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Cairo Press Answers Ben Gurion with Charges of ‘conspiracy’

Cairo newspapers, apparently in answer to Premier David Ben Gurion’s vitriolic attack on Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian dictator, in the Knesset yesterday, opened fire on Israel today with a barrage of assorted conspiracy charges.

The newspaper Al Ahram reported that Israel had mobilized and was massing forces on the Jordan border as part of an intricate British plot to seize the Jordan-held west bank of the Jordan River and place it under United Nations control. Another newspaper, which also reported this alleged massing of forces, charged that it was a move to support King Hussein against the Jordanian people.

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