100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be under copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the Bentley Historical Library at bentley.ref@umich.edu

July 21, 1989 - Image 26

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-07-21

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

I MEDIA MONITOR I

FUNCTION •

.t•s•



From 'Capitulation'
To 'Blunder' In A Week

IN

ARTHUR J. MAGIDA

Special to The Jewish News

R

us.

\Z 0 \\I\
?.\
ONC
C
\.\ .\\O G
MI\01\C, 0
\1\\..\,[\.\\O
\ S.

Futuristic
Furnishings, Inc.

Makers of Custom Laminated Products

4329 Normandy Court
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
(313) 549-6300

CONTEMPORARY

Without LLumar®
on your windows,
it's curtains.

ecent events in Israel
— Likud's decision to
change the terms of
its peace initiative, the death
of 14 Israelis when a Palesti-
nian caused an Israeli bus to
swerve off the road between
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and
the chance that Labor might
withdraw from the coalition
government — have drawn in-
evitable attention in the news
media.
An editorial in the
Jerusalem Post stated that
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir's "capitulation to the
dictates of his Likud Party
adversaries" by accepting
conditions on the peace in-

• furniture
• lighting
• wall decor
• gifts
• silk florals
• interiors

G raduate to the finest in home

furnishings, gifts and accessories
at 20-50% OFF!

casual
living
modes

For the best in contemporary home furnishings
and accessories for over 35 years!

544,1711

22961 WOODWARD • FERNDALE

Michigan Automatic Sprinkler, Inc.

Underground Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Design • Installation • Service

• Residential

Call the Professionals

(313)

661-6300

24-hour Phone Service

Serving Michigan
Since 1950

Lloyd & Neil Blazofsky

26

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1989

• Commercial

LLumar® Window Film

PROTECTS
FURNITURE &
CARPETING
FROM FADING

• Blocks the sun
• Rejects heat
and glare
• Gives your windows
the look of expensive
tinted glass.

MID-WEST GLASS
TINTING, INC.

836-4099

Monday-Friday
10.4:30

. ' .11
AS
t
i ngan

'Authorized
Rain Bird
Installer"

Free
Estimates

RAII4BIRD,

PREFERRED IFY PROFEWONALS WORLDWIDE

Window Film v ■ IIIV.
• 41110

We are winning.

i'AmERIcAN

so
ctuR
ETY'

Shamir:
'Capitulated' to Likud foes.

itiative meant that Shamir
"opted for keeping his posi-
tion and party intact as his
highest priority."
Labor's response will be "a
severe test' of its "inner
strength and public stan-
ding," continued the editors.
The initiative was intended to
achieve a new political pro-
cess with the Palestinians .. .
[and] also to detour around
the inherent differences bet-
ween Labor and Likud. Even
if the two parties could not
agree on final goals, they
could agree on short-term
goals, like the election
scheme."
"The question now," said
the Post, "is whether the
Labor Party will, like the
premier, also capitulate" to
the demands of Likud
right-wingers.
Meanwhile, on the Arabic-
language "Radio Monte
Carlo," Bassam Abu-Sharif, a
spokesman for PLO leader
Yassir Arafat, denied the
Israeli government's charges
that the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem
bus incident was "terrorism."
"The terrorists," said Abu-
Sharif, "are [Israeli Prime

William Safire:
'Unhelpful harangue'

Minister Yitzhak]. Shamir
and his government. Whoever
defends his rights and resists
occupation is not a terrorist."
The U.S. State Depart-
ment's initial hesitation in
joining Israel in calling the
bus attack a "terrorist" inci-
dent was one of four
"blunders" that New York
Times columnist William
Safire claimed have tainted
recent American foreign
policy toward the Middle
East. The other three goofs,
according to Safire:
• The U.S. put no pressure
on "slippery" Jordanian King
Hussein to accept Israel's
election plan for Palestinians.
And rather than give the
PLO a deadline for accepting
the offer, Secretary of State
James Baker "rewarded PLO

`The question now
is whether labor
will capitulate.

intransigence with higher-
level contacts."
• Baker's "no Greater
Israel" speech — an
"unhelpful harangue" — pro-
voked "a revolt" by Likud's
right-wing against Shamir.
"To remain in power," wrote
Safire, "the Prime Minister
was forced to swallow party
guidance that would deny .. .
[Israel's] withdrawal [from
the West Bank and Gaza that]
Mr. Baker would impose."
• Baker indicated that the
U.S. may back international
talks on the Middle East if
the Israeli election plan
fizzles. "This blustering," said
Safire, "was counterproduc-
tive . . . Threatening Israelis
with a gang-up conference,
especially with its only ally
already pledged to strip it of
defensive depth, will stiffen
already stiff necks."

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan