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Jimmy Carter continues his Mideast push
BY VICTOR BIENSTOCK
Special to The Jewish News
Miami — At 59, Jimmy
an interview with Erik R
tion of the Tigris-Euphrates
Carter is too old to embark
Peterson, editor of the quar
triangle in Iraq which
Call HAROLD COHEN
terly, Arab - American Af Carter argues
could, once again, become
young to be an elder states-
fairs, in reply to a questio n against special
the granary of the Middle
man and too enamored of
asking for his assessment o f
East and a home for Arabs
the spotlight to be content
the Reagan Administra
displaced in Palestine by
David's Plastering with the role of a Georgia
tion's Middle East perform - leaders "have got Jewish settlement and for
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ance in its first three years.
other Middle East Arabs.
time professor at Emery
"I don't think the Reagan to know that the
This writer asked Mr.
University. He does not
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Administration has been President or the
Hoover if he would be will-
want to go down in history
nearly aggressive enough in
ing to assume direction of
as a failed President who
trying to pursue the princi Secretary of State
such a project. His reply was
reached the eminence of the
pies of U.S. Resolution 242 is petsonally
B & C DECORATING
to the effect that whoever
White House by one of those
the Camp David accords,
undertook the project would
flukes of politics.
Interior - Exterior
have to have the confidence
It should come as no sur-
September 1982, or the
and support of the United
Residential & Commercial prise, therefore, that the Jimmy Carter
elements of the Fez state-
former President seeks to
25 yrs. experience.
ment that were compatible he warned, "creates on one
I was reminded of this the
398-2677 standing achievement in in favor of the Arab posi- with U.N. Resolution 242,' side a sense of hopelessness other night when a TV in-
Carter declared. "In the which perpetuates the
terviewer asked Mr. Carter
the White House — the
The conference was saved past, under Nixon, Ford and
Camp David accords — to from beigg an Arab prop- me, either the President or status quo, and on the other whether he would be willing
Gutter cleaning, wood set himself up as arbiter of
side a sense of crisis which to represent the United
aganda feast only by the the Secretary of State, al- might perpetuate action on States in an effort to
mailboxes, decks, drive- American policy in the vigorous
presentation of the most on a full-time basis, the part of one of the parties negotiate an Arab-Israeli
Middle East and seek the Israeli viewpoint by a hand- was available as a top-level
..."need it done in time?" accomplishment of Arab- ful of the participants, in- mediator to search out involved. So, I would say settlement. His answer was
Israeli peace, a goal only cluding Ambassador Gi- every possibility for pro- that it's a matter of great virtually identical with Mr.
partly attained at Camp deon Rafael • of Israel, who gress toward peace. Under concern, but I still don't look Hoover's.
upon the activity as a
It is not likely that a
Kissinger, Vance and Mus- foregone
attended in a private
SPRING SPECIALS ON!
conclusion that change of administration in
Jimmy Carter seems to capacity.
peace talks are hopeless."
have no personal doubts
November would alter Car-
Since then, as he had gress was made.
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The former President ex- ter's status and a Demo-
that he is the man who can previously,
"That has not been the pressed the conviction that cratic President might be
• storm and screen
achieve this peace if anyone maintained fairly close con-
can. His last official partici- tact with prominent per- case the last three years. We the Israel public is deeply equally unwilling to hand
pation in the Middle East sonalities in the Arab have confined our effort al- divided on the issue and the Middle East situation
• satisfaction guaran-
most exclusively to the that if Jordan were to offer over to the former
was as one of President world,
has appeared fre-
Reagan's personal repre- quently on television and Lebanese crisis and have to negotiate provided set- President. But Jimmy Car-
• estimates over phone
sentatives for the funeral of given press interviews on not committed ourselves to tlement activities were ter is a persistent man.
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President Anwar el-Sadat the Middle East situation the principles of withdrawal stopped, many members of Camp David, his victory,
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from the West Bank and the Likud Party as well as was imcomplete; he wants
of Egypt, a man whom Car- generally
highly critical of
ter has described as one of Israel's West Bank settle- Gaza, Palestinian rights Labor would press in the to carry it through to its ul-
the world's all-time great ment policies and advocat- and recognition of Israel by Knesset for halting settle- timate goal.
the Arab world, which I
ing the Palestine Arab right think are crucial for perma- ment activities as long as
Without an official to self-determination.
nent peace in the region," he were in progress.
capacity, Carter has at-
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tempted to keep in close
"But for the Jordanians Orthodox leader
contact with the leading supported the Reagan Ad-
Asked for his appraisal of and Palestinians and other
1/4 personalities of the Middle
the continued construction Arabs to say 'We will never shows concern
There will be an an-
East and with all Arab- velopments as the sale of of Israeli settlements on the negotiate until the settle- for women
Israeli developments. With the AWACS surveillance West Bank, Carter replied ment activity stops' means
nual meeting of the
former President Gerald and guidance control planes that "there has been very ' that the Israelis are going to
Lancaster, Pa. — Rabbi
Ford,' the man he beat for to Saudi Arabia, he has little indication, if any, from say "Why should we stop the Gilbert Klaperman, out-
the Presidency in 1976,
first the Begin and then the settlement activity if the going president of the Rab-
Service and Commu-
Carter sponsored a Middle policies generally although Shamir governments that Arabs refuse to negotiate?"
binical Council of America,
East seminar at the Carter he gave a guarded approval they intend to withdraw at
Asked how the United an Orthodox rabbinical
nity Workshop Board
Center of Emory Univer-
all from any portion of the States could develop more group, said Sunday that he
sity, in Atlanta, last De- Jordanian role in the set- West Bank or Gaza and the continuity in the Middle hoped his successor would
of Directors for the
cember, which was notable
aggressive settlement ac- East, Mr. Carter criticized .create a commission on reli-
purpose of electing
for being so heavily stacked fits within the framework of tivity is the major proof of the use of special emissaries gious needs of women which
the Camp David accords.
in the field "as worthy as all he had not been able to do.
officers on June 19,
He was condemnatory of
The former President these gentlemen are" since,
He told the 48th annual
1984 from 4 to 6 p.m.
raised another point about he said, the Arab leaders, if convention of the Rabbini-
West Bank settlement chal- they are going to take a cal Council there was "an
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CARICATURES for parties,
with the Jewish state as to tivity is maintained for the sonally involved and will the needs of women to find
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some form of rewarding par-
America's ability to next ten or 15 years,"
he as- not leave an initiator of a ticipation" in the Orthodox •
serve as honest broker in serted, "the chances
are peace effort exposed."
synagogue. He added that
the Middle East.
that the ratio between
That element, he said, such a commission should
President Carter blasted Arab-Palestinians and
FREDDY SHEYER One Man
the Reagan Administration Jews in the occupied ter- "has basically been missing study and issue guidelines
Orchestra. Senior parties.
in March in a talk at South- ritories will remain about for the last three years." on areas in which women
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ern Methodist University the same — about 65 per- During the Camp David "may legitimatelytake part
on the fifth anniversary of cent Moslem and Christian negotiations, he asserted, in women's prayer groups,
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Taken of your guests
the Camp David accords, Arabs, and about 35 percent "all the leaders over there as well as in the administra-
knew that I and the Secre- tions of synagogues, within
asserting there had been "a
So the demographic tary of. State were person- Halachic parameters?'
regression in prospects for Jews.
nature of the population ally involved and that if
peace" in the Middle East will not change."
and other special oc-
they made an initiative in
because of the Reagan fail-
he asserted, "There total secrecy, or even pub-
ure to provide for "an are But,
American initiative at the Arabs and Israelis, who licly, they wouldn't be left
top level" and because, in would like the world to be-
magic, music, dance,
Some time after he was Temple University officials
the Arab view, the strategic lieve that the settlement ac-
agreements with Israel tivity is so extensive that it defeated in his Presidential
have announced the univer-
meant that the United becomes a moot point, that re-election bid, Herbert' sity has joined with Gratz
States wag no longer- tan un- the taking over of the West Hoover, a distinguished College to'provide new edu-
Call Mary Ellen
TWO LOTS. Adat Shalom biased negotiator.
engineer in private life, out-
cational opportunities in
Bank and Gaza by Israel I
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He spoke the same way in has been completed. This," ined a plan for the de- Jewish studies, the liberal
velopment and revitaliza- arts and education