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Arab Delegate Proposes Five-point Anti-israel “plan” at U.n Assembly

A suggestion that the United Nations “reverse the course adopted by the United Nations” in regard to Palestine by wiping out Israel, was made to the General Assembly here today by Ahmad Shukairy, Saudi Arabian Minister of State for United Nations Affairs. Mr. Shukairy addressed the Assembly as chairman of his country’s delegation and delivered the first bitter anti-Israel speech heard by the delegates thus far this year.

Calling his proposal “a new approach, ” Mr. Shukairy outlined a five-point program which would follow a United Nations vote wiping off the books all previous resolutions regarding Palestine including the 1947 partition resolution. The program would include:

“1. The restoration of the geographic unity of Palestine as part and parcel of the Arab homeland.

“2. The repatriation of Arabs and Jews–the Arab refugees to their homes in Palestine and the Jewish newcomers to their former countries.

“3. The constitution of Palestine as a democratic state where all the inhabitants will have equal rights and duties–Moslems, Christians and Jews alike.

“4. The disarmament and demobilization of all troops, the demilitarization of the whole country and its neutralization, all guaranteed by the Security Council.

“5. The appointment of a United Nations representative to report to the General Assembly on matters pertaining to the status quo of religious shrines and the free access to the Holy Places. “

Mr. Shukairy told the Assembly that “recognition of Israel by the Arab states has not come and it is not forthcoming–now or for all time to come, even should Israel survive for all time to come. ” He attacked as an “empty slogan” the contention that “Israel is there to stay, ” and declared: “Israel is there not to stay and is not going to stay. “

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