LONDON (Apr. 17)
The Government of Israel has protested to the Philippine Government, leader of the pro-Western states among the Asian and African nations who will open their conference at Bandung, Indonesia, tomorrow, against Arab plans to turn the parley into an anti-Israel sounding board, it was reported here today from Manila.
The report said that in an aide memoire Israel had complained that it had been shut out of the 29-nation parley (by the opposition of the Arab League states) and appealed to the Philippines “not to permit an injustice to be committed against any nation not represented at the conference.”
This was an obvious reference to the plans of the Arabs announced in Bandung last week by Dr. Mohammed Fadil Jamali, Iraqi Foreign Minister, and breached in New Delhi by Egyptian Premier Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser to India’s Pandit Nehru, to press for adoption of a resolution at the conference condemning Israel for “aggression” against the Arabs.