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    A representative of the League of Arab States at the United Nations said on Friday (14 November) that although the League is strongly against Zionism, its attitudes are not anti-semitic.

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    A representative of the League of Arab States at the United Nations said on Friday (14 November) that although the League is strongly against Zionism, its attitudes are not anti-semitic.

    The Jordanian Ambassador, Cherif Abdul Hamid Sharif was addressing a news conference on the Arabs' stand against Zionism, which was supported by a General Assembly majority this week.

    On Monday (10 November) the General Assembly endorsed a resolution that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination. The vote followed one of the most emotion-charged debates in recent U.N. memory.

    The vote on the draft, originally supported by 26 Arab and other states, was 72 in favour, 35 against, with 32 abstentions. The resolution was pushed through the Assembly by Arab nations, supported by a coalition of Communist and Third World countries.

    The resolution has since been strongly condemned by the United States and Israel. The Arabs have been accused of being anti-semitic, and the Israeli representative Chaim Herzog said the United Nations was on its way to becoming the world centre of anti-semitism.

    In front of the General Assembly, he ripped a copy of the resolution in two, saying; "For us, the Jewish people, this is no more than a piece of paper and we shall treat it as such."
    This film shows Jordanian Ambassador Cherif Abdul Hamid Sharif speaking in English at the news conference. A transcript appears below.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FM90G161KDSJ0ADCOZAX001Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FM90G161KDSJ0ADCOZAX001Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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