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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 10, 1983, Tokyo, Japan Pacific stars and stripes february 1983 Drori breach of duty 0 from Page 1 fired by begin or a second Cabinet session was scheduled for it is impossible to justify the defense ministers disregard of the danger of a the panel said in criticizing Sharon decision to allow Christian militiamen to enter Thech Atilla and Sabra Camps where they slaughtered hundreds of refugees the commissions 108page report faulted begin for indifference to Sharon actions and foreign min ister Yitzhak Shamir for ignoring a warning the killings were under but did not ask for the removal of either of those Israel bears indirect responsibility for the the com Mission along with the commis Sion said Yehoshua the chief of military should and that former Beirut area commander Amos a Ron be kept from Field command for three acceptance favored the Cabinet held a two hour emergency session after the findings were released and afterwards the government press office said Al most All the including tended to favor acceptance of the commissions recommend democracy 0 from Page 1 such an undercover role would be unnecessary if would kill the whole worldwide he the proposed million fiscal 1984 budget for the program will be presented to Congress on the state department said it will focus on five areas a series of programs in the United states and elsewhere that will cover the theory and practice of democracy for people identified As future political leaders in various conveying a More accurate picture of the character and values of the United states through Book programs and other institutions in need of such As labor begin not exempt Eitan inaction a Sharon was among the first to leave the Cabinet meeting but made no comment to state run Israel radio said begin told Sharon that he would not be sorry if the defense minister resign the National religious the begin governments chief coalition called immediately for Sharon no accurate toll Sharon personally gave the order allowing the Christian militiamen to assault Sabra and shatilla surrounded by the israeli to remove what he claimed were palestinian guerrillas hiding Sharon informed begin and the Cabinet of his order about 90 minutes after the known As were hundreds were killed in the massacre but an accurate toil May never be the bodies of 328 victims were Accord ing to the lebanese civil but Many More were listed As the reluctantly appointed by the sketched a profile of Sharon showing him to be insensitive to the Fate of the palestinians at the hands of the Christian during Lebanon 197576 civil mass killings of christians by and vice were the 14 assassination of Christian Leader and lebanese president elect Bashir provoked further Christian anger against the who were suspected of being behind the from the defense minister him we know that this consideration did not concern him in the the report in our the minister of defense made a grave mistake when he ignored the Dan Ger s of acts of White House spokesman Larry Speakes said of the commissions findings its strictly an internal israeli neither the lebanese government nor the Christian militia commented on the begins responsibility begin was not spared in the we find no reason to exempt the prime minister from responsibility for not having during or after the Cabinet session any interest in the phalanges actions in the the commis Sion the commission said begin was aware the Christian militiamen might use the palestinian refugees As a target for revenge following the assassination of no recommendations were made regarding the future of the com Mander of israeli troops in Amir but the report said he was guilty of breach of duty for doing nothing about the behaviour of the phalanges and for failing to raise the matter with chief of staff Rafael Eitan at the the panel reached grave conclusions about titans inaction but withheld a recommendation about his future since his five year term ends in the commission cleared the head of the Mossad intelligence the israeli equivalent of the and Sharon aide Avi who received warnings they might be harmed by its radio stations and political parties that advocate ideas and inform a worldwide program of exchanges will be set radio such As voice of will be Given the Means to expand their educational programming explaining democratic of personal and institutional the program will try to Foster Friendship and cooperation among groups in the United states press and Community with similar organizations in other parts of the Hagelburger said the idea is designed to be global and and will not be keyed to any individual project such As this years american Campaign to counter the drive against installing medium Range nuclear missiles in Western Reagan raps israels unnecessary delay Washington up presi Dent Reagan says Israel is holding up the peace process by delaying its withdrawal of troops from Lebanon i think that theres a certain moral Point that we think the israelis Are neglecting or not Reagan said and that is the new govern ment of after All these years of revolution and has asked All foreign forces to for them not to leave now puts them technically in the position of an occupying that they Are there by Force in this country that has said to we now want you to were going to try to continue trying to bring this peace move ment Reagan said of the Overall Middle East we dont believe that we can move to actual peace negotiations in the Middle East until the Lebanon situation is the president said that if the peace Effort requires even an increase in the multinational forces for further that we should be willing to do French and italian troops Are on duty around Beirut to assure that the new lebanese government can maintain its authority As negotiations continue toward removal of palestinian and israeli some marines Are stationed on lebanese with another 600 held in Reserve off Reagan was questioned about his relationship with israeli prime minister Menachem begin in View of differences Over building of settlements on the West Bank and tensions Between israeli and forces in he replied i dont think that it is As strained As some would have you i think weve established quite a personal Bond on his visits

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