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Knesset Rejects Motions to Debate Israel’s Stand on South Africa

November 29, 1961
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The Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, last night rejected by an over whelming majority two motions demanding a debate on Israel’s anti-Apartheid votes in the United Nations General Assembly affecting South Africa.

In presenting the motions to the Knesset, Arieh Ben-Eliezer, of Herut, and Shlomo Lorincz of Agudat Israel, criticized Israel’s support of the UN condemnation of South Africa as extreme, although both rejected Apartheid. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion told the Deputies: “We would not have been true to ourselves, to our moral heritage and to our position in the family of nations if we had not joined in this protest.”

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