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Young Liberals to Introduce Resolution Calling for Secular Palestinian State

April 3, 1970
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A resolution calling for the abolition of the Israeli state in favor of a secular Palestinian state will be introduced at the Liberal Party’s convention next September by its youth wing, the Young Liberals. A resolution to that effect was adopted at the Young Liberal convention at Skegness, Lincolnshire, which closed yesterday after hearing opposing views on the Mideast conflict from an Israeli student and a representative of El Fatah, the Palestinian guerrilla organization. Dave Mumford, political vice chairman of the Young Liberals said today that the “pro-Zionist attitude of Liberal Party leaders has angered many liberals.” He added that “Only now through movements such as El Fatah are Palestinians beginning to assert their rights. Only through the abolition of the Israeli state and the creation of a secular Palestine open to all can peace and justice work for the Mideast.” Mr. Mumford along with two other Young Liberal leaders, Nicholas Fogg and Louis Eakes, will leave Sunday to go to Jordan on a “fact-finding mission.” Mr. Eakes was ousted as chairman of the Young Liberals after expressing violently anti-Israel views in a convention speech last week.

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