The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 27, 1978 · Page 11
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Agrees With Syrian Hardliners Wednesday Morning, September 27, 1978 5Jefa» 11-A Hussein Blasts Camp David Pacts AMMAN, Jordan (UPI) — King Hussein said Tuesday the Camp David agreements did not come "anywhere near" his demands for a Middle East peace settlement and that he and hard-line Syrian President Hafez Assad now agreed on virtually all issues. The Hashemite monarch made the tough statements in an airport speech seeing off Assad to Saudi Arabia, dealing a severe setback to American efforts to draw Hussein into the Egyptian- Israeli peace process. They also complicated the mission of U.S. envoy Alfred Atherton, who arrived Tuesday evening to try to persuade the skep- tical monarch to support the Camp David accords. Hussein, speaking at the end of a day-long visit by Assad, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin's unyielding stand on such matters as the future of Jerusalem. "This and his attitude on all (negotiating) matters us not a very helpful factor as far as the impressions we're already forming .regarding what happened at Camp David," he said. Asked what changes he would require in the Camp David outcome before he would consider joining the peace moves, he said : "I believe a total examination of the entire (summit) position is required." He said Jordan still wanted total Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab land, including old Jerusalem, and self- determination for the Palestinians. "I don't think that what we have heard (on Camp David) so far comes anywhere near that," the king said. Right now, he .said, he and Syria "see eye-to-eye on most, if not all, things." Asked what the differences were, he said, "There are hardly any at this stage." He said both Jordan and Syria wanted a just peace, "but not on the basis we have seen before us in the very recent past." Both Assad and Atherton were in the midst of dizzying Middle East tours aimed at winning support for their opposite stands on the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreements signed in Washington nine days ago. After Saudi Arabia, the Syrian leader was expected to visit Kuwait. Atherton, President Carter's roving Middle East troubleshooter, said he would brief the king on his recent visit to sell the accords to some Arab gulf states, and would visit both Israel and Egypt after leaving Jordan. He was expected to be in Amman until early Thursday. ATTENDING THE senior aides meeting on the latest developments of the program on a national level, as presented by Bunnie Barrett, regional program representative from Washington D.C., were, front row, from left, Henry Oma Jones, Bunnie Barrett, Brady Hines; second row, from left, Elise Frankfort, Melva Crenshaw, Sharon Hays, Ken Jencks, Connie Kingston, Lessie Hall, Thai Nguyen and Dennis Krumnow. (Staff Photo By Betty Tichich) Israeli Okay Of Accords Expected SORTING THE boxes of books which have been donated to Rosenberg Library for the used books sale in October are from left, Nancy Peters, Natalie Burka and Alice Landrum, chairman. Oct. 10 has been set as the deadline for the book drive. Books may be brought to the front desk of the library, and if assistance is required to bring them into the library custodial attendants will be available. Donors who have no means of transportation or those who have large number of boxes of books may call Nancy Peters at 744-4213 for home pick-ups. The sale will be held Oct. 28 and 29 in the Cabin Fever Room of the Galvez Mall. (Photo by Betty Tichich) United Press International Israel's opposition Labor party threw its support to the Camp David accords Tuesday, making parliamentary approval a certainty and enabling Israel and Egyptian peace talks to start as early as next week. But in Amman, Jordan's King Hussein said the agreements did not come "anywhere near" meeting his demands, dampening U.S. hopes for an overall Middle East settlement. And Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at the United Nations accused Egyptian President Anwar Sadat of "surrendering" to Israel by signing the Sept. 17 accords. The Knesset, Israel's parliament, was scheduled to vote Wednesday on the accords, which call for Israel's withdrawal from 20 settlements in the Sinai Peninsula to clear the way for a separate Israeli- Egyptian peace treaty. An overwhelmingly favorable vote was guaranteed when Labor party leaders, including former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and former Foreign Minister Abba Eban, voiced approval Tuesday. "I have made my mind clear," Rabin said. "I will not give my hand to prevent the achievement of peace even though I believe it's a very heavy price to pay for it." "I haven't got one single particle of a second of hesitation about the necessity to vote in favor of a resolution that will bring about the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt," Eban said. Begin's Likud coalition government holds 71 of the 120 Knesset seats. Labor commands 32 and the rest are scattered among minor parties. Press polls predicted at least 90 Knesset members would vote for the accords. Confident of approval, Israeli officials said face- to-face talks with the Egyptians could begin next week at a still undetermined location. The sources said both El Arish in northeastern Sinai and the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, Egypt, have been mentioned as possible sites. It will be a combined .military-political committee and Defense Minister Ezer Weizman may head the Israeli delegation, the sources said. Weizman is closer than any Israeli leader to Sadat. But U.S. peace efforts were jolted by Hussein's remarks in Amman, which he made after meeting hard-line Syrian President Hafez Assad. Washington hopes to lure Hussein into the Camp David accords to insure a comprehensive Middle East settlement, rather than a mere Israeli- Egyptian agreement. Hussein, in remarks as the airport, said Jordan still wanted total Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab land, including old Jerusalem, and self- determination for the Palestinians. "I don't think that what we have heard (about Camp David) so far comes anywehere near that," the king said. The monarch said he saw "eye-to-eye on most, if not all, things" with Assad. At the United Nations, Gromyko condemned Sadat and said the Camp David initiative "had only sidetracked" the Middle East peace effort. 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