Hindustan Times Urges Arabs to Accept Kennedy’s Refugee Plan
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Hindustan Times Urges Arabs to Accept Kennedy’s Refugee Plan

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The Hindustan Times today urged the Arab states to accept United States President John F. Kennedy’s proposals to settle the Arab-Israel dispute “in the same spirit in which the offer was made.” In an editorial commenting on the proposals, the newspaper appealed to the Arab states to accept the existence of Israel, terming such acceptance an essential condition to any settlement. The editorial praised President Kennedy for taking the initiative in attempting to settle the dispute, despite his preoccupation with other matters.

Evidently annoyed by the publication of the editorial, the New Delhi representative of the Arab League described the Kennedy proposals as “inimical to the Arabs’ fundamental rights and to their legitimate aspirations.”

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