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January 08, 1982 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-01-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Boris Smolar's

`Between You
. . . and Me'

Friday, January 8, 1982 23

Vatican Plan
for Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JNI) -
The Vatican intends to re-
vive discussion of the inter-
nationalization of
Jerusalem, which Israel has
Editor-in-Chief
declared its "eternal and
Emeritus, JTA
unified" capital. This was
2 WEEKS ONLY
revealed by non-official Is-
(Copyright 1982, JTA, Inc.)
raeli sources on the eve of
Existing Doors
THE "CARROT AND STICK": The new year starts Sunday's departure for
with a new policy of the Reagan Administration with re- Rome of Fr. Giaccomo Bel-
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the first action in the "carrot and stick" policy vis-a-vis UN partition plan was ac-
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