Under the auspices of the Hebrew University's Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations Prof. Henry?
Under the auspices of the Hebrew University's Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations Prof. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, delivered a lecture on international relations from the US point of view. On the dais with Prof. Kissinger were 1-r Mr. Abe Harman, President of the Hebrew University, Mr. Simha Dienitz, former Israel ambassador to the USA (in the days of Kissinger's tenure as secretary), Prof. Nissim Cron, Head of the Leonard Davis Institute and Mr. L. Davis himself. - Dr. K. reviewed the developments of the American foreign policy over the last 15 years, called the Israel-Egypt peace treaty on of the turning points in the development of the ME but stated that not it but the Iranian revolution was responsible for the strains in the area. He stated that the fact that an ally of 36 years of the USA was replaced by the new regime without the USA having done anything about it was responsible for the strengthening of the rejectionist countries and the strain in relations with countries, normally known as allies of the USA. He also pointed to the fact that latest developments in the economy of USA and the position of the US as related to this economic development brought the USA, who has really never known a political orientation from a position of war towards the recognitions which Israel has had as a country which until lately has never known a political orientation from a position of peace. Thus the two countries are moving towards the same goal from different directions and it is of utmost importance that they coordinate their policies rather that be dragged by their policies into a process of evolving positions.