UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Oct. 6)
The elimination of Israel offers the “only” solution to tensions in the Middle East, Hashim Jawad, Iraqi Foreign Minister, told the United Nations General Assembly here today. He will be answered by Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, who is scheduled to address the UN Assembly on Monday
“The question of Palestine,” the Iraqi Minister declared, “is not settled, as nothing is really settled until it is settled right. And the only way to do is that Palestine in its entirety belong once more to the Arab population. Israel,” he insisted, “being an alien body in the Arab homeland, has no right whatsoever to continue to exist in the territories of the Arab East.”
The Iraqi foreign policy chief accused “certain powers,”–naming specifically the United States and France–of giving economic and financial aid to Israel in order to make Israel “a stronghold against the Arab states.” Jewish immigration into Israel, he held, “amply demonstrates the expansionist intentions of Israel toward the neighboring Arab countries,” while Israel’s training of army forces and expenditure of money for arms “are part of Israel’s preparation for aggression against its neighbors.”
ISRAEL FOREIGN MINISTER IS HOST TO AFRICAN DELEGATIONS TO U. N.
Twenty representatives of African nations, all of them relatively new members of the United Nations, were guests tonight at a dinner given by Mrs. Meir, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
In addition to the African guests, all of them from countries “below the Sahara,” and none of them Arab, Mrs. Meir invited also the president of this year’s General Assembly, Frederick H. Boland, of Ireland; and Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Undersecretary for special political affairs. Tuesday evening she was a guest of Soviet Premier Khrushchev at a reception given by him for heads of delegations to the UN Assembly.
Against the opposition of Arab delegates, Shabtai Rosenne, legal advisor to the Israeli’s Foreign Ministry, and a member of the Israel delegation to the General Assembly, was elected yesterday as vice-chairman of the Assembly’s legal committee.
Arab delegates protested violently, but behind the scenes, against Mr. Rosenne’s candidacy, and threatened to run a candidate of their own. When Israel stood firm, however, refusing to withdraw Mr. Rosenne’s name and insisting that there would be a floor fight for the post if the Arabs insisted on opposing Mr. Rosenne, the Arab opposition collapsed. As a result, Mr. Rosenne was elected by acclamation.