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December 10, 1971 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1971-12-10

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Golda Praises Nixon, Rogers; Say$

NEW YORK (JTA) — Premier
Golda Meir of Israel reportedly
told a closed meeting of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations
that the United States was not
sequeezing Israel politically or
economically and characterized the
U.S. as the "friendliest country"
toward Israel.
Speaking to some 400 Jewish
leaders who gave her a standing
ovation when she entered the meet-
ing•hall and applauded frequently
during her extemporaneous 55-
minutes address, Mrs. Meir praised
both President Nixon and Secre-
tary of State William P. Rogers for
the "warmth" they had shown
when she met with them last
Thursday in Washington.
Without specifically mentioning
whether either official had made a
commitment to sell Israel Phantom
jets, Mrs. Meir noted that she had
been told Israel has the best pilots
and the best air force in the Mid-
dle East. "Our pilots are good,"
she reportedly told the meeting
"but we have no right to send them
against Soviet pilots without being
properly equipped. Even the best
pilots need planes to fly."
Despite her praise for Mr. Nixon
and Rogers, Mrs. Meir neverthe-
less appeared critical of the ad-
ministration's virtual blockade of
Phantom jets to Israel when she
remarked that it "is dangerous
when friends think they know
better than we do" the real dan-
gers facing Israel with the con-
tinuing arming of Egypt by the
The Israel premier sharply con-
demned the United Nations for its
inability to deal effectively with
world tensions, threats of war and
actual war, and noted that the
conflagration now involving India
and Pakistan was another indica-
tion of what small nations can
expect from the UN. She observed
that the ineffectiveness of the UN

back within one hour" to Jarring's
Middle East peace mission, but
"w ith out preconditions" from
either Israel or its Arab neigh-
Mrs. Meir appeared on the NBC
program "Meet the Press," where
she was subjected to sharp ques-
tioning by panel of four newsmen.

representatives of the. African
peace mission, which reportedly
recommends reactivation of the
Jarring mission. The report was
based on the results of visits to
Israel and Egypt last month by the
presidents of four African states
who are conducting their investiga
tion of Middle East peace prospects
"We don't commit ourselves on behalf of the Organization for
to anything without negotia- African Unity.
tions," she declared. "We put
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba
no conditions to the Egyptians Eban reaffirmed his government's
and never have put one," Mrs. reliance on the Jarring mission and
Meir said.
negotiations as the conduits toward
Meanwhile, the U.S. State De- a 'Middle East peace settlement.
partment's representative in Cairo,
Addressing the General Assem-
Donald Bergus, warned policy bly-as it continued the Mid East
makers in Washington to take
serious Sadat's recent declarations
that only military action can now
solve the Middle East deadlock.
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while has received a report from

debate that began last Friday
afternoon, Eban charged that Egypt
"paralyzed a peace mission by
setting ultimative conditions for
its continuation. Your leaders have
degraded, The regional atmosphere
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the super-powers and of the two
medium powers, India and Pakis-
He chided India for having
lectured Israel against the right
of active self-defense in the June
1967 war. He observed that India
did not flinch from invading East
Pakistan which is part of the
sovereign Pakistani state.
Security Council is currently de-
bating the conflagration in the
Asian subcontinent.)
Mrs. Meir said that Israel's
image may not be as attractive
these days as some would , wish

have what ,

sc -ne consider a bad image than


is intransigent simply does not
square with the facts, she said.

Referring to the termination
of Ambassador Gunnar V. Jar-
ring's peace mission, Mrs. Meir
stated that Israel was not to
blame for this but rather Dr.
Jarring's "impatience."

The Israel premier praised
American Jewry for its continuing
and unstinting efforts on behalf
of Israel and declared th a burst
of applause: "Thank Gbd we are
not alone and never will be."
She also praised the "miracle"
of the "renaissance" of Soviet
Jewry and stated that when emi-
gration restrictions end, Soviet
Jews would leave by the tens of
Earlier, Mrs. Meir told. a nation-
wide television audience that her
government is "prepare' to go

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future in the hands of the UN
should know that what motivates
this world body is not the ques-
tion of right or wrong but govern-
ment interests."
Acting Premier Yigal Allon ex .
pressed sympathy for the people
of Bengla Desh. East Pakistan,
who find themselves crushed be-
tween the conflicting interests of

but that it was better to


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in that area should be a lesson
of what to expect if war resumes
in the Middle East. "Anyone who
asks us to place our faith and

a dead Israel. The view that

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