Given the controversial nature of recent UN Middle East resolutions, this selection of the speeches of Yoseph Tekoah,...

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IN THE FACE OF THE NATIONS: Israel's Struggle for Peace

Given the controversial nature of recent UN Middle East resolutions, this selection of the speeches of Yoseph Tekoah, Israel's UN Ambassador from 1968 to 1975, is a timely book. Tekoah's citations from Christian and Muslim sources commending Israel's care of East Jerusalem religious sites answer recent UNESCO attacks on this question. His defense of Israel's interpretation of UN Resolution 242, the basis of peace efforts since 1967, as not requiring Israeli withdrawal from all the occupied territories, is quite convincing. Especially strong is his indictment of UN double standards--refusing to condemn terrorist attacks against Israel, while always censuring Israel for reprisal raids. The disconnected short presentations are less useful than a straight account of the events and toward the end, many quotes and arguments become repetitious. Still, a potentially useful source book on the UN and Israel's policies.

Pub Date: March 1, 1976

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1976