Israel Flag Flies from Eire Parliament for First Time at Interparliamentary Meeting

The Israel flag was flown for the first time from the staff of the Dail (Parliament) building in honor of the presence of the delegation from the Jewish state at the meeting of the Interparliamentary Union here.

The Israel delegation includes David Hacohen and Beba Idelson of Mapai, Morde## Bentov of Mapam, Rabbi M. Nurock of Mizrachi, Yaacov Meridor of Herut, Isaish Klibanov of the General Zionists, and Dov Cohn, of the Progressive Party. The arrival of the Israelis has caused considerable excitement among the Jewish population here and many functions have been arranged in their honor.

During the early stages of the meeting of the Union, several Arab delegates attacked Israel and the United Nations over the fate of the Palestine Arab refugees. Rabbi Nurock and Mr. Hacohen replied, pointing out that the Arab states themselves were responsible for the plight of the refugees and that if they were readmitted by Israel the refugees might easily become a mass fifth column. The Jewish delegates also spoke on the achievements of their country and on the aims of the people of Israel.

Later, during a debate on a resolution for the protection of children, particularly stateless children, Irish Senator Seamus O’Farrell called for the uniting of refugee children with their parents, stating that Jewish children in Eastern Europe are not permitted to joint their parents in Israel. Israel delegate Mrs. Idelson outlined the measures taken by the Israel Government in behalf of children.

During a discussion on the teaching of history, Israel delegate Idov Cohen called for the eradication from all textbooks of references to racial discrimination. Mr. Hacohen and Mr. Klibanov were elected to serve on the Council of the Union.

(A delegation of 68 Israel students arrived in London for a tour of England and France for the purpose of establishing closer connections with Jewish students bodies.)

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