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U.N. Censure Did Not Change Israel’s Relations with Friendly Nations

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The censure resolution against Israel by the United Nations Security Council for the November 13 reprisal raid against Jordan has not changed Israel’s relations with the friendly states which voted for the resolution, Foreign Minister Abba Eban said in Parliament today.

The Foreign Minister made his statement in debate on a motion by Menahem Beigin of the Gahal alignment of Herut and Liberals, who demanded outright rejection by Israel of the censure resolution. Mr. Eban said the raid had not changed anything basic in the Middle East, that it had not impaired any state’s sovereignty, and that no regime had collapsed as a consequence.

He added that the Arab states nevertheless had been impressed with the danger of supporting warlike acts against Israel. He expressed the hope that the quiet on Israel’s borders in effect since the November 13 action would continue.

In his proposed motion, Mr. Beigin cited the behavior in similar situations of countries which had voted for the censure resolution. He mentioned the United States action in Viet Nam, the shooting down by the Soviet Union of a United States U-2 plane, and the bomb attacks by British planes on terrorist bases in Yemen from which marauders make sorties into Aden. The Knesset voted to refer the motion to the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee.

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