Rabin Tells of Pre-requisite of Peace. Gets Men’s Clubs Award

Recognition, reconciliation and open boundaries are the three pre-requisites for peace in the Middle East, General Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Ambassador to the United States said today. Gen. Rabin spoke at the convention of the National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (Conservative), where he received the 1969 award “For Distinguished Service to Jewry.”

“The foremost obstacle to peace,” Gen. Rabin said, “is the Arab refusal to recognize Israel’s right to exist. Recognition is the first pre-requisite to peace. The second is reconciliation, which is achievable only if the parties meet together and reconcile their differences through negotiation. The third is the establishment of open boundaries. The boundaries between Israel and its neighbors must be open to the flow of ideas and of information, for only thus can mutual understanding evolve.”

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