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Arab League to Meet on U.N. Call for Peace Talks with Israel

The Arab League today issued a call for a meeting of its seven member nations in Cairo this week to discuss the opposition of the Arab states to the United Nations resolution urging direct Arab-Israel peace talks, it was reported this afternoon from Cairo.

The report said that the Egyptian press bitterly criticizes the United Nations resolution. It added that Egyptian Government leaders are of the opinion that peace talks cannot be started with Israel until the Arab refugee problem is solved.

Other reports from Cairo said that Premier Naguib, Egypt’s “strong man,” and Syrian dictator Col. Shishekly pledged themselves yesterday to work for Arab unity and military might “to dictate the will of the Arab world in the Middle East.”

Premier Naguib and the British Ambassador in Cairo, Sir Ralph Stevenson, today discussed the Palestine problem following an Egyptian Foreign Office announcement that Gen. Naguib would protest against Britain’s support of the United Nations resolution calling on the Arabs and Israel to settle their differences in direct talks. The meeting of Premier Naguib with Ambassador Stevenson lasted 45 minutes.

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