THE JEWISH NEWS
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A Weekly Review
VOL. LXXVII, No 7
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as an Emissary
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Editorial, Page 4
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Progress in Autonomy Talks
Bank and Gaza and to "assure Israel's security." He
said the negotiations will be conducted "daily, almost
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Carter and hourly. There is a hope indeed we may reach the goal"
Premier Menahem Begin ended their two days of
talks on autonomy for the West Bank and Gaza Strip of May
The Israeli premier expressed our deep friend-
on Wednesday with remarks which indicated that ship to the people of the United States for their role in
progress has been made toward an agreement be- world affairs." He said he "hoped" the American hos-
tween Israel and Egypt.
in Teheran would be released soon. He urged
With Begin at his side, Carter told reporters in tages
"all men for liberty to stand up for it" and said
the White House rose garden that the talks were "American-Israeli relations are important from this
"constructive and very productive between myself
and Prime Minister Begin. I wish to particularly em- point Before
entering the White House for their final
phasize the issues are being resolved."
session Wednesday morning, Begin remarked to Is-
Carter announced that President Anwar Sadat raeli reporters, "There have been no pressure and no
of Egypt has agreed to Begin's proposal that during confrontation. Your predictions have proven wrong."
the next 40 days the' autonomy talks be divided
According to reliable sources, the issue of
equally in sessions in Tel Aviv and Alexandria with
settlements on the West Bank was not
the U.S. as a full partner in a "concerted effort" to
least up to the time of their final meet-
reach the "goal" of an agreement by the. May 26
issue of Jerusalem, Carter took the
target date. We made good progress toward that
same position he has taken publicly in the past—
goal," Carter said.
Begin said, "I am absolutely truthful" in say- that Jerusalem should remain an undivided city.
ing that "we had very good talks thanks to the But he did not specify under whose sovereignty.
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt said after his
atmosphere created by President Carter in the
Cabinet Room and in our private talks. I think meetings with Carter last week that East Jerusalem
should be under Arab sovereignty. Begin insists that
we made real good progress."
Begin said the aims of the negotiations are to the undivided city is the "eternal capital" of Israel.
At a White House dinner Tuesday night
nrovide "full autonomy" for the Arabs on the West
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
Israel's 32nd Acclaimed Here
Commemoration of Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day)
will kick off the two-day Israel Independence Day celebration to be held Saturday and Sunday at the
main Jewish Community Center. The opening ceremonies, to include a memorial to fallen Israeli
soldiers, will be held 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants include Uri Amit, Betty Bienstock, Sharon
Blumenberg, Jules Doneson, Stanley Frankel, Rabbi Harold Loss of Temple Israel and Mical
Following the opening ceremonies will be a performance of the Israeli stage troupe, Sharti Lach
Artzi, directed by Dan Almagor. El Al Airlines will sponsor an Israeli disco, hosted by radio
personality Dick Shafran, after the stage show. There is a charge.
Sunday's activities will begin at 10 a.m. with films, children's activities, educational
booths and the sale of Israeli products. Authentic Israeli refreshments will be available. A
"knowledge of Israel".contest will be held at 11:30 a.m. and Israeli entertainment will follow
at 12:30. A multi-media presentation, "Israel Alive and Singing," will be the 1 p.m. feature.
Moshe Arad, deputy director of the Israel Foreign Ministry, will speak at 1:30 p.m. and a
"Meet the Press" program will be held at 2:30 p.m., conducted by radio personality David
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attended by 180 persons — many of them Jewish
Democrats favorable to Carter's re-election — Begin
praised the President in a 25-minute speech. He also
indicated that it was not important if Egypt and Is-
rael continued their negotiations over autonomy be-
yond the May 26 target date.
"The sky is not on our heads," Begin said. We
relate to lifelines, not deadlines. We shall continue
the negotiations until we reach agreement."
Sadat said last week that he was prepared to
be flexible on the May 26 target date if some of
the issues are resolved by then and a few others
remain outstanding. But he observed on inter-
views broadcast by the CBS and NBC-TV net-.
works that the situation would be very serious if
nothing is achieved by May 26.
At the dinner, Rep. Clement Zablocki (D-Wis.) ,
chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,
was asked by a reporter if Begin's "uncompromising
position" was harmful to U.S.-Israeli relations. Zab-
locki, who is close to the State Department's views on
the Arab-Israeli conflict replied, "There is no ques-
tion" that "the American public is becoming very
concerned about what they perceive as Prime Minis-
ter Begin's-intransigence." Begin maintained during
his visit to the U.S. that the Camp David accords
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NCJW's Central District
to Meet Here Next Week
Delegates from 34 communities, representing the National Council of
Jewish Women Central District, will deal with major American, Jewish and
overseas problems at their convention to be held Monday through Thursday
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn.
A communal welcome will be extended to the delegates by the Greater
Detroit Section, who will greet national and regional leaders of the NCJW
scheduled to participate in the sessions.
The opening address will be delivered by Marjorie Merlin Cohen,
executive director of the NCJW, who will speak on "NCJW and the
Mrs. Cohen has served with the U.S. Department of Defense at which she
conducted compliance reviews and negotiations with top-level management
of major corporations in affirmative action programs.
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