for the Allied
With the current Allied Jewish Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund set to open
formally at the dinner at the Adat Shalom Wednesday, April 9, more than 3,000
volunteer workers are being enrolled to enlist the participation of some 25,000
contributors to the major philanthropic needs of world Jewry. Half of the poten-
tial givers have already been contacted in pre-Campaign activities and another
12,000 are to be solicited during the drive to commence on April 9. The guest
speaker at the opening campaign dinner will be Dr. Frank Lautenberg, na-
tional chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, major beneficiary of the Allied
Jewish Campaign. Detailed Campaign Stories on Page 6.
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U.S. Policy Study Won't Change
Commitment to Israel's Survival
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger attempted
Wednesday to end speculation since the breakoff of Mideast peace talks last
weekend by stating, "The United States is fully committed to the survival of
Speaking to a press conference at the State Department, Kissinger indicated
that his step-by-step approach to a Middle East peace settlement has ended at
Egypt's request, and that the re-assessment of U.S. policy announced by Kissin-
ger and President Gerald Ford will not be used to penalize Israel. "Both sides
made a serious effort during the talks," Kissinger said, "but failed to bridge their
Kissinger said the United States is now prepared to resume the Geneva
peace conference, and will discuss the matter with the co-sponsor of the con-
ference (Russia) "in the near future." He said his step-by-step approach has
suffered a set-back, but that this was no time to place blame or recrimina-
Exclusive to The Jewish News
Author Finds 'Egypt Is Still Egypt
By ROBERT ST. JOHN
Editor's Note: Robert St. John, whose accompanying article records his reactions
on another of his many visits in Egypt, is one of American's most noted journalists.
He is the author of many books, including biographies of David Ben-Gurion, Eliezer
Ben Yehudah as well as of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the latter under the title "The
Boss," which had a long run as a best seller and is now
out of print.
CAIRO, Egypt — On the day that my biography of Nas-
ser, "The Boss," appeared 15 years ago, Nasser's confidante
and editor of El Ahram, Mohamed Hassanein Heikel made
a three-part offer after reading the book. "If you'll visit
Egypt again I'll see that you get a visa, you can stay in my
apartment and I'll give you a whole column On the front
page of El Ahram in which you can write anything you
That was 15 years ago. Last month I finally we- nt back. I
didn't need Heikel's help to get a visa. Anyone who can sat-
isfy the requirement of changing $100 from hard currency
into Egyptian pounds at Cairo airport can get into the coun-
try — Jew, Christian, atheist, communist or critical biogra-
(While we were there 25 Jewish businessmen and Jewish
journalists on a tour of the Middle East were not only ad-
ROBERT ST. JOHN
mitted but were given an evening of wining, dining and bel-
ly-dancing on a Nile River boat by the Minister of Tourism, who attended in person,
perhaps on the theory that American dollars are more important to Egypt at this point
than discriminating against Zionists, as in the past.)
As for the free housing s Heikel was off in Libya wooing Qaddafi all the time we
were in Egypt. Even if he had been there he could not have made good on his third
offer because a year or so ago he lost his editorship of El Ahram and is now neither an
editor nor a presidential adviser.
At one time there were only two men, in the world who had a key to the front door of
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tions. "The future, more complicated diplomacy necessitates a U.S. reas-
sessment," he said. "We do not punish our friends."
In Tel Aviv, Premier Yitzhak Rabin disclosed that an Israeli offer to meet
directly with Egyptian leaders was conveyed to Egypt by Secretary Kissinger.
The premier said he had proposed a direct meeting with the Egyptians because
Israel regards it as the most efficient way to achieve a settlement acceptable to
both sides. He said that in Israel's view, what cannot be achieved before the
Geneva peace conference is not likely to be achieved at Geneva.
Defense Minister Shimon Peres said if the Geneva conference is recon-
vened, Israel would face pressure from both the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
He said Israel would use the Geneva conference to determine whether the
Arabs are prepared for a full peace settlement.
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