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American Academicians Reaffirm Stand for Direct Arab-israeli Talks

The American Professors for Peace in the Middle East, a group of more than 10,000 academicians on 170 American campuses, reaffirmed today its commitment to the principle of direct Arab-Israeli negotiations to achieve peace in the Middle East. The group called on President Johnson, Congress and the American people “to uphold with firmness and without ambiguity” the President’s June 19 statement that the parties to the conflict must be the parties to the peace.

It also urged the United Nations to honor its own Charter “which recognizes the right of all nations to exist and establishes that peace can be achieved through negotiation.”

The group announced today that Dr. Albert B. Sabin, discoverer of the oral anti-polio vaccine, had been named its national chairman and would preside at its first national conference in New York Dec. 9-10.