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Begin, Dayan debate Sinai's fcae
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime for return to Egyptian control of two raise the idea would come if Egypt relations" between Israel and the We
Minister Menachem Begin told areas of the Sinai Peninsula - the town agrees to an American proposal for Bank-Gaza. The liberal Haaret
parliament yesterday that Israel will of El Arish and biblical Mount Sinai - talks next month at a U.S.-manned newspaper took the new mention(
not give Egypt "a single grain of sand" asa goodwill gesture. electronic warning post in the Sinai sovereignty as an indication of "fo
in the occupied Sinai as a one-way "We shall not give even a single grain mountain passes. mulational flexibility" designed f
peace gesture, but he would propose a of the sands of the Sinai desert as a The main obstacle to a Mideast peace American consumption as mucha
tradeoff the next time the two countries gift," Begin told Parliament. is not Sinai, however, but the West Egyptian.
sit down to bargain. Bank and Gaza Strip, areas Israel con- Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is e)
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan, also BUT HE SAID Israel would have a siders vital toher security. pected in the Middle East in the fir
speaking to parliament, gave the most "certain proposal," which he did not week of August. His roving mediato
specific statement yet of Israel's describe, for an exchange for El Arish DAYAN SAID if Israel's proposal for Ambassador Alfred Atherton, alread
negotiating intent for the occupied West and Mount Sinai. The Israeli press limited self-rule for the Palestinian is shuttling among Mideast capital
Bank and Gaza Strip, saying the speculated Begin may propose Egyp- populations of those areas is accepted, arriving Monday in Amman for talk
Israelis are prepared eventually to tian recognition of Israeli settlements "Israel is prepared ... to discuss after with King Hussein and Jordania
negotiate sovereignty over the and military airfields in Sinai in return five years the question of the sovereign- government officials.
territories, for the two areas. ty over Judea and Samaria (the West Vance is trying to get Israel an
Egypt has refused past suggestions Bank) and the Gaza Strip." Egypt to send their foreign and defens
THE TWO spoke in an often-raucous, for temporary, partial or new interim Previously Israel had said only that it ministers to the proposed talks in Sin
seven-hour foreign-policy debate that agreements. Israel's next change to would discuss "the nature of future in about two weeks.
foreshadowed a rough session when the
opposition Labor Party introduces a
motion of no-confidence against Begin's OBEY OR 'SEEK EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE
government later this week. OBE___Y__OR____SEEK___EMPL___0___________ELS__WHERE'____
Former Foreign Minister Yigal Allon
voiced Labor's call to Begin: "Resign
and return to serve your country in the
Begin said in his speech, "I shall nottf
do it. I was elected. The people gave me adivser, that there was a "high in- your staff."
their support." WASHINGTON (AP) - President cidence" of marijuana among White IN AN APPARENT reference t(
Carter told his White House staff yes- House employees and occasional use of Bourne's statement, Carter began the
THE LEGISLATORS voted 68-37 terday that his aides must avoid cocaine. memo by asserting, "I am deeply con
along party lines to accept Dayan's marijuana and other illegal drugs or "I expect every member of the White cerned over recent reports that som(
foreign-policy report. Begin's comfor- "seek employment elsewhere." House staff to obey the law," Carter mebers of the White House staff ar(
table parliamentary majority is also The president said he wanted this un- wrote. "Whether you agree with the law using illegal drugs."
expected to defeat the no-confidence derstood by all White House employees or whether or not other obey the law is Asked if an inquiry was being conduc
move. "in no uncertain terms." totally irrelevant. You will obey it, or ted to ascertain whether Bourne',
The Cabinet on Sunday rejected CARTER'S DIRECTIVE, in a memo you will seek employment elsewhere." statement was well-founded, Powel
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's call to the 11 members of his senior staff, The president instructed his top aides said, "I know of no reasonable way t(
followed a statement last week by Dr.
Peter Bourne, his resigned drug policy
to convey my feelings directly and in
no uncertain terms to every member of
conduct an investigation."
In response to another question,
Powell said Carter's attitude toward
observance of the law applies to all
federal employees, although he would
be inclined to be most strict about
members of his own staff."
CARTER IS ON record as favoring
the repeal by states of criminal
penalties for the possession of small
amounts of marijuana for personal
luse. He does not favor legalization of
the drug, however.
The press secretary expressed regret
that he made statements to Washington
Star reporters during the weekend
without specifying they were not inten-
ded for publication. He said he should
have chosen his words with greater
care in any case.
THE STAR QUOTED Powell as
suggesting Washington is awash with
reporters who use marijuana and who
are now displaying hypocrisy by sear-
ching out evidence of drug use by White
After saying his comments to the Star
were "inappropriate to have been said
in a situation that would allow for
publication," Powell continued:
"The president, I might add, made it
clear to me this morning that he did not
want the impression conveyed that
eitherhe or I felt that whatever stan-
dard of conduct might be observed by
members of the press or any other in-
stitution, that that justified such stan-
dards of behavior in the White House."
Asked if he had ever smoked
marijuana or used illicit drugs, Powell
said he would, as a matter of principle,
not respond although his silence "could
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