Two More Congressmen Question U.S. Policy at U.N. on Censuring Israel

Two more Congressional voices have been added to criticism of the United States sponsorship of the recent United Nations Security Council resolution censuring Israel.

In a speech on the House floor, Republican Congressman Milton W. Glenn, of New Jersey, said “the resolution was contrary to the facts, which indicated a heavy build-up of Soviet-made weapons by Syrian forces along the frontier area.” He told the House he is joining in the request made by several other House members that Secretary of State Dean Rusk be asked to furnish a complete report “with respect to the motivation and underlying reasons for the sponsorship by this country of the resolution.”

In a speech last night at Revere, Mass. Democratic Congressman Torbert H. Macdonald of Massachusetts labeled the resolution “both unnecessary and uncalled for.” He said “it represents a disservice to the cause of peace in the Middle East, undermines the authority of the United Nations, and therefore is not in the best interests of the United States.” He held that the Security Council’s action “encourages the Arab states to believe that they can continue their guerrilla war against Israel, immune from United Nations censure and challenge.”

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