JERUSALEM (Oct. 5)
Israel’s defense industries have made great strides in the direction of buttressing the nation’s security effort, top Defense Ministry officials stated today at a public meeting.
Among the great advances made, they said, was progress toward the manufacture and assembly in Israel of French jet trainer planes. The armaments industry is now turning some of its efforts toward supplying the civilian market for spare auto parts and chemicals which civilian industry has not yet begun to manufacture.
It was also revealed that one of the leaders of a recent United Jewish Appeal mission which visited Israel recently had offered to invest $600, 000 in cattle raising in order to provide a supply of meat for the army.