NEW YORK (Oct. 14)
The Arab League today announced an English essay contest with a choice of 10 subjects, virtually all of them slanted toward a condemnation of Israel and Zionism. The announcement, contained in an advertisement in the New York Times, said the contest was arranged in connection with the Arab Regional Conference on Human Rights to be held in Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 2-10. It called for 10,000 words “typed in English.” The deadline for submitting the paper is Oct. 31, 1968, little more than two weeks away.
The entries, for which each winner will be awarded a $480 prize, must cover one of the following subjects, the advertisement said: “The Arab States exercise of Human Rights and their plans for the future; The Zionist view of human rights; World press and Arab Human Rights in Palestine and the occupied territories; The treatment of Arabs and Eastern Jews in occupied Palestine (1948-1967); The treatment of prisoners of war and members of the Arab resistance force; The treatment of Arab civilians in the occupied territory since the June, 1967 aggression; Imperialist violation of the Arab Human Rights in Palestine; The United Nations and the Arab Human Rights in Palestine or other; The right of self-determination, and The struggle against occupation in the occupied territory.”