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Israel Votes Against British Trusteeship of Cyrenaica; Supports Italy on Somaliland

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Israel’s representative to the United Nations, Aubrey Eban, today cast a negative vote at the 59-nation Political Committee on a proposal to place Cyrenaica under long-term British trusteeship, but voted “yes” on a proposal to place Somaliland under Italian trusteeship.

The Israeli vote was one of the 17 ballots cast against Britain on the colonial issue. Cyrenaica was the major objective of a United States-British plan to achieve a solution to the problem concerning the status of the former Italian colony. Eban abstained from voting on the plan as a whole.

The names of members of Israel’s delegation to the current Assembly session of the U.N. were announced at Lake Success last night. These are: Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, chairman; Aubrey S. Eban, permanent representative arid vice-chairman; Ambassador Eliahu Elath. Eban will have the rank of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. Alternate delegates are Consul-General Arthur Lourie, Gideon Raphael and Dr. Moshe Toff. Dr. Jacob Robinson was named counsellor and Tuviah Arazi, advisor. Isaiah L. Kenen was listed as director of information for the delegation.

Leading newspapers in the U.S.– Including the New York Tines and the New York Herald-Tribune–published editorials today welcoming Israel’s admission to the United Nations as a full-fledged member. Similar editorials were printed, in all the Yiddish-language dailies in New York.

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