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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Israel Plans to Fight U.S. Weapons Sales to Jordan
On the day the plow is
again in the strengthened
hands of the Jewish farmer,
the Jewish question will be
When asked whether Is-
Americans across the following perceptions about
(Continued from Page 1) series.
attacks on PLO Mili-
Cranston said the Ad- country.
such weapons "should be
tary installations in Leba-
The results of the poll cans:
limited" to Jordan's self- ministration has a policy of
Since the death of Anwar non have been justified or
defense needs against hos- "trying to buy friends with sliow that 66 percent of the
Ainericans' percep- not, 43 percent believed
-weapons" which he said "is American public oppose the
tile Arab neighbors.
these attacks were justified
"Instead of selling more likely 'to prove far more sale of American arms to tion that Egypt is the coun- and 36 percent believed
OFFICIAL (--.) AGENCY
weapons of war to Israel's dangerous than past U.S.
they were not.
most powerful .military policies of trying to while 13 percent are unde- peace to the Middle East has
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enemy, the Administration buy Third World friends cided. At the same time, 53 diminished. In August,
should be selling Jordan on with money and just as
be based on` Jordan's was doing the most, now 34
joining Egypt and Israel in bankrupt."
Meanwhile, Cranston willingness to move toward percent listed Egypt. The Sale to Israel
building a lasting peace,"
WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Cranston -said at Cong. sought , on Tuesday to peace with Israel while 33 view that Israel is the coun-
Shaarey Zedek's Adolph H. have the Senate Foreign percent said this should not try doing the most to bring Defense Department offi-
Lichter memorial lecture Relations Committee, of be a factor in arms sales to peace to the Middle East cials confirmed Wednesday
rose from 16 percent to 21 that the Reagan Adminis-
which he is a member, Jordan.
tration will sell Israel 75
Israel which would be sults of the poll, David
If America had to choose advanced F-16 fighter-
equal to the interest and Garth said: "What is most between having Israel or bombers to cost $2.5 billion,
principal Israel pays to interesting is that during a Saudi Arabia"as an ally, 62 the largest arms sale to Is-
the U.S. each year on period of heavy negative percent said Israel (up from rael in four years. In 1978,
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debts. This would total press reports. from Israel, -58 percent in August 1981), the U.S, sold Israel 75
$910 million in the 1983 and increased strain be- and 23 percent cited Saudi F-16s, all of which have
OUR OMEGA COLLECTION FROM $175
fiscal year, $125 million tween Washington and Arabia (down from 27 per- been delivered.
more than the Adminis- Jerusalem, there appears to cent in August 1981).
According to the officials,
be no erosion of support for
tration has requested.
In a series of questions Congress was notified pri-
Cranston told the com- Israel. On the contrary, about public attitudes vately of the , Administra-
mittee that "Israel can't since August 1981, the toward Saudi Arabia tion's decision on Monday.
keep pace" with the arms American public has in- since the AWACS vote, it It has 30 days following
purchases made by the Arab creased its support for Israel is clear that the public public notification, ex-
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countries. The committee
does not believe that
postponed action after Sen. as America's best friend in Saudi Arabia has made veto the sale. -
Charles Percy (R-Ill.), its the Mideast."
Garth pointed out that in any concessions to the
chairman, and Sen. Charles
U.S. as a result of that
Mathias (R-Md.) and Nancy response to the question, vote.
Kassebaum (R-Kan.) voiced "Should the U.S. give
Sixty percent believe that
strong objections. Percy, stronger support to Israel or
calling the proposal a to the Arabs?" 50 percent of Saudi Arabia's attitude to-
"watershed," declared, "It ' the public said Israel, nine ward U.S. efforts to bring
makes the American tax- percent said the Arabs 'and peace to the Middle East has
payers responsible for all Is- 22 percent said neither. By not changed; 22 percent be-
raeli debts and all future contrast, a similar poll con- lieve that in response to the
ducted in August 1981 - AWACS sale, Saudi Arabia
The committee earlier showed that 47 percent of has raised oil prices, 27 per-
approved an amendment by the public favored increased cent believe they have low-
Sen. Rudy Boschwitz -(R- American support to Israel ered oil prices, and 33 per-
Minn.) to increase the grant . against 11 percent who sup- cent believe prices have re-
in aid to Israel this year to ported increased support for mained unchanged. In sum,
the message is that Ameri-
$850 million rather than the Arabs.
Other highlights of the cans don't think the U.S. got
the $500 million the Ad-
ministration proposed. Is- lion show that more anything in return for the
rael is to receive in 1983 Americans believe that AWACS sale. -
$1.7 billion in military aid Israeli settlements on the
Other findings of the sur-
and $785 million in eco- Wesi Bank contribute to vey include:
instability, in the _ Sixty-eight percent be-
nomic aid. Boschwitz's pro-
Automattc, Sunroof, Air Cond., Stereo/Cassette,
Mideast (47 percent, lieve the U.S. should con-
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posal was approved by voice Mideast
vote with only Kassebaum compared with 44 per- tinue to seek peace through
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The American public is
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overwhelmingly opposed to believes that President public believe Camp David
the sale by the U.S. of
sophisticated weapons to Israel has changed since
A majority of Ameri=
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peace with Israel, according will never negotiate with
Forty-one percent of the
to a national survey con-
would be more likely
ducted for the Anti- believe she will.
to vote for a candidate for
The survey also found the the U.S. Senate if he were a
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The poll was conducted •
and 17 percent said it would
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