Mr. Simcha Dinitz, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, has questioned the integrity of?
Mr. Simcha Dinitz, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, has questioned the integrity of the Soviet Union as a peace-maker in the Middle East.
In a press conference held after a meeting on Thursday (January 10) between Mr. Dinitz and U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Israeli ???assador accused the Soviet Union of being the leading architect facilitating the October War in the Middle East. Mr. Dinitz asked how the USSR could even participate in creating a lasting peace considering, its role during the war.
The Israeli Ambassador told newsmen that Dr. Kissinger did not take any specific Israeli proposals with him when the secretary of State left it became evident that problems had developed in the Geneva discussions on the disengagement of Israeli and Egyptian troops along the Suez Canal. It had been widely reported that Israel had offered to withdraw twenty miles (thirty-two kilometres) into the sinai in return for a reduction of Egyptian troops along the East Bank of the Suez Canal.