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Britain Disapproves of Anti-israel Slur by Archbishop of York

The British Government does not hold to the view, expressed earlier last week by the Archbishop of York, that Israel provokes incidents along her borders in order to retaliate with attacks against the Arab states, a Foreign Office spokesman declared today.

Asked by newsmen whether the Foreign Office subscribes to views expressed by the Archbishop in a diocesan letter, the Foreign Office spokesman said that Britain believes that Egypt does not always have firm control over the Arab refugees therefore incidents occur, Israel has admitted retaliatory action, the spokesman continued, but this is “a different matter” from saying that Israel provokes incidents which in turn provoke retaliation, he stressed.