THE JEWISH NEWS
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VOL. LXX, No. 19
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January 14, 1977
jsrael, U.S., W. German Officials
Dismayed by Terrorist's Release
in Anti-Boycott Battle
NEW YORK (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation
League of Bnai Brith said that a "cursory examina-
tion" of the proposed settlement of the Justice De-
partment's lawsuit against the Bechtel Corp. indi-
cated a significant victory had been achieved against
Arab boycott operations in the United States.
The Justice Department announced Monday the
filing of an agreement between the department and
the corporation in Federal District Court in San Fran-
cisco. The agreement, which must be approved by
Judge George Harris, would prohibit Bechtel, one of
the nation's largest heavy construction concerns and
a major contractor in Arab countries, and presumably
other American firms, from agreeing to any contract
which requires a boycott of American firms or persons
on theArab blacklist.
The order also would ban Bechtel from requiring
other American firms or persons to boycott firms or
persons blacklisted by the Arab League boycott commit-
tee or to accept the boycott or to assist any other com-
panies or persons in agreements in the U.S. to boycott
blacklisted American concerns.
The suit against Bechtel was the first filed against
Arab boycott practices under the Sherman Anti-Trust
Act. The ADL said the suit resulted from ADL
documentation submitted' to the Justice Department
in reference to Arab boycott operations.
Arnold Forster, ADL general counsel, said that
before the ADL comes to a final conclusion on the
settlement, it will study the exceptions permitted to
Bechtel concerning certain trade agreements with the
Arabs. He said if any of the proposed exceptions is
objectionable, the ADL will submit written comments
to the Justice Department and to the Federal District
Court within the 60-day period provided by law.
In a statement released at the filing of the proposed
settlement, Bechtel welcomed the agreement but denied
the company had violated any federal law or had en-
gaged in any boycott of American firms.
The agreement also bans Bechtel from excluding
blacklisted firms or persons from recommendations,
evaluations, or lists of possible suppliers of goods and
.services from any client that Bechtel knows excludes
qualified American blacklisted concerns or persons
and from maintaining any such list.
Bechtel's statement praised the proposed settle-
ment as a clarification of procedure and called it "a
guide to other business concerns in the United States"
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. State Department has expressed
"dismay" over the release by a French court of Abu Daoud, the Palesti-
nian terrorist believed to have engineered the 1972 Munich Olympics
Spokesman John Trattnor said, the department's reaction "is one of
dismay that through an apparent legal technicality, neither the West
German nor Israeli governments will be given an opportunity to interro-
gate this man about the brutal and revolting murders of athletes in
Munich." Trattnor added, "Our dismay reflects our abhorence over the
brutal and mindless murders in Munich and our particular conviction
that terrorists should be dealt with sternly and firmly by the legal au-
thorities of all countries."
Asked if the U.S. had been in consultation with France, Trattnor said
it had not. He said he was not aware that a statement would be sent to the
French government "but we are sending it publicly from this podium."
German Justice Minister Jochem Vogel expressed "disappointment" at
France's decision, and said the move would "not help the international fight
against terrorism". Vogel also hinted at a possible breach by France of a
long-standing French-German extradition arrangement, saying the way in France had notified West
Germany of the arrest was "not in line with the practice hitherto adopted". Justice ministry sources
said that in effect France did not give Germany sufficient time to prepare a request for Daoud's
custody pending extradition.
Earlier, the Bavarian government had postponed a decision on whether to ask Bonn to seek
Daoud's extradition. The state government, which had jurisdiction, said that the Bavarian state
prosecutor needed to make further investigations. German radio quoted the Bavarian justice
minister as saying German officials had not ever heard of Abu Daoud before the French govern-
ment informed them of the man's activities.
Israel's ambassador to France, Mordechai Gazit, was called home for consultations by
Foreign Minister Yigal Allon only hours after the French court released Damid.
The recall of an ambassador to a friendly
country, a- serious matter in international diplo-
macy, was viewed as a demonstration of Israel's
shobk and anger over the release of the terrorist
who is believed to have master minded the mur-
PARIS (JTA) — France announced the sale of 200 ders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olym-
Mirage F-1 planes to Egypt. Some 30 of the fighter- pics in 1972. The recall appeared to indicate a
bombers will be delivered before the end of the new crisis in Franco-Israeli relations which have
year, the rest will be assembled by Egypt in the arms improved in recent months. At the same time,
Allon summoned the French ambassador to meet
factory now under construction near Cairo.
The sale was made known by French officials after with him at the foreign ministry on Wednesday.
Defense Minister Yvon Bourges reported on the mat-
Speaking in the Knesset on Tuesday, Allon
ter to the government in the presence of President strongly criticized the release of Daoud. He spoke
Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
in reply to four agenda motions introduced Mon-
The announcement coming on the very day Israeli day when it appeared that there was a good chance
Ambassador to France Mordechai Gazit left for Israel as
a protest against France's attitude in the Abu Daoud that Israel might - secure Daoud's extradition.
case, was seen by observers as "adding insult to injury." Allon accused the French government of defying
Diplomatic circles said Franco-Israeli relations its agreements with Israel.
French Announce Sale
of Mirage F-1 to Egypt
would take a further turn for the worst.
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Prof. Sees Decentralized Regions Answering Israel's Problems
territories and Israel, in order to maintain the Jewish structure of Israeli society
and avoid social tensions and conflicts based on national origin. It is also essential
to find a practical solution to the social problems of the Jewish population by
JERUSALEM — Professor Raanan Weitz, head of the Settlement Division of speeding up the settlement of development areas, the rehabilitation of distressed
the Jewish Agency, analyzes and offers answers to Israel's problems in "Where are segments of the population, and fundamentally changing absorption procedures.
We Headed? — A Planned Framework for Economic, Social, and Organizational He also says it is vital to allow political expression to inhabitants of the occupied
Development Which Coordinates Possible Political Solutions."
territories, without which there will be no basis for peace between us. For social,
Since the Six-Day War, Weitz states, the government of Israel has failed to economic, and political reasons, it is desirable not to continue with a military
seize upon a clear policy with regard to a number of basic problems upon whose government for a number of years; and the social and economic infrastructure of
solution lies the future, even the destiny, of the state of Israel. Three basic prob- the territories should be built up through planned development to raise the stan-
lems are: Israel's relations with the Arab-Palestinian population, the absorption of dard of living.
immigration and the economic situation.
Independent of any eventual political solution, it is necessary to ensure equal
Since the Yom Kippur War, these problems have only worsened: the political rights for all inhabitants of Israel, and the right of self-determination to the
seige tightens around us, there are more leaving Israel than making aliya, the Palestinian Arabs so that they may establish a government and way of life of their
balance of payments is about to swallow us. Weitz attempts to solve these problems Own.
Regionalization is his key concept. Prof. Weitz is a regionalization specialist,
by an immediate restructuring of the state of Israel and the occupied territories
into semi-autonomous regions for decentralized, comprehensive, planned de- having devised a master plan for agricultural development in the northwestern
Negev (the Southern Project), and collaborating with engineer Meir Batz on a
velopment in economic, political and social spheres.
These three problems form the axis about which all our other dilemmas re- complementary plan for the rest of the Negev (the National Industrial Region).
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. volve. Weitz says Israel must decrease the mixing of populations between the
By ILAN CHAIM
World Zionist Organization