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Rumania, Bulgaria Barred from Unesco; Israel Opposes Both

Rumania and Bulgaria were refused admission into the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization at its session here yesterday after Israel’s delegation argued vigorously against Rumania’s admission, citing the cases of hundreds of Jewish communal leaders imprisoned there for “Zionist activity.” The final vote against Rumania was 28 to 12, despite the recommendation of the UNESCO executive board in favor of Rumania’s admission,

Similar arguments were used by Israel, and others, in the case of Bulgaria’s application for admission to the world cultural group, and the final vote rejecting her application was 29 to 7.