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Delegation Reports No Signs of Violence by Israelis in Occupied Territories

A delegation of the International League Against Anti-Semitism and Racism (LICA), which has just returned from a visit to Israel, reported today that it had found “no trace of violence or of arbitrary behaviour on the part of the Israeli authorities in the occupied territories.” The delegation consisted of Gaston Monerville, former president of the French Senate; Socialist Party Deputy Pierre Giraud; Gerard Rosenthal, a well-known left-wing intellectual; and Mrs. Nina Julia, wife of the Gaullist Deputy President of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. Reporting on the committee’s trip, Mr. Giraud said there were fewer policemen in the occupied territories “than in some of Paris’ streets.” Mr. Monerville called on “free men everywhere” to come to Israel’s help and on France to “find again her true face”–that of a country which “honors its pledge, its signature and its historical past.”