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Anti-israel Resolution Relegated to Bottom of Labor Body’s Agenda

A proposed resolution condemning Israel for alleged mistreatment of Palestinian workers was relegated Wednesday to third place on the agenda of the annual conference of the International Labor Organization, which opened in Geneva on June 7.

That raises chances that it will not be dealt with by the time the conference closes on June 28, the Jewish Labor Committee informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Wednesday. The committee has observers in Geneva.

Some 2,000 delegates representing the 150 nations belonging to the U.N. agency are attending the parley, officially called the 76th International Labor Conference.

The anti-Israel resolution was slotted for discussion after the world body takes up the subjects of the environment and international debt, which placed first and second respectively in the sequence of resolutions.

The Soviet Union reportedly favored the move to accord the Palestinian resolution low priority.

“This represents a resounding defeat for those elements within the ILO” pressing for the resolution on Palestinian workers, the JLC said in a statement here.

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