STRASBOURG (Oct. 1)
Israeli Premier Golda Meir and Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky are due to meet tomorrow in Vienna. An Israeli spokesman here confirmed this afternoon that Mrs. Meir will fly to Vienna “sometime tomorrow” He said that she and the Austrian Chancellor will try to clarify Austria’s stand on facilities for Soviet emigrants there. An El Al regular flight is expected to make a detour through Strasbourg to pick up Mrs. Meir and her party.
The Israeli Premier will meet with Kreisky shortly after her arrival in the Austrian capital. She is expected to explain the humanitarian importance of the continuation of Austrian facilities for Jewish immigrants in transit from the Soviet Union. She is also expected to tell Kreisky that Austria’s capitulation to terrorist blackmail could have far reaching repercussions.
Israeli observers raised the possibility that Mrs. Meir might ask the Austrian Chancellor and members of his government to join her in visiting the Schoenau transit camp through which some 72,000 Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union have passed to date. Schoenau sources told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they were actually planning to expand the camp facilities when Kreisky’s decision to give in to the terrorist demands was announced.
(The U.S. Ambassador to Austria, John Humes, called on Kreisky today to discuss the weekends events. No details of their talk were disclosed. An American spokesman said the U.S. was “Just keeping itself informed” of developments.)