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Foreign Minister of Tunisia Says Israel Must Be Seen As a Fact

Foreign Minister Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia, who is on an official visit here, said at a press conference today that his country regards the creation of Israel as a new form of colonialism infringing on the Arab world. But, he maintained, the Arabs have to accept the realistic view that Israel is a fact and resolve their conflict through the United Nations. He said that “both parties should make concessions and, above all, abandon extremism.” Mr. Bourguiba’s remarks were generally in line with the views expressed by his father, President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia.