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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-01-11

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and Dottie Dressler of Temple Emanu-El
11 weeks - Thursdays, January 17 - March 28
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Continued from preceding page

necessary to safeguard
Israel's security."
While Israeli officials
publicly express confidence
about their ability to withs-
tand an Iraqi attack, they
privately concede that Israel
would be at a serious disad-
vantage in any military con-
frontation with Iraq.
Plane for plane, pilot for
pilot, the Israeli Air Force is
considered to be superior to
that of Iraq, but, they note,

Israeli warplanes operating
against targets in Iraq
would be required to overfly
hostile Jordanian territory
and to refuel in mid-air,
making them extremely
vulnerable to attack (see
box).
Despite Israel's air supe-
riority, Israeli military
planners have identified a
specific danger in Iraq's 20
Soviet-built Sukhoi-24 air-
craft, which are capable of

DON'T SAY "CAN'T" TO TORAH CANTILATION!

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UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE

Instructor: Rabbi David Feder of Temple Emanu-El

4 weeks - Mondays, January 21 - February 11
8:00 to 9:00 P.M.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1991

The West Flank

W

hen the Gulf
crisis broke upon
an unsuspecting
world last August,
Israelis had cause to re-
joice in the geographic
quirk of fate that inter-
posed the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan bet-
ween them and the
predatory Iraqi leader.
But the ambivalence of
Jordan's King Hussein
over the crisis provoked
by his powerful neighbor
has provided much cause
for concern among Israel's
military brass.
They are alarmed at the
passionate support that
the Iraqi cause has evok-
ed among ordinary Jor-
danians and at the econ-
omic and political turmoil
which has wracked King
Hussein's throne since
Saudi Arabia, his major
sponsor, turned off the tap
of financial assistance.
The principal
beneficiaries of Jordan's
domestic instability has
been the burgeoning body
of Islamic fundamenta-
lists, now the largest sin-
gle bloc in the Jordanian
parliament, who were fur-
ther appeased last week
when they were handed
five seats in the Jorda-
nian cabinet.
While expressing con-
cern about the future of
the Hashemite kingdom,
Israeli officials tend to
blame the king, once
regarded as the most pro-
Western Arab leader, for
inflaming his population
by running with the hares
and attempting to keep
pace with their violent
pro-Iraqi, anti-Israel
rhetoric.
As both Israel and Jor-
dan reinforce their troop
deployments along their
common border, Israel's
Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen.
Dan Shomron, has issued
a grim warning that Iraq
may attempt to use Jor-
dan as a springboard for

an attack on Israel.
Israel has already made
it clear that the introduc-
tion of Iraqi forces into
Jordan would be con-
sidered an act of war and
the prospect of such a
move prompted a senior
Israeli government
spokesman to issue a
blunt warning.
"If King Hussein is con-
sidering 'inviting' Iraqi
troops into his country, he
would be wise to think
very hard in advance
about what our reaction
might be," he said.
Israel, he said, had no
intention of attacking
Jordan "and there is no
reason for Jordan to in-
vite foreign troops to de-
fend it."
Moreover, he warned, if
the Jordanian monarch
used domestic discontent
as an excuse for
"inviting" Iraqi troops to
enter Jordan and help
restore order, "we might
feel compelled to take ac-
tion ourselves."
In Jordan, where Pales-
tinians already constitute
a majority of the popula-
tion, an old nightmare
has returned to haunt
King Hussein at the pro-
spect of an Israeli-Iraqi
clash in which he would
be caught, quite literally,
in the middle.
The nightmare, which
he has shared with for-
eign visitors, is that Israel
might be tempted, under
cover of war, to solve its
festering problem with
the Palestinians in the oc-
cupied West Bank and
Gaza Strip by transferr-
ing them across the
border into Jordan itself.
Such a move would
destabilize Jordan's deli-
cate demographic balance
and would almost certain-
ly ensure that King
Hussein is swept away on
a tidal wave of Palestin-
ian anger. —

Helen Davis

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