Israel Diplomatic Parley Discusses U.N. Request for Armed Participation in Korean War
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Israel Diplomatic Parley Discusses U.N. Request for Armed Participation in Korean War

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The question as to whether Israel should comply with the request of the United Nations Secretary-General to send troops to Korea as part of the armed forces of the other members of the United Nations who are now fighting in Korea under General Douglas MacArthur was taken up today at the conference of Israel’s top diplomatic representatives, who have been summoned to Tel Aviv for discussions on Israel’s policy with regard to major world problems.

The diplomats who represent Israel in 16 European and American countries also discussed today the attitude which the Jewish state should take in the event that Soviet Russia and China are absent from the next session of the U.N. General Assembly in September. In this connection, Israel’s general attitude toward the Soviet demand for admission of Red China to the U.N. Security Council was also discussed.

The attitude toward Spain was also one of the subjects discussed at today’s parley. It is understood that the majority of the Israel envoys oppose the idea that the Jewish state should support the admission of Spain into the United Nations. This notwithstanding the fact that the Latin American countries indicated that they are ready to support Israel’s stand on Jerusalem at the for thcoming meeting of the General Assembly if the Jewish state would support the admission of Spain to U.N. membership.

Aubrey Eban, Israel Ambassador to the United States and head of the Israel delegation to the U.N., reported at the conference, which is taking place at the Foreign Ministry here, on various problems facing the next U.N. General Assembly and on the attitude of various member states of the United Nations with regard to Israel’s plan for U.N. curatorship over the Holy Places in Jerusalem.

In addition to the diplomats, a number of military and foreign policy officials are attending the parley. The Army is represented by Chief of Staff Yigal Yadin, his deputy Brig. I. Makleff and Brig. Moshe Dayan. A number of executives in the Foreign Ministry and Zalman Aharonowitz, chairman of the Parliamen tary Foreign Affairs Committee, and Gershon Agronsky, director of the Information Service, are also present.

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