NEW YORK (Dec. 30)
Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a telephone interview yesterday from San Juan, Puerto Rico, that the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Cyril King, has publicly thanked Israel for voting along with the United States against a UN General Assembly resolution condemning the “imperialistic” U.S. military presence in the Virgin Islands.
The resolution, adopted earlier this month by a vote of 108-3, called upon “colonial powers to withdraw immediately and unconditionally from their military bases and installations from colonial territories and to refrain from establishing new ones.” The third country voting against the resolution was Nicaragua.
Herzog, who stopped in San Juan on his way back from the Virgin Islands to the U.S. said the addressed some 300 members of the Jewish community of St. Thomas last Sunday night at a gathering for the United Jewish Appeal. Among those attending was King. According to Herzog, the gathering was the largest in the history of the Jewish community.