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Mexican Legislator Criticizes His Country’s Vote for UN Resolution

August 5, 1980
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Mexico’s vote for the United Nations General Assembly resolution demanding that Israel vacate all the occupied territories, including Jerusalem, was sharply criticized last weekend by a leader of Mexico’s Parliament, Gerardo Molina of the Accion Nacional Party. He said this was a wrong direction for Mexico to take and recalled that Mexico’s vote for the Assembly’s infamous Zionism equals racism resolution in 1975 sparked a great deal of criticism of President Luis Echeverria at the time.

The legislator said the better and more just policy would be for the Arab countries, which have so much land, to give part of their territories to the Palestinians so that they can establish a Palestinian entity.

Shaul Rosolio, Israel’s Ambassador to Mexico, also denounced the Assembly vote of last week in a briefing with the Mexican press. He explained Israel’s official rejection of a Palestinian state in Judaea and Samaria as a threat to that country, noting that the Palestine Liberation Organization, the implacable enemy of Israel, would use that state as the base for trying to destroy Israel.

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