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November 12, 1982 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-11-12

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Friday, November 12, 1982 15

Settlement Policy Expected to Continue Despite U.S. Criticism

Premier Menahem Begin
made it clear Sunday that
his government will con-
tinue to plant new settle-
ments on the West Bank
and Gaza Strip regardless of
objections from Washington
and warnings by the opposi-
tion at home that such pol-
icy could jeopardize pros-
pects for peace in the Middle
Begin addressed the issue
at the Cabinet meeting in
response to the sharp reac-
tion by the State Depart-
ment last week to Deputy
Premier David Levy's an-
nouncement that five new
settlements are to be built
on the West Bank. Begin
said there was nothing new
in the announcement since
his government is commit-
ted to establishing new set-
tlements and he failed to
understand why the U.S.
saw fit to react as it did.
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir agreed with Begin
but several other ministers
argued that settlement
work should continue
quietly without public
statements about future
Levy, who is also Minis-
ter of Housing, explained
that his statements were
in line with earlier
Cabinet decisions con-
cerning settlements and
that he saw nothing
wrong in making them.
Meanwhile, details were
released of plans by the
World Zionist Organiza-
tion's settlement depart-
ment to settle some 10,000
more Jews in the Gaza Strip
over the next five years.
Slightly over 1,000 Jews
presently live in the Gaza
Strip which has an Arab
population of 500,000. The
WZO hopes to offset the
Arab majority by establish-
ing new settlements.
Matityahu Drobless,
chairman of the settlement
department, is presently in
the U.S. trying to recruit
American Jews to form the
nucleus of the new Gaza
Strip settlements. The WZO
will present its plans to the
Cabinet for approval as soon
as Drobless returns.
The Labor Party issued a
warning that continued set-
tlement activity in areas
densely populated by Arabs

Military Parade
Idea Nixed

The government has drop-
ped the idea of a military
parade to mark the 35th
anniversary of Israel's in-
dependence next April 18.
The ministerial ceremo-
nials committee decided
against one last week and
the full Cabinet is certain to
The matter generated
controversy recently when
Haaretz published a report
that Premier Menahem
Begin wanted a parade as a
tribute to the armed forces
and to boost public morale.
Critics in the opposition
Labor Party warned that a
display of armed might
would make Israel vulnera-
ble to charges of militarism.

may jeopardize prospects for
peace and worsen Israel's
position abroad. The U.S.
State Department charged
last week that Levy's an-
nouncement of new settle-
ment plans "raises ques-

tions about Israel's willing-
ness to abide" by UN Secu-
rity Council Resolutions
242 and 338, the basis of the
Camp David accords.
Israeli Ambassador.
Moshe Arens protested

the State Department
Criticism during an
hour-long meeting with
Secretary of State George
Arens said only the Is-
raeli Cabinet can decide on

new settlements, and no de-
cision has been made yet.
Meanwhile, former Sec-
retary of State Henry Kis-
singer said in New York last
Friday that he supports a
moratorium on new Israeli

settlement on the West
Bank. He also expressed op-
timism, at a meeting of the
Association for Better New
York, that conditions for
Mideast peace negotiations
"have never been better."

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