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U.S. Urged to Oppose UNESCO Action

Sens. Edward Kennedy (D.Mass.) and Gale McGee (D.Wyo.) have urged the State Department to oppose the Arab and Communist proposed resolution calling on UNESCO to terminate funds from that United Nations group to Israel unless Israel ceases archaeological explorations in Jerusalem. The issue is scheduled for debate tomorrow in UNESCO in Paris.

In separate letters to Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and his first assistant. Deputy Secretary Robert S. Ingersoll, the two Senators wrote that the U.S. not only should vote against the measure but “actively” and “aggressively” line up votes against its passage. Sen. Clifford P. Case (R.NJ). in a separate statement said the UNESCO resolution was “baseless” because Israel treats fairly all historical treasures, whether Arab. Hebrew or Christian in origin.

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