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Sen. Keating Criticizes U.S. Stand Against Israel at United Nations

Senator Kenneth B. Keating, New York Republican, in an attack on United States policy toward Israel at the United Nations, declared tonight that Adlai Stevenson, American Ambassador to the United Nations “has already gone so far as to say that Israeli retaliation against Syria was not justified, despite prior Syrian attacks and a prior Israeli complaint to the United Nations Mixed Armistice Commission.”

The Senator made the charge in a general denunciation of United States Middle East policy in the UN. He spoke at a dinner meeting of the National Council of Young Israel, an association of Orthodox Congregations, which marked the start of the organization’s observance of its 50th year. The event was marked with congratulatory messages from President Kennedy, Gov. Rockefeller of New York and other dignitaries.