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Eisenhower Urged to Seek Invitation for Israel to Summit Conference

July 25, 1958
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Sen. Wayne Morse, Oregon Democrat, said today that President Eisenhower should meet at a United Nations summit conference with Soviet Premier Khrushchev only with the right to add to the conferees a delegation from the State of Israel.

“Let us face up to the fact that there will be no peace in the Middle East until Russia and the Arab countries will be willing to commit themselves, through the United Nations, to a guarantee of the territorial integrity of Israel,” Senator Morse said.

He thought it would be “a great mistake” to confer with the Arab states” on the record as having stated that they propose to wipe Israel off the face of the map” without participation of Israel in the meeting. Israel should be invited “if we are to be fair in this matter and are to achieve settlement based upon the objective of peace,” he urged.

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