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Urging Britain to Recognize Israel Withdrawn at Trades Union Congress

A resolution urging the British Government to recognize the state of Israel was today withdraw at the Trades Union Congress now in session at Margate.

S. Lever, of the Jewish Bakers Union, called on Britain to take the lead in recognizing Israel. Although his speech was well received by the delegates, it drew no comment or reply from members of the all-powerful General Council.

The magazine New Statesman and Nation, presenting “The Case for Recognizing Israel,” editorially points out in its current issue that the Jewish victories have “knocked the foundations from under” the British Middle Eastern policy. It is obvious, the publication points out, that the Arab armies cannot be relied upon in a war with the Soviet Army. Continued British refusal to recognize Israel, it said, stands in the way of a peace settlement between Israel and Transjordan and Saudi Arabia. Recognition, it added, would force “recalcitrant Syria, Egypt end Iraq to toe the line.”

The London Times today reported from Cairo that Arab League secretary Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha proposed to U.N. mediator Count Floke Bernadotte that Jaffa and Haifa be placed under U.N. control to aid in solving the Arab refuges problem. In that event, Azzam Pasha said, the pipelines would be reopened by the Arab states and that would benefit the Western powers.

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