UNITED NATIONS (Dec. 7)
Syria urged the United Nations today to revoke the resolution under which Israel was admitted to the world body in 1949. Addressing the General Assembly, which began its debate on the Middle East yesterday, Ambassador Diz-Allah EI-Fattal of Syria said the UN “must act” against Israeli “aggression” and “occupation” because the Arabs “could no longer be patient.”
He said Israel constituted the greatest danger to world peace and accused the United States of supporting Israel’s aggression. He asserted that “the Jewish lobby” in the U.S. is preventing peace in Lebanon.
EGYPT URGES U.S.-PLO DIALOGUE
Last night, Ambassador Amre Moussa of Egypt, in addressing the Assembly, called on the U.S. to start “a dialogue” with the Palestine Liberation Organization. He said the PLO’s legitimacy as the representative of the Palestinian people could not be denied. The envoy also stated that any comprehensive settlement in the Mideast should take into account Israel’s right to exist and the Palestinians’ right to self-determination.
“I believe that the logical overture towards a peaceful settlement is the mutual recognition of the legitimate rights of both parties, by the Palestinians and Israelis as provided for in the French-Egyptian initiative which was submitted to the Security Council last July and still stands valid and viable,” Moussa declared.