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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-01-26

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Israeli Consul Is Abducted, Tourists Harassed in South America

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The kidnapping at gunpoint
a week ago of Ernesto Liebes, honorary consul general for
Israel in El Salvador, now appears to be politically moti-
vated, according to knowledgeable Salvadorean and
American sources. Radio station Y Su in San Salvador on
Monday broadcast that it had received a manifesto from the
"Armed Forces of National Resistance" (FARN) which

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claimed credit for the kidnapping and demanded the re-
lease of political prisoners held by the government of El
Salvador. FARN is described as a left-wing, extremist and
terrorist organization.
Liebes, a Salvadorean, reported to be 75 years
old, was abducted Jan. 17 on the Pan-American
Highway five kilometers outside San Salvador follow-

ing an "accident" between his car and one used by
four armed men. According to sources, when the
driver of Liebes' car left it to talk with the men from
the other car who had emerged from their vehicle,
Liebes was seized and whisked away.
Salvadorean newspapers have reported that Liebes'
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THE JEWISH NEWS

80,000 Jews

A Weekly Review

Commentary, Page 2

of Jewish Events

Lobbyists:
Billy Carter
and His Cohorts

Israel as Center
for Middle East
Banking Unity

Editorials, Page 4

VOL. LXXIV , No. 21 17515 W. Nine Mile, Suite 865, Southfield. Mich. 48075 424-8833 $12.00 Per Year: This Issue 30c Jan. 26, 1979

Moshe Dayan Strikes at Fifth Column

Arab Collaborators in Israel
Get Firm Treatment Waroing.

,„.

Billy's Violently Anti-Jewish
Libyan Delegation Is Due in
Detroit, Quotes Protocols'

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — A delegation of 30 Li-
byans, whose U.S. visit was prompted by an invitation by
President Carter's brother, Billy, stopped in San Francisco
this week on a cross-country tour. The Libyans are coming
to Detroit next week. During a conversation with the press,
the delegation's chief spokesman, Ahmed al Shahati, said
that Zionism "was racist" and according to "what we read in
the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Zionism tries to give
privileges to just a few," it was reported by Phil Bronstein,
San Francisco Jewish Bulletin assistant editor,
Al Shahati is the head of the foreign liaison of Libya's
Congress. Speaking through an interpreter, he spent a good
deal of time blasting the American press for "misinforma-
tion and propaganda" aimed at "giving a bad picture" of
Libya. Pressed as to whom he thought was responsible for
that "misinformation" he said, "The world Zionists are
behind this campaign, because they don't want to see good
relations set up between the U.S. and the Arab people,"
Bronstein reported.
Asked about Libya's reputation for being a world
haven and bankroller for terrorist organizations, Al
Shahati said this, too, was a plot. "We know that world
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JERUSALEM — Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan on Tuesday
warned Israeli and West Bank Arabs not to be "carried away by the
Islamic fanaticism" which is currently sweeping through parts of the
Mideast. If they did, he said, they would "pay very dearly for it." Dayan
urged the Israeli and West Bank Arabs to "remember 1948" when they
had thrown away the chance of peace and a Palestinian state — and
many of them found themselves refugees in Lebanon as a result.
"We are not the Shah . . . We are not foreign rulers here."
Dayan declared, during a speech to the "Prime Minister's Israel
Bonds Conference." His audience was visibly taken aback by the
sharp and somber tenor of his words, but, after recovering from
its initial surprise, accorded him some warm applause.
Dayan's remarks to Israeli and Palestinian Arabs followed recent
public expressions of support for the PLO voiced by Israeli Arab stu-
dents and by a group of notables which met in Nazareth over the
MOSHE DAYAN
weekend.
Dayan said Israel's policy is aimed at "living together" with the Palestinians. But if they (the
Palestinians) were "not satisfied"' with this and sought to "replace Israel with an Islamic concept," they
would "have to pay very dearly indeed." Reviewing the effects of the Iran debacle and the resurgence of
Islamic sentiment elsewhere in the region, Dayan said it meant that Egypt was now even more anxious
than before to prove to the other Arab states that it was not concluding a "separate deal" with Israel or
abandoning the Palestinian cause.
Hence, the coming phases of peace negotiations would-be rendered "no easier or simpler" by the impact of
these regional events.
For Israel, moreover, the lesson of these events meant greater circumspection in the future with

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Ford Stresses U.S. Friendship
• Unofficial Tour of Israel
Dunng



JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former President Gerald Ford, in Israel with Mrs. Ford on
a private visit, stressed Sunday night, "The special relationship between Israel and the
U.S. must remain unbroken" and promised "to help in any way I can" as a private
American citizen, to further the peace process between - Israel and Egypt.
The Fords arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday from Cairo where the
former President had meetings with President Anwar Sadat, other Egyptian
officials and the Shah of Iran. He met with
Premier Menahem Begin Sunday night and, ac-
cording to press reports, expressed optimism for
the eventual success of Israeli-Egyptian peace
negotiations.
He reportedly based his optimism on his conversa-
tions with Sadat who was said to have expressed
concern over developments in the region, especially
in Iran and stressed the need to conclude a peace
treaty with Israel in the near future.
Ford met with Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan for
breakfast Monday morning at the King David Hotel
where they were joined by U.S. Ambassador Samuel
Lewis. Dayan would not disclose the details of their
conversation but indicated that it covered the Middle
East situation. He described the former President as
"quite knowledgeable about developments in the
Arab countries."
Sunday night, Ford was awarded an honorary PhD
degree by the Hebrew University for his "outstand-

GERALD FORD

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Presented To:

For newspapers selected for honor in their circulation category.

The Jewish News has been named third place winner in its newspaper
category for best special section in the 1978 Michigan Press Association news-
paper contest. The Jewish News was cited for the May, 1978 special ,section
marking the 30th anniversary of the state of Israel.

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