Major Saad Haddad Assesses the Lebanon Situation
(Editor's note: The following interview was given by Major Saad Haddad,
leader of the Christian forces in south Lebanon, with Brazilian journalist Ben
Abraham, who writes a column for the newspaper Folha da Tarde.)
Q: What have been the consequences for Lebanon arising from the presence of the
A: They have scared the population. In our country they have become real. terrorists.
That's why I think it would be the biggest crime in history to give them their own state.
That state would become a base for terrorism. As it is, the world has enough of a base for
terrorism in Qaddafi's Libya, but if you want to have more . . .
Q: Talks have been held recently in an attempt to reach a solution to the chaos in
Lebanon. Under what conditions are you willing to negotiate?
A: Only when the PLO leaves Lebanon! There can be no negotiations over
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this point! You can't negotiez with somebody who burned and ruined your
country and who has acted as i criminal to our people. The main point is that
Lebanese sovereignty must be established in all of Lebanon's territory. We don't
want even a centimeter of Lebanon to be given to anybody, including Syria.
Q: If I understand you correctly, you will negotiate only when there are no more PLO
troops in the country — and no more Syrians?
A: That's right. When all foreign troops leave, we Lebanese will discuss among
ourselves what is good for Lebanon. The world should help us force the PLO from
Lebanon. Remember what King Hussein did in 1970 — he killed about 20,000 of them
and got them out of Jordan. Now, no other Arab country will let them behave the way
they do in Lebanon.
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Jewish Leaders Will Discuss
Middle East With Sadat Today
UNESCO Motion Links
Jerusalem and Jordan
NEW YORK — The American Jewish Committee has issued a
warning against an attempt in the UNESCO World Heritage Commit-
tee to deny Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem.
If successful, the AJCommittee asserted, the Arab-initiated
scheme "would cast disrepute on the World Heritage Committee as it
lends itself to patent political purposes."
According to the AJCommittee, members of the World Heritage
Committee have promoted an extraordinary session in September in
order to have Jordan nominate the Old City of Jerusalem as part of "the
cultural heritage of mankind meriting protection and conservation."
"Because the UNESCO Convention emphasizes that the
primary role in identifying and conserving any part of man-
kind's cultural heritage belongs to the state on whose territory
this is located," the AJCommittee stated, "approval of Jordan as
a nominee for Jerusalem's Old City is, in effect, to deny that this
is Israeli territory."
The entire move, according to the AJC, is contrary to the purposes
for which the convention came into being. Jordan, it stated, is in no
position to undertake any preservation or conservation of the Old City
of Jerusalem since this is now under effective Israeli jurisdiction and
Urging community leaders to help defeat the proposal, the AJC
describes it as "an expensive international farce under UNESCO au-
spices which can only cast disrepute on the World Heritage Committee
as it lends itself to patent political purposes rather than concentrating
on its proper task."
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NEW YORK (JTA) — A group of Jewish leaders
will meet with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt today in
Manhattan at the home of Egypt's ambassador to the
United Nations, Dr. Amhed Abdel Moguid. According to
Howard Squadron, chairman of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,
who will take part in the meeting, about "eight or ten"
Jewish leaders will attend. The meeting was requested
by the Egyptians, he said.
Among the Jewish leaders scheduled to be at the
meeting are, according to Squadron: Max Fisher, chairman of the Board of Governors of the
Jewish Agency; Edgar Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress; Frieda Lewis,
president of Hadassah; Alexander Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations; and Ivan Novick, president of the Zionist Organization of America.
Squadron said that during the meeting, "which will probably not be very long," the
Jewish leaders will make the point that it is important to conclude the autonomy
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Begin Presents Coalition, USSR Plan
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Menahem Begin called for "normalization of relations" with
the Soviet Union and a defense treaty-with the U.S., but added that in both cases the initiative must come
from the superpowers. Begin made the remarks during his Knesset address Wednesday, presenting his
new Cabinet to the house.
He devoted much of his speech to party polemics — thus, setting the tone for a bitter debate. Labor
opposition leader Shimon Peres, who followed the premier to the rostrum, accused Begin of engaging in
"incitement" and said this was the first time a premier had used his Cabinet presentation address for such a
In the policy portion of his remarks the premier made the following points:
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Hadassah Vocation Guidance Institute Agencies Back Decision
on 'Who Is a Jew' Issue
Given 5250,000 Lindenbaum Center
Establishment of the Reva and Harry Lindenbaum Center of the Hadassah Vocational Guidance
Institute in Jerusalem was announced this week by Annette Meskin, president of Metropolitan Detroit
Chapter of Hadassah.
The $250,000 gift honoring his wife Reva, who died May 14, 1975, and their parents, Lemel and Zivia
.idenbaum and Jonathan and Rucia Duscoff, was made this week by Harry Lindenbaum.
In 1967, Harry and Reva Lindenbaum contributed $150,000 for the build-
ing of the three-story Hadassah Nurses' Home at Ein Kerem.
The nursing residence has been used as an inducement for nursing
students in an effort to relieve the critical shortage of nurses in Israel.
The Hadassah Vocational Guidance Institute in which the Lindenbaum
Center will be located is the only non-public center recognized by the Israel
government. It offers individual counselling, group guidance and selection
The 16,000 clients handled annually are augmented by thousands reached
by mail, telephone and mobile crews.
The institute is accredited by the Hebrew University for those serving
internships required for an MA in vocational counselling. In addition to basic
psychological tests — over 100 of them — devised specifically to deal with the
special population of Israel, the institute has begun to build a library of data
profiling over 400 occupations and a compendium of study and training
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Three major Jewish agencies — the Ameri-
can Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress and the Anti-
Defamation League of Bnai Brith — issued a joint statement last
Thursday expressing satisfaction at the retention in its present form of
Israel's Law of Return and urging Israel's leaders to continue to reject
all demands for its revision.
The three community relations agencies, in their statement, said:
tt . .. We are naturally concerned over any issue causing
fundamental division or dissension within the Jewish commu-
nity and especially anything that would weaken the bond of
solidarity between Israel and the Jewish communities in the
"We believe that recent efforts to reopen the issue of 'Who is a Jew'
would have introduced such a division and dissension at a time when
maximum unity is imperative among the Jewish people.
"We therefore welcome the news that the Council of Torah Sages
has decided not to make its demand for a change in the Law of Return
an ultimatum for Agudat Israel's support of a new government; we
hope that the National Religious Party will make a similar decision
. . ." The three agencies asked the citizens of Israel to recognize reli-
gious diversity and reject changing the Law of Return.