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Afl-cio Convention Hears Mrs. Meir, Votes Pro-israel Resolutions

The American Labor movement as represented by the 15 million member AFL-CIO went on record today in favor of extensive U.S. military aid to Israel. A resolution to that effect was unanimously adopted by delegates to the union’s biennial convention here after they gave a prolonged ovation to Israel’s Premier, Mrs. Golda Meir. Other resolutions called for direct Arab-Israeli negotiations and demanded that Syria immediately release two Israeli nationals held captive in Damascus since their TWA airliner was hijacked Aug. 29.

In her speech. Mrs. Meir. a life-long member of the Labor Zionist movement, blamed the Soviet Union for the events leading up to the Six-Day War and for keeping the Middle East in constant turmoil ever since. Mrs. Meir referred sentimentally to her long association with the trade union movement.