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Golda Meir Addresses U. N. Assembly Today; Israel Protests Against Iraq

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Israel’s Foreign Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir, will address the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow outlining Israel’s peaceful achievements and emphasizing the friendly relations which Israel has developed with the newly emerging African countries, sharing her knowledge with them and aiding them through technical know-how.

Israel’s interest in advancing its friendly relations with the new African states was emphasized by Mrs. Meir at a dinner given by her to the delegates of these states this weekend. “Relations with Africa, she stated, “are the central point of Israel’s life.” She was assured by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of the Ivory Coast–who spoke on behalf of the guests representing 15 African governments–that all African countries have great respect for Israel and her achievements.

The Israel delegation at the United Nations today protested formally against the anti-Israel attack made last week at the UN Assembly by Iraq’s Foreign Minister, Hashim Jawad, who called for the elimination of the Jewish State. The protest was voiced by Ambassador Michael S. Comay, permanent head of the Israel delegation, in a letter addressed to the President of the Assembly, Frederick H. Boland, of Ireland.

Mr. Comay, in his letter, pointed out that, contrary to the principles of the United Nations Charter, the Jawad speech had called for the destruction of another member-state. Mr. Comay, however, did not seek any specific Assembly action as a rebuttal to the attack by Jawad.

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