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Arab League Votes Funds to Jordan for ‘defense’ of Jerusalem

The Arab League has decided to give the Jordan Government 1,000,000 pounds to strengthen the Arab state’s “defense” against Israel, it was reported here today from Cairo.

The dispatches added that additional grants totalling 2,500,000 pounds for Jordan’s “defense” are under consideration by the League’s Political Council.

The decision to give Jordan the 1,000,000 pounds to strengthen its “national guard” units was adopted after a meeting of the Council on the problems of “defending” Jerusalem and the Jordan frontier villages. Half the sum would be contributed by the various member states of the League and the other half would be a contribution directly by the League itself.