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March 01, 1985 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-03-01

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Friday, March 1, 1985

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U.S. Downplays Vienna
Talks On Middle East


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Washington (JTA) — President
Reagan reiterated last week his
Administration's opposition to an
international peace conference,
with the Soviet Union, to solve the
Middle East conflict.
"We don't favor that," the
President declared at a press con-
ference Thursday night. "We
don't believe that there should- be
that many hands in the pot, just as
we're not envisioning any partici-
pation in negotiations. We have
said we'll stand by and we'll help
in any way we can, but these
negotiations must be between the
Arabs and the Palestinians and
the Israelis," Reagan said.
Asked about last week's talks in
Vienna between American and
Soviet officials on the Mideast,
the President replied: "These
talks had nothing to do with
negotiations or anything of that
kind. We simply felt that it was
time to exchange views with each
other and make sure that there
couldn't be any miscalculations
that could lead to some kind of
confrontation or problem. We
brought them up to date on our

IDF Adopts
Harder Line
In Lebanon

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Tel Aviv (JTA) — Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin told a
Knesset committee Tuesday that
Israeli forces in south Lebanon
have taken on a more aggressive
policy and were not now merely
waiting to react to attacks on its
troops, but would meet any as-
sault with a speedy response.
Speaking before the Foreign Af-
fairs and Security Committee,
Rabin said that in the past week
since the Israel Defense Force
(IDF) introduced its "iron fist"
policy, 15 terrorists had been kil-
led, 22 wounded and 19 expelled
north from the areas still con-
trolled by Israel.
Rabin noted that since the
hardline policy had been intro-
duced, no IDF casualties have
been reported. In the first 48
hours after Israel completed the
first stage of its three stage with-
drawal from south Lebanon on
Feb. 16, two senior officers and
one non-commissioned officer
were killed.

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U.S. Apology
For The AJC

Washington — The Education
Department has apologized to the
American Jewish Committee for
its distribution of a speech la-
menting that godlessness had
taken over a once "Christian"
United States.
The speech, extolling Christian
schools and deploring legal action
against them, was written five
years ago by then Education De-
partment Director of Regional
Liaison Rev. Robert J Billings.
Tom Tancredo, the department's
regional representative in De-
nver, mailed the 12-page speech
to Christian educators in his six-
state region last December.

views and what we thought and
they were talking on their own
and that's all."
The State Department also de-
scribed the Vienna talks as "use-
ful in clarifying each side's
policies and positions."
But State Department deputy
spokesman Edward Djerejian
reiterated that the 10 hours of
meetings between Richard Mur-
phy, assistant secretary of state
for near Eastern and South Asian
affairs, and Vladimir Polyakov,
head of the Soviet Foreign Minis-
try's Near Eastern division, were
not attempts "to reach any
agreements or understandings."
He added that "no follow-on was


Israel Must
Stress Military
Quality Edge

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Israel should
concentrate on "qualitative im-
provements" in its military per-
sonnel and on superior
technologies rather than attempt
to maintain numerical equality
with the increased amounts of
military hardware currently
being purchased by Arab states,
according to a report issued last
week by the Jaffee Center of
Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv
The annual report, "The Middle
East Strategic Balance," is pub-
lished in both English and He-
brew editions and has become an
essential source book for Middle
East experts. The just-released
study analyzes major strategic
developments in the region in
1983 and early 1984, including Is-
rael's involvement in Lebanon,
the revolt within the Palestine
Liberation Organization and the
Iran-Iraq war.
The study also includes an
exhaustive inventory of the var-
ious armed forces of Middle East
countries, their manpower and
equipment and qualitative
assessments of the military
capabilities of the leading
regional powers. It was edited by
Dr. Mark Heller.

Strauss Visit
Draws Fire

Jerusalem (JTA) — Coalition
and opposition Knesset members
of both the left and right have ex-
pressed extreme displeasure with
Franz Josef Strauss, the Prime
Minister of Bavaria, for his per-
sistent advocacy of the sale of
West Germany's most sophisti-
cated weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Strauss was in Israel on an official
visit earlier this week.
Many MKs urged Premier
Shimon Peres to withdraw his in-
vitation to Strauss, head of the
right-wing Christian Social
Union (CSU) after he proposed
last week that the Bonn govern-
ment agree to a Saudi request to
buy the Leopard II tank, consid-
ered one of the most advanced
weapons of its kind. Strauss'
rationale was that the sale would
mean more work and more jobs for
Germany's arms industry.








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