JERUSALEM (Nov. 8)
West German Chancellor Willy Brandt has assured Premier Golda Meir that Germany’s views on Arab terrorism have not changed. The assurances, which have apparently resolved the crisis in relations between Jerusalem and Bonn over the latter’s re-lease of the three surviving Munich terrorists last month, were contained in a note from Chan cellor Brandt delivered to Mrs. Meir today by the West German Ambassador Jesco von Putt-ammer.
According to an official statement, Brandt’s note pledged that the Federal Republic will not be allowed “to become a theater for terrorism and violence” and expressed the German government’s”regret at the tensions which arose and hope that by a common effort it will be possible to ensure that relations between the two countries will not suffer.” Israeli officials said today that the episode was now closed. It was also indicated that the Israeli Ambassador to West Germany, Eliashiv Ben-Horin, who was called home last week, will return to his post very soon. No date was mentioned.