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Israel Offers Six-point Program to Arabs; Answers Bandung

Israel took issue today with the resolution on Palestine adopted last week at the Asian-African conference at Bandung, Indonesia, which supported the Arab views on implementation of United Nations decisions in reference to Palestine.

Without making any direct reference to the Bandung resolution, a statement issued here by a spokesman of the Israel delegation said that if the Arab governments really supported United Nations policies on Israel they would support the following decisions, among others:

“1. Recognition of the State of Israel as constituted on May 11, 1949 as a peace-loving state endowed with full sovereignty and integrity under the United Nations Charter. This would mean that Israel has the same right as any other sovereign state to fix its attitude to Assembly recommendations, especially those which Arab states have themselves opposed by force.

“2. Renunciation of any doctrine of a “state of war” or belligerency; and especially the abolition of Egyptian blockade measures (Security Council resolution, September 1, 1951).

“3. Readiness to extend the Armistice Agreements by negotiation into final settlements, without reference to the original partition recommendation (General Assembly resolution, December 11, 1948).

“4. Acceptance of the present boundaries of Israel and the Arab states as laid down in the Armistice Agreements together with all other provisions of those agreements except in so far as they are changed by consent (Security Council resolutions of November 16, 1948 and August 11, 1949).

“5. Reintegration of Arab refugees into the economies of their host countries pending a final settlement (General Assembly resolution, December 2, 1950).

“6 Acknowledgment of the historic fact that the Arab decision to launch hostilities against Israel created a threat to international peace and security (Security Council resolution, July 15. 1948).

### the ### of Arab governments ### that they ### both the armistice ### the ###### 1947 settlement which they destroyed by force, ######### favor of Jordan and Egypt withdrawing to their pre-1948 boundaries ############ as a separate unit in economic #########.############### all these ideas, their talk about UN resolutions is completely” the Israel spokesman pointed out in his statement. “It is more exploitation of the name of a peace organization for purposes of hostilities. The United Nations Charter gives Israel an overriding right to preserve its sovereignty, its present territorial integrity and its unqualified capacity to decide who shall and who shall not enter its gates.”

(Israel Premier Moshe Sharett, in a message sent to the Bandung conference, has protested the adoption by its political committee of an anti-Israel resolution. His message expressed the Israel Government’s “astonishment and profound regret” over the action. In view of Israel’s exclusion from the parley, Mr. Sharett was astonished that the body had “deemed it fair and expedient” to discuss and resolve “upon issues vitally affecting Israel’s future and her relations with neighboring states.”)

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