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That resolution, which was passed after midnight, received Israel’s wholehearted endorsement in spite of the fact that it had among its co-sponsors all ten members of the Arab League. The resolution placed full confidence in Mr, Hammarskjold. A Soviet resolution against Mr, Hammarskjold called his actions in the Congo a “failure, “

In his address to the Assembly, Mr. Comay, referring to Israel medical aid sent to the Congo, said that it was “a matter of some satisfaction to us that in this humanitarian field, Israel has been able to make its own modest contribution by rushing a medical team to the Congo.”

Mr. Comay said that Israel had no personal interest in requesting that military assistance to the Congo be only through the United Nations, “Israel has many friends in Africa, ” he declared. “This friendship is based on the deep conviction that we who are young countries should seek each other out, should share each other’s experience in nation-building and should, in fruitful cooperation with each other, attack our common enemies, which are poverty, ignorance, the underdeveloped state of our countries and the underprivileged state of our peoples. “

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