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August 29, 1980 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-08-29

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Friday, August 29,1980 '41


Israel Saddened by Holland Embassy Move

Israel reacted with "deep
sorrow and sadness" Tues-
day at Holland's decision to
move its embassy to Tel
Aviv. A foreign ministry
statement, drafted, it is un-
derstood, at the highest
level,_ recalled Holland's re-
cord of saving Jews during
World War II and expressed
'ness at the fact that the
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Ach government was now
succumbing to Arab pres-
The statement concluded
by reasserting Jerusalem's
status as Israel's immutable
and indivisible capital.
Holland decided to move
its embassy following a
United Nations Security
Council resolution last
week which censured Israel
for its Jerusalem law and
called on countries with
embassies in Jerusalem to
move them.
The Dutch announce-
ment was followed by
similar announcements
from Haiti, Panama and
Costa Rica. Chile,
Uruguay, Ecuador, Ven-
ezuela and El Salvador
will also move their em-
bassies. Holland was the
only European nation
with a Jerusalem em-
Avraham Sharir, chair-
man of the Likud, termed
Holland's move as "a dis-
graceful surrender to oil
pressure on the part of our
best friend in Europe, but
_ the world today worships
the god of oil."
Ammnon Rubinstein, of
the Shair faction in the
Knesset, told Israel Radio
that the responsibility for
- Holland's decision lay with
the Israeli government and

the opposition Labor Party
which had allowed the
Jerusalem law to be adopted
by the Knesset. "It will take
many years of patient work
to put right the political
damage Israel has suffered
as a result of the law," he
A statement issued by the
Dutch government in The
Hague Tuesday announcing
its decision to move its em-
bassy recalled it had prev-
iously regretted Israel's
"unilateral decision" to pro-
claim united Jerusalem as
Israel's capital as an obsta-
cle toward a settlement of
the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The statement also said
that the Dutch govern-
ment had resolved to
move its embassy in line
with its policy of imple-
menting UN Security
Council resolutions.
Holland had been under
intense pressure from Arab

not be divided.
In a speech to young
Jewish Diaspora leaders,
who had just completed a
course of Jewish studies
at the Hebrew Univer-
sity, Burg rejected Egyp-
tian President Anwar
Sadat's proposal for di-
vided sovereignty in
Jerusalem, although
leaving the city as one
Burg said the only exam-
ple of such a divided sover-
eignty is Berlin. "It is the
clear policy of the Israel
government that Jerusalem
is not Berlin," he said.
"Jerusalem cannot be di-
vided and there is no part of
Jerusalem that can belong
to another sovereign."

the council's 290-member
churches to exert pressure
through their governments
for Israel to withhold all ac-
tion on Jerusalem.

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often only the death rattle of
reason in the throat.

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of Biased Chain

spokesman for the New
York Hilton told the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency that
there is a misunderstanding
in Jewish organizations
that the New York Hilton is
part of Hilton International
which recently published its
Middle East edition of
"Business Travelers Guide"
which omitted the
Jerusalem Hilton and the
Tle Aviv Hilton from the
As a result, the National
Council of Young Israel an-
nounced that its committee


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countries for some time to
move its embassy. In its
statement Tuesday, Hol-
land expressed regret about
the pressure, partly in the
form of ultimatums that
Dutch-Arab commerce
would be severely affected,
exerted on the government
to move its embassy.
Earlier this month the
Iraqi government presented
an official letter to the
Dutch ambassador _ in
Baghdad demanding that
the embassy be moved from
Jerusalem "within a
month" or Iraq would sever
all diplomatic and economic
ties with Holland. Iraq only
recently resumed relations
with Holland and placed
several large orders with
Dutch companies.
In a related development,
interior Minister Yosef
Burg declared that
Jerusalem was not Berlin
and its sovereignty could

Churches Blast Jerusalem Law

World Council of Churches
policy-making committee
said that Israel's declara-
tion that Jerusalem, foreler
united, as the capital of Is-
rael jeopardizes world
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considering bids for its na-
tional banquet in March
1981 had rejected the bid
submitted by the New York
Lola Preiss, director of
public relations for the New
York Hilton, said there is no
connection between that
hotel and Hilton Interna-
tional. She said that the
parent company of the New
York Hilton is Hilton
Hotels Corp. with head-
quarters in Beverly Hills,
"Hilton International,
which at one time did be-
long to Hilton Hotels, was
sold to Trans World Air-
lines in 1967 and is a
wholly owned subsidiary
of TWA and is a com-
pletely separate com-
pany," she said.
Ms. Preiss said Hilton In-
ternational operates only
outside the United States
and that Hilton Hotel Corp.
operates in this"country as
well as abroad. Its "Direc-
tory of Hilton Hotels and
Inns Around the World
1980-81" lists both the
Jerusalem Hilton as well as
the Tel Aviv Hilton, along
with hotels in other coun-
tries in the Mideast, includ-
ing Egypt, Saudi Arabia
and the Persian Gulf states.
The Hilton International
guide listed all their hotels
in the Mideast countries ex-
cept Israel. Peter Mahler,
Hilton International_ direc-
tor of marketing for the
Mideast, said the omissions
of the Hilton hotels in
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in
its guide are "a must for
doing business in the Arab
countries. I wouldn't get
into the countries other-
Ms. Preiss said the Direc-
tory of Hilton Hotels and
Inns is distributed in all the
Mideast countries.
Hilton International
later told the National
Council of Young Israel that
it was going to change its
brochures and include the
Israeli hotels.

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