LAKE SUCCESS (Oct. 23)
In honor of United Nations Day–which will be celebrated around the world tomorrow–Aubrey S. Eban, Israel’s permanent delegate to the U.N., tonight broadcast in Hebrew to the Jewish state a statement of tribute to the world organization on its fourth anniversary.
Pointing out that mankind is faced with the possibility of destruction as a result of perfected engines of destruction, Mr. Eban declared that “mankind places its hopes in the principles of peace and brotherhood enunciated in the (U.N.) Charter which has been solemnly accepted by all governments. Israel, which bequeathed to the world the vision of universal peace, is entitled and bound to make its contribution towards the fulfillment of that vision in our times. On this day we recall the important role played by the United Nations in proclaiming Israel’s right to independence at a time when that right was strongly challenged and denied.”
Citing the United Nations’ action to outlaw genocide and to guarantee human rights throughout the world as outstanding achievements in the struggle to build a better world, Jacob Blaustein, president of the American Jewish Committee, called for the celebration of United Nations Day as a world-wide legal holiday. Mr. Blaustein also credited the organization for helping dispel the threat of war in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, issued a statement declaring that “we look to this occasion as a reminder to all of us of our common humanity and our indivisible stake in world peace and progress; and in world-wide human security and happiness.”