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Israel Acting Premier Explains Arms Needs to U.S. Congressmen

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Acting Premier Levi Eshkol told twelve United States Congressmen, all members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, here this week-end that Israel needs arms to restore the balance of power in the Middle East and a security treaty to guarantee her against aggression. Mr. Eshkol told the visiting Congressmen of the series of Arab “acts of war” and described how a permanent state of tension was being maintained along Israel’s borders by the Arabs. Mr. Eshkol also gave the Americans a picture of Israel’s current economic situation and outlined the methods of immigrant absorption in the Jewish State.

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