WASHINGTON (Dec. 26)
The Arab-Israel situation was discussed today in the White House when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles met with President Eisenhower for more than an hour reviewing major developments, it was indicated in informed government circles.
State Department sources said today that no decision has yet been reached on Israel’s arms list, submitted several weeks ago. ON the other hand the administration is certain that Congress will approve the projected financial aid to Egypt for the building of the Aswan Dam, although some debating of the suggested American aid to Egypt is expected in Congress.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that authorization issued to Israel last June for the purchase of wheat or wheat flour has been extended and in creased to $2,214,000. Since purchases totaling $1,145,000 were previously made, the action will permit the purchase of an additional $1,068,000 worth of wheat or wheat flour, including certain ocean transportation costs.
The National Academy of Sciences today reported that Israel will participate in a project to be undertaken by leading world scientists who will conduct the most comprehensive investigations in solar activity, meteorology, rocket exploration of the upper stratosphere, geomagnetism, gravity measurements, latitude and longitude determinations, ionospheric physics, aurora and glow, cosmic rays, glaciology, oceanography and seismology.