TEL AVIV (Aug. 27)
Former Israeli Premier Golda Meir said last night that Israel must resist any pressures by her American friends which would put the Jewish State in a dangerous and untenable position. Speaking at a dinner meeting of 300 American Jewish community leaders in Israel for the 1974 United Jewish Appeal Prime Minister’s Mission, Mrs. Meir said Israel would go to war if the Arabs forced her to do so. She noted that Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat told a Socialist International leader recently that even if a Palestine state was created on the West Bank there would be no peace with Israel.
During her talk, Mrs. Meir indicated she would be going to the United States shortly on a UJA mission. She also sent greetings to Sylva Zalmanson who was released from a Soviet labor camp, noting that Miss Zalmanson demonstrated that nothing could destroy those Jews who do not want to be destroyed.