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Hadassah Requests U.s.a. to Press for Arab-israeli Talks on Peace

February 8, 1967
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Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization of America, urged the United States today to take the initiative in influencing Arab states to enter into negotiations with Israel to establish peace and stability in the Middle East. The action was taken at Hadassah’s midwinter conference at Hadassah House here by 200 leaders representing the organization’s 318,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Earlier, Hadassah leaders received a briefing at the United Nations on the current international situation from Ambassador Seymour M. Finger of the United States Mission to the United Nations, and Ambassador Michael S. Comay, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

In the resolution, Hadassah declared: “We record our deep appreciation to our Government for its generous economic aid to Israel and for its consistent expressions and manifestations of friendship. At the same time, we must record our disappointment that our Government has taken no positive steps to bring about an Arab-Israel peace through direct negotiations between Israel and the Arab states. Peace is the declared objective of U.S. foreign policy everywhere. We believe that peace in the Near East can be achieved if all the peoples of that area are convinced that the community of nations is determined to encourage this goal.”

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