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New Ambassador from Ghana Expresses Belief That Israel Passionately Yearns for Peace

The new ambassador from Ghana, Maj. Gen. S.J.A. Otu, invoked his Christian background today as he presented his credentials to President Zalman Shazar. “To those of us in Ghana who have been brought up within the folds of Christianity,” he said in a ceremonial address, “the name ‘Jerusalem’ Is a source of inspiration for all those ideas which make for the continued existence of mankind. Peace is one of those ideas. Therefore, the prophets of Israel, who in their supreme wisdom envisioned peace, never ceased to Instill the consciousness of peace in their pupils.” The African diplomat said he believed in “Israel’s passionate yearning for peace” and said he hoped to “contribute to the achievement of lasting peace in the Middle East.”