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July 26, 1974 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-07-26

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"NOW AT
OUR NEW HOME

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Nothing to Laugh About, but Israelis
'Joke' About Political, Economic Woe

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(Continued from Page 1)
for the various bilateral talks
most likely to take place in
Washington either at the end
of August or possibly in
September.
The Israeli policy, as laid
down by the Rabin govern-
ment, and apparently ap-
proved by a vast majority of
Israelis, accepts and even
wants the resumption of
negotiations with the Arabs
—negotiations which should,
however, take place in Wash-
ington and in which only two
countries should be repre-
sented at one time: Israel
and an Arab state.. Israel

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thus sees the "Washington with surprise and shock
round" as a continuation of Sharett's revelations: the
the separate disengagement plotting, intrigues and petty
talks' it has agreed to with combinations which marked
Israel's political life in the
the Arab states.
In Israel's view, only after `50s (to which Sharett's
all the practical details have memoirs refer) but which Is-
been solved during this pre- raelis suspect to be the law
liminary round, can the still today.
Economically, Israelis are
Geneva conference resume to
give a final and formal touch hit with daily price increases
to the results obtained by for even staple commodities:
secret diplomacy. Israeli of- food prices, electricity and
ficials stress that the Israeli- transportation, while salaries
Syrian, or even the Israeli- remain practically frozen.
E g y p t i a n. disengagement But evidences of huge for-
agreements could not have tunes can be seen — elegant
been obtained and signed in villas in the Savyon or Her-
Geneva unless the two sides zliya Pituah, air-conditioned
had not previously engaged American cars and other
in secret negotiations with form of luxury and other ex-
American go-between help, amples of prosperous con-
the Kissinger shuttle service. sumer societies.
Countless stories circulate
Israel believes that this
precedent could serve for the about fortunes built over-
actual peace talks and should night, of financial specula-
be repeated in Washington tions at the cost of public
itself • where Secretary of finances and of highly enter-
State Henry A, Kissinger prising Israeli entrepreneurs
would be available with his who know how to turn finan-
good offices. On the Arab cial regulations to their ad-
side, first indications show vantage: Even if grossly ex-
the Arabs reluctant to adopt aggerated, these stories indi-
this technique in spite of its cate a frame of "mind, a
past successes. The Apbs psychological trend which
say they could obtain more comes at a time when Israel
and far-reaching concessions needs more than ever before
during a general negotiation a national unity of purpose
with all the• Arabs present. and aspiration.
The pessimists claim that
The Arab demand to attend
the talks in the form of a this unity of purpose will be
single Arab delegation em- forthcoming once again when
bracing all the Arab states Israel will have to face once
and the Palestinians could more difficult international
well be an extreme position and diplomatic problems as
put forward in order to end the Arab negotiations re-
by making "the concession" sume. The optimists believe
of attending in the form of that it is a passing phase
separate delegations but which will soon sort itself
which would negotiate with out.
Israel.
Foreign ministry officials Jail Terms Cut
in Jerusalem weigh the pos-
sible implications of the for 2 Charged in
Watergate affair, calculate
the possible changes which Security Offense
would take place should
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The
President Nixon go, and ob- Supreme Court ordered sub-
serve, report and dissect stantial reductions of prison
every one of Kissinger's sentences of two young Jews
statements, acts and trips. who were sentenced two
Some say jokingly that Wash- years ago for contact with
ington has become Israel's a foreign agent.
"main capital."
Rami Livneh, son of Rakah
The defeatist humor goes Knesset member Avraham
much further. Examples of Levenbraun, received four
the macabre humor dis- years' imprisonment instead
played by those opposing of the original 10 years, and
any Israeli withdrawal can Mali Lerman will serve a
be illustrated by two "jokes": two-year sentence instead of
the latest is the report that seven years.
Tel Aviv's main thorough-
The two belonged to a Jew-
fare, Dizengoff, now one-way, ish Arab group which was
will be opened to two-way involved in security offenses
traffic again. Why? Because for ideological reasons. Their
the adjoining Raines Street, arrest almost two years ago
one-way the other way, will caused a public storm, for
soon be returned to the it was the first time that
Arabs. The other story is Jewish intellectuals were
that Israel has asked Ameri- found involved in action that
ca for a large 'aircraft car- linked them to Israel's
rier. Why? asks a surprised enemies.
Nixon. The - answer is be-
The Supreme Court judges
cause "we shall soon have now found that the two did
to hand over Ben-Gurion Air- meet a foreign agent, but
there was no proof that the
port to the Arabs."
To make matters worse, purpose of the meeting was
the country lives through one to act against the security of
political and economic crisis the state.
The judges did find the
after another. Some of these
crises are more psychologi- two guilty of covering for a
cal than real, but indicate a Fatah agent who was in Is-
trend: thus, the widest read rael, although they knew that
political memoir just now is he oame here to assemble
the autobiography of the late information" and to recruit
Premier Moshe Sharett, ser- members for the terror or-
ialized by the mass circula- ganizations. T h e Supreme
tion evening paper Maariv. Court will hear other appeals
Israelis of all political fac- by members of the same
tions and tendencies read group next month.

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, July 26, 1974-9

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