Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban on Monday (February 12) stated his belief that a dialogue with Arab States must be possible.
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"There is an ecumenical spirit in international relations. The barriers to dialogue are breaking down. In the past few years, we have witnessed encounters and contacts which would have been inconceivable two or three years ago. Who would have imagined three or four years ago a meeting between the United States and the People's Republic of China? Who would have imagined a meeting and an agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the East German Government? Who would have conceived the possibility of contact and negotiation between North and South Korea, between North Vietnam and the United States, between India and Pakistan on the moral of a war much more disastrous in its human consequences than all the conflicts of the Middle East."
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Background: Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban on Monday (February 12) stated his belief that a dialogue with Arab States must be possible. Speaking at the Socialist Youth International in Jerusalem, Mr. Eban declared that he detected an unwritten agreement between the Soviet Union and the United states to avoid a Middle East confrontation.
He added that a Middle East dialogue should be possible as part of the current worldwide spirit for negotiation and rapprochement:
SYNOPSIS: In Jerusalem, Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban told Socialist Youth International members that a new world spirit of reconciliation should encourage a Middle East dialogue: