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*Jemsti Floridlain
Off Pinellas County
1 Number 4
St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, June 6, 1980
Price 10 Cents
Begin Takes Up Defence Minister's Post
[Prime Minister Mena-
Begin announced
he will serve as De-
Minister until the
lition crisis over the re-
ement of former De-
Minister Ezer Weiz-
is resolved. Begin's
rim appointment of
keif was approved by
(Cabinet at its weekly
ling. The Cabinet also
ipointed Mordechai
|ri as Deputy Defense
lizman resigned officially on
126 with a scathing attack
on the performance of the Likud-
led government in which he
served for the last three years.
Begin promptly announced that
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, who took office in
March, would be shifted to the
defense slot and that Energy
Minister Yitzhak Modai, leader
of Likud's Liberal Party, would
be named the new Foreign
HIS PLANS ran into stiff
opposition from the Democratic
Movement which said Modai
was unacceptable to it, from the
National Religious Party which
complained that it was not con-
sulted in advance and from
Agriculture Minister Ariel
Sharon who presented himself as
the most suitable candidate for
Defense Minister and threatened
to resign if the post went to
Shamir. He accepted the interim
appointment of Begin.
Sunday's Cabinet session was
marked by sharp exchanges be-
tween Sharon and Begin.
Sharon, a Yom Kippur War hero
and the Cabinet's most out-
spoken hawk, claimed that if
Shamir became Defense Minister
and Modai Foreign Minister,
Begin would have "abandoned
the security of Israel."
Begin retorted that he did not
consider it necessary to have a
military man as Defense
Minister and noted that in many
countries, including Britain and
the U.S., that office traditionally
is held by a civilian.
MANY observers believe that
the hard-line Sharon was, in fact,
Begin's first choice to replace
Weizman. But he was served
'iolence Erupts
Coordinated West Bank Bombings
[Coordinated bomb
Bank leaders
ely wounded Mayor
im Shaka of Nablus
|\layor Karin Khallaf
imallah Monday and
grave injuries to a
sapper who was
lpting to dismantle a
intended for Mayor
lam Tawil of El Bireh.
other people were
\ed when a bomb exploded
Irab school in the center of
The school is located in
Jing once owned by Jews.
[lasts in widely separated
occurred almost simul-
IS widely acknowledged in
Israel and on the West Bank
that the outrage was the work of
Jewish extremists, who have
already taken "credit" for the
attacks in revenge for the
ambush killings of six yeshiva
students by terrorists in Hebron
exactly one month ago.
Mayor Shaka had both of hia
legs amputated at Rafadiya
Hospital in Nablus. Mayor
Khallaf, in Ramallah Hospital,
lost part of his left leg. The
police sapper, treated at
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem,
lost both eyes and one arm. All
three men were reported in
serious condition.
The bombings initially
stunned the West Bank
populace, but anger quickly re-
placed the shock. Tension
reached a new high throughout
the territory, although Israeli
military authorities described
the situation as relatively calm.
There was a total strike in
Continued on Page 5
notice by the DM and the
Liberal Party that they would
oppose Sharon. The Liberals
insist that they will accept only
Modai who emerged as the
party's strong-man in its in-
ternal elections last month. The
DM claims Modai lacks the
qualifications to serve as Foreign
Minister and has been pushing
its own No. 2 man, Justice
Minister Shmuel Tamir, for the
The NRP is the only coalition
partner which has indicated that
it will hold off for the time being
and not adopt a final position.
Begin met with an NRP
delegation Friday and ap-
parently reached an under-
standing with them. Although
Begin himself threatened to
resign last week unless the
Cabinet crisis is resolved, he
changed his mind.
He reportedly told the NRP
members that if he quit now,
bringing down the Likud
government, the next govern-
ment might be headed by the
Labor Alignment which could
mean, according to Begin,
handing the West Bank over to
the Arabs to form a Palestinian
state. "My hands will not spill
this blood," he said. Meanwhile,
Prime Minister Begin
the Labor Party charged the
Begin government with en-
dangering national security.
"The security and the very exis-
tence of the State have become
toys in the hands of a quarrel-
some and unstable government,"
the Labor Party said over the
weekend. "It is not a matter of
conflict between the opposition
and the government but real
concern for our existence," the
party communique said.
Cabinet Grateful
Carter, Muskie 242 Stand Satisfying
hscow's Terrorist Role Detailed
iONN (ZINS) Details of bloody deeds by
[terrorists, instigated from Moscow, are reported in
book that just appeared by Graf Hausen, a mem-
the West German Parliament. The book which is
\The Attack recounts, among other things, the fol-
facts: Since 1976 the Soviet Secret Service (KGB)
lanaged to establish an office of the PLO in
The Cabinet expressed
its appreciation to Presi-
dent Carter and Secretary
of State Edmund Muskie
for their firm opposition to
a proposed new Middle
East initiative by the Wes-
tern European nations and
the President's unequivo-
cal warning that the U.S.
would veto any move in
the United Nations
Security Council to alter or
discard Resolution 242.
Carter declared in an interview
inaugurating a new all-news
cable television network, that
the U.S. would exercise its veto
if its European allies or any
other nation attempted an
initiative that would damage the
Camp David peace process which
is based on Resolution 242.
Carter also predicted that the
stalled autonomy talks between
Egypt, Israel and the U.S. would
be resumed shortly.
his veto threat on the CBS tele-
vision program, Meet the Press.
The basis for progress toward
peace in the Middle East "has
got to be" the resolution and the
Camp David accords, "which is
almost like a Bible now," he
Prime Minister Menachem
Begin is expected to state
Israel's position on the European
initiative in a statement to the
Israel fears that the European
initiative, being pressed by
France, Britain and West Ger-
many, will confer legitimacy on
the Palestine Liberation Or-
ganization and support a Pales-
tinian state on grounds that the
Palestinians are entitled to self-
determination. Carter's strong
objections to the initiative were
especially welcome here.
l President Carter
pected to take shape when the
leaders of the nine member
states of the European Economic
Community (EEC) meet in
Venice June 11 and 12 to discuss
action on the Middle East
situation. Carter will meet with
Continued on Page 7
|ts mission was to train and dispatch PLO agents
jhout Western Europe. In 1975, a TU-154 of the
rian Airlines, MALM, exploded in the vicinity of
killing all aboard. In the interest of security none
names of the passengers were published.
reason for this secrecy was that most of the
igers on board were Palestinian terrorists who were
. housed in Hungary and had been located in a hotel
kdapest. According to the author, the PLO agents
pained very close contacts with the Communists in
Western European countries, including West Ger-
Federation Inaugurates New Year
The Jewish Federation of
Pinellas County will inaugurate a
new year under the leadership of
Reva Kent, president, on June 25
at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El in
St. Petersburg.
Other officers are:
Vice President, Campaign:
Marvin Feldman. Vice President,
Budget and Allocations: Charles
Rutenberg; Vice President, Edu-
I cation: Rabbi Michael Chamey;
Vice President, Cash: Dr. Joel
Shrager; Treasurer: Steve
Hersch: and Secretary: Ron
Those serving on the board of
directors for 1980-1989 will be:
Barry Alpert, Max Koenigsberg,
Alan Schwartz, Saul Schechter,
Lorrie Pasekoff, Sam Winer,
Rabbi Morris Chapman, Murray
Jacobs, Lois Verona, Louis
Smith, Sidney Richman, Ron
Diner, Dr. David Wolstein, Steve
Hersch, Jacqueline Jacobs,
Charles Rutenberg and Elli Mills.
Also, Nory Pearl, Lou Rosen,
Marueen Rosewater, Dr. Michael
Phillips, Sophie Glasgow,
Stanley Newmark, Charles
Ehrlich, Alan Katz, Leonard
Seligman, Reva Kent, Sylvan
Orloff, Meni Kanner, Dr. Joel
Shrager, Marvin Feldman,
Gordon Saskin, Freida Sohon
and Harold Singer.

WieJeivistiFlondian of Pinellas County
Friday, Jun
6, l!
Howard M. Squadron (left), president of the American Jewish Congress, and Henry
Siegman (right!, executive director, meet with Prime Minister Menachem Begin in
Jerusalem. Squadron and Siegman were in Israel heading a mission of American Jewish
Congress leaders. Thev also met with government officials in Jerusalem and Cairo and with
Pope John Paul II.
Sadat Calls Carter 'Weak, Indecisive'
Egypt's President Sadat, who only a short
while ago had nothing but praise for President
Carter calling him a great statesman, has ap-
parently had a change of heart. As reported in
the weekly. Oktober, Sadat characterized Carter
as a "weak and indecisive person, who is not
capable of taking a firm stand.''
As an example he cited Carter's handling of
the UN Security Council vote on Jewish set-
tlements on the West Bank. He called Carter's
handling of that question an example of the
characteristic indecisiveness of American policy
in the present administration. According to the
Oktober article. Sadat was also sharply critical
of American policy in the Persian Gulf and
He also added that Carter did not seem to
have the ability to mobilize support from the
Arabs and the Western world. "Never has
America suffered so many insults as during
Carter's regime," Sadat is reported as having
The divorce rate among Jewish marriages is
fast approaching the national average of 40
percent, and the attendant breakdown of the
Jewish family poses a real threat to the survival
of the Jewish community in America, concluded
a panel of experts at American Mizrachi
Women's marriage seminar held recently at the
Great Neck Synagogue in Great Neck, N.Y.
Mrs. Charlotte Schneierson, AMW's Long
Island Council chairwoman and head of the
Marriage Seminar Committee, explained, "AMW
feels there is a vital need to examine the issues
confronting the Jewish marriage today."
In his talk on Jewish marriage laws, Rabbi
Jay Marcus maintained that parents must see
that their children are taught the responsibilities
husbands and wives have to each other ac-
cording to halacha. "Today's hedonistic society
with its emphasis on selfish, me-firstism,' is the
antithesis of Torah responsibility and what is
required by halacha," he declared.
Israel's Minister of Interior Dr. Yosef Burg
said in Jerusalem that a psychological gap still
separates Americans and Israelis when it comes
to understanding Isral's security needs.
The ch'cf Israeli negotiator at the autonomy
talks witli Egypt and the United States, who
had jusl wound up the second last round of the
autonomy talks with his Egyptian and American
counterparts scheduled to end on May 26, said
that Americans and Israelis have a different
concept of certain distances. He said that when
the Americans were at war in Vietnam, the
distances in miles were almost astronomical.
Israelis speak about things in their own
backyard: that the distance between Bethlehem
and Jerusalem is half a mile and between
Tulkarem and Netanya (at the former border of
1967) no more than 7 to 8 miles, which is less
than half the length of New York's Broadway.
This is a distance which Americans commute to
work daily. But although Americans and Israelis
use the same words, the meaning of distance is
different in Israel.
Organizers of the Jewish Sports Hal! of Fame
are searching for the families of two deceased
Jewish athletes who are to be inducted into the
Hall of Fame at the group's second annual
dinner on July 27, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Laurence 'Lon" Myers, the greatest runner of
the 19th century, and Lillian Copeland, a
member of the 1928 and 1932 United States
Olympic track and field teams, will be inducted
along with nine other Jewish athletes. This
year's members will join 18 other Jewish Sports
Hall of Famers inducted last year, according to
Joseph Siegman. chairman of the project.
"Though Lon Myers and Lillian Copeland
were among the greatest athletes of their times,
we have no clues as to the whereabouts of their
relatives," Siegman said. "We are searching
throughout the country so that we can invite
them to accept Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
honors in the names of their forebears."
Rabbi Jerome R. Malino of Danbury, Ct.,
president of the Central Conference of American
Rabbis, served notice that the CCAR will press
on with its campaign for repeal of the Chief
Rabbinate Law recently enacted by the Israeli
This law transfers from the Israeli Ministry of
Religion to the Chief Rabbinate the authority to
determine which rabbis may perform Jewish
marriages. Its effect is to foreclose this
possibility to Reform and Conservative rabbis.
Rabbi Malino made his statement at CCAR
headquarters in New York on releasing the text
of a resolution adopted by the CCAR Executive
Board. The resolution protests the law and urges
its repeal by the Knesset.
A noted Vatican leader, Msgr. Jorge Mejia.
told the leadership of the Synagogue Council of
America that efforts are being made by the
Vatican to reach out to Jewish people and to
understand the role of Jewish religion today.
In his address to the Synagogue Council,
which is the national coordinating agency for the
Conservative. Orthodox, and Reform rabbinic
and congregational organizations, Msgr. Meiia
also cited the close working relations his
Commission maintains with various agencies
including the International Jewish Committees
on Interreligious Consultations.
The Synagogue Council of America, the
representative of the total American Jewish
religious community, is the American secretariat
ot IJCIC. Msgr. Mejia is the director of the Holv
bee Commission for Religious Relations with the
An analysis of the linguistic composition of
Soviet Jewry, which forms part of a Research
Report published by the Institute of Jewish
Affairs in London, reveals that nearly 400,000
Jews, more than one in five, still speak a Jewish
language (mostly Yiddish).
This fact emerges from the IJA's detailed
analysis of the results of the 1979 Soviet Census,
some of which have been published recently in a
Soviet statistical journal. The data on Jewish
languages constitutes important information on
the cultural state of Soviet Jewry.
Americans Growing More
Sympathetic TowardEgyp
NEW YORK The American
public has reacted to recent
events in the Middle East by
recognizing differences between
Egyptian and other Arab
nations, and by overlooking
differences between the PLO and
other Palestinians.
These were among the major
findings of a national telephone
survey conducted last December
for the American Jewish Com-
mittee by Yankelovich, Skelly
and White, the public opinion
pollsters, and released by the
Committee here.
According to the poll, voters
continued to sympathize to a
greater extent with Israel than
with any of the other Arab
countries, but saw Egypt in a
different and more sympathetic
light than they did the others: 16
per cent for Egypt, six per cent
for other Arab countries.
IN A SIMILAR poll con-
ducted in April. 1979. 11 percent
supported the other Arabs, in-
dicating a five per cent drop in
support by December of the same
year. However, almost one-third
of those queried expressed un-
certainty about support for
Israel. Egypt or other Arab
countries in the event of a
Asked about Palestinians and
the PLO in relation to Israel, 15
per cent gave the Palestinians
their support (49 per cent to
Israel) and 11 per cent approved
the PLO (56 per cent to Israel),
indicating that distinctions
between the PLO and other
Palestinians still existed in the
public mind, but somewhat les
Apparently not much chann
took place in public attitudr
towards negotiations with (hi I
PLO. Asked in January. 1975
whether Israel was right 6i
wrong in refusing to negotiate
with the PLO. 29 per cent
throught Israel right, while 36 I
per cent disapproved. The same
question asked in the current I
survey brought similar results, |
30 per cent approving Israel and'
41 per cent disapproving. Aboul
one-third of the respondents bottT
in 1975 and 1979 had no opinion
or were not sure how to answer
the question.
United States negotiating with
the PLO even if Israel objected?
Here Americans were split
almost into thirds. Forty-two
percent said no, 34 percent said
vex. and 24 percent were un-
Respondents were asked how
they felt about power groups in
the United States. Their
responses, consistent in surveys
for the past five years, named oil
companies, large corporations.
labor unions and Arab interests
as groups with too much power.
Zionist groups and American
.Jews appeared at the bottom of
I he list.
Yankelovich. Skelly and White
has been surveying American
attitudes toward Jews and Israel
for the American Jewish Com-
mittee since 1974.
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Court Upholds Arrest
Of Ultra-Nationalist i
JERUSALEM (JTA) A Jerusalem district
court upheld the administrative arrest of Rabbi Meir
Kahane. leader of the ultra-nationalist "Kach" move-
ment, and an associate. Baruch Green, who were jailed l
on orders of the Defense Ministry for allegedly planning .
vigilante" action against Arabs on the West Bank.
The case is the first in which administrative
detention imprisonment without trial was applied
by Israeli authorities against Jewish citizens of Israel.
THE STATE sentenced Kahane and Green to six
months but Judge Asher Felix Landau, president of the
court, reduced the term to three months, subject to
review after that period. He also allowed the accused the
right of appeal.
The Defense Ministry had demanded that Kahane
be incarcerated at the Shatta maximum security prison. J
According to press reports, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi}
aniomo Ooren asked a senior Cabinet minister to inter-
SLA 1;tvetK?hane mstead. *less har8h
i facility ui the Jordan Valley.

Friday, June 6, 1980
The Jewish Floridian of Pinellas County
Page 3
Confirmation Service at Beth Israel Beginning Hebrew Course
Temple B'nai Israel of Clear-
water Confirmation Service was
held on Sunday, May 26. During
the Shavuoth Festival season,
this service symbolizes the com-
pletion of 10 years of Religious
School training and the young
people's confirmation of their
faith as Jews.
The original service was
created by the students and is
entitled "Our Decalogue for a
New Decade." Rabbi Arthur I.
Baseman gave the confirmation
charge and blessing. Zena W.
Sulkes, director of education, and
!flarbara Rosenblum, temple
president, made the presen-
tations to the following con-
Adina Baseman, daughter of
Renee and Arthur Baseman;
Suzanne Bergman, daughter of
Rita and Fred Bergman; Scott
Bobo, son of Gloria and Ezra
Bobo; Diane Chervitz, daughter
of Dot Pat and Norton Chervitz;
Claire Knfinger, daughter of
Barbara and Julian En finger;
Michael Friedman, son of Norma
and Martin Friedman; Bradley
Golomb, son of Lorraine and
Roger Golomb; Michael Haimes,
son of Judith and Allen Haimes;
Daniel Harris, son of Sheila and
Michael Harris; Helen Harris,
daughter of Rosa and Emanuel
Also, Wayne Ismark,
son of Lorraine and Martin
Ismark; Leslie Klein, daughter of
Babbette Klein and Robert
Klein; Beth Polukoff, daughter of
Renee and Leonard Polukoff;
Mindy Rothfield, daughter of
Sandy and Max Rothfield; Kathy
Schick, daughter of Lisl and
Alfred Schick; Robert Schwer-
sky, son of Sandra and Donald
Schwersky; Corinne Sherline,
daughter of Ellen and Jay
Sherline; Roger Siegel, son of
Sara and Harvey Siegel; Gregg
Solar, son of Anita and Carl
Solar; Natalie Ward, daughter of
Rachel and James Ward; Elise
Zeigcr, daughter of Phyllis and
Vincient Iampieri and Martin
and Marge Zeiger.
Camp Kadima Opens June 23
The Jewish Community Cen-
[ter. 8167 Elbow Lane North, St.
[Petersburg, announces that
| Camp Kadima will open on June
Two four-week sessions will be
loffered. June 23 July 18. July 21
Aug. 15.
The following programs are
loffered at Camp Kadima: A play
Igroup for 2-2'/2-year-oIds;
Ikindercamp for 2V4 years to pre-
Ikindergarten; Kadima for
children kindergarten to fifth
grade; Sports and safari camps
for sixth to eighth grades; L.I.T.,
grade 9 or 14 years; C.I.T., grade
10 or 15 years.
There is also a special camp
program for the exceptional
child. Hot lunches prepared on
the premises, and many field
trips are offered. Head counselors
are qualified teachers with years
of teaching and camping ex-
A Red Cross swimming pro-
gram, tennis, basketball, field
sports, arts and cratts, horseback
riding, and music are just some of
the many activities offered.
Transportation is optional.
While Camp Kadima offers
programs which foster Jewish
traditions, customs and values,
the camp is open to all children
regardless of race, color or
national origin.
Open house for parents,
campers and guests will be on
. Thursday, June 19. at 7 p.m. at
Camp Kadima.
Request Rejected
No Industrial Diamonds Without Bids
The United States has rejected
Israel b request to renew a five-
year agreement that allows Israel
in buy industrial diamonds from
the American strategic stockpile
negotiated price Stockpile
iii pis are normally sold by
competitive bidding.
Israel wanted the agreement.
which expired over the weekend,
in continue because it provides a
guaranteed source of supply for
its diamond cutting and
polishing industry, which em-
ploys 20,000 persons and
provides 40 percent of Israel's
export earnings. Last year. Israel
sold $1.5 billion -pi gems made
from the industrial diamonds, a
50 percent increase over the 1978
THE U.S. decision was an-
nounced by Richard Cooper.
Undersecretary of State for
Economic Affairs, who called the
1975 agreement made by then
Secretary of State Henry
Suncoast Club
The Suncoast Jewish Com-
munity Social Club of Clearwater
meets every Wednesday from 1
to I p.m. in the social hall of
, Congregation Beth Shalom,
'learwater. Cards and other
activities are planned.
Israel wanted the
agreement, which expired
over thi' weekend, to con-
tinue because it provides u
guaranteed source of supply
for its diamond cutting and
polishing industry, which
employs 20,000-person-, .
Kissinger and Treasury
Secretary William Simon
"anachronistic" in view of a new
Congressionally mandated legal
framework for stockpile disposal.
He also cited domestic
criticism of a $9 million diamond
sale to Israel in 1976 in which
some people accused Israel of
taking unfair advantage of its
rights. Israel, in rejecting the
charge, said it was the clear
intention of Congress to give
Israel special access to the stock-
The refusal to renew the accord
came despite a last-minute plea
to President Carter by five
members of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee: Frank
Church (D., Idaho), the com-
mittee chairman; Jacob Javits
(R.. N.Y.I, the ranking
Republican; Joseph Biden Jr.
(D., Del.). Paul Sarbanes (D.,
Md.) and Richard Stone (D.. Fla.)
COOPER SAID Israel would
have a fair chance to bid on the
diamonds and would have
"nondiscriminatory access."
Hart Fisher, a Washington
lawyer, representing the U.S.
commercial agent for the Israeli
State-owned diamond company,
said that it this decision is not
.mil Israel, it is at least anti-
Megin." He charged "it
represents another tilt against
Olitzky Receives
MA Degree
Kerry Marc Olitzky, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. N. Olitzky. St.
Petersburg, received his master
of arts in Hebrew Letters from
Hebrew Union College-Jewish
I nstitute of Religion on June 4.
Olitzky received B.A. and
M.A. degrees from the Univer-
sity of South Florida, Tampa,
and will be ordained at Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion in 1981.
Installation Dinner
An installation dinner of of-
ficers and board of trustees of
Temple Ahavat Shalom was held
on Wednesday. June 4. at
Countryside Country Club.
Dr. Jules Goldstein was chair-
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A small group of members has
just completed a course in
beginning Hebrew at
Congregation Beth Sholom of
Gulf port.
The course is taught by Rabbi
Sidney Lubin and sponsored by
the educational committee and
its chairwoman Doris Kushner.
This group had no knowledge
of Hebrew prior to the course, but
they can now read Hebrew and
follow the services on the Sab-
bath, according to Sam Vogel.
vice president.
Classes will resume in the fall,
when students will be taught the
translation of Hebrew into
The congregation is composed
of senior citizens only.
Temple Ahavat Shalom News
Sisterhood of Temple Ahavat
Shalom's installation dinner is
planned for June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
at Bill Irle's Restaurant in
Call Clara Graff or Linda Dunn
for reservations.
On June 8, the Men's Club
softball team of Temple Ahavat
Shalom will play against B'nai
Israel from 9 to 11 a.m. The field
is located on Hercules Street at
Sunset Point Road.
Soft drinks will be provided,
but those attending are asked to
bring folding lawn chairs.
On June 22, the Men's Club
will host a picnic in the pavilion
at the lake in Brooker Creek
Park. Soft drinks and charcoal
will be complimentary. Each
family is asked to bring a covered
dish item to be shared.
For suggestions as well as
boating and swimming in-
formation, call Irwin Lieberman.
Beach Party Slated for June 21
The Young Couples Club of
Congregation Beth Shalom of
Clearwater plans a beach party
on June 21 at 8:30 p.m. at
Dunedin Causeway Beach.
Hot dogs, salads, soft drinks
and marshmallows will be
Call to RSVP by June 14 to
Inez Swerdlow or Esther Kirsch.
Board of Directors'Additions
The Jewish Federation of
I'me I las County, at its May
lx>ard of directors meeting,
approved the nominating
committee's recommendations to
include Alan Schwartz and Lou
Rosen for three-year terms on the
Federation board of directors and
Kabbi Michael Charney as vice
president of the education
Clearwater Friendship Club Picnic
Clearwater Friendship Club of
Temple B'nai Israel will have a
picnic at Freedom Park, 49th St.
and U.S. 19, Pinellas Park.
Member'- are to bring lunch
and games. Those needing rides
should assemble at the temple
rear parking lot at 10 a.m.
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Volume 1

We Condemn the Violence
We join the many Jewish organizations and
leaders across the nation and in Israel that condemn
the violence perpetrated against Arab residents on
the West Bank this week.
The death of the yeshiva students in Hebron
last month was a tragedy that can not be forgotten.
But the bombing attacks on the Arab mayors do
not erase the tragedy, and they can not be forgiven.
Far from strengthening Israel's presence on the
West Bank, the violence only serves to weaken it.
Furthermore, when we condemn Palestinian
violence as bestial and unspeakable, we condemn all
violence. Condemnation of violence can not be
selective. It is a repudiation of inhuman behavior.
These assessments must hold true for the
Jewish extremists responsible for this week's at-
tacks, as well.
There will be those who are afraid to repudiate
the attacks on the basis that they were launched in
the cause of Israel's survival. We do not doubt the
extent of the danger to Israel's survival. Disaf-
fection with Israel's cause grows daily, especially in
Europe, whose revolting pragmatic politics brings
new anti-Israeli betrayals every day.
But the extremist bombings do not strengthen
Israel's cause. In our view, they weaken it. Israel's
survival must depend on other thingsparticularly
the iron determination not to submit to her am-
putation and even execution by demands from her
"friends" for never ending concessions.
At the very least. Israel must be as efficient in
ferreting out those responsible for this week's
violence as she has been in the past in her defense
against outside enemies. The enemies within,
Jewish though they may be, are no less dangerous.
Consulate for Miami
For a long time now, pressure has been
mounting for the establishment of an Israel Con-
sulate in Miami. We can understand the original
consular structure as established by the State of
Israel to represent its nationals and its interests in
the southeastern part of the United States.
But to continue not to have an Israel Consulate
in Miami seems to us to be a grievous omission. It
downgrades the efficiency and the cross-sectional
representation of Israel's consular corps.
It fails to take into account the phenomenal
growth of the Jewish community of South Florida
during the past 30 years, including its substantial
Israeli contingent, whose philanthropic and
organizational contributions to the Jewish State are
Until Miami has a full-fledged Israeli Consulate
here, both will suffer an unworthy and unexplain-
able dearth of diplomatic representational presence,
Turning on the Tears
There seems to be a flood of crocodile tears by
West Bank And Gaza Strip leaders over the
resignation of Ezer Weizman as Israel's Defense
Minister. It was a "major loss for mutual un-
derstanding between Jews and Arabs," they
moaned. Others expressed the fear that the
moderate viewpoint would no longer be heard in the
A similar display took place when Moshe
Day an resigned as Foreign Minister last year. It is
probably true that Day an and Weizman, both
sabras, had more rapport with Arabs than then-
Cabinet colleagues. But aside from whatever had
been said privately, what support have West Bank
and Gaza leaders given the "moderate" viewpoint in
'Break OPEC Stranglehold
KirklandUrges We Stop Paying Ransom
22 SIVAN 5740
Number 4
Kirkland, president of the AFL-
CIO. said here that the govern-
ment should import all oil
coming into the U.S. and ration
gasoline to 'break the OPEC
stranglehold" and stop paying
"ransom" to the Arab oil states.
Kirkland declared, "It is time
to recognize the inflation problem
for what it is: uncontrolled and
outrageous increases in prices for
two of the most fundamental and
important costs in our society
the cost of energy and the cost of
United States to follow the
dictates of its conscience in in-
ternational politics a freedom
that requires breaking the OPEC
stranglehold is the greatest of
"Weaning the U.S. economy
off its diet of imported oil is
essential to stop the outflow of
U.S. dollars overseas. It is also
essential if we are to restore
sanity to domestic pricing
mechanisms. Permitting U.S. oil
producers to charge the same
price as OPEC for domestic oil
a price that has no relationship to
the cost of production forfeits
what is rightly national decision-
making to foreign powers.
"Even more important,
however, is the threat posed to
the role of the United States as
the leader of the free world by the
spectacle of the U.S. paying
ransom in both dollars and in
our relations with other nations
to the Arab oil states.
"AS A FIRST step toward
reducing the dependence on
imported oil, the government of
the United States should act as
the importer of all oil. I, frankly,
have little confidence in the
ability of the large oil companies
to negotiate a fair price from
OPEC especially since the
greater the increase in the OPEC
price, the more they can charge
for domestic oil.
"Further, given the political
importance the sellers attach to
their product, I do not believe it
is wise to entrust profit-making
corporations with making
decisions which are essential to
U.S. foreign policy.
Asserting that "current
economic policies to reduce in-
flation are deficient," Kirkland
told 300 delegates to the national
convention of the American
Jewish Congress in the Hyatt-
Regency Hotel that he favored "a
fundamental redirection of
current national policies" on oil
and high interest rates.
"Finally, only when the
government imports all oil can
the government begin to turn off
recognize the inherent economic
and political danger in importint
Arab oil. And, therefore, I believe
the American people would
support a fair, mandatory
gasoline rationing program, if
necessary, to break the OPEC
"The government also has a
responsibility to make certain
that the price that is charged for
energy is reasonable and fair.
Given the virtual monopoly
characteristics of the oil industry,
it should be treated as a public
utility and its rates regulated -
in much the same manner as
electric and natural gas utilities
through a process that
protects the public interest.
"The central argument for the
so-called decontrol of the oil
companies that a free market
economy will solve all of the price
and allocation problems does
not square with the historical fact
that oil seems to bring out all the
worst impulses of entrepreneurs
and the capitalist system."
interest rates and tight money
contribute to inflation they do
not reduce inflation," Kirkland
told the American Jewish
Congress delegates:
"High interest rates can only
fight inflation if one accepts the
premise that there is some good
to unemployment. Show me a
person who believes unem-
ployment is good for society, and
I will show you someone who has
never been unemployed.
"Jobs are the solution to
joverty, to hunger, to filling the
jver-present needs of workers to
feed, clothe and shelter their
families. Jobs provide the income
with which individuals can enjoy
their rights to life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness."
Who said boycott?
The Argus
Two Groups Press Arab Cause in U.S.
Two groups pressing the Arab
cause in the United States have
set as a Spring and Summer,
1980, goal a cut of $150 million in
U.S. assistance to Israel.
One of the units is NAAA (the
National Association of Arab
Americans). The second calls it-
self PHRC (the Palestine Human
Rights Campaign). It seems
reasonable to expect these two
groups to make common cause
with the new MEPAC (Middle
East Peace Action Coalition).
Don't let this proliferation of
pressure on behalf of some Arab
nations mystify and confuse you.
Nor need you be surprised to
learn that the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference and
Operation PUSH, two American
black organizations, are now
marching under the banner of the
Middle East Peace Action
Coalition along with the All
African People's Revolutionary
Party and several other outfits.
WHEN YOU recall that the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference and Operation PUSH
made the headlines not long ago
by embracing the ubiquitous
Yasir Arafat, head of the
collection of Arab terrorists
known as the Palestine
Liberation Organization, you can
understand why those bodies are
now following Arab leaders.
Currently, one of their chief
propaganda efforts is to un-
dermine the effectiveness of the
Camp David agreements.
These significant develop-
ments are reviewed carefully in
the April 9 issue of the Near East
Report, a valuable guide to Mid-
dle East happenings. This com-
prehensive resume indicates that
one of the pro-Arab bodies
mentioned the Palestine
Human Rights Campaign is
reportedly under investigation on
suspicion of failing to register as
a foreign agent for the PLO.
Along the way of the Near
East Report's expose of these
activities, inimical to the
economy, security, and survival
of the State of Israel, one learns
that the American Friends
Service Committee is yet another
party agitating for the Arab-
desired cut of $150 million in U.S.
assistance to Israel.
THIS SEEMS strange, for the
Quaker group has long contended
that it aims to rescue, feed, and
succor people in need. Here one
feels free to cite a July 18, 1979
letterto-the-editor by the
Executive Secretary of the New
England Region of the American
friends Service Committee: that
earnest person contends in her
letter that the AFSC's goals in
the Middle East are not political,
but humanitarian. No doubt, a
great deal of the Service Com-
mittee's efforts are humanitarian.
But what is an APSC lobbying
effort agianst U.S. aid to Israel if
it is not political?
Those who want' this flow of
funds from Washington to Israel
diminished argue that Israel
intends to use the money to build
new settlements in 1981.
Actually, Israel uses such
funding to buy American goods.
It does not spend monetary
assistance of this kind in areas
brought under its administraion
since 1967.
Why do Quakers let their good
name and fine intentions get
sullied with anti-Israel activities?
Why has the American Friends
Service Committee, from 1951 on,
advocated support for and
recognition of the terrorist unit,
PLO? Why does this otherwise
idealistic American association
insist that the PLO must be ,
included in negotiations aimed at
undergirding long-prayed-for
peace in the Middle East?
In 1977, the American Friends
Service Committee made clear its
intention, in calling a conference
on "The New Imperative For
Israeli-Palestinian Peace," that it
expected Israel to negotiate with
the PLO.
GO TO THE terrorists who
murder Israeli athletes at
Olympic games and murder
Israeli babies in head-hunting
raids and continue to vow to
crush the existence of the Jewish
state, begging for peace, "the
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nablus and a partial one in
SECURITY forces spent the
day attempting to disperse
btudent demonstrators in both
fowns. Three youngsters were
grounded in the legs by Israeli
koldiers who came under a hail of
[stones when they tried to
emova road block. They were
The Town Councils of
.{amallah and El Bireh, ten miles
north of Jerusalem, convened in
Emergency session in violation of
ders from the military govern-
Inent. They were joined by sym-
Ipathy delegations from Hebron,
iBethlehem and Halhoul. The
Town Council of Gaxa resigned
en masse to protest "the
[negative developments in the
Prime Minister Menachem
.Begin, in his first act as interim
[Minister of Defense, ordered
[.security forces to launch a com-
prehensive investigation to find
[those responsible for the
crimes of the worst kind." But
lhe rejected demands by the
Peace Now Movement and the
ISheli faction to immediately
Jisarm the Gush Emunim and
bther Jewish extremists and
place their settlements and
piving quarters under curfew.
"We are a state of law, and as
Jong as we have no proof, we
should not cast suspicions
against anybody," Begin said. It
Kta recalled however that after
Lhe Hebron killings on May 2,
that town was placed under a
kurfew which lasted 12 days, and
cores of -local Arabs were
[rounded up for questioning.
Begin said that as a human
[being he expressed sorrow over
I the .acts and shared the grief of
[the families of the victims.
|Deputy Prime Minister Yigael
[Yadin. leader of the Democratic
[Movement, expressed "shock"
lover the assassination attempts
but said he was confident that
lhe security agencies would find
(hose responsible and put them
on trial.
MK and former Chief of Police,
presented an urgent motion to
lhe Knesset condemning the
nut rage. Labor MK Yossi Sarid
fc-aid bombs "blasted to
smithereens any illusion that
Israel could maintain its control
bf the administered territories
MK Chaike Grossman of
W.i11,1 in sent a telegram to Begin
iemanding that Israel's special
anti-terrorist squad be put on
the trail of the perpetrators
Two Groups Press
Arab Cause in UJS.
Continued from Page 4
ASFC urged, in effect.
At the time. Theodore Bickel
I commented that the Quakers
would never have asked the
National Association For the
Advancement of Colored People
to bargain with the Ku Klux
jKlan, a terrorist group anathema
|to practically all Americans. Why
[then call upon Israelis to dicker
rith a band of brigands whjch
the United States itself has
I Pledged not to deal with until it
adheres to UN Security Council
|Kesolution 242 and 338?
In the early days of Quaker
[action in America, the Friends
[established a golden reputation
|by working to abolish slavery in
Ithis country. Is it too much to
recommend to the American
Friends Service Commitee to
(follow that lead now? Saudi
vArabia alone has 250,000 slaves
iVt^nit8 borders? Why "'* the
i>i n Uke a resPite frm it8 Pro"
LO and anti-Israeli activity and
get involved in the fight to end
I Arab slavery?
Coordinated West Bank Bombings
immediately. The Hadash Com-
munist Party issued a statement
blaming the Gush Emunim and
Rabbi Meir Kahane's extremist
KACH movement for the bomb-
Kahane's group has long been
agitating for vigilante action
against West Bank Arabs, and
Kahane himself was placed
under administrative arrest last
month for allegedly harassing
Arabs. KACH spokesmen denied
any connection with the bomb-
ings but implied that they ap-
proved of the acts.
YOSSI DAYAN, an aide to
Kahane, told reporters that the
bombings were "the tip of the
iceberg" compared to what
would happen if the proposed
autonomy plan was implemented
on the West Bank. He said he
had not been approached by the
police so far and had nothing to
hide from them.
The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv
issued a strong condemnation of
the bombings. An Embassy
spokesman said, "This is yet
another incident in the vicious
circle of hostility and counter-
hostility." Officials at the Egyp-
tian Embassy also denounced
the attacks and said Egypt
opposed any kind of violence
from whatever source.
Police reported that their
initial investigation showed that
the three bombs intended for the
Arab mayors were planted in the
same manner, attached to the
left front wheels of the mayors'
cars and wired to detonate either
when the ignition key was
turned or when the door on the
driver's side was opened.
THE FIRST blast wrecked
the car of Mayor Khallaf of
Ramallah. Brig. Gen. Binyamin
Ben-Eliezer, Commander of the
West Bank, immediately ordered
police sappers to inspect the cars
of all West Bank mayors. In
Mayor Shakas' case, the police
arrived too late. In El Bireh, the
mayor escaped injury, but the
police sapper assigned to his car
was badly injured.
Ben-Eliezer toured the West
Bank by helicopter and visited
the towns where the bombings
occurred. He was accompanied
by Lt. Gen. Moshe Levy, com-
mander of the central region.
Asked if the army was taken
by surprise by the violence, Ben-
Eliezer told reporters, "The
army has always been ready."
He refused further comment.
IN JERUSALEM meanwhile,
police checked the homes and
cars of all Arab dignitaries. They
were placed on special alert to
prevent possible demonstrations
by the Arab population in East
The question remained as to
whether the events would further
aggravate the grave situation on
the West Bank where protests
have been mounting against
what the local populace regards
as increasingly tough measures
by the Israeli authorities.
Tension has been running high
since the summary deportations
of Mayor Fahed Kawasme of
Hebron, Mayor Mohammed
Milhim of Halhoul and Kadi
(Religious Judge) Raj el) Buyud
Tamimi of Hebron in the after-
math of the May 2 killings. Last
month, the Supreme Court gave
the government 45 days to show
cause why the deportation orders
should not be rescinded.
Ironically, Mayor Shaka of
Nablus was ordered deported
last year because of allegedly
anti-Israel remarks he made in a
with an
official. The
Court was also involved in that
case, but the military govern-
ment withdrew the deportation
order before the court could act
on an appeal by Shakas family.
OBSERVERS believe that
Israeli security forces will have a
difficult time maintaining order
on the West Bank in the weeks
to come as a result of these
events. Hundreds of students
demonstrated outside the Nablus
Hospital where Shaka was
undergoing surgery.
Many wore masks and waved
Molotov cocktails over their
heads. Soldiers and reporters
who approached them were
greeted with stones and shouted
slogans such as "Israel, no, no.
no only PLO" and "End the
occupation." The demonstrators
were dispersed by tear gas.
The bombings overshadowed
Begin's assumption of the
Defense Ministry post in an
attempt to defuse coalition
opposition to his proposed shift
of Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir to the Defense slot and
Energy Minister Yitzhak Modai
to the Foreign Ministry.
A Look Back at Events Leading to Partition
London Chronicle Syndicate
While Britain's wartime
coalition Government under Mr.
(later, Sir! Winston Churchill
continued the anti-Zionist policy
of the 1939 White Paper on
Palestine, the Prime Minister
himself was secretly planning to
reverse it by sponsoring a new
partition scheme for the
establishment of a Jewish State.
New details of the scheme and
its abandonment by Churchill
after the assassination of Lord
Moyne in Cairo by members of
the Stern Group in 1944 formed
the basis of a lecture by Lord
Bethell, the Conservative
politican and historian, to the
Institute of Jewish Affairs in
London recently.
THE AUTHOR of Palestine
Triangle, Lord Bethell has spent
several years researching the
closing period of the British
His lecture, "Britain's Plan to
Partition Palestine in 1944 the
New Evidence," was based on
recently released and formerly
secret official documents.
Lord Bethell recalled that the
Conservative Party, by and
large, shared the conviction with
the military and, above all, the
Foreign Office, that the aban-
donment of support for the
Zionist endeavor and a pro-Arab
orientation were vital to the
Allied cause during the Second
World War and to Britain's
imperial interests afterwards.
Nevertheless, he said, Churchill
nurtured the hope of reversing
this policy at the first suitable
A LIFE-LONG supporter of
Zionism, Churchill had promised
Dr. Chaim Weizmann that he
would "plunge his hand into the
pie and extract a real plum for the
This took the form of a Cabinet
committee, composed of 10
ministers and chaired by Herbert
Morrison (later Lord Morrison),
which was set up in the summer
of 1943 with the specific task of
resolving the Arab-Jewish
conflict in Palestine.
By mid-December of that year,
the Morrison Committee had
presented its initial report, from
which only one member, the
Foreign Office Minister, Richard
Law, dissented.
lhe report proposed a partition
of Palestine and the establish-
ment of a Jewish State in
boundaries more favorable than
suggested in the Peel partition
As the world moves closer and closer in its effort to stuff
Israel bach into its pre-1948 borders, the whole question of
the Palestine partition plan is open for discussion once
more. The British-backed plan to rewrite UN Res. 242
evokes the nightmare that the original United Nations
decision to establish a Jewish State in Palestine may itself
come under renewed scrutiny. Following is a review of the
historic events leading up to the original UN partition
plan (which the Zionist Congress
had accepted in 1937).
report, in October, 1944, was
even more favorable to the Jews,
since it also envisaged that the
Negev would eventually be in-
cluded in the Jewish State.
The committee also recom-
mended that its partition plan
"be carried through whatever the
The opposition was not all that
formidable. It came mainly from
the Foreign Office. Indeed,
documents show that even the
High Commissioner for
Palestine, Sir Harold
Mac Michael, and even the Prime
Ministers of Jordan and Iraq had
by then been won over to the
concept of the partition of
Palestine as the only solution to
the Arab-Jewish conflict.
the details of the report to Dr.
Weizmann early in November,
adding that the partition plan
would be implemented after the
end of the war.
However, on Nov. 6, Lord
Moyne, the British Resident
Minister in Cairo an old and
dear personal friend of the Prime
Minister was assassinated by
two members of the Stem Group.
Lord Bethell stressed that
although the Morrison partition
plan survived the Moyne
assassination, the killing had a
"devastating" effect on Churchill
personally and in Britain
Lord Moyne had been among
the ministers who had supported
the establishment of a Jewish
State in a partitioned Palestine,
and Churchill could not un-
derstand the motives of the
"If our dreams of Zionism are
to end in the smoke of assassins'
pistols, and our labors for its
future to produce only a new set
of gangsters worthy of Nazi
Germany, many like myself will
have to reconsider the position
we have maintained so con-
sistently and so long in the past,"
the Prime Minister declared.
HE WAS only partly mollified
by the fact that the official
Zionist leadership headed by
Dr. Weizmann and David Ben
Gurion had condemned the
assassination and embarked
upon cooperation with the British
by supplying them with a list of
names of 500 members of the
Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern
Lord Bethell pointed out that
the handing over of members of
the underground to the British
remained a very sensitive and
controversial issue in Israel.
But what the official Zionist
leadership had known and*
their opponents in the Irgun had
not was that, at stake at the
time was the British plan for the
establishment of a Jewish State
in Palestine.
In War, Israel Still
To Hold Own-Nixon
NEW YORK (ZINS) Former U.S. President
Richard M. Nixon includes several pithy passages on
Israel's military capability in his book, The Real War.
Following is a summary of his views: In the event of a
new Mideast war, Israel would still have the upper hand
even if it were to be attacked by all countries in the area,
including Egypt should that country decide to renege on
the peace treaty and join Israel's foes.
THE SITUATION in the Persian Gulf, according to
Nixon, is altogether different. Should a crisis develop in
that area requring military intervention, Israel would not
be able to carry out any military intervention, Israel
would not be able to carry out any military operations,
despite her superb armored divisions and her (possible)
atomic capabilities. The huge distance from home base
would preclude the possibility of moving significant
military forces to the area (as she was able to do in the
case of the Entebbe rescue).
Neither could Israel succeed in Iraq, with or without
a Soviet presence in the area. In sum, Israel's army is
quite capable of protecting its own borders, but cannot
operate at distances. The same, in fact, is true of
America, according to Nixon.

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The Real Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East
The following article by the
chairman of the Conference of
President* of Major American
Jewish Organizationa, Theodore
R Mann, was published as a
column on the editorial page of
the "Wall Street Journal May
14. '
Are Israel's settlements on the
West Bank really an obstacle to
President Sadat of Egypt has
condemned them as "unfounded,
ill-conceived and illegal."
President Carter says the set-
tlements are harmful to the
continuing negotiations on the
future of the disputed areas. The
New York Times editorializes
that the spirit of Camp David is
threatened by Prime Minister
Begin's settlement policy. But
the history of the area repudiates
this view. The obstacle to Arab-
Israel peace is the same as it has
been since 1948 Arab refusal
(except now for Egypt) to accept
Israels rightful place in the
Middle East
In 1948, when Israel declared
its statehood, five Arab armies
invaded the fledgling nation to
destroy it. When the fighting
stopped. King Hussein was in
possession of the West Bank
territories and East Jerusalem,
which his troops had captured
during the fighting. He promptly
annexed the territories and
changed the name of his country
from Transjordan to Jordan.
In June 1967. Jordan used the
W est Hank and But Jerusalem
as jumping Off point* from which
to invadfl Israel again, in what
turned out to (* the Six Da)
War When that fighting
stopped, it was Israel that held
the West Bank and East
Driven back to its original
borders on the eastern shore of
the Jordan River, King Hussein's
regime refused to negotiate peace
with Israel. The Jewish state
thereupon began placing set-
tlements in strategic locations in
the West Bank to stand guard
against renewed attack, whether
from Jordanian troops or PLO
TODAY the Carter
Administration and Israel agree
Jiat there should be no new
Palestinian state between Israel
and the one that already exists
Jordan. (Most Jordanian citizens
are Palestinians; most
Palestinians are citizens of
Jordan). How to prevent a
nascent Palestinian state from
coming into being is what divides
Washington and Jerusalem.
On the settlements, Menachem
Begin contends that (1) Jews
have every right to settle in
Judea and Samaria, traditionally
Jewish areas that were part of the
original Palestine mandate: (2) if
Arabs can live as a minority in
Israel. Jews can live as a
minority in the West Bank: and
(3) in any case, the settlements
are essential for Israel's security.
Whether or not one accepts all
of Mr. Begins arguments, it
turns history on its head to hold
that the settlements, are an
obstacle to peace. When previous
Israeli governments pursued a
far more circumscribed set
tlement policy. .Jordan and the
other Aral) states refused to talk
peace from 1949 to 19fi~. wher
Jordan occupied both the West
Bank and East Jerusalem
areas which the Arabs now insist
Israel return as a precondition for
joining the negotiations. And
they refuse to talk peace now.
It is Arab refusal to accept
Israel as a permanent part of the
Middle East not the set-
tlements that is and always
has been the only obstacle to
peace. It is Arab unwillingness to
accept Israel's legitimacy not
the "Palestinian issue" that is
the heart of the problem in the
Middle East.
In November 1977, President
Sadat made his momentous
decision to fly to Jerusalem and
the stalemate was broken. But no
other state in the region has
followed Sadat's initiative, and
Israel is not so suicidal as to
withdraw from territories that
separate her from her avowed
enemies in the absence of peace.
AT CAMP David, the parties
approached this aspect of the
problem by inaugurating a
process to encourage fun-
damental attitudinal changes
Arab hatred. Jewish fears
among the peoples living in the
area. This process called for
giving the Palestinian Arabs and
the Israelis on the West Bank
five years of experience in living
together under an autonomy
agreement in which the powers
and responsibilities of an
Administrative Council or self-
governing authority would be
defined by mutual agreement \
goal ot May 26, I960 was set to
achieve that limited agreement
All questions of permanent
borders and sovereignty were
explicitly deferred, in the hope
that autonomy for the
Palestinians and the evolution of
normal relations between Egypt
and Israel would lead other
Middle Eastern states to con-
clude that peace with Israel was
no longer unthinkable. Only then
could a comprehensive peace be
The purpose of the autonomy
talks, then, is not to create a
Palestinian state or to bring
about ultimate annexation of the
territory, either by Jordan or by
Israel, but to give Israelis and
Palestinians the opportunity to
overcome the psychological
barriers that have separated
them for more than a generation.
Toward that end the Palestinians
will, under autonomy, enjoy more
control over their daily lives than
they have ever had under
ruler. It is understood
Jordan and other Arab states i
not now ready to make
with Israel; but it is hoped that*
successful autonomy experien
will enhance the likelihood th
they will want to later.
It is a noble goal; some might!
call it quixotic And it might yJ
work, given enough time. But i
attention is focused on Israeli
settlement policy rather than ot
the respective rights an<
responsibilities of the
Palestinians and the Israelis i^
the West Bank during the next
five years, I fear there will be no
progress toward the goal of
achieving a plan for self-rule that |
all the parties can agree on.

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Page 7
Carter, Muskie 242 Stand Satisfying
Continued from Page 1
|hem m Vienna later in the
lonth The Europeans have
[pen saying for some time that
hey would press for changes in
e peace process launched at
lamp David if the. autonomy
L|ks failed to yield noticeable
[regress by the May 26 target
The talks were suspended last
honth by President Anwar
-adat of Egypt on grounds that
Israel's positions on autonomy
fere holding up progress. -
Bui Sadat expressed hope
Ler the weekend that the nego-
itions would be- resumed
phortly. Carter said that he ex-
ited Israel and Egypt to start
talking again within two weeks.
|My prediction to you is without
lery much more delay we will be
.nek at the negotiating table
-naking progress again toward
Ihe Mideast peace treaty on that
[Camp David) basis and full
Jiutonomy for the West Bank
nd Gaza," he told the Cable
vs Service
HE SAID he did not expect a
European move for several
ks. but "We have a veto
power that we can exercise if
necessary, to prevent the Camp
David process from being
destroyed or subverted and I
would not hesitate to use it if
necessary," he declared.
He acknowledged the wide dif-
ferences between Egypt and
Israel over the nature of auton-
omy and other matters and
observed "These kinds of things
are extremely hard to resolve but
we are down to what you might
call the nitty gritty now. The
issues are clearly defined."
Carter said the Europeans had
the "same hope that we do that
the issue of autonomy on the
West Bank, the resolution of the
Palestinian problem, the
provision of security for Israel, a
I XT in a iic 111 peace in the Middle
East (be) comprehensively nego-
tiated with Israel's neighbors.
We have the same goals."
HE NOTED that he would be
attending a seven nation Euro-
pean economic summit meeting
in Vienna on June 22 and that
the EEC leaders will convene in
Venice ten days earlier. "There
will certainly, almost certainly
be no action by them before that
date. We are encouraging the
European allies not to intervene
in the (Israeli-Egyptian) nego-
tiations as long as we are
meeting and are making
progress toward a Mideast peace
settlement," he said.
He warned however that
"Even if they do come in, we will
not permit in the United Nations
any action that would destroy
the sanctity of and the present
form of UN (Security Council
Resolution) 242."
Carter's strong statement of
his position came after visiting
French Foreign Minister Jean
Francois-Poncet told reporters in
Washington Friday that the
European allies would take a
new initiative in the Middle East
very shortly to meet Palestinian
aspirations, despite American
objections. He said the Euro-
peans would act because they
felt that the American-mediated
autonomy talks had broken
HE SAID that while the
specific language of the Euro-
pean initiative has not yet been
decided, "it will be and must be
a balanced approach" that
should provide for Israel's
security and for Palestinian self-
(lilcrmination, a term generally
interpreted as the right of the
Palestinians to have their own
slate on the West Bank and
tiaza Strip.
Poncet met with reporters
after he conferred with Muskie.
The Secretary of State repor-
tedly urged against a European
initiative in the Mideast and
insisted that the U.S. did not
feel the autonomy talks were
The Carter Administration
had a similar reaction to pro-
posals by British Foreign Sec-
retary Lord Carrington in
Washington last month. The
British diplomat urged the U.S.
to accept the idea of a European
conference to alter Resolution
242. He was reportedly told by
the Administration that the
Camp David formulas based on
242 provided the only tangible
progress in the peace
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News in Brief
EEC Move to Revise 242 Worries Herzog
LONDON Gen. Haim
flerzog, Israel's former United
Nations Ambassador, says he is
boncerned at possible moves by
Ihe European Economic Com-
lunity to revise UN Security
Council Res. 242 as a basis for a
niddle east settlement.
However, he believes that the
Europeans will not go ahead with
this suggestion unless they first
gain the tacit encouragement of
Ihe United States.
Herzog, who is in London for
[he centenary celebrations of
JRT. gave his views to the Board
of Deputies of British Jews. He
also said he was not unduly
alarmed by President Sadat's
cancellation of the autonomy
talks, noting that this was the
fourth time the Egyptian leader
had behaved in this way since the
negotiations with Israel and the
U.S. had begun.
TEL AVIV The Defense
establishment is in a furor over
Finance Minister Yigal Hurwitz'
plans for new cuts in the defense
budget in his battle against
resurgent inflation.
The proposed cuts could
jeopardize the Lavie, the
projected second generation
Israel-made jet fighter plane and
also affect other defense pur-
chases and probably slow down
the construction of Israel's new
defense lines in the Negev to
replace those to be given up in
Sinai by the end of next year.
The Lavie is of particular
importance to Israel, not only
because it will strengthen the Air
Force with a plane of local design
and manufacture, but will
provide an important source of
foreign currency through export
TORONTO The Canadian
Arab Federation has strongly
criticized Canadian Multi-
culturism Minister James
Fleming for not attending its
national convention held here
over the weekend.
"It is shocking that the
Minister spoke at the Canadian
Jewish Congress two weeks ago,
but would not appear here," CAF
President Khaled Mouammar
declared. He suggested that
Fleming, who is a Liberal Party
member of Parliament from the
Toronto area, feared a backlash
from his constituency which has
a sizeable Jewish population.
Mouammar said that while the
CAP' convention was chiefly
concerned with Palestinian land
claims, Fleming had been invited
in early April to discuss multi-
culture policy, the same subject
he spoke about at the CJC.
Fleming said he declined eight
invitations that weekend and had
suggested MP Aideen Nicholson
could represent him at the CAF
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Page 8
The Jewislt Fbridian ofPinellas County
Friday, June 6, l9gj
After May 26, What Now?
But No Normalization
London Chronicle Syndicate
Do the Egyptians want peace?
Is peace really possible?
After a few days, recently, of
intensive discussions in Cairo, I
have come away with answers
(there is no one answer) that are
surprisingly clear. Sadat wants
peace; the intelligentsia does not
want normalization; and the
masses do not want war. Each of
these opinions is solidly rootec
in the self-interest of those who
hold them.
Sadat is at once the best
known and most enigmatic ol
these three forces. It is possible,
and perhaps even probable, that
he set events in motion by
making war in 1973 and by
inviting himself to Jerusalem in
1977, without a clear conception
of what the ultimate result on
the ground in the Middle East
would be. The one thing that is
undoubted is that both in war
and peace he was, and is, first
and foremost, playing to an
American gallery.
policy is best understood by
dealing first with the much more
easily defined positions and self-
interests of the masses and the
intelligentsia. The Egyptian
masses have one very clear
conviction: they do not want to
fight again. One hundred
thousand casualties in the
various wars with Israel are
This conclusion is shared by
almost everyone in Egypt, in-
cluding even those who are for
the PLO. The widening of the
Suez Canal is now going for-
ward, and the cities on its banks
are being rebuilt. A nation plan-
ning war would not thus block
its attack route.
This does not mean that war is
forever impossible. Some new
Pharaoh may arise that knew
not Camp David. He may have
missiles that will overfly the
Canal and the whole of the Sinai
from deep in Egypt. Neverthe-
less, in the short run, for the
next decade, which is an eternity
in the Middle East, there is no
possibility of an Israeli-Egyptian
THIS PEACE between Israel
and Egypt does not, hosever,
bring with it normalization now
or in the near future. The intel-
lectual and professional classes,
those who form and express
opinions, are in their over-
whelming majority opposed to
normalization and, from the
perspective of their own self-
interest, for very good reason.
Professional wages are low in
Egypt and the way an academic
makes ends meet is by lecturing
in Kuwait or elsewhere in the oil
sheikhdoms for very large fees.
Technicians of all kinds need
their consultancies in the Arab
world and their frequent tem-
porary employment in order to
maintain their lifestyles back
The largest single source of
foreign currency for Egypt as a
whole are the remittances of
some two thousand million
dollars a year, which come back
to their families from the quarter
of a million Egyptians employed
in the Arab world.
This "diaspora" is as large, or
larger, than the Palestinian
group of technicians with which
it competes for place all over the
Middle East. An interruption of
these relations, even a temporary
tremor within them, would be
disastrous not only to those
individuals whose lifestyles
depend on these relationships,
but to the Egyptian State.
A FEW academic encounters
between Israel and Egypt have
taken place, "under the table."
But any Egyptian academic who
is publicly a part of such en-
A diplomat unfurls the flag
Embassy in Cairo. Will the
the days go by ?
At Camp David, both Sadat
and Begin knew that normal-
ization between them had at
least something to do with the
Palestinian question. Obviously,
the differences in the inter-
pretations of that accord which
have now appeared showed that
it meant very different things to
each of them. Were they fooling
each other? I think not, but it is
clear that they misconceived
each other quite fundamentally.
Begin is far more open than
Sadat, and it is therefore easier to
be relatively certain as to what he
thinks. What follows is how
Cairo, today, reads his thinking
(in my view correctly). He seems
to have gone to Camp David as a
great-hearted gentleman. The
Sinai, including the settlements,
the oil fields and the road to
Sharm el Sheikh, were hard to
give up, but ideologically, Jabo-
tinsky and his disciples never laid
claim to them as part of the Land
of Israel.
WHAT COULD be more
noble and gallant than to
give up the Sinai in one grand
gesture, thus accommodating
Sadat's needs, on the assumption
that Sadat would be equally the
great gentleman and allow Begin
to retain territorial sovereignty
over the West Bank? Could
Sadat fail to recognize, in return,
------------------------that the "undivided land of
at the newly-established Israeli Israel" is indispensable both to
embassy become less isolated as the ideological purity and the
domestic political needs of his
new friend, Begin?
deavors has dynamited his
bridges to the rest of the Arab
world. In mid-April, a chair of
Israel-Egyptian studies was
dedicated at Tel Aviv University
and an international colloquium
was convoked there in honor of
the occasion.
There was no trouble, of
course, in constructing a dis-
tinguished delegation of Jewish
scholars, from Israel, Britain and
the United States. Of fifteen
Egyptians invited, two came.
One was the cultural attache of
the Egyptian Embassy in Israel
and the other was a dis-
tinguished gentleman of eighty,
with a great academic past,
whose primary residence is in
On my recent visit to Egypt, I
was invited to give two lectures.
One group consisted of middle-
range diplomats, and the other
was academic and research
oriented. In both rooms I was
treated with courtesy, but no one
made any secret of the fact that
normalization between Israel and
Egypt was not in the hands of
the two Governments involved.
It depended on the Palestinians,
who were cast for the role of cor-
porate "rabbi" whose stamp of
approval was required before full
and open relations between
Arabs and Israelis could be
regarded as "kosher."
IN THE relationship between
the Egyptian intelligentsia and
the rest of the Arab world, there
is also an intangible, but even
more fundamental, component of
pride and self-image. Cairo
regards itself as the intellectual
and acadmic center of the Arab
world. In order to maintain at
least some claim to that leader-
ship, the Cairene intellectuals
must and do display some over
opposition to Sadat. They do opt
for the dominant orthodoxy in
anti-Sadat circles all over the
Arab world, that the Camp
David accord be junked and that
pressure towards the creation of
an independent Palestinian State
be the immediate central en
deavor for the entire Arab world.
The Cairene intelligentsia
seems to be waiting with some
impatience for one of two things
to happen either for Sadat U
succeed in the negotiations, and
thus unexpectedly bring this
desired result, or that he will
totally fail with the Israelis and
thus free them, and him, to
pursue a new and harder policy.
There are, of course, circles in
Cairo which are waiting and
hoping that Sadat will fall, and
it is possible to meet a few such
figures even at respectable dip-
lomatic parties. My own im-
pression is that not a blade of
grass falls among the bureau-
crats and intellectuals in Cairo,
not even those seemingly dis-
affected, unless its very falling
has some place in the mind of
PERHAPS the leeway that
Sadat is now giving to his
various critics and opponents is
more than a safety valve for dis-
content. He may be or-
chestrating this very unhappi-
ness as part of the pressure he is
mounting on Israel, and
especially on the Americans.
What lends credence to these
reflections is the line presently
being followed almost verbatim
by his diplomatic emissaries in
Washington, Cairo and Tel Aviv.
In recent weeks one hears every-
where the same plea from high-
ranking Egyptians: if Israel does
not concede more, then Sadat
will be further weakened; he will
be in imminent danger of falling,
thus removing from the Egypi
tian scene and the Middle East
the one force for peace.
What would follow would be
inimical to Israel, for the Egyp-
tian intelligentsia and the
technocrats are so largely op-
posed to Camp David.
The trouble with this
argument is, of course, that if it
is true; that the Egyptian-Israeli
peace depends on Sadat's sur-
vival, then the Israeli hardliners
are absolutely right in treating
the whole process with extreme
nately, is not true. Peace that
is, non-war between Egypt and
Israel does not depend on
Sadat's survival, for the basic
transaction between Egypt and
Israel to end the fighting has
been made. What is not secure
and, indeed, has not even begun,
is normalization, which Sadat
alone cannot deliver, and which
the Israeli Government in its
present posture cannot possibly
The trouble with this bargain
is that it does not matter whether
Sadat thought, even briefly, that
such a deal was possible. It is
clear that it is not within his
power to end the Palestinian
question for Israel in terms
acceptable to the Likud, in return
for its generosity on the Siani.
The most that he could ever offer
was precisely what the world
knew he was offering at Camp
David: concerted action among
Israel, Egypt and the United
States to create in a demilitarized
West Bank a Palestinian entity
in association with Jordan. The
Israelis at that marathon nego-
tiation may have believed that
this was rhetoric, a smokescreen
behind which Sadat hid his in-
tention to conclude a separate
peace. Sadat evidently gave them
reason to believe this by em-
phasizing, then and since, the
binding nature of the bilateral
pledges never to go to war again
but there is a difference, at
least for someone who rules from
Cairo, between peace and nor-
malization. Sadat can sell peace
for the Sinai, as he did, but no
SADAT'S situation can, of
course, be radically changed from
without. The solution that he
hopes for is that the Americans
will put enormous pressure on
Israel There is a fair likelihood
that he is right and that such is
coming, at least after the presi-
dential election in November. It
is also possible that the oil-rich
Arab States, which have broken
political relations with Egypt but
have not cut economic ties, might
start making difficulties. Sadat
would then be in real danger of
The second scenario is for the
moment unlikely, especially in
view of Sadat's new role as
America'8 chosen instrument in
the region (it was from an Egyp-
tian airfield that the C-130s flew
ui the abortive rescue attempt in
Iran), but it would simply make
LX k",g<">m
successors much more frighten-
ince, and internally, for the!
moment, there is something of n,
economic upswing in Egypt
Sadat can live fairly comfortably
for the next three years while the
rest of the Sinai is returned to
him with the present state of I
peace without normalization,]
Indeed, he is likelier to gmJ
stronger than weaker.
at Camp David, produced a
handsome dowry of the Sinai,
and looked forward to an even
warmer relationship, Israel is
now disappointed to find itself
mated with a correct partner,
who is gracefully but persistently
demanding further payment to
his relatives.
How should Israel be
responding to this state of peace
without normalization? The un-
published contacts are in-
creasing, though not very
rapidly, and it is therefore
possible to imagine that, bit by
bit, the wall will be breached. One
response is therefore to do what
Israel is doing and to presume
that its embassy in Cairo will be
less isolated as the days go by'
that that there will eventually be
as much traffic from Egypt to
Israel as there is from Israel to
Egypt. It is more probable that
increasing angers on the West
Bank will check this process and
that normalization will, indeed,
depend as the Egyptians keep
saying on the developments
with regard to the question of the
At Camp David. Sadat made
Israel the only offer on Which be
could then have delivered: to
undertake to lead much and
eventually most of the Arab
world to reconciliation with
Israel, if Israel would join with
him, the United States and
Jordan, to create some form of
Arab sovereignty in the West
Bank and Gaza, under the joint
auspices and effective military
control of the powers involved.
THIS PRICE the present
Israeli Government has been un-
willing and even unable to pay.
Had such a solution happened,
quickly, Sadat dreamed that he
would have become, by ac-
clamation, "King of the Arabs."
He would, greatheartedly, have
found a large role for Israel
and even world Jewry in de-
veloping his "realm."
The May 26 deadline on the
. autonomy talks will pass,
especially in the light of the out-
rage at Hebron, without
progress. During his visit to
Washington, Sadat suggested a
device for passing this trans-
itional date without major con-
frontation: a new "declaration of
principles" by the Governments
involved. No doubt some such
rhetoric will be devised, but the
basic problem will, of course,
In the starkest terms, Begin
and Sadat cannot possibly give
each other what each wants on
the West Bank, and so the prob-
lem is inevitably getting worse.
No successor to Sadat could
possibly be more giving. The
question which remains open is
whether, under the government
to follow after Begin, Israel will
be able to negotiate with Egypt
within the parameters of the
Dedication Set
Tune is therefore on Sadat's
side. The Americans are com-
mitted to supporting him, and
t-gypt has already very nearly
overtaken Israel .. pnmS
recipient of aid of all kinds. Many
of Sadat s enemies in the Arab
world find the pro.oect of his
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