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Peace on Israel’s Borders Up to Arab States, Locker Says

Israel will not start a war, and peace along the Arab Israel borders depends entirely upon the actions of the Arab states, Berl Locker, member of the Israel Parliament and former chairman of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem, declared at a press conference here today. Mr. Locker has just arrived in this country for a two-month tour of 20 major cities in the United States and Canada on behalf of the 33rd annual Israel Histadrut Campaign, which this year seeks $5,500,000.

Mr. Locker asserted that there was no reason to believe that the latest development in the Iraqi-Jordan situation was “the end of the story.” Israel is concerned about the new threat posed by Iraqi troops, he continued, “but is not panicky.” He said recent acquisition of jet planes had strengthened Israel.