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Most Dutch People Do Not Believe Government Should Revise Its Mideast Policy

Most Dutchmen do not believe the government should revise its Mideast policy in favor of the Arabs according to a recent public opinion poll conducted in The Netherlands. In a sampling of over 1000 persons 69 percent were not in favor of the government changing its policy to an anti-Israeli stand in order to receive more favorable treatment from the Arab nations, that is, either a total lifting or relaxation of the present Arab oil boycott of The Netherlands. Of those interviewed, 21 percent favored a “slight” modification in the Dutch Mideast policy in favor of the Arabs. Only 9 percent supported an all-out revision in the Arab world’s favor.