Israel and the United Nations: Report of a Study Group Set up by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel and the United Nations: Report of a Study Group Set up by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel and the United Nations: Report of a Study Group Set up by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel and the United Nations: Report of a Study Group Set up by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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This volume forms part of a series of studies on international organization undertaken on the initiative of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and carried out by private organizations and individuals in a number of countries around the world. This particular study has been prepared by a special study group established under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The decision to initiate this program, taken in 1952, reflected the Endowment's long-standing conviction that international organizations were central to the quest for peace. The fact that the question of Charter review would be on the agenda of the General Assembly in 1955 seemed to afford a unique opportunity to probe experience in and with the United Nations, in terms of national expectations and their fulfilment during the brief but rich testing period of the first ten years. The assumption underlying this decision was that both the significance and the functioning of international institutions such as the United Nations depend upon the attitudes and policies of member states. In sponsoring this series of studies, the Carnegie Endowment hoped to provide a forum for an exchange of unofficial national views on international organization, thereby fostering increased understanding of significant differences of national outlook and of areas of agreement, and to stimulate examination of the potentialities and possibilities of the United Nations in terms of national interests.

In the pursuit of these objectives, the participants in each country were asked to appraise their national experience in international organizations, especially the United Nations. In doing so they have considered such questions as: How have national policies and . . .

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