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August 25, 1989 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-08-25

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Bush Aides Seek
Distance From Israel

WOLF BLITZER

Capitol Correspondent

I

n the aftermath of the
latest U.S. hostage crisis
in Lebanon, a growing
split has developed between
the White House and the
State Department over U.S.
policy toward Israel.
Well-informed U.S. officials
said that President George
Bush and his senior White
House aides are becoming in-
creasingly more inclined to
distance the United States
from Israel than Secretary of
State James Baker and his
advisers.
In part, the officials said,
this stems from what is seen
as Bush's chilly relationship
with Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir as opposed to Baker's
recently-improved relation-
ship with Foreign Minister
Moshe Arens.
The prevailing thinking in
the White House is that
Israel, by capturing Hez-
bollah Sheik Obeid without
any advance consultation
with Washington, is not
behaving as a reliable
strategic partner.
Israel, according to White
House officials, is not taking
into consideration how such
unilateral military opera-
tions can negatively affect the
United States.
Joining Bush in this critical
view of Israel is White House
Chief of Staff John Sununu,
National Security Adviser
Brent Scowcroft and others.
Vice President Dan Quayle is
described as a dissenting
voice, usually expressing a
greater understanding of
Israel.
What has deeply angered
Israeli officials and their sup-
porters in Washington has
been the continued refusal by
Bush and other White House
officials to acknowledge that
Higgins was almost certainly
killed long before Obeid's cap-
ture and that the videotape
showing his purported hang-
ing was a hoax.
At the State Department,
in contrast, Baker and his top
aides — Deputy Secretary
Lawrence Eagleburger,
Under Secretary Robert Kim-
mett, Policy Planning Direc-
tor Dennis Ross and Assis-
tant Secretary for Near
Eastern and South Asian Af-
fairs John Kelly — are
generally inclined to support
Israel's position on Obeid.
They are described as
frustrated by the White
House's apparently continu-
ing anger toward Israel and

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its desire to distance the two
countries in the hostage
crisis.
White House officials
believe that they have a bet-
ter chance of winning the
release of the eight remaining
American hostages by show-
ing that U.S.-Israeli relations
are somewhat strained — a
position rejected by the State
Department.
Israeli officials are deeply
worried that Bush is among
those U.S. policymakers
critical of Israel. Bush is
suspected of having personal-
ly directed much of the high-
level U.S. anger toward Israel.
On August 17, the New
York Times published a
lengthy article on its front
page entitled "Hostage Situa-
tion Straining Washington's
Ties to Israel."
The article, by chief
diplomatic correspondent
Thomas L. Friedman, quoted

Israeli- officials are
deeply worried
that Bush is
among those U.S.
policymakers
critical of Israel.

U.S. administration and
Israeli officials as saying that
while on the surface the two
sides have been maintaining
a cordial relationship, behind
the diplomatic facade they
have been jousting, sending
each other a variety of un-
diplomatic direct and indirect
messages regarding each
other's behavior in the
hostage affair.
"This has continued up to
the present," Friedman wrote.
"Although , no one in
Washington or Jerusalem
says relations are in a 'crisis:
there is tension and a recogni-
tion by both sides that the
hostage affair is full of land
mines, and that so long as it
is the main focus of United
States-Israeli relations an ex-
plosion is possible at any mo-
ment." -
Department
State
spokesman Richard Boucher,
asked about the Friedman ar-
ticle, said: "You all know that
we consult closely and fre-
quently with Israel. And
naturally, we have many con-
tacts in the wake of recent
events iri the Middle East.
Regarding reports alleging
strains in our relationship
with Israel, let me make clear
— there has been no shift in
our relations with Israel and

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