Moshe Dayan

  • Dayan Rapped for Publicly Describing Meeting with Hussein

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan was sharply criticized today for making public impressions of King Hussein of Jordan which could foreclose the possibility of future secret contacts with him or other Arab leaders as a prelude to peace negotiations. Dayan’s view that the Jordanian ruler will never make peace with Israel on the basis of… More ▸

  • Dayan Urges Israel to Pressure U.S. for International Peace Force

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan urged Israel today to intensify its pressure on the United States to create an international peacekeeping force to patrol Sinai after Israel completes its evacuation next year, as called for in the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. Dayan, who submitted an urgent agenda motion to that effect in the Knesset, said on… More ▸

  • Dayan Will Not Head New Party

    Speculation that former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan may head a new centrist political party to oppose Likud in next year’s Knesset elections was dampened by Dayan himself. He told a television interviewer Saturday that he had no plans for his political future at the moment. “If you ask me today whether I want to be… More ▸

  • Dayan; Reagan Administration Will Support Israel

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan of Israel, in his recent tour in the United States on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal, told his audiences that he is confident the Reagan Administration would support Israel within the context of American interests. Responding to a question at one of the meetings about the possibility of “Reagan… More ▸

  • Dayan Hints at Nuclear Option

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan hinted strongly yesterday that Israel possesses a nuclear option and would not hesitate to use it if faced with destruction by combined Arab forces. Addressing the Political and Social Forum, a non-partisan discussion group, Dayan stressed that Israel has always said it would not be the first to introduce nuclear… More ▸

  • Dayan Calls for Early Elections

    Former foreign Minister Moshe Dayan called in effect today for early elections. “The time has come for us to send the ball back to the people’s court and have them decide whom they want as their leaders and what course they want these leaders to take,” Dayan told the graduating class at Haifa University in… More ▸

  • Dayan Publicly Criticizes Begin First Time Since Leaving Cabinet

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan ended eight months of public silence with a blast of criticism against Premier Menachem Begin and his government in the Knesset today. He specifically accused Begin of distorting his proposals for Palestinian autonomy to make it appear that Dayan advocated a weakening of Israel’s security in the occupied territories. Dayan,… More ▸

  • Dayan Raps Cabinet Decision

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan said today he opposed the decision by the Israeli Cabinet yesterday to establish religious institutions in two Jewish-owned buildings in Hebron. He said he has been and continues to be against moving Jewish settlers into the West Bank Arab town. But he stressed to reporters that he would also… More ▸

  • Dayan and Kollek Meet with Former Jordanian Defense Minister

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan, accompanied by Mayor Toddy Kollek, visited yesterday with Anwar Nusseibeh, the former Defense Minister of Jordan who is regarded as King Hussein’s unofficial representative in Jerusalem. Nusseibeh Insisted afterward that there was no special significance in their 30-minute “chat over coffee” at his East Jerusalem home. He acknowledged, however, that… More ▸

  • Dayan Says Mideast Situation is More Dangerous Than Imagined

    Former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan said last night that the Mideast situation is more serious and potentially dangerous then that depicted in the press. Dayan spoke on the Israel television program “Moked.” Citing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the turbulence in Iron as examples of the volatile Moslem world, Dayan noted that the situation… More ▸