Histadrut Joins Protest Against French Atom Bomb Tests in Pacific
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Histadrut Joins Protest Against French Atom Bomb Tests in Pacific

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In solidarity with the trade union movements of Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the Pacific area, the Histadrut Executive Bureau adopted a resolution expressing strong protest against the French plans for nuclear tests in the South Pacific Ocean. Histadrut secretary general Yitzhak Ben Aharon reported to the executive meeting on the protests made by international organizations against these tests.

The Histadrut resolution said: “These tests constitute a serious threat to the life and health of mankind and the Histadrut will, therefore, take action within the framework of the international organizations to which it is affiliated, for the prevention of these dangerous experiments.” Several days ago France exploded one of the nuclear bombs without regard to international protests, the Histadrut noted.

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