GENEVA (Jul. 16)
Israel rebuked Libya today for introducing the Middle East conflict into deliberations of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on International economic and social policies. Wahbi I-Bouri, the Libyan representative, contended that economic progress had been Jeopardized in several Arab countries by “Israeli aggression” when he said, not only caused material damage and created a refugee problem but forced the diversion of much needed funds Into armaments.
Miss H. Hareli, of Israel, speaking as an observer and exorcises the right of reply, said that the proper forums for discussing the Middle East problem were the General Assembly and the Security Council, not UNESCO. War always Is bound to bring distress she said, adding that it was not Israel but the Arab countries that were the aggressors in the Middle East.