UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (Sep. 9)
Assorting that he has not “brainwashed” himself from his known status as a Zionist, Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, chairman of the United Nations delegation to the United Nations, asserted here today that, as Washington’s repressentative, he will concern himself more, on Arab-Israeli issues, with his Government’s position, rather than with his own “private” views.
The question arose at a luncheon in his honor by the United Nations Correspondents Association, where, among other subjects, he was asked: “You have been characterized as a Zionist. Is it accurate? How would this affect your work here at the United Nations?
“I have not brainwashed myself,” he replied. At the United Nations, my views on the Arab-Israel question will be the views of my Government. The question is an irrelevancy. The real question is: What is the United States position? I have expressed myself on many issues in my personal life. I am still the same man I was before. The American position is friend ship with all countries in the Middle East to help them work out their destiny. What I said privately does not conflict with this position of the United States. I have never said anything different in my private capacity.”