CLEVELAND, Ohio (Apr. 5)
Senator William B. Saxbe told a record-pledging Welfare Fund Appeal dinner meeting here that “I reject the Jarring formula seeking to force Israel from its present area.” In his talk at the kickoff dinner for the 41st annual Welfare Fund Drive, being conducted with the Israel Embergency Fund Appeal, the Ohio Republican senior Senator, just back from a trip to the Middle East declared: “The Jarring formula seeking from Israel a clear cut commitment to withdraw to the international boundary of the United Arab Republic is unsatisfactory. I reject it. There are 2500,000 people living in Israel surrounded by untold millions of Arabs. Israel’s survival is at stake; Arab survival is not.” Even though the Arab states have promised a peace agreement with Israel on the precondition of a total Israeli withdrawal from their territories, there has never been an expression of peaceful intent by the Arab states, Saxbe said. “I have yet to find an instance where President (Anwar) Sadat of Egypt has told his own people that at some point they would have to live in peace with Israel.” He paid tribute to the Cleveland community which announced a record-breaking opening dinner campaign pledge of $9,149,000 for both its regular and IEF appeals from 20 divisions in the campaign which closes April 29.