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U.S., USSR in Accord on
Geneva, PLO Concessions
BONN (JTA) — U.S. officials who arrived here sion to the Middle East at this time seemed to reflect
with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger from a growing mistrust by Israel of Kissinger's tactics,
Vienna Tuesday reportedly said that the Soviet Union diplomatic sources said. The Israelis were said to feel
has agreed to postpone the re-opening of the Geneva that he had spoken one way and acted another during
Middle East peace conference until at least August or his aborted efforts to achieve a second-stage Israeli-
September and to exercise a restraining influence on Egyptian agreement in March.
the Palestine Liberation Organization seeking a radi-
Accordingly, the sources said, American friends
cal solution in the Mideast. Those agreements were of Israel approached President Ford recently urging
said to have emerged from the series of meetings be- him to replace Kissinger as secretary of state. They
tween Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei made it clear that Jerusalem might not welcome the
A. Gromyko in Vienna Monday and Tuesday.
Secretary in the future as a mediator of the Middle
A joint communique issued by Kissinger and East dispute. But Ford rejected their approach, the
Gromyko before they left Vienna said the matters sources said.
President Ford nevertheless is taking the reins of
they had discussed included a "just and lasting peace
in the Middle East including the question of resuming
the Geneva peace conference and other matters."
Kissinger told reporters after his first round of
talks with Gromyko Monday that he was not con-
templating a new round of "shuttle" diplomacy in
the Middle East. He told the newsmen that his dis-
cussions with GromykO took place in a construc-
tive and friendly atmosphere but did not refer to
any progress being made on the Middle East con-
Extension of the UN peace observation force on the
Golan Heights for six months, announced by Syria
Wednesday afternoon, helped relieve the rising Mid-
dle East tensions. The UN's mandate was to end on
Kissinger's ruling out of a new diplomatic mis-
Middle East diplomacy into his own hands. He will
meet with President Anwar el Sadat in Salzburg, Aus-
tria, next weekend and with Israeli Premier Yitzhak
Rabin in Washington June 11-12.
In Washington, President Ford said again Tues-
day that no decision would be made on next steps
in Middle East peace efforts until he completed his
talks with Sadat and Rabin.
The President discussed the Middle East during
a lengthy interview with New York Daily News re-
porters in his office.
The President said again the U.S. had three op-
tions: a resumption of the "suspended talks" for a sec-
ond Egyptian-Israeli Sinai accord, which collapsed
March 22; a "total solution, including Israel-Egypt, Is-
rael-Jordan and Israel-Syria on a comprehensive ba-
sis;" or an effort for "some interim settlements"
"under the umbrella" of a renewed Geneva confer-
"We haven't made any decisions yet and won't
until I have talked with Sadat and Rabin and come
back and pull together everything we have been work-
ing on and see what we are going to do," Ford said.
In Jerusalem, Premier Rabin announced that he
had asked the Mapam leadership to meet with him for
a "coordination session" before his trip to Washington
to meet with Ford.
This action followed warnings by the veteran Ma-
pam leadership that they would not tolerate the La-
bor majority's failure to correct the government lead-
ership's foreign policy inaction.
Suspects Held After Terror Wave
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A large explosive charge concealed in a paint can was found in downtown
Jerusalem Monday and defused by police in Zahal Square near City Hall and the Old City walls.
All Jerusalem residents were warned to be on the alert following a wave of terrorist incidents in
and around the city over the Shavuot weekend. In one incident a suspected terrorist sustained self-
inflicted wounds when an explosive charge detonated as he was planting it in the Ramot Eshkol
Security sources said that 69 suspected terrorists were detained in the Jenin area of the
West Bank. The suspects are believed to represent four separate terrorist organizations includ-
ing Israeli Arabs. Large stocks of arms, ammunition and explosive charges were seized by the
army and police. The arrests represented the largest round-up of terrorist suspects on the West
Bank in recent months.
A booby-trapped picnic basket exploded injuring 20 persons on a crowded public beach on the
shores of the Dead Sea Saturday. Four of the people were seriously injured.
In another incident, Faris Issa Awad, 25, was killed by a hand grenade Sunday while tarring the
roof of a school building near Acre on Haifa Bay. Police said that Awad, a school employe, was
carrying the grenade when it exploded.
Explosive charges detonated Saturday under Arab-owned trucks in Ramallah, 15 miles north of
Jerusalem and in the neighboring village of Albirah. One person was slightly injured.
Police believe that all of the weekend incidents were the work of local terrorists. Terrorist
infiltration from outside is believed to have been prevented by the heavy security measures taken
in all border areas last week to forestall assaults on civilians during May 15th, the 27th anniver-
sary of Israel's independence and the Shavuot holiday that followed.
A guard is shown protecting students on May 15, the one-year anniver-
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sary of the slaughter of Ma'alot school children by Arab terrorists.