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Leading Paper in India Urges Arabs to Conclude Peace with Israel

August 7, 1958
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The Times of India, commenting on the Middle East crisis, writes that “if there is an irresistible case for recognizing and supporting Arab nationalism there is an equally impressive case for insisting on a more realistic Arab acceptance of the fact of Israel.”

“To insist that Israel is a threat to Arab nationalism is ridiculous,” continued the paper. “Israel’s desire for peaceful negotiations has yet to be answered by a similar desire on the part of the Arabs. Reference to “liquidating” Israel have more than anything else created the impression of an intolerant, aggressive and uncompromising nationalism that might not unreasonably cause apprehension beyond the limited and uneasy boundaries of Israel. If Arab nationalism wishes to be recognized as a responsible and constructive force, it must prove its willingness to live in peace with Israel.”

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