10 Friday, November 16, 1984 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Talks not encouraging: Blum
BY HEIDI PRESS
Local News Editor
Pictured at the annual fund-raising event on behalf of the
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are, from left: Dr. Joseph N.
Epel, Walter L. Field, Ambassador Yehuda Blum, Joseph H. Jackier
and Samuel Frankel.
Negations between Israel ation. It tends "to highlight most
and Lebanon which began last of the problems of the Middle East
week were seen to be a significant for the past three-four decades."
Many myths have been created
development toward Mideast
peace, but the fact that Lebanon over the years in respect to Leba-
insisted they be conducted non, Blum said, but the myths
militarily rather than diplomati- have since been shattered.
The central myth, he said, is
cally was not an encouraging
sign," according to Yehuda Blum, that the "Arab-Israel conflict lies
former Israel Ambassador to the at the root of all the ills of our
It is not the Arab-Israel con-
Speaking to nearly 350 guests
at the annual benefit for the flict that produced Middle East
Technion-Israel Institute of instability. Rather it was the in-
Technology held at Cong. Shaarey stability of the Middle East that
Zedek last week, Blum said Leba- caused the Arab-Israel conflict."
Blum said other myths were
non's insistence that the negotia-
tions be conducted by military that Israel intransigence was the
personnel rather than diplomats cause of Mideast strife and that
showed that "Lebanon doesn't the Palestinian problem "lies at
want them to be peace negotia- the root" of the instability of the
Blum dispelled this last myth
Blum said there were lessons to
be learned from the Lebanon situ- by saying that the contrast of
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