March 23, 1955 Abba Eban addresses the Security Council


Ambassador Eban address the Security Council of the United Nations and details the nature and history of Egyptian belligerency. “The Gaza strip is an Egyptian controlled salient pointing as a sharp finger into Israel’s coastal plain.  In terms of history, it is a relic of the aggression of 1948, in which Egyptian forces crossed the established international frontier, in defiance of Security Council resolutions, and came within nine miles of Tel Aviv.  The whole of Israel is a frontier area, with practically no hinterland; for nowhere in the country can a man live and work many miles from the shadow of hostile Arab guns.  But this fact, and the consequences that flow from it, are especially marked near Gaza where a frontier created by recent war divides two closely settled regions. Source:  20, page 3.

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