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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-07-09

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`Judging Israel,'
of the Media,
as Harmful to
Amity Aims

Commentary, Page 2

Pragmatic Peace
With Territorial
Out of the Enigma
Spelled Lebanon


A Week!), Review


of Jewish Events

Editorial, Page 4

Copyright ilb-; The Jewish News Publishing Co.

VOL. LXXXI, No. 19

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July 9, 1982

Lebanon Solution Countdown
Reduced to Matter of Hours

Sharon Claims Syria,
PLO Planned a War

Israel campaign in southern
Lebanon prevented an all-
out war by Syria and the
PLO against Israel some
time within' the next year or
so, according to Israel De-
fense Minister Ariel Sha-
Sharon said the Syrians
had been optimistic about
the outcome of the war they
planned to start, believing
that Israel had no answer to
their modern Soviet-made
T-72 tanks (at least nine of
which were destroyed in Lebanon by Israeli-made Merkava
tanks) and they believed their SAM missiles in the Bekaa
Valley provided complete cover for their tanks and aircraft.
Sharon said the PLO thought they were also protected by
the Syrian SAM missiles while they lobbed artillery shells
and Katyusha rockets at Israeli settlements.

Latin Americans Are
Rebuffing PLO Ties

NEW YORK — The Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion has made limited progress in its diplomatic offensive in
Latin America because of widespread recognition that the
PLO is part of an international terrorist network, accord-
ing to the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith.
In a report entitled "PLO Activities in Latin America,"
the ADL said the PLO had been rebuffed in efforts to gain
diplomatic status throughout Latin America because the
vast majority of these countries feel "legitimization of a
PLO presence would endanger national security."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL's associate national direc-
tor and head of its International Affairs Division, said PLO
terrorists have penetrated all of Central America, directing
(Continued on Page 3)

President Ronald Reagan's decision to commit some American soldiers to escorting Palestine Libera-
tion Organization terrorists out of Beirut and Israel's readiness to cooperate in the effort created an
optimistic hopefulness late this week that the confrontation with the PLO will be resolved within a matter
of days, possibly hours.
Israel's Cabinet held a long session Wednesday morning and ministers emerged saying they were
hopeful of a peaceable solution to the problem of the beleaguered PLO forces trapped by the Israel Defense
Forces in west Beirut. There was no substantive official statement issued and a top Israeli aide, Foreign
Ministry Director General David Kimchke, was reported to have gone to Beirut to report to U.S. envoy
Philip Habib on the Israeli Cabiriet stance.
The two obstacles that still seem to impede a settlement are: the PLO's demand that it keep a political
office in Beirut and the PLO's demand that two small Palestinian Army units stay in Lebanon, in the areas
under Syrian control, and withdraw only at a later stage, together with the Syrian (and IDF) forces.
Menahem Begin's spokesman, Uri Porat, reiterated Wednesday the Israel Cabinet's Sunday
decision rejecting both of these demands.
Nevertheless, observers in Israel continue to believe that if these are the sole remaining problems to be
resolved, solutions will somehow be found. Labor opposition leaders made it clear at a session of the
Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense
Committee on Wednesday that their
party would not support IDF military
action against west Beirut if these
two PLO demands were the only re-
maining obstacles and the main body
GENEVA (JTA) — Israel has been cooperating with UN relief
of the PLO agreed to leave the city
agencies in ongoing discussions on how to provide aid to civilians
affected by the fighting in Lebanon, United Nations Secretary General
without a fight.
Javier Perez de Cuellar said Wednesday.
One idea that has been aired dur-
He said he hoped that Israel would continue to cooperate with
ing the week was for the PLO to set
international relief agencies when it came to implementing the distri-
up its desired political office in the
bution of relief supplies.
north Lebanon town of Tripoli, thus
The UN official said that contrary to reports from heads of
remaining on Lebanese soil but not
international agencies that Israel was

in the much more sensitive Beirut.
impeding distribution efforts, these
The situation of another issue —
agencies were in fact receiving "the
the PLO's demand for a partial IDF
cooperation of all parties" in discussing
relief measures. Perez de Cuellar also
pullback from Beirut in the first
reported that he might meet with Pales-
was not known. Israel has
tine Liberation Organization official
said it will not pull back until the
Farouk Kaddoumi, who was due in
PLO withdrawal from Beirut has
Geneva on Thursday.
been accomplished. Conceivably the
Perez de Cuellar said that the UN must
entry of U.S. Marines into west Be-
"re think the whole concept" of peacekeep-
(and also of French troops)
ing forces, noting that this is not the first
with the concommitant implied
time military forces have bypassed UN
U.S. French guarantee of the PLO's
forces. But he said that Israel did not shoot
would enable Israel to soften
at UN forces. "They tried to bypass UN

UN Official Says Israel
Supporting Relief Effort





For Most Lebanese, Israel's Operation Was
Long Overdue' Lebanon s Dory Chamoun


NEW YORK — Dory Chamoun, secretary-general of the National Liberal Party of
Lebanon, told reporters on June 22 that for most Lebanese, the Israel invasion was "long
overdue." Speaking at a press conference in the Pierre Hotel in New York, Chamoun
noted that because the Lebanese did not possess the military power to rid his nation of the
Palestine Liberation Organization, "someone else had to assume the role."
He said the Lebanese knew there would come a time when Israel would have to do
what "we have been unable to accomplish."
Chamoun, son of former President of Lebanon Camille Chamoun, said
Lebanese officials had warned Palestinian- and Arab leaders "time and again as
far back as 1968 that PLO behavior in Lebanon was 'unacceptable' and would
bring about Israeli retaliation," but the warnings were ignored by the PLO.
Chamoun also said Western nations were prepared to see Lebanon "disappear under
the Palestinian and Syrian boot."
While deploring the loss of life and destruction in Lebanon, Chamoun .said that
"those who suffered seven years of war and destruction can endure a few more days" to
achieve "freedom, security and the end of a nightmare." He expressed the hope that the
Israeli military action would lead to the establishment of a unified Lebanese govern-
ment, backed by a multi-national force with active American participation and the
withdrawal of the PLO, Syrian and Israeli forces from the country.
In spite of the reluctance of some American officials to go along with U.S. involve-
ment in a multi-national force, Chamoun said that because of its key interests in the
area, "the United States cannot remain outside looking over the fence."

(Continued on Page 5)

Israel Bonds' Emergency
Drive Launched to Relieve
a War-Ravaged Economy

Economic difficulties created for Israel by the military
movements to end the PLO threats to the nation induced
inauguration of an emergency Israel Bonds campaign to
secure funds for continuing industrial developments in the
The immediate aim, announced by David Holtzman,
national Israel Bonds co-chairman for regions, is to in-
crease Bond purchases by at least 25 percent and to enroll
additional purchasers in the effort to guarantee uninter-
ruption of major economic undertakings in progress with
the Israel Bonds investments.
The Detroit emergency effort was undertaken at
three meetings held here, addressed by Holtzman,
who reported on his tour of Lebanon and his study of
conditions arising from the Israeli military opera-
tions; and by Yehuda Hellman, executive director of
the Conference of Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations.
Hellman, who addressed a gathering of local rabbis,
synagogue presidents and executive directors, explained
the urgency of the special Israel Bonds appeals.
(Continued on Page 6)

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