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Israel Envoy Says Arab Intrigues Foment Danger in the Middle East

Dangerous undercurrents in the Middle East area which may at any time come to the surface were cited yesterday by Israel’s Minister Plenipotentiary, Yaacov Herzog, as evidence of the fact that the relaxation of world tension elsewhere has so far not found expression in the situation there.

“Not only the relentless Arab attitude toward Israel but the intra-Arab relationship itself–laden with intrigue, subversion and aggressive intent–seem totally removed from the context of general international trends,” the Minister told over 1,000 guests who gathered at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for the 21st annual luncheon of the Jewish Teachers Community Chest.

Minister Herzog paid tribute to the United Jewish Appeal for its invaluable aid in the welcoming to Israel and its absorption of Jewish refugees. He praised the Jewish teachers of New York for the help they have given through the years “to those in need and all over the world.”

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