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Azf Says Big Four Guarantee Will Only Guarantee Trouble Not Peace

The national board of the American Zionist Federation, at its semi-annual meeting here yesterday, resolved that a Middle East peace “guaranteed” by a Big Four sponsored security force “will guarantee further trouble, not the peace to which we aspire.” The board, representing 700,000 AZF members, said “there must be a formal recognition of Israel and its right to survive.” It praised the Nixon administration’s promise to maintain “Israel’s military equality with Egypt” and noted that President Nixon has “recognized the fact that peace can be achieved in the Middle East only by direct negotiations…without any preconceived definitions of withdrawal.” Also unanimously endorsed was a resolution supporting the basic land principle of the Jewish National Fund, that its lands in Israel shall never be sold, but remain the inalienable property of the entire Jewish people. In lauding the JNF on the occasion of its 70th anniversary of the founding of the Keren Kayemeth Leisrael, the board reaffirmed that “this principle has contributed immeasurably to the economic and social welfare of Israel, and has proven and remains a veritable foundation stone of Zionist ideology.”

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