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Kennedy- Indicates Egypt Will Continue Israel Asks for United Nations '-
to Get Aid Despite Dealings with Moscow Action Against Syrian Provocations

cra _ WASHINGTON, (JTA)
President Kennedy indicated at
his press conference that the
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United States would _ignore the
Keating-Halpern amendment to
• the Foreign Assistance Act
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. which opposed U.S. aid to na-
tions like Egypt which use their
'14 "own resources to buy Soviet
arms. The amendment expressed
, the sentiment of Congress but
is not mandatory or binding on
LA the executive department.
The President said it was not
fr.1
Z a moral issue because some
1:1 countries receive aid from both
to) East and West. He stressed that
5 the United States must make a
fr4 judgment as to what serves the
long - range interests of the
United States and feels that
0
04 American aid is consistent even
E-4 if the nations buy Soviet arms,
gz in that it helps them maintain
sovereignty and independence.
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Egypt was not specifically
named but it was clear that
Egypt, India and perhaps other
countries were in the frame of
reference of the question.
The Keating-Halpern amend-
ment established the principle
that America should concentrate
on aiding nations that do not
divert their own resources for
purchase of Soviet military
equipment.

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Rep. Seymour Halpern, New
York Republican, who spon-
sored the amendment in the
House, has formally request.
ed President Kennedy, in
connection with the coming
appropriations measure, to
prepare an explanation for
Congress on "the whole per-
plexing question of why we

*

ignore Israel's military needs
while indirectly subsidizing
Egypt's purchase of late-
model Soviet jets, tanks, sub-
marines, and so forth."

gee deadlock, it "seems to us
that the maximum efforts of
the United States, as well as
of the countries in the area,
should be devoted to seeing
these important negotiations
through to a successful con-
elusion." Farbstein is a mem
ber of the House Foreign Af-
fairs Committee.
Assistant Secretary of State

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., secretary Ralph Bunche. Israeli
(JTA)—The Israel government sources said the UN good of-
last weekend asked the United fices were being sought "to pre-
Nations for quick action to pre- vent further deterioration of
vent further military clashes in the situation."
Halpern said in a communica-
the Lake Tiberias area where
Last week, Syrian forces, in
tion to President Kennedy that
Syrian gunfire was directed last the Arab village of Tawafik di-
the arms imbalance between Is-
week at Israeli farm workers. rected machinegun, mortar and
rael and the Arab states "has
Ambassador Avraham Darom recoilless rifle fire on tractors
reached a dangerous point
of Israel's United Nations dele- working fields in the Israeli
where Nasser is tempted to con-
gation met with Secretary U village of Tel Katzir. No cas-
sider reckless adventures." He Frederick G. Dutton said there Thant before the latter's depart- ualties were reported.
told Kennedy that "Israel is the was little the State Department ure for a visit to East European
only anti-Communist nation on couLl do to prevent Arab coun- countries, and with UN Under- Want ads get quick results!
earth, threatened by Soviet tries from denying entry to
equipped forces, which has turn- American citizens who visit Is-
ed to us pleading for the right rael first. Dutton was replying
to purchase balancing arms and to a complaint by New York
gotten no favorable response." Republican Senator Jacob Javits
A high State Department of- on behalf of two New Yorkers
ficial indicated that the United who were denied entry to Iraq
States would like to see the and Syria, during their tour of
Arab refugee problem settled the Middle East.
before encouraging any peace
John Davis, the Commissioner
talks between the Arabs and General of the United Nations
Israel.
Relief and Works Agency for
Harlan Cleveland, Assistant Palestine Refugees, has prema-
Secretary of State for Interna- turely released to Jordan a re-
tional Affairs, said in a letter port on the Arab refugees which
to Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New he will submit to the UN Gen-
York Democrat, that the State eral Assembly session in Sep-
Department favors Arab-Israel tember, it was learned here.
peace but "our reservation about
Davis' partiality toward Jor-
the present Israeli initiative re- dan became known when the
lates to its timing—and hence Jordan radio began quoting
to its utility."
from his report prior to its
Cleveland said the State proper submittal to the General
Department consid ers the Assembly.
Arab refugee problem of pri-
Davis' conclusion, reportedly,
mary importance because of was that all plans involving dis-
the continuing human suffer- persal of Palestinian Arab refu-
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issary to the Middle East, is on returning to Israel "their
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in United Nations negotia-
tions to solve the Arab Refu-

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Congress to Blast JFK Stand on
Aid to Nations Buying Red Arms

WASHINGTON, (JTA) — the Act signed by the President
Funds for Egypt in the Foreign himself."
Assistance Appropriations Bill,
Halpern said that instead of
coming before Congress, will promoting human welfare and
be attacked because of Pres- peaceful development the Egyp-
ident Kennedy's recent remarks tian regime is building up an
justifying assistance to nations arsenal of Soviet weapons in
using their own resources to the Near East. "I do not se e

buy Soviet arms—a stand con- why the American taxpayer

tradictory to the Keating-Hal- should finance, however in-
pern amendment to the Foreign directly, such expansion of the
Assistance Authorization Act Soviet military supply net-
_ adopted previously this -sum work," he stated.
mot.
-
" He charged that While -we are
Rep. Seymour Halpern, New helping build up Nasser "we
York - Republican, the amend- have denied Israel the right to
'meni's-- sponsor in the • House purchase balancing arms from
said hi a IrOuse speech that the us for her own self-defense be-
Pre- sident's stand was "contrary h cause Nasser might be an-
to the intent" of the amend- noyed."
ment.
Halpern and other members
The President's p o s i t i o n of Congress were awaiting an
emerged, said Halpern, "even explanation of the Executive
before we have received the Department's attitude toward
Foreign Assistance Appropria- the Keating Halpern amend-
tions Bill and in the face of ment because it is only a matter
the fact that the amendment of a few days before Congress
was unanimously approved by will be asked to vote new aid

this body and incorporated into authorizations for Egypt.

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Nazi Inhumanities
Stressed by Priests

MUNSTER, (JTA)—"We want
to overcome our sufferings and
forgive but we must insist upon
and state the truth so as to avoid
a repetition of similar inhumani-
ty," Canon Reinhold Friedrichs
declared at an international
meeting of 100 Roman Catholic
priests and monks, all survivors
of the Da c h a u concentration
camp.
The clerics attended the Ber-

gen-Belsen "Hour of Atonement"
organized by the 79th conven-
tion of German Roman Catholics
in Hanover.
In Kassel, a d e m a n d was
voiced that all denazification
files should be destroyed un-
less they concerned crimes. The
demand was made by Ludwig
Schneider, Free Democratic
member of the Hesse parliament.
He said that such files should
have been destroyed or publicly
burned "to testify that the de-
nazification era was • over."

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