NEW YORK (Jan. 24)
Addressing 500 guests at a farewell dinner last night tendered by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Ambassador Avraham Harman of Israel paid tribute to “the sense of decency and fair play” which he said the United States had shown towards Israel and other small nations that had obtained their independence following World War II.
The ambassador praised the United States for its “unswerving policy” of upholding the right of every state to be its own self and to see its existence respected. He said that “never has this policy of supporting small and independent state been more effectively and clearly expressed than in the American stand during the Middle East crisis last June and in the UN debate since that time.”