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Israel Opposes Soviet Proposals for Big Five Peace Talks and Outlawing of Atom Bomb

Israel today spoke out in opposition to a Soviet proposal for a five-power peace pact and the outlawing of the atomic bomb.

Speaking for the Jewish state before the Political Committee of the General Assembly, Gideon Raphael asserted that Israel considered loyal implementation of the peace principles of the United Nations Charter as the main guarantee for peace. Pointing out that the atomic weapon was just one of many destructive features of war, Mr. Raphael insisted that a firm anti-aggression stand by all nations would do away with all weapons.

He also said that Israel had “reservations” about a Big Power peace pact because it believed that peace could be made only by all the members of the United Nations. He spoke in favor of an Indian resolution which places the blams for war on human want.