WASHINGTON (May. 16)
The conclusion by the United States of a mutual defense agreement with Israel was urged here today by Attorney General Jacob K. Javits of New York State, a Republican leader, following has meeting earlier this morning at the White House with President Eisenhower for a private discussion of a number of matters including the Arab-Israel situation.
The suggestion that the U.S. Government should ### into a mutual defense arrangement with the Jewish State was voiced by Mr. Javits and dinner of the United Jewish Appeal here. Such an arrangement, he said, would serve notice on the whole Near Fast that Israel is there to stay. Mr. Javits also urged reaffirmation by the United States of the 1950 Tripartite Declaration guaranteeing the present Israel-Arab borders.
In his speech the Attorney General reminded Secretary of State John Foster Dulles that he was expected to announce a reappraisal of the United States Near East policy soon after September of last year. “Such an announcement is urgently required, ” he said, “and the atmosphere for it is exactly right.” He added that President Eisenhower has “a real capability for improving the Near East situation and our aim should be to encourage that capability to be utilized effectively.”
Mr. Javits insisted that the U.S. economic development and technical assistance programs within the Near East now pursued on a country-by-country basis, be progressively designed to become regional projects as soon as conditions permit. At the same time he urged the American Jewish community to issue a declaration pledging itself to back Israel with financial support for ten years in the magnitude of $100,000,000 per year.