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    The United Nations General Assembly has been debating the Palestinian question. On Wednesday (17 November),?

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    Jordanian delegate to United Nations, Dr. H. Nuseibeh speaking (5 shots)

    NUSEIBEH: "Mr. President, my final oration is directed, directly to the Israeli delegation, although with your indulgence, Mr. President, I would add that as a distinguished member who wished to (indistinct) him, may and can do so. Israel is present here (indistinct) and is therefore ambivalent and undecided. You have two options open before you. You have for the time being in your grips, cold reality, a not unimportant bargaining point. You are arming to the teeth with the latest and most lethal weapons. This of course has been reflected by a four million dollar deficit in your balance of payments and continually rising. This militaristic orientation and the siege mentality with which you have saddled yourself is playing havoc with your internal economy, and social equanimity, and may eventually bring about a societal disintegration. You have even embarked on the perilous pursuit of atomic stockpiling, a ploy upon which the survival of humanity hinges. But as the late (indistinct) has stated--not as a passing opinion but as a proven historical theory, for every challenge the greater will be the response. The danger therefore is that the belligerency option, no matter how temporarily intoxicating, can never remain a one way traffic. Many on both sides believe in the prophetic inevitability of Armageddon, right in the heartland of the Holy Land. But to make things less (indistinct) for both of us, and for the world at large, I would like to cite a verse from the Holy Koran which reads -- (Arabic speech). Is the equivalent of one thousand years in your calculations. So if anyone has any intentions of self-fulfilling prophesies let us hope for God's Calendar which would at least give us and the world and extra one thousand years' period of grace and survival."

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    Background: The United Nations General Assembly has been debating the Palestinian question. On Wednesday (17 November), the Jordanian delegate, Doctor H. Nuseibeh, attacked Israel for its position in the continuing conflict of interests.

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