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• Challenges Oil Magnates;
Sadat 'Cagey' on Peace Hopes
Egyptian President Anwar el Sadat's recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the responsible
representative of the Palestinians, both at the United Nations and at the Geneva peace conference in November,
sparked a new menace to peace in the Middle East. •Jordan's King Hussein rejected the PLO and said he would
boycott the Geneva sessions if the PLO is recognized as spokesman.
Peace hopes not only were deferred but seemed menaced in the statements made by Sadat in his interview
for the NBC Today Show with Barbara Walters Tuesday. Sadat said there would not be a "sudden" attack on Israel,
but he refused to commit himself on peace, asserting at one point that he would not take any steps without Syria
and Jordan. He seemed dedicated to Syria's intentions.
A major development was the tough stand taken by the United States against oil gouging. The speeches of
Secretary of State Henry , Kissinger at the UN and President Ford at the Energy Conference in Detroit were warn-
ings to the Arab states not to press for high oil prices for use as a political instrument. Their appeals for peace
were major factors in current developments.
The single optimistic note of the week was the declaration at the UN by Andrei Gromyko, Soviet foreign
minister, that the USSR adheres to a policy of assuring Israel's right to existence and that diplomatic relations
may be resumed with Israel by the USSR.—(Detailed story on Page 5.)
In Jerusalem, Israeli spokesmen said the pronouncements by Jordan's Hussein and Egypt's Sadat on the
PLO representing Palestinians were not necessarily the final positions of either Arab leader.
The Israelis believe that the Arab summit conference in October will affect the question.
Foreign Minister Yigal Allon criticized the PLO, saying its objective is not to make peace, but to torpedo
the current peace efforts. He and other spokesmen repeat-
ed Israel's stand that the country was prepared to give up
some territory in exchange for a guaranteed peace, but
not what Egypt would demand.
A US. State 'Department spokesman in Washington
said he did not believe that the Palestinian and U.S. dele-
gations at the United Nations would have official contact,
even though the U.S. took no stand on placing the Pales-
tinian question on the UN agenda.
Gromyko said progress towards a Middle East settle-
ment will "create prer6quisites for the development of re-
lations between the Soviet Union and all the states of the
Middle East, including Israel.'_' He said this could mean
resumption of Soviet-Israeli diplomatic relations.
Israeli analysts said the recognition of the PLO by
Egypt and Syria is not necessarily final, and may be just
a move to put pressure on Israel in the upcoining peace-
negotiations. They said Jordan's opposition and the Arab
summit conference in Morrocco in October could change
the PLO's support.
Allon warned that the United Nations sessions will
be difficult for Israel because of the inclusion of the
"Palestinian question" on the agenda, and the presence of
the PLO. He said_discussion of the Palestinian question at
the United Nations could jeopardize the Middle East peace
conference scheduled for November in Geneva.
Kissinger attributed the world's rising energy costs
not to an actual shortage, but to deliberate efforts by the
Arab nations to restrict production and inflate prices. His
remarks were not considered as strong as those made last
week by President Ford at the opening sessions of the
UN, which were seen as a veiled threat by the Arabs.
(Related stories on Pages' 5, 6, 8, 12)
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• And ye shall take you on the first day the fruit of goodly trees,
branches of palm-trees, and boughs of thick trees, and
of the brook,
and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days
(Leviticus 23, 40)
UNITED NATIONS (JTA)—Placing the "Palestine question"
on the agenda of the United Nations. General Assembly was sup-
ported in a proposal by 56 - of the 138-member world organization.
The inclusion of the question for UN discussion was adopted in
spite of the strong protest by Israel's chief delegate, Yosef Tekoah.
The states endorsing the request are Afghanistan, Algeria,
Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Burundi, Chad, China, the Congo,
Cuba, Cyprus, Dahomey, Democratic Yemen, Egypt, Equatorial
Guinea, ,East Germany, Guinea, Guiana, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagas-
car, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger,
Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal,
Sierra -Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ugan-
da, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Ukrainian
SSR and Zaire.