Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 10, 1975 · Page 12
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August 10, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 12

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12.4 -- August 10.197 5 Sunday Gazette-Mail Rhodesia, S. Africa Officials Optimistic From Racial Parley *^^ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ . . . - . it __«_ _ t _ vntllis\n KIu»Vc ie t sian conferences. Moreover, its emphasis was on settlement rather than renewed conflict. Rhodesia, which now has a population of about 270,000 whites and more than 5.5 (C) .ty. TUM* Semee very fruitful discussion on the whole JOHANNESBURG -Theprimeminis- Southern African situation aod have ters of South Africa and Rhodesia said Sat- agreed to proposals which, if implemented unlay, after a critically important meet- by all parties concerned, can lead to a set- ing, that they had agreed to proposals that tlement of the issues involved." could end the long racial and constitutional deadlock in Rhodesia. There was an unusually optimistic note in the communique issued in nearby Pretoria, and it seemed to indicate that South Africa had once again applied heavy pressure to force Rhodesia's white minority government to seek a peaceful solution of its political and racial dilemma. The talks, it was felt, may have forestalled a publicly expressed plan by the right wing of trie Rhodesian Cabinet to give up negotiations with leading black nationalists in Rhodesia and put into effect a plan to "win" the long guerrilla conflict in the former British colony by harsher military methods. Rhodesia's Prime Minister Ian D. Smith arrived in South Africa Friday night to dine with South African Prime Minister John Vorster and to begin substantive talks Saturday at Vorster's official residence in Pretoria. Both men were accom- . panied by several key cabinet ministers during the talks. Saturday afternoon the South African government released a statement that million blacks, is. in effect, white ruled and dominated. It declared unilateral independence from Britain in 1965 to avoid; British pressure for majority, or blacky rule. said the ministerial conference "had "f *·*.. »·*» ··! Nomad An Arab woman, her robes billowing in the wind, leads her camel across a flat, sun-baked valley of the Hegev Desert, high in the hills overlooking the re- sort town of Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea, about 250 miles south of Tel Aviv. (AP Wirephoto) Israel, U. S. Work on Language Of Interim Pact With Egypt The Associated Prest Two high-ranking Israeli officials will go to Washington next week to work out the wording of the political aspects of an interim peace agreement with Egypt, the Israeli state radio said Saturday. In Cairo, President Anwar Sadat assured visiting U. S. lawmakers that Egypt is "determined to pursue allroads leading to a just and durable peace" in the Middle East. Israeli Foreign Minister sources confirmed that Mordechai Gazit, director- general of the prime minister's office, and the Foreign Ministry's legal adviser, Meir Rozen, will meet the U. S. negotiators in Washington. * * » THIS SUGGESTED that the Israelis and Egyptians were near agreement on the substance of the political part of the agreement for an Israeli withdrawal in the Sinai Desert. The sources declined to be specific on the points of accord. Jerusalem officials have said in the past, that the Israelis are seeking a commitment from the Egyptians to reduce economic and political warfare against the Jewish state and to undertake a promise of "non-use of force" in settling future disagreements between the two sides. Also under negotiation are the strategic aspects of the agreement, especially the extent of Israeli withdrawal in the desert peninsula. The Israeli ambassador to Washington, Simcha Dinitz, is to receive clarifications today on Egypt's latest proposals on an Israeli withdrawal before Israel forumlates its reply, the Israeli radio said. A third aspect of the negotiations, concerning relations between Israel and the United States, also appeared to be progressing, and the Israeli radio reported that an Israeli delegation was to arrive in Washington Monday to discuss the resumption of American aid held up during the U. S. reassessment of its Middle East policy. + * * *. WASHINGTON halted negotiations on $2.5 billion worth of Israeli aid requests, after negotiations for an Israeli-Egyptian' settlement conducted by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger broke down in March. But earlier this week the Ameri-, cans invited the Israeli delegation to resume the negotiations. Israeli officials have said the American aid is an essential part of thelsraeli-Egyt- pian agreement. The Israelis want the Americans to replace oil revenues which would be lost if Israel returned the Abu Rudeis oilfield to Egyptian control, and to finance the construction of a new defense line to replace the present Israeli defense line. One Israeli official said that Israel and America were "near agreement" on the U- S. role in financing the Israeli withr drawal. Cairo's official Middle East News Agency quoted Sadat as telling the U. S. lawmakers "The essential task before us now is to defuse the explosive situation in the Middle East in preparation for going to Geneva to set up the basis of a lasting peace." The lawmakers arrived in Cairo Friday for a two-day visit. The group is led by Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark. Meanwhile, the Cairo newspaper Akh bar el Yom called on Egypt to pull out of the Federation of Arab Republics, made up of Egypt, Syria and Libya, in retaliation for Libyan leader Moammar Khada- fy's bitter attacks on Egypt. Sears SORRY! 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Ryan The Aisociated Prett Some Middle East leaders continue to insist gloomily that a new round of Arab- Israeli war is inevitable, and President Ford seems deeply worried that they may be right. But signs are emerging that the situation will be saved at the eleventh hour. ·That critical hour lies just ahead. As ever, the picture is enormously complicated and obscured by vast confusion. Things do look dangerous, and the pace of Israeli- Egyptian negotiations in Sinai, a key to war or peace, is agonizingly slow. But in the Middle East, things are seldom what they seem. It's possible to hope against the worst--while keeping one's finger's crossed. IT PROBABLY will require significant movement in.the Sinai negotiations soon, before the U.N. buffer forces' mandates expire again on both the Sinai and Syrian fronts, if there is to be any safety from a new war and a concomitant economic calamity for the industrial world. ' President Ford, in his Thursday television interview, say little movement at the moment in the Sinai talks and thus was concerned about a resultant possibility that the fifth Arab-Israeli war could explode, and along with it possible a Soviet- American confrontation. In the Arab camp. King Hussein of Jordan has just repeated his frequent warning that a new war seems inevitable, but the king, of course, is trying to persuade the United States to provide him with the air defense system he wants. Actually, some emergent factors seem to argue for hopefulness, despite the wide differences still separating Egypt and Is- rael - f , , r · First, Egypt seems just as fearful as Israel of a new war, and without Egypt there is uafikdy to be one. SECOND, SUPPORT of the Arab militancy that seeks extreme measures seems to have lessened. This was demonstrated last week in Uganda when, at a cost of angering the Palestinians, Egypt took a strikingly moderate stance on the issue of Israel's U.N. membership. Third and probably highly important, that ephemeral commodity called "Arab Unity" is again demonstrating its elusiveness. Ever since the first Arab-Israeli war, the Arab side has been plagued by frustrating built-in conflicts that are submerged in time of extreme crisis but resurface regularly. At the moment, the most strident warlike voices are those farthest from Israel, in Algeria and Libya. Egypt has angered the Palestine Liberation Organization and others by failing to support a PLO resolution at the Organization of African Unity conference. The PLO wanted expulsion of Israel from the United Nations. Egypt wouldn't go that far. She has her own problems, pressing economic ones, and is not all that thirsty for war. 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