Javits Asks U.S. to Lead World Boycott of Suez Canal

Senator Jacob K. Javits (R. N. Y.) called on the Administration tonight to lead the free world in a boycott of the Suez Canal in an effort "to bring Nasser to terms." In a speech to the biennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women, he asked that $250,000,000 of U.S. financial aid be assured for Britain, France, and other large users of the canal to help them bypass the waterway.

He also declared that the U.S. and the UN are morally committed to maintain the United Nations Emergency Forces at the Strait of Tiran and the Gaza Strip until peaceful conditions have been established.

Earlier in the day, the Council adopted resolutions dealing with immigration, civil rights, and foreign economic aid. It called for an immediate and basic revision of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Law. Citing the plight of the Hungarian and Egyptian refugees, it asked for a new law which would effectively grant permanent refuge to a fair share of the world’s present and future excapees from persecution. It further called for the elimination of the national origins quota system and discrimination against naturalized citizens and for more humane deportation and exclusion proceedings and fair judicial review of all administrative decisions pertaining to immigration and naturalization.

The Council also voiced support for President Eisenhower’s request for civil rights legislation and called on Congress to pass nothing less than the Administration’s proposal, It also favored supporting economic aid to the underdeveloped countries of the world.

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