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Israel’s Stand on Algerian Issue Outlined at United Nations Assembly

Israel backed in the United Nations a French proposal for democratic elections in Algeria to settle the troublesome Algerian question.

In an address to the General Assembly’s political and security committee, Emile Najar of the Israel delegation said that it would be “unforgivably lighthearted” to attempt to solve the Algerian issue by supporting secession of the North African territory from France. He pointed out that for over a century Algeria had been an integral part of France and that its problems could be worked out “in the French family.”