NEW YORK (Oct. 3)
The central issue at the Patis talks sponsored by the United Nations Conciliation Commission is whether the Arabs want peace or not, Moshe Sharett, Israeli Foreign Minister, declared here last night on a radio broadcast sponsored by U.N. correspondents.
Replying to questions, the Minister reiterated Israel’s willingness to compensate Palestine Arab refugees for lands abandoned in Israel, but pointed out that a final solution of the Arab refugee problem must be found through the U.N. He stressed that Israel recognized that it has a special concern with the problem and would cooperate in a U.N. solution. He also warned of the danger of renewed hostilities in the Middle East.