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    Israeli ambassador Chaim Herzog, who is boycotting the current Security Council debate on the Middle East at the United Nations, told a news conference on Thursday (15 January) that the Council is skirting the main issues.

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    Israeli ambassador Chaim Herzog, who is boycotting the current Security Council debate on the Middle East at the United Nations, told a news conference on Thursday (15 January) that the Council is skirting the main issues.

    Mr. Herzog has accused Syria and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) of plotting to destroy the ways towards peace in the Middle East.

    The ambassador said his country was prepared to negotiate with its Arab neighbours but not with the PLO. He described the PLO as a terrorist organisation that represented no-one, was not a state and did not purport to be a state.

    Mr. Herzog said the United Nations was gradually being turned by "a group of despots led by the Syrians and the PLO into the war-mongering centre of the world".

    Mr. Herzog told newsmen that all Arab speeches at the Security Council asked what Israel could give. They never asked what could be given to Israel.

    He said that Israel is prepared to negotiate the whole issue of the Palestinian Arabs within the framework of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan.

    Mr. Herzog charged the Security Council with "fiddling" on the Middle East question "while Lebanon is burning". He said the casualties there are much greater than those of the entire October War.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli ambassador Chaim Herzog, who is boycotting the current United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East, told a news conference on thursday that the council is skirting the main issues.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I1J2XW3JEY8NSN1N4JPAWK9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I1J2XW3JEY8NSN1N4JPAWK9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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