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September 21, 1979 - Image 80

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-09-21

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80 Frida , September 21, 1979

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

MR. AND MRS. ELI FRIEDMAN
AND FAMILY

wish all their family and friends
a happy and healthy New Year

WOLF & FELINA GOLD & FAMILY

wish their relatives and friends
a healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

THE GOLDSTEIN FAMILY

Barbara, Larry, Wendy & Lisa
wish their family and friends a
healthy, prosperous and happy
New Year

MR. AND MRS. HAL GREEN

send best wishes for a happy and

healthy New Year to all their

family and friends

ANTAL & HERMINE GRUBER
AND FAMILY

wish their family and friends a

healthy and happy New Year

lzririzin nem ruri,

best wishes for a happy and healthy
New Year to all our relatives and friends
Sara and Joseph Grossman

To all our dear family and friends we wish every
joy and blessing of a happy and wonderful New
Year and to have peace in Israel and all coun-
tries. Shalom, The Isaacs, Lou, Ethel & family

I

Alex & Elizabeth Joseph

13401 Dartmouth, Oak Park

Wish All Their Relatives and Friends

A Happy, Healthy and
Prosperous New Year

SAM AND HELEN JUTKIEWICZ
AND FAMILY

wish all their friends and family
a very happy and healthy New Year

DR. AND MRS. LOUIS LEONARD KAZDAN
AND FAMILY

extend best wishes to all their
family and friends for a healthy
and happy New Year

MRS. BRENDA MOSS

wishes her friends and relatives
a year filled with health and
happiness and peace

MICHAEL & BLANCHE OPAS

Wish all Our Relatives
and Friends a Healthy and Happy
New Year

At this time of the year when Jewish People all
over the world celebrate and commemorate the
dignity of man and God-given right of freedom, we
extend our greetings and good wishes for a year of
peace and freedom to our family, friends and all
mankind.
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Kepes

14511 Ludlow
Oak Park, Michigan 48237

Peace Treaty Highlight of Exciting Year
for Israel and Egypt; Rough Road Ahead

By DR. WALTER
EYTAN

World Zionist
Press Service

The year 5739,,now end-
ing, opened barely two
weeks after the signing of
the Camp David accords —
outlining the "framework"
of a Middle East settlement
and peace treaty between
Egypt and Israel. It was the
final conclusion of this
treaty which without doubt
was, for both countries, the
outstanding event of the
year.
It took several months
longer to work out than had
been expected, but by
March it had become fact. In
April instruments of ratifi-
cation were exchanged, and
by May the autonomy talks
were under way — au-
tonomy for "the inhabitants
of Judea, Samaria and
Gaza." These negotiations
are now actively proceed-
ing, without break or crisis
so far, while other pro-
visions of the peace treaty
are also being carried out.
The Suez Canal has been
opened to Israeli shipping
(naval vessels and freighter
alike), and traffic has
moved without a hitch. Is-
rael has begun shutting
down her military installa-
tions in Sinai and has re-
stored El Arish to Egyptian
rule.
By January it is ex-
pected that full normali-
zation will, according to
the agreed time-table,
have been attained —
symbolized dramatically
by the exchange of am-
bassadors between the
two countries. Even now,
Israelis can (and do) visit
Egypt, while an Egyptian
passport no longer bars
its holder from entering
Israel.
Yet the further Israel and
Egypt have advanced on the
road to peace, the more vio-
lently have most Arab
states opposed it. So far this
opposition has not modified
either Israel's or Egypt's de-
termination to carry out the
provisions of their agree-
ment down to the last detail.
If anything, it has had the
opposite effect, since both
have gone so far that they
know there can be no turn-
ing back. They know, too,
that the peace treaty is
wholly in the interest of
each and that other Arab
states will in due course fol-
low suit.
What has been more dis-

turbing has been the un-
willingness of the outside
world, with the solitary ex-
ception of the United States,
to lend the peace process its
whole-hearted endorse-

ment. It was perhaps to be
expected that the Soviet
Union and its satellites, in-
tent on making trouble
everywhere, would do all
they could to attack the
treaty — not only to curry
favor with the Arabs, but to
belittle and undermine any
achievement of the United
States.
Most "third world"
countries, for their part,

Historic post-Camp David photo at the White House

have been running true
to' form, following the
Arabs in whatever
policies they may pursue.
It is, indeed, little short of
miraculous that Egypt
has not yet been drum-
med out of membership
of the O.A.U. (Organiza-
tion of African Unity) or
the group of the "non-
aligned," despite mount-
ing Arab pressure.

Far more shameful has
been the sulky reaction of
the nine-member European
Economic Community, led
by France, Britain and
Germany. These civilized
states have been so petrified
by Arab threats of oil sanc-
tions (higher prices,
boycotts, embargoes and the
rest) that they have been
able to do no more than
shuffle their feet in embar-
rassment — knowing full
well that peace between
Egypt and Israel has been a
tremendous achievement,
but not daring to say so.

Instead, they are still
holding out for a "com-
prehensive" peace, as if Is-
rael and Egypt had not
taken the essential first
step if ever Jordan, Syria
and the others are to be
brought in — and as if they
were not negotiating on the
autonomy plan which, five
years after conclusion of the
agreement, is to lead to
Palestinian self-
determination. We have
here a distressing example
of political cowardice under
economic fire.

In the course of 5739 Is-
rael's international image
has not been improved, less
by her own fault than by the
faint-heartedness of the rest
of the world. Even the
United States has con-
demned Israel's settlement
policy as "illegal" — as if
this were the point. As a re-
sult, Israel has been stres-
sing the new settlements'
legality, and a barren
argument has been con-
ducted between her and
everyone else.

The problem, of course,
is wholly political —
claims of legality or illeg-
ality only cloud the issue.
It may not have been
politically wise to put up
new settlements in Judea
and Samaria at this time,

but this is a risk the Israel
Government has thought
fit to take, moved as it is
by a perfectly legitimate
concern for the country's
security. It is the security
problem which should be
discussed, not anything
else.
As things are, Israel can
do little right in the eyes of
others. This derives inexor-
ably from the balance of in-
ternational power. Of the
more than 150 members of
the United Nations, barely
thirty are democracies —
four-fifths find themselves,
therefore, automatically on
the Arab side and will nor-
mally applaud any Arab
cause.
The democracies, for their
part, are — with scarcely an
exception — dependent on
Arab oil for their energy:
that is, for their very exist-
ence as modern indus-
trialized nations. In these

SALLY and

circumstances, it is fairly
amazing, and a sign of ex-
traordinary vitality, that
Israel should find strength
to argue back at all — as if
any amount of argument
could help.
Whether Jordanians and
Palestinians join in the au-
tonomy talks or not, as pro-
vided by the Camp David
"framework," the year 5740
will doubtless see a
strengthening of the drive
for peace. Even if it remains
restricted to Egypt and Is-
rael alone, it will serve as an
example whose force will
make itself felt.
Egypt more.than once led
other Arab states to war
against Israel, and they fol-
lowed. They followed, too,
when Egypt in 1949 took
the lead in concluding an
armistice. Sooner or later
they will follow again, until
peace reigns everywhere
along Israel's borders.

PASSMAN

wish all their relatives and friends

a year of health, happiness and prosperity

MR. AND MRS. MILO RAPPAPORT

wish all their friends and relatives

a year of good health and happiness

Best wishes for a happy, healthy

New Year to all my family and friends

MRS. LOUIS (TILLY) ROSE

111110 illri5

R . AND MRS. HARRY SCHLOMPER
M R.

wish all their friends and relatives
a happy and healthy New. Year

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

DR. and MRS. HARRY M. STURMAN
AND FAMILY

.A happy New Year to all our
relatives and friends

JANE and JACK SWEET
AND FAMILY

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