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Israel Denies Concealing Deal to Export Eggs to Castro Cuba

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The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed here today that Israel had negotiated an agreement with the Cuban Government, providing for the export of eggs by this country to Cuba. The spokesman denied, however, that the agreement had ever been kept secret, or that anyone had ever complained about it.

Foreign press reports, emanating from here last week indicated that U.S. officials had complained to the Israeli Government over the agreement with the Castro regime, since Israel farmers feed egg-producing chickens grain given to Israel by the United States from surplus agricultural stockpiles. “There is no clause in the American-Israeli agreement over the supply of grain surplus that it is not to be used as fodder,” the Government spokesman added.

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