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Page 2, HERITAGE. Florida Jewish News. May 2. 1980 After Talks in Washington Shimon Peres Says Pres. Carter Seeks 'A Middle Road' on Autonomy Issue by Joseph Polakoff WASHINGTON, (JTA) -- Shimon Peres, chairman of Israefs Labor Party, turned down suggestions that President Carter leans toward the views of President Anwar Sadat of Egypt in the autonomy negotiations with Israel and said here last week that the President's "main interest is to maintain the momentum of peace in the Middle East" and is seeking "a middle road" on "full autonomy" for the West Bank and Gaza. Peres, the first leader of an Israeli opposition party ever invited to the White House, met with Carter privately for a half-hour last week and later for an additional 15 minutes in company with Vice President Walter Mondale, former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Israel's Ambas- sador Ephraim Evron. When he emerged from the White House, with Mondale bidding him farewell, Peres was asked if he thought Carter takes sides with Sadat and against Israel in view of his statements that Jewish settlements on the West Bank are illegal and an obstacle to peace and his emphasis on "'full autonomy" for the Palestinians within the SHIMON PERES meaning of what one reporter called "dictionary" terms. "I think the President is sincerely interested in peace in the Middle East," Peres responded. "I think this is his major consideration rather than any particular solution. His main interest is to maintain the momentum of peace in the Middle East -- an area that is today loaded with pressing and dangerous issues. I am referring to the Russian thrust, the future of the Persian Gulf, the very extreme religious streaks that have emerged recently in some of the countries." Garter's Four Basic Points Asked about Carter's views on settlements and "full autonomy," Peres said "The Begin government -- all of us --agree with the Camp David language on full autonomy. Autonomy is less than independence and more than the present situation. But where exactly is the middle? It is about this point that we are now negotiating." Peres was asked if Carter is closer to Sadat than to Premier Menachem Begin on autonomy. He replied. "If I understood correctly what he (Carter) told ie, he is looking for a middle way between the two positions. Peres said Carter staied four 'basic points. He said these were a united Jerusalem: no Palestinian state: no negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization: and keeping the "spirit" of the Camp David agreements. Asked if he ilad any indication of the views of Carter or others on sovereignty over all of Jerusalem. he answered, "'no." Favors Participation By Jordan The Israeli Labor Party leader explained that "the majority" of his party has "some differences" with the Begin government about the West Bank.-namely, that we would like to see the Jordanians coming in and partaking in the negotiations on the Palestinian issue and the West Bank so to build a Jordanian-Palestinian frame- work in which the Palestinian issue can find its fair solution in the future." Asked about Carters response to this, Peres said "He was very interested in it." He added, laughing, "1 don't think he became a member of the Labor Party or Likud. I gathered from him he is not taking part in Israeli politics or vice versa." CELEBRATING ISRAEL'S 32nd ANNIVERSARY and the ISRAELI-EGYPTIAN PEACE TREATY Live Entertainment * Israeli Marketplace * Refreshments * Israeli Arts and Crafts * Displays and Information * NO Admission Charge ROLLINS COLLEG (in front of the library) Sunday, May 4, 1980 12 noon- 5 pm (to be held in held house in case of inclement weather.) Sponsored by: The Women's Cabinet of The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and Jewish Students' League of Rollins College "Kissinger To Receive ADL Award New York. NY, ...The Anti- Defamation League has chosen former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger as recipient of its 1980 America's Democratic Legacy Award. Presentation of the award -- a gold medallion which has gone to four U.S. Presidents -- will be rnade May 7 at the Inaugural Dinner of the Anti- Defamation League Appeal. In announcing the award, ADL national chairman Maxwell E. Greenberg called Kissinger "a tireless worker, both in and out of public office, in the cause of democracy, peace and freedom for Americans and peoples throughout the world." The award, by ADL in "distinguishe butions to the t of America's legacy," on Presidents Eisenhower. Johnson. include Elean# Earl Warren, Arthur Lehman Abraham According to Official Canada Will Not To Arab Pressure by Michael Solomon the pressure of I oil. It is not an MONTREAL, (JTA) -- Canada's new Secretary of caus- but constitutes the State for External Affairs, Mark MacGuigan, has made it clear policy." that his country will not after Premier emulate the pro-Arab bias Trudeau's Li shown by West European defeated the countries dependent on Arab Conservative oil. Minister Joe Although 40 percent of its elections in crude oil imports come from favored Saudi Arabia, MacGuigan relations declared in a recent interview Saudi Arabia. that "Canada does not depend noted that on the Middle East for its oil exert much and therefore we shall not Middle East ancll follow France and Australia in there was no taking measures favorable to stronger ties the Palestine Liberation countries as Organization." Lebanon. Apparently referring to With respectl moves by the European of a special Economic Community (EEC) Arab boycott to alter United Nations firms that do Security Council Resolution Israel, 242 in a way that would fight against change the status of abuses." He Palestinians from refugees to act by minL' a political entity, MacGuigan rather than stressed that "Canada stands law by the 242 and 338 resolutions of the United will avoid Nations." Liberal Party He observed that the EEC anti-boycott countries "are acting under produce. 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