Congress of Liberals Supports Israel Against Threats by Arabs

Delegates representing Liberal parties in 10 European countries, Canada and Israel concluded their International Liberal Congress in Stresa near here, with the adoption of resolutions voicing concern at the “open threat expressed at the summit conference of Arab leaders to annihilate Israel, and in the military build-up directed towards this end. ” The resolutions also condemned the work of West German scientists working on Egyptian arms development.

The delegates also called for direct negotiations between Israel and the Arab states as the “proper way to settle their differences and to bring the state of war to an end.” They urged the Governments of the United States, Britain and France to reaffirm their tripartite guarantee and to “make it clear beyond doubt that they will effectively oppose any attempt to change the order in this region by any acts of violence against Israel.”

Earlier in the conference, Moshe Kol, Israeli Liberal Party member of Parliament, who was elected vice-president of the Congress, called on the delegates to warn the Arabs against any aggression. He appealed to the West German Government to do its utmost to bring back the German scientists from Egypt.

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