UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., (Oct. 13)
The United Nations General Assembly opens its seventh regular session here tomorrow with the Arab-Israel issue as one of the question on the agenda and with the possibility that Israel may be elected to a vice-presidency of the Assembly.
Israel Ambassador Abba Eban, permanent head of the Israel delegation at the United Nations, returned to the United States today after visiting Tel Aviv where he consulted with top government leaders on major issues which will arise at the U. N. General Assembly. It is expected that Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett may come to the United States in November to participate in some of the deliberations of the Assembly.
Originally, the Arab-Israel issue was not included on the agenda prepared for the Assembly. However, at the last moment, just before expiration of the 30-day deadline for submitting items, the six Arab states represented at the U.N. asked that the question of the “Conciliation Commission for Palestine and its work in the light of the resolution of the United Nations” be discussed at the Assembly. Ambassador Eban then requested that the violations by the Arab states of the armistice agreements concluded with Israel be taken up.
American Ambassador Ernest Gross, one of the U.S. delegates at the United Nations, indicated to correspondents here that the U.S. Government will make every effort possible to bring about an Arab-Israel peace. He lauded Israel’s decision to unfreeze Arab blocked accounts in Israel and said that the step greatly encourages the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Committee in its work of bringing the Arabs and Israel closer to an agreement.