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Tekoah Raps Soviet-arab Domination of Youth Assembly As Disgrace Upon the UN

Responding to questions from the press regarding the discussions of the Middle East situation in the World Youth Assembly, Israel’s Ambassador Yosef Tekoah, said ‘nothing could reflect more the irresponsible and destructive nature of the World Youth Assembly proceedings than the fact that a resolution which called for peace between Israel and the Arab states in accordance with Security Council Resolution 242 of November 1967 was barred even from serious discussion.” Instead of calling for peace, Ambassador Tekoah said, the Assembly took note of the approval in one of its committees’ reports of “the doctrine of the extreme Arab terrorist organizations which wage a campaign of murder against Israel’s civilian population and deny the rights of the people of Israel to self-determination, freedom and sovereignty.” Furthermore, he stated, the Soviet-Arab establishment which, “by a show of force has imposed Its will” upon the Assembly has thus brought “disgrace upon the United Nations and the ideals it should stand for.”

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