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Lodge Says Israel ‘has No Greater Friend'; Heckled in Garment Center

Henry Cabot Lodge, Republican Vice Presidential nominee, today told a crowd in the garment district here that “Israel has no greater friend than I.”

He attacked Democratic Congressmen Emanuel Celler and Abraham Multer, both of New York, because they said they had “documentary proof” Mr. Lodge helped rescue Nasser’s Egypt in the 1956 Suez war situation. Mr. Lodge was, at the time of the Suez crisis, chairman of the United States delegation to the United Nations. He asked: “If I were anti-Israel, why should United Nations Ambassador Michael Comay, of Israel, give me a farewell luncheon when I retired from the United Nations?”

Persons in the crowd shouted at Mr. Lodge: “Go back to Egypt,” “Lodge is Nasser’s buddy,” and “Go swim in the Suez.”