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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Friday, June 10, 1977 39

New Book Reveals Pro-Arab Bias
Rampant in British Foreign Office

By MAURICE
SAMUELSON

(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)

LONDON-Steps
by
Prime Minister James Cal-
laghan to check the tradi-
tional pro-Arab bias of the
Foreign Office are revealed
in a new book published in
London.
The book, "The Diplo-
mats," reveals that when
he became foreign secre-
tary shortly after the Yom
Kippur War, Callaghan told
the Foreign Office that the
new Labor government
would not repeat the policy
stated in Sir Alec Douglas-
Home's Harrogate speech
during the preceding Con-
servative administration,
which had inclined • Britain
heavily towards the Arabs.
Author Geoffrey Moor-
house writes that Callaghan
was acting on the assump-
tion that the Foreign Office
was "pro-Arab, pro-Catho-
lic and pro-Europe almost
to a man." He was stiffly
told that the Office deeply
resented the rumor that it
fostered an Arabist
"Mafia."
However,
Moorhouse's
book-based on a two-year
authorized study of Brit-
ain's Foreign Service-
more than confirms Callag-
han's suspicions about the
extent of pro-Arab in-
fluence. In 1975, more diplo-
mats spoke Arabic than any
other "hand language"-182
fluent Arabists compared
with 159 Russian experts
and 35 who could speak Chi-
nese.
Most of them were
trained at the Foreign Of-
fice's Middle East Center
for Arabic Studies, based at
Shemlan, near Beirut, until
it was temporarily trans-
ferred to Jordan during the
Lebanese civil war.
According to Moorhouse,
graduates of MECAS are a
special caste within the dip-
lomatic service. At one
point in 1975, Arabists were
the private secretaries to
the foreign secretary and to
three of his four subordi-
nate ministers. "Some
people outside diplomacy
see this Arabist influence
as part of a Foreign Office
plot to weigh policy against
Israel."
The author says that even
the Shah of Iran com-
plained that the British For-
eign Office was populated
by "White Arabs."
Arabists, on the other
hand, were likely to say
that every British diplomat
emerging from Israel had
been "brainwashed into an
excessive appreciation of
the kibutz and Marks and
Spencer" (the Anglo-Jew-
ish-owned department
store).
Moorhouse, who sees noth-
ing sinister in the proximity
of so many Arabists to the
Foreign Office politicians,
defines their outlook as fol-
lows:
"No Arabist sees Brit-
ain's interest being best
served by friendship to Is-
rael and hostility to Arab
nations. This. is not by any

means the same thing as an
attitude of hostility to Is-
rael, though it can include
a feeling that if only Israel
were not there, the Middle
East would be a much sim-
pler place."
The book-published by
Jonathan Cape-recalls that
in contrast' with Callaghan's
more pro-Israel stance,
George Brown - (now Lord
George Brown), foreign sec-
retary in Harold Wilson's
first Labor government,
transferred an ambassador
from Tel Aviv "because he
decided the man was be-
coming too much of an apol-
ogist for his host country."
Brown too held the view
that, belonging to a party
with strong traditional sym-
pathies _ for Zionism, and
being himself married to a
Jew "he could very well do
without the Israeli argu-
ment being rammed down
his throat in every dispatch
coming from his man on
the spot."
The diplomat in question
is assumed to have been Sir
Michael Hadow, who, on re-
tiring from the Foreign Of-
fice, became director of the
Anglo-Israel Association
and married a member of

Illegal Arms Deal
Forces Resignation

VIENNA (JTA)- Austri-
an Defense Minister Karl
Luetgendorf was forced to
resign May 30 because of
an illegal arms deal with
Syria. Luetgendorf, 62, an-
nounced his resignation
after more than five
months of resistance
against mounting criticism.
Chancellor Bruno
Kreisky, who included the
non-party member into his
Socialist cabinet, said the
resignation was necessary
because Luetgendorf was
guilty of misinforming Par-
liament. The affair started
last December, when cus-
toms officials at Vienna air-
port stopped a consignment
of 600 Marksman rifles and
half a million rounds of am-
munition destined for Syria.
The consignment had
been dispatched by an Aus-
trian arms dealer, who lat-
er turned out to be a close
personal friend of the min-
ister. When the arms dealer
failed to get the con-
signment out of the country
because of Austria's neutral
status, the Ministry of De-
fense claimed ownership,
but customs officials re-
mained adamant.
When the affair became
public, Luetgendorf first
claimed the ammunition
was destined for Tunisia
and that he knew nothing of
any shipment to Syria.
But a Parliamentary in-
vestigation disclosed that
Luetgendorf was informed
about all the details of the
deal from the very begin-
ning. He was found guilty
of misinforming Parlia-
ment. Luetgendorf said he
did , not feel guilty in all
points but admitted that he
may have made some mis-
takes.
Austria, because of its
neutral status, refrains
from exporting arms to any
zones of conflict, especially
to the Middle East.

9

the Marks and Spencer
"family."
Later, the Foreign Office
was also embarrassed by
the pro-Israeli attitude of
Prime Minister Harold Wil-
son whose public embrace
of Premier Golda Meir
early in 1974 raised the
"blood pressure of the Arab-
ists" and provoked the
Egyptian National Assem-
bly to freezing a number of
commercial contracts with
Britain which were on the
point of being signed.
It did not, however, pre-
vent Britain from winning
further large contracts with
both ' Egypt and Saudi
Arabia the following year.

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