WASHINGTON (Mar. 23)
Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz has emphasized that the Palestine National Council’s resolution adopted in Cairo this week shows it is standing by its call for the destruction of Israel. Dinitz’s remarks were made at a dinner meeting Monday night at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel here sponsored by the Prime Minister’s Club and the Ambassador’s Society of Trustees that opened the Washington State of Israel Bond Campaign.
The text of the declaration in Cairo “as well as the concluding statement published indicates beyond any doubt that the so-called PLO has not retracted from any of its proclaimed aims nor changed its tactics to achieve them,” Dinitz said. He emphasized that the declaration reaffirms the Palestinian Covenant which calls for the destruction of Israel and reaffirms PLO intentions to convert the Jewish State into a Palestinian secular state where Jewish sovereignty is abolished.
Dinitz declared that “Israel will continue to strive for peace based on negotiations between Israel and its neighboring states and peace based on security and dignity.”