TEL AVIV (Sep. 10)
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said last night that Israel was through with international guarantees, would create its own new map and emphasize co-existence with the Arabs within its territories. But he warned that the nation faced tough diplomatic campaigns, if not actual military warfare, in following its new independent course.
Dayan, addressing a Labor Alignment meeting in Beersheba on the eve of the Histadrut elections, a contest regarded as a preview of the Knesset elections next month, said he hoped that the warfare would be only political, although the vast amounts of modern military equipment now reaching the Arab states–mainly from the Soviet Union but also from the West–could precipitate the Arabs into a renewed round of fighting.
The Arabs have a great deal of money, and a great deal of oil and many opportunities to mobilize support against Israel on the international scene, he said. These facts, Dayan added, should not be ignored. On the other hand, he observed, considering the present world atmosphere, denunciations of Israel might backfire.
Noting that the emphasis will have to be on new settlements in the territories. Dayan said Israel would also have to emphasize co-existence-with an Arab sector living side-by-side with a Jewish sector “leaving no room for a separate Palestinian state a Jordanian Jerusalem Old City or a Syrian Golan Heights.” He declared: “We are through with international guarantees in view of our past experience with such arrangements. We must now ensure settlements that we make ourselves.”
A 10-day Sephardic pilgrimage and study mission to Israel. under the aegis of American Friends of The Hebrew U. will leave N.Y. October 21.