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Israel is Uncritical of U.S. Invasion of Grenada

Israel has taken an uncritical posture over the U.S. intervention in Grenada. There has been no official disclaimer here of remarks by Ambassador Meir Rosenne in Washington last week which were interpreted as an implied statement of support for the intervention.

Cabinet sources noted today, following the Cabinet meeting, that the envoy had not specifically referred to Grenada in his praise of American firmness against Soviet aggrandizement. But by the same taken there was no dissociation from the Ambassador’s words or their timing.

A Cabinet source remarked that Israel was among the Western countries most positively disposed to the intervention, at the same time, though, the Cabinet did not think it fit to issue a formal statement of support–and preferred to make do with Rosenne’s remarks which were apparently not coordinated in advance but were basically endorsed after the fact.