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February 22, 1974
Israel Minority Government Eliminates Religious
Golda's Links: Arabs, Liberals;
Kissinger Travels for Syria Talks
Late JTA Cables to The Jewish News
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
JTA Washington Bureau Chief
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Nixon announced
Pressed for action in order to facilitate successful deliberations by
U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on his impending trip to Syria
to secure release of prisoners of war and assurance of an end to continuing
of State Henry A. Kissinger will go to the Middle East, probably next
fighting, Prime Minister Golda Meir Wednesday night informed Israel
week, to try to establish disengagement talks between Israel and Syria.
President Ephraim Katzir that she was forming a minority government.
Mr. Nixon said Kissinger's objective was "getting talks started as soon as
It is to consist of the 51 elected Knesset members of the Labor Alignment,
possible." He described disengagement talks on the Syrian front as the
the four members of the Independent Liberal Party and three members
immediate problem in the Middle East.
of the Arab List—one who was elected by the Bedouins and Villagers
The President made the announcement to reporters in the presence
group and two of the Progressive and Development Party. The total of 58
of Dr. Kissinger and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia —
thus will be short of three for a majority in the 120-member Knesset.
Ismail Fahmy and Omar Saquaf — with whom he had just concluded a
Mrs. Meir informed the president that she had not yet organized
90-minute meeting in the Oval Office. Mr. Nixon said the talks covered
in the new coalition government.
mutual problems regarding a permanent settlement" in the Middle East
President Katzir, in his message of response to Mrs. Meir's long
and "normal relations, economic and otherwise, with countries of that
and explanatory letter informing
part of the world."
him of the formation of the minor-
Neither the. President, Kissinger
ity government, expressed the hope
nor the two Arab ministers made
"the government to be formed will
any direct allusion to the Arab oil
lead to peace." He gave her an
embargo and all four declined to
added week to form her new cab-
answer reporters' questions. But
Saquaf remarked that "we feel
There was an emerging possibil-
hopeful something will happen soon
ity that in spite of all rumors, con-
for the benefit of the U.S., the
flicting reports and Defense Minis-
Middle East and the world as a
ter Moshe Dayan's declaration that
he would not join a new cabinet
Mr. Nixon did not respond when
that he may be a member of the
asked by the Jewish Telegraphit
Meir government after all. In an
Agency reporter if he had "any
address to the General Zionist
good news today." The question was
Council plenary now in session in
prompted by Fahmy's affirmative
Jerusalem, Dayan pledged that he
reply when he was asked by a re-
His Break With
is ready to give all possible assist-
porter Monday if he and Saquaf
ance in the formation of the new
would have "good news" for the
government. Mrs. Meir at the same
President when they met with him.
time implied that Dayan may have
Fahmy and Saquaf said they
a place in her new cabinet.
NEW YORK (JTA)—Fifteen American Nobel Laureates and other academicians and
agreed with President Nixon's sum-
The minority government was de-
mation of their meeting but gave prominent figures in the world of arts and letters sent statements of concern to the Inter- cided upon when the National Re-
no concrete details. The President
ligious Party insisted on strict Hal-
indicated that Kissinger's trip to Monday in Brussels. The conference, initiated by the International Committee of Concern, akhic applications of religious is-
_ the Middle East was at the express
sues in the "Who Is a Jew?" con-
Simone de Beauvoir, the French leftist writer and philosopher who was an organizer
request of the two Arab foreign
. ;riisters, who conveyed the wishes
Dayan's declarations to the Gen-
:he governments of Syria, Egypt, during the Yom Kippur War, only 25 of them may still be alive.
Zionist Council were consid-
-,---1-1..geria and Saudi Arabia on that
Ms. de Beauvoir told a press conference that of the 130 POWs, "we are only certain
especially significant in the
subject at the Arab meeting in that 25 of them are still alive, because they have been shown by the Syrians a few times" course
of the crucial political de-
Algiers last week.
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repeatedly only deepens our worst fears," she said.
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Telethons to Reach Thousands in Final Stages of Emergency Campaign
Final telethons of the 1974 Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund will be
conducted during the next two weeks, and
campaign and division leaders will be call-
ing thousands who have not yet contributed
to ask for pledges to the 1974 campaign,
William M. Davidson and Lewis S. Gross-
man, campaign general chairmen, an-
The telethon schedule for trades and
professional divisions is as follows:
Food and mercantile, Sunday, Feb. 24,
to Tuesday, Feb. 26; industrial and automo-
tive, real estate and building trades, and
services-arts and crafts, Wednesday and
Thursday, Feb. 27 and 28; and professional,
Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6.
Metropolitan division will do its calling
Sunday, March 3, to Wednesday, March 6.
Phoning hours for the trades and pro-
fessional divisions are Sundays, 10 a.m.-
noon, and weekdays 7-9 p.m. No calls will
be made on Friday and Saturday.
The women's division of the campaign
has scheduled a post-Phonogift campaign.
Calls will be made on Sunday, March 3,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, March 6,
9 a.m.-12 noon and 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m.
The junior division completed its two-
week telethon efforts last night.
Phoning for all sessions is done from
the United Hebrew Schools, 21550 W.
12 Mile, Southfield.
"Detroit's response to the needs of the
1974 campaign so far has been magnifi-
cent," said Davidson. "However, vast sums
are. required to meet the need of deprived
Jews in Israel and to maintain our programs
here at home."
"During this telethon effort, we will be
trying to reach the thousands of contribu-
tors who have not yet been contacted by
our AJC-IEF, so that they can fulfill their
commitment to their brother Jews," said
Campaign associate chairmen for 1974
are Daniel M. Honigman, Arthur Howard,
David S. Mondry and Irving Seligman.