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Israel’s Stand on Moroccan Issue Outlined at U. N. Meeting

October 15, 1953
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Israel’s stand on the problem of Morocco which is now under discussion at the United Nations was outlined here today before the U.N. by Emile Najar, member of the Israel delegation.

Addressing the First Committee, where the problem is being discussed. Mr. Najar said that the Israel delegation is aware of the existence of “a real and live interest” in the U.N. General Assembly for the aspirations of the people of Morocco. As a newly independent state, Israel is particularly sensitive to the aspirations of other peoples to independence, he pointed out.

At the same time, he advised the U.N, not to engage in-an “impatent action.” He expressed the belief that there were “tangible hopes” for a settlement of the Moroccan situation. The time now was for “negotiation and conciliation,” he declared. This consideration would guide the Israel delegation in its attitude any resolution before the United Nations, he stated. He also drew attention to the fact that “tens of thousands of Moroccan Jews had come to live in Israel.”

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