MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 8)
Senate Republican leader William F. Knowland, of California, came out against any supply of U. S. arms to Israel today. The California Republican said any attempt by the United States to give arms to Israel would only and up in an arms race with the Communists rushing more arms to the Arabs.
Sen. Knowlands stand against arms for Israel was considered surprising in view of his tough “attitude toward Communism in the Far East and frequent demands for military rapport of Chiang Kai Shek’s Formosa regime. Sen. Knowland said: “It is not up to the United States to make the decision in this troubled area but it is the job, and the duty, of The United Nations to act.” He urged the United Nations to limit arms to both sides rather than encourage an armaments race.”
“The UN Security Council or the General Assembly, if necessary, could call an em###rgo on arms to the Middle East or an embargo on either Israel or the Arabs, whichever de is the aggressor, or they could blockade one or both sides, “Sen. Knowland said. He###ded that the United Nations must prove it is not “merely a debating society” by taking ###tion to prevent all-out war in the Middle East.