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UN Group Votes to Exclude Israel from Conference on Human Settlement

The United Nations Preparatory Conference on Human Settlement (Habitat) which concluded its meeting in Teheran over the weekend, adopted a recommendation to exclude Israel from its forth coming conference in Vancouver, it was learned here today.

According to a report released by the UN, the recommendation to exclude Israel was made on grounds that “Israel always acted contrary to the spirit of ‘Habitat'” and for Israel’s alleged responsibility for the “involuntary migration of two million Palestinian Arabs and for the destruction of thousand (sic) of their homes and villages.” The five-day conference in Teheran was attended by the representatives of 27 Asian and Pacific area nations. Eleven of them voted for the resolution to exclude Israel from the Vancouver conference.