JERUSALEM (Jul. 5)
Political circles here generally expressed satisfaction today over the outcome of Tuesday’s voting at the United Nations General Assembly which failed to adopt both major resolutions calling for withdrawal of Israeli forces from Arab territory. Stressing that U.N. resolutions could be effective only if they dealt Justly with both sides and remained objective, an Israeli spokesman said it was far better to have no resolution at all than one which would seriously hamper all chances to improve the situation and eventually to reach a peace settlement.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol himself was quoted by the Israeli Radio network as having commented that apparently “logic and justice have prevailed.”
(In Paris today, the Council of Ministers discussed the vote, after which Information Minister Georges Gorse deplored the situation as “a bad thing which settles nothing” and expressed regret that King Hussein of Jordan, whom he described as the most moderate of the Arab leaders, was the one whose situation was “the most difficult.”)
(The New York Times expressed satisfaction that Soviet attempts to brand Israel as the aggressor had failed, and voiced the hope In an editorial today that the failure of the Arabs to win world support would “lead to a more realistic attitude.”)