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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 49-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, July 30, 1980 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
U.N. backs Palestine

ordered to
From UPI and AP
General Assembly voted overwhelm-
ingly yesterday to demand that Israel
begin withdrawing from its occupied
territories by Nov. 15 and make way for
a Palestinian state.
The resolution was passed at the end
of a fiery six-day emergency debate
by a vote of 112 to seven with 24 absten-
THE UNITED States joined Israel in
voting against the draft along with
Canada, Australia, Norway, the
Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.
Among-the abstainers were the nine
countries in the European Common
Market - Ireland, Britain, France,
West Germany, Denmark, Belgium,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and
The majority in favor consisted of
almost all the Third World and com-
munist groups.
THE LANGUAGE of the final draft
written by the hardline Arabs and in-
troduced by the non-aligned states was
too tough for those opposing the
resolution to support.
Without explaining the significance of
the date, the resolution set a Nov. 15
deadline for Israel to begin with-
drawing from all occupied Arab lands,
which it said should be used for the
establishment of a Palestinian state.
It requested - but had no power to
impose - mandatory sanctions against
Israel in the event it ignores the
resolution, asit most certainly will.
IT AFFIRMED the role of Palestine
Liberation Organization as the
representative of the Palestinians but,
in an omission that kept the West
Europeans from backing the draft, left
out all reference to Israeli security
U.S. Ambassador William vanden
Heuvel, who led the first U.S. walkout
from the General Assembly in 15 years
when the Iranian delegate took the floor
last week, denounced the resolution
before the vote.
He said that, by omitting all mention
of Israeli security concerns, the
resolution "seeks to undermine" a
basic principle of Middle East peace -
"the right of Israel and its Arab neigh-
bors to live in peace within secure and
recognized boundaries."
HE REFERRED to Security Council
Resolution 242, adopted after the 1967
war as a basis for peace negotiations
See U.N., Page2

On the brink
Stalled cars on U.S. 13, downed wires and utility poles, and an undermined sandwich shop are left in the wake of a
torrential downpour before dawn yesterday morning in Smyrna, Delaware. Surging floodwaters ten feet deep rushed
through the area just hours after the state began cloud-seeding to end a long dry spell. Ann Arbor had a brief, but
intense, storm of its own last night. See story, page 3.
Carter eager to answer
Billygate probe questions

From UPI and AP
President Carter said yesterday in Washington he will
prepare and make public a "complete report" that shows his
brother Billy had no influence over his or the ad-
ministration's decisions regarding Libya.
In the Bahamas, meanwhile, fugitive financier Robert
a Vesco emerged from his solitude long enough to question ac-
counts given by two U.S. senators who reported that Vesco
told them he instigated Libyan government contacts with
Billy Carter.
HOWEVER, HE REFUSED to specify what parts of the
accounts he disagreed with.
Carter, speaking to reporters in the White House press
room, said "the sooner the better," describing his wish that
all the facts be made public.
The president said he will send the report to the Senate
panel investigating Billy's relations with the Libyan gover-
nment, and then make the report public and submit to
questions about it by the news media.
CARTER GAVE THE first outright indication he" is

willing to go to the Senate to testify about what he knows of
Billy's $220,000 loan from the Libyans.
"I'm willing to respond and I'm eager to respond in per-
son to further questions from members of that subcommittee
in a manner consistent with the responsibilities of my office
at any time in the future," he said.
"I have no doubt that complete disclosure of the facts will
clearly demonstrate that at no time did my brother influence
me in any decisions toward Libya or the policies of this
government concerning Libya," Carter said.
"AND I'M CONVINCED that the facts will make clear
that neither I nor anyone acting in my behalf ever sought to
influence or to interfere in the investigation of my brother by
the Department of Justice."
"The American people deserve complete answers in
regard to my actions," Carter said in the brief televised
statement. "I'm eager to use whatever legitimate forum is
available to answer any questions and to lay all those con-
cerns to rest."
See CARTER; Page 2

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