DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, August 31, 1984
' THE KLAU
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Israelis, Jackson could end Africa famine 27
Lana Pollack: a liberal voice at the state capitol
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AUGUST 31, 1984
Labor's Shimon Peres, left, and Likud's Moshe Arens and Yitzhak Shamir: Slowly!moving towards a national
unity government for Israel.
ortfolio fight slows.
nity - , government
Labor and Likud
appear to have
settled major policy
continue to spar
Jerusalem (JTA) — Premier
Yitzhak Shamir and Premier-
designate Shimon Peres have de-
cided to hold "several More" private
meetings in the quest for a unity gov-
The two men announced their
- intention to • extend their dialogue
into several more sessions after their
meetings this week at the King
David Hotel. They described thei r
more than two-hour meeting Monda
night as positive, but both noted tha t
while policy matters were nearin
resolution, issues of the "compositio n
and structure" of a unity governmen t
still presented, in Peres' words, " a
long line of problems to be overcome.'
Neither Shamir nor Peres would
give details, but other sources spok e
of agreed formulas on the question o
peace talks with Jordan and ap
proaching accord on the issue of how
decisions on West Bank settlement
would be taken in a unity Cabinet.
The two leaders were even
sketchier about the details of their
discussions on the "personal-political
problems surrounding the composi-
tion of a unity Cabinet."
Shamir would say nothing at all.
Peres would say only that the princi-
ple of equality which he had earlier
enunciated determined that neither
of the two main parties find itself in a
minority in the unity Cabinet.
In political circles it is assumed
that the two men have agreed to a
Cabinet of -24 ministers -- 12 from
each side, with each side entitled to
replace its own people with people
from its allied factions.
On the premiership, Likud's
formal position is still to demand ro-
tation, but privately Likud leaders
have indicated they would drop that
if their party could have both the
Foreign and Defense portfolios in-
Labor; however, is insistent on
keeping Defense (Yitzhak Rabin is
its candidate for the spot) and is offer-
ing Foreign and Finance instead.
But Likud, like Labor, is not
especially anxious to have Finance —
in view of the drastic austerity meas-
ures that will be required of the next
Finance Minister, whoever he may
Meanwhile, Labor negotiators
have clearly not given up hope of
Continued on Page 10
AIPAC chief Tom
Dine, respected by
many as a first-rate
derided by some as
a 'Brooks Brothers
Jew," knows the
best uses of power.
Story on Page 14
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