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Late News Bulletin

The Security Council met this afternoon to vote on a draft resolution censuring Israel for its “Basic Law” on Jerusalem and calling on countries which have embassies in Jerusalem “to withdraw such missions from the holy city.” Secretary of State Edmund Muskie flew here from his vacation in Maine to address the Council and explain the United States vote on the resolution. The U.S. was expected to abstain. Prior to the Council meeting, 12 Senators and representatives of major American Jewish organizations sent telegrams to Muskie and President Carter urging a U.S. veto of the resolution. (By Yitzhak Rabi)