JERUSALEM (Aug. 23)
The present attitude of the United States toward Israel was discussed at a meeting of the Israel Cabinet today, at which the views expressed by Abba Eban, Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, were taken into consideration.
The Cabinet also discussed the visit paid recently by Israel’s Chief of Staff, Gen. Moshe Dayan, to the United States and France. Asked by correspondents to comment on reports that Gen. Dayan had, during his stay in Paris, discussed military cooperation with French authorities, Prime Minister Sharett said: “No comment.”
While refusing to confirm or deny the reports, the Premier said that Israel had acquired arms from the French a number of times. He implied that, if Gen. Dayan discussed military aid, it “was probably aimed at continuation of such acquisition.” He revealed that Israel has received a good deal of help from the French Army in the training of Israeli Army personnel.
DENIES EGYPT’S ALLEGATIONS ON BOMBING U.S. OFFICES IN CAIRO
The government-owned radio station Kol Israel today denied the allegations made during the week-end by Egypt’s Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser that recent bombings of United States information offices in Cairo and Alexandria were carried out by “Zionist terrorists” under instructions from Israel. The bombings were the work of Egyptians, the broadcast said.
A government spokesman today stated that Jordan is purposely and deliberately flooding the United Nations truce organization with trumped-up charges of fictitious clashes and military incidents on the Israel-Jordan borders. An illustration by the spokesman is Jordan’s latest report, claiming that 150 Israelis had crossed the Jordanian border last Friday, at El Rahawa, “and attacked Bedouins” in the area.
The fact is, the spokesman said, that an Israeli army unit, training in that area Friday, was fired on across the border by Jordanians. The Israelis did not even return the fire, the spokesman declared.