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Offers Experiences of Israel As Clue to Problem of Attainment of World Peace

Moshe Sharett, Foreign Minister of Israel, tonight offered the experiences of his nation as a clue to those studying the attainment of world peace. Sharett, who heads the Israeli delegation to the United Nations General Assembly session, spoke at a dinner forum of the Nation Associates, together with General Assembly president Herbert V. Evatt, Supreme Court Justice William O. ##uglas and Romulo Gallegos, President-in-Exile of Venezuela.

Sharett credited the U.N. with a “striking demonstration” of its capacity for “creative statesmanship” in formulating its approach to the Palestine problem, Although he pointed out that the “high purpose” of its policy was not equalled “by determination and effectiveness in execution.” The Israeli statesman pointed out that “Israel expects her claim to be considered a peace-loving nation will be accepted as genuine not because of any supposed ethical superiority but by reason of ##er evident self-interest.” To reinforce this point he cited the destruction of three-quarters of European Jewry during the last war and the pogroms and economic ruin which followed it.

Finally, Sharett pointed to the divergent economic and social ways of life co-existent in Israel, asserting that a “symbiosis of socialism and capitalism” characterized the foundations of Israeli society. “With all the stresses and frictions obtaining in Israeli as in any modern society,” he added, “there are inherent in this system the makings of a lasting social peace.”

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