NEW YORK (Dec. 21)
A four-point program for American-Israel relations was recommended here last night by New York State Attorney General Jacob K. Javits addressing more than 800 guests at a dinner of the American Technion Society. Mr. Javits, who returned recently from Israel, voiced the following proposals:
“1. A decisive revision in U.S. -Near East policy on the highest priority to include: a) The inclusion of Israel in a regional security arrangement to which the United States is a party or in a mutual defense agreement with the United States; b) A commitment for the supply of arms for legitimate self defense to Israel; c) Arrangements for establishing roads, airfields, ports or other installations (infrastructure) available to the free world within Israel in the event of a threat to free world security; d) Suitable consideration to the stock-piling of strategic reserves in Israel.
“2. Efforts to resettle the Palestine-Arab refugees should be made as an international responsibility not necessarily confined to resettlement in the Near East alone.
“3. Economic and technical assistance to the Arab states and Israel should be continued, including efforts to effectuate the Jordan River water plan, to bring about construction of the Aswan Dam in Egypt, to carry on major projects in land reclamation and irrigation in Arab lands, and bring about major improvements in health and education.
“4. The tripartite declaration of May, 1950, by the United States, United Kingdom and France against aggression over the Arab-Israel armistice lines should be reaffirmed and the U.S. should express its determination to implement the declaration to avoid war and should urge the U.N. to do the same.
Abba Eban, Ambassador a Israel to the United States, also delivered a major address at the dinner, emphasizing Israel’s need for aid from the United States in the current Arab Israel crisis.