TEL AVIV (Aug. 26)
Charging that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger is “selling Israel down the river,” Likud MK Haim Landau announced Likud will send a delegation to the United States to “tell Americans the truth about Kissinger.” Landau, a leader of the Herut section of Likud, said on Israel Radio that Kissinger is endangering Israel’s basic security.
Likud charged that the recent U.S.-Jordanian and U.S.-Egyptian communiques in Washington indicated Kissinger has adapted the viewpoint of the two Arab states. Landau told a Likud Executive meeting that Kissinger has broken all his promises to Foreign Minister Yigal Allon regarding prior consultations on the next diplomatic move for a Middle East peace settlement. He said the U.S. also promised that there would be no concrete proposals agreed to with Egypt and Jordan. Landau also scored Kissinger for announcing that Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin would come to Washington in Sept. without first getting Rabin’s consent.
Likud will get some competition in denouncing Kissinger in the U.S. Rabbi Meir Kahane, the farmer leader of the Jewish Defense League, returned to the U.S. two weeks ago to organize demonstrations against Kissinger, according to a statement he issued on his arrival.