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Israel Announces It Has Sold $8 Million Worth of ‘uzzi’ Machineguns

Israel has exported 212,000 of its Uzzi submachine guns in transactions which have netted $8,000,000 to Israel’s Treasury, Deputy Defense Minister Shimon Peres told a Defense Ministry workers’ rally today. He also told the rally that the entry of missiles into the Middle East had “considerably reduced” Israel’s qualitative edge in manpower, but it had also cut Egypt’s quantitative superiority in armament.

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion told the rally, which was attended by all military industry employes, that disunity among the Arab countries worked to Israel’s disadvantage. He said that the divided Arabs competed with one another for the title of being “most anti-Israel.” He warned against “dangerous complacency” in Israel, declaring that there were Israelis who “live in a fool’s paradise” if they thought that Israel was secure.