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Reagan Endorsement of Saudi Plan Totally Rejected by Israel
(Continued from Page 1) the Administration was
refusing all comment on
the Fand plan except to
say "we are committed
and will continue to be
committed to Camp
David as the only basis
for continued negotia-.
tions" toward peace.
By the end of last week,
But the Administration's
for "Arab and Moslem
The Saudi, plan was re-
jetted by Israel and the U.S.
in August, only to be re-
surrected by conflicting
statements in October.
original statements, coming
On the other side, Prince
in the wake of Senate ap- Saud, the Saudi Foreign
proval of the sale to the Minister, has announced
Saudis of five AWACS sur- that the Saudis will seek
veillance planes and F-15 United Nations General
enhancement equipment, Assembly endorsement for
added to Israel's belief that the Fand plan and then ask
there was a tilt in Washing- the Security Council to
ton against Israel and sponsor an international
toward the Arabs.
conference in which the
• • •
Soviet Union would be in-
With an Arab summit
scheduled for Morocco this
month, the Saudi move adds
of are sticking-points so troublemaker in the world, to Reagan Administration
Reagan Sees Hope in Fand Plan
The Israelis are still trying marks. "We couldn't agree
to assess why the Reagan with all the points, nor
Administration decided to could the Israelis," Reagan
make a public statement on. said. "But it was the first
the Fand plan only a few time they had recognized Is-
days after the AWACS sale rael as a nation. It's a be-
was approved. Many believe ginning point of negotia-
that the Administration, tions."
which had argued that the
What President Reagan
Saudis would be helpful in and others were referring to
the peace process as a result was point seven of the Fand
of the arms sale, wanted to plan which said "confirming
show that the Fand plan the right of countries of the
was proof of its argument. region to live in peace." As
Others point to the sur- former Foreign Minister
prise announcement during Abba Eban pointed out last
Mitterrand's recent visit to week, the Fand proposal
the U.S. that the West does not recognize the state
Europeans are considering of Israel nor do the Saudis
joining the Sinai force. call for negotiations. Rather
Some believe that an ex- they rule out talks with Is-
pression of approval for the rael.
Fand plan may have been
the price the Europeans
Both the Europeans, who
voiced support of the plan
much earlier, and the Re-
agan Administration, in
finding positive elements,
pointed to implied recogni-
tion of Israel. What really
set the Israelis off was
President Reagan's re-
WASHINGTON (JTA) —
President Reagan said far with the Arab world
again Tuesday that there is refusing to make that ac- the Soviet Union, from concern that the Arabs will
making mischief in the box themselves into a posi-
a "hopeful sign" in the knowledgement. This is Mideast."
Subsequent develop- tir where they will be un-
eight-point peace plan of why I have referred to it
a le to retreat from support
Saudi Arabia's Crown Pr- as a hopeful sign. That
ments of the Saudis trying of the Find plan, a situation
ince Fand because of an here was an offer of a to
include the Soviets in the similar to what happened
"implicit" recognition of Is- plan, whether you agree Middle East negotiations few ears ago when
rael and willingness to with it or not, that indi- were not addressed by Re-
an oin ted the Palestine Lib-
negotiate with the Jewish cated the willingness to agan.
eration Organization as the
negotiate, which it does
He did say, however, only spokesman for the
But, the President, re- imply."
"Saudi Arabia is a leader Palestinian people.
sponding to questions at a Late last month, in an ex- of the moderate Arab The
nationally televised White clusive interview granted to states. I believe the tration, which had
House press conference, Trude Feldman which was
stressed that "the most published in the Washing- Saudis are the key to argued that the $8.5 bil-
spreading • peace lion arms sale to Saudi
realistic approach" to Mid- ton Post on Nov. 1, Reagan throughout
the Mideast Arabia was needed to
die East peace, "the one we answered critics of his Mid- instead of just having it bring the moderate Arab
are taking," is the Camp die East policies by saying confined to Israel and states into theeace
David process and United that the U.S. was trying Egypt."
Nations Security Council "quiet diplomacy."
During the interview, major confrontation with
Resolution 242. Reagan added, "Moderate Reagan dismissed the
these states at the UN.
But when asked if he Arab states like Egypt want AWACS radar planes as a
could incorporate any part - peace, and Israel wants threat to Israel. Ignoring
. WHY UN AROUNr
of the Fand plan in the peace. Together, they can be the AWACS capability of
Camp David process, Re- a force to keep the biggest directing F-15 jet fighters,
agan said there was "one" Reagan made the following
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point. "I know that there is Petitions Abound
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"Of course, it's kind of
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strange to call the AWACS
tween the parties con-
NEW YORK (JTA) — In a weapon. It does not even
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