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Background: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt told the Organisation of African Unity delegates ??? at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday (May 25) that his country had decided to go to the United Nations Security Council again over Israel.
The President said he wanted to reactivate attempts to solve the Middle East question and end the present stalemate.
He told African leaders that the occupation of Egyptian territory in the north and continued colonial and racist domination in the south of Africa were part of a plot of international imperialism aimed at preventing Africa from developing its resources.
The attempts of African leaders to intercede with Israel had been met by "a deaf ear, expansionist ambition and the usurpation of the rights of the Palestinian people", he said.
The only solution to the crisis was that the demand for complete withdrawal by israel from all occupied territories should be met unconditionally.
Earlier in the day, President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria called on all members of the OAU to sever all links with Israel.
If that was not possible, then relations should be suspended or frozen until all Africa and the Arab states were liberated, he said.
President Boumedienne said the struggle in the Middle East was the same as Africa's own battle for freedom.
Egypt was suffering occupation of part of its territory by a power friendly to South Africa, and both had the hated policy of racism and expansionism, he said.