Herzog Calls for More Attention to Arab-israeli Peaceful Co-existence

An Israeli general complained here yesterday that while border shootings and bomb scare make headlines, little is said or written about growing peaceful co-existence between Arabs and Israelis in the occupied territories.

Gen. Chaim Herzog, the first military governor of the West Bank and recently elected president of the Israel ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training), spoke before 600 delegates to the World ORT conference here.

He accused President Nasser of Egypt, the Soviet Union and the El Fatah terrorists of deliberately attempting to prejudice an increasing trend toward a negotiated settlement of the Middle East dispute. “The events of the last few days make us apprehensive but not fearful,” Gen. Herzog said. “The answer to the Soviet policy of hatred and provocation in the Middle East must be to strengthen Israel to the point where this country can be a deterrent against any possible aggression.” Gen. Herzog cited ORT vocational schools for Arabs on the West Bank as an example of “basic co-existence that is perhaps the greatest reality in the area.”

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