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March 02, 1979 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-03-02

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Eban's Autobiography a History of Israel

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YOUR WEDDING—
BAR MITZVA

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FINER
INER

long and eventful. Many
mon dream or vision with
WILL BE
Israelis on our side of the lifetimes have been
crowded into a few decades.
line.
"My hope is that the
The territories are Judea
Jewish people will be
and Samaria — but this
WHEN PHOTOGRAPHED BY
enabled by its experience of
does not make the Arab in-
freedom to rise beyond the
habitants Samarians or Ju-
sufferings of the past and
deans. There is no political
the frustrations of history
AND ASSOCIATES
structure in the modern
into the assertion of its
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world marked by such a
unique spirituality."
sharp and total discon-
tinuity as that which de-
scribes the relations be-
tween the area of Israeli law
and the area of military
administration.
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ABBA EBAN
"Neither of these two
days. It has lost its rhap- human worlds seeks
sodic sense. It is an anxious harmony with the other
people, consumed
S
by fear of through any compromise
the immense growth i in of its separate nature.
Our r task must be to seek
t Arab
-k
separation
a
r
American
support;
fear
of
in
its incapacity to achieve a with the highest possible
and death.
brilliant writer.
's context stable economic order; fear degree of mutual contact:
" But in Israel
Equally significant, this
of the long-term effects of a to be neighbors — neither
autobiography is "so replete there is an inherent conflict lo
ss in magnetism, reflected ruling each other, nor
being ruled. The essential
with historic data that it is a between the negotiating i
compelling document which interest and the interest of in a dwindling immigration
territorial changes will
istorians will have to use image-making. To succeed and
a disquieting flight of
Sportswear - Dresses - Suits
. anpower from the coun- . have to be selective if this
when dealing with the at the negotiating table, it is m
result is to be secured.
events that led to Israel's sometimes necessary to be trY.
But in the final account,..
"The lucid, visionary but Israel's security may de-
ebirth as a nation, the UN obdurate and tenacious. But
truggles, the wars which this is bad for the image. To empirical doctrine of the
end more on her com-
were suffered by Israel, the succeed in image-making, it Labor movement is in ec- p
P a t but ardent popula-
li on
international relations be- is better to be always flexi- lipse. I believe that the
ct than
u on an overex-
tween Israel and the world ble. But then there is dam- popular reaction against a
tended territorial shape."
dowers as well as the con- age to the concrete interests party too long in power is Eban concludes his auto-
Wool Gabardine &
frontations with the war- defended at the negotiating not the final answer, and biography--with this impres-
threatening Arab states. table. - that Israel will regain the •
sive personal note which
Ultra Suede Coordinates
Eban's role in Israeli, - "Other nations consis- balanced view by which she will no doubt be acclaimed
tently
subordinate
tran-
has
surmounted
the
tern-
by
the
millions
who
have
Zionist and world affairs
has brought him in con- sient popularity to concrete pests and push on, forward learned to admire his skill
tact with all of the impor- interests; never the other and upward, to new spurts as a statesman:
"My main satisfaction is
taut personalities in way around. In Israel's case of creativity.
world affairs and his the situation is more corn- "Some writers have de- that many people across the
autobiography becomes plex, since a degree of inter- fined anxiety as the essence world may have learned
Dresses - Blouses - Suits
a Who's Who in diplo- national support for our of the Jewish condition. The from me that the Jewish
Sportswear
macy, accounting for image is itself a 'concrete' question is whether we story, with its culmination
sizes 4-18
every aspect of Israeli af- interest. Israel, on the shall make our anxiety fer- in Israel's statehood, is a
fairs, commencing with whole, appeals more to the tile or whether we shall brave and noble adventure.
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international endorse- conscience and values of the squander it in self-pity and My road from London
Visa & MasterCharge
10-4:30
Mon.-Sat.
world
community
than
to
its
and
Cairo
despair. In political terms, through
ment of Israel's state-
.
the issue is whether and for Jei-usalem to New York and
hood, his nation's admis- utilitarian interests.
"Yet I cannot forget that how long we can reconcile Washington and back to
sion to UN membership
and pursuant to the Israel proclaimed her inde- the idea of a 'Jewish' state Jerusalem again has been
struggles with Israel's pendence on May 14, 1948, with our present demog-
and - political
enemies. As Israel's de- in a solitary decision for raphic
fender there is evidence which support and respect structure.
of Eban's role as a vigil- were secured only after the
"The central theme in
ant defender of just decision was made. Our in-
rights for his people dur- ternational posture cannot the doctrine of the Likud
ing the most trying exclude the capacity to is that Israel can indefi-
period of Third World stand alone for certain iiitely maintain her rule
and Communist bloe- at- periods of time when a vital over the million Arabs,
interest is at stake.
non-citizens of Israel who
tacks.
"It is important to be came under our jurisdic-
The importance of
Israel-U.S. relationships is popular — but even more tion in June 1967. I can-
especially significant in important to be alive. If not sustain this belief.
Eban's recorded story of you are alive, you can The military victory of
negotiations with the White work hard to reconstruct 1967 has failed to have
House and State Depart- your popularity, whereas any marked effect on the
ment officials. All _.the if you are dead, you will sharp duality of experi-
Presidents since Harry be conspicuously popu- ence between the Jordan
Truman virtually pass in lair during the funeral River and the Mediterra-
review in this remarkable oration, but the consols- neap.
_
story of negotiations that tion will be transient and

"To pass from the area of
often meant the very life of brief. The test for Israel's
friends in the world lies Israeli law into the realm of
Israel and her people.
11 .fore, also, the role in the readiness to re- military administration is
as the eminent spect our solitude of re- to undertake a voyage of
- he
an
for his people in sponsibility for determin- drastic transition. On the
spo
mobilizing American Jew- ing what the minimal one side is a parliamentary
ry's support for Israel also conditions for our secu- society totally saturated
with Jewish memories and
assumes a note of great im- rity are.
"Despite all our victories, dreams, with Hebrew
portance.
social-
and
He began his career as a Israel is the only nation that speech
Specializing in Layettes and Gifts
close associate of Israel's stands or falls in history by democratic ideals.
first president, Chaim the manner in which the
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"On the other side of the
Weizmann, and his career Middle Eastern conflict is
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_ MOTHER & CHILD
as Israel's spokesman con- resolved. No similar mark line there is no parliament,
s over no government by consent,
ti
n
hang
f
i
t
tinued through the years of o n erroga o
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the -Israel Labor Party. the head of the Arab na- no Jewish affinities, no He-
Hours Sun. 11-4
Naturally he had his dis- tions. brew, no Zionism. Not for
at Evergreen
Mon.-Sat. 10-5
"At this stage of my story, one second in the 24 hours of
putes with the new govern-
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Plaza
Suite
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ment headed by Menahem Israel is not the same each day do the million
Begin. His attitude towards society whose rise from a Arabs in the West Bank and
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the Likud and its leader, vulnerable birth I have fol- Gaza share a common emo-
therefore, merits considera- lowed from the earliest tional experience, a corn-

"Abba Eban — An Auto- tion.
He is very critical of the
iography" (Random
use) is more than a single role of Moshe Dayan,
who left the Labor Party
rson. It is history-in-
he-making and a record of and joined the Likud
---
he rebirth of a nation and government.
at nation's experiences in In this connection, defin-
nternational diplomacy. It ing his own role after the
s the story of the Jewish Likud triumph, Eban pro-
eople during the past four vides an interesting com-
cades of trials, tribula- ment on the image of lead-
ions and immense accom- ership as it affects Israelis
lishments. It is a and as judged by worn
anoramic view of the striv- Jewry. He states:
"I was disturbed by the
ig for peace in an atmos-
hem charged with war excessive emphasis that
Diaspora Jewry places
hreats.
Eban the great on the question of 'im- -
nent states- age.' This obsessive con-
"he eminent
man who represented his cern arises out of a spe-
nation, Israel, as her emis- cial Jewish experience.
sary at the United Nations, What other people have
erges here again, as in thought about Jews has

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