Israel should with the government of Israel, with than practical but said that Is- posed settlement in the Middle
Meir took pains to scotch rumors not "take the the United States which we have friendly- relations." rael's policy was "based on very East.
that she gave Ambassador Bar- so much for granted," Sen. Ful- The State Department rejected a pragmatic security ideas." He re-
ferred specifically to the Sharm Sir Alec: Government
bour a territorial map. Her politi- bright warned.
Soviet protest against peaceful t-Sheikh strongpoint in southern to Take Initiative if Opening
cal secretary, Simcha Dinitz,
Sen. Fulbright drew an angry anti-Soviet activities in Washing- Sinai where, he said, there must Stalled In Jarring Talks
phoned newspaper editors Tuesday response from Sen. Javits when ton by the Jewish Defense League.
be an "effective and physical Is-
LONDON (JTA)—Foreign Secre-
night stressing that no maps of he said that "At the moment, One high Department source raeli presence and control." Eban
tary Sir Alec Douglas-Home told
any kihd. had changed hands.
they (Israel) do have the influence termed the protest a "red her- rejected American emphasis on an the House of Commons Monday
• There:Was no indication whether in Congress to support them" but ring."
international peace-keeping force that the British government would
the U.S. has or will supprt Israel's "If they create the impression of
Reports emanating from. Cairo instead of geographical security. be quick to take the initiative if
claims to control of Sharm el
being too determined not to ne- that the United States had used He referred to the failure of such
Sheikh at the Big Four meeting gotiate, they run a great risk of the tactic of withholding arms forces in the past, adding that for the "slightest opening" appeared in
in New York, although some ob- losing the suport they heretofore deliveries to get Israel to return Israel, "it is a matter of mem- the stalled Jarring peace talks. "It
is now more necessary than ever
servers claim that the American had."
to the Jarring talks last Decem- ory."
that these negotiations should be
stand is responsible for the con-
Sen. Javits claimed that by de- ber were discounted by a State
Ambassador George Bush, the enabled to make progress and the
tinuing impasse in the Four Pow- manding an Israel commitment Department spokesman. The
new U. S. envoy to the United government will continue to play
er deliberations. It was not known to withdrawal prior to negotia- spokesman, Charles Bray, also
Nations, appearing on the NBC- their full part in encouraging the
whether - Egypt has been sounded tions, the U.S. would be "loading dismissed a Cairo report that the
TV program "Meet the Press," parties to this end, both in bila-
out_by the U.S. on the possibility the negotiations in advance on a U. S. had assured Egypt that
asserted that a peace-keeping teral discussions and through the
of leasing Sharm el Sheikh to Is- pro-Arab and therefore pro-Soviet Israel would not be permitted to
force could have "a very useful Four Power talks in New York,"
rael. Nor was it known whether basis."
retain East Jerusalem. Both re-
role" in the Mid East but that Sir Alec said.
such an arrengement is; indeed,
"we are not putting pressure on
Rogers asked to appear before ports were brought up by news-
acceptable to Israel.
the full Senate Thursday to pre- men at Monday's press briefing.
Russian Arms Spending
Reliable sources said there were sent his views on the Middle East. The report on arms deliveries
Bush said that in his conversa-
Newsweek explains "Where the
differences in the cabinet over the Ex-Sen. McCarthy Says Meir
was attributed by Cairo to re- tion with Eban, the Israeli foreign
extent of the projected land bridge Right in Rejecting State
marks allegedly made in Israel minister was neither "negative Military Ruble Goes" as follows
between Israel proper and Sharm Dept. Border Guarantees
by that country's Ambassador to nor adamant" on border issues. in this week's issue: "The Pen3-
gon's bookkeepers have for the
el Sheikh. Ministers described as
He said "we have not gotten down
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Former Washington, Itzhak Rabin.
"minimalists" their demands, United States Sen. Eugene J. Mc-
Bray had no comment on a re- to real discussions" on peace-keep- first time ventured some official
were said to be satisfied with a Carthy said here that Premier port that Cairo has told Washing- ing forces either in the Big Four estimates on Soviet spending for
land connecton running from Eilat Golda Meir was right in rejecting, ton that it would resume shooting meetings or elsewhere, pending an military aid. Since .1955, they fig-
at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba on the basis of previous experi- in the Suez Canal zone in five days agreement on substantive issues ure, Moscow has laid out close to
to Sharm el Sheikh, along the east- ence, the U. S. State Department's unless more diplomatic progress between the parties. But Bush ex- $14,000,000,000—$4,500,000,000 to
ern shore of the Sinai Peninsula. proposal for border guarantees. Re- was made. A State Department plained that the kind of peace- Egypt, $5,000,000,000 to Eastern
Others, said to include Defense garding an international police source said later that he didn't be- keeping force the U. S. enviEioned Europe, $1,300,000,000 to China
Minister Moshe Dyan, want a force, McCarthy said at Lydda Air- lieve the U. S. has been informed was hardly the equivalent of the (before the break) and almost $3,-
much broader connection. They port that while the U. S. position to this effect by Egypt. Bray also UN force that Secretary General 000,000,000 to Hanoi. During the
envision a line running from a on that was unclear to him, such a said he was not aware that Eban U Thant withdrew from the region same period the U.S. has spent
point near El Arish on the Medi- force would be a mistake because planned to return to Washington in May 1967. He said the proposed some $40,000,000,000 — including
terranean coast to Sharm el it could precipitate a world war.
after a trip to Mexico but wouldn't new force would not be susceptible $20,000,000,000 for Europe, $2,-
Sheikh. Dayan himself reportedly
McCarthy, the Minnesota Demo- exclude the possibility. He said to "unilateral withdrawal without 000,000,000 for the-Mid East, $10,-
is undecided on the location or crat who challenged President Secretary of State Rogers had "no our having something to say about 000,000,000 for Asia and $1,000,-
shape of such a line. The differ- Johnson in 1968 and voluntarily present plans" to visit the Middle it" through America's veto power 000,0.00 for Latin America. Viet-
ence between a straight line from left the Senate last year, warned East. But he acknowledged that in the Security Council. Bush said nam, including American opera-
El Arish to Sharm el Sheikh and against external pressures on the Rogers would be in Ankara, Tur- he was "reasonably optimistic" on tions, has so far cost $100,000,-
a curved line could involve a dif- Middle East parties. As to Secre- key, April 29, for a meeting of Mid East peace prospects, adding 000,000."
ference of some 10,000 square tary of State William P. Rogers' CENTO.
"We don't view it as a crisis" or
(In Jerusalem, a foreign minis- expect the Jarring talks to break Torah Saved From Nazis
statement that "geography" was
(In an interview with Saturday unessential in a Mid East solution, try spokesman said that Secretary down. He described UN mediator to Be Given to Day School
Review appearing in the current the former legislator remarked Rogers may visit Israel and other Dr. Gunnar V. Jarring as "a very
issue, Israel's former Prime Min- curtly: "Even the American ad- Middle Eastern countries in the useful, dedicated man and we sup- Attorney General David T. Wil-
ister David Ben-Gurion reiterated ministration does not evade the near future. He said Rogers would port him." Bush said that since entz will present a Torah rescued
his view favoring withdrawal from question of territories when it con- probably be accompanied by As- taking over his UN post three from the Nazis to Perth Amboy's
occupied territories. He favors re- cerns its policy in Southeast Asia." sistant Secretary of State for Near weeks ago he saw no evidence of a Hillel Academy April 3.
taining all of Jerusalem and the McCarthy was in Israel for a week- Eastern Affairs Joseph J. Sisco dominant Soviet-Arab bloc whose
The presentation will be the fo-
Golan Heights but stated: "Sinai? long visit as a guest of the foreign who is scheduled to visit Turkey position was reflected by Thant.
cal pont of ceremonies that eve-
Sharm el-Sheikh? Gaza? The West ministry. He attended a dinner
Eban's television statements ning to mark the launching of a
Bank? Let them go. Peace is more in his honor at Tel Aviv Univer-
Assistant Secretary of State Jo- reflected in substance what he major fund-raising campaign by
important than real estate. We sity.
seph Sisco met for 2 1/2 hours with apparently told the Conference the day school. Hillel is celebrat-
don't need the territory.")
Political sources also sought to the two vice chairmen of the Con- of Presidents of Major American ing its 18th anniversary.
Senate Split on Rogers' View
soften Secretary of State Rogers' ference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations at a closed
The Torah had originally come
That `Geography' Not Vital
recent remarks on territorial ac- American Jewish Organizations in meeting last week. The JTA from the Polish town of Mishlo-
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The quisitions. They noted that he drew what was described as "a useful learned that Eban told the Jew- vitz ,on the Polish-German bor-
U.S. Senate is not of one mind a clear distinction between "use" exchange of view on the Middle ish leaders that while "the Arab der before World 'War II. Rabbi
over the State Department's po- and "acquisition" of a territory, East scene, and the American role movement from radicalism to David Twersky, the academy's
sition on future boundaries and implying that Israel could very in current peace efforts." The de- realism was not yet completed, dean, made arrangements for it
international peace-keeping forces well use Sharm el-Sheikh without scription was given by Rabbi Israel the Arabs have indicated a will- to be brought to Perth Amboy.
acquiring it. They recalled that the Miller, chairman of the American
in the Middle East.
Friday, March 26, 1971-43
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