UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Dec. 7)
Morocco, which is currently a member of the Security Council, introduced a resolution in the Council today calling for strong condemnation of Israel as a result of the Syrian-Israeli clash that occurred on Israel’s northern frontier on Nov. 13. Israel and Syria have charged each other with aggression, and, to date, the Council has held six meetings on the issue.
There was little doubt here that the 11-member Council–scheduled to meet again tomorrow–would reject the proposed Moroccan resolution. The United States, Britain and France, backed by several other members, seemed to be inclined, when the Council held its last meeting, last Thursday, to a more conciliatory attitude, blaming neither side or blaming both equally, but calling upon the disputants to Keep their border tranquil and cooperate more closely with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization. Morocco was sure today of having the support only of the two Communist members of the Council, the USSR and Czechoslovakia.
Meanwhile, it was learned here that American-Israeli relations in general are still as close as they were last June, when Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol visited President Johnson in Washington. Satisfaction over those relations was expressed in Israeli circles following a weekend conference between Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Abba Eban and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The two met for an hour in Mr. Eban’s Hew York hotel suite, discussing general issues before the United Nations now, as well as specific problems facing Israel and the Middle East.