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Congressional Body Approves 1956 Economic Aid for Israel

Continued economic and technical assistance for Israel during the fiscal year 1956 has been approved by the Jouse Foreign Affairs Committee in the Mutual Security authorization bill which it reported out yesterday. The bill included no changes in the amounts authorized for the Middle East in which the sum allotted for Israel is included. The full report on the bill will be released soon.

The Foreign Operations Administration today announced authorizations totaling $196,000 for Israel to finance purchases of chemicals, chemical preparations, and ocean transportation.