U.S. Will Discontinue Technical Assistance to Israel in 1962

The United States technical assistance program for Israel will be discontinued after the American fiscal year ending June 30, 1962, as a result of what was described in the press here as “a cordial agreement” between the Israel Government and the U.S. Operations Mission, which administers the program.

American aid programs, including grants in aid and the supply of food surpluses, will not be affected by the cessation of technical aid. The decision to terminate aid was made in view of the steady increase in Israel technical know-how. The volume of U.S. technical aid, which has been steadily decreasing in recent years, now stands at $1,000,000 spent on American advisers in special fields here and on study fellowships for Israelis abroad.

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