UNITED NATIONS (Nov. 2)
The UN Special Committee Against Apartheid has called on the General Assembly to “once again condemn the government of Israel” for alleged “collaboration” with “the apartheid regime in South Africa in the military, nuclear, political, economic and other fields” including sports and cultural exchanges. The report, submitted to the General Assembly on Oct. 28, was made public in a press release issued by the committee this afternoon.
The Special Committee Against Apartheid consists of 18 Communist bloc, Arab and Third World countries. Its report stated that the committee had “followed with grave concern the continuing and increasing collaboration by the government of Israel with the apartheid regime in South Africa,” especially in the military field, has been one of deliberate choice and a hostile act against the oppressed people of South Africa.”
The report stated further: “The Special Committee wishes to emphasize that the growing alliance between the government of Israel and the apartheid regime reflecting their common disregard of the UN, represents a challenge to the international community in its efforts to secure freedom and peace in southern Africa. It notes with concern the insidious propaganda by the government of Israel and its supporters against the UN, organizations and against governments which have advocated firm action against apartheid.”
The committee report said, therefore, that “It considers that the General Assembly should once again condemn the government of Israel and demand that it forthwith cease collaboration with South Africa. It (the General Assembly) should promote maximum publicity for all relevant information and encourage governments and organizations to exert all their influence to oblige the government of Israel to desist from its disastrous course.”
The report also charged that “South African Jewish families are reportedly emigrating to Israel as part of Israel’s policy to create settlements in the occupied territories.”