Canadian Jews Ask Prime Minister to Sell Jet Planes to Israel

A memorandum expressing the deep concern of the Canadian Jewish community over the continuing gravity of the Middle East situation, particularly as it affects the security of Israel, and asking the Canadian Government for “an immediate and favorable decision” to sell jet planes to Israel, was submitted to Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent over the signatures of Samuel Bronfman, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and Michael Garber, chairman of the United Zionist Council of Canada.

The memorandum stressed that “the threat to Israel’s safety and the desire of her Arab neighbors to exterminate Israel is as grave a threat today as it has been for the past many months.” It also called on the Prime Minister to speak out at the Commonwealth Conference of Prime Ministers being held later this month in London, “in favor of a sympathetic Commonwealth view of Israel’s vulnerability and danger.”

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