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Vol. LXIV, No. 24
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February 22, 1974
Israel Minority Government Eliminates Religious
Golda's Links: Arabs, Liberals;
Kissinger Travels for Syria Talks
By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
JTA Washington Bureau Chief
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Nixon announced
Late JTA Cables to The Jewish News
Pressed for action in order to facilitate successful deliberations by
U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on his impending trip to Syria
of State Henry A. Kissinger will go to the Middle East, probably next
to secure release of prisoners of war and assurance of an end to continuing
week, to try to establish disengagement talks between Israel and Syria.
fighting, Prime Minister. Golda Meir Wednesday night informed Israel
Mr. Nixon said Kissinger's objective was "getting talks started as soon as
President Ephraim Katzir that she was forming a minority government.
possible." He described disengagement talks on the Syrian front as the
It is to consist of the 51 elected Knesset members of the Labor Alignment,
immediate problem in the Middle East.
the four members of the Independent Liberal Party and three members
The President made the announcement to reporters in the presence
of the Arab List—one who was elected by the Bedouins and Villagers
of Dr. Kissinger and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia —
group and two of the Progressive and Development Party. The total of 58
Ismail Fahmy and Omar Saquaf with whom he had just concluded a
thus will be short of three for a majority in the 120-member Knesset.
90-minute meeting in the Oval Office. Mr. Nixon said the talks covered
Mrs. Meir informed the president that she had not yet organized
mutual problems regarding a permanent settlement" in the , Middle East
her cabinet hi the new coalition government.
and "normal relations, economic and otherwise, with countries of that
President Katzir, in, his message of response to Mrs. Meir's long
part of the world."
and explanatory letter informing
Neither the President, Kissinger
of the formation of the minor-
nor the two Arab ministers made
ity government, expressed the hope
any direct allusion to the Arab oil
"the government to be formed will
embargo and all four declined to
to peace." He gave her an
answer reporters' questions. But
added week to form her new cab-
Saquaf remarked that "we feel
hopeful something will happen soon
There was an emerging possibil-
for the benefit of the U.S., the
ity that in spite of all rumors, con-
Middle East and the world as a
flicting reports and Defense Minis-
ter Moshe Dayan's declaration that
Mr. Nixon did not respond when
he would not join a new cabinet
asked by the Jewish Telegraphic
that he may be a member of the
Agency reporter if he had "any
government after all. In an
good news today." The question was
address to the General Zionist
prompted by Fahmy's affirmative
Council plenary now in session in
reply when he was asked by a re-
Dayan pledged that he
porter Monday if he and Saquaf
is ready to give all possible assist-
would have "good news" for the
ance in the formation of the new
President when they met with him.
government. Mrs. Meir at the same
World Outcry for Israeli POWs
Fahmy and Saquaf said they
time implied that Dayan may have
agreed with - President Nixon's sum-
NEW YORK I(JTA)—Fifteen American Nobel Laureates and other academicians and
a place in her new cabinet.
mation of their meeting but gave prominent
figures in the world of arts and letters sent statements of concern to the Inter-
The minority government was de-
no concrete details. The President national Conference
for the Liberation of Israeli Prisoners of War in Syria which was held
indicated that Kissinger's trip to Monday in Brussels. The conference, initiated by the International Committee of Concern, cided upon when the National Re-
ligious Party insisted on strict Hal-
the Middle East was at the express was held at the Hilton Hotel there.
akhic applications of religious is-
request of the two Arab foreign
de Beauvoir, the French leftist writer and philosopher who was an organizer
sues in the "Who Is a Jew?" con-
ministers, who conveyed the wishes of the Simone
said that of the estimated 130 Israeli soldiers captured by the Syrians
of the governments of Syria, Egypt, during conference,
the Yom Kippur War, only 25 of them may still be alive.
Dayan's declarations to the Gen-
Algeria and Saudi Arabia on • that
Beauvoir told a press conference that of the 130 POWs, "we are only certain eral Zionist Council were consid-
subject at the Arab meeting in that 25 of de
them are still alive, because they have been shown by the Syrians a few times"
ered especially significant in the
Algiers last week.
magazines and film. "The fact that the same group of prisoners are shown
course of the crucial political de-
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repeatedly only deepens our worst fears," she said.
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Telethons to Reach Thousands in final Stages of Emergency Campaign
Final telethons of the 1974 Allied Jewish
Campaign-Israel Emergency Fund will be
conducted during the next two weeks, and
campaign and division leaders will be call-
ing thousands who have not yet contributed
to ask for pledges to the 1974 campaign,
William M. Davidson and Lewis S. Gross-
man, campaign general chairmen, an-
The telethon schedule for trades and
professional divisions is as follows:
Food and mercantile, Sunday, Feb. 24,
to Tuesday, Feb. 26; industrial and automo-
tive, real estate and building trades, and
services-arts and crafts, Wednesday and
Thursday, Feb. 27 and 28; and professional,
Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6.
Metropolitan division will do its calling
Sunday, March 3, to Wednesday, March 6.
Phoning hours for the trades and pro-
fessional divisions are Sundays, 10 a.m:-
noon, and weekdays 7-9 p.m. No calls will
be made on Friday and Saturday.
The women's division of the campaign
has Scheduled a post-Phonogift campaign.
Calls will be made on Sunday, March 3,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, March 6,
9 a.m.-12 noon and 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m.
The junior division completed its two-
week telethon efforts last night.
Phoning for all sessions is done from
the United Hebrew Schools, 21550 W.
12 Mile, Southfield.
"Detroit's response to the needs of the
1974 campaign so far has been magnifi-
cent," said Davidson. "However, vast sums
are required to meet the need of deprived
Jews in Israel and to maintain our programs
here at home."
"During this telethon effort, we will be
trying to reach the thousands of contribu-
tors who have not yet been contacted by
our AJC-IEF, so that they can fulfill their
commitment to their brother Jews," said
Campaign associate chairmen for 1974
are Daniel M. Honigman, Arthur Howard,
David S. Mondry and Irving Seligman.