Foreign News: Words Are Cheaper

Few voices are raised more often or more indignantly over the plight of Arab refugees in the Middle East than those of the Soviet Union and its satellites. Last week, during a special refugee relief fund-raising conference at the U.N., 22 nations agreed to contribute some $28 million to UNRWA, on whom 900,000 Arab refugees are almost totally dependent for food, clothing and shelter. The U.S. pledged $21.8 million, Britain $5.8 million. Among smaller contributors was Yugoslavia, which pledged $40,000. Total contributions from the Soviet Union and its satellites: zero.


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