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Blaustein Meets with Eisenhower on Arab-israel Situation

Jacob Blaustein, honorary president of the American Jewish Committee, today met with President Eisenhower at the White House and later told newsmen he stressed to the President the need for avoiding a defeatist attitude toward Arab-Israel peace.

Mr. Blaustein said he made certain suggestions to Mr. Eisenhower in connection with the necessity of peace in the Near East from the standpoint of American self-interest and world peace.

On the domestic scene, Mr. Blaustein proposed that a Presidential commission be appointed on internal security and individual freedom in order to safeguard the Bill of Rights. Mr. Blaustein characterized the entire meeting as “fruitful.”