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British Students Backed Israel is in Clash at Prague Parley

September 10, 1956
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A violent and unprovoked” attack on Israel, followed by efforts to prevent Israel delegates to reply, highlighted the recent, Communist-inspired congress of the International Union of Students in Prague, according to members of the British delegation interviewed by the Sunday Times today.

The “most serious episode” at the Congress, the students reported, occurred when a Syrian delegate attacked Israel. The chairman, an Arab, attempted to prevent an Israeli delegate from replying, even after the Israel delegation threatened to walk out unless permitted the right of reply. It was only after Roland Freeman, the British delegation leader, threatened to move a resolution of “no confidence” in the presidium of the Congress, that Israel was given the right to reply at a session that lasted all night.

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