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Mrs. Meir Changes Her Mind

Former Premier Golda Meir, who earlier criticized the Peace Now Movement, said yesterday she understands their position better. But she urged them to make publicly clear as they did privately to her that they believe Israel should continue to maintain security settlements on the Golan Heights, the Jordan Valley and the Rafiah approaches in the Sinai.

Mrs. Meir was visited by three of the movement’s leaders, Yiftah Yaacob, Avishalom Veiland and Yuval Heria. They assured her that their slogan does not mean peace at any price or even immediately. They agreed with the former Premier that Israel must have secure borders. But they said that these borders must be based on security needs, not on mystical or religious beliefs. Their main goal was to urge Premier Menachem Begin to have a more flexible policy.