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said they would, because they are so
close to the Saudis," said Mendel.
Mendel also said the Carter ad-
ministration has mistakenly assumed
the Saudis would cease supporting
Egyptian President Sadat's peace
initiative if they did not receive arms
from the U.S. Mendel said the Saudis
had no alternative but to support Sadat
because they are afraid of radical fac-
tions in the Middle East.
"They are afraid of men like George
Habash, head of the Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine, andwould
support Sadat even if the U.S. did not
supply them any fighter planes," he
ABRAHAM DISKIN, a visiting
professor of political science from Her-
brew University in Jerusalem, said it
was unfair of the Carter administration
to package the sale of arms to Saudi
Arabia and Egypt with the sale of arms
to Israel. Diskin said the Israelis were
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promised F-15s after they withdrew
from the western part of the Sinai in
1975 and that agreement should be kept
separate from any future commitments
to any other country.
"Carter and the Senate should not tie
any sale of arms to Israel with the
Saudis and Egyptians. It is unfair to
have any conditions on a previous ad-
ministration commitment to Israel,"
"I am always nervous about shipping
arms to anybody and especially to the
Middle East where the present need is
peace proposals and not more arms,"
MENDEL SAID he would have been
pleased if the Senate had blocked the
package so that Israel could then press
for future sales he claims they deserved
after the 1975 disengagement
agreement with Egypt.
Prof. Thomas Brewer acknowledged
that the Senate vote "certainly does
mark an important change" in Mideast
policy, but said he is at this point "am-
bivalent" about that change.
Professors Allen Whiting and Philip
Converse had no comment.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed
Ibrahim Kamel cited the approval as
proof of the Carter administration's
"even-handed role" in the Middle East
and said it also was "concrete proof
that the Americans realize the sincerity
of our intentions for a peaceful set-
tlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict."
A Saudi radio commentary,
monitored in Cyprus, said, "This
heralds a new era in relations between
the United States and Israel, during.
which Israel will no longer be able to in-
fluence U.S. policy, which will hen-
ceforth be dictated by American in.
In Tel Aviv, an Israeli official who
asked not to be identified said, "The
Americans are now getting even-
handed and you know how we define
even-handed; you get slapped in the
face with one hand, and then with the
other, equally hard."
To some Israeli observers the Senate
vote reflected Israel's loss of prestige in
the United States stemming from the
current stalemate in Mideast peace
talks. They said many Americans
blame the deadlock on Jerusalem's op-
position to Cairo's peace terms, in-
cluding total Israeli withdrawal from
occupied Arab territory and creation of
a Palestinian homeland.
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