Sharett Asks Canadian Government to Provide Israel Witharms

Israel Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett appealed to the Canadian Government for arms for Israel for defensive purposes and to maintain the peace and stability of the Middle East, when he conferred with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and Minister for External Affairs Lester B. Pearson late last week, it was learned here this week-end after Mr. Sharett’s departure for the United States. The Israel Ambassador to Canada, Michael Comay, participated in the conferences.

Mr. Sharett, who visited Canada last week as a guest of the Canadian Government, was honored at an official dinner tendered by Mr. Pearson. At that dinner, Mr. Sharett expressed Israel’s gratitude for Canadian assistance, including that which was given in the creation of the Jewish State. Mr. Pearson, who expressed the hope that he would soon be able to visit Israel, said he wanted “Israel to know that it has in Canada a good and permanent friend.” Cabinet Ministers, Supreme Court Justices and leading Members of Parliament were among the dinner guests.

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