Egypt to Sell Israeli Vessel Seized at Suez Canal

The Cairo radio announced today that Egypt would place on sale the Israeli vessel Bat Galim which was seized when it attempted to sail through the Suez Canal nearly two years ago. The crew was eventually returned, after pressure from the United Nations, but the vessel was not returned because the Israelis would not accept it unless it was allowed to continue its journey through the Canal.

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, today categorically denied a charge by Egyptian Premier Nasser to the effect that the Zionist Congress had demanded the “liberation” of the “Israeli homeland” between the Nile and the Euphrates rivers. The proceedings of the Zionist Congress, Dr. Goldmann pointed out, were open to the Israeli and foreign press. “Our resolutions were made public property and there was not the slightest hint in them justifying Col. Nasser’s charges,” he said.

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