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Greece Called Pro-arab by Israel

Israel accused Greece today of taking a pro-Arab position in the Middle East and demanded that it reconsider its promise to promote the interests of Syria and Jordan among its fellow members of the European Economic Community (EEC).

The Israelis were reacting to the statement of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, on his return to Athens from a visit to Syria and Jordan last Sunday, that Greece would undertake the role of mediator between the Arab world and the EEC. He said he had asked Syria and Jordan for a working paper he could present at the EEC summit meeting in Dublin next month that could lead to a new EEC initiative in the Middle East.