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Canada May Be Asked to Lift Ban on Shipping Jets to Israel

Diplomatic sources said today that Israel may soon ask Canada to lift its ban on shipping Canadian Sabre jet fighter planes to Israel. Before a ban was imposed last October 31, Israel had negotiated a $7,200,000 contract with Canadian, Ltd., for 24 Sabre jets. The government withdrew its approval of the transaction during the Sinai campaign.

(In Stockholm, Col. Walter Lundqvist, Swedish former chief of Staff of the United Nations Emergency Force, said today that it was “frightening” to watch the pace of the Arab states’ arms collection. He called it the “worst arms race–including the second World War–that I have seen.” Col. Lundqvist was aide to Maj. Gen. E. L. M. Burns, UNEF commander, until this month.)