Israeli Cabinet Adopts Four-point Program As Policy for Its Delegation to U.N.
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Israeli Cabinet Adopts Four-point Program As Policy for Its Delegation to U.N.

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The Israeli delegation which will leave hare tomorrow to attend the General Assembly sessions in Paris–under the leadership of Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok–will concentrate on efforts to prevent the casting of a majority vote to implement Count Bernadotte’s Palestine report, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned here today. Israeli policy at the U.N. will be guided by a set of four decisions reached yesterday by the Cabinet. These decisions are reported to be:

1. A firm stand for the retention of the Nov. 29, 1947, General Assembly resolution, with the need for some border rectifications necessitated by the Arab invasions.

2. Opposition by all available means against severing the entire Negev from Israel, which is needed for large-scale resettlement.

3. Retention of a territorial link with Jerusalem to enable the Holy City to be defended in case of need.

4.The Provisional Government of Israel accepts the demand of the Jerusalem Jewish community that Jerusalem must be attached to Israel at all costs, unless ample guarantees exist that a strong U.N, force will be provided to defend an internationalized Jerusalem. Since both the world and U.N. situations at present do not provide such a guarantee, the Provisional Government of Israel believes that the most logical solution to the problem would be to attach Jewish Jerusalem to Israel, and give the Arab part to the Arabs; the Holy Places should be placed in an international zone.

The Israeli Government will apparently not enter into any direct negotiations with the Arabs on the basis of the Bernadotte report as it stands today, it was indicated here.

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