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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Saturday, June 8, 1974
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OSat June 8 1974 . k A Minneapolis Tribune 3A U.S. aid to Israel to be NationalWorld news put on long-term basis Tribune News Services Washington, D.C. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said Friday that the United States had ftRreed to discuss future American military assistance to Israel on a Ioiir-term rather than yearly basis. This was the first official acknowledgment that the United States as an apparent concession to Israel in the aftermath of the Syrian-Israeli troop disengagement agreement had consented to a long-sought Israeli request to put American military sales and aid on multiyear terms. Kissinger, testifying o n behalf of the administra tion's $5.2-billion foreign aid package before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, strongly de-I ended the nearly $1 billion sought in aid for Israel and the Arab states as part of America's "vital Make in a lasting Middle East settlement." As part of the aid package, Kissinger also asked the committee to provide $750 million in aid to the Saigon government. When Kissinger reached the section of his prepared statement concerning Vietnam, several young people in the back of the room shouted a protest. "Make a decision for life, not death," a young woman shouted, and a young Associated Press Dancers Valery and Galina Panov. Russian ballet couple get permission to leave Associated Press Moscow, U.S.S.R. Former Kirov ballet stars Valery and Galina Panov have been given official permission to emigrate to Israel, Soviet sources said Friday. They said the couple, which has fought for two years for such permission, would be given visas and would be free to leave. The Panovs could not be reached immediately for confirmation. The offer came after British Prime Minister Harold Wilson urged the Soviet government to allow the dancers to emigrate. But the sources said the decision was made several days before the Wilson request and added that it had not been made because of cutside pressure. Soviet authorities told Panov last year that he could leave the Soviet Union but without his wife, because of alleged objections from her mother. He refused to leave his wife, who is expecting their first child. The Panovs were dismissed from the Kirov company because of their emigration request. Panov, 35, the former lead character dancer of the Leningrad Ballet Company, said late last month that he had been summoned to the visa office and stripped of his title of "Honored Artist of the Soviet Union." He and his wife have been hounded by officials since they applied for permission to emigrate to Israel in March 1972. Panov has been jailed twice during that period. He is Jewish and his wife is not. man yelled, "We ask you to please think." Five or six young persons were involved. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, who was acting as chairman, banged his gavel and said the roorn would be cleared if the disturbances continued. When the protests persisted, he declared that "this meeting will be conducted with decorum and dignity or not at all," and ordered guards to clear the room. But when one young woman fell to the floor as she was being escorted out, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., told the capitol police to "take it easy, take your time." Humphrey also asked television cameramen not to film the incident. Camera crews, reporters and Kissinger aides were permit-tr-d to remain in the room. Kissinger noted that the total Vietnam aid for the year was approximately equal to the amount spent in cne month at the height of the U.S. involvement. "South Vietnam has assumed the direct responsibility for their own defense. We owe the Vietnamese people the chance toKucceed," he said. He also urged approval of $472.5 million in military and economic aid for Cambodia, and a $142 million aid package for Laos. He said that by Aug. 1 the administration plans to submit to Congress a five-year projection showing a declining need for U.S. aid in Indochina. He was asked by Sen. Clifford Case, R-N.J., about some of the unpublished aspects of the Syrian-Israeli agreement and in particular why the committee had not yet been told about an American commitment to maintain its military aid to Israel on a more consistent basis. "We agreed on a process for a rnultiyear arms program for Israel rather than do it on a year-by-year basis," Kissinger said. He stressed that the agreement was only on the "process" and not on a specific program itself. 4 He said that when detailed decisions were taken, the committee would be consulted. In the same package, the administration was seeking $207 million in grants and credits for Jordan, $250 million in economic aid to Egypt, and $100 million in a "special re-quirement fund" from which Syria could be eligible once the Golan Heights disengagement was carried out. Golan withdrawals begin; ex-prisoners trade charges Associated Press Israel announced Friday that the long-awaited separation of Syrian and Israeli troops in the Golan Heights had begun, and returning war prisoners from both sides traded charges of maltreatment. Israeli tanks, heavy equipment and even houses were being withdrawn from Syrian territory captured in last October's Middle East war and from some of the land held since the 1967 conflict. In Jerusalem, Premier Yitzhak Rabin said Israel Id launch initiatives nonbelligerency pact Egypt as the next lasting Mtdclle lie said the would have to with t'gypt be- Egypt is the main in the MKiuie Without, it no war started against without, it no Israel has a peace. w o u for a with step to East next step be taken cause c o u n I r y East. has been Isnu war against ended." and The rumble of explosions continued along tho front as the departing Israelis hlew up installations and fortifications of potential military use. Sources said the withdrawal probably would be completed ahead of schedule, and noted that the Golan area is more compact than the Suez front, which took weeks to evacuate after last January's truce there. Correspondents on the Golan Heights reported an Israeli pullback as early as Wednesday. But the statement by an Israeli command spokesman that the disengagement process was under way was the first official confirmation that the operational plan signed in Geneva two days ago was being put into effect on the battleground. Israeli prisoners who returned from Syria Thursday told of abuse during their captivity. They reported beatings with rubber hoses during interrogation, inadequate food and medical care, and being kept for days with sacks over their heads and hands bound. Pilot. Benjamin Kiryati said in a radio interview that he was wounded, captured and given poor medical care. He was beaten painfully on his feet, interrogated while still ill and kept isolated for the entire eight months, he said. Another returnee said his hands had been tied and his head covered with a sack for 10 days without a break. In Syria, a military doctor, Col. Iskandr Nabra Yazagi, declared that Israeli POWs were treated with "every possible care," but that Israel inflicted torture on its prisoners through wrong or insufficient medical treatment. Israel has denied earlier claims of mistreatment and said the Arab prisoners were handled better than required by international law. Returned Syrian prisoners claimed they were handcuffed, blindfolded, beaten and kicked during the first day of captivity. They also said they suffered solitary confinement in small cells for up to three weeks during periods of intense interrogation. t. Is v ft" A kU,,w... . . -! -a. 4f V Lap"' "VJL Jm - A SZTr. M Associated Press Aftermath of tornado that killed 4 in Arkansas Rescue workers looked for victims in the ruins of a like we have all the victims out." State police said that supermarket and a discount store that were among 150 to 250 houses were destroyed. At least one person the buildings flattened by a tornado late Thursday after- was killed yesterday when a tornado struck a cotton noon in Forrest City, Ark. Four persons were killed and gin near Covington, Tenn. The twister was one of about more than 100 injured. "We are still going through the six that touched down in western Tennessee, debris," the police chief said Friday, "but we do feel People Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who carried the sobriquet "Danny the Red" while leading the student uprising that nearly brought down the French government in 1968, is seeking admittance back into France. He has been living in West Germany since being expelled shortly after the uprising. Cohn-Bendit, whose nickname was based on his hair color as well as his politics, has made his plea in a letter to new President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, whose first policy statement last week favored greater personal freedoms in France. The Rev. J. William Brewer has been installed as moderator of the six -state Synod of Lakes and Prairies, United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Mr. Brewer was elected by delegates representing nearly 1,100 churches in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Mr. Brewer has been senior pastor of Grace United Presbyterian at Council Bluffs, Iowa, since 1966. Rev. J. William brewer President Idi Amin of Uganda threatened to expel all British citizens from the country in retaliation for a report accusing him of conducting a reign of terror. The report was issued by the International Commission of Jurists. Its headquarters are in Switzerland, but Amin accused the British government of inspiring the report. Actor Richard Harris and actress Ann Kathryn Tur- kel were married by a municipal judge in Beverly Hills, Calif. It is the second marriage for Harris and the first for Miss Turkel, who co-starred with Harris in the film "99 and 44100 Percent Dead." 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