UNITED NATIONS (Aug. 18)
Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, sharply criticized today Secretary General Kurt Waldheim for expressing “regrets” about the decision by the Israeli government to establish three new settlements on the West Bank. Herzog said that Waldheim “seemed so preoccupied with the decisions of the Israeli government that he was impervious to the shedding of Israeli blood by the Palestine Liberation Organization.”
Herzog noted that since the beginning of July, Waldheim had criticized Israel three times. During the same period, the PLO had carried out at least seven acts of terror against civilians in Israel and the West Bank. Herzog said that Waldheim had not once spoken out against the PLO. He termed this a double standard.