British Labor Party Asks U.N. Policing of Israel-egyptian Border
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British Labor Party Asks U.N. Policing of Israel-egyptian Border

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The United Nations Emergency Force must be used to police the Israel-Egyptian borders until Arab-Israel peace has been secured, the Labor Party declared here today in a new pamphlet stating the party’s official position on the Middle East crisis. “There must be a Middle East settlement, the Labor Party insists, “if possible, through direct negotiations.”

The aims of the Arab-Israel settlement, according to the party’s document entitled The Truth About Suez, should be: ending the state of war between Israel and its Arab neighbors; freedom of passage for Israeli shipping through the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Akaba; solution of the Arab refugee problem; and guarantees to Israel and the Arab states against aggression from any quarter. “A blunt and unmistakable warning must be given the Labor Party holds, “against any further acts of aggression by any country in the Middle East.”

Hugh Gaitskell, leader of the Labor Party, said in an address last night at Derby that there is every reason-to believe that the British Government had a shrewd idea, while the French Government had a definite idea, that Israel was going to attack Egypt. Thus; Mr. Gaitskell held, it is useless to claim that you’ve stopped a war when you connived at starting one.”

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