Wednesday, November 25, 2009

IV. The United Nations

18 March 1949

The United Nations is already completely discredited in the minds of the Arab Governments and the Arab peoples. There are many reasons for this, but the evidence usually cited is the failure of the UN or the Mediator to enforce UN orders to Israel. For example:

(a) To prevent arms and Czechoslovakian airplanes from reaching Israel.

(b) To deliver the assassins of Count Bernadotte, although their identity is known to hundreds of Jews.

(c) To repatriate or compensate over half a million refugees.

(d) To permit UN observers with Israeli forces when they are on the offensive.

(e) To retire to the lines occupied at the October 14 "cease fire" period.

(f) To evacuate areas given to the Arabs by the UN proposal of November 29, 1947, although at the same time insisting upon invading the Negeb, to excuse which they quote the same UN partition proposal. (The Arab areas occupied in defiance of the UN, include Western Galiles, Jaffa, Nazareth, and villages over the Lebanon frontier.)

(g) To respect the international character of the Jerusalem area.

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