UNITED NATIONS (Sep. 30)
Arab attempts to have Israel suspended from the General Assembly are expected to reach a climax tomorrow when the Credentials Committee submits its report to the Assembly plenary accepting the credentials of all member states, including Israel. Syria, Libya or Iraq or probably all three are expected to take the floor to demand Israel’s ouster.
Israeli sources here said, however, that there was a widespread reluctance among a majority of member states to support such a move and noted that the Arab states were divided among themselves on the issue. Another anti-Israel move is expected this afternoon at a conference of Islamic foreign ministers to be held outside the UN. The conference will be attended by Arab and non-Arab Moslem states.
Sources here said the Islamic states were expected to demand measures against Israel, at Jordan’s initiative, over the Machpela Cave–the tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron–which has been a source of friction between Jews and Arabs in that West Bank town.