In the continuing United Nations General Assembly debate on the Palestine question on Monday (15 November), the Assembly heard the spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Mr.
GVs Kuwaiti delegate Abdullah Bishara addressing General Assembly (6 shots)
U.N. KUWAITI DELEGATE ABDULLAH BISHARA: "The essence of the United Nations Charter is the prohibition of the expansion and territorial aggrandizement. If this essence is not preserved, then the charter will be undone. The present representative of the PLO, Mr. Farouk Kaddoumi, in his statement on Monday, defined the goals of the Palestinian people when he said that the Palestinians want a state of their own in Palestine. He did not ask the international community support his people to drive their foes and enemies into the sea. He did not wish his opponents to be in the same wretched position in which he finds his people. He did not wish his adversaries to be in the squalid exile to which his people were sent. On the contrary, he spoke without malice. He defended the defended the case of his people without wishing the architect of his displacement the same fate in which he and his kith and kin found themselves. There was no trace of rancour in his plea for the just cause of his people. What he asked for is no doubt disproportionate to the grievances of his people. His modest definition of justice falls short of the satisfaction of the aspirations of some of his own people. Yet he painstakingly did so to meet the dictates of the real situation and face political realities. He did not come with the hallucinations of the unrealistic. He was sound in his approach and courteous to reason. How can one imagine the representative of such a nation endowed with a never-dying sense of creativity would come to the podium of the United Nations to plead application of the minimum sense of justice."
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Background: In the continuing United Nations General Assembly debate on the Palestine question on Monday (15 November), the Assembly heard the spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Mr. Farouk Kaddoumi. On Thursday (18 November) the Kuwaiti delegate, Mr. Abdullah Bishara, spoke in favour of the P.L.O. statement.