Israel Cabinet Approves Policy for Delegation at U.N. Assembly

The Israel Cabinet met today to give final approval to the policy which the Israeli delegation should follow at the United Nations General Assembly, which opens its deliberations in New York on September 20.

President Nasser of the United Arab Republic will attend the UN Assembly as the head of the UAR delegation. The possibility of Premier David Ben-Gurion’s participation in the Assembly was not discussed at today’s Cabinet meeting, nor was the Premier authorized to decide himself on this question, a government spokesman stated. Official circles repeatedly dismissed the idea of the Premier’s going to the UN Assembly before it became known that Nasser will head his delegation at the Assembly.

Interest was displayed here today in the possibility of a package deal at the UN Assembly, which would bring Egypt into the Security Council, replacing Tunisia. It was indicated that the Israeli delegation at the United Nations would fight against such a package deal.

Israel’s general policy at the Assembly will be to adopt an attitude close to that of the delegations from African countries. On the Algerian question, Israel is expected to avoid participation in the debate at the Assembly, but to vote on the side of Franc. On other “colonial” issues, especially those concerning Southwest Africa, Israel would take a more pro-African stand than in the last Assembly.

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