Golda Retorts to Political Foes; Promises Vigorous Inquiry Into War
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include at least two person-
alities with a military back-
ground. Names of Prof.
Yigael Yadin and former
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same time that the army is
embarking on an "inquiry"
of its own under the author-
ity vested in the chief of
Gen. David Elazar, the
15 chief of staff, told the cabi-
Chief of Staff Chaim Laskov
were mentioned, but this was
not confirmed as a sure
It was announced at the
Friday, Nov. 16, 1973
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inquiry was accepted prac-
tice after a war.
Atty. Gen. Meir Shamgar
has ruled that an army in-
quiry was legal within Is-
rael's law and that it would
not prejudice any inquiry
which the government may
decide to initiate.
Meanwhile, a new contro-
versy has arisen over pri-
vate interviews given by Is-
raeli generals to local and
foreign news media.
Shamgar is investigating
an interview with Gen Ariel
(Arik) Sharon, published in
the New York Times under
a Rome dateline, in which
Sharon charged that his su-
perior officers had failed to
exploit in time his thrust
across the Suez Canal at
the end of the first week of
the Yom Kippur War.
Gen. Elazar, himself said
that he already knew what
some of the errors were that
allowed the enemy to enjoy
the advantages of surprise.
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But he strongly defended the "based on a realistic policy"
army's conduct of the war, and "we will acknowledge it."
citing its speedy recovery Asked if the Palestinians
from the initial assault and would participate in a peace
its successful counter-offen- conference, Arafat said, "I
think that this would be the
Elazar disclosed that Is- normal attitude, if we do not
raeli troops were first alert- go to the conference, some-
ed to an Arab attack 10 days body else will go without us,
before the war began on Oct. for example, King Hussein."
Asked whether the Pales-
6 and that Israeli forces were
on full alert 27 hours before tinians would recognize Israel
as a state, Arafat replied,
the enemy attacked.
But he admitted that if the "That depends on them (the
reserves had been called up Israelis) if they acknowledge
24 or 48 hours earlier, "the the rights and sovereignty of
war would undoubtedly have the Palestine people, we will
looked different and casual- acknowledge Israel also."
While that remark may be
ties would have been fewer."
interpreted as moderation on
Yigal Allon: Negotiations
the part of a man who has
With Arabs Will Be 'Like
consistently called for the
Walking Through Mine Field' destruction of the "Zionist
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Is- state," the Israelis have
rael's extreme wariness over vowed never to negotiate
the six-point armistice agree- with the terrorists. Neverthe-
ment it signed with Egypt less, diplomatic pressure is
Sunday and the prospect of mounting for the inclusion of
broader peace talks opening the Palestinians in any round
in the immediate future was table conference between Is-
expressed by Acting Prime rael and the Arab states.
Minister Yigal Allon.
Negotiations with the Arabs
will be "like walking through
a mine field," he warned on
television, indicating that the
Israel and Egyptian interpre-
tations of their six-point pact
By HASKELL COHEN
were still far apart and that
(Copyright 1973, JTA, Inc.)
there was no third party—
The ink isn't dry yet on
meaning the U.S.—assurance
that the Israeli interpretation the so-called cease fire in the
Middle East and already Is-
rael and Egypt are suspend-
Allon said that the Egyp-
ed from European Cup
tians are pressing for peace
basketball play. The edict
negotiations to begin in De- came out of Munich, head-
cember, according to U.S.
quarters of the Federation
Assistant Secretary of State
of International Basketball
Joseph J. Sisco, here last
Federations, before the last
Thursday after conferring
shot was fired.
with Egyptian officials in
Bill Jones, executive direc-
tor of FIBA, has notified Is-
Allon said he saw no rea- rael's FIBA rep, Chaim
son why a preliminary round Glovinsky, that the suspen-
of talks could not be held in sion is for one year only.
December, but made it clear Jones, who in the past has
that Israel could not possibly aided Israel's basketball pro-
negotiate an over-all settle- gram immeasurably, points
ment before the Knesset elec- out that when Lebanon re-
tions scheduled for Dec. 31. fused to do anything about
A cause for Israel's uneasi- terrorist activity in that Arab
ness was the prompt and un- country FIBA cancelled 'Bei-
expected support for the six- rut out as host for Europe's
point pact expressed by the Basketball Congress. and
Palestinian terrorist leader transferred the meeting to
Spain. This explanation is
The El Fatah leader, who supposed to soften the blow
also heads the Palestine Lib- but the ruling comes at a
eration Organization, said in very poor time and is bound
an interview in Damascus to effect the morale of Israel
that the agreement was basketball which resumes
Hardest hit by the edict is
Maccabi Tel Aviv. The peren-
nial representative of Israel
May Be Found
in European Cup competi-
tion, the Maccabi five has
An answer to controlling shelled out a bundle of dough
and eliminating virus-induced to sign Ulysses Pleas, an
dangerous diseases may be American leaner, to perform
found by Dr. Albert Siegel, only in Cup play. As a non-
chairman of Wayne State Jew and non-citizen Pleas is
University's biology depart- ineligible for competition in
ment, and two associates. He the National Basketball
has been investigating for 20 League. The American ar-
years how certain types of rived in Tel Aviv late in
virus multiply and cause August with wife and baby
and stayed on throughout the
The research is sponsored
by the Atomic Energy Com-
mission and the National Belkin to Mark 30th
Science Foundation. Dr. Sie- Year at Yeshiva U.
NEW YORK — Yeshiva
gel is associate editor of
Virology and associate editor University will honor Dr.
of the Journal of General Samuel Belkin on his 30th
anniversary as president of
the institution at a convoca-
tion and dinner at the Amer-
Gratitude to Israel
The facts about Jewish life icana Hotel, Dec. 9.
At the convocation, honor-
in the Christian world that
have made Israel a necessity ary doctoral degrees will be
Leave little room for Chris- awrded to U.S. Sen. Edward
tian pride and moralizing. M. Kennedy, Israel Minister
The rise of Israel should of Finance Pinhas Sapir, and
drive Christians to penitence Dr. William H. Stein, Nobel
and humility and, I think, al- Laureate and professor of
biochemistry at Rockefeller
so to gratitude.
—J. C. Rylaarsdam University.
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