Syrian aggression on the Golan Heights demands “prompt and public condemnation” by the United States, Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, declared today. In a statement, Rabbi Miller said “the continuing daily assaults against Israeli defenses on the Golan Heights threatened to explode into large-scale fighting and destroy the foundations of peace so carefully prepared by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.”
“The current Soviet aggression and the ominous Syrian military buildup of troops and advanced, Soviet weapons.” Rabbi Miller said, “requires the United States to issue a stern warning that military action on the very eve of scheduled talks in Washington on disengagement is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” He added:
“At the same time, the rising tempo of Syrian attacks underscores Israel’s need for massive U.S. military aid to deter a renewal of all-out war. The presence in Syria of North Korean pilots and Cuban troops in brigade strength–as revealed by Defense Minister Moshe Dayan–is still another provocation, adding to the alarming deterioration of the Middle East cease-fire and to the need for prompt and public condemnation by the U.S., supplemented by military hardware for Israel’s defense needs.”
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