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Leader of Lebanese League in Brazil Urges Arab-israel Peace Talks

An appeal to Arabs and Jews to come together at a top-level conference with a view to settle the Arab-Israel conflicts was made here today by a leader of the Lebanese League of Rio de Janeiro. The leader, Edmundo Baracat, is the founder of the Syrian-Lebanese Club in Brazil.

Declaring that the policy of President Nasser of the United Arab Republic is “a threat to Lebanon’s millenial democracy, ” Mr. Baracat, in a statement made to the newspaper O Globo, said: “As a Brazilian whose family was born here, I say that Lebanon desires to live in peace and harmony, with all neighboring peoples, including the state of Israel which has an inalienable right to live as an independent country and which is being made into a great and modern nation by the dynamism of its sons.”

“The problem of the Palestine refugees must be faced with humanity and logic,” he continued. “Surely they cannot return to Israel and should be integrated in Arab lands, regions of their customs and traditions.”