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UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION-ZIONISM

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-That the Senate-

(1) Resolves that United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379 (XXX) which equates Zionism with racism-

(a) has been unhelpful in the context of the search for a settlement in the Middle East;

(b) is inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations;

(c) remains unacceptable as a misrepresentation of Zionism; and

(d) has served to escalate religious animosity and incite anti-semitism.

(2) Recommends that the Government lend support to efforts to overturn Resolution 3379 (XXX) in the United Nations.

Question-put and passed.