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Israel Interested in Seeing Lebanon Survive, Mapai Leader Tells Parley

Israel is interested in seeing Lebanon survive, Dr. Giora Josephthal, secretary general of the Mapai, Israel’s largest party and leading force in the government, declared at a public meeting at Kfar Ata last night.

In the first semi-official reaction to Lebanese developments, Dr. Josephthal pointed out that adherence to the Eisenhower Doctrine had not helped Lebanon. He added that as long as the United Nations does not have a military force of its own, its guarantees are unable to safeguard the sovereignty of a small state menaced by more powerful neighbors.