Diplomat Says Israel Enjoys Good Will of Latin American Governments

Israel enjoys the good will and sympathy of Latin American governments, Ambassador Nathaniel Lorch, head of the Latin American desk of the Israeli Foreign Ministry said yesterday after a conference here with seven Israeli ambassadors accredited to Latin American governments. Ambassador Lorch said “reports from our ambassadors show that our relations with Latin America are cordial and if there are divergencies, they are among friends.” He stressed the importance of Argentina’s pro-Israel stance since Argentina will “probably” be elected to the Security Council as a non-permanent member this year. In response to questions Mr. Lorch said there had been “massive” Egyptian violations of the cease-fire standstill agreement in the Suez Canal zone. He said that in spite of these cease-fire violations, Israel would continue to search all possibilities to reach a peace which “all peoples of our area need so much.”

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