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Republican Convention ‘strengthens’ Its Plank on Middle East

The foreign Policy Committee at the Republican Convention today issued what was described by Senators Jacob K. Javits and Kenneth B. Keating, New York Republicans, as a “strengthened” Middle East plank. Eliminating a portion of the previous Middle East plank, the revised plank reads:

“With specific reference to Israel and the Arab nations, we urge them to undertake negotiations for a mutually acceptable settlement of the causes of tension between them.

“We pledge continued efforts: to eliminate the obstacles to a lasting peace in the area, including the human problem of the Arab refugees; to seek an end to transit and trade restrictions, blockades and boycotts; to secure freedom of navigation in international waterways, the cessation of discrimination against Americans on basis of religious beliefs, and an end to the wasteful and dangerous arms race and to the threat of an arms imbalance in the area. “

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