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Herut Urges Settlements on Borders of Occupied Territories

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The Herut Party warned today that Israel cannot afford to “squander” the advantages gained in the June, 1967 Six-Day War in view of the “aggressive intentions” of the Arab states. The party’s central committee resolved to press for the establishment of new settlements along the boundaries of the occupied territories. The party, which is right-wing and intensely nationalistic, cited the Arab states’ recent endorsement of the Khartoum policy as sufficient justification for the steps it advocates. The Arab summit meeting at Khartoum in August, 1967 called for no negotiations, no peace and no recognition of Israel.

Herut re-elected Arieh Ben Eliezer, deputy speaker of the Knesset (Parliament), as its chairman. The party leader is Menachem Beigin, who is Minister Without Portfolio in the Eshkol coalition Cabinet.

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