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12 Friday, March 14, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Sadat Vacillates on Peace

(Continued from Page 1)

The gulf separating the two
sides on the central issue of
"non-belligerency" re-
mained deep and wide, well-
placed officials stressed
here.
Israel's demand for a
"direct, mutual, contrac-
tual, formal, public, politi-
cal" commitment by the two
sides to renounce the use of
force in settling their con-
flict had so far, according to
the well-placed officials
here, met with a solid wall
of refusal and rejection in
Egypt.

It was against this gen-
eral backdrop that Israeli
officials suddenly began

late Tuesday night to re-
mind observers in private
conversations that Israel's
original "30-50 kilometer"
pull-back proposal — the
more "modest" scenario
which excluded the strategic
Mitla and Gidi passes, and
Abu Rodeis oil fields and
therefore did not insist on
Egypt's consent to "non-bel-
ligerency" was not a dead is-
sue. Indeed, these officials
pointedly recalled, that
original modest proposal
was still the only one for-
mally ratified by the Cabi-
net.

The "broader scenario"
— involving a deeper pull-
back, embracing the pa-
sses and the oil, in ex-
change for full and formal

"non-belligerency", was,
legally speaking, only Pre-
mier Yitzhak Rabin's per-
sonal recommendation —
although, as these officials
admitted, it has been the
basis of the talks so far.

Another factor ag-
gravating the situation is
Syria's intransigence. Presi-
dent Assad, who proposed a
Syrian-PLO joint military
command and political
union over the weekend, is
believed to have insisted in
his talks with Kissinger
that if there is to be a sec-
ond-stage agreement it
must be on all three Arab
fronts.

Sources here cautioned
newsmen against assuming

that Kissinger was attempt-
ing to bring Syria into some
kind of tripartite accord.
They stressed that the pres-
ent negotiations are over a
bilateral agreement be-
tween Israel and Egypt.
The implication was that
Kissinger's aim is to keep
Syria out but to keep it, if
possible, from thwarting his
efforts with Egypt and Is-
rael.
Kissinger was said to be
fully aware that the nar-
rowly based Rabin govern-
ment is in no position to of-
fer far-reaching concessions
on the Golan Heights in a
new interim accord with
Syria and win the approval
of the Knesset and the Is-
raeli public for such a move.

Committee Would Delay Credits Orthodox

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servations in a 24-page
printed report released
Wednesday by the special
group made up of 18 mem-
bers of the House Armed
Services Committee which
visited Israel, Iran, Saudi
Arabia and Egypt Feb.
5-17.

"The subcommittee can
appreciate the desire of the
Israeli government for a
high level of military assist-
ance in view of its experi-
ence in the October War,"
the report said.
"Israel will be dependent
on the United States for
arms support this year and
for some years to come. The
subcommittee recognizes
that one of the persuasive
points in behalf of aid to Is-
rael, as outlined eloquently

by Prime Minister Rabin, is
that a strong Israel will con-
vince Arab nations that a
war option is not available,
that is, that they must nego-
tiate to attain the end they
seek because defeating Is-
rael through war is not a
realistic expectation."

ment be made on an item-
by-item basis. If the provi-
sion of some items can be
delayed, it would be eco-
nomically beneficial to
both nations in a year
when both face severe
budgetary constraints."

"In line with the aid the
United States is providing to
The report continued: help open the Suez Canal,
"Having said that, how- the subcommittee believes
ever, the subcommittee the U.S. might make a fur-
would recommend to the ther contribution towards
full committee and to the the search for peace by con-
Congress that in view of sidering economic and tech-
the present strength of the nical aid in the rebuilding of
Israeli forces, in view of the devastated cities in the
the effect on the Israeli Suez area that were de-
economy and in view of the
stroyed during the long pe-
limitations on the United riod of conflict between Is-
States at a time of unpre- rael and Egypt."
cedented, large scale
Analysts believe the re-
budget deficits, any Israeli
port is an attempt to assist
request be scrutinized Secretary of State Henry
carefully and any judg- Kissinger's diplomacy to
help move Egypt towards an
agreement with Israel by in-
dicating a favorable outlook
in Congress towards the
Cairo government.
The subcommittee noted
"We can hope that this
that the report by a pre-
year," under critical condi-
views special house subcom-
tions, this sum will be
mittee that visited Egypt
matched," Zuckerman said.
and Israel in Nov. 1973,
shortly after the Yom Kip-
Having given all of his pur War, "was read with
time to the UJA tasks, particular interest in Egypt
Zuckerman said he was ena- and items from the report
bled to dedicate himself al- were quoted on a number of
most entirely to the human- occasions by top leaders of
itarian needs because his the Egyptian government
son-in-law, Tom Klein — and armed forces."
married to his daughter
The new report also
Linda, a University of Mich-
igan Phi Beta Kappa gradu- poh-ted out that while the
ate — had taken over man- Israel defense forces have
agement of his firm, Velvet- "traditionally lived with
O'Donnell Co. His son, Nor- an imbalance of 3-1 in
bert, who holds a master's weapons and personnel in
degree from Boston Univer- its wars with the Arab
sity, assists Klein in Man- armies," the Israelis "see
special problems in the
agement activities.

Zuckerman Named
to B-G U. Positions

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rope and in this country in
behalf of the United Jewish
Appeal, the Keren Hayesod
and the United Israel Ap-
peal.
Last week he assisted
in important fund-raising
events in Philadelphia, New
York, Washington and At-
lanta. Prior to that he con-
ferred with active Jewish
leaders in London, Paris
and Israel.
Zuckerman expressed
confidence that the 1975
UJA drive will meet with
success. Recognizing the ec-
onomic difficulties that may
affect some of the large con-
tributions, he said that un-
der the leadership of Dr.
Frank Lautenberg, and the
dedicated labors of tens of
thousands of volunteer
workers the overseas needs
will be provided for.

In the first year of
Zuckerman's national
UJA chairmanship, in
1972, UJA raised $320 mil-
lion. The following year,
under his direction, $350
million was contributed.
Then, in 1974, after the
Yom Kippur War, $670
million was pledged to the
greatest drive in history.

Showing pride in
Klein's interests in com-
munal affairs and predict-
ing for him a rising commu-
nity leadership role,
Zuckerman also spoke with
pride of the cooperation he
receives in his efforts from
his wife, Helen. "She helps,
encourages and is a wonder-
ful hostess," Zuckerman
said. "She has made a castle
of our Israel home in Cae-
saria where Israel's leaders
and world Jewry's Most
prominent people have met
to confer on Jewry's needs."

future, however, because
of the wealth of the Arab
nations."

"The Israelis are con-
cerned," the report said,
"about Russian influence in
the Middle East and con-
sider the estrangement be-
tween Egypt and Moscow as
a charade designed to im-
press U.S. public opinion."
The report added that,
"Although the Israelis were
in direct conflict with Syria
and Egypt in the October
war, eight other Arab na-
tions sent aid or expedition-
ary forces to the conflict."

Split

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asserting that "continued
participation (in the SCA)
was not to be interpreted as
religious recognition of
other 'branches' within Ju-
daism or their spokesmen,"
and that the board's deci-
sion "was not to be viewed
as a rejection of the spirit-
ual authority or religious
leadership of those who had
urged withdrawal from the
Synagogue Council of
America.

The issue centered on
the question of whether
UOJCA membership in
the SCA implies recogni-
tion of the Reform and
Conservative movements
which also belong to the
SCA. Jacobs affirmed,
after the vote, that there
was no question so far as
the UOJCA was concerned
that it never has and never
will recognize the religious
legitimacy or authority of
the Reform and Conserva-
tive movements.

"The UOJCA's participa-
tion with such groups in the
SCA has, therefore, no ideo-
logical or religious signifi-
cance above and beyond the
Orthodox Union's desire to
cooperate with all segments
of the Jewish community."
The UOJCA action, how-
ever, was challenged by the
Rabbinical Alliance of
America which expressed
its shock and dismay.

Rabbi David Hollander,
RAA president, denounced
what he termed "the wan-
ton violation of the ha-
lakhic ban on membership
in the Synagogue Council
of America. This is the
first time in history that
rabbis who are regarded
as Orthodox have urged
and pleaded with the laity
within the Orthodox
Union to act contrary to a
halakhic ruling issued by
outstanding halakhic au-
thorities of our time."

Rabbi Hollander called
upon the organized Ortho-
dox rabbinate and other
Orthodox groups to "stand
solidly behind the sanctity
of the Halakha and to use
every just and legitimate
means to deal with those
who are responsible for the
defiance of the authority of
the Halakha."

Death Sentence
Reconsideration

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gency plans for dealing with
emergencies such as the
Savoy Hotel attack.
Israeli authorities rate
the terrorist attack as the
worst since the raid on
Maalot last May 15 when 30
Israelis, mostly students,
were killed.
The final death toll
reached 18 when the bodies
of five hostages were dug
out of the rubble of the ho-
tel. The four-story building
was partially demolished
when the terrorists set off
explosive charges as an Is-
raeli commando unit
stormed the hotel.

Meanwhile, funeral
services were held for the
three Israeli soldiers killed
in the explosion. Col. Uzzi
Ya'Yiri and Pvt. Moshe
Deutchman were buried at
the Tel Aviv military cem-
etery. The third soldier,
Sgt. Itamar Ben-David,
was buried at his home
settlement, Kfar Yehezkel
in the Jezreel Valley.

Karl Felmann, who was
severely injured and evac-
uated from the hotel with
the permission of the terror-
ists before the blast, re-
mained in Ichilov Hospital,
unaware that his son was
dead. The boy had been at-
tending a yeshiva here.
Felmann and his wife re-
turned to Holland six
months ago having lived in
Israel for several years.
Their eldest son was killed
in Sinai a year ago. The
father and younger son
were to have returned to
Holland this week.
The eight El Fatah ter-
rorists trained for their mis-
sion at the Syrian naval and
military base at Latakiya
and set forth from Sarafant,
a small anchorage on the
southern Lebanese coast
during the night of March
2-3.

These facts and other
details were provided by
the sole surviving terror-
ist, 23-year-old Moussa

PLO Picketers

Disrupt Katzir
Convocation

Carrying PLO signs to
express support for Yasir
Arafat, Arab students in-
vaded Rackham Auditorium
in Ann Arbor at the convo-
cation at which the honor-
ary doctorate was awarded
to President Ephraim Kat-
zir of Israel.
The demonstrators were
evicted and one was ar-
rested.
As anticipated, leaflets
attacking Israel and all sup-
porters of the Jewish state
were circulated demanding
an end to aid for Israel. The
circulars containing the an-
ti-Israel propaganda were
distributed on the campuses
of other Michigan universi-
ties, including Wayne State
University, with appeals for
pilgrimages to Ann Arbor to
join in demonstrations
against Israel.

Jumma'a, and by the six
El Fatah men and crew
members of a 150-ton sail-
ing vessel captured by the
Israeli Navy Thursday.

Jumma'a's interrogation
revealed the operation was
conceived and planned by El
Fatah's No. 2 man who op-
erates under the name of
Abu Jihad. The Syrian au-
thorities, in fact, approved
the mission and the plans to
carry it out.
He said his gang's mission
was to capture the Opera
House and a youth club on
the Tel Aviv beach front but
apparently they had no de-
tailed plan for the operation
after they landed.
Israel complained to the
UN Security Council about
the "latest vicious crime
committed against innocent
people" in Tel Aviv by Arab
terrorists, and declared that
Israel will pursue the ter-
rorists "with even greater
determination."
Yakov Barmore, Acting
Israeli Ambassador to the
UN, criticized the General
Assembly for its pro-Pales-
tinian resolution last fall
and stated that "the murder
activities of the PLO draw
their inspiration from the
various resolutions already
adopted" by the UN. He also
criticized the UN failure to
deal with the subject of in-
ternational terrorism.

In the aftermath of the
attack, approximately 500
persons demonstrated in
central Paris.
Sponsored by the Union
of Jewish Students, the
demonstration took place
in the street nearest the
Arab League bureau.

A short scuffle between
slogan-shouting Arabs and
Jewish demonstrators was
immediately ended by po-
lice, who physically sepa-
rated the two groups.
Ten persons were ar-
rested by French police in
connection with the bomb-
ing of the Paris headquar-
ters of the Franco-Arab Soli-
darity Association. The
bureau was severely dam-
aged by a bomb at 2:15 a.m.
Tuesday.
Police found the in-
scription "Israel will.live" on
the walls of one of the of-
fices. No organization has
claimed responsibility for
the attack. There were no
injuries.

A terrorist scare at a
school in Kfar Shalem, a
suburb of Tel Aviv,
touched off a panic and
forced Secretary of State
Henry A. Kissinger to
travel to Ben-Gurion Air-
port by helicopter instead
of by car.

Children in Kfar Shalem
claimed they saw armed
men enter a school building.
The report spread and par-
ents rushed to schools and
kindergartens to bring their
children home.
Police and border patrol
found no terrorists but the
local population was in tur-
moil and it took several
hours to calm them down.

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