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28 June 1993
Item 143 of the preliminary list*
MEASURES TO ELIMINATE INTERNATIONAL
Letter dated 28 June 1993 from the Permanent Representative of
Israel to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
The recent upsurge in terrorism across the world is an extremely dangerous phenomenon. The rise in terrorist activity in the Middle East, Europe and North America exemplifies the expanding reach and growing menace of the perpetrators of terrorist acts.
International efforts are required to confront and halt terrorism. Israel believes that there is an immediate need for joint international endeavours in fields such as intelligence-gathering, information exchange and preventive efforts in order to stand up to and defeat international terrorism. Such endeavours are essential, lest terrorism succeed in endangering the stability and security of democratic countries and in thwarting the chances for peace. Too many innocent lives have already been lost as a result of terrorist attacks. Passivity in the face of the threat posed by international terrorism will only allow the list of victims to grow still longer.
I would be grateful if you would have this letter circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under item 143 of the preliminary list, and of the Security Council.
) Gad YAACOBI