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Friday, Nrseaber 13, 19E1

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Autonomy Talks Seek 'Breakthrough' on Key Issues

CAIRO (JTA) — Israel's
three senior Cabinet minis-
ters spent two days in talks
with top-level Egyptian of-
ficials Wednesday and
Thursday, aimed at achiev-
ing a "breakthrough" on the
"key issues" that are block-
ing agreement on autonomy
for the West Bank and Gaza
Strip.

Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, Defense Minister
Arid Sharon and Interior
Minister. Yosef Burg met
with Egyptians of equal
rank. All were empowered
by their governments to
make on-the-spot decisions
in order to move the au-
tonomy negotiations for-
ward. Israel has made it

Anti-Semitic Incidents Drop
in Romania, Rosen Reports

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of
Romania reported here that
anti-Semitic incidents
which had occurred in his
country last year are a thing
of the past.
Rosen spoke at a private
briefing at the World
Jewish Congress - Ameri-
can Section last week, de-
tails of which were released
by the WJC Tuesday.
He referred to the anti-
Semitic phenomena of a
year ago which included cir-
culation of an anti-Semitic
tract in Bucharest that,
among other things, ac-
cused Rabbi Rosen of being
an agent of a universal
Jewish conspiracy.

Those developments
were "a terrible shock for
us," he stated. In re-
sponse to these manifes-
tations, Rabbi Arthur
Schneier, chairman of
the WJC - American Sec-
tion, undertook a mission
to Romania where he met
with President Nicolae
-Ceausescu. •

There followed a forceful
statement by the Romanian
president which deplored
the new anti-Semitic man-
ifestations in various parts
of the world and stressed the
need to combat neo-fascist,
terrorist and racist activi-
ties.
Speaking about present
circumstances in Romania,
Rosen noted that of the
350,000 Romanian Jews at
the end of World War II,
more than 90 percent had
emigrated to Israel.
The Romanian Jewish
community; Rosen pointed
out, publishes the only
journal in all of Europe
which appears in Hebrew.

clear that it would like to
reach agreement, at least on
a declaration of principles,
before its final withdrawal
from Sinai next April,
Before coming to Cairo,
Burg, who has been Israel's
chief negotiator in the au-
tonomy, talks, told the
Knesset's Foreign Affairs
and Security Committee
that in "a month or two" it
would become clear
whether Egypt is indeed as
serious.as Israel in sapiring
to an agreed "declaration of
principles" before April.

Sharon also said ear-
lier this week that he be-
lieves this is possible. But
he complained that the
U.S. "drift" toward the
Saudi Arabian eight-
point peace plan, which
Israel utterly rejects, has
become the "main obsta-
cle to an agreement on
autonomy.

RABBI MOSES ROSEN

The publication — now
celebrating its 25th an-
niversary— not only goes to
every Jewish household in
Romania, but is received by
800 subscribers in the
Soviet Union — legally.
Copies are circulated
among hundreds of Soviet
Jewish communities.

For several years the
Romanian publishers
hive been receiving al-
most daily letters of
thanks from readers in
the Soviet Union, for
whom the journal is not
only a legal but the only
source of Jewish knowl-
edge.

Rosen reaffirmed his view
that emigration from the
Soviet Union must be for
purposes . of aliya. Noting
that aliya from Romania
has been continuous, he
warned that "after' Au-
schwitz we cannot allow
that millions ofJews will be
lost to the Jewish people."
Commenting on the current
state of east-west relations,
he expressed concern over
rising tensions and their
possible impact on the mil-
lions of Jews in Russia.

Knesset Eulogizes Dayan

Sharon acknowledged
reassuring statements by
U.S. Secretary of State Ale-
xander Haig that Washing-
ton remains committed to
the Camp David process. He
said he "hoped" that was so
but was concerned by "con-
fusing" signals from the
U.S.
The Israelis are clearly
disturbed by the Reagan
Administration's failure so
far to name a special U.S.
ambassador to the au-
tonomy talks, a role fulfilled
for the Carter Administra-
tion first by Robert Strauss
and later by Sol Linowitz.
The U.S. is represented at
the talks by its ambassadors
to Egypt and Israel, respec-
tively Samuel Lewis and
Alfred Atherton•. While
both have 1png experience
in Middle Eastern affairs
they are of diplomatically
lower rank than the Israeli
and Egyptian negotiators.
The agenda of the current
meetings included the
"scope, jurisdiction and
structure" of the self-
governing authority-
administrative council for
the West Bank and Gaza.
Premier Menahem Begin
has said that if a break-
through can be made on
those matters, the other
disputed issues such as se-
curity, land and water
rights could be more easily
resolved.

Before leaving Israel,
Burg clashed with former
viction that he could con- Premier Yitzhak Rabin, a
tribute significantly and leader of the opposition
perhaps uniquely in the at="-- I.abor Party, who had
tainment of peace.
proposed that Israel
Ben - Porat called for the allow East Jerusale,m
full publication of the Ag- Arabs to vote for mern-
ranat Commission report on hers of the self-governing
the Yom Kippul- War (sec- authority on the West
tions of which have re- Bank. Rabin argued that
mained secret). He said the since it is Israel's de-
publication would give the tiered position that au-
general public the opportu- tonomy applies to the
nity to do full justice to people of the territory,
Dayan's role. (The commis- not the territory itself,
sion did not directly blame such a concession would
Dayan for the pre-war fail-
not weaken Israel's hold
ores, but this verdict was over East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The Knesset opened its ses-
sions this week with a brief
memorial meeting for the
late Moshe Dayan. The
eulogizers were two of Day-
an's longtime- colleagues
and friends, Mordechai
Ben-Porat (of ,Dayan's
Telem Party) and Labor
Chairinan Shimon Peres.
Peres said Dayan had one
of the most original minds
in Israel and his contribu-
tion to the development of
the state had been "one of
the most fruitful" of any of
Israel's leaders. not universally accepted in
Extending to Dayan Israel at the time).
something of a posthumous
There is much difference
pardon for bolting from
Labor after the 1977 elec- between the counsel that a
tion, Peres said he was sure friend giveth, and that a
Dayan went over to Begin's man -giveth himself, as
government (as Foreign there is'between the counsel
Afinlittell& out of a: deep-oon: `cif e. fticincr and aillaitterer.

--

Burg disputed this, warn-
ing that allowing the East
Jerusalem Arabs to vote in
West Bank elections would
set a dangerous precedent
for Palestinians living
elsewhere, in Lebanon for
example, to demand 'the

right to participate in the
elections.
Rabin countered by warn-
ing that there would be no
progress on autonomy un-
less Israel showed some
flexibility. He said the West
Bank and Gaza Arabs
should be given control over
all areas of their lives ex-
cept-security.
Meanwhile, an unnamed
U.S. State Department offi-
cial said this week there
was a lot of misinformation
about the Camp David
agreements. He said what
the Camp David agree-
ments call for is an au-
tonomy agreement that
would be 'a five-year transi-
tion period until the final
status of the West Bank and
the Gaza Strip is decided
upon. Within three years
after the autonomy agree-
ment has become effective,
negotiations must begin on
the final status of the West
Bank and Gaza. Both Israel
and the Arab inhabitants of
the area must agree on the
final status, he said.

The official said that
since September the
working groups have
been meeting almost con-
stantly and have made
much more progress than
ever before. He said this
was due to the fact that
the representatives of the
three countries now
knew each other better
and no longer had to stick
to rigid positions set by
their superiors. There
has been "a great deal of

MOVIE
GUIDE

heat, but also a great deal
more light," he said.

Dr. Harry M. Orlinsky of
The official stressed that
the department of Bible at
the Camp David accords do
Hebrew Union College -
not link Israel's final with- Jewish Institute of Reli-
drawal from the Sinai,
gion, will deliver the main
scheduled for next April,
address at the International
with reaching an agree-
Conference of the Religious
ment on autonomy. - How-
Education Association Nov.
ever, he conceded there was
23 at the Kellogg Center for
a "psychological" linkage.
Continuing Education at
But he stressed there
Michigan State University.
could-be no deadline for the
' The day before, Dr. Or-
talks. "It takes a long time
linsky will preside at the
and a lot of hard work to get
annual public meeting of
people to overcome all these
the American Academy for
decades of hostilities," he
Jewish
Research. Detroiter
said. He noted the years it
Rabbi Joseph Gutmann,
took to reach the SALT H
who is on the Wayne State
agreement and to end the
University art history staff,
Vietnam hostilities.
will deliver a talk at the
"The world needs a com-
meeting.. His topic will be
prehensive peace in that
"The Illustrated Midrash in
area (Mideast) and you
the Dura Synagogue: A
don't put deadlines on needs New Dimension for the
like that," the official said.
Study of Judaism."

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