• How Israel's
Each Other's Throats
But Are United
by Their Hatreds
HE JEWISH NEWS
A Weekly Review
VOL. LXXI, No. 26
of Jewish Events
of 'No Peace'
Editorials, Page 4
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September 2, 1977
Israel's 'No to PLO' Remains Firm
(Don't Threaten Us,' Begin Warns;
Arab League Geneva Role Nixed
Israel and Romania Leaders
Are Satisfied With Meetings
JERUSALEM (JTA)—Premier Menahem Begin
called his five-day official visit to Romania "important,
interesting and exciting" upon his return to Israel
Tuesday, and said that Romanian Premier Manea Ma-
nescu has accepted an invitation to visit Isreal, the first
by a Romanian premier.
"Without even trying to play down our differences
over the question of a Middle East peace, we agreed
that they must not affect our very close relations and
friendship," Begin said. He said he tried to convince
the Romanian leaders that the Likud government want-
ed peace as much as the previous Labor governments.
Begin said the joint communique signed by the two
Ceausescu countries at the end of the visit stressed that Israel and
Romania will continue their close relationship despite
their differences on the Middle East and will encourage
all efforts to achieve an end to the Mideast conflict.
The communique, which recognized the differences be-
tween the two countries, added, "The differences of
opinion in this respect must not bear on the friendly-re-
lations between the two peoples."
The question of whether to use the term "friendly re-
lations" or "standing relations" involved some arguing,
according to Israeli reports from Romania. When Pre-
mier Golda Meir visited Romania in 1972 relations were
described only as "normal."
When Begin and President Nicolae Ceausescu went
for a cruise on Lake Snagov they agreed on "friendly
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JERUSALEM (JTA)—Premier Menahem Begin warned Arab leaders not to threaten
Israel with war because the Jewish state is capable of defending itself against agression.
"Israel is not interested in war and will never initiate one," he told newsmen upon his
return from Romania. "But if attacked, we shall defend ourselves and sometimes as a result
of an attack there is a necessity to counter-attack. We cannot be threatened with
Government sources said this statement was a clear warning to the Arab states against
the threats of war that have been made recently by Arab leaders. The sources_ said the
premier's remarks are meant to warn the Arabs that if they attack Israel the result might be
"quite different" than what they might expect, including the loss of even more territory.
Begin's statement at Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday was in response to questions
about a statement by Syrian President Hafez Assad in an interview with the New York
Times, published Monday, that he was pessimistic because he believed the only alterna-
tive to peace was war. "There's no third choice, " Assad was quoted as saying, "It's either
peace or war. I don't mean today or tomorrow. But eventually Israel will not be able to
Begin also rejected Assad's suggestion that the Arabs League might substitute for the
Palestine Liberation Organization in Middle East negotiations. "The Arab League is not a
country and, as stipulated by the provisions of the Geneva Conference, only countries can
be a signatory to a peace agreement," the Israeli premier declared. "The League's
presence at Geneva, therefore, is completely unacceptable."
In Washington on Monday, State Department spokesman Nodding Carter said Assad's
idea of substituting the Arab League for the PLO was not new and that a "number of
proposals" have been suggested regarding the participants at Geneva.
The Knesset was scheduled to interrupt its summer recess on Thursday at the govern-
ment's request to hear a foreign policy statement by Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and
then hold a four-hour debate.
Begin is expected to renew his efforts to push through a resolution supported by all
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Begun on W. Bank
University Chair for Hebrew Language
Established at Technion for JN Editor
HAIFA — A professorial chair in honor of the dean of American Jewish journalists, Philip
Slomovitz of Detroit, will be established at the Technion - Israel institute-of Technology..This was
announced by Major General (Res.) Amos Horev, president of the Technion. The chair will be
known as the Philip Slomovitz Chair for the Hebrew Language. ____
Gen. Horev will attend a dinner in Detroit on Oct. 10 when the project will be officially launched.
The occasion will also mark the presentation to Philip Slomovitz of the American Technion
Society Einstein Award for 1977. The award is given annually to ATS members "in recognition of
their outstanding service to the society."
The president of the Detroit Chapter of the American Technion Society is Louis Milgrom of
ltroit. The dinner will be held at Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
.;lomovitz, editor and publisher of The Detroit Jewish News, founding president of the
American Jewish Press Association, was born in Russia and came to the U.S. in 1910. He
attended the University of Michigan where his interest in journalism began and led him to a
glittering ca reer.
Editor and publisher of The Detroit Jewish News since 1942 and accredited UN correspondent
since 1945, Slomovitz has - also contributed widely to many national magazines and periodicals.
His activities have not only been confined to journalism. As a young man he was deeply
involved with the Detroit Young Judea, and he has been highly active in the Jewish National Fund
Council of Detroit, the World Jewish Congress and the World Zionist Congress.
MM. GEN. HOREV
is a vice president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Zionist Organization of
America and a former vice president of the Jewish Publication Society of America.
Slomovitz is a former president of the ZOA - Detroit District, the Detroit Zionist Council and
the Detroit Chapter of the American Jewish Congress.
He has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious national and Michigan awards in
recognition of his services to journalism and the community. His name appears on the Founders
Well in the Churchill Auditorium, Technion City.
JERUSALEM (JTA)—A newly formed Arab
group on the West Bank declaring itself to be
against the Palestine Liberation Organization
is under bitter verbal attack by the Palestinian
mass media both in the occupied territories
and abroad. Hussein Shuyuhi of Hebron, the
leader of the group, denounced PLO chief
Yasir Arafat and charged that he was stealing
Shuyuhi also claimed that he has received
threats but these will not stop him from con-
ducting his anti-PLO campaign. As evidence of
this, leaflets were distributed throughout the
West Bank condemning the PLO.
Nevertheless, a press conference which was
to have been convened in Jerusalem by the
group was cancelled at the last minute by its
organizers. The reason, they said, was that
Shuyuhi had suffered a "slight heart attack."
This is the first time a public campaign by
West Bank Arabs has been mounted against
the PLO. Sheikh Mohammed Ali Jaabari, the
former mayor of Hebron and still an in-
fluential leader in the West Bank, has always
supported a "Jordanian solution" for the fu-
ture of the West Bank. But this is the first
time that this line has congealed into a politi-
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