Canada Reaffirms Moving Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
By MICHAEL SOLOMON
OTTAWA (JTA) — Premier Joe Clark said Tuesday at his first press conference that
he is fully determined to follow through with his election campaign promise to move
Canada's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem despite the opposition from the U.S. and
Arab countries. "I cannot give you a time frame at the moment. We certainly intend to do
that. From now on this is the policy of the Canadian government," he declared.
As for any reservations the senior officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs
might have, Clark rejected them by saying, "I expect their collaboration by showing me
the way to implement technically a political engagement." The premier made it clear
that "the signature of the Egyptian - Israel peace treaty created favorable conditions for
the transfer of the Canadian Embassy to Jerusalem. It is time for us to show, by concrete
gesture, the nature of our feelings for Israel," he concluded.
The Egyptian Ambassador to Ottawa, Hassan Fahmy, in an interview with the CBC,
said, "The decision taken by the Clark government is a very unfriendly gesture and
constitutes a denial of human rights for the people living in that--region." Fahmy
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PRESIDENCY OF THE ARAB REPUBLIC
CABINET OF THE PRESIDEnT
Cairo, May.20, 1979.
It is with a deep sense of recognition that I received your message
addressed to His Excellency President Mohamed Anwar El Sadat through which
you expressed staunch support to the efforts exerted to establish real and
lasting peace with Israel.
I have the greatest pleasure to convey to you the thanks and apprecia-
tion of His Excellency the President for your kind sentiments as well as for
your keen interest to promote just and durable peace in the Middle East.
Highly appreciating your activities in the humanitarian fields, His
Excellency the President prays God Almighty to guide all the steps made on
the way towards boosting the prosperity and progress of man, in the interest
of world peace and order.
Kindly accept, most sincere regards along with all best wishes for
your good health and happiness.
Hassan Ahmed Kamel
Chef Du Cabinet of-the President.
June 8, 1979
Herut Faction Cheers
W.B. Settlement Policy
Which Split the Cabinet
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Premier Menahem Begin delivered one of his toughest speeches at
the opening of the Herut party's 14th national convention Saturday night, fervently defending
Jewish settlement on the occupied West Bank as a "right" and "duty," - declaring total war
against the Palestine Liberation Organization and warning President Anwar, Sadat of Egypt to
refrain from criticizing Jewish settlements or talking about the division of Jerusalem. •
Begin's speech came only hours after a U.S.-criticized Cabinet decision to authorize the
establishment of a new Gush Emunim settlement adjacent to Nablus, the largest Arab town on
the West Bank.
By a vote of 8-5, it over-rode an appeal against the decision by Deputy Premier
Yigael Yadin, who was supported by Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan and his two Democratic-Movement colleagues Shmuel Tamir and Yisrael
Katz: Finance Minister Simha Ehrlich and Minister of Commerce and Industry Gideon
Fencing off of land for the settlement was expected to begin this week. Yadin, who had
voiced his opposition earlier to the Ministerial. Settlement Committee, argued that the land
allocated for the new settlement was privately owned — by Arabs — and noted that government
policy heretofore has excluded expropriation of private land except for security needs.
But Begin's hard-linement well with his audience of 3,000 Herut loyalists who cheered and
stamped in the Jerusaleni-Convention Hall. "Settlement is a right and a duty. We have and will
,continue to fulfill that right and that duty," the Premier declared. He fiercely ruled out any
notion of a Palestinian state or divided sovereignty over Jerusalem.
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Egypt's Peace Intentions
in Reply to Local JNF
Egypt's reaffirmation of friendship with Israel and hopes for a firm
ce were expressed in behalf of President Anwar Sadat in a message
to Carmi M. Slomovitz, president of the Jewish National Fund Council
of_Detroit and business manager of The Detroit Jewish News.
Responding to Slomovitz's congratulatory message to President
Sadat, which also contained an invitation to attend the annual JNF
dinner in honor of Edythe and Joseph Jackier, to be held here June 20,
Sadat's "Chef Du Cabinet," Hassan Ahmed Kamel wrote the accom-
panying letter above.
Holocaust Memorial Is Approved for Jewish Center
A proposal for the construction of a Holocaust Memorial Center as a wing of the
Jewish- Community Center at Maple and Drake roads has been approved.
Announcement of the project, developed by a joint committee of the Jewish Center
and Holocaust Memorial Center, was made by JCC President Joel D. Tauber and Leon
Halpern, chairman of the HMC.
The structure, a wing to stand at the southwest corner adjacent to the center's main
entrance, will include areas for permanent and special exhibits, as well as a resource
center for material on the Holocaust.
The current HMC board will be enlarged to include representatives from the com-
munity at large, from the Jewish Welfare Federation and the Jewish Community Center.
Planning and construction of the Holocaust Memorial Center will be conducted by a
joint HMC-JCC building committee, to be named by Tauber and Halpern.
The Holocaust Memorial Centel will continue to function as an independent
institution. However, the HMC will be closely associated with the Jewish Com-
munity Center "in order to facilitate effective use ofJCC resources." Tauber said
that the prominent placement of the structure underscores the importance
which the Jewish Community Center places on this effort and program "and
should also serve to maximize community interest, attention and participation."
The permanent exhibit on the Holocaust will parallel in content that of Yad Vashem
in Jerusalem. Other program activities will focus on schools, adult groups and scholarly
research and writings. Archives containing data on the Jewish communities of Europe
and names- of Holocaust victims will be part of the permanent exhibit.
Halpern said that Rabbi Irving Greenberg, chairman of thePresident's Holocaust
Commission, welcomed the creation of Detroit's Holocaust Memorial Center as a stimul-
ant for the study and remembrance of that shattering event in Jeyvish history.