LONDON (May. 15)
Ian Mikardo, pro-Israel Labor M.P. who recently returned from a visit to the Jewish state, last night predicted that the Arab states will not launch a "second round" of warfare against Israel.
Speaking at the national conference of the British Labor Zionist Party, Mr. Mikardo said that the Arabs cannot agree on a joint command against Israel, they need their armies in their own countries to maintain order there, and that they are swinging into line behind the Western Powers — all of which he saw as reasons for the Arabs not fighting with Israel. He also stated that he has received reliable information that Arab leader have changed their mind about Israel and now believe that it has "come to stay" in the Middle East.