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Israel Wants Moscow’s Support for Non-aggression Pacts with Arabs

February 9, 1960
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Hope that the Supreme Soviet Council would support-Israel’s aspirations for turning its armistice pacts with the Arab states into non-aggression pacts was expressed here today in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, by Kaddish Luz, Speaker of the House.

Mr. Luz also appealed to the Supreme Soviet in Moscow to help effect United Nations mediation for the cessation of hostile acts by Israel’s Arab neighbors, ending Arab political, economic and military incitements against Israel.

The Speaker’s statement was made at the opening of this morning’s Knesset meeting, when he replied to an appeal sent out by Moscow’s Supreme Soviet last month, asking world parliaments to support the Soviet Government’s proposals for complete and general world disarmament.

Mr. Luz called attention to the fact that Russia’s call for complete and general disarmament “is identical with Israel’s aspirations, as expressed in Government policy and ratified by the Knesset.” He cited Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s announcement that Israel supports “unconditionally” every measure to secure world disarmament and reduce armed forces.

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