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Sadat Assails Israel, Saying She Needs a New Lesson to End Her Attitude of Arrogance, Domination

Israel came under heavy attack today from President Anwar Sadat of Egypt in his address to the non-aligned nations conference in Colombo, according to reports received here. In a sharply worded speech, the Egyptian leader charged that Israel has become a source of aggression aimed at the Arab and African peoples and said that Israel needed a new lesson to rid it of its arrogance and domineering attitude.

Sadat, whose speech was reportedly received with prolonged applause, said that the new lesson should convince the Israelis that the non-aligned countries would not allow Israel to ignore their collective will and resolutions, no matter what forces supported Israel. He accused Israel of becoming an ally of the racist South African regime and branded the Israeli-South African collaboration the “Tel Aviv-Pretoria axis.” This alliance, Sadat said, meant to terrorize the Arabs and Africans to the point of use of nuclear arms.

Calling for collective political, military and economic action by the non-aligned bloc, Sadat said the two issues on which it could act were the Israeli occupation of Arab territories and the struggle of the African people against racist governments in Rhodesia, South Africa and Namibia. Without tangible steps by the non-aligned countries, Sadat asserted, the aggression of Israel will continue.