Arab Leader Tells Americans There is No Bias in Israel

There is no discrimination against Arabs who are citizens of the State of Israel, an Arab deputy to the Israel Parliament, Aid Addin Zaubi, told visiting American labor leaders here today.

The Americans, seven of whom are leaders of large trade unions affiliated with both the AFL and the CIO, visited this all-Arab city in the course of their tour of the country to study labor conditions and labor-management relations.

The Arab minority in this country, Deputy Zaubi said, receive “all the state services and privileges to which all other citizens are entitled.” The Arab citizens here, he told the U.S. labor delegation, hope that the American labor movement, together with their government, will help improve the relations between Israel and her Arab neighbors. “Our government,” he said, “has made every effort to attain peace with its neighbors. Unfortunately, all proposals have been rejected.”

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