VIENNA (Aug. 31)
The Israeli delegation to the current session here of the Inter-Parliamentary Union congress has been active in various aspects of the assembly’s deliberations and on several committees. Rabbi Mordecai Nurok has been re-appointed a vice-president of the IPU, and Israeli deputies attending the session have been assigned to the political-juridical commission and to the economic-finance commission.
As usually occurs at international congresses, the Arab states have made a public attack on Israel. This time the Lebanese delegate took the floor, hitting at the United Nations for supporting Israel while Israel allegedly refused to comply with decisions of the UN. Israel delegate Jacob Klebanow, replying, noted that the Arab states had taken up arms in an attempt to upset the UN partition of Palestine and that all subsequent Arab-Israel conflicts sprang from this Arab aggression.