U.S. Urged to Support ‘direct Arab-israel Talks’ Resolution at U. N.

President John F. Kennedy was urged today to instruct the United States delegation to the United Nations to support “to the fullest extent” the 15-nation resolution favoring direct negotiations between Israel and the Arab states to settle the Arab refugee question and other outstanding issues; In a telegram to President Kennedy, Congressman Leonard Farbstein of New York, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that the adoption of the resolution by the UN “affords the best opportunity to rid the world of an explosive and unhappy condition the consequences of which no one can foretell.”

George Meany, president of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, today directed a similar appeal to Secretary of State Dean Rusk; In a telegram to Mr. Rusk, Mr. Meany said that adoption of the 15-nation resolution would not only bring about peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors, but “may also lead toward a solution of the Arab refugee problem.”

Support by the U.S. Government for the 15-nation resolution was also urged today by the national executive board of the Farband-Labor Zionist Order. A telegram, signed by Meyer L. Brown, and Louis Segal, president and secretary of the Order, declared that “only direct negotiations between the parties can hold out the hope of a settlement.”

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