Arabs Boycott World Fair Exhibitors Association for Naming Israeli

The naming of an Israeli-American Pavilion official to a working committee of the Association of International Exhibitors brought a boycott of the Association at the World’s Fair yesterday by representatives of the United Arab Republic, Jordan and Sudan Pavilions.

The Arab representatives walked out of the second meeting of the association when Shlomo Kadoory, associate manager of the Israeli-American Pavilion, was named to the committee. Kadoory said that he mentioned the walkout to the one remaining Moslem, the Moroccan representative whose answer was a shrug.

A spokesman for the Jordan Pavilion, center of a long dispute over an anti-Israel mural, said the three walked out because they felt that the Association was “not representative of international groups at the Fair.”

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