Dqyan's ptari is approved
TEL AVIV—The Labor Party fSecretariat has given overwhelm-approval to a series of |)roposals by Defense Minister foshe Dayan that will open the vay to private land purchases Jews in the administered jrritories, increase Jewish set-lement in the' territories and luce the Arab labor force >resently working in Israel. |! The plan which is bitterly jposed by Labor's alignment irtner, Mapam and by a minority nthin the Labor Party itself, will incorporated in the Alignment's election platform.
The various facets of the plan )riginated with Dayan and were irafted into document form by linister-Without-Portfolio Is-lel Galilii. It has the full blessing ^f Premier Golda Meir but •^inance Minister Pinhas Sapir [s known to be opposed to parts ))f it. Aryeh Eliav, the Labor 'arty's former Secretary Gen-
eral, an outspoken "dove," declared that he could not support the Dayan plan in any forum. But he did not vote against it.
Only three months ago, the government upheld the current ban on purchases of land in the territories by individual Jews and private corporations. Dayan. adamantly refused to accept this and threatened to leave the Labor Party before election day if its platform failed to satisfy his approval.
The Dayan plan would rescind this current ban on land purchases in the administered Arab territories. In order to avoid "speculative purchases," the plan would require corporations to do their buying through the Israel Land Authority.
If the Land Authority is notable to make the purchase, individuals would be permitted to do so subject to confirmation by a special ministerial committee. There are no
geographic limits to the purchase of such lands.
The plan calls for establishment of a buffer zone in the Rafiah area between the Gaza Strip and Sinai. And for the construction of a coastal city, Yamit, in northern Sinai.
At the meeting of the Secretariat Dayan did not insist on financial commitments for Yamit this year. His chief concern was its security aspects and he agreed that for the time being Yamit would serve as an urban centre for Jewish settlements in Pithat Rafiah and may only -eventually become a harbor town.
The plan also calls for extensive efforts to improve living conditions of Arab refugees, particularly in the Gaza Strip. It would encourage industrialization in the territories through loans and technical assistance, one of the objectives being to create employment opportunities locally
so that Arabs would not be attracted to jobs in Israel.
The plan at the moment is an election document. Before it is implemented it will have to be approved by the new government created after the October elections.
"Meanwhile Premier Golda Meir has warned the Arab states ^hat the longer they refuse to make peace with Israel the less of their lost territories Israel will return to them: If the Arab leaders had turned to Israel for peace right after the Six-Day War they would have received much more than Israel is prepared to give them today, she declared. The Premier added that in the future they would get even less.
Mrs. Meir made these remarks in an address to the Kibbutz Hameuchad movement convention in Bet Yaacov.
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PARIS — French interior Minister Raymond Marcellin has promised to "act with extreme severity" against the resurgence of racism and anti-Semitism in France. The Minister made the statement following a meeting with Jean Pierre Bloch, president of the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICA). Pierre-Bloch also represented the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIJ).
The LICA president discussed in particular the anti-Semitic incidents which occurred last month in the French Riviera towns of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins. At that time, Jewish vacationers >ere attacked by assailants armed with bicycle chains, sticks, and iron bars. Police did not intervene.
A few days earlier, 30 French mayors told the LICA they had received mimeographed letters expressing violent anti-Semitism.
The town of Antibes has a permanent Jewish community of 450 families. In the summer, the town has some 3,000 Jewish vacationers, most of whonfi are of
Tunisian origin and who have resettled in the underprivileged neighborhoods of Paris.
They have been criticized for speaking Arabic, living in crowded quarters and for "not knowing how to act" on the street.
Anti-Arab, feeling has been growing in France recently following the killing of a French bus driver in Marseilles by a crazed Algerian immigrant worker. Seven Algerians have since been murdered in what appears to be racial reprisals.
Inflation ups cost of absorbing USSR Jews
TEL AVIV — The decline of the U.S. doller andspiral-ing inflation all over the world has increased the cost of absorbing Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union, 'the Jewish Agency's acting chairman and treasurer Leon Dulzin reported. He said it now costs $12,000 to absorb a single new immigrant from the USSR compared to $10,-000 last year.
Help more needy nations first, Israel tells U.N.
UNITED NATIONS — Israel has decided that it will not pply for United Nations Development Program assistance 'ter the present development cycle ends in Dec. 1976. Israeli tnbassador Yosef Tekoah said the major factor in the de-ision is that Israel is aware that during the 1977-1981 period fiore of UNDFs resources must be allocated to the less [teconomically advanced developing countries in view of their creasing development assistance needs.
At the beginning of this year Israel received assistance of 5 million from UNDP although the Arabs launched an organ-^ zed attack on Israel claiming that it did not deserve the assistance because Israel was not a developing country. Israel Jmaintains that it still considers itself " a developing country" jfacing enormous developing tasks', and says that it will intensify its relations with UNDP.
MONTREAL — Despite a heavy downpour, some 80 members of the Montreal Committee for Soviet Jewry demonstrated recently in front of the University of Montreal Sports Centre where the Red Army Chorus played a five-ni^t engagement.
The demonstrators carried banners and distributed flyers accusing members of the Red Army of beating up and harassing Israeli athletes and Jewish spectators at the World University Games in Moscow. One banner read, "In Montreal you sing, in Moscow you beat up Jews^"
Some members of the chorus expressed surprise at the banners and tried to speak to the demonstrators. But they were pulled back by their superior officers,
The Montreal Committee issued a statement saying that "We appreciate the artistic accomplishments of the Red Army Chorus but cannot allow ourselves to attend its performances in Montreal in view of the plight of Soviet Jewry and the physical abuse by Red Army members against Israeliathletes and Jewish spectators."
DAYAN ... improve Arab life
JERUSALEM — United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Wald-heim sent a telegram to Foreign Minister Abba Eban stating: "The understanding I found in your country towards my efforts to contribute a just and lasting peace in the Middle-East is a source
of great encouragement for me."
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TEL AVIV — A 23-year-old Druze, Adib Yousouf Halabi of Majdal Shams village on Golan Heights^ Was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for mailing letter-bombs last winter to President Nixon, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird.
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SEARCH FOR OIL
TEL AVIV-A five-year IL HO million oil exploration program endorsed by Israel Petroleum
Institute calls for -extensive oil drillings mainly in Pithat Rafiah region and along north Sinai coast line.
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JERUSALEM — Brief earthquake tremors measuring 4.5 on Richter scale shook various parts of Israel, particularly the Beisan and lower Jordan valleys, causing minor damage to buildings and throwing a number of persons
out of their beds.
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AT FOOD FAIR
JERUSALEM-About 30 Israeli food industries will be represented at 25-nation 1973 food fair in Copenhagen from Oct. 12-21.
PHANTOM-SKYHAWK AGREEMENT READY
and the United States will sign an agreement sometime this month under'which Israel will receive 48 F-4 Phantom jets and 36 A-4 Skyhawks at the rate of one plane of each category per month. The cost to Israel will be about $122 million, according to the Baltimore Sun.
While both the State Department and Israel Embassy declined to discuss any aspect of military sales agreements, American sources indicated Premier Golda Meir, in her visit to Washington last March, had agreed to arrangements for deliveries of each category at the rate of two per month.