WASHINGTON (Dec. 20)
Senator Albert Gore. Democrat of Tennessee, who, together with Senator Gale McGee, Democrat of Wyoming. visited Israel and Arab countries, today clarified his remarks in his report last Wednesday on the problem of resettling Arab refugees.
The Senator was understood to have said that during efforts to return some refugees to Palestine from Jordan, the Israeli Prime Minister had received a report from his military commander that the refugees were threatening suicide rather than be returned.
This episode actually occurred, according to Senetor Gore, while he and Senator McGee were talking with the Prime Minister of Jordan. He said their conversation was interrupted while the Prime Minister took a call from his military commander. Sen. Gore was also quoted as saying that while in Israel, he and Sen. McGee learned that negotiations were under way for the return of 250,000 Arab refugees from Jordan. Actually the negotiations concerned 250 refugees.