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JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Is rael
of more Phantom jets but chairmanship of Rep. Lee H. Ham-
government announced Wednes day delivery
that Israel is ready nevertheless ilton (D., Ind.). It. was presented
that it was prepared to particip ate
in "proximity talks" with Egypt for to participate in .talks conducted to the subcommittee's parent body,
an interim agreement to reopen the by the United Nations special en- the House Foreign Affairs Com-
Gunnar. V. Jarring. mittee, headed by Rep. Thomas E.
Suez Canal. It has so info rated voy According
to the Sulzberger Morgan (D.,Pa).
the U.S. government.
interview, Mrs. Meir said Israel's
The report stated; "While the
The announcement was m ode minimal demands included re
mood of the vast majority of the
following a special session of the tention of the Sharm el
Sheikh American people is against any
cabinet during which the la t test strongpoint in southern Sinai
and ftirther political or military corn-
formula for an American role in a land bridge linking it with
mitments overseas, some more
the talks was considered. For ign Israel; retention of East Jerusa
relationship with Israel is
Minister Abba Eban announ ced lem and the Golan Heights; and formal
worthy of consideration if it will
that talks had been completed in a modification of Israel's old encourage
and accompany a peace-
Washington, clarifying the U .S. border with Jordan.. ful settlement
of the Arab-Israeli
Israeli sources said here th at once negotiations get under way, insure it." would be designed to
the agreement on the U.S. ro le the Arabs may bring up any matter
It noted that such "a bilateral
in the proximity talks stenun ed they wish. "We have never said
directly from an unparallele d that there is anything which the or multilateral relationship"
understanding reached betwee n other side cannot put on the table," should give "Israel reliable as-
surance of physical security in
Mr. Nixon and Golda Meir at she told Sulzberger.
an Israel territory defined by
their White House meeting la st
accepted on all sides of
Jerusalem on the table, we won't
The sources said that Mr. Ni, on get up and say, no, now we go the dispute and by the Big
pledged that Israel would recei ive home."
The options listed in the pre-
all the planes and military equi P-
-But Mrs. Meir stressed, "Israel
ment it would need for two ye ors has taken a definite position that amble were (1) Continuation of
and that Israel would not have to Jerusale-n will not be divided the present informal U.S.-Israel
pay in political terms either in again and is a part of Israel and relationship without any contracted
obligation or treaty, a relationship
talks with Egypt on an inter i
is the capital of Israel."
accord or in negotiations for an
She agreed that there could be that has been supported by suc-
over-all Mid-East settlement.
an arrangement for "Moslem ad- cessive presidents since the late
According to the sources, Isra el ministration of their holy places, 1940s (2) Big Power guarantees
with or without a Big Power pre-
received virtually everything it but nothing territorial."
wanted with regard to the U. S.
The newspaper Maar iv re- sence to insure a settlement agreed
position, except a guarantee th at ported that complete agreement to by the parties and reserve the
the U.S. would use its veto in an has been reached between Israel territorial integrity of all states;
action at the UN with which Is r a- and the U.S. on the supply of Phan- (3) a U.S. security guarantee
tom jets to Israel, including a de- which would involve a unilateral
Sources stressed that the curren t livery timetable satisfactory to American commitment to Israel in
a guardian-ward relationship; (4)
moves are only the beginning t
ward arriving at an agreemen t.
(In London, Gen. Haim Barley, a U.S.-Israeli mutual defense pact
They added that Mr. Nixon's o r- former chief of staff of Israel's in a relationship of partnership
der, which in effect overruled th e armed forces, said the U.S. has and cooperation; (5) a U.S.-Israeli
position of the State Departmen t shifted from a virtual halt of arms treaty of friendship and coopera-
bureaucracy, was based least o f deliveries to Israel to become once tion which would give Israel a
all on election year political con again Israel's chief supplier of reasonable mix of control over its
weapons in quantity and quality. own security policy and support
Negotiations have been going on
(Addressing a dinner in his honor, and cooperation from the 'U.S. in
for weeks in Washington, chiefly Barley said the shift came about case of a threat to its security;
between Israel's ambassador, Itz- when the U.S. realized after two and (6) Israeli membership in
hak Rabin. and Assistant Secretary years that it could not coerce NATO, which has the deterrent
of State for Near Eastern Affair s Israel into accenting the Rogers value via a via the Soviet Union
Joseph J. Sisco. According t o Wan for a Mid East settlement by of making Israel part of the West-
ern defense system.
sources here, the talks were com threatening to withhold arms.)
The subcommittee report said
p'eted to Israel's satisfaction Tues - Moshe Dayan to Confer
that "From the Israeli -point of
With Top U.S Officials
the types of relationship it
Mrs. Meir held top-level consul - JERUSALEM (JTA) — Defense
tations on the subject at her home Minister Moshe Dayan will confer prefers depends on the kind of
Tuesday night and the matter was with top American officials when settlement and its built-in guaran-
submitted to the full cabinet Wed - he visits the United States shortly tees."
The report acknowledged that
on behalf of the United Jewish ap-
because of the makeup of the
Despite the break in the dead- peal.
Nations and the experience
lock between Jerusalem and
Dayan is scheduled to meet
Washington, prospects for Is- Monday with Defense Secretary of 1967 when UN forces were with-
at Egypt's request. "The
raeli-Egyptian proximity talks Melvin Laird. Secretary of State
remained dim. Both President William P. Rogers and Assistant Israeli government is chary of any
Anwar Sadat and his new Secretary of State for Near East- international guarantee involving
the United Nations. UN guarantees
premier, Dr. Aziz Sldky, were ern Affairs Joseph J. Sisco.
are, to the Israelis, no substitute
quoted by the Cairo newspaper
Informed sources said that
Al Ahram as declaring that Dayan was not expected to dis- for binding peace between the
the report said.
there must be war with Israel.
cuss any specific matters such as
"However," it added, "other
Sources here said it was now up a Suez interim accord or the Jar-
to the U.S. to bring about the talks ring mission as long as delibera- viewpoints see an important role
between Israel and Egypt. The tions on these matters are con- for the UN in providing the frame-
expectation here is that no action tinuing through normal diplomatic work for a peace settlement and
will be taken before Sadat returns
from Moscow, where he arrived
Wednesday. Egypt's position is
unclear and must be probed now
that the obstacles between Israel
and the U.S. have been removed,
the sources said.
Sadat reportedly told front-line
troops several days ago that all
contacts have been broken with the
U.S. over the Middle East and that
there was no dialogue between
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WASHINGTON (JTA1 — The
House Subcommittee on the Near
East recommended in a lengthy
retort released Monday that the
U.S. government seek. "some
more formal relations with Israel"
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BUCHAREST (JTA)—A memo-
rial service for 126 Jewish martyrs
killed in a pogrom here 31 years
ago was held at the Choral Syna-
gogue here. There also was a pil-
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS grimage to the martyrs' graves in
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Urges U.S. Seek More
Formal Ties With Israel
if that would help advance a peace
Cairo and Washington.
He reportedly cautioned his settlement between Israel and her
troops that there was a difference Arab neighbors.
The report did not spell out the
between a decision to go to war
and the actual opening of hostili- precise type of relationship the
ties which required thorough plan- subcommittee favored. But its
ning to assure victory. Sidky told preamble listed six options, in-
a labor conference in Alexandria cluding membership for Israel in
Tuesday that Egypt was determin- NATO.
The report was based on hear-
ed to recover all the lands taken
ings conducted by the subcom-
Earlier, Premier Meir said in an mittee last summer under the
interview with New York Times
correspondent C. L. Sulzberger,
published in the Times, that Israel
had made no commitment to the
U.S. to resume talks with the
Arabs in exchange for the promised
helping keep the peace. Israeli and
Egyptian participation in a UN
peace-keeping force could over-
come some of these problems."
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