JERUSALEM (Jan. 31)
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman said last night that he was sure that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D.Mass.) will not be elected President of the United States. Weizman was asked on a television interview to explain his comments, during his recent Washington visit, supporting President Carter’s re-election bid.
He explained that whereas Carter made a significant contribution to the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, Kennedy had not even bothered to say “a good word” throughout the Camp David negotiations and until the actual signing of the peace treaty. Only now that he has entered the Presidential race, Weizman noted does he made favorable comments about Israel.
Weizman was asked: “Are you aware that Sen. Kennedy may be the President of the U.S.? He retorted: “I am aware that he will not be the President of the U.S.”