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June 02, 1989 - Image 34

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-06-02

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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1989

ARTHUR J. MAGIDA

Special to The Jewish News

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Times Backs Baker's
Middle East Speech

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he New York Times,
perhaps the most in-
fluential newspaper in
the country, has given almost
unqualified backing to
Secretary of State James
Baker's speech on the Middle
East last week that stunned
members of the American-
Israel Public Affairs Commit-
tee, to whom it was addressed.
In the speech, Baker called
for Israel to give up, "once and
for all," its "unrealistic vision
of a greater Israel" that
would include the West Bank
and Gaza. He also asked
Palestinians to "reach out to
Israel and convince them of
your peaceful intentions." For
a final settlement of
Palestinian-Israeli dif-
ferences, Baker envisioned
not a Palestinian state, but
self-government for Palesti-
nians living in the West Bank
and Gaza.
In an editorial two days
after the speech, the Times
hailed Baker for coming "as
close as anyone to addressing
. . . [Arab-Israeli] issues fair-
ly and wisely." His "only er-
ror," continued the editors,
"was to imply that Israel and
the Palestine Liberation
Organization are equally
responsible for the impasse.
Given the history of threats
against Israel, the initial
burden of proof has to rest on
the Palestinians. To hint or
suggest otherwise treats
history unfairly. It also en-
courages the PLO to resist
the Israeli proposal for
holding elections on the West
Bank and Gaza, which the
United States backs as a good
starting point."
The next day, the Times' op-
ed page featured a piece by
Helena Cobban, a guest
scholar at Washington's
Brookings Institution. Cob-
ban said Baker had revealed
a "dirty little secret in the
U.S.-Israeli relationship: The
United States fundamentally
disagrees with Prime
Minister Yitzhak Shamir
over the need for Israel to
withdraw from the land oc-
cupied in 1967."
She suggested that the
United States pursue "ap-
propriate policy action" to
convince Israel of the impor-
tance of the differences bet-
ween the two countries and
proposed that the United
States end such "strategic
goodies" as last year's award
of a $1 billion contract to
Israel to supply American

forces with heavy mortars.
And at an "appropriate time,"
she said, the Bush ad-
ministration might consider
cutting that portion of U.S.
aid to Israel "devoted to
repressing the Palestinians or
reconsidering whether a
Palestinian state is necessari-
ly against American in-
terests."
Four days after the speech,
two Times columnists also
wrote about it. A.M. Rosen-
thal advised that unless the

James Baker:
Defended by Times.

United States demands
"specific actions from the
Arabs in exchange for land —
not just a few phrases of in-
tent," then Baker's speech
"will become not the tool for
peace he intended, but one
more weapon with which
Israel's enemies will try to
destroy her."
And Tom Wicker said
Baker had "laid down to both
sides what the United States
expects, and will support,
from either. Neither Palesti-
nians nor Israelis may like to
be told that some of their
dreams are unrealistic; but in
the long run both need most
to know where Washington
stands."

Brouhaha Over
Editorial About
Soviet Jews

A strong editorial in the
New York Jewish Week call-
ing for all Soviet Jewish
emigres to settle in Israel has
been criticized by the heads of
two major Jewish agencies
who help Soviet Jews enter
America.
The editorial, which ap-
peared two weeks ago, label-
ed as "misguided" the cur-
rent efforts by American Jews

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