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March 12, 1976 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-03-12

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Friday, March 12, 1976 15

Israel Fears U.S.-Egypt Arms Supply Arrangement

(Continued from Page 14)
balanced Soviet supplies to
the Arabs by supplying Is-
rael. Now , if it were to begin
supplying Egypt, Washing-
ton would become "an accel-
erating factor" in the arms
Haim Landau accused the
government of "waking up
at the eleventh hour. Are we
to swallow Kissinger's seda-
tive pills?" he asked. His
motion, and three others on
the same issue, were re-
ferred to the Knesset's for-
eign affairs and defense
Israeli circles were par-
ularly disturbed that
American announce-
iiient was made without
prior consultation with
Israel. The U.S. had
pledged to inform and con-
sult with Israel before
making any major moves,
diplomatically or militar-
ily in the Middle East. Mo-
reover, it is believed in Is-
rael that the C-130s
represent only the first of a
wide variety of military
equipment the U.S. in-
tends to sell Egypt.
Ambassador Dinitz on
Sunday described the pro-
jected U.S. delivery of six C-
130 troop transport planes
to Egypt a-s "a dangerous
course of action" and urged
those seeking a Middle East
settlement to help divert
Egyptian policy from one
leading to war to negotia-
tions for peace.
He told the International
Biennial Convention of Bnai
Brith Women, "Israel has
not objected to the develop-
ment of political, economic
and technological ties be-
tween the U.S. and Egypt,
but when it comes to the
sensitive field of a military
supply relationship, Israel
views it with great concern
and sees in it a dangerous
course of action:"
The dangers of such a pol-
icy, Dinitz said, will not
"allow the U.S. to preserve
the balance_ or control the
arms race." He added that
"since Egypt received and
continues to receive military
equipment from other
sources, any American mili-
tary supply will be an addi-
tive and not a substitute to
the Egyptian arsenal."
- Meanwhile, President



Pentagon's Report
Shows Arab Lead

tionally syndicated column-
ist Jack Anderson, with as-
sociate Les Whitten this
week, said Pentagon reports
s'. -vv Israel can not again
;eve "an easy victory"
the Arabs.
iderson's column said
that Egypt, Syria, Jordan,
Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Lib-
ya have a combined 4-1
superiority over Israelin
combat planes, 3-1 superio-
ity in trained pilots, 19-1 ad-
vantage in anti-aircraft mis-
siles and 3-1 edge in naval
The Anderson column
said a future Arab-Israeli
war could cost Israel 36,000
casualties, proportionate to
2.5 million casualties for the


Ford said that the sale
would not upset the mili-
tary balance between Is-
rael and Egypt. Noting
that Egypt had severed its
military relationship with
the Soviet Union, Ford
said: "I think it makes it
at least responsible for us
to take a look at Egypt's
military needs.
"This is a policy of trying
to see that each country,
Israel and its.. Arab neigh-
bors, have a responsible bal-
ance between their military
capabilities." He added that
it was his opinion that this
is a way for peace to be
maintained in the Mideast
"as we negotiate for a
broader and further step"
towards a peace settlement.
Israeli observers said they
believe Ford is more confi-
dent of winning the Repub-
lican presidential nomina-
tion, and has therefore
sought to encourage Egypt's
moderation, and split her
further from the Soviet
camp, by lifting the U.S.
arms embargo.
Sen. Henry M. Jackson
(D-Wash), campaigning- in
Florida last week for the
Democratic Presidential
nomination, told _audiences
there that "I am against
supplying weapons to
Egypt. The Ford-Kissinger
policy of launching a mili-
tary supply relationship
with Egypt is cynical and
dangerous. It can only in-
crease the chance of war in
the Middle East and the se-
verity of a new conf.lict -
Undersecretary of State
Joseph J. Sisco in an ap-
pearance before the Sen-
ate Budget Committee,
said that the current con-
sultations by the Adminis-
tration with the Congress
on military equipment for
Egypt was confined to the
transport planes and
training of crews.
"There cannot be an over-
all relationship with Egypt
without considering this

* * *

Russia Halts India
Jet Sales to Egypt

sia has blocked India from
supplying spare parts for
Egypt's Soviet-built MIG21
jet fighters, U.S. intellig-
ence sources say.
The new Russian move
follows its own cutoff of
maintenance support for
Egypt's air force.
India, which produces
MIGs and other weapons
under Russian license, was
said to have asked Moscow's
permission to sell spare
parts to Egypt after the
Cairo government appealed
to India for help.

Einstein College
Among Top 10

Albert Einstein College of
Medicine of Yeshiva Univer-
sity is one of five medical
schools in the New York
area rated among the top 10
medical schools in the
United States. The study
was made by Medical Eco-
nomics, a weekly magazine

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sultative process between
th-e Administration and
Congress could be better
described as "a declaration

kind of need," Sisco said. He
declared supplying the C-
130's to Egypt would not
affect the balance of power
between Israel and her Arab
neighbors and is "more pol-
itical and psychological."
But at the Capitol, the
reports were that the con-

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Simon: $1.8 Billion
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Treasury Secretary William
Simon left Cairo this week
after telling Egyptian lead-
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Egypt could total $1.85 bil-
lion during the 18-month
period ending Sept. 30, 1977.
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Guest Speaker

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Dr. Judah Shapiro

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