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August 16, 1985 - Image 4

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-08-16

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4 FrIday, August 16, 1985




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A Late Lesson

If global reaction to the recent turmoil in South Africa is an accurate
sign, the white regime in South Africa is on the ropes, About 136 nations
have adopted economic sanctions against South Africa, Many, such as
New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries, imposed their sanctions
since the beginning of the year; some, like France, have imposed them
since the recent spate of violence erupted in South Africa, The United
States may break off much of its $2,3 billion yearly trade with South
Africa when Congress returns from recess in September,
Thera is little chance that Israel will adopt similar sanctions, Israel's
$100 million annual trade with the Afrikaner regime has been defended
as economically indispensable in a world in which the Jewish state has
difficulty finding trading partners, But Prime Minister Shimon Pores said
on Sunday that the "Israel government unconditionally disassociates
itself form South Africa's apartheid government,"
Sanctions against South Africa are welcome, They are overdue, The
blacks who comprise a 72 percent minority of the population of South
Africa have been brutalized and exploited and stripped of their basic
human rights for for too long,
The sanctions Indicate that the world has come a long way from the
MN and 1940s, Then, the world was not stirred by the savagery of Nazi
Oermany against the minorities of Europe, Ships carrying refugees were
turned away from ports; attempts to allow Jews to emigrate to Western
nations were thwarted; many Western businesses continued to trade with
the Nazis,
There is a vast difference between the reaction of the West to the
racist policies of South Africa and the anti-Somitiem that led to the
Holocaust, Perhaps some of the difference can be attributed to the
realization that nations — like people — have a moral duty, It is a duty
to tight the injustices that infect another country,
Unfortunately, this is a lesson the world is taking to heart 40 years
after six million Jews were killed, And it is a lesson that is applied all

to selectively) There is little talk — if any — among the nations
boycotting South Africa to apply similar sanctions against the Soviet
lAion for refusing to allow the emigration of its Jewish citizens, Perhaps
the sanctions against South Africa will spread to sanctions against other
nations that muse to treat its peoples with a basic and ennobling

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Jordan's King Hussein
And The F-20 Gambit


Special to The Jewieh News

Both the United States and Is-
rael had signs and expectations that
King Hussein's recent visit to Wash-
ington was for the purpose of dis-
cussing a state of non-belligerency
with Israel, Instead, he talked about
some future negotiations which
would be held in a "non-belligerent"
manner — in effect allowing Jordan
to retain its belligerent status,
Hussein proposed a four-point
program; A meeting between a U,S,
and Joint Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation, mutual recognition be-
tween United States and PLO, a sec-
ond meeting between a U,S, and
Jordanian-PLO delegation, and
negotiations with Israel as part of an
international conference,
The United States' goal is to ad-
vance direct negotiations between
Israel and the joint Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation by agreeing
to the first point, It is understood
that the United States is seeking
non-PLO Palestinians in the joint
Jordanian-Palestinian delegation be-
cause it envisions this same group
mooting directly with Israelis at a
later date.
The immediate Jordanian goal
is to advance to mutual recognition,
Hussein's motivations are two-fold;
1) to take these steps in order to
satisfy American public opinion de-
mands for peace progress before ho
can receive new U,S, arms and 2) to
pave the way for U,S, recognition
and dialogue with the PLO to satisfy
his detractors in the Arab world.
Hussein's interest is not in advanc-
ing peace itself,
Nothing new to the peace proc-
ess is in these proposals, and Hus-
sein continues to resist any defini-

David Stook it director

of public Wain

for the &Ault Oremigution, of Americo,

tive statement or action which would
commit him to face-to-face negotia-
tions, It would, therefore, be most
inappropriate for the United States
to deviate from its declared intention
to support direct negotiations as the
key to Arab-Israeli peace,
It is a matter of grave concern
that the United States has agreed to

Hussein continues to
resist any definitive
statement or action which
would commit him to face
to face negotiations,

the Jordanian approach under the
mistaken impression that it could
lead to direct negotiations, Our task
is to ensure that if only meetings
take place, between the United
States and a joint Jordanian-
Palestinian delegation, that they not
appear in any manner or form to be
a substitute for direct negotiations,
To do otherwise would sap Arab in-
centive for real talks, since Arab in-
transigence would have been re-
warded without the need to sit and
talk directly with Israel, Nor should
the United States hold out any hope
that any preliminary meetings can
lead to a dialogue with the PLO,
The peace initiative is a non-
initiative until Israel is involved, So
far, Israel is being held at bay,
Supporters of Hussein within
the Administration argue that Jor-
dan needs ,arms because the initia-
tives he has taken mean that Jordan
will be exposed and vulnerable to
Syrian aggression, But the fact is
that these supporters, like Hussein,
are hyping a peace process that

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