Israel Rejects Arab Proposal to Revive the Jarring Mission

Israel has rejected a new proposal to revive the Jarring mission, informed sources said here today. The sources said that the proposal was made by the Arab delegates to the Security Council who suggested a three-member consultative committee to assist Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring in renewed efforts to promote a peace settlement in the Middle East.

According to the sources, Israeli diplomats have been in contact with those Western powers which the Arab states were trying to interest in the idea and made clear their objections. They said the Israeli Ambassador in Washington, Simcha Dinitz, informed Assistant Secretary of State Joseph J. Sisco at their meeting last week that Israel wants no departure from Security Council Resolution 242 which provides the framework of the Jarring mission.

The Israeli view is that the Arab plan to set up a consultative body would alter Dr. Jarring’s mandate. The Arabs proposed that the body consist of three nonpermanent members of the Security Council-two representing the Western and Eastern blocs, and the third representing a neutral power. According to Israeli sources, the proposal did not go into further details, Israel has diplomatic relations with eight of the 15 Security Council members.

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