Military Protection for Israel by the U.S. Sought in Washington

Israel would be protected militarily by the United States under a policy proposed in the Senate today by Sen. Styles Bridges, chairman of the Senate Republican policy committee. Sen. Bridges is from New Hampshire.

In a proposed policy that appeared directed against Nasser’s United Arab Republic, Sen. Bridges said it would mean that “we would act to stop any leader or group of persons of one Arab state from extending power” of any other state “by subversion, fomenting revolution, or by any other force.” He said “this policy of protection includes the State of Israel.”

(The New York Times reported today from Washington that Israel wants a specific guarantee of its security from the United States. She also wants arms aid to make up for the imbalance created by the movement of Iraq and her United States and British arms into the pro-Nasser camp.)

The Senate late yesterday adopted a resolution calling for creation of a permanent United Nations police force. Supporting the resolution, Sen Bridges said the United States must tell the Soviet Union that this nation will “resist without limit” any Soviet Middle East aggression.

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