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Quaker Parley Urges Palestinian Arabs to Become Factor in Situation

A convention of Quakers attended by Americans and a number of Palestinian Arabs on the island of Cyprus has called upon the Arab nations to make peace with Israel. The deliberations were reported by the newspaper Yediot Achronot which said the convention is sending a report of its debate to President Richard M. Nixon, himself a Quaker. The United States Consulate in Jerusalem was said to have been represented at the meeting along with other diplomats.

According to the newspaper, resolutions urged Palestinian Arabs to become a factor in settling the Middle East conflict. They reportedly called on the Arab states to recognize Israel and on Israel not to demand conditions that the Arabs would regard as degrading or that would put them in the role of a defeated party.