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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, July 31, 1980-Page 5
ISRAELI PARLIAMENT APPROVES LEGISLA TION
Jerusalem declared capital

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's
Parliament overwhelmingly approved
legislation yesterday declaring united
Jerusalem to be the nation's capital,
defying international protests that the
law threatens to derail the Mideast
peace process.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
called the vote an act "against the
spirit and workings of Camp David"
but refused to say whether Egypt would
suspend negotiations with Israel on
Palestinian self-rule. Egypt had said
earlier it was considering such a move.
THE BILL was adopted by a vote of
69-15, with three abstentions, after
Prime Minister Menachem Begin's
coalition and the Labor Party, the
largest opposition group, combined to
defeat two dozen last-minute amen-
dments.
The legislation contained little that
was new. Israel has considered
Jerusalem its capital since the foun-
dation of the Jewish state in 1948, and it
annexed the Arab-populated eastern
sector to the rest of Jerusalem after
seizing it from Jordan in the 1967
Mideast war.
THE FIRST clause states that "com-
plete and united Jerusalem is the
capital of Israel." The second clause
makes the city the seat of the gover-
nment - the Parliament, or Knesset,
the president, and the Supreme Court.
The third clause also repeats earlier
Senate
. votes on
nuclear
wastes
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate
decided yesterday to store wastes from
the nation's commercial nuclear reac-
tors at federally owned "interim" sites
while the technology is being developed
to store the material for the centuries
required to render it harmless.
The Senate approved 88-7 the first
legislation ever to go to a final vote in
Congress setting a national policy on
nuclear wastes. The bill now goes to the
House, which is considering similar
legislation in committee.
APPROVAL CAME after heated
debate over whether it was wiser for
the nation to emphasize temporary
federal storage for the wastes or to put
the temporary burden on electric
utilities while the federal effort em-
phasized finding a permanent solution.
Each side accused the other of
delaying a final answer to the problem
of disposing of the thousands of tons of
spent nuclear fuel now piling up at the
nation's reactors. Such nuclear waste
will be dangerously radioactive for cen-
turies.
The Senate finally decided to put the
stress on storage that can hold wastes
under careful monitoring for the next
century, but leaving the wastes
retrievable so they can eventually be
transferred to permanent depositories.
The choice was made in a 51-44 vote
that preceded final passage.
Sens. Bennett Johnston (D-La.), and
James McClure (R-Idaho), cham-
pioned the interim storage solution
proposed by the Senate Energy Com-
mittee, which sets up a $300 million
fund to begin acquiring and building in-
terim sites.

laws in guaranteeing freedom to all
religious groups with holy sites in the
city and protecting the holy places
"from desecration or any other offense,
and from any thing which is likely to
prejudice the freedom of access." The
final clause gives Jerusalem economic
preference.
The bill amounted to a rejection of a
U.N. General Assembly resolution
adopted Tuesday in New York deman-

ding that Israel withdraw from the oc-
cupied West Bank of the Jordan River,
the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem,
and that those territories be used for
establishment of a Palestinian state.
The U.S. State Department had war-
ned it could also torpedo talks with
Egypt on Palestinian self-rule in the
West Bank and Gaza, which are
scheduled to resume in Alexandria,
Egypt, Monday.

In Cairo, Foreign Minister Kamal
Hassan Aly told a reporter Egypt would
consider suspending the talks and with-
drawing its ambassador from Tel Aviv
in protest of the vote.
He said Egypt considers the law "in
contradiction to the spirit and letter of
the Camp David agreement." The
question of the city's status, he said, "is
a subject for negotiation."

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