Parley Asks U.S.Assure Israel on Defense Arms
administrator for Near East and President's message was as follow
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bi- progress, Congressman Morgan de- boycott attempts in America, and South East Asia in the Agency for
"Please extend to your member-
called attention to the fact that,
partisan call to the Administration clared: "Nor will we cut aid to Is- despite successive pledges by U.S. International Development (AID), ship and to members of Congress
to consider the possibility of as-
Administrations, the Suez Canal was extensively questioned on this present this evening my warm
suring Israel of arms to defend encourages those who threaten
subject by Congressman Leonard wishes on the tenth anniversary
herself against Arab aggression her."
Farbstein during recent hearings of the American Israel Public
Since Israel must divert much of In conclusion, the statement urged before the House Foreign Affairs Affairs Committee. Your work has
was voiced here at the American
American initiative for Israel-Arab
Israel Public Affairs Committee's her resources for security because peace negotiations. "Our country Committee. Parts of the hearings helped in bringing about better
of the concentration of Soviet
were now released by the Corn- relationship in the world commun-
weapons in the hand of her has the obligation to exercise
ity. You have also been a force-
The conference adopted a state- threatening neighbors, there are moral leadership in the attainment mitte.
proponent of a worldwide of
ment of policy which appealed to
of an Arab-Israel peace," the state-
Macomber was asked by Con-
alternatives, he said--either
to reach the roots of human
President Johnson "for a review of two
to halt the arms race or "act firm-
poverty and social unrest through
American policy in the Near East—
The leaders of the American is any possibility of envisaging a
ly to prevent an arms imbalance."
to meet the growing danger which He pointed out that Congress last Israel Public Affairs Conunittee date when the refugees will be ab- a sound program of foreign
not only threatens a war of exter- year approved an amendement which is now observing its 10th sorbed and aid to them will not be assistance. These efforts, as well as
mination against Israel, but also barring American assistance to any anniversary, declared that the necessary. Macomber replied: "I your role in achieving a better
understanding between the United
weakens the United States and un-
Department of State underesti- think the problem will be with us States and Israel, deserve our
dermines the security and peace country engaging in or preparing mates the danger of war and of for a generation.'
for aggression against another re-
gratitude and will surely bear
of the free world."
Later the top AID official indi- further fruit in the coming
cipient of American aid. "That was Arab expansion in the Middle
Congressman Thomas Morgan,
alternative one. If that alternative
cated that the estimate of a whole decade."
chairman of the House Foreign cannot be carried out then, mani- American policy to meet the
generation's time for solution of
Observers consider it another
threat to Israel and other Demo-
Affairs Committee, reviewed the festly, the Administration should
the refugee problem was based on significant expression of President
role Congress has played in sup- consider the second alternative — cratic outposts in the Middle the assumption that there will be
Johnson's friendship toward Israel,
porting the establishment and make certain that Israel has the
no agreement on the solution. "It
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economic development of Israel, arms to defend herself," he de-
Rabbi Philip Bernstein, chairman will be expensive and we should
noting that very often Congres- clared.
of the committee, paid tribute to get an agreement," he added.
sional thinking was ahead of
The call for American arms to the policies of the late President
President Johnson expressed
that of the professional diplo-
Israel was spelled out even more Kennedy in the Middle East and - praise for the work of the
mats. Rep. Morgan rejected the
specifically by Senator Hugh expressed confidence that Presi- American Israel Public Affairs
theory professed by many Gov-
Scott, Pennsylvania Republican, dent Johnson would continue to re- Committee.
ernment officials in connection
who expressed the hope that - fleet the essential good will of the
More than 100 Senators and
ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
with American aid to Nasser
President Johnson "will exam- American people toward the State Members of the House of Repre-
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ser's expansionist and imperial- here, and called on the Arab state ing dinner session.
"There is no real difference be- istic drive that threatens not to engage in an "agonizing reap-
The message from President
tween economic and military aid," only Israel but Western posi- praisal" of -their present "com- Johnson was directed to the com-
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"First, the United States must
not bolster the military prowess of stop all aid to Egypt. Secondly, I calamity and failure."
I. L. Kenen, executive director after the conference was over. The
the recipient country. Accordingly, urge President Johnson to consi-
we have some misgivings about der the possibility of providing of the committee, analyzed recent
economic aid to a nation which military defense equipment to State Department testimony be-
shops in Moscow for arms." Noting Israel — as we did in 1962 — to fore the Foreign Affairs Com-
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that aid to Israel has been declin- offset the dangerous advantage mittee of the House of Represent-
ing as a result of her economic that both U.S. and Soviet aid has atives and declared that the De-
given to Egypt," Sen. Scott de- partment was too optimistic in its
in Area . .
of Arab Heads of State and of the
In its statement of policy, the Middle East. Since the Cario con-
committee warned of the growing ference Nasser predicted four
danger created by Arab aggressive- times the inevitability of war with
ness and expressed concern that Israel, called for the base in Libya
"despite this growing threat to the and expulsion of the British from
United States and the rest of the
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