WASHINGTON (Aug. 26)
A statement voicing deep concern and disapproval of the attempt to suspend or expel Israel from the United Nations General Assembly was issued yesterday by 50 Congressmen. The statement, drafted by Members of Congress for Peace Through Law, a bipartisan group, was signed by 47 members of the House and three Democratic Senators, Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Dick Clark of the House and three Democratic Senators, Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Dick Clark of Iowa, and Adlai Stevenson of Illinois.
“Our need is to advance the political organization of mankind to cope with our global problems,” the Congressmen said. “We would therefore view with deep concern and disapproval action on the part of any member state to expel or suspend Israel from participation in the General Assembly of the United Nations.”
The statement added: “Our world is interdependent, our mutual problems demand greater not less international cooperation. Our need is to strengthen forums and organizations where all nations can meet and participate regardless of the most profound differences, Our need is to advance the political organization of mankind to cope with our global problems.” The statement, which came as the 79-nation non-alignment conference in Lima, Peru opened, was not sent to the conference.