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May 29, 1981
Egypt 'Refuses to Be a Tool'
of Arab Opponents of Israel
An Historic Clock
Marks a Salute
to Jerusalem Day
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A pledge that Egypt will not allow any other Arab country to "impose" war by
Egypt on Israel was made Monday by Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's vice president, in an interview with Maariv.
We will not be a tool in the hands of any element which wishes to cause problems with Israel,"
Mubarak declared, in an obvious reference to the promises of aid by Arab countries to Syria in the dispute
over Syria's placement of surface-to-air missiles in Lebanon. Israel has threatened to remove the SAM
missiles by force if Philip Habib, President Reagan's special envoy, fails to resolve the controversy.
Mubarak's comments were identical with the content of a message sent over the weekend to
Premier Menahem Begin by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, delivered to Begin by Egypt's
ambassador to Israel, Saad Mortada.
Sadat urged Begin not to use military force against Syria, an action he said which might be "a glorious
achievement" for Israel in military terms "but in the long term would be worthless." Sadat declared he was
giving this advice as a friend who is concerned with achieving peace between Israel and the Arab nation."
Mubarak said in the interview that the Lebanese problem could be solved only if the 25,000 Syrian
troops now in Lebanon were withdrawn. He said those troops should be replaced by an international force
or a combination of forces from other Arab countries. He said that what is now going on in Lebanon "is acts
of settling accounts."
He expressed the belief that the Soviets were backing the Syrian troops, adding that Syrian President
Hafez Assad "cannot do a thing" without the Soviets. He declared that Assad recently visited Moscow to
meet with the Soviets on the Lebanese crisis. There has been no independent confirmation of such a visit.
Mubarak reaffirmed that Egypt would continue normalization with Israel after the final
Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai next April. He said that now that Egypt and Israel had normal
diplomatic relations, Israel's status in Egypt "is identical to that of any other country with which
we have contacts." He asked rhetorically whether Sadat had invited Israel's Agriculture Minis-
ter, Ariel Sharon, to come to Israel to start agricultural cooperation "so that it will cease in April
Habib Assures the Israelis
His Mission Will Continue
By SIMON GRIVER
World Zionist Press Service
JERUSALEM — It is doubtful if any horological con-
traption can compare with the complex series of sun dials
and clocks that adorn the Tiferet Zion Immigrant Shelter in
Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda quarter. The recently reno-
vated clocks will help mark the 14th anniversary of the
reunification of Jerusalem' on Monday.
The tower, which was restored to its baffling splendor
by the Municipality, consists of two clocks and five sun
dials. Of the two clocks, one is of the conventional Christian
kind which divides half a day into 12 equal hours. The other
is a traditional Jewish clock which divides daylight into 12
equal parts. Thus an hour varies from 40 to 70 minutes
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. , Special Envoy Philip Habib left Israel for.
Washington on Wednesday, recalled by President Reagan for "consultations"
before resuming his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Syrian
Habib, who has been shuttling between Jerusalem and Arab capitals
since May 9, stressed that he will be back in the region in a week and that his
18 days of shuttle diplomacy convinced him that none of the parties wanted
He added, "It will be obvious from what I have said that diplomatic
efforts to defuse the tensions in the area and to bring about a peaceful
solution to the problem will continue." He appealed for maximum restraint
by all parties to allow him to bring his mission to a successful conclusion.
Earlier Wednesday, Habib met with Premier Menahem Begin to
Brief him on progress to date. It was their first meeting in several days.
Although Habib had been in Israel since the weekend he maintained
silence on the status of his mission. Begin told reporters after their meeting
that the diplomatic efforts to solve the missile crisis would continue but so far
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However, the vice president
also asked the Israelis not to
rush with normalization, com-
menting, You want everything
in one day. Let things take their
course naturally." He also
urged an early solution to the
problem of autonomy on the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip
so that we can all face the
In his letter, Sadat warned
that an Israeli-Syria war would
unite the Arab world around
Syria. He said that would be an
undesirable development for Is-
rael. Sadat's message was a
reply to one from Begin last
week in which Begin assured
Sadat that Israel would do its
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Editor Awarded Bar-Ilan U . Honorary Doctorate
RAMAT-GAN, Israel — The Senate and Executive
Council of Bar-Ilan university voted unanimously last
week to confer an honorary doctorate on Philip Slomovitz,
editor of The Detroit Jewish News.
Announcement of the award was made here by Dr.
Emanuel Rackman, president of Bar-Ilan University.
Simultaneously, announcement of the award was
made in the New York office of Bar-Ilan University by
Phillip Stollman, global chairman of the Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity Board of Governors.
Dr. Rackman announced that the Senate and
Executive Council of the university voted honorary
doctorates to be awarded at the commencement exer-
cises in Ramat-Gan on July 7 to Slomovitz, Rabbi Max
Kirschblum, Professor Levinas of Paris, Irving Mus-
kovitz of Los Angeles, Jack Weiler and former U.S.
Senator Jacob Javits.
The awards to Weiler and Javits will be presented
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SEN. JACOB JAVITS