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Arabs at U.N. Instructed to Vote Against Peace Talks with Israel

Rejection of any Israeli call for direct peace talks is a key aspect of unified instructions by Arab governments to their delegations to the current General Assembly of the United Nations, according to a report today in the Jordanian daily newspaper, El Jihad.

Quoting a “high government source,” the newspaper said that the governments have instructed their delegations to make “extraordinary efforts” to foil “Zionist and imperialist” plans so “sidestep” the Palestine issue at the Assembly.

Among the other instructions to the Arab delegations are orders to make an effort to change the attitudes of the United States, Britain and France, and to persuade France to adopt a pro-Arab stand. El Jihad reported that King Hussein launched such an effort in his recent talks with French President Charles de Gaulle.