24 Friday, January 14, 1983
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Jewish Leaders Give Shultz M.E. Views
WASHINGTON (JTA) —
A group-of American Jewish
leaders urged Secretary of
State George Shultz to put
the U.S. behind Israel's ef-
forts to normalize relations
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with Lebanon instead of op- Jewish Republicans in a
two-hour meeting at the
Julius Berman, chairman State Department with
of the Conference of Shultz; Deputy Secretary
Presidents of Major Ameri- Kenneth Dam; Nicholas
can Jewish Organizations, Veliotes, assistant secre-
also said that Shultz was tary of state for Near East-
told Tuesday that while it ern and South Asian affairs;
was the Arab countries that and Richard Fairbanks, the
were "procrastinating" on special envoy for the au-
President Reagan's Middle tonomy talks. The meeting
East peace initiative, Israel was requested by Shultz.
was being blamed for the '
We would hope it (the
lack of progress.
meeting) was helpful to
Berman spoke to report- the secretary in formulat-
ers after he led a group of 14 ing the future policy of
members of the Presidents the State Department
Conference and leading and the recom-
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creased by five percent.
President," Berman said.
In contrast with other
JERUSALEM (JNI) —
But he noted that before a
judgement could be made The Israeli economy did western countries, Israel
maintains practically full
on whether the com- poorly in 1982.
For the first time since employment. Unem-
ments of the Jewish lead-
ers had any affect they the creation of the state, the ployment dropped from
would have to see what gross national product did 5.1 percent of the labor
proposals are offered by not increase. Even in the force in 1981 to 4.9 per-
the special Mideast worst years of the oil crisis, cent last year.
envoy Philip Habib when after the Yom Kippur War,
Despite lack of growth
the Israeli economy man- and increase in the trade de-
he returns to Beirut.
Berman stressed that he aged to grow. In its best ficit, private consumption
could not reveal what years, the Israeli GNP increased in real terms by
Shultz and the other Ad- climbed up to 10 percent five percent per capita. The
ministration officials said annually, one of the highest number of private cars sold
but could report on what the rates in the world.
increased by 37 percent.
Figures released last
Jewish leaders told the offi-
High employment and
cials. He said there is a week by the Central Bureau
"perception" in the commu- of Statistics illustrate that the increase in private con-
nity that the U.S. is "not the war in Lebanon was sumption show that al-
in the efforts to only part of the cause. Infla- though 1982 was one of the
of re- tion this year will probably worst years for the national •
equal the 1980 record of 133 • economy, it was paradoxi-
tions on the withdrawal of percent, and may surpass it. cally a good year for the in-
foreign forces from Leba- The trade deficit increased dividual Israeli. Polls show
by $500 million to $4.9 bil- Israelis are pessimistic for
• . non.
"Normalization is a step lion due to increased im- the national economy, but
backwards from the peace ports and, after years of con- optimistic on their personal
treaty that Israel initially tinuous growth, exports de- situations for 1983.
wanted," Berman said. "But
it is the type ofnormaliza-
that leads to an ulti-
He said, "Lebanon is
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A clamped a curfew on the
amenable for such relations bomb explosion injured one casbah (old section) of Nab-
(with Israel) and we believe man in the Old City of lus and ordered a local
it is very important that the Jerusalem Monday night.
school closed for one month
United States support that Two Israelis were injured in after violent - demonstra-
approach and suggest to the stone-throwing incidents on tions by local youths in
Lebanese government that the West Bank Tuesday and which an Israeli border
they will back them in such several students at A-Najah policeman was injured.
University in Nablus were
On the Reagan peace arrested, resulting in a
initiative, Berman said it boycott of classes for the
is "clear to us that the day.
Students in A-Najah were
Arab leaders are not pre-
pared to come to the
(negotiating) table." He celebrations at the univer-
said the Arab League's sity commemorating the
Fez communique offers founding of El Fatah.
The incidents on the West
peace based on a pro-
Palestinian state, in the Bank followed a night of
pre-1967 borders with slogan daubings in the
East Jerusalem as its territory and 'in East
capital. He said this "is Jerusalem. The slogans, at-
the heart of the Reagan tributed to Arab extremists,
proposals thrown into denounced the recent meet-
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