representative made deliberate misrepresentations and deletions regarding
the statement on Palestine"
The Arab reply
cites several UN resolutions that condemned Israel, but failed to address
the fact that the Summit conference resolutions declared the goal of
destroying a member state of the UN. The letter
appended a text of the official resolutions, including the resolution on
"liberation" of Palestine, but without the detailed agreements that were
apparently concluded for diversion of waters, encouragement of guerilla
attacks and arming for a war with Israel. Both Syria and Egypt began making
large scale arms purchases from Soviet bloc countries.
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8 October 1964
Letter dated 6 October 1964 from the
representatives of Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya,
Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Republic
and Yemen, addressed to the President of the Security
text: English] [8 October 1964]
With reference to the letter contained in document
S/5980 of 18 September 1964 1/
we have the honour, upon instructions from our respective Governments, to state
In an attempt to deal with the Palestine problem detached from its
historical context, the Israel representative made deliberate misrepresentations
and deletions regarding the statement on Palestine in the
Declaration [annex] issued by the Council of
the Kings and Heads of State of the member States of the Arab League at its
second session held at Alexandria, from 5 to 11 September 1964. This Declaration
has reaffirmed the views that our Governments separately and jointly have
expressed in the United Nations, and which were supported by joint declarations
and resolutions adopted in international conferences, to uphold, restore and
safeguard the rights of the Palestinian people to their usurped homeland.
These rights stem from the universally accepted
principle that a country belongs to its indigenous inhabitants regardless of
allegations made by colonial forces working to determine its destiny against the
free will of its own people.
2. Therefore, the Declaration "stressed the necessity
of utilizing all Arab potentialities, and the mobilization of their resources
and capabilities, in order to counter the challenge of colonialism and Zionism
as well as Israel's continued aggressive policies and its insistence on denying
the rights of the Arabs of Palestine to their homeland".
3. Israel, which was born as a result of colonial
aggression, has consistently violated and disregarded the resolutions of the
Security Council regarding Palestine. While no Arab Government has ever been
condemned by the Security Council, the unfounded statement made in the letter
regarding the "years of hostile and bellicose policies against Israel on the
part of the Arab States" must, therefore, be examined in the light of the fact
that Israel has been condemned five times by the Security Council for
premeditated military attacks. These condemnations were embodied in the
(a) Security Council resolution of 18 May 1951
the "aerial action taken by the forces of the Government of Israel on 5 April
1951" on the Syrian borders.
(b) Security Council resolution of 24 November 1953
regarding the "action at Qibya taken by the armed forces of Israel 14-15 October
(c) Security Council resolution of 29 March 1955
condemns the attack which was "committed by Israel regular army forces against
the Egyptian regular army force" in the Gaza strip on 28 February 1955.
(d) Security Council resolution of 19 January 1956
condemns the Israeli attack against Syria on 11 December 1955 as a "flagrant
violation ... of Israel's obligations under the Charter" and expresses the
Council's "grave concern at the failure of the Government of Israel to comply
with its obligations".
(e) Security Council resolution of 9 April 1962
reaffirmed "the Security Council resolution of 19 January 1956 which condemned
Israeli military action" against Syria and determined that "the Israeli attack
of 16-17 March 1962" (near Lake Tiberias) constituted "a flagrant violation of
The most flagrant example of Israel's acts of
aggression has been the attack on Egypt in 1956, which was roundly condemned by
the international community.
4. The record of Israel in the international community
hardly qualifies it to accuse other States of violating the United Nations
Charter and of posing a threat to international peace and security. No other
Member of the United Nations has such a consistent record of aggression,
violations and lawlessness.
5. Furthermore, our Governments deem it necessary to
draw the attention of the Security Council to recent Israeli aggressive policies
and statements which create an imminent danger to international peace and
We have the honour to request that this letter and the
attached official text of the Declaration issued at Alexandria on 11 September
1964 be circulated to the members of the Security Council, as a Security Council
The representatives of the Following States Members
of the United Nations:
W.M. SADI (Jordan)
Wahbi EL-BOURI (Libya)
Dey Ould SIDI BABA
Rafik ASHA (Syria)
M. El-MEMMI (Tunisia)
(United Arab Republic)