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October 05, 1979 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-10-05

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

16 Friday, October 5, 1979

Six Israelis Attend Rome PLO Conference

HOLIDAY GREETINGS
To Friends & Clients
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ROME (JTA) — A two-
day international confer-
ence on the Palestinian
problem served as the set-
ting last week for a dialogue
of sorts between ranking
representatives of the
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Organization and a six-
member Israeli delegation
with no official status.
The conference, spon-
sored by the Italian Com-
mittee for Solidarity with
the Palestinian People,
which comprised left-wing
Christian Democrats,
Socialists and Communists,
was attended as well by
representatives from 12
West European countries;
Soviet bloc countries; the
United States; and two
Arab rejectionist states,
Libya and Iraq.
The two Arab delegations
left on the first day of the
conclave over what they
perceived to be a "moder-
ate" tone on the part of the
PLO representatives. How-
ever, the Libyan delegate
returned to deliver stinging
denunciations of Israel.
The U.S. representa-
tives called themselles
the "Afro-Indo-Puerto
Ricqn-Indo Hispanic"
delegation. They con-
demned "anti-Semitism,
fascism, racism and
Zionism" and claimed
that they were building a
pro-PLO lobby in the U.S.
Most observers agreed
that the line taken by the
PLO in speeches and at
press conferences made it
appear that they were sof-
tening the official position
embodied in the PLO's
covenant which calls for the
replacement of Israel with a
"democratic-secular" Pales-
tinian state, and indicated a
willingness to recognize Is-
rael and co-exist with it on a
reciprocal basis.
But the consensus of the
observers was that the PLO
was trying hard to create a
favorable public relations
image in the West Euro-
pean nations which have
not yet given it official
recognition but may soon do
so, for example, Italy.
The PLO delegation was
to have been headed by

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Farouk Kaddoumi, its head
of foreign information. He
was replaced, however, by
Ahmad Sedki Dajani who
had accompanied Arafat on
his visits to Vienna and
Madrid.
The Israelis present
were Knesset members
Uri Avneri of Sheli and
Tewfiq Toubi of Rakah;
Gafni Arnon, former
director-general of the
Finance Ministry; Tzvi
Lamm and Daniel Amit,
professors of education
and physics, respec-
tively, at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem;
and Amnon Kapeliuk, a
journalist.
Dr. Nahum Goldniann,
former president of the
World Jewish Congress,
who had been expected to
attend the conference, was
not present. He sent a tele-
gram stating that "Peace,
which must be total, can
only be based on mutual
recognition of Arabs and Is-
raelis including the right of
self-determination of Pales-
tinians."
Dajani's speech, though it
contained some virulent ac-
cusations against Israel,
was generally milder in
tone than the speeches of
many pro-Palestinian dele-
gates that preceded it. "We
don't want the destruction

of any state. We have ex-
pressed our readiness to live
with all Jews in peace with
Israel," he said. He stated
that "If a Palestinian state
is set up on the West Bank
and Gaza Strip, all other
outstanding questions will
be solved peacefully."
Observers noted that this
was the first time a ranking
PLO member publicly ex-
pressed willingness to ac-
cept the 1967 boundaries
and repeatedly referred to
Israel by name, implying
recognition of its existence.
The return of Palestinian
refugees was not men-
tioned.
Averni spoke in favor
of Palestinian and Israeli
states existing side-by-
side with their capitals in
East and West
Jerusalem. He called for
a six-month cessation of
violence on both sides
and observed pointedly,
"You must realize that
women and children kil-
led by a bomb in
Jerusalem are no less
than women and children
killed in a (refugee) camp
in southern Lebanon."
One of the PLO spokes-
men, however, delivered a
rabidly anti-Israel speech
with no counter-balancing
condemnation of Palesti-
nian terrorism.

Knesset to Approach Begin
on Withdrawal from Sinai

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The Knesset's foreign af-
fairs and security commit-
tee unanimously rejected
the agreement worked out
in Washington a week ago
for monitoring Israel's
withdrawal from Sinai and
decided to raise the matter
with Premier Menahem
Begin for clarification and
possible changes.
The volatile reaction fol-
lowed a briefing by Foreign
Minister Moshe Dayan who,
along • with Defense Minis-
ter Ezer Weizman, ham-
mered out the arrangement
in a series of meetings with
Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance and Egyptian De-
fense Minister Kamal Has-
san Ali.
It is subject to approval by
the three governments, but
the angry objections raised
in the Knesset govern-
ments, but the angry objec-
tions raised in the Knesset
committee and by a number
of ministers during a heated
debate in the cabinet Tues-
day have cast doubt on the
final outcome.
The committee con-
tended that the small
American civilian group
maintaining surveillance
in Sinai cannot fulfill the
functions of the multi-
national force that the
U.S. was supposed to as-
semble under the pro-
visions of the Israeli-
Egyptian peace treaty.
The committee desig-
nated its chairman,
Moshe Arens of Likud,
and another member,
Yehuda Ben-Meir of the
National Religious Party,
to bring their views be-
fore Begin.

Dayan briefed the prime
minister on the plan Sun-
day morning and Begin
presumably endorsed it, but
the cabinet meeting, held
Tuesday instead of Sunday
because of Yom Kippur,
reached no conclusions and
adjourned after an angry
exchange between Dayan
and his critics. The cabinet
is expected to complete its
discussion at its next ses-
sion.
Dayan outlined the main
points of the Washington
agreement: There will be
American aerial reconnai-
sance combined with joint
Israeli and Egyptian patrols
in the Sinai buffer zone. The
Americans will continue
manning their electronic
early warning stations in
Sinai. The United Nations
Truce Supervisory Organ-
ization (UNTSO) will con-
tinue its present limited
functions.
Dayan said these pre
liminary conclusion:1r
have yet to be finalized in
further talks between the
U.S. and the UN
Secretariat.
Dayan argued in the
cabinet and before the
Knesset committee that al-
though the agreement was
in essence a temporary ar-
rangement, it represented a
very significant advance in
the American position
which had been to rely on
UNTSO, a condition unac-
ceptable to Israel.

In matters of principle,
stand like a rock. In matters
of taste, swim with the cur-
rent.
—Thomas Jefferson

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