JERUSALEM (Aug. 2)
Deputy Premier Yigael Yadin said today that any attempt to change UN Security Council Resolution 242 would constitute a serious obstacle to the peace process. Yadin interviewed on Israel Radio, said that even an implied change in Resolution 242 was unacceptable. Yadin’s statement was the first official reaction to reports of a breach in the relations between Israel and the U.S. He described the comparison made by President Carter in The New York Times interview yesterday of the Palestinian issue to the American civil rights movement as “unfortunate.”
The Cabinet is expected to review the deterioration in the relations between the two countries at its next session Sunday. Premier Menachem Begin was expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow but he is not expected to attend the Cabinet meeting. It was understood that Begin would be consulted and will take part in any decision taken by the Cabinet.