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Israel is Concerned over Increased Acquisition of Arms by Arabs, Dr. Goldmann Reports

The shipment of arms to the Arab countries is causing concern in Israel, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency, declared yesterday upon his return to the United States from the recent session of the Zionist Actions Committee in Jerusalem. He appealed to the United States to permit Israel to acquire arms in this country, emphasizing that “Israel’s request for equal opportunity to arm is natural and based on justice.”

Dr. Goldmann lauded the agreement reached between the Israel Government and the World Zionist Organization for joint responsiblity for the development of the Jewish state and for the bringing in and the absorption of immigrants. He hailed the leaders of the Israel Government for their willingness to forego some of their prerogatives in bringing about full cooperation with the Jewish Agency.