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Jordan Wants Arab Summit Conference on Israel’s Irrigation Plan

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hazza Majali today called for an early Arab States summit conference, to coordinate Arab policy against Israel’s plan to harness the waters of the Jordan River to irrigate the Negev, according to dispatches received here today from the Jordanian capital of Amman.

Meanwhile, it was learned here, a three-power committee representing the United Arab Republic, Jordan and Lebanon has begun compiling reports about Israel’s plan, and the effect it may have on the Arab states. The reports will be submitted to a special meeting of the Arab League Council, convened “to prevent Israel from diverting the Jordan waters.”