LONDON (Sep. 3)
The annual conference of the British Labor Party will be asked to adopt a resolution supporting the stand taken by its faction in Parliament which opposed the supplying of jet planes to the Arab states as long as they did not conclude peace with Israel. The resolution will be presented by the British Zionist Labor Party.
The conference, which will take place at the end of this month in Margate, will be asked to declare that the arms race in the Middle East is endangering the economic progress of the region and preventing the raising of the living standards of the population.
The resolution also asks that in any arrangement between Britain and Egypt, the wider interests of the region as a whole, including the security and welfare of Israel, be taken into full account. It deplores the “serious incidents” along Israel’s borders and calls upon the Arab rulers to reach a final settlement with the State of Israel through direct peace talks.
Furthermore, the resolution asserts that peace between the Arab world and Israel based on full sovereignty and territorial integrity of all the states in the area, is a “vital need both for the Middle East and for the cause of world peace. It also asks the British Government to use its “longstanding friendship with Jordan” to achieve better understanding between that country and Israel.