Address by Abba Eban on the Question of Palestine

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The Israeli ambassador to the UN Ad Hoc Political Committee meeting clarifies the views of Israel on establishing an international regime for Palestine and solving the Arab refugee problem, all in an effort to win membership to the UN. Halfway through Eban's speech, a UN representative interrupts to suggest a change in schedule out of fairness to Eban.

NY Times article "Jerusalem Safety, Refugee Solution Pledged by Israel," 1949-05-06, provides additional historical context.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69783
Municipal archives id: LT884