Diplomatic sources say the "hawks" of the Arab world are gathering to form a hard-line alliance against President Sadat of Egypt after his weekend trip to Jerusalem.
Diplomatic sources say the "hawks" of the Arab world are gathering to form a hard-line alliance against President Sadat of Egypt after his weekend trip to Jerusalem. Iraq already called for President Sadat's overthrow and Libya plans to withdraw its recognition of the Egyptian Government, to impose a boycott against Egypt and to demand that country's expulsion from the Arab League. According to a Palestinian spokesman, agreement to form an Arab Front to counter Mr. Sadat's peace moves has already been reached among Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, South Yemen and the Palestine Liberation Organisation. But not all comment on the Sadat trip is condemnatory, as shown by these remarks from President Carter of the United Stated and from Israeli couple in Jerusalem.
SYNOPSIS: President Carter, speaking to newsmen in Washington, gave his views on the reason for Syrian leader, President Hafez al-Assad's strong reaction against the Egyptian initiative.
But President Sadat's peace initiative was far from welcome in other quarters. As his plane arrived in Israel, these Libyan Embassy officials in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, symbolically set fire to their flag. Earlier this decade, Egypt, Libya and Syria adopted a joint "Union of Arab Republics" flag. Now Libya rejects all association with Egypt. Reporters testing public opinion in Amman, capital of Jordan, also found conflicting comments on the value of the historic trip for the Middle East and for Sadat.