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Brazil, Colombia Not Expected to Vote Against Israel at Lima Confab

Israel’s Health Minister. Victor Shemtov, described Israel’s “generous proposals” to Egypt for a second Sinai accord at a meeting in Brasilia today with Brazil’s Foreign Minister Azeredo Da Silveira. Shemtov also stressed that expulsion of Israel from the United Nations would bring war in the Middle East nearer.

Shemtov came to Brasilia from Bogota, the first stop on his South American tour where he met with Colombia’s Foreign Minister, Indalecio Aguirre, and other ministers and Senators friendly to Israel. Shemtov was assured that Colombia would take a pro-Israel position at the non-aligned conference scheduled to open in Lima on Aug. 25.

It was learned that Brazil, which will attend the Lima conference only as an observer, will not vote for any Arab-led effort to suspend or expel Israel from the UN General Assembly. Shemtov will leave Brasilia Sunday for Uruguay and Bolivia.

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