U.s.a. Asks Israel, Syria to Maintain Peace in Face of World Crisis

The United States was disclosed today to have asked Israel and Syria to make special efforts to maintain peace on their border because of the American-Soviet Cuban crisis.

The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv was understood to have sent that request to the Israel Government along with information on the Cuban crisis, A similar request was made to Syria. The appeals were assumed to refer to the border clash last week which developed when Syrian gunners opened fire on Israeli workers in the Tel Katzir area southeast of Lake Tiberias.

American Ambassador Walworth Barbour called today on Mrs, Golda Meir, Israel’s. Foreign Minister, to convey the United States position on Cuban developments, including the current United Nations Security Council debate. The envoy conferred for more than an tour yesterday with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. It was understood the talks concerned possible Middle East repercussions arising out of the Cuban crisis.

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