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Yugoslavia May Consider Renewing Ties with Israel

A top Yugoslav diplomat told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here that following the visit of French President Francois Mitterrand to Israel, “Yugoslavia will most probably decide to resume diplomatic relations with Israel.” The diplomat said this task would be taken up by the new government which will take office in May. The new Foreign Minister will be Laza Moisov who served for several years as a delegate to the Yugoslav Mission to the United Nations in New York City.

The government of Yugoslavia, when it was headed by the late President Josip Broz Tito, staunchly supported the demand of Palestinians for self-de-termination and an independent state and was highly critical of Israel.